Duke (In Loving Memory)

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Home:Calvert City, KY  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Moses, Son

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog-dog rescue

January 19th 1996

Cuddling and Playing with his favorite toy, Purple Monkey

Squirt bottles, water, mom leaving.

Favorite Toy:
Purple Monkey that scares mom when it makes noise. Any tug of war device I can find!!!!

Favorite Food:
Science Diet Senior Dog, rawhide chews when being monitored, thank goodness mom doesn't make me be a vegetarian too!

Favorite Walk:
At Grandma's in VA, as long as mom stays away from the blasted horses!

Best Tricks:
"Go to your room" he finds his room, even if visiting someone and only stayed in room one night, he knows where his room is (wherever he slept with mom last.)

Arrival Story:
I got him from the Roanoke Animal Shelter, against their advice, as he was considered aggressive. He smiled, so he showed his teeth. Although, he now knows he will no longer be injured by human hands. He completely trusts me.

The picture with the small little bed, Duke decided after getting in trouble to lay in that cat bed. It was hilarious, because it was quite obviously a guilt trip. He had been in time out and as soon as he came out he laid in that small bed. Duke has complete run of the house along with our other animals, they can lay on the furniture along with their people.....nothing is off limits (other than counters and tables LOL). It was so pathetic. The black and white picture is obviously of his younger and thinner days. Duke is on up there in years and the metabolism has slowed down. Although he does not get people food, and does get exercise, the metabolism has slowed down on him and he has put on a few pounds, we try to work on it and maintain. He is quite a trooper.

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November 26th 2006 More than 10 years!

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Duke Went to Rainbow Bridge

April 5th 2009 5:21 pm
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March 19 was one of the hardest days of my life. Duke, my companion since I left home at 18 passed away. We burried him here at our home. I have not gone one day since with out crying. I have Delilah and she is teaching me new things. However, I still mourn for Duke. He was a dog who had a following of people, who mourned him. Often people who wrote and called and asked how he was before they asked and some that only wanted to know how he was :-). No one could say no to this wonderful smart guy. I used to say Moses, when talking about him, because he knew "dog", and "Duke". He caught on to "Moses" within a week. He is sorely missed.
I even got a memorial tattoo for this ole man. I placed it in a place so I will see it every day, facing me, because as time goes on and I am distanced from this, I still do not want to go a day without remembering him. He taught me a lot. He was a challenge. He was in the "bad" side of the shelter. Two hours from being euthanized. We taught each other alot. I always had to come home, I had a dog to feed. He taught me responsibility, and love, and I taught him boundaries and how to behave, verbal commands. He by far taught me more than I ever taught him. He may have understood my conversations and I was suprised by his knowledge, but if you only knew, what this amazing dog taught me, I cannot even put it in words, I know you dogster owners understand and know!! RIP Duke, you are always in my heart. I will post a picture of the tattoo. ******The tattoo is NOT as big as it appears, I zoomed in on it. It is on the left inside wrist facing me.....can be covered with a watch if it needs to be. ********


A New Sister

June 17th 2008 11:26 pm
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Mom has gone and done it again. First they raced off and dropped me at a kennel and mom left and she was crying. This kind of freaked me out. I thought they were leaving me forever. By the time they got back it felt that way. They had to nerve to bring me back a girl puppy. I would have much rather have had a tee shirt that said "My parents went to Palm Springs, CA and all I got was this stinking shirt" but no, these fools had to go and get a puppy.
She is not too bad though, she just has some learning to do. I remember what it was like when I was that age. She has been passed around some so she is learning everyone's different ways of doing things. I feels orry for her. I kind of am beginning to love her. Shhh don't tell the parents.
Well I guess I better go I hear mom in the treats and I want to get all of them before that little stinker comes in there.
Dukem' Nukem!!!!!



January 17th 2008 7:22 am
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My mommy and daddy bought me and my kittie siblings a big new house!! Can you believe it? After living in that rv, I did not think we would have all this room. I am going to take down some pictures of me and show off my new diggs!! I am having to keep the girls in line sometimes. They love to look out the sliding glass windows, I like to look out front and watch people go down the road since not many go down this road it is a big deal if they do!! I have had a lot of fun sitting with mom on her big chair and on the sofa while dad sits with his kitties and sometimes we switch up but no matter what I am jealous cause I want all of the attention!! That is just the way it goes!!

Well off I go to play!!!!!!!!! I have lived in houses and apartments before, but never one all my own!! Thanks mom and dad!

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