Nicknames: Tankey, Tanks, Tankenmayer, Tankers McGee, Tankenstein, Tankster, Tanka Truck, Little Boy, Little Man
Birthday: October 13th 2006
Likes: Goofing around with my family. :)
Pet-Peeves: When stupid twolegs say I have a lazy eye... They're called SHIH TZU EYES, PEOPLE! Yes, they're big and give me comical expressions, but that doesn't mean I have something wrong with me. GROW UP! *throws a hissy fit*
Favorite Toy: My frisbeeeeeeeeeeee! I also like my Huff, but that's more for chewing and not playing.
Favorite Food: I have an obsession with yogurt, beef jerky, white cheddar cheese popcorn, and homemade dog treats. =D
Favorite Walk: Allllllllllllllll around PetSmart.
Best Tricks: Check my "Tricks" section!
Arrival Story: My first memories were of my mommy and my brother. We used to live with a human family in the woods. It was so fun to romp around in the leaves and sticks, though I did have fleas from living out there. One day I went for a ride in a huge creature that you could get into (that I later found out was a truck) and arrived at yet another place. I had only known my other home, so this was weird, but I quickly found out that this new den could be loads of fun-- especially since my new human family had a reputation for being animal lovers. Apparently I arrived the day before some weird holiday called "Thanksgiving" that involved lotsa good food. Guess I got lucky, huh?
The rest is history!
Special thanks to Sunny for making my Howloween pic!
See that irresistable shag carpeting all over my body? It's actually hair, not fur. That means that allergic people won't sneeze around me, and I don't shed that much, so I can be enjoyed by all! HOW COOL IS THAT?
Also, I'm told that I have 0% prey drive, whatever that means. I play with every creature I meet, and have no idea why anybody would want to hurt anybody. =S My favorites (other than dogs) are chinchillas, ferrets, and mice.
I'm really smart! Check out all my skills!
--Counter (spin counter-clockwise)
--Jump in arms
--Jump on back
--Jump over arms
--Jump over back
--Jump over feet
--Jump over legs
--Jump through hooped arms
--Saying "I love you"
--Walk in between my pawrent's legs while walking
--Walk through legs (back --> front)
--Walk through legs (front --> back)
--Weave through legs (Figure 8)
--More to come!
My pawrent turned me into a personal trainer! Check it out!
--Legs: When doing leg lifts, I'll hop through an open set of legs and jump over them once they're closed! --Stretch: When sitting on the ground, my pawrent will do the stretch-and-touch-your-toes exercise. Whenever both arms are completely outreached, I'll hop over them! --Toes: When doing toe touches, I give my pawrent a kiss on the way down!
Woah! Tonight I was on the computer at 11pm like the cool person I am, and all of a sudden I hear noise at the screen door. [We live in Florida where it's getting insanely hot, therefore all the doors are open.]
Up shot Lobo and Tankers. Someone was trying to break in, thinking we were all asleep due to the dark rooms and low TV volume. They barked like crazy, and Lobo slammed against the door , scaring the guy away!
From now on, doors are closed by 7:30pm, TV will be loud, and at least a small light is staying on!
Though Tank would defend me with his life, it sure is comforting having a big dog with an even bigger bark around the house.
My new sis, Lobo, is pretty cool. She can be kinda weird, though. She came from the shelter with no potty training, so we have to go outside about a thousand times a day. When we do, she stares at me while I'm... well... doing what dogs do outside. My pawrent says she's just trying to learn the ropes, but it's still really creepy.
Other than that, things are going GREAT! She's really calm for a big dog. When we play, Lobz is always nice and gentle. If she ever does get too rough, I let out a yelp and she'll back off a bit.
The other day she went with my pawrent to Vet Tech and went over the Agility field. When she got back home, she was completely exhausted, though she didn't go for very long. I tried to bark at her to get her to play, but she just wanted to sleep. Not even when I jumped up on top of her and bit those Basenji ears! She didn't care. Soooooooooo mellow.