Likes: He Loved having his picture taken,being wrapped in a blanket, all snuggly, and to be rocked, shopping, "mommy and puppy time"
Pet-Peeves: Hated being left alone
Favorite Toy: His very first toy a stuffed cow, but anything that squeeked, or rolled was great too, he especially like the cats chase the ball tube
Favorite Food: Anything he could sneak, frenchfries, were the best!
Favorite Walk: In the yard running around the fence where his sister Tessa played
Best Tricks: He'd coming running, and prance in front of me, like "here Iam, here Iam" when I'd say,"Mommy can't find you!" Or trying to wake me up by backing up to the closet door and bump it with his butt, then run to the bed to see if I heard him,
Arrival Story: TedEbear was born in my backyard 3 weeks after his mama moved to Iowa from Tennessee, he was one of 7 pups, and the last to get a home, so I decided to keep him.
He was so adorable, but very tiny, so I knew something was wrong, but I wanted to give him the best life to be had.
Bio: TedEbear was a dwarf cause by HYPOTHYROIDISM. At about 3 months of age he started to have violent seizures, sometimes they would be 5 minutes in length other times 20 minutes. He could go weeks without one, or have 8 or more in a day. Most of the time he was cold, so I bought a heated for in my bedroom..or should I say HIS bedroom... This was the start of our "Mommy & Puppy" time, wrapping him in a blanket and rocking him while I watched tv. By 9 months things were pretty well straightened out, with meds, but as he'd start to grow, changes had to be made when he had seizures again.
He was about 2 when his fur started falling out, and he would be pretty naked in spots, so we went shopping to buy sweaters, he enjoyed people making a fuss over how cute he was.
At this point he still had not lost his baby teeth either, but in a way that was good, cause he happened to bite me a few times when he was having seizures, and its good that his teeth were still tiny. But I do have a few scars to always remember him by.
He was almost 2 when we decided it was safe to have him neutered, and in doing a chest x-ray, Kim, our vet, noticed his heart was larger than it should be. Then 6 months later when he had to have another x-ray, it showed his heart had doubled in size, so I knew life for him was not going to be too long
He was my constant companion for 3 1/2 years, still tiny, so he got to be carried a lot, one of his biggest joys! The most he weighed was 9#. This past April (2006) I has 2 heartattacks, and when I came home from the hospital, he was acting terribly "needy". He was very cold all the time, so we spent a lot of time in the rocker, wrapped in a blanket, and at night he got to sleep in my bed, that was when I noticed his breathing was slowing down a lot. I was 5 days from going back to work, the afternoon of May 25th 2006, we were watching tv all snuggled in a blanket in the rocker, when he took his last breath. We went to the local HobbyLobby store and bought a little pine chest, I wrapped him in his blanket, and tucked him inside with 2 of his favorite toys.
Enjoy your stay at THE RAINBOW BRIDGE, my baby, till I come to get you, and we'll never be apart.
Did ya see that!! WoW!!! I am Dog of the Day!! This is certainly an honor, Thank You so much HQ for thinking I deserve such recognition. Mommy will post more tomorrow on my pressies and congratulatory messages.
I have been here 7 of those 10 years, and we have all learned a lot about friends, and information, facts and fun. Thank You for this awesome site, and may it progress and prosper, and increase with Love, Patience, and Hope.
In honor of this great anniversary, I helped Mommy with a poem. We placed a truncated version in a birthday cake (a free gift from HQ) for our friends pages.
DOGSTER/CATSTER = FRIENDS & UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
Over the past 10 years
In laughter and through tears
As friends we connect across the miles
During tribulations and trials
Seeking comfort in our time of need
Finding open arms of Love; we proceed
Connecting on this Dogster site
Our friends become our guiding light
To give us hope when all feels lost
And to honor, with wings, those who've crossed
Diary's we keep, games we play, challenges we take
Happy Birthday Dogster/Catster...Lets go eat cake!
Today is lil Sammys first birthday!! Yeaaaa baby!
However, I have been watching over Mommys human son, Carl who had to have surgery, on Tuesday. He is still in the hospital in need of "Angel Power" as he is having complications. Please keep him and Mommy and the family in your prayers. Back to Angel duty, will try to be checking back later.
Hugs for you ღ TedEbear