Nicknames: boomchi, boomchi-butt, my sister Mali, Sunshine, pungle snax, Miss Clio, Moo Moo, Miss Piggy, Chuki-Max, too many to list!
Birthday: April 4th 2006
Likes: Hey guys, Mali here: Um, I like to cuddle with my pack (my mami, dadi, scruffy), I like to dream of unicorns and mermaids and biscuits (aka miscuits) wrapped in ham, I love to smile :) ! I smile a whole lot!
Pet-Peeves: I don't like mean dogs who growl or bite! Yuck! I also don't like people who orientalize 3-legged dogs!
Favorite Toy: My newest and favoritist toy is my little monkey stuffed animal. I cuddle with it and lick it as if it were my own baby, (even though it's adopted). My uncle scruffy is my other favorite "toy", and after play time, we get to cuddle!
Favorite Food: Well, I usually don't turn down any food. I really love apples and grapes. My uncle scruffy thinks that it's weird that I like fruit, but it's so yummy that it MUST be bad for me! I also, lick my plate clean every meal, spit shine plate lickin good!
Favorite Walk: Whenver I walk with my pack, I always have an eye out for one of my peeps. I love to play with my homies: big ups to Butkus, Heiwo, My Bologna, Bisa, Big Boy, and a special shot out to the 54th st. grub hounds!
Best Tricks: I put my eyeliner and mascara on every morning before my mommy and daddy wake up. No one ever sees me without it. All in all, I suppose I'm a real sweatheart, a local superstar!
Arrival Story: MALI WAS ADOPTED ON JUNE 13, 2008 - WE LOVE YOU MALI and HOPE YOU HAVE FOUND A GREAT HOME!!!!!!!!!!
Bio: In May 2007, Mali was involved in an accident and her front left paw was paralyzed and we were afraid she might have neurological damage too. We were between putting her to asleep and having her live, what we thought at the time, was an incomplete life to fulfill some selfish human need. After a full day of tears, we decided to put her to sleep. When we went to the vet, one of the aides talked us out of it! She saw how emotionally distraught we were about the decision and she assured us that Mali would most likely be fine. She said we were just misinformed and afraid and that dogs with 3 paws live great, complete and fulfilling lives. We decided to take her advice and she was 100% correct! Mali, now around 2, has grown into a really smart little girl. It's amazing just how smart and sensitive dogs can be! People continuously undermine the intelligence of dogs, perhaps to make it easier to euthanize them by the millions or to abandon them. Mali senses when something is wrong and will get sad with us. Sometimes, she'll get mad at mommy or daddy if we talk about her in a less-than-positive way between each other, and Mali will ignore us for a day or two! This example was the most shocking: after we had her paralyzed leg amputated, we left a t-shirt on Mali at all times so that she would not irritate or lick the incision. However, when we would take the shirt off, Mali would act very ashamed and depressed! She would look at the place where her leg was, then look at us in quick succession with the saddest look I've ever seen on her face. Then she would get up from the bed and hide under a desk, with the amputated side of her body against the wall! Mali never hides anywhere, nor does she normally act so ashamed. It was equally sad and amazing at the same time. Mali knew something was wrong and didn't know how to cope with it. When we would put the shirt back on, it would take Mali a couple of hours to forget about the surgery. Now, luckily, she seems to have forgotten about the surgery and her amputated leg - as far as we know anyway...
Update: We gave Mali up for adoption very recently and she was adopted right away. As graduate students doing research abroad for the next couple of years, we decided against the dangers of flying Mali to Europe. We hope she has found amazing, loving, and caring parents. She is an amazing, sensitive little girl who requires lots of love!
MALI WAS ADOPTED ON JUNE 13, 2008 - WE LOVE YOU MALI and HOPE YOU HAVE FOUND A GREAT HOME!!!!!!!!!!
So I LOVE my food now! YAY! I am a complete plate licker now! Mami and dadi held out... they made me give up my old puppy chow ways for the healthier and happier Purina Beneful! I am so much more energetic and happier! 1 1/2 cups, two times a day, and I should knock off the couple of pounds uncle vet said I needed to lose in no time!
So mami and dadi gave me Purina Beneful 1 1/2 cups. I didn't like it so I didn't eat anything. I feel hungry. Uncle vet told dadi that I would get used to the food change eventually. Hmmmm. Let's see how this goes.