Likes: Walks, rides, treats... in his mind, what else is there?
Pet-Peeves: Thunder, Fireworks, "Alien Invaders" (potentially troublesome strangers) - he takes his "guard dog" responsibilities seriously!
Favorite Toy: Probably our cat, Dusty - his favorite squeaky toy! And he is always walking around with either a stuffie or a mammoth bone in his mouth.
Favorite Food: He is happy to eat just about anything, and he loves his Greenies after dinner!
Favorite Walk: He gets so excited about going out! But since a July 4th fireworks trauma two years ago, he was afraid to go anywhere but the sidewalk from the front door to the back. Poor guy! Just recently, he's been able to take his old familiar route again. Yay!
Best Tricks: Tracking me down when we play hide-and-seek.
Arrival Story: Ringo was adopted from the Lucky Dog Rescue Foundation of Minnesota, a fantastic local rescue organization (visit -- link removed -- for more info). He was one day away from execution when they rescued him.
We are so grateful to Michol and Steven, who were his foster parents before he got his forever home, and Rita, the Fairy Dogmother who rescued him.
Bio: Very few people outside of the U.K. even know what a lurcher is. It's a type, not a breed, resulting from the cross of a sighthound (gazehound, windhound) with a working breed. As Ringo grew up (and he kept growing for about 3 yrs.) he filled out to just under 100 lbs., looking more and more like a GSD. But he still has the long body, long legs, and deep chest of a sighthound. When he's not holding his ears fully erect like a Shepherd, they fold back in that peculiar Lurcher way. And those big, deep, bright eyes give away his sighthound heritage.
Ringo has two unusual physical features: the "ink spot" on his tongue, and some of the longest canine "fingers" we've ever seen... if he had thumbs, he could play the piano!
Last time I wrote about feelin blue, it was just sorta like a fun thing, I just wanted to write a lil song and I din't have any bones, so there ya go.
But now I am really feelin blue, cuz I see some awful sad stuff goin on with some other dogs. There is this thing called IMHA that dogs can get and it is a real bad thing to have... sometimes it just takes a dog's life right out from under em in a real short time. And even the lucky ones live their whole lives bein scared of what will happen that day, or the next day... just think of what that would be like.
I got a friend named Angel Mica, well, ya probly know her already, she is known as "the Wonderpup" and she has about a bazillion pals. If ya go look at her page, go down the right side just under her bio text stuff, and ya see a nice picture of a whole bunch of dogs. And if ya look real close, ya see that some of em got a purple star and a lot of em have a green star. See, what that means is that the dogs with the purple star are livin with IMHA... or else IMHA has already taken them away from their families. And the ones with the green stars are tryin to help stop that from happenin to more dogs, by givin some money to help the dogtors find a cure or a way to keep it from happenin at all.
The thing that has got me feelin blue is that even though I am not as good at math as my brother, I can still figger out that we are gonna need a whole lot more of them green stars to keep them purple stars from multiplyin.
It would be pretty cool if ya could go check this stuff out... go read Mica's diary for September 19th and see if ya can't help out a lil bit. Ya don't have to be some rich dude or dudette, just do what ya can and ask some of yer pals to join ya. Like I said, I'm no math whiz but I do know that a little times a lot is a lot... and there are a whole lot of us dogs here.