Likes: swimming, playing fetch, barking at his friends, taking long walks with his mommy or anybody with a leash.
Pet-Peeves: others taking his toys, being disturbed while he is sleeping
Favorite Toy: pink fuzzy purse,
Favorite Food: ice cream or popcycles
Favorite Walk: to the little store, down the street....he just loves to walk!
Best Tricks: shaking hands, laying down, standing on hind legs, playing fetch, swimming in the pool
Arrival Story: his daddy saved him from being put to sleep. Daddy went on a diving trip and the lady who was there worked for an animal shelter close by...she said she had a puppie dog who was going to be put to sleep and did he want to see him. Of course his daddy fell right in love and surprised mommy with him. He barked all the time and wouldn't eat until mommy noticed the problem. She rushed him to the vet and had 11 of his teeth pulled. Now mommy (I) have to crush up his dry food, mix with water and spoon feed him twice a day. He loves that and is taking full advantage of not even having to stand to eat.
Bio: Ok....since we have had little Dante we keep finding out little tricks he can do.
l) He LOVES to play fetch. He has several favorite toys that you can say "go get your toy" or "go get your chicken" and he will go find it wherever it is and bring it to you for you to throw it. He is sooo cute running to get the toy and he brings it right back for you to throw it again.
2) He will "shake".
3) He lays and sits on command.
4) If you are drinking out of a glass, he always wants a drink too. Yes, of course from the glass.
5) The other day I was sitting with the laptop open on the coffee table...Dante was barking at the back of the computer. Finally I got up and he was barking at a cup sitting behind the computer. I asked if he was thirsty and he barked "yes". I went to get him a drink and noticed that the water bowl in the kitchen was completely empty!! He was "telling" me the water bowl was empty and he wanted a drink.
6) BTW....he has also learned to eat dry food by himself. No more feeding with a spoon!!!!!!
7) He also LOVES to swim and will hop right into the swimming pool if we are not careful.
8) He LOVES to walk too. If shoes are put on before work time he thinks HE is getting to go for a walk. He will go right out and head straight down the street!!! He loves this and it is usually hard to get him back in.
You came to us needing love and I feel like you gave more love than you received. You were such a joy....always making me smile. Your cute little hop when you'd bark. BOL...your whole body would hop up. It was so cute.
I love you so much and I am so so sorry I took you in to the vet that Friday. I would give anything to be able to turn back time. And I worry so much because you didn't wake me up...you just laid on my pillow and went to the Bridge. :( Please know how very happy you made me while you were here. I'm so glad Danny, your daddy, brought you home that day. You were such a good boy. Mommy loves you !!!
*Dante and Suzette were so surprised when Tiffy called to invite them over for lunch today! The boys had been working all morning on getting decorations up for the party for Dante! They’ll really be surprised when they get to lunch! And of course all the cousins will be there. Rov is bringing a special gift for Dante, and Tiffy has a surprise for him, too. Bear Dog grilled a big steak for his lunch!*
Hey Little Buddy,
It's Mommy and I want you to know just how much I miss you and remember this day....the day you were rescued by Daddy and brought here to live with us. I was not all that happy. You barked ALL the time...just standing in the doorway between the kitchen and the living room barking. Oh me...what had daddy done?
Turns out you had bad teeth and it hurt to eat. Well no wonder you kept barking. Whew...I'm so glad we figured it out and got you to feeling better.
You turned out to be sooooo much fun and such a joy in my life. You were my best trained little doggie. You also loved to swim and play with toys. I about threw my shoulder out playing fetch with you. BOL.
Also my best and most enthusiastic walker. You loved to walk down to the gas station. You loved walking everywhere.
Dante we have a new deck at the house now and I know you would love it. I wish you were here to enjoy it with me.
I am so so so so glad I took all those pictures of you on your last weekend. I'm just sorry I got your teeth done which I still believe caused you to leave us.
I love you and think about you daily....honestly you were a joy and I say that every time I talk about you.
I will see you someday.....don't forget about me.
I love you, Son.
*The boys and cousins already have all the decorations hung…Tiffy made them all a big breakfast. Now they’re just waiting for Fancy Pants & Rov to get Dante over to the house. They decided to tell him it’s a surprise for Tiffy (and she will be surprised, because she doesn’t know Suzette and Muffin are coming with him!!!). So they’re pretty sure they can get him there and he’ll be surprised, too! Clyde & Coco are all set to show up…and Rudy & Blondie and all the dog family are planning on being there. The boys have done a great job getting the word out, but keeping it from Dante! He’s going to love it!*
*The party is in full swing!! Tiffy was so surprised when Dante, Suzette & Muffin walked in!! She was almost as surprised as Dante was when he walked in and saw all the banners and balloons hanging everywhere saying “Dante’s Bridge Day”…and they all went to the Cloud Bank to sprinkle angel dust on Mom T back in TN. Now the kids are all playing games, and the grown-ups are visiting on the deck. The little turtles are swimming in the boys’ pool. Everybody is having such a good time! Rov ran over and gave Dante a big hug when he walked in the door! Fancy Pants & Rov did a great job getting Dante there without him knowing what was going on. Rudy & Blondie had stopped by the Cloud Bank on the way over, and sprinkled a big bag of get-well dust on Haley! Bear Dog has the grill set up to cook steaks for all the dog family and corn pups for all the squirrel family and grilled catfish for all the cat family!! He thinks he has everybody covered! And Tiffy just brought out Gussies big cake with “Dante” and a picture of Dante on the cake! Supper will soon be ready!*
Dante was so so so surprised when he got to the party and the surprise was for HIM !! They boys giggled like little girls...it was so cute. Dante had a really really good day. He hardly thought about missing his Mommy all day. :)
*The party finally wound down. Everybody enjoyed their supper from Bear Dog’s grill. And they all had some of Dante’s cake! He took the rest home with him! He said he was really surprised, but he was glad they sprinkled the angel dust on you today.*