Madeleine Wood ('93-'04)

Italian Greyhound
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Sex: Female   Weight: 1-10 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Madeleine Wood ('93-'04)

Madeleina Puppytina, Princess Madeleine, Baby Girl, The Princess, etc.

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

Snoozing under Papadog's shirt or wrapped in an electric blanket on Daddy's or Mum's laps.

Pesky little brothers, cats.

Favorite Toy:
Any soft, squeaky toy, especially one with a squeaker or stuffing she could rip out. She just LOVED that!!

Favorite Food:
People food.

Favorite Walk:
Madeliene loved most walks. When she was a baby, tho, we took her on too much of a walk (we lived near Phx AZ then); she got so pooped in the heat, she just plopped down in gutter and wouldn't move. We carried her the rest of the way home.

Best Tricks:
Singing- she did a mean back up to her brother, Vinnie, on Nessun Dorma. Very elegant.

Arrival Story:
Madeleine came to us when she was only about eight weeks old, along with her bro, Vinnie. They each fit in Daddy's hand, with their little legs dangling on either side of his palms. Madeleine and Vinnie were rejects from a breeder who bred for show. We got them as a two-fer deal! Madeleine had a thumbprint-type cowlick on her forehead, making her "worthless," and Vinnie had only one testicle descended, so he was "no good." (A week after we brought him home, the other testicle descended, just in time to go to the vet to be neutered! As all pets should be.) So our two sweeties joined us- newlyweds in a new state, Valentine's Day, 1994.

She never did weigh more than about eight pounds her entire life. Madeleine spent her entire life stretched out in the sunny spot, or snuggled under one of the many heating pads around the house, all cranked up to high, 24/7/365. She also liked to root under the electric blanket on our bed, where she would hang on (picture Fred Flinstone trying to take Dino to the vet), even when we would shake the blanket in the morning trying to get her out to eat breakfast. What a spoiled little thing. I can still hear her voice. I keep thinking I hear her toenails as she ticky-ticky-ticks across the wood floors. She was almost completely blind and had some health problems, but otherwise, you'd have thought she was a puppy. She'd run blindly around the backyard, barking her head off at the squirrels she could hear. She knew they were close, darn it, so lots of general barking ought to do the trick! Madeleine would get up and down all night to get a drink or flap her ears or some such thing. She'd jump back on the bed right behind my head and scratch at me to lift the blanket so she could get under and snuggle back down at my feet, or behind my knees, or next to my belly. Papadog said he had seen her do this even when I was sound asleep and that I lifted the blanket in my sleep! I can still feel her draped across the crook of my elbow, sleeping next to me. The occasional poke of her cold, wet nose, the occasional stab of her little toenails, the little barks as she dreams. What a sweetheart. What a princess. She had us wrapped around her tiny paw from the day she came home to us. We miss her so. It's still hard to believe she is gone. (Madeleine Wood, 1993-2004)

Forums Motto:
The Princess of Very Much

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 25th 2004 More than 12 years!

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Meet my family
Willie WoodLouis Wood (c.
Daphne "Daphy"
Vinnie Wood
Amie Yamakawa
(nee' Amy
Phoebe Riley
('nee Wood)

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