Age: 15 Years Sex: Male Weight: 11-25 lbs
|Home:Denver, CO ||[I have a diary!] |
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August 15th 2001
to play, tummy pets, chewy treats, rawhides
Getting his pic taken! He wants to "kill" that camera! Not a Ham..........
any fuzzy baby he can fetch & maybe chew out the eyes & such before mom catches him.
ANYWHERE. He loves his 2-3x's walk a day. Potty runs lately. Cabin fever setting in with all this snow in Denver.
Raw hides. He eats 'em like candy! Is that o.k.?
Mr. Sparky became a part of my life about 8 months after I lost my Tiny Toy Poodle Boy of 19 years. My Poodle was like my little magnet so you can imagine how lonly I was to be without him.
I had greived for a very long time when I decided to get another companion. I went to a local shelter & saw a little Yorkie female that was so precious. I got on a list to show up 1 week later for "1st come, 1st get". My friend & I were there 4 hours before the pound opened.
Well, there was an older couple that was ahead of me that adopted the little yorkie girl. This made me very sad because I could tell the little girl wanted to be with me more, but I wasn't going to pick a "doggie fight" with the older couple.
I couldn't stop crying with all the "vib's" from the shelter, so my friend had me go cruze the other dogs. We looked at all the doggies that were pretty big dogs, stopping between as my heart was breaking for all the babies that wanted to go home with ANYBODY. The plea's for help made the trama bigger & bigger & I couldn't stop crying.
There were a large group of Chinese Crested dogs that were being brought in for rescue. We were allowed to go behind the scene to check them out. As I was standing there at the end of a long row of kennels, I looked down into a dark kennel. No dog barks had been coming from it, but there in the shadows was this little dog with his head dropped low just listening. I inquired about seeing him. They were hesitant for me to do so & said he was "on the list", for disposal the next day.
I asked if I could meet with the little guy. They said we could try but he was very aggressive & was not really adoptable material. We got to go to a private room to spend some time. He was very anxious, & wanted to get out of the room. He was not very warm at all toward me, but I didn't see any kind of aggression. He was just very confused & uncertain. I decided we had to give a try & we might just need each other to get out of our shells. I wanted to try anyway.
I paid the adoption fee but was told he would have to go to the Vet for nuetering before he went home. But that was an improvement from a death sentence.
When I finally got to bring him home, He was in terrible shape! He had a thing around his neck to keep him from licking his stitches, & pretty much "out of it". As he came around, it was obvious he had Kennel Cough that hurt him so bad along with post surgery trama & stitches. Things kept getting worse, so I MADE the clinic help us. He had also developed pnuemonia. I had him on cough medicine, antibiotics, & pain medication. It took about 6 weeks for constant "intensive" care to pull him through it. I never left his side. I stroked him with his grooming brush & comforted him the best I could. He finally started getting better.
He didn't make a sound for the first 8 months or more. I thought someone had had his vocal chords cut. Then one day I heard the crazyest sound come out of Mr. Sparky. It seemed to surprise him as much as it did me! We have worked on it & his funny sounding bark has changed into a regular dog bark. He still doesn't bark much. Mostly when we play. Never when someone is at the door, but when I do hear him bark, I take notice.
I never knew what a Silky Terrier was or that he was a cross between a Yorkie & Aussie Terrier. I had never had a terrier dog before, but he has definitly stolen my heart. He is my constant companion & still maintains a high level of independence. I love him so much, but as a Terrier, much like a man, he sometimes makes me wonder how much he loves me. LOL I'm kidding, I get my share of "licks" & "kisses" when HE feels like it. What a Wonderful little boy I have. He is also a total gentleman.
It took a lot of searching the internet to fully educate myself on Silky Terriers. I am a computer consultant & spend a lot of time on the internet.
Yesterday we adopted a rescue dog. She has been so mistreated, & abused, (I'll tell her story later). She is so "Shy", (which we are naming her), & that is what has brought us to this web site.
We are hunting for any info we can about a Shy rescue dog & how to help her. We have a very calm home life & Sparky is so sweet & does not push her to play. I feel we will have to show her what "play" means.
I am not sure what kind of dog she is yet & will post pics of her soon, I don't want to freak her out with the camera. So maybe I could get feed-back on what you might think.
Plenty of Sparks Here!
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Mom & Her Bumps!?!
Mom is using a 'borrowed' photo for now. I hate that camera of her's! She already has pics of my beautiful smile she can get off a different hard drive. Yep, she can do that. a different hard drive. Coming soon...........
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Time to try to catch up real quick....Lit' Bit Shy, my new sister, has been with us 3 weeks last Wens......Boy has she ever made herself at home....Mom says she can't believe what a gentleman & what patience I have with her.....she also can't believe I act so insecure with the new kid in town.....I've always been so detached & comfortable, (Mom says it's a Terrier thing), she can't believe I'd worry so much.....I just want to make sure I'm still #2 in the pack & sissy #3 with Mom the #1 Alpha....I think Shy & I will have to take turns......Mom is Alpha......
I'm starting to give up ever thinking Shy will want to play with me....Mom says she doesn't know how to play as she was probably taken away from her mommy too early & didn't grow up with brothers or sisters to play with, and thinks I should try to teach her how to play.......she gets all freaked out & squeals at me when I try.....mom says I need to keep being patient....let her come to me....Shy has been loosening up & throwing hints at me, but I play hard to get right now as she has hurt my feelings......
Anyway, mom will let me write more later.....mom has been real sick for a couple of weeks now..........Gall Bladder Attacks, Bladder & Kidney infection.....she is sick of being sick......back to the doctor in a couple of days.....hope she'll be alright.....pray for her if you want.....her name is Gwen.....I know it will help her.....
Just wanted to stay in touch with all my new buddies & let you know I'll be back soon.......
Licks & Wags,
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