Nicknames: Shiny Eyes, King Buddy, Buddy Lion, Buddy Wolf, Sir Bark-alot, "Buddy...Shut UP!"
Birthday: December 12th 1995
Likes: Mommy, Eat, sleep, and go for rides & walks, bark at Daddy.
Pet-Peeves: When Mommy goes to work, going to the vet, going to the Doggie Hotel
Favorite Toy: Does not play with toys. Too Serious
Favorite Food: Anything that is not nailed down.
Favorite Walk: Wherever he can literally drag daddy along. "Are you walking the d0g or is the dog walking you?". Does NOT like short-cuts.
Best Tricks: Sitting there looking pretty. Running and barking while dreaming about chasing Daddy and other dogs.
Arrival Story: We had recently gotten married and bought our first house. We talked for a long time about getting a dog. One trip into the Human Society at Petsmart, changed our lives forever. A couple of days later (a day after Thanksgiving 1998), Buddy became our son.
It's hard to believe that Buddy left us a year ago. One minute he was with us and the next minute he was gone. We will never forget the words from the vet "He's Gone". We will always remember the horrible decision to put him to sleep. It's a decision no one has to make. We will always remember Buddy as a fighter. A fighter who lasted a year longer than the vets could ever imagine. In the end, the cancer won, but Buddy won our hearts over the 11 years that we had him.
We remember the cloudy dreary day that we brought home a 3 year old pup, that the previous pawrents did not want. Buddy knew he had found a forever home.
Buddy knew that we were thinking of him last night. Daddy took Marlon and Gigi to the Bark Park and were surrounded by numerous "Buddy" dogs.
There will never be another Buddy, but there will always be another dog in need. We did our part for Buddy and when it was through, we saved Marlon from death row.
I just want to wish everybody and everydog a Happy 4th of July. We all have different histories, political views, and perceptions, but the 4th of July is the one day that we can come together and celebrate the freedom we have as Americans.
I sure wish I was on Earth celebrating the 4th with my Pawrents and Gigi, but I accept my fate and I'm so happy that I was able to spend many moons with them.