Duke


Miniature Schnauzer
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Photo Comments Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Nicknames:
Doogie, Doogan

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-deaf -dog rescue

Birthday:
July 19th 1996

Likes:
Having a place to call home :)

Pet-Peeves:
Not eating 24 hours a day... He hates when the other dogs bump into him. He also hates being picked up unless you know how to do it right, then he just melts in your arms.

Favorite Toy:
He doesn't really play with toys, but when I wrestle with him he gets all happy and crazy

Favorite Food:
He loves just about anything :). He goes bonkers over food regardless of what it is. His diet is Canidae Platinum and it has been amazingly great in getting him down to a better weight. He was over 28 pounds when I first got him and now is around 25 :)

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere on a leash! He likes to grab onto the leash when I'm thrying to attach it and he will bite at Roswell's when Roswell walks by him.

Best Tricks:
Sleeping and eating.

Arrival Story:
Duke was used as a stud dog and was kennelled for much of his younger days. He ended up being boarded for 3 months a couple years ago and I fell in love with him at that time. He found a new home during that time, but it didn't end up working out. So he went to live with a new owner, but he didn't get along with the other dogs and he didn't quite live up to the expectations of the new owner. So, back in the kennel he went. I saw him again and I just felt drawn to him. I asked what was going on with im this time since he was being boarded for behavioral issues. After chatting with the techs, I decided that the behavioral issues seemed fairly minor to me and that Duke deserved a loving home to live out the rest of his 'golden years'.

Bio:
Duke is a very stocky guy. He almost looks like a gorilla when he walks. He's so darn cute :). First thing i'm going to do is get him on a diet and exercise program. With his back being a bit of a problem, hopefully once some of the weight is off he'll feel much more comfortable. He has some minor medical problems (hypothyroid and IVDD) and he seems like he's possibly going deaf. But he's hopefully found his furever home with me and I will try to make him feel loved and happy.

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With the Angels~ 7/19/96-7/10/09

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 14th 2007 More than 7 years!

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Dogster Id:
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Roswell, CGC,
NPC
ChiChiCharlie (at
the bridge)
Bowser (In
Loving Memory)
EchoEuki
(pronounced
You-key)
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fosters
Bonzai
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Thank you!!!

March 8th 2009 12:41 am
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Dogster HQ and anyone that had a paw in nominating me for Dog of the day, thank you so much for this honor!! Oh man! Look at me in the spotlight! :D

Things have been a little rough with me lately. I don't see or hear as well as before and I get a bit confused at times. You know, getting old isn't that easy on a pup. But I have a great family, and we're working through things.

Thanks again for thinking of me!!

 

Biopsy results

August 5th 2008 10:33 am
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I finally got the results back on my biopsies. The lymph node did have some suspicious cells that looked maybe like lymphoma. More likely than not, the cells just looked funny from the infection that was around it causing degradation of the node. So all we're supposed to do with that for now is just watch for any other lymph node enlargement, which probably won't happen. :)

The toe was cancerous. It came back as squamous cell carcinoma. While it's cancer, it's not necessarily the worst thing ever because generally those just stay put in one area and as long as the whole tumor area is removed, then the likelihood of it spreading isn't too high. The biopsy said there were nice clear margins, so it looks like all of it was removed. I just need to go back for some chest xrays in a few months to make sure it diidn't spread to my lungs. Chest xrays before the surgery were fine, so hopefully the surgery took care of the problems. :D

I'm just kind of taking things easy. I've been able to have my bandage off of my foot for a week now, and it's healing really well. I get the stitches out this weekend. I'm still on some pain meds and antibiotics. I still limp a little, but would be doing much better if that darn Roswell would stop bumping into me!!!!

Thanks for all your kind words and support!!!

 

News from the vet

July 26th 2008 5:09 pm
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Wow! Thanks everyone for all of your support, kind words and gifts. It means a lot to me that you all are so caring! *hugs*

Today I had my operations and things looked maybe a little more promising than initially thought. I still needed to have my toe removed :( but the good news is that it looked more like an internal infection than a cancerous process. I also had a few teeth removed due to pretty nasty infections, and a lymph node too which had an infection around it. Gross! The lymph node and my toe are being sent out for biopsy and we should know the results on that sometime next week.

Right now, I am in recovery, and really enjoying my pain medication. I'll be on some pain meds and antibiotics for a while since the infections were obviously pretty bad. For now, mom's just glad that things are looking at least a little less grim and she's hoping that I'll make a speedy recovery. I'm just hoping this means I get better food and people leave me alone for a while. ;)

I'll keep you updated as things go along here! Thanks again for all the well-wishes and love you're sending me and my family.

 
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