Photo Comments Age: 12 Years Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
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Dex, Punkin, Muffin, Dogbert, Monkey, Dogtardo, Thedog, Muttface
|-purebred||-pound dog||-dog rescue|
Cuddles, chasing squirrels, making snow angels, snow in general, sleeping on the couch.
Being left in the car alone, being left alone in general. Plastic bags that blow in the wind and are very frightening. Really, anything that moves that might be frightening. Furniture can be extremely frightening. Mina the fat dog of evilness.
the evil grunting hedgehog (why does it never cease to grunt? die hedgehog!), the mysterious stuffed toy car that wiggles, the stuffed squeaking rabbit, and a simple tennis ball.
Poached turkey (but only light meat!), momma's homemade meatballs, vanilla ice cream, peanut butter (except when it sticks to the roof of my mouth), beef jerky, venison, and all forms of French Cheese.
Down the path in the back where all the gopher holes are, 6 mile creek, the dog park!
Jumping up on the roof of the car when it's time to go, snow angels, the "snow ostritch," shaking, dancing, talking like chewbacca, giving kisses.
We lost our dear dog Niko on the day of my graduation from college. He was sitting outside while the car was being packed, and saw a dog-friend across the street. The friendly soul that he was, he ran across to say hello and was hit by a car. He died that afternoon in the veteranarian's office and we were heartbroken. Jimmy, my boyfriend, volunteered at the SPCA all summer and brought me to visit other dogs, but evey time we went I cried at the thought of replacing my baby. Jimmy truly believed, though, that the best way to honor Niko's memory was to help another dog in need. One afternoon while looking on Petfinder.com, he saw an ad for dog #397, in a run-down shelter in Watertown, NY. I thought his picture made him look crazy, but Jimmy believed in him. We called and they were a kill shelter, so we knew whether or not we could keep him, we had to go and visit him at least, and bring him to the no-kill shelther here in Ithaca. When we got there, the place was terrible. It was in the back lot of an old industrial plant, and when the caretaker went back to get him, the cries and barks of dogs exploded from the back room. When he came out, he was a timid, extremely malnourished little skeleton of a dog. We fell in love with him instantly. The adoption fee was a mere $10... the best $10 ever spent.
When Dexter came to us, he was severely underweight and not eating at all. He had been a stray on the streets of Watertown for who knows how long. He had intestinal infections and had to spend a lot of time at the vet. If he had been left in the pound he would have died, because no one was paying attention to him! When we called to see what they had been feeding them, they said they didn't know, and didn't even know if he had eaten anything the whole time he was there! We can't figure out why such a beautiful husky was a stray, but now he's part of our family, and is putting on weight and getting to be nice and healthy. Every day he becomes more and more of a lover. We miss Niko a lot, but we know we've done the right thing to honor him by loving another dog in his stead. He is the most wonderful dog we have ever met. He is gentle to a fault and it is almost heartbreaking how softly he will take treats from your hand. Like all huskies he sounds like Chewy from Star Wars when he talks. He is hilariously scared of everything that moves, and some things that don't. It makes him all the more endearing that he is such a little scardy cat!
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|July 26th 2004
||More than 8 years!
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