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Age: 9 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Tobes, Boby, Stinky

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

March 3rd 2007

To have his tummy scratched

hates getting in trouble for being on the table

Favorite Toy:
HIS ball (actually he believes every ball in the universe belongs to him!)

Favorite Food:
Anything he can get in his mouth (Usually stolen goods)

Favorite Walk:
He hates to exercise! His hair and weight make him get tired easily.

Best Tricks:
Being inconspicuous while eating of the table

Arrival Story:
Toby was a gift my sister got for me when I passed the ninth grade. We had to drive 2 hours to get him. When I first saw him I was so excited, he was the cutest puppy I had ever seen! I instantly fell in love with him. After a few months of having Toby we found out that he had an incurrable skin disease called demodectic mange, but thankfully it can be managed. He accuired the mange through poor breeding, but I dont care I love him just the same.

Toby is such a nut! He does the craziest things, no matter how many times he gets in trouble about not getting on the table or stealing food, he still does it! But I have to admit most of the time hes pretty stealthy about it. He rarely gets caught in the act but you can always tell afterwards because his little beard is descusting. Toby is also, honestly, the MOST loving dog I have ever had. Even when he gets in trouble he makes a big joke out of it and you really cant stand to get on to him. He loves to go swimming, when we go we usually take him and he loves running along the shore and exploring. He has made a wonderful addition to our family and we love him soooooo much!

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Toby-aka-da cuteness

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Now he has Red Mange

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 11th 2007 More than 9 years!

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January 9th 2008 10:55 am
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Toby is doing so much better thank you everyone for your prayers!!!! He is still growing his hair back but he doesnt have one single sore!!! It is probably going to go away since he is almost 12 months old, and his immune system will be fully developed. So everything is looking great. (Except our bank account, lol!!) Anyways,

Barks and Kisses, Toby

and Thanks, Lyndsey


Scabies, staph infections, red mange, hot spots and ulcers- in my eyes, Oh my!!

November 7th 2007 7:57 pm
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Hi my name is Toby and I just turned 8 months old on the third of Nov. And every since my mommy got me when I was 12 weeks old, we have been inseperable. She loves me so much and I love her so much too. Sometimes I see her cry when she looks at me though and I think I know why. Every since I was about 16 weeks old I have had major problems... I started of with my skin being so itchy and then I got bald patches so my mommy took me to see the vet, Dr. Ricconi. He told my mommy that I had scabies, and I had to get 2 shots, they really hurt!! Then about a week later my skin wasnt so itchy and I was getting better. But then all the sudden it came back ten times worse, I couldnt stop itching for two seconds. So mommy took me back to see the good Doctor. He said I had a hereditary disease called Red (Demo) Mange and a secondary staph infection!! Needless to say I felt horrible, all I did was sleeop for a few days, but then I started feeling better. But then it started to come back, we treated my skin over and over again, dip after dip. And then one day after I hadnt been using the bathroom for a few days mommy was worried about me so she started watching me like a hawk. Then I finally had to go potty and when I did, we were all scared, my stool was all bloody. Mom started rapping me up in a blanky and crying, then we rushed to see the Doc. He didnt know what was wrong so he had to make me stay there for 2 and a half days, it really sucked!!!! They wanted to get a sample of my poo, but no I was determined not to give them any. So thats when my mommy got me back. It was hard to hold my poo in for 2 days so as soon as I got out of the car I was in the yard for about 20minutes potting! I felt much better. Mommy was happy that it wasnt bloody, but she wasnt happy she had to pick some up and take it to the vet, yuck!! But anyways we didnt hear much about that. But that was about 2 weeks ago, and during that time I still had the mange and its still going away now. But anyways then earlier this week on monday mommy had to take me in for a check up on my skin and laterly my eyes got all foggy and rough, so I had to go in for that too. The Doc says my skin is healing nicely but I have hot spots now and my eyes have something wrong with them, and I cant remember what its called but he says its like having ulcers in my eyes so it hurts really bad. But I have been getting so much better with the ointment for my eyes and Doc says putting corn starch on my hot spots will make them go away. So Im doing so much better and I want to ask you all to pray for me and I know Gods gonna get me through this rough spot!!!!!!!!


He's Home!!!!

October 26th 2007 11:35 pm
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Today Toby finally got to come home. After a big scare we had to deal with on Wednesday night. He is finally back tonight after being there two and a half days, they went ahead and sent him home because they needed a stool sample and he was determined not to use the bathroom there, which is why they had to keep him so long in the first place. They needed it because on wednesday he had a bloody stool, so they wanted to test it and see why he is staying so infected and sick, so hopefully the sample I had to collect and take up there will shed some light on this situation. But just to let u all know he is so happy to be home, as soon as he seen me he weed all over the floor. He hated staying in that place, and I hated that he had to stay there to but most importantly he is home and happy and looking a little bit better.

PS: Thanks for the prayers!!!

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