Likes: Walks in the park, spending time with mommy and daddy, trips, visiting the pet store, playing only dog on trips out and about, snuggling in the bed on weekend mornings
Pet-Peeves: People who dont like dogs, overly barky dogs, people who dont treat their dogs well, dogs being tied out or left in yards, animal abuse of any kind
Favorite Toy: They have many toys but I think there absolute favorite thing is eachother's ears
Favorite Food: They eat wellness core, nature's variety, and Innova EVO but they certainly prefer snacks. They are partial to pizza crust, cheese, bagels, and peanut butter They also love to indulge their wolfie past and gulp down a yummy raw chicken thigh on the bone
Favorite Walk: Norbert, Bob and Ping love the Watchtung Reservation for hikes. Tubby, Bingo and Zira prefer shorter walks. They all love to go Lincoln Park in Jersey City.
Best Tricks: The only trick they all know is sit, and Dr. Zira can't do that. Tubby, Norbert, and Bob can do sit, lie down, and shake. Norbert can do rollover and has a good reliable stay.
Arrival Story: Dogs are pretty much the focus of my life, my brain is like dogs dogs dogs on repeat. Of course it wasnt always this way, I didnt have a dog until I was 23 years old when my parents gave me and my husband the money to buy Tubby as wedding gift. Right away I was smitten. I was sure I wanted to live my life surrounded by dogs. A year later we got Norbert our first big dog,and our first rescue from the new york city shelter on staten island, which is the same borough
Tubby comes from. Ping our first girl followed slightly less then a year later. My husband got her for me as a graduation present when I finished my masters. There was a long pause, for me, of four years before we got Bob our english bulldog, a breed I had obsessed over for years. Shortly after Bob we fostered Bingo our sweet pug for pug rescue, sadly he has cancer and may not be with us long. Then we got Dr. Zira, again a rescue, though not a traditional rescue: she wasnt in a shelter or rescue group but was not in agood situation and needed a new home.
We love our big family and we are sure we will always have four or five dogs.
Update-Bingo passed away in November of 2010. He lived with us for 2 and a half years with his cancer diagnosis
Bio: What can I say except big packs are the best, they take over your life but I wouldnt want to live any other way. All the dogs get along very well and are bonded to each other, watching their relationships with other is endlessly interesting and a crash course in dog behavior.
Mom is always worrying about our food and wanting it to be as healthy as possible. She bought this e book and read it and it had some good advice so she decided to tweak it for our purposes. She is cooking up home cooked kibble toppers to add to our kibble (except Tubs) who is on raw medallions. So far she has made us chicken hearts ground up and cooked a little with raw veggies (spinach, apples, parsley, cauliflower, etc) and anything thats leftover. This weekend she is going to make us stew with chicken, sweet potatoes, carrots, and some pasta. We love the new food, the only sad part is Bingo would have enjoyed it so much. We sure miss him. He was such a great little guy.
1) Mom will try to follow our example and live in the moment rather then worry about the future (very hard for mom)
2) Mom will give us more baths
3) We will get more vitamins and suplements in our food and some home cooking (yeah!)
4) Pet insurance (embrace) for those of us who are 1nsurable (Norbert, Bob, Scooter). Any new dogs (hopefully years off) will get insured right away, what a mistake mom made not getting this for us years ago.
5) Lots of time with mom and dad-we also get this and we always resolve to still get more