Picture of Paddy, a male Bolognese

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Home:St. Catharines, ON, Canada  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 8 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 1-10 lbs

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patterson, patrick,

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

March 25th 2007

sleeping together and going for walks

strangers who try and pet me

Favorite Toy:
anything he can pick up in his mouth and run or chew it

Favorite Food:
he likes shrimp and spagetti

Favorite Walk:
in the neighourhood around the block close to home

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Arrival Story:
I was looking for a companion animal but was hesitant since I once received a kitten, and within a couple of weeks had an adverse allergic reaction, such that I had to give the kitten up right away and turned her over to the local society for animals for a fee. But this time I wanted a dog for our house dog. but first, I had to find one that I could manage since I have a physical disability, and also such a breed that would not set off my allergic reactions. I also had a little prodding from my young son who felt that a dog would be good for the family. So, when we went to the library we would peruse the Dog Anuual catalogue and readup on the various dog breeds, their size, their ancestry, their disposition, and eveyrthing. so, after a while we were focussing on this breed called Bolognese and it was even more curious as we'd never actually seen one for real. so anyway, I decided to put an ad in the paper for a wanted dog, as I had no idea to actually go and search for one. well sure enuff, time past, and one day, many weeks later i was contacted by a young man and his sister. and even more compelling is they were actually local people. They had paddy's parents, and paddy. so I got to see the intelligence of this breed and what they looked like as adults. I was smitten with him and was able to negotiate a deal to take him home. the breeder..if I can call them it was not intentional, they were not pro's and did not intend to breed. they just wanted paddy to go to a home that would provide the healthiest environment for paddy, that was their main concern. Bolognese dogs do not do well if their owner is away all day. so there it is the story of how we got a bolognese dog in Canada. paddy's parents were imported and I have their registration papers from Hungary.

he is the last in the litter of 4, which was 2 sisters and a brother. He has been with his parents the longest and the last to leave. His parents have a long and distinguished family tree, and they are registered with the Hungarian Kennel Club of Budapest.

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Paddy, my sweet best friend

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Removing the undercoat

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June 24th 2007 More than 8 years!

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we have arrived!!

July 21st 2010 12:02 pm
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All of our blogs and pictures up to now have been describing a learn as you go approach. Up to this point, I'd never seen a real bolognese dog, and in our country few people have. But now,
He has reached his adult size. His coat is of a very nice , luxurious length, and we have spent the past several years getting to know eachother and raising him up to be full grown.
I can say with no hesitation that I am just thrilled with the results. What a sweety, and what a sweety personality. He is everything I've ever dreamed of in a dog. His strking beauty, I drink in with my eyes and never tire of admiring it. His wonderful disposition, so patient, so dedicated and loyal. such a friend as this, I've never known. but I can now understand the saying that goes , man's best friend. somehow, I will get new pics up to show the world that this is truly a noble creature of royal disposition. Thanks and praise to the Lord for his mercy in sending me this little angel.


I just reached 3 years old

April 3rd 2010 11:30 am
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at the end of March 2010. and the greatest present I got was a total surprise. me and my human were strolling along a walkway in a nearby park and lo and behold we came upon a newly created DOG PARK!!! For three years I've been walking the same block on our own, and now at last freedom off the leash and get together's with all kinds of very happy dogs and humans in the dog park. I am only so small and so fluffy and white, I was so nervous. A big golden retriever came up to me with a very dirty tennis ball and then there was a Great dane and a GSD and more all kinds, I've never been that close to so many free dogs that I was a little bit nervous. But every one of them was nice to me and I had a good time.


going into 3rd year next month

February 10th 2009 8:15 am
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well, in about 1.5 months this Bolo will reach 2 years old. I would like to take some pics of him to show how he has filled out and morphed into an
amazingly beautiful dog. I am convinced the temperment, personality,
energy levels, quickness, and jaw dropping beauty are all up to my expectations and perfectly matched to my lifestyle and abilities. The one thing that caused me a lot of frustration ...which was trying to decide how to
manage his coat, has now become a pleasurable pastime for both of us, that is brushing and combing him. He has come to realize that this is a necessary daily ritual and allows me to brush and clean eyes. you see,
one of my arms is very weak and so I rely on the dogs co-operation to help me to groom him. Hope to get some pics up soon to commemorate going into our 3rd years together. He has been healthy, nothing out of the ordinary, no problems with his health although he eats very little.

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