Sex: Male Weight: 11-25 lbs
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February 12th 2003
He loves going on rides and walks, and loves sitting with his people...wherever they are.
Honestly, I don't think he has any. Except maybe a stranger getting too close to his people.
He loves a little squeaky ball. It is so loud, we hate it; and we know that if we put up with it; he will puncture it soon enouugh and the sound will be gone. So we do. Then we get him another when we go to Petmart.
Truman loves meat. He will not eat what he doesn't like. He is NOW eating Merrick and Canidae after learning about better food on Dogster. His fav though is cheeeese!!
Anywhere; but he is very wary of cars. He got off leash a year ago, ran into the road to chase a dog --we saw a car coming--I screamed and my heart sank--the car ran 'over him' but didn't hurt him. He is never off leash--but he learned about cars.
Truman yodels -- if you sing, he will throw his head back and harmonize with you...it's hilarious....does a great roll over-- high fives, etc. His best trick is just being so darn cute!
We got Truman because we thought it would be good to have a companion for Oliver. As soon as we got him, we realized he was very wild as a puppy and Oliver was too mature to enjoy that kind of play at first. Then, we got a call from trainer friend asking if we could take a Standard Poodle in who had been given up. We did and Truman and he clicked immediately. That helped the older dog because they had each other to play with (they were just six months apart in age, though very different in size). We ended up keeping the Standard too. And then there were three.....
Truman is a very secure little guy. Nothing really bothers him. He has no jealousies. He does get a little out of sorts when unexpected company comes. He was so , so wild as a little 2 lb puppy, I began to think we had made a mistake (having an older dog in the home); but as he grew, he matured into a fun, silly, loving, devoted companion for all of us. He plays and runs and; yet, is a great lap dog too. He loves being close to his people. He is a joy to be around. UPDATE: Truman became ill quickly on Dec 1..after playing and eating...he was rushed to emergency and in less than 24 hours, he was gone. They did exploratory surgery; but still do not know what happened. His kidneys were totally non-functional. I still can't believe it. He was born on 2-12 and left on 12-2. I will always wonder what happened and if I missed something...I feel I let him down and oh, how I miss by special velcro boy. Bless you Truman...
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January 6th 2012 10:19 pm
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Sweet Truman....I am sure by now you know that Pop left here on Oliver's birthday. Daddy is very sad as we all are. I remember when we got you and Daddy and I talked about names...it was important to get the right one. At one point , I said maybe Truman would be good but I didn't think Daddy would approve (it was his middle name) but he jumped at it and said 'that's it." He loved you SO immediately and wanted you to have his name. Well, it was also his Dad's name and he didn't seem to understand at first. LOL. We told him he was really named after Daddy anyway; but that if he realized how much we loved you , he would know how much of a compliment that was. I think it was a new idea to him for a dog to be named something less like Brownie or Fido...but he would later ask about you. I just have this feeling that you were right there when he arrived....wagging that little puffy tail and letting him know that you were happy to see him and would take him right to his wife...and other family. I know that is the kind of boy you are. I hope the two of you and Oliver....had some joyous moments of welcome. Daddy is very sad here...maybe you can visit him in a dream like you did Mommy...he wears your name tag around his neck every day...I never thought I would see that; but he has lost two of his greatest buddies lately. Someday, we will all be there together...I must believe this.
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December 19th 2011 1:59 am
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Dearest Truman...Last week, I was in such dental pain and had been for three weeks...you remember Mommy clenching her teeth in her sleep when you were here and I was stressed. Well, I am doing it again. I was worried because they could find no reason for the pain and no relief. Finally my dentist adjusted my bite Again...and I came home in pain and took a nap. I dreamt that I was at a party and all of a sudden I wondered where you were and I went outside to look for you...I yelled your sweet name down the street and there you came!!!!! Running to me with your ears flying backward. I picked you up and cuddled and took you in the house...everything was happy. It woke me at that point and I was so happy.
I drifted off again in a haze of happiness (still in pain) and I was talking to a little girl and the I jumped and said "where did Truman go" and immediately you ran back into the room and jumped high into my arms kissing me and cuddling like you always did. You were so healthy and so happy and so was I. I could feel you precious fur and your upturned little cold nose and your tongue kissing my face. I could smell you beautiful Truman cologne and feel the weight of you in my arms. Oh, the happiness and joy and peace and well...everything. Everything in the world was right. I could cry now thinking of that feeling that is still with me. When I woke up, I knew I was blessed with a visit from you...TWICE. I have prayed for that and it came fullforce and when it was so needed. Thank you my love for coming to visit Mommy and letting me know you are okay and happy. Tell Oliver Mommy loves him too and I am waiting for him. He came to Mommy in two dreams but I never saw his face or held him and that is okay too...but I am always here for both of my babies .....anytime you want to visit my world in any way you can. I love you and cherish you both and it helps me to know you are at least together. I can still feel you in my arms again Truman and I can't help smiling...oh, and Mommy is out of pain now...I think you may have helped. HA Kissies forever. Mommy
December 5th 2011 12:10 am
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Dearest little Truman....I didn't think the day would hit me as hard as it did. I realized I have not allowed myself to grieve enough because of raising your little sister who was so sick after you left so suddenly. Well, it all came out over the last few days. Everything was about you...everything. I found myself weeping silently ....and sometimes sobbing loudly . Driving my car....I was teary-eyed and 'talking to you'...and I felt a need to look to my left. That was when I saw the huge deer coming toward the road. I slammed on my brakes with all my might...and missed her by mere inches...if that. I truly felt you were there. I was not paying attention to things around me...other than the road in front and would not have seen this beautiful animal and I probably would have killed her. You know that would devastate me...especially on your anniversary.
I love you my Angel Truman...I still ponder and wonder and research what might have caused you to leave so suddenly. I mostly think of how you looked frightened into Mommy's eyes, as if to say, "Mommy what is wrong with me...help me like you always do". My dearest....I hope and pray you know...and knew then....that Mommy did every possible thing I knew to do and would have done anything to save you...Daddy would have to. He now wears your name tag aroundhis neck everyday to be near you and you know that is not like Daddy. He misses you more than he can say out loud.
You should still be with me, my love. I don't know why you are not and it still seems unfair...I can't help my feelings. But, I treasure every moment we had. I miss our morning cuddles...you playing with your food, your barking, your bossiness and your security. I miss you sharing your time between Daddy and me like a politician and always knowing who needed you....and I loved to see you gazing at me first thing in the morning. I learned to open one eye first so I could see you looking at me and I knew you would be...then when I opened both eyes..you shimmied over to me and lay on my neck and cuddled with pure joy...oh, Mommy was awake!!!! I miss that every morning Truman. I wish you were here to help teach Willow how to be more like you..you would love here and she would worship you. Lex grieved greatly for three months and still looks for you if I mistakenly call your name...which I do a lot. Luca smelled your lock of hair the other day and his tail wagged wildly. I miss seeing him pull you around in your bed as if it were a sled. At first, I thought he was mistreating you...and then I realized you liked it. HA Oh, what fun we had....what love we shared and now I try to help other dogs in your memory my love. Wait for Mommy at the Bridge...and someday I will look and see you and Oliver watching and waiting and then running toward me....what joy that will be...worth waiting for. I love you Truman; I will always love you..I will always miss you. Mommy
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