Nicknames: Duke, Dukester,Dukemeister, Huffen Puffen Pupper, and Midget Man
Birthday: May 5th 2003
Likes: Going for a ride in the car and my toy chest. I love people and enjoy other dogs .
Pet-Peeves: When my German Shepherd pal tries to lick me like a toy.
Favorite Toy: My squeak toy and the red laser light from my pen so I can chase it.
Favorite Food: I like my treats which are natural biscuit. I don't get table food just fresh vegi's
Favorite Walk: Stanford Shopping Center so I can sniff the ground and meet everyone too.
Best Tricks: Singing Happy Birthday, I sit and stay until you say OK. I'm a good Midget Man!
Arrival Story: They said " We want you so bad." Your are so cute, playful and full of energy with the other pups, we want you now. I was only 11 weeks and 4 pounds when Mom and Dad brought me home. I was full of energy and a happy puppy and tried to chew on everthing including my Mom and Dad, the furniture, drapes, doggie door and the wooden deck etc. It was funny because I would pull my bed around by my baby teeth. Then I grew up. Oh my Gotcha Day is 7/22/03!
Bio: I'm a Salt and Pepper Mini Schnauzer with beautiful markings. When I lost my baby teeth we found them everywhere. They were on the floor, in my bed and on the rug. Those little sharp things just fall out. I eat anything good for me. I love fresh carrotts, Brocolli, and of course my main diet is kibble. Although, SMOKED salmon is my favorite.
My sweet adorable Duke gave us a warning he could not keep his balance one day last week and was very lethargic. He was perfectly fine and running and jumping the day before this happened. I took him to the Vet and he couldn't walk in so they carried him to the office room for his exam. Poor sweet heart had his gums turning white and his tongue loosing color. They did many tests and new it was something not good. He needed a blood transfusion to prepare for surgery the next morning. They took 2 X-rays and an ultra sound and thought it was his spleen. So surgery began and hey found a very large fast growing cancer tumor called Hemargiosarcoma on his kidney. They removed his kidney and left the good one. We were optimistic after that and waited for the biopsy report for 4 days because we wanted to take him home no matter what the decision was. That is when we found out it was malignant. It broke our hearts and he had 2 seizures at the Vet that same night and by then the cancer had spread to his brain. The Vet called me and told us to come right down but he passed away 2 minutes before we got there. I saw him anyway to say my loving goodbyes and expressed my deep love for his little sweet body and spirit.
He will RIP now but we miss him with all our heart and soul. Our love is forever after. Love Mom and Dad. xxxxx
Oh I just want to tell everyone about my sweet thing Geordie. She is away right now because her Humom got married on Dec 12th so I miss her very much. She is a cute little black Scottie doggie and I love dancing with her and when she comes back to KKC to dance I'm giving her some hugs and kisses. She can dance up a storm too.
Thinking of you my sweetie pie. hugs and kisses Duke XOXOX
The getting to know you game...
February 8th 2009
IDA CLAIRE barked at me to play this new game.
Copy this diary entry, and paste it into your diary. Read and then delete my answers. Then you can fill in your own! We can get to know our pals better!! Have fun!! Then send a rosette or pawmail to 4 pals and ask them to post it in their diary!!!!
1. What color is your collar?
I have a black collar with my license on it and an heart medal with my name and number too.
2. What kind of food do you eat?
I east Canidae dog kibble and twice a day and then I get broccoli or apple for dessert.
3. What are your favorite treats?
Apples and my cheese and egg biscuit treats
4. Do you have a Valentine or significant other??
Yes my sweet Southern Bell Ida Claire is my Valentine!
5. Do you get Table Scraps?
Not too often. Maybe a little cheese now and then. Or my dessert food.
6. What is your favorite toy?
I have so many but my football, squeaky, and little lamb are my favorite. Oh also my ducky. The all squeak.
7. When is your Birthday?
My Woofday is May 5th so I'm a Cinco De Mayo puppy Dog and always will be. I'm also Cinco! BOL!
8. How many times a day do you get to eat?
Breakfast and Dinner and a few treats in between.
9. Do you have a favorite color?
I'm not sure if I have a favorite color. Maybe black is my favorite color because Ida Claire is black. Also, my little lamb is green. I like them so much.
10. Do you hope all your pals put this in their diary?
I hope so. I love learning new things about my pals.