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Age: 18 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
August 31st 1998

Teddy loves to fetch his toys. He never tires of catching and returning his toys. His other favorite thing is snuggling and giving kisses.

Teddy hates wearing clothes, even a bandana. He looks soooo cute, but throws himself down on the floor in front of you until you take it off. He also gets frustrated if his brother takes his toys.

Favorite Toy:
He loves anything, especially if it's soft and squeaks.

Favorite Food:
He loves pizza crusts and green beans when he can get them.

Favorite Walk:
Teddy likes the park, but prefers walking on the cement paths there. He high steps if he has to walk through the grass. This can be a problem because his brother prefers walking in the grass.

Best Tricks:
It's not much of a trick, but he is fascinated watching animal shows on T.V. He goes up to the screen barking and wagging his tail.

We have had Teddy since he was 8 weeks old. When he was one, he was in a school play. He had 2 performances each day for a week and one in the evening. He's such a ham.

Forums Motto:
Loooove to fetch

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September 4th 2007 More than 9 years!

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My Life by Teddy

Teddy's Update

June 17th 2014 1:23 pm
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Teddy wanted all his pals to know what Patch, Jakie and some of his other old furiends already know, that he crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday. He was ready to meet up with old pals and be able to hear, see, run and jump again. His last week was an eater's delight!! He had popcorn with me and Casey while they watched the ballgame on t.v. He and Casey got to share a cheeseburger one night and grilled chicken the next night. The best was the weekend when we made pizza and he and Casey had their own little one to share!! The whole family sat out on the porch in the evenings to catch the breeze on their faces. He wagged that little tail the whole week! The vet was wonderful and very kind and comforting. He read Teddy's book and we talked about what a long, great life he had and what a wonderful, sweet, caring little guy he was. He will be missed by everyone who knew him, especially his family!!! We know he is now safe, happy and healthy and able to do all the things he so loved! Thanks to Jakie and Patch's moms for their thoughtful comments.


When is it time to let go?

June 4th 2014 4:52 pm
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Mom thought that when I got sick last June that I would go on my own when I was ready. Well here I am a year later and Mom doesn't want me to go, but I think I am ready. I've lost a lot of hair and weight, I'm totally deaf and now I don't see well at all. Mom cries when she sees me bumping into things and she's put pillows all over so I don't get hurt. I just wonder around without knowing where I'm going, so I do look confused a lot. I do still love to eat, but when you have to rely only on smell, you miss a lot of the joy of it. I'll be 16 in 2 months and I've had a great life. Mom is so sad about the idea of taking me to the vet to help me get to the rainbow bridge. She's still hoping that I'll go to sleep on my own and wake up crossing the bridge to meet my old friends. How do I tell Mom it's o.k. to let me go? No matter where I am, I'll always remember and love my family!!!!! Teddy


Too Many Changes!

May 7th 2014 9:54 am
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I've always been a "go with the flow" kind of guy, recently there have been CHANGES! Maybe they thought I wouldn't know with my lack of hearing and very limited vision, but I did! First the painters came, I smelled that and I had to stay in the bedroom. Next the guy came to tile the hall, bathroom and kitchen and again I stayed in the bedroom. When I got to come out, my legs kept sliding out from under me until Mom put some little rugs down. The very next day they put down new carpet in the livingroom and I spent the day in the bedroom. I finally had enough with being in the bedroom and had to voice my unhappiness, so I pooped in the bedroom and walked all over it. I think they got the message and I got a bath and nail trim! The worst part has been while Mom and Dad were ooooing and aaaaing over the results, the smells were GONE!! All the smells I have been working on over the past 15 years were completely GONE!!! I'll have to get busy making new ones..... There have just been too many changes for this old guy. For my friends who been wondering how I'm doing, I can say I still love to eat, I wander around the house a lot, sometimes my legs go out and I end up sitting, getting up is a little harder, but over all I'm pretty happy! Teddy

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