Likes: Pippin loves car rides, walks in the park, beef jerky and Beggin Strips, barking at other dogs and wildlife, and being with his family.
Pet-Peeves: Fireworks, Thunder, The Vet, Having his face washed.
Favorite Toy: His Loofa Dog, his chew bone, hand puppets, jingle balls, and playing with his family.
Favorite Food: Chef Michael's Canine Creations, Chicken, Turkey, Porterhouse steak, Beggin Strips, Dairy Queen ice cream and Beef Jerky!!
Favorite Walk: South Park, Santa Fe Park, River Side Park and any place where there is new smells.
Best Tricks: Pippin can sit, stay, give five, give high five, fetch, guess which hand beef jerky is in, correctly identify stuffed dog toys, pulls lever on his snack dispenser, and always makes his family smile! :-)
Arrival Story: We got Pippin from a local breeder. We wanted a fawn colored pug, and there was only one fawn born to that litter. Pippin's mom was a black pug, and his daddy was fawn colored. He was born on August 30, 2006. I think Pippin was meant to be a part of our family!
Bio: Pippin has his own photobucket page. Go here to see additional photos, and videos. I haven't updated in awhile, but Pippin doesn't change that much!
The link is: Pippin the Pug
Pippin also stars in many videos on www.youtube.com My youtube status is tabbycat79, or you can search Pippin the Pug.
Honors: Pippin was a Daily Diary Pick on October 8, 2007, March 31, 2008, April 10, 2008, May 6, 2008, May 12, 2008, November 19, 2008, December 14, 2008, December 31, 2008, February 4, 2009, April 14, 2009, May 26, 2009, August 6, 2009, August 13, 20009, September 25, 2010 and May 4, 2011!!
Pippin was chosen Diary of the Day on February 1, 2008.
As of now, Pippin is going through fluid treatments for kidney damage/failure. He was hooked up to fluids since Saturday afternoon (Sept 14), until Monday evening and now we take him for a treatment every day and pick him up in the evenings. We are doing this, as he is very depressed not being at home. The doctor said he was going down hill, but he did so well when we brought him home. So, this is what we have decided. His BUN levels went from 130+ down to 80, so now we are just trying to get him to eat. We would appreciate any and all prayers for our sweet boy Pippin.
October 28th was my Gotcha Day, and I want to thank all of my friends who sent me paw mail, and gave me gifts for this special occasion. Mom says it is definitely a day to remember. Mom, Grandma and Auntie came to see me on that crisp Saturday morning of October 28, 2006. I was being kept in the bathroom at the time and snuggled right up to mom's chest when placed in her arms. I know it was love at first sight. My owners, at the time, was trying to get mom to buy my little black pug sister, but mom only had eyes for me. I was placed in Auntie's arms, while mom went to pay for me and to collect my papers, and I snuggled up under Auntie's jacket. Our first stop was the vet's office, where I was weighed, and was told when to come back for my next shots. Then we went to Wal-Mart, and while Grandma held me, mom went in and bought me so many new things!! Mom had to work that first afternoon I came to my furever home, but Auntie and Grandma took very good care of me. I am still loving my furever home five years later, and only have eyes for my family. I am so glad that mom choose me, and I know I will always be loved furever!!
I big thank you to all of my friends who sent me Birthday rosettes, paw mail, Birthday wishes and comments!! I have the best set of friends ever!!
I did have a Great Birthday and got a lot of nice gifts. I got a lot of doggie snacks too. Auntie says I am hard to buy for as all I do is sleep and eat snacks. I am not a big food eater though and mom and Auntie still feed me with a fork. Having a cat in the room to make me jealous is a must too. I love barking and last night when the raccoons came to eat from the cat bowl in the back yard, I barked and scratched at the back sliding glass door. Now, I am limping on my front leg. As you may remember, I have always had bad back legs and have been favoring my back leg all week. Now it is my front leg. :-( Now, mom says I may not be able to go on vacation with her and Grandma. They are leaving the day after Labor Day to visit relatives in Indiana, and now there is a chance I may not be able to go. I will have to stay home with Auntie and Petey. This is going to break my heart and mom's, but mom says she is scared that I am really going to get hurt. Most of the trip will be in the car, and Jinx, my Pug Cousin, is so much bigger than I am. Mom says I have to be at least 95% better before Monday night, or no road trip for me. I hope I am better.
Thanks again everyone for my Birthday gifts and wishes. You are the best!!