Favorite Food: People food and Pedigree dog food......"cookies".
Favorite Walk: Wherever her Nana and Daddy are.
Best Tricks: She caught frogs in Arkansas, foamy mouth and all. She is the world's best burglar alarm. Only barks if necessary.
Arrival Story: As with my sisfur Sweet Caroline,and my brofur Twister, I was going to be either destroyed or turned loose in the woods of Arkansas if I was not adopted by my Daddy. It seems we were "not good hunting dogs". I guess that is because we jumped when they shot a rifle near us.
It is the best, because of the indiscriminate breeding they did. That is how we came about. There were 6 of us, and were doled out to whomever would take us.
Well, it turned out the "whomever" were my Daddy and Nana. Daddy decided to name me Ned.......that was before he looked to see what sex I was......BOL!! We were sitting in his car having cuddle time when he found out. I crawled up into his lap and flipped on my back to get a bellyrub when he saw. He was so funny! It didn't matter though, my name is Ned no matter what and I am still a lady.
We were michievious puppies. We were into everything, but so darn cute. We chewed everything we could find. It didn't matter what, shoes, window sills, lighters, bible covers.....I can't tell you what all we chewed up. I loved to chew bricks......wow!
I never learned to get along with cats, thus my kennel in the yard. It is nice though. I have my own insulated house, my own automatic waterdish, my OWN FOOD, and my own play yard. I run freely everyday throughout the big yard, so I have fun. I love to have my humans come into my kennel, I feel like I am having a teaparty. Nana says she pictures me in a flowered straw hat and setting the table with tea and crumpets.
I love being in California......I hated the thunderstorms and tornados in Arkansas. I would hurt myself trying to escape. I don't know where........just escape. I love my Daddy.
Sweet Caroline and I sing the song of the hounds when everyone leaves the house.
Bio: Ned has severe knuckle problems from the inbreeding that was done. We had to make her an outdoor dog because we as humans were totally ignorant concerning raising sibling puppies. We had no clue to let them "duke it out" as puppies to establish an Alpha dog. We had no idea that those puppy fights would grow into big dog fights. So because of our error she and Caroline never decided who is the leader of the pack and still try to dominate each other. Besides this fact she is not fond of cats, whereas her sisfur Caroline loves them. So the only solution we could come to, so we could keep her is to make her an outdoor doggie. She seems content. She is right at the back door where we can see her and pet her all the time, even if her sisfur is outdoors. Ned gets to run and play freely in the yard everyday, so she is not caged. If I had any regrets, it is this, that we did not know how to do baby puppies. But this one thing we do know how to do, be loyal, love them genuinly, and give them all they need. Warmth, coolness, food, but mainly love that they can feel.
Ned is now fully indoors to stay. She is happy and doing pretty good for a dog of 15 years. As most of you know she is on strong meds because of her hips and knee joints. We do everything possible to keep her comfortable and most of all love her dearly. She is the sweetest baby you will ever meet..that is along with her sisfur Sweet Caroline.
Our precious lady left for Rainbow Bridge leaving a huge hole in our hearts. If only there were just a bit more time and even then we would say, "If only.."....
Ned learned to get along with the kitties. Stewart and her were best of friends. When Ned left for Rainbow Bridge, Stewie slept on her bed and would not move. He misses her so much, Stewie has stayed by her side daily for the last year and a half. We love you Neddy, there will never be another you. xoxoxo
Forums Motto: I hate Tornados, Frogs, Sirens & Snails!
Happy Birthday sweet Neddy..I have thought of you all day today while running all over Dogster thanking everyfur for birthday wishes and gifts for you, your sisfur and brofurs. It was a hard day for us knowing you were not here to celebrate your special day with us. I know you had a beautiful time at Rainbow Bridge and I am happy for that, but selfishly missed your beautiful smile. We love you Neddy and can't believe it's been nearly 6 months since you were called away. Just know you are always in our hearts and our love for you is still as strong as the day you came to live with us.
Happy 1st Rainbow Bridge birthday sweetheart, you are and always will be our special Princess!!
Hello sweet baby, I was thinking of you tonight and missing your precious smile.:) I wanted to put this poem in your diary because in my heart I know you are whole and happy again. I can't say I don't get tears here and there Neddy, you already know I do but sweetest memories are flooding back and hopefully will take over the sadness.
~*~*~Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep~*~*~
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there... I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow...
I am the diamond glints on snow...
I am the sunlight on ripened grain...
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you waken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight...
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry—
I am not there... I did not die...
I want to thank everyone for helping me celebrate being Dog of the Day! It touched my Momma's heart so deeply to be chosen for such an honor. She would have written here sooner for me but it's still so hard for her to come to my page. But I need to let you know that I love you all and appreciate every pmail, every picture you sent me and all the beautiful gifts. I want to thank HQ for choosing me as Dog of the Day, Momma will never, ever forget that. We love you all.