Favorite Food: Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul Large Breed Adult
Favorite Walk: To bed...
Best Tricks: Chasing his tail?
Arrival Story: Moses' original owner could no longer keep him and was desperate to find a good home for him. The lady who owns the kennels where the Goobersmooches stay while we're on vacation called me and asked if I was interested...the rest is history!
Bio: Moe is such a sweetheart! He is very protective of his humans and his doggy pack. He loves his baby sister, Li-Li and loves to wrastle with his dad. He snores, snorts, farts and drools but we adore the big lug!
It's official. I have three bad legs out of four. Unfortunately, because of my size and the extent of the degeneration, there's nothing that can be done for me other than managing the pain. I have severe hip dysplasia in both hips and severe elbow dysplasia in my left elbow.
These are genetic conditions, and could for the most part be avoided by responsible breeders. I wonder how many of my littermates and brothers/sisters from other litters are suffering this same fate. Mom tried to call the breeder my first mom got me from, but they apparently have shut down or something, because the phone is disconnected, the website no longer exists and the emails bounce back.
The vet man said it could be anywhere from 6 weeks to 1 year before I'm completely crippled from this. I don't want to be crippled! I love my life! I love my brothers and sisters and I love my mom! I don't want to have to leave them!!!
I knew it was bad news when the vet called mom...she broke down in tears. Don't be sad for me, Mommy...just love me! I'm having good days and bad days. Even the good days aren't whole days of feeling good...more like good half-days, but I'm not ready to join my brothers and sister I've never met at the Bridge just yet.
Most likely, the end will come when I can no longer get myself up or down...see, I weigh 190 pounds. That, along with the fact that Mom's pretty short makes it hard for her to help me get up. I'm starting to have reactions to something in my environment, too. Mom and Dad can't figure out if it's my meds, food or what. They are working really hard to figure all this out for me. Even though I'm slowly (or not so slowly) becoming crippled, I'm a lucky boy. I have a furever family that loves me dearly!
So, all you pups, go lick your humans and all you humans go hug your pups and give them extra belly rubs!
Rosie escaped the morning of 11-5-09 from her pet sitter's fenced backyard. She actually managed to unlatch the gate and presumably is headed for home. Her owner is one of my best friends and was scheduled to go out of town today hence the need for a pet sitter.
Rosie is an adult, female, German Shepherd with a very black colored face. AC saw her at North Star and Northwest Blvd. at 10:00 AM this morning but couldn't catch her. If you find her or think you've seen her please call 614-297-8380 or 614-787-1405. She is normally a friendly dog but was very scared when she was last sighted and took off running. Please let us know if you see her.
Rosie was wearing a pink gingham collar, she has all her tags on.
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