Nicknames: Boo Nutter, Fuzz Butt, Boo Boo, Delilah Bee, Queen, Diva, Sugey Loaf, and many more!!
Birthday: August 22nd 1999
Likes: Snoozing on the bed, couch, or in her chair, but also car rides
Pet-Peeves: If her daddy and I aren't quick enough, in her opinion, to respond to her when she wants something.
Favorite Toy: Her squeaky snowman from Santa Paws & her squeaky sneaker
Favorite Food: Cheese - all kinds, steak, eggs, bacon and FROSTY PAWS
Favorite Walk: The local nature trail and along the creek
Best Tricks: Catching snowballs, moles, honking the truck horn, her "flying paws of fury", poking her treat bags
Arrival Story: Delilah's Daddy stopped by the the shelter to take a look and saw Delilah sitting at the back of the cage shaking. There was no doubt that she was the one. I had no idea that there would be a fuzzy little wonder waiting for me when I got home from work. The first words that I said to her when I first saw her were, 'who are u?!?!?!?' in the pitch of voice like an excited little kid. It was an instant bond between us and we have been inseperable ever since. She is very spoiled but she deserves it. In return, we get lots of love and laughter and good times from our Delilah Boo.
Bio: Squirrels drive her crazy!! She'll circle the tree in the backyard chasing them around it - but they always win that game. It's so funny to watch. Delilah does love steak and eggs, a good back and shoulder massage, and the snow. She'll "talk" your ears off - it isn't a bark so much that it's almost a kinda of howl and in different tones depending on how long it takes her to get her way.
Well we made it thru the winter. Guess shedding season is about to start :(
Boo got sick last fall, vet said it was intestinal cancer, suggested putting her down. She had lost weight, about 20 pounds, and refused to eat, and getting sick all the time etc… The more I thought about it, the more I felt the vet just blew us off due to her age. So off to vet #2, which bet his bottom dollar she contracted hook worms somewhere (did have her in the kennel the month before) and her whole intestinal tract was inflamed. Plus the blood work didn’t support cancer, her stats were better than mine, even with her being sick. Apparently these worms do not show up in the standard test. So he gave her some pills that would kill anything that wasn’t supposed to be in there, and some for the inflammation. Over the winter we ate small frequent meals of whatever she had a notion for, and she slowly started putting some weight back on. Other milestones along the way were the ability to jump up in the truck for rides, jump up on the bed etc.. So now she’s back to her old plump self, running around like a 3 year old nut case, and yelling at me for not moving fast enough for whatever she wants. So we’re pretty much back to normal, except now we no longer want anything at all to do with dog food, we’ll hold out for the good stuff that comes off the grill, or the stove, or that big cold white box with the goodies. I’ve created a four pawed food critic ….
We're still around, getting older, but still going. Delilah's doing great, starting to get a little hard of hearing (other then selective), but is working great with hand signals. Vet cracked me up last month, she walked in the room and said "wow, look at what we got here, a 1999 model" 2 more years, I can get classic tags for her :)
Thanks for all the gifts and birthday wishes, maybe someday we'll figure out how to use this thing, and put a little more content up. Posted some recent pics of the Boo, within the last 8 months anyway. She's been staying in the indoor ice box (air conditioning) since mid spring, and only ventures outside when there's something that interests her. She's not a fan of the heat, especially since she hasn't dropped her coat from last winter yet ... I am so looking forward to that ... It's soon time, all the little sprites of hair popping out, have started showing up here in the last week, Soon as the undercoat lets loose, it'll be "stress test" the vaccume time.