Likes: Thumper loved to ride in the car and head to the beach.
Pet-Peeves: Strangers petting her, strange dogs sniffing her, anything with wheels (skateboards, bikes, etc.), and not being able to go EVERYWHERE with me!
Favorite Toy: Her favorite toywas a stuffed dog that I bought her at the Three Dog Bakery.
Favorite Food: Thumper loved just about anything from the Three Dog Bakery in Santa Barbara, California!
Favorite Walk: Her favorite walk in the world was one on the beach, boardwalk, and pier.
Best Tricks: Thumper could sit, stay, lay, shake paws, and speak on command. She also has a really cute trick that I call the "Low Growl", where it sounds as if she is trying to talk to you in a human voice.
Arrival Story: Thumper has a special story. One of my neighbors came to my door one day and had this tiny little puppy that could fit in the palm of your hand. They asked me if I knew who the puppy belonged to, and I said no. I felt so bad for the pup, so I told my neighbor that if she could not find the owner of the puppy after knocking on some more doors to bring her back to me. Wouldn't you know it, about 20 minutes later they came back and handed me the puppy. I immediately called the local vet and made an appointment for the pup. The vet estimated her age to be only about three weeks old, way too young to be away from her mother. I was instructed on how to bottle feed my new pup and I took her home. We bonded quickly! I named her Thumper because when I would put her down on the ground she was so clumsy and unbalanced that she would thump into things. Now she is eight years old, healthy, happy, and my best friend in the world!
My ultimate sadness came on June 23, 2009. Thumper had been having problems with her fur falling out and being able to get up and down without being in pain. I took her to her vet numerous times and they ran every test known to veterinary science. They checked her Thyroid, Liver, and even thought she might be diabetic. She was finally diagnosed with cancer and within a few days was in so much pain that the best decision that I could make in my heart was to let her go to God and the Rainbow Bridge. I had her cremated so that I will have her with me always. I take her with me still on every trip that she used to love to go on, especially the beach. I carry her box of ashes lovingly and we visit her special spots. I know that she is at the Bridge partying it up with her pals Mazie, Jack, Whiskey, and so many more! That is what keeps me going everyday, to know that she is no longer in pain and is having the time of her life with her new wings and all of her furry furiends. Rest in peace my princess, you are loved more than you will ever know!
Bio: Thumper is a mixed breed dog. Since I do not know where she came from I do not know who her parents are. Her vet believes Thumper is a Chow/Husky mix. Thumper is also on a site called pets.ca.com. I posted her picture and profile at the end of December 2004. I was both honored and amazed that she was chosen as Dog of the Month for January 2005! That was one of Thumper's most exciting Internet moments!
Wow, what a week! Mom and I are overjoyed! First I was chosen as Dog of the Day to represent Dogster and now I have received the honor of having my dairy chosen as the Dairy of the Day! I sure don't know what I did to deserve all of this but I sure am happy and proud! My mommy is so excited!
Thank you to all my wonderful furiends and the Dogster crew fur this very special day, and week! I feel so honored and all of us angels here at the Rainbow Bridge are pawtying it up! The sun is shining down on us all and our beautiful angel wings are reflecting the rays of the sunshine in every color of the rainbow. Thanks fur remembering us angels!I feel that this honor not only belongs to me but to all of us angels here at the Bridge. It is truly a special day fur us all! We know that even though we are no longer with you on earth you are with us in spirit, love, and eternal furiendship as we are with you. Love lives on furever, and I love you all! Thank you again fur such a lovely honor!
Wow, mom is certainly overjoyed today! She found out that I was to represent Dogster as the Dog of the Day! What an honor! I am so happy that the Dogster team decided to pick an angel to be DOTD and that the angel was me! Thanks to all who wrote and congratulated me on being DOTD, you are very special furiends! Mom looks forward to spending more time on Dogster now, she still misses me dearly but we have to get a page going fur my brofur Finn! Whoo-hoo, all us angels up here are partying it up!! Imagine, lil ole me receiving such an honor! Thanks furiends and thanks to the Dogster crew fur choosing me! This made my mommy's day! Whoo-hoo!
Today it has been a little over a year since my passing to the Bridge. Until now mom was not able to log into Dogster because she broke into tears every time. Time has helped the tears from falling and now mom wants to get involved back in Dogster. She knows how much I love her and watch over her, that has been evident in the last year.
I want to thank Pam, Flicka, and Lucas for helping mom to fix my page. Dogster has really changed since the last time mom was active.
Thanks to all my pals, I am really lookin forward to getting back to know you!