Likes: Running, running, running and playing with all of his chewy toys. also laying constantly by his mommies. We call him tick for that one. lol!
Pet-Peeves: the vacuum, hates being yelled at, doesn't know what to do with barky dogs, new sights are always a concern at first then once investigated, A-ok
Favorite Toy: any nylabone, kong, or natural bone toys
Favorite Food: peanut butter in kong as a treat and nutro lamb and rice daily and pig ears
Favorite Walk: sand beach along the river and the hikes up on the parkway
Best Tricks: howls beautifully and excellent on recall, howls along as I practice piano or my cellphone rings, or the oven timer. We have learned to adjust to that! lol!
Arrival Story: I was at the dog park with a friend and was approached by someone with this little 2 month old black and white puppy saying they had found him and would have to put him down if they didn't find a home. He had multiple fractures to his sacrum from in the womb and has had a surgery with 6 pins and bone grafts to rebuild and stabilize the area. He will never be able to be as athletic as he wants but he is about 80% now. He is no longer on pain pills and now only has pain if he exercises way too much whereas before he would have pain continually and be crippled after short trips to the dog park (even on pain pills). Now my little guy can do his favorite thing, running! Considering this great dog was going to have to be put to sleep by now, I think I made the right choice!
Bio: Talmadge is actually an American Pointer but there is no category for that in this site's list. Basically a slightly smaller version of the English Pointer.
love: I have found my first love! Her name is Lacy and her picture is here on my sight! Isn't she fabulous? We've been housemates for over a year now and she growls alot but I know they are growls of love. I am adorable and playful enough, and she can't help but love me too! Hubba-hubba!
She has her own page now with more beautiful photos. And she even put one of me on her page! Check her out and see how awesome she is.
Our older dog, Lacy, crossed over and Talmadge was pretty sad for a few days. But now, it is wearing off and he is getting used to life without her. She is out back under a new azalea bush so he gets to visit. Maybe that helps. His hips are still holding up well with the new medicine. Hopefully, we won't have to make another difficult vet decision for many years.
Today we walked to the abandoned sand mine at the edge of the neighborhood and discovered to our delight that it has been transformed into a lake. With blue skies, beaming sun, and 68 degree temps; we walked a glorious three miles around the lake and back home with a brief stop to run into the water to cool off. Once home, we showered on the deck, dried in the sun, and licked in quiet exhausted bliss on our peanut butter filled kongs until they were empty and sleep overcame us. We have risen only to eat dinner and potty. It's true, we love our people today. Splendid day for a dog.