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Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Evil (letters rearranged in his name)

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

June 21st 2004

My Kong. I carry it everywhere!

Anyone who trys to get up into my papizan chair

Favorite Toy:

Favorite Food:
ANYTHING Dexter is eating

Favorite Walk:
The Back Yard, The Cove in Farragut...With Dexter, of course

Best Tricks:
Learning how to chase balls and my frisbee

Arrival Story:
My step-daughter has been working for a vet in Bristol and someone brought Levi in after he fell out of the back of a pickup truck. Unfortunately, his femur was severely fractured and when the owner heard that his leg may have to be amputated, they decided to give him up and leave him there. Luckily, the vet was able to pin the bone back in place and so far, he has been doing very well. He will always have a limp (and he has taught himself how to run at full speed stiff legged). Levi had the rest of the pins taken out about a week ago and is doing very well. He has progressed to the point now where he has almost no limp. We think now that any remaining limp is simply out of habit since his leg was immobilized most of his early life.

We have another Blue Heeler, Dexter, who was in need of a friend to play with. Levi was the perfect dog for him. Even though they are both males, the get a long quite well and Dexter is very protective of him. At first, we took Levi in on a trial basis to see how they got along. They have been doing wonderful. Even though Dexter is about three and a half years older and 30 lbs heavier, he plays very good with him. He watches over him very closely too.

Forums Motto:
Gimmie something to chew, um DESTROY!

The Groups I'm In:
*Australian Cattle Dogs Forever*, ..:: Herding Breeds Association ::.., Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Cattle Dogs & Blue/Red Heelers United, Luvin Blue Heeler's

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 18th 2004 More than 11 years!

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This dog is just too smart

December 9th 2008 7:31 am
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Besides the trick with the toilet, Levi actually plans out strategies to get something he wants. We have an old papazan chair that I like to sit in when I study. Unfortuantely Levi thinks its his and if I'm in it, he wants it (thats Blue Heeler rule #3 if you are wondering). Anyway, he will climb up in the chair and lay all over my lap (all 70lbs of him) and push my books out of the way. Eventually one of us will be uncomfortable - usually me - and get up.

The other day, levi figured out how to accomplish his goal with minimal effort. He tricked me! We wanted to get up in the chair and I told him NO! and that I was not moving htis time. He groaned and laid back down next to me on the floor. Then he got up and whined. I was busy studying so I just ignored it thinking he was wanting to get up in "his" chair. Then he went into the bathroom and started clicking his nails on the tile floor and came back into my room. I ignored him some more (don't worry, its a game we play). Anyway, he went back into the bathroom and started lifting and dropping the toilet bowl lid - a sign that he has to go out and go potty. He came back in and I asked him if he had to go out and go potty. He ran over to the stairs and I got up out of the chair to let him out. In a split second, he ran around me and jumped up into his chair and pushed my books out onto the floor. I asked him if he had to go out and pee...he just groaned - and smled - and within minutes he was sound asleep and snoring. The little booger tricked me into getting out of my chair so he could take a nap in it!!



I taught myself a new trick

December 9th 2008 7:15 am
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I figured out a good way to tell mom and dad that I need to go out to the bathroom. Instead of staring at the door like dexter does, I walk into the bathroom and ckick my nails on the floor. If nobody gets the message from that, I lift the seat up (mommy has daddy trained to put the seat and the lid down) and let it drop until someone hears me. And at three o'clock in the morning its really fun to see what happens!

Of course, you may wonder how I learned that neat little trick but I figured that that big white seat had something to do with going potty since mommy and daddy use it for that.

Daddy says that he is going to train me how to sit on the big white seat and use it to go to the bathroom. Yuck! I like the grass better for that.



I'm bigger than Dexter now

November 8th 2007 5:32 pm
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Heh heh heh. I went to the vet recently and weighed 1 pound more than Dexter (71 lbs - Dex weighs 70)!! Funny thing though is that I'm still about 2/3 his size. Dex has slimmed down and toned up too since daddy makes him exercise now. The couch potato has been put on exercise duty and now daddy says I'm getting a little pot belly. I'm gonna have to get him back and do something to his favorite slippers.


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