Border Terrier/Breed Unknown
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Home:Columbus, Ohio, OH  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Abe-y, Abester, Doodlebug

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
March 2nd 2008

Belly rubs

Rain, having his feet messed with, and puppies

Favorite Toy:
He likes to have a squeaky toy. He runs to get it when I get home and squeaks it until I have put all my stuff down and sat down to say hi to him.

Favorite Food:
The boy loves cream cheese. He also really likes all kinds of veggies.

Favorite Walk:

Best Tricks:
Abe knows all of his basic commands. We haven't learned any "fancy" commands, but his "sit pretty" is awfully cute (he sits up on his butt, hands in the air).

Arrival Story:
I found Abe at the second shelter I visited. They brought him out for us to meet and that was it! But then they said I had to come back the next day because it was too close to closing time. I was sad, but went off shopping for him. After all, he was going to need little things like a food bowl and food to put in it. I went to get him the next morning, brought him home, and he settled right in. He knew his home and his new mama from the get go!

I wish I knew his back story. He'd been at the shelter for nearly a month and yet was in good health. He already knew some of his commands, he was completely house trained, he doesn't chew or destroy stuff around the apartment, he recognizes dog toys and won't chew on or play with anything else, and he's just so darn sweet. Once he had been with me for a while, it became clear that this little love bug was loved in his prior life. The shelter said he'd been "turned in as a stray by a member of the public." How this sweet, sweet little guy ended up homeless is just beyond me. But if everything happens for a reason, I was supposed to have this pup... or more accurately, we were supposed to have each other!

Forums Motto:
And you're not petting me because... ?

The Last Forum I Posted In:
what happens when a ban passes on pit bulls?

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 10th 2008 More than 8 years!

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Abe's World

A Dog's Life

September 1st 2008 9:30 pm
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So it was a long weekend. First, I was left alone for hours on Saturday (a Saturday!). Mom had some weird necklace on that was made out of fake Buckeyes. I think she said something about football. She was in a good mood when she got home, so I guess her team won.

Mom had one of my two-legged cousins with her when she got home. It was the 10 year old (the oldest). She's a good kid and all... but she was all snugged up with Mom on the couch. So instead of being able to snuggle next to her like usual, I had to snug on Mom's lap. She rubbed my tummy until I decided to get down. Okay, maybe that wasn't such a bad thing after all.

Then the next day Mom and my cousin were outside so that the kid could paint some stuff. It was hot. I don't like to be outside when it's hot. But I had to be out there to keep an eye on things and protect Mom. The things I do. The good news is that the neighbor (the one who thinks I'm super cute and always pets me and sweet talks me and tells me how cute and sweet I am) came by. She was talking to Mom so she pet me even longer than usual. Okay, maybe that wasn't such a bad thing either.

Then we took my cousin home. Insert a long-suffering sigh here. See, the kid and her family have... I can't even say it... a... a... puppy. The spastic thing used to at least be smaller than me, so I could just get up on something to get away from it. Now it's a little taller than me (Mom says it has a long way to go cuz it's a Labradoodle) so it's harder to get up and away. She's still not so great on the stairs though so when it gets too unbearable, I can just fly upstairs. As usual, she just would not leave me alone!!! That gets on Mom's nerves, too, so we didn't stay long.

Then today Mom was home again. Something about no work because of a holiday. Now normally I'm all for Mom being around. I don't like when she goes to work and leaves me alone. But. It was a long weekend with not nearly enough napping and this pup is tired! Wish Mom would go to bed, but nooooo. I like to hit the sack early and get a good 12 hours or so a night. But Mom's a night owl so she's still up and is making sounds about actually going outside again (something about "rent"...).

It's such a rough life...

Later dogs,



Think how many dogs could be rescued!!!

August 2nd 2008 9:44 am
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So Mom put a new button on my page... the one about signing a petition to urge the Obamas to ADOPT a dog... she swears she's not trying to be at all political. (She promised that this is the one place she's not going to get all "politic-y"!) She just thinks it'd be pawsome for such a high-profile family to rescue a pup. All of us pound pups don't normally get that kind of "advertising". Cuz you know that whatever the Obamas do, a bunch of people will follow. Think of all the dogs who could be rescued!!!!

I had to go to the vet a few days ago. I didn't like it. Sure, the people there are nice and they give me treats and pet me and tell me how cute I am... but I still don't like that place. It doesn't exactly smell like home. I made sure to tremble when I was up on that freezing cold table so that they'd pet me even more and maybe even give me an extra treat (and it so worked!! score!!!). The vet gave me some medicine (for allergies) and some medicated shampoo (for a yeast infection on my tummy). So far I don't seem to be anywhere near as itchy as I was before, so I guess it's working. The allergy stuff has steroids in it though and it's making me so hungry!!! And of course, at the same time Mom's cut back my treats because I've gained a few pounds too many. I mean, what do they expect?? I was in that shelter for almost a month, I think I have the right to pack on a few pounds now that I'm out of the shelter and in a real home. But apparently they think I put on a few too many pounds, hence the lack o' treats... like Mom even has room to talk. Geesh.

Well I'm going to go see if I can scam a treat out of Mom anyway... maybe my super-sad eyes look will work.

Later dogs,




July 25th 2008 6:02 pm
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So I was just looking through the pictures of me that Mom has posted here. I look possessed! I have shiny green eyes in most of them. I don't know what's wrong with her... or I suppose it could be the camera.

If anyone actually reads this and has some tips for taking pictures that don't end up with possessed green eyes, let me know and I'll pass them on to Mom. Then I'll get her to post some better pictures of me.

Later dogs,


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