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Boss {Forever Loved}

American Staffordshire Terrier
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Home:Rockdale / Austin, TX  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Boss, Bostrick, Bossy Hog

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Sleep on his back and eat snacks

His "brother" Blade makes him sick, they don't see eye to eye! And being left at home alone.

Favorite Toy:
He easts all his toys

Favorite Food:
green~beans, ritz crackers, & beef stew

Favorite Walk:
to the food bowl

Best Tricks:
sit, lay down, and his famous half roll over

Arrival Story:
Oh Boss, how he came to be my dog is a sad tale. He was at some point either lost or left to die on a rural road that's traveled by lot of trucks and big rigs. We were trying to finish moving from Austin/Lockhart to Rockdale and it was late that night and kinda foggy. We passed this black large "creature" on the side of the road, James said, "what was that?" I, being the creative one, told him," It's a panther!" We we whirled around and went back to see my "panther" up close. Turns out it was no panther just a dog. "But what kind of dog?" , asks James. "It's a pit bull!", I told him. "No it's not and it's not a panther either, get out and see if it'll come to you." So I did. This poor doggy bolted right into the road just as soon as he saw me step out of our car. Did I mention a giant truck was barreling down on him at that same moment? Well, it was. And I called,"Come're puppy come're baby". And do you know what he did? He crawled on his belly all the way from the road to me and jumped right into my open car door and sat down. Well if you remember, we were moving so the back seat was FULL! We drive a little Toyota and here was this huge, say it with me. . . pit bull in my front seat. Well I've never been afraid of a dog but this was some dog. I sat on half the car seat and leaned out of the window all the way to Rockdale. Well this great ol' big dog jumps into the back seat and squeezes his way between two boxes just as we cross the city limits into Rockdale, and I'm 3 blocks from my new house. He jumps out as soon as I open the car door and runs right up to the front door like he's lived there his whole life, welcome home Boss. Three days later he was deathly ill, couldn't hold down food or water and it seemed like blood was coming from everywhere. I rushed him to the local vet, who didn't have any idea what was wrong. He had a fever was dehydrated, sick as can be. We took him home with a bucket full of medicine and prayed. He got better only to get sick again with something else. Over and over it went like this for about 3 weeks home and to the hospital, back and forth. As you can imagine this gets kinda expensive especially for a dog with no known history . . . lots of tests. Then one day it all stopped he was perfectly fine. See prayer works! Well two days after his miracules cure his "brother" Blade attacks the poor baby while I was at a doctors appointment, somehow Boss escaped the yard and was taken to the pound. I called the police right away because when I came home Blade was in the garage and Boss was gone and blood was everywhere. The animal control guy said yeah he had a dog there that fit that discription and that'd I have to wait until tomorrow to pick him up, I told that man, "No way mister you meet me down there pronto and give me back my dog he's on medication, barely just getting well, and beat up too, no way he's staying the night in a cage!" well long story short A/C man didn't want to deal with me or give boss his medicine one or the other so he met us down there at the pound, well by now it's ten til 5pm and the guy wouldn't even let me into the pound to see my dog he just brings him out. Would you believe he expected me to leave my poor baby there with his face split open on one side? I mean it was layed open a huge gash, well we rushed to get him to my Vet that happens to close at 5pm. Stopped to call them and tell them we were on the way with an emergency and the guy at the store we stopped at wouldn't let me use his phone to make a local call. Jerk. So I ran to the payphone praying it wasn't too late. The vet tech picked up one the first ring and said,"hurry we're setting up the O/R now". We made it and they fixed my poor boy up but he still had to spend the night in a cage. See I told you it was sad.

It is not uncommon to hear pit bull owners say, "You have to own one to know what I mean." But outside the breed's devoted circle of fans, pit bulls are overwhelmingly misunderstood. Boss captures the essence of this courageous, intelligent, naturally clownish, and immensely eager to please breed. Boss jumps from one person throwing himself down to be petted. He is the antithesis of the percieved pit bull. He is truly an amazing animal.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 22nd 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
Blade ( In
ToesWyatt {Gone
but not
Squiggles {
In Memory
EmilyTroyBuddyHoney {Forever
in my heart}

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