Likes: tummy rubs, the beach, to eat, car rides (especially to Petco ,now that I don't throw-up anymore), chasing cats, to get my teeth flossed (I prefer mint) :)
Pet-Peeves: doing a trick and not getting a treat, taking baths...yuck! , getting brushed & having my nails and butt hairs trimmed , but the worst is..... plain dry dog food for dinner! :(
Favorite Toy: Oliver! (stuffed animal, his head is falling off now!), "Talle" the family cat (he was 17 yrs old and went to the rainbow bridge) :( *Even though he was really grouchy at me I was very sad that he had to go...
Favorite Food: dingo treats! rice, sometimes they sneak me ice-cream....YUM! *update* I'm was on a "prescription diet" I lost 15 lbs !! I'm the "BIGGEST LOSER!", now I can EAT YUMMY TREATS AGAIN!
Favorite Walk: My favorite is the beach! The farmers market and every morning in my neighborhood with Koko.
Best Tricks: I can do lots of tricks: say "please" (i make a funny noise), roll-over, high five, low five, baby five, two five!, bark!, play dead, spin around, go under, chair up, be a grizzly bear!, catch with my paws! flip the treat off my nose!
Arrival Story: Dad had a Keeshond growing up (Mai Tai) and said he was the best dog ever and really missed him. Our family was ready for a new member and we were on a mission to find a Keeshond....
however we found that the waiting lists were 12-18 months long for a puppy. Many months later we went to a dog show to meet with a breeder and were unable to find her. We had some time so we looked around and along came this crate full of the most adorable puppies I have ever seen! 7 in all. They were Keeshonden. Getting their picture taken. We knew we had to have one! Long story short, after much begging, waiting a couple months and a long visit the owner Rikki decided to let us adopt one of her babies...TIKI, our second child! The cuttest puppy in the bunch! Everyone said he looked like an Ewok from the movie "Star Wars".
Forums Motto: If u got no treat... U get no trick!
All this pointing and staring can drive a dog crazy!!! These humans are always
saying, "What is that?", or "Oh my gosh honey look at that puff-ball!" The miniature humans yell, "Mommy Mommy look at that Really Fuzzy Doggy! can I feel it?"
I do admit my appearance is unusual and my eclectic style is a bit overwhelming. However I have a solution for all this. I will begin to wear a sign to address a few of these comments:
No, I'm not a chow or the largest pomeranian you've ever seen.
I'm not related to Don King or Albert Einstein....
although I will admit there is some resemblance.
Yes, it's hard work to keep my coat looking fabulous, luckily I don't have to do it!
No, my parents did not spin me in the extended fluff cycle.
Yes, there is a dog under ALL THIS FUR!
And Yes, you may pet me! ............ for a treat of course!
Maybe you're not sure what I mean by self-snacker? Normally my human pals give me treats when I go to the bathroom, do tricks or just do the "cute head tilting" and say "please". I'm finding that this is just not enough to satisfy my treat needs. I think they are cutting back on me...like a diet or something...
So I have found many ways to open the cabinet and help myself when they are not home. ....hence the term "self-snacker", I help myself to MY snacks!!
Normally I just sneak a few and they don't notice.
I gotta tell you....they got these new ones....Oh boy! gosh they were delicious!! I couldn't have just one......two didn't cut it..
so I ate the WHOLE BAG! Wow!! I kind of over did it and I had the worst tummy ache ever! A little of the hershey squirts too! This time I also made the mistake of leaving "evidence".....the empty bag on the kitchen floor. I got in big-time trouble! YIKES!!!!!!