Photo Comments Age: 13 Years Sex: Female Weight: 11-25 lbs
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Dogster stats for Dakota
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Deedee, do-do, D girl, Edna (when she's being a nosey neighbor lady)
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Running outside in the muck keeping our yard safe from cats, possums, mice, snakes and birds.
Going to the vet (for good reason - see below), nail trimming, bathing, coming inside, having her feet wiped.
Anything that Ojii has.
Just about anything - partial to cheese, fortune cookies and snap peas (likes to pick them herself).
On the trails that connect our neighborhood parks.
Running at the speed of light in the opposite direction when you tell her to "come here".
We got Dakota from a local breeder as a companion to Ojii - she was already about 7 months old. She immediately took over his house, toys, bed and food. None of us have been the same since her arrival!
In the spring of 2002, we found a lump on the back of one of Dakota's legs. Our vet (g0ddess) removed the lump and had it biopsied - bad news - very aggressive malignant melanoma. She referred us to a Veterinarian Oncologist who performed a battery of tests and an Orthopedic Surgeon to have more of the tissue removed from the area surrounding where the lump was. Following surgeries, chemotherapy, countless blood tests, antibiotics, tears and lots of love and care, our little girl has a clean bill of health to date. The whole ordeal from diagnosis to final treatment was 6 months. We (Dakota and us) could not have made it through without the fantastic care and support of our vet and her staff. We had a standing appointment every Friday. Our vet even worked Dakota's chemo schedule around her own wedding so she could ensure that everything went as well as it could. The bright spot during her visits to the vet were her flowered pj's that I had made for her. Everyone would smile at her in them, and the pj's allowed her a lot more time without an e-collar. We will always be grateful for the incredible care they gave, and continue to give, our baby girl.
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|November 2nd 2004
||More than 8 years!
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