Ted


Australian Shepherd
Picture of Ted, a male Australian Shepherd

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Home:Kirkland, WA  
Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Mister, Handsome Man

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Likes:
The Beach, Sitting in a Sprinkler on a Hot Day, Sleeping, Treats, Baths, Rubs, Brushing, Being Loved!

Pet-Peeves:
Thunder, July 4th, an empty water bowl, and not being given attention!

Favorite Toy:
The Cat - very fun to drool on!

Favorite Food:
Anything - he was always just happy to eat!

Favorite Walk:
Not able to walk well, but loves the beach!

Best Tricks:
Looking so good!

Arrival Story:
Ted's story is not fully known. He came to us on memorial day weekend 2001. A friend of the groomer at our vet's office found Ted at an Arco gas station. That is how he ended up at our vet's office. A sign was posted and we decided to take him home and keep him until a permanent home could be found. We, of course, fell in love and kept the handsome boy. He was named Arco when he was found. We jokingly were guessing what his name might have been with friends and he responded right away to Ted. Ted it was. Ted was very broken when he came to us. He was very underweight, he had an extreme limp and structural damage to his right front leg, part of his tongue was missing, teeth were ground to the gums, and his elbows were worn to just skin. Despite all of these troubles, he was a kind and gentle soul. He was the most loving dog I have been lucky enough to know.

Bio:
Ted had a lot of medical issues because of his broken structure. In October, 2004 he was unable to get up on his own. We discovered from an MRI that he had disc trouble and that he had been shot - there was still a pellet lodged in his hind end that was blocking the view of the MRI. Surgery was done to repair the discs and exploratory surgery was done to see why he wasn't able to get up in the back end. It was found that his last 3 vertabrae formed a Z shape and the nerves were stretched and were compressed. The vet felt he had probably sustained some sort of forceful trauma to the back end - maybe hit by a car. He was down to only one good leg. We did our best to care for him and give him all of the love he could handle. He sadly passed in November, 2004 and we miss him tremendously. "Those of us who surround ourselves with lives more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle that is easily and often breached. Yet knowing this, we still would choose to live no other way."

Forums Motto:
All You Need is Love

I've Been On Dogster Since:
November 6th 2004 More than 10 years!

I Was In The:
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party
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Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
85864


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