Dr. Watson


Basset Hound
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Home:Belmont, NC  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Doctor, Tater, Sir Sniffalot of the Royal Knights of Bassetonia

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

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Likes:
Food, being outdoors, stealing Sherlock's toys, petting marathons, belly rubs, petting marathons, back rubs, car rides, petting marathons, sleeping late, and did I mention petting marathons!?

Pet-Peeves:
Loud noises, vacuum cleaners, not being the center of attention

Favorite Toy:
Squeaker plush monkey thingy

Favorite Food:
Absolutely anything that smells good...and of course whatever I'm eating. He goes nuts for Multi-Grain Cheerios

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere...really.....car rides are good too.....

Best Tricks:
Chases a laser pointer thru the house at top speed then launches airborn for about two feet and lands on a big fluffy pillow skidding about 6 feet across the floor....we call this "stealing home".

Arrival Story:
After having Sherlock for a year I thought I would venture out on a limb and rescue another Basset. I felt like Sherlock could use some company but I thought I should be very selective when it came to finding one he could get along with.As it turns out a longtime friend was in the process of trying to save a Basset in his neighborhood. A person moved out of a rental home a few blocks away and left this poor Bassett tied to a tree to die. He is a minister and his heart was moved to take action so he called me over to look at him since I had some experience in Basset health issues. The dog was starving, severly underweight but otherwise seemed fine. After a few weeks my friend decided that he was simply not home enough to give the little guy the love and attention he so desperatle needed. He then asked me if I would take him and I agreed to pick him up. Then the unthinkable happened. When my friend went home that day he discovered one of his small children accidentally left the back door ajar and Watson slipped out. Soon after he was (vet's best guess) struck by a passing car. My friend was in no financial position to pay a hefty vet bill, so I took a leap and I took him in. There has been enough suffering and I want to help this little guy have a happy and long life. And so our story begins.....Update 2/05...He is now healed and doing GREAT!

Bio:
His leg has completely healed and he goes like the Energizer Bunny......

Forums Motto:
"Gimmie Gimmie!"

I've Been On Dogster Since:
November 19th 2004 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
89084


Meet my family
Sherlock

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"Finding Fulfilment at the Last Chance Cafe" by Dr. Watson


Thanksgiving 2007

November 21st 2007 9:45 am
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Woof!
I know I haven't written in a while but I have been quite a busy hound. Busy sleeping mostly. Even though my leg has healed completely I have developed another setback. Doctors told me last year that when I was born I didn't have enough blood vessels in my eyes. This makes them have to work very hard to see. Slowly over time my vision is decreasing. Bummer. I have good days and bad days but I no longer bump into things. I know how my house is layed out and mom and dad have promised not to move the furniture around! I usually stick beside Sherlock 'cause he can see things better than me. I love toys and I have lots of them everywhere. I go for a walk at least once a day and I have a wonderful family who is always mindful of my disability and makes sure I am always comfortable.
When's dinner?..............

 

January 14, 2005

January 18th 2005 7:54 am
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Happy New Year! Woof! Arooooooooooowl!
My cast is finally off and I'm starting to get around much better. I still have some trouble at times putting my weight on it but things are becoming more flexible with each day. Thank you to all of my Pup Pals for the get well wishes. I can't sprint yet but I can walk around.....and that's good! I got a nice warm bath after my cast came off.....I really needed one! Till next time..........Woof!
DW

 

December 13, 2004

December 13th 2004 2:30 pm
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So far I am healing up very well. I call my diary "Finding Fulfilment at the Last Chance Cafe" because my parents have this thing about second and third chances. I needed all I could get. Five months ago I was tied to a tree to starve while my previous "caretakers" moved away. Now I'm in a warm house with an older brother who is finally getting used to me. He needed a second chance as well. I have trouble getting around with this cast on my leg but I do ok most days. Next month I'll be good as new so my brother Sherlock and I can begin our walks together as the Royal Knights of Bassetonia! Hey! is the food ready yet!? I got dinner waitin' on me....I will write more later.............. DW

 
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