Photo Comments Sex: Male Weight: 1-10 lbs
Leave a bone for "Tuxedo" - MEMORIAL
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April 1st 2000
He loves spending time with me.
This great dog never complains!
He loves to run off with my socks or gloves.
He loves chicken, hamburger, turkey, cheese, canned dog food, and cat food.
He loves to walk anywhere with the other dogs and me.
He purrs like a cat when he's content or happy (which is a lot). He learned this from hanging out with "Smudge" the cat, with whom he spends a lot of time.
When I learned that my 15 year old Pomeranian named "Casey" was in congestive heart failure I asked my friends at the New England Pomeranian Rescue (WWW.POMERANIAN-RESCUE.ORG) to find a new, needy Pom to keep my dog "Powder" and me company when "Casey" passed away.
They picked "Tuxedo" for me because he had been in foster care for two years and he was very shy. When people would go to the foster home to look at Pomeranians that were up for adoption "Tuxedo" would run into the other room and hide. If they had not hand-picked him for me he may still be hiding in that back room today!
He'd been in foster care for two years because very shortly after being surrendered to the rescue group (when he was 6 months old) he fell off a couch and broke his front leg. He stayed in foster care for a long time while that leg healed, and then became very timid while recovering with a big cast on his leg.
He was with "Powder" and me since October 10, 2004, and he made lots and lots of progress with us. I bought two sets of dog steps so that he and the other little guys could safely get on and off the dog chair and dog bed without ever being at risk of breaking a leg again.
He absolutely adored "Powder" and the two of them acted like mother and son. It was so cute to see how he adored her, followed her, and copied her behavior, and it was great to see how tolerant of little "Tuxedo" she was, too!
He was the only male dog in my four-dog Dog Pack and he was extremely calm, stable, gentle, and friendly. People who met my dogs always told me that "Tuxedo" was the one they want to steal from me!!
He became a very calm presence and he was just great with the other dogs and my diabetic cat (who was twice his size).
He spent his days running loose in my apartment, lounging around on the feather bed that I placed on the floor for the dogs before I went to work, or else up in The Dog Chair or my bed. He had the run of the house and he loved it.
He had a wonderful impact on "Powder," who was very, very depressed while "Casey" was ill and then after he died. He was a calm little guy and very low-key, but if anyone approached the Jeep while he was in it he snarled and growled like a big dog.
"Tuxedo" helped us so much after "Casey" passed away and it his effect on "Powder"'s well being was astounding. Unfortunately, ever since "Powder" died in 2008 he was never the same, and his own health deteriorated dramatically because he missed her so very much.
We adored our new pal and we spoiled him rotten, and we never had enough time with the little sweetie. Sadly, on November 11, 2009, he succumbed to the chronic Cushing's Disease and Congestive Heart Failure that we'd been treating for most of the last year.
R.I.P., little Tuxedo, and keep giving those kisses to "Powder" now that you're with her again. I miss you so much.
Was a German Shepherd in a Pom costume.
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