Photo Comments Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
Leave a bone for Ricco
Dogster stats for Ricco
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Chunky, Lazy boy...and many others depending on how much trouble he is in!
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Sleeping on the bed, Dog Park visits, when his brother leaves
His "brother" Hyak picking on him
Rawhide Chews, munchie sticks-basically any food item he can chase
Yum Yums-aka Jerky Treats & Dominoes Pizza crust, Greenies
Marymore Park in redmond, dog park at Sand Point in Seattle or Hiking in the snow
He howls at you when he wants attention or his food bowl...also the most annoying
Started dating my husband...he came with the dog!
Ricco was just diagnosed with Pituitary Dwarfism-in his picture you can see the bald spots on his hind end & legs. He also has seizures form this. originally we thought he might have Cushings disease, but they ruled that out. He was originally from a breeder in Canada that gave his mom a drug during pregnancy. It caused all the pups to have cataracts, and possibly the dwarfism. Apparently per the vet, it is a very rare condtition & there hasn't been anyone we have been able to find that has ever seen it before. Ricco was put on anti seizure meds (phenobarb) & is doing so much better-he has been seizure free after having them for the last 7 years of his life. He has much more energy & actually runs now. (He was a "lazy" dog before) Ricco has had a rough life-he was chasing a squirrel 2 years ago & hit a tree head on. He was paralyzed for almost 2 weeks-and now all he has is a slight limp! He is our determined huskie (or is that just normal Siberian stubborness?)
We live in the Bellevue area so we all enjoy great hikes most of the year-and snow the other months. We hope to start scootering soon!
Unfortunately we lost Ricco in Feb 07 to an illness. He fought hard but after 4 weeks of emergency care we made the choice to end the suffering-both his and ours. I am positive that he watches over his little brother Hyak, and his new little brother Brecken. Sometimes they do things that only Ricco used to do. He is missed by all his family and all the friends he made along his journey of life.
Wheres the food?
I've Been On Dogster Since:
|November 21st 2004
||More than 9 years!
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