Tucker, CGC, TDI

Chinese Crested
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Age: 14 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Tuck, Tuck-Tuck, Tucker Bean, Tucker Benjamin, Fancy Feet, Twinkle Toes

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog-service dog
-dog rescue

February 1st 2003

Being with me, doing whatever I am doing.

I'll be honest - Tucker is happy pretty much all the time! Nothing much gets him down. (I wish I were more like him!)

Favorite Toy:
A really long, skinny stuffed fox toy that he enjoys using for tug-of-war games with his sister, Phoebe.

Favorite Food:
Raw ostrich!

Favorite Walk:
Along Bayshore Boulevard - as long as I don't make him walk next to the water side.

Best Tricks:
By far Tucker's best trick is making everyone who meets him fall in love with him!

Arrival Story:
It's a long story, which eventually led to him coming to me through the auspices of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, an organization to which I remain eternally grateful! Thank you, Humane Society of Tampa Bay!

Although he has been with me since November of 2003, it was only about six months ago that I learned what breed he was. This happened when I took him to be evaluated for his Canine Good Citizen test, in preparation to him becoming certified for therapy work. I had him listed as a terrier mix, which was my and the vet's best guess, but the evaluator immediately identified him as a Powderpuff Chinese Crested. Once she told me this, I immediately got into contact with some breeders, sent them some photographs, and they confirmed what the evaluator said. Of course, now that I KNOW what he is, I can't imagine how I didn't see it, but regardless, mutt or purebred, I love him just the same!

Forums Motto:
Bloggin' Dog

The Last Forum I Posted In:
So sad that these forums are going away

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 2nd 2009 More than 8 years!

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BOO ... I'm gonna tag you!

October 30th 2009 3:46 pm
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Happy Howl-O-Ween Dogsters!

I've just been tagged by new friend Angel. I'm supposed to answer these questions and then tag six of my friends so they can do the same. Here goes:

1. What color is your collar?
I have two, but the one I'm wearing now is a red plaid with black bones on it. Quite fetching!

2. What kind of food do you eat?
Well, we used to eat all sorts of stuff because Mom had us on something she called a rotation diet. We had kibble (a few different ones like Evo, Nature's Variety, and Orijen) in the morning for breakfast, usually with some canned food or something else yummy mixed in. Then for dinner we'd get some Nature's Variety raw medallions. But for almost three weeks now we've been on all "real" raw food. Mom says this new diet plan we're on is called Franken-prey Sounds Halloweenish, doesn't it? Whatever it is, it's yummy! We get all sorts of different raw meats, with bones and organs to round it out, and we love it!

3. What are your favorite treats?
Plato's Kangaroo strips, Natural Balance rolls, Wellness Pure Rewards ...

4. Do you have a Valentine or significant other?
I meet lots of pretty girls at the dog park who think I'm pretty handsome, but Mom says I'm still too young to date.

5. Do you get table scraps?
If it's something healthy for us, we do. Mom's something of a stickler for making sure we only eat really healthy things. But sometimes she'll let us have just a TINY taste of something else, as long as it's not something that could hurt us, like chocolate!

6. What is your favorite toy?
I have a few of these really long, skinny stuffed animal toys. A fox, a racoon, and something else that I forget. I love to shake 'em back and forth and toss them up in the air and catch them. And sometimes Phoebe and I will play tug 'o war with them!

7. When is your birthday?
I was adopted, so I'm not sure exactly what my actual birthday is. Mom wasn't there, and I was too little to remember. So we celebrate my birthday on February 1st.

8. How many times a day do you eat?
We used to eat twice a day, but now we just get a small snack in the morning and eat our big meal at night.

9. Do you have a favorite color?
I don't think I can see colors. But if I could, I think it would be yellow. That's Mom's favorite color, and she says that the color yellow is the color she thinks of when she thinks of me, because she says I am her sunshine. I know, humiliating, right? Mom is kind of a dork sometimes, but I cut her some slack because she does love me a lot.

10. Do you hope all your pals put this in their diary?

And now - who to tag? Ok, ready?

Buddy & Sadie, Josie, Sasha, Eddie, Roxie Hart, and Shelby - tag, you're it!


Tagged again!

October 13th 2009 11:26 am
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Tagged again by my good buds Buddy & Sadie - a dynamic du0 of GSDs from Colorado. Thanks for tagging me, guys! Holler!

1. What color is your collar?

I have a few but the one I’m wearing right now is turquoise blue and brown. Mom says this color combo is “in.” I just think I look really handsome in it.

2. What kind of food do you eat?

Starting yesterday, we are on 100% raw and we’re so excited! I don’t know WHAT took Mom so long!

3. What are your favorite treats?

Wellness Pure Rewards, any of the Plato treats (the kangaroo ones are really yummy – and for some reason after I eat them I feel the urge to hop around on my two back legs! is that weird?), and anything Mom is eating that we can convince her to share with us!

4. Do you have a Valentine or significant other?

Mom says I’m too young to date. But I do meet up with some pretty girls at the dog park sometimes!

5. Do you get table scraps?

If it’s something healthy, Mom will usually give us some. But we’re not allowed to beg. Mom says that’s rude!

6. What is your favorite toy?

We have some really long skinny stuffed animal toys – one is a fox and one is a raccoon. I love these because Phoebe & I can play tug together!

7. When is your birthday?

Mom didn’t adopt me until I was about ten months old, and I came from a shelter where some really stupid people who obviously didn’t realize what a great dog I was had left me. So we’re not sure when I was actually born, but I celebrate it on February 1st. Mom’s birthday is the 4th, so we’re the same zodiac sign, which is pretty cool!

8. How many times a day do you eat?


9. Do you have a favorite color?

I don’t know if I see colors or not, but yellow is the color that Mom associates with me, because she says I am her sunshine!

10. Do you hope all your pals put this in their diary?


And now it’s taggin’ time … I’m tagging Cooper, Peter Parker, Pippin, Princess, Lilith, and Bam-Bam!


I was tagged!

October 2nd 2009 10:44 pm
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Well, Dogsters, it's been awhile since my last diary entry. It seems I have my paws full these days, so I haven't had time to write.

But then I got a paw mail from my friends Buddy & Sadie, two beautiful GSD siblings out in Colorado.

So what I'm supposed to do is post seven random facts about myself here in my diary. Then I have to choose seven of myDogster pals to send a pawmail to, letting them know they've been tagged. The dogs I tag have to do the same thing! (If you want to!)

1. My adoption anniversary is coming up soon, and I will be celebrating my sixth year as a member of my family.

2. Even though I've been with Mom almost six years now, she only found out I was a Powderpuff Crested last year. Before that, she thought I was some kind of terrier mix. (But I knew what I was the whole time.)

3. I love road trips - especially when we go to Grandma & Grandpa's house. Grandpa makes us scrambled eggs for breakfast when we go there. Yummy!

4. I love baths! See, I wasn't taken care of that well when I was a puppy and when Mom adopted me, I was in pretty bad shape. So she immediately set out to pamper me as much as possible, and I discovered that I loved it!

5. I do NOT like having my toenails clipped ... but I let Mom do it because she says it needs to be done. When I'm done, I get a special treat.

6. When I'm sleeping really soundly, sometimes I snore.

7. My sister, Phoebe, has to go to the vet in the morning for her checkup and her rabies shot. Mom says I'm going, too, to keep her company. SHH - don't tell her!

I'm tagging: Addy, Lily, Tubby, Kolbe, Timmy, Delilah, and Fenway

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