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Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male

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   Leave a bone for Vinci

Guido, Arthur Squeeksalot Pendragon, Leonardo Da Vinci

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

January 25th 2006

Cat food, peanut butter, and to sit in my lap all day

cats other than his own

Favorite Toy:
his stuffed rabbit and his stuffed genie...and all our socks

Favorite Food:
cat food and peanut butter

Favorite Walk:
around the block, and around his mountain vacation house

Best Tricks:
sit, dance, crawl, crawl, crawl, lie down, catch cat food

Arrival Story:
I was teaching art when an aide brought up a little cute blonde terrier who was found on a four lane highway. He immediately jumped from her arms and into mine. He rode in my lap all the way home, all 8lbs. And from then on he has been my constant companion through a year of illness. He has a strut only a small terrier can have...and now we hope it will return. For last Thursday Vinci awoke with pain and by afternoon he could not walk. He was operated on that evening for a ruptured disk that has caused him to lose his use of his back legs. We pray with all our hearts with time and therapy he will regain use of his legs.

it has now been a month since Vinci's surgery. It has been a long struggle and lots of roller coaster emotions. Last week he began to wag his tail, stretch his back legs while lying down. Then this week he started trying to get up and take a step. His left leg is weaker than the right. Now he can get up and take a few steps. For the first time through this whole process we have real confidence we will have a walking Vinci at some time!!!! If you are interested in his story go to his blog. It is

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King of Strut

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April 21st 2009 More than 7 years!

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Vinci, the eternal optomist!

July 17th 2009 3:19 pm
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He just wants to be a normal 3 year old boy, but we don't know if he will ever get back to that. He sways like a sailor when he walks and alternates one back leg then the other. He can go outside now by himself through the doggie door and manage three steps, but I think he may need a ramp. He now keeps up with his kitties, Andy Boy, Greyc, and Zafer. They alternately tease eachother and gives a little chase every once and a while. He has resumed barking at passer bys at the fence, on of his favorite past times. He smiles all the time, takes naps with me and now positions himself for me to pick him up when I go up the stairs to the second floor. He seems to be enjoying life, but I know he wants to run and play more. He is a great guy, full of love and caring..he is always in my lap or someones. Once he meets someone he is forever their friend, he never forgets anyone. His ears perk up when family comes home, listening for the right car engine or door slam. He surely seems to know his cars from everyone elses in the neighborhood. If you want to check up on his whole story, go to a great website a friend of mine living in Paris put together. It is Sign in and guess his breed. We don't know, so your guess is welcome.


day 4 after surgery

April 21st 2009 7:13 pm
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Vinci was less depressed today, more himself. I even got a couple of kisses! No movement yet in his back legs, He seems to be in much less pain. The catheter has been removed and his iv. He is now off iv pain medicine and on to pills which he will only take with peanut butter. I visit him every day though it is a long drive. I miss him so much and can hardly wait until he can home.

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