Parker


Golden Retriever
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Home:Garden Grove, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 9 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs


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Nicknames:
Parker the Barker. Park. I used to call him my cartoon-nose boy. Now I call Nikki & Parker "The Barkers." Coz when one starts barkin', the other is sure to follow. Try shutting them up!

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

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
November 21st 2004

Likes:
To play and to be loved. And he loves squeaky balls and chews.

Pet-Peeves:
He doesn't like strange animals to come near him; he can get aggressive. It appears to be fear-based. UPDATE: That was written several years ago. I worked with him, and he no longer has any issues with dogs,

Favorite Toy:
Any toy that Nikki wants at that moment.

Favorite Food:
He usually eats Nutro Natural Choice, but am thinking of going with Kirkland because of the cost.

Favorite Walk:
We mostly just walk around the neighborhood. I'd love to take him other places, but he's hard to handle in public if there are other dogs around. UPDATE: The boy is fine on leash with other dogs now.

Best Tricks:
Sit. He also "waits" at the back door, plus he can shake, roll over and stay.

Arrival Story:
Well, it's quite a story. I was thinking of getting a playmate for Nikki, so was looking at Chase here on Dogster (a great dog!) and I also had filled out an online application for a Golden Retriever at one of the local rescue groups. One day, while I was at PetsMart, the trainer flagged me down. A couple, who had trained their Golden puppy there, were moving and needed to find someone to take their neutered male Golden named Parker, and their other female dog named Red. The trainer thought of me, without even knowing that I was looking for a dog! On Wednesday, by 1 p.m., Parker was mine. Red went to a rescue organization. It was sad, however, to break them up as Red was almost four years old, and Parker had been with her since he was a puppy.

Bio:
When I finally got him home on Wednesday, I took him into the backyard first. He had been stressed and rather calm, but when he saw the backyard, he brightened up and the stress seemed to leave his body immediately. He had drunk very little water when I offered it to him earlier, but now he made up for it and drank buckets full! Parker and Nikki get along quite well. They love to play together, although tonight Parker was trying to be a bit more dominant, if you know what I mean. Parker covets Nikki's chew, even when he has one of his own. Parker is more of a cuddler than Nikki, but both are excitable dogs. I think Nikki's excitability has rubbed off on Parker, much to my chagrin. I sure was hoping it'd be the other way around! :-)

Forums Motto:
I love my Mommy!

The Groups I'm In:
!!!! Frisco Pups !!!!, !!!! Treat Pup Lovers !!!!, !!!!!!!!Dog Movies for Grown-ups!, !Kitty & Doggy Dating Frenzy!, !WATER DOGS!, !~!~!~CUTEST PUPPYS EVER!~!~!~!~, " the planets funnyest dogs", "Canadian Golden Retrievers" who want to be Friends with other Goldens..., "DOGSTERHOLICS", ♥ Golden Angelz ♥, ♥ Steve Irwin Memorial ♥, ♥Artistic Creations♥, ♥I Love My Golden Retriever!!!♥, ♥Multi-dog syndrome♥, (For the love of) SQUEAKY TOYS!!!, * With Love to Your Golden Beauty *, ****Trouble-makers Anonymous****, ♣ Furiends'N'Fun ♣ , ♥Bark!Meow!Growl!Purr!♥, FANCYPANTS CAFE, GOT TRICKS???, It's Tricky, Welcome Waggin' for Dogsters and Catsters, ~Tails n' Tongues~, Advocates for Positive Training, AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY, All Dogs of California, Animal Rescue, Ban Stupid Legislation, Bay Area Big Dogs, Beach Dogs, Beach Dogs!!, Cali. Cats and Doggies, California Cats and Dogs, Cats And Dogs Needing Adoption NOW!, Cats In Albany/Corvallis Oregon Desperate Need of Homes!!!, DAAC(dogs against animal cruelty), Dog Lovers, Dog Sports - Agility, Dogs Against Animal Neglect, Dogs of the San Fernando Valley in Cali, Dogster Kool Dog Cafe!, Fischer, Golden Puppies, Golden Retriever FunHouse, Golden Retrievers of California, Golden swimmers, Goldens and Friends, Goldens Galore Club!, Goldens of glory, Goldie Retreivers, Goldies!! :), Gorgeous Goldens, Happy Dogs, Irish Setters, Jodidogs Support, Labradors and Golden Retrievers only, Lola's Pooch Posse, LosAngelesDogs, Love 'em? Fix 'em., Magnetic Mouth Society, Paws Club, Pet-O-Nomics, Plate Licker 100%, Pound Dogs/Cats Unite with Purebreeds, President Isabel's Animal Abuse Commission, PURRS N WOOFS VILLAGE, Rescued Doggies, Rescued Dogs of all Breeds, Stop animal abuse, Thank God For Dogs!, The Country Dogs!, The Disney Group, The Dogs of Huntington Beach, The Dogster Force, The Golden Retriver Possy!, Volume 2 Goldens Birthday/Anniversary Picture Album, ~*~Princess Divas ~&~ Prince Charmings!~*~, ~~~*♥Dog Park USA♥*~~~

The Last Forum I Posted In:
When does the chewing and tearing STOP??

Gene Krupa in the classic Ball of Fire.:


I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 1st 2006 More than 7 years!

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Dogster Id:
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Baxter and Me

November 27th 2011 9:31 pm
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Mommy told me tonight that I was a good boy. Just coz I groomed Baxter the Kitty.

I was in Mommy's bedroom when Baxter came and rubbed up against me. I decided that Baxter needed a bath and began licking him. Baxter sure loved the attention. He kept standing underneath me and rubbing up against me.

Mommy told both of us that we were pretty darn cute. Heck, we already knew that anyway!

And you should see Kayla and me. We're so happy when we're get together that we kiss each other on the face. Again, Mommy thinks it's cute.

Mommy sure is pretty darn easy to please, huh?

P.S. And thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes. Mommy still owes me a Frosty Paws. (hint, hint, Mom!)

 

I'm Doing Better ... !

February 7th 2009 12:25 pm
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No seizures since I was last at the vet (knock on wood). I had to have another blood test to check my KBR (potassium bromide) level and they had to up that. But still, I'm doing OK.

I'm still getting used to the drug, so I sometimes just lay there. Mom says I worry her when I do that--I just lay on the ground and stare. She then checks my breathing--you know, makes sure that my chest is going up and down!

But thanks for all of your good wishes. I'm hangin' in there!

Oh, something else happened ... I was such a good boy when I was at the vet. So why did everyone in the lobby laugh at me when I tried to sit in my mommy's lap? It kinda hurt my feelings. Gee whiz, I'm just a lap dog after all!

 

I'm Feelin' Better!

January 12th 2009 6:36 pm
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I am, really I am! Mommy says I'm acting like my old self--which is a good thing, right?

It took some time, but I finally starting playing again and I stopped peeing in the house and all kinds of stuff.

All of you Dogsters out there have been so kind and caring, sending me all kinds of gifts and messages.

Thank you all! It sure helped me get better.

 
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