All in the Family


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Buddy is simply the best dog I've ever owned - and I have owned (and do own!) a lot. We found Buddy at a soccer complex near our house. My kids were playing with them; I asked them why they were calling him "Buddy", and they said, "Because when we call him Buddy, he comes to us!" (I'm glad they didn't try a more offensive word ;) ). He was emaciated (class 4); his hair would break off in your hand, and you could see every bone (EVERY bone). He could barely walk. He is 27" at the shoulder, and he weighed 35lbs. He was also very scared of adults - he loved kids (even though he could barely walk). So, I took him in. I work from home, so I made sure he got his vitamins, good food, lots of water, and lots of love (most importantly). I also would take him to Petsmart very day at lunch time, because it is a great place to socialize your dog. After a couple of months, his weight was better, his coat was coming back beautifully, and most importantly he learned to trust people again. Well, now Buddy was 105 lbs., and he is my best friend. He thinks he's a lap dog, and he "walks" onto my recliner to lay with me. He also sleeps with me most nights, and he is the most loving, gentle dog I have ever seen. I love him very much. He is my Buddy.

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Nov 25, 2009 Yeta
Nov 25, 2009 4 the Dogs
Love the picture!! Bless you for giving Buddy a chance! great story. :)
Nov 25, 2009 kukie
wow what a great story!!! way to go on helping a poor dog in need - many would have just walked away, very good job!!!
Nov 26, 2009 LotusGeek
Thanks everyone. We actually have many animals - 6 dogs, 3 cats, 4 guinea pigs, 2 rats (one hairless), 2 ferrets, 3 turtles, a snake, and a horse (ok, the horse is boarded nearby, but we're out there at least twice/week). We also have 5 kids, so it is a BUSY house ;) All of our dogs and cats are rescue animals - either found in a bad condition, or rescued from the dog pound. I wish I could take more in, but it just isn't possible. I've already turned my dining room into my "kennel" with everyone's crates (btw, crate training is DA BOMB!!), and I just can't put anymore in there. But Buddy isn't crated - honestly he's too big, and he's so well behaved that I don't have to worry about it. He sleeps with me, spends 1/2 of the day outside, and 1/2 of the day inside with me (I work from home). OK, that's enough rambling. Thanks again for the kind words. --Rock
Nov 26, 2009 LotusGeek
daddy... its 7 dogs, 3 cats, 4 guinea pigs, 2 ferrets, 3 turtles, a horse, snake, and 2 rats. :) (im his daughter so dont think that hes talking to himself ;])
Feb 14, 2010 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 7th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Feb 14, 2010 Rosie Chapman
OMG what a total cutie Happy Birthday Big Boy
Feb 14, 2011 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 8th Birthday!
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Feb 14, 2012 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 9th Birthday!
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Feb 14, 2013 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 10th Birthday!
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Feb 14, 2015 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 12th Birthday!
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