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Dozer
All in the Family
Kody Savannah

Dozer

barb_dozer
American Pit Bull Terrier / Rottweiler
Male
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My baby boy is almost 9 years old (12/1/01), has had 2 knee replacements and has saved my life twice!!! He is my love, my life & my best friend. His name is Dozer, he has been with me since he was 6 1/2 weeks old and he has never left my side!!!! Dozer was such a butterball that the people I got him from were calling him "Fat Boy Slim". He is half pitbull and half rottweiler, a pit-weiler if you will. His dad is a "Grand Champion" show dog, a black American Pit Bull Terrier named Midnight and his mom was another family pet, a Rottweiler named Mystery. Dozer was an "oops" puppy and therefore cannot be a show dog b/c he is a mixed breed. The litter consisted of 3 pups and Dozer was the only one that survived. As soon as I saw him I knew he was meant to be mine. He has been through so much with me; an abusive marriage, an even worse divorce and alot of personal turmoil. He has held me up through all of it. Without him I don't know if I could have turned it all around. Granted, he has had his troubles too. He has an underactive thyroid condition (hence the weight) and weighs 148 lbs., he has arthritis and early stages of hip displaysia, and he has TWO hind leg knee replacements, which FYI Pet Insurance does NOT cover! I had to get a second job just to make sure he could have his surgeries done (3 months apart) and convince the surgeon to give me a payment plan so he could do the surgeries up front. He has made a miraculous recovery (walks on an underwater treadmill for 30 mins twice a week) and you wouldn't even know he had them done except that it is more difficult to get the weight off now b/c he can't run around like he used to. Dozer has saved my life twice. One time I was choking on food and fell to the floor on my hands and knees, at first he was just licking my face until he realized I was in trouble and he got so scared that he jumped up on my back, yes all 150 lbs of him, and the jump dislodged the food from my throat. Coincidence-maybe, Life saver-definitely! The other time, was after my divorce, I was in the shower and came out to Dozer running back and forth in front of a window like a mad dog, foaming at the mouth, barking, growling, whining, etc. I saw glass on the floor, apparently someone broke a window and tried to come in, until they were surprised by the dog! You never know what COULD have happened, but didn't because of my baby! I live every day for Dozer and he for me. We are two peas in a pod and I love him so much! And now, since Xmas Eve 2009, Dozer has a new "foster" brother. A kitty cat (10 months old) named Tyler. He has feline leukemia so it makes him rather unadoptable, but it is NOT transmittable to dogs or humans, only other cats, so we decided to give him a home & some love. He is just like a little brother to Dozer, he is his SHADOW!!! But Dozer is SO good with him and now he has a little playmate when Mommy is at work! SADLY AND SUDDENLY ON JUNE 3, 2010 MY ANGEL, MY LOVE, MY BEST FRIEND AND MY WHOLE WORLD CAME TUMBLING DOWN ON ME WHEN DOZER PASSED AWAY. I AM COMPLETELY DEVASTATED, I MISS HIM TERRIBLY AND WILL LOVE HIM FOREVER & EVER...

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Nov 9, 2009 WeLoveKeira
Dozer's so handsome, i love his mix, many treats and belly rubs for you, love Keira the doberman!
Nov 9, 2009 wolfgirl66
Awwwwwwww! SWEET AND BEAUTIFUL DOZER SOUNDS LIKE A VERY SPECIAL DOG AND I HOPE YA'LL ENJOY LOTS OF FUN YEARS TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 9, 2009 wolfgirl66
Plus...all of these pictures are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 9, 2009 georgia04
Dozer is so sweet. He looks like a cuddlebug. :)
Nov 9, 2009 pandrews-4
He's a beautiful guy! Looks like he's enjoying a day at the park! Sounds like Dozer is a very special family member! hugs & kisses from Maisie & I!!!!!
Nov 9, 2009 scdoxielove
Gorgeous boy! Dozer you look like your saying, "Come on..let's play!"
Nov 9, 2009 shortyww22
wow Dozer you look and sound like one amazing dog....you sound like one of those once in a lifetime dogs too....amazing story and a very handsome guy...kisses n hugs for dozer....hope you have many more happy yrs with him too...come see my dogs n comment please
Nov 10, 2009 barb_blackman
I just love his puppy. Love his name,love his little eyes!!! You are very lucky, hope everyone is happy!!! Woof!
Nov 10, 2009 BentleysMommy
what a gentle giant :-) you both are lucky to have each other!
Nov 11, 2009 barb_blackman
Ok just so everyone knows MY own comment was not meant for Dozer but I don't know how it got on our page!!!! LOL :~D
Nov 11, 2009 Stasia
What a wonderful story and such a handsome dog!!!
Nov 13, 2009 AlanaDavis
he is absolutely gorgeous!! its so hard having to put your dogs through surgeries....im so sorry for everything you and your Dozer have been through. it seems like he wasnt an accident and was here on earth for a reason....your story is absolutely amazing!!! And Dozer is soo handsome....i love his breeds!!!!!
Nov 18, 2009 scdoxielove
Great photo of you, Dozer, & your niece!
Nov 18, 2009 i love my me me moe
he is sooo cute i love him
Nov 19, 2009 PepsiCola987
Dozer, you are so sweet! And, very cute! I love that big smile! So sweet! It sounds like you have a family that loves you, and I'm sure you love them back! Have a great life, Dozer!!~~ Please check out my dogs and leave a comment on them, thanks!
Dec 1, 2009 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 8th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Dec 11, 2009 deebo
Hi! I do like this picture! His face is funny and looks like he is itching for a belly rub! x
Dec 17, 2009 longislander
Awww I love those eyes. Love the pic on his back too - waiting for someone to come along and give hiim a good scratch :)
Dec 28, 2009 wardr0107
AWESOME DOGGIE
Jan 7, 2010 Pibblemom
OMG! I've got 2 beds like this for my big furkids- aren't they the best for big dogs? I love your Dozer and his kitty friend!
Jan 18, 2010 BAN ONE
Great story...great dog..a true hero!!
Feb 7, 2010 LePenguin
Wow! That's no dog; that's a kayak with fur. He certainly looks about as happy as a dog can be.
May 15, 2010 love_my_dog_101
That was an amazing story you have one incredible dog that dog is a hero and I love him for that a whole bunch of hugs and belly rubs for you dozer you deserve it.
Jun 8, 2010 love_my_dog_101
R.I.P Beautiful Dozer
Jul 25, 2010 LePenguin
Sorry to hear you lost your big furry bed warmer. All anyone really wants in this world is to be happy, and thanks to you I bet he was happy every single day of his life. He won't be forgotten.
Jul 30, 2010 pandrews-4
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You were so kind leaving comments on my Maisie. I truly know how you feel, it is "very" devastating & heart-rending to lose such a close family member. Looking at this pic shows what an awesome personality Dozer had. Most dogs would not abide having a cat adopted into their home but how loving of Dozer to accept the new addition. RIP sweet Dozer-their are tears on this end being shed too.
Sep 24, 2010 Debbie 57
Im so sorry about your loss.Dozer was a very handsome boy.His love will be with you forever.
Jan 12, 2011 merp202
Really Cute. I love pit bulls very much and i am sooooooo sorry about your loss
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