All in the Family


Boston Terrier

Spike is my sweet, sweet boy! He is a typical Boston Terrier who came to me in a very atypical way. My good friend found him wandering in a local park where he came bounding up to play. She tried to find his family but had no luck. Her boys fell in love so she got his shots and had the vet take some parts but he soon proved to be too much for her already doggy filled home. He would escape from her yard often and would walk down to the neighborhood AA meeting for Spanish speakers! NO KIDDING! She intended to turn him over to a BT rescue group but knew I had been searching for the perfect dog. Needless to say it was a match made in heaven. Spike is a true love bug and is always by my side. He has a funny personality and enjoys being the center of attention. When you meet Spike you love him. I have never heard so many different sounds from a dog, though. He slurps, snorts, glurps, gurgles, groans, moans, sighs, puffs, blows and when he is hot from playing sounds like a car muffler!! His snores shake the bed and his toots can make your eyes water. What he doesn't do is bark unless something is not right, like a new car parked on the side of the road where we take our daily walk or raccoons on the window sill. He loves, loves, loves his squeaky toys, stuffed animals and chew bones. I never had to tell him not to chew on something forbidden as he has always known what toys are his. He loves to go to the dog park and most of all he loves kids. Spike puts up with Levi very well and has stepped aside from being top dog to allow that for Levi. Having Levi has made me realize what an easy going little guy Spike really is. Levi has become the boss and Spike does not seem phased by this in any way only asserting his boundaries when the pestering has gone too far. He is so easy going that I need to offer him special Spike time or he gets left out completely! I have found that I need to assert the boundaries for him sometimes too which helps to keep me in charge as well over Levi. (Not an easy feat) Spike though is my velcro pup as he will follow me anywhere and never lets me out of his site. So much so that he can walk off leash in most circumstances. Spike was diagnosed with heart disease in October 2011 and lived with the assistance of meds until April 2012. Unfortunately the meds could only go so far and eventually I had to make the decision to stop his suffering. Levi and I miss him lots but know that he is happy in heaven.

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Comments (15)
Aug 20, 2008 xdogsandpuppiesx
What a cute name for a cute pup!
Aug 20, 2008 Shih tzu Owner
Sounds like he found the perfect home. He is a cutie! We have a Boston Terrier too. They have a personality like no other! Ours loves to play with all our other dogs but he also wants to be the center of attention and he is a bit of the alpha male so we gotta watch that. He grew up with cats but he doesn't like They are snugglers aren't they. Ours loves bedtime! And they do make the funniest noises...ours keeps me and my husband laughing all the time! I wish you the best of luck with Spike! I'm sure he will bring you many years of happiness!!!
Feb 5, 2009 wolfgirl66
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ADORABLE Spike SOUNDS LIKE A VERY WONDERFUL FOREVER FRIEND!!!!!!!! I hope thar darling Spike and sweet Levi have very long and super happy lives!!!!!!
Feb 5, 2009 txtbirdchic
He is super! I'm glad he found you. Bostons have the best personalities, and I've never seen one that didn't live to play, play, play.
Feb 5, 2009 ckendall
Spike you are one handsome dude sweetheart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 22, 2009 kbbrat1
if u were a person i would like marry u lol just kidding but i do love him he is so cute he reminds me of my cousins bt
Jun 12, 2009 xabismom65
WE love Spike too, so glad you and your friend rescued him. bostons need people to love them to feel whole.
Jun 17, 2009 aronel
I love Bostons. Wish I could give Spike and Levi some kisses. They are adorable!You are so fortunate to have these two to love. I wonder if they like to get under the covers like my Boston did.
Oct 5, 2009 Brindle_Bostons
SO CUTE! i have two bostons too.... they are such lovable dogs!
Oct 5, 2009 Brindle_Bostons
thats so true though... about the sounds that he makes... my older Boston (Brindy) will make a sound, almost like a growl, but more of a snort, when she is panting and has a ball in her mouth
Dec 1, 2009 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 6th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Dec 1, 2009 puplove13
awww! I love boston terriers! :D:D such a cute face! Happy Birthday! Please comment on my puppy, Alfie. He would really appreciate it! ;)
Jan 29, 2010 JenTurch
Sooo cute. What a life ;)
Dec 1, 2010 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 7th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Dec 1, 2011 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 8th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
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