Pertinent Information - Adopted
5/8/06 - Rainbow Bridge 6/14/07
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Age & Sex: 1 - 1 1/2 yr. old Male
Weight: 62 lbs.
Other Dogs: Yes
Color: White, brown eye patch
Children: Under 5: Yes Over 5:
Professional Training Required: Yes
Location: Eastern Long Island, NY
Adoption Donation $300
Our sweet Dinky Do went to the
Rainbow Bridge yesterday about noon. He had a wonderful weekend at
the cottage last weekend. He started to act like he didn't feel wel Mon.
He slept a lot. Then by Wed. he perked up. He still had his great
comical personality. We played frisbie and then I sat down in the lawn
chair to read the paper. He just went stiff, let out one final breath
and his heart quit. It was very quick and painless. I was holding him in
my arms. It was the way I wanted him to go. He was very sweet and we
will miss him very much. He had a wonderful year with us.
6/13/07 - Just an update on our dashing Dinky Do. Unfortunately
my prediction that summer would be the end of his medical problems was
not to be. Our sweet boy had 2 episodes of passing out and 1 of bleeding
from his nose. He was referred to a specialist who scoped his nasal
cavities. Unfortunately, Dinky Do has chondrosarcoma in his right
nostril. It is a form of cancer that attacks the bone and cartilage. His
right nostril was completely blocked. After the procedure, he sneezed
out some of the cancerous polyps and is now able to breathe more easily.
Right now he is doing relatively well.
We have decided to keep him comfortable and let him run, play and have
fun. We could have discussed chemo or radiation, but I don't feel it
would give him that much. I would rather let him enjoy the time he has
left. He is going out to the cottage every weekend and playing with
Snuggles and his Sheltie buddy, Brooke. I wish it could be better news,
but right now he still has his great personality. I will keep you posted
on his condition.
5/4/07 - It is hard
to believe we have had Dinky Do for a whole year. He is such a funny
boy. Everyone seems drawn to him. He has those funny eyes (too small for
his head ). He is very tall and lanky and his head comes to a point. He
definitely has the world's greatest personality. He is very loving and
very expressive. He has had a very rough year medically' but hopefully
now he is back to his usual self. He didn't do well being boarded, but I
think we didn't have them feed him enough. We were so cautions after his
bloat that he wasn't getting enough to eat. I hope that is the case,
because our son has a new home in Florida and they want to keep it pet
free. Dinky and Snuggles got along great. They are thrilled with the
nice weather. They do very well outside and stay in the yard unless
someone comes by and wants to pet them. I don't let them out unless we
are with them. We don't use the invisible fence at least right now,
because it seems to scare them. A simple reminder to stay in the yard
works. We will be opening the cottage next weekend and they will have a
We are glad Dinky is feeling better and "the fast tongue" is back.
That's what our vet calls him, because he licks Snuggles all over.
Hopefully it will be a great summer with no medical issues. Dinky is
already assisting outside. Unfortunately today his help consisted of
chewing off the top of a tree I planted last fall that I had been
raising for 4 yrs. Hopefully it will survive. Mr. Dinky thought it was
great fun. He is sure a clown, but it's impossible to get too mad at
him. He just looks at
you with that funny face and you have to laugh.
2/28/07 - Dinky Do
has definitely kept things from getting boring around here. About 6 wks
ago we had some
dominance issues with Dinky. It seems he felt I was his mate. We had
spoiled both Dinky and Snuggles and Dinky with his dominant nature took
advantage of the situation. He decided he didn't was to walk with my
husband and when Arden tried to force him, he snapped at him. Thanks to
recommendations from Kim Whittle and Gary Berg, we have retrained both
dogs and ourselves. Mr. Dinky is much calmer and better behaved. No
repeat of his previous behavior. Both dogs got upper respiratory and ear
infections during that cold snap. They were both treated and seemed
fine. A couple of days after the vet recheck, Dinky was sick and in the
emergency room. He had a severe upper respiratory and sinus infection.
He is still receiving medication. We were unable to walk them when it
was so cold and
Dinky was sick. Just going out to the bathroom made his sinuses bleed.
He is much better now and I walked them today. He is back to playing
with his toys and playing with Snuggles. He is such a character. He has
this thing about licking Snuggles all over. She loves it. Our vet calls
him The Fast Tongue. We did have to board both dogs recently due to the
death of Arden's mother in
Our regular kennel was booked due to President's week, so I had to use a
kennel I had never used before. I was really worried because Dinky was
just getting over the sinus infection, but they took good care of them.
We are looking forward to warm weather. Dinky definitely doesn't like
the cold. We think it bothers his sinuses. In addition to the abnormal
digestive system, I think his respiratory system wasn't formed quite
normally either. That's ok. We love him anyway.
Dinky Do is doing very well now
that we have his digestive issues under control. He did well on our trip
to Florida. He loves to travel. We had to
watch him a little around young children as he could be a bit nippy.
I think part of the problem was that he was hungry and looking to me for
more food. He was on a limited diet post bloat surgery. His food intake
has now been increased and he is gaining weight and is much happier. He
is on a mixture of moist and dry Hill's ID dog food. He also takes a
metoclopramide tablet 1/2 hr before each meal. He eats twice a day. We
are glad he has recovered so well. He and Snuggles remain the best of
10/7/06 - Mr. Dinky Do has had a very eventful
summer and fall, some good and some not so good. First the good. Dinky
had a wonderful summer at the cottage. He fit right in and everyone
loves him. He , Snuggles and his Sheltie friend, Brooke had a great time
playing on the island. One day in August he had a little too much fun.
We were at the outlet mall and my friend was watching them. Dinky and
Brooke went in the woods and found a nest of ground bees. Ann gave him
benadryl and called us. I guess he was covered. The end result was a
trip to the emergency vet. The benadryl saved him from severe shock so
they gave him IV steroids and pain meds and sent him home. We will have
to shut the dogs in the house in Aug. when we leave, since that's when
the ground bees swarm. We had a church potluck here a couple of weekends
ago and everybody loved him, except one lady who is afraid of dogs. We
had to put Dinky and Snuggles in the garage and then everyone was going
out there to see them. Now for Dinky's big adventure. He got bloat this
last Saturday night and almost didn't make it. It occurred after dinner.
Thank goodness we were home and I knew what it was. We rushed him to the
emergency vet and he had surgery at 1: am Sunday. It was quite a scare
but he is recovering well. I picked him up Mon. am and took him to our
vet where he spent the day on more IV antibiotics. He came home last
night and had to go back today for removal of the IV. He is now on a
special diet of Hills i/d canned food and some dry food of the same
brand will be slowly added. He is also getting a pill like Prilosek
before each meal to aid in digestion .He will be going back next
Wed. for removal of the staples. We will be leaving on vacation for
Florida the next morning. My vet felt it would not be a problem unless
he has complications. Right now he looks really good. The girls at the
vet all loved him. I will update again in Dec. when we get back.
Hopefully all will remain calm. We have had enough excitement for a good
long time. Keep Dinky in your thoughts.
We now have the new and improved
Dashing Dinky Do. At the recommendation of our vet, Dr. Prussner,
Dinky had upper and lower eyelid surgery 2 wks ago. Because he was born
with congenitally small eyes, his eyelids turned inward and his lashes
were abrading his corneas. Over a period of years this could cause him
to loose his eyes so we felt it was necessary. His lower eyelids no
longer sag so he looks more attractive too. He was not thrilled with the
cone but managed pretty well despite his visual deficits. He is very
clever and managed to remove one of the stitches despite the cone. He
came up to the corner of a couch or chair and rubbed his face on it. No
harm done though. He got the stitches out yesterday and is doing great.
He is a very happy boy. He loves riding in the car and going to the
cottage. He and Snuggles continue to be very close. You couldn't
hope to find
a better pair. It's hard to believe we have only had him 3 mo. He is a
great guy and we love him very much.
We have had our beautiful Dinky Do
for 2 months now. He is a wonderful boy. He likes everyone
and everything. We have had guests for dinner and a small farewell party
for my brother and
sister-in-law. He was very friendly and a big hit. He is very active. He
goes quickly from one thing to the
next. My sister-in-law calls him "busy". He and Snuggles are great
buddies. She copies what he
does. Both dogs had a great time at the cottage this weekend to
celebrate the 4th. We had a lot of
friends out and he loved them all. He is also very taken with our
cottage neighbor's little
Sheltie. She has a soft soccer ball and he went down and stole it.
Brooke chased him and they played
ball. We call him World Cup Dinkey. Their other dog, an older Beagle is
jealous so we have to watch
him. Both Dinky and Snuggles usually only go down to their house when
one of us goes. Neither dog
seemed bothered by the fireworks. They have a big display on Sodus Bay
that you can watch from our
front porch. Diky appeared to see the fireworks but was much more
interested in barking at the
people around the island in boats that were watching the display. Mr.
Dinky Do functions very well
with his vision. Snuggles on the other had, who has normal vision, got
so excited when a friend
arrived that she accidentally walked off the side of the dock. The water
was only a couple of inches
deep but she couldn't figure out how to get back to shore. I had to go
in after her. The previous
Boxer we had didn't do well in water either. Dinky has waded a couple of
times but doesn't seem too
interested. We are very pleased with Dinky and love him very much. We
will keep you updated if he
joins the World Cup soccer team.
Mr. Dinky Do has been with us a month. He is an absolutely wonderful
dog. He and Snuggles became
immediate friends. They compliment each other because she is shy and he
is more outgoing. He took
his first trip to our cottage when he had been with us 5 days. He did
well on the boat ride (our
cottage is on an island in Sodus Bay). He immediately checked out all
the rooms in the cottage
including upstairs without any help. Our neighbor came down with her
dogs and he looked so sad we
decided to take him off the leash. He was very good. He and Snuggles
stay within the three houses at
our end of the island. You can tell his vision isn't normal but he
functions fine indoors and out.
He comes when you call him, except when our cottage neighbor's Sheltie
is outside. He loves her but
is calming down about spending every waking moment with her. She likes
him but is a little
uncertain since she is about 8 lbs. The dogs play outside at the cottage
and then come home when they get
tired. Dinky even participated in a college graduation party for our
neighbor's son. Dink was the
only sober one there. He loves his walks with Arden and Snuggles in the
morning. We are able to
take both dogs out to the bathroom without using leashes as long as we
stay with them. We haven't
been able to use the invisible fence yet. Arden is putting in a drainage
system in the yard and the
gravel truck broke the wire. We will have to wait until this project is
complete. Dinky is a super
dog and everyone that meets him is shocked that we have had him such a
short time. He acts like he
has been with us forever.
We drove to Long Island last
Sunday to pick up Dinky Do. He is beautiful. It was love at first
sight. Snuggles liked him immediately and the rode home side by side.
Dinky came into our house on a
leash and immediately went from room to room. Within 5 min. he was
running around free. He does
have some visual limitations but is abe to function totally
independently in our home. He sees
people walking by outside and objects around the house. He appears to
have some spots of low vision but
in discussing the situation with my vet and Gary we decided not to put
him through cataract
surgery now. He has a great quality of life and his sight is functional
for his needs. We will watch to
make sure things don't change. Our vet was totally taken by him. He felt
he was a wonderful dog.
He felt he had been born with the small eyes and low vision and had
learned to compensate. He spent
1/2 hr with him to examine him and start his lyme shots and another 1/2
hour on the phone with me
later regarding the decision not to do surgery. Dinky has been
responding well to basic obedience
training. Initially, he tried to pull off his collar when you tried to
walk him. We put on a choke
collar and hardly had to use it. Just a gentle tug accompanied by heel
does it. He needs constant
reminders but he is just an energetic teenager. Arden walks Dinky and
Snuggles about 2 1/2 miles
almost every day. He is a truly wonderer boy and we are fortunate to
have him. We would like to
thank Deb and her sons for taking such wonderful care of him and keeping
him an extra month while
we were on vacation. We felt it would be too confusing to him to go
along right after being
adopted. I got some cute picture of Dinky and Snuggles side by side on
the couch. I'll have Arden try to
send them in to add to their updates. We will be opening our cottage
this weekend so more
excitement. I also forgot to mention Dinky likes the cat, Squirt and has
been fine with the birds.
5/8/06 - DinkyDo has
been adopted. His new family took Dinky to the vet
today and his opinion as well as the family's is that they feel he has
enough sight and do not want to put him thru the surgery at this point
in time. We wish them many years together.
4/29/06 - Hello
everyone, I am sorry this has been so long in the coming. I know people
love to follow our babies on their journeys after having been found by
BAR. DinkyDo is going to be adopted, we are just waiting for his Forever
Family to arrive home from their vacation. The beginning of May DinkyDo
will be meeting his new Forever Mom, Dad and sister. His Mom sent us
pictures of his sister and I have been showing them to him and filling
him in on who she is. DinkyDo is a lucky boy indeed. Everyone is excited
to begin their Forever life together.
DinkyDo had his retina procedure done last week. He was a trooper.
Thankfully, his retinas have been stimulated by light so it makes him a
good candidate to go the next step. The Specialist that he saw here
feels that removal of the cataracts in both his eyes will allow him to
gain more sight than he currently has. BAR is in the process right
now of trying to find a specialist that will be hopefully, near Dinky's
new family so they can be with him when it is performed. Let's keep
those good thoughts and prayers that all is successful.
We are going to miss this beautiful boy when he goes, but, my heart will
always smile when I hear D I N K Y D O !!! He has been that much of a
pleasure to have! Just remember for those of you looking...the one
that is truly meant to be yours.....is somewhere here, maybe even
waiting yet, to be found by The Angels. Keep looking and get your
application in. Thanx for peeking at DinkyDo aka Cornball :o)
DinkyDo is being adopted by one of our families
who adopted another Boxer from us and now wants a companion for her.
He is one lucky boy!!
3/26/06 - Well,
folks, DinkyDo continues to do VERY well at Mama Lady's Boxer Retreat. I
am thinking tho', that he thinks he is ours, he has become so
comfortable here. He truly is a sweet soul. NO problems whatsoever with
this big lug. Well, unless you consider drool when he gets excited as a
problem...we don't, we just duck :o)
DinkyDo went to the Eye Specialist on Tues. 3/21. Dr. Sapienza said that
Dinky has cataracts on both eyes. He also said that Dinky's eyes grew
too small at birth. That is why his eyelids are the shape that they are.
They are "rolling in" as there is not enough eye to support the lids.
Dr. Sapienza wants to do another test to see if Dinky's retinas are
healthy. If the retinas are healthy than surgery to remove his cataracts
can be performed. If Dinky has had the cataracts since birth then the
likelihood that his retinas were never stimulated by light is pretty
strong. If his retinas were never stimulated by light, then cataract
surgery won't do him any good. So cross all those fingers and paws and
say a prayer for Mr. Dinky, he certainly is a soul that deserves nothing
but good things.
Even with all of this going on in his life, Dinky's nub wagging and
outpouring of love toward us never ends. He is the happiest guy I have
ever encountered. He loves to play, play play but he likes to
cuddle with you even more! And, as I said in other updates, honestly,
DinkyDo doesn't even know he has a handicap. He gets around here as if
he has all of his sight. Even taking the stairs down into the basement
without any problems.
So keep the prayers coming for a good outcome with the next test. And
get those applications in! I would hate to see someone miss out on the
best companion there ever was created! And that DEFINITELY would be Mr.
3/17/06 - Hey
Everyone, sorry it has been a few days since our last update, I got my
computer service switched and I have been trying to get that all squared
away. DinkyDo is doing VERY wonderful here at Mama Lady's Boxer
Retreat. He is definitely one of the easiest Foster babies that has come
to stay with us. Honestly, there are no issues with this
boy. He is a charm. He gets along with EVERYONE! All he wants to do is
play....with you!I have left him loose in the house while I went to
work, alone for 7 hours, and not a thing out of place! Dinky listens
very well and only seems to want to please his humans. And, really, I
cannot say enough...........WHAT A GOOFBALL! You cannot help but smile
and laugh when he looks at you! What a face!! He was certainly smiled
upon when he was created, you can't help but melt with pure pleasure
looking at that cornball face of his. His expressions sometimes, could
certainly melt a "face of stone".
Dinky has certainly come out of his "shell", he just wants to get near
EVERYONE and be loved by them. Maybe a bit much, at times (he really is
a love-bug and just wants to get some lovin' back from any human) but,
he listens very well when told "ous", go lay down. He knows when I
point my finger and say "ous", I want him to go lay down and he does!
DinkyDo needs a lil' extra TLC when it comes time for feeding, his food
must be watered down and made mushy. He seems to choke on it otherwise.
And, for now...and it has gotten much better since his first 2 weeks
with us....at times, he needs you to be in the room with him when he is
eating, to be sure that he eats it all. His appetite is getting better,
but because it was really so poor in the beginning, I have sat with him
while he eats. He seems to eat more when he knows that you are there
with him. Even this has changed a lot, as he is eating by himself more &
It is so hard to express in words what a wonderful baby DinkyDo
is......it is really something that must be experienced. Get your
applications in because this is one baby, that should not be passed on.
Love & only love is what he is offering! Thanx for peeking at
Dinky....he looks forward to the day he meets his Forever Family!
DinkyDo continues to amaze
me with the beautiful personality that he has. He is one of the
easiest Foster's I have ever had in my house. He is very
unassuming (probably due to his age) but he has
no "beef" with ANYONE. He just wants to be loved and he wants to know
where you are always. He
"searches" the house until he knows where everyone is.I admire his "abilities" and the fact that he is
really.....unaware...that he has a disability.
There is obviously, something wrong with his sight/seeing ability. We
are not sure just what it is
at this point. DinkyDo has an appointment on the 21st of March with a
Ophthalmology specialist. It
is quite obvious that he cannot see "straight on" but, I am here to tell
you !! This boy has found
the ability with his other senses, to make up for this lil' loss.
And, really....there is no
loss, for Dinky. He gets along just like a regular seeing dog. You just
have to allow for his
inabilities in his sight. He doesn't seem to see straight on, so you
have to approach him, softly, from
the side. And, since it seems that he was abused in his former life,
when you approach him from the
side, he needs to know that it is only with love.
Reassurance to this lil' boy has been a key factor. He has become a very
different boy from when
he first came here. DinkyDo now knows, only love is in his days.
Dinky Do is SO good with other dog/fur-friends, he just kinda hangs out,
waiting to see what my
other dogs are doing. He LOVES to play, but he really would rather play
with me, he doesn't engage
with the other dogs......yet. I believe DinkyDo never had the
opportunity before.I just have to say again....what a absolute love this boy
is....even with all he experienced in
his former life! One could not ask for a sweeter boy!And smart too, he obviously was worked with before in his life. He knows
SO many commands and he
is obedient. But, he also learned my command for "out of the room" when
I am cooking dinner or we
are eating, in the first week that he was with us. That alone, tells me
what a smart lil' man he
You will never find a sweeter boy than DinkyDo, even with the
"disabilities" that he was given in
this life.......you would NEVER know the difference!
Hopefully, your application is already in, as, this Lil' sweetheart has
already been asked about
Thank you for peeking at this Lil' love bug!
DinkyDo is doing
wonderfully here. Dinky knows A LOT of commands and he shows me
more of them each day. Dinky has had no accidents in the house and he
hasn't attempted to go thru any garbage cans. He does stick his nose up
to the table or counter when he smells something yummy, but he has never
attempted to jump up and investigate.
DinkyDo lets you know when he has to go outside to do his business. He
sleeps all thru the night. You don't even know that he is there at
Dinky likes to play!! And he is so funny when he wants you to play with
him. He bows his front feet, snorts a few times and starts to "whoo whoo
whoo" at you. When you ask him if he wants to tell you something, he
dances sideways, snorts some more and starts to whoo whoo at you again.
It is SOOOOOO adorable!
Dinky got a good report from his Vet check. His cough has also cleared
up very nicely. The redness in his eyes has subsided quite a bit.
Dinky does seem to have something "not right" with his eyes. BAR is
currently working on him seeing a specialist to find out just what it
may be. We will keep everyone posted as we find out.
This is a love bug and a very good companion who is funny, obedient,
loving and VERY easy to love. Even after all that he went through before
he came to BAR, he is full of love and devotion. Don't miss out on
finding this baby devoting his love to you and your family. Get your
application in...Dinky's waiting for his Forever Family!
Dinky Do continues to do well here at Mama Lady's. He is a very friendly
dog to all humans and dogs also. His fear of men seems to have abated
some, he is actually walking forward to meet men whereas before he was
backing away from them, trembling.
Dinky Do knows quite a few commands. He knows sit, lie down, heel. We
are working on come and also with the heel. His ability to stay in the
command needs work. He will do fine, as he is eager to please. Dinky has
little trouble settling when he goes in the crate, was at first whining
and then escalating into barking Now, I can tell him NO DINKY and he
stops. I then tell him to lay down and he does. He doesn't really care for the crate at first, but I
do throw a kong with peanut butter & treats in it and he settles down
quickly. Overall, he is a nice boy. I would recommend that he have
obedience training to help him learn his commands completely. He needs
someone that will lead him. Dinky is hysterical when he plays and he
LOVES to play with toys. He shares very well with his humans and it is a
panic to watch him play. He does this thing with his leash, wrestling
with it, while it is on him!! Too funny to watch! Dinky Do went for his Vet check-up today and we are just waiting on some
results to come in.
Keep peeking on this boy as he is a real looker!
- Please welcome our newest Foster Dinky Do. He is a very nervous boy,
understandably so, the shelter he was in was filled to capacity and the
volume was deafening at times. Dinky Do is eating o.k., he needs much
more weight on his big frame, Dinky is a tall boxer. Nice looking. There
is some concern with his eyes but next week he will be visiting the Vet
to have a once over. He has met and seen repeatedly both of my dogs, no
issues whatsoever. I am keeping everyone very separated as I believe Mr.
Dinky is in the beginning stages of kennel cough. A lot of coughing
and gook coming up. Dinky is also on eye ointment for a discharge
in both eyes. He needs some rest, he needs some encouragement and
tenderness shown and a lot of food and a whole lotta lovin'! Dinky will
get all he needs now. We will let you know how things go with this fella.