Posts Tagged: maltese

Happy 7th Birthday to Scruffy McDoglet!

Scruffy McDoglet, still spry at seven
Photo of Scruffy racing around the Green Belt taken on 11.03.10 by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N8.
Sun 11.07.10 – Happy 7th Birthday to the one of best the dogs ever, Scruffy McDoglet!

Cough Syrup Mustache: Scruffy McDoglet Update

Scruffy & his cough syrup mustache

Photo by Ms. Jen with a Nokia N97.

Mon 01.25.10 – Thanks to everyone who has inquired about Scruffy’s health. The good news is that he is on the mend. He is still coughing, but it has reduced in quantity and volume. Scruffy is still sleeping a lot and is a bit cranky (Sorry, Gracie!).
Today, he discovered that sleeping on his back made for less wheezing and coughing. And as he was sleeping on his back, I noticed his cough syrup mustache and needed to take a photo.
Sadly, Scruffy is still on quarantine from other dogs and when Magnus came over to visit today, Scruffy couldn’t go out and play.

The Puli and Belle

The Puli and Belle

Sun 02.08.09 – While walking at Huntington Beach’s Dog Beach this afternoon, we saw / met our first ever Hungarian Puli dog. The Puli in this above photo was defending its owner from Belle who was shaking sand off of herself. Cute and funny all at the same time.

Happy Birthday, Scruffy McDoglet!

Fri 11.07.08 – We celebrated Scruffy’s 5th birthday at Dog Beach this morning.
Today I am going to combine my photo and text of the day into one post rather than two.
So, Mr. Scruffy McDoglet was born five years ago today in North Carolina, whether to a reputable Maltese breeder or to a puppy farm- we don’t know, but he was the runt of the litter with a few “defects” that precludes him from being AKC. The truth of the matter is that is doesn’t matter because Scruffy McDoglet is the best.
Scruffy is so full of personality, gumption, and pure sheer bloody mindedness, it doesn’t matter that he has thin hair and too many skin spots. Who cares if he doesn’t match some ideal that the AKC has set for pure-bred Maltese, as he is perfect as he is. I can’t imagine him being smaller, more hairfull, and dumber.
Scruffy has truly been a joy and after growing up with lots of dogs, he is the first dog that I have truly grown attached to.
Happy Birthday to the best 12 lb bundle of squirmy, poopy, running, barking, sleeping joy!