BUCKET

State: Maine
Age 7.5
DOB 4/21/12
Weight 63
sex Male
color  fawn
Neut yes
UTD yes
Docked tail yes
cropped ears no
children over 4 y
children under 4  No, no history
other dogs yes
cats Yes
separation anxiety no
leash trained unsure
house trained yes
obedience trained some
microchipped unknown
adoption fee:  Waived due to medical


11/22/19  Bucky has been here awhile and he is the sweetest dog. He has
had blood tests,etc. as well as a Son-a-gram.  It seems he has a a tumor
on his adrenal gland attached to a kidney.  Because of this he drinks a
lot, and when he goes out, he eliminates a lot.   So far there have been
absolutely no accidents in the house.  He crates very well, tho' not
needed, knows he has to work for his food, so sits and offers a paw, as
requested.

Whenever I have to leave to do an errand, Bucky seems to expect to ride
along.  Because I have other dogs, they all stay home.  I dare not show
too much favoritism

His appetite is good, and everything appears to work as it should,
except for the weight issue.  There is no medication that can help.  The
vet says that he can see no real hope for a recovery unless someone
wanted to spend money, for surgery, with no promise of a good result.

At this point, Bucky is considered a "Hospice" case.  In the past people
have adopted dogs in hospice and I'm hoping someone will adopt Bucky and
make him the center of their lives.  He needs a home where someone is at
home most of the time.  He still has some time left, and quality of life
is important.  Here he has to share the human with three other dogs.


11/14/19  Bucky is the sweetest boy going.  He is calm, very much laid
back, and I'm sure he would do well even with children even under 4
years of age.  He still hasn't gotten the hang of the dog door, but that
will come in time.  He will stand in front of you and stare if he wants
something.  He also will talk to you.  His "woo-woo" is cute.  We are
still awaiting the results of his tests that the vet did so that we can
get medication and get him gaining weight.  He crates willingly, but
doesn't need to be crated.  He will make someone a very good friend.


11/3/19 Bucket arrived around noon and was given the yard to explore before
going into the house.  He crates well, but would prefer to not be
crated.    After resting a bit, and my dogs doing the great "sniff", I
turned him out into the yard with my Peter and they got on well.  Phoebe
also went out but seemed to feel dwarfed.  A bit later all 3 boxers went
out and got on well.
He ate a good supper and is comfortable around my dogs, the cats and the
woodstove.   He has found the water supply, but doesn't seem to drink
excessively.  He does "go" excessively outside. Hopefully, he will soon
become comfortable with the dog door.