Prince Nibbler Nanook Curley
aka "Eater of Dirt"
Born: May 24, 2009
We'd been thinking about
adopting a puppy for some time, but when the Dane County Humane Society
had an influx
of dogs from a bad shelter in Richland County, we decided to take
the plunge. Well, DCHS didn't work out, so the WGH went to PetFinder.com and found
little guy near Oxford, WI. We picked him up on a Saturday.
Appropriately, he was eating dirt when we arrived. He fits
right in in our messy house.
Our first stop before going home was to PetSmart (PS). Mercifully the
staff at PS are adept at dealing with people who walk in with a dog and
say, "We just adopted him today; now what do we need?" We spent about
an hour and $175 at PS, but we came home with a crate with padding,
food dish and food, collar, harness, leash, treats, etc. The whole
starter kit. He has a cute bone-shaped tag with the "Motion
W" Badgers logo on it that includes his name and phone number.
Prince Nibbler slept a lot at first. He spent virtually all of the first full
day home with us sleeping on Brian's belly. He went for a couple of
walks, and in the evening we bathed him. We discovered that even though
Nibbler has a high tolerance for a lot of things, like taking his
medicine and being fitted for his harness, bathing him is a two-person
operation. He smelled so much better after his bath; his fur was even
whiter; and he felt like a big, soft, fluffy cottonball.
We had virtually no experience
with dogs, so we went with Nibbler to Puppy Training at PS. He's a good dog, and now
he's a well-trained dog, too.
Nibbler growls at the cats, and they hiss back. He terrorizes them a little with his barking, but no
real fighting. He and Gleep play together a lot, and she taught him
jump the baby gate we used to keep him in his bedroom. Then we
had to use two baby gates. Now he's just fine without being locked in a room all day.
Nicknames: Fuzzy Butt, Sir Nibs, Goofus, White
Shadow, Mama's Shadow, Ceiling Dog, Pizza Butt, Smurf; Sweet Pea,
Ridonkulous, Ivory, Nibbler Na-Nut; Marshmallow.
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