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I am Duke, a big 7-8 year old yellow lover boy. My momma was a yellow Lab, but my papa must have been a big guy because I'm a bit (said with wry smile) larger than most Labs!
UPDATE 6/16/2016: Although it may not be obvious to everyone, my new photos are showing a trimmer me! My foster mom has been successful in helping me shed 15 lbs. so far. I'm still on a diet and my foster mom is hoping that I lose another 15 to 25 lbs. This past week, for the first time since I've been in foster care, I've been able to lift my leg to do my business! Foster mom was so proud of that moment because it means I'm getting leaner and healthier!
I am neutered, UTD on all immunizations, and my new thyroid medicine is helping me lose weight. My fur is also way softer than when I arrived at my foster folks’ home!
I am hoping to find a fur-ever home that is not too active but one that likes to take short (under a mile) walks 2 or 3 times a day, then lets me sleep a lot. Of course, it also has to be someone who likes BIG doggies. I have been around other dogs and never try to be the boss, though I am bigger than my 3 foster parents’ Labs! My human grandma had a Yorkie that was my boss before my owner had to move to Hawaii!
In my foster home, I let my 14 year old foster sister get her way. She barks a lot for attention, but I only bark if you say the word "WALK." Then I go get my leash in my mouth and bring it to you. Did I tell you how much I like walks! I walk great on a leash, but if I have to stop & pee, I cannot be budged. If I notice an interesting smell in the flowers, foster mom says "come on Duke," and I most often listen! I am such a nice guy and so agreeable!
At first I growled at mealtime when I thought my foster dog brother & sisters wanted to eat my food. So mom moved my bowl away from the others, and I never growl anymore. Mom also noticed how fast I eat my food, so I have a special "slow down" bowl. I'm still very fast at eating though.
I can't run very fast, which is a good thing since it allows my 70-year-old mom to catch me in the yard if I start to chase the outside kitties. Darn-it, she doesn't want me to chase kitties, so I guess my ideal home will have no kitties.
I am not a licker or kisser, and if you rub my belly, I just flap my tongue over my own mouth in enjoyment!
I have my own special dog bed for naps and nighttime. I never counter-surf or jump on furniture (or people). I sometimes play with my DOG-sister when she retrieves a stick or frisbee, but I’m not really a dog that is into playing much. I have been around kids before and was good. My fur-ever home kids should be over 10ish or be very familiar with big dogs. Are you looking for a big paw to rest on your foot, or a loving doggie to put his head on the couch where you lay to watch TV? That's me!
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