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Otis

Special Needs Doxie with GME & IVDD from Charlotte, NC



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I'm Ready for My Close-Up Now!
Head shots make me look more "normal". (May 2009.)

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Otis


Favorite food:


Green beans

Favorite treat:


Frosty Paws

Favorite toy:


Chicky Poo, followed by T-Rex

Favorite spot to sleep:


On a big Papasan cushion

Archenemy:


Anyone's feet...he hates feet, but likes to lick toes!

Dori31 writes:


Rest in Peace, my sweet little baby Otis. I love you forever and ever! I had to say my final good-bye June 16, 2009. The most devastating day of my life. I hope I can keep his page here in his memory.

[Written before 6/16/09]: Otis was the absolute best gift ever given to me. Valentine's Day 2005, when he was 2 months old, and I was 6 months pregnant. When he was only 10 months old, he was diagnosed with GME, and shortly after that he developed IVDD, which I've been advised against having him operated on because anesthesia is such a huge risk for dogs with lesions on the brain.

I nearly lost him September 30, 2007 due to a heat stroke, but this little fella has a strong will to survive and wants to stay around to continue getting special love from his mommy. He has his special needs and his special place in my heart forever.

Otis turned 4 on December 15th. It has been close to four years now since his diagnosis. Dogs with GME don't typically live very long after diagnosis, and since the Prednisone and Cyclosporine seemed to be doing him more harm than good, I took him off medications (except for the occasional valium for seizures) and just continue to give him BIG doses of love instead.


I'm so Oti-licious!
I might not be "normal" but I'm still irresistably adorable! May 2008.


Mommy's Little Boy
The sign above our head: "The measure of love is to love without measure." How appropriate. My mommy does a lot to make me comfy, and I show her my appreciation by giving her unconditional love. December 2008.


I'm tired....do I have to get up?
Awww...man...she has that camera out again. Does this mean she wants me to look pretty? May 2009


Shhhh! Be Vewy Vewy Quiet...
I'm a huntin' wabbits...shhhh.... (May 2008)


Hey, don't laugh at the way I sleep!
I bet you look funny when you snore too! (This is me when I was still a baby. And my mommy even loved my overbite.) Wow, and this was back when my hind legs bent and worked properly, and I didn't run into things.


Me & My T-Rex
When I was about 3 months old. This was my first T-Rex. I'm on my 4th one now. Big brother Samson ate three of them already.


Irresistable!
How could anyone resist a cute little face like mine? April 2005, before I started showing any signs of my "condition." My back was still straight and I didn't have a head tilt. There's a baby in Mommy's belly...but I was here first!




Comments about Otis



June 8, 2017 10:57 am
by herbmeister from Tomball, TX Proud owner of June

Thinking of you


Thinking of special angel Otis today. Thanks to his Mom for visiting sweet June's page and the sweet thoughts. I am sure both she, Otis and Herbie are enjoying sunny days over the rainbow. Love never leaves once it touches the heart. I wanted to let you know the sad news that Sabrett has also crossed over the bridge. I know her mom is heart broken over loosing her. I think she was the oldest of the original DOTD group.

April 16, 2017 10:15 pm
by Dori31 from Charlotte, NC Proud owner of Otis

Angel Kisses


I feel your little angel kisses every day when I think about you, because not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Nearly 8 years have passed since that dark night when I had to say good-bye. I was only blessed to have you 4 and a half years, so you've been gone longer than your life here on earth. You didn't even get a chance to have a frosty face like Samson and Trooper. And now Kentley is developing some white in his face. You never got to meet Kentley. He was born about a month after I lost you. I wasn't going to allow myself to love another dog, was just going to get him out of a bad home and keep him until I found a good, safe place for him. But I just couldn't help myself. The three of them keep me busy, but I still have plenty of space in my heart for you, my sweet little baby Otis. Kisses!

January 25, 2017 7:39 pm
by herbmeister from Tomball, TX Proud owner of Herbie

Otis you are a precious angel,


Thanks to your mom for visiting my Herbie's page. It is true so many of the "originals" have passed on. Many a great friendship has been made through those years. I think of you often so I know that is a sign that you have met Herbie. Both are you are probably strong once more. We will see you again. Your mom sounds like such a loving and giving person.(Herbie's mom)

January 22, 2017 10:57 pm
by Dori31 from Charlotte, NC Proud owner of Otis

Still in my heart and always on my mind


Otis, I haven't left you a petal of love on your page in over two years, but you are forever in my heart, and always on my mind. I see your pictures every single day. They're in all the rooms in my house. My bedroom, the kitchen, the living room, the bathroom. It's so hard to believe it's been seven and a half years since you crossed to the other side, and you were only four and a half years old at the time. You made such an impact in our short time together. I love you and miss you so much, and I look forward to the moment when I get to see you again. I'm not ready yet, for I have my human son and my other three dox-sons to take care of first. Kisses and hugs, my sweet little baby Otis.

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