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Special Needs Doxie with GME & IVDD from Charlotte, NC pet profile submitted by Dori31

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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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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


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 I have to get up? 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.

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

April 1, 2022 9:14 am
by Brian from Parksville Vancouver Island, BC Proud owner of Dewy

Angel Otis!

A very special boy is being honored and remembered today as DOTD! You gave so much love in a short life, loved always and missed dearly. RIP sweet Otis

August 21, 2018 9:45 am
by Brian from Parksville Vancouver Island, BC Proud owner of Dewy

DOTD Furever!

Otis today is your special day and I'm sure your mom will take a few moments to remember the good times you both had together. Always in our hearts are the doxies that have crossed the bridge.

May 15, 2018 8:20 am
by Brian from Parksville Vancouver Island, BC Proud owner of Dewy

Loved Always!

Otis you were a special boy taken way too soon, but you left angel paw prints across your mom's heart! DOTD forever.

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.

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Admirers of Otis

The following have identified Otis as one of their favorites:
Stan Molly Schultz von Rathbone
Terra Webster Missy & Dudley Teddy Bear
Bjorn June Chandler Worsie
Joe Josie Valentina Caleb
Chip Hannah Heidi Beanie
Kosmo Danby & Payton Fritz Phoebe
Herbie Chewy, Cyndi, Macy and Koni Sidney Lola Jean
Killian Kaylie Bonnie and Hopi Bunny
Dewy Abbey Cory Jo Macy and Bailey
Ginger Tater Gidget Buddy & Alli
Greycie & Charlie Brown Jazz Trot Nixon Sophie Lugosi
Delaney Daisy Pippa

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