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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Doggie Spotlight on Teutul and a Holiday Swap Announcement

Welcome to this weeks edition of Dogs on Thursday!

Please give a big warm Welcome to the new members this week!

If anyone who was supposed to receive a treat bag from the Dogs Costume Parade did not receive their treat bag please email me.
I am pretty sure I got them all out last week but I still have that sinking feeling that I may have forgotten someone.

I want to announce the "Dogs Winter Holiday Ornament Swap."

It will run from Thursday November 22nd to December 27th
(This pretty button was made by Natalie, please take one.)
The rules are relaxed and easy:
Once you have received your swap doggie pals name(s)
*You are to make or purchase an ornament for the dog(s) whose name you have been given and also include a toy/treat.
*Since the holidays are stressful enough for some of us please keep this somewhat inexpensive but quite creative, festive and fun!
*Once you have your pals name and info you are to please contact your ornament swap dog via email/ snail mail to let them know who you are and to verify their information.
*You are to please mail package in plenty of time to be received before the pals preferred December holiday. (ie,Chanukkah, Yule, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwansza, etc...)

If you would like to participate in this swap or have any questions please email me or Natalie.
Also if participating in this swap please include the answers to this questionnaire and your name and webpage in the email and write Dogs On Thursday Holiday Swap in the subject box.

1.)How many dogs have you?
2.)What is/are your Dogs name?
3.)What Winter holiday you celebrate?
4.)Do you or your dog(s) have any allergies?
5.)What is your snail mail address?
6.)What is your Email address?
7.)What is/are your Dogs favorite treats/kind of toys?
8.)Anything else you would like to share about your dog(s) to help me make your gift more special.

Okay now on with this weeks Doggie Spotlight.

Meet Teutul!
He was 4 years old on October 25th
Nichole writes on Teutuls special Birthday page and on his Dogster page that he
was named "...after the Teutul family from the OCC boys of American Chopper fame, Tut came into our home & lives on Superbowl Sunday, 2004, the day the Patriots beat the Panthers!
You see, Teutul was originally a foster dog named Tigger. He stole our hearts and we obviously failed at our first ever attempt at fostering (which may be why we waited 3 years to give it a shot again!). Tigger was just not fitting at all and I had wanted to name him Brady, however Matt said he wasn't going to have a Tom Brady dog... so I said what about Mikey? Matt thought for a minute... then replied "only if he's Mikey Teutul." And, Teutul stuck. Tut for short.... though he prefers King Tut.
We believe Tut is a black and tan coonhound mix, but don't know for sure. He's one of those "southern mixes," lol He was found along with his brother (Tango - who my friend Tanya has, see the Dogster page) by a good Samaritan in TN on a dirt road. The man brought the pups home with him and they lived in his barn until they were adopted up to New England.
Tut has a tendency to make a "nest" in his crate with the stuffing from beds, pillows, etc. -- I think this may be in part due to living in a barn and perhaps nesting in the hay.
At first it was REALLY annoying because I'd buy him new beds & pillows and they'd be shredded in no time so he could have the stuffing to make his bed with. Now we give him blankets mostly and I switch his pillows/stuffing out as needed. Its kind of cute now, so long as he keeps his "nesting stuffing" IN the crate. The rule is - out of the crate and to the trash it goes, lol! He's very protective of his stuffing too and watches so you don't mess it up in his crate.
Tut has 2 siblings, Zeus and Lola." Also his Mommy fosters and gives lots of care and love to many unfortunate dogs so he often has new foster brother and sisters to play with too!

Thank you Teutul for sharing your story with us you are quite the handsome dog!

Since I have to leave early this morning for work I will have to wait until tonight to visit everyone's Dogs On Thursday Post!
Please visit each other today when you can and leave a friendly comment to say hello!


Mindy said...

I love that last photo, he looks like he's really checking out either you or the camera (or both).

Cindy said...

What a sweetie. Pretty boy, too.

Lapdog Creations said...

Thanks for hosting such a cool swap! And thanks for spotlighting my baby boy today! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited about the swap. What fun. And what a cutie -- thanks for the spotlight! I love learning dog stories.

Anonymous said...

Teutul is so cute! My dog digs a nest in her crate too!

Anonymous said...

I love reading about everyone's dogs. King Tut indeed - he is marvelous!

blissfulknitter AT gmail DOT com

Susan said...

I love that nickname - King Tut! And I'm excited to do the swap, too.

lora said...

I love the picture with the toys. The way his tongue is hanging out, it really looks like they overpowered him.

Unknown said...

Holiday swap sounds fun! King Tut is so squeezable :) p.s. I've got a gift for you, so come on by and pick it up!

Sonya said...

Sorry to have been absent, but I am back.

Cactusneedles said...

Great story! He's great!

Andree said...

what a great story. Tut travelled a long long way for happiness: and it was worth it!

Lapdog Creations said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments about my baby boy... both here & on my blog too! You guys are great!