Likes: Food, attention, stuffed toys, and most of all running loose around the neighborhood.
Pet-Peeves: Not being able to get loose.
Favorite Toy: He used to hate squeaky toys, but eventually learned to love them. His favorite toy tended to be anything stuffed.
Favorite Food: Raw meat
Favorite Walk: Anywhere he could do lots of smelling, marking, and running.
Best Tricks: He knew at least 25. His best tricks were spinning and posing. His favorite trick to do is "which one?", where he has to guess which hand his treat is in. He tried to cheat by puting both paws on both hands.
Bio: Treader passed on August 16, 2016, from congestive heart failure.
Treader has had heart disease for several years. Within the past year it has progressed into congestive heart failure.
It began with a light cough that soon turned into a wet, unproductive cough. He began slowing down on walks, not wanting to walk as far. A time or two he even had to be carried home.
At the vet's office he had to be put on oxygen after being given an x-ray. The vet prohibited us from walking him out in the heat of day at all, and no farther than our driveway.
For the moment he's responding well to medication, and he seems happy, but the vet is clear that this is not a cure and will only prolong his quality of life.