Spike’s Pack: January 2009 Nominees

26 12 2008

It is that time again to introduce the nominees for Spike’s Pack for January 2009.  Voting will commence Sunday, December 28th at midnight and conclude Tuesday night/Wednesday morning at midnight, all times EST.  Congratulations to all those nominated, and good luck in the voting.

Nominee #1 – Smokey Hardenspikes-pack-smokey-harden

Smokey is a king.  He lives in Henry County, Ga.  He likes to wait until his dad comes home, because he knows they are walking to the mail box.  He loves to be outside.  When his mom comes home it’s time for dinner!  While mom and dad are at work he takes care of the house.  If he gets the opportunity to get in the bedroom, he will destroy all of the pillows, for they are the enemy.  He loves to go to the beach and anywhere else he can.  He is fully house-trained.  Mom and Dad gave him a bell by the door, so he can ring when he needs to go potty, or if he just wants to go outside to play.  Recently, I got to hang out with Smokey’s new baby brother, Biscuit, whose pictures can be seen here and here.

He loves doggie treats, and on the weekend he gets bacon and scrambled eggs for breakfast.

Nominee #2 – Jesse Scott (Trukindog)

spikes-pack-jesse-scottJesse is a Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix, and he lives with his dad in Mesa, AZ.  He has a long tail, but you can’t see it in this picture.  Jesse was adopted from the pound when he was just 6 months old, he had been surrendered there and abandoned.  When Jesse was found in the pound by his dad, the first thing he did was lay the side of his head in the palm of his dad’s hand and looked right into his eyes when he reached to pet Jesse.  His dad instantly fell in love with him and brought him home that day.
Jesse has lots of toys but his favorite is his tug rope, and he loves to go for walks and to the park.  He likes to chew on and play fetch with sticks, and he loves everybody he has met and all other animals, including cats.  Jesse loves to go for rides in his dad’s pickup truck, in the cab, not the bed.  Jesse has his own easy chair,  and it is his favorite place to nap.  His dad is not sure if Jesse is a bed hog, or if he justlikes sleeping snuggled up close to dad.  He has three canine cousins in the family, 1 boy & 2 girls that he loves to visit & play with.  Jesse weighed 25 pounds when he was brought home, and he is now 11 months old, weighs 65 pounds, and he still has a little growing to do.
Nominee #3 – Buddy & Granger Tylka
Buddy and Granger Tylka are the best boys a Mom could wish for.  They eat all of their breakfast, use the potty outdoors, play nicely together (even when they rough-house) and let their sister dress them up in Boas and Mardi Gras beads when it is tea time.   They like to hang out together all of the time, they are brothers, but brothers from different mothers!  Buddy is a rescue pup who is 11 years old and was adopted 8 years ago.  He is ½ husky and ½ golden is is a lovely fluffy golden sweetheart.  Granger is going to be 4 soon and he has been Buddy’s brother since he was 4 weeks old.  He’s a Georgia Brown Dog  – he’s brown and he’s from Georgia!  With great personalities, and lots of love they would like to join Spike’s Pack!
Nominee #4 – Cici Hecht

She is a 2 year old Dalmatian polka dottie pink bellied pit bull mix.  She was rescued from a bad situation in Las Vegas, NV when she was six months old.  She has one polka dot ear and muted polka dots all over her body and one black ear and loves to show off her belly.  She likes to use the couch in the picture to camouflage herself when playing hide-and seek.  She is the sweetest, friendliest dog on the planet and loves to practice tongue foo.  You’ve heard of drive by’s, Cici offers lick by’s to strangers and all who walk nearby (she has a foot fetish and also enjoys untying shoe laces)… She is available for foot washing and shoe cleaning/untying  services.  Cici is also available for tail wagging, sniffing out cats, chasing bikes, skateboards and motorcycles, and bug and lizard stalking.

Cici’s friend, Bruce wrote this poem for her:

Dog exists. Wherein lies the proof?
Inspired once again, this time by CiCi, the pink-bellied pit,
who consistently breaks local tail-wagging ordinances.
Yes God spelled backwards is Dog.
And we bow and say Wow!
God, many perceive to be in the heavens, but dog is on earth;
four legs on the ground. Yes, they say all dogs go to heaven,
however Dog is a bridge, between man’s instinctive nature, (the garden) and the mind, as Dog has adapted to please Man.
A wag of the tail, shining eyes, a playful gait and a grateful Soul,
all reminding us of a certain perfection. All of this encourages us not to take life too seriously, to be playful in the moment.

Nominee #5 – Oliver M.

spikes-pack-oliver-mOliver is a 7 month old Beaglier, a mix between a Beagle and a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, and his parents think he’s the cutest puppy ever!  His cute face and ears get him out of most trouble.  Oliver is almost done with housebreaking, and he is a very fast learner, but he can be awfully stubborn!  Oliver has 2 cat siblings – one is an older brother, Steve, and the other is a same-age sister, Maya.  Oliver plays with his brother and sister very well – just like a puppy – biting, chasing, rolling around!  Steve is a bit of a loner, but we can tell Oliver and Maya will be life long friends.  When Oliver was a 6 week old puppy he had a black face, head and ears with some white markings.  Within the first 2-3 months his entire head and ears turned blonde! His parents could not believe he was the same puppy!  He loves sneaking into the bathroom to grab some toilet paper to chew on, as well as chewing up moving boxes!  Most of his relaxing time is spent with us in bed at night or next to us on the futon in the office.  Oliver is very social, and he loves being around people – Just HATES being in his crate!

Again, congratulations to everyone for being nominated.  Don’t worry if your favorite pet does not win the January vote, because all nominees will be included in future votes as well, just like the Hall of Fame for my favorite sport to watch on TV with Mom, baseball.  Once nominated, potential packmates will not be forsaken, as I want to grow my pack to its full potential.

Feel free to spread the word about your choice (be creative by using forums, posting on web pages, and calling all of your friends and family) and vote as often as PollDaddy will let you.  Re-visit this same post after midnight on the 28th to kickstart the voting.  We will announce the winner January 1st.  Good luck to all of the nominees, their friends and family.

Get your vote on!



4 responses

27 12 2008
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27 12 2008

I vote for Jesse!


27 12 2008

Hang on! Voting starts in 2 hours. There will be a poll on the page to vote then.


28 12 2008

Okay, I figured it out! And I STILL voted for Jesse!


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