Buddy, Dec 18, 2001 – Feb 17, 2018, was our rescued American Eskimo (Eskie) dog. left us yesterday, Saturday peacefully and quietly. We will miss him terribly.
We got him in 2005 and they said he was about 4 years old then. He came to us with a big problems – he was psychologically abused by a man. Loud noises, sudden moves, Mailman, skate boards, FedX and UPS trucks totally “wiped him out”. We did get him past those traumatic conditions. It took me almost 5 years to get him to roll over and let me rub his tummy.
But he was totally devoted to us, and we to him. He loved to walk and romp, but hated water. Here are some photos of him. Enjoy! Left-Click any of these photos to see them enlarged.
A direct quote from Buddy,
I also have other toys that I like to play with. I love to play “Tug-Of-War” with my pull toys and am starting to like my “squeaky Ball”. But it sometimes makes a funny noise and I
don’t know what that noise is. I sometimes sleep on the bottom of the bed at nights. Its soooo cuddly. That way, if I need to go out at night, I have someone close by to let me out.
Buddy’s last photo.
Robin with Buddy’s Cousin Tasha
Cousin Sam and daughter Marnie. Sam was huge. Both he and Tasha were Samoyed.
Buddy loved Robin.
Buddy says, “My name is Buddy and I came to Robin and Bob on December 18, 2005. I am an American Eskimo (Eskie) and I am about 4 years old. I look like a Samoyed, but I’m not. I am from the family of Spitz. That makes me a Canis canis, and not Canis lupis, or so they say. “… No one knows exactly when and how the American Eskimo originated. However, the American Eskimo is one of the Spitz families of Nordic breeds, and is possibly related to the White German Spitz, Samoyed and White Keeshond. Evidence suggests that “White Spitz” dogs were first brought to the United States by German settlers.” (From http://www.dogbreedinfo.com) I weigh about 28 pounds and probably won’t get much bigger, unless I can find some bacon or peanut butter cookies! I love to romp in the snow and play with my blanket. (That’s my blanket in the picture)”
Young Buddy (2005)
Bath time. He was not happy! (2009)
His favorite past time.
Buddy at 4 years old (2005)
It took a long time to give him a tummy rub. (2006)
He thought he was a lap dog.
Protecting his toys (2005)
He came ……..
He saw ….
And then he was gone