Hi! I'm Dana! DanaBob is a nickname that it seems like everybody uses... my Dad started it with DanaBob Shortpants a loooong time ago... and lucky me, even my administrator at work calls me it occasionally!
I have an 8 year old Cocker named Maddie, who is my heart dog!
I've had her since she was 8wks old, and we are attached at the hip. We are so in sync sometimes its scary! She goes just about everywhere with me.
When she was about four she was attacked by another dog (very tramatic for me to talk about sometimes still) and she is blind in her right eye, but it doesn't faze her!!! This year we have been battling allergies & skin infections, but she's on the mend and has an app with the dermatologist in Nov.
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I'm a lead preschool teacher, and I love my job! Each new school year is adding more kids to the 'family', and getting them ready for kindergarten. I also like to encourage a love (and respect) for animals in the classroom, we have lots of animal visitors!
I live in Northeast OH, a little ways west of Cleveland & and I am dog crazy! I sometimes foster for Cherished Cockers, volunteer at the local APL, and (more recently) have been asked to help volunteer at the local pound. We love going to pet-related events like expos, "Woofstock" and the Doggie Doo. We also love to go for walks, and hike in the woods, and sometimes go camping.
I have two roommates (who are twins and my cousins) and they each have a cocker. Kayla has Tucker, and Amanda has Mia... but of course I spoil them all equally!
and claim them as my own... when they are behaving LOL Early this year Tucker woke up paralyzed, and it turns out he has IVDD. A couple months later Mia had to have surgery on her luxating patella but they're both doing great!
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Between us, we also have 4 ferrets. They are so fun! They all get along with all of the dogs... Maddie loves to play with Izzy and Murtagh!
Murtagh is my latest addition, he's a show ferret, a retired breeder from SHD. His show name is SHD's Murtagh Ale. I took him to a show last month and he placed 9th, and got a ribbon, it was A LOT of fun!! He is the best cuddler! I call him Puppy beacuse he's like a fat puppy. He's huge! Izzy is a dark eyed white, and she's deaf, loves to play in water and get into trouble. Annie is a dark sable, she's a fast, fiesty little sucker, very playful. And Peyton's a champagne mutt (that means her markings are mixed) and she's mellow... for a girl LOL
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I tend to lurk more than I post, but I'm trying to break that habbit
I originally joined Zims when Maddie was 3 or 4 I think... so its been a while!