June 24, 2011

White Dog and the rest of The White Dog Army want to humbly thank Arwen's Pack for passing on this wonderful Award. We are honored that Arwen, Nyxie, and their talented mom think us worthy of such recognition. Thank you.

The award comes with the requirement of sharing seven facts that may not be well known about the recipient. Since we live our lives on this page we would be hard pressed to reveal much that was shocking or hidden. But White Dog pointed out that YoYoMa has only shared our life and thus, this blog, for a short time, and as such should maybe be featured in a continuing introduction to Yet Another White Dog. So today we turn the blog over to YoYoMa to tell his story:

1. I am a momma's boy. During the day I shadow her everywhere she goes and at night I sleep at the foot of her bed. When there is something scary or unknown, she is the one I run to.

2. My first life was as a show and stud dog in Northern California until things went really wrong and I wound up an abused rescue pup waiting for The White Dog Army to find me and bring me home. Most of you know the incredible story of my journey to this forever home and all the amazing people who made my salvation possible.

3. My being blind does not prevent me from going on runs in the neighborhood with White Dog and Dad. In fact, I am a very good runner and keep up without a problem. When we go hiking, I like to pair up with Puff who lets me walk really close and lean against her so that she can guide my way...we do very well like this.

4. My brother, Quinn, is still unsure what to make of me. I made the mistake of trying to play boy games and scared him. Now we are rebuilding our trust of each...slowly. Because momma explained that my eagerness makes TOWD nervous, I have become very good at giving him extra space and "leaving him" when I am told to back off.

5. My two favorite toys are my blue piggy and my giant snake. They are Puff's favorites, too, and sometimes she steals them and takes them outside. We have an agreement though, she is eating Mr. Snakes eyes and I am working on the tail. At night I sleep with Piggy.

6. I love to roll and roach on the carpet, rocking back and forth with my legs flailing in the air like a puppy. But I do not like tummy rubs. My favorite scritching spot is behind my ears.

7. There is not a single food that I do not like...green beans... broccoli... watermelon... strawberries... mango... sweet potatoes... FISH!... and of course duck jerky...are just a few I tried and liked...oh, and cake, I LOVE cake!

Bonus Fact. My favorite time of day is when momma cups my face in her hands and sings my special song to me:
Yo Yo
Yo Yo Ma
Yo Yo
Yo Yo MA
Yo Yo you're mine
Yo Yo you're fine
All of the time!

Life in The White Dog Army is pretty darn good! I am so glad I am here. Thanks Arwen and Nyxie for the chance tell my story.


ra husky said...

Oh YoYo you are so beautiful!! Thank woo for sharing:) play bows,

RA & Isis

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Yo Yo you are very cute. Is there a way to make your eyes work again? Do you have skin over your eyes that doctors can take off? Andy and I adore the duck jerky y'all sent.
Sally Ann

Bailey Be Good! said...

Congratulations on your award!! You are most deserving!! :) :)

Woofs & weekend hugs,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Congratulations on your awsome award!
And thank you for speaking and telling things about you YO YO

rottrover said...

Thank you, Yo Yo Ma, for sharing more of your story with us. We're so glad you're finding your place in the Army!! Woo are so beautiful!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

24 Paws of Love said...

Thank you for sharing your story YoYoMa. I didn't know you were blind, what an awesome dog you are. And we are so glad that you were found by the White Dog Army. Isn't it great to find such a loving home?

Congratulations on your award. You all deserve it.

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh, I have tears in my eyes from your bonus item...your mom cupping your face and singing...that is just so touching and beautiful! You are a beautiful furbaby and we are so happy you wound up with the loving momma you have! Thanks for sharing and congrats on the deserving award.

Brian said...

You are truly very special YoYoMa and the WDA loves you so much, as we all do!

Sagira said...

Congrats on your cool award. :)

ForPetsSake said...

What a beautiful face! Thanks for sharing all this new boy's special attributes!

Mack said...

Awesome facts! And we are luvving that pic too!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Congrats on the award, WDA. And YoYoMa, you did a great job of sharing some facts about yourself. We love that you and Puff are so close and that you are working on building a good relationship with Quinn. Phantom says to tell you he doesn't always like to have his tummy rubbed either, just once in a while.

Happy Sunday.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Hansel said...

You are TOO adorable yoyo!! we love your story! Tell your mom that our mom is going to write her back this week- we've just been insane the last few days! or rather- she has.

Jacqueline said...

Oh, we LOVED this wonderful YoYoMa post=he is such a handsome sweetheart and we are so glad he found your loving, fabulous family to call his own; Sue, you and Steve are just awesome and all your babies are so lucky to have you guys...Have a fun week ahead, precious friends and we hope you all will be able to stop by for Sukki's Gotcha Day on Tuesday...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki