Hi there ! I'm Casper D Dog. I am a miniature American Eskimo Dog or Eskie for short. Welcome to my website! I am a fun loving little doggie. Read all about my adventures in my regular blog posts plus I have lots of pictures/videos to show you. You can also check out shirts and gift items from my shop or help us with our fundraising to help out other doggies.
Casper N Caboodle

Casper N Caboodle
Love dogs? Then you will love our stuff. Check out dog breed themed shirts, mugs, magnets, stickers, license plate frames, and other gift items from my shop.

Here are some designs from CasperNCaboodle. Click on each image on the left to go see the products available for each design.
American Eskimo Dog Wall Calendars
American Eskimo Dog Wall Calendar
American Eskimo Dog Wall Calendars featuring 12 full color pages of your favorite American Eskimo Dog. Perfect for any Eskie lover.
American Eskimo Dog Wall Calendar
Each month features an Eskie picture with colorful borders to make each month more special. Makes a great gift item!

American Eskimo Dog Wall Calendar
American Eskimo dogs love to have fun. Each calendar month features a different Eskie adventure!

American Eskimo Dog Keepsake Doll
American Eskimo Dog Keepsake Doll
Get your very own American Eskimo Dog Doll! Stuffed with real Eskie fur! Makes a great keepsake of your beloved furchild. A unique and personal collectible for any Eskie lover.

The following causes are very important to me so we have set up these fundraisers to help out my fellow doggies. These designs are available on shirts and other gift items and all commissions earned go to each cause.

Find A Cure For IMHAI was diagnosed with Evans Syndrome in 2006. It is a combination of IMHA/AIHA (Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia/Auto-Immune Hemolytic Anemia) and IMT/ITP (Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia/Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura). I was hospitalized for over a week and received numerous blood transfusions and a cocktail of immunosuppressants to save my life. I was weaned off the medications due to complications such as Cushings Disease but after a few months off the drugs, I relapsed again so I am currently back on medication. I continue to fight this disease everyday. There is no cure for this disease so please help support the fight for a cure. Meisha's Hope Fund and Morris Animal Foundation has teamed up to find a cure for IMHA with Autoimmune/Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia Fund #338. Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia is a serious blood disorder and scientists estimate over 50% of dogs diagnosed with it will die from the condition. Affected dogs show signs of weakness, lethargy, exercise intolerance and anorexia. This deadly blood disorder occurs when something triggers the dog's body to attack its own red blood cells. Despite aggressive immunosuppressive therapy, this disease has a very high mortality rate. Many dogs die shortly after diagnosis, so an effective early treatment is critical. All commissions earned from this design will go to the Meisha's Hope AIHA/IMHA Fund #338 at Morris Animal Foundation.

American Eskimo Dog RescueEveryday, people are working together to rescue Eskies and to help them find their forever homes. Show your support for these wonderful people and organizations. All commissions earned from this cartoon American Eskimo dog design will go to Eskie Rescue.

Opt To AdoptMommie adopted me in 2005 and she always says it is the best thing ever. Loving dogs are waiting in shelters around the country to be adopted. Opt to adopt and make a loving forever home for these poor dogs. All commissions earned from this design will go to local animal shelters.

Here are some links that you may find interesting.

American Eskimo Dog Information

Check out information on American Eskimo Dogs. Learn all about our sizes, appearance, temperament, grooming needs and more.

Thinking Of Getting A Dog

Taking care of a dog is a BIG responsibility. Dogs are totally dependent on their masters their entire lives so there are a lot of things to consider. Here are some things to think about before getting a dog.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

A Night Without Mommie

Well it has finally happened. Mommie sent me away. For a couple of days that is. Since I got sick, she has always been worried that if there is an emergency, no one will be there to take care of me. So she has been looking for petsitters who can board me as a plan B. I can't be vaccinated so I cannot go to a doggy hotel or doggy camp and that makes our options pretty limited. She's been looking for years with no luck. We met up with some sitters who board just one dog at a time at their home but I did not like them. So I would just sit by their front door or backyard door to let Mommie know that there was no way she was leaving me with them. One lady asked for my picture and never contacted us again. And when Mommie checked her website, my picture was posted as a special needs dog as if she already took care of me. Evil!

There is this one family who I liked. We found them way back in 2008. There is Fred, Donna and their son Tony. I immediately felt at home with them and their home. I curiously sniffed and investigated the yard and their whole house. I also sniffed them and I sensed they would take good care of me. But since they only board one doggie at a time, their calendar fills up pretty quickly. I guess that means we will also have to find a plan C. Anyway, a year after meeting them, Mommie left me with them for a couple of hours to see how I would do. I was fine and just mainly hung out by Fred's feet while he worked on his computer.

The next step was to try an overnight stay. On Friday night, she packed up my bag with all my essentials and gave me a long talk about my being a big boy and so I should not be afraid to be on my own and that I should not feel abandoned coz she is definitely coming back for me. Saturday morning, we all got into the car and drove over. I sniffed around and remembered them immediately and made myself at home. I even jumped up at Tony coz he was making sandwiches. Alas! He said he could not give me any. They all chatted for a while discussing my care and Mommie gave me a big hug goodbye. Then we all walked outside so I could try walking on a leash with Donna. All was good and I did not even look back at Mommie and Daddy as Donna walked me back into the backyard.

Almost immediately after Mommie and Daddy left, we got into Donna's car to drive Tony to work. When we got back, Fred came home. I greeted him with a wiggly hello and spent the afternoon supervising him as he fixed some computers. It was a busy afternoon for me. I also supervised Donna as she worked on some paperwork and did chores around the house and out back. It was nice having a yard with all that grass to pee and poop in. I wish we had a yard. That night, I was all poofed out from the day's activities. I went to the foot of the bed and did not move an inch until it was time for breakfast. I got lots of belly rubs and ear scratches from Tony when he got up. And we again drove him to work and picked him up in the evening.

Meanwhile, Mommie and Daddy had a hard time finding an activity they could do that did not include me. They are so used to planning outings with me in mind. And they also wanted to stay within driving distance of the sitter so they could return right away if there was a problem. Eventually they just drove around on Saturday not wanting to go home coz I would not be there. They were pretty bummed when they opened the front door and I was not there to greet them. Good thing Donna kept them updated with how I was doing with emails otherwise I don't think Mommie would survive. Teehee! The next day they went out with some friends before picking me up. When they finally came to pick me up, Mommie was all excited to see me. I was a bit aloof and just sniffed her a bit before returning to Fred in the kitchen. As Donna filled Mommie in our activities and how happy they were with me, I just sat across the room looking at Mommie. She waved to me but I did not come. Even though I had all sorts of fun with Donna and her family, I was not letting Mommie off that easily. Eventually she got the hint and apologized for leaving me. As soon as I heard that I went into her arms and cuddled. She gave me belly rubs and put me on her lap and I licked her hand like I always do. All is forgiven Momma. Teehee! Just don't ever leave me again.


Blogger White Dog Blog said...

What a big adventure! I was only away from momma 3 times in my life: when I got spayed; when Uncle Gordon watched me for 4 days (and we had lots of fun but still I was just a baby) when dad and momma went to Mexico; and when momma was in the hospital...I prefer to be taken with all of the time. You were VERY brave! But the people sound nice.

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that your mommie and daddy have found each other, this isn't really an option, but when my mommie goes away to conferences and even last summer when she went to Sweden for over two weeks, one of her most responsible students comes and lives with me in our house. She takes me on *three* walks a day and loves on me lots. I miss mommie of course but I get to stay in my own house and sleep in my own beds (I have four!) But it sounds like you've found a really great option AND as though your mommie and daddy suffered more than you did!


8:30 PM  
Blogger Prints the Cat said...

Oh Casper, how horrible your Mommie and Daddy made you stay at another house! I would not like that one bit. But it does sound like you had a good time and didn't miss them too much, so all is well I guess. Good job!

Your poor Mommie and Daddy missing you so much. A home is not a home without a furry in it. It is way too quiet without us in it.

9:18 AM  

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