Thumper. What a silly name! But we are told when he was a puppy, he would wag his tail and it would thump on the floor. After rescuing him, we tried several different names but Thumper was the one he answered to.
Thumper is 8 years old and a male Pomeranian. The second Pom in our family. The little piece of blue in the picture is yarn to help us tell them apart when they are running. Now, all you have to do is look at their back legs and see Thumper is the one with the long boy legs, and Crissy the one with the short girl legs.
Last year, my husband's sister was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She asked us to take her Pom dog Thumper so we drove from Ohio to Oklahoma to say good bye to the sister and pickup Thumper. Because she had been ill for sometime, his coat was matted and he had a flea allergy and he was bald in the rear end where he had been licking the itch. We immediately trimmed his coat and gave him Benadryl. When we got home, we took him immediately to our vet for treatment. Now 6 months later he has a beautiful coat and no fleas since we treat both dogs monthly.
Thumper loves to run with our other Pom, Crissy. They are on "border patrol" all day long. running in and out when they hear what we cannot hear. He has a funny habit of twirling in circles and does this backwards as well. Thumper and Crissy care for each other's eyes and ears, licking when needed to keep them clean. Because of their age difference, our vet didn't think they would bond. However, now I don't think one could do without the other. Thumper and Crissy have the same color coat. It was really a blessing when he was also a Pom, making them quite an adorable pair.
Thumper has big almond shaped eyes and his ears stick straight up, making him absolutely irresistible, whereas Crissy's ears are more to the side giving her a pretty girl look. People say they look like twins but they are as different as can be. Each has their own personal characteristics and, every once in a while, we have to take Crissy off on her own as she was our first and sometimes feels second. She likes to go for a ride alone with my husband making her feel again like the "only child".
By Sharon from Lima, OH
Editor's Note: Here is Sharon's earlier post on Crissy:
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