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12-23-2005, 12:07 PM
Handsome Bandit turns 9 today!
Bandit has been here for over four years. Back when he arrived, there were only five other dogs around! Bandit had a number of homes before he arrived here, none of them very nice! The last one was a former neighbor who was just nasty--to everyone and everything, including Bandit. He kept Bandit chained to a tree. Bandit, being a husky, is an expert escape artist and learned how to set himself free fairly often. He often showed up at our place when he was out exploring. One day in June 2001, I just decided not to take him back. His "owner" knew where he was and if he cared, he could come looking for him. He never did. A few weeks later, the family moved and I found a bag of leashes and Bandit's AKC papers hanging on the door. The woman called once to ask about him, but hung up when I told her I'd had him neutered!

Bandit isn't much of a sled dog. In fact he has retired himself this winter. It's really the only sign of age he is showing! He used to like to come along for the run, but he never actually did any work. Now he prefers to stay home when the team leaves. He still loves to go for walks and loves to run on the Springer on my bike.

Bandit enjoys a good bone and the area around his doghouse looks like a moose graveyard. He collects all the bones he can and leaves them all around his house!

Bandit isn't really part of the pack structure. His early lack of socialization with other dogs has left him with some social skill problems. When we first got him, there were a few nasty fights. Bandit likes to talk, but he can't back it up! Now he's learned how much trash talk he can get away and the other dogs have learned to ignore him! Much more peaceful!

He thinks this chair is his personal doggy bed. I got a talking to a few days ago when I left some stuff in HIS chair. It was quickly removed so he could nap in comfort!

Happy Birthday Bandit! I am glad of you.

12-23-2005, 12:13 PM
Happy Birthday Bandit!
I bet your so glad that you ran away to wonderful Glaciers house. You couldn't of picked a better place!

12-23-2005, 12:23 PM
Happy Birthday Bandit!!! You sound like quite a character :D

12-23-2005, 12:34 PM
Bandit, I'm glad you made it to the Safe House!! :D
Happy Birthday big guy!

Queen of Poop
12-23-2005, 12:36 PM
Happy Birthday Bandit. You are a beautiful boy.

12-23-2005, 12:38 PM
Happy Birthday Bandit!!!!!

My Peanuts
12-23-2005, 12:40 PM
WOW is he handsome!

Happy Birthday Bandit!

12-23-2005, 12:50 PM
Happy birthday, handsome!! :D

12-23-2005, 01:26 PM
i ust adore each and every one of your pups!!!! oh bandit......you stole my heart!!!

finn's mom
12-23-2005, 02:24 PM
Happy Birthday, Bandit! And, what a smart dog you are, escaping from that tree and finding a real home where you knew you'd be taken care of. We know you're a happy boy now with your bones and your chair. :)

Cinder & Smoke
12-23-2005, 02:35 PM
HAPPIE Birthday, Bandit!!

You look like a Very Contented Husky! ;)

Toby's my baby
12-23-2005, 02:48 PM
Happy Birthday Bandit!! You sure are a handsome guy!! :)

Ginger's Mom
12-23-2005, 04:29 PM
Handsome is right, just look at that guy!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BANDIT!!! And congratulations for finding the right family (just watch your mouth, sweetie ;)). Big Birthday hugs to you, Bandit. :)

12-23-2005, 06:32 PM
Happy birthday Bandit, you sure are one very handsome boy. Tamara that first shot is amazing of him, beautiful photo!

12-23-2005, 06:37 PM
Happy Birthday Bandit! :D

Buddy Blaze Lover
12-23-2005, 06:57 PM
Happy birthday Bandit!! You are sure a handsome boy!!!!:D;)

12-23-2005, 07:16 PM
Happy Birthday Bandit!

12-23-2005, 07:21 PM
Happy Birthday Bandit!

12-23-2005, 07:32 PM

Happy Birthday Bandit!! :D

12-23-2005, 07:39 PM
Congratulations on your retirement, handsome! Now you can get around to all those things you've been waiting to do....like nap more, gather all the bones...dig a few more holes!

Daisy and Delilah
12-23-2005, 09:15 PM

Wow!! We have alot of handsome men celebrating birthdays here at Pet Talk, Bandit. You're no exception. What a cutie pie you are buddy. Enjoy your big day. We're so glad you finally got away from all those bad homes and found the best one around!!

12-24-2005, 03:09 PM
Happy Birthday Bandit! Oh, how I love reading your mom's loving tributes to her precious "kids!":) I hope you and your wonderful family, skinned and human alike, are in the midst of a weekend long, fun and love filled birthday bash!:) You are one beautiful boy!:) Happy birthday to you dear Bandit and a very Merry Christmas to you, your fur pals and wonderful family!:)

12-24-2005, 08:54 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BANDIT! I hope you have a great day, handsome!

12-25-2005, 10:22 AM
Sorry I am late but Happy Birthday Bandit. :)

12-25-2005, 11:13 AM
Happy Birthday Bandit. :) I'm so glad to know you have people
who really appreciate you. Many more happy ones to come.

12-26-2005, 09:49 AM
Looks like we had another birthday here and I missed it...sorry big guy:o

I must say, that first picture of him is absolutely stunning! I LOVE IT!
I'm really glad that he was able to come to your house and get away from his mean and nasty owner. I know that he has a wonderful life with you and couldn't ask for anything any better:D