Dapper Duke’s Royal Dog Blog

August 13, 2009

Me Jumping!

Filed under: Pictures — FF @ 9:15 PM

As some of you know, I love to jump and dance. Here is a cool photo sequence the King took of me the other day.

Gettin' ready...


...coming back down.

The King tried to get me to jump again, but I wasn’t having it.

No more!


My New (and First!) Foster Bro, Curly

Filed under: Pictures — Tags: — FF @ 11:16 AM

Curly Dog!

When the Queen told me I’d be getting a new foster brother, I was very excited! Sophie is a nice sister and all, but I’d always dreamed of having a bro-dog. Before the Queen went to get Curly, she told me he was a young pup (14 months) with lots of energy, so I was going to have to be patient with him. I didn’t care, though, because I was just looking forward to playing!

Curly arrived and the Queen let me get a good sniff at him through the baby gate. He smelled OK, so the I told the Queen to go ahead and let him in. Once she did, we ran around for about 15 minutes trying to figure out who was going to be in charge. I was able to assert my authority over Curly (it is, after all, MY house) and then we just went on playing.

That first night I showed Curly how to use the dog door and how to sit for a treat. He is a really smart dog, so he picked it up right away!

Sitting for Treats

Since he’s been here, Curly has been a pretty good dog. The Queen takes him on long runs since he has SO much energy. I don’t get jealous, because to be honest, better him than me (BOL)! I hate going on long runs, but Curly has a lot of energy. He paces a lot inside and is ALWAYS trying to get me to play with him, so when I’m tired, I just give him a little bark and he is pretty good about leaving me alone.

Curly Winking

Overall, Curly is one cool dude. He’s smart, cuddly, and loves running (which the Queen likes, I think). If you would like to adopt him, go to Austin Pets Alive! and submit an inquiry about Curly.

Curly will definitely need a house with a BIG yard, maybe a buddy for him to play with, and an owner with lots of patience who is willing to help Curly behave like a proper dog should. He’s had a lot of changes and hardship in his young life, so some love and stability would definitely do him some good (we’re trying, but we can’t keep him forever!).

I’ll update you on Curly soon!


August 12, 2009

I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaack!

Filed under: Pictures — FF @ 3:43 PM

Check back soon for a fancy new blog post!

April 17, 2009

I’m Featured on Follow 5 Friday @ Cats Who Twitter!

Filed under: Uncategorized — FF @ 2:36 PM
Oscar asked me to be a part of Follow 5 Friday on CWT!

Oscar asked me to be a part of Follow 5 Friday on CWT!

@OscartheCat asked me to be part of his Follow 5 Friday Cats Who Twitter today! Since I’m a dog and not a cat, this is an extra special honor. Check it out here!


April 15, 2009

Help @SylvieDog Raise $1,000 for Orphans of the Storm

Filed under: Good Causes — FF @ 1:59 PM
Help Sylvie Dog Raise $$$ for Pets in Need!

Help Sylvie Dog Raise $$$ for Pets in Need!

One of my good friends and a member of my Royal Pack, Sylvie Dog, is trying to raise $1,000 for Orphans of the Storm, the organization that rescued her. The Queen’s first dog, Sweetie, was rescued from Orphans of the Storm, so this organization holds a special place in her heart.

I donated $1 because I am a dog who doesn’t have a lot of extra cash lying around. Every $1 helps, though! How much will you donate?


April 14, 2009

Wag-N-Walk & Go Orange Festival

Filed under: Local News — FF @ 8:41 AM

From The Austin Humane Society:

This Saturday, April 18th!

This Saturday, April 18th!


April 13, 2009

The Animal Rescue Site’s $100,000 Shelter Challenge

Filed under: Contests — FF @ 11:11 AM
The Animal Rescue Site & PetFinder.com's $100,000 Shelter Challenge!

The Animal Rescue Site & PetFinder.com's $100,000 Shelter Challenge!

Together with PetFinder.com, the Animal Rescue Site is giving away $100,000 to animal shelters! To vote for your favorite shelter, go to the voting page and search for your favorite rescue. Voting started today and goes until July 26th. You can vote once a day, so you can vote for different shelters each day, or give lots of votes to one!

I voted for the Austin Humane Society, as Sophie and I are both from there. Who will you vote for?


April 9, 2009

For My Local Readers: Round Rock Pet Fair!

Filed under: Local News — FF @ 11:07 AM

From the City of Round Rock’s website:

Animal Control Pet Fair
Bring your pets!

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Date: 4/11/2009
Location: Round Rock Dog Depot
800 Deerfoot Drive, Round Rock, Texas (Map)
Cost: Free

The Round Rock Police Department’s Animal Control Division presents its 5th annual Pet Fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 11 at the Round Rock Dog Depot, the City’s first dog park.

The event will feature discount vaccinations provided by Premier Animal Hospital, pet adoptions, local rescue groups, and live animal displays. Also get a discount on microchips for your pet.

Vaccination prices

* All yearly vaccincations are $28
* Rabies vaccination is $10
* Distemper/Parvo combo is $10
* Bordetella is $8

If you have questions, it says to contact Kim Harrington.

Round Rock has a page on their city website that features shelter pets! How cool is that? They get two paws up from me!


My Royal Pack

Filed under: Uncategorized — FF @ 8:45 AM

Thanks to @Monkey_Cat‘s suggestion, I have started my very own Royal Pack!

All animals, big and small, are welcome to join my pack, as long as they have an adoption story, volunteer experience, or charitable organization to share with the world! The point of my Royal Pack is to spread the word about rescue animals and organizations/efforts that help animals in need.

I have started taking requests to join my Royal Pack. So far 11 animals have asked to join! Once you submit a request, the Queen and I review it and let you know if you’ve been accepted into the pack. If you are accepted (which 99.9% of anipals are), you will be asked to provide us with a biography and photos to go on your very own page at DukeRichard.com. However, the best part about being accepted into my Royal Pack is that you get a Royal Title! You can pick your own, or we will bestow one upon you =).

I’ve also started collecting some of my favorite places on the web and putting them here. If you’d like your blog or website added, please send me an email.

Lastly, I am thinking about having a contest to get a new logo/web banner. The Queen did her very best to make one, but she is not very artistic or savvy with graphic design. So, to all my artsy friends out there, please vote in the poll below!

That’s all for now. The Queen has off tomorrow, so she’s hoping to get some animal pages up in the Royal Pack.


April 8, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — FF @ 1:18 PM

After another disappointing loss in the Spike’s Pack voting yesterday, I’ve decided to start my own Royal Pack!

Everything is still in the very early organizational stages, but I now have my own website! Please feel free to check out www.dukerichard.com. I will post more information about the Royal Pack in the coming weeks.


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