Duke Skywalker, NEARR dog Deuce, is celebrating his SEVENTH anniversary at his Forever Home in NH. Duke jumped out of his Foster Dad’s SUV seven years ago on Memorial Day when he was nine months old. He was a rocket ship from Day One. He still is but the jets don’t fire up quite as often as they used to. Older and wiser now, he has figured out that faster isn’t always smarter and also requires more energy. He’s had TPLO surgery on both knees but that has only made him stronger.
Duker and the boss man continue to walk almost every day summer and winter and Duke enjoys being off leash to explore, swim in the brook or lake and chase squirrels and chipmunks through the woods. He’s a cat hater but tolerates the local live in, even when the cat takes up residence on Duke’s bunk. Duker has always been a people person, especially little people. He just loves kids and enjoy’s Boss and Mom’s three and a half year old granddaughter who refers to him as Mr Dukie. She brings her Beagle for him to play with.
Duke continues to enjoy kayaking, riding on the pontoon boat and watching for loons and he’s just recently taken possession of a yard sale paddle boat. He’s still trying to figure out the peddle power but should master it soon. Duke enjoys great health, although he has typical Lab issues, and hopes to be around to watch the granddaughter grow up and the cat to use up all of it’s nine lives.
Duker thanks his Foster Dad, his other foster families, all the great folks at NEARR who volunteer and work so hard to give dogs such as him great Forever Homes and also his very first family who had to give him up even though they loved him very much.