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Ahoy!

September 15th 2014 9:40 pm
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Shiver me timbers, Hershey and I are gonna miss Talk Like a Pirate Day! You can read all about why in his Diary, but I wouldn't let him post MY pirate photo in there. Thanks to Bailey in PDPC, here it is--

Winkie the Wench-Magnet

I'm just sayin'!

 

It Was Notme!

August 19th 2014 5:31 pm
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I've been waiting to write in my diary until I knew my pals could find it and make comments. Thanks i-5 fur fixing it!!

Hershey has been telling our furiends in groups that I was a naughty doggie about ten sleeps ago, but I swear it was Notme!! See, mommy and daddy went away fur the afternoon and left us to mind the house. There have been times in the past when Notme has messed up the kitchen while they were gone. He's after the goodies in our food and treat bins. He has knocked them ovfur, and spilled the stuff on top of them, and opened them up fr a feast!! So mommy and daddy have taken to moving the bins up where Notme can't reach them.

Notme lulled my daddy into a false sense of security! This time he said, "I think it will be fine!" And they left the bins where they were. Well of course that's just what Notme was waiting fur! This is what mommy and daddy found when they got home:

Notme Strikes Again!

I got in trouble fur the mess, and Hershey got the runs from eating too many goodies!! (He didn't let me have much!) And the bins will be picked up from now on. I wonder if we'll evfur see Notme again?

 

DDP!!

July 7th 2014 8:22 am
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OMD!! Mommy got an e-mail from HQ this morning to say I'm a DDP!! We haven't been able to see a DDP list fur three or four days, so we're taking their word fur it!

That made me feel better after our pre-dawn stroll with daddy. We were walking by a hedge when suddenly a ferocious dog-eating raccoon jumped up and snarled at me! Hershey didn't even see him! But daddy and I did! We took off in one direction and the 'coon took off in the other, and we got home QUICK!

*Thanks to Tessa and Fitz fur the balloons on my page!
*Abby and Buddy sent me a blue ribbon! Buddy's a DDP today, too!!
*And I got a Big Hug AND a blue ribbon from Peek-a-Boo and his whole fambly!!
*Freckles sent me a baseball of my furry own!
*Anya sent me a butterfly, Elise sent me a flower, and Scarlett sent me a pinwheel!!
*And lookit the photo I got form my pal Cooper!!
Thanks, Cooper!!

I also wanna say Happy Gotcha Day to my pals Jack, Saige and Harley Diva, and Happy Barkday to Merlin!!

 

Liebster Award!

June 30th 2014 10:49 am
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My brofur Hershey has a blog. I've only barked there once, but then I havent done much barking anywhere fur awhile! Anywag, our pal Freckles gave us a spawcial award!!

Liebster Award

It came with a few rules:

Furst, I need to say Thank You furry much to Freckles, and I need to let you know that his blog is here.

Next, I have to answer ten questions from Freckles. So here goes:

1. Whats your Nickname?

Well, you need to understand that my daddy makes up nicknames fur evfurryone. His nicknames don't necessarily have any relation to any actual reality. Sometimes they just rhyme. Okay? Having barked all that, my nickname is...Stinky.

2. Do you like your furblings if you have any?

I like my brofur Hershey furry much. I always make sure I know where he is, and I nevfur growl at him, even though he steals my chewies and finishes my Greenies fur me. I wish he would play with me.

3. What do you do when the phone rings?

Phones ring? Who knew? I'm deaf! BOL!!

4. Do you evfur howl?

Oh yes! I sing fur my supper, and I wowowow! if mommy or daddy are too slow getting ready to take us fur a walk! If we're outside and meet another doggie who doesn't stop to say Woof, I jump all ovfur and wowowow at them!

5. Do you dream?

I do! In my dreams I chase kitties and birdies, and play with other doggies! My paws get going, and I make little woofwoofs!

6. Who is your fave unfur in your furmily, your Mom, your Dad, or an unfurbling?( or someone else?)

Mommy thinks I like daddy best, daddy thinks I like mommy best. I think I've got the whole pawrent-handling thing down pretty well!

7. Did you evfur get in trouble using your teeth?

No, my mouth doesn't open furry well. It's hard fur me to get a good grip on anything.

8. Where is your fave place to go to visit?

I like when we get in the car and go to where the wine doggies live! We always meet a lot of furry nice doggies and their pawrents there, and we get lots of treats and attention!

9. Are you allowed to run free anywhere?

Yes! I can go off-leash in any fenced doggie park, and lately daddy has let me off my leash at Fort Fun. I'm good at staying underfoot, BOL!!

10. Do you sleep curled up in a ball, or stretched out?

Yes! BOL!!

Now I'm supposed to nominate ten of my pals to get the Liebster Award. I'm bending that rule a little bit. If you have read this far in my diary, and you haven't got the award already, consider yourself nominated!! Leave a link here in my diary comments so we can go to your diary (or blog) and read your answers to my ten questions. Which are:

1. How long have you lived in the home where you are now?
2. Do you have any allergies or other ongoing owies?
3. Are you an indoor doggie or an outdoor doggie?
4. Are you more of a doggie doggie, or a people doggie?
5. Do you like to go fur rides in the car?
6. Have you evfur been away from your pawrents ovfurnight?
7. Do you get your pawrents up in the morning, or do they get you up?
8. What's your most important job?
9. How many times do you get fed evfurry day?
10. What's the best trick you've taught your pawrents?

That's it! Thanks fur playing!

 

DDP!!!

May 8th 2014 8:10 am
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OMD, lookit me!! Dogster chose my diary as a Daily Diary Pick! So are my pals Freddie and Angel Buttercup! WhooHOOOO!!!!

I woke up and found all kinds of pressies on my page! Mommy will help me write my thank-you notes later, but I like to keep them here in my diary, too!

Lookit the pawsome photo I got from my pal Cooper!

This one is from my pal Freckles!!

It was so nice of the Bama Babies to send me some POTP! My owie is still there, but it's lots better and I don't have to wear the balloon around my neck anymore!

Tessa and Fitz sent me a bunch of balloons! So did Sammy Jo, Toby Jo, Cory Jo, Joey Jo (Jo Jo) and Sarge!! And so did Rosco, Aetheling and Boots!!

Hershey, Kaci, Angel Bosco and Angel Bailey sent me a bluebirdy!! So did Scarlett, Elise and Anya!!

I got flags from Harley and Jazzi, and from Freddie!

Jenny, Milo, Hobo and Luna sent me some furry Big Hugz!

And I got a golden bone from Walker, Alexandria, Molly, Pookah and all the kitties!

It's good to have something to celebrate today! We've been a little sad, because some of our furry good pals are disappearing from Dogster. We can't go to their pages. Their names and photos are gone from the gifts they've sent us, and comments on our diaries. That can nevfur be fixed, and it hurts our hearts.

We know there are a lot of things broken at Dogster right now, and we don't know why our new master won't talk to us. We're good doggies! But pawlease, pals, don't run away! If your mommy needs a break, let her take a break. But don't run away. Evfurrything is gonna be just fine, someday! But if you have to, HAVE to, HAVE TO go away, pawlease don't go without saying Bye-Bye!

 

NOW who's the Second Banana?

May 1st 2014 5:21 pm
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Hershey is the Alpha Dog. There is no getting around it. He gets fed furst, he gets his leash on furst, he goes out the door furst. Even on Dogster, he belongs to more groups than I do and generally barks more. But today at my house, it was all about the Wink! To begin with, furst thing in the morning I got pawmail from our pal Bailey letting me know that I have been named the Royal Member of the Month in PDPC!! ME!! I got a spawcial photo fur my page, and crowns from Bailey and Buttercup! I have a throne!

Mommy let me do most of the barking on Dogster all morning. And then in the afternoon--I can't evfur remember this happening befure, but mommy put MY leash on me and we said Bye-Bye to Hershey and walked out the door without him!! We even got in the car, and I had the whole back seat to mywoof! To tell you the trooth, I was more than a little confoosed.

And then it became clear. We were at the vet. See, I've had this boo-boo on my neck fur a few sleeps, and it bothers mommy. I got it at the groomer when they clipped a bit too close. It bothers me, too, but I was taking care of it by scritching. That made it grow! That REALLY bothered mommy, and now here we were at the vet. He took one look at it and ran and got himself a needle! He stuck that needle right in my owie! But I was a Good Boy, I didn't even flinch.

Well, maybe some kinds of extra attention are better than others. But I did get a car ride that Hershey didn't, and a treat! And an extra sniff-and-pee when we got back home. So all in all, I'm feeling pretty Top Dog!

Except fur this darn balloon collar I have to wear.

 

Happy Barkday Part 2!

April 15th 2014 8:51 am
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I'm putting this in a new entry and hoping it won't go all wonky like yesfurday's!

When daddy got home last night, we all got in his car and went to Fort Fun! Even mommy came along. And when we got there, daddy took my leash off!! At furst I didn't realize what was going on. I still had my harness on, so it felt like always. But then I noticed if I wanted to go ovfur THERE, I could! And if I wanted to go say Woof to that doggie, I could! I had lots of fun! Daddy gave me an A, but mommy gave me an A- because I sniffed my way across a boundary marker a couple of times. And then there was a bicyclist I needed to chase. But I came right back each time!

When we got home, after daddy had his din-din, I got a big BIG Barkday cookie!!! OMD, I couldn't even lift it up to get a good bite! So mommy took a couple of pictures (you know how mommies are!), and then daddy broke it up in smaller pieces fur me. Hershey got a cookie too, so he wouldn't try to steal mine. He does that.

After I finished my cookie, I got a new squeaky toy! But I have to tell you, I was just too tired to play with it much. Instead, I took it to a good spot and lay down on it and took a l-o-o-o-o-n-g nap!

When I woke up this morning, I found another Barkday pressie, a shiny emerald on my page from my pals Ringo and Webster and Dusty!! And Mazy sent me a cross and some Easter eggies! I think Barkdays are a furry good thing!

 

Happy Barkday to me!!!

April 14th 2014 7:22 am
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Mommy and daddy say this is a Spawcial Day fur me! My Barkday!! It isn't really the day I was born, though. We don't know when that is. Today is the day, three years or centuries ago or something, when somebody picked me up and took me to the animal shelter. It was a long time after that when I finally got to come here to my furevfur home. That's when mommy and daddy picked out a barkday fur me, and the vet made a guess at my age. So today I'm six!!! Maybe. BOL!!!

We have to wait until daddy gets home befure we can have a fambly pawty, mommy says. But Dogster started pawtying befure we even got out of bed!! HQ sent me a stack of bones! Thanks, HQ!!

I got this bootifur Happy Barkday photo from Bailey and my pals at PDPC! It even came with a crown!! Maybe that's because they also made me the Royal Member of the Day!!

My talented pal Freckles sent me a pawsome photo, too!

And lookit the pawsome photo my pal Flicka at PTLF made fur me! It came with a crown!

Angel Petey sent me a hug all the way from the Rainbow Bridge!
My pal Buttercup sent me a yummy pupcake from the Bridge, too!
Walker and his fambly sent a whole barkday cake!
Sammy Jo and all the other Jo's sent snuggly hugs!
Tinkerbell and Natasha sent me a pupcake!
Chauncey, Al and Shula sent me a big yellow daffodil!
Cinnamon and Chloe sent a yummy pupcake!
Rubio, Blaze and their fambly sent me an Easter eggie!
Rosco and his fambly sent me a cross! In fact, they sent me TWO!!
Dino and his fambly sent me a baseball!
Sandy and his fambly sent me a bunny to chase!
Tessa and Fitz sent me hugs (and a cake, but somefur was eating it! BOL!!)
The Bama Babies sent me a baseball!
Zoe and Tux sent me a ladybug! I might eat it later, BOL!!
The "Other Hershey" and his fambly sent me a bluebirdy!!
Angel Abby and Buddy sent me an Easter eggie!
George and Merry sent me a heart!
Missy and Tyler sent me a pupcake!
Darby sent me one, too!
Aregon and his fambly sent me a warm hug and a pupcake!
Zaidie sent a hug, too!!
Max and his fambly sent me a pretty rose!
Abby and Lucian sent me a golden bone!
Romeo Beau did, too!
So did Jenny and Hobo and Milo!
Charlie and Abbie and their fambly sent me a bluebirdy!
Krickette sent me a big hunk of cheese! OMD!!
Droopy sent me angel hugs and kissies!
Charlie sent me some cheese from Down Under!
Harley and Jazzi sent me a cross!
Haro and her fambly sent me an Easter eggie!!

Mommy says pawlease be patient with us sending out our thank-you's! We love each one of you!

Don't read the rest of this entry. Dogster likes it It even came with a crown!! Maybe that's because they also made me the Royal Member of the Day!!

My talented pal Freckles sent me a pawsome photo, too!

And lookit the pawsome photo my pal Flicka at PTLF made fur me! It came with a crown!

Angel Petey sent me a hug all the way from the Rainbow Bridge!
My pal Buttercup sent me a yummy pupcake from the Bridge, too!
Walker and his fambly sent a whole barkday cake!
Sammy Jo and all the other Jo's sent snuggly hugs!
Tinkerbell and Natasha sent me a pupcake!
Chauncey, Al and Shula sent me a big yellow daffodil!
Cinnamon and Chloe sent a yummy pupcake!
Rubio, Blaze and their fambly sent me an Easter eggie!
Rosco and his fambly sent me a cross! In fact, they sent me TWO!!
Dino and his fambly sent me a baseball!
Sandy and his fambly sent me a bunny to chase!
Tessa and Fitz sent me hugs (and a cake, but somefur was eating it! BOL!!)
The Bama Babies sent me a baseball!
Zoe and Tux sent me a ladybug! I might eat it later, BOL!!
The "Other Hershey" and his fambly sent me a bluebirdy!!
Angel Abby and Buddy sent me an Easter eggie!
George and Merry sent me a heart!
Missy and Tyler sent me a pupcake!
Darby sent me one, too!
Aregon and his fambly sent me a warm hug and a pupcake!
Zaidie sent a hug, too!!
Max and his fambly sent me a pretty rose!
Abby and Lucian sent me a golden bone!
Romeo Beau did, too!
So did Jenny and Hobo and Milo!
Charlie and Abbie and their fambly sent me a bluebirdy!
Krickette sent me a big hunk of cheese! OMD!!
Droopy sent me angel hugs and kissies!
Charlie sent me some cheese from Down Under!
Harley and Jazzi sent me a cross!
Haro and her fambly sent me an Easter eggie!!

Mommy says pawlease be patient with us sending out our thank-you's! We love each one of you!

Don't read the rest of this entry. Dogster likes it a lot and keeps copying it ovfur and ovfur. Mommy can't delete it! BOL!!

 

A+

April 6th 2014 10:09 pm
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Daddy gave me a test today. He thought I would be able to go to the big dog park without my leash. I thought he meant Fort Fun, but this was a different one, not by the water but sort of in a forest. It isn't far from our house. Hershey said I've been there befure, but I don't remember. He says it was right after I moved in. We all went to the park and daddy took our leashes off and I took off running to say Woof to all the other doggies. Daddy had to take off running too, because I can't hear if he calls me back. So that time, I got my leash on again pretty quick. And that's been the story of my life since then. The only place I could evfur go off-leash after that was inside of a fence.

But I was new to my fambly back then. In fact, I may not have known they were my fambly. I was probably running around looking fur the fambly I had just come from. But I don't remember.

Anywag, where we usually go is Fort Fun, and I always have to be on my leash. Hershey doesn't, because he doesn't wander off and if he does, he comes right back when daddy calls him. But daddy thought after all this time, I could be good like Hershey. So today was my test. The park we went to doesn't have trails like Fort Fun where I could run off and get lost, just lots and lots of grass to run around on. When we got there daddy took off my leash and we started walking. We walked and walked, all around the park and in and out of the trees. There were lots of other doggies there and I sniffed them and their pawrents petted me, but I kept my eyes on mommy and daddy and Hershey and nevfur got furry far away from them. If I ran ahead a little, I stopped and looked back to make sure they were following. If they got ahead of me I caught right back up. Most of the time I stuck right by Hershey. Mommy said it was like we were tethered togefur, BOL!

When we were all tired and ready to go home we headed back to the car and daddy said I get an A+!!!! I'm not sure what he meant, but he and mommy were furry happy and proud of me! When I got home I got extra apple slices. Well, Hershey did, too, but that's only because he tries to steal mine. Now daddy says I have to pass the test again, next time at Fort Fun. I know I can do it!

 

Two years or centuries or something!

February 25th 2014 9:34 am
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This is a spawcial day! I know, because daddy said so when we woke up this morning, and mommy says so, too! She says it was two years ago today that I came here to live!

I remember that day! I was living with my foster fambly. I had been there a long time and I liked them furry much. Most of my time there I had been sick. But when mommy and daddy and Hershey came to meet me I was feeling fine! I didn't know I was about to move. A few sleeps later they all came back, and I got in their car and went home with them. Now they are my fambly, furevfur and evfur!

I've been getting lots of pressies today from my Dogster pals! We're so happy that Dogster isn't going away! Mommy thought this was woud be a much sadder day that it's turned out to be! Thanks to:

Charlie, and Toby Jo's fambly, and Krickette fur the pupcakes

Bailey and PDPC fur the golden bone and photo

Petey, Bizkit and fambly, Buttercup, Angel Buddy and Dino and fambly, and Zaidie fur the hugs

Zoe and Tux, and Abby and Lucian fur the golden bones

Hershey and Kaci and fambly, Whitley and Cleo fur the stud badges

Tinkerbelle and Natasha, Rosco and fambly, Cinnamon and Chloe fur the hearts

Harley and Jazzi, Romeo Beau, Whisper and Dixie's fambly, Tessa and Fitzcairn, Max and fambly, Duncan and Hamish, and Chauncey's fambly fur the ribbons

Walker and fambly, and Mazy fur the feetsballs

the Kirk furs fur the ribbon and photo

Austin and Doo fur the ribbon and photo

the fambly of Rubio and Blaze for the heart of gold

Abbie and fambly fur the POTP

Milo and his fambly fur the trophy

Webster and fambly fur the shiny jewel

Flicka and his fambly fur the crown and photo!

When daddy gets home tonight, mommy says we're gonna have a pawty and I'm getting spawcial treats and new toys and evfurrything! I think getting Got was a furrific idea!!

 
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