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Thank you!!!

April 10th 2014 10:00 am
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BOL! I am a Dogster of the Day Diary Pick! I celebrated by digging a big hole in the mud! Yeah me!

Thanks Dogster for the honor and thanks pals for the rosettes and pawmails!

Now back to more digging!!

 

Thank you

April 3rd 2014 7:22 am
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Thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone for the rosettes, the pawmails, and the pictures that I received for my second birthday on Tuesday.

I had a really great day, got a pawsome peanut butter and pumpkin cake and destroyed a toy, BOL!

I am honored to have such pawsome pals! Hugs to all!

 

Today You Are Two

April 1st 2014 12:31 pm
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Buddy boy, today is the day we celebrate your second birthday. As you are a rescue, we don't know the exact date of your birth, but everything pointed at early April.

You had a hard start to your life, but luckily you lived very close to the President of the Northern Animal Rescue and she eventually convinced your owners to relinquish you to the care of the rescue. We know you were chained outdoors day and night without shelter or adequate food and no veterinary care up to that point.

There was a time, shortly after you came to us, that I thought you wouldn't make your first birthday and now here we are at your second. You came to us on August 31, 2012, shortly after our faithful companion of 11.5 years, Abby, went to the Rainbow Bridge. A few days later you became ill. Off to the vet we went and you appeared to have a bladder infection. We got a two week supply of antibiotics and thought, after that course of treatment you would be fine. You appeared to be fine and then a couple days later you were sick again. This continued for a couple months. We got different drugs and you were on them for different durations and once you finished them, you were fine for a couple days and then you got sick again.

It was after your 3rd or 4th course of medication, that you became very sick. I was up with you all night and I remember calling the emergency vet at 2:00 a.m. in the morning to discuss your situation. I got some pointers and then sat down on your bed, you came and sat on my lap (all 65 pounds at that point) and finally fell asleep. When morning came I got you the first appointment with your vet that I could. Upon arrival you were so sick that they thought you might be in kidney or liver failure. The vet and I discussed our options and then I left you there for some tests while I drove home. I was hoping I wasn't going to lose you, and with your daddy working out of the country right then, I was hoping I wouldn't have to make that decision on my own, especially so soon after losing Abby.

I asked the vet before I left if she thought you might not overcome this infection. She had to think for a while and cautiously said, she thought you could overcome it, but it might be something that financially we couldn't do. Then your blood work came back and showed that your kidneys and liver were fine. The rushed biopsy of your prostate gland came back and it showed a marked infection. That nasty E. coli infection that had started in your bladder had moved up to your prostate and because you were so young, this came as a shock to everyone. You spent the night at the vet and they started you on yet another round of antibiotics.

Now prostate infections, as I have found out, are very hard to treat. The tissue is very thick and it takes a long duration of antibiotics to get in there and get rid of any infection. The next morning I picked you up from the vet and started you on your 12 week course of antibiotics.

That 12 week course of antibiotics ended at the end of February 2013 and I held my breath and waited. But this time, it seemed that we had finally whipped that nasty E. coli infection into submission. On April 1, 2013 we happily celebrated your 1st birthday with a very healthy pup.

Now here we are at your second birthday. You have blossomed in the time you have been with us. From a pup that was terrified of the broom, the mop and the vacuum, you have turned into a pup that regularly barks at these things. You no longer run and hide when you see these items. You went from a pup that walked with its tail between his legs to a pup that walks with his tail up and confidence in his stride.

Except for the odd ear infection, which you wouldn't get if you didn't insist on digging to China and sticking your head in the hole and thus getting your ears full of dirt, you have been very healthy. Oh, and then there was the time you ate something that caused a slight obstruction. The vet said you would be ok, and you were in the end. You also should really stop sneaking the odd rock, you know.

You have spread dirt, drool, mud, toys, fur, you name it, literally through every room of the house. But you have also spread a lot of smiles and laughs. You love you, Buddy! Happy birthday sweet boy!

 

Just so mom remembers!

March 12th 2014 6:28 am
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Mom was messing with the profile parts of my page (bad mom) and this info was lost and now can't be saved back into my profile. Good thing momma had my profile copied!

PDPC Santa Paws Christmas 2013, PDPC Prince Charming September 2-9, 2013; Rosetta Pup in Rotties Rules, September 16-23, 2012. King of STAFU Garden - October 15-21, 2012; Diary of the Day - September 29, 2012, December 1, 2012, February 12, 2013, February 19, 2013, April 17, 2013, May 9, 2013, July 18, 2013, November 4, 2013, November 17, 2013, November 24, 2013, November 28, 2013, PDPC Prince Charming - March 3-9, 2014

Now don't play with the profile anymore mom!

 

Staying Cold in the Great White North

February 24th 2014 2:08 pm
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It is staying cold up here in the Great White North! As the humans like to say up here, "At least it is a dry cold!" Now being part Husky, I lubs the cold weather! Every morning before we go on a walk, mom always checks our inhouse weather station. This morning the weather station told her it was -39C with the wind! That is -38.2F for those of you that don't use Celsius for your temperatures!

Even with it being cold, mom makes sure I get one really good long walk every day. Usually the morning is the long walk and in the afternoon, I get a shorter one. This morning mom and I both got bundled up and headed outside. Mom even made me wear my snowsuit! You will have to check out My Blog to see what I look like in my snowsuit.

This has been one of the coldest February's on record in our area for a very long time. Hopefully spring is just around the corner for everyone and then we can start complaining about the summer heat!

Stay warm everyone!

 

Help Retrieving Dogster Memories

February 8th 2014 9:05 am
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First the bad news: Folks on the Dogster forums groups discovered that the archives would not work when they had no Internet connection. That implied that the download would stop working once Dogster shut down.

THE GOOD NEWS: Dad has updated his blog with new scan rules. The new scan rules mean the gift archive now works. Thumbnails in photo comments now work. Badges can be retrieved. And much more. We would like to thank the many Dogster and Catster members that have verified these new scan rules work. These scan rules can also be used on Catster now. This has been a very steep learning curve for all and it could not have been done without the help of these Dogster and Catster members. Our memories of Dogster are very important to us and we hope these new scan rules will help others preserve their memories.

Please share the link to daddy's blog so that others can retrieve their memories.

Thank you in advance.

http://madscientistlabs.blogspot.ca/2014/01/for- our-dogster-friends.html#comment-form

 

Quasi Famous Again

January 31st 2014 2:50 pm
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So once again momma took a picture of yours truly and she sent it off to a local tv station this morning. Yup, I am gonna be featured on the 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. newscasts once again.

My Blog

You can read all about it by reading my blog, BOL!

 

I think I have a blog!!

January 23rd 2014 8:58 am
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My typist doesn't really know what she is doing but she thinks I now have a blog!

When you look at the title of my blog, you will note a took a pointer from Whitley and Fizzy! My first blog entry is entitled Buddy's F.U.S.M.!!! That stands for Buddy's Friends Unite through Social Media!

Ok, here is the link to my blog:

http://buddysbeat.blogspot.ca/

If you stop by, please leave a message!

P.S. Just don't leave it as anonymous, I like to know who stops by!

 

Baby it's cold outside

January 6th 2014 6:41 am
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Wow! Is it ever cold up here in the Great White North, but I know a bunch of my pals in the U.S. are also experiencing very cold conditions and lots of snow.

This morning with the windchill it was -47 C or -52 F. Mom thought she was walking into a freezer, then she thought about it, and she thinks the freezer is warmer! BOL! Yesterday evening mom was gonna take me out and she said to daddy that the temperature was a little better outside. Yup, it had warmed up -37 C! BOL! You know it is cold when your pee freezes into a peesicle and your poo really is a steaming pile of, um, that is probably TMI!

Anywhoodle, I am sending warm thoughts to all my pals and am hoping that it warms up soon for all of us.

 

Hope everyone had a pawsome Christmas

December 29th 2013 11:09 am
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I hope all of my pup pals had a pawsome Christmas. Thank you so much for the Christmas tree rosettes that were sent to both Angel Abby and myself. They look so pawsome on our pages and we are sorry we missed sending them out to our pals.

The peeps and I took a road trip for Christmas and went to visit my grammy, mom's brother and dad's sister. It was a long trip and sure was cold when we left. It was -36 C the day we left and stayed cold until Boxing Day when it warmed up a bit. We came home a couple days ago, and now we are back in the deep freeze for a while.

First we visited my grammy and I needed permission to visit her. Mom walked down to the office where grammy lives and said we were visiting her mom and had brought our pup along and he would be with us. They said ok, but first they had to meet me. I charmed them! When I got down to the office I rolled over and had everyone give me a belly rub! Yup, they liked me and I had a great visit with grammy.

Then we continued on to where the the peeps two siblings live. We had a pawsome visit and during one of my walks near one of their places I found a lost pup. Just as mom was walking me to the park, a van rolled up and asked her if she had seen a dog. She said no, and we continued on. We got in the park and this pup comes running to me. I was giving her the play bow and she was barking at me but would not let mom pick her up. Mom noticed the van slowly circling and motioned them to come over. Sure enough, that was their dog and she ran to them when called.

Well, I hope everyone had a pawsome Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year to all!!

 
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