January 31st 2013 7:29 am
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Mom says I have to stay in today and when I go out, she is taking me out on the leash so I don't dilly dally. I love the snow and don't understand why she is being so mean!
What's that mom? Oh, it is -47 C or (-52.6F) with the windchill today. Well I guess that is good reason to stay inside.
Stay warm everybody!
January 28th 2013 12:17 pm
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I am wondering if anybody else is having this problem. I notice a bunch of my pals adding new pictures, but all I can see is a white box. I cannot see my pals happy faces. Is anybody else having this problem when someone posts new pictures? Maybe I should fire off a memo to HQ!
Not much happening around here. We have been getting so much snow lately, and then it warms up and we get freezing rain, and then cools off and more snow and round, round we go! We are sure looking forward to spring.
I have been happily destuffing and shredding most of my toys. If anyone has suggestions for durable toys, please pass them along. I have even shredded Kong toys and mom thought that wasn't possible! I haven't, however, done anything to the furniture or baseboards or anything else in the house as of late.
Hope all of my pals are doing well!
January 18th 2013 8:13 am
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The following story is sad in a way, but it grossed out mom so I like it.
Mom was shovelling off the deck yesterday when she looked over at the BBQ cover. There was a very funny bulge in it. She went to feel the bulge and thought she felt feet!
She went to the garage and got a bucket and put a garbage bag into it. She went back to the deck and put the bucket under the bulge on the BBQ cover and then loosened the cover. There was a frozen crash in the bucket. Mom wasn't sure if she wanted to look or not. She decided to look and there was a very frozen squirrel. Don't ask her how it got there or why it got there. She thinks it wanted shelter under the BBQ cover and then froze.
Anywoodle, I looked into the bucket. Now I like anything frozen and just before this I was happily eating an icicle. Before mom knew what I was doing, I reached into the bucket, took out the squirrel, and laid down with it. When I realized mom was gonna take it away from, I quickly bit off a piece and went running with it. Mom disposed of the remainder and she figures I probably ate the piece I bit off.
The only thing better than frozen squirrelsicles is frozen poopsicles from the neighbors horses. Now those are yummy!
In other news, mom is thinking of renaming. Current suggestions are Shadow or Shadoe, Velcro, UnderFoot, or TooClose. What can I say. I need to be where the momma is!
January 11th 2013 11:41 am
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Pups the momma was feeling a little down today, so we decided to go on an epic walk. My leg is much better, so we headed down to the river. We took one path and I sniffed all around, found a rabbit warren and enjoyed rolling in there and eating the raisins they left behind.
We then headed back up the trail and went to the other side path. I was again sniffing everywhere and then we decided to take a short cut up to our yard.
Now pups we have had a lot of snow recently and a lot of blowing snow. The top of the side path was really drifted over. It was a very solid drift and very vertical. I tried and tried to get up but kept sliding down. Mom decided to go ahead and make a trail up by kicking places to put her toes. I somehow got ahead of her and kept sliding down. But this time when I slid down, mom got a face full of my butt. She thought this was so funny that she accidently let go of the tree she was hanging onto and slid down the snowbank. I decided to slide on top of her. So then we tried going up again and the same thing happened. Eventually mom got up the drift and reached over and dragged me up with the help of my collar.
I think she is feeling a little better after our adventure. Tomorrow would have been Angel Abby's 12th birthday, so I know she is feeling a little down about that.
After I type this I will chase my tail because that always makes her smile!
January 7th 2013 4:59 am
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Well pups, I think the momma is over-reacting but I am on restricted duty for a few days.
Yesterday daddy and I went for an epic walk down by the river. I was happily running along the shore when I slipped on some ice and down I went. I stayed down for a while, got up, tried to walk and then sat down again. I did this a couple of times before I shook it off. This put a quick end to our walk as daddy took me straight home.
I seem to be walking fine on leash but when I try to run I limp so mom says I am on leash walks for a few days.
By the way, this weekend I was nice to the peeps and let them sleep in until 7:45 a.m. one morning!
January 4th 2013 9:05 am
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Yesterday mom decided she needed to tire me out and she took me on an epic walk. I think she decided I needed to be played out because around 3:00 a.m. yesterday morning I decided to wake her up. No, I didn't have to go outside, I just decided everyone should be up at that hour!
She straps on her snowshoes and off we trek through the neighbor's field. Mom made sure she walked through the deepest snow she could find. Sometimes I had trouble keeping up to her. I decided that trying to walk on the snowshoes was fun because this would make her fall into the deep snow and then I would jump all over mom.
An hour and 15 minutes later we arrived back home. I quickly ate everything in my food dish and drank all my water and then slumped to the floor in an exhausted sleep!
Guess what? I decided to wake her up again around 3 or was it 4 this morning? We have already been on one epic walk this morning and I hear there is another coming later today!
January 2nd 2013 8:37 am
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Happy New Year to all my pals! I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season.
I received some toys from Secret Santa, and so far I have managed to destroy nearly all of them. I am very rough with my toys, but, other than chewing through the cable to the router, I have destroyed nothing in the house. OK, I also chewed the laces on mom's hiking boots and my seat belt, but do those really count?
I have a few more weeks on my antibiotic and then we hope that prostate infection is cleared up once and for all. The peeps notice that I have more energy and a very good appetite. They enjoy seeing the sparkle in my eye that I now have, so we hope that nasty E.coli infection has left.
We have so much snow and I love to go for walks and plow through the deep drifts! Searching out rabbits is fun and eating those rabbit raisins they leave behind are very tasty! Mom says I shouldn't make a habit of that, though!
Hope you all had a pawsome Christmas and New Year's and had a wonderful time with your families!
December 18th 2012 5:45 am
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Yesterday mom and I are out for an afternoon walk. Suddenly a snowshoe hare jumps on the trail in front of me and I start chasing it. After a short ways, it stops, I stop, and we both look at each other. Then we are off again. Let's just say I ran far. In fact I ran across a big snowy field right up to the neighbor's fence line! That fence line is well over 1/2 mile away from where I started chasing the hare. I probably would have kept going had a big snow drift not bogged me down. Mom was not impressed when she finally caught up to me!
The momma thinks she knows what she did wrong. First she should not have chased me. I kept looking back and seeing my play partner coming after me, so I kept running. She figures she should have caused a commotion and went running in the opposite direction. Yeah, that might have worked. She also shouldn't have been yelling at me. I thought she was saying "Good Dog", but apparently those were not the words she was using.
As I was heading North, mom figures I might have wound up at the North Pole had I kept going.
Anyway, I am home now and apparently I will be using a very long leash today. Whatever!
December 17th 2012 6:06 am
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My family and I would like to take this time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and every happiness in the New Year.
Mom says all she wants for Christmas is a healthy puppy! I seem to be much more energetic lately, and the peeps were looking at some of my older pictures, and the more recent ones show a sparkle in my eye and I am smiling for the camera. They hope that means I feeling much better.
I still appear to have big knee caps, so they are thinking I will get taller. I am currently 23.5" at the shoulder and weigh 65 pounds. Do you pups think my knee caps still look big in my most recent picture?
Wishing all my pup pals a safe and happy holiday season. Big woofs to all!
December 2nd 2012 7:26 am
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Oh my goodness! Thank you Dogster for honoring me with Dog of the Day today in Dogsterland! I am so honored!!
Thank you to everyone that has sent pawmails, made me pictures and sent me rosettes. They look ever so nice on my page.
Thank you to everyone once again!