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Happy New Year to All

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!


I was a bad boy!

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!


Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas

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!


Thank you Dogster

December 1st 2012 6:38 am
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I appear to be one of the Diary picks of the day today. Thanks you so much Dogster for this honor and thank you to the pups that have sent rosettes and pawmails! This has really made my day!

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!


Spending the night at the vet's

November 27th 2012 3:57 pm
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Well pups, last Thursday I finished my last round of antibiotics and everything was looking good. Good until last night when I became very agitated and needed to go outside to pee every 30-45 minutes. Mom and I had a bad night.

Mom made a vet appointment for me first thing in the morning. She discussed a lot of things with the vet and then left me there to have the tests done. I will spare you the gory details of what I had done, but I had samples taken from my bladder and prostate and blood drawn and these were sent for cytology, culture and sensitivity and a complete blood panel done.

The cytology and blood panel came back this afternoon and the blood panel showed that I do not have any major systemic infection or a problem with my liver or kidneys. The cytology of my prostate gland showed lots and lots of mucus and lots and lots of bacteria rods. This points to a bad infection in my prostate, which is surprising as I am so young and neutered!

I will be spending the night at the vet's. I refused to eat, drink, pee or poop all day at the vet's and this was a concern to them. Otherwise, I was giving all the ladies kisses and was being adored by everyone. I will be started on another round of antibiotics tonight and mom will pick me up sometime tomorrow.


Looking after mom

November 14th 2012 8:54 am
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For the last few weeks I have been looking after mom as my daddy is away on a business trip. I hope he gets back soon so he can play with me in the snow.

Today mom took me down to the river. I love sniffing all over down there. Today I didn't want to do much sniffing at all. I stopped, sniffed, growled and then turned to go back up the riverbank. Mom had to look for a while, but she finally spotted what I was growling about.

She finally saw the fisher that was watching us. Fishers are not very nice creatures. They are the only thing that will actively seek out and eat porcupines and then they have no problem passing those quills! That is one creature you do not want to mess with.

We came back to our yard and mom chased me around in the snow.


I did it again!

November 7th 2012 5:54 am
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I did it again pups! I snuck another frozen salamander into the house and left it for mom to find. I am not sure why she doesn't like these gifts I bring for her! She just gets some Kleenex to wrap it in and throws it in the trash. Oh, I can't forget I also snuck in part of a frozen garter snake. Tee Hee, I love finding these treasures outside.

Mom picked up my antibiotic refill and we are sure hoping that this will finally wipe out that infection.

We have been getting really weird weather. First we got lots of freezing rain, then we got snow. That day was bad as mom took me outside first thing in the morning and she was slipping and sliding on all the snow and the freezing rain that was under the snow. Then, when we came into the house, mom's snow covered boots slipped on the ceramic tile floor and down she went. She bashed herself in the eye with the flashlight she was carrying and she has quite the shiner right now.

Not much else going on here. Hope all you pups have an awesome day!


Results are In

November 1st 2012 11:01 am
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The vet just phoned mom with the results of the Culture and Sensitivity test that was done on the urine sample they got from me last Thursday. Apparently I have a very prolific E. coli infection.

It appears this strain of E. coli is very sensitive to the antibiotic that I got started on last Thursday, so I will be on this drug for another 4 weeks.

Hopefully this will be the end of that nasty infection once and for all!


So unappreciated

November 1st 2012 9:00 am
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Yesterday I was happily digging in the compost pile by the garden. Mom decided it was time to go in and unbeknownst to her I brought a surprise for her from the compost pile into the house. I got in the house and went into the peeps bedroom and left my surprise by her slippers.

Mom did some puttering in the house and then decided to get her slippers. Was she happy when she found my surprise? Not so much! Pups, don't you think leaving a frozen salamander by your momma's slipper is a sign you love them?

Gee, I feel so unappreciated!

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