"Buster" Elmer

Cocker Spaniel
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Home:Linwood, NJ  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Bust, Bubster, Elmer Fudd, Elmer Fudster, Bub, Bus, Mr. Elmer

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

March 13th 2001

Finally being out of the kennel/shelter, having a big backyard, hundreds of toys, 2 brothers and a sister and lots of love and affection. Also, Mom and Dad's bed is the best place on earth!

His new sister, Beulah, growling at him when he gets out of line. She is the boss! And, don't get near my food bowl when I'm eating or else!

Favorite Toy:
"Senor Fartsy", "Doll", balls and all of Wilbur's toys.

Favorite Food:
Sojo with Flint River, turkey and treats.

Favorite Walk:
Everywhere as long as he is with us. Right now he likes everything and everywhere.

Best Tricks:
Catching balls and bringing them back to us. He already knows the names of some of his toys. Buster also watches TV and if a dog is on, well forget it!

Arrival Story:
We started with 2 cocker spaniels (Wilbur and Beulah) and decided to add a rescue dog to our family. We found "Buster" on petfinder.com and drove down to Maryland to pick him up March 19, 2005. They described him perfectly as a sweet, loving, affectionate and playful boy.

"Buster" Elmer is fitting right in. We all cuddle on the sofa together, snooze in bed, go for nice walks and play in the backyard. If a dog can, somehow, seem appreciative we think that "Buster" is and he's trying to tell us. From the first day, he has given us non-stop kisses and cuddles. Hopefully , "Buster" Elmer loves his forever home and will have a great life with his new family!

Forums Motto:
Unbounded energy with endless kisses.

The Groups I'm In:
★PLANET PAWLLYWOOD★, ☻Paw Pals☻, FANCYPANTS CAFE, American cocker spaniel lovers unite, Cowster, light a candle...., PURRS N WOOFS VILLAGE, ~~~*♥Dog Park USA♥*~~~

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 31st 2005 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Wilbur BudBeulah Belle"Cody" HershelCody, Beulah,
Buster &
Elmer Gus

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What a Life!!!

Wish you were here for your birthday :(

March 13th 2013 8:18 am
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Today would have been your 12th birthday. I wish you were here so that we could celebrate by going to the pet store and you picking out whatever you wanted. I only hope that there is a Rainbow Bridge and that you are celebrating with all of your friends and eating lots of chocolate cake. You are missed every second of every day and are always in our thoughts and hearts.

We will love you always,

Mom, Dad, Wilby, Beulie, Cody, Elmie, Biggie and Ophie.


Celebrating at the Rainbow Bridge

March 13th 2012 7:32 pm
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My Sweet, Sweet Buster Elmer,

Maybe this isn't so much a diary entry but a tribute to you on your 11th birthday. You would have been only 11 today and that is way too young for you not to be here celebrating with us. I only hope that you are up at the Rainbow Bridge having chocolate cake and all the goodies you weren't able to eat down here. We are all still missing you more than you could ever realize and I still imagine you laying on my legs every night in bed and waking me up with kisses every morning. Everytime I mention your name to Grandmom Rose she cries and, of course, misses you like crazy. Your father looked at your last video and the tribute I wrote on your Rainbow Bridge site and he spent time crying at his office this week and today was my day for the tears, like most days since you've been gone. We were so lucky to have you as our little guy and appreciated every second that we shared together. You will be in our hearts forever and our new little guy, Elmer Gus, looks just like you and if he is 1/4 as sweet as you then he will be an amazing boy. Also, please think positive thoughts for you favorite brother, Wilbur Bud, since we go back up to Red Bank tomorrow for his check up with Dr. Clifford. Beulah and Cody are also missing you very much, too! Please give kisses to Buddy Girl, who just came up to the Rainbow Bridge 2 weeks ago.

We will always love you!!!



The Story of Buster Elmer Kohler

December 28th 2011 6:08 am
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We already had 2 cocker spaniels (Wilbur and Beulah) and all was good when my husband pestered me for 9 months to rescue a dog. He sent me pictures of cocker spaniels everyday from Petfinder until I finally said okay after seeing Buster's picture and description. Buster was taken to a kennel for Christmas 2004 and his owner never picked him up. He was transferred to a shelter for 3 1/2 months until we drove a few hours down to Maryland to pick him up from Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center. We spent the day with him at the Inner Harbor where we found that he was the friendliest little guy. The first week was a little challenging but we settled in perfectly. About 2 weeks later we even picked up another little guy, Cody Hershel, from Abandoned Angels in Flushing, NY. Everyone got along and everything was perfect. We found Buster to be amazingly affectionate and would kiss for hours, cuddle on the sofa by wrapping his paws around my leg and resting his head on me. He slept the same way in bed every night, too! Our bed was his favorite place and he would sleep for as long as we did and would only give us a morning kiss once our eyes were opened. Maybe being in the shelter has resulted in his need to touch and be close to us and his sister and brothers. Another thing we noticed is that he actually watched TV. He would bark at dogs, cats and even some cartoons. He really made us laugh. He was Mr. Personality and loved everybody. Life was perfect with lots of relatives and friends that showered love and affection on all of the pups. Thanksgiving was especially fun and this past Thanksgiving I even cooked all the pups a special turkey ball and pumpkin pie dinner from recipes on Dogster.
In Septer 2010, Buster was diagnosed with an oral melanoma and the prognosis wasn't good. It was in the back of his mouth and very large. We went right up to Red Bank Veterinary in Tintin Falls, NJ (Beulah had a mast cell tumor 3 years earlier and has been cancer free after surgery and treatment). At the time,
Buster's melanoma was too big for surgery so we did radiation and a new oral melanoma vaccine. After
a few months of treatment we found that the tumor shrunk 80% and we could have surgery to remove it.
It worked out beautifully with a small reoccurance with another surgery. 8 months have passed, with
monthly check ups and on December 2 we went back and everything was really good...no reocurrance
only some scar tissue from the radiation that may have to be addressed. (side note: Wilbur has also been fighting renal cancer and was up at Red Bank, too).
Well, a week ago Buster was getting a little sluggish and I took him to our local vet. We thought his eye
looked a little odd but thought it may be from the scar tissue. On Monday he didn 't eat so I took him back
and we thought it might be best to take him back up to Red Bank. Our oncologist immediately said that
there was a reoccurance. My poor little guy was in pain and sleeping all day. The last thing I would ever
want is for my precious little boy to be in pain and to have to undergo any further treatments that will buy
us very little time. We took him to the vet late yesterday and he went to sleep very peacefully. He will
becoming back to us in a week and will be with us here on top of our mantle.

Rest in Peace my precious little "Bustamonte". You will be in our hearts forever and are loved more than
you will ever know.

Buster Elmer Kohler - March 13, 2001 - December 27, 2011

Love you,

Mommy and Daddy

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