Border Collie/Australian Shepherd
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Age: 17 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Manito, Manolo, Baby boy, petit chien d'Amour

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog-dog rescue

tennis balls, swimming, laying in pond of MUD, SCOOBY SNACKS, getting all dirty, jump high in the air, happy feeling after a bath tub, mommy and daddy (especially mommy, just kidding daddy, well not really!!)

My daddy's outburst of foul language when watching a soccer game, bath time, being left alone, being kicked out of the bed, wake up early, forbidden to chase cats and squirrels, having to share his block with other dogs!

Favorite Toy:
Any tennis ball that has lots of saliva on it, and squeeky toys

Favorite Food:
Grass!! Then I throw up, it's so cool!!! And wet food when my mom and dad decides once in a while that I'm worth it!! Poor me..

Favorite Walk:
Point Isabella, Richmond and Lake Sonoma, Sonoma County.

Best Tricks:
Finding tennis balls in impossible places!! Also, play dead, sit, stay, down, roll over.. The usual!!

Arrival Story:
Well, I was found on the streets wandering around, trying to catch cats and squirrel. You know, living a rough life. Then, two cops came to pick me up and said: "You know, Son, this place is dangerous for you. We'll take you to a better place." I said: "cool dude ,you rock because I'm kinda of hungry and in bad shape." Then, Brent came to pick me up and I stayed with his wife and baby girl for a year. But they could not care for me any longer. So they put my picture on the internet, and my parents saw me. Isn't that SO 21rst century, or what?

When momy and daddy came to see me, they took me for a walk to a park nearby with tennis courts. Then, they let me run, and as soon as I ran off, I jumped on a bush, put half my body in it, and started tossing the bush around. My tail was coming out wiggling like crazy. My parents thought I was a maniac. But when they saw me getting out of the bush with a tennis ball in my mouth, they fell in love with me and took me home that same day. When it came to say goodbye to Brent, it was a bit hard. But I told him: "just chill out, I will be fine," and then I licked for the last time the baby girl. I got a big hug and kisses From brent, and left. On my way to my new home, my momy could not stop kissing and hugging me. She hasn't stopped since either!! What's wrong with her? And now so does my daddy, but shhh, he likes to keep that as a secret!!!

Forums Motto:
Always observing, always learning!!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 9th 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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My Life, by Manau--President in charge of my Family

President to care and love provider

April 17th 2005 11:26 pm
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Well, I had to give up my role as president of the family to devote myself to full-time love and care provider to my mommy who got sick with cancer.
I have been very sweet when she used to come back from chemotherapy. I could see that she was not feeling alright, so I stopped playing tug-of-war with her, because I did not want to get her tired. She also stopped walking me because she could not move much. I had to adjust to a lot of things, but I managed well, and even though I could not eat away her cancer, I keep giving her all my love possible.
Daddy also needs lots of love. I can see how hard it has been for him, to see mommy like that.
But the best thing of that situation is that mommy had to give up work, so now she is staying with me everyday!! I love it. I get to be in bed with her all the time. And then, she has all that cute and small scalp I get to lick all the time. Now her hair is growing back, so it is a bit weird to keep on licking it, but I want to make her feel all loved.

Anyway, now it seems that she is doing better, so I'm really happy about that, but that means that mommy will soon start resuming her life, and that means that she won't be home as much. So that part is not as much fun, but it means that we might in a few months go back running on the trails again!! Oh puppy, I can't wait for that.
Mommy, take me running again!!!



December 18th 2004 6:59 pm
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Okay, why on Earth does it make it okay for my mom and dad to dress me up ike that so stupidly?? Look at me, just look at me!!! I look ridiculous. Who will reelect me again and again??

Well, it could also work in my favor. As anyone can see, I'm not chewing on that stupid hat, nor pouting (too much)... I'm being good and waiting for that picture to be over. The worst, my First Lady had to go through the same thing than I. Honnestly, I wish I could have saved her the embarrassement, but apparently she loves all the attention she was getting with that hat. Girls???? Who understands them??

Anyhow, I'm on vacation right now. My vice-president SON is taking care of business.

Hope all is well with the rest of my fellow dogsters. And to all the other dogsters that had to suffer through X-Mas "fun" pictures, if you vote for me, I might be able to pass a ban on at least how public can these photos become.

Now what do you say??


December 05th 2004

December 5th 2004 9:03 pm
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Aaaaaaaaaah, A page all about me. Me, me and me again!!!
I can't believe it!!! I will be able to express my desires and needs.

Let's settle down a bit (That's what my aunt Perry keeps repeating to Bella ( a.k.a. the First Lady).

Being the President of the Family is not an easy job. I have to make sure that dogmocracy is enforced at all times. We do this by counting raised paws in the house; hence my position as president.

Sometimes though, it seems that the rules are not well inforced. This requires actions, but always in a peaceful manner: I usually go on food strike or snob my State Secretary and Treasurer.
It can be quite hard, but you do not become President of the Family without making sacrifices.

However I will share my survival secrets to fellow Presidents of other Families who might want to try this tactic:
- you can usually survive during these tough times by chewing tennis balls to give you the impression of a full dinner.
- know your opponents very well so that you know what will make him or her break down.
- Use your psych power with your watery eyes set sweetly on your Treasurer in office and sits in front of the kitchen; this will eventually get you a ScoobyDoo Snacks, pig's ears or little sweet treats that your CIA (Canine Interference Agency) keeps hiddenaway from you.

Now, I must go. I have to go around my block and meet my electorate. I must also check my borders and see to their safety.

That's My Life By Manau,
President of The Family

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