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Giselle's Diary

A year later

September 25th 2008 5:18 pm
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Wow, I was just reading my diary & saw that a year ago I weighed 14.1 lbs. Well, I guess I can claim a little success - I weigh 13.6 now. But it's still a struggle & I'm starving to death! I can't believe I am going to be 4 years old next month either - where has the time gone? At least my health is good (even tho Mama had to pull a stick out of my butt a couple of weeks ago). She says that I MUST stop chewing wood! Well, what does she expect? I"M HUNGRY!!!


I lost an ounce!

July 4th 2007 7:25 pm
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Wow, we went to the vet for a toenail trim & I have lost a whole ounce! I weigh 14.1 lbs. now - Mama still says I have to lose 2 more pounds. I've also still been sad about Bogart. I really miss him & Mama says she can tell that I'm sad. I just don't care much about playing. I'm happy when we go to Ryan's to visit Coco but around home, I've just been moping.


Today is the saddest day of my life

June 3rd 2007 8:21 pm
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Today my older brother Bogart died. He is a chocolate Lab and was 12 years old. Bogart's back legs had been paralyzed ever since I knew him (over 2 years) but he was strong on his front legs & could even run by dragging the back ones behind him. He has been in kinda poor health but he stayed strong cause he liked to play with his little dogs - me, Homer & Coco. He's been getting alot worse in the last few weeks & would have trouble breathing when he came in from outside. Today he had a heatstroke and a seizure but he was in such bad shape anyway we just knew he couldn't make it through. He was struggling to breath & his tongue was hanging out & his pupils were dilated & fixed. He was completely limp when we took him to the emergency clinic & they put him to sleep. My mama got really sad & started sobbing because they gave him the shot without us being in the room with him to say goodbye, sweet Bogart, we loved you dearly. We couldn't have had a sweeter boy - he wouldn't even hurt a fly. When Homer & I came home from Ryan's we looked everywhere for him but couldn't find him. We couldn't understand what Mama was saying. I don't know that word "dead". When Mama is sad, it makes me sad too so I have to lie in her lap & lick her arms. Maybe it will make her feel a little better.


I was TAGGED like, WAY too many times!!!!!

May 29th 2007 9:31 pm
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Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Cats/Dogs who are tagged need to write about themselves (the seven random facts) as well as the rules in their diary. You need to select seven cats/dogs to tag and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment (via p-mail) telling them that they've been tagged and that they need to read your diary for more information.

7 little known facts about Giselle:

1. Me, my brother Homer & my sis Coco were taken away from our birth mother when we were only 4 weeks old. We were so tiny! But Ryan took good care of us and fed us every 4 hours until we were able to eat food on our own.
2. Mama took me (Giselle) when I was seven weeks old & Ryan kept Homer & Coco.
3. I have a tiny asymmetrical ridge of hair on my needlenose that grows backward (like a Rhodesian Ridgeback's back hair).
4. I love to dig in mud for earthworms and Mama has even found dirt in my teeth!
5. I have lost a pound but need to lose 2 more - any suggestions?
6. My middle name is LaRue which means "the red".
7. I have my own MySpace page - it's

It's my turn to tag 7 doggies and kitties, I think I'll tag:

Peppy Puppy
Sam and Theo
Buck Nub


The North Texas Hot Dog meetup on May 20

May 20th 2007 8:24 pm
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Whoa! I had no idea there would be SO many doxies! There must have about 15 or 20. And guess what? We were the fattest ones there! I know what that means - Mama will put us back on the strict diet again. Homer is much fatter than me but he has the shortest legs so he looks like a mushroom walking. Some of the dogs like Snickers and another one just would NOT leave me alone & I started to snarl & Mama made me go to timeout. Coco acted nice today and Homer ALWAYS has a good time - he loves the dog park more that any of us although he doesn't like the unneutered males so much. I must say that after seeing all the others - we were the cutest. There was another Coco there but she only weighed about 6 lbs and had these TINY little bones like a good breeze could blow her away. She was sweet though. All in all, it was a pretty good day!


My Tail of Devotion for Giselle

April 13th 2007 8:33 pm
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How can I ever tell you how much I love you? You are such a joy and comfort to me, my precious girl! When we got you, you were only 4 weeks old - much too young to have been taken from your mother. You were such an ugly duckling! Homer & Coco were already cute as could be but you looked like a little orphan. We couldn't even tell what color you would be - you were a jumble of red & black & brown & white. Of course, Ryan's ex-girlfriend decided to keep the cutest ones & said that I could have you. I had every intention of giving you to my parents - their dog Lady had died about six months before & they needed a small dog to keep them company. And I certainly didn't need any more dogs! I already had Jakey & Roxy & Bogart. So when you were 8 weeks old, I put you in your crate & drove to Houston with you to surprise my parents. They thought you were just adorable! But by that time, I had fallen deeply, madly in love with you! You WERE adorable! I took you everywhere with us that week & you were an angel. Both Mama & Daddy could tell that I was completely under your spell. Daddy said, "Judy, what would you say if I told you I wanted to keep her?" I told him that was the reason I had brought her there. Then I drove to the store & cried my eyes out! I couldn't bear to let you go! By the time I got back to their house, Daddy said that they really couldn't keep you - that they didn't need another dog. It was obvious that he knew how reluctant I was to leave you. Aren't parents wonderful? He saw that we were meant for each other. I was overjoyed to realize that you were truly mine! And you always will be! After TC died, I didn't think I could become that attached to an animal again - and especially not a dog - I considered myself a cat person for sure! But YOU! YOU COMPLETE ME!! How silly that sounds but how true! You are such a part of me that I can barely stand to be away from you. I want to be with you constantly, holding you, brushing you, stroking you, kissing & hugging you. I can't wait to get home from work everyday to see you & hold you in my lap while you gaze into my eyes like "Mama, I MISSED you - where have you been?" And did I mention that you have grown into the most beautiful dachshund I have ever seen? That photographer that you were so bad for - the one who took your Easter pictures when you were seven months old - she said that her internet friends wanted some of your images that she had taken - that there were such charming looks on your beautiful face. You could be a DOG model, GeeWee. I adore how you know what song I am singing to you - the bye-bye song, the I love my baby song, the Leenie song, the little Gisellini song. I love all your nicknames that you answer to:
Gisellini, Weenalini, Leenie, GeeWee, WeeGee, Lil Gee, and just plain G. To think that I almost named you Bella - so glad I didn't - it just didn't fit you. I named you Giselle because you look beautiful & elegant & German. You are my heart, Giselle - I pray to the Lord to protect you from harm & to let us have many happy years together! I love you with every fiber of my being! Mama



March 12th 2007 8:32 pm
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Well, not REALLY! But I have lost over a pound! Mama is so proud of me. I've suffered though - it hasn't been easy for sure. I have to eat that nasty diet dog food & the only treats I get are Jerky Tenders on a VERY occasional basis. But they are quite tasty - Mama calls them "puppy crack" & when she says that we all come running. I have 2 more pounds to lose - Mama wants me at 12 lbs MAX! The life of a beauty queen is not all it's cracked up to be!


Well, it's official - I'M FAT!

November 5th 2006 9:42 am
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It's SO embarrassing! Today my mama had to change my weight range on my Dogster page. I have gained weight and can no longer be classified as "TINY." Mama is putting me on a diet immediately - no more Tiny T-Bones (sigh). She says I have to lose at least TWO pounds! That's an enormous amount of weight! No more CHEESE!

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