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Home:Santa Clarita, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Super D, Dolce Veloce, Puddin' Head, Poopy Paws, Dolcerita-Conchita-Consuela-Maria- Juanita-de-Jesus, Baloney Paws, Little Fuzzy Princess (heee hee!!!), Beautiful, and (s)'tinky weasel

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

July 9th 2004

Agility, playing frisbee, racing around, jumping over things, the dog beach, licking people, laying down in the"flat-dog" position, and most of all... wiggling!

Being corrected, heeling, cats that scratch, having to sit still, and people who don't want to pet me!

Favorite Toy:
The soft frisbee!!!

Favorite Food:
I think it's cheese...I like cheese... cottage cheese on my dog food, cheddar cheese for rewards for tricks... So far, I haven't met a cheese I don't like!

Favorite Walk:
I love going for an off-leash canyon hike or to the dog beach!

Best Tricks:
Rolling over, weaving thru mom's legs, running thru tunnels, backwards heeling, backing up, learning to turn left & right on command!

Arrival Story:
Mom saw my puppy picture on my breeders website, & drove 2 hours to visit. I went over to mom, rolled over so she could pet my stomach, and it felt so good, I fell asleep. She talked w/the breeder for 5 hours, and decided to adopt me! She couldn't take me home that day cause she and Dad were going on vacation, so I got to stay with my brothers and sisters for another two weeks. Then Mom and and Dad came and picked me up on Mom's birthday! Mom says I was the BEST birthday present EVER! That was the day I left my big ranch and moved to the city!

My birthday is July 9th. I live with my Mom and my Dad and my little "hairless" brother. I've studied competitive obedience, but Mom won't let me compete until I'm much older... she's says I'm still too hyper, maybe when I'm like 8 (whatever that means?)! I have been doing agility with Mom for two years now. I REALLY love it! I love it more than breathing, even more than food! Especially the tunnel and the jumps! :) I've love the teeter and like to take it at break-neck speeds and go skidding to a stop at the end! This tends to draw lots of gasps from the on-lookers!! Hee-hee!!! :) I love playing frisbee at the park! I'm really good at jumping and catching, and I like to play to the crowds! Mom thinks we should put out a hat for tips, but I'm happy to play frisbee for free! I know how to swim, I sorta learned accidently, at the dog beach when we were visiting Grandpa and Grandma Lyn! Oh yeah, here's a tip... when you go to the beach for the first time... don't try to sniff the sand! Well that's it for now! Keep it furry side up!

Forums Motto:
Dolce Veloce - run, jump, tunnel!

The Groups I'm In:
A.W.!! (Aussie Wigglebutts!!), Addicted to Agility!, Agility, Aussie Magiec, Australian Shepherd's that are deaf and blind., Blue Eyed Babies, Dog Sports - Agility, Dogs with SPOTS and DOTS!, Molly Inspires Foundation, The Herding dog Lovers

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 7th 2005 More than 11 years!

I Was In The:
Dogster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Dolce's Diary... "Sam"

4th of July in my new hometown!

July 5th 2007 10:47 am
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Recently, our family has been relocating our den. This is the first time we've ever done this... Our new den is more spacious, and has stairs in it! Oh, how I love racing up and down stairs! Wheee! Mom and Dad call our den a townhouse, but as far as I can tell, we've left town! I will miss Hollywood, and all it's "glamorous" smells! But our new place has bunnies, and some dreaded gang called "coyotes"! Mom and Dad say I'm not to play with them!

Yesterday I went with my family to the big fireworks show at the mall of our new hometown. I was the only dog there. Mom says most dogs get scared by these things. I was a little startled, but mom kept my mind off it by playing ball with me. She's a smart Mom! I even watched some of the fireworks! Mom says she's trying to "bomb-proof" me, so I hope I won't blow -up or something!?! Maybe someday I could grow up to be one of those search-and-rescue dogs? Hmmm...

So much new to explore... chat at ya later!



Old friends and SCARY monsters!!!

October 16th 2005 11:07 am
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Hey Sam!

Guess what??? Jessie's back!!! Last Monday I started a new obedience class called Intermediate Competition Prep. It's okay, I guess...I have to be real serious and all, which is sooooo hard! Jessie and her mom came to this class. It was really great to see her again! And guess what else...? She's all growed up, and real pretty, too! She seemed really happy to be back!

Class was going pretty well...Mom says I'm not the worst in the class, but I'm not the best either, oh well... We had to do this thing where I'm heeling next to mom then as we pass my towel, she tell me to "down" and she keeps walking while I lay on the towel. It went okay for a couple of times, but the next time I was about to lay down on my towel, I realized I wasn't the only one on my towel! EEeeekkkk! HOLY %$@#, what the heck is that!?!?!???!?!?!?! I jumped back as quickly as I could and tried t0 get a look from a safe distance. Mom was like "what?" And as I danced around pointing at it, she saw it too....

It was a HORRIBLE HAIRY EIGHT-LEGGED MONSTER...translucently ghosty, creeping across my towel!!!! Yeeeeccchhh! I expected Mom to scream and run away with me........ later she would thank me for saving her from the beast!!!!

But instead she started LAUGHING!!!! She told me it was okay, and kicked the monster from my towel! Wow, she was either brave or crazy!!! Then, as if she dismissed the whole thing, she told me again, to lay down on the towel...WHAT?! WAS SHE CRAZY?!?!?!?! Uh uh, no way, Jose!!!!! Nothin' doin'!!! As a matter of fact, you can just forget about me layin' down, anywhere, for the rest of the night!!!! I kept trying to jump up on Mom to tell her "NO." I even bit down on the leash and tried to drag her away!!!!

Mom fought me, and tried a few more times to get me to lay down, and finally she told our instructor what had happened because people were starting to look at us funny! The instructor told Mom that she shouldn't force me, cause it might make me more afraid....Yeah!!!... So that was it for me for the rest of the night!

I guess October really is full of scary monsters!

Until later, keep a wary eye out,


P.S. Jessie came back to agility yesterday, too!

(Dolce's mom would like to note that the "eight-legged monster" was a really a spider smaller that a dime! ) :)


Bark-BQ for the Bayou!

October 3rd 2005 1:40 pm
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Hi Sam!

I had a good weekend! Saturday was agility class , and it was GREAT as usual! Mom has a really hard time keeping up with me, cause I'm so fast! She says she has absolutely no time to think! We were practicing jump sequences with lots of turns. The trainer tells mom she need to tell me what's next as soon as I've "committed" to the previous obstacle, but sometime mom forgets or something and then I have to over correct cause I go shooting right past her. This time it caused me to knock down the whole triple jump, cause I took it at an angle, and ended up trying to clear the sides instead of the bars! I almost made it clean!!! Dad came to watch and we got some pictures, but mom says most of the time he missed my action shots cause the camera's too slow! Oh well, we'll try to get some good ones to post soon.

Sunday we went to something called Bark BQ for the Bayou at Barrington Dog Park. It was a BBQ and fund raiser for Hurricane Katrina pets. I t was a bunch of fun cause I hadn't been to this park before. I think Mom and Dad were proud of me cause I didn't terrorize all the other dogs. I just kept to myself more. Also, I let Mom and Dad play ball with me, and I came to them when ever they called. I think I made Mom really happy!

When we got home I helped them wash the car. Then Dad gave me a bath, and Mom blow dried me and brushed me.

So all in all a pretty good weekend.........except for the bath-part!



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