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Home:Fitchburg, MA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 1-10 lbs

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General Pogus, Pogo San, Itsy Bitsy, General Gaylord Pogo III, The San, Pogus, The Little White One, Five Star General (waiting for 7 stars), International (same as world-wide) Recording Superstar

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

November 17th 2003

Chewies, particularly bully sticks.

When Maddie, his "sister", won't play with him.

Favorite Toy:
Anything that Maddie has or wants.

Favorite Food:
Green beans, Life cereal, raisins, an occasional grape, and any table scrap he can get his paws on.

Favorite Walk:
Pulling at the end of a leash anywhere.

Best Tricks:
Faking out our other 2 dogs so that he can steal their chewies.

Arrival Story:
We are on the Poodle Rescue New England Yahoo group list. An email was sent out to the group about donating money so that dog supplies could be purchased and sent over to Iraq where the son of a member was stationed. He had found several stray puppies there and was caring for them. Anyway, we offered to donate and were contacted by a member. As we were chatting she mentioned that she had just gotten 2 foster poodles. Well, that was all we needed to hear. We met Pogo, who was then going by the code name "Jason" and fell in love. The rest, as they say, is history.

The "official" government story is that he was purchased by a family in CT from a pet store. He supposedly nipped at one of the small children in the family, although we have very hard time believing it. He was brought to Poodle Rescue by the family. The real story is that he is a Cutian (like Martian but cute) from the planet Cuto. His ship crashed in Bozeman, MT (where "mom" is from). From there he somehow got to Ireland where he hung out with Bono from U2. Bono, thinking he was doing Pogo a huge favor, sent him to work for Jeep in Toledo, OH where they build Liberties. Jeep persecuted Pogo because he was more highly trail rated than the Liberty. He escaped with the help of a kind woman from Longaberger Baskets and floated in a basket down the Ohio river. He was rescued by a group of monkeys who taught him how to use primitive tools to open snails, which they ate. From here, the story gets weird. Somehow our hero met up with an elephant named Baba Ganuche who is a master of disguise. Along the way, Pogo somehow joins the U.S. Army Delta Force group, where he quickly climbs the ranks to his current rank of 5-star general. More on this later. Ganuche, as he is referred to, and Pogo get to Pittsburgh where they meet Jerome Bettis, a player on the Pittsburgh Steelers football team. They hang out on the sidelines of Steelers games; Pogo sheltered by Plaxico Burress' helmet. After making cabinets for Jerome (Pogo, after all is a master cabinet maker) using the Festool System he and Ganuche head north. They are fed peanuts by a woman named Martha who is in jail in CT. She throws them out the window of her cell. While in CT, Pogo gets work as a mirror tester and does an excellent job. All mirrors pass inspection as Pogo deems himself cute in every mirror he tests. Then, somehow, Pogo finds his way to Liz at Poodle Rescue who fosters him. And then he comes to be with us. He is now waiting for his 6th and 7th stars from the Army. Not sure why they are dragging their feet on this. He is also in the Witness Protection program although we are not quite sure who he is hiding from. There are many other items listed on his resume, including International Recording Superstar, International Poodle of Mystery, International Business Poodle, etc. etc. Small print: All references to people living or dead or companies are merely fictitious.

Forums Motto:
Pogo 5-star general. He tell you that?

The Groups I'm In:
Toy Poodles

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 27th 2005 More than 11 years!

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Pogo So Tired

July 28th 2005 6:53 am
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28 July [2005]
Fitchburg [MA]
42.58333N, -71.8W

Mommy and Daddy left for work early this morning. I am not alone, my brother (Bear) and sister (Maddie) are here with me. Let me say a few things about them before I go on. Bear is a 7yr old miniature poodle and Maddie is an 8yr old papillon. Bear or "Buddy" is a bit neurotic and Maddie is...well Maddie is a nut. Neither of them like to play very much during the day. Bear stays in his "nest" on Mommy and Daddy's bed all day and Maddie sleeps most of the time, unless there's a loud noise then she barks like crazy and paces around like a nut! I've tried to play with them, but they don't seem to like it. Maddie gets really grumpy and Bear just growls like a mad poodle, he thinks it's shrewd, I think it's ridiculous. So you could say I'm the only sane being in this house right now. Lucky for me Baba Ganuche is coming to visit this morning. He should be here around 10:00AM and then Daddy comes to visit us at lunch. I know what you're thinking: "he's a 5-Star General in the US Special Forces, why isn't he out on a mission?" You think Pogo always on 'cation (vacation) don't you? It no be! Pogo earned his 50 weeks of 'cation! The truth is that the Pogo is so tired. Supervising the Mommy and the Daddy all night is tiring. Pogo is a big help around the house. Big help! They don't realize how hard things would be without a resident 5-star general around to supervise daily operations. Where was I? Sorry for the outburst, but Pogo gets mad as a hornet when he's accused of not going on enough missions or when he gets grief for having so much 'cation time. What exactly have you done? Are you a 5-star general? That's another thing that makes the Pogo so upset: why are they (US Army) dragging their feet on the seventh star? They're willing to give me a 6th star, but not a 7th at this time. Well Pogo is going to hold out until he can get them both at once, he knows what he deserves! Ok, back to my day. Oh forget it, Pogo so tired. Time to take a nap.

Note from Mommy and Daddy: Pogo often refers to himself in the third person. We're not sure why. He's a little high strung.

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