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Just a silly little naughty pup named Hope

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Our Fourth Anniversary as a Family

April 3rd 2008 11:48 am
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Four years ago today, mommy, grandma, Bubba, and me became a family. I was about five months old. I was in a large cage when I saw mommy for the first time. The nice people at Helen Woodward Animal Center called me Sugar ‘cuz they said that I was very sweet.

Mommy called me over to her. When I came to her, and stuck my nose through the bars, she touched my nose. I kissed and nibbled her fingers. Then she was gone. I was sad. Why does everyone leave me all alone?

Soon the woman who feeds and plays with me opened my cage, put my leash on, and there was mommy. We walked for a while, and then I was back in my cage all alone again. Again, I was sad. What's wrong with me?

Next, I was taken to a room where I saw grandma and Bubba for the first time. Mommy was there too. I went over to play with Bubba. He was so big. He moved back when I jumped at him, wanting to play. I think that he was afraid of me ‘cuz I was so young and he was much older. Finally, he sniffed me with his cold nose and barked. After that, they took me away. I was sad again. Was I a bad girl?

The woman took me into another room (so many rooms that I didn’t know about). She weighed me. I weighed 30 pounds. She looked at my tummy boo-boo. She called it a “spay”. She also brushed my hair, sprayed me with something smelly, and told me I was going home. What is home? Soon, I saw mommy, grandma, and Bubba. They were smiling at me. Mommy put a red collar and leash on me. She called me Hope. I was happy and wagged my tail.

We walked outside. Grandma held my leash tight and mommy held Bubba’s leash. I had never been outside the shelter before. I was so excited. I jumped on grandma and knocked her over in the grass. Yes, I've always been a naughty girl. I felt so bad so I kissed her face. Mommy helped grandma up, and we went into mommy’s car. Bubba sat in the back, and grandma held me in her arms, while mommy drove us home. I was very happy.

Even though my big brother Bubba is in heaven and grandma moved to South Florida (almost 2 years ago), leaving just mommy and me, I’m still so happy that mommy, grandma, and Bubba chose me to join their family.

Please, adopt your next dog and/or cat from a shelter. They need homes too!



PS: All of mommy's babies (including my big brother Bubba) were adopted from a shelter. Mommy and grandma know how much we need forever homes.



November 2nd 2007 2:55 pm
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I (yes ME) won October's Barney's award. This award means that I'm the naughtiest of the naughty in Dogster's Naughty Pup Club -

Tomorrow is my birthday. I will be 4, what a wonderful present - being the naughtiest of the naughty. Mommy says she has lots of suprises for me too. I'm such a lucky girl.

My 2 foot boo boos are healing and look so much better. Also, I finished my antibiotics.

Grandma's still on weekly IV Erbitux for her colon cancer and so far, it's working. Me and mommy are so happy. Mommy is still unemployed, but has more time to spend with me. Yes, I'm a lucky naughty girl!




Mommy needs a good job

August 18th 2007 5:01 pm
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Mommy's job got eliminated (after 4.5 years) on July 31st. She's been attached to me like peanut butter on a Kong 24/7. Help - please say a prayer that very (very) soon mommy finds a good and stable job so I can get back to being naughty. Thank You.

Grandma is doing good on her treatments. She had #4 (of 12) on Thursday. So far the side effects have been minor. Please say a prayer that Grandma's cancer goes back into remission. Thank You.




Grandma's Cancer is back - please say a Prayer for her

July 24th 2007 9:43 am
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Grandma had her CT scans done on the 14th of July, and her Oncologist called (last week) to let her know one of her (watched) lymph nodes had grown. He told her that he wanted to try Erbitux. He said it was milder than the other (colon cancer) chemo drugs. She has an appointment to see him today.

Me and mommy are very very sad. I love my grandma so very very much.

G-d bless everyone.




I've Been Love Tagged

July 20th 2007 9:42 am
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My naughty boyfriend Danny (ID # 231146) has Love Tagged me. It's a new Dogster tag game -- "You are Loved"!

You pick three Dogsters that you think are fantastic and tell a little about why! Don't forget to let them know how much they are loved with a p-mail, star or a rosette.

I have so many pals (naughty and good, but mostly naughty), its very hard to choose 'cuz I love them all! Here are my three choices:

1. Coffee (ID # 452267), I love all of her naughties. She has one talented nose. She is also very cute.

2. Fin (ID # 471893), she lives in Germany, and keeps her mommy and daddy on their toes. Also she is a Shepherd (like me). Gotta love our ears.

3. Gunner (ID # 409176 ), he's the cutest boy beagle that I've seen. He's also a naughty boy - a trait that I love. Oh, and soon he will be 1 year old.




My Past Naughties

July 9th 2007 3:29 pm
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I have so many - where shall I begin...?

My first naughty was the day that mommy, grandma (then 79.5 years old), and my brother Bubba adopted me. I was finally going to my forever home (home - how I love that word). Mommy was walking Bubba and Grandma was walking me to our car. I was so happy that I jumped on grandma knocking her down. I felt so bad. I then stood on grandma's chest and belly (all 25 pounds of me) and kissed her face.

Other standout naughties include kissing electrical sockets, chewing the cord of an antique floor lamp, chewing the carpet, pulling covers off the sofa and bed then chewing on them. Oh yes, I mustn't forget the time that I ran full speed ahead and body tackled mommy's face when she was picking something up off of the carpet. She bled a lot, needed a tetanus shot, and had a black lip. I also slammed the fridge door closed on mommy's head when she was looking for something to eat.

Then there was the time that I jumped straight up in the air when mommy put the gentle leader on me. Mommy fell and hurt her heel really bad. I've also knocked mommy down many (many) times jumping on her.

In addition, I've pulled mommy and made her trip in my freshly made doodie.

Ah, it's good to be the Queen of Naughty!




I won I won I won I won I won I won I won I won I won I won

June 14th 2007 9:16 am
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Guess what.

I just got an E-Mail from Steven at Dogster HQ. I was selected as one of the 365 Best Supporting Pups Winners from the Paramount Vantage Year of the Dog Photo Contest. I'm number 163. I will be featured on a limited edition Year of the Dog poster. Mommy and me will also be getting a copy of that poster.

I' m so happy, I could just PEE (BOL)




I've Been Tagged Thrice

May 23rd 2007 9:59 am
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My handsome furfriend Barney (Fin's big brother playing with my big brother Bubba in heaven) tagged me ...

Oh, I was just tagged again by my naughty boyfriend Gunner - BOL

And today (May 24, 2007) Toby, another cute lil naughty boyfriend of mine, tagged me - I'm so flattered.

Here are the rules:

Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves.

Dogs who are tagged, need to post in their Diary the rules & their 7 pawsome facts.

Then choose 7 dogs to tag and list their names.

Don’t forget to bark them a pmail that they have been tagged and to read your Diary, or, send them a fun Rosette announcing they've been Tagged!

So here are 7 fun facts about ME (yes, it's always about ME):

1. I lived in at least three states (Washington DC, Arizona, and California) before mommy adopted me (at age 5 1/2 months).

2. I am a hero. I saved Gloria's life - Thanksgiving afternoon 2006 (she fell between 2 garbage cans and split open her head) by pulling mommy to her.

3. I will stick my whole face in a water bowl just to get out an ice cube.

4. However, I don't like to be outside when it's raining and I don't like to get a bath.

5. I like to sleep on my back with my legs straight up and my tongue hanging out of the side of my mouth (not very lady-like, I know).

6. When I get excited, my hackles come up. Mommy calls me her lil malisaurus.

7. When mommy first adopted me (I was a lil pup), I liked to lick electrical sockets. I've since (thank Dog) grown out of that habit.

Now I tag...

Danny, NPC
Daisy Mae, NPC
Peppered Jelly Belly Bean, NPC
Jack London, NPC
Zuki "Manny" Ramirez
Flash, NPC
Jackie Poo, NPC




Naughty Naughty Mommy

May 7th 2007 12:50 pm
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Oh, mommy's latest thing is singing songs (that she made up) in public (to me) about how naughty I am.

Her favorites:

Cookies at the Corner

Cookies at the Corner for a good little girl
But if you choose to be naughty, you won't get any at all.


Hope is Naughty

Hope is naughty each and every day,
Hope is naughty in each and every way.
Is she naughty every day?
Yes, she's naughty every day.
Every day?
Yes, every day.

Ohhhh, Hope is naughty each and every day,
Hope is naughty in each and every way.
Is she naughty in every way?
Yes, she's naughty in every way.
Every way?
Yes, every way.

Ohhhh, Hope is naughty each and every day ...

Also. when I'm in the tub (oh how I hate baths), after my relaxing blueberry facial, mommy sings over and over (as she washes me):

"Rubba dubba dub Hope in the tub. Nice warm water put the baby in."

She also sings me silly lullabies and other made-up songs to relax me. And she sings them forever - how embarrassing!

Now if mommy sang well, this would not be so bad, but she sings far worse than any hound when it comes to singing - BOL.

Now, isn't my mommy the naughtiest?




It's always about me

May 4th 2007 10:36 am
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I took a personality test ( and my results are:

Fearfulness: 13%

* Fear of people: 10%
* Non-social fear: 19%
* Fear/submission towards other dogs: 13%
* Fear during handling: 8%

Aggression towards people: 2%

* General aggression towards people: 4%
* Situational aggression towards people: 0%

Activity/Excitability: 80%

* Excitability: 76%
* Playfulness: 67%
* Active engagement: 94%
* Companionability: 83%

Responsiveness to Training: 58%

* Trainability: 57%
* Controllability: 60%

Aggression towards animals: 22%

* Aggression towards dogs: 7%
* Prey drive: 50%
* Dominance over dogs: 8%



PS: I'm a typical MaliNaughty! BOL

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