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Picture of Dusty, a male Golden Retriever

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"Can we go back to peanut butter treats, Mom? We're not overweight. Honest."

Home:Salida, CO  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male
Birthday #8 2010 - Yikes, I

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"Birthday #8 2010 - Yikes, I'm turning white - along with Mom!!!"

I started it, I admit. But then Jesse finished it off!

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"I started it, I admit. But then Jesse finished it off!"

I turned 7 today, Sept 7. Not a huge cake is it? But it was thoughful.

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"I turned 7 today, Sept 7. Not a huge cake is it? But it was thoughful."

Right before Mom removed the candle so I could eat it, I snitched! Pretty decent mini-mini-cake.

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"Right before Mom removed the candle so I could eat it, I snitched! Pretty decent mini-mini-cake."

Compare with picture #2. Snow gone and I

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"Compare with picture #2. Snow gone and I'm now too warm. So I'll reside on the chair under the fan for a few months now."

This white stuff isn't too bad; I like to eat it!

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"This white stuff isn't too bad; I like to eat it!"

I wanted the Santa

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"I wanted the Santa's Helper hat, but, NO, I get these stupid antlers! Well, if she thinks I'm keepin' them on, she's crazy."

Does this make me a senior dog?

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"Does this make me a senior dog?"

This is so cool. I

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"This is so cool. I'm to be in the Sept/Oct BARk magazine on the Smiling Dogs pages. Let me know of you can find me there. I'm soooo excited."

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Dustbuster, Dusty Doo, Dusty Dog

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

September 7th 2002

Naps, food or somedays in reverse order

Anyone sitting in "his" chair

Favorite Toy:
A big "chewie" rawhide or a tennis ball

Favorite Food:
A food-motivated dog has oddles of favorites

Favorite Walk:
Following the scents on our property

Best Tricks:
Stealing toys and chewies from the other two dogs, unbeknownst to them

Arrival Story:
We've gotten all four of our goldens from small time breeders and have had good luck, health-wise, until Dusty. Unfortunately, Dusty's parents carried the gene for hip dysplasia and Dusty was diagnosed at six months with dysplasia in both hips and a bad knee. I wrote to the woman asking her not to breed her pair again; I never got a reply. That changed my mind about ever again getting a golden that way.

His daddy was huge and mama was average size. Dusty has to keep his weight around 85 and no more due to his hip replacement. We're hoping the other hip will not need replaced. We refer to him as the "Six Million Dollar Dog."

Forums Motto:
Life is short, nap hard, eat often

The Groups I'm In:
"Canadian Golden Retrievers" who want to be Friends with other Goldens..., ♥ The Pet Poetry Group ♥, ~*Card Shower Gang*~, Adams™ Flea Fighting Group, Dog Eared Book Club, Golden dogs, Golden Graces, Golden Puppies, Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever Lovers, Golden Retriever FunHouse, Golden Retriever Inc., Golden Retrievers, Goldens Birthday/Anniversary Picture Album, Not The Beagle!, Pet Photography, Pittsburgh Steelers Fans, Scrapbook Chain, Volume 2 Goldens Birthday/Anniversary Picture Album, ~~~*♥Dog Park USA♥*~~~

The Last Forum I Posted In:
TD Dusty here

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 30th 2006 More than 9 years!

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

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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for 3593 days

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My Jaw Wouldn't Open

July 23rd 2008 6:42 pm
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Mom tried to give me my daily pill and I yelped in pain. Then I refused any food unless it was on the floor; I would not take it from her hand. Ummmmm, that brought a trip to you-know-where. I wouldn't let the vet open my mouth either...but Mom did a little and I yelped again. Antibiotics in case of abcess and some horrible oral Medicam for a couple days and no better. Return visit to you-know-where. Discontinued antibiotics and a few more days of Medicam which I HATE. I ran away as far in the house as I could when I saw Mom get out the bottle and syringe.......then she had to pry my mouth open just a little to squirt it in and I did a doggie YUCK!

I seem better at that end, but now I have some problems at the other end......Mom says I best get over all this FAST - whatever it is - as she worries. But secretly I love the rice and hamburger though I don't think I can fake the problem that brought that delicious combination to me.......darn! I think I'm generally on the mend.


Today is my birthday!

September 5th 2006 6:44 am
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and so far all I've gotten is a new bowl with pawprints on it. Is that it? I ask you all, shouldn't I get more? I'm four, so I should get four of everything - treats, balls, four cups of food, four walks, well, I could go on and on.......I'm done whining.


The "Cousins"

July 9th 2006 11:29 am
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One day recently these two very large black dogs showed up and we were told to be good - as if we aren't always good!! They were both females and I thought, "With Zoe to put up with at home, now we have to put up with two more girls?????" But they were okay with us and we were fine with them, though Jesse wouldn't walk past either one. Leave it to Zoe - she quickly learned to step over the girls' heads and continue on her way! Those females!

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