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Been a while

June 12th 2015 5:02 am
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So here I's been a while since I have written here. Mom just wants me to know how much she loves me. She sees I have slowed down as I have aged. I'm now 12. I still have really good moments of getting out there and acting like a 5 year old. I run back and forth and my favorite thing is still going on walks! You want to see this beagley butt wiggle and my beagley tail wag? Just take me on a walk!

My sister Scooter has cancer. Of course, I don't treat her any different...she's just Scooter. Mom always thought that I would be the one to "go" first. Who knows what will happen. Getting older definitely sucks. I am grateful for pretty much being good health and for being loved and spoiled every single day! Love you moms and yessssss...I know how much you love me! You tell me every single day!


Thank you!

August 14th 2013 4:06 am
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Wow, well Dogster decided to feature my diary. I hope you get a chance to read my tails of devotion that i wrote a couple of days ago. I have noticed mom loving on me a little more. She's thankful that I'm healthy and doing well. My little brother Billy keeps me young. He likes playing with me and hangs out by my side ;-). As for what I love, I love my bed and blankie...I LOVE LOVE LOVE walks! Oh bread and cookies! That's the one thing I really beg for BOL!

Anyway, thanks for featuring my diary dogster!


Tail of Devotion for Trudy

August 12th 2013 12:23 pm
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Soooo, mom has always wanted to do one for each of us. She prefers to do it before our time comes. Sounds kind of weird but she only wants to remember happy stuff.

Trudy...what can I say about you? I will never forget the day I saw you for the first time; adoption event at the Petsmart in Glen Burnie. We were there to look at one of your puppies. I remembered your puppies had a beautiful mom but we were there to look at your babies. But there you were...leaning up against your crate. We didn't expect to see you. That's when I realized, OMG, that's the babies mother! Cindy and I came looking for a boy puppy. We felt it was a better fit for Scooter. But you were irresistible. I looked at Cindy and said, "what do you think?". We had you and Scooter meet and you pretty much ignored each other LOL. That was okay in our book because at least you didn't try killing each other!

We took you home and I know there was a little period of adjustment. Scooter had to learn that your food was YOUR food and not hers. That took some time. I'm kind of glad you stood up to her. She needed to learn.

Here's what I want everyone to know about you. You are truly one of the sweetest, most loveable animals I have ever had the privlege of knowing. You are so kind to humans. You are so kind to children. Children come up to Scooter, Billy, and you and they usually go to the smaller one, Scooter. But it's you who always greets the kids first. You may jump up on them, but you also lean in a little...just enough to tell them it's okay when they get nervous.

When I cry, it's you who sits there and allows me to cry into your fur. It's hard not to cry as I type this. It's you who knows when something is wrong. When we get home, it's your wiggle butt that usually greets us first (unless you are asleep). That's what I'll remember the most about you Trudy. Your wiggle butt and your smile. There's nothing like it. Oh and who can forget your PINK nose. Ha! I love it! You are an incredible dog and I'm so glad, so blessed that God put you into our lives. Not a boy puppy, but a 3 year old female dog who had just had puppies. It happened for a reason. I also love that I know you know how much we love you. I can see it in your eyes. You grunt when we say we love you or hug you and give you pets. Oh and Trudy...thanks for loving Billy so much. I know you made it easier for him. He just loves you to pieces; he adores you.

I know it sometimes seems that Scooter is loved a little more. I like to think of it as loving her a little differently. If it makes you feel better, she is a bigger pain in the butt than you are. It's like you can do no wrong. You are our little angel Trudy. We can't love you more than we do right now. Just always know that I love you as much as humanly possible. To some that will sound nuts, but I don't care. I love you Mama Girl...our sweet angel.

P.S. going to hit save now. I'm not sure why it's so hard. I think part of me feels like it's saying good bye. Everyone who reads this will probably think I'm nuts. Ok...signing tail of devotion to my sweet Trudy Dudy.


Way too long

August 12th 2013 12:05 pm
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Wow so I just noticed there haven't been any diary entries for me in 4 years. What's up with that. A lot has happened in the last 4 years. I got a new brother who adores me, my unkie who I adore moved out, I got diagnosed with something interesting called: Symmetrical Lupoid Onychodystrophy. SLO is what we call it. SLO is an autoimmune disease of dogs which can cause severe claw problems in otherwise apparently healthy dogs. It is characterised by the loss of claws from more than one paw - eventually all claws may be lost. Other symptoms may include: receding quicks, secondary infection (often with a strong smell), claw splitting (usually down the back of the claw), pain, distorted/twisted claws and lameness.

So overall, I'm doing okay and I have my nails growing back. I hated the medication I was taking...doxycycline and niacinamide. The niacinamide made me sick. I also have to take fish oil for the rest of my life.

Other than that I'm doing pretty darn good for an 10 year, going on 11 year beagle! Still love my walks and like to play.


Friday, May 22...what a day!

June 2nd 2009 6:07 am
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Well on Friday May 22nd, I had what I call a "day of freedom"! Mom left the front door wide open and I took it as an invitation to scout the neighborhood. The only problem with that is mom didn't realize I took off until almost an hour later. I had lots of fun exploring.

Mom says she was scared to death...she posted a quick message asking for prayers and then she took off looking for me. She drove around the neighborhood...and no luck. It was probably like 45 minutes when she came back to the house and there I was...with my nice neighbor waiting for mom to come home. I zonked after that BOL!

I do have to say that the outpouring of love here on dogster was really overwhelming. Mom never expected that and I neither did I. No one seemed too happy that I took off though. Well, what would they have done if they were in my paws? I'm sorry for worrying so many of you! I promised mom I would try not to do that again as long as she promised not to leave the front door wide open ;-)


Adopt 09 Contest

April 19th 2009 3:04 pm
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Last year, I added a diary entry for the Adopt 08 contest...this year I want to do something a little different. Instead of telling you about my life and my story, I want to tell you about the lives that CAN be saved....

Every day, dogs from every state, every city, and every corner of life need homes. We are surrendered to shelters...what does that mean? "Surrender" give up on us? So many dogs are placed in shelters for so many reasons. The number one reason is overpopulation. I was one of the lucky ones...I say lucky now, but 3 years ago, I was saying "What did I do"? "Why am I not loved"?

I had 6 puppies and my owner surrendered me and my puppies to a shelter that euthanizes animals. I was lucky because Last Chance Rescue came along and saved us. Now I have a loving home with my mommies, sister beagle, and two kitty sisters.

The families on Dogster have something unique...they have a community...a support system like no other. It's through Dogster, that we can educate ourselves on how to help others understand "overbreeding" and about puppy mills. Believe it or not folks, MANY still don't understand about puppy mills. Since joining Dogster 3 years ago, mom tries to educate as many as she can.

Now here's where the true blessing comes...every dog can be saved. Please consider adopting. ADOPTION saves lives...every day and every hour and every second.

Every single dog in this contest has been SAVED...but just as important., everyone in this contest is a winner. Every family who adopted a pet is a winner....why? Unconditional love...that too my friends, is the greatest BLESSING of all.

To everyone in this are all WINNERS!


Mom just wants to say she loves me

March 31st 2009 7:46 am
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This isn't a tail of isn't exactly sure how to do one of those, but she says she isn't ready to do that. Something about it scares her a bit.

Anyhoo, mom was thinking about the upcoming adoption stroll and contest and thought, "I am so lucky to have Trudy". She says she is super lucky....I fit right in and I can tell how much my moms love me.

I'm also grateful for dogster and our friends here. You would be there in a heartbeat and for that, we love ya.


Tagged by my sweet friends Charlie and Bailey

December 30th 2008 4:00 am
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I don't usually do these when I get tagged, but our dear sweet friend Charlie tagged me so I'm gonna do it for him. edit: Bailey tagged me later BOL!

I'm supposed to say 7 things about myself:

1. I used to get car sick quite a bit but I have finally calmed I love rides!
2. I have visted 4 states: Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, and North Carolina
3. I don't like to have my beauty sleep interrupted by my sister Scooter.
4. My favorite food seems to be chicken.
5. I don't play a lot with toys...I just get in these moods where I love playing with ropes or lasts for a minute or two and I'm done.
6. I'm a very affectionate pup, but I prefer to sleep in my own bed.
7. I love playing in the snow!


The Twelve Days of Beagley

December 4th 2008 4:55 am
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On the TWELTH of Christmas my Beagley gave to Meee 12 more happy months of the same!
ELEVEN Slobbery Kisses
TEN Stinky farts
NINE empty Fudge Tins
EIGHT destuffed Stufffiiiieeees
SEVEN hours of rrrrooooo'in
Six TV remotes ...
FIVE piles of POOP! ,
Four holey gutchies,
Three missing pies...(burp!) ,
Two piles of paper ,
And A -chewed pack-age under THE TREEEEEEE

Contributions made by Snoop Dogs Beagleys


I'm Dog of the Day!

August 30th 2008 6:16 am
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Wow! Golllllllly! Arrrrrooooooo! What a wonderful day for me! Thanks HQ for the honor. Our family has been through so much the last couple of weeks. Today we have smiles and that means a lot.

My dogster hubby Eddie Essig is Dog of the Week so to be able to share the spotlight with him in the same day is just super too!

I want to thank all my pals for all your kindness and congratulations. Friends are truly made here and we are grateful and blessed to have you! Thanks again HQ!

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