AJ (5/25/98 - 7/27/09)


Golden Retriever
Picture of AJ (5/25/98 - 7/27/09), a male Golden Retriever

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Home:Sebastopol, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for AJ (5/25/98 - 7/27/09)

Nicknames:
AJ, You who are SOOO Handsome!

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
May 23rd 1998

Likes:
Me and food, not necessarily in that order

Pet-Peeves:
When Bubba gets the place next to Mom on the bed.

Favorite Toy:
Not really a toy.. he just really likes sneaking Bubba's suckie toy and de-gutting it.

Favorite Food:
First place goes to Goose Eggs! Second place would have to be apples.

Favorite Walk:
Out to the goose pen to steal goose eggs during egg season. Other than that, it's following mom.

Best Tricks:
No tricks, but he will "go to bed" or "go to the TV room", and pick up any little piece of paper (but then he eats it).

Arrival Story:
AJ was the result of a "SURPRISE!!" pregnancy. The owners who had both parents, only wanted to breed their female once. .. but.. she and her doggy hubby had other ideas and before the female was spayed, she was in the family way again...and had 11 puppies. I heard about the puppies and knew that they were from healthy parents and that it was NOT a planned pregnancy for monetary benefits. I went to the house, sat down on the sofa and told the people I wanted the largest male puppy. The woman told her daughter to open the back door and let the puppies in.. WHOA!!! Lots of puppies and each one had a different colored collar to tell them apart! As they ran around, one charged over to me, grabbed my keys off the end table and took off with them. When we FINALLY caught him and retrieved my keys, the owners told me that he was a male and the largest puppy. Not only that, he was wearing a green collar, my favorite color. It was a done deal.. "AJ" made himself known to me. He had just been waiting for me to find him.

Bio:
(That baby picture over to the left is entitled "Having A Bad Hair Day". ) AJ is a "mellow fellow" and gets along with any dogs, but can't stand it when a chicken runs across his path. He snaps up the poor bird and just holds it in his jaws with his eyes squeezed tight 'cause he KNOWS he's gonna get yelled at. He is very familiar with the command, "SPIT IT OUT!" So far, all the chickens have been none the worse for wear after "Jaws" grabs them. EMAIL: easilivin@elvis.com More photos and doggie stuff: http://www.angelfire.com/ ca2/willowm/

The Groups I'm In:
Gorgeous Goldens, President Isabel's Animal Abuse Commission

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Introduce your special pals.....

I've Been On Dogster Since:
April 6th 2004 More than 10 years!

I Was In The:
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party
!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
26707


Meet my family
BubbaMurphy (in
memory)
TinkerbellPinocchio (in
memory)
Bernie (in
memory)
Spooker Pup &
Oly (in
memory)
Ruby (in
memory)
Murphy (at the
Bridge)

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Living The Good Life


Aj is at the Bridge now

December 17th 2009 2:04 pm
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It's taken me almost 6 months to be able to make this entry in the diary..

AJ went to the Bridge July 27, 09.. Cancer had advanced to the point that pain meds would soon not be of any help and I didn't want him to suffer.
He was a wonderful friend and companion and we miss him..
He was my handsome AJ, my Velcro Boy.

 

The Gift

June 27th 2005 4:27 pm
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Mom was sitting outside on the deck in the porch swing, reading a book and enjoying the sounds of birds singing, the nice weather...

Without looking up from her book, she knew that I had walked up to stand in front of her, not pawing at her, but just standing quietly.

Mom reached out her hand and patted the top of my head. I didn't move.

After awhile, Mom reached out again without raising her eyes from her book, and patted the top of my head. I still didn't move.

Mom suddenly realized that I had been standing in front of her for quite awhile and she reached out her hand again to touch me and at the same time, looked at me.

She gave a little screech as I tried to give her my gift of a very large dead gopher that I had caught, and had been standing in front of her with it hanging out of both sides of my mouth, just waiting for her to take it.

I should have known that she wouldn't appreciate it. I used to drop the dead critters in her lap and she would get upset, so I figured if I would just hold it, she would be happier about getting it.
She wasn't.

 

BooBoo

May 13th 2005 8:38 am
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Well, I did it again.. I stepped on something and cut my foot. Mom says that is there is anything out in the field that even resembles something sharp, I'll find it.

This time, it wasn't "too bad", I only had to wear a bandage for two days, but I still have to take some uckey pills for a week. One good thing, Mom dips them in peanut butter before she gives them to me.. *YUM*

Bad news, though.. nice Dr. Jen checked the lump above my tail and said it's growing so it has to be removed.. *sigh.. I went through this once before with a lump on my side and mom said that the incision was SO big, it was scary! There's a word that mom uses.. she calls the lump "maybe a See lump".. whatever that is, but I know she seems kind of worried.

Anyway, life is good. I gained back the weight that mom made me lose and I'm again up to 94 pounds. Dr. Jen frowned when she found out. hmmm.. mom TRIED to explain to the Dr that it was because of winter when I do a lot of sleeping, but the Dr wasn't buying mom's excuses, sooo, it looks like I'm gonna have to go on another diet.. *sigh..

 
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