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The life of a dog

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August 1st 2005 8:04 am
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The summer is sweeping me away. So much fun, one barbeque after another. The best part is I get to spend time with my family, and with my doggie friends.

Mommy has brought home so many little "surprises" for me, but the one that shocked me the most were these two squeaking furry things that run around in a mesh-wire cage. I tried sniffing them, but they always squeal and run away. They sort of remind me of rats, only they have no tail, and they are much more fat. They have so much food in their cage, it's not even funny. The worst part is that mommy is spending so much time with them, that I don't get to spend nearly as much time with her.

So I have had it. I snuck into the bedroom where they are, and snarled, "Ok you little punks, what the heck are you, and why did you take mommy away?" They stared at me at first, then one of them finally squeaked, "We are not taking her away you silly mongrel. We don't even live here, she's just watching us while daddy is away in Alaska. By the way, we are guinea pigs, the most loved rodent of all." I cocked my head, and said "What is Alaska? And what are gin-ee pigs?" The other guinea tilted his head and said "I don't know what Alaska is, and 'guinea pig' is our species, mongrel. We like to be called by are named, Snuggles and Oreo."

I whimpered, and glared at them. "I'm not a mongrel, I'm a dog for your informatiom. And go by the name 'Shadow'. And I don't need you here, your nothing but trouble, so get out of my house!"

Just then, my mommy came into the room and stared from me, too the guinea pigs. She sighed, and walked away. Oreo glared with anger. "It's our lunch time, and you scared her away! Get out of our room!" By now I was infuriated. "YOUR room? No no no no no, this is MY room, MY floor your on, and MY house your in. If your here, you rightfully belong to me." Snuggles had a michievious grin on his little furry face. "Fine then, if we're yours, then go get us something to eat. Afterall, your responsible for us, aren't you?" I glowed with anger. They got the best of me. "How about I teach you to be dogs instead? Your in my house, so you follow my rul;es. And only dogs are allowed here."

They thought it over for awhile, and finally agreed. "Yeah...yeah, ok. Why not." I lifted the top off their wire-mesh cage, and they scampered out. "Ok pups." I ordered, and Snuggles and Oreo lined up in front of me. "First you need me meaningfull names." I put a paw on Snuggles. "You, you will be Spike." I turned to Oreo. "And you will be Butch, any questions?" They just stared at me, so I dropped the army-like tone in my voice. "Ok, first, you have to learn to sniff things, not just nibble on it. See that dog treat over there? Go sniff it." So they did, and they also turned their heads in disgust. I walked over, sniffed it, and gobbled it up without thinking. They stared at me. I blushed a little, and lead them into the backyard. "Ok, now you have to learn to dig, and chase squirrels." I said, motioning to a pile of dirt. They dug rather small holes, and then backed away, trying to get the dirt off their fur coats, while I rolled around, enjoying the dirt not careing at all. "Come on, it's fun!" I roared with joy. "I think we will pass." said Snuggles, looked digusted again.

A squirrel finally landing in the yard, and I chased in barked. The guinea pigs followed squeaking. I stopped, and let them go. But the squirrel didn't budge, it just stared at them, then chucked a nut at Oreo, who in return, chattered his teeth. I shook my head, and motioned for them to come back. "Now, marking your territory---" but I was cut off. Snuggles flashed in anger. "We're through with you, mongrel! Your so disgusting and weird, and besides, I want my timothy hay! We're finnished, go bark up a different tree!"

I snarled at them, and growled, "Fine, you would have been horrible dogs anyway!" They chattered their teeth, and I watched them disappear inside. "Fine, I don't need em anyways."

It was only five minutes before I heard frantic squealing and pleas for help. I started to get up, then thought "Why should I help THEM? They didn't do ANYTHING, except call me a stupid mongrel...but...they are sort of cute, and fuzzy, and...." I ended up giving in, and trotted into the house to see Smokey, the cat had cornered them. They looked at me with pleading eyes and snuggles stated, "You said only dogs were allowed in the house!" I growled back, "Well, she wasn't exactly invited in!" I barked, and snarled, and ran at Smokey, who in returned let out a terrified "MEEEEEEEOOOOW!" and ran for the highest thing possible,a table. I watched her from below the table, satisfied, and barked. The two guinea pigs came by my side and squeaked at her, then I walked them back to their cage. Oreo smiled and said, "Shadow, maybe being a dog isn't such a bad idea." I grinned. "Dogs are only the best animals on the planet."

The next day, Snuggle's and Oreo's dad came to get them. They squealed with joy to see him, and as I watched them go, I saw them digging in their cedar in their cage, chasing one another, pretending one was a squirrel, and squealing at the top of their igloo, pretending a cat was on there. I smiled to myself. "My work here is done."


A good day

May 28th 2005 3:59 pm
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Ever get the feeling that life is just really great? Well thats how I was feeling today. My mommy says my cousin (NOt genetically related) is comming to visit tomorrow! Her name is Lacey, and she's totally the opposite of me...a bichon frise. I hope she's nice, and not stuck up, like the stupid purebred poodles down the street are. They almost tried to steal my boyfriend, Duce the most handsomest beagle in the world, once. Luckily Duce loves me so much, that that could never happen!...eerr...ok, back on topic...

Anyways, my mommy left me for FIVE WHOLE HOURS while she went to a funeral. When she came back, she played with me all day! She took my to my friend, Abby's house. Abby is a hyper English sheepdog, but we still had fun! I met two beagles that live nextdoor to Abby, and we got to play in the water...YAY!

Then mommy gave me a bath...yuck. BEcause I got all messy, and she wants me too look and...SMELL nice for tomorrow. What could possibly be better then the smell of dog? Better yet wet dog? I'll tell ya, humans are really crazy sometimes...thinking that junk smells nicer. But I have to say, raspberry oatmeal scented smells pretty nice. Better then that summer peach crud at least.

I got my first BUBBLE BATH. And when I say that the bubbles were over my head, I'm not overracting. The bubbles were so fun, and mommy took pictures, which will NOT be up here in a few least I hope not.

Ok, I was all clean, and shiny, and ready to be pampered. I ran around outside after a short two-minute storm stopped, and then mommy had a surprise for me! She said it had to be cooked...I loved the sound of that. That ment FOOD!!! But not just any food. This food is the best possible food in the world. This food is.....a hot dog!

Nice, sizzling, just broiled and fresh, mommy cut it, cooled it, and let me eat it in the garage outside with her. YUM! That had to be one of the best hot dogs I have ever eaten before!

I will remember to write about Lacey tomorrow. Wish me luck!


Going on vacation

March 17th 2005 3:59 pm
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Yes, I am going away. My mommy is going to someplace she calls 'diss-nie' and Uncle Mark will be taking care of me!!! Yay! Fun time...Uncle Mark is super nice! His house I am staying at is fun too! And I get to see my cousins Snowball (American eskimo dog) and Braidy (cat)! Braidy and I get along super-well. Snowball is sort of old and cranky, but after awhile I know she loves me too!

Uncle Mark has STAIRS in his house, omigosh, STAIRS! The fun of running UP and DOWN, UP and DOWN....oh Snowball is always complaining about them, how can she possibly do that?! And then there is a huge fenced in yard where I don't have that silly green leash tugging me. Fun....

Mommy has p[acked all my food, toys, medicine (Shadow will be getting surgery on her leg, and is on pain killer), and my beds! All 2 of them! Yes, fun...I will miss her. =( But at least when I see her again I'll be super happy. Miss you all while I'm *boogie* on vacation!

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The first Valentine's day

February 14th 2005 1:10 pm
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Oh boy, love is in the air. And I haven't seen Duce all day yet! =( He's probably out with Spike hanging around the neighborhood again...I can't believe I don't get to spend my first Valentine's day with him!! Actually, I haven't seen Lucy, no Gracie, no Spike, no Colby. No Casey, no Abby, no buddy, no Hoover, no Buddy...not even Suki (the evil shibu inu that hates me)! And she always tries to pick fights with me.'s been so boring! The only good thing I lots of treats...human food tastes so good! I got into a box of brown stuff that smeleld I ate the entire box! Mommy yelled out me, and said the cat box was NOT chocolate. Oh well..I'm going to go find Duce now.


Not again!

February 5th 2005 6:03 am
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Mommy is leaving me again today! I'm going to be all alone with daddy! Daddy never wants to play with me. : ( Guess I'll have to find excitment somewhere else. Hey did you know I snuck up on the sofa with mommy today? No one is suppose to know that, but hey, I can trust you~...Uhh...what do you mean no more treats?!


January 28th 2005 12:59 pm
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My day started out nice and easy. I wanted to sleep in, but my mommy's mom (She's known as mom, mommy is know as mommy) made me get up. Anyways, mom woke me up early, even though I didn't want to get up. She took me outside, then went back in to wake up mommy, who also didn't want to get up. When mom and mommy left, I wasleft alone with Grandma. Grnadma will scratch my belly, but neve rplays with me. So when no one watched, I snuck out the slightly opened door, onto the porch for some fresh air. I'm not allowed to go outside by myself...ever. I sat on the porch, and stared at the snow-covered ground, then realized I was free. Mommy would never know I was gone because I was at school! And grandma? Well..she wouldn't care!

I happily jumped off the porch, and bounded across the snowey yard. I made my way down Christopher mill street, and headed into Marlton. Soon I was on the busy road. So much excitment! It reminded me of when I had been a stray in Pennsulken, but then I remembered the mean people that hurt me, and always hungry...but the good times too.

I edged about from some scary, fast moving machines on the road, into the woods, and soon found myself lost. Suddenly a pakc of dogs surrouned me. They snarle.d I yipped, and they chased me through the forest, nipping at my heels. I finally made it back into the town part of the surburbs where I live, and the dogs ran. I found myself on a farm that read 'Indian Acres'. I sighed and walked away. As I walked down the road, some people looked at me. Then finalyl someone pulled over, and grabbed one of my legs. He then proceeded to drag me into the car. I was so scared, I bit his nose. He screamed, and let go. I bolted away. Later I was at a Chinese food restraunt.

The manager, a big fat man glared, and ordered a younge lady to chase me away. She had kind eyes, and gave me some delious meat scrapes and rice! And even some shrimp! I ate it and licked her before running off, thinking mommy will be home soon.

I made it home safely, without running into the dog pack until the end. They chased me to the door where Iw hined and barked, and pawed until it opened. Then I turned, and slammed the door shut in the other dogs' faces.

Grandma walked over. "You've been so ncie and quiet, Shadow. How about a treat?"

Now THAT I would like... ^_~



January 24th 2005 5:39 pm
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Today mommy stayed home from skool becuas eof the white powdery stuff. I got to play with Gracie (shepherd mix, a pup pal), mommy, and her friend all day long1 We were so happy!!! Last night mommy and I watched 101 dalmation together too while we were in bed. It was so great! Mommy says she probably has to go back tomorrow... ;_; I will miss her....she said it a special way though, and mommy's mommy says I'm not allowed to repeat. Ah, well...

Todya was rememberfull... and uh oh! mommy is comming! I don't think she'll like it if she finds I'm telling you this...


The white fluff

January 19th 2005 2:23 pm
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Yes. White fluffy cold stuff started falling when my mommy was at what she calls a hell hole, but my mommy's gandma calls it 'Skoo-skool'...or however you say it, anyways, when mommy was gone it happened! I had seen it before, but never saw it actually falling before. I wanted to go out so badly and whined, but grandma said no. Finally after what seemed like hours of watching it fall lonely from the see-through door, mommy came home. I was so happy! She took me on a long walk and I had so much fun in the white stuff that my mommy called "Snoe". I love the cold, it's so awesome! And running around off-leash with my good friend, Spike, a smooth fox terrier was awesome! So was the long walks my mommy took me on, and ice skating in my yard! Mommy took my picture with snow on my nose just for dogster! It has been a fun cold day. Mommy put my sweater on and now I'm tired....*snore*


The boom!

January 1st 2005 12:06 pm
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The holidays are finally over...JOY!

Last night there was BOOMING and CRASHING and HONKING and YELLING and BARKING!!!! It was so scary! I was overjoyed when mommy took me back inside and we went night-night. It was past my bedtime. :)


My First Xmas Eve

December 24th 2004 8:44 am
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Mommy is running all over the place like a mad person! She wouldn't elt me into the bedroom because she said 'It's your surprises for your stocking' or whatever that means. My family's family is comming over tonight, and I'll write an update later after they have left. Right now I'm confused. THey are socks hanging over the fireplace, and silly wrapped things under the pine tree my family brought INTO the house and put lights and shiny stuff on. ANd they say I can't bring a single STICK into the house. Yeesh. Anyways, there is FOOD! So this is going to be the best!

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