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Home:Orange, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

Playtime makes me a tired pooch!

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"Playtime makes me a tired pooch!"

Swimming at Newport Beach with Katy

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"Swimming at Newport Beach with Katy"

I work for my ball!

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"I work for my ball!"

Shelby and her cousin Katy, leaving Huntington Dog Beach.

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"Shelby and her cousin Katy, leaving Huntington Dog Beach."

Guarding our pumpkin patch.

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"Guarding our pumpkin patch."

Bring-Your-Dog to Work Day was fun!

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"Bring-Your-Dog to Work Day was fun!"

I can't believe I live with a cat!

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"I can't believe I live with a cat!"

I'm a total Calif. girl.

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"I'm a total Calif. girl."

Where's the ball, Katy?

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"Where's the ball, Katy?"

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Pooky Bear

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

August 18th 2002

Tennis balls and stuffed toys, car rides and trips to Huntington dog beach or San Onofre. And life wouldn't exist without best friend/cousin Katy, a cool Black Lab-Dane.

Other dogs taking my tennis balls, crying babies, and do NOT clip my nails! Grrrr

Favorite Toy:
My Paddington teddy bear from Pottery Barn Kids, sans the outfit. I ate that.

Favorite Food:
Apples and cookies (and just about anything else)

Favorite Walk:
Around Orange's historic circle, Orange Dog Park

Best Tricks:
Catching tennis balls and fetching toys on command

I live with my cousin Katy and two cats who think they're dogs. We get along, but every now and then I like to tell them who's the boss. I have allergies to food, bee stings and pollen during high season. The runt in my litter, I'm about 55 lbs, very athletic. Love the surf and sun. I think I'm a lap dog and love to snuggle at bedtime. Must have toy in mouth always, even when guarding the house from the mailman or UPS guy. I might be a tad OCD.

Forums Motto:

The Groups I'm In:
! ♥ Protected Pooches ♥ !, !WATER DOGS!, " The Coolest Cats and Dogs", ***DOGGIE INFORMATION SHARE***, **-The Fur Cafe-**, **Girls just wanna have fun**, *Carolina dogs, ♥All Fur Fun♥, Calafornia dogs and cats, Canine and Feline Families - All Pack Parents!, Cats and Dogs, Cats and Dogs Unite, DOGGIE DRIVE IN, I love yellow labs!, LA labradors, labrador retriever's place, Labradors' PlayHouse, LABS LABS AND MORE LABS!!!!!!!!!, Loving Labs, Southern CA/Central Coast Snugglers!, Trupanion Pet Insurance Clubhouse

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Problems with Canidae

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 19th 2006 More than 10 years!

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Shelby Daze

R.I.P.: Flipa

April 16th 2008 11:27 am
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Sad news to report. Flip, my feline frenemie, passed away. Turns out she had heart cancer, something she hid from us and something the vets couldn't figure out until it was too late. Misdiagnosed with renal failure. By then, it was too late to treat anyway...But Flip was a champ until the end.

My cousin Katy is mourning the most. Flip was her steady companion, playing and sleeping with her, even sharing a meal or two with her. Every time Flip came home from the vet, Katy would check her out to make sure she was okay. We're not sure Katy knows that she's a dog and Flip was a cat...but their relationship was one to enjoy.

When we received Flip's cremated remains, we discovered that the cremation certificate read, "Pet of Katy." How true, indeed!

Flip will be missed!


Dog Days Of Summer

October 16th 2007 3:53 pm
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I had a fantastic summer. So many trips to the beach! My friends and I spent hours running after our balls and Frisbees, and swimming as much as we could. My cousin Katy did a great job guarding me as I swam after my ball, making sure I made it back every time.

Summer has come to an end, but my trips to the beach haven't! The weather in Southern California means beach trips are neverending, whew! The water gets much colder, but I can handle it. Anything for the love of my ball...



Birthday Banter

September 18th 2006 1:34 pm
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I just celebrated my 4th birthday! And whaddya know, my mom brought home NEW TOYS! I shared them with Katy, of course. My aunt brought home a giant rubber chicken. It's totally lifesize. Flattened out, with a squeaker in, of all places, its tush. I think I like the soft, furry toys better, though...

So life at four has not slowed me down a bit. Have I officially left "puppyhood"? I beg to differ. Alright, so I like naptime in the middle of the day, but I'm still all about working the field and catching ball after ball...after ball... Someone told my mom I'd slow down after two, but not me!

Life is short. Play hard!

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