Mudge (June 4, 2006 - Oct 5, 2

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Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 100+ lbs

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   Leave a bone for Mudge (June 4, 2006 - Oct 5, 2

Mudgie Pants, Pants, Mudgie, Pudgie Mudgie, Pants-a-Lou, Lou Lou Bean

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

June 4th 2006

Greeting his many fans at the elementary school, playing with his kids, walks

Not being allowed to get on the furniture when my doggy brothers what if I'm gonna be huge? Update: My natural charm and ability to convince Mom that I"m as small as a chihuahua have won me a spot on the furniture!

Favorite Toy:
Ball, rawhide, my Yorkie brother...there's a squeeker in there somewhere!!!

Favorite Food:
Nutro Natural Choice

Favorite Walk:
To school with the kids and Mom

Best Tricks:
Sit, Down, Heel, Watch, Stay....and being truly adorable

We had hoped Mudge would be able to do therapy work, but he's been diagnosed with epilepsy. While it seems we finally have his seizures "under control," the medication and/or the condition has changed his personality a bit. He's still a big, loveable mush, but he's more high-strung and excitable than he used to be. That's okay, though! We still think he's the best Saint in the world and he's great therapy for our family -- he makes us smile everyday!

Forums Motto:
Born to snooze!

The Groups I'm In:
"DOGSTERHOLICS", ***DOGGIE INFORMATION SHARE***, 100+ pounders club.."Large and in charge", Cesar's Dogster Pack, Dog training for Pet Therapy, Epileptic Support, Febreze® Pet Odor Eliminator™, President Isabel's Animal Abuse Commission, Saint Bernards, The Clothing Exchange, When the Saints Come Bounding In!, Wisconsin Doggies and Kitties!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
What Kind of Dog food do you feed your Saint?

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 18th 2006 More than 10 years!

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

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Humphrey -
12 go

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Mudge's Musings

Truly a Saint Now

November 4th 2012 7:35 pm
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On October 5, 2012 our beautiful boy succumbed to his four year fight with epilepsy. It was a condition we never were truly able to bring fully "under control." Throughout his life, Mudge had at least one grand mal seizure every two weeks. He took phenobarbital twice a day and potassium bromide once a day for the duration of his condition. In the last year we added zonisamide in an attempt to reduce the pheno. and minimize the effects on his liver. Although it gave him some respite from the hind quarter weakness that had gotten so pronounced shortly before we made the changes to his meds, it never brought the seizures under control. In the end, our boy began to show signs of liver failure and was clearly unhappy and in pain. We loved him too much to allow such a magnificent creature to live like that and so we made the difficult decision to send him on to the next life. On his last day, amidst the symptoms of the liver failure, he still had a few moments of being himself and left with dignity. We sat with him on the floor of our vet's office and reminded him of how loved he is as he set foot on the other side. I pictured him greeting his older brother Humphrey and walking the path together. I hope and believe that my dad, who would have loved him had they ever met in this life, was there at the end of the path to take him the rest of the way.

Although his life wasn't always easy, he was a happy dog and loved by everyone who ever met him. He often came to the church office with me and slept on the floor by my desk. He was the doorway to meeting many people in our small town. People whose names I still do not know would walk up to me and ask, "How's Mudge today?" He is and will forever be the best first Saint a person could ever have.

Today we took the first steps to welcoming a new Saint into our family. We drove 4.5 hours to Waverly, IL to meet a wonderful breeder of beautiful, friendly, happy, healthy Saints. Her pack of 11 greeted us as we stepped out of our car and it felt a little like we'd stepped into Heaven...except that Mudge was not among those smiling Saint faces and wagging tails.

We are now anxiously awaiting the birth of a litter so that we might soon bring another furry bundle of love into our home. We plan to name our new boy Ivan Jeremiah. Ivan simply because it's a name we think is befitting of a noble Saint and Jeremiah for one of my favorite pieces of scripture..."For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

I have big plans and even bigger hopes four are future family member. From the beautiful dogs I met today, I have no doubts that they will all be fulfilled.

Signing off....

Forever and always, Mudge's Mom


It's My Birthday!

June 4th 2007 9:06 am
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Mama says I'm one-year-old today!!! It's a rainy day here, so unfortunately I can't go outside and do anything really special. But, I did hear something about getting my own chicken breast for dinner and my boy says there are presents hidden somewhere in the house for me :)- We're going to have a little birthday party with my dog brothers and my humans when Dad gets home from work tonight. I hope I get a new ball, cuz that would be super cool!!!

My kids sang "Happy Birthday" to me this morning and I got lots of extra pets before school. Mama has been paying lots of attention to me, too. I like this birthday thing :)

Okay, off to snooze in front of my fan.

Sloppy kisses from the birthday pooch!


Playing Tag!

May 24th 2007 7:43 am
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Whew! No matter how fast I dash around the house (Mama looovvveesss that!), I keep getting tagged by my Dogster pals. I've been tagged three times already. My taggers are:

Montecristo (Monte)
Zuke (who has a really long and cool name, but I just call him "friend")

Here's the rules of the game: (If I tagged you, copy and paste'll make the game much easier and more fun to play!)

Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Dogs who are tagged, need to post in their Diary the rules & their 7 pawsome facts. Then choose 7 dogs to tag and list their names. Don’t forget to bark them a pmail that they have been tagged and to read your Diary, or, send them a fun Rosette announcing they've been Tagged!

1 I'm afraid of the dark and mailboxes with shiny reflectors.
2. My mama calls me a marshmallow.
3. I think my yorkie brother Harley is really funny when he tries to act all tough with me. (I humor him and just watch and wonder...)
4. I may be the world's only hyper-active Saint!
5. I have my own fan club at my kids' school :)
6. I get yogurt mixed in my food every morning...mmmmmm!
7. It's not me racing around the house...I get possessed by chihuahuas and they make me do the naughty stuff...honest, it's true!

Here are my tags! (and it wasn't many Dogsters have been tagged already and I'm kinds slow...I don't run, I galumph!)
1. Sarge
2. Duchess
3. Kanen
4. Sheka
5. Big Pappi
6. Lola

Thanks for inviting me to play, my pals! This was fun :)

Saintly Slobbers,

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