May 25th 2011 7:09 am
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I am five years old today! Happy Barkday to me! I woke up real early with Mama, and she gave me a special breakfast of my regular kibble with some "Blue" brand turkey casserole wet food on top! It was delicious! Izzy got some too on account of that "share and share alike rule" we gots going on in the house. Phooey on that. :) But I got seconds! Tonight we are going to Nanny and Poppy's for a bbq, and I've got high hopes that Poppy will accidentally drop something. Hee hee. So far I am having a very relaxing birthday, but later we are going to go on a nice walk on the trails, cause it is beautiful and warm and sunny here!
Thank you all for the rosettes. You are all such great pals.
April 12th 2011 7:37 am
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We have somethin' serious to discuss here, pups. I have gained weight! My trim figure is not as trim! I have been on a low-dose of prednisone (between 1/2 and 1/4 pill every day for a few months, because my skin was freaking out so much. Now Mommy says I am too big, and we have got to wean the prednisone down. I don't want itchy skin, but I don't want to be heavy either! Now before anyone gets any ideas, I'm not going to be on "Biggest Loser" or anything. I am 19.2 lbs, so I should lose 2 lbs. to be my regular weight. What to do, what to do? Mommy is walking me more now that the WINTER FROM H-E-double hockey sticks is over, but that's not enough, she says. She says she is going to enroll me in flyball or agility again! I hated agility, so hopefully it will be flyball.
Also, no more treats! Only low-cal/low-fat treats. And NO chicken! Or cheese!
Mommy's plump, why can't I be?!
March 13th 2011 1:48 pm
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Today is Sunday, and it was the second sunny day in a ROW! That might not be a big deal to some pups, but we have had a very grey and yucky winter, and sunny days have been far and few between!!!
Anyhoo, I digress. It were a beautiful day and both days we got big huge walks - yesterday in the park, and today in the neighbourhood. The snow is melting nicely and there is much more room to go walking. Mommy is very pleased about that. So today we took our walk up the street, and down some side streets, to look at the sights, bark the bark, walk the walk. It was PAWSOME. We were being great little pups, trainin' for our speed-walking and sled-pulling combination trial (Mommy needs exercise anyway, BOL!), when I stopped to pee on a pole. Izzy, the little rascal extraordinaire, hopped over me to get a higher position on the grass, and peed too. ON MY HEAD. Mommy was laughing hysterically, and there was pee everywhere, and I had to shake it off once I realized what that little rascal did. Honestly, Izzy, you are almost three, going on three months! NOD GUD.
When Mommy stopped laughing, we went home and had a leg bath to get all the salt and sand off our legs, and Mommy made sure to give my head a good wash too. That Izzy (shakes head).
January 21st 2011 4:14 pm
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Mommy feels pretty bad cause I am sick again!!! Yesterday she found somebody's poopy in the house, and she was pretty sure it was mine. Then I had to go out urgently in the middle of the night. Then again this morning. Then I threw up a treat Mommy gave me. And then I poopied in the house again :( it were an emergency, and Mommy was gone for three hours! In hindsight, she said she would have put me in the crate, but oh well. She cleaned up my mess (I felt real bad too), and then called the V-E-T. Our super sweet vet squeezed us in, and we went this afternoon. Yup, as Mommy suspected, I have another case of colitis. This is the third time in a year, and Mommy and Mama are really careful with my food, so it's apparent that I am not reacting well to something, or I'm just super sensitive. So, time for another food change. This time we are going to try Medi-Cal Gastro. My poor belly makes lots of gurgles, and Mommy hates to see me with the dire-rears. Hopefully this will help. Mommy feels like she has tried so many foods with me! Anyway, I got antibiotics (unrelated - my ears were slightly inflamed too!), and probiotics to take as well, to help build the healthy bacteria in my stomach.
Mommy knows it's not really her fault, but she still feels that she should have been able to figure it out before I got too bad again. Please send POP that I get better soon, cause it's not fun having a bad belly.
December 29th 2010 6:48 am
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There is an intruder on my page, and he has a very suspicious nose. I think he has an "in" with Rudolph. GET him!!!!
November 6th 2010 7:51 pm
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OMD! I caught a MOUSE!!!! There was a big commotion when Mommy saw it hanging from my mouf, by one paw, dangling all fragile-like, and she screamed bloody murder. Sheesh, you would think someone died or something!!!! Anyhoo, I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me start from the beginning!
We had a freakily warm day in Newfoundland, it got up to 16 C, and the sun was out, and it was just beeyooutiful. So Mommy decided to clean up the deck outside, and we were playing outside in the leaves that Mommy is still in the process of raking up. There are a LOT of leaves due to the maple trees between ours and our neighbour Terry's yard.
Well, me, Izzy and Ben were sniffing and rooting around, playing and having a jolly time. Then I saw Izzy rooting at something under a big pile of leaves. I even saw Mommy go over to investigate, but with her inferior human eyes, she didn't see anything, so she went about her business. Well, as soon as she left, I ran over there to see what Izzy was tryin' to show me. Well, holy mother load, it was a mouse!!!
Here is where the commotion started. I grabbed it, and ran up to the deck to Mommy. She started screaming and hollerin' and saying very unladylike words. The mouse looked dead, but she's not sure if I killed it or it was already dead, and I'm not sayin' a word.
Let's just say it's a good thing for Mommy that Terry was next door puttering around in his shed. He heard her scream, and came to see what was the matter. Izzy and Ben protected the frontier while Terry let himself in and went to see. Mommy was hollerin' about a mouse, and he started to LAUGH!!! As if catching your big first kill is funny! Harumph! Mommy didn't think it was funny either. Anyway, he came up, and I dropped the mouse on the patio. Terry determined that it was dead, then PICKED it up with his BARE HANDS (these are Mommy's caps lock letters, by the way), and threw it over the fence!! OMD! It was terrible. There went my big prize, sailing over the fence to a new land. Terry laughed and told me I was like a cat, bein' a mouser. He obviously doesn't know or appreciate the history of terriers. Neither does Mommy.
Needless to say, she had to go lie down. Now she's chasing the memory away of my furry little prize with that Mexican beer. Hmm, wonder if there are mice in Mexico?!
October 31st 2010 5:36 pm
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Dear Dogster HQ,
we have been big fans of dogster since we first joined four years ago. We have made lots of new friends, and contacts, and learned lots of information. We would have even said that Dogster was one of the best sites on the internet!
Some of the changes you have made recently have been challenging for us, your regular users. A lot of pups and their pawrentals have been saying how hard it is to navigate, and how the old site was better. We agree with that, but we got used to it. But the newest changes are the most confusing! The way the list of your pup pals activities comes up is not easy to understand. For example, if you click on where someone responds to a diary, the pup who actually wrote the diary does not come up, rather the commenter, so you can't actually tell whose diary it is! This is very confusing and annoying. If you had to change just one thing about this new process, could you at least change it so we can actually see what diary entry our friends have commented on?!
Rudy (and Mommy Sarah)
October 29th 2010 6:31 pm
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Mommy made a video in response to the "It Gets Better" Campaign, about anti-gay bullying. The message is especially to those who are being bullied, and those who have the position to stop it. If you would like, take a listen. I'm in it! A few pups have mentioned what a good girl I was in the video. If you listen real hard you can hear Izzy's collar jingling in the background.
Rudy and Mommy
October 10th 2010 5:39 am
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Mommy entered me in the dogster photo contest! I am in the category, "Best Costume or Shades"! Please vote for me, I would really appreciate it!
Vote for Rudy
October 8th 2010 5:42 am
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OMD Dogster, thank you so much for making me a diary pick of the day! I am so honoured! Of course, I am inspired by a bunch of literary pups in Schnauzers Rule, like Lexie, Zoe, Ernie George, Fizzy, Zaidie and others!
It's great to be a dog and have your own personal typist. Without having opposable thumbs, it would be quite hard. At least my typist is fast, and doesn't make too many mistakes. BOL.
Well, I didn't get Mom to post this on facebook (too 'barrassing!) but I have had to have another visit to the vet. Turns out I have colitis! I puked five times the day before yesterday, and I had some blood coming out of the other end. Sheesh. Mommy and Mama FREAKED and called the e-vet, who, after we explained all the symptoms, told us to wait until morning (yesterday). We did, and went to our regular vet, who did a - privacy please - exam, and said that my tummy and insides felt good, and that likely I had eaten something that really bothered me. So I am on some more antibiotics until this clears up. I haven't thrown up since Wednesday night, thank goodness, and there seems to be no more blood coming out. Yay! This is all very heartbreaking to Mom, cause she knows the dangers of possible pancreatitis with schnauzers, and yet she still didn't stop Poppy from giving me a taste of hamburger on Tuesday night. We don't know if that was it or not, but it sure tasted good. Now Mom has laid down the IRONCLAD LAW that I get no no no more people food! Even from my beloved Poppy. Sheesh. Overreact much?! No, seriously, I guess it is in my best interest. Izzy and Ben had a taste of hamburger too, and they were fine, so I obviously have a very tricky and sensitive stomach.
Anyhoo, I am feeling 100% better today, and all those diary pick rosettes that I got made me feeling sick yesterday that much more tolerable. I love you guys!
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