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Soooo Sleeeepy....

October 20th 2013 8:31 pm
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Maybe it's the birthday cake. Maybe it's all the leaves in the backyard that need wranglin...maybe it's just trying to think up an excellent Halloween costume to wear this year, but I'm TIRED.

Dog tired.

I fell asleep on a pile of laundry today and my mom didn't even see me! That's how nestled in I was. Scared the fur off me when she reached down to grab a pile of laundry and I was in it, though.

Note to self: Have nothing to do with laundry. Ever.

Zzzzzzzzzz....

 

Welp, folks. I'm 8.

October 15th 2013 7:53 pm
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I know, I know, I don't look a day over two. And frankly, I don't feel a day over two (maybe three after a long day of playtime, but three, tops.) I mean, for cryin out loud, I started my day with a serious case of the puppy zoomies, so age is just a number.

You know, when I was wandering the streets as a young infant for those 4-6 days, I couldn't imagine making it to 8 years old. If I remembered that partial week, I'd probably be really, really upset.

Good thing all I can remember is my mom and dad and grandma and grandpa loving me and playing with L-O-U-I-E (don't say his name out loud three times, it will summon him, and I'm tired.)

I'm a pretty lucky dude. I have a lot of people who love me and the best little brutha in the whole, wide world.

I may not be a youngster, but I'm going to sleep well tonight knowing I have it pretty, pretty good.

Thanks for the birthday wishes you guys have sent me! My Dogster friends are AWESOME!

 

DIARY OF THE DAY????!!!

March 9th 2013 5:34 pm
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Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh! My diary was Diary of the Day! I don't even know what that means...did they pick one day or all of them? I have to figure this out. In the meantime, I have to compose a really gripping, amazing and totally readable diary for today since clearly the reason they picked ME was because my diary is totally readable, amazing and gripping. RIGHT? It's not like it's just some randomly generated thing, pfft!

Hmmm.

Hmmm....well....I....

I got nothing people.

Total diary block.

 

Let's Celebrate!

March 1st 2013 8:49 am
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Today is March 1st. And it also happens to be what Louie and I call his Happy Happy Day!

It's not the day he came to live with us. It's his birthday! Well, as close to it as we can get since he doesn't seem to remember his actual birthday and that's the day the shelter says he was born.

Today, I will be making a white rice and chicken cake for Lou (shhhh, don't tell him, okay?) and presenting it to him with a grrrr grrrr grrrrrroooowooo expressing my best wishes to the best little (but bigger) brother in the universe!

Happy Happy Day Louie!

 

OH MY GOSH, LOUIE IS THE DOG OF THE DAY!

February 22nd 2013 9:06 am
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I'm so excited today for my little, bigger brother Louie who is Dogster's Dog of the Day today!!

I know this means a lot to him. About five years ago, we were taking a stroll together and he mentioned two things he really wanted to do in his life. One was a two week backpacking trip in Nepal. The other was being Dogster's DOTD!

Louie and I both feel like we haven't spent enough time recently on Dogster with our old buddies, so hopefully we can find more time in our busy schedule of perimeter securing and garden plant approval to be here more often.

Right now, he's so excited that he's literally bouncing off the walls (I locked myself in the closet with my laptop to avoid being injured, don't worry about me!) and yelling, "LOUIE BE DOG OF THE DAY! FEEEEED LOUIE COOKIES! KING LOUIE! DOTD LOUIE!"

So, three cheers to King Louie, and to Dogster and all our buddies who are so rad!

(Hey, Lou, next stop...Nepal!)

-Jack

 

Well this sucks....

March 15th 2011 1:36 pm
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I guess I need to learn to read directions better. I recently wrote a post (see below) that honored my little (but bigger) bro Louie Louie, but I accidentally saved it to my account rather than published it. So without further adieu, a very belated Birthday Wish for Lou Who....

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Hey, y'all! Long time no woof. Today is my bigger little bro's birthday! He's the big 0-4 today and even though I wasn't too thrilled when he showed up on our doorstep lo those many years ago, I sure am happy he's my bro now. Lou, you're fun (when you're not biting me or stealing my stuff/food/bed) and I love playing with you anytime, anywhere. We make a good duo, right? Here's to many more years of fun brotherly love, kiddo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Love,
Your Big Little Bro, Jack

 

Tagged....by Brutus!

December 15th 2010 9:11 pm
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Well, Louie and I tried to duck and dodge, but Brutus tagged us! (Oh Brutus, you sure can run fast!)

So, tag, we're it!

Whats your name?

Hmmm..."Jack." I think. It might also be "Uh oh."

Any Nicknames?

Snack. Jackie Jack. Hairball. Eyes. Muppet face.

Whats your favorite toy?

Without a doubt, my orange Rogz bone. They don't make 'em anymore, so my mom stocked up on several dozen. But guess what? I don't want any of 'em. Just my one, grody old half chewed up orange bone.

Your favorite treat?

That's a toughie. Anything that resembles chicken. I'm also partial to rice. And occasionally my mommy gives me plain pasta or a small piece of egg or cheese. I had a cracker today. That was good. Basically, I take after my dad and if there's a green veggie in my bowl I don't really want to have anything to do with it.


Were you from a rescue, breeder, etc?

I'm not sure where I was from ORIGINALLY but somehow I wound up on the streets and ended up in a shelter at the ripe old age of 2 months. That was kinda scary. But it all worked out well......


Do you love Dogster?

Let me think....YES!!!!!


AROOOOOOO!!!!!!

All right buddies, I'm gonna be tagging you, start runnin'......

 

I HAVE NEWS.

May 27th 2010 7:36 pm
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Well, I have an announcement. Yesterday was a big, big day for me. It started off as a regular day. Breakfast was uneventful, then I had my morning walk and poop...everything seemed to be in order.

I arrived at My Doggie Daycare Place (aka Jackland) at approximately 8:30 a.m. My father dropped me off. Everything seemed exactly as I left it.

But little did I know something would happen approximately 3.5 hours later that would be SO EPIC it would change my life forever.

Something that in a bazillion years I'd never considered. EVER.

That's right, people. I went in the pool.

Now, I'm not going to lie. I didn't exactly jump in of my own free will. My auntie Jamie was working that day and she vowed to get me in the pool this summer. I had not heard this, obviously, as I would have NEVER let her get within a 20 yards of me ever again.....but she caught me unawares.

She dunked me in and pretty soon I was flying! Well, sort of. I was swimming. SWIMMING, PEOPLE. SWIMMING. ME!!!!!

Apparently, I am an excellent swimmer. I just sort of went with the flow and all the girls who work there were, like, totally impressed with my doggie paddle prowess. Also impressed were the girls of our species, who I *think* thought I was a stud muffin for going in and being all brave and stuff. And they liked my style. My freestyle.

My only concern, and I did talk to mom about this, is that next time I would like some trunks. Maybe board shorts would be good for me. Because, see, when I got out of the water, I was all wet and my fur separated all over and dripped and the girls, they could see EVERYTHING. Which was very embarrassing for me. I ran under a deck chair.

But aside from THAT whole thing....

I SWAM. LIKE A FISHIE. IN DA WATER.

How ya like me now????

 

This Might Be The Best Thing Ever.

April 15th 2010 6:35 pm
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Today, I have a bit of a serious but uplifting diary entry.

Proof that some dogs just need to be given that chance when everyone else has given up on them or turned away.

This is dedicated to all my friends who were sprung from the shelters by their moms and dads, and all those who are still hoping to find their forever homes.

http://maniacworld.com/rescued-an-hour-before-euthanasia .html

 

Best Wishes for Django!

March 16th 2010 12:18 pm
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Hey guys,

There's a great little doggie here named Django who has been diagnosed with a brain stem tumor. His peeps are making a long trip with him to get him treatment.

I know he's trying so hard to get better and his people are probably beside themselves with worry right now, anticipating his treatment and hopeful for his recovery.

If you can, take a minute to encourage all of them over at his page.

http://www.dogster.com/dogs/1118703

He's a real nice pup and maybe if we all think really, really good thoughts for him he'll get better faster!

AROOOOO!

Get well, Django!

 
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