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Pawcademy Awards!!!

February 25th 2008 6:52 pm
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Tonight was so wonderful. Finnegan, Winston and I went to the Pawcademy Awards. Both Winston and I were nominees for awards. I was wearing the John Howliano creation that was made for Heidi Klum. She had auctioned it off as part of The Heart Truth campaign to raise awareness about women and heart disease. And I won it! Both Finn & Winston looked very handsome in their tuxedos. We went in the limo with the Triad and lots of other pups. Everyone looked so elegant. And of course some of the boys were really funny! Tot & Kiki showed up at the last minute, in time to get their award - we were so happy to see them! So were the Triad boys. Uno & Finn were quite a spectacular looking couple. I think everyone had a great time. Samson & Maddie did an awesome job with the awards ceremony.

And guess what, I won!!! Most Caring Pup!!! Here's my speech-

OMD - you are all the dearest! My deepest thanks to my Schnauzers Rule friends for voting for me. This is an unbelievable honor and a complete surprise. I want to share this award with my co-nominees: Milly & Maddie, without whose contributions to our group would not even allow me the place to show how much I care about everyone. Special thanks to my family (furred and furless), for their untiring support in my efforts on Dogster. And to my boyfriend Murphy, whose love and support always encourages me to express myself.


Then to top it off, John Travolta had space on his 747 and gave us a ride home. Off to dreamland....



Irish Saying for my Dogster Pals

February 22nd 2008 2:22 pm
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Last year after our Schnauzers Rule St. Patrick's Day Party & Parade, Russell a handsome schnauzer from Ireland, left us with this saying...

May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your window pane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Thanks Russell. Hope you are well.



A wonderful poem

February 5th 2008 4:16 pm
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Samantha posted this in the Schnauzers Rule group today! Really gets to the heart of things!


“I am your dog, and I have a little something I’d like
to whisper in your ear. I know that you humans lead
busy lives. Some have to work, some have children to
raise. It always seems like you are running here and
there, often much too fast, often never noticing the
truly grand things in life. Look down at me now, while
you sit there at your computer. See the way my dark
brown eyes look at yours? They are slightly cloudy
now. That comes with age. The gray hairs are beginning
to ring my soft muzzle.

You smile at me; I see love in your eyes. What do you
see in mine? Do you see a spirit? A soul inside, who
loves you as no other could in the world? A spirit
that would forgive all trespasses of prior wrong doing
for just a simple moment of your time? That is all I ask.
To slow down, if even! for a few minutes to be with me.

So many times you have been saddened by the words
you read on that screen, of others of my kind, passing.
Sometimes we die young and oh so quickly, sometimes
so suddenly it wrenches your heart out of your throat.
Sometimes, we age so slowly before your eyes that you
may not even seem to know until the very end, when we
look at you with grizzled muzzles and cataract clouded eyes.
Still the love is always there, even when we must take
that long sleep, to run free in a distant land.

I may not be here tomorrow; I may not be here next
week. Someday you will shed the water from your eyes,
that humans have when deep grief fills their souls,
and you will be angry at yourself that you did not
have just “One more day” with me.

Because I love you so, your sorrow touches my spirit
and grieves me. We have NOW, together. So come, sit
down here next to me on the floor, and look deep into
my eyes.

What do you see? If you look hard and deep enough we
will talk, you and I, heart to heart. Come to me not
as “alpha” or as “trainer” or even “Mom or Dad,” come
to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us
look deep into one another’s eyes, and talk. I may tell
you something about the fun of chasing a tennis ball, or
I may tell you something profound about myself, or
even life in general.

You decided to have me in your life because you wanted
a soul to share such things with. Someone very
different from you, and here I am. I am a dog, but I am
alive. I feel emotion, I feel physical senses, and I
can revel in the differences of our spirits and souls.

I do not think of you as a “Dog on two feet” — I know
what you are. You are human, in all your quirkiness,
and I love you still.

Now, come sit with me, on the floor. Enter my world,
and let time slow down if only for 15 minutes. Look
deep into my eyes, and whisper to my ears. Speak with
your heart, with your joy and I will know your true
self. We may not have tomorrow, and life is oh so very


Back to normal?

February 3rd 2008 1:12 am
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Everything seems back to normal with my health. I've been back on my kibble for 2 days now without any problems. Mom doesn't stop watching me though and I guess I'm getting used to that. I usually like my distance from everyone when I sleep. Yesterday morning I got in bed with her and snuggled for a while, and tonight after our evening walk I fell asleep on mom's lap. So I guess it's not back to normal, it's better than normal lately. Besides, who like being called "normal", that's like saying your average. And as any schnauzer knows, we aren't average!




January 27th 2008 6:10 pm
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Yesterday we announced that we're stepping down from being administrators for the Schnauzers Rule group. Our family has a lot going on right now and mom doesn't have time to get the job done. So after thinking about it and talking with Milly, we've decided to just be members in the group. It's with mixed feelings that we do that. We've really enjoyed helping all of the other members of the group. But we've made some very good friends and that has made it all worthwhile - you know who you are!!!!

My health is stable right now. Mom has been watching me and caring for me every day. Last weekend she missed 3 nights of sleep in a row. She has pretty much caught up now so that she has the energy to keep up with everyone besides me! She has worked really hard to help me recover. We're going to see Dr. Porte soon to discuss where we go from here.

We worry about Murphy every day. His health is up and down too. I guess we're becoming senior citizens now. We certainly talk about our health & poops every day - BOL!!! Who would've thought that's how it would be. Big smooches to you Murphy, my man. I love you just the way you are.

Tot has seemed to recover nicely. We're really thankful for that. Maybe she won't have to talk about poop anymore - BOL!!!


This was the message about stepping down. Everyone has been really nice about it. I've received a lot of great pmails and presents and messages in the group.

Hi to all members of Schnauzers Rule,

I have decided to step down from my position as admin in our group. I had shared with Milly last December that it was my intention to do this after the beginning of the year. Although she and others encouraged me to hang in, life is too busy to make the time commitment it takes to do this job.

I've had some wonderful times with this group. I joined Dogster right after my Annie had crossed the Rainbow Bridge. It was a really difficult time for me. I couldn't talk about it for a while, so I decided to find some fun with fellow schnauzers with Georgie. And boy have I had fun. This group has brought laughter, tears, friendship and eventually a lot of work!!! It helped me work through my grief and opened my heart fully again, so Finnegan & now Winston could join our family. Thank you all for that! I've enjoyed sharing the fun and information everyone had to offer. As far as admin duties, I started out by asking Milly's mom if I could add our birthdays to the events calendar since the group wanted that. I thought it would be a one time assignment then I would be done. But as our dear Milly had to spend less time with the group due to her own illness, I tried to step in and help her mother, maintaining her remarkable way of offering friendliness & helpfulness. The group has grown, admin has grown, there is so much going on now. What a wonderful sight and site!!! I've been dealing alot with my own Georgie's health issues in the last few months and it's led me to step back and reprioritize my activities. And on the human side, I'm about to be a grandmother for the first time! So our family has a lot going on and to look forward to in the future.

Thank you for your support and ideas along the way. Thank you Milly for letting me help you. Thanks to our other admin Samson & Maddie. It has been wonderful providing some of the leadership for the group, but it's time to step back! I'll still participate in the group though. I couldn't do without Schnauzers Rule!


Valentine tagged again!!!

January 24th 2008 11:06 pm
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I was Valentine Tagged again by Skeeter & T-Bone!
I am going to tell you 5 Valentine wishes, and then tag 5 friends with a p-mail or rosette.
They will then write a diary entry and tag 5 friends with a pmail or rosette, and so on and so on ;}

1. I wish that I remain healthy all of the time.
2. I wish mom and dad could be home all of the time.
3. I wish all rescues could get homes for Valentine's day.
4. I wish that all doggies could get a family as great as mine.
5. I wish all my doggie pals a beautiful day filled with love!

I'm tagging these pals of mine:



Daddy's girl

January 24th 2008 10:36 pm
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Do I have Daddy wrapped around my little paw!!! I've been home with Dad all week. He's been giving me my carefully proportioned meals that mom has placed in baggies, giving me my extra walks to make sure I'm doing my duty, and giving me lots of belly rubs. All I have to do is the loving brown eyed girl lowering of the eyelids, and I can get him to give me a few extra kibble for a snack!!! Woo hoo!!! Mom better not find out. My human sister was home last week and showed me how it's done. Just call Daddeeeeee!!!! and he comes to see what his little girl needs. Thanks for the tip sis!

Today I had two regular sized meals of chicken, rice & kibble. It's the first time in a week. Mom thinks I'm almost back to normal. She's keeping her fingers crossed that I make it through the weekend without any more problems. So far so good.



I like being taken care of....

January 22nd 2008 8:36 pm
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It's not bad when you have one of your parents home all day, and they feed you 4 times!!!! That is really cool. And they take you on extra walks cuz they're so focused on you doing your duty. My portions are a little bigger now, and I'm tolerating them and I'm less hungry. I didn't have to take the anti-nausea medicine. How long do you think I can string this sympathy out???



Same old, same old...

January 21st 2008 9:15 pm
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Mom is still starving me...this must be abuse, doncha think??? I had meals every 3 hrs today but they're small...sigh! But I did keep them down. I went for a walk with mom this am and she was happy about that. She talked to Dr. Kim today. We're going to try some anti-nausea medicine to see if I can eat some more - YAY - we love Dr. Kim's way of thinking. But if it comes back, then I have to go for an endoscopy. We hope that doesn't happen!

Good news is that Molly was one of the dogster diary picks of the day!!! YAY!!! Not bad for a shih tzu, huh? Actually, she's a real sweetie and funny too. We love you Molly.



Yet another day...

January 20th 2008 11:43 pm
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Well, today was slightly better than yesterday. Dinner didn't stay down again last night. So mom decided to give me several small meals today. It seems that it worked, although I didn't like it! After every meal, I kept sitting in mom's line of sight and gave her mean looks. It didn't get me any more food but I did get cuddled a lot. She kept checking my belly all day - no privacy around here when you're sick. But her tactics worked and so far I've kept it all down. I did go for a great walk today and even ran a couple of times. Mom was amazed I had so much energy. I also had a formed poop so she says something got digested and that's a good sign. Tomorrow I go to the vet for an xray to see if I have a partial bowel obstruction. Wish me luck!


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