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A Diary Pick!

January 22nd 2013 12:29 am
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Wow, I was a Dogster diary pick today!!! Thank you Dogster for always showing us support.

I had a great birthday. It was too cold for a motorcycle ride, so dad took me for a car ride, then a walk through town and down by the harbor. I met lots of other dogs and people. One Jack Russell sneaked up on my behind with his cold nose and I didn't like that BOL!!! And I told him so!!! Mom wasn't with us but she knew right where it happened. She said that dog hangs out in front of this restaurant every day, and she usually avoids walking by there. But dad didn't know BOL!!!

After we returned home, mom had some special treats for us. Then we all played out in the yard. It was cold but sunny, better than rain for playing outside.

It was a good day.



Happy 8th Birthday Finnegan!!!

January 20th 2013 1:48 am
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Happy 8th Birthday to my big lover boy, Finnegan. You've been with me for 6 years now, and has that time passed quickly. You are a very special boy who has been through so much in life. Two previous owners, then at 2 years of age coming to your permanent home and family. You had to learn everything that you should've as a puppy. But you are so smart and so quick, it wasn't hard for you. You've had so many family members leave - 2 sisters and 3 kitties, and 3 more siblings joined the family. Then we moved to Oregon last year. You have been so flexible and easy going about all of the changes. Always trusting me. We've had many adventures so far, and I'm sure there will be many more to come. This year we'll explore more of Oregon's beaches and trails. You've met a lot of other dogs here this past year and you've done so well, maybe we'll get into some type of specialty training! Let's see what the year will bring us.

One thing for sure, is that you're loved & always will be loved! You are such a joyful, loving dog and all I can see is that you continue to have this much fun in life. Thank you for bringing it to mine! Happy Birthday baby boy!

love mom


Happy 7th Birthday Finnegan!

January 21st 2012 2:30 am
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Today was my 7th birthday and I had a blast. I got to go on a motorcycle ride with my dad! I posted the photo on my page. Dad said I was so good. Then I went for a walk with my mom. It was raining so we skipped the beach walk BOL! But soon as it clears up, mom says we can go to the beach. Then I got some yummy treats, which I shared with everyone. And of course mom got me a new sweater! We played outside and inside today. It was a good day!



Happy Birthday to my sweet boy Finnegan. We are so happy you are in our family. Time flies when you're having fun, I can't believe you're already 7!!! You came to live with us when you were 2. You'd already been in 2 other homes, their loss, our gain. You weren't trained and you were rambunctious. Our 2 seniors Georgie & Molly had to have a lot of patience with your puppy energy!!! So Winston came to live with us so you would have a playmate. And boy have you had a lot of fun together. We've taken so many vacations together with your favorite being at the beach.

You've always been so kind. When Georgie had difficulty walking once, you supported her with your snout under her chin. When NeeNee joined our family and was frightened of everyone, you played with her so gently. You have a heart of gold! Every time everyone comes in from outdoors, you wait at the door until everyone is in before you relax. Whenever we leave the house, we tell you that you are in charge because we know you'll take care of the others.

You, Winston, Lily and NeeNee went through training with Uncle Matty. You were the star pupil. You are so well trained that we now can walk without a leash since you know voice and hand commands. I'm so proud of you.

We moved to Oregon a few months ago and you have settled in. You're loving all the new places and things to do, especially with all of the new outdoors space and smells.

You hold a special place in my heart, you big ole lover boy. I love how you jump up into my lap for some loving in the evenings. I can't imagine life without you. I hope you enjoyed your special day, a day that we celebrate you Finnegan!!!

love mom


The Hunt, and then some...

July 17th 2011 11:05 pm
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Woo hoo, we really got wound up last night right before bedtime. Dad let us (Finn, Winston & Lily) out to go potty. And right across the lawn between our back steps and the guest house was a SKUNK!!!! All three of us charged across the lawn and surrounded the skunk. Mom was in another part of the house and heard dad bellowing at us. She ran outside and saw all three of us around it. She started yelling too! The skunk had his tail up and was stamping his feet. Mom saw me shake my head. Winston decided he better back off. Lily thought she might charge the skunk, but with both mom & dad yelling, she decided she better go to mom. I was the last to leave, and the only one to get sprayed! Pee Yew!!! Of course, even though it was midnite now I had to have a bath. Everyone was so hyper it was hard to get everyone settled down. Lily had to go in a crate for sleeping and Winston kept pacing for hours. I was a lot more sobered from the experience after having a bath suddenly, so I curled up and went to sleep. To dream of the next hunt!!!



Hawk Fight!!!

July 16th 2011 10:31 pm
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Tonight when mom & I were taking a walk, there were 2 hawks fighting. They were on the street with their wings spread out, screeching, running at and hitting each other with their beaks. There was another one behind one of them on someone's lawn. That one also had their wings spread out but wasn't moving around too much. Mom stopped our walk before we got to them, but I wanted to go get them!!! Of course I was on a leash so couldn't reach them. My jumping around made them stop. Then 2 of them flew into a tree, and the other one flew into another tree on the opposite side of the street. We had to walk right through where they were fighting so mom was a little worried they might swoop down and attack us or something. But she didn't have anything to fear, I would've taken care of them!!! We didn't see any evidence of something they may have been fighting over. Mom says it was probably 2 guys fighting over a girl. BOL! We continued on our walk without any more action.

Wish we would've gotten pictures of me trying to get the hawks! I would've looked so brave for Uno!!!



Happy 6th Birthday Finnegan!!!

January 20th 2011 7:51 pm
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Happy Birthday, sweet boy! I can't believe you've been with us for 4 years already. You joined us right before your 2nd birthday. I don't think you've slowed down much. We've been through a lot together, and you've always been my boy, always looking after mom. I have a secret for your birthday present. We didn't get to do much today since Winston had his little surgery yesterday. But you're gonna love it...we're going to the beach this weekend. WOOHOO your favorite thing in the world. I know you're going to be so happy. So Happy Birthday Finnegan. I look forward to many, many more.

love mom


Grooming Day

December 2nd 2010 1:53 am
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Winston and I went to our new groomer today. It was our second visit there. It was a different lady than the one who groomed us the first visit. Mom thinks they are doing a super job. She didn't get any pictures, but she says we're starting to look a lot like schnauzers now! And she keeps sniffing me and telling me how good I smell - sheesh! I don't know what all the fuss is about.

After grooming we went to a new park. There were so many new smells there. We had to stay on leash because I kept running all over the place to sniff everything. But it was ok because it was a great place. I hope we go there every time we get groomed...hint, hint...

Tonight, mom started pulling out all of these bright, shiny things called Christmas decorations. It makes me nervous when she starts going into her closets and digging through stuff. Last time she did that she packed a bag and went away for Thanksgiving week. But she assures me that this month, there will be NO travel. We're going to have Christmas at home! Whoopee!!!


Back in the Groove

November 17th 2010 5:20 pm
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Fall is here in Northern California. We've been having temperatures in the 70s this week. Great walking weather. All the trees are full of nuts and berries, and the squirrels are everywhere. This is prime squirrel hunting time.

It sure is a change from the 2 weeks we spent in Oregon! It was cold, windy and rainy or foggy!!! We were right on the coast by my uncle's house. We got to go on a lot of walks and to the beach if wasn't raining. MY FAVORITE! But we spent time with lots of family having big dinners, getting lots of pets. So even though the weather wasn't the best, mom was really happy to be with her brothers and their wives!!!

Since I've been home I've been finding dead animal carcasses/bones. Mom & dad don't know what they are - probably squirrel they think. They have caught me twice with them lately hehehe!

Also, one night mom opened the back door to take us out for our last potty. It was about 11:30 pm. I shot out the door as fast as I could and didn't even hear mom yelling at me. I wouldn't go back to her, so she came out with a flashlight looking for me. I was standing over a POSSUM! It wouldn't move and neither would I. We were behind the guest house, so mom thought she'd go around the other way to get me. In the meantime, the possum rolled up in a ball, I got bored and wandered back to mom. Now she won't let me out after dark! Sheesh!

But life is good. The holidays are coming so I know mom will be in a good mood! And we'll probably get some good eats.


Would you vote for me in the World's Coolest Contest?

October 11th 2010 5:45 pm
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Vote for Finnegan in the World's Coolestdog pictures & breed info


The Hero Dogs of 9/11

September 12th 2010 10:51 pm
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Mom wanted to share this video about the search and rescue dogs who helped after 9/11.

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