Catahoula Leopard Dog
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Home:Sherwood Park, Collingwood Cov, a, Canada  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Matti

Matti-Matti Two Tone, Floopy lips, Wiggle butt, Smushy

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

March 17th 2006

Big sister Holly, Food - any food, hugs

waiting - for anything

Favorite Toy:
Big sister Holly - she's a big chew toy, bones

Favorite Food:
What isn't?

Favorite Walk:
Blackfoot Nature Reserve; "the smells, Mommy, the smells!!"

Best Tricks:
Supper dance, kisses

Arrival Story:
We had been thinking of getting another Catahoula for some time, but the right dog just hadn't come along. While posting on a Catahoula forum site on Dogster, I noticed a new dog listed named Matthew who was up for adoption. I pulled up his page and read all about him and realized that he was the dog for us. He would fit in perfect in our little household. I e-mailed his foster mom and after a thorough screening process, Matti was ours.

We think that Matti had a pretty rough beginning. When his foster mom found him, he was a poor starving pup roaming the streets with a rope wrapped around his neck. She managed to get him home and found that he was a very affectionate little boy that loved to be around other dogs, but was pretty shy around people - no surprise after his puppyhood. We can only speculate on his early months; we're just glad that it didn't ruin his personality. He is now a wonderful, loving guy with a thirst for life that makes him a joy to have around.

Forums Motto:
Second chances are the best chances!!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Super Creepy or Super Cool? *hmmmm...*

I've Been On Dogster Since:
May 30th 2007 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Life can be a Dream...

I'm still here!!

March 31st 2013 1:08 pm
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Hi everyone and all boofs of the world!!

I'm still here and still loving and having fun. Something new is happening in our lives. Me and holly are going to become snow-bird dogs. Mommy retired a couple of years ago and has been home full time with us. That has been so fun but recently she left and didn't come home for 2 weeks. We stayed home with Daddy and I got scared that Mommy wasn't going to come home at all. But then she showed up and starting telling us how we were going to be Snow-birds. She bought a home in Arizona and we'll be spending all of our winters there with her. No more too cold to go out and pee or too much snow. It'll be warm all of the time. I think that I'm going to miss snow but definitely not the cold. Brrr!

Exciting new chapter in our lives. Lots of new smells and new types of critters and new places to walk. There's even a dog park not too far from the new home. Wish us well, my friends - you can't be too happy (or have too many cookies)!

Matti and Holly


Birthdaversary time again!!

March 17th 2010 1:52 pm
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Hey every fur -
How are you all doing?

It's my birthdaversary again. I'm 4 years old and I've been with my Mommy and Daddy and sister Holly now for 3 years. And boy, do I love it! I have everything I want - good chow, lots of play time, and super soft beds to sleep on. (And super soft Mommy, too) I bark and bounce and wiggle and love. That's me, the Lover....

Daddy says that I'm going to get extra special attention tonight when he gets home and I get canned food. LOVE canned food.

The weather has been really nice lately. It's been above 0 deg C for a while now and all the snow is melting. Mommy better start picking up the land mines that Holly and I planted all Winter. They're really starting to show. And it's staying light out now til way past supper time. In the middle of summer it's light until after 10:00p.

Mommy hasn't taken us to run by the Lake, yet, because of last year's "Stinky" episode. Maybe we can go to the Blackfoot Rec area and play - there's a nice clean lake to swim in there. Not sure if the ice is out yet.

Other than that I've been quite a good boy lately. Except for when Mommy or Daddy picks me up at Puppies. I, umm, well.... I "grabbed" a woman's arm when leaving Puppies a few weeks ago. I only chomped the jacket (I don't bite, you know) and that woman was getting pretty close to my Mommy even after I growled at her and so now whenever I leave Puppies I have to wear a m..., a m...., OK I'll just say it. A muzzle, I have to wear a muzzle. Quit laughing at me. I hate it, i hate it - how can I protect Mommy if my nose is all pinched up? It's only until we get into the car, but I let Mommy know that it's not fun. As soon as I get in the car, I hide my head and try to pull it off, but Mommy takes it off right away. She says that it's not cause I was bad, it's so I won't be bad. i don't get it. Sometimes it's hard to know what Mommy's and Daddy's want.

Well, I'll go now and wait for my special supper. Mmmmm, supper. there I go getting wiggly again. Boof to you all soon,

Lickers, Matti


Do I have ta?

February 5th 2010 3:10 pm
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Mommy says that I should be trying to keep up with my diary to let all my friends know how I'm doing. I guess I can boof a few words (I tend to do a lot of that - Mommy says my vocabulary is huge!!!).

You should see me these days - sleek, fat, pampered and spoiled - who woulda thunk it? Me, living la dolce vita.... And good life it is. The Life of Matti; wish all puppies could have it as good as me.

Mommy bought me a t-shirt the other day on Punk Rock It's black and it says "Mama's Little Monster" like the Social Distortion song. It's a t-shirt, but it's also my jammies. I'm so proud when I wear it, and pretty darn cute, if I say so myself. I'm usually not in to wearing "clothes", but I do like this one.

There's not too much new in my life. Daddy got a new truck and they bought a new travel trailer. Mommy and Daddy say we're going to do lots of camping this year and maybe in another year or two we'll get to travel down to Utah and see my roots. I'd love to see Foster Mommy Barbara again and maybe we can go visit at Best Friends. But Daddy says British Columbia this year and then we'll see. I'll tell you a secret - the new trailer has Air Conditioning!! Whoo Hooo!! I can't wait!

Mommy says that she doesn't know if dogs can get PTSD, but if they can then I have it. I'll be fine for a while and then a noise or a bad dream will scare me and I run and hide. Mommy tells me that she will never ever let anyone or anything hurt me, but I just get so scared that I forget. Maybe some day, if I'm really lucky, I'll forget my puppyhood and just live in the moment like all good puppies are supposed to do.

In the meantime and in between time - love ya all! Lickers!!


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