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I have been tagged by Mr. Duffy McDuff , Holly Elise and- Rudy Patudy!

January 4th 2009 5:17 pm
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This is a game to help us all get to know each other.
The rules are simple, just state 7 facts about yourself and post them in your diary so we can all learn more about you. Then tag 7 pals, who have not yet been tagged, to continue the fun. Copy and send this note to let them know they've been tagged and to come and read your diary. Post the names of the pups you tagged in your diary so everyone will know. That’s it.
So come and read my seven facts, okay?

1. I am engaged to my sweetie Duncan and someday we will get around to setting a date!
2. I love the snow!
3. I love to swim!
4. I love agility classes!
5. I love going for long walks and sniffing everything!
6. I love going for car rides!
7. I love to play with my cousin Bonnie!

The 7 friends that I am tagging are:

1. Georgie
2. Madison
3. Gilbert
4. Sandy SD
5. Teddi Sue
6. Trudy
7. Tank

 

Thank you Dogster and Catster

March 23rd 2009 9:02 pm
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Yesterday I lost my best friend. My sweetheart Duncan crossed over The Rainbow Bridge. My doggy heart was broken at the loss of him. He had been my special friend from the time that I joined Dogster and
a huge part of my life. We had so many adventures together and we were looking forward to many more. But he is not lost to me. He is still here in my heart and I can find him here on Dogster. He is so loved by so many on Dogster and Catster. I have seen his picture everywhere. So many have joined the photo stroll to show their feelings for him. His page is filled with love and good wishes. I thank you all for doing this.

 

May 17, 2009 Our Wedding

June 3rd 2009 6:52 am
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On May 17th Duncan and I had our wedding in Jerusalem. Surrounded by friends and family we had a wedding we will always remember. We were very touched by how many were in attendence. We thank them all for sharing this very special time with us. We continued the celebration with a reception after the ceremony. I think the guests enjoyed their stay in Jerusalem and especially the wonderful tour given by Raja and the excellent CAT-ering provided by Tayla. Georgie and Ellie, my very good friends helped organize all the pictures and music. The day after the wedding we continued our tour of Israel and also Egypt for our honeymoon.

Much thanks to all the bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl, ring bearer, Rabbi and Cantor! Special thanks to Raja and Tayla for the all the pre-wedding festivities too! It really meant so much to Duncan and me.

 

Ice Cream Tag

June 15th 2009 2:48 pm
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I have been tagged by Georgie, Princess, Jazz and my sweet angel husband Duncan for the Ice Cream Tag!

I have to tell what type of ice cream I am. I pick......

Vanilla! Well, look at me! Okay I can be topped off with whippy cream too! 3 Chocolate chips for my eyes and my nose finish the sundae!

I think it sounds yummy. I know I would eat it if somefur gave me one!

I will tag ....

Toto, Charlie, Cinnamon, Bella and Madison!

 

Summer Tag

June 15th 2009 3:07 pm
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My good pal Buttercup has given me the summer tag .. so here I go ..
What are you excited about this summer?

1. Swimming! The pool is open!

2. Where does your mommy/daddy plan to take you to this summer?

To a dog sitter! They are going on vacation without me! I hope I have fun at the sitter's. I also hope to go to St. Louis and see my friends there.

3. What are the things YOU wanna do this summer but can't?

I wish I could travel with Mom and Dad but they say I am not allowed! What's up with that?

I am gonna tag .. Georgie - Haley Belle - Sophie

Thanks for reading my diary .. now tag three of your pals that are celebrating summer !

 

I had a reading!

June 20th 2009 7:18 am
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Gypsy looked into her crystal ball at the group "The Island" and did a reading for me!

Here is what she said:

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(Gypsy looks up from the crysal ball)from itty-bitty one you have been with your forever mom....smiles...i see a very active dog in you...and a bit of a show-off, too....(peers into her ball)...oh but i see not liking to be brushed.....(Gypsy looks hard into the cystal ball)...i see...um...a gun...wait no....bang...you playing dead....(Gypsy looks up) you silly one you like to play dead when someone finger shots you....(the cystal ball begians to glow)...i see many dogs all playing....i see different ones around.....toys....oh the cystal ball is clearing....it's a doggie day care...you enjoy your time there...(the ball starts to fade)....you my love are very muched loved and give much love back.....blessings to you Bailey.

I think she is all seeing and all knowing! Thanks Gypsy for doing my reading!

 

Traveling to St. Louis

September 26th 2009 4:16 am
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Today is the day of my big trip. I am going to go on a car trip to St. Louis with Mom and Dad. It takes about 3 1/2 hours. We are going to stay overnight in a hotel. This is the first time I have ever stayed in a hotel!

Here is the best part! Tomorrow we will get up bright and early and I will meet my good Dogster friends, Georgie and Jackson and Duffy at Purina Farms and we will be doing activities at The Doggy Olympics there. I am not sure yet if Gilbert and Buster and Pepsi are coming, I hope so.

There will be agility events, rally obedience events and lure chasing! I can't wait to do that! I think I can catch that thing. I will try real hard. There is also a costume competition and Mom is bringing my costume with.

I should have lots of new pictures and maybe even video on my page soon.

Evening

We arrived at the hotel. We had to drive through some heavy rain for awhile when we reached St. Louis but we found the hotel and checked in. Mom put my food and water dishes down but so far I am too excited to eat. I have sniffed the room real good and I am not quite sure why we are here. There is a swimming pool at this hotel. Hmmmm.....I wonder if they will let me use it.

 

Spirit of St. Louis Doggy Olympics at Purina Farms

September 27th 2009 7:35 pm
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Today we got up early and ate breakfast in our room at the hotel. We checked out and drove to Purina Farms. The hotel was very close so we were there in about 15 minutes. Purina Farms is huge and we were very impressed. We registered and bought tickets for the events and Georgie and Jackson and Duffy and their familes arrived and we went to do the events. We also saw Penelope and Sawyer and Max and Sandy there. They are all on Dogster.

It turned out that the lure coursing event had been cancelled but there was plenty to do. We did not do everything but we did the agility course, we were timed running, flyball, frisbee and manners and tricks. We also dressed up and competed in the costume contest. Georgie and Jackson won prizes for their pirate costumes. Duffy had an adorable sailor outfit. I wore my bee costume. Jackson unfortunately hurt the pad on one of his paws and could not do some of the events.

We all received ribbons and medals and certificates. It was a great day and we hated saying goodbye to our friends but we had to head home. I took some nice naps on the ride home. I hope we can go again next year. I love visiting my St. Louis Dogster friends.

 

I've Been Tagged by Sassy, George and Jake!

September 30th 2009 8:27 pm
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I've been tagged ~
So here goes!

What color is your collar?

My collar is a red Hawaiian floral print.

What kind of food do you eat?

I get Premium Edge Healthy Weight Maintenance Chicken

What is your favorite treat?

I like Bil Jac treats.

Do you have a Valentine or significant other?

Yes I do! In May I married my sweetie Duncan.

Do you get table scraps?

Yes I do and I love them and expect them.

What is your favorite toy?

My stuffed ball.

When is your Birthday?

November 1st and I will be 4 years old.

How many times do you get to eat?

I eat twice a day, morning and evening.

What is your favorite color?

Mom says that I look good in red.

Do you hope all your pals put this in your diary?

If my pals have time to do this tag.

I am tagging:

Princess
Raja The Traveler
Jewel
Crissy Edwina
Georgie
Emma
Ravan

 

I was interviewed by Raja the Traveler

October 8th 2009 5:02 am
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Raja the Traveler picked an interview with me to do on his website!

He really did an excellent job of thinking of just the right questions and created a wonderful video of my experience at the St. Louis Canine Games at Purina Farms.

I want to make sure that I save it here in my diary!

This week Raja interviews Bailey, the talented American Eskimo dog athlete. Bailey reports about all the fun she had at the Spirit of St. Louis Canine Games on Sunday, September 27. Over to you Raja…

Raja: Bailey how did you hear of the Annual Spirit of St. Louis Canine Games?

Bailey: I have some good Dogster friends that live in St. Louis. We had a meetup last year at a dog park there and planned to do this activity for this year.

Raja: Backing up, as I understand it, agility is a hobby rather than a profession for you? Is that correct?

Bailey: I have been taking lessons for two years purely for enjoyment. We have no plans to compete, but if you end the lessons, you end the experience.

Raja: So true. Specifically, how do you see your hobby benefiting your life and the lives of your humans?

Bailey: I enjoy the running and climbing and going through the tunnels and the jumps and weave poles. It is good exercise for both Mom and me. It keeps us active and it’s an activity that we do together. It also teaches obedience and trust in your handler.

Raja: Bailey you have a very good family! So let's discuss these games... You had to travel how far to get there? How did you travel and what was that hotel room like? (It was your very first hotel experience I hear.)

Bailey: We drove by car about 3 1/2 hours to St. Louis. We hit some bad rain when we got to the city, but most of the trip was made in good weather. The hotel room was very nice and I sniffed and explored it thoroughly. Mom and Dad ate in the room with me both their dinner and their breakfast. The hotel had a pool, but I believe they did not want dogs using it!

Raja: Eating in the room with you was really thoughtful. As we have noticed, many people want to travel with dogs, but they tend to neglect them and their needs when they want to do non-dog things. Your family really followed through. Plus there’s no point in upsetting an athlete before competition! Not going in the pool must have been hard. I know you have a nice pool back home and you’re an accomplished swimmer.

So, going to the actual day- When you got there, how were things set up? Did you find it easy to compete?

Bailey: When we arrived at Purina Farms the registration area was easily found and we registered and bought tickets to participate in the events. All events were for fun but some events were actually handing out prizes. You could also take your AKC Canine Good Citizen test there and there were some demonstrations such as Water Sports. They also had vendors there selling dog gift items and Purina Farms had its own gift shop and restaurant for the pawrents to eat at.

Raja: So well planned! So now what we all want to ask- How'd you do Bailey????

Bailey: I did well on the agility course, but had no interest in catching a Frisbee or Flyball. Little Georgie the Min Pin ran faster than me in the Race The Wind event. She was clocked at 18 miles per hour and I was 17 miles per hour. We all received gold medals and certificates and ribbons. Georgie and Jackson won a prize in the Costume Contest. They were pirates!

Raja: You are very agile, as we saw two weeks ago. I have no interest myself in catching a Frisbee, but I do like to pick it up and play keep away. You might like that too. You can tease your humans for hours.

Were there other furry friends there?

Bailey: I joined my good friends Georgie and Jackson and Mr. Duffy McDuff for a very fun day. Jackson unfortunately hurt the pad on his foot about lunch time and could not do any more events. He had to have it bandaged up.

Raja: I think Jackson was very brave. I’m sure he’ll be back next year. These Olympics are open to all dogs I hear... and it's a charity benefit. Can you tell us a bit about that please?

Bailey: It is open to all dogs and it is sponsored by The Spirit of St. Louis Samoyed Club and the St. Louis Samoyed Rescue. I saw many white dogs that looked similar to me only bigger. The picture of the dog pulling a cart is a Samoyed and not me. We did not try that one.

Raja: I almost thought that was you at first. But then I thought that doggie was too big.

Bailey thanks so much. Is there one final statement you want to end your interview with- anything special to share?

Bailey: I just want to say that if anyone has the opportunity to go to an event like this. it will be a wonderful day for you and your pawrents. This was such a nice day made even better because we spent it with good friends.

If you go, check out next year’s schedule eventually showing up at: www.stlsamoyed.com

Remember, it’s not the winning, but the competing that makes for big fun and games for dogs and their people.


Thanks so much Raja for choosing me! This is a big event for me. I really enjoy my yearly visit to St. Louis to see my Dogster friends.

This is the link to the website

http://traveldog.weebly.com/1/post/2009/10/all-do gs-win-at-the-spirit-of-st-louis-canine-games.html

 
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