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The Busy Hayride Weekend

October 10th 2009 6:41 pm
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This has been a very busy weekend. Buttercup and I are giving hayrides and games and parties in two groups at the same time. We are driving our great friends around in haywagons in STAFU and PDPC. We are having lots of fun sharing food and spooky stories and playing games with our furiends. The fun will continue tomorrow and we will be giving out prizes also. I hope they are having as much fun as we are!


Sitter Interview

October 11th 2009 9:20 pm
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This summer Mom and Dad hired a sitter for me to stay with while they went on vacation. They were very pleased with the girls that were watching me. They also had a very nice house with a fenced front and rear yard and it was very close to where Mom works.

Mom and Dad will be leaving at the end of this month to visit my in-laws in Las Vegas. They thought they would be leaving me with the same sitter but when she called the company she found out that the girl is now in Chicago going to law school and I would be with another sitter. Since they had never met him and since he has his own dog, we went to visit this afternoon.

It is further from home than the last place I stayed. I investigated the house and yard thoroughly and really did not want to play with Sandy, his dog. I imagine I will warm up to her when I stay there for a week. I really do enjoy going new places and sniffing everything. It is very exciting to visit a new house. Mom told him that he should feed us separately because she does not want me to get upset if Sandy tries to eat my food. It looks like I will be staying there for a week .


Another friend has gone to The Rainbow Bridge

October 17th 2009 9:07 pm
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My friend Miss Molly went to The Rainbow Bridge today. Mom and I are very sad for her family. We feel their pain. It was hard to let her go but they gave her lots of love and it was the right time. We have lost so many dear friends this year. Trying to picture them running free and healthy with their angel friends. Missing them all very much.


Tagged by my friend Sedona, The Amazon Warrior Princess

October 18th 2009 8:30 pm
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Tell 7 random facts about yourself. Post these facts & the game rules in your diary. Then tag 5 dogs (don't forget to list their names) who must tell 7 random facts about themselves. Let these dogs know they've been tagged by sending them a Paw-mail or rosette.

Here are my 7 facts...
1. I am an only pup.
2. I love to swim.
3. I love to take agility lessons
4. I went to St. Louis to visit my Dogster friends Georgie, Jackson and Duffy
5. I love when Mom and Dad take me to the forest preserve for walks
6. I will be 4 years old in November
7. I love to play with my cousin Bonnie

I am tagging

Rudy Patudy


I have been tagged by my friend Sassy! And then re-tagged by- Vern!

October 19th 2009 7:33 pm
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1. What Costume?? Your pawrents are taking you out Trick or Treating! They're both ready in their costumes, but you're still stuck in your room choosing yours! Gotta hurry! What do you do?

a. Just grab a random costume and put it on! Who cares?? You know you always look good in any outfit!
b. Take your time and just find the purfect costume! Mom and Dad can wait, can't they?
c. Run to your pawrents and go trick or treating without any costume at all! Anyways, still got my fur.
Answer fur me: C, I do not like being dressed up!

2. Sugar Rush! Looks like you caught the eye of the person at the first stop! She thinks you're so adorable she decided to let you choose the candy you want! What do you pick?

a. CHOCOLATE!!! It may not be good fur pups, but it's so worth it!
b. Cherry Lollipops, makes me look sassy!
c. Bubblegum! I just wuv the bubbles!
Answer fur me: A but my Mom will take it away from me and the other two choices too!

3. Scary Monster!!! Oh noes! There's a huge scary monster on your front porch! Of course, you gotta protect your pawrents somehow! How will you do it?

a. Growl at the thing. Might be even be afraid of you!
b. Push your pawrents aside and run along with them! It's best that you're all safe.
c. Hide behind your pawrents. They're stronger, and not to mention braver, let them do the work.
Answer fur me: C, but I will have their back and I will be barking!

4. Opinions?? So, what did you think about this game?

This was a different game. I liked it.
Off to tag some of my furriends now! ^_^

I will tag....



My parents go to Las Vegas to visit Duncan's family

November 12th 2009 8:07 pm
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Excerpt from The Rag and from The PDPC Royal News Magazine
My Parents Go To Las Vegas to Visit My In-Laws
by Bailey

My parents have just returned from a trip to Las Vegas to visit Duncan's parents, Sybil and Joel. They spent a week in Las Vegas and had a wonderful time.

Duncan's parents have lived in Las Vegas for quite awhile and know it very well. They were great hosts and it was so nice for my parents to travel to a city where they know someone.

Mom and Dad stayed in a timeshare condo right off Las Vegas Blvd. or The Strip as it is known. They spent two days sightseeing using a hop on hop off double decker bus to get around. They saw all the major hotels this way. It was like taking a trip around the world since there are so many theme hotels like The Venetian, Paris, Luxor and New York, New York. They also saw 3 wonderful shows: Bette Midler (by themselves) and Jersey Boys and La Reve with Sybil and Joel.

They arrived on a Saturday and met Duncan's parents the next night for dinner and a wonderful Cirque du Soleil water show at The Wynn. The show was amazing and the set with its everchanging water levels for the performers, incredible!

The next outing that the parents planned together was to have dinner and see Jersey Boys. Mom had heard that it was wonderful and that turned out to be true. It had a great story and great music. All four parents really enjoyed seeing that musical and highly recommend it.

On their final evening in Las Vegas, they were invited for dinner at Joel and Sybil's home and they were entertained royally. They have a lovely home and backyard and they prepared a fabulous dinner. Mom and Dad also got to meet Monty and Miss Harley Nicole, who both are adorable. KoKo, the parrot was fun to meet also.

They flew home the next day and shared all their Las Vegas stories and pictures with me. I only wish that I could have joined them on this trip but I am so happy that they had such a nice visit. It was a wonderful place to visit and made even more wonderful by the hospitality shown to them by my in-laws.


Pit Bull Stolen Urbana Illinois

December 18th 2009 5:53 pm
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This happened not far from where I live. I have been to this Dog Park and so has my cousin Bonnie. Never would we think that someone would do something like this. People will not feel safe with their dogs now. Everyone will have to be more cautious about who is around.

This is the story and plea of the dog owner whose dog was taken from her.

Stolen Pit Bull, Urbana, Illinois

Anyone having information, please contact Heather at

Please help get the word out on this frightening incident.
Maybe with your help, Yumi can be home with her family by Christmas!

I know everyone is busy doing their own thing, but if you could take a few minutes to read this and see if you can help, I'd be eternally grateful.
I took my dog Yumi to the Urbana Dog Park today.
We were by ourselves and near the east-side fence.
A man entered, with a white, American Bulldog/Pit Bull mix on a leash (I've never seen them before).
Yumi ran at full speed towards them, naturally, to play and say hello.
The guy ended up grabbing her, and took her into a dark green car which had his accomplice in the driver's seat.
Yumi had tried to get out of his grasp, and lost her collar but the guy had successfully managed to steal her.
I was running and yelling, trying to get to them.
It all happened so fast but they got away (turned right on Perkins Road, but don't know where they went after that).
My cell phone hasn't been working so I wasn't able to call anyone right away.
I reported this to the police.
I want EVERYONE to be careful about their dogs.
I had my eye on my dog but that just wasn't enough.

PLEASE if you know of anyone driving a dark green car (Honda, perhaps, I couldn't read the plate number though) that may be lurking around the dog parks, contact me and the local police department.
I can't describe the person driving the car, but the one who took my dog was a tall, white male probably in his late twenties.
He was wearing a black hoodie and jeans (couldn't see his hair type/color).
Pretty non-descript, but that's all I know.

If you know ANY information that would lead to either finding out who these creeps are, or where Yumi is, like I said contact me and the police.
Here is Yumi's description, in case you see her if she manages to escape or is dumped: 1.5-2 years old, dark chocolate and white pit bull, with a pink and black nose,
spayed female, weighs 50 lbs (she's small and compact...looks like a big puppy), very friendly but can be scared of loud noises/strange things, knows many commands
(so she should come if you spot her and call her...her name is pronounced "Yoo-mee").
A couple pictures of her are attached. I just want her back safe and sound. THANKS! t/Yumistand.jpg

AND ms/nn183/misty77_bucket/Yumistand.jpg

Heather Davis
University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign
College of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2013

THIS PUP HAS TO BE FOUND FURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2009 - Where did the year go?

December 24th 2009 5:24 am
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This has been quite a year in my little life, at home and here on Dogster.

I lost some good friends but also prayer and power of the paw has helped some of my other friends. Keeping that going for these friends and their families. It was especially hard losing Duncan this year. He is still my special angel.

I had a wedding on Dogster and it was well attended and Duncan and I were touched by the love and friendship we recieved.

I played matchmaker at my wedding and paired up our friend Crissy with our friend Yuji. I found out today that he proposed to her. I am so excited about that. I hope next time I go to St. Louis, Crissy will be able to come and meet us since she lives in Missouri.

I also got to be the preacher at Penny Ann and Duke's wedding at Fancypants Cafe.

I have enjoyed working on activities in my main groups and treasure the friendships that I have made there.

I went to visit good Dogster friends this year in St. Louis and even got to stay in a hotel. Mom and Dad also went to visit some other Dogster friends even further away without me, unfortunately. I have enjoyed my agility classes and swimming and playing with my doggy friends.

Mom and Dad have been taking me to the forest preserve and letting me run in the snow. I enjoy going there during the year but usually there are a few months here where we do not go there. It is really fun in the winter and I hope we keep doing that.

I hope that this coming year will bring happiness and health for my friends and their families.


Pressies! Toys! Treats! Christmas Cards!

December 25th 2009 5:21 am
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Once again Santa Paws was very good to me. I received wonderful pressies from all my secret Santa Paws.

Thank you George Underwood!

Thank you Mr. Duffy McDuff!

Thank you George!

I also received some wonderful pressies from my friends.

Thank you Buttercup!

Thank you Kipper and Winston!

Thank you Paxton and Idgie!

Thank you Animal Outfitters! (My doggy day care)

My cousin Bonnie brought me a pressie and we opened all our gifts last night together. Bonnie and I enjoyed playing with all the toys together, it did not matter who they were for. We shared and we were good about it too. We also sampled some of the delicious treats that we got.

This has been so much fun to receive all the cards and packages in the mail. I get way more than the rest of my family. They get something called bills, which judging from their expression is not anything that I would want to receive!

I also want to thank all my friends that left me pressies on my page! I hope I thanked you all for being so good to me.


Saving this poem

January 3rd 2010 3:17 am
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Today 2 Spots n' a Dox posted this poem in response to Noah going to The Rainbow Bridge and I want to save it.

A poem by Genie Graveline)

I Miss My Dog.. ......
I miss my dear and faithful friend.
We traveled through the years together,
he and I, each watching the other grow older.
he was the keeper of my heart-
aware of my ups and downs,
responsive to my needs,
affectionate and true.
My life is different now without him.
It's strange to come home
and not hear his familiar bark,
or see that tail wagging furiously
back and forth--so happy just to see me.
I sit...expecting him to run over and nudge me,
or put his head in my lap,
but, he doesn't come.
he is not there.
This place is not the same without him.
Still, I know that I was lucky
to have him for so long.
I keep telling myself that.
But, whenever I feel like it,
I'm going to have myself a good cry,
and I won't be shamed by my tears.
It's the least I can do
to mourn such a loyal and devoted friend.

Mom thought this poem was very meaningful and touched her and we are going to save it. The parents that she meets on Dogster love their dogs so much and it we all feel their sadness and hurt when one crosses over to The Rainbow Bridge. We all feel the loss.

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