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Howl-o-ween Costumes

October 5th 2011 5:28 am
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For most of the holidays, mom does stuff to me and then takes a picture so she can put it on my page. Howl-o-ween is absolutely the worst one of all! This involves putting on a costume, usually with a headpiece of some sort and then sitting through a photo session. Mom will snap tons of pictures in the hopes of getting one or two good ones that she can use. Sometimes she even arranges props around me. We went through this last week so she can enter the various group Halloween photo strolls. Then she got the bright idea that she should try to find pictures of me in all my various costumes through the years and make a collage! Some (the chicken) costumes were embarrassing! I feel very lucky that the pig costume was too big and she gave that one to Bonnie! Now I find out I will have to wear this costume in public when we go next week to Purina Farms in St. Louis for the Doggy Olympics and visit our friends Georgie, Jackson and Duffy! Good luck to mom keeping that crown on my head during the costume parade!

 

Beautiful Autumn Day

September 21st 2011 1:48 pm
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It was a beautiful autumn day today. Mom had the day off so both mom and dad were home with me. First I spent most of the day with dad in the backyard. I did not go swimming but it was warm enough. Then mom said she would take me to the forest preserve to go walking. We were walking and I saw 2 deers. The last time there were deer, I was so busy sniffing that I did not even notice them but this time I saw them. I tried to catch up to them but I was on a leash and could not pull mom there fast enough.

 

Free Gizmo and Luke!

September 17th 2011 6:18 pm
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Copied from Coco Rose! You have to admit that she definitely has a point here!

Dear Dogster/Catster,

Please release Gizmo and Luke from the dog/cat of the week spots. It was wonderful to read all about them but now I would like to see another dog/cat honored there. For all of our pals out there please feel free to copy and paste this message and spread the word to Dogster/Catster that we would like to see Gizmo and Luke set free. FREE GIZMO (and Luke)!!!!!

Thanks Coco Rose for saying this out loud!

There are only 52 chances to honor a new Dog and Cat of the Week per year! Many times I have seen this honor last two weeks. That then cuts it down even further. This has been going on for well over a month I think! There are many that would be thrilled to receive this honor. If HQ can change the Dog and Cat and Diaries of the Day, why not the Dog and Cat of the Week?

HQ I am not saying this for selfish reasons since I was lucky enough to have my time in the spotlight and I thank you for it but I know so many deserving dogs and cats that should receive this honor!

 

Walking in the rain

September 14th 2011 12:14 pm
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Today is Mom's day off and I thought we would go to the forest preserve and walk today but it is raining. I kept looking at her and she knew what was on my mind, so she put on her raincoat and we took a walk in the rain! I thought the weather was just fine!

 

Mom and Dad tricked me today

September 12th 2011 2:50 pm
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This morning Mom and Dad told me we were going for a ride. We drove up to this new place. I was very excited. I dragged Mom across the parking lot because I could hardly wait to go in. When we went in I started sniffing around. There was a lady at the desk and she was talking to Mom and Dad. Then she wanted me to get on a scale. Uh oh! I started suspecting that this might not be the fun place I thought it was. By the time I went into one of the examining rooms, I had figured out that I was at the vet. A new vet, but still a vet! Yep, my worst fears were confirmed. They checked me all over and did things I would rather not talk about! This time I pulled Mom OUT the door! I will certainly know better the next time we go THERE! Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me!

 

Thinking of 9/11

September 11th 2011 4:09 am
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I was not born at the time this happened but Mom remembers the moment this happened vividly. Dad had been in the hospital and he had just come home two days earlier. They were having breakfast and watching Good Morning America before going to Dad's follow up doctor visit. The people at GMA switched to show that something had happened to one of the towers. They were showing the smoking hole in the tower and reporting that they had heard that a plane had struck the tower when the second one came in. It was so unbelievable. The towers collapsed while mom and dad were at the doctor visit. They heard about it as soon as they switched on the radio. They had never thought of that happening, also heard about the Pentagon and the United flight. Flights all over the country landed immediately. Families felt an intense need to know that other family members were okay even if they were not near New York or Washington D.C. Mom started worrying about my brother who works in downtown Chicago.

Ten years later the horror and sadness are just as vivid. The heroic efforts to save these people and later just to recover bodies, the families that suffered, the nation felt their pain. These people should never be forgotten. True American heroes all of them.

 

Is there a Doggy Union?

July 3rd 2011 4:08 am
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My job is being lifeguard at the pool. In the summer the grandkids come over to swim and sometimes they bring friends with them. I work very hard the entire time that they are in the pool. I never take my eyes off them and I run back and forth along the pool the whole time they are in the water. I only take quick potty breaks or jump in and swim to cool off and then I am right back to work. When they finally go home I am one tired and hungry pup! I usually zonk out in the evening and nap to make up for all that work.

Lately the girl grandchild has been wanting to sleep over. I like when she stays over but she has been deciding at 9PM at night that she wants to swim again! That means that I am working a double shift! I think there must be some doggy union somewhere with rules that this is a violation of! I am horrified that I have to give up my naptime to go back to work. I am not getting paid any overtime either. Who do I complain to? If you know pmail me!

 

Why summer is more fun

June 28th 2011 3:53 pm
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Yesterday the kids came over and they brought their friends to go swimming. I am the lifeguard at the pool and I watch them closely at all times. I run back and forth along the poolside the whole time that they are in the water. When I get hot I jump in and swim with them and then it is back to my job. It is very exciting. In the evening after they leave I catch up on my napping.

Today daddy and I were in the backyard and I kept watching the back door to see if the kids would come but they did not come today. Mom and I had a long walk this morning though. Summer is a busy time for me but I enjoy it. Mommy says tomorrow Bonnie is coming to stay with us for a week. Bonnie won't swim but she likes to play in the yard. I hope the kids come tomorrow.

 

Daddy may not get a Father's Day Gift From Me!

June 15th 2011 3:49 pm
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Yesterday daddy took me to the vet, just because I have been scootching on the rug. Needless to say I was not happy! I do not like going to the vet and this was a very unpleasant experience. Today Daddy asked me if I wanted to go with him to the bank. I love going to the bank. They give me cookies! On the way home from the bank we drove past the vet and he pulled into the parking lot. I ducked down on the floor to hide but daddy was just playing a joke on me. He wanted to see what I would do if we drove over there again today! Not funny daddy! I think you should have thought this out better and not done this right before Father's Day!

 

Happy Mother's Day

May 8th 2011 1:46 pm
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Happy Mother's Day Mom! Today is going to be all about you. After I let you feed me, I will take you for a nice long walk. I will roll over so you can give me some belly rubs and let you throw the ball for me outside. I know you like that and I will give you lots of kissies today too. Since it is a holiday you do not have to brush me, clean me or brush my teeth. Don't forget my dinner and treats though! It is not that much of a holiday!

 
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