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We Are Family

July 13th 2007 8:52 pm
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Mom and I met over 12 years ago. I was at a pet store that was having an adoption day through Homeward Bound. Mom had her eye on a very mellow dog that was walking around without a leash but thought she might be a little big. But then she saw me. I had just been placed in a very small pen with 3 huge dogs, who wouldn't leave me alone. Mom got me out of there and we hung out for awhile. She was torn between me and this other dog. Well it turns out that this other dog was actually my dog Mom. Isn't that weird. She didn't look anything like me. But I won over my Mom's heart. I was already 8 months old and I had been adopted by several other families but for some reason or another they gave me up. I was beginning to think I'd never have a family who would love me and want me to be with them forever. Well I found my family that day. It was tough at first as I was so afraid that I would be sent back again. I had separation anxiety for a long time. But here we are 12 years later and Mom still adores me.


I Survived Being Mauled by the Horse

July 20th 2007 8:23 pm
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You may already know from Raffles and Chewtoy that Maleka and I had an altercation this week. Mom gave us some rice krispies on the porch and Maleka wasn't watching where she was putting her mouth and tried to eat my pieces. I'm sure it wasn't my fault, hey I'm a 12 year old grandma type dog why would I take on a big horse like her. Well I ended up on my back with her big old slobbering mouth on my ear. Mom got her off of me (I'm glad Mom didn't get bit) and I was pretty scared for a bit but Mom was there to protect me. I limped just for awhile and Mom thought we had both come through unscathed, but then Dad saw some blood by Maleka's eye. I must have lashed out at her when she had me on my back. I guess she'll think twice about tackling me again. Dad found some of my hair on the porch, so Mom checked me out again and I had a scratch on the outside by the top of my ear where the hair was pulled out. Then she looked in my ear and saw some bite marks. Maleka plays dirty. So I ended up with about 5 owies on my ear. Mom has been playing nurse and making my ear feel better. I'll be keeping an eye on Maleka, she won't sneak up on me again.

That Raffles is quite the character. After all the times I've stuck up for him and made sure he is safe, what does he do. He eats all the rice krispies while we're having our skirmish. I guess that's why Dad calls him porkchop. He did come up and give me kisses to make me feel better, but that was after he gobbled up all of the rice krispies.

Next week should be a quieter week. Dad is going on a golf trip and it's just us and Mom. Dad says she spoils us. We're worth it.



I Have a Slide Show

July 28th 2007 8:06 pm
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I am so excited. Mom made me a cool slide show with music and everything. on my page. Raffles doesn't even have music on his. He is going to be so jealous. I told Mom she needs to take more photos of all of us. She needs to make Chewie and Maleka's page special too.

Mom is learning how to do these things by looking at all the other pup pages. She's having a lot of fun.

I am so tired tonight, because whenever Mom is home I have to be her little shadow. She's a busy lady, always doing something so I'm up and about a lot. Makes me a tired little girl by the end of the night.

She's spending the whole day with us tomorrow after her bike ride. I can't wait.



I've Been "Love Tagged" by Sasha Bunny Valentine

August 1st 2007 7:59 pm
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Sasha Bunny Valentine (a gorgeous friend of mine - and my brother's girlfriend) "loved tagged" me. I'm excited.

These are the rules. You need to post 7 pawsome facts about yourself in a diary entry. Then choose 7 doggy friends, who will then post up in their diary who has been love tagged them and post 7 of their friends names. Then send them a pawmail or a rosette saying they have been tagged and to see the rules on the diary page.

Pawsome Facts About Me:
1. I have the best friends
2. I love playing my favorite game "the sky is falling"
3. I love steamed cauliflower
4. My coat is 4 different colors - I used to be a tri color, but now I'm getting
gray, so that makes me quad color
5. My family is the most important thing in my life
6. I love to be petted, massaged, rubbed - I crave attention, touch me 24/7
7. I am Mom's shadow

These are the friends I have "love tagged"
1. Cleo (my upstairs buddy)
2. Ginger, my cute friend from Brazil
3. Gypsy, a real class act
4. Gizmo (sibling of Gypsy) , another sweet girl
5. Luna (another sweet girl from Brazil)
6. Oscar - I love his little face
7. Hoover - another sweet, sweet face.

Thanks for playing with me.



Thank You For Your Concern

August 4th 2007 10:02 am
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You may have heard on the national news that a bridge in our neighborhood (35W in Minneapolis) collapsed this week, killing at least 5 people, (recovery is still underway as some folks are still missing) and injuring approximately 100. My Dad usually drives over that bridge twice a day. He's a carpenter and goes to different jobsites. Luckily he was working in St. Paul this week and did not have to go over that bridge. His guardian angel was looking out for him. There was one person on the bridge that Mom knows. He was injured but he's home now and going to be okay. He was very lucky.

We want to thank everyone who sent their good wishes our way. Thank you for the rosette and kind thoughts from an unknown caring friend. It will take the city awhile to recover and for everyone to feel safe on the bridges again. One good thing that came out of this is that the Governor is going to call a special session and see what can be done about finding the money to repair these old bridges. Dad thinks the money could be diverted from other funds without adding more tax. Maybe from the light rail system. But we'll have to wait and see what the politicans do.

Thank you for all your prayers for the families and loved ones who have someone they lost or have someone who is injured.



My Gray Hair Has Vanished

August 4th 2007 10:10 am
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Raffles and I went to the groomer this morning. Riff Raff had a bath (boy did he need it) and he smells pretty good for a boy. His coat is very shiny, Mom might need to get me some sunglasses to cut down on the glare.

I had my hair cut. I was getting really warm again. The groomer made my eyebrows funny, but Mom says they'll grow out. So I forgive her as she made all the gray hair on my shoulders vanish. She's a magician and I feel like a young puppy again and I smell wonderful. Maleka and Cleo were checking me out. I can't get too close to Maleka as she's still stinky. I don't want her to contaminate me.

Mom was going to bathe her today, but they got two tickets to a golf event so she's going to be stinky until next week.

I got really nervous when Mom left us this morning, but she always come back to get me. I always worry about that. Raffles kept telling me to calm down. I guess I should listen to him. What am I saying, this is the guy that embarassed us this morning. He always wants to grab my leash and pull it to the ground. He's a weird little boy.

Well off to my nap. Have a GRRRRReat day.



Maleka Smells Pretty

August 12th 2007 3:06 pm
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Boy did Raffles and I have a good time today. We had front row seats to see Maleka get a bath. Mom had to lock herself and Maleka in her kennel in order to give her a bath. Maleka makes such a big deal out of it. She loves to jump in the river, so it's not the water she hates. She had Mom running all over the kennel to get her wet and soap her up and then rinse and dry her. It was a fun show at least for Raffles and me. The only way it would have been better is if we would have had popcorn.

Now that it's over, Maleka looks so clean and fluffy. You might not know she was the same dog. At least Maleka didn't bite Mom. But as soon as she was released from the kennel she ran to her dirt holes. Mom was surprised she didn't really get too dirty. I think Maleka enjoys being clean. She just doesn't like to lose control. When Mom wasn't looking she went into her clean kennel and laid on the quilt. She loves a clean house. Mom even put throw pillows on her straw couch so people can come by and visit with her.

She's a funny girl. She is exhausted now, she lying on the porch outside our window. She is so tired that she's resting her head on the porch railing.

Mom stayed home all day with us. It was great.


The Little Guy Did Good

August 16th 2007 8:14 pm
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Maleka and I always knew Raffles' gift for gab would take him far. He was Dogster diary of the day a few days ago. We were very proud of him (and maybe a tad jealous). The little guy is one of a kind. Mom always says he is good as gold (when he's sleeping).

We were all very excited. Raffles met a lot of new friends that wanted to be pals with him and us too. It was awesome. We have so many handsome and gorgeous pups on our page. The week was great. I got a star from Mrs. Penny Ann. Thanks Penny you made my day.

Now we have so many new friends we have to check out and find out who they are and what they're up to. This will be fun.

Uh oh, Dad's calling for lights out. Gotta go.



Life Is Good

August 18th 2007 8:19 pm
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It was a good day. Grandma and Grandpa came from Montana and spent the morning with us. We got to share in a breakfast of french toast and bacon. My tummy likes bacon. After they left Mom and Dad hung out at home all day. It was drizzly all day so we all got some naps in. Raffles and I got to use Moms leg for a pillow. When Mom woke up her leg was still sleeping. She said we did that. She had to do a little dance to wake it up. Mommy is so funnnnnnny. Mom gave me lots of backrubs while she watched a TV program, that was heaven. Of course Raffles had to horn in too. He's so needy. He never used to like backrubs but now that he knows I love them, he wants them too. Monkey see, monkey do. Maybe that's why Mom calls him Monkey Face.

Mom is staying home tomorrow with us too. Can life get any better than that?


Life Is Good

August 29th 2007 7:43 pm
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Mom took me for a walk before dinner. What a great way to end the day. We had to sneak out of the house so Raffles and Maleka wouldn't get jealous. Mom says we're going to try and do this every day if her knee isn't bothering her.

Raffles is a nightmare to walk. He has a leash fetish. It has to be constantly in his mouth. He just holds on to it. I don't think he's a real dog. He doesn't walk and smell things. Maybe something happened when he had his nose job.

Maleka is too powerful for Mom to walk with her bad knee. So, lucky me I get to walk with Mom.

Oops gotta go, Mom's headed toward the shower. I lay outside the tub and guard her. Raffles helps.


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