December 21st 2009 3:37 pm
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While I was here on earth, I made a lot of Dogster Pals. Now I am in heaven and I sent my mom and dad a new pup-Lucky. I made a lot of good dogster pals, but any time Lucky tries to make a ppr with one of my friends, she gets a message that says-You are already friends with this pup. Well, I Dorothy Louise is, but Lucky is not. So please send my Lucky some pprs so she can know all the good friends I have known. Thanks. Have a happy Christmas.
December 19th 2009 11:47 am
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Today would have been my gotcha day, if I was still alive and on earth. Dogster sent me a virtual cake. I am in heaven now so I don't really have to celebrate my gotcha day. But, all virtual gifts become real gifts in heaven so I had a delicious birthday cake to eat. It tasted really good because I know it was made with love. I was so happy to have it that I sent down some snow to mom and dad and the new pup Lucky. You know how much I use to love snow. I got a little carried away and sent so much snow they had to close the state. Oh well. At least Lucky can play all day.
November 15th 2009 5:16 pm
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Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I know you are just are goofy in heaven as you were here with us.
I want to thank you for sending us Lucky. You knew she was exactly what we needed. You knew how much barking goes through your daddy's head. So you got us a dog who wouldn't bark. You knew how tired I was and just couldn't train a dog so you sent us one who knew basic commands.
You knew how many boys and girls come to our house, so you found us a dog that loves kids. A dog that needs a kid to come and play everyday. And you knew that even though me and your dad love to sit around you knew we needed to go out and run. So you sent us an active dog. So we can get the excerise we need to stay healthy.
You also knew that Lucky needed a family who would spoil her. That she would need a family who would teach her that it is ok to chill. To run and play and be a doggie and not just a dog.
You sent us a serious dog so we can teach her to be goofy. She can teach us to be serious about some things like walking and eating right. It was a match made in heaven.
We love you, Dot.
October 29th 2009 8:56 am
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Hey Everybody! Check out my new sister Lucky! She is working on her first diary entry.
October 27th 2009 9:22 am
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I know everyone is waiting to meet the new pup that I sent to mom and dad. Unfortunately, mom has the swine flu. So all she is doing is sleeping. (I had to use my ghostly dog powers to posses mom to write this entry. She thinks it is just a dream.) Mom did get some tamiflu and she should be conscious by Friday. Then you'll get to meet the new girl.
October 24th 2009 5:33 pm
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I have been looking for a new pup for mom and dad. I know that since I went to the bridge they have been lonely. So I have kept my eye out for the perfect pup for them. I finally found her, but I had to get mom and dad and this pup to meet.
First I got mom and dad and dad's boss to have a conversation about pups and kitties in the shelter. Dad's boss told him a story about how she adopted a cat and this cat had a roommate that dad's boss couldn't take. But when dad's boss told people about the cat's roommate so many people went to the pound to adopt the cat's roommate. Well, that got dad thinking about checking the animal shelter on-line, just to see what they had.
That's where he first saw this pup. He told mom to look at the animal shelter site, but mom said she couldn't look at the site unless she knew she was getting a pup that day. So that got dad thinking more. Dad wanted to wait until Christmas. That way someone would be home all day and they would be able to tick a dog to behave in the house. But, I knew how lonely mom and dad both were. And it wasn't right that I am up in heaven having a blast and mom and dad were both lonely and there was the perfect pup at the shelter for them.
So I pushed a little harder and yesterday dad said to mom: "Let's go to the shelter and see what they have. " Mom said to dad: " If we go to the shelter, I'm not leaving empty-handed."
So this morning, mom and dad did their chores. They did them soo fast they really shouldn't have bothered. Then hurry to the shelter. They saw some really sweet dogs. They saw one that looked like me. But he was a little too young and loud. They saw a sad looking Boxer. But he wasn't quite the right one. They saw a beautiful brindle Pittie. But he was getting adopted. Then I led mom and dad to the pup I picked out.
She is a golden retriever mix. She was just sitting there. Not making any noise. She was a stray and they think she is about 3 years old. Dad fell totally in love with her. (Ok, dad fell in love with her when he saw her on line). They took her for a walk. She was soo well behaved. She was so friendly and happy. I whispered in mom's ear that she would know by the end of the day that they made the right choice. So mom and dad adopted a new dog.
The dog shelter had named this dog Goldie, but mom and dad are looking for a new name. Once they get a new name for her, mom will put her on Dogster so everyone better make friends with my new little sister.
Mom and dad were very impressed with this dog. She has obviously been trained, she knows several commands. She is a good traveler. She was friendly with all the dogs in the neigborhood. And when she saw some kids she went right up to them.
She is not food crazy. She has a certain sweetness about her. She has a big purple tongue. Not a black spot but totally blue. Like she's been eating smurfs. Also she doesn't bark. We don't know if it's what she is mixed with or if she had a no bark collar and now she doesn't know how to bark. If anyone knows how to find that out let us know.
After mom and dad got sis settled in, they had to go to church. There was a visiting priest today. When he came in the church he was followed by a dog. A golden retriever. I told mom I would send her a sign and I did.
So once we get her a name, mom will get her a page and she will be the active dogster dog. I will retire It's Hard Bein' a Pup and relax in heaven knowing that I have done my final job taking care of mom and dad.
October 16th 2009 6:20 pm
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Here I am up in heaven having a good time. I look down at mom and dad and who do I see visiting them? GRANDMA! Yes that is right, grandma and uncle have come down for their annual fall visit and I am here in heaven so I can't eat all the left overs. Oh wait, in heaven you don't have to wait for leftovers I can just eat anytime.
Grandma looks really good. This summer, we all thought she would be in heaven waiting for us, but she got her medicine changed and now she is fine. So to show grandma how happy I was that she was feeling better I gave her some doggie luck when she went to the casino. She came home pretty happy.
Grandma and Uncle visit mom and dad about 4 times a year. And one thing that mom and dad do for one of those visits is have a dinner party for them. They invite friends that Uncle and Grandma know. They had planned to have the dinner party on Thursday. Dad bought a turkey to cook.
Dad is the cook of the house. Mom is not a good cooker person at all. You know how everyone has one company dish that they can make to impress people. Mom does not have one. She knows how to call for pizza or chinese food. Mom just gets very bored when she is cooking so she usually jacks up the heat to get the food done fast and ends up burning it, or she doesn't cook it long enough and it ends up all bloody. It is better to leave the cooking to others.
(ok, to be fair-mom does have one thing she makes really well. Microwave scrambled eggs. All the kids love it. But, mom does not like eggs. So the one thing she cooks well is the one thing she doesn't like to eat.)
Ok back to the dinner party. Dad was going to cook a turkey on Thursday. But, he had to go to work. He told mom to just cook the turkey and he would take care of the sides when he got home. Grandma and Uncle had planned to go to the casino all day so mom was on her own! OH NO!
I used to love it when mom cooked. She would drop so much on the floor and you know the dog rule-anything on the floor is the dog's. So mom was dealing with a 15 pound turkey. I would have been mad if she would have dropped it and I would not have been there to eat it. But fortunately mom did not drop it. She painted butter all over it. She stuffed big hunks of butter under it's skin. She found some a jar that had a picture of a turkey on it so she sprinkled turkey spice all over the turkey and she put it in the oven.
About an hour later, she noticed that the messege light on the phone was blinking. It was a message from dad. All of the dinner guests had cancelled. So don't bother cooking, we'll just have left overs. Well, too late for that. The turkey was cooking away. But at least mom didn't have to clean the house.
(Ok house cleaning is not one of mom's big skills. Ok mom is not very domestic at all. )
Grandma and Uncle came back from the casino ready for a dinner party. They were disappointed to know that everyone was sick and had to cancel. But that turkey sure smelled good. They were ready to eat.
Mom took the turkey out of the oven. It looked really good. It cut really well. It was sooo juicy. It was delicious. I am so mad. Mom finally made something good and I am in heaven and can't have a taste of it.
Oh wait, I'm in heaven I can have whatever I want.
October 10th 2009 7:14 pm
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Looking down from heaven to tell everyone what is up with the folks.
Little had his birthday party today. It was at PopUps of Fun. In case you are not familiar with children's entertainment, PopUps of Fun is a place that has Bouncy houses and jumpy slides-all those inflatable things kids like to play in all in one place. Of course, all the kids loved it. The parents liked it too because the kids could play while the adults could visit.
This made mom think about how parties were back in the olden days when she was a kid. The rule used to be: However old you are that is how many kids you invite plus one. So if you are turning 4 you invite 5 kids if you are turning 7 you invite 8 kids. Simple right? Of course back in the olden days the only place kids went was school and scouts. The other rule was you didn't have a party every year. You had a party when you were 4, 8, 12 and 16. But, back in the olden days everyone had more kids so if it wasn't your birthday party year chances are it would be your brother's.
Anyway, Little had a good party and got lots of cool gifts. He likes toy guns so he got a lot of toy guns: pop guns, cap guns, nerf guns, space guns. He also got an easy bake oven because what's better than guns? CAKE!
Big did pretty good sharing the day with his brother. He is very excited that Monday is a holiday. He thought he was getting a day off from school because he had a great week last week. He is pretty sure any kid that got in trouble will have to go to school on Monday.
Jake and Luke were at the party, too. Jake thinks he has finally figured out something grown-up and bad to do now that he is 18. He is going to get a tatoo or a piercing. He also got to sign the permission for Luke to jump at PopUps of Fun. He was acting as Luke's guardian. How grown up.
Luke had the dreaded swine flu. He said he only felt sick for a day, but he had to stay out of school for the entire week. If he didn't have an actual doctor tell him it was the Swine Flu, mom would have thought it was sciencitis. You know, that illness kids get when they forget to do their homework. Well, whatever it is he is fine now.
Dad had to go to a big conference for his job. He is a social worker. He finds homes for people who may have been in institutions or for people whose families can no longer care for them. It is a good job in that he meets many people who are the salt of the earth, who truly give of themselves to people who are in need. So dad went to this big conference and he came back with a bag of presents. I know when movie stars go to award ceremonies they always get bags of gifts-swag it is called. The gifts that movie stars get are things like ipods and expensive jewelry and rich thick lotions and all kinds of luxuries.
Dad brought home a bag of pencils, a jar opener, a ruler, a bookmark, some hand sanitizer. What kind of world do we live in where movie stars come home with a bag full of ipods and social workers and teachers get chip clips with the name of the local mental health facility stamped them?
So that is all the news for the week. Mom and dad are both ok. I have been coming to mom in dreams telling her it is time for her to let me go because I am getting closer to finding them the right pup.
More reports next week.
October 6th 2009 7:48 am
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I met another one of my family ancestors today. This was a basset hound named Bonnie. Once again, she was really Uncle Jeff's dog, but she was family, too. Bonnie was born with a deformed foot. She only had two toes on her front paw. It was perfect for holding a pen. So Mom taught Bonie how to write her name. She could make a B. I guess that means she could sign legal documents when she was alive. Bonnie was also the first dog of my mom's family that my dad met. They did not get off to the greatest start. Dad was sitting in a chair in Maw-maw's living room and Bonnie kept barking at him. Wouldn't stop. Dad didn't understand why, he was nice to this dog. Of course I bet all you dogster pups know why-Dad was sitting on Bonnie's chair. BOL!
Some of my dogster pals have asked that I keep up this diary until I find the perfect pup to send to mom and dad. They want to know what is going on in mom and dad's life and how everything is. I guess I could give you some updates.
It's birthday week. Jake is turning 18! He wants to do something bad but legal. He wants to buy lottery tickets and cigarettes. Of course everyone would kill him if he actually smoked. He just wants to do it because he wants to be bad. Mom told him if he is doing something to be bad, he really shouldn't broadcast it. This kid doesn't know how to get in trouble.
Little is also having a birthday party this week. He will be four. He is having a big party at PopUps of Fun! He wants a new scooter. He always puts his old scooter in the middle of the driveway in the hopes that someone will run over it. Mom thinks he will be disappointed when he finds out that the transformer scooter doesn't actually turn into a robot.
L and Big have both been into their school work. L wants to make straight A's this year. He keeps asking mom for help with science. Mom went to school back in the olden days when girls didn't need to trouble their heads with hard things like science and math. So he is pretty much on his own.
Big is in kindergarten and has totally blown his teachers away. Seems he is a super reader! He reads at a 4th grade level. Mom thinks its all the video games he plays. They are giving him extra reading time, because he still needs to be in kindergarten. Mom is so proud.
Mom and dad are both doing ok. Dad is still having his sinus problems. Oh! they got a surprise visitor. Their old college friend got a flat tire while driving home from Kentucky. Fortunately, she wasn't too far away from our house. So It was mom and dad to the rescue. Who knew they could change a tire!
October 1st 2009 5:17 pm
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If you are reading this, you've been tagged!!! I read Mya's diary and was tricked!!! So, follow the below directions!!!
Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Dogs who are tagged, need to post in their diary the rules and their 7 pawsome facts. Then choose 7 dogs to tag and list their names. Don’t forget to bark them a pmail that they have been tagged and to read your diary, or, send them a fun Rosette announcing they've been Tagged! Anyone who reads this has been tagged as well.
These are 6 things my mom misses about me and one other pawsome fact.
1. She misses my cute face looking in the door whenever I was done outside. I would never knock, I would just look in the door until someone saw me and let me in.
2. She misses how I could get exactly what I wanted out of the garbage without taking anything else out and making a mess.
3. She misses how I could take up the entire king size bed and all 10 pillows all at once. (ok maybe she doesn't miss that too much.)
4. She misses how whenever I would run away to Pork Chop's how happy I would be when she would "find" me.
5. She misses how I would eat all the extra food on her plate, including the yuckiest stuff.
6. She misses playing with me when she comes home from work each day.
7. She knows I am still watching her and dad from the bridge and I will find them the perfect pup to take my place when the time is right.
Now to tag some friends.