The Chicago Crew of Angels


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Picture of The Chicago Crew of Angels, a female Golden Retriever/Bulldog

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"The Chicago Crew has left the building... Thanks for the memories. Forever in our hearts."

Home:Chicago, IL  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 17 Years   Sex: Female
Our newest Angel, Dixie BlackPearl, took to the sky Tuesday, Dec.18th.  Please consider donating to Dixie's shelter, Humane Society Calumet Area, Munster, IN  www.hscalumet.org

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"Our newest Angel, Dixie BlackPearl, took to the sky Tuesday, Dec.18th. Please consider donating to Dixie's shelter, Humane Society Calumet Area, Munster, IN www.hscalumet.org"

The one who saved my heart from breaking apart--Dixie BlackPearl from the Humane Society Calumet Area.  She gave us a reason to get up in the morning...

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"The one who saved my heart from breaking apart--Dixie BlackPearl from the Humane Society Calumet Area. She gave us a reason to get up in the morning..."

Please welcome the newest member to The Chicago Crew, Burt, Dogster #1048888.  Burt came from the same shelter as Dixie, & was born on WINston's 9th Birthday!

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"Please welcome the newest member to The Chicago Crew, Burt, Dogster #1048888. Burt came from the same shelter as Dixie, & was born on WINston's 9th Birthday!"

The first Triple Dog family --Remo the Red, Perky and HoneyBunny -- December 1999

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"The first Triple Dog family --Remo the Red, Perky and HoneyBunny -- December 1999"

The second Triple Dog family --  HoneyBunny, WINston XXLP, and Remo the Red, with Dad and Mum in their snazzy As Good as Gold--Golden Retriever Rescue of Northern Illinois shirts -- September 2005

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"The second Triple Dog family -- HoneyBunny, WINston XXLP, and Remo the Red, with Dad and Mum in their snazzy As Good as Gold--Golden Retriever Rescue of Northern Illinois shirts -- September 2005"

The Chicago Crew -- rescues all...The third Triple Dog family... WINston, Remo and LuckyLucy chanting with Lucas: B9 B9 B9 B9 B9 B9

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"The Chicago Crew -- rescues all...The third Triple Dog family... WINston, Remo and LuckyLucy chanting with Lucas: B9 B9 B9 B9 B9 B9"

The fourth version of The Chicago Crew... WINston XXLP, Dixie and OzzyCat...

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"The fourth version of The Chicago Crew... WINston XXLP, Dixie and OzzyCat..."

We

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"We're proud to be Americans! The third version of the Triple Dogs -- the Chicago Crew -- Remo the Red, Lucky Lucy and WINston XXLP!"

Loving you now and forever, sweet Rocky

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"Loving you now and forever, sweet Rocky"

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Birthday:
February 21st 1997

Forums Motto:
Recycle Love--Adopt!

The Groups I'm In:
"Canadian Golden Retrievers" who want to be Friends with other Goldens..., ☆Rainbow Bridge Pals.•*:•.★, ♥Pawrayer and Pawraise♥, ♥All Fur Fun♥, FANCYPANTS CAFE, Angel Playground, Chicago Dogs (and Cats), Da Mitey Mitey Buh-ens Club!, Dogster and Catster All Paws Bulletin!, Duncan and Bailey's Wedding In Jerusalem, Dyson Dogster/Catster, For The Love of Every Dog, HAVE A HEART, Meatball POTP Group, OnLy PuPs, PAWS Angels WAGS for Kindness, PURRS N WOOFS VILLAGE, Round up Rowdy's Helpers, SMOOCHES FOR POOCHES, Swan Lake Playground, The Dog Park ;), ~Always in Our Hearts~, ~~~*♥Dog Park USA♥*~~~

The Last Forum I Posted In:
The Mitey Mitey Buh-ens Party!

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Burt & Dixie BlackPearl's Shelter:
Dogster.com: www.blackpearldogs.com Dogster.com: The shelter that saved me. Making a Difference--One Life at a Time
glitter-graphics.com

National Canine Cancer Foundation

The Animal Rescue Site


www.asgoodasgold.org:
Dogster.com: Eighty-Nine Golden Retrievers Have a Picnic Dogster.com:

www.blackpearldogs.com:
- Sweet Home Chicago...




I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 7th 2008 More than 6 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
696265

for 3202 days


Meet my family
HoneyBunny
1993-2006
RemoTheRed
1994-2008
WINston XXLP
1997-2008
OzzyCat
Harry
1985-2005
Moonshine
1999-2005
LuckyLucy
1999-2008
Perky
1981-2000
Dixie BP
2003-2012
Burt
BlackPearl
Ernie
Wigglesworth

Meet my Pup Pals
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Woofs from the Windy City...


2005 Webby Award - Best Community Site

January 18th 2014 3:30 am
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My pups first joined Dogster in January 2005. Shortly after, I read Dogster had been nominated for a Webby Award--an award for excellence on the Internet presented annually by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Dogster WON the 2005 Webby category for best Community site. Best Community site. Not best magazine, not best newsletter, not best blog... the best COMMUNITY site.

The Chicago Crew, aka WINston XXLP, Remo the Red, HoneyBunny & LuckyLucy, went on to become the Chicago Crew of Angels. The support received from this Community during their various illnesses/passings, the Power of the Paw, the positive Karma, the love... priceless.

The loss of this Community is Say Media's loss. The Community will live on. Already groups are cropping up on Facebook, some taking the name of the forum or group from this Community. Come find us. Do a search for the tag "Dog" or "Dogster". Come and play. Our Community will never die...

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Hey, fellow Dogsters!
Remember how many times we almost crashed the servers while throwing pawties on Dogster?
Let's do it one more time... on Sunday, March 2nd!
I'll bring the can of Poot-b-Gone,
if you'll bring the Pawgarita Fountain...
PAWTY! PAWTY! PAWTY!

REVISE: MOVING THIS PAWTY TO THE SOCIAL FUN - PARTY TIME & PLAY DATES FORUM SO NON-PLUS DOGSTERS CAN ATTEND TOO!

 

Kim said it best...

January 18th 2014 2:20 am
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Shared from Facebook's Kim Essig:

Wow ... ten years at the top of the internet food chain is a miracle to say the least. I came home from a very long, stressful day to hear the news that Dogster is closing.

Although from a business perspective, I totally understand it, I wanted to say a few things about it from my seat.

For those of you unfamiliar with it, Dogster is the 'Facebook' of dogs. As dog owners, you created an account, created profile pages with stories and photos and videos of them. They also had a feature, called the community pages, where the dog's humans could form groups ... whether it be breed specific, pets with disabilities, pets within a region, etc. People joined these groups to have discussions with other people of like preferences and interests.

I found Dogster 10 years ago through the passing and grief of one of my beloved 'kids'. I needed a place where people got that he wasn't 'just a dog' and my grief was real and painful. I found that in Dogster.

Over time, MANY human lifelong friendships were formed. I saw people coast to coast rally together when Sally Reynolds went through her near, life ending liver transplant. I saw the like when Michael Kloth's Little Bit was battling cancer. I saw dogs that pre-Facebook, would never have found homes had they not been shared throughout the Dogster community. I saw friendships forged with people you may never meet face-to-face because of their love of dogs.

Ted Rheingold did an amazing thing when he began Dogster, and I'm certain even beyond his wildest imagination, did he ever think it would impact so many lives in such a permanent, positive way. For that, I am ever grateful to you Ted, I cherish you as a friend.

Lori Malm ran a tight ship, and some people didn't agree with her, but she was always kind and kept a professional manner and always did everything with love .. her love for her people and their dogs. Lori, you too I am grateful for and cherish.

We've lost friends that we made there, and grieved them as our family ... Kim Smith Lasater, Brenda Harris are two that come to the forefront of my mind. I can't even begin to count all of the Dogs in that 10 years that we grew to love and lost.

So in irony, as I'm writing this, I see that Dogster is so much actually like a dog. It was given to us to teach us friendship, love, loyalty, kindness and to pay it forward, but like our beloved pets, it wasn't to be had forever. So I guess in my mind, I'll think of Dogster as joining so many of our pets who have passed ... and hope it opens an office at the Rainbow Bridge to watch over all them as it did when they were on earth.

Godspeed to all of the staff, then and now, and may your life from here be as blessed as you made all of ours. And to all the friends I forged through Dogster, I may not talk to you every day, or because of life we've drifted apart ... I cherish everyone of you and always will.

 

Dixie Has Joined the Chgo Crew of Angels

December 18th 2012 11:08 pm
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I wrote your name in the sky,
but the wind blew it away.

I wrote your name in the sand,
but the waves washed it away.

I wrote your name in my heart,
and forever it will stay.

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To honor our sweet girl,
please consider donating to:

Humane Society Calumet Area
421 45th Street
Munster, IN 46321

www.hscalumet.org

 
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