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Picture of Hunter, a male Golden Retriever

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"Hello, my name is Hunter, what's yours?"

Home:Matthews, NC  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 16 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

Thank you, Crystal!

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"Thank you, Crystal!"

Is this close enough?

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"Is this close enough?"

I am so cute!

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"I am so cute!"

My best friend McDuff.

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"My best friend McDuff."

Let me clean my nose!

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"Let me clean my nose!"

Am I being good?

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"Am I being good?"

Do you like this view?

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"Do you like this view?"

Can I have a treat, can I?

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"Can I have a treat, can I?"

Me and my human paw

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"Me and my human paw"

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

August 13th 2000

He loves to have his ears cleaned and to be brushed.

Having McDuff get to the ball first.

Favorite Toy:
Tennis balls.

Favorite Food:
Everything.... he even eats the hickory nuts.

Favorite Walk:
He has a big backyard in which to play and doesn't go on regular walks.

Best Tricks:
Hunter failed doggie school twice....

Arrival Story:
Hunter was originally adopted by someone who found he was too headstrong for them... they sent him to doggie school and Hunter failed. Then they gave him to another person who also found Hunter to be headstrong and, for the second time, Hunter failed doggie school. This person gave Hunter to our son and his wife who found that within the first day, they could not manage him. They offered Hunter to us since we had another Golden Retriever and a big, fenced backyard for the dogs to romp and play. We took Hunter and he is just a big part of our family.

Hunter loves to be number one. He pushes his way into any attention we are giving to McDuff and Hunter often steals McDuff's balls and refuses to give them back. Hunter is easy going and fun loving. He does have a weird quirk in that he will sit and howl for no apparent reason. Our neighbor asked us if he was retarded once because of his howling. We can't figure out why he does this but we have gotten used to it. Normally, when he does it, McDuff just looks at him as if Hunter has lost his mind.

Forums Motto:

The Last Forum I Posted In:
what would you do

6-25-2009 ~ Dog of the Day
3-31-2008 ~ Daily Diary Pick

Birthday: August 13, 2000

Thank you Maya for my membership card!


I was a DDP on 3-31-2008


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I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 28th 2008 More than 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

for 3292 days

Meet my family
Patchez Kujo ~ Mrs.
Hooch ~
Forever Loved
Prince ~ Loved
Forever ~
PrincessMojo ~ Forever
Clawdia ~
Heaven's Sweet
Callista aka
Baby G ~
Fire (Always
in my heart)
Sir Lancelot
ChanceMr. Biscuits ~
Dreamboat #143
Charming aka
Mr. Purrzz

Meet my Pup Pals
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~ Hunter's Howlings ~

Hunter passed away tonight. We are still in shock.

June 5th 2014 8:57 pm
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We are in shock after discovering our beloved Hunter passed away sometime this evening. My husband went out to feed Hunter and Chance and discovered Hunter in his dog igloo. He did not respond and Ed found he had gone to the Rainbow Bridge. He was almost 14 years old and has been a wonderful dog for the 13 years we were blessed with him. I am still not totally with it at this time as we did not see this coming. I thank the Lord for the wonderful life Hunter had and for the love and joy he has brought to us. I hope he knows how much he was and is loved. We will miss this precious boy more than I can tell you.

To Hunter ~ Mommy will love you forever, precious one. My heart is hurting now but I pray to smile and laugh when I think of all the fun we have had and the joy we have shared. Love NEVER dies.


I am 9 years old today!

August 13th 2009 5:54 am
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Today is my 9th birthday! Oh boy. I know that it means extra loves and treats for me today.

Pippin and Petey sent me a yummy ice cream cone. They said, "Happy Birthday Hunter!! Wishing you one of the Best Birthdays Ever!! We hope you have a furtastic time and enjoy your very own special day. Enjoy this ice cream too! Happy Birthday, my friend!! Love and Pug Hugs, Pippin and Petey"

I received a pmail from Crystal with a purrty picture in it. She said, "We are sending this cake your way to help brighten up your special day. Happy Birthday."
Happy Birthday

Thank you for thinking of me on my 9th birthday. I am off to chase a ball or, at least, keep one from Duff.


I am DOTD! What a special honor.

June 25th 2009 11:52 am
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Holy Cow! What in the world? I am DOTD! How did that happen? I am so shocked and surprised to learn about my pawsome honor. I am thrilled beyond words and for me that is hard to believe. Thank you Dogster HQ! I will be a good DOTD for you.

It seems that my mom gives so much time to my kitty siblings that often we (the doggies) get put on the back burner. We told mom that it was okay because she can't chew gum and walk at the same time. So balancing Catster and Dogster can be a real challenge for her. BOL.

River sent me a beautifur furever diamond. She said, "Hunter!! Congratulations on being chosen Dog of the Day!!! Yipppeeee!!! xoxo River"

Pippin and Petey sent me a cool baseball. They said, "Congratulations Hunter, for your Dog of the Day Honor!! You look furtastic on the main page of Dogster and deserve this reward. I hope you have a Great Day and have someone play ball with you!! Congratulations again. Love, Pippin and Petey" Petey is a new member of the furmily. Welcome to Petey.

Rocky and Sarge sent me a fun beachball. They said, "Hi Hunter, Congratulations on Dog of the Day! We think you are very handsome and are sending you a fun beach ball to play with! Rocky and Sarge "

Millie sent me a delicious steak. She said, "Congratulations Hunter!'re pawsome! This honor deserves a nice, juicy steak...don't you agree? Enjoy your special day! Hugs, Millie"

Walker and his pawsome doggie and kitty furmily sent me a fun beachball. They said, "Congrat's Hunter on being Dog of the Day ! We all hope you have a great day ! Love & Wag's & Purr's, Walker & Family"

Abby sent me a delicious grape drink. She said, "Congrats, Hunter, on being Dog of the Day! You look like a fantastic pup!! Smooches, Abby"

Yoshi sent me a Forever Play Ball! He said, "Hi, Hunter! My name is Yoshi and I'm a Welsh Corgi of the Pembroke variety. I think that you are simply adorable! I'm sending you this tennis ball because you like tennis balls and to celebrate your being named Dogster Dog of the Day! Yay!"

Biskit and her pawsome doggie and kitty furmily sent me a pawsome blue ribbon. They said, "Hi, Hunter!Congratulations on being chosen as Dog ot the Day! Woo hoo! What an exciting and pawsome honor! You go, boy! We're very proud of you and we love you, buddy."

Angel Tippi and her furmily sent me a Forever Play Ball! They said, "Congrats on being DOTD Hunter!! Woofs and Slobbers to you."

I received a Golden Bone from Hunter. He said, "Congrats Hunter! On being Dogster's Dog of the Day! Hope you have a great day! Woofs, Hunter" Now, don't you think that he has a PAWSOME name?

Izzie and her furmily sent me a fun beachball. They said, "Hunter, congratulations on being dog of the day! Iz, Hammer and Sophie from Louisiana"

My pawrents have had a plateful lately. Hooch, my kitty brofur was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in February. His dianosis was complicated by pancreatitis and IBD and he finally became well enough to go to T4Paws for iodine treatment. Well, he got to come home yesterday after my pawrents went with my human brofur to get his biopsy at the hospital. My pawrents had to leave for my brofur's home at 5 AM today to have him back at the hospital by 8 AM. His procedure went well and the results are expected back soon. The doctor does expect that it is cancer but is hoping that it will be operable after treatment with chemo. The doctor is very hopeful and so are we. Next week my human brofur gets a PET scan and meets with his doctors the day afterwards to find out what treatment, if any, he will receive. The doctor told my pawrents that my brofur's tumor is 5 x 7 centimeters and that he suspects it will be a 2b or 3a class. If the chemo shrinks the tumor, then he will have to have his right lung removed.

My pawrents sadly learned last night that one of their dearest furiends was killed in a traffic accident yesterday. It seems that she was killed on the same road my pawrents traveled on to pick up my brofur Jim to take him to the hospital for his biopsy. It happened about 11 AM and, while she did not die instantly, she died at the hospital before her husband could reach her. Her name is Cecelia Pearce and she will be dearly missed. She was one of the sweetest persons you could ever meet and gave so much of herself to so many in need. In fact, she just got back from a week at the beach where she cooks each year for special needs children at a camp to which they go in the summer. And she was on her way to help relieve her sister from caring for their mother who had suffered a stroke about a month ago. My pawrents are just devastated over the loss of their friend.

3:37 PM EST ~

Quincy and his pawsome furmily sent me a hot dog. They said, "Hot Dawg, you're Dog of the Day, Hunter! Congrats! We're glad we didn't miss it because we don't check on Dogster enough. Hope this honor cheers up your family! Love, Quincy and gang"

6:11 PM EST ~

Scooter and his furmily sent me a yummy steak. They said, "Congrats on being Dogsters Dog of the Day."

Huntington sent me a nice blue ribbon. He said,"Hi!! Congrats on DOTD!! I'm so excited for you!! =^_^= Yay!! Hunter!! YAY!!"

Montana and Bailey sent me a beautifur furever rainbow star. They said, "Congrats Hunter on being DOTD!! You are a star today!! Hugs, Montana and Bailey"

Thank you to all the pawsome doggies and kitties who have helped make this a really special day for me with the pmails, rosettes and helped me celebrate this pawsome honor as Dogster's DOTD!

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