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Happy Birthday to me

October 16th 2012 4:33 pm
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Mom has not been able to bring herself to write for me or about me since my leaving for the bridge. She is still sad but she wanted me to thank everyone for remembering my birthday yesterday.

It was spent with the wonderful angel furs. We had lots of fun. There was Pumpkin chucking (now that was Cool); a new fur-iend showed me where the milk fountain was (yummy) and being with my family angels has been exciting.

I want to say thank you to Callie Rose & The B&G Club, Crystal and Cammy for the Fabuloso Birthday cards. I loved the wishes from the beautiful ladies. ;)

Thank you for the Birthday gifts:
George, Merry, families and The Dog house;
Angel Rebby;
The family of Otto, Angel Sophie, Sagwa, Daisy, and Skylar;
My Buddy Rosco P Coltrane;
Angel Zeusie;
Tinkerbelle and Angel Natasha;
Angel Brewster - he helped me chuck my pumpkin with the cannon;
Abbie, Charlie, Teddy, Maggie, Sam, Max, and more.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I love you each one and please know how much your kindness has meant to me and my family.

Love & Licks,

**I have as yet to write my goodbye to Luke and I am still not ready. I long to feel his kiss on my chin/neck. I miss petting him and feeling him lean against me. It is still unreal.
Thank you for being so kind in thinking of Lukey Duke on his Special Day.


I am turning 5 tomorrow!!

October 14th 2011 8:55 pm
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I will be celebrating my 5th birthday tomorrow. While Slippers was born on Mom and Dad's anniversary; Mom chose the 15th for me, that is her parents' anniversary (their 51st tomorrow). The date was based on how old the vet said I was when I came to their house.

I was a wee pup then, about 6 weeks. I have grown a bit and I still manage to get into trouble. In fact Mom has volunteered to give me a birthday spanking, she says I really deserve one. I am a little embarrassed (just a little) but I was goofing off and would not move when Mom needed me too, and I cause her to smash her little finger on her left hand with a sheet of plywood yesterday. It is swollen today, numb and the end joint is purple. She was trying to keep the board from hitting me, when I would not move, and that was how she smashed her finger. But it caught me and she was so worried; but I was just fine. Went running around like nothing.

Guess what, even though I may have been a naughty boy yesterday, Mom still picked me up my FAVORITE treat for tomorrow--HOT DOGS!! YES!! I love them. You know all I have to do is smile at her, kiss her and she forgives all. ;)

I cannot wait to see what else Mom and Donald have planned for me. I heard Donald talking about watching fireworks tomorrow evening at a local festival, I know they are for me, now to get him to take me too. Maybe I can sneak in the car.... I wonder.



October's Party

September 30th 2011 6:25 pm
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October's Party
By: George Cooper

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came—
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow,
At hide-and-seek they played,
The party closed at sundown,
And everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder;
They flew along the ground;
And then the party ended
In jolly "hands around."



December 21st 2009 8:18 pm
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My Christmas Wish For You

My Christmas wish for you, my friend
Is not a simple one
For I wish you hope and joy and peace
Days filled with warmth and sun

I wish you love and friendship too
Throughout the coming year
Lots of laughter and happiness
To fill your world with cheer

May you count your blessings, one by one
And when totaled by the lot
May you find all you've been given
To be more than what you sought

May your journeys be short, your burdens light
May your spirit never grow old
May all your clouds have silver linings
And your rainbows pots of gold

I wish this all and so much more
May all your dreams come true
May you have a Merry Christmas friend
And a happy New Year, too ..
- Author Unknown

The Bush Furs and Mom Mary


Happy Thanksgiving

November 23rd 2009 8:08 pm
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We want to wish our Dear Friends a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thanksgiving Delights

On Thanksgiving Day we’re thankful for
Our blessings all year through,
For family we dearly love,
For good friends, old and new.
For sun to light and warm our days,
For stars that glow at night,
For trees of green and skies of blue,
And puffy clouds of white.
We’re grateful for our eyes that see
The beauty all around,
For arms to hug, and legs to walk,
And ears to hear each sound.
The list of all we’re grateful for
Would fill a great big book;
Our thankful hearts find new delights
Everywhere we look!

By Joanna Fuchs



My Birthday was Thursday, October 15th!!

October 17th 2009 11:54 am
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I turned 3 a couple of days ago. I had fun just being myself and picking on the girls. Mom sang to me and later we danced around. The only problem, mom thinks she should lead!! We use October 15th based on the date I showed up at Mom's and the vet thought that I was about 6 weeks old. The 15th is my grandparent's anniversary (mom's parents). They have been married 49 years, next year, as I understand it, will be a very important year--#50.

I received many gifts and wishes from my Super Wonderful Friends.
I love and appreciate every single one. We have been slow replying back, but we will send out thank you's soon for the gifts.

The neighbor's 5-month old Elkhound named Poe came to visit today. He missed my Birthday, because he was kept at home. He likes to come and visit, the little guys play with him (Buddy and Drake). We Labs (Tippy, Shadow & ME) just bark at him and he at us. We have fun doing that, running around the fence barking back and forth at each other. The older gals (Nakoma, Slippers and Belle) just kissey face with him, then he goes on. They are not as active as we Labs and the little guys!!

We all had treats (biscuit bones) while Poe was visiting. He really liked that and kept following mom around wanting another one, but mom said no, only one. We all told Poe he needs to come back tomorrow for Drake's Birthday, there could be another treat in it for him!!

Woofs and Hugs,


I've Been Tagged

September 26th 2009 7:34 pm
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I have been tagged by my good friend Scooby!! If you want to play just answer the questions in your diary and then tag 6 friends. You can either send a pmail to tag them or a rosette.
Here we go:

What color is your collar? Blue

What kind of food do you eat? Ol Roy

What is your favorite treat? Marrow bones (love the yogurt flavored ones)

Do you have a Valentine or significant other? No

Do you get table scraps? The closest is hot dogs (we get those to take our monthy Interceptor pills).

What is your favorite toy? Rubber tire or rope toy

When is your Birthday? On October 15th I will turn 3 years old.

How many times do you get to eat? We have feeders. We receive a fun treat once a day and our second treat is for bone and joint health.

What is your favorite color? I like them all equally.

Do you hope all your pals put this in your diary? Yes, if they have time.

I'm Tagging:
Walter the Cat


I've Been Tagged

January 20th 2009 9:14 pm
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Thanks Lucy (606875) for tagging me.
Here are the rules. Read my diary. Write in your own diary 7 things about yourself. Send pmails to 7 of your own pals, can be anyfur, those who have NOT been tagged yet and tell them to read your diary for instructions. I like to include new members to make them feel welcome, an it is a great way to make new furriends.

1. When I was a pup, Bear the Feline was my best buddy. We would chase each other through the house, like two wild animals!!

2. I am the youngest woof but I am the largest one. The vet thought that I would only grow to weigh about 35 pounds. I top 80 pounds now, maybe a little more.

3. I love to play tag with the girls: Tippy and Shadow and my boy Donald.

4. I love to play fetch with balls and mom. I don't always give it back to her, but we have fun anyway.

5. I love hot dogs. Don't get them as often as I would like to have them (EVERY DAY).

6. We 3 labs have 3 feeders. I try to hog as many as I can and will growl at them. We are working on this problem!!

7. I have a new bad habit, when Donald or Mom walks away from me I will growl, deep as I can. At first they would come back to tell me not to do that, guess what, that's what I wanted them to do!! They figured it out, I will still try to growl, they will ignore me and just keep talking to each other. Time to find a new habit!!

I will tag my 7 furs now.


Cats and Dogs

June 30th 2008 10:18 pm
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You know that we (cats and dogs) can like each other; contrary to what the movies show. At least some of us like each other. When I was a newcomer here at my home I became good friends with Bear (he is 3 months older than me). We are both black and it was fun to chase him through the house. We would chase each other through the climbing toys; over and under them. IT was fun. After I grew bigger than he, we stopped playing rough. I miss those days. I am now the biggest dog that Donald has here. Mommie doesn't trust me to play with Bear; she's afraid that I might play too rough (I like to rough house with tippy and shadow--but they are my size) and I might accidently hurt Bear. I wish I had not grown so big so fast. I miss the gold old days. :) Luke


Me, Me, Me

June 19th 2008 10:24 pm
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I came to live with Donald and mommie in December (06). It had been quite a day for them. First they found that they had a water leak, so the water was shut off for Donald to find the problem. Then, it stormed and the power went off (the phone was out too, there was a problem at the phone station). So, they were using the generator for power. After dark, when it was nasty, Donald heard the dogs barking and went to see what was wrong. He found me by Slippers. He brought me inside and could tell my leg was hurting me. They kept me inside and took me to see the vet the next day. The vet laughed about another stray finding his way to their house. He said that he thought that there was a neon sign that said strays welcomed, pointing to our house. I don't know about that, I am just glad that they took me in. More on that later. :) Luke

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