Siberian Husky/German Shepherd
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Home:Philly + New Orleans + Saskato, US +, Canada  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Meridian

Dog-face, Meracky, Silly, Fuzz-brain

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

February 23rd 1998

Anywhere she can be off-leash, travelling to new places that have new smells.

Aggressive dogs who think they have something to prove, people who abuse/oppose off-leash parks, leash laws, bathing.

Favorite Toy:
Tennis balls top the list (hoo-ray for the Chuck-it!), although sticks are a close second. Any toys from Grandma and Grandpa are sure to be hits!

Favorite Food:
We started a raw food diet in April of 2005. Meridian's favorite is elk!

Favorite Walk:
The abandoned oil refinery (much nicer than it sounds!!!) in Philly will probably always be her favorite spot.

Best Tricks:
Being able to find a tennis ball left by someone else ANYWHERE (even camping out in the middle of nowhere in the Rocky Mountains) and feeling superior to dogs that do "stupid dog tricks"

Arrival Story:
Meridian was conceived on my bed at my house in Philadelphia (while I was visiting family hundreds of miles away) on Christmas Eve in an instance of forbidden passion between two friend's dogs. She was born in New Orleans on Lundi Gras -- the day before Mardi Gras -- two months later. I was there, too. I didn't know if I was ready for a dog, having never had one of my own before, but I did know that I really wanted one, and that Meridian's dad, Gobblet, was one of the coolest dogs in the whole world. When they were weaned, things just fell into place, and Meridian and I have been together ever since. Meridian passed away in September of 2010 at the age of 12 and a half. She was the most incredible friend and impacted my life in so many ways during my time with her.

Forums Motto:
Proud to be a kitchen wolf!!!

The Groups I'm In:
Alberta Prey-Model, BARF or Raw feeders, Concerned Owners for Vaccination Education, Dogster and Catster All Paws Bulletin!, Holistixperience!, Homeopathic Pets, Nerdster, Organic Gardening, Raw Fed, Raw Fed Dogs, Southern Calgary pups, The Isabel White House

The Last Forum I Posted In:
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I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 18th 2004 More than 11 years!

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If I Had Thumbs, I'd Write This Myself: Meridian's Diary (Transcribed by Mom)

Getting Closer -- The Parking Lot Rabbit pt. II

March 11th 2008 3:59 pm
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So Mondays are one of the days mom has off work. I have to admit I was a little peeved by the time yesterday evening rolled around because stupid Natty got to go out on a LONG walk, and Storm got to go out on a LOOOOooong walk the week before and I had to stay at home for both of them. Where's MY long walk? Mom says I get to go out and do more during the week and Storm and Natty deserve some really good quality one-on-one time too. I say that's a buncha bunk -- she's MY mom and I had her FIRST!

Anyway.... It turns out mom and dad were thinking of me after all 'cause we all got to go on a pretty decent family walk when dad got home from work. Seems like dad got home awful early. I wonder if it had anything to do with this "daylight savings" thing they kept talking about. So we all left the house and as we approached the train tracks the dinger thing started going off. Usually mom starts walking faster but keeps some form of control, but not dad! That's why he's fun! He started running, so we all got to RUN across the tracks! It was invigorating but totally goes against all of our train safety rules! After the train tracks you're in gopher and bunny country. Storm, Natty, and I immediately started checking gopher holes for activity. (I *was* wearing my backpack this time. I bet I could fit a whole bunch of gophers in there!). As we got closer to the other half of the lot mom was telling dad about the rabbit, and then BAM! We saw it!!!

It was sitting by the lone tree that grows in the lot. Mom and dad were totally making fun of me for looking for the rabbit, but the joke was on them! They didn't see it but we did, and all chaos ensued as we got close enough and spooked it causing it to run from it's hiding spot! He's started to change back to a brown color rabbit and his white and brown coat were making for some pretty decent camouflage. Storm and Natty were on the two headed dog leash and when the rabbit started running Storm and Natty took off after it, which surprised the heck out of dad! He had to struggle to gain control of them and looked like a fisherman who had a BIG fish on his line! I shot out and would have gotten that stupid bunny if it weren't for that blasted LEASH again! We were SO close I could almost taste it, and I was overtaken with this primal urge to make my bunny catching noises despite being restrained. I pulled as hard as I could towards that bunny but mom won out in the end and we finally had to give into letting the stupid bunny go. For someone who respects me as a carnivore and a dog she sure can be a party pooper sometimes! Mom and Dad were almost out of breath from laughing so hard and us dogs were zinging with adrenaline so we had to stop and take a breather before we kept walking.

I swear one of these days I'll get that rabbit! The leash mom uses on me is slowly wearing -- maybe one day with enough pulling I can cause it to *snap* and then I can catch the rabbit!


Mom's slow!

March 4th 2008 3:35 pm
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So this morning mom was getting ready to start her week (she has Mondays off) and I decided to make her take me to work with her. Usually I can tell if she was intending to from the time she gets up, if not the night before, and I definitely wasn't getting the feeling that she was this morning. I knew I had some convincing to do!

First I followed her into the bathroom, which I usually only do when I want my dinner and she's taking her sweet time. Not only did I follow her in the first time, but I came BACK in after she kicked me out! When she let us out into the yard I went because I had to pee, but I came back up to the door with Storm and Natty. (Usually I like to stay out until the last second possible.) I made sure to hang out by the door and stick to mom like glue as she put her coffee thermos and stuff in her backpack, and guess what? It WORKED! Mom said, "Gee, Meridian, do you want something? You want to go to WORK?" I replied in my own way with those looks that I know mom understands as well as she does English coming out of the mouths of other humans. The message was, "WELL DUH!" She put that stupid martingale collar on me (I don't know who this Martingale is but I'd like to bite him!) and my leash and we were off! She didn't even put my backpack on, which was fine given what I wanted to do today.

We went down the hill and around the corner and I knew it was coming up soon, so I got serious and all of a sudden mom said, "OH MY GOD, you don't wanna go to work, you want to go look for that RABBIT!". What an epiphany. My mom's a pretty smart lady, but sometimes it takes her a while to get things! What did she THINK I wanted to do? Yeah, going to work was a plus, as I like to get petted and have bones and things that my sisters don't get, but today was all business. Business of the the important kind, too, not like the kind mom and dad do all day. This is about a jack-rabbit.

It started last Wednesday when mom took me to work with her. We were on our way home and we were walking thru the short cut parking lot by the train tracks. All of a sudden I saw the most amazing thing! It was a GIANT white rabbit! He thought he was being all sneaky in the winter time by turning himself white, but the joke was on him! The snow had all melted a couple days before! It was just in the middle of the lot and I KNEW I had a chance! I darted off after it, but I had let it slip my mind that I was wearing a collar and leash, and mom was a little more on the ball than I thought! She's usually pretty lax about my leash walking manners thru that lot, and she's even let me off leash a few times even though she tells me she could get something called a "fine" for it, so I have to be really good. I was trying to get that darned rabbit as mom held me in place with that darned leash and I watched as it ran farther and farther away. Mom did say that she wishes she could have let me chase it, and I knew she meant it, but I stayed where I was. It was torture when it stopped for a second at a chain link fence before finding a spot to go under it.

I had to make due with sniffing gopher holes after that, but mark my words: I WILL GET THAT RABBIT! I'll be on a campaign of getting to go to work with mom every day I possibly can, which is a total of three times a week! That's six chances for seeing that parking lot rabbit again! I better be really good at work if I'm to expect that she bring me that much. I've been trying really hard. Really!


It's my birthday!

February 23rd 2008 1:23 pm
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Well, today's my birthday and I'm TEN years old! That's what the people keep telling me anyway, and apparently it's quite a big deal!

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