Days In the Life of a Non-Herding Herder

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Stoled it from Teddy and Tessy...

September 15th 2009 6:53 am
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What is your name? Shula

What other nicknames do you have? Shula-Bula, Shaggy-Butt Shula, Lunatic, "The Girls"

What breed are you? Border Collie/Collie/German Short Haired Pointer

Where were you born? Meadowlands, Minnesota

Where do you live now? Babbitt, Minnesota

What is your favorite toy? STUFFIES!

What is your favorite store? Anyone that Ma goes to and brings me back toys!

How many toys do you have? Lots - Callie and I share though.

Wet or dry food? Dry

What is your favorite color? Pink

Are you bad when nobody's looking? I am very sneaky all the time.

Are you friendly? Usually. Unless someone looks shifty.

Are you overweight? I don't think so.

Do you eat people food? Very, very rarely.

Do you eat bugs? Yes...I like to hunt them!

Do you live with other animals? Dog sisfur Callie, and two kitty sisfurs Lucy and Muffin.

Do you like to exercise? LOVE TO! I love walks with Ma, running in the field with Dad, running all over at the shack, wrestling and running in the house, chasing kittehs...

Do you like car rides? I do!

Do you get into stuff? Yes, I am VERY nosey.

Do you like to swim? No. I only wade in up to my belly. Sometimes I jump and splash around.

What is your favorite treat? Beggin' Strips

Do you shed? Very little

What's the funniest thing you ever did? When I crawl in bed with Ma or Dad, and then I get the "Uh-oh" look when I get caught, and freeze cuz maybe they won't see me if I don't move.

What's the bravest thing you ever did? I always protect Ma if Dad isn't home, or when we are on our walks.

Are you neutered? Spayed.

Are you a social animal? Very

Collar or harness? Collar - it's pink!

Retractable or regular leash? Regular - it's pink, too!

Ceramic, Metal or Plastic bowls? Metal

Do you sleep in a crate? Haven't since I was 6 months old!

Do you have a dog bed? Yes, but I don't always use it.

Do you have a doghouse? No

Do you belong to any dog clubs? No, we don't have any around here.

How does your owner describe you? Neurotic and hyper

 

Mystery Injury

September 4th 2009 7:12 pm
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Ma is all in a snit cuz she found a big, red bump on one of my hind legs. She doesn't know what it is or where it came from, but it's bright red, with a tiny scab, and has no hair on it. My ankle around it is a little swollen, but it doesn't seem to be hurting me cuz I let her touch it and squeeze and all that without fussing. She rubbed some peroxide on it, and I've been licking it.

She's wondering if it could be a bee sting? She has never been stung or seen what one looks like. Will wait to see if Dad knows what it is when he gets home.

 

Mighty Squirrel Hunter!

August 30th 2009 7:33 pm
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Hoooooo boy, did I have a fun day today! We headed out to the shack pretty early this morning, which was PAWESOME! Callie and I ran and ran and ran and ran and splashed and ran some more! I watched Callie and Captain Jack retrieve our buoy and tennis ball in the water (I cheer from where I can touch) and we charged around. Al chased us all over the place! It was sooo fun!

Then after supper I got to help Dad and Grandpa go squirrel hunting! I would find the squirrlies, get them treed, then Dad would get the pellet gun. (Now, we don't promote shoosting of innocent animals, but these squirrels are really mean and can ruin the eaves of the shack and they kill the chipmunks!) We got three of them! Dad said he was very impressed by my hunting skills.

I am now resting in the pawrent's room on the floor after getting my nails clipped. It was a loooong, fun day!

 

FREEDOM!....was not mine....

August 13th 2009 7:56 am
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Well, we had a BBQ at our house, and I had to roped up to the deck. Hmmph. Ma said if I wasn't such a brat, I could run free. Sheesh, just cuz I wanna patrol the neighborhood, I get such a bad rap!

I was good fur the most part, but was whining and barking a lot if no one was petting me. I got some raspberries and some chips and some cheddar brat - good stuff!

It was really fun to see everyone - we had both sets of grandpawrents, my tzu cousins, my aunties and my uncle - I love seeing everyone.

Especially in one place.

Where I can watch them all.

 

YIKES!

August 9th 2009 7:21 pm
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Grandma came over today to visit, and after Ma got done baking, we went fur a nice, long walk! It was so fun! There was so much to sniff and people to say hi to.

Then, when we were a half a block away from our house, we were by our neighbor's that have two little dogs that TAUNT me! I never see them cuz they have a big, tall fence, and it drives me NUTS! Well, we were walking by and the doggies were out and started barking at me. I tried to charge the fence, and when Ma corrected me, my collar snapped!!!

Ma panicked and I took off running, but only went to the other side of the fence. Ma was able to loop my leash around my neck and get me home safely, but boy was she scared!

 

More fun with ME!

July 28th 2009 6:44 pm
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My pal Sam had this in his diary, and I thought it looked pretty fun. And you know you're all dying to know this stuff about me anyways.

How old was your typist when they got their first dog?
She was 4 or 5. She got to go with to help pick out the dog, and she named her Snowball. She was a White Shepherd/Samoyed mix.

Has your typist ever been bitten by another dog?
Another dog? I've never bit her. The Pekingnese her family had as a child (known as Kujo!) bit her lots though.

Spaghetti - with or without meatballs?
If there's an option of meat on anything, the answer is always YES!

What is your typist’s favorite song right now?
Sounds Like Life to Me by Daryl Worley

How many dog parks do you have in your area?
Zero. We go to the field by my house.

What was the last movie that your typist went to see?
Hasn't been to a movie in over a year!

Is animal shampoo tested on humans?
It should be.

How often do you get your teeth brushed?
Every once in awhile...

Collar or harness?
Just a collar.

Do fish get thirsty?
I don't think they can actually swallow, so it wouldn't matter.

Where is the last place your typist went to for vacation?
Well, her honeymoon. They went to stay at a lodge way up in northeatern MN.

PetSmart, Petco or _____?
Nearest Petco is 2 hours away. We go to the Flower and Seed store.

Besides Dogster, what’s another one of your typist’s favorite web sites?
Facebook!

Have you ever caught a squirrel?
No, but I've been trying to catch the chippo that lives under our deck for DAYS.

Are you more of a sniffer or a licker?
Sniffer. I don't do tongue.

When’s the last time you were at the vet?
April, for my annual such and such.

How many packets of Kool-Aid would it take to fill the ocean?
Salty Kool Aid would not be tasty.

Does your typist spend more than two hours a day on Dogster?
BOL! Oh, yeah. She spends most of her time at work alone, and it's usually not too busy there.

What’s the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box ?
Didn't know there was one!

If you could meet any ‘famous’ dog past or present, who would it be? Benji!!!!

 

Grrr....

July 28th 2009 10:24 am
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Our wonderful furiend Max #876388 spoke so well on the subject, we asked if we could repost his diary. He should get DDP for this!

"Dogster is an amazing place full of happy, silly photos of a new stance, reaction to a toy, happy chases ~ so many cherished moments. And, when necessary, we grieve together when having to guide one of our beloved to the Bridge. We are truly lucky and loved. With that said, this diary post is not about us, but for those beautiful dogs whose lives were not humanely celebrated.

We are very disappointed and saddened that MV has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL. While it’s been stated that legally he’s paid a debt to society, a far greater debt remains and one incapable of recompense. We demand much more than a publicist-driven campaign in concert with HSUS to indemnify the torture, starvation, slaughter and sadism of MV. We want more than insincere atonement and photo ops. We want those lives that were lost to his heinous brutality and greed to matter.

As a personal form of protest to the profit-driven decision of the NFL, from this day forward we will no longer purchase items containing an NFL insignia. This may mean a change in some of Mom’s food items, but it’s our way, albeit small, of honoring the lives of far too many.

Rest sweetly, pups. We will never forget."

 

Agility and Rally Training? *Gulp*

July 28th 2009 9:24 am
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Well...I haven't decided if this is a good thing or not. Ma found a doggie gym up here that gives classes in agility, obedience, and rally! Sounds like it could be fun. It is still 40 minutes away and the Agility 101 classes are on Wednesday nights, so she's gonna hem and haw a little. She emailed the owner to tell her a little about me and my training...er...uh..."issues". She doesn't want to sign up for the class and then find out I'm not really ready for it.

We will keep you posted - it looks like a really nice place! If you guys wanna check it out, the website is www.gretasgym.com.

 

New Discovery

July 17th 2009 6:30 am
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The humans do not enjoy being woken up at 3:30 AM. Even when I am doing important things, like chasing Muffin. They do not enjoy my high-pitched squeals and barks.

Also, these barks summon from the depths of the bedroom a scary monster that must have been Ma at one time: Medusa. DO NOT MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH THIS MONSTER! She will stare at you, grab you by the collar, and drag you back to bed. SCARY!

Lessoned Learned: Don't mess with the Momma Monster.

 

Tagged by the Brewster!

June 23rd 2009 6:20 am
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1. What color is your collar? - Pink!

2. What kind of food do you eat? - Iams Smart Puppy

3. What are your favorite treats? - Any from Joni's Barkery

4. Do you have a Valentine or significant other? - Nope, there's no time fur that!

5. Do you get Table Scraps? – Not often, and even then, just a little

6. What is your favorite toy? – Stuffies!

7. When is your Birthday? - February 20

8. How many times a day do you get to eat? - Twice a day, half a bowl

9. Do you have a favorite color? – Pink!

10. Do you hope all your pals put this in their diary? - Ooo, hope so - you're tagged!

 
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