The MN Gang

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Age: 9 Years   Sex: Male

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11/10/13 Teddy, Mia, & Dragon

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"11/10/13 Teddy, Mia, & Dragon"

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The family of Walker (Angel Boy), Alexandria (Sweetest Angel),  Molly,  Pookah   , Edwina (Angel Eddy) DG#1 and more!

Quick Bio:
-pound dog-dog rescue

April 21st 2008

Each other, treats, sleeping in our bed

Chester and Yuki don't like dogs passing the house. Chester hates the doorbell

Favorite Toy:
Yuki, Mia, Chester, and Dragon love squeaky plush toys. The newer the better

Favorite Food:
Innova senior and Wellness Core. They love Smokehouse Beefy Bites, Merrick treats, homemade treats, bully sticks. Not too picky

Favorite Walk:
Around the neighborhood

Best Tricks:
Teddy and Chester both have their CGC

Arrival Story:
We adopted Chester from the humane society in 2003 when he was 3 years old. He had been returned a few times before so we are his 4th home. He is a bit difficult since he has such high anxiety but we believe he is very happy to have a permanent structured environment. Mia arrived in March of 2005. She was an unclaimed stray. We put a hold on her sight unseen and drove 500 miles each way to pick her up. It was love at first sight! Teddy came in August 2005 and was a shy owner turn in. He is so much more outgoing now. Yuki arrived in September of 2007. He was in terrible shape at the pound and 10+ years old. He'll live out his retirement years with us! Dragon arrived in March of 2008. He's the new guy and fits in well. He was a free to good home pup from a family that couldn't keep him and thought he'd be better off with us. Teddy and Dragon are fast becoming great friends.

Along the way we never want to forget our other beloved dogs who taught us so much and showed us how to open our hearts to other dogs in need. Thank you Sandi, Tara, and Bruno. God knows how much we loved you and still miss you.

Forums Motto:
Every Day is a Gift

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Sad News Today **Dogster and Catster Communities Closing*

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
April 21st 2008 More than 9 years!

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Musings from MN

Settling in nicely

September 3rd 2014 9:07 pm
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We've been in the new house two months and things are starting to come into some order. Our previous home closed a couple weeks ago so now we can finally put all our efforts into this home.

Everyone is settling in and getting comfortable. The fence is now up so Mei Li is extremely happy. She now has over a 1/2 acre to run and play in but she spends most of the time sitting at the back of the fence waiting to see a squirrel, BOL!

Anyway, everyone is amazed at all the wildlife. Teddy saw a salamander and thought it was boring and walked away :) I loved how gentle he checked it out before leaving. I think Mei Li would have tried to eat it or at least poked it with her nose. The boys are so gentle though.

We also have tons of frogs! They remind me of Mia. I remember a few years ago when Mia was sitting on the patio with her froggie friend. She would have loved it here. We also have quite the hummingbird population. We added a second feeder to feed them all as they prepare to migrate. These delicate creatures also remind me of Mia, not because she had an encounter with one, but because she was also so delicate. Seeing them brings me a lot of joy.

All in all, it is finally coming together. Mia's tree will soon be planted and to watch over it is a Shih Tzu garden decoration. Will post pics when it is all finished. We also plan on buying a new royal red maple tree. Just another reminder of Tara. Mia's tree is a seedling from Bruno's tree so we will in fact have a living memorial for them both once the new seedling takes off.

Hope my Dogster pals are well. We are so happy to finally be back.

The MN gang


We're moving!

June 13th 2014 11:45 am
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In just a few weeks, the MN Gang is packing up and moving to a new house with acreage! It isn't fenced yet but that is in the near future. This has been a long time coming. The pawrents started looking in 2012 but more seriously in 2013. They found the house they really wanted but the sellers weren't quite ready to sell yet and didn't respond to their first offer. When they were ready 6 months later they finally accepted our offer but it was a short sale and it was going to take some time. 7 months later they finally got bank approval with a closing date less than 3 weeks away. Luckily the loan was already in the works so things are actually moving rather smoothly, all things considered. We are set to close in 12 days if everything goes as planned. Soon after it will be moving time. We are staying local, just more land so we will continue to be The MN Gang.

It's all getting real! Over a year of waiting and it is now just days away.

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Happy Veteran's Day

November 11th 2013 11:56 am
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Happy Veteran's Day to all the wonderful men and women who serve their country and allow us the freedom we often take for granted. For the MN Gang this is extra special because our hubro proudly serves in the US Navy and recently re-enlisted for 6 more years. We are so very proud of him

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