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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.

The MN Gang


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

The MN Gang


Group Photo!

December 3rd 2012 12:08 pm
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We just posted our Christmas 2012 photo for the howliday. Mom said it was very important this year to make sure we got one with all 5 of us. This is no easy task BOL! Anyway, we posted them and do hope you like them!

The MN Gang


Would we change a thing?

November 29th 2012 7:31 am
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These are rough days ahead for the MN Gang but would we have changed anything? Of course not.

Never in a million years would we have believed that 3 of our 5 dogs would be so seriously ill at the same time but that is what has happened. I would guess part of us knew it could happen since they are mostly all seniors but it is still incomprehensible. The biggest shock was last month when Mia went in congestive heart failure. At age 10 that was painful to accept. She had the world's worst month in October and every complication imaginable but in the end it paid off. We pulled her through so she can enjoy more time with us and hopefully ring in the New Year.

Yuki is at least 15 years of age. He has a bad heart, stones that can't be removed because he can longer handle anesthesia for surgery, and he has lost most of the use of his rear. He still manages to get around and until that changes or he loses the will the live he is still happy to be here.

Chester, the most recent in a string of bad news. A rare form of skin cancer that spreads through the body. We don't know how far it has progressed but currently he is doing well. In August we noticed the entire gum line along his teeth suddenly reddened and inflamed. That was seemingly overnight. We took him to the vet and she has never seen anything like it. She had a few theories - infection, allergic reaction to tartar, auto-immune response, or cancer. She placed cancer at the bottom of the list. We started by giving him antibiotics but that didn't work. We did a dental to see if it was the allergy to tartar but that turned out not to be the case either. At the time of the dental we had them biopsy the tissue. We had them hold the samples to first see if the dental would solve the problem. When it didn't work we sent in the sample. That news was devastating. Epitheliotropic lymphoma. Hopefully the prednisone treatment will help slow down the progression of his cancer.

Even though we are experiencing so much heartache right now, we still wouldn't change a thing. The love and loyalty they have given us has been a blessing. The loss of a pet is huge but never experiencing their lifetime of love and loyalty would be a much greater loss.

Thanks for listening

The MN Gang


Tidbits here and there

December 13th 2011 1:53 pm
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Howdy pals, we hope all our furiends are enjoying the magic of Christmas and Hanukkah. No matter where you live or what you celebrate, take a moment to just enjoy.

We just got back from Indiana after attending the funeral of our human dad's father. Daddy was sad so we had to go along for the trip and try to keep him happy. We think it worked, too. We were there for a little while, longer than expected actually. Even though we love visiting our relatives to the east, we were ever so happy to be back home.

A few interesting tidbits

Mia had to get groomed because there is a groomer down there that mom likes and she took the opportunity of being in the area to get Mia gussied up for Christmas. BOL!! Dad said she looked the same but she actually got trimmed so she wouldn't be such a dust mop that picks up everything.

Our mom came back from the wake to find Dragon having another seizure. That was super scary!! He came out of it fairly quickly and we can't help but think stress played a big part of it coming on that way.

The day of the funeral, it snowed. Frozen tears??

Yuki was ready to have his cyst drained but low and behold, it drained on its own on our last day in Indiana or on the way home. He is no longer a unicorn.

Finally, we received a package of pressies all the way from England! Sure makes us feel like royalty~ Thank you so much Dolly, Parsley, Lola, and Ethel (the Golden Girls)

So there is our tidbits of info. We are happy to be back home and happy to call you all our furiends.

Enjoy the magic of the holidays. It is a wondrous time of year.

The MN Gang


Oh No! More Snow!

February 20th 2011 5:40 pm
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Have you ever heard "this is the song that never ends"......well, this is the winter that never ends. Another whopping foot of snow is expected to fall over the next 24 hours. We're too small for all this white stuff. The pawents have to shovel paths for us just so we can potty. I don't know about other parts of the country but here in MN all we can say is please bring spring! NO MORE SNOW Mother Nature - not funny! We're also keeping our paws crossed that the flooding this year will avoid us and all this snow isn't helping. Wish us well, we just might need it!

The Frigid Five



December 11th 2010 8:14 pm
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It isn't officially even winter yet and we have wind chills below zero and over a foot of snow! While all this snow might appear beautiful and Christmasy (is Christmasy even a word?...BOL), it isn't fun to go out in. Sure, the crazy Springer doesn't seem to mind but the rest of us sure do. Can somebody pawlease tell us if Spring is near?

Love from the Frigid yet still Festive Five!


Happy 4th of July!

July 4th 2010 12:36 pm
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Happy 4th of July to all our fellow American Pup Pals and also to all our non American pup pals who might not be celebrating but we wish them a wonderful day as well ;)

Stay safe, Stay inside, and make sure windows are closed and distractions like the radio, fans, or TV are on to help drown out the noise of the fireworks.

Yuki is terrified of fireworks so we can relate to any pups who share that same fear. Extra precautions need to be set in place today to protect the four legged species. It is a well known fact that more cats and dogs get lost on this day than any other.

Happy 4th Ya'll

The Patriotic Pups from MN


Frosty Paw Friday!

June 4th 2010 2:30 pm
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Mmmmmmmmmm to the MAX! Today we were treated with our first frosty paw of the season! It was a delicious treat and we were all happy mom decided to whip up a batch. She likes to make us homemade frosty paws. Yum Yum Yummy! Gotta luv summer :)

The MN Gang

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