December 21st 2009 6:04 pm
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Dear Diary, around 8 this morning Blake, Gregory, Mom, and I all jumped in the car and all of us got buckled up and we hit the road. Too bad it wasn't for something fun though... We had to go all the way to Tallahassee and back and it was about 548 miles. We were in the car for almost 10 long hours today, whew, that is sure a LONG time for a pup like me to be in the back seat in a seat belt away from my mom! When we finally got home I jumped up and gave mom a bunch of kisses and hugs just like she was gone without me all day. See, the thing is that Gregory won't let me have the front seat when he is in the car.... I say pooh to that! Blake doesn't care so much though so I get it when he is in the car. People think it is funny when they see me sitting by mom in the front seat and Blake or Gregory in the back seat, hehe!!
Anywho, mom got the last of the paperwork from Tallahassee that the college wants to we are heading there in the morning to give it to them. If that is FINALLY it then we get to go to some orientation thing mom calls it and she gets to pick classes to start on the 11th. We are stopping at the Dogtor's tomorrow on the way home to see if my test results came in and with any luck they will and I can start new meds right away if all goes well. Please keep your paws crossed for me, I am really hoping that it is a positive result so mom can stop worrying and I can start new meds and feel better! Nighty night, off to snuggle mom now :)
December 20th 2009 10:37 am
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Yup, it was back to the Dogtor's for me again... I had to have my ears checked and stuff. Mom had them give me a thyroid test since they said I have LOTS of signs from that and they said that if that isn't right it could be another reason my ears get messed up so much. Mom couldn't believe how many things can be wrong with a pup if they have a messed thyroid. Sleeping lots more, low heart rate, not so much playing anymore, slow getting up from laying down, messed up ears, dry and flaky like dandruf skin, missing fur, and more and I have been haing all of those things for awhile now. Mom said that for the first time ever she is hoping and hoping like mad that the results come back positive for a messed up thyroid because the Dogtor said that it is one of the easiest things to treat with just a couple little pills a day and that it is very affordable too, no idea what affordable is but mom was happy so must be a good thing!
Oh, the Dogtor put this thingy in the back between my shoulders, some kind of chip thingy. If something ever happens to me then a Dogtor with a special thingy puts it by me and it tells them who I am so that they can find my mom. But come on now, you all know that I am so not going anywhere without my mom. I mean really now, I AM her helper right! But the Dogtor's gave mom this coupon thingy to get it free so she had them give it to me.
Today mom wanted to do the yard sale and started getting everything out. Well, mom should not have done that without Blake and Gregory to help, they are working today. Yup, she hurt her back and had to put everything back and we are now snuggling together today on the couch. She said that it will have to wait for the guys to be home to do it.
Hey, anyone know when the next Dogster of the Week is by the way? It has been a real honor being it but want everyone to have a turn too! Mom still says she is going to miss my "mug" on the front page, she thinks I am cute she said! Silly mom! Ok, have to check on mom so have a pawsome day everyone and wish me luck with the test, wish for a positive result for me!! :)
December 18th 2009 4:47 pm
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Hi there everyfur and their pawrents!! Mom and I have been thinking and thinking all week just what could we do for all of my great Dogster friends.... thinking and thinking some more.... Then, aaahhaa, we got it!! We made you this super silly and pretty pawsome we think video for all of you to give you a good giggle for a gift! Mom just put it on my page and it is sure to quack you up!! It is the first video on my page and let me warn you, you will get a giggle I am betting!!
We are still keeping pretty busy here. We will know for sure by next week when we are starting college again and still aiming for January 11th. What a time mom is having getting all that done, whew!
Oh, I was real surprised to see my picture for Dog of the Week still. Not that I am complaining mind you because it is always pawsome to see your picture on the home page. Looking forward to seeing who gets it next and hoping and hoping that it is one of my pawsome friends!! It was a real exciting week having the honor and boy did I hear from a whole lot of my friends, woohoo!! Anywho, have a great holiday everyfur and their families :) Nighty night!!
December 16th 2009 10:30 am
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Dear diary, today mom and I are relaxing at home, yup, that's right... Keeping our paws right home after such a busy week with mom's cousin. She made it home to NY safe and sound yesterday to her Dogsters, they really missed her I bet.
The other apartment is all abuzz with noise today from the workers fixing it up for the new neighbors to move in soon. Oh, and the landlord had a professional crew come and mow and weed wack the yard yesterday. We are so happy about that since a weed and a grass out there I am allergic too and it bothers me when it gets longer. So happy happy here about that, woohoo! I think that the other apartment will be done soon and new neighbors may be in for the new year....
And then there is my super exciting Dog of the Week this week with a Diary of the Day once too. I think that today is the last day and mom said she is going to miss seeing my picture on the main page. I sure did gets lots of pawmails, comments, and gifts for such an exciting week from my pawsome Dogster friends and thank you all. Mom is down to the last few thank yous to send out today. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyfur and their pawrents for everything and making it the bestest Dog of the Week ever!! Gotta run for now, will have pics in next diary entry :)
December 14th 2009 1:02 pm
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THIS WAS POSTED IN THE DOGSTER BLOG THIS MORNING AND WANTED TO BE SURE THAT ALL MY FLUFFY FRIENDS THAT MIGHT HAVE THESE KNOW THIS IMPORTANT NEWS!!
The following recall alert, from Pet Carousel, Inc., is an update to an FDA health alert Dogster wrote about last month:
Pet Carousel has initiated a recall of all Pig Ears and all varieties of Beef Hoof pet treats because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The problem was discovered after FDA testing found positive results for Salmonella in pig ears and beef hoof products.
These products were recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. People handling dry pet food and/or pet treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the treats or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their health care provider immediately.
Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may only experience a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed any of the affected products or is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.
The following products have been recalled: The affected pig ear products were packaged under the brand names Doggie Delight, Pork Tasteez and Pet Carousel
* 18100-P Bulk
* 18016-P 10-pk red mesh bag
* 18120-P 20-pk red mesh bag.
The affected beef hooves were packaged under the brand names Choo Hooves, Dentley’s, Doggie Delight, and Pet Carousel
* 1506-K 5 lb. bulk
* 1507-K 10 lb. bulk
* 1520-K 20 lb. bulk
* 12125-T 10-pk vinyl bag
* 12110-T 10-pk, vinyl bag
* 12111-T 10-pk, vinyl bag
* 12122-T 10 lb., bulk
* 1503-K 3-pk, vinyl bag
* 1510-K 10-pk ,vinyl bag
* 1405-S 5 lb., bulk
* 1408-S 10-pk, vinyl bag
* 1410-S 10 lb., bulk
* 1420-S 20 lb., bulk
* 90058-H Cheese/& Bacon Stuffed Hoof, bulk
* 90056-H Peanut Butter Stuffed Hoof, bulk
* 17005-R Rope toy with Hooves.
The products were distributed nationwide in both bulk and retail packaging for sale in pet food and retail chain stores throughout the country. All sizes and all lots of these pork ears purchased on or after 08/16/2009 and all beef hoof products in all varieties purchased on or after 09/16/2009 made by Pet Carousel are included in this alert.
Pet Carousel has completed notifying its consignees and requested the consignees return affected products and remove them from retail sales. Out of an abundance of caution and concern for public safety, Pet Carousel is issuing this press release to inform consumers of potential risks and to ensure that all affected product has either been returned or otherwise removed from use.
Consumers who have purchased the products described above should cease use and return the product to their place of purchase. Additionally, consumers with questions may contact Pet Carousel at 800-231-3572 from 8:00am to 4:00pm PST.
December 13th 2009 5:05 am
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OH MY DOG!!!! This morning I was woke up to a whole lotta excitement from my silly mom! She got up early to do some paperwork for the college and checked the pawmail and saw that I got one of the Featured Daily Diary Picks, Did I say OH MY DOG already!!! Mom checked the Diary page and mine was the third one on the page, WOOHOO!! I can't believe that a little fluffy guy like me has been able to get such honors here in one week, I just can't believe it! Mom and I are truly touched by all the attention this week and want to thank everyone who has stopped by and to Dogster for making this such a pawsome week for picking me! Did I say OH MY DOG already!!!
Ok now, for a pupdate on what has been going on with mom's cousin and our ramming the roads to show her around. Well, I already wrote in my last diary that we went to Universal Studios and Island of Adventure for the day Thursday right. Well, Friday we went to SeaWorld for the day to show her around there. I did good for mom as always. Oh, mom found a section of dog toys at Universal and bought one for me for Christmas. Only thing is is that she was real sneaky about it and won't let me see it until Christmas morning. Pffttttt! I will for sure have to sneak a sniff when it gets under the tree, uh huh!!
Today I think we are heading to the beach with mom's cousin and I will be one happy guy to sit my fluffy tail on that beach under my umbrella and RELAX for awhile. I am one dog gone tired Dogster and even mom is real tired out too. It sure isn't easy for mom to do all this running around and she is pretty sore too. After the beach we still have to go to Downtown Disney after then some more sightseeing and then she goes back to the real cold winter in Upstate NY on Tuesday. I know that mom has a lot to do to finish getting ready to go back to school but I have to admit that I sure could use a loooonnnng nap come Tuesday, uh huh!!
Mom made me a photobucket page and will be putting all kinds of pictures on from this adventure for my Dogster friends to see. Oh and mom's cousin has three doggies back home and she made them a family page here if anyone wants to stop by and say hello. For some reason the create a link page isn't opening this morning but here is her page:
Ok, have a pawsome day everyone :) Binx
December 11th 2009 8:25 am
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Hi there everyone. It has been a busy week around here. Mom's cousin is still here and been showing her the sights down here. Today we are headed over to Universal Studios to let her see that too. They have a Grinchmas thingy and a Macy's Christmas Parade too. Mom has a picture of her with this Grinch person and do you know that he is all green and goofy looking. I sure hope that he doesn't try to get me.... But I know that mom won't let him get me so I should be all good there. Mom and I are taking her to either the beach or SeaWorld tomorrow. When things get all settled down I will have a ton of pictures and tails to share with everyone!
Just wanted to say another thank you for all the wonderful gifts and notes from everyone for my Dog of the Week too. It has been a very exciting week! Will be writing more and catching up with everyone real soon. Hope that everyone is having a great day! :) Binx
December 9th 2009 6:35 pm
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Dear diary, today was a rare day that mom couldn't be on the computer much because her cousin that she hasn't seen in over four years came to visit and mom and I have been showing her around then we had to go to the HUGE college for mom to do more stuff to get ready for us to start classes. It was a busy day for sure! Anywho, after dinner we FINALLY got to come to Dogster and check email and mom almost flew right up off the couch all kinds of excited! She said that I was Dog of the Week!! Me, oh my dog, I can't believe it! Did I say Holy WOW yet!!! I was so excited too that I just started giving her lots of high fives, yup, one right after the other!! Thank you so much Dogster for picking me and let me just say that mom and I are just thrilled that you picked my graduation picture for it too!! Mom made that for me you know!!! And to my friends that have sent such pawsome gifts and messages thank you so very much! I am SUCH a happy guy right now, woohoo!!!! Me, Dog of The Week, I just can't believe it.... Maybe someone should give me a little pinch to make sure I am awake!!!
Thank you again Dogster and to the best bunch of friends that a fluffy guy like me could ever have!! :) Binx
December 6th 2009 1:51 pm
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Dear diary, I have another ear infection, POOH by the way. I am on new antibiotics and they are making me a little more sleepy. Mom and I went out to our swing seat a few minutes ago and we were sitting there relaxing. Mom noticed something on one of the palm trees that looked like they are green coconuts. Mom said she doesn't have any idea what they are but is going to find out. Anywho, when she was looking at the tree she noticed two Bald Eagles sitting in a tree next door, holy wow, can you imagine! It was so cool that mom grabbed her camera and is hoping that at least one of the pictures came out. We saw the otter today in the lake too. Otters look silly bobbing in and out of the water! We saw a flock of ducks fly by us over the lake too. It was real nice out there..... until.....
I was all kinds of comfy snuggling next to mom when I saw it..... a cat came under the fence from next door to do it's business in our yard..... Since no one lives in the other apartment still I was off leash..... I was watching the cat real close...... Then it happend.... I FLEW off that swing seat and tore after that cat all the way to the pool and knocked it right in.... Did that stop me.... NOPE... I kept barking and trying to get that cat... Mom was NOT happy and was right on my tail right away and got me away so that the cat could get out and run home. Yup, I am in BIG trouble now. Mom knows that I can't stand cats, but she never knew just how much until today. I am thinking that the cat will do it's business in their own yard from now on though. For anyone that doesn't know already, when I was a baby the place that mom got me from had cats and the people used to let them eat the fur off our tails. I had hardly any fur on mine when mom brought me home and I have not liked any since. Gotta go, mom said that I have to go to my room now. :(
UPDATE!! MOM MADE ME A PHOTOBUCKET PAGE TO HOLD ALL THE PICTURES THAT I CAN'T FIT HERE ANYMORE SINCE SHE HAS SO MANY OF ME! HERE ARE THE PICTURES FROM TODAY!
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE EAGLES AND SUNSET!
IT WILL ASK FOR A GUEST PASSWORD AND IT IS:
December 3rd 2009 1:04 pm
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Dear diary, today mom and I went to a HUGE college. It was so much bigger than the one we just finished for sure, holy wow! Anywho, we met with a nice lady that really liked me and her and mom talked for awhile about stuff. When we got home mom turned in her application and financial stuff all on the puter and was real happy when it was all done. In a few days the paperwork will be in and we will have to go back to the big school for more stuff so we can start in January. Mom is going for Medical Office Administration and as always I will be right there with her, yuppers! This is going to be different and interesting I bet!
Ok, now for the neighbors. Well.... THEY ARE GONE!! Woo flipping hoo let me just say! No more sticking the swing seat by the water, no more scary loose dog, no more dog business in the yard (that is after we get a rake and do all the clean up of what is there), no more garbage and junk all over, no more stoooopid fish hooks in my tail and all over the place, basically, no more pooh heads!! Yay!! You should have seen the apartment when they moved out, OH MY DOG mom said. The place was a shambles for sure and there were lots of buggies all over in there. Boy, if it weren't for my mom being insane about no bugs and not bombing and spraying all the time our place would have had them all in here too. She bombed the whole house two nights ago and is going to do it again tonight or tomorrow. None of that crap in here she said.
On Tuesday mom's cousin from back home is coming down for a week. We will be doing a ton of running around mom said. We are taking her to Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Downtown Disney, the ocean beach that we like so much, and to some malls and stuff too. Mom said that we are going to need a vacation from her vacation when she leaves.
And last but not least, mom just got our Christmas card photos back and will be sending them out to the people that we are exchanging with this weekend. Well, have to run for now so have a great night everyone! :)
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