American Cocker Spaniel [See My DogsterPlus Photo Book]
Picture of Hershey, a male American Cocker Spaniel

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Home:San Francisco, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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"Doin' Dogster"

If Dogster were REALLY fur the doggies, all our photos would look like this!  BOL!!

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It was a spectacular day at the beach!

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"It was a spectacular day at the beach!"

Napping with daddy :)

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"Napping with daddy :)"


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I love my home town!

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"I love my home town!"

My Favorite Ball!

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"My Favorite Ball!"

A foggy day at the beach.  Pawfect fur me!

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"A foggy day at the beach. Pawfect fur me!"

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Boo, Boodie, Hersh, Bodersh

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

Gotcha Date:
January 2nd 2006

October 22nd 2005

attention, and Daddy

cats; other dogs outside when he's inside; also, he barks at litter on the street when we go walking

Favorite Toy:
anything that squeaks or is soft

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
Fort Funston, San Francisco

Best Tricks:
he can shake hands

Arrival Story:
I always wanted a cocker spaniel, from when I was a kid. When the rules changed at our apartment complex to allow dogs, we looked and looked for a local cocker breeder. Finally we found one with puppies available. I was looking for a buff female. She said, "I don't have any buff females, but I do have a little chocolate male." I said, "CHOCOLATE??!!" We just went to "look at him," and the rest is history.

Hershey's parents are champions (his dad is an international champ), and one of his litter mates is winning championships as well. But Hershey is neutered (per agreement with the breeder, and because we wanted to), so there's no pressure on him. He's just a fun-loving snuggle bunny.

Forums Motto:
When you're chocolate, life is sweet!

Dogster.com: Picture of Hershey, a American Cocker Spaniel dog on Dogster

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My Awards:

Lulu Goes Around the World!:

PDPC Summer Camp:

Travels with pals!:

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 14th 2008 More than 8 years!

Rosettes Given In The Past Month:

Stars Given In The Past Month:

Special Gifts Given In The Past Month:
Buddy Lee
Talker, Our Forever Angel
Cookie (In Memory)
Abby Mouse
Carat, CGC
Misty  6/15/96 -  3/30/13
Jena, always in our hearts
Bingo (6/13/83 - 4/19/97)
Sasha 1997-2010
Angelica (6/6/95-6/24/10)
King Pugsley
HarleyDavidson  THD, CGC
 Cleopatra ~ Grace
Lizzy (1999-2013) ✟
Charlie A.
Lucas (My Gentle Angel)
Rudy  Patudy
Freckles  1996 ♥ 2011
Bobbi (My Angel)
Angel Frosty May(1979-1996)
Kyle Chauncey
Maggie Mae
Miss Beasley O'Hair
Stella Marie
♥Lucy Lu♥
 Angel Lexi ...Gone But Never
Stryker *1985-2000*
Dakota Sioux
Sylvester Maximilian
✨ Finley ✨

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

for 3227 days

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It's a Chocolate Life

Speak up, pawlease!!

April 21st 2016 4:34 pm
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Mommy took me to the vet yesfurday to have my hearing checked. I've been sleeping furry soundly lately, not waking up when the mail comes or when daddy comes home. And I get startled if someone wakes me up, or pets me when I didn't see them coming. I didn't even move when mommy called "Din-din!!" So she and daddy thought something was up.

So the vet looked in my ears, and he didn't see any infection or wax or anything. Then he gave me a hearing test, and I flunked! I didn't hear anything. The vet called it "auditory nerve atrophy," but that's just a two-dollar way of saying I've gone deaf, or almost deaf. He said I'm about a year and a half early, because I'm only ten and a half. Usually he sees this starting in 12-year-olds.

My brofur Winkie is deaf, too. He came to us that way. So mommy and daddy pretty much know what to expect. My nosey still works as well as it evfur did, so I always know if anything really important is going on around me! The biggest difference will be that I can't go off-leash anymore, except in a fenced dog park. That's because I wouldn't hear daddy calling me back if I take off--which I like to do!

So it isn't the end of the world. But if I was going to lose something, I'd rather have lost my itchies!


Ten Years Ago, This Very Day!

January 2nd 2016 3:34 pm
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Today is my Gotcha Day! It was ten years or centuries or something ago that daddy and mommy came to get me from the place where I was born. I was just a little feller, no bigger than a minute, mommy says. They had met me a month earlier, but thought it would be best to wait until after Christmas to bring me home.

It was a dark and stormy day... Well, it was raining, and it was my furst time evfur to ride in a car. I was wrapped up in a blankie, and I had my favfurite stuffie with me. It seemed like this was going to be my life furevfur! But then we stopped, and I got to walk and pee in some grass. We went inside to meet my gramma, mommy's mommy. She was furry nice and thought I was cute! (I got that a lot fur the furst year!)

Soon we got back in the car and drove and drove some more, then stopped and got out again. That's when we got to MY house! Only, there was a big step I couldn't reach! Daddy had to pick me up and bring me in, and dry me off.

Inside were toys and blankies, my furry own supper dish and water bowl, and my crate, where I still like to sleep! I decided right away that daddy was going to be my best friend. He still is!

We've been on lots of adventures and had lots of fun since that day! I sure am glad I was got!

Speaking of getting, I got a big ol' Nylabone fur my Gotcha Day. To bark ya the truth, I'm not sure what to make of it. I nevfur had one befure. It's furry hard. But it smells good!

I also have pressies on my Dogster page from all my pals! In the Princess Divas and Prince Charmings group, they made me a Royal Member of the Day, along with Buster, who's also celebrating his Gotcha Day today!

Thanks to:
Cooper, fur my pawsome photo!
The fambly of Hershey, Kaci, Angel Bosco and Angel Bailey
The fambly of Buddy Sweet Angel, Maggie, Peanut "BB" Sweet Angel and Willow
The fambly of Sandy (aka Thumper), Kramer, Kisha, Molly and the rest
The fambly of Bear, Ringo, Webster, Dusty the Puppycat, Iris and the rest
Romeo Beau
Sophie Claire and Harley Davidson
The fambly of Angel Buddy, Dino, Buddy B. Boston and Cookie B.
The fambly of rosco, BOOTS and FLYHTEAS ÆTHELING
The fambly of Charlie, Abbie, Teddy, Maggie and the rest
Angel Sunny and Zane
Peter Parker
Flicka and Angel Lucas
Angel Jakie and Daisy Mae


I am 10!

October 23rd 2015 11:01 am
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Yesfurday was my Barkday! I've had ten of these days now, and I have to bark, they're not bad! Mommy and daddy make all kinds of fuss ovfur me. I get pressies, and treats, and outings and evfurrything!

This year my day began with a walk to the doggy store. This is the best-smelling place on the planet! They have bags and bags of doggy food piled up all ovfur, and treats in bags and boxes and bins! They also sell some toys and stuff, but I haven't been interested in those since I was a pup. Mommy said I could pick out whatevfur I wanted for my barkday. So I sniffed and I sniffed, and I dragged her and Winkie up one aisle and down the next. I finally decided on a bully stick that's as long as my leggy and smells like a piggy! Mommy also filled up a little bag with treats! We got some of those on the way home! Yummmmmm...!

When we got home we had to let mommy point her clicky picture box at us fur awhile. This always happens, there's just no getting round it. I've trained her to keep handing out the treats if she wants me to sit Here or look ovfur There.

Click here to see me with all my swag!

See my new leash? It has my name right on it!

When it got to be din-din time, mommy surprised us with STEAK! OMD, that was SO good!! Then when daddy got home he gave me and Winkie some of my cool barkday cookie! Mommy thinks our tummies will prolly explode in the next day or two, but I think it's totally worth it!

Barkdays are also spawcial on Dogster, and I want to thank all my pals who sent me pressies and Happy Barkday wishes! I was named Royal Member of the Day at the Princess Divas and Prince Charmings group!

This one is from the Pets That Love Fun group!

My pal Droopy made me this photo!!

And this one came from Forrest, Redford, Cooper and their big fambly!

Mommy's nerfuss about adding photos to my page yet, but we know they're safe here.

My other pressies came from:
Flicka, Lucas and Cleo
Abby and Lucian and their fambly
Abbie and Charlie and their fambly
Peanut and his fambly
East Coast Hershey and her fambly
Walker and his fambly
The Turner fambly
Romeo Beau
Sandy (aka Thumper) and her fambly
Tessa and Fitz
Tiki and Emily Elizabeth
Bear and Oscar
Rubio, Blaze and their fambly
Lola and her fambly
Dino and his fambly
Angel Sunny and Zane
Milo Blue Eyes and his fambly
Emma, Freddie and their fambly
Peter Parker
rosco, Boots and Aetheling
George and his fambly
Bear and his fambly
Harley and Jazzi
Daisy Mae
Riley and his fambly
Teddy and his fambly
Maizy and her fambly
Abby and Buddy

I hope I didn't miss anyfur! And mommy wants me to thank all the mommies and daddies who left greetings on her Facebook page! Whatevfur that is...

It was a wonderfur day, but it did end on a sad note, because we heard that our dear pal Austin had to go to the Bridge. We'll miss you, Big Boy.

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