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FYI

September 15th 2014 9:36 pm
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I want to let all my pals know that you won't be seeing me or Winkie around Dogster fur the next six sleeps or so. Mommy and daddy are going to the middle of the country to visit daddy's mommy, and we can't go with them. So we'll be staying at the dog lady's house, where we stayed last year when they went to see the eagles and whales and sled doggies.

I think they have their best adventures with us, but sometimes we just have to stay behind.

Mommy isn't taking her confuser, and she won't let us take it either. So no Dogster fur us. And we're missing Talk Like a Pirate Day! Arrrrrrrr!!! But our pal Bailey in the PDPC group made us these pawsome pirate photos, and we just have to share them! Mine is

Yo-Ho-Ho-Hershey

You'll have to visit Winkie's Diary to see his! See you in a week!

 

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

September 9th 2014 10:46 am
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We went on an adventure a few sleeps ago. It was an ovfurnight road trip to a place we've sniffed befure. Was it a good idea? You decide.

Furst of all, daddy wasn't feeeling too well. His nose was cloggy and hurt so much it made his teefers hurt. And daddy does the driving. But he wanted to try. So he and mommy packed up the car, and we took off furst thing in the morning. We drove fur days or hours or something, all along the edge of the world with the ocean outside mommy's window. I love that!!

The place we stopped is called Carmel. If you look up Dog Friendly towns, you find it on evfurry list. Winkie and I can go in all the shops there, and run without leashes on the beach. Most of the hotels like us, too! Lots of restaurants have patios where we can eat with our pawrents. And there is a doggy store there called Diggidy Dog that sells EVERYTHING doggy! They even keep treats in big baskets at nose-level! Oh yes, we love Carmel!

But this time, we hardly went into any shops. We went into one fur daddy as soon as we got there, then daddy just wanted to go nap in the hotel room. We stayed with him and napped, too. Mommy went off on her own with her camera. When she came back we all went out to a dinner place, but daddy got chilly and after they ate we all went straight back to our room. Then I got the pee-pees. I had to pee so bad, I went on the floor! TWICE!! I didn't have time to scritch on the door like I'm supposed to. Mommy always brings clean-up stuff, so that was okay. But after that, mommy couldn't sleep fur watching me, and she took us outside two more times. I peed and peed and peed. ::whew!::

The next morning is when we usually go to the beach. Daddy felt better, so we went. I love running off-leash in the sand!! But the beach was different this time. It was later than we usually get there, and there was water all ovfur the place. We had to walk right through it to go anywhere. Winkie loved it, he went splash-splash-splashing right across. Me, I hate getting my feets wet. Grrrrrr.

Winkie says WHEEEEEEEE!!!

Me, not so much...

Then Winkie got too full of himself and went tearing off and up a flight of stairs he found! Daddy had to go chase him and bring him back, because you know, Winkie can't hear if you call him. That was the end of off-leash fur Winkie. BOL!!

After the beach, when we got back in the car, something happened to my back! OUCH! I went YELP!!! When I got out again, I was walking a little funny, and mommy and daddy poked around to see where it hurt. It's my back. It still hurts, but not a lot. I'm walking fine, even trotting! My tail still wags. But, I want to stay in my crate, I don't want my back rubbed and I do NOT want to go up any stairs. Mommy was going to take me to the vet yesfurday, but we couldn't get in. He told her to watch me (she was already watching me) and if I'm not better by tomorrow, then we'll go.

So it was good, and it was not so good.

 

State of the Community

July 12th 2014 3:49 pm
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Woof, everyfur! I think it's about time I made a new diary entry! Things are still not pawfect on Dogster. In fact there was one whole day when none of us could even get here, because the evil Cookie Monster was blocking the gate! BAD Cookie Monster!!

He seems to have got enough cookies at last, and now most of us can get here again. Winkie and I can play in our groups, and see the Community Page, and send our pals rosies fur Barkdays and Diary Awards and evfurrything. Sometimes we have to use a battering ram and make several tries, but we don't give up. It's tricky to get our posts to stick. And evfurrything is moving in s-l-o-w m-o-t-i-o-n.

We've heard that nofur can add to or rearrange their photos, so we're not even trying that. Some of our pals can't see the Barkdays or Diary Central. Some can't get into their groups. Some can't send or receive pawmail. Some still can't get into Dogster at all! It all makes us furry sad.

BUT... Lori at HQ says she is going to have FURRY Good News fur all of us FURRY soon!!!! "Soon" takes longer fur hoomans, but we're still excited!! If you're reading my diary, thanks fur being part of the Few, the Proud, the Dogster Faithful!!

 

Ruff Week

June 20th 2014 11:01 am
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Well, it's been a ruff week on Dogster. It might be fleas, or it might be villains, or it might just be things breaking. It's hard to get into a group or forum. And if you can get there, it's hard to make your pawprint stick. If you send a Barkday gift or DDP award, it may or may not arrive. Even pawmail may not get where it's going.

That's all the bad news.

The good news is that somehow or another, if we try hard enough and dig long enough, we can still get here! We can still sniff butts and nosies, if we just keep trying. I'm hoping my pals will be able to find out that I wrote in my diary! I want you all to know that I'm still here (Winkie, too!), and I'm glad you're still here! I know things are gonna get better! I know that, because I'm a dog and I always believe in the best possible outcome! Keep those tails wagging if you have them, or butts wiggling if you don't! Thanks fur not giving up!

 

Bark Park, Part II

June 6th 2014 7:45 pm
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We've been going back to the new doggie run (I barked about it befure) every three or four sleeps since they opened it. We always see other doggies there, which Winkie likes a lot. He also likes that he can chase his ball from one end to the other. But what I like is that mommy takes treats when we go there! I figured out that if I jump up on this, or ovfur that, or run through the other thing, I get treats!! Tonight when we got there we met two big doggies. The yellow one with the long hair was like Winkie, just wanted to chase his ball. The other one was black and short-haired. He didn't do much at all. So I decided to show off! I jumped ovfur the bar, back and forth and back and forth! Then I went to the little mushroomy things and hopped from one to the other to the other to the other to the other! Next I ran through the tube, once in each direction, and then I jumped through the rings, the low one and the middle one! I got treats all along the way! Mommy and daddy were so proud of me, and the other doggy daddy said I was well-trained! BOL!! I've nevfur trained on that stuff! But I'll do almost anything fur a treat!

 

Diary of the Day!!!

May 28th 2014 8:06 am
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OMD, what a surprise when mommy turned on her confuser this morning!! I have the Diary of the Day Award, and I didn't even have to bark a new diary! BOL!!! Already I had a blue ribbon from the Bama Babies, who are always right on top of evfurrything!

Thanks to my pal Freckles who sent me hugz and a pawsome piccie. I can acfurrily put it up on my page!!

I also got some balloons from rosco and his fambly, Mia Muah and the Minnesota Gang, Bizkit and her fambly, and Tessa and Fitzcairn! Thanks, pals!

The East Coast Hershey sent me a blue ribbon! So did Charlie and Abbie and their fambly!

These are hard times at Dogster, but we're still here! And we're grateful evfurry day for our pals who are still here, too--even when we can't see you!

I also want to Condogulate my pals Hershey (the "other" one, BOL!) and Charlie, who just flew to the Bridge, on being Daily Diary Picks today! WhooooHOOOOO!!!

 

DDP!!!

May 19th 2014 10:00 pm
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When we woke up this morning, we found out I was a DDP! And my pal Cooper sent me a bootifur photo!!

Mommy always puts those in my photobook, so that's where we went next. And then we discovered, Dogster was under attack again! Grrrrrr!! So the gates have been locked most all day, and when we could sneak in, we couldn't add photos. So I'm saving it here! Thanks, Cooper!!

 

BarkPark

May 14th 2014 9:03 pm
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We had a doggie run, a couple of blocks from our house. It wasn't furry big, just a fenced-off part of lawn. But it was big enough to run around in, and we could go off-leash there. The lawn got worn away down the middle and sometimes it was so muddy mommy wouldn't let us go inside. Twice when we were in there, the sprinklers came on! Mommy had to run around getting us togefur to put our leashes back on because we were all confoosed, and we all got soaked. It got so we hardly evfur went there anymore.

We went by there on a walk last week. And we saw that the fence was down, and men were working there. At furst mommy was sad, she thought they were taking away our doggie run. But when we got closer, she could see that the men were acfurrily making it better! They had jump-ovfur stuff, and run-through stuff, and climb-up stuff fur doggies! And benches fur mommies! And a water fountain! OMD, this was gonna be great!!

Daddy was even more excited than the rest of us! This week, he and mommy started taking us ovfur there evfurry night when he came home from work. And evfurry night, it looked more and more finished. But it was locked.

Until tonight! Daddy is out, but mommy took us ovfur there, and we found other doggies inside, already playing!! I jumped ovfur a few things and through a few things! So did Winkie. Some of the other doggies were going up here and down there and through this and under that. But mostly we just sniffed each other and checked it all out. Mommy took some photos:

BarkPark

 

Thank you

May 12th 2014 9:17 pm
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I'm writing this Thank-You letter to pals who may nevfur see it. These are Dogster pals that I made years and years ago, who haven't been here in a furry long time. Some of them have gone to the Bridge, and some have just…gone. I want to thank them fur NOT taking their pages down. I want to say...
Thank You that I can still go to your page and see all the gifts I evfur sent you.
Thank you that I can still read your diaries and laugh and cry, and remember the conversations and adventures we had in the Comments there.
Thank you that on my page, the gifts you've given me still bear your name and photo.
Thank you that I can still see your name and face on comments on my photos, and in my diaries.
Thank you that I still have all your paw-mails.
Thank you that I can go way back in group threads and forums and find your face, and remember fun times we had and advice we exchanged.
Thank you that, even though Dogster may not be part of your life anymore, you still let me treasure the Dogster part of your life that touched MY life. Thank you fur not erasing our history togefur. I wuff each one of you.

And to all my pals, I promise that as far as it is up to me, I'll never throw away your gifts and comments and photos you made fur me and all our memories, by pulling down MY page. I know it doesn't just belong to me.

 

Fort Fun!

April 16th 2014 10:26 pm
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You've heard me bark about Fort Fun a bazillion times, right? Evfur wonder what the woof I'm barking about? Well, if mommy did what she thinks she did, http://hersheybarks.blogspot.com/2014/04/fort-fun.html is a little movie she made when we went there last night! She thinks it's about 5 minutes long, so tell your mommies to get a cup of coffee or something, BOL!

I should say, those fire guys at the beginning were really rescue guys. They thought there was a hang-glider in trouble, but it was a false alarm. And the big birdies at the end aren't big birdies. They're hang-gliders!

 
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