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Four Years!

August 14th 2012 9:27 am
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Today is my 4th Dogster annifursary! That's right, it was four years ago today, while mommy and daddy were watching the Greatest American Dog program on TV, that mommy decided I should join Dogster. This is my mommy we're talking about. The mommy who doesn't "do" social networks. The mommy who doesn't understand confusers. Shy mommy. Tech-challenged mommy.

We started right out joining groups, and we joined a bazillion of them! Way too many to keep up with! (New doggies, take note!) Some of our furst ones were Princess Divas and Prince Charmings, and Fur Frenzy, and Paw It Forward (P*I*F).

We started meeting other doggies and making pals. Some of my oldest pals are Molly and her fambly (who joined Dogster the day after I did!), and Zaidie, and Mini, and Harley Diva-Girl. And so many more I can't even name them all. OMD, we were all having so much fun!! We started buying zealies, BOL!!!

Some groups invited me to be an admin. I didn't really know what that meant, but of course I became more active in those groups. And some groups were just lots of fun. I started making breakfast fur the gang at Billie-Bob's in P*I*F, and got to know Lexi and her sisfur Monnie, and Dino and his brofur Buddy, Pepper, and Chauncey and Tiki and their famblies. We had pawties, and went on adventures!

One of the most exciting things we've done was to go to the D/C Magic meet-up in 2010. We got to meet our Dogster pals and their pawrents in pawson! We had a picnic, and took tons of photos, and played and played! I think you can still see the photos if you click the link!

But there have been sad times, too. Some of my pals have had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. I wasn't expecting that. Furst Duncan, then Dino's brofur Buddy, then Billie-Bob, then Lexi, and since then Ernie George, Katie Lynn, Beatrix, Chauncey...oh my, so many. Just recently Banners, and Abby, and Sunny. Mommy cries ovfur each one as if they were hers.

Time marches on, pals and groups have come and gone. Dogster has gone through some changes. Sometimes it hasn't been easy, but we still love it here. There is always something going on somewhere, if you just follow your nose. I keep making new pals, even if I don't join too many new groups anymore. Mommy's learned more about her confuser, and about taking and sharing photos. We learn about doggie products here, we get great advice, we join contests. I've received honors and won prizes! And now my brofur Winkie is a member, too! He's learning his way around. I know he's having as much fun here as I always have.

We love you Dogster!!!!

Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

August 14th 2012 at 11:05 am

Im coming up on 4 yrs too, this place is so wonderful and I we love it here!!
Barked by: Riley (Dogster Member)

August 14th 2012 at 11:05 am

Hey Hershey,

It's been four years for us, too.

With the great moments come the sad moments, but we're all so much better for having known so many wonderful pups, including you and Winkie.

Have a great anniversary.

Your pal, Riley
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

August 14th 2012 at 11:24 am

Thanks, Petey and Riley! I'm glad you enjoy Dogster as much as we do! Sometimes we hear complaints, but I think Dogster is what you make of it! I have the BEST pals!!!
Barked by: Cathey U

August 14th 2012 at 12:27 pm

Happy Annifursary! We are so glad to have met you and your furmily!
Barked by: Pepper - CGC (Dogster Member)

August 14th 2012 at 4:17 pm

Glad to be Dogster pals with you, Hershey! You are one o' the furiendliest, nicest pups I as met!
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

August 14th 2012 at 4:27 pm

Thanks Zoe! We have Zaidie to thank fur us being pals!

Aw, Pepper, thank you! I love all my pals!
Barked by: Fizzy (Dogster Member)

August 14th 2012 at 5:29 pm

What a nice entry, Hershey!! Me and Momma couldn't agree more. We've been trying to write a diary entry together to express our love of Dogster and the pals we've made here, but each time we start Momma starts to leak all over the keyboard and she has to stop. Maybe we'll try again tonight.
Barked by: Molly (Dogster Member)

August 14th 2012 at 5:41 pm

Happy Annifursary Hershey! I'm so glad we met and get to play together, share happy and even the sad time's. Dogster is just the bestest place around! We love you and Winkie to! He's very lucky to have you fur a big brother ♥
Wag's, Molly
Barked by: Wendy G

August 14th 2012 at 6:08 pm

Habby 4th Dogsterbersary, Hershey!!! It r gonna be 4 yeers fur me in December! WOO-HOO :D I wuff dis pwace!!
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

August 14th 2012 at 7:05 pm

We are coming up to 5 years.. and still happy to be here and value the friends we have made too.

Congratulations Hershey !
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

August 14th 2012 at 8:15 pm

Um...we are wee babes in the time department, BOL! Growlmy put me and my kitty brofurs here not quite 3 years ago...and we have nevfur regretted it!
We too nevur did anything 'social' as regards the internet, and growlmy considered herself confuser illiterate.
We have learned so much here, and have met so many furends.
Sometimes growlmy gives out the word about this site to peeps she meets with pups, so they to can share in the fun and love.
Growlmy's onlky regret?? Not having enough hours in a day to stay here, BOL!!

Thanks fur reminding us how much we too love this pawlace!
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

August 14th 2012 at 8:17 pm

Oh, not to furget:
Happy Dogsterversary!!
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

August 14th 2012 at 8:32 pm

Thanks Fizzy, Molly, Zaidie, Flicka and Freckles! Pals like you are what makes Dogster so pawsome!!!
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

August 14th 2012 at 10:05 pm

HAPPY DOGSTERVERSARY HERSHEY! We just had our 5th anniversary on June 1. We're so thankful we found this place and have met the nicest pupses and their pawrents and have made lifelong friends. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

August 15th 2012 at 3:22 am

Happy anniversary!
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

August 15th 2012 at 8:30 am

Thanks Whitley, and Condogulations to you, too, Doo!
Barked by: Amazing Grace (Dogster Member)

August 15th 2012 at 4:03 pm

Happy 4th. Anniversary!!!! We are so happy you and Winkie are our pals.....Any extra treats to celebrate????? Gma is still tied down with the vegetable garden! Sure messed up my playtime at dogster....When Snow flies her Paws are ALL MINE! I intend on playing everyday! hugs and kisses,mazy
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

August 15th 2012 at 5:50 pm

Thanks, Mazy! We got some extra treats, and Daddy took us on a special walk to the dog run to toss balls fur Winkie! It was great hearing from so many pals!
Barked by: BUTTERCUP * Moms Angel Girl * (Dogster Member)

August 16th 2012 at 5:55 pm

OMD .. 4 years .. time flys when you are having fun ! We are dogster lovers forever and are so glad we have you and Winkie in our coral of furiends !
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

August 16th 2012 at 6:02 pm

{{{ Buttercuppy! }}}
Barked by: Lexi (Dogster Member)

August 22nd 2012 at 7:17 pm

Aww Hersh, sorry I just saw this! We love dogster too and have had so much fun and Oh how we have all grown so much socially since our Pawrents joined and let us play. We have all laughed together, cried together and offered lots of love and support to each other. Dogter Town is the Best Social Place on the Web!!!

Wags Wiggles and Woofs,
Lexi and Family
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

August 22nd 2012 at 10:45 pm

Thanks, Lexi! Here's to four more years!!




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