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A Daily Diary Pick...

June 3rd 2010 7:47 am
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..should really keep a daily diary! Sometimes mommy gets lazy (she has another word for it: busy), and everyfur must think my life has...just...stopped. But it hasn't! Fur instance, two days ago I got to spend the whole day at the Wag doggie hotel, and it was Wild West Day! The whole place was decorated with cowboy hats and boots, and we played special cowboy games, and I got my picture taken with a real wild west bandanna!

That was the third day in a row that I was in All Day Play at the Wag. Yesfurday I stayed home and SLEPT. When Daddy got home he took me to Fort Fun where I could run around off-leash by the ocean. I met a couple of other furs my size and we had a game of tag. That was fun!

Today I got my regular food fur breakfast. I sure liked that canned sensitive-tummy food, but I'm all better now, so it's back to my normal diet. I think that means I can start getting treats again, too!

Thanks, Dogster, fur reading my diary! And thanks to all my pals who read it, too! We love you all!!


Lessons learned

May 29th 2010 7:59 pm
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I had to spend over an hour at the vet's today. Not my usual vet, because he took the howliday weekend off. So we went to the back-up vet hospital. They're nice there, too, and FURRY thorough!

Mammy and daddy did a lot of talktalktalking, and the vet people did a lot of writing and taptaptapping on their confusers, and evfurrybody kept sniffing me. The dogter agreed with mommy: NOT skunk. He thought something plantish, like a compost pile or maybe some fertilizer. He said it may or may not be why I got the urka-gurkas. Then he took me into the back where they took pictures and gave me a shot and sucked stuff out of me and poked around. They were furry gentle and nice. I didn't make a fuss.

A l-o-o-o-o-n-g time later mommy and daddy came back, and the dogter told them:
it is not a virus
it is not an object I ate
it is not a liver or stomach or intestinal or heart thing
it is probably something I got into and then licked

So I had the shot to stop the urka-gurkas, and mommy has to give me pills, and I got a new food (canned!) fur this week. BUT I can't have anything to eat until tomorrow! And the dogter said to give me a bath in Dawn dish soap, like they use on the oil-soaked birds, to get the nasty stuff off of me so I don't ingest any more. That made mommy feel guilty, because she didn't give me a bath yestfurday, but the dogter said a regular shampoo wouldn't have done any good anyway, it needs to be Dawn to get rid of the oily stuff I probably licked.

So when we got home, I got a bath. Now, you have to understand, I don't get baths at home. That's what we have Michelle the groomer for! But mommy bought a bottle of Dawn and we all shut ourselves into the bathroom, and we managed. Now I'm wet and starving, but relaxed.

Mommy still thinks I stink, though, BOL!!! Daddy thinks I'm better. I think we're all gonna survive this! Thanks fur your pawrayers!


Stinky Dink

May 28th 2010 6:28 pm
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That's what mommy's calling me. I think I smell furrific!

I was out on my Dawn Patrol with daddy this morning when I thought I saw a critter running into a hedge. Daddy uses the retractable leash that mommy hates, so I was able to give chase! I bolted into that hedge until the leash stopped me. I didn't catch any critter, but I came out smelling SO GOOD! Daddy was so excited he got mommy up so she could enjoy it, too.

She got out my grooming table right away, and started wiping me with doggie cleaners, and spraying me with doggie fresheners, but nothing is getting this smell offa me. In fact, I have the whole house smelling nice! We don't know what it is. It is NOT skunk. Mommy says it smells more like natural gas, with metallic overtones. She calls me Stinky Dink. That's a compliment, right?

Meanwhile, we're getting used to the new Dogster look. Some of my pals are having flea problems, but evfurrything seems to be working pretty well fur us. Some ads are getting in the way in the forums, but I bet that'll get fixed. I love having all this grass to roll in!!

The BEST thing is, we have MEATZ in the Gift Shop! Hot dogs and hamburglars, and they're all FREE!!! My pal Zaidie is beside himself with delight, BOL!!!


Adjusting to my new life...

May 26th 2010 11:23 am
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Life at the Wag is way different than life with mommy and daddy. I sleep in a little room, sort of like my crate at home. But the door is shut and I can't go fur a wander in the middle of the night. And my water is in a bowl, instead of my rabbit bottle. My ears get wet when I drink. Also, I have a bully in there, and my rope toy that smells like mommy and daddy.

In the morning someone--not always the same someone--comes to get me and take me fur a "business walk" and then I get my breakfast. After that we all go into the big playroom. There are lots of other doggies in there! Some I know and some I don't. Some you see once and some you see evfurry day. There are hoomans, too, like my good furiends Diana and Steve. If I don't feel like playing with the other doggies, I can play with the hoomans, or just cuddle up fur snuggles. If the sun would come out, we could go up to the roof and play outside. But it's cold and rainy right now.

I don't get a brushing evfurry day, but some of the doggies do. Some of them get baths and other things, too. Some go swimming, but I don't like the water so I just stay in the big room.

When it's time fur dinner, they put me in a crate with a bankie ovfur it so I can eat in peace. It's kinda like my own private dining room, BOL.

Bedtime comes, and I'm furry tired, so after my last business walk I'm glad to get back to my room and my bully and my rope.

So I figured this was my new life. It wasn't awful, but I missed my mommy and daddy.

And then guess what!! Last night, in the middle of the night when I was sound asleep, the nighttime hooman came and opened my door and put on my collar and leash and pointed me toward the lobby! I took off running, I can tell you!! And when I turned the corner, there was my DADDY!!!!!! And behind him, there was mommy!!! OMD I was SO HAPPY!!!!! We hugged and snuggled and smiled and grinned and I jumped all ovfur in circles and then we all got in the car and now I'm HOME!!!!!

I'll probably sleep fur a week. :o)


Back after this...

May 19th 2010 9:23 pm
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It's happening again. It's never happened at this time of the year, but I know the drill by now. Mommy and daddy are putting their clothes in boxes with wheels. Mommy stopped buying groceries. I saw her packing my food in little plastic baggies today. "Dinner, breakfast, dinner, breakfast, dinner, breakfast, dinner, breakfast, dinner, breakfast, dinner." That can mean only one thing: they're leaving town, and I'm not going with them.

Actually, mommy already told me. They are going on an airplane to a place called Saint Loois Misery, where daddy's pawrents live. And I'm going to the Wag Hotel. I don't know about mommy and daddy, but I'm gonna have a ton of fun!! I love it at the Wag. Evfurrybody knows me there, and they're always happy to see me. And I'll get to play with other doggies all day, evfurry day! Or chill. Whatevfur I want. At home I only get a bully stick once a week, but at the Wag I'll get one evfurry other day! Daddy arranged fur that. And only one brushing, instead of evfurry day. Mommy arranged fur that, BOL!!!

I don't know if I'll be able to come to Dogster. Mommy has a baby confuser she's taking with her, and she says maybe we can come sometimes. How can that be, when we won't be togefur??? I don't know. And, they will have lots of stuff to do. So if it looks like I've disappeared, don't worry. "I'll be back!"


Mother's Day

May 9th 2010 8:14 pm
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Here's what happens on Mother's Day at my house. Mommy and daddy go to church, and then they go visit mommy's mommy. I can't go, so I go to the Wag fur the day. I play all day, then come home and crash. Happy Mother's Day!

But yesfurday, mommy and I (and daddy, too!) had a furry fun day! We went fur a car ride! And if that wasn't furrific enough, when we got where we were going we found a lot of furry furiendly people there, and some winery dogs. And the people were eating snacks, like cheese and crackers. Best of all, they didn't have plates, just paper napkins, so they dropped a lot of snacks on the floor fur ME!! Mommy and daddy didn't really understand that those floor snacks were mine, but I managed to get a few anyway!

Next we went to the place up on the hill where mommy and I sit in the big wooden chairs outside while daddy goes inside and gets something. I like this place, because there are more furiendly people, and they all like to say hi and pet me.

Last, we went to the ice cream shop! That was fur mommy. I didn't get any ice cream, but mommy and daddy brought treats fur me. I met two furry nice little girl hoomans, and if I would sit and lie down fur them, mommy let them give me treats! I was up and down like a yoyo, BOL!!!

So mommy says, yesfurday was her Mother's Day, because she got to spend it with me and daddy. And today was Gramma's!


Daily Diary Pick 5/1

May 1st 2010 11:31 pm
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What a surprise to wake up this morning and find myself a Daily Diary Pick! Thanks to all my furiends who sent me rosies and p-mails and sweet messages. I'm glad you like my piccies from the D/C Magic picnic! I hope you can all come if we do it again!
{{{hugs}}} and ::licks:: to everyfur!


My D/C Magic Photos

April 27th 2010 7:53 am
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Just click on this:

DC Magic 4-24-2010

I hope you enjoy them!


D/C Magic

April 26th 2010 6:57 am
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It's been two days, and mommy is finally letting me tell you about the D/C Magic Dogster meet-up. It started with a ride in the car, already one of my favfurite things. We went to the same place we'd been to a week befure, only this time befure we even got out of the car I saw a familiar fur. It was Bonzer! He was bigger than I expected, and I couldn't wait for daddy to park so I could get out and sniff him! He was with his mommy, and I liked her a lot!

On the way from the car to the picnic tables, we saw Reba. I couldn't sniff her, because she's a little shy, but her mommy was real nice, too!

Daddy and mommy and I took a few walks from the car to the picnic tables, and more dogs kept arriving. I met Mickey and Jenny, otherwise known as the Roo Crew. Then Josephine and Jolanda came, and then George and Merry. They're married, but they hadn't actually met until last week. My daddy thought that was furry strange, BOL!!

There were also two stuffy dogs, who are on tour. They are being sent from Dogster to Dogster around the world, and they both just happened to be in San Francisco this week. Lulu is staying at our house, and Fetch came with Josephine and Jolanda! They mostly kept to themselves, but on the way home Lulu told me she had a furry nice time!

After that the dogs came so fast I couldn't keep track! We all had to stay on leash, but daddy was furry nice to let me lead him from butt to butt so I could say hello. I met Satiba and Nala and Tillie and Joey and Sara and Mia and Kitai and Casper! And all their mommies and daddies! My nose and my tail were furry furry busy, I can tell you! I even met mommies who had to leave their furbabies at home, Alex's mom and Abbie's mom and Guido the kitty's mom. They were furry furry nice and good fur extra attention!

And there was much more to sniff than doggie butts! The hoomans all brought truckloads and tables full of FOOD! I sniffed chicken and cheese and fruit and egg rolls ad taquitas! Bonzer's daddy had brought moose! And salmon! He made fires and cooked mooseburgers, and Abbie's mom gave me a little taste of the raw meat! (shhhhhh! Don't tell my pawrents! They never give me human food on purpose!)

The eating and cooking and talktalktalking went on fur quite a while. It was a little warm in the sun, so most of us doggies found spots in the shade to lie down and let the hoomans pet us. I really couldn't settle down, though. I kept seeing someone over THERE I wanted to say Hi to!

Then there was a big commotion, and the next thing I knew the Dogster Dog was there, walking around with Lori form Dogster HQ and her dog Lucy. Now, I had nevfur seen him befure. He's BIG! Taller than mommy, and he walks on his hind legs and he doesn't really smell like a dog. Most of us were pretty suspicious of him, but fur some reason our pawrents all wanted us to stand right next to him while they snap-snap-snapped their camera boxes.

The next thing the hoomans decided to do was get us all together fur a group photo! Boy, was THAT fun! Daddy was holding me up in his arms, so I couldn't play with the bigger dogs, but I had a pretty good view. When a hooman would say Sit! or Look this way!, the doggies would turn around or find a better place. BOLBOLBOL, they really had their hoomans going! But finally all the cameras were going snapsnapsnap and then it was over. After that the Dogster Dog disappeared.

By this time we were getting kinda warm and tired, so the hoomans decided it was a good time to see our tricks, if we had any. Lucy was furst. She can jump straight up in the air fur a treat! Bonzer can jump up, too, to give his daddy a kiss. He really only has to stand up on his hind legs, he's so tall. Josephine can count! Her mommy would hold up her fingers, and Jojo would bark how many. Jolanda was supposed to fetch a shoe, but she wasn't into it, BOL!!!

Then they started giving out prizes and pressies and awards. Merry won an award for coming the farthest, all the way from New York! They called mommy's ticket number twice, so she won a book and I won a bag of treats! Josephine won Most Talented, and I won for Friendliest Pooch!!

After that it was time to clean up and get back in the car to go home. I'm gonna remember this day fur my WHOLE LIFE! I wish all my pals could have been there.


Lulu arrived!!

April 23rd 2010 7:32 pm
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Mommy left me to mind the house in the middle of the day, and while she was gone the mail came. Nothing special, but I barked my head off anyway. It's my job.

Right after she got home, our mail carrier knocked at the door. He nevfur comes twice, but he had found a package in his truck and it was addressed to ME!!! It came from Baci in Pennsylvania! Mommy said, "It's Lulu!" But it smelled like Baci to me.

Now in case you don't know, Lulu is one of two stuffed doggies that are taking tours around the world from Dogster to Dogster. We've been waiting and waiting fur Lulu, because here's an amazing thing: the other dog, Fetch, is also here in San Francisco! We've been hoping that Lulu and Fetch would be able to get togefur at the D/C Magic Dogster Meet-Up picnic. But the picnic is tomorrow, and we had almost given up on Lulu.

BUT SHE'S HERE! If you look over on the right-hand side of my page, you can watch a slideshow of me opening my package. Besides Lulu, Baci was nice enough to send me two keeper toys. Oh, I LOVE them!!!

I have evfurry intention of tearing Lulu into tiny pieces and pulling all her stuffing out, but mommy seems to have other ideas. This is not, apparently, Lulu's last stop. But she's mine fur a little while, and I'm gonna make sure my smell is all ovfur her befur she moves on!

Mommy promises to take pictures tomorrow at D/C Magic so you can see Fetch and Lulu and all the rest of us. AAARRROOOoooOOOOO!!!!

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