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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!

 

A Dogster Day

February 28th 2014 10:33 am
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A month or a year ago or something, we were thinking that when this weekend came it would be the end of Dogster. We were furry sad and furry frightened to become homeless! Some of our good pals worked furry hard and fast to build new houses fur us, so a lot of the scary went away. The sad is stickier, but we heard that Dogster isn't going away after all, so our tails are wagging! (Mommy is skeptable, but hey, we're dogs! We don't do skeptable!!)

Anywag, it occurred to me that I've never barked about my typical Dogster day. This seems like a good day to do that.

The furst thing I do is check mommy's e-mail. That's where I find messages if one of my Dogster pals has sent me a gift, or commented on my diary or a photo. That's so exciting!! The next thing is to send out my thank-you gifts or notes.

Next I go to the Community Page to see if any of my pals are having Barkdays or Gotcha Days so I can send them pressies! Some days there are only one or two, but some days the list is way long! How fun!! Today my pal Whisper, who is at the Rainbow Bridge, is celebrating his Barkday! Happy Barkday, Whisper!!

Next I look to see if I know the winners of the Dogster honors, Dog of the Day or Dog of the Week of Diary of the Day, and all the Daily Diary Picks. I'm so proud when my pals are featured!! I send them notes and pressies and Condogulations! This week my pal Sunny is the Dog of the Week!! And today four out of the five DDPs are pals of mine! Condogulations to Puff, Pepper, Daisy and Cinnamon!!

Now it's time to go to my groups! Furst I go to Furiends Furever, because I have a cafe there. It's called Hershey's Place. I serve breakfast and din-din there, and the pups and kitties like to come in to chat or play or nap. In the winter we have a big fire in the fireplace all day long. In the summer we open the pool, and there is also a lake just down the hill. It's always fun to see who might pop in! Walker and his fambly are there evfurry day, and Chauncey still visits from the Rainbow Bridge. While I'm busy in the cafe, Winkie likes to run through the other threads playing games!

Next I go to Princess Divas and Prince Charmings (PDPC). That's a furry fun group with lots of games and contests. Bailey and Buttercup work furry hard to update the threads evfurry day. They have Royal Members of the Day and Week, and they nevfur furget a Barkday or Purrday. Winkie and I always have a good time there!

About this time mommy will tell me it's time to let her do other things, like fight with the sucky monster or mess around in the kitchen. We also have to get our brush-and-walk. So we put the confuser away until later. Then it's pop in and out whenevfur we can between mommy looking at the teevee box and whatevfur else she does after daddy gets home. I like to see if any of my pals have added photos or diaries. I serve din-din at Hershey's Place, and I always check in at Pets That Love Fun. I have lots of groups here that I visit, and some I wish I could visit more often. And now there is also Pets4Pals and the Pupster/Kitster forum. I even have a blog. Mommy says it's all too much, but I say if she had her priorities straight we could do it all, evfurry day! I love Dogster and I always will. I hope Dogster lives furevfur!

 

Who Was That Masked Man?

February 12th 2014 9:57 pm
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Well, imagine that! Dogster isn't closing the Community after all! This is great news! We love Dogster, and we were SO SAD when they said it would go away. It's hard to know right now who rescued it, and how much of it they rescued, and whether evfurrything will stay the same. And we're sorry that some of our pals have already packed up and pulled down their own pages. Mommy felt like doing that sometimes, but just couldn't. We kept hoping, and we kept pawraying, and we said we would stay and go down with the Dogster ship on March 3. But now someone has put a cork in the hull, and we have more time.

We've learned some important lessons. Like save evfurrything as you go, back-up all your photos and diaries, and collect off-Dogster addresses from all your pals if you can. And some of our mommies and daddies have gone to work to make us new homes, like P4P and Pupsters and Kitsters. We won't be leaving those, even if we spend most of our time at Dogster, just like we have been.

Most of all, we were reminded how important evfurry one of our pals is, and how much smaller our world would be without all of you. We were reminded how much we count on you being there, and how much we value your knowledge and experience and support, and the way you make us laugh, and the way you challenge us to be the best doggies (and doggie pawrents) we can be. And we showed Say Media and the world that a real Community can nevfur be destroyed. AroooOOOoooooOOOO!!!! fur US!!!

 

Aftershock

January 22nd 2014 8:03 pm
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It's been awhile since mommy helped either of us with our diaries. She was just about to, and then she says Dogster dropped a bomb on us. But I didn't hear anything. Anywag, she's been spending lots of time banging on her confuser and packing our Dogster suitcases so we can move somewhere else. Right now we're at a refugee camp: Dogster Friends with lots of our pals. It's fun ovfur there! We're learning our way around and even making new pals!

Today was sunny and dry again, the way it's been almost evfurry day since Howloween or something. We're not doing winter here this year. That means no splash-walks and towel-offs, which is fine with me!

Mommy let the sucky monster out of its closet today. I used to run upstairs as soon as I saw it, but Winkie just stays put and ignores it. I had to show him I'm as big a man-dog as he is! So now, I just try to stay on the other side of whatevfur room it's chasing mommy in. But today, befure it started roaring, my old friend Susan came to visit! She used to stay here with me whenevfur mommy and daddy went out, befure I was a Big Boy. I LOVE her!! I got lots of pets and lovin' while she and mommy went yakyakyak.

After she left, and after the sucky monster was done chasing mommy around and back in its lair, we went fur a walk. We didn't go far, because Winkie had to stop all the time and eat grass. He has days like that. Then we came back and mommy had her lunch and we all went to sleep!

 

My Gotcha Day!

January 2nd 2014 11:25 am
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Mommy thinks she's taking a BIG chance posting a diary entry, because Dogster is battling a monster flea that's eating up pages! But I told her it's my Gotcha Day and I need to thank all my pals fur the rosies and greetings. I'm putting my piccies up here, because we're scared of the Photo Manager. (Nobody is reporting problems with Photo Manager, but you have to understand how paranoid my mommy can be!) You can click on these:

Looky! I'm the Royal Member of the Day in PDPC! Thanks, Bailey

I got this one from Redford! Thanks, pal! That was me eight years ago, BOL!

This one is from my pal Freckles! Thank you!

I also got rosies from Buddy's fambly, TJ and Sox and their fambly, Whisper and Dixie's fambly, Tinkerbelle and Natasha, Zaidie, Angel Sunny and Zane, Cinnamon, Tango, Chauncey and her fambly, Harley and Jazzi, Abbie and her fambly, Hershey and his fambly, Romeo Beau, Cory Jo and his fambly, Sophie Claire and Harley Davidson, Peter Parker, Harley D. and his fambly, Droopy, Lord Pippin, Luna, Krickette, Whit, Buttercuppy, Abby and Lucian!

Mommy's giving me a "by" on my brushing today, and daddy said he's bringing me something spawcial when he comes home from work! The sun is shining and it's warm at my house, so we're getting an extra long walk. Mommy says I can stop and sniff as much as I want today! WhooHOOOOOO!!

 

Barkday, Part 2

October 23rd 2013 3:51 pm
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Woof, pals! I have to tell you about the rest of my barkday! By the time daddy got home, it was furry foggy and cold! But daddy had promised, so we all got in the car and drove to Fort Fun. Even mommy came! The parking lot was almost empty, but we met a lot of nice doggies out on the trails. Mostly big doggies, BOL!! They were all furry nice!

After Fort Fun, we went to Petco! Daddy needed to buy us more food, and poop bags! Mommy said I could look at the toys, too! But honestly, I was more interested in the food and treats. They don't sell our new food, daddy found out. So he bought poop bags--and no toy--and from there we went to Petfood Express! Two doggie stores in one night! OMD!!

Once again, I was more interested in sniffing the food bags. Mommy showed me some toys, but I said, "C'mon, I'm eight years old now! I don't play with those puppy things!" Sniff!

So then we came home, and after daddy had his din-din mommy brought out a spawcial treat! She called it a Pup Pie, and it smelled SO good! I let her take one photo of me with it, and then she cut a slice fur me and a slice fur Winkie! I ate it so fast I'm not sure how it tasted! There will be leftovfurs fur four more nights!!!

Then today my Auntie Myrna came to my house to take me fur a walk! She has moved way far away and I hardly evfur see her anymore. So it was like a second barkday! OMD!!

So it has been a furry happy barkday! And now I'm eight whole years old! My pal Zaidie put the story of my furst barkday in his diary! (And my barkday twin Zoe's, too!) You can read it if you click here:

Zaidie's diary

 

My Barkday!!

October 22nd 2013 8:08 am
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Today is my 8th Barkday! Mommy and daddy have been singing to me and hugging and petting me and making a big fuss. Appawrently there are some doggie experts who decided that 8 makes me a Senior. I don't know what that means. I still can't go to restaurants with mommy and daddy.

Dogster sent me 25 bones! Thanks, Dogster! I was named the Royal Member of the Day at PDPC, along with my pal Angel Jakie!! I also found all kinds of p-mails and pressies on my page this morning!! I have the best pals on Dogster and I love you all SO MUCH!!! Thanks to:
Angel Dino and his fambly, Flicka and the gang at PTLF, Bailey and the gang at PDPC, Redford and fambly, Harley and Jazzi, Freckles, and the Kirk Furs fur the pawsome piccies you made!

Thanks also fur rosies, stars and spewcial gifts to:

Anya and fambly
Whitley
Walker, Molly and fambly
Droopy
Zoe, my Barkday twin!
Petey
George and Merry, who even sang to me!
Tinkerbelle and Natasha
Zane and Angel Sunny
Tiki and fambly
Romeo Beau
The Pennsylvania Poodle Pups
Little Cas
Rosco and fambly
Shaki
Coco, Puffy and fambly
Zaidie
Riley
Pepper and Baron
Tango
Chauncey and fambly
Abbie, Charlie and fambly
Dixie and Angel Whisper
Angel Abby and Buddy
Bear and Angel Oscar
Hershey
Austin and Doo
Demon Flash Bandit and Angel Zoom Smokey
Peanut and fambly
Lola and fambly
Aregon
Berkeley and fambly
Fizzy
Mia Muah, Teddy and fambly
Abby, Lucian and fambly
Mazy and fambly
Krickette
Finley
Emmy
The Kirk Furs
Angel Lexi
Scooter and fambly
H.D. and Sophie Claire
Tessa and Fitz
Jakie
Peter Parker
Reagan

Thanks, too if you sent me some bones! Yesfurday I had zero, and now I have ovfur 400!!

 

Free at last!!!

September 17th 2013 1:07 pm
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This morning mommy took us back to the vet so I could get my stitchies out! That means I'm free of my T-shirt and the donut around my neck!! I gave the vet a furry hard time about the stitchies on the side of my neck. Mommy had to hold down my rear end, and the desk lady had to come try to hold my head. OW!OW!OW! But the vet furgave me fur trying to nip him.

All the other ones, in three other places, came out easy. But that wasn't the end of it. My allergies have been flaring up, so I got another shot to stop me itching, and now I have two new kinds of pills to take fur the next week. He promised I'll be less itchy. I wish I could stop itching FUREVFUR!!!

We're also changing our food. It took daddy a l-o-o-o-o-n-g time, but mommy and a lot of you Dogster pals AND Winkie's foster mom finally convinced him that maybe what I started out with as a puppy might not be the best brand after all. We're going to try Taste of the Wild. That's what Winkie used to eat. We've already started getting a little bit. Tastes fine to me!

 

It was Winkie's appointment!

September 5th 2013 1:25 pm
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Daddy had the day off today. He told me we were gonna have an adventure and go on the ferry! Oh boy!!

But furst we had to take Winkie to the vet because he's so full of itchies and swellish red places. Mommy said as long as we were there we'd have the vet look at my warts, too. I always have a few warts.

So we got to the vet and he looked at me furst. Mommy said it would be quick, just a make-sure look-see. But I have this one wart on my neck that I scritch at too much. I even made it bleed once. When the vet saw it he didn't like the look of it. And I didn't like him poking at it. And I had another one on my shoulder that mommy thought was kinda runny. So the next thing I knew I was seeing needles! And then I started feeling dopey. I went ovfur to sit in daddy's lap while the vet looked at Winkie. Not so bad. I thought we were done.

Boy was I wrong! When Winkie got down from the table, I got back up! And then I got shaved, on my neck and on my shoulder. And then I got another shot, to make me MORE dopey. Then we waited. Finally the dogtor came back and said I seemed dopey enough. He stuck me a few times in my shoulder, and then mommy was holding me and talking to me and I think I heard stuff going on back there but I didn't feel anything. Mommy said I was a Good Boy.

Then the dogtor tried to go after my neck again. He tried to stick me with the feel-nothing stuff, but I wasn't having any. The dogtor called the nurse-lady to see if she could hold me better than mommy was doing, but I still wasn't having any. He thought he might have got enough feel-nothing stuff in there anyway, but as soon as he tried to do anything I jumped and squirmed. He said he didn't want to bully me because I was a Good Boy. He said he would have to call in a General (I think that's what he said), and I have to go back tomorrow.

He gave us both treats and I wagged my tail and forgave him. The rest is kinda fuzzy, because I'm pretty looped now! But I know we went to PetSmart, and I got a T-shirt to wear. We got treats there, too. I got a pill when I got home, and now I'm crashed out on the couch with daddy. We're not going on any adventure today. I don't really care. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.........

[mommy note: They'll have to take off the neck wart under a general anesthetic tomorrow, and it will be biopsied. This is the second time he's had a growth there. While he's under they'll also remove another wart and a fatty tumor, and clean his teeth, even though they're looking pretty good. He'll probably have to wear the inflatable donut, to try to keep him from scratching at the neck incision. He'll be at the vet all day, until daddy can pick him up after work. I'm not really worried about the biopsy, but we'll be grateful for any and all prayers! He looks pretty cool in his Tommy Bahama T-shirt! That's to keep him off the stitches he got today in his shoulder. I'll get a photo when he wakes up.)

 

How Embarrassing!!

August 15th 2013 10:15 am
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OMD, I missed my own Dogster annifursary!! That's right, it was five years ago YESFURDAY that I sniffed my way to Dogster and got myself a social life! BOL!!!

Some of the furry furst pals I made were Molly and her fambly. They joined Dogster the day after me!! We joined all kinds of groups togefur! If not fur them, I'd probably NEVFUR remember my annifursary, BOL!!!

I've had so much fun here at Dogster! I've made the best pals, and been to the best pawties, and traveled all ovfur the world. I've even met some of my pals in the fur! I've also had to bark good-bye to some of the best doggies (and kitties!) in the whole world, as they made their way to the Rainbow Bridge. Mommy has made some furry good hooman friends, too!

So today I want to say Happy Annifursary to Molly and Walker and Pookah and Alex and all the kitties, including Eddy at the Bridge! Here's to many more years togefur!!!

 
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