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Catching up

August 28th 2009 2:22 pm
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I had better bring this diary up to date before I forget what I've been doing this week! Way back on Sunday I went to a pawty celebrating the furst annifursary of the P*I*F group. There were special prezzies and honors for Lexi and Jenna, who started the group. There was also a TON of food, all kinds of meat and fish and desserts and snacks, made by Lexi's husband Dino, and after we all ate there was music (Dino is also a DJ) and dancing. If you're not in P*I*F, you should join! We have a lot of fun there, everyfur is furry nice, and I make breakfast evfurry morning at Billie-Bob's Fambly Meeting Place.

Speaking of Billie-Bob's, more and more furs are coming in all the time! This week has been furry busy, and you've never seen so much hugging and licking and sniffing! A new member named Oreo has been bringing in sweet treats and we're all just pigging out!

I've been busy at my own place, too, Hershey's Place at Furiends Furever. We don't have as many furs stopping by, at least not yet, but I just got a new espresso machine and if I'm there I always make anything anyfur wants to eat. We have big leather furniture to stretch out or curl up on, and a balcony where the kitties like to perch, and a deck outside with a spectacular view. There's also a huge stone fireplace that'll be furry nice in the winter.

Two nights ago my pawrents went out and left me with my pupsitter, Susan. I love Susan! When she comes I have to spin around in circles I'm so excited! And sometimes she shares her dinner with me! (That's a secret between the two of us. Mommy wouldn't like it!) But I did a bad thing. I got a coaster off the coffee table, made of yarn, and I wouldn't Drop It. Instead I growled at Susan, real mean. I do that sometimes, it's like I lose my mind. She had to bribe me with a treat to get me to let it go, and then she tattled on me. I'm hardly ever a Bad Doggie. :(

Yestfurday the sun came out, which it hardly ever does here, and now it is H-O-T! My Auntie Myrna came to take me fur a walk today and when I got back I had to drink about five gallons of water! I'll sure be glad to see that fog roll back in, BOL!!!

 

My furst year on Dogster

August 14th 2009 11:49 pm
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Today was my furst annifursary on Dogster. It's hard to believe it's only been a year, I've met so many great furiends and joined furrific groups and had so much FUN! I would try to tell you who my best friends are, but I'm sure I'd furget somefur and hurt some feelings. You know who you are, and I love you furry furry much.

There have been happy times--pawties and woofdays and exciting adventures. There have also been sad times, when furiends have been hurt or got sick or went to the Rainbow Bridge. I especially remember Duncan; and Billie-Bob, who had a very long and happy life; and little Katie Lynn, who never saw her furst woofday. Furever in my heart.

Even my mommy has made friends with some other mommies, and that makes her furry happy! She says we spend too much time here, but I think she would live on Dogster if she could!

So thank you Dogster for being here, and thanks to all my wonderfurl furiends, too! Here's to an even better year to come!

 

Diary Pick of the Day!

August 13th 2009 10:43 am
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OMD, what a week this has been! So many honors, my head is just spinning. I was going to call today's diary "Oh my aching paws!" because I've been out jogging with daddy the last two nights. But instead, let me say a big THANK YOU to Dogster and all my wonderfurl pals, especially--
Crystal fur the bootiful card (it's on my page),
George and the gang from Best Little Doghouse fur the yummy steak,
Walker, Alexandria and the rest of the fambly fur my heart,
Zaidie the cutie fur ANOTHER steak! (Oh YUM!)
Echo the Photomaster fur my new photo and a bright red ribbon,
Beanster, Chaz, Toto and their fambly fur the camping tent,
Dion, Pinto and their fambly fur a pool to splash around in!
My brand-new pal Savannah and her fambly fur a big trophy,
Oscar and Bear fur a bright blue ribbon,
Little Geordie fur the ice cream cone,
Coco and her fambly fur the delishus slice of watermelon,
Another new pal, Holly, fur a juicy steak,
AND all my furiends at Furiends Furever, Fur Frenzy and P*I*F and other groups fur their love and good wishes.

And guess what? Tomorrow is my one-year annifursary on Dogster!!!!

TIME TO PAWTY!!!

 

Overwhelmed!

August 10th 2009 11:41 am
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Another honor! I'm Royal Member of the Day at Princess Divas & Prince Charmings! I can't take all this attention! I'm gonna go grab a nap...

A ROYAL nap! BOL!!!

 

Way better day!!!

August 9th 2009 1:47 pm
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Wowf, what a diffurence from yestfurday! I have to say, daddy and Uncle Howie took off again, and left me home alone with mommy. I wasn't too happy, but then mommy got on Dogster and OH MY WOOFNESS!!! So many pawmails! So many PPRs!!

Why? Well, furst we found out that I was named DOTD at the Kit Kat Club! Can you believe it? I mean, I only joined yestfurday. I don't even know my way around there yet! Those are some very furiendly furs, I'm telling you!

Then I found a brand new beachball on my page, that I won in the Find the Starfish game at Fur Frenzy! I'm having a lot of fun with that! *bounce! bounce!*

I also found an ice cream cone, that I won by answering questions about one of the mansions we're touring in the PD&PC group. That was very good, especially since the weather has actually warmed up here today.

Best of all, two of my furiends who live in Scotland have FINALLY joined Dogster! If you're reading this, please send PPRs to Breeze #1021742 and Zephyr #1021744 and make them feel welcome. Tell them Hershey sent you!

 

Long, boring day

August 8th 2009 9:30 pm
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I thought this was gonna be a lot funner day than it turned out to be. Daddy left early to go fetch my Uncle Howie (daddy's friend). I waited for hours, but when they came back all they did was drop of a bunch of stuff and then they left again. Left me home with mommy. And mommy spent the whole day in front of her confuser, and all I got was a walk outside when I scratched at the door and this was a VERY BORING DAY. Now it's dark and late and mommy's tired and daddy and Uncle Howie still aren't home. Maybe we'll get to play more tomorrow.

One good thing that happened was I got invited to a new group, the Kit Kat Club. Looks like that's gonna be a lot of fun. And I'm touring Athens, Georgia with the PD&PC group. Today we visited some huge antebellum mansions. So I guess this wasn't a TOTALLY boring day after all!

 

Fun!

August 2nd 2009 8:37 pm
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I missed the pool pawty today at Billie-Bob's in the P*I*F group, but my furiends Sassy and Snuggles fixed me a plate with all kinds of furrific food, so I'm writing wif my mouf full. YUM!

I need to tell you about yesfurday first. Or, last night. I knew someting was up, because mommy changed my collar to the black and orange one that looks like a lot of daddy's shirts. I seemed to remember, that means we're going to...to... What was it?

Oh yeah! The big park where gajillions of people sit around the grass and watch some men play with balls and sticks. To me, it seems like it would be more fun to actually play and not just watch. This is one of those human mysteries that will never be solved.

This is one of the places mommy and daddy go when they leave me at the Wag. But one time a year they're allowed to bring me! Now, if you've never been to this kind of place, I have to tell you: the smells are furrific! Hot dogs and popcorn and peanuts and pizza! But guess what? I wasn't allowed to eat ANY OF IT!! Oh, how I tried! I wiggled and squirmed and stretched and pleaded. But all I got were doggie treats. (Well, I have to say, at least I got way more of those than usual!)

Except for the food part, we had a lot of fun. There were a bazillion other dogs there, and a lot of them were wearing funny costumes. (Anyway, their humans thought they were funny, BOL!! I felt sorry for them.) We got to walk around the grassy part, and then we went up to where people sit to watch stuff. Mostly, I watched for falling food! But it was fun sitting in laps (I switched between mommy and daddy) and sniffing the other furs and sometimes jumping up and down with daddy. When it was time to go home, he was very happy and I was very tired!

Today mommy and daddy left me to watch the house for a couple of hours (they do this once a week), and when they came back we all got in the car! You know I love that!! This time we went to where the grapes grow, the place mommy calls the "whine country." (Another mystery.) Guess what! That's where the sun has been living! We haven't seen it at our house for weeks, but up there it was bright and warm. Mommy and daddy got some food and I was a pretty good boy about not jumping up and begging. In situations like that I think (I'm not done testing this out) that when I go Down it's a good thing and I get a treat. But if I put my paws on a person or a table I get a mean face and a "No!" The only thing I don't understand yet is why I should stay down when the really good food is up there on the table.

We spent the whole day there, going to this place and that, until it was time to come home. So the pawty was long over at Billie-Bob's, and I'll have to wait for another time to sail me pirate ship. But I had fun anyway! And now it's serious nap time!

 

Copied...

July 28th 2009 10:26 pm
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I went to the groomer today, which means I smell funny and can't keep my eyes open. So while I sleep it off, you can read some random facts about me. My pals Shula and Mini had this in their diaries; I just copied it.

How old was your typist when they got their first dog?
She was 8. Her mom didn't like dogs, but a relative offered them a little dachshund named Eddie. After only a week, her mom made them give him away again. She didn't get anther dog until she was all grown up.

Has your typist ever been bitten by another dog?
No.

Spaghetti - with or without meatballs?
Who needs the spaghetti?

What is your typist’s favorite song right now?
Right now? "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen. Don't ask me why!

How many dog parks do you have in your area?
Gazillions. Well, six or seven that I go to regularly.

What was the last movie that your typist went to see?
"Up"

Is animal shampoo tested on humans?
It should be.

How often do you get your teeth brushed?
Oh look! A bird...!

Collar or harness?
Collar.

Do fish get thirsty?
Only if they eat pretzels.

Where is the last place your typist went to for vacation?
St. Louis, to see my daddy's pawrents.

PetSmart, Petco or _____?
Pet Food Express. We go to all three.

Besides Dogster, what’s another one of your typist’s favorite web sites?
Besides Dogster???!!!

Have you ever caught a squirrel?
I've never even seen a squirrel...

Are you more of a sniffer or a licker?
Sniffer. I don't do tongue.

When’s the last time you were at the vet?
Last Saturday, for a shot.

How many packets of Kool-Aid would it take to fill the ocean?
Eleventy bazillion, give or take a few.

Does your typist spend more than two hours a day on Dogster?
Way more! Daddy wants to turn her in to Dr. Phil.

What’s the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box ?
Bingo

If you could meet any ‘famous’ dog past or present, who would it be?
Maybe Ch. Obo II, the first "official" cocker spaniel. (Well, he's famous to us!)

 

The bad and the good...

July 26th 2009 10:35 pm
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No quiet weekends here! Yesfurday morning we went to the vet dogter where I got a shot. That was no problem, I didn't even feel it. But mommy just can't leave well enough alone. Asked about my weight, asked about my toofies, asked about my ears. Oh no, not the ears! Okay, maybe they're a little pink. They aren't bothering me. But they bother mommy. The vet dogter called it a pre-infection condition, common to cocker spaniels. It's cuz we have floppy ears and small ear canals. Whatever those are. So now I have to have drops two or three times a week. Grrrr on ear drops!

Today I got to spend the whole day at the Wag Hotel! Here's my report card: "Always a pleasure to see Hershey in 'All Day Play.' He's such a great guy! He plays so well with all the dogs, and they all love him! He has quite a few pals now. His old buddy Stewart (Brussels) was here! Hershey had lots of fun today!" That made mommy and daddy happy! I'm pretty tired. I don't know what mommy and daddy were doing, but they're exhausted!

 

Beach Day

July 18th 2009 10:48 pm
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Today we all got in the car--always a good thing!--and after kind of a long ride we got out again and we were at the Other Beach. This is the one with the grainy, coarse kind of sand where I'm not allowed off-leash. It's okay, though, because mommy puts a long, long, long rope on my collar and it's pretty much like being off-leash. I especially liked it there today, because it was cloudy and cool. Very comfortable for a chocolate doggie!

Mommy and daddy usually play with their toys on this beach, but today they just sat there eating. So I went sniffing around and found a lot of good stuff to chew on, including a piggy ear that some other fur was nice enough to leave behind! Mommy didn't really want me to have it, but I would NOT give it up, and daddy was on my side. (I LOVE my daddy!) I also found a lot of long, brown tuby things. They smelled just like the green stuff I peed all over at the Powdery Sand beach, but here they were all dried out and crunchy. I chewed a bunch, but didn't actually swallow any. They were salty, and made me very thirsty! Mommy wonders if my tummy will be upset, but so far all I am is sleepy! BOL! :::yawn:::

 
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