June 2nd 2011 8:40 am
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I wanted to give a big bark-out to a few of my pals that find themselves in the Dogster spotlight.
Firstly, my pal Demon Flash Bandit is the Dog of the Week. I've had the pleasure of meeting DFB in person back in December. He's a super cool Husky. If you're not pals with him, you need to be. Congrats DFB on this great honour.
Secondly, sweet Izzy B is the Dog of the Day. She's had her paws full since the arrival of Bacon and Beanie. Today is all about her. Congrats Izzy and enjoy your day in the spotlight.
Lastly, my pals Roxy, Rudy and Izzy are all diaries of the day. Dad has a special place in his heart for Rudy and Izzy. They're from Newfoundland, Canada. My Dad's Mom and and Dad are from there and Dad has visited this beautiful part of the country several times. Congrats Roxy, Rudy and Izzy and I know that you'll have a great day.
To all of my other pals, I hope you're all well. One pal, Logan, isn't feeling well today. So let's send lots of love and POTP Logan's way.
Bark at you later!
May 30th 2011 10:32 am
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Like my good pal, Zaidie would say, "not dis day, but yest'day" was a rockin' good time!
Not only did Caileigh and I visit Drake, Spike and Mollie, but we also stopped in on Zaidie Pup.
Zaidie and I have met before, but we had to play as though we hadn't. A few weeks back, Zaidie hosted a MEATZ party while his folks were away.
BTW Z-Pup, you got the house looking good after we nearly tore it down.
It was one great day, pals.
It started off with a walk for Guide Dogs. At the walk we strolled some wonderful trails with Drake (Spike's little brudder) and Mollie. There were some great sniffs and sights.
Back at Drake's place, his brudder, Spike (who I had met a few months back), hosted the after walk pawty. There were toys and ice cream and treats. They even brought in birds just for Caileigh!
While Mollie, Drake, Spike and I mingled with the humans, Caileigh just watched the birds in the backyard. One could say she has a little fixation problem, but you didn't hear that from me. I'm supposed to be supportive.
Okay, maybe I joined her in cries of excitement when the two squirrels showed up to eat from the feeder, but I didn't ignored the rest of us for long periods of time.
To be honest, Spike was a little disappointed in us. Despite his 14 years, he was ready to have a good time. As it turns out, the rest of us were ready for a nap. At one point Spike was trying to get us up and into the kitchen for some afternoon snacks, but we were snoring away . . . well, Mollie was doing most of the snoring.
Later in the afternoon we stopped by Zaidie's place. Upon arrival Caileigh and I explored the house . . . come on folks, My Mom is a Realtor and I can't help but enjoy a nice home when I see it.
Zaidie was a great host, sharing his toys, his water, some treats, his couch and the affections of his Mom and Dad. Zaidie showed Caileigh the view from his window where he also likes to watch the birds. Good thing there weren't any or we wouldn't have been able to pull Caileigh away. I enjoyed looking through Zaidie's toy box. He's got some great toys.
We really had a great time, visiting with Spike, Drake, Mollie and Zaidie.
We have great dogster friends and we're very thankful that we got to spend a day with a few of them.
May 27th 2011 7:54 am
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Caileigh and I would like to wish all of our American pals a very happy Memorial Day weekend.
Mom's sister is coming to visit with the boys this weekend, but Bailey is staying at home with his Dad.
We love having the boys around, so this will be a fun weekend.
On Sunday, Caileigh and I are going to Elmira for a Guide Dog Walk. We'll be visiting our pals Spike, Drake and Mollie.
We'll be sure to post photos of the event.
Have a great long weekend pals!!!
May 15th 2011 6:37 am
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Sweet Trustine Fabuso
What can an obsessed Food-a-holic do? My dear friend, Trusty, has always taken his obsession into his own paws. From a young age he's used his height—those gorgeously long, ginger-coloured legs that bestow a Golden Retriever—to perfect the counter surf.
Tales of his thievery have become legend. Stories of lunches that have gone missing, loaves of bread disappearing, pizza being eaten (even the dough before the pizza was made), and a jar of Honey Roasted Smooth and Creamy Skippy peanut butter being devoured have graced the pages of his diaries.
His stealth, cunning and instincts can't be taught or replicated. He's a natural thief. Sure, he has tried to teach his other pack members the art of counter-surfing; he has spent a great deal of time with the youngest, sweet Anne Marie. She has shown promise, but the likelihood of the student surpassing the master is slim.
His strategy is remarkably simple. In an April 6th, 2010 entry, Trusty shared with his friends one of his proven techniques. It begins in the hallway just outside of the kitchen. He gets a running start that helps to build up the momentum he needs to propel him upwards just as he reaches the stove. On this day his target was Rosemary Potatoes that his Nana had made.
Back in 2010, Trusty developed an obsession with Mayonnaise. He described it as "Jonesing" for the popular spread. During this time, no sandwich was safe.
A top-notch day for Trusty would consist of an early morning theft of bread; maybe a cupcake or two at lunch and some roasted chicken in the evening. To finish off the day, just before bed, the flinch of an Atkins bar from Aunt Margie's bag hit the spot.
On May 13th, Trusty made his journey to the Bridge. His legacy now rests with Oliver Louis, Dudley, Kylie and Anne Marie.
His thievery is truly that of legend.
My dear, sweet Trusty, your greatest theft of all—the hearts of those that love you.
May 9th 2011 12:18 pm
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I want to thank all my pals for the wonderful birthday messages, rosettes and special graphics.
It really means a lot to me and my family.
Dogster and the friends we've made here has helped to make this big world a little smaller. Through diaries and photos we've learned so much about our pals. We've even had the pleasure of meeting a few and we hope to meet many more.
I guess what I'm trying to bark is, thank you so very much for being such great pups.
Belly rubs for every pup!!
May 6th 2011 11:23 am
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Time sure does go quickly.
This morning Dad woke up and cuddled with me. We often cuddle. He gets his face right up close to mine and gives me kisses right on my snout. We press each of our foreheads together and hold the embrace.
This morning, Dad wished me a happy 5th birthday. He told me that I'd grown into such a big boy. A far cry from the little runt I was when my folks brought me home. Back then I was trouble. I ate shoes, chewed on the kitchen chairs, escaped from my harness, and I cried and cried when I was left in my crate.
Back then I had a good teacher. My grandma, Cookie. She was a model of goodness. No, the model of greatness. I thought there was no way I would ever be able to live up to the standards she had set.
This morning, Dad told me that Cookie would be so proud of me, proud of the dog have become. I guess I've done just fine living up to her standards. Maybe I've even set a few standards of my own.
Today, I'm the teacher. Little Caileigh has so much to learn, so much growing to do. It goes by fast, real fast.
April 26th 2011 12:33 pm
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I'm really excited for her.
What's best about today is any special treats or food she gets, I'll get too. It's almost like I'm a diary pick as well.
April 25th 2011 9:22 am
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I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. Ours was very eventful. Our dog-cuz, Bailey, came to visit. Caileigh was really happy about that. The two of them really like to play together.
On Friday we went on an Easter egg hunt. Some of you might remember my photos from previous years. This year, Caileigh and Bailey also joined me. Caileigh has some photos that she's going to post.
The real hunt for me came yesterday while out in the big fields. I came across this one spot and there was a very special scent in the air. I sniffed and sniffed and finally I found just the right spot. My paws started digging and digging and . . . BINGO, the prize I was searching for!!!
I scooped up the vole into my mouth and began to parade around. Caileigh sniffed at my mouth, but there was no way I was giving up my prize.
Dad tried to get me to drop it, but I would have none of that. We started back home, all the while Dad was telling me to drop it. Finally I decided that it was time. I gently let it fall from my mouth. You can see it at my feet in my new profile photo.
Crazy Caileigh was too busy watching the birds, she didn't even see me drop it.
It was a great end to a wonderful weekend.
Dad!!! Where are the leftovers? Riley wants himself some turkey.
April 22nd 2011 5:42 am
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Yesterday would have been sweet Rosie's 12th birthday. Dad and I sat together and shared some nice memories of The Rosinator.
Although Caileigh isn't a relative of Rosie's, Dad sees a lot in her that reminds him of Rosie. She was ten when she went to the Bridge but behaved just like a puppy.
We know that she's having a great time at the Bridge. She has Cookie looking out for her. She also has some of the greatest pals.
Those pups know how to have fun, but most importantly they know how to love.
Thanks to all our pals who sent us beautiful messages. It means a lot to us that you were thinking of Rosie.
Easter Egg Hunt!!!!
That's right pals. Today we're going on a hunt. This will be my third year in a row, but Caileigh's first. I've been telling her how much fun it is. It's for a great cause--Dogs for Autism.
I hope Dad is able to get some photos.
My Cuz Bailey is also coming to stay with us this weekend. Caileigh is really excited. I have to find my Sheriff Badge because I know I will have to set some rules and lay down the law. It's always a crazy time when two puppies are together.
Thanks pals for the Easter messages. We're going to have a busy weekend with family from Michigan and Ireland.
I would like to wish all of my pals and their packs the very best Easter. We cherish all our friendships and although we aren't together over this holiday, you are in our thoughts and hearts.
Be nice to your neighbourhood bunnies this weekend.
April 13th 2011 8:59 am
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On Sunday, my horse sister, Daune (Dawn), celebrated her 27th birthday!!!!
Can you believe that?
She got lots of special treats that are just for horses, but that didn't stop me from wanting to give them a try.
Caileigh and I went to the barn to celebrate with Daune, but the two of us were more interested in exploring. I wanted to show Caileigh all of the good stinks.
Dad was going crazy with our pulling. I heard him say, "If the two of you keep pulling me, we're going home!" Next thing we know, we're heading back home. I think it was something Caileigh did, it couldn't have been me. I go to the barn all the time.
When we got home Dad had some cake. Mom stayed at the barn and continued to celebrate.
Daune's birthday marks the start of the birthday season. Next month, both Caileigh and I will be celebrating our days and in June and then in August, Dad and Mom will have their days.
All I can say is that there better be special dog treats for our birthdays and I'm not sharing with Daune.
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