March 31st 2010 6:36 am
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About 2 months befure I was born, a fur girl named Jamaica went to the Rainbow. She was a 12 year old chow/aussie mix. Strangely, Mom was surprised at how quiet, sad and lifeless the house felt after saying goodbye to Jamaica. There was such a doggy void in her family and her life.
The next week or so she and the boy (her son) were at the library. She found herself in the animals section. She figured if she can’t have a dog right now she can at least read about them. She checked out Dogs for Dummies.
Dogs for Dummies had a small section on grief. This was not why she checked out the book but she was drawn to this section. It suggested internet sites that might have grief support. Mom found the Dogster memorials/goodbye forum. So many folks there feeling what she was feeling. She didn’t quite feel up to posting herself. So she was grateful for the strength and courage of those who did post and for the understanding and kindness of the responders.
There was some home improvement the family had delayed during Jamaica’s life. It would have involved displacing Jamaica from where she was used to lounging during the day. They did not feel it was right to do that to her in her senior years. So now that Jamaica was gone construction began but this postponed getting a new fur baby.
Almost 3 months after I was born dad announced he wanted to go see some lab puppies he heard about in Manteca. Mom was surprised, the work on the house wasn’t yet finished. Dad didn’t care. The family had gone long enough with no fur baby.
This is where I come into the story! I was about 11 weeks old when I joined the family. Mom did not start a Dogster profile for me right away but she visited Dogster fur information and training tips quite a bit.
Today is my one year annifursary on Dogster. During this furst Dogster year I have made pup pals and started my diary. We (mom and me) have laughed and cried at blogs, forum postings and diary entries. We have figured out how to read and appreciate dog speak. We now understand some of the Dogster short speak such as OMD, BOL & PPR. We have given and received rosettes, stars and special gifts. We have learned and grown through Dogster.
I am a Dogster dog. BOL!
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Happy Annifursary, Pepper!! I'm glad you found your way to your furever home AND to Dogster, and I'm furry glad to be your pal!
Habby 1st Dogsterbersary, Pepper!!!
Happy anniversary - we're all glad you're here!
Hi Hershey, Zaidie and Whitley,
Thanks for the kindness! We're happy to be at Dogster and we're happy to have met great pals like you all!
Happy Anniversary Pepper ! What a beautiful story. I'm so happy for you and that we are furiend's!
Thanks fur visitin' my diary and the kind words, Alexandria. I am glad, too, to be furiends with you.