September 18th 2012 6:23 am
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Wellwoof, MyBoy done went out and got his learner's permit! I had the um, er, 'pleasure' o' bein' one o' his furst passenegers. I gotta bark it was a bit o' a rough ride. BOL!
September 20th 2012 6:23 am
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BOL! Fur sum reason was thinkin' my Gotcha Day was comin' up tomorrow only fur Dogster to remember it is today! Dogster is a bit more reliable than brains on this one, me thinks.
Anywoofs, this year I am gunna share sum words I know. Not the normal dog words like sit, stay, etc. Those are pretty obvious. Mosta the other words I know are about fetchin' and food:o)
Find It (look for lost or hidden ball)
Get It (pick up lost or hidden ball recently finded)
Closer (when the peoples are lazy and I did not Drop It within fingers' reach)
(Oddly, I do NOT know the words "Fetch It" because I never has to be told to get a ball that is in motion.)
Treatz(SPECIAL treatz NOT my regular doggy kibblies that sum-one(the ma) has tried to pass off as treatz)
Yummeez (Cheeze or Meatz or other people fudz)
So that's the vocabulary I has learned in the last 5 years.
If any pups wantsta share sum other words, I would be most infurested, feel free to bark me a comment.
October 2nd 2012 6:20 am
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Whew! Dogster sure is full o' lotsa purty balloons these daze! Thanks, pups! I just got around to sendin' a few out meself this mornin'!
Went on a cancer walk last Sunnyday. It was the same Morris Animal Foundation people puttin' it on, like last year. We walked all thru downtown San Jose! Nice day and a nice walk, but I kinda liked the park we walked thru last year a bit better, even tho last year we was in the city o' cats, Los Gatos.
We walked with our GoodNeighborFriendLady, like last year. But this year we were missin' my doggy pal, Milo. He, and all our Rainbow Bridge furs, were well on the peoples' minds this day.
Yesfurday, the ma was sortin' thru all the goodies we got at the walk. There is always all kinds o' doggy related business peoples that come out to be seen at these events.
She came across a brochure fur pet insurance, Trupanion. This insurance claims to have unlimited pay outs fur cancer and congenital and hereditary diseases. Plus they have an optional hip dysplasia addon.
The ma looked into insurance fur me several years ago, when I was still a puppy. At the time, she got so frustrated and confused with the exclusions she dropped the whole idea. But now that I am 4, maybe it is time to reexplore that option.
October 4th 2012 6:09 am
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At about 3 o' the clock on Moonday the ma says to me, "Pep, get in the car. Let's go get your boy." Bein' the obedient pup that I am, I does what I am told.
So we drive the one mile to the bus stop and wait fur MyBoy. When MyBoy gets to the car the ma gets outta the driver's seat and MyBoy takes her place. MyBoy drove us the one mile back home!
He is much better than that furst time, but still quite scary!
Anywoofs, when I got those same instructions at 3 o' the clock on Windsday, "Pep, get in the car." I decided to go hide under the deck. When the ma approached me, I did not run away and I let her grab my collar, but I rolled on my back and would not walk! The ma said, "Pepper, come on!" Finally, I agreed to get up and walk. But at the point where I could walk to the car or walk to the house, the ma gave me my choice. I PICKED THE HOUSE! BOL! I am no dummy!
October 29th 2012 4:04 pm
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Wellwoof, insteada gettin' me a new costume and takin' new pics, this year we has just renumbered sum o' my Howlleen pics of yor. Which is just fine by me! O' course it hasta be the least dignified pic for my main profile:( I has purple hair and a shocked look on my face. Fur a blast from the past come by and visit my page to see my Howlloweens from 2009 - 2011.
And hopin' mean ole Sandy doesn't ruin it fur all my pals back east. Take care and stay safe!
November 5th 2012 6:29 am
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Fur the furst time ever I getsta jump at the Splash Dogs year end semi finals! I qualified by havin' 5 jumps within one division, Junior.
It's not like I has not qualified befure, but the semi finals/finals has always been further away than the folks is willin' to drive. In 2010 think it was in Nevada and in 2011 down in SoCal. But this year it is up in Folsom, which is still quite a drive fur us. If I make the finals we will most likely find a place to spend the night in Folsom rather than drive home on Safurday just to drive back on Sunnyday.
Hopin' fur good jumps, but mostly lotsa fun fur my last splashes of 2012!
November 9th 2012 9:16 pm
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Wellwoof, we'll be leavin' real early Safurday mornin'. The Googles peoples says Folsom is 3 hours and 20 minutes away. The Junior semi-finals is at one o' the clock and we gotsa check in by noon. So we will be leavin' no later than 8 o' the clock.
Earlier this week, Moonday and Tudesday, we had nice warm weather, in the 80s even. But just in time fur dock divin' it has cooled down and was rainin' today, Fryday. The ma has been havin' second thoughts about drivin' all that way just the two o' us. Plus there is lotsa Thanksgivin' preparations bein' pushed out to next week. She's gettin' a little stressed about goin' away from home, I can tell.
But she packed a bag, in case we gotsta spend the night if we qualify fur the finals on Sunnyday. So guess at this point Folsom is still the plan.
And we win no matter what! I getsta jump fur sure on Safurday and that's all I care about. And if we don't make the finals we getsta come home and not spend the night in a strange place. And if we do make the finals, wellwoof, a second day of jumpin' fur me and the ma will be glad we made the finals. So we got sumptin to be happy about no matter what happens:o)
November 13th 2012 6:35 am
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So we left bright and early Safurday mornin'. Not a cloud in the sky here in our Santa Cruz Mountains.
We drove and drove. We hardly had to make any stops. One big stop we did make was to give some lady in a magic window sum $. She then let us cross over a big bridge she was guardin'.
Finally we got to Folsom about 10 o the clock. My division, Junior, would compete at 1 o' the clock. So I had lotsa time fur practicin'. Fun!
There was 17 dogs in the Junior division semi-finals. Junior division dogs are dogs that have been jumping 10 to 15 feet throught out the year. The top 12 dogs would go on to the finals on Sunnyday. We could see these dogs meant business. 3 dogs had already jumped over 15 feet and it was not even my turn yet!
Finally, when it was my turn, I jumped 12 feet even on my furst jump. On my second jump I jumped 13' 03". We were pretty happy with that one! I ended up placin' 6th in the semi finals, which meant I could come back on Sunnyday fur the finals.
This meant we needed to find a place to stay Safurday night. The folks had done a little research in case of this situation. So the ma called a KOA in West Sacramento. They had a cabin we could stay in and were very pet furiendly:o)
The next day, Sunnyday, we hadta be back by 10 o' the clock fur the finals. Again, competition was fierce. They start with the shortest jumpers then move up to the longest. I was in the middle o' the pack.
On my furst jump the ma threw my ball pretty good! I did 14' 11"! My second jump was 13' 03". We were very happy with my jumps. Normally jumps like this would have placed quite high in the Junior division. But several dogs jumped well over 15 feet. Good fur them! So I ended up stayin' in the middle of the pack and got a 6th place ribbon fur the finals. A very solid performance that we are proud of!
December 1st 2012 1:00 pm
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Woofs, the folks and me were sure tired after last weekend, Thanksgivin' weekend! It has taken a whole week fur me to recover enuf to bark about it!
As usual, our fambily is responsible fur all the Thanksgivin' food and festivities. The rest of the fambily from SoCal hasta make the big trek up north to come see us.
It started on Windsday. The grand folks arrived! I sure was happy to see them but they had sum friends they had brought along. A man and a lady I had never met befure. They sure were infurestin' and I made sure to let them know I like them alot with lotsa wags and kisses. I showed them so much hospitality and attention, think the grandfolks felt a bit neglected:(
The next day, Thanksgivin' Day, my lil baby girl cousins along with Uncle and Auntie showed up! BigSisterGirl talks up a storm now! She will be 3 in March. LilBabySisterGirl is almost 6 months old and mostly eats and sleeps. Not much crawlin' yet but that's probably good with all the stuffs that was goin' on fur Thanksgivin'.
Anywoofs, we had beautiful weather all weekend! It felt almost like summer, it was so warm. Which was great because the peoples spent lotsa time sittin' outside on the deck. Which means I had lotsa folks I could cajole into kickin' or throwin' my ball fur me! Which I did do and I had two extra people this year!
December 6th 2012 6:12 am
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Went to the vet last week. I was due on my rabies and the folks didn't wanna mess around with bein' late on that one.
Woofie, I got a lota follow up phone calls!
Furst call, later that day, they said my heartworm was negative. That's good.
Next call, a day or two later, my poop test was good. Glad to pass that one!
Then anofur call a day after that, my blood panel is all normal. Guess that is good. I nevfur had a blood panel befure.
I sure felt imporfurant gettin' all those phone calls!
Anywoofs, since my blood panels is ok, I getsta go back in Janufurary to have cleaned beef with Auntie Thesia! Sounds good to me!