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REAL Dock Divin'

July 27th 2010 9:40 pm
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My fambily took me to a place where I got to dive off a REAL dock! We would only use a dock when no boats were coming or going. We seemed to manage not to irk anyone or get me run over. There was a restaurant nearby and I entertained the folks eating there quite a bit.

Jumping from a real dock was not too different than jumping from a Splash Dogs dock. There was no doggy ramp to get back on the dock so I had to swim quite a ways to get back my footing. But it was really fun because I love to swim.

Because we were kinda breaking rules we did not take pictures or make a video. We were trying to be discreet. So I will just need to remember what a great time I had!

 

Catching up - July

July 11th 2010 6:48 pm
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July did not start out too good fur me. I got my furst permanent owee. Mom was talking with a neighbor and her dog has told me befure he does not like me. Well, the moms were talking and did not notice me get too close to him. Bam! He bit me in the face. Mom thought he bit me above the eye and could not find anything at the time. But a little while later she saw some blood below my eye. Being all black and not bleeding much it was real hard to see at furst. But turns out I had a pretty good gash. Mom kept an eye on it and it did not get infected, but looks like I might have my furst scar.

The rest of the month is MUCH better so far. My new li'l skin cousin came to visit with her parents. On July 3rd we were all going to go for a hike at a place called Wilder Ranch. Unfortunately no dogs are allowed there. So we went to the dog beach instead! SWEET! I had a blast like I always do.

As I managed to post last week it was my 2nd birthday on July 4. It was pretty much a repeat of my 1st birthday, pancake breakfast followed by a parade. Although we were real disappointed the Coldwell Banker doggies were not in the parade this year! But there were lotsa horses!

My boy was not around fur my birthday. He got invited to go off with some friends on a camping trip. Guess I have to get used to that now that he is a teenager. Today he took off again, this time with the Boy Scouts. He'll be back on Saturday but I am sure going to miss him this week.

Well, think I am all caught up fur now. It's nice to be back on Dogster.

 

Catching up

July 11th 2010 9:14 am
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We have been mostly out of commission since May 25, the day of the "new" Dogster. So still getting used to the newness and actually not feeling real warm and fuzzy about it.

Anywoof, nothin' real earth shattering in the month of June. We did have our furst skunk encounter while I was off leash. We were in the midst of a fetch session when I saw that little guy. I ran right over to him, all the while Mom was screaming, "LEAVE IT! LEAVE IT! LEAVE IT!" He put his tail up when I got close but I guess I heard something in Mom's voice and decided to come get the ball she was holding instead. Mom says I barely managed to avoid some huge unpleasantness. Not sure what the heck she is talking about!

We also had a bit of a fire scare in the month of June. We live in the redwood forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains and a wild fire is always a bit of a concern. Mom just told Dad she smelled smoke when the phone rang and it was a neighbor saying there was a fire across the street in the common area and her husband needed help trying to get it out. Luckily he already had a handle on it and it was caught early and put out. A fire engine arrived a few minutes later and made sure it was all the way out. Nothing like a fire truck to get everyone out of their houses! I got to see all of my doggy pals that day!

 

We're back! Hopefurly!

July 10th 2010 2:41 pm
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Well, Mom got a new lap top that gets us back on the internet. We missed seein' what's goin' on with all the pals for the last month. We spent this mornin' getting things all set up. And Mom's gettin' used to this laptop thingy. She's only had a desktop before.

We'll post some pics from my barkday and a diary entry with a coupla happenings from the past month.

 

My Barkday!

July 4th 2010 5:40 am
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Today is my 2nd Barkday! Yes, I am a born on the 4th of July puppy! My dad says maybe 7/4 is not the greatest day fur a dog to come into the world. But being a gun dog it doesn’t really seem to be that big a deal. I pretty much take most loud noises in stride.

On my original barkday in 2008 I was born to a black lab mom, no surprise there, and a black lab dad, again no surprise. My fur mom is a family pet. She has a skin mom and dad and two skin sisters. My dad is a field champion who broke some record for being one of the youngest field champions of his time. I was the only fur sister among 7 fur brothers. One of my brothers had a white spot on his paw, another brother had a white spot on his chest. One of my brothers was yellow! Me and my other 3 brothers were all black.

On my 1st year barkday in 2009 my humom did not help me start my diary yet. Too bad! So we’re going to try to remember as best we can now. ..

Our little town really does a lot to celebrate MY Barkday! We started the day off with the fire station’s pancake breakfast. Don’t think I got much in the way of pancakes but pretty sure I got a sausage or two and some eggs, after all it was my barkday!

Then we got a seat on the curb for my Barkday Parade. It was excitin’ waiting fur the parade to begin! There was people rushing here and there. There was people in costume. There was souped up cars. There were even some all dressed up doggies!

One of Mom’s favorite parts of the parade is the beginning. All of our town’s fire engines come down the street with sirens blaring. Mom was a little worried about me. The coupla times I heard sirens I howled, but I was a small puppy when that happened, now I was one year old. A big girl! But 3 or 4 fire engines with sirens going was just too much fur my poor ears. I howled big time. We left the curb and walked down the street a bit to where the engines had already passed. NOT MY favorite part of the parade.

After the engines were done we returned to our spot on the curb. The rest of the parade went by just fine fur me.

My favorite part of the parade was toward the end. There was a big group of doggies. They were the doggies that were all decked out that we saw earlier. Mom says someday if I walk a little better on the leash maybe I can be in the parade too. I hope so! I think I would like all the attention and meeting lotsa new people. I am NOT walking in the parade today, on my 2nd barkday. Even though I passed CGC, long term loose leash walkin’ is still a challenge fur us, especially when there’s lotsa excitement.

Today, my 2nd year Barkday, we are heading off to the pancake breakfast. Hopefurly I’ll get some pancakes and sausage and eggs. After all it is my Barkday! BOL!

 

Confuser's a loser!

June 21st 2010 12:11 pm
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Hope Hershey doesn't mind too much if I borrow his term for the good ole window to the internet. After the IT guys got thru with it the mal-ware is now gone but the hard drive also has issues. So we're kind of without our own confuser here at home. We'll try to check in once a week to see how all my pals are doin'.

Mom's thinking about getting a lap-dog confuser or an I-Pad. She's leanin' more toward the lap-dog, an I-Pad might be too big of a change from a desktop. If anypup has an opinion on this please feel free to share.

 

Ah! Virus

June 3rd 2010 8:39 am
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Pup pals, I've been away from Dogster due to a computer virus or some type of malicious software that has taken over mom's home computer. Unfurtunately it hit while visitin' Dogster's new furmat fur the furst time. So Mom's trust in Dogster is a little shaken right now.

But we just checked our e-mails and saw there was quite a bit of activity and my diary was a pick yesfurday! So Mom's sneaking in a quick entry on her work computer. The home computer is going into the shop today and hopefurrly we'll be more active again once it's back.

Thanks fur all the kind comments and gifts.

 

Dock Divin'! Woo Hoo!

May 23rd 2010 10:43 am
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I got to do my favfurite thing in the world yesfurday, DOCK DIVE! While I did not improve with each jump, I did my personal best jump of 12'4". I also had my worst jump of 7' 6", back to back in the same wave!

I have not been stayin' in my down stay and kept creeping up while Mom was walkin' to the edge of the dock. Mom reset me about 3 times, then she got stage fright and did a bad throw. Mom needs to remember it is NOT about improvement or lookin' good on the dock to me. It is about havin' FUN!! But the competitive thing and wanting a to give a good perfurmance seems to be tuff things fur these humans to shake. Ah, woof!

The rest of my 4 remaining jumps were mostly a little over 10 feet and one was over 11 feet. Don't think this is too bad for a girl with NO official dive trainin' and a humom that's not the greatest thrower. We all know who the talent in this duo is!

Last we checked I was ranked 20th fur this event. The top 24 dogs get to compete in the finals. Unfurtunately I am not in the condition to go back fur the finals today. Just too dang tired and my tail is still a bit droopy. Ah, woof! :o(

To end on a good note, if any of my pals is infurested in seein' me dock divin' we put a video of me, when I was still fresh, on my page. Enjoy!

 

Tired tonight

May 22nd 2010 10:16 pm
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OMD! I am soooo tired! I got to do my favorite thing in the world today, DOCK DIVE! Woo hoo!

Now I had a fun time today, but we signed up fur 3 waves which is the most I have ever done. It was a loooong day. Practice opened at 9:00 the 1st wave was at 11:00 the 2nd 1:00 and the 3rd 3:00. Plus we stayed fur a little practice afur the 3rd wave. Ah, mistake! I was so tired I started doin' some goofy things like jump in the pool when Mom did not throw the toy fur me yet then lookin' fur the toy that was not yet thrown!

At home now I am walkin' around like an old girl, I am not yet 2! I am acting like I have a bit of cold tail. I've had cold tail twice befure afur a really active day. Basically my tail hurts from waggin' it so much all day. My folks had never heard of cold tail befure until the 1st time I had it last year. Seems huntin' breeds like me are prone to it.

Anywoof, I am too tired tonight to write about anything other than being tired. Tomorrow I'll write about all the fun we had!

 

Mutter's Day trip

May 11th 2010 9:11 pm
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Mom got to meet her new li'l niece over Mutter's Day weekend! We left Friday after my boy got out of school. It's a long drive fur us so we stopped Friday night and spent the night along the way. Then furst thing Safurday we headed down to Grandma & Grandpa's house. Once baby arrived, Mom got to hold her lots & lots. Mom wasn't sure if she would be trusted with the li'l tike right away but her brother asked if she wanted to hold her pretty much as soon as they got there. Yay!

I was there with all the people and very interested in what Mom was holding. But Mom did not let me see the li'l baby very well and no way was she going to let me lick her. She did not want to lose her baby holding privileges! Thanks fur sellin' me out Mom!

Mom is real grateful to Dad and my boy because seeing a li'l baby is not the funnest thing in the world fur them like it is fur her. They endured drivin' several hours Friday, a coupla hours Safurday and back home all day Sunday. That was a very nice Mother's Day sacrifice they made. Plus Mom got a card from my boy saying he would wash and wax her car fur her. Woo hoo! A nice clean car to get nose prints all over! BOL!!

 
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