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Sunday, December 27th, 2009
6:10 pm - My puppy love's first trip to the coast - aka "what is this sand stuff?"


yes, he dug that hole

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Thursday, November 12th, 2009
4:33 pm - Fostering

Hey! Let me know if this is out of line, and I will delete the post and post elsewhere, I was just thinking this would be a good crowd!

I am in the Seattle area, if you are as well, or pretty much anywhere in western Washington, Motley Zoo will give your foster dog free training, food, approved vet care, and even (to place the harder dogs) pay for dog walking if your schedule is too busy to walk the dog every day. If you have a home and the love to take a dog in, Please contact me through livejournal or at washingtonsbigblackdogs@gmail.com.

If you are not in Washington, contact your local shelter or the rescue organizations in your area, most places are willing to pay for food and vet care if you are willing to feed, love and socialize another dog.

Worried about getting attached? Foster parents have first grabs when it comes to adopting out a dog. This means when they do find a home (usually 1 week to a month and sometimes much longer than that for old dogs, bully breeds, or other "difficult" dogs), they will ask you if you would like to adopt the dog out or if you would like to keep them, so if they become family, they will not take your dog away!


current mood: excited

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
9:33 pm - If you have a moment. I will have much more helpful on-topic posts in the future!

I'm sorry for the request. I'm not asking for money, just a few clicks of your time. I'll remove this in 2 hours if you'd like! It's the last 2 hours of the contest (on the West Coast and more in Hawaii) and I'm trying to get a handful of votes to keep us in competition.

I recently donated my car to them, but I'd like to win this to give them $5000. yes, there is a perk for me and my dog, but I'd never have bothered to enter if it wasn't good for others too.

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Monday, April 7th, 2008
1:41 pm - My Saga

This is the newest addition to my family!
Her name is Saga
She is about 2 weeks old here in this picture. When she is 8 weeks, she will come home with me!
She is a purebred Siberian Husky

If you click on the picture, then click on Pictures you can see bigger ones of her, and her family too!


(sorry for the re-route, this is the only site I have pics of her on!)

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Friday, September 22nd, 2006
3:49 pm

This is kinda a silly fun question:

What is your favorite dog colour/pattern? Feel free to include coat type as well.

forget anything about ethics/health problems associated with the color (aka white boxers/blue dobermans)/and whether the colour is an accepted show colour (aka brindle pugs or mismarked shar pei) This is just a 'what I personally find appealing, not what I would support or condone IRL'.

Personally, I have a special place in my heart for blue flowered shar pei, low white merle great danes, and the brown, red, or blue and tan mutts I see all the time!

x posted

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Saturday, April 29th, 2006
2:00 pm - Wake and Bake
bookittycathy i just read that most dog foods contains:

~road kill
~dogs a cats that have been put down
~sick cows

But do you really think your dog cares?

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Thursday, April 13th, 2006
6:03 pm - Hello
bookittycathy Hello all,
I just joined.
My name is Cathy [Kitty to some] and I am about to graduate Dog Grooming school.
I'm a long time user of LJ
and I hope to make some friends here at the Doggie Door.
Any questions?

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Monday, March 27th, 2006
11:03 pm

hey guys! just wondering if anyone knows the daily nutrients a dog should have...sort of like what would be in a "one-a-day" vitamin pill that humans take. thanks in advance!
-kelli :) (who has a jack russell terrier and a maltese!) :)

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Sunday, February 19th, 2006
4:28 pm

Thunder Monkey loves her cousin Bailey!!!
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Friday, December 30th, 2005
4:20 pm

Dear Dogs and Cats,

The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king-sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob, or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. I have been using the bathroom for years--canine or feline attendance is not mandatory.

The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough!

To pacify you my dear pets, I have posted the following message on our front door:

Rules for Non-Pet Owners Who Visit and Like to Complain About Our Pets:

1. They live here. You do not.

2. If you do not want hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. (That's why they call it "fur"niture.)

3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.

4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours, and does not speak clearly.

Remember: Dogs and cats are better than kids because they: eat less, don't ask for money all the time, are easier to train, usually come when called, never drive your car, don't hang out with drug-using friends, don't smoke or drink, don't worry about having to buy the latest fashions, don't wear your clothes, don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and if they get pregnant, you can sell their children.

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2005
10:05 pm - New Australian Dog Community.

Hi there. My name is Naomi. I've recently started a livejournal community for Australian dog owners. This is not specific to animal welfare, but I hope that it may be a springboard for local community cohesion concerning animal welfare. It is also a place where people can share pictures of and stories about their dogs as well as potentially discuss local animal issues, including laws, fostering and animal transportation. If you feel you may be interested please join up by clicking here: dogs_australia


(Mods, if not appropriate please feel free to delete)


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Monday, August 1st, 2005
12:28 am - care to help?

Crossposted from petbulls

Anybody in Denver up for fostering a Soldier's boxer?

I saw the story on the news last night- he is a total sweetie and his dad is over in Iraq. He's in a shelter now and needs a foster til his tour is over. His foster would be through the HoBo Care Boxer Rescue at 303-744-8329.

Just thought I would pass it on. He looked adorable on the news, so hopefully he'll find somewhere to stay soon, but it never hurts to get the word out. :)

current mood: hopeful

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Monday, July 11th, 2005
9:42 pm

Feeling confused about training and dogs?

Read this and relax.


DON'T let your dog sleep in your bed. It will cause aggression problems
down the road.

DON'T make your dog sleep in a crate. Crate is just another word for a
small cage.

DON'T let your dogs sleep outside at night.

DON'T let your dog sleep; you should be playing with him all the time.

DON'T keep more than 2 dogs. Each dog requires considerable time and
energy, and it is impossible for a reasonable dog owner to spend
quality time with more than 2 dogs.

DON'T keep less than 5 dogs. Dogs are pack animals, and five dogs is
the minimum number for proper socialization.

DON'T feed your dog kibble. Kibble is the invention of evil capitalists
who want your money, and kibble has no nutritional value whatsoever.
You might as well feed your dog sawdust.

DON'T cook your dogs meat or chicken. Cooking destroys all the

DON'T feed your dog raw meat or chicken. Raw food contains salmonella,
e-coli, and other harmful bacteria.

DON'T let your dog drink out of a plastic bowl. It will turn his nose

DON'T poke your eye with a sharp stick. It has nothing to do with dogs
but is a good rule nonetheless.

DON'T microchip your dog. A nearby cell phone can cause a micro chipped
dog to explode, or so says the lady running the tattoo shop.

DON'T tattoo your dog on the ear. A dog thief can cut off the tattooed

DON'T tattoo your dog on the thigh. He'll be a tripod before you can
say GINSU.

DON'T keep a collar on your dog when unattended. He could get caught
on something and choke.

DON'T leave your dog unattended without a collar. He could run away
without any identification.

DON'T transport your dog in a plastic crate. Plastic crates don't allow
sufficient airflow.

DON'T transport your dog in a wire crate. In a car accident, a wire
crate transforms into a doggie skewer.

DON'T let your dog drive. It's against the law in many states.

DON'T enter your dog in conformation. It's b-o-r-i-n-g for the dog.

DON'T enter your dog in obedience. It's B-o-r-i-n-g with a capital "B".

DON'T enter your dog in agility. The jumps will injure his joints.

DON'T send your dog out with a handler. Only a psychopath would send
their beloved pet with a complete stranger.

DON'T handle the dog yourself. You've got a great dog, and he deserves
a much better handler than you will ever be.

DON'T get a purebred dog. Too much inbreeding has produced dogs with
temperament and health problems.

DON'T get a mutt. You don't know anything about their pedigree. In
fact, if you're thinking about getting a dog, get a cat instead.

DON'T. Don't. That's right, you heard me, just don't.

DON'T leave your dog's dewclaws intact. He will rip one off jumping a
log or something, which is quite painful.

DON'T remove your dog's dewclaws. Dewclaws are acupuncture points
that are needed for proper functioning of the kidneys.

AND, the #1 DON'T....

DON'T trim your dog's whiskers. Dogs use their whiskers to determine
the size of their head, which is important when they are out shopping
for a new hat.

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2005
2:49 pm - urgent transport!!


I'm posting here because there is a Treeing Walker Hound that really needs your help this weekend. This poor boy is trying to make it from a kill shelter into his rescue foster home. Johnny Walker was accepted into a rescue a couple weeks ago, but weekend after weekend has gone by and no one has been willing to help him get from Virginia to Illinois; now, the shelter is losing patience and has put a deadline on him. This weekend will be his last chance to get out of the shelter alive. I'm not asking for donations, and I'm not asking for someone to adopt him (although that is certainly an option once he's been evaluated in rescue); he has a place to go, he just needs to get there. Can you help him? Now traveling the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.

If he does not make it to rescue this weekend (June 25 or 26), he will be put to sleep. This is his last chance.

More details here:
(Please feel free to comment here or there with any questions you may have)
(Please cross post)

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Sunday, March 13th, 2005
7:11 pm

My mom gave me a card she found in her room of a pug that looks like Daisy. On the inside it reads:

"I used to look at my dog and think, If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you're thinking. He'd look at me as if he was saying, If you were a littler smarter I wouldn't have to."

That made me giggle.

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2005
12:19 pm - HELP!

I have a two year old bichon frise male. We had a lot of trouble house breaking him and he has just recently started to go pee outside. He still poops in the house and sometimes pees.

How do I get him to stop pooping in the house?

We just got another puppy and I am worried that she will have the same problems as our other dog.

any help would be greatly appreciated... Im open for anything at this point.

xposted to dogtrainers

current mood: distressed

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Monday, February 28th, 2005
9:53 pm - Doggie Cancer Patient!!!. Please Help Us Help Her!!

This is cross posted everywhere.

Hi Kiwi Seeds!!!!!

I have never posted here before, but I'm posting about something rather important. My friend Janet has a dog named Roxy (which coincedently is the name of my dog, so it hits a special place in my heart) who recently had her "heal" pad removed for a biopsy (the biggest pad on a doggies foot). She has cancer, and they wanted to make sure it didn't spread, which apperently it didn't go through the lymph nodes. Roxy isn't however out of the woods yet, though. Since she had that pad removed, she will no longer have that heal part to stand on. Janet is franticly searching for a solution to help Roxy. She's still in a cast, but she will not have that support from her now removed pad. I suggested some sort of boot with a gel insert to put into it, and then have some sort of velcro coming out of it to wrap around her leg to hold it in place. Roxy is 14 years old, and she isn't very active anymore, so the velcro should hold it in place pretty well. We want something rather soft for her missing heal, but it needs to be able to support her weight on it. (Unfortunately, if the cancer has spread beyond the pad they removed, she will have to have her foot amputated, but we're hoping for the best). Here's where you come in.

I'm posting this mesage to everyone out there to get some help. We are all out of ideas. Believe me, we have exchanged ideas in and out, and we have a couple. But, I promised her I would do my best to search and ask everyone I could iof they had advice of where she could go and get something to help Roxy. I'm asking for any advice, or if you know of a place that specializes in these types of situations. I'm taking all your comments and forwarding them to her, so please help. Me, Janet, and Roxy would be so greatful. Thank you in advance, and I hope we can help her to get back on her feet. Please help us!

Thank you ~Kiwi

current mood: hopeful

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Wednesday, February 9th, 2005
12:38 pm

anyone have any experience with cooshing (?) disease or diabetes, i'm sick of pacing, while waiting for the blood work results.

and so is he.

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Sunday, February 6th, 2005
5:15 am

I think I've posted about how I've found Blue before. A dear friend of mine named blue passed away waiting for a heart transplant. His nick name was Bluebeard. He passed ways March fourth 2002. When I found my dog, it was two years later and his name was Blueberry, born 2004. Two years to the date. I felt as though (for crazy reasons that I wont explain) that my friend Blue sent my dog to me. I lost my friend Blue while he was waiting for a heart transplant. I know that mostly we post on here about animal abuse, and animal cruelty, but it was made clear to my friend Blue that he was not going to live without insurance. He didnt tell anyone this... He was convinced some financial miracle would happen. It didn't. So as I'm planning my pups first birthday, all I can think of is the awesome person I lost that day. And the loss I still feel- constantly- and what a dog lover he was and he can never meet my puppy with his name sake, Blue. As it draws closer I think of it and I look at my pup and I can't even breathe, my whole body gets tenset for just one second before I come to. Please register with your state for organ transplant. Not only do you have to sign your license but a next of kin has to know and has to support your choice in order to save so many people feel miracle to stop this. I'm going through hard tie rememberig all this, so I hope it makes sense, but if you feel inlined, please register for organ donation.

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005
9:17 pm - 10 Top Dog Peeves about Us Humans, For all you dog lovers

10. Blaming your farts on me... not funny... not funny at all!

9. Yelling at me for barking.. I'M A FRIGGIN' DOG, YOU IDIOT!

8. Taking me for a walk, then not letting me check stuff out. Exactly whose walk is this anyway?

7. Any trick that involves balancing food on my nose... stop it!

6. Any haircut that involves bows or ribbons. Now you know why we chew your stuff up when you're not home.

5. The sleight of hand, fake fetch throw. You fooled a dog! Whoooo Hoooooooo -- what a proud moment for the top of the food chain.

4. Taking me to the vet for "the big snip", then acting surprised when I freak out every time we go back!

3. Getting upset when I sniff the crotches of your guests..Sorry, but I haven't quite mastered that handshake thing yet.

2. Dog sweaters. Hello?? Haven't you noticed the fur?

And the #1 Dog Peeve

1.How you act disgusted when I lick myself. Look, we both know the truth, you're just jealous.

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