Buster (1996-2008)


Golden Retriever
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Home:Cicero, IN  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Buster Dog, Old Timer, Old Man, Goofy, Doofus, Knucklehead, Dopey, Handsome, Snorty Snorterson

Sun Sign:
Badges:
Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
January 17th 1996

Likes:
people, playing with other dogs, food, going for walks, ice cubes, car rides, sleeping, eating grass, being scratched, snow, chewing on sticks

Pet-Peeves:
fireworks, thunderstorms, the air compressor, balloons, being ignored, the smoke alarm, not being able to lick our plates after we eat, being woken up while he's sleeping

Favorite Toy:
his black rubber bone

Favorite Food:
marshmallows

Arrival Story:
We got him from a breeder. We acquired Buster after we had to euthanize our previous dog, Rex, a German Shepherd, because he attacked someone. We didn't get Buster right away, though. I don't think we were even thinking about getting another dog after Rex. But, we did. We looked throught the classifieds in the newspaper and found some Golden Retriever puppies. We thought a Golden Retriever would be nice, so we drove to the breeder's place to check them out. All of them were so cute. We couldn't decide which one we wanted at first, but soon, we had our hearts set on one particular puppy. Yup, that one was Buster. We liked him the best. So we brought him home with us. He was 10 weeks old. Buster was one of the best purchases we've ever made.

Bio:
Sadly, Buster passed away on June 12, 2008. His body just gave up on him. His arthritis was so bad that he just couldn't take the pain anymore. But he's up in heaven now, with all the other Rainbow Bridge dogs and puppies. He will never be forgotten. Buster was the best dog we've ever had. In the 12 years that we had him, he was a wonderful dog. He never acted out aggressively toward anyone. He was a very friendly dog. He didn't destroy the house when no one was home. He didn't chew on things he shouldn't. He wasn't possessive of his food or toys. He was very well-mannered for the most part. He was the best dog we've ever had. There will never be another dog like Buster. He was a true friend.

Forums Motto:
Are you gonna eat that?

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Worst thing your dog has ever eaten?

I've Been On Dogster Since:
December 19th 2006 More than 7 years!

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Dogster Id:
442853


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my 2-year Rainbow Bridge anniversary

June 12th 2010 12:45 pm
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Two years ago today, I went to the Rainbow Bridge. I miss my family back on earth, but I sure do like it up here. There's lots of other dogs to play with, and I've made lots of friends since I came to the Bridge. I love to run around and play, and since my body isn't old and arthritic anymore, I don't have any trouble keeping up with the other dogs. I can run and play as much as I want, and I love it!

My family on earth sure does miss me, though. They loved me so much, and still do. I love them, too. I'll always be with them and watch over them.

 

the five crucial food groups, according to dogs

May 26th 2010 12:36 pm
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1. In the bowl. (A good foundation, but important to supplement with other groups.)
2. Off the table. (Most varied group, but best eaten when no one is looking.)
3. On the floor. (A nutritious way to snack between meals.)
4. Grass - taken at least once a day to enable vomit activity. (Vomit activity best engaged in while resting head on caretaker's lap.)
5. Poop. (At least once a day for overall digestive happiness. May be taken topically via rolling in it.) Best if eaten immediately after production. Be sure to lick owner in face after ingestion.

 

Today is my Dogster anniversary!

December 19th 2009 4:02 pm
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I am excited, because 3 years ago today, I became a Dogster member. I have had so much fun on Dogster. I've made lots of awesome pals, and the forums and strolls are very fun and helpful. It has been a great experience for me, and I have learned so much. It was sad for both me and my mom when I went to the Bridge last year, and she still misses me a lot, but she hasn't let it take over her life. I love it here at the Bridge. I love Dogster, too, and I always will.

 
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