♥ Sparkle* Loves Ozzie ♥ Offline, I miss my greyt friends! Love you all!

Greyhound | FEMALE | 11 YEARS OLD | Clearwater, FL

CLUB DOG MEMBER SINCE: August 15, 2010

12 COMMENTS | 67,276TH MEMBER | 24,256 VISITS | 3,586 VOTES | ABOUT ME

Hi Everyone- wow! I haven't been on here in FOREVER! But sadly, I probably won't ever be as active as I was before, back in the good ol' days. I miss you all soooo much and I have made SO many GREYT friends on this wonderful site. Mom just doesn't have time to blog for me, or my kitty bro Sam that much anymore. She's going to be starting school again in late August (sophomore in high school) and will probably never have time to even play games on the computer, much less blog for me. If only I could actually learn how to type! :-( Oh, I would also like to say how much my heart warmed at the birthday messages. You all are the sweetest. I miss every single one of you SO MUCH and I love every single one of you SO MUCH and I will never forget all the greyt friends and mommies and daddies on here! You guys ROCK! Much, much love, greyt big hugs, and kisses! LOVE FOREVER, Sparkle* ♥


♥ Sparkle* Loves Ozzie ♥ Offline, I miss my greyt friends! Love you all!

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How We Met?

The Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions rescue greyhounds that are either too old to race, are injured, or haven't won much races. They bring adoptable greyhounds to Largo PetSmart every Saturday and have people interact with the dogs... and make them fall in love. When I fell in love with Sparkle, it was when we already had a greyhound, Luxor. We brought him to PetSmart every Saturday to see his foster mom and play with the owner of Gold Coast Greyhounds. They have all the adoptable dogs in a large pen, smack in the middle of the store, so you see them right when you walk in. As usual, I played with the greys, but one caught my eye. Love at first sight. Her name was Sparkle and it suited her just fine. Since I begged and begged my parents to let me get her, she became my dog and I became the owner.I can't believe this, but mommy left out the most important part of how we met. Mommy and her sister were having a lemonade stand, all profits going to the Gold Coast Greyhounds. They made about $26.00, not much, but it was worth it when Mommy walked in PetSmart to hand over the money. That's where the real fun began. (;Check out my YouTube Videos! Search:theanimalhouse26No spaces or dashes. IMPORTANT:Some greyhounds race for their life on the track, literally. Please go to this website and see what I mean. Save a Greyhound, for their sake, and their Soul.www.greyhoundmuses.comThe place mommy adopted me from:www.goldcoastgreyhounds.comNo spaces or dashes.

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Hi Sparkle

Hope you all are doing well. We're ok here for the most part. Weather has been up and down, warm one day and chilly the next, then warm again. Been a rainy weekend this weekend. I got a big box of goodies in the mail the other day from Hill's Science Diet. Something Big Sis won for me, she says, from a random drawing contest from one of the pages she follows on Facebook. There was a bag of food, 6 cans of food, a can food cover, a couple bags of treats, a blanket, a water fountain, and a leash, as well as a lunch bag and water bottle. Mom's been busy as usual with substitute teaching and church stuff. Big Sis has been a bit under the weather the last week or so with a nagging cough and slightly stuffy nose. She says it's slowly getting better, as she doesn't think she's coughing as much and has been coughing stuff up, but she wishes it was gone already. Mom's boyfriend is sick this weekend, too, with what he thinks is food poisoning. Hopefully they'll both be feeling better soon. Big Sis and her boyfriend didn't do anything special for Valentine's Day, but he did surprise her by showing up at her office with balloons and a box of chocolates. Big Sis is still trying to get around to getting her one book set up as an e-book. She may try to work on it later. She also wants to start working on the young adult mystery book she planned out a few months ago. Hopefully she'll be able to find the time to do so soon.

Come visit me, Angel Cinnamon - Sis's book Kismet and Tell - on Amazon & B&N

3/4/2012 9:18:48 AM

How are you doing? Is it wintery there? Guess what! It snowed! It started earlier this week and we got about 8 inches. We also got a long power cut! And several smaller ones. This is the first snowstorm we've had all winter and we thought that perhaps we'd finally have a winter without snow. I played in it and got the major zoomies and bouncies. It's so much fun! And, if that wasn't enough excitement, our first goat kids were born right when the snow started. They are doing well and are very cute. The week before last we were at the coast so I've got tons of catching up to do. We had an amazing time. I just love running in the sand and surf. And we had a nice mix of sun and rain. Personally I prefer the sun but mama says the rain makes it so she doesn't feel so guilty when she's being lazy. On sunny days we went hiking and exploring. Best of both worlds? Yep! I posted some photos of our time at the beach. I'll post more as mama goes through them. And one of Kermit there too. And in my main photo you can see me with one of the new babies. Here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Adored 4, Ember, Melian (In Loving Memory), Tiny (Forever in my heart)

3/4/2012 12:42:43 AM

Hi Sparkle

Yep! Tomorrow is Chewie's birthday so we are having a "special breakfast" courtesy of Daddy! then we are gonna play and then we have the pawty. We have pawty hats and a centerpiece and presents and Mommy made a Carob Cake so it tastes kinda like chocolate but its not so we can eat it. We also have made in the USA pawty favors that are chew bones! Then Mommy is making BBQ Country Style Ribs in the crock pot.....YUMMY! I will tell Mommy to put pictures of Chewies Pawty on our pages. Cairn Cuddles and a vote, Maya

Come visit me, ~ Angel Anakin ~, ~ Chewie loves Khia ~, ~ Jackson ~, ~ Maya Loves Toby ~

3/3/2012 6:54:49 PM

DAY TWO OF MY DOTM RUN (MOOSE MOOKO 162309) Thank you all for your support. I will be posting a new DOTM photo daily, which you can only see for the day, also I am posting facts on pets and pet nutrition at the end of all my DOTM blogs. Hope you have a good day. ~Facts of the day~ Belgian Malinois: I. Like all Belgian Shepherds, the Malinois is a medium-sized and square-proportioned dog in the sheepdog family. The Malinois has a short mahogany coat with black overlay. It has black erect ears and a black muzzle. It has a square build in comparison to the German Shepherd. II. Due to its history as a working dog (i.e., being bred for function over form), the Malinois can vary greatly in appearance. The acceptable colors of pure-bred Malinois are a base color fawn to mahogany with a black mask and black ears with some degree of black tipping on the hairs, giving an overlay appearance. The color tends to be lighter with less black agouti or overlay on the dog's underside, breeching, and inner leg. Dogs with grey and black shorthairs used to meet the Malinois standard, but are no longer considered to do so. III. Well-raised and trained Malinois are usually active,friendly,protective, and hard-working. IV. Some may be excessively exuberant or playful, especially when young. V. They can be destructive or develop neurotic behaviors if not provided enough stimulation and exercise. These are large, strong dogs that require consistent obedience training, and enjoy being challenged with new tasks. They are known as being very easy to obedience train, due to their high drive for rewards.

Come visit me, ♦♥Moose♥♦

3/2/2012 9:22:30 PM

Hello BFF Sparkle!

Hi! Heres a quick vote, thank you so much for yours! I am having some frustrating problems with DC right now, so I have to make this quick. I still read all your posts, thank you for them : ) Your awesome, hope you had a wonderful day. “Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.” ♥ Collie Paws, Sasha

Come visit me, SashaBelle

3/1/2012 7:53:14 PM

Hi Sparkle

PLEASE VOTE FOR MAYA'S BOYFRIEND CHIP in the Brightest Smile Contest #20736 ........THANKS! It seems like we are so far behind We see our tails in front of us!!! I started yapping at Mommy about it and she just said "welcome to my world" and chuckled, rolled her eyes and continues to try to get some of my blogging done! BOL! Funny, I thought me and Maya were already in her world! Go figure.....these humans have the funniest expressions. They say things they mean then turn around and say things when they mean the opposite. For instance, I hear Mommy say to daddy, or vice versa, "That's okay, don't get up I can handle this just fine by myself"....translation: "Get up off your LAZY butt and give me a hand here"....BOL! They don't mean what they say! Then, when they call me and say, "Chewie, come here." Or when I am running off to explore, and I hear, " Chewie, come back here", or they tell me to not run off and I don't come there, come back or I DO run off, I am in trouble because "didn't you hear what I said"? "Listen to me"......They meant EXACTLY what they said, not the opposite this time,.......How do you know when they mean it and when they mean the opposite? I thought they WANTED me to not come and to take off running! I can't win!! Maya pretty much doesn't get in much doo-doo like I do unless we are rough housing and then we BOTH get it not just one of us! How come she hardly EVER gets in trouble by herself?! Back to expressions, they say so and so has a "heart of gold" now that's impossible. Even tho' I'm only a year old (okay, I will be in 3 more days), even I know a heart can't pump blood if it were made of gold, so why did they say that? Why didn't they just say they really care about others? or something similar! Humans! You gotta love 'em bless their hearts! Then they wonder why I get confused and don't know what I am supposed to do and not do? We need to teach them that CONSISTENCY is the key...... Say what you mean And mean what you say And your dog will mind you Day after day ~~ a short poem by Chewie Left a vote (first one in March) Puppy Kisses and Tail Wags, Chewie Cairn Cuddles, Maya

Come visit me, ~ Angel Anakin ~, ~ Chewie loves Khia ~, ~ Jackson ~, ~ Maya Loves Toby ~

3/1/2012 3:15:15 PM

Does yur owner read The 39 Clues? DAY ONE OF MY DOTM RUN (MOOSE MOOKO 162309) Thank you all for your support. I will be posting a new DOTM photo daily, which you can only see for the day, also I am posting facts on pets and pet nutrition at the end of all my DOTM blogs. Hope you have a good day. ~Facts of the day~ African Grey Parrot: I. They are medium-sized parrots found in the primary and secondary rainforest of West and Central Africa. Experts regard it as one of the most intelligent birds. They feed primarily on palm nuts, seeds, fruits, leafy matter, but have been observed eating snails. Their overall gentle nature and their inclination and ability to mimic speech have made them popular pets. II. If kept as a pet a, they must be kept entertained and busy with a person or toy or they may become stressed and begin self-destructive behavior. III. There are two subspecies the Congo African Grey and the Timneh African Grey. IV. Like many large parrots, the African Grey is a long-lived bird normally reaching 50-60 years! V. Color mutations include: Albino (no pigment) Lutino (yellow pigment) Incomplete Ino (mostly white, but with small percentage of melanin) Grizzles (soft pinkish scalloping found in its feathers) Blues (white pigment in the tail) Parino (very light scalloping found in its feathers) PET NUTRITION PRE QUIZ: I. What are some of the ingredients to avoid when purchasing dog food? II. Name 5 HIGH Quality dog foods. III. Name 5 LOW Quality dog foods. IV. List 3 things commonly eaten by humans which are poisonous to dogs.

Come visit me, ♦♥Moose♥♦

3/1/2012 10:51:48 AM

Miss you! Mookey

Come visit me, ♦♥Moose♥♦

2/29/2012 3:05:27 PM


Hi! Heres a vote, thank you so much for yours♥ Your visits always make me smile, thank you. How are you? I will have to make this a quick run by, but please know I still read your wonderful message! I hope you had a fun-filled day. Cya, ♥SB

Come visit me, SashaBelle

2/28/2012 8:23:17 PM

Hi Sparkle

We have been pretty busy here lately. I thought everything would go back to normal this past Friday when Lilly went back to the vet and was told the eye enfection is gone and it didn't affect her eye sight at all. Of course I was happy to hear the good news, but we still can't seem to get back to sleeping through the nights. I think winter is offically over; now we are in spring/summer. It came pretty early this year. So I thought that we would get to enjoy this nice weather, play outside, some hide-and-seek, or sun bathing, but no, mama wants to take us on walks. She bought me a new harness, appearantly my old one doesn't fit (must have shrunk, bol) But we are all in healthy mode now. She actually expects me to walk three blocks. Two I can do, but three...the first few walks I just sat down halfway home and refused to walk any further, mama had to carry me. Now she brings treats to get me moving, but doesn't that defeat the purpose...I of course wouldn't mention that to her though because I am all about food. I also want to let you know that mama has entered me in the Modern Dog photo contest, so we'll see how that goes. Hope you are having a great start to your week, pug hugs, Mitchie

Come visit me, Jack, Lilly, Maggie, Mitch

2/27/2012 8:20:22 PM

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