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28 August 2004 @ 11:56 pm
Unconditional puppy love...  
Spent the morning with Mark at Borders as he tried to look for the second season of "Andromeda" on DVD. While we were there we ran into the Grand Opening of a Starbucks and Jamba Juice next door. Got some free Mango-A-Go-Go samples and won coupons for $1 off Jamba Juice. Pretty good considering we didn't even know it was going on. :) Besides, I know the coupon will come in handy since I'm completely addicted to Jamba Juice! :)

We also noticed that Sydney was acting a little strange after dinner. She wouldn't let us pet her head and kept sneezing/coughing when we did. She usually does that sneeze/cough when she's in pain so it got us pretty worried. :( She seemed to act fine in every other respect, though and wagged her tail, and brought her toys so we could play with her - but the entire evening she wouldn't let us touch her head. Mark thinks she might've had a headache - but I don't know... do dogs get headaches? :P

Anyway, I just checked on her now and she seems to be a bit better. Some may think we overact when it comes to Sydney, but after what happened last year, we're afraid of everything out of the ordinary now. :P We certainly don't want to take any chances when it comes to her health!

Speaking of dogs, while I was waiting for Mark in Borders, I happened to read the story of "Hatchiko" a faithful dog in Japan who waited for his master to come home from work everyday at the train station. One day his master unexpectedly died of heart failure and never returned to the train station - but Hatchiko still waited for him to show up. Every day until his death about 10 years later, Hatchiko went back to the station to wait for his master, still expecting him to come home. :( What a heart-breaking story! Probably the most amazing part is that it's true - they've even put up a bronzed statue of Hatchiko in the station where he used to wait everyday. :( I couldn't believe that I almost began tearing in the middle of Borders when I read that - there is just something SO special about the unconditional love and faithfulness of a dog that is just so touching. But, you know me - I'm a HUGE sap when it comes to dogs.

I'm off to give some attention to my fuzzy dog. :) Please, if any of you on my friends' list owns a dog, please give them all a big *HUG* from me today.
 
 
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Kananigirlkananigirl on August 29th, 2004 03:36 am (UTC)
Oooooh did you get to use the Borders 20% coupon. I went tonight, but decided I didn't want to buy anything. I guess I'm waiting till Tuesday. I got to see that book, Hatchiko. I thought, it looked pretty interesting.

I like Jamba Juice, well I like the Chocolate Moo'd. I haven't really tried anything else. Anything really good over there? I usually go to Starbuck for the Creme Frappuccinos. *L*
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 29th, 2004 10:39 am (UTC)
Mark got to use his 20% off coupon for the "Andromeda" DVD. :) And that Hatchiko book was right next to the line for the register - what a sad and touching story!

Mark likes the Chocolate Moo'd, but I really like the Razz-Ma-Tazz and there's a new one with passion orange that I love - it kind of reminds me of that shave ice that I used to love from Crispies. ;)
Kananigirlkananigirl on August 29th, 2004 05:01 pm (UTC)
I didn't buy anything with the 20% coupon though. I have a few more days, till the 31st I think. Maybe something good will come out this Tuesday. *L*

Passion Orange one? Oooooooh that sounds good! I'll have to go by there and check it out.
ajayne on August 29th, 2004 08:29 am (UTC)
I am sure dogs can get headaches. I hope she is back to normal again soon.

What a sad story about the dog Hatchiko. But at the same time, it was amazing!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 29th, 2004 10:41 am (UTC)
She seems better this morning and is acting like her lovable and demanding self. ;) I'll keep an eye on her, though and if there's still comething out of the ordinary, I'm taking her to the vet tomorrow!

And the Hatchiko story was so sad! I couldn't believe that he would go back for 10 years to wait for his master to come home. The really sad part too was that when Hatchiko finally did pass away, it was at the train station, still waiting for his master. :(
ajayne on August 29th, 2004 04:41 pm (UTC)
What a loyal dog he was.

Glad to hear that Sydney is feeling better.
I'm so cool too bad I'm a loseraudienceawaits on August 29th, 2004 08:31 am (UTC)
Dog stories are just so sweet ... they're just such wonderful little creatures! :)
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on August 29th, 2004 10:44 am (UTC)
They are! I love dog stories too - their love and devotion is so unconditional - it's just so touching! :)
irisheyes77 on August 29th, 2004 09:20 am (UTC)
Dogs definitely do get headaches! We know this firsthand because Siberian Huskies have extra large sinuses and if you pet their heads too much, it causes them to have headaches.

I'm glad that Sydney is feeling better!
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on August 29th, 2004 10:46 am (UTC)
Oh wow - I didn't know that! I'll have to remember that when I see my friend's Husky - no head petting!

Sydney does seem to be feeling a bit better this morning too and has gone back to her demanding and lovable self - so that's a very good sign. ;)
Carecareleswhisper on August 29th, 2004 10:58 am (UTC)
I'm glad that Sydney is doing better. :)

The story about Hatchiko is touching. Thanks for sharing.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 29th, 2004 06:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks Carrie. :) She actually seems much better today, but we're still keeping our eye on her, just in case.

And I want to go to Japan and see that statue in the Shibuya Station now! I hear that Hatchiko was a real celebrity in that community - people used to bring him treats because they knew he'd be waiting there every day. Poor dog! :(
Mrs Beanshuman_beans on August 29th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)
The story about Hatchiko brought tears to my eyes!

Fred tells me that Ginger has been spending most of her time at the front window as if she's looking and waiting for me. When I call home, Fred will put me on speaker phone & when Ginger hears my voice she starts to let out a woeful yowls.

Do you guys want to get together some evening for dinner or drinks or something?
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 29th, 2004 06:34 pm (UTC)
Awww, it really is a touching story! Dog and pet lovers can't help but be affected by it. It's just SO sweet - and sad. :(

Poor Ginger must really miss you! :( Mark has told me that when I travel Sydney will sit by the kitchen door waiting for me to come home for the first couple days that I'm away. :( Pets are the best!

And we'd love to meet up with you if you have some time while you're here. We don't drink so maybe lunch of dinner could work. Please let us know. :)
Sabine: Lauser Kopfsabine10 on August 29th, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC)
That really is a touching story about "Hatchiko". Thank you for sharing it.

I'm sorry but I don't know if dogs can get headaches. I don't think that you overact and I hope Sydney feels better meanwhile. Lauser enjoyed your hug, he wagged his tail. :)

Hope you had a nice Sunday, Sheri.

*Hugs* to you
and *love and attention* to Sydney

Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on August 29th, 2004 06:38 pm (UTC)
I love that story about Hatchiko. It's so sad. I think one of the saddest things is that he went back expecting to see his master everyday - and sometimes they said he would sleep over at the station waiting. :( Dogs are the best!

Sydney seems to be feeling better today. :) Hopefully it was just something that was irritating her nose yesterday that made her sneeze and it wasn't that she was in pain. :(

Thanks for the sweet words for Sydney and I hope you have a nice last 4 days of work before vacation! *HUGS*

karmastyx: Brock made by careleswhisperkarmastyx on August 29th, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC)
I don't think you overact, I mean she is your baby. Part of your family. Even though Brock can be a butthead at times, I still get worried. :) Give hugs to Sydney for me. :)
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on August 30th, 2004 12:27 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks Laura - I knew you'd understand because I know Brock is your baby too. :) Thanks for the hugs, be sure to give Brock one for me too. :)
Deb: sunnysb186 on September 7th, 2004 01:32 pm (UTC)
Hi there and welcome to my world! :) It's great to see other Sheltie maniacs. They are such amazing little dogs.

This is Sunny (reg. Sweet Sunshine). She is our 6 1/2 year old princess, and was my wedding gift to me from my husband. Incredibly spoiled and the queen of the castle, but gives us so much love and laughter back it's worth every single bit.




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Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on September 7th, 2004 10:45 pm (UTC)
Wow - Sunny's gorgeous! :) What a cutie she is - and her coat is just amazing! Sydney's about the same age as Sunny (she's actually born in September so she'll be 7 in a couple of weeks) and she's definitely the light of our lives. :)

Thank you so much for adding me - I look forward to reading more about you and Sunny in your upcoming entries. :)