Buster (Jayme's)


Buster

...and they lived happily ever after - 19 Feb 99
Buster's chronicles - 20 Feb 99
Buster's 1st night - 21 Feb 99
Buster meets a stranger - 22 Feb 99
Manicures - 2 Mar 99
Puppy class - 4 Mar 99
Pics of Buster from Jayme - 15 Mar 99
Oh, those wacky ears - 24 Mar 99
Puppy class try-outs part II (long) - 26 Mar 99
Buster's confession - 14 May 99
Pics of Buster's Ears!! - 22 June 99
The Dog-Walk photo, from Jayme - 22 June 99
Buster Photos - 27 Aug 99
Pics of Jayme/Buster Meeting - 9 Sep 99
New Buster Photos, from Jayme - 3 Jan 00
Buster Agility Photo - 16 May 00
Buster's weekend - 26 Jun 00
Pics of Harley II & Buster - 20 Oct 00
Pics of Buster's Wins - 23 Oct 00
The Mighty Hunter! - 16 Nov 00
Buster pics!! - 13 Jul 01
Photos of Miss Sarah - 20 Jul 02
Superstar - 29 Jul 07
The Zoo + 1 - 5 Jun 08
10! - 22 Nov 08
Zoo pics - 26 Mar 09


...and they lived happily ever after

Fri, 19 Feb 1999 12:49:56 -0800 (PST) - from Jayme

Hi folks! quick (HA!) little update:

Sensing my great sadness after hearing more disappointing puppy news, an angel answered my prayers and returned the smile to my face :)

Saturday morning, I'll be driving to Seattle to pick up a little Texan. A little *British* Texan to be more specific. Thank you Wendy, thank you, thank you! I wonder if he'll say, "Pardon me, but bark-bark ya'll"

His name isn't written in stone yet but I've been thinking "Buster" for months now. I'd like to stick with the cartoon character theme started by Rocko but it's also got to be a "butch" sounding name for a little MinPin boy. So, unless I come up with something in the next few hours, Buster it is even though I'd like a less common name :/

The bittersweet moment is upon me. I'm heading out to the garage to get the bag of Rocko's things. All of his little toys, sweaters, chewies, etc. were bagged up and put into the garage on the day he died. I guess it's time to bring some of those things out of retirement :) I've still got his first toy (Duckman) wearing his first collar, sitting on my nightstand next to his ashes. Nobody gets to play with that except me.

Stay tuned to hear Buster's Escapades :)

Oh yeah! Rocko's breeder has offered to give me a 15 month old boy! I'd take him in a heartbeat but we're all full up now...finally.

Jayme with the canine crew and the feline foursome.

P.S. NEVER send anything overnight using UPS. Right Wendy? :)

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Buster's chronicles

Sat, 20 Feb 1999 05:30:35 -0800 (PST) - from Jayme

It's 5AM on Saturday . You know it's important if a *night owl* will get up before the sun LOL!

THanks for all the well wishes folks :) Jeanese is meeting me at the airport then we're going to her place to let my dogs stretch their legs a bit. Like she said, it's not often you get to meet another list member face to face. Gotta run... :)

Jayme with the canine crew and the feline foursome.

Amber (cockerx), Sabrina (ESS), & Rocko 1/13/97-6/27/98 (MinPin) http://www.dragonmyst.org/minpin.htm (Kaya's site)

Sat, 20 Feb 1999 21:05:46 -0800 (PST) - from Jayme

Ever heard of perpetual motion? That's the best description that I can come up with right now :) He slept al the way home (a little over 5hrs) so his battery has been recharged. After only 3-4 hours of sleep, I wish mine was. I'll write more tomorrow when the fog in my head clears otherwise who knows what I might say next LOL!
I will say that we got two potties outside (I haven't been blinking...vigilance is everything ) and this little Texan is not crazy about the cold!
Thanks again to Jeanese for meeting us there and taking us to meet her MIn Pin crew (Scrappy is my fave). BIG thanks to Wendy, whose home I have not visited for sending this amazing little creature. He stole my heart the moment I saw him. Bye for now!

Jayme, thinking about handing out cigars

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Buster's 1st night

Sun, 21 Feb 1999 09:57:22 -0800 (PST) - from Jayme

First of all, thanks Beth for the list of names. I really considered Spunky because of the Rocko connection but it sounds too much like a Yorkie or something . I like the angry beavers too but the names didn't roll off my tongue well. I will admit to calling him Piglet and Porkchop once or twice. I think the name Buster has been on my mind for soooo long that it's kinda stuck there. BTW, big congrats on *your* new addition!!! Welcome Sasha!

Buster made himself right at home as if he'd always been here. I got some great video of Sabrina and him gently sparring. She so good with him although she doesn't always like to share her stuff...Sabrina thinks *everything* is her stuff. Amber tolerates him and participates in barking duets with him if she's got something he wants. Sneakers (3rd kitty) thinks he's pretty okay. Mittsy and Nikki think avoidance is the best policy. Sylvia (#4) either boxed his little head or just startled him (they were out of sight).

We went to bed at 10:30 last night. I started to set the alarm for 2 but hoped he'd wake me instead so I didn't. He did wake me at 1:30 then after a quick trip outside and just a bit of whining, he slept 'til 7 . It didn't take him long to find the toybox and he's been great about chewing only the right things...well he did try to sample my desk but was quickly distracted. After 2-1/2 hours playing, I finally convinced him to take a little nap in his kennel so I can shower, eat, get to work on his first coat...

He's beginning to figure out that *he* is the "Buster" that I keep talking about and so far we are accident free!

Jayme & family
Buster (good puppies potty outside...or so she keeps telling me)

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Buster meets a stranger

Mon, 22 Feb 1999 11:58:19 -0800 (PST) - from Jayme

Sorry folks but I'm probably going to be pretty chatty for a while. Bear with me :) Turning the keyboard over to the little guy:

Buster- We had quite an adventure yesterday. I got to meet 4 new people. I was poking my head out from mom's jacket when somebody names Sharon tried to touch me . I growled at her and showed my teeth but mom didn't like that too much. I couldn't help it, i just didn't like her. I wouldn't even take a treat from her creepy hand. Mom tried to tell me that she was a nice lady and likes dogs but I didn't want her touching me anyway so I hid my head inside the jacket. Next was Grandpa. They tell me he's really old and pretty sick so I only shrank back a little bit. I*did* let him touch my chin and I didn't growl. Next was a couple that mom knows from the local dog club. They smelled okay but I wasn't overly thrilled about them wanting to touch me. Mostly I hid inside the jacket. They did tell my mom that I'm very good looking though. I guess they're alright after all. Mom says I've got a LOT of socialization ahead, whatever that is. I think it will be okay as long as it doesn't involve aunt Sharon.

Quick notes: I slept for almost 8hrs last night, mom liked that a LOT. She got *really* excited yesterday because I walked towards the back door when I had to go potty. If she keeps watching me this closely, I think I can remain accident free, not including Jeanese's house . I've discovered that apples are really good. Especially the inside part, the outside is a little too chewy. I'm catching on to the "sit" thing and you know, it's not so tough if I think about it.

Turning the keyboard over to the boss:

Jayme- well, that's all for now. I'd like to get out of this chair because my butt is numb but I don't want to wake the boy. I guess I'll go play solitaire...

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Manicures

Tue, 2 Mar 1999 15:28:22 -0800 (PST) - from Jayme

Well, Buster got his first (since I've had him) nail trim last night. Thanks to Wendy for warning me that he's a *screamer*. I waited 'til he was quite sleepy then made my move. I gently cradled the little darlin' and spoke softly as I reached for the first toe. I grabbed the first little piggy and Buster let out a blood curdling wail. Oooooh, what my neighbors must think. I grabbed his muzzle and reminded him that there were to be no more screaming hissy fits. *Clip*. I grabbed the second little piggy, scream, wail, wiggle...muzzle grab, yadda, yadda, yadda. *Clip*. Repeat for third little piggy. Apparently, the third time was the charm because he was quiet and still for the remaining nails...even when I quicked him :( (stupid black nails). We'll see what happens next week...

Jayme & the Zoo
Buster- Mom *loves* it when I stand by the door to be let out so I keep doin' it. Just to keep her guessing though, I peed in my crate this AM. Maybe tonight I'll go back to waking her up first. (5.07#)

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Puppy class

Thu, 4 Mar 1999 20:50:01 -0800 (PST) - from Jayme

There are puppy classes given here (vet hospital) on occasion. I've been through three classes with the instructor. I can't call her a trainer since *I* do all the training LOL! Anyway, I popped in to tell her that I had gotten my new pup and mentioned that he's a bit scared of everything. Since tha class was just starting, it was "puppy play" time and she suggested that I bring him in for a few minutes.
Because he was so nervous I held him on my lap and we watched the other pups run & play. I gave the woman next to me a couple pieces of kibble to feed him so he thought that she was pretty okay. He did however, growl, bark and snap(!) at all of the pups who came up to say hi, even a very non threatening little pug. I gave him little pieces of kibble each time he didn't. Poor little scared guy :( Hopefully by the time he's in class, he'll have a little more attitude...we're getting there, inch by inch.

Jayme & the Zoo
Buster- SCARED?! I wasn't scared, I just didn't want 'em lookin' at me or touchin' me. I looked at 'em real mean and told 'em to git and they gitted...or is it got? Hmph, mom says I need social skills but kings don't have to socialize with common dogs...do they?

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Pics of Buster from Jayme

Mon, 15 Mar 1999 13:22:18 -0800 (PST) - from Jayme

Finally, some pictures of my new pup :)
I hope it's not a problem that I'm sending them all together.

Jayme & the Zoo

Buster

The first (Buster1) is the first photo taken after I removed him from the crate at the airport. We joked that he must be part Shar Pei. In later photos, you can see that he grew into his skin nicely :)
The second photo (Busterbutt) was my attempt at photographing a moving target. He was a red blur for the first couple of days. Anyway, this is not the shot I was aiming for but it's pretty funny.

Buster

Buster

The third (Bustercane) is actually not bad :) He must have been tired to be so still.

Buster

The forth (Bustercoat) is Buster modeling his first coat. It's actually smaller that I meant to make it...oh well. He stood quite still here because he wasn't quite sure what had a hold of him. He wears it proudly now.

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Oh, those wacky ears

Wed, 24 Mar 1999 11:02:34 -0800 (PST) - from Jayme

The first position that I really noticed with Buster's ears was: right ear prety much up but folded at the tip sheltie style and left ear folded at the base and just slightly off to the side. Next they both moved straight out to the sides...helicopter style :) Now his right ear is trying to stand (and sometimes does) but can often be seen folded across the top of his head so both ears are folded...left. The next few weeks (teething) should be interesting :)

Jayme & the Zoo
Buster- (11" tall, 10"long, 6#) Last weekend I got to chase what mom calls vermin. We went to a BIG park that had LOTS of mouse and ground squirrel holes. Mom says, "Where's that vermin?", points to a hole and I snuffle and snort for the scent and if it's a good one, I start to dig, dig, dig. That was fun. MOm says that if I didn't bark like a maniac at every dog I meet, I might make more friends. Hmph, we'll see.

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Puppy class try-outs part II (long)

Fri, 26 Mar 1999 13:19:27 -0800 (PST) - from Jayme

Buster and I poked our heads into puppy class again last night. For those of you who don't remember the last time, he barked growled and snapped at every puppy that approached him last time. He was even terrified of a cute little Pug baby (wierdo) :)
Last night we got there early. The instructor was out sick so it was just her two student helpers and one of them brought their friendly year old lab mix (Wesley). Buster did not warm up to that fellow as easily as he does some other dogs. He actually tucked butt, screamed and ran the first time the dog approached him . The student and I ended up sitting on the floor next to each other. She held Wesley on his back and Punk-boy (Buster) did eventually come to my lap and touch noses with Wesley a couple times. Unfortunately, when Wesley was turned right side up (still lying) Buster resumed the growling, snapping, trying to get away thing.
Here's the funny part, one of the students suggested that I get him neutered to help with his aggression (!) problem. LOL! I told her that if aggression were the problem I might just do that but since he's terrified rather than aggressive, there was no real reason to do it before 6 months. I guess all she could see was the growling/snapping not the tucked butt, folded ears, fight or flight response that is rather obvious. Good thing she's the helper not the teacher!
We wanted to see what would happen if I left the room (three strange people and one dog now). The poor little guy looked scared to death.
Finally he went to the gal still sitting on the floor with her dog and climbed into her lap between her and the dog! She sent her dog away, held Buster for a minute then put him out of her lap. He started his scared puppy pacing and I couldn't stand it any longer (about 1min had passed) so I went back in. He didn't seem to recognize me even when I called his name the first time. After a little more coaxing, he ran over and realized I wasn't just another scary stranger. Poor kid.
Here's the good part: All of the puppies arrived. He watched from my lap with interest and *very* few barks. He quietly sniffed noses with several pups and I was able to put him on the floor a few times when only one or two pups were near us and he did great. I think he only snapped twice.
HUGE improvement over last time. The treats and kisses were free flowing :)

Thanks for reading this far...I TOLD you it was loooong <VBG>

Jayme & the Zoo
Buster- mom took up all my talking space.

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Buster's confession
Click here for more on Buster.

Fri, 14 May 1999 14:06:31 -0700 (PDT) - from Buster

Mom says I gotta tell you.

A couple nights ago we were leaving from work when I noticed something very suspicious on the sidewalk. I bark, bark, *barked* and growled at it while veeeeery cautiously approaching. I knew that at any moment it could charge us and it's my duty to protect mom's ankles. I gradually got brave enough to sniff it.
Okay, so it was dog poop but it was BIG dog poop. The Earth is still safe.

Buster and the Zoo
Jayme- was not big dog poop, it was Cocker sized...silly boy
Amber- pressure is 18. creeeeeping up since Saturday but still < 25

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BusterEars1

BusterEars3

Buster's Ears!!

Mon, 21 Jun 1999 13:56:03 -0700 (PDT) - from Jayme

BusterEars1 - Not sure what to call this style...helicopter?

BusterEars2 - This is the comb over look. Glad it's out of style!

BusterEars3 - That's more like it! There's my handsome boy :)

Thanks Mag!!

Jayme & the Zoo

BusterEars2

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The Dog-Walk photo

Tue, 22 Jun 1999 20:16:40 -0700 (PDT) - from Jayme

Dog-Walk

Wow, I was actually able to coach my mom and get her to successfully send me this photo..amazing for a couple of folks who speak little computer!

This is Buster's first major dog outing. I was impressed with his "stay" with so many strange dogs and people around. You can see Amber's new one-eye look. She's still a cutie, looks like she's winking ;) Finally, Sabrina who seems to be wet and/or dirty at most photo ops.

Okay, okay. I'm done sending photos...for a while :)

Jayme & the Zoo
Buster- I told you not to get her started.

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Buster Photos
Click here for previous Buster Pics.

Fri, 27 Aug 1999 14:09:27 -0700 (PDT) - from Jayme

I thought I'd better hurry up and send these before I get the puppy class graduation photos developed. I don't want to overwhelm the list :)

Buster
This is Buster demonstrating good hygiene by brushing his teeth. He's still got double canines on the bottom in this fuzzy photo...

Buster This is Punk head at one of our camp sites. He's probably just eaten an especially tasty bug. Must be hot out too, his ears are a temperature gauge (one up, one down)...

Buster

(For Full Size pic - click here or on pic)

Here he is at the top of one up our hikes surveying his domain. Buster, king of the forest! (Big photo but I wanted to show as much of the scenery as I could.)

That's all for now!

Jayme & the Zoo
Buster- Somebody take that camera!

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Pics of Jayme/Buster Meeting

Thu, 9 Sep 1999 10:29:38 EDT - from Jeanese
Click here for Buster's Story.

Here are pictures of Jaime and Buster on Buster's first day with Jaime at my house in Auburn, WA. I have forwarded these with permission. There is also a picture of Sabrina here too and Jaime's boyfriend.

Jeanese

Buster

Jayme,Buster

Sabrina,George

Jayme,Buster

Amber

Jayme,Buster

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New Buster Photos
Click here for previous Buster pics.

Mon, 03 Jan 2000 19:59:43 PST - from Jayme

Hi Mag, I'm writing from my alter ego "CritterMom". It's still me, Jayme :)

I tried to get all the photos on one neat little page but failed because I can't get "BusterTable" the same size as the rest :/ Maybe by the time I send more, I'll have it down ;) Thanks again for all you do, here are the pix:

BusterCat shows him in one of the places he runs when Sabrina is chasing him. He may as well use it, the darned cats sure don't.

BusterCat

BusterKong shows him expertly removing a biscuit from a kong. He puts his lower jaw inside, breaks pieces off then rolls the kong around 'til they fall out.

BusterKong

BusterBDay is a picture of Buster waiting for us to hurry up and finish singing so he can have some "cake" 11/22/99.

BusterBDay

BusterTable is the best agility photo I have so far. It's hard to get a good photo with a point-and-shoot camera and an amateur photographer! Hopefully he'll be this attentive when classes resume Jan 18.

BusterTable

Next time I'll have to show some of the rest of the Zoo, you'd think Buster is an only child!

Jayme and The Zoo
Buster- I'm not?

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Buster Agility Photo

Tue, 16 May 2000 12:20:35 -0700 (PDT) - from Jayme

Buster

Here's Buster on the first jump of his first run at his first agility trial. We didn't qualify either day but we *greatly* improved and came painfully close on day two. At least we're going in the right direction! :D We'll get 'em next time...

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Buster's weekend

Mon, 26 Jun 2000 09:54:19 -0700 - from Jayme

Buster and friends!

Here's the results of our agility trial this weekend. Four runs, four qualifying scores (100, 100, 93, 100) and four 1st place ribbons...plus more toys for him to kill! It was an amazing weekend to say the least. It was a little intimidating to start the runs because everyone would say "Oh watch this Min Pin, he's awesome!" and other wonderful things. A simply wonderful end to a miserable week :)

Jayme and the Zoo
Buster- we did it for Amber

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Pics of Harley II & Buster

Fri, 20 Oct 2000 17:20:30 GMT - from Jayme

Harley II Harley II
I should say Harley II since there really is only one Ms. Harley Esquirrel. She's a sweetheart and just like all the other critters that pass through here, I'd keep her if I could. She's got the lap warmer thing down perfectly!
Buster,Harley II Buster,Harley II
Harley and Buster are in the next photos. None of the dozen or so I took are very good because I couldn't get her to stand still. Buster followed her back and forth with a smitten look in his eyes. Tat's my boy :)

Jayme and the (overflowing) Zoo

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Pics of Buster's Wins

Mon, 23 Oct 2000 17:33:08 GMT - from Jayme

Buster - NAJ

Here's what we did this weekend...

First photo (by the kennel):
October 21, Buster gets his Novice Agility Jumpers (NAJ) title! It was amazing. He pretty much ran the course by himself while I followed him. :)

Buster - NA

Second photo:
Oct 22, Buster gets his NA title today!! I am SO proud of him! This was is our last trial for the year and we went out with a bang. We also got a 4th jumpers leg which Buster wants to dedicate to Little G because she's on the injured/reserve list :)

Thanks for helping me share my excitement withe the list!

Jayme, etc.

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The Mighty Hunter!

Thu, 16 Nov 2000 06:21:33 GMT - from Jayme

Buster and Bunny!
 

Here's the mighty hunter...

Poor guy couldn't figure out why I wanted him sitting *right* next to the thing that he now knows he's not supposed to even *think* about looking at, LOL!

Thanks Mag :)

Jayme and the rest of 'em.

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Buster pics!!

Fri, 13 Jul 2001 00:53:11 -0700 - from Jayme

I feel like it's been forever since I've sent photos. I hope what I've put together will be useable!

Thanks Mag :)

Jayme and the Zoo
Buster- I don't see you putting YOUR face on the 'net!

Buster

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Photos of Miss Sarah

Sat, 20 Jul 2002 13:24:30 -0700 - from Jayme

Sarah

Here are a couple photos of Miss Sarah. The first is of her sweet face and the second is of her chillin' in the living room. The light's kind of bad on that one but she won't look into the camera longer than a second and she kept rolling on her back when I tried to pose her better. Once she's (more) beautiful maybe she won't be so camera shy :)

Sarah - enjoying indoor life

The last photo is of Buster in case anyone forgot what he looks like . Thanks Mag!

Jayme and The Zoo

Dog in Bag :-)

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Buster Superstar

Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:32:01 -0700 - from Jayme

Hey Mag!

Buster has injured his eyes so many times that I've started to joke with the vets that I'm going to do a double enucleation (remove both eyes) or get him some Doggles. Well, you can see what I did :)

He doesn't LOVE 'em but as long as there's treats involved, he's okay with most situations. He was a BIG hit when he went in for his latest corneal ulcer recheck!

Jayme and The Zoo
Buster- I was always destined for fame.

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The Zoo + 1

Thu, 5 Jun 2008 23:25:41 -0700 - from Jayme

Belle

Oh Lord help me. After 15 years of working at this vet hospital and seeing hundreds of cute and homeless dogs and puppies come through to be spayed and neutered, One came in that smashed my willpower to dust [cue strong breeze].

On Saturday I will be bringing this 'little' love home. Say hello to Belle (as in Tinkerbelle). She's about 12wks old, almost 20# and at best guess may have some mastiff or bullmastiff and maybe some hound in her.

I haven't had a puppy in 9 years! I'm excited! This cutie pie is going to be a handful though. She is stubborn and *mouthy*, climbs baby gates, hates kennels.... That's okay. I am just the woman for the job :)

Jayme and The Zoo
Buster & Bart - we are not amused.
Some people own cats and go on to lead normal lives.

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10!

Sat, 22 Nov 2008 22:14:59 -0800 - from Jayme

Buster

Well my little man made it to the double digits today. He was not keen on the idea of sharing his "cake" though!

Jayme and The Zoo
Some people own cats and go on to lead normal lives.

Buster

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Zoo pics

Thu, 26 Mar 2009 19:11:42 -0700 - from Jayme

Belle

The first pic is Belle (TinkerBelle as an 18lb 8-9 wk old pup). I think I already sent it but she's so darned cute! Next is her refusing to realize how big she's gotten (65-70lbs). Finally is the family photo... well minus Sabrina the springer who's in Oregon with her "daddy"...

Bart doesn't care about the spotlight, Belle is already sure she's a star and Buster's wondering why SHE gets all the attention!

Jayme and The NutHouse

Belle

Bart, Belle, Buster

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