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Wednesday, February 10, 2016



Murfee: I thought the Groundhog said that it was going to be an early Spring...
Star Buddy: I thought so too!
Murfee: Why is a Groundhog even predicting the weather?
Star Buddy: Tradition?
Murfee: Well, I'd like to write him a letter that tells him that it is 18°, that's the high, and that it is snowing again! And that maybe he should stop predicting the weather.
Star Buddy: Okay, you get on that.
Murfee: I'm being serious!
Star Buddy: I think he has email though.
Murfee: ...hahaha.
Star Buddy: You can actually get texts from him.
Murfee: He's a gopher, they can't text.
Star Buddy: Whoa, whoa, whoa! He is NOT a gopher, and if he heard you call him that...he might curse us with more winter!
Murfee: Oh whatever!
Star Buddy: You never know!
Murfee: ...sorry, Groundhog...
Star Buddy: Anyways, you like playing in the snow!
Murfee: Yeah, but not all year long!!
Star Buddy: Don't worry, Murf, Spring is coming.
Murfee: Okay...if you say so. I trust you more than I trust that Groundhog.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016



Bentlee: Cooper!
Charley: *turns around* Umm...
Bentlee: Wait a second, you aren't Cooper!
Charley: Nope, I'm Charley! You've met me before.
Bentlee: I know, but you two do this to me all the time!
Charley: Us Doods, we look alike! *chuckles*
Bentlee: Did you just laugh at your own joke?
Charley: Maybe...
Bentlee: Where is Cooper?
Charley: He's over there, why? You don't want to play with me?!
Bentlee: I didn't...I mean...that isn't what I...
Charley: I'm kidding! Don't get...Bent...out of shape! *chuckles*
Bentlee: You're a reallllll comedian, Charley!
Charley: Okay, okay. I'm sorry. Let's go play with Cooper, yeah?
Bentlee: YEAH!

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Thursday, February 4, 2016


My commute to work consists of country roads, so I pass my fair share of pastures and fields. I've told Mister Rabbit to hurry up and cross the road, or to stay on his side, and I say good morning to the resident Hawk that sits up top of a dead tree at the corner of Green and 80th, looking for his breakfast to scurry across the field, and I have had my fair share of encounters with brave deer darting from field to field or field to woods.

This morning's drive was not all that different, that was until I was passing a pasture, where my eyes at first tricked me into believing that I was seeing a very large rabbit running inside of the cow pasture, but as I focused more on the running creature, I realized that it was a dog! A Sheepdog running as fast as its little legs could carry it! And as I drove past, I imagined that that little Sheepdog, out in that big ole pasture, was pretending that it was herding some sort of livestock. It was having the time of its life! And in that small amount of time that I watched this dog run along the pasture fence with so much freedom, zero responsibilities, I saw so much joy in its most purest of forms.

But this isn't the first time that I've seen such pure joy. No, no it is not. I see it every day when I come to work and take my fur-friends out to the park to run and play. The excitement that builds with each gate opened, almost like the satisfaction of water finally coming to a boil, that last gate opened, an uproar of bubbles, an uproar of four-legged furry-friends running out into the park barking their excitement for the whole world to hear. Not only is it a release of happiness for them, but for me too! They are not the only ones that enjoy their run. I'm enchanted by how they dart to and fro, roll around, run and play. What I would give to be wild and free like that again, but luckily for me, I can live vicariously through all my fur-friends, who thanks to the existence of Dog Star Ranch, can run wild and free!

We hope you all had as great as of a day as all your fur-babies!

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016



Hiya! My name is Strider, I'm a Welsh Terrier! Today is my first day! I've never been on vacation before, so I'm pretty excited! The Star Buddy that greeted me this morning was super friendly, and she gave me A LOT of love! She called me a miniature Briggs, I don't know what a miniature Briggs is! Anyways, she took me out to my yard so I could go potty, and then another Star Buddy came in and loved on me too! They sure do love to give us scratchy's and cuddles! Then they said to each other that I would be best fur-friends with a Gus, something else that I have no idea what it is! But then I met the Gus and Gus is a puppy too! He is an Australian Shepherd and he is real fluffy. And then Gus took me to meet all of his other fur-friends! He has a lot of fur-friends, but they were all just so nice to me! And then when we were heading out for our run I passed a yard that had a bigger version of me in it! I asked the Star Buddy if that was what a Briggs was, and she said yes. Except a Briggs is a Airedale and I wouldn't be playing with him. So I said bye to him and went out with my fur-friends for our run! It was so much fun! I played with EVERYONE! And everyone played with us! It was such a great time! But running and playing can be such hard work, so the Star Buddy brought Gus and I inside to Half-Pint where we curled up with each other and took a nap, but then our other fur-friend Mochi came in and we all started playing again! Now Gus is away for lunch, but he said he would back! I am glad I have him to show me around the Ranch!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016



Gus: Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow! That means spring is on its way!
Nova: Well duh, it already looks like spring outside, you can see the grass.
Gus: Spring isn't on its way until Punxsutawney Phil says so.
Nova: You actually believe that?
Gus: Why wouldn't I believe a weather-predicting groundhog?!
Nova: Umm...because it is a weather-predicting groundhog...
Gus: You non-believer.
Nova: I'm logical. Science even says so.
Gus: Science schmience!
Nova: It's a German legend!
Gus: So!
Nova: I read that his predictions are decided ahead of time by those weird dudes in the top hats.
Gus: You can't believe everything you read!
Nova: Yeah, YOU can't!
Gus: Punxsutawney Phil has been predicting the weather for a long time! He is a professional.
Nova: There is no way! Groundhog Day is like a 130 year old tradition!
Gus: Yeah, he has to drink the magical punch in order to live for 7 more years. Duh.
Nova: I can't argue with you about this anymore.
Gus: Because I'm right.
Nova: ...
Gus: More fun facts about Groundhog Day:

1. Punxsutawney Phil is the only true weather forecasting groundhog. The others are just imposters.

2. There has been only one Punxsutawney Phil. He gets his longevity from drinking "groundhog punch" (a secret recipe). One sip, which is administered every summer at the Groundhog Picnic, gives him seven more years of life. (Gus: See Nova, told you so!)

3. According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring. (Nova: He can't predict the weather! He is a groundhog!)

4. For February 2, 2016, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, so get ready for an early spring!

5. (Gus: Contrary to what Nova read...) Punxsutawney Phil's forecasts are not made in advance by the Inner Circle, after he emerges from his burrow on the 2nd of February, he speaks to the Groundhog Club President, and his proclamation is then translated for the world.

Nova: Gus, tell everyone where you found these fun facts...
Gus: groundhog.org of course!
Nova: Exactly!
Gus: You have your opinion, I have mine, let's just go play!
Nova: Deal!

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Monday, February 1, 2016


"Oh Ms. Zoey, would you like to play hide and seek?  I'll count to 10.  Are you ready?"

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