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Wednesday, July 22, 2009


The other day Mum was cleaning out a cabinet and what did she find? My memory box! (Yes, of course, I have a memory box - every dog does, don't they :)

She pulled a few things out, like my first collar (the red one, which didn't last long since I quickly grew out of it) and my second collar (the EarthDog collar made of hemp that I still wear to this day), and my first tags. Then she pulled out my old cast from when I had my broken foot. (Wasn't exactly happy to see that thing after having to wear it for 8 weeks straight. I smelled it a lot!)

And then she dug deeper and found my baby teeth! Here are all the ones she found between October 25, 2004 and November 11, 2004, when (best guess from the shelter) I was right around four months old. You can click on the picture to bigify. Oh, and she found the package from the Chilly Bone that she used to give me to help with the teething process (which is long since chewed up, BTW).

We feel lucky that we found some of my teeth lying around the house. I remember each morning about that time, Mum and I would have a little toofer scavenger hunt. Mum would get up and survey all the carpet in the house looking for little teeth and get so excited when she found one. Then she's individually wrap them in a baggie and put in a little note with the date she found it.

Guess like a lot of pups, I swallowed the rest of them.


  1. mom has our teeth saved too!, and she saved our baby collars. moms are nutso! Especially about that sort of thing. Morgan

  2. I'm glad to know we are not the only ones who collect such things. :)
    Love the tooth collection!

  3. That's so cute! I love the stuff, especially the cast! ;)

    Years ago I'd found a tooth from one of my dogs..it was stuck in the bottom of my flip flop. I know I saved it, but can't find it.

    I always save old collars and tags, too. :)

  4. What a nice surprise for your mom to find your memory box, Johann! All of that wonderful stuff makes you stop and smile!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  5. My mom saved some of my baby teeth and my first collar too. I thought she was crazy but I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with a crazy mom!!!

  6. BOL!! You guys/gals crack me up! Only in the blog-o-sphere can you feel like you're not the only one, BOL!!!

    Woofs, Johann

  7. And this is where Mom gets sad I didn't let her find me until I was a year or two old...

    Oh well, we have other memories in our box I suppose!

    Tank woo fur sharing!



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