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American Dawg
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"American Dawg"
Yhis is my dog Piranha. I thought I'd set her up to be a soldier. Camera was set on motion and normal.
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Paul Michko
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    I salute tis fine solder from the K9 squadron. LOL!!! Great shot, Donna.

7/24/2004 6:17:48 AM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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What a awesome shot Donna!!!!! Piranha should be very proud!!!!

7/24/2004 6:27:36 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Great shot, Donna!
Love the uniform ;-)

bill

7/24/2004 6:51:57 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Marvelous photograph, Donna, I love it all and her 'hat' is terrific. Very well done, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan

7/24/2004 7:02:40 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Love it!!!

7/24/2004 7:03:31 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Very cute image and title Donna! :-)

7/24/2004 7:12:39 AM

 
Susan T. Parady
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Piranha must be a great sport to dress up like this. Terrfic shot, the background is wonderful for this.

7/24/2004 7:18:36 AM

 
Michael Wehrman
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Great image Donna

7/24/2004 7:19:45 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thank's so much for the fine comment's, Paul, Charlene, Bill, Allan, Colette, Stephen , Susan and Mike!!!!! Piranha love's to play dress up with me. I have lot's of outfit's for her but the one she hate's is Santa Claus!!!!!

7/24/2004 7:25:50 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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You broke all of the rules of creativity with this treasure!!! I love this!!! Make cards of this....!

7/24/2004 7:30:28 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thankyou soo much Gail, your kind word's mean so much to me!!!!!

7/24/2004 7:32:54 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Great shot, Donna ... he seems to be standing at attention like a good soldier.

7/24/2004 7:46:11 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Wonderful!!! This is sooooooooo great!

7/24/2004 8:19:06 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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What agreat humorous shot Donna!That dog is adorable!

7/24/2004 8:58:04 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thank's so much, Wally and Carolyn!!!!

7/24/2004 8:58:25 AM

 
Shirley L. Carpenter
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Excellent Donna!! Love it!!!!!

7/24/2004 10:13:53 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thank's so much for the nice comment's, Karen and Shirley!!!!

7/24/2004 11:53:21 AM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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An absolutely fantastic image!!

7/24/2004 8:14:17 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thankyou so much, Jim!!!!

7/25/2004 6:48:29 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Wonderful all the way around, Donna! Piranha is a cutie-patootie, and that hat ~ too much! It's a toss-up which is funnier: the arrangement of the hat, or her expression!

8/9/2004 10:39:18 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thankyou so much, Maey!!!!!!

8/10/2004 4:03:38 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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YEEESSSSSSS!! Am I surprised, Donna?
NO!
CONGRATULATIONS on you and Piranha-pooch making finalist! Best of luck next level with it!

8/14/2004 1:23:58 AM

 
Ellen L. Zaslaw
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WunderfuL !!!

8/14/2004 1:34:20 AM

 
ilana Peled
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Congratulations Donna.

8/14/2004 1:55:38 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congrats To You On Your Finalist Donna!!

8/14/2004 3:38:05 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Cute image - congrats to you, Donna!

8/14/2004 3:49:08 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this finalist, Donna!

8/14/2004 4:53:40 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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What a great portrait, so very well deserved Donna, congrats.

8/14/2004 5:40:10 AM

 
Cindy Cone
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Congrats on this great image, Donna!

8/14/2004 5:45:35 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Very cute!
Congratulations, Donna!

bill

8/14/2004 5:53:09 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congrats Donna!

8/14/2004 6:07:59 AM

 
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Wonderful!! Congratulations, Donna!

8/14/2004 7:57:24 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Adorable and so creative, congrats to you, Donna!

8/14/2004 8:08:59 AM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Congrats and good luck!

8/14/2004 8:20:59 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Donna, terrific image , well deserved!

8/14/2004 8:34:58 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congratulations! -K

8/14/2004 8:47:48 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thankyou so much for the congrat's, Mary , Ellen , Ilana , Terry, Karen, Wally ,Darren, Cindy, Bill, Claudia, Jennifer, Deborah, Jim, Susan, and K.!!!!!!! I feel quite honored right now!

8/14/2004 9:08:48 AM

 
Tammy McAllister
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Just adorable Donna...congratulations.
Tammy

8/14/2004 9:46:38 AM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Congrats, Donna! Nice job with your little soldier :)

8/14/2004 10:38:54 AM

 
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Congrats Donna!

8/14/2004 10:50:04 AM

 
Karen Beri
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Congratulations Donna on this great photo!

8/14/2004 11:05:15 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thankyou so much for the congrat's, Tammy, Brenda, Murry and Karen!!!!

8/14/2004 11:06:09 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats, Donna.

8/14/2004 1:04:15 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations, Donna!!!

8/14/2004 2:32:12 PM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Donna, congratulations on reaching the finals with this wonderful photograph. It is very richly deserved, my dear friend - your friend, Allan

ps - I'm sure it was greatly advantaged by the 'hat', eh… - 'A', …

8/14/2004 2:39:30 PM

 
Janet Detota
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Too cute, Donna! Very creative, too! Congratulations and good luck next round!!

8/14/2004 5:08:56 PM

 
Isabel L
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Awww cute Donna!! Congrats on this photograph!

8/15/2004 1:05:16 AM

 
Karen Beri
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Congratulations on your win Donna!!!!

8/15/2004 1:22:07 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Way to go, Donna!! Congratulations!!

8/15/2004 3:39:03 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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The cutest shot! Congratulations on such a super win Donna! I think you owe this little soldier a special meal! : )

8/15/2004 3:55:54 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Such a cute shot! Congratulations.
-cathy

8/15/2004 5:30:26 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Donna, CONGRATULATIONS on this win, eh… Very well done, again, my very dear friend, this is well deserved - your dear friend, Allan

8/15/2004 5:38:54 AM

 
Cathy T. Vettes
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Congradulations on your win Donna !!!

8/15/2004 5:59:22 AM

 
Ed Isaacs
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Congratulations, Donna.

8/15/2004 6:05:55 AM

 
Cindy Cone
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Congrats, Donna!

8/15/2004 6:09:34 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Congratulations on this awesome image, Donna!

8/15/2004 6:20:05 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Big congrats to you, Donna and to your cute little pooch! :o)

8/15/2004 7:22:55 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Donna on your well deserved win!

8/15/2004 8:38:06 AM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Congratulations on a great wining image!!!

8/15/2004 8:54:19 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congrats on this well-deserved win, Donna!

8/15/2004 9:31:23 AM

 
ilana Peled
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Congratulations Donna.

8/15/2004 9:34:43 AM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Congratulations on creating a fantastic wining image!!!

8/15/2004 9:34:44 AM

 
Michael Wehrman
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Congrats Donna way to go

8/15/2004 10:12:07 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thank's to everyone for the congratulation's!!!!! I appreciate it very much.

8/15/2004 11:41:39 AM

 
Janet Detota
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Congrats on your win, Donna!!

8/15/2004 12:00:58 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Congrats to you and your puppy Donna! this is too cute!

8/15/2004 12:01:45 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thank's so much, Janet and Dale Ann!!!!!

8/15/2004 1:28:31 PM

 
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Congratulations on your win Donna!

8/15/2004 1:54:07 PM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Excellent shot and a perfect capture and love the unform. Congratulations on your win Donna! Sorry I missed this one Robin.

8/15/2004 1:56:06 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Great job, Donna
Congratulations,

bill

8/15/2004 2:17:28 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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Congratulations Donna on your win!That dog is just tooooooooooo cute!!

8/15/2004 2:43:29 PM

 
Paul Michko
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Congratulations, Donna. Excellent winner.

8/15/2004 4:03:04 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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HOT DIGGITY DAWG, DONNA!!!!!
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on the win I have been waiting to see! Thrilled for you, Lady!

8/15/2004 4:13:30 PM

 
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Congratulations To You Donna On Your Win An Excellent Image:-)

8/15/2004 4:54:28 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thankyou so much for the congratulation's everyone!!!! I am so happy to have won second place and so is my little Piranha!!!!!

8/15/2004 5:41:56 PM

 
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Wonderful image! Many congratulations on your well deserved win, Donna!!

8/15/2004 6:51:12 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thankyou so much, Evy, I appreciate all of these congrat's so much!!!!!!!

8/15/2004 7:59:16 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Hi Donna!! Wow this is so cute!! I am so very happy for your win. Love this image, and value your work. Well done.

8/15/2004 9:07:35 PM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Congratulations!

8/15/2004 9:23:46 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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How cute is this one Donna. Congratulations on this win!

8/16/2004 4:45:55 AM

 
Heather L. Jacks
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Congratulations! A wonderful image!

8/16/2004 4:57:15 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Fabulous win!!

8/16/2004 6:57:44 AM

 
Janice Forrest
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Way to go Donna!

8/16/2004 8:55:37 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thank's so much for the congratulation's, Donna P. , Diane ,Donna N. , Heather, Gail and Janice!!!!!!

8/16/2004 9:50:19 AM

 
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Big congrats from me, Donna:-)Thank you for all your kind supportive comments! I cherish them!

8/16/2004 10:19:49 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Way to go Donna! Congratulations on your win! -K

8/16/2004 11:01:32 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thankyou so much for the congratulation'w, Mette and K.!!!!!!!

8/16/2004 6:14:41 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Congratulations! Very cute and greatly done!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

8/17/2004 1:58:04 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thankyou so much, Susana, for the congratulation's!!!!!!!

8/17/2004 4:51:01 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Adorable! Congrats!

8/19/2004 5:24:39 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thank's so much, Diane!!!!!!

8/19/2004 6:25:01 PM

 
Carol Brill
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A belated congratulations on this fine work, Donna!

8/20/2004 8:51:59 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thankyou very much, Carol!!!!!!!

8/21/2004 2:24:46 PM

 
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Very cute and well done. Congratulations Donna!

8/22/2004 6:50:30 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thankyou very much, Stephen!!!!!!

8/22/2004 9:47:45 AM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Great job, Donna! Very well done!
Congrats on your win!

Many regards
Linnea

8/23/2004 8:48:48 AM

 
Amanda Price
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lol! Great job, Donna! Love your dog's name!!

8/23/2004 9:46:04 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thankyou so much for the congrat's, Linnea and Amanda!!!!! Amanda, Piranha got her name because she can be really mean when she's eating and you try to get her food!!!!!!

8/23/2004 9:55:03 AM

 
Amanda Price
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Ah...very fitting then! I'll have to tell my dad. He get a chuckle out of it! We once had a dog named 'Tootie'. It was short for her registered name 'Dayspring's Rude Attitude', but she lived up to her name in more ways than one! ;)

8/23/2004 9:59:28 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Amanda isn't it funny how much we love our pet's. they all have their own personalitie's. My little Piranha sleep's with me; she think's she's human or else she think's I;m a dog!!!

8/23/2004 4:42:17 PM

 
Peggy Wolff
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I just saw this for the first time Donna, congratulations on your win! Very creative dog portrait!

9/3/2004 7:43:06 AM

 
Rita Richter

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Nice shot Donna and congrats!

9/3/2004 8:04:12 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thank's so much on the kind word's, Peggy and Rita!!!!!

9/3/2004 10:53:43 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Congratulations on the American Dawg. I just saw that....anyway, I think it is superb.
Kathleen

9/8/2004 8:44:34 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thankyou very much, Kathleen!!!!!

9/8/2004 6:11:01 PM

 
Roger D. Meador
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Just saw this, it is GREAT.

9/13/2004 4:48:13 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thankyou very much, Roger!!!!!

9/13/2004 4:53:34 PM

 
Amanda E. Radovic
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she looks to cute to be mean - but then again, food IS food!! Great pic and congrats.

9/26/2004 3:01:13 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Thank's for commenting on my photo, American Dawg, Amanda!!!! She's only mean when she's eating and then it's every dog for herself!!!!!

9/26/2004 4:56:01 PM

 
Liandra M. Barry
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Dear Piranha, I think you're absolutely gorgeous in that uniform. Please tell your mama that she took a great picture and I love the composition. It is a winner indeed. Love, Liandra PS: woof woof... woof!

6/11/2005 12:48:57 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Piaranha say's to tell you thank you very much for the great comment and I thank you too, Liandra!!!

6/11/2005 5:25:00 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Don't know how I missed this beauty ~ wonderful capture of your dog with his lovely sparkling eyes ~ a well-deserved win Donna!

9/14/2005 3:13:29 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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thankyou soo much for the wonderful coment, Susan!!!

9/14/2005 8:16:03 PM

 
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