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Phil and his Funky Dogs:
Funky Dogs: A Year of Change

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Go to Yogi - Everyone's Best Friend

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Go to Parking with the Funky Dogs (Labor Day)
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Go to Parking with the Funky Dogs - Chapter 2

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Go to The Funky Dogs of Summer
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Go to A New Year With the Funky Dogs
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Go to A Six-Pack of Funky Dogs
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Go The Continuing Adventures of Phil and his Funky Dogs
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Go to Phil and his Funky Dogs (is not a band)

2007

2007 has been a very good year in some ways, a very sad year in others. Livia, whom I met at the dog park, got married in November of 2006, and I moved to Pennsauken a month later. This was painful, because everybody could not come. Dominic and Yogi came with me. I gave the house I own in Camden to my adult son,  the one condition being that he take good care of Buddy, Fats, and Bart. As I drive past there on my way to and from work, it's not hard at all to make sure things are ok, still, it's not the same as having them with you.

What with moving and coming and going, I haven't been taking many pictures af anything at all, so for the first 8 months of 2007 there were no pictures. Heck, I'm STILL unpacking to an extent, and I moved to Pennsauken 9 months ago!

Weather permitting, Livia and I go to the dog park at Cooper River every Saturday and Sunday morning. We haven't taken Bart there since the weather got hot, as he really struggles with extreme heat. Sunday August 5 was a typical dog park day... Livia and I took Gigi, Dominic, and Yogi to the park for about maybe an hour-and-a-half, before it got to hot for them, then went home. Around noon Yogi went out to do his business, and his heart finally gave out.... he'd been diagnosed with an enlarged heart a year or two back. It still was a real shock, and I'll tell you, I miss that fat boy every day.

We went back to the park the following weekend.... on August 11th the sun was out... was it ever! I took a few shots but it was so bright that I'm only going to post a few... I'm not happy with the pictures I took.

A few days later I got an e-mail from my friend Maria about her dog. She had a black shepherd-husky mix named Lucy, who has been featured on this website in more than a few pictures. Maria has been ill for a while, and I've "dog-sat" Lucy a couple of times. Maria wrote that due to her illness she could not take care of Lucy properly and could I help out. Before I got married and moved out of Camden I'd have given Lucy a home in a minute.... in fact, I was keeping a bowl open on the floor for her... the canine equivalent of a seat at the dinner table. In 2007, however, that call isn't all mine to make, so Livia and I went about trying to find a good home for Lucy. I e-mailed many friends, who were very helpful, and by Sunday, August 19th we found a new home for Lucy. Losing Yogi was hard, but finding a good home for Lucy sort of makes up for it. Her new family will be bringing her to the dog park regularly, so hopefully you will be seeing a lot of her, Gigi, Dominic, and the rest of our canine pals.

 

 Phil Cohen
August 25, 2007

A question that many people have asked... and many others should ask... is "What can I do to help my country in this time of war. The answer is in the link below. This program was started by the operator of the animal information site www.netpets.org, shortly after the 9/11 terror attacks, after learning of thousands of pets put to sleep during the first Gulf War because service men and women had nowhere to board them.

STEP UP AND DO YOU PART FOR AMERICA!

 Phil Cohen
September 14, 2007


The most important link on this website4

August 11, 2007

Dominic
Dominic
&
friends
Dominic
&
friends

"hanging out
at the
water cooler"

Dominic
&
Scruffy
Scruffy
&
A
Headless Dog
Two Pals
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August 11, 2007

Looking this good isn't easy!
Here I Come!!
Butter & Dominic
Tia, Kahlua and a friend
Tia, Kahlua and a friend

 

Tia or Kahlua
(I can't tell them apart!)
and a friend
I'm good looking and I know it!
Chase me!!!!
Scruffy
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August 11, 2007
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Actually, they all work for me One Happy Dog!

August 19, 2007

Front left is Lucy, Front right is Dominic
That's me in the middle
with Lucy's new family

Oh yes, we can't forget Gigi.... she's hiding in the back!
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August 26, 2007

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Dominic

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Gigi

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Lucy , with Buffy in the background

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Lucy & Champ

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Gigi
It's amazing how she run's tennis balls down like an outfielder or wide receiver

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Gigi & Buffy

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August 26, 2007

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Dominic
&
Paul

Paul is Buffy's human!

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Gigi

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Gigi

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Buffy

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Buffy & Dominic

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Gigi, Dominic & Buffy

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Dominic & Butter

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Butter & Dominic

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Butter & Dominic

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Butter

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Dominic

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Jimmy and Butter

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Butter & Gigi

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Butter & Buffy

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Butter & Gigi

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Gigi

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Butter & Gigi

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Butter

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Butter

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Buffy

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Butter & Buffy

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Butter

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Butter & Gigi

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Buffy

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Butter

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Dominic

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Gigi

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Gigi

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Gigi

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Gigi

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Gigi

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Gigi

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Gigi

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Dominic

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Gigi

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Gigi

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Gigi

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Buffy

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Butter & Jimmy

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Butter & Jimmy

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Butter & Jimmy

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Gigi

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Gigi

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Gigi

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Gigi

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Butter & Champ

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Champ

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Champ

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Champ

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Lucy

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Lucy & Dominic

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Lucy & Dominic

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Dominic

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Lucy
(with her new pet kid, Mariah)
&
Buffy & Champ

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Lucy
(with her new pet kid, Mariah)
&
Buffy & Champ
&
Pat
(Mariah's Mom)

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Champ, Mariah, & Butter

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Champ

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Lucy

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Butter & Champ

Buffy is on the bench with Livia & Paul

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Buffy & Champ

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Champ

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Butter

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Gigi

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Gigi

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Gigi

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Buffy

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Mariah & Buffy

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Mariah & Buffy

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Mariah & Buffy

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Mariah & Buffy

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Lucy

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Dominic

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Buffy

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Gigi

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Gigi

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Champ

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Champ

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Diamond & Champ

There has to be some sort of rational scientific explanation for this, but I don't know what it is.

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Diamond

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Lucy

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Lucy & Diamond

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Mariah & Buffy

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Buffy & Gigi

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Lucy

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August 26, 2007

Oh yes
Dominic & Buffy

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Gigi

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Butter & Buffy

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Butter

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Butter, Dominic & Buffy

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Dominic

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Gigi & Buffy

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Lucy & Dominic with Pat & Mariah... Buffy is on the far right

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Lucy & Dominic with Pat & Mariah... Buffy is on the far right

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Lucy & Dominic with Pat, Mariah & Buffy

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Lucy & Dominic with Pat, Mariah & Buffy

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Lucy, Dominic & Gigi

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Camden Courier-Post - March 15, 2007

Mutilated pit bull to get new owners

By JIM WALSH

Rosie, a mutilated pit bull found near death in a trash-strewn lot last month, is getting a new home.

A Philadelphia couple is adopting the dog, which is believed to have chewed off its right front leg to free itself from an entangling chain or cable.

"She stole my heart," said Kathryn Smith, 24, who is taking Rosie into the apartment she shares with her boyfriend, Michael Armine, 26. The couple have been visiting the dog daily at Rothman Animal Hospital since shortly after Rosie's rescue.

"When Rosie sees them, she perks right up," said Shelley Hill, the hospital's night manager, who chose the couple as Rosie's owners. "I think she's going to have a wonderful home."

Rosie was found lying in a North Camden lot by city animal control officers on Feb. 23. She had an exposed bone on the stump of her leg and infections that would have been fatal within days, Hill said.The dog underwent surgery at the hospital to remove the rest of her injured leg. She is to be spayed on Tuesday and could go to her new home in Philadelphia's Art Museum neighborhood by the end of next week.

"They'll give her the socialization and care she didn't get as a pup," Hill said of Rosie's new owners. The dog's original owner has not been found.

Compassion for Camden, a nonprofit organization that helps animals, has paid Rosie's medical bill of some $5,000, said Marion Churchill, the group's president.

Charitable contributions have covered that expense. Any extra money will stay with the hospital for the next needy dog, she said.

Hill said she believes Rosie will make a good pet, despite her ordeal.

"Even through all this, she's still trusting humans, which is nice," Hill said.

 

 
   
   




 

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is
the
werewolf?

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for
Love.

 

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for
Life.

Pennsylvania War Dog Memorial

CHELSEA, JESSE, & SUKI

 DELAWARE VALLEY VIETNAM VETERANS 

Say Hello to Godzilla & Choppy

These two high energy individuals own a very nice human named Jodi Spector, who is affiliated with American Bulldog Rescue in Newtown PA. 

Thank you for visiting this page. If you have room in your house and your heart for an older dog... or cat, consider adopting one. If adoption isn't practical, please support you local animal shelter.

Phil Cohen.

LINKS

Petfinder.com

Please Support Camden County's Newest Animal Shelter

Almost Home Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
9140C Pennsauken Highway
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Phone: (856) 663-3058
almosthomeshelter@comcast.net 

Burlington County Animal Alliance

West Jersey Volunteers for Animals - West Jersey Animal Shelter

The Animal Orphanage

Animal Sanctuary Society Inc.
Animal Adoption Center
Camden County Animal Shelter
Burlington County Animal Shelter
Gloucester County Animal Shelter
Small Dog Rescue
Compassion for Camden

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A New Year
With the Funky Dogs

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A Six-Pack of Funky Dogs


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