June 14th 2010 1:55 pm
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We spent 3 days out at our Paw-Paw's. We left Friday afternoon & came back yesterday afternoon. I got to play with Paw-Paw's dog Goose (Jasper)& got to stick my head out the window of Paw-Paw's truck as we drove 'round the ranch site-seeing. I saw moo-beasts, venison-beasts, 'wabbits, 'dillos & gobble-gobble beasts! It was so 'esciting! Oh & they has this big garden out there where they grow all kinds of stuff like, tomatoes, 'taters, onions, green beans, grapes, black berries, squash, 'cutecumbers, melons, corn, peppers, okra, different kinds of herbs, etc.!
Goose said that his job at the ranch is pest control. He 'lerts everyone when he spots a 'truder in the garden. Paw-Paw told Mommy that Goose is fixin' to be fired cause most of the time he's asleep on the job! He soooo lazy! He sleeps all the time like Rinky but at least Rinky has a 'scuse cause she's old, can't hear much & her health isn't the best. Oh & guess what else, Goose gets paid! He has a money jar by the living room filled with coins! Paw-Paw pays him 10 to 25 cents a day, depending on how well he does his job! Many days he doesn't get paid cause Paw-Paw says he doesn't report to work cause he's home sleeping!
Anywho, Paw-Paw cooked a pot of green beans while we was there & gave me & Rinky some in our bowls. Mommy & me was shocked when we saw Rinky gobble them down! She a picky eater & we didn't think she'd like them.
Well gotta run, I's gonna go help Mommy in the kitchen. She brought back some 'vegibles from the ranch is going to cook some. She said that she is going add some fresh green beans & squash to our brown rice dish! I can hardly wait for dinner-it's going to be soooooooooo goooooooood!!!!!!!!!!
June 16th 2010 4:03 pm
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Mommy 'cited she needed to do some shopping this morning but wouldn't take us cause she said it was too hot for us to wait in the car. I's asks her to bring me back 'sumtin.
Anywho, she got back a while ago all happy & gitty & says, "Ebby, I got you something!"
"You's does?! Is it a giant bag of venison-beast jerky?! Is it a box of dog biscuits?!" I asked.
"Look at this cute little coat!" she say. "It says 'Good Girl' on it!"
Dang! This is not what I wanted! I's prefers to run around in my birthday suit! Next time I'll be more specific on what I want! 'Least I's won't have to wear it till winter time!
June 20th 2010 2:04 pm
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Yippee!!! I's one of today's diary picks! Thanks Dogster for taking notice of me in my new 'lucky' jacket! Oh and happy Daddy's Day to all the daddys & Paw-Paws!
June 22nd 2010 3:07 pm
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Rinky came up to me a few moons ago & told me my fan...I's mean pals, would 'prolly be real 'inerested in knowing how I's come to live with Mommy so I 'cited to tell my story.
It all started many, many moons ago when I's was a little young pup ('prolly 'bout 7 or 8 months old). I's just remembers being hungary, thirsty & scared. I's don't remembers how I ended up being all alone on that paved path in the middle of nowhere. Paw-Paw believes someone just dumped me there like I's a piece of trash! (Sniff, sniff) I's not trash! I's just a little black dog that wants to loved!
I's doesn't know how long I wandered 'long that lonely country path. I's doesn't even remembers if any cars passed by & if they does, they just kept going. My tummy kept telling me it was hungary but there was nothing to eat or drink so I's just kept walking 'long that path. I's so lonely & afraid. Then I's hears a voice in my brainy brain that tells me, 'I'm with you & will not forsake you. I love you & I'm sending someone for you soon.'
I's continues walking & soon me hears a sound. The sound gets closer & closer. In the distance me sees a white thing getting closer & closer. It's a white truck. I's moves to the side of the road. The truck is slowing down...I's makes eye contact with the man driving. I give a quick wag. The man seems to be thinking...then the truck speeds up again. "NOOOO! PLEASE MISTER COME BACK!!! DON'T LEAVE ME! I's hungary & scared."
A voice in my brain says 'Run after him! Run like you've never run before!' So I's runs & runs! I couldn't see the truck anymore but I keeps running. I turned a bend & could the truck a long way off in the distance. I kept running. I's feels my legs slowing down but I keep running. I's sees some red lights from the truck. It's so far away but I seem to be getting closer. I's keeps running & the truck gets closer. I's so tired & by now I's can tell the truck has stopped & pulled over.
I's finally reach the truck & collapse on the side of the road. The man steps out. Now I's scared. I roll on my back & pee on myself. I's shaking as he leans down to pet me. I pee again. I wonders if he's gonna hit me.
He asks what happened to me. I's pees again. He tells me it's okay, he's not gonna hurt me. He puts me in the back of his truck & we drives off. We get to a field where I sees a bunch of moo-beasts & a stream. The man unloads me & I follows him to the stream where I's allowed to get my fill of water. I's sooo thirsty. The nice man then picks me up & puts me in the water & starts to rinse me off. He puts me in the back of the truck again & we drives off.
....................TO BE CONTINUED...........................
June 24th 2010 1:40 pm
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***********Continuing on from my previous diary entry.
The nice man drives me to a barn where he gets a little cardboard box & fills it with some straw. We then drive by a house where he stops & gets out. He tells me to wait. A dog in the yard starts barking at me & I's get scared. The man comes out with a bag & we drives off again. We soon stop again & the man lets me out of the truck. I's follows him into this enclosure that has 2 buildings on either end & a large enclosed yard in the middle. He opens one of the buildings & I's follows him inside. He puts the box filled with straw at one end of the room. Then he opens the bag & takes out a bowl & fills it with water. He takes out another bowl filled with kibble. "I'll check on you later-Ursula!" he chuckles & steps out. He leaves the door to the shed open but he closes the gate to yard. I's starts whining trying to get out & follow with him. "No, you stay here. You'll be safe & I'll check in on you." He gets in his truck & I's watch him drive away. I's alone again. I's remembers the kibble & how hungry I's is so I's goes inside & eats. After my meal & drink I's goes outside to keep a lookout for the nice man. I's decided to 'esplore the yard. There's an 'ineresting faint smell that at the time I couldn't quite figure out what it was. I's later discovers that this place used to be an ole' chicken coop. The building where I's staying is a storage shed & the building on the other side is where the chickens used to go in to roost & lay eggs.
The man did come back later to check on me & bring me more food & check to make sure I had water. He was so kind to me. He told me he couldn't take me home with him because he already had a dog & mainly because his wife would have a fit if he brought home another one. He said he'd figure something out but in the meantime I'd have to stay here. Then he left & I's alone again. When it got dark I's goes inside & crawls into the little box of straw & goes to sleep. The man had cut one side of the box down a little bit to make it easier for me to jump in & out of.
For the next 2 days my life was as follows: The man would come in the morning with food & fresh water, he'd stay with me for a little while & pet & talk to me then he'd leave. He sometimes checked on me during the day. But most of the time I's alone. I's wanted to be with the man so one day I's discovers a hole in the gate & I's escapes thru it. I's just wanted to go find that man! I walks & walks & soon I's lost again. I's back on a lonely paved path & I's lost. Oh why did I leave that chicken coop! The voice in my brainy brain says,'Oh little one what have you done!"
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June 24th 2010 10:10 pm
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Continuing on from previous chapter....
I's spent that night lost out on that lonely road searching for the nice man. The following morning, me hears & sees a familiar white truck coming towards me. I's moves to the side of the road as he passes. I's chase him down again! "MISTER, I'S DOWN HERE! CAN'T YOU'S SEE ME?! PLEASE STOP I'S DOWN HERE!!!" The man pulls over & again I's roll on my back & pee on myself. "For sure he's gotta beat for escaping," I thought.
"Ursula, why did you run off?" he asked as he put me back in the truck. He so nice, he didn't even kick me. I's wanted to tell him I's looking for him cause I's lonely. I built up the courage to lick his hand. He patted me on my head. By the way, Ursula is what he'd named me because he was watching a novela (a Mexican soap opera) in which there was a woman named Ursula who always dressed in black. Mommy later changed my name to Ebony. Hmmmm...I's gonna ask her to change my name to Ebony Ursula Gonzalez.
Anywho, I's taken back to the chicken coop where the man had patched the hole in the gate so I's wouldn't escape again. I's there for a couple of days until one morning I's spot this little human lady walking by with a brown dog that had a coat that looked to be 2 sizes too big. The dog was all wrinkled & was busy sniffing 'round. I's began barking my little lungs out! The lady & dog stopped & started walking in my direction.
I's got scared cause the dog started snorting & came charging toward me. I dropped to the ground by the gate & rolled on my back & peed on myself. I 'voided eye contact with the dog as she began sniffing me thru the gate. The lady runs over & says, "Wrinkles, that's enough you're scaring her." She walked in the yard & leaned down to pet me. I's pees on myself again.
"Awhhh...It's okay sweetie I won't hurt you. You are so cute! Look Wrinkles, isn't she a cutie just like you?"
Wrinkles began sniffing me again & then let me sniff her.
And this is how I met Mommy & Wrinkles. The nice man that rescued me was my Paw-Paw. I's gonna let Mommy finish the story from here.
EBBY'S MOM: After walking back from the chicken coop I asked Dad, "Hey, who's little black pup is that in the chicken coop?" He said he'd found her on the side of the road. He claimed to be hiding her from Mom. All this time Mom said she'd known about the dog he was trying to hide from her! LOL! Well to make a long story short I asked Dad to let me take her home with me. "I'll bring her back to you in two weeks I said." Two weeks turned into 8 years & I still haven't taken her back & never will (except to visit of course)! I'd be lost without my little clown---she sure can make me laugh!
July 1st 2010 11:08 am
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It's raining, it's pouring & Rinky is snoring! 'Least it's not thundering! I's really, really scared of thunder. We's just inside sleeping, I guess this means no walk today...ugh! Rinky doesn't wanna go out cause she doesn't wanna get her paws wet, the kitties is all under the porch & I's only goes out for my pee-pee time. I's so B-O-R-E-D!!!
July 2nd 2010 10:20 am
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I's can't believe she's rolled off! I's just can't believe it! I's so upset 'bout it! My ball Zoester has rolled off somewhere & is now lost! She wasn't wearing any tags & I's never thought 'bout micro-chipping her.
I's wanted to play with her today & she wasn't in the toy box. I's knows Rinky didn't take her cause she doesn't play with balls. I's interogated all the kitties & they swears they hasn't seen her.
Oh, I's just got to find her! She couldn't have gone too far. I's gonna go sniff 'round & see if I can pick up her scent.
If any of you pups sees a pink tennis ball rolling 'round let me know--it's 'prolly Zoester!
July 6th 2010 9:02 pm
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I's has a QUIET & peaceful 4th of July at my Paw-Paw's! No scarey or loud 'esplotions over there! Me & Goose (Paw-paw's dog) played tug & chase with each other & then played 'head-butt wrestling' with Paw-Paw. Then Paw-Paw fired up his grill & cooked some chicken for himself, Mommy & us! For lunch that day all us dogs got a bowl of chicken (de-boned of course) AND Mommy even gave Rinky & me some cubes of watermelon & 'cantylope! That night, with our bellies full of chicken & 'cantylope we went to bed for peaceful & QUIET rest! AND THAT IS MY IDEA OF A PERFECT JULY 4TH HOLIDAY!
July 11th 2010 9:32 pm
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Peeheew!!! That was the big one!!! Well seems Gaseous Rinky is at it again! I's over on my bed & Gaseous is 'sleep in front of her box fan 'cross from me. Well she lets one rip & DOG OH DOG was it a STINKER! Complete with 'soundy-fects' & everything! It sounded like one of those 'firequackers I's so afraid of only not as loud! Since she's in front of the fan the smell comes right to me. I see Mommy fanning her nose...the smell musta got her too! Rinky's fast 'sleep just setting off her stinky bombs! Poor Rinky, she can't help it. I's just hope her tummy doesn't start acting up again.