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March 5th 2010 4:44 pm
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You will not ever guess what dad brought home for me yesterday. Not even if I gave you 10 guesses.
No, it is not a pony.
It is not a tea cup pig.
It is not even a Ham.

It is a deer head! That's right. My very own deer head. Not like the wild flower that grows in the southwest. And not one that is tasty enough to eat. This is a deer head that was stuffed and mounted. Eleven Points.

We live in a rural state and hunting is a popular pasttime. While mom and dad do not hunt, dad does go to Pap's hunting camp every year and does the cooking. And of course Jake and Luke hunt all the time. They always get a deer for mom and dad and we do eat the meat. It is lean, heart smart and tasty. And although we love the meat, we have never had a trophy.

Someone that dad works with felt bad that our house did not have at least one deer head gracing a wall and gave dad one of his. (Jake and Luke had at one time 7 deerheads on their walls-Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid and Donder. Blitzen was the target deer in the back yard. It was only a coincidence that they had the same names as Santa's reindeer).

Now we have a deer head. I am so thrilled. I keep going in the bedroom where dad put it. I stare at it and do my little grunting at it. I am going to find a way to make it into my very own chew toy.

Mom is still sick, so her opinion on the deerhead has not yet been made known. But, mom remembers when she was a little girl, her pop-pop had a deer head mounted with the hooves. The hooves held the gun that shot the deer. Now that's irony.


Signs of Spring

March 9th 2010 10:09 am
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I think it's spring! The door is open to air out the house. The yard has crocuses(croci?) blooming. They are the first flower of spring. The robins are back. I have been chasing them. All the kids are outside playing. I have been chasing them, as well.

Mom is home from work today. A normally scheduled day off, even though she still is not feeling 100% perfect, she now feels like she will live. Dad is back to being sick. Mom told him he shouldn't drink after her, but he is a big burly man and didn't think a little germ would get him. I guess he was wrong.

Mom and dad went to see Big and Little play soccer this weekend. I was not allowed to go because it was indoor soccer. Mom has promised that I can go to the t-ball games. Mom says Big and Little both enjoy playing soccer. They both have their own styles. Little loves to move and during the break in the game he ran all around the gym like a puppy with the zoomies. Little would drive the ball all the way to the goal and right passed it and back up the field. He didn't care he was having fun. Big is a more conscientious player. He watches the coach. He watches his teammates. He watches the clock. He makes sure he gets taken out of the game a minute before each quarter is over so he can hold his ears and not hear the very harsh buzzer. I think that I would be a very great soccer player because I would always know where the ball is. Watching soccer made dad think of this joke. Why do so many kids play soccer? Because then they don't have to watch it. Just kidding. Anyway, soccer and t-ball and bike riding are just another sign of spring.

Little did try to wash mom's car yesterday. He was using a squirt gun and a paper towel. He tried and tried but that dirt just kept coming back together on the car. There is a line for the car wash at least a 20 minute wait. So getting the car washed must be another sign of spring.

Now mom is thinking about a bad sign of spring- Spring Cleaning! No mom don't do it. Remember you just got up from your sick bed. It's too pretty a day. You need to help me chase squirrels. Please don't get the vacuum out. Isn't there some sort of Law and Order on tv?


Pet Squirrel?

March 12th 2010 4:20 pm
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When I went for my walk this evening I ran into some neighbors. They were looking up in a tree and calling : "Here Holly" and making cheepy noises. I thought maybe their cat was stuck in the tree and I stopped to look, too. In the tree was a little house. It was bigger than a bird house. It was a squirrel house! Holly is my neighbor's pet squirrel! PET SQUIRREL! Who keeps a pet squirrel? I could just eat that squirrel for dinner! I found out that they keep rabbits and pheasants and even had a baby deer for a while. And they have more conventional pets, too. They do have a cat. He is always on a leash and he loves to go on car rides. But, he doesn't drive. He can drive, but he doesn't because cats are terrible drivers. (All animals know that-I'm not giving away any secrets.) They have a dog named Purdy. She has a bum leg and just hops. Purdy says when that squirrel comes out of the tree, it belongs to her. Not if I get there first!

I am almost to 1000 hits. Thanks to everyone who is helping me out!



March 13th 2010 6:59 pm
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It rained really really hard last night and most of today. There are puddles everywhere for me to splash in. But, I did not get to go play in the puddles all day because mom and dad went to the Showchoir competion. One of their godchildren was in the showchoir finals. He even had a little solo. The competion went on all day. Mom and dad heard three chiors. They were all good and mom and dad really enjoyed themselves. Plus the kids looked like they were having a great time. I don't know if their chior won or not. But I do know mom and dad were gone all day. I haven't met these people yet. They live far away and hardly get to visit. I think I would have liked to hear the singing because I like it when mom plays the piano and when dad plays the flute.

So while mom and dad were listening to a wonderful concert, I was stuck in the house watching the raindrops come down. Of course the miracle field is now a miracle pond. Tomorrow, I guess I will go puddlejumping.


New Trick

March 15th 2010 4:57 pm
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Last night there was a cat in my yard. I knew I needed to go out and protect my yard from all things cat but mom and dad were both asleep. How to wake them up? I tried walking all around the house, but that didn't work. I tried staring at them until they woke up, but they were snoring away. I tried jingling my collar. I snuffled and grunted. But nothing. Then I rang the bells on the door with my nose. As soon as I did, mom got up and let me out. Of course the cat was long gone, but I did not care. Mom was so happy that I rang the bells. She has been trying to teach me that trick since I came here. But, I would not ring the bells. I even went so far as to stare at the bells and shake my collar so it would sound like ringing, but that wasn't actually ringing the bells. I don't ring them very hard, just a little bump and if you don't listen carefully you will miss it. The only bad thing is that I did wake mom up. She is still sniffling from this cold so I think she didn't care that much. She was taking cold medicine so she went right back to sleep. Poor mom, sniff, sniff, sniff just like a puppy.


Daddy does Laundry

March 16th 2010 8:09 am
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If you have been reading my diary, you know that our laundry room has suffered during this cold, snowy winter. The washer froze and then it exploded taking the dryer out with it. So mom and dad have had to make the weekely trip to the laundry mat while they save their pennies for a new washer.

Mom likes it when dad goes with her because mom is a short woman and she needs someone tall to claim the big dryer on the top row. But, yesterday, mom's cold was soo bad that dad said he would go to the laundry mat by himself. I mean you really don't need two people to do the laundry, do you? And as an added bonus, dad promised to stop and get dinner on the way home.

When dad came home, mom said great! She would put the clothes away after we ate. Dad said: "Oh my gosh! I forgot to get food!" And he and I went on a road trip while mom put away the laundry.

So mom is putting away the clothes. She is looking for one shirt she has that she forgot to tell dad not to put in the dryer. If this shirt even hears the word dryer it shrinks up. But she couldn't find the shirt. In fact, she couldn't find any of the light color clothes! So when me and dad got home with the burgers mom asked if there were any clothes left in the car. NO! Dad left a whole load of clothes in the washer at the laundry mat! Silly daddy! Mom says no good deed goes unpunished.

But this reminded mom of an incident that happened when mom and dad were first married. Mom had some really cool shirts. These tops were so cool that now when tv shows flashback to the eighties, these shirts make an appearance. So mom was very fashionable and dad was doing the laundry. When he got home mom's cool shirts were gone. Dad said someone must of stolen them because they were so fashion forward. (although a part of mom sort of thought that dad might have "lost" them). Now mom thinks her cool 80's shirts are probably still stuck in the washer at the college laundry mat.

Oh-and one more thing: After dad had to do the laundry by himself he told mom: "Let's go out to Scratch and Dent this weekend see if they have a washer."


Old Fashioned Girl

March 18th 2010 9:16 am
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This morning I was playing outside, enjoying the nice Spring Weather when I found this great new toy. I brought it over to mom and she just laughed and laughed. She called it a stick. She threw it and I went after it and brought it back to mom. She threw it again. She said this was a game called "Fetch". She said that a long time ago doggies did not have baskets full of toys (like I do). They just found an old stick and would chase it. It is a great game and there are sticks all over my neighborhood. So now I am going to be an old fashioned girl and play fetch all day. Mom said if that is the case maybe she should give my big basket full of toys to the shelter. "NO! Mom! I love my loofa dog, and my snowman and all my half-eaten store bought sticks."

I hope everyone had a good St. Patrick's Day. Mom put me in 2 green bandanas. She said I looked fresh and springy. And I got a present from my neighbor George. He brough me a bag of flip chips. He is Huck's dad. Someone brought Huck the flip chips, but Huck is an older dog and not so much into chewing. I had the zoomies a lot yesterday and tried to get Huck and Mollie to run with me. I'll tell you, I just love being outside and now that I have discovered sticks I don't ever want to come back in the house again.


Chatty Puppy

March 19th 2010 1:36 pm
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Mom came home early this today. Big came home sick from school today, so Big's mama came home early and so my mama came home early. Anyway, it was a nice spring day and Mama and I were sitting outside. Then I saw a squirrel. It was right in my own yard! Right in my tree! I started to growl. Then that squirrel took off and I started to bark. Not a little burp or grunt or gruffle, but a deep, rich full bark, bark bark. Bark, bark, bark. BARK, BARK, BARK! BARK, BARK, BARK, BARK, BARK BARK, BARK BARK! I dare any squirrel to come into my yard. Mom couldn't believe how much I was barking. She did not know I was such a chatty puppy. the last time I barked this much, I was scaring away a bear from my pap's hunting cabin. Of course I did scare the squirrel away. And I barked at a strange garbage bag in the miracle field. And I annoyed the nieghbor who wanted to know what my problem was. (Mom just laughed and said: "Squirrel). The people who were walking up the road know not to walk in my yard or bother my mom. Now all that barking is making me thirsty. Arf, arf.



March 22nd 2010 2:13 pm
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OMD! OMD! You won't believe what mom had delivered to me this morning. A BOY! My very own boy. Ok it was Little, a boy I know and have played with before. But when he came this morning mom said:
" Lucky, you have to be Little's dog because he doesn't have a dog."
and then she said to Little: "Little, you have to be Lucky's boy because she doesn't have a boy."

We had so much fun. We rode bikes all morning long. (Well, he rode and I ran along side). We took two! 2! Dos! Walks. We ran around the yard in circles. Boys get the zoomies just like pups! We dug in the garden. We went to the burn pile. We visited George and Huck. We ate good boy /dog type food: lunchmeat, eggs, cheetos, bananas. And we did all that in the first hour!

The weather turned bad so we came inside and Little put on a big rock and roll concert. He played all of mom and dad's instruments. The piano, the keyboard, the electric guitar, the violin, the flute, the whistles, the maraccas. It was a big, loud rock and roll show.

Then mom and Little and I cleaned out the carport and the laundry room because I may have had a boy delivered today, but tomorrow mom is having a washer delivered.

Now I am exhausted. I don't know how all you pups that have boys actually living in your house do it everyday. I can't wait til next time Little comes to play.


New Changes to Dogster?!

March 23rd 2010 8:33 am
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You all have probably noticed the new changes to Dogster. Most pups I've talked to like the new wider pages and they have had some real good ideas implement. I am hoping they are still working on all the changes because right now Dorothy Dot Louise in Heaven's page is not showing up. Page can't be found. I know that mom wants me to be the active Dogster dog, but we still like to visit Dot's page and Dot does have friends that I don't have that mom likes to visit through the links on Dot's page. I have found some other pups whose pages got eaten up by the Dogster Dog as well. I'm hoping they get this problem solved soon, I know it's only been a few days since Dot's page has gone missing and they are working on the site. I would just hate for Dot's page to be lost forever. (If we had emoticons in the diary pages I would put a frowny face up. )

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