December 7th 2012 12:53 pm
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Hello Dogster Pals! I am finally back from my Holiday Road Trip Extravaganza! Actually, I have been back for about a week, but I've had so much fun it's taken me a week to recover.
I went on so many car rides in so many different cars, it was like a dream come true.
I started out on Wednesday in our own car to go to Morgantown to see our friends there. We had a vegetarian Thanksgiving. It was lots of veggies. I was glad mom brought my own dogfood. (made with meat).But, it was fun because our Morgantown friends have kids so I got to hang out with teenagers. I even found some Easter Decorations in the room we were staying in. There were stuffed ducks so I took one. Shhh! Don't tell that I took the toy. I just picked it up and put it in the car when we left on Thursday to go to Grandma's.
Yes! Our next stop was grandma's on Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner. I got to visit with my favorite uncle A and uncle D as well, but none of my Aunties were there. I hope they feel better soon. Grandma made a traditional thanksgiving dinner. I didn't even have to unpack the dogfood.
On Friday it was another car ride to Maw-maw and pap's. I got to visit a little bit with Maw-maw and CoCo the dog. But then it was time to say goodbye to Mom! and to Maw-maw. Me and dad and Pap were going for another car ride! In a truck! to the Mountains! To go Deer Hunting! to Chase Bears Away! HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY!
At the hunting cabin, I got to see lots of uncles and cousins and old friends. I got to eat good food because my dad is not a hunter, he is the cook. We took long walks in the state park on the day before hunting season. I smelled lots of animals but I didn't see any bears this year.
We were supposed to stay until Wednesday, but the person who was going to take us to our next stop, Uncle A's house, was not feeling well, so I got to go on another truck ride on Monday to visit Uncle A. Boy was he surprised when we showed up 2 days early.
Uncle lives in a big huge house with lots of doors and offices downstairs. I got to meet lots of people and be the official office greeter. I had lots of fun at uncle's house. I got to meet some city dogs.
Then I got to go in Uncle's car back to grandma's house. I love hanging out with grandma and I helped her wash dad's clothes. (Mom gave dad strict orders not to come home with dirty clothes).
I got to ride in Grandpa's car back to Morgantown. He was surprised at what a good car rider I was.
Once in Morgantown it was back to the Vegetarians' house. They did not notice the missing stuffed ducky.(So I got away with the crime. I am a master criminal).
On Sunday, I got to ride in the vegetarian van back to my home sweet home. And to see my mom! See all this time I was traveling and having a great time, mom was back home working. I felt bad that we did not get to spend some quality girl time together, but I heard that dad has to go "corporate" next week for a business meeting/Christmas party and only service dogs are allowed. So I think I'll spend some quality time with mom.
Meanwhile, I have to go out and pee on everything in my neighborhood now and let all the doggies know I am back so they better watch out.
Six different Vehicles. Five different houses. What an adventure.
November 20th 2012 12:15 pm
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Well,pups it is time for my annual vacation to the North. Or as dad likes to call it THE GRAND TOUR! We go every year on Thanksgiving week from our house in St. Albans, WV to Pap's hunting cabin in Sheffield PA and we stop at every body's house along the way. We are leaving here tomorrow morning. And we are making our first stop in Morgantown-home of WVU where mom and dad met and fell in love. We will be visiting mom and dad's oldest college friends. They were each other's Maids of Honor. Mom and Dad are the godparents to their 3 wonderful children. So we are having our first Thanksgiving meal with them. Even though they are vegitarians, they promise us meat eaters we won't be able to tell the difference between real turkey and faux turkey. Mom says she believe it when she eats it. (Mom is the opposite of a vegan. Meat, meat and more meat).
Then on Thanksgiving day, we are heading to Uniontown, Pa to see my Grandma and grandpa and my uncles and aunts. Yes, this is the same grandma who visited us last week. We will have traditional thanksgiving dinner. It should be good.
On Friday we will be heading up to Beaver, Pa (outside of Pittsburgh) to see Maw-maw and Pap and more uncles, aunts and cousins. I don't think we are going to get any turkey there because Maw-maw said she wasn't cooking she was going to the thanksgiving buffet at the senior center.
Friday is when my family will split up. Me and dad and Pap and Uncle Jeff will head up to the hunting cabin. Me and dad will do some cooking while everyone else hunts for deer. The first year I ever went hunting, I barked a bear away. I am so brave. No one ever gets any deer there. I think they just go up to drink and play cards. We will stay up there until Wednesday and then me and dad are going to go to Uncle's house in New Kensington PA. Then on Thursday me and dad and Uncle are going to grandma's house again.
Sunday(or maybe Saturday) mom is going to come to grandma's and pick us up. Mom has to work the week that we are hunting so after we go to the hunting cabin, mom is going back to St. Albans where she will have a week to herself.
I will miss mom but I think I will be having too much fun to worry about it. Mom is looking forward to her week alone because: "maybe I can get some work done." What does that mean mom?
Of course I will miss all of my dogster pals so I hope everyone has a great thanksgiving and can find one thing in their lives they are truly glad they have. For example, I am glad I have a great house and mom and dad are glad they have a great dog.
November 17th 2012 12:13 pm
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I had a wonderful visit with grandma and uncle. Since mom and dad had to work all week, I had to be the perfect hostess. I made sure how much I enjoyed her good food by making sure I ate all the breakfast and lunch and dinner foods she cooked me(yum bacon and eggs every morning.drool.....)I showed uncle all the sights and sounds of the neighborhood by going on many car rides because we had to switch positions of the cars every night. I guarded all of grandma and uncle's possessions when they went to the casino every day. They knew they could trust me.
There was only one thing not so great. I always sleep on grandma's bed. I don't know why mom and dad call it grandma's bed when it is really MY bed. But, when grandma was here and she would go to bed, she shut the door to my room and I couldn't sleep on MY Bed. I slept with uncle for a while but there wasn't a lot of room to get up and down on his bed. (Plus it sometimes made strange, vacuum like noises-mom said it was an air mattress and uncle was blowing it up. I'm not dumb I'm not going to sleep on a bed-shaped vacuum.) I have my own honest to goodness dog bed, but mom had moved it when she was getting the house ready for it and I don't know where she put it. So I didnt' have any place to sleep while grandma was here, except on any couch in the house or on the fluffy rug in the bathroom, or with mom and dad. But no I just laid so pitfully in front of grandma's room waiting for her to get up to go to the bathroom so that I could jump in MY er her bed.
Grandma and Uncle left on Friday. I thought I would be lonely but guess who came to visit me today? Big and Little! They were missing me and mom and decided to come to visit for a few hours. Of course the Fireband got together. I think they are working on the Christmas Album because Little can play 3 Christmas songs almost(Joy to the World, Deck the Halls and half of Rudolph). Mom is helping him learn. They went out to lunch. They didn't take me but mom brought me the leftovers. They went to Tim Hortons and I had a grilled cheese panini. Mom also had a bag of something sweet smelling for breakfast.
Oh dad went on a business trip. He is at Stonewall Jackson State Park. It is a very swanky resort. I know dogs are allowed there, but I was not invited this time. So it's me and mom on our own having a girls weekend. But, I don't know how much fun it will be because mom is coughing up a lung especially after her meds start to wear off.
I hope she is better for thanksgiving.
Well that's all the news for this week. Have a great weekend.
November 11th 2012 12:51 pm
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First, I think that is what I am going to change the name of my diary too, the weekly update. Because I usually end up only writing once a week and because many of my family far away read my diary to find out what's going on with my people.
And now that mom is working all the time, I realize that she isn't the Meanest Mom in the World only the second or third meanest mom. I get sort of lonely without her so on her day off I am pretty much up her butt. (But I still won't sleep in bed with her and dad. I am sorry but they are HUGE bedhogs and I know they will roll over and crush me. Plus you know we doggies like to stretch out.)
We still haven't found out who my look-a-like twin is, but someone called the dog catcher on ME! They said there was a dog with mange running loose all over the neighborhood. I do not have Mange. But I do have alergies. I have to take all kinds of medicine and take a bath twice a week in special shampoo. Dad was able to show the dog catcher my diagnosis from the vet and mom was able to prove that I was in the house when that other dog was causing trouble.
This weekend, mom and dad have been super super busy. They have been cleaning machines. I said:" Hey why are you cleaning when you could be playing with me?" It has been a good weekend in the 70's! and mom and dad are wasting all this good weather cleaning? What is up with that?
Well, it turns out-GRANDMA is coming! Yes,my best gradma who always makes me breakfast! She and uncle are coming to visit starting today! Mom cleaned all of the rooms but the kitchen. Dad said he would take care of that. But it is almost 4:00 and dad is reading the paper. Plus, even though mom bleached out the bathroom yesterday so it sparkled, dad gave me a bath today so the bathroom is sparkly no longer.
But, mom says she is done and she might go see Big and Little play basketball in a little bit.(that way she doesn't have to watch dad clean. Mom and dad have been married for a long time and one of the reasons is they don't watch each other clean-it gets on each others nerves and they both have a "better" way to do it.-Mom and dad realize, it doesn't matter how it gets done as long as it gets done. And you don't have to see it getting done.-Hmmm. Maybe I should call this relationship advice.)
Well that's the news. See you next week.
November 6th 2012 6:52 pm
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I go for a walk every day. We live in the country and there is no leash law, so many doggies are out running around and playing with their people, but I am the only dog in my neighborhood who goes for a walk with my people (at least my mom) every day. It doesn't matter what the weather is, it doesn't matter what time it is, my mom makes sure I go for a walk every day.
Mom takes me for a walk because she knows I like to know what's going on all over the neighborhood. This walk isn't a walk primarily for doing "business", because I do my business in the big field where every animal goes.
But, of course, since I am the only dog that walks every day, mom does get complaints. Anytime someone finds poop(pardon my language) they think it's me. Anytime a cat gets chased, I am blamed. Garbage cans get knocked over, it must be me. Mom just listens politely and says ok and walks on. She figures that people who don't like dogs can't tell one dog from another.
Well, tonight, mom was outside busting up sticks. (She is teaching The Three Little Pigs and needs building materials.) She heard a rustle and looked up. Out of the nieghbor's yard ran a Golden. Just like me. Mom said: "Lucky, I didn't know you came outside with me!" But, I didn't. I was sleeping in grandma's bed. I heard mom call out: "Lucky, come here." So I got up and found mom outside. She realized the Golden running up the road was not me.
Now mom is trying to figure out who it is. There are three Goldens in our nieghborhood: me, Flash and Polar. I was sleeping in Grandma's bed. Polar is super old and mom doubts he would have the speed that this doggie had. And Flash even when he is out of his fence doesn't go out of his yard. So who is this other doggie that I am taking the rap for? And as to why mom couldn't tell that other doggie wasn't me...Well, she said she had an eye appointment today and the drops made her vision blurry. Yeah, that's the ticket.
November 3rd 2012 6:19 pm
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We had trick-or-treat night on Thursday. There is no way West Virginia would have trick-or-treat night on a Wednesday(because of church) and they won't have it on Friday(because of Football) so we had it on Thursday. (Mom says that it was a Holy Day on Thursday so maybe all the Catholics went to church in the morning?)Trick-or treat was orginially scheduled for Tuesday but they postponed it because of the storm.
We live in a valley and all we got was rain, rain and more rain. We didn't loose power and we are ok. However their are places in WV that have at least 2 feet of snow and the people there need help and prayers.
But to get back to trick or treat. Dorothy in heaven loved trick-or treat night. She loved to get dressed up in whatever strange costume mom would pick out for for her. She loved greeting all the children. She loved going to the nieghbors' houses to get a treat. It was her favortive October Holiday.
I was a little hesitant. The first time mom dressed me up I was not sure about it at all. I was shy and didn't want people to pet me. I was a good girl and knew not to go in the neighbors yard.
The Second year I was a little better. Mom got me an easier costume(devil ears and a stick I could carry). I knew some of the kids so I didn't mind them so much. And I learned where it was ok to visit and where it wasn't.
This year was fun. I dressed up like a bumble bee. It is not a costume I would pick out but it was warm and mom assured me that many people are afraid of bees. I know all the kids in the neighborhood now and they all let me trick-or-treat with them for a little bit. I went to everyhouse with a light on and mom took my treats. When I got home she showed me my loot-a whole bag of puppy treats. (My mom is magic. She turned chocolate into dog treats.)
Of course, there are pictures, but mom said she would post them later. OH guess what the best costume was we saw that night. Hold on to your hats, pups cause when you hear you will want to move into our neighborhood. BACON!!!!!!!That's right. Some kid was dressed like bacon. I'm going to find out where he lives.
So Happy Trick-or-Treat!
October 26th 2012 12:32 pm
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I am a diary pick today! Hooray! I am so glad that something good happened today because I have been having bad luck all day. Here's why.
Mom stayed home from work today, which I thought would be a good thing but she said she wanted to clean the house. Now, why would you want to clean the house when you COULD be playing with one of the best doggies in the world.
Suddenly who comes bounding in the door, but Reece! Yes that's right, Reece the crazy pup. Mom said that she needed a refresher course on manners and I would have to teach her to be a good dog. Mom, why would I want to teach a crazy dog anything? Of course mom doesn't believe that Reece is crazy, but I have proof.
Mom was vacuuming. Every pup knows the vacuum is evil. Our new one(yes,we got a new one) even has a picture of a devil on it. So it is evil. I did what any sensible dog does. I went to the back bedroom and took a nap under the bed(it's nice and cool and shady-I wasn't afraid I was just soooo sleepy). Crazy Reece followed mom and the sweeper all over the living room. Then Crazy Reece found a ball. She would roll it right up to the sweeper (mom was using the wand) and it would get stuck on the wand and mom would pull it off and roll it to Reece. So not only did Reece like the sweeper, she thought it was a big toy. And mom wants me to teach her some manners. -Hey Mom! when you see crazy coming, you should cross the street. Crazy Reece.
October 24th 2012 6:58 pm
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it's my gotcha day today! HOORAY! Thank you everyone for all the cakes and hats and gemstones. Thank you so much!
For my Gotcha day today I got to run around like a crazy dog when I went on my walk. I got to chase squirrels and cats and Bubba Brownie came to play so I chased him, too.
Dad made me a cheeseburger. It was so delicious. Mom brushed me 100 strokes. She says that is an old beauty secret to make your hair (or fur) nice and shiny.
The best present came from my friend Roger! He gave me a dog bed. It is nice and comfy and big. Usually I sleep in grandma's bed or on one of the many couches in the house. I am also know to pull all the rugs around the house til they make a nice big lumpy nest. And when it is hot out the bathroom floor is nice and cool. Mom would really like me to sleep in bed with her and dad, but they take up too much room, I can barely stretch out. So I have all these places to sleep, but I don't have my own bed.
It is pretty big, so mom put it in the piano room. That way I can lay on my nice bed while mom plays TV and MOVIE ThEME SONGS FROM THE 1960'S.
So thank you everyone for remembering my day. I know my wishes are coming true.
October 20th 2012 5:13 pm
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Well, we finally got some new neighbors. It wasn't that lady who really likes doggies and came to see me a few times. This is a young family. There is a mother and a father and 3 children who are not school age yet. Maybe there is only 2 kids, I'm not sure, the kids are hardly ever outside. And they have a dog! His name is Butter and he looks almost like my friend Reece! Only Reece is a girl and she is Huge! (She is bigger than me). Butter is not used to suburban living so he runs around like a crazy pup! We chase each other and Mom has made sure the new nieghbors know that Butter is always welcome in our yard. Butter is a lot of fun, but he is no Bubba Brownie. (Bubba Brownie is still my true love).
October 17th 2012 7:02 pm
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Or so I thought....
This summer, a really cute brown dog showed up in our neighborhood. He seemed well taken care of, but he had no collar or tags or chip. He sort of adopted the boys who live up the street. The boys tried to find this dog's owner, but no owner ever was located.(Mom thinks he may have been dropped off in this neighborhood which is sad and bad). But, he found some boys to take care of him. The boys named him Bubba. Or Brownie. It depends on which boy you talk to.
I often play with these boys when they are outside. I like to run with them when they ride their bikes. I also enjoy playing ball with them. So, I guess it would be envitable that me and Bubba Brownie would start hanging out together.
Ok, I really like Bubba Brownie. To me, he is the perfect doggie. Everytime I see him, I ask to go outside. One day, he had a hurt paw and I licked it until it felt better. We always are running around together, chasing things and just having a good time. I just didn't think anyone knew how much Bubba Brownie and I liked each other.
Today I was walking with mom when who did I see down the road. You guessed it-Bubba Brownie! I ran down the road and he ran up the road so we could meet in the middle. Bubba Brownie's boys were outside, too.
The first boy said to mom: "You know that Lucky and Bubba....
Other boy: "Brownie-His name is Brownie"
first Boy: "You know that BUBBA and Lucky are dating."
Mom: "Oh Yes. Lucky always makes sure she is outside when your dog is around. I think she likes him alot."
What! This was suppose to be a secret romance. How did everyone find out who I liked? Well, now that the secret is out, I don't care who knows.
I like Bubba Brownie.
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