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Summer Catch-up Barking

August 4th 2013 12:19 pm
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Hi Pals,
It's been forever since either of us had a chance to bark. Mum got a new one of those job things. The first week or two were great, she left later in the morning and got home earlier. Then she said it got "busy". That meant she still left somewhat later but got home at the old time or later. And to add to that imposition on our new schedule, she had to do the work thing a few hours here at home on the weekends. That never happened at the "old" job. But she says she likes this work better, it's closer to home, more treat money and makes her use her brain again. She had the old job down so well she had time to take our dictation and put our thoughts down fur all to read. So we have had to wait, and wait and wait. It finally has slowed down. Today we get to bark or I will get to bark. Hammy, His Honor, will get the next opportunity.

I guess I had better go back to Spring to bring you all up to date. My first Mom had gotten a new job and was going to move about 45 minutes away. The commute to that job was just too far from our house. I was very sad. I had lost her once fur 2 years and now she was going to leave me again. I would still have Mum & Hammy but it's especially nice when the thunder boomers hit to have 2 peeps so each have someone to cuddle. Can't have them scared and shaking after all. But her new job wasn't working out. (I think she just couldn't stand the thought of leaving us.) So she left and came home. That same day in early May Mum heard from the place she had interviewed at 3 weeks before. They offered her the job. Mum gave notice 2 days later and her old job asked her to reconsider. But the way she sees it, If I get to the point of looking, something isn't right and why would I stay knowing that isn't going to change. So she said no and they let her go that day. We had a week + 2 days together before she started the new job early. Meanwhile my first Mom has been looking for work. She has been home with us fur a few of months now. The job market is starting to open up here and she has interviews scheduled for this coming week. Plus the place she left in April wants her back, but that is just contractor work and she really wants a fulltime "real" job. So we will see. That's all the peep news.

Hammy & I have been enjoying having a fulltime door person to let us come & go to the yard and dispense treats on our return. The weather this summer has been unusual. Way too wet and often too hot. This is the wettest summer on record for the Philadelphia area and it's only August 4th. We have the rest of this month to go. So having a door person has been very important. Neither of us are fond of getting soaking wet for privacy please, Though I am much more stoic about it.

There are a lot of new pups in our neighborhood this summer. Some of their peeps are not good about picking up after them. That has caused some of the neighbors that don't have pups to ask Mum to make sure she is picking up after us. Which she always does. There are even some signs on lawns asking you to not even let your dog even pause to sniff. Doesn't seem fair that these new pup people ruin it fur all of us.

We got new harnesses this past week. They are Gooby Freedom Harnesses. Mine is light blue and Hammy's is green. He was to have the blue one fur a change, but the green one is a little smaller and it fits him better than me. So I'm still in blue. They are nice and make Mum feel more confident we can't wiggle out of them. I have done that a total of 3 times.

All the wet weather has made fur a bad allergy season fur Hammy. Mum resorted to putting him in pajamas to keep him from scratching and chewing on his legs. So we call him Hammy Jammy now, BOL.

Bark at you again soon!

Barked by: Scooter (Psst on the left) (Dogster Member)

August 4th 2013 at 1:40 pm

Hammy Jammy! BOLBOLBOLBOL!!!!

Sounds like a busy summer you are having.
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

August 4th 2013 at 1:49 pm

Your summer is as full of stuff to bark about as mine is! Maybe more so, BOL!
Ham with Jam sounds yummy...tee-hee...
Hope his itchies go away.

My unfurbro and growlmy can't wait fur the middle of this month when it usually is the time for their allergic troubles to begin in earnest. YUCK...achoo! (Actually they wish August wasn't, BOL!)

At least we have been having mostly nice days:)
Barked by: Misty (Psst on the right) (Dogster Member)

August 4th 2013 at 2:35 pm

Oh you poor pupses and all the rain in the summer. Meanwhile in Seattle we went 35 days w/o any rain and then it only sprinkled one morning. Weird weather all over the place.
Barked by: Fizzy (Dogster Member)

August 4th 2013 at 3:06 pm

Good to hear from you pups!! Lots of rain here, too. Yuck.
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

August 5th 2013 at 12:46 am

Sorry bout Hammy's allergies - dey suck.


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