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OMD!!!

December 7th 2012 10:20 am
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OMD!! WOW!
What a surprise when growlmy saw me begging on the front of the Dogster page this morning!
My other page Freckles Specials , where I feature things related to my life, is featured as Dog of the Day!

Funny thing is, I haven't updated anything there for a long time...BOL!
Growlmy and I thanks all those who have set me gifts, messages, and comments. I even got some PPR's!
I will send out thank you's ...eventually, BOL!
Growlmy was hoping to help me strt sending out my cards today...before she went to work, but not sure if that will happen! Maybe fur sure you will have them in time fur next Christmas...BOL! BOL!
She hasn't even sent out human cards...and all the decorations are out of the closet, but still in boxes...Sigh...

OK...more woofs later!

 

Would You Like A Little Chrismas Greeting??

December 5th 2012 9:12 pm
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Thanks to all of you furs who have already sent me cards!
Its a lot of fun to hold you in my hands...um...paws! BOL!
And like so many others...I have way more than growlmy and pawppy...

I am inviting any of you furs who would like a little Christmas greeting from me and my furmily to send me a P-mail with your address. I have s few, but I think I should update the list.

Its just a little photo-collage print...but I thought it would be fun to share them in the mail.

Today was St Nicholas Day!

Growlmy's pawrents used to enjoy that fun day when they lived in Europe...The Netherlands...but when they came to Canada, they dropped it, because it wasn't celebrated on this side of the pond...they would put a carrot in their wooden shoe for the St's horse, and if they had been good, they would get a gift...or some coal if they had not been good...kind of like our Santa Claus...but if you had been really bad you might get carried off in the St's helper's bag...oh-oh! BOL!
There would be a gift exchange, and special songs and treats.
Then when it was Dec 25th, everyone had a nice and quiet holy day, to reflect on what the true meaning of Christmas really is.
Sometimes I hear growlmy thinking out loud that she thinks we would do well here, to return to such a time as those days...

Well...Happy St Nicholas Day...and soon: A Blessed Christmas to all!

 

Barkety - Invaders - Barkety-bark-woof!!

November 26th 2012 7:59 pm
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Oh, and howls too...at the sirens interrupting the peace this morning...
And there were two invading dudes here today.
They even dared to open the basement entryway...and then they came up the stairs. They set off the smoke alarm, too...that made me do even more barkety-barks!

Growlmy said she gave those dudes permission to do this invasion, it was planned. We needed to get a new water heater...oh-oh, I hope that doesn't mean I will be getting a *shhh* bath...Well they sure knew how to make a lot of noise.
I greeted them with some good Sir Lick-a-lot licks, too...they said it was OK, cause they had pups at their homes, too...I got one of them really good when he came up the stairs and I was standing there, at the top, waiting...BOL!

With a new softener, a new water heater, maybe I won't hear so much about the yellow clothing around here...there is a lot of iron in our water,, but that should make growlmy happy...we can be iron men...strong ou know, BOL!

Later my pawrents left me in charge for a while...and on their way down the road, they saw Peanut...he was loose again. No word yet from his peeps about coming here...but he keeps trying to push the board away from the gap in our fence gate...I cannot go through but Peanut can, he is about 2/3rds my size.
He wants to be ours, too, that is obvious...maybe another phone call...

And it is way too quiet here, despite my barky voice...boss-boy has gone back to college...

I guess you all noticed that Christmas has arrived on my page...what a silly small Santa cap growlmy used, BOL!

 

A Stinky Poopy Peanut

November 23rd 2012 10:32 am
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Yup, stinky and poopy...Peanut was running loose again, bothering the neighbors goat, who was also loose, BOL!
Growlmy & Pawppy say it is a zoo around here...
Anyways Mr Buster Brown Peanut had rolled in something only he knew what it was, but it was totally gross, stinky and likely some other critter's doo-doo...YUCK!
Hey, I didn't think it was that bad, BOL!

Growlmy asked pawppy if we should allow him entrance...more to relieve Prince of his taunting pest, but I think there was talk of maybe getting him to be my brofur!! OMD!!
He heard growlmy call him, and he came running over the first time!
So did Bandit who was also bothering his goat brofur...sheesh, it is a zoo!
Growlmy called Peanut's boss-lady...who apologized and said he gets off his chain...and then he crawls out of their fenced yard. She says she loves him, even though he is so naughty! Hmmm, but since she said she is disabled she can't just run out after him. Well she said she would talk to our neighbor, her husband, whether they should let him be our pup instead...we shall see..time will tell. He is 5 years old.

Well, today is the day of leftovers here, the turkey dinner was yummy, and I scored some tidbits of white meat. YUM!

Our warm weather is done fur, too...it is SNOWING! Big fluffy flakes!
Oh NO! I do not care fur snow,and I think pawppy will be scared of it, too, now that he is using a cane...
Oh, well...

I hope all my furry pals and their furmiies had a wonderfur and Happy Thanksgiving!
We in this furmily did NOT go and do any 'Black Friday' avaricious gathering in of so called bargains...not even going to look for puppy gifts, (or kitty ones)...sigh...growlmy says she didn't need/want anything, and she hates those huge crowds...and she needs her energy to go to work...leaves in a few minutes...I shall get boss boy and pawppy to pay me attentions, BOL!

 

Kicked Out Fur A Happy Thanksgiving!

November 20th 2012 7:16 pm
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Yup, You heard that correctly! Kicked out!

Growlmy went to her oncologist today, and since all was fine, and it has been a little over five years after her chemo junk, she has been 'demoted' to visiting this MD only once a year, now...that sounds scary, to be 'set free' as it were, but of course if she thought anything was amiss, they would see her right away!

Pawppy is doing well, and life is returning to a more normal/regular rhythm.

Hooray on all counts!

Growlmy & Pawppy left early this morning to drive the 50 miles to that MD, and then they stayed there afterwards to go shopping...which yielded nothing, tee-hee...growlmy says she is getting too old fur all the newer styles, BOL!
Then both of them went to a class to help them learn more things on their new confusers...growlmy said it was great, but by the time she got home most of the stuff she got taught was out of her head...she says her head is like a sieve, lately!

Anyways they both came home after they ate supper...and of course I was patiently waiting fur them, because it has been rather mild and nice outside...so I got to do yard guard duty...and bask in my heated back porch nest, going outside through my doggy door to bark at the varmints that dared to intrude, or the neighbors when they did all of their coming and going...
I have not seen Peanut/Buster Brown since Sunday. Hmmm...

Tomorrow, growlmy will be doing all of those things that peeps do to get ready for that big meal on Thursday, aka Thanksgiving...and later Pawppy will drive(!) the 90 miles to Ann Arbor to pick up Boss-boy and unfurbro, so they can spend Thanksgiving with me. Hooray!
Then after said feast, growlmy has to go to work...4 evenings in a row, the whole Thanksgiving weekend! OMD!
But she says its OK, she likes her work, and its kind of fun to be there and meet furmily members of her residents, and enjoy a lighter atmosphere. Sometimes on days like this, the administrative staff is there, too, to help out and to show their support.

So you may not hear a lot of my barks...but at any rate,

I do wish all of my pals and their furmilies a Furry Happy Thanksgiving!

Woofs & Gobbles!

 

Peanut Buster!

November 17th 2012 8:00 pm
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It is Indian Summer around here!
Growlmy got out that noisy thing that makes the grass shorter, and she decided to mulch the leaves into it...pawppy isn't allowed to do that kind of thing yet, though he does almost everyting else...normal life is slowly resuming around here...
The weather has been furry nice, and is forecast to stay this way until Thanksgiving...then rain...so growlmy didn't want to wait with this chore to have boss boy and unfurbro do it, because then the weather would give them an excuse...sigh...so she did it! A fun time fur me, I love to be outside with her.

Well, Jackson to the north was sitting in his yard watching us, and Bandit was on a leash with his furmily(!)...but then that little JRT came by and was playing fence games with us...so growlmy let him in. YES!
She was calling him Buster Brown, because his face is dark brown, and he has more dark brown patches over his body.
There is a tad of white at the end of his schnooter, and on the end of his tail...his legs are a lot shorter than mine, as is his tail...and his head is daintier, too, if you can say that about a boy pup, BOL!

Well, him and I had a ton of fun, running all around, romping, barking and marking all the fences and bushes with good doggy messages.
I also shadowed him as much as possible...because I was ...um...humping him at every chance...and he was dumb and didn't challenge my efforts, BOL! Growlmy was embarrased, because the neighbors got to see this silly side of me...she said I am a naughty pup with a one track mind...well I nevfur!

Anyways, when growlmy was done with that noisy mower, she put it away...and Buster Brown was following her like a shadow...watching her face and coming across the yard when she called him...she said I could learn some things from him...
She took a look at his tags, and appawrently his name is Peanut!
He has a current doggy license, and did not look underfed. I guess he just likes to roam and visit, but of course that isn't safe at all:(

(Growlmy did not have her camera to use as she was working in the yard, so there are no pics at all of this little dude...)

Eventually she had to put him out of the yard. He promptly went to see what the other neighbors were doing.

Then he decided that our yard was the best...and he managed to squeeze himself back in! BOL! So growlmy had to close up the gap in the gate and put him out again...he came back repeatedly to beg entrance...good grief, he thinks he belongs here, and he got no food or treats here, only my attentions,(!), and some kind words from growlmy...hopefully when it was dark he went back to his own pawlace...and we sure hope they learn to close off his exit spots, because that little pup is going to get hit by a car one of these days, OMD! That would be awfur. We are not in a position to have a second pup...but if those peeps who own him are not more vigilant they won't have a doggy either:(

Now that growlmy knows his name, she thinks Peanut is not furry distinguished, so she will call him Mr Peanut Buster, or Mr Buster Brown...

Tonight I am exhaustermated as growlmy told pawppy, BOL!
I have been plopped down in my nest all evening!!

 

I Had Company!!

November 13th 2012 6:46 pm
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Yesterday, I was minding my own business and taking nap...when I heard something...vaguely familiar...so I woofed a warning to growlmy, perked up my ears and jumped out of my nest...and yes-siree!
I knew it!
My Auntie was here, hooray!
That means...so I ran out the door, and went right to the gate, and there was her car...but...there was no Little Black Doggy:(
No doggy at all...sniff...so I went back inside and went to Auntie, and gave her some barks and woofs and even licks, begging her to produce Murphy fur me...but she said she couldn't do that; he didn't come along...OMD! No Murphy...good grief, I could smell him on her pants, and on her boxes and bags...so close, but so far...well, that meant that when Auntie produced a big doggy treat, it was all fur ME! So of course I furgave her then and there, BOL!
Later I did something silly, though only growlmy & Auntie thought t was silly, I thought it was clever...Minko got brave and was checking out Auntie who was sitting on the organ bench...and I decided I had to be up there too...so boing, there I was...'Woofs, Look at me, Growlmy see what I just did?!'
Well, I got shooed off of there in a big hurry, the nerve! And because I was excited as only a JRT can be, Pipo decided to come and swat me a few times...adding insult to injury...

Today, I got some more treats in honor of growlmy's birthday. Yummy! I wish she had more b-days, BOL! Though she says one per year is more than enough...

Then after a while Auntie had to go back home...but...lo and behold, the peeps 2 doors down have gotten another dog! Its a JRT, but his furmily must be as negligent about pups as my next door neighbors, he was running loose, just like Bandit does...OMD, growlmy is so worried that there may be an accident one of these days...sigh...
Those 2 pups and I had some fence games though, that was fun!

Well, growlmy got a gift that she didn't need...and she doesn't know where it came from either...she has a cold...coughing and barking, (BOL), feeling bum and sniffling all day long...she hopes that Auntie doesn't take it back with her...and that resting yet another day will get her fit enough to not have to miss any work time...or that EeeBeeVee will not decide its a good time to resurface! UGH!

 

Repairs...

November 2nd 2012 10:47 am
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Well, pawppy got an estimate to repair those pawprints...all of the twentyfive foot long trail of them...so now the insurance peeps will look at it and let us know if they approve...and the neighbors may gulp when we present them with the bill for our deductible...

Well, at least I can now run free again in my yard and there are long paths of clean concrete to hone my claws on...though I haven't tried that, BOL! I would much rather dig up the bare dirt beside the new walks, BOL! Then growlmy has to get out her broom to clean it up...and now of course there are plans to sod/seed or plant ground cover in those places...I wonder how they will keep me off of that in the spring?

Boss boy was trying to come home, but he wasn't able to do so on account of a big load of school assignments that were due shortly, so I shall have to wait until Thanksgiving to give him a lick. Sigh...I miss him so much! But I got to kiss the concrete dude who was here talking with pawppy this morning, he even rubbed my ears, he says he has dogs, too...Yeah!

Pawppy 'graduated' from PT this week, so he is making good progress!
He will make driving his next goal.

Well, now growlmy has to go to work...at least today pawppy is still at home...I shall beg him for a morsel when he makes his supper!

 

Pawppy is OH-SOOOOO-Angry:(

October 29th 2012 5:47 pm
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And so is Growlmy, actually.
The men that have spent hours of labor and hard work here over the past week or so, had just left after completing the final pour and smoothing out of the driveway. It looked wonderful. I had to stay on a leash, because the gates were open, and the concrete is still soft and wet.

Pawppy got into his car and was getting it out of the yard and onto the outside part of our yard that isn't fenced, because it is county property...his car had been in the yard since his surgery...and he hopes to be able to use it in due time, but since all the heavy trucks are gone for now, and we are going to get a lot of rain, he wanted it out of the yard again...whatevfur!

Anyways, growlmy had me on the leash, doing what I needed to do, and pawppy was getting out of his car...suddenly there was Bandit, the neighbor's dog. OMD! ACK:(
He saw us and wanted to come and visit...furry BAD timing.

He was supposed to be under the scrutiny of his furmily and on leash, the neighbors knew what we were doing to our driveway...Bandit ran right over that pristine and fresh concrete, leaving a whole trail of paw imprints, UGH!

Pawppy about had a heart attack, he was so upset.

The concrete dudes were summoned back, but they said since there was a coating on the surface, they could not do anything at this time, it has to wait until it hardens, then they have to cut out those areas and redo them...OMD, it wasn't even an hour old...
They suggested that pictures be made of the damage and that it be submitted to our insurance...yikes!
So Pawppy went out and got some pics...

Then later the peeps from next door came and apologized, but that may be nice, and the right thing to do, but it doesn't fix the issue...sigh...

And we worked so diligently to keep ME off of it, if it wasn't so bad it might actually be funny:(


Well, I was upset, too....last night, my big kitties, The Detroit Tigers, lost the World Series...they never even got to feel the joy of winning one game...sigh...sniff...
Congrats to those Giants...I know their fans are furry happy indeed.

We are also worried about so many of our furry furends in Dogsterland, (and Catsterland), as they are being negatively affected by this monstrosity of a storm called Sandy. What a tame name fur such a bad witchy storm.
We are getting a lot of strong winds, and rain and maybe some snow later. My auntie and some furends in Ontario are getting buckets and buckets of rain. Way too much.

Stay warm and dry and SAFE, evfurryone!

 

Dirt, Noise and Invaders!

October 23rd 2012 7:33 pm
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Today, growlmy drove pawppy to his office. Wow, were they happy to see him!
And he said his desk was overloaded...sigh...
He hopes to go there 2 or 3 days a week, as growlmy's schedule allows. He could go in evfurry day, but if growlmy is working there is no one there who comes out this way...he really is itching to drive...soon enough!

This morning there was a different routine, and I was shut up into the house instead of being allowed to have yard-guard duty. I wasn't to happy, in fact growlmy said I looked confused, because it wasn't raining or cold...

Then it started.
A whole convoy of trucks, men and noisy equipment came into my yard, they even left all the gates wide open...OMD, I could have had a lot of fun!
Those dudes dug up the stairs to the front porch, yanked up a lot of dirt and sod, and made a lot of noise in the process. I was only able to bark through the window at them...and give them a piece of my mind, but I couldn't do inspections or help with the digging...didn't they know digging is one of my best talents??

Well, they laid some flexible wooden forms, some wooden steps and then dumped in tons of sand!
Oh My - Sand...the best stuff fur digging!

Growlmy said these guys, about 8 of them, are coming back a lot more, to swarm over our driveway and yard, to pour concrete sidewalk and driveway, and replace old steps. They also are going to build a patio at the back.
I may not be able to run free for days and days...ACK!

Today when I finally got to go out, I had to be on a leash...in my own fenced yard...go figure...sigh...well, eventually it should be nice again, at least that is what growlmy & Pawppy say.

I wonder if any dirt piles will be left for my personal digging needs.

I don't think I shall be able to dig on/in the concrete, though maybe then I won't need growlmy's manicure services...BOL!

When I had to go back inside I went crazy and did lots of zooming all around the dining room table...that was my letting go of pent up JRT energy!

Tomorrow there may be noise n the house, too...some other dude is going to invade the cellar to replace the water softener...sheesh, didn't those guys outside make enough mess, and now this too...and later growlmy & Pawppy may make their own noises as they watch the first game of the world series...between the Detroit Tigers and the SF Giants.
Even though they are cats, I think this pup will root fur the TIgers!

Woofs to all!

 
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