November 5th 2011 10:55 am
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So October was nice weather if you ask me and not Missy, it was in the high 70s to low 80s so we didn't need the air but, I could still sit outside and feel the sun shining on me. Now that it is November it got cold, curse you cold. When it gets cold it gets wet outside too and I don't care for the rain. I run out do my thing and then back inside where it is warmer. I want to cuddle with my peeps and stay warm. I refuse to wear the jackets and sweaters Mom bought me, I hate them and look silly in them. I don't get how Missy likes wearing them and why she parades around when dressed up. We are polar opposites and it shows right now.
On top of it cold weather makes me feel sick. Right now my tummy hurts and I am really gassy. I mean clear the room gas right now, which means less cuddling if I am running them off with my farts and that makes me sad. Thankfully Mom will grin it and bear it and stay with me even though I make the room smell like hot dogs. She said if I don't start feeling better I will have to go visit the vet and as much as I love him. Visiting him this time of the year brings back horrible memories. We found out I had cancer in late November/early December, so it's been almost a year since Mom found out. Thankfully my status hasn't changed but, my luck if it is going to it will during this time of the year.
Mom says I have some odd quirks too. I hate the cold but, won't wear the clothes and when we cuddle I refuse to do so under the blankets. I panic when I am under the blankets and she can't understand why. So she just holds me while I sleep on top of the covers. Thankfully Mom, knows my quirks and tries to understand them and works with me. I am thankful for central heat, that is for sure.
October 28th 2011 2:48 pm
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The almonds and walnuts cannot be harvested fast enough around here! I cannot stand the dirt and pollen being thrown around because, of these trees. Seriously they are making not just me but, Mommy and Daddy sick too. Daddy and I more so then Mommy but, still so not cool.
I have to take a benadryl everyday until they are done and I really don't like being sleeping. Especially since Missy has found her fall and winter fun time energy and is constantly smacking me in the head with her big ole' feet.
How long does it take to shake some trees, rake the nuts and then use a machine to put them into big trucks? It has been over a month and a half now and it looks like they are only a little over halfway done.
I won't lie I want it to rain so all the nut farmers can say "Oh no our nuts are ruined cause they got wet!" Like the do every year because, they slack off on harvesting them.
Okay I am done with that rant for now, sorry nut farmers it was the benadryl talking. I think it is time for a nap now, Mommy promised she would join me for the nap.
October 20th 2011 2:33 pm
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I have to go to the shop tomorrow for a bath all because, Mom has to bathe Missy so that Missy is clean for Saturday's costume party at Petsmart. How is it fair that I have to go get a bath just because, Missy is getting a bath? It's not, there is no way it is fair. I know, I know life isn't fair but, she could try to make it slightly better for me.
Now I'm not saying I don't love my Mommy or how feel when I am all cleaned up but, I wouldn't mind having a day of Missy free sleep is all. I love Missy but, she is a bed hog, she is loud, she eats a lot and when she wants to play she smacks me with her big ole' feet. I enjoy my Missy free moments, I guess I know how Mommy feels with Aunt Chrissy now. Little sisters can be pains in the butts.
Mommy better be lucky I love her because I know tomorrow morning when it is time to go I will put on my happy face and trot out the door with her, Grandma, Dad and Missy. I will put up with the bath, the nails being filed, the five minute decision on whether or not she wants to paint my nails or not and then the ear cleaning and brushing, I will do it all with a smile on my face because, I love my Mommy. The whole time I am doing it though I am going to be swearing at the cats because, they are at home in bed without Missy enjoying themselves.
October 17th 2011 2:30 pm
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Okay so we get Dogster is still having some flea and tick problems but, now I am thinking they should go see a vet because they must have worms and ear mites now too.
Missy and I seriously can't read any of the diaries today. Which is frustrating us and Mommy because, we enjoy reading them. Mommy could deal with constantly being logged out and having to log back in over and over again but, not reading the diaries is a serious party foul.
Dogster please go to a vet and get on a flea and tick program. Thank you M&M and family.
September 24th 2011 1:53 pm
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So as Missy's loud mouth has probably already posted we had a creepy guy in the house last night. Yes she was really the only one who warned everyone and they all ignored her. Yes I did stay in bed and not make a sound but, I feel I should explain as to why I did that.
I didn't move or make a sound so that if the guy did decide to come up here and pull a fast one I wouldn't have been detected like the loud mouth Missy was. I won't lie I also didn't hear him until Missy told me but, I have little ears and she has big ears. So of course she is going to hear things I don't hear. Also I listen to Mom and Dad when they say go to bed and sleep, so I was following a direct order.
I would have defended my family if they would have let us downstairs. I would have been right with Missy telling him to leave and never come back. I just take the silent approach to things like that while she takes the vocal approach. I swear I am not a bad guard dog.
September 16th 2011 6:14 pm
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So I thought I would give everyone an update on how things are going for me. The low dose steroids are working for me amazingly which makes Mom happy and when Mom is happy I am happy. Though the steroids are making me slightly porky. I am now getting green beans for treats because, Dad thinks I am getting too fat. Today my treats will be green beans and plain yogurt because, Missy needs the yogurt and she always shares. The one positive of having Missy as my sibling is she is a slob when eating so automatically she shares.
The downfall is two days ago I got a bath and when Mom was doing an inspection of me she found a lump on my winky dink. She is hoping it is just a pimple or in-grown hair because, she does not think the vet could remove this lump if it gets any bigger. When she found it she called me her Lumpy Baby...not a nickname I am too proud of. So our fingers and paws are crossed that it is nothing.
August 15th 2011 10:44 pm
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So I put a diary entry when Dogster was having issues and it didn't post so I will give you the short version. Mommy took me to the vet about my allergies and he and Mommy decided we were going to do the shot again and then start me on a low dose steroid when the shot wears off.
Well my shot has worn off and tomorrow I start my pills. Mommy is hoping they work out because, if they don't that means I will have to get steroid shots as well as be on the pills and she doesn't want to do that. So for the next seven days I will be on the pills twice a day and then after that it is one pill a day for seven more days and my final trial is one pill every other day until they are gone.
If it works I go in for a shot again and more pills, at least until allergy season is over. Which for me can't come soon enough.
On a positive note Grandma Molly and Great Grandma Goldie are coming to see Missy and I this weekend which means we get to have a bath before they come because Mommy says a Groomer can't have a dirty dog in front of public eyes. Thanks Mom for ruining all of my fun.
June 21st 2011 5:03 pm
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So today was bath day for Missy and I, which I am okay with. Mommy got us in our jewelry and told Dad she would load us in the car and wait for him. Mommy had both Missy and I on our leashes and started out with her purse and two bags. Missy just trotted along nicely with Mom while I was all excited and happy. Dad finds that behavior to be charming Mom not so much. We get to the car she tells us to sit so she can unlock the door, goody two shoes Missy does just that and stares at Mommy with happy eyes. I however see a truck coming and run around Mommy's leg three times. She opened the door the truck drove by while she was trying to get untangled and I jumped into the car taking Mommy down. All the while Missy stays in her sit and just looks at me and Mommy with her mouth wide open. Mommy praises Missy and tells her to load and she does being a goody two shoes and all.
Now I just want to clarify that I didn't trip Mommy on purpose. I was just super excited to get to go with her and Daddy that I forgot my manners. Mommy was sore and slightly upset with me but, kissed me on the nose anyways and said "Never again got it?" I got it I swear. Well we got to the shop and Mommy being sore didn't take us out of the car Daddy did. Mommy walked ahead to unlock the shop door because Grandma getting stung by a wasp made us late. I again got carried away and panicked because Mommy was leaving me so I ran super fast and got wrapped around her again. She didn't fall this time she just stopped and looked at me and then at Daddy. Daddy said "We are getting the stink eye Boo I need to keep you closer."
We got in Dad took us to the back and put us in a kennel. Mommy checked in her English Cocker Spaniel and then got to work. Well after the dogs were done it was our turn. Missy got to go first always does cause Mommy has to do more to her. Then came me, I did great for the bath with Daddy. He then put me on Mommy's table where Mommy did my nails and said "You know what Boo Boo? Your punishment for tripping Mommy is painted nails."
Daddy and I gave her a crazy look of shock and Mommy pulled out Lime Green nail polish and started painting my nails. Daddy looked at me and said "Well dude you know not to trip her again." I gave him the saddest look I could muster and Mommy said "Not working Boo Boo Bear. Not this time." So now I have Lime Green nails.
My lesson was learned. Follow Mommy's rules or next time the nails will be pink.
May 25th 2011 8:36 pm
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Okay so today I was downstairs with Mommy, Daddy, Missy, Aunt Chrissy, Grandma and the Terrors I was minding my own business like I always do. Trying to be Mr. Cute and Friendly cause that is what I do best when Cha Cha Grandma's youngest Cairn Terrier attacked me. She got my face pretty good. Mommy and Daddy cleaned it up and are going to watch me because I usually heal pretty fast but, this one is one of the worst ouchies I have had. So if it doesn't get better looks like I will have a date with the vet.
Here is to hoping that my awesome shar pei healing kicks in on this one.
May 21st 2011 10:35 pm
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So Mommy hasn't been feeling good for the last two weeks or longer (I am not good with dates but, know it has been at least two weeks.) and I have been trying to do everything I can to make her feel better. When she was running a really high fever Missy and I crawled into bed with her and kept her warm. Then when her fever broke and she got super hot I gave her lots of kisses to cool her off.
She says she appreciates my helping and told me that she will be okay and that she is slowly getting better but, I still worry about her. I mean she can't breathe from her nose still and is coughing like crazy. When she is laying down I have been resting my head on her chest and I can hear water or something in her lungs, yet she is telling me she is okay. Maybe she should see my doctor because, he always makes me and Missy feel better.
I think she should take a day off at least but, she refuses too. She is super stubborn, I guess that is where Missy gets it from. BOL! Needless to say both Missy and I have been behaving and trying to help Mommy feel better. Dad has even been trying but, he looks like a clumsy ox trying to help her out. Plus all he keeps asking is "What can I do?" "How can I help?" Mommy doesn't have an answer and Daddy is upset over this. Mommy keeps saying Missy and I are the best nurses ever. I hope she isn't just saying that to be nice.
Hopefully Mommy is better soon and I can write more diary entries. Needless to say diary entries come second to Mommy and since Mommy isn't feeling good the diary gets to wait.