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back from my vacation!

May 16th 2014 2:14 pm
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Hi I'm back from my mini vacation and boy did I have fun! The ride started with me being a little shaky and nervous. Maybe I thought I was going to the vet. But after about 30 minutes or so I settled down for the ride.

I'm calling this trip -- EAT FEST 2014! I got another steak on sunday for our annifursary. Mom and I shared her steak and dad shared his fish. Why he doesn't eat meat, I don't know.

Then I had breakfast at the table. Eggs and bacon. Did I mention that we are in Cambria? I also had snacks of my chicken treats and some cheese and salami and some of dad's deli sandwich.

We walked on the beach and on various paths. The weather was great. Chilly in Cambria but hot in Paso Robles where I wine tasted and napped in some of the wine tasting rooms.

I did meet mom's friend (Margaret) pups. There names are Emma and Bella. They are miniature aussies and they were a bundle of fur. They barked at me and I snarked at them. You know me. I'm a slow meeter greeter and there was no time for that because we had to get to the winery.

For dinner I had chicken. Mom gave me lots of her food so I stayed right by her.
After we left Cambria we headed to Pismo Beach where we stayed another night. This was just a kick back day and evening. Taking photos and just watching the sun set on the ocean. The weather was great and I got lots of walks. Boy I was tired.

I would have slept all the way home but we stopped for lunch and I had a burger. Oh I must have gained some pounds! But I think the walks leveled me out.

So that was my Tell. What's yours?


Is Someone Playing Tricks on ME?

May 10th 2014 9:03 pm
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Today I thought it was my birthday. In the morning Mom AND DAD took me to the Rose Bowl for a three mile walk. I couldn't believe that Dad went wiff us. I got to show off to my dad how I'm just like a heat seeking missile when I walk. I started off real strong, but then I started to slow down after two miles. To reasons: 1) Dad took his time getting us to the Rose Bowl cuz he didn't want to rush which meant that it was getting pretty warm around noon time; and 2) I had to poop so I kept looking for the curb. I finally found an area wiff a curb and I pooped really good.

Then we all went to breakfast! I couldn't believe it. I had eggs and sausages. Yummy. Then we came home and took a nap.

THEN....DAD cooked me up a steak that he found in the freezer and I had that for dinner! I couldn't believe it! Was it my birthday or is this some trick they're playing on me cuz they're really not taking me to Cambria and this is there way of letting me down easy????? I don't know.

You see Sunday we're leaving for our family anniversary. Mom and Dad are celebrating their 13th year anniversary. We always go to Cambria; except last year we didn't because Dad couldn't handle Banners! not being wiff us. But he's willing to try this year. We'll have a lot of memories to remember of all of us being there. It won't be the same.

Anyways, today was the start of my vacation wiff mom and dad and it was a good day for me!


Show and Tell Friday

March 14th 2014 10:25 am
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My show is a no show -- mom and dad left me to go see the dodgers spring training in Phoenix! Gramma is staying wiff me. "what gramma? Yeah sure I'll take another chicken taco if you insist."

It ain't too bad here wiff gramma. But she don't do much wiff me but tell me to get off the bed cuz she wants to wash the sheets. "What gramma? Sure I'll take a scramble egg and sausage too, if you don't mind."

The dog walker will be here today. It's hot over here so I hope he don't run me too much. "What gramma? oooh yeah I love to get a pizza tonight. Your treat? Cool!"

Well that's my tell. What's yours?


My Tell for Show and Tell Friday (March 7, 2014)

March 6th 2014 7:58 pm
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Friday Show and Tell March 7
Talker: First I want to give a shout out to our Pal Patan who is back showing us that nothing is getting him down. You are the coolest and the best looking pup in shades!

My Tell is that I had my senior wellness exam on Monday and although I passed the initial go thru (I'm still waiting for the blood test results) with the vet, mom told the vet that my hearing is almost loss or completely loss. Hard to say right now. Mom has noticed for about four weeks now that I seem to not be hearing very well.

Mom and dad would walk thru the front door and I would be right there because I hear their car....but now....I don't hear them coming in. Last night my dad walked right into the house talking and saying my name. I was on the couch just staring at mom and not hearing a thing. It wasn't until he touched me right next to me that I saw him. So mom says that they will make sure not to startle me or sneak up on me. Thanks mom.

So the new dynamic duel on the block is Patan and me! We will have super duper senses. Patan will be able to Hear better and I will be able to See better and together we will join forces. Are senses will be so keen that we will be the Super Paws of Justice of Sight and Sound!!!

*Talker and Patan put their paws together for justice!*


Happy Friday!

October 4th 2013 10:09 am
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Happy Fridays Puppers!!!!
Does any pup have some great plans for this weekend. We're expecting really nice weather over the weekend so I'm hoping for some sunbathing and good walks.

Did I mention that the cleaners found my winter coat??? Yeah they did. They lost it last winter and all my spots were showing.

Mom doesn't know why but for a long while my fur was looking bad. I had patches of sparse fur here and there--like on my thighs and stomach area. Once the vet thought she had already shaved me for my dental appointment and lump removals. But she didn't. My fur just looked bad. Mom thought for sure it was my thyroid but every test came up with only a very slight elevation of my thyroid and it wasn't enough to put me on medication.

I don't know but I think I was seriously stressed out last year with the passing of banners and my loneliness of being home alone while mom and dad was at work. Anyways, it seems like for the last few months, my fur has really gotten better and its filling out and you can hardly see my summer spots!

Now my mom is running her hands through my neck coat and she likes it and so do I. I like getting massages from mom.

So what do you all have planned for the weekend????


Running Under a Full Moon

September 18th 2013 8:10 pm
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tonight on our walk, we went up the hilll towards the school AND THE GATE WAS OPEN!!!! Mom got me inside the playground and she set me loose and I ran and ran and ran and ran!!! I went around in circles in the MOONLIGHT!!! Mom was so happy and so was I!!! I ran under a Full Moon!

Mom has been feeling really rocky lately and two people at her work today told her that she looked like she needed stability and her other friend said that she had a unsettling vibe to her.

So mom found joy and excitement when we got into the school yard and she got to see me run and jump up on her! Under the moonlight...the serious moonlight!!!

We're getting ready to watch Survivor in honor of banners! She and mom loved that show!!!


Show and Tell Friday

July 12th 2013 9:18 am
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Hi Puppers!!!

Well another Friday is here! Nothing much happening at our house except that the weather has cooled down and we've been able to take some long cool walks. Yesterday mom brought her iphone and was taking pictures of me as I was doing my business of marking up the neighborhood. Geeze, a pup can't get any privacy wiff my mom.

We really enjoyed the walk and maybe mom will sync her phone to the computer to upload some of my pics.

This weekend mom and dad are going to the baseball game. Dodgers are creeping up to first place and dad is in a spin of happiness!!!

Mom says that they are going to buy Baby J some dodger gear and mom says that she'll look for something for me. Mom says that my collar is getting tight because she thinks I've gained some weight around my neck *insert red face here*

so maybe a new collar is not in the cards for me.

So that's about it for me. How are all of you out there????


Sunday FunDay!

June 3rd 2013 9:59 pm
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Sunday I went wiff mom, dad and baby J to the dog show! We go every June to see our friend Lynn show dogs.

On the way to the show I got to ride shotgun wiff dad since mom is now in the backseat wiff Josie. Now she knows how it feels when I'm back there. Anyways, I was a good boy and dad was impressed wiff me. I didn't snark at any pup AND I met a basenji girl who snarked at me even WHEN I WAS CLEARLY WAGGIN MY TAIL AND HAPPY TO MEET HER!!!

What's wiff the girls I'm meeting these days? No one likes me...except my Chey...and she only likes me when I smell funky and not when I smell fresh.

Speaking of smelling fresh, I need a bath - but that's only according to mom. Big Daddy is holding strong and telling her that I don't need a bath and he's not giving me a bath. He says he likes the way I smell.

Us boys gotta stick together. Dad says my smell is manly and he loves it.

Anyways, after the show we went to lunch at El Portal and I had some beef and some chicken enchiladas.

It was a good day for me.


Back to Being a Bad Boy Basenji

January 31st 2013 8:34 am
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I've been under the weather since last Thursday. You see I had some fatty tissues removed from my neck and chest area AND I also had three teeth removed! UGH! The pain of it all. But I'm better and except for my scars...I look pretty good.

I know I'm feeling better and back to my old self because last night I nabbed my dad's chicken off his plate! You see Mom went to my food bin to feed me and realized that it was covered with ANTS! So while mom and dad were freaking out about my dog food having ants in it, I was in the living room stealing dad's unattended chicken dinner off his plate. They didn't realize what I had done so Mom served me up a new bowl of JUST WET FOOD (I get this delicious Pulled Beef food with gravy and it's yummy) . :c9 After she was done feeding me she went into the living room and found dad's fork on the floor and his plate emptied and that's when she realized that I had swiped his chicken off his plate.

Ooooh it was worth it! I got the double whammy of delight last night.

I hope Dad doesn't hold it against me cuz I'm all out of kibble.


Vet Appointment on January 24th

January 18th 2013 11:07 am
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Oh no! I'm going to have surgery on Thursday.

I got my results from Dr. Dodds on my thyroid and I'm slightly elevated. The report asked if I had a mass on my neck. a matter of fact, I do. Mom and the vets have been watching my bulge on my neck and checking it. The last two checks they have said it was a fatty tumor. Since I'm having my teeth cleaned, the vet lady said she would remove it. We were waiting for the thyroid results from Dr. Dodds. It's odd that she would mention it and now the Vet Lady says, it may be a thyroid mass.

So they are going to take it out and really have it checked. Then I'll have to have my thyroid checked again in four months to see if the levels are normal. The very good thing is that all my other blood work came back "amazing". The vet's words not mine. She said my blood work is AMAZING. That makes mom feel good and me too.

So Thursday I'll be at the vet all day.

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