November 1st 2013 6:55 am
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Thank you everyone for the scary dancing skeletons on my page. They look pawsome. I don't think they are too scary, but if I could, I would chase them! I hope that everyone had a safe and fun Halloween last night.
Now onto something even scarier than Halloween. Tomorrow is the momma's birthday. Apparently it is a big one, you know starting a new decade and all. I think this means I will have to start mashing the momma's vegetables for her. Do you think I should find her a big stick that she could use as a cane.
Any of you pups having tips for dealing with a now geriatric pawrent please pass them along!
October 21st 2013 1:18 pm
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I am a happy boy because the last two days I have woken up to snow on the ground! I love snow and can't wait to dig in the piles I hope will come this winter. My parents do not share my enthusiasm for snow, however.
This weekend the peeps put up the snow fence, got the shrubs ready for winter by wrapping burlap around them (to keep the rabbits from eating them this winter) and putting wooden pallets around the Scotch pines (to keep the deer from eating them). The deer really seem to like Scotch pines for some reason.
Mom is doing well with her obedience homework and is even coming when called now! She does need to work on her long sit as she seems easily distracted when sitting for a period of time. Her long downs are starting to be much better and she will even roll on her back and just lay there, BOL!
Not only did my momma not bring me back any goodies when she spent Canadian Thanksgiving with grammy a week ago, but this weekend the peeps went to our town's annual fall supper, and I still got nothing! What does a pup have to do to get a treat?
Have a great week everyone and I hope we get more snow tomorrow!
October 8th 2013 6:43 am
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Pups, I like to forage while I am outside. Mom says this is why I had such an upset stomach last week, but I can't help it. I just love to forage because there is so much to smell and taste out there.
The other day I was foraging outside and mom was watching. She got a little bored with my activities and called me to her. I ran over to her and attempted to give her a big kiss on the face. She recoiled in horror. Why? Well, she opened my mouth and saw what I had been eating! I had been foraging in a pile of poo (which I thought was fabulous), but the momma, not so much. Out came the chicken flavored toothpaste when we got back into the house.
Last night I was also foraging in the yard. At one point I picked up something and mom immediately noticed the guilty look on my face and told me to drop it. I dropped a big goose or duck egg at her feet. Since it is so late in the season, this one obviously never hatched and was quite rotten. Mom then took me into the house. On returning to the house I immediately went to give daddy a big kiss. Apparently my breath was not the best! Go figure!
So pups, should I stop foraging? Should I brush my teeth more after any treasures? Or are the peeps just too fussy about my breath? Your opinions please.
October 4th 2013 9:58 am
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Thank you everyone for the good wishes, positive thoughts and POTP you sent my way earlier this week.
Mom thinks I have passed what it was that was bothering me and now I have had a bit of diarrhea, but nothing like earlier this week. I am eating better and drinking more, so hopefully I am on my way to recovery!
Did being sick get me out of going to class last night? NOOOOOO! Mom insisted I go with her to her obedience class, but the instructor took it easy on mom, which was good, so that meant I didn't have to do much either!
The weather is really cooling off here and last night it got down to -7 C. I just helped mom dig out all the carrots and maybe later we will dig out the beets from the garden.
Have a great weekend everyone!
October 1st 2013 12:34 pm
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Mom and I just got home from the vet. I got my tummy x-rayed and they saw lots of gas in there. Texas size farts (oh, can I say that on Dogster), um I need to pass Texas size wind (there that is better). I also appear to now be constipated and there might be a soft tissue blockage. I was eating so much grass and that was showing up on the x-ray. The vets do think I should be able to pass everything on my own, but mom was given instructions on what to look for and if I start presenting like that, back to the vet I go.
I was given two types of medicine and some very bland canned food I have to eat for the next 6 days. They even told mom that I probably won't like the bland food, then why give it to me. I am a sick pup after all!
On the good side, I drank a bit of water when we got home. We are keeping our fingers crossed that everything will come out in the end.
Thank you for the POTP and good wishes. I know they are helping me.
October 1st 2013 6:37 am
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Mom and I had another bad night. She is now waiting for the vet to open and then will give them a call and see if I can get in today.
I did drink a little last night, but now don't want to drink anymore. I am also not showing an interest in food like I was yesterday.
Thank you for the positive thoughts and we will keep everyone posted once we hear from the vet.
September 30th 2013 3:58 pm
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Well pups, I haven't had any more diarrhea since that last bout this morning. I have eaten a little rice and chicken and that seems to be sitting well with my tummy. What has mommy concerned now is that I won't drink -- at all. I won't even drink out of my favorite bucket in the yard.
She is gonna try the ice cubes again and make some chicken broth and then water it down a bit and see if I will take that. If anyone has some suggestions on how to get me to drink, please pass them along.
Mom says if I am not drinking by tomorrow I have to go see the vet.
September 30th 2013 7:19 am
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Yes, I think it may have been something I ate. Last night mom needed to take me outside 8 or 9 times because I had bad diarrhea and then I threw up. On the good side, mom says today I will be eating chicken with rice and that does sound yummy!
The leaves are changing here and it is sure starting to feel like fall. I have helped mom harvest almost everything in the garden, but she has decided to leave the beets and carrots out for a while longer.
Mom started a new obedience class Thursday and I have been generous enough with my time to agree to go with her. I was exhausted after that first class, but mom seemed to do very well.
Well, off to have some rice and chicken for my tummy. Please do not send rosettes my way, but if you could send some positive thoughts that my stomach starts feeling better soon, that would be appreciated! Thanks!
September 11th 2013 1:46 pm
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Hey everyone! It is me!!
My typist tells me she is suffering from writer's block and can't think of a thing to write about! Can you believe that? I mean, really, I give her so much good stuff to write about everyday!
Mom's brother came to visit last week and we had a really good visit. I just love him. I know, I know, I love everyone, but I especially love this uncle and followed him everywhere. I was sad when he went home.
Mom has been getting lots of stuff out of the garden. Corn was on today's agenda. We are still having unseasonably warm weather and mom seems to like heating up the house with blanching vegetables. She says all this blanching will pay off once winter is here, so maybe she knows what she is doing.
I have another ear infection, but as long as mom gives me some hotdog pieces, I will let her put the drops in my ears. I still like to make her chase me and catch me before she does this however.
Mom starts her new obedience class next week and I am trying my hardest to bring her up to speed on what she should already know. I am doing my best to be very patient with her!
Hope all you pups are having a wonderful summer!
August 31st 2013 10:23 am
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One year ago today, Buddy, you came to help mend our hearts. We have watched you transform from a scared, sick, young pup to the healthy, alert, active dog you are today.
You have become quite a hunter of rodents, and I honestly think you excel at it and you might even be a better hunter than Abby ever was. I do wonder if you speak "parseltongue" though! You seem to be friends with the snakes, and enjoy just watching them slither around. They never would have stood a chance with Abby.
Thank you for making our home complete Buddy and we look forward to many more gotcha day anniversaries.
Hugs and kiss - mom