September 5th 2014 5:49 pm
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Mom is getting older and older and all us dogs were getting way too much for her. Everywhere she went there were dogs, here a dog, there a dog, EVERYWHERE a dog!
Well, a few weeks ago Quincy went off to live with his Uncle and Mom's nephew and his wife. It turned out PERFECT, he loves his new home, they love him and he gets to be out playing with Gator all the time, so far he's gone swimming every night, camping twice, hiking, mtn biking, and other fun stuff.
Then Ali went off to a new home as well. She went to live with her daughter, Georgie and her friend, another toy poodle. You can read about it in her diary.
Frankly, I was a bit jealous!
Well, not for long. Last week one of Mom's long time boarding grooming clients came in to have her help them find a new poodle. Seems their old one was SIXTEEN years old and he finally died. Their younger one, 9 years old, was heartbroken and wouldn't even eat or sleep with them... she just sat by the old guys empty bed. They didn't want a puppy, they are even older than Mom and couldn't imagine training another baby!
Of course Mom thought of ME and sent Tonya over to get me so they could meet me. I put on my best behavior and showed off for the nice lady. She left without me, but she did have a couple of my photos tucked under her arm.
That very day she called Mom and asked if she and her husband could try me. Mom KNEW they were going to call back so she and Tonya had already groomed me, BOL! She said they could come right up.
Well, there was a problem... you know I used to be the shy one and I have NEVER lived with any men around. I am scared of men, frankly!
Mom told them about that, then she handed me to the man... I don't know which one of us was MORE scared, me OR him. At arms length, he carried me out to their car and got in. Immediately, little Sadie (the SAME color as me, imagine that???), jumped into the front and welcomed me.
They came back on Monday... turns out, I LOVE my new Dad and spend most of my time sitting in HIS lap. I do go outside with Sadie and play with her, but I do not go anywhere unless my new Dad tells me to! I even sleep in bed with him!!!
Mom is sad that we have left BUT she says she is sooo proud of our excellent behavior in our new homes. She says it makes her feel good that we all learned all the stuff she tried to teach us!
Oh yeah, Barney will have to tell his own story, but HE doesn't live with Mom anymore, either!!! But, he lives with Julie, and comes to work with her everyday and stays in daycare. I hope she knows I am coming to be groomed and/or boarded soon!!!
BTW... I am sad about one thing about my new home... I have to go to Florida for the Winter so I will miss all the snow (and cold and wet and cold and ice and all that!!!) Too bad, Momsie, that you can't come with me, hehehe!
December 27th 2013 6:01 pm
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As you know, I live with a million and a half other dogs here. It is really hard to get enough attention unless you do bad stuff like Quincy does. Since I am not really a bad dog, I don't do bad stuff.
As a result, I needed to come up with some great attention getting scheme. Finally, it came to me. I can jump higher than ANY other dog here, and I can pretty much levitate straight up.
How does this work, you ask??? Well, every time Mom sits down and everyone else gathers around her I merely levitate right up onto her shoulder. I originally tried her lap, but sadly, Quincy is so big that he plunks his big ole Lab head right into Mom's lap and he about scrambled my brain the first time he landed that head on poor little me.
Mom does have broad shoulders, and therefore I can plunk myself down on them and sort of wrap myself around her neck. Because she is usually not paying any attention to us dogs, she absentmindedly reaches over and starts patting me and loving on me. Neat!!!
Poor Beanie is about fit to be tied. He has yet to master the jumping technique so he is left groveling on the floor with the others. He CLAIMS he can't jump good cuz of that damaged muscle and nerve in his leg he got from that Rabies shot but frankly, he has pretty much over used that excuse!
I say too bad Beanie boy...YOU get to spend all night in that great water bed with Mom and I have to sleep in my crate in the dog room. Payback is a pita, huh???
December 15th 2013 11:55 am
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When I came here I had a long, fuu fuu show coat and I had NEVER, EVER been allowed to go racing thru a field of snow. Well a couple of years ago Momsie was nice and decided she wanted me to be a real dog, not with a fuu fuu doo so she cut all my hair off and let me play in the snow.
If you live in New England you may remember that year...we had 28 inches of snow on Halloween weekend, then it got HOT and melted it and we ended up with about another 20 inches TOTAL for the whole, long, dreary Winter. Worse yet, every time it snowed by the time the weekend came and we could go play in it, the temperature rose and rose and all the snow melted.
Last year wasn't much better. It seemed like every single time it snowed it end up with freezing rain and we NEVER had any fluffy powder snow to race thru.
When I went to bed last night it was snowing and I had visions of powdery snow drifts dancing in my head all night long. Not disappointed when I awoke this morning, the whole world was white and cold. Mom said between 12 and 14 inches!!!!!
Being a nice Mom, as soon as she got back from work she let us all go down and play in the snow!!!! I ran, I jumped, I burrowed, I even ATE some of it!!! What a wonderful time I had!
Mom didn't get too many photos of me cuz that 14 inches of snow is FOUR inches taller than me and she pretty much would only see an ear or a tail here and there while I was running thru it.
I can't believe it, it is still COLD outside and the weatherperson just said MORE snow is coming on Tuesday and Wednesday!!! Yippee!!!