September 6th 2007 8:38 pm
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This time of year is always a sad time for us since September 11, 2001 when it felt like our whole world was crashing down all around us...we just want to take this month to reflect and remember those whose lives were lost, and those who have given their lives--young men and women, who didn't ask for this war...and the many doggies who have given of themselves in service to our country as well--not only overseas, but here in America as they stand beside their humans in uniform--and risk their lives, so their humans can be a little safer---
To all of you who give their lives--we thank you!!! I know thank you does not seem like enough--but know that our hearts are with each and every one of you, and you are in our prayers.
To all who have lost their lives--may you rest in peace, knowing that you did not die in vain, and may your families find comfort in the memories they hold close in their hearts...
Do you remember where you were on September 11th? I wasn't even born yet, but my mama remembers where she was....
She was working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the University of MN Children's Hospital...taking care of a little baby who had a very sick heart, and had just had major heart surgery, so major that they could not close up his chest, but had to leave it open so that swelling in the chest cavity couldn't compress his heart. The TV was on in his room...her shift had barely just begun when the news alert came across the air about the first airplane hitting the first tower. several other staff members were in the room, all looking at the news and the live scenes as the second airplane hit the second tower--At that moment--time stood still for everybody in that room...just as it stood still all across America...it felt as if the whole country was falling apart at that moment in time...
Then my mommy looked at her tiny little patient lying on the bed, and she could see his heart beating in his chest...she could see the electrical readout of his heartbeat going across his monitor...and she knew at that moment that life would go on, and as a country, we would see our way through this devastation...that single heart beating in that baby's chest is what gave her hope and peace in that terrible moment...she will be forever grateful to that precious little baby lying there to remind us all that America's Heart would continue to beat...
We just wanted to share that with all of you as we pause to reflect this month on how that day forever changed our lives.
Hugzzzzzz and love to all of you our dear friends--
Roxy and mama Cindy
July 25th 2007 1:15 pm
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After 5 years of mom using the sucky monster, I have finally decided I DO NOT LIKE THAT THING!!!!!!!!!
Do you all have one at your houses too?
That thing can be dangerous!!! And I do not understand why mom lets it out of the closet EVERYDAY!!!!!!!! It chases me, it chases mom, and it tries to EAT MY TOYS!!!!!! Everyday it tries to get my soccer ball that Chelsea and Auntie Sherry sent me. It fights with my mom...she pushes it away, and then it comes right back after her chasing her...
but does she listen to me? NOPE!!!!! I tell her everyday--do NOT let that thing out of the closet--but everyday--she LETS IT OUT!!!!! What is wrong with her?????? I bark and bark at it when it's out...and I never used to do that--I finally realized just how dangerous that thing can be...I mean it chases MY TOYS!!!! and then just in the nick of time, mom picks up my toys and gets them out of the way of that thing.
When she has it in the bedroom I try to trick her by barking and making her think someone is at the door...it works sometimes, cuz thatmonster will shut up, and mom goes to check the door, but then she goes right back to that thing.
Finally, after a long battle with it everyday, she manages to get the thing under control, and gets it back in the closet, where it belongs, and my toys are safe once again. Can anyone tell me how to hide the thing, so mom can't find it to let it out?
Also--I have to tell you another story about my mom that I think is funny....the other day she picked me up to rub my belly, and she tried to say to me-"how's my fluffy puppy?" but when she said it, her tongue got all twisted up and instead she said, "how's my "FLUPPY'"...BOL!BOL!BOL! so now that has seemed to become my new nickname, and she calls me her "FLUPPY" all the time!!!! She is so silly!!!!!
Well, I just wanted to check in with everypuppy and say "HI!"
Hugzzzzzz and Love,
July 14th 2007 8:47 pm
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So this evening me and mama and baby Ryder went for a walk and I was so proud of myself...I made a new perfume...I haven't quite figured out what I'm going to call it...maybe I'll just call it "Roxy". But until I decide on a real name, for now I am just going to call it "Eau de Dead Squirrel". Yep--I found myself a dead squirrel. Mom was pre occupied on the phone with my human sissy, and she thought I was just doing one of my nose dive rolls in the grass that I do quite often on a walk...but nope...I was rolling in a dead squirrel. when mama realized it, she yelled "Roxy!!!!!!" So that's why I thought I might name my new perfume "Roxy". But mama did NOT look happy!!!! I thought I smelled very fine! I mean, we're not talking a dab of perfume on the wrist and neck--no...I immersed myself in that woofderful scent!! But, I just don't understand why mama didn't appreciate all the trouble I went through to make myself smell good!! Heck--I would have even shared it with Ryder--I've had times when he has smelled as good as that dead squirrel...until mama changes his diaper and takes the good smell away!! She takes those diapers right outside to the garbage!! I don't even get a chance to investigate those things before she throws them away outside!! SHEESH!!!!
Mama said she was going to put me on the next plane to California and send me to Auntie Sherry and Chelsea and GATifanny's house. Well!!! I bet they would have appreciated me--Chelsea knows what is good in life--I mean she does eat earthworms after all. and I would have shared my woofderful new perfume with her...BOL!!!!
anyway--we continued on our walk, and I was really enjoying the scent of myself, TeeHee!! Then we walked by the zoo that is a few blocks from our house, and this big huge wolf came right up to the fence--he was in a double enclosure fence, and he was bowing down on his front paws and wagging his tail and whining at me like he wanted to play. I think he must have smelled my woofderful scent too. anyway, I politely explained to him that I was taken already...that my heart belongs to my handsome Woody. But I stood there looking at him for the longest time, and I didn't act scared at all like I usually do around other dogs.
Hey--I wonder if Woody would like my new perfume????
Well, we got home, and mama immediately put me in the bathroom. she wouldn't even let me down on the carpet...and the next thing I know-PLOP!!! I am in the bathtub and mama is soaking me down and soaping me up!!! OH NO!!!!!!!! She was washing away my beautiful new perfume!!!!! How could she NOT appreciate the hard work I went through to smell so good for her!!! I thought sure she would snuggle up to me all night and soak up that beautiful scent!!!! I really do not understand my mom!!!!!
I'm thinking of contacting Paris Hilton, or Brittany Spears to see if they would want to market my new scent in their lines of perfumes...but first I'm gonna have to sneak out and go find that squirrel again. Mama says we are going to take a different route on our walks for a while...HMMPH!!!!!!!!! What's a girl to do??? Oh well, I still love my mama--even if she doesn't appreciate the things I do for her!!
Hugzzzzz for now!!!!!! Roxy