November 18th 2007 7:09 am
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WOW! What a weekend it has been already! And its only Sunday! First, Dad and baby sister Looney came home Friday, no warnin' or nuthin'. Well, I think Mom knew that mornin' but she didn't tell US! So, they came home, and we played and played- got SOO tired out, we all tried to take a nap. Um... guess we forgot- Luna doesn't DO naps! So we three mastiffs took naps, and Looney, she ran from one to the other, tryin' to get us to wake up and play! She really does live up to her name- she's a LUNATIC!
So Saturday, when we woke up, stretched, decided to go out and potty before comin' back in to feast on a hot breakfast, and guess what???? It SNOWED!!!! Snow everywhere! And our ramp, it works like sleddin' down hill! So we all practiced slidin' down the ramp- on our feet, on our butts, on our bellies, and Mom even learned how to slide right off the side and fall on the ground! She hurt her wrist, and we think she broke her finger (the one she was usin' to hold Murph's collar when she fell) so now she not typin' too fast, but we aren't gonna fire her just yet- it wasn't HER fault she hurt herself. (GRRRR. Murphy, you silly lug!)
Last year when it snowed, we didn't get to slide on the ramp, cuz Mom was too smart for us, and put a grooved rubber mat the whole length of it, so we had a good grip goin' up and down it. Well, it WAS on the ramp, until.... Last spring, Dear sister Frankie decided it wasn't any fun using a mat to walk on, so she chewed it up into little tiny pieces, and Mom couldn't find another to replace it with!
So anyway, we played out in the snow several times, and came back in and got warm and rested, so we could keep going back out (just about the time Mom sat back down and started to get comfy each time!) Then dinner time arrived, and Kim went to get us somethin' special- she got a pizza for her and Dad, and a meatball sub for Mom. Dad had pizza AND some of Mom's sandwich! Boy, I wish I could eat like he does and still stay skinny like him! Maybe its the food he is eatin' that keeps him skinny??? I will have to convince Mom to let me eat what Dad eats, as much and as often as he eats, and see if *I* can get skinny and stay that way! Mom says she can't eat 1/4 of what he eats, and SHE gains weight when HE eats! When they were done, we all got some tasty bits (after we had OUR dinner, of course- they don't think to order US pizzas!) I swear, once I learn how to use that phone, (and figure out where to get thumbs surgically added to my paws!) I'm orderin' the food from then on, and we *WILL* have pizza and subs for dinner!
By Saturday night, we were totally exhausted! Just when we were ready to call it a night, Dad and Luna had to get back in their truck and go back to work! They will be back Wednesday though, so we are restin' up for them this time!
Dad says soon he will start comin' home waaaay more often- he fired the bad dispatcher guy who wasn't findin' him enough work- the one who kept him sittin' in inconvenient places for so long between runs; and hired a new one (who makes the other truckers who work through her happy). More money, AND more time off to spend at home- what could be better???
Maybe NOW he will have time to get Mom's custom trike finished, she she can actually go ridin' with Mike & Linda & Dad & maybe Grampa too, next summer! Kim says she gonna get HER motorcycle license too, so she can go ridin' with them all! Dad already got her a bike, so what's she waitin' for? Know what happens when Mom & Dad get all their friends together to go ridin'? They all stop here more often, and WE get lots of pettin' and extra attention! They ALL love us!
So anyway, thats whats goin' on here with us. Whats new with YOU?
July 2nd 2007 12:43 pm
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Fur-Ever Friends is having an awesome Canada Day/4th of July Party at the clubhouse, but in the back of my mind, I can't help but be sad, as it was just two weeks ago today that we said goodbye to my best friend and baby sister. We all miss her daily, and remember her fondly. Not to mention her presence at the clubhouse on a daily basis was always wonderful- she organized many activities, and she sure loved teaching the puppies games and such. It seems too quiet at home, even though the boys are still there with me, there is something BIG missing-
*Tater-Gator*'s silliness, playfulness, goofiness,
...how excited she got when Dad walked through the front door after having been on the road for weeks;
... the big slobber puddles she left on the floor after drinking;
...the comical way she submerged everything up to her nose into the water bucket when she got a drink, and ended up wet to her chest;
...the way she always got an extra mouthful of water and spouted it right into the closest human's lap;
...her huge warm body that made such a nice pillow when I was tired;
...the love in her eyes as she thoroughly cleaned the boys' ears;
...knowing that everyplace we went, she could always attract a crowd of admirers - all she had to do was roll onto her back and wiggle, that seemed to make everybody want to reach down and scratch her belly for her, which is what she had in mind right from the start!
One of our friends even made a painting of Frankie and sent it to us! Its beautiful, and for someone who never got to meet Frankie in person, she sure captured her spirit and happy-go-lucky personality.
We try to be happy that she is no longer having the awful seizures; the panicked episodes of blindness after each one, that kept getting longer and longer every time; and knowing she is no longer in pain from her hips, but its just so hard to understand why such a beautiful, sweet, innocent pup had to suffer in the first place. No pup should ever have to suffer like that, ever, for any reason.
We miss you Puppy-Girl!
May 4th 2007 8:07 am
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In two days, we are going to the 11th Annual Pet Walk and Festival at Austin Park in Skaneateles, NY. Mom has been running around crazy trying to get us and all our stuff ready to go- she knows if she waits til that day to load everything, by the time we get to the park, she won't even be able to walk, let alone enjoy it. So, she is doing some each day, and has some people that will come and help her tomorrow to make sure all the serious stuff is done by tomorrow night. Kim is taking the day off to go, and our neighbor Mike (the one with the noisy motorcycle that always stops to see us on our walks) is going to come along as well. We were going to take Kim's friend with us, but she had something come up, so we will only have three slaves to boss around at the park. Murphy and Jesse will be getting their microchips while we are there- Mom says that is important, but I don't know WHY. I wonder if they will give Mom a remote control to use with the microchips that makes those boys behave? (I sure hope so!) Wanna go too? Here's the info...
Mom invited lots of friends, so hopefully there will be lots of extra people to love on us! Maybe we will see you there?!
Yesterday, the guy came to mow our lawn- Mom let us out in our play yard so we could bark at him whenever he came around either side of the house. That is FUN! He even drove along the outside of our fence and talked to us while we raced him to the other end. Of course, we always won- he is too slow! When he was all done cutting the grass, Mom let him in the house, and we all loved on him and his son for a while. Mom said he is gonna come back every week- maybe he will get faster with practice, and we will finally have a challenge when we race him.
The neighbors (on the other side of the big wood fence) have been out working on their yard the last few days, so we have had lots to bark about. They have 6 dogs! Mom said maybe someday we can all have a play date, but not til Murphy stops being so protective of our yard. He tried to bite the lady when she came over to the fence to meet us, so Mom put him on his leash and walked him over to their yard to meet her, one on one, away from our yard, and he was a good boy, so all is not hopeless there.
Kim brought home some more carrots yesterday, so we got to have big ones as a treat at bedtime last night. I ate mine, and waited til Murphy got tired of guarding his and got up on Mom's bed, then I ate his carrot too. He doesn't eat them anyway, he just plays with them, pretends to guard them, and then chews them up into little pieces and then leaves them on the floor. What a waste of perfectly yummy carrots!
I guess its time to let Mom get busy so she can get things done- though she keeps threatening to give us all baths today. I hope she doesn't have time! I will report back after the event, and let you know what we did and who was there.