Favorite Toy: I have too many to choose just one...But listen to this..I have my own toy box now guys..how cool is that?
Favorite Food: Treats...Greenies....oh no....people food, especially Cheesburgers!! Doesn't get any better than that unless there is a steak around.
Favorite Walk: Into the pet store...hello..there are other dogs and things to buy!
Best Tricks: Hearding the Cat back into the house when she gets out.
Arrival Story: I went to the pound in AZ just to look at the dogs. And there she was with her brothers and sisters. I was told she had been born there. She was 2 months old. She was as soft as velvet. When I went back to put the adoption collar on her, she just looked up at me licked my chin. It was love at first lick.
Wow...it's been a long time since I have written in my diary. I guess there is no way to really catch up. It is now Sept. 07 and it has been 1 year since my surgery that I had my cancer removed. And the best part is that it hasn't returned. Momma is just so excited about that. In may I got a baby brother. His name is Chance. Boy has that been a nightmare. I just keep hoping that he will stop bothering me. I mean, I have been really patient with this guy but he just won't leave me alone. Sometimes I just want to lay or sit with Momma and he always starts biting me or sitting on me. Just things that annoy the heck out of me. Mom always try to get him to stop but they have as much luck as I do with that. I know he is a puppy but I can't wait until he grows out of this. There has been some stress around the house that I hope goes away. Momma had a friend of hers die and she took it pretty hard and then a friend of Weeda's died too...I don't know exactly what all that means..I just know that everyone was sad. And then Momma had to go away for a few days and then Weeda came to visit. And then Susie took a trip out of state and was gone for months. Oh I missed her. She finally came back and has visited me a couple of times. I am just glad she is back. Papa Lee moved away and I haven't seen him either. Momma said things will get better and she won't be as sad anymore. Well I think I said this last time but I am going to start writing in this diary everyday well at least more than I have been.
Until next time.
I don't know what the heck is going on. But Thursday, Momma got up really early in the morning and took me for a walk. (Usually my walks are in the evening) And then guess what Momma didn't leave me at home like she normally does. She actually asked me if I wanted to go "bye, bye". I couldn't believe my ears. I was going to go with Momma to work. So when we finally got there, I got to meet a few people but it was pretty quiet around there. I got to hang out with Momma and there were lots of other people, smells and noises. I was a little afraid but everyone was really nice. I am not sure about the people that wouldn't pet me. I mean, I was wiggling my butt and everything and they would just stand back and talk to me. Not come closer. Why didn't they like me? I wonder. Anyway..then after a while Momma asked if I was ready to go. I was a little tired from my day with Mommy. We stopped in San Francisco. And Mommy had lunch/dinner and then we drove to this woman's house. I could smell other doggies but Momma wanted me to sit still. And I couldn't. I wanted to check everything out. Then the lady came in the room and a growled a little bit at her. I guess that wasn't a good thing to do. Momma talked about me to this lady for quite awhile and then after that, the lady worked with me. She made me listen to her. I guess Momma says she is tired of me barking at other dogs. So they are hoping this woman can help them with that. Well my life as I once knew has changed completely. I don't know if this was that woman's idea or Moms but I have to sit to get anything. My food or treats or to go outside, I mean anything. And then if I act like I don't want my food, they take it away from me. And the other thing is every night since Thursday, they have worked with me. Making me sit and lay down and then sit up again. I am one lazy spoiled dog, Momma says. I don't like having to sit back up after laying down. But they say I have to. I get treats and everything but I don't really like all this change. I mean, I learned this new thing called "off". That means I can not touch it at all. What kind of crap is that? I mean I thought everything was mine. Well...then on Saturday, we had a really long day. Momma took me to SF again. This time it was a lot more fun. We walked around and got coffee and some food. Then we drove around. Went to the beach..oh how fun was that. And then we got to go to a pet store and then we went walking for a long time. There were lots of people and sounds and smells again. I just had a lot of stimulation. Then we got in the car and then stayed in there for a while and then we drove home. By that time I was really tired. And they are still keeping this whole training thing up. They have even put the hose and the broom in the mix, which really makes me a little scared. But Momma says I am doing good. Ah today is a nice day. Momma had to go to work.Life is good except for this whole work for everything idea. Well I will update on my progress later.
The last time I wrote was before Christmas, I guess I have been a little lazy about keeping this diary up. As you may know, a lot has happened since then. Christmas came and went and we were so busy. We drove and drove, we went to Papa Lee's, then we went to Grandma's and I got to see my Aunt Laura and the small boys. That was fun except for that at Grandma's I have to stay outside until late at night when Momma lets me in to sleep with them. But I am not allowed to go anywhere else in house. And there was this other dog behind a fence, I don't think she likes me much. But I never really got to meet her. She looks a little like me but she is older. She barked a lot at me. I don't think she liked me there at all. Oh yeah and when I went to Papa Lee's they had this puppy. She was so little but I still had to show her who is boss. But I accidently stepped on her and she cried. But she was okay. She kept biting at me though and I didn't like that too much but I ignored her as much as I could. After Grandma's we drove home and then Momma left me to go somewhere. I don't know what was going on but when she got home, Sawsha and I were able to open up our gifts. I got a squirrel toy and a stocking stuffed with treats and my Aunt Missy got me a pearl necklace. Oh it is so pretty. Momma had to work a few days and then we got back in the car and drove for a really long time but the best part is that we got to see Weeda and Macy. Oh that was soo much fun. But then the next morning I didn't feel so good. I needed to go outside but the doggie door was closed and so I couldn't get outside to do my business. I ended up going by the door on Weeda's carpet. I tried to tell her that I was sorry but Weeda was not happy and the worst part was that it was her birthday. And she had to clean my mess up. For 3 days I didn't feel good. I threw up in Momma's hands and everything. And I had one other accident inside. Maybe it was the car ride..I don't know but Momma fed me chicken and rice for about 5 days. And then my stomach started to feel better. The day after we got home, I finally was able to poop normally. Oh what a great feeling that was because my little butt was really sore. Oh my....So that trip to Weeda's wasn't all that fun. I got to play with my best friend Macy but I was really sick most of the time. What a bummer. But after we got home and I was feeling better, guess what...Macy and Weeda came to visit me. Oh I was so happy. I guess they wanted to check on how I was feeling and this time I was ready to play. Sometimes Macy isn't in the mood to play she just wants to sleep under the blankets. Oh well she will play tug a war with me and that is so much fun!! Anyway..the next couple of weekends were kind of boring. Momma got a new car. Momma said it was mostly for me. Because the other car was too small. This one is much bigger and I love it. It is big enough to put my bed in the back and still have room for others to sit. And when we don't have people in the back seat, they lay the seat down for me so I can be close to them and also have a lot of room. This is so nice. The only thing that is taken some time to get use to is they make me jump up in the back and it is much higher then the other car. Since she got the new car, we have gone to the beach with Susie and a boy named Adam and then we went to see Grandma again but we went to a place I had never been before. We went to the snow. Don't get me wrong, it was really cold. My paws felt frozen but oh it was soo much fun. I got to run around slipping and sliding and there were lots of people and this thing called snow kept hitting me in the face. Yeah..and I made yellow snow. Wohoo!! I slept most of the way home. My Aunt Laura said that I was the best behaved dog in a car that she has ever seen. They really didn't even see me until one of the boys started crying in the car and I got up to lick him in the face to make sure he was okay. I don't like it when anyone is feeling bad. I am very sensitive. This last weekend I went with Susie and Momma to the store, oh yeah and I got to go to Susie's house and play with another doggie named Cali. That was fun but I think that doggie is scared of me. Momma keeps saying I am much bigger and I have to move slow..what ever that means. Well that is about it for now..I wonder what this weekend holds for me. Hmmm...I guess until then I will just wait and look forward to my daily walks.