August 10th 2008 8:52 am
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Omigosh, things has been so busy I couldn't write my diary. It was weeks ago now, but one day EVERYBODY from the Yukon arrived here on our Manitoba farm! They was all jammed into a big yellow school bus, and picket lines all over the place -- it was like just crazy! And doggies kept getting loose off the pickets or out of the crates they wuz sleepin' in. My goofy big brother LEV got loose one morning and went off explorin' -- Bossie was so distrackit like I never seen him before. Lev was gone for a whole week, and then they found him on the next farm. He had got porklepine quills in his snoot, the big doofus, and he was just covered with ticks.
All my fambly's in the HOUSE now -- my funny lil sisser Lara, and my bruzz Lev and Lenny are sleepin' in crates inside at night, and my dear old Mom Kolyma is Queen of the Kitchen. In fact, I don't know jus' how many doggies are in the house now. There's half a dozen Chinooks, and I guess more than a dozen of us Seppalas.
Bossie spends all afternoon every day building doghouses, and there's a bunch of the males up in the barn so he goes up to feed and exercise them twice a day. He's pretty tired when he falls into bed at night, so I cuddle up close and give him all the support I can. I know he needs ME special. 'Specially now that Tonya is so old and crusty that she won't give him the time of day some days . . . I could never treat my Bossie like that, but Tonner always was snooty like that.
I LOVE Missy Suzy, who cooks the food for all of us and looks after us so sweet, and tries to keep my Boss happy. I like to put my head in her lap when we sit together on the sofa. It's a crazy time just now, but a good time for me. I know I'm needed!
May 13th 2008 7:36 pm
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Well, it sure did take a LONG time for winter to be over! Or that's the way it seemed, since I didn't get to lead any teams. Not that I'm complaining about lying on the sofa in the living room, it's mighty comfable. But it did seem like the prairie winds would never stop blowing and the snow would never stop either. But now it's getting nice and sunshiny, and the other day Boss popped the first SQUIRREL of the season -- our first Bossburn squirrel! And he gave it to ME and I laid under the picnic table and crunchted it up.
Chena's puppies got real big and Boss has built doghouses for them; two of them are on stakeouts now and soon the other two will be, too. And those crazy Chinook puppies are finally outside in a pen with a big four-foot-square doghouse that Boss built 'em. I'm glad, cause they just drive me nuts when they are inside, they won't leave me alone no matter how furocious I growl, but of course Boss would be mad at me if I bit 'em so I have to grin and bear it.
Tonya is getting old and she went to the vetamarian and had her parts out, so she really can't be Queen any more, so now I'M gonna be Queen, except I don't know if Darka and Chena really accept that yet. Gotta watch that Cheech cause she IS a Head-hunter.
Life is sure a lot more compacated in this house full of Chinooks and all, than it used to be in Bossie's little shack. But I LOVE my new Missy and I sleep under the covers cuddled up to her sometimes, she is very sweet to me. So life is good for me . . . Bossie took a nice picker of me sleeping on the couch and I want him to put it on my page here.
March 27th 2008 7:26 pm
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Well life just goes on getting stranger for Lizzy Lineout! Late last fall Boss put me and Tonya and Janis and Darka in his big green truck, along with Chena and her new litter of puppies. The trip started out beautiful, nice and sunny, but we didn't get further than Watson Lake and we ran into a BLIZZARD! And from there on it was just more and more BLIZZARD for four days! It was scarey. And Boss just drove and drove and drove, and the truck gave him trouble, and he was SO tired he would just stop and nap for an hour or two, and then start driving all over again.
Finally we got somewhere. I saw it a year ago -- a nice little house on a nice farm with lots of birds and squirrels and stuff, my nose told me. And there I met this WONDERFUL lady, and Boss told me she was his new wife! So my new Missy and I got to be great friends, and I get on the sofa and lean across her bosom and bliss out, 'cause she loves dogs, too. But more weird yet -- she has MORE dogs like JANIS! "Chinooks" they call 'em -- some of 'em are crazy -- they bark real loud and bounce around a lot.
And I met this guy Jack -- and of course I had to bark him. I always bark strange guys. He finally left. Boss says he went to the Yukon to stay with Isa and the other Seppalas until we can bring them all back home. "Home" now is this farm place -- some of the Chinooks call it Wossburn, and Janis calls it Bossburn, but Boss and Missy call it Rossburn. I dunno! I don't call it anything . . .
And it snowed and snowed, and the wind blew real hard most of the winter, and we never got out to play on the sleds this year. But it was nice sleeping on the sofa, and at night on the bed. I hope my kids are okay back in the Yukon, but those little stinkers can take care of themselves pretty good, so I don't worry much. And I don't miss my sisser Lara, coz she always wanted to be Number One Girlfriend instead of me. Darka and Chena are with us here, and they are okay, just crazy. Chena tried to eat Darka's head once, when she was weaning her litter. Boss had to pull 'em apart! Darka got a scar over one eye, and now she calls Cheech "The Headhunter."
Ain't life weird, though . . .