March 31st 2007 7:21 pm
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Today was a strange day because I didn't understand what was going on. This morning Mommy spent some time on the computer and she cried from time to time when she was reading all the nice messages sent to her from different pups. She then decided to totally redo Jennifer's page which she did partly in the morning and then again in the afternoon. She played with me inbetween times. Then she all of a sudden started to gather up all Jennifer's food. There was an open bag of kibble and some tins of doggy food. Mommy said she was going to deliver it to the local no kill animal shelter. Jennifer and I eat different foods so I think it was a good idea to give it to the shelter where some other pups could enjoy it. Mommy went out and delivered the food to the shelter and then she ran some other errands and I sat home by myself which I wasn't too pleased about. Mommy hasn't really had much time for me today because it seemed the phone was ringing all the time. Friends and members of our family were hearing about Jennifer going to the Bridge so they were calling to express their sympathy and cheer Mommy up. That is okay because I am a very understanding pup and I just stayed by my Mommy's side. Mommy says the house seems quiet even though Jennifer never made much noise. Now there is just Mommy and me wandering around this house all by ourselves.
Mommy asked me to thank all the pups for their wonderful messages. It really does help Mommy to know that pups are thinking about us. Mommy hasn't done much responding yet but I think the pups will understand. Mommy will respond in a couple of days when she isn't feeling so sad but for now she really enjoys reading your messages. Thanks so much pups!
March 30th 2007 8:45 pm
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This has been a very sad day and I don't think I understand what has happened. Mommy was home today and she was very sad and at the same time I know that Jennifer has been very sick. I had a feeling that the two things are connected. Mommy had to go out for awhile and when she came home she had a new toy and collar for me. We have some how lost my training collar so Mommy replaced that. She said she wanted to get me a toy because today is very sad and she thought it would pick up our spirits. It is a little plush squeeky that looks like some sort of weird bird. I do like it and I used it to play with Mommy to make her happy. Mommy was spending extra time with Jennifer and I know they sat and had a very serious conversation that Mommy wrote about in Jennifer's diary. Mommy then told me that Jennifer is very sick and in lots of pain and that she was going to the Bridge today. She said that is a place where Jennifer can be free of pain and playing and having a good time. She then told me to say my good-byes to Jennifer. I gave Jennifer some nice affie kisses on the side of her face and in her ear. Then Mommy left home with Jennifer and I stayed home alone. In a short time Mommy walked back into the house with Jennifer's crate. I went running up and I wanted to see Jennifer. She opened the crate door and to my surprise there was no Jennifer. Where could she be??? Mommy reminded me that she was at the Bridge. I still don't understand. Then Mommy started to do real weird things. First she took Jennifer's crate apart and washed it and put it into storage in our basement. Wait a minute Mommy, Jennifer needs a crate! Mommy told me again that Jennifer is at the Bridge and she doesn't need a crate any more. We had been using our main floor bathroom as Jennifer's hospital room and Mommy went in there and took all the "hospital equipment" out. She washed the floor and now it is back to being a regular bathroom. I just don't get it but it almost looks like Mommy doesn't expect Jennifer to ever come back home. This is really hard for a little pup like me to understand.
Tonight is Friday and is my agility class night. Mommy was saying today that she didn't know if we would go but at the last minute Mommy decided that we should go. She said that Jennifer would want us to celebrate her life and not be sad and she would want me to go to school. So off we went, we were five minutes late but we got there. For most of our class we were able to forget our sadness temporarily. Last week I had so much trouble with the dog walk and we worked on that and by the end of the class I was doing it well. I also did some jumping over bar jumps. It was a fun class and I really tried to make Mommy happy. We then got home and I went running to the bathroom to see Jennifer but ooops I had forgotten that she wasn't there. Tonight it is just me and Mommy alone in the house. Mommy says that in the future I will get a new brother or sister but not right now. She said we will know when the time is right and when the right pup comes alone that would want to share their lifes with us. I think it is going to take a few days for me to really understand what happened today.
March 29th 2007 8:16 pm
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My Mommy is very sad and I don't understand why. I know that Jennifer is sick and I think it must have something to do with that. I am staying right beside my Mommy all the time. I try to cheer her up by bringing her my monkey and my loofa dog. Those are my two most favourite toys and they have to make Mommy feel better. She does put a smile on her face when I act goofy with my monkey and plays with me. I think for a minute she forgets about her sadness. Other times I just stay close to Mommy and cuddle with her and let her be sad. I give her little affie kisses which also makes her feel much better. Tonight I am going to sleep with my Mommy (which I usually do anyways) but the difference from ordinary nights is I will be looking after her and making sure she doesn't get too sad. I sure hope she doesn't stay sad for a real long time. I don't know what is going on but I sense the something very sad is about to happen.
March 28th 2007 11:58 pm
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I sure hope that I get some applications for the position of Robber. I think I should be an employer of choice because who wouldn't want to work for a cute pup like me! Just in case I don't get any suitable candidates I have to think of a plan 2 for getting rid of grooming equipment. My good pal Zoe p-mailed me and had a wonderful idea. She says I could put out the equipment for the garbage guys to pick up. We have to haul our garbage out to the front street and like Zoe says maybe I can flag down the garbage guys and they can come and pick up the equipment. The big problem is that they come by at 7 am and Mommy is still at home. Maybe I could phone them the day before and ask them to come to our house a little later, any time after 8:30 am so Mommy won't be home. Now lets see, they are coming to pick up garbage tomorrow morning but that won't work and anyways I want to give the Robber idea a chance. Our next garbage day is April 5th which may be good. If I don't get any good applicants for Robber by April 1st then I could start planning for the garbage date of April 5th. Yep, that is a plan! It makes me feel so much better to have an alternate plan, if plan 1 (Robber) doesn't work then I could try plan 2 (Garbage). Thanks Zoe for the great idea!
Now on a totally different topic, our snow has really been melting and about half of my back yard is grass. It is so nice and wet and fun to run in. The flower beds are exposed and I love the feel of the mud in my toes. I was just in heaven when one morning I went outside and I was confined to a concrete area and could not get out to the rest of the yard! This is just horrible! I wait all winter for the grass to appear and when it does that mean Mommy shuts the door to our little concrete area and won't let me run in the big yard. I am now confined outside to an area that is about 20 ft X 15 ft. Mommy says she doesn't want the mud in the house. That Mommy sure is a party pooper!
March 27th 2007 9:55 pm
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Did you notice that Mommy put my Easter picture up on my page?? She also gave me a real nice background. Jennifer isn't feeling well enough to have her picture taken so Mommy made her an Easter picture. I think it is really cool and I am hoping that Mommy will find time to make me one too.
I am still thinking about how I can get rid of that new grooming table. The only idea I could think of is to get a robber to take it. I have prepared an ad for the newspaper for this weekend:
Professional Help Wanted (a Robber would be professional help??)
1. Must love all pups and all household pets (meaning must be nice to me and Jennifer)
2.Must have proven experience at breaking into houses without causing damage. (means no damage to our house)
3. Must only steal pup grooming equipment or otherwise called tools of torture. (we don't want any of our other valuables stolen like my monkey, my loofa dog, my food dish, my leash, my collar and the list goes on)
4. Knowledge of dog grooming equipment/tools of torture is an asset (they must know that the dremel is used as dog grooming equipment and not a wood working tool)
5. Must be prepared to travel to jobs as needed (to the homes of my Dogster pals who want to get rid of their grooming equipment)
1.Break into houses where pups live causing no damage.
2.Will give each pup a yummy treat.
3.Will remove all pup grooming equipment that is in the house
4.Will not touch anything else in the house other then dog grooming equipment.
5.Will make sure that the pawrents can never locate the equipment stolen.
6. First job will be at Jelly and Jennifer's house.
Renumeration: Pup kisses and tail wags at every job.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all humans are encouraged to apply. Submit all applications to Jelly on her Dogster pup mail before April 1, 2007 (I thought it was appropriate to have the deadline on April Fools Day)
What do you think pups? Do you think I will get some applicants?
March 26th 2007 7:58 pm
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I don't normally like Mondays because Mommy goes back to work and it is a whole five days before the weekend. I was home all day while Mommy went to work as usual. I spent my day napping and playing with my toys.
The first thing that Mommy did after she got home is she pulled out our new small grooming table and set it up in the living room at the 22 inch height so she could sit and groom me. I am again having second thoughts about this grooming table. It has now all of a sudden become far too easy for Mommy to groom me or as I would rather say torture me. She used to take me into the basement to torture me but now she can do it in the comfort of our living room and in front of the TV. This is not good pups! How can I get rid of this table now that it is here? Maybe a robber can come into our house when Mommy is at work and steal it??? Yea, that is a good idea! I am going to have to think about that................... If I put an ad in the paper for a robber do you think someone would respond? I would be more then happy to show them where the table is. They might as well take the grooming arm that goes with it too.
Anyways I survived the grooming torture and Mommy asked me if I wanted to go for a car ride. Yahoo! I never say no to a car ride. Mommy said we were going to go back to the pet store and get my Easter picture taken. I just love that store because it is so big and it has so many yummy treats and toys. I would sure like to be let loose in that place! This time we had better luck and there was someone there to take our pictures. Then came the bad news, we wouldn't get our pictures back for over two weeks. What good is an Easter picture if you don't get it back until after Easter???? Mommy almost said no but then she changed her mind and decided that we could have a spring picture instead. I had to sit on a small wicker chair with a big bouquet of flowers sitting beside me. All was going well until this goofy Germain Shepard decided that he wanted to come into the room where we were. I stood up in the chair and I sure barked at him loud! He wasn't going to come in here and be part of our picture taking session. The photographer person told the doggy to leave and we finished up our photo session. In about 2 1/2 weeks we will see how these pictures turned out.
When we got home Mommy just had a one track mind about needing an Easter picture of me. I had to sit through another photo session! Mommy says that we have a nice picture with me and a bunny, a duckie and some Easter eggs. You should see my picture in the next day or two. Keep tuned - same time, same channel! BOL!!!
March 25th 2007 5:49 pm
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Today is Sunday and another day at the doggy, well actually a half a day. Mommy and I arrived at the show at about 9:30 am. My Auntie Lorna arrived shortly after and I got to play in the exercise pen with my buddy and half brother Reese. It was then time to get on the grooming table and get all groomed up. At 11 am it was time to play in the ring again. I was just beautiful and I behaved so well. I really understand what I am suppose to do in the ring and I do it very well. After that we packed up all our things into the car and left. I must admit that Mommy's new grooming table is so much easier to haul around. On the way home we stopped at a doggy store that advertised that they do Easter pictures. Mommy thought it would be a great time to get a picture taken because I was all groomed up. We went into the store and they said they had no one who could operate the camera and we should come back during the week. That was kind of disappointing. Mommy hasn't decided if she will go back or if we will just take my Easter picture at home.
Mommy said she was so proud of me this weekend at the doggy show. I am a real slow maturing pup and Mommy says I need to mature some more before I can be a serious show dog. Mommy is thinking that this year I should go to just a few shows to keep in practice and I would spend my time concentrating on obedience and agility instead. By next year I should be able to start competing in obedience if I work hard and we can start showing seriously after I mature. That shoulds fine with me. I love doing anything that involves going places with my Mommy.
Today is my Auntie Donna's birthday. She is my Mommy's real sister and she lives real far away from us. I barked in my diary about wrapping her present last week. Happy Birthday Auntie Donna!
March 24th 2007 11:05 pm
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This was just a pawsome day because I was at a doggy show. I just love it because it is one big party. All my favourite humans and pups set up together in the grooming area. I get so much attention from the humans and I get to play in the exercise pen with some of the pups. The humans sometimes even get some food and my Mommy usually gives me some. We get to go play in the doggy show ring and then come back to the grooming area for all the fun. I wish we could go to a doggy show every weekend because it is so much fun!
Today was extra special because I got to meet Clover's Mommy! Yep that is right, I met Clover's Mommy for real. She was so nice and said nice things to me and even brought me a beautiful card. Then she watched me in the doggy show ring. I showed so well in the ring to impress Clover's Mommy so she would see what a good pup I am. My Mommy said that I did everything really well and that I couldn't have done any better. Clover's Mommy is going to fly to Vancouver to pick up her new pup this week. I am told that Vancouver is real far away. What a lucky pup that is going to be to have a furever home with Clover's Mommy! Good luck Clover's Mommy and the new little pup!
On the way home from the doggy show Mommy stopped in at one of my favourite pet shops. This pet shop has real sentiment meaning to me because that is where I got my monkey from. Mommy was asking them about getting a babble ball. We saw the babble ball in my pal's Caffery's video and we sure would like one. While we were there Mommy bought me a real cozy cushion for my crate. What a lucky pup I am!
I better go now pups because I need my beauty sleep because I have to go to the doggy show again tomorrow.
March 24th 2007 1:24 am
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Today is Friday and I always love Fridays! Mommy came home with a bag with something in it and hid it in her closet. She said it was my Easter gift! I wonder what she bought me???
We are busy getting ready for the doggy show. Yesterday Mommy took our grooming table and a chair to the doggy show to "claim our space". Doggy shows are always like that with people going early to lay our their grooming space. Mommy is set up with my Auntie Lorna. I am really looking forward to seeing Bounce and Reese. Then there is Casper who is a finished champion. I growled at him on doggy school night but I do that to every pup at first to let them know who is boss. I do like him too, he is a rather handsome fellow.
Tonight we went to agility class and there were only two of us. For some reason I am scared of the dog walk and I don't know why. I had been doing it very well and all of a sudden I am scared. There must be new monsters there, yep that is it - new monsters! I am okay going down and going across but I don't want to go up. We were working on that today. We also worked on the weave poles and the bar jump. I did a good job with these!
After I got home from doggy classes I had to have a bath! Mommy said that dirty, stinky pups are not allowed at the show. I think she was exaggerating because I was not dirty or stinky! I do look and smell nice right now!
March 21st 2007 7:15 pm
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I didn't get to make a diary entry yesterday which was so disappointing because I had so much to bark about. My Mommy said she was too tired last night to do my typing. I just don't understand why she couldn't get a bit more energy to type for me. I know she had a busy day but you would think that your pup would be top priority and she would have done it anyways. Let's see, she got up at 6:30 am, worked all day, went directly to another meeting after work and got home about 7:05 pm. She then quickly changed her clothes and put me outside to potty and we were on the road to doggy school by 7:15 pm. We got home about 9:45 pm and then she put me and Jennifer out and feed us our supper. She then had her supper. At this point it was 11:30 pm and Mommy said she was going to bed. The end result was no diary! You pups will have to bear with me if this diary entry is longer because I have to do two days in one.
As I said we went to doggy school last night. I was really wired when I got there because I had no time at all to wear any energy off after Mommy got home. It was outside quick and right into my crate so we could go to doggy school. All the other pups were wired there to. My half sister Bounce is just a young pup and she was in season so she was more wired then normal. My half brother Reese was all upset about Bounce being in season so he was wired. I don't know what was wrong with all the other crazy pups but they were wired too. We had so much fun acting up in class although I don't think the humans liked it much. My Mommy hopes that I got it all out of my system and that I will be calmer for the doggy show this weekend. Mommy called me a "crazy pup".
Tonight had good points and bad points. Mommy decided to torture me again and she was using that Dremel grinder on my nails. I must say my nails are looking better. She said we will grind a bit more off tomorrow. I have been talking about how I have been walking all over the snow banks in my backyard. For some reason I have decided that I have to poop on top of the highest snow bank! I just have to put that poop up there for everyone to see. This bugs Mommy because she can't get up there to do her pooper scooper thing so she said we won't be able to pick those poops up until the snow melts. BOL!!! This afternoon when Mommy let me out I walked on the snow as usual but it wasn't as hard as it had been because it was warm today and I was sinking into spots. I got to the farthest corner of the yard and then I couldn't get back to the door. I forgot which way I had come and I was trying to get back to the door on different routes and I kept sinking too much. I was stranded in the farthest corner of my yard! Mommy wouldn't come out to rescue me either which I thought was pretty mean. She kept encouraging me to come and directing me to the path with the least snow. Finally I got back to the door but for a few minutes I thought I would be stranded out there all night!
I think I have barked enought for today and I will bark at you again another time.