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Happy 2009

January 1st 2009 12:32 pm
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Hey all! so I haven't been writing a lot these days because they were mostly uneventful. We had a nice christmas and we even had a piñata! I'd never seen one! but then the humans started beating on it with a stick and I got scared. What if I was next?

Anyway, it seems a lot of bloggers (us doggies included) only post when they have adventures to talk about, and most adventures involve some sort of distress or nasty situations.

For instance, exactly one year ago, I had complications from my spaying which landed me in a pet hospital for emergency surgery and my life hung by a thread for a few days. However I managed to pull through and now, one year later, it's just a horror story my humans like to tell, only to follow it with a diatribe about how they are still pro-spaying. Me, I don't mind, because I know they wouldn't let anything happen to me; so I trusted them and it all worked out fine.

So, as a new year extends ahead of us, I wish all my friends the best, a great year filled with success and happy-ending adventures, because even if they do start with some nastiness, as long as us doggies and our humans are together and strong, we will get through and everything will turn into happy memories, stories to tell years from now.

So once again, happy new year and might this one be the one where you (and us) tackle and conquer many projects, however difficult they might seem!

Woof!

 

The cold!

November 20th 2008 8:31 am
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Hey all! so, here in Mexico weather is somewhat crazy. Just two weeks ago it was hot and us doggies would get tired from our walks. Now, however it's been pretty cold! so at night I cuddle in my bed with a blanket mom lets me use. But it's not warm enough! so I usually crawl into bed with mom & dad at about 2 AM and stay there. When they go to work I wish I could stay inside and under the warm blankets! but they don't let me! so out in the cold I have to stay.

It's not REALLY that cold, but my coat is shorter than Bela's or Aullido's, so that's why I'd rather stay under a cozy blanket. Aullido, you would think he's lucky, what with all that hair he has; he even sleeps on the cold floor most days! crazy dog! but guess what: Mexico is after all a tropical country, and this cold weather will only last for a few weeks. After that it's back to the usual blazing heat and I'll see Aullido panting away while I'm fresh as a lettuce! LOL!

see ya'll!

 

Birthday presents!

November 4th 2008 10:37 am
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Hello all! Sorry for not writing for so long but sometimes mom & dad don't let me use the computer, especially if my paws are dirty.

Anyway, I just had a birthday this past November 1st! I'm now 3 years old. Mom & dad say I'm still acting like a puppy, I bet they don't remember when I used to eat shoes and books; I don't like them all that much now.

Coincidentally, here in Mexico we celebrate the Day of the Dead on November 2nd; so as part of my birthday celebrations we went running in the forest, then mom & dad spent most of the day with us doggies, but we were really tired so we mostly slept; later that day many kids came trick or treating and I got to bark at them (I bet they think I had a great costume).

Mom put up an altar with offerings, like every year; she says it keeps the dead from bothering her, but it didn't keep us dogs from trying to eat all the food. I mean, it's there lying on a plate within tongue's reach! what did they expect us to do?

Anyway the best present for me was being with my family; here's looking forward to many more years with them. See ya'll!

 

The tick!

October 27th 2008 1:59 pm
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“Don't do good deeds that look bad” this lesson I learnt the bad way.
We were getting ready for our trip to grandpas house, me & Bela were sneaking on Mom while she was preparing our food for the day, I was just above Bela when I saw it!
Just on the lower part of Bela's right ear, the thickest tick ever, it was so huge that it made me mad, picking on ol'dear Bela, nasty tick!

I told Bela not to move, that I was going to take it off her, but she somehow misinterpreted and thought I was biting and cried and Dad came and dragged me off her, and Mama took Bela to the kitchen and sent Aullido to the back yard to safety as if I were a crazy hound! I was so freaked out by their reaction and of curse they scolded me like mad!

Well, aftermath says I did bit Bela, just a scratch but there was blood, and Dad decided it was best to take her to get a professional opinion from the vet. He said it was no big deal but antibiotics were prescribed along a daily cleaning. At least I got their attention 'cause while they were looking at the bite they discovered the nasty thick-tick and take it off her so mission accomplished. now we all will get some frontline as tick prevention treatment.

Afterward I was forgiven and allowed to get near Bela again, I tried to be a good dogie for the rest of the day... I hope they will eventually get I was just doing a good deed!

Hey! Please vote for my entries to the Coolest Cat & Dog Show 2008!

 

The pool

October 3rd 2008 8:37 am
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Hey! I haven't been here for a while! here I am to tell you about a nice weekend we had about 3 weeks ago! it was a national holiday long weekend, so mom & dad packed us up in the car and drove away. We went to this place about 1:30 hours away, called Cocoyoc, where a great-aunt of us has a house. It's very different from grandpa's house; the place we went to was tropical, rainy-wet and with lots of plants.

So we arrived at our destination and whee, there was this huge yard with spongy grass! so we got to run around for a while.

There was also a pool, and mom & dad kept saying I should take a dip. So I went and it was blue and looked solid enough. So I probed the surface with my front paws. But it gave, because it was really some sort of plastic cover (why do they put covers on pools?), and I fell inside the pool! it's the second time it's happened to me. Still I was a bit scared so I surfaced and got out with a bit of help from dad.

However Aullido, who was watching the entire scene, also decided to see what was up with the pool and he fell inside as well! he's a bit smaller than I am so he had a tougher time getting out, but dad dragged him to a small staircase where he managed to get out. He's an OK swimmer anyway! but he came out looking all wet and skinny. Long haired dogs are so weird!

Later that day dad got in the pool, to show us it was OK. He would dive and disappear and I was worried. So eventually I decided to give it another try and jumped in. It was a bit cold! dad tried to hold me so I wouldn't sink, but hey, all dogs can swim (doggie-style!) so I was OK. However I didn't really like it, so I tried to swim to the edge of the pool. Dad was a bit mean and kept me near the center, but when he realized I wasn't having any fun, he helped me get out of the pool.

So there, I can say I have tried it and I don't really like deep water. Deep enough to touch my belly is just fine, thank you!

 

My tummy again!

July 29th 2008 11:48 am
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Hey all! I haven't written in a while because we were remodeling part of the house and I was in no mood to be at the computer. But it's all done now! however I haven't been feeling so well, I started having tummy aches again. It was so bad that I couldn't sleep last night; I also kept mom & dad up most of the night. But I couldn't help it! it hurt so I groaned and kept shifting to find a comfortable sleeping position.

When morning came we had slept less than 3 hours, we were all groggy and bleary-eyed. Still, mom & dad decided I should go see the vet, so off we went. The vet always insists on putting me on the examination table (a feat given my 115 pounds), but other than that it was fine, he gave me some medicine, which I hate! but said that I would probably be fine. He did babble something about me not getting any more treats or greasy food, but I think he was joking! so I went home and I have to be on medicine for another week, and then have some tests done on my poop because the doctor is concerned that I'm having stomach trouble too often. Hey, let him be disemboweled like I was a few months ago and see how *HE* does! LOL! well see ya'll, back to catching up on my beauty sleep!

 

The race!

June 23rd 2008 8:46 am
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Hey all! yesterday I ran my first ever official road race and I´m still thrilled!

So, mom & dad learned about this dog & owner 5-k race, and ran to sign us up. Bela got paired with mom, I got paired with dad. Dad's a pretty slow runner so I wasn't entirely happy with that part, but hey, it sounded like fun!

We got to pick our race bibs on saturday, along with a vet check for us doggies. We came out OK, but there were SO many dogs! hundreds and hundreds of dogs, all races, all sizes and all kinds of owners. I was beside myself with glee, making friends everywhere, but Bela was a bit overwhelmed; I don't think she's ever seen so many dogs together.

On race sunday, we got up at the crack of dawn and headed down to the race course, which is in a very nice part of town. This time, all 2000+ runners and dogs were there for the race! We got to meet small and large dogs (some even larger than me). Mom & dad put numbers on their chests, as well as smaller ones for Bela and I, which were attached to our collars and leashes. I felt so sporty! Eventually we got all inside a corral and waited for the race to start.

Off we went! I was very happy and tried to go play with other dogs, and chase squirrels, and whatnot, but mom & dad were pretty focused on running. Bela was still a bit concerned about so many dogs and so she was trotting along cautiously.

After a while (about 2km dad says) I realized this was going to be quite a bit longer so I settled into an easy pace. Dad could barely keep up with me, he's so slow! Bela on the other side was having trouble keeping up with mom. Luckily we stayed together as a pack and eventually we started passing other couples who were already walking. I guess all our trail running paid off!

Eventually, though slower than Mom expected, and faster than Dad would have wanted, we got to the finish line, where a large crowd cheered and greeted us! I was really happy, so was Bela (who was glad to have finished, I guess she was a bit nervous) and mom & dad.

After that we got to the recovery area where we mingled and met a lot of other dogs who had raced or walked the course, and even a couple who got sick running and needed veterinary help. Luckily it appears there were few cases. It's odd because Bela and I did just fine and we barely trained for the race! but mom & dad say we're in really good shape nevertheless.

All in all it was an amazing day for us, we had loads of fun and we're already looking forward for the next dog race!

Oh and I got a shiny golden medal! only it's not tasty so I can't eat it. See ya'll!

 

Tummy and races!

June 16th 2008 4:23 pm
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Hey all! so it turns out I had to go to the hospital after all. My tummy had been hurting all week, I was in a bad mood already and I bit Aullido on saturday. He wanted to eat my food!

After a long sunday walk I started feeling terrible. I threw up and was feeling dizzy, didn't want to eat and was drooling from the nausea. I looked so bad, that mom & dad took me to the hospital. On the way there and while waiting for our turn (first come, first served on sundays), I threw up 4 times and had 5 bouts of diarrhea, some of them with blood, and the last few were completely liquid.

So in we went, and this very nice doctor massaged my tummy (felt awful, I was in a lot of pain) and declared I had a revolution going on in there. So a full-fledged intestinal infection. He gave a couple of shots (they kinda tickle) and gave mom & dad a huge prescription for 2 antibiotics and 2 stomach stabilizers. I started taking them that very day, and not a moment too late, because I started expelling gas and nasty, red liquid from my arse. After my intestines were completely empty I felt a bit better and was able to sleep all day and all night.

The next day dad called in sick (I'm the sick one you know) to dog sit. I started feeling better and at least I was hungry again! so I guess those medicines do work! in my case I think it was the TLC I got from mom & dad that made me better. So much better that they signed me up for a dog-and-owner race next week! whee! that's nice because right when I was getting better, Aullido got sick from the bite I gave him, and mom & dad have been TLC'ing him instead. Wah, I want my humans! still, I get to go run with them! so off to train for the race! see ya!

 

tummy aches!

June 3rd 2008 8:34 am
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Hey all! so i've had a pretty fun couple of weeks! 2 weekends ago mom ran a roadrace, and I got to go watch and cheer on her! though I was quite worried when she started running because I had to stay behind with dad. Maybe if he wasn't such a wuss and had trained for the 10-miler. His excuse is that I can't run that much because the pavement would hurt my paws. But I'd really like to try!

Then, last weekend we got to go trail running. I broke my old record and ran 18km! so there ya have it, I can perfectly run 10 miles or more. We got treated to some gorgeous views and more importantly a full day's worth of sleep afterwards.

However on monday I woke up with a bit of a tummy ache. I didn't want dad to notice because I was embarrassed but eventually he caught on the fact that I was having a start of diarrhea. So now mom & dad are worried and are talking about taking me to the hospital, I don't wanna because they'll give me a hard time about the bit of nasty food I ate and I'm not telling anyone about ;) hopefully I'll get better today and mom & dad will be more at ease.

So I'll just be eating my kibble! see ya all later!

 

Tallulah's famous quotes

April 4th 2008 1:58 pm
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Hey! I'm still a pup, let me sit on your lap.
Got milk?
(Before nibbling a wire and getting an electroshock) This smells good! And its hot too! Maybe has some pepper in it!
(After falling from bed while sleep turning) Hey where am I? Who am I?
Seriously, is that the highest you can hide stuff from me? Pleeeeeeeeas!
Hey you're on my pillow!
I'm cold, wanna sleep under the covers between Mom & Dad.

 
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