September 21st 2008 9:14 pm
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this is a cautionary tale for everyone on how being a big baby can really ruin your day............
so i've got some bad allergies going on right now as well as an ear infection and I see mom walking towards me with something in her hand of course I just know she's gonna clean my ears or spray that stuff on my belly so I went jetting out the doggie door toot sweet (outsmarted her, I did) ......
mom feigned confusion as why I would run from her and grabbed our leashes to take Dickens & I for a walk ...... well, let me tell you, she's pulled this stunt before and there is no way I was gonna fall for it again ...(come running back in all happy and doofy ready for a walk only to be scooped up and tortured with ear cleanings)....... so try as she might, I would not allow mom to coax me back into the house by jingling the leash and saying 'let's go for a walk TJ' .......... i'm just too smart for that ....... so i turn around to do a little 'lawn watering' and ya' know what that horrible woman does? she leaves out the front door to take Dickens for a walk! Just Dickens! Not Me! She really left without me! Left me home all alone!! What the?!?!?
So let this be a lesson everyone ~ yes, our peeps can be wily and tricky at times trying to coax us into doing things we might not want to do, but then again, they may just be trying to take us for a walk
May 25th 2008 8:45 pm
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Yadda yadda yadda, blah blah blah ~ Dickens came in 2nd ~ all hail Dickens ~ Dickens is so cute ~ Dickens is so sweet .........arghhhhh!?!?! Can't a beagle with an impressive sausage-esque physique and a veritable library of quirks and nuerosis get a little love?!?!?
BOL! Just kidding! I'm so very proud of my brother and bestest buddy in the whole wide world! I am so proud of him and ya' know what? Mom's gonna make him share everything with me anyway! Bahahahahahahaha!!!
It's a good day! :-)
May 3rd 2008 8:17 pm
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I'm TJ. My rescue name was Thor, but FM thought that was waaaaay too big a name for a little guy like me! I was on the euthanasia list at the pound (my yucky former owners just left me there knowing full well I was to be put to sleep the very next day). FM was at the kennel to pick up a little girlie to foster named Mindy, but when she walked past my kennel and saw how unbelievably sad I looked, she decided, 'what the heck' i'll foster them both! :-) YEY for me!
So Mindy & I get home and there's this goofy red-headed guy there already. Mom had told Mindy & I in the car that the red head, Dickens, was a very sweet pup, but didn't like to play with other doggies, so not to take it personally.
Mindy was FM's 21st foster doggie and I was #22 ~ Dickens had never shown any interest in playing before....... well, in I walk and *poof* wrestle-mania begins! :-)
Mommy fostered me for close to 2 months with no interest in anyone adopting me :-( , yes, I have a lots of quirks and neurosis, but i'm about the most loveable doggie ever! FM saw how nicely I was settling into her house and loved the fact that Dickens and I were instant friends, so she figured, 'eh, what the hey', 2 dogs can't be much harder than one, right? She went and signed my adoption paperwork that same day!
I love my home and although I still worry 'bout just about everything (mommy calls me her little old man), I think I have it pretty good here. I have a best friend to play with every day, lots of furniture to lay around (and shed on), plenty of food (being part beagle, can you ever have enough food though?), and a mommy that loves me dearly.
Although she refers to Dickens and I as 'her boys' all the time, I know the real story. She chose Dickens and Dickens chose me! YEY!
Mom says that we've brought her more joy and happiness than she could ever hope to return to us. She still fosters other doggies (and cries like a big ole' baby whenever they get adopted), but thinks she's the luckiest gal in the world to have us! Don't tell her, 'cause I don't want it going to her head, but we sorta think we're the lucky ones! :-)
Oh, and my name, TJ stands for Tazmanian Jellybean 'cause mommy says i'm 1/2 holy terror and 1/2 very sweet. :-)
Here's another of mom's favorite stories! :-)
Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.
One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.
He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"
The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."
"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.
To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."
Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"
At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference to that one."