Favorite Food: Kuma's latest fascination has been cottage cheese, string cheese, cheddar cheese, semisoft cheese... did I say CHEESE!!! Oh yeah, cheese is the bestest thing in the world!!!
Favorite Walk: Everywhere!!!
Best Tricks: Sitting on Pappy's remote control and turning off the TV!!
Arrival Story: We drove about 3-4 hours to see a breeder in Bakersfield. When we got to the house, we sat down for the interview. One of them brought Kuma and put him on my lap. He gave a big wet sneeze and laid quietly on my lap listening to our conversation and looking up at me. I couldn't help to notice what an adorable little face he had. By the end of the interview, it got decided that he was going to be ours. We left him there, so we could make the preparations for his arrival. We visited him in two weeks. Then, we picked him up two weeks later and brought him home!!
Bio: Kuma was born in Louisiana. His breeders decided that it was better to bring him to California once they decided that he was going to be a pet. They figure it would be easier to place him with a good family in California than Louisiana right after Hurricane Katrina.
It's my third birthday, today!! It feels like any other day, but everyday, I feel special! I get to snuggle with momma and pappy on the couch. I get to sleep in the room with them. I have my own bed, but I like it better that way. I get tons of hugs and kisses from momma. I get to play with pappy all the time. I get walks every day and I get to sniff grasses and bushes. Momma always looks pleasantly surprised at how cute I am. She gets me all kinds of chewy treats and lets me have a bunch at a time. I have so many toys, my toy basket is overflowing. I got two sets of the greatest grandpawrents any pup could ever desire. All three luv me in their way. I used to have the greatest great grandma that I called A-mah. She thought I was the best behaved dog in the world. I miss her greatly and I just learned that our birthday is only two days apart. :)) I am also loved by all the other family and friends who have known me. I couldn't have asked for a better pack.
I am on the couch snuggled between momma and pappy watching TV. My butt is touching momma's. Sometimes, I snuggle really, really close to pappy, though.
I know mommy feels really guilty that she hasn't done anything for me this year, but I understand. She's had a lot on her mind lately. With pappy having surgery and then, not feeling well, she's had to deal with a few extra things. I don't mind because pappy has been home with me all day long. We just nap together. It's just great. I love having my family home.
Momma says that I am a great doggie and she is always making sure that I know she loves me. Pappy acts like I haven't gotten to his heart, but I know I've got his soft side. For that, I feel I am a lucky puppy.
Kuma's been tagged by Kaya!
I have to say seven facts about me, then tag 7 more doggies!
7 Fun facts about me(Kuma):
1. I go crazy when I see another dog
2. I was born in Louisiana and I live in California
3. I love cottage cheese
4. I think my other name is "HowCute!"
5. I love to lick
6. The best part of my life is to sit next to momma and pappy on the couch at night
7. I'm on a food rotation of 10 different kibbles!
7 puppers I tag:
RaJa Babu Always, SDBH
Uffff... Finally the Holidays are over! We had a very busy season! Never seen such commotion before. We spent Thanksgiving at my momma's mom's house. Momma cooked two turkeys. She snuck a couple of pieces for me after they were done eating. Yummmm...
I got to hang out with momma and her cousin, Auntie Melissa. I love her. She invited me to go out with them a Friday night. We went to this really loud place where they ate dinner and I got yummy treats that momma brought for me. Then, we went shoe shopping. I mean, momma and auntie went shoe shopping. I got all kinds of attention. People were stopping momma to ask about me.
A couple of days later, momma, pappy and I dropped her off at the airport. She came to stay with momma Grandma, who we call Amah! Apparently, she had a surgery and she has been healing from her ouchies. After the airport, we went to visit another cousin of momma, Uncle Kelvin. We ended up meeting up with Uncle Charlie, his wife Auntie Michelle and this adorable little two legged girl Sofia. We hung out in Santa Monica and I got plenty of attention. Uncle Charlie was amuzed by my ability to get attention from strangers. BOL!
Pappy hung out with me for a week. Then, for X-mas, we went to Prescott, AZ to hang out with my other set of granpawrents. Boy, it was cold. It even rained when we arrived. It was so cold that momma didn't want ot take me out. I had to go really badly, so I went in the living room, right by the tree. Shhhhh... Grandpop still doesn't know... At least, I don't think he know... He hasn't banned me from the house, yet. My poor momma had to clean that spot... twice... ugh... I had a tummyache... Next day, momma gave me canned pumpkin and issue was resolved. I got to snuggle by momma the whole weekend. I loved it! We also walked around the house. I got to be off leash... It was so much fun!!! We finally had to go back home.
Momma had to work for a few days. Then, we spent New Year's Eve at her friend, Auntie Tessa's house. I had to hang out with this really fun, but bratty girl named Kona. We got our pawrents all confused with our names. I kept thinking that Kona's dad was calling me. I listened to every comand that he gave me, but he kept looking at Kona. Go figure... humans.... weird... Kona and I got to play until we both got tired and we snuggled with our moms. The dads were acting weird. One, mine, was hitting these plates with a stick while looking at the TV. Kona's dad was holding this interesting shaped toy and he kept moving his fingers in different directions while looking at the TV. The TV had this really weird show with two lanes of colorful blocks and playing really loud music. They kept saying something about Rock Band... whatever it was, it made us go home really late.
Then, with almost no sleep for me and momma, we left in the morning to my Auntie Bei's home. I got to visit with my cousins Ricey & Leche. R&L didn't want anything to do with me. Auntie Bei said that L was out of her element with me there. Momma and Auntie Bei were dressed in cardinal and yellow. They said something about going to a Rose Bowl... Must be some sort of food stuff with roses in a bowl. I never knew momma and Auntie Bei liked to eat roses. They were very excited. They even dressed me, R & L with a red shirt that says SC Trojans. Don't even get me started with Trojans... Well, it was cool. Momma & Auntie Bei were surprise and preplexed. They got home and the gate was on the floor. Ricey and I got the run of the house. Leche stayed in the kitchen because she was afraid to step over the gate. I ain't talkin' about what happened. I know R & L won't talk either. We agreed to take this secret to our graves.
Now, momma is off for the next week and I get her all for myself, like always!