January 6th 2014 6:13 pm
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Yup, it's still a cold day here in North Western New Mexico. The sun is shining but the wind continues to blow cold air. The humans and us pups were FORCED to spend another day lounging around under the electric blankets - BOL, BOL. Momma says we need to get out of the lazy mode and get back to being busy with getting the house finished. Somehow there just doesn't seem to be much motivation ever since the code enforcer signed off all the permits and issued the "Okay for occupancy."
Momma found a dress for our Valentines party for me on Ebay. Once again it is one of those place a bid and then wait to see if anyone else outbids you. We have about 4 more days before we know if I get it our not. It's not that real expensive dress that I wanted but it's pretty none the less. This dress is white with flowers on it which will go really good against my lovely black hair.
Hugs and kisses,
January 5th 2014 6:05 pm
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Momma has started deleting some of our long time pals from our PAL LIST because they have become inactive. It's not that we don't love everyone who has ever PALED us, but when the diaries become inactive and the humans don't update us on what is going on, we have no ties that bind the friendship.
Recently momma did the New Years Extravaganza party on Puffy's page and since daddy has told momma that she can not download any thing off the internet after she somehow got her last computer messed us with virus and Malware, so in order for pals to know if they were the pups mentioned in the story, she had to list where some of them were from and even the breed that they were. Doing this takes a lot of work and clicking on icons of pals in our list proved to be time consuming so momma decided to delete those that are not active any longer in order to get the list more manageable.
It only makes sense to delete those who no longer play on Dogster and with this in mind, momma has been struggling with deleting Logan's page also. Logan has been at the Rainbow Bridge for many years now so obviously there will be no more updates on his page. Momma used his page as a means to heal her heart after he had passed away and she feels that has happened. Having Logan's diary was a means for momma to spill out her broken heart and she did. To this day, momma can read the sadness in the pages as she started on Dogster right after Logan had passed so it was more or less remembrances of things that happened in the past or her crying on the pages on how much she missed Logan.
Deleting his page will not mean he is forgotten, as that will never happen, but his page is more or less inactive so why leave it there?
Momma doesn't know what to do - any thoughts on the matter?
January 4th 2014 8:32 am
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I was on the internet on EBAY looking at the pretty dresses and trying to pick out one to order for the Valentines Party when suddenly I found a pretty dress that was screaming for me to buy. I ran and got momma and asked her to bring her plastic money so she could get it for me. Momma looked at it and said it was one of the most beautiful dresses she had ever seen but when she saw the price she said "Do you think I'm rolling in cash Coco? I'm not paying 80 dollars for a dress for you that you will only wear maybe once."
How about we continue to look and find something else for you - okay?
So with a heavy heart, I sat down and looked at all the dresses and even found a few that I was sorta interested in. We clicked on the size chart and discovered that somehow they have altered the sizing chart and now I require a size large. Momma said maybe nothing has changed with the sizing chart but perhaps I needed to cut back on the cookies. I pointed out that I have my winter hair thus increasing my chest size plus many of the dresses were coming from China so sizing was always questionable.
Momma just laughed and said we better start ordering the larger size...
I'M NOT FAT, I'M FLUFFY!!!!!!! Now pass me a cookie and lets go find a pretty party dress for the Valentines party...It has to look good with my new crown and glass slippers - BOL, BOL
December 19th 2013 6:57 pm
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We had another nice sunny day here in New Mexico. The birds, squirrels and chipmunks were gorging out on the seeds that momma put out for them. In fact, today marked the second time one of the "guests" knocked down the larger bird feeder and helped themselves to the bounty within. The humans didn't see who has been doing this so when it was discovered momma righted it back up and this time tied it to a tree - LOL. And speaking of feeding the outside critters, momma discovered it is cheaper to buy a huge bag of whole or cracked corn instead of seeds as it lasts longer. The blue jays really like the corn as does the squirrel. The woodpeckers and smaller birds continue to eat the regular bird seeds so everyone is happy.
The weather forecast is for snow come Saturday and possibly even Sunday but then more sunny skies.
We have been begging momma to let us open some of our presents that secret Santa's sent us so she let us open one. It was filled with lots of really yummy stuff for the humans. There was three kinds of cookies (daddy grabbed the chocolate chip ones and said they were the best cookies he has ever eaten!) and he wouldn't even give me a tiny sample - can you believe that? Momma, who loves peanut butter, tried the peanut butter candies and then couldn't stop. Yup, she really enjoyed them, but at least she shared a tiny piece with me because I too like peanut butter. These candies were super soft and melted in ones mouth. I can't seem to stop thinking about them because they were that good.
Also in the package were three types of breads, fudges even wrapped pressies for Puffy and me (we have to wait until Christmas until we get to open those).
We received another package for a different Secret Santa but momma is making us wait until Christmas to open it. I just love getting pressies.
I would also like to thank everyone who has sent us a Christmas card. This year momma taped them up on the French doors in our bedroom. She choose this place because it's easier to clean the tape residue off glass than walls - BOL. All the pretty cards hanging on the French doors make our bedroom very cheerful. I tried to convince momma to hang so Christmas lights on the same doors but she refused - what a spoil sport.
Hugs and kisses,
December 12th 2013 6:13 pm
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Today as the humans were coming back from the mailbox, daddy drove down the road that is behind our house. Momma was riding shotgun in the passenger seat and off to the left she spotted something moving about. It was a flock of wild turkeys crossing the road.
Quick, look to your right, there is something over there...
Daddy stopped the truck and sure enough there was another flock of wild turkeys headed for the trees. Momma did have her camera with her and tried to take a picture but they were too fast for her. Daddy put the truck in park, and tried to follow them on foot, but they crossed onto someone's property so he had to turn back.
It looks like there are still plenty of turkeys for the taking if anyone wants to come hunt them down.
Now, on to the computer. As you know, momma has been having lots of problems with her computer. She was going to buy a keyboard to plug into her laptop but couldn't find any that she liked at Wal Mart so instead, she bought a new computer. This one is a DELL and it came with Windows 8 loaded into it. Too bad momma doesn't know how to use Windows 8 - BOL, BOL.
She has been on the internet all day long trying to learn how to do stuff - BOL, BOL. Maybe by next year she will have it all figured out.
Hugs and kisses,
December 10th 2013 11:54 am
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We hope that we are back now...Daddy tried to disable the touch pad but in doing so, it also disabled the keyboard – BOL. The only alternative was to upgrade he windows program in hopes that installing it into the computer it would resolve the issues it had, or to leave the keyboard and touch pad disabled but add a plug in or wireless keyboard to momma's labtop. The cheapest fix was to leave the keyboard and touch pad disable and use a wireless add on keyboard that also has a touch pad. Daddy “loaned” momma his wireless keyboard with touch pad to use until they get to town and momma can pick out the kind she wants.
Anyhow, the curser issue appears to be resolved for now but daddy warned that he wrote a program that disabled the touch pad on momma's computer and he isn't sure if the computer will signal out this program as a virus and disable it.
Enough about the computer issue, this morning I begged momma to let me outside to do my business out front because it has the nice sidewalk Puffy and I can walk on without getting our feetsies muddy. We we allowed out for a brief time until we started barking our heads off. Momma wasn't happy about having to come outside and get us because the temps got down into the negative readings so it was pretty cold outside. She called and called but only Puffy went back into the house, I stayed outside barking, so momma had to come out and physically pick me up and take me back inside. About 10 minutes later, momma was in the kitchen and she happened to look out the nice picture window and not more than 25 feet from the house was a huge coyote sniffing around the yard looking for something for it's breakfast. Yes pals, it was making it's self right at home and even ate some of the crackers momma had put out for the birds earlier in the morning.
Momma got some pictures of the coyote stalking one of the Ravens that was also eating the crackers but hasn't downloaded them yet. She said she would post the pictures on my page if they come out.
Hugs and kisses,
December 9th 2013 5:19 pm
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Daddy is unable to fix our computers so we are going off-line until momma either hears from the manufacturer or she buys another computer. We're hoping to get everything fixed soon...
December 6th 2013 10:04 pm
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Just a quick diary entry because momma is still having lots of computer problems - this time the curser is jumping all over the place and when momma tries to type the curser goes someplace other than where it should be and the sentence gets messed up...
So tonight there was a loud crash in the kitchen - yup, the Christmas tree fell over and broke a lot of the decorations (see the two pictures momma posted). What a mess but the worse thing was many of the older ornaments were broken along with one new ornament that we received this year. The new ornament is fixable but the older ones are broken beyond repair :-(
It's a good thing Puffy, Simba and I were in the bedroom when the tree fell of we probably would have been blamed.
Hugs and kisses,
December 2nd 2013 5:14 pm
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Today there was a whole herd of deer walking around our community. Not being a pup that can actually count, I'm guessing there were about 20 or more young deer out looking for Santa. I think they wanted to volunteer to pull Santa's sled. Then too, maybe they were just out taking in the scenery – BOL.
The humans went to town today so of course Puffy and I were forced to stay in the bedroom while they were gone. Momma was really glad to see we didn't piddle anyplace or leave a number 2 down load for her to find.
Weather wise we are expecting high winds tomorrow followed by rain. Right after that we are supposed to have two days of snow and then it is going to be sunny again: I'll believe it when I see it!
Hugs and kisses
November 28th 2013 12:50 pm
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The roar of the Lear jet was deafening as it came in for a landing at the back portion of our property. Puffy and I had been sound asleep on the big bed dreaming about ole HO-HO coming for a visit next month. Of course I was dreaming about all the new treats I would be getting and I’m pretty certain Puffy was counting new stuffies he is expecting.
Anyhow, since we were now awaken, we sat up on the bed and watched as the jet landed perfectly and then shortly afterwards, the propellers stopped. The door opened and out came Zaidie in his captain’s uniform strutting down the stairs looking very handsome I must say. He was followed by Demon Flash Bandit, Angel Zoom Smokey, Frizzy, Buddy, Doo, Austin, Zane, Zoe, Tux, Lacey, Finn, Biscuit, Freckles, Mick, Redford, Nina, Alexandria, Walker, Mazy, Anya, Jelly, Buddha (who was lifted down the stairs by Frank and Joey), Halo, Stella Marie, Van Winkle, Hershey, Cleo, Toto, Quincy, Beanie, Ali, Annie, Riley, Crystal, Jethro, Barney, Harvey, Misty, Pepper, Scooter, Cutter, Finley, Whitley, Ceeley, Ebby, Riley, and so many other pups one had to wonder how they all fit into the Lear jet, but it is the holiday season so anything is possible.
Puffy and I scurried outside to greet our surprise guests and were thrilled to be able to show they around the homestead.
“Hi pals! This is a wonderful surprise. What brings you all out to New Mexico on this Thanksgiving morning?” I asked no one in general.
“Oh we were out joy riding and decided to stop by and see if we could catch some of those wild turkeys that you and Puffy had seen” replied Zaidie.
“Well we only saw the flock once and it was right down the road. Why don’t I take you to where that was and then you can wander about and try to find them?”
“This is going to be so much fun! Let’s go” said Demon in his haste to taste some fresh birds. You know he has a motto that the only good bird is the one that is being eaten – BOL.
“Hold on there big guy” I said to Demon and the rest of the pups, we have to do this carefully because the humans around here tend to own guns and aren’t shy about using them, if you know what I mean. Let’s form groups of six or so and scout out areas surrounding where they were last seen and maybe we can surround them thus capturing several for our lunch.” I also warned them about staying out of the cattle range because we had observed a pack of coyotes several days ago so it’s probable that the rancher was watching that area carefully and would take a dim view on having another pack of canines visiting his cattle.
Right before I left with our visitors, I whispered in Puffy’s ear that maybe he and Buddha might be better off staying home and getting the BBQ ready for our feast. I know Buddha would be disappointed but rural unpaved roads, plus, tramping around in the wooded areas just isn’t the place for a pup and his wheelchair. “What about Halo?” Puffy asked Coco. “You know she is deaf so maybe she too should stay here with me.” “No, let her come with us and I will be careful to always keep an eye on her so she doesn’t get separated from the rest of the group. If our momma can be out here and she can’t hear, then I think Halo will be okay.” “Buddha’s humans paid a lot of money for his wheelchair and I would hate for it to get messed up so let make sure he is kept busy but in areas where he can easily move about in his wheelchair.”
Coco then went to Buddha and told him that Puffy wasn’t coming on the hunt with us and wondered if Buddha would like to help him get the BBQ set up and ready for the upcoming feast. Buddha, being the easy going pup that he is, readily agreed to stay behind and help his pal with the task of getting everything ready for lunch. With that being settled, Coco got the rest of the pups into various groups and headed off to where the flock of wild turkeys had last been seen.
“Come on Buddha, let me show you where the BBQ grill is and then we will go get some wood and coals and fire it up so it is nice and hot for roasting turkeys on.” Puffy said.
“But Puffy, what are we going to do if the hunting parties fail to find any turkeys? Buddha asked.
“That’s a very good question Buddha, but I think we will be okay because I have a plan” replied Puffy. Let’s go into the kitchen and take the turkey out of the refrigerator along with the prime rib roast and some other goodies that momma has in there, she will never even miss them.” “Besides, momma is always saying Coco and I have to learn how to share so that’s what we are doing” Puffy said, and with that, they cleaned out the refrigerator of all the MEATZ™ and other goodies they found and headed back to the BBQ.
What seemed to be hours later, all the other pups came back to the house but none had any turkeys or other MEATZ™ with them. Hot, sweaty, and tired but quite content with their adventure, they lined up for drinks of water in the many bowls that had been put down for them. Suddenly, Ebby stopped drinking and started sniffing the air. “I smell MEATZ™ she said as she took off in a hurry towards the smell that was drifting in the air. Of course the very mention of MEATZ™ caught the attention of the rest of the pack and they too followed Ebby to where Puffy and Buddha were busy cooking all types of yummy MEATZ™ for their Thanksgiving meal. You should have seen Ebby’s beady eyes; they were budging out of her head as she took in the prepared feast. Not being one to be shy, she jumped up on a bench and then clambered onto the table holding a plate full of sausages, snagged one for herself and then jumped off the table with her treat and ran off to enjoy it without having to share with anyone – that’s so like her – BOL.
By now there was quite a crowd hanging around the BBQ and drooling uncontrollably as they eyed all of the food that had been prepared for them. Everyone was invited to take anything that they wanted and without further encouragement, they dived into the food. Professor Chester barked several times to get everyone’s attention and then said grace before he grabbed a turkey leg for himself. Zaidie was holding court with all the lovely female dogs as they all thought he looked really dapper in his Captains uniform and by the look of things; Zaidie was really enjoying all the attention – BOL.
Finley and Whitley wanted to know where the swimming pool was and were disappointed when we told them that we didn’t have one; however they forgot all about the pool when the prime rib was served – BOL.
Buddy one of our Canadian pals was very determined to catch his own dinner and was busy chasing the squirrels with Mazy as his helper. They made a awesome team chasing and barking after the squirrels. And speaking of barking, Jelly, Zoe and Fizzy were having a contest to see who could bark the loudest. I’m still having trouble hearing from all their barking and can’t for the life of me determine who barked the loudest.
Our pal Doo hasn’t been feeling well lately so she got to lie on a nice soft mattress and had yummy potatoes, gravy and shredded turkey for dinner. We made sure there was no skin on her turkey and that she had lots of water to drink. We were so happy that she was able to come to our house for Thanksgiving!
Soon, all the food was eaten and the pumpkin pies were served. The sun was going down on the horizon and it was time for Zaidie and the other pups to say good-bye and head home. Coco took Zaidie aside and asked him why Hobo, Luna and Milo weren’t with him and he said that he had texted Hobo but didn’t get a response so he didn’t make the trip to San Diego. This saddened Coco but she knows Hobo’s human has started a new job and has been busy with things that only humans do, so she was understanding. Hopefully he will find a way to come visit during Christmas.
Zaidie slowly boarded his Lear jet and the stairs were maneuvered back into the bowels of the plane. The propellers were started and soon the jet lifted up into the darkening sky. It was a wonderful Thanksgiving that we had with all of our pals until momma discovered all the food in the refrigerator was missing but you don’t want to hear about all the screaming and adult words she used upon this discovery, now do you as it would ruin a perfect day.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our pals! We love you all!!!
PS – Last chance for a Holiday card – If you haven’t sent us your home address please do so now so you can be added onto our card list. We would really love to send you a card with our picture on it.
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