October 14th 2013 8:31 pm
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Momma has been enjoying feeding all the different birds that have been coming around so tonight after dinner there were several left over corn muffins that she took and tossed on the ground by the trees that are outside our bedroom window.
So what’s bad about that? I’ll tell you, it attracted one or more local skunks. Yupper, ole stinky came around and left its perfume right outside our French door. Puffy and I wanted to go and say hello but momma won’t let us. She said something about not wanting us to get sprayed.
Daddy worked on the fence for the court yard today and got some of the posts up. He is moving very slow so we suspect it won’t get finished until maybe late next week so Puffy and I still have time to go find the skunk and see if it wants to be pals with us.
Hugs and kisses,
October 11th 2013 12:02 pm
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We had a big storm blow through yesterday morning. The sky had very black clouds forming and were coming our way when we woke up. Puffy and I hurried outside and did our business and then went back inside for a morning snack. Around 7AM mother nature started blowing strong wind and then decide that wasn’t enough and added rain, hail, sleet and cold temperatures. We were all waiting to see if there was going to be some snow but it didn’t.
Something happened to cause the electricity to go away so we had no TV, internet, lights, water and any of the other modern conveniences that we are used to. In late afternoon daddy got in the truck and drove down to the cluster mailboxes and someone there told him that the windstorm took out the electricity in Zuni, Ramah and some other areas. We were all left in the dark. It finally was restored around 1AM this morning.
Today it is nice and sunny but there is ice all over the place. This is a bad situation because somehow Puffy found some and again threw out his knee cap. He is in pain so momma put him back on the human grade pain medication. The vet told momma this is going to be a chronic condition because surgery can’t be performed on Puffy so each time the knee cap gets popped out, the only thing we can do is medicate him. He had been doing so well, running and playing and it looked like he had recovered. Momma once again wrapped his leg to stabilize the knee and he has been sleeping. I wanted too play with him but momma said “NO” and put Puffy in a crate so I couldn’t jump on him. His leg isn’t all twisted this time so hopefully he will recover quickly with his pain medication and some rest.
I would also like to say THANK YOU for the support and loving words you sent me with the passing of Arleenton, my bunny sister. Puffy and I have enjoyed sharing Arleenton with you but now it is time for her to hop free at the Rainbow Bridge.
Hugs and kisses,
October 9th 2013 6:42 pm
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Pups, today, Arleenton my bunny sister passed away. She was 12 years old and most bunnies don’t live that long. What happened remains unknown as she appeared to be just fine right before we left for California but when we returned and picked her up from boarding at the vet, she was very lethargic. The people at the vet’s office loved her and gave her lots of attention but momma noticed that Arleenton had become nothing but skin and bones and didn’t even want to come out of her cage to play with me.
Momma gave Arleenton her favorite baby food and she did eat a tiny bit but she refused all other foods including fresh greens and fruits. She even refused the salted crackers that she always loved.
Bunnies being prey animals tend to hide their illness so that they don’t appear to be weak. We had a lot of mosquitoes here the last couple of months and they carry a nasty viral disease called Myxomatosis that is always fatal in rabbits. Once the rabbit is bitten, death comes quickly.
Puffy and I got to pay our last respects to her and then Daddy dug a hole right next to where Bay-Ling is buried after which we had a nice grave side service for her.
May she rest in peace and I look forward to being reunited with her someday to resume our feisty tag games. I’m really going to miss my little bunny sister as I loved her a whole lot.
October 8th 2013 7:23 pm
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No sooner did I bark today about loosing my Dogster plus subscription when like magic it re-appeared. Yippee!!!! All my pretty pictures are once again back.
Thank you Techno Dog for fixing everything. If I wasn't so greedy I'd send you some bones, but you know me, I don't like to share. Oh, I know, let me go see if Puffy has any I can take to send to you...
Hugs and kisses,
October 8th 2013 7:15 pm
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What a mess someone made of all of our diary pages. PayPal couldn't process momma's credit card because she had cancel it earlier in the year. Momma knew our subscription was up for renewal so she sent a check to Dogster with a note stating it was for our subscription. On the check she include our account numbers. Dogster cashed the check but Pay Pal canceled our subscription so currently we do not have Dogster Plus.
I WANT ALL MY PRETTY PICTURES BACK!!!!!!!!
October 4th 2013 3:55 pm
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How could the humans put me in jail? I’m royalty you know. It all started early Tuesday morning when they got up before the roosters and loaded up the truck. Simba was put in a medium size carrier and Arleenton was in a tiny one. Puffy and I were forced to ride on a tiny section of the floor behind the front seats. The ride to the vet’s office takes about 75 minutes and before I even had a chance to sniff around, I was taken back behind the doors that no one ever sees what happens. I’ll tell you there were lots of crying dogs and cats begging and pleading to be let go.
Puffy and I were shoved into one jail cell together, while Simba and Arleenton occupied a jail cell of their own. Momma had packed lots of food and treats for each of us along with two stuffies for Puffy and me.
Puffy cried and cried because he thought he was being re-homed again. Me, I just sat there and asked “okay, where are my cookies?” All wouldn’t have been that bad except for I had to have a pedicure and the hair removed from my ears. I don’t like either procedure but after wards, I once again asked “WHERE ARE MY COOKIES?”
Things were a little rougher for Puffy. He is still having problems with the thyroid medication getting it adjusted right so he had to have his blood tested, he was due for a booster shot and he too got a pedicure.
Today the humans came and bailed us out of jail and boy were we happy to see them. In fact, Puffy was so happy to see daddy that he went running towards him (he was on a leash), and right as he came out of the door to the exam room, he was attacked by a huge brown dog. Yes, the dog tried to kill my furbrother. The vet technician who was bringing Puffy out pulled him back by the leash and Puffy scrunched down so the big dog just barely missed grabbing him by the neck. Puffy was so frightened that he peed. The technician took Puffy back into the back and had the vet check Puffy over to make sure he wasn’t hurt. The man who had the two huge brown dogs was elderly and was having issues controlling the dogs because they were too much for him to handle. Momma missed the whole thing because she was putting our stuff in the truck while daddy was collecting us. Puffy was now covered in dirt and pee and had to ride in the truck that way, but at least he wasn’t covered in blood and had no injuries.
Everything was actually pretty good and the people at the vet office really like Arleenton because they hardly ever have a rabbit to look after, especially one who eats baby food - BOL. Simba Blue was unhappy the whole time but it was nice having him there with us.
I heard the humans drove to California for the wedding, then came back through Arizona and daddy decided he wanted to go see Durango Colorado. They drove by the Four Corners monument but due to the Government shut down it was closed. Daddy did a lot of driving this week.
And when I logged onto Dogster I discovered our Dogster Plus membership has gone away. Momma sent a check to Dogster before it was due to expire, but since the old membership was done by Pay Pal when they (Pay Pal) went to automatically renew the membership they discovered that momma had canceled her credit cards so they canceled her subscription. Needless to say momma sent the Dogster team an email asking them to fix everything and to please restore the photos.
It’s good to be home: I need a much needed nap and several cookies now.
Hugs and kisses,
September 30th 2013 5:38 pm
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I got a haircut today along with a bath, ears cleaned and flea stuff put on me. Early tomorrow morning Puffy, Simba and Arleenton will be dropped off at the vet's office for boarding. Momma is NOT happy with this but decided it was the best solution plus we get a "group" discount - BOL, BOL. Their prices are more than reasonable as it is 15 dollars per dog, per night, and 10 dollars per cat. We are guessing it will be 10 dollars for Arleenton also.
I'll bark at you when we get back at the end of the week.
Hugs and kisses,
September 27th 2013 7:55 pm
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Ole Puffy and I were once again locked in the bedroom while the humans went to town and stocked up on canned and boxed goods. Winter is approaching and the weather service is predicting lots of snow and after getting snowed in last year they want to make sure the panty is well stocked. Since the humans are going to the Nephews wedding in California next week they choose not to buy any meats just in case there is a power outage while they are gone. Quite frankly, I think daddy is conditioning momma for when we get boarded. Momma had told daddy that she didn’t want to board us but the humans couldn’t come up with a feasible solution on what to do with us during the wedding and reception, so we are getting boarded. Momma is going to have separation anxiety, as is Puffy. Me, I’ll be just fine as long as I have a steady supply of cookies.
Hugs and kisses,
September 26th 2013 12:31 pm
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Please run into the kitchen and grab yourself a couple of cookies and then hurry back here because I have lots to tell you about what happened yesterday.
Go ahead and get your cookies and I’ll wait until you get back………………………
Okay, are you comfortable? Did anyone think to bring me a cookie or two? Well, never mind, I have lots to tell you so I’ll get started.
Zoe and Fizzy – stop barking at Zaidie and Jelly and pay attention.
Demon and Buddy - stop playing around and settle down.
Petey – now is not the time to tell me you have to go potty. What? Okay – hurry outside and when you come back in I’ll start. If anyone else needs a potty break now is the time to do it.
Mr. Cutter, Pepper and Misty, stop picking on Scooter. Scooter why don’t you come up here and sit by Hobo and me?
Puffy - if you don't stop squeaking that stuffie I'm going to take it away from you.
Winkie - Can you see okay way in the back? I can make room for you up here if you want.
Ceeley - I have a nice soft pillow for you to lay in so your feetsie will be comfortable.
Okay, let's get started: Yesterday, before the rooster even crowed, the humans were up and dressed. It has been getting cold in the early morning hours here in New Mexico but that didn’t stop momma from putting Puffy and me outside to do our business. I don’t know about you, but this pup can not piddle on command and so I wandered back to the French door and waited until they were opened to let me inside the house.
The first thing I noticed when I came back inside was the stairs that are on the side of the bed which allow Puffy and I to have access to the big bed were missing. Momma filled our water bowl, gave Puffy his medication and then we each got a cookie. About this time, daddy came into the bedroom and once again Puffy and I were escorted back outside and told to “do your business”. Shesh, what part of "I DON’T NEED TO GO” do you not understand?
Anyhow, momma had put down one disposable wee-wee pad and two washable one, plus an old blanket on the bedroom floor. She secured the baby gate across the doorway, told Puffy and I to be good doggies and off she left with daddy.
It turns out that the humans drove to Tempe, Arizona which is a little more than five hours away, one way! They went shopping at IKEA, Bed, Bath and Beyond plus stopped at a tile store. Daddy bought shelves for the pantry, bookcases for his media room and granite tiles for the kitchen counters.
In totally, they were gone for more than 15 hours! Yes, Puffy and I were held in prison the whole time so to show our displeasure, we piddled on the floor in the bedroom, not on any of the wee-wee pads or the blanket – BOL. I think the humans should have considered themselves lucky that neither Puffy or I did a number 2 download during our jail time.
Anyhow, we were so happy to see the humans when they got home that our tails wagged and wagged. I ran to momma and asked her what she bought me and do you know what I got? NOTHING! That’s right, I heard momma tell daddy that they should have stopped in at Pet Smart because there was one right by the Bed, Bath and Beyond store, but they didn’t. What kind of humans would lock their loving pups up for hours and then not bring them anything?
Do you all think that is right?
Coco reaches into her growing bone collection and picks out a tasty bone and starts nibbling on it – “Pups, I have been traumatized so I better go lay down now. Let yourselves out and make sure you LEAVE MY COOKIES ALONE.
September 24th 2013 3:38 pm
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There will be no TV at our place until October because daddy backed into the satellite dish and knocked it off its stand. He tried to stand it back upward by propping it up but it no longer receives the satellite signal. Hopefully the dish people will be able to come out before it starts raining again or else there will be no TV until sometime next year – YIKES!!!
Life here in the rural areas is full of complications but on the bright side, it will give Puffy and me something to bark about – BOL.
Hugs and kisses,
PS - It sure would be nice if there were some other FOREVER rosettes in the Dogster gift shop. A BEAUTIFUL set of FOREVER wings would look really nice on my Angel pal's pages. Are you listening Dogster?