September 17th 2012 12:42 pm
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Yes, I wished myself a Happy Birthday... BOL:D But I really didn't have to cause I had so many wishes from all my pals. Thank you all for the birthday wishes and gifts, I really appreciated them:)
Mom made my day pretty special, which I was kind of surprised only because of Echo being sick. When mom got home from church, I went to the barn with her. Still not allowed to run around, but mom wasn't long, and it was nice and cool so I just watched from the car. From there mom took me for my birthday treats... hamburger and vanilla frosty... YUMMY!!!! Mom was surprised that I actually took my time and enjoyed it:) After I finished my goodies, we went to the park to play. I chased the ball and played on the climbing stuff with mom, but didn't want to go down the slide this time. I had sooo much fun playing with mom and I was really happy that she tried to make my day special:) She promised that we'll get to PetSmart sometime soon and I can pick out my own toy and she said she'll be sure Echo doesn't take it from me!
Speaking of Echo, I don't think mom had a chance to update everyone, but she is doing better. The last time she vomitted was Sunday at 5am. She's actually eating the dry food on her own so no more force feeding by mom. She's even back to her old fiesty self when we play, but mom still doesn't let us run like nuts or get too rough. She said she wants to give Echo a few days just to be sure all is good. I'm glad my sissy is feeling better.
I'm not sure what all I have going on this week. I know I'm going to Country Meadows for a visit on Wednesday and to the mountains for the weekend, but other than that, I have no idea. Oh, I did hear that we're suppose to have some pretty nasty weather tomorrow so batten down those hatches so you don't blow away!
Thanks again, you all made my day:)
September 12th 2012 6:03 am
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When mom came home from work yesterday I ran to the car to see if Echo was with her since she left with her in the morning, but she wasn't. Mom said she was still at the vet and that she wasn't doing to good. Poor sissy, I really wish there was something I could do to help. Mom tried to take my mind off of it so she took me for a walk and that was nice.
Later in the night, mom and dad went and picked up sissy from the vet. She doesn't stay overnight cause she doesn't like being alone and tears out her IV and wrecks the crate. Plus, I know I would feel better being at home instead of there too. I was happy to see her when she got home and she seemed better. She had a spring in her step and she even went for the frisbee, but mom said no way to that. She was doing good until about 930pm then she got sick. She got sick again before bedtime at 1130pm so mom camped out in the living room with and I did too. Mom says she's nervous that maybe I'm sensing something more serious with Echo then there appears because earlier in the night when I was out with Echo, I wouldn't come back when mom called us and then I spent the entire night in the living room with them and I never did that before. Mom's hoping that I didn't come to her because she looking funny in the shadows with a bunch of stuff in her hands and the reason I stayed in the living room all night was just because I love sissy and wanted to comfort her instead of being jealous. I know why I did what I did but because I can't talk, unfortunately I can't tell mom. All I can say is that I want my sissy to be better and please put your paws together and say lots of prayers for her.
Thank you to everyone who has sent POTP and get well wishes to her already. It does help and it's great to know we have such good pals out there.
September 11th 2012 12:32 pm
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Hello all! I'm back from the mountains, although not happy about it:( First I'd like you all to put your paws together and say some prayers for my sissy Echo again. She got sick yesterday several times and is down at the vet getting treatment as we speak. Poor sissy is always getting that pancreantitis stuff. I'm sure glad that isn't contagious! Check out Echo's page because I'm sure mom will post on how she's doing.
Okay, onto what I've been up to. As you know, we went to the cabin for a week. We arrived the Friday before Labor Day and didn't come home until this past Sunday. We had fun, even though we didn't do anything real exciting. We did the usual - riding in Kubota, running around the field and moutains, swimming at the covered bridge, chilled on the porch in the morning and on the patio at night. Some of the stuff worth mentioning. First of all, you know I'm not big on sitting on the front porch in the morning. Not sure why, but mom always tries to get me to come out and I really don't want to. The couple days I did, I was quick to go back in cause the giant horse flies (B2 bombers as mom calls them) kept flying around and mom was swapping them with the swatter. You know me, that scared me so in the cabin I went! I bet mom killed like 100 of them! Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a little, but it was a lot! We also saw a mommy deer and her baby one time when we were running in the woods. Mom was proud of us cause we didn't chase them. I never would do that cause that means I would be too far away from mom and you know that's not happening! We also hung out with mom at the tree for about an hour and it was nice and peaceful:) Dad's friend from work, Kerry, and his girlfriend Leigh came up from Saturday to Monday. They were really nice, but I didn't like when all of them shot guns on Sunday for what seemed like forever, but mom said it was only 2-3 hours. Echo is nuts cause she kept barking to go out with them. Not me! I was hiding in the bedroom. I don't like guns at all!!!! But cause we were so good when we had company, mom gave us some ice cream one night and it was yummy:D
Dad's other friend from work, Carl, and his wife Deb came by Thursday morning for a few hours. They are really nice and went with us to the property. I ran around and played with Echo until it got too hot, then mom made us go sit under the truck. She got mad at me a couple of times cause I kept following around behind the tractor panting and mom said I needed to go lay down. I just wanted to hang with her, but I know she was just looking out for me. We did get to go swimming at the bridge when mom was done cutting and that was lots of fun! Even though the creek was really low and the deep hole wasn't that deep. Saturday my Brett came to the cabin. This was the first time he's come to the cabin when I was there and it was sooo nice to see him! He didn't get there until later Saturday and it was raining so we didn't get to do anything, but it was still nice to have him there.
Sunday we had to go home and we were all moody. Mom and dad were tense and not wanting to go home and me and Echo were depressed cause we love the mountains and hate going home where there are boundaries and all that poopy kind of stuff. Mom did make it a little better though cause she let us go swimmy and then played frisbee. That was our last swimmy in the pool for the year cause they closed the pool yesterday:( But mom promised that we'll go to Coleen's a few times until we open the pool next year.
Last night I went to Manor Care. It was Echo's turn, but since she was sick, she couldn't go. I liked seeing all my friends and they were happy to see me. A couple of them gave me big hugs and mom said I'm such a good firl for standing there and letting them hug me. What can I say, I love my peoples:) We stopped by the barn on the way home so mom could change the wrap on Sophie's leg, but I had to stay in the car. This barn doesn't allow doggies... stupid rule if you ask me! Then of course when we got home, it was all about Echo. She didn't get sick again, but mom was feeding her every 30 minutes or so just like the vet said. Mom did let me lick her fingers though and gave me a few treats. I have no idea why Echo doesn't like that special food cause it's yummy and I love it!
Mom said I have a visit with Danny this weekend, but other than that, nothing much happening this week. I'm sure it will be all about Echo until she's feeling better. Mom is constantly cuddling with her and I know she would do the same for me, but still, I do get jealous. I know, I know, Echo's sick and needs that so I'm trying my best not to get too jealous.
I hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday and let's all enjoy the change in the weather and the beauty of the fall:)
August 27th 2012 8:59 am
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I had a pretty nice weekend, except for the very start of it. Mom and grandma went to play cards Friday night and we were heading up to the cabin when they were finished. Little did I know that they would finish until 2:00 a.m.! HELLO MOM... 2:00 a.m. is not a time to head to the cabin cause I'm in the middle of my sleep! I couldn't believe it when mom came home at that time and loaded us up in the car. I was sooooo tired and I tried to sleep in the car, but you know how that goes. When we finally got to the cabin at 3:30 a.m. I was in bed before mom even finished unpacking. Boy I hope mom never does that again!
Saturday you can guess that we all slept in cause of our late arrival. Mom was first up and she went out to cut grass. She got grandma up and she sat on the patio with us while mom cut grass. I would go check on mom from time to time and run behind the tractor, but for the most part, I just chilled on the patio. It was a beautiful day and not too hot either for a change. After mom was done cutting we just relaxed a bit then her and grandma left for dinner. Mom was too tired to cook and I don't blame her. Us doggies just chilled while they were gone. Mom even let Echo out of crate and she did good:) When they got back from dinner, we all loaded up and went for a little ride. We were hoping to see some deer, but no luck:( When we got back we sat on the porch for a little until the bugs starting biting then went inside and watched a movie. Needless to say, we went to bed early cause we were still catching up from Friday.
Sunday was business as usual. We got up, mom put things away, cleaned the cabin and we headed out. We got home around 3:00 p.m. and it started to rain so we didn't get to do anything. I guess I can't complain though cause I did get to go to the mountains and we're going again next weekend for a long time so we'll have a little vacation. We did have a little excitement Sunday afternoon after we got home. Mom went for a riding lesson and us dogs stayed at home. Since Echo did so good at the cabin, mom didn't put her in the crate... wrong thing to do! She got into the downstairs and upstairs trash cans and had stuff all over the place! I knew she was going to get in trouble so I hid in the bedroom and when mom got home, I couldn't get out the door fast enough. Needless to say, Echo got in lots of trouble and spent a long time in her crate. Mom even gave her the cold shoulder when she tried to make up to her. Dad asked why Echo was in the crate when he got home and Echo can be lucky that mom didn't tell dad cause she would have gotten in trouble from him. Mom just told him that she didn't around to letting her out yet. Mom and Echo did finally make up later that night. When is sissy going to learn not to do that kind of stuff?
Mom said we won't be doing much this week cause she's got a lot of stuff going on. She did say that she's hoping we can make it to Manor Care this week though since we didn't get down last week and we won't make it next week. I sure hope cause I'll miss my peoples too much if I don't get to see them!
August 22nd 2012 7:28 am
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A lot of you have expressed concern about what my daddy said about putting a shock collar on me. Please don't worry cause I know he just says those things when he's mad and I really don't think he would do that. Plus, I know mom would fight with him to the end even if he did think about doing it. I just have to learn to be quiet when they tell me to and mom has been working on that with both of us. I guess I'm just more of a bullhead and don't want to stop, but I'm going to try real hard to get better at stopping so daddy doesn't get so upset.
Okay, onto my visit with Danny. I had a good visit with him last night. We went for a long walk around the block and he is much better at keeping the leash from getting caught in my legs. We played ball and frisbee too. I really enjoy my time with Danny. The only problem is cause he loves to throw the ball and frisbee so much, I get tired out really fast and want to just lay down for a while. Mom does explain to him that I need a break once in a while, but he's so young he doesn't understand and still throws the ball. Mom is good about not making me go after it though when I'm taking my breaks. I feel bad sometimes cause I wish I was younger and had more energy so I could keep playing without taking breaks. Mom said she's proud of me and knows I do the best I can that's all she asks of me.
I don't think I'll be doing much more of anything this week. Looks like daddy will be working this weekend so mom, grandma, Echo and I will head to the mountains. I don't think we're leaving to real late Friday or maybe not til Saturday morning cause mom and grandma are going to a girls poker game. I told mom she really needed to not go to the game so we could get to the cabin, but she said she hasn't played in so long and she wants to be with her card friends for a change. I guess I can understand that. I'm just looking forward to getting to the cabin for our long vacation in a couple weeks. That will be lots of fun:)
August 20th 2012 10:42 am
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First I want to say HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to my kitty gizmo! Her birthday was yesterday and my gift to her was that I didn't bug her or chase her off the bed:)
Okay, now onto my weekend. Friday mom didn't come home until later cause she was at the barn with the horses. I sure can't wait til they are back at our normal barn so I can go. I really miss it! When she came home she let us go swimming and that was lots of fun.
Saturday mom left early for search and rescue, but I had to stay home:( I know I shouldn't be upset cause I really don't have any interest in that, but I still don't like being left behind. Anyway, a lot of people were at our house, but dad wouldn't let us dogs out. Alison, Jan and Emilie came to visit. Emilie is only 8 months old and she gets upset when we bark and of course, you know I can't help but bark. I was glad when mom came home cause I knew she would let us out. She took Echo first and I was made about that. She said it was because she knew that I would definitely try to bark and if she took me first then went in the house for Echo and came back out that I would bark and she didn't want that. So I patiently waited my turn. She took me up to the pool on my leash and there were a lot of people there. The first thing I tried to do was back, but mom grabbed my mouth and held it and told me NO! Of course I still tried to bark even with my mouth held shut. Mom was not happy and it took a while, but I finally got the idea and stopped. She let me sniff everyone and then let me off the leash. As much as I really, really, really wanted to bark, I didn't and mom told me I was a VERY good dog for not barking. I even got to go swimming!! Not when Emilie was in the pool of course, but she wasn't in much so I got to do lots of swimming. Echo was curious about Emilie and wouldn't let her out of her sight, me, I could have cared less about her and you will see that in one of the pictures mom will post. Anyway, since I was being good, mom let me stay out the entire time and when everyone finally went home, I crashed cause I was so tired.
Sunday mom took me to Manor Care it the afternoon. I was happy to go because I hadn't been there for a long time and I missed my people. It was really nice and mom thought most of the people would be awake and doing things, but most of them were taking an afternoon nap. That was okay though cause I still got to see a lot of people. When we got back, grandma came over and it was nice to see her. She's still trying to find a man on the computer. Good luck grandma! After she left, mom took a little break then she took us outside to play. We played frisbee then chased that racoon around the yard. I was so tired when we were down that I took a nap when we got back in the house. I did get in trouble Sunday night though. Dad put the chair down and cause I was sleeping it woke me up and I thought that sound was someone at the door so I went crazy barking. Dad was NOT happy! Then later when dad took trash out and came back in, I barked like crazy again. Dad is okay with us initially barking, but what upsets him is that when he tells us to stop, I don't. That REALLY makes him mad! I heard him tell mom that if I don't stop he's getting a shock collar to stop me. YIKES! I know I should stop when they tell me, but I just can't help myself. I guess I better try a little harder so I don't get shocked!
As for this week, I know that tomorrow I'm suppose to go see Danny and I think Friday we're headed to the cabin for the weekend with mom and grandma. I'm looking forward to getting away again and the next time we go it's for 10 days!!!! I hope the weather is as nice as it has been this past weekend cause it was beautiful:)
Well, that's all I have for now. I'll try to post later in the week after my visit with Danny. Bark at you later!
August 16th 2012 7:40 am
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Sorry it's been a while since my last entry. Mom has been really busy and hasn't had time to put it in for me and when I tried to type with my big paws, well, you can only imagine what a mess that was!
I haven't been up to a whole lot. We did do lots of swimming cause it was so hot. Last weekend we went to the mountains with mom's friend Nancy. We had a really nice time and the weather was beautiful! It actually was only in the low 80's for a change. We got to go swimming at the bridge and running around the field. Plus we got yummy ice cream:) It was pretty much an R&R weekend and I was fine with that cause most of the time we are running around or doing something. We did spend a lot of time out on the porch or patio because it was so nice.
This week has been pretty boring. Mom was sick Tuesday and yesterday so we just hung out and kept her company. There were lots of storms so it wasn't like we were missing anything. Mom said I may have a visit with Danny this weekend and Sunday to Manor Care for sure. I haven't done a visit in a while and I miss my people! Emilie is coming this weekend too and mom said we have to be on our best behavior and NO BARKING cause it scares Emilie. I'll do my best, but you know me... always barking, barking, barking!
August 7th 2012 10:35 am
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I've been doing a lot of swimming since my last post. It has been so hot around here that the only relief I get is in the AC or in the pool! W hen will this heat stop????
Okay, I'm done complaining about the heat now. So this past weekend we went to the cabin. We didn't get there until later Friday evening and as usual, mom hopped on the tractor and started cutting. Randy and a bunch of the guys came down so dad was hanging out with them. Me, I followed mom around for a while when she was cutting, but then I went and hung out in the cabin with dad cause it was dark. Yep, mom was cutting grass in the dark. Guess she wanted to get it done.
Saturday mom woke up early so we relaxed on the porch and enjoyed the beautiful morning before the heat set in again. When it started to get hot, mom put us in the cabin and she did something outside. I think she was wacking those weeds cause I could hear the thing going. When dad got up and after breakfast, we headed to Flint Hollow to cut that grass. Let me tell you, it was VERY HOT! I usually follow mom around when she's on the tractor and I did for alittle this time, but it was so hot that I hung under the truck with Echo in the shade. When mom got done cutting her part and dad took over, she put us in the truck and turned on the AC... AHHHHHH!! I've never been happier about AC in my life! Mom kept us in there for about 15 minutes to cool down then back out in the heat. But it didn't seem as bad since we were able to cool down, plus, dad was finishing up when we came out so it wasn't long before we went back to the cabin. Mom and dad were both wore out from the heat and so was I! I crashed for a little while then we packed up and went to the Pizza Shack for dinner. Mom got us ice cream... YEAH!! When we got back we watched some olympics (pretty much all that's been on the tv for the past week), but everyone was so tired that we went to bed at 930. That never happens at the cabin so that should tell you how tired we all were.
Sunday was another hot day and everyone was still beat from Saturday. We pretty much just chilled all day. Mom was going to take us swimming, but it was threatening storms most of the day and she didn't want us being caught in them so we just stayed home. Clair and Velma did come down in the afternoon to play cards and it was nice to have the company.
Monday we had to head home. I don't have to tell you what the weather was, I'm sure you can guess. We got home mid-afternoon and mom's back was really hurting from riding the tractor so long that she wasn't able to do anything. So I just kept her company while she relaxed with her back on the heating pad. She's feeling better now so I'm sure we'll get to do something this week.
So that's what I've been up to. Nothing too exciting thanks to this stupid hot weather. Keeps us from being able to go on walks or playing outside. I hope fall comes soon!!
July 30th 2012 6:05 am
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After doing something almost every day last week, mostly swimming, I did absolutely NOTHING this past weekend:( Mom and dad left Friday after work to go to Ali's to see everyone. Mom made sure we had people letting us out, but we didn't get to do anything except potty when they came. Mom did come back Saturday night, but she was really tired so she showered then went to bed. Sunday she got up and her and Echo left and were gone all day. I was NOT happy about being left behind. Echo had her search and rescue stuff and I don't have any interest in that so that's why I was left behind. Mom tried to explain that I have my things that I like to do and Echo has her's so we won't always be going together and Echo will get left behind too. Yeah right! She does everything I do and is even taking over my therapy visit time. She goes this week and I'm being left behind again. And it was suppose to be MY TURN to go visit. Mom said it's only cause Echo has her supervised visit for her Kpets certification and mom promised next week I'll get to go.
I did get to swimmy yesterday when mom got home and unpacked. Echo did too, but I will say that mom definitely gives me more attention in the pool then Echo. Probably because I like to just swim and hang out with mom and all Echo ever wants to do is get the duck. She doesn't hang with mom at all. I like when mom plays tag with me in the pool:) We did get to swim for a long time then we just relaxed the rest of the night. I was okay with that though cause I was pretty played out from swimming.
Daddy came home around 8pm then Brett stopped for a visit, but other than that, it was a pretty quiet night.
Mom said there's not much on the agenda for this week. She promised that we can go swimmy if it's not storming when she gets home everyday. I'm digging that! Of course, I know when dad shocks the pool we can't swim for 24 hours:( Mom said once it cools down we'll be going for a nightly walks too cause we all need to get back in shape. Just so it's cooler I'm okay with that cause this heat is just ridiculous!
Mom did post some pix from our last cabin trip so check them out when you get a chance. I'll be sure to post if anything exciting happens. Have a great week and stay cool out there!
July 24th 2012 7:25 am
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Last night mom let us go swimming when she got home from work. A storm just passed and it was still hot and humid so the water felt really good! We didn't get to swim long though cause mom was taking Echo for her therapy dog test. I was sad to get out, but I understood. Cause sissy had to go for her test, mom had to blow dry her. You know how much I LOVE the blow dryer!! Cause mom knows that too, when she was finished with Echo, she blow dried me too! It was lots of fun until the blow dryer fried. She was blowing me when all of a sudden I heard a pop! Saw a spark and then it died. Mom said Echo killed it cause she doesn't like it. Too bad cause I was loving it! Mom did get a new one though so I still get to have fun every morning with mom when she blow dries her hair:)
Anyway, after the blow drying, mom and Echo left. Let me tell you, I was NOT happy that I had to stay home. Mom said sissy was going to take her therapy dog test. I know what that's all about cause I did my over a year ago. I don't like sharing my time at Manor Care with her, but I still want her to pass so I wished her luck.
I just hung out and slept while they were gone. Even when daddy came home, we didn't do anything cause he had to do bills. But mom and Echo finally got home around 830pm and mom and Echo were both very excited to tell us that Echo passed her test! I was happy for her until I smelled the hamburger on her breath. Mom bought her a burger and didn't bring me one? No, mom wouldn't do that... would she? I went to mom and waited, but nothing. She knew what I was looking for and said it was only fair cause I got a burger when I passed my test and Echo didn't so that's why Echo got one and I didn't. It was only fair. Fair? Fair? Are you kidding me?! Since when is it fair that Echo gets a treat and I don't? I really could care less the reason why she got it, but I should get a treat too, right? Mom could see how upset I was so she knelt down and talked to me and told me how great I am and how much she loves me too so not to be upset. She gave me a hug and kiss and well, I have to be honest, I was hard to be mad after that. So even though I wasn't happy that sissy got a burger and I didn't I understood and gave mom a kiss to let her know it was okay and I wasn't mad anymore. I'm glad sissy passed her test. She still has to do her supervised visits, but she'll do that without a problem I'm sure. They love her at Manor Care so I'm sure they'll love her no matter where she tests.
I don't think we have much going on this week, but if something comes up, I'll be sure to post about it. Mom did take some pix and vids from this past weekend so I'm sure she'll post when she gets a chance. I know mom has lots of search and rescue stuff going on this week so it may not happen til next week. Just keep your eyes open on our pages and I'm sure you'll see them soon. Have a good one!
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