March 31st 2012 7:27 pm
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Momma and daddy got up early this morning to go work on the trailer and daddy wasn’t out there for more than 30 minutes when both he and momma rushed back inside because he had injured one of his hands. When daddy unwrapped his hand, he had a very large and deep cut on one of his thumbs that was now bleeding profoundly. I went running into the bathroom with the humans and offered to help clean him up but was ushered out while momma was trying to clean daddy's owie and get it to stop bleeding.
Momma was telling daddy that he needs to go get stitches but he refused and instead wrapped it tight with gauze and then wrapped all that tightly with tape and went back to work on the trailer.
Momma left and went to the drugs store and bought two rolls of medical adhesive tape, triple antibiotic ointment, band aids, alcohol, peroxide, and a Reese's peanut butter cup(she felt she needed some comfort food). When she got home daddy was at the bathroom sink washing blood off his other thumb as he had cut it while momma was gone. Go ahead laugh...Anyhow, the second cut wasn’t very bad and momma took care of it for daddy.
However, the first cut was still bleeding and again momma suggested a trip to urgent care for a tetanus shot and stitches but like before daddy refused and went back to work on the trailer.
Not more than 2 hours later, daddy comes back inside and his arms are all covered in black goop that he is unable to get off. He had been sealing some cracks on the top of the trailer and somehow put his arm down in the stuff and couldn’t get it off of himself so both momma and daddy went into the bathroom and tried different solvents but couldn’t get it off. Momma finally got the can and read the label and was instructed to use soap and water. Momma had to scrub and scrub daddy’s arm until his skin was bright red to get it off.
The humans are almost finished with the trailer rehabbing so hopefully tomorrow will go smoothly. I should tell you daddy’s first owie is STILL bleeding and momma told him if it is bleeding tomorrow, and he isn’t dead, that they are going to go to urgent care for stitches rather he likes it or not.
Puffy – concerned about my daddy
March 24th 2012 9:02 pm
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As you all know, both Coco and I are on medication. Coco is taking medication for her sore leg and me for my low thyroid level. We both are currently taking two pills each twice a day.
This morning while momma was petting Arleenton, my bunny sister, she caught a glance at her mouth and noticed something didn’t look right so she immediately grabbed my bunny sister and inspected her. Both her upper and lower front teeth were very over grown and after the last time when daddy tried to trim my bunny sisters teeth momma called the exotic vet and made an appointment to take her in to have the professionals do it.
Anyhow, Arleenton did get her teeth trimmed, had fluid injected under her skin for dehydration and was sent home with antibiotics and vitamins. Now momma has to give Arleenton her medication twice a day also – BOL, BOL
Hopefully she will be good as new in time to help deliver our Easter baskets.
March 23rd 2012 10:37 pm
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Daddy had some important business to do today so he got up early and put on his fancy clothes and was gone by the time Coco and I woke up. Momma did some errands and then came back home and cleaned up a bit. We were settled down on the big bed because Coco isn’t supposed to be moving around too much so where better to nap at. It was through the French doors that we saw daddy come home so we barked and barked to welcome him back.
Daddy took off his clothes and put them on the bed and was talking to momma. When he went to pick up his clothes he noticed that somehow they were now wet and as my luck would have it I was right by them.
Daddy to momma – Did YOUR dog just pee on my clothes?
Momma to daddy – I don’t know: why don’t you ask him?
Daddy to me – Puffy why did you pee on my clothes?
I looked at daddy and smiled my biggest smile and told him how much I love him.
Momma to daddy – I don’t think that’s pee. I think he just threw up. I’ll put them in the washing machine right now.
Me to momma – Thanks momma, you’re the best.
Momma to me – Okay Puffy, this can be our little secret but please don’t pee on daddy’s clothes again okay?
Me to momma – Okay.
March 16th 2012 11:54 am
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I was outside in my backyard when I was startled to see a small man who was less than 24” tall with thick, wiry red hair and full beard and was clad in a green coat looking down at me from the top of my hill. “What the woof” I said as I started barking at him and hobbled up the hill as fast as my little legs would carry me? Just as I reached the old man he disappeared. I sniffed and sniffed the empty air wondering if maybe I imagined that I saw someone, but my nose picked up a strange scent that I have never encountered before, thus verifying that I had seen something. As I turned to go back down the hill I again spied the strange little guy, but this time he was hiding behind the cypress bush over by the fence line.
“Hey you” I barked! “What are you doing in my yard?” but like earlier he disappeared before I could get close to him. I stood there transfixed wondering how this little old man was evading me. As I stood looking at the spot where he had been standing, I felt something hit the center of my back and bounce off. I turned as fast as I could, but remember pals, I am mobile challenged with the spinal injury I have, but when I tuned around there was no one there. When I looked on the ground I spotted a gold coin by my feet.
As I was getting ready to move the gold coin with my snout I heard “Leave that alone, it’s mine”, but it wasn’t Coco who was saying that. Everyone knows everything belongs to Coco and all day long all I hear is “mine, mine, mine” as she tries to claim everything around her, but she was in the house and the voice that said that wasn’t hers. I turned towards the voice and again saw the little old man, but this time he was standing over by the lemon tree.
“Who are you and what are you doing in my yard” I asked?
“Me name is Conor and I’m a Leprechaun” he answered.
Conor the Leprechaun
“What is a leprechaun?” I asked.
“Why it’s the greatest thing in the world. We make the gold that is found at the end of the rainbow” he answered.
“Okay, but you still haven’t answered why you are in my yard.”
“I was chasing the rainbow that was in the sky and sort of lost my way and some of the gold coins that was in the pot I was carrying” Conor said. “I need to find the lost gold coins and then I will be on my way.”
“Do you want to help me find them?” Conor asked.
“Well as long as I don’t have to leave my yard because momma will be really mad at me if I do” I replied.
“The coins I dropped are in your yard someplace along with some four leaf clovers. All you have to do is help me gather them up and then I can continue on my way” Conor said.
“Well that’s easy enough so I will help you find them.”
Conor and I walked all over my yard and we gathered up all of the coins we could find.
Golden coins and four leaf clovers
Four leaf clovers
We collected quite a bit of coins and four leaf clovers before Conor announced that we had found all that had been dropped and that he was now ready to continue on to find the end of the rainbow.
He thanked me for my help and before he left he gave me a nice shiny gold coin and said “May joy and peace surround you,
contentment latch your door,
and happiness be with you now
and bless you evermore! “
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day pals.
March 10th 2012 6:41 pm
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Today, momma took Coco to the vet for an allergy shot and she asked daddy if he would baby sit me so she didn't have to take both of us. Daddy said he would so momma left with Coco and I had a fit.
W A I T YOU FORGOT ME!!!!!!
Well daddy's idea of watching me was to put me in the sewing room and put the baby gate across the doorway so I couldn't get out so I showed him exactly what I thought about it.
I did a number two down load right on momma's large throw rug. That should teach them for leaving me behind.
March 5th 2012 9:03 pm
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I have a complaint but I'm not sure who to actually complain to.
Today, when momma got home from the store, she had a bag that she took into the sewing room. Of course I was right behind her and I CLEARLY saw her remove two stuffies and put them on the top shelf in the closet next to two other stuffies that were sitting there.
WHAT??? Four new stuffies and I didn't get any? This is an outrage!
I whined and pranced at momma's feet to let her know that I saw what she was hiding in the closet and do you think it got me a new stuffie?
Instead momma picked up one of the old stuffies and told me to go play with it, and being a more or less good boy I did, but I know there are four new stuffies in that closet and I need to know why I am not getting any.
Don't you all think this might be considered abuse?
Puff Darby - always looking for a new stuffie
February 27th 2012 10:36 pm
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The rain has finally arrived and guess who has to go potty - me, but I don't want to go outside.
I did follow Coco out and piddled but then I came running back to the door wanting in.
Momma bought a Potty Patch for us to use but neither Coco or I are interested in it - BOL, BOL Momma also has wee-wee pads but we don't want to contribute to global warming so we refuse to use those too.
I'm going to EXPLODE if I don't get to go potty soon so you better stand back.
February 26th 2012 2:50 pm
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The entry below has been copied from our pal Mazy's diary.
Pals, a friend of mommy's sister drives an 18-wheeler. His constant companion is his Sheltie, named Star. Star got spooked at a truck stop in Wisconsin on February 22 and ran away. She has been seen in the area around the truck stop, but is very scared and skittish. Star and her owner are from Canada so they are not familiar with the area. The owner's wife drove from Canada yesterday and has reported that Star has been seen in the area.
Please pass this along to anyone you know who might be familar with that area in Wisconsin.
Hugs and kisses - let's help find Star and get her back where she belongs.
February 20th 2012 9:35 pm
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It’s hard to believe that you turned 8 years old today. I look at you and think about the scared little guy who was crying his eyes out when his foster mother left you you here. You ran from door to door looking for her to come take you back to the animal rescue group. Your whole body shook uncontrollably as you expressed your dismay at being left behind. You did not stop this behavior over night as it continued on for weeks. I remember thinking at the end of the second week that maybe we made a mistake adopting you as you seemed so very unhappy. Those early pictures of you show the sadness in your eyes.
I still wonder why such a sweet little guy like you had four different homes in your life time that we know about. Maybe one or two of them were with people that didn’t understand having a dog is lots of work, expensive and a life time commitment. All I can say at this time is it was certainly their loss and my complete gain.
After three years you have settled in nicely. Gone is that scared, sad little guy who cried and shook. In his place is the confident and happy fellow who loves to play with his mountain of stuffies and follow me everywhere. Coco Rose took to you right away and she let you follow her without complaining as you learned the ropes around here. She is your fursister and the ring leader in your daily adventures and crimes around the house.
You are my sweet baby boy and I love you completely. I look forward to celebrating many more birthdays with you in the years to come.
I can’t imagine life without you – Happy Birthday Puff-Puff!
February 19th 2012 11:42 pm
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It was a nice sunny but windy day here in Southern California so momma decided to trim the bushes on our back yard hill back so she can see if there are any possums hiding under the bushes.
Momma was outside all afternoon clipping the bushes down and I stayed out with her supervising. We didn't find any possums but at least now we will be able to see if there are any walking around outside before we go out in the dark to do our nightly business.
After the yard work was completed and momma almost had all the clippings picked up, daddy came outside and "helped" - BOL, BOL
Of course Coco, momma and I had to take a nice nap afterwards.