May 15th 2013 8:16 pm
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I went outside with momma today to help her water the garden and as we were walking there, I looked down and saw some really BIG paw prints and a spine of some animal that didn’t survive the winter.
Momma said the paw print wasn’t a bear as there weren’t any claw marks so she is guessing it might have been a mountain lion or large dog.
When we got to the garden almost everything momma had planted was gone. Yup, there was no longer any corn, wax beans, carrots, cabbage, etc. All that was left is four or five little plants that the deer and rabbits didn’t eat.
I guess we won’t have to water the garden too much longer.
May 4th 2013 6:12 pm
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Too bad it wasn’t something good. Instead, she got NASTY and bite momma on one of her fingers causing it to bleed. Yup, she chomped down on the finger that feeds her and now momma is afraid of her.
It all happened at 4:00AM when I woke momma up and asked her if I could go outside to do my business. Momma grumpily got out of bed and opened the French Doors to the outside and I went out but Coco remained on the King sized bed so momma picked her up and put her outside with me.
Anyhoodle, I walked away and piddled then came back to be let back inside. When momma opened the door, I happily came in but Coco remained lounging on the concrete patio and refused to come inside, so momma reached down and picked her up and without any warning at all, Coco turned her head and chomped down on one of momma’s fingers causing it to bleed.
So momma walked into the house with Coco in her arms and put her on the bed, but Coco ran down the doggy stairs and parked herself on the floor (maybe she was embarrassed).
Daddy woke up and momma told him DON”T BOTHER COCO – SHE BITE ME!! Daddy asked Coco what was the matter but she remained on the floor not acknowledging anyone.
Daddy went back to bed and momma washed her finger and put some antibiotic ointment and a band-aid on it then came back to bed. About 30 minutes later, Coco came up on the bed and lay down next to momma and flopped over on her back wanting a tummy rub. Momma gave her tummy a couple of gentle rubs until – Cujo…um, I mean Coco chomped down on the same finger she had bite earlier. She didn’t growl prior to the attack, it was quite sudden.
Momma turned on the bedroom light and looked at her poor finger, but this time, no blood was drawn. Coco meanwhile scampered back down to the floor and momma was left wondering what was going on with her. Coco stayed on the floor for quite a while before she decided to come back on top of the bed.
Coco does have kidney issues and drinks a lot of water so maybe she was having some pain or something. Momma is watching her closely and will take her to the vet next week if she feels this is the case. So far today, Coco has been being good and hasn’t tried to bite anyone.
Me, I’m enjoying having the little Princess being the “bad” dog for a change – BOL, BOL
May 2nd 2013 3:13 pm
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Daddy – Puffy! What do you think you’re doing?
What daddy? What seems to be the problem as Puffy continues to piddle on the porch right outside daddy’s bedroom?
STOP that right NOW. There is no need for you to do your business right outside my door when we have lots of other areas where you could do that at.
But daddy I heard that spreading the piddle around our property would help keep the wild animals away so I’m only trying to protect you.
Puffy! I said to STOP THAT RIGHT NOW!!!! Go someplace else and piddle. Get away from my door.
Puffy hurries up and finishes his business right where he was and then runs off to find Coco. Five minutes later Puffy brings Coco over to daddy’s porch and lifts his leg again to show Coco how much he loves his daddy - BOL
April 17th 2013 10:19 am
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No, we did not give sale or rehome our bunny sister Arleenton, instead, she has a new cage that won't allow urine to steep onto the floors and it has been moved to the sewing room where she will be allowed to hop around when momma is in there. We have French doors that separate "our" bedroom from the sewing room so she will only be allowed to play in the sewing room. Momma says she has no intention of trying to get a bunny out from under the king sized bed and since Arleenton isn't house trained it would be hard to clean up any of her messes, if you get my drift. I can't wait to play some bunny tag with her...
I can't play bunny tag with Arleenton, why not?
Because she is old and chasing her isn't nice.
But momma, Arleenton likes to be chased, she told me so.
Puffy are you making that up?
Of course not momma, would I fib to you? (Puffy puts on his innocent look on his face and looks momma right in the eyes).
I know you well Puffy and I can smell a story when one is told. You can NOT chase Arleenton, and that's final.
Okay momma, how about if I just read her the Velveteen Rabbit?
You can read?
Of course I can...(Puffy smirking).
April 10th 2013 1:23 pm
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Yesterday the humans had an appointment to take me into Gallup to see the nice Veterinary doctor as I needed my thyroid level re-checked to make sure I was getting the correct dosage. We had to be in Veterinary office at 8:45AM so that meant the humans had to get up early as the drive into town was approximately one hour from our home. Daddy woke momma up at 6:30AM because she usually has a hard time getting up “with the birds” as she put it but also because overnight a snow storm hit. Yup, after having really nice weather and getting all the snow melted and the mud dried out ole Mother Nature decided she wasn’t finished with us yet. We had high winds, hail and lots of fresh snow. Daddy didn’t have the snow chains on the truck so the 8 plus mile drive on the dirt roads was NASTY. The truck kept on sliding all over the place but luckily we made it just fine.
When we got to the vet office I was handed to a technician who stole some blood from me and told momma that they would have the results of my test ready in about an hour. Since Coco had come on the trip with me and we were both sharing a large crate in the passenger area of daddy’s truck, the humans wanted to make the best of the trip and get some shopping done while waiting for my test results because I was almost out of thyroid medications so it was important that I get my medication refilled or adjusted before we headed back up to the mountain.
The humans went to a feed store that was down the street from the vet’s office and bought Arleenton another cage. The last one that momma bought for Arleenton, right before we moved, had a cheap plastic catch pan on the bottom that got warped during the move. It was so bad that momma tried to make a new catch pan but somehow or other Arleenton always managed to get urine on the floor and since she is going to be housed in the sewing room so that she has lots of company and is not isolated from us, it was important to find her a nice cage that would not permit urine to steep on the floors. Daddy picked out a really nice one that has a high molded plastic catch pan as the base of the cage so it should be impossible for any bunny waste to be outside the cage. Arleenton is now in her new cage in the sewing room so Coco and I had to run over to her and welcome her to her new home with a series of BARK, BARK, BARK’s – BOL. I’m hoping momma will let Arleenton out to play some bunny tag with later.
Anyhoodle, back to my thyroid test, the results indicated I am taking the correct dosage so my prescription was re-filled and we all went back to the mountain. It snowed the whole way home and now everything outside is once again covered with snow. Today the sky is once again dark and it appears we are going to have more snow falling soon. If any of you pups want to come over and play in the snow with me feel free, but I have to warn you that you when you come inside the house afterwards crazy momma will pick you up and haul you over to the laundry tub to wash the snow and mud off your feet.
March 29th 2013 6:01 pm
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Some of my pals have been asking about the cows that invaded our property last year. Well apparently they all went to the market, and not to buy hay, if you get my drift.
There is a cattle ranch right about 1 mile from our property and their fields have been empty. Right across the street from there is another rancher who owned the herd of cattle that came to visit us and none of them have been spotted either. The only place where we still see any cattle is the small ranch right at the mouth of our development. They even have two new born calves out in the field with the rest of the herd.
There is someone else down there that has two Alpacas which is kind of neat. I wonder what an Alpaca steak would taste like…
Apparently there are supposed to be wild turkeys that roam the area, but Coco and I haven’t found any. I sure wish we would because I would invite my pal Toto over to show me how to catch one. When we first move here daddy would hear a rooster crowing throughout the day but that has stopped. Do you think that means the rooster became someone’s dinner? I’m still waiting for the humans to build a chicken coop but apparently they want to finish THEIR house first before building something for chickens. I really don’t think that is fair because I would like to have some fresh eggs and chickens for dinner.
I hope everyone has a very nice Easter.
March 9th 2013 7:31 am
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Normally this pup keeps his nose out of the human political stuff that is happening in our country but for some unknown reason I feel the need to vent a little here: The following are my suggestions to President…
1) Get rid of the cooks, servers and other kitchen help. Michelle, Barack, Sasha and Malia can take over those duties. Imagine how special any visitors or foreign leaders would feel having a meal prepared and served by the President and his family.
2) Many Americans have been forced to move into smaller homes due to the continuing recession so why shouldn’t the President and his family do the same. Yes, this dog is suggesting that the White House is WAY too big for four humans and one large dog. I suggest they check the listing on CHEAPHOMESLISTING.COM in the Washington D.C. and surrounding areas to find a place that wouldn’t take so much money to operate. In tough time we have all had to make some sacrifices and it is about time the President makes some that would actually affect him and not everyone else.
3) Good Bye Secret Service personnel. All Secret Service members who are currently assigned to sitting around the White House “guarding” the President and his family can be reassigned elsewhere. Give the President another shotgun and he can take care of his family on his own. Of course I would expect him to register the weapon and become a proud member of the National Rifle Association.
4) It’s time for a BIG yard sale. The White house has a wonderful front lawn in which furniture and other household items from the White House can be put on display for sale. I imagine there would be quite a turn out to see and purchase some of the wares. Heck, I might even turn up there to see if BO has any stuffies that he is selling.
5) And talking about stuffies: Why not make mass produce some in the liking of the current Presidential members and market them? I would certainly be the first in line to get my very own Barack Obama stuffie that I could proudly play with.
6) I wonder how much one could get for a Presidential limo and air craft. Surely they are worth something. Just the fact that they were once used by the President and his family would up the value of them.
7) No more “Vacations” or foreign travels since there aren’t monies available. Many Americans have had to eliminate such extras so I would expect the leader of our country to do the same. If there is a crisis in a foreign country let their leaders come to us on THEIR dime. Everyone could meet up at the local Denny’s to discuss any issues.
8) Do we really need a presidential photographer? Since Michelle or the Vice President is usually around why not give them a camera and let them take pictures? Who knows, it might lead to a second career once they are back into the private sector.
9) In tough economic times maybe Mr. President can find a second job to help align his coffers. I hear Home Depot is hiring as is McDonalds’. It would do him some good to get out and meet some of the people who barely make a living that he is suggesting additional taxes on.
10) And finally how about charging him and his family for all health related issues. There would be no more free health services and we would expect him to provide insurance for him and his family just like he is requiring of us.
Okay pals please do not send me any hate mail as this was written just for fun – okay. However if you are compelled to complain my new address is 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Washington, DC 20500 – BOL, BOL
February 20th 2013 7:17 pm
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I got lots of pressies and well wishes for my Birthday and wanted to tell everyone how much I enjoyed them. I have to write this quickly because our internet service keeps on getting interupted due to the huge snow storm that we have been having all day. Yup, our part of New Mexico is once again covered with lots of white snow. It's so bad here that Coco went outside to do her business and decided to do a number two download right on the porch - BOL. The rest of the week is supposed to be the same so I better post this before we loose our connection again.
February 9th 2013 11:12 am
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Well I’ve been on my pain medication for about one week now and although I am not limping as bad, I am still limping. The vet told momma that she can increase my medication from ½ a pill per day to one whole pill so that is what momma is going to do.
Some of my pals wanted to know why the vet didn’t suggest amputating my leg…first, because of my spinal injury my two hind legs do not operate fully thus taking the front leg away would make it very difficult for me to walk. Also, there is no telling just how far the cancer has traveled. It might be isolated only in the front leg but since I also have liver failure putting me under with anesthesia would be a death sentence in it’s self therefore the humans have elected to go with pain management only.
I’m up and about, playing, eating and of course sending out really nasty stink bombs – BOL, BOL. The only real noticeable difference is that I limp and stumble occasionally.
The good news is that the vet said because the tumor hasn’t been molested (biopsied) that should cut the rate of spreading. I have to go back and see her in two months for follow-up exams.
Thank you all for the prayers, candle and POTP on my page. I love you all!!!!!!
Now onto New Mexico news, this last week was nice and sunny, in fact, the sun had melted most of the snow away. Daddy took off the snow chains from his truck and we were able to drive safely without them although the melted snows had turned the dirt into mud. I for one don’t mind the mud and have been know to run right through it; Coco on the other hand walks daintily around it or will even jump over a mud puddle – BOL, BOL. Since the humans have been working only on the inside of the house and not the yard, all we have is mud, mud and more mud. Yesterday I had to have my feet washed three times because I came back up to the house with muddy paws after going outside to do my business – BOL. Once while momma was washing my feetsies she somehow got mud on my back so she ended up giving me a whole bath.
Today when we woke up the sun was gone and it was snowing hard again. Everything is once again covered with a layer of snow. Now I’m not complaining because we don’t even have one foot of snow and I know my pals on the East coast have been swamped with several feet of snow so I consider us lucky. However, it would be nice for all the snow to be melted, gone and the mud dried out so I won’t have to have my feetsies washed so much. I have to say I’m not really enjoying the laundry tub at all.
February 4th 2013 3:28 pm
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This morning the humans got up and loaded Coco and me into the crate in daddy’s truck. We were so excited to go for a ride even though it was to see a new vet. Coco needed a couple of shots and I have been limping so it was time for a professional to determine why.
Coco was NOT a nice little doggy – nope, wasn’t nice at all. She made it very hard for the vet to put the medicine in her nose because she kept on yanking her head all over the place. I actually think the vet got most of it all over her – BOL, BOL. Next she had to have rabies shot and do you know what the little princess did? Well let me tell you, she growled and tried to bite the vet. Luckily she missed but I’m sure the vet isn’t going to think too highly of Coco – BOL.
As for me, the vet muzzled me and took me into the back room so that they could explore the pads of my right front foot to see if I had anything stuck in there thus causing the limp. Nothing was found but that is the leg that has the large 2” tumor right below the elbow joint. The vet said the tumor is NOT a fatty tumor because it does not move, instead it appears to be a cancer related growth and the only option available for me because of my failing liver is to be on pain management medications and when that stops working then the humans and the vet will have another talk about what other course of action should be taken.
Anyhoodle, that’s all I have to bark about right now.