May 30th 2009 10:47 am
[ Leave A Comment | 1 person already has ]
Oh, sudden sadness is so striking. We slept like crazy Friday evening and night, mommy was tired, we could have played, but we rested too. We woke up today and are spending the morning outside in the shade watching the birdies. Mommy is doing homework and she had an urge to look up Dogster yesterday. But she fell asleep. So here we are, in the warm day, with birdies chitter chattering and flying around, and we see that three of our dog friends - FROM ONE FAMILY, Nari, Jake, and Joey have been poisoned by antifreeze. It happened yesterday. YESTERDAY. We are overcome with sadness. We talked to Nari all the time! She was even a service dog for her mama.
I am confused. How did this happen? How could it happen? Is every owner going to keep their dogs locked inside to pee and poo on the floor forever now? Should they? Is it THAT safe to be outside? What a shocking tragedy. I speak for my family when I say these things. We've been reeling for about 10 minutes, and while mom cries I am typing. I told her the tears might electrocute her, so she better stay away til she dries up.
We hope that where Jake, Joey, and Nari's mommy lives the weather has been affected by them. We wonder what Nari, Jake, and Joey will do with the weather. If it were us we would make it thunder and lightening and storm, raining sheets, dark all day long. Or, maybe that's what mommy would make it do if (and when) we pass. We know their mom is probably feeling like a narrow sucking vortex of a black hole. What do you do with that?
Please everone, please send good healing thoughts to Nari, Joey, and Jake's mamas. And let the loved dogs you have sent to the Rainbow Bridge know they are there, so they can have a great reception and a lot of friends right away! We will see these three again, and they will have the biggest smiles ever.
Someone said sadness carves out a bigger hole in your heart for happiness to fill one day. Someone said things happen for a reason, but times like this it's really hard to see the reasoning. Maybe some things are just tragedy. There is no reason for everything. Boy do I have a lot to think about.
May 23rd 2009 5:21 pm
[ Leave A Comment | 2 people already have ]
Oh, tomorrow... Tomorrow everyone leaves me! For HOURS! Where do they go? Mom and dad and Ulli all pile in the car and come home smelling like hot dogs. That's enough to give a girl an ulcer! Seriously! Humph. Mom says wait a few more weeks and it will be my turn to be the chosen one... but I keep forgetting! I get all lost in the despair of the moment. I don't like being alone at all! Good thing Ulli is usually here with me, and she's pretty chilled out.
Mom got us these new water bowls that have water falling into them! It was scary and daunting drinking from it the first time. It took me hours to try it and when the water stream hit me I JUMPED back! Ack! Water! Oh wait... I like water... it's refreshing.... Hm. It's complicated.
My tummy has been messed up lately, mom and dad think Ulli's aggressiveness toward people walking by (you know, moms and babies in strollers - sheesh Ulli, even I know they aren't threatening!) is exciting me too much. I get too nervous and my gut gets messed up! I pooed downstairs, mom cleaned it up at lunch (thanks mom! I did eat most of it for you!). Then I pooped in seven places upstairs for when she got home after work! For the record, it was really one episode, I was just so distraught and couldn't go outside, I was pacing!! I'm glad my mommy is a nurse. She knows I don't mean to do it and I don't get in trouble. She makes ugly faces when she cleans it up, but she likes to make faces. She thinks it's funny. I think I can get her to post some more pics on here....
Oh mommy, here mommy mommy mommy!! Come 'ere! Oh! Here she comes!!! Good girl, mommy!
May 6th 2009 6:51 pm
[ Leave A Comment ]
I'm smart. I learn so quick. Mom has worked for, ummm, eight days now? Yeah, I think that's right, and we went from pummeling her when she got home to putting on our quiet voices! Or, not really voices, because we weren't really loud, but our quiet nice behavior. It was my idea, I told Ulli lets do this when mommy gets home and she said okay! So mom got home and we walked around her in slow motion! Mommy took the bait right away and was petting us both at the same time! I really like it when she's home. I miss sleeping with her on the bed all day, but, I guess I'll have to sleep extra hard for both of us!
I am getting better and better at my commands! I am passionate and really want my mama to know! It's a lot of fun!
Mom just gave us dinner in these real big egg looking things. We rolled them around and got out a couple pieces of kibble at a time! Talk about slowing down dinner! It was fun and now my brain is a little tired. Nap time!
May 2nd 2009 9:43 am
[ Leave A Comment ]
Brrrrrr! I'm cold! Why? Because I'm WET!!! Mommy took it upon herself to bathe me and Ulli BY HERSELF today. Well. I gave a good fight! I was as squirmy as I could be! I squirmed and wormed and hummed the whole time! She was actually pretty quick and my shampoo today smelled like coconut! Mmmm! That's kind of nice! It's cloudy and only 70 degrees today, so she's letting us dry inside. No sun to bathe in to make up for it! Not yet anyway. Maybe my stinky butt will be gone. I have had this stinky butt problem lately. Mom says I have poor sphincter control but I don't know. Do anal glands have sphincters? Hm. I dunno. Maybe! We'll see if my stinky butt is better! Mom says she's determined to wash it more often to keep me fresh and clean.
We are going to rest from the excitement of a bath and our treat will be hot dogs for breakfast!! Yay! That could make me feel better! Mom says something about a 'class' in the backyard to get the hot dogs, but I'm game! Is it time yet?
You know, I kind of feel good being clean. But don't tell my mama I said that! She might make me shower every day or something awful like that! Ack!
April 25th 2009 9:57 am
[ Leave A Comment ]
Awww.... Mom says her and Ulli are going away for a few hours tomorrow morning... What will I do? First, I l-o-o-o-o-o-v-e my mama. If she goes to the grocery I sit and wait for her. She says that's discriminatory against dad, but whatever. He's okay. Second, I l-o-o-o-o-v-e Ulli! If mama AND Ulli are gone? I hope I don't flip out too bad. Maybe Mom will take us for a bike ride before they go. That would really help with my nervousness.... She says they are 'schooling' Ulli and when they are done? I'm next!! We're gonna be therapy dogs when we grow up. Mom wonders if we can be working dogs too, but one thing at a time Mom!!
We were outside watching mom fiddle with her garden when a puppy Bull Terrier and owner came up to us! It was pretty scary! The puppy was all erratic and acting strangely! Mom says that is how puppies are, but when I get tunnel vision nothing seems normal!!! I unfroze and I decided denial was the best way to go in this situation. I distanced myself from the commotion of the parents, Ulli, this puppy, the owner.... (whew), laid down and enjoyed the sunshine. If they approached me I shrunk back or slightly fled, but if they didn't I just sunbathed and smiled. It was nice. I look forward to getting socialized - better late than never! Mom says it will take care of this blasted 'tunnel vision' and panic I get!
We had a nice bike ride today in the wind. That wind will wear you out! It is around 30mph today! I'm ready for my post-ride/write nap! ZZZZZzzzzzz....
April 21st 2009 8:09 pm
[ Leave A Comment ]
Let's have a moment for Buster. He just went to the Rainbow Bridge play area and was a really cool, beautiful, and tough dog. Here's his page:
We love you Buster. I think I saw you in a birdie today, looking at me and smiling! Buster is healthy and strong and frisky and young! Our step sister who is passed is the official welcome wagon at the Rainbow Bridge play area and is helping him with his transition. Buster likes making new friends and she is so gentle, so they should take to each other well. It won't be long Buster!! We'll see ya soon! We sent a red Kong Wubba up there not long ago, you can play with it!
We have a lot of respect and love for Buster. He had spirit, we could tell. Please send love and comfort to Busters family. They need it. They are not alone, even though they may feel that way sometimes.
Joey and Ulli and Mommy and Daddy
April 19th 2009 9:52 am
[ Leave A Comment ]
Wow! Has anyone here been bored before? It's pretty darn stressful! Ulli and I were bored together, thank goodness! We were in a LONG kennel cage and she protected me! Thanks Ulli! I love Ulli. And she loves me. We're together forever!! My mommy and daddy came to pick us up from boredom and mom said we didn't recognize her! We were both so distraught and depressed, she bounced around and said our names and we didn't even look at her. I was afraid of her!! She grabbed me and looked me in the face, then I smelled something familiar.... is... that.... mommy??? OH MOMMY!! I licked her face and jumped around and wagged my whole body!!!!
Ulli didn't know it was them either. She ran for the door, then noticed this guy standing there. She sniffed him, then realized, IT'S DAD!!! YOW!! We started going impressions of Mexican Jumping Beans!!! Boing! Boing! Boing! Boing! Boing!
I can be a little talkative, so I stared talking to mom and dad WHILE I was bouncing.... I hope they don't get the idea to send me to the circus. I AM that talented.... Anyway, we were SO happy to get home!!! We ran around and said hello to the furniture we were taking advantage of before! Hello my chair! I missed you! Hello couch! I missed you too! Hello water bowl! You are so refreshing! Hello stairs! I missed you! Hello BED!!!! The most comfy bed in the world! Hello toys and my own food bowls and my back yard! Ahhhh.... Home sweet home. Orphans no more. Thank GOODNESS! Since we've been re-homed once we were afraid we were orphans again.... (sigh)..... I love my mommy. And my daddy. And Ulli!! Ulli took really good care of me while being bored. She may have a touch exterior, but she's all soft on the inside!!!
We got a three mile bike ride this morning while it was still cool and now it's naptime! Ah. Hello air conditioning. I missed you. Hello office, I missed sleeping in you! I think I've got some making up to do! 48 hours is a looooong time!
April 15th 2009 4:36 pm
[ Leave A Comment ]
Boarding? What's that? Do you know, Ulli? No. Me neither. Hm. We know what it's like to be BORED. Is it like that? Mom says maybe a little bit. Well, we'll see tomorrow! She says it will only be for one whole day and two part days. She says we'll be fine. Okay mom!
Mom fixed some toys! She repaired/sewed up/squeaker transplanted SEVEN toys the other day! Yay! Ulli still seems to like my toys better (grumble grumble), and my piggy is missing in action! Uh-oh. Mom says be patient. We searched the house and piggy was nowhere. I hope the coyotes didn't get her. She was my baby.
My shoulder is feeling a lot better today! This morning I engaged in horseplay with Ulli, a sign things are getting better! Mom says I stay on light duty until she says so. She's a nurse and overprotective of my joints! That's okay. I could be a couch potato if they'd let me!
Thanks for the well wishes! I'll keep healing and try to stay out of trouble!
Love and smiles,
April 13th 2009 11:59 am
[ Leave A Comment ]
Oh, woe is me, I hurt myself! I am two years old, but I guess I'm not invincible. Better to learn now than later... Yesterday mom and dad and Ulli and I went on a three mile bike ride. It was pretty intense. We had a nice relaxing evening, then we all went on a walk at sunset. Mom and Dad found some playgrounds and were playing and swinging and sliding and acting like kids! There was a double slide which was short and plastic, I really liked sliding down on one side when Mom slid down the other! It was like a really big agility game! So anyway, Dad decided to try to take me on the curly slide. Yeah, this is when things go bad. I wasn't sure and kind of freaked out at the turns. I LEPT out of the slide, mom says about four feet up, and landed in the soft sand on my right shoulder. But I bounced back up and wanted to do the little slide again!
We made it home and all was normal. But this morning? Goodness gracious am I sore! I'm almost limping! I don't wanna put too much weight on it! Mom said no walks for me today, I'm on 'profile'! That's what they call it in the Army when you're on light duty. Mom said after breakfast she's gonna slip me a Benadryl to keep me quiet. No pain meds for me until after dinner. She says she's afraid if the pain goes away I'll act a fool. I also don't have access to the bed. It's really tall and I love to jump up and down, up and down, up and down! Not today! Oh well, I have learned a limitation of mine today. No more (1) curly slides without being bear hugged by mom or dad, and (2) leaping from four feet in the air.
April 8th 2009 9:36 pm
[ Leave A Comment ]
OMD!! I have been selected as the Dog Diary of the Week in the' Black-and-tan dogz of the world' group!!!! The punch line? I'M NOT EVEN BLACK AND TAN!!!! Ha ha ha ha. BOLBOLBOLBOL. Okay, I'll tell the truth, I'm an honorary member because my sweet sister Ulli IS a black and tan dog. But still. I am so excited and proud of myself, I'm ALMOST speechless! But not quite! Ha ha ha! Let's celebrate! Let's party! Wait... no, let's nap! Yeah! We'll take a victory nap!! Bow wow, what an honor this is. Thank you all who contributed to my success! I will always be a 'little person' on the inside, I swear!! Kisses to the air, traveling to all of those who even read this! I am flattered, impressed with myself, kind of embarrassed, a little shy, but mostly really proud! Here I am!
Today I went on a run/bike ride with mom and dad and Ulli. The winds were like 20-40mph - NO JOKE!! This is the desert southwest! It's, like, normal here or something! Yeah, it was bad. I was walking while mom was pedaling the bike in slow motion. It wasn't too fun. I got some sand in my eyes, but I teared it out, so it was okay. Even though we didn't really 'run', the stimulation of being out, walking most of three miles and the ferocious winds wore me out! Mom says next time it's this windy, we're out of luck for a bike ride! MAYBE a walk, but NOT a bike ride! Sheesh. I didn't make the wind!
Sort By Oldest First
(What does RSS do?)