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Best Day Ever - Laundry Day

December 28th 2014 8:51 am
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Well, the green grass was short lived. Snow is on the ground again - about 3 inches and it's cold again. But the good news is that Mom just washed the flannel bed sheets and blanket. Mom has me all wrapped up in the bed sheet and Priscilla glommed on to the blanket. We are nice and toasty and ....... there's another load in the dryer for later. Can life get any better than this in Minnesota?

Kitties got a reprieve. The vet canceled their visit yesterday because she had emergency surgeries. So it's been postponed until next week. Mom was glad, she wasn't looking forward to it. So the cats will still like her this week.

This is the last day of Mom being home 5 days. It's been heaven, but we are tired. Following Mom around all day to make sure she doesn't get in trouble takes a lot out of a little guy like me.

New year is approaching fast. Mom sure hopes it will be a better year. But Mom doesn't have to worry, because when things get tough I'm always ready to lick her ear and make her feel better.


Santa Gave Me The Best Present

December 26th 2014 5:19 am
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For the holiday - Mom is home for 5 days. Is that the best present ever or what. She goes to see Gammie once a day, but most of the time she's here with us. We love that she's a homebody.

Of course Santa brought me something else - because I've been such a good boy. It was a squeaky ball wrapped in felt and it looked like a bow tie. Love it. Of course when Priscilla heard that it had a squeaker in it she tried to steal it from me. That was not happening. I am tenacious about my toys. I might be smaller than her but I have the fiercest growl. I won.

And the caveat on the whole weekend is that all the snow has melted and Mom doesn't have to tell me not to eat the yellow snow, whatever that is. Can dogs even see yellow.

Mom is trying to find a home for Gammie's cats. They are 15. This is very tough on Mom because they are part of her family. But Mom says we wouldn't play nice with them so we can't cohabitate. She has tried, and tried. The cats call us Boston Terrors. So today Mom is taking them to the vet to update vaccines. She's not looking forward to that. They haven't been out of the house for 4 years. She thinks all the trust she has built up with them for the past 3 months will evaporate.

Hope all my friends had the best time over the holidays.



I Miss Gammie

November 27th 2014 9:06 am
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Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends.

Mom is strict with our diet because Priscilla has irritable bowel syndrome. But why do I have to suffer. I have to eat the same hyperallergenic diet as her. And boy is it expensive. But Mom is afraid if she gives something different to me Miss P will bowl me over and snitch some. She seems sweet, but I know she would do that. So anyway, I think Mom might slip me some chicken on the sly today. That would be heavenly.

Our Gammie fell and broke her hip two months ago and 3 weeks after that fall she fell again in rehab and broke her other hip. Couple that with her dementia and sadly she can't move back upstairs. She's now at a place that will help her heal and be safe. The bad part is we can't see her anymore. Gammie used to come down almost every day and play catch with me. I miss that. And her poor kitties. They are living upstairs by themselves until Mom can figure out the best place for them. They are both 15. Mom feeds them twice a day and spends about an hour with them every day but they are so lonely. Mom was hoping they could live with Gammie at her new place but now Mom thinks it is too small and because Gammie is still using a walker they might cause her to fall again. Mom is so sad about this. They can't come and live with us because we are home alone during the day and I think we would terrorize them. Mom has some work to do upstairs before she can rent the upstairs out again so there is still time for a miracle.

It's so cold today - 4 below and only warming up to 10 by this afternoon. Coldest Thanksgiving in Minnesota in decades. But it is sunny which is something. I see the sun and think I can go outside and run around a bit, but as soon as my tush gets cold I need to come back in.

Have a great day my friends and stay warm.



70 and Sunny today - Mother Nature's gift for my birthday - Yay

October 24th 2014 4:19 am
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Hey Guys, long time no write. It has been a busy summer. Today is my birthday. Now that I am 6 I thought I'd better get back in the swing of things and not just catch the ball, catch the ball, catch the ball.

Who am I kidding. I'm always going to be a puppy. But I'm very saddened because my Grammie who lived upstairs and played with me almost every night can no longer live with us. Grammie fell and broke her hip over a month ago and then while in rehab fell and broke her other hip just 2 weeks ago. Poor Grammie. So Mom gave us the sad news yesterday that she would not be coming back here. Because Mom works Grammie has to go live in a memory care unit where she will be safe.

Mom visits her every night after work so Priscilla is more than a little upset that our dinner is later than usual. You know that girl and her stomach.

Mom's biggest concern is to find a great place for Mom and she doesn't know what to do with her two 15 year old cats. Mom would love to have them live with us but Priscilla has an issue with that and we scare the bejezzers out of them. They are way laid back.

Have a fun day - I bet Mom is going to get me a new ball.


Mom Says I Don't Know How Lucky I Am

June 8th 2014 1:52 pm
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What a beautiful day. The sun is shining on us and Mom is home all day.

Mom was cutting the grass out front and a car parked in front of the house had 3 cats in it. It's kind of a warm day and there was a litter box and food in the back and it was parked under a shady tree and the windows were partly open and Mom checked and it wasn't hot in there but it didn't look like there was much water in the bowl. The cats did not look like they were in distress but Mom was still concerned. This car had never parked here before. There was a woman cleaning up a yard across the street for someone so Mom thought she might be the owner of the car. Mom really doesn't like to interfere but when it's critters she does. It was the woman's car and she thanked Mom for coming to talk to her rather than calling someone on her. She said she was watching for when the sun came out. Mom told her she was just a little concerned because it didn't look like there was much water in the bowl. It turns out the woman didn't want to put too much water in the bowl because it might leak into the cage below with the guinea pig in there. Then she told Mom they were all living in the car right now. That is very sad.

Mom told us we should thank our lucky stars that we are well fed and looked after. It would be horrible living in a car. We will pray that their situation changes.


I Tangled With a Panther

May 5th 2014 7:01 pm
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Big excitement in the back yard tonight. There was a panther in the neighbors yard right on the other side of my fence. Well I sounded the alarm and that creature hissed at me but stood his ground. I was impressed that he dared stand up to me. Mom says my 18 pounds can be fierce. Then she starts laughing. You underestimate me woman. Well Mom says I was making way too much noise and she came and picked me up and took me in the house. How embarrassing. Would Hercules mother drag him into the house when he was defending his territory?

So I was ever vigilant watching the grounds from inside the house. Would you believe it, the creature was now on the overhang of the dog kennel attached to the garage. Then I got a good look at the "creature". It was black and white which raised a bit of a fear but I quickly surmised it wasn't a skunk. Just a sassy black and white cat from across the street. But, it could have been a panther.

What an adventure. I will surely sleep the sleep of the brave tonight.

This hero thing can be taxing, but the women (Priscilla and Mom) are safe.


There's been a sighting.

May 2nd 2014 7:37 pm
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I almost missed it. I was just waking up form one of my maps today and I thought I was hallucinating. I saw a glare in the Southern sky. It was the sun. Only there for a brief time but Mom says he'll be back tomorrow.

Just wanted to thank everyone for all my hugs and balloons. Brightened up our days. You guys rock.


Who Kidnapped Mr. Sun

April 30th 2014 7:29 pm
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Okay I'm sending out a search party. We haven't seen Mr. Sun all week. I know he's always in exotic locales to shine on the beaches but he's always come back before. It's getting depressing.

Priscilla and I are offering a reward. 2 cups of kibble and some of my new duck/apple treats.

Please bring him back...............................


Mr. Sun is in the House

April 5th 2014 7:03 am
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What a beautiful morning. The Sun is shining in the office and Priscilla and I are basking in it's rays in our new beds.

Oh yeah. Mom bought us each a new bed. I've had a small bed for years (turns out it was a cat's bed - what were you thinking Mom?) that sits on Mom's bed in the corner and all of a sudden about a month ago Priscilla had the audacity to start using it. Can you believe the nerve of her. So Mom decided to get us each a larger bed. So now both of our beds are on top of Mom's bed with snuggly blankets on top. It is heaven.

At bedtime Mom puts our beds in the kitchen and we snuggle under the covers with Mom in her bed. Mom says she feels like an Oreo sandwiched between the two of us. But she wouldn't have it any other way. We sleep in a twin bed so it is cozy but just big enough for the three of us. Mom's bed is in her office in a sunny part of the house and only a twin bed will fit in there. The real bedroom is now Mom's sewing room. We enjoy that room during the day when the sun moves.

Mom did say she can't wait for warmer weather so we can have a bath. Is that a polite way to say we stink Mom? We tolerate baths but we don't like them. Mom is devious, she suddenly picks one of us up, puts us in the bathtub with her and shuts the glass door. We are trapped. But the torment doesn't last long and we come out smelling a whole lot better.

Should be 40 degrees today, hopefully it will melt more of that 9.5 inches of snow Mother Nature gifted us with on Thursday night. Mom shoveled the paths and city sidewalk but refuses to do the driveway. She says enough is enough and as long as she had a three day weekend she is waiting for it to melt, she doesn't really need to go anywhere until Monday. It's been a horrible winter but I think the end is near.

Enjoy your sunbeams my friends.


I Promise Not To Get the Big Head

March 14th 2014 3:43 am
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All I can say is Wowser! Dogster made me a Diary Pick - twice this month. This has to mean I get more treats. Are you reading this Mom?

My handsome face on the community page is bound to make the ladies wild.

Darn! Mom has to work today. She usually takes Fridays as vacation but this is her busy time of year so we only get her on the weekends. We will just have to enjoy the weekend. Mom calls me Velcro because I follow her around all the time. Who doesn't love their Mom?

So enjoy the day my friends. Our friend Jim in North Carolina is waking up to 24 degrees to warm up to 70's. Crazy weather.


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