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I earned my Gardener Badge

May 29th 2010 9:39 pm
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Mom is wondering if there is such a thing as "dog scouts", kind of like boyscouts but for dogs. She said if I was a dog scout she could make me a little vest and I could earn all kinds of badges to put on it. Today I would have earned the "Gardener" badge. I helped Mom plant the tomatoes and I only killed one radish sprout - I was just trying to help and dig a hole for the next plant - I didn't know that durn radish had sprouted. I helped Mom drag the hose around and helped spread out the mulch I love to multi-task. It's catch the ball, chase the broom, sneak attack on Priscilla, run like the wind. It's an exciting life.

Big excitement this morning. We have new neighbors and we got a close up look at one of their dogs. It was a dogue bordeau. A monster. She jumped her fence and sashayed over to our gate in the alley and peeked under the gate. Of course Priscilla and I made quite the ruckus to let her know how tough we were. Mom was pretty shook up. She said the dog's face was as big as my body.

So as you can imagine, I'm plumb tuckered out after that exciting day. Have to go get my beauty sleep.



Has Anyone Ever Seen A Bugs Ear?

March 19th 2010 3:45 pm
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Okay, now I've heard everything. Mom put on our hooded sweatshirts today, (because it was a little nippy) and she said Priscilla and I were cuter than a bugs ear. Excuse me. Since when has a bug's ear been cute and how the heck would Mom even know. Has anyone ever seen a bug's ear. Mom is losing it.

Mom took the day off to go over to Grandma's and take her grocery shopping and errands and whatever the heck they do that they don't ever invite yours truly to tag along. But, Grandma was sick so Mom has been home all day with us. I love those days when Mom hangs out with us. Even though I had to help her with the garden stuff again. Boy was I pooped (no pun intended) when we cleaned out the hosta garden. Hey someone has to bark at the rake.

And guess what. Mom found my collection of frisbees and we played frisbee forever. Then Mom had to take them away from me because I tend to eat them when the game is over.

Dad just left for the bar so it's nice and peaceful in the house. Priscilla is giving Mom the evil eye. She's telling her it's 6 minutes to suppertime. It's amazing how she always knows. She starts whining about 30 minutes prior just to give Mom a heads-up. Mom said Raffles had that uncanny ability as well. It must be something chubby Boston's have. Prissy has to go on a diet.

Well time to scoot and get my dinner.

Bark at ya later.



Jack of All Trades

March 7th 2010 1:06 pm
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Boy have I been busy today. I'm Mom's sidekick and we cleaned the kitchen and the bathroom and a corner of the basement. It was dangerous. I had to fight with the broom and the mop and the vacuum. And then we had sweeping and raking to do outside. I had to show those long handled gizmos that they may be bigger than me, but I'm way tougher.

Now that sweet Maleka is at the Bridge with Callie and Raffles, her outside kennel is up for grabs. Mom and I cleaned out all the straw and made a nice cozy place for us to soak up the sun in the afternoons. Dad wanted to wall it in and use it for storage but wiser heads prevailed. It is capturing sunbeams as I speak. It was 50 degrees today in Minnesota. That is amazing.

So my friends, as you can imagine I am pooped out. Mom says FINALLY. I guess I am pretty energetic. Guess I'll go take a nap to store up on energy for this afternoon's escapades.



Mommy is the Best Snuggler

February 11th 2010 7:56 pm
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Life is grand. When I wake up in the morning, Mom makes me a wonderful breakfast and if Prissy and I look real cute, we get Mom to share her breakfast with us as well. It is great being a kitchen dog. A lot of dogs say they like to be where the action is. Not me, I like to be where the food lives.

Dad is usually home with us all day, but the last couple of days he had a job and we had the place all to ourselves. I'd tell you what we were up to, but Mom might read my page and then I'd be in big trouble.

Mom made us a wonderful dinner as usual and gave me carrots and steamed cauliflower for a treat. Yummy!

But my favorite part of the day is when Mom turns off the lights and sleeps with me. She is the best snuggler. Priscilla snuggles underneath the covers behind Mom's legs and Mom snuggles around me and makes me feel safe. I love Mommy smells. I listen to her breathe and fall asleep really fast.

Life is good.

Hi Callie, and Raffles. Give Maleka kisses for us.



I'm Famous

January 31st 2010 4:44 pm
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You guys won't believe this. I was chosen as one of the diary picks of the day. What an honor. Thank you Dogster. Priscilla didn't want Mom to tell me. She was afraid I'd get the "Big Head". I am stoked. So I have to think about this. I'm sure that this calls for extra treats tonight. I'll even share them with Priscilla. Who knew I had such a gift for gab.

On a sadder note, Mom just told me where Maleka went. I've been searching for her everywhere. Mom said her body gave out and she went on a train to the Rainbow Bridge where they would make her all better and she could run and jump like me, and some day I would see her again. I will miss her. She was always a sweet sister and never growled at me. Mom said if I look in a dark sky I will see a shiny light and that will be Maleka, Callie and Raffles looking in on us. Mom is missing Maleka something fierce so I will snuggle with her extra close when we sleep tonight.



Mommy is Sad Today

January 22nd 2010 6:38 pm
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Mommy is very sad today. Her face keeps getting wet and I can't find Maleka anywhere. Maleka hasn't been feeling well this past week. Her back legs aren't working. Mommy said for me not to worry and she will explain it all to me tomorrow when we're sitting in a sunbeam.



I Was So Brave

November 14th 2009 8:52 pm
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Mom took me in to get my toes trimmed today. This is only my second time ever at the Groomers. The vet usually does it. Mommy was so proud of me. I let them use the grinder thing instead of the big scary clippers. Mom said my eyes got so big. Then everyone said I was so adorable and I got lots of treats and got to walk around the store and say hi to everyone and picked out some great blueberry treats.

I also met a foxy girl Golden Labordoodle. She was too young for me, but I told her to look me up when she got a little older. I love the ladies. Something I picked up from Raffles.

Mom even took me for a walk over by the cemetery. What a great day.



I'm Starving - Send Food

October 31st 2009 3:07 pm
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As you can see in my photo, I'm starving. I'm just not getting enough food. My bones are sticking out. If you love me, please send treats.

Mom also dressed me up in the lady bug costume - even though I'm a macho guy. You know how they do it in the magazines - who wore it best? That's what I'm asking you guys. Who is the better ladybug - Priscilla or me?

It's brrrr city out there today. Priscilla is being a house dog most of the day, but I run out and back in a lot, just to be nosy and do my thing. Mom says Priscilla is like a reverse camel. She can hold it forever. I wonder what her secret is.

Even Chewtoy got in on the act and posed for Mom. The only holdout was Maleka. She looked at Mom and said "don't even go there", so Mom backed off. Maleka is 13 now so Mom let's her have her way sometimes.

So, Happy Halloween - Its my first one. I hope no one scary comes to the door. Mom says there are no kids in the neighborhood so we probably won't see any monsters.



Yay - It's my birthday

October 24th 2009 7:25 pm
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What a day. Today I'm one - big excitement. And I didn't turn into a cat. That sister of mine, she had me going. So now I'm a dog. I don't look or feel any different. Mom says turning into a "dog" will mature me and mellow me out. But I've got news for you Mom, I'm staying the same. I'm going to be like Peter Pan and be a puppy forever. So look out world no growing up for me yet, I enjoy being a puppy so I think I will stay that way for just a little longer.

But the best thing about it being my birthday is that I got new toys and treats. What a great day. Of course I shared them with Priscilla and Maleka (Mom made me). That's what brothers do.

So Dad has been playing catch with me all night and Mom has ben hanging with the girls. Life is good.



Last Day for Puppiness

October 23rd 2009 8:48 am
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Well my friends, Mom says it's my Birthday tomorrow. My very first one. I've never had a birthday before so I'm excited. Priscilla says I will probably score some very nice birthday treats and I'd better share with her.

Cylla also said I will no longer be a puppy. What does that mean?
She said I might turn into a cat. Now I'm getting nervous. If I turn into a cat will I have to go live with Chewtoy in the dining room. I'm not very good with languages and I might not be able to purr? But if I do turn from a puppy into a cat, I know I will look adorable and my firend Chewtoy will show me the ropes. Tomorrow will be an adventure. I will keep you posted.

Quigley - a puppy for at least one more day.

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