Giggles from Quiggles

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Grandma For Sale

July 29th 2012 5:32 pm
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Mom says we have to sell Grandma. Are we allowed to do that? Grandma has been real cranky this weekend. Tonight she's slamming doors. Just because Mom wants her to take a shower. Geesh, I thought dogs were the only ones who didn't like baths. Mom says when you get old and have dementia you just don't want to shower. It's been 16 days. Mom said no shower, no cigarettes. You should have seen the fire spit out of Grandma's eyes. Grandma finally caved but she's not happy. She slammed the door into the bathroom right after Mom asked her not to slam it.

Poor Mom, this happens abuot every two weeks. Of course Mom won't sell Grandma, she was just venting. If she sold Grandma, who would throw my ball. I love when Grandma throws my ball. In the morning Grandma will be nice and sweet again.

Mom says if she ever gets cranky I should lick her ear. That always makes her giggle.

Quigley

 

Dogster Rocks

July 18th 2012 10:56 am
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Dogster in their infinite wisdom has chosen me for a daily diary pick. What can I say. I am over the moon. Mom always says I have the gift of gab. My handsome mug can be found on the Community page today under diary picks. Mom is so proud. So is Priscilla but she's pretending it's no big deal.

Thanks Dogster. You made my day. I promise I won't get the big head.

Quigley

 

Bad To The Bone

July 14th 2012 7:30 am
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Mom got lucky and found another collar just like the one she bought Priscilla last week. It's very soft and has that release button that we like. But the best part is that it defines my character - so says Priscilla. It says "bad to the bone" on it. It's a Harley Davidson collar - very cool. Prisilla has one exactly like it, but she says the words don't apply to her because she's so sweet - she says Mom bought it for her because it was so soft. She can fool Mom with her gooder than gold attitude but not me. I spend the most time with her, I've got her number.

Mom has another 3 day weekend. Yay! Auntie Chris and Uncle Mike came over to see us yesterday. Finally a guy who knows how to throw the ball. I'm surrounded by females all the time so it was nice to have another guy to hang with. Thanks Uncle Mike, I had a great visit with you.

Quigley

 

I Didn't Melt

July 4th 2012 7:21 pm
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Is this a great Fourth of July or what. Cylla and I haven't heard any boomers yet today. Mom said it's too hot for people to be out today so it's nice and quiet.

It's 100 degrees today so Mom is only letting us out for potty breaks. She said I was so sweet she was afraid I would melt in the heat. Of course Cylla had a few remarks to make about that. You know how sisters can be. Then of course I had to say that maybe Cylla should stay out in the heat to melt off a few pounds. Then the fur flew, but no worries, I can run like the wind and quickly left the area. Mom said it was good I was so cute or I'd be in big trouble.

More heat for the rest of the week. We're laying low.

Hope all our friends have a safe and cool Holiday.

Quigley

 

Where I Came From

May 28th 2012 7:28 am
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It was stormy last night and to take our minds off the thunder and lightning Mom told us a story of how Priscilla and I came to be in the family. We love Mom's stories.

Mom's two beloved dogs Callie and Raffles had just gone up to the Rainbow Bridge in the summer of 2008 two months apart. Mom was devastated. She still had Chewie the cat and Maleka (Husky) but as most Huskies are, she always wanted to be outside. By August Mom could not stand it anymore and needed some furry bodies to sleep with. Chewie liked to sleep on his own.

It has always been Mom's choice to adopt mixed breed dogs from the shelter. But she had such a wonderful experience with Raffles that she wanted to get another Boston Terrier. She looked for about a month with no luck at the shelters. So then she decided to sell her china cabinet and buy a Boston from a breeder. So I was essentially traded for a china cabinet. How cool is that?

Mom found a breeder in Wisconsin who just posted that she had a new litter of Boston's. And get this, they were born on October 24th. That is the birthday of Mom's Dad. Then she knew it was meant to be. She put down the non-refundable deposit and she would pick me up when I was 8 weeks old right before Christmas.

Well then wouldn't you know it, two days later someone told Mom about a five year old female Boston who needed a home. As Mom wanted to have two dogs to keep each other company while she worked she thought she would check this out. She met Priscilla, fell in love and took her home that very day. She settled in and Mom waited for my arrival. She told Priscilla that she was getting a Quigley for Christmas. Priscilla didn't know what the heck that was but was anticipating her Christmas present.

When Mom brought me home she was a little anxious as Priscilla was orginally a Katrina rescue and had two homes since then and she didn't really like other dogs. Mom held her breath when she introduced us. It went well. Priscilla didn't eat me and she took me under her wing and tried her best to teach me how to be a good dog.

So now it's Mom and the Bostonian's with Grandma and her cats upstairs.

Life is good.

Quigley

 

Needs No Batteries

May 25th 2012 5:17 am
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Mom says my new motto is "Needs No Batteries". I would play catch 24/7 if I had someone to play with. I told Mom I need a little kid to play with. Alas we don't have that kind of neighborhood. But I have the next best thing. I have my Grandma. She comes down every day and throws my ball for me. Of course Mom does too, but she gets busy. Grandma smokes on our back porch so I have a captive audience. Lately it's been kinda of wet so when I bring Grandma my ball she doesn't want to touch it. Come on Grandma, what's a little dirt. Mom says this is the only exercise that Grandma gets so I'm determined to help her out.

Life is what you make it - Mom says I make it exciting.

Have a happy Memorial Day, I know I will. Mom has a 4 day weekend so we are stoked about that. Mom's pretty much a homebody so she hangs with us all the time. I'm resting up right now for the big weekend.

Quigley

 

Mom and Me

April 15th 2012 1:38 pm
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I have Mom all to myself today. I'm in heaven. Cylla is at Banfield for her six month checkup and Grandma is sleeping all day so it's just me and Mom. Mom took me for a very long walk and then I helped her out in the garden. We dug up a new garden plot and transplanted hostas. Mom says I was very helpful in between chasing the ball. Mom did trick me. I had such a good time running through the gardens that I got my paws dirty and Mom washed them with the hose. Tricky Mom - but it was better than having a bath.

Now I'm sitting on Mom's lap as she's typing in my diary. Life is good.

I suppose all good things will come to an end. Mom will have to pick up Cylla at some point and then I'll take my nap.

Q

 

I'm So Tired

April 6th 2012 6:40 pm
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What a day. I must have chased the ball a hundred times today. Mom was gardening today so we played all day. I had a captive audience. Then grandma came out so I had to help her exercise her arm.

Man I was pooped by 7:00 tonight. Mom has a 3 day weekend and my crazy uncle Jess is coming over on Easter afternoon. He loves to play with me. Mom thinks by Sunday night I won't be able to keep my head up past 6:00. I better rest up.

Quigley

 

Thank the Lord for the Sunshine

February 11th 2012 7:27 am
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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr city today. Zero degrees with a high expected of 12. Mom says this is a warm winter for us. Is she kidding. But, my friend Mr. Sunshine is here this morning. Mom made me a special spot on her desk right by her computer so I have the best of both worlds. Keeping an eye on Mom and Mr. Sunshine doing his thing on me. Is this a great life or what.

Priscilla had a vet appt. today but she decided it was too cold for her tushie to be out so she told Mom "no way". She's staying nice and warm and toasty inside.

I'm glad. I get lonely when Mom and Priscilla are gone. But don't tell them I said that. I have to protect my macho image.

Mom read me that story about the news lady getting bit by the dog. Sad story, now he is in jail for something dumb she and her owner did. The poor dog was traumatized by falling in the lake and almost drowning and thankfully rescued but then what did his owner do - brought him to the television station and put him in an unfamiliar situation with all those people and cameras. The news lady loves dogs and I think after viewing the video she will realize what she did. Mom says she had her hands on the dogs face a lot and then moved closer for a kiss. It was a pretty nerve wracking experience for the poor pooch and he got scared. Now he's being quarantined because his owner didn't have his rabies vac. up to date. Very sad story. I hope it ends well.

Well my friends, stay healthy and happy.

Quigs

 

OMD - I had the bestest backrub

January 29th 2012 7:58 pm
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You guys, I just had the most amazing experience today. I sat still long enough for one of Mom's massages. I'm always on the go and have never let Mom give me one before. I loved it. Now I see how Priscilla puts up with me. Mom is always giving her massages. Pris says it's the only way she can handle staying calm around me.

Of course Priscilla never told me how wonderful they were before. She knew that would be less massages for her. She adores them. She said Mom gave her a deep tissue massage this morning when those two stayed in bed longer than me. She had this weird grin on her face and hung around Mom all day wanting more. Mom does have magic hands.

Mom says we have to give her a massage next weekend. Mom - we have no thumbs. Maybe we could just walk on Mom. Priscilla and I will have to come up with a plan.

Quigley

 
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