Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Trick and Treat


I hope you have more treats than tricks. I am nervous that I will have more tricks tonight rather than treats. (I will make sure that Papaw, Nina, Momma Gena and GrandDanny give me treats!)

You are thinking right... GrandDanny is on his way home from the hospital. I am so excited to see him. Mommy told me that I have to be gentle with him and can not jump on him. Either way, I will get my share of rubs and loves from him!

Last night was a scary night at our house. (I am SO ready for Halloween to be over!) Mommy noticed a water spot on the ceiling of our kitchen. That required Daddy to go into the attic in the garage. I walked into the garage with Mommy (while Daddy was in the ceiling) but I begged Mommy to let me in her car. I made sure nothing would fall on my head. By the way, Daddy did drop something down out of the attic, but Mommy caught it. It was her Christmas Village. Oops. Mommy and I made several trips upstairs to check the water in the bathroom. At one point, I thought I was about to have to take a B-A-T-H. Fortunately I ran and jumped on the bed. I stayed in my bed until this morning. I did not want to take the chance of a B-A-T-H. Papaw is coming over to the house this afternoon to help Daddy figure out what is wrong. I guess I will have to supervise them! I think I know what is wrong, but I will never tell... they will have to figure it out on their own!

Check back next week for pictures from my "tricks". Mommy said that she is going to take a picture of Jake in his bear outfit and me in my lady bug. I will let you see it!

Happy Tricks and Treats!


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Typical Thursday

I am sad today. Yesterday was Mrs. Robin's last day at Bubbles & Bells. I really liked having Mrs. Robin around. She would take me outside for breaks and walks. We knew that 5 pm was our break time. Thank you, Mrs. Robin, for playing with me and giving me packing material. I will miss you bunches.

I have been very lazy today. I have mainly spent the day on the couch. (Guess I am pouting!) But tomorrow is Halloween. The scary ghost decorations will finally be gone. I think my lady bug costume will be in action again tomorrow night. Mommy says that we are going with Aunt Jennifer and Jake to Mrs. Melissa's house for fun and games. We will get to trick or treat afterwards -- I have a feeling that there will not be many treats for me, but there will be tricks.

Good news is that GrandDanny will come home from the hospital tomorrow. I can not wait to see him. I may have to go stay with him and skip on some of the tricks. (Those ghost decorations scare me too bad.)


By the way... leaving Momma Gena's house last night, I had a little rear end problem that required Daddy to roll the window down while we drove off. I thought it was funny. Mommy and Daddy did not! :-) Too much Mexican for lunch with Mrs. Robin.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My Crazy Week

I am so sorry that it has been a week since I have gotten to update my blog. Mommy and Daddy have been extremely busy.

My GrandDanny had surgery yesterday, so life has been turned upside down. Let me go back to my weekend first...

So we pulled the Crimson Tide through on another win. I thought it was going to be a tough game. Daddy cooked potato soup, so Momma Gena, GrandDanny, Aunt Jennifer, Uncle Paul and Jake came over. Sunday was a restful day for me. I had my usual Sunday morning "church service" in my bedroom while Mommy and Daddy went to their church. Mommy and I spent the afternoon resting while Daddy had to go to a basketball meeting. I could not sleep very well because flies kept landing on me! Daddy kept the back door open all day on Saturday and flies invaded my house! I found myself in my bedroom again Sunday night while Mommy and Daddy went back to church for the annual fall fun fest. They did treat me on a nice brisk walk around the neighborhood when they got home.

Again, Monday was a restful day. Mommy had appointments and Daddy was at The Point. Monday night was early to bed because of GrandDanny's surgery.

Tuesday morning was an early morning. I found myself back in my bedroom, but Papaw saved me from it around 10 am. Mommy put me in charge of Bubbles & Bells. (That consisted of me sleeping and Mrs. Robin working! Do I know how to manage or what??) I spent the night with Nina and Papaw. Papaw took me to Grandma's house for dinner. I was outside, minding my own business, when 4 deer ran across the yard and through the horse field. Nina told me to go inside and get Papaw. Guess what, I went inside and got Papaw. Nina did not even have time to unhook my rope from my collar. I went straight to Papaw and told him where we were going.

He took me out, as I requested. I drug him to where my nose told me the deer were. Papaw had to get down real low to go under the electric fence. I got so excited about the deer that I pulled Papaw on his tummy under the fence. Nina said it was really funny. (Sorry, Papaw!) My nose gets to excited for all of the wonderful things that I smell at Grandma's house.

GrandDanny is doing much better today. Momma Gena called and said so. I am so glad... can not wait for GrandDanny to fully recover so that we can go on more walks. (Did I tell you about my walk with GrandDanny and I got scared by the ghosts? I will save that for next time!) Feel better GrandDanny! I love you!


ps - Happy Anniversary Mommy and Daddy! (They have been married for 3 years and they have had me for 2 1/2 years!)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Howl-O-Ween Party at Petsmart

My Lady Bug Costume

That's right... Mommy and I went to Petsmart's annual Howl-O-Ween costume party last night. I had so much fun! Momma Gena, GrandDanny, Nina and Papaw joined us! Papaw took lots of pictures.

We got there and stood in line to have our picture made. While standing in line, I made a friend named Bear. You would not believe it, but Bear looks like me! We both made the same sound when we saw each other. Bear's Daddy had to bring him over to meet me. After we had our picture made, we hung around until the costume contest and pet parade. We talked to Bear's Mommy and Daddy and met several other friends.

So the parade started. I was a lady bug and Bear was a hot dog. We walked in line together. My hat kept falling in my eyes because it was too big. Sadly, we did not win the costume contest, but Mommy said I was number 1 to her. I got a new baby in the process. You would not believe what we lost to... first prize went to Rhett Butler. (that was ok because we know his mommy and daddy.) Rhett Butler is an English Bulldog that was dressed as bumble bee. Second prize went to a smaller dog that wore a scary mask the whole time. (I think he won because of the mask.) Third prize went to.. that is right.... a 76 pound turtle that was dressed as a pumpkin! It was funny.

I had a good time though. Mommy is going to dress me and Noah up next year. Mommy said that she is going to dress me as a Fox (Fox and the Hound... get it? HAHA!)


Me & Mommy


Me & Bear meeting for the first time

Rhett Butler!

The Pumpkin Turtle!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Major M-D last night!!

I had a major M-D last night. What is a M-D you ask? M-D stands for Melt Down! Daddy needs to figure out how to video a M-D and let me post if for you! They are so much fun. Mommy calls me her little badger when I have a M-D. The truth is... Mommy started this M-D. She was getting ready for bed (and I was playful, as usual). She stuck her hands under the sheet and acted like they were attacking me. When I have a M-D, I start running and barking loudly. I jumped from the bed, ran to the loft, turned around and ran back to the bed. I even used the bed as a ramp. Mommy went downstairs with Daddy and I followed - in M-D mode! It was such fun. Daddy tried to calm me down, but it did not work. I eventually stepped wrong and let out a yelp, which required me to calm down. Such fun... especially before bed. Fortunately I did not hurt myself.

I am at Momma Gena and GrandDanny's house today. It is raining outside, so I decided a lazy day on the bed would be perfect. Jake is coming to our house to spend the night tonight. I am not so excited about that. It does mean lots of Mommy time once Jake leaves. Aunt Jennifer says that it is preparing me for Noah. Papaw thinks I will have a different attitude towards Noah. I guess that we will have to wait and see. Check back on Monday to see what happens this weekend!


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Special Treat from my Daddy

I came to work today with Mommy and Daddy. It has been a pretty quiet day here. Ms. Robin helped reorganize the store from their bridal show this weekend. I tried to help her, but unfortunately I was not "helping". I kept pulling bags out of the trash. I thought that I was doing my part! :-)

Daddy has brought me to Momma Gena and GrandDanny's for the afternoon. Mommy has an important meeting with a bride this afternoon. Just before we left, Daddy gave me a special treat! It was an empty peanut butter jar. It was SO yummy. Daddy thought it would be funny to cut slits in the jar so that I could smell the peanut butter. Mommy and Ms. Robin insisted that Daddy remove the lid. Mommy took a few pictures of me enjoying my special treat. I had it all over my nose (as you can probably tell why) and it required my nose to be washed. If you know me, you know that I do not like to have a b-a-t-h, but my face being washed was well worth it!



Monday, October 13, 2008

Lazy, Lazy Day

Well, today is one of those days. Mommy, Daddy and I have had a lazy day. Boy - has it been great! Most of my day has been spent snoring on Mommy's lap. This weekend was non-stop for Mommy and Daddy.

Mommy's business had bridal show yesterday at B&A Warehouse. Saturday was spent preparing the store for the show. Mommy, Ms. Carlie and Ms. Robin packed up the store to take it to B&A. Daddy elected for me to stay in my "bedroom" on Saturday, since there would be so much in and out of the store. (And they did not expect to be gone too long.) Daddy ended up having to help Papaw with a project at Nanny's house. Mommy went to pick up Daddy. She was sad that I was not with her so that I could see Nanny and Buddy. (Buddy is Nanny's dog. He is a Great Dane/Dalmatian mix. Yep - he is HUGE! He scares the poop out of me every time!)

Momma said that is was good that I was not with her because Buddy had played in something that he should not have and would require a bath when Nanny got home. She said he smelled really bad! Momma did not get to see Nanny. Did not sound like I missed too much.

Momma Gena and GrandDanny came over Saturday night for dinner. I was in a playful mood Saturday night.... because I had been in my bedroom for 7 hours. I demanded walk after walk. Nothing satisfied me.

I had church Sunday morning. All of my "babies" attended with me. We did not have a baptism this week. (Mommy and Daddy say that we have baptism when one of my babies falls into my water dish in my bedroom.) Momma Gena and GrandDanny came to get me after their church. I was so excited to be free from my "bedroom" and ready to RIDE! Everything was good until we got to their house. Just as we pulled up, 2 small strangers were sniffing out the front yard. They even felt the need to mark their territory. HOW DARE THEM - THAT IS MY YARD! You know I went NUTS! I demanded a walk and had to sniff the entire front yard to see where they had been. Fortunately it was not too bad.

So, that brings us to today. Lazy! Daddy felt Noah kick for the first time today. That has been the highlight of the day. I think I felt him kick. Mommy was laying on the bed and I was beside her with my head on her tummy. She said that she could not tell if it was Noah kicking or if it was me swallowing. I say it was Noah!

Mommy's new website went live yesterday. Mr. Caleb did a great job getting it together so fast! Her new business is Se Marier Weddings. Check out her new site - She is promoting wedding planning full time now! (I do not know what that means for Bubbles & Bells. I guess we will find out later!)


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Random Family Photos

Here are some random photos that I have found on Papaw's computer. I hope that you like them!

You will see pictures of Freckles (the basset hound.) Freckles belonged to Momma Gena and GrandDanny. Freckles and I got along so well! She had to leave us in March 2007 due to illness. (When Freckles left is when I got so spoiled!)

You will also see my HORRIBLE Christmas photos that my Mommy had made last year.


Friday, October 10, 2008

Why Am I spooked? It is not Halloween yet!

I was spooked... and spooked BAD! Daddy laughed at me, but I did not think it was funny. I even had Momma Gena spooked at first, until she figured out why I was spooked... and then she laughed! Let me tell you my side of the story.....

Daddy has decided to tamper with the E-Bay thing, and he excitingly sold his first item. We left home extra early yesterday so Daddy and GrandDanny could complete their E-Bay transaction. I did as I always do when I get to Momma Gena and GrandDanny's house. I said my hellos, gave my morning kisses and asked to check out the back yard. (Must check to see if any C-A-Ts have walked through in my absence.) I made it out the door and that was about it. I stopped dead in my tracks and all of my hair on my back stood straight up! I started growling. Daddy said I even started foaming at my mouth. Momma Gena was spooked by my reactions, thinking there might be someone in the backyard, and yelled for my Daddy to come see what was wrong.

Daddy came to me and saw what I was spooked by. (Your not going to believe what it was...) It was a stick ghost decoration that Momma Gena put in her backyard. Yes, that is all that it was. Daddy found it funny! Momma Gena found it funny! GrandDanny found it funny! Maggie did NOT find it so funny!

Daddy walked into the yard with me, while I was still foaming at the mouth and snarling. I walked clear around the yard to avoid meeting my assailant. Daddy tried to get to me meet my assailant, and as I inched forward, he shook the ghost in my face and made me jump. I was not happy at my Daddy! Momma Gena told Daddy that I inched around the backyard all day. I have posted a picture of my assailant!

Momma Gena did not feel good last night. Daddy told me that she is ok... had a reaction to new medication. Momma Gena--- I am glad that you are ok! I love you bunches!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Meet My Family

I figured that since I talk about my Mommy and Daddy all of the time that it was time for you to meet them.

The link below is a family album that Papaw and Daddy made. (Papaw took the pictures and Daddy made the album.) You will notice that I got tired of having my picture made (because I am THE WEDDING DOG ... and wedding dog's do not have their picture made!)

The album was made before Mommy found out about Noah. Check later for tummy shots with me and Mommy! (I am going to tickle her tummy!) :-)


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Convict in my back yard!!

You must be wondering by my title. No, I did not have a jail convict in my back yard, I had Convict in my back yard. Let me explain.

There are lots of dogs in my neighborhood, many of who we do not know their names. So, we come up with names for them. This started with "Bob Jones". "Bob Jones" has a brother named Cornbread (and that is his real name.) Cornbread and his brother always broke out of jail and came to my backyard to play with me. My mommy and daddy knew Cornbread's name and who his owners were. He lived 4 houses down from us. We did not know (and still do not know) Cornbread's brothers name. We thought that since Cornbread was such an original name for a dog that his brother needed a good old southern original name. What more original can you get than "Bob Jones"? Cornbread and "Bob Jones" owners came up with a solution to the duo breaking out of jail. They now have a fence within their fence.

A couple of weeks ago, and new face showed up in my backyard. Daddy noticed him long before I did. I overheard Daddy mention him to Mommy before she let me out to do my business. Guess who comes to see me while I am outside. That is right... "Convict". (His nick name came from him constantly "breaking out of jail.") Daddy had been watching "Convict" come walking down the alley followed by a sleepy teenage boy chasing after him. This happened about 3 times. The 4th time, "Convict" was loose without his follower. He stayed in the backyard with me for a few minutes. Mommy finally convinced Daddy to take "Convict" home. 30 minutes later, Daddy was still walking around the neighborhood with "Convict" following at his feet. Mommy thought that it was funny, but I did not. I tried to talk Mommy into letting us go walk with Daddy and "Convict". Daddy decided to give up, knowing that "Convict" would eventually find his way home. It was a sad face when Mommy shut the front door with "Convict" on the door step. We have yet to see "Convict".


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Full of Vinegar!

As Momma Gena says, I have been full of vinegar today. Ask my mommy! I went to work with her this morning and tore into everything. When Mommy and I got to Bubbles & Bells, Daddy had breakfast cooked. He cooked bacon, eggs and toast, YUMMY was it good! Papaw gave me a few bites of bacon.

After breakfast I laid down on my bed like a good girl. I felt the need to be on "Shred Duty" today. Papaw started going through papers in his briefcase and I decided I needed to help him. He started to trash some junk mail that I helped myself to. I shredded it to pieces! FUN! I also love bubble wrap that comes in Mommy's shipments. I kept pulling it out of the trash wanting to shred it. Daddy told me no! :-( When Nina came to the office, I helped myself to my bag and pulled out my treats. I took the bag to Nina, (I knew that she would give me one. I told her that I had been a good girl.) She asked Papaw and Mommy why I took her my treats. She asked if anyone ever gives me treats, I said "no" (with my sad eyes.) HEHE!

Daddy brought me to Momma Gena and Granddanny's house on his way to The Point. Momma Gena invited me to help her dig up turnip greens. I have been dying to get into the turnip green patch and she would not let me... I figured I should help since she was offering to let me help dig. We have not dug them up yet, but I am sure that I will make a game out of it. Aunt Jennifer and Cousin Jake are coming over tonight to eat turnip greens. (Uncle Paul does not eat "grass" so I do not know what he will eat. Guess I will have to offer him some of my chicken, rice and veggies.) Mommy is coming to eat after her wedding rehearsal. She does not let me go rehearse with them. Don't know why... I would be a good girl. She said that I would be busy smelling the golf course at this wedding. Oh well.

Check back tomorrow to see how the turnip greens are. I hope I get a bite since I am helping with them. I will ask my Granddanny! :-)