Sunday, June 28, 2009

Happy Birthday, Jake & Mommy

To Jake:
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday, dear Jake...
Happy Birthday to you!!! (woof, woof, woof)

Jake turned 1 yesterday and he had a blow out of a party. I was not able to go, but Mommy and Daddy told me all about it. He had lots of family and friends come to his house for a fish fry and water play. Noah even swam for the first time. From what I understand, he did not like it too much!

And I want to tell my Mommy a very special Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday, dear Mommy...
Happy Birthday to you!!! (woof, woof, woof!!)

Tomorrow is Mommy's birthday. She will finally be as old as me! This will be the last time that we will be the same age. If I am 4 and a dog's year averages to be 7 years, that will tell you how old Mommy is!

Tomorrow is going to be a fun day for us. Daddy has decided to take off of work and stay home to play with Mommy, Noah and I. I think Mommy and Daddy are going to go to dinner and a movie tomorrow night, but that will mean that Noah and I can not go. I wonder what we are going to do? Guess I will have to baby sit again.

I am such a good baby sitter. I got to be in charge one day last week for Mommy. Noah was still sleeping in his bed and Mommy decided to try to take a quick shower. Noah woke up just as Mommy was about to get in. She instead decided to hold off on the shower and check on Noah. It took her a second to get to him (and he was crying by then) but I was in his room checking on him. I kept barking at Mommy until she had him quiet. (He wanted his breakfast!) Mommy knows that I did not wake Noah up. I did not bark until after Mommy got into the nursery. She did have to raise the bumper pads so that I could put my paws on the side of the bed to look in at my brother. Once I saw that he was ok, I was good to go! I had done my duty! I often check in on him at night before I go to be. So I guess I can take time out of my busy day tomorrow to take care of Noah for Mommy and Daddy. It will not be too bad. I do have 2 rules when I baby sit: 1. I do not change diapers! 2. Payment must be made in full prior to the job and when the job is complete (get that, I get 2 treats!)

And that's just the dog's life!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy (Belated) Fathers Day

I want to wish a belated Happy Fathers Day to the top 3 men in my life, my Daddy, Papaw and GrandDanny!

I did not get Daddy or Papaw a Fathers Day card, but I got one for GrandDanny. Why just for him, I don't know. Mommy found this one in the store and it fit perfectly! It said:
"Happy Father's Day to someone who must think the world of me!" (this was on the front)
(inside) "Why else would you pick up my poop in little plastic baggies. And why do you do that anyway? Happy Father's Day" Then on the back it says "You might want to grab one of your little baggies."

This card was So appropriate for GrandDanny because when I am at his house I constantly beg for walks. You know me and my walks! I LOVE them! In their "hood" the poop has to be picked up. Poor GrandDanny has to take about 4 bags with him on our walks!

And that's just the dog's life!


Saturday, June 20, 2009

New Kid on the Block

We have a new kid in the "hood"... I saw her walking down the street. Her name is Gracie and she lives with Gretta. Their owner takes them for a walk each day and I talk to them as they walk by. Gracie is a Basset Hound and she looks just like Freckles used to look. Momma Gena almost teared as she walked by. She pranced by just like she owns the "hood". I am here to tell her that I was here first and it is my "hood"!

Have I told you about Gretta? I meant to! Gretta is a boxer. She is very playful! Before Gracie came along, Gretta went on walks each day with her owner. Her owner would not hold on to the leash and Gretta would walk where she wanted to. Well, Gretta decided to come in to my house for a visit the day Daddy brought Mommy and Noah home from the hospital. GrandDanny was at my house bringing me back home and he had the front door open. Well, Gretta decided to help herself in for a visit. It was kind of funny! Gretta has not been back since.

Gretta's mommy is a foster mommy to dogs who do not have a home. We noticed that Gretta had different dogs walking with her and could not figure it out. Then we noticed Gracie - simply because of Freckles. Mommy finally asked her. She said that animal shelters are hurting for some foster parents. Mommy wishes we could do it, but we have too much going on right now. We are trying to talk Momma Gena and GrandDanny into it. But then I might loose my spot on the favorite list! I am on top right now... well, maybe not, they went south again without me! Anyway... so Gracie was a foster puppy but is making a permanent stop on Marchester Circle. She is here to stay!

I am thinking of asking Mommy if Gretta and Gracie can come into my fence and play for a bit. I would be ok with Gracie because she reminds me of Freckles, or a skinny Freckles.

And that's just the dog's life... in the "hood"!


South Again...

Yep, that is right. Momma Gena and GrandDanny are south again... without me, again! Will I ever get to go to the beach? They took Aunt Jennifer, Uncle Paul and Jake with them this time. Mommy, Daddy and Noah opted not to go. Mommy and Noah are at work today while Daddy and I work in the yard. That is actually a lie, I am not working in the yard with Daddy. I am snoozing on the couch in the air conditioner. He is cutting grass and planting Mommy's new plants. She has a new rose and a hydrangea bush that she bought for her birthday.

So, the family is gone again without me. I am glad that Mommy and Daddy decided to stay home because I would not have gotten to go anyway. The place that they are staying at will not let me stay there. I guess I could have stayed with Uncle Brownie and Aunt Vickie, but I did not want to impose on them. I could have stayed at their neighbor's house... I think they would have liked me to stay. Maybe I will get an invitation one day. (I am trying to guilt them, can you tell?? Think it will work?)

Aunt Jen and Uncle Rob are south also. They are visiting Uncle Rob's family. But they did not invite me either! But I am sure that they took Lady and Charlie with them. Probably not enough room in the car. What are they going to do when "Baby Thorn" gets here? I need to have a talk with Lady and Charlie and forewarn them. :-)

Ok, so I am going to beg Mommy and Daddy to take me south one day. I keep hearing about the beach and the BIG boat that Uncle Brownie has. And I understand that there is so much to smell also. Fun, fun, fun!!

And that's just the dog's life - at home!


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Welcome to the family, Jack!!

Meghan did it! It is all her fault!! I am not so sure that I like it, but what can I do about it? I can run from it! I did not bark at it! I started to though - it was attacking my mommy's toes. I can not figure it out. I am bigger than it, right now. Maybe not for too long.

Meghan had to tell a special friend goodbye a couple of weeks ago. Bandit, who had been in the family for quite some time, longer than me, went to a special place. His new home is at the lake. Uncle Jamie took him there. It was a sad day. But Meghan is better now, especially now that she has Jack. Jack is a new puppy. He is only 10 weeks old, a little younger than Noah. He is small and fluffy. I think they said that he is part cocker spaniel part lab. I am not so sure. I did not really like him when he came to my house for a visit. I ran from him.

I did tell him about my friends at Petsmart at the Banfield Animal Hospital. He went to see Nurse Libby yesterday!! They took good care of him. Because I told him to go there, they gave Aunt Dorinda a discount and they are giving my Mommy a discount too. I really like them. They told Aunt Dorinda that I am a sweet girl but I like to talk a lot. I am sure that Daddy would say that I get that from my Mommy. (Like Mother, Like Daughter!) I try to tell them that they do not have to put me in the "crate" that I am a big girl and can walk around by myself. Do they listen to me, yes (cause they have to) but they do not do like I say! Oh well! At least I do not have to go there too often. I thought I would have to go last week, since I was sick, but it was just a stomach bug I guess - or my cheeseburger!

And that's just the dog's life!


My 100th Post

Happy 100th post to my blog!!! Can you believe that I have had 100 stories to tell?? Wow!! Mommy and I never thought that we would make it this far. Thank you to all of my readers and supporters. I love telling stories of my family, the good stories and the bad stories. And I love telling on my family!!

I also want to wish my Nina and Papaw a Happy Anniversary!! They celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on June 2nd. The family got to enjoy a nice dinner together. I did not get to go to dinner with them (for obvious reasons) but I did get to enjoy the day at Momma Gena and GrandDanny's house. They took me on a nice long walk where I took care of my business several times!

Thanks everyone! I love you all!!


Monday, June 1, 2009

A Day at Oak Mountain

Uncle Paul had a big birthday party for his special day. We all spent the day at Oak Mountain! It was so much fun! Mommy and Daddy let me go since I was feeling much better. Daddy and GrandDanny pulled the "putt-putt" boat while Momma Gena drove me, Mommy and Noah in the suburban.

We got there and I had to sniff the whole pavilion that we had rented. Daddy even tied me to a tree. While Mommy was helping settle Noah in, Daddy and GrandDanny unloaded the boat into the water. They went fishing for a while. Once they returned, we decided that it was time to eat. I decided to help myself to a hot dog winnie that I found. Mommy tried to take it from me, but it was too late. I had already devoured it.

After lunch, Daddy and Papaw decided it was time for them to take the boat out. They stayed gone for a long time. When they got back, Daddy was soaking wet and Papaw was laughing. They would not tell what had happened. But Papaw could not hold it in much longer. Papaw started telling what had happened but then Daddy had to tell his side of the story. All he kept saying was "I took one for the team." Apparently, Papaw was moving back to the front of the putt-putt boat when he lost his balance. He slipped and tried to catch himself, but when he did, he and Daddy ended up on the same side of the boat and they said that boat was within inches of going over. In the process, somehow Daddy fell over backwards into the water. All I could think was wondering what Uncle Brownie would say to this. Mommy thought it was hilarious! Daddy was ready to go soon after. So Daddy was soaking wet the rest of the day. And they tried to make me ride with them!! Yeah right! I tried to ride with them to dock the boat, but the bottom of the boat was too hot on my paws and I jumped right out. So I walked in the water instead.

I had a really good time and enjoyed my day out to Oak Mountain. I slept so good that night and all day on Sunday. Maybe we can go back again soon once Daddy puts carpet in the boat and it won't burn my paws!

And that's just the dog's life!


Happy Belated Birthday, Uncle Paul!!

Happy Belated Birthday To You...
Happy Belated Birthday To You...
Happy Belated Birthday, Uncle Paul...
Happy Belated Birthday To You!!! (woof, woof, woof!)

My Uncle Paul celebrated a very special birthday last Friday. I don't know if he wants me to say how old he turned, but he turned the BIG 4-0!!! That is 280 years in my life span!

I am sorry that I did not get to post his birthday wishes on his birthday but I was sick. Papaw fed me a bite of his Burger King burger on Thursday night and it did not set to well with my tummy. In fact, Mommy and I were up most of the night. She sat up with me on the couch to let me outside when I needed to go. So I spent Friday at Momma Gena's house on the couch. I finally felt better Friday night when I downed a whole bowl of dog food!

And that's just the dog's life!