Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Paw and Snout Disease

Well, Noah had to go to the doctor for his sickness. He had fever on Tuesday and even into Wednesday morning, but by Thursday he had quit eating. Mommy called the doctor and took him to Babiesmart (I guess that is what it is called - my doctor is at Petsmart so I assume his is at Babiesmart.) Anyway, the doctor diagnosed him with Paw and Snout Disease. It means that he has sores on his hands, feet and mouth. The sores in his mouth made him not eat.

By Friday morning, Mommy and Daddy both had it also. It was not a fun weekend in our house. Papaw wanted me to go stay at his house with him to be sure that I didn't get Paw and Snout Disease, but it was a good thing that I did not go because he ended up with it also. My whole family was taken over by this. It was not nice. Mommy, Daddy and Papaw all ran high fevers, and by high, I mean, 103.4. Momma Gena and GrandDanny brought food over for my family and would help take care of me and Noah, but they did not want to stay too long. They feared that they would get it also.

Fortunately everyone is now better and life is back to normal!!

And that's just the dog's life!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

No Howl-o-ween Party

Last night was the annual "Howl-o-ween" dog costume contest and party at Petsmart. Mommy and I worked hard to come up with a costume for me to wear. But we did not get to go. And my costume was going to be great! I was going to be a hunting dog and wear camo and an orange hat. Papaw even matched me. If you remember, this was the party last year that I met Bear at. I wonder how Bear is doing?? I have not seem him since. And we never got together to play! :-(

Noah got sick and we could not go. He started running a high fever and it was at its highest when we would have been at the party. So I had to "change hats" and go from hunting dog to nurse dog.

It really bothered me that my brother was sick. He did not feel like playing and that scared me. I tried to get as close as I could and wanted to smell his breath. When Mommy was rocking him, I sat as close to Papaw as I could. Daddy could not be home with us last night because he had an obligation at the church. But he got home as fast as he could when he found out that Noah's fever was 104.

Mommy put Noah in a cold bath and he did not like that. Bless his heart, he screamed! Papaw got in the floor and played with him while he was in the bath and he got laughing. Fortunately the cold water helped lower his body temperature.

He is feeling better today. His fever is gone, but you can still tell that he is not quite 100% yet. Mommy and Daddy had a long night of taking care of him because he kept waking up. I got up one time with him, but that really was just to take a quick walk outside. Daddy had to come and get me because I started barking at something in the field across the creek and Daddy was afraid that I would wake the neighbors.

Mommy has been cleaning today to get all of the germs gone. I hate cleaning day because that means the vacuum cleaner comes out. I'll just keep my cozy position on the couch!

And that's just the dog's life!


Saturday, October 17, 2009


Quick, call the pest control... My neighborhood has been infested with a pest!! I do NOT like this infestation problem and something must be done about it. They keep bothering me. They know that they are bothering me and they agg me on. Dang kitty cats!!

I had 2 different ones looking at me yesterday. One was parked under Papaw's truck and the other was across the street looking at me. Mommy made me go out the back door because Papaw just happened to be on a business call at the time. The C-A-T noticed where I had gone and decided to walk beside my fence while I was in the yard. HOW DARE THAT CAT!!

A similar thing happened Thursday night, except the (same) C-A-T walked by my tree in my front yard. Mommy thought that I was going to owe her a set of blinds for the front window. Good thing I did not break it because that would have cost me a fortune in treats.

These C-A-T-S really know that they bother me and they do it on purpose. I think they just like hearing me talk to them!



Sunday, October 11, 2009

Jail Mickey Mouse is not so magical - ask Daddy!

This story does not involve me, but it is really funny and I felt it worthy to be blogged!!

My Daddy almost went to Jail Mickey Mouse while they were gone. But from what we understand, Jail Mickey Mouse would not have been as magical as every thing else Mickey Mouse is.

Thursday night of their trip, the family decided that they wanted to go to Fort Wilderness and have dinner. In order to do this, they had to go to the transportation center, ride a monorail to the Contemporary Resort and then catch a boat to Fort Wilderness. After dinner, they enjoyed the boat ride back to the Contemporary. They did get to enjoy the fireworks for Magic Kingdom while they were on the boat back. They walked through the hotel and decided to do some shopping before catching the monorail back to the transportation center. Once they got back to the suburban and started unloading, Papaw realized that Mommy and Daddy had lost Noah's baby bag backpack. They instantly remembered that Daddy had set it on the bench in the hotel while they were shopping and it had been forgotten.

Daddy drives over to a security guard in the parking lot and tells him what they had done. The guard radios the Contemporary Hotel and finds out that they back has been located. The guard says "GREAT" and to meet us at the dog kennel with the bag. Daddy, Mommy, Noah, Papaw and Nina follow the security guard through all of these back roads of Disney World. Daddy has NO clue where they are and how to even begin to get out of there. Once they get to where the kennel is, the guard motions for Daddy to keep following him. They next thing they know, they are pulling up at the hotel. The guard asks Daddy to come with him. When Daddy gets to where the bag was left, he finds 4 other security guards, a hotel manager and a German Shepard. The German Shepard is a police drug dog and is investigating the suspicious bag. The bag had not been touched! It takes Daddy about 20 minutes to convince the security guards and drug dog that it is in fact his bag. Daddy finally remembers that his drivers licence is in Mommy's wallet, which is also in the bag. He said that he had to describe what the wallet looked like and exactly where it was in the bag before they would let him open it. Sure enough, it was there and everything was ok. They had to do a inventory of everything that was in the bag before Daddy could leave.

THEN, the hotel manager asked Daddy where he was staying. He had to confess that they were not staying inside the Disney grounds. The manager was NOT thrilled that they were in the hotel without being guests of the hotel. It looked a little weird that Daddy was really where he should not have been.

SO - Mommy and Daddy almost shut down the Contemporary Hotel and Monorail System at Walt Disney World for a suspicious black baby bag backpack was left face down on a bench in the hotel. OOPS!! Jail Mickey Mouse would not have been magical with brooms flying about like the movies make it to be. Daddy almost got to find out!! HAHA!!

And that's just Daddy's "not so magical" life at Disney World!


So Long Woody!!

I am very sad to report that the Walker Family and the Funderburg Family lost a very important member of their family... Woody William Walker (or "www." as I thought of him!) Woody belonged to Uncle Paul long before he and Aunt Jennifer became a family, and long before Jake was in the picture. Woody passed away while his family was in Orlando.

He was very sick and had a really hard time getting around. It really is for the best, but very difficult as well. Woody lived with me at my house for 2 months before his new house was ready, so we had time to become buddies. I last saw Woody on Labor Day and knew then that would probably be the last time that I saw him.

Woody, I want you to know that we appreciate you and all that you did your 14 years here. You will always be remembered, NEVER forgotten!! Even though Jake will not be able to physically remember you, but he will always know who his first dog was. We thank you, Woody and we love you!!

And that's just the dog's life!


I really am ok...

even though I have not posted in so long. You would not believe all that has been going on. I do not even know where to start. WOW!!

I guess that I will start with the fact that Bubbles & Bells did close. It was a very tough time for my Mommy, but she is strong and pulled through. She still has some aspects of it hanging over her, but hopefully soon it will all be behind her. She and Daddy, along with Nina and Papaw are working on some new business endeavors that will hopefully give some exciting opportunities for them, and for me. I can't elaborate too much yet, but I will as soon as I am given the ok!

The WHOLE family headed off for vacation, but they did not take me with them. I was very worried at first, but I had a good time without them. (Don't tell them that I said that!) Mommy, Daddy, Noah, Nina, Papaw, Momma Gena, GrandDanny, Aunt Jennifer, Uncle Paul and Jake all headed off for Disney World on September 26th. They drove for 9+ hours to Orlando, Florida just to see a Mouse! I could have found one here for them, but NN-OO!! Alex came and stayed with me while they were gone. We had a really good time that week. I was in 10th grade that week and had to study for lots of tests. After school, Alex and I spent the afternoons studying and catching up on the day's sports.

I guess I could give you a Noah update!! He is crawling! He is all into my dog food. Mommy and Daddy keep putting my bowls on the kitchen table to keep him from getting into them. Now, they know that I am not allowed on the table, cause they tell me that, but then they go and put my food and water on there. Isn't that double standards? No, I have not jumped on the table, but let me tell you, the temptation is there. Noah and I keep getting eye to eye now. We are officially on the same level. Mommy says that he is about to be real fun for me. He is now eating some snacks, which he passes some on to me. I did not really realize what an asset he would be for me. He is finally paying off! HAHA!

A party at my house... Mommy's best friend, Jen (Lady and Charlie's Mommy) is having a baby in a couple of months and Mommy decided to have a party for her at our house. This means that we had 4 days of house cleaning (YUCK!) and my babies and bedroom were moved out of the house. I was very worried at first and did not understand what was happening. I really thought that I was getting shafted! Every time Mommy has a party at our house, I get the boot. Daddy always gets the boot to, so it is usually not too bad. Noah also got the boot. So the 3 of us loaded up and headed off to GrandDanny's house. Mommy made breakfast for us, so it was ok. And yes, I said "us"... I got some biscuit too!!

Well, that about sums up the last 3 weeks all together. I have a couple of other stories that I am going to post about because they deserve their own posts. But they are above this post, so by the time you are reading this, you have already read them. Oh well!! Do I at least get an A for effort? Or would that be an E for effort??

And that's just the dog's life!