Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tummy Scratch Learning Session

Noah has always been real good playing with me, and I'm good with him, but he has not learned how gentle he needs to be with me. Mommy tries to tell him to be gentle with me, but he doesn't understand. Mommy taught him how to scratch my tummy this morning and it was GOOD!! I helped out with the process, of course. Mommy brought Noah to our king sized bed at 8 am this morning to put his socks back on him - the boy hates his socks! I preceded to roll on my back and put all fours in the air. Mommy started scratching my tummy (and oh, it felt so good) and then Noah decided to help. Mommy took his hand and showed him the proper way to scratch. He seemed more interested in my foot and my mouth (because my teeth were showing, I was smiling) but Mommy kept sending him back to scratching my tummy.

He is such a cutie, and I love my brother!!!

And that's just the dog's life!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Goin' to GiGi's House today

I am going to GiGi's house today and I am so excited!!! Can't wait to get some valuable lap time!! Noah's going too, so I may not get as much attention as I would like, but still, I LOVE going to GiGi's house!!

Daddy is helping GrandDanny build another fence in the backyard - I may need to supervise it! Mommy is going to the hospital to check on Grandma.

Grandma Update - Yesterday was a tough day. Nina said that she slept a lot, which is not what Grandma has done the last week that she has been in the hospital. Mommy is nervous that Grandma may be ready to give up her fight and go be with Grandpa. Mommy just prays for strength for what ever may happen.

Noah is growing like a little weed! He is getting more fun every day. Now that the weather is getting pretty, we go out on walks all the time. Momma Gena and GrandDanny gave him a red wagon for his birthday and he loves to ride. Mommy took a part the guest bedroom and made a play room for Noah. GrandDanny and Daddy tried to put the red couch in there so that I could have a place to lay which I watch Noah play, but it would not fit down the hallway and make the curve. Mommy loves having the play room. Noah still plays a lot in the living room, but there are not toys in front of the window that block my view of the C-A-T-S! Oh, and did I mention that my basket of toys is back out. Noah doesn't put them in his mouth anymore - in fact, he loves to throw them for me. He can't throw very far, but it is still fun. I know that we are going to have a lot of fun in the backyard this summer. I can't wait.

Mommy is in the hunt for a job - she has decided that it is time to go back to work. I am not sure what is going to happen with me and Noah, but I am sure that we will be ok. Daddy has some things up his sleeve as well, so we are praying they all work out just fine!

And that's just the dog's life!


Monday, March 29, 2010

Thought for the day...

Mommy and I found this while reading another doggie blog :

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

- When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
- Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
- Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
- Take naps.
- Stretch before rising.
- Run, romp, and play daily.
- Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
- Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
- On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
- On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
- When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
- Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
- Be loyal.
- Never pretend to be something you're not.
- If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
- When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently!

And that's just the dog's life!


HaPpY bIrThDaY, pApAw!!

Happy Birthday to woo, (woof, woof, woof!)
Happy Birthday to woo, (woof, woof, woof!)
Happy Birthday, DEAR PAPAW!!!
Happy Birthday TO WOO!!!

Your at my house working today, and it's beautiful outside, so I'm gonna demand a W-A-L-K in just a bit! Hope your up for it!



HAPPY (belated) Birthday to woo (woof, woof, woof!)
HAPPY (belated) Birthday to woo (woof, woof, woof!)
HaPpY bIrThDaY tO wOo!! (woof, woof, woof!)

I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I'm sorry I didn't get to go to dinner with the family. I'll make it up to you with some extra lap time!! :-)


Pray for Grandma Dison

My Grandma Dison fell last Sunday night/Monday morning and broke her femur bone in her right leg. The ambulance had to take her to the hospital and she had to have surgery last Tuesday. She had to stay in SICU until Saturday afternoon. She had some bleeding that they could not find the cause from. While looking for it, they found an aneurysm in her tummy, which is NOT good. This type of issue would normally require surgery, but Grandma is not a candidate for it. She would not make it through it.

Grandma is also about to have to go to a nursing home - which will not necessarily be a good thing - cause I can not go see her there. I can't go sit in her lap like I do when we are at her house. I know that it is probably going to be best for her, but I'm not real happy about it. Because of financial reasons, there is a big probability that the family will have to turn over her home to the state. It's gonna be tough if we loose Grandma and her home.

Please pray for my Mommy and her family - and for Grandma, of course. This is such a hard time for everyone!

And that's just the dog's life!


Bunnies, Bunnies EVERYWHERE

Bunnies are attacking my yard. 2 were sitting in our neighbor's yard last week. I saw them through the window and went nuts. Mommy and Daddy were not happy with me because Noah had already gone to bed. Daddy thought they were not real and something that Mrs. Jessica put out for decoration. He closed the blinds saying that we would have to ask Mrs. Jessica to move them, opened the blinds right back up and they were gone. Poof!

Then, last Monday night a bunny was in my back yard. By the time I got to it, it was gone. But I trailed the smell of it for a long time.

I need to figure out who to stop this infestation!

And that's just the dog's life!


Friday, March 19, 2010

WHEW - what a day!!

I am exhausted, but I had a great time! Noah is out for spring break this week. The weather has not been the best, but today is! We have had 75 degree weather with BLUE SKIES! Off to the park we went!! We headed out this morning to Leeds for a day of fun with the family. Noah has never been to the park, so we knew this would be fun. Mommy let me go to, so I was very excited. Didn't know where I was going, but I knew I was going to have a good time.

We stopped by Old Smokey BBQ to get lunch. Daddy didn't let me get out of the car, but my nose sure was going. It smelled so good! We finally made it to the park and yet again, so much to smell.

After the family had lunch, Momma Gena, GrandDanny, Aunt Jennifer, Uncle Paul, Jake, Nina and I went for a walk. I drank some yummy creek water.

I was so tired after my outing. I slept all night on the couch and all night on my king sized bed. It was a wonderful family day!

And that's just the dog's life!


Monday, March 15, 2010

One for me and one for you

This is the new motto in my house. I have learned that Noah keeps getting all kinds of snacks during the day. Some are great and others not so much. I'm not a big fan of plain cherrios, but I love baby goldfish. I also really like Froot Loops.

Papaw is at our house today working. He fixed himself a grilled cheese sandwich. I heard the cheese come out of the fridge and I was there. Noah hoarded in on Papaw's sandwich. Before Papaw knew it, Noah and I had eaten 1 1/2 of his 2 grilled cheese sandwiches. They were so yummy.

Mommy also lets me clean up after Noah finishes eating. She calls it my house chores that I have to do. I don't complain. I did not like the brown rice that he had for lunch today - obviously he didn't either and that's why we ate Papaw's sandwiches.

Hum ... I wonder what's for dinner!

And that's just the dog's life!


Noah's Birthday Party

Here are some of the pictures from Noah's birthday party! You will notice that there are NONE of me ... that's because I could not go! Oh well! Looks like they had fun even without me!

Mommy did invite a special guest for Noah. It was a surprise for everyone, but he seemed to be a big hit!


Family Picture with Mickey Mouse

Noah LOVES his new baseball toy. I don't so much because
it has a bat that came with it. Fortunately, Noah has not learned how
use it as a weapon!


Yummy smash cake!

Noah's AMAZING cake that Mrs. Audrey made for him.
The top layer was her famous french vanilla almond
and the bottom was chocolate with peanut butter icing in the middle. Tell her Maggie sent you!!

And that's just the dog's life!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Praying for a friend

I'm sending prayers out to my friend, Lady. Her brother went to the big farm in the sky today!! He is so much better off though!

Lady - I love ya, my friend! Thoughts, prayers, love and treats being sent your direction!


Noah's 1st Day of School

Like I said the other night - I am very behind on my blogging, and I am so sorry!

Noah is now going to big boy school. His first day was Wednesday, February 3rd. He only goes 2 days a week for four hours, but boy does he like it! And so do I!! It is 4 hours of undisturbed sleeping on the couch!

I didn't really like it at first. I was real cautious when Mommy and Noah would leave and she would come home without him. She finally took me with her to pick him up and I have been fine since. It was unusual to suddenly not have my pack together. It was out of my control and I didn't understand and I didn't like it!

Brother has settled in very well. Had a few rough days at first, but he loves it now! He even has him a little girlfriend. Her name is Ansley. She gave Noah a picture Valentine card, so I have seen a picture and she is adorable. She just loves to rub Noah's head. His teachers don't think she has ever seen a red head before. But Noah is just as smitten. He stands beside the highchair while she eats lunch and talks to her. So sweet! Such a gentleman!! Last week at school they played "house" together. Their classroom has new pots and pans and they played with them together. Mommy thinks this might be getting too serious!!

Here are a few pictures of his first day at school:

He has his bag, his cup, his lunch and his papi - what else does a boy need!
He's catching up on a little Mickey Mouse Clubhouse before heading out!

This is the outside of Noah's school - it is called Noah's Park.
So fitting of a name!
His classroom window is to the left of the blue circle window!

This is Mommy and Noah leaving school.
He looks a little relieved that she came back to get him!!

Noah with Mrs. Lisa and Mrs. Linda
(he really did have a good day at school!)
And that's just the dog's life!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

So Far Behind

I am so far behind on my blogging. I have so much to update you on! I don't even know where to begin!

First of all - it snowed at my house!! We had such a good time playing in the snow. Brother did not know what to do with it. I don't think he liked it! But I loved chasing snowballs!! Papaw spent the night with us so we had an extra good time!!

SICKNESS - the stomach virus has made its way through our house. Everyone had it except me. THANKGOODNESS!! I had to nurse, and it was tough. First, Noah got it. It was sad, but he missed his Valentine's Day party at school. But it was ok, because school ended up closing early for the snow. Then Daddy got the virus on Valentines. He had it so bad that he ended up staying at Momma Gena and GrandDanny's house because he could not make it home. (Mommy and I took over the king-sized bed. Not gonna lie - it was kinda nice to stretch out. Oh wait, I do that every night!) Mommy "bug bombed" the house and thought we were rid of it!! THEN - Mommy got it. You know, they say its bad when Daddy's get sick, but I think it was worse having Mommy sick. I didn't know what to do for her. Daddy was great for Mommy and handled everything for Noah. We didn't want him to get it again. It was scary when Mommy got sick because it was the day before Noah's 1st Birthday party. Noah went to school and Daddy went to work, so I had to stay home with Mommy. We snuggled in the bed or the couch all day. It was a great day of relaxation! Nina ended up being sick the day after Mommy. It was sad because she did miss Noah's birthday party. THEN - GrandDanny ended up with it a week later. It has been crazy stuff. Luckily Momma Gena and Papaw have faired away from it.

Birthday Party - Noah turned 1. I can not believe it has been a year since that wonderful day that I spent the entire day in my bedroom! No, it was great!! Noah had his party on Saturday, Feb 20th. His actual birthday was Wednesday, February 24th. I have pictures to post in a separate post. He had a great time with his birthday cake!!

Bunny Rabbits - Did I tell you that a family of bunnies lives behind our house. Oh my goodness - I smell them each night and I bark, and I bark, and I bark! I get into trouble each night because of my barking. I smelled a coyote tonight and Papaw carried me in the house. So, I started howling at 9:30 pm. Why is that not acceptable??

That's all that I can think of right now. I know that I have tons more to post!!

And that's just the dog's life!