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Dec 29, 2006 - Well just as the New Year is often a time of
new beginning so it is around our home. Mistress R. moved out
yesterday to house site for three-months and then most likely to
get her own place. Even though we were forewarned of this event
Mistress E. is taking it very hard (so far). Blue keeps sniffing
at her door as next to John he is very fond of her. Still as John
has said to me - one of the great lessons in life is come to the
point where you can allow life to unfold for those in your own
life without a lot of angst in yourself. As I've watched John in
the last year deal with a death in the family and now this I agree
it seems to be a lesson he has well learned. More soon as I can or
rather soon as I can pressure John into posting more ... Wooof,
Woof, WOOOF my friends!
Dec 28, 2006 -
Happy and prosperous New Year friends! I've got great news
to share today. As most of you know E.J.W. purchased me to
be a family dog but I selected Master John to be my special human.
I go everywhere with him except the bathroom - I'm willing to got
there to but at this John draws the line. He feeds, walks and
grooms me, takes me in the car with him, shares his room with me,
plays with me. If you read the Nov 28th installment directly
below you'd know that a second adoption was happening for a Shih
Tzu for E.J.W. That is now complete and E.J.W. and Payton
are in separable.
Christmas day this year E.J.W. floored John and I by making it
official (gift) I now belong to John and John belongs to me. We
are both so happy!!! Although at first it was hard to tell because
John wept at this news. In fact he later shared that this is the
best Christmas present he has ever received. I feel the same -
Woof, Wooof, WOOOF.
Yesterday John stopped
in at our Vetrinarian's office and had them change my records over
to his name. And also ordered my months supply of food. Nice to
know he plans to feed me and everything. Also, I hear that early
in the New Year I'm going to the groomer. I've been wearing
a nice deep red coloured bell on my collar this season. Everyone
likes it because it gives them a chance to know where I am.
Another thing that
happened very recently is that E.J.W. got hearing aids - what a
huge difference that made to everyone.
Payton and I for the
most part get along very well. I have told him off once or twice
when he has either tried eating my food or going after one of my
favourite chew toys. Sometimes he doesn't understand I'm serious
and tries the chew toy routine several times in a row - what a
dumb bell! All for now happy barking and tail wagging to all
my friends everywhere.
28, 2006 -
Happy tail wagging to all my friends this morning. We got a big
surprise yesterday, 10" of fresh
snow on the ground! For those of you who are used to snow in
the winter time - fine and dandy - but to us here where we are
supposed to have a mild Mediterranean like climate ... uh-huh now
you get it :) Well let me share with you I had a ball in the
snow the first night ... trying to jump over it Master John
quipped I was either trying to body surf or doing bunny hops
around my yard. And when I came in I had half a gazillion
snow balls matted into my bib and withers. Despite a vigorous
toweling from John all soon realized the best way was to let these
snow balls melt and then towel me dry. I must admit for the last
24 - 36 hrs I've enjoyed coming in from the yard only to share
these snow balls with everyone in the house - simply by shaking -
lol, lol, lol. My pets all comment and thank me for sharing.
Although judging by the different tones in use I think safe to
assume some are NOT amused.
John has informed me
that the search for a dog companion expressly for E.J.W. is over
and that the adoption of
www.furbabyrescue.com, is in progress. Company for Mistress
E.J.W. playmate for me. Apparently Payton likes to howl so John
has said to me perhaps he'd like to sign with us. Instead of a
duet we'd be a trio. I'm certainly willing to try this out so long
as everyone realizes that I was here first and I'm the boss dog.
Master john apologizes for his tardiness in updating my blog ...
excuse he's way busier than normal at this time of the year.
I'm fine, doing my best to keep my ears down when I go out in the
yard or elsewhere lest I mimic the "Flying Nun" and become Flying
Blue! Dog oh dog has it ever been windy and wet lately. John
and I do our best to nip out for a walk in the lulls. He's under
the weather just now with a sinus infection so walks are on hold
till that clears are up.
My people pets have
been looking for a smallish adult Shih Tzu for Mistress E. Since
I'm bonded to Master John and he sometimes quips look Blue you
can't get any closer unless we're being twinned! Anyway
Master John has been in touch with Eleni N. at
where they found me and the watch is on. I hope we two dogs
get along and can play at times. Another thing Master John and
Mistress E. are faithful at and that's taking me for car rides ...
I just love going in the car. The only other people that
give me any problems are large noisy trucks, Bicycles and service
station attendants ... I bark and bark at those in spite of being
told by my pets to be quiet. I've got the service station
attendants trained at our favourite gas station - now they come to
the car and bring me a Milk Bone <he he he>.
Oh and Master John
finally got the webcam repaired ... so he's trying to get in focus
new pictures of me. Of course I move so fast at times that he
finds this a challenge. Last I heard he was muttering about doing
a couple of things soon (a) getting a wireless cam he could attach
to me on a harness so that I could make and share with my dog
friends clips of my adventures; (b) he's talking about configuring
the webcam to automatically track me in our room.
Have not had any fan
mail in a while dog gone it ... anyway he's my e-mail address for
you all again [Comments?]
Bow wow, wow, wow, Woof even. Free at last Free at least thank you
Dr. Jonathon my splint is off Wahoo! I can go for walks, run
to my hearts content, jump up, jump down Oh Dog, Oh Dog, oh Dog
.... what to do first, what to do first. Honestly friends I don't
know what I want to do most ... since I can't decide may be a nap
is what I'll do first ... Yawn in this nice sunny patch.
My pets spoke with Dr.
Jonathon Smith @ Anicare about some suggestions Eleni N. had made
when she heard I'd broken my leg. While he recognizes that
hydrotherapy could be useful he says that here in Canada only
major research facilities have this equipment. He says if we wish
to do this we can do it ourselves using slowly increased levels of
water in a bath tub. On the topic of Synovi G3 (he didn't know of
this one specifically) or something similar for arthritis, Dr
Smith noted there is no sign of arthritis at this time. But if
there were he would not hesitate to recommend something specific
to onset arthritis. He did go on to say that with much of these
type of remedies there has not been a definitive study yet which
shows that dogs without arthritis can benefit in any way by taking
one of these remedies.
I don't have any
really recent pictures of me but my pet John has got one of the
houses digital cameras working again so there is hope. Happy tail
wagging and tummy rubs to you all where ever you may be. [Comments?]
27, 2006 -
Happy tail wagging my 4-legged friends. I've had my penthouse
closed to me. Mistress E. and
Master John decided this, pretty much without my consultation, due
to my broken leg. It's understandable for my pets to make a knee
jerk reaction like this. The damage is done folks and it was done
in the backyard - when I slipped on one of the steel stairs - no
where near my penthouse - like D-uh! Isn't this a 'lil like
closing the barn-door after the horse has bolted? And in
this case you closed the WRONG BARN DOOR! Oh well
what can a dog really expect from well meaning pets> I sleep more
now since I can't easily look out the window. John and E. play
with me and my squeaky stuffed toys pretty much every day - but
I'm not allowed out for walks while I'm re-couperating so I'm a
tad bored. All I do presently is eat, drink, poop, play,
sleep, beg for lunch tidbits, sleep, beg for dinner tidbits, eat
my supper, drink, poop, watch some TV and maybe play some more and
then sleep. If I'm really lucky I might get to do errands
with one or both of my pets in the car. I love going with my pets
in the car.
This coming Monday
Oct. 2nd Master John and Mistress E. take me back to see Dr.
Jonathon Smith @ Anicare Veterinarian Hospital for an interim
x-ray. So we can be sure these breaks are healing correctly. Sure
hope so - I mean I feel great and the splint they put on me is
awesome. Doesn't bother me at all. I sure hope that
the Doc reports the healing is going well. John doesn't say he is
concerned but a dog can tell these things - he's concerned for me
just as any human best friend would be.
None of you have sent
me any fan mail or comments in ages. On top of my medical
incarceration this is hard from me to understand. Maybe none of
you, whom ever you are, love or care about me anymore? [Comments?]
P.S.: Maybe I'm
wasting my time updating this blog.
3, 2006 -
John (webmaster) is posting this update - Blue being incapacitated
with a broken leg. That's right folks he is at the vet now
recovering from being tranquilized today so his right rear leg
(looking from tail to nose), in which he had cleanly broken two
bones, could be x-rayed and splinted. Poor Blue! We are not
exactly sure how this happened. He went out in his backyard
yesterday and came back in not wanting to move around much. This
on top of his ongoing different diet ... I need to win a lottery
soon. Just kidding we all love him, and he loves all of us, but wow he's been
expensive the last couple of months.
Added after we picked
him up from the vet. Blue has three breaks in two
bones below his knee and above his ankle. A little more in one of
them and the bone would have broken through his skin, required
surgery with plates and / or pins. He's been splinted and has a
bright blue sock over it! He remains in the splint for eight
weeks, he gets checked by the vet every 2 weeks, he has pain
medicine for the first 10-days. Blue is not allowed to go up or
down any stairs - period. This could be interesting as it's one
step down into both our room (his and mine) and into our family
room. And to go in or outside it's three steel stairs. Blue also
has to wear an empty intravenous bottle over his sock to keep it
dry if he goes out when the ground is wet. [Comments?]
10, 2006 -
Been a while friends since we could update this. Lets see now
first Mistress E's and Master John's
Mom had her 99th birthday, 2 weeks later had a bad stroke and a
week later died. All immediate family except for Master John and I
camped out at the hospital 24/7 to make sure she was not alone.
Our home became like a command centre, people coming and going,
phones ringing at all hours etc.
Then the last few days
I've had an upset tummy. I threw up 6 times in one day. And have
been to the vet twice in the last two days for blood tests,
checking for dehydration and such resulting in a
change in the short term.
And what now seems an
age ago, but really was just before all this got going, I got my
second hair cut from my new groomer. It's been hot for here
hovering around the 30's C so I was very glad of the shorter cut.
Today's pictures are
of me, today, in my penthouse beside master John's computer. Bet
you can tell this is my favourite bed in the house. Great view,
wonderful whiffs, lots of toing and froing to keep me interested.
And of course from time to time I get vocal making my presence
known and sometimes surprising the life, ahh the heck out of
walkers <he, he, he>.
July 12, 2006 -
I wonder if I might need glasses? I wouldn't want my pets to
know that I wonder about this but I like them have noticed that my
coordination between nose and mouth is often off. It's most
obvious when I try to bury (hide) a treasure. I'll bunt the item
with my nose many, many times only to discover that is has not
moved at all. Maybe I'm near sighted - is that possible for a
Lhasa Apso? Everything seems in perfect order when I run for a toy
except that I may well bump into a chair or table leg just as I
turn to run. The other thing I notice is when I'm teased a
little with a chew toy and I make a grab for it with my teeth
either I miss completely or I'm late. After much paw tapping and
extra loves from family I'm pondering these questions. I've seen
pictures of other dogs wearing
and they look pretty snappy to me. Think my favourites are the ILS
(Interchangeable Lens System) model which would blend right in my
July 1, 2006
CANADA DAY !!!
waking up this AM I thought well what will I do today. And before
I knew it the whole family was in the car going for a
drive. I love going out in the car. Family puts 1 or 2 car windows
partly down for me so I can get just my head out. Mistress E.
thinks I'm imitating the flying nun look. Guess that's a hint
about her age .
When we came home I wondered about how best to celebrate Canada
I found my answer
taking an upside down nap. I'm hearing rumours we may be
going out again a little later. Back to Sidney to pick up Mistress
R. and then go out for a soft ice cream. As I told you on
June 20th I LOVE SOFT ICE CREAM. [Comments?]
June 20, 2006
- Hi friends
- happy tail wagging and butt sniffing to you all today.
fun we had last night. About 8:30 pm last evening Mistress R.
suggested all of us pile in the car (aka: Minx) and go roaming
in the gloaming. What in hell does that mean and while do
their "r's" sound funny when they utter this phrase? Tell
me, tell me, tell me dam it what does this mean?
In the car with John driving, Mistress E in the
passenger seat, me and Mistress R. in the back - Mistress R.
announced we were Dad, Mom and the kids - all had a good laugh at
this. Frankly I wondered who was the Dad - as I'm at times
by far the most mature :D. Anyway, we ended up going to Dairy Queen a wonderful
soft ice cream store in Sidney. Mistress E. had a small
butterscotch Sunday topped with pecans, Mistress R. had brought
her own low cal, fat free yogurt (we all disliked her for this), John had a medium cone dipped in
chocolate and for me Oh my! They got me ice cream in a dish
with a Milk Bone.
I like Dairy Queen and understand this to
be a summer activity. Lets all hope summer is here for a long
June 13, 2006
- Oh dog, Oh
dog, Oh dog I'm going to a party tonight! It's Master John's
birthday. He's says
his 47th but I've heard it whispered that some darn weird math was used to establish this.
The smells in this house today are driving me wild. My nose is
fair exhausted sniffing them. John has cooked honey curried
chicken for the family tonight. He says cooking is his gift to all
his friends and family on his birthday. He says that a true home
should be full of the aromas of cooking wholesome comfort
food. He likes to make soups, bake, stews, lash ups, pasta,
roasts, vegetables, and apple sauce. etc. Apple Sauce let me
tell you every fall he makes about 40 - 60 lbs of apple sauce from
Empire Apples. It's awesome!
I like parties and I
can hardly wait for tonight's festivities to begin.
June 11, 2006
- Been a
while since we updated this. My oh my the days are busy around
here. And really not a whole lot to write about or report. John
and Mistress R. have had a series of meetings with both thee
BC Provincial government and the Canadian Federal government. This
coming week everyone has Dr's appointments.
The weather has been changeable. Sunny one day, rain and cloud the
next and so on. The farmer continues to work his fields. The corn
has sprouted and I'm told it won't be all that long before we'll
have corn on the cob (what ever this is). Mistress E. is
recovering from her knee surgery so fast! Wow, she's already
mostly using one cane and occasionally a wheeled walker. Lacrosse
season is well and truly underway which keep John and Uncle Brad
busy live videocasting a number of these games. The neighbours
have had lots of company, bar-b-que's etc. The whiffs drive me
crazy !!! In today's picture I'm cuddling with John
kissing his nose and wrist because he's so kind to me.
June 1, 2006
tail wagging to all my 4-legged friends where ever they are.
To my human
pets see what you're missing out on by evolving to not have tails
- silly pets. Pet John (Aka: Chef John) is driving us all
nuts today concocting a new lash up for tonight's
dinner. My little nose is twitching overtime. While I like my duck
and potatoe kibble; I really like it when they flavour it just a
touch with what they are having. Lets me imagine I'm at the table
with them. Mistress Ronalynn and the entire family got some
awesome news yesterday. Mistress R's daughter, Sarah, has been
named the Chief Page of the Senate (Canadian Parliament) for the
2006-07 session. This is a huge honour! My feathers are all
puffed up with family pride. isn't she a beautiful looking young
lady. And guys she is spoken for so pooh-pooh to you :D
Its a miserable wet,
rainy, drippy day here. The sky's are overcast, its warm, but with
near 100% humidity its not a day to be very physically active.
Perfect day for an afternoon siesta. [Comments?]
May 14 - 29, 2006 -
Sorry to have to post
an all encompassing update for this period but life has been very
What with Mistress E's remarkable fast recovery, with my groomer,
Sharon, deciding not to come due to my indiscretion (tail between
legs, eyes down turned). The search for a new groomer. Pet John
got his driver's license renewed which he had let expire for the
past 23 months. Comings and goings to Doctors, physio, friends in,
the gardener (new) getting the flower and plant beds in order and
our micro-underground sprinkling system tuned up, the purchase of
a new electric lawnmower. Partly so the noise would not both my
sensitive ears. Wow, these pets of mine try to think of everything
to make more comfortable. Mistress Ronalynn working. I tell you
never any rest for me!
And then we found a
potential new groomer where I go to their shop. I'm so proud of
current clipping. It's really comfortable. They like me and I like
them. Oh and the groomer reported a yellow coloured fungus
like growth on the fronts of some of my pads, between the pad and
the curl of my nails. No time was wasted in contacting my vet,
learning what it is and how to treat it. I'm impressed these pets
of mine care for my health as quickly as they tackle their own. [Comments?]
May 13, 2006 -
Well folks it's round two to me vs. the groomer. I bit her today
so she had to stop my session and get two stitches. I also snapped
at pet John and just missed his nose. My groomer blames it being a full moon. None of my pets are very happy presently but no
one spanked me for what I did - guess they are all to astonished.
Next they tried a light muzzle but I was out of that in two shakes
of a lambs tail. The groomer said shed' back in 10-days to finish
Your pets, all three of us, are absolutely astonified at your
behavior today. We've no clue what caused this and we frankly
don't understand it at all!
May 10, 2006 -
I'm in a rush, a terrible terrible rush looking for a good hiding
place. Why you may well ask? That pet of mine, John, whispered the
"high-jump" (See Mar. 13, 2006 entry below) to me when I woke up
this AM. Then he said well not really the high-jump - this will be
more like a low-jump but he didn't explain.
"Blue" relax! Your getting a trim, nail clipping and bath
this coming Saturday. That's all, gee, relax a bit take the load
off - Ok?
Blue: Well ok as
you've never lied to me but I'm still going to have the last woof,
woof, woof on the topic.
Don't you always? .................................... Oh! maybe I
will get the last word this time <he he>
Some little while
later - Blue: Bark, Woof <John, or not>
May 5, 2006 -
Hi folks - happy tail wags to each and every one of you. Remember
in our last installment how we told you about a small suitcase?
Turns out that Mistress E. has been in hospital all this week
(gets home tomorrow we hope) having her second knee replaced. I
overhear Mistress R. and John how she would know be a bionic
woman. Anyway when she gets home I'll have to continue to bunk in
with John for a while cause I'm apparently not to clever about how
and where I put my paws or my butt for the matter when I'm on
Mistress E's bed. I'm not being punished, nor is John, this is
just for Mistress E's comfort and indeed safety while she heels.
The other goings on
around here has been the farmer, fields across the street from us,
has been preparing his fields for planting. Several days ago he
sprayed a pesticide we think, then a few days later he put down
some fertilizer. My family all thought it was odiferous (stinky)
not me I wanted to go romp around in it and learn the new smells -
but was not allowed! Then yesterday a bigger piece of equipment
was in the field. It clanked and banged a bit, I barked at it.
Guess the driver / farmer could not hear me as just went on with
his business. Here is a picture of what the farmer was doing. I
know it's not great cause we had to shoot through the screen
window. But if you know what he was doing please send me
Bark Mail and tell me too.
23, 2006 -
a weird day for me today or so my pets say. I was barking at
everything, even shadows. I managed to get pet John to the front
door about 6 times during the day for absolutely nothing. As you
can see in this picture
I was having a bad hair day
(top knot sticking straight up).
My fur is coming back in quite
nicely after my shearing on Mar 13 (see story below). My ears and
van dyke now hang in my water bowl so I can
shake and drip everywhere afterwards. My tail has grown back out
to a length that hides my privates
when I hold it high! The women folk of the house
Mistresses E. and R. are particularly happy with this! John has tried to trim my
nails, they need it, but I hate it - so I don't give him an easy
time of it. Think he is actually frightened of this with me
<he he>. One strange thing is that I noticed a small suit
case in the living room this AM. I don't detect any guest so I can
only imagine that one or more of my pets is taking a trip. More
will be revealed in this regard as I discover it. Oh also got some
fan mail recently which I love - please keep it coming.
12, 2006 -
Really nothing to report except life goes on and I'm happy with my family.
I as off my food for 2 days and a bit which always concerns my pet
John. I ate this morning so he is a bit more relaxed. Also
our neighbor Myron has begun taking me for long walks most days.
He has to walk as part of his Dr's orders and he can walk much
farther than any of pets. I enjoy these very much but come back
with my tongue hanging down as far as it can. All I want is a long
cold drink of clear water and a place for a restorative nap.
Apr. 5, 2006 -
I had a visitor today from Brampton, ON. Fredericka a miniature Schnauzer
and her mistress Nancy
over to visit my pet Ronalynn. I was pretty good about this. We
sniffed each other, played a bit, had a dog bisquit (thxs Ronalynn) each
and finally settled down to rest. [Comments?]
Apr. 4, 2006 -
a few days since this was updated. Everyone's been very busy around here.
It's tax time and last weekend was the birthday due. On top of which
daylight savings time came into effect. Weather has been crazy too, today
was a beautiful spring day where as yesterday looked like fall <brrr> with
pouring rain and blowing all day. Mistress E. even thought she saw some
lighting strikes but we did not hear any thunder this time <Yes there is a
higher power that protects all fur babies!>. The picture on the right is of a
very rare bird, my cousin Brad. Even though I'm not in frame I'm wedged
between John and Brad. Think this is all for me today... being as
it's pretty late here and <yaaawwwwn> time for us fur babies to get some
much needed shut eye. [Comments?]
2006 - It's been very busy around here last several days. New, to
me, people coming and going, new stuff wrapped in gay coloured paper with
bows, fancy clothes, me in my best bib and tucker (a purple polka dotted
bandana) all in aid of celebrating Mistress E's. 75th birthday. My
pets tell me I was ever so well behaved and that they are all proud of me.
Last night John and I howled a lovely duet rendition of "Happy Birthday"
much to the delight of the party goers. Today the guest are gone back to
their homes and Mistress E is a bit sad having had only a few hours
over 2-days with a son and daughter-in-law she had not seen for 6 years. I
can't speak for the others but I'd like a lil bit more quiet for a day or
two so I can catch up on my nap times. [Comments?]
2006 - Yesterday my pet John was installing a wireless network and
a TV-Tuner card in one of the family computers. I so wanted to be with him
that I displayed some butt-headed behavior. I backed my rump and tail into
the open and running computer. John was scared for me that some of my tail
feathers might get entangled in one or more of the spinning fans in the
computer. We are happy to announce that I escaped unscathed this time
(discreet woof). [Comments?]
21, 2006 - In response to recent fan mail regarding the loss of my
former coat I woofed the following response to John for posting on my blog
- my coat was badly matted close to my skin and badly needed a
- my fur coat grows back;
- as it's been getting warmer I've
been panting a lot;
- since the grooming session I'm so much for more
only fur and it helped the nesting birds for which I'm glad.
8-days after my initial response I regret saying "I felt raped".
at first this cut was quite the surprise to me and I think to my pets. I
heard Mistress E. give the groomer, Sharron Donnelly, instructions that she did not want my
coat this short. However, as the groomer got into it she showed Mistress
E. and John how bad the matting was and how close it was to my skin.
Consensus, between the groomer and my three human pets, was that it had to
come off to get back to a pure base. For my part, now 8-days after my
grooming I like my shorter coat look for the spring and summer. I feel
like a million dog bones -
certainly one of the best dressed Lhasa Apso's of my acquaintance.
By this coming
winter while I'll be glad of my warmer coat for the seasonal chill and
dampness I will long for next summer
when I can once again have this marvelous fur do.
Thanks for the
fan mail and please keep your [Comments?] coming!
13, 2006 - You remember I left off on March 10 with a P.S.: that
my pet John kept telling me I was for the "high-jump". Dog-alive
people pets are not to be trusted! Last Saturday the 12th I was
introduced to a nice new lady named Sharron Donnelly who turned out to be
my new groomer.
I feel raped! Where in
heck do my pets get off making me look like a Mexican Hairless? I ask you
what self-respecting pure-bred Lhasa Apso would be caught dead looking
like this <Yeesh>. John quipped I'm two (2) lbs lighter. I'm not but
gee-whiz they have a plastic grocery store bag full of my missing fur
<sniff> . One thing, one of the few things I'm happy about is
that the birds that are nesting this spring will benefit from this
treasure. But dam-it - it was my fur and nobody asked me what I
wanted. I would have been very happy with a shorter clipping,
getting rid of the matting and so on; nice having my nails clipped and
Sharron gave me a lovely bath with smell pre ... dear me I mean handsome
<he he>. She clipped my glands so short I bit myself raw ... what are
these "loving" pets trying to do? drive a sane dog - mad.
One thing next time John
starts making that sinister laugh and talking about the high-jump I'm
going in to hiding. [Comments?]
10, 2006 - Last night we had a THUNDER & LIGHTING storm
centered right over our house. I didn't like it from at least two
standpoints (a) the noise was very, VERY loud and (b) the house and
floor shook! My pets say I was frantic. Running here there and
everywhere looking for a "safe haven". My troubles in this regard
became somewhat clearer when John realized <D-uh!> that all would be
easier for me if my three pets were together in one place. Let me
tell you my fellow four-legged friends even though my pets tried to
reassure me by telling it was God and the angles taking a few hours off
for a heavenly bowling party; ah how ignorant do they think I am, I mean
to say! This tactic may have worked when you were parents with young
pups, but I wasn't having any of it and neither would any self-respecting
adult four-legged animal especially the smart ones - us dogs. In any
case the ah-hem 'bowling' went on for some time while I glommed on
to John's chair next to the window (cooler) and he tried to reassure me.
Later it passed and it was time for last evening pee I slunk down the
stairs and bolted back up. When in bed with Mistress E. overnight I kept
my paws crossed as long as I could and bolted outside the AM - what a
relief. I must say that Mistress E's humming, soft but firm pressure while
stroking me and being able to cuddle against her (she was my rock last
night) settled my racing heart, furrowed brow and panting tongue in
approx. 5-minutes. All in all I did not enjoy the thunder. I think I could
tolerate the lightning without the former.
P.S.: John keeps telling me
all this week that today (Saturday) I'm for the high jump accompanied by a
sinister laugh. Wonder what that means. Let you know soon. [Comments?]
8, 2006 - Couple of days ago my webmaster John installed my
which you can view here. It doesn't always feature me. Depends what I'm
doing and where I am at the time. If I'm not in frame common other
subjects are Frank
and Gordon Beaver, Clawed, John, other family members, local traffic
and weather, sunsets, corn growing (summer / fall), etc. Yesterday
Mistress E. and Auntie Anne took me with them to visit their 98 year old
mother in a local extended care hospital. It was the 2nd time we've done
this and I was good as gold. Spent time with grandma on her bed letting
her stroke and scratch me. Was patient (pun intended) at the time this
took. Wagged my tale at other patients and staff in the facility.
Rode there and back on my Mistress' lap. Except about have way home I
needed a Blue nap. So I just jumped into the back seat where my travelling
mattress is and curled up till we got home. My family is so kind to me.
They've provided me with dedicated Blue space in my mistress' room, in
webmaster John's office, in the car and in the family room. I'm also
welcome on any furniture provided I don't have muddy or wet paws and
excepting two chairs which feature needle work by their 98 year old Mom.
I am so lucky in this new home! I absolutely know I am loved and I
love all three of my family right back. [Comments?]
25, 2006 - Got word from Eleni N. that I'm now a
successful adoption <woo hoo>. I'm so glad because I love my
three adult pets and I know they love me. My infected eye is clear
now, I've gained a little weight. I now weigh approx 24 lbs and I feel
great!. John has sprained one knee - I didn't do it or have anything
to do with it!!! In any case that's impacted my daily walks but I
love my yard. Good thing too ... One night last week through an
apparent mis-communication <ah-hem> between my adult pets <cough> they
left me out in the yard for two (2) hours in near zero (F) temperature.
Man alive was I ever glad they finally remembered me. The lot of them were
a tad embarrassed and the extra loving I got was great <he he>. How
could 'loving pets' forget me? Well never mind I'll make sure they don't
do it again anytime soon for any reason what so ever <period>. [Comments?]
5, 2006 - Wow! John and I now howl at the moon in harmony! I don't
have either a sound or video clip of this to share with you but think my
pet John is working on this. My other pets Ronalynn and Elizabeth
are out to church just now. So my boy John and I are just hanging out
'listening to tunes mixed with liberal belly rubbing. [Comments?]
31, 2006 - My webmaster apologizes for not updating this sooner.
Month end he's been kind of busy, plus had a tooth extracted and stitches.
So he's been a tad owiee. Plus the weather has been ala monsoon around
here making walks hit and miss between passing squall lines. Let me tell
you does it ever rain and blow in these here parts! One of my pets,
John, remarked just this afternoon that if we'd gone out in this wind I'd
have had to anchor him. Strewth! I also heard him remark that for most of
today the weather has been ETBAW which means Even The Birds Are Walking!!!
Uh-huh well I'm happy all curled up on my afghan :) [Comments?]
24, 2006 - Well home again after my first visit to my new vet Dr. Jonathon Smith of
Anicare Veterinarian Hospital.
He was so nice. I'm 23.2 lbs and just right according to the Dr. My eye is
still infected and I'm staying on the same ointment. The Dr. thinks the
effectiveness of the cream may have been negated by the steroid I've been
on. I have to have a fresh urinalysis within the next 24 hrs and he is
contacting my old vet to get previous test results. I'm to stay on my duck
and potato diet for the present prime and no treats at all except for
Diets. Once my health problems are sorted Dr. Smith would prefer that
I not eat any commercially processed diet at all and that I go on an
entirely natural one from a local supplier that specializes in
hypo-allergenic foods for animals. [Comments?]
23, 2006 - My pets all agree I'm being a "butt" today.
22, 2006 - Comment from Eleni N. from
Furbaby Rescue "I
really enjoy checking his website out, it gives me a lot of comfort to be
updated like that, it is wonderful"
Jan 21, 2006
Picture #4 in today's gallery post shows that
than a camera! [Comments?]
Jan 19, 2006 - John has
started working with me trying to acclimatize me to the big trucks that
whiz past. I think it's helping. I still don't like them but as my
new pets (masters) work with me, show me love, patience, kindness and
understanding (aren't they wonderful) it has a calming effect on me. I'm
Jan 18, 2006 -
Oooops! I tripped my mistress Ronalynn last night in the dark. I walked in front of her in the dark and she went right over
me. Backside over tea kettle so to speak. I'm fine but she is not. She has
wrenched her back, lost a days work, and is on muscle relaxants. I
didn't mean to do this and have been reassured by all that they know I didn't
do this on purpose. Even so I still feel badly about it. John has stepped
up and is walking me until Ronalynn's back feels better. [Comments?]
17, 2006 - I don't like cement mixers!!! They scare me and
they are big smelly noisy trucks - ick, pooh, yuk. Ronalynn, one of my pets
says I'm not street smart (yet). [Comments?]