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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

One Word Wednesday–Peaceful!


Doggy Kisses,


We are participating in the Wednesday Blog Hop! Stop by and see what some of my friends have to say!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

IT Happened!

Yesterday, I started telling you about a great adventure Mommy, Meg and I had to a new park.  Thanks for waiting patiently to hear about the end of the walk.  It think you will like the story a lot more than Mommy did.

We had a great time on our walk…. until…..

We were just getting ready to start a second lap of the park.  Another family was coming down the path toward us, and Mommy had me step into the grass so they could pass.

But the other doggie was so cute…. I just could not resist trying to meet him.  He looked like he would be fun to play with.

So I lurched….. and Mommy fell down!!!!  The grass was wet and muddy and Mommy just could not keep her footing when I charged toward the new dog.  She did not seem to be hurt, but she was very wet. 

We stopped walking and got into the car because Mommy was just too uncomfortable to keep walking.

When we got home, Meg took these pictures of Mommy.

Mommy’s backside was covered with Mud!!!

Even the side of her pant leg was muddy!

And check out the back of her jacket!

No wonder she was uncomfortable!


I got a bit muddy too!  Funny thing though, I didn’t mind it as much as Mommy did.

Well, Mommy says she was a bit sore the next day from the fall, but nothing permanent.  Daddy  had to fill in and play with me for a while, but we still did our walk.

Guess I just need to stop lurching to meet other doggies.  I have to let Mommy tell me when it is okay to go.

Doggy Kisses,


Monday, November 28, 2011

Another Park Visit


We have been having A LOT of rain where I live.  Last week, it rained for three straight days.  Mommy and I were real troopers.  We went out to play for two of them.  We both got a bit wet, but it was a lot of fun.

But on the third day, Mommy got up and looked out the window.  She said that the backyard was a swamp and there was no way that we could safely play in the river that was running through the yard.

So I had to go for a walk in the morning to get my exercise.  That was okay, but not as fun as playing ball.

By afternoon, the rain had stopped, but we still had lots and lots of mud.  Mommy was afraid that either she or I would fall and hurt ourselves.  So Mommy came up with another plan.

Mommy decided to take me to a new park to walk.

We had to drive a bit to get to the new park.  But it was so worth it.  The park is HUGE!!!  And all the paths are paved.

I must admit, there were so many new things to smell that I spent most of the time at the very end of my leash.  But I did not pull!

From time to time, I did trot back to see if Mommy was still walking with me.

As you can see, I spent a lot of time walking, sniffing and checking things out!

We made on full lap of the park.  It is a really long path so it took us about a half hour to walk.

We were just getting ready to go around again… and IT happened!!!

What was IT?  Well, you will have to wait till tomorrow.  Mommy says this post is already long enough.

Doggy Kisses,


Friday, November 25, 2011

More Birthday Treats!

I will say, I am a spoiled Puppy!  Wait a minute?  I am one-year-old now!  Guess I am not a puppy anymore, but a Dog.

Well, I guess I am one spoiled Dog!

Mommy was not done with the Birthday treats.  She and Daddy went out for a little bit.  They came back with some white boxes that smelled really good, so I think Daddy took Mommy out for dinner for her birthday (remember, we share the same birthday).  Then Mommy gave me the best treat of all.


These are freshly baked Peanut Butter Cakes!!! And they are all for me!!!


Mommy put them in my bowl and took the bowl into the Living Room.  I sat real nice and waited so Mommy could take this picture.


When Mommy said I could, I dug right in!  They were so very yummy!


I was so happy for my treat, I took time out of eating to look up at Mommy and say “thanks”.  These are so good!!

Doggie Kisses,


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday–11/23/11



Need I say more?

Puppy Kisses,


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Birthday Treats!

I was happy to see that many of you noticed that I also got some treats in “The Bag”.  20111121_3

Mommy said she chose them ‘specially for me.  Lately, I have been having a real craving for bananas.  Every morning, I beg for the ends of Daddy’s breakfast banana.  And I usually get them too.

So Mommy chose these treats for my bag.


They both have banana in them.  The yellow one is Peanut Butter and Banana, and the green one is Apple and Banana.  Mommy put them on the floor and let me choose which one we should open first.

And the winner is…..


The green bag.  I wanted to try the Banana and Apple ones first!


And, boy, were they yummy!!!  Mommy almost didn’t have time to get them out of the bag before my nose was on them.

I also got another Tasty Treat, but that will have to wait till tomorrow’s post.

My friend, Bailey (from www.baileybegood.com) is doing a special feature on Dogs in Cars. And I am there today along with some of my other friends. Thanks Bailey for including me. Hope everyone checks of the great photos of all my furry friends going along for the ride.


I am also joining in the Tasty Treats Blog Hop today. Here are some of the great things my fur friends are enjoying.


Monday, November 21, 2011

What was in the Bag?


Are you as curious as I was to find out what was in that red bag Mommy had hanging on the closet door last week?  Well, your wait is over.


On Sunday morning, after breakfast, Mommy let me take a look inside!  Look at all those goodies.

And, why may you ask did I get so lucky to get this haul.  Well here is another clue.


I have been wearing this collar all month.  At first, I thought it was for Kels 21 st birthday on the 7th.  Then I thought it was for Meg’s birthday on the 12th, but guess what?   It was for my birthday and MOMMIES too!!! 

Yes!! On Sunday, I turned ONE YEAR OLD!   And Mommy got a year older too!!  We both got some nice presents and had a great time.  It was so much fun, it will probably take me all week to tell you about it.


The first things we took out of the bag were the two HUGE tennis balls.  These things are really really big.


We went out in the backyard and I shook and shook and shook to make sure they were dead.


Then, I got to play fetch with Daddy, while Mommy took pictures!


Mommy says, I am a really good boy because I never run into her.  I get close, but I don’t want to hurt Mommy!


I think we did a great job breaking in my new toys.  Here is what they looked like when we put them away when we were done playing.


Mommy says this post is long enough and I should save something to tell you tomorrow.

I am participating the the Monday Mayhem blog hop.  Stop by and check out what some of my friends have been up to.

Puppy Kisses,


Friday, November 18, 2011

Chaos and Contentment


Two sides of ME!!!





Weekend Hints:


Mommy gave me another hint about this weekend’s special plans.  She said that what is in this bag is for me.  I can’t read, but Mommy said even if I could that would not help. 


It does not smell special, so I don’t really have any idea.  Guess I will just have to wait till Sunday to find out!

Happy Birthday, Nala and her Daddy!

Today is my fur friend Nala’s Birthday.  She is 13 today.  And her Daddy also celebrates another year.  Stop by and wish her a happy day if you get a chance


Puppy Kisses,


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

One Word Wednesday–Close!


I will do anything to be close to Mommy!  I’ll even lay under Daddy’s feet!

P.S. Mommy says to tell you all that she and I have something really special coming up on Sunday.  She won’t tell me what it is, but she tells me it is something she has done a lot of times, but it will be my first.  Can you guess what it is???  I am still trying.

Puppy Kisses,


I am joining in the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.  Check out what some of my friends had to “say” today!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Another Dog Park

If you thought the Dog Park where I live is great, you should have seen the one at the campground.  Actually, they had three of them.  One was having some work done, so we could not visit.  And the other one we just walked by because it was close to the road.  But the one that we played in was……. PAWSOME!!!

But, first, I have to show you the place where I got to sleep in the camper.  It is a small space, and Mommy says when Meg’s is not with us, she will probably not make me stay in it.  But it was a warm, safe place for me to sleep this weekend.


I slept at the foot of Mommy and Daddy’s bed.  Between the closet and the bathroom.  And that is my mat from home.  Everything smelled really comforting to me!

Now, back to the Dog Park!!


Mommy, Daddy and Meg’s took me for a walk on Saturday morning.  I was not sure where we were going.  Normally in the morning, Mommy and I go out in the backyard and play for a while.  I don’t usually go for a walk until the afternoon.

Then we came into this big fenced in area….. and Mommy started to throw my tennis balls.  She threw for a long time, then asked Daddy to throw some so she could take some pictures.


Look at all this space!!  Mommy says there wasn’t even a fence down along those trailers.  But, I didn’t notice!  I was too busy playing.


Daddy is pretty good at throwing my tennis balls too!!!  I love to chase them.


I just could not get enough.  Finally, Mommy had to call and end to the game because she could tell I was getting tired.

And we hadnt’ even played in half the park.  Here is what the other half looked at.  (This part was behind Daddy and Mommy while we were playing.)


After we finished playing this time, we went for a walk around the rest of the campground.  Meg’s held my leash and I behaved really well for her.

Later in the day, Mommy and Meg’s took me up to the park again to play!!!  How lucky can a pup get???  Two play sessions and two walks in one day!!!  No wonder I was tired.

Mommy and I spent a big part of the rest of the evening in the camper.  Mommy said she just could not get warm outside.  And she didn’t want me trying to eat anymore rocks.  So we curled up in the camper.

It was a PAWRIFIC trip.  I had a great time and can’t wait to go again.

Puppy Kisses,


Sunday, November 13, 2011


Yes!  You read it right!  I finally got to go camping with Mommy and Daddy!!  I was not sure where I was going when Mommy first put me in the car.  After all, the last time I went for a long car ride, I ended up at Doggy Camp.  It was a long time to be away from Mommy. 

But, when we went down to the storage lot and hooked up the camper, I knew we were going on a new adventure.


In case you don’t remember what our camper looks like on the outside, this is a photo from the day we picked it up.  I have to say, I was a bit freaked out that day.  I have never felt a car bounce quite like that.  Every time Mommy stopped, the brakes made the car rock back and forth.  But I think I am getting used to it.

We went camping with Kels family at a campground where they are members.  We shared a site with them.  It was a lot of fun.


I got to see my buddy Max (Kels dog) even though I was not allowed to get too close.  He curled up on Meg’s lap to take a nap on Saturday afternoon.  He really made her laugh when he started to dream.

By the way, Saturday was also Meg’s Birthday!!!  Happy Sweet 19 to the best human-sister in the world!!


Our camper is not huge inside.  But it is big enough for Mommy, Daddy and Me!!  This is me, laying on the floor while Daddy and Meg watch tv.


And this is Me, helping Mommy cook!  I can get under her feet as easily in the camper as I can at home!


And, this is Me on the couch!!  Mommy left me alone inside while she was sitting by the camp fire.  She brought me in because I was trying to eat rocks.  Mommy said I  can eat all the leaves and grass that I want, but not the rocks.  So, I got to go inside for a while.  And this is where I chose to take a nap.  The nice part, Mommy was not upset when she caught me!!  Boy was I surprised!


In fact, I even got to sit up on the couch with Megs later in the evening.  I guess this couch must be like my futon in the workroom.


And here I am relaxing with Daddy after supper!  I sure was a tired pup!! 

Well, this post is getting long, so I think I will tell you about the reason I am so tired in tomorrow’s post.  But the bottom line is, I LIKE CAMPING!!  And Mommy says I can come a lot more often.

Hope you all had a great weekend.

Puppy Kisses,


Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day!



Thank you to all who have served, are serving or are planning to serve.  And thank you to your families who held strong on the home front while you were serving.

Puppy Kisses,


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Dog Park


I really don’t know why Mommy never took me here before.  This place is beautiful!!!


Lots of wide open spaces for me to walk and play!


It is so big that even these machines don’t take up much space.  Mommy says they are here because the people in charge of the park are still working to make it an even better place.  Although I am not sure what they could do to make it better than it is.

To get to the fenced in Dog Park part, we had to walk across a big field.  I had to borrow a harness for the walk because I did not have the right kind. But Mommy had the right kind of leash.  I have a 20’ cotton leash that I use for these walks.


I am dragging that leash in this picture.  But as you can tell, I don’t mind it at all.  The dog park comes with Tennis Balls!!!


There were so many tennis balls that I just could not choose which one to bring back.  Mommy and Daddy threw tennis balls for me for about half an hour.  I picked up one, then dropped it when I got to another one.  It was so much fun.


And, do you see how far way I am from Mommy??  And I am not even half way to the fence!!  I can’t wait to go back and explore this place some more.  Mommy says maybe we will go again today.

Puppy Kisses,