Monday, July 27, 2009

Purrayers Needed

Today is a very important day for Angel and Taz. Today is the day their Mama's thyroid is supposed to be executed with radioactive iodine. Even though she will have to take medicine every day for the rest of her life her people VET thinks she will be very much happier and healthier after this procedure.
Zeke and Sushi and Ruckus and I are sending out lots of prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags for our friends and their Mama and Daddy. We hope you will purray and prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and wag your tails very hard too. If you could leave a message on their blog I know Angel and Taz would appreciate hearing from you. Even though they are looking forward to their Mama feeling better they are just a little bit concerned about the whole situation.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Hunting is Fun!

I am learning the word 'out' and I know that the shiny knobby thing is the way to open the door ~ too bad I do not have opposable thumbs! The grass IS greener on the other side of the fence (it rains more over there) so away I go! The birds are upset that I am out here and I am hot on the trail but I am just a little bit too hefty to catch them so I guess they are safe. That dove DID look yummy though. I think you will be able to see it on the corner of the fence better if you click the picture to biggify it. Ruckus watched from the kitchen. When I came back in she said better luck next time. Mom has survived her first week in New Yuck even though she is very tired. I am glad my Daddy is home with me so I can go 'out' while she is gone.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Manic Monday

On Friday and Saturday of Independence Day weekend Mom and my Daddy abandoned us left us alone almost all day to go to the 2009 Roswell UFO Festival downtown. They spent most of their time wandering around at the vendors' site but they also saw some very interesting things. There were symposiums and movies and tours and concerts ~ Jefferson Starship was the headliner but tickets for their concert were wa-a-ay too expensive ~ and a parade and lots of other stuff to see and do.

This is the sign that was just inside the door at the vendors' site:

These are the two most interesting motorcycles they saw while they were outside the vendors' site. Mom bought a ticket for a chance to win the first one. We do not know whether to hope she wins it or hope she does not win! The John Deere motorcycle was in the parade too.

This is a real wolf who visited the Festival from the zoo in Roswell! My Daddy was able to pet him too but he was happy to take this picture of Mom with the wolf. Even though he was very friendly I am glad I did not meet him in person.

These superheroes walked around the whole Festival and in the parade. Spiderman and Batman and the Gremlin were there too but I do not know which planet they are all from.

I think it might have been fun to see the costumed dog contest. I do not know who won because it was so hot that Mom could not stay outside long enough to watch the whole contest.

One of the most important displays at the Festival is The Wall That Heals. It is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Washington, D.C., and it was set up right next door to where we live. My Daddy found the name of one of his friends from when they were gymnasts in high school.

It was sprinkling when the fireworks display was scheduled so Mom and my Daddy did not go out to the park to watch it. They were very happy that they could see and hear several fireworks displays right from the driveway at our home. Ruckus and Sushi and Zeke and I were glad the displays were far enough away that they did not bother us inside the house.

If anyone wants to come to the festival next year I think you would enjoy it. Maybe you could even visit us!

Now here is the reason this is Manic Monday ~ Mom is going to New Yuck and other points east for about a squillion years. (What Mom? Oh she says it is just 3 weeks but that sounds like a squillion years to me.) She still has to finish packing and getting ready to leave. I think she might be very busy for almost the whole time she is gone ~ she said she would have to go back to work to rest up from this trip. She will see my Grandpa and Grandma and lots of other relatives and friends and she has some parties and a wedding to go to and she will work at a dog agility trial too. I have told her to make time for naps!

Mom is helping me with this post but it may be a long time before I can post again even though my Daddy will e-mail her some pictures and I will tell her what I want to say when she calls us. I will visit as many of you as I can but I will probably not be able to comment very much without her here to help me type.

I hope you are all having a great summer!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wonderful Woofie Wednesday

Silky-Pi Sushi-Pu

I have two wonderful woofies so I decided to sometimes post something special about them on Wednesdays. I will start with Sushi.

Sushi is a Lhasa-Poo ~ part poodle and part Lhasa Apso. When she was 3 months old Mom and my Daddy adopted her from the shelter where she had been left because her people did not want any woofies who were not purebred. We all think those people were really stupid but we are glad because now Sushi lives with us!

I think Sushi might be part kitty. She likes to sit in the window and watch what is happening outside as much as I do. She even jumps on the table sometimes! Sushi likes to sit on the recliner arm (if you look closely at this picture you will see that someone who will not be named has been sharpening her claws on the chair). She really likes to sleep on the Gizzy quilts and fleece blankets that are on the back of the recliner.

Ruckus and I play THOE* with Sushi almost every day. We can run all the way from one end of the house to the other and up and over the big bed and back and forth until one of us gets dizzy and runs into the wall. We like to wrestle with Sushi and chew on her tail and ears too. We do not snuggle together yet but we think maybe we will someday.

If Sushi hears the words "car" or "ride" or "walk" or "outside" she stops whatever she is doing and runs right to the door. She loves riding with her head out the window even though she is not allowed to do it very often (only when someone is holding her).

There is a lot more I could tell you about my Sushi but I think I will just wait until another WWW. Until then ~ I love you Sushi!

*Thundering Herd of Elephants

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Today my Grandpa and Grandma have been married for 56 years. (This is the picture Mom used for their 50th anniversary party invitations.) They enjoyed some time at the lake and Grandpa did not feel sick all day.

Happy Anniversary Grandma and Grandpa!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

It's Independence Day!

Mom and my Daddy were making such a big deal about this flag that I just had to check it out for myself. It is waving gently in the breeze and looks very good. My Daddy just read the Declaration of Independence online to reassure himself that he is free to do goofy things. Even though I really own him I kinda like him so I have agreed to let him keep doing those goofy things.

Have a wonderful Independence Day weekend!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Grandpa is Home!

My Grandpa is home from the VET hospital! He still has to get a shot every day for a while and he has to go back to the VET regularly to have his blood stolen but at least he is home now. Grandma says that he used his riding mower to mow their lawn today and did lots of other things but he was resting when Mom called there.

I think this is how Tippy (my Grandpa's woofie) looked while he was waiting for Grandpa to get home. These are old pictures of Tippy but I do not have any new ones. Maybe Mom will bring some new ones back with with her after she visits Grandma and Grandpa.

Now Tippy is very happy to have both Grandma and Grandpa home with him. He may have to wait just a little bit longer before Grandpa can play ball with him though.

Thank you everyone for your prrrrrrrs and tail wags and purrayers. You are all wonderful! I will print your comments and send them to Grandpa so he can know how many good friends I have. Mom said she will thank each of you personally too.