Sunday, December 17, 2006
Ok...so you all have wondered where I went! Remember awhile ago I told you Mommy took me to get my picture taken with a funny man in a red suit? And remember I said I had to wait to show it to you...well there it is!!! Me and Mommy and the fat man in the funny red clothes!
Well, I am afraid I have been a bad puppy and not been puppy blogging lately. Oh dear. Can I blame it all on Mommy? Well, I'll try.
First, since Mommy works at that mall place, life has been very very crazy since Thanksgiving. Luckily, the projectile vomiting has stopped and David coming to visit has not stopped. I like David. He is very nice to Mommy (which most of you know she deserves after the last bad male hooman...grrr)!!
So then came time for Mommy's monthly trip to see Grammy and Grampy and Uncle Bernie. She was so tired from all that work stuff that David drove us down and back. What a sweet guy. He has family down there too!
When we got back from Utah, Mommy had something new. Finals. I'm not sure what they are, but they made Mommy very tired and very grouchy. Oh yes, and she hogged the laptop a lot. Apparently, eating the papers Mommy scribbles on, is not a good idea. Apparently they were important. Bad Ellie!
So now finals are over! Woohoo! But Mommy says she has to work lots this week because it's right before Christmas. And she's sick too (but that means lots of cuddle time for me...when David is hogging her)! Oh ya. And at the end of the week Grammy and Grampy are coming to visit (Uncle Bernie is staying with my aunt Carly. Grammy said there's not enough room for all of us at my house...whatever!!!). I'm very excited. And big packages keep coming to the house with presents for Mommy...and some for me too! Mommy says I can't rip them open yet though! She spoils all my fun!
I don't know what this Christmas thing is all about, but I think I'm going to like it!
(p.s. how did I do blaming Mommy for my own laziness???)
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Then Mommy and I went for a walk down the trail by our house. I kept having to stop and wait for Mommy becuase she was slow. But I was a good puppy and didn't run too far ahead...mostly I just ran really big circles around her.
On our way home, I found these funny footprints in thes now and they lead to this grassy part where there was no snow. Mommy said that a deer must have been sleeping behind the house last night while it was snowing. Deer smell funny.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
1. When Mommy comes home from work, it is important not to smell her feet. The aroma does not tickle my sniffer as I had hoped and Mommy laughs when I run away.
2. When Mommy disappears into the shower, it is important to check on her every few minutes to make sure she's still hiding behind that shower curtain thing. I wouldn't want to lose track of her.
3. Snow is slippery. If I run too fast, my legs fly out from under me and I land square on my little nub.
4. When Mommy goes swimming in the bathtub, large quantities of soft bubble things appear which are fun to lick and sniff. If I hold my nose under water, I can make bubbles myself. Exhale only. Inhaling is bad.
5. If I kill a toy, like my hedgehog (which I maimed and gutted earlier this week), Mommy buries it in the tall skinny can in the kitchen. It makes her upset when I whine, sulk and pout at the garbage can for several hours at a time...even when she gives me a new toy.
6. Socks and other laundry are not snack items!
7. Eating paper causes constipation which makes me grunt when I doo doo...
8. It is a bad idea to wake Mommy in the middle of the night when you are trying to steal her pillow.
9. Mommy's pillow is also not the place under which to hide bones.
10. If I am good girl while Mommy is gone, and pretend to be protecting the house (I say pretend, because I'm a chicken!), Mommy gives me many treats!
What are some of the things you all have learned???
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Mommy says it's as big as my head and that next time she'll get me a smaller one! I protest! This bone is just the right size. A big bone for a big girl like me!!!
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
I woke up about a week ago and there was this funny white stuff on the ground.
It was cold and wet and stuck to my nose. I loved shoving my nose in it and running around. Mommy must have thought it was pretty funny because she laughed a lot!
The good news about all this was that I got to spend mucho time with my boyfriend Angus. Mommy said we were too young for sleepovers, though. Angus and I played in the white stuff and had a great time except for Angus's Mommy locking them out of their house. Oops.
Mommy says Saturday is a special soldier day. So kiss a soldier near you! If you're a cute boy, kiss Mommy!!! Happy Veteran's Day! And God Bless our Troops!
Friday, October 27, 2006
Now that I'm a big girl, I can see out the window and watch all the cars with other doggies go by. What's not to love???
Mommy has been very busy lately (and rudely taking my laptop to school with her so I can't log on) so I haven't been around for a while. But there have been some rewards to her neglect. For example, the pretty red collar that I got last week after puppy kindergarten.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Well, I've always loved pillows and until recently Mommy had not given me one of my own. Every night she would hog the whole thing and so I would have to climb on top of her head just to get a little spot on the pillow.
Well...Mommy finally wised up a bit, and got me my very own pillow to rest my head on. Now she sleeps on her pillow and I sleep on mine. And Mommy's a lot less grouchy in the morning too!!!
Do all of you have Mommies as silly as mine is???
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
I got to go with Mommy yesterday and her Army friends to the woods. I'd never been to the woods before. Mommy took me and we set up a little campfire and then her friends spied on us. They called it "recon", but I say they were spying. Mommy's friends were being graded on how well they spied on us, and Mommy said they did really good! Yay! I was quiet and didn't even bark when I saw them sneaking up on us. I didn't want to give their positions away! Hee, hee. Plus, Mommy kept giving me lots of treats and some of her friends (the ones who were grading) would come over and pet me. I like petting! And everyone kept telling Mommy how cute I am! I liked that part too. But silly Mommy forgot to charge her camera batteries but she says not to worry...we'll be going back to the woods soon and she'll be sure to get some pictures for all of you!
Then, when we were on our way home, Mommy gave me a big surprise! We stopped at my favorite puppy bakery for treats because she said I was such a good puppy! Yay! I like the white chocolate dipped peanut butter ones myself. mmmm...yummy in Ellie's tummy!
Thursday, September 21, 2006
And finally, here's a picture of me and Bernie last time I visited him. We love to snooze together! And of course, I can't snooze without my Cocoa! And so you all know, Bernie is doing great since we got some cooler weather. Grammy tells me he's running around and bouncing off the walls like his old self, before he got sick. I'm glad. I can't wait to see him again and run him ragged! That's what I do best!
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
I know it's been awhile, but things have been crazy here and Mommy has been hogging the computer. I don't know what's going on but she's either been hogging the computer, engaged in smelly jobs with grandma or gone all day! Mommy keeps talking about school. She tells me it's like my puppy preschool only she has a lot more reading to do. And grandma keeps changing the colors of the walls. The water rooms are now blue instead of that yucky pee pee color they were before. Despite the smell, they look good. Grandma tells me that Mommy's been working too! I don't know what this means exactly but she is gone for a long time some days and I sit at the door and whine or get put in my crate if grandma leaves too. Oh ya...I guess you figured out by now...grandma's visiting. This is fun for me! And grandpa came to visit too a couple days ago. They're here for a long weekend. My favorite part is that grandpa is putting a screen door on the back door which lets me look outside while Mommy is cooking me yummy treats!
Monday, August 21, 2006
It's so much nicer than sleeping in my crate.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
He's been sick for along time: a couple handful of bladder stones, a weak heart, and a growth on his spleen.
Well, Bernie's particularly not feeling well today. He's moving slow and doesn't want to play.
Please say a special Puppy Prayer for my Uncle Bernie that he will feel better and not be in any pain. Mommy is very sad because she is still in DC and she wishes she could be here with him. I try to tell her on that phone thing that it's ok, because I'm here with him and I'm keeping him company with grandma. Mommy tells me it might be time for him to go to the big kennel in the sky, and I don't really know what it means, but it sounds nice. I just want him to be able to play again without hurting. I love him very much and he's my favorite puppy playmate.
I will keep you all posted on how he does. (Shh...don't tell Mommy that I borrowed her laptop!!)
Monday, August 14, 2006
Here are the rules: The player of this game starts by listing "5 weird things/habits" about yourself, then you "tag" five friends and list their names. Those who get "tagged" need to write on their blogs about their "5 weird things/habits", as well as state this rule clearly, then "tag" five more victims. Don't forget get to leave your victim a comment that says "you're tagged!" in their comments and tell them to read your blog.
But before I confess my "weird things", I tag the following doggie friends: Charlie, Bogart, Cubby Charlie & Coco, and Bosco:The Chocolate Dog! Check out all their sites to see their confessions!
10. I have to take daily Beano so that I don't stink Mommy out of her house. It's a boxer thing.
9. I get the hiccups at least six-times a day
8. I know where Bernie's spot on the couch is, and I know how to steal it.
7. I dig at the pantry door for the chicken jerky treats.
6. I like to talk to Mommy on the phone.
5. I moan when Mommy cleans my ears. Or does anything else, I don't like. Mommy says it sounds like I'm being torchered.
4. I'm still learning how to jump up, so instead of jumping. I put my front paws on the couch or bed and swing my but back and forth until one of my back legs gets high enough to pull me up. Mommy calls it my boogie woogie dance.
3. Something really embarrassing...I grunt when I doo doo. Mommy laughs!
2. I step on Mommy's foot when I want her attention. When that doesn't work, I sit on it.
1. I try to chew on Bernie's dangle down parts when we play or smell his tinkle while he's still squirting the flowers.
5. I steal Ellie's toys even though I don't really like them. It's a power thing.
4. Don't tell her, but when she's gone, I really miss Ellie. When she had to spend the night at the vets, I spent half the day looking for her.
3. I'm not really afraid of the garbage truck, I act scared so that the humans will take pity on me.
2. I pee pee on certain plants so they won't grow. Ellie's mom taught me do that to zucchini which she hates!
1. I like to watch X-files!
All right...now you all better dish it on out!
Double the Nubbily Wiggles, Ellie! and Bernie!
First, grandma took me to the see the puppy doctor. He checked me out and then he took me to a back room, and grandma left! Next thing I know...I wake up and my belly is hurting and I have a scary looking owie on my bellie. Something horrible has happened! And I keep hearing the word "spayed".
I WANT MY MOMMY!!!
The doctor says I can go home tomorrow but I have to spend the night here with some other doggies to make sure that I don't get sick. I wonder if my Mommy will be back or if grandma will come back to get me. I am very sad and I miss Mommy and grandma and Bernie!
Wish me well that I get better so I can go home!
Monday, August 07, 2006
Before Mommy left we went to my Aunt Carly's house and I got to see the birdie. I like the noises the birdie makes.
To end my day, Uncle Bernie and I cuddled up with my Grandpa and watched a movie. The green thing in the middle is Bernie's Bubba, which I like to play with...even though it's not mine!
Well, it's been a busy day...time to get some sleep before another busy play day with Bernie!
Sunday, July 30, 2006
The first matter of business is to keep Uncle Bernie away from my food. He loves the taste of my salmon and bison meal food. Of course, what puppy wouldn't? Poor Uncle Bernie...he has to be on yucky diet dog food because he's gotten a little thick around the middle.
I love to eat grandma's flowers. They're super tasty and a light salad is the perfect thing to maintain my wonderfully girlish figure! Perhaps if Bernie ate more flowers he would be allowed to eat yummier food.
Of course every puppy needs an afternoon post-lunch nap, and I prefer to take mine on the stairs so I can be sure to not miss anything that might happen while I'm snoozing.
Uncle Bernie and I are always well behaved but we bust out our best moves when Mommy busts out the yogurt drops or freeze dried salmon snacks. MMM...time to go earn more treats, and harrass Bernie of course!
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Came from the isle of Martinique....
At first I didn't like the way the fan blew my ears...but I decided it was better to have my ears blown than to be so doggone hot! Oh ya...and don't forget to bring a snack! I chose my favorite pigs ear!
And get your Mommy to feed you ice cubes.
It took some time, but I figured out the best way to hold 'em so I don't have to chase them all over the floor. Mommy started by putting them in my water bowl, but I just kept taking them out Mmm...Mommy loves me because she gives me lots and lots of ice cubes.
Tomorrow is a big day, too! I get to go back to my grandparents house and see Uncle Bernie. I'm very excited...and after perfecting our play technique, we are perfecting how much we can harrass grandma! Woohoo!
And thanks to everyone who sent Mommy notes to cheer her up!
Mommy is happy again!
Sunday, July 23, 2006
No matter what Mommy insists, I do not snore. I am a beautiful, peaceful sleeper and sometime I cuddle too much, but I do NOT snore!!! This particular morning Mommy caught me back in her bed when she got out of the shower. I was sound asleep. Oh...and about that noise I make when she's gone...I believe they call it a "woo woo", well I've learned how to "woo woo" and Mommy thinks it's really funny. She's been sad this week so I "woo woo" for her to cheer me up and then she takes me to the dog park to hang out with our friends!
Do not let the tennis ball fool, you...I'm not that big...it's that small! The ball is "puppy sized". And while I'm speaking my mind on things I might as well ask? What is so fun about you throwing a ball and me constantly chasing after it??? And if you throw it, why should I bring it back to you when I just know you're going to throw it again???
Attention all Mommies: if you leave toys where puppies can get them, we will take the initiative to play with them. Mommy got me this new rope toy for the beach, but when we got there it wasn't in the beach bag...I stole it out before we left and had flung behind the couch so she wouldn't notice.
Next...whey do I have to be clean??? I'm a puppy. To be dirty or not to be dirty is not the question! This was after we returned from the lake yesterday! Mommy and I were both covered in dirt so...you guessed it...weekend bath time! At least the lake was fun!
I must say a word to the inconsiderate, to the rude, and to the cowardly...and in particular to the male half of the human species that fall in one or more of these categories!
It makes me really mad when Mommy is upset. If you are going to upset her...don't. I'm getting to be a big puppy now and I will deal with you in my own due course! (Grrrr...) Why do you have to be so mean to my Mommy? If you can't be nice...stay away! She's a good Mommy and she spoils me and loves me! Maybe one day she'll find me a daddy who can be nice to me AND her.
And to everyone else...I hope you have a fantastic weekend! I'm off to chew on my bison bone! Woo hoo!
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Well, I've been nominated for a bloggie.
Vote for me on the Dogs With Blogs poll for the "awesome blog award"!
I appreciate all your support!! I'm so honored just to be nominated!
Oh ya...and now that Mommy and I are back home in MT I will be back to my usual self. I'll be posting some pictures tomorrow of Bernie and I before I left my grandparent's house...so check back soon!!!
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
You guessed it...
Time for another bath!
But this time it was for a good cause...
I donned a uniform, then
Mommy and I took a ride in the car,
and we arrived at work.
I played with my Godmommy and took over my Goddaddy's desk! I borrowed his computer to send a few emails out and update my blog.