Friday, November 21, 2014

Just Right

This is the story of a little dog named Mac who slept every night in a crate in the bedroom with her peeps and several other dogs. Mac hated sleeping in the crate and complained every night but she was told to be quiet and go to sleep.
Then one night her peeps left the crate open and Mac slept on the big bed with them. She was very quiet and very good and her peeps let her stay there. She slept there every night for a week, then she thought maybe she'd find something more comfortable that was all hers.

She might like to sleep in the chair but that's where Syd slept and Syd didn't want to share.
She looked around and found that in the corner there was a big soft hassock, a huge dog bed and a dog basket. She tried the hassock and it was nice and soft. She slept there for a week and it was pretty good, but she couldn't stretch out without worrying about falling off. Next she tried the huge dog bed and she could stretch out nicely on it, but it was very big and she felt kind of lost. Besides Noah liked to sleep there sometimes and he'd growl at her to make her move.

Finally, she tried the basket. She could curl up in it or stretch out and she couldn't fall out. It fit perfectly and it had a big soft pillow in it. Then Dad found her a blanket to nest in and it was just right.
We think Mac has finally found her own bed. She's been sleeping there for a week and seems very happy.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

My Turn To Celebrate

My dogs had a great weekend. It was three days of celebrating, first Morgan's birthday, then snow. Even the ones on special diets got to enjoy a cupcake for the big birthday. Then to wake up to snow was all a dog could ask for.

Monday it was my turn. I had an early morning meeting with Dr B at his office to go over Morgan's lab results. Dr B hadn't seen them yet either so we were both surprised. Except for one liver enzyme, everything was normal. All the other liver values that had been high have come back to normal range. The one high one has come way down from over 3000 to just 700. That's still high, but it's moving in the right direction.

To make me even happier, her thyroid level is high and we're adjusting her medication to bring it down a little. That should help with the weight problem. She's been losing too much weight lately and this should help her gain a little.

Today I had to stop by and pick up some supplies from the vet clinic, so we took Sebastian for a weigh-in. He's been dieting forever and the last time we checked he'd lost about four pounds. Today it showed that he's lost another pound. It's been a long, slow process for him, but it's paying off.

So having a 15 year old with an almost perfect lab report is cause for celebration in my book. No cupcakes, just a really good feeling.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wishes Do Come True

Hi Everybody,
It happened! It snowed and it's still snowing.
Look at this, the ground is all white.
It's great for snow zoomies.
The trampoline is covered.
Even the pool is full of snow.
We're all having lots of fun.
And best of all, Mom sees lots of snow faces that make her smile.
Your pal, 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

We Got Cheated

Hi Everybody,
We all woke up happy this morning because the weather dude said we were getting snow today. Well.... I guess he was right....sort of. We got snow. Here it is.
Yup, that's it. That's all the snow we got. How can a bunch of big excited dogs play in that? What's up, weather dude?

So we all went back inside and Mom decided to take a nap on the couch. First she had to convince Mackey and me to take our naps somewhere else. Then she pulled the blanket up over herself and started to nap. So far, so good.

But then Morgan started talking to Mom and saying she needed to go outside. Mom tried to ignore her, so Dad put on his jacket and said he'd take her out. When the little yappy girls heard that, they decided they needed to go out, too. They started jumping around and yapping.

Morgan doesn't like to go out with them because they make too much noise, so she ran over to Mom. When Dad tried to grab her and head her toward the door, that old, limpy dog jumped on top of Mom and wouldn't budge.

Morgan wouldn't get down and Mom couldn't sleep with her right on top, so they both got up and Mom took Morgan outside. The moral of the story is, don't pretend to be asleep when an old dog says she want's you to do something important.
And where's the snow???
Your pal, Fudge

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fifteen Years Old

Hi Everybody,

Well this is the big day. Today our own Miss Morgan is 15 years old. Man, that's old!!!! Next year she'll be able to drive.
This morning Mom and Dad rushed us out and back in without breakfast. Then they took Morgan away in the car while we starved. They went to visit Dr B and the nice ladies. Look what they took with them.....cupcakes.
Morgan checked in with the ladies.
And here's a little guy named Toby who was there for a check up too.

Dr B took Morgan's stitches out and checked her all over. He said her heart, lungs and kidneys were all good. He said her weight was fine for her age and he stole some blood to see how her inside parts are working. He even sang Happy Birthday to her. Because she's  an old lady dog now, he said she doesn't have to have any more shots. Lucky!
When they got home we all had  breakfast, then we waited while Mom and Dad ate and had their second cups of coffee. No point trying to talk to Mom till she's had that coffee. Then it was party time.

Last night while we were watching TV, the big brown truck pulled up in front of the house. Dad asked Mom if she was expecting a package and she said no, but she went to the door anyway. The big truck man handed her a huge box addressed to Morgan.
Mom opened the box and right on top was this envelope.
In it was a happy birthday card from the Chewy peeps.
Under the paper was a whole bunch of neat stuff. Some of it was for Mom like a big sippy cup and some pens, but there were also three big bags of treats for us. Well, technically they were for Morgan, but she shares with us. They were Grandma Lucy treats in three flavors, blueberry, pumpkin and banana-sweet potato. Yummmmmmm!!!!
Did you catch that last one ? Banana- sweet potato. When we hear the word sweet potato we know that Noah and I can have them. Thank you Chewy for such a wonderful birthday present.
When Dad bought the big cupcake for the vet ladies, he also bought a box of little cupcakes for us.  The white ones are for us and the chocolate ones are for Mom and Dad. And look, he got sprinkles.

It's really really cold out today which is OK with us but Mom and Dad don't like to stay out for too long, so we had a quick outside party and Mom says we can have some more inside a little later. Even the weather dude is sending Morgan a present. Tomorrow we're supposed to get snow. Yeah!!! What a wonderful party! Look how happy she is.
Happy Birthday Miss Morgan, we all love you lots.

Here are the party shots. Morgan is wearing a Bite-Not collar because she has a little infection on her leg and wants to chew on it.
 Thanks to everyone who sent birthday wishes to our special girl.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fudge Explains Life

Hi Everybody,

Its very cold here today so we're spending most of our time inside and that gives me a lot of time to think. Today I was thinking about peep talk. In case you haven't noticed, we dogs and you peeps talk differently. We speak different languages. I think our language is superior to yours because dogs can understand each other no matter where we live, but peeps sometimes don't understand peeps from other places. How silly is that?

Our Mom is pretty good at understanding our language, for a peep, that is. But we understand her even better than she does us. We know a lot of peep words.

Now for an example of how silly peep talk is, someone said that four letter words are bad. What? Are they crazy? Food is a four letter word. So is good and walk and ride and swim and ball. There are so many great four letter words. What's wrong with peeps that they don't see this?

Now granted, there are some not so wonderful four letter words like wait and bath. But we really think peeps ought to relax and start working on their language skills so they can understand each other better. 

Oh, by the way, here's a new little four letter word.  Moto. Are you wondering what it means? It's the name of our new little nephew. Mom's sister-in-law just adopted Moto. Isn't he a cutie? And he's lucky too, he lives right near the water in Massachusetts and can go swimming whenever he wants to. Welcome to the family, Moto.

Guess what! Friday is Miss Morgan's 15th birthday and we're having an all day party. You're all invited. Stop by and join in the fun. There will probably be good treats, too. I sure hope we  have sprinkles.

Your pal, Fudge