Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Day With Morgan

I, Fudge, thought you might like to know more about Morgan.  First, Morgan is the oldest dog in our family. In November she'll be twelve years old. She's also the littlest dog in the family, but she can be bossy when she wants to be. Here's how she spends her day.

Morgan gets up with the rest of us at 4:30 when Tess starts barking. We all go outside and then we have breakfast. Then Mom says we all have to go back to sleep for a while, so we do.

The next time we get up, about 8:30, Dad takes all of us except Morgan out back to run around. Morgan doesn't like to go up and down the stairs because of her arthritis, so Mom takes her into the front yard.

She has to check out the place where the chipmunk lives before she comes inside.

When we all get back inside, Mom gives us our pills. These are the ones that Morgan takes. Three of them are for her anxiety disorder, one is for her liver and the others are for her arthritis.

Because Morgan gets confused, Mom helps her with her pills by putting them in yogurt. That makes them slide down easier.

She takes liquid medicine that Mom says is an NSAID. She gets it in a plastic thing called a syringe. 

After we all have our pills, Mom and Dad eat their breakfast. We wait for them to finish because then we get a special treat.

Dad makes toast for us and spreads it with something good. Today it's cream cheese, Tsar's favorite, but sometimes it's peanut butter or best of all is jelly. 

He cuts it in pieces, little ones, and we each get two pieces. It would be nice if he made a whole slice for each of us.

After breakfast Morgan takes a nap.

When she wakes up she usually needs a drink to wash down that dry toast.

Then she comes into the living room to continue her morning nap. This time she's on Dad's lap.

Morgan is our chief squirrel watcher. She checks the window several times a day.

When we all go outside for a run around, Morgan usually goes hunting for lizards. She's pretty good at catching them. Just this week she caught one. Dad saved it from her, but she ate the tail. If you see a tailless lizard around, that's the one and Morgan would like it back, please.

Sometimes she finds a stick to chew on or a toy to play with. She's really good at skinning tennis balls.

Samba is Morgan's bestest friend. Sometimes they share secrets.

Sometimes they compete with each other.

Morgan doesn't do much running anymore, but when we have a game, she likes to be involved, like when we play football......

....or baseball.

After dinner, Morgan likes to clean us all  and make us neat.

She likes toys and has a lot of them. She carries them around and chews on them and sometimes she sleeps with them.

At bedtime we each get three spoons of yogurt to help us sleep thru the night with happy tummies.

Then we get a good-nite cookie.
Then we each go to our beds. Lola, Tess, Bailey and Norma Jean sleep in their crates downstairs. Tsar sleeps wherever he wants, usually in the kitchen or on the sofa. Samba sleeps in the bathroom because she gets hot. Sky and Noah sleep on their beds and I sleep on the floor next to Mom's bed. Morgan has a basket and a pillow and a bed and a chair and she moves around a lot between them. If there's a storm, she sleeps with Mom and Dad.

Morgan is a good buddy and she gets along with all of us..

She's a little slower and a little stiffer than she used to be, but she can move pretty fast when she wants to. She's a pretty good big sister to have.


soulbrush said...

Oh how I loved this synopsis of Morgan's day, please do this with all the rest.

Shaggy Dog Stories said...

Awwww! Happy Blog Hop Saturday to Morgan and to all the kids!

Stella said...

What a good story about Morgan! I have not really known her very well so this was a pleasure to read and understand more about her.

What a sweetheart!


SissySees said...

What a great feature on Morgan! The fur-girls especially loved that last photo...

gMarie said...

What a lovely look into Morgan's life. Do you only feed your dogs once a day? g

Scrabblequeen said...

Love that last photo! Such a Princess. We have an old doggy too...Misty will be 13 soon, but she is lucky and mostly healthy, so no meds for her. Thanks for the look inside a Day With Morgan.

Maggie and Mitch said...

You guys are lucky to get toast for breakfast. We beg from mom and dad and come away with nothing!
We just love that last picture of you, Morgan. You sound like a very sweet girl!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Morgan is cool! Thanks for sharing her day with us.

Marjie said...

And she's obviously queen of the roost, with the crown and all.

I think I saw Morgan's lizard on Thursday. We'll send it back soon.

Mango said...

I really enjoyed spending the day with Morgan. What a beautiful queen she is. She looks so dainty eating her yogurt from the spoon.


bichonpawz said...

We really enjoyed reading all about your daily activities and learning all about your sister Morgan!! You sure have a great family!!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Persephone and Buster said...




Loves chipmunks.

Loves water.

Senior Citizen...

Why that's ME, too!
I think I like Morgan!


kathy b said...

Morgan is adorable, clearly well loved and a huge member of her pack......
430 call is pretty darn early though!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

What a wonderful spotlight on Morgan! We really enjoyed getting to know more about her, and second the motion to do posts about each of the dogs. We have to admit that, except for Tsar, one PWD looks an awful lot like another. Of course, to non-Dane people, that's probably true of Danes, too, except for coat color.

Jed & Abby