Thursday, October 30, 2008
Mom and Grandma are really excited about going to the cooking school thing tonight. Mom read in the newspaper some of the things they're going to make and got even more excited. She LOVES to bake and has always wanted to make Chocolate Molten cakes but has never tried because she was nervous. She says the instructions seem way too simple. Tonight she gets to watch someone make them! After the lady makes something, then they having a drawing to give away the dish and the food in the dish and she's keeping her fingers crossed she wins the cakes. I looked over the list, too and there were no dog treat recipes. I was bummed but I saw Mom looking over the dog treat recipe in the book that came with the food dehydrator and she also has some new dog themed cookie cutters she wants to try out so I think we'll get to try some new treat recipes.
While Mom and Grandma are off having fun Sasha and I have to help Dad get his hunting stuff together. He goes hunting starting Saturday so I have to make sure he has enough good and supplies. He'll be hunting close enough to home that he'll be able to come home every night which is great because if Dad's not home to protect the house, I don't get much sleep.
See, I told you nothing exciting was going on here. Mom says we'll gt to go do something fun this weekend, but I don't believe her. I don't think I remember how to ride in a car, play at the park, walk on a leash or eat icecream anymore! Mom wants me to point out that I get to run around our neighborhood off leash a lot now, but I'm not going to!! That totally misses my point completely!
As long as I'm not bored to death tomorrow, I'll do an Artsy Fartsy Friday post. I'm off to take another nap now.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Mom got her new food blog up and going. Right now she's bringing everything over from the old blog, but after she gets the last 2 on she'll share some more recipes and gadgets. She is much happier using Blogger for that one, too. That will teach her for thinking about trying something new! OH, almost forgot to give you the new address! Here it is: http://hilarys-kitchen.blogspot.com/. This Thursday night Mom and Grandma are going to a Taste of Home Cooking school. Taste of Home is my mom's most favorite magazine and they do these cooking school things all over the country. Last year our local paper started having them come to our town. Mom couldn't get tickets this year, but she made sure she got them this year. Mom says she'll get to win all sorts of prizes and will get a goody bag so hopefully she'll have more fun gadgets to share with you and of course some new recipes. I'm sure Mom will tell you all about it on her blog, too. She has a count down started in her calendar she carries with her. Doors don't open until 6:00, but she's thinking about getting there at 5:30. That gives her enough time to come take care of her responsibilites (ME!, Sasha and Gunnar) and then get to the school where they're holding the event. And she says I'm the weird one?!?!?!
If you haven't done your story for the DWB - What it means to me blog yet, don't feel bad. We haven't done our's either and I've been saying we were working on it for a long time now. Mom isn't going back to work after lunch today because her new medicine is making he feel not so good so after a nap, Mom and I might work on that. I'm not sure why Mom went to work this morning. I told her she was a weird shade of green and Sasha and I tried to hold her down, but she said there was stuff she needed to get done. Dad came to find the crackers for Mom a little bit ago and he said she's not getting much of anything done and isn't going back after lunch. She really needs to learn to listen to us more!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Okay, today's happy birthday goes out to Grandma. Happy Birthday Grandma! She doesn't want us to make a big deal out of it so that's all I'll say. Thank goodness because I'm exhausted. I'm going to go take a nap now to get ready for more partying tonight.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Mom was going to make us a special treat for Sasha's birthday, but Sunday night Mom and Dad found a really good deal on t-bone steaks so we got some very yummy bones instead. It was driving us crazy waiting for Dad to give us the bones and then we saw Mom get out the special bone chewing blankets and we knew it was time. They were very yummy!
Sasha will get her gift later. Mom said they couldn't buy it early because it was too big to hide and considering what it was she knew Sasha would sense it was somewhere in the house so in this case it has to be a last minute gift. I'll show you pictures of the gift later. Okay, now I'm going to let Mom talk about Sasha's birthday. Happy Birthday to my older sister Sasha!!!! I Love You!!!!!
Kaos's Mom: Today is my little girl's 6th birthday!! I can't believe she's 6! Sasha and I have a very special connection because I had her before I met my husband. She was actually supposed to be a Christmas gift for my mom's neighbor. She didn't like all the cute puppy stuff that I thought was adorable so she gave her back to my mom. I told my mom I wanted her but at the time I was in an apartment that wouldn't allow pets. I was in month 6 of a 12 month lease. That was the longest year of my life not having a pet living with me. The day my mom was able to pick Sasha up she spent the night with me. We snuck her into the apartment that night and then they brought her neighbor over the next morning. That sucked. I was there for Sasha the first night away from her dog mom and then they came and took her away the next morning. When the neighbor gave her back she said that we could keep her until she was potty trained and calmed down and then she would take her back. My mom said noway because then we would be attached to her and wouldn't be able to give her back. Even though she was my dog I still worried about the neighbor coming and saying she was ready to have her back now and my mom letting her have her. She stayed with my mom and sister until I was able to move that June into a house that allowed pets. It was great. Sasha finally got the attention she needed and the care she needed. I got her fixed and updated on all her shots and everything was good until I had to move back to my mom's house. I couldn't stand my roommate anymore and I was completly broke. We moved into the tiny room at my mom's house and we did okay for a year. Sasha was miserable, but okay. She got blamed for stuff that she didn't do and my mom was mean to her. She had a Saint Bernard (a very sweet dog that would let Sasah sleep in her tail or on her back outin the yard and would throw pieces of her food to Sasha as a treat - it was so cute!) and there was also the black lab that my brother had abandoned onto my mom because his girlfriend didn't like the poor dog and yet my little dog got blamed for a big puddle of pee in the family room. After we moved back to my mom's Sasha started acting like she didn't know she was potty trained so she got blamed even for the large puddles. I pointed out to my mom there was no way Sasha's little bladder could hold that much liquid, but Sasha still got blamed. I was working 2 jobs at that time trying to get caught up so a lot of Sasha's care did get left with my mom and sister. My sister did okay, but she was in highschool and was busy, too. I know my mom wasn't nice to Sasha and I don't know what all she did to her but I do know it wasn't good.
When I met my husband we hung out a lot at his mom's house. It was an escape for me to get away from my mom, but Sasha got left at my mom's. Finally I asked my husband if we could talk his mom into letting Sasha come and right away Sasha and her new Grandma bonded. I was able to go to Cancun for a week (free!) and my husband came by every day to check on Sasha because he knew I was worried about her. The week I went on vacation was actually the week before we closed on our first house. When I came back I started packing and Sasha was a completely different dog. She was very clingy to be - more than she normally was - and was horrible when I was gone. We did a lot of work on the house before we actually moved into it and we started moving my stuff first because I didn't want to pay another month on my storage unit plus we needed to get Sasha and I out. The day that we actually moved into the house I wasn't planning on bringing Sasha yet because there was still painting that was being done and I wanted to be able to have her full attention when I moved her in because there was so much newness. Well, my mom called and said she was bringing Sasha over because she was going crazy. Sure enough, Sasha thought she was being left and she was acting crazy! For the first few months Sasha had some potty training issues which took her almost a year to get over. I couldn't understand why. It was only by the front door even though she went out the back to go potty and she seemed to do it mostly in the middle of the night. That first Christmas she was a mess again. We got the boxes of Christmas stuff out and she got worse about pooping by the front door and she'd hide and acted weird. Then she was fine when the boxes were away and then when the decoration boxes came back out to be put away she did it again. I thought it was because she was afraid of being abandoned again so any time there were a bunch of boxes around I made sure she had lots of attention. 3 years ago around Thanksgiving my mom stopped talking to me altogether and I quit going to her house. After a few months Sasha was fine - totally fine. We had Kaos for a year by then and she was nicer to Kaos and even to Gunnar. All I could think of was she finally was out of her puppy weirdness. When my mom died last December I had a hard time with it. Kaos is my nurse and takes care of me when I'm sick or sad, but I needed Sasha to be there for me at that time and I think she knew it because she stopped hiding under the bed all the time and would sit with me on the couch and even in my lap and she never used to do that. I know she may not have fully understood what was going on, but I believe she knew a bad part of our lives was finally over and we were free. We didn't have to worry about the mean lady anymore. Of course I was sad that my mom had died because she was my mom and I did have memories of her that were good when I was younger, but the bad ones were the ones that made me feel trapped and once she was gone her power that she had over me was gone, too and I was free and so was Sasha.
When we started the remodeling of the old house to get it sold Sasha hid a lot, especially when there were only hardwood floors. It took me awhile to realize my mom's house had hardwood floors and that's when I knew my mom did something bad to my little girl when I wasn't around and of course I started feeling even more guilty. She was a little weird about the boxes when we started moving stuff, but what we were storing stuff at Grandma's house so when we would take a load of boxes we would make sure the dogs saw it was all going to Grandma's house and when the Jeeps were being moved to Grandma's they went and then saw them there when we'd take more stuff. Kaos has abandonment issues also and I know that's pretty much a trait of a rescue dog and even though Sasha really wasn't a true rescue dog, I still consider her one because I rescued her from my mom. They would get excited seeing us load up the trucks wih boxes because that meant we were going to Grandma's. We stayed at Grandma's a week and then moved to the new house and both Kaos and Sasha are going through a puppy phase. Kaos has always been playful but when Sasha and I moved back to my mom's house Sasha stopped her playful stuff and started her hiding phase. Now, Sasha is an instagator and hardly ever hides under the bed. If she's hiding that means she's not feeling good or just needs a few minutes for some alone time, but those moments are very rare now. I think she knows she never has to worry about going to the mean lady's house ever again and she isn't reminded about the bad house anymore because there is only carpet and linoleum in the new house. I never thought about the hardwood floors being an issue for her before but when you are that low to the ground, the floor is a big part of your daily life.
Sasha may be our oldest furkid but she will always be my little baby. We've been through a lot together and take care of each other. I can't believe she's 6! I was going to show you some puppy pictures, but that was before I used my digital camera all the time and I can't find the box of pictures of her on film (I'm never moving again!!!!). Trust me, she was a cute puppy. I've learned a lot from Sasha. I've always had pets growing up so it wasn't that I learned how to take care of a living being, it was that I learned about myself and that her symptoms of abuse were very similar to how I was acting. I wasn't pooping by the front door, but I was hiding a lot. Instead of choosing to go hang out with friends, I'd hide in my room. I almost didn't go out on the first date with my husband because I wanted to hide in my room, but something made me not chicken out and I am so happy I did go and so is Sasha. I'm sure Gunnar and Kaos are, too. Now, Sasha and I don't hide, we're both more playful and smile a lot more - and they aren't fake smiles!
Happy 6th birthday to my little wiener dog. I love you very much!!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Okay, this photo is called "Eye of Heaven." We were getting ready to go up a trail and all the guys were getting their tires and shocks ready and Mom looked up and thought the sun looking through the trees was cool. When she pulled it up on the screen when we got home she said if felt like someone up above looking down on them, that's where it got it's name.
Hope you enjoy the photo. Have a good weekend everybody.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Since we have our 1,000th member do you know what that means? Lots of treats!!! It also means you should get your story in for the DWB What it Means to Me Blog. Don't worry, Mom hasn't done our story yet either. Mom WILL be doing our's this weekend , cuz I said so. When you have your's ready, email it to my mom (HilarysDesigns (at) yahoo (dot) com) or email it to Ben's Mum (hehe, I love saying Mum) and they will get it posted for you. If you would like your picture on, go ahead and send it, too. If you haven't checked the stories posted so far, you should definately go read the stories so far. Grab some kleenex though. Not because they're sad stories, it's because they're some very touching stories. If your Mom leaks like my Mom does, make sure it's a full box!
The 1,oooth member is a boxer named Angus. Be sure to go say hi to him. I bet when his mom submitted the request to be on DWB she had no idea that they would become so popular! When I posted my hi & congrats comment, I think I was #43. I've NEVER had that many comments for one of my posts before! That would take me forever to read all of those plus then I'd have to go visit all the new dogs that came to visit me and leave them a thank you comment! That would be an all day job.
Congratulations to It's the Dog's Life and Angus!!!!!!!! Time to PARTY!!!!!
***I just wanted to let everyone know that Marvin's story is on the DWB What it Means to Me Blog!! Have your kleenex close! Mom is still leaking after reading his poem! We've missed his poems a lot!***
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
After you go visit Mona and the Mommy I need you to keep your paws crossed for my sister Sasha. Two nights ago she kept dragging her butt on the floor and licking it a lot. Mom and Dad picked her up and looked her over to see what was wrong and she had a really bad sore on her butt. Dad cleaned her butt off a little and Mom attempted to hold on to Sasha. Mom says it's easier to hold onto me in a situation like that than it is to hold onto Sasha. After we moved, Mom can't find the stuff they put in the cheese to make it Magic Cheese that makes us feel better when we hurt so Mom asked Grandma to get some for Sasha. Yesterday morning Sasha didn't even come say bye to Mom before she left for work so Mom said if she wasn't feeling better soon she was going to call the v-e-t. The V-word seems to have had some healing powers because when Mom and Dad came home for lunch Sasha was running around and then when they came home from work she was being crazy with me. There's still a sore on her butt but it doesn't look as bad. Cross your paws that it gets better because Mom doesn't do so well when she has to take one of us to the v-e-t when we're sick (she seems okay when we have to go get shots though - what's up with that???) and Mom has a doctor's appointment next week (no worries, just a yearly check-up). Mom doesn't do good in doctor's offices, even the vet. Dad has to drive her to the appointments and go in with her and then after the appointment, he has to tell Mom what happened because Mom is focussing on not passing out. She's okay with needles and stuff like that, she just doesn't like doctors and has trust issues with them after she had a bad one. If Mom has to take Sasha to the v-e-t and then go to her appointment next week, she may end up in a corner, rocking back and forth, sucking her thumb and babbling and I don't want to see that again!!
Okay, now go visit Mona & The Mommy!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
So instead, Maggie and Mitch tagged me to do the 7x7 game. This took lots of thinking.
7 Things I Plan To Do Before I Die
1. Drive my Jeep Rock Crawler
2. Drive My Brown Jeep Truck
3. Drive my Blue Jeep Truck
4. Build a giant swimming pool in my back yard
5. Build a robot that will play fetch with me whenever I want
6. Start a dog bakery so my mom can stay home with me all day
7. Beat my cat brother at a wrestling match ( he cheats!!!!!)
7 Things I Do Now
1. Play fetch with mom everyday
2. Play fetch with dad everyday
3. Play fetch with grandma everyday
4. Run crazy around my house when I can't get someoen to play fetch
5. Cuddle with mom
6. Guard my house
7. Help Dad work on my Jeeps
7 Things I Can't Do
1. Pee on Command like Sasha
3. Eat anything I want
4. Play fetch 24/7
5. Sleep in the big bed all night
6. Play fetch at midnight
7. Play fetch & eat at the same time
7 Things That Atract Me to The Opposite Sex
1. Furry Butt
2. Great Smile
3. Love for human kids
4. Likes to run around crazy in his house
5. Medium size
6. Sparle in his eyes.
7. Named Flash
7 Things I say Most Often
1. Wanna play fetch?
2. Please play fetch with me!
3. here, throw my ball.
4. Please throw my rope.
5. Look! I brought you a toy to throw!
6. Can I have a treat? I haven't asked to play fetch in like 2 entire long minutes.
7. But you said you'd play fetch later and it's later!
7 Celebrities That I Admire
1. Bon Jovi - Mom is a big fan of him and I like him too because he focusses on his wife and kids a lot
2. Lorenza - check out this post for proof she's a celebritie
3. Michael Phelps - Cuz he loves his dog so much and I want to swim as fast as him some day
4. Whoever Invented the Tennis Ball
5.The person that invented the squeek toy
6. Paula Dean - because when my mom buys her magazine or watches her show she always makes something yummy I get to help with
7. The Mythbusters guys cuz those guys are way cool!!
7 Who Get to do this now
1. Flash & Peanut
4. Joey & Tanner
7. Ben The Rotti (if you have recovered from the fundraiser)
Phew, I better go take a nap now before Mom comes home to play fetch. She doesn't have to start dinner when she gets home tonight because Grandma is bringing home PIZZA!!!!! I hope its the barbeque chicken on because Mom always ends up eating an extra pice of that because it's so yummy which means Sasha and I get an extra pizza bone!!
Have a great weekend everybody!
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
This is a short post because Mom and I both have some stuff we need to get done like our What DWB Means To Me Story and I am busy researching recipes for the business I'm going to make Mom start up. I need to come up with a cool name for it, too.
I forgot to tell you guys that Mom posted the yummy bacon recipe on her cooking blog last week. It is very yummy so be sure you get someone to make it for you!!! I wish Mom would make it every week!! We're trying to figure out a good time to make bacon wrapped tater tots. Personally, I think any time is a good time, but Mom doesn't think so. I hope soon is a good time though because those are extremly yummy, plus as long as the human remembers to take the toothpick out, they are perfect shape and size for tossing through the air into a bacon and cheese loving dog's mouth.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Dad took me out in the acreage to play with my tennis ball this weekend and for some reason Mom left her camera in the house. I was exhausted after a few throws of the ball. I didn't want to stop and Mom called me that thing again. I am not!!
Then Sunday Mom and Dad did a bunch of work out in the shop area. I helped a little bit but I was bored. Whenever Grandma went out in the yard I ran over and wanted in the small yard to play ball for awhile. Again Mom said I was Ubssessive Cumpulsive. I have no idea what that means but after being called it all weekend in the tone of voice she was using, I don't think it was good.
Grandma says my human cousins are supposed to come visit for Thanksgiving all the way from California! I've neer met the boy and the girl was real little when I met her and I was really hyper and she was afraid of me. That was right before they moved to California. I'm excited because they're going to stay at my house and the boy is 2 and from what I understand about 2 years old they'r really messy eaters and they carry food around with them a lot and their faces are really messy and need cleaning. Mom says I have to be careful around my human cousins because they're not used to being around Ubssessive Cumpulsive animals with a hyperness disorder. Mom makes it sound like I've got issues! My other human cousin who I've never met has a lab and some kitties at her house so Mom says if she ever comes to visit I'm okay to be crazy around her.
Dad and I have been planning some surprises for Mom's birthday. It's still a couple weeks away but it's kind of a big one. I know it's not polite to tell a woman's age so I'll give you clues and if you guess it on your own, then I don't get in trouble for tell you. Okay, ready? There's a 0 and a 3 and they're not in that order!! hehe I know you guys can guess it! I can't tell you any of the surprises though until after her birthday because I don't want you guys to guess them and then accidently tell Mom. Not that I don't trust you, just that you might slip.
Mom and Dad should be home soon. Mom didn't come home for lunch today and that makes me angry! She was supposed to have a meeting and her boss forgot to tell her it was resheduled. Mom finally went and got some lunch 2 hours after the meeting was supposed to start (she couldn't get ahold of her boss to find out what was going on). Tomorrow her office is having a party for Mom's birthday for lunch. It's actually the monthly potluck for birthdays in her office and there are 2 other October birthdays, but Mom is the most important one so I say it's for her. That means I won't see Mom at lunch tomorrow either! I really need to find her a new job where she can see me lots. I should start up a dog treat making business and she can be my baker and I'll get people to order yummy treats for their dogs and she can bake them. I'll start looking into that and finding recipes for he to try. I bet you would all volunteer to do some taste testing wouldn't you? We'd have to do some testing on methods for shipping them, too and I'm sure you would all help us with that.
Uh oh, Dad's home I better go let him know how much I missed him!
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
First I need to say a Happy Belated 21st birthday to my Aunt Gillian. You're a dork!!! (That was from Mom.)
Okay, now the super important stuff. Most of you know that my mom and Ben's mom are in charge of the 1,000th member celebration. There is a contest and a story blog. For the stories we want you to get creative. We want to know what Dogs With Blogs means to you. You can write a story, make a video, make a pice of artwork or whatever you can think of. Get funny, sentimental or weird. To submit your entry email Ben's mom or my mom. In the subject line you can put something like "DWB Story" if you email to my mom so she'll know it's an important email and will take care of it right away. She's really bad about not reading all her emails every day! She's getting better though. Here's the link to the blog where you can see everybody's stories and where your's will be posted: http://dwbwhatitmeans.blogspot.com/.
For the contest go here: http://dwbguessingcomp.blogspot.com/ and submit your guess. Better hurry and guess though, we're already at 986 members!!!! There are prizes for the closest guess!
We can't wait to read your stories or watch your stories so get started on them.
I'm so excited!!!!! I better go lay down for awhile.