Monday, March 12, 2018

Enjoying some of that elusive Washington spring sunshine. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Life is a Box of Chocolates

And sometimes the piece is bitter sweet.  Today is my best bud's birthday.  Memphis would have been 9.  He passed away on November 11th.  I've been missing him so much that I didn't want to post about it.  We'd been wrestling buddies for over 7 years.

I remember when we met at the dog park in May 2010.  He was a lot bigger than me, even though we were almost the same age.

I knew we were going to be pals cuz we had the same wrestling techniques.  

We used to wrestle for  2 hours straight back in the day.

              We both liked sand and barked at snow men and creepy people, like this guy...

                                                    We had refreshing beverages together.  

The weekend just wasn't complete without wrestling practice. And we discovered a ton of parks and hiking trails together.  No matter the weather, we were out there exploring stuff.

Over the years, we slowed down a bit.  Wrestling became more hanging out and chillin', with a few minutes play.   

And some little sisters got added in the mix.

But we still had our moments of wrestling.

I think about Memphis a lot and sometimes I get sad when I think about all the fun we had together.  But I wouldn't trade any of those memories for anything in the world.  He was the best friend a guy could have.  

Miss you buddy.  I'll see you again for the ultimate MMA match!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

I Put My Butt in a Box

Yeah, I've been pretty lame at posting lately.  But my new little sister, Ema, is so exhausting.  Plus, I just don't have the energy I had 8 years ago.

Anyhoo, it's been amusing watching Ema doing her homework from school.  She was supposed to sit in this box.  Yeah, I don't know why either.  Here I'm showing her how its done.  No big deal.  I'm an old dog and I still learned this new trick.  PPfft.  (see I'm sticking my tongue out.)

Nelli even figured it out.

After showing Ema a million times how to do it, she finally did it!

She even laid all the way down in it.  There's no way I could have done that!  Of course, it doesn't look too comfy.  

I'll stick with my bed, thanks!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Another new sister...What???

Yep.  Mom and Dad brought home another ball of fur with an annoying amount of energy.

Her name is Ema and she is somehow related to Nellie.  All I know is that she smells funny. Mom says I'm still her favorite and she makes sure I get my space away from the new kid.  Nelli seems to like her:
But I think she still needs to learn to respect her elders.  I will be 8 years old soon, and these puppies can be draining!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Surveillance in the Sun

Finally!  The drippiest winter EVER is starting to end!  There're been a few days of actual sun to enjoy while doing my surveillance duty. 

My favorite sun spot.  Perfect for keeping watch over my yard. No pesky tree ratz or wabbits here. 

Sunspot 2, by the hot tub.  Keeping an eye on the front of my yard.   Wait!  What's that?!?!

Oh, it's just goofy sister Nelli.

For the past 3.5 years, I've been training Nelli on the art of surveillance and keeping intruders at bay.  Here she's keeping an eye on the back fence. A spot frequented by tree ratz and kats up to no good.

Her training will continue, as there will come a day when my eyes and ears will not be as sharp, and my legs will not propel me at amazing speeds.  She will need to step up.

But for now, I am AWESOME!
(Shhhh. Don't tell anyone this is the very first tree rat I've caught.)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Super summer sunshine

It's been a hot, dry summer here, which is ok with me cuz I hate that drippy stuff. 

Enjoying the warm sun while watching for bunnies:

A visit to Pop pop's:

Sometimes, early in the morning, Nelli likes to snooze on the ground under the tomatoes in the greenhouse.

I prefer my broken-in bed, thanks. 

This Friday will be my 6th birthday.  Can you believe it ?!?!   Here's me when I met mom and dad for the furrst time.  It was the day I picked them as my hu-mom and dad.  I think I was a month old.

Guess I haven't changed too much :)