Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Weekend, pt II

After we spent some time in the porta-dog house, we went for a hike.
Hmm... Where are we going hiking today?
  Umm....What's this sign say?

"Rattlesnake Ledge" 

Zoinks!!!  Seriously?!?

Surprisingly enough, I didn't see/smell any snakeys along the way.
The hike was good and the view from the top was breath taking! 

After lunch at the top, we headed back down.

Where do you think mom and dad will take me next?
..."Velociraptor Valley"?!!?

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The (ALMOST) Forgotten Weekend!

I almost forgot to tell you about this fun weekend we had last month!

We went on another camping trip. 
Here's me and my traditional photo with mom by the park sign:

 My traditional napping photo with dad: 
Traditional photo with the porta-dog house:

Ok...all those obligatory photos out of the are the fun ones!
Mom and dad let me off leash on the trail for a while:  
At first, I didn't realize I could run around.
 But then I figured it out...

Woo Hoo! 
 I did real good and stuck around mom and dad...except when I smelled something really big.  But I came right back when dad called for me
 I even sat still for this photo by this rock thingy:

Final fun shot:  Me and dad trying the pose on that sign...

Stay tuned for part 2 of the (Almost) forgotten weekend!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Another camping adventure and a new little buddy!

This weekend, we went on another camping adventure.  
We'd actually gone camping here 4 months ago, but we like it so much we went again!
Hmmm....   Did I miss marking any of these trees last time?!?
 I'm thinking I got most all these!
 Me and dad in our traditional camping pose....chillin' on the bed.
 And I met my new little buddy, Bennie.
I love little kids sooo much, and this little guy was such a swell kid.
We had a great time playing together!
 ...and to finish it off, here's a picture of mom and dad in front of Mt. St. Helens, that volcano that blew up in 1980.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Sad Day...

Yesterday, my feline brother, Jake, went to the Rainbow Bridge
He was the oldest of the katz, but was only 8.
Mom noticed that he had been breathing faster and heavier recently, but was otherwise acting normally.  She took him to the doctor, who found out he had fluid in his chest.  While they were draining the fluid, his heart stopped.  They think he had cardiomyopathy, which caused the fluid. 
It was all too sudden and unexpected.  He was much too young.
I put together some pictures of Jake for mom, who misses him terribly.
 Mom and Jake (2 months old) on his first day home:  July 2003

December 2003
He was a smart cat and knew more commands and tricks than me!

I also miss Jake.  He was the coolest of the katz.  He was bigger than me when I first got to my new home back in September 2009:
He would always sneak a nap on my bed:
 But, sometimes I'd let him nap with me:
He loved people and the other katz in his pack:
He was even tolerant when an outsider was added to the pack:
 He was also a goof ball:

But for the time being, he will be basking in the warmth of the sun, waiting at the Rainbow Bridge, playing with his sister, Moo:

If you are not familiar with the Rainbow Bridge poem, click here.
Jake  5/3/2003 - 5/31/2011


There's something missing in my home,
I feel it day and night,
I know it will take time and strength
before things feel quite right.

But just for now, I need to mourn,
My heart -- it needs to mend.
Though some may say, "It's just a pet,"
I know I've lost a friend.

You've brought such laughter to my home,
and richness to my days.
A constant friend through joy or loss
with gentle, loving ways.

Companion, friend, and confidante,
A friend I won't forget.
You'll live forever in my heart.
My sweet, forever pet.

-- Susanne Taylor