Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008


Tirowa has been gone for 4 months. I still cry for him. Probably always will. He was my special boy for 13 years. Tirowa was there from the begining. He was part of everything that Seth and I had become. He was there for the dreadlocks and the van. He had been by our side while we built our house and put both kids on the school bus for the first time. We camped together, snowboarded, swam, hiked, and spent the summer on the boat together. My special special guy.

Nesta can not replace him. But Netsa can have his own place in my heart. He is my little (well giant) love monkey. A mama's boy through and through. And naughty! Knows a handful of clever tricks, but thinks nothing of sneaking into the dining room to poop on my floor. This morning I wanted to sleep past sunrise, Netsa was having no part of that. He wriggled in between Marley and me to lick and paw my face. "Good Morning!!! I slept all night. Time to get up!" My special boy.

Lots of our friends and family are having babies or getting married. I am doing neither of those things. But I have a puppy! Do you want see pictures??? He's 5 months old!!!

All in all a great year. Filled with great memories. I am a lucky girl.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Earl of Danbury

Earl made his way hillside last evening. Nesta hid from the enormous vicious baby for a good hour. My 45 pound fluff monster was affraid of 4 pound Earl. Eventually Nesta enjoyed Earl's company. Love that little Earl!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Naughty or Nice?

Do you think Santa will bring a great big jolly ball or leave you high and dry with a lump of coal?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bath time

Nesta's 2nd OB class is tonight. He can't wait to show Gene how well he does with the new tricks. In order to look dapper, Nesta requested a bath- in the big tub- with the special puppy soap....

Friday, December 5, 2008

How to properly teach your humans

1. Learn quickly where your biscuits are kept. Sometimes your humans may forget and you will have to remind them by sitting nearby for extended periods of time while staring intently in the direction of the biscuits.

2. The little humans are FASCINATING! They drop morsels all day. It's best to follow them closely. Everything in their room requires further exploration. Feel free to take tiny playmobils and dolls back to your crate for observation. They won't even know that the items are missing.

3. The puppy in the mirror is naughty. He barks and jumps for no reason. That puppy is allowed in the people bed, and thinks nothing of stealing shoes and blaming you. Get a handle on him before he gets too big. Bark and lunge like you mean it.

4. Teaching the humans a sit stay is simple. While they are in a sitting position, flop down on top of them. This renders them incapable of getting off the couch. Repeat as necessary.

5. "Look at me" is another easy trick. If the humans seem to be distracted with cooking or cleaning, simply say "Look at me" by running (at a moderate speed) into the back of their legs. If they still insist on not listening, you may wrap your right leg around their right leg near the ankle. They may stumble but will certainly look at you afterwards. Praise them with a kiss or roll your ball towards them.