Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Gus Pupdate and Photoshoot

Thank you all so much for your pawsitive thoughts for Gus. He was slightly better on Saturday behavior-wise, so we didn't call the vet. He didn't really eat all weekend still (maybe a bit here and there) and he was still really mellow. This morning he greeted me like this:

rrgh--blogger is not uploading my video. i'll try again later.

I'm taking him to the vet today just to rule out anything major, but its nice to see him slowly getting back to normal.

(Edit: I took him to the vet, and she said his blood test results "were practically perfect in every way". They think he might have eaten something weird which caused him to act so strange. He is doing better today, which is great.)

I thought you would like to see some of the pics I took in a Gus and Waldo photoshoot the other day. My boys are so photogenic. :)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Gus No Feel Good

This is the look of a dog who does not feel well. Poor baby, I don't know what's wrong!

His only "symptoms" are:
- no food all day (unusual for him--he usually is very happy for food)
- not interested in a walk
- not interested in tennis balls
- not following mommee or daddee around the house--preferring to lay in the carpeted room.

If you know Gus at all, you will understand that although he doesn't have severe symptoms, these symptoms for Gus ARE severe! My poor baby just lays on the floor, not doing anything but looking very pathetic.

Mommee left very early today, so she did not notice any weird behavior (both boys were enjoying sleeping at that hour), but daddee noticed at lunchtime.

Can we have some healing vibes for my baby boy please? If he's not better tomorrow, I will take him to the v.e.t.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Mommee and Daddee Arr Home!

Yes, mommee and daddee came home yesterday--woopee!! We are so happee to have them back. We are sure they had fun--but not as much fun as they would have had if WE had come with them! Stella is here for a couple of days while Aunt Ashley is in a wedding. We like having another playmate around, even though she gets in trouble a lot (she eats daddee's socks and napkins out of the trashcan!). We will show some pics of her later.

For today, mommee thought she would leave you with this email that she got from her friend:

A Dog's Purpose? (from a 6-year-old).

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.

Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ''I know why.''

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said,
''People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?''
The Six-year-old continued,''Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.''

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thanks, Addie, Lucie, and Hailey!

Look what we got in the mail from Addie, Lucie and Hailey! We were cheerleaders in the Biggest Loser: Pet Edition that they hosted, and they sent us a gift! We certainly weren't expecting anything--we had fun seeing the weight our friends were losing each week--but we enjoyed this happy surprise!

Mmm....something in there smells good--what is it, mommee?

Wow! A new cow toy and some lollipops!! COOL!! Thanks, furiends!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fun Trip!

Mommee and daddee took us on a trip to daddee's old town--a place where there are lots of trains, and where he used to go to school. One of his friends was having their 10-year anniversary, so we went to visit them and celebrate with them.

Waldo slept almost the whole way:

When we got to where we were staying, we met these guys:
The guy on the left is Gus! Mommee called him "little Gus". The guy on the right is Rocky. These guys were very fun to play with. They were super nice, and shared their toys and their yard with us. We liked meeting our new friends!

When we got to daddee's town, we went to his friend's house. When we were there, we met MORE doggies!! We met Mateo (a chihuahua), Mercedes (a long-haired dachshund), and Austin (a welsh corgi). Sadly mommee did not take her camera, so we have no pictures of them. Everyone kept talking about how BIG Waldo is, and how friendly Gus is. We know that!

When we got back to the house where we were staying, all of us wanted to show mommee what good "sitters" we are for treats:

On Saturday, we were supposed to go the anniversary party at daddee's friend's farm, but it was RAINING! In fact, it was raining so hard we had to stay at home. :( We were very sad to have mommee and daddee leave. But, we got a surprise later when they came back--it had stopped raining, and they were taking us to a LAKE!!

It was SUPER cold outside (well, cold for JULY), but the water was warm and we had a good time chasing after the geese. Daddee's friend came to watch the boys in the water--she was very impressed with their swimming skills! We didn't jump off of the dock like we normally do--mommee says it was very slippery, so she is not surprised.

We had such a fun time meeting new friends and going to a new lake. We can't wait for our next trip!

pee ess: Mommee says sorry that she hasn't been helping us visit your blogs lately. There was no internet over the weekend, and now she is getting ready to go on a BIG boat to a very warm place with daddee (she says its called the Bananas, but that doesn't seem right). Mommee will set up some posts to show up while they are gone, but we won't be able to visit for a while. Aunt Ashley's sister-in-law Mackenzie will be taking care of us and the house while mommee and daddee are away. She came over yesterday to play, and we know we'll have fun with them (and GUNNER will be here!). We will miss you all, though, and look forward to catching up with you when mommee gets back!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Sad Nooz --> Happee Nooz!

We seez dis on mommee and daddee'z bed today:

It mayks us furry sad cuz it meenz mommee and daddee be gowing away:

But den we goes downstayrz and seez dis!

YES!!!! It meenz we iz gowing, too! Arr furst roadtrip!! We don't know where we iz gowing, but we iz happee to go! Mommee--get off da compyootur--we iz reddee to go!!