Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Yep, a month since I last wrote.  Yikes!  Since I'm sick at the kennel I guess now is as good a time as any to get caught up...

April 29 - CAMPING!  That was fun!  Well, except the part where the tent blew down and we wound up sleeping in the car.  It was OK for me because I was in my crate either way but Mom and Dad sure seemed like they weren't able to sleep.

April 30 - We're going home!  After a stop at IHOP.  Too windy to try to cook over a camp fire.  Dad threw the tent into the dumpster so we don't have to haul it home.  Mom will pitch a different tent in the back yard so she and her daughter can camp out there.  Pretty cool, too, because Mom has a gas firepit so they can still roast marshmallows and stuff.

May 8 - Mother's Day...  We went to Dad's folks house to make breakfast.  I guess Grandma is really sick so she appreciated the help.  Then we went to some friend's house for a while.  I got to watch TV but I really wanted ot go outside and play baseball.

May 13 - Hey, who are all these people?  Mom's family flew down from Oregon to surprise her.  And they did!  It was hard to stay on my bed and be silent but I did just fine.  Two grown-ups and two kids.  You know the kids had fun!

May 14 - A trip to Knott's Berry Farm.  The 6-year-old niece screamed with excitement when she saw the roller coasters.  The kids had never been to a theme park before and they had tons of fun.  I had so much to do I found myself laying down to take a break every chance I got!  Then that night we went to a baseball game.  It was a luxury suite so it was nice to get away from the crowds after such a busy day.  I did NOT like it when the mascot stopped by but Mom convinced me he was OK.  Then there were fireworks!  Luckily Mom knew they were coming and made sure I was in as insulated a place as she could find.  It was still too noisy.  After it was done I was still jumpy for a few minutes but by the time we got to the car I was all right.  And boy did I sleep well!

May 15 - Woke up coughing.  Ugh.  Feel OK but this cough just doesn't want to stop!  Mom said that was the end of my partying so I stayed in my kennel while she went shopping and stuff.

May 16 - Into the kennel I go!  Turns out there are a bunch of us coughing.  The kennel is under quarantine but it's kind of cool because I get to board with my buddy, Adrian.  Adrian is getting ready to go in to training as a guide dog but we sure have a lot of fun together!  Mom and the other kennel workers come around and give us cough medicine three times a day.  YUM!  I don't know why the other dogs don't like this stuff.  I'd take theirs too if Mom would let me!

The first three days at the kennel I had to have two shots every day and cough medicine three times a day.  After that it switched to pills twice a day and cough medicine three times a day.  The kennel workers love to give me my medicine because I'm very good.  Even the pills they can give me and I will chew them up and swallow them.  No problem!  I will be glad when I can go home though.  I've been here for a few days now and I miss going home with Mom...