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Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Wonderful Christmas

We had a very nice Christmas. It started Christmas Eve. Mom had to go shopping because she also waits until too late to buy gifts for her family. She and dad cooked a wonderful special dinner of pheasant for Christmas Eve dinner. Selfishly they ate the food without sharing and even, unusually, ate at the table downstairs where I could not even beg for scraps.

After dinner mom came back upstairs and helped me by typing on Twitter for the Catmas Eve Pawty given by George the Duck and the House of the (Mostly) Back Cats, benefiting Black Cat Rescue. I DJ'ed for an hour and stayed until 3 a.m., the end of the pawty. I was following Santa's delivering of presents around the world via @NoradSanta on Twitter. I loved the Google Earth view of Santa' s trip.

The next morning was Christmas and mom and dad gave me my present (more on that below). Mom and dad did leave me for a while at night to go over to mom's sister's house for dinner with the whole family, but the rest of the day they stayed with me!

My big present was a brand new, whole piggy foot.

I worked really hard on this hoof and in a few hours had chewed it down to these pieces:

Don't worry - I will continue chewing on all these little pieces.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

I'm on Facebook

First I had a Twitter account. Then I found out many of my pals had blogs so then mom promised she would help me start a blog when we were on vacation. She kept her promise as here I am.

But then all my friends were getting Facebook pages. Mom said No, she was too busy to keep it up. She does Twitter, Facebook and blogging for work too so she knows it takes time. She added Dogbook for me and the other animals in the family on her page.

Then Bunny Jean Cook got her page and mom said, okay when she had time. I kept whining and she said when she was on vacation for Christmas. So, tonight she set up my page!

Now I'm on Facebook, I can finally rest!

Come be my Friend on Facebook!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How Lovely Are Your Branches!

Mom loves Christmas and her Christmas Tree is always very important. But, she has had active cats for a lot of years and didn't have a lot of luck with her trees. She told me that she put up a really big tree years ago and would come home from work every day with all the ornaments on the bottom third of the tree on the floor. Some would be disappeared all together. That year she rehung the ornaments every night.

After that, she didn't have a big tree for a lot of years for different reasons. Then she tried another big tree and again, kitties, this time the ones we have now, would make a mess. This was six years ago.

After her dad died, she and my dad cam back to live with grandma. This meant she had a lot less room and most of her stuff went into storage. On Halloween mom was tired of paying for storage and had a giant yard sale. She did not get rid of her Christmas decorations and seeing them all made her think about how much she missed a big tree. But we still didn't have much room.

Friday night dad got the little tree out. It was a cute tree but when they plugged it in the lights didn't work. It was the kind of tree that had the lights built in. Mom knew she could cut the light string off the old little tree and put new lights on, but she kept thinking about all her favorite ornaments. Then she thought about the kitties. But the youngest kitty is now seven years old and besides they are afraid of me and I promised I would guard the tree. She was a little worried about me too because I am so ex-u-ber-rant. Not sure what that means but she says I just around a lot and wag my tail. But I promised I would be careful. So mom and dad went to one of those horrible big box stores they hate to shop in and got a good deal on a 6 foot tree.

And viola'! Hey @Simonelechat I actually spoke French there.

I love the lights on the tree - they twinkle. And the pretty balls reflect the lights. But the most important thing is the tree makes mom very happy. She told me about her favorite ornaments and when she got them. Then she said her new favorite ornament was the one I won from her at one of our pawties. There have been so many lately I am not sure if it was the November Pawpawty or PepiPawty but it was the beautiful woolly by @elineof and it came all the way from Norway! Since we all know what would have happened to the poor woolly if I kept him, I gave him to mom for her tree.

Mom sits and watches our tree a lot and I like sitting with her and watching it too. And bestest of all, after Friday, she is on vacation until next year! I hope that is a really long time.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Family Christmas Card

We been busy getting ready for Christmas. We put up our tree and all the animals in the family got together to pose for this picture.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The V-E-T

I am 18 months old so this is not technically my first visit to the Vet. Last December 9th mom and dad took me to this Spay and Neuter Clinic in Gloucester, Virginia. The worst part about that was they left me there but the nice people there put me to sleep and I missed the rest of what happened. They neutered me, gave me all my shots, and trimmed my nails.

No such luck this time. I really didn't know what to expect. A couple of my friends on Twitter joked with me about it. We went to a pet store - Care-A-Lot Pets in Newport News where they have a wellness clinic every Saturday. We had to wait a long time in line because lots of people come here to save money on shots according to mom. The picture at the left is me with my daddy waiting in line.

I met a whole lot of really neat dogs and people. There were some cats too but they were all safe in their carriers. Considering there was a dog there that even scared me, I don't blame them one bit. There was a real cute Jack Russell Terrier and a Toy Poodle. I saw a little pug dog dressed up in her Christmas outfit and the poodle had a cool bomber jacket on.

Mom and Dad were real proud of me because I haven't been exposed to that many people and other dogs before and I was real good. The dog behind us was real aggressive and I just ignored him (he was the scary one). I even did "SIT" when the Vet Tech lady asked me. I thought Mom would faint.

Mom and dad stayed with me the whole time and even helped hold me when the Vet Tech drew blood for my heart worm test. Mom says those kinds of worms are very bad and I get a treat every month to keep from getting them. Anything that involves a treat is fine with me. Then the Vet came, a very nice man, and examined me all over and gave me a shot, some tasty stuff in my mouth and some unpleasant spray that went up my nose. I think I liked the nose stuff the least.

Dad held me while I was on the Vet table

Then we were done. Or, I thought we were because "since we were there" we dropped by the grooming place for a nail trim while mommy waited for the test results. Yay! I passed. And, they bought me this giant hoof which I am going to go back and nom on after I post this.

Mom explained that going to the Vet is very important to stay healthy and it really was not that bad. And, it was something that the three of us did together!

This is the nommy hoof I got as a treat for being so good.