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7/15/15 Hello, Again! Chit-Chat Blog

Woof! I’ve been away for a few days, and I hope I’ve caught up with everyone’s comments and good wishes.

The Young Human Jamie is doing very well and barely limping. This could be because he got “spacers” put in between his back teeth in anticipation of getting braces next Friday. (“Brace yourself!” he says). Mom says the brain can only handle so much pain at once and that is probably why his foot feels better. She is going to take him for another X-ray before school starts. Just to make sure everything is up to snuff. Speaking of school, Jamie got his Chromebook for his Sophomore year, and he is very excited not to have to carry so many textbooks. Makes back-to-school a bit easier, I guess!

We’ve had a spate of rotten weather, and today was nice enough that I was able to lie out and relax a while:

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Mom said my collar was looking a tad shabby so she got me a new one, red with reflective paws. I like it! (Picture to follow).

Mom and Jamie have continued cleaning and organizing things. (Mom says, “Vanessa, my cabinets are still a wreck – !” whatever that means.) Today, they took a bag full of dog goodies to the Animal Welfare League, where I used to live, and a large bag of donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. This is in preparation for Mr. Bourke coming with his friend tomorrow to paint the front hallway, where Mom and Jamie cannot reach. Naturally, I will be in the crate as I cannot be underfoot with the big ladder being out and all.

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No, you are not seeing things. Zeus the Fiat did not shrink, nor did a 50-foot feline grace our driveway. Jamie was out with his remote-control car, and this “swamp kitty” moseyed over to check out the little apparatus.

I’m in the house with my new collar on, and Mom looked out the window and exclaimed, “Look at that cat!” I’m all, “What cat?” Because I had a good spot on the couch, you see.

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I finally got off the couch to check out the kitty, but it was sashaying away, back to the swamp.

Foiled again!

Jamie had a pool party on the (only) other nice day we’ve had. I was a good girl and behaved myself, although Mom and Dad kept me mostly in the crate so I would not jump on anyone. But I hardly cried, mostly just observed what was going on, and soon Mom had me outside on the tether. Then she and Dad played some “Frisbee”, and let me tell you, I love that game. I am very good at snatching it up out of the air. We played for a while, then it was time to take the kids home.

Mostly, it’s been a decent week. I even got a visit from Laurel and her young human today. I’ll keep you posted on the painting project. This should be good.

Woof! Love, Maggie

5/27/13 Memorial Day

Oh, boy!  Today is a holiday, so I have the whole family to myself again! 

Erik and Jenny came over and we had another little party, this time for Memorial Day.  I wasn’t afraid of the music today.  Dad cooked all kinds of good-smelling meat on the fire outside, and we all played in the backyard.  My favorite part of the day was the morning.  Dad hung up a screen door thing so that I can go in and out of the house by myself!  Once I figured out how to use it, I ran in and out of the house all day long.

I have even started going into the yard to go potty by myself.  I don’t feel so scared and alone anymore.  I am feeling more independent.

There was a huge rainstorm at night, but my humans were so tired, that they slept right through it.  But not me.  I was up for the whole thing.  Scary!  I’m very glad I have a bed in the same room(s) as my people.

5/21/13 The Party

Today was kind of a strange day.  When Mom took Jamie to school, she locked me in my crate instead of taking me for the ride with her!  She said it was to protect us both.

Later, Laurel came over to sit with me and Jamie while Mom, Erik, and Jenny went out for a while.  When everyone came home, including Dad, that’s when all the noise started.  I guess it was Erik’s birthday today, and the humans had a little party, which I was not used to!

First, they played games around the kitchen table and laughed a lot.  Then, they ordered good-smelling food in flat boxes that a strange man brought to the front door.  After that, they had a nice-looking cake that they started on fire, and then they tore up a lot of paper.  They played some noisy music, and danced and sang, which scared and confused me.  The whole thing was loud and distracting.  I didn’t know what to do since I had never seen them acting this way. 

After a while, everybody left and it was time for bed.  My people were still smiling.  I think the party made the humans happy.