Monday, July 5, 2010

I'm back...packing

Hey friends! I know I've been away forEVER. Some stuff that's kept me away:

1. Mom had to have her gall-bladder removed! She had surgery after waking up to a very painful attack. I had to be Anna, the GSD Nurse and take care of her. She's great now, but for the week before surgery and the week after I was very busy supervising dad in taking care of her. I even missed my CGC test because of it, but that's okay, I only have one mom.

2. After her surgery at the human vet, mom had a lot of work to do. Then Aunt Temple got married and mom had that too. Busy busy busy!

3. Mom had to replan our Sept-Oct vacay. We WERE going to go to the beach for a week, but mom said oil + puppies= bad thing. Boo on the oil! So instead we're going to NC and the Blueridge mountains.

I've never been to the mountains before, but mom and dad says I'll love it! We found an awesome cabin on it's own 22 acres in a place called Blowing Rock. There's lots of trails and stuff we can explore, and mom said North Carol-ine-a is supposed to be very doggie friendly.

To prepare for my trip, I asked mom if I could get a cool doggie backpack like Shawnee! She said that was a great idea so she ordered me one. I love my backpack. We've been walking with it and I'm finally carrying some shoes in it to get me used to carrying weight. Dad says I look like a pack mule. I tell dad to kiss my fuzzy butt!


  1. OMD! You gotted a backpack like me! I think us dogs with backpacks is the kewlest dogs. Tell your dad that afore he kisses you fuzzy butt, BOL! Glad you bringed you mom back to good health. Nice job! Missed you. (Pee Ess - I did a hike in North Crayolina when I woz in Furginia on vakayshun and it woz pawsome! You is gonna lubs it. )

  2. Hi Anna,

    Sorry to hear your mom has been ill. Hope you have a great time on your vacation. You are being very helpful carrying that pack. One of my mom's big dogs used to wear a pack when they went on hikes. Good thing for me she is old and lazy now so I don't have to carry a pack for her fat hiney!


  3. We are sure glad to hear from you!! We are very sorry that your mom was so ill and had to have surgery. We're glad she is well now. Anna, you really look great with the backpack!! You will love Blowing Rock and the mountains of the Blue Ridge!!! It's pawsome!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  4. We missed you a lot. We are sorry to hear about your Mom's surgery but are glad she is doing better now. And that darn oil - spoiled a lot of vacays, but the mountains sound great too.

    So good to see you.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  5. I'm furry glad you're back. I'm sorry that your Mom was sick. That gall bladder stuff causes big ouchies. It's a good thing you were there to take care of her. Your vacation sounds like a great choice and you should have wonderful time.
    Your pack is way cool looking, but don't you prefer to have the humans carry everything?

    wags, Lola

  6. This gall bladder thing is khausing problems fur lots of humans!

    I'm glad woo let the vet take your mom's out!

    Of khourse, being the khool weather fan I am, I think your NC vakhation is lots lots lots better than the beach!

    Welkhome Bakhk!
    Furry khool bakhkpakhk!


  7. Oh are looking ever so cutesy with your new backpack!! We are so glad your Mama is all better and we are soooooo very happy to see you!!

    Smileys and Snuggles!
    Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

  8. Welcome back! We missed you. Hope your mom's feeling good as new now.

  9. Hi Anna!

    We've missed you. How is your Mom doing? We sure hope she is better now. We look forward to seeing your vacation photos. You look so cool with your back pack! Maybe Fudgie can get one of those and have Wai-Pai and Wai-Max in each pocket. heehee!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

  10. Welcome back Anna ! I hope mom is all well now... Good to see they treated you to a vacay up on the mountains.. Bet it was a lot of fun !

    We look forward to more post from you soon !!


  11. Good to hear from you Anna! We missed you! Hope your Moms is feeling much, much better now!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  12. Hello, Anna! I'm a Greyhound, but I have a new German Shepherd sister named Morgan. She is eighteen months old. We love your backpack. I have one of my own, but Morgan doesn't yet. We'll have to find her one!

    I'm glad your mom is going to be okay! That sounds a little scary!


  13. Hey - we are big fans of the NC mountains, even though we live west of Asheville and not very near BR.

  14. What a cool backpack! I wish I had one! ;P
    I just found your blog Anna, and I LOVE it! It's defiantly going on my top blog list! I tried to follow, but it didn't work :( I'll try again later....

    I also have a doggie-bloggie, please come and see at -

    Have a great day!
    Love Miley xxx

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  16. good job taking care of your mom, anna.
    the back-pack looks lovely on your beautiful black fur.

  17. Gorgeous girl! She's just a bit younger than my shepherd Nyxie. I have a blog for Nyxie and her big sister, Arwen - check it our if you get a chance!

  18. Hi Anna,
    Wow, you look like a working dog with that backpack on. Be sure to keep lots of biscuits in it.