Wednesday, September 28, 2011
We're getting all packed up. Mom says we have about as much stuff as they do!! Whatever...well...maybe....
Dad says we're leaving in the morning no later than 7 a.m., which should be interesting since mom doesn't do well nor function nor is friendly before 7 a.m., but she said she would make an exception since this was for a fun roadtrip not a "going to work" roadtrip.
The petsitter also came by last night to go over Simon's drugs and food routine (he's still stealing turkey noms). She was very nice, and one of mom's friends. Simon was not happy though that someone else is going to be giving him his pills, and that we would be leaving him. Maybe I'll get him a pinecone or something as a gift? Do kitties like pinecones??
Anyway, last year, when we went to NC this time of year, the leaves were just starting to turn (seet here's a lot of green in the photo above). But this year, they've had some freakisly cold weather so now all the leaves are turning early! Here's a photo from the BlueRidge Pkwy. Daily Facebook page:
Jennifer DeSimone Mesk took this wonderful photo off the BRP. Aren't the colors AMAZING?!?!
And since the leaves don't tecknikally change until mid-late October, we should she beautiful leaves while beating out the "leaf people" who schedule their vacay's that time of year! Booy-yah!!
And since it's still cool, mom and dad are going to make S'mores which means I get Marshmellows!!! And maybe a fire-cooked hotdog! NOM!!
So stay safe my friends. I'll see you all in a week and a half. I'm sure I'll have tons of photos!
Monday, September 26, 2011
Oh yeah, that's right, a personalized PINK leather collar!!!!
I told mom she did very good in picking out the color and the font. My name is in chocolate brown. She got it from out GSD mom-friend at Pikoda collars. She sells nylon ones too, but mom said it was time for me to take the big-girl step into leather!
NO HUNTIN' ME VEST!! For when we go to the mountains in three days. I like it. it's very bright and fits well. And now no one will think I'm a lone wolf or bear!
Sorry the photo is blurry. It was with mom's phone and she was worried she was going to lose a finger cause Dunc was all about NOM NOM NOM!!!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
A lot of peoples think mom is crazy....for obvious reasons aside, because people says mom "spoils us rotten." Now, I don't know what this means...I mean, just because we have a lot of toys and collars and packs (which all serve a purpose) and cause mom and dad do stuff with us and take us on vacayshion with them we are apparently "spoiled". Pfft...if I was truly spoiled my custom B'day present would have been here YESTERDAY on my b'day served with a nice homemade doggy cupcake...but that's beside the point.
Now mom thinks other peoples are crazy cause they don't love their critters as much as her and dad do (and all your moms and dads...high five!). But Tuesday, mom got looked at like she was REALLY bonkers.
Mom took me out for an evening walk. It was nice, relatively cool for Alabama. And when we walk, mom talks to me.
Mom: Oh Anna, I'm so ready for next week! It's vacation!
Me: (run back to mom) I know! We need a rest! I'm stressed!
Mom: Just think, you get to run around and chase turkeys...
Me: Dinner will be served! Nom!!
Mom: And you'll be wearing your new "no huntin' me vest" so no one thinks your a bear or a wolf!
Me: Whew! And a wolf? Seriously? People are so....hey mom, that woman's staring at you...
Mom turns and sees some of our elderly (who am I kidding, they're all elderly in our hood) neighbors staring, mouth open, at us.
Scared Neighbor: Are you talking to....your dog........(takes a step back)
Scared Neighbor: Umm...hmm.....nice backpack. (scampers inside)
I guess a lot of peoples don't think talking to us critters is normal. I say POO on you! POOOOO! Mom and dad talk to all of us all the time. Riddle me this: how can you not talk to a critter that lives in your house people?!?!
So as we walked off, Mom laughed.
Mom: What's her deal, Anna?
Me: I haz no idea...now about those turkeys.....
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Yep, I turn the big O-3 today!!! Look at me above...aren't I cute? Yep...then this morning mom did this to me:
Is that how you treat a dignified lady such as myself?? AND mom and dad are both working all day today, AND they don't have my present yet! Mom said it should be here either tonight or tomorrow....this just will not do!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Bunny has one of the best eyes for fashion I've ever seen, but it seems now that her dear GSD sister Morgan has been taken over by her Mom, Morgan is about to enter the fashion world! Bunny asked about what's in my closet, and man, have there been a lot over the years!
First off, I like pink. Everyone always thinks I'm a boy, so by wearing pink it helps to say "I'm a Lady!" although you'd be suprised how many times still call me "He and Him". Oh well.
These are two of my first hand made collars mom ordered for me! They are a chain martingale, because I had a bad habit as a puppster to back out of my collar and running back to the car. Not fun when Mom was in Petsmart! I don't do that anymore, but mom just likes the way they look. The chain makes me a little hard-core!
This is my current collar and matching leash. Mom buys them all from Fido's Fashion Collars. They hold up great, even at the beach. Hmm...looking at the site I think it's time for a new collar!!!
Monday, September 12, 2011
Dad gettin his ROLL on!
They've been through a lot, the Civil War, been caught on fire, but sadly, some freak fan of the other team poisoned the trees last year with some hard core plant poison. Yeah, way to step up and kill 135 year old trees! But the trees are fighting, we don't know if they'll make it or not, so mom and dad were hoping we'd win so they'd get to roll the trees, maybe for the last time. (and we hold no animosity to the other team, just their stupid fan. I want to put the bitey on him!)
Mom and dad also got to see some old college buddies they haven't seen in forever! They then went to their favorite restaurant in town then came home. They credited the win to me wearing my Auburn collar. Well duh!
Maybe one day I'll get to go to Auburn and get some photos of me with the tree. I wonder why we haven't done this yet?!
Mom NOT getting a photo of me! Boo mom!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Apparently Tropical Storm Lee was headed our way, bringing lots of rains. But we didn't get much at all Sunday, it was just overcast and cooler, so mom and dad said "Let's take the Anna to the creek!" WINNING!
But we didn't just go to the creek, we went to the dam in town. The creek that runs through town used to help one of the biggest cotton gin factories in the country. Sadly, the oldest mill burnt down years ago (stupid meddling kids!), but the creek area is still a favorite of many, including us doggies!
It's not deep in this section at all!
Hmmm...what's over here?
Helllloooooooooooooo! Is this puppy jail?
Thursday, September 1, 2011
So, with all this zombie sickness, I decided to share some GOOD news! If you remember Simon had some health issues this year . He went for his thyroid checkup last week and everything is doing good! His thyroid is still high, 5.1 where the normal high is 4.7, but Dr. Vet seems okay with this. She doesn't want to increase his meds.
His liver is doing great, so no more problems there! But there is ONE major problem...now that he thinks he's all better, Simon has become the Nom Thief!
See, mom and dad feeds us puppers a raw diet. I love it. She tried with the kitties but they were all "Pffft, no way! We're kitties, we're superior!" or something like that. So imagine mom's suprise the other day when she was making our yummy breakfast of ground turkey that Simon starting nomming out of the container!
So now, mom is feeding Simon noms from OUR container! Luckily he only eats the turkey and quail mix, he's staying away from our cow. I'm not sure how I feel about this....