Thursday, August 10, 2017

Gracie Worried About Me

Gracie has bonded to me and I am so happy she knows where to go when she is afraid. This morning I was on the bedroom floor doing my exercises like each day and Elisa, one of my caregivers came in the and Gracie heard her voice louder than normal Gracie followed her into the bedroom and layed on me. Bud got in the room to kiss me because silly boy likes to lick my sunblock off.
Gracie spends alot time guarding the house in the front yard. I notice she comes in looking to make sure I'm here.
Gracie took a long time,over one year to bond because of her being abused for her person I believe. Gracie has transformed before our eyes to be happy sweet love bug. That's why I named her Gracie for Amazing Grace, I love that song. She came to me a bad mess and know she is an angel.( Well almost, she does have a mind of her own that's the Terrir in her --she can't help it) Bud kisses me when I am on the floor in the morning. He wants to play. I am so in love with my dogs, they make my life full of love all the time!


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

HAPPY 10 YEAR BIRTHDAY BUD !

Buddy swam and ran around the bay and then he got to eat a bacon, cheese burger. Bud is such a great dog, I am blessed to have him in my life for these last 10 years. He wakes up with me and shares his day with me. Bud has grown to be a late bloomer now;  he  scenes when I am hurting he knows and helps me by walking slow with me on leash at the pool. He agrees to work there because he gets to carry his ball where I swim most every day. The students love to see him.  My handsome boy, Happy Birthday Baby!!!!!!!! PS little Gracie got to share a bite of burger because that's what good pack members do.




Tuesday, July 4, 2017

My Dog Is Embaressing Me

Recently I had a dinner party with my close friends.  While we visited two friends were siting on Bud's sofa. Bud LOVES his sofa. I watched him pacing back and forth to the den. He came into the living room. Finally he came in to the living room and just put his head on the sofa. After a minute or two he put one leg up very carefully not to hurt the girl sitting there. Then he slowly carefully put his other leg and pulled his self up and slowly laid his body on the the people sitting there. Then he feel asleep with a big smile on his face!







Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bud Does Know The Difference

The world revoles  around Bud; he has outside only toys  and inside only toys.  I was having company and Bud got so excited by more people coming to see him. Of the house was spotless for a dinner party. The floor is clean and wouldn't you know Bud drops an outside toy. Oh well my house is a dog house and would rather have my sweet boy over clean floors and day !

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bud's Traumatic Evening

It was laundry day in Bud's house. We have a new slip cover for the old sofa (Bud's sofa) that we took off to wash. My worker decided to put a chair on the couch so Bud wouldn't get up there and get it dirty without the cover on it. I told my worker not to do it because I knew Bud would be traumatized. I told her a blanket would be better, but she put the chair anyway, and Bud was beside himself. See for yourself the trauma Bud had to endure for 45 minutes while the slip cover was being washed. I think Bud will need therapy for many months for this one.







Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Dog Manners 101 Sniff Test

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Gracie was gone for hours to be groomed and Lesa at Unleashed in Caycous. It was such a good job on Gracie that Bud didn't now it was the same dog. Grace can be cranky in the early morning but she hates cleaning around her eyes. Gracie seems happy to be free of all the hair. Before the cut she got burs and sticks in her fur. Thank you Lisa for working hard on her I 'm going to keep her short. She is happy and she is very loving. Until a dogs sniff her behind. She was on her on the streets of LA. She learned how to defend herself. The other day I saw her kiss Bud on the lips,  watch closely !
Now Gracie has her great stylus !!!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Life Is Good

Bud is a happy dog. I love my dog so I take good care of him. Recently I purchased slip covers because the leather love seat has been destroyed by his nails and age... It has been his spot for the nine years of his life. The love seat had been damaged from his nail etc. Some people don't let their dogs on the furniture. I see why now. Bud has a cozy crate in my office where I do my writing which is a lot of time every day. Bud has a large memory foam bed in the living room as well.
Bud goes on the love seat to look out the front window. I didn't think it was possible he could love that spot even more! the slip covers are quilted pad and extra cushy. He loves it the only problem is that Gracie, who has a cozy crate in my bedroom and a basket with soft blankets, wants to also lay on the love seat now.
Miss Gracie found this love seat too irresistible! Bud is good natured about it but afraid of Gracie's grouchy mornings. What to do, what to do?

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mom's New Floor

Mom got new floors. I was happy with the old floor. I could lay on the floor when i was wet and Mom let me and sis Gracie clean up her dinner in the living room. She let me wait by the kitchen table drooling while waiting for her to give me her egg yolk and she let me clean up the bowl of yogurt and little Gracie licks the spoon.
But now I don't know what to do or where to go. She keeps saying no drooling on her new floor. You used to love my drool? you said you love it? where do I go? Thank goodness there's still carpet in this house!
Gracie says I love the floor! it feels so good on my back. Mom always gets mad though and says I bring sticks and dirt in from the yard.
Mom caves when Gracie is gone, she lets me lick the bowl again in the living room but says I have to try and not make a mess. Mom had one of her helpers buy a mat for the floor so that when I wait for food in the morning my drool doesn't get all over her precious floor. Mom says Gracie and I are more important than having a clean house..


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mom's Office Day Is So Borng That Bud Naps

I love writing but I dread office work; you know like paying bills and files papers, making appointments etc. I would much rather take Bud to the beach or get Gracie exercised. Anything to get me out of the house! The other day I was working at my desk with a helper and I lost track of the time. It had been 3 hours. I didn't know that Bud was in the room until we finished.  Look at sweet boy Bud he has his own private suite including a private curtain... look closely at his curtain! custom homemade
I spent the rest  of the afternoon outside. I LOVE watching Bud play. Bud is the best digger in the history of great diggers, he is the BEST.













Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dexter House Guest

My new neighbor's dog is a very sweet boy. He spent the night and the next day he could not resist himself to food on the counter top. The story is, that my helper left the house  with him in the house alone. She left plates of chicken and quinoa while walking Gracie. Well the rest is very predicable............dogs are opportunistic feeders.  So of course he thought how nice of Denise  to leave food at his nose level.....
Dexter is a mix Catahoula dog from Louisiana  the dogs are bred to climb trees to corner raccoons ....so getting food on the counter was eazy pesy! The next day he gave me flowers and an apology ..............he could not help himself ..........that is really in his nature .
The Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog is believed to have originated from Nordic Wolfhound being introduced some three to five hundred years before the Spanish arrived, however, no one will really know for sure. The state of Louisiana is cited as the point of origin, particularly the area of Catahoula. In 1979, the breed was designated the state dog of Louisiana. The Catahoula was named after a Parish in northeastern Louisiana and after the mottled spots on its coat. At one time this breed was used to round up feral pigs and cattle—livestock that had escaped, and was living in woods and swamps. It involved team effort that is highly coordinated and organized, fast paced, dangerous and a marvel to watch. The ideal dog team usually numbers three, and they must work together. Otherwise, one pig can kill all three in a matter of minutes. Each dog has to be aware of what the pig and the other two dogs are doing and react accordingly. Hunters sometimes used the Catahoula to trail and tree raccoons, but this dominant breed is more at home acting the thug with obstinate boars. This dog is used particularly on the difficult task of driving and rounding hogs and unruly cattle.

I will forgive any boy who gives me flowers for anything. He is a sweet boy!



Monday, April 17, 2017

Birthday Party For Gracie

I love having parties for dog they love parties. I have alot of dog parties and dog are always on their best








behavior. I only invited dog that Gracie has met and only calm dogs. Gracie was great she torn her party ribbons off because  is a tomboy. Bud kept bringing a dirty yard toy, he barked for attention, He believes that all parties are for him. Ginger the boxer -pit cutie pie, Dexter as sweet dog.
We served the dogs meatloaf cupcake made on hamber meat,with frosting of mashed potatoes, they were a big hit. And party favors, wrapped like and Easter egg, were low cal peanut butter biscits from Trader Joes. Only the best for are beloved dogs.You should try it is really watching the dog have fun. 


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Diva Prince Bud

Several times a day Bud will get up and look out the doggie door. He will check to see what the weather is like.. if it is stormy or rainy or too cold he will say "oh I guess I will just hold my pee." He will also look out to check for people coming to visit. What a lazy boy, but he is getting older and doesn't have as much energy. He saves his energy for play time instead. He is my prince Bud. I love him so much.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Who's knocking?

Who could it be? I think it might be Gracie girl.. She is checking in to see when the food is going to be ready. The dogs love the doggie door to see whats going on. Bud will poke his head out to see what the weather is like before he goes outside. Gracie will go out no matter what weather, but she likes to poke her head in occasionally to check on Bud and I. It is sometimes hard to get her to come inside! She will freeze out there in the morning, but won't give up her job of guard dog. On the other hand, Mr. Bud doesn't even want to go outside and pee if the grass is the slightest bit wet.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The waiting game

Every morning while I am eating my breakfast, the dogs wait for me to be done so they can lick the yogurt cup. Gracie gets the spoon and Bud gets the cup. Gracie is cheating a little bit, she knows she has to wait on the carpet. Dogs are opportunistic feeders. I am amazed when I drop something how fast Gracie will get it.. before it even hits the ground she has swallowed it. Whether it be a prune or cranberry, She gets it before Bud even notices something fell. He says "what happened? what did I miss?"

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Family portraits??

It is hard to get a family portrait with my dogs.. is that too much to ask? Bud is always looking the other way. When I try and show him a toy to get his attention, he won't stop barking at me. He would rather play than pose. Jetta sure loved to pose. Gracie will sometimes pose. It is almost impossible to get a good picture of Bud and I together.His bark is deafening!


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ms. Determination

I gave Gracie a raw carrot. What she did was take it outside and start munching on it. She was really having trouble with her missing teeth, but she got through it! I thought it was too cute. Bud on the other hand likes his carrots lightly steamed and seasoned and cut up for him.. go figure. Who has spoiled dogs? not me..