Sunday, July 01, 2007

It's been sooo.. long

Sorry it's been so long but Mom hasn't had time to do my blog and her work at home so my blog suffered. The good news:

For the last 3 Sunday's we have gone to the bark park. Sorry I don't have pics but Dad is still doing poop duty. The first Sunday we went around 9am and Mom had her walker. After 3 laps Dad and I were both tired and hot. We stopped on the way home at the local Sonic drive in and Mom and Dad got lime aides. They didn't get me anything. Sniff.... The next Sunday (last Sunday) Mom used her cane to get to the bench on the North side of the park. We went at 9ish again and it was too dang hot. After one lap I put my foot (well paw & butt) down and wouldn't go any further. We left to go home and stopped at the Sonic again. Dad got a breakfast burrito and gave me the very end of it. Today we went to the park again but got there by 7am. Much cooler. My BFF Sassy and her new sister Phoebe were there. I haven't seen them since January. Mom talked to Sassy's dad and mom for a few minutes before we left. Sassy came up to Mom and gave her a sniff and lick and smiled at her. Mom was glad she got to see her. Sassy's Dad said they were worried about us since they hadn't seen us in so long. On the way back we stopped at Sonic again and Mom & Dad got breakfast burritos and Cranberry Slushes. Mom only ate half of her's and gave me the other half. It tasted pretty darn good.

Not too much else to tell. Some days are good for Mom and some aren't. She is having trouble keeping her blood readings from getting too low. A couple of times she has been near to passing out. Mom is still loosing weight. She is down to 185 lbs. She started at 236 lbs last September. She says that she hasn't been this skinny since she first met Dad.

Well- everyone else seems to doing this so...

1. Your age? 8 years old

2. Your age when came to live with your people? about 1 year old

3. What color is the collar you’re wearing right now? It is a washed out teal color

4. Who is your favorite person other than the people you live with? I don't have someone else.

5. How much do you weigh? 75 lbs

6. Most expensive thing you’ve ever chewed up? My dollies. Mom says they are a gazillion dollars a piece and threatens not to get me any more but I know she doesn't mean it.

7. Do you like other Dogs? I like some dogs. I like Sassy and her family and I love Jake (he wasn't there today- sigh)

8. Who is your best non-human friend? That would have to be Simon our 20lb lardbutt cat. For someone who isn't here in person, I'd have to say Miss Sunshade. She is so nice and her Mom is very nice too.

9. Squeaky Toys or Tennis Balls? Squeaky toys (dollies only). If it's not a dolly, it must die.

10. Do you like to be brushed? Mom uses the furminator on me. I don't mind it though.

11. Peanut Butter or Cheese? I love them both. Peanut Butter cookies for going in and out of the back door and cheese for any medicine I have to take.

12. Do your people cut your nails? Absolutely NOT. I won't even let Mom and Dad touch my paws. They have to take me to the vet to have it done.

13. Any formal education? I had a basic puppy class at Canine Country Club but I didn't learn much

14. Couch potato or Energizer Bunny? Couch Potato so to speak as I don't get up on furniture at all.

15. Five nicknames your people call you. Tsawie, Chuck, Charlie Chuck, Arrow Butt

16. What is your best trick? Catching Mr. Ring at the Bark Park.

17. Do you like kitties? I'd better- I live with 3 of them.

18. What did you have for breakfast? half a breakfast burrito (egg, ham, flour tortilla) and of course my daily meaty bone. Mom has the butcher trained well. They pick out the juciest meaty bones for me. Now when Mom get meat the butcher always asks- for you or for Charlie.

19. Can you hunt (aka have you ever killed anything living)? If so, what? A bird moving too slow across my airspace. I own the air above where my yard is so they are not entitled to be there.

20. When & why was the last time you went to the V.E.T.? I went for my shots and microchipping and nail trim this spring. Dad is making mutterings about my nails needing trimming.

Well- I'm off to a cool rest. It's too hot to be out (90's).



Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey C-K-C,
Glad to hear you are able to get to the bark park. Too bad it's so hot for you now. It's been hot here too. Tell your Mama that our Mama's Mom lost lots of weight when she had chemo for her colon cancer. But Grandma sure gained it back after, tee hee. Stay cool & take good care of your Mama.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Peanut said...

Hey glad you made it to the bark park and had some fun. Glad to hear your mom is doing okay though much better would be best. We are always thinking about you. Hey what do your dollies look like?

Isabella said...

Hey CKC! It was so nice to see a new post onyour blog. I have missed you.Sounds like you are becoming a regular at Sonic's- good for you! Give your mom a gentle lick for me-
Big Wags-

Oscar Airedale said...

Hey C-K-C, nice to have an update from you. I'm glad mum is holding her own, hopefully they can sort the bloods out so she is back on top form.

Those breakfaxt burritos sound so yummy!

Oscar x

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Hey C-K-C, good to hear from you.
Hope your mum is doing well, you are taking good care of her right..
I wanna take a look at your gazillion dollars dollies

~ Girl girl

Ben_Benjamin said...

Im glad you are back CKC. Its really been soooooooooooooo long.

Hows your mama now? Hope she is better now.

Lorenza said...

Hi, CKC.
I am so happy to hear from you again. Hope your mom is doing well.
Sonic's every weekend?? Sounds great. I like burritos too!
Have a nice day

Marvin The Dog said...

well CKC - you can send some of your spare heat over here to the UK, we are having the weirdest weather ever, hot and sunny in April (normally cool and windy) and rain ever since.......

Thanks for telling us about your Mama's progress, we always look in to check on how things are going.

Tell her to take care, we are thinking of her and you ......

love from across the ocean,
caring hugs, and healing licks, Marvin and love and light from Jeannie xxxxxxx

Murphey said...

I hate the park when it gets too hot, we have to go real early too!

Glad to hear your mom is doing okay. Chemo made my lady gain weight! All those potatoes she ate....


wally said...

Hi CKC! Good to hear you and your mom are getting out and about. I am curious about this Sonic place. Our park needs one of those.

I hope your mum feels better every day.


Pippin, the Gentle Pup said...

Hey C-K-C--great to hear from you and sounds like you've been having some fun times at the part. I wish my people would give me some breakfast burrito.....

Give your mom some licks

See ya

Dory and Liza said...

Excellent CKC - so glad to hear how you all are doing!!



Ginger said...

Hi C-K-C!
Thanks for leaving your welcoming comment on my blog! It's nice to see another Healer with a blog - there's not a lot of us is there?
Glad to see that your mom is doing ok & that you are getting burrito parts. *drools*
Take care of you & yours and by all means, stay cooooool!

Johann The Dog said...

I don't let birds in my space either!!! Way to go!

Thank you so much for voting for me in the contest, I won!!!!

We'll keep you posted on the pressies I get for Gracie.


Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Take care, CKC and your Mama....we are always thinking about you!

love and Scottish licks, Marvin and Jeannie (well the licks are from Marvin, the love is from me....Jeannie!)

Sunshade said...

Dear C-K-C!!! I'm so happy you have been going to the bark park, well except last week I guess. I hope your uncle is ok and gramma gets better too, and well your mom, she's so strong and such a trooper. We believe in all of you guys, you are all fighters!!

I'm so happy you think I'm your bestest non-meet (or however you call it) buddy, you are a very special girl too to be there for you wonderful mom. You are always there for her to make her laugh or when she's in pain, you are the BESTEST!!

Continued healing thoughts and Aire-ZENS your way!!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Barlow Putz said...

hope all your problems work out and you start blogging again, loves sadie red lab.......duke tan lab......speeding terrier.....sandy cocker spaniel....and jasperbell, mongrel cat