Saturday, March 07, 2009

march windy days

CKC here again, the dad has actually taken me bark park every Sunday, last week I wasn't sure, but he came around.when he locks the door and I'm inside I KNOW it is Bark Park time. me and by kitty sibs went to the vet, I went first then those 3. my littlest one had to have a tooth removed so she's feeling punk today. The dad is supposed to give her nasty stuff, but Neris seems to have some trust issues with the dad right now, he comes in and she's gone. I usually play chase her, but we aren't doing that, I'm concerned, but it's not a concern like dad had when the mom went to the rainbow bridge. Dad said it cost him an arm and a leg for the bills, but he still seems to get around OK. He says I cost him so much, he had to keep me around as guard dog, just to pay off my debt. he gets silly sometimes. but he does give me lots more pets. now that the mom doesn't. the vet said I had critters, and the vet showed them to him, my dad said been there, done that and no he didn't want them, The vet said the guys usually do. later on my dad explained getting rid of them was the goal. very strange. the Mom used to do that, but the dad isn't quite up to her level of dog maintenance. Ozzy, my dad says he knows how that good days/bad days are, my dad gets gets in one of those sad times and he kinda just does nothing, like he is paralyzed, he does nothing, and sometimes misses eating, says it's a good thing I'm around, I never let him miss my meals. he may get to it late, and sometimes that's OK, but I'm careful to remind him. if he gets mine, he usually caves in and gets food too, which , of course I think we should share. he's not as good as the Mom was about sharing, but he does cave in sometimes. he's lost weight which is good, just like I have. I try to tell him Bark Park is good, more is better, but he claims he has to earn critter food coupons most days. he tried explaining about something call money, but I understand what critter food coupons do, get us food!
my dad says he can do a NM picture for the bumpdogs, but was confused about where to post it. he tried the site, but he was tired, I said to try later, let me out for the night and go to sleep.
he's good doing that some days, others no so well. I can post new pictures, the dad has them, but he is a little slow sometimes. he cycles in and out, for him it's been almost 8 months, and he's having more good days than bad ones, usually. it's almost garden time, windy here a few days, I don't like that, but the shelter dad built for the cold time seems to work pretty well for the wind time too. my dad wants to say thanxs to all who have replied, and hopes some will stay on, it seems to help him sometimes. he says ge's gotta go now, to use up those ctitter food coupons


Peanut said...

It's great you are getting to the barkpark every sunday. Sorry about the trip to the vet. Hope the critters go away. They don't sound fun. Having our humans earn money is no fun since it means they leave us but food is good. :) We are glad the good days are coming around more often. We hope they continue to do so.

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Charlie,
Sorry we're late commenting but Blogger has been acting up on all of our PCs the last couple of days. Maybe we're the bumpdogs you mentioned in your post because we're The Bumpass Hounds and that's close to bumpdogs. Our website is
"" and our email address is "" We know how to get around in ABQ; if the mountain is on the right you're facing north. If the mesa is on your right you are facing south. If the mesa is in front of you you're facing west and if the mountain is in front of you you're facing east. Right?
Hey, remember we told you that you had to be patient with the dad because he has lost a part of his heart and it takes a while for it to get better. You're doing your part just by being there for him. You're a connection to that part of his heart that he lost. He doesn't just need to keep you for a guard dog, he wants to keep you as a connection. Usually one of the pet parents does the primary animal care; your mom used to do it and now your dad has to learn all about it. So expect some things to be done differently. Our dad does the pet care but our mom is going to LVT college to learn how to do it. Sometimes kitties are more peculiar than dogs. Our moms first kitty didn't trust dad at all, but mom had to go on a 3 month business trip and the cat had to get to know dad if she wanted to eat or get any attention at all. Time is a great healer but the amount needed varies from patiant to patiant and hurt to hurt. Spring is coming, the hot air balloons will be in the sky and things will start to grow. Our dad would like to go to Pancho's again and tell them it's his first time there so that he could try one of everything on the buffett line. We're glad that you have a regular trip to the Bark Park. It is kind of you to remind your dad when it's time to eat. The amount of sad time your dad has should continue to lessen but it will probably never ever go away totally and you can't expect it to. Something, someone or someplace will trigger a memory in your dad that will result in a far away look, but more and more that memory will bring a smile to your dad's face rather than a tear. Just keep doing what you're doing and give him more time; all the time he needs.
- Homer J., Jubal, J.E.B., Sophie, Shelby Belle, Jack, Abby, Max, Shiloh, Alex, Boru and Jenny = The Bumpass Hounds.

MJ's doghouse said...

oh ckc ...i am glad you and the dad are coping so is never easy is it. You two jus tmake sure you take care of each other...and the felines...try to blog more often...not that i am an expert at that..but we do enjoiy checking out how you are doing...

happy said...

Hi CKC, glad to know you and your dad are getting on all right and are visiting your bark park more regularly! Bummer about the critters though. Hope they've cleared off.