Monday, July 4, 2011

Unexplained Absence, Explained.

A few people have been asking me lately why I haven't been blogging as much. Mom says we get a lot of something called email, which means people ask where I have been and what I've been doing. The truth is, not a lot. Mom's mother, Nana, has been kind of not so good lately. We used to go and see her at The Arbors, but now we go to a place called Charlene Manor, which is a nursing home. I think that means "more people that like to rub my ears" or it seems that way so far. Mom used to work at this place. I wonder if she misses it there. It seems nice to me.
I still go to the yarn store on some Fridays to deliver eggs. Some days I can't go anywhere at all because mom is at places where dogs my age, and with my minimal training, can't go. Apparently I have to have a special class before I can go to a place called "hospital". From what mom's been saying, they need me there! She says that once I finish my therapy dog certification I can go, but I can't do that until I am a year old. I think Nana will be gone by then. But I can maybe go and see other people who don't feel so good.
Other stuff I've been doing:
I play. Mom or dad try to throw the ball for me every morning, and sometimes if mom knows it's going to be a long day she leaves me with a bone to chew, a beef bone. I love them.

Learning to sleep out of my crate like a big boy, and not howl at mom or dad until after 6AM. This has been REALLY hard.
Hanging out with my friends. This is me and Jack at Dad's birthday party. I like Jack a lot.

Hanging out with my bros. This is brother B. He smells good.

Hanging with mom and dad on the deck in the evening when mom is done with Nana and dad is done with StupidWork. Mom says that StupidWork pays for my kibble so maybe I should shut up about it. But it's dumb. Both of them gone so much, it annoys me a LOT.
I have not been back to school yet. Mom says maybe soon, now that Nana is settled in a new place to live. Mom spent a lot of time this week cleaning out Nana's old house. Now all of her stuff is in our garage and it smells funny and not like our stuff at all. Mom says I may NOT pee on it, which seems pretty stupid to me. Then it would smell more like us. Speaking of pee. I had a urinary tract infection, which I don't think I understand, except that it means I get AMERICAN CHEESE twice a day! Mom says it is medicine. HAH! That's MY kind of medicine!

Oh. Mom brought home all these stuffies.
Then she said I could not have them. How fair is that? Votes, please! I think I should get to keep them. Mom says they can go someplace called eBay and I can have a hoof or an ear or a bone instead. I am not sure how I feel about that, but since she has the thumbs, I think I am stuck!


  1. Yoshi, I'm offering you my thumbs up for keeping at least one stuffie - whichever is your fav! You deserve it to have as a special playmate for the days they have to leave you alone. See, instant playmate and not so alone!

  2. Yoshi, you are a good boy. I am sure that your mom loves you, and that you make her feel good, especially when she had to clean out Nana's stuff, and visit Nana. Be a good boy and don't pee on Nana's things. Mom needs you to just be the best right now. Mel and DOG helped my mom when her mom was sick. They were so good and gentle with Mom, making her feel better.

  3. Thanks for the update Yoshi! Please tell Mom I am praying for her and Nana. It is hard when someone you love is very, very sick so try to be extra good for Mom.

    I think that you should get to pick one stuffie - IF you are extra good, two! Choose wisely!

  4. Yoshi,

    I am glad MOM has your friendship to help her wHen Nana is so sick and she must be very sad. Be a very good boy and remember that there are a lot of people saying prayers for Mom, Nana and you.

    Love and prayers,

  5. Yoshi, Please be patient with Mom and understanding. I know it's hard, but she'll appreciate it very much. Be sure to let her know how much you love her.

    And yes, you should keep the stuffies.

  6. Good to hear from you. Mom has to do what Mom thinks is best but maybe one stuffy should become yours. Cleaning out a house is very hard work. Lots of memories to overcome. Just try to be the best you can and give Mom lots of attention. Keep practicing what you learned to get your canine good citizen award and it won't seem so long until you can go to school again. Love and prayers to Mom and Nana,