Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Barkday Grandma!

So you guys know that my Grandma is in Austin with my Auntie and Uncle and cousins which is totally uncool because it's her birthday and I wish she were here so I could spoil her with kisses and toots!
Happy 986th birthday Grandma!!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Worst Thanksgiving Ever and Day Trip with Dad.

Ok, so I don't know if you know this or not, but yesterday was Thanksgiving - you know where my grandma slaves in the kitchen all day and then finally we eat the most amazing dinner ever and everyone pretty much consumes a whole stick of butter, and then we all pass out on the floor and complain about how full we are? Well this year was a little different - my grandma is in Austin and my mom and dad left me all alone in my kennel to have Thanksgiving at Auntie Hyunjoo's and Uncle Greg's where I am no longer allowed to go because I have been known to be a b-hole to baby Jina when she hugs and kisses me which is totally not my fault because I have personal space issues with babies who hug and kiss me. I was alone all day, and then when my mom and dad came home after 400 hours, I got a very small Thanksgiving meal which was pretty good anyway.
Insert picture of Ike at Thanksgiving here. Oh, wait, I wasn't there!
Anyway, today my dad took me on a nature road trip which was pretty pawesome except my mom couldn't come because she had to work. We went to Seahome Arboretum and Larabee State Park where we watched the sunset which was pretty cool but not as cool as having Thanksgiving dinner with your family!
Here are some pics.
So this is me and my mom last weekend when we were looking at Lummi Island but it was super cold and windy so we only looked at it for like a second.

Ok, so these are pics that my dad took today.

And this is how handsome I look in the sunset - can you believe there was actually sun today?

And this is a weird self portrait that my mom took of us a few nights ago.

And I don't know if I told you or not, but my grandma brought her cat, Lorraine, to live with us, and she is eating my food in this picture! But I kind of like her because she doesn't have a tail like me.

And this is me and my dad.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Windy City.

So I'm not talking about Chicago, I'm talking about Barkingham because every night at like seven or eight o-clock, the wind starts to howl like Khyra and it rattles the windows and doors and even blew open the fireplace doors. There have been spotty power outages which totally sucks because then the furnace doesn't turn on and I have to sleep under the covers the whole time which isn't cool when my dad is sick if you know what I mean. Apparently, this isn't normal weather, but whatevs because it's not snow and everyone knows I hate snow!
And these times without my grandma have been tough because I had to stay in my kennel all day today because my mom and dad went to this Zen Buddhist meditation tonight where my mom learned she is neither Zen nor Buddhist, but if having achy joints and a sore back were a religion, she would be like the God of it or something. Her mantra ended up being 'sh*t, this hurts,' but at least it brought to light the fact that her entire body needs some serious attention which I could have told her because of how annoying is she constantly shifting around when I'm trying to chill on her lap. Maybe it's time for my dad to shell out for a massage for her since his poor thumbs hurt sooooo much when he rubs her shoulders. (I'm working the brownie points for my mom to keep coming home for lunch.)
And since my mom just got her computer back from repair for the fourth time this year, she doesn't have any pics so she had to steal one from the internets so I could show you exactly where I live by my bay and my mountain. It sure looks nice with blue sky!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Oink, oink.

Can anyone guess what's going on at my house?

But don't you worry about my dad. I'm taking great care of him!
Apart from the sickies, I'm super bummed because my grandma is gone for 6 weeks because my Uncle Travis and Auntie Tyler are moving to Austin and they STOLE MY GRANDMA to help them move and get settled! Something about needing help with the kids - how about helping with her grandpuppy because now I will have tons of kennel time and I can't go to work with my dad anymore and my mom works at a cat clinic now and I could go in with her but I would have to stay in this building that they call Troll Land because a troll used to live there. All alone in Troll Land - I don't think so!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's not that I forgot my anniversary ...

Ok, so I forgot my anniversary! I am the most horriblest dog ever! Go visit my sweet love, Martha - she's being overshadowed by her brother currently and needs some attention.
Do you think she'll forgive me?

(Thanks Khyra!)

Friday, November 6, 2009

David Gray.

Ok, so last night, we all took a trip down to Seattle to see David Gray because he's pretty much my mom's most favoritest musician ever and she's been listening to his music since way before I was born and always goes to his concerts when he comes to town. And this time, Auntie Kathryn bought us all tickets for a going away present - well , all but me! I got to go to Seattle, but I ended up sitting in my kennel in the hotel!
Anyway, my mom said the show was pawesome as usual, and when they got back to the hotel, a huge tour bus parked across the street and my mom thought she saw David Gray get out of the bus and go into that hotel. But then she was all - oh probably not and went to bed instead of going down to that hotel bar just in case. And then, this morning as we were leaving our room, my mom happened to peek out the window and there was David Gray getting into a van so she sprinted down there, but he was driving away which makes her the most sadderest because she wants to meet him like a teenie bopper wants to meet Miley Cyrus. Normally, my mom is pretty calm and collected, but this is her weak spot. She is really super mad that she didn't follow her instincts, because this is the photo that should have happened.

But this is a real photo that my mom took at the show.

Ok, and now the important stuff: my grandma and my mom went shopping downtown - snore, but me and my dad went to a sound garden at a park and then we went to the Olympic Sculpture Park which was way cooler than shopping. Too bad my dad broke his camera and there are no photos because my grandma's battery died and my mom didn't bring her camera. Sheesh.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The embarrassingly late super mega post!

Whoa - so you know how I moved across the country like over two weeks ago and I said I would post a photo journal and talk about how awesome it was and all that other stuff? Well, my mom said she 'finally has the time' to help me with it. So much has happened since I moved that I don't even feel like you guys even know me anymore - I mean, I am totally a different dog and stuff.
Ok, so here we go: leaving was pretty much the sadderest thing ever because we left my Grandpa, and my Auntie Kathryn and Uncle Ansel. We said goodbye like a hundred times and hugged a lot and then cried and then talked about it then hugged and then cried and then did that all over again. It was really sad. Like really sad. But the super cool thing was that it had snowed overnight, so my mom was all 'I think we're doing the right thing here because snow in the second week on October is totally wrong.'

So this is a pic of me as copilot of the huge moving van, but I'm pretty sure I'm autopilot. My mom and my grandma - she's living here with us now - drove in the car with the cats in my metal house in the back seat. And the funniest thing happened. Duncan decided to sleep in the litter box the whole time and Saffron was all 'Duncan, I gotta poo', and Duncan didn't move so Saffron pooped all over his tail and it was diarrhea! And the next day, Duncan didn't learn, and it happened again!!!!

This are pics of me in the really big truck.

And this is a pic of me in the Badlands in South Dakota which was really pawesome because it was like mountains but they are made of dirt. It's pretty much the coolest place in SD but it was super cold so we only went out for a few minutes so I wouldn't freeze to death. And then my mom and grandma went to Wall Drug and my dad stayed in the truck because he didn't want to be one of tourist people. Whatever. They make pawesome doughnuts there and I got to eat some of one.

This is as a deer I found there.

And then it got really, really cold when we were driving.

And it kept snowing and got icy and this happened to the lug nuts on the tires.

And then we stayed in a motel which was awesome because I really like staying in motels. And the cats were happy because they got to be out of the cage and my grandma's cat, Lorraine, was happy too because her little cage is little. I've tried to be friends with Lorraine because she's a manx like me, but she pretty much hates me.
And this is a picture of me guarding the truck because my food was in it.

And this is the morning when we slept in Montana!

It sure it a pretty place!

We also drove through Wyoming and Idaho but my dad didn't take any pics.
And this is a pic of my mom's car - see Saffron in the back window!

When we got to Washington, we had to stay at my Uncle Greg and Auntie Hyunjoo's house and they have two little girls named Ella and Jina. They are super sweet but they move really fast and scare the crap out of me so I'm not allowed to be around them.
After four days in Bellingham, we found a house and you can see the bay from our bedroom window and it's a super cute bungalow and my grandma loves it and all the cats love it too.

Odin got really, really sick and dehydrated so we took him to the Cat Clinic and they gave him injectable medicines and subcutaneous fluids for my mom to give him at home, and then Lorraine got really, really sick and had to go to the emergency room because we didn't have enough medicine of Odin's left, and then we went to the Cat Clinic the next day and got the same medicines that Odin got and now they are both ok. The doctors think they picked up a corona virus at the gross motels, and Odi got sick because he's 15 and Lorraine got sick because she was bottle raised by my mom and she didn't get mother's immunity and pretty much has only been in one place her whole life. And then my mom got a job at the Cat Clinic! No dogs! I don't know what she was thinking!

I'll post a pic of our house later because my mom can't find the one she took.

And another thing, a few days ago I went down to the bay with my mom and grandma and I saw a dog and pulled away from my mom and sort of attacked her but I didn't hurt her and she didn't hurt me but my mom has been talking to a trainer who is going to come over. Hrmph.

And we went up to Mount Baker today, and my dad took this totally pawesome pic.