Thursday, July 27, 2006

This little guy is Micah, Lady's Godson, with his waigong (grandpaw). He is only 2 1/2 and he is HUGE! I stay out of his way. He is two, after all.  Posted by Picasa

Amy's mom and sister-in-law are in my kitchen preparing lunch. They think the vegetables here are so much fresher than in their city. They said they are cheaper, too.  Posted by Picasa

I have a houseful of company! Here's Lady's best friend from another city, and Lady's Goddaughter, Kristin. Kristin is reading to her mama. She calls Lady "Mommy."  Posted by Picasa

I'm back! I had to go back to the white coats on Wednesday. He gave me three more shots! I only growled on the first one, but he hurt me bad on the second one and I cried and cried LOUDLY, right in Lady's ear. She just held me and tried to tell me it was okay. Yeah, right! SHe didn't get stuck so hard! I cried and cried and shook, even after the shot was over. Lady felt so bad for me. I got a treat. But next thing ya know, I'm getting stuck AGAIN! I didn't cry. Lady said I was a brave little dog. I got another treat. My hinie is sore again, but I could climb the stairs. Lady also had the White Coat check out my bruise. It's right by my weewee. The White Coat said it would be okay. I must have hit it on somehting, but I don't remember. I am a very active little dog, you know. The rest of me is fine, unlike some of the other dogs in that place! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 23, 2006

This from a scenic spot the school took the teachers to. I stayed with Belle. I am so happy to be back in my own home with my Lady. She was so glad to see me as well! I think she is kinda lonely without the five American teachers here. I will try to make it up to her!  Posted by Picasa

Lady took our American teacher friends to see an elephant show. Here, Espi got an elephant massage! She's brave! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Today is the AMerican teachers' last day. The leaders of the university gave them a wonderful farewell- thank- you banquet. I didn't go, but I am feeling better. The university presented the teachers with a lovely gift and a beautiful memory book with photos from the program! The teachers received many gifts in the last two days. April wins the prize for the most unusual gift. Because it is animal parts, she can't take it to the states. Guess who gets it! Lady says I am not allowed to tell you what it is, but here it is considered a delicacy, and good for men. We can't figure out why they gave it to April. Lady has been given many unusual gifts, but April's gift is most definitely the MOST unusual! The teachers are now trying to fit all their gifts in their luggage allowance. One teacher gave Lady her box of Dove dark chocolate! Lady was so happy! My packed bag is by the door, so that means I am going on a trip. I'll write more when I get back.You can write me, you know.  Posted by Picasa

Torch Festival

Each year, the Yi People hold a Torch or FIre Festival, so called because they burn torches or bon fires. There is a lot of dancing and singing as well. Our neighborhood holds a FIre Festival each year and we usually go. But not this year. My American friends went, and had front row seats. They even had to give a speech and sing a song! Ha! Happens to us all the time, but my friends were surprised! Well, Lady and I stayed home. I had three shots in my hiney and I am so sore I can't climb the stairs, and I can barely walk. I even cry when Lady picks me up. She had to carry me all the way home last night because I was just too sore to walk. She even had to help me up on the bed last night. She says I'm pitiful. I don't know what that means but if it means I don't feel good then she's right. I heard the White Coat say he'd see me next week. I do understand Chinese you know. I do not want to go back, even if Lady does give me a treat. And the White Coat told Lady not to give me beef or chickenNo beef? No Beef? ! She doesn't like me to have pork. What's a little dog to do? She says I have to eat my Pedigree dog chow.
Well, anyway, my friends enjoyed the performances at the Torch Festival, and I enjoyed the performances at the Talent Show. Today is the last day of the English Summer Camp. Lady wants me to go with her so she can keep an eye on me. Oh boy! I love to go!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Jack played the saxaphone today! Posted by Picasa

Today at the Summer Camp Talent Show, I wowed everybody by dancing to "I Just Can't Wait to Be King!" I was a hit! Posted by Picasa

Today at Summer Camp, we held a Talent Show. Here, Mrs. Coy's class sings the Oreo song, and Skid-a-ma-rink. Posted by Picasa

i feel ridiculous! Frannie put these mouse ears on me. Her class is going to perform the play "Cinderella" for the talent show today. I don't want to be a mouse!! I protest! Posted by Picasa

I visited Coy's class and sat with Betty, All the kids wanted me to sit with them. My friend Kaylee is also in this class. They tried to give me a bite of Oreo cookie but I am not allowed to have chocolate.  Posted by Picasa

I must sit up straight and listen to the teacher! Posted by Picasa

I went to camp today and visited in Amy's class with my friends Skye and Frannie. Posted by Picasa

White Coat is taking this poor doggy's temperature. I guess his Lady doesn't have a digital thermometer. ANd look, everyone can see!  Posted by Picasa

Here is White Coat preparing my injection. I really don't like injections and I let it be known. But, Lady gives me a treat if I hold still and don't bite anybody. He stuck me THREE TIMES today! It really hurt and I cried. When we got home, I couldn't climb the stairs. My backside hurts. So Lady carried me.. Posted by Picasa

I have spots again. Lady took me to see the White Coats. I don't like the way they take my temperature. I break the thermometer by pushing it out! So, Lady got me a digital thermometer and takes my temperature under my front leg. Here I am in the waiting room. Well, it is also the treatment room. There are two smaller areas dvided by glass walls. I haven't had to go back there. I don't WANT to go back there. Those dogs cry.  Posted by Picasa

Even Mr. J got in on the games. All enjoyed the American birthday party celebration! Only one and a half more days of camp. I get to go again the last day! Posted by Picasa

They had two cakes. Lady chose the one with chocolate on it! Posted by Picasa

Amy's class loved the horns-and they are the seniors! Posted by Picasa

They played all kinds of games at the party, which had to be held indoors due to rain. Posted by Picasa

Birthday Party! Not mine though. I had a Scooby Doo theme in May. But these Chinese students had a taste of how Americans celebrate birthdays. All of these students had birthdays in July.  Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Katy, Jason, Tommy, and Jeremiah study English privately with Helen, in the aqua shirt. She invited us for dinner. For some reason, I wasn't allowed to go and i missed out on a lot of meat. Lady said I have had too much lately. I did have some steak for lunch.  Posted by Picasa

The students seemed to enjoy one of America's favorite sports! Posted by Picasa