Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bye Bye, 2011

Whew! I've been busy taking care of Lady, putting away Christmas, and organizing all my new toys. Lady is a bit reflective today. So, I am too. We are BOTH so thankful my back troubles of 2011 are history, and I am doing fine. We are so thankful to be here in the foothills of the Himalayas, even though it is a bit cold! Lady's is thankful she got to g to the states to visit my grandparents and her friends. I am thankful for Grace Home, where I go when she leaves. We have good friends here who care about us. We have blogger friends who read our ramblings and encourage us. We have a God who loves us. We are blessed. 
I can tell you I am NOT looking forward to the inevitable fireworks that will take place, but I am looking forward to another year with Lady, and another year of sharing my adventures with you!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Takin' Care of Lady

Lady's sick today. I'm sticking close, until she runs from the room. And she's got a bad cold and sneezes a lot. Christy and Pearly came to take me out. They brought Lady some hot and sour soup. They also played catch with me and tug-o-war. I won. Our helper showed up today after being a no show yesterday. Lady was NOT happy with her, but soon got over it when she gave her a back massage with pain cream! We've got two heaters going because it is so cold in here. Well, I've got to go help Lady stay warm.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

More Gifts!!!

Lady just got back from the post office to pick up two packages. One was from my human grandparents in Florida. She sent me another squeaky chew toy and TWO bags of treats! I had fun opening more packages! Lady got some new slipper socks, her favorite Mount Olive baby dill pickles, and dark chocolate m&ms! She's happy! She is playing with her new toy -a Kindle Touch that my uncle and aunt in GA sent her. So, we are both playing with our new toys and enjoying our treats! Thank you, Grandma and Grandpa! Oh Happy Day!!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas Friends!!!

Lady and I had a great Christmas. Our friends from Apple Country stayed with us. We had pancakes for breakfast! But Lady and I shared out Christmas by Skype with our family in the US before our guests even got up! 
I quickly opened my stocking and gifts. Thanks, Santa Paws!

I decided to help Lady open her gifts! My grandparents were watching by Skype. I got to see my cousins, Casey and Pepper, open their presents. The cat, Beau, his in a gift bag! Teddy didn't make an appearance.


Oops! The tree fell over! I didn't do it!

No worries -we have our Jesus tree we put in its place!

Christmas gift-opening aftermath! I love my new Bobo! It squeaks!

Christmas Eve, for the second year in a row, we hosted the kids from the Children's Home and the staff. I was a very good host. These kids love me. I stay with them when Lady goes out of town, so they are like family. They came at 3:30 and the last ones left at almost 9:00 pm! Best of all, Lady ordered chicken chow mein and cheese pizzas for them (among other things). I got CHICKEN!!! I'm Chinese-of course I eat noodles! Lady shared about the True meaning of Christmas and how to keep it going. We played games and sang songs. Lady let the kids go into Secret Santa's Shop and choose presents to give away. Then, they decorated the paper and wrapped the gifts. Then, Lady and I gave out gifts to everyone. She even let me open another one! I got a new Santa! Finally, we lit the advent candles and sang "Silent Night." I was one fat, pooped pup by the time they left! After I got into bed, I didn't move all night! Here are some photos from our Christmas Eve celebration:

When I opened the door, the kids sang Christmas Carols to me!

 Even Aunty joined in the games! She sent dinner to us while Lady was on her back. We love Aunty!
 This baby is Nobel. She LOVES me! Her parents cook for the children and help take care of them.
Colorful socks in the local pattern! Can't lick the toes if they are in socks! I have been loving on an early present Baby Wyatt gave me. I loved the eye and the nose of (but I didn't swallow -I know better; I just leave them for someone to step on).

 I'm helping with the JESUS Bingo game.

 Lady wants to keep this girl! She is wrapping gifts she chose in Secret Santa Shop.
Satiya wraps gifts he chose. He's one of my favorites. In all, twenty-three kids came.
 I was trying to help with crafts, but I stepped on a sticky baby Jesus.

 I'm under the table waiting for the food to inevitably drop.
 Indians eat with their paws, er, hands.
With thirty-five humans eating, there were lots of drops! Lady fixed me my own plate of chicken chow mien and cheese pizza.

And God bless us every one!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Still Down

Lady is still flat on her back. Christy is still here helping. Lady really wanted to shop today but she can't. Christy has been taking me out. I'm fine. Sonya, our new helper, came back today and cleaned the floors for Lady. I sure hope Lady's back is better soon!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Taking Care of Lady

Christy, Rev. Paul's 13 year-old daughter, came yesterday to take me out since Lady can't lift me. Her mom told her to stay here with us and take care of us. Rani came for awhile, to but only CHristy stayed the night. Christy loves me. Her mom brought us dinner.Lady had cabbage and mashed potatoes but Christy and I had chicken and rice! um! Christy is non-veg! Hallelujah! She will stay again tonight because Lady still can't lift me and she is moaning a lot. She coughed all night and woke me up several times. I was sleeping at her feet too close to the edge. She stretched out her legs and SWOOP! Off the bed I go -blankie and all. Woke her up. Woke me up! She had to scoop me up and help put me back on the bed. We left the heater on all night because of Lady's back and sickness. She feels much better today because she is taking meds for her cough and her back. She's been on the heating pad half the day. I think she overdid this morning. It's great having Christy to bring her things that I can't. And Christy does a better job of doing the dishes. I clean them up but then Lady just has to wash them with soap and VERY hot water!
Lady says I am such a good boy! I haven't been any trouble at all. Christy went ot pick up dinner. Hope we get chicken again!!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Back issues

No, it's not me. It's Lady. Her back is out again. She borrowed my heating pad and strapped it to her back! That's a switch. I think Christie is going to have to take me out today. I can't carry Lady on the stairs. Lady says she feels old today. She has a bad ocugh an dit kills her back when she coughs. 
We're having delivery for dinner. Well, at least we don't have another Christmas party until Saturday. Lady let me up on the sofa to cuddle with her. I think it made her feel better. She took care of me when I had bad troubles, so I help her when she has hers.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Another Christmas Party

 Waiting for the party with my BoBo.
 My Christmas tree,
 We did the story of the first Christmas. I played a sheep with the little kids.
 The baby Jesus in the manger.
 One of the crafts.
 Today is Tanya's birthday -she's 15. She likes me and I like her. She doesn't squeal or scream or run from me. Lady told the kids if they didn't quit squealing about me they could leave, because this is my house! Go Lady. They stopped squealing.
 All the kids were opening gifts so Lady let me open one too.
 I got a paddle ball but I don't know what to do with it. Oh well, I had fun opening it.
 Waiting for hand-outs.
 Staring her down.
Asking for my bone cookie!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I Got My Very Own Christmas Card!

 Lady let me open my Christmas card by myself.
I shredded the envelope but didn't hurt the card!
Thank you, Lily and Muffin! My very own card!!! Lily wrote me a newsy letter about her life. Lady read it to me. We're exhausted after our party today. So it was nice just to kick back and read my card! Thank you thank you Lily Belle!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Out in the Back Yard

(to the tune of Up on the Housetop) 
Out in the back yard Kitty cat claws
Out jumps jolly Santa Paws
In through the doggie door with lots of toys
All for good doggies Christmas joys!
Ho Ho Ho! Who wouldn’t go?
Ho Ho Ho Who wouldn’t go
Out in the back yard Ruff! Ruff! Ruff!
In through the doggie door with Christmas stuff!

I Love Christmas

We had another Christmas party Tuesday for our weekly neighborhood ladies' group. I helped Lady by cleaning up dropped cookies and other food. Even grown humans are messy. No meat though. They are all vegetarians. 
Lady had them play a game where they unwrapped gifts. She had an extra one and put it beside her. Since everyone was opening gifts, I figured it was mine, so I opened it. I got a star ornament. Lady wouldn't let me chew it up. The ladies laughed. What? Last time Lady let me open gifts and help the baby open his. So, I figured that one was mine. Lady just thinks I am smart.
Lady had another party for a women's group but it was in another town. I helped her prepare all the stuff. Lady made some Christmas tree cookies to take and made some little bone shaped cookies for me! They are yummy. It's been so cold, Lady leaves me in the small room with my blankie, bed, toys, treats, and the heater! She got back at dinner time, so when I took her for her walk, we went by the dhabba and got rice, yellow dal, mixed veggies and chappattis. Yum!!
We have the neighborhood children's party tomorrow. They are real messy! Lady has been baking cakes and cookies for them. Mine are plain. So, maybe I get to open more presents tomorrow!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Early Christmas

Our friends left for the capital city this morning. In a few days they will fly home to America and won't return for six months. They stayed with us for a few days. We had an early Christmas. I really like them because they eat meat and bring me leftovers!
                                                        Merry Christmas, Marley!
This is how you open a gift!

I'm just learning how to do this.

Marley is a pro.

I dressed up for the occasion. Lady gave me a new Christmas neckerchief!

Lady let me open a present early so I wouldn't be overwhelmed on Christmas!

A new Rudolph Bobo!

I gave Wyatt a hand opening his gifts. He's new at it.

Marley shows me how it is done.

Lady gave me a shopping basket full of plastic fruit! It kept me entertained for a long time!

 I am really going to miss this little guy and his parents. They drop good stuff on the floor. They eat meat! Wyatt's dad plays tug-o-war with me. Lady says they won't be back for a long time. We're sad.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

In the Dog House

Lady has been trying and trying to get me not to pee on car tires. I'm a dog. That's what we do. Most of the time I pee on trees and I only mark tires that other big dogs have unloaded on. Lady doesn't like it when she gets yelled at. This morning a man who has yelled at her before demanded she clean his tires! She pointed out that about four different dogs had christened his tire. He accused her of lying and said he saw me do it. Doesn't he know the difference between marking (a few drops) and really letting loose? Doesn't he know I couldn't possibly have been the one because the pee was at least 12 inches off the ground! I am only 8 inches tall, and my pee reaches at about 4 inches or less. Dumb human. Rude human. Lady said, "give me some water and I will wash." He told her no, go bring her own water. She said okay and dragged me home fussing all the way. She scolded me good but I think she is really just angry with that rude human. He never ever greets her or says anything nice. He only speaks to her to fuss about me. He even claimed one time that he had to change the tire because of the pee!!! Who's lying now? Do you know how many street dogs and house dogs go there to pee? LOTS! And every single one of them is taller than me! So, Lady fills up a pitcher and put some disinfectant in the hot water and goes back to wash the tire. Car is gone! So she washed off two other tires so maybe he would know she had been there. Was she mad! I treaded lightly until she calmed down. She prayed a lot. She prayed for that poor stupid, rude human. Better pray I don't pee on his tires anymore.