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Poppy in a rare moment of repose, afforded me an opportunity to quickly sketch her in pencil and watercolor.

Poppy in a rare moment of repose, gave me an opportunity to quickly sketch her in pencil and watercolor. (Ma)

While Ma is still on loafing around, not getting much done, I’ve been watching cute puppy videos on YouTube. This one was previously posted by a fellow blogger, Maywyn, an artist and photographer. Adorable! Ma get me one of these for my birthday? Pretty please???

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Some Groundhog Day Fun

Yesterday, Pennsylvania’s famous rodent, ol’ Punxsutawney Phil, forecast an early end to winter, but the groundhog under our shed woke (if the lazy thing even opened its eyes!!!) to a sunny morning. In Pennsylvania German varmint prognostication terms that means winter ends in 6 weeks. I just hope that nasty, smelly pest pops out of its den long enough for your Popster to send it to whistle-pig heaven. Now Ma, without media fanfare, stuck her long  nose out the back door determining it was cold enough to make a trip to the dog park with reasonable certainty the ground would be frozen. No mud. No muddy Poppy to bathe for the fourth time in as many weeks. I appreciated her consideration.

My usual Saturday morning friends Buddy and Luna were missing, but I quickly made new paw pals.

Can you tell where I start and Lilly ends?

Can you tell where I start and Lilly ends?

Oops!  Guess Ma was wrong about the mud. Looks like Lilly gets a bath.

Oops! Guess Ma was wrong about the mud. Looks like Lilly will be getting a bath.

Whoa, Nellie! You're next up in the bath tub my pretty poodle friend.

Whoa, Nellie! You’re next up in the bath tub my pretty poodle friend.

Nellie and Lilly are both 4 months old. We were soon joined by a 4 year old miniature schnauzer, but I didn't catch her name. She went a few rounds with us, but decided sniffing was more her speed.

Nellie and Lilly are both 4 months old. We were soon joined by a 4-year-old miniature schnauzer, but I didn’t catch her name. She went a few rounds with us, then decided sniffing was more her speed.

Ma has a knack for catching animals in compromising situations! You should see her collection of whitetail deer "elimination" photos. Yeah, right Ma! It's accidental. ;)

Ma has a knack for catching animals in compromising situations! You should see her collection of whitetail deer “elimination” photos. Yeah, right Ma! It’s accidental! 😉

We all played well together until a Boston Terrier showed up. Wow! Did she have an attitude! As soon as she entered the pen, she went after the babies Nellie and Lilly. Gave poor Lilly a real fright. Well, I was having none of that! I keep getting invited back to Puppy Club because I know how to play with my peers. I adjusted that Boston Bully’s attitude. When she interrupted our game of tag, attacking Lilly again, I knocked her over on her side and kept her there. Ma was proud of me. But Nellie’s mom and Ma decided it was time to go. Lilly’s dad was into “encouraging” her to “toughen up” instead of intervening and protecting her. He and the Boston’s man were laughing. He called out to Ma, “I hope we didn’t chase you off.” Ma said, “I don’t have anything to prove.” It WAS time to leave.

A joyful run around the park!

A joyful run around the park!

Oh, and I didn’t need a bath!!! It was so cold the mud dried. Ma gave me a good brushing in the afternoon. The Popster is good as new!

 

 

 

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Here We Go Again…

Ma’s hiding under the covers, so I’m serving as my own personal assistant. Geez! I’m a diva!!! I use papers – I don’t do paperwork!!! But, I figure folks might want to know what’s going on with us. A lot of you know about Ma having Lyme’s Disease and arthritis, but she’s also got scoliosis, and, whew boy, it’s been giving her troubles. So her veterinarian…what’s that? Oh, yeah…her doctor (Go bury your head, Ma. I’ve got this) prescribed physical therapy. Ma say’s there’s not much that’s therapeutic, though it is physical. She hobbles off in the morning 3 times a week and crawls into the house a few hours later. After spending a long time curled into a ball, she does some drawing or painting then takes care of Old Lady Nana and the housework. Let me tell you, by the time she gets to her emails and blog stuff it’s late, then Ma falls asleep with the computer balanced on her lap. I have to poke her with my nose and bark to get any attention.

Anyway, we hope you will understand if we don’t get around to responding to your comments or visiting your blogs until Ma works the kinks out of her back…er, schedule. In the meantime, here are a few puppy photos to charm and amuse you:

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Golden Retriever: Rupee

Pit Bull: Rileigh

Mini Pin: Jazzy

Black Mutt: Me!

This was my last Puppy Club at Pet Valu. At 10 months, I’ve aged out of the club. Sigh…oh, well, there’s always the dog park! 

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Poppy Comic Book Style

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Ma and I want to thank Kirby and his Ma at Kirby’s Dawg Blog for surprising us with this way cool comic book photo of me. Please check out all the other dogs and cats lucky enough to be included in this fun and creative thank you post. Kirby, I’m glad to know you. And, I’m sure we would knock the dog world off it’s collective paws if we showed up together at the the dog park wearing our fashionable sweaters. Um…nothing vintage, though! Okay?

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Happy New Year!

Ma gave me the best gift to end the year on…A visit to the dog park in Oaks! Wow! Whee! What a blast!!!

at the head of the pack

I’m in the lead with my new friends Daisy and Rocky hot on my heels!

Daisy and Poppy attack Rocky

We’re all almost the same age – 10 months to 1 year old.

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We stopped to see who left us snow mail.

tussling with Rocky

Rocky went home first, but not before a last-minute tussle!

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Happy New Year 2013

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Some Days After Christmas


Boxing Day with Toys

Holy Candy Canes!!! Ma can throw a Christmas Party! Gee Ma, you sure went all out for my very first Christmas ever. What’s that? You do it every year? EVERY YEAR? Put me on the invite list for next year, okay?! Do it as soon as you recover from this Christmas. 😀

Dana Nibbles Tuna Treats

First Ma gave all the cats Tuna Treats and cat nip toys (like those slackers need more drugs!!!), but Dana is the only one who poses for photos.

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Day Day settled in to watch me open my gifts. It’s more interesting than cleaning your toes, huh, Mouse Breath?

Christmas Dragon

Ma forgot to adjust the flash in this pic, but that’s my dragon toy. I’m wearing my bandanna made by Mollie and Alfie’s Humom AND a poinsettia collar from my Aunt Beth.

Opening Presents

You can watch my opening style in the video below:

Naptime 1

I had to take a couple of naps before company came.

Naptime 2

If I had known how tired I’d get with Ma’s family Christmas night, I would have taken a few more!

Aunt Barbara's Gift

My Aunt Barbara gave me a cool red puppy squeaky toy and yummy treats shaped like Gingerbread Men. Aunt Beth gave Ma a Jackson – 20 dollars(!) for dog treats. That converts to roughly 8 – 6 inch bully sticks my dog friends!

What did I get Ma? A new turquoise leash. The one she’s been wearing was getting too shabby for this styling pup! And I bought her a book by our good blogging friend Sheila Morris, I’ll Call It like I See It – A Lesbian Speaks Out, only I won’t let Ma read it ’cause all her attention should be on me, not some glorified chew toy. I did let her show me pictures from The Red Man’s book he so graciously mailed to us. Sheila is his personal assistant.

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Can’t wait for next year!

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Snow Day!

Waiting for Snow 1

Ma told me the weather monkeys forecast snow in the morning!

Waiting for Snow 2

I’m waiting…

Waiting for Snow 3

Waiting…

Waiting for Snow 4

Still waiting…

Waiting for Snow 5

Any time now…

Oh boy! Oh boy!

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C’mon Ma! Toss more snowballs!!!

Playing in Snow

This is my 4th trip out back. I spent the day hunting voles, chasing squirrels, and terrorizing songbirds.

I'm pretty sure a stupid vole made this hole.

I’m pretty sure a stupid vole made this hole.

I know there's voles around here somewhere...

I know there are voles around here somewhere…

It's almost sundown and the sky has turned pink. Ma says, 'Last call, Poppy, then dinner time!' Sigh...I have to go in now.

It’s almost sundown and the sky turned pink. Ma says, ‘Last call, Poppy! Dinner time!’ Sigh…I have to go in now.

Aw, MA!!! Really? Do I have to come in? Nuts!

Aw, MA!!! Really? Do I have to come in? Nuts!

Ah, well. There’s always tomorrow. Hmm…maybe I’ll wake Ma up around 1 a.m. for a potty trip…BOL!!!

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Next time: My post-Christmas post. After all, a snow day is more important!

 

 

 

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