Ella-Belle here, with the newest “Blast” post. This is about the Spring of 2008 (April and May).
“APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS”
Much of April, I was still recovering from my surgery on my knee. It was hard not being able to play as much with my brother. The doctor said I needed to rest up, so that I could feel better. My mommy and grandparents didn’t keep me in my kennel all the time, though. Whenever they could, they would take me out and hold me and cuddle me. Cuddling and snuggling is the best medicine, after all!
When I was in their laps, I could see my brother, and still get my rest. I just couldn’t play, PHYSICALLY with him. My knee and leg needed time to heal.
~Though I was placed on “Kennel Rest”, I spent alot of time out of “Kennel” and in my Mommy, Grandma’s and Grandpa’s laps. They should change the name to “snuggle rest”
With me on kennel rest, my brother was sad that we couldn’t play as much. He wanted me to get all better. He missed playing with me. Even though that our family cuddled both of us and snuggled both of us and played with both of us, there was something we really wanted~ that something we wanted and desired was to be able to play together!
On 4-3-2008 we wanted it more than ANYTHING. That day also happened to be my six week post-op doctor visit for my knee. I was scared about it and my Mommy was REALLY worried and nervous. The doctor looked at me, and checked me REAL carefully! I was a BIG GIRL at the doctor, and did not cry or whine. I was not scared. I was very brave.
My Mommy was so happy after I saw the doctor, because the doctor said that even though I was still healing, I could play with my brother now! I still had to be carefull, but I was allowed to play with him and snuggle him more! YEAH!
Wanting to play………
Our wish came true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Being granted more PLAYTIME, however, sure did make me tired. I chose to rest a little when I felt like I needed it.
May of 2008 our Mommy was finishing school for the semester. She explained to us that summer would be here soon, which met that she would be home more with us.
However, as April finished and May was coming, Mommy’s friend Pam (mentioned in the previous post) became pretty sick with something called Cancer. We were sad when our mommy told us about this. Mommy went to the hospital several times to see Miss Pam and to hang pictures of her animals in Miss pam’s hospital room.
In the very first part of May, Miss Pam was not getting better. Her family came because they needed to. Mommy met her family a few times, and went to the hospital to sit with Miss Pam’s family.
May 4th 2008 was our BIRTHDAY! We turned ONE YEAR OLD!!!! We were very happy.
Unfortunately, May 4th was also the day that Miss Pam died. She went to Heaven. Even though we were sad that she died, Mommy told us that we got a ANGEL on our FIRST BIRTHDAY! This made us feel better. Even though Mommy’s friend had died on our birthday, Mommy made it the best day she could for us. She bought us Birthday hats and scarves and let us wear them. We were very happy to be ONE! She sang us the Happy Birthday song! We loved that song! She gave us a special cookie treat on our birthday. It was a great FIRST birthday party, and we spent it just as we love to spend each day: With our family, and having LOTS of snuggles!!!!!
When Miss Pam died, she had four CATS! Now normally we are not CAT lovers. We are dogs, after all! However, when Mommy told us she needed to help find homes for Miss Pam’s cats, we said that it was okay. We supported her in making phone calls and trying to find a nice home. Mommy called and was able to get a home for at least ONE of Pam’s cats. A few days after Miss Pam died, Miss Pam’s cat Cali (a Calico cat) went home to live with our friend and the lady who cleans our house, who is named Miss Gail! We were very happy that Cali had such a nice home to go to! We love Miss Gail a whole lot!
~Mommy picked Cali up and handed her over to Miss Gail! Cali was very lucky to get such a great home!
For the rest of May and into the first of June, we were at the “doggie hotel” our home away from home, while our family went on a cruise. We missed them alot, but when we got home our mommy shared the pictures with us and told us stories. While on her cruise, she got to meet animals like a monkey and a birdie in Mexico (and she didn’t even get sick! YAY!) and she got to meet the Carnival Cruise Line Mascot, Funship Freddie!
Thank you for reading this latest “Blast Post”. My brother will do the next Blast Post, and in it he will talk about the Summer of 08!
Hi friends and fans!
Jack man, here! So, it seems we are getting these Blast/Review posts done pretty fast! We’ll be up to date pretty soon, and not have to do thes Blast posts…
Today’s Blast from the Past post is about Winter of 2008. This will include January, February & March.
We were SO happy to see our Mommy when she got home from New York! We were also very happy that Mommy was feeling so much better. It scared us, though, that Mommy was on these big sticks called “Crutches”. She couldn’t walk us on her own, because she had to use these under her arms, and it is kind of hard to hold a dog leash when you are trying to hold your legs. Mommy also had a really neat scooter. We gave her LOTS of kisses when she picked us up at the doggie hotel. Mommy loves the vet (aka doggie hotel) because they love us there and treat us very nice. The nice ladies gave Mommy the filled up camera, that she had dropped off. They took pictures of us for our first Christmas, so that Mommy could see how happy and good we were. When we were at the doggie hotel, Sissy learned to howl! Isn’t that funny?
So January was a pretty nice month. We wished our Mommy could have played with us more, but she had a hard time getting around. We gladly snuggled her, though, to make for a speedy recovery. Mid-January when Grandpa took us out to potty one night, there was this white stuff on the grass. It was COLD too. Mommy started laughing and told us it was snow. It made us really happy. We liked snow. Snow was fluffy and white. We didn’t get alot of it, but the snow we got, we enjoyed. It felt funny when it landed on my nose, and it made me sneeze. When my sissy went potty, she had to squat, and got a funny look in her eye, because it was cold on her. Isn’t that funny? We sure enjoyed it. My mommy even came out and got a few pictures of us in our first snowfalls ever!
After some fun in the snow, though, we sure were glad to be snuggling and playing in our nice, comfy, warm house. Our Mommy was probably out and about a little bit more than she should have been. One night in late January she told us her foot was hurting and it looked yucky. She said it was something called “swollen” and she called her doctor in New York. She was told by her doctor to go to the Hospital and make sure it wasn’t anything serious. She learned that she had been on it too much and needed to take it easy. We made sure she did, by giving her lots of snuggles and lying with her on the couch. We took good care of Mommy to make her all better.
These are our SERIOUS faces. The doctor said “Mommy has GOT to stay put!” and we made sure she did.
Pretty soon it was February. February was pretty slow for a while. Mommy had to continue going to school, but at the same time she became stronger and more mobile each day. We were very happy that she was no longer hurting. We jumped for joy, and knew that our kisses and snuggles had done a good job. However, this did not mean we could go lightly on them. It just told us that we were doing a good job, and had to continue kissing and snuggling so that Mommy could continue getting better.
On February 13th, we went out to potty at night and we had some of that “snow” stuff on the ground again. There was also something called “ice” on the ground. Our paws got wet, and when we came inside, my sissy slipped and cried. I jumped down off the couch to see what was wrong. I kissed sissy. After the initial cry she did not seem to hurt; But at the same time, something wasn’t right. My sissy could not walk with all four paws on the ground. Her back right knee seemed to be caught/stuck. She could only walk on three paws. I felt so bad for my sissy.
On February 14th, when we woke up, Mommy told us it was Valentine’s Day! We didn’t know what that met. Mommy told us that Valentine’s meant that you love somebody, and we realized that we were all Valentines! Mommy said you had to ask people you love if they would be yours. Mommy asked Sissy and Me if we would be her Valentines, not just on that day, but every day! We said YES! We love Mommy!
Also, on Valentine’s Day, Mommy and Grandpa had to bring Ella to see the doctor about her knee that she had hurt. Mommy was really worried, and so were my grandparents, and so was I. I love my Sissy, and do not want my Sissy to ever hurt. I was really sad because she couldn’t play with me. She did not want to play, but I snuggled her and Mommy. I now had two important Valentine’s to take care of. Through the power of love, kisses, and snuggles, I knew my Valentines would be fine in no time!
Mommy came home and told me about my Sissy’s doctors appointment. They did something called an X-Ray. This is a picture of your inside. The X-Ray on Sissy showed that she had several problems. She had something called a “Medial Luxating Patella” on both of her back knees. Mommy told me that this means that the “ball” called the “knee” was going toward the inside instead of in the middle of her leg where it belonged. She also said that Ella had something called “hip displasia” in both back hips, but that a lot of doggies have it, and it is just something that we are glad to know, but that is not bothering her now. My Mommy told me that we all would have to be really really careful with Sissy, because we didn’t want her to get any worse or hurt her other knee. Her right knee, that was not feeling good, would have to have “surgery.” I was scared when Mommy told me this, but my sissy is strong and on the inside in my heart, I knew that my Sissy would be just fine! The worst part was the not playing as much. But I did get to kiss and snuggle sissy alot!
On February 22nd, a friend of Mommy’s that she knew really well through online and through the phone, had her birthday. Even though Mommy knew her online, she also lived near us. She didn’t have any way to spend her birthday, and Mommy wanted to make her birthday really special. She turned 33 and her name was Miss Pam! Miss Pam was really nice. When she came to the house to meet Mommy, the hugged. She even was nice and brought us some toys. Miss Pam met alot to us. She was really special and we were glad to have a new friend. Miss Pam had been having a hard time and was not very healthy. She had alot of medical problems. We were sorry that she didn’t feel well, but we kissed her and enjoyed her.
On February 23rd, Mommy and Grandma went to Toys-R-Us. They decided to buy Sissy a playpen, because her surgery was coming up. Our kennels are comfy, but with her leg and the way it was, and would be after surgery, it would have been hard for her to step over her ledge and get into her kennel. It was nicer for Mommy’s back to be able to get Ella-Belle in the playpen, and Ella was also more comfortable in it. The playpen they got even had a diaper changing table, but Ella thought it was the perfect place for a tummy rub. We called it the tummy rub table!
On February 27th Ella went with Grandpa (in the morning) to bring Mommy to school. Then Grandpa brought Ella to the Vet to have her surgery. I was lonely without my Sissy, but I knew that the doctor would make her better. Ella and Me have the best doctors at our Vet. Mommy got to go out and visit with Ella in the hospital after her surgery. Ella was sleepy, but ok. She had to stay at the vet to recover for two days. She came back home on the 29th of February and I was VERY happy to see my Sissy! We were all happy to have her home!
March 2008 was also a busy month. On March 2nd it was our Angel brother, Sir-C’s, Birthday. It was his 14th birthday, but his first one in Heaven. We sent a Happy Birthday Balloon to him in Heaven. We KNOW he got it! We also know that he had a happy birthday and that he was with God on his Birthday and eating a cool whip birthday cake @ the Rainbow Bridge!
On March 10th it was another Birthday! This time it was Grandpa’s Birthday. He was 60 years old! We enjoyed more cake, and celebrating and being with family! We kind of were liking these Birthday things! They sure were alot of fun!
Then it was more celebrating, and more time for pictures. Something called St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th is where you celebrate and you are LUCKY if you wear green!
There is also something called “Easter” that came in March 2008. Mommy taught us all about Easter, and also told us about someone called “The Easter Bunny” who leaves a basket with Easter gifts for you. Our Mommy had to be in New York for Easter. She had to go there to see her doctor. She would find out there, that her foot was FANTASTIC and that all that kissing and cuddling that we had been doing had WORKED! Mommy was now able to walk without these “crutches” and without the “boot” that she had been in. When she got back from her trip and told us, we were very happy and we kissed her. Even though we had to go to the doggie hotel, we had a nice Easter.
Since Mommy knew that she was not going to be home for Easter, she took some Easter pictures of us, before she left!
Mommy returned home on the 24th of March. When she picked us up, she gave us each a present. She bought me a Jersey like Eli Mannings. Eli Manning was the MVP in The Superbowl for New Yorks team in 08. The reason she bought me an Eli Manning Jersey, was because when she was in NYC, she stayed at a hotel that was owned by the same person that owns the winning team (team that Eli Manning played on). When the won the Superbowl, the team members came to the hotel, and the hotel was all decorated and everyone was so happy and celebrated the BIG WIN! She bought Ella a Mickey Mouse Toy from the Disney Store in NYC! Ella LOVED her Mickey Mouse toy! I loved my Jersey!
Well, thanks for checking in on this latest “Blast Post.” As you can tell, our Winter of 2008 was quite a busy one. Ella will continue into the Spring of 08 on her next post! At this rate our “Blat posts” should be finished and you will have learned so much about us! We are so happy that you enjoy our site! We are happy that our Mommy helps us with the site and the typing. We love our Mommy and our Grandma and Grandpa! That’s why we wanted a site, so that we can have all of these memories down in writing and pictures.
WOW! How about a round of ap-PAWS for my brother on his Blast from the Past Fall 2007. He sure is a good writer. He’s also a FANTASTIC brother. I really love him alot, and he loves me. I think we are FINALLY getting used to this “blog” thing. We have never been the best at routines. We’re not all the way potty trained. It’s just sometimes harder with two puppies of the same age, but we really do try to please. Every day we learn more and more.
Well, like my brother said, this post is about the Winter of 2007. It will talk about November and December.
November was pretty busy. Our Mommy still had a yucky feeling foot and ankle. We did not like that she was in pain.
She left us at the vet around the first part of November, for boarding. Before she left, she sat us down on the couch for a snuggle and to tell us why. She said that we had to go to the doggie hotel, because she had to go to a place called New York City. She had to go there for a Doctor appointment. She said that the doctor that could make her foot all better was there, so she would have to take a big air plane there. We gave her lots of kisses. We enjoyed our time at the vet, because everyone there loves us and plays with us!
Our Mommy got back and told us about her trip. She also said she missed us. She was happy but also a little sad. The reason she was sad, was because when she saw her doctor, she learned that she would have to go to New York to have surgery. The only time she could go was for Christmas. We said we didn’t mind spending Christmas somewhere else. We started thinking about the toys we would pack. We were excited about this whole New York place, anyway. Then she said that we would have to stay here. She said that the air plane would be scary for us, and that the hotels were a bit expensive. Also, she wouldn’t be able to care for us as well, because after surgery she would be in the hospital for a few days. Doggies aren’t allowed at the hospital.
She said that she would really make our November and the part of December that we were together really special. She told us we could have our family Christmas before the REAL Christmas. She also assured us that Santa would find us at the Doggie Hotel on Christmas and when we woke up on Christmas Day we would have a special time. She also told us that she would take lots of pictures and tell us lots of stories when she saw us again in January.
Our Mommy really kept her promise, and then some!
In November she bought us some really pretty Winter Sweaters so we would look pretty and be nice and warm. My sweater was so pretty and Mommy said I was truly GORGEOUS in it. My brother’s sweater was green and striped and he was really handsome. We enjoyed it when our Mommy would help us dress up in our nice warm sweaters. We still have them with our other clothes. Now that we are two, we have LOTS of clothes!
We also learned more and more about the Holidays. Mommy told us all about Christmas, and about Santa. Mommy bought us each a stocking and hung them on our kennels. We LOVED looking at our pretty stockings. We also were in the family Christmas card picture. We watched lots of Christmas movies with Mommy also. She got us some Santa hats and Reindeer antlers. She taught us Christmas songs.
On Thanksgiving she told us how thankful she was for both of us. She said that we are her babies and her best friends. She loves us very much and always will. She gave us our Christmas presents on Thanksgiving day and we made that our “Family Christmas Day” since that our family would be apart from us on Christmas.
She brought us to see Santa Claus! We really enjoyed it. I told Santa what I wanted and Jack told Santa what he wanted.
Our Mommy, Grandma and Grandpa really made our Holiday Season of 2007 a special one. The night before they had to bring us to the Doggie Hotel for our Holiday Stay, Mommy read us a book that she bought us, called My Dog Marley. It was funny!
Mommy helped us to ask Santa what we want in our stockings:
We even got to meet Santa Claus! We were not scared. He was nice.
Do you see our names on the Family Christmas Card?
Our Mommy took some time out to remind us, that even though she was happy we are her babies. It was also her first year without Sir-C. Sir-C was the doggie that Mommy had before Jack and Me. Our Mommy said that it was hard that Sir-C was not with her. She wanted to show us that he was still with us. The way she did this, was that she gave each of us a special Christmas toy that used to be Sir-C’s when he was alive. She told us that our Angel brother wanted us to have his Christmas toys. Those were his presents to us. We really were happy that our big brother loved us enough that he wanted us to have his toys. Mommy also made a special poster for Sir-C that she still has.
The night before Mommy left for New York, she read us a special story called, My Dog Marley:
Isn’t it funny? I chewed the book like Marley!
My brother also loved the Marley story book!
All in all, our Holiday of 2007 was Happy! The thing we learned most, is that our family was a loving family and they were thankful for us and for each other. We learned more and more just how much we are loved. We also loved our family more and more each day.
Thank you for reading my Winter 2007 post. Jack will be the next post, sometime this weekend. Stay tuned! It will include an update on what we’ve been up to lately and lots more!
Thanks for reading!
WAGS and KISSES,
Hello Ladies and Dudes!!!!!
A few days after we came home with our family, my brother got really sick. He wouldn’t eat his food or drink. He didn’t feel good. My mommy and my grandma&grandpa brought Jack to the doctor. Mommy held me while he was in the doctor room. The doctor @ the Emergency Vet said he might not live through the night. I was sad about my brother and wished I could kiss him. My Mommy and Grandparents were sad too. Mommy had to leave my brother @ the Doggy hospital all night. She came home and held me in her arms and the phone in her other arm all night long.
This is Jack Carpenter! I wanted to update this blog (since it is mine and my Sister’s, we will do some of our own updates and our mommy will help us out!)