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Jack’s “Blast From the Past” post—Welcome 2008

July 24, 2009

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?

    cb Ella and Jack smile for the camera   cb Jack and Ella at the Christmas party

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!

   Grandpa and Grandma with Ella and Jack in the snow   playing, I love ella's ear

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.

mommy and her babies   snuggling on the couch with my babies

my babies

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.

Ella and Jack in the snow   Ella doesn't feel to great right now

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! 

Happy Valentines from Jack and Mommy   Happy Valentines from Ella and 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!

Sissy I miss playing with you   Night night kisses

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. 

Pam and Ella, me and Jack

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!

Diaper changing table is the tummy rub table   happy girl

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!

Mommy kisses Ella to make her feel better   first it was me, now it's ella

she's so happy to be home   Kisses for each other.  A happy reunion

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!

Sir-C and his balloon and babies   Celebrating Sir-C's bday as a family

our happy five membered family outside of our house (3)

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!

Papa and his Birthday balloon    Ann and Papa about to blow out his candles

Mama, Ella and Jack wish grandpa a happy birthday

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!

Ella St. Patty's girl   St. Pattys Jack

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! 

Ella and the Easter Bunny    Jack with the Easter Bunny

Easter Ella portrait   Easter Jack Portrait

happy easter from ella and jack (2)   Ella Happy Easter

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!

going to disney     Move over Eli

silly mickey mouse chewey girl    Mickey chewey Ella

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.

Stay tuned!

Love,

Jack

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