Tuesday, March 2, 2010

All sorts of excitement!

I'm afraid that if I keep starting posts with "Mom is such a slacker" that I'm going to just sound like a broken record. "Broken record." Teehee. Raise your hands if you've never seen a record before! Oh. That includes me. What is a record? Maybe Dennis knows...

Anyhoo, let's just accept as a postulate that Mom is a slacker. No proof is needed, and it doesn't need to be stated again. Okay? Okay. Let's move on.

First. Mom thinks that maybe she should change TaiChi's name to Lazarus. Because she's back to eating 2-3 meals a day with vigor. Obviously, anyone who is as old as Methuselah TaiChi is always day-by-day, but given what was going on a week ago, Mom thinks that TaiChi returned from the brink yet again. Which, of course, is very exciting for all of us! However, I think if Mom changes TaiChi's name now, everyone might get confused (especially since Mom seems to have a tough enough time getting our names right... I mean, I've been called 'Abby' on more than one occasion. Mom says it is genetic, but as usual, I have no idea what' she's talking about. Maybe Granny and Grandpa can shed a little light on that...), so I think TaiChi will remain TaiChi. Just so Mom's brain doesn't explode.

Now, on to the whole "school" thing. Hello!!! If someone (Mom!!!) had told me that there would be turkey hotdogs there, I would have insisted that I started school A Long Time Ago. I mean, I can deal with A LOT for turkey hotdogs. And the teacher? She suggested that Mom go buy some turkey hotdogs as special treats, so I totally like this teacher!!! Class itself was actually kind of fun (I got a toy to play with, as well as the turkey hotdog pieces, so that right there makes it a winner!). There is one other doggie in my class, an 8 month old terrier of some sort named Bella. She came with her whole entourage, including her two human brothers and her mom. The first 45 minutes of the class was spent doing stuff where I was supposed to focus on Mom rather than all the other Very Interesting stuff in the room. Our class is in one of the storage rooms for PetCo, so there are big pallets of bags of dog food, and treats and stuffies, and people come in and out of the room getting stuff, so it was Very Hard to focus on Mom. (But the turkey hotdogs really helped!) But, once I figured out that Mom was The Source of the turkey hotdogs, things went pretty well. Then, for the next part of the class, we did a 'socialization' exercise. Which seemed to consist of walking around PetCo and me meeting some other doggies. Mom seemed to be happy with how I dealt with the other doggies in the store. Then, at the very end, Bella and I went back into the room and we got to run around while the humans talked about "homework". I haven't seen Mom hitting the books, but Mom and I have been doing some stuff that involves turkey hotdogs (and other treats). I don't want Mom to get in trouble at the next class, so I hope that Mom is doing her homework, too!

Mom apologizes for no pictures, but she says that I have to be a little calmer before she can manage me, the turkey hotdogs and the camera. Hmmph. I wonder what she means by that.

Now, on to the next order of business. Pressies!!!

Mom actually feels guilty about this next part, but I keep telling her "better late than never".

TaiChi and I got a box from Mango yesterday, and Mom let us check it out...

But Mom said before we opened the box from Mango, we had another box to open.

Another box?!? Apparently Mom was part of Twix's Paw-It-Forward back in November (!), and a box arrived while we were in southern Utah, and because Mom wanted to get pictures, she wanted to wait until she had the time where she could devote a post to it, and things got busier, and, well, to make a long story short, we still had another box to open!

Abby offered to help me give Mom a guilt trip about waiting so long. (Twix even included a Christmas card - which should tell you How Long we've been waiting to open this!)

(Mom feels totally guilty now. This look gets her every time!)

Anyway, it was Well Worth the Wait!!! The box was jam-packed full of goodies!

A Most Excellent package!!! Thanks, Twix!

Needless to say, Abby generously "helped" me test out the goodies.

So even though it too us For Ever to get this box opened and the pictures posted, Thank You So Much, Twix!!!! You are the bestest!!!!

Now, we have to live up to our part of the bargain; the first 3 people who want to be part of the 'Paw-it-Forward' should leave a comment, and Mom will get in touch with you, and will send you a box of goodies; then, when you open your goodies, post pictures, and invite others to play.

Thanks again, and thanks for your patience, Twix!!!!

Mom says that we'll get the box from Mango opened in the next day or two; Abby and TaiChi have been sucking up a ton of Mom's time, and she seems to be tired all the time, so she's slow on getting posts done, and on following on other bloggies. Hopefully in time Mom can catch up on her sleep soon, and get back on track.

I think Abby is finally settling down for the night, so I'm going to nap while I can!

*kissey face*


McGillicutty said...

Paw it forward to the Irishman, please!!! I just pawed the COOLEST gift forward to Lacie, Stan, and Scruff. Lacie and I just got home from a date....sheesh, I'm tired!!!

Anyway, I'd like to keep this going. It's fun...AND me Barkday is in 13 days!'

Let's keep it pawin' forward, girlie.

Irish Love,

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya all! Great post. If we are in the running, we'll join in on Paw It Forward. Sounds fun!
Thanks for visiting! Would LOVE to see your mom and dad in a Masters ski comp!!!! Wootwoot! How fantastic!

Glad TaiChi is doing so much better, and overall things sound like lots of action all the time there!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We have to skip on the Paw it Forward right now - you know how busy one is with babies in the house. Great pressies though.

The Rocky Creek Gang

Mango said...

Same thing happens here. Momma waits FOREVER to open my packages. Hey, that school sounds like a trick. Don't fall for it. I went to school too and it started off great with lots of hot dogs, but then I lost my temper and get kicked out. Now momma is threatening to take me to some special needs school. Ick.

That Taichi! Must have a magic potion hidden away someplace.


Niamh said...

We will do almost anything for turkey hotdogs! Good job about going to school. You will have so much fun.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Dory and the Mama said...

That is a lot of excitement!! Pressies, school, WOW!!! You may want to take extra naps today.


BRUTUS said...

Sorry I forgot to tell ya about the treats, Fiona!! Mom has gotten to the point that she is cooking all sorts of things to make me "animated" and intereseted in her. Boiling chicken a few weeks ago, no I've got her making this egg and tuna concoction that she puts in the oven to cook! Hehehe. Here's my tip - if you get "bored" with the turkey hordogs, she'll have to one-up them to & it'll just keep getting better, and bettter...
What is it with your mom & the doggie diapers? I've gotten used to seeing TaiChi in them, but now Abby too? You better look out - I think they come in your size to Fiona!!

Wow - long comment, eh?

Brutus the Frenchie

Two Country Poodles said...

Think of school as mommy and Fiona time....with a bonus of hot dogs.

Twix sure knows how to shop!

Wish we could play...but things are a little tight around here right now. Have fun!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Twinkietinydog said...

Methuselah is back! Like the Terminator! Like the springtime...BOL I'm so happy I'm rambling.
My sis, Frankie, took the Petco class and she said that it's exactly the way you describe it. Oh, note for your mom, be careful when backing onto the pig ear racks, my M did and dropped two bags on Frankie (that made the class gain a different degree of difficulty cause the spaz was freaking out)

Martha and Bailey said...

Lots of excitement over at your place. What a great package with some very cool pressies.

Kari in WeHo said...

congrats on the paw it forward. We now have to remember to send ours out!

Clive said...

Busy times over at your house, Fiona!

That was a great box of treats!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

ps - hope your Mom gets some rest!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Khyra & Khousin Merdie

bermudabluez said...

Hey Fiona! That whole school thing sounds a whole lot like the Mommy and Me classes we hear so much about! Not to shabby if you get turkey hotdogs though! And the pressies....well...they ROCK! We LOVE Pressies!!! Hugs to you and Abby and we are so glad to hear that TaiChi is doing so good!!

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Anonymous said...

Oh, Fiona! I TOLD you that you would like school. I'm in high school now and whew! it's kinda tough. But I'm gonna study real hard and do all my homework. The hardest part is getting the moms to do their homework! BOL!

And wow...those sure were a lot of pressies. It looks like everydoggie had a good time.

Oh, and I'm real glad TaiChi is "back from the brink." That is Most Good News!

Wiggles & Wags,

Checkers said...

cool paw it forward........

1000 Goldens said...

Hooray for gifts! Abbey looks so cute on the bed with the pink one :)

Dennis the Vizsla said...


Twix said...

Oh, I'm behind too....no worries! I'm glad you like it. I was hoping you would get some good use out of that rope ball, Fi. I chose that especially for you. I tried to choose something for everyone but you didn't have Abby yet, so no pressie just for her. Looks like she is enjoying it all the same ;o) I am glad to hear TC is doing better. Are you sure she isn't part cat with 9 lives?
Enjoy your pressies and it makes me happy that you like them!