I'm so lucky to have so many furiends!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Twix's Flashback Friday: Cats

Twix was not a fan of cats.  When she was a puppy, we were visiting my brother and I couldn't find her.  After some looking, I found her hiding behind the couch trembling.  She was hiding from my brother's cat who had swiped her across the nose.  That was the beginning of Twix's lifelong war with cats.  Of course, this never applied to her online cat furiends :0)

Today's flashback was originally posted on April 30, 2009.


There is a cat that sometimes comes and sits outside the sliding glass door....drives me insane! I guess that cat has not seen me express my feelings recently. 
Just in case anyone is wondering......

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Unexpected Blogging Break

I'm sorry I've been M.I.A. for a while.  At first, Mom was too tired when she got home from work to help me and that lasted a couple weeks.  Then, Daddy was in the hospital last week due to some minor complications from some tests he had to have done.  He is fine now and I am so happy to have him back home with me!  

This was me while he was in the hospital:

Momma didn't appreciate the way I was laying on Daddy's pillows.  She said I could have given her a better view!

So, in my last post, I said I would show you something I got from my pawrents for my Gotcha Day.  

This was one great gift!!  The package said it was a Humerous Bone and Mom tossed it on the floor for me.

I snatched that bag up and headed to someplace more comfortable than the hard floor.  And, in case you're curious, I was able to hop up on the couch while carrying that!

I went to work on the bag.

And it didn't take me long to get to the inside!

Let's see if this thing tastes as good as it smells.....


Should I have another taste or find some secret 
place (on the couch) to bury it?  

I chose to give it another taste.

Oh, this is soooooo good! 
 It just puts a smile on my face!

Uh, please forgive me for being rude.....

I just can't.....stop......gnawing!!!

You see that look in my eyes?

 It is pure happiness!

Can we make every day my Gotcha Day?

I know this is a pic heavy post but apparently I am a little humorous while eating a Humerous Bone!

Hopefully Mom and I will be able to get around and visit everyone this week.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Gotcha Day Package From Stanley

My dood, Stanley, is so thoughtful!  
He sent me a package for my Gotcha Day!
The first thing I saw inside was this card.

Isn't it cute how he put his paw prints on the front?!
The card was very sweet.

Even though the inside is personal, 
I decided to share it with my furiends.
Don't worry, Stanley, I won't ever forget you!

Then I saw a heart shaped box with our picture on it.

Stanley was kind enough to share his favorite treats with me....each one kissed by him!
I couldn't wait to try one!
No wonder these are his favorites!

This is the picture Stanley sent me.
I took my time and sniffed every inch of it.

It smelled just like Stanley.

Are you in there????

Mom told me he wasn't inside there and it made me sad.  Maybe reading the card again will cheer me up.

That didn't do the trick.  
I was still a little sad that Stanley wasn't here.... 
then I got an idea!

One of these treats that Stanley kissed for me!

Stanley, thank you so much for such a thoughtful present!  
I look at your picture every night before I go to bed 
and hope you are thinking about me.

I'm so proud to be your Doodette!

I will show you what I got from Mom and Dad later this week!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Today's My Gotcha Day!!!

No one knows when my birthday really is so today we celebrate my 6th birthday and my 3rd gotcha day!

Knowing what today is, I was really excited when I 
received a note from Stanley yesterday.  

He asked me to come by for BDA band practice.  
I don't usually go to band practice with them AND today is my Gotcha Day so I am a bit curious.  I decided to do some extra preparations yesterday.....just in case.  
I went and had a professional bath (so I smelled good), 
got my furs cut (so I looked pretty), 
had my ears cleaned (so I can hear Stanley whisper to me).
How do I look?

Do you think Stanley will like my new 'do?

Oh, I also had a pawdicure.  
I requested a color to match my collar.

Stanley loves it when I get my nails done.
All this grooming sure does wear a girl out!

Before heading over to band practice, grab a cupcake.

Now, come with me to see the rest of the celebration!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Note:  I will have a special post on Friday....
Its my Gotcha Day!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

I Got a Box from Chewy.com!

I have read on several of my furiends blogs about Chewy.com but hadn't been able to talk Momma into buying me anything yet.  I had no idea that she was working with Mr. Andrew at Chewy.com to get some treats for me to review.  
In my package, there was a nice big bag of treats.

Momma gave me one and I gobbled it down.  
I thought it was fantastic!  
I tried to get her to give me another one but she said, 
"No, Taffy.  One is enough."
Hmmm.....how can I get more of those tasty snacks?  
I laid on the couch and pretended to faint from hunger. 

It worked!

However, it didn't work exactly as I had planned because.....

she decided to make me work for it!

It took me a few minutes but I did it! 

All that work was SO worth it! 

Furiends, the best part about these (besides the taste) 
is that Mom likes them too!  
She says they have great ingredients and are healthy for me.
AND, they are made right here in the US!

I would say those treats are lip smackin good! 

You don't think she'll make me work that hard for them again, do you?
Thank you for letting me review one of your products, Chewy.com!

Disclaimer:  These treats were provided to me at no charge to write an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for the review.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Twix's Flashback Friday: A Special Post for Daisy and Hailey

My heart is breaking as I write this post because we lost 2 very special girls yesterday:  Daisy and Hailey. 

When we made the decision to help our girl across the bridge I knew it was the right decision but I also wondered if we should have waited.  I wondered if she might have gotten better given more time.  I found this poem and it really helped me feel more at ease about the decision we made.  
I hope it brings comfort to both families.


You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.

But really, love is knowing
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.

So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic, that will
Once more make me whole.

The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it's the only way.

That strength is why I've followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I've loved you all these years...
My partner 'til the end.

Please, understand just what this gift,
You're giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
And all my dignity.

You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it too.

So one last time, I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that's within you,
To now grant me this appeal.

Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady dog,
My pain and struggle done.

And don't despair my passing,
For I won't be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I'll stay.

I'll be there watching over you,
Your ever faithful friend,
And in your memories I'll run,
...a young dog once again.

In Memory of Asta, Feb. 1997
(c) Karen Clouston

Since Twix was friends with both girls, I know she was there to great them as they journeyed across the bridge.

Please stop by both blogs and leave some words of comfort for both families.  I know from my own experience how much it helps a hurting heart to read comments left by long time friends and ones you are meeting for the first time.