Friday, August 29, 2008

The 2008 Football Season is About to Begin!

I can tell you that Mommy is most excited. Tomorrow USC starts to play football again. Mommy loves her USC Trojans -- so much so that I am named Tommy Trojan! Here's a picture of Mommy with her USC friends, she's the one on the right. And, here is a picture of the USC campus in Los Angeles.

Tomorrow's game is in someplace weird called Virginia. I don't know where it is. I just hope that the Trojans whomp those Cavaliers. I know I will get some good treats if they do.

Mommy and I are going to Uncle Bill and Aunt Leslie's for the game. Mommy is going to put some USC stuff on us both. She got Gabrielle (the tiny human) a little USC onesie so she will be properly attired for the game. I guess Mommy thinks that we should start getting kids into USC football young.

Okay, that's it for tonight. I am going to need a lot of sleep since Mommy will be a little nutty during the game tomorrow. She always barks a lot when the Trojans play!

Fight On!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

My Weekend Adventures!

Well, I must say that Mommy really knows how to show an extraordinary beagle (like me) a good time!

We went to the humans -- Bill and Leslie's house so I could hang out with Sam and Lucy (my favorite labs). Mommy wanted to hang out with the humans -- especially this little, tiny humay named Gabrielle. I'd never seen such a small human before! I got in a couple of good sniffs and even snuck a little kiss in....Gabrielle smells really good. And she seems to like me too since I am much closer to her size than her dog siblings, Sam and Lucy.
Mommy just loves to cuddle Gabrielle and sing to her. She keeps telling Gabrielle that she is "a pro" and that her parents are "'rookies." (Whatever THAT means.) I just know that Mommy likes to give lots of love and that's a good thing!
Now, my best adventure was on Sunday. Our beagle meeting was rescheduled to September 7. However, Mommy promised me a trip to Laurel Canyon so off we went! It was pretty hot on Sunday but I didn't mind. We got there and there were other dogs everywhere. I got to meet a lot of new four-legged friends. We gallivanted all through the dog park. Chase was a big game for us. As a highly social beagle, I visited many different groupings of the human and canine variety. The humans and dogs were friendly and I left the park after 4 hours of fun. I literally slept the whole way home.
Now, today Mommy is taking Scruffy and me to the vet. We aren't telling Scruffy, but she has to get shots today. Poor girl. And, Mommy is leaving us to get bathed. (Oh, the HORROR!) She seems to think we need to be clean. I do NOT understand this at all. But she is muttering something about the fleas in Orange County and our flea control meds aren't working.....
I'll blog again when I am all clean and handsome again!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Mommy took me shopping today!

Mommy took me to the pet store today. She got me some dog food, some wonderful, yummy treats, and a brand new harness since we get to go out on walkies and walkabouts again. I got to spend a lot of time sniffing everything in the store. And, some nice human came over to pet and play with me while Mommy was using some plastic-thingy to take my stuff home.

Mommy tells me that I have to share this stuff with Scruffy, my sibling. I am NOT too thrilled about that. However, the doggie cheese twists, the lamb chewies and the rawhide bones are good and she definitely got enough for the two of us.

I am so excited. Mommy told me that on August 23, I get to go to a Beagle Party at Laurel Canyon dog park. I will be meeting up with all my buddies from the Hollywood Beagle Club. I am so excited. I haven't seen everyone since before my surgery. I hope that they don't look at my scar -- it isn't very nice. Scruffy has to stay home because she is old and doesn't like the dog park too much. (I think she prefers to hang out and sleep all the time.)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

My Visit with Lucy, Sam and Gabrielle

Oh boy! Mommy took me out on Friday night to see my friends. I got to go up to Long Beach to my friends' home. I hadn't seen my labrador friends in a long time (since before my operational- thingy). Lucy was very excited to see me and I was "very excited" to see her, too! Sam, well, Sam and I get along okay, but you see, I really like girl labradors....if you get my drift.

Mommy introduced me to this little tiny human, Gabrielle. She is much smaller than I am and she smelled very nice. Mommy likes to hold Elle in her arms a lot. I guess she likes tiny humans. Me, I prefer Lucy, however I did manage to get in a good sniff and a lick on Elle. She was cute.

Mommy was visiting her friends Bill and Leslie. Now that I am feeling a lot better, I hope she takes me with her when she visits them. She goes a lot now that Elle is here -- she likes litle humans.

Oh, and Mommy has promised me that she will take me up to Laurel Canyon THIS week. Now that I am all better I am allowed to go play in the park. I am soooooooo excited!

More on that next time!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Horrors! Mommy gave me a bath!

I am mad at Mommy. She gave me a bath today. I smelled so good and I worked so hard to get dirty. She had to go and undo all that. I don't understand WHY I have to be clean. I like being dirty!

Now, Mommy is trying to make it up to me. She gave me a brand new rawhide bone with real meat inside. It's pretty yummy but I would rather bury the bone outside. That way I can get dirty again!

Mommy wants me to watch the funny looking window with all the people in it. She calls it the Olympics. I just see people swimming in water and running around with a big ball in their hands. I wish I could bark and chase them!

Mommy has some new pictures of me snoozing....I think she is going to post them here.

I go for my check up on Thursday. I hope the doctor lets me go out and about again -- I am very, very tired of being stuck at home all the time. Dog park awaits me!

Until next time....woof!

Friday, August 1, 2008

My Stitches are Out!

Mommy and I are very happy. Yesterday I got my sutures out! I went to the hospital and the doctor told Mommy and me that I am doing well and need another two weeks before I can go out and hike and play in the dog park with other dogs.

I am so happy that Mommy lets me stay out of the crate for periods of time. She got me this thing called a Kong and fills it with yummy treats for me to eat. It helps me pass the time when I am crated. I get to lick the entire thing and then chew on it. I am glad that she got it for me.

Mommy told me that Sam and Lucy (my labrador friends) have a new sister. She is human and very small. Her parents haven't named her yet. I think they should name her Thomasina, after me...but they won't. Boo hoo. Mommy has left me every day since the baby was born. She gets to hold this little human for long periods of time and when she gets home she smells great. I get lots of sniff time.

Ok, that's it for tonight. Mommy is tired of typing and I am tired of telling her what to say.