Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Beeeeeean Holloooooow!!! (now with pictures)

Hi friends,

We went to the beach last weekend and I had so much fun running around! I have such good traction in the sand that Mommy and Daddy don't have to worry about my back end slipping out from under me and causing another back injury. Yay! But don't worry; I'm still careful.

On this day, I found a stick. I grabbed the stick and ran all around with it. Check out these action shots:

Daddy took me for a little run-around and then I remembered that Mommy was sitting all alone on the blanket, so I had to run back and say hello!

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Pee Ess:
I just realized that Bijou tagged me for an award! It is called Neno's Award, and here is what the award is about:

"As a dedication for those who love blogging activity and love to encourage friendships through blogging. To seek the reason why we all love blogging. Put the award in one post as soon as you receive it. Don’t forget to mention the person who gives you the award. Answer the Award’s question by writing the reason why you love blogging. Tag and distribute the Award to as many people as you like."

Thanks so much, Bijou! Here is why I love blogging: It lets Mommy and I tell about all my adventures and people actually listen! Sometimes in real life people don't want to talk about dogs all the time. (Weird, huh?) So my blog is a place we can do it!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Vacation!

Hi friends! I'm back from my vacation to the Grand Canyon! It was fun, but kind of windy and cold. Luckily we were prepared for the cold weather with lots of sweaters and sleeping bags.

Before we went to the Grand Canyon, we stopped in southern California to visit my great-grandmother. She's 92, I think. I liked her very much, as she smelled slightly of food and sat very still. She was a vision in blue (my harness was totally color-coordinated with her outfit!), and I tried in vain to jump up onto her lap in order to lick her face. Daddy wouldn't allow it, but he did let me lick her hand and she kind of grabbed my head and scratched it a little bit. She liked watching me walk around the lawn, too.

On our way to Arizona, we saw this van. Mommy and Daddy practically started screaming! Mommy shouted, "We love you!" And then she leaned out the window to take a picture.

Our campsite was very pretty and very quiet. Mommy was afraid that there would be scorpions because it is the desert, but Daddy was right--no scorpions because the rim of the canyon is at 7,000 feet!

That night I got cozy with Mommy in her new GIANT zero degree sleeping bag. That thing is so big that there is plenty of room for both of us! That means no more complaints from Mommy about a 9 pound dog squeezing her into a weird position all night long. Yay!

The first time we walked along the rim, Mommy and Daddy were a little afraid I would get too close to the edge, so I had to ride in my orange backpack. It wasn't so bad. I had a really good view! And later they let me walk on the ground all by myself (while they held a death-grip on my leash).

The canyon was really pretty! Here are a couple of pictures without me. (Although I'm sure they're not as interesting as the ones with me in them.)

To tell you the truth, we had to leave a little early because one night I had a throwing up episode and I started breathing funny and Mommy and Daddy were worried (or freaked out, I should say) that I had aspirated some of my vomit again like I did in February. I didn't really stop wheezing until we dropped some altitude. When we got home and saw Dr. D, she said I was fine, but that she probably would have done the same thing. Next time we'll know that I don't aspirate every time I vomit--hopefully it was only that once--and my parents won't have to freak out.

Bye for now!
Poppy the Little Blonde Chihuahua

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Next Stop: Grand Canyon

Hi Friends!

Thank you all for the very nice birthday wishes. I am a lucky Poo!

We are in the middle of last-minute preparations for a big camping trip next week, and I am helping. Well, Mommy and Daddy are preparing; I'm mostly doing this:

I supervise while they get ready to go to the Grand Canyon! Yes, that's right--we're going to the Grand Canyon for a whole week! I am so excited, but also a little bit nervous because I think it might be cold. It is actually supposed to snow a little bit next week. Eek! I really wish I had a snowsuit now. But we're bringing all of my jackets and my long underwear, so hopefully I'll be warm. And Mommy got a new, big and wide zero degree sleeping bag, so we will both be warm at night.

See you when I get back!

Bye for now,
Poppy the LBC

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It's My 4th Birthday!!!

I started out my special day by sleeping in. It was awesome!

After that, I had a birthday bath. That was less awesome, but it's always good to look nice and clean for your birthday, right? Besides, Daddy fed me treats during the ordeal, and then afterwords Mommy gave me a peanut butter kong! Look how much fun I'm having:

Next we went for a walk to the park. We saw lots of pretty flowers, including my Mommy's favorite: poppies! She tried to take a picture of me with them, but I was not really into posing for her.

What a nice birthday it has been!

Bye for now,
Poppy the 4-YEAR-OLD Little Blonde Chihuahua