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Not around much

Aunties, me and mommy haven't been around much and probably won't be for awhile... We Really miss being here and wish we could be around more but see daddy has to have a big operation. We found out he has a bad growth, mommy said it was something called malignant, I don't understand but I know it's not good... And they have to go take it out and maybe some other stuff, I don't know.. And I have to go be boarded cuz mommy can't take me and will be gone a long time. Yep I gotta go get a flu shot today cuz the only place mommy trusts to keep me says I need one, well two really, this is the first one today.. I'm scared to go Aunties, I never been away from home before or sleep without being by mommy before.. Mommy's gonna take something that smells like home for me though. Guess I gotta be a big girl for mommy and daddy.. Anyway things aren't very normal for us right now, Mommy's all over the place. She's learning to do a lot more daddy stuff and even is going to learn to drive the tractor! Now that should be funny aunties cuz her feet don't reach the pedals, I think I need to operate them for her!! See it's getting cold here fast, it's in the 30s in the mornings! And mommy and daddy have to get everything ready here for the winter and mommy has to learn it all too, there's Lots she doesn't know and never did before.. Yeah I had some Great blogs to do, mommy even took all the pics but she hasn't been able to put them on here... And now they're old...  I didn't get to go to my dogtober fest Halloween party neither cuz well daddy wasn't up to it.. But mommy let me dress up anyway and make this to wish you all a happy Halloween!    Will see you when i can, hugs to everyone!❤️Missy (and mommy)

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

What WAS he thinkin???!

Aunties, member how I told you that mom & dad were doing all these projects gettin ready for the herriccanes and winter?? Yeah well looky here would ya? Daddy went and put this, this contraption in MY yard.. What WAS he Thinkin??  I mean Seriously Aunties, how does he expect me to look out and see Touché, Bambi and All my other friends?? Yowza, this things soooo wobbly l can't even walk proper on it like Tara does! He says somethin bout the wood holdin it down....  WOOD, he's gonna Block my Whole view with WOOD???!  Uhhhh NO!  I Don't Think Sooooo! This has Gotta go, right Aunties?!! He shoulda asked Me first! Mom says dad put a lot of hard work into movin this in here... Ya don't think Mom coulda been a part of this too do ya Aunties?! Naw, that's her plant she wouldn't want it wrecked too, right? Well I say dad can just put more hard work into Movin it!! He shoulda asked me, I don't ask for much Aunties! I mean they have the Whole house, I get Sooo little ... I just Gotta have my yard and my fence to see my Friends, Right?? I may need a New home Aunties... Unless Daddy moves this Thing Quick! ❤️Missy

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

St Patti's Day Find!?

Oh boy Aunties, I wasn't gonna have a blog today cuz mom and dad both had appointments, daddy had to go get meds again for his tick bite, another month on meds so that Lyme disease hopefully doesn't get worse again from this latest tick...   Anyway I didn't think I'd get a walk but daddy got back and could watch our St Patti's Day roast, mmm mommy made me my Own roast too! Sooo mommy took me for a short walk which quickly became more!! Look... Do you see it? My First find, a piece of porcelain buried down in where the big rain washed away our road! I thought maybe it was part of what mommy and I found last year but....NO! Mommy tucked it away and we continued our walk but something wasn't right... So on the way back I went to the same area but up higher and started sniffing some more and There it was.. See it?! A bigger piece buried even deeper! I showed mommy and she dug it out!! Yay another find!! Mommy cleaned it off for me, see the outside is that grey porcelain. Sorry if you can't see it too good, it's still wet but I just Couldn't wait to show you!!   and the inside is dark brown with gold flecks! I say this bowl is Definitely from the Indians! Daddy's being mean and saying it's probably a dog bowl... So ok maybe, but it's an Indian's Dog Bowl! Besides that, dog bowls don't have gold flecks inside, it's probably Real Gold, it Is St Patti's Day and it could be My Gold at the end of the rainbow! And daddy gets none cuz he was Mean, he said I only found it cuz it had dog food smells... Geez Really I have a roast waiting for my dinner why would I want dog food?!!   See this is why it Has to be Indian... This is the bowl parts that mommy and me found last year in kinda the same area. I said they were from the War... Daddy said more like from the neighbors... Geez he's Mean! Finally, after I found this bowl today he said Ok, Maybe the General had a nice bowl with roses like this one! See!! And we had that humongous rain and the ground is Lots lower now where I found this bowl today so it Has to be Indian, Right?!! Daddy says I just have a Very Good imagination! But ya gotta admit I find some Great stuff outside my place!   Well, I hope you like my new finds, I'm gonna be huntin hard for more pieces now!! But gotta go eat my St Patti's Day roast now! Mmm mommy has cabbage, Irish bread and hot cross buns for us too-- Gotta Go! Have a Great St Patti's Day!  ❤️Missy  

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

New Friends and Soaking Walk

Wow Aunties my day stared early today with a definite intruder, I had to announce it to Everyone, do you see him? Bet Auntie Julia does! Here he is- it's Touché the turtle! He's leaving now but I Have to go find him later- I Love Touche! Daddy says most people don't mess with a snapping turtle but not me, I nudge Touche with my nose to give him a kiss and he Loves it and Me! Mommy says as long as I'm nice and Touche doesn't mind I can kiss him!   Oh now's a good time to show you mommy rodies! And her Lily of the Valley, I can't wait till they're all in bloom that's real pretty! Soooo Dad comes and tells me and mommy that they just said there's like a 2 hour break in the rain so we can sneak in that walk mommy wants to take me on! Here's a real pretty flower we see on our walk, mommy thinks it's a wild mountain laurel like we have but ours is just starting to flower, this ones got pretty flowers now! So Aunties we get almost to the far end of our walk and it happened... RAIN! Nooooo, they lied to us Aunties!!! So we headed back, in the pouring rain and we were Almost home when What should I Find??? I had to root it out cuz it was in Danger! It was sooo little and it was in the wash gully thingy that runs down the hill in the rain-- it was gonna drown! Oh thank goodness I Got It! I was sooo worried I went and kissed it! Can you see it?? It's a Baby Bird! ** Note from mom- she did too, she went down to kiss it and the little bird turned around and Missy kissed it right on the break! The Absolute Cutest Thing I have ever seen!!   here he is, I call him sweetie tweetie!! I hope you can see him, he's sooo small and he's black and the pavement is black too. Anyway here I am getting him safely to the other side of the road where he's protected and won't drown. Whew that was close! Hey Look what we have now Aunties, a dam! Yup looks like this didn't 'just happen' either-- I Think we have a Beaver!! I've been smelling something and dad thought he saw something swimming down here! I gotta check this out later!!  Oh wow Aunties I am sooo glad we are home, I'm Drenched! Ok maybe not drenched like some of you guys are sometimes but Trust me for someone who Hates Water this was a pretty rough day out in that rain! But I'm glad I was able to see Touché, to help, and to meet, sweetie tweetie he was a Real sweetheart! Now I just got to meet beave the beaver!  I may not look wet here to you Aunties but trust me mommy is paying for having me out walking in that rain!   ❤️Missy  

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

Lizzy Watch!

Oh Aunties I was having a pretty good bday week, the rain even stopped then it happened... Yup my tummy acted up again this morning.  Mommy's been trying everything she can think of to make me feel better today, I didn't even want to go for a walk.. all I want to do is go out and eat grass... So I did... Lots of times. But this last time was different, you'll see why! I was innocently chomping on my grass when I heard it... Could it be Lizzy???! I'm On It!! Oops how'd that happen?? Mom always wonders why her Angel is on the ground.. Don't tell her Aunties!! Oooh I'm gonna stop by and give St Francis a big kiss for making me feel better!! Mommy always keeps him out here to watch over me!   Ah Ha I hear her over here now!! I Know she's over here somewhere! Maybe Up here?? Oh No I'm Stuck!! Mommy's laughing saying I remind her of her Shepard pup who got stuck behind the wood rack once-- but I'm Smarter, I got myself outta here!!   Geez I can't get through here either, dad sure took my fun away with this wood rack!! Wait, I think she's over here now, Yes I Know she is! LIzzy!!! Can you see her head?? She's a redhead, no Wonder she was sooo hard to catch, they're even Faster!!   WAIT, over here, Yes quick!! Ahhhh Another Lizzy!!! Oooh this ones a bigun!   Oooh I just LOVE Lizzy (the lizard)! I'm such a happy girl when I can chase Lizzy all over the backyard!! She's even More fun than chasing Sammy (the squirrel)!!  mommy and daddy wanna know what I'm gonna do if I Catch Lizzy-- I said I'm gonna EAT her!! Hmm ya know that just might give me another tummy ache so maybe Not! Sure hope my tummy's Ok tomorrow, mommy has a Big day planned! Geez she better go finish my bday cake, I just don't know What she's been doing all day!  ❤️Missy

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

?Spring is here!?

Oh boy Aunties you won't Believe my day today! It started early with a Great Big Truck coming to My house!! And Look what it left! Lots and Lots of gravel so daddy can start fixing our road!! Oh Boy!! It was waaaay to big for me to climb, bet Tara could though! But not me, I went back here, besides I had to check to see how it compared to the old gravel, ya know I'm the Inspector!   And the Queen of the Hill, even if it's the smaller hill!   And I had to check my Christmas Tree! Yup I have my Very Own Christmas tree and its Huge!! And me and mommy have to keep watch on it cuz daddy and these guys just keep putting this rock stuff waaaay too close to My tree and its gonna kill it... Yup it's too close Again! Geez, I gotta go tell daddy...! But wait...first... We got more work to do. Here come with me! I'm gonna take you to a part of My Place that you haven't been yet. But now that Springs here and there's Lots of work to be done you'll see a Lot more of this part!! I have to make sure all the work is done Right!  We're headed to the road to the barn. See..? Well it may be hard for you to tell cuz we don't really keep this road up much, since the trees fell across... But this is the old farm road that goes to the barn. See where we live used to be a Pig Farm! Mommy loves that, being raised in Iowa and all, she Loves Pigs so she's happy she lives on an old pig farm! Anyway we're off to the barn! So I can check the equipment and make sure it's ready so daddy can start work! He's got Lots of work to do so this has to be ready! Yup looks good, I don't see no mice living in here!! So since we came out to the barn, I'll show you the pasture! Yup this used to be where the pigs lived! Now daddy lets it grow up so when he bush hogs it then Bambi has some good food! Bambi Loves that!! But I can't come out here then cuz snakes are out here, I have to wait till its cut too, but mmmm there's Lots of good Bambi smells then so it's Ok!   I gotta check on my bluebirds house. They've already moved in an all but sometimes Woodsy (our barn owl) or Hawky (our hawk) come and perch on my bluebirds house. I sure hope mommy can catch a picture of them they're pretty! But I have to let them know I'm here protecting my bluebirds ya know! Oh that funny black thingy is so Sammy doesn't climb up there and eat my birds... Oh mommy says you couldn't see any of that very good so here's a picture of the pasture and the bluebird house. But I'm not in it so you may just wanna skip that picture!   Ok well I got daddy ready to start his work now for my next Chore-- mommy! I dunno why but mommy didn't do her errands last month so now there's Lot to be done... I gotta go make Sure she Does them this time! So here I am in my booster seat all ready to go!! Oooh and Thank You Aunties for tellin mommy to give me my ginger snap Before my car ride, it sure was yummy!! And I Didn't puke or nothing in the car this time! Yeah all in all a very good day! But geez am I tired and hungry, taking care of mommy and daddy is Hard work!  I hope you enjoyed going along on my day! I gotta go see what Mommy's cooking for My dinner now! ❤️Missy

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

Vet visit

Hi Aunties! i wanted to get on Real quick and give you an update! Mom said I could have a few minutes, I Really miss being here so mommys trying to let me be on more! Anyway I went to my new vet this week to get my second flu shot so I can stay there! About 2 weeks and I'll be going so I had to check it out again. I Love that place Aunties I just go in there like I own it and Everyone there likes me and says I'm pretty and guess What Aunties I weigh Less there too- ooooh I Love that place!   Anyway mommy had him recheck my ears and they're doing Great and my new meds work and I don't chew on my feet and oooh its been a great change for me, I hope mommy lets me keep going there, so much different than my other vet.. And he looked at my unicorn horn too, I think mommy told you about that already and Auntie Pam told mommy the right name! But I Like unicorn cuz mommy says they're beautiful magical creatures just like me! Mommy tried to take a picture after my bath yesterday so you could see it but I really didn't want her to... It's on the left by my eye.. See it? The dr said it was ok something called benign, it would keep growing and I think when it gets bigger I'll make it Pink so I can be a Pink magical unicorn!  Mommy says we gotta go now! Hope to be back soon! Missy  

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

Such a Stressful Day/ Life?

Aunties I was talking to mom today about how stressful my days/ life is, I honestly think she can do something to make my days easier don't you???! I mean seriously.... Like today for instance....see...?! I mean what if the sun comes in too bright while I'm getting my beauty sleep? Or worse, if my belly gets chilled... Or too empty.. What then?! Yeah well, she said she'd work on it!   Meanwhile, check out my Fantastic News, do you see that Pink Belly?!! Mommy's been putting that silver stuff on the yeast on my belly and back and YAY, she said my yeast is getting better and I DON'T have to have a bath this week!!! Now That news Does take care of my stress!! I just had to share my Good News with my Favorite Aunties!  Ok I'm off now to see what Mommy's making me for Dinner! I know you noticed how shrunken in my tummy was!!  ❤️Missy

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

Update on Touché!

Finally Success!! Daddy just came in and said Touché was back in her hole so Mommy was finally able to get a picture! Here ya go Auntie Julia, just for You! And, of course, anyone else who wants to see Touché!! Whatcha think Auntie Julia is she getting those babies ready to hatch??!! Missy Here's a closer up so you can see her better!! I Love Touché! I just wanna go in there and Kiss her but mommy said I couldn't go down there!    

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

Summerfest!

OH wow Aunties we went to this thing called 'Summerfest' today and did they get the name right-- it was like summer.. Mommy said it was gonna be some cooler and less humidity so we could go... and ugh those weather guys got it Wrong Again.. It's was Hot, in the 80s... But the beginning was fun! Cuz this part is ole Virgini history and you know I Love history! So if you don't you might wanna skip this part! So Look Aunties! This is called 'The Old Mill' and it was built in the late 1600s and there was a grist mill, a saw mill and a textile manufacturing mill, this is the only building left. The mill was run by Water! And they even made uniforms for the soldiers! It was built around the place where George Washington met Lord Fairfax on Washinton's First Journey to the Frontier! Neat huh?!! And they had this pretty rock and flower area, Very sniffy! But not Near as sniffy as this bush! Yeah I coulda stayed here the Whole time but mommy made me move on! To see the water!  And the Ducks!! Oh please bear with mommy Aunties, she Insisted on calling these Ducks when you and I and Daddy all know they are Geese!  Geez she just kept on saying Look Missy at the Ducks! And then wondered when I was looking All Around-- I Only saw Geese!   Yup Geese All Right!   Cept this guy! Can you see him Aunties? He's Trying to hide on the waaay other shore, and he's camouflaged in there but couldn't hide from me and mommy! He's a crane, ya know the guy with the Reaaal long neck but he put it back down here- he was trying to hide from Mommy's camera... He shoulda known you can't hide from her camera!   Well there were Lots of kids wantin to look at the 'ducks' geez they called em that too... I didn't stick around to tell them any different!   We went up lots of old metal crinky stairs like a fire escape... I didn't like them but mommy said I was a trooper, I went up them all! And we saw this gorgeous, huge Magnolia tree! Look at those pretty blooms!   The Really good thing was when we got to the top of All those stairs and down a ways was one of My stores! Mommy an me went in and I got some treats for being sooo good! Cept I had to go by some Huge dogs on the way in- it was adoption day and they had some pit bulls and weinimyer (?) they were Big, they wanted to meet me, but I Didn't!   oh Aunties I am just Beat now... It was soooo hot, I just wanted to come in and cool off and sleep... I'm gonna hibernate till Fall!  Hope you enjoyed my day as much as me! ❤️Missy

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

It's In! It's IN!!!!!

Oh Wow Aunties I'm sooooo excited!! The phone rang this Mornin and i just knowed it was for Me an daddy put it on speaker and they said it's IN, I heard it!! So daddy said we could go get it!! Member last week when I got to go to the hardware store in my buggy? Well daddy ordered this lawn thingy mommy wanted and they said it would take 2 weeks but it Didn't it's in and it's for Me!! Well sorta, it's sorta for me... See these people have been helping daddy with the yard since he got hurt and mommy... Well mommy said they didn't cut my back area short enough and so she's just gonna do it herself!! Sooo daddy told mommy she couldn't always fix everything but she said she could if it was for ME!! So see mommy can't use daddy's big mower cuz it's too big an too heavy and too hard on her hands.. But she found this Really cool light weight mower thingy that's small and is rechargeable and should be just Perfect for my back area and mommy should be able to use it!! And it's IN!! And I get to go get it too!! Ok let's Go before it starts raining again!! OH boy Aunties, we're Here and it's in There just waitin for ME!! I'm sooo happy!! Wow we had to wait Forever at this special desk cuz they had to go find my Special Order and I got soooo excited and I was hoppin and jumpin in my buggy but they Finally got it! And Here it is, can you see it Aunties?!!! Oh an this guy waited all that time too just so he could talk to me an mommy-- he thought my buggy was the Best and wanted to know if it was made just for Me!! He Loved it!! He even patted the hood of my buggy, I let him, he was real nice!  Anyway here It is Aunties, see how cool it is?!!! I am soooo happy Aunties, not only did I get to go out Again but we went to get something Special for ME!! Ok we gotta take it home now and get it put in before the rain comes! Once all this Rain stops mommy can cut that forest that's in my back yard down super short to suit Me!! ❤️Missy  

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

Yet Another First!!

Wow Aunties the pages are turning fast in my new adventures book!! I Can't believe that mommy and daddy took me on yet another new adventure today!!   Mommy said it would be Different and boy was she Right! I have No idea where I am!! Something about I usually would have to stay home but cuz I was Sooooo good on Sunday I get to go!!  Oh and remember my new Buggy?? Well I told you I wouldn't get tired on my big adventure Sunday and of course I didn't so I hadn't ridden in my new Buggy yet! Mommy said I Had to ride in it today and she sure hoped I'd be Ok! Well, Of Course I Was, I didn't make a peep the whole time! Here we are, mommy said it was a hardware store-- all I know was there was Lots of interesting smells! And I startled Lots of people when they saw it was Me-- That was Fun!!   Sometimes I'd peek out this side, I have a nice window here too! That's nice cuz I can make sure Mommy's still there pushing me too!   Well we're all done shopping now and daddy's loading the truck with all our goodies! Boy I had No idea what mommy and daddy did when they left me. These stores are Big and there's Lots of things and people and smells- I'm super glad I got to come! I can't wait to see where else mommy can take me, she said she's gonna do more looking for where all I can go!! She said I was the Bestest little girl in the Whole world, I didn't complain once and didn't make a peep!  So I get to go Even More places!! I'm the Happiest girl in the Whole Wide World right now Aunties! And the tiredest! But it's a super good tired, I'm dreaming of all my Fun trips and all those to come!! ❤️Missy  

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

❄️Snow!!❄️

Last night was sooo nice, I was sooo sleepy from that special dinner, I slept most of the night on the big bed right next to mommy, all snuggled in! It was so cozy up there and mommy said I was like a heater! I didn't know why it seemed colder... Then I got up and was gonna go out to do my business, we opened the door and ... WOW-- SNOW!! Daddy cleared me a path early this time so I can Play!! I Love snow like this, it's My Size!! Mommy says this one we can measure in inches not Feet and hopefully it'll stay that way so I can Play!!   What a FUN day, I got to Play in the snow! I jumped all around and had Tons of Fun!! Hope you enjoy my snow as much as I am!! ❤️ Missy

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

NOT the outting I expected...

Oooh Aunties it hasn't been a very good few days for me... See I got mommy up around midnight Friday nite / Sat morning and I didn't feel at all good... I was super restless, I couldn't even lay down, I just kept pacing and pacing and pacing all around. I Wanted to lay down but I Couldn't, it Hurt...  mommy tried Everything she knew, ginger snap, Pepcid- I let out a Huge Burb after that but it didn't help Any...  That went on All nite.. Then around 3am I started doing the weirdest thing, I'd lay on my belly and did a belly crawl Backwards, mommy didn't know What to think, I did that for hours. Then daddy heard us, mommy was trying sooo hard not to disturb him but he came out and he didn't know What to think either. Mommy had been goggling Everything and was soooo worried. So she called emergency and they said I could come in if mommy was worried. But then I settled a bit so mommy thought I might get some rest but no.... By 5am I was back crawling and I started crying, I Never cry, and then yup I clawed at those stairs again. Mommy said that's It and took me to emergency. I was pretty scared, I'd never been to the emergency hospital but they were nice. Cept the dr kept saying I looked like a frog... I don't look like a frog do I Aunties??! Anyway she checked me all out and she said she couldn't find anything... She thought it was all pretty odd too and it was good news in a way but not cuz we didn't know what caused it. So she gave me a nausea shot to help me settle. She said if it happened again I would need an ultrasound to see what was going on... That sounds scary, I hope it a Never happens again, so does mommy. So we came home then, it had been a very looong nite... Mommy gave me some chicken and rice and I went to sleep. Mommy watched me for hours then she fell asleep too. We got up and I ate again cuz it was dinner time by then, then I went back to sleep, I'm sooo glad I can sleep and lay on my tummy now. Oooh do you know what else Aunties? That dr, the one who called me a frog, she said I was 'thick' too- hmmm mommy says she didn't even know me! Mommy an daddy always say I have a thick skull but that's Not what that dr meant... She said I needed to loose weight... What I was only 18.7lbs that's the Lowest I've Ever been! I don't think I like her anymore!   So see Aunties I Didn't get the outting I Thought I'd get, neither did mommy or daddy...   Have a good Mommy's day Aunties, my gift to mommy was I let her Sleep last night! She says All she needs is me to be all better!  ❤️Missy

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

The Sully Plantation Flower Garden!

Ok, just for you Auntie Jeannie, and Of Course anyone else who wants to see it!   Let's go see the Flower Garden!! Ok so it's called a 'revival-style' flower garden, whatever that means. And it's made in the same style they made gardens back in the 18th century, ya know that box style, actually it's pretty cool the way they did gardens back then. This garden is a small version and it's located in part of the original two-acre garden! WOW can you imagine a 2 acre garden? I wish we had one that big!! Oh and it's dedicated to the guy who was a benefactor and the first curator, that's what the plaque says. They have Lots of flowers and herbs and i'm sure they did the planting in a certain way but i don't know it.. at least not yet, mommy bought a book and maybe that'll tell us! Anyway i'm hopeless on the flowers and herb names, cept of course roses and daisies -- mommy's favorites! They said Mrs Lee grew sweetbriers, tuberose, convolvulus, morning glory, and quamoclit (cardinal climber or cypress vine). Whatever those are, maybe they're here, I wouldn't know!! So i'm just gonna be quiet and let you look Auntie, i'm Sure you know the names of all of these!! Pretty huh?! I just took a little break while you looked around! Let's go see that old timey sun dial thingy now!!  Look!! They say you can tell time with this by the Sun!!  I dunno, daddy say's he can tell what time it is... All i know is i think it's time to go!! Ohhh One last sniff before i go!! Hope you enjoyed the garden Aunties! Missy

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

My Big Birthday Outting!!

It's my Birthday YAY!! Here I am in my Birthday Dress!!     I'm two today, well ok I Only count bdays since I was Rescued, so it's been two years today since I came Home with Mom & Dad (the dr thinks I'm close to three yrs old now)-- what a Wonderful day in my life that was when I came to my furever home!! See, Look how I've changed and how my life changed that day!  Wow those pics came in big, but hey you gotta See those!! Mommy will get the rest smaller I promise!  I'm just soooo excited!! Mom & Dad have a Huge day planned Just For ME!!!  Ok I'm Ready, let's Go!! Hey Aunties guess where I am?? At my Favortie breakfast cafe!! And boy am I Happy!! Know why? Well Besides having my Fave breakfast??! Daddy made me put this pic in here cuz he thinks it's funny! Well Remember my bad tummy ache yesterday? On the way to my breakfast place I well, I umm yeah I did a big Huge Dump right in the middle of this road and mommy had to stop traffic and clean up my !! That's why I'm soo happy and mom is too cuz it's all out and now i can enjoy my day!!   Yum, I Love this place!! Mom says I have to have lots of protein to keep up today!  OK I'm ready for our loong drive now! This is my longest trip ever, way over an hour if we don't hit bad traffic! WOW, look where we are, I see the sign out my window- Sully Plantation! An old Virginia plantation! Here's the story all about it!   Let's Go see how they lived in 1794!! I gotta warn you Aunties this is gonna be long but I just Know you wanna see this!   Here's the Plantation home where they lived back in the 18th century! They won't let me in there so let's go see something I like! Oh yeah some nice sniffy stuff on the way to the next stop! Here's the outbuildings, let's go see them! Here's the laundry And the kitchen, wow All in this one little area! Oooh mommy wouldn't like that!   Yup laundry over here, hey look at them old irons! And yeah the kitchen! Hey those kinda look like the pottery type stuff I found- Wow! Next is the well, geez that's 36 feet deep, it'd take some time to get my water from there!   And the smokehouse and dairy house... And here's the old schoolhouse! And here's another living quarters bet it's a guest house? Wow all I can see is a fireplace with a fire in it, Mommy's picture didn't come out cuza the fire and let me tell ya it's Hot! Whew I need to cool off after that- Hey Look Tara how I found to use this bench, i gotta cool off Under here!!   Ok guys, off to My favorite! The Cemetery And ????!!!   Ooh looky Aunties, a colonial lady and her errr 'Horse' Yeah a white Horse that's it!!   Oh was she Nice she Loved me and guess What?? She has 5 rescues!! And she was sooo happy it was my bday and I came there to celebrate!    Oh Aunties what a Wonderful bday, one more water break and cool off under this bench!  There was Lots more Aunties, gardens and old time sundials and all, but mommy said this was already Waay Too Many pictures.... But you just Had to see it and I Know you wanted too, Right Aunties?! Mommy said she ordered a Gorgeous day for me and boy oh boy is it, No Rain!! I'm just soooo happy! And Tired!! I slept the Whole way home! Till I heard.... Missy, Shopping!! WHAT, Shopping too??!! Oh Boy, a girl is Never too tired to shop!  We went to two stores and I got Lots of goodies And the lady at the first store was sooo nice she was so excited it was my bday and she gave me a cookie!   Oooh I'm soooo tired and happy to be home! Wow what a day and I haven't Even had my party Yet! Mommy has to go cook my salmon, and I think I'll just take a nap Right here! Aunties this has been the Best day in my life!! I sure hope you enjoyed my bday outting as much as I did! Stay tuned for my bday party pictures later!❤️Missy

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Ancient medicine doggie ritual

Hi Aunties, Me and mom haven't been around much for awhile now cuz quite honestly I've been taking care of mom... It wears me out cuz she is an Awful patient.. They say we are stubborn, hah they don't Know stubborn!   It all started back when mommy woke up with her eye swollen shut.. Umm No I Didn't kick her in the night! She had a stye and an eye infection and had to get meds like I got for mine. It's better now but for some reason her eyes are still blurry so she don't see so good.  Then she had to go in one of those tubes, she called it a MRI I think, cuz her whole left side goes numb and tingles. And so she has to go have her neck pulled out all the time now, traction I think she said, cuz her disks are disintegrating and pinching a nerve. Geez must be her Last nerve cuz well honestly Aunties you're probably the lucky ones not having her around much!   So yeah, life was actually still Ok at that point. Then mommy went out to water her plants and the grass out front was tall from all the rain.. An her plants were up by the woods... And mom was in a hurry, to go have her neck pulled out.. An umm yeah.. She got a huge tick and it wasn't pretty.. She had an awful reaction to it, not like anything she'd ever had from a tick before. So the dr had to shut down her immune system cuz nothing else would stop her reaction. And yeah... Ever since then she's been on meds for Lyme disease. Both her an daddy have lyme now. But since mommy got hers she Really hasn't been worth much... No playing, she's Always tired, and not much energy.. So daddy's doing a lot for me And for mom right now. I Love when daddy feeds me! Mommy says I'm gaining Lots of weight, that she can hardly pick me up, but I think she's just Weak! Ain't that Right Aunties! can't be Me!!    mommy said I needed more exercise cuz ya know she really can't play much with me and our walks had to stop with her being sick and all this hot weather...   soooo mommy tried to play with me the other day Oooh Aunties I can't hardly even talk about it.... Well she also gets these awful leg and feet cramps now and yeah.... She got a really bad toe cramp and she sorta kinda landed right down on her toe, right into the hardwood floor.. yup you probably guessed it... She Messed up her toe real bad! Oooh Aunties I Really need a new home right now, mommy is a Mess!! I felt sooo bad for mommy, i been her nurse and takin care of her ya know..! Yup I have, I've been her medicine pup! I gave her my new himalyain chew I got for my bday, here Look! I put it under Mommy's pillow so she can sleep with it, if It doesn't make her better Nothin will!!
And I do ancient medicine doggie chants over em, it has to be Real dark for the chants to work, hope you can see me! And so I gave her my Second himalyain chew too! Yeah mommy felt bad that I gave her my chew sooo she gave me Another one! But I just buried it under her pillow Too! Now maybe mommy will get better doublely fast! 
So anyway Aunties That's why me an mommy aren't around much or for very long when we are.. Mommy's arms an stuff go numb and she can't do much typing..  you have No idea how looong it took mommy to type up this note... I only thought she was slow before! so we're here when we can be for now.  Oh speaking of taking looong... Cuz of all this mommy can't really groom me too much or for too long neither. So, it took her Forever, but she cut me down. Here I am but You Won't recognize me! And yeah member mommy still can't see good so yup I'm All crooked. And she has that bad toe too, not sure What All it caused but I'm sure it figured in this awful haircut too somehow!     hoping to be back more often soon! ❤️ Missy  

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Piper meets Touché up close!

Hey Aunties, guess what?! Member last week I was sayin how daddy had some things he had to do and it was girls day and well we had the other blog bout turtle love? Well the next day, it was girls day again, and mommy took us for a walk and guess what we saw when we opened the door? Touche! so I quick got Piper so she could meet him proper! Well little Piper didn't know What to think!! mommy let her get kinda close but told her to be careful that Touché might pop his head outta that shell! Piper didn't stick around too long! WOW Aunties I ain't never seen nuthin like this!!Piper but not me! Momma let me give Touché a big ole kiss, I just Love him sooo! I know Touché would Never snap at me!  Missy ps sorry it took mommy soooo long to put this up, I kept tellin her to!  

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My First Big Outting!!

Today is my Big day! I'm so excited I've been up since 5am asking mommy if it's time yet!! I'm Still waiting... How Long can these people take to get ready! I got my bag packed, I'm dressed and Ready to go! How do I look Aunties?! Geez, where ARE they??? Don't they know this day is Huge for me?....Let's GO Folks!!!!! Finally! First stop, my favorite outdoor Cafe for breakfast! Mmmmmm, my favorite, egg and cheese! Mom says I'm gonna needs lots of protein to keep up today! OK, we're on our way!! Hmm I've never seen any of this before! Mom said it was gonna be a long ride and she's right! But I'm doing Great just watching out the window! Yay we're here!! See it off in the distance Aunties? We're going over there now! Any idea where we are??? Or what this is??? Me neither! Ahhhh Look!! It's Britian on the green!!! Mommy said I was gonna see some things like my Aunties have over the pond!  Wow Aunties do you have one of These?!! Or maybe one of these?! I personally like this tank, think I'll just lay in the shade under it! I have No idea why they have a tank here with all these sports cars- but I'm just happy for a shady rest!   Wow there's a Lot of cars here Aunties, this isn't even half of them! And we've seen every one. at Least once! This is my buddy George, George Mason that is! This is his place and he said I could come here! There's Lot of doggies here, I even got to meet some! I Like George, he likes doggies!  This is part of George's place, the part where they had the concert for me! Well I Let everyone else listen to it too!  Yeah his place is Huge! Oooh I Really like it here, Lots of people wanted to see me and pet me, that was Really nice an mom said I was Really Good!! I sure hope we come back here!! Oh Aunties I'm Beat!! The last lady who petted me said she bet I sleep the rest of the day, I think I'll do just That! I had a Fantastic day on my first outting! Mommy said if I did good I could go Lots more places! And she's starting to plan my outting for next month!❤️Missy Note from mom: oh my gosh I couldn't be prouder of Missy! She was Excellent today, didn't bark once, greated people and let them pet her! But the Best one yet was the first little girl we saw, am not sure how old she was but she was in a wheelchair and also couldn't speak, she wanted to see Missy so bad. I picked up my little darling and held my breath, I explained to her dad about Missy being a rescue and this being her first big outting and... she was Superb! She let that little girl pet her for the longest time- absolutely made my Day!! And of course Missy got a nice treat! Yep this girl has come a Very Long way and I couldn't be a prouder mom than I am right now! A million thanks to everyone for all your help and advice in getting our little girl this far! Can't wait to see what the future brings for her! Hugs to all of you!

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☀️Beautiful Sunday-- Day 1 on My Mission!☀️

Today was Beautiful Aunties, it got to 60!!! Mommy said she wanted to go for a looong walk today, Yay!! And Best of all, since it has been cold she said we could go in the woods!  I did Lots of climbing! And looking... All over.. Even found a little mound to climb for a better view! Nothin like your climbing Tara but mommy said I could be Queen of this little hill!   Even checked the gulley! But no sign of my animal friends...  But my doggy friends, the boys, were out and calling for me so I went and chatted with them for awhile and nope they haven't seen foxy or Bambi in awhile either.. But don't worry Aunties I'm still on my Mission to Find them!! Just may take a little longer.. By the Waay those aren't My paw prints in the gulley sooo you never know foxy coulda be through here!   I had a blast out today Aunties but you know what? After all this cold weather 60 seemed Hot!! And I was panting and just Had to come back and lay on the cool floor!! My missions Done for the day!❤️Missy      

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Cook Out for Daddy!

Hi Aunties! Yesterday was Daddy's Day so my gift was a grill out for daddy! Ok well.. Yes With daddy, he helped Me grill! Yup, he got to cook for Me!!  Oh sorry mommy took soooo long to post this, she had some lame excuse....   Ok let's get cookin!!   Oh Boy, I'm all dressed and Ready to go grill! Looks like mommy already took the goods to daddy! Mmmmm! Here I am daddy! I got All dressed up for You!!   Daddy thinks I'm Gorgeous! Yup I'm Daddy's Girl, Love My Daddy!!   Ok Dad, how those steaks look?! Is Mine Ready???!  UGH, just how loooong do I have to wait??!!! Well those steaks Finally got done Aunties and Boy were they Good!! Before I go, let me take you on a tour of the day lilies we got more in bloom! See this one has Lots more blooms! And these two are just starting to bloom, thought you'd want to see them!   Well Aunties, my Cook Out was a Great success- Daddy Loved it! But it was hard work and I'm Beat! Hope you enjoyed my cookout too! ❤️Missy

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Missy & Piper's Outting to the Dr

Piper- So last night I have to go to my first dr visit, see I still scratch like crazy and mom says I need to get some meds... Missy Says she's going for moral support... should I be suspicious??? it's pouring down rain, and we All know Missy won't go out into the rain.. I learned the hard way, I stayed out in the rain and worse when I was on my own so I don't care and me an mommy go out in it so I can do my business now, but not Missy... Anyway Missy kindly says I can borrow one of her raincoats to go to the dr... This Must be Missy's idea of a joke... Missy- What?? I seriously Don't see the problem Piper!   Hey Look! I ain't never seen one of these before! Mommy says it's a booster seat so I can see out! Me and Missy are ready to go now! Oh and yeah I ditched that coat and mommy ordered me one of my own that fits!   Hey- Where'd Piper go?? Did somebody call me?? I thought I was just supposed to nap in here! Oh hey I can see mom & dad now! Oh Wow looky, I can see Lots out this way! Oh Yeah This is Great!! Sit down What? Why Mom?? This is Great fun!! Oh yeah Life is Good! Well yeah the fun Did end when I saw we went to the dr... But Missy did stand up for me and protected me And put in a good word- ok Lots of words- to the dr for me.. she talks a lot to the dr!! The dr said I was a Keeper, I dunno what that meant but it musta been good huh? He said he thinks I'm about 3 1/2 yrs old, I weigh a bit over 12 lbs now and he said I could stand to gain to about 14 - 15 lbs. so I never will be as big as Missy, he said she had bigger bones! Oh and best part he gave me something for my itches! Mommy says we get to go on a Real Outting, and not to the dr, tomorrow! Can't wait to ride in my new seat again!!Piper

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Guess what today was????

Here I was Aunties minding my own business and having a very delightful day... When mom announces its BATH day, oh No... I'd gotten by now for 3 Weeks, yup I did!! Mom's been using this new stuff when she grooms me and well I'll let her tell that part. I just know I Like it cuz I got 3 whole weeks Without a bath!!  But she said my tummy was getting grey again, can you tell in the pic? I think it's just Fine! But then also when I had to go to the dr this week he put some med in my ear and it made my ear all greasy, mom said it reminded her of a girl that never washed her long stringy hair.. Yuk! But I think the Real kicker was I well umm, well umm I kinda sorta umm released my annals by moms pillow... Yeah I Did- well ya know you just Can't control those kinda things! I was just lounging in the bed by her pillow when...   and well it kinda messed up my hair back there too, and I umm umm yeah Stunk!  So I also got a haircut, it's OK Aunties you can say it mom has already admitted it is by far the Worst haircut she's ever given me... Even dad couldn't look at mom when he said it really looked OK! See she says it's cuz she got me this new razor oh and that I moved too much- yeah right blame me! I'll let her tell you bout the new razor too all I know is it doesn't make much noise and it doesn't have that dumb cord so I Like it! But mom said the combs weren't the same and oops the one she picked was well pretty short! Just so you know Aunties it's supposed to Snow here Sat and I now have No Hair!    mom wanted me to do a 'glamor shot' for you guys but I shook my head so hard I threw the first bow under a big piece of furniture, mommy couldn't even get it.. Then she told me this bow was crooked and this is what I said! And no story would be complete without my Favorite part of bath day- I'm Queen of my Clean blankets!! ❤️Missy Notes from Mom: We've been using Buddy Splash Lavender and Mint spritz for Missys comb outs and it does a great job. Both the lavender and the mint are good for controlling the yeast which is helpful too. It usually has a nice lavender smell but with my asthma and this cold I've had it was a bit too powerful of a scent lately so I used the peace and kindness for awhile. Then I diluted the Buddy Splash and it's really cut the smell, I say that in case you are scent sensitive please note it does have a scent. I also don't use it on her head or face, I only use the peace and kindness or plain water there. Buddy Splash: http://www.amazon.com/Cloud-Star-Buddy-Splash-Lavender/dp/B00N5THCJA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1460064682&sr=8-2&keywords=Buddy+splash I had a Wahl corded clipper that I've used on Missy since I started doing her grooming. She Hated it, Both the noise and the cord! So I did lots of research on what might work best, be lightweight (for my old arthritic hands), be quiet for her and not have that cord. I got the Wahl cordless SE Arco clipper and Love it! Well other than i have to get used to the combs or try my old combs on this one!  And it was very quiet so Missy really didn't mind it at all and we both loved that it didn't have that crazy cord!  http://www.amazon.com/Wahl-Professional-Cordless-Clipper-8786-600/dp/B001C46R50/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460065341&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Wahl+cordless+se+arco ETA: forgot to add my great find! I had to admit that Missy had won the short term battle over the new tub so it was back to getting in the big tub for us. But I had found a kneeling pad and tried it today, I was amazed at how much of a difference it made, it was Great!!  http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3307+5+104+32177&pcatid=32177  

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Missy's friend ?? Piper

Hi my name is Piper! I thought I'd introduce myself cuz well... I don't think Missy will... Anyway here's My story! I came to live with Missy and mommy and daddy this past Saturday night! See mommy and daddy had agreed to foster me cuz I needed a home. Yeah the rescue place where mommy volunteers told her about me. See I was found as a stray down in SC, they don't know how long I was out on my own... I do but I ain't tellin!  It sure was long enough to get in Really bad shape though... I was totally depleted they say~ I don't know what that is, but I sure was hungry... mommy says you can still see my ribs..   And I got a Really bad skin infection and lost a lot of my hair and my ears hurt really really bad... they put me on lots of meds when they found me in late February. I stayed with a foster down there for a few months cuz they couldn't even spay me for over a month, till I got some better.  Heres the picture they sent mommy and daddy when they found out about me! They did a good job placing me in this pic you can't see all my bald spots and mats... ohhh yeah I had big ole mats, mommy spent hours the first night cutting them out... feels a lot better with them out now! Mommy's worked a lot on my coat and finally just cut me short cuz there was no way to hide these bald spots! I don't care, I feel better and mommy says it'll grow back!  here I am now! I was sooo happy to be home on Saturday night, I just cuddled up to daddy and he was, well... smitten!! On Sunday morning he told mommy I wasn't going Anywhere and that Missy would get used to me! Soooo they Adopted Me!! I am Beyond happy!! Well cept for One thing... Missy, she doesn't seem to want to be my friend... I Don't know why... Maybe you guys could put in a good word for me?? She says she wants to talk to some one on here called Bristolle???? Ooooh wait.. wait..here She comes....  Pipe Down there Piper Girl... this is My Bog, My friends and I can speak for Myself... Missy here- Hey Bristolle Noel, I'm feeling your pain over here...text me girlfriend.. we need to talk and  I don't want mommy to hear!  

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Raider Gator and More!

First I have to apologize to Auntie Jeannie for taking such a pitiful long time to do this.. This has been a real hard month for me and mommy said she would baby me all I needed, moms good like that ya know. See it was that awful prednisone trial the dr put me on, yeah I didn't do well on it at all and they finally took me off but ya know you gotta do that slow.. Then it wasn't till yesterday that mommy said she finally saw me acting somewhat normal again, almost two weeks after stopping that awful med. I think it's all do to a Great Big Thank You to you Auntie Jeannie and Auntie Julia for the raw honey and tea ideas that I got better at all! Yup I do!  but nuff said about those awful weeks~~ Here it is My Raider Gator!! Yep cuz mommy Loves those Raiders daddy got her an all black Gator!! Check it out! And here I am driving it!   Ok folks I gotta get serious now cuz we got Lots to do today! Good thing I'm out here supervising!   See my Gator has a great cargo area and we hauled some of moms gardening stuff over from the barn! My Gator also can dump, which is Great, but some of moms stuff is breakable so I better not show you that part!   So yeah we got some other work going on today that I gotta go supervise now too! Yup you guessed it- we got Dads tractor out to do that road work! See they took me shopping yesterday, more on that later, but luckily I got better Just in time for my Big Weekend Outing- YAY!! And after getting bumped all along that crazy road I told Dad you Gotta fix this thing! So yeah, today's The Day! Dad Listens to Me!!   And here's me driving it! Yeah well My works done here, I got everyone started working! Now I'll just take a break and check this work out!  Wow would you look at how much of my gravel dad used?! My mountain looks more like a skateboard ramp now! It might be fun to run down it but I better not, mommy says I might wipe out at the bottom, it is Really steep!  Oh mom wants me wants me to show you the flowers that are blooming in our yard now- that's the and 'more'! If you don't want to see silly flowers just skip this part! But be sure to stop and see the bottom cuz that's where I'll be in pics again!  That's one of the wild dogwoods that you can kinda see by my Christmas tree in the pic above. And here's another one of the wild dogwoods. Oooooh that pic reminds, I almost forgot to tell you! This morning we saw Foxy!! Yes mommy was doing my hair before breakfast and foxy ran right under my window (where I look out at this tree), I of course barked and barked and scared him right off before mommy could get the camera! But trust me he was Gorgeous and guess what?! We watched and watched and he didn't come out the other side or to the road so it means he's Still living down in that den! Yes! Oh here's the tree! And here's her peonies, I like these! Mom said this ones done so good she just ordered some more! Heres her Iris, only ones bloomed so far! Mom says her grandma used to call these Flags, isn't that a funny name?!! And here's her azaleas, the great big one in the center hasn't bloomed yet, it's got buds but not yet! Funny how they do at different times huh? Maybe cuz she moved these from the front where Bambi was eating them, maybe they're just a different type! Oh here, you can see the buds of the center one here. See the white one is smushed into it cuz well... Dad thought it was dead and kinda put his wood rack right on top of the white one... Yeah moms gotta figure fixing that out still!   Well folks don't ask me why but mom took all these pics Before she did her gardening work- yup she did... So she's off doing her work now, who knows If she'll take more pics... All I Know is I'm Beat! I'm going to lay on my deck chair while she works! Mom put a nice towel on it so its more comfy for me!  Hope you enjoyed my day today! ❤️Missy  

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