Friday, September 30, 2011


(Ma had surgery laster-week)
She wanted to post pretty pitchahs and thank all her wonderful friends and family for all the lovely get well wishes, bouquets of flowers, yummy fruit baskets, homemade meals and in-general help/support since her surgery!
She's feelin' a little bit better each day with lots of loving from Nurse June and Dr. Haze...and a lots of TLC from Da. We LOVE havin' her around all day, but we fink she'll be feeling good enuf to go back to work soon.

Here are just a few photos Da took of all the pretty flowers and fruits!
(too bad Da didnt take a shot of the delicious pasta et fagioli and mozzarella appetizer Lainey made; it was like a work of art and tasted so good!)...

Junie's Ma here:
To all my loving family and friends: Chris, Ma, Aunts E and Judy, Lainey, Maureen, Linda, Jeannine, Sandra, JD, TSWR, GSWC, Carole, Bonnie, Jim and Pat, Lisa, Jan, Melissa, Lisa, WA, WW/YOUniversity, my beloved dogs June and Haze and my pbp... Thank you all, SO MUCH for everything these past few days.... it means the world to me to have such support and love!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


The udder nite, me and Haze were outback sniffing around OUR TURF when I spied a weird looking cat...We started barking to chase it out (like we do with all the other darn cats in our yard) and it got real scared and lifted it's tail and squirted sumfin' on me! The freakin' nerve! Oh My Dog... it burned my eyes and nose and I smelled to high heaven! Da said sumfin' about a skunk (Maybe that's a smelly cat? I dunno)

I was going crazy rubbin my face on the concrete and grass. Haze didnt get squirted as bad since he was behind me, but he's a little bit stinky' too. :-( They told us that we'd be ok once they cleaned us off and that Blue got skunked once too... he even throwed-up form the smell; poor boy.

Ma had to run to Walgreen's to get baking soda for our "paste" So many people say use tomato juice but this stuff works better:

1 box baking soda
1 Qt. Peroxide
1 teaspoon Dawn dish liquid

Make a paste and apply to skunked area (careful of the eyes). Leave on for 15 min. Rinse with warm water. After drying, take a whiff, if we still smell, do it again.

Just a note of caution, do NOT pre-mix the paste to store, it can "explode"...just keep the 3 ingredients on hand. Another tip: we dogs usually get skunked when it's late and chilly. Try to check the yard before letting us out. Skunks spray OIL so rubbing with water will spread it. try to blot and apply paste in small areas. If after a few days we still stink (and we usually do, especially if it's damp or raining out) make a white vinegar and water solution (1/2 and 1/2) & soak a paper towel in it to wipe us down.
If the house stinks, spread cinnamon on a baking sheet and toss in the oven for a while on very low heat (200ยบ) Cautiously burn candles.

Ma and Da keep calling me stinky face, but I knows they still love me (and Haze). That pitcher is us after my treatment.... I HATED it, but I knowed Ma and Da was not hurting me, but it was SO COLD out I was shiverin' and barkin' and trying to run away! I was so traumatized, I let Haze snuggle close to keep warm BOL!

From now on, I'm staying away from striped cats!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lure Coursing MATCH

I did NOT PASS :-(
Who knew 600 yards was sooooo long? BOL! I did the coursing fun at the Hair of the Dog and I LOVE it but I fink that was a mini track to tease us and let us fink we can all run like the wind! Actchewally, I had LOADS of FUN which Ma sez is the main thing with activities for me... but I really wanted a ribbon.
So we got there and I was checked for soundness and Ma got a SUPER STAR bracelet... I was all set to run. I was number 8 and they were on 4... I was winnying and shaking and RARIN' TO GO!!!
Ma had to get me away from the course so I could calm down a second (Maybe this was my downfall? or maybe 'cuz I hadn't ever practiced on the big course? And then... I was up.
TALLY-Hooooooo and off I went. Down the stretach and thru the first turn and then I was running into the sun. Ma thinks I lost the bag... I looked up and saw Ma and Da so I ran over to them. They stopped the bags and so when I got back on course, they were just there and moving sooooo slow. I pointed them and stalked them. Since they were moving slow, I moved slow to sneak up on them BOL... Ma and Da were telling me to get 'em and take 'em but I was locked on point. Everyone was impressed with my point BOL and then they called time. boooooo. I had taken too long getting back on track and stalking that I didnt finish in time to PASS and get a ribbon. I hope I didnt disappoint Ma and Da. They said I was a good girl and had fun and then we took a walk near this lake, took some pitchahs and went home.

I fink I'm going to go to the next practice so I can get be really ready next time there is a MATCH or maybe an actual CAT!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

riders on the storm...

we've been busy cleaning up after Hurricane Irene...
Laster Sunday we had to evacuate and went up to Auntie Linda's... it was dry up there. Trees had fallen in her yard and the power was out, but we were all safe, together and no need for crates! (THANKS A MILLION!!!) While we were there we saw an eagl,
a BIG deer
and heard another HUGE tree fall.... TIIIIIIIMMMMMBER! It was a little scary!!
Me and Haze were really good about not getting to go out for fast fasts and even all week during clean up we've been good. We are bored and want to get out, but there is so much debris and "rat" water still around so we've been relegated to yard play. Haze was so happy playing fetch the other night wif Ma!
Anyway... back to the freakin' storm....we got a text in the afternoon that our basement was flooded and we headed home to see the damage. WOW. We had over 5 feet. Things were floating in the poopie water! The sump pump was working over time and evenchewally died :-( with about 2 feet left to pump! All our stuffs got soaked and ruined. We lost 2 dog beds and TONS of yummy Natural Balance treats!!!
Ma and Da and Grammy have been picking up the pieces, drying out photos, sweeping, mopping and making lists. It's very sad to see them so upset over stuff... We've also been very fortunate to have wonderful family support, friends offering their home, doing laundry and neighbors pitching in carrying things out and cleaning up. We are all in the same boat and even had to cancel our annual block :-(
It was just pouring out (again) tonight and the water/river may crest on Friday for the 4th time in a week. Since there's nothing left in the basement but a broken furnace and HWHeater, it's a waiting game for drying out, insurance adjusters and hopefully soon..... a remodel!

Ma and Da always wanted a tiki bar, so maybe there's the silver lining?