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Home Life is Different

I’m not sure what’s going on around here, but things are different than they used to be. Mostly, it’s just the younger daughter and Dad who are here in the house. Mom comes to visit, and stays with us sometimes, but she isn’t here all the time. I haven’t seen Rachel very much either.

Mazi and I are keeping each other company. Maybe when the weather gets better there will be more people around again…..


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This morning we did the thing I hate the most — my family took me and Mazi in the car to Mona’s, the Pet Groomer.

First of all, I don’t like to leave my house.

Second, I don’t like car rides.

Third, in the car Mazi and I share a very small space while Dad drives and Mom tries to keep us calm.

Mom sat in the back seat with Mazi and Dad held me while he drove (because I am so little). Mazi was very whiney. I knew there was something wrong with her, but they just weren’t understanding what she needed. They thought she was just nervous about the car ride. Mom kept saying “oh Mazi, you have the stinkiest farts!”, and Dad kept driving.

Finally, I wiggled out of Dad’s arms and got in the back seat and into Mom’s arms too, and smelled Mazi’s behind. I hoped they would understand….. Mazi needed to go outside and poop. But before we knew it, there she went! Right on the back seat! Oh, was it SMELLY!! Dad got the car to the side of the highway as quickly as he could, stopped the car and let Mazi out. Mom found a plastic grocery bag in the back seat and cleaned up the worst of Mazi’s mess, and then put napkins over the rest of it untill it dries. It’s too bad — Dad’s car is very nice, and has not had any big spills or stains before now.

After that, Mazi calmed down, and so did I.  That is, until we got to Mona’s.  We walked in the door of her store and there was a big scary dog there.  And then, the dog was gone behind the counter.  Very strange.  The next thing I know, Dad is giving me to Mona, and I am behind the counter.  It’s a scary place!  There are other animals back there, and lots of messy fur lying around, and equipment that looks like it’s going to hurt me.  Mona is pretty nice, but I prefer my family, and her store is a creepy place.

Thank goodness Mona clipped my toenails, gave me a quick bath & wrapped me in a towel and handed me right back to my Mom.  I got to come home with my parents.  Poor Mazi had to stay there.  I hope she will come home again.  If she doesn’t, I will really miss her.  Even if she does make a smelly mess once in awhile.

Ruff-ruff!


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Well, it’s another Sunday.  Our Christmas & New Year’s holidays are officially coming to an end.

The family’s vacations from work are over.  Dad went back preach at the little church he serves this morning.  Last night he said, “well, I’ve got to set the alarm clock again.”  He has a different job during the week, so he’ll be busy with that starting tomorrow.  It was strange for him to leave the house all dressed up in a suit this morning, after being able to stay with me in regular clothes for the past two weeks.

Mom went back to work last Monday.  But after two days, she was home again and not feeling very well.  She said something about having a “stomach bug.”  I didn’t see any bugs, even though I kept looking.  I don’t like bugs….they make me nervous.   I did notice that she didn’t eat very much.  As a matter of fact, she hardly ate at all for a few days.  So there were a lot less crumbs for Mazi and me to look for.  That’s no fun.

I don’t know what’s going on with the younger daughter.  Some kind of drama with her friends.  All I know is I stay out of the way and let Mazi sit next to her and cuddle with her, because if I do, she just tries to pick goop out of my eyes.  And that annoys me.

I think Mom is feeling better today.  She’s laughing and joking around more.  And she has been working on some art projects.  She uses this stuff called Modge Podge that’s really smelly — so when she brings it out, I get under my covers so I don’t have to smell it.

That’s all for now.  Ruff-ruff!



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