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by Bill

Time to say “Goodbye”.

March 8, 2018 in Health and Well-being, Observations

Play with me, Damnit!

Yesterday was the saddest of days of time for me and Flea’s mama and papa. They made the decision to put my little brother to sleep. He had been suffering from a fancy heart problem called “idiopathic pericarditis” on and off for almost two human years, and this time he was unable to beat it. Papa tried to keep him distracted, and of course that was pretty easy. He always wanted to play, specially with his blue ball. Even on his last day, when he was just standing there with his ears back and his tail down, all swollen up and having a hard time breathing, a simple “Where’s your ball?” question from Papa would bring him back to his fully alert state.


What a huge personality he had! He was actually quite funny too. He was always making the human people laugh. As his brother, I can tell you that he could be an annoying little bugger, too. He always tried to hump me in public to show off, and he wasn’t good at sharing his toys (although I eventually learned that I could play with any of them twice a day, at least for a few minutes, while he was “helping” Papa prepare our meals in the kitchen. That guy was crazy for food!).

Now it’s up to me to take care of Papa, and fix his broken heart. I promise I’ll do my best!

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by Flea

Dad cracks the whip!

May 17, 2010 in Health and Well-being, Training

Geepees! You know… I heard about some dogs that live in a far-away snowy land, and they have to pull humans on the snow on wooden cars with no motors. Well, no motors except for the dogs. I heard that they get raw meat thrown to them after pulling one of those things for a day, so I guess it’s not all bad. Still… humans are much bigger than dogs

Anywhich, the point is that Dad got really angrivated at me for eating sticks and then getting those sticks sticked inside of me or doing a big stomach-spit in the middle of the dark long sleep time to get them out of me. So he came up with this biking plan to keep me active while keeping him active too. It’s kinda fun, and I like to sleep a lot when we get home.  Still… it’s not as nice as eating sticks.