I like tortillas. I like ice cream. I like my momma's peanut butter treats. I like cheese. I like chips. But what I really like is CHICKEN!
The Big Guy has been busy preparing to make his delicious gumbo for a party that I prefer not to think about at this time. (All those people make me a little desperate)
But for now all I can think about is CHICKEN. Kacy too. Kain too but he is learning that he can't be in the kitchen.
As I'm sure you can tell my broken nose is working just fine to sniff out the CHICKEN.
...I would either stop licking Kain sooner or move my big nose faster. As it stands I have a scratch on my chin, a puncture on the right side of my nose and....
....a broken nose.
I don't want to alarm anyone. After a quick visit to the weiner doctor I got a couple shots and sent home with more pills to keep me happy and pills to keep me healthy. My nose hurts a lot but I still feel like eating though drinking water is a little painful.
My momma reminded me of the time 5 years ago when the same thing happened. It was such a long time ago that I forgot all about it.
We are under strict supervision so I'm not really worried. In fact, Kain let me lick him for a little while today.
...so I weaseled my way into sharing Kain's bed. He must be tired or maybe he is finally giving in to my sweet ways.
My human and the Big Guy have been extra strict with all us to help Kain get into the "routine". We go for our early morning walk, usually with the Big Guy, then we go upstairs to the kitchen where Kain and Kacy get all of their medicine. We all know to sit in a line near the pantry and wait for our special treats that our human bakes for us.
Then it's back downstairs where we sit patiently and wait for our breakfast. Kacy drools and I find it hard to sit still but Kain just sits. I think he saves his energy for the eating frenzy. He wins every time.
We have nice long naps all day long until dinner time then we have to sit and wait again. You would think that we would get used to waiting but all we can think about is FOOD.
Shortly after, when I hear the garage door opening, we all freak out because it means the Big Guy has come home. I bark and bark and bark and Kacy howls and Kain WOOOOOFs.
We really like it when everyone is home because then we can play and get extra attention until it's time for our nighttime walk. We all head out and walk our usual route. There's always good stuff to sniff. My human says it's because there are a lot of other hairy beasts that live in our neighborhood. Sometimes we see other hairy things slinking and scurrying around but we usually get yanked away.
Back at home while my human and the Big Guy are getting ready for bed I like to do windsprints up and down the hall. Kain likes to run around with a toy in his mouth. And Kacy likes to avoid me while scoping out her first place of rest.
Then it really is time for bed and when someone crouches down and gives me the signal I bolt over and get lifted into the big bed where I have been sleeping for a long time now. It's really awesome. Except for when I groan and get laughed at.
Apparently Kain and Kacy have figured out that it is perfectly acceptable to share the same couch. My human seems really happy about that.
...woke up, packed a bag and left. Just left. No explanation or invitation. And she was gone for days and days. Then she came home last night and brought someone home with her. KAIN!!!! He got to go through the US border just like me. So now Kacy and I have a big brother. Kain isn't quite sure what to do with us because we are so friendly. And we want to lick him and play with him and sniff him. He's been growling at us a lot and he has shown us his big white teeth - don't worry Kain I remember what those teeth are capable of.
...and my big bro Kain is the first member. He may try to take control of the gang and I may let him. I haven't yet heard his exact ETA but my human said "get the house ready". She sounds really excited!
...my big weenie back operation. I barely remember it. My human and The Big Guy always remember it though and they remind me that even though I can superdog I do not have a super back. And guess what?
The Big Butt is on crate rest right now because she is having back problems. Kacy started limping around awhile back and she had to go see her doctor and get some x-rays taken of her back. She's got some ol' girl stuff going on and because it was bothering her so much her doctor said "In your kennel". Kacy's been such a good girl for so many years that her kennel has been folded up in the garage. I didn't know they made kennels that big. I bet I could escape from it pretty easy.
She is on some of that crazy medication that I have had to take for my back and she said she feels a lot better but my humans aren't taking any chances. Apparently it's easier to carry an 11lb weenie than a 76lb boxer up and down the stairs.
It was another great month in Canada. We finally picked up my big brother Kain and headed out to the lake. It was super fun getting to sniff everything out and run around like a wild little monkey. There were a few nights that it stormed so hard I thought we were going to be struck by lightning. I stuck pretty close to my human in the event that we had to leave. In the morning the ditches were full of water. That has never happened in all my time at Buck Lake. Makes it hard for a lowrider to get around when it's that wet.
We did all the usual things...
hanging out at the big river
Kain eating one of his favourite treats
Kain being forced to share one of his favourite treats
Me eating one of my favourite treats - cereal with a little bit of yogurt and blueberries
I got a lot of time to rest in the sunshine
after some good play time with Kain
(he was a lot nicer to me this year, my human says it's because he takes different medicine, I wonder if it's like that stuff I took when I had back surgery)
We stayed with some great friends in Calgary - but that crazy little dog booby Ruby wasn't there. Too bad because we had SOME REAL GOOD FUN chewing up all of her awesome toys. Kain was excellent at getting them out of the corner and I was excellent at ripping and tearing. They had little versions of my favourite yellow fuzzy balls. The humans in that house were really good to us. Kain got scratched and rubbed a lot and we both got special treats left on our pillows before bed. I hope we visit that place again real soon.
It was sad to leave Calgary, my human was really upset about leaving Kain behind again. But she knows that his human really loves him too.
We finally got back to Houston and Kacy came back home a few days later. She told me she had fun at Grandma's farm.
....but first - a little bone to pick....my human and the big guy are leaving without me. They told me that even though I'm a good little weenie and I travel so well on the planes, this trip is too long for me to go on. They could at least take me once and see for sure.
...but when my human pulled me out of my bag at airport security I pooped. I know, I know... I've been through there enough times that I should have it under control but it's been a year since my last trip and I kinda forgot what I was supposed to be doing. Acting calm, cool and under control.
Anyway, here we are in Calgary. My human is taking me everywhere with her but we still don't have Kain. Soon, I hope.
...my human told me that the lady I've met a few times who is so much like my human loved a cat named Molly. My human said she always tried to convince the lady to call the cat Stinky but Molly it was. The lady had Molly for years and years and Molly was a good cat to the lady. Kinda like my human is the only one for me, the lady was the only one for Molly.
Molly had some leg troubles and had to go see the cat doctor and cat nurses and they all thought she was fixed but she wasn't.
Last week Molly died and the lady is really, really sad. I hope she knows that all of us dogs and cats love our humans. Forever.
... and my human scared the poop out of me!!! Sheesh. I was doing what wieners do. You can't just go around touching them when they aren't looking!!
I may have screamed like a little girl but that is no excuse to laugh at me.
... think I did pretty good considering they were all strangers. But there was another wiener dog there. And she had looooong hair. And she was jumping all over me. I know I'm pretty irresistible but you gotta give a dog some room, women! They put me in the pen with her a couple times and she jumped on my back and started rubbing me. It felt a little wierd.
My human let me off the leash after a while and I got to sniff out the big back yard. I had to tell the big dog next door to back off. Then on the way home I was really tired. And I was tired the next day as well. In fact, I'm still a little tired today.
...I could tell just by the way he took his shoes off at the door. My human doesn't even do that anymore.
He was real nice and he had a good smell on him. And he paid me no never mind - but my friends have no fear because I have enough - I kept a mere 10 foot safety radius and hardly even tucked my tail.
...and I will always be the Canadian Wiener. But since my human went and fell in love with the Big Guy she told me that they have to go talk to some government people this morning about making us legal US immigrants. She thinks it might be the last hurdle so I'm keeping my toes crossed.
It's been a little chilly here in Houston for the past few days but I'm not complaining. We've been sleeping like a pack at night in the bed and I get the prime middle position. Always in some nook or crook.
A new year is also an anniversary for me. Four years with my human has included many kilometres/miles of travel. One road trip put me on the brink of death. Squished under airplane seats for hours on end with no complaints because the destinations are always fun and include my family on both sides of the border. I'm home if I am with my human.