Uncle Robert and Aunt Karen stayed with us for a week. I thought they would not be fun because I was not allowed in their room but they loved me and I loved them. They played with me and took me for walks and admired my calm demeanor. I don’t know what a demeanor is but Mama said it is important for puppies to have a calm one. This is a picture of Uncle Robert and Aunt Karen taking me for a walk into the woods. I like it back there it smells and I see cows and turkeys sometimes. There are a lot of bird sounds, too. forest walk

While Uncle Robert and Aunt Karen were here, their sons Jonathan and Neal came to visit. They brought Maddie I loved her and she loved me.  Mama said they would have to check Maddie’s suitcase before she left because she might kidnap me. She didn’t. But I loved her.

Then my grandpa and grandma had their 69th wedding anniversary and grandpa had a 90th birthday and there was a fun party. I got to play with Sam and Jonathan and Neal and Maddie and Aunt Dana and Uncle Paul and Grandpa and Grandma and Uncle Phil and Aunt Kitty and Aunt Cindy and  Aunt Margaret and Aunt Lisa and Mom and Dad ALL IN ONE DAY!


I was exhausted it was worth it. We played chase in the front yard that’s me in the middle front row I am long.  I like parties that is good because Mom and Dad take me to a lot of them! I am a good boy and everyone admires my cute face and that calm demeanor.  Mom said I have to party less and write more because people want to know how I am doing. I will try to do better but I have a lot of playing and sleeping and chewing to do,  be patient with me. Here is a picture of my spot to keep you happy while I think of another story to tell you. Dad has a place on our hill he likes to go to watch the sunset he takes me because I need to be worn out every chance we get. This is my spot enjoy

First Trip to Town

Mama took me into town today for the first time since I was a tiny boy. We parked at the top of Main St., and I had to walk a LONG way Mom said it was 6 blocks. I laid down 4 times so Mom would carry me. I peed.

We went out to lunch. Aunt Sam took this picture of me under the table at the Twisted Laurel. I was hot and a lady brought me ice cubes and water. I got to taste a little piece of chicken it was good I want more of that.

Then we went to Maggie Bs so I could be in the air conditioning it felt nice. Aunt Elspeth let me rest on the cold floor. Aunt Liz brought me a rag to play with and I fell asleep, she adopted my sister Hilda.

Aunt Sam is holding me now and I am soooooo sleepy.

Mama said we have to go to the Vet’s office soon I got a tick we need repellent whatever that means. I will get weighed, too because I am large for 9 weeks. And we have to get some medicine for Rory Gallagher to get worms out of his tummy. Dumb cat should not have put worms in there. Dad said it’s because Rory Gallagher eats mice and voles and lizards. That’s gross. I eat kibble I am civilized. And very tired.

A Walk with Hunter S Thompson

Hunter likes his air conditioning. A lot. This is what it’s like to take Hunter for a walk. Six steps, sit down. Coax. Twenty steps, lie down in the cool grass. Coax. Ten steps, stop and observe surroundings. Coax. Repeat.

Blue Dog

Aunt Marcia and Uncle Larry came to meet me Saturday night. They brought me toys and I got to tear up the paper and the blue dog squeaks!

They brought a tug toy and my blue dog and a travel bowl and other toys they rubbed my tummy. I think Aunt Marcia loves me. I think I love her, too. Aunt Marcia and Uncle Larry have a pretty dog her name is Ziggy and Mom said she is going to be my friend. Mom said I need to say thank you to them thank you! Thank you! Ruff snort chew. The blue dog is soft I shake it I bite it I kill it I love it!


When Mom sets you down in the garage after your first visit to an outdoor brewery and you’re too tired to move.