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Hey my friends – how was your week?  This week has been long and I’m really looking forward to mommy being home this weekend.  Now, if only there would be cooler weather – we would all be set.  You are probably looking at this picture and saying, “What in the world?!”

You see, mom gets these ideas in her head that when she needs (not wants – barks) something, she has to have it.  Is your mom like that?  Mom has been sitting on the sofa in the evenings because of her flare up.  She kept complaining to dad that they needed ottoman to put their feet up on.  So finally, she was like that’s it!  We are buying an ottoman.  She then told daddy to be ready in 10 minutes.  See, she’s like that.  Dad calls her high strung but he still loves her.  I’m not sure what that means.

So they left me in the house with the devil cat Hemi and Bacon and off they went.  About an hour went by and they came home.  Mom was all giggly and happy.  Daddy was lugging this gigantic ottoman in the house.  This is me trying out the ottoman.  I think it passes my comfort test.  What do you think?

And it’s a cool ottoman too.  It has a top and a bottom.  You can turn the top over and you have like a hard spot to eat off of place your drink or play a game – whatever you want to do.  AND it also has a great storage place.

And you know mom.  She’s a deal maker.  She got it 70% off at our local Ashley’s Furniture which we can’t say enough nice things about.  Way to go Mom!

Now I leave you my friends with Jokes from Daddy.  Enjoy and have an awesome weekend!

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Bella

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to our edition of SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this new series!


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Name:  Bella

Age:  5

Location:  Stockbridge, Georgia

Web/Blog Page:  N/A – I can’t risk anything taking away from my play time  (Bella will be checking in for messages.  Please my friends – let’s welcome Bella to the world of Blogville.) 

 

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Mom was the first one I met and I knew right away that she was going to cater to my every whim.  She seemed so happy to meet me.  Lots of smiling and even a little teary.  I had her rubbing my belly and playing ball with me within the first few minutes.  After just a short visit with me at my foster mom’s, she was completely hooked.  She put me in the car seat and we were off to go shopping!  We did have to pull over before too long though.  I had dropped my ball!  And since I’m not allowed out of my car seat, what choice did she have really?  Anyway, once we got to the store, I got new accessories to wear and tons of treats and toys.  We had so much fun picking out toys.  I got final approval before anything went into the cart.  Finally, we were on our way home where I got to meet Dad.  He was excited to see me too!  They made me feel so comfortable and I knew they loved me already.  I noticed right away though that they had other children.  That definitely concerned me.  I really require a lot of attention and I wasn’t sure how this was going to work out now.  It didn’t take long before I realized that the other kids were much, much older and did a lot of sleeping.  So, I was happy again.  My new parents made it pretty clear that I would get as much attention as I wanted and that they could even pay attention to all of us.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  Oh, I think I knew that right away!  Mom talked to me all the time and just seemed so happy to have me there.  My first night, she rubbed my tummy in bed right beside her until I went to sleep.  She also let me keep lots of my toys in bed with us.  I like having them with me wherever I am.  Especially those little tennis balls!  Those are the greatest things ever!  Sometimes I even sleep with one in my mouth.  And, uh, did I mention she pulled the car over to get my ball I dropped just 10 minutes after getting on the road?  Yeah, I knew she was keeping me and I was happy about it.

 What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  If I’m honest here, I really don’t get into trouble.  Some may think I’m on the spoiled side, but whatever…  There was one occasion I got yelled at big time and it scared me stiff!  Mom had opened the front door, and didn’t say “stay” that time, so I ran out and straight down the driveway.  Next thing I know, she was screaming at me and running right behind me!  I just stopped right where I was and laid down.  I wasn’t sure what I did wrong, but I know Mom was really scared and mad at me.  Ever since then, if I act like I want to take off out the front door, she’s really quick to tell me to stay.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  So easy!  That’s definitely Mom.  She’ll stop anything she’s doing if I want sit in her lap or I want her to throw the ball.  One of my favorite things to do is roll my ball under the furniture and stare at her until she comes to get it.  I know it’s a silly thing to do, but I like checking once in a while that she’s going to come to my rescue.  Of course, she always does.  I know Mom tries to spend as much time with me as she can too.  In fact, I think she used to sew a lot before I came.  I remember shortly after I moved in, she went in her room one day to sew something.  I was kind of in the mood to play ball though, so I kept going to the door with the ball in my mouth looking as pitiful as I possibly could.  She kept telling me to wait a few minutes and we would play soon.  I tried to wait.  I really did!  But it just seemed like it was taking forever and I certainly didn’t want her to forget that I was waiting either.  So, to rush things along, I started stepping on that pedal thing she was stepping on too.  I’m not sure if I really was helping, but I do know she quit sewing and we were playing ball.  I don’t think I’ve seen her sew since then.  To be fair, I’m pretty attached to her too.  I love snuggling and giving Mom kisses and I always give her plenty of hugs when she comes home from work so she knows I missed her.  I never go to bed without her either.  I always wait for her (this makes her feel guilty when she’s has to work really late).  Anyway, it all works out.  She knows I’m happy to be with her too.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  Me personally?  That’s a tough one.  I guess it depends on the humans.  Some may think it is crazy how much importance is placed on me.  Like I have no feelings and shouldn’t matter so much.  Those are the ones who are crazy.  I make it perfectly clear when I’m happy or pouting or feeling needy or whatever.  There is no way to not know I have feelings!  Therefore, I matter a great deal.  I have likes and dislikes, I love attention, I form attachments…  Oh, I could rant about this for days.  That’s probably the misconception that bothers me most.  THEN, there are those people who look at me and come to the strange conclusion that I am too spoiled!  I really don’t know how to even respond to them.  Too spoiled?  Ridiculous.


Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend Bella – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on 01/14/2016 in Bacon, Houdini, Spotlight Thursday

 

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Pay it Forward

Okay Friends – Here We Go!

My sweet friends at Nikitaland have started this monthly issue of Pay It Forward.  We asked for you to keep this in mind all month and to share things here today on what you have been able to do.  Paying it forward is not for bragging purposes – it’s an attempt to show how many different things we can do to pay it forward – lots of them don’t even include money.  Gestures that we take for granted may be a God send to another person.


What have you done this past month to pay it forward?  Here’s what mom/dad have done so far.

One night, mom/dad went to a local restaurant called Cracker Barrel.  They were having dinner, it was kind of crowded and this guy got seated between mom/dad and another couple.  You could tell that he was a homeless man.  He ordered two glasses of water and a coffee.  He was content with just sitting there, enjoying the heat from the fireplace and drinking his coffee.  He spoke to everyone that made contact with him – and was such a very pleasant gentleman.  He wasn’t asking for anything from anyone except for conversation.  Before mom/dad could buy him dinner, the other couple offered and did.  Mom went up to the register and also bought him a gift card to use at the restaurant so he could also come back for another dinner without having to pay.

Mom is also still continuing with her donations of plasma.  She has now made 13 donations and is getting closer to her commitment of 20. Some people ask does it hurt.  There are times when you can’t even feel the needle and there are other times that you feel it and continue to feel it until the donation is done.  Mom says that it doesn’t matter because what pain she does experience is nothing compared to the help it offers others.


My buddy Nikitaland made up a good deeds sheet.  You can get it here.  You can print it, hang it on your fridge and just jot some things down that you do during the month.  That way at our next meet up, you can share what you have done to PAY IT FORWARD.

AND if you are interested in getting some Pay it Forward bracelets, check out Nikitaland’s post here for ordering information.  Believe me friends – WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Next meet up will be February 3rd – mark your calendars!

 
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Posted by on 01/06/2016 in Pay it Forward

 

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Pay it Forward – REMINDER

Okay Friends – Here We Go!

My sweet friends at Nikitaland have started this monthly issue of Pay It Forward.  We asked for you to keep this in mind all month and to share things here today on what you have been able to do.  Paying it forward is not for bragging purposes – it’s an attempt to show how many different things we can do to pay it forward – lots of them don’t even include money.  Gestures that we take for granted may be a God send to another person.

My buddy Nikitaland made up a good deeds sheet.  You can get it here.  You can print it, hang it on your fridge and just jot some things down that you do during the month.  That way at our next meet up, you can share what you have done to PAY IT FORWARD.

AND if you are interested in getting some Pay it Forward bracelets, check out Nikitaland’s post here for ordering information.  Believe me friends – WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Next meet up will be January 6th – mark your calendars!

 
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Posted by on 12/29/2015 in Pay it Forward

 

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Pay it Forward – REMINDER

Okay Friends – Here We Go!

My sweet friends at Nikitaland have started this monthly issue of Pay It Forward.  We asked for you to keep this in mind all month and to share things here today on what you have been able to do.  Paying it forward is not for bragging purposes – it’s an attempt to show how many different things we can do to pay it forward – lots of them don’t even include money.  Gestures that we take for granted may be a God send to another person.

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REMEMBER – this is November and Thanksgiving is closely approaching.  What will you do to pay it forward this month?. Will you help out at a food bank?  Will you help out at a feed the hunger dinner?  Will you raise money or give to the food bank?  These are great ideas – especially for this time of year.  Can’t wait to see what you do my friends 🙂

 My buddy Nikitaland made up a good deeds sheet.  You can get it here.  You can print it, hang it on your fridge and just jot some things down that you do during the month.  That way at our next meet up, you can share what you have done to PAY IT FORWARD.

AND if you are interested in getting some Pay it Forward bracelets, check out Nikitaland’s post here for ordering information.  Believe me friends – WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Next meet up will be December 2nd – mark your calendars!

 
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Posted by on 11/18/2015 in Pay it Forward

 

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Pay it Forward – MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Okay Friends – Here We Go!

My sweet friends at Nikitaland have started this monthly issue of Pay It Forward.  We asked for you to keep this in mind all month and to share things here today on what you have been able to do.  Paying it forward is not for bragging purposes – it’s an attempt to show how many different things we can do to pay it forward – lots of them don’t even include money.  Gestures that we take for granted may be a God send to another person.

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 My buddy Nikitaland made up a good deeds sheet.  You can get it here.  You can print it, hang it on your fridge and just jot some things down that you do during the month.  That way at our next meet up, you can share what you have done to PAY IT FORWARD.

AND if you are interested in getting some Pay it Forward bracelets, check out Nikitaland’s post here for ordering information.  Believe me friends – WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Next meet up will be December 2nd – mark your calendars!

 
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Posted by on 11/11/2015 in Pay it Forward

 

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Pay it Forward

Okay Friends – Here We Go!

My sweet friends at Nikitaland have started this monthly issue of Pay It Forward.  We asked for you to keep this in mind all month and to share things here today on what you have been able to do.  Paying it forward is not for bragging purposes – it’s an attempt to show how many different things we can do to pay it forward – lots of them don’t even include money.  Gestures that we take for granted may be a God send to another person.

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This month mom/dad decided to do something that was a little different than the usual.  They eat out a lot on the weekends.  They decided that they would go out during the month and whatever waitress/waiter they met that really went overboard in kindness, they would leave a very nice tip.  I mean nice… not cruise around the world nice but generous enough that it would mean more than the typical tip.  That was their game plan and they stuck with it.  

So one place they went to they met a nice young lady and talked to her throughout their meal.  They learned she was supporting herself while going to school and working two jobs to pay for school and rent.  Mom/dad both looked at each other and knew this was *the one*.  At the end of their meal, they added their tip in on their charge and left.  They didn’t want anything in return – just a smile on the waitresses face in knowing that people that really care are out there.

 My buddy Nikitaland made up a good deeds sheet.  You can get it here.  You can print it, hang it on your fridge and just jot some things down that you do during the month.  That way at our next meet up, you can share what you have done to PAY IT FORWARD.

AND if you are interested in getting some Pay it Forward bracelets, check out Nikitaland’s post here for ordering information.  Believe me friends – WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Next meet up will be December 2nd – mark your calendars!

 
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Posted by on 11/04/2015 in Pay it Forward

 

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