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Paw Time with Houdini

Oh friends – come closer.  See that toy mom is holding in her little paw?  It will be the death of me.  Mom/dad bought it for me last weekend because I’ve been a good boy and they thought I needed another outlook for all of my energy besides chasing Hemi.  I thought chasing Hemi was just fine but I was wrong.  This toy.. this toy is “it”.

You see it’s like a pyramid and then there’s that amazing tennis ball inside of the pyramid.  I have tried *everything* – and I mean *everything* – to get that ball out of the pyramid.  It mocks me.  I can lick it.  I can put my snout in between the slats and sniff it – even touch it.  But I.can’t.not.get.the.ball.out!

I spent all day the first day walking around with this contraption in my mouth, barking at it, chasing it and demanding for that ball to GET OUT.  But it wouldn’t.  Mom says that the ball is working.  I don’t understand that.  The ball is NOT working.  It won’t get out and play with me.   You just don’t understand the frustration.  Mom even took a video of me with said ball.  You will even see my ‘cave’ under the chaise. I made this cave by pulling the blankie down and moving the ottoman closer.  It’s my private place.  We all need one of those, right?  I hope you see how difficult that ball is being.

Afterwards, make sure you check out Jokes with Daddy.  It’s a classic today.  Thanks my friends!


Posted by on February 17, 2017 in Houdini, Jokes with Daddy, Paw Time with Houdini


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Paw Time with Houdini

Oh dear friends – I can’t keep my head up.  I’ve been tired all week.  I watched the Puppy Bowl last Sunday and got really into the game.   I barked.  I ran around the front room.  I pounced.  I played.  I wore myself out.  Heck, let alone when mom/dad’s Super Bowl came on television, I could barely keep my head up.  I admit it.  This is me – one tired little puppy.  Daddy said I didn’t miss much from his game and that he had more enjoyment watching me with the Puppy Bowl.  It was fun for sure.

Yawns… I’ve gotta go take another nap.  I’m so tired still!  Enjoy Jokes with Daddy my friends.


Posted by on February 10, 2017 in Houdini, Jokes with Daddy, Paw Time with Houdini


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Paw Time with Houdini

Barks!  Hey friends.  How has your week been going?  Do you smell that??  It’s the weekend!  I can finally smell it and trust me, I won’t be kicking anything over on it.  I’m ready for some snuggles and laptime.  And I know mom/dad will both be home Sunday for the big game – the adult Super Bowl.  Of course, I will be catching the Puppy Bowl before that – can’t wait!!  So much fun is going to take place this weekend.

We got the new fridge just in time and it’s filled with goodies for the big day.  Will you be watching too?  Our Atlanta Falcons are playing right here from our backyard.  Mom bought me a jersey that I’m going to wear all day long – you know to support the team.  The goodies are being pre-planned and the electronics are being set.  I’m practicing my “Rise Up” look in this picture.  Can you see it?

Now I leave you with Jokes with Daddy.  Can’t forget about pops today.  Enjoy and have an awesome weekend!!



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Paw Time with Houdini

Hello friends – BARKS!  I hope you have had a wonderful week.  I wanted to share a picture with you that my brother Bacon took of me a couple of weeks ago.  Mom laughs at it and says it’s cute while dad says it’s a huge lie.  What’s the lie?  I think mom has it right and my shirt tells you everything about me.  Right?  I mean I am the angel here at the Hotel Thompson.

This weekend we are resting up for the big game.  You know the Super Bowl.  Our Falcons right here from Atlanta will be playing.  Dad says it’s going to be an awesome game.  We can’t wait – Go Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and the rest of the players.  Rise Up!

Now I leave you with Jokes from Daddy.  Hope you enjoy and have an awesome weekend friends.


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Journey with Friends – Week 3

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!

January 15, 2017 – And on the seventh day, God rested.  Thank goodness for Sundays.  Sundays are my do nothing day.  No workouts.  It’s a me day to do what I want/need, like catching up on my blogs and watching some television to see what’s going on in the world.  I like to refer to it as my no worry day.  I don’t have to watch the clock for time.  But on the other hand, it’s also my catch up day with cleaning and laundry.  So no workouts but these other activities do count too, right?  Miles Moved: 0:41 (which is not really accurate because I didn’t wear my i-watch for most of the day)

January 16, 2017 – We were off from work today in honor of MLK.  This gave me lots of time to get up and move it – move it. I persuaded the hub unit if I took him out for breakfast he would then do my errands with me and then walk the stadium down the street.  I think he enjoyed it although he’s not admitting to it – LOL.  When we got home, he said he wouldn’t mind walking the stadium again.  I’m sure Lucifer misses me but hey the great outdoors was calling my name today and I grabbed it.  This is going into my third week.  Last week was up/down.  This week will be so much better.  In fact, I’m pushing hard between now and the end of the month to step it up a notch.  In fact, on my i-Watch today, I completed all of my rings on my activity!  Miles Moved: 2.06

January 17, 2017 – Back to work today!  Today was a busy day with being off for the holiday yesterday.  I did manage to get in a quick walk outside and around the building.  Unfortunately I wasn’t wearing my tennis shoes so guess what I got.  Yep – nods head – two blisters under both feet.  Joybells – I’m so excited.  But you know what?  When I got home, I put on two pairs of socks and my tennis shoes and hit Lucifer – go me!  I felt so much better.  I’m not going to let some blisters get in my way – no way!  And today, I filled all of my rings again – go me!!  That’s 2 days in a row.  Miles Moved: 2.61

January 18, 2017 –  Icky – it’s trying to rain outside today.  I really enjoy getting my walks in around mid-day to break up my routine.  I did bring my umbrella into the office in case I can get out.  And yes, I brought my tennis shoes today 🙂  I thought I would tell you more about the ‘rings’ on the i-Watch.  The red is your ‘move’ activity.  Currently, my red is set to burn 320 calories a day (this goes up/down weekly according to what you are doing).  As you get closer to your goal of 320, the red line circles around.  The green is your ‘exercise’ activity.  It is set for 30 minutes a day.  You can set your workout clock on your i-Watch and exercise throughout the day – you don’t have to do everything at once.  All of your exercise adds up to your day .  And the blue is your ‘stand’ activity.  This one really comes in handy with me because at times, I forget to get up from my desk and move around a bit. I hope that helps you understand more about my activity rings.  Miles Moved: 2.74

January 19, 2017 –  There’s a lot to get done at the worky place today.  I’m feeling kind overwhelmed.  I got in one quick walk around the parking lot and that was it.  I think with the work that I have to complete, my lovely blisters and things that I have to get done at the house in the next couple of days, I need to distress tonight.  Walked Lucifer when I got home.  Didn’t get all of my rings filled on my activity levels, but I can live with that.  Got so much done at work.  Miles Moved:  2.56

January 20, 2017 –  Woke up with a migraine.  Don’t you hate those?  Stayed low key today and tried to take care of me – my head and my feet.  Didn’t move too much.  Miles Moved: 0.87

January 21, 2017 –  Today is a new day!  Feel so much better.  Got the hub unit out with me and we ran so many errands together.  Miles Moved:  1.80

Thought of the week:  In the beginning, I was thinking that I just *had* to move ever day and work out.  I’m just starting.  You can’t take someone that is so sedentary behind a desk and blaze through life.  It’s about finding a balance that works for me.  So next week, I’m focusing on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday during the week working out hard.  Saturday I will do the same with the hub unit in tow.  The other days (besides my day of rest Sunday), I will still move but not focus on the working out.  I’ll see how this works out.  I’ll keep you posted.

This week walked: 13.05

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  33.44

First Weigh In 01/15/2017:  -6 pounds


Posted by on January 23, 2017 in Journey with Friends


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Paw Time with Houdini

 Barks!  Happy Friday friends.  Hope you have been having an awesome week so far.  It’s down hill from here – I can see the light of the weekend.  Hopefully this weekend I can rest and relax with mom.  Last weekend, I went for my yearly wellness check.  This is me and my doc, Dr. Waggoner.  He’s a pretty cool guy for sure.  He said I was in good health and my weight was great – isn’t that what we all want to hear?  In fact, my weight was actually down a little from last year.  Dad was worried because someone has been giving a few extra treats here/there.  So no worries daddy – bring me some more treats – barks!

Mom said I was her sweet little trooper today.  I got three shots and not one single time did I whimper or cry.  See, I was a big boy ❤  And I don’t have to go back for another year – now *that* is awesome.

Now, I leave you with Jokes with Daddy – I know you can’t wait for that.  Have a great weekend dear friends.


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Journey with Friends – Week 2

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!

For the new year, I’m going to keep a diary here on my Journey with Friends on my week.  I hope it makes you smile, laugh and if the occasion arises, inspires you to kick me in the butt to get me off my butt.  I’m also using Apple’s i-Watch technology to keep track of my movements throughout the day.  I hope you enjoy it friends!

January 8, 2017 – And today is a day of rest from everything.  Sundays will be my day – a day that I don’t have to push myself.  A day that I don’t have to count calories per say.  It’s me day.  The day I will kick my feet up and not monitor anything.  I like that.  It gives me a break for sure.

January 9, 2017 – This morning I was going to roll out of bed and into the workout room to Lucifer.  It didn’t happen so much – giggles.  However, I did take two small walks at work and then after dinner, me and Lucifer did meet up.  I’m doing random hills on the treadmill.  Doesn’t sound too bad but let me tell you, I’m on program 2 and building my way to program 10.  Those hills come out of no where and kick your butt.  And last night I kicked it on Lucifer.  I guess screaming out, “Who’s your mommy”, to the treadmill was a good thing – LOL!  Miles Moved: 1.93

January 10, 2017 – For some reason today, I woke up yucky.  I hope I’m not coming down with another cold.  I really don’t have time for this.  I didn’t keep my date with Lucifer tonight; however, I did walk at work a bit during a couple of breaks.  My food intake today was not the best.  Lowers my head in shame.  Miles Moved:  1.14

January 11, 2017 – Again, I skipped my date with Lucifer and I admit that tonight I was not on plan with my new way of eating.  I did take a really LONG walk at work during break.  That made me feel good.  I’m still having issues with my nose – it keeps running.  Maybe it’s the weather?  Maybe it’s my sinuses?  Maybe it’s just my body trying to stall me out from this way of eating?  Miles Moved: 1.25 miles

January 12, 2017 – Enough is enough! I have been such a slacker this week.  Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was this new way of living.  I made my date with Lucifier and we had a hot date – really hot.  In fact, I almost made all of my circles today.  It was a proud moment!  Miles Moved: 2.12

January 13, 2017 – Finally it’s Friday!  Thank goodness for that.  What a long week.  I think it is really helping me to take a little walk for lunch.  Even if it is not a treadmill day, this walk helps me to get in some of my time.  Miles Moved: 1.37

January 14, 2017 – Saturday’s have been interesting.  It’s not my normal treadmill day but yet I still feel the need to get a walk in doing something.  So today was errand day and trust me there were a lot to do  at the end, I was worn out in a good way!  Miles Moved: 1.86

Thoughts of the week:  This week was not as good as last week.  There were some stumbling blocks and no my food was not as clean as it should.  And this was weigh in week.  Can I get a drum roll please?  I am down 6 pounds – ❣️ I will take it!!  The next weigh in will be in two weeks.

This week walked: 9.67

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  20.39


Posted by on January 16, 2017 in Journey with Friends


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