Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wild Wild Wednesday

Furiends todays true but wild tail had to be told and we can not remain wordless on Wednesday.

To begin we had breakfast like normal, went out on a walk, did our thing...Not so strange right? Well when we walked out to check the mail....nothing...not even any junk mail. WEIRD! Then we heard loud noises that made us shake and when momma went out to investigate we found someone was using Tigger's (Doggy Nanny's Husband) lawn mower to mow the back yard. We figured it was one of his friends and were pleasently surprised. Then once that mystery was solved we all went for a mid day walk. On the way back we saw the mower person coming from our neighbors back yard. That scared momma so she loaded us up and we ran inside. Then we never did hear the mower again but started to smell smoke. Momma though she left the oven on from lunch (she does that sometimes) but it was not on. When she opened the front door she panicked. There was smoke all around us. She ran all over the yard looking for the source of all the smoke. She though the mower person had lit a fire on a burn pile and left it. Turns out the person in the field across the street had a BIG OL' burn pile. After an hour or so momma went back out to see if the smoke had gone down and it had. She snapped this with the iPhone.

After all that momma got a headache from all the yucky smoke and went to take a nap. Oh boy thats fun!!! We love naps. When she woke up she realized she napped too long and it was almost dark. So we had to run out and put the scooter up. We scooted around the yard a minute then headed fur the shed. Only to find the mower person put the mower in there. Our shed has a tiny scooter ramp and we don't know how he ever got the mower up there. So she called Tigger and asked if he could get it out. She is scared of the thing...BOL. Doggy Nanny came a few minutes later and they got it out. Luckily none of the tires were popped or anything (the ramp is narrow and has a raised edge on both sides). So momma drove us up to Doggy Nanny's as she drove the mower home. Once we got back momma went into the kitchen to find she left the water running and flooded the kitchen. As she was getting that cleaned up she realized grandma hadn't arrived. So she called her and couldn't reach her. She called a second time and grandma and she said "gotta go call you later". That had momma worried. So 20 minutes later grandma called to let us know she was finally on her way home and that she got caught on a call at work.

Whew what a Wednesday!!!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo and Bobo
*Scared Silly*

Wordless Wednesday

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo
*Porch Sitter Extraordinaire*

Monday, August 29, 2011

Errands with Mommy

We got to run some fun errands with mommy. First we went to the bank and got some nummy nummy bones. Momma calls this picture my cookie monster face. BOL

Then we stopped by the vets office. This time thankfully only to pick up some paper. But look at all the writing.

See momma now works fur the vet, as if she didn't spend enough time there, at least now she get paid. She is the new typist for Dr. Flanary. Momma quite enjoys her job!!!

Just checking Facebook from the road...

...then a quick nap.


OOH...Clearance bins!

EEK. Grooming Tools?!?!?!?

Nothing we need here momma...put that back!

We rounded out our trip with some SNO!!!

We love running errands with momma.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo
*Errand Girl*

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Weekend Fish Fry

Our day started with a phone call from Doggy Nanny. Seems she is hosting an event and we is invited. Momma spent all afternoon making a dress and picking out tags and such. Once all that was done we headed up to Doggy nanny's house.

Momma and Grandma parked their scooters and told us what was going on...

...Seems Tigger (Doggy Nanny's husband) went fishing and wanted to invite us all over fur a fish fry.

Here are Doggy Nanny and Tigger preparing the fish....

...And Tigger frying it!

While we waited Lilac got a drink...

I got a prime seat with full view of the kitchen and took pawsession of the iPhone. Had to pupdate our fb page about this wonderful foodables!

Once all the food was ready Lilac was first in line.


*Burps* Excuse me! That was some mighty good fish!!!!!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo and Bobo
*Expert Fish Eaters*

Friday, August 26, 2011

A Pawm Request

Dear sweet Bob, The upcoming blogville pawm is going to be a week of fun and excitement and I wanted to see if you would be my date. If so please paw-mail me ( a picture of your furry handsome self for our pawm fashion show post.

Mollie Jo

Pee Ess: Bob do you think your sis-fur like to be my bothers date? He is a shy boy, but if he knows how to have a good time! If she would like to go to pawm with Bobo paw-mail me a bee-oo-ti-ful picture of her in a dress for the pawm fashion show.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo
*The Match Maker*

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pawm Fashion Show

Furiends now that we are back we found out that there is going to be a blogville pawm!!!! So we are hosting the fashion show. Get you best back to school duds on and send your pictures. Our paw-mail is dogearedATbellsouthDOTnet

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Storm Damage

One night we saw some major storms coming our way. Momma decided to wait out the storm at Doggy Nanny's house. When we came home in the morning we found this:

Thats a big ol' limb!

It caused major damage to the porch roof.

We are furry glad that we were all at Doggy Nanny's when this big limb came down!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Monday, August 22, 2011

We Packed Lunch

To celebrate the first day of college classes we made momma a lunch.

Lets see....
Goldfish - check
Cheez-it - check
Slice Cheese - check
Jif Peanut Butter - check
Greenies - check
Ok...Maybe the greenies are ours but the rest is fur momma. my belly is rumbling! I am hungry now.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo and Bobo
*Pro Lunch Packers*

Back to School

Well it is that time of year....We went to pick up books and the Fall Semester has begun!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo
*Study Buddy*

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Grooming Day I will NEVER Furget

What began as a simple grooming session....

....turned UGLY when grandma got a "bright idea" and momma went along with it. On my left ear some coarse hair was growing in and made it appear that my ear floof was dented....

...So now I have NON-FLOOFABLE (Mollie-ism) ears.

I was in shock and momma cried when grandma took me floof away!

All me floof tossed too the side!

Now that my ears are now slightly furry they are much cuter that when they were first shaved. Momma no longer cries but says she will NEVER let that happen again.

My only wish is they look cute and floofy for the St. Louis Pet Expo. But I have 2 ½ months to grow them out.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo
*Floof-less eared poodle*

Saturday, August 20, 2011

We got our Heads Shrunk by Dr. Jones

While we were away we had a big thing happen.

Our day started out with a stop to the Paducah Bank.

Got nummy nummy bones.

But then we ended up at that usual place...the V-E-T!

It was time for Uncle Puppy's Shots and then we had a "pain free appointment" as momma called it.

Take the big one first!

They checked our records.

Got out all the tools fur Uncle Puppys shots and exam.

And began their work. Well as soon as the dogtor touched Uncle Puppy he lived up to his reputation of "The Tinkler". Poor boy could hold it at all! See Grandma she is having to push him so the dogtor could see him. He kept scootching back.

Then the dogtor turned her attention to us. See Dogtor Flanary recently added a new dogtor to her practice and one of her specialties is dog behavior. And supposedly thats what we were here for. -------------
Here we will let momma bore you with why she thinks we need our head shrunk!
What there is nothing wrong with us! Never mind the big heads!
(Thanks ASTA fur the pic)

Well my mother (Mollie and Bobo's grandma) and I had been discussing some things that had been happening in the household such as Bobo's "attitude problem" towards Uncle Puppy. He seems in the past few months to have turned very grouchy every time Uncle Puppy goes by he lunges at him and growls. Then Mollie will kick in and help Bobo. Also in public lately he had been lunging at other dogs and growling. He had never shown aggression to humans and never bit human or dog. Before we ever decided to consult Dr. Jones we began looking at when things took a turn. We pin pointed it to the ice storm of 2009. We had been living at Doggy Nanny's house with no power, no water, and no way out for over a week with trees crashing down, everyone stressed and then the most horrible thing happened during that time. Dolly, Doggy Nanny's cocker spaniel and Bobo's beloved companion, got very sick and later died. We all knew what happened but for Bobo, he didn't know where she went. He only knew she was gone and it happened during a time of major stress. Then after that he began going more instead of staying at Doggy Nanny's house. And we began seeing small things here and there but didn't think much of it. Later in 09 we began fostering dogs. It did seem to help bring him out of that sad place and socialize him some. But when Betty came in 2011 things took a turn for the worse. Her energy really did something to the overall feel of the house. Bobo became more apt to lunge and growl at Uncle Puppy, he was just in an overall foul mood and Mollie soon followed and became moody towards all the dogs. Then Ellie joined this pack and when I had decided to adopt her things got even worse. Bobo spent alot of time under the couch hiding and when I would play with or talk to Ellie both Mollie and Bobo would get mad and stare at me. In the car they would growl at her. That is when we decided to see if the new doctor at the Vet Clinic could help us find a solution. We sat and talked for over an hour about the behaviors, pack dynamic, and our hopes for the pack. She explained that Bobo's anxiety levels were always high (just his nature) and that added stress (uncle puppy, fosters, dogs taking his attention time away) were making him more anxious thus he would lunge and growl at the "stressful thing" to make it go away. She gave us some tools to use to see if they could help which include DAP, medicine (for Bobo to relieve stress) and new rules for the house. We put to use all of the tools and it really made a difference. Then once Betty and Ellie were adopted we could really see a difference in the house. Its peaceful here again. Uncle Puppy is no longer being lunged or growled at and Mollie and Bobo's moods imporved. Mollie was feeding off of Bobo's anxiety and doing what he was doing. So by removing the stressful things (fosters and Ellie) and putting Bobo on medicine we are all happy again.

This situation was a major reason I decided to let Ellie be adopted by Valerie. This house and pack was not right for her, although I really love her it was best for all. I know she is happy and now Mollie and Bobo are happy.

It was hard for me to go to the clinic and put this on the blog because I didn't want people to know my dogs were, at the time, out of control and behaving like they were. I was embarrassed but this entire experience was a good one for dogs and humans alike.

Right now I say the house is 99.9% better. We still have a moment or two where Uncle Puppy will get on Bobo's nerves and he might lunge but its way less severe and way less often.

So we all thank Dogtor Jones for helping us shrink Bobo and Mollie's heads. They are much cuter with small heads.
Mollie and Bobo here....
To top off our crazy day we saw this on the way home. BOL!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo, Bobo and the Tinkler!