Hi, I am visiting my cousins, Wendell de Dogg, a 5 year old West
Highland White Terrier, and Bijoux de la Brume Oceane, a Coton de Tulear,
while my parents, Caribou and Laura, are on a 6 week tour of the countryside.
My Granddam, Nedda, has created a simple page to document my activities
so family members across the country can see what is happening with me and my
canine cousins. My Granddog, Marvin, thinks Nedda has too much free time!!!
For the latest in news, stories and pictures
scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Now for some pictures:
This one is a bit strange - my eyes really don't glow
in the dark!
That's my dad, Caribou, lying next to me,
on the floor. And my cousin, Wendell.
Here I am shortly after my parents left me - 8-7-00 -
I am on my "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" wonderful bed! http://www.letsleepingdogslie.net
is their website.
Now you can see both Wendell and Bijoux - she's the one
without the eyes!
Today is Friday - I have been here by myself since Tuesday, the 8th. My
cousins are on the ARF-BARF Diet, while I eat Iams. I want their food but they
aren't supposed to give it to me. This makes me sad. But my Granddam is sneaking
some of their supplements and veggies and occasionally a piece of raw chicken
wing or back or even a steak bone! Boy are my parents going to be upset!!!
You won't tell them will you? I hope not - it would spoil their trip and my
My Granddam has to separate us when we are feeding -
little Bijoux is nervous around me and wants to eat where she feels safe
so Granddam has been putting out three feeding rugs!
Wendell is at the top of the picture
and This is me on the other side of the
Bijoux is down here near the bottom.
She is also the one with the hair.
This picture is an aerial view that shows where the
dogs eat from time to time - the dynamics of where we all eat changes on a daily
Here are some after dinner romping pictures. It was
raining out so we couldn't go outside to play......
Being part Pointer I decided to point to Wendell - we
were playing a game of hide and seek and chase around the dining room table.
This is my Granddog, Marvin, holding Bijoux, while I am
get my neck scratched and Wendell is in the way! The basket in
the picture is not really laundry - it has some toys, grooming tools,
and a towel for drying us off.
That's all for right now. I'm sure they will
take more pictures!
Well, I said they would take some more - here are a
couple of us enjoying some Rib Steak bones - YUMMY!
I must tell everyone what has happened to me lately - the other day my
doggy-sitters had some corn on the cob for lunch and gave each one of us a cob
to play with. Well, Bijoux just licked it and started to eat it but they
took it away from her after a few minutes. Wendell really went at it and chewed
and chewed until there was only 1/2 a cob left and they took that away from him.
I, on the other hand, did not want to play fetch with it - I wanted to savor it
for another time so I proceeded to bury it behind and under some flowers and
shrubs. They thought this was sooo cute, especially the way I used my long
pointed nose to cover it up with the dirt.
Then, two days later, guess what ? I dug it up - like a real dog -
not like the "foo foo" dogs my cousins have turned into! It was, of
course, all covered with dirt - just the way we dogs like it but my sitters
wouldn't let me have it - the spoil -sports! They took it and tossed it into the
composter but I know where it is (my big nose to the rescue) and one of these
days, when they are not looking - I may just stand on my hind legs and reach in
with my front paws and get it! That sure will be fun!.
This morning, Friday, August 25th, I messed up a great photo -
op! Both me and my buddy, Wendell, were sharing the couch in
the greenhouse until Nedda came in with Bijoux to put her on the grooming table
for some brushing. Oh yes, yesterday, we all got our dew claws trimmed and I got
a very vigorous brushing - boy did the hair fly!!! Good thing it was done
outside - clever people this humans!
Today I think I will help them dig some flowers and plants in (out) of
their gardens. I don't think they appreciate my help.
Today, Saturday, August 26th, me and my buddy,
Wendell, had us an adventure to beat all adventures!!!!
Marvin let us out as usual, in the back yard (6
acres), to do our morning rituals - you know the scoop - well, then he went back
in the house - and guess what folks, we went a-hunting!!!!
When he came back out to get us we were no where in
site - OH S- - T! he must have said. When Nedda got up and asked what was
happening, he gave her the bad news - both dogs are missing! I replied the
same as he did - OH S- -T! Not very nice of us perhaps but honest and
So Marvin got in the car and proceed to drive around
our development and up the road and down the road - no sign of the dogs.
Meanwhile Nedda was out on the back deck with Bijoux and gave a few shouts of
WALLACE - WENDELL GET ON HOME; WENDELL - WALLACE COME! You get the idea.....
then she heard barking and went out the garage door and there was Wallace with a
surprise - and after a few minutes of LEAVE IT LEAVE IT he did! Then Wendell
came home and Nedda called Marvin on the cell phone to let him know the dogs
were back but he wasn't!
Apparently the dogs flushed out a creature and
decided to chase after it into the tall grass and weeds of our neighbors back
yard. But this time, they caught it - they still don't know whether it was me,
Wallace, or Wendell, that did the catching. Nor do they know the location of the
head and I am not telling - what a surprise awaits them somewhere!
You can see that Marvin doesn't look very happy
about this situation!
Here are some new pictures that we thought were cute
- notice the white dog on the spotted rug and the spotted dog on the white rug!
Here we are all lounging together - watching
TV, sleeping, or licking themseves.
That's it for now..
Well, today is Sunday, and we had another adventure
- they allowed me to go swimming!!!! something I just love to do and don't get
enough chance to do it. My parents promised I would be able to swim while they
were away but my grandparents weren't that lenient ( I thought grandparents were
supposed to be softies?)
Here we are getting ready to take a swim - Actually,
if you look closely we are still leashed but we snuck a quick dip....
Here I am swimming across the "channel" --
now off leash, off course!
And, Finally, a good shake! Notice the ears on me
and the mud on Wendell!
See you another day with another tail.....
When mom and dad finally came back to get me I was
soooo happy to see them
I had only one way to show them my happiness - with my tongue......they were
I would forget them after 6 weeks - how could they think that?
||My tongue was working overtime - I didn't know
who to kiss first!
Well, I am finally back home in Richmond, VA with
mom and dad. I was
beginning to wonder where I was supposed to live. Here are some pictures
taken the weekend we left Granddog and Granddam's home and headed south....
||And we are off - it sure is crowded
Mom and Dad are really much better looking but they
were tired from
all the traveling they had been doing. Here's a picture of them all cleaned up:
Here are some links to some other family doggie
Wendell and Bijoux's Home Page: http://www.tomhannock.com/dogs
My doggie Aunt Sylvia's page: http://www.tomhannock.com/sylvia
Information on the ARF Diet: http://westielovers.com/arf4westies/
You can email me c/o my granddam, Nedda at email@example.com