Monthly Archives: October 2016

Spa Day?

My Margret said we were going to have a spa day, she tried to make it sound like it was something fun. But she couldn’t fool me I knew that meant we were going to have a bath.

My Margret said she and My Greg must have the only two Golden Retrievers in the whole world that don’t like water.

She had to lift both Bess and me half way into the tub before we would get in the rest of the way, and that was with a tennis ball in the tub. Bess also laid down flat on the floor to make it even more fun. But Bonnie jumped in when it was her turn and pretty much didn’t want to get out. Bess and I don’t understand her at all.                                                                   Oh and we also don’t like blow dryers so we had to stay in the stairway until we were mostly dry. 

This is before My Margret turned on the blow dryer.
This is right after she turned the dryer on.

We liked hanging out with My Margret while she brushed and towel dried us.

Then we had to wait while we dried some more.

Are we dry yet?

Please can we come down yet?

~ this is Belle “the head of the squeaky clean bunch” for the rest of the pups and kitties.

Watcher of the Big Corn Eater Thing

So we live on a farm and tonight there’s been this really really loud thing outside that’s eating up the tall stuff that is called corn. 

So I decided that it’s my job to let My Margret and My Greg know when it’s by the house. Every time I see it I run and ring the gotta go chime so I can go out in the pup pen and keep an eye on it. My Margret’s been a bit slow tonight so I’ve been giving it a full head shake to get her to hurry up.

My sisters have been taking turns going out in the pup pen with me because you know it’s dark and that big thing with three eyes that eats the corn is kind of scary.

After it goes away we go back in the house where one of us keeps watch while the rest of us take a nap. 

Then it starts all over again. 

~ This is Bonnie “the watcher of big corn eater things” for the rest of the Pups and Kitties.

Note from My Margret: You can see the light of the combine through the window. This has been going on all evening and the pups especially Bonnie are wearing themselves out!

Go Cubs!


So My Margret has been acting strange lately.  She and My Greg have been watching something called baseball on the big box in the living room.  My Margret has been so loud while they are watching it that my sisters and I have been worried about her.

The first time it happened Bess took her one of her stuffies.  The next time it happened I went and sat by her and laid my paw on her arm to let her know it was ok.

After that we all just kind of hung out close to My Greg and watched her.

They just turned on the big box again to see more baseball something called the World Series…. GO CUBS!!!!!


~This is Belle “the we’ll keep an eye on her” Pup for the rest of the Pups and Kitties



So like it was my turn to go visit our vet for a check up. I don’t like to go for rides. It makes my tummy feel yucky so I usually break out my stubborn puppy paws in an effort to not go down the back steps to get into the car. My Greg tried something different this morning, we went out the front steps and it was awesome, there were so many smells and things to see that I jumped right into the car and off we went!

Once there I knew the drill and climbed right on the scale when I was supposed to. I weigh a dainty 72.5 lbs. which is like more than I’m supposed to weigh so like Belle I’m hoping they didn’t notice. Shh… don’t tell them ok?

So like I’m healthy and didn’t notice when I got my shots because of all the sweet talk and cuddling I was getting from My Margret and My Greg.

The cuddles almost make the car ride worth it. Almost.

~ this is Bonnie “I’d rather walk than ride” Pup for the rest of the pups and kitties.

Belle Update



Since I keep watch over everyone in my home I tend to not let My Margret know when I don’t feel good. She is learning that my “I don’t feel good” signals are very subtle and she’s getting better at figuring it out.

Day 3 of medicine and I feel so much better already that I gave My Margret my tennis ball for a game of catch at 5:15 this morning.  I mean doesn’t everyone play ball when they first wake up?

~this is Belle “the I’m feeling better and it shows” Pup for the rest of the pups and kitties.



My Margret took me to our vet this morning because I had a hot spot and what she thought might be an ear infection. 

I stayed really close to My Margret while we were waiting.  I don’t like waiting very much but I did get to meet Mazie dog who was about the size of Linus kitty.

It turns out that I hurt my toe, (they aren’t sure how and I’m not talking) and in licking it to make it feel better the hot spot started.  My ears are inflamed but not infected yet.  Oh and I weigh 75 lbs. I don’t think anyone noticed because I haven’t heard the d word yet.

This medicine is supposed to help me feel better soon and I have to wear the cone of royalty but that’s ok I’m kind of used to it.

My Margret told My Greg that I was a good girl. I walked nicely past our outdoor kitties on the way to the car. I climbed up on the scale and turned around and sat quietly st the vet office. And I sat like a good girl in the backseat when I really wanted to be in the front. 

~this is Belle “I see cheese and hot dogs in my future” Pup for the rest of the pups and kitties.