Monday, September 29, 2008

School Update & Awards...

This is an old picture, but this is just what I did when I got
home from School yesterday...

OMdoG...It was soooo much fun...

I made six new friends...

**There was a Little White Maltese like Snowy & Crystal & Mango...

**A German Shepherd whose parents rescued him after his other parents left him in an Apartment when they moved out...WHAT'S WRONG WITH PEOPLE??...

**A Little Black Dashund ( I don't know how to spell that) like Lorenza - only a different color...

**A Little Black Cock-a-Poo...He was sooo cute & playful...

*A White & Tan Cocker Spaniel...He kind of had a crush on me, I think...

**And, a Wheaton Terrier who was kind of far away from me...
So we couldn't talk alot...
But, I'll make sure I get to know him better next time...

We learned how to take treats nicely, & we learned to "Sit" with a hand signal...

I wasn't happy with the School Lady when she told my Mom that if she wanted me to stop jumping all over everyone when they come to see us, that she needs to start ignoring me when she gets home until I calm down...

Sheeesh...I'm just saying Hi...

But, it was mostly fun & I got lots of treats....

And my Mom says I did really good & I was a very Good Girl...

Then I came home & took a nap...


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Oh...& I got two Awards...

This one is from Thor...Thank You, Thor!!!
This one is from Thor & Asta, too...Thank You, Thor & Asta!!!
I'm just gonna pass them on to ALL my friends this time...

It's really hard to choose...So when you stop by, just take one with you...

Cuz, I Love You all!!!

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Oh...& there are alot of you that are as excited about

Autobiography Week as Chef & I are...

Don't forget, no matter how old you were when you got to your Forever Home...

Make sure you stop by & tell us ALL about it...

And, leave a comment for us on the Blog to let us know you want to join in....

Abby xxxooo

Saturday, September 27, 2008

AutoBiography Week - Oct 20th...

Hi, Everydoggie, Kittie, Hammie, or Whatever...

Hey...Our Good Friend, Chef & I have organized an event we are calling
"Auto Biography Week"...

It's gonna begin the week of Oct 20th...& it's gonna be lots of fun...

We are inviting all of you to Blog about your early days as a Puppy, Kitty, Hammie, or Baby Whatever....

We want to know about any amazing experiences way-back-when that are especially memorable to you and your parents...Or about your ordinary past that was filled with love and fun...Maybe you'll want to tell us why your parents wanted a pet and why you were their pick of the litter... Anything you remember from your good old littledays will be fine...Maybe you'll just want to share your baby pictures and videos..That's good too...

Chef's Mom came up with this idea after reading my post last month about how my Mom chose me as her "Replacement Child" when my human sister, Chrissy got married & moved away...That was quite a chore to give a little pup like I was, but my Mom says I did it perfectly...

We've opened a blog page at: http://www.ourlittlestmemories.blogspot.com/ so everyone can post at the same site...Visit the site first for more details...Please leave a comment letting us know if you'll be back to post about your memories...

And please help spread the word by announcing
"Autobiography Week" on your blogs...

Me & my Mom want to Thank Chef & his Mom for coming up with this fun idea & for asking me & my Mom to be part of it...Chef's Mom has worked really hard on it, and helped my Mom overcome alot of her computer challenges...

I made a Button you can put on your Blogs to Link you right to the
"Autobiography Blog"...See it up there on my side bar???...

Please help us spread the word & post it on your Blog if you would like...

Abby xxxooo

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Gizmo, School Update & Awards, from Happy, Chef, & Mango the Maltese Kiddo...

First, & Foremost..

Me & My Mom want to send our thoughts & prayers to


As you know, Our Lil Friend, Gizmo went over the Bridge this week...

Run Free, Lil Man...We Love You...

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Ok...So I know more about my school now...

You see my Mom had to do "Paperwork" on the first day...

The only paperwork I know is "playing" with the empty toilet paper roll...

I don't think that's what they had in mind...

Anyway, My Mom came home with my "Homework"...

She has to say, "Abby, Look" & give me a treat...

I picked that up right away...Now I follow her all over the house & say,

"Hey, Mom...I'm Looking"...& she thinks SHE'S training ME...
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And...I got three new Awards...

This one is from Happy....Thank You, Happy!!!

“Com o Prêmio Dardos, se reconhecem os valores que cada blogueiro mostra cada dia em seu empenho por transmitir valores culturais, éticos, literários, pessoais etc. que, em suma, demonstram sua criatividade através do pensamento vivo que permanece intacto entre suas letras e suas palavras.“Este selo implica duas regras:a primeira, linkar o blog do qual recebeu o prêmio. A segunda – escolher blogs para entregar o prêmio.

"With the Premium Dardos, recognize the values that each blogger shows each day in commitment to transmit cultural values, ethical, literary, personal etc. that, in short, demonstrate their creativity by alive thinking that remains intact from their letters and words. "


I will pass this one to: Lorenza, Dewey Dewster, Asta, Petey, Chef,

Mango the Maltese Kiddo, Thor, Simba, DWTH Dog House, & JB...
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This one is from Chef...Thank You, Chef!!!

The rules of the award are:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you have nominated.

I will pass this one on to: Deetz, Joey & Tanner, Angel Cooper & Levi,


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And, this one is from Mango the Maltese Kiddo...Thank You Mango!!!

This is a very cool Portuguese Award and it means this blog invests in and believes that blogging makes us close. Proximidade translated to English means vicinity, or neighbourhood.

I will pass this one on to: Charlie Daniels, Deefor, Girl Girl & Bae,


Guss, Noah, Snowy & Crystal, Happy, & Sparky...


I know some of you have already gotten these, but you all deserve them again...

Abby xxxooo

Sunday, September 21, 2008

School & My Yankees...

So...Today was my first day of School...

BUT...My Mom didn't take me with her...

What's up with that???

How Can I Learn If I Don't Go????? Humans make no sense...

She did come home with this stuff & some "Homework"...

So I guess it wasn't a total waste...

And, She says I can go with her next week...

I'm sure it's gonna be fun...

I mean...If school involves Kongs & Treats & Stuffies...

How could it be bad???

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And, Tonite is the Last Game Ever at Yankee Stadium...

I want to Thank Petey, again, for taking me there on our date...

I had the time of my life...

I hope the New Stadium brings them lots of Luck next year...

I Love MY Yankees...

So, My Mom says we have to watch the rest of the game...

So....Go Yankees...

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Oh...& Thanks to those of you who warned me about playing with the toads...

My Mom says she will keep a good eye on me...

She says, I can look but I can't touch...

Abby xxxooo

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Spa & a Walk in the Yard...

My Mom had more time for me today...

She took me to the Spa first thing this morning...

When she brought me home, she took me outside to....Well, You know...

I kind of like my haircut this time...Remember how awful it was last time...

Last time they even injured my toe...So this time, they told her it was Free...

My Mom was really happy about that one...

My haircuts cost more than her's do...

See that wood pile behind me??

I found a toad on the deck one nite...

I think he lives in the wood pile, but I'm still investigating...

Oh, Crap...She just said it's time to go inside...

Look at this crazy picture...

My Mom was trying to get a close up of my cute little face...

As you know, I don't let her take too many pictures of my face...

She was trying to trick me by putting the camera right down at my level...

But, I'm smarter than her...

Abby xxxooo

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hi, Everybody...

My Mom is working really long hours this week...Lots going on at her job...

She doesn't have time for me, let alone my Blog...She almost forgot to feed me before she ran off to work this morning...Can you imagine????

We'll catch up this weekend...

All is fine with us...Hope you are all doing well, too...

Abby xxooo

Sunday, September 14, 2008

My Story...

I read a couple other doggies Stories on some other Blogs...

And, since my Mom is not very creative & our lives are boring right now...

I thought I would tell you where I came from...

Who do you think this is???

It's my Dog Mom, Chloe...She lives with my Mom's Niece...

Here I am with my Mom, Chloe & my Dad, Winston, he lives with my Mom's Niece, too...

My Mom really wanted a replacement child when my human sister, Chrissy got married & moved to Georgia, so she told her Niece that, if Chloe & Winston had puppies, she wanted a little girl that looked just like Chloe...

So on March 17, 2006 I was born...That is St Patrick's Day, so I must be Irish...

There were 4 of us...& my Mom's Niece had Forever Homes for all of us before we were born...

I was born last & I was the smallest...After my 3 brothers were born, & they all looked like my Dad, my Mom's Niece was thinking maybe they weren't gonna get a little white girl puppy for my Mom...But then there I was...

Here's what I looked like when I was a puppy...I was just what my Mom ordered...


I was pretty cute, don't ya think??

My teeth aren't straight, but, then, my Mom really wasn't looking for a show dog...

She just wanted someone to keep her company while she watched the Yankee Games, & I do that really well...

Here I am with my Best Friend, Tigger...

She went away for awhile, but then came back...

My Mom says when I was a puppy, I could turn myself into a pretzel...

This is my First Christmas...

I already knew how to peel a Tennis Ball...See it in the background??

So, that's a little bit of my History...

I'm a very lucky little dog to have sooo many people that love me...

I wish ALL doggies & kitties had that too...

Abby xxxooo

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Hey, Chef's Mom had a great idea...

She thought it would be fun to have an "Autobiography Day"...

So we're gonna see if we can organize one...

There's a Poll up there on the right side of my Blog...

Chef has one, too...

Please let us know if you think this would be a fun thing to do...

Abby xxxooo

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Rusty's Squirrel Patrol...

As you all know, I'm an Expert Squirrel Hunter...

I know right where they are, I just need my legs to be a little longer...

See, Here I am in Action...
Well...My friend, Happy told me about Rusty's Squirrel Patrol...

So I went right over & joined...

This is my Official Squirrel Patrol Certificate...
I'm going on a hunt right now...

Abby xxxooo

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Oh...& Me & my Mom want to send our prayers out to all our friends in

Texas & anyone in Ike's Path...

Also, please pray for Deetz, his little/big Brother, Gizmo, & their family...

They are going thru a tough time right now...

Prayers are a great thing...We all need them now & then...

Thanks...

Abby xxxooo

Thursday, September 11, 2008

9/11...We Will Never Forget...

Today is a day for reflection...

We Will Never Forget...

God Bless the USA &

Watch Over Our Brave Men & Women in Uniform

Who Serve Her So Well & So Selflessly...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Making Sure Everything is in Place...

Since I was sick, I really haven't felt like keeping track of what's going on around the house...
My Mom took me for a walk around the Front Yard...
You can come along if you want...
Look at that silly Rose Bush in the front of the house...
It's growing right in front of the window...
My Mom didn't want to cut it off cuz there is a really pretty rose there...
She says she will cut that long branch off after the rose is gone...
Lots of Pee-Mails to catch up on...
Lots of Get Well Cards from my friends in the neighborhood...
Just making sure no one has been messing with my Dad's truck while I was sick...
I usually keep a really good eye out from my Look Out Spot in the window,
but I've been kind of slacking this week...

We missed Rosco Wednesday this week...

I told him he can have two days next week...

Thanks, again for all the good wishes...

Abby xxxooo

Friday, September 5, 2008

Hi, Everyone...Abby's Mom Here, Again...

Don't worry...No more bad news...

Just wanted you to know that last nite when I got home from work, I was greeted by my Little Abby acting just like herself...

She was bouncy & wagging her tail & jumping all over...She was clearly feeling better...

She is still on her meds & eating her diet supplement that the Vet prescribed...I'm still going to give her the pain meds for a couple more days, but she is definately back to normal...

With her being so sick, we have had a hard time keeping track of what's going on with everyone...We'll be catching up with everyone this weekend...

Thank You for all your kind words & prayers & paw crossing...DWB is a great family & Abby & I are sooo happy to be a part of it...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I'm Home...

Hi...I'm back home now, & I gotta tell ALL of you....

NEVER, NEVER, NEVER get "Pan crit itus", or whatever it is...

It is awful...It hurts REALLY bad...

The Vet told my Mom it is like a human getting "Up end dis itus"...

So, I guess anything that ends in "ITUS" is BAD...

I was really scared & my tummy was all hard & big & it hurt really bad....My Mom didn't know how to pick me up, cuz when she touched me it hurt...

The Vet stuck that thing in my butt to see if I was too hot,
& I tried to bite her cuz I was sooo sick...

THEN, the Vet picked me up & my Mom had to leave me...I know she didn't want to cuz she was doing that leaky eye thing, but she told me it would be OK...

OK...My Butt...

They stuck my leg with a big needle & hooked me up to some water bags & put me in a cage...

They called it the "Suite"...I called it a cage...

The only thing that was good is I had my bed & my Piggy...

The Vet did help me, though, I think, cuz after they stuck another needle in me I started to not hurt so bad & I got really sleepy...Then they took some pictures of me with a big camera...

So I slept alot & then Mom came to get me...
I was really happy to see her & I felt a little better, but I was still very sick...

Sometime in the nite I started feeling better...This morning I am still not myself, but I ate & Mom gave me some more of that sleepy medicine, cuz my tummy still hurts - she didn't stick me with a needle, though...

My Mom took the day off to be with me & to say Hi to all my friends...I'm sleepy, so I'm laying right by her in my bed telling her what to say...

So, Thank You for all your good wishes...

I could feel all your good vibes coming my way when I was at the Hospital yesterday...

I know that helped me get better, too...

Abby xxxooo

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Abby's not feeling well...

Update:

The Vet says Abby is responding well to the fluids & antibiotics...They say I can bring her home with medication...

I am going to pick her up in a little while & will be watching her closely...I took a vacation day from work tomorrow so I can keep a close eye on her...

I'll help her catch up on everyone's Blogs tomorrow...

Thank You for all your concerns & good wishes...

Abby's Mom

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Abby's Mom here:

Yesterday Abby was very clingy...She just wanted to be held & cuddled...

She woke me up at 4:00AM this morning & she was shaking & her tummy was very rigid & I could tell she was in pain...I called the Vet & got their Answering Service...The Vet called me right back & said she would meet me at the office...So off we went...

The Vet said she needed to keep Abby there & run some tests...Poor little Abby was so scared...It was so hard to leave her there, but I knew that was the best place for her right now...

I brought her bed & her Piggy Stuffie with her when I took her to the Vet, cuz I thought if she had to stay, she would feel more comfortable if she had her own bed...I asked the Vet if she could have it with her & she said she could...

It's now, 6:40AM & the Vet just called me...They have done blood work & X-Rays...There is no blockage, so that's good...Some of the levels in her blood work are elevated, so the Vet believes she has Pancreatitis...They are giving her fluids & antibiotics now...They also gave her some pain medicine...They think she will be OK...& I may be able to pick her up this evening...

The Vet said she is alot more comfortable & she is laying in her bed with her head on her Piggy...

I'll let you know more when I know more...