Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Teefer Tuesday

Momma put up our Christmas tree this weekend. Then she pulled out her camera (of course!) and told me to say cheese. I said "teef!!" instead!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wonderful walkies!

 So last week I was complaining about how COLD it was! But then yesterday Momma came home early because she had to see the dogtor for a checkup. (I hope they didn't put thermometers in uncomfortable places!) It was already pawesome having her home early, but then she said, "It's such a pretty day, Matilda. Let's go for a walk!" She didn't have to ask me twice!! I was at the front door waiting on my harness before she even got out of her work clothes.

It was a beeYOUtiful day, and we were both in high spirits.

 I'm so glad Texas weather is wonky, so even if it gets really cold, we still have pretty days like this one not too far off.

Let's keep walking furever, Momma! ...Or at least until dinnertime.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

What the woof?!

Yesterday morning, Momma and I went for a walk. She was just wearing a long-sleeved t-shirt, I was in just my furs and harness, all was grreat. I chowed down on breakfast while she went to the grocery store. Then when she came back, she'd BROKEN something outside!

What was dat sound??

The leaves started blowing across our yard. I kept hearing sounds from the front door AND the backyard. Momma said it was just the wind blowing things around. Yeah, right, "wind."

Is that a frost giant walking by?

The wind kept blowing and the temperature kept dropping. I stayed cuddled close to Momma for warmth the rest of the day and snuggled under the covers at night. Then today when I went for my walk, Momma was so bundled up you could barely see her. I wore my warm coat AND my waterproof coat. It was still so cold! Momma said the weather people said it was 22 degrees and wind chill of 11. Um, hello, I did NOT sign up for this! I am a TEXAS dog, not a Siberian!!

Where do I register my complaint?

Momma had better fix this REAL quick. And she'd better not give me any more of that "I can't control the weather, Matilda"!

Arty, Rosy, and Jakey are organizing the card exchange this year! Be sure to get them your info before 11/20!

Friday, November 8, 2019


I know you've all been waiting to hear how Chianti's Quest turned out. Well, of course Chianti is a wonderful momma, though she has her own idea of how things should be done!

Sadly, our game had some extra hard levels, and two of the little pups just weren't strong enough to make it. We all love little Mipha and Epona and will remember them always.

This is little Princess Zelda, the only surviving female of the crew.

And these handsome young men are Link and Zuko!

 We're very happy to see what Chianti's babies grow up to be! Within a few weeks, we'll know if they're full boxers or mix puppies. (Which affects their adoption costs.) But we'll love them no matter what!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Chianti's Quest

This sweet little lady is named Chianti. She's only 35 pounds, isn't she tiny??

Well, she was hiding a little secret when she was rescued from the shelter -- puppies!! Yup, she was very pregnant, despite how tiny she was. The skin kiddos in her foster home love video games, so they've developed a game called Chianti's Quest:

Level 1:  Our story begins with Chianti held captive by the evil troll backyard breeder chained in the back yard.  She escapes the evil troll in search of a better life for her and her puppies.  

Level 2:  Chianti is trapped by the dog catcher and taken to a scary shelter where she is terrified and doesn't know where to turn for help.  She worries and waits for help to come.  What will become of her puppies?

Level 3:  Chianti escapes the shelter with the help of an LBR volunteer (who becomes her foster daddy).  She is filled with joy and gratitude, but still worried about what is to come.  Where are they taking her?  What will they do with her babies?  She must keep them a secret until she knows it is safe.
**In the video game version, Chianti is collecting food and treats and puppy supplies along the way.

Level 4:  Chianti meets the puppy whisperer (Aunt Kaffy) and her secret is out.  What will happen now?  Will her babies be safe?  Will she ever get to meet them?  
**Chianti has to fight off viruses and worms and veterinarians that want to poke and prod her and foster parents that squirt cough medicine down her throat and take her temperature in this level.

Level 5: Chianti prepares her nursery with fluffy blankets and a warm bed.
**In this level (since her name is pronounced key-on-tea) she has to collect 5-6 keys (for the number of puppies they think there are) to unlock the next level.

Level 6:  This level finds our Queen locked in a castle while she waits patiently for her puppies to arrive.  What super powers will they have? 
**Her personal servants bring her food and treats and prepare a comfy place for her while she waits for the midwife.

Level 7:  Our Queen is expanding rapidly, almost ready to burst. Refusing comfort like food and warmth, rather choosing to trudge through cold rain to find a suitable place to meet the Quest babies.  The evil gatekeepers (her foster parents) refuse passage, so she naps instead, waiting for the perfect time to make her move.

Level 8: Chianti wakes to news that her puppies are coming! Sound the alarm, sound the alarm. Her panting and digging at her blankets sends her foster dad into delivery mode. Call the midwife, Call the wife wife, it's TIME!

Level 9: The babies begin their journey's into the light. Each one more precious than the last. How much cuteness can one mama boxer produce? 5, one for each point on a star. Our Quest babies arrive one by one to begin their search for their own happily ever afters.

Now Chianti's quest is over, and she gets to relax with her puppies with her foster pawrents taking care of them all. And she knows that all of them will go to loving LBR homes! I love video games with a happy ending, don't you?