Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dog of the Day at

BAXTER, the love of Ginger's life, is the doxie of the day (DOTD) at

A well deserved honor!!!!

The Mighty Hunter- Taz the Magnificent

Mom thinks she did something wrong- when she and Dad bought more dog food for us (Wellness Grain Free and the Nature's Variety Instinct), they had to get the new Rabbit  Instinct.

Well, yesterday, MOm found a baby bunny in the front garden, right next to the front porch.  Taz went crazy, trying to get off the porch and chase it.  Not until later, did Mom and Dad notice that it had made a burrow underneath the porch, almost directly underneath the spot where our water bowl is located. Taz got so excited, he got through the porch finials!!!  If he were not leashed, we don;t know where he would have ended up- the bunny for sure would have been history.

Now he spends all of his time on the back of the couch, looking for the bunny and whining when he sees it.  

Monday, June 28, 2010

Time-Lapse Video of Gulf Oil Spill

Monday Open Thread: Monmouth Edition

Monday Open Thread: Monmouth Edition

Today, in 1778 , the Continental Army fought to a draw at the Battle of Monmouth. It was its own kind of victory.


MOM's ancestor Jacob Maple fought in this battle- He was with the Middlesex Milita.  He moved to Pennsylvania, Maryland and finally Ohio, settling first in Jefferson County them Coshocton County.  Mom is descended from his son William, thru his grandson Isaac, thru his great grandson Albert Gallup Maple who fought in the Civil War, thru his great great grandaughter Lida Maple Black, thru her son Albert Gain Black who fought in World War I, through his son Robert Gain Black, who is Mom's Dad.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

DRNA transport

MOM was part of a transport effort to get two DRNA dachsies, the beautiful Daisy and the feisty Gunner, from their foster home in Illinois to their furrever homes in NJ (Daisy) and Connecticut (Gunner). Both dachsies were brought here to our home, and MOm had to drive them 87 thousand miles to Pennsylvania, to the DRNA rep, Dona. Then she had to drive them to her home, where Daisy's Mom and Dad picked them up late last night and drove all night back to NJ. They were supposed to pick them up today, letting Daisy and Gunner get a good night's sleep, but they could not stand the idea of spending one more day dachshund free!!! Could you? This was Mom 's first transport, and we think she did fine. She had to leave us home, but Gunner and Daisy met us first and they slept in the car on the trip to PA>

Daisy is a 4 year old BLack and Tan piebald longhair, and Gunner is a red smooth one year old kisser. Their pictures are still up at DRNA so hurry for a look at these beauties.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Mr. T at the VET

Taz the magnificent is back home, safe and sound, from the horrors of the VET.  He weighs 11.1 lbs, and the vet says that he is between 3 and 4 years of age, based upon the wear of his teefs.  He also needs to have a couple of baby teefs removed when he has his "operation" on 12 July.  He had his rabies shot, had a heartworm and another test on the stuff Mom had to bring in to the vet (yuck), and is in very good health.  The vet also told Mom that it was obvious from his teefs that he had never had any kind of veterinary care before.  Taz was also microchipped, just in case!!!

Thankfully his "operation" is on the 12th, as the weiner dog races in Kent, OH are on the 10th!!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mr. T (aka Taz the Great; aka Taz the Magnificent)

Tomorrow is THE DAY.  Yes, Mr. T goes to the VET for his shots and other icky stuff.  Mr. T is now wearing a  red trimmed, black mesh HUG A DOG harness. 

In even bigger news- the wedding of the year is fast approaching!!!!  yes, the lad about town, Frankie Furter, will be joined in holy matrimony to those Canadian beauties Ruby and Penny.  Now, we have lots of stuff to do- bachelor party for Frankie, bridal shower for hir girrrrls, and also their bachelorette party; their wedding gifts,  etc. 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Check out our Shutterfly site!!!

Check out our Shutterfly site!!  Mom has been working on it all day and has uploaded an album for TAZ and one for THAI so helpp yourselves to your favorite pictures of T 'N T!!!  MOm promises to have Chip and Ginger's albums up tomorrow!!!

Day 3 of Taz the Magnificent

Just trying out a new nom de plume!!!!  what do you think of it?

Slept the whole night through last night- and on MOM's pillow!!!!

Not much going on here today- Dad has to go in to work, as a train derailed in the Willard yard, destroying one of Dad's switches.  Dad was NOT HAPPY!!!!   We were supposed to go to Lake Erie to visit the USS Cod, and try out our Dachsies with Moxie wagon, since Thai is on crate rest!!!

Well, MOM is sorting out her photos of us- we each have our own photo album on our Dachsies With Moxie Shutterfly site.

Mom fed all of us this morning- we insisted that we eat out of her hand instead of out of bowls.  Bowls are for peasants!!!!  Mom had to sit on the kitchen floor and feed us one at a time, since she only has two hands, when she really needs at least 8!!!  Even Chip and Ginger ate their great new foodies. 

Thai still on crate rest- the get well card from Frankie is helping him a lot.  

Now, three out of four dachsies with moxie eat raw green beans- Taz the Magnificant joined the green bean brigade today.  Guess Mom has to get even more when she goes to the farmer's market next Saturday!!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day Two in the Life of Taz the Great

Had a full day yesterday, let me tell you.  MOM kept me caged up like an animal while she went gallivanting to the pool for her arthritis exercise.  I did NOT agree to this at all!!!!  Thankfully she came home, after 87 million hours, and let me out.  (Yes my subjects Thai, Chip and Ginger were in their crate, but I am the important dachsie here!!!)

Had to bark at the mailman twice, and took care of my guard duty responsibilities. The mailman brought THAI a get well card from Frankie Furter, but there was nothing for me.  What's up with that?

Then we "went car" to take Thai to his therapy in Willowick, OH.  Miss Pat loved me the best- I reminded her of a dachsie she once had.  She showed Mom how to do Thai's accupressure on his rear legs and spine, and now she will be doing ours too every other day.  Thai has to stay in his crate for the next two to three weeks, except for potty breaks and bed time.  Miss Pat changed our diets- we now have to eat Wellness Grain Free and Nature's Variety Instinct.  We are only allowed WEllness grain free treats, and NO GREENIES at all.  No rawhides either.  What will Frankie Furter say?  Mom has a two months supply of them ( they were on sale last month and she stocked up)  Guess Frankie is going to be getting a big surprise in the mail!!!

Then when the Dad human got home from work, he took all of us except Thai to Pet Supplies Plus.  It was my first time, and also the first time that these humans left someone behind when going on such an important errand.  We needed two carts since I had my own throne vehicle.  I now have a red harness and matching leash, a comb and a brush!!!  The humans also bought the right kind of dog food- I made sure of that.  Mom thankfully did not take photos, but I am afraid that she will in the future!!!

The new food is YUMMY!!!!!!  Thai and I eat ours very quickly, and Ginger and Chip ignored theirs last night.  Instead of letting us have it, Mom put it away for them this morning.  Again, we wolfed ours down and Ginger ate hers from Mom's hand.  Again, Chip didn't want to eat, and Mom had to move fast to get it out of reach of me.

Last night I had an upset tummy twece- first on the floor of one of the other bedrooms, then had a quick pee at 3:30 with Mom, then threw up on her side of the bed.   She was ok with it- apparently royalty have very sensitive tummies!!!  After Mom cleaned up the bed, I slept on her pillow the rest of the night- WE touched heads too!!!  This morning Ginger, Chip and I played until it was time to get up, and then Dad took us outside before breakfast.

Today- not much action- Mom had to see her doctor and we stayed home in jail again!!!!  Then we watched tv and are going to have a dachshund moviethon- The Ugly Dachshund (there is no such thing) and the twoOpen Season movies.

Thai is my new bestest friend- I sleep on the pillow in front of his jail cell to keep him company.

Anyway that has been life here so far!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

The First Day of TAZ the GREAT

TAZ the GREAT here-boy is this one crazy place.  The Dad person had to work late last night, so the Mom person missed swimming to stay home with ME!!!!  She did not want me to be scared with Thai, Ginger and Chip on my first night here.  Kept my eagle eyes out for intruders while Dad was missing in action- Chip put me on the duty roster right away.  Caught a white poodle mix doing his business in the front yard, and took care of THAT problem asap.  Mom mixed my food in with what she feeds my siblings and boy was it tasty- Thai and I are defintiely the chow hounds here, but I don't like string beans the way he does.  Watched tv with Mom and Ginger on the couch when I was off duty.  boy do I love jumping up and down off the couch!!  I move too fast for Mom to catch - she sure is funny though.  Dad finally came home after Royal Pains was over, and boy was he happy to see me!!!  I curled up on the back of the couch, right next to him and he was happy. 

Mom had to point out that under no circumstances is the front door to be opened without me being leashed- she thinks I might dash out or something.  Guess I shouldn't have opened the screen door last night while on guard duty!!!  Now Mom has to keep it locked. 

I got to nap in the big crate and on lots of these big fluffy doggie pillows.  Mom wanted to play Where's Taz, just like she played with Ginger when the new floors went in, but that is such a silly girls game.

I got to sleep in the Big Bed last night- I kept getting up, and left Mom some puddles and presents downstairs.  Mom didn't even know I had gotten off the bed- I am super quiet, since I don't have any tags on my collar yet.  I slept on Dad's pillow for a while, then Mom's then finally slept on the pillows at the foot of the bed.  Everyone was nice to me, and Chip made sure I knew who was in cahrge.  (He thinks it is him, but that will soon change)

Mom had to clean up after me when she got up this morning , and again when she got home from the pool.  (She crated me in a small crate so I did not get crushed)  We went outside when she got home, but I forgot to leave my presents and puddles outside again!!!  Not to worry, Mom sure know how to clean those up, and fast too. 

I think we are going to PetSmart tonight for a harness and a stronger leash, a brush for my gorgeous furs, and maybe some puddle pads.  Ginger says that this is a big thing for Mom and Dad, and Mom always takes pictures.  If she is as bad as she was yesterday, I have to get an agent and make her pay royalties. 

This afternoon we are taking Thai to his massage therapy session.  Mom doesn't want to leave us home alone, even crated, for that long. We have to go car for an hour and a half each way, and then there is the hour for the appointment.

Mom told me that I look just like Frankie Furter's girlfriend Ruby, a gorgeous long furred dachsie in Canada.

BATHS are in our future this weekend too!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

TAZ is HERE!!!

TAZ the GREAT here.  What a trip, never thought we would get home so I could check out my new kingdom.  Have a big sister, Ginger, and two big bros, Thai and Chip.  Mom said that you all were friends with them already, but hey, now I am here!!!

Have  lots of that great dachsie tude, and love to run zoomies, at about 87 miles an hour.  Mom mentioned weiner dog races for me, but don't know what that means.  Can outrun the wind right now. Mom started everything off right with a HAMBURGER.  Do you know what that is.  Do you know how good it is?  Glad to see the Mom human is already trained, now have to see how the Dad human is.  Mom did say that this is only a temporary home for me, that there is a furever home out in the world that I will go to someday, after I see the vet, have an "operation", have my teefs cleaned, learn my inside and outside "business" and learn sit, stay and other silly things like that.  I will be sleeping in the Big Bed, and will be crate trained too.

I am a miniature long furred red male, and I want to make lots of friends.  LOVE to ride in the car too.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tomorrow is Taz Day

WE pick up Taz tomorrow at 1 PM!!!!  Everyone is excited and ready.

Friday, Thai has his first session with the massage therapist at 3:30.  He is doing better today, thanks to the steroids, but his right rear leg still slides out from under him.  Crate rest, steroids and massage therapy.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thai's card shower

Since Thai is not leaving us for a while, what about changing the card shower to a get well shower?  Up to you, Thai's fan club

The Daily Thai- Tuesday Edition

Thai's adoption has been placed on hold as his medical status is uncertain.  According to our vet, he no longer realizes that he does not have total control of his rear legs.  He is NOT in any pain, but is on crate rest and steroids.  He needs an MRI to determine the exact cause of the weakness- it could be as simple as a pinched nerve or it could be that a second disc was herniated when he had his IVDD surgery four years ago and it was overlooked accidentally or it was decided that it was not as great a risk as the one that was repaired.

The board of DRNA must decide the course of action concerning Thai's medical issues- ie, what will be done in light of his age and previous history.  he will remain here with us for the foreseeable future, but is not adoptable since he does have these issues.  He most likely will end up in a cart down the road, but he will live out his life in dignoty and with love.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Michelle Malkin » National Flag Day 2010

Michelle Malkin » National Flag Day 2010

National Flag Day 2010

By Val Prieto • June 14, 2010 07:54 AM

Today is National Flag Day, where we honor not just a symbol of our nation but a symbol representing that which is the greatest gift endowed upon mankind by our Creator: Liberty.

Old Glory doesn’t just represent the United States of America. It is, for every man or woman who lives in bondage, under the jackboot of any tyrant or despot, a symbol and a beacon of hope for those who have never known and long for freedom.

The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics
By Francis Scott Key 1814

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Frankie has a new game

Frankie Furter, the hero of dachshunds and dogs everywhere, has a new game.  Remember at Thanksgiving, we had to write our adoption stories.  Now, for the 4th of July, the Name of the Game is the NAME GAME.  Frankie wants to now how we got our names.  Thai, Taz, Ginger and Chip will be playing!!  Will you?  

Would anyone think it silly or otherwise if the Dachsies With Moxie sponsor a fundraiser for Thai's sister Sissy?  She needs IVDD surgery and we all know how expensive that surgery can be.  PLEASE email suggestions to MOM use HER email address trainwife1962 at hotmail dot com  

Thai is having problems with his right rear leg again- Mom and Dad had to help him support himself when he got up from his nap an hour ago.  Please keep Thai also in your prayers!!!!  He goes to the VET tomorrow.

Taz arrives sometime on Thursday afternoon!!!!  Then he gets to go to the VET!!! 

The Daily Thai- Sunday Edition

Thai's new pap and brother will be driving up next weekend, arriving either late Saturday or Sunday.  His new momma cannot come as Thai's new sister, Sissy (real name Gidget) has a herniated disc, which prevents her from being boarded.  She will be on meds this week and goes back to the VET on Saturday.  We all know that if the meds don't work she needs the IVDD surgery.  Thankfully Thai can help out with her recovery, since he had it four years ago.  It will cost between 3 to 5000.00 green papers. 

Please keep Thai's furever family in your prayers this week!!!!

His name is TAZ

TAZ arrives on the 17th of this month.  He was found as a stray back in September/October.  He has to be fully vetted by the VET, so that should be a fun visit.  No idea how old he is, but looks to be only 2 or 3.  He is a miniature long hair.

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Thai Shower info

Thai will be leaving for his furever home a week from tomorrow!!!!!  

Mom's email is

trainwife1962 at hotmail dot com 

His 14th birthday is 6 August 2010 and his furevver momma told Mom that he was going to have a pool party!!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

No Sheeples Here: WARNING: This Flag Is More Than A Piece Of Cloth

No Sheeples Here: WARNING: This Flag Is More Than A Piece Of Cloth

Call me a sentimental old fool. I happen to think that America’s history and the sacrifice of generations who fought for our flag and our country means more than just a piece of cloth at the end of a pole. It represents freedom and American ideals.

The American flag flies on the moon, hurtling out in space on a gravity-less lunar surface, planted there by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. It flew at Ft. McHenry in 1814 and was the inspiration for Francis Scott Key’s immortal “Star Spangled Banner”. It was raised at great peril on Mount Suribachi in 1945 on the godforsaken island of Iwo Jima. It sits atop Mount Everest, placed there by American mountaineer Jim Whittaker in May of 1963. When our Olympians stand victoriously on the podium, Old Glory is raised high above their heads. The flag is how America signs her name. The flag is the emblem of America’s collective character.

There’s a commotion going on about Wilder Productions adding a warning label on its reprints of the United States Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense, the Articles of Confederation and the Federalist Papers.

It reads, in part: “This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work.”

Can someone please tell me why there must be a warning label on the only safeguard of our liberties? It was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who is credited with saying that “the United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.”

As Flag Day, which is celebrated each June 14th approaches, let us remember the poignant words of John F. Kennedy, who on October 27, 1963 said, “A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors; the men it remembers.”

As long as older gentlemen stand ramrod straight to salute Old Glory; as long a brave young men go to fight a war on distant soil so that the enemy doesn’t fight us in our homeland and until I am no more, I will stand guard over liberty. Will you join me?

The next time you catch a glimpse of the moon, remember, there’s a flag up there.

Photos of Thai's new brother Peanut, and sisters, Snickers and Sissy

Sissy is on the back of the couch and Peanut is on the front of the couch in the first picture.  Peanut is in the second and Snickers pictures are three and four.

"Thai Day" Countdown Commences

Just heard from Thai's forever Momma-  They will be arriving here either the night of 18 June or early on the 19th- That's next Friday/Saturday!!!!!

The Daily Thai, Thursday Edition; also Frankie, Ruby and Penny's Wolf Pack ceremony- FRANKIE DON'T READ THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST!!!!!

Well, the application for Thai's new adventures in the great state of Georgia has been APPROVED!!!!!  His forever Momma and Papa should be here the end of next week to pick up the not-so-little guy, for his trip south.  He will be living near the University of Georgia, home of the Bulldogs, so I guess our next move is to petition that wonderful school to change its mascot to Dachshunds!!!

No news yet on the new foster so we will let you know.

About the birthday cards for Thai- what if we also get some together for Thai's new parents?  Email Mom at trainwife1962 at hotmail dot com for our snail mail address.

Last- we need to hunker down and start planning the bridal shower and gift registry for Ruby, Penny and Frankie. Any ideas where they should register?  Also, one of the males needs to start thinking about Frankie's Wolf Pack party (better than a bachelor party)  We need IDEAS for them, pronto!!!!!  We are thinking that a lifetime supply of Greenies would ge great gift idea for the happy dachshund pack>  Anyone else have ideas?  Mom know we don't have a wedding date yet, but we need to be prepared for anything and everything (Mom was in the Army for four years and LOVES to plan stuff)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Thai will be moving to the great state of Georgia, to join two female and one male dachshund in an attempt to further world wide Dachshund dominance.  We are still waiting for the application to be approved, but forsee no difficulty, as his forever home momma and papa have previously adopted from DRNA before.  His new parents will be driving from Georgia to Ohio to pick up this darn rascal.  We are now taking bets as to the following:  Will Mom cry?; How long will MOM cry?; How embarrassed are we going to be with MOM crying? How many boxes of tissues are we going to need?  Who will start crying first, Mom or Momma?

Good news- there will be a mini long furred red male joining the Dachsies With Moxie.  No details as of yet, but he coming from Pennsylvania.

PeeeS- Thai's forever Mom is going to keep in touch with Mom and send lots of pictures and stuff like that AND WILL BE THROWING THAI HIS VERY OWN POOL PARTY FOR HIS BIRTHDAY ON 6 AUGUST 2010, WHEN HE WILL TURN 14!!!!!  How can we top that here in the blogging world?  We think that we should have all of our blogging friends send cards to us here in Ohio for Thai's big day and MOM will send them to Thai in Georgia.  What do you think?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Mom FINALLY stopped crying last night and has accepted that Thai may be leaving us in the near future.  She and Dad had a long talk, and if the adoption does NOT go through, they will adopt him instead.  (Her crying jags are SOOOOO embarrassing)

In even worse news, the duk duk egg has been broken open- no idea what happened, but the parents and uncle are no longer around.  We suspect sabotage, and are afraid of what Baxter will say.  

Monday, June 7, 2010


Mom, aka the evil cleaning queen, received an email from DRNA today-  Apparently someone who lives in Georgia, has put in an application to adopt Thai!!!!  Mom has not stopped cryng since she read the email.  No other details, except that an application has been filed and is being processed.  Mom did pull herself together long enough to write back and tell DRNA that if the adoption fell through she and Dad would formally adopt Thai.  This has to be the revenge for the baths yesterday, no other reason for it.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bath Day

Mom gave us baths today!!!  She thinks that we smell a little too "doggy" and we should clean up our act.  After she and Dad got home from Mass early (so he could go BACK to work- he only got home this morning at 8, after getting called in around 2 PM) the evil Mom monster put us, one at a time, in the kitchen sink.  The horrors that ensued- Chip went first, brave lad, and struggled to get away from the evil cleaning queen, but she overpowered him with lavender scented dog shampoo.  Ginger submitted next, and Thai sold out- he enjoyed his bath.   We just hope we can sneak out and roll in the garden and get muddy again.

The baths took so much out of us that we have to take LONG naps to recover from the shock.  We overheard the clean queen say that this was going to be a weekly event now that we have spring (not with all this rain)

Somebody, HELP!!!!!

D-Day 6/6/44

Friday, June 4, 2010

No Sheeples Here: No Living Creature Should Endure This Kind Of Suffering

No Sheeples Here: No Living Creature Should Endure This Kind Of Suffering: "From the New York Daily News the other day, we saw the beached carcass of a dolphin that a BP contract worker, who wished to remain anonymous, showed a reporter. He said, 'When we found this dolphin it was filled with oil. Oil was just pouring out of it. It was the saddest darn thing to look at.'

'There is a lot of coverup for BP. They specifically informed us that they don't want these pictures of the dead animals. They know the ocean will wipe away most of the evidence. It's important to me that people know the truth about what's going on here,' the contractor said.

This is just one photograph taken by AP’s Charlie Riedel. There are others.
I have no words.
UPDATE: Here are some organizations that are dedicated to helping the marine life and seabirds affected by the BP oil disaster.
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
Alabama Coastal Foundation
National Audubon Society
Save Our Seabirds
Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research
Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida
Oiled Wildlife Care Network"

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Is this Baxter's Duk Duk?

Mom saw these duk duks in our neighbors backyard this week.  Two male and a female Mallard.  Lots more live in the nearby lake.  Today, we snuck up real close before Mom caught us.  We think that at least tow of these are related to Baxter's duk duk, and that at least one of the males is the REAL DUK DUK.  Then, in the backyard next to this one (our backyard opens up to three other backyards!!!), we found an egg- a new duk duk is on the way!!!

Wednesday Walkies

We had TWO walkies yesterday- one in the morning with Mom, where we weren't very good, and then at night with BOTH Mom and Dad.  Chip walked Dad, while Thai and Ginger walked Mom,  We were very good on our nighttime walkies.  We were so tired afterwards, we snored until bedtime on the couch and the floor bed, then continued our snoring in the Big Bed.  Also, MOM made us take our heartworm medicine on June 1st.  Now we know why she keeps American Cheese in the house- it makes the medicine go down!!!

Today we are on guard duty- a trip to the library and post office are in the works, but Mom doesn't know that we know!!! 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Memorial Day Parade

Mom and Dad took us to the Medina parade Monday.  They really packed the car- chairs, a cooler, and our traveling bag in case we left "presents", which Chip did!!! 

Ginger had been to the parade in Northfield, Ohio last year, due to a fluke- Mom and Dad were at the laundromat and were stuck in the parking lot!!!!  That parade was glorious- lots of candy thrown at the spectators by the people participating!!  LOTS of other dogs too in attendance.

This year was Ginger's second parade and Thai and Chip's first.  The day started with breakfast (Burger King, since it was a holiday).  Then, Mom and Dad dressed in red white and blue, and loaded the car.  When we saw the leashes, we thought that we were going for walkies  we had a great time at the parade too- Dad set us up near the spring Grove cemetery entrance, which was the end point for the parade, right under an oak tree.  We even behaved- Chip didn't bark too much at all of the people as they walked by.

Dad took pictures and Mom held us up, one at a time, to see the parade marching by.  mom was crying too, she gets very emotional on this holiday.

THEN, when we got home, Dad barbecued, and WE HAD STEAK!!!!  STEAK, just for US!!!!!  There was steak for Mom and dad, plus a ham steak, so don't worry- they had good food too.  Ginger explained that this is what we get to eat on Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day.  We think that we are going to LOVE summer!!!