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Showing posts with label Camille Dominique. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Camille Dominique. Show all posts

Saturday, August 11, 2018

A Bit Of A Belated Card For the EST and CST Time Zones. Anyway...



And "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" wasn't lazy about making the card, either 😜.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

#TimeTravelTuesday...To Only Yesterday. Still...

Who can deny how cute a puppy who is enjoying belly rubs in pure bliss is? Also, who can deny how cute that belly-rub-enjoying and blissful puppy is when she's enjoying belly rubs from her "Mimi"?



Even better is when the pictures are enlarged:








C(ute collage-maker C)amille loves "belly wubs"!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Woof Wednesday: A Long Story Short Re Human Colds & Coughs, and Human & Canine Coping

"Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" has been feeling worse than usual, as she's explained to Reilly and Camille, and Reilly and Camille could tell even if she hadn't told them. For example, they've seen her walking more slowly because her C.P.-affected-as-is balance hasn't been as good as it can be, and Reilly heard with cold-exacerbated-brain-fogged  "Momma" recently tell her "Excuse me" and then apologize to her once she realized that she didn't have to move after all.

Meanwhile, Reilly's been as understanding and empathetic as she can be. However, she's also been a little more disobedient in terms of barking because she knows that "Momma" can't, for instance, get her away from the window as quickly as she normally could. In any case, though, she's been good overall.

She's also had to accept that "Momma" is being a little more careful re kisses and the "No nostrils" rule while she's recovering from a cold. Camille's also had to accept that "Auntie Nicole"'s being more careful and definitely enforcing the "No nostrils" rule with her more. After all, "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" doesn't want to risk even a remote risk of dying due to cold-compromised immunity.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Camille Finally Got "Roll Over" So Far. By The Way...


Also by the way: since Camille isn't in the card, here's a video of her walking to get a treat from "Auntie Nicole" on July 7th for #TimeTravelTuesday.


Monday, July 30, 2018

Progress, Progress, Progress. Of Course...

"Auntie Nicole" had to gently hold down Camille as she was lying down, as her other method—which was trying to her in a "Roll over for a belly rub position"—did not work. At least she is making progress, as she got her to follow the treat with her nose and roll partially on her back.

Reilly, on the other hand, still is being stubborn and also needs to be gently held down next time that "Momma" tries to teach her "Roll over".

By the way, the hold-down method works like this for "Auntie Nicole"/Momma": she has to gently to put her hand on Camille's and Reilly's rumps and/or tail sets to keep them from sitting up once they're in the lying-down positions, so that they're forced to follow the treats with their noses and not try to get up to get the treats.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

How Hard Is "Roll Over"? Better Question: How Hardheaded Are Reilly and Camille?

To say the least, Camille is very and particularly hardheaded. She gave "Auntie Nicole" scratches and threw fits for trying to teach her "Roll over", too! Even worsely is that she has the support of "Mimi", even despite that she would deliberately sit back up when she was told to "[s]tay lying down and follow the treat with [her] nose." Contrary to what "Mimi" alleged, she wasn't even trying to follow the treat with her nose at any point, either (and like "Auntie Nicole" didn't watch two separate videos on how to teach her "Roll over". 🙄)!

As for "Momma"'s (albe-lovable) brat, she is hardheaded as well. However, she didn't throw fits like Camille did. Nonetheless, she did the same "Sit up when she tells me to stay lying down" schtick. She even added her own touch to it: refuse to come—and sometimes even run away (especially after she'd see Camille being stubborn and thus not getting the treat right away)—and, if she came, would do the defiant sitting-up routine and beg for the treat.

After two days of this (though not two days in a row), "Auntie Nicole"/"Momma" might have to figure out another way to teach Camille and Reilly "Roll over", since they (literally and figuratively) won't roll over. 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

#ThrowbackThursday: A Surprise Visit From "The Tall Guy"

"Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" already mentioned the visit before. Nonetheless, here are all of the pictures from it that she took on her regular camera (as opposed to her phone camera) this time:



























Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Somewhat To Mostly Offbeat, And A Little Graphic: #MemoryMonday, #MaltipooMonday, And Who & What Helps Keep "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" Going #MortifyingMondays & Other Bad Days

Just now, Camille shockingly threw up "bunny beans" and left "Auntie Nicole" with a still-cringeworthy image—and needlessly to say, this incident only added to "Auntie Nicole"'s/"Momma"'s mortifying Monday. At least "Auntie Nicole" can relate as well as feel mortified, as she herself began her Monday by throwing up due to nausea because of OCD/Anxiety and other condition. Nonetheless, Camille's own incident was another incident on a "Moan-day"!

As for this morning, Camille and Reilly had to be kept away from something more dangerous than "bunny beans" for them: let "Auntie Nicole"/"Momma" just say that coffee and water may not exactly have helped her stomach at that moment, and even diluted coffee could've killed Camille and Reilly! Of course, "Auntie Nicole"/"Momma" asked them to go into the family room and look out of the window, and have "Mimi"/"Auntie Michelle" get them into the family room and then avert the danger to them.

Consider all of that as they had to deal with an exhausted and not-feeling-well "Auntie Nicole"/"Momma" plus an afternoon thunderstorm that probably included hail, and then understand why they and she had a mortifying Monday—not to mention a not-so-pleasant-at-some-points weekend that effected the Monday to be mortifying enough, including an incident on Friday the 13th which stereotypically did not bode well for either them or her: an incident in which, long story short, her high-school ex-boyfriend contacted her once again after two years despite a police-involved prohibition on doing so.

By the way, "Momma" did explain what happened to Reilly in terms that puppies can understand—and ¡pobrecita Relicita!, having to deal with "Momma" reminding her that this world can be a "very-bad place" because of "not-very-nice people", as well as the flareups that the incident partly effected. Meanwhile, Reilly certainly keeps "Momma" going in so many ways, even when "Momma" can't be the best "Momma" to Reilly. For example:


  1. Reilly prays however puppies can pray when she and "Momma" pray at night¹, as well as other times that "Momma" says "Let's say prayers [or "Let's pray", etc.] for [or about, etc.] for [whomever or whatever]".
  2. She is—even when she behaves badly and doesn't act patient, etc..—a good puppy whom's very patient with, understanding toward, kind to, and loving and friendly to "Momma" and to others (and at least sometimes even to Camille)!
  3. She relishes when friends such as "the Tall Guy"—a family friend and "Auntie Michelle"'s driving instructor"—come over for visits—like he came over for a surprise visit this weekend (See some of the photos below.). To see Reilly relish that helps lift "Momma"'s spirits a little.
Because of this in great part, "Momma" definitely keeps going—and has just made it into Tuesday as Reilly has patiently waited for "Momma" to wrap up for the night.






The brat even licked "the Tall Guy"'s legs (She liked the sweat on the Tall Guy's legs, as he had just gone for a bikeride and inadvertently provided a treat for Reilly!) 🤣


She relatively put up with the camera because she loved the scritches that she was getting and was thus very happy.