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Showing posts with label Camille Dominique. Show all posts
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Good Morning To Getting Burned With Hot Coffee As a Result Of Reilly's Barking

"Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" (out of frustration and flippantness) thought that praying with Reilly and Camille didn't work this morning. Then God reminded her that praying with Reilly and Camille did work when she got the idea to get Reilly's harness and leash on her to keep her from running away while she put the muzzle on her—twice—and Reilly has the muzzle on for the second time as "Momma" types.

The first time that "Momma" had to put the muzzle on Reilly was when she had a myoclonic episode and thus spilled hot coffee on her jeans, the table, and the floor. The second time occurred just a few minutes ago when Reilly showed that she apparently didn't learn her lesson and caused "Momma" and myclonic episode (As "Momma" had to explain to Reilly, she jumped involuntarily because of Reilly's barking; and that jumping can cause her to spill hot coffee on herself—as it did this morning—or fall, drop something, and otherwise cause something dangerous to happen—and keep in mind that she has Cerebral Palsy.).

And (as of 8:48 AM EST) Reilly just got the muzzle off after having it on for only 16 minutes, and she would have gotten it off at 8:52 AM (Reilly can be stubborn and behave frustratingly!).

(Now three times as of about 9:07 AM EST!)

By the way, from "Momma" and Reilly:
 ¹לצום קל לשומרים צום בחודש הרביעי.

¹For an easy Fast of the Fourth Month for the observers of it.

Monday, July 10, 2017

A Prayer That "Momma" and Reilly (Try To) Pray Every Night (And That Has It Variants)

After "Momma" gets Reilly to come over by her and says something like, "Let's say our prayers", "Momma" (with Reilly praying however puppies can pray) begins with the "Our Father" prayer and prays the following prayer (although not by rote. PS Hopefully, this refutes "Auntie Michelle"'s allegation that "Momma" does not pray for her. Also, it might be interesting to share and guide others whom pray with their own pets):

"Lord, we pray for 'Mom-Mom', 'Auntie Michelle', and Cam—even when they're being pains in the butt!

"We pray for ourselves and each other, and we pray for others whom need prayers on their behalves—including those whom are praying with and for us.

"We also include Reilly's 'Daddy' in our prayers, regardless of who he is [though 'Momma' at least sometimes adds under her breath, "especially if he's [then his name, since only 'Momma' and Reilly, and maybe one other person, think that the person in question might be Reilly's 'Daddy' and 'Momma''s helpmate].

"Amen."

"Momma" and Reilly at least sometimes also try to pray the prayer if they forget to pray it at night, whether they pray it in the morning, before Reilly and Camille nap, etc.. They even pray it with Camille from time to time.

PS At some level, puppies (and other pets, and other animals) really can pray. One guy even taught his own puppy how to pray before meals (Actually, several people have their puppies—pre-adult, adult, and senior puppies alike—and other pets to pray before meals, bedtime, etc.!

By the way, Reilly doesn't need to know "HaMotzi" since she really doesn't eat bread; and the Birkat Hakohanim and Shema should be prayed more consistently than they are. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Disappointment When "Momma" Found Out That...

Reilly considers "Mom-Mom" her best friend. Licking and nosing "Momma"'s hand about three to four times altogether when "Momma" asked if "Mom-Mom", "Momma", "Auntie Michelle", or "Camille" is her best friend, Reilly licked and nosed "Momma"'s hand when she asked her if "Mom-Mom" is her best friend.

Conversely and today, meanwhile, Camille answered firstly that "Auntie Nicole" is her best friend, then that "Mom-Mom" and "Auntie Nicole" are her best friends, and then that everyone in the house are her best friends. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Another Jealously Incident Last Night....Poor Cam!

To sum up the incident:


  1. Be put on the bed for an evening nap, and face aggression from an already-there cousin of yours.
  2. Have "Mimi" and "Mom-Mom" come to your aid...with something like, "Hey!...No no!" (as "Auntie Nicole" heard from downstairs)
  3. Understandably be afraid of Reilly and to say "Night nights" to her....and have "Mimi" figure this out when "Auntie Nicole" alerts her to your looking at Reilly when you have turned away from the window and continued growling....you are wary of Reilly after that incident upstairs.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

To Especially "Momma"'s and Reilly's Loved Ones Whom Are Up North...


150 years (and a day for those whom are in the MDT and more eastward timezones) is a long time, and (in the case of Canada, two to three days short of) only 91 years less than the United States has been around.

(In other words, the card's not too late!)

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Speaking Of Laps, Jealous Reilly, Etc....

Somebody decided that the staredown of the previous night wasn't enough. She had the idea to accompany the staredown with a highjink of refusing to move from "Mom-Mom"'s lap for Camille, and she decided to accompany that refusal of self removal with the refusal of allowing "Auntie Michelle" to move her. Apparently, attempting to obstruct the maintenance of Camille's grooming tolerance wasn't to be without attempting to bite "Auntie Michelle"!

Perhaps "Momma" should've taken a picture, meanwhile.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Last Night's Staredown Between Reilly & Camille

When Reilly sat on "Auntie Michelle"'s lap, Camille was not amused. Thus began the staredown between the jealous-for-"Mimi" occupier of the chair near the windows and the occupier of Camille's "Mimi"'s lap. Meanwhile, "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" saw the staredown twice with a break in the middle of the staredown; and this confirmed to "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" that Reilly and Camille were not just looking at each other or sleepily looking off into space—besides, Reilly gave "I'm jealous; pay attention to only me" kisses to "Auntie Michelle" at one point! 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Homemade Chocolate, A Rubber Band, and Broken Glass: aka, Scarily-Fatal Devices To Puppies


  1. When one has a puppy like Reilly or Camille, one has to be careful with chocolate—especially homemade chocolate. "Momma" cannot tell you how much worrying about how getting every chocolate fleck and even wiping off areas where there may have been no flecks was—her Bruxism is still flared up in part because of that!
  2. Reilly and Camille thought that they were in trouble because "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" yelled "Nooo!" when she dread that they maybe would've gotten the rubber band that "Auntie Michelle"/"Mimi" left on the floor—and did "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" let "Auntie Michelle"/"Mimi" know how mad and worried for Reilly and Camille she was!
  3. When "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" broke a glass by mistake, "Auntie Michelle"/"Mimi" didn't really sweep to help her get the glass pieces off of the floor (You try having Cerebral Palsy and being able to sweep with a standard broom and dustpan—good luck!). "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" still could feel glass pieces when she ran her hand over the floor (and got a sand-grain-sized one to lacerate her hand a tiny bit, with the wound that looks like a dot or mole on her palm), can still hear some under her feet, and had to hide some behind a basket and cover areas where glass is and might be, so that Reilly and Camille couldn't get to it.
As "Momma" and others have said, life definitely changes when you have a puppy—and objects that you could pick up or otherwise clean up later suddenly become emergency causers if they're not picked up or otherwise as soon as possible, and more-dangerous objects such as missed broken-glass pieces become even more dangerous—not that mention that, for example, OCD/Anxiety-flareup triggers become even more triggering. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Two Instances Of Biting Tonight, Why the Flag Day Card Will Be Belated, &c.


  1. Camille bit "Mom-Mom" during her grooming, and "Mom-Mom" had to withhold Camille's treat until Camille agreed to not bite and to cooperate in getting her bag legs brushed. "Turning on the pathetic" with a puppy-eyed face sans whimpering did not work, notwithstanding Cam's wordless attempt to break "Mom-Mom"'s resolve.
  2. Reilly also bit "Mom-Mom", though that's she was getting her grooming treat and wanted to make sure that Camille couldn't get it before "Mom-Mom" tried to groom her again.
  3. For the Flag Day card (besides, albe unintentionally on "Momma"'s part, to note the somber events of today), "Momma" has to delay the Flag Day to fix both herself up and Reilly up ("Der mensch trakht un Got lakht"—though "Momma" is sure that God wasn't laughing in this case.).
By the way, "Momma" doesn't write for nothing (God gave her an opportunity and put people in her life to inspire her to write—she would appreciate if people at least start buying the books about Reilly more, and she's certainly not giving away—she wants to, e.g., make enough to provide for Reilly herself more¹.

¹Besides (though perhaps this is "Momma"'s wishful thinking), maybe "Momma"'s becoming at least a famous-enough author will get a certain person to look more at being in her and Reilly's lives.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The (Maybe-Not-So-Much) Anticipated(?) Part Of the Promised Post: How Reilly Resembles "Momma"

One time, "Momma" had been looking at pictures of a family member, and an infamous one at that. Still, "Momma" couldn't help but crack up when Reilly (at least as "Momma" saw after she'd just looked at the pictures) resembled the family member. To be fair, puppies do end up resembling their owners overtime, and the infamous family member bears (or, at least when he was younger, bore) resemblance to Reilly's "Pop-Pop" and "Great-Granddad" (and that's how "Momma", incidentally and as she's mentioned elsewhere, figured out that "Danilovich" was not just a patronymic in that relative's case).

In Reilly's case, then, whether resembling "Momma" physically's good is a subjective call. Meanwhile, here's at least some of how else Reilly resembles "Momma" (or at least "Momma" thinks, and barring factors such as "Momma"'s OCD/Anxiety):


  1. She knows what she wants and why she wants it when she wants it.
  2. She's loyal and jealous.
  3. She's stubborn and Type A in many ways.
  4. She can actually put up with quite a bit, although she's not always the most-patient type!
  5. She's a foodie!
  6. She has her breaking points and doesn't always react well when she reaches them!
  7. She's empathetic (As for "Momma". she tries to be an empath!).
  8. She can be defensive, whether rightly or wrongly!
However, she as an extrovert does balance out her introverted "Momma"; and she also balances out introverted Camille.

Last Quick-Break-In-The-Promised-Post Cycle, Part Four

When Reilly barks to greet someone, she barks to greet someone—and she barks quite exuberantly (and only Camille might beat out Reilly in exuberance when "Mimi"/"Auntie Michelle" and "Mom-Mom" come home from work, and when Camille and Reilly see Shelby!). Even something as simple as a doorbell may be all that it takes for her to bark—for example, Reilly even barked when "Auntie Michelle" rang the doorbell accidentally on Friday as she headed out the door for work—Reilly uses that doorbell as a cue to be ready to say "Hi" to someone, even when the someone is "Auntie Michelle" ringing the doorbell accidentally.

Reilly also barks generally without caring about who's at the door—even a pizza-delivery person can get Reilly to bark, stick her nose through the hallway gate, and wag her tail. She also does her begging motion if she particularly wants to see the person whom's at the door, and she definitely has no problem blocking Camille from any attention and/or jumping exuberantly on someone to say "Hi", give kisses, beg for scritches, etc.. She even has her special barks—e.g., ones that mean "Hi, [given special person]! Where were you?", "Hi, Mom-Mom! I want to walk now that you're home!", and "I want to talk [or play, etc.]."—and she's even taken to certain strangers to her and acquaintances of hers moreso than other strangers and acquaintance.

Of course and as "Momma" has said before, Reilly sometimes barks too —though it's sometimes hard to tell with her slightly-angle-shaped tail—she has people, fellow puppies of hers, and others whom she does not like—although it's even sometimes hard to tell when her tail's definitely to the left. Additionally
Now, if only Reilly had someone (especially if "Momma"'s thinking is correct) for her like other puppies have someones for them (and as "Momma" said, Reilly greets people incredibly exuberantly!).

Friday, June 9, 2017

Last Quick-Break-In-The-Promised-Post Cycle, Part Three

After just yesterday with getting a scratch from Reilly when she tried to roll her over, getting pulled by Camille to the point of almost falling (and having to tell both Reilly and Camille constantly "No pull"), etc., "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" came to the same old conclusion that she's discussed before: she could use a helpmate for herself and a "Daddy" for Reilly. What else is there to say? As she even said about this upcoming Father's Day:

"How Father's Day will be for "Momma" and Reilly is to be seen, especially since Reilly has never met her "Pop-Pop" ("Momma"'s dad) and she doesn't yet have a human "Daddy" of her own (let alone her possible "Daddy" in her life, and "Momma" could certainly use a helpmate to help her be able to help Reilly more)—all while Reilly will be 3.25 Gregorian years old on June 25th and"Momma" will be a month short of 27.5 Gregorian years old on June 23rd (Time passes!)."

It seems like a broken record, but so seem "Momma"'s life and (to at least some extent) Reilly's life at this point; and is having a helpmate for "Momma" and "Daddy" for Reilly too much to ask? (Apparently, it was even by Mother's Day 🙄.)


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Last Quick-Break-In-The-Promised-Post Cycle, Part Two

Long story short (as far as "Momma" recalls, anyway, since a couple of days have passed since the incident): never cross Reilly in terms of beef-liver-jerky treats unless you want to risk being bitten, targeted for growling, etc.. Trying to steal Camille's chance at getting groomed with the electric toothbrush, Reilly jumped back up on "Mom-Mom"'s lap and would not take "No" for an answer. Finally, "Auntie Michelle" had to roll over Reilly, since even moving her away from Camille and "Mom-Mom" did not work.

"Where's the beef?" At that point, it was where Reilly couldn't get it—and her attempts at stealing Camille's treat ended up like Walter Mondale's campaign, which was a losing attempt, although Reilly certainly had no support of any human female equivalents. In that case, there would've been a special place in Hell for "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole", "Mom-Mom", and "Auntie Michelle"/"Mimi" had they not helped Camille (Granted that Madeline Albright wasn't speaking of canines like Reilly and Camille, though.).

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Last Quick-Break-In-The-Promised-Post Cycle, Part One

On Wednesday, the last day of May 2017, the special anniversary that occurred was the third anniversary of a week since Reilly had been home:

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On Saturday, meanwhile, the second anniversary of Camille's homecoming will occur.

Correction (June 10, 2017): Camille came home on June 6th—oh well; she still came home on a Saturday (Excuse "Auntie Nicole" for having an ADD-, etc.-addled brain and two years in between Cam's homecoming to remember!).




Thursday, June 1, 2017

Preview Of the Last Quick-Break-In-The-Promised-Post Cycle


  1. A special anniversary happened yesterday, and another one will happen in nine days.
  2. Reilly was particularly mean to and aggressive toward Camille and "Auntie Michelle" last night—and all over treats.
  3. How Father's Day will be for "Momma" and Reilly is to be seen, especially since Reilly has never met her "Pop-Pop" ("Momma"'s dad) and she doesn't yet have a human "Daddy" of her own (let alone her possible "Daddy" in her life, and "Momma" could certainly use a helpmate to help her be able to help Reilly more)—all while Reilly will be 3.25 Gregorian years old on June 25th and"Momma" will be a month short of 27.5 Gregorian years old on June 23rd (Time passes!).
  4. Once again, barky and jealous Reilly has to have a nicer way of saying, "Hi!"

Friday, May 26, 2017

Quick Break In The Promised-Post Cycle: Re The Saga Of El Ratón Del Bajo Tierra, aka....

The Ground Rat...





The Ground Rat that "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" noticed when she was trying to see if a rainbow was in the sky after the recent round of storms...





The brazen Ground Rat, el bastardito....



The Ground Rat that "Auntie Nicole" would've sent Camille to scare away from the window if Cam weren't so stubborn about getting back into her crate...





And that "Momma" sent Reilly to scare...



With Camille as cobarker...



And with Reilly and Camille scaring off that ground rat (aka, "groundhog") for "Mom-Mom" today....






Monday, May 22, 2017

Part 2.2: Jealousy, Loyalty, And Smugness From Camille As a Response

Overly-jealous Reilly sometimes gets hers. Even recently, for example, Camille successfully blocked Reilly from being the only one allowed to give "Auntie Nicole"/"Momma" kisses for about a few minutes. As far as Camille's recent smugness, Camille recently (in Millennial terminology) threw shade at Reilly when she secured "Auntie Nicole"'s/"Momma"'s lap—since Reilly was already sitting with "Mom-Mom", anyway!

Reilly also got hers when she refused to go downstairs when she was supposed to do and got aggressive with "Auntie Michelle" when "Auntie Michelle" had to pick her up off of the bed—and Reilly's wanting to wait for "Momma" instead of go downstairs and wait for "Momma" to come downstairs was not an acceptable excuse, and "Momma" has even had to tell Reilly to go downstairs and not worry about having to wait for her!

To be fair, if only "Momma" had a human and romantic equivalent whom was as loyal to her as Reilly as a "dogter" is fillialy to "Momma"!