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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Camille Seems To Have Developed Two New Habits

  1. Rolling around on chairs, beds, and anything else on which she wants to roll around for some reason. "Mimi" thinks that, and "Auntie Nicole" suspected that, it might be for Cam to mark the chairs, etc.. 
  2. Preferring her toy squirrel over regular squirrels. "Auntie Nicole" thinks that she got a little spoiled by having that toy squirrel (which needs to sewn up again, by the way!) and thus not as keen on barking at real squirrels as much!  

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Two Stunts That Reilly Pulled Today

  1. She licked "Momma"'s wrist in a dominance show when she was licking Camille in a dominance show! 
  2. The butter incident: when "Momma" dropped the butter dish and the butter cube on the floor, Reilly tried to lick whatever butter she could. Reilly even licked butter right out of the dish ("Reilly, that's disgusting!" Mom-Mom understandably told her)! Of course, "Momma" had to rinse off the butter because it got on the floor, and she had to rinse out the butter dish after putting dish detergent in it because (of the obvious reason that) her human family loves her enough to not want puppy germs on the butter! After all, what if puppy germs that got on the butter made Reilly's human family sick enough to leave Reilly a human-orphaned and human-familyless puppy, especially since Reilly has only a "Momma" at present and (as far as "Momma" knows) no human family whom'd take her in if "Momma" died?

#WeirdWednesday and #WoofWednesday: Foot Locker Has Canine Competition

"Auntie Nicole" might've already mention that Camille is a foot licker. Nonetheless, Camille's foot-licking habits are worth mentioning again, as Camille the Foot Licker does and recently demonstrated that she does the following wherein foot-licking habits are concerned:

  1. Not care who you are and where you are. Whether you're "Auntie Nicole" laying on the floor or "Mimi" at the dinner table, for example, Camille is licking your feet. Since puppies lick feet partly to clean them and partly to show submission, maybe Camille was emulating someone (or as "Auntie Nicole" believes, Someone)?
  2. Lick feet regardless of their condition. To be fair, though, for example, Camille seems to at least have avoided "Auntie Nicole"'s ingrown toenail (which she tried to soak in a partly-baking-soda solution until she as "Auntie Nicole" and "Momma" freaked out after Camille and Reilly came home from their walk and could've gotten near the solution!).
  3. Notice what others don't. For instance, "Auntie Nicole" noticed cuts in between her toes and then figured out that that's why Camille would frequently licks in between her toes.
  4. Persist. She even leaned on the couch to get herself up enough to lick "Mimi"'s feet, and she constantly follows "Auntie Nicole" around to lick her feet regardless of whether she's trying to nap (since she can easily tire out), get up from the floor and put her shoes back on her feet, get out of bed and put her shoes on her feet (although Camille has not come upstairs to say "Good morning" to "Auntie Nicole" lately because of a certain jealous cousin of hers!), or do anything else.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Something Weird That Camille Did When Someone Came Over Yesterday

When someone came over yesterday and went to use the restroom, Camille decided to sit where the person in question had been sitting. Then taking more advantage of the time to take someone else's seat, she did the strangest thing: she decided to start rolling around in the chair and get her hair all staticky.

She's done that kind of rolling around before after waking up from a nap and when she has a lot of energy otherwise, has just come out of the rain and inside the house from a walk, and at other times. This time, though, was strange. Of course, she was being a playful character as usual. Nonetheless, what she was doing was something to watch—and something that "Auntie Nicole" maybe should've recorded, though nobody can or has to record everything!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Somewhat Offbeat: Well, It Happened: i.e., "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" Had A Panic Attack, And...

She couldn't stop the inappropriate barking that Reilly and Camille did right away. That she lost a scrunchie in her room panicked her enough, since the scrunchie could've been fatal to Reilly had she gotten it. Then she fell as she went to try find it, although she (thank God) fell on a box that caught her fall. She at least found it on the side of her bed where Reilly couldn't get to it after that, though the panic attack had set in by then.

That she had other matters on her mind, including that she hasn't gotten a clear answer yet re a certain matter, only exacerbated the panic attack. She therefore had lay down, and she could not stop as Reilly and Camille inappropriately barked for quite a long time and thus further exacerbated a panic attack. She even had to tip Reilly's bed gently at least once and Camille's bed gently a few times to try to get them away from the window a few times.

Reilly and Camille finally listened, and "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" talked especially to Reilly about the inappropriate barking. "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" is also lucky that her panic attack wasn't a heart attack, since her maternal grandfather died that way. Imagine, then, if the irony (or whatever it is) if Reilly helped kill the very "Momma" whom named Reilly "Reilly Rosalita" for her maternal grandfather's mother and mother grandmother, not to mention if Camille helped kill the "Auntie Nicole" whom found out that "Mimi" named inadvertently named Camille Dominique after other relatives, and that "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" ended up being right about the two namesakes causing her to have her name carved on a tombstone at a young age!

At least "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" would've gotten the last laugh, or at least an "I told you so", in death were "Auntie Michelle"/"Mimi" wrong about whether Reilly and Camille would kill her!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Sobering Thoughts Re Reilly, Camille, Time, &c..

"Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" was thinking a few days ago and just thought again:

  1. That today is Reilly's fourth Little Christmas and Camille's third
  2. That Reilly will be four in March (not to mention four on the Hebrew calendar) and Camille will be three in March (and also three on the Hebrew calendar, regardless whether 5777 has one or two Adars—both Biblically and Gregorianly speaking, they're not that far away from each other in terms of birthdays. Besides, March 25, 2014 was 23-24 Adar II 5773 and March 27, 2015 was 6 Nisan 5775)
  3. That this year will be Reilly's fifth Passover year (counting 5774, 5775, 5776, and 5777 as the previous four years) and Camille's fourth.
  4. How when Reilly came home seems like only yesterday sometimes, and then when Camille came home seems like only yesterday sometimes—and now both Reilly and Camille are adult puppies!
  5. In canine years, Reilly will be 40.7 years old and Camille will be 32.3 years old (assuming the human life expectancy to be 120 at max).
  6. "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" will be 28 years old in human years this month on both calendars (Today is 18 Tevet 5777—since since January 23, 1990 was 25-26 Tevet 5759.). In canine years, then, she'll be well over 120 years!
  7. Time passes, and Reilly's getting older calendar wise while "Momma"'s getting old overall! (Not to mention that a painful anniversary for "Momma" compounds the fact that Reilly's getting older and "Momma"'s getting old!)

Camgaroo Gets "Auntie Nicole" Into Trouble & Then Makes Up For It By Licking Her Hands And Asking For a Belly Rub

When "Auntie Nicole" came downstairs this morning, Camille ran toward the gate and greeted her with jumping that she does when she gets excited—whether she's greeting someone, is waiting for her "num nums", or otherwise is excited—thus how she's earned her nickname of "Camgaroo". Then Camgaroo decided to sprint through the gate, despite that "Auntie Nicole" told her that she needed to get through the gate, and she ran upstairs and tried to play her usual "Gotcha!" game. "Mom-Mom", however, decided to blame "Auntie Nicole" for opening the gate instead of blame Camagroo for defiantly sprinting upstairs for how a Toy Maltipoo can sprint like a cheetah!

 After Camgaroo got back downstairs and went into the family room, she looked up at "Auntie Nicole" to ask for scritches. She then proceeded to let "Auntie Nicole", gave her kisses, and licked her-still-very-dry-and-cracked hands. Even though both Reilly also looked up at the same time when "Auntie Nicole" said "Hi." to an already-looking-up Camgaroo and later jealously looked at her "Momma", Camgaroo must've known that "Auntie Nicole" had not been happy earlier and looked up at her after she came into the family room!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

More Sweet Gestures By Reilly And Camille

A sweet Reilly came to snuggle by "Momma" yesterday when "Momma" asked her to do so, and she therefore was her usual sweet self. As for Camille, she was sweet to "Auntie Nicole" as well: she began licking her dry and cracked hands (which, incidentally, reminded her of a certain passage in the New Testament). Reilly eventually joined Camille and began licking her "Momma"'s hands, too.

Of course, Reilly is not as sweet when she's barking inappropriately, which she's doing as "Momma" types, though (not to mention that, contrary to what "Auntie Michelle" says, Reilly could get "Momma" to end up being where a certain Lazarus is now sooner than her only-getting-older-anyway self would expect)!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Paw'd Lang Syne: a Really-Sweet Gesture That Reilly Made For "Momma"

When "Momma" once again couldn't get back to sleep due to certain matters on her mind (with the related anxiety partly making her nauseous as she types)², Reilly tried to help "Momma" by putting her paw onto her wrist¹. Reilly's effort to help "Momma" start off 2018 well at least somewhat worked. Nonetheless, "Momma" couldn't get back to sleep and Reilly needed to go downstairs to "go potty", anyway.

¹ Reilly has been empathetic about this whole as well.
² Incidentally, a quick note regarding a certain someone and which is deliberadamente en español para quién es el parte interesado especialmente: "Mamᨠsospecha que el parte interesado específico al menos en ocasión no puede dormir a noche porque de un cierto asunto tampoco, de cuál ella posiblemente tiene intuiciones como una persona en general y como la "Mamᨠde Reily. 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Anecdote Two (With An Update On Reilly's Ear): That Time When Reilly Actually Cooperated In Getting Her Ear Medicine

Reilly's ear was itching really badly during the previous night, and Reilly therefore actually wanted the medicine for her ear that morning. She didn't even fight "Mom-Mom" on getting her ear medicine. Of course, she went back to putting up fights in subsequent medicine-receiving sessions (and Camille ran into her crate as usual, as she's still convinced that "Mom-Mom" will give her the ear medicine at some point).

As for today, Reilly has a vet appointment to see whether she still has to get the ear medicine for her most-recent ear infection. She may also be diagnosed with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and/or Chronic Otitis Externa, as "Momma" has asked "Mom-Mom" to ask the vet about that (and unfortunately will not surprised if "Mom-Mom" does not ask about that based on her answer 🙄); and would not be surprised if she does have at least Chronic Otitis Externa

Thursday, December 28, 2017

#ThrowbackThursday: A Few Pictures Of Christmas 2017 So Far (With Nine More Days, Though Every Day Is Like Christmas To Ri and Cam)

Sniffing the gifts

"We're mostly interested in the gifts and num-nums, you know."

All that Christmasing can make a puppy of any age sleepy!

"I am tolerating this only so that you throw the toy already."

Camille blocked a shot of the birds!

Monday, December 25, 2017

"Ah-ow-woo!" Or "Ow-wow-woo!" (Or Something Like That). Either Way: Say What, Reilly?!

When "Mom-Mom" was just getting ready to take Reilly and Camille on their afternoon walk with "Auntie Michelle"/"Mimi", "Momma"/"Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" thought that "Auntie Michelle"/"Mimi" had hurt herself.

Then she heard from "Mom-Mom", "Reilly, was that you?!"

Reilly was definitely excited for walk, so maybe she was imitating when someone gets excited about something and interjects an "Ow-woo!" She may have also been imitating when "Auntie Michelle" does say "Ow-woo!" when she hurts herself, and "Auntie Michelle" did say that she said "Ow!" softly just moments before Reilly said "Ah-ow-woo!" or whatever she said or yawned in excitement or if, as "Momma" thought, she may've had to really "poody" and wanted to get walking so that her bowels wouldn't hurt! 

Somewhat Offbeat: How "Momma" Can Relate To Reilly's Anxiety About When Someone Has Something In the Oven, Though In A Different Way

Reilly is of course scared of the oven, and she is scared even though "Mom-Mom" just turned off the oven off ("She hid under the chair again." 🙁) Meanwhile and although "Momma" has a different matter (as well as other matters) on her mind, "Momma" can relate to, for example:

  1. Waiting for what she wants in anxiety, frustration, etc.. In Reilly's case, of course, it's for the oven to be turned off.
  2. Not knowing if she'll ever get what she wants and relief one or another way. For Reilly, she doesn't know when that oven will be turned off. It's also being afraid that, that oven will somehow hurt her—e.g., catch on fire like the time that "Momma" caught her hair and left cheek on fire when she was trying to light a candle (The candle was sitting on the ceramic stovetop, and that "Momma" didn't drop the match quickly enough as the flame was moving up the match is what caught her hair and left cheek on fire. Reilly has nonetheless since associated that incident with ovens because of the candle being on the stovetop. "Mom-Mom" thinks that Reilly might have cowered in dread to a guardian angel that she saw helping "Momma", meanwhile and by the way—that "Momma" doubts that Reilly would've dreaded an angel, since a malakh Yehovah would've affected her to have a sense of shalom. Besides, Ba'alam's donkey obeyed HaMalakh Yehovah and didn't seem to be scared of him—or "Him", as "Momma" and Reilly believe.
  3. Hoping to get and being disappointed to get what she wants especially when she thinks that she might get it. For Reilly, it's hoping for the oven to be turned off ASAP and being more anxious, frustrated, etc.. in waiting for that oven to be turned off.
In the meantime, a dread-and-stress-exhausted Reilly is napping in her crate as "Momma" finishes typing; and "Momma" can only hope and pray about what's making her anxious (and exacerbating her OCD/Anxiety for that matter!).

Anecdote One: "Cam Always Look Guilty" According To Mom-Mom, Although...

She and Reilly were definitely "plotting" something on Wednesday night:

"Mom-Mom" saw Camille in the family room and observed, "Camille, you're looking might guilty."

Then "Auntie Michelle"/"Mimi" noted that Reilly and Camille were together. According to her, they were either cleaning each other or conspiring to get into puppy mischief. They could've also beem playing, though, she thought. Nonetheless, she had to ask them, "What are you plotting?"

Only Camille and Reilly to this day know what they were plotting, and only they will know if they can even remember—today is Monday, after all (not to mention Reilly's 3¾-year birthday in terms of Gregorian years! Happy month birthday for December and Merry Christmas, Reilly! Merry Christmas to you, too, Cam!)!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Preview Of the Next Post: A Few Anecdotes About Reilly and Camille

Two of the anecdotes can be summed up as follows:
  1. On Wednesday, "Auntie Michelle"/"Mimi" noted that Reilly and Camille were together and apparently plotting something ("What are you plotting?") after "Mom-Mom" saw Camille in the family room and observed, "Camille, you're looking might guilty."
  2. Reilly actually cooperated with getting her ear medicine during the most-recent time for her to get the ear medicine.
PS In case anyone missed these earlier:

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Stubborn Camille Still Does Not Want To Play A Variation Of "Find The Treat [Or Toy] Under The Blankie"

Having been able to get some Christmas and Hanukkah gifts for Reilly and Camille, "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" was able to get a collapsible bowl which she forget is a bowl. She thought that it was a Frisbee, then she checked because she thought that she remembered that it might actually be a bowl. So came a variation of "Find The Treat [Or Toy] Under the Blankie" into her head when she tried to figure out what to do with it, since using it as a Frisbee would not be feasible.

Stubborn Camille still refuses to try to lift up the bowl with her paw or nose to get the treat or toy. Basically, she'll try for a few minutes then want "Auntie Nicole" to lift the bowl for her. She'll even get aggressive with Reilly despite that she knows that "Auntie Nicole" is Reilly's "Momma" and does want her dogter to be hurt. Even this morning, she gave Reilly an intimidating stare and puffed up her tail as well as put her tail to the right—she was quite happy to intimidate Reilly, notwithstanding "Auntie Nicole"/"Momma"'s warnings to be nice to Reilly—and notwithstanding that Reilly still has an ear infection and isn't feeling as well as she could, by the way. 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Update On Reilly

As one may have been able to tell by some pictures alone, Reilly had a rough day on Friday with an ear infection and a Lyme's Disease vaccine booster. Today, per "Auntie Michelle", she was shaking because her leg was hurting due to the vaccine (and there can still be slight pain at the site with any vaccine after 24-48 hours; and her White Shaker Syndrome has been noted by the vet and is common for her breed, as the Maltipoo is a Maltese-Poodle hybreed¹.

(She also had some other stressors throughout the day.).

As for the ear infection, as "Momma" witnessed, it's healing despite that Reilly is not happy about getting medicine for it. Meanwhile, Camille had to be convinced that she was not going to be getting any medicine—"Auntie Nicole" had to explain that Camille had no reason to try to jump off of her lap and run because she didn't have an ear infection for which she needed medicine!

Nonetheless, Reilly is doing generally well despite the vaccine-site pain and the ear infection (and the other stressors of the day)—and despite that she was a bit sleepy.

¹Contraction of "hybrid" and "breed" (which "Momma" probably didn't coin, and she'd be surprised if she did coin it.)