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Showing posts with label life. Show all posts
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Reilly and Camille: Eagles Fans and Prognosticators

Camille gave "Auntie Nicole" kisses on the hands and face when "Auntie Nicole" asked who will win the Superbowl. The interaction went something like this:

"Cam, who do you think will win the Superbowl: the Eagles [*kiss on the hand*] or the Patriots [no kiss]?"

"Are you sure?"

"[*kisses on the face*] "

"You are telling me that the Patriots will lose"?

"[*kiss on the hand*]"

Camille (who later got a treat for being a prognosticator regardless of whom she would've chosen) predicted the Broncos' win in 2016, and "Auntie Nicole" has to trust Camille's canintuition or puptution. "Auntie Nicole" as Reilly's "Momma" also has to trust Camille's puptution since Reilly (who did not care to give kisses like Camille did) picked the piece of treat that ended up being shaped like an eagle's head when "Momma" ended up breaking a treat into an eagle's head-shaped piece, a sort-of-Patriots-logo-shaped piece, and a piece that she had to put aside in order to have equal amounts of treat pieces in her hand. After all, "Momma" did a "blind test" (since she couldn't do the kisses-on-the-hands-and-face test) and did not lead Reilly to pick the Eagles piece in her left hand (Maybe Reilly figured out that Tom Brady is not a good guy).


PS: 
  1. "Auntie Nicole"/"Momma" seems to have coined those terms for "canine intuition" and "puppy intution", as neither of those showed up on a Google search 🙂.
  2. She hates that "blind test" term unless the blind and visually-impaired community are okay with it. Maybe she should've used "random test", though "blind" and "random" are apparently not synonymous. 
  3. Incidentally, Camille almost got picked up by a falcon or hawk once when she was small, although she was on a leash and "Mom-Mom" was able to pull her back quickly. Maybe that's why Reilly wanted the Patriots to win last time—puptution could've told Reilly that her cousin was almost picked up by a falcon (albe that Reilly could get—and still gets—jealous of and loves being alphess over her!).

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Ameri-canine DJ Camille & The U.S. Government Shutdown At La Casa De Reilly Rosalita

Some creatures, mostly of the human variety, have "cribs", "pads", "man-caves" or ("Auntie Nicole" supposes) "woman-caves", "dens", and other various colloquially-described residences. Camille has a house which she shares with a twice-removed cousin, a "Mimi", an "Auntie Nicole", and a "Mom-Mom"; and her turntables tend to be chairs, couches, carpets, mats, beds, blankets, and any other soft surface that she can use.

As the government shutdown continues, meanwhile, Camille is obliviously chilling with her "Mimi".

As for Reilly, she is also obliviously chilling and waiting for "Momma" to take her upstairs so that they can go "night nights". "Momma", thus, is wrapping up for the night and nonetheless thinking about how a government shutdown is exacerbating her mental-illness flareup—another one which was brought on partly by not having a clear answer re a certain matter, and which has kept her up late into the night and affected Reilly.

As the saying goes, chai, zeh chai—life is life—and Camille maybe could provide some of her canine "music" for any movie that would be made about her and Reilly or her and "Mimi"/"Auntie Michelle", "Auntie Nicole"/"Momma" and Reilly, or whomever else.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Tonight's Livestream With A Recurring Guest And Reilly In Canine ("In Person")


Now Reilly Had Her Turn At Being A Pawpupshka, And a Surprise


Reilly cooperated for a "dentastick" (what "Momma" generically calls Reilly's dental-stick treats).






And the little surprise....




Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Camille In Reilly's Bandanna, Including In Superhero-Cape and Pawpooshka Style

Or (as "Mimi" says) Puppooshka, or Pawpupshka.


Camille iz a Yidishe pawpupskhe.





Not that Camille was happy about all of this, and "Mimi" wasn't exactly happy, either—in fact, "Mimi" accused "Auntie Nicole" of "violating [Camille]'s boundaries" by trying to keep the bandanna on her and continue the pawpupshke part of the photoshoot! Nonetheless, "Mimi" did help for some of the photoshoot.




On an incidental note, here's something that "Auntie Nicole" found before the photoshoot:




That right there is a gray hair that "Auntie Nicole" found and pulled out so that she could take pictures—with and without "Flash" turned on, on her camera—to prove that she found a gray hair, and she can tell you that things like being accused of "violating [Cam's] boundaries" just because "she doesn't like [wearing the bandanna]" affects her to get gray hairs!

Then again, that one is probably just because she's getting old—and worried as a "Momma" for her sake and for Reilly's sake.


Monday, January 15, 2018

Somewhat to Mostly Offbeat: What Do Reilly and "Momma" Have To Do With MLK Day? You May Be Surprised.

Reilly wouldn't even be with "Momma" if Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others had not fought for the civil rights of all. This is because "Momma" would've been isolated from society in general at best and maybe even murdered by hate groups at worst since she is a Jew whom has disabilities. After all, Jews and people with disabilities were certainly treated poorly before those like Dr. King and Dr. King's compatriots Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel and Eunice Kennedy Shriver fought for the rights of all Americans to be treated as people.

Even more startlingly (as "Momma" learned today, though she shouldn't have been surprised to learn it), the Congresspersons who authored the Civil Rights Act deliberately excluded people with disabilities. Of course, there weren't even federal education laws that unequivocally prohibited discrimination until "Brown v. Board"—not to mention that there were once quotas for Jews at Harvard, and Willowbrook "State School" (or more like Willowbrook Institution of Unspeakable Ableism) did not even begin to be investigated until almost a decade after the Civil Rights Act passed.

Thus, Reilly obviously wouldn't have a "Momma" with any disability, let alone a "Momma" with Cerebral Palsy and mental illnesses—and on a related note, imagine all of Reilly's canine compatriots whom wouldn't be there to help people whom needed service puppies¹!

¹ Even service dogs, despite their training, remain just as puppylike as, if one will, their civilian or laypuppy counterparts. Service puppies, including emotional-support and therapy ones, could be considered at least sort of like canine civil servants or public-service puppies, since they help Americans with disabilities such as U.S. Armed Forces veterans and others with PTSD to be able to live among the general population within an unfortunately-still-generally-ableist society.

MLK Day Card From Reilly And Camille






PS "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" came up with this as she was setting up preparations to make the card. She saw Reilly resting and Camille sleeping, and there was her idea.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sweet Reilly Strikes (Or Rather, Paws) Again

Just like last time, Reilly reached out to "Momma" with her paw. This time, put however, Reilly put her paw on "Momma"'s hand and put it back on her hand after "Momma" had to pull it away for some reason and then tell her, "Okay; you can put your paw back on my hand now." or ask her to put it back on her hand—since she appreciated her "dogter"'s sweet gesture.

Then Reilly put her paw on "Momma"'s arm before "Momma" decided to move over all of the way and rest her head on her arm, since she decided that both of them needed to get some sleep.

Reilly truly is an empath and her "Momma"'s girl.

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.