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Showing posts with label pet ownership. Show all posts
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

#ThrowbackThursday: "Reilly And The Squirrel Bone"

 Not that Camille doesn't have a penchant for "nasties", though hair, dirt, dust, grass, "bunny beans", and even "nasties" such as squirrel bones(! ) are frequent treats for Reilly in spite of the fact that Reilly knows better! 

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"!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Somewhat Offbeat: What Having A Cold Has Made "Momma" Remind Herself

For example:
  1. She's not to going to be young forever; and Reilly won't be calendar-wise young, either—although she'll always be young, even when she's a senior puppy.
  2. She needs to make more of an effort to be a better "Momma" to Reilly, and she needs to nonetheless be fair to herself even when others aren't fair to her—lucky (or rather, in many ways, unlucky) them to simply be able to try minimize and dismiss (and thus lack empathy and quite a bit of understanding of suffering, including in regard to) what often gets in the way of her functioning at her minimal best as a person at all, let alone as a good "Momma" to Reilly.
  3. She needs to be a better "Momma" partly by trying to spend more time with Reilly.
  4. She needs to learn to be better at being as patient¹ and calm as she can be, including with Reilly.
¹Including re waiting for a certain answer.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Quick #MaltipooMonday From Night-Owl "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole": Sleepy Puppies & Their Weird Human Family, Queen Songs, And Treats

By the way, forgive the video quality—and the weird "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole"—although to be fair to herself, "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" must remind everybody that her Cerebral Palsy makes the videos shaky when the camera is in her hands!

Also, yes, by the way, "Who Wants To Live Forever" was like a lullaby to them (that is, Reilly and Camille)!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

#WoofWednesday & a Belated #TuesdayTroubles: No More Treats With A Few Exceptions For A While, Barky Reilly, Etc..

  1. Reilly and Camille currently need their weights watched. Each of them gained about a pound, so their vet wants them to lose some weight. This means that for "Momma"'s/"Auntie Nicole"'s part, she won't be giving either of them treats except for after they "peedy" and/or "pooty" as well as for when Reilly needs a dentastick to clean her teeth. Reilly, though, will be getting broken-in-half dentasticks whenever she gets dentasticks.
  2. "Momnma"/"Auntie Nicole" is working on obedience-without-treats training. Reilly seems to be more acquiescent to, for example, not getting a treat every time that she does tricks or gets in her crate. Camille on the other hand has met the possibility of the reward alternative quite a few times: a certain friend of hers known as the spraybottle, which "Auntie Nicole" had to threaten to use when, for example, she went upstairs without permission and refused to come down without a treat.
  3. Myclonus flareup + spilled oatmeal with milk on the floor = effects of Reilly's and Camille's inappropriate barking, about which "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" was far from happy. She was also far from happy when, for instance, Reilly refused to follow her on multiple instances of the "Follow me" (and variant) commands (By the way, "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole"—forgive the language—got absolutely pissed when "Auntie Michelle"/"Mimi" said that she did not care about the myoclonus flareups when she mentioned them, albe that "Auntie Michelle"/"Mimi" did apologize when "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" corrected her.
  4. Not a Tuesday trouble: Reilly and Camille again had an impromptu playdate with Shelby, "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" heard, and Camille even gave Reilly a few "She's my sister; let me play with her!" pawslaps despite that Reilly was being held back anyway because of her vaccine at the vet's and because she was throwing up from eating "nasties"! Shelby wasn't so afraid to play with Camille after that, as she gets a little afraid of jealous Reilly!
  5. Reilly still has to wear the bark collar at present.
  6.  Not a Tuesday trouble: "Momma" is (Yehovah willing) posting an early Flag Day card later today since she is working the polls on Flag Day (and the next day) for Early Voting. (Reilly won't like that, though, since "Momma" won't be home ☹️.). By the way, she isn't sure if she'll give Reilly a treat for allowing her to take pictures yet, though she may give her a low-calorie treat.
  7. Speaking of #TuesdayTroubles, maybe "Momma" should be include #WednesdayWorries and #WaitingWednesday hashtags since she's still waiting for a certain answer for her and Reilly's sakes—and dangerously slipping (meaning slipping) into extreme night-owl and failing-Reilly territory (i.e., sometimes going "night nights" with an albe-patient Reilly as late as 2:00 to 3:00 AM) again for that reason (among other reasons), as well as getting more gray hairs due to it (and other reasons)—¡pobrecita Reilicita!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Just A Friendly, Albe An Unofficial, Reminder From Reilly Rosalita The Maltipoo For Howard County, Maryland Voters

Full disclosures:

  1. Reilly was bribed with treats to get her to take the pictures and wear her customly-modified shirt.
  2. She did meet now-Executive and -First Lady Kittleman once when she was a very-tiny puppy, since she came home during the time of then-State Senator Kittleman's election campaign.
  3. She is as barky as—or perhaps even more barky than—the speech bubble suggests. By the way, the "Always" and "Never" are, as far as "Momma" knows, "Momma"'s ideas for a revised "People, not Politics" slogan—since "Always People, Never Politics" really does describe Executive Kittleman's philosophy and takes the slogan out of the pantheon of understatements.
  4. "Momma" downloaded free-for-commercial-use Graviola Font after using free online font-analyzer tools. She then used the Graviola font in this Powerpoint-made reminder card in which she also used Canon® camera-taken and Microsoft Windows® Photo Gallery- and Windows® Photos-enhanced photo.
  5. The Early Voting days are on June 14-21, 2018 and October 25-November 1, 2018. "Momma" will be working the polls on some of those days, and on each of the election days 🙂. As far as she knows, Reilly can't come along, though 🙁.
  6. "Auntie Nicole" could not get Camille to wear her own Kittleman shirt even for treats—this is why Camille also did not wear a bow for the Normandy card: e.g., she hates wearing anything except for her harness and her leash when she must wear it!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Belated #FluffyFriday & #FlashbackFriday Post: How Did Reilly & Camille Handle Their Human Family Being In Virginia For 7-8 Hours?

Even though they weren't exactly happy about it, they—according to Shelby's human family—did really well. As "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" forestated—and heard—they even got to spend time with Shelby! When she heard about that, she was pleasantly surprised, since the original plan had been for two of Shelby's family members to:

  1. Come over to see Ri and Cam, and get instructions.
  2. Let them rest in their crates for 2-3 hours.
  3. Check on them and be with them for an hour.
  4. Let them rest in their crates for another 2-3 hours.
  5. Check on them again, feed them dinner, and be with them for another hour.
  6. Let them rest in their crates until their own human family comes back from Virginia.

Of course, Reilly pretty much tried to monopolize the attention, and she even (as "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" witnessed) did so from the get-go! To say that Reilly went as far to, if one will, try to dominate Camille right in front of their friends and petsitters suffices—though "Mom-Mom" thankfully stopped Reilly's embarrassing antics at home, and Reilly does not seemed to have tried embarrassing Camille at Shelby's house!

Both Reilly and Camille behaved overall, and Camille had a (relatively-)good example in her cousin. Camille also ended up (at least at first) sticking close to her role model while she was adjusting to being on her sister's turf—partly because (obviously) not even being Shelby's older sister would protect her from her cousin's jealously, let alone on Shelby's turf!

After the impromptu playdate and right at about dinnertime, they ended their eventful day by being taken back to their (mostly Reilly's) turf to get fed, resting in their crates after they ate and while they waited for their human family, and greeting them once they came back from Virginia. 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Quick #FluffyFriday & #FlashbackFriday Preview: How Did Reilly & Camille Handle Their Human Family Being In Virginia For 7-8 Hours?

Both of them actually did really well. They even got to spend time with Camille's sister Shelby! Of course, Reilly pretty much tried to monopolize the attention. However, she behaved overall. She also was a (relatively-) good example for Camille.

"Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" will detail more later.

Friday, May 25, 2018

#FluffyFriday: Wedding-Card- and Patriotic-Season Haircuts

To say that nobody was taking pictures without some noncooperation or the promise of treats is needless.