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Showing posts with label pet parents. Show all posts
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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

#FluffyFriday: Somewhat Offbeat: Why Reilly Deserved Some Peanut Butter Last Night

Again, Reilly was incredibly patient with "Momma" and even laid beside her for a while as she was wrapping up last night—and for some reason (a certain reason¹, as far as "Momma" can tell and as she again explained to Reilly last night), "Momma" keeps failing Reilly even though she promises to be a better "Momma" (Besides, once "Momma"'s night-owl and OCD/Anxiety-, ADD-, and Depression-affected mind gets going at night, it gets going at night and "Momma" suddenly decides to look up a lot of things while—for example—she's waiting for a certain answer for her and Reilly's sakes). Thus, "Momma" gave Reilly the peanut butter that she promised her—and Reilly of course very much enjoyed having a spoonful of peanut better.

¹ P.D. Una nota incidental a una cierta persona: Como ¨Mamᨠdijo, "[ella] y Reily rezan por tí todos los días, y ellas piensen de tí todos los días...o al menos ¨Mamᨠpiense de tí todos los días; y Reily piense de tí cuando ella y ¨Mamᨠy Reily rezan por tí, y cuando ¨Mamᨠmenciona tí a ella."


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Three Moments Of Sanity Or Shalom Or Something

Only just a few minutes ago did "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" fully grasp that the following were moments of reminders of sanity¹, shalom, or something:




  1. In the first two pictures, Reilly is content just to lay by "Momma" and try to receive belly rubs from "Momma" and "Mom-Mom" (whom was off work). The pictures were taken after the shooting after the NSA Shooting occurred,
  2. In the last three pictures, Camille is being her cute self and kind of trying to avoid when "Auntie Nicole" is taking a picture. Nonetheless, Camille doesn't mind that "Auntie Nicole" gave her "Bucky", her favorite of toy of late, with which to pose. These were taken as the fallout of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting unfolded and was being covered in the news cycle, and they were taken quite a bit after Reilly and Camille were perhaps consoling a whom-they-could-sense-was-distressed "Momma/Auntie Nicole" as they gave kisses, asked for belly rubs, etc.
  3. The following video shows Camille "Klutzmille" Dominique Czarnecki going on a ball-playing spree which confuses her cousin Reilly, and it was recorded shortly after midnight in the EST Time Zone:

These pictures and videos, not to mention the moments which they captured, also helped remind "Momma" of how loving and sweet her "dogter" was last night, as "Momma" once again had a lot on her mind. Of course, they also help remind "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" of two of her top reasons for living in this world anymore, as she honestly doesn't know if she could make it if she didn't have a "dogter" and a furniece to love and for whom to care as much as she can².


¹Though as "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" knows, one can't really call moments that simply involve evil and not mental illness "moments of insanity".
² And not having someone to love, let alone an answer from a certain someone whom could be her someone to love, and help her be a "Momma" to Reilly is making her "die a little...everyday".

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day Card From Reilly

P.D. Una nota incidental a una cierta persona: ¨Mamᨠy Reily rezan por tí todos los días, y ellas piensen de tí todos los días...o al menos ¨Mamᨠpiense de tí todos los días; y Reily piense de tí cuando ella y ¨Mamᨠy Reily rezan por tí, y cuando ¨Mamᨠmenciona tí a ella.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

When Reilly and Camille Can Tell That Others Are Treating "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" Poorly

Without going into details, "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" will say that she's seen when Reilly and Camille have sensed that others are treating her poorly. She might've mentioned before that Reilly's sensed that, though she's not sure if she's mentioned that Camille can sense that. Nonetheless, it's worth (re)mentioning about Reilly and worth mentioning about Camille because of how recently it's happened.

Even tonight, for example, Camille ran away from someone whom was not being nice to "Auntie Nicole" when the someone in question wanted to give scritches to Camille after the situation that occurred devolved. As for Reilly, she's given "Momma" kisses when she's sensed that "Momma"'s not been treated well and has even had some hopeless thinking as a result.

PS On a more-cheerful note, here are two memories for #TimeTravelTuesday and for #MemoryMonday west of the EST Time Zone:


  1. From exactly a year ago today (in Gregorian terms)
  2. From a year ago on this coming Thursday

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Belated #FunnyFriday Post: Maybe Camille Should've Been Named "Snappy"!

When Reilly was annoying Camille and not listening to "Mom-Mom", Camille took the matter into her own hands. Actually, she took the matter into her own paws. In fact, she literally took the matter into her own teeth—she growled and snapped at Reilly! She even had her "Auntie Nicole" being a bad "Momma" to Reilly and laughing about it—"Momma" definitely saw another example of Reilly's having met her match in that cousin of hers!

Of course, "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" did console Reilly all while she made clear that she understood why Camille snapped and nonetheless needed to apologize to her and give her kisses. Camille did not feel like apologizing, nonetheless, and did not—as "Auntie Nicole" recalls—stay around "Auntie Nicole" and Reilly too long after that—she knew that she was in trouble!

As a result, "Auntie Nicole" quipped that Camille definitely could've been named "Snappy" after tonight when what Camille could've been named!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

How Did Reilly And Camille Celebrate The Eagles' Win? And An Incidental Note

In an answer to a family friend's question: No, Reilly and Camille did not celebrate "by dancing on their hind legs". Reilly had been watching the game, though, although (as far as "Momma" knows) she didn't know what was happening.

Incidentally, both Reilly and Camille know "How long can you stand?", and Camille does have an easier time standing than Reilly. Neither have gotten "Turn around," however; so, neither can dance. Nonetheless and as one may recall with or without the picture, Camille was dressed up like a dancing circus poodle on Halloween:


As for Reilly, she doesn't like dancing—at least with "Momma", anyway! (But she does let "Momma" hold one of her paws and sing the chorus of "Cinderella"¹ when "Momma" wants to dance with her—and ends up getting verklempt like she is now.).

¹Of course, the lyrics don't include, "Oh please; Momma, please?" If only Reilly did have someone besides a "Momma" with whom to dance.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Reilly And Camille Predicted Correctly, And An Incidental Note

While they didn't predict the incredible win that the Eagles would have (since "Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" didn't ask about the score), they predicted that the Eagles would win. Besides:

"Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard that the everlasting God, Yehovah, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? His discernment is past searching out. He giveth power to the faint; and to him that hath no might He increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall; But they that wait for Yehovah shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint."

In this case, it did apply to the Eagles 🙂. Besides, Reilly and Camille have human loved ones in and from Philadelphia and vicinity (quite a few of whom they have yet to meet), and Philadelphia does have a certain bell to which this applies—and not to mention that God used two puppies to predict the humbling of Tom Brady by a team whose logo is both the bird with whose wings "they shall mount" and the national bird of the United States:

"The spirit of Adonai Yehovah is upon me; because Yehovah hath anointed me to bring good tidings unto the humble; He hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the eyes to them that are bound; [t]o proclaim the year of Yehovah's good pleasure, and the day of vengeance of our God"

Somewhat Offbeat: Getting Reilly's Stinkeye Last Night, And Rightly So

While Reilly has been patient with "Momma", she's also indicated that she wants her to wrap up more quickly at night and just "go night nights" instead of letting waiting for an answer keep her up late into the night. She's indicated such by giving "Momma" stinkeyes multiple times, and last night was no different.

"Momma" understood¹ why she got the stinkeye and even told Reilly that she would not be as patient with her if she were Reilly and Reilly were "Momma". She's lucky that Reilly can't (or at least wouldn't) give her ha'ayin hara (or is that what she's giving her?!).

¹¡Ahora, si solo una cierta persona comprendería y daría la una repuesta a ¨Mamᨠpara los bienes de ella y Reily! ¨Mamᨠnecesita un esposo para ella y un ¨Papí¨ para Reily, y por la tanto una or otra repuesta del cierta persona.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Somewhat Offbeat: Patient And Understanding Reilly, Whom Teaches "Momma" A Lot About Patience While She Waits For An Answer

How Reilly does that is in quite a few ways, many of which are quite the opposite of each other and thus create a paradox to each other. For example:


  1. She waits once again as "Momma"'s back in that cycle due to waiting for an answer being part of what keeps her up at night.
  2. She waits as "Momma" reads at night and has to take care of a few things before reading at night.
  3. She is very patient as "Momma" tries to get comfortable at night and often tosses and turns.
  4. She sits at the door to wait to go downstairs in the morning when "Momma" tells her to sit before she opens the door.
  5. She reminds "Momma" about patience when she barks to go downstairs and "Momma" has to patiently deal with her barking.
  6. She jumps down off the bed and reminds "Momma" about patience when she has to tell her "Wait." or "Get back up on the bed.", or anything else that reminds to be patient.
  7. She pulls "Momma" when she needs to go outside and reminds Momma to deal patiently as she to say "Wait", "No pull", or anything else to reminds her to wait and not pull her.
  8. She does try to follow "Momma" back inside when "Momma" asks her to follow her and reminds her who leads.
  9. She also often waits by the gate at night and generally follows "Momma" upstairs after she shows her what to do when she wants to go upstairs.  
  10. Right now as "Momma" types, by the way, she's reminding her to deal with her barking patiently. 
Meanwhile, "Momma" has been very longsuffering for an answer for at least Reilly's sake if not her sake, though she's not always patient about it. Especially as often continues to find gray hairs (and she found three or four alone on Thursday morning), quite a few that are probably related to the stress that albe-lovable Reilly can cause, she seems to only be getting older more quickly and needing an answer. Besides, neither she nor Reilly will be young forever (and 28 does feel old, and Reilly will be four in a month and almost three weeks for now! That's how much time passes!).

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Update On Reilly And Her Stuffed Toy, And Other Updates

When Reilly received her stuffed toy last night, she wanted it right away. However, she wasn't willing to pick it up off of the floor when "Momma" put it on the floor for her. She didn't mind that "Momma" picked it up and tried to carry it upstairs, though (and which is part of why "Momma" needs a service puppy to help her and Reilly, and especially because she doesn't have anyone—let alone, if her suspicions are correct, a certain someone—to help her and Reilly).

At least "Momma"'s having to crawl up to steps with the stuffed toy while she led Reilly up was worth it—Reilly ended up snuggling with her stuffed toy, a teddy bear that was subsequently named "Teddy", right before bedtime!


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Failing Reilly Again, The Idea Of a Service Puppy That Reilly Did Not Like, And Reilly's Own Stuffed Toy


  1. Self explanatory
  2. When "Momma" brought up the idea of a service puppy ("service dog") to Reilly to ask her what she thought, she did not like that. In fact, she even looked incredibly heartbroken. "Momma" had to keep trying to assure her that she would never replace her, that she was sorry that she broke her heart, etc.. Even explaining that a service puppy might help her take her "potty" and maybe even on walks someday did not help (and "Mom-Mom" went as far as suggesting "that ['Momma''s getting a service puppy] might be the end of her" when "Momma" brought it up to her later!).
  3. Since a service puppy named Atlas recently met a "real life" Pluto, "Momma" was inspired to try to get Reilly her own stuffed toy as opposed to just another toy. Of course, "Mom-Mom" and "Auntie Michelle" thought that the idea was mean, though Reilly does have her own toy that "Momma" will be able to keep in her room and away from Camille (since Camille would chew right through it!).

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Select Photos Of Reilly's and Camille's Post-Grooming Photoshoot From Yesterday



"Momma"/"Auntie Nicole" took 93 photos and videos of the treat-receiving aspirants and reluctant-without-treats photo subjects overall!

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.