July 12th, 2005

the newbie returns

hey all,

most of you remember my posts earlier, i had said i was getting ready to look into buying a boston terrier pup.

well, i will be buying one if i can get past my father. to put it nicely, he's a bit of a hardass concerning the way things are run here at home.

i have put together a 6 page packet including an essay on why i should own a dog, fun facts & trivia on bostons, AND pictures.

i am "presenting" to him today, and will get an answer this afternoon.

please keep your fingers crossed, and i hope that soon i'll be able to post beautiful pictures like the rest of you!!!


French bull dogs

I know this is boston buddies but Frenchies are so cute and I know many of you love them too
so I wanted to let you know that right now on the animal planet is That's my Baby and it's a frenchie "Sabrina" who is getting ready to have puppies. I've seen it before and it's really cute and fun to watch, so heads up dog lovers..:~)
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Boston's Rule

Dear Lilo & Stitch

Dear Lilo & Stitch:

When I say to move, it means go someplace else, not switch positions with each other so there are still two of you in the way.

The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. (Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate of food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food & dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.)

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king size bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue to sleep on the couch to ensure your comfort. Look at videos of dogs sleeping. They can actually curl up in a ball. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. (I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space used is nothing but sarcasm.)

My compact discs are not miniature Frisbees.

For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, try to turn the knob, or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. (In addition, I have been using the bathroom for years...canine attendance is not mandatory.)

The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dogs butt. I cannot stress this enough. It would be such a simple change for you.

To pacify you I have posted the following message on our front door.....

* Rules for Non-pet owners who visit and like to complain about our pets: 
They live here; you don't! 
1. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture 
2. I like my pet better than I like most people 
3. To you it's an animal. To me he and/or she is an adopted son and/or daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and is speech challenged.

Dogs are better than kids. They eat less, don't ask for money all the time, are easier to train, usually come when called, never drive your car, don't hang out with drug-using friends, don't drink or smoke, don't worry about buying the latest fashions, don't wear your clothes, don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and if they get pregnant, you can sell the results.

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It's been about a million years since I last posted but I check in with my Boston Buddies every day. There are so many fabulous dogs and their people are bad either. Our BT, Bella, has spend the past three years pouting because our son gets more attention than she does. (trust me, Bella gets PLENTY of attention). Finally, we managed to get photographic evidence of just how awful it is to share a house with a preschooler.
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Since it's been forever since I posted pics of Tux, I wanted to share some belated photos from my graduation weekend. I got my BA in May, and who better to have me celebrate than my favorite BT?
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The Betty Boop Adoption Saga continues!!!!!

Some of you know what's been happening.. We've been trying to get this girl (Betty Boop) for over a month now.. she's at a no kill shelter 5 hours south of here, she's being fostered by the director of the shelter, who has grown really attached to her, and has been going back and forth between wanting to adopt her out, and not wanting to part with her..

Well while Brian, Zeke & I were on vacation last week in Kansas, I got a call from the woman at the shelter who I've been in contact with (not the same person who is fostering Betty) and she asked me a few questions.. about our family's activity level, ect ect... trying to determine if we could be the right home. She sounded pretty happy with my answers.. and asked if I'd be able to come down this Saturday with Zeke to see if they get along, and I guess at that point we'd be able to bring her home.

She's 7 months old, and up until tonight we'd only seen two pictures of her.. from when she was just a couple of months old.. well we got some picures tonight from just a couple of days ago.. We were very suprised.. because she doesn't look much like a Boston at all... Brian's dissapointed, because we'd wanted a BT that LOOKED like a BT for such a long time.. Zeke has a long nose, and is tall and lanky.. and this time we wanted one that was standard. She is definitely not. She looks big.. has floppy ears and a long tail.. almost more like a pit. I just had to laugh and laugh.. it probably serves us right.. for being so concerned with having a "standard boston".. I told Brian, "Did you honestly expect a confirmation winning show dog? We're rescueing!!!" Just because she doesn't have the boston look doesn't mean that she may not be the best dog ever.. from what I've been told, she's got lots of energy, is a total cuddle bug, and loves other dogs and people.. she may be the perfect sister for Zeke!!! I'm so so excited to meet her this weekend! I just hope it all works out, and I know that once Brian meets her, he'll forget all about her less-than-Boston appearance, and love her just the same!

Here are the pictures we were given tonight... they said she wouldn't stop playing the entire time..

In the photos she's playing with her little black Chihuahua buddy Minky.

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