December 27th 2011 7:12 pm
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Mom says we keep surprising her. She's starting to thank she's got us mixed up in her head. Here she was worried forever about Zach and how he would react to Gris. Turns out Gris adores Zach and Zach adores him. I've just now started cuddling with Gris. Just hard to relate to a ball of frenzy feed fuzz.
Now, it's modeling time. Our New Years Eve outfits came in today, along with two cards, one from Canada and one from Cali. Silly Mom left them at Grandma and Grandpas when she went in to visit and show Grandma our outfits.
Turns out Zach loved his but it was a little uncomfortable for a second or two. Personally, I have no pity for anybody anymore after wearing that stinky itchy rental bunny outfit for Easter last year....opps this year. Me, I loved looking pretty in my New Years Eve outfit and ran around the house just a strutting my stuff. Now I have a collar similar to Diamonds!
Mom finally found the camera. Guess where it was? Under the mountain of pillows on the bed, where she was laying this morning. MOL! And Gris said I hid it! Ha! He was right about one thing..Mom did look everywhere for that camera tonight. She was about to call ghostbusters when she found it.
Don't forget, purr for Gris. He's losing his manhood tomorrow. Poor boy. I remember when I got fixed I pulled my stitches out, twice. The second time it was only days from when they were supposed to get taken out anyway. Saved Mom some money, cause Doc said it was fine and she said "there's only but three stitches intact still, I'll just snip them myself" He said as long as everything looks good then that's fine.
December 24th 2011 6:54 pm
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As you guys know, our videos is as much about the music and the beat as it is about us. Sorry we just can't help it. And on that note I made a Christmas Video for all our friends to enjoy. At first it seems really super duper country but the song picks up the beat and it is a favorite of mine. It is Cyndy Lauper's "It feels like Christmas". The song is about when you are truly content and in love in your relationships it feels like Christmas every day. How great of a statement is that.
Now Gris is working on a video too but at the rate he's going it will be done in 2012. MOL! His is actually videos of him and Zach playing together. It is set to "Run Run Rudolph." He'll let you know when it is uploaded. Maybe tomorrow.
Zach decided not to do a video instead he's adding a kick butt playlist of some of his favorite songs old and new. He said it's for everyone that is tired of Christmas music already. I've heard some of the songs and there is non stop great music. He has everything from The Kingsmen's Louie Louie to our favorite from this year "Pumped up Kicks". He's got CCR, James Taylor, Queen, Foo Fighters you name it...it's there! It will be online in seconds after publishing this diary.
December 18th 2011 4:06 pm
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Grandpa and Grandma came over with Buddy today. This is his third time here and he still thanks we are squirrels! Mom decided to take some pics which in return made her decide to make his page. Mom said it needs some serious tweaking. But guess what she realized....Our pages are gigantic! It's like they have gotten bigger. At first she was thanking Buddy's page was small then she realized the problem lied in our pages. Weird huh? Wonder how that happened? The dog pages are right, ours is wrong. Just thought it was a little weird and wanted to mention it.
Could it had been a code flea?
If you haven't signed up for being an Elf see mine and Zach's old diaries. I don't want you to miss it!
December 17th 2011 1:59 pm
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Living in Lapland
At one stage it was thought that the elves live in Father Christmas‘ (Santa’s) village in North Pole. However, in 1925 it was discovered that there are no reindeer in the North Pole but there are lots in Lapland, Finland. Nobody has actually seen their village because the passage to it is a secret that is known only to Father Christmas and the elves. We know that it is somewhere on the Korvatunturi mountain in the Savukoski county of Lapland, Finland, which is on the Finnish-Russian border.
On January 6 the elves light up their torches and come down from their secret village in the mountain to play in a secret field to celebrate the last day of Christmas.
The names of the elves
The elves are the children of Gryla and Leppaludi, their father and mother. Some people say that there are 13 elves, some say 9, some 6. They are very clever and help Father Christmas to design the toys that children and grownups order by post, email or textingl. We know at least 6 of the duties they have, including looking after the reindeer. Here it is with their Westernised names:
Bushy Evergreen is the inventor of the magic toymaking machine.
Shinny Upatree is Father Christmas’s (Santa’s) oldest friend and cofounder of the secret village in Lapland.
Wunorse Openslae designed Father Christmas’s sleigh and maintains it for top performance. (It is believed that the reindeer reach speeds faster than Christmas tree lights.) He also cares for the reindeer.
Pepper Minstix is the guardian of the secret of the location of Father Christmas’s village.
Sugarplum Mary is Head of the Sweat Treats, and assistant to Father Christmas’s wife, Mrs Claus, also known as Mary Christmas.
Alabaster Snowball is very important. He is the Administrator of the Naughty & Nice list.
Now we need a vote...would you like us to give you a traditional Elf name or would you like to come up with your own? Even if you come up with your own names we can still give you a duty at Zachy Paws Land. To make up your own name this link has helped us a lot...
Generated Elf Names
Remember this name will be on your Elf Certificate! So pick wisely.
December 15th 2011 5:27 pm
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Back in the spring we started a group. Sadly to say it died. Well, never even hit the ground running but the group was called Small Victories against Animal Abuse. It was supposed to be a place were pet lovers could celebrate laws being put into place to save animal lives.
No, we aren't trying to make you feel bad, not at all. Most groups you look at are dead. Mom is a realist so this doesn't disappoint her. I thank she would have been more shocked if it became a big group. MOL!
Anyway, here we go again talking about animal abuse on Gris's diary. Mom just can't help herself and the beautiful thing is all the Mom's and Dad's in animalster land feels the same way. We do love you guys and love being here with you!
So, with the discussion moving to abuse and laws Mom wanted to share this video clip and article with you all. After all Susie is the reason she started the group in the first place.
Susie's and Chamberland's laws Sorry about the commercial you have to sit through.
First Susie's law court outcome
Just wanted to share this with you. After all it's time to look back at what good has happened in the year.
December 7th 2011 6:50 pm
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So,Saturday Mom came home from work and she ran to get our tree. At 3:37 she realized she forgot to take me to get my picture taken with Santa Paws. So we rush over to Petsmart. Good thing we live around the corner, 4 min. ride tops if you hit the lights wrong.
After getting slung around in the car, I then had a close and counter with a rott. Spooky! He was so big! Then because Mom didn't want my harness in the pic she left it off. Was this smart? No. Within five steps of the door I slipped out my collar and ran to sniff the butt of a very handsome Pit. His Mom joked about us knowing what to do. My Mom was trying not to panic as she grabbed me to put my collar back on. I know sometimes Mom wonders to herself why she takes me anywhere. Mom says me in Petsmart is a crap shoot. You never know how I'm going to act. There was probably 20 doggies there.
Mom finally figured out where Santa was. I waited till a big shy Golden Retriever got his picture taken and then it was my turn. I sniffed, and sniffed and sniffed some more! The teenager with the camera was asking if I was shy. Then Santa said he was peed on earlier. What???!!!! Somebody peed on Santa! It's coal for them! BOL! I jumped up on the seat with Santa but then Mom left me! Where you going Mommie??? She then got behind the teenager and started squeaking the toy. What the heck was that supposed to do? Anyway they took 6 or 7 shots.
Mom picked one and then we had to walk up to the front to pay them walk back to the back to get my pic. The pic they gave me was not the one Mom picked. She looked for the one she wanted on the camera and it was gone! So she took the one they had. As soon as we got in the car Mom said "Teenagers!"
Mom said we would go back this Saturday with either Buddy, CS or Lucius. She said it would be so cool if we all would get a good shot together. She also said "Fat chance". Man what a ugly clan we would be. Heehee.
Oh! And before we left I got nose to nose with an English Bulldog. I started to growl. Mom kept pulling me back saying "that's not her, that's not Harley" She knew that dog scared me and that was proof. All the dogs that was in there. Little dogs in carts, a big big big grey Pit named Sarge He probably weighed 85 pds easy, a little girl dog with red bows in her hair just dogs everywhere and I minded my own business till I seen the Bulldog.
PS- I embarrassed Mom by pooping in the parking lot. BOL!
December 2nd 2011 7:38 pm
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Mom is testing out a friends Bose set for the laptop cause she's thanking she wants to upgrade. Dad said he would get her set for Christmas if that's what she wants. Now you know how we are big music heads. We listen to music every night while on here.
So, anyway, she plugs in this set of speakers that is like the bomb in the speaker world and she goes to playlist. But it was still quite. She was at a loss, she had no idea what to listen to. I asked her, Mom whats wrong. Mom said she wanted to hear the perfect song on the first try. Guess what she picked? Fireflys by Owl City. I love that song, it made me thank about the jar of fireflys I gave Milo. Mom says the song just makes you want to walk barefoot through some cool baby grass.
Then she hit Mandolin Rain by Bruce Hornsby and she danced with me! Me! Can you believe it! Two years ago I wouldn't even let her pick me up. Now we are dancing, like her and Zach does and Dad and Diamond does. Yes dad picks that 50 pd dog up and dances with her. About somewhere through the second verse I was ready to get down but I hope she dances with me again.
She decided the speakers was most definitely worth the money but still not sure if she doesn't want some shiny trinket from their jewelry store or an Etsy store. She wants a pendant with Diamonds or fake Diamonds in the shape of a paw. If anybody knows where to find this pendant let us know please. She seen a cheapy version of this last Christmas and bought it. She loved it but it lost it's shine.
Oh and Zach is showing his true colors. Mom thanks the green monster has jumped on his back. See Diamond is Mom's Velcro dog.
She is always beside Mom. Well, Zach went to lay on Mom's lap but of course she had the sudden urge to pee. So she got up, here comes Diamond right behind her. Zach gives Diamond that cross eyed look Mom told him to go to his room. He went. Then he stuck his head out and she told him to get back in there. Could it be there's just not enough loving for him after Diamond, Gris and Me. He's not going to have attitude with me cause I want allow it and Gris is the spoiled baby that can't do wrong in Zach's eyes. So that leaves Diamond and she is in all fairness an outsider to our little kitty world.
November 30th 2011 5:19 pm
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Any advice will be appreciated. Mom just doesn't know what to do.
Mom has been noticing a tension around the house. Everybody seems to be skiddish, especially Gris and Diamond. Last night, Gris popped me in the butt playing when I was squatting down doing something, don't remember what. Well, I yelled "Ouch that hurt" Zach got it wrong and attacked Diamond, smacky pawed her a couple times. Guess what it just happened again. Gris and Diamond both were laying on the bed with me. Gris stretched with his claws in my knee. Again being surprised by searing kitten claws going through my flesh I said "Ouch Gris!" Here comes Zach, pops Diamond a couple more times. Hate to admit it but I lost my temper with Zach this time. I love how he is protective but he can't get it through his thick skull that it's not Diamond hurting Mommie.
This needs to change because Diamond already is an easily stressed doggie.
I could see it now, somebody breaks in my house, Diamond is biting them, I am screaming, and Zach attacking Diamond! This is not a new problem but I thank it has gotten worse with Gris here. What can you do with an overly protective cat?
November 25th 2011 5:48 pm
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First and for most Thanks M for picking my diary today. Thanks everyone for my preezies! I love them all!
Second, Sleep and crew, I used to tell my dreams in my diary. Maybe I should start doing it again.
Now onto my Thanksgiving rant. As you know Thanksgiving is for giving Thanks.
I'm thankful for....
2) for the thankless job of of taking care of these rowdy guys around here.
3)that I'm the one that has to tell Mom that we are out of water or food.
4)that I'm the one that has to let her know that she's getting slack on her cleaning the litter box duties
5)I'm the one to growl out a warning when someone is at the door
6)for having to be the one to love on all strangers and dogs that come in the house. A southern belle knows how to be truly welcoming, it's our duty.
7)And most importantly, I'm the one that has to keep Zach grounded when he gets to big for his britches.
You know what, I wouldn't want it any other way! I love my family and their messed up personalities. I especially thankful that Diamond is here or I would be outnumbered. MOL!
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and found a lot to be Thankful for!
November 17th 2011 5:16 pm
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Wow! What a day yesterday turned out to be. Where do I start? First the storm...a F2 touched down about 20 min drive from here if you take the highway. It made an 8 mile path of destruction. Look at it this way Mom had two friends at work who was out today to clean up and meet with insurance adjusters. Have we seen bigger yeah. An F4 hit our city just two years ago. Sadly to report there has been two deaths..a grandma and grandson. We are purring for the victims of all tornadoes set off by these storms.
Second our grandma and grandpa called Mom yesterday while she was at Home Depot buying potting soil and some new rose pruners, sorry just had to throw that in there- (Mom got a new gorgeous rose bush last weekend. It's the flag ship rose of Mom's favorite Rose store about 40 min. away.pic of the rose) Anyway, they wanted to stop by the house. Guess what they surprised us with? Yep, a doggie. He was still doped up from his grape removal surgery but boy was he cute! Buddy the Beagle
Buddy and Diamond
Mom is kinda worried about one thing, it looked like he tried snapping at Gris but with him not feeling good it's possible that was the reason for his reaction. When he comes over this weekend Mom will keep an eye on him.
Did I tell you Diamond spent most of the day stuck under the bed? The really really hard rain scared her. The news said we got like 2.6 in of rain yesterday.
And one more thing. It was Dad's 44th bday. So, Brent came over with a nice watch for his Dad And Grandma D came by and started brow beating Dad into saying wither he was going to go to his uncles house for Thanksgiving or not. It was really funny. Ps the uncle lives 2 hrs away. But Mom said we need to go cause we haven't been there in awhile.