Throwback Thursday – Family Art Night!

It’s another Throwback Thursday! This week I want to share with you more stuff we did when my Auntie was here!

Did you know that my humom’s whole family is really artistic? My humom’s mom loves to watercolor and recently she has been painting more.

I guess that really inspired my Auntie because she wanted to do a family art night during her visit! They got out all their art paper and watercolor paints and started setting up. My humom’s dad didn’t join us though. He wanted to play his ookaleelee.

I tried to help! Actually no, that’s a lie, I just wanted to sit on Auntie’s lap.

Then I went over to see what my humom’s mom was up to.

I wanted to see what she was painting but I wasn’t allowed to jump on her lap. Hmph.

I’m bored….Nymeria play with me!

 

My humom had been working on a pencil sketch for Wilhelmina’s humom so she decided to continue with that project.

Do you see all those beautiful color pencils in the background? Apparently they are really expensive and my humom couldn’t afford to buy them so my humom’s mom bought them for her birthday! Her birthday was at the end of March, right when Auntie came to visit! It was perfect timing!

We were getting bored and wanted to play on the couch but we weren’t allowed. Dogs aren’t allowed on the furniture at my humom’s parents’ house. What kind of ridiculous rule is that!

Whaddaya mean we’re not allowed on the couch??

Mom! Wanna take a break and give us a treat because we’re so adorable??? Heehee…

How can you resist these eyes???

Our humom finally got the hint and stuffed us with treats and we took a nap while everyone was working on their art.

It started to get late so my humom packed up her stuff and we were ready to go home. She wasn’t able to finish her sketch but she made some good progress!

This is what her mom painted! She was practicing how to draw trees and leaves for her next painting project.

My Auntie finished her watercolor and it looked amazing! She painted her boyfriend’s dog Gnocchi. He’s a really tiny white Chihuahua. Isn’t he cute?

I hope on their next art night someone will paint a picture of ME!

Do you have any paintings or sketches of yourself? Do you have any favorite artwork?

Mia

Throwback Thursday – Nymeria is making progress!

Today marks exactly 6 months since Nymeria has been here and she’s made a lot of progress! She is still very weary of strangers, especially men but she loves all the humans at her daycare and she is slowly warming up to Uncle Erik and Wilhelmina’s hudad.

Back in March when my Auntie was visiting, Nymeria made a huge breakthrough with her! She let my Auntie pet her and give her treats but the biggest thing of all was…She started playing with her! My Auntie was so happy and so were we!

It was a shame that Auntie didn’t visit for very long, she was only here for a week. Nymeria warmed up to her the last day before Auntie went back to Boston.

Hopefully when Auntie comes back in the summer time Nymeria will remember back to this visit and warm up to her again!

 

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Throwback Thursday – New Toy!

 

Happy Thursday everyone! These past few weeks have been quite busy for us!

The first couple of weeks I had to lay low because we found out that I have mild hip and elbow displaysia 😦

As you know, laying low and resting are not in my vocabulary!! I was pretty bummed about the news until….

….My Auntie came to visit! She’s my favorite Auntie in the whole wide world!!!! I just can’t help it when I see her I just go crazy!

This time she had a surprise for me!

She made me a couple of rope toys! She used some of her old t-shirts and magically turned it into a tug toy!!  It was perfect timing since my humom couldn’t take me out to run off my energy, this was a great way to tire me out!

Auntie and I tested it out and it was a lot of fun!

Play with me mom!

And of course, the obligatory pose with my new toys…sigh…

Thank you Auntie for my new toys! I love them so much!

Do you guys like to play with rope or tug toys?

 

Mia

Throwback Thursday – Christmas Holidays

Since it’s Thursday, I thought I should throw it back to the holidays and share a bit of what we did!

This was our Christmas tree! It was my very first Christmas tree! (We didn’t have one last year because I was too scared of them).

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This year though, we had a couple of very special decorations. Instead of putting a star on top, my humom put a beautiful little snow owl in memory of my Angel brother Keiko.

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She also got a special Christmas ornament with his name on it.

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I supervised the whole thing, making sure all the decorations were in the right place. I had to take a nap afterwards, it’s very tiring being a supervisor!

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The best part of the holidays is when my FAVORITE AUNTIE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD comes to visit! She’s my humom’s younger sister. I did an intro post about her last year, you can read it here.

We always have so much fun together, this one time she took me to the beach to play fetch! If you missed that post, you can read it here!

I love sitting on Auntie’s lap! (I’m in denial that I’m too big to be a lap dog)

When she visits, she always stays at the parents’ house. I wish she could stay with us but our apartment isn’t big enough. My humom’s parents’ house is REALLY BIG! but…us dogs are only allowed in the kitchen.

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This would be the first time Nymeria would meet my humom’s whole family. She even met my humom’s brother, wife and son! They were visiting from Hawaii and my humom said she did very well. She was a little nervous but she sat quietly behind Humom. Unfortunately we didn’t get any photos, Humom forgot to take some!

While the humans were waiting for the food to be ready, I was watching my Auntie make this little fluffy ball thingy for her dad’s knitted hat (she knitted him a hat for Christmas!) I thought it was a toy so I kept staring at it, waiting for Auntie to give it to me. I think she called it a “pom-pom” or something. She ended making me one but it didn’t last very long…

 

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Nymeria whined a little bit throughout the night, but I tried to comfort her like a good big sister! Humom was very proud of me. 🙂

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Eventually she was able to relax and took a nap while the humans were eating.

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After dinner, my humom’s dad took out this weird contraption called a “oo-ka-lee-lee”. It plays music when you touch the strings.

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My Auntie serenaded me with it later on in the night!

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As you can see I enjoyed it very much!

My humom knew that it was time to go home when I jumped into her lap to sleep.

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I can’t wait until my Auntie comes back to visit! I think my humom said she will be back during broken Spring? I don’t really know what that means…how do you break Spring? Something about my Auntie not having to go to class for a week so she’s going to come home to celebrate my humom’s birthday!

Happy Thursday everyone!

 

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Breakthrough!

We made our humom cry the other night…but don’t worry! They were happy tears! Actually I even surprised myself because Nymeria and I played together!

After we had a long evening walk, we had dinner and then we started wrestling! Our humom couldn’t believe it she had to capture it on video!

We played for quite a while and we made quite a mess! We were all over the couch and all over the floor! Our humom didn’t mind, she was just so happy we were playing she didn’t care.

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Nymeria kept trying to get me play when I was taking a water break! This pup doesn’t slow down!

Oops! Did we make this mess???

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Man I’m really tired after all that playing!

We were utterly exhausted after all that playing, it’s time for bed! Good night!

 

 

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Tongue Out Tuesday

Hi furiends!

It’s another installment of Tongue Out Tuesday and—

Nymeria: Hey wait for me! I want to be part of  Tongue Out Tuesday! 

Mia: Sigh….well hurry up!! Geez, why do little sisters always have to be part of EVERYTHING you do….

Nymeria: Okay, I’m coming! I’m coming! 

ANYhoo, as I was saying…it’s another installment of Tongue Out Tuesday on this cloudy day, but that doesn’t stop us from having fun!

My humom says that this is probably one of her favorite TOTs because I have a goofy derpy face and my ears are flopping everywhere. What do you think??

Have a happy Tuesday! Keep those tongues hanging out!

 

Mia

Forced Sister Bonding

My humom is starting to worry a bit that Nymeria and I won’t get along because I’m still a little mean to her when we play outside, or if I try to play with her indoors she ignores me. We don’t like sleeping close to one another and I still get a bit protective over MY humom.

Nymeria has been with us (and in this country) for 4 weeks now. She’s made some progress with other things like potty training, and socializing at doggy daycare but our humom thought that her and I needed some good sister bonding time. Blah.

She thinks that playing fetch together isn’t good enough (because it becomes competitive) and that we need a nice long walk where we can both run free. She decided that the jetty would be the best place to take us (the forest has too many little animals and smells, Nymeria would never come back). We usually go to the jetty with my bestie Wilhelmina and Avalon and Duffy but this time it was what I call “forced sister bonding time”.

The walk started off okay I guess…Nymeria got excited about a bunch of birds in the water.

Nymeria: Hey Mia! What are those white things in the water?? How can we get down there?? I wanna go see!!

Mia: Relax, they’re just birds…probably just lookin’ for fish. We’re not allowed down there. Are you going to be this annoying the whole walk??

 

Nymeria: I’m not annoying! You’re annoying!

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Nymeria: You pick on me all the time!

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Mia: That’s what big sisters are for!

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Nymeria: Have you looked in the mirror lately?? I’m “bigger” than you!

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Mia: Fine, then that’s what OLDER sisters are for! 😛

 

Mia: I’m going to go find something stinky to eat or roll in

Nymeria: Hey wait up! I want to come!

Mia: Hey! What’s that over there?

Nymeria: Where? What? Oooo…I think I see something!

Mia: I saw it first! It’s mine!

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It’s a fish’s head!!! Jackpot!

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Nymeria: I’ve never had one of those. Is it any good?

 

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Mia: Are you kidding?? They’re delicious!! Er..I mean…no they’re alright…save your palette for something tastier. I’ll take this one. 

 

Humom: Uh no, none of you will take this one. I’m throwing it away!

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Mia: Sigh FINE…I’ll go look for something else before you can stop me!

Humom: No you will not. You will sit pretty and take some photos with your sister.

On our way home, Nymeria was totally passed out on the car.

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Pfft. Amateur. I was ready for the next adventure!!! Where to mom??

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What kind of adventures do you guys have planned for the weekend? Happy Friday everyone! Hope you have a great weekend too!

 

 

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See you again soon Auntie!

We went by humom’s parents’ house last night to say good bye to my Auntie.  She played fetch and threw my frizzy bee with me!

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She flew back to Boston this morning and I miss her already!

I got a little too excited afterwards and chewed up part of my frizzy bee. I couldn’t help it! It was pretty tasty though I must admit.

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My humom was not impressed with the proud look on my face.

Then we played with some sticks and I took a break and chewed on some.

I didn’t want to go home but Auntie still needed to pack and go to bed. I asked my humom if I gave Auntie my Bear-Bear would she stay?

But she said no, Auntie had to go back to Boston to go back to school. She said that Auntie will be back for Christmas though! I can’t wait to see her again!

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Have a safe flight Auntie! Good luck with your first year in med school! Love you!

 

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