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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It’s my birthday!

Hi Guys!! Guess what?? IT’S MY BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!!

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Sigh…Mom, is this birthday hat really necessary? Why do you always have to humiliate me?

I turn two years old! My humom can’t believe I’m already two. She still calls me her baby (and says I still act like one sometimes…hmph!) She still misses my puppy days because I was so cute and tiny and much easier to handle. BOL!

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I always celebrate my birthday with my BFF Wilhelmina because her birthday is only a couple of weeks before mine! If you missed her birthday post, you can click here!

My humom was being a big pain in the butt persistent about getting a photo of me and Wilhelmina with our birthday cake. I couldn’t understand why until I heard her tell Wilhelmina’s humom that she wanted to recreate the same photo every year so they could look back and compare all the years. Sheesh! Who cares! Just give us the cake!

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Happy 2nd Birthday to us!

This is what we looked like on our first birthday!

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Look how much smaller we were! Wilhelmina definitely grew a lot! We were small enough that we could fit in the photo without my humom standing on a stool.  But this year she had to get a small stool and stand higher to fit us in the picture because Wilhelmina is so tall!

My second year has been quite eventful!

I moved into a new place with my humom and furbrother Keiko…

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“I don’t like all these boxes in my way…what is going on here?”

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“Hmmm…this new place has a nice patio just for me! I think I like it here!”

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Yup! I like it here too!

…I made a bunch of new friends!…

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My twinsie Pyper

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Little Human Kaylie

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My little buddy Teddy

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…and of course I couldn’t forget about my new blogging friends!…

…I went to my first fundraiser event!…

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Support Lupus!

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Come get your raffle tickets!

…I went on some FANTASTIC adventures with my pals!…

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Hey Bruno slow down! Wait for me!

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My wrestling buddy Molly

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My partner in crime, Wilhelmina

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The beach is ours for the taking Wilhelmina!

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What’s up there?

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My other partner in crime, Duffy

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Beach Fun with my frizzy bee! You can’t catch me!

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Beach fun with my Auntie and her boyfriend

…I saw my first jelly fish!…

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Can I eat it mom?

…got my first backpack!…

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Where to mom? I’m ready!

…Sadly, we had to say good bye to Keiko…(my humom isn’t ready to talk about it yet)…Keiko I miss you, even though we never played together I still miss your presence. You were an amazing big brother, thank you for being so patient with me and putting up with me. ❤

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Rest in Peace Keiko (Nov 2003-Oct 2017)

…but I got a new annoying fursibling…(now I know how Keiko felt! BOL!)

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Meet my ‘little’ sister Nymeria!

And now I have to share a lot of things with her…like my birthday treats!

My joint birthday party with Wilhelmina is this weekend but my humom wanted to me to have some treats to eat on my actual birthday so she got me these!

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They all look delicious!!!

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The obligatory balance on the nose trick…sigh…

My humom tried to get a group photo with us and the treats but Nymeria wasn’t being very cooperative so she gave up and just let us choose one.

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Nymeria! Why won’t you look at the camera!

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Hey! Mom! She’s reaching for one! I get first pick!

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Hmmm so many to choose from….which one do I want?

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Do I want this one?…

 

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or….this one?…

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Yup, definitely this one!

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Thanks Mom!

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Hmmm..I want the big cookie too!

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NOM! NOM!

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Thanks Mom! Happy Birthday Mia!

My humom was also making some dog treats for me us so she let us lick the spoon!! Yummmm! peanut butter!

Nymeria: What’s peanut butter? I don’t think I’ve ever had that before…

Mia: Try it! It’s AMAZING!!!!! 

Nymeria: Hmmm! You’re right! This stuff is delicious!

Gotta get every last bit!

Man..I’m beat…Who knew that eating treats, doing tricks and licking a peanut butter spoon would be so tiring!

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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!

 

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I have a new sister!

Furiends!! Guess what!! I have a new sister!!! She arrived late tonight and she’s been settling in pretty well considering how far she’s come!

She’s had quite the journey and even the whole adoption process was an emotional stressful rollercoaster. I’ll let my humom tell you about it sometime.

In the meantime, here are a couple of photos of her arriving in Vancouver!

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We figured she would be hungry after two long flights so I shared my raw food with her. My humom said she devoured it!

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My uncle Erik came over to help out, he took me out while my humom was bringing my new sister so that we would meet outside of the home. We walked around the block together before we went back inside.

Uncle Erik was really nice to her and tried to make her feel welcome.

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She sniffed around everywhere and was really interested in my chew toys. My humom was so proud of me because I shared really well.

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I even shared my favorite spot on the couch! She seems to like it a lot!

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She snapped at me a couple of times when I got too close to my humom but she said to give her a bit of time to adjust. I slept on one side and her on the other.

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We’re all pretty beat, too much excitement for one night!6DBCE7D3-3126-41E3-AB36-DED72AE05A98

Good night everyone!

 

 

 

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Sunday Funday – Walk for Lupus

Today my humom took me to a park that I have never been before! There was a special event today called

They hold it every year and this year my humom thought it would be a good idea to bring me so I could socialize with new people and new dogs.

We went early to help set up. Since I came along we couldn’t help with the food (darn!) but we got to mark the trail for the walk!

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By the time we finished marking the trail, lots of people started coming in and signing in for the walk.

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One family had an ADORABLE puppy Entlebucher named Bailey! My humom couldn’t stop going over to pet him. She is planning our next furry family member to be an Entlebucher so she was so happy she ran into one today! They are not a very common breed! We rarely see them around in Vancouver.

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Mia: Mom, what are we waiting for…can we start the walk yet? 

Once everyone was registered we were ready to go!

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These are my humom’s parents. They come out to support the BC Lupus Society every year!

Once the walk was done, everyone got a free lunch! My humom didn’t share her hotdog or chips but she gave me all the watermelon in her fruit salad! YUM!!! I love watermelon!

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So many people wanted to say hi to me and pet me. My humom was so happy to see that people weren’t scared of me and she said I was such a good girl. I was very friendly and wanted to kiss everyone on their faces!  A couple of people even asked to take a picture of me because I looked so cute in my Lupus bandana!

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I even helped sell some raffle tickets!

Cooper the Goldendoodle came to visit us. He was wearing a lupus bandana too!

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There were lots of other dogs there but my humom was so busy helping out she only got to take pictures of a few of them.

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All this socializing got me super tired. I tried really hard to stay awake but I ended up having a nice snooze in the shade by my humom’s feet.

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On the way home I was trying to convince my humom I wasn’t tired so that we could go to the park but I don’t think I was very convincing….

Mia: Mom, really! I’m…not…tired….See?? I’m sitting up! I’m ready to go to the park! 

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She wasn’t convinced. But I guess she was right because I passed out as soon as we got home!

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Hope you guys had a great weekend! Thanks for visiting!

 

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Friday Fun – New toy!

With Auntie visiting us right now, my humom has been spending lots of time with her and their parents. Whenever there has been low tide, my humom will also invite Auntie to come since she doesn’t get to see low tide where she lives in Boston.

She wasn’t impressed with me jumping on her though…

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As if it wasn’t exciting enough that Auntie was coming with us again to the beach, my humom GOT ME A NEW TOY!!!!! I think she called it a Frizz-bee. I don’t know why it’s called that it looks nothing like a frizzy bee? Nonetheless, it was super fun!

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I’m still trying to get the hang of it. I think the goal is for me to catch it while it’s still in the air. The wind makes it trickier too.

I still had lots of fun chasing it and running around in the water with it though! There were lots of dogs at the beach too that wanted to play with it! But I’m not very good at sharing toys, especially new ones so I just teased them all with it and got them to chase me.

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I was having so much fun I didn’t want to go home!

When we got home my humom hoped that she could get some work done but I had other plans…hee hee

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Doesn’t she know that treat toys are much more fun on humans’ laps?? Naps are way better too that way!

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Happy Friday Friends! Have a great weekend!!

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I love my Auntie

I might have mentioned my humom’s sister in a past blog but I don’t think I introduced her properly. She’s my humom’s younger sister. I really love my Auntie!

I don’t see my Auntie often because she lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She comes home to visit in December and in the summer when she’s not in school. My humom was very surprised to see that I was so drawn to her sister because I can be very shy at times and not let strangers pet me.

The last time she was here she came over to visit (in our previous home) and as soon as she sat on the couch I wanted to cuddle in her lap! (I don’t do this with very many people) If I want to cuddle in your lap that means you are very special to me!

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And then I got really goofy and she played with me and we played the tickle game that I like to play with my humom.

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I hope I get to see my Auntie again soon. My humom says she’ll be back in a couple of weeks. She hasn’t seen my new home yet so I’m very excited for her to come over and play with me again! 🙂

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I miss you Auntie!

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Do you have a favorite person other than your pawrents? Share it in the comments!

Thanks for visiting! See you again soon!

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