Monday, August 13, 2012
We can't believe the Olympics is over. Mama wanted to be more active, but there has been lots of family stuff going on.
We celebrated our Grandpa's birthday not to long ago. He's visiting from Florida for the summer and we are so glad to spend time with him. For someone who hasn't spent much time with dogs, he truly has taken to his doggy grandkids. Mom and Dad are often surprised that we have charmed them so much.
On a sadder note, we went to visit one of our favorite relatives at the hospice center. Katy has never been to a nursing facitity before and she was so brave. All of you would have been so proud of her. She even let two older ladies pet her as she was leaving. She spent most of the time at the end of the bed guarding against intrustions. She really couldn't grasp the purpose for the visit. Bailey has had nursing home experience. He spent a good bit of time visiting my grandmother when she was staying in one. However, he is much closer to the person who is there now and you could tell it was troubling him when he realized who it was and where she was and he hopped up on the bed and snuggled with her for most of the visit. It was hard not to cry when you realized how much he understood. Bailey slept most of the afternoon away when he got home.
We thank everyone for raising our spirits during the Olympics. We enjoyed all the events.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Welcome to the Blogville Squirrel Hurdles Event. Our athletes have been screened by the Olympic Commitee for bugs and are prepared for the event. While many would prefer to increase the odds of catching squirrels by having a nice clear approach to the squirrel most know their are obstacles and often hurdles that must be cleared to reach the elusive squirrel. Thus squirrel hurdles was born.
Our first participant is Corbin of Oh Corbin
Next up is Dante of All About Lacocoon Dante
Our next canidate is Goose of Gospel of Goose
Next to compete Lassiter and Benjamin of Lassiter Chase
Up next will be Lily Belle and Muffin of Lovable Lily
In the next round will be Molly of Molly The Wally
Our next athlete will be Nina of Bird Brains and Dog Tales
Appearing next will be Posie of Posie Dog
Ready to make the next round is Roo of Roo's Doins
Up next is Roxy of Downunder Daisy
Appearing next will be Sarge of Sarge Speaks Out
Next on the field is Storm of Charlene and Storm
Our final contestant for the 2012 Squirrel Hurdles Olympic event will be Tavish of Big Bubba and Baby Sister Blogger
We thank all the athletes for their participation and hard work in training for this event. Please pick up your medal and display it proudly on your blog.
Don't forget to visit DRAW your Peeple and the Snack Sack Race to cheer on the athletes as they have all worked so hard in their events.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
We are having so much fun participating in events and visiting the other venues when we aren't competing in events. Today we participated in stick jumping which you can see the wonderful video of the event at Bert's here. We both participated in the event and really enjoyed this event.
We went and visited the Stick event over at Goose's and you can view the video here. The event features both singles and doubles events. It is well worth the time to visit. Tomorrow is Marathon Chewing and Digging. Looking at the list of events, we are hosting Squirrel Hurdles and it looks like our only remaining athletic event is the Tennis Ball one. We will be heading over to cheer on all the athletes at the events, though.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Mama wants to congratulate all the hosts on the amazing jobs they have been doing on the Blogville Olympic events. Things have been a little crazy lately, but while we haven't been blogging as much as we hoped to during the games, we have been trying to travel to all the events and cheer on the athletes. The competitions have been wonderful. There are some amazingly talented animals out there.
We can't wait to start the Squirrel Hurdles.