Sunday, May 10, 2015


or at least best day in a long while, bol!
Hey everybuddy, I hope you don't mind a post from me today.
You know, these days I have a hard time walking on uneven ground.  My rear end isn't as strong as it used to be and when I step on things that are uncomfortable for my paws, I can't really limp or adjust my balance and I stumble or my rear end sort of caves.  Of course this has mom worried.  As a result, though, our adventures and walkies have been kept to a minimum.  I haven't been able to go off road and explore or play fetch in my field.
Mom has been thinking and wondering if my track shoes would help.  Today we decided to actually give it a go.  I was skeptical...ok...I just didn't want to wear my track shoes...
Though at least I only had to wear the rear ones...

Now I can't even the remember the last time I was able to get out into the dirt and do some real exploring, or for me and mom to take a longer walk on the dirt roads around my field.  Let me tell you, with my track shoes on, it was like old times!  To quote mom, I was motoring, bol!  I didn't stumble or limp; just go, Go, GO!
I even got to step on a bunny, bol!  Really!  Right where I put my paw, the little feller shot out from the grass.  Mom had hold of my fun line but I think I was too surprised to think about chasing it (Mom keeps me on a long line for safety now since I don't hear well any more).  We saw three bunnies today...or maybe the it was the same bunny three times...
Anyhoo, besides taking mom on that walkie today for Mother's Day, I gave her big smiles.  She said it did her heart good to see me moving so well and back in my element, so to speak.
I was having so much fun and just going and going, now mom wonders if she didn't let me overdo it.
I wonder if I can get another massage from Pip...
Happy Mother's Day to all of the Moms out there!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Toesday with Minnie

It's me...Minnie!
Me an my pawsies are hangin out on the catio.
We do enjoy the little bench we have out here.
The weather here has been really nice lately.  Almost summer-like, even.  Last week we had a couple of days where we were close to needing the cold air blowy machine and we are starting to hear them come on around the neighborhood.
Last Friday mom brought some garden plants home.  Her workplace had a plant give-away for everybuddy.  Mom got squillions of tomato and pepper plants plus a coupla squash and one watermelon.  Besides that, the plants are a mystery, mol.  Mom did not keep track of the different varieties.  We know the pepper plants are baby bell types but that is it.  Anyhoo, over the weekend mom planted everything.  She put most of the peppers in a little planter just beyond our catio.
We told her to save room for catnip plants for us, but well, she never listens to us.
Last Friday was also My Day.  No, that's not a typo for May Day...I mean Minnie Day!  My estimated birfday!  I'm not sure how old I was supposed to check my records...maybe nine?  I'm pretty sure I'm not in double digits yet.  I got my own Minnie Box too, but I was actually more interested in getting out on the catio than checking out my pressies.  Mom picked out the sort of toys that I like: a mini wand with feathers and a butterfly and most impawtantly the string to attack and chew, a feather copter, plus some treats.  You know, my estimated birthday could've been on Smidgen Day too...but we all know we don't share around here (hee hee!) so mom picked May 1 for me.
That's about a wrap for this Toesday.
Have a good one, everybuddy!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Whatcha doin?

Um, hai...
Whatch doin up there?
You wouldn't happen to need any help, would you?
Are you sure???
5 minutes later and now for all time...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wordy Wednesday: It's...

It's that time of year again...
Time for Tax Day Smidgen Day!
Today is my estimated birfday and I'm twelve!
Do you believe it?
Mom actually came through this time with presents.
Real presents.
See, I got my very own Smidgen Box!
Mom said she packed it special for me.  But then I noticed some dog treats in the box...I'm not sure what that was about.  Mom says she picked out treats for me but a card in the box said they were all out.
Anyhoo, mom knows I like toys with tails on them so I got this squirrel kicker.
It is nip-tastic!
Erm...sorry about the clawrs in your leg, mom...
Then Minnie took it over...
and slobbered all over it...
I got another fun kicker plus a little blankie.
I know I don't look so excited, but this is a great toy too.  I like to attack the streamers.  I didn't post a good picture of the blankie.  It has a pink and black print on one side and soft Sherpa or something on the other side.  It is super soft and comfy.  Mom put it on top of the crate ptu I like to lay on.
Well, I'm having a really nice day, but for you peeps out there that still might be stressy about that tax stuff, just relax and have a roll in a sunpuddle.  You'll feel better.
And if that doesn't help, how about another edition of purr therapy?
Have a great rest of your Smidgen Day, everybuddy!