April 30, 2003

I don't understand what is going on at our house.  Sometimes strange people still come to our house & we all have to get in the car and go for another ride.  I am getting a little more used to riding in the car now & I have quit shaking.  We now have boxes all over the place and our house looks like a train ran through it.  Today is Mommy's birthday, she told me she is 100 - wow that seems pretty darned old to me!

May 1, 2003

Today I got a pretty new blue harness because Missy chewed up my red one.  I like my blue one much better, so I guess I should think Missy for it.

May 5, 2003

Mommy & Daddy have started putting everything in our house into boxes.  I am getting scared again because everything I have gotten used to is now disappearing!

May 15, 2003

I have been feeling very insecure these past few weeks.  There have been so many changes and I worry a lot about what is going on.  Some days I hide in my crate but Mommy comes & gets me & tells me everything is going to be ok.

May 27, 2003

I am really scared now!  My human sister came & picked up Missy & Gretchen.  I don't know where she took them, but they didn't come back home tonight. 

May 28, 2003

Panic set in today!  My sisters are still gone & now there are lots of scary men in my house.  I hid in my crate all day & Mommy moved me into the utility room so nobody could bother me.  When she came in to get me I saw that everything in our house was gone.  I guess those men took everything we had.

 Daddy put me on a leash & took me outside so I could go to the bathroom.  One of the men came over to look at me - he thought I was really pretty.  He talked very softly to me & asked my daddy lots of questions about rescue dogs.  Daddy said that man might just adopt a rescue dog one day.

We left in the car & drove to another house that I had never seen before.  Those men came here in a big truck & started pulling out all of our stuff & put all of it in this house.  I sat in my crate by the fireplace and watched them unload everything.  I didn't make a peep because I didn't want anyone to know I was there.  The only good thing about today was that Tracy (my human sister) was waiting for us here.  She helped Mommy all day.  Tonight I slept in my crate in a strange new room with Mommy & Daddy.  I have no idea where Missy & Gretchen are & that scares me so much!

May 29, 2003

I was feeling pretty brave today & I explored this house all by myself.  It has a nice fenced in backyard, but I don't like to go outside there by myself.  I was really excited tonight because Tracy came over & she had Gretchen & Missy with here.  I am so happy they are here now & I feel much better.

June 10, 2003

I have learned to like this new house a lot now.  I still don't like going outside in the backyard& Mommy usually has to put me on a leash to get me out.

June 15, 2003

Daddy took me to a groomer today.  She cut my hair & made me look very nice.  I clung  to my daddy the entire time so I know it wasn't easy for her to groom me.  She was a nice lady and very patient with me, but I hope I don't ever have to see her again.

June 20, 2003

I have two new names since we moved here - the Poop Monster & the Sock Monster.  Missy told me being called a poop monster was not something I should be proud of!

June 25, 2003

Tonight when Missy & I were in the backyard I got outside the fence through a warped board.  I wanted back in immediately and couldn't figure out how to get back.  Fortunately, Daddy found me and rescued me - I will never get outside again!  I was so scared!!

July 4, 2003

We spent the weekend at our cabin.  I had a wonderful time - I love to run up and down the driveway as fast as I can.  I got really brave tonight & jumped up on the chair with Gretchen.  I was afraid I might get in trouble, but Daddy just took my picture & told me I was a good boy.

July 25, 2003

Mommy told me I am getting much more sociable - whatever that means!  I have started playing with my cousins now & I am not so afraid of them now, although Kate can still be mean.

July 30, 2003

My biggest obstacle at this house has been the stairs.  When I first moved here I had a horrible time trying to climb up and down them.  However, I am quite proud of myself now because I have mastered the art of going up and down them without falling.

August 7, 2003

New people came to our house today.  I like the adult - Mommy said she is my other human sister.  However, her kids really made me nervous, especially the youngest one.  This is the first time I have been around kids - they are loud and move way too fast!

August 20, 2003

The oldest kid (Stephen) stayed with us when his Mom & sister went back to New Hampshire.  I have learned to like him - he is very nice and gentle with me.  He doesn't try to pick me up or pet me and he talks very softly to me.

August 30, 2003

Stephen went back home two days ago & I actually miss him.  Missy runs up to his room to find him.  She loved to have him rub her tummy when he was here.

September 15, 2003

I have had lots of fun at the cabin the past 2 weeks.  Today Missy brought in a dead baby squirrel and dropped him on the floor in the hall.  Gretchen and I ran over to see what she had & Daddy came to see what we were all looking at.  He took the little squirrel outside and buried it.

September 30, 2003

Tonight was one of those nights that I really hate.  We all got a dreaded bath.  Daddy still has to put a leash on me to get me into the bathroom.  Then when I am in the bathtub I just shake & shake - I get very scared.

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