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
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.