Friday, January 06, 2012

Flower's big event via Daisy Jiji


Hey all you Kitties out there ... It's me DaisyJiji !

Youngest kitty of the bunch & best friend to the doggies in my house.
Yes yes I am.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these big ole doggies!

That's me in the pic below with them, King & Flower.
I show those doggies how to eat grass.
Mom says that I must be watched by all of us when I am outside. WHAT!?!
Me ... I would never trot off ... Okay, well yes I would. ((silly wiggle))

Anywhoo ... The story.
Flower is only 7 months old & she had a crazy day yesterday!
Read on:

We call her Flower POWER. Cuz she is a force of nature.
Nothing like Mr. King.
Flower is a wild girl.
Mom says she is a working doggie. Needs to be busy.
Mostly she is busy chewing on Mr. King's ankles or licking my entire head. ((ick))

Well, yesterday mom took the doggies to the dog park & Flower got in big trouble.
Yep! Mom says she got herself busy into the bottom of a crazy dog pile.
Big men at the dog park braved the frenzied pile & got Flower out.
Mom says Flower boohooed a bit.
Everyone at the dog park was mortified. ((nice of them))

Mom hoisted all 40 pounds of Flower up into her arms & carried her out like a big basket of Flowers. ((Ha ha!)) Just like a bunch of heavy white tulips. Imagine?

I hear Flower was wagging her tail the entire way. Like a goofy white flag of surrender.
Mom said Mr King was bouncing around like a village idiot nipping on Flower's furry white toes. Dogs honestly they have no brains ... I know this firsthand. Gah!!!
More ...

When they came home our mom promptly lifted Flower onto the kitchen counter.
WHAT ... I was so mad! That is my domain. So I glared at this & turned my back on them.
Flower licked mom's face while mom examined every inch of her poop/leaf covered body.
That hound smelled bad. What is in that dog park anyway? Is it just a big litter box?

Mom found nothing of interest & lifted her down.
She walked all around the kitchen with a very happy face.
Mom washed her own face. Dog licks are hard to remove. I know!
Next ...

I "heard" from Tannie Man, he watched this ... Not sure if we should believe him.
But Tannie says Flower took a BATH. In the house! NO.
Gah ... I drink from a bathtub. Horrors ...

Tannie says mom plunked that crazy Flower into the guest bathtub.
He claims to have watched the entire bathing event.
He says Flower loved it.
Mom served up warm bubbly water with special doggie shampoo.
Flower really loved the extensive neck washing ... lots of icky stuff there.
Tannie says Flower was gazing at mom with love in her eyes. (whatever!)

Good news, this DID NOT HAPPEN IN MY BATHTUB. Phew!

Tannie watched Flower drink from the faucet. Eww.
And then Flower shook ... Oh my!
I guess there was water & poo everywhere.
Tannie ran off at that point. He is a smart kitty.
Glad I missed that!

The good news is Flower is clean, happy & healthy looking!
She got to sleep in a very clean & warm quilt from the laundry room ... Wow.
Tomorrow she is going to visit the "horrors" VET.

Mom had to give Mr. King a special treat ... he felt very left out & had his sad face on.

As for myself ... Well, I had to sneak up on Flower while she slept & sniff her furs.
I also licked her ear a little bit.
She smelled really good ... like a Flower!

Daisy Jiji
Cutest kitty of the land

Ps. For the Poupounettes:
(old unpublished post for you!)

Our Mom is very remiss in providing details of the puppy, Flower aka Flower Power!
I saw in the last post that you had left a comment regarding the pup.
The pup-tales below are from our Mom.
Meantime I will be off to enjoy the cool crisp weather ... In hopes of seeing a little green lizard via the screened in porch.
xxoo Miss Daisy Jiji

Dear Poupounettes,
I have been a very busy puppy-Mom wrangling all the critters in the house.
Puppy rearing is a daunting task not to be taken lightly ... And with much love!

June 2011 I realized Mr. King needed a buddy & girlfriend. Daisy Jiji was doing a great job of being a good kitty pal. But she was not up to the task of wrestling or chasing squirrels with. In addition, Daisy Jiji is a solo girl. She prefers her own company in her adventures.

Mid June I began a puppy search for the right pal for King & the kitty clan. I needed a small dog with good kitty mojo or a puppy with some spunk. I tried with breed specific rescue organizations ... Filled out all the forms, altered my vet for the reference phone calls & WAITED. And WAITED.

Like obtaining King, I had no patience (King came from Craigslist) I needed a dog now! All the dogs I tried to adopt, were adopted before I could see them or the foster homes were busy & could see me in a couple weeks - Hmmm, I think they were attached to the dogs!

Finally I decided to go to Operation Kindness a wonderful no-kill rescue facility. I decided to go with my instincts & get the dog or puppy that caught my eye. The day I went I found a sweet brown puppy! After waiting an hour for the staff to find the pups records it turned out it had already been adopted. Alas I went home with no puppy. It was hard to leave without adopting another kitty! So many pretty kitties ... All in a safe & wonderful place. So I drove home without a doggy pal for King.

A week later I woke early in the morning & decided to go back to Operation Kindness. I had been on their web site and had seen no update regarding puppies. By this time I had decided to get a puppy after discussions with the staff, due to my kitty clan. We agreed a pup might adjust better to my existing group the best.

I walked up to the door to find the facility wasn't open yet. Already a small crowd had gathered outside. I peeked into the window to see if there were any puppies in the lobby. I saw some little bitty Dachshunds & some German Shepherd pups. Um, nope ... Not quite right.

They opened the door ... We all herded in. I decided to take a seat in the lobby & chat with the staff once everyone received help & was settled in. About 10 minutes later a door in the back opened & out came staff with a bag of shredded newspaper along with a little fence. Right behind were 3 teenage girls, each holding a wiggling white fluff ball: Lillie, Millie & Tillie.

I fell in love!

One of the 3 pups was extra fluffy ... And before her paws touch the newspaper I had her in my arms. My new puppy!

Flower came home with me July 7th.
She had been fixed & she was a spitfire! The drive home was hilarious ... She tinkled in her crate, growled at me, barked fiercely periodically & then spent most her time watching the world go by in the car. Fearless is how I would describe her trip home. The minute she saw King she went straight for his mouth & hasn't stopped licking it since. =^,,^=

About Flower:
She loves King.
She is a Taurus.
She is 4 months old.
She & Daisy Jiji have found their happy place, finally.
Above all, she & King spend hours wrestling. HOURS!
She gets into all kinds of trouble ... Beyond King's puppy days!
She take everything away from King in the house - He loves it.
She guzzles water out of the hose with vigor & finds a good mud bath rejuvenating.
King is the best 'puppy' dog. He lets her bites his ears, legs, tails & any other body part that goes by her mouth.

Flower's first visit to the dog park was great, very different from King. She has tons of confidence, has places to go & people to greet. Upon entering the park now, all the humans call out her name & she runs like the wind into their laps. A 20 pound cream puff!

We adore her!
WCTs Mom

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Dear Alice ... We shall miss you. Quite a bit ...

Dearest Bloggyville,

Our sweet friend Alice, from We are the Rose Jugglers, has made her way over The Rainbow Bridge today.
We are very sad to know that she has left, but happy that she is amongst friends.

She was the first doggie to inspire our mom to get King & Flower.
Our mom loved to take walks with Alice & her mom.
Alice was the first doggie friend King made in the big city & he loved to walk with her.
On every walk, she would sniff everyone's front yard with her wonderful black nose!

Alice's bark was fantastic.
As a beagle mix, she could really get that bark going for all to hear ... Loud & clear.
She enjoyed fuzzy toys & soft blankets to snooze on.

She brought so much joy to her family & all those that met her.
Alice was a truly sweet dog with the most beautiful ears ...

For you Alice this very special poem ...

The Rainbow Bridge
(inspired by a Norse legend)

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

Lots of love,
The Whippy Curly Tails

PS. We will see you there one day sweet Alice.
The Little Bunny