CASPER, THE BOXER AND THE BODYGUARD DEFEND FROM SNIFFLES

Folks I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I’m going to have to keep this edition brief as I’m very much flying solo editorial wise. Oh this could be fun, I could write all sorts and no one is going to pull me up for it. Do you think I should swear? Let the blogging games begin!
   Yes, Mama J has been struck down with Granny’s cold. Unlike Granny though who is a bit of a silly sausage struggler on type, sorry an absolute trooper, Mama J moans, groans, rings her bell for tea service (nothing new here then for Carson and Mrs Patmore aka Grandpa and Granny) and has to take two days off work just until her symptoms have slightly passed, okay more or less gone.
   I did along with the Vicks First Defence Nasal Spray try to warden off the evil cold spirits by sitting on Mama J’s chest while she was trying to have a coughing fit on Friday evening. I’ll be your female Kevin Costner Mama J and Bodyguard you from the sniffles! Come on cold virus if you think you’re hard enough! Oh I’m getting into this role play act now!
   Following two days off Mama J went back to work yesterday and midway through her shift her concerned good friend and colleague asked her if she was okay, she replied that she was fine and her pal said, “Are you sure because you look as white as a sheet?” Mama J were you trying your hand at an audition for the role of Casper The Friendly Ghost again? Remember how I tried to teach you how to, “Ooooohhh!”and “Aaaahhhh!” to maximum scary effect last time the role came up?
So it was my honorary birthday last Thursday. My family picked 15th June as it’s six months from the date they adopted me. I turned the grand old age of 8 years old, although this is of course debatable with me being a rescue pooch.
   Mama J and Granny popped of to the pet shop and brought me back lots of yummy treats for my lips and then my belly to devour. Mama J was under strict instructions that I didn’t need anymore new toys. Granny and Grandpa are such spoil sports at times. Whose day isn’t brightened up by a brand new squeaky animal shaped toy?
   Anyway they came home with the calming version of Pooch & Mutt treats, a doggie chocolate bar and some chews. I was allowed a chew straight away without even waiting for my birthday, 24 hours later and began to nibble it.
   My handsome doggie friend Watson’s Mum called in for a coffee and I greeted her normally but then was so taken with my chew that I continued to chomp away. Therefore my family have come up with the cunning plan of whenever we have visitors round, they are going to give me a chew to calm me and my over-enthusiastic barking down. A win, win situation all round I think! 
On the actual day of my birthday I was most upset to be left alone for a few hours while Mama J and Granny went to… See another dog! How dare they? The pooch in question is named Gracie and she’s a beautiful Boxer who was staying with a friend while her family were away on holiday.
   When they arrived…Without me! If I made friends easier I would’ve been allowed to go too, they said! Gracie was in the garden sunning herself until Mama J and Granny were safely sat down. On entering the house Gracie who at one year old was the size of a very leggy Shetland Pony then tried to climb on Mama J’s lap for a cuddle. Now I can do the lap jumping trick as a Yorkshire Terrier, build wise I’m fine but with Gracie being a Boxer, there were fears for Mama J’s safety, from yes, Mama J. I just jest, Mama J absolutely loved Gracie and thought she was so gorgeous. Granny keeps saying to me, “Elsie we met a lovely Boxer dog and she was so quiet, unlike you!” Harsh but yap, yap true! However I’m secure in the fact that I know my family love me, just the way I am. Oh I’ve clearly watched Bridget Jones too many times, quoting that line there!



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  1. Our peeps have had a cold too and you would think the world was ending!

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    1. Yes the humans make such a doggies dinner of it don't they? Hope your peeps are on the road to recovery now and having a lovely week.

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  2. Happy (Belated) Birthday Wishes!
    I finks your plan to get MORE chew stick sword pawfectly…that's the way to train the peeps!
    Butt….they deserted you on your Birthday fur another Dog???? That's outrageous and I would DEMAND an extra slice of Birthday CAKE!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. PeeS Get well soon Mama J xxx

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    2. Thank you for your kind birthday wishes. Yes, there is definitely some method in all my barking madness with regards to the chews. I'm just glad that after over 2 and a half years of owning me they've finally realised to keep me quiet, please just give me a chew ha ha! I got plenty of love and cuddles when Mama J and Granny came home from seeing Gracie, on my birthday boo hoo! They are just about forgiven for that some naughtiness. Mama J is feeling much better now too, thank you. Have a marvellous week. Licks and paws, Elsie. xxx

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  3. I hope your mama is feeling better! And a very happy belated birthday to you, it sounds like you were very spoiled - as you should be ;)

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    1. Mama J's feeling much more like her old self now thanks. I was well and truly spoiled just as a Yorkshire Terrier should be, my belly is full from scrumptious treats!

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  4. Hope your Mama is feeling better soon! Happy belated birthday!

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    1. Thank you for your birthday wishes. I had a lovely one. Also Mama J is doing much better now too, thank you.

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  5. hahaha Happy birthday! Dexter will be 8 this year too. You are very adorable. Hope Mama is feeling better soon.

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    1. Tell Dexter that all the best pooches were clearly born 8 years ago. Thank you for your kind compliment, I try my best to be adorable and usually it works. Yes Mama J is recovering well, thanks.

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  6. Get well soon Mama J and Happy birthday!

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    1. Thank you Mama J is doing a lot better now and I had a lovely birthday last week.

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  7. Happy Birthday! It is terrible when the humans catch a cold!

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    1. Thank you for your kind birthday wishes. Yes, it's not nice when or humans aren't on full form and they are moaning. Oh my Yorkshire Terrier ears ha ha!

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  8. Happy Belated birthday! We hope your day was super special. And we hope your mama is feeling better very soon.

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    1. Thank you so much I had a smashing day with lots of cuddles from Mama J, Granny and Grandpa. Yes Mama J is doing much better now, thanks.

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  9. I hope she feels better. Are you helping with the nursing? Happy Birthday!

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    1. Mama J's doing so much better now thanks. I do believe my attentiveness has paid a large part in her swift recovery. Thank you for your birthday wishes, I had a lovely time.

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  10. I hope she feels better soon. I always try very hard "not to cheat" on my babies. Particularly when they're not completely well.

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    1. Mama J's doing great now thanks. I do make it very difficult for her and Granny to cheat on me with other dogs, as let's face it I am very cute. Although sometimes I realise I have to rent them out for cuddles with other dogs. I'm secure in the knowledge that I know they always come back to me and then I get loads more attention too.

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  11. Happy Birthday! I hope that she feels better soon. Gracie looks very sweet.

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    1. Thank you for your birthday wishes and also for your kindness about Mama J. She's feeling a lot better now thanks. Gracie was extremely cute and Mama J and Granny look forward to seeing again soon.

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  12. Sounds like a great (pre) Birthday celebration! Have you seen Bridget Jones' Baby? Good laugh.

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    1. Oh my chew and I had a blast, thank you. I haven't seen Bridget Jones' Baby yet. One to definitely watch one the weather turns colder.

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  13. Hope your mom is feeling better. Summer colds are the worst! Happy Birthday and we hope you get lots more chews!

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    1. Yes, Mama J is doing lots better now thanks and says that she feels summer colds are definitely worse than winter ones. I had a super birthday thank you and I'm working on getting lots more chews in the future, as it was scrumptious!

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  14. Oh man, thats a bummer! No one likes spending the warmer months feeling crummy with a cold! Hopefully it all clears up soon!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mama J is doing good now. Definitely true the hot weather hasn't helped her symptoms though. Cough, cough, splutter, splutter!

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  15. Sorry to hear mum was sick. Happy belated birthday! I know you enjoyed that chew stick!

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    1. Thank you so much for your birthday wishes. You could clearly see from the picture the enjoyment on a face at that chews stick! Mama J is well on the road to recovery now, thanks.

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  16. Happy Birthday!!! We hope it was the best one yet. Wow - 8 years old! :D We hope your mom gets to feeling better too!

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    1. Aww thank you for your birthday wishes. I had a great time. Yes Mama J is doing well now too, thanks.

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  17. Aww, Happy Birthday! I'm sorry your Ma and Granny cheated on you w/ another dog ON your birthday - the nerve! At least you got lots of goodies to celebrate!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. Thank you so much. I know they are such a cheeky pair but they did make up for it with lots treats and cuddles. Licks and paws, Elsie. xxx

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