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Cookie's Comments

Sunday, August 30, 2015


Tigger:  I thought I was gonna post again today!!

Sixpence:  No, Cookie said that I could!!

Cookie:  Go ahead Sixpence -- I did say I didn't feel like posting so you could cos Tigger posted yesterday.

Sixpence:  Thank you Cookie.  Well, Mum realized this morning when she took Cookie out one of the reasons she had been so crabby for the past couple of days!!!  It was still dark so the FULL MOON was very bright -- she always gets cranky when it is a full moon!!!!

Anyway -- I am not sure if you know how I got my name -- I have six toes on each paw!!!!  Mum wanted to use the "six" in my name, so out of nostalgia, she called me Sixpence.  She contemplated calling Tigger "Farthing" also out of nostalgia, but decided that she looked more like a Tigger!!

I am the more friendly of the two of us.  I like to sleep with mum -- on the couch or on the bed and I also chat with her a lot.  We had a nice chat last night and we discussed what I would post about.  I promised to make it sweet, and because nothing much has been happening around here, I think I am just about done.  I promise I will have mum take some pics soon.

meowww and purrrrr


Saturday, August 29, 2015


Tigger here.  Cookie is mad at mum cos she forgot to send in pics for the demolition derby and for the drawing for Derby Queen (she swears she woulda won at least one if not both if she had!!).  She is so mad at mum that mum asked me to do the blog today.

It is not gonna be a very long post tho -- I just wanted to tell you that we have a kitty that comes around and eats the food that mum leaves in a little container on the patio.  She THINKS she has seen it a couple of times, but the kitty usually comes when no one is around.  Sixpence and I have seen it but by the time we get mum's attention, the kitty is gone.

We really have got to get mum to take some more pictures (especially of us kitties).

Well, I promised this would be short so I will end here.  Have a good day all and have fun at the demolition derby.

ttfn and toodle pip

Tigger (in place of Cookie who is being a spoiled big brat)

Friday, August 28, 2015


Well, I got to go to Udall Park this morning, but no one was there until we were ready to leave,, then a couple of our friends showed up.  Apparently, the park had been closed for cleaning, etc., for a couple of days.  Good thing we didn't walk all the way there yesterday.  It was after 5 am when we left so we went over to the Safeway store (which opens at 5 am).  I think we were the only ones there!!!  But mum did get a couple of packages of my marrow bones!!

Did I tell you our new Shark came on Saturday?  (I actually thought it was a real shark until she opened the box and I discovered it was County Vacular)  Anyway, Krista opened it yesterday and she was raving about the fact that it was a much fancier one than the old one and worked much better!!!!  She took everything out of the box with the new cat tree, and took it in pieces to her car -- it was far too heavy for her to carry in one piece -- 80 lbs!!!  Anyway, about an hour after she left, the doorbell rang -- it was one of the gardeners, and he asked if mum wanted the box thrown out.  We discovered there were some parts of the cat tree there, which mum put on the patio, and then tried to call Krista.  Just as she was sending Krista a text the doorbell rang again and the same guy was out there and told mum that there was a pile of stuff on top of a car in the parking lot.  Mum realized that Krista was at the next door neighbors (she cleans for her too, but not as often as mum) so she knocked on the door.  Sure enuf, Krista was there and had just forgotten she had left stuff out there and on her car!!!!  Her husband is gonna put it together for mum.

Mum also received a book she had ordered from Amazon and then this morning when she went to get my food, she found that her Kuerig had been delivered!!!  It never rains but it pours, lol.

I am still spending time in the bathtub!!!  Monsoon season does not end for another couple of weeks, so there are still storms.

Incidentally, when mum went next door she ended up visiting with Joni for a while, and she came back smelling of another dog.  This has happened before, and I have told Mum I have to meet this dog.  Both she and joni are a bit nervous because of how I am around most strange dogs.  Mum says that this dog is tiny and so we are gonna be careful!!!

My trainer was sposed to come over this afternoon -- I have not seen her in a couple of months cos of the heat.  We will be starting training again soon.  Anyway, she texted mum yesterday to say she would not be able to come today, but asked when would be convenient.  Mum texted back that cos of dr's appointments, Tuesday is the only day.  Hope she comes!!!

Well, mum just said that she has to end for now.

have a good weekend -- am gonna try to get mum to post over the weekend!!

ttfn and toodle pip


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mum thought she got away with it!!!

I told mum she had to post today, but she thought if she messed around enuf she could get away with not having to post!!!!!  NO WAY MUM

Anyhoo, she agreed to post, but said there would not be any photos (AGAIN!!).  I let her get away with not posting on Tuesday and Wednesday cos she had doctors' appointments.  On Tuesday she had a CT scan and x-rays of her back and neck (the back doctor would have preferred an MRI but mum can't have those cos of an implant she has in her back).  The doctor called her yesterday to say that there was not much change in her back, but that her lapband had changed position.  This now means that she has to go see the doctor that put in the lapband to find out what is going on!!!  Later yesterday, mum went to see the doctor who she saw when she first had her eye injury because her eyelid is much more droopy than it was.  He is going to do surgery on it in October.  She now has to call the attorney to see if these costs can be included with the lawsuit!!!!!  Mum is not too happy about this, but it really needs to be done cos (expecially when she is tired) her eye completely closes and she has problems w/the Teevees -- not as bad as when she first hurt her eye, but bad enuf.  She also asked the doctor about a procedure (that is not approved here by the FDA) that is performed in England.  Apparently the doctor works with the hospital Mum wants to deal with and so it should not be too much of a problem.  She is still covered by the National Health Service over there so it should not be too bad.  We are planning (me and Mum) to go over for a few months after mum gets the lawsuit settled.  She discussed with the doctor how, unless they saw her when she had the injury, that people do not seem to realize just how bad it was!!!!  She almost lost the whole eye and the eyeball ruptured and so the first surgery was pretty extensive!!  She had two more surgeries cos pressure on the eye kept building up until the pain was excruciating.  During the third surgery the doc inserted a glaucoma drain and because of the extensive injury to the eye, it is very noticible cos the doc could not put it in the usual spot in the eye.  This also caused problems when mum was at the point where she shoulda been able to wear a contact lens in that eye.  The normal lens did not work so she had to have surgery to sew in a lens -- the surgery shoulda only taken 30 minutes, but, again cos of all the damage to the eye, took 90 minutes -- which then caused her back and neck to go into spasm (one of the symptoms of her muscle disease).  I was only around for the last surgery.  Apparently Cody was with mum on the way home when she had the accident.  Cody had to go with mum to the hospital in the ambulance and stay there until Uncle Vic could pic her up!!!!!!  Mum says that she was a very good girl until the orderlies came to take mum for a CT scan -- then she tried to drag and nurse tech after mum!!!!!  Anyway -- enuf about all this -- sorry to take so long and go into so much detail!!!

Mum had said she would take me to Udall Park, but I forgot to wake her up until almost 5:30, which she says is too late because it STILL gets very hot here.  In fact, it was in the newspaper and apparently on the news that a man took his dog on a hike and the dogs paws got burned on the hot ground.  I guess if I want to go out more, I better start wearing the booties mum bought me!!

Anyway -- not much else has happened -- I have been spending a fair amount of time hiding in the bathtub because of the thunderstorms!!!  Mum finally got the hint and put a towel on the bottom of the tub for me!!

Well, guess that's it for today -- will try to get my mum to post some pics soon.

ttfn and toodle pip


Monday, August 24, 2015


I convinced mum that to make up for not blogging for a whole week, to blog again today.  Not that anything exciting happened, except that just as mum was settling down to do the crossword in the newspaper, her friend Betty (who used to live next door) invited us for coffee!!!  Well, given that mum's Keurig does not seem to be working, and she had to make coffee in the drip machine and that it was not tooooo hot for me, she decided we should go.  There was a very nice man sitting at the only outside table that was in the shade, and he offered to share with us.  He was very nice and he filled my dish with the water mum brought.  Betty and her dog Fred (a pom who is now a certified service dog) arrived and she and mum had a really nice time.  Mum then went to the grocery store and, among other things, she got me some more Frosty Paws.  By this time it was almost 9 am and the ground was getting hot,, so mum and I hurried home.  She learned a couple of weeks ago that when she puts her chair on the highest speed, I have to run to keep up!!!!!  So she puts it on 3 (instead of 4) and we make it home just right!!!!!!

Well, I had a nice drink of water, and am gonna rest now (it is about a mile each way to the store/coffe shop where we meet) and so I have to wear my Gentle Leader so I don't pull mum too much.  Hoopefully will have picsures soon.

ttfn and toodle pip


Sunday, August 23, 2015


I cant believe it has been a week since I last posted!!!!!!  If anyone is interested. mum downloaded Windows 10 onto the Lenovo (the newest pc) and then had problems getting to things she wanted to use!!!!  So, Uncle Vic came and got it so that he could set it up for me.  In the meantime, I was using the ASUS (which she bought about 18 months ago).  Well, every time she tried typing on that one, it did all sorts of weird things!!!!!  So she pretty much gave up until she got the Lenovo back when we went to Uncle Vic's on Friday.  I had a good time with my buddy Coco II and, of course I slept lots, but mum did not sleep very well.  We came home early yesterday morning and mum was so exhausted she slept and watched TV most of the day.  She said she is feeling better this morning so I convinced her she had better post on my bloggie or peeps would think I had done a disappearing act!!!!!!

I had been chatting with Madi's mom on my smartphone and had brought up the problem some of us puppers were gonna have getting to BAR.  She mentioned that Blogpaws is going to be in Phoenix next year and that maybe some of us Southern/Southwesterners might get together there.  Mum and I would like to know if anyone else is interested.  I know it is in June (when it is very hot and stormy cos of the Monsoon), but we could make our own fun!!!!!

I do not have any pics to post today -- hopefully mum will get around to it in a day or two and if we do not have too many thunderstorms, maybe I wont hid in the bathtub as much.

Will catch ya later


toodle pip

Sunday, August 16, 2015


I was gonna make this a long post, together with picksures, but mum has been very lazy, but I really wanted to let you know that we finally have a winner for the drawing for my Gotcha Day!!!

And the winner is -- Madi from Madi and Mom.  Congratulations Madi -- if you will have your mum e-mail me with your snail mail addy (to, mum will send you the prize.

Sorry I don't have picksures this time, but I promise some soon.  (I have to get her going on picksures for the Demolition Derby!!!!!)

Will post more soon.

ttfn and toodle pip


Monday, August 10, 2015


Blogger is giving me some problems -- I start my post and blogger at it up!!!!!  Anyway, Mum had PROMISED that we would announce the winner of my Gotcha Day drawing but, as usual, she hasn't!!!  Mind you, she has been having major back and tummy problems, so I will forgive  her this time.  Also, when she took me out this morning, the weather didn't help any -- it started to rain heavily while we were out -- fortunately she had an umbrella, but when we got home she felt quite chilly so turned off the a/c and went back to bed to get warmed up.  This is the FIRST time in about5 months that the a/c has been turned off!!!!!!

We have had some pretty bad thunderstorms lately, so, of course, I have been spending a lot of time in the bathtub!!!  Mum said she will post some pics in a day or so!!!

Mum is pestering me that she wants to write something:  Over to Mum

Cookie's mum here -- If there are any puppers who wear booties when weather is either very hot (or cold), any suggestions for getting you pup to cooperate in putting them on and keeping them on???

Back to Cookie:

Mum is trying to be a good dog owner with the booties because when it is hot, I really cannot go out because the ground is tooooo hot for my paws -- so any assistance will be helpful (to her, not me).

Anyway -- Mum said that she needs to go lie down again.

ttfn and toodle pip


Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Cookies' Mum here:  Thanks to everyone for your good wishes on Cookies Gotcha Day.  I know I don't have to give any prizes, etc., but everyone in Blogville has been so great, I just wanted to.

Back to Cookie:  Yeah, thanks from me to.  I didn't do much on my Gotcha Day, just sat around with mum and reminisced about the past year and also remembered Cody (who went to the Bridge just a few days before I came to live with Mum, Sixpence and Tigger III).  I did get some extra treats yesterday (including a Frosty Paws)!!!  Mum had wanted to take me to Udall Park this morning, but I kindly let her sleep till 5:30 am (which she says is too late because of the ground getting too hot).  She said if it cools off early evening we may go!!)  It's the first Wednesday of the month and many of the grocery stores have discounts today!!

Oh, I must tell you a silly that Mum did yesterday -- when we came back from my doing my business at the dogpark here, Mum decided she had better charge her wheelchair (she forgot the night before).  Anyway, she had taken me off the leash, grabbed the cord for the charger, grabbed me by the collar and put me in a "sit-stay".  Then she realized what she was trying to do (charge me up -- which I don't need, bol), got a silly grin on her face and said "sorry" to me!!!!  (She said I could tell the story and would not lose out on treats for telling it.)

Anyway, she has the names of everyone who posted a comment over the past week, and will do the drawing in the next day or two.  The kitties have said they will not do the drawing cos it's not for them, so it will just be Mum and Me.

Have a great day everyone, and again, thanks.

ttfn and toodle pip


Tuesday, August 4, 2015


I have been reminding mum all morning that it is my Gotcha Day and finally got her to stop reading long enuf to get this blog done!!!!!

Remember, if you want to be in the drawing -- make a comment on this blog and it will be added to those since last Thursday for a drawing.  Mum says that she hope she has not gotten anyone's hopes up cos it will not be a very large pressie -- she just wants to acknowledge that I have been with her for a year.  Mum says that she still remembers and misses Cody, but she luvs luvs luvs me.  I gave her a bit of a hard time at first -- every time the door opened I would run off.  The first time I did this Mum was very glad that all the gates in the complex were closed -- she had not had time to put tags on me!!!!  After that day, until she got me my own tag -- she put Cody's tags on me so that people would know who I owned. I took off a couple more times -- it got so that she would put me on a very long lead at home so I could get around, but not out!  I did take off a couple more times, but after getting attacked by those two nasty dogs and having to go to the vet with a couple of nasty bites, I have not taken off.  The lady whose two dogs attacked me said that I bit her, and she called Animal Control.  The lady did not press any charges against me cos her dogs were not licenses and she would have had to pay much more than Mum in fines.  However, because she SAID that I bit her (and mum couldn't prove otherwise), I had to be quarantined, fortunately at home, but it was a nuisance and again cost vet bills for me to released from the quarantine.  As I say, I have been very good lately -- when they were working on the leak and coming in and out, I did not try to take off.  I also don't pull as much since mum uses the gentle leader when we are going anywhere but the dog park here in the complex!!

I will try to get mum to take some more pictures that I can post here.

(If you notice, I am being quite polite to mum -- I don't want to lose my treats -- and she has promised me a Frosty Paws as a treat for my Gotcha Day).

Well, if I want to get a treat, I had better let Mum post this

ttfn and toodle pip



Monday, August 3, 2015

couldnt find the post

Well, mum said that the post she THOUGHT she had scheduled for yesterday musta disappeared into the black hole we have in the apartment!!!!!

What's that mum?   Oh, she just looked at t he date and realized that today  in 1961 (3 August 1961) when, as a teenager she had her open heart surgery in London.  She said that it was very scary because there was still a fair risk, but she wanted to go on a Kibbutz in Israel and the docs said she couldn't go unless she had the surgery.  (She ended up coming to the US instead, and has only been there once on holiday)  She had to be out of work for 3 months when she had the surgery -- she was in hospital 2 weeks before surgery; 4 weeks after; 3 weeks convalescent home and then another 3 weeks before she could go back to work!!!!  Nowadays, she says, she thinks that people who have that kind of surgery are out of the hospital within a week!!!!

Anyway, on to more cheerful stuff -- don't forget to enter a post before tomorrow night at midnight so you can be entered into a drawing for my gotcha day.

Mum said she will help me with that!!!!

Well, everyone, have a good evening

ttfn* and toodle pip


*ttfn = ta ta for now

Sunday, August 2, 2015

hmmmm- ?mum thought she scheduled a post for this morning -- wonder what happened.  Guess the "blue moon" has been causing her to act...................... ops there go my treats AGAIN