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Cookie's Comments

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


No pics today!  Mum left me this morning (with a marrow one to chew on) to go to the hospital to have some minor surgery.  She had had this type of surgery and was not worried and expected to be home by about 7 pm.  Well, she didn't get home until after 9 pm -- she didn't get out of surgery until after 9 pm and by the time they managed to get a ride home for her ......

I am still gonna go with my date (Sarge) to Sadie Hawkins day dance.  Wait to see the gorgeous dress I will be wearing.  Sarge looks bery handsome to.  I am counting sleeps until then!!!!

ttfn and toodle pip


Saturday, September 26, 2015


Mum FINALLY was able to post a picture of me by herself!!!!!  This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago when Krysta was brushing me!!!!  You can see the "extra pet" next to the wheel of the wheelchair.  Krysta gets this amount every time she brushes me!!!

Tigger and Sixpence here:  This is a picture of our two new scratching  posts.  You can see the smaller one right under the "Heidelberg" poster and the really tall one next to it.  We really LUV it -- especially when mum grinds the catnip she won from Ruby (Pip) and puts it on the various parts of the post.
Sixpence and Tigger here:  This is another scratching board that mum grinds catnip onto and puts it on there.  We have definitely not scratched on the furniture nearly as much.
Back to Cookie:  I am SOOOOOOO proud of mum for figuring out how to post the pics without the help of Best Buy.  She was s'posed to go there this morning but cancelled out cos it was too  hot and she didn't sleep well last night.
This is a picture of our next door neighbor, Buddy.  He is a 10 year old Chihuahua.  I have not met him yet -- I think mum is waiting for Phyllis to do the intro so that I don't go crazy!!!
Well, I think mum deserves a treat for doing such a good job!!!!
ttfn and toodle pip

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Oh no -- Mum needs and intervention!!!  Over the past couple of weeks she has become addicted to watching Keeping up with the Kardashians.  She got interested in reading/watching about Caitlyn Jenner and then one day started watching the other program and has become addicted.  CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP HER

We are getting tired of watching them -- BOL and MOL

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


To all of our Jewish puppers and their humans -- L'shana tova -- and hope the fast goes well for you.

Mum has PROMISED to get to Best Buy by Friday to get pics on my blog.

In the meantime

Shalom and toodle pip


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

No Pics yet

This will be just a short post today.  Still no pics cos mum still has not figured out how to transfer them to my blog!!!!!

Cookie's mum here:  First I want to thank everyone for their helpful comments. I had a long phone conversation with Cookie's trainer today and told her about the comments.  She agrees, but agrees with me that in order for Cookie to become a Certified Service Dog, she needs to get over this problem!!  I am going to continue observing and as soon as the weather gets cool enuf the trainer will meet with us at the big dog park to observe and see what we can do.

Again, thanks to all.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Mum has a question for all of you

Cookie's mum here:

As I have mentioned before, Cookie is in training as a service dog for me.  She learns very quickly using clicker training except for two things:

1.  Early in the morning when she wants to go out (usually between 4-5 am) she will bark and will NOT stop.  I have tried everything I can think of!!!  Does anyone have any suggestions?  (Cookie here:  I just want to go walkies, mum!)

2.  Dog aggression.  As you know, Cookie weighs 70 lbs.  When we go out her leash is attached to my wheelchair arm so I have pretty good control of her.  When I take her to Udall Park (the big dog park) she NEVER has any problems with any of the dogs.  However, when I have her on the leash walking and she meets another dog most times she will start barking at the other dog and try to start a fight.  It is VERY embarrassing.  When we go into the dog park here in the complex, she is aggressive to almost ALL the dogs.  The other day it was dark as we were going there and when we got close I realized there was a beagle in there.  the beagle started barking at Cookie but once we got inside, Cookie gave one bark (as if to say hello) and then started to go off to do her business.  The beagle owner immediately grabbed her dog saying she was afraid for it and left!!!!

I am going to be working with her trainer on this, but neither of us can really figure what is going on.  As a service dog, she really needs to be dog friendly and this aggression is really bothering me.  So I thought I would reach out to our friends in Blogville for suggestions.

If you would like to email me or talk to me on the phone, my e-mail is and if you send me an e-mail I will give you my phone number.  Also, if anyone is in the Tucson, AZ area, maybe we can meet for you to help me.

Thank you all for reading this rather lengthy e-mail.

We will return to regular blogging tomorrow (I hope).

Cookie back here:

Mum went to Best Buy on Friday and THOUGHT she knew how to post picshurs here -- but she just tried and could not figure it out.  Fortunately, the guy from Geek Squad is coming today to fix her desktop pc, sho she will have him help her.

Actually, mum said it was rather funny when s he went to Best Buy on Friday -- of course I was not with her because it was too hot -- but when the guy came to help her, she recognized him as being someone who had helped her before.  She asked him if that was so, and he responded that just about all of the Geek Squad techs in the store had helped her out!!!!  She was rather embarrassed, but thinks they remember her because of the wheelchair!!!!!!!  Mum also says that when she goes on the paratransit van, a lot of the drivers ask where I am!!!!  Now that weather is getting cooler, hopefully I will go on more walks with her.

Hopefully I will have pics tomorrow.

ttfn and toodle pip

Cookie and Mum

Friday, September 11, 2015


Mum has PROMISED that she will go to Best Buy today so that she can start posting pickshures!!!  But I insisted that she post today so that my kitty sistahs and I can thank Ruby for the really great gift we got today.  When mum went to the mailbox and there was a key for the package boxes, she could not think what it could be.  Then she read who it was from and told me and I was almost jumping for joy.


Hopefully will write more tomorrow

ttfn and toodle pip


Sunday, September 6, 2015


We ended up staying at Uncle Vic's overnight again cos it kept raining on and off all day and thunderbooms were forecast!!!  We HAVE to go home today cos mum didn't bring any clean undies --- mwah mwah mwah and bol.

Anyway, Uncle Vic has been waiting to get his hands on mum's puter so that he can fine tune it -- bol.  Well, now she cannot access some of the blogs, plus she is gonna have to go back to Best Buy cos the picshurs wont download -- which is why no picshurs AGAIN.

Hopefully soon

ttfn and toodle pip


Saturday, September 5, 2015


Mum, being an old(er) lady can't afford to lose any years off her life, so I will apologize to her right now (yeah, right, I can hear you all barking).  Here's what happened:  We stayed the night at Uncle Vic's.  I started pestering mum to take me out at my usual time.  Well, without realizing the gate was open, she opened the front door and I, being the (almost) reformed escape artist that I am, I took off. 

I will let mum continue:

Mum here:  Of course, when Cookie took off I was really concerned because she has not been far from this apartment.  I did go out to try to find her, but she can be pretty fast when she wants to be.  I came back into the apartment in the hope that she would come back soon or someone would catch her and call me!!  Shortly thereafter, we heard her give a bark and she came running back.  She knew she had done wrong because her tail was down!!  As soon as I have recovered, we will start our trek home!

Back to Cookie:

Sorry mum!!!!!

Well, I need to relax somewhat after that adventure and in anticipation of the walk home (before it gets too hot)

ttfn and toodle pip


Thursday, September 3, 2015


I reminded mum that she had promised me a post today, but she is complaining that after 3 days of being out for hours on end (without me, I might add) she just is not up to a lengthy post with picshurs!!  She says this will have to do!!!

Her dr's appointments, etc., were good and bad!!!  On Monday she was informed that she has to have some tests done and that if, indeed, her lap band has moved, she has to have it removed and then probably will have to have either bypass or sleeve surgery!!!!  On Tuesday after her apt with attorney she went to the mall, and did not realize till she got home that she was missing a bag of stuff -- she uses the reusable bags and hangs them on the back of the wheelchair -- this one must not have been hung properly (she called Walmart and asked if it was there -- it was -- so she has to go back there to get it).  Yesterday her first appointment was with the Nurse Practitioner on our side of town.  Unfortunately, the surgeon who has done all her procedures is on the Northwest side of town, and she has to go there for THAT doctor to schedule it!!!!!  While she was there she upchucked and partially missed the sink (she doesn't know what caused it, but it happens sometimes, but hasn't for a while).  She was wearing white pants and it went all over them, and because it was coffee, it looked like poop all over  her pants!!!!!!  Luckily there was a Target close by, so mum stopped there and got new pants and t-shirt (yes, it got on her t-shirt, too), and put on the clean clothes there!!!!!  She then cruised along in her chair to the hospital for her EMG -- she was early, so she went into the Starbucks there.  She took a chance and got her favorite (caramel macchiato -- iced).  Needless to say, she asked the tech to put a trashcan close by -- just in case!!!  BOL  Anyway, the results of the EMG showed that she does have more problems with her hands and elbow (probably partially caused by the muscle disease) and was recommended to go see her hand specialist and she authorized them to forward the results!!!!  So, as I said at the start -- it was good new/bad news!!

The kitties are bugging mum because they want to show you their new climbing tree -- but that again is going to have to wait.

We have a stray cat that comes around (that mum has never seen).  Mum leaves food out for it.  This morning while she was taking me to the dogpark here, we stopped to talk to someone we see frequently and she has a beautiful black cat that she says comes around for treats -- wonder if it is the same one who comes to our place for food???
Mum has a WHOLE day where she does not have to go anywhere!!!  Krista will be coming later, and she will take me for a little walk -- still too hot to go far during the daytime hours!!

So, I am gonna leave now -- mum has to pay her rent today, bol.  May not be posting again until Saturday -- so everyone have a good couple of day.

ttfn and toodle pip


p.s. when mum tried to schedule my Gotcha Day post, it some how go set for tomorrow, so if it does show up, I apologize for it -- As I said in my header for this post ....

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Watch this spot -- Mum has had lots of drs appts, etc., but promises me a post tomorrow -- hopefully with pictures!!!

ttfn and toodle pip