Four Hundred and Twenty One Paws

Dear Brothers,

Hello! Happy tidings to you both. We had a lovely Kimmy walk yesterday. You were quite busy on your bicycle LDB. You’re really fascinated with how you can lift up the front tire with your handle bars and hold up the wheel. You enjoy sharing this skill with neighbor friends too. I’m not so crazy about the bicycle to begin with, but I know that it brings you happiness. I get worried when objects move past me really quickly. I like to know where all the humans and things are at one time, but alas, I understand that things change, especially with my small humans. Y’all grow and change super rapidly! Speaking of change, IRB, you’ve grown tremendously little one. I love how smiley and busy you are. I am still a favorite family member to visit on the floor. And, let’s be honest, I’m the only other one that’s one hundred percent on the floor with you, at all times. Ha! So there’s a Kimmy bonus for you!  I’m going to go check in on what dad is doing. He’s up with the sunshine and I today.

Xo,

Kimmy

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Curious noses inquire.

Four Hundred and Twenty Paws

Dear Brothers,

Yesterday we went on an afternoon walk together as a family. We ventured to the neighbors house that have other tiny humans living in it. They were outside playing and you joined them for a little bit, LDB. I watched from the stroller with daddy holding his leash. I would have been more than happy to join in with your game but it didn’t look like you needed me. IRB was quite taken with the decorative tree in their yard. He liked watching the branches and the leaves dance about in the breeze. At one point you came out of their garage rolling a small wagon with toys LDB. You’re really good at finding interesting objects and creating games with them. I used to do something similar as a pup. One time I found socks and I stored them underneath me on my bed.

Xo,

Kimmy

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Lab mode activated.

Four Hundred and Nineteen Paws

Dear LDB,

Hey there! Thanks for your letter brother. Some days I just really need a pick me up and that was the perfect up of picks, I mean pick me up. Where does that figure of speech come from? I’m a bit confused when it comes to all of these funny sayings in the English language. Who knows where anything comes from these days? What I do know is that, I like when people share their ideas, and their food, and most of all their love. Those are the things that truly matter. Wouldn’t you agree? I know that you do.  You talk a lot about kindness and listening to words that other human beings say. I listen to you and I try to be kind with my paws too. Speaking of paws, I think I might go and play with one of my chew toys. The toys help me get out my feelings and relax with a little bit of chewing time.

Xo,

Kimmy

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Quick tongue kiss for mama.

Four Hundred and Eighteen Paws

Dear Kimmy,

Hi best friend of mine. That’s how I like to say hi to you Kimmy dog. You’re my best friend, and I’m yours, we’re pals. We’re also best friends with our little brother too. He’s a little baby though, so he can’t run and play quite yet.

Although, he can scootch around on his bottom, and he moves really fast too. I love when he calls for me and scootches down the hallway to come play with me. You like to trail him to make sure that he’s safe and sound. Sometimes you nose him in the tooshie aka the bottom, but that’s generally when he needs a diaper change. You really look out for both of us Kimmy. Thanks for doing that! You’re the best-est watch dog there ever was. I love you to the moon and back. That’s what mama says to me.

Xo,
LDB

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Sleepy nap time eyes.

Four Hundred and Seventeen Paws

Dear Little Brothers,

The benefits of having teacher parents is that we have some time during summer to romp, explore, and play as a family. They’re still working on taking care of all of us, of course, and they still do their odd jobs of music making, performing, creating, tape sending, and all of that business, but, we’re together. I love summer for the obvious reason of it being warm and the sun hugs me more. But, most of all I love being with you both and soaking up the sunshine. This will be our first summer where we can play together. Last summer you were the cutest snuggly baby IRB. Now you’re growing up and ready to play! Do you want to go in a baby pool IRB? You got a special birthday present from your big cousins K and A. I think we should all soak up some water and sun in this new pool. I think there’s a panda bear on it too, which is perfect for your theme of bear outfits and accessories little one. I know LDB is excited for more water play. Love you both so much.

Xo,

Kimmy

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Night time moments.

Four Hundred and Sixteen Paws

Dear Kimmy dog,

LDB here reporting for blog work duty. One of my favorite parts of the morning is when I come downstairs and see you waiting for me on the floor, or one of the couch beds. I love to give you a pet or pat and then cuddle up on the couch. In fact, the other morning you cuddled up with me on the couch waiting for mama who was taking care of IRB and his nap deal. I loved that you curled up next to my toesies. Albeit, you were lying on a cozy blanket bed, but you were near me and I appreciated the closeness.

My other favorite recent moment with you was when we were all playing on the family room floor and you licked my cheek. I got pretty silly excited and started romping around and so did you. Then I got really excited and shrieked super loudly and hopped onto the couch. You raced around in a circle and then played, “Chew on my toys,” for a couple of minutes. You’re so good about going and getting a toy to chew on when you feel the silliness rise up inside of you. I love you buddy and bff.

Xo,

LDB

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Little feet and paws.

Four Hundred and Fifteen Paws

Dear Brothers,

Hello! Here we are once again. Back at it with our letter writing business. Mama realized something the other day, there are more letter mailboxes hidden around some local spots than she had thought! For example, at this local grocery store chain known as the Fred of Meyers, there’s a mailbox! You might be wondering why this is so great, well I’ll tell you. We’re a letter writing and mailing kind of family. 

So, with this being explained, we need to have the mail boxes scoped out for deliveries. These messages of love get sent to other human beans, whoops, I meant to say beings. I think I’ve been watching too much, Winnie The Pooh, LDB. Maybe we could find a new show to watch together? What do you think about that? I know that change can be rather challenging for you. Hmm, just think about it. No need to make any drastic decisions off the paw. I think I hear someone stirring, I must run and assist the mama.

Xo,

Kimmy

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Squeezes with my momma.

Four Hundred and Fourteen Paws

Dear Brothers,

Birthdays are the best. Birthdays are fun. Birthdays exhaust Kimmy. That’s me. I’m exhausted from all of the play time. But wait a minute, maybe I’m exhausted because we’re always on the move? Either way, I’m going to take a nap. It’s been a great, but long day. I Kimmy, the dog, need some rest. Zzzzzz.

Xo,

Kimmy

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Un-posed, natural companions photo.

Four Hundred and Thirteen Paws

Dear Brothers,

I can smell the most interesting things in the outside air. Whenever I step outside I can feel the warmth underneath my paws and smell all the sweetness in the air. I’m pretty sure the sweetness smell is from the cherry tree too, but either way, it all excites me. I live my best life in the sunshine, as we all know. I love how warm things feel when I walk around and how excited all of the tiny creatures seem to be as things grow and bloom around us. The squirrels have been using the fence highway pretty frequently, and I can’t blame them for it. I do like to chase one every now and then. They’ve been bounding around our grass in the backyard running hither and dither to bury and search out their nuts that are mostly hidden away. Mama is not too pleased when they pull up the bulbs in our flower bed or dig in our garden. I try to help sooth her feelings by pushing into her with my back so she knows that I am her supporter. Occasionally she’ll flop over when I do this. She’s so silly.

Xo,

Kimmy

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Cute paws with flecks of magic.

Four Hundred and Twelve Paws

Dear Brothers,

The day has returned, we spent the entirety of a day in, sunshine! I loved yesterday. We had a warm morning walk as a family and I wagged my tail the whole way. I even wagged my tail when you rode your bike around me and the stroller LDB. I even wagged my tail even more after my bath with daddy. I haven’t had one of those baths in a while. Secretly, it felt really refreshing to have a doggy bath. I mean, don’t get your hopes up that I’ll jump into the bath with you each night, although at times it may be tempting, that’s not my goal little ones. It seemed like you had a splendid day in the sunshine as well LDB and IRB. Those tiny twin baby friends of yours played with you in the yard and I supervised from the window because I get a little rambunctious around tiny humans, as we all well know. I was fine with it because I was cozy on mommy and daddy’s bed, especially after our walk and bath time business. Sometimes I get really tired from the baths, it takes a lot of my energy to make sure I don’t knock daddy over when he’s bathing me. Speaking of which, I think the big humans are awake so I should probably start my doggy stretches.

Xo,

Kimmy

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Baby guide always by my side.