Three Hundred and Four Paws

Dear family,

Hi there, Kimmy doggy here to fill you in on some current feelings. Did y’all know that I am quite aware of your usage of technology? By this I mean, I know that y’all photos and videos of me. I understand just how photogenic I am, but please paws or pause and think, “Would Kimmy like to have a photo or memory of this current moment?”

Now, by this I mean, is it truly necessary to photograph me while I am in the midst of a sneeze, or cough, or sigh when one of the little’s is accosting me? I mean now really, m-o-m. I do understand that you want to capture moments throughout life to share and look back upon, but sometimes, it’s more than enough to just take the moment in and appreciate it for what it is, a memory and moment we share with each other. Sometimes us doggy’s like to keep some things sacred, and I do know that you understand that, most of the time. That’s why I thought I should write a little reminder and put it out there. I love and appreciate the picture and video times, but sometimes mental snapshots are best. 

xo,

Kimmy

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Baby side eye.

Three Hundred and Three Paws

Dear Brothers,

Greetings from the fuzzy red blanket on the couch aka downstairs bed for Kimmy while you both sleep. LDB, you have some pretty funny ideas about whose spots are whose in our home. Did you know that technically they were all my spots before you were born? That’s right! You heard me correctly, all of the spots were Kimmy doggy’s and I enjoyed them immensely.

I remember the first time I slept on this couch bed. I nuzzled into a sleeping spot with momma while I breathed and coughed heavily as a small puppy. Mama was so worried about me that she stayed up all night with me, holding me close and dozing softly while I snoozed and woke. I struggled to stay alive the first two weeks that mama and dada brought me home.

As you know, I had the puppy parvo, but I survived and then I had to work through kennel cough and a lung infection. However, all of those things taught me one important and valuable concept: perseverance. Do you know what that word means? Perseverance means to continue in doing something even when difficulty or set backs occur.  I’m here today to tell the tail, oops spelling always trips me up, I meant to write tale, and I conquered our fears. I love you tiny humans. Trek on with perseverance and integrity. 

xo,

Kimmy

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Big sister dog cuddles.

Three Hundred and Two Paws

Dear Brothers,

It was another early morning for all of us. This time IRB joined in the 5 am fun too. Sigh…I don’t mean to sound like such a grump-o but this early morning business is too much for my doggy schedule. My sleep is unmatched by the kerfuffle of running around and I need to know that I can let my sleep routine run smoothly until the sun has risen.

Alas, it is my duty to see our schedule through so I will regain my winks during the napping time. As of late, we have been reading about a place called, “The napping house.” Now, I must confess, this place sounds unmatched with what I have experienced at home. I would not mind being a dog in such a house. It sounds like quite a lovely location to be a part of, napping on the bed, with warm snuggles from a cat and the boy, I would quite enjoy this myself. Life is just so much better when we have our naps, don’t you agree boys?

You are both sleepy angels when I watch you snooze. I particularly enjoy when this transpires with mama on our bed. I like to soak up all the warm fuzzy energy that floats from your bodies. It’s my specialty, being a part of the napping zones of life. Speaking of napping, I have shifted my location to the other side of mama and daddy’s bed. It’s important that I fully rotate nap locations to make sure that things even out in the long run on the couch and bed. You’ll understand this when you’re my size little ones. On a related note, I feel myself drifting off to sleepy island now. I love you both. 

xo,

Kimmy

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Chef duties

Three Hundred and One Paws

Dear Little Ones,

Kimmy here, reporting from the couch. This just in: I’m tired, the day is a gray one, and you are both full of it tiny humans. LDB you were trying to push your fingers into my nostrils!! Now, buddy, that’s not the way to get my full attention. I am sure that you can conceive just how uncomfortable that truly is, but however, you seem to be all for it, none the less.

Once mama saw what was going on, she put a stop to it with words and boundaries as she says, but, I just figured that you would eventually stop or I would hop over the top of you to get out of the way. Life can be that simple. You see, I may be a dog that, “puts up with,” your shenanigans, but I will eventually draw a line with my paw and move. I am a seemingly patient dog, but there are limits to what I can deal with.

So, with all of that being said, please make sure that we’re not sticking our fingers in anyone’s nose, or your own for that matter. Oh, and please share your bananas from now on! I’m putting a plug in for that because my banana offers have been neglected lately…hint hint, paw, paw, MOM?!

xo,

Kimmy

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EARS! 🙂

Three Hundred Paws

Dear Little Brothers,

Today started out early, per usual since the start of, “Save the sunlight,” began. I don’t quite understand why human beings think that they can save sunlight. The sun is this giant entity in the sky. Don’t they know that they can’t control everything? I know that human beings are not quite as in touch with things as us dogs and small beings. We have such freer emotions and feelings. Sometimes your feelings fling all over the place brothers. I admire that about you both. My feelings fly all over the place at times, and that’s when I paw at a chewy toy or romp around in the grass to release them. I feel a lot of small things too, just like you both do every day. Today I had some squeeze hugs and cuddles on the couch with you LDB, thank you for that. Your touches bring love, joy and fill up my doggy bucket. I gotta go get my nap on. It’s a rainy day afternoon and those rain drops make me sleepy. If I feel sleepy, then I must sleep. Listen to your bodies and your hearts brothers! 

xo,

Kimmy

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Doggy nose and small baby hands.

Two Hundred and Ninety Nine Paws

Dear Brothers,

It’s winter. I can feel it in my tail. It always tells me when the changing of the season is upon us. And, it is upon us, have you seen this rain? It’s everywhere and all over at one time! Good gracious me, you wanted me to play with you out back in it this morning LDB and I wasn’t having it buddy. You see, as we have discussed before, I’m not a fan of a wet tail, or wet paws for that matter.

Once, we were romping in the rain and I splashed myself and I got so muddy that I had to have a bath, and those are my second unfavorite things, after rain of course. So, with all of this being said, I ran to the concrete step and waited for mama to deliver me to the house. In other words, I wanted her to open the door to the house and let me inside. I was much happier on the dry floor towels and then cuddled up on the couch. Later on, we watched/listened to story time with the library! That was so fun little dude! You were all talking about dinosaurs, and so you brought out your dino and he romped around while we listened to the story. Great fun was had by all, mama was even stomping like a t-rex at one point in time. That mama and dada, they make an interesting pair of dinosaurs, I tell ya! 

xo,

Kimmy

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Monday blues: try slobbery kisses.

Two Hundred and Ninety Eight Paws

Dearest Brothers,

Today is the start of the weekend. You’re both snoozing, and quite frankly, so am I. I curled up on the corner of mama and daddy’s bed so that I could be cozy. We had a full and busy morning from 6am until almost noon. That’s a long time for a doggy kiddos. Y’all came downstairs and I wasn’t even awake yet. I’m not sure why you rise so early LDB, but I am pleased when you give me a morning cuddle to greet me. You have a really sweet heart, and I know that you love to be close to me.

I did find it quite amusing the other day when you said, “I’m giving you some privacy Kimmy,”  Then you proceeded to climb up on top of me and cuddle.  I would like to state for the record that, privacy is the opposite of that, you’re not supposed to climb on top of me ‘lil bro. Tomorrow is something called, “Halloween,” although I recognize the sound of the word, I’m not sure what it means. I do know that the oddest things have been popping up in our neighbors yard, and that you, mama, daddy, and baby have a matching Winnie the Pooh thing happening on mama’s dresser. You like to talk about it a lot, and you got these giant squashes that are on the porch. Maybe you’re going to do something with them? You’ll let me know, I’m pretty sure. I gotta go sleep, <yawn>, I’m still so exhausted from this morning’s shenanigans. 

xo,

Kimmy

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Snowy boop.

Two Hundred and Ninety Seven Paws

Dear Tiny Ones,

Hi there. It’s officially fall, or autumn, the change of this season has begun. My paws felt it this morning when I went outside for my usual business, at dawn. It was literally the break of dawn when I ventured outside, the light was just beginning to emerge, but really, it was pitch black and I used my nose to help find my way. Mama also helped me a bit too, she wandered around saying, “Kimmy, go potty please,” as if I needed her to trail me, silly mama.

There are times that I love it when mama joins me outside and there are other times when a dog just needs to be a dog and go on a little adventure alone. Most of the time the human parents understand this, but occasionally I need to remind them!  Tiniest brother is up now, that was a short nap buddy. I gotta go check on your latch for the milks! 

xo,

Kimmy

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Baby books and snoozes.

Two Hundred and Ninety Six Paws

Dear Brothers,

Greetings from the couch bed. I rest easy downstairs and I want you to know that, sometimes I check on you both from dream land. LDB, you’re really solid in your route to our dreams, but IRB you’ve been going rouge on me lately. Now, listen closely IRB, when I send you the dream route when you’re doing your last nursing with the mama, you’re supposed to take that route and come visit me. Okey dokey? We, meaning your big bro and I always take the same path through the fairy land and down around the spruce tree to our dreamscape.

Here’s the thing about joining us in dream land, we can do anything and be anything in our dreams, together. It might sound kind of cheesy to some people, but we love to race, romp, and be wildly free when we’re in dreamland. Sometimes a friend of big bro’s joins us. This friend’s name is Cubba. I’m not really sure where Cubba came from, but I do know one thing, he is a dog, and he is friendly. Although this Cubba and big bro chase me, I love to be chased in dream land and guess what? I always win, because, “I AM KIMMY THE FASTEST DOG!” I can do and be anything I have dreamed about in our dreams. It always makes me so happy whenever we run, run, run, and then plop down in the clover patches around fairy land. When we lay down and look up to the sky I watch for the clouds to pass us by. Sometimes I count the cats in the clouds with you, and some of them look like Bella.  

xo,

Kimmy

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Walks in the rain.

Two Hundred and Ninety Five Paws

Dear Buddies,

Howdy. Kimmy here, ready and reporting for duty!  I guard both of you more than is probably necessary, but I adore being close to you brothers. One of my favorite spots to rest near you both is underneath the table. I also like to lie underneath mama’s feet and legs. It’s necessary to remain close by because there might be crumbs dropped, sneezes to be rendered, and kisses to be had. I love to be ready and able to attend to the needs at hand.

Occasionally you’ll send some crumbs my way Leo, generally it’s in the later part of the day if you receive foods that you’re not fond of. Although, I have to remind you that I am not fond of the green foods that you’re eating more and more of lately. You seem particularly interested in eating broccoli, but I would prefer if you would pass over some of your fake meat or bread-bread crumbs instead. I have a funny memory that just came to mind, regarding my underneath the table status. One time you had some feelings about your food and your plate flopped over onto the floor when mama tried to help you.

Slips and slides happen, that’s what mama and daddy said. I army crawled over to help clean up the remnants of food. I wasn’t able to eat as much as I anticipated because we had to put your plate back together, but it was delicious all the same. Speaking of all this food is reminding me that it’s my first dinner time! I gotta run, and remind you to feed me buddy. 

xo,

Kimmy

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Side leaning hugs.