Three Hundred and Fifty One Paws

Dear Brothers,

Have you ever done something that scares you? Maybe this is more of a question for when you’re both older, but I thought I would bring it up today. Sometimes we have to face our fears in order to move forward in life. Mama was talking about this with me the other day. Here’s part of the story: Daddy tried to take me on a solo walk the other day. You were both with mama on some sort of a car ride adventure experience and I was left to my own devices for guarding the home front.

Daddy tried to take me on my own walk adventure but something held me back from allowing myself to leave the house. Well, truth be told, we made it out of the garage and part of the way down the driveway, but I had a hard time convincing myself to keep walking. There’s just something inside of me that feels scared to leave the house without our whole pack altogether. I’m not sure what I can say or do to convince myself to shift, but I’ll keep trying the walks with mama and daddy sans my brothers, every now and then. I absolutely love walks, but it’s challenging for me to shift gears and know that it’s ok to let go. I’ll just keep on trekking and one day, maybe I’ll truly face that fear and let the scare stay at home so I can venture forth solo again!

xo,

Kimmy

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Helping hands.

Three Hundred and Fifty Paws

Dear Brothers,

Yesterday was a slice of pie kind of day. We had sunshine, we had dry grounds outside, and we had a family walk. It was my kind of a dog-gone good day. Did you hear that?  Ha! I’m hilarious, I know. I recognize that I have a great sense of humor and I know that you hear it too now LDB. You can crack yourself up as well, which is a trait from your mama, perhaps. Although, I also like to think of it as a trait that I have given you as well. You see, it’s important to see the humor in the bits of things. Life can feel like chaos and challenge, but if you find the glimmers of hilarity mixed into it, it all melts away. Right now, in our house, it sounds like a plane might take off or land soon. The fans are running, the washing machine and dryer are going round and round and we’re all snoozing. Prime time sound machines working their jobs. I went right to sleep on my spot on the bed. I’m cozy and relaxed facing the window so that when I wake up I can see the sun shining in and watch the cars going by, it’s a great spot to snooze in. You both took a little bit of time to settle and go to dream land. I can hear you both talking and giggling, must be time for play in our dream land spot. I love you both!

xo,

Kimmy

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Sticky banana fingers are oh so tasty!

Three Hundred and Forty Nine Paws

Dear Brothers,

Hello! Kimmy here reporting for blog duty. It’s a sun shiny day that is bringing us joy. You both were lucky duckies and went on a walk with mama so that you could soak up some sunshine and IRB could take a walk nap. “Walking nap,” is a funny phrase. I think it means it’s an oxymoron, but whatever the case may be, it’s funny none the less. I was quite pleased to find out that the sun would be shining because it feels like it has been days and days of rain and gray cloudy skies.

LDB you told me all about your walk up the road, the puddle splashes, the neighbors, and all of the hello greetings you provided to everyone. I like to see you choose to be friendly and kind. You practice with me every day. Did you know that? Every day you feed me breakfast and dinner. You scoop my food into the bowl, you tell me what I’m going to eat, and you give me some loving pats and then gently close the door so I can have quiet and eat my foods. I really appreciate that. Thank you brother. I’ll be back later to report more from our day. Off to our dream land. See you soon!

xo,

Kimmy

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“I love you buddy, you’re my tiniest human friend.”

Three Hundred and Forty Eight Paws

Dear Brothers,

It’s been a long day my little ones. Our morning nap was on the go without me so I had to make do with snoozing in multiple spots until you returned home. Sometimes I worry about you all if you leave the house without me. We are normally all together, all of the time, which I love because we’re a pack or I mean a family. I love you both so much, so I expect that you all feel the same way, which I know that you do.

One of my favorite things from our day was when you gave me hugs LDB and IRB called for me, that was pretty cool. I also would like to clarify a couple of things tiny one, when I am on the couch, and napping, I will not hop down and do the pet/lick/Kimmy entertain you thing. I will however jump down and intercede if mama or daddy don’t hop to it. I like to “hop,” and I am so quick on my feet that I can, “get to ya,” in a pretty quick sweep or swoosh, which ever word you find more interesting.

Well, as I was saying, it’s been a long day, “Been a long, been a long, been a long daaaaaaay!” That was me entertaining myself with the song from, “How to Succeed in Business,” mama and daddy sing that after long days. I agree with it, it’s been a looooooong, day.”

xo,

Kimmy-Kim

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Faithful companions.

Three Hundred and Forty Seven Paws

Dear Brothers,

Hi there! Kimmy here. I’m doing my best to fulfill my doggy jobs but sometimes it’s a little bit hard to do. I haven’t had a doggy focused walk in quite a few days and it’s getting to my mood. Sometimes I just need to let loose so, I do that in our backyard, but my dog sensibilities need more than our fences can allow. I need to have a focused purposeful sniff filled walk to lead the way!

Mommy and daddy said that we would walk this afternoon together so I look forward to that event taking place. We had some romp time this morning in the wet drizzling air. The tiny one was sleeping and we ventured out for a bit of fresh air. It was fresh for a while, but honestly, I prefer dry paws so I asked mama if I could head back inside and enjoy some quiet carpet time. That I did! Once in a while things are calm and subdued, like take right now for instance. Currently all is calm, and all is well, not bright, like that song goes, but I don’t mind that one bit. I like the gray sky, quiet family room, and snoozing time for all. I love you silly babes. Have good dream-ies and meet me by our slide in our dreams!

xo,

Kimmy

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“Mom, I think there’s a tiny human behind me…”

Three Hundred and Forty Six Paws

Dear Brothers,

Happy weekend vibes to you both. Currently my situation includes the following: lounging on the couch cuddled up with a teddy bear watching mama intermittently while daddy shuffles around getting wires and such to fix something called a computer. I’m not sure what it’s all about, but it smells of cardboard, metal boxes and tiny things called bolts. Sometimes we find these items on the floor in our office room, but then we return them to where they’re supposed to be located. It’s always quite exciting whenever daddy finishes one of these ‘puters, as you call them LDB. We can see the bright lights, hear the fans running, and watch as he types on the rainbow keyboard to make things go.

You said that one day you want to build a ‘puter with him, do you think I could help you? I’m quite good at pulling on things, especially if it’s like tug of war, I’m great at that game. Although, come to think of it, I don’t play that game very often anymore. I used to play it a bit when I was a pup. Both of you weren’t in existence yet, but every once in a while you try to play tug of war with me, or at least I think you do. I will often times hold my doggy toy in my mouth and wait for you to engage in play with me, so then you grab the other end of the toy and I take off running. You’ve learned to drop the toy now if I do that, but for a while there, we’d play tug of, “PULLING THE KIDDO,” across the carpet. Well, looks like I’m drifting off to sleep right now. I think I’m going to really sink into my nap. I love you both so much. Let’s play outside in the sunshine later-s!

xo,

Kimmy

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Baby and pup paws.

Three Hundred and Forty Five Paws

Dear LDB and IRB,

“Ah!! Sweet mystery of life, at last I’ve found you,” that is a silly song boys. Why was mama singing it yesterday during music time? Hmmm. I mainly hung out in the family room on my cozy blankets because, let’s be honest here: your piano skills are developing LDB, but, they are definitely loud.

So, with all of that being said, I have learned something crucial in a musical family. My ears need to rest. I rest them, in the farthest away location that they can get to and still be close to protect you both. I loved listening to you all sing together. IRB you have a big voice just like your big brother. I’m impressed with your vocalization abilities. I think your brother is too. What big brother doesn’t realize is this: he used to be just as verbose with his baby thoughts as you can be. It makes for interesting days, that’s for sure. We’re not short on feelings here in our home. I love you both for it.

xo,

Kimmy

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Focused on point dream ears.

Three Hundred and Forty Four Paws

Dear Brothers,

Happy Weekend vibes to you both! It’s a beautifully sunshine morning outside. Mama is watching two squirrels chasing one another. They are quite silly, it must be all of the sunshine. All of the birds and tiny critters are going crazy with their romping. The shine makes us all feel elated over the possibility of spring, I guess. I love spring because that means that my California sunshine begins to seep into our sky and warm the ground.

There’s nothing that I quite like more than sunshine beams and my boys. Y’all were busy this morning! You rose a little bit early LDB and we watched some, “Winnie the Pooh,” together and snuggled. Then it was the breakfast time, the play time, the work out time, the snack time, and then nap time for the tiniest brother, and then more snack, book time, outside play time, banana time and now snoozing time. Boy, I think we were all tuckered out! You fell asleep quickly LDB and without a single gripe about a rest. All of that sunshine and running around will do that to you. Speaking of which, I’m getting super cozy again on mommy and daddy’s bed. I gotta get my king size bed time in while I can. Sometimes I like to starfish out on it because, I can! But, truth be told, I mainly enjoy a quiet curled up snooze. I pretend that I am a seashell and I snore myself to beach dream land.

xo,

Kimmy

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Yes mama?! I’m busy guarding.

Three Hundred and Forty Three Paws

Dear Little Brothers,

Yawn! Hi there babies. Well, baby and toddler child, that is. How are you both feeling today? Currently I am curled up into a ball on my couch bed blanket downstairs with mama. We are having a little bit of quiet time right now. We love to indulge in the quiet while both of you rest from the morning shenanigans. Sometimes I sleep upstairs to be closer for our dream chain recovery, while other times I like to sleep downstairs and rest right away because I am tired.

I think you both had quite the morning walk and play session out front. Again, I supervised from the windows and supported your play times. I missed you both, but we had some snack time and play sessions together before your naps. I understand that you need your human time outside, and we’ll have more time together on my walk this afternoon! Daddy told me that I was a really kind dog this morning and I got some extra loves in. That made me feel extra special. You gave me some sweet pets IRB and LDB I loved the snuggles. The winter time brings out more cuddles than expected, that’s always a lovely surprise. Oops, I think you’re stirring tiniest brother. Gotta’ go get some more winks in before I’m needed.

Xo,

Kimmy

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Waiting for that baby food….still waiting!

Three Hundred and Forty Two Paws

Dear Tiny Tots,

Greetings from your ‘ole pal Kimmy dog. I was monitoring your outside walk without me this morning until you walked too far away and I couldn’t see you three anymore. I felt a little bit sad in my heart when you disappeared behind the curve of trees, but I knew that mama was with both of you. She takes pretty good care of you. However, I am a great mediator when shenanigans are starting and the humans feel challenged in balancing it all.

Dogs are good at knowing just when to give hugs and kisses, which is what a human needs most. Love. It does solve everything. Just like all the songs tell us, it’s all about love. Even when someone has big feelings and is crying or fussing, or what have you… love always helps. So later on in the morning when you were all out front splashing around in the stream of water on our street, my heart lifted and I waited patiently until you returned to me. Now we’re all safely nestled into our beds taking a bit of a snooze. I’m waiting for you to join me in dream land, I am at the big red slide, let’s have some fun together! Let’s go brothers!

xo,

Kimmy

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Garage pals.