Four Hundred and Thirty Nine Paws

Dear Kimmy,

Hiiii! You make me laugh puppy dog sister. I love you so much! That’s why I like to pull myself up onto you and stand with you, and then walk. You make me feel safe and loved, especially so because we spend a lot of time together on the ground. You’re my ground dwelling buddy. I heard mama say that once so I thought I would say it too! I’m going to meet you at the red slide during our nap time. Remember our dream play time? I like that a lot, we romp, run, and slide, it’s the best. Thanks for being my paw buddy Kimmy. I love you!

Xo,

IRB

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Couch cuddle babes.

Four Hundred and Thirty Eight Paws

Dear Brothers,

Hello littles. All I have to say is that: gosh I love you both so much! We’ve had some really nice neighborhood walks every morning with the parents. I love the outdoor smells and having both of you by my side. Thank you for all of the love and support littles.

I would be remiss if I did not say thank you, on this Veteran’s Day to all of the veterans who have served. I know my Grandpa J. and my daddy A. best, so thank you, to you two, whom I know so well.

Xo,

Kimmy

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Cozy morning paws.

Four Hundred and Thirty Seven Paws

Dear Brothers,

Greetings, from nap dream land, hello dear ones! I just have to say first off that, I love you both so much! I truly do appreciate your shenanigans and personalities every day. You both are silly, sweet, and kind. There are occasional moments where I’m a little bit unsure of your choices, but that’s all a part of life isn’t it? Life is messy and silly and that’s definitely true with both of you.

Today mama and I investigated the Cadillac car’s, “bark dust,” bath, as you put it LDB. I’m not so sure why it needed a bark dust bath versus a traditional bath, but I have a sneaking suspicion that you made that up toddler kiddo. You’re full of fascinating ideas about moving dirt, and rocks, and all of the toys into the backyard pool. You name it, you create it and I watch you do it. Daddy said you had a fun time playing and you wanted to share the work that you’d done. Well, I gotta’ go and manage slide time in dream land.

Xo,

Kimmy

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Soft light, soft paws, restful sleeps.

Four Hundred and Thirty Six Paws

Dear Brothers,

Greetings dear ones. It is I, Kimmy, your faithful dog sister, or should that be sitter? Hmmm, the jury is still out on that one. Haha! We had such an adventure together this morning. On our morning walk I started off by trying to pretend IRB was in a sled and I was his huskey dog and thus, I had to, “mush!”

Although, dad wasn’t into that story line and did not understand my need for speed to pull him down the street. He quickly brought me back to his side, and I brought my mind back to the current moment at paw. I enjoyed our walk in the neighborhood and didi not think about the mountain slopes of Alaska anymore. I would like the record to state that I am quite a knowledgeable canine and I would enjoy an adventure north one day!

Momma, did you hear that? Let’s go back and visit your land of origin in the wild lands of the Yukon. One time I heard Grandpa J talk about that land and it sounded quite exciting. That is why I thought I would act out some adventures on my walk today, but alas, it was not the right time.

Xo,

Kimmy

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Just a couple of buddies hanging out together, “Did anyone hear him say mush?!”

Four Hundred and Thirty Five Paws

Dear Kimmy,

Hi, it’s me, baby brother! Guess what puppy dog? I love to see you, that’s what! You bring a smile to my face each and every day. I feel so lucky to have you as my big sister. You’re always watching out for us, thanks for that Kimmy-Kim! I try to get your attention now by crawling at turbo speed for you and to check out your food and water dishes as well. I’m always curious about the slurping business you do, especially after our morning walks. I think it’s super funny when you pant with your tongue sticking out. I love that actually, haha, I try to do it too, but then you often walk away when I’m sharing the experience. You’re interested in being near, until I get a little too close. I understand that, sometimes I don’t want other people in my space either. I take to yelling or talking really loud if someone doesn’t understand that. Well, I think I should let you go and enjoy your nap time!

Xo,

Kimmy

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Cuddles with mama in the wee hours of the day.

Four Hundred and Thirty Four Paws

Dear Little Ones,

Greetings! It is I, Kimmy doggy. I have some news for you: we had a great sunshine filled walk this morning. I could feel the heat beginning to rise at the end of our walk. You see, my paws absorb the heat that is soaked up from the sun. I can feel the heat on my paws and my toes. I wagged my tail a lot when daddy met us on our walk.

I enjoyed seeing him at the end of the street and watching you race to meet him LDB. You’re so steady and strong on your bicycle now. Your confidence can astound me, especially when you move back and forth on your bike and I am unaware of the suddenness that will bring you back to where I am walking. IRB, you’re a pretty fun walker too little one. I love how excited you get and how you show it. You can kick your legs up high, chew on your feet, and talk on and on about what you see on our walk. You’re quite a conversationalist, as all of the humans are in our home. I have found my voice and I add a thing or two every now and then. Oh! Guess what?! Mama just saw a hummingbird.

I’m running in my sleep; I’m running to see the hummingbird too! Oops, just missed it! Maybe next time I’ll catch up and tell it hello!

Xo,


Kimmy

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Flashback Friday photo to a small baby pup.

Four Hundred and Thirty Three Paws

Dear Little Dudes,

Greetings! We are slumbering soundly in the midst of our blankets. I just love when it is cool, cozy, and I feel calm. We had quite the morning romp on our walk bike ride and later in the backyard. The sun is hidden behind a giant cloud layer and I am missing the warmth.  I like to immerse myself in a season and bask in the sunshine whenever possible, I think today will be a sunshine in my dreams sort of a day though. What better time to do so than, right now?! I made myself chuckle a bit when I said that aloud. Ha! Off to dream land I go!

Xo,

Kimmy

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On the move, in action, shots from pre-rainy season.

Four Hundred and Thirty Two Paws

Dear Brothers,

Hi there little dudes. Y’all are so cute when you sleep! I must say so because I see how sweet you are when you’re snoozing on those little monitors that the parents carry around. Sometimes I try to sneak into your rooms to sleep near you, but most days I hop up onto my bed post in the parent’s bedroom. I always wake up feeling much betters after I have had some sleeps. It helps me plan out where I will nap later on in the day.

Ha! Mama laughed aloud as she wrote that for me. She thinks it’s hilarious that I nap so much, but she understands the need for sleep too. She would take more naps too, especially when running a solo ship, but that’s not always a possibility. I mean, I am present and participating in the shenanigans when we’re flying without the daddy, but I’m not always sure how to help out. Sometimes I just walk right in front of her to make sure that I’m making my presence known. That’s an essential part of being a dog friend. I.E. I must always be in the room or within an eye lid’s open view of my humans. Speaking of which, I must drift off to dream land and join you both in playing, let’s meet at the red slide brothers!

Xo,

Kimmy

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Sweet moments with one of my tiny humans.

Four Hundred and Thirty One Paws

Dear Brothers,

(I have another blast from the past summer memory as the weather becomes more dreary…)

Welcome to the dog days of summer! This is our second summer season together. Who knew that we would be having so much fun together?! I love watching you both explore outside. I like to keep myself at a safe distance in order to know that I will not be in the way of a toy or a moving object because I have learned that it’s never a good situation for Kimmy and a truck to collide. As of late I have been enjoying the mat and towels mama lays out on the ground for us to sit on. I like to lie down close enough, but far enough away from the trucks, as I was mentioning. But, here’s the kicker, these wheeled objects move! They move from one spot to another, so I have to constantly keep myself aware of what is happening around me.

I basically sleep with “one eye open,” because that’s part of my doggy life these days. We watch the clouds roll by, and we also watch for those dragonflies that come in on high air currents and land near the fence to sun themselves. I always know when a dragonfly is near because I can hear the soft buzzing sound that they make. Mama said once that a dragonfly is a prehistoric creature! So, I think it means they are basically flying dinosaurs! How cool is that bro’s?! Alright, you’re both taking a snooze together right now so that means, I must nap as well. See you in dream land,

Xo, Kimmy

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Sitting with my blue bear brother.

Four Hundred and Thirty Paws

(Older post/memory post)

Dear Brothers,

Today was my adopt-a-versary day. Do you know what that means? In simpler terms it is the day that I was adopted into our family. Some animal friends call it a, “gotcha’ day,” and I like that phrase too. Momma wrote me a special letter and gave me a bit of extra TLC. I’m partial to the TLC bit because being a creature of physical tangibility, I love to receive all of the pets I can get. One of my favorite things, as of late, is sprawling on the couch and mama sitting with me in the wee hours of the morning. I just lay there and listen to her read. She reads a lot in her head, but I can read her emotions, so I get the gist of what the story is about. For instance, right now, I am telepathically sending my thoughts to mama to write down for me. A friend of hers asked if she considered herself a ghost writer. I think she is in a way, because she writes for me, she’s my paw-scribe. I’m multi-tasking right now by sending these words to mama and also simultaneously sleep dreaming and twitching my brows as I think about my dream. Alrighty, back to dream land. I must help IRB have his dream scape narrated.

Xo,

Kimmy

Contemplative paws on a dreary Monday.