Three Hundred Seventy Nine Paws

Dear Brothers,

Y’all, the sun has returned after all of that crazy ice, rain, and snow! I was so ecstatic to go on a family walk yesterday that I sauntered or rather cantered through the remaining road of snow. I even performed a bit of a leap, you might say. LDB you thought it was all quite hilarious. I try my best at making you laugh, what can I say? Haha. I live to amuse, and eat peanut butter!

We romped around quite a bit in the remaining snow in the back yard today. Then I watched you through the window as you ran up and down the road through the river of watery snow. You even splashed in the neighbors gigantic puddle. I could hear their doggies barking a bit. I presume you were running around in front of their house and they wanted to play too. That’s pretty understandable you know. I like to run around with you as well. Other pups get jealous when they see so much joy happening and they can’t join in the fun! I would feel the same way, but I’m lucky because I have you! I love you guys.

xo,

Kimmy

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Sitting with my tiny humans.

Three Hundred Seventy Eight Paws

Dear Small Humans,

Hello. It is day five of snow and icy lands, I’m over it. I told mama that I am moving back to California. I hear that she has a couple of friends that live there and I don’t think that any of them have doggies in their homes right now. I should fill the void nicely. I asked daddy if I could drive the car there and he said no. Then he tried starting the car but it didn’t work. So he exchanged some odd small box with metal plugs for the other car’s, wait the word was: battery! Ah ha! See, I do know useless human vocabulary!

Anyway, the batteries were exchanged, transferred and then plugged back in. Y’all went on an afternoon drive without me, sigh, but I had a nice quiet nap in it’s place. Who knew that naps were so peaceful when the house was empty? It’s a rare occasion for me to have such a nap. Don’t get me wrong, I love my family, y’all are my pack doggies, but a little solo run time with dream land is always welcome.

xo,

Kimmy

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Yawning her way into Monday.

Three Hundred Seventy Seven Paws

Dear Brothers,

Something remarkable happened this weekend: it snowed. Well first, it rained, freezing rain drops fell from the sky. Then as the rain ceased, it began to snow, snow, snow! We had quite a fun time romp around in it. I loved chasing and catching the flying snow balls. You thought I was absolutely hysterical LDB. I didn’t know I was so talented in the ways of snow catching. You taught me quite a lot about sprinkles, splatters, and splashes of snow. We romped around in the snow until my paws were sore and mama and daddy took care of them. I rested and then watched you build a snow person with daddy.

Our snow person was wearing one of those silly masks that you humans have been wearing. I think mama and daddy thought that was funny, I wasn’t so sure about that though. Who knew that snow could bring such big outings and occasions for us all? I missed the sunshine and it returned today. To say that we’ve been busy in the cold the last few days is an understatement. I need all the rest I can get! Speaking of which, I am snoozing now. Thanks for playing with me in our frozen backyard. Oh, and IRB, next time we have snow, maybe you’ll be a little bit more excited about it. I know that it seemed kind of strange and cold, I agreed with your sentiments.

xo,

Kimmy

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Picnic paws.

Three Hundred and Seventy Six Paws

Dear Brothers,

This year, I’m turning five. I’m not sure what that means, but I know this: it’s been a lot of living that I’ve done. I keep busy each day making sure that my human companions are safe, healthy, and happy. We all have many jobs in the house but one thing is for sure, I love being with you all the best, no matter what we do.

I help pick up the pieces when things fall apart. I also lend a paw when someone needs a bit of extra love. I do this with my lean in’s, my ear licks, and my walk by snuggles. Sometimes you might push my gestures to the side, but know this, they’re always made with love and strong affection for the best of intentions with you both, or should I say, all four of you. I’m so glad that you chose me and that we’re together. Life wouldn’t be the same if we weren’t a pack.

xo,

Kimmy

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Resting my head for a minute.

Three Hundred and Seventy Five Paws

Dear Brothers,

Hello, from the big purple bed. I arrived half way through nap time. Gosh oh golly, I think I lost a little bit of sleep time not being up here right away! What am I to do? Go to dream land right away! Mama took a snooze too! We got up before the sun rose with your noises big boy and then it was hard to drift back off to dream land. Mama and daddy took care of you and then we all got up. So that meant, I got up early too! I did the work out with mama and snoozed, and then watched her eat breakfast after mine, and then I supervised the getting both of you from your sleep chambers.

I give the best kisses in the early morning. So I slurped you both and we had some kid play time and breakfast! I watched for the crumbles and licked them all up. Mama went somewhere called, the grocery store super early and we ran around and played with daddy. When mama got home we had a great run up and down the hallway, sniffed mama, and leapt around for a bit of time. I am plumb tuckered out with our morning shenanigans and routines.

xo,

Kimmy

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Watching for crumbs.

Three Hundred and Seventy Four Paws

Dear Snoozing Bro’s,

Howdy. I’m acting as momma’s foot warmer right now. I chose a specific spot on this extra large bed of hers and she still had the nerve to sit right down by me. I just don’t understand why she can’t choose another location right now. I needed some rest. It was a busy morning with momma getting up early with daddy, interrupting my last hour and a half of sleep. Then you two sweet boys came downstairs to me, and then we started our day. Now I’m here, laying on the bed, trying to nap, and she is tap-tap-tapping on this keyboard near my head. I snooze on to not let on that I’m awake and bothered. However, I would like the record to state that, I indeed, heard every word that she and I both said, and I am aware that we’re blogging.

xo,

Kimmy

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Between couches, it’s a big decision to commit to one.

Three Hundred and Seventy Three Paws

Dear Snoring Brothers,

Hello sweet ones. You’re both quite sleepy today. I’m thinking it’s because one of you has teeth coming into your gums, and for the other brother, well you had some post bedtime excitement and talked to yourself until you snoozed later in the evening. This is what I always say to you two, “When Kimmy says it’s sleep time, she means business.” I don’t know why humans have such a problem with, the sleep department. I love to sleep. I sleep anywhere and all the time… for example, I can sleep on a couch, I can sleep on a doorway, I can sleep on the grass, I can sleep on the towel, I can sleep on the concrete patio, I can sleep on the wood floor, I can sleep in the car, I can sleep anywhere I choose. How about you?

xo,

Kimmy

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Grass wrestling.

Three Hundred and Seventy Two Paws

Dear Brothers,

Yesterday was quite the morning time. Yes, that’s what I said, yesterday was quite a morning.  Meaning, it was the morning-ist day of them all. I. Had. A. Bath. It wiped me out completely until supper time and a walk. I mean, I can always be roused for a bit of sustenance and walking time as a family. Mama and daddy think that I won’t leave the house without the entire family and, they could be quite right, but I also could be swayed to keep walking once we’re out on the road. I just have this little twinge in my heart when we are not altogether.

Life as a pack is complete when we are together. And so, together we must be! Especially in this little season of life, nap life, doggy life, home life we me, Kimmy. I love it. I really do. And you know what? My little tiny fish friend Owen, my tiniest of tiny brothers, he had a bath and fish tank clean out today too, so, I don’t feel so bad about my bath anymore.

xo,

Kimmy

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Resting morning paws.

Three Hundred and Seventy One Paws

Dear Boys,

Hello, from the floor. I KNOW, I know, I said, floor.  Who am I? I mean really? I’m laying on the floor now… I guess I really am the dog of the house. I do have a little bit of a confession about it… there is a pillow aka blanket fort on the floor next to your round play table IRB. I’m really enjoying this bed LDB, thanks for leaving it for me. Mama thought she was foiling my plan to relax on her bed, but nooo, I found an even better one! Haha! Kimmy strikes again. I’m so smart and capable. At this point, you could probably leave me in charge and I could handle it all. Well, maybe not, on second thought, you two brothers do get into a lot of shenanigans. So, perhaps that’s not what I’m thinking. Anyway, in the long run, I’m enjoying the peace and quiet of this solitude nap and all that it brings into my doggy life.

xo,

Kimmy

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Crossed paws, waiting for bed time to roll out.

Three Hundred and Seventy Paws

Dear Little Brothers,

Greetings, from the couch. Did you know that whenever you nap, I nap too? That’s why it’s so important that you both get your nap time in. You used to nap for two and a half hours lil LDB dude. Now it’s more like an hour and a half, which I know is fine, things change, you’re taller for instance, but still, I need more quiet nap time. Now IRB you take a few naps on some days and on other days you’ll take a couple of naps, that’s all well and good tiny human.

However, I’d like to propose something, what if I helped you with your naps? I could snooze under your bed, or on the human bed in your room, or on the floor…. or on a blanket on the human bed, in your room… what do you think of that? Momma, are you listening to this? I tried this a few times with LDB and it worked just fine. Momma and daddy had to search high and low to find me, but I was snoozing peacefully in the corner of the room helping LDB off to dream land. Mama came in and guided me out of his room. Bella did this a few times too, come to think of it. I didn’t know that the four legged creatures wouldn’t be welcomed into the dream space of the tiny humans after story time. I’d like to work this in, in some way, shape or form. I have a lot to offer sleep time. Like, for instance, I can snore really loudly, that’s super soothing, isn’t it? I can also sniff, ear flap, run in my sleep, and moan, all of which are great forms of communicating while sleeping. So, as you can see, I have a lot to offer dream time. What do you say brothers?

xo,

Kimmy

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Mid-week slurps are the best.