11/29/2009

Sunday Synopsis

Woos & a-roos to yous!
Did woo have a good Thanksgiving day, (those of us in the USA)?
We had khompnay! Moms boyz drove out from Ohio! (Never under-estimate the power of Mom's home cooking). They left this morning, now we have time to catch up on the blogs.

We got yummy turkey, crunchy carrots, but no pie, although mom mixed some cannned pumpkin into our food.
Turkey makes woo sleepy, I caught a quick snuggle-nap:
It rained all day on turkey-day, but Friday was much nicer. We went to the rocky beach, cause the wind was blowing so hard, we would have been sand-blasted at the sandy beach!

Had to take the guys to our Fort - lots of cannons there!
Sunny, but not a great day fur a peeps picnic- WAY too windy & cold!

Mom was furry happy to have all her kids together - peeps & fluffs! She'll post more pics this week.

So, that's basically what we've been up to - hope woo are making good memories too. Have a furry nice Sunday, effurryone!

a-roos & woos,
jack n' tori

PS - Tori's getting a little better each day, we're keeping up our pawrayers she continues to improve!

PPS- Oh my Dogness! We almost forgot! We got a furry nice surprise text mail from our friend Moon in PA - look!

Geneva Ruby

Welcome Geneva Ruby, Moon's new sisfur!!!! We met "Neve" at the TOTTSHR Hike back in September. She seemed like a perfect fit fur their family. They started the process to adopt her that day, and they were selected to be Neve's furever family this weekend!!!! We're furry happy fur Moon and his peeps!

11/26/2009

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


FROM OUR PACK TO YOURS

We give thanks and praise God
For all the Blessings in our lives,
for family, friends, and furred ones,
and for all our gifts and goods,
and for the eternal spirit of love that
sustains us through this journey.

Mmmmm, it smells awfully good here today! I think its a good day to do kitchen duty. Yeah, its a furry good day to be a kitchen-duty dog.

Happy Thanksgiving A-rooos to Yous!
jack n' tori + our peeps


11/25/2009

11/23/2009

Progress!

Woo-woo, its me, Tori!
I want to thank you all fur the pawrayers & pawsitive thoughts woo've sent me. It means a lot! I feel better with each day that goes by. I'm still pretty sleepy, not furry hungry, and not moving too fast, but when Mom asked me to smile for efurryone, I could do that! I saw my vet on Saturday and he says everything looks good so far.
Jack has been a good big brofur, but he's kind of bummed he doesn't get home-cooked meals like I get. (Don't worry, mom lets him have what I don't finish.)
On Sunday, I got to meet some of Jack's friends. Moon's people came to visit and say hello to me! Moon had to stay home with his dog nanny, but I met his mini-bipeds and they sure are loud... but also furry sweet. Jack had a blast doing zoomies and playing catch with them, I just watched from the doorway.

woos & kisses,
Tori

PS- Some of woo know my home kennel-sisters Abbie & Bling also had some health problems this weekend, but I hear they've doing much better. Lets hope us Destiny girls all heal up 100% furry furry soon!

11/20/2009

There's no place like home...

This picture's worth a thousand words!

Welcome home, Tori!

Last night Tori finally met the conditions of returning home ( drink, pee, eat & keep down the food), and home she came! I was so furry excited to see her, mom & dad held onto my collar cause I was bouncing all around and they didn't want Miss Tori to be jostled. She just growled at me. (OK, OK, I get it!)

Mom slept on the couch near her crate all night, just in case Tori needed attention, but it was a quiet night. We're saying pawrayers of thanks, and for a full recovery. It's a miracle she's even here, after what she went through. SomeOne is surely watching over her!

I'm standing guard to make sure none of those evil squirrels gets in and harms my Tori. That's what a good brother does!



with grateful a-roos to yous,
Jack a-roo, Tori, Mom & Dad

11/18/2009

Thankful for Tori Thursday

Whew, the last 24 hrs. have been a whirlwind around here. Around midnight on Tuesday, poor Tori started SCREAMING. It was horrible. Mom & dad rushed her to the Emergency Vets, and to make a long story short(er), by 3:15 Tori was being prepped for surgery to remove a bowel blockage that turned out to be scar tissue, and untwist a potentially fatal twisted artery.

She made it through, even though she stopped breathing for several minutes during the surgery. We think angels Star and brother Sherman must be watching over her.

Please send a prayer her way, the next 12-18 hours are critical in her recovery. Provided she continues to be stable, she may even be able to come home furry soon. That would be good, cause I miss her.

My peeps are pretty stressed out at the moment too. But Mom says she's in God's hands, and God Bless the doctor for saving her life. (Her vet doesn't think she would have made it till 8 am.) We're furry thankful she's still here.

Mom even got to visit her tonight:

We have paws crossed we will have another pawsitive update later today.

Please keep Tehya, Earle, and Dusty in your thoughts, they're all having vet-issues too. Meeshka has commanded that no more fluffies can get sick this week. We second that thought!

holding down the fort,
Jack a-roo

A note fom Jack's mom:
I'm typing through tears, this was way too close for comfort. Tori is such a sweet girl, we're praying she gets thru this, she so deserves to. We know a lot of people are sending prayers & positive thoughts, thank you.

Wooless Wednesday

11/17/2009

Sad Woos on Tuesday


We send soft sad woos to our friend Dakota and her family. She crossed the Rainbow Bridge last night. She was deeply loved, and will forever be missed. It was furry kind of her family to give her a loving farewell, and free her from suffering. We know Star will be there to greet her.

Please drop by and let her peeps know woo are thinking of them.

Godspeed, sweet girl, be at peace till your people come for you again one day. Till then, be our angels, Dakota Moon Twenty, Blue Moon Star, and Princess Dakota. You all had to leave way too soon.


sad a-roos + sad woos,
jack n' tori

11/16/2009

What a way to start my week...

It's been an exhausting morning...


Mom fixed my Pengie on Saturday - new stuffing, all stitched back together again .
I love my Pengie! I took him everywhere with me on Sunday. We even napped together.



This morning, mom let us out, and back in. She went back to bed.
When dad came downstairs, look at what happened!!!

Squirrels must have slipped in the door past her this morning. Its her fault -- she wasn't awake. If she'd stopped the squirrels, this never would have happened...

sad a-roos,
jack a-roo, penguinless again

11/15/2009

Sunday: Practicing

I'm practicing looking "too cute."


Is that even possible?


Snoooter smooches,
Tori

11/14/2009

Saturday: Busted (& an invite to pawticipate for Miss Snickers)

A-roos to yous,

Well, the honeymoon's over.

Let the destruction begin!


a-roos & woos,
jack n'tori

(in case woo are wondering, it was the hat from a stuffie penguin I destuffed long ago. ~jack a-roo)

PS - Please add your pawrayers, purrs, and healing power for Miss Snickers



11/13/2009

Friday Foto Follow-up

Tori's story was furry interesting yesterday, wasn't it? The lady talking to us in that one pic is from Illinois, and was on a tour of New England's lighthouses (she had been to 37 of them so far! )

We decided to follow up with a few pics mom has taken of our local lighthouses.
This is what the Castlehill Light looks like from the Bay - mom took this when she was sailing with her friends.
And this is Goat Island Lighthouse. It's quite small, but it used to be the only light in the Newport Harbor.

This beauty is the Rose Island Lighthouse. There's a museum inside, and its a bed-&-breakfast. Woo can also stay on for a few days as the "lighthouse keeper", if woo are willing to work! There's some cool things on the island.
Our bipeds took a boat to Rose Island, and mom found a rather obscure lighthouse -- Rose Fido's Lighthouse! Ha-roo roo roo!

This is Beavertail Lighthouse, on the tip of Conanicut Island.
(It's just across the bridge from our island)

These lighthouses are furry popular subject matter for the local artists - our mom included. Here's a few of the paintings she has done that highlight our local lights!





And so, we take our leave, as the sun sets over the bay beyond Castlehill Light,

See woo later, alligator!
jack n' tori

11/12/2009

Tell Us A Story, Tori

Ha-woo everyone.

I'm Tori, Jack's new sis. My AKC name is "Destiny's Tell Me a Story", and that's what I'm going to do today for my first ever blog.

Once upon a time, it was a beawootiful day , and the Prince and Princess of A-roos were taken to a secret place where they could enjoy the ocean breezes.
The Prince & Princess of A-roos sat with their Guardian to greet passers-by while their nanny ran all around, using her flashy box to take pictures of everything.

Bipeds from around the country came to admire the handsome Prince and the beawootiful Princess. Some were struck speechless when they saw the Royals.

Are woo wondering where this beautiful place is? Here comes a surprising twist in the story - the location! Look at what the scene is like in front of the chairs.........

A castle! How cool is that? I'd never seen one of these before, we didn't have them in Ohio. I told Jack it must be a castle. In fact, I was right - its called "Castlehill Light!"
The royal Nanny walked over by the stairs woo can see on the left and looked down.... and down, and down, and down... she said its a l-o-n-g ways down.

Then she left the Prince & Princess and walked way around and down the rocks. Here's the view from there:

The Nanny returned and took the Prince down the rocks to the far side of the Castle. Ha-roo roo, then they had to climb back up! Look how well the sure-footed Prince scales the steep cliffs!"

...so the Prince & Princess of A-roos had a furry nice time on their outing. They were escorted home in their personal Siberian Outback, and took nice long naps.

We hope woo enjoyed our little tour around Castlehill Lighthouse. The end."

Kisses,
Tell Me A Story Tori

11/11/2009

Wednesday Woos - salute to Yous!

No wooless Wednesday, not today,
But a special woo is headed your way.
A grateful Woo to all of you,
to you, our veterans, for all you do.

God bless our Service men & women.
May we never forget that Freedom isn't free.


On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time.

An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) was approved on May 13, 1938, which made November 11 in each year a legal holiday, known as Armistice Day. This day was originally intended to honor veterans of World War I. A few years later, World War II required the largest mobilization of service men in the history of the United States and the American forces fought in Korea. In 1954, the veterans service organizations urged Congress to change the word "Armistice" to "Veterans". Congress approved this change and on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor all American veterans, where ever and whenever they had served.

In 1968 the Uniforms Holiday Bill made an attempt to move Veterans Day to the fourth Monday of October. The bill took effect in 1971. However, this caused a lot of confusion as many states disagreed with this decision and continued to hold Veterans Day activities on November 11. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed Public Law 94-97 , which stated that Veterans Day would again be observed on November 11 from 1978 onwards. Veterans Day is still observed on November 11.

...and know woo know the rest of the story....

a-roos & wooos,
jack n' tori


11/09/2009

Monday Movie: Tori Tarries with a Toy

Ha-roos to yous!

It's Monday Movie time - got your pupcorn ready?

video

a-roos & woos,
jack n' tori

11/08/2009

Sunny Sunday!

Woos & a-roos to yous!

It's a beawootiful sunny Sunday, so mom, dad, & mom's friend took Tori & me to a whole bunch of really great places today! Lots of new experiences for Tori, I don't think she's efur gone places like this before!

We went to Brenton's Point, where we walked on the rocks.
Lots of rocks, lots of waves, lots of wind...perfect!


I call this one "Jumping Jack's" ha-roo roo roo!
We discovered lots of smelly stuff too!

And we posed on more rocks.

The Beans checked out the monuments. Ha-roo roo, isn't this funny - you know how they always want us to "pose"? Mom & Lee were busy talking and we stood perfectly still - they didn't even know it!

But dad was watching from down the hill. Turns out he had the flashie box with him.


This next monument commemorates the Portugese navigators who discovered and mapped this part of the New World. They were the first to map 3/4 of the earth - which is whay its 3/4 of a globe. The grounds & monument commemorate the Prince Henry School of Navigation: About 1418, Prince Henry started the first school for oceanic navigation along with an astronomical observatory at Sagres, Portugal. In this school, people were trained in nagivation, map-making, and science.
(Thanks for the help on that one, mom, I could never have remembered all that myself)
After we left this park, we went to another place and checked out a lighthouse up close! mom says she'll get those pics ready to post later this week, when things are boring.

Hope your weekend wasn't boring!
a-roos to yous,
jack n' tori

11/06/2009

Friday Fotos: odds n' ends

A-roos to yous,
It's the weekend - and that means that Tori has been here fur a whole week! Here's a few more photos from my trip, her first day here, her first trip to the beach, and a few from today. Hope woo enjoy them!

Some of Tori's bigger roommates on the farm:

What's that?
What's what? Which way? Where?

A-woos! The dog door! Dad's showing Tori the way in & out.

I'll have to remember that one!
Mom likes this pic of us on the beach. Tori didn't want to step where it was wet, but I wanted to go as furry far down shore as I could without being "in" the ocean!

Miss Tori pausing to watch the waves.


Wanna see what's on the other side of the dog door?


We finally let mom have one good shot of us after a dozen pics of us looking the other way, ha-roo roo roo!

Looks like its gonna be a sunny day today. That means a nice long walk!
Can we go soon, mom?

What do woo pups & kitties plan to do this weekend?!

a-roos & woos,
jack n' tori