January 4, 2011

White Dog sat next to Quinn who sat next to Nuka. They were watching me do something I had not done in weeks and they were glad for the return of the tradition. Michael goes back to school tomorrow and I was making his brown bag lunch.

The White Ones love "helping" with this domestic task because they know that they will each get a nibble of turkey as we assemble the sandwich. When we bag up Veggie Straws, TOWD likes a spinach straw sample; WD the tomato; AWD isn't choosy at all. When she joins us, Puff, our traditional girl, prefers the potato ones. Although they did not want a segment, each had to sniff the tangerine before I peeled it.

As I started to put the lunch into the carry bag along with Michael's drink, I got strange looks from my fluffy "staff." What? I questioned with a shrug. "No cookie?" Quinn asked as White Dog pranced over to the remaining container of New Year's biscochitos (our state anise spiced sugar cookie) and looked pointedly. I sighed and put one cookie into a baggie...and was met with 6 eyes looking in dismay. "Oh jeez," I said as I took out another and broke into quarters. Each pup got a piece and then looked at the piece still in my hand...I walked over and slid the bite into Steve's mouth. I put the finished lunch in the refrigerator and before closing the door allowed WD, TOWD, and AWD to poke their noses in to make sure that it was readily accessible and safe from marauding wild dogs who might sneak in during the night.

Puff slept through the entire operation; she had received her last Heartworm treatment today and was totally wiped out. She did come out for dinner but went right back to sleep after. This, according to Dr. Julia, is to be expected, the medicine over the past two days has been pretty strong. Now, in her case, we wait and trust medicine...willpower...magic...and the Power of Love.


Teddy Bear said...

We still have our paws crossed for Nuka. It's a good sign that she's eating, yes?:) Oooh, tangerines and cookies. Yum. Daddy gets 2 cookies in his lunch every day. He says 1 cookies is just not enough.:)

Teddy Bear

Pepsi Bum said...

I'm still keeping my paws crossed for sweet Puff. I can peekture the worms getting killed already. Hehe.

Do you need an extra staff, I don't mind working overtime!


Brian said...

Go Puff Go! We just know you can whip those nasty things sweet Puff and we've got our purrs on for you!

Ginger Jasper said...

Puff sweet woofie friend I just know you can get through this and then will be able to enjoy the new life you are going to enjoy so much. I can just picture the scene of you all helping mum make the packed lunch. I like to sit and help and of course sample some of what mum puts in. We got a gorgeous card from you in the post today. How lovely to get a picture of you all and see the delightful scene. Thank you. Hugs GJ xx

Painter Pack said...

Sweet Puff is sleeping, while the others scavenge for turkey and cookies. Woofs! I'm keeping my eyes on them white dogs!!! Roooos!

Mya Boo Boo

Mack said...

Cookies! That's the best word there is!And I LUV to keep close to mom while she's in the kitchen.
And we just know sweet Puff is gonna feel so much better after her treatments!!

GRAÇA said...

The snow is very cold here and falls short in Portugal only snows in the Serra da Estrela and as my grandmother lives there I caught a little bit, was the first time, because mamy went to the United States is that there is lots of snow!
Thankfully the operation choree well now is to have faith and give time to recover well!
Many Ronrons girlfriend and I continue to ask the Holy S. Francis of Assisi for everything goes well

Remington said...

Cookies are the BEST! Puff will remain in our thoughts and prayers....

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Let's make 2011 The Year of The Khookie!!!

Paws khrossed fur Puff's rekhovery!


Sagira said...

Good thing you have them watching over to make sure each task is done properly. haha. :)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Guess Michael needs to be a perpetual student to keep the Army happy:)

Love those veggie sticks - yummers.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Kari in WeHo said...

sending good vibes to Puff. Tangerines are one of the few things my pups dont eat with abandon