Saturday, August 30, 2008

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Well, we were supposed to have our Labor Day picnic today but it appears that we have been rained out. I couldn’t believe it – I had to go out and check for myself. After all, they said it was supposed to be sunny today. But then again, what do those weather forecasters know anyway. Even though rain is one of my favorite kinds of weather, it isn’t suitable for grilling. It is however, quite suitable for bobbing for tennis balls in puddles. Especially during hurricanes. I remember being a little kid when Hurricane Floyd hit and flooded the yard. Talk about bobbing! MAN! Was that fun! Who’s Floyd anyway? Do we know?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Perfect Plan

This is Aimee. Need I say more?

... let me just add, that it was the perfect plan. I snuck out of the house like a ninja and headed for the party store to buy some supplies for Orielle's upcoming birthday on September 1st. I found all the decorations I needed. I even managed to sneak back into the house unnoticed. It couldn't have been more perfect. I quickly hid the bag of decorations from snooping eyes and big schnozzes and went to go get a nice cold drink from the kitchen. But when I returned... well, let's just say, it WAS the perfect plan. All I heard in the background was that wise cracker Benny chanting, "Aimee's in trouble. Aimee's in trouble!" That girl's not in trouble. She can't help it. She's just.... um.... enthusiastic. Yeah.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Power Shopper

Orielle spent most of the morning trying to convince me to take her back-to-school shopping for the kids. Against my better judgment, I finally gave in. It’s not that she’s not fun to shop with; it’s just that her perception of time is a little askew, if you know what I mean. Her version of “a little while” amounts to at least three hours, and when she says “a few things,” it really means at least five bags! I know with school right around the corner, Orielle was anxious to get Benny the supplies he needed for his advanced obedience class. She was also excited about getting Aimee’s supplies but not overly excited with Aimee’s teacher who “strongly” suggested she repeat kindergarten… again. What do teachers know anyway! That girl is smart. She just needs… um… guidance. Yeah. So, like I predicted, we came home three hours later, carrying five bags, and totally exhausted. Boy, can that girl shop!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Picnic in the Park

In order to make up for the bubble bath debacle, I invited Orielle to go on a nice picnic in the park, just the two of us, to get out of the house, and away from the kids for a little while. Silly me. My mistake was I thought “nice” meant relaxing and quiet.

It was a beautiful sunny day and we found the perfect spot by the river to lay our blanket. I took out some snacks and drinks and got my camera ready in hopes of getting some good nature shots to add to my portfolio. Just as I got comfy, Orielle was off! First, she went to go say “hi” to a turtle who was dozing and sunning himself on a log by the water. Wow! I never saw a turtle wake up and move so fast! Well, there went my turtle shot. Then, I tried to coax her back for a snack but on her way a dragonfly resting on some reeds caught her eye. He took off, and that girl chased him around that willow tree…must have been four, five times! I kid you not. Made me dizzy! I guess no dragonfly shot either. Orielle finally came back for a drink but within seconds took off like lightning after a flock of geese. “GO BACK TO CANADA!” she barked! I’m not sure if they understood her but they took off heading in the right direction. Looks like no nature shots of any kind.

Did I mention that I thought this was going to be relaxing and quiet??

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I have to say, it's good to be home. I got here a little earlier than expected and oddly found the house quite empty. I searched around -- the kids were outside playing, but where in the world was Orielle? I remembered seeing the bathroom door completely closed on my way in and feared that she might have somehow accidentally locked herself in. I rushed over there, pushed open the door, only to find her taking a bubble bath. Hee, hee, hee. Fortunately (for me), I still had my camera around my neck from my trip. Isn't she cute? Oooh, she is so gonna kill me for this!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Olympic News Wrap-Up!

Well, I'm on my way home. And for those of you who have inquired -- no, I did not make the Olympic Tennis Team... um... for obvious reasons. And, I also didn't make the Olympic Badminton Team either. They got mad when I instinctively kept chasing and retrieving the "birdie." Come on!! I'm a hunting dog for crying out loud!

Therefore, this concludes my coverage of the 2008 Olympics. But stay tuned! You'll be hearing from me soon.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Even More Olympic News!

Well, as you may have guessed by now, I was also thrown off the Olympic Cycling Team. Seems they found "multiple" puncture marks in "multiple" tires. They claim that these puncture marks coincidentally resemble bite marks. And these so called bite marks are remarkably similar to the bite marks in my TireBiter toys that I have in my locker. Again! They are blaming me! It's preposterous!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

More Olympic News!

So, I was also on the Olympic Weight Lifting Team until they blamed me for the accident. Supposedly, someone found some slobbery substance dripping from the barbell. It caused a little "mishap" when it slipped out of the hands of one of the team members and caused a, shall we say, toe injury. How'd they know it was me anyway? Personally, I think it was a setup!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Olympic News!

Yeah, I was on the Olympic Swim Team until they blamed me for the hairball that clogged the pool drain and kicked me off the team!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

My First Blog Post!

Wow! My first day on the Blog and what an extraordinary day it's been! Let's see... well, I had breakfast, Mmmmm, and then Cheerios, Mmmmm. We always have Cheerios in the morning around 7:30. I love to eat. After that, I took out my laptop that I got for my 9th birthday and started my Blog. How awesome is that! Except for maybe the keys are a bit small. But, if you watch real close, you can see my hair magically fly from my body to the screen. It's so wicked!

The most incredible thing happened today... my friend the frog came back. He's been missing for a while now and I thought that maybe Aimee (my cousin's kid) got a hold of him. But no! He's really back! I call him Frankenfrog, Frankie for short, because he has these bolt looking things on the sides of his neck. It's fun to watch him hop and he smells really good!

Later in the day, I took an amazing nap. Benny (my cousin's other kid) complained of my snoring but MAN! what a nap! I closed my eyes pretending I was out in the woods, camping out in a tent, listening to the crickets and before I knew it I was fast asleep!

So, I've mentioned my cousin's kids Benny and Aimee. Well, they are my cousin Orielle's kids. Orielle is really great. If she's not off chewing on a bone or playing with a toy, she's upside down sleeping and snoring herself. She's so good you hardly know she's around. Except of course when she sings her WooWoo song. And boy! can she belt out some tunes! Anyway, Benny is a mama's boy. I try to stay away from that. Don't tell him I said that though! Then there's Aimee. I try to spend a lot of time with her because that girl needs guidance! Some people claim she's a bad girl. I just think she's "special." And very cute! Well, I'm off to have my second favorite meal of the day - Dinner! And a cookie for dessert, Mmmmm. See ya!