Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Year, New News

Mom's not much of a blogger any more so we've got months and months of updates here.  Let me start by saying, January 17th is the one year anniversary of our loss of Ziggy.  2010 was filled with many ups and downs and though our hearts have mended some, we still miss Ziggy so, so much. 
Over the summer, you may have remembered, we adopted a golden boy named Sonny.  Sonny was only with us for about 6 weeks when we had to send him back.  It was heartbreaking but he had something called small dawg aggression.  The humans were very afraid for my safety, even though I loved Sonny.  The good news is the family that fostered Sonny for 6 months before he came to us adopted him permanently.  They said it was like he went on a little vacation then came back home.  That made us all feel a little bit better and we wish Sonny all the best!
The humans thought for quite awhile that they'd NOT bring another dawg into our home.  They said I'm enough - YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!  Being the King of the Castle, I was ok with that.  Then one day in November Mom and Leah got a bug up their butts about getting a puppy.  Dad was even on board.  They had done all kinds of research for months and months after Ziggy left us and had decided that a Bernese Mountain Dawg most exemplefied the qualities Ziggy had.  Bernese are good with small humans, love their people, are calm and steady and eager to please.  In other words, brown nosers.  Chihuahuas don't stoop to that level...  So once they decided that a PUPPY would be the best route to take, the search began.  I wish I could say it took a long time but it didn't.  Right away they found a litter of puppies in Pennsylvania that were ready to go to their new homes and in a BLINK, I had a new brother. 
Leah went to PA just before Thanksgiving and picked up Marley.  We had Ziggy and now we have Marley - poetic?  Marley was 18 pounds at 8 weeks old.  He's now almost 4 months and over 40 pounds, on his way to around 100 or so. He's house trained (which the humans like to rub in my nose because I still have the occassional "accident").  He knows tricks - sit, shake, lie down, roll over, speak.  Big deal I say!  I know how to sit too!  The really fun thing, I have to admit, is seeing how much he does remind us all of Ziggy.  He's even kind of nice to snuggle up with for a nap.
In other news, Natty IS STILL WITH US!  The V-E-T is shocked every month we call up to renew his high blood pressure medication.  No one thought he'd make it until the end of October but here we are in January and he's not giving up.
He's become a bit of a spoiled brat too!  Mom won't let any one yell at him and gives him treats constantly so now he's almost impossible to live with.  Poor Libby gets the brunt of it!  We all think Natty thinks he's a dog.  He runs around the house with Marley and even eats his food some times!
Libby and Tommy, our senior citizens, are hanging in there.  Libby sleeps in the corner of the living room most of the time and doesn't go out much any more.  Tommy still flits in and out and likes to give the stray cats a hard time.  So we've gone through some sad times but made it through and 2011 is looking up.  Thanks for stopping by - I hope all you dawgs and cats have a great New Year!

17 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

Good to see you back! We hope 1011 is a better year foe all!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, that's a lot of news!!! We are glad to see you back. How exciting that you have a new puppy - and a breed that the Momster loves. We send you wishes for lots of fun times with Marley. Nice to hear that Natty is doing so well too. We look forward to hearing more from all of you.

Happy New Year!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

Happy New Year, Pedro!
I wish you the best to you and all your family!
I can't believe it has been a year!!
I know you all miss Ziggy a lot!
Glad to know Sonny is doing very good with his no-longer-foster family!
Pawesome news about Marley!
Sure you all get along pretty well!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom has LES going on here!

Pawesome news fur all!

I know how inkhredibly khool Berners are thanks to my pal Baloo akhross the street!

One of Mom's transport pals has a Berner and is smitten too -

That was great news about Sonny - VERY GREAT NEWS!

Hugs&Khysses,
Khyra

Fred said...

Wow--lots of news!!! Welcome Marley, and happy 2011!

Suka said...

hey Pedro,

Furry happy to see you back! A huge congratulations on your new brofur (fur-bro?) Marley! He is very adorable and looks like a LOT of fun! I am glad he will work out for you! I am sure you will be the "big" brother and let him know the rules of your house! I am happy to read that Natty is doing so well. What a strong kitty! And it is furry great news that Sonny is in a forever home with love!

I am sorry about the sadness of missing Ziggy. My human and I know how you feel, missing a loving furbaby. It is sweet that you still remember and honor Ziggy. Such a beautiful dog!

Have fun with Marley! Can't wait to read of all your adventures together!

Suka

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Ludo van Doggy said...

Wow! Loads of news. So good to see you back and to hear all the updates. Congrats on your new brother!
~lickies, Ludo

Jemma the Chihuahua said...

Pedro, a lot of things going on over there all at once! Congrats on your new brother, Marley. He is handsome!! We're happy to hear that Natty is around and being spoiled.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Hi Pedro, we are glad to see Natty is still getting his own way and Marley is such a sweetheart, ahhh,
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Dino and Family said...

Big hello to you Pedro!!! Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card!!! It made me smile!

Thanks for your many updates. I am glad to hear that Natty is doing well, am sending some strong healthy vibes over from Hong Kong.

I am so sorry about Ziggy, I am happy that you are there to help your mom heal. Big hugs to Mommy!

Marley is a cutie!!! We need more puppy pics before he turns into a giant!

Take good care, Buddy! And may 2011 bring you and your family good health and happiness all year round.

Love, Dino

Anna the GSD said...

Wow, you have been busy! Can't wait to see how much you teach Marley...the ways of the Chihuaua!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Hola Pedro!! Thanks for catching us up on your year. We've all been a bit scattered in 2010 too. Marley is a cutie and from what we know about Bernese Mtn Dogs,he'll make you an excellent brother. Afterall,he can act as your body guard besides keeping you warm. Tell the cats "MeowBowWow" from us. (They'll know what it means.) Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD and Hootie

Sweepy said...

Woof Pedro!
I'm glad you're OK!
Jan15 was my late brother Bogart's bday (and Popsy Sumo too) and although I miss him, I am quite fine now that I can play with my Popsy who turned 11!

Marley is a handsome companion and I'm glad your cats are doing OK. Hold on and I'm still voting for you! ;-)

Bobby said...

MARLEY LOOKS GORGEOUS, WE ARE SO GLAD IT IS ALL GOING WELL.
MARLEY WILL BE GREAT TO SNUGGLE UP TO.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so happy to hear from you again Pedro.. Keep coming back...
Looks like your family is growing quickly...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

retriever said...

Hello from Belgium, Louisette with two golden retriever, and one blue catScratchy

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