Tuesday, April 22, 2008

More from Miss Nova

Hi my new friends. Last night was the first night in my new home. It was very, very quiet, except for the sirens (brush fires in the neighboring town--Mom). I slept in my crate downstairs, and slept all night. I was so tired after all the excitement yesterday. This morning Mom got up before the sun and took me out of my crate for a walk. We walked around the yard, and she gave me a drink. Then Orion was up so we went for another walk with Orion. I was very nervous, but I find Orion's presence very calming, and when he's around I know I have nothing to be nervous about. Mom took us in, and then Dad took me out, where I went potty, then we came in and I was served a delicious breakfast. Now I am napping with Orion.
As for me, I am four years old and all black. I came from a very nice home where I was very much loved, but I just was not happy. I had been a show dog, but I did not like it. I was also a Mom, but didn't like that job either. What I really wanted was to be someone's pet. My loving family knew this, so they set out to find me a home where I would be an inside dog, preferably with another newf. See how wise they were? I'm still uncertain about all this, I don't know what is expected of me, but I do know that Orion is very spoiled and gets lots of treats, toys, and pats, so I think I will like to live like he does.

A Note from Nova

Hi, my name is Nova and I am a Newfoundland Dog. Yesterday I had a grooming and some special attention. I did not know why, but I was soon to find out.
Today some people came to my house. We hung around outside with my owners who discussed food and shots and such stuff I am not interested in. The new people pet me, and a small human gave me a lot of petting while I sat in the shade. They also had another dog, but I didn't pay it much mind. I was stunned and thoroughly confused when they opened up their car and put me inside. I love going for rides! This car smelled different, no familiar smells, so this was strange. We drove for a long time, then stopped for a walk. When I stepped out, I was not home, but in a very strange place called a "Rest Area". I heard the humans discussing this, that's how I knew. I looked for my family, my pack, the other dogs, but no smells were at all familiar. I was scared! The Man gave me some water, but I just wanted to get back into the crate. The Woman took me for a walk but I just wanted to get back into the crate. So they put me back in and we drove for a long while.
The next time they stopped, we were at a park. The whole human pack, plus the other dog, got out for a walk, but I did not want to. They coaxed me out, put a collar and leash on me, and we started walking along a brook. The Woman decided to take the leash off so I could walk with everyone else, which I did for a while. Then I got scared, and I panicked! I just wanted to be at home with what I know, so I turned and ran. That was when I learned The Woman can run faster than I can. She caught up with me and snapped th leash back on me. I turned around and saw the rest of the humans waiting. We walked together down to a brook, and they let me wade in where I took a drink. I got to get my feet wet, but the Woman did not let go of the leash. We walked and walked and walked, and I walked very well, right by the side of the Woman. I like her, since she came back for me.
We all got back into the car and drove for about two minutes when the Man said, "We are home. This is your new home, Nova." I was terribly scared! Where was my pack? Where were my owners? What is going on here?!
The humans took me in the house. Now that was strange, I am not a house dog, but a show dog who hated the show ring. I liked being in the house. The Man gave me some water, which I drank. The Woman took me and the other dog for a walk around the yard, where I finally peed. Do you know what the Woman did when I peed? She said, "Go pee. Go pee. Go pee." Then she gave me a cookie for going pee! Can you imagine? I got lots of praise and pats. I walked on-leash around the yard, then we went back in the house. In-the-house! Next the humans were preparing dinner. Boy was I hungry! I heard the kibble go into the dish, and I came right up to the Woman who was preparing it. She gave the other dog his first, then gave me mine after he started eating his. You won't believe what I had in my kibble: meatballs! I had kibble with meatballs! Yum!
Next we went outside into the fenced in area. The Woman said, "Go poop," so I sat down. I had no idea what she was talking about but I figured I'd wait until she showed me. I guess she wasn't going to show me, as she took my leash and led me to the front porch where the Man, the kid, and the other dog were sitting. The woman spoke to me, "I am Mom." She pointed to the Man and said, "This is Dad." She pointed to the other dog and said, "And this is now your brother, Orion Count Drulzelot......"

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I can't understand it....

Whenever I take a few days (okay, weeks) off from posting, when I revisit my blog a bunch of my links are missing. I can't tell you how many times I have edited my links only to have a huge chunck of them dis-right-appear from my page.
So for those of you who do not see a link to your blog/business and would like one, please let me know and I will add you. Somewhere I will just have to keep a list of them on my computer, because I never can figure out which ones are missing. Just that I had about 20 and I come back and there are five.............