Back at my summer home!

Hello everyone!  It’s your favorite dog blogger, back after a long absence!

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Keeping my peeps informed!

Now that my parents have finished blathering on about all kinds of things that I didn’t get to see in Arizona and Utah, I thought it would be time to catch everyone up with the important stuff….me!  Although I enjoyed my time in warm and sunny Arizona, I’m happy to be back in Wyoming.  They have grass, and lot’s of it.  Arizona has a little too much sand for my liking.  And they have these tiny, nasty little plants with prickers that kept getting stuck in my paws.

We arrived back at Luton’s Teton Cabins in Moran, Wyoming on May 4.  The weather was cold and rainy for most of that month, but has steadily improved.  My parents are here to work, and I’m here to run around, off leash, on 100 acres of grass!  Here I am in action….the cabins that my parents work at are way off in the background (I’m not allowed in them).

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WooHoo!  Back on grass!

And once we round the corner of the property, we get to look at this view every day!

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Wait for me!

Since we didn’t go back to Wisconsin this year, my parents had to find a new doctor for my annual wellness exam.  They found a nice place in Jackson Hole, Spring Creek Animal Hospital.  The doctor was very impressed with my overall health, and said my heart and lungs are very strong!  It’s all that playing and running around that I do.  I haven’t had any problems lately from my back injury.  The doctor wants to have my teeth cleaned, however.  After 12 years, I guess I could use a little cleaning, but my parents are worried about the anesthesia, given my age and petite size.  They haven’t decided what to do.

I did make a new friend here in Wyoming, a tiny bald kitten named Butters.  I’m not sure why he’s bald, and I’m not sure why they call him Butters.  My mom thinks he looks like Yoda from Star Wars.

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Butters

Butters parents (my parents co-workers) were going home for a family event for a few days, so Butters stayed with us for five of the longest days of my life!  When they first brought him over, I was not too happy about sharing my home with him.  Then my mom walked in with his food…yummy!  I tried my best to get at it, but I was shut out.  And, Butters gets canned food twice a day…I only get canned food once a day.  Darn cat.

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yummy cat food!

Apparently Butters was not happy that I was trying to eat his food, as he got revenge on me by sitting in front of my own dog food.

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payback from the cat

No matter what I tried to do over the five days, Butters wanted to join in, whether I liked it or not (mostly not).  If I sat at the door watching outside, Butters joined in.

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I like to relax on my mom’s lap with a blanket in the morning when she is enjoying her coffee.  Yep, Butters joined in.

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I was okay with this at first, but when the bald cat decided he wanted to crawl under the blanket with me, well, you can tell by the look on my face I was not happy!

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Go away Butters!

Even when it was time for my canned food, exactly at 5 pm, Butters wanted to help me out.  I finally had enough of him, and growled, so my parents had to pick him up and keep him away while I was eating.  Nobody messes with my canned food!

When I tried to play with my toys, Butters kept butting in (maybe that’s why he’s called Butters?).  You can tell by the look on my face that I’m not happy.

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don’t mess with my toys!

I don’t understand cats.  What’s wrong with just sitting on the couch to look out the window.  Why do they feel the need to hang on to the window instead?

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And what’s wrong with this picture?  Sheesh!  It’s my house, my bed!

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It was a long five days, but I survived!  Stay tuned, I hope everyone is doing well!

Quote for the Day:  “In ancient times, cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” – Terry Pratchett

 

10 thoughts on “Back at my summer home!

  1. Oh makena, I hope you are back to having your bowl, your bed and your mamas lap all to your self. Looks like a lovely place, we are enjoying the beautiful views, the grass and greenery of Montana as well.

  2. I loved hearing about goings on from Makena! Glad you are feeling fine, hope the dental can be worked out (my dogs had dentals at the same age, with pre-procedure blood work to assure liver, etc, would handle it okay) And I think you are right about Butters, but you were pretty nice to him just the same. I wish we were coming up to Luton’s again this summer – maybe next year.

    • Thanks Louise – my parents are still pondering the dental work, but it’s good to know it worked out well for your dogs. I did try to tolerate Butters, but when you start eating my food, I have to draw the line! Take care – Makena

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  3. I absolutely love Makena’s blogs! I just lost my 17 year old whippet a couple of weeks ago and this blog brought a much needed smile.
    Thank you so much and please keep them coming. You do a great job with them.

    • Lupe – we are sorry to hear about the passing of your dog. Butters gave Makena some good material to work with. She hopes to blog more often! Take care

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  4. Awwwwe, too cute !! Hey, lil’ buddy, too bad you didn’t like your company, as your little guest looked like he/she wanted to be friends. But, I guess ,you being an only child, You were not used to a strange alien-like being hangin’ out in your home. Well, nice post anyway, and enjoy your freedom. Maybe , after you think about it, you’ll reconsider another visit with Butters ? Say “hi” to mom and dad, ok ? Love ya’ll ! C U L8er G8or ……? ________________________________

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