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The Air Chair foil after dad polished it.                               Our new toy (wake surf board)

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton
DATE:  07/01/2014 - 07/03/2014    DISTANCE:  5 miles

Tuesday July 1, 2014

Today I woke mom up at 2:00 in morning. She let me out of my kennel and said hi to me. Then she asked me if I had to go out I didn't so she went to the couch to go back to sleep. I laid on the floor and tired to go back to sleep. When I couldn't I went to my bed and tried again. I was successful going to sleep because the next time I woke up was 6:30. When I woke up mom was sleeping on the couch. She woke a few minutes later and said hi to me. Then she fed me my breakfast and gave me my monthly pill for heartworm. When I finished eating she told me that she was going to go to bed for a little while. So she went to her bedroom and crawled into bed and I laid on the floor by the door of the bedroom because I knew dad would me up pretty soon. A few minutes later dad crawled out of bed and got dressed. When he finished getting dressed we said hi to each other. Then he surfed the Internet while he waited for mom to get up and I went back to sleep. Mom got up an hour later and got dressed. Then she said good morning to dad and me. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. Today they both had toast and dad had a glass of chocolate almond milk and mom had a glass of milk. I must of been tired because I didn't even bum mom. After everyone was fed we relaxed for a little while and then we went to town. Today I went a long with mom and dad to town. The first stop we did was at The Home Depot because dad needed to pick up a couple sprinkler heads. The other day dad checked out the sprinkler system for our yard and found out a couple of them weren't working. He called Jim and told him about it. Jim told him that he would be by but never came by so dad decided he would try to fix them himself. The next stop was Harbor Freight because he wanted to look for a buffing pad for his buffer. He found a couple pads but they were too small so he didn't buy any but he did buy some buffing bonnets. The next stop was Lowe's. Dad had placed an order online for a shower door sell and it was waiting at the delivery counter at Lowe's. As we were leaving Lowe's dad asked mom if she wanted to go to Temple Feed Store to pick up some food for me. I'm getting low on food and dad's thinking about changing my food because he thinks I'm slowing down too much. When they got the feed store they didn't have any California Natural Chicken and Rice in stock but it was in stock in Belton. While at Temple Feed mom and dad looked at the dog food they had in stock. They found a couple other brands that would work for me but dad wanted to do some research on them before buying anything new for me to eat. The two brands were Taste of the Wild and Whole Earth Farms. When we got home dad did some research on the food and found out both of the brands had great reviews on them. So dad decided he would try Taste of the Wild. We didn't go back to town we decided just to hung out at the house. When it was time for lunch mom made soup for dad and herself and she gave me a little snack. The wind was down so mom and dad decided to go to the lake. Mom was going to leave me in the house but I decided I wanted to go outside because they were only going to be gone for a couple of hours. So mom put my water bowl out on the porch and she gave me a little snack. Mom and dad were gone for a couple of hours and they had a get time. Yesterday dad polished the Air Chair foil and it came out great but they didn't Air Chair today. A couple days ago we bought a surf board so today they played with it. It took dad a few time before he got up on it. Dad had a super time wake surfing. Mom got up on the board a couple of times and she surfed for awhile. She had fun playing with the wakes on the board. While they were at the lake they water skied and floated in the lake. When they wer pulling the boat out a few kayakers. In fact there wasn't a lot of people on the lake. I was very excited when they finally came home to me. While dad was backing the boat in the garage a lady honked at him because she was afraid that dad was going to run over me. Mom told her it was ok I always walk behind the boat and when the boat starts going in the garage I get out of the way. When mom got out of the truck dad took off my safe collar and then he put me in the truck. I missed a couple of times when I tried to get in the truck so dad had to help me in. After putting the boat away and saying hi we went inside the house. Mom and dad got changed and I laid on the tile floor to cool off. During the afternoon mom did a workout. She did a 30 minutes workout on the Roku. She did a 30 minute workout on her WII Fit and Gold Gym. Mom's WII controller was having trouble reading mom's Gold Gym Boxing disc. So dad cleaned it and it worked perfect. Thanks dad. While mom was working out dad surfed the Internet and I slept and sunned a little. When mom finished her workout she relaxed for a little while. Then she barbecued some pork for dad and her dinner. Mom and dad had pork sandwiches and beans for their dinner. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom took me outside and then she did the dishes. Afterwards she sat down with dad and watched a movie, a couple episodes of Eureka and an episode of Copper. Saturday when mom and dad went to Eddy for a square dance Marty had given mom and dad a few movies to watch. So today mom and dad decided to watch one, which was RED. The movie was an action comedy, starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren. Mom and dad enjoyed the movie. After the movie mom and dad had dessert. Dad had an ice cream sandwich and mom had a mixed berry fruit bar. Mom shared her fruit bar with me. After watching Copper and Eureka we called it a night. We had a wonderful day and now it's time for me to say good night.

Wednesday July 2, 2014

Today I let mom sleep through the night. Dad woke up at 6:30and got dressed. After he got dressed he let me out of my kennel and we said good morning to each other. When we finished saying hi dad fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating I asked dad to let me out so I could do my morning routine. After I finished dad let back inside. I laid on the floor next to dad and their bedroom and waited for mom to get up. Mom finally got up at 7:15 and got dressed. While she was getting dressed dad made the bed. When mom finished getting dressed she came out of the bedroom and said good morning to dad and me. Then she made breakfast for dad and herself. This morning dad had his normal breakfast which was toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk. Mom had cinnamon and spice oatmeal and a glass of milk. After breakfast mom played a few computer games. Mom had a hard time keeping her eyes open so she went back to bed for another hour and a half. While mom was sleeping dad worked on a couple small projects. One project was replacing a couple sprinklers heads. Another project was drawing a picture of where the sprinklers were located in the yard. While mom was sleeping and dad was doing his projects I slept. Mom woke up about 10:00 and we just relaxed around the house. At lunchtime mom made Tasty Beef and Vegetable Soup for dad and her lunch. A long with the soup they had tostadas shells and bread. Mom gave me a little snack for my lunch. After lunch mom vacuumed the house. When she finished dad and her got ready to go to the lake. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said good-bye. They were at the lake for a couple of hours. Yesterday when they got to Rogers Park there were one other vehicle in the parking lot but today there were three vehicles. While at the lake they water skied, air chaired and wake surfed. The lake was gorgeous and the water was flat. The only time the lake was flat was when boats came by and created wakes. They had a super time. When they got home and I was waiting on the porch for them. When dad started to back the boat in the garage I got off the porch to say hi to them. When dad got out of the truck to let mom out so she could help direct him the rest of the way in with the boat. While mom was getting out of the truck dad put me in the truck so I could go for a little ride. After dad putting the boat in the garage and mom finished hanging things out to dry we went inside. Once in side I laid on the floor to cool off and mom and dad changed clothes. After relaxing for awhile mom decided to workout for an hour. Mom worked a half hour on her WII Fit and a half hour of the Gold Gym Boxing. When she finished her workout it was time to make dinner. Mom was planning to barbecue Italian sausage patties but dad wanted a salad. So mom gave into dad and made salad for dad and herself. She fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom did dishes and then she took me for a half hour walk around the neighborhood and dad called Aunt Louise. By the time mom and I got home from our walk I was hot and tired and dad was still talking with Aunt Louise. So I laid on the ceramic tile to cool off and mom sat down to cool off. When dad got off the phone we watched television for the rest of the night. We watched another movie that Marty loaned us. This movie was RED2. After watching the movie we watched two episodes of Eureka. While watching television we had dessert which was the same as last night. Mom shared some of her fruit bar with me. After watching Eureka we called it a night. We had a very relaxing day and now it's time for me to say good night. Have Fun!!!!




Flo's New Food Whole Earth Farms

   

Food Whole Earth Farms Chicken and Fish          4health Chicken and Rice
Thursday July 3, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:40 and got dressed. When he finished he let me out of my kennel and we said hi to each other. Afterwards he fed me my breakfast and then he surfed the Internet. When I finished my breakfast dad let me out so I could do my routine. When I finished I came inside and waited for mom to get up. Mom crawled out of bed at 7:15 and got dressed. Then she said good morning to dad and me. When we finished saying good morning mom made breakfast. Dad had toast and a glass of almond milk. Mom had apple and cinnamon oatmeal and a glass of milk. When everyone was fed mom did the dishes and she made a grocery list. Afterwards we all went to town. Mom put a cooler together while dad put me in the truck. We were driving to town when mom said she forgot her grocery list. But we didn't turn around and go back for it. Mom said she could probably remember what she didn't. Before we stopped at HEB we went to Belton Feed. I'm getting low on food and dad wanted to put me on something new. He's hoping by changing food I would get more energy and my shedding would slow down. The new food we trying is Whole Earth Farms Chicken and Fish. My new food is darker than my old food. Mom and dad aren't going to start me on my new food until I'm almost done with my old food. After buying my new food we went to HEB. Mom and dad shopped for about an hour. Mom did very well on buying what she needed. She didn't buy three items on her list because they decided not to buy the items after all. While at HEB they bought more propane for our outdoor grill. Mom stayed with the grocery cart while dad went and got the truck. By the time dad got to me I was starting to get hot. The truck was hot and I was panting. After mom and dad loaded up the truck with the grocery and propane he told mom that they should start leaving me at home because it's too hot for me. Mom agreed with him. When we got home mom and dad put the grocery away and then they relaxed for about an hour. Then mom made lunch which was Tasty Black Bean and Jalapeno soup for dad and her lunch. I was so hot I laid under the desk to cool off and didn't even bum mom for a snack. After everyone ate their lunch mom did the dishes and then mom and dad got ready to go to the lake. It was overcast but it didn't look threating. After getting the boat ready to go mom put my water bowl outside. It wasn't too hot so dad told mom I would be ok. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack. When they got to the lake there were a few people fishing on the bank and a few boats enjoying the lake. The water was too rough for skiing so dad put the Air Chair together. He was getting ready to throw it in the lake when it started to thunder so they disassembled the Air Chair. Afterwards they got in the lake and floated. They floated for about 10 minutes and then they decided to come back to see. As they were pulling the boat out of the lake it started to sprinkle so they decided to wait until they got home to wipe the boat down. By the time they got home the rain was coming down pretty stead. I was keeping dry by staying on the porch. But when I saw dad backing the boat in the garage I got off the porch and went to the truck to say hi to dad and mom. When mom got out of the truck she took my safe collar off and dad put me in the truck so I could go for a little ride. Once mom and dad got the boat in the garage and the truck in the garage they wiped both the boat and truck down. Mom did the boat and dad did the truck. While they were do this I laid on the garage floor and kept them company. When we finished wiping the boat and truck down we went inside. Once inside mom and dad changed clothes. When they finished changing clothes we relaxed for and few minutes. Then mom did a workout. She did an hour Anti-Aging workout on the Roku, a half hour Gold's Gym Boxing workout and a half hour WII Fit workout. While mom was working out I slept and dad played with the shower door seal. When mom finished her workout it was time for her to make dinner. Today she barbecued the Italian sausage patties for sandwiches. While mom barbecued I went outside to keep her company. Mom finished barbecuing just in time because it started to rain again. After dinner mom took me outside so I could do my routine and then we came back inside. During the night we watched another movie Marty loaned us which was Salt. Salt starred Angelina Jolie as a CIA agent. It was an action movie and very good. After watching Salt we watched an episode of Copper and two episodes of Eureka. While watching television we had dessert which was an ice cream sandwich for dad and a mixed berry bar for mom. After watching television for a few hours we called it a night. I guess I don't have anything else to say so I'll say good night. Have Fun!!!!




click on photo for more pictures of Fourth of July

   

C.H.I.P.S. Float                                                          Schlotzsky's Float

   

Fat Charlie's Float                                               Youth Softball Float

   

     Mom lighting our fireworks                                           One of George's Fireworks

   

Mom's new Uncle Sam's hat                                                     Mom's snow ski hat

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Downtown Belton Fourth of July Parade
DATE:  07/04/2014    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Friday July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July!!!! Today I woke mom up at 2:00 because I needed to go out. At first mom thought I just wanted out of my kennel but after I pestered her for awhile she figured it out. Mom let me out in the backyard and I took care of business. When I finished mom let me back inside. Mom didn't put me in my kennel instead she let me go to my bed and she laid on the couch. Mom was only going to sleep on the couch for an hour but she ended up sleeping on the couch until 6:30. When mom woke up at 6:30 I was awake so she fed me my breakfast. While I was eating my breakfast mom went back to bed. When I finished eating I went back to my bed and waited for dad to get up. Dad crawled out of bed at 6:45 and got dressed. When he finished he came out of the bedroom and said hi to me. Afterwards he went to the computer and surfed the Internet. I laid on the floor next to him and waited for mom. Mom woke up at 7:30 and got dressed. While she was getting dressed dad made the bed for her. After she was dressed she came out of the bedroom and said hi to dad and me. Dad looked up from the compute and noticed mom was dressed in a red, white and blue blouse and blue jeans. Mom told him that she was dressed for the Fourth of July. After saying hi to us mom made breakfast. Today mom and dad tried a new oatmeal out. It was maple and brown sugar with bacon bits. Along with the oatmeal dad had a glass of chocolate almond milk and mom had milk. They both decided that they would preferred to just have maple and brown sugar oatmeal. But it was nice to have a change. After breakfast we relaxed for a hour and then dad got ready to go to the Fourth of July parade. While dad was getting ready mom put a cooler together and put my water bowl on the front porch. Mom and dad looked cute all dressed up. Dad wore a red, white and blue shirt with red pants and mom's snow ski hat. Last Saturday when dad had gotten a lot of compliments on the ski hat he decided to order another one. The company that made the hat no longer makes a ski hat but they still made an Uncle Sam hat. Today mom wore the new Uncle Sam's hat with her outfit. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would be back later. The parade started at 10:00 and it had over 250 entrys. Mom and dad got there early so they were able to sit on the bleachers in the shade. They were at the parade for a couple of hours. They left before the last float came by because they were starting to get hot. They had a super time at the parade. They saw a lot of wonderful floats representing Morgan Point Resort, Belton, Killeen, Fort Hood and Copperas Cove. When they got back to me I was laying on the porch waiting for them. When dad let mom out of the car I got off the porch and went over to them to say hi. After saying hi we went inside to cool off. While I was cooling down mom made lunch for dad and herself. Today they had Chicken and Dumplings soup. Mom gave me a little snack. After lunch we hung around the house because mom and dad figured the lake would be too busy to go boating. Mom worked out for an hour and a half. She did a half hour Boot Camp workout on the Roku and a 45 minute workout on her WII Fit. She was going to do a half hour with Gold's Gym but her disc has been giving her problems. Today it was acting up so dad ordered another Gold's Gym Cardio Workout off of Amazon. While he was ordering a new disc he asked mom if she would like another workout program. She said sure and they agreed on a dance workout program. Before he ordered it he read the reviews on it and they were very high. Mom was finished with her workout at 3:30 so she relaxed. At 4:00 mom barbecued a rack of pork ribs for dad and her dinner. Along with the ribs they had corn on the cob. For my dinner mom fed me my food. After everyone was fed mom gave me one of the bones. Thanks mom. You're the greatest. After giving me a bone mom did the dishes and dad watched the news. When mom finished doing the dishes we watched another movie Marty loaned us. It was Knight and Day. It starred Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The movie was an action comedy. We enjoyed watching the movie. After the movie was over we went outside and shot off some fireworks in our backyard. We didn't shot off too many because there's too many trees. Earlier in the afternoon when mom was wiping my feet off George came by and told her that he was going to shot off a lot of fireworks off his back porch. So after mom finished shotting off our fireworks mom and dad decided to go to the boat ramp to so they could see George's fireworks. They left me at home when they went to the ramp. This time they left me in the house. When they got to the ramp the parking lot was almost full but they did find a parking spot. George and his neighbor shot off a lot of fireworks. Mom and dad saw a lot of manifest fireworks. When they returned to me they had been gone for an hour. I was under the desk sleeping when they got home. When I saw that they were home I crawled out from under the desk to say hi. After saying hi we relaxed the rest of the night. Mom and dad had dessert. Dad had an ice cream sandwich and mom had a mixed berry bar. Mom shared her bar with me. We had a very relaxing day. I don't have anything else to say so I'll say good night.

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton
DATE:  07/05/2014    DISTANCE:  5 miles

Saturday July 5, 2014

Last night I let mom sleep through the night. Dad woke up at 6:40 and got dressed. Afterwards he let me out of my kennel and we said our morning hellos. When we finished saying hello dad fed me m breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let me outside so I could do my morning routine. Once I was inside I went straight to my bed to go back to sleep. Mom crawled out of bed at 7:30 and got dressed. When she finished getting dressed she made the bed and then she said hi to dad and me. Mom asked me why I was on my bed and not laying on the floor next to dad. I looked at her like she was crazy. I just wanted to go back to sleep. After she said hi to dad and me she made breakfast. Dad had toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk. Mom had maple and brown sugar oatmeal with bacon bits and a glass of milk. Mom wasn't that impressed by the new oatmeal but she had six more packs of it so she ate one today. After everyone was fed mom did dishes and then dad and mom got ready to go the lake. Once they were ready mom put my water bowl out on the front porch. Then she helped dad connect the boat to the truck. When they finished doing this mom gave me a snack and said good-bye. When I finished my snack I watched them drive away. Mom and dad went back to Rogers Park to launch the boat. While at the lake they air chaired, wake surfed and floated in the boat. Belton Lake was busier then Thursday because it being the Fourth of July weekend. Mom and dad didn't do their water sports at their normal spot instead they went around the bend to where they boated last year. When they got around the bend there were a couple boats already there so they shared the nice water with them. One boat was pulling two people on wake boards and one person on a knee board at the same time. All three of them did great. Another boat was the boat mom and dad shared the water with last year. The people in it were flying a Sky Ski and water skiing. Mom and dad played on the lake for about an hour and decided to go home. Dad rode the Air Chair back to Rogers Park area. As they were going back mom counted how many boats were in the bend. She counted seven boats plus our boat. When they got back to Rogers Park area dad signaled to go down. He didn't want to get down earlier because the water was rough and he wanted mom to have better water to Air Chair. When mom finished air chairing they floated for a little while. Mom and dad had a super day at Belton Lake. They saw people enjoying the lake just like they did. People were water skiing, wake boarding, Sky Skiing and just boating. When they got back to me I was waiting for them on the porch. When I saw dad backing the boat in the garage I went to say hi to him. Dad got out of the truck and let mom out so she could help direct him in the garage. When mom got out of the truck dad put me in the truck so I got go for a little ride. Once we put the boat away and hung things to dry we went inside. Once in the house I laid on the ceramic floor and cooled off while mom and dad changed clothes. When they finished changing mom made lunch. She made Tasty Minestrone soup for dad and her lunch. Mom gave me a little snack. Before mom and dad went to the lake dad ordered a phone at Walmart. Dad ordered the phone because when we go on our two month camping trip we will now be able to download maps. After lunch dad checked his e-mail and found out that the phone was ready so mom and dad went to town to pick it up. This time I was left in the house while they went to town because it was too hot for me to go with them. As they were leaving mom gave me a little snack. They weren't gone long at all because Walmart was the only place they stopped at. When they got home mom came in the house and called my name I was sound asleep so I didn't hear her. I was on my back sleeping and mom checked me out to make sure I was still alive. I was breathing so she wasn't worry. As she was checking me out I woke up. I jumped because I didn't hear mom come in. We said our hellos and then mom baked some cupcakes to take with to class tomorrow. After the cupcakes were made mom did a workout on her WII Fit. While she was working out dad surfed the Internet and I slept and went outside in the backyard. Lately I decided to do more exploring in the backyard than I use to. Dad thinks I'm a little slow because it took me over three months to figure out how far I could go. When mom finished her workout she relaxed for a hour and then she made dinner. While relaxing mom and dad watched TWIT on the Roku. For dinner mom and dad had corn on the cob and some pork ribs. I had my food and a couple of rib bones. After everyone was finished eating we decided to just relax for the rest of the night. Mom and dad watched the last movie Marty loaned us, which was The Long Kiss Goodnight starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson. After the movie was over mom and dad watched an episode of Copper and an episode of Eureka. After watching television and relaxing we called it a night. We had a great day and now it's time to say good night. Have Fun!!!!

LOCATION:  Waco, Texas    SITE:  Dale's and Pam's House
DATE:  07/06/2014    DISTANCE:  70 miles

Sunday July 6, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:40 and crawled out of bed. Dad got dressed and then he let me out of my kennel. Dad and I said hi to each other then dad fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let me out so I could do my morning routine. After I finished dad let me back inside and I laid on the floor by the master bedroom to wait for mom to get up. Mom crawled out of bed at 7:20 and got dressed. While she was getting dressed dad made the bed for her. When mom finished getting dressed she came out of the bedroom and said good morning to dad and me. While we were saying hi mom noticed that it was foggy outside. After saying good morning to us mom made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and a glass of almond milk. Mom had maple and brown sugar oatmeal with bacon bits and a glass of milk. After everyone was fed mom played a few computer games and dad surfed the Internet. After about an hour mom got bored and the fog was gone so she decided to take me for a walk around the neighborhood. While mom and I went on a walk dad read the paper. At the beginning of our walk it was a little cool because there was a breeze. But by the time we got home I was hot and tired. During our walk one of George's dog came out to say hi and we met George's neighbor's dog. He was on a leash and barking so mom said hi to him and I whined for him. We didn't go in his yard to say because I didn't want to disturb him any more than we had already done. Everytime we go on a walk and we get to George's house I'm already tired. So the rest of the walk is very slow but I always make it home. As soon as mom let me in the house I went right to the ceramic tile to cool off and rest. We relaxed for about an hour and then mom made lunch. Today mom and dad had a bowl of soup with bread and tostadas shells. Mom gave me a pork bone from last night for my snack. After everyone was fed mom did the dishes. When she finished doing dishes she relaxed for an hour and a half. Then mom and dad got ready to go to square dancing class. The class is almost finished they only need to learn three more moves. When they finished getting dressed mom put my water bowl on the front porch. About 1:00 they decided to go to class because they were going to Barbara's house to pick up Dorothy and Barbara. Louis was in the Dallas area for the fourth and didn't want to drive all the way to Temple and than drive to Waco. So dad told Dorothy and Barbara that he would take them to class. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said good-bye. She told me they would see me later. Today they learned two new moves, visited with their friends and ate some snacks. When mom said hi to Pam Smith she invited mom and dad to go to their house after class for dinner. Mom and dad agreed to go. So when class was over they followed Pam and Dale to their house. Their home was about 20 miles from Allemande Hall. They weren't the only ones invited to dinner. In fact there were sixteen people total at dinner. They had burgers and chips for dinner. After dinner they played dominoes and visited with the other people. They had a super time at Pam and Dale's house. They didn't leave the dinner until 9:30 so they didn't get home to me until 11:00. When they came home I was laying on the driveway waiting for them. I was very excited to see them because they had been gone for ten hours. After saying hi to them we went inside the house and then mom fed me my food for my dinner. While I was eating my dinner mom and dad got changed. After dinner mom took me outside to take care of business. When I finished we went back inside. While we were outside dad checked the mail and found out that mom's new WII games had been delivered. Mom was so excited that she played with the dance workout for a few songs. Dad was just as excited after mom had finished dancing to the few songs he strolled through the songs. He didn't go through all of them because there is forty songs. He wanted to see what types of songs were available to dance to. After playing with mom's new workout program for a half hour we called it a night. We had a great day and now we're tired. I guess it's time to say good night. Have Fun!!!!!




Mom's workout DVDs

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton
DATE:  07/07/2014 - 7/09/2014    DISTANCE:  5 miles

Monday July 7, 2014

Today dad woke up at normal time of 6:45 and got dressed. Then he let me out of my kennel and we said hi to each other. When we finished saying hi dad fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let my out to take care of business. I did my routine, which was I barked and then I went to the bathroom. Afterwards dad let me back inside. Once back inside I laid on the floor next to him and waited for mom to get up. Mom got up at 7:15 and got dressed. When she finished getting dressed she made the bed and then she said good morning to dad and me. Then she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast with a glass of chocolate almond milk. Mom had maple and brown sugar oatmeal with bacon bits and finished up the milk. After everyone was fed mom played computer games, dad surfed the Internet and I slept. An hour later mom and dad decided to go to the lake. They got dressed and mom put a cooler together and then mom put my water dish outside on the front porch. Afterwards she got the boat ready to go while dad backed the truck to the boat trailer. When they finished getting ready mom gave me a snack and told me that they would be back in a couple hours. After I finished my snack I watched them drive away. I'm always a little disappointed when they leave because I enjoy doing things with them but mom always gives me a snack so this cheers me up. When they got to the lake the wind picked up a little and the water was a little rough at Rogers Park area so they went around the bend to smoother water. When they got to the other area the water wasn't perfect but mom and dad still water skied. After water skiing they waked surfed. Today mom and dad tried different things on the board to learn more about wake surfing. Dad told mom that the board did a lot better on the left side on the wake so mom tried getting up on the board the opposite way they were getting up. She surfed a little way and then she sunk the board. She told dad that it was a little harder because she's use to having her right foot forward and not her left foot forward. She also told him it was fun either way. After they surfed they air chaired. By the time they got home to me they had been gone for a couple of hours. When I saw dad backing the boat into the garage I went to greet them. After mom got out of the truck dad put me in the truck so I could go on my ride. After putting the boat up and mom put things out to dry we went inside to relax. I went inside to cool off on the ceramic floor. While I was cooling off mom and dad changed clothes. When they finished mom made lunch. Dad had a bowl of soup with a tostadas shell and a piece of bread. Mom tried something new today she had turkey out of a can on bread and a couple of tostadas shells. She shared her lunch with me. After lunch mom gave me a rib bone and then she did the dishes. When she finished doing dishes she did some housework for about a half hour. Then she played with her new workout dvd, Just Dance 3. She danced for 45 minutes to 10 different songs. Just Dance 3 is a lot of fun because you choose the song and which dancer you want to be. The object is to dance like the dancer you choose. Mom had a super time. After dancing for 45 minutes mom workout for 30 minutes with Gold' Gym Cardio Workout. Then she worked out 45 minutes on her WII Fit. By the time mom finished her workout it was 4:00 so she relaxed for a little while and then she made dinner. We have great news. While mom was working out dad was watching the two birds going in and out of their bird nest with something in their beaks each time. Mom took a little break in between her workouts and dad told her that the birds had left their nest. So she went outside and checked the nest and she had a pleasant surprise the eggs had hatched. Mom was very excited and told dad that the eggs had hatched. Dad told her she should leave the nest alone for a couple of days and let the birds feed their young. Dad watched the birds feed their young all afternoon. One time he saw the father bird feed the mother bird the food and she fed the babies. It was very interesting to watch them. The birds are a little funny because when I go outside by myself the mother bird stays in the nest but when mom goes out she flys away. I guess the birds aren't afraid of me. When it was time for dinner mom heated up leftover for dad and her dinner. Dad had the rest of the pork ribs and mom had a tortilla with an Italian sausage pattie. They both had some canned corn. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom mowed the yard and dad weedeated. I went outside with them until I got hot and then mom let me back in the house. When they finished mowing and weed eating the yard they came inside to cool off. They were surprised that it only took them an hour to do the yard because the last time it took them an hour and a half. After they cooled off they watched television. Last night they missed a couple shows on KLRU they enjoy watching so tonight they watched them off the ROKU. The shows they watched were Last Tango In Halifax and Endeavour. They also watched Death in Paradise on KLRU Q. Today mom and dad kept very busy and I stayed out of their way. Now they're tired so I guess it's time to say good night. LIFE IS FUN!!!!!!!




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        Flo swimming with the ducks.                                  Father and son loading up their jet ski.

Tuesday July 8, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:45 and got dressed. Then he let me out of my kennel so I could say hi to him. After we said hi to each other dad fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let me out so I can do my morning routine. Afterwards dad let me back inside. Mom decided to sleep in until 7:30 and then she got dressed. While she was getting dressed dad made the bed for her. When mom finished getting dressed she said hi to dad and me. After saying hi to everyone she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk. Mom had maple and brown sugar with bacon bits and a glass of chocolate almond milk. After everyone was finished eating mom and dad decided to go to the lake. So they got ready to go and then they got the boat ready. After they got the boat ready mom gave me a snack and told me that they would be back in a couple of hours. The lake was a little rough today so mom and dad didn't water ski but they did wake surfed. After they finished wake surfing they relaxed in the boat for about an hour. They had a great time at the lake. By the time they got home it was lunchtime. As dad was putting the boat in the garage I got off the porch to say hi to mom and dad. Today I scared dad because I walked right behind the boat and he was afraid he would run me over. After dad put the boat in the garage mom put me in the truck so I could go for a little ride. After mom put things out to dry we went inside. While mom and dad changed clothes I cooled off on the ceramic floor. After mom and dad got changed mom made lunch. Today's lunch was the same lunch mom and dad had yesterday and mom gave me a snack. After lunch mom decided to take me to the lake. While at the lake we met a man and his son. They were putting in their jet ski. While the boy was riding the jet ski mom talked to his dad. While mom was visiting I swam and when mom finished her visit we continued our walk. Mom and I walked along the bank. As we walked I swam, explored and chase a couple of ducks. Mom walked in the lake to keep cool. On the way back to the ramp we decided to take a little short cut and climbed a hill to the parking lot instead of walking up the ramp. I was tired and mom wanted to make our walk home easier on me. By the time we got home we had been gone for an hour and I was exhausted. Mom dried me off. Then I went inside the house and laid on the floor to rest. While I was resting dad worked on making a drawling of our sprinkler system and mom rested. Mom didn't rest too long because she wanted to do a workout. She worked out on Just Dance 3 for 45 minutes, Gold's Gym Boxing for 30 minutes and WII Fit for 45 minutes. After I cooled off on the tile I decided to go under the desk to sleep while mom worked out. I was sleeping nicely and dad told me I had to move either on my bed or a towel on the floor because he wanted to work on the computer. He had been drawing the sprinkler system on paper and now he wanted to transfer it in a design program on the computer and he didn't wanted to roll over me with the chair when he needed to move. I decided to go to my bed but before I did that I wanted to go out to sun. After I finished sunning I came inside and went straight to my bed. All afternoon while mom worked out and dad worked on his design I slept. The birds were busy all afternoon feeding their babies. Mom finished working out at 3:45 and told dad he could watch All About Androids. When it was time for dinner mom made dad and herself a salad and she fed me my food. After dinner mom did the dishes and then we watched a DVD that Marty loaned us Wanted starring Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and James McAvoy. We watched the whole thing but mom and dad really didn't like it because it was kind of stupid. After the movie was over we watched an episode of Copper and a couple episodes of Eureka. While watching television we had dessert which was ice cream sandwiches. I slept all night and didn't even wake up to bum mom. We had a great day. I'm tired so I'll say good night.

Wednesday July 9, 2014

This morning I woke mom up at 3:00 because I needed to go out. Mom let me out of my kennel and then mom and I went outside. When I finished we went back inside. Mom went to the couch and I went to my bed so we could go back to sleep. Dad woke up at 6:30 and got dressed. After he finished getting dressed he made the bed. When he was walking out of the bedroom mom and I woke up. We all said good morning to each other. Afterwards mom fed me my breakfast and then she went back to bed for an hour. While she was sleeping dad surfed the Internet and I slept. When mom woke up the second time she got dressed and then she said good morning to dad and me again. Then she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk. Mom had maple and brown sugar oatmeal with bacon bits and a glass of chocolate almond milk. After everyone was fed mom played computer games, dad surfed the Internet and I slept. About 9:00 mom and dad decided to go to the lake. Mom put a cooler together and then they both got ready to go to the lake. Afterwards they got the boat ready to go. When the boat was ready to go mom gave me a snack and said they would see me in a couple of hours. Today they didn't go too far they launch the boat down the street at Arrowhead Point Park ramp. This was the first time they launched the boat there. It was easier than they thought. The hardest thing was when mom came in to pick dad up. Mom had to pick dad up at the ramp so dad had to walk in the water and then pull himself up on the bow of the boat. He has done this before so he had no problem. Once dad was in the boat they drove around the lake. Today they just cruised around the lake because the lake was a little rough. After driving around they floated on the lake and just enjoyed a relaxing day on the lake. After dad backed the boat down the ramp he went in the lake to help mom out when she was putting the boat on the trailer. Today she didn't have any problem putting the boat on the trailer. Dad said she was did it perfectly. They surprised me when they got home because I forgot they had just gone down the street and they had come back the opposite way they normally did. When I saw dad backing the boat in the garage I got off the porch and went to the truck so I could say hi to mom and dad. Once the boat was put in the garage dad took me for a little ride in the truck. After putting the truck away we all went in the house. Mom and dad changed clothes and I laid on the tile to cool off. When mom and dad finished changing clothes mom made lunch. Dad had soup and mom had chicken out of a can mixed with Miracle Whip on bread. Mom shared her chicken with me and she also gave me a rib bone. After lunch mom and dad went grocery shopping. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would see me in an hour. They weren't gone long because mom didn't need that much at the store. After going grocery shopping they checked the mail at The UPS Store. When they got back to me I was happy to see them so I greeted them as they got out of the car. After saying hi to each other we went inside. Mom put the groceries away and then she worked out for an hour and a half. She worked out for 45 minutes on Just Dance 3 and 30 minutes on Gold's Gym. While she worked out dad surfed the Internet and worked on putting the irrigation system in a program. I went outside and sunned for a little while and then I slept on my bed. After mom finished her workout she made dinner. For dinner mom and dad finished up the sausage patties and had cole slaw. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner we streamed The Avengers movie and an episode of Copper and an episode of Eureka. While watching television we had dessert. Dad had an ice cream sandwich and mom had pudding. After watching television we called it a night. Today we had a very relaxing day and now it's time to say good night. Have Fun!!!!!!!




click on photo for more pictures of the LUAU Dance

   

LuAnn and Judy dressed for the LUAU        Barbara and Jo Bob



Mom line dancing during the dance

LOCATION:  South Mountain, Texas    SITE:  Coryell County Squares (LUAU Dance)
DATE:  07/10/2014    DISTANCE:  35 miles

Thursday July 10, 2014

This morning I woke mom up at 2:30 because I was hot and I needed to go out. Mom let me out of my kennel and then we went out back. I took care of business and then we came back inside. Mom tried to get me to go back to sleep but I was a little restless. I couldn't make up my mind where I wanted to lay down. I would lay on the tile, then I would go to my bed, and then to the laminate floor. I finally decided to sleep on the laminate floor for a little bit. Mom was trying to go back to sleep on the couch but I kept her awake. After laying on the laminate flooring for awhile I moved to my bed and finally I went to sleep. Mom and I slept until 7:00 when dad came out of the bedroom and said good morning to mom and me. Mom put my food in my bowl but I didn't move from my bed because I was tired. After putting my down in the kitchen mom went to get dressed. While she was getting dressed dad surfed the Internet and I ate my breakfast. When mom finished getting dressed she made breakfast for dad and herself. They had the same breakfast as they had yesterday. After everyone was fed mom played some computer games, dad surfed the Internet and I slept. About an hour later dad decided to clean the engine of the car and mom decided to do some housework. It took mom about an hour to do all her housework. When dad finished cleaning the engine of the car he washed it. While dad was outside I joined him for a little while and then I got bored so I went inside to pester mom. When mom finished her housework she played computer games until it was time for lunch. For lunch mom heated the rest of the soup dad had yesterday for hie lunch today. Mom had the rest of the chicken she had yesterday for her lunch. Mom sheared her lunch with me and gave me a rib bone. After lunch we stayed around the house and relaxed. Mom worked out 45 minutes on Just Dance 3, 20 minutes on Gold Gym Boxing and 45 minutes on WII Fit. While mom workout dad surfed the Internet and read a book. I slept and went outside a couple of times to sun. When mom finished her workout she rest for a half hour and then she took me to the lake so I could go swimming. On the way to the lake a couple of guys delivering a purchase to one of our neighbors said hi to mom and me. When we got to the lake there were a couple of families there swimming so I had to go to them and say hi. I didn't do my normal routine at the lake because I was too tired and hot. Instead I just swam a lot by the boat ramp. Mom noticed I was tired so she told me it was time to go home. Our walk home was very slow and when ever someone drove by they would laugh because I was walking real slow. I was happy to get home. Mom dried me off and then we went inside where we relaxed until it was time for dinner. For dinner mom cooked up bacon and mom and dad had bacon tacos for their dinner and I had my food. After dinner mom and dad got ready to go square dancing. Tonight they went to South Mountain to dance with the Coryell County Squares. Dad didn't have to drive to the dance because Louis called and asked dad if mom and him wanted a ride to the dance. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack. Tonight mom decided to leave my in the house because it was hot outside and I was exhausted from my swim. Coryell County Squares had a special theme for the dance called a LUAU. The caller tonight was Jim Hayes from Georgetown. The regular caller was on vacation so Jim was asked to come. There were enough people there to have three squares. There was a lot of food. The club had sandwiches, fruit, salads and dessert. Mom's key lime bars were a success because they were all eaten. Mom and dad danced for three hours because there was an hour workshop before the dance. Mom and dad danced all the square dancing tips and mom danced a line dance. Mom and dad had a super time at the dance. They got back to me at 11:00. I was sound asleep on the couch and mom had to wake me up to get me off the couch. Once I got off the couch we all said hi to each other. Afterwards mom and dad changed their clothes. When they finished changing dad had an ice cream sandwich and mom had a pudding. While mom and dad were eating their dessert mom took me outside. When I finished doing my thing we went back inside. We had a super day. I'm very tired and I don't have anything else to say so I'll say good night. Have a great day!!!!!  




click on photo for more pictures of Double C's Ice Cream Social Dance

   

   Mom Round Dancing with Doc                                     Barbara Round Dancing with Doc

LOCATION:  Copperas Cove, Texas    SITE:  VFW Post 8577 ( Double C's Square Club Ice Cream Social Dance)
DATE:  07/11/2014    DISTANCE:  35 miles

Friday July 11, 2014

Today I let mom sleep through the night I didn't wake up until dad got up at 6:45. Dad crawled out of bed and got dressed. Then he let me out of my kennel and we said good morning to each other. Afterwards dad fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let me out in the back so I could do my morning routine. After I finished I went back inside and laid under the desk waiting for mom to wake up. Mom crawled out of bed at 7:15 and got dressed. Then she made the bed. When she finished she came out of the bedroom and said good morning to dad and me. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast with a glass of chocolate almond milk. Mom had a bowl of apple and cinnamon oatmeal and a glass of chocolate almond milk. After everyone was fed mom did the dishes and then she played computer games for an hour and a half. While mom was playing games dad surfed the Internet and I slept under the desk. At 9:30 mom and dad decided to go to the lake. They were going to go earlier but dad thought it was a cool. Mom and dad got ready to go and mom put a cooler together. Mom put my water bowl outside and then mom and dad got the boat ready to go. Once the boat was ready mom gave me a snack and told me that they would see me in a couple of hours. While I was eating my snack dad tried to get the boat out of garage. But he had a little problem so he decided to remove the boat trailer from the hatch on the truck. Then he moved the boat over a little and then he backed the truck to the boat trailer. This time he had no problems. By the time dad pulled the boat out of the garage I had finished my snack so mom gave me a little more of my food. I was eating my second snack as they drove away. Today when they got to the lake there were only three vehicles in the parking lot and the wind had come up. So the only thing they did on the lake was wake surfing. After surfing a little they floated. They were on the lake about an hour and then they decided to come home. Today when mom was putting the boat on the trailer she was doing pretty good until she put the boat in reverse. The boat went to the right and so she had to help straighten the boat a little bit by grabbing the bar on the trailer. Once she got it straight it went on the trailer. Dad told her she would have been ok if she didn't put the boat in reverse. When they got home to me I was sleeping on the porch waiting for them. When I saw dad backing the boat up I got off the porch to greet them. Today dad didn't take me for a little ride but instead I kept mom company while she put things out to dry. After the boat was put in the garage and everything was put put to dry we went inside. I was happy to be inside because I was a little hot so I laid on the tile floor. While I was cooling off mom and dad changed clothes. When they finished changing clothes mom made lunch for dad and herself. Today dad had chicken and dumplings soup with a few tostadas shells and salsa and bread. Mom had half a can of salmon on bread and a couple of tostadas. Mom shared her salmon with me and gave me a rib bone. After everyone fed we relaxed for an hour and then mom took me for a walk. We only walked for a half hour around the neighborhood because it was hot and I was still tired from yesterday's swim. While we were walking we met a man and his dog Velcro. While mom and the man visited Velcro and I checked each other out. I was getting hot and started to whine so mom and I said good-bye. Then we went home. When we got home I laid on the floor and cooled down. Mom relaxed for about a half hour and then she started her workout. While mom worked out I slept and dad took a nap and called Aunt Louise. Mom' workout was an hour on Just Dance 3, 30 minutes on Gold's Gym Boxing and 15 minutes on the WII Fit. When mom finished her workout she relaxed for a half hour before making dinner. Today for dinner mom and dad had a Red Baron Spicy Pepperoni pizza. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner we relaxed for about a half hour and then mom and dad got ready to go square dancing. Tonight they went to Copperas Cove so they could dance with the Double C's club. The dance tonight was an Ice Cream Social dance so mom and dad wore Hawaiian shirts. Mom and dad took a box of ice cream cones and an ice cream scooper to the dance. As they were leaving mom put my water bowl on the front porch and gave me a snack. Then she told me they would be back by 10:30. There were enough people to have two squares and there was a lot of ice cream. Some of the ice cream was homemade. Along with the ice cream there were sandwiches, chips, toss salad and cake. Mom had mint chocolate chip ice cream, homemade vanilla ice cream and homemade butterfinger ice cream. She had the mint chocolate chip ice cream in a cone with chocolate chips on top. The other ice cream she had in a bowl with chocolate syrup on top. Dad had butterfinger ice cream in a cone. He also had butter pecan ice cream in a bowl. Mom told me the ice cream was delicious. There were four different people calling the dance and Dorothy as the cuer. Tonight during the dance mom round dance with Doc. Mom doesn't know how to round dance but she tried. Mom said that Doc is a very good teacher. They had a great time at the dance. When they got home to me I was on the porch sleeping. Mom thought I ran away because I'm usually waiting for them by the garage. I stayed on the porch because it was a little cooler. When mom got out of the car and dad started to put the car in the garage I went to them to say hi. I scared mom and dad because I walked right in front of the car. Mom called me to her so dad could put the car in the garage. Once dad had the car in the garage we all said our hellos and then we went inside. Mom and dad changed clothes and then we relaxed for about an hour. Then we called it a night. We had another great day. Now it's time to say good night.




click on photo for more pictures of Denim and Lace Dance

LOCATION:  Eddy, Texas    SITE:  United Methodist Church (Denim and Lace Dance)
DATE:  07/12/2014    DISTANCE:  20 miles

Saturday July 12, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:45 and crawled out of bed. Then he got dressed and when he finished getting dressed he let me out of mu kennel so I got say hi to him. After we said our hellos dad fed me my breakfast. I wasn't hungry so I left my food in my bowl and just laid on the floor waiting for mom to get up. While waited for mom dad surfed the Internet. Mom finally crawled out of bed at 7:45 and got dressed. While she was getting dressed dad made the bed for her. When she finished getting dressed she said good morning to dad and me. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. While she was making dad his toast and pouring him a glass of almond milk she noticed I didn't eat my breakfast. So after she gave dad his breakfast she picked up a couple kernels of my food and gave it to me. I ate the pieces she gave me and then I decided maybe I really was hungry so I ate my breakfast. Mom had maple and brown sugar oatmeal and a glass of almond milk for her breakfast. After everyone was fed we hung around the house. Mom played computer games, dad surfed the Internet and I slept. Occasionally we watched the birds on the porch. The four babies are about a week old and they're starting to move around more. We thought it was fascinating watch the mother and dad feed them. They were busy all morning feeding their babies. About 9:00 mom and dad decided to go to town. As they were leaving mom put my water bowl on the front porch and gave me a snack. Mom said they would see my in a couple of hours. They have been keeping at home because it's too hot for me to be left in the car while they go shopping. Today they shopped at The Goodwill Store. Mom needed a pair of white pants to wear square dancing tonight. They found a couple pairs of pants, a white hat with a black band and a flower hair pin. Dad looked at shoes but didn't find any that he liked. After paying for mom's stuff they went to The UPS Store to check the mail but we didn't have any. When they got back to me I was waiting on the porch for them. When I saw them pull in the drive I got off the porch and went to them to say hi. After saying hi to mom and dad we all went inside. I was glad because I was hot. I laid on the tile floor to cool off. When it was time for lunch mom made the rest of the chicken and dumplings soup for dad and she finished up her salmon. She gave me a snack and some of her salmon. After lunch we stayed around the house. Mom baked a pineapple upside-down cake to take square dancing tonight. After the cake was baked mom worked out for a couple of hours. Mom worked out with Just Dance 3 for an hour and fifteen minutes, Gold's Gym Boxing for thirty minutes and WII Fit for fifteen minutes. While mom was working out dad surfed the Internet and watched the birds. I went outside once and awhile to do some sunning and then I would come inside to cool off. The birds are getting very interesting because the babies are starting to climb out of their nest and mom and dad are constantly feeding them. It was very interesting that the mom knows which baby had been fed and which baby hadn't been. After mom finished her workout mom vacuumed the house and barbecued hamburger for dad and hers dinner. Along with the hamburgers mom and dad had Texas Style Ranch Beans. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom and dad got ready to go square dancing. Tonight the dance is at Eddy and they we told that it was Islander Night so they both wore a Hawaiian shirt with white pants and a white hat with a black band. They dressed like they were twins. Louis had called earlier and asked if they wanted to go to the dance with him because he was going alone. Dad said sure thing. As they were leaving once again mom put my water bowl outside and gave me a snack. She told mer that they would be home by 10:30. When they got to the dance they found out that the Islander Dance wasn't this week but it was in two weeks. That was ok because they weren't the only people that had gotten the dates confused. In fact half the people were dressed like Islanders. There were enough people there to form three squares. There were three callers there the club caller Dennis Camp, Dale Smith and Charlie Martin but Dennis was the only one doing the calling. Today was Dennis's birthday so everyone sang to him. Mom and dad had a great time. When they got back to me I waiting for them on the driveway. When I saw them pull in the drive I got up to greet them. I was very happy to see them. After saying hi to each other we all went inside. While mom and dad changed their clothes I cooled off. When mom finished getting change she took me out so I could take care of business. She also wanted to check on the baby birds. The one that crawled out of the nest was sleeping on the chair and other three were spread out in the nest sleeping. Mom didn't touch them but she did look at them. When I finished taking care of business we went back inside. After relaxing for a half hour we decided to call it a night. We had a very relaxing day and now it's time to say good night. Have Fun!!!!!!

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton
DATE:  07/13/2014 - 07/14/2014    DISTANCE:  5 miles

Sunday July 13, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:40 and got dressed. Afterwards he let me out of my kennel and we said good morning to each other. When we finished saying hi to each other dad fed me my breakfast and then he surfed the Internet. When I finished my breakfast dad let me out to do my morning routine. After I took care of business dad let me back inside the house. Once in the house I went under the desk and went back to sleep. Dad surfed the Internet and I slept while waiting for mom. Mom didn't get out of bed until 8:30 so dad made his own breakfast, which was toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk. When mom woke up she got dressed and then she made the bed. Afterwards she said good morning to dad and me. She was surprised that dad already made himself breakfast. He told her he was hungry so he made his own breakfast. After saying hi to dad and me mom made herself breakfast. She had apple and cinnamon oatmeal with a glass of chocolate almond milk. After everyone was fed mom did dishes and then dad and she got ready to go to the lake. When they finished getting ready to go they got the boat ready. Then mom put my water dish on the front porch and gave me a snack. She told me that they would be back in a couple hours. While they were at the lake they wake surfed and air chaired. The lake was a little rough and had more people enjoying the lake. People were fishing, boating and kayaking. After playing on the lake they came back to me. As they were putting the boat away I slowly walked over to the truck to say hi to mom and dad. Today dad put me in the truck and I went for a little ride. After mom put thing out to dry and dad let me out of the truck we all said hi to each other. When we finished saying hi we went inside. I was very happy to be inside because it was starting to get hot. While I was cooling off mom and dad changed clothes. When they finished mom made lunch. Today mom and dad shared a can of Meatballs and Rice soup and they had tostadas shells and bread to go with it. Mom gave me a lit snack. After lunch mom took me for a walk around the neighborhood. We were doing our normal walk and we hadn't gone far and I was already hot. So mom asked if I wanted to go home but I decided to continue my walk. We walked for a half hour. By the time we got home my feet were tired and I was hot. When my feet get tired I start limping and today I really was limping. Once in the house I laid on the tile floor to cool off. Mom felt guilty because I was limping and hot. It was 95 degrees outside. While I was cooling off mom worked out for and hour and a half. She worked out 45 minutes with Just Dance 3, 30 minutes with Gold's Gym and 30 minutes with WII Fit. While she workout dad read and watched the baby birds. The baby birds are starting to move around a lot. One of the babies fell off the chair and was half way across the porch so dad took a couple of folders and put him back on the chair. He told mom to keep an eye on the birds before letting me out so I wouldn't step on them. When the baby bird was on the porch the mother bird came by and checked it out. After dad put the baby bird back on the chair the mother bird came back and fed him. She also fed the other babies. Yesterday a couple of the babies were moving around. Today a third one started to move around more. By the end of the afternoon two of the babies were out of the nest and laying on the chair. Mom and dad were worried that the baby birds would fall off the chair again so mom put a towel under the chair to cushion the fall. When mom finished her workout it was almost time for dinner so mom started to make it. Mom barbecued some HEB Seasoned Pork for Fajitas and mom and dad had pork tacos for their dinner. Mom fed me my food and a little bit of the pork. After dinner we watched a movie off of Amazon called G.I. Joe Retaliation starring Bruce Willis. It was action adventure Sci-Fi movie. We watched the whole movie but mom and dad weren't to impress by it. After the movie we watched an episode of Copper and three episodes of Eureka. We were only going to watch a couple episodes of Eureka but ended p watching three because by accident we skipped one so we had to go back and watch it. While watching television mom and dad had dessert. Dad had an ice cream sandwich and banana cream pie pudding. Mom had banana cream pie pudding. After watching television we called it a night. We had a very relaxing day. Mom and dad didn't have square dancing class today because the callers had a meeting so they spent the whole day with me. Mom wore me out and I need to get some sleep so I'll say good night. Good Night.

Monday July 14, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:40. Dad crawled out of bed and got dressed. While he was getting dressed mom crawled out of bed and made the bed. Then mom got dressed When dad finished getting dressed he let me out of my kennel and we said our good mornings. Afterwards dad fed me my breakfast and then he surfed the Internet. When mom finished getting dressed she said good morning to dad and me. Then she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk. Mom had apple and cinnamon oatmeal and a glass of chocolate almond milk. After everyone was fed mom did the dishes. When she finished she played computer games for a half hour. Then dad and mom got ready to go to the lake. After they got ready to go dad put a cooler together and then they got the boat ready to go. Once the boat was ready to go mom put my water bowl on the front porch and then she gave me a snack. Mom told me that dad and she would be back in a couple hours. The lake was a little busy with fishing boats but it wasn't too bad. So they water skied, wake boarded and air chaired. They hadn't wake boarded in a long time and had a great time. After playing on the lake for awhile mom and dad pulled the boat out of the lake. As they were wiping down the boat a couple of gentlemen complimented our boat. They said it was a pretty boat and mom and dad thanked them. After wiping down the boat they came home to me. I was sleeping on the porch. When dad started to back the boat in the garage I woke up and started to walk to the truck to say hi. Dad stopped backing the boat in the garage and let mom out of the truck so she could help dad finish backing the boat in the garage. Before doing this dad put me in the truck so I could go for a little ride. Once the boat was put in the garage mom put the vests, gloves and towels on the boat so they could dry. After mom finished doing this we all went in the house. It was already starting to get hot so when I got inside I laid on the tile floor to cool off. While I was cooling off mom and dad changed clothes. When they finished mom made lunch for dad and herself. Today dad had soup and mom had a turkey sandwich and mom shred her turkey with me. After lunch mom and dad went to town to go grocery shopping. Today they left me inside because mom thought it was too hot outside. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack but I didn't eat it. I was still cooling off under the desk. Thursday night at their club square dancing dance is a water melon bash. Louis asked them to bring a couple of water melons. Because they needed to buy water melons so they decided they might as well buy what ever grocery they needed. While they were shopping for water melon dad decided to pick up a golden honey dew melon. Before they left the house they discussed that they should bring something besides water melon. So they decided they would being hot dogs and toppings for them. They were gone a couple of hours. When they came in the house I was waiting for them on the floor by the door. Mom was proud of me because she didn't catch me on the couch. After we all said hi to each other mom put the groceries away. Once the groceries were put away mom worked out 45 minutes on Just Dance 3 and 30 minutes on Gold's Gym. Mom didn't workout on her WII Fit because I had to go see my vet for my yearly shots and exam. While we were at the vet mom asked her to check out my right front leg because I have been limping. The vet told mom and dad that I might have arthritis and asked if I was taking any Glucosamine. Dad said I was taking some in the morning. She also said that I had put on some extra weight and that didn't help. I went from 72 pounds to 81 pounds in a year. So mom decided she was going to cut back on how much food she was feeding me and give me a smaller snack. The vet also said if my limp gets worse that she could put me on arthritis medicine. Mom told her that I only start limping after I go for a walk and I get tired. After I rest for a couple of days the limp goes away. The vet said just keep an eye on me and make sure the limp doesn't get worse. I had a good visit to vet. Mom decided on her own to put me on a diet because she didn't realize I had put on that much weight. When we got back to house I climbed out of the car and laid on the driveway to sun. Mom and dad went inside to cool off. I didn't sun too long because it was 100 degrees outside. When I was ready to inside I barked so dad let me in. When we got home from my appointment mom cut up the water melons and the golden honey dew melon. There wasn't enough room in the refrigerator for the water melons and she wanted to chill the melons for the dance so she cut the melons in pieces. After cutting one of the water melons it was time for dinner so mom barbecued a couple of hamburgers for dad and her dinner. Along with the burger they had leftover corn and beans. Mom fed me a half cup of my old food and a quarter cup of my new food. Dad hopes that my new food will slow down my shedding. After dinner mom did the dishes and finished cutting up the melons. When she finished the dishes we watched a couple shows on the ROKU. On Sundays we watch a couple of shows on KLRU and last night we decided to watch a movie instead so tonight we watched the shows. The shows they watched were Last Tango In Halifax and Endeavour. After watching Endeavour we watched an episode of Eureka. For dessert dad had a banana split ice cream sandwich and mom had a sugar cookie pudding. After watching Eureka we called it a night. We had a fantastic day and now we're tired so I'll say good night.




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Mom feeding her babies                                          Three of the four baby birds



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Dad fixing Aunt Louise's toilet.      Aunt Louise's new chair



Cousin Autumn and Flo chilling out during her visit.

LOCATION:  Round Rock, Texas    SITE:  Aunt Louise's House                                                                                                      DATE: 7/15/2014 - 7/16/2014    DISTANCE:  55 miles

Tuesday July 15, 2014

Today dad woke up at 5:50 and got dressed. After he got dressed he woke mom up so she could get dressed. While mom was getting dressed dad let me out of my kennel and fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad checked up on the baby birds and found they were all gone. When mom finished getting dressed he told mom that a predator had gotten the baby birds. Mom and dad were very upset because they had watched the parents take care of the babies for about a week. The baby birds were starting to move more and starting to get their feathers. They were too young to fly because they didn't have all their feathers and they couldn't even walk. That's why we think something got them. Mom and dad figured that it was a cat because a cat has been hang around our property. I guess that's part of life. The reason we woke up so early today is because we're going to Aunt Louise's house to work on her toilet. On the way to Aunt Louise's house we stopped at Shipleys Donuts and bought donuts for breakfast. It took us over an hour to get to Aunt Louise's house. When we got there Aunt Louise was already home from work waiting for us. When mom let me out of the car Aunt Louise and Cousin Autumn were happy to see me. Cousin Autumn and I walked around the yard exploring while Aunt Louise showed mom and dad what a fantastic job the tree company did with her trees. After looking at Aunt Louise's trees we went inside. Before working on Aunt Louise's projects mom, dad and Aunt Louise had a couple of donuts because Aunt Louise had stopped at Duncan Donuts and bought a dozen donuts. Mom really blew her diet because she had five donuts. I guess when we get home she'll have to workout to get rid of the extra calories she ate. Before dad started working on his projects mom and dad tasted out Aunt Louise's new chairs she had delivered last week. They were very nice. After checking them out dad started his projects. The first project dad did was replaced the valve in the toilet and flushed to make sure it worked. It worked great. The next little project was to fix the towel rack. He ended up not fixing it because he didn't have the right tools and materials. The towel rack was pulled off the wall by accident when Aunt Louise lose her balance getting out of the tub awhile back. Dad decided in order to fix the rack and for it not to fall again was to put a board on the wall and screw the rack to it. So he told Aunt Louise she would have to live without the rack a little longer because he didn't have the material and time. She said it was ok. The next project was to work on her phone just to make sure it was working properly. Aunt Louise was having a little problem with getting her messages. Dad made sure that her phone service and phone numbers were being transfer to the same place. After doing this we said our good-byes and left. We were only there about an hour and a half. We had fun visiting Aunt Louise and Cousin Autumn. We got back to the house in time for lunch. Mom and dad ahd the same lunch they had yesterday. Dad had soup and mom had a turkey sandwich. After lunch mom worked out. She ended up working out all afternoon. She worked out on the Just Dance 3 program for an hour and fifteen minutes, Gold's Gym for thirty minutes and the WII Fit for forty-five minutes. While she worked out I slept and went outside a couple of times. Each time I didn't stay outside too long because it was raining. Dad finished reading his book. When mom finished she played computer games for about an hour before she made dinner. While mom was playing computer games dad watch TWIT. For dinner mom made rice and heated a can of turkey chili to put on top of the rice. For dessert mom had pudding and dad had an ice cream sandwich. After dinner mom did dishes and vacuumed the house. When she finished we watched a movie that Aunt Louise loaned us called The Butler. While watching the movie Aunt Louise called and when the movie was over dad called her back. She called because her toilet was acting up again so dad asked her to do a couple of things. When those things didn't work he told her we would be over in morning. After the movie we watched an episode of Copper and an episode of Eureka. I slept all night because my routine was a little messed up today. Mom thinks it was because of the shots I got yesterday. I really don't know maybe it was because of both the reasons. After watching television we called it a night.

Wednesday July 16, 2014

Today mom and dad woke up at 6:00 because we're going back to Aunt Louise's house. Dad crawled out of bed and got dressed. Mom made the bed and then she got dressed. While mom was getting dressed dad let me out of my kennel and we said our good mornings. Afterwards dad fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet and when I finished eating dad let me out to do my morning routine. When I finished I came back inside. As I was getting comfortable on the floor mom came out of the bedroom and said good morning to dad and me. Then she made breakfast for dad and herself. Mom and dad both had toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk. After everyone was fed we got ready to go to Aunt Louise's house. Dad put his tool box in the car and mom put a cooler together. When she finished mom and I went outside and waited for dad. Dad set the alarm and then he backed the car out of the garage. Once the car was out of the garage mom put me in the back seat and she got in the car. Now we were ready to go to Aunt Louise's house. On the way to her house we stopped in Georgetown and bought another flush valve kit for her toilet. We arrived at he house at 7:30. It didn't take dad long to replace the flush valve and flipper. We hung around for awhile to make sure that it was going to continue to work. While waiting around dad and Aunt Louise browse The Home Depot and Lowe's sites on ladders and drawer pulls. Cousin Autumn and I laid on the floor and relaxed. Once in awhile someone would pay attention to us so we laid there enjoying the attention. After visiting and fix stuff for Aunt Louise we all said our good-byes and we went home. We got home just in time for lunch. I stayed outside for a few minutes to sun. When I was finished I barked to go inside. For lunch mom made dad soup with tostadas shells and bread. Mom had canned chicken on bread and tostadas shells. Mom shared some of her chicken with me for my snack. After everyone was fed mom did the dishes and then she worked out. Today she worked out on Just Dance 3 for an hour, Gold's Gym Boxing for a half hour and the WII Fit for an hour. Mom also did a half hour of Yoga and Stretching. Mom started her workout a little early and was finished by 3:30. She had time to relax before making dinner. Dad read and took a nap while mom worked out and I slept. When mom was relaxing she worked on my book for this year. When it was time to make dinner mom cut up an onion for tomorrow hot dogs and she cut up the leftover pork from the other night. Mom and dad had pork tacos for dinner and I had some of my old food mixed with some of my new food. After everyone was fed we hung around the house for the evening. Today we watched another movie we borrowed from Aunt Louise. The movie was Saving Mr. Banks. It starred Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. The movie was very enjoyable and funny. After watching the movie we streamed an episode of Copper and an episode of Eureka. While watching the television we had dessert, which was dad had an ice cream sandwich and mom had a pudding. After watching Copper and Eureka we called it a night. We had a great day and now it's time to say good night. Have Fun!!!!

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