Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Year in Review

Hi guys!
Its a whole new year! Can you believe that?
In the six years I've been with my family, Who knew that our family would expand beyond guide dog puppies? But even I have to admit...I don't mind having the little munchkin around.
Lets see....here......

January 2008
Mom started another semester of college, the current pest...aka..Midnight, was 3 months old and going to school like a good little dog. Much to my relief of course, cause I needed that break!! Mom was pretty busy with school and guide dog meetings etc..
{January 2008- Midnight and Bubbles on our first dog bed of the year..heh,heh,}
February 2008
Another long month of school, Midnight was doing very well in all of her training, and Mom's teachers all loved her, I was beginning to accept her being around. She didn't bother me and I didn't bother her.
{February 2008- She was starting to get really long and gangly at this stage :D}
March 2008
Mom got a Loong deserved spring break, and went to Dolly Wood!! Midnight and I had to stay home, cause the Guide Dog Foundation doesn't allow the PIT's to go to amusement parks so I guess that was ok.

{March 2008- We had a "pro" Photographer come to the daycare for portraits and these are the two that Mom picked out}

April 2008
This was a good month, Mom quit at the old daycare and went to a newer place!! I love going there cause I don't have to interact with the other dogs if I don't want too...I can just hang out on the couch with her! Midnight liked it too cause they had other dogs her age to play with!!
Mom took Midnight to this 4-H Club event called Teen Retreat....everyone loved her 'OF COURSE' every always loved Midnight. {hmph} Mom also went to Raleigh with Midnight, to see all the state buildings and museums; everyone received Midnight well; and the trip went very smoothly.
{April 2008 - Midnight curled in Mom's lap at Teen Retreat}
May 2008
Mom was out of school and pretty busy with things at her church, such as taking her siblings and neighbor kids to Vacation Bible School, friends graduations, and more work, she and Midnight even did an interview with her schools paper!!

{May 2008- Mom and Midnight exploring the city....why couldn't I have gone?!?}

June 2008
This was a sad/happy month for mom, cause she had to miss a trip to Florida. Work and all that other fun stuff. Midnight and I were glad though, cause that meant we didn't have to stay at her job. :((

Rei * our second guide dog in training graduated with her blind person, and mom got to talk to him on the phone! He sounded really nice! Mom was so excited! (Would someone please tell mom to start posting pictures relevant to the topic I am writing about?? Geezz)
{June 2008- Our little Family ...how cute are we?}

July 2008

Mom made up for missing out in June by going with friends to Arkansas Midnight stayed at her job...but just a little while after they got back, Mom, Midnight, and Mom's three sisters went BACK to Raleigh, for ANOTHER 4-H event....(can you tell they like 4-H?) Mom had fun, and said that Midnight did AWESOME with all the crowds of screaming kids/teens. They also got to meet another blogging friends pup...which was cool as well :D

{July 2008- Midnight and Frankie at 4-H Congress}

August 2008
Midnight decided to grow up and went into HEAT!! Mom was actually a little relived, despite being sad that her baby had to leave her for a month. Females and heat can act really weird believe me!! (Not that I've ever had to go through that torture); We also found out that Rei's new partner had died unexpectedly, and that Rei was being sent back to the Guide Dog Foundation for a reevaluation...Mom was sad, cause she never got to meet Rei's handler.


{August 2008- Midnight Pre-Heat}

September 2008
Midnight came home only two weeks later! Something about only a short heat. Mom was thrilled! I wasn't cause that meant my special time with mom was over :( Midnight also turned a year old. Which is sad and happy, cause that means we only had two short months left with her.


{September 2008- Midnight, Mom and Clifford...who knew dogs could stand upright!?}

October 2008
Early in October,we got the bad news that Midnight could be leaving in a couple of weeks, if they could get her up there. But THANKFULLY everything kept falling through and we all got one more month with her...

{October 2008 - Midnight in her Halloween Costume and Bubbles tucked under a blanket}

November 2008

Rei was paired with a new partner and they graduated together this month!! Mom is SUPER happy about this, cause she knew Rei's person!!
It was also time to say good bye to our labby friend. Even I missed her...but only a little bit!! I was preparing myself for some major cuddle time, but boy did THAT not work out.
Within a week after Midnight's departure, mom filled the house with not one, not two, but THREE different pups!! *Don't tell anyone, but secretly I was happy to have another canine in the house* Thankfully Mom only kept one!! THe one I like best so I'm cool with that. I turned 8 and had reached six years with my family. YaY :D

{November 2008 - Midnight and Mom...and our first picture of Texas...My wasn't he tiny!?}

December 2008
Busy month, But you guys were here for that, so just scroll if you want to read more. :D

So wow, for some reason that didn't seem like a lot....who knew a year could fly by that fast!!! Anyways heres to having a Happy, Healthy and Equally Crazy New Year!!!


Happy New Years Everyone!!!


Bubbles
Blog Editor
Posting for: Erin, Texas and Midnight

3 comments:

The FOUR Musketeers said...

That's a very nice review !

MONA AND THE MOMMY! said...

Hello. My name is Mona and I am a wirehaired dachshund living & loving life in Houston. I was rescued by DROH and adopted by the Mommy in Feb 2005.

I just found out about your bloggie and hope we can be friends. I love making new friends. I am haveing a post about DWB friends playing in snow. If you'd like to be a part of it please e-mail us some snow pictures to the email address on my bio.

I'll be back to visit soon.

Mona

MONA AND THE MOMMY! said...

Hello. My name is Mona and I am a wirehaired dachshund living & loving life in Houston. I was rescued by DROH and adopted by the Mommy in Feb 2005.

I just found out about your bloggie and hope we can be friends. I love making new friends. I am haveing a post about DWB friends playing in snow. If you'd like to be a part of it please e-mail us some snow pictures to the email address on my bio.

I'll be back to visit soon.

Mona