Thursday, April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016 - Denali, Week One!


Good hello friends, Denali here.

I have survived my first week with my new human family.

Things I have learned:

Miss Lilly still does not love me. For some reason I can not even begin to fathom, she does not like her ears and or tail being bitten. Here all this time I thought she was a life-like dog toy, she is actually a real life dog!  When Miss Lilly says "NO!" it is "NO!"  If I do not get the message, I will lose my face.  Got it.  Maybe...

Chickens are friends, not food.  Oh and their poop taste delightful.

Mama's sock monkey is friend...not food.  Who knew?

When mama reaches down to hug me, and her shirt is hanging in front of my face, DO NOT BITE!  There are boobies in there, and apparently they are not fond of sharp puppy teeth.  I may never get my hearing back.  I did not know such terrifying noises could come out of mama?  Yikes!

I have mastered the stairs!  Yay!  No more smashing of my beautiful face into the hardwood when I lose control coming down.  I've got this!

I bark when I have to poop...we are still working on the pee.  I was raised in a barn after all.  Speaking of poop, I did have access to the garden/chicken side of the yard because I am so small and floofy and beautiful.  But because I poop SO much, mama has decided I must poop on the dog side of the yard.  Honestly, I don't know what the big deal is?

I have been introduced to a crate.  CURSES, CRATE, I HATE YOU!!!  Mama has decided that sleeping in her bed is probably not a great idea for a future 150-pound canine, so she set up my "den"...which is code-word for "torture chamber."  My humans have also discovered that if mama leaves the room, I go bat-shit crazy, and bark and cry like my tail is on fire.  Hmmm...I love her, so what is the big deal?  She said something about..."Oh great, now I can never leave the house again."  Well duh, I could have told her that!

As for leaving the house...every morning and afternoon I get to leave the house.  Mama pulls out my collar, and I know it is road-trip time. Time to go pick up my boy from school.  I am not such a fan of car rides, though.  My human Garrett is convinced that I must have been sedated on the car ride home from Washington as I was soooo good.  Now you put me in the car and I am all over the place!!  Ha, the joke is on them.  :)

If you feel so inclined, go ahead, spend a ton of money on expensive dog toys.  I will destroy them in zero seconds flat.  A cheap water bottle, however...I love those!  I can bat them around the room like a soccer ball, and they make a crinkle noise.  And a rope, a nice, thick, marine-grade rope, is my friend.  Love it!

Being nocturnal is a-okay.  It is a Great Pyrenees characteristic after-all.  Being nocturnal while sharing a room with mama...nope!  Night is for sleep, day is for fun.  Got it!

I ploop, and everyone thinks it is adorable.  What the heck is a ploop you ask?  I will be in the middle of walking, playing, eating or drinking, and my big, floofy body collapses to the floor.  "Ploop!"  I sometimes fall asleep with my head in the water bowl too.  Oh well, just call me Ploop Mc-Stuffins! 

I am growing, I am adjusting, I am healthy, I am happy.  My human family keeps saying how much they love me!  It sounds something like this...

"Oh my gawd!  I forgot how much work a puppy is!!!  He is such a little sh*t!!"  

See, they love me.  :)



Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.


Peace.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April 24, 2016 - Sunday is Family Night!

We enjoyed another delightful family night on Sunday.  I prepared some delicious chicken and pulled pork flautas, rice, beans, guacamole and salsa.  For desert we had watermelon.

Genevieve came over, as did Casey and Brianna.  They brought Ducati too.

It was a delightful evening.  I love my family!  We are very blessed. :)


 Casey practicing his "Goofy Daddy" faces.  Baby Axel is due any day now!
 Blake getting some "Big Sis" advice from Genevieve about girls.  Thanks Ginny!
 Garrett is in love with Denali bear.

Blake is in love with Denali too.
 Ginny and Garrett. <3

 Beautiful Brianna and Casey.
 We also introduced Denali to the hens.  He did great!

 The hens are very protective of Jack.  They made sure Denali knew that daddy belongs to them!


Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.


Peace.

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April 22, 2016 - Welcome Home Denali!!

Only this family would take a long, 20-hour road trip through three different states, to adopt a puppy. It had to be the perfect puppy, after all, coming after Dozer.  And perfect he is.  So perfect in fact that Garrett has decided that his name shall be, "Denali, Dozer's Legacy."

The trip was awesome!  Garrett did all the driving, Genevieve joined us, and the scenery was amazing. Easter Oregon is beautiful.  Mostly farmland with beautiful mountain vistas.  When we drove into Washington, my dream state, I was so disappointed!  The countryside was nice, but not nearly as beautiful as Idaho.  Then we drove into Spokane as we had to pass through to get to the farm in Clayton Washington where Denali was waiting.  OMG...Spokane!!!  Disgusting!  You could not pay me to live there.  It was so crowded, loud, grimy and the most stressful stretch of road during the entire trip. Not at all what I was expecting!  We were really surprised.  The farm where Denali was born was beautiful, though.  Really lovely country.

On the way back we made a straight line for the Idaho border, and into Couer D'Alene.  Without question, the most beautiful spot on the planet.  The entire drive from Coeur D'Alene, through the rolling hills of the Palouse, down the grade into Lewiston and down highway 95 to Boise was stunning.  When we drove over White Bird Hill Summit, elevation 4,245 feet, it was right in the midst of a lightning storm.  Now that was amazing!

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The trip was exhausting, but I would do it again in a heartbeat.  Denali is amazing!  He is so much like Dozer.  A very sweet, laid back personality, and very attached to me already.  He follows me everywhere, and even sleeps on my bed. Blake wanted him to sleep on his bed, but Miss Lilly already rules that territory, and Blake was not ready to deal with puppy stage.  He will let me do all that work. I don't mind a bit!

You can view all the pictures on my Flikr HERE.  Here are some of my favorites. :)

The bearded navigator...Garrett.
Love at first sight!

 This puppy has the greatest smile. :)


 Beautiful Coeur D'Alene, Idaho.









 Her eyes, welling with tears, "Does he have to stay?"
 "Yep, I am here to stay!"




Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.


Peace.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016 - A Lovely Weekend :)

I enjoyed another great week for my birthday month, and a perfect weekend as well.

Blake and I took Supra on a hike in the foothills on Saturday.  It was a perfect Spring Day, and we had an awesome time.  Thank you, Blake!







Sunday, Genevieve came over and she and Garrett prepared a lovely steak and veggie dinner for us. When Garrett asked me in the morning if that would be okay, I was hesitant at first because after the hike yesterday I was not feeling very good at all, and it was medication day for me.  Enbrel and Methotrexate day can be pretty brutal for me.  It leaves me feeling a bit like I have been run over by an 18-wheeler.  I should not complain, though, the medication helps me lead a good life. :)

Garrett said, "Mom, we will do everything, and you can just sit back and relax!"  I am so glad I let him talk me into it.  The food was delicious, and the company made me feel so much better.  After dinner, Garrett and Blake started a fire in the washtub, and we enjoyed some yummy s'mores.  It was a truly delightful evening!  Thank you, Genevieve and Garrett!!

 Conversations with big sis. :)

 Garrett prepared some delicious food!

 Dinner with family.

Daddy and I...no makeup and comfy clothes...that is how I roll. :)
Garrett and his honey.
Okay, ladies...time for dinner.  Just kidding!  No chickens were harmed in the making of tonights BBQ.  lol

 Blake, preparing the s'mores ingredients.

 Here I was focusing on my marshmallow for the perfect photo when this beast swooped in and snatched my shmallow!  Supra!




 The moon was beautiful tonight.

 The end.

Until next time...enjoy life, and be kind to one another.


Peace.

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I am a work from home mom of five amazing children, and three beautiful grandchildren. Enjoying my 50's and all that life has to offer.

This is year number five of My 365 project. Taking a photo a day for 365 days.

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