Monday, January 24, 2011

When life isn't worth living

We have company coming to visit, so the house is being cleaned.  Cleaned, including dogs.  Every time I find a place to lie down, here comes the noisy sucky machine.   I move, and then here comes the noisy sucky machine again.   Then I have invested hours in seeing that I have a dog toy within a few feet of me wherever I am in the house.   All the toys are now back in the box and I will have to start all over again.    Stella is not helping, she just goes outside and chases squirrel's.   Nala is so deaf that she sleeps until the noisy sucky machine starts pulling on her hair.  Once it makes her move, she just sits and waits till it moves on, then she lies back down in her favorite place.   Nothing bothers Nala. 

The humans did a fish rescue a week ago.   Someone had three very big goldfish in a huge tank, they wanted to make sure the fish were well cared for, they had kept them for over 10 years and they were over 16" long.   The tank and fish were moved into the basement.  In the spring when the water warms up outside, they will go into the Koi pond, there they will have thousands of gallons of swimming room.  Meanwhile the paw challenged ones decided that since they have to have one aquarium with water in it, why not put water in several more aquariums they had in retirement.  So now we have 4 55 gallon tanks running.   The question on my mind is, are the fish food, or pets?   One of the goals is to put small Koi in several of the tanks so that we will have larger Koi come spring.   The Koi pond went from several hundred gallons of water to several thousands of gallons when it was enlarged this last fall.  The few Koi and goldfish that were in the old pond are now lost in the new one. 

We are still working on a new home for Stella.   This coming week end she will get to inspect her possible new home.  She needed to wait for fences and dog doors to be in place.  Once she inspects the offered home, she will let us know if there are enough trees, enough squirrels, enough hands and enough room to romp in.  She will be looking for friends in the neighborhood to have play dates with, and inspecting the local dog park.   She will need to test their ball throwing talent and inspect the floor beside the bed where she will sleep, check the brand of dog treats they serve, then she will make up her mind.  She will report back to let us know if it meets with her standards.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Stella has big demands, and that's what I admire about her.

    I think the new fish are new dog toys just waiting to get big enough to play with.

  2. Khousin Merdie knows the peace Nala enjoys!

    Thunderstorms are so NOT an issue anymore - unless there is LOTS of lightning -

    Paws khrossed fur Stella to KNOW!


  3. Will your company be bringing anyone to play with you guys & girls.
    Hope you have fun,give the sucky machine a wide birth.

    Hamish & Sophie

  4. Stella will find the perfect home. She doesn't want to settle


  5. We agree with Barbara, the fish are dogs toys. Just let us know how that works out.

    We don't have any more problems with a noisy sucking machine. Mommie got a cordless one and that doesn't bother us anymore. No running for the door.

    Lots of luck to Stella with the new forever home. We hope it works out.

    Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver

  6. I have a good feeling about this one Stella :) Hang in there Mogley, hopefully they are finished with the noisy equipment!

  7. Hi Y'all,

    Sounds to me like the "paw challenged" are making life miserable for the whole clan!

    What I like to do is throw myself in from of the "noisy sucking mackine", then they have to stop and pay attention to me! I get groomed and brushed and scratched! Or else I just retire to my crate until the Humans get bored with cleaning.

    (The Humans have a rule...they never, ever bother me when I'm in my crate.)

    Hawk aka BrownDog

  8. Woof! Woof! It's always fun to have a "company" but it can be lots of work too (the cleaning part). Hope your company will bring a special friend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  9. I hope that machine quiets down soon, and that Stella approves of her home! Have fun with your company!

  10. We look to the right, we loo to the left,
    We look all over the internet.
    What happened to Mogley's blog, we wonder.
    Hopefully he didn't get lost in the thunder;
    Of running paws, escaping squirrels,
    Goldfish and Kois in a barrel.

    Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver

  11. TaiChi had the same 'ability' to sleep through the appearance of the sucky machine. Of course, TaiChi could sleep through the end of the world, but that's another story. We hope that the dog treats and ball throwing abilities are up to Stella's high standards - nothing but the best for that girl! :-)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  12. Oh my goodness! A blog about goldens! I think my heart just melted in my chest... I'd love for you to stop on over and meet my golden, Nugget @ :) Happy Blogging!