Monday, December 17, 2012

A Christmas Letter....

Photo of Mogley the Paper Dog, making his morning delivery.  It has been a long time since I have blogged.    The Paw Challenged One (TPCO)  blamed me for the fleas in his computer, he called them Bugs and Viruses, but he looked straight at me when it stopped working.   He says that Golden Hair on the keyboard does not help any either.    For a while I was not allowed on the keyboard, even to nap.   I think it was the flea powder he sprinkled on the keyboard that caused all of the trouble.   But finally, things are back to normal.

We lost Emma, our cousin in October, that was a blow to us all.   She was the Senior Golden Retriever In Charge, or SGRIC.   When Jenny came back from college, she got her own place and one of the first things she wanted for her new home was a Golden Retriever.   She found Golden Retriever of the Rockies, and then took my family to one of their meetings.  That was the beginning of the Golden Days at our home.   The adoption of Emma led to Bella, then Molly and Piper and I being adopted.   And of course the over 100 fosters that have been through the house.  

We still get to see Molly and Piper, Emma's "sisters" on almost a weekly basis.    Their parents travel a lot and Molly and Piper stay overnight frequently.    That helps to keep the spirits up and the excitement going. 

I still have important work to perform every morning.    I have to fetch the morning paper from the front driveway.    My work load has doubled, they now take a second daily paper, but I have not seen an increase in treats.    My work load has doubled, but no additional compensation?  Maybe some of you can help shame them into increasing my allowance?

Since my heart problem worries everyone, except me, TPCO covers me up when I nap so I can keep warm.   I like that, it is sure comfy.    The problem is that during the night when I get up to make my rounds of the backyard to be sure no intruders are in the park, I lose my blanket.    When I come back in from the cold, no one is there to cover me up.    Maybe I just need to come back inside a little louder?

The basement is full of fish.    Apparently there is a law that once you have over 50 aquariums, you have to go in for mandatory counseling.    When someone asks how many aquariums are in the basement all they get is a mumble in reply.     He is still raising many "extinct" fish in the basement and is starting to ship them all over the world.   He has almost 1,000 angel fish ready to go to local pet shops in time for Christmas.   He says angel fish and bristlenosed plecos are his "cash crop", the rare fish take longer to grow.   He has a new line of transparent guppys, you can see through them, he thinks he can sell them to schools.  I thought that all fish swim in schools, so what is the big deal?   Apparently they are a scientific curiosity.  Anyway, it takes a lot of time and keeps him busy.  

Bella and I want to be sure that Santa knows we have been good dogs, we hung up our stockings on the fireplace mantel, hoping that we get goodies again this year.   Maybe I will get something extra for having to bring in two newspapers every day.

Below is a photo of Sarah cat.    She came as a visitor when our cousins moved to Florida for a few months.   Sarah hated Molly and Piper at her home, they were young and tried to play with her (chase in cat terms).   Here, she thinks she is just one of the dogs.    So she is staying here permanently. 

Have a Merry Christmas.

Mogley, Bella, Sarah, Mini and KeKe cat.


  1. Hi Mogley!

    I'm having hard drive problems...defective according to the tech...My Human wants to wait until after January 'cause Windows 8 is new. It's been givin' me and my Human major headaches for months. You have our sympathy!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  2. Mogley! Welcome back - we've been missing you. Thank you for the update. We are sorry to hear about Emma. Sending hugs and loves and hoping you will blog a little more again.


  3. Hi Mogley! I have missed you too. I don't know about asking for a raise for two papers, jobs are very hard to come by these days. Sarah is very pretty, she looks like my kat, Zkhat. Does she know the basement is full of fish? I hope you keep that door closed tightly.

    Happy Holidays, Mogley, and write Santa about the extra treats , see what he says.


  4. So sorry to hear about Emma! As for the whole blanket issue, we think you should bark loudly when you come back in from patrolling the perimeter, so the Paw Challenged One can get out of HIS warm bed and cover you up again so you, too, can be warm and toasty. Although it DOES sound as though TPCO has gone off the deep end (heh.. little aquarium joke there...). I mean, aren't extinct fish, erm, well, extinct? Unless he's breeding coelacanths. Which would just be creepy! Stay warm, my friend - especially since our cold weather is heading your way! It's always great to hear from you, BTW!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  5. We missed you Mogley - and we're glad to read about your newspaper delivery/pickup services. Yes, you are entitled to more treats! We're sorry to read about Emma - losing a friend is so hard.

    Wishing you and your a blessed Christmas and a happy healthy New Year.

    Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

  6. Hi Mogley.

    We are so glad to hear from you, we have missed you and hope TPCO will be able to help you blog more often in 2013.
    I think more treats should come with more papers. Possibly you may want to try leaving one of the papers halfway to show your displeasure with your treat allotment.
    We were sorry to hear about Emma, we also lost our Sophie in October to cancer. She was our first Rescue and it was her that really got us interested. We now work with As Good As Gold Rescue, fostering and doing transports and we will probably be involved as long as we are physically able to do it.
    We did adopt another Rescue from AGAG, and we have named her Emma. She is three and as sweet as can be. She was kept outside so she does not know many commands other than sit and come when she hears her name called. She has only been with us since November 19.
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

    Sheila, Bob
    Hamish & Emma

    1. So sorry to hear of your loss of Sophie. I would love to hear her story. WE had a Sophie as well that we lost In April of 2011. She was our first Golden rescue as well and got us hooked on the most wonderful breed. I will miss seeeing your sinature without Sophie as a part of it. But I am sure I will come to love Emma as well. I always enjoy your comments.
      Gus's Mom

  7. I love your blog, Mogley! Merry Christmas and best of luck with your stocking!


  8. We're so glad to hear from you but sad to hear of the loss of Emma. I'm sure that was a blow to you all.

    Mogley - you just need to come back in louder. Maybe some bells on your collar would do the trick? I cover up my dogs just like that, even though they have no excuse like you do. We all hope that you stay healthy.

    I'm pretty sure that there are 49 aquaria down in the basement.

  9. So good to hear from you, Mogley!

  10. Mogley, I can't tell you how good it is to see that sweet face. I like your Dad was worried about your heart, and was afraid something might have happened. You are as handsome as ever. Please give Bella a hug and I sure do look forward to hearing from you more often. You were so missed!
    So sorry to hear about sweet Emma. I know she is missed.

  11. We missed you a lot Mogley. So sorry to hear about your dear cousin Emma :( We lost our sweet Farley in January of this year and understand how much it hurts.

    If you would like to start a petition for a pay increase for your paper route, please put our names on it!

    Merry Christmas :)

  12. Hi Y'all!

    Just stopped to wish you a wonderful and blessed family Christmas.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  13. We really missed Mogley a lot! He's really a fine cute dog. Thank you for being active blogging again. It's really been awhile my friend.

  14. Sending lots of love and kisses to Emma!