10. I made a best friend! (Dakota was my sister Angel Abby's best friend too. Momma is so glad that we are friends!)
|Dakota has taught me how to be an excellent boxer! I punch Momma all the time!|
9. I got to eat a lot of Frosty Paws!
8. I survived meeting Bernie Bin Laden.
|...even though he tried to bury me in this hole.|
7. I got a long-distance boyfriend. (I recently found out though that he weighs half of what I weigh... Disconcerting.)
|Ain't he the cutest?!|
6. I went to the beach about 8000 times! (Okay, maybe 200 times...but in "dog times" that's 8000 times!)
5. I got to go on a bunch of fun vacations with Momma and Daddy!
|We went to the dessert... (although this looks like the mountains)|
|...and the mountains...(although this looks like a field of flowers)|
|...and to Grandma's house! (Although this looks like a lake.)|
|Oh, is this your spot, Momma? The guest room's available...|
3. I had a fabulous Christmas.... except for these silly hats Momma kept trying to put on me.
|Can we just do the present thing now?|
2. I found out what a Flying Dutchman is, and I got to eat a bunch of them!!
1. I found my FUREVER home!
|Me and my pawrents!|
I think Momma had a good year too. Although I know she and Daddy were said cuz my angel sister, Abby, became my angel sister. Abby getting her wings meant there was room for me to come and live with Momma and Daddy. I waited for months at the shelter for Momma and Daddy to be ready for me! MONTHS!
My angel sister watches out for me! She helped me find this fabulous furever home, after all! (I have her and my other angel sister, Bailey, to thank for that, cuz Momma and Daddy say I look just like a mix of the two of them!)
After quitting smoking, I no longer sat on the patio devouring novel after novel. At that time I was reading probably five to six books weekly. (I would read while doing everything, makeup, cooking, walking...) When my husband died, I stopped reading books altogether...reading only magazines, specific pet journals and the Readers Digest. When someone suggested What the Dog Ate by Jackie Bouchard, I figured it would probably just be another novel I purchased then gave away. I have DEVOURED this book, laughing out loud, turning pages as fast as I could speed through Maggie's story and the best thing of all, I was PISSED when the story ended....looking vainly through the couple of blank pages after the last "." thinking maybe, just maybe there was another chapter hidden away (in very very small print). I cannot tell you what a joy it was not only to read a book again, but to read one that was so delightful and had characters you liked and believed in. I truly think that Maggie and Kona are continuing to live their lives (and I won't give away how) in joyful anticipation of the next chapters....I'm only sorry I won't be reading about it...unless? unless?? Well, one can only hope that Ms. Bouchard has more in store for us and soon. And if it isn't more about Maggie...well then, bring it on, whatever and whoever it is about.
Oh, wait, sorry... Momma is wrestling the 'pooter away from me...
Jackie here - thanks to everyone who followed the blog this year and checked in for both the sadness (it was a rough start to the year, losing Abby on January 10th after her courageous fight against bone cancer) and the silliness. Mostly a lot of silliness. And thanks to everyone who read my book and let me know that they enjoyed it. It really does mean the world!