Friday, July 30, 2010

Because I Will Never Have "Enough" Time With Him...

When I am old...
I will wear soft gray sweatshirts
and a bandana over my silver hair...
and I will spend my social security checks on wine and my dogs.
I will sit in my house on my well-worn chair and listen to my dogs'

I will sneak out in the middle of a warm summer night
and take my dogs for a run, if my old bones will allow....
When people come to call, I will smile and nod as I show them my dogs...and
talk of them and about them...the ones so beloved of the past and the ones
so beloved of today....

I will still work hard cleaning after them, mopping
and feeding them and whispering their names in a
soft loving way. I will wear the gleaming sweat on my
throat, like a jewel, and I will be an embarrassment to all...
especially my family...who have not yet found the peace
in being free to have dogs as your best friends....

These friends who always wait, at any hour, for your footfall...
and eagerly jump to their feet out of a sound sleep, to
greet you as if you are a God. With warm eyes full of adoring love and hope
that you will always stay.....I'll hug their big strong necks....I'll kiss their dear sweet heads
and whisper in their very special company....

I look in the mirror and see I am getting old....
This is the kind of person I am...
and have always been. Loving dogs is easy;
they are part of me. Please accept me for who I am.
My dogs appreciate my presence in their lives;
they love my presence in their lives......
When I am old this will be important to me;
you will understand when you are old...
if you have dogs to love too.

Author Unknown

Have a Great Weekend!


Calhoun's Momma

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Me and Nikki be thankful fur Momma's flowers dat tastes oh so yummy...
Momma says we gots pretty smiles!

Dat big doofus, Calhoun, be lovin' his hole! Momma and Daddy not be lovin' his hole...

Happy Thursday efurrybody!



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Da Days o' Puddles Duddles

In honor of Puddles' flair for da dramatic, we present her very own soap opera!

Puddles starts her day heading to da office to works hard for da treats. But by night she be ready to PARTAY!!

So she be puttin' on her PARTAY clothes and hangin' out wif da likes o' dese characters!!!

Den froms across da room she spots a tall dark and handsome stranger. She gives him dat look dat says "Hey buy mes a beer!" .

Da next thing you know there are some "indiskreshuns" happening. She's found her soul mate like our Gubernor...

Da next morning, she be feelin' ruff...

Wif hers eyes all swole up...

But wut do she be discoverin' 'cept that tall dark stranger wasn't that much of a stranger after all. She been lookin' through dem beer goggles.
He be...


So Puddles, let dis be you's roast and you's intervention. Happy Birfday girl!
Have fun... but not too much fun!!
Your Neighbors,
The Heartbeats

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Thank Dogness! Momma and Daddy are home for a while. They returned from Charleston SC. Here is a picture...

So anyways, Nikki here to say hello. I don't get to talk much because I, frankly, have a condition called Attention Deficit Disorder according to Momma and Daddy. I am incredibly **SQUIRREL!** intelligent but get distracted easily. As you know I belong to Dogs for Autism but my home is with Momma and Daddy. I take care of Lucy Mae because sometimes she doesn't listen and I have to herd her back to Momma and Daddy. I also enjoy taking competitive obedience classes with Momma. This helps me focus my attention. Here is me on my way to class.

I try VERY hard to be a good girl but sometimes I focus on the wrong thing like an imaginary toy in the couch cushion. I even dug through the cushion to find that toy. I know it was there. OOOHHH falling leaf.... Ahem, oh sorry. I also like to focus on catching frisbees.
People are also very interesting to me. I really, really enjoy people and never miss an opportunity to sniff. I also give the sweetest little kisses with just the tip of my tongue.
So thanks for reading about me. It's really tough being the only Germie in a Boxer house but Calhoun and Lucy are very good to me and **BIRD!!** teach me how to have fun.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

First Awardie!!

We got an AWARD from Lucy's Human. YAY! The rules are
  1. Thank the blogger who gave it to you: THANK YOU LUCY'S HUMAN & LUCY!!!!
  2. Tell 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass it on to 10 bloggers who you think are fantastic.

Seven Things:

  • Calhoun likes to eat cheese.
  • Nikki likes to eat fruit.
  • Lucy likes to eat EVERYTHING!!
  • Harry likes to curl up in tight places.
  • Lilly likes to play with Momma's hair thingys.
  • Calhoun has bad knees and has had entropion surgery on his eye.
  • Lucy didn't know how to play when she came to our house.

We proudly pass this award on to those bloggies that inspy-red us to start our own!

Thank you friends for enriching our life- kinda like noms!

Wags & Wiggles,


Monday, July 12, 2010

The Tourney

THIS is who my Daddy fought in his tournament...

AND this...

Okays maybe not but he was real brave and real good evens though he not win. He still da biggest, strongest Daddy to me! He even fought a boy 10 years younger den hims by accident! Ders a big difference between 25 and 34 Momma says!

Dis be what we did while Momma and Daddy was gone! SLEEP! Our sitter was real good and we spent lots of quality*** time wif hers.

***Quality: verb. to hold down Britney and licks her to death

It was very tirings cuz we still sleeped afters Momma and Daddy be homes!!!

Naptime! Bye,

Lucy Mae

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Boys Will Be Boys!?!

Lucy Mae here!
Living in dis house I learn quickly dat boys are crazy! I tries very much to be a lady. Here is Daddy (WHAT IS HE WEARING?) teaching Calhoun the fine art of wrestling.
Daddy's real good at it too 'cuz we help him! In fact, we have a sitter this weekend cuz he's competin' in 'Lanta. Last time dis sitter came, she tried to take a baff and I lickded her butt when she leaned over to run water!! HEHEHEHE- Puddles prolly be proud o dat! Who knows what we got planned for her dis weekend... mwhahahahaha!

WHAT!?! Girls just wanna have fun too. I still a lady!

Well- it be Monday afore you hear from us again! We'll have some stories to tell I am sure! Enjoys da weekend!

Lucy Mae

(aka DucyMaeMae, Twinkletoes, BabyGirl)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Welcome to Our Blog!!

We are furry excited to introduce our family to you. We've been following a ton of blogs including MaxMom (We miss you Max!) to The Thundering Herd & The Chronicle of Woos and then we found that Puddles Duddles Rainwater is our neighbor!


Oh no, we aren't THAT neighbor. Our Mom & Dad love us to bits! We are furry lucky! Mom & Dad live by the words of Paula Deen. She says that heartbeats make a home!

The Heartbeats include...

It all started when Mom got a cat named Harry. Harry is a wild and crazy kitteh that spent time on the streets but he's kind of a momma's boy.

Six months later, she rescued Lilly. Lilly is blind-ish and very sweet but rules the house with an iron paw! AND has needle sharp claws!!!

THEN, Mom's "boyfriend at the time" decided he wanted a dog- a puppy! Surprisingly, puppies were a lot of work. You have to feed them and stuff! Duh! To make a long story short, this is where I came in. My name is Calhoun. I picked Mom because she loved me more and Mom ditched "boyfriend at the time". I had Mom all to myself for a long time!

I am my Momma's heart dog forever and always. She trained me up to be a Therapy Dog! Who knew a hard-headed Boxer Bulldog mix could be TRAINED?

Mom met Dad, fell in luuuuvvv and they got hitched.
BUT not before they rescued...

a sweet little girl name Lucy Mae! Somebody tied this poor thing to a gas
meter and fed her "occasionally"!!

She LOVES her Daddy like I love my Momma!


Thank dogness I am willing to humor her ideas!

We got involved with Dogs for Autism. The first dog we had decided he didn't really want to be a working dog.

Then we got Nikki! She is full of energy which is good cuz she'll have puppies that will grow up to be service dogs one day!

So that's us- ~~The Heartbeats~~ !
We are very lucky to have Mom & Dad and they are lucky to have us!
Thanks to Puddles for encouraging us to start this. We hope you'll visit us because we have tons of adventures from hiking to swimming to training. Mom is gonna have to figure this bloggin' thing so be patient. Computers make her say bad words...
The Heartbeats