Monday, March 31, 2008


Hey Everydoggy,

It's official....our Mom is a slacker. I don't know what her problem is lately. Something about spring cleaning, yard work and the little biped's birthday coming up soon. There's almost no time for me to dictate my blog entries to her and certainly she's been lazy reading everydoggies blogs to me.
She even had the nerve to go away for the weekend. For those of you that were guessing, the answer was New York City. Mom said her friends and her had a great time even though they met a not-so-nice bus driver (long story). Mom said she even say a husky when they walked through Greenwich Village. Woo woo!!!!

Thanks for all your concern about Dad and his "home improvement projects". The house and us remained in one piece. Thank Dogness!

I'm off to claw mom into visiting some of my friends blogs.....until next time....

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Friday, March 28, 2008

Guess Where Mom's Going

Hey Puppers!

At dinner tonight, Mom and Dad were talking about her upcoming trip. She's apparently going for just one night with a few girlfriends. The little biped asked if she could go with, but was told that it's a ladies' trip only. I still don't know where Mom will be going to tomorrow, but they decided they should give me some clues so that I could guess. I need help everydoggy's help...

Clue #1) This city was the setting of at least three very popular sitcoms that aired at various times while Mom and Dad were in their late teens and twenties. The characters in these three sitcoms were all single and in their thirties. All but one of the characters were yuppies.

Clue #2) There are over 500,000 dog owners in this city.

Clue #3) It is the host-city for one of the most well-known events with TV commentary by Ron Reagan.

Clue #4) At least one of our blogging friends lives in here.

Let me know where you think my Mom is going. We're really going to miss her here, even if it is only 36 hours that she'll be gone.

Puppy Slurps, Canyon

Pee Ess - Dad wants me to tell you that the house won't fall apart without Mom. In fact, he will even be doing some home improvement projects while Mom is gone. Yeah, that can't be good!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Ok, almost wordless....Mom took this picture of me looking very worried. Why am I worried you ask??? Well, I overheard mom talking to our doggy sitter friend, Megan, on the phone. She was talking about hotels and leaving at 6AM on Saturday!!!!!!

Where is my mom going??????

How long will she be gone????

Will she be coming back??????

I think I need to hide the little biped so she has to come back!

The house is likely to fall apart with Dad in charge!!!!!


Puppy Slurps, Canyon

Monday, March 24, 2008

Hoppy Bunny Day!

Hey Everydoggy!

Sorry this is a day late but my humans were so busy with the little biped this weekend that there was no time for them to take the dictation of my blog. According to the pictures I saw the little biped spent her time chasing after bright colored eggs filled with stuff. Apparently she thought it was lots of fun! And here's the answer to everypups question.......yes, we got SNOW on Saturday!

This is what mom and the little biped did on Saturday afternoon.....
Looks yummy, huh? Well, I am sad to announce we didn't get to try any of it.

Then, the little biped came home from Grandma's house with lots more candy and chocolate and once again we didn't get to have any!

We didn't even get to catch the Easter bunny......I'm thinking Easter is a holiday that's not much fun for doggies!
Oh, and by the way, thank you all for the well wishes on my arthritis. Dr. Horst and my humans seem to have come up with a combination of medicines that keeps me comfortable. I will have to go see Dr. Horst for a blood work-up in a month or so to make sure the Rimadyl is not doing any damage to my liver. It really sucks getting old!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Friday, March 21, 2008

Dreaming of Snow

Hey Pups,

We have now passed the first day of Spring and Easter is in 2 days. I thought more snow would be a wish not meant to come true.....but look at this overnight forecast!

Today's Forecast Discussion: A quick moving storm system increases our cloud cover overnight. Low pressure will also bring the opportunity of light snow overnight and into Saturday with accumulations of a coating to an inch. The system will be fighting dry air in the beginning and then above freezing temperatures during the day and a warm ground. A cold start to your Easter Sunday (morning temperatures in the 30's) with afternoon highs near 42 under breezy partly cloudy skies.

Ok, so a coating to an inch isn't much....but it's still SNOW! Until then I will be dreaming of the fluffy white stuff!
Kisses, Sky boy

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Reading Pet Expo

Hey Pups,

This past weekend was the Reading Pet Expo. Mapaw had a booth set up to advertise our foster dogs that need furever homes and for fundraising efforts. Kelsey normally goes to the Meet and Greets so people can see that huskies don't just come in black and white. Mom and Dad recently decided she shouldn't go to these anymore because of her arthritis pain (she's been on Tramadol, an opiate, as needed in addition to Rimadyl for about a week and it's helping her; however, she probably would rather not deal with strange people and kids all day). Canyon wasn't scheduled to attend because he is shy with new people. So, Saturday and Sunday were supposed to be my days to go out with the family.

Saturday came around and everyone was getting ready. Canyon started running around the house whimpering. Mom took pity on him and decided he could go along to the Meet and Greet. here we are in the Sibe Vibe ready to leave.

We dropped the little biped at Dama's and Paw-paw's before going on our road trip... When we got there, I got to where the Donation Dog vest. People can stick money in the pocket so we can help foster dogs like Bravo and Dunkin who need medication for eye issues. Bravo is a 8 or 9 month old puppy who has cataracts. He's looking for a furever home and may need surgery at some point. Dunkin is a 9 year old senior found near a donut shop who has glaucoma and needs eye drops every day. Both of these guys were at the event this weekend and I got to spend some time with them.
Me in the donation vest

Bravo (left) and Dunkin

Sunday, I got to go by myself. The little biped went along for the day and spent some of the day visiting other rescues' booths, in the petting zoo, watching dog dancing, seeing pot-bellied pigs and enjoying the company of Nana and Pop at the event. It was cute how she kept making sure everyone who pet me knew I was "her" dog. She would pet me and hug me and was even laying on me. It was good Canyon didn't go along this trip because there were plenty of other Mapaw dogs there. Besides Bravo and Dunkin, there were two other Mapaw fosters - Rocky Munch and Sage. Here's some pictures of them.

Sage (top) and Bravo.

Rocky Munch (left) and I meet

The weekend was a big success. There were lots of people there. Last year was the first year this event was put on and it snowed on Friday night into Saturday morning. Turnout last year wasn't very good because of the bad weather. This year was a much better turnout and there were people definitely interested in learning how to adopt a Mapaw dog.

We also got to see friends from Harnessed to Hope and DelVal, our partners in the Hike N' Howl event to be held this fall.

Overall, I had a great weekend at the Reading Pet Expo, but now I'm very tired and enjoying rest and relaxation.

Kisses, Sky boy

Pee Ess: Please stop by Sashaville, and leave your respects to her humans. Sasha, lost her battle with cancer today. She was just diagnosed yesterday and had fluid around her heart also. Very sad woos coming from all of us here.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Kiss Me I'm Irish!

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Long Live the King!

Hey Pups!

It's me, Sky! I've become top dog in this kingdom. The Queen and the Annoying one, or should we call him "Court Jester"?, have been doing a good job of getting into trouble this week. The annoying one even had the audacity to misbehave the day before his birthday. Stoopid, Stoopid, Stoopid!

First I will share the pictures of Canyon's destruction (Mom's even considering making him go to his great during the day again)
These were the dinosaurs the little biped brought home from Grandma's house. They had been mom's when she was little. In all fairness though, mom was not totally upset with Canyon, she did tell the little biped she shouldn't have left them on the floor. Mom knew it was him because he can't act innocent for anything. STOOPID! He chewed the heads, tails, and feet off. Khrya says these were dinosaurs from the Plasticene Age, Ha roo rooo rooo roooo!

This was the sight when mom came home early on Thursday!

Apparently the Queen likes to sort through the little biped socks....I wonder if she found any matches? She didn't chew any of them, just took them out of a laundry basket and scattered them.

So, in light of all these events, this is the new position I have chosen.

It's good to be King! But being King is hard work and very tiring...
Just goes to prove once again that I am the BEST DOG IN THE WORLD!

I also learned I get to go to the Greater Reading Pet Expo today and tomorrow to help support MaPaw. I will get to wear a vest and walk around, doing my best to get my human subjects to donate their money to MaPaw to help other huskies like me. I'll give you all a pupdate on the event when I recooperate. I will be very tired. I get to go with mom and dad because they say Kelsey Ann is too cranky and Canyon acts like too much of a spaz around new people.

Kisses, Sky boy

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Happy Barkday to my Forever Puppy!

Note to all: I allowed mom to write this post tonight since she promised me extra special treats and snuggles, Kelsey Ann



Everyone's favorite huskador on his adoption day!

Hi All!

I am happy to announce our "little" puppy Canyon is now two years old. Canyon is the first puppy I have ever raised and we couldn't have asked for a better "best friend" for our daughter. We decided to keep him and failed foster puppy transport because our daughter immediately took to him and they were, right away, like two peas in a pod. She calls him her best friend all the time, it is SOOOO sweet. We are so happy we've been able to give him a loving forever home after the early beginnings he had.

Canyon is a wonderful blend of Siberian husky and Labrador retriever, hence the huskador title. The Siberian side of him is ultra playful. He has been a great companion for Sky. Kelsey Ann was getting to old to want to play with Sky and Canyon has filled that role well. The Labrador side of him is loyal and easy-going. It is nice to have one dog who wants to be with you all the time. Canyon sleeps in bed with me every night when Dad is away on business. The Labrador in him also allows him to alert us when there is someone outside, which the two non-territorial huskies in this house would never do!

As much as Kelsey complains about Canyon, he is a wonderful dog and we couldn't have asked for a better addition to our family. We hope he has many more happy years here and our daughter has her "puppy" to love and care for. I know he will always be my puppy!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Today's Trip

Mom and Dad promised I would get to go somewhere to see prey today. This morning when I woke up, I was really sore. It's the worst it has ever been. I was doing a lot of crying and was really cranky with everyone! I got my Rimadyl in the morning with breakfast. This week, I was alternating between two doses and one dose each day as we try and find the lowest effective dose. Yesterday was a one dose day. It helped some, but I was still really sore.

The bipeds left around 11:30 this morning. The little biped went to Dama's and Paw-paw's while Mom and Dad went to the toy store to buy some birthday presents for the little biped (her birthday will be in May). When they came back, I made sure they noticed I was still really sore. They took pity on me and gave me another dose of medicine. They weren't sure if I should go on the trip, but decided some exercise might be good to help stretch out some of the soreness.

Around 4 today, we got in the Sibe Vibe and took a ride to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. The picture to the left is of me once we got there and we were unloaded out of the car.

As we started down the trail, it appeared that there was a lot of snow on the fields. There were a lot of people standing and looking at this snow. As we got closer, I realized that the snow was moving around some and even seemed to be flying away! Then I noticed some sounds coming from the snow! Wait... this must not be snow. This must be the prey that Mom and Dad were talking about! It was snow geese and tundra swans. Here's some pictures of what we saw.

Me and the little biped - see the geese flying in the background

The tundra swans

Thousands of geese

Unfortunately, Mom and Dad kept me on a leash the whole time, so I couldn't go chasing them. (In reality, I didn't feel up to it). Dad tried to help me get into the car after the short walk and I was so sore I didn't want to be touched. I ended up biting his hand because I was scared it would hurt. The walk helped me feel better, I just was having a very bad day. Tomorrow, Dad's going to call Dr. Horst to see about getting some other kind of medicine for really bad days. He had suggested that opiates may be available for severe pain. But, even though I was very sore - I had a great time looking at the birds and spending time with the bipeds without Sky and the Annoying One.

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

(I'll share more pics later, blogger was being tempermental like me tonight!)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Arch Nemesis Returns

Hey Everydoggy,
I would like to share some bad and good news with you all. I'll start with the tragic news.
A few weeks ago, Mom noticed that the hoses on the vacuum cleaner were torn. She and Dad had to take it to the service center at the retailer for repairs. Four years ago when they got the vacuum, they also got the service plan. This means this repair was covered. When Dad dropped it off, he even talked the man at the store into replacing the electrical cord Canyon had chewed when he was a dumb puppy(Dad repaired it so it was safe, but it was held together with wire nuts and electrical tape).

We were really enjoying the house as it started to fill up with husky hair over the last two weeks, but today the Dyson returned. So, tonight we all had to run away when Mom started it up to clean up the floors. What a downer...

The good news is that I got a Royal Red Carpet since I'm the Queen! Dr. Horst had suggested carpet runners may be helpful to me on the hardwood floors. Mom thought she would test this theory and bought a runner for the hallway and one to put at my food dish so that I won't slip when I'm eating. The one at the food dish is my Royal Red Carpet. Here's a picture.

You can see I am not totally convinced of this theory yet. Mom says in time I will get used to my carpet and put all my feety feet on it.

More good news! I overheard mom and dad talking about taking the little biped somewhere special tomorrow. They are taking her to see something that only happens during this time of year. They also talked about taking me along because they said "Kelsey is the least prey-driven of all of them and the other two got to go to the playdate two weeks ago". Woo Hoo! Car ride! Hmmm...I wonder what we are going to see that mom and dad would have to worry about us hunting prey????? Any ideas????

Until tomorrow, Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

(dreaming tonight of bunnies, opossums and other little furry things. Yum!)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Life is Good!

Does it get any better than this???
Puppy slurps, Canyon

Monday, March 3, 2008

Read Across America Day!

Hey Everydoggy!

I know you haven't heard from me for awhile. The boys have been hogging the blog while I've been trying to rest and let my new medicine work. But now I am back and feeling great!

Today was a special day in schools across America. It was Read Across America day in honor of Dr.Seuss's birthday. His birthday was really yesterday, March 2, but kids don't have school on Sundays so they celebrated today. We think Dr. Seuss books are really silly. Some of our favorites are:

Green Eggs and Ham: all about not judging foods before you try them
The Lorax: about being kind to our environment
How the Grinch Stole Christmas: a story about the true giving spirit of Christmas

We'd like to direct you back to a blog post we did in October. This is how bedtime goes at our house.

I leave you tonight with a quote by Dr. Seuss:

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

Good night and sleep tight, doggies!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

(Now go read to your bipeds!)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Super Husky Spill Control

Hey Pups!

For lunch today, the little biped had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a glass of grape juice. She was doing pretty well and hadn't made too much of a mess after having eaten three-quarters of the sandwich...

Then, she knocked over her juice cup and the grape juice went flying. Several years ago, Dad removed all the carpet because there was nice hardwood floors underneath. I knew carpet stains wouldn't be an issue. However, the dining area and the living room area are adjacent and there is an over-sized chair that is off-white with red flowers about five feet from the dining table. This chair is behind the little biped's chair and the juice droplets were heading in that direction. I knew I needed to think and move fast. This was a job for Super Sky.

I jumped up and leaped across the room in a single bound to place myself between the flying grape juice and the off-white chair. The chair was saved, but I got hit. Mom wanted to get pictures of me right away with the juice all over me, but Dad rolled his eyes at her and said they needed to clean up first and she and I could just tell the story. As it turned out, the juice stained my white fur, so there are some pictures to prove my bravado.

See the spots on my leg?

And on my nose?

Sometimes you just have to take one for the team.

Kisses, Sky

(SMS Members- no, this was not AGJ, this was Children's GJ, no little bipeds were intoxicated during today's events!)