Hi everyone it’s Millie & Walter here. We have lots to tell you about our dates today but first we want to let you know that Millie is back to her old self. I, Millie, really was only out of sorts for about a day. After that I forgot all about that dumb stick up my nose. Thanks to everyone for all the thoughts and prayers.
Now on to our dates. Even before Tommy asked Millie to be his date Walter was already thinking of taking Tui on a romantic date to Paris. Tommy said he wouldn’t mind making it a double date and serving as our guide and interpreter too. We picked up Tui and dashed across the big pond in our private jet. Tommy met us at the airport and we were off to the big city.
Hey Millie, I’ll race you to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
See you at the top Tommy!
We went all the way to the top to enjoy the view and see where we were going next.
We’re getting hungry. Can we stop to eat?
Oh Walter you are always hungry.
Next up was a beautiful walk along the river Seine. There are so many bridges to walk under and beautiful buildings to see. Along the way we stopped for a bite to eat at one of the cute cafés. After a while we crossed over one of the bridges to head to our next destination.
Hey Tommy do you think it’d be okay to leave some pee mail on this statue?
No Walter. In France we are more dignified than that.
We enjoyed some time touring the grounds and even went inside to look at all the beautiful art work too. There was so much to see there. After this visit Walter wanted to take Tui to visit the Pont des Art bridge.
I put your name on that purple lock Tui.
Oh Walter that is so romantic!
This is one of the “love lock” bridges in Paris. For those of you who know what that is, here’s the story. A couple writes their names on a padlock and locks it onto the bridges. They then throw the key into the Seine River as a symbol of their undying love. I hope you don’t think I’m being too forward Tui?
To finish the day we all boarded a barge for a dinner cruise on the Seine.
Thanks for a great day in Paris Tommy.
My pleasure Millie. I hope you come back to visit me someday.
We all had an amazing day and were sad to have to say goodbye to Tommy. We also got to meet his mother who he calls #1. She was very nice and invited us to her home for another time. We would love to meet the rest of Tommy’s family.
We hopped on our jet and made our way back to Tui’s home before it was past her curfew. Mom and dad were happy to see us and hear all about our big date in Paris too. We were exhausted and told them they will have to wait until tomorrow because all we wanted to do was sleep.
Thanks to Sarge for hosting Date Day. We all had a great time. Make sure if you posted about your date to leave a comment for Sarge to be entered in his contest.
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Posted in Black & White, Black & White Sunday, Blogville, breed, Date Day, Dogs, Family, Friends, Pets, Photography, tagged Black & White Sunday, boxer, dog, lab, Photography, shepherd on May 18, 2014|
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We’re getting ready for date day. Hey Tui there is a hint in this picture for where we are going. You may have to click on the image to make it big to see the hint. Millie is letting us double date with her and Tommy tomorrow.
We are participating in the Black & White Sunday blog hop.
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Posted in Date Day, Dogs, Family, Friends, gardening, Pets, Power of the Paw, shrubs, Vets, zoomies, tagged power of the paw, vet visit, zoomies on May 15, 2014|
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Hi everyone it’s Millie here. Well do I have a tale to tell. Yesterday Walter and I were having our usual fun time snoopervising dad while he worked in the garden. We were getting ready to come in after a couple of hours outside but decided to get in one last round of zoomies.
Next thing dad knows I come running out from the shrubbery sneezing my nose off with blood spewing out too. He calmed me down and called mom out to help him figure out what was going on. Well they couldn’t tell if I just hit my nose on something or if maybe something was stuck up my nose so they decided to call the vet. Of course it was lunch time and all of the vets were on their break but after a couple of phone calls Dr. Cooperman said she would come back early from her lunch to see me. It was less than an hour wait.
By this time I had calmed down and was resting. After all, I had just been playing outside for a couple of hours and was ready for a nap. When I woke up and got ready to go to the vets I started sneezing all over again and was spewing more blood. It wasn’t lots of blood but it was still a bit of a mess. Mom and I hopped in the car for the 2 minute drive to the vet.
The first thing the vet tried to do was stick this ↑ thingy up my nose. I didn’t mind much when she was poking around my left nostril, but there was no way she was sticking that thing up the right side. Little did I know that that would land me a trip to the back room. I said goodbye to my mom and when I got in the back they stuck me with a needle and I got very sleepy. This time I really couldn’t resist when the vet stuck a bigger scope thing up my nose but I’m kind of glad she did because look what she found! OUCH!
Stick found in Millie’s nose
Mom came back and picked me up after about an hour. I was sent home with some pain pills and some antibiotics to make sure that nasty stick didn’t give me any bad bugs. I was still very sleepy from the drugs they gave me so we all decided to take a nap.
Millie with an ice bag pillow
The vet recommended to ice my nose to keep any swelling down so while we were napping I got to have an ice bag for a pillow. I’m feeling much better after my nap and dinner and haven’t been sneezing any more. Mom and dad have already told us that we won’t be doing much playing for a couple of days to make sure my nose heals okay. Don’t worry Tommy I’ll be fine for our date on Monday.
If you wouldn’t mind I could use some power of the paw just to make sure everything heals okay. Thanks friends.
Notes from mom: It appears that Millie impaled her nose on a piece of hydrangea. Since it is early in the growing season this hydrangea hasn’t leafed out much. It is still kind of woody and we think that when she ran by it she happened to jam a piece up her nose.
This is what the hydrangea looks like when it is all leafed out and in bloom. It also isn’t as easy to run through when it is so full.
I’m very glad we decided to take Millie to the vet. Millie is a very stoic dog and never pawed at her nose as most dogs would have done with a foreign object stuck up there. You could tell when you listened to her breathing that it sounded a bit wheezy too so I suspected there might be something stuck in there. The vet said she was lucky to have such a long nose because a dog with a shorter snout might have had the stick go through and poke into her eye (yuck!)
A big thanks to Dr. Cooperman and the staff at Clark Animal Care for getting us in right away and taking great care of our special girl. Hopefully we won’t have this happen again but the way these two like to chase each other through the shrubbery there is no guarantee. Charlie will be going out and trimming back any pieces of the hydrangea that might be hazardous so we can do our best to minimize any future disasters. I know everyone out there will be putting their paws together to help Millie heal and I just want to thank you all now for that too.
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Posted in birthday, Blogville, Chipmunk, contest, Critters, Date Day, Dogs, Family, Friends, Happy Birthday, Nature, Pets, video on May 12, 2014|
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Hi everyone it’s Millie here. First I want to thank everyone for the fantastic birthday wishes. I’m also thrilled to have gotten three proposals for date day and have accepted the offer from Tommy. Sorry Otto and Arty maybe next event we can get together. I’m very excited to be going on a date with Tommy since he lives in France which we all know is the best place to be a dog.
Today Oz the Terrier is hosting a Limerick Day Contest so we thought we would give it a try. It fits perfectly with our Mischief Monday theme too.
The Mischief Maker
Around our yard we have lots of chipmunks. When we run out to the yard we make a bee line where they usually hang out but have not been able to catch one yet. They are very fast and can run and hide in small holes (like our drain pipe).
Chippie ready to run up the drain pipe
I, Millie am always on watch for them when I’m inside the house. They do tease me a lot. Here is a video of me watching one. He is lucky that I’m inside the house or he would be toast.
If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.
Now here is my limerick inspired by that video.
There once was a dog named Millie
Who thought chipmunks were oh so silly
When they scurried about
It made Millie shout
And jump around like a filly
Keeping track of that Chippie is exhausting!
Chippie watching can be very tiring. I’m glad our windows go down low and have a nice ledge to rest my head on. One of these days that chipmunks luck is bound to run out don’t you think?
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