Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Missing the LaLa, but Now I Gotta Job to Do!

It's been a couple of days and I'm still wondering where Sissy LaLa is. It must be a good vacation, cuz he's still gone for a very very long time. The first few days he left, I was kinda sad.

The beans left this bed here. It has all of his monkey toys in it and his blankie and leash.

When they came home and left Grady at bye-byes, I smelled his bed and it smelled funny. I tried to rub my face on it like I do all the smelly stuff outside, so I could figure out what happened to my brudda.

What did you do with my Sissy LaLa?

Everytime I ask the beans where he's at, they tell me he will come home someday, but that Grady is in a better place. Of course, they take him to a better place??! Why can't I be there? I obviously have lots more research to do to find out where this better place is and find out when he's coming back.

Then the next day, we got a really nice basket of pretty flowers. The beans read me the card, which was from one of my friends at the doctor's. It was very pretty and it too smelled really nice, but I couldn't reach it so I could rub my face on it. I just smelled them from afar. It still didn't tell me where Grady went though.

Later on, I went and laid next to Grady's bed and toys. I wanted to visit him and thought I'd wait here for when he comes back. They won't let me play with his toys. I guess they are waiting for him to get back too?

Where did he go? And why did he leave me with the beans? Where is this "better place" and can I drive there?

Even Ms Kitty is wondering where he went. She comes out of hiding in the bedroom all the time and goes up to the momma bean and yells, "meeeeeoooooowwwwwwwww!" Which I think in Kitty Speak means...."where is that other doggie?!" I'm pretty sure she's hoping Grady doesn't come back. Or maybe she's asking when it's my turn to leave? That Kitty is EVIL!

OMG! Don't tell me....She's right behind me, isn't she?!!!!!!?!!!!!!

Kitty went up to the bed a couple of times too and sniffed and rubbed her face on it too. I had to go back and make sure she didn't do anything weird to Grady's smell. While I was there, I thought maybe if I bring Grady a toy, he will come back? So, I took one of my toys that he gave me from a trial over to his bed and tried to get him to play with it. But, he wouldn't play. I still don't know where the heck he is! But at this point, I'm wondering if he's ever gonna come home?

Then, I remembered what Grady told me on our walk the day he left. He was going to go away on a very long journey and I had to do alot of things for him. He said it's the most important job ever and only a very special Queen Dumbass like me can handle such tough responsibilities. I'm still not allowed to say what he told me to do, but here's a few samples of the things I have to do....

Keep the corner of the couch warm. This is the Daddy Beans favorite spot and when he's not there, Grady would make sure he kept it warm for when Daddy Bean came back. Now, I am keeping it warm.

Look cute. Still trying to master Grady's monkey face look, but he showed me this move and it seems to work well.

And be sure to look silly too. This one is easy. I can do this one all day. And look...multi-tasking. Keeping the corner warm AND looking silly!

Make sure da bunnies don't come in the house. I have to make sure to watch the front AND the back now. Grady and I used to take turns, so now it's even tougher trying to watch two spots at once.

And most importantly, keep the snuggle spot on the Momma Bean nice and warm... He used to lay here every night before bed. I don't mind doing it now. I also have to keep her warm at nite-nites. She must get cold very easily.

Enjoy the sunshine with the beans too. I always did this too, but it's more important I do it now.

But, even though I still have lots more to do, I do still miss that Sissy LaLa.

The beans took me out the other day. We took the Momma Bean out for her favorite yummies...frozen yogurt....and I got to go with them and visit with other peoples that were there. It felt good to get out of the house. I think the Beans thought so too.

Then yesterday, it was some day called Remormial Memorial Day and they had some friends come over for some yummy food on that big fire thingy.  They had 3 little girls come over and play with me and we had great fun running and playing red light green light in the yard. They brought over hula hoops and I got to play while they did a funny dance with them. They ate snacks and gave me nom noms. We played hide and seek and I was always the first to find them. It was the happiest I had been since Grady left. I don't know if he'll ever come back, but hangin out with these peeps made me smile and almost forget my brudda was gone.

It was so much fun makin friends, but boy is that exhausting.

Even though LaLa is gone, and I don't think he's coming back, I'm starting to get back to my normal self again. This morning, things felt a little different. Like, I knew he wasn't coming back and knew he's not hurting no mores and like I felt ok with it.

I wasn't eating the past couple of days. Not how I normally eat. I was worried that Grady might come home and be hungry, so I'd take a bite of my din-dins and drop some in the living room for me to eat, but would leave the rest of the din-dins in my bowl, just in case he was hungry when he came back. But, after a lil bit, I realized I was hungry and he wasn't here, so I'd eat it and promised I'd save the next din-dins for him later. Well, after a few days of trying to leave him din-dins, this morning I decided to eat it all by myself. And boy, it was  YUMMY!!!

And sure enough, just as I stop leaving him some of my din-dins, he did finally come home today. But, it was weird....he was in a box. It smelled funny. It still smelled like Grady, but just had a really different smell to it and I wasn't sure what it was.

The beans told me that he was coming home today. I was soooo excited, that I barked, I looked out the window and I grabbed my toys - getting them ready for him to play with when he gets here. But when they showed me the box I thought, "how'd he get in there? Let him out NOW!! We's gotta play!!!" I tried to rescue him out of there. I tried to lick the box alot and all over and tried to nibble on the corner to see if I could set him free. But the beans made me stop. They said he's already been set free?


Maybe they want him to stay in that box? Maybe they want ME to start gettin all the attentions again? Either way, I must admit,......I'm (kinda) happy he's home. I do miss his smell. I still have a long list of stuffs he told me to do, so I know I am a busy girl from now on.

This is the start of a new adventure for me, but I know not to be sad anymore. I'm getting extra attentions, extra snacks, and extra space on the bed. Grady did say it's my job to make sure the beans don't miss him anymore. He told me to make sure they knew that he was lucky to have them to take care of him. He said of all the stuff to do on my list, I have to make sure that they knew he loved them just as much as they loved him. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.

Grady told me many things on our walk that day and I'm trying to remember them all. It's a long list, but I know I'm the ONLIEST special Queen Dumbass that can do this job for him. But, gee....truth is....guess I still miss him too.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Nite Nite Sissy LaLa

Yesterday, mom and dad beans were sad. They held Grady lots and cried and told stories of all the wonderful things he did. I tried to sneak my way in there too and give my kissies to them cuz I don't like seeing them upset. Afterall, I'm here, they should be happy. But, they just wanted to hug on Grady, so I let them.

I'm not sure why. But maybe it was because Grady was having a hard time getting around. He was still acting very drunk - ps dont drink the water, there must be something in it! - and the beans had to help him get up and down on the couch. Otherwise, he'd fall over. He would fall over even just going outside to potties, which kinda grossed out the beans cuz they'd have to clean him up. I thought he smelled nice.

Grady was using the couch to stand up when they made our din-dins or the wall to walk from room to room. So, I'm guessing he had way too much to drink over the past few days, cuz I've seen the momma bean do that before too. But when Grady did it, it made them sad. He was slowing down and having trouble walking.

Yesterday, he was coughing more too and one time, a lil bit of blood came out. I saw the look in the beans eyes that they were very concerned, and sad.

Then, after sitting outside for a little while, the beans took Grady and I out for a walk. It was nice, we hadn't been in a long time. Grady gets to go out and do all the fun stuff, and I sometimes have to sit home. So while we walked, I stayed next to Grady so I could help keep him up and he'd whisper in my ear. I'm not allowed to say what he said, but I'm gonna be a very busy girl for a long time. I have some important stuffs to do.

A little more time went by and even though our walk was short, they decided to take Grady bye-byes. They told me to give him kissies and say "bye bye" to him. They grabbed Grady's bed and went in the car.

All I know, is that when they came back, Grady wasn't with them. They laid his bed down on the floor, put his favorite monkey toys in it and laid his leash down inside of it. I walked over to it and sniffed. It smelled weird. I looked at the beans and they had been very upset.

They said, "Grady went nite nite, Rubi."

I don't know where he went, but I miss my Sissy LaLa. :(

Nite Nite Grady. I will do everything you told me to do.

Rest in Peace Grady - Branwen's Northern Sky BN RA CGC
December 22, 2007 - May 25, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Is He Drunk?

So, I think Grady's been drinkin the Kool-Aid. He came back from our fun weekend and started falling off to the side. Not sure how much more attention he can get, but boy is he workin it!

The other day, the lady bean came home to take him to his last puppy class of the spring. Grady was limpin a lil bit, but momma didn't think much of it. The left and called the daddy bean a lil while later saying they was coming home. I thought they were comin to get me cuz obviously, they need my help with all these stoopid doggies around. But no, she came home and Grady was actin funny. He tried to sit down, but he fell off to the side on the floor. I went to check him out and thought his lil game was fun, so I stood over him so he couldn't get up. HeeHee I like to play that game with him.

But then, he was just standing there and started leaning on the couch while the beans made our din-dins. Next thing I knew, he was on the floor! WHOA! Whatchu been drinkin Sissy LaLa and why aren't you sharin?

The beans seemed really worried. They took him to the vet the next morning and came back with more drugs for Grady. They said he is in alot of pain. His tumor is back in his shoulder and is having trouble keeping his balance. They also said that the vet thought he might have had a seesure?  c-sure? seizure.

So, seems like Grady just can't get enough of attention these days. His big win and gets lots of attention, now he gets drunk and gets lots of attention.

I'm seriously doing something wrong here....

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Still Just a Beginner

The momma bean had been talkin about gettin a title for Grady. I guess she doesn't like the one I have for him, so she's gotta get her own. So, for the past few weeks, she's been takin Grady to puppy classes and working on trying to smarten him up. Here's a video of her tryin to get him smart...

I think he still needs work, but...that sissy lala thinks he's so smart.

Last weekend, the beans took us far away and we stayed at another home for a couple of nights. At first, I thought they were taken us to the special doctors, but when the suitcases came out, I didn't think they kept beans overnight at the vets. So, we were a bit confused. Then when we went bye-byes and got to the new house (they called it a hotel), all our stuff came with us. So, it was like a little vacation! I was so excited, but a bit nervous with all the noise and the smells. Eventually Sissy LaLa and I settled down and went nite-nites.

And Grady with the Daddy Bean. They was watchin hockey together, being boys. Momma Bean and I were hangin out, lettin them be boys.

The next morning, the beans took us to a big building with lots of other doggies for me to play with. I think those doggies must live there cuz all of them brought their own crates to hang out in. I went to go investigate and see the doggies in their "houses" but Momma kept tellin me to "leave it." I didn't quite get that, thought we were there to play. I just wanted to say "hi's" to all of them cuz I knoooowwww they wanted to play with me! I mean come on, how can you resist the Queen Dumbass?!

I was surprised when the beans tried to put me and Grady into a house together. Usually, they take this house to Grady's training camps and stuff, what the heck was I doing here? Still very very confused!

We sat there all days. Sometimes, my whining would get me out of the crate and for a walk, but most of the time, I had to sit in there and watch the other doggies. There was a space where the other doggies got to go out and do stuff, then they'd win ribbons and TOYS!!!!! I kept waiting for my turn, I know how to sit, walk around in circles, and lay down (I do that one VERY well!) but sadly, my time never came. However, OF COURSE, Grady got to go out there and do that stuff. My only guess is that it's for stoopid dogs to see if they ares gettin smart or summin and that's why Grady had to go and not me. It makes perfect sense if you think about it.

So, apparently Grady was the bestest at walking around people and stuff cuz he got a blue ribbon ( the beans called it 1st place again) and he got a Monkey toy!! He sure does loves his monkey toy - he has like a millions of them and won't let me play with any of them. So, I knew....paws off da monkey! Supposedly, this one was "special."

With the judge lady who said Grady is officially smart now: (she may need new glasses, I dunno)

Grady scored a 193.5 out of 200 points, so I guess he's not that smart, eh? I can do math and that's like 7 bazillion points of for being a Sissy LaLa, that I am sure of!

So after he got his toys and stuff, we went back to that hotel place again and the next morning, back to the doggie play place. Grady needed to show them one more time that he's gettin smart, I guess, so we had to go back. I was still not sure if they'd need me to show them all how it's done, so I waited patiently....sadly, my time never came.

But, Grady had to walk around in circles for a new judge (guess they wised up that the last judge needed new glasses and was not very smart herself) and again.....he earned another blue ribbon and another toy! Seriously, what is wrong with these judges? They broken!!

This judge (look at him, he's laughing at Grady too!) gave him a score of 196.5 out of 200. Still ot sure how 400 bajillion points off make Grady smart, but whatever...

This time, the beans said he got his "title." They called him a Beginner Novice now, so I guess that means he's "sorta" smart? I say "sorta" cuz I know those judges were not very smart to give him 2 first place finishes, blue ribbons and all those toys. They don't live with him. But momma bean was happy, I guess because Grady is so sick that it made her feel good to have those ribbons. Maybe the judges felt sorry for her. There were alot of people there cheering for Grady cuz they found out he has cancer, so I guess it's ok to throw the dawg a bone every now and then (wait...bones?! where?! I want one!).

Momma Bean says he is now Branwen's Northern Sky BN RA CGC. She said I'm not allowed to call him Sissy LaLa anymore. I agreed.....but she didn't know I had my paws crossed! hehe

So after all that excitement, they still didn't need my help to show all these doggies what a Queen is all about, so we packed up and went home. I was a bit glad to get out of there though.....cuz sittin around watching all these doggies be stoopid, was a bit tiring for me.

In the car we go....Whatcha doin back there? Are we there yet?

We got home and Grady was all "lookie at what I got!" I let him have his glory....it's not often that broken judges give you the ok's to think you're smart.

He played with that monkey all day long back home.

Meanwhile, I took a nap. Being Queen, you gotta catch up on your beauty sleep every now and then.