It’s time for me to put my paw down.

Tristan working on his blog
Evil by any name is still evil

Evil by any name is still evil

Daddy says that it wasn’t at auction but from Amazon as if that makes as difference. My daddy went out and spend good money, money he should have spent on treats to buy a dog brush. He knows how I feel about getting brushed and Autumn, who is more out barken, made it perfectly clear how she felt about it. Daddy knows better brush is worse than a dirty four-letter word, it’s an evil five-letter word.

It’s understood with mommy being an iCat she is oppressed with everything cleaning. She must groom us even when we don’t wont groomed. Sadly, daddy loves mommy so much, that he is blind to the fact that he keeps enabling her addiction. I’ve barked at daddy about this until I’m ghostly white but it seems to go in one ear and out the other. I’m sick of picking my barks up off the floor after barking at daddy about mommy.

It’s not that daddy is empty headed, he is very smart just blind when it comes to any faults relating to mommy. As far as daddy is concerned mommy is perfect. He’s willing to undergo baths, keep his hair cut short and even scrape all the fur off his face all because of his blind love for mommy. Mommy’s dad has a nice face of fur that he rarely trims. I’m sure my daddy’s face fur would look just as nice if mommy would let him grow it.

In all honesty I don’t know what daddy was like before mommy got her claws in him. They were married long before I entered the picture. I can only go by what I see and I see my daddy is totally committed to mommy just as mommy is committed to daddy. Sometimes I think they just need to be committed but only if I’m allowed to oversee daddy’s care.

On a positive note daddy has promised to make us Shepard’s Pie for dinner. I love Shepherd’s Pie and can’t wait for tonight.

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My poor daddy, his computer broke.

The Microsoft Blue Screen of Death
Funny carton of a computer melting down

Computer Meltdown

To be honest that shouldn’t be much of a problem, daddy worked in the computer industry most of his life. His first computer had something called vacuum tubes which daddy says is nothing like a vacuum cleaner. When daddy started working on computers they had to know how to program in machine code and they fixed things they didn’t just throw them out. Daddy knows more about computers then most so-called geeks. The problem is his computer is under warranty meaning he must take it in to them to be fixed and wait weeks for something he could have taken care of in a matter of minutes.

How does that affect me? Without his computer daddy goes into withdraw biting his finger and toe nails off, attempting to pull his hair out (no wonder mommy keeps it cut so short), things like that. So out of pity I loaned him mine. BIG mistake daddy is a computer hog I couldn’t get my paws on mine until his came back. You can’t imagine how happy we both were when they called to say his was ready. A few weeks was bad for daddy but it was months in doggy time.

Let’s see what has happened over the last few weeks?

  • ·My brother Dien the cat has lost a ton of weight. Mommy took pity on him and started feeding him canned food. Daddy is nice and gives us a taste when he feeds Dien.
  • The neighbor’s dogs broke through the side fence and stopped over for a visit. Daddy needs to fix the fence for now daddy has things piled against the hole to keep them out and us in but they can still look through and bark hi whenever we go out.
  • Daddy is still attempting to clean out Aunt Linda’s room. He’s gotten a lot done but says he still can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I didn’t even know Aunt Linda’s room had a tunnel. I wonder what other secrets this house holds.
  • Daddy is attempting to get things ready for a yard sale. Currently he has boxes, Printers. Books, furniture, and just about everything else spread all over the living room. Daddy says that when Aunt Linda’s room is cleaned out he will move things from the garage into her room so he can move the yard sale stuff to the garage. I’m just glad to discover a yard sale is when you set things up in the yard to sell. You aren’t selling the yard!
  • Daddy is still addicted to auctions that’s where he is getting some of the stuff for the yard sale. Currently our truck is full of things. Other yard sale items are coming from things we’ve had for years, Aunt Linda’s stuff and from other family members.
  • Daddy hasn’t been cooking as much lately which is sad though he has bought new cook books and kitchen toys.
  • My daddy has been working his tail off around the house. That means less time sitting on the couch with me! If you don’t believe me just look, he has no tail. Of course, neither does mommy but I think that’s because being confined to a wheelchair and sitting most of the time it was never able to grow. Daddy has a fitness tracker so far this week it says he’s done 750 minutes of intense workout. For the week he’s walked more than 31,500 steps that’s about 15 miles of walking. All that walking and not one step with me. I’m starting to feel deprived.

I will be glad when life gets back to normal.

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My daddy and on-line Auctions

Some of the things daddy has bought at auction

Some of the things daddy has bought at auction

Daddy has been shopping on-line a lot he especially likes some of the Auction sites. Everyone knows about eBay but that’s not where daddy likes to go. For years he’s been going to government auction sites Like Public Surplus. He’s bought furniture, electronics, and even toys. Las Week daddy discovered a new local auction site Nellis Auction. They are mostly on-line auctions though they do have a few live auctions. Daddy doesn’t do live auctions just the on-line ones.

Apparently, that’s where he found mommy’s new torcher device. Looks like I need to hide daddy’s computer. Taking away daddy’s computer wouldn’t work he can use his iPad, smart phone, or Windows 10 tablet. My daddy’s an old computer tech. Come to think of it we must have at least a dozen ways for daddy to get on-line in the house. How can I hide the Internet?

I was OK with daddy’s Auction addiction until he bought the torcher device now I’m concerned. It use to be that I could happily sit on the couch next to my daddy while he checked the auctions looking for things for our family, things he could fix up and resell, or even just things to resell. Now I’m terrified of what he might find next.

I think I need to sign daddy up for some type of 12 step program. There is Alcoholics Anonymous why not Auction Addicts Anonymous? Nevada even offers programs for people with gambling problems. Why stop there we need a program for my daddy. It’s not so much the Auctions that I worry about it’s the evil things they have on them. That said maybe if daddy stopped spending money at the auction sites he could spend more money on treats for me.

Daddy next time you want to buy something on auction just by me these instead. Blue Pack of 4 Buffalo Treats Bits Dog Treats Pouches, 4 Flavors (Savory Salmon, Tasty Chicken, Tender Beef and Tempting Turkey), 4 oz., Blue 

Blue Buffalo Bites

Blue Buffalo Bites

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Tristan’s Thinking February 02 2018

Tristan the star of the blog sitting on the couch

Here I am on the couch

Tristan’s Thought of the week

To succeed you need to find someone to hold onto, Someone to motivate you, and someone to inspire you. I have my daddy.

Tristan’s Misquote of the Week

Only a life lived for daddy is a life worthwhile.

Tristan’s Song

Annie’s Song {It should be called My Daddy’s Song)

John Denver

You fill up my senses
Like a night in a forest
Like the mountains in springtime
Like a walk in the rain
Like a storm in the desert
Like a sleepy blue ocean
You fill up my senses
Come fill me again

Come let me love you
Let me give my life to you
Let me drown in your laughter
Let me die in your arms
Let me lay down beside you
Let me always be with you
Come let me love you
Come love me again

You fill up my senses
Like a night in a forest
Like the mountains in springtime
Like a walk in the rain
Like a storm in the desert
Like a sleepy blue ocean
You fill up my senses
Come fill me again

Pick of the Week

 This would be fun to have. I wanter how I’d use it? Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera and 2-Way Audio, Designed for Dogs, Works with Amazon Alexa (As Seen On Ellen) 

dog treat camera

dog treat camera

 

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Torcher and Bondage

An evil Contraption

An evil Contraption

I didn’t know my parents were into this kind of thing. Sure, I would expect it from mommy but never from daddy. Mommy seemed surprised and unsure when daddy brought this evil device into our home but I’m sure it was all for show and really mommy’s idea. I’ve barked before about the evils of grooming and now it looks like they are attempting to make our home into a grooming torcher chamber.

OK, we’ve had a ton of grooming tools forever. Mommy has kept them hidden in her closet only pulling them out from time to time to make our life miserable but now this. Daddy got this Grooming Station on auction he attached it to a computer desk and added a blanket to give the impression of comfort. Uncle Tom had given us this three drawer cabinet years ago, Aunt Linda was using it but since she has gone to heaven to be with her dogs daddy moved all the grooming tools into it. Now mommy has a professional grade torcher chamber AKA grooming station.

I called the ASPCA to see what they could do. Can you believe that the ASPCA has no one on staff that can bark? In the end I was told that my parents not only had the right to groom and bath me, they are expected to do this. How can the be called the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA) with this attitude?

So far mommy hasn’t used this on me just on my siblings. Mommy tends to use it when daddy’s not home to stop her. The bad thing is that I am forced to sit here and watch. I’m not sure what is worse. Watching others be attacked or being attacked myself? Last night mommy told me that I am next. If not for my daddy I might consider running away.

Whatever happens, do not let your parents buy one of these Pet grooming stations

 

 

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|Tristan’s Thinking January 26, 2018

Tristan resting on the couch after working on his blog

Working on my blog takes a lot out of me.

Tristan’s Thought of the week

Every new day brings with it a chance to change my daddy’s life

Tristan’s Misquote of the Week

If you were happy before you knew someone (Aunt Linda) you can be happy after they’re gone. However, it would be much better if she was still here and not in heaven with all her pets.

Tristan’s Song

1. God be with you till we meet again;
By his counsels guide, uphold you;
With his sheep securely fold you.
God be with you till we meet again.
Till we meet, till we meet,
Till we meet at Jesus’ feet,
Till we meet, till we meet,
God be with you till we meet again.

2. God be with you till we meet again;
When life’s perils thick confound you,
Put his arms unfailing round you.
God be with you till we meet again.
Till we meet, till we meet,
Till we meet at Jesus’ feet,
Till we meet, till we meet,
God be with you till we meet again.

3. God be with you till we meet again;
Keep love’s banner floating o’er you;
Smite death’s threat’ning wave before you.
God be with you till we meet again.
Till we meet, till we meet,
Till we meet at Jesus’ feet,
Till we meet, till we meet,
God be with you till we meet again.

Pick of the Week

This looks good I wonder if they are made by real pigs. Pigs Ears Strips for Dogs | 100% Natural Healthy Pig Ear Slivers Dog Treats | Top Quality Pork Curls Chews by 123 Treats

Pig's Ear Treats for dogs

Pig’s Ear Treats for dogs

 

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks.

 

Grandpa Thurman came home on Tuesday the 16th. He is doing much better than when he was but not as well as he used to be. That said he’s been home a little over a week now and is almost back to his old self.

Aunt Judy arrived on Thursday the 18th. She stayed with us and helped a lot toward going through Aunt Linda’s stuff. They held a funeral service for Aunt Linda on Saturday the 20th. Today Aunt Judy went home. We are missing her already.

On Wednesday the 24th all my Aunts and my cousin Sherry came by. I was able to cuddle with Sherry for several hours. She bought pizza for everyone and shared a few tastes with each of us. She likes me best so my taste was bigger. Sherry was extra nice and took my cousin Bella the Tasmanian Yorkie with her. Bella was super happy. She offered to take me but I barked a firm no. I’m not leaving my daddy he needs me by his side.

My Aunts and cousins talked for hours and passed around old pictures trying to identify who’s who. They seemed to have a lot of fun.

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Tristan’s Thinking January 19, 2018

Tristan resting on the couch after working on his blog

Tristan’s Thought of the week

The great Sir Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion states “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

Autumn keep that in mind next time you jump on my back.

Tristan’s Misquote of the Week

I never teach my daddy. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which he can learn. Now if only he would listen better.

Tristan’s Song

Who locked the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who locked the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who locked the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
Who locked the dogs out?

Please let us back in.

Pick of the Week

This sounds so good!

Puppy Scoops Ice Cream Mix for Dogs: Maple Bacon – Add Water and Freeze at Home

Puppy Scoops Ice Cream Mix for Dogs: Maple Bacon - Add Water and Freeze at Home

Puppy Scoops Ice Cream Mix for Dogs: Maple Bacon – Add Water and Freeze at Home

 

 

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My Daddy MR Fat Lip

What a sight to wake up to. My daddy has duck lips
What a sight to wake up to. My daddy has duck lips

What a sight to wake up to. My daddy has duck lips

My daddy looks funny this morning he has BIG duck lips. I’d be laughing except mommy says it’s an allergic reaction to something and is taking him to urgent care. Daddy has had a cold for the last week he thinks it’s the medication that mommy insists he takes that makes his cough better that caused the problem. From what I’ve heard his cough was doing quite well on its own he didn’t need to take medications making him couch more. What can you expect from medical professionals?

Daddy’s back home, the gave him a shot and more drugs to help him overcome the effects of the first drug. Daddy takes drugs that make him sleepy, then he takes drugs to wake him up but they raise his blood pressure so he takes drugs to lower his blood pressure. I think the doctors just give daddy drugs to make him think they are helping him while all along they are getting rich off of him.

I hate doctors, I hate drugs, and I can’t unsee daddy’s duck lips. I think I’m going to be sick.

 

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Tristan’s Thinking January 12, 2018

 

Tristan’s Thought of the week

You can lead a dog to water but don’t make him go in.

Tristan’s Misquote of the Week

Rain, Rain go away and stay there.

Tristan’s Song

My daddy is visiting grandpa
My daddy has gone shopping
My daddy is at the doctor

Oh, bring back my daddy to me.
Oh, bring back
Oh, bring back
Oh, bring back my daddy to me.

Tristan’s Pick of the Week

The perfect gift for man's best friend Dingo Goof Balls.

The perfect gift for man’s best friend Dingo Goof Balls.

Dingo Goof Balls

 

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