Throwback Thursday~Yeah…we’ve been away a while

Hi-ya, ‘member us? It’s me, Sam. You know, Chief Knucklehead and Standard Poodle Extraordinaire from the Ranch. Lately it’s been a rough time here. We lost a couple of beloved pups in our extended family (R.I.P. Aria, aka Big Dawg and cutie pie Wriggly-we hope you’re running free and enjoying life at the Rainbow Bridge-we hope to have a better memorial post once we can locate a couple of photos) and Mom’s been out of town for too long handling a family emergency with her mom that we hope, (fingers crossed) has been resolved. Can I get a woof, woof?! Mom came back Tuesday evening and boy am I and my goofy Ninja sister thrilled. I haven’t stopped wagging my tail and won’t let her out of my sight for a second, which has made her trips to the water torture room kind of interesting. 

We hope to be back full-time blogging after mom decompresses catches her breath like we used to, so we hope you’ll be patient with all of us. And I know she is ever so grateful for those of you who have reached out and asked what’s up with us. We appreciate your kindness, concern and fur-iendship. In the meantime, look what I dug up out of the archive backyard. My predecessors, McKenzie, Eliot and Crosby. I know, I hear your ‘awww’s through the screen and admit they were pretty adorable. I think McKenzie looks like he could have been the Ninja’s older brother. Eliot always looked like a giant stuffed toy and Crosby was mom’s first dog when she moved to Denver who also had the dreaded Epi-Monster visit him way too many times. I think mom might have been able to treat his condition better now days than she did back in those olden days. She’s learned a lot with Elsa which seems to make a difference since the monster hasn’t visited her for a number of months. We hope you’re all doing well, staying warm, safe and cozy. So what have we miss?

L to R McKenzie, Eliot and Crosby (circa 1997)

Live, love, bark! ❤︎

51 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday~Yeah…we’ve been away a while

  1. Welcome back! I hope everything is okay…and I’m so sorry for your loss. That is a great photo! Eliot looks like a little stuffy toy my humom had when she was little!

  2. Good to hear from you my furiend.
    Sending your mom pawsitive energy, rest & strength.
    Sorry to hear about your recent loses. Aria, aka Big Dawg & cutie pie Wriggly-we knew love💜
    Pawsome pic of McKenzie, Eliot & Crosby; pawfectly precious.

    We have been dealing with the winter cold snap that turned into our January melt down only to return to yet another cold snap. Winter!

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

    1. Thanks for the comforting thoughts. Today it will be in close to 60, tomorrow there’s a call for snow and winter temps around mid-20’s. While not too keen on the 20’s part, I hope we get some snow. We are desperately below average precipitation levels. Fingers crossed.

  3. HEEEEEY!!!!! I’m sorry abouts all the loss and the tough times with your Mom (paws crossed real tight), I sure am glads you’re back and puttin’ up an OES pic made Ma smile!!! ☺ I hopes you will have some stress-free days for a while ♥
    Ruby ♥

  4. So sorry about the loss of your friends. Hope things will be better in this new year.
    Hazel & Mabel

  5. Welcome back. I’m so sorry about the canine losses in your extended family, and for the emergency. Take your time. Your friends will wait while you decompress.

  6. It’s great to hear from you, and we are relieved to know that things are looking up with your Grandmom. We are so sorry you have experienced some losses though. Hugs to all of you and all the extended family.

  7. That’s a great throwback photo!!! We hope 2018 gets off to a good start for all of you.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. May Aria an Wriggly bee at peece inn Pure Land Sam an Elsa. An mee iss sendin ~~head rubsss~~ to Lady Monika. Mee been purrayin fur her Mumma efurry nite.
    (LadyMum had a whoppurr of a ‘seizey’ Tueday nite so wee far bee-hind!)
    Wee know how wild Life can bee so wee wait payshuntlee fur further postss Sam!
    ***nose bumpsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxx

    1. Many thanks, Caren. It was some untimely sadness in the midst of weeks of worry and concern. iOn the plus side, they both led pawsome lives with their uprights and were loved by the whole family.

    1. Many thanks. It was real touch and go but I hope she’s finally turned the corner for now-at least she’s home which makes her happy. 4 weeks in the hospital is no fun, especially over the holidays. As mom is a Christmas baby, we had to ‘celebrate’ her birthday in hospital. 😲

  9. What do you mean “Remember us?” do you think for a single moment we would forget you? I just figured that it being the ” Festive” Season you would be tied up with extra hospital visits. It’s not that I didn’t miss you but I figured you were busy at hospital. I am so very sorry to hear that you have lost some pups, it’s been a sad time for you and mom. I am also sorry to hear that grandma has an emergency and like you I do hope that it is being resolved. Mom, you and the Ninja are always in our thoughts – me and the Benji. Take care of each other.

    1. Sadly we only got 1 hospital visit in at West Pines and then had to drive back right away (mom lives about 120 miles away). Thank you for your continued support and friendship, it means the world to us, especially when times are challenging. Digital hugs and ear scratches to my favorite Down-Under pair. 😍

  10. Glad you are back! I sincerely hope all is as optimal as can be with your mama and family. I cherish each moment with The Poodle, as exasperated he often makes me with his newfound love of barking. I know –as for all of us–time is limited. I’ll be facing losing my poodle love to that rainbow bridge at some point too. But for now, I’m happy in each and every moment, barks and all <3

  11. I’m so sorry for this sad time you had…. hugs to all who lost a friend…
    I grinned a little as I saw Elliot…he brought some funny memories back of a time I wrote a love letter to a moron just because of his pup (omg glad that my childhood is over lol)

    1. Heh, heh. We all did some pretty bone-headed things when we were young. Luckily most of it was minor even if embarrassing. Thanks for the kind words. It was bad enough with my mom’s life threatening health conditions but to lose a couple pets was just piling on. 😔

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