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December 31, 2010

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Hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas.  It's so hard to believe that "All the Dogs in My
Life" will be celebrating its 8th birthday online during 2011.  I want to thank all of you who have
followed us since we first went online and also a special thank you to all of our new visitors.

This page will provide updates on "All the Dogs in My Life" as well as introduce you
to a lot of fun links to the many blogs that the dogs throughout the world are writing
when their humans aren't looking.  So far I've been successful in keeping my dogs off
my computer but I really don't think that'll be the case much longer.  So 2011 just
may be the year that "All the Dogs in My Life" will enter the world of blogging.
Look out world.....here we come!
Here's a little video to get you back into the holiday mood.
BEFORE YOU START THE VIDEO, GO UP TO THE TOP OF THIS
PAGE AND LOCATE THE MUSIC BAR IN THE UPPER LEFT
CORNER.  TURN OFF THE WEBSITE MUSIC AND ENJOY THE
VIDEO.  YOU CAN THEN GO BACK AND RE-START THE
WEBSITE MUSIC
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Enjoy!  (It may take a couple minutes to load before you start it)
OK...NOW WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE LATEST
UPDATES
(Each name will include a link back to his/her original story)
Reno is now the oldest of the group at the age of 15 1/2.  He has become quite senile over
the last couple of months and seems to get lost in a corner quite often.   He will walk miles
in one evening just by circling the family room over and over.  But the good news is that
he's very happy and quite healthy for his age.  He still enjoys a good ball game
and will compete with Bailey for access to a tennis ball.
Benji is now 14 1/2 years old.  He is very laid back and always happy.  He seems
to have taken over the job of looking out for Reno.  When Reno is down in
the family room doing his "circles" I have, on many occasions, watched as Benji would
go down and get Reno's attention and then lead him back up the stairs.
Bailey is a 12-year-old Jack Russell Terror (Whoops....Terrier).  From her level of activity, one
would never guess her age.  She is known as the "Treat Thief" in all corners of
the world.  And a very sneaky thief she is.  She will watch from a distance as one of her pack
members enjoys a nice treat and then (very innocently I might add) race by at full speed and
grab the treat from the unsuspecting victim.  Bailey also enjoys swimming and diving for her
ball.
Holly and Sarah are two of the daughters belonging to Bailey, mentioned above.  They just
celebrated their 10th birthday in late October.  Unlike their mother, Holly and Sarah
just prefer a nice long nap on the sofa as opposed to a ballgame.  In the picture above, I had
groomed Sarah not five minutes before taking the picture.  I've come to the conclusion
that Sarah is a hopeless case as far as my attempts to keep her from looking like
the "Shaggy Dog".    Perhaps a nice short haircut will be my only option.
April will be turning 10 years old on April 18.  A couple of years ago she suffered from
severe intestinal problems and had to have almost eight inches of her intestines removed.
At the same time she was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  Fortunately over time
this condition has cleared up and she no longer shows signs of any digestive problems.
April is also Epileptic but has been seizure-free for over a year.  She is taking medication for
Epilepsy.  
April is very happy and care-free and loves everyone.
Tucker and Rusty are Jack Russell littermates who were rescued as puppies from terrible
living conditions.  They will turn 9 years old this summer.  Their young lives are only
distant memories for them now as they seem to have put the past aside and thoroughly enjoy
living for the present.  Tucker has a few health problems but the symptoms are such that
the vet can't nail them down to a specific disease so for now we're just watching
for more symptoms to help with a diagnosis.  Rusty loves playing with anything he can find to
play
with, hence the nickname "Trouble".  He especially loves his squeaky toys and, even more,
swimming.  He can stay in our swimming pool for more than 30 minutes at a time just
doing laps back and forth.  It's quite amazing to watch this guy swim.
Amber and Max are littermates who will turn 7 years old on January 27.  By looking at them,
one would never guess that they were brother and sister.  Amber is very, very tiny and petite
and Max is one spike short of being a football player.  He towers over his little 8 pound sister
with his massive 18 pounds.  He isn't really fat....just large-boned and full of muscles.  
They have always remained very close as a brother and sister should be.  They prefer
playing with each other rather than joining in the games that the others play.
Together they make quite a team!
Last but not least, we have Jennie, who recently turned 6 years old.  Jennie is also
Bailey's daughter with the same father as Sarah and Holly, making them full-blooded
sisters.  Jennie enjoys being outdoors when there is something she can bark at.  Otherwise,
she is much like Sarah and Holly and prefers a nice nap on the sofa or on someone's bed.
Occasionaly she will go swimming with Rusty and her mother.
AMBER'S TYPICAL WEEKEND MORNING
(BOY DOES THIS GIRL LIKE TO SLEEP)
And the time is:
On almost any Saturday or
Sunday morning

First we have this

And then maybe this

Yuck...Where is my
mouthwash?

Ok, maybe I can scoot back
under the covers and no one
will know

Oh, all right....one foot
out from under my blankie

Mom..that wasn't very nice!

Gotta do a
little bit of
rollin' to
get the old
juices flowing
Ok now.......what's for breakfast?????
Tucker fell victim to a very bizarre accident a couple of months ago.
He was standing at the water bowl drinking water and his brother, Rusty, came up next to
him.  Rusty happened to have his mouth open with a big yawn when Tucker picked up his head
from the water.  One of Rusty's teeth from his opened mouth hit Tucker in the eye.  Tucker
had quite a hole in his right eye that required veterinary care and eyedrops for 2 weeks.  He
wasn't able to open his eye for 1 week.  All is back to normal now.
TIME FOR A LITTLE BIT OF
CANDID CAMERA!!
YIKES!!!!!!
April needs a good trim but I'll
wait until the weather stays
warmer for a longer period of
time.
Rusty has formed a very close bond with our 3-year-old grandson, Nolan.  Whenever
Nolan comes to visit, Rusty is always as close as he can get to him.
As Mentioned at the Beginning of This Page,
I will now turn this over to Amber
Hello Out There.......My name is Amber......Dat would be AMBER DaWEENIE
as all my furends in Blogville know me.
I gots my Code Name "DaWeenie" beclaws I have a B-U-T-ful shape....

I is shaped just like a.................well................a SAUSAGE!!!
(Not everybody's can say dat)

Anyways, I wants to introduce you to da both of us.....dat would be me and my
brudder, Max (DaOdderWeenie)
Here is a picture of us.
Dis would be ME....

Amber DaWeenie
Dis would be my brudder,

Max (DaOdderWeenie)
OK, dats enough introductions.

Every morning (wit da exception of Saturday and Sunday morning.....See Mom's
entry earlier on dis page about da weekends and da sleeping in)  Where was I....
Oh, anyway, every morning me and my brudder Max (DaOdderWeenie) rush to da
'puter thingy to see what our furends have been up to.  
Our good furend in Virginia by da name of Holly introduced us to lots of
new furends in a place called "Blogville".

Every day we laughs wit our furends (and sometimes at our furends for da crazy things they
gets into) and sometimes we crys wit our furends when one of them leaves for
da Rainbow Bridge.  We cross our paws and send da good vibes for those
dat are hurt or have da sickies.














No matter what da circumstances are, we in Blogville always stick togethers and
support each others through da good and da bad.

Mom says she "might" let me start my very own......yes my very own BLOG......
very soon.  In da meantime, I wants to introduce you to a few of my
very good furends in Blogville.

Just put your clicky ting on da picture of my furend to see what dey have been
doing.  Sometimes da comments are just as funny as da story, so don't forgets to
read those too.

But PLEASE don't forgets me over here.  Use your "Back" button to come back to me.

OK, Mom said I has to get off her 'puter now so here are some of my good
furends dat you can visit.  Every day we visit a few more and da list is getting long on
my Mom's desktop.

See Ya Soon......
Amber DaWeenie
Holly
Introduced us to blogging
Minna Krebs
Frankie Furter
Puddles
Ruby & Penny
Ciara, Thunder, Phantom
& Angel Dakota
Twix
George
Mr. Pip
Sarge
Lorenza
The Paws of Prayer
Almost thought I'd have to let Amber close this page......That girl can gab!


Thank you for visiting us.
We all wish you a very
Happy & Prosperous
New Year!
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Ok, Amber says to watch for her blog in 2011
(If I decide to let her put one together)
CLICK BELOW TO VISIT
THE FIRST PICTURE AND UPDATE PAGE OF 2011