Weekly Wrap Up

The Week in Review....OR...things Mama missed this week....

I had my very first snow event. It confirmed my theory that I do NOT like snow and don't know how doggies like Cloud, Tank, Bijou and Banjo do it. I do understand how big doggies like Khyra, the OP pack, and AO4 do love it.

Flat Stanley arrived just in time for the snow...I am thinking that maybe Brutus and his Mama sent some snowey vibes from that Ohio state. Mama will be taking him around Austin with me this weekend and take lots of pictures. Look for more of Flat Stanley next week.

Coco passed on he Sunshine Award to me. Thanks so much Coco you are such a wonderful and caring friend! Please, if you do not have this award yet, please pick it up on your way out.

We had a pawesome scout meeting yesterday. Brutus led us in song, Miss Bailey taught us how to be nice to kitties...and, just in time for Spring, we got this Squirrel award! Thanks to Candy and Captain (and their Mama Martine) for hosting!

...and finally, Mama has had a rough week. She left her old job after 7 years for a new job and then that job didn't work out so now she has no job.
She sat us down and let us know that we will have to "cut back" on some things until she finds another job. She says not to worry, we are blessed that our Daddy has a good job and we still have plenty more than lots of other doggies have. However, she will have to start giving us our haircuts again...I told her not to worry that I would just let my hair grow out and Bilbo agreed that this was a good idea. Mama does NOT think this is a good idea, but at least we have some time to talk her into letting us before we need our next haircut.
 On the positive side, Mama now has time to keep up with all our friends!
Hope everyone is having a happy weekend!


Mango said...

Poor mama. You be good to her and let her cut your furs any way she wants. The humans get stressy from work, but even more stressy from no work.


hero said...

That seems like an exciting and eventful week, Dory... and congrats on the award. The most fulfilling job for mama is to be able to spent more time with Bilbo and you.

Licks, hero

Frankie Furter said...

I had heard that the Pup Scout meeting was a success. Grrreat Badge thingy.
Sorry your mama didn't like the new joby thingy. Well, on the bright side you get more cuddle time.
Has your mom cut your furs before??? Maybe she can set up a furs cutting stand in your yard and earn green papers that way. If you were out there to advertise for her she would make 87 bazillion plastics and papers. Who could resist the two of you??? I'm just sayin'.


Oh D & B
mom gives me home haircuts too. I hope your mom is a little bit better than mine. Don't worry, I know she'll find a job soon. PS.. snow is fun fun to eat fun to pee on fun to flop in! Maybe you need mittens like me?

houndstooth said...

We wish your mama lots of good luck finding a new job! Hopefully she finds one that is perfect for her.

It seems like you had a really busy week!


The OP Pack said...

We are sorry to hear that about your Mom and hope she is able to find something that is right for her soon. Don't fret the haircuts - you always are beautiful in our eyes. Congrats on your award and we really enjoyed wooing along with you and all those songs at the Pup Scout meeting.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Samantha said...

A very bitter-sweet week! I am sure the snow will melt and haircuts will come back in no time!

Tank said...

I'm surprised you didn't like your little bit of snow Dory. Lhasas originated in Tibet you know and generally like cold weather. We've just had so much of the white stuff this year & my assistant complains about me tracking in sand & salt from the street. Note to your Mama - a longer coat will help keep you warm in winter & cool in summer:)

Sorry about the job not working out. What a pain to have to start the search again. I'll keep my paws crossed that something just falls in her lap!

BRUTUS said...

Hey pals (& Stanley)!
It snowed there - whoa!! Good thing you put a raincoat on Stanely before he went outside! These humans worry so much about jobs - don't they see that caring for us is a great job in itself? All that fuss over the green papers! Well, hope your mom finds something good that lets her still spend time with you two!!

Brutus the Frenchie


Hi Dory and Bilbo,

Isn't is great to have a stay at home mom? Enjoy it while you can.

Congrats on your squirrel award, that's cool Dorey!

Riley and Star.

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

You've had a very busy week, Dory!!

Be good support to your Moms!!

Have a pawsome weekend!
Woofs and Kisses!

Bijou said...

HI Dory and Bilbo,

I'm not at all surprised you didn't like the snow. Unless you have long legs and thick fur, snow is just a pain in the hiney.

Sorry to hear your mom is out of work. I'm sure she will find a new job in no time. Enjoy having her home while you can.


Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

We missed the pup scout meeting on account of TaiChi, and me having to keep teaching The Little Monster who is in charge, but it sounds like a great time! As for the haircuts? It's still winter for a while, and your hairs look pretty short, so maybe your Mom can hold off cutting them for a while, and in the interim, you can find her a new job! *grin* But take care of your Mom, and make sure she gets plenty of quality snuggle time with you - that way she can really appreciate her no-work time!

*kissey face*

The Army of Four said...

Sorry about the job situation. I think you and Bilbo need to give your mom extra smoochies and that's bound to help her feel better.
I can't believe you have more snow than we do. Some things just make no sense.

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Things will improve. My Mommy has had the job problem before, and she always found a new one. It just takes time. Your job is to encourage Mommy to keep her happy and comforted.
Sally Ann

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Can I join your pup scout troup, please?
Sally Ann

Piappies World said...

Dearest Dory and Bilbo,

We didn't know you get snowflakes in your backyard. It sure was a thrill for us to see snowflakes for we don't get them here in our world. Too bad you didn't enjoy it so much. Is that Bilbo's tail we see behind you in the photo? He is really a shy, adorable pup!

We are sorry to hear that Mama's work didn't work out for her though we are sure she will find another one she will like. She is a sweet and amazing Mama and we know a better opportunity will come her way. In the meantime, do give her as much support and love. We also support her 100%.

Worry not about your haircuts with Mama, we still believe she did a great job when she gave you some snips before. She brought out the cuteness in you!

Congratulations on your pawesome awards and we are so happy to see you in the last Pup Scout meet.

Have a good weekend, dear friends!

-Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

Twinkietinydog said...

Your last photo is adorable, Dory and Bilbo. How can anybody say "no" to you two? I can't imagine why a haircut by your momma is a problem, if you realize she's going to be spending more time with you. What news!

Stella said...

Tell your Mom you are glad to give up Cheetos and the haircuts. Same for whatever Bilbo will do. You will get through this, and she will find the best job pretty quick.

OR she could get retireded like my Mom. She gets to stay home all day long just taking care of me and Ali Z, who says nobody needs to take care of her!


Madi and Mom said...

Oh Dory how funny...I was just talking about Flat Stanley to my hair dresser the other week. I didn't know they still did that. Many many years ago one of the grad students at NCSU rec'd Flat Stanley from his niece. I actually had my picture takend with Flat Stanley.
We are so sorry our mom's new job did not work out...bummer but we believe things happen for a reason.
Lots of doors out there..the exact one she needs will open up for her when the time is right.
When mom was a little girl she used to walk to/from school right by a Krispy Kreme shop. In the afternoon all the school children could come in for free doughnut holes.....oh so good.
Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom said...

PS...we see a typo in our message...it should read
we are sorry your mom's new job.....
Sorry Madi and Mom

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I wish I khould help woo realise the wonder of being one with the white!


Mom and I are sorry fur your mom and the job thing but as we try and preach, things happen fur reasons!


Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Dory, you look super cute in your pics today.
We are really sorry to hear about your mom's job.
We agree with Khyra, sometimes things happen for a reason, even though it really doesn't feel like it at the time.
Give your mom a hug from us bassets over in Scotland.
love and kisses
Martha and Bailey xxx

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dory its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry yore mamas noo job didnt wurk owt i am shoor she wil find a noo wun soon!!! meenwile i hope she duznt spend too mutch time giving yoo harecuts!!! ok bye

Martine said...

SNOW!!! in Austin?! That is just amazing! We hope it doesn't reach us here in SF bay area!!

Have fun with Flat Stanley... maybe he can help you patrol for squirrels!

Give your momma extra love, work things can be so frustrating.

xo martine & the kiddlets

Ms. ~K said...

I know you and Bilbo will keep Mom smiling through this stressful time. I smile everytime I see your adorable faces!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dory!
Sure you had an interesting week!
Tell your mom not to worry. She will find a job where she is going to feel happy!
For now... enjoy you time with her at home!
Kisses and hugs

kissa-bull said...

oh please to shower you mommish wiff extra sugars this week and keep her spirits up.
pibble sugars and wee wiggles
the houston pittie pack

Tanuki Maxx said...

sorry to hear about your mom's job. Hey at least she'll be home more with you! Give her loads of hugs and kisses and keep her spirits up!!


ocmist said...

You will enjoy having your Mama home more with you... We are going to miss having our Dad home now that he has one of those job thingys! If your Mama really wants one, then Grammy says that she will pray that she finds just the right one for her, ok, but you can still give her lots of loves and kisses in the time you DO have her!

We loved the Pup Scout meeting too, and of course that Squirrel Badge was just right for us!

We are still hoping to get a chance to at least SEE the snow this year, but it's looking less and less like that will happen. Of course you just got clipped, so no wonder you were cold! The CCC Pups

Teddy Bear said...

Dory, you are so lucky you got snow. That stuff is pawesome. We are so sorry to hear about your Mama. Tell her that my Mommy knows just how she feels. We'll keep our paws crossed that she finds a job that she loves.

Teddy Bear

Kari in WeHo said...

wow sounds like quite the week. Im sure your momma will find something good to do

Jazzi said...

Oh Dory,
Sorry about your mama's job, thats really a bummer but.....on the flip side, means more time with YOU and Bilbo!!Yippee!! enjoy that time as I bet she will find a new job.

And having Mom do your haircuts, thats a bummer too. I love to go and get mine cut and the lady is sooo nice. Word has it that my mom used to cut Sprints (the dog before me) hair and lets say everyone felt so sorry for him after she cut it. So..I hope for my sake that my mom keeps her job, BOL

And...whats this bout not liking the snow? HOW can anyone not like snow?? I LOVE snow~~It is a blast to run in and play in. You just got a dustin..it looks like. Now a real snow is over 4 inches BOL

wags and giggles

JD and Max said...

Hi Dory,

We've just been having a good old catch up with your blog. We're sorry to hear about your momma's job but she's lucky to have such understanding pups who will help her through this time. We arrived when our FH was 'between jobs' and she thinks we're her good-luck charm.

We loved your squirrel post, such great action shots, he he he! And your translation post is simply wonderful - FH really chuckled and we just fell in love with the first photo - sigh...!!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Thor said...

Hi Dory and Bilbo,
Sorry about your mama's new job. Wish her good luck on finding a new one.
Enjoy the times with her.
Congrats on your awards!


mayziegal said...

Hi Dory,

This is my firstest time visiting your backyard. Nice place you got here! I like it very much! I am Most Sorry about your mama's job. I will keep my paws crossed that she finds another one in no time. In the meanwhile, spoil her rotten cuz it sounds like she's a good mama and deserves it!

Wiggles & Wags,

Santa and Minnie said...

Give your Mama a chance to improve her haircut skills by letting her cut your fur as often as needed.

It would be better for her to leave that job if it didn't work out for her. We are sure she'll find a better job soon.

Jan Mader said...

What a week you have had! Your poor mama needs you to give her lots of Dory kisses....

Congratulations on the award!

Fred said...

Poor mama! Hope she finds another job soon! Meanwhile, good luck with the haircuts.

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Sorry about the job, we hope she finds another one soon!

I bet your mommy can give you a good hair cute:)


Hi Dory,

I received your question today and I will answer it in my next Dear Star, post.

Hope you are having a wonderful day and we are so glad that we met you too!

Luv you guys,

Ludo van Doggy said...

Ah, that must be why I doesn't like the snow, I not big enough. Though everyone tells me it cos it not deep enough.
~lickies, Ludo

Sunny said...

Hi Dory and Bilbo,
So sorry to hear about your Mama's job, my Mom says she is in the same boat (whatever that means, 'cause I didn't know we even had a boat!)
Well I'm sure you're happy that she will be at home with you.
Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

Olive said...

Somehow I missed this post..

This is Olive's Mom. Dory tell mama that my mom works from home at a very reputable company ..if she is interested, to email us. Its not selling or anything like that.

Take care Mom and it will work out... I am happy to help if I can.

Stephanie AKA Olive's Mom :)

Two Country Poodles said...

We are so sorry to hear your mommy lost her job....Thats no fun. Good luck to your mom with being a home groomer. I bet you both with look fabulous!!!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Wild Dingo said...

we're with you! we don't like the snow! hope your momma gets work soon so your hair cuts are PRO! tell her NOT to quit looking for work, but dog grooming is DEFINITELY out! ;) tee-hee...

wild dingo