Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

Hello, friends. Wow, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted. So much time has passed and so many things have changed. I’ll try and bring you all up to date on all of us. πŸ™‚

Mommy Update…

Mommy’s had a very tough year. For those of you who don’t know, her mommy passed away at the end of February, about 10 months ago. My mommy hadn’t picked up a pencil or paint brush to draw or paint in all that time… until last month. It took mommy a long time to gather up the strength to create something, because her mommy was her biggest supporter. Her not being here to see her creations was a very hard thing to overcome. She finally started painting again… things she’s never enjoyed painting (faces), with no reference photos. These are truly all her creations. πŸ™‚

I want to share the three paintings my mommy did during this past month. It’s her “Tears” series. She isn’t sure if there will be anymore in this series, but these three are what she has done so far.

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“Silent Tears,” 16″ x 20″ Watercolors.
Larger photo on DrawingMom’s DeviantArt site.

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“Pastel Tears,” 16″ x 20″ Watercolors.
Larger photo on DrawingMom’s DeviantArt site.

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“Petal Tears,” 16″ x 20″ Watercolors.
Larger photo on DrawingMom’s DeviantArt site.

Nala Update…

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Nala celebrated her 16th birthday last month! She developed
vestibular syndrome last February, but has improved a lot
since then. She also has trouble with her back legs. She has
really bad arthritis & takes medicine every day.
She also has some other issues…

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Sometimes she can’t go in the direction she wants to go in,
so she often gets herself stuck in strange places. Don’t worry,
if she can’t get herself out, she has help. πŸ™‚

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Mommy says this photo was too good to pass up.
Poor Nala! O_o

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Nala went to the doctor last week, because she had lost
a lot of weight and seemed to be having trouble eating.
Her appetite is still good, but she has a lot of arthritis
issues, and that’s affecting her ability to chew. She was just
put on a prescription soft food diet, with meals 3 times/day.
So far she’s eating all her food. She’ll be putting weight
back on in no time! I went along for the treats the
doctor gives
support. πŸ˜‰

New Addition to the Family…

We lost our little dwarf hamster Bubba last year, on September 13 — he was 17 months old. I missed him so much, that I convinced mommy to get another little critter. Teehee!

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Meet JoJo! She’s a Black Bear Syrian Hamster,
and is a little over 2 months old.
*Photo by my hu-sister, Taylor.

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Doesn’t she look like a little black bear!
*Photo by my hu-sister, Taylor.

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She’s really the funniest little girl. She’s going
to be much bigger than Bubba was — she already is.
I can’t wait until she’s comfortable with me,
so I could play more closely with her. Right now
I’m pretty much restricted. “Not yet, Bailey.”

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She’s been with us for about 2 weeks, and as with Bubba,
JoJo also went through a slew of houses until we decided
which was best for her. She’s currently in a 20 gallon tank,
but will be eventually moved to a much larger tank.
JoJo needs a lot of room in her Wild West town!

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JoJo looking out from the Saloon.

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I cannot wait to play with her!

What’s new with me…

Well, I’m doing pretty okay. I turned 4 years old this past June, so yeah… not a baby anymore. I’m also part Leonberger. Oh, I didn’t tell you that? My doctor told my mommy this when I was a puppy, but she didn’t believe it. I looked more like just a Belgian Shepherd mix back then. But I’ve changed, and everything pretty much points to me being part Leonberger & part Belgian (or other) Shepherd mix.

I’ve been taking things pretty easy, helping my family whenever they need something retrieved, or some play time, or just a good ol’ laugh. Oh! There’s something else! Remember when I told you I was overweight & needed to go on a diet? Well, I had lost some weight last year, but this year being as stressful as it was for my family, I kinda gained just a little bit. Since June of last year, at 3 years old I had weighed 83 lbs. Apparently that weight was way too high. By November, 2013 I was down to 76.5 lbs. But this past August I clocked in at 87 lbs! Boy was my mommy upset. They started me right away on a veterinary diet and since then I’ve lost almost 14 lbs! I’m just about at my goal weight, but boy it’s been hard! I don’t get nearly as many treats as I used to, but I do get to have a few low calorie yummies a few times each week. Check this page to see how my weight’s gone up & down).

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If it fits, it ships!

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This photo is a couple of months old,
but you could still see how good I look!

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I’ve missed you all. Thank you for visiting me after
all these months of NO POSTS. I don’t know if I’ll get
back to blogging on a regular schedule, but I’ll definitely
be hanging around… with Nala and JoJo. Don’t be a stranger
like me, ya hear? Love, Bailey <3 *Photo by my hu-sister, Taylor.

Another issue of Dogs in Cars will be posting soon! Send in your photos! πŸ™‚

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I heard from many of you that my feed has not been showing up in your readers for quite some time. I am so sorry! Feedburner said my RSS Feed got too big, and it stopped sending it out. :/ So I deleted it and it’s now located here. The problem I have, is that everyone who had previously subscribed, is no longer subscribed. πŸ™ I have your emails, and plan on sending out one general message asking everyone to change the URL of the feed so you could continue receiving it in your reader (nope, haven’t done this yet). You can always visit my page and click on the RSS link in the sidebar. I hope this will solve the problem, so you can be notified of new posts. Please do let me know if this solves the problem! πŸ™‚

Pet Portraits… Have you ever thought of getting a portrait done of your treasured furry & feathered babies? Why not have my mommy create one for you! You can see drawings, pricing, and other information on this page. πŸ™‚

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6 Responses
  1. Sam says:

    Hi! We kept checking back, trying to make sure we hadn’t missed a post. I’m so sorry about your Mom. I think your paintings are lovely and probably very good for your soul.

    You new little friend is handsome!

    I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

    Monty and Harlow

  2. Brian Frum says:

    Y’all sure have had lots going on. We are sure sorry to hear about Bubba. Merry Christmas from all of us at Brian’s Home.

  3. Hi Bailey and Nala and Mommy and Taylor and nice to meet you JoJo. Missed ya’ll BUTT I’s been kinda missin’ in action too. Your Mommy’s new paintings are wonderful.

    Wishin you Hap-Pee Howl-O-Days and a great new year.

  4. Thanks so much for giving us this update on life these days. We have missed you very much around Blogville, but totally understand. At least we keep in tough on IG πŸ™‚

    Wishing you love and peace this holiday season!

    Lily Belle & Muffin
    (Mommy Kim too)

  5. Frankie and Ernie says:

    Bailey GIRRRRRRL it is SOOOOOOO good to hear from you… and Nala and JoJo… and your MOM…

    WE hope you will come back OFTEN… this is THE place to help folks Feel Better…

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to YOU and your peeps.

  6. Hey my furiends, so good to see woo all, happy holidays!! Also a very special wooowooo to JoJo:) Take care mates,

    Nuk & Isis