Friday, May 27, 2011

I'm the Entertainer and Boomer! is the Host

My appointment with the nutritionist lasted two hours!  Wow!  I did a lot of dancing and took myself for a couple of walks.  They said that was funny - they'd never seen a poodle do that, just labs.  Kirby was a lab, but he never took himself for a walk.  In fact, I used to take him and Dexter for walks when we went to the vet and had to wait.  Maybe I am part lab, at least in my mind.

We learned a lot and Mommy had all her questions resolved.  My tests were all stable, so I don't have to go back for a whole month!  That makes all of us happy!

Our neighbor friend Hobey came over to play.  We had fun!  Boomer! and Hobey are close in size and speed so they played together more and I jumped in when I wanted.  We noticed that all of a sudden they weren't there anymore.  At first Daddy thought they went into the garage, but Mommy remembered she left the back door open.  Sure enough, Boomer! was giving our guest a tour of the house!  He is a very good host.

I hope it doesn't rain all weekend!  Memorial Day weekend is always unpredictable in Minnesota!  Good thing we have lots of indoor activities we can do!  Hopefully my new book will be ready next week.

Rudy the Stable Poodle with a Lab mentality!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sports, Lilacs and Midnight Surprise

It's been a busy weekend!  When the rain stayed away, Boomer! and I spent a lot of time outside.  The lilacs are blooming, so spring has officially decided to hang around even though it's almost Memorial Day.  Mommy loves lilacs and so do I - they smell good!

Watching sports was also a big part of the weekend.  Lots of baseball, a hockey game and a horse race.  I would like to ride a horse - it looks like fun!  People could call me Rootin' Tootin' Rudy just like a cowboy.  I'm little too, so the horse could run really fast.  Mommy loves horses; just like me.  Maybe Daddy should get us a horse and he could live in our backyard.  There's plenty of room for all of us!

Late Friday night Boomer! got sick.  He threw up all over the house!  Yuck!  Boomer! didn't know he wasn't supposed to eat his blanket, so he did.  Blanket diets aren't good for the tummy.

Saturday was a little rocky with a few more "episodes" but Boomer! didn't slow down a bit!  Nothing can stop us from playing.  He's all better now!  (The blanket didn't make it though.)

Rootin' Tootin' Rudy (I like the way that sounds!)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Singing in the Rain and Dancing in the Sunshine

It's been really weird weather.  For a while it was cold and wet - it almost snowed again!  I'll admit I don't sing very well, but I sure can bark!  The rain made me bark plenty!  Now it's sunny.  I think it's a coincidence that the sun came out on Sunday.  I hope it stays for a long time.  Nice weather makes me dance!

Mommy's friend Stacy gave me a crocodile.  It may be an alligator, but I think it's a crocodile.  I named him Elton, after Elton John a famous singer that wrote "Crocodile Rock."  That was a popular song when Daddy and Mommy were kids.  That must have been a long time ago.  I play with him while I am upstairs with Daddy.  Usually Boomer! is sleeping.  I like to wrestle with Elton and carry him around in my mouth.  Boomer! can't play with him because he would eat Elton.  Otherwise I would share - maybe!

I think it's time to rest, so I can dance some more later.  Let the sun shine!

Rudy the dancing, crocodile wrestling poodle

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

An Overdue Correction and a New Fashion Statement

Recently I found out that our new neighbor Kolby is really named Hobey!  That's after Hobey Baker, a famous Hockey player.  His family loves hockey.  I think I would like to play hockey - only inside not outside.

I am really fast, I could fly down the ice, but I would have to learn how to skate!  Maybe I should stick to baseball - I already know how to run really fast!  I could be a substitute runner - they call that a "Pinch Runner."  I could go from first to third on a single hit no problem!  (That's baseball talk)

I had to go to a special vet doctor and have an ultrasound.  I had fun!!  I did my dance for all the people and puppies.  I played with Rocko and Cooper.  They are little, like me.

Mommy and Daddy have been worried about me, but I am alright.  The vet did find some kidney disease that I've had since I was born!  What a coincidence - I write a book about kidneys and I end having Kidney disease.  Now I will have to take some medicine and eat special food, but that's the only difference.

I will still be able to boss my little brother Boomer!  around for many years!  They had to shave my tummy for the ultrasound, so I might hear about that!  I think it's cute!  Maybe it will catch on as a new fashion trend!

Rudy the Trend Setter

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mommy's Day!

Hi Everyone!
Hope you had a great weekend!  Sunday was "Mother's Day."  So Boomer! and I got Mommy a cake.  We love our mommy!
The weather was beautiful until Sunday afternoon.

Here's a picture of me and the cake!

(Boomer! wouldn't sit still for the picture - he was too excited!)


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Here It Is - As Promised

While Boomer! and I had our sleepover, Mommy and Daddy visited their friends in New Jersey.  They were invited to participate in the National "Take Your Children to Work" day events.

The morning started with a welcome program.  Mommy spoke at that in front of an auditorium full of 500 people - children and parents.  Word has it that both cafeterias were used as overflow and they were standing room only!  Mommy had fun!

After the program, Daddy and Mommy did several storytimes and answered many questions.  Mommy loves questions and there were some that she hadn't heard before.  One young man asked her if she dreamed.  Mommy answered she not only dreams, but she can see in them and they're in color!  Another little boy asked her to sing a song, so she did "Rudy Tooty" - one of my favorites.  Everyone clapped.

At lunch time, Mommy had a book signing and met many of the children.  It went for 2 1/2 hours and there was always a steady line.  It was great!  The only reason she had to stop was to do another storytime!

Many more questions were asked by the children: "Do your eyes hurt?"  "How did you become interested in poodles?"  and a few "I never met a real author before!"  She sure loves that stuff!  I didn't think she would ever stop!

At the end of the day Daddy and Mommy were interviewed.  Mommy was asked to sing again (the word was out by then) so now it's on tape - oh, oh!

Mommy and Daddy had a wonderful day, they are still talking about it.  They really enjoyed meeting all the children and seeing their friends again.

P.S.  The tall man from last year named Ivor (I think he's the CEO) dedicated a song to Mommy.  He and his son sang it at the welcome program.  It was called Blackbird and it was originally done by a Beatle before I was born.  I didn't know bugs could sing!  She felt very special.

Rudy the Jersey Poodle (forget about it!)

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Little Photo Teaser

I didn't have time to complete my story about Mommy and Daddy's adventure in New Jersey, so...

I decided to send a little photo teaser.  Looks like a lot of fun.  They probably had as much fun there as Boomer! and I did at our sleepover.  I promise to finish my story very soon.