All Our Children Meow and Woof: September 2007

All Our Children Meow and Woof

I created this blog to sort through my emotions as Finnegan, a great Irish Wolfhound, fought bone cancer for nearly 26 months. Fortunately, his battle subsided for many months and during the course of the 26 months, I shared stories about his feline siblings. On August 8, 2008, Finny passed on in my husband's and my arms. He fought the good fight and he will always have a special place in my heart. *If you have a question, please write me at finnegandog at gmail dot com.*

Saturday, September 22, 2007

I Go to Work...I Go to Work Yo

Mama thinks I need to work. More specifically, she thinks I need to accompany her to work. Something about bonding and companionship and YAWN whatever. So it is Saturday, my day off, and she dragged my sorry ass off to work. Fine, no problem. But guess what! I refuse to do ANY RESEARCH or write a complaint. That is not in my portfolio of skillz that pay the billz (yes, Irish Wolfhounds can be ghetto too). I am more of an artiste. A thinker. Or is that a napper? I get the two seriously mixed up.

So here I am in Mama's office doing what I do best. Well, yes, napping and looking handsome but that's not all. Farting. Nice stinky ones. She'll think twice about bringing me here again.

By the way, her office has way too many stairs and damn, I was panting. Granted, I was going down the stairs but yikes! that was scary. Mama's guilt did set in nicely and I got about ten dog treats I chomped down and some of her human food as well. Sucker.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

More from Jerry and Finnegan

Jerry's parents are much more Internet and blogger savvy than my mama. That is a fact. Period. They have provided a video of Jerry and me on their website. You can go here on YouTube to see it. Please make sure you have your volume on. I'll warn you, it's a tear-jerker.

Also, you can look here on Jerry's blog for a post about our visit together. And again, he and his folks are really great. We will remember their visit forever.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Just Jerry and Finny

Note the symmetry and elegance of the tripawds. And the tongues hanging out. Sexay.
Finny is not shy about greeting Jerry. From the business end.

Finnegan in a deep voice: "Let me show you how the big dogs pee."

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tripawds Unite!

On Sunday, I had the opportunity to meet another proud tripawd (see also, tripod) who was driving around the United States in an RV. And let me tell you, it was awesome! Jerry had so much energy and we were so impressed by how well he could ran back and forth. His humans were awesome too. They sold their business (Mama said it had to do with computers) and their house and are driving around the country in a biodiesel pickup truck and RV.

Unfortunately, the day we met was rainy; however, it did not stop us from hanging out for almost two hours!!! Mama and his daddy kept trying to take pictures of us together but it was tough. As soon as we were in the frame together, Jerry or I would decide we needed to relocate. Mama did get some good pictures of us and she will post them soon! She promises!

Like I said, Jerry is MUCH faster than I am. He is a Shepard and border collie mix and is a bit smaller than me. (Mama: a bit? Finny, you are a giant, pal.) Mama thought he was very sweet. And I thought he was silly. He kept poking his head through Mama's legs. I must admit, I was a bit jealous of the attention Mama was giving him. I suppose it is okay since I get to LIVE with Mama and she gives me attention every day. Anyway, Jerry had a great big tumor in his scapula, as opposed to my distal radius, but the surgeons removed everything. And guess what? He is nine months post his surgery!!! What a great dog.

After two hours of talking and sniffing and lounging (me, for the most part, I'm slowing down, folks), we said our good-byes. Jerry's awesome parents gave me some cool presents! Apparently, Jerry likes Barney the purple dinosaur and they gave me one of his! And the best part: it's pre-chewed! My favorite! I love any stuffy that has already been slobbered on by another pooch. Plus, they gave me some delicious treats and gave Mama a cool sticker to put on the car that says "Tripawd on Board" with a silhouette of a three-legged dog jumping. I'm sure Jerry was the model. Mama felt bad she didn't bring anything for Jerry (nice job, MOTHER!).

Jerry also has a blog that you should definitely check out. It's very snazzy and provides great information. Also, you can follow where Jerry is going and maybe even meet him too! Wouldn't that be cool???

It was a great day and I am unbelievably excited to have met another tripod who is doing so well. And again, I promise, pictures will be up as soon as possible!!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Another TAG!!!!

I was tagged by ASTA!!! She's a purdy lady, right?

I will tag: Ernest, Meggie, and Wally.

Here are the rules:Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the questions.They must be real places, names, things … nothing made up! You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question. If your name happens to start with the same letter as mine, sorry, but you can’t use my answers!

My name: Finnegan

1. Famous Singer: Fiona Apple
2. Four letter word: Feck (heeehee!)
3. Street: French Street (it's in my town)
4. Colour: Fuschia
5. Gifts/Presents: Feather boa from New Orleans
6. Vehicle: Fiat
7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Flag from country
8. Boy Name: Fred
9. Girl Name: Felicia
10. Movie Title: From Here to Eternity
11. Drink: Fuzzy navel
12. Occupation: Ferry captain
13. Celebrity: Fred Astaire
14. Magazine: Food and Wine
15. U.S. City: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
16. Pro Sport: Free style skiing
17. Fruit: Figs
18. Reason for Being Late for Work: Forgot to go
19. Something You Throw Away: Forgotten fruit
20. Things You Shout: See #2
21. Cartoon Character: Fat Albert

Foodie Grocery List

Casper tagged me for five must-haves for Mama and me, so Mama gets to go first:

  1. Milk - she drinks it like crazy. I think she is part cow (Mama gave me a dirty look).
  2. Beer - she drinks it like crazy. What a lush! I'm surprised she can type! (Mama gave me another dirty look and threatened to take my treats away if I keep it up.)
  3. Cheese - smoked gouda and extra sharp cheddar are her favorites.
  4. Fruit - especially plums, strawberries or melon.
  5. Tofu - she's a vegetarian (what the?) and she says it takes on the flavor of anything. I think it looks like !*&^%%
Finnegan's choices:
  1. Canidae Lamb & Rice - it's a staple in our household. Okay only for me but it's necessary especially when Mama is neglectful and makes me eat cat food.
  2. Peanut butter treats - oh yeah. Ever see three foot long drool?
  3. Pigs ears - on rare occasions, Mama lets me have one and DAMN! they are good.
  4. Marrow filled bones - Mama is gagging but what could not be better. As the weird guy at the rib festival say: "BONE SUCKING GOOD!" (And no, I don't know why my vegetarian parents go to a rib festival every year).
  5. Fruits and vegetables - Mama lets me eat things like melons, cucumbers, snap peas and other tasty things sometimes. And they are the best.
Now I will tag: Texas, Pappy, and Asta.

Is it time to eat now?