Sunday, March 28, 2010

Catching Up

Well, my Mom starts her next long-term sub job tomorrow, so my blogging will be even more infrequent than it has been lately.  I will be lucky to post once a week, but Mom promises me she will help me catch up on all your blogs this week sometime.  I figured I better squeeze in one post while I can.  Mom gets to teach Title I Math to kiddos who need extra help for the rest of the year.  In case you are wondering....yes, she taught Kindergarten last year, but due to budget cuts in the school district and the fact that it was only her 1st year teaching, she was a casualty of the RIF. (Reduction In Force)  She says it's ok though because if not for that she wouldn't have had the opportunity to spend 5 months with her wonderful 4th graders, and she would have never known that teaching upper elementary kids was SO much fun!  Anyway, onto me and what I have been up to before Mom calls it a night.

I have played with my neighbor Riley some more!  The funniest thing is that she likes to go underneath me and just stand!  Mom tells me that will not be happening for too long though as Riley will be taller than me, but I have a feeling she may still try it.

She REALLY likes to use her paws when we play.  She also immediately goes into a submissive position, and then tries to paw at me like a kitty would. :)  It's quite comical to see her roll herself on the ground or face plant and then turn over and start waving her paws in the air.

Mom and I have also been celebrating lots of birthdays. (Ummm, don't forget mine's coming up Mom!;)  This was from Julie's birthday.  She is my pal Ozzie's Mom.  All of these humans belong to one of my doggie friends, but this time there were NO dogs...can you believe it!  They actually went out without us...I am sure they missed us though!  They went out for pizza and then to a movie.  Happy Birthday to Julie!

The next birthday is Colleen's!  She's my pal Sierra's Mom.  Although her birthday is not until next weekend we celebrated today with a hike, a trip to this cool nursery, and lunch.  We even managed to get a somewhat decent group shot.  Happy Birthday Colleen!

This is my favorite picture though!! BOL!  Check out the expressions on the human's faces as they are afraid after the photoshoot we will head straight into the camera and knock it over!  Silly humans, we know to go around and we did...NO cameras were hurt today. ;)

As you already know, my Nanny & Grampi came over to watch the  basketball game this weekend, and we had lots of fun!  By the way, WVU made it to the final four...they beat Kentucky!! WOOHOO!  Anyway, I LOVE it when my Nanny & Grampi come over...ummm, Nanny, Grampi, if you read this, I do hope the unfortunate incident of me gobbling down your leftovers from the pasta restaurant doesn't keep you away for too long. :(  Sorry about that, but I must say it was mighty tasty. ;)

While Nanny & Grampi were here we hiked to this really neat waterfall too called Umtanum Falls.  It was very pretty!  Well, that's it for now...I will try to catch up on all your happenings very soon!



Sheba of West Africa said...

Birthday parties are the best!

Clive said...

Wow, what a busy, exciting weekend you had. We loved all the updates and great photos!

Best of luck to your Mom with the new job - we look forward to reading your posts when your Mom gets the chance to update them. It's never easy trying to keep up with blogging! We're way behind with visiting and posting at the moment!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Mango said...

Good luck to mom! I'll miss you, but having mom earning kibbles money is important.


Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Nala
Good luck to your mom and fill us in on your adventures when you can.
Love Ruby & Penny

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Looks like a fun time. Hope your mom enjoys her new position!

The Army of Four said...

Good luck to your mom!
And to UWV! We're pulling for Coach Huggins!! (He used to coach here!)

Sapphire said...

so much is happening for you guys over there. lovely shots! Nala is smiling in the last pic :)

BRUTUS said...

We'll be here waiting for you - just tell your mom to make sure those kindergarten kiddos learn how to play with doggies! An important skill for sure! Do you ever get to make a guest appearance in class, Nala??

Brutus the Frenchie

mayziegal said...

Haha...that Riley is one crazy kid, huh? I always luvs looking at all your pictures of your friends and family. I can't believes the humans thought that you would knock over your mom's flashy beast! (Although, come to think of it, that woulda been a golden opportunity!)

Good lucks to your mom in her new jobbie. Check back when you can and let us know how things are going.

Wiggles & Wags,

Nubbin' Tails said...

It looks like you and Riley are having a wonderful time playing. I was soooo excited to find another Ridgeback out here. We're not so popular here in CO, don't see very many. So everyone always comments on how different we look. :-) Hope your mom has fun teaching! Look forward to more stories!


Mr. Nubbin'

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

What great pikhs!

Thanks fur sharing!

Khongrats to your mom fur the new position AND fur WVU!


Twinkietinydog said...

So nice to have your grandparents visit. I can clearly see what you meant about Riley's shenanigans. Cute

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya!! Love the hiking and water falls photos!!! What a lot of fun you have been having!!! Hope to see you again soon pal!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your Nanny & Grampi are a very handsome couple, Nala!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sagira said...

Happy Birthday to everyone.

Sorry you will not be able to blog as much (maybe you can sneak on)

Life With Dogs said...

At least you are leaving us with a great pic to gaze at. Stellar shot!
Busy is good in my book. We can wait. :)

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh yes, we Danes LOVE to use our paws! Most of us don't even need to learn the "Shake" trick - we just do it naturally! Hsin-Yi finds it very difficult to teach me to interact with things using my mouth (eg. pick it up) coz I always try to keep bashing it with my paws! :-)

As usual, the family pictures are just gorgeous and you loolk like you belong to SUCH a nice, warm, loving family!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

lifewithduchess said...

Good luck and we hope you have a chance to update when you can!

The Thundering Herd said...

Well, based on how long it took us to get here and comment, you know we are never "caught up" with blogs. Don't worry about it.

JD and Max said...

Hi Nala - oooh, very exciting for your mom, best of luck to her!

Riley looks like fun - Max likes to stand under JD too so was very excited to hear about and see another doggie doing it too, he he he!

We think that being 'up to date' with blogs is something that is impossible - well, we never seem to manage it anyway, he he!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Raising Addie said...

Beautiful pix!

We hope you had a great Easter!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Beaudor said...

Hi Nala,great pics,and you had a date with Remi cool.
We went to France and we also found a waterfall but forgot the camera,lucky they didn't forgot the cookies.