Noodle the what? (POLL)

Hi, friends!

I have such super exciting news!!!!!

Mom was finally able to order DNA test kits for Macy and me!!!!

After a bit of research and lots of review-reading, she opted for the Wisdom Panel 4.0.

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It should be here in about 5-10 days. Then, Mom will swab our cheeks – I don’t know if I should be scared or not – and send the swabs back. 2-3 weeks after that, we’ll get some results.

So, I came up with a fun idea. Let’s do a poll to see what everyone thinks our main results will be. If you don’t know what a certain breed is, click the image and it will take you to a description.

 

This is soooooooooo exciting!!!

 

*All pictures credited to wisdompanel.com

Dog Days of Summer

It may technically be fall but in Florida, it’s still summer. It’s almost always summer here.

All we have been doing is sleeping….

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….and snuggling.😯

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I got caught! Snuggling with both sisters in less than 12 hours.

I think the heat got to my brain…

Interview

Good morning, friends, and happy Saturday!

My new friend, Christmas, over at Paw Province interviewed me for his blog and he’s just posted it. You can see it here!

Sorry for the short post but I’m off school. Talk you later. Enjoy the day!

That’s What Friends Are For

Hi, friends!

Although Mom is still super embarrassed about letting the already bad situation get even worse, a part of her is happy I posted about it.

Aside from the gi-hugic outpouring of support that you all left on my last post, we got a great reference for an adoption “classified” called rescueme.org.

Mom was able to list both Molly and Rudee on there for free.

Mom also found another website called adoptapet.com which is doing a trial to see if their adoption program should include privately owned and fostered pets. They have accepted Mom’s “application” and are adding Molly to their website. Mom is going to try to get Rudee on there as well.

I’ll let you know if we get any hits!

*ear licks*

I’ve Been Keeping a Secret

I feel like a terrible friend. I haven’t been honest with you all.

Part of the reason I have stopped blogging is because I couldn’t tell you all what was really going on without admitting something that Mom is really embarrassed and mad about.

We have another dog in our house. I’m not talking about Macy or Molly. I’m talking about a 4th dog that was uninvited.

On August 7th, Dad’s Mom moved out of her house and into a place where she couldn’t take her 90 lb dog. Since she would’ve been devastated if he went to the shelter, Dad brought him here. I will leave out all of the bad words that Mom said. Let’s just say, she did not /does not agree with Rudee being here.

Mom has had no luck finding him OR Molly a new home.

When Rudee lived with Dad’s parents, he was not a very nice dog. He nipped and was very protective of his toys, treats, everything. He was also very obese. Since being at our house, Rudee is a completely different dog. He hasn’t been reactive, has lost weight, and loves cuddling and giving kisses now.

Molly hates him and Rudee can’t be anywhere in her sight or she loses her mind and goes Cujo on him.

Macy loves him. All they do is make out. Literally. Tongues in each other’s mouths non-stop. Mom and Dad have to separate them every few hours because they won’t stop playing to rest.

I’m indifferent. As long as he doesn’t come near me, we’re good.

Aside from Mom being super angry, everything was going great until Saturday night. Macy and Rudee were laying in the bedroom with Mom. They were playing while Mom was reading and all of a sudden Macy went crazy and attacked Rudee. Mom tried to pull Macy off but just as she was, Rudee finally got tired of being attacked and grabbed onto Macy. Mom couldn’t pull them apart. Dad came in and couldn’t even get them apart until finally he jumped onto the bed and wrestled Macy off the bed and to the ground.

Then the blood started dripping…quarter-sized blood drops everywhere. Rudee ripped Macy’s chin open. Mom ran for a dish towel and held pressure on Macy’s chin for like 5 minutes and when she let go, it started bleeding again. Dad ran and got styptic powder and Mom held a towel with styptic powder on for another 5 minutes. It stopped bleeding for about 10 minutes and then the bleeding started again. Dad got more styptic powder and that time it held for good.

Macy has scratches all over but the only tear was her chin. Mom’s hoping it doesn’t get infected because of all of the styptic powder. She’s keeping an eye on it though.

Rudee is fine.

Mom thinks it all started over Macy’s Kong that was on the bed. Macy normally wants us to play with it, with her, but once in awhile she gets grumpy about it after teasing us with it.

Before all of this happened, Macy was going through another bout of colitis because she broke a piece of her old Kong off and swallowed it. Between the existing colitis and the stress of the fight, she’s been a little mopey. Mom thinks her pride is bruised.

Everything is such a mess.

Now you know our secret.

*sigh*

Treats for Lexi Day – TODAY!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 2 weeks since my girl is gone.

As if I wasn’t already in the middle of writer’s block before she passed, now she’s gone and I really have nothing to talk about. Plus, everyone is sad for me and that’s a weird feeling.

I’m glad we have today, though. A day of happiness and celebration. So, without further delay, I present to you our Treats for Lexi Day pictures:

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Macy is a bit under the weather today so she had her treats in bed. I’m sure she would’ve preferred watermelon or honeydew but her tummy is only accepting snaps right now.

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Molly was ready to perform every trick she knew to get what was in that bag. Molly has 2 favorite treats: T-Bonz and cheeseballs. Mom said it was too early for cheeseballs.

Finally, my turn!

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Although I would’ve preferred fruit, I love these treats! I’m on a limited ingredient diet now so I couldn’t be picky. Look at my awesome “leave it” skills that I learned at school:

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I know my Lexi would be proud of that. Leaving food alone might be the biggest challenge a dog EVER faces.

Anywho, we all miss you very much, my queen. I hope you’re smiling at all of our pictures while eating a McDonald’s cheeseburger and fries!

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Instructions for Joining the “Treats for Lexi” Blog Hop

Hi, friends!

Tomorrow’s our Blogville Memorial for Lexi. Many of us don’t know how to use blog hops – I’m a beginner myself.

Just do this:

  • Draft your post on your blog.
  • Click HERE to enter it.
    • You can enter your main web address OR the link to the specific post
    • Title: Treats for Lexi OR Your Blog’s Name
    • Image: You can use your treat picture, the memorial badge, or any other picture you’d like to use
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  • Copy one of the following codes onto your post while on the HTML tab:

If you really don’t understand at all but still want to participate, feel free to email me your pictures before 8:00 pm EST tomorrow and I will add them onto my post.

Can’t wait to see everyone getting lots of yummies!

 

Reminder

Don’t forget, Sunday is Treats for Lexi Day!


If there was one thing my girl loved aside from acting, it was her treats! (Like any of us don’t???)

Before Lexi passed, she told me that the best way her friends could honor her would be to have their picture taken while eating their favorite treats.

As it was always (and still is) my goal to make her dreams come true, I am declaring Sunday, September 18, 2016, Treats for Lexi Day.

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So, on that day, I ask that you please post a picture of yourself eating something most delicious and I will have the link for a blog hop on my page (if Mom can figure it out). This way, Mrs. Lexi’s Mom and Mr. Lexi’s Dad can see everyone’s smiling faces.

Some of you may still want to help Lexi’s family financially. Although no price was too high for them to pay for their girl’s care, the prices did quickly add up and become overwhelming. Perhaps we can all pitch in to take that stress away?

If you are interested in helping, donations can be made through Lexi’s GoFundMe page (which has not been updated) at: https://www.gofundme.com/helplexitoday. As many of you know, GoFundMe takes a fee from your donation and then WePay takes a fee before money can be withdrawn. If you are comfortable sending cash/check/money order, I will be more than happy to give you Lexi’s parents’ address via email:noodle4president@gmail.com.

Treats For Lexi Day – A Perfect Memorial

If there was one thing my girl loved aside from acting, it was her treats! (Like any of us don’t???)

Before Lexi passed, she told me that the best way her friends could honor her would be to have their picture taken while eating their favorite treats.

As it was always (and still is) my goal to make her dreams come true, I am declaring Sunday, September 18, 2016, Treats for Lexi Day.

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So, on that day, I ask that you please post a picture of yourself eating something most delicious and I will have the link for a blog hop on my page (if Mom can figure it out). This way, Mrs. Lexi’s Mom and Mr. Lexi’s Dad can see everyone’s smiling faces.

Some of you may still want to help Lexi’s family financially. Although no price was too high for them to pay for their girl’s care, the prices did quickly add up and become overwhelming. Perhaps we can all pitch in to take that stress away?

If you are interested in helping, donations can be made through Lexi’s GoFundMe page (which has not been updated) at: https://www.gofundme.com/helplexitoday. As many of you know, GoFundMe takes a fee from your donation and then WePay takes a fee before money can be withdrawn. If you are comfortable sending cash/check/money order, I will be more than happy to give you Lexi’s parents’ address via email: noodle4president@gmail.com.

Thank you to everyone who has left comments about my queen. I will miss her so very much but I hope you post your sentiments on her page for her parents to see. They’re sadness is more than mine and they really need your support.

Good night, friends.

My Best Girl

Today I lost my best girl, Lexi, and earth lost a walking angel.

For the last few months, she had battled cancer and then renal failure. Through it all, she was a brave, proud schnauzer girl. My sassy queen.

If you’re new (or newer) to my blog, perhaps you don’t know the story of Lexi and me.

It all started just before Valentine’s Day 2015. I had been reading Lexi’s blog and, well, what isn’t there to love? She was an actress, a therapy dog, and a church dog. Not to mention she was very easy on the eyes.

I wanted to ask her to be my Valentine but I was VERY nervous. Luckily, my BFF, Purrince Siddhartha Henry, convinced me to give it a shot. So, I sent her a Valentine:

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Her response? The best!

Noodles, in answer to your question, YES. (As long as it doesn’t mean we are married or anything.) :}

Lexi accepts Noodles' invitation to be his Valentine and sends a Valentin back.

I did the happiest of happy dances. Then my nerves kicked in. It was February 3rd and I had 11 days to plan the most epic date ever.

Luckily, I pulled it off. Though, I think the bacon roses had to do with it than me.

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We had a great time that day and if you weren’t a follower of my blog back then, you can find the post HERE.

Then, in April, I got to Skype with Lexi and we planned our next date:

The comments we got from our friends were hilarious (LOOK).

Less than a month later, we went to South Beach, Miami.

We danced the night away, her favorite thing to do.

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You can read about our whole adventure HERE.

On June 18, 2015, she gave me the best present ever. Lexi told me she loved me! (CLICK HERE)

As I’m just sharing highlights from my time with Lexi, I’ll fast forward to Valentine’s Day 2016 when I wrote this poem for my girl:

For My Lexi

Roses are red

Violets are blue

Today is one year

since I fell in love with you!

You make me so happy

Always there to calm me when I get too yappy

Brighten all my days

With your silly and loving ways

I love it when you wiggle

It always makes me giggle

I am the luckiest guy

To have you as the sun in my sky

I’ll always bring you bacon roses to eat

I know they’re your favorite treat

Just promise to love me forever

And leave me never

I love you, Lexi! Happy Valentine’s Day

Little did I know that she was working her creative side as well and made me a video of her dancing JUST FOR ME! (SEE IT HERE)

In May 2016, Lexi was diagnosed with cancer. I made a personal vow to be the best boyfriend a guy could be. It was easy because she brought out the best in me.

A couple days later, we were off for our very first cruise:

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It was a blast and you can read more about it HERE.

As most of you know, until just last week Lexi was campaigning to be Blogville Mayor. She even asked me to be her Vice Mayor. There were “I Luv Lexi”, “Lexi 4 Mayor”, and “Vote 4 Lexi” badges floating all over Blogville. Then, one day, she sent me a one-of-a-kind badge:

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She really knew how to make me feel special.

Last week, Lexi and I went on our final date (for now). We went to Disney and had SO much fun:

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You can read all about that date HERE.

It may have only been a year and a half but it was the best year and a half. Lexi was so honest, quick-witted, to the point (usually to her Mom’s dismay), and smart. Beautiful is an understatement. I will miss her more than I can put into words.

A Blogville memorial will be held soon. I’ll be posting the details tomorrow I hope.

Please keep Mrs. Lexi’s Mom (Amy) and Mr. Lexi’s Dad (Jeff) in your prayers. This is especially hard on Mrs. Lexi’s Mom as she and Lexi were together 24/7.

Give your family kisses and head rubs tonight. I think everyone will need some extra love.

~Noodle