Friday

Mom and Dad celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary. Without me. Away from the house. Therefore, I have nothing else to say about Friday.

Saturday

Aside from publishing the Bath/Grooming Contest Entries (go check it out and vote if you haven’t already), Mom took me to the flea market. I had a blast seeing everyone.

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When we got home, Mom noticed that Franklin was starting to make attempts to walk. Unfortunately, it seemed that Franklin’s little legs couldn’t hold up the weight of her body. I heard Mom call Dad and tell him that she thought Franklin’s muscles might be atrophied from just sitting for the last 2 1/2 weeks.

After a bit of research, Mom found the perfect solution – a duck walker/wheelchair!

That evening Mom and Dad went to buy the supplies. Unfortunately, they were so exhausted when they got home that all the parts sat in bag on the counter.

Sunday

Mom was super anxious to get Franklin’s walker built but Dad had some things to take care of. So while Mom waited, she kept busy with Macy and me.

Annoying little sister fact: Macy likes to drag me around by my collar. Mom thought that if she took my collar off, it would stop Macy.

Annoying little sister fact: It didn’t. She dragged me by my neck.

Naked without my collar.

Naked without my collar.

No amount of redirecting her bad behavior has worked. It may have something to do with Mom’s research. Macy may be a Catahoula mix. A herding dog. Who clearly is trying to herd me…somewhere. She is also very mouthy and has those icy blue eyes – both Catahoula characteristics. Better than a Great Dane, I suppose.

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Always chewing on someone or something regardless of how many chew toys she has.

We spent some time outside since the weather was semi-decent: not too hot and not raining.

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“Cheeeeeeeese!”

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*empty head – no thoughts*

Later in the afternoon, Dad was ready to make Franklin’s walker:

Franklin helped.

Franklin helped, of course.

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And, finally, the moment of truth:

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TA-DA!!!!!!!!!!!! She’s mobile again (somewhat)! She’s just getting used to it and it’s going to take some time for her legs to be strong enough to pull her around. Mom will take video to show you.

I’m keeping my paws crossed that she will be walking by this coming weekend.

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About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

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  1. Wow, you have a clever dad! Glad Franklin can start moving again! Paws up from Trompie

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  2. stella rose says:

    wow your dad is a superhero for that little duck!
    stella rose

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  3. Noodle honey, I am going to use my counting skills now:
    1. I am not even going to begin to try to explain to you why your Mom and Dad wanted to be alone on their anniversary.
    2. Yea for you getting to go to the flea market! Mom explained it’s not where you get fleas, so that relieved my mind. Now I want to go, too.
    3. Your Dad is super talented and super nice. But did he put a hole under where Franklin’s tail starts so he can do his you-know-what and not make a mess in his walker?
    4. Yea for Franklin exercising in his new walker! Has your Mom tried water aerobics with him?
    5. Macy. Where do I begin? She chews everything because she is a puppy. She drags you around because she can. Has your Mom tried squirting her with water? Or shaking a soda can with pennies in it? Or hitting her over the head with something heavy? No, Mom, I don’t want to take my paws off the keyboard. Just sayin.
    6. You are super cute nekkid. he, he.

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    • 1. Ok… I think.
      2. That was my first thought as well!
      3. Of course, silly! There is no mesh under her tush.
      4. Every evening Franklin comes in the house for a swim in a warm bath. Tonight Mom’s adding massage.
      5. She enjoyed being squirted with water (dumb dog). Soda can with pennies is a good idea. I, too, suggested a frying pan and got “the eye” from Mom.
      6. Omd! *blush*

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  4. Will and Eko says:

    You guys are running a regular zoo clinic over there!

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  5. What a awesome cart, hope it helps Franklin.

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  6. Three Pups and a Couple of Kitties says:

    Noodle, oh my goodness you guys had a busy weekend. First of all Happy Anniversary to Mom and Dad. I’m glad they had a chance to have some alone time!
    I love Franklin’s walker and can’t wait to see the video. What a team your mom and dad are!
    Belle pup wanted me to tell you that Bessie pup, (who can still make Belle roll her eyes some days) used to be pretty mouthy when she was younger and when roughhousing would grab Bonnie and Belle’s collars or their fur but she is growing out of that phase, so Belle, who is the wise mother type pup in this house, said to tell you to hang in there Macy will probably grow out of it, maybe not completely since she is a herding pup,but at least she might not be as impulsive and rough.
    love and cuddles
    Margret

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  7. Christy Paws says:

    So cool of your mom and dad to build the cart for Franklin. I hope he can walk very soon. I have no comments on bad woofie behavior!

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  8. What a cool lil walker for Franklin. Hope it helps.

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  9. Cupcake says:

    Dragging you around by your collar OR your neck is not OK. Naughty, Macy! Not cool. I LOVE Franklin’s walker. It’s genius! Can’t wait to see the video.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  10. Oh my gosh! That duck walker is one of the cutest things I have seen in a long time! I had a pet duck, Webster, as a child- one of the best pets I ever had!

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  11. Fozziemum says:

    Macy…naughty…there will be a way to stop her i am sure 🙂 dr google it 😉 and Dad is awesome to help Franklin out..we send all our POTP to him..post haste..and as for the contest ..well hilarious..i did not vote for Doc i thought it unfair..he is not amused with me hahahaa 🙂 loves Fozziemum xx

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    • Mom spends too much time on Google researching things for Macy and not enough time giving me snuggles! Perhaps if her research wasn’t fruitless, I wouldn’t be upset. However, nothing she has found helps yet. Poor Doc!!! It’s expected that everyone votes for their own entry! Now you have to give him an extra treat….or 2. *ear licks* Noodle

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  12. OMD, where to begin! Macy…those EARS! We just can’t get enough of them!! Franklin, we just LOVE your walker, what an ingenious plan! As for the photo of you NAAAAKID Noodle, well we’re sure Lexi loved it *wink*.
    We’re off to vote, we haven’t gotten around to it!
    Wally & Sammy

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  13. You are BRILLIANT with the walker for Franklin! Looks like a success – paws crossed he gets used to it and those legs get stronger so he won’t need it any longer. As for Macy insisting on using you as a GREAT BIG CHEW TOY……I hope that stops soon as she may accidentally hurt your little neck and/or collar!!!!!!!

    Love, Sammy

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    • Mom and Dad said thank you. Franklin already seems to be putting more weight on her feet and raising up off of the mesh support. Aside from hurting me and/or my collar, she covers me in disgusting slobber! *ear licks* Noodle

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  14. Don’t feel bad, Noodle, when Sam had a sister she would drag her OES brother around too by the neck.

    So glad Franklin is mobile again…how cool is that? Your dad is a wizard. And tell your peeps happy anniversary. Congrats to them. ❤

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  15. DZ Dogs says:

    You guys are awesome!! Hahaha! Go Franklin Go!

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  16. Nylabluesmum says:

    Mee-you Franklin an mee LadyMum both have A-tro-feeinn their legss!!! could Misur greg make LadyMum a ‘zoomie chair’ also???
    Hurrah fur Franklin getting her legss back so to speek…
    An Conkatss on Lady Samantha an Mistur Greg’ss 4th Annie-versary!!! May youss’ have many more!
    An Noodle mee Noodle Macy needs a water squirt efurrytime shee tries to drag you…..kata-hula doggie or not! That must vee berry uncomfertabull fur you…..
    Poor Macy iss a lot like mee: BOING BOING BOING BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE!!!
    Should wee send youss’ sum Bach’ss fur her?? 😉
    Wee wunder who iss inn thee leed on thee contest….can hardlee wiat to see thee results.
    ****paw patsss**** an **ear licksss**
    Siddhartha Middhartha Henry Penry xxxxxxxxxxxx

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    • I will have to speak to my Dad about that! Mom and Dad said thank you very much. Macy like being squirted so Mom is going to try a can with coins in it like Lexi suggested. Remember how I have those NutriVet Calming Bones? Mom could try those but she’s reluctant as I’m sure LadyMum was. I guess it wouldn’t hurt to try 1 a day and see if that helps at all. I can’t wait to announce the winners! Make sure everyone you know is voting!!! *ear licks* Noodle

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      • Nylabluesmum says:

        Thee Bach’ss iss just essence of flowers so it not HERT us 4 leggedss at all an thee Head To Tail Calmin treetsss are good fur us AN they have them fur small doggiess an medeeum an large doggies…so yur Pawentss can buy hee rite treetss fur Macy!!! Or a bouncey cassel an let her go wild inn it! 😉
        LadyMum says to tell Lady Samantha try efurryfing till shee finds sumfing that werkss fur Macy!
        Shee now Bach’ss mee ferst fing inn thee morning no matter what an then mee getss Calmin treet with regular treet around 3-4 pee em an then mee gets Bach’ss at nite when mee startss bouncing off thee wallss…..
        That way mee iss calm most of thee time an foe-cussed an not freekin out….
        Mee even WENT OUT INN CONDO AFTUR DARK last nite!!! frum 8-10 pee em an mee totallee was calm an happy!!!
        Wee can hardlee wait to find out who iss thee winner of yur contest Noodle mee Moodle just as wunderfull as Struedel 😉
        ****paw patsss**** an **nose bumpsss** yur BFF Siddhartha Henry xxxxx

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      • Moms doing to try the calming bones we have this weekend! You’re right. We have to try everything!

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  17. Mrs P says:

    Hi Oscars Mom here…brilliant post,
    Firstly I see your observations for Friday were spot on,
    Secondly sorry for laughing about Macy dragging you round by your collar…and then your neck when you were naked,
    Thirdly I must be the only person who was happy to read that Macy is super mouthy …It made me feel better as it feels as if Oscar is constantly chewing on my extremities 😉
    Take care Noodles

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