Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Recent update


It's been a really long while since this blog was last updated, and for that I apologize. I've had a lot on my plate- I've finished up my graduate school this last spring and promptly moved out east.

C.C. came along, riding between Tris and I as we drove a moving van out. C.C. was a real trooper, enjoying the ride and sleeping during the dull points.

Recently we had to make an emergency move in lieu of a bit of crime making our previous neighborhood too dangerous to live in -- and we are now residing close to the Appalachian trail head by Del Water Gap. I am hoping to upload photos here soon.

In the meantime, C.C. is enjoying it out east- though the rain does put her in a grouchy mood. On the plus side, she has Felix the cat here to chase!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Don't feed me Chinese food

Today was an eventful day. Mom and dad ordered Chinese food a couple of nights ago and were eating left overs. I, being the respectful Shiba that I am, made some observances about their eating habits until Mom, being oh so wonderful and generous, which I am sure is wonderful karma, gave me several pieces of chicken from her chicken fried rice leftovers. It was delicious.
After that, Mom vaccumed the rug while I gleefully attacked that horrible machine. I victoriously beat that machine back to the closet.
Then mom made a cup of coffee and while I looked at her lovingly, I threw up. Several times.
On the rug.

Moral of this story: Don't feed me Chinese.

Now I shall rest sadly in my bed till I feel better.

~C.C. Lemon, destroyer of Vaccums

Monday, June 29, 2009

Been a while!

Eek! It's been a while since our last post. CC is fine, up to date on all her shots as am I. Ironically she only had 2, whereas I had 3, which means I get to complain more. But CC's vet gave her babyfood (great idea, gonna have to steal that!) right after her lepotsospirois (spelling?) shot.
We live in an area with a lot of squirrels, mice, raccoons, and the oddball bunny rabbit, and CC, being a true shiba inu, is my mighty hunter. Yesturday she killed a fly! Next week, it could be an elephant! (In her dreams, probably not in reality). Back to the shot: it's a good idea to innoculate your animals against this as this nasty little bug is transported via water by CC's favorite food: squirrels and mice. Since it knocks out the kidneys and is a horrible way to die, we decided to go for it.
Not everyone chooses to innoculate their dogs against lepo, as it's not that serious of a deal if your dog doesn't chase squirrels, drink out puddles imagining she's a wolf, or do anything that dogs like to do. Like be dogs.
Also while we were at the vet, we were told that her heart murmur is a congenital defect, that's so minor that the vet wouldn't have picked up on it unless she was listening for it! Yeaaaaaaaaay! Green light for good health. I was really worried about her health as she's getting to be an older dog, and as I'm getting closer to graduating the more worried I am about not having enough time to catch little things before they become big things.
On cheerful, non health related news, I've chickenwired the deck so there's no possible of CC experimenting with flight. Even though she might think she's a rocket, the laws of gravity still apply to her, like everyone else. Expect possibly cats, as I've seen them defy the rules of gravity and logic multiple times. Case in point, my parent's new cat, who I can't figure out if he's a tad mentally challenged or if he just thinks he's a gecko, and can walk on everything. Ceilings included if the laser pointer goes there.
Anyways, this concludes another moment in the adventures of CC Lemon!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Getting older

So today was the first hike of summer. CC is 14 now, and though she doesn't act like it all the time, she's slowly but surely started acting her age. Today we hiked a popular trail and at the end of it, she was exhausted, tail uncurled, grumpy, hot, and fussy. Granted, I was hot, tired, fussy, hungry, and exhausted too, but like a typical Shiba, CC is very good at letting me know when she is displeased. Mainly just from the glares she occasionally shoots me on long walks when her feet get tired. I think she had fun though during the hike.
The trail we took totaled to around 7 miles, which considering was more than usual, but they were rather gentle trails on Chautauqua that weren't too bad. On the hike CC got to chase after birds and squirrels (I keep her on a leash so she can't harass the wildlife during hikes, because it annoys me when people let their dogs chase deer and kill/harass smaller wildlife on hikes), and she got to wade in several mountain streams. I'm very proud of her, she put her feet in very bravely, a very rare fete for a hydrophobic shiba princess like herself.
However, sometimes it bugs me to see her getting older. I wish I could just press a button and get more time, which is really selfish on my part. When I first moved here, she used to bounce up that trail, be a little bit tired, but bounce back and be ready to hike another 10 miles if it meant she could chase another squirrel. Granted it was a long and slightly stressful day- we woke up early, met with a friend who isn't fond of dogs, went up to Nederlands, hiked around the lake (about a mile) then decided to hike some more since the weather wasn't hot at all (the forcast said it would be in the 90s today, more like 70s, with a lot of cloud cover). I think CC was a very good ambassador for her species but still, I'm always nervous around people who aren't familiar with animals or dislike them. She might have been picking up that extra stressor which wore us both out faster than normal.
Although after thinking it through, it maybe it's not age after all- our friend passed out as soon as he got back home, and we the shiba parents all are complaining of tired feet. Perhaps next time we'll keep it to only 4 miles, and maybe I'll carry her more. ...I think her paws are more tired than mine. However, there's no one to carry me when I'm tired, but... it's a happy burden I will gladly carry up and down the tallest mountain. Just so we can find the one chipmonk or squirrel on the mountain, and chase it. Or I can just make her dad carry her up and down the mountain, and keep our eyes peeled for squirrels.
This was a longer blog, and due to both CC's tiredness and my own, the photos will be posted sometime later this week.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

After redecorating...



After redecorating the apartment, CC has had more room to chill out. Specifically under the window where the breezes come in. It's cute because she's sleeping more under the window now, when she used to be easily alarmed by the window shades billowing in the breeze.


Ok, enough random jibberish! Here's for the CC pictures!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

C.C. Lemon's adventures

Hi!

This is a blog about the adventures of C.C. Lemon, a shiba inu. C.C. is 14 years old this summer, and she has been with me since she was 5 months old. Over the years I've gotten to watch her mature and bloom into a wonderful little shiba who has possessiveness issues with the couch.

Everyone has their flaws.

On this note, I would like to say welcome and I hope you enjoy reading this!