Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Hi everybody, it's me again.
I know I have been away from the blog for
a long time but my mom has not been feeling
well and I must stick to her side like I'm glued 

As you can see I look fit and
I am afraid I am loosing my 
girlish figure in my old age
(12 plus yrs.)

 Now that winter is here the wood
stove is going again and I love
to toast my hind parts.

A month or so ago we had the first snow fall of
the season.  It was a real surprise to everyone.
We NEVER have snow in October.
Mother Nature must have been having a
bad hair day!
 Here I am on the deck steps looking forlorn
because it is so cold out.
I am missing summer when I could stay out
for long periods of time and take sun baths.
I haven't told you about my summer yet.
It was a relatively quiet summer.  Mom
and I stayed home a lot and enjoyed the
deck and the wonderful sunshine.
I only had two encounters!
One was a garden snake, about 12 inches long,
I shook him and shook him and
then I flung him to another part of the yard.
I am a mighty hunter!
The second encounter was quite different.
This guy was BIG!
A black runner about six feet long and 
quite fat.
Mom cane out with her trusty weapon, the leaf
rake, and moved him along to another part
of the property.  Just didn't give me a real chance to
show how brave I am.

Since the weather got cold I have been spending
a lot of time practicing my "poor dog" look.
We had one interesting episode last week.  Richard, Sheri and
Traci were here on Saturday.  Richard and Sheri
had been down in the family room, getting things ready
for Christmas.  When they came up to the kitchen they
saw a mouse on my water bowl.
The nerve of that guy.
Richard tried to catch him - but what do men know about
catching mice?  Once he ran he was a goner.
The girls screamed, mom jumped, and
I was very good.  When Richard told me to drop it, I did.  
Nasty thing!
I caught another one on Monday morning and
now I think the house is mouse free.

My big job now is waiting for Santa.
I have been taking advantage of the living room
chair and mom's computer table to
watch for him.  Guess I just have to be
patient a bit longer.  I have a very pretty
stocking with my picture on it
and it is hung, with care, and ready to
be filled.

I'm glad to report that mom is feeling better.
She still is having trouble walking because
her leg is numb but she does make herself
walk but she still can't do stairs.

We have dispensed with most of the Christmas traditions
of the house, and will be having a simple repast
instead of everyone's favorite dishes.  Mom just
doesn't feel she can cook all of that food.
She will be making her famous Shrimp salad and
Pumpkin Pie is already in the freezer.
Today she baked a batch of her spiced nuts - it
made the whole house smell like Christmas.

We are looking forward to having the whole
family with us this year.  I'm sure that Santa
will be his usual generous self and that
all will have a good time.

Mom and I want to wish all of you a very merry
and blessed Christmas as well as the best
of health and happiness in the new year.

Don't forget to tell your family how much you love them.
That will be the most meaningful gift of all!

Until the next time, take care of yourself, I will post again as
soon as I have more news.
Eloise (and Doris, too)


Joanne said...

Well Eloise - sounds like you have had your paws full taking care of Mom, guarding the house and grounds, keeping your drinking water safe, and all you are doing! You deserve to heat up that hind end now and then and I think your figure looks perfect! Big hugs! and Merry Christmas to you and your Mom - Hoping 2012 isw so much better for the both of you!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Eloise ~
I must say you look mahvelous for your age and I think your figure is just fine.
I am so glad you are taking such good card of your mom, the house and any critter that may get in "your space". Congrats on getting rid of those nasty mice!
Even though mom says she is keeping it simple, I bet you will still have a feast on Christmas and I hope some goodies fall on the floor (wink, wink).
Tell mom I am so happy to have met her and I value our friendship and send lots of love to both of you!
Pug hugs :)

moosecraft said...

Thanks for stopping in to say hello, Eloise! I was thinking about you and your Mom just yesterday! You be sure and stick by her side until she is good and strong again! Merry Christmas!

Orange Sink said...

Dear Eloise,
I was hoping we would hear from you or your Mom one of these days! I'm so glad Mom is feeling better...just in time for Christmas!
It sounds like you have been reading "TWas the night before Christmas.... not a creature was stirring..... not even that creepy mouse!" Good job Eloise! I've heard that your breed make very good mouse catchers!!
Hopefully Santa will bring you all the treats you want and you and your Mom will have a wonderful Christmas!
You and your Mom stay cute and warm and healthy in the coming new year too! Smokey and Max say " Merry Christmas too!"
Hugs and Doggy Kisses!
Cathy G

Julia said...

Good for you Eloise, you are quite the guard dog and take your job of keeping sneaky intruders out of your domain very seriously and even sending us Christmas greetings.

I must say that I was worried about your mom and I was going to check up on her blog but you beat me to it.

I'm sorry that your mom is having problem with her leg. Winter is hard on older people and even dogs. Winter arrived early at your place

Speaking of figure, I don't see anything wrong with your figure girl, You look just as smart and spiffy as any other pouch. It must be that you were well cared for.

If you believe in Santa, go check my blog post before this last one. My grandson James is sitting on Santa checking to see if he's real. He's thinks that he's real.

I'm sure that you'll do a good job of spotting Santa before anyone.
I'm wishing you a Merry Christmas, and lots of toys.

Stay safe and warm by the wood stove. Hugs to both you and your Mom. JB

Julia said...

The Merry Christmas wish is for both, you and your Mom. I'm a slow typist but always too quick on pushing the publish button. Lol JB

Kim said...

Hi Eloise,
So great to see you on Mom's blog and keeping us updated. I am so impressed with your heroism and hunting skills. In fact, I am going to read Millie this post. Maybe it will inspire her because she is the worlds WORST hunter. When the mouse "attacked" me at the cottage, Millie just turned away and layed down. So brave.....not.
Merry Christmas to you and Doris. I hope Santa fills your stocking.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Eloise, you are taking such good care of Mom. My Gus is counting the days until his parents are home. I think you look very vetching...not overweight at all! And your brave acts of catching a mouse...well, I don't know if my two lovey pets could do as much! Tell Mom that I hope she is feeling better soon...and to have a wonderful holiday! Hope Santa brings great treats to the stocking!
Hugs from Courtney, Gus, and Sophie!

weaverpat said...

Eloise, you dear girl! It's so good to hear about what you've been doing lately. The kitties are very impressed with your mouse and snake hunting abilities. They wish they had a chance to catch a mouse.
What a good girl to take such good care of Mom. I hate to hear that she isn't feeling well! I know having you there with her is just what she needs to make her feel better.
I hope Santa takes all your very good deeds into consideration and brings you lots of doggie treats. Just don't eat too many and get a tummy ache.
Love from our whole family to you and Mom.
We hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Julia said...

Hi Dear Doris, I was checking who's birthday is was this evening on Rug Hooking Daily and I saw that it's your birthday so I want to wish you Happy Birthday and I hope that you are feeling better and that your leg is also getting better and that someone is treating you extra special today.

I'm sure that Eloise is right by your side keeping you warm these days, it's pretty cold out there but the daylight is already started to get a wee bit longer every day.

I hope that the New Year brings you great things.

Hugs, Julia

new salem hooker said...

Oh Eloise, you are such a good girl. I hope your mom is feeling better soon as I really miss seeing her at Blue and Gray. I will be thinking of you both and hoping you have a healthy and happy New Year.
Brenda Killion,