Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hi All,

It's me. Travis, again.

I know it's been a while but MOM is back in school ( SHE says SHE'LL be finished in about 1 year ) and I've been busy playing with my toys and treeing those $%^&* squirrels in the backyard with Chloe and trying to get MOM to get rid of this thing. But SHE says that this pup ( monster, I say ) is staying and that I'd better get used to it. So, since that's how things are here I guess I'd better introduce her before MOM let's her on my blog.

This is Gracie ( fancy name is Duegar's Say G'Nite Gracie ). She's about 3 months old in this picture but she isn't as " sweet " as she looks.

When MOM brought her home from the dog show in Richmond, Gracie walked thru the backdoor and took over. I mean SHE TOOK OVER. If I want to get something to eat from the food pan MOM keeps out and Gracie sees me, she will walk right up to my nose and looks me in the eye and growls at me and starts to eat what I wanted. SHE HAS NO RESPECT FOR HER ELDERS!!! She takes my toys, my blankie MOM made for me and anything else she can get her teeth into and MOM doesn't stop her. MOM says that Gracie is just doing to me what I did to Stylle and Chloe last year at this time - but I don't remember any of this. MOM said I would walk up to Chloe and stare at her until Chloe walked away and then I'd start to eat AND if Chloe even walked into the kitchen, MOM said I'd run up to Chloe and growl. I WOULD NEVER DO THAT. ( Travis - what have I told you about telling bad stories??? MOM ).

THIS is what I have to put up with on a daily ( no, constant ) basis. Gracie loves to fight and her teeh are sharp and she grabs my ears, neck, sides, shoulders and a place I'm not to talk about in public - but it really hurts.

I get no peace and what does MOM do? SHE laughs the entire time Gracie is chewing on me saying that I've finally met my match in her. SHE really laughed when Gracie chased me underneath the chair MOM was siting in at the computer - the chair almost tipped over because I was trying to get away from Gracie and MOM wouldn't help.

I wish MOM would send Gracie back to where she came from but MOM says I need to get along with her so that when Gracie is old enough, we can have babies. OMG, more little Gracies around to chew on me !!! I don't know if I can stand it!!!!!

MOM keeps telling me that I will like Gracie given enough time - but how much is enough time???

MOM took Gracie to the vet last week and Gracie now weighs 41 pounds ( of piss and vinegar - as MOM says ) and she's about 1/2 as tall as I am. She is now 6 months old and MOM said she wants to show her next month ( maybe ).

All I know is, I wish MOM would " lose " Gracie ( even tho she is sorta fun to play with - as long as the food pan is empty, that is ). I guess, Gracie is here to stay - now if I can only make sure MOM doesn't bring home another hound, I might be able to get HER to scratch my tummy again. Keep you toes crosed.

Better go for now, Gracie is asleep on the sofa next to Stylle and the food pan is full and I'm hungry. Gotta Go.