Thursday, March 06, 2008
Adi, About Me (a little meme)
Hi, my name is Adi. I am a tri color beagle with purebred lines. I am eleven, in dog years that would be about seventy-seven. My birthday is September 1, 1996. My full name given to me by Karen is Adi Jane H(xxxxxxx). [large picture] [super size]
I belong to my misses, Karen, and live with my grandparents, Mrs. Jim and Jim. This has been going on for quite a while starting when Karen moved to where I could not be. I have been experiencing the retired life early with Grandma Mrs. Jim and Grandpa Jim in a retirement like community. [large picture] [super size]
Jim and I are registered with the Delta Society (link), and are a certified pet therapy team. Also, we are members of the Montgomery Pet Partners group (link). Our job as a therapy team is to visit those who cannot have a dog because of circumstances beyond their control.
Currently we visit every other Tuesday at an assisted living home in Conroe. A few years earlier we were going every week when there were fewer teams. [large picture] [super size]
My first year I helped tutor a sixth grade boy in reading. With that job, I am now an experienced reading dog. We helped this boy get reading practice and encouragement so that he could pass his state reading test.
I really like to play. Until I hurt my back, my favorite play sport was to get rough with my Teddy Bear. I would grab it by the neck, arm, or ear and shake it very violently.
My doctor (Brian Hablinski, DVM) at the Willis Animal Clinic (link) told Jim to have me stop doing this as very likely doing that did hurt my back.
Squirrels and rabbits like to play tag with me too! Always the squirrels run scared up in to their tree. [click pictures for large size] [click here for super size squirrel] [Adi looking, super size]
The rabbits are a little faster and will run and run until they find some brush to hide in. I could go into that brush and flush them out again, but Jim always calls me back.
Jim and I walk about two times a week, for a long walk, perhaps a couple of miles. We do a nice slow walk where I can sniff to my heart’s content. Well almost. [large picture] [super size]
On my walks, I get to meet a lot of new friends. Here are a black lab, Lucy the other beagle, and Shuffles, a turtle who lives down by the creek.
I really like to go for rides. Both in the car and on the golf cart. When we get to going fast enough, you ought to see my ears flying in the breeze.
When I'm tired, I just love to take a long nap in my double bed. [large picture] [super size]
That's where I stay, in the breakfast room, to help Jim write his blogs. Generally I remind him when it is time for a snack or some coffee.
I forgot to mention that my favorite football team is the GO BIG RED Nebraska Cornhuskers. I sit right there with Jim and we watch every play. [large picture] [super size]
Mrs. Jim and Jim travel quite a bit. When they do I get to stay with Karen or one of my aunts or uncles. They all argue over me as I am in high demand. Even some of the neighbors have asked me to stay with them.
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I think Jim is going to let me come to Nebraska this summer for the July 4th parade in Tekamah and to attend Blogstock '08. That all ought to be a blast.
I am a seasoned parader. Last year BP and Mrs. Jim asked me to ride with them in the golf cart. We were all decorated pretty good.
My food likes? Most anything that is edible and that smells halfway good.
My favorite food: Blue Bell Lite vanilla ice cream
Food I dislike: Oranges
Read more about me (Adi Can)
My blogging friends:
Lucy-Maude, Dog's Eye View
My adopted sister, Katrin here and Katrin over there
My claim(s) to fame:
My A d i .. C a n ... series
Jim's Note: Adi died September 17, 2012
.................... (read my tribute to her here)
We are retired and live on a golf course. We do use it for 4th of July parades and in-subdivision picnics and events. It helps with the parking situation doing it that way.
That is nice for the Palm Pilot and Yahoo to work together.
This blog is a 'work in progress' so it may change a little as time goes by. Mostly with additions.
I remember seeing some when I was a child, but that's in the dim dark past. Didn't know if they still had any and it seems there are a few in various zoos. I saw them at Melbourne zoo. Glad you and Adi cheer people up and visit some who cannot have their own dogs. Take care, and I guess polar bears ARE unique in Oz.
My uncle Larry, that lives in NYC, has a dog walking business and he sometimes "pet sits" in his apartment. He used to have a retriever named Beau and they would get to go to hospitals and visit senior citizens there.
I loved reading this post from Adi's point of view. Blessings to you all.
Tell her to quit swinging too hard.
On the blog below...how come you didn't get in the race? You look like you could do it.
I didn't quite understand your comment on the blogstock post. If you meant you haven't been invited then you're not correct. Everyone is and we plan on seeing and etal.
I did check out your other postings, the other day, but forgot to ask - what is that big red wagon you were tied to? Do you really have to pull it?
That was a cute turtle, but did you ever meet a snapper? My brother Toby-Tyler (Toby died several years ago) and I did - twice! Right in our own backyard. The females climb the hill, up from the swamp, burrow under our fence and try to lay eggs in our yard. We barked a lot and I think my mom was glad we steered clear of these snapping turtles. Each time, she let them bite on a stick, pushed them into a trash can and drove them to a nearby pond. They were about 16" long and mean!
I like the painted ones that visit. We had one live in our yard for a few weeks, last year. And frogs and toads! I love spring and summer, don't you? So much to keep track of, out there.
Anyway, Adi, Keep up the good work. I enjoy hearing about all your work and play experiences... Lucy
Trying to get caught up on my reading. Good post. Aslo read the one on the Texas Independence Relay. Tell Mike and Karen way to go. That had to be a little unsettling for Karen to run past a bar, in the dark, at closing time.
I'll get to meet her (and Jim and Mrs. Jim) at Blogstock '08. Hooray!!
Adi has abused that poor Teddy Bear long enough.
I think the bear got its revenge on Adi by harming her back.
Adi would be great therapy for anyone. I see why she is in high demand. She is a good doggie.
I like oranges, Adi. I wish you did too, but I understand about not liking certain stuff. I hate mayonnaise, and so I don't eat it. I wish it was against the law to have it at all anywhere in this country.
Adi, you can be the official mascot of Blog Church, if you'd like. This makes you an honorary member, and entitles you to attend any services. You also can have treats in the foyer if Jim says it's okay.
You can visit the sick also and make them feel better.
Yes, I accept.
Jim is still deciding about the treats.
I just found out that you had your own blog!
Does that sore back that you have mean that you won't be taking any more flights to Canada,eh?
What will I do without my pilot?
Princess can't fly and neither can Mrs. Mac's Miss Lucy so I will be really stuck if you give up on me!
Please try and take some more therapy and promise me that you will be flying all those cats and dogs over to Canada in the near future to visit Uncle Bernie and Aunt Terry...Give my love to your gramma and grampa Jimmie...Love A. Terry
One thing that has not changed is my love for ice cream. It isn't so bad, Jim and Mrs. Jim have ice cream every night before they go to bed. They leave it out in the carton while they are eating to let it melt around the edges. I get what has melted. I do have to share with Katrin now but they have plenty for each of us.
BTW, Jim will (someday) add about Katrin to my Meme, he is a pretty busy guy right now.
Wednesday he will take the time for us, him and me, to visit our usual haunt at the assisted living home. Those residents and I have some wonderful moments.
And, you can search for 'Katrin' at the links at the bottom of the Meme or Jim's Little Blog and/or Jim's Little Photo Place.
Have a terrific day Adi. My best to your parents. :)