Introducing Tallulah Bee

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I dropped a bombshell on you last time, didn’t I? Yep, I have a new little sister. It is with great pleasure that I introduce Rhythm’s Tallulah Bee for Harper Lee. That’s her big fancy registered name, but we just call her Tallulah. She came from a place called Rhythm Golden Retrievers in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and she’s named after the actress Tallulah Bankhead. My new little sister, who is 11 weeks old, has been with us for a little more than two weeks. I think I’m in love.

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Tallulah and I have done quite a bit of playing in our first two weeks. My humans say that she has really brought out the puppy in me. They don’t always sound particular happy when they say that, but I think it’s a good thing. If this play, play, play routine continues, my human mommy/blogging assistant/official photographer will seriously need to work on her action photography skills.

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Just between us, friends, playtime can be a bit exhausting. But I’m the big sister, so I feel a real responsibility to watch over my little sister as she sleeps.

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To celebrate Tallulah’s first weekend with us, we had a little pool party. Now you might recall from a previous post that pool parties are not my favorite. That all changed when I saw my new little sister in our pretty pink pool. I couldn’t stay out. Tallulah and I even blew bubbles together. So much fun.

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And speaking of fun, on a recent evening walk I convinced my humans to make a quick stop at a place called Coquette so that I could introduce little Tallulah to the art of the nightcap. As you can see from the water all over the sidewalk, we had a very grand time.

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My little sister has a lot of growing up to do. I will admit that she can be a bit of a pest at times (my humans say that I am often the instigator; don’t believe that), but she’s super smart and super sweet . . .

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. . . and I think we’re going to make a perfect pair.


Black and White Sunday: What?!?

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 Wow, friends. Much has happened since my last post more than four months ago. I said I would be taking a “brief hiatus” as my humans planned and executed a move to New Orleans. I think we all agree that four months is more-than-a-bit brief; but we’re all settled . . . and I’ve informed my human mommy/blogging assistant that it’s time to get back to the important business of keeping me up-to-date on all my blogging friends and sharing my excellent adventures as I explore my new city.

Oh, and did I happen to mention that a little more than two weeks ago I got a new Golden Retriever puppy sister? Yep, this was the look on my face when my humans told me they were driving to Mississippi and would be back in a few hours with a puppy. What?!?

As David Bowie would say, “Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes”!

Thank you to Black and White Sunday Blog Hop hosts Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.

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A Brief Hiatus and Then Big Things

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Sometimes life can take some very unexpected and yet very pleasant turns. Like today when my human mommy handed me this real-life bone–the first I’ve ever had–and said, “Enjoy this, Miss Harper Lee. You’ve earned it.” Wow, talk about your unexpected pleasant surprises! Mommy’s been kind of busy lately, so she feels a little guilty about not devoting her usual amount of time and attention to me. And she says she’s neglected my blog and all my blog friends, too, and that makes her feel kind of rotten.

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I think, though, that she has a pretty good excuse: we are in the midst of a move. If all goes well, my humans and I will be moving from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in about a month. Please keep your fingers and paws and even your hooves crossed that things progress smoothly with contracts and inspections and stuff (I don’t really understand any of that, but Mommy says it’s utterly nerve-racking). And when those hurdles are cleared, the packing starts.

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But my humans say it will all be worth it, and I believe them. Life is about adventures and opportunities. Just think of what fun it will be when I get to share with you my new life in New Orleans–new places to walk, new friends to meet, new experiences to enjoy. And oh so many new smells! For now, though, I’m going to give my mommy a little blog break so that she can focus on the move. I’ll miss each and every one of you over the next month or so, but Mommy says we’ll be checking in on you as we can. And I’ll have brief updates on Instagram (@thek9harperlee), so I hope you’ll visit me there. Until then, I’m just going to gnaw on this fabulous bone. . . and thank my lucky star that dogs can’t help pack. ;-)


I’m a Lucky Girl

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Today is a big day, friends. Yes, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. Humans far and wide will be wearing all kinds of funny green outfits and drinking all kinds of funny green drinks. Humans will look for any excuse to cut loose, right?

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It’s also my birthday. My sixth birthday. My humans and I have absolutely no idea where the time has gone. It seems like just yesterday that they drove out to the country to visit me for the first time . . . and I planted a huge kiss on my daddy’s face. That sealed the deal. My humans say that every single second they’ve spent with me has been pure joy, and I feel the same way. My face is getting a little grayer and I spend a little more time sleeping these days. Mommy says that just makes me even sweeter. Today we’ll join in the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, but we’ll also celebrate the last six years . . . special years . . . and we’ll hope that we’re lucky enough to enjoy many, many more.


Black and White Sunday: Snoozing with Style

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Thank you to Black and White Sunday Blog Hop hosts Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever.

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52 Snapshots of Life: Week 10–Mischief

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Remember how excited my human mommy was when she read that the theme for last week’s 52 Snapshots of Life would be purple? Well, multiply that by approximately 100 and you’ll have some slight inkling of the dread she felt when she saw this week’s theme: mischief.

I am not a mischievous girl. I have been a well-behaved dog since Day 1. (Yes, Mommy is fully aware of just how lucky she is. And yes, she also realizes that because she has been so lucky with me, her next dog will probably be a total wild child.) In my almost six years on this Earth, I have only had one moment of true mischief. I was just a few months old and I was “assisting” Mommy  while she planted some pretty new rose bushes in the garden. Mommy glanced up and saw me running around the yard like a crazy girl with something in my mouth. At first she thought I had picked up a branch that had fallen from a tree. But then she couldn’t figure out why that branch had such beautiful red leaves in spring. And then she realized that I had grabbed one of the newly planted rose bushes and created my very own Rose Bowl Parade . . . crazy puppy style. I don’t recall exactly what Mommy said to me when she finally caught me, but it certainly convinced me that mischief would not be tolerated.

Which brings us to this week’s challenge. Yesterday I received a package from my Florida friends Sully, Murphy Brown, and Carter. (They are @rowdyretrievers on Instagram.) It was filled with fabulous surprises, including this bone-shaped mold. I gave Mommy a look that clearly said, “We need to use that thing now,” so she combined a little fat-free plain yogurt and some peanut butter and started spooning the mixture into the mold. Before putting the mold into the freezer, she let me have a little peek. I couldn’t help it, friends. Yogurt and peanut butter are two of my all-time favorite treats. And yogurt combined with peanut butter? Well, I just couldn’t control myself. I had to take a little lick.

And do you know what? Mommy let me keep licking, and licking, and licking. It might not seem like much to you, but to me it was a moment of mischief . . . and Mommy and I both loved it. Oh, don’t worry. We refilled the empty mold and popped it into the freezer, so I’ll have lots of bone-shaped frozen yogurt-peanut butter treats to enjoy. Who knows? Maybe I’ll bury some of those frozen bones around the house . . . under a rug, beneath a sofa cushion. This mischief thing is pretty fun!

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52 Snapshots of Life: Week 9–Purple

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Purple is my color.

 I have three collars. They’re all purple.

And I have two feather boas, one purple and the other purple with a touch of gold.

When I’m wearing my purple boas and my “diamond” tiara, I feel like a princess . . .

. . . the Princess of Purple.

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