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Friday, November 29, 2013

broken tail bone

     well I finally talked my pet human Whitty into taking me out again. it's been quite awhile since we went anywhere. last time we went Whitty drove us down to the south Holston dam. he had some family already there when we showed up. we had just arrived when they all decided to go to the weir below the dam. it wasn't far so we loaded back up and drove down there.
      whitty got out his skates and we made a couple trips back and forth on the path. that's where the broken tail bone happened. we were skating along when I saw a couple new buddies I wanted to meet. so I cut across the trail to greet them. well I stopped but Whitty was still going pretty fast and couldn't stop in time. that's when he got tied up in my leash and fell and wasn't able to catch himself and landed in a bad way. he said it broke his tail bone and tried to blame me. I told him I know what that feels like. like when he's up in the middle of the night and without turning on the light goes walking through the house and steps on my tail.
     I have to admit he was laid up for several months afterward. he was really hurting whenever he moved around. I wasn't able to talk him into going out for the rest of the summer. I tried many times but was unable to convince him to go. I tried using the old cold wet nose to the bare ribs. I tried the nudging him. I even tried the sit and stare with the occasional whimper thrown in for good measure. all that didn't work while he sat there in pain.
     well last Monday Whitty got out of work early and he must have gotten better because this time he wanted to go for a run. we went back to the (scene of the crime) weir and here we went. Whitty was even brave enough to put his skates back on. since the time change it's been getting dark early so we weren't able to stay for very long. although we did get in a few laps before it started getting dark.

Monday, June 3, 2013


  1. well its been a while since I had whitty update my blog. so I figured it was time to catchup  on my postings. I let whitty get by without keeping up the blog because his mom got sick and he had to care for her.
  2. we did have a few trips to the weir last year. once in April while the weather was cool, once in June as the weather warmed up, once in July and boy was it hot (so we made that a quick run), once in September as it started to cool off. I did see a few of my buddies down there. I didn't get to play much, cause we weren't staying too long. it was still good to see my buddies even though we were in a hurry.
  3. this March I talked whitty into going geocaching. there was a group going for a hike down at the South Holston Dam. I met a few new buddies that brought there pet humans out for a hike. there was about four other dogs there for me to make friends with and play around. several people showed up (about 10 or 15 pet humans) for whitty to make friends with. whitty was able to pick up about 8 or 9 caches as we hiked along the trails.  we must have hiked around 7 or 8 miles all the way out to the spillway. plus a few side trails along the path. whitty told me he was glad I came along so I could help pull him up a few of the hills that were a little bit of a climb. good thing I got 4 paw traction. we both sure were plenty tired when we made it back to the car.
  4. this little teepee someone put up was one of the sights we passed by along the trails we were on. the lake was down and we got to walk out to one of the islands. during the summer the lake is up and would have had to used a boat or swim to get to. on the way to the island we had to go down a steep hill and whitty wound up falling backward and slid halfway down on his backside. he was alright just slid and got dirt skid marks all over his back pockets. I didn't slide cause my 4 paw traction kept me from sliding. I thought whitty was going to pass me and get to the bottom first. he did get a few laughs out of the folks that went with us when whitty jumped right back up through his arms out and said TAAA-DAAA.......
  5. well........ that's all I've got to catchup on for now. now if I can keep whitty on task and not get behind on posting our adventures.