About Me

On September 1, 2010 my sweet little muppethead, KiraDog, died. She was diagnosed with Cushings disease in November 2009 and it finally gave way to heart disease and liver failure. I knew I needed another dog to fill the void in my heart and my home so I worked with Furbaby Rescue (where Kira came from) and was gently encouraged to meet a particular dog in need of a forever home. On September 10, 2010 I adopted Conor. . . . This is his story.

About Me (and really, when you think about it, it IS all about ME):

Conor: Gender: Masculine; Usage: Irish, English, Irish Mythology; Pronounced: KAHN-ər (English): Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Conchobhar which means "dog lover" or "wolf lover" also "lover of hounds". It has been in use in Ireland for centuries and was the name of several Irish kings.

Hi everyone!


My name is Conor. Well, it used to be Bumper but my mom thought it was as silly name (and in a way, so did I) for a grown-up puppy so she re-named me Conor. Conor, now that's a good strong manly-man Irish name, don't you think? I'm quite proud of it myself :-)

Anyway, I'm a "Liver" coloured Shih Tzu and I was about 2 1/2 years old when I was adopted (Mom says my Birthday is July 4, 2008! She's not 100% sure of the right date, but that's the day she picked). I have allergies and have to be careful (pfft!) about what I eat - no wheat, grains, or beef allowed. I'm a rambunctious guy who always seems to find trouble, er...toys, to play with. I like watching the world around me from my perch in the kitchen bay window and love my mom to bits - and even though he didn't really like me much, I also miss SirWillyCat a little.

Characters in my life:

  • Aunt Jo and Uncle Dale: Mom and Aunt Jo have been friends for almost 30 years, since high school. Aunt Jo is a pet person and raised both her kids to love animals. Uncle Dale, having grown up on a farm, had to be converted a little bit.
  • Aunt Diane: Mom's friend and (retired) co-worker. Aunt Diane lives a few doors away from us and we sometimes go to her place for a visit.
  • Miss Eleni: Founder of Furbaby Rescue
  • Miss Nicole: A Furbaby adopter who has two puppers to call her own. She lives in a different town, but close enough to mom they could visit (if their schedules ever let them!) Miss Nicole loves hearing my stories :-)
  • Miss Vanja: Met mom through Furbaby Rescue. They haven't met in person 'cause she lives far away.
  • VetLady: Dr. I. Elizabeth Borgmann, founder of the Whatcom Road Veterinary Clinic
  • Willy: (aka SirWillyCat): Adopted January 7, 1994. Willy died on January 24, 2011. He was 17 1/2 years old.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Glimmer of hope

Today mom video'd me again - guess she doesn't trust me yet.  I hardly barked at all when mom left!  Of course, I held vigil at the kitchen window waiting for her return. 
It wasn't as lonely today because mom remembered to leave the TV on so I could listen to CNN all day.  I know.  CNN all freakin' day.  I know mom said I used to be American and should really keep up with what's happening in my home country, but I'm Canadian now so she should have left it on CBC.  But then I would have slept all day.  *snerk*

Oh oh oh!!!!!  I almost forgot to tell you the best part:  NO ACCIDENTS!!!  And NO belly band today.  I held it allllll day long until mom took me for my mini-walk after work.  It was raining so we only went to my favourite bush and back.  Later tonight we went for a longer walk, but not on our regular route (it was still raining) but I had to poop so we went around the park at the end of the street and back.  Yeah, I peed and pooped.  Couldn't really read my peemail, it was too wet outside.  Oh, mom made me wear a coat that lights up across the back down by the bum.  I think 2 or 3 cars honked at me - I must look HOT in that coat!  And I was dry (except my feet and top o' my head) when we got back so I'm thinking this coat thing isn't such a bad idea after all.  I get attention from passers-by, cars honk at me, I can still pee and poop, and it keeps me dry in the pouring rain.  Mom is so smart to make me wear it!

More season premiers tonight so I'm off to watch TV with mom.

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