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-…ôr (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.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Oh I cannot believe it's been a month since I've written!

The weather has changed for the better, though still too much rain for my dainty paws.  Anyway, we've been going out on our Let's Go! more often than not and I gotta tell you:  I'm liking it!

A few weeks ago mom said a strange thing...something like, "I want to buy a new house!"  and "I need boxes to start purging the crap to get the house ready for sale!"  And since all this silly-talk she's been bringing in packing boxes, taping them up AND PUTTING STUFF IN THEM!

I keep telling myself that she's only getting rid of crap and that all the fixing, painting, repairing, packing and cleaning means nothing...after all, it's Spring now and I know there's a thing called "Spring Cleaning" so that must be what she's doing.


Spring Cleaning.

That's what I'm going with.  For now.

No, I'm not moving....yet.  I've asked for a transfer but other than that, I'm not saying another word for fear I'll jinx it.  I will say that I'm aiming for September as my townhouse will likely take 3-5 months to sell.  That's the average for this complex.  I'm also hoping to get back what I paid.  If I were to sell today I'd lose $10k under what I paid, then with agent fees, etc. I'd lose close to $25k below what I paid.  THAT isn't worth selling for...unless the perfect transfer opportunity came 'round.... :-)

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