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.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mom spent the day with Aunt Diane.  i didn't get to go because it was mom's first visit to the rehab place and wanted to make sure it was OK that I can come next time.  Apparently some residents have allergies so I can still visit but can't go inside.  Mom says there's lots of hidey places around the building, ramps and garden's that we can visit in without having to go inside.

Mom took Aunt Diane to get her hair done - Oh boy!  I wonder if she goes to Diggity-Dog, too?  That's my Spa and I love my haircuts :-D  Mom just snickered and said they found a new place called "All About Beauty" and they were able to just walk right in and get her hair fixed up nice.  After almost a month in the hospital mom said Aunt Diane's hair was looking like a birds nest.  TeeHee.  Birds nesting in her hair.  I'd giggle if I saw that - then I'd chase those darn pesky birds away.


Mom did something at the Spa that she's never done before, ever in her life:  She had her eyebrows 'threaded'.  She looks like a girl now!!!  (And because she's not used to it, she says she feels like she has a perpetual surprised look on her face).

So on Day 1 of the Super-Long Weekend, I was left home alone for most of the day while mom and Aunt Diane had a Spa Day.  I hope they tipped Diggity-Dog well so I get awesome service next time I get to go...oh wait, they found a new place *rolls eyes*

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