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.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Oh I must be gettin' old :-(

Couldn't meet mom coming home after work at the door to the garage as I always do.  Seems my adventure and excitement yesterday has made my tummy a wee bit troubled and my legs are sore and stiff.

I met mom at the top of the stairs and whimpered a little bit.  She made me get up and walk a few steps to see what was wrong and noticed I was limping a bit.  Mom massaged my front legs and then I could hop down the stairs to go out for a potty.

I might milk this for all it's worth if it means I get carried everywhere and get massages!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Going to the park!

Going to the river valley park today!!  OhboyOhboyOhboy  I love me da river valley park - gonna romp and play and find Trouble and trip da mudder and snack and flop in da river when we're done - pictures and stories to follow :-)

Edit 3 hours later:

Three guesses who forgot her camera at home?  Three more guesses who let the battery die on her 'phone so couldn't even use that camera?

Now guess who chased horses and darn near collapsed with heat stroke and freaked mom out so bad she poured cold water in my mouth and carried me down to the river to cool me off?  Now guess who's flopped down in the middle of the living room floor pretending to be asleep?

But other than the end-of-the-hike drama, it was a great day!  Mom used her footstep counter thingy on her iPod and supposedly we went 6187 steps, went 4.6 km's over 1 hr. 37 minutes *includes breaks.