Saturday, February 16, 2008

This week

To get ready for Koobie's party and Valentine's Day, I had to go get groomed to look nice for the ladies.

I have two nice groomer ladies at PetCo, Dinah and Jennifer. Jennifer cut my hair this time. When my mom came to pick me up, Jennifer asked her if I had a website!!! She had seen my post about all of the crazy stuff I've eaten. She recognized me from my blog! I felt almost famous. Plus, I think I look pretty nice.

My grandma and grandpa came to visit! Grammy and Poppy came all the way from Ohio last weekend because my people were in a special orchestra concert. It was a dinner-dance with ballroom dance music, like they do on TV!

My dad conducted. Sorry this is kind of a blurry picture of him. Grammy and Poppy are his parents.

My mom played flute on the concert. Unfortunately, because they were both performing, they didn't get to dance. Five years ago, they took a lesson on how to swing dance, and they kind of remember how to. Plus, they had a lesson last weekend with Grammy and Poppy at the dance studio next to PetCo to learn how to Viennese waltz. I'm not sure why I wasn't invited- haven't they seen my dance moves?!?

At the beginning of the dance, all of the dancers do a big special procession into the ballroom. These pictures reminded me of all the fun in Arizona with Gus's Sentimental Journeys dance!

The middle of my week was not very exciting. My mom pulled a muscle (in her fanny! hee hee!) and she hasn't been running a lot these past few days. One morning while she was eating breakfast, I finished my own kibble and smelled something delicious inside of her purse. It was a food storage container (much like the one holding the puzzle pieces earlier) holding two pieces of pizza, her lunch. Now, as you know, I am her pawsonal trainer. I didn't think that greasy leftover pizza was very good for her training regimen and diet. So I removed the container her from her purse, opened it, and helped myself to one of the pieces.

She was not happy with me. That's okay. I know that having discipline is hard. She is learning. ;)


Charlie said...

Hi Lenny! We're listening to A Praire Home Companion and were suprised to find it's in Bloomington with the School of Music. Made us think about your dad. Woooo hooooo!
- Charlie

Gus said...

We were listening to PHC is a mini trip back to Minney Soda for my hoomans, and they do it every week! We hope your mom and dad got to dance sometime that weekend, despite the pulled muscle.

You look very good...I should come to your Petco and get groomed!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Lenny!
I hope your mom is feeling better now!
Did I tell you that my mom is still playing your cd on the computer?? She loves it!
Kisses and hugs

Faya said...

Oh Lenny it is so kind of you to take care of your Mom...maybe one day she will admit it....
Your new haircut is great and you are beautiful !
Kisses, Faya

Noah the Airedale said...

You did the right thing matie, that's what a good personal trainer is all about. All temptation must be removed!!!

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Pacco de Mongrel said...

i'm thrilled to know that ur parents are great musician...

hi to ur grandpa n grandma too...

Jackson said...

Hey Lenny, lookin' good pal! I think you must be a very good trainer, helping your mum to resist temptation like that. I try and help J1 like that too but she's learned to hide all food WAY out of my reach. I did find a stale ryvita in her bag the other day that she'd forgotten about. Must have been nice having your grandparents come and visit. Did you get extra fuss and treats? Hope so, pal! J x

Maggie & Mitch said...

You sure look spiffy with your new hairecut, Lenny!
Bless you for saving the day by eating that nasty old greasy pizza! I bet your mom is still thanking you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are a great personal trainer - Hollywood will be calling for your services soon I think!!


erin said...

Did you say pizza? I LOVE pizza! It's my most favorite human food. Why did you stop at one piece? I would have eaten them both!
PS your haircut looks great!

Asta said...

You look so vewy handsome!!
You did so well with youw skiing..evewyone could see the wesults of youw twianing and dance pwowess....they weally should have invited you to the dance to show off..I bet youw Gwama and Gwampa wewe vewy pwoud of youw Dad and youw Mom..they look so vewy nice!! I bet it was a lovely occasion..
thank dogness youw Mom has you to wescue hew fwom evil pizza which could wuin hew twaining
smoochie kisses

Kirby said...

Hi Lenny,

Woo Hoo fancy night out for your parents! Good thing you got groomed to look good too! Hope your Mom is feeling better and is up on the treadmill again. We trainers need to keep the Mommy's workin hard.

Your pal,

Comet and BLU said...

You look very handsome now that you are groomed - handsome enough to dance.

Good job helping make sure you mom was eating healthy. Way to take one for the team by eating that greasy pizza!
Comet and BLU

Girasol said...

Lenny did you dance too? so you can show me some swing dance moves.

Amber-Mae said...

Oh wow, your parents are talented! My hooman dad is a Malaysian Music Composer & he's quite well known here, my hooman M used to be a singer when she was younger & when before she had us & my mommy is only 17, is already a singer. She's gonna join a singing competition this year called One In A Million. I hope she will win! Kekeke! My mommy has always wanted to learn a violin & play for the orchestra but she didn't get the chance to. Oh & btw, you look great after your haircut!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Hey Lenny u look almost as good as me now!

Bussie Kissies

Penny & Poppy said...

Good job on stealing, I mean liberating the pizza. You wouldn't want your mom eating such nasty stuff!

You look very handsome with your new haircut! We are blowing our coats so grooming will be in our near future!

Poppy & Penny

Tofu Burger said...

Lenny!! How did you manage to get the lid off the storage container? I've been trying this allll my life and have not been open one container yet!! Totally cool man.


Agatha and Archie said...

Oh Lenny you look like Mr Handsome!!!!!! And your Mum and Pop do to!!(well your Mum looks like Ms Handsome)Does your Mum have ANY IDEA how lucky she is to have you as a personal trainor???People pay FORTUNES to have a trainer stop them from eating pizza!!Way to go little buddy..Love A+A

Koobuss said...

Hi Lenny,

How lovely!! What a beautiful evening your family had. You must be very proud of them. And, your new haircut is great! You look very handsome.

That was a very heroic and brave thing that you did, Lenny. Taking that pizza out of your mom's purse and eating it yourself in order to save her from all that grease and fat, was very admirable. You did her a tremendous favor. Too bad that you could not get the other piece, too. Hehe.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

4xBs said...

Hi Lenny, that was a lot of information in that post. you've been busy.

that's so cool that your mom plays the flute in your dad's orchestra. our mom plays the flute too. she used to play in orchestra in college, cuz her major was music.

did your grammy and poppy dance like they do on Dancing With the Stars? that would be sooooo fun to watch. can your mom and dad do that too? we like dancing!

your haircut looks lovely. you're a very handsome fellow. we want to come and play with you and get you all muddy and dirty, like us. hee hee


pee ess. we like A Prairie Home Companion too. are your folks at Indiana U? our mom went there a long time ago for a flute class thingie with James Pellerite. do we have the right school? our dog memories are not so good when our mom is reminiscing about the past... blah... blah... blah... blah... cookie!!!!... blah... blah....blah.... blah.... blah.... dog park! blah.... blah.... blah.........

Simba said...

You know so many talented people. Hope your Mummy is better now.

Simba xx

Ms. Creek said...

Hi Lenny,
I'm a blogger friend of Koobies who suggest I read your blog and now I know why! I'm a music director living in Montana.

I'm sure the music was lovely, but not as lovely as your new look!

Have a nice day!
Ms. C

William Tell said...

Your Mom will thank you for your intervention later, I'm sure! Good thing you were looking out for her. :)

William Tell

The Thuglets said...

Lenny you look so handsome with your new haircut!

Great photos..that look like a very nice do your parents went to.

Hope yer mum soon feels better ..keep up the good work as her personal trainer.

Big Cold Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Gus and Louie said...

Way to cool. Your mom and dad are awesome.. To bad you couldn't go the the ball. Kind of like Cinderella..
You are pretty talented to steal mom's lunch. To bad she figured it out before she went to work or she would of had a heck of a surprise when lunch time came around..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Sparky said...

Lenny, you look great!

That was very kind of you to take your mom's pizza for her. She'll thank you for doing that, eventually.


Lacy said...

woofies Lenny, yummmmies pizza..good fing u helps take care of u mama...i nos her fanks u...dey shooda let u go to the concert wiff dem...heehee Lenny, me cood show ya how to dig luv to do dat...

b safe,

erin said...

Yup, my girl voted yesterday! She left me in the morning 40 minutes earlier than normal. She was the 33rd person in her ward to vote that day.

JB's Big World said...

Hi Lenny,
I just wanted to stop by and tell you I am not appetizing! You should have picked the candy jelly bean on Comet and Blu's blog. I am sweet too, but not appetizing and not for eating.
hee hee

Katie said...

Wow, that was a great story. We loved all the photos. My mom says she has to get down to bloomington and see you all perform. She is just lazy!

Glad you didn't get killed for the pizza, but you were just looking out for your mom... humans

JB's Big World said...

Thanks for visiting me Lenny. I like having lots of doggies friends!

Frasier said...

Hi Lenny
We were going to say that the grandparents look very young !!But it must run in the family because your dad looks young too!
Speaking of running,mommy runs too.She is training for a half marathon.There is a doggie called Velcro on my blog roll and his mom does races too.
Do you run with the mommy ?

Asta said...

my Pawents went to a stwing quawtet at the Bawishnikoff centew hewe in NY(they have fwee concewts) and thought of you and youw pawents..they said it would have been even bettew if you had danced to the moosic..Mommi intewwupted Mr.Bawishnikoff and Wallace Shawn while they wewe talking and they wound up having a gweat convewsation about Budapest and cwazy Hungawians, hehehe
I hope youw Mom's wunning is going well
smoochie kisses

Katie said...

Hi Len.. Come to our blog. WE gave you an award!!

wally said...

Good job Lenny! You're the greaterest trainer EVER. That dancing looks like fun. My ma ape says I have four left feet, though.


Scruffy & Lacie said...

What attractive peeps and grandpeeps you have, Lenny!

You got recognized from your blog??? You are famous, Dude!!!!!

That's so cool! And your groomer did do a wonderful job! Lacie was battin' her eyes at your pic!

Glad u kept that nasty pizza away from ur mom...she'll thank you some day!!