Friday, May 23, 2008

Lenny's Back!

Hello everyone and thanks for asking how I've been doing. Can you believe I haven't blogged in six weeks? I'm glad you didn't forget about me. It's like I've been in hibernation. My mom has been just too busy doing other allegedly more important things to help me blog. Same with my dad. So I am going to try and catch up on what's been going on with everyone this spring - I am looking forward to it!

Here's what's been going on with my family.

I have been super-itchy, as usual for the spring. But now I am having these baths every three or four days, which is REALLY no fun, but they do help. I have more energy when I'm not so itchy. I've gotten a couple emails asking about my allergies - I will respond ASAP and maybe I will do a post about it too, very soon.
I just got my haircut for the summer. My groomer remembered that I had my own website. :) I'm famous!

My mom was not home much for a several weeks. Indiana turned out to be kinda important for this whole presidential campaign, so she volunteered a lot and got to see her candidate at another big rally. And her candidate did pretty well, especially in our town, so she was very happy. She still obsessively reads campaign coverage on the computer though, leaving me very little time to blog.

When she wasn't campaigning, she was running, and I am proud to report that she completed her half-marathon two weeks ago! It took her a REALLY long time to run the race - over three hours! But she achieved her goal and ran the whole way, even if she was super-slow.

Her friend is getting married next week, and she has a sewing project for that. She is making a blouse for the bride to wear under her Indian sari. My mom hasn't sewn in a while, but it's actually turning out pretty well. I try and help her, but she gets upset with me if I step on her fabric.

My dad has been really busy too, but he has been nice enough to bring me to his office with him a lot. He made two trips to North Carolina for interviews with an orchestra there. He made it to the last two finalists, but they hired the "local" guy for the job. But he was happy with how he did and felt more confident afterwards. The good news is that he has been asked to guest-conduct next year for orchestras in Washington, D.C., and Portland, Maine! If you live near there and you want to go see him, let me know and I can send you information about how to get tickets. Also, he is going to Spain for a week in June because he is in a big conducting competition, so keep your paws crossed for him!

We have an exciting trip coming up. Toward the end of June, we are driving out to New England for my auntie's wedding! For the first few days, I am staying at a posh doggie resort called "Puddleby's on the Hill" with my uncle Walter the Weiner Dog. But then my people will come get me and we are all going to the lake in Maine with the big family. I hate swimming in the lake, but I am looking forward to all of the fun.


Gus said...

LENNY! I am so glad you are back. Your family has a lot going on, but you are looking quite handsome and not underfed. Hope the itchies go away soon.

Please let us know when your dad will be in DeeSee. My sissie lives there, and she likes the sample CD. We will try to send her to hear him in person.

Also, let us know if he is going to be guesting anywhere near Mayemphisss. We will be there after June 24th and would love to hear him.

Tell your Mom that Muzzer ran a 10K when she was pregnant with E.Beth, and she and E.Beth came in first in their group. Course, they were the only pregnant woman over 40 with 5 month fetus in the race, so it wasn't too hard. Muzzer says times have changed enough since then that she might be number 3 or 4!


ps...she wasn't the LAST person to cross the finish line, that was some 80 year old guy.

Penny & Poppy said...

Hi Lenny! We are soooo glad you are back. We worry when anydoggie is doesn't blog for a long time! We will keep our paws crossed for your dad. Congrats to your mom for finishing. That's way more than our mom could do!

Poppy & Penny

Maggie & Mitch said...

Yeaaaaaaaaaaa - you're back, Lenny! We missed you! Our paws are crossed for your dad and we're super proud of your mom! That's awesome! Your vacation to Maine sounds so relaxing!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Ferndoggle said...

Hi Lenny! I missed you!!! I've been pretty itchy too but haven't had to endure a b.a.t.h. yet (and I'm not showing Mom this sense giving the woman any ideas!).

Congrats to your Mom on her campaigning AND her running. And good luck to your Dad in Spain!


Lacy said...

w00f's Lenny, yeaaaaa nice to c u iz back...heehee dont let them take so long to help u blog anymore...we misseded u..congrats on u mamas running and dang it, wish u daddy had of got dat job in NC, mayb we cooda meeted one day...

b safe,
~rocky and company~

Sparky said...

LENNY! You're ALIVE! Thank goodness, I've missed you man!


wally said...

Your peeps are much more interesting than mine. Hey Lenny--OBAMARAMALAMA!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Lenny!
It makes me so happy to see you again! Sure you and your mom and dad had been very busy!
Paws crossed for your Dad! and Congratulations to your Mom!
Kisses and hugs

Amber-Mae said...

Lenny oh Lenny, we missed you!!! I'm glad you & your family are okay. Oh gosh, you got the Summer itch. Me too! But it's how here all the time so I'm itching everyday. It sounds like your hoomans have been busy. Oh, going to the lake? I know you'll have fun once you see your other friends going into the lake too. You wouldn't want to be left out!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Simba said...

Baths every 3 or 4 days! You poor thing.

Simba x

Joe Stains said...

Hey, its great to hear from you! Sounds like you have a lot of excitement coming up! My Mom is getting married too, to my Dad on June 2nd! LOL! Sounds like we are both going to have a fun summer!

Simba said...

Glad you're back! I was starting to worry!!

Sounds like you have a busy spring ahead!! Hope your allergies start to subside soon.



ps: Barack Power!

4xBs said...

hi Lenny, it's good to hear some news from you. it sounds like your peeps have been very busy. big curly congrats to your mom on the 1/2 marathon! that's quite an achievement. have you been helping her train? we wish your dad would be a guest conductor where we live (near Seattle). we would absolutely go to see him. maybe your mom could come play flute too! that would be so cool. we love to bark at the flute! woofs!!!!!

Eric said...

Wow your a busy boy eh? Dad conducting and competions, my paws are crossed - see? Your Mom campaigning n running . .err what she chasing? Kitties?

Sorry about you itchies. n the baths though . n the 2 leggededs not having time for your blog. Need to get them booked into obedience classes after the trip maybe?

Waggin, Eric

Girasol said...

I'm so glad you are back, Lenny. I was absent too hehehehee

Agatha and Archie said...

YYYEEEAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! Youare back! We wicked missed you!(as we say in Massachewsetts!!)Send PL2 info about your Dad in Portland to our pee mail and if they can PL1+2 would like to come!!! Love A+A

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Crappers Lenny....we missed ya Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bloggin' wasn't just the same with you hibernatin' behind the bookcase or wherever you were!!!

Sorry ur itchy..

I haven't told anyone this, but we got groomed today and the groomer said to Mumsie..."Now I KNOW you are aware that Scruff has this HOOOOGE bald spot on his face..." Well, Mumsie had NO idea and she feels and I look stoopid. It doesn't itch...the fur is missin' on about a quarter size area...ideas???

She's draggin me to the vettie next week.

Sooooooooooooooooooo glad ur back, Len!!!!!

Scruffy et al.

Peanut said...

Oh wow it's been a busy 6 weeks for your family. thanks for the update and try and stay in better touch if you can. bite your mom if you have to. hahaha

Jackson said...

Hey Lenny, welcome back pal! I missed you. Congrats to your mum on the running stuff! I'm sure that all your training helped! J x

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Hey Len! I know all about those summer cuts - nekkid skinny legs! Only solace is the fact that it makes your weenie look bigger!

Does your Mom make you those cookies that are good for itchies?

Bussie Kissies

Agatha and Archie said...

LENNY!!! if you go to the Arboretum you had better let us know so we can meet you!!!!! Love A+A

Kirby said...

YEAH, Lenny, you're back! Wooo hooo! I've missed you buddy.

Me and my mom are so proud of your mom for running the entire half marathon. That is such a wonderous feat!

I'm sorry that you are itchy again, that is not fun. Neither are baths, but if they make you feel better, I guess it's OK.

It's super cool that your Dad will be conducting all over. Too bad he won't be here in Chicago, maybe I could have gotten Mom to take me.

Glad to hear all is well! Welcome back to blogging land!!

Your pal,

erin said...

Welcome back, Lenny! I did miss you. Things have been really busy with my peeps too. Good to hear that the baths are helping with your itchies. I hate having baths too.