Sunday, August 1, 2010

Quiet Times for me, Lola and Franklin, too

"So what's Lola been up to lately?", you may (or may not) wonder. Not much. Between Blog Mom's injury which wasn't supposed to heal for weeks and weeks (and she just managed to set it back a week or so) and the heat, after the big excitement of Franklin's arrival I've been doing a lot of nothing much. There was a VET visit for shots and some horrid, painful ear cleaning. Alpha Mom finally made him stop. Now I have medication, but I got  a shot for it, too and it made my meaty mouth shrink up a bit. It'll come back,  I'm pretty sure. Franklin didn't need shots, but he got checked out,  and his ears were assaulted as well. It should come as no surprise that I was very good and he wasn't.

We often see eye to eye on things
But when we don't, he knows looks up to whom in this team
We're still working on him and getting to know all about him. I pretty much have him under my paw, but the humans feel he needs further training from where they sit so that he'll mature into a  the really good dog he almost is. He's not going to be as good as me, Lola, I'm fairly certain. But good enough. It's too bad they can't learn from me. He's not only my little brother. He's now pretty much available to me as a minion, should I ever require one. He might still be growing, which is a teensy bit alarming. He seems a little taller. He's filling out and his collar had to be loosened by one hole. He still looks like he was built out of spare Pei parts, though.

Yesterday was the first day that we got some relief from the heat and could enjoy the backyard a little instead of just doing what we had to and going right in.
Where's my min...I mean my little brother?
Franklin here, reporting for whatever you should want, Big Sis!
That's been life around here. Franklin's going to get microchipped on Thursday night. He's going to PetSmart for that, so I really, really hope I get to go, too. And I sure hope the temperatures stay down for a while for everybuddy who's been sweltering all summer.


  1. Well we all need a good minion now and then not that I have one yet but I do have Momma and Poppa pretty much wrapped round my little paw. Well that's what they say anyway.......bol.
    Sorry to hears your lug-ole cleaning was so uncomfy for you, my Moms does my every week for me so that the docs don't have to go rooting about in them. Hope your Moms injury heals up real soon it can't be much fun for her.
    x x

  2. oh, miss lola, i'm totally sorry about the ear cleaning being ouchies. :( i kinda know how you and franklin feel since i just got over my icky ear infection. but i am glad that it was cooler at your house so you could enjoy being outside some more!
    heeeey, asa read what you woofed about franklin being your minion, and she started gigglin' and nodded in agreement. what is that supposed to mean?!
    the booker man

  3. I'm so glad the weather has cooled off some for hasn't really done that here. I love that photo of you and Franklin on the bench. Trips to the vet are not fun but just try to remember that pain you went through was nothing compared to what it could be if you didn't get those cute ears of yours cleaned.

  4. Ah the dreaded Pei ears. We feel yer pain man. Our mommy comes at us with that stinky bottle of ick and the q-tippers every week. We usually hide but she always always find us! Sheesh!!

    Bobo and Meja

  5. "Spare Pei parts" just had us BOL over here! I'm so glad your little brother looks up to you so much. I hope you BOTH get to go to PetSmart!!


  6. Thank you very much for updating us on Life with Lola! It looks like you and Franklin are getting things all sorted out just fine and that makes me all sorts of happy!

    I wouldn't know abouts the minion thing. I'm pretty sure if mom and dad had boughts me that chin-chilly-yah the other day, I could made him into my minion. Sigh.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  7. Spare Pei parts! Tee hee! Lola, you have a wicked wit!

    Tell Franklin not to worry a bit about that microchip! Morgan and I got ours last week and it was seriously no big deal at all! I didn't even flinch.

    I hope Blog Mom is feeling better soon! Tell her to take it easy!


  8. I have a feeling those microchips are like GPS. Mom will know where you are at all times
    Benny & Lily

  9. I dread the ear digging at the VET too... but since our pei ears are susceptible to infection, we just have to endure it *sigh*... glad Franklin is getting along fine... assembled Pei parts! you mean Franklin the Frankenstein!

    Licks, hero

  10. Hi, Lola!
    Sure Franklin knows who is boss there!
    Sorry about your visit to the Vet! That ear cleaning sure is painful!
    Glad you two had chance to enjoy a nice time outside!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  11. Hi Lola - the ear cleaning sounds just awful! Sorry ...

    Franklin sounds like he is settling in and figuring out his place in the house! You two look very cute together!

    Your pal, Pip

  12. We got a short break form the heat this weekend. If only it would last!

    Hooray for that microchip. :)

  13. We are having a break from the heat too and it is wonderful.

    I think you have your paws full with that little rascal. Don't worry if he gets bigger, just let him know you are boss and he will (hopefully) stay in line, OK?


  14. While you at Petsmart, I would likes more treats please...hehehe!
    I think you is doing a fine job withs your min...I mean brudder. You will haves him in tip top shape befores long...soon he will be doing whatever you say..


  15. I think we must be getting your heat - It is almost unbearable here in Texas!
    And what handsome sibs you two are!!

  16. Lola,
    I, Madi, am very very proud of your command over the baby of the family. You have to let him know that your standing in the family is at least a bench above his. MOL

    Oh the dreaded ear cleaning....Mom told me Toto, the family Doxie from the Stone Age, had lots of ear problems something about them being floppy, dark and moist. He did not like ear cleaning either. I'm glad that is over for you and Frankliln.

    We had two very nice cool days over the weekend.
    The temperatures did not reach above 80 either Sat. nor Sun BUT we'll pay for that this week.
    More high 90s in store.
    Madi and Mom

  17. It must be nice to have a minion, Lola, and we know you will be good and kind to Franklin!

  18. Hi Lola, nice to meet you - we see you everywhere so it is good to finally get to say hello. Thanks for stopping by our blog and for your good wishes for Phantom.

    We think you will like having a brother, just be sure to let him know who is in charge:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  19. Ear cleaning is a beast of a chore for the humans too. Ozzie is very cooperative because he knows its to help him not hurt him, but still not his favorite event!
    Franklin is cool but Lola rules! :)

  20. Little brothers can be quite handy at times. I think you two are going to get to be best friends. I do hope your Mom's injury heals soon so you can all play when the heat lets up.

  21. Hope all is well with you. Stay cool, my friends! I actually like to get my ears cleaned....feels soooo good!

  22. Lola, sorry to hear you had to go to the vet for a painful ear cleaning. Hope you are ok now. Hope Blog's mom is all recovered soon!

  23. I am proud to see you continue with your training. You know, dogs need consistency, Lola. As for the Petsmart trip, I'd skip it this once if I were you. I mean, haven't you heard of instances when they operate on the wrong person on the wrong body part? What if they accidentally re microchip you?


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