Thursday, August 27, 2009

Off With Mom I Go

My mom is just the best. Again this morning she let me go with her. Yep - we left the house at 7:15 - I know, I know, that's awfully early especially form mom who rarely gets up before 8 - but we left at 7:15 to host a breakfast at the Village Vet Clinic in Knoxville. It is the most totally pawsome clinic ever. It is all female veterinarians - which mom totally loved....and it is just the neatest place. They have a spa and are building a brand new hospital. They also have pictures of doggies all around done by this really neat artist named Marna Schindler - yep you guessed it mom has already commissoned a piece from Marna of me - AND - get this - she is going to supply the clinic with a print of me to put on their wall! Cool huh?

Well - back to the visit - there were a ton of ladies in the meeting, way too many for me to count but not too many for me to visit. I spent quality time with each and every one of them. I gave them licks and kisses. I got my belly rubbed and terrific scratches behind my ears.....Believe me when I tell you those lady vets know how to treat a little guy like me.

They had a lot of questions for mom - some of them were questions that mom couldn't answer - like if a bulldog comes in and presents healthy - but we know he's probably going to have some breathing problems - will you cover that? Well, mom wasn't sure - but she found out that the answer is a very big YES!!!!!

When we finished at the Village Vet Clinic mom had another meeting with a group of retail merchants who are interested in a revitalization program here in Oak Ridge. Mom used to be a Main Street Executive Director and she knows a whole lot about revitalizing a town - trust me when I tell you that Oak Ridge could use some revitalizing. Mom has been consulting with these folks and she had a VERY long meeting with some of the property owners. Although it was long I got to wander around and smell a lot of new places. The guy who owns the building was worried that I would pee or poop in his building - Mom laughed and said - "probably not - but don't worry - we'll clean it up if he does." The guy just nodded and said ' oh, okay" - that's my mom - she has no worries about someone's carpeting - she thinks I rule the world and if I pee on their carpet - well, it's no big deal. Just so you know - I did NOT pee on their carpet !!!!

So far I haven't trained mom to take pictures of me at all of these clinics - but we're working on that - She has her I-phone so she could do it - but since she's kinda new in these clinics I guess she doesn't think it's appropriate to ask - but hey - mom's not shy so she will probably do it soon. So, for today, I'll just have to tell you about it.

Honestly, I have to think about whether I want to keep going with her. It's quite exhausting for me to get in and out of the car and to have to show off for all of these people. I mean, mom actually expects me to behave. She told me several times to sit down and stop wandering - I did sit for a few seconds - but hey, I'm a little guy who has an inquisitive mind. And, I'm cute so people really want to play with me - at least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.


  1. Oh pleeeeze... you love showing off and you know it!
    It's good that you're finally earning your keep. It builds character (although you're enough of a character as it is.) Sounds like things are going well for both you & mom.

  2. Hi Checkers,

    It doesn't sound like something I would like doing but I bet you are loving all that attention! BOL

    I'm glad your mom is doing so well with the insurance but we miss you here in blogland. BTW, when are you and Suzuki getting married?

    Wags & wiggles,

  3. Ohhhhhhh sweet Checkers....sure you had a very stressful day but you received tons of belly rubs and cuddles form tons of beautiful ladies.....
    Soooooooooooo.....we think that you are a very very very lucky boy!!!!!!
    Can we come with you next time pleaseeeeeeeee!!!!!!
    We love cuddles from sweet girls!!!
    Sweet kisses and licks and have a sweet rest at home!!!!!!!!
    We love youuuuuuu!!!!!1

  4. O Checkers, you are about the luckiest boy I know! And I'll just bet that you are the ticket to bigger sales for your the Mom!!!

    How neat you are also havin the input in city revitalization! That is big interest of my the Mom!

    I cannot wait to hear what you do tomorrow!

    wif love from the Luke (not in the bunker for time bein... but storms expected tonight!)

  5. What a little executive you are becoming Checkers! I think you may need a new tie??


  6. Maybe you need to have Mom get you a backpack to carry the business cards in:-)

    Play bows, the OP Pack

  7. Hello Checkers,

    You are like Secret Agent 007 has LOTS of pretty ladies LOVE your licks and kisses. ^_^

  8. Checkers, it must be very exciting representing your Mom like that. I do understand that you must get tired and of course you will wander. What dog wouldn't? Do your best, it has to be better then staying home away from Mommy. Please ask Mommy to take a picture, I so miss seeing your handsome face.
    I am glad it is going well for MOm
    licks and sniffs, Sasha

  9. A spokesdog! Does it pay well? I think Twix is looking for an easy job.... And I don't blame you for wandering - there's got to be all sorts of exciting stuff to see at events like that!

    *kissey face*

  10. What a busy little guy you are. I am sure that having you along makes your mom do a better job.


  11. WOW! Both you AND your mom and furry bisy socialites!!! That's kewl they're gonna hang you picture there!!!

  12. That artist has a really fun style! Mom and I can't wait to see the painting of you, Checkers. :-)


  13. Hey guys,

    I found this ongoing debate and I wanted to share it with you:


  14. what a busy day you had - you are really becoming the career puppy

    Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ