Thursday, May 29, 2008

Me & Dad

Hi everyone, Tasha and Eva's Dad here. I would like to start by thanking every pup, kitty, hammy and human for all of the prayers, kind words, and encouragement that have come our family's way since Tasha's trip to the Rainbow Bridge. I have finally gotten the courage to read all the comments and see all the tributes that our fabulous friends have written. I must say that the outpouring of love and support is unbelievable. All of you have made this extremely difficult time easier to bear. Knowing how much Tasha was loved by people that have never met her makes me feel like Vicky and I may have come close to showing what a wonderfully beautiful soul our Tasha girl was. Thank you all once more so very, very much for your kind words of support and encouragement.

Our neighbors are here for us, too. Our good friend Cheryl from down the street had this made for us.

What a wonderful gesture, thanks Cheryl. Cheryl helped us when we first brought Eva home by coming by while Vicky and I were at work to let the young pup out to do her business.

Eva seems to be doing better. She was off her food for a few days, but now she is eating everything again. You can tell that she misses big sister, though. Poor girl is lonely, but I'm doing my best to entertain her while I'm home. I think she loves the extra attention. Oh, what the heck, I should turn it over to Eva since this is her blog. Thanks once more to all our fantastic friends who are so understanding of the puppy freaks that we are.


Hey, furkids, Eva here. (Finally. That Dad of mine can get kinda long-winded!). Well, it has been a very strange week for me. First the Momma and the Dad came home without Tasha and they got my fur all full of leaky eye and nose stuff. Then we went to a new dog park that just opened not too long ago. I think Momma told you about that trip already. I did a good job of sticking up for myself when another dog thought he could scare me! The humans were very proud of me. I guess I can be tough when I need to be.

Tasha has told me that I have to be the big girl of the family now, so I have to do a lot of things that I haven't done before. Here I am saying goodbye to Dad as he leaves for work.

(Dad here again. Tasha would always go to the top of the stairs in the foyer to see me off to work. Eva would come by once in a great while, but she has been there every day this week to say goodbye.)

Another new job of mine is to protect Dad when he goes to get the mail. This is a very hard job, cuz you never know when a squirrel or bunny would want to steal our mail. I'm such a good girl that Momma and Dad trust me off-leash out in the front yard.

Then it was time to check on the new flowers.

A close-up of MEEE! and the flowers. (Sorry Pippa's Mistress, the flowers are small and the mulch won't be refreshed until the rest of the flowers are in. We'll show them again when it's done.)

I also get to hang out with Dad in the garage! Here is me and Dad's motorcycle. I know right away when Dad is home when he rides this somewhere.

This is great, Dad! HIGH 4!!!!

I am also taking the guarding of my territory very seriously as you will see in this video. Be sure that the volume is up so you can hear the ferocious defending of my turf.

Did you notice the talent that I displayed? I can bark with my ball in my mouth. If that doesn't scare off any intruder, I don't know what will! I guess that is about all for today. I really miss my big sister, but it sure helps to have so many great friends out there to keep me company. (And I have been getting spoiled rotten by the humans!)

Belly Rubs, Eva.


Lacy said...

w00f's Eva, Doug and Vicky...Eva u iz a bute ti ful girl and i no Tasha iz watchin out fur u...ur pawents will still need u to b stong fur our mama wants to talk to ur mama and daddy...i do know what u mean about this DWB's community, without them i would have lost it when lacylulu died...and its hard to read the comments and tributes, but dang it makes u feel sooo much better to know that other people, doggies, kitties, hammies loved ur girl and will miss her too..and they wont ever forget her....

b safe,
bear and
angel lacylulu
and mama!!

Kate said...

Hello Doug and Eva
Tasha was a very special girl for all of us - as is Eva.
The flowers are petunias aren't they? I like petunias.

Pippa thought Eva's video was so good that he went to the door to find her!

(because I'm logged in and couldn't be bothered to change it)

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Your friend Cheryl is nice to make that plate for Tasha.
You'll make a pawsome pawtector of your hoomans and make Tasha real proud Eva. :)

~ Girl girl

Moco said...

That is such a pawsome memorial to Tasha. Anyone would be proud to have that.
Eva looks like she is doing a great job with all her new duties.

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Woo all made my mom leak AGAIN!

She's babbling something about it being both a sad AND a happy leak -

I'm not sure I understand that but I'm not sure I understand LOTS of what she babbles - you know how moms khan be!

Thanks fur the pupdate and daddate -


The Daily Echo said...

Eva you're doing such a wonderful job taking on all these new responsibilities! You have helped Mom and Dad be extra brave and are healing their hearts.

BenTheRotti said...

Hi Princess Eva,

wow I'm really proud of you, taking on all those responsibilities and that is one awesome defense system!! I think i was a little scared for a second!!
You look so beautiful in your pictures, You are doing an awesome job of looking after your Mom and Dad and Tasha will be so proud looking down on you. I wish I was closer so i could come keep you company now and again. Keep your chin up princess you are a true star.
Please send hugs to your Mom and Dad from me too.

Lots of love and kisses,

Ben xxxx

ps.. the plaque cheryl made is awesome!! what a beautiful and thoughtful thing to do!

cyber-sibes said...

Woo are doing a fabulous job stepping up as alpha a dog, Eva. NO squirrel would dare set foot in your yard! Your big sis is probably very proud at you, & smiling at you from the RB. Take care of your humans, they need you.

Wooos & a-rooos,
Star & Jack a-roo

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Way to go Eva! We're so proud of you for being brave and protecting your mom and dad. They really need you now and we think you're doing a super job. Keep it up!

Steve and Kat

PS. Our offer to send you Wilbur still stands. Seriously. He's being really annoying... err... we mean super cute.

The Army of Four said...

What a beautiful plaque! Even more beautiful pix of you! I LOVE your "high 4" picture!
You're doing a great job taking care of your dad and mom! Like Star and Jack said, they need you!!!
Tail wags,

Holly said...

What a wonderful gesture by your friend Cheryl. The plaque is beautiful!!

Your photo's look great Eva. You are such a beautiful girl! I really liked your high 4 pic!

Great job on the defense there! That will definitely keep the intruders out!!



Thunder, Stormy and the yappitizers. said...

Awwoooo to woo Eva! What a wondeful pupdate. We are so glad woo are being such a big helper to your bi-peds. Thank woo for the pupdate.

Woos, wags and wuv,
Thunder & Stormy

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

dear Eva..
you have a lot of responsabilities But we know that you will do them very well, because you had a sister fantastic that sure I teach you very well.
a big hug

Kodak the Eskie said...

I am so sorry that you lost Tasha! I have been away from the blog for a bit and am so sad. My mommy cried when she read about Tasha kissing mommy goodbye. Her heart aches for you as she just lost her Clive in January and knows how much it hurts.

Extra hugs to all of you,

Gus and Louie said...

WE are so glad that Eva is taking up the slack. She knows she has a new mission now. Hang in the pain will get to be less and less although it will take time..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

FleasGang said...

Hey guys. Sorry that you had to say good-bye to your big sis. But Tasha sure is doing a great job taking on more responsibility around the house! Eva sure seems to have been a really neat girl. We're sorry we didn't get to meet her sooner.

The FleasGang

Summit the Super Mal said...

Woo there Eva~
Tasha taught you very well and what a wonderful student you must have been. Keep up the good work watching out for intruders and keeping those biped right where you want your constant beck and paw!

Your pal,

Mack said...

You are such a pretty little girl.
Mack T. Beans here. Nice to make your acquaintance. I'm sniffing on over from Kyhra's page. Come visit me sometime.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Eva, it must be so lonely around there without your big sister. You've been good about taking over her responsibilities. We know your humans appreciate all you're doing to distract them from their grief.


Lorenza said...

Cheryl was so nice making that beautiful plaque!
Eva you are doing great taking over all those responsabilities!
Good job sweet girl!
Kisses and hugs

One of the pack said...

Great job, Eva! High 4's all around, especially to Cheryl.

Barking with your mouth full is a very important skill to master. A+. It keeps your mouth well exercised and flexible for big chewies!

Chin up!

Journey, King of Tug

Charlie Daniels said...

Hi Eva

I just dropped in to see how you are going! It's great to hear that you are becomming the big girl of the family now ... it will be tough for a little while, but you will soon adjust to your new role.

How do you bark with the ball in your mouth? Can you teach me that?




Eva you are doing so well to take on all those new responsibilities and taking care of your mum and dad too. We know you really miss Tasha but she would be really proud of you.

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh Eva! You are tooo CUTE! I love the photo of you with the flowers. And what talent to bark with a ball in your mouth!!

Peanut said...

Eva how in the world do you bark with a ball in your mouth? That is amazing

Anonymous said...

Dogmom snorted her coffee when she watched your video! Something about that last little bark and growl sounding an awful lot like we do when we're really too scared to bark at something outside... but feel like we oughta bark at it.

Wuf Ya!
Gomer & Opie
(We miss Tasha, too, still... but hope you'll come to Dog Pad to play with us one day soon.)