Thursday, May 5, 2011

JTK and Tina ... what a pair

Yesterday evening JTK and I spent a couple of hours putting signs up in the neighborhood where June, the sweet little Yorkie,  went missing.    Of course, Joey just could not leave Tina home so we took her along.   They're such a cute pair and she had so much fun with Joey.    They hung out in the car a lot except for times that I absolutely needed Joey's help. 

It felt like we put up dozens of signs, but it really was less than 50.   I was in a bit of a cranky mood yesterday so I was in no way wanting to socialize with the neighborhood, but the neighborhood had other things in mind for us.  :)    A lot of people stopped us and asked for more details, or worse to tell me sad stories of their own dogs being stolen.     I was surprised at the number of people who told me they had Yorkies that had been stolen or were missing.    Very sad.

One woman, though, made me laugh.   I was hanging up signs near a bus stop and a lady came over to see if I was putting up a sign because I had found her dog.    So we got to talking and she was telling me about prescriptions for some reason and then she warned me not to go to any doctors because they're all "foreigners" and they're here to just kill Americans.     From that point on, I created a "sign" that should I give it to Joey he needed to honk the horn and motion me back into the car.  

After our excursion out we stopped by a park to quickly give Tina a chance to go potty.    She was beside herself to be in a humongous grass area so every time she peed, she had to turn around and sniff to make sure she left "essence of Tina" behind.    JTK and I had to laugh because as we were wandering around  ... we came upon this sign.    I don't know why it struck me as so funny but I insisted that JTK hold Tina while I took a picture.   Afterward, we went to DQ and everyone enjoyed a bit of ice cream - including Tina.    I wanted to ask the DQ guy if they had rainbows on fire (One of the funniest moments in a commercial EVER) but JTK was horrified and I didn't push it.    When we got home, Tina was tired and pretty pleased with herself for having been treated like the most special dog in the house by getting to go out with us.    Really - a car ride, a park visit AND ice cream  .... all the while with her favorite person?   Perfect day for Tina!

Tina is such a brat when Joey's not home - he treats her like a little queen.  He's instituted a new bedtime rule where I have to even give Tina a good night kiss!   Not only do I have to give her a good night kiss, but I have to do it in a certain way and at a certain time.    You know, in a way that heightens Tina's enjoyment and feeling of prestige.    But on the nights Joey's at his Dad's house I generally don't get a great night's worth of sleep.     One word  .... TINA.    JTK sleeps with Tina in a very loving, special way - he basically cuddles her all night while she snuggles under the covers with him.   Not me!   I love the dogs, of course, but I like to have my arms free at night.    Tina will put up with it for a while, but invariably around 2 or 3 in the morning I start hearing her whiney yippey barks .... which don't stop until I give her the correct cuddles.

Tina is a Princess Brat thanks to my sweet boy and I think that's why he loves her so much.   She's such a diva and he knows he helped make her that way.   I love this picture to the left of them - that's kind of their relationship in a nutshell.   Just moseying along, enjoying each other's company ... side by side.   Too bad not everyone is as lucky as these two.    They kind of remind me of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh.  I wanted to named Joey Christopher Robin because I love Winnie so much ...  but his Dad would have none of that.    One of my favorite Winnie quotes ...                                     So they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.

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