Friday, August 08, 2008

Princess Penny Wiggles...the peacemaker

My, my, my...haven't my brother & sister gotten themselves into quite the predicament??? I've tried to tell them. Suck it up and just get along. But that little white dog is quite the stubborn b*tch.

They need to be more like me...sweet & peaceful. I stay out of trouble.

So I wanted to thank you guys for being such great friends and making Mom & Dad feel better. Mom's eyes have been pretty leaky...and no matter how many times I snort in her face, show her my wiggly kidney bean dance or give her nose kisses, I can't cheer her up like you guys can. She even got these beautiful flowers from my BFF and her family and that REALLY made her smile!

And then we got this great Friendship award from

And this Brillante Blog award from Eva (and Brice).

You guys rock!!! We couldn't ask for better friends.

Soooooo, you all probably want to know what's going on. Well, here's the deal.

Sherman is going to stay with Grandma & Grandpap for a couple of weeks. They're not going keep him forever because they have a lot of stuff on their plate. And Baron keeps them on their toes. So while he's away, Lola has to go to the V.E.T. (shhhhh, don't tell her, she doesn't know yet) to make sure there's nothing wrong with her thyroid or anything else, for that matter. And Mom's friend Lilian, who is a trainer from Animal Friends is going to come to our house and put us on a training program. Now I know this sounds kinda crappy, but Lilian is pawesome and always has lots of great, smelly treats with her. Training = liver brownies. W00T! You're all probably thinking...doesn't your Mom do this training stuff too? Well, yes she does, but she wants an outside observer to see if she's missing anything. Another set of eyes never hurts apparently.

If everything goes OK and Lola doesn't become Miss Bitchy pants with me (and I will kick her little white butt if she does...I don't start the fights, but I DO finish them!) then she & I will live happily ever after on Jackman Ave forever. And if, we don't want to talk about that.

Now what about Sherman?? Well, don't feel too bad for him. He's going to be living with our Auntie Kristen when she moves into her new house next month!! Mom is super excited because it's only 5 minutes from our house and we can see him a couple times a week. Or everyday, if we want!!! See, here's the thing...I actually kinda like Sherman. Sometimes when Mom & Dad aren't looking, I give him kisses and try to get him to play with me...not that he ever does. But I'd like to go see him sometimes too.

So that's the plan for now. Subject to change at any point, of course. If you guys could all cross your paws that it works, you'd make my day! And Sherman's. And Lola's.

Oh, and this is for Joe Stains...Go Stillers! Sorry Ethel.


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

That sounds like such a great plan. We're so glad that Sherman can go live somewhere you can still see him and that Lola doesn't have to go to a new home. Penny, I bet this plan was all your idea, right? Smart thinking!


Mack said...

You are such a doll. I know your mom and dad really appreciate your peacemaking qualities. I too am the pacemaker at my house. I live with two b*tches!

Mack said...

oops I meant peacemaker. heehee

The Army of Four said...

This sounds like a GREAT plan! It's really wonderful that Sherman will be with Auntie Kristen! And just 5 minutes away! Ha rooo!
The trainer sounds like a wonderful idea, as does the vet visit. The trainer may well see something your mom and dad don't or just have another idea for them to try! And hey, it's liver brownies, you know?!!?
Good luck, Penny! You all are doing great!
Tail wags,

Asta said...

That sounds like a pwfect plan..youw pawents awe the best fow twying so must be vewy difficult fow them, but this suwe sounds wowkable..I will cwoss my paws vewy hawd that it does wowk
smoochie kisses

River said...

I think your mom is doing everything the best a human can. It will be interesting to see what the other trainer says, I hope you blog about it. We all need help in learning to get along. Sounds like Sherman will be very happy.

love & wags,

Deefor said...

It sounds like your mom is trying to work out a good plan for everyone. I think sometimes it's good for someone else to come over and see and also make sure Lola is healthy. Glad Sherman will be close by.

Arrow is our peemaker-- sorry I meant peacemaker.


Girasol said...

Hello Penny, I'm back from the kennel...I hope Sherman's situation work well for everybody, like you said he is a good dog and I like him a lot, he is handsome too.

Ruby Bleu said...

Have you ever thought of a career in the UN? You certainly are the peace maker and your plan sounds pawsome! My paws are definitely crossed. I would hate for my bestest diva girl to...well, let's not think about that! I am pawsitive that things will work out!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Jackson said...

Hey Penny, sounds like you've come up with a great solution which will suit everyone. I'm crossing my paws that it works out. J X


Oh we are so happy things are gonna work out. We just can't imangine Sherman not being with you full time but we don't want him to get hurt either. Maybe you can still post about him sometines or better yet, maybe Aunt Kristen will get Sherman his own blog. It broke the Mommy's heart when she had to give up my brothers but the good thing is I get to see them and they are still my brothers, even if they aren't with me.


Sophie Brador said...

Penny! You are such a doll. Mom still thinks you are just the cutest. And of course, I see your quiet divaness. I'm so glad about this new plan. It sounds ideal for you! Give Sherm a giant smoochie for me and tell Lola that I hope her thyroid is okay.


Petra said...

Blessed are you, Penny the Peacemaker! This sounds like a great plan for everybody.

I hope Lola is a very good student when the trainer comes.

Paws crossed, prayers sent.

The Daily Echo said...
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The Daily Echo said...

That sounds like a great plan. Your Mom loves you all very much and all 16 of our paws are crossed that it'll all work out. Go easy on Lillian!

taddy said...

Why does my BFF Lola Sprout Beyonce need trainer to get along with you? I though you gals were okay...?

Either way, YAY FOR TREATS! And I love the plan... everyone will be happy and you'll still get to see the Shermanator!

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day maties
It all must be quite difficult for your poor mum but you've got a plan in place and that's the main thing. We wish you all the luck with the training..good idea. We hope there is nothing wrong with Lola and that the training will really help.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Saint Lover said...

Sounds like you have a good game plan. Princess Penny Wiggles, give that girl a good talking to! Hopefully it is something as simple as her thyroid.

Fenway said...

You guys look like you have some serious fun! Good luck with the trainer. I have one and she really straightened me out.

Would you go to this website and PLEASE vote for me in the Martha's Vineyard Dog of the Month Contest?

Charlie Daniels said...

I hope everything works out OK :-)



Lorenza said...

Hi, Sweet Penny!
All those plans sound great! Sure is nice that Sherman will be with your grandparents and then with your Auntie and he will be close to you all.
I hope the vet or the trainer will find out what is happening with Lola.
We have to be possitive! Everything is going to be ok!
Kisses and hugs

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

That sounds like the best of all pawsible happy endings -

Moms khan have such problems with their eyes leaking -

Good thing they have us around to cheer them up!

PeeEssWoo: BTW, my mom says I'm supposed to paw GO IGGLES, GO PHILS or she'll make her eyes leak!

Boo said...

thank dog! every work out just fine. but am sure your mom took a while to sort it out.

wet wet licks


BWTH Dog House said...

Penny, you are such a sweetie pie. That sound great and paw crossed that everything go well. All the best to you & your family.

extra slurpy licks,

Amber-Mae said...

What's up with those two these days? Hope they'll stop fighting with each other soon.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie and Mitch said...

This sounds like an excellent plan to us! Our paws are crossed that it works out to perfection!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Georgeous said...

Thank you Penny,
I've got my paws crossed that your friend with the tweats can spot something in the pack's behaviour that CAN be modified and you can have Sherman back with you all and live harmoniouisly.
Good luck everydog!
Love George

Mango said...

Penny, you have such a hard job being peacemaker and taking care of mom. Hope you take some time out for yourself.

Tell Lola to get her act together already.

Sherman is going to have so much fun getting to visit with his relatives. Plus he'll be close by so you can see him too.


Kapp pack said...

We've been thinking about woo! It sounds like the best case scenario for all. We hope some behavioral mod and some vet checks can help Lola get past whatever is bugging her.

Kisses, Sky boy

wally said...

Oh! My! Dog! I'm so happy to hear that Sherman will be close to home. I hope the new trainer can help--it's amazing what other people can see sometimes. Penny, you're a great lady and I'm glad that you are there to help keep the peace. But I have a favor to ask of you. I'd like you to give Sherman some kisses from me and then I'd like you to help your leaky mom by giving her some kisses from me, too. But my breath is a little stinky so to recreate Wallysmooches accurately you may need to eat a little fish or something first.

wally t.

ps. It's ok if you root for the Stealers--it's only preseason! :)

Chef said...

Sounds like a plan. You are a very good girl, Penny and I bet you'll make sure it all works out.


Joe Stains said...

Sounds like Sherman is going to be living it up!! I think this is a great idea, I am sure that with your calm sensibility and some extra help Lola can be whipped into shape. Sherman sounds like he will be spoiled wherever he ends up, so we are happy and hope your Mom's eyes stop leaking soon :(

Stanley said...

Penny Girl!

That sounds like a plan. I'm hoping it all works out and that Sherms loves his new digs.

Let me tell you something. I don't EVER want to see any pup have to tangle with you, sista! I have NO DOUBT that you get the job done if somedog tries to mess with you.

Goober love & smooches,

Jake of Florida said...

Hi Penny,

Thanks for reporting. It sounds as though, out of the tough choices, you've found a plan that should work for everyone.

We've been worried about all of you -- and we're happy that you
ll have some fresh eyes, including the trainer and the vet, to take a look see.

Stay in touch!! And stay sweet!!

Jake and Just Harry

Snowball said...

Hi Princess, Thanks for the updates.

I dunno whether I should be feeling happy or sorry but I am sure your pawrents has made the decision that they think will be the best for all 3 of you.

I hope Sherman will feel happier when he go to his new home. Will he be the one and only dog in his new home?


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

Whew...we've been worrying and worrying bout you guys...seems like this is a FAB solution. Especially, being that Sherman's gonna be soo close that you can go and visit!!!!

We can only imagine how tough this was for all of you. Now, Penny...this was a brilliant plan of yours...ya need to offer ur services to the next President for the Middle East situation.

We totally agree bout havin' a trainer comin' in an eyein' ya in ur housie...sometimes it's easier for someone unbiased to see things that might help out!

Hugs to feisty Lola too...we know she can't help's tough being the alpha you know what...I can so identify...Mumsie sez it's a good thing I don't weigh more than my 12 lbs cuz I'm rather ferocious...

Love to all of ya!


One of the pack said...

A better plan has never been made. Congratulations on having great parents and great family. This sounds like everyone wins, and how often does that happen?

Loving Life,
The Other Lola

happy said...

Glad that you've managed to work it out and it sounds like a good plan. Keeping paws crossed!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh that's a nice plan. I hope everything works out fine. You've been a pawsome princess Penny

~ Girl girl

Huskee Boy said...

That sure sounds like a great plan Penny!! I bet your mom must be so glad to have a peacemaker like you making sure that everyone is being nice to each other!
The trainer sounds like a fab idea.. I hope *four paws crossed* that it'd work!

FleasGang said...

That sounds like a great plan, Penny. Plus you are even going to score liver brownies. It doesn't get much better than that!

Maybe Sherman can come over for "sleep overs" sometimes when all the dust settles and you can get some snuggly time with him too. That would be great. Oh, and tell the Shermanator Happy Gotcha Day for us!!

The Fleas

Lady Kaos said...

That is great news!!! All our paws and fingers are crossed at my house!!

Lacy said...

w00f's Sherman, Penny and Lola, me nots know whether to do this or not, but happy adoption day, Sherman..u iz shuch a sweet doggy and me hates that ur life has turned upside down now...u haff loving people that want to keep u till things get back to normal and u can go back home...i shure hope things can work out fur All of u...and Lola wont b little ms grouchy butt...

b safe,

Willie & Waylon said...

We are glad to hear there is a solution!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

terrific plan.... hope every goes well. penny, you are such a good girl to keep out from all these ongoing drama

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We stop by to check the other day but couldn't leave a comment (work place restrictions). We know that your Mom is trying very hard to make the best decisions for all involved and this sounds like a good plan. We'll keep our paws crossed that everything works out.

Princess Eva

Momo and Pinot said...

Hello guys!! Hope this great plan works well!!!!!

Momo & Pinot

Simba said...

Thank you for your concern while I was unwell. Your kind words made me get better so much quicker.

Simba x

Agatha and Archie said...

This osunds like a great plan!! pAws crossed for all of you!!!!!We hope it works!!(it will we just know it!) Love and kisses A+A

Bella the Boxer said...

What a great plan! I know it hasn't been easy, so hang in there everyone.

xoxo - Bella

Aniemother said...

We're very happy to hear you've found a solution. We hope the vet visit and training bring great results and that you'll see Sherman really often!

Thinking of you!

Bajas & Mom

Sparky said...

Penny, please give Sherman a huggie from me and Patchy. You are such a good sister.