Thursday, July 29, 2021

Finley's Last Will and Test-a-Mint


Well pals, it has been a busy few days around our casa.

Da endless packing up of stuff continues. It are weird and we duz NOT like it. I don't know WHAT are going on.

But da mommas still found time to fit in a grooming session and a bath for us! Not that you can tell by these pics since they are pre-groom, BOL.

Anyways, today wuz da day dey brought Finley's ashes home. She are going to go into the garden wif Whitley, so it will now be Whitley and Finley's Memorial Garden. And while we wuz snuffing around da toy basket, we found a piece of paper all tied up.

It wuz Finley's last will and test-a-mint.

Here are a transcript in case ya is havin a tuff time reading it:



I, Finley Rose Harris, being of sound mind (don’t pay no nevfur mind to those de-mint-sha rumors) and unfit body (thanks fur nuthin’ Arthur itis) do hereby give, devise, and bequeath my worldly goods and duties in da followin’ manner…..


All my toys I leaves to Brinley Evangeline harris ‘ceptin’ fur my rainbow lamb chop which I leaves to Kinley Arielle harris to remember me by (ya can think of all da looks I gave ya dat I would send ya ovfur da rainbow if ya evfun thought about tryin’ to eat my fuds). ‘Fore ya gits to complainin’, Kinley, ya got all of whitley’s toys and you nevfur enfun met her and I always wanted all her toys….. we both wanted each udder’s toys and had a few kerfluffles ovfur dat fact. So, it’s only fair dat Brinley gits mine. She also gits my clothes—agin, Kinley, ya gots whit’s.  Each of ya gits a blanket…. Brinley gits da blue one, Kinley da purple.


Now we gits to the most important part of dis here doc-u-mint. Who takes ovfur as Head of Ranch Security in my absence? And I just got word dat we is gonna need 2 Heads of Ranch Security—one fur headquarters here in Plano, and anudder fur da new divishun in west Texas—Lubbock to be precise. I gave dis a lotta thought. What’s a pup to do when the pickins is slim and I aint talkin’ ‘bout da actor Slim Pickens…. But ya gotta deal wiff da cards you’re dealt evfun when da deck is full of jokers and short on aces.


Furst, I names Brinley da Head of Ranch Security here at HQ. Angie likes to hit the nip too much and den wander round yowlin…. Bowie literally goes plum loco and bounces offa da walls on a regular basis. Dey both lacks da necessary gravitas. I has my resurvashuns, though, cuz Brinley needs to pull her head outta da tv and attend to her duties. Da tv is not a threat and neither is windshield wipers on da tv. Bark at da coyotes and zombies outside of da house and leave yer programs long enuff to break up da kitty squabbles and ya should mature into da job…. I hopes.     


Now, as to Head of Ranch Security, West Texas Branch, dere is only one choice and dat is Travis Ford Harris. Wiff a name like dat ya knows he wuz born fur da job. Plus dere wuz no way on God’s green earth I wuz gonna leave such serious duties in da paws of a fluffbrain who had more fur dan brains. Ya is sweet, Kinley, but sweet isn’t whut’s necessary fur da job.  Besides, you and Bowie is da 2 main perpetrators of mayhem and mischief round here and do the most frequent stints in da hoosegow cuz of dat fact. How would it look to name a jailbird to be in charge of security?? Dat just wouldn’t be right. So Travis Ford it is. Besides, he likes wearin’ da sheriff hat and duz it well.


Well, dat’s all I gots to say. Guess y’all gits to eat right away now, no more waitin’ on yer elders to finish furst, hehehe. If ya is reading this, I has already headed fur my last roundup and rode off into da sunset.  I’s happy eatin’ steak and bacon, playin’ pool ball wiff Whitley, and snugglin’ wiff Jezebel. 


Bark ya later, gators……..

Brinley gets to be Head of Security???? And Travis??? A CAT????????

And I are a fluffbrain who has more fur dan brains??? WHAT DA WOOF? And she picked a CAT to be da boss?? And wait a minute, what are she talkin bout a West Texas branch?? 

What are you snikkerin bout Brinley and saying da maybe she wuz right on da furs to brains ratio?? 

Oh well, guess I are off to eat dinner wifout waiting for any old dog. And at least I gots a lamby and a blanket.  

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Sunday Selfies


Hi pals!

Well, it has been busy and weird dis week!

Dere are boxes everywhere! And today momma put a bunch of MY toys in one!

Da whole house are crazy - there are even a mattress in da living room. Brinley says it would be perfect for TV watching.

Den we got abandoned last nite. 

Da humans abandoned us to go see Weezer, Fall Out Boy, and Green Day.

It wuz supposedly da biggest concert in a year and a half.

Good thing they got home to feed us dinner. Even if it wuz VERY late.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Sunday Selfies


So things are still pretty sad around here.

We're missing our big sister.

It just feels kinda weird and quiet around here, but me and Brinley are doing our best to bark a lot.

Just show her some windshield wipers on TV, BOL.

Well, today we are showing off the other side of our new dress.

It's fruitastic!

Here's a closeup.

Good thing we get paid in cookies and not fruit, BOL!

Have a good week pals!

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Our Gotcha Day


It are my Gotcha Day!

And Brinley's too!

Look, it are baby ME!

And baby Brinley!

It are a bit hard to feel like partyin this year.

But we did get new dresses!

Here's a close up!

We also got some ice cream.

It are good to be gotted!

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Finley Rose 5/22/2006-7/15/2021


Our big sister, our BOSS, are gone. She went to da Land of Infinite Steaks and Bacons dis afternoon.

Finley are not hurtin anymore.

But we are hurtin. It is so sad without Finley here.

You taught us a ton about terriertude and how to patrol the neighborhood for Zombies. It are gonna be so weird not havin you boss us around. 

We all already miss ya so much.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Finley's Celebration of Life


Finley will be making her way to da land of infinite steaks and bacon tomorrow around 2:30 central time.

It just seems like she is getting worse everyday. She's having a harder time walking and standing and seeming more and more disoriented and had a couple of incontinence issues. And the yelping in pain is getting worse - it takes her forever to exhaust herself and just go to sleep. 

I know some of y'all were hoping she would get better or rally.

But the truth are, we think Finley had her rally. She survived her hip dislocation back in April 2020 (including an infection from the sling where her leg was literally starting to rot) was her rally. She managed to walk again (although never very good) and make it a whole nother year.

It is so sad, we are all gonna miss her. 

She's had a tuff life wif her itchies and arthritis. She also had a low-grade heart murmur her entire life.

But in true terrier fashion, she never gave up. We had a celebration of Finley dinner tonite - she got steak and vanilla ice cream. 

We got some steak too.

We're gonna miss our big sister.