Blogging with Buddy May 27th, 2016

“Happy Birthday to Bud, Happy Birthday to Bud,   H a p p y   B i r t h d a y   dear  B u d d y, Happy Birthday to me, and many more…!  Tomorrow May 28th I turn four years old, just like Nicholas.  I am so excited I will hardly be able to sleep tonight!  I have big plans for my birthday.  First Mama has promised me and Nicholas a Buddy Burger™ from the A & W!  Yum, yum, yum, my favourite!  They have the juiciest, tastiest, healthiest burgers, guaranteed to be made with no hormones, no steroids, no additives, no fillers and no preservatives!  Great combination of tasty good and good for me too.  Even Nicholas likes them and he’s the fussiest eater you’ll ever meet.  The Big Bud is not so fussy, ha ha!

Second we are visiting the new Doggy Beach at Gondola Point especially for us four legged friends.  It will be a first visit for Nicholas and I.  Oh joy, oh bliss!  We’ll get to show off our aquatic abilities at their finest.  Supposed to be a fine sunny day and we’re really looking forward to a good swim!

Last Wednesday May 25th our little cousins Lucas and Myra had their tenth birthday.  Happy Birthday to the cousins!  Hope you had a really nice day and some special treats from our Auntie Blue and Uncle Clinton.

I just got back from the vet and she gave me a fine tuning!  All for my own good of course.  Says I have to get some weight off, like now.  No more treats or table scrapes and half my regular portion of Weight Control Iams® dog food.  I do love my Iams®!  My Buddy Burger™ for my birthday will be the last hurrah for a while.  I am to swim every day and visit the vet to get weighed each Friday!  Mama is all over the new plan.  What can I say, the party is over but I will be healthier and live a lot longer even though it will be rough at first.

Steven is hosting two open houses this weekend.  Saturday he’s at 33 Deveber Terrace in Millidgeville from 2 – 4 pm.  This is a lovely ranch-style home with a lot of upgrades in mint condition!  On Sunday he’s at 924 Main Street in Hampton also from 2-4 pm.  This is a wonderful character home with stone chimney, hardwood floors, propane fireplace and a large deck overlooking a full acre of manicured grounds!  Hope you can drop by for a visit and to say hello.  Have a great weekend,

Your pal,

Big Buddy BaconPaw

Buddys Bday
Buddy’s version of a Birthday Cake!

Blogging with Buddy May 13, 2016

Happy Birthday to my dear friend Rave Scovil in Sussex who turned eleven this past Wednesday.  I know Rave would share his birthday treats with his brother Tux and his sweet little sister Daisy.  Hope you had a fun day Rave!

Nicholas and I have been getting right in the swing of things this last week by not only our daily walks but I’ve been swimming too!  My vet wants me swimming as much as possible to keep my weight down (easy now) and there is nothing that this Big Buddy Bacon enjoys more than a good swim!  When I get anywhere near water I need no persuasion that’s for sure.  This past week alone I’ve been swimming in a brook, large pond and the river.  Nicholas jumped into the brook too as well as the river but one evening before dusk it was a bit windy with waves and he isn’t comfortable in the waves.   The waves don’t bother me any, Mama says I’m up over them just like a boat.  It feels so refreshing and the vet says it’s the best exercise strongly working my muscles while floating with no weight on my joints.  Summer is just around the corner and I have to say that swimming is the best part of it for me.  We always take the Fetch It™ and ball for Nicholas as he needs to run and Mama can really whip that ball a long way with this gismo.  Nicholas runs flat out and sometimes after it bounces off the ground once he jumps and catches it right in the air!  There is no way in H___ that Big Buddy Bacon is chasing a ball!  If you want to throw it you’d better be prepared to go get it because this big guy isn’t interested!!!

Steven is hosting a special two-day open house this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday in Kingston at 868 Route 845 from 1pm – 3pm both days.  This is my kind of property with 28 scenic acres and a pond for Buddy to swim in!  Mama says the house is lovely, quality built by Queen Construction, a modern take on a farm house style with plenty of amenities and a covered porch overlooking the view.  It has apple and plum tree orchards plus plenty of blueberry bushes.  Buddy Bacon loves blueberries too!  Just my kind of property.  Hope to see you there!

Your pal,

Big Buddy BaconPaw

Blogging with Buddy May 6, 2016

Let me be the first to say “Happy Mother’s Day”!  Nicholas and I hope all you furry friends are on your best behaviour this Sunday and do something nice with your Mama.  Daddy is taking our Mama to the Mother’s Day Brunch at the Union Club (we’re hoping for a doggy bag, ha ha), always a treat with their classic ambiance, great food and good chef!   When it’s nice out on Saturday afternoon, we are all going for a nice long walk, just spending quality family time.  Mama is showing high-end homes in Millidgeville, Quispamsis and Rothesay to a qualified buyer Friday night but she has Saturday off.

Daddy fertilized our lawn earlier this week and now with the rain our grass is as green as Ireland (or so I’m told, I’ve only seen it in pictures).  He was sure to use a pet friendly variety, so important so that our paws don’t get a chemical burn.   Our trees and shrubs are starting to bud out, our Star Magnolias have huge buds (Cup & Saucer Magnolia are way behind) and our Forsythia is in full bloom.  Check out our pic below.

We got new balls this week.  It’s all I can do to keep mine away from Nicholas as he wants them all!  The guy just goes nuts, sneaking around me just hoping I’ll lose focus and take my eye off the ball for one second!  If he can get it, then he stock piles them, hordes them all to himself.  He buries them in the yard, the garden, in the house, under the sofa and in our toy box.  Makes it really hard for Buddy Bacon to have a nice ball to play with.  You have to see it to believe it.  We had to stop going to the Quispamsis Dog Park because he is so fast he can easily steal the others dogs’ balls and then he won’t give them back.  Of course everyone gets all upset, you can’t blame them.  We’ve counted as many as four in his mouth at the same time.  Mama was nervous that he’d swallow one by mistake, so we stopped going!  You really ruined that fun Nicholas!

Since it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday the team won’t be having open houses that day but Steven our Host with the Most is still having one on Saturday 2pm – 4pm at 171 Belmont Street in East Saint John off Mt Pleasant Avenue priced at $149,000.  This two-story home is filled with character and charm and features a covered porch, 3 bedroom 1 ½ baths, eat-in kitchen with butler’s pantry, main floor laundry, gleaming hardwood flooring, solid wood trim and tasteful paint colours throughout.  The large lot is fully landscaped, fenced (good for us puppies and toddlers) and boasts majestic mature trees and shrubs plus a private patio, and meandering stone walkways.  If gardening is your passion then you’ll appreciate this gardener’s paradise with beautiful perennials.  Drop by to have a look and say hello to Steven while you’re there.

Have a great weekend.  Supposed to hit 16C and sunny on Saturday so get out there and enjoy!

Your pal,

Buddy BaconPaw

Buddy Forsthia May 4, 2016
Our pretty Forsythia is in bloom!
Buddy's new ball 2 May 4, 2016
With my new ball in the driveway.