Results, Photo shoot with Mom!

Henry’s professional photo session June 2017

Here are the results from my photo shoot with Mom!

These are on her desk at work along with other pictures of her “boys”.

I am pleased with the results but I like our selfies we took that day too!

 

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Monku! Monku! Monku!

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Growing up it was a contest between me and my brother who could be the biggest monkutare!!

Well he won this contest.  Maybe being the baby of the family gave him extra monku powers, but he sure was cute!   Mom and dad couldn’t stay annoyed with him for too long.  Me and our sister Kris?  We pretended to stay annoyed.

Got to get this surprise box in the mail to him 🐒🐵

Some of the surprise I didn’t include in the picture in case he reads this post 🙊🙈

Make My Day, Mom Always Shares!

 

Henry here with an update on learning how to control humans (in a good and gentle way because they are pretty fragile).

Being a puppy is complicated.  Mom shares a lot because we are “rescued doggies”.

She  received this “gift card” from our human brother for something called Mother’s Day. Our human brother told us about Mother’s Day, and on that day we decided  it wasn’t about her, it was about us (Roscoe, Monty and me-Henry) because she is our her mother, right?

Mom loves bacon guacamole cheeseburgers from this place.  But…….this place also carries a frozen treat for doggies called Pawbenders!

Frozen plain custard (no sugar), dog biscuits and some kind of peanut butter “caramel” sauce (no sugar).

Mom used her Mother’s Day gift card and shared with us, buying these yummy treats. Today was hot enough that we got to enjoy them. We are big so we ate them fast, in about 10 minutes,  but enjoyed every minute as only a doggy can!

Thanks to our human brother, and Mom sharing, we had a Make My Day experience!

World Wide Knit In Public Day!

Guess what I did today?

Joined some interesting people to sit and knit in public in Olde Town Arvada square.  Sitting in the shade of huge trees and the light breeze made it very pleasant.

 

Made some great new friends who pick a different charity to knit for every few months.

and this guy?

getting ready for Beatles Night.   Several bands will be playing Beatles music in the square.  Free family fun.  He was painting the circles for a game called Twister from that era.  Green, orange and blue dots to follow.  This guy was thin and wirey, he’s going to be great at the game!

 

 

Mom Got A Package

Henry here to tell you about a delivery to our house.  Mom got a small package.

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Filled with small boxes.

From the gift certificate she got from Uncle Sam!

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That made her hop up and down and smile!

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Helping Mom cope with her lymphedema Uncle Sam made it possible for her to choose cute and fun compression garments, not the ugly brown ones she thought she was stuck with!

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Her favorite in the shipment?  The Puppy Glove of course.

These are from a company called LympheDIVAS.

Here is the founder’s story:  Rachel’s Story

As you may be aware I destroyed one of my Mom’s gloves in a zombie puppy trance, not my fault!

I have moved on to other a more interesting item found shopping on the tables and counters:

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Dollar Store reading glasses, yummy!

Memorial Day 2017 Colorado Thank You to Our Military

 

You are likely to find me in one of two places on Memorial Day.   Either way I will be honoring my father and his service to his country in the United States Military during World War II.

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In odd number years you will find me at the Nisei War Memorial at Fairmont Cemetery in Denver, Colorado singing with the choir for the annual Memorial Day service.

 

The Memorial is engraved with the names of Japanese American Nisei veterans from the Rocky Mountain region who served in the United States Armed Forces and who are now at rest.

In even number years you will find me at the Bolder Boulder, an annual Memorial Day 10K  honoring United States military.   This is a run, jog or walk race.

About 50,000 people participate every year.

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The race finishes in Folsum Field in Boulder, Colorado. As you complete the race you enter the stadium where those who completed the race before you and other supporters cheer you over the finish line!

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Many participants wear a bib on their back with the name of the person they want to honor.

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Next year is the 40th anniversary.  Yes, I have been running since the beginning but those 40 year old race t-shirts are long gone.

I am grateful for my country and the freedoms granted to its citizens which are protected by brave men and women like my dad.