Meet the Monkey on Your Back!
A friend has been worrying about a ton of life’s trials in her life. Her grandson was worried about her worrying!
He went to the dollar store and picked up this monkey and told his grandma that now she could get that monkey off her back.
He is eleven and has refreshed our spirits with his thoughtfulness.
complain complain complain
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 🙊🙈
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!
Henry here to tell you about a delivery to our house. Mom got a small package.
Filled with small boxes.
From the gift certificate she got from Uncle Sam!
That made her hop up and down and smile!
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!
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:
Dollar Store reading glasses, yummy!
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.
Sam Y. Matsumoto
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.
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!
Many participants wear a bib on their back with the name of the person they want to honor.
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.
My dad decided he was going to grow bamboo in our backyard. It was insane and lush. He had a way of tilting his head and crinkling his eyes when he smiled.
- standing in their shade
- daddy squints a smile at me
- lucky bamboo sighs
Hi I’m Henry, the newest guest blogger here on Sanseilife.
Yikes! What a day. Here I am waiting for my Well Puppy exam. I am scared. Although the people are nice, the place smells like other scared dogs and cats.
The vet gave my Mom my exam for free since I’m adopted!
All my parts are where they’re supposed to be and doing what they should be doing. Everyone was appropriately impressed with my cuteness.
That shot today in my butt sure tuckered me out!