Monday, August 31, 2009

Busy Times

Hi Jack! Sorry I did not get back to you re: the party etiquette, but as you know, we Kennedys have been pretty busy up here!! Plus, I wanted you to be YOU. Poppy and I were watching you that day...and you were absolutely PERFECT! You played well with all the dog cousins and the people cousins...and never grabbed all that good food! Wow...what a spread. Aunt Patty and Uncle John had all my favorites there. I would have emptied that buffet in a minute.

Enough of the accolades! Poppy and I are just enjoying peeking in at are sooo good and so sweet. We are waiting for you to do something bad. Next time mom makes HAVE to lick the bowl!! That was my favorite thing.

Our new campaign is to find you a new cousin......we think the Uffelmans should get a Portuguese Water Dog.....This time of year is a great time to get a new one!

Love, Kennedy
P.S. Be nice to mom now especially. My birthday is coming up - 9/9-- and I know she will be sad (even with you there!!)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Family Party Etiquette

Hi Kennedy, me again, with a question. There is a Family Birthday Party on Sunday -- will be my first ever "family function". Any advice on what to do and what not to do??? Am getting excited... Have met alot of them, but not all.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Hi Jack! Thanks for the note, please feel free to write me anytime with all these questions.
Yes, I understand what you are saying; mom's motto is "If you can't sing well, be loud"!

Some things you have to overlook, as she does let you do anything you want, feeds you well, buys all the toys you want, and stays home to play with you and hardly ever leaves you alone. we Kennedys say, "I don't want to hear any more yip from you on this"!

Our mom

Hi Kennedy....I have a question for you. During the week days, we listen to Paul Linman in the morning and Mark and Dave in the afternoon while we are in the car. However, on the weekends, mom puts the radio to 103.3, turns it up high, and starts singing along (whether she knows the words or not). My question is...has anyone told her she cannot sing on tune?

Other than that, things are going really well...we are having so much fun! I got a new "ring chucker" ...I love it, but I end up carrying the ring around, instead of giving it back to mom to throw!!

Give loves to Poppy for me.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hi Kennedy, it's me, Jack!

Dear Kennedy:

Everyone at Dog Park misses you! When they see me, they ask my mom "where is Kennedy?" and some of them get tears in their eyes and say how sorry that you are no longer here. Wow, you were really popular here at dog park. They say you "cleaned up" the park really well...and there is even a "shortcut" path that some refer to as the "Kennedy bypass". One man said, in awe, that you were "humping until the end ...what a great dog".

I hope they all start to love me like they loved you. I am trying really hard. I play with everyone and do not play rough (and never have I humped or will I ..I think you are the only one they let do that!) Everyone is so nice to me..I like to carry around my tennis ball, but sometimes I get distracted and lose it, but someone always finds it for me. I hope to live up to your expectations and I hope you are there some days in spirit, walking around with us.


Friday, August 7, 2009

My favorite song now...

I will remember you....will you remember me?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Thanks family and friends..I had the time of my life!

Thank you, Family and Friends, for making my life so special and so much fun. What fond memories. I apprciate all of you for putting up with me, especially the last year, when I had an "odor" that most of you detected, (but not my mom)!

Special thanks also go to my first family, the Kirbys, I was so lucky to stay in touch with them; my Auntie A who I loved visiting all the time and walking with Charlie, Garfield School employees who always asked how I was doing -- and Debbie who gave me treats 2x a day; Everyone at Minto Brown Park, who knew my name (though perhaps I did not know their name); Debbie (who had Smokey and now Bearon) who has become a great friend from Minto, Terri and Solomon, Susan and her labs; the list can go on and on there.

Thank you also, Salem, Oregon -- everyone downtown knew me and we would wave every day to the shopkeepers and groups meeting for coffee...Special thanks to Mary Lou Zeek Gallery for her daily treats and water bowl, (messing up her floor alot!) the guys at Shyrocks, Magoos for letting me be "a guide dog" several times inside the tavern; all of my Capitol friends and Marla & Jeff & Murphy - the first dog I met in Salem; the staff at Great Harvest who baked the wonderful Snickerdoodles for me everyday and asked about me...the staff at the Nordstrom counter in downtown Portland who fed me "pink cookies" and always knew my name, though it might have been months since I was there.

And speaking of "pink cookies" Auntie Kelly came and brought me two my final day and I gobbled those up so last meal. Thank you Auntie Kelly, for thinking of this and staying with my mom for 4 hours that day!! And to Auntie Debbi for bringing the chimes that night...I was so blessed to have such a "peaceful" sendoff....and all the flowers afterwards.

I know I have missed some...and will add more...but what a life! I will continue to write about
Jack...since he is too little to write..and frankly, he just is not that into it right now..he is having too much fun playing ball, and swimming and diving, and taking mom out on long walks and playing tug.

I had the best life...I had the time of my life!

It has been a while...

Greetings all...I know, it has been awhile since I have posted...but up here, we are busy and there are certain rules..that is all I can say for now. Anyway...I just wanted to fill you in on the details regarding "Jack" and how we got Jack and my mom together so fast.

As soon as I got here..Poppy was there, waiting for me and we both said at the same time..."we have to get Joan a new dog".....we both felt she needed a "cuddler" -- someone smaller than me, and then Poppy said -- "And someone not so food motivated, the family would like that"...I said, "What do you mean"? And he said..."Kennedy, remember Thanksgiving and how you grab the turkey leg"...I replied.."Poppy, that was for entertainment..I thought things were a little slow that day and everyone needed a good laugh"! I tell you , the things people remember about me!! Anyway, Poppy was following the Guide Dogs for the Blind, and saw this "little one" that he had fallen in love with...named Nexus...I thought he was perfect too and "voila!"..the deed was done.
We are both having a good laugh up here, because Jack is just running my mom around!