Friday, July 16, 2010

oskar's all about your people day!

Hi every bloggie!
Today I'm gonna dedicate my bloggie post to my pal Oskar's cool day called....
So I'll start now. I live with just my mom- Debi.
That's us on my "gotcha day". She only knew me for 2 hours and look! Can't stop hugging me!
We live in Marlboro Massachusetts which is ~45 miles west of Boston. She's 40 and single. Yep.. long story but I've tried posting ads on to find a dad... no luck yet. Anyways, she's lived here for almost 8 years now. Let's see mom is a certified vocational rehabilitation counselor which means she counsels people with disabilities regarding employment. Right now she works for a defense and technology contractor-Raytheon and when an employee has a medical condition that becomes a barrier to work, mom helps that person get accommodations to enable them to work. Pretty cool. She's worked in high school special ed programs, non-profits, insurance companies and even prisons!

Anyways, mom originally is from the land where beer and cheese are plentiful. Yep Milwaukee Wisconsin- well a suburb of it West Allis. Here's the nice lakefront view of Milwaukee.
Mom grew up with 2 siblings. One you may know as Fun Aunt Dee (Tula's mom). FAD and mom are twins- yep I can tell them apart too. FAD is 7 minutes older. The other sibling is Uncle Dave who I never met. He passed away about 10 years ago from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I heard he was a mailman and would bring his mail route doggies cookies .
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison! Go Big Red! She moved to Columbus Ohio and attended graduate school at THE Ohio State University! Go BuckS! So that means she a huge sports fan and loves college football and basketball games!
While in Ohio, mom finally and I mean finally got a dog. You see, growing up there was a strict rule... no pets. You'd think they'd stop at no drugs but nope.. no pets too. Her first dog was a west highland terrier-pure cracker dawg too- name Scruffy aka scruffball or peepie. See he even climbed this tree! cracker!

Then a year later, mom got snoopie! He was a super laid back peacemaker kinda dude. Never caused any trouble ever. You can see it in his eyes too. And mango thought I was a suck up.
After living in Ohio for 10 years... Mom decided to make a change and move out east. She packed up Snoopie (Scruffy had gone to the bridge)and headed east on I-90. So ... voila.. back in present day. Snoopie had congestive heart failure and went to the bridge a couple years ago. That's when I enter the picture!!! Thanks to Paws New England and Petfinder.

Let's see some things mom likes: hiking, running, biking, swimming- which is great b/c I love to do all those things.
Some things mom can't do without: cheese, wine, iPhone, iPad, iMac and yes... ME!


  1. Wow Norwood it is cool to read about your mom. She is from our area (well, kinda, we are near Chicago, which is really close to Milwaukee). And wow it sounds like she has a really cool job helping people. And boy, we can't believe she couldn't have pets growing up - we can't imagine that! Thanks for sharing her with us today!!

  2. Thanks so much for playing along. I liked learning about your mom. It sounds like her job helps lots of people!

  3. How khool to learn all about your mom!

    Woo are so khorrekht about Snoopie's eyes!

    As fur re-habbing, maybe she khan help place my mom somewhere too ;-)

    Here's to a special FrEYEday which leads to another furry hairy special day!


  4. Cool Mama Norwood! You are a lucky pup to have found such a great human!!

    Smileys & Snuggles!
    Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

  5. oooh nice story
    we gonna do one tomorrow about our crazy funky human!

    El'bow & Hauwii

  6. Awww! All that stuff about your mom is so cool! You two are lucky to have each other!


  7. Norwood, I thought for sure you would pull some skeletons and dirty laundry out of the closet! Oh wait, do I smell bribery and black mail? smellls king of cheesy....

  8. Awww...your mom is such a cutie patootie! I bets you get that ALL the time from other dogs when you go out. Do they all stop you on the street and want her to pet them and ask where you adopted her from?

    Sorry about your uncle. He sounds like a Most Wonderful pawson.

    My mom also luvs the wine and our iMac Priscilla. And of course, you know I luvs the cheese! We have so much in common!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  9. Norwood we can see why you have she an awesome Mom. Anyone that started out in Wisconsin can't be all bad.. Mom has an Aunt Berta and and Uncle Bill the live in West Alis. That is so cool.
    Yepper Norwood that Mom is a keeper.. You better keep her close and safe.. She looks like a really good hugger..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  10. Happy Birthday our little Froggy Prince.. Hope you get all the treats and hugs you deserve...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  11. I am so glad to hear all the good stuff about your Mom Norwood, but Sharon's got tears in her eyes cuz her brother died too (from Leukemia when he was only 4 years old). It's sad to lose a family member when they're young. I am so glad she has you cuz life is just too hard when you're alone. Give her a big hug & kiss now Norwood.
    love ya,
    Bruce & Sharon too:)

  12. Sounds like your mom has a great job that is interesting and helping people which must make her feel good.

    GO BUCKS! I'm from Columbus, Ohio to. :)

  13. Hi, Norwood!
    Thanks for sharing your mom with us!
    I loved reading all those things about her!
    Kisses and hugs

  14. O hai! I like u and ur famlee. :)

  15. This was soooo interesting. Your mom is(& was) such a cutie...Does your FAD still look identical to your mama?? Looks like crackers dogs run in the family, huh? Did we tell you mama might be going to Foxboro in Sept?? No airline tickets yet, so we'll see.
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie

  16. Your mom is a very cool hooman, Norwood! We knew that she and Tula's mom were sissies but we didn't know they were twinsies!
    Happy birthday, Norwood! We hope you get ice cream!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  17. The land of cheese? How awesome is that! I don't understand why your would move from there. Is the cheese on the trees and stuffs? Oh, maybe Momma can change our vacation plans....

    woof - Tucker

  18. Happy Barkday, Norwood! We hope you have a really great and special day!

    We enjoyed reading about your mom. Somehow, we all feel like we know each other from reading the blogs, but when it comes down to it, we don't really know much about the peeps!

    Penny & Patches

  19. Hi Norwood - that 'gotcha day' photo of you and your mom is pawsome! We could feel the joy, it was wonderful! We really enjoyed getting to know your mom a bit better, you chose well there buddy! We think this game was a great idea of Oskars. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  20. Yeah yeah, she seems cool and all - but let's talk about your birthday!! Rocking Beantown this weekend??

  21. Happy Bday, Norwood! We hope your special day is filled with frogs and all your favorite things!

  22. Norwood,

    Nice to meet you and your mom today! We are practically neighbors since I lives near Albany NY! I hopes that we can be furiends. :) Come and visit me at my bloggie.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  23. Nice to learn all that about your Mom. Mom wonders how she likes her iPad. She would like one but wishes the price would come down. She has in iPhone and a Macbook Pro. She also had a brother who died at the age of 27 from what was probably a lymphoma non-Hodgkins cancer too.

    And of course, they both have and love dogs - we loved seeing Scruffy and Snoopie and we are so happy that you found her finally.

    Have a great weekend.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  24. Golly, Norwood, I am still stuck on the part where you said your mom is only 40! Is that possible? My momma had her pegged as closer to 30. Must be your happy self that keeps her so fit and youthful.


  25. Norwood- I did not know your mom was from my neighborhood. (at least the same side of the state)
    That picture of the three kids also looks like something from our family albumn. Good Wisconsin genes. Including doggie love.

    Maybe I should get her help finding a job!

  26. hello norwood its dennis the vizsla dog hay thank yoo for this post abowt yore peepul it is gud to no yore mama has the inside trak on cheez!!! i am sorry yoo did not git to meet yore unkle tho!!! ok bye

  27. Hi Norwood, nice to meet you. Your mom sounds very much like my mom. We look forward to hearing about more of your adventures!


    Mr. Nubbin'

  28. Your mom is super cool because she went to Ohio State :)

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