S: i love you grandma!
BC: Every girl who has a dog should also have a mother, so the dog can be fed regularly.
FC: 2011 | mochi | the little white dog
1: This book is dedicated to: Grandma Thank-you... ...for giving me a chance ...for feeding me chicken & eggs ...for loving me | To: Grandma | From: Mochi & Vivian | I Love You So Doggone MUCH!
2: A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself." - Josh Billings | November 29th, 2009 is my favorite day. That was the day my mommy & grandma found me anxiously waiting at Pawsh Puppies in the faraway land of Chicago, IL. I stayed so quiet & good so that I'd look like the best puppy ever. Although they didn't quite know it yet, I knew they'd be taking me home. Right when grandma said to mommy, "I think you can handle it," I knew I did something right.
3: pick me! pick me!!
5: For the journey home, mommy & grandma bought me lots of new goodies. I got to travel in style, with my own bag & toys. I even got a jimmy chew!
7: A Dog's Life | On my first day in San Diego, mommy left me right away to go somewhere called work. I waited, and waited, and FINALLY she came home with a new buddy named Bottle Dog. He was bigger than one pound me, but I wasn't scared!
9: Along came Floppy Dog, and I still wasn't scared. I showed him!
10: #1 Lakers Fan | Score! | In Your Face!
11: Mommy told me the only way to win over Uncle Vincent was to become a Lakers Fan. | Team Player
12: A dog is a bundle of love wrapped in fur.
13: Lounging around is one of my favorite things.
14: To finally meet the whole family, mommy made me go to this place called Dirty Dogs. Water was sprayed on me, big scissors were used, and a big Christmas bow was placed around my neck. I soon learned this was mommy's trick to get grandma to pet me.
15: Christmas 2009
16: The Making of a Great Family Picture | 1... | 2... | 3... | whoops...I'm not looking!
17: ...Say Cheese! | This is my Asian eyes impression. Don't I look like a true Wong?
18: Merry Xmas! | Penguin killer!
19: I love JUICY | This is the moment Grandpa & Uncle Vincent fell in love.
20: Dogs understand the importance of a nap. | Although Grandma still wouldn't pet me yet, she would still look out for me. She even found a doggy school for me to attend at PETCO. Sit. Stay. YAWN!
21: In doggy school, they stressed the importance of making new doggy friends. | Dolce & Me in a blanket at Muttropolis
22: Yuki & Mochi, friends forever!
23: Yuki used to be way bigger than me.
24: GOING UP | Learning to climb up & down stairs was scary. | Just three steps away! | Is somebody going to help me? | Please help! | Just two steps away now! | Carry me? | Just three steps away! | I'm just about there. Doesn't that count for something?
25: GOING DOWN | After lots of rigorous training, I've mastered the art of climbing stairs. Now I'm a stair climbing superstar! | Must I go down now? | This looks dangerous. | *sniff* yea, the next step is too far away | Forget this! I ain't jumping to the next step! | This is a good spot. | Wait! Don't leave! I'll come down with you!
26: If your dog is fat, you're not getting enough exercise.
27: Long walks with Grandma & Grandpa is one of my favorite things.
28: Too heavy. Can't breathe. Must take off!
29: When I was 5 months old, mommy brought me to the vet & didn't say why. I came out looking like Frankenstein, stiches, collar, and all! | Yes! No more collar! Now what is this wretched sock wrapped around me for? | Mommy, please take this sock off me. I promise not to lick my stiches!
30: If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater...suggest that she wear a tail - Fran Lebowitz
31: Mommy always has too much fun putting silly bows & sweaters on me. She thinks I look so pretty. I think I look ridiculous!
32: "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole" - Roger Caras | Now we're the same size!
33: After much time, I finally got to reunite with Yuki. She is so much fun to play with. She runs fast & shares her toys. Hide-a-squirrel is the best invention ever that she showed me. One unbelievable trick she taught me is, "Inside." If I get inside my black bag, I can go almost anywhere with mommy!
34: Coming home to Arcadia to see Grandma is one of my favorite things. | Scratch a dog, and you'll find a permanent job. - Franklin P. Jones
35: buddies for life!
36: Because grandma makes sure I never miss out on anything, I've grown up with lots of art and culture. Not only do I get to go to the movies, but I also get to attend concerts! She insisted I attend the Pink Martini concert in Irvine. Music makes me feel alive. I'm a lucky puppy.
37: Pink Martini
39: One time, when I didn't feel so well, Grandpa snuck me into his office, put cold jelly on my belly, and magically looked inside of me. After all that nonsense, he found nothing wrong!
41: I | SD | Sometimes, Grandma & Grandpa will come down to San Diego & visit me. They take me to the beach, where I can run & enjoy the sun!
42: Lucky Dog | Please don't go!
43: I miss Grandma when she leaves SD. At least she leaves me more toys! The "tough" toys are some of my favorites. | Aww...she left!
44: When I'm not staying at one of my two homes, I get to travel around the world with mommy. My favorite trip was to Seattle. | I don't want to go back! Let's hike some more!
47: September 20th | Mommy celebrated my 1st birthday with me. I got to eat pupcake & open presents!
49: UNLEASHED | Photo shoot all about me, courtesy of Grandma!
50: For my first Thanksgiving, everyone came to visit me in my newly decorated home in San Diego. I showed everyone my favorite toys & eagerly awaited Grandma's famous feast!
51: I am thankful for turkey! Oh, and for finding a spot in Grandma & Grandpa's heart.
52: Christmas 2010
53: Christmas is by far, my favorite holiday. This is when I get to see EVERYONE, including Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Vincent, & Uncle Victor. There's so much joy & excitement in the air. | Which present is mine?
55: Home Is Where The Dog Is | I love coming home to you grandma. I love your home cooking and your soothing massages and your silly songs that you dance & sing to me. Thank-you for always taking care of me. You have the biggest heart in the whole wide world. I love you.