Tuesday, January 21, 2014

WW: My 102 Year Old Grandmother!

During my recent vacation to Puerto Rico, I spent time with my (Momma's) 102 year old grandmother. Grandma means Abuela (pronounced ah-boo-eh-lah) in Spanish.  She and I had a great time together and she even ordered told my Momma to feed me extra chicken and treats.  Abuela is very wise beyond her years -- and who can argue with a 102 year old? 
I think Abuela likes me - because Abuela grew up during a time where dogs were only meant to stay outdoors to protect the home.  Abuela had 9 children and 77 first generation grandchildren (there are also lots of  great and great-great grandchildren I am not accounting for!).  As far as I know, I am officially the only (grand) dog in Abuela's life she has ever held in her arms, fed rice and beans to and actually allowed inside her house.  Stay tuned for more photos from my Puerto Rican vacation!

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  1. she looks amazing! How fun and such a honor that you are only grand dog and allowed in the house! Can't wait to see more photos of your trip

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    1. Hi Carma - Yes, she even served me a plate of rice and beans just for me. This is unusual because she is very old world fashioned and all the dogs that she has had through her life have been big ones that were kept outdoors and ate leftovers or what most people would call 'slop.' She was very concerned about me not eating enough... and you can't imagine what big deal it is around my family that she was actually 'holding' me. ;o)

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  2. WOW! 102 she looks great. Happy BP Wordless Wednesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  3. 102 NEVER. Wow. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. She is quite proud of it Miss Molly ;o). Imagine that -- I just did the math = 102 is 714 in dog years - BOL!!!

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  4. how wonderful to reach 102! she looks fantastic!
    wags, bailey unleashed

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    1. Yes - she just turned 102 this past June and she made sure to tell everyone how old she is... something my Momma doesn't particularly like to share about herself. WOOF!

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  5. Your abuela looks fabulous - I can't believe she's 102!

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    1. Thank you! It is a treat to listen to her - she is very funny and likes to give everyone advice. She advised my Momma to feed me more and more often. Love her!

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  6. Your granny looks fab for 102!! Looks like you had a great time together xx

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    1. We did Misaki - you can't imagine how much it mean to me to spend time with her.

      WOOF!

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  8. Such an amazing lady and she looks so young and happy!

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    1. She is very happy - it was so good to spend time with her!
      WOOF!

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    1. You are right - tienes razon. She is very youthful and loves to laugh and have fun! She kept telling my momma that I wasn't eating enough food...! BOL!!

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  10. She looks fantastic. Mom spent many summers in Quebradillas
    Lily

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    1. Gracias. She acts more like she's in her 70's and loves to cook and water her flowers. :)

      Quebradillas is very pretty...you are so lucky to have spent time there.

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  11. I have an abuela too! She lives here in Florida but when she lived in Colombia, her family never had "inside" dogs. Now, she has me and my two cousins and she let's us play inside with her. She sneaks me some yummy Colombian treats too!
    Happy WW,
    Oz

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    1. You are very fortunate OZ - I am so very happy for you. ;o) My Momma's dad is from Colombia (Barranquilla) and sadly I never got to meet his mother because she passed before I came to be. I am told she liked to play cards and was a very happy and loud lady and made great arepas. With the 'new' generation things are changing (thankfully) - my Momma's friend's mother is from Mexico and they never had 'inside' dogs either - and now their two chihuahuas run the roost. She even makes outfits for them!

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  12. She looks amazing! You are so lucky to have your Abuela!

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    1. Thank you Aimee -- I do feel very lucky - she is a wonderful lady! WOOF

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  13. NO WAY is she 102..She looks fantastic, that's the Mediterranean diet for you :) xxxooxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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    1. Yes - she is quite proud of it, in fact!

      WOOF

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  14. She looks amazing! I think I'd eat two servings of those beans and rice. :)

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  15. What a cool trip to go on and to get to be in the house and get rice and beans? You're so lucky!

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  16. Lucky you I can't wait to see more pictures of you and your grandma! I can't believe she is 102 must be the great weather in Puerto Rico! Love Dolly

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    1. I will be posting my vacation pictures soon -as soon as Momma sorts to 200+ of them - she is so slowwww....

      WOOF!

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  17. What a fun trip! Enjoy those extra treats!

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  18. Yes she looks so strong and healthy! What fun and all this talk of rice and beans makes me hungry.

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    1. Me too - where are rice and beans when you need them?!

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  19. No way!! That wonderful lady is too beautiful! I cannot believe it - 102!?!?!?!?! She looks magnificent! Ooops, sorry - you look super cute too * g *

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    1. Aww - thanks. She loves telling everyone she is 102! She also has a lot of advice for everyone she meets - ;o)

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  20. Oh how awesome is that!! Reminds me of when I was growing up and we always took our little Chihuahua Chiquita to Granny's house. My grandmother adored that little dog, and my grandfather too. And fed her lots of treats and table scraps. Needless to say the love was mutual. They also did not grow up with dogs in the home...but they loved Chiquita and spoiled her rotten!!

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    1. What a sweet story! thanks so much for sharing it with me - WOOF!

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  21. Que Rico! Lucky you and how fantastic she looks at 102. hugs have fun (I love rice and beans and warm weather) X Susie at Talent Hounds

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    1. Me too - I love rice, beans and warm weather - let's go!

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  23. She looks amazing! I would never have guessed she's anything like that age. It's lovely that she's made friends with you.

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  24. Your Granny is a beautiful woman! Look at her smile! You are so lucky yo have her, and she is lucky to have you!
    Its so nice to see these photos,, and I love seeing what a cutie you are too!
    Thank you for helping me- and all the love you sent to me
    nitey nite and smoochie kissys to your Granny
    love
    tweedles

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