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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Guarding Against Bunnies

LuLLu and LoLLy have an excellent article about Doga or doggy yoga. But I get my exercise guarding against bunnies. There's one that likes to hang out outside this window. I think it knows I can't get out this way. But I bark lots whenever I see it and this morning I chased a bunny right out of the back yard!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Mom is Back!

My mom is back from her trip! I've been running around a lot to make up for the time I spent in a kennel. (We won't talk about that. I lost my squeaky bear there but they gave me a new toy to make up for it.)
My mom's daughter is gone. I hope she comes back soon. Meanwhile....I'm spending lots of time with my new squeaky toy perched on my mom's lap so she can't escape again any time soon....

Saturday, August 8, 2009

New Toy and Suitcases

Guess what! My mom felt so bad about me getting shots that she got me a new toy! It's a fish that squeaks.

Now the only problem is that she's got out the suitcases again. I don't think that's a good sign....

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Seeing the Vet

My mom took me to the vet this week and I got poked and prodded in places I don't like anyone touching! And then they stuck me with needles. Needles! I licked and licked the faces of the vet and his helpers and they STILL stuck me with needles!

My mom says it's a good thing to do and that she needs to know I'm healthy and that she's taking good care of me but she's not the one who was getting poked and prodded and stuck with needles! And if it's so good for me how come I was so tired the next day I didn't even have the energy to chase rabbits?????

I'm okay today and I even got to try to go see a cat on someone's lawn. My mom stopped me but at least I had the energy to try! And when I saw the rabbits today I know that if my mom had let me, I could have caught them.

Still, it's a darn good thing I don't have to go back to the vet's office for a good long time. Hmmph!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

My Battle Scar

My mom kind of freaked when she saw my battle scar right below my left eye.

I'm not telling her what I tangled with but I won!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

July 4th and LuLu and LoLLy

LuLu and LoLLy put my pictures up on their blog! See, they blogged about going to work with your human and it inspired me to help my mom work, too. And they have some good tips about July 4th. I'm kind of nervous about July 4th 'cuz fireworks scare me but my mom promised she would keep me safe so maybe it will be okay.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Destroyed Toy

My mom took away one of my favorite toys just because I did this to it....

Friday, June 12, 2009

Come and Gone

My mom's daughter came back and then they were really busy putting stuff in boxes. I tried to help but they wouldn't let me. Now she's gone again. I've been squeaking my squeaky bear a lot. Sometimes my mom lets me sit on her lap and squeak it and that helps, too.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

New Toy

I've been feeling really sad 'cuz my mom's human daughter has been away this week so my mom gave me a new toy! It squeaks and everything! She even let me pick it out myself from a stash she's got somewhere in the house. Don't tell her but when I get the chance I'm gonna see if I can find the rest of the toys, too. Shhhhhh

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Moving In

My mom's daughter is moving in and we've been helping her so I haven't had much chance to post. My mom says it's only for a couple of weeks but it's sooooo exciting!

Here's some of her stuff. Not most of it, just a small bunch. Most of it they put in a room and closed the door so I can't get to it. But that's okay. I'm happy just to have my mom's daughter to play with!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Ssshhh. Don't tell my mom I'm here and posting. I kind of got grounded.

See, a couple of weeks ago, I caught a bird. Eventually I let my mom have it but she wasn't happy with me, the way I thought she would be. She kind of shrieked and grabbed the bird and took it away!

And I don't understand 'cuz when I was on the street I had to take care of myself and you would think she'd be proud of me for being so clever. But like I said she shrieked and I got grounded. So don't tell her I snuck in here and posted to you guys, okay?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Gardens and Grief

My mom has been sad this past week. A friend died. I've been giving her lots of kisses to cheer her up and I tried to tell her the friend's doggies would be waiting at the Rainbow Bridge but my mom was still sad.

This is part of my mom's garden. It's my favorite place to bury things. Well, it was. But she put up this little fence to keep me out.
It's just not fair! No other place is as good to dig in! And sometimes I lean over to eat some of the plants a bit. But mostly I figure it's just one more strange human way of doing things. And she's a pretty good mom so--for now anyway--I stay out.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hunting Bugs

We've had nice weather lately so my mom has been leaving the patio door open for me. Which means bugs get in so I've been hunting them for her because she's so busy...

And I'm getting really good at it too.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

For the Wii

I found a great way to stop my mom playing Wii when I want her to pay attention to me! I just climb on her lap and start kissing her and she starts laughing and puts down the thing in her hand and pets me and loves me! I'm so glad I figured this out 'cuz barking and pawing her didn't work but kisses do!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Busy Mom

My mom is teaching two online writing classes now so she's been busy and I had to sneak in to use the computer today.

I tried being really cute but she still kept working on the computer.

Sometimes all you can do is just chew on a good rawhide.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

New Toy

My mom got something called a Wii Fit. I was helping her exercise but she didn't seem too happy about that and I don't know why! But it's okay because she decided to give me a new toy of my own to play with while she played with hers. It squeaks and everything!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fitting on My Mom's Lap

My mom says some people might be trying to figure out how I can sit in her lap and that I should show you. So here's one picture of me chewing the fleece toy she made me where half of me is on her lap. And here's a picture of me all the way on her lap. Sometimes I stand up on her lap, too, but she said there was no way she could take a picture of that!

I don't know why everyone thinks it's so funny that I want to sit in her lap. It's so nice and cozy there.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Chew Toys That Last

My mom says I should show what's been happening with my chew toys 'cuz she says there are lots of us who chew through things real fast. Here's the rope ball which has lasted way longer than a regular rope chew toy and the fleece toy my mom made for me. (I really like to untie the fleece toy and have my mom retie it for me! She says it gives me mental exercise, too.)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Me and Mom

My mom has been really busy and sneezing a lot. So I've been busy, too, but that only seems to make her grouchy.

I tried sitting on her lap so she would pay attention to me but she said she had work she had to do.

And then even though I carefully put it on my blankey mom wouldn't let me keep this shoe.

I don't have a picture of it but she got really upset with me when she was too busy to take me for a walk so I went on one by myself. You'd think she would be happy about that, right? And I only went a block or two from home. Okay, so I would have gone farther if she hadn't dragged me back home but really! I was just trying to take care of myself and a dog's got to explore, right?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Squirrels and Naps

Some days those pesky squirrels are just out of reach.

And sometimes, after barking at them or chasing them in the back yard, I just need a nap.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mud and Towels

My mom has started insisting I use a towel when I come in after playing in the mud. I don't see why. Wouldn't she rather I decorate the couch and her and the rug?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mom Is Back

My mom is back and I helped her unpack!

It was fun having my mom's daughter stay with me but I'm really, really glad my mom is back.

She said she was visiting her son who has something called Down syndrome and helping him move his stuff from his dad's house to his group home. Maybe some day I will get to meet him.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Airplanes and Suitcases

Anyone know what an airplane is or what suitcases are for? My mom has been talking with her daughter about going on an airplane and she's got something called a suitcase in the living room and my mom is putting some of her clothes in it. She says her daughter is going to come over and stay with me but I'm not sure why. It's all very confusing and she doesn't have much time to play.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Surviving Toys

My mom said to show you the toys that have survived. I don't know what she means. She took away some of my toys before I could pull out all the stuffing so they still survive, don't they? But she said to show you the ones I play with a lot that survived so here they are.

PS: My mom found this website that has a dog that looks a lot like me and my mom says that everything they say sounds like me, too!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

My mom keeps saying that to people over the phone. I don't know what it means but my mom stayed up late last night and I was kind of glad because I could sit in her lap while all the noise was going on outside. I was shaking. She kept telling me it would be okay but there was so much noise! And it smelled funny outside, too.

Why do humans do such strange stuff?