Sunday, September 29, 2013

Life is back to normal.

Alas, today I had a very usual day.  I went for my walk in Breakheart.  I went to the dog park.  I ate my dinner.  I laid out on the front lawn.  I laid out in the backyard.  The highlight of my day was going on the trampoline with my brother, Andrew, and his two friends.  Finally, I ate my second dinner.  Now I'm laying on the floor.

Where's the excitement?  Where's my miracle?  What can I tell you that's exciting?

Well, here's the truth.  Life is what you make it.  That's right, I can choose to be bored and complain OR I can choose to be happy and appreciate the great life that I have.  I have made a decision - I am going to be happy and thankful for my life. 

Check out this picture.

As you can see, this dog is not letting anything stand in his way - he's jumping right over and moving on.  He's taking action - he's moving ahead.

Like I always say, no one wants to listen to you mope around and complain about how hard your life is.  You have a choice, and I hope you'll make the same choice as me:


Do your work and move on - it might be easier than you think, if you just do what you need to do without thinking and complaining so much about it.

Please let me know what you decide so we can be happy together and celebrate our good attitudes!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Guess what? Now it's a MIRACLE weekend!

Last week was Miracle Week on my blog.  I never knew this many miracles could happen to me. 

For example, this morning - when it got light out - my Mom and I went for our usual walk.  When we turned the corner, we saw our friend, Ken, who called me over.  Just a reminder, I LOVE Ken because he once gave me a steak to eat!  That is the one and only time I had my very own steak, and I've been very thankful to Ken ever since. 

Of course, I ran right toward Ken and took a quick turn to the side door.  After all, the food is INSIDE the house - I do have my priorities:  FOOD FIRST, SLOBBERY LICKS SECOND (to say thank you, of course).

Check out my very delicious first meal of the day:

This is the best meal I've had in a very long time!  It's been quite a while since I got my first very own steak, after all.
Then, when it got dark out, my brother, Andrew decided to have some candy in an orange wrapper.  Well, he accidentally dropped the candy, and I gobbled it right up - paper and all. 
Like I always say, take advantage of every tasty miracle that comes your way.  You never know when delicious food is going to fall into your lap so gobble it up right away before someone else beats you to it.  As you know, I NEVER share my food, especially when it's absolutely delicious.  Yum, I still remember how much I LOVED those meatballs.  I have to admit that food miracles are definitely the tastiest miracles, that's for sure!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Miracle Week Finishes Up With A VERY MAJOR MIRACLE!

I am the proudest dog right now - my brother, Derek, has gotten a job!  How exciting is this news!  He's going to be working as worker for a congressman in Peabody.  Here's a picture of a very happy Derek with his very favorite dog:

As you can see in the picture, I am congratulating Derek with my paw.  Derek has been looking for a job for months and months so he is over the moon that he got a job.  It's a sensational way to end Miracle Week here on my blog - I LOVE GOOD NEWS, and reporting a miracle is ALWAYS the best news.

Like I always say, celebrate the BIG events in life - like finding your first job.  I love celebrating whenever possible - especially when I have the opportunity to lift my paw.  Hey, wait a minute, I think Derek should reward me with a treat since I shook paws with him - I better go find him and remind him that I deserve  a treat, too.

I hope you all enjoyed Miracle Week here on my blog.  Remember:  miracles are happening ALL THE TIME so be on the look-out - you just never know.....

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It's another miraculous miracle - A GUEST BLOGGER!!!!

This is the BEST WEEK EVER!  I even have another miracle to report - I have a guest blogger!

Now let me introduce you to my guest blogger.  Check her out - she's definitely more my size, too.  Here is Poppy, the dog:

Let me turn the blog over to Poppy:
I'm so happy to be a guest blogger at Gabi the Dog's blog because I'm a rescue dog, too.  We have so much in common.

Actually, my real name is Fox Craft.  Of course, that's my racing name - my real name.  My nick name is Poppy.  I prefer to be called Poppy because everyone I know calls me Poppy.

Did you know that racing dogs always have two names?  I'm only called Fox Craft when I'm racing, but I've been retired for six years now.

Even though I am willing to admit that I LOVE to race around outside in my yard and around the house, I make sure that I stretch first.  It's always a good idea to stretch before any exercise so the exercise is fun.  Plus, running makes me smile every time.

When I'm not running or walking around my neighborhood, I am just the BIGGEST couch potato there is.  The only time I get up is to greet people at the door.  I don't bark at the people who come to my house because I just don't like to bark.

It took me a while to get used to being in a house.  Everything was different than what I was used to.  The steps, for instance, were very hard for me to get up.  The steps are still hard so I have to run up the steps.

Well, it was nice to visit Gabi the Dog's blog, but I have to go now and get to my bed because I'm very tired from all this blogging.

Poppy, the Dog

Thanks to Poppy for being a guest blogger!  Poppy actually belongs to Ms. Marcia who works at my Mom's school. 
If any other dogs want to guest blog, please let me know.  I'm always happy to share the limelight.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


I have to be honest, I am still quite pleasantly surprised and amazed that my Aunt bought me a fancy dog collar from Hawaii. 

Wait until you hear this!  This piece of news just about knocked my white socks off!  (If you haven't noticed, I have built-in white socks - see the picture to the side of this post.)

My Aunt got a dog!

Even though she always used to say, "I hate ALL dogs," she still got a dog.  How miraculous is this!  I don't know if there is a miracle that could top this one.  She even got a black dog - just like me, almost.  Her dog is going to be much smaller than me, and her dog has hair, not fur.  These are just small matters - A DOG IS STILL A DOG NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL, NO MATTER FUR OR HAIR.  Not only that, she is head over heels in love with her dog.

Here's an actual picture of Lulu, my new cousin:

This puppy is so small - especially compared to me - I'm feeling like a giant dog now.

Like I always say, welcome any new members of your family with open arms.  I LOVE having a DOG cousin.  I am absolutely amazed that my Aunt - who used to HATE ALL DOGS - has an actual dog!  Life is full of surprises and miracles! 

Make sure to check back tomorrow - just in case there's another miracle - you just never know.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Another Miracle to Report!

I live across the street from a very beautiful, black cat named Midnight.  Midnight and I go way back because we're always looking at each from across the street.

Some times, when I go for a walk with my Mom, Midnight will be outside, and I get to go over to say hello to her.  Even then, I give Midnight her space.  Actually, she usually hides under a table and looks at me from a safe spot, but I'm very careful not to get too close any way - I don't want to get hurt.

Well, one day, a miracle happened!  Midnight's Mom let me come into Midnight's house.  Wow, I went into the house where she lives, and I got to see Midnight's food and water bowls!  I even helped clean up the floor by licking up any crumbs.  I'm always a very helpful guest, if you ever want to invite me over.

Here's proof of my actual visit:

As you can see, Midnight and I are very careful not to invade each other's personal space.  We are still getting to know each other, after all.

Like I always say, take advantage of every opportunity you get to explore new experiences.  You never know when a miracle will take place.  I never expected to get so close to Midnight, let alone go inside her house.  All I can say is that I am one lucky dog to have a get together with a cat, and we get along - as long as we keep our distance, that is.  Midnight and I are getting to know each other slowly - you can't become friends with someone overnight - friendship takes time.  In the meantime, I'm just going to be thankful for having Midnight for a neighbor and for getting to see her house up close and personal.  Also, if you ever want me to come clean the crumbs off your floors, please let me know - I'll be right over, and I'll do a very thorough job, too!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Miracles do happen!

Let's begin with a review:

I have an Aunt who does NOT like dogs at all - that includes me - even though I never did anything.  She just said:  "I hate ALL dogs." 

Well, it's a good thing that I never gave up trying to make her like me because she bought me a special dog collar in Hawaii.  That's right - last summer, she and her family went to some big island in Hawaii - wherever that is.  Since there were hardly any stores, she only bought two gifts - a cap for my grandfather and a pink, flowery collar FOR ME!

Check out this very fancy collar:

Well, I am speechless to say the least because this is a MAJOR miracle - she has finally seen the light - dogs are OK after all.

Like I always say, never give up hope.  I was hoping my Aunt might decide to consider liking me, and what do you know?  She bought ME - a dog - a fancy collar.  I feel so honored and special.  Miracles really do happen - just make sure to stop and appreciate the miracle when it does happen, and let the light shine down on you - just like in the above picture.  Getting a fancy collar just made my day!  I LOVE MIRACLES!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Wow! Check out this information from the Uncommon Dog!

This lady contacted my Mom about MY BLOG because her company is looking for QUALITY dog blogs.  Of course, you already know that my blog is a QUALITY blog - that means it's an awesome blog.  How could it not be awesome - I'm the main character!  The company wants me to show you this information.  Did you know that my ancestors were wolves? 

This is all pretty amazing and fascinating information.  No wonder my Mom says that I'm one of her best friends!  It's true - DOGS ARE MAN'S BEST FRIEND!  I can't say it any better than that.

Also, you can check out the web site who sent this to me at:

Tell them that Gabi the Dog sent you!

Thursday, September 12, 2013


It has happened again - I got sent to Janet, the Groomer.  This time, I got RED bows on my head instead of on my ears because Janet, the Groomer, figured that I would have a harder time taking them out.  Plus the RED bows matched my collar.  Never fear - I got the bows out, but it did take a little longer than it normally does.

Not only did I get RED bows, I am clean and spiffy.  Why do I - a dog - have to be clean?  I LOVE to be dirty; not only that, I LOVE to smell like I've been rolling in dirt.  Dirt makes me smell delightful.  Have you ever smelled dirt?  If not, try it out.  Plus, you should take a good look at dirt - IT'S THE BEST!

Look at this picture.  How happy and excited do I look to have RED bows on my head?  Exactly, that's why I should NEVER get bows or a bath ever again. 

Like I always say, dirt can't hurt you.  Dirt is part of the Earth, and we should enjoy any dirt we find.  Let's face it - dirt is very useful in so many ways.  Plants need dirt.  Animals make their homes under the dirt.  Dogs absolutely NEED dirt to roll in so we smell delightful, just like the Earth.  Smelling like the Earth is a much healthier smell than the smell of soap - if you're a dog, that is.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Joys of Napping in the Sun!

Here's a picture of me enjoying one of my favorite activities:

Look at me - I can sleep so soundly under the right conditions which include warm sun and warm bricks.  I just LOVE being able to sleep on the job.  Of course, I am still working even though I'm asleep so don't be fooled.  If I hear or smell anything suspicious, I'm on the case.  Nothing/ no one walks past my house without me knowing about it.  I need to protect my family - I know where my next meal is coming from.

Like I always say, if you're tired, and you have the opportunity to sleep, take a nap.  Naps are very important and useful, especially if you're tired.  Isn't everyone tired at some point during the day?  If you take a short nap, you'll feel rested and refreshed.

By the way, why do they call short naps "cat naps"?  Dogs take short naps, too, as you can see in the above picture.  I'm going to call my naps "dog" naps because I'm a dog and I'm taking a nap.  That makes much more sense, doesn't it?