Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I had the BEST treat!

I got left home ALONE yesterday.  Well, when I'm ALONE, I need to find something to do.  Here are some of my favorite activities to do when I'm ALONE.

1.  Look out the back sliding door for bunnies.

2.  Sniff around the house to see if there are any good smells, like food.

Well, yesterday, I hit the jackpot!  I sniffed my way around the house and into my brother, Derek's room, and I found a bag.  Not just any old bag, it was a bag FULL OF AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS JELLY DONUTS!  Hey, it's not my fault he left this bag inside another bag on his floor.  I mean, my snout is on the floor all the time.  That's just the way dogs are made.

Here's the bag:

I must admit that I was very neat and very thorough.  I didn't leave any crumbs, and the bag is still in one piece.

More importantly, Derek got those donuts for my Mom - who LOVES jelly donuts.  Now she won't have to eat them because I beat her to it.  After all, I'm just helping her stay on her diet.  Actually, she should be thanking me for saving her from all these calories.

Like I always say, be on the lookout for opportunities, especially if they involve getting to eat delicious treats or getting to see amazing sights like a deer or a chicken.  Remember, if you don't look in the first place, you'll never find out what you're missing. 

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Good news/not so good news....

Today started out promising.  I was supposed to get a bath, but Paula couldn't take me.  What a relief!  I wouldn't have to wear bows after all.

Then my Mom bought me a shirt.  You know me - I DO NOT LIKE TO WEAR ANYTHING!  Now I've been wearing this all day:

Of course, everyone has been giving me so much attention which I actually like, but why do I have to wear a shirt? 

Like I always say, REAL DOGS DO NOT WEAR CLOTHES!  Clothes are for people, not dogs.  The things that I have to do to make my family happy can be quite annoying.  When is my family going to leave me alone?  At least I can go outside and recover from my newest humiliation.  I can't wait to get this shirt off.  Hopefully, my luck will be better tomorrow.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

My cousin, Lulu, came to visit!

I had an amazing and exciting day yesterday!

My Mom is trying a new idea.  She opens the front door, I run to the front yard, I go to the bathroom, I run back in the house, I get a cookie.  I LOVE this idea because I get a cookie for going to the bathroom.  That's easy enough.

Yesterday, she opened the door, and within seconds, my Aunt pulled into the driveway.  Then, my grandfather pulled into the driveway, too.  I was jumping up and down on their cars because I was jumping with joy.  I know that when my grandfather comes, I'll be getting plenty of munchkins - he always makes sure to give me A LOT.

Of course, Lulu, the puppy, is not allowed to get munchkins.  My Aunt says munchkins make a dog sick.  Hmmm...I never get sick of munchkins.

Any way, here's me checking out Lulu:

 If you ask me, Lulu kind of reminds me of a cat because she's small like a cat.  She also wears clothes.  On top of that, she's always getting picked up.  That's not possible with a dog like me - I'm way too big to get picked up.

Lulu decided to focus on one of my Christmas gifts.  My brother, Andrew, gave me a Moo Tube, which is a cow trachea (part of the cow's throat).  I mean, it's a fine gift and all, but I'd rather have real food like munchkins.  Since Lulu can't have real treats, she was quite delighted with my Moo Tube.  She even brought it home with her.
As you can tell, I'm happy to share my Moo Tube and couch space since I'm an easy going and definitely not jealous dog.

Like I always say, share those treats, especially if you share them with me.  Also, you won't see me wearing one of those sweaters or getting picked up and carried around.  I just want to be liked for who I am - just like I like Lulu for who she is.  I'm a perfect dog just the way I am.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

My friend, John, is one of my favorite people!

Just a quick update, my Dad came home a few days ago.

Before he came home, I was so sad.  One night I just walked around the house.  I cried outside my brother, Derek's door.  Then I went and cried next to my Mom's bed.  I was so lonely when my Dad was away.  Plus my Mom kept leaving me home alone.

Then a miracle happened!  It was dark out, and John came to my house to get me.  He took me to his house, and 3 cats live there.  I tried to eat their food, but I didn't get to eat any of it.  I got to lay on John's couches, and the VERY BEST PART, I got to sleep on the bed.  Talk about having one of the best nights of my life - I LOVE sleeping on the bed.  John has a wife, Kathy, and I got to sleep in the bed with her, too.  It's a good thing that we could all fit since I'm on the BIG side.

The next day, I got LOTS AND LOTS of attention from John and other people who visited the house.  My life just got so much better that I forgot about how sad I was.

Later in the day, John brought me home to my house.  Here's a picture of him on my couch:

Since he let me sleep in his bed, I let him sit on my favorite couch.  He's pretty lucky, too - just not as lucky as me.

Like I always say, make sure to appreciate the special people in your life, especially people who let you sleep on their bed.  Also, never give up hope.  Just when I thought I wasn't going to get special attention, my luck changed, and I got MORE attention than I ever expected.  Remember:  you can never have enough special friends so make sure to tell them how much you appreciate them TODAY!  I sure do appreciate John giving me so much love and attention!

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Being With My Family + Sleeping On The Couch = My Idea Of A Perfect Time

As you know, I LOVE my family very much.  I pretty much live to take care of them.  That is my job, after all, keeping them safe. 

Here's a picture of me and my brother, Andrew, having a fun time:

Notice how most of my good times involve one of my couches.  I have 3 favorite couches in the house, and you can always tell where I sit by the black fur that I leave behind. 
Well, all that fun makes me tired so I need to take a nap:

I'm always happy to join my family on the couch, especially if we can nap together.

Like I always say, try to squeeze in some time either sitting or napping on the couch.  It's a great way to recharge your batteries so you can feel more rested.  That way you'll be ready for any adventures that come your way, like playing in the snow.  I'm going to sleep well tonight after watching my Mom shovel all day. 

Namaste.  That means that I hope you find peace and happiness in your life - just like me!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Not again - my treats have disappeared!

Oh dear, I am a little sad these days.  My Dad has gone away to Florida, and now I'm not getting any treats.  Here's an example of how I look when I'm waiting for him to come home:

When I get outside, I like to sit on my front steps and check out the neighborhood.  First, I see if Midnight the Cat is outside in her bushes.  Then, I look for any bunnies or squirrels.  Next, I make sure there's no dogs walking by.  After that, I sit and wait.  These days I'm waiting for my Dad to come home so I can start getting treats again.

By the way, see that blue car?  That used to be my Mom's car.  I used to get to ride along in that car, too.  Now we're driving around in the little car.

Like I always say, get outside and check out the neighborhood.  There's always something going on - even if you have to wait a little while.  The scenery is always changing so it's much more interesting than sitting on the couch watching TV.  Also, if you drive by and see me, remember I'll be waiting for my Dad to come home.  I really need a treat - this is a desperate situation indeed.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

WHAT?!? Time for a reality check!

I can't believe this!  Someone gave my Mom this mug as a gift:

I have an ENORMOUS problems with "DOGS ARE PEOPLE TOO."  Here are my main reasons:

1.  I am truly a dog in every way.  I wear a fur coat all year long.  I walk on 4 legs.  I will eat anything and everything (the only person who comes close to the eating requirement is my Dad, and he doesn't eat everything, like mushrooms and rabbit poop, to name a few).

2.  My seeing, hearing and sense of smell are MUCH BETTER than any person's.  Who knows there's a coyote in the yard in the middle of the night?  If I didn't howl and bark, no one in my family would know.  See how lucky they are.  It's a good think that I'm on the ball.  I wouldn't want my Mom to miss out on any of the excitement - even if it is the middle of the night.

3.  How many people do you know who jump up and down; scratch the floor; and/or do a dance every time you come home at the end of the day?  Only a dog would do this for you.

I mean, I could go ON AND ON AND ON to prove my point, but I think you get the idea.

Like I always say, a dog is a dog NOT A PERSON.  We are very special and unique, and it is an insult to a dog to say that we're people.  I LOVE people, but I LOVE being a dog more.

Plus, do I look like a person to you?

 p.s. Food falls in the couch, and it's my job to get it out from under the sofa cushions.  I sure am a useful and helpful DOG!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December is Delightful with Moe, the Dog, Guest Blogger!

What a delightful way to start December with a guest blogger - my friend, Moe!

Hi Gabi!  You have to know who to stand next to at dinner.  Grandma always shares with me.

I ate too much turkey.  Time for a nap with my brother, Alex.  I hope you got turkey today, too.

Thanks, Moe, for checking in today.

Like I always say, eating is always fun.  That's why I LOVE to eat whenever I can.  I think Moe LOVES food as much as me.  We sure are lucky dogs!