Saturday, February 22, 2014

I love having visitors! Plus, I am a polite dog!

The other day was SO EXCITING! 

First, my grandfather came to visit, and he ALWAYS brings those munchkins that I absolutely LOVE.  Of course, before he'll give me the munchkins, I have to show some RESPECT by sitting up tall and straight, wagging my tail and holding up my paw - ALL AT THE SAME TIME, TOO!  It's a good thing that I'm quite coordinated when it comes to mooching:

After I get to eat my munchkins, I make sure to say THANK YOU in my own special way - since I can't talk with words like you:

See what good friends we are!  I sure am lucky to have a grandfather who LOVES to throw those munchkins around the house as much as I LOVE to retrieve them.

As if having munchkins wasn't enough, Lulu, the puppy came over with my Aunt and cousins.  Lulu is still a small dog, but she is very cute and curious.  She loves checking out my house, and she even checks me out, too:

Lulu, the puppy, likes to get up close and personal, probably because I must seem like a GIANT to her.  She wanted to see my "good as a two year old dog" teeth which are inside my GIANT mouth.  She sure does seem interested in me.  Of course, you know how much I LOVE attention so I won't be complaining.

Like I always say, show respect to your grandparents, especially if they're bringing you treats.  Make sure to say please and thank you, especially since you are lucky enough to speak with words.  Also, show respect to others who are younger and smaller than you.  Just think, you used to be young and little, too, and you probably were curious about the BIG kids.  All in all, it's easier to be respectful to EVERYONE.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Patches!/My Physical

Guess who had a birthday on Valentine's Day?  Check out my new and adorable friend, Patches, the dog:

Patches is 12 years old.  He looks amazing for his age, doesn't he?  Patches lives with a teacher at my Mom's school.  Do you know who it is?

Plus, look how he can sit on top of the couch to look out the window!  My cousin, Lulu, the puppy, does the same thing.  Little dogs really do have an advantage in this area.  If I tried to sit on the top of the couch, I would tumble right off.  Oh, well, there's nothing I can do since I won't be shrinking any time soon.

Yesterday I had a very stressful situation.  My Mom said, "Come along."  That usually means I'm going on an adventure like a walk or a ride to the dog park.  Well, not this time because I ended up at VCA Animal Hospital for a physical.  When I first got there, there was this HUGE dog named Henry who was so excited to see me that he was choking himself.  Me, I just ignored him since I was trying to figure out how to escape.  Don't worry - I didn't escape; Henry got to go sit in his car instead.

After that, my Mom and I went into a little room where I stared at the door so my Mom would get the message:  GET ME OUT OF HERE NOW!

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that my Mom didn't listen.  Then a nice girl took me to get weighed, but I was nervous and peed on the floor.

Then, the nice doctor came in.  She said that I am a smart dog because of my eyes.  She also said that I have the teeth of a much younger dog.  My Mom shared my secret to clean teeth:  I eat sticks.  See - even without knowing it - I have a real reason for eating sticks.  Most importantly, the doctor gave me some treats which is a sure way to win me over - even if I had to get A LOT of shots.  I even took a picture with her.  Her name is Dr. Pelletier:

See - I'm still licking my chops because I enjoyed my treats so much.

Like I always say, life is not always easy.  Some times you just have to work through these stressful situations which usually end happily, especially if you get a treat.  Hey, I wonder if Patches got a special treat for his birthday.  Well, being in my blog is a special treat - even if you can't eat it.  Plus, I'm always happy to share the limelight with my friends and my doctor.  What a generous and healthy dog I am! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

I am a very PROUD dog, too!

If you live where I live, there is A LOT of snow.  Of course, I LOVE the snow, especially when I can roll around it.  Plus, I love to smell and eat the snow.  Next time you're out in some snow, really try to experience the snow, but if you do eat some snow, make sure it's CLEAN and PERFECTLY WHITE.  I wouldn't want you to get sick from taking my excellent advice.

When my Mom lets me out, I always sniff the air and look around the neighborhood:

Don't I look so proud and fancy?

The snow really helps me get a better view of what's going on because I can stand on it, and that means I can see more.  After all, you do want to make sure all's safe in your world.

Like I always say, you need to use your sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch to experience the world.  Like they say, there's a BIG, beautiful world out there waiting for us.  You know me, I just LOVE to check things out, and you should, too.  There's always something going on - if you make sure to look in the first place.  Also, remember to stand straight and proud, just like me!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

I am such a good dog!

If I had my way, I would get to eat ALL THE TIME!  In this picture, there's a delicious sandwich on the counter, and I want to eat it A LOT, but I'm just sitting there looking at the sandwich.  Of course, I'm thinking about how much I want to stand on the counter, grab the sandwich with my mouth, and gobble it down.  However, I am such a good dog that I just sit and look:

Can you imagine how hard it is for me to sit there and watch that sandwich without eating it?  Well, it's REALLY, REALLY hard.  It takes all my might not to gobble it up.  Plus, it is A LOT of work to do the right thing - which is NOT to eat the sandwich.

Like I always say, think twice before you do anything - especially if it's something that might get you in trouble.  I don't want to get yelled at EVER so I make sure to make good choices.  It takes A LOT of practice, but it's definitely worth it.  I LOVE BEING A GOOD DOG!

Monday, February 10, 2014

How to mooch (ask) effectively

How you ask for something is very important.  Depending on who you're asking affects how you ask.

For example, my Dad gives me whatever I want.  I put my paws on the table and look at him, I get food.  I whimper or whine, I get food.  He pretty much does what I ask, and that makes my life so much easier.

Now, my Mom, she's a different story.  I have to use a different technique to get something from her.  While she's eating, I quietly rest my head on her lap so when she looks down, this is what she sees:

Look at how cute I am, and look at those big, beautiful eyes just wishing for some of her food.  How could she resist?  I don't make any noise, I just stare at her.  The amazing part is that she gets the message, and I get to lick her plate - after she puts it on the floor.

My Dad, on the other hand, holds the plate while I lick it.  He thinks it's easier for me when he holds the plate up to my face.  Here's a secret:  I could care less; just let me lick the plate already!

Like I always say, ask politely and appropriately when you want something.  If you do everything right - like me - you'll get what you want, plain and simple.  You can't go wrong when you follow my excellent advice, especially when it comes to mooching because I am THE EXPERT!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Joy of Lying on the Couch

I have a the BEST life!  That's because I get to rest on the couch.

Check me out:

When you're busy like me, you need to rest on that couch.  I make sure to find a comfortable position first.  I like to try different ways to rest.  Like they say, variety is the spice of life.

Like I always say, it's very important to get a good night's sleep. (I sleep on the couch at night, too).  If you get tired or grumpy during the day, just lay down and rest.  Then you'll feel better so you'll be happier.  I would rather be happy than tired any day.  How about you?  

More Dog Park Days!

Here's how much I LOVE the park - I even wrote a little song called Dog Park Days:

Here at the dog park, everybody knows your name

And other dogs are glad you came.

You want to be where you can see

Dog troubles are all the same.

You want to be where everybody knows your name.

Yesterday I went to the park - it was so much fun.  I got to hang out with Moe, the Dog, and Libby, the Dog.  Plus, I got to roll around in the snow and snack on some poop.  My Mom says that I'm disgusting, but how would she even know?  I bet she's never eaten poop herself.

Like I always say, every day can  be a walk in the park if you appreciate the good things in your life.  I always make the best of wherever I find myself.  I do love seeing all my dog buddies.  I even like seeing human buddies, especially if they have treats in their pockets.  Plus, everybody really does know my name at the park - I'm ONE of a kind!  That's why I have a blog.