Friday, July 25, 2014

Meet Russell, the Puppy

I have a new friend and neighbor:  Russell, the Puppy.  Russell, the Puppy, loves to come visit me in my front yard where I am usually sitting.  I'm sitting and waiting for excitement, and Russell is sure full of energy.  Plus, he's always excited to come see me.  First, we chase each other:

Even for an older dog, I can still wrestle with the best of them.  Of course, when push comes to shove, I can always put Russell, the Puppy, in his place:

 Don't worry!  Russell, the Puppy, was fine; I would never hurt him.  I just wanted him to know who was the BOSS!  After all, I'm older and bigger.  Before I know it, Russell will be a REAL dog, and he might be bigger and stronger than me.  I have to take advantage of my strengths - while I have them.

After all our playing, Russell and I rested together:

Doesn't Russell look cute learning against me?

Like I always say, be open to having friends of all ages.  You can teach younger kids important lessons - just make sure to teach them in the right way - by being kind and respectful.  If you're older, you need to set a good example.  Even if you play a little rough, just make sure you're friends afterwards.  It's always fun to make and meet new friends.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Casey, the Dog, and his Mom Come for a Visit!

Casey, the Dog, is my neighbor, and I always like when he comes to visit because I've known him for quite a while.  I especially like when his Mom, Lisa, comes over because she gives me treats.  There's one sure way to win me over, and that way involves treats.

As you can see in the picture, I know exactly what to do to get my treat:  I sit up tall and straight, and I smile and look at the person.  In this picture, the person is Lisa - those are her feet.  For some reason, she doesn't want to have her picture in my blog, and I totally understand that since I don't want my picture in the blog either.  Of course, try telling that to my Mom - she doesn't listen to me any way.  By the way, that's Casey, the Dog; just in case you forgot.  He's always happy to come for a visit.  My Mom even gave him a squeaky toy - that's the sure way to Casey's heart; he sure loves squeaky toys.

Like I always say, the way to my heart is through my stomach so make sure to bring me treats if you ever come to visit.  I'll always be thankful, too.  Plus, you might get your picture in my blog - like Casey.  Also, if you want to make someone happy, find out that special way to their heart.  It's always a good idea to keep your family and friends happy.  Here's another way to my heart:  reading my blog.  Thanks for checking in today! 

p.s.  Thanks again to my friend, Lisa, for always giving me treats!

Monday, July 21, 2014

I am the luckiest dog!

Over the weekend, my Mom took me to a yard sale to raise money for PAWS.  PAWS is a caring and generous group who take care of homeless cats and dogs - like me - I was a PAWS dog.  When we went to the yard sale, my Mom told the people, I was a PAWS dog, and I become an instant star!

The nice lady in the blue shirt gave me a new striped collar and a beautiful new leash.  Then they gave me so much attention - which you know I LOVE!  Plus, I look all spiffy in my new collar.

Like I always say, when people are happy to see you, make sure you're happy to see them, too.  I really appreciate when people are nice to me; it makes me realize how LUCKY I am to have people who care about me.  If someone is nice to you, make sure to show/tell them how much you appreciate their kindness - it will make their day!  You make my day every time you visit my blog!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Afternoon Walks with my Mom and Kristen!

Every afternoon I go for a walk with my Mom and our friend, Kristen.  I LOVE when Kristen comes to my house because I know it means that I'm going for a walk!

Today Kristen came over, like every other day, except my Mom said, "Kristen, I have the same shirt as you!"  This is what I was thinking:

"So what!  It's time for my walk already!"

Then my Mom had to put on her shirt that was just like Kristen's shirt.  Finally, we started our walk, but things went downhill because my Mom wanted a picture.  UGH, you know how I feel about that:

Did you figure out how I felt?  I hope you guessed BORED because that's why I'm yawning.   Plus, I don't think Kristen was too happy about the picture either.  Oh, well, at least my Mom is happy.

Like I always say, if you're going for a walk, walk!  There's no need to stop and take pictures, especially since walking is such good exercise, when you're on a diet, like me.  Also, when you yawn, you should cover your mouth with your hand.  Since I only have paws, that's impossible for me so excuse me for yawning.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Favorite Walk = in the Forest

Every day my Mom takes me for a walk.  Once a week we walk with our friend, Paula, and Jasmine, the Dog.  We walk in the forest:

I LOVE the forest - there are so many animals and other dogs.  Once I even saw a deer.  These days I mostly see bugs because they like to try to bite me.  I have it under control though - if they bother me enough, I just gobble them up.  That solves the problem quickly - for me, any way.

Like I always say, take a walk every day.  If you can, walk in the forest because it's very busy, and there is A LOT to check out.  You know me, I'm always looking for something to check out, and guess what?  I usually find something exciting!  That's because I always look in the first place.  You never know what you might find.  (Just don't eat bugs, they might make you sick.)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Here we go again.....

My Mom wanted my Dad to take her picture.  Nothing is wrong with that until she decides to put me in the picture, too:

Was it necessary to put me in the picture.  Absolutely not, but since it makes my Mom happy, I just go along with the request.

Like I always say, happily do what your Mom asks you to do.  It will make her happy and you happy, too.  Why?  When my Mom is happy, I can't help but be happy.  I LOVE knowing that I can help make someone smile.  Did reading my blog make you smile?  I hope so because it makes me smile to think of you checking in on me!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Meet my new friend - Barney, the Dog

As you know, I spend as much time as possible in my front yard.  I don't want to miss anything - this includes people and/or dogs walking by my house.  Well, I have made a new friend, and his name is Barney, the Dog:

First, Barney let me check him out since this was the first time we met.  Then I let Barney check me out:

I really LOVE meeting and making new friends!

Like I always say, it's always a good idea to meet and greet new friends.  If you're nice to others, they'll usually be nice to you, too.  Everyone wants to be treated kindly.  Wouldn't it be amazing if everyone was nice to each other?  I hope you'll be my friend by remembering to read my blog.  Thanks for being my friend!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I LOVE going for a ride in the car!

When my Mom says, "Come along," I am right there because I just LOVE to go on any and all adventures.  Going for a ride in the car is an extra special treat, especially when I get to stick my head out the window and feel the wind on my face.  Plus, I get to see all kinds of dogs as we drive along.

Like I always say, enjoy your time in the car.  Looking out the window is so much fun and so interesting.  I just LOVE going for an adventure!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Good News and Bad News at the Vet

Well, my Mom took me to the vet to have my ear checked - thanks to Janet, the Groomer.  I get very nervous when I go to the vet.  All I want to do is get out as fast as possible so I sit at the door and hope that I can go home:

Then the nice nurse, Amanda, came in to weigh me.  She tried so hard to make me happy:

You know me, I LOVE attention.  After Amanda, the nurse, weighed me, my Mom had to embarrass me by asking if I peed on the floor again like I did the last time.  I DIDN'T THIS TIME!  Why does my Mom have to ask these questions?   UGH, I don't like when she asks embarrassing questions.

After that, Dr. Pelletier came in to check my ears:

Here's the good news:  I didn't have an ear infection!

Here's the bad news:  I gained 6 pounds in 6 months.  Now I have to be on a diet.  This is totally NOT fair.  I LOVE TO EAT A LOT!  My Dad, who gives me most of my treats, says that it's not his fault.  Well, it's not my fault that he always gives me some of his food when I mooch.  I'm only taking advantage of his good nature - I LOVE when he shares his food with me.  That's why I always mooch from him.

Like I always say, life has its ups and downs.  Make sure to eat the right amount of food so you don't have to be on a diet like me.  I hope I can lose this weight fast so I can start having MORE treats - I do love and need my treats.  Of course, I'll still be mooching off my Dad.  It doesn't hurt to try any way.