Thursday, July 28, 2016

Defending my cousin, Sparty the Puppy!

You know how much I LOVE sitting out front in the yard.  I have regular visits from several dogs and people.  I make sure that they stop by and say hello.  If I'm super lucky, the person brings me a treat! 

Well, when Sparty the Puppy was sleeping over, Trooper the Doberman stopped by.  You might remember that Trooper needs to wear a coat in the winter - poor dog - he can't even roll around in the snow.  You know how I feel about dogs wearing clothes anyway - UGH!

When Trooper stopped by, we were having a fine visit until he decided to JUMP on my cousin, Sparty.  Well, that was it - I stepped right in and put an end to that:

I started HOWLING!  That put an end to that - I'm not going to let anyone hurt my cousin - after all, he's only a puppy!  It's my job to keep my family safe, and I'm ready to step in whenever I'm needed!  As you can see in the picture, Trooper the Doberman stopped RIGHT AWAY.  Dogs listen when Gabi the Dog howls - as they should!

Like I always say, if someone is hurting your family or your friend, speak up.  Sometimes you need to defend the dog who might get hurt.  I bet Sparty the Puppy was glad that I helped him.  No one wants to get hurt after all!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Meet my new cousin: Sparty, the Puppy!

Well, here is some very exciting news - Sparty the Puppy came to live with me at my house.  That's right - he came for my morning walk, he ate at my house, he sat with me out front and in the backyard, and he slept over.  Check us out:

As you can see, Sparty the Puppy is no ordinary puppy - he's as BIG as me!  He thought he was going to play with me all day - I set him straight right away!  Sitting out front is part of my job - I need to pay attention ALL the time.  Plus, people come to visit and give me treats, and I can't miss out on that.  The good part was that Sparty was a good student - I showed him how to sit out front, and he did it just right.

The first night he slept over, he jumped over his fence from the mudroom and ran straight into my Mom's room.  Guess what?  I was sleeping in my Mom's room already so Sparty and I jumped all over my Mom while she was in bed.  We licked her face and made her bring us for our walk bright and early.

Oh, Sparty thought he was going to jump on me while we walked.  I set him straight on that right away, too.  My morning walk is serious business.  I need to watch for bunnies!  I can't have a puppy trying to play with me while I'm walking!

Like I always say, when you're the older dog, you need to teach the younger dogs or puppies how to behave.  I want to be a good dog.  I LOVE when my family says that I'm good.  That means that I need to set a good example.  I made sure to help Sparty so he could learn to be a good dog - just like me!  Make sure you're good today, too!