Thursday, February 16, 2017

My New Job! (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here! I have a new job!

You may recall that I lost my previous employment last spring. I used to be a Rat Catcher! This was a great job - stimulating, fun, close to home...

You see, we used to have chickens living in our yard, and under the chickens was a Rat Town. The ratties liked to eat the chicken feed, so they were very happy living there. But the people were not so happy. So my job was to keep the rattie population under control. I ran patrols every day, dug up nests, and I caught whatever ratties I could! My record was eleven ratties in one week, and my personal best was six ratties in one day!

But then Mother Raccoon took the chickens to feed her babies, and with no chicken feed in the yard anymore all the ratties went away.

I had no more job.

As the humans will attest to, unemployment is not a good thing. I found myself bored and had lots of extra energy. So I tried self-employment for a while.

The job I found for myself was barking at the raccoons and squirrels in the Big Oak Tree! I thought this was a pretty good job, but my people were not so keen on it.

So my person helped me find a new job! Now I am employed as a Thing Finder!

My person has been helping me train for this. I'm still a novice, but I'm getting better all the time! When we go out on Walks, I find the things that the people lose. So far I have found gloves, a water bottle, a hat, a washcloth, a plastic clip, the end of an umbrella, a whole umbrella, a fork, and car keys!

Here I am finding a dish cloth!

So if you ever come walking with us and you lose your sunglasses or wallet or keys, I will find them for you! Because that is my official employment - a Thing Finder!

And it's a good thing I can do this, because my person seems to lose at least two or three objects every time we Walk. She's very clumsy. Sometimes she even loses the same thing two or three times in a row! Silly humans!

I am very happy with this job. When I come home from our Walk I am satisfied and tired, and I sleep for hours. It is good to have a job.

Do you have a job?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


This is absolutely ridiculous. I do NOT need booties.

Okay, yes, I am getting older and it is harder for me to move in the snow. And okay, yes, my paws hurt when the snow gets too cold. And okay, yes, I won't go for Walk when this happens, but instead I stand there with as many paws in the air as I can manage.

But STILL. I do NOT need booties.

(Okay, so the booties weren't that bad. I could still run and zoom and sniff, and my paws did not get cold! But do not tell the people, okay? The story is that the booties are ridiculous and completely unnecessary.)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Heaven on earth (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

Today we climbed a hill. This hill was covered with snow. On top of the hill the sun was shining warm on my fur. The breeze was blowing smells from far away. The snow was refreshing under my paws.

I have never visited Heaven, but I will go there one day. Because all good Dogs go to Heaven, you know. (Hopefully that will be a long time from now!)

When I get to Heaven I will wait for my people.

And when my people get there too, I know we will climb mountains like this one together!

In the meantime, I think I found a little bit of Heaven on Earth!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The snow came to us

Usually when we want to find Snow to play in we need to get in Car and drive for a long, long way. But not today! Today the snow came to visit us, right here at home!

This was AMAZING! It wasn't just a few tiny flakes. Nope. It snowed and snowed and snowed!

It was so incredible that I decided to break my own rule of no-playing-with-dogs-because-I-am-too-dignified. 

I played chase with Ojo!

For a very long time! We had many fun zoomies together! (But don't tell her I thought they were fun, because then she might want to do it again sometime.)

It was a winter wonderland. Even though it is supposed to be spring here. But that's okay, this almost never happens for us so it was a special thing!

Our person loved it too!

Beautiful. Can we go for another Walk today? Pretty please??

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sticks on the Beach

Today we went to the Beach!

It was the first all sunny day we have had in a very long time.
It was still very cold. The temperature of the air was just barely above freezing. But the sun was so very warm on our fur.

Ojo splashed in the water. But I did not because it was Very Cold.

Wait, what's this photo???
It must be a fake, because I do not fetch.

Maybe I just forgot and ran around with a stick. Because the sun was so nice. Yes, that must be it. Because I absolutely do not, never ever, fetch.

We could have stayed in the sun at the Beach all day! (Fetching and not-fetching.)

Oh Stick
I love to chew you
When you are wet and soggy
But also crunchy
At the Beach
On the sand
With sun on my back.
Oh Stick!


Monday, January 2, 2017

Good-bye for now, snow! (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

We are getting as much sniffing and running and rolling and bouncing in as we can, because we are leaving the snow! Again! This is sad.

Oh, and I went digging, too! There is something down there, I know it!

Good-bye, thing-in-the-snow. Good-bye, bouncing and rolling and running and zooming! Good-bye, snow fun. I hope we will come back again soon!