Thursday, October 30, 2014

I hate Halloween!

Tomorrow is Halloween. I HATE Halloween! It is full of witches and monsters and scary things! Little people knocking on our door all night and startling me out of a good nap! Fire crackers going Bang outside!

I hate Halloween! It is very scary and upsetting! I am just going to hide behind my person.

Is it over yet???

Monday, October 27, 2014

Oh Soft-Crate-Den, How Do I Love Thee? (by Ojo)

Oh Soft Crate Den, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways!

I love the treats that fall when I run inside your mesh door!
I love the treats that fall when I stay inside you, lying down on your black mat!
I love the treats that fall when I don't come out, even when exciting things are happening around us!

I hear that we are going to go to class together. I hear that I will need to stay inside you, safe and sound, while I wait for my turn to come out to work. I hear that you will be my travelling companion, and that we will do many fun things together.

I hope the treats keep falling! Because I am falling in love with you, oh Soft Crate Den! This is a wonderful place to be!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Wet Grass Woes

Friends, Nature has started making rain. And rain makes the grass wet. 

I hate wet grass. (Do you hate wet grass too? It doesn't bother Ojo at all, but then we all know she's weird.)

The other night I went outside to pee because it was time for our long sleep in our crate-dens. But I could not pee because the grass was very wet and my paws do not like the wet grass. Usually, since my person stays inside, I sneak into the garden and pee on the dirt. Or sometimes I sneak around the side of the house and pee on the concrete.

But somehow my person caught on to me, and so that night she stood outside, watching. She told me "no cobi" when I went to pee in the garden. She told me "no cobi" when I went to pee on the leaves on the concrete. 

She wanted me to pee in the grass. 

This was very mean! I did not know what to do!

But then - RACCOON!!! It was in the big tree across the yard! I forgot all about the wet grass and ran to the tree!! Bark bark bark!!!

The raccoon got away, but now I was on the other side of the yard. At first this was okay, because there was dirt there, under our big oak tree, And so I peed. Ahh, much better.

But then. It was horrible. I was STUCK! There was no way back except across the wet grass!

I got stuck there for many minutes. My person called. She coaxed. She brought out treats. But I could not come because there was a whole stretch of wet grass between us!

Finally she put on shoes, and a coat, and she walked across the wet grass. She picked me up and carried me back to the dry deck. She muttered many things that sounded like "dumb dog", but I'm sure she would not say this about me. Would she? 

Anyways, this was much better, and a big relief. I do not know how I would have gotten back otherwise. And I think I should have this service all the time, don't you?

Sigh. What do you do about the wet grass?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

My tongue has freckles!

Hi friends! Did you know that my tongue has freckles???

After my post yesterday I feel I need to clear this up. No, I was not eating dirt! Or anything else slimy! (Okay, maybe I was eating some seaweed, but that's not what made my tongue black!)

Look closely at my lovely tongue! No, that is not dirt! It is a big black tongue-freckle! I have them all over my tongue, but you can only see the ones at the back when I am really panting.

Isn't that the coolest? Many Northern Dogs have tongue-freckles, and of course the Chow Dog has a totally black tongue. I had a brother-litter-mate who looked Chow, but I also do look like a Northern Dog, do I not? With my lovely thick coat, and my beautiful curly tail? And my tongue-freckles!

Do any of you have freckles on your tongue?

Monday, October 20, 2014

On top of the world! (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

Today we climbed to the top of the world!

Up in the sky I was connected to everyone down below.
In the clouds I could feel all our friends who have walked the rainbow bridge before us.
Behind me was my person, and my packmate Cobi.

I was connected to the universe, and everything in it.

We are all part of the same world, did you know that? You and me, and all the Dogs and Cats and People, and all the other animals, and all the plants too. How amazing!