Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Winter sunshine

I sit
Upon the rock
With moss and grass and happy dirt

My fur
Warmed by winter sunshine.

I listen
To winter birds
In branches bare in crooked trees

My fur
Warmed by winter sunshine.

Ojo sits
Watches, listens
Her fur warmed also by winter sunshine.

I sit.
Beautiful pose
Waiting for cheese
My fur 
Warmed by winter sunshine.

Saturday, December 1, 2018


These things appeared in our house. They are full of lights. And smells from long, long ago.

These are more signs that Santa will be coming. I am working extra hard to be Good.

Wait, does this mean I can no longer sneak on the people's Bed for a winter nap?

Ojo is also trying very hard to be Good. She is either very, very Good, or very, very Bad. For Ojo there is no in between.

Me, I'm just kind of Good most of the time.

Are lights appearing in your house too?

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Our stockings! (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

Something very exciting happened! Our stockings came out!

This means that Santa is coming! He is coming in exactly one month! He will fill our stockings with treats and toys! And look how much bigger my stocking is than Cobi's! I will get MORE treats and MORE toys!

But this is also very worrisome. I have not been entirely Good recently.

You see, I chased the Neighbor Cat. I keep sneaking onto the people's bed for a warm winter nap. I barked at the tree the other night, for ever and ever. And I rolled in something stinky.

Does this mean Santa will not come for me? I am worried about this.

Cobi is very wise. (She is much, much older than me, you know. Even though I'm the one with the white face now. Cobi is still the Old Dog around here!) And she has had her stocking for many, many years. And she tells me that Santa always fills it.

I hope this is true. Sometimes I am very Good! But sometimes I am also very Bad. I hope Santa remembers how Good I am too!

Do I not look Very Good today?

Monday, October 29, 2018

Our forest

Leaves under paws
Smell of rotting wood
Wet soil
And wood smoke

Sniff closer -
A squirrel ran here
A deer, last night
Two Dogs, and their people

Speckles of sunshine on our fur
Wind in trees
Crow song
And a frog
Why do we hear a frog?

Belly down
Cool and soothing
Moist ground under fur

Our person holds up cheese
Says, look over here, please

We lie still
We eat cheese
We stand again
Walk continues

In our forest.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Happy fall days! (We are not lost!) (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

We are not lost! Our person, who helps us make the keyboard go, has been very busy. And in a different country. Two different countries. And has damaged her foot.

But we are good! And we are here! And our Fall has been great so far!

Tomorrow the rains start. But up to today we have had fog and sunshine! And more fog, and more sunshine! It has been glorious!

(Cobi, your butt is in my running-in-fall-sunshine picture!)

Here is my Fall Portrait!

I am going very silver. My person calls me Silver Toes these days. That is okay. She can call me anything as long as she's not calling me late for dinner!

Here is Cobi's Fall Portrait!

So as you can see we are very well!

We hope you all are well too! And that Fall has been good to all of you! Big wags to you all!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The sun is sleeping in! (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

The sun is sleeping in longer and longer! When we went for Walk this morning the sun was barely awake!

The cooler air this morning was fabulous! The gentle sun on my fur felt so cozy! The dew in the grass held so many interesting smells!

And my breath made fog in the air!

It was a very good morning!

Cobi wants to know if the sun is sleeping in more where you are too?

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Fall means fog (and rain)

The rains have started. This is very good. Nature is taking a deep breath and all the plants are sighing with relief. Also all of the smells are so strong after rain, so sniffing is very interesting right now.

This morning we climbed to the Top of the World. But the world was GONE!

We could still smell it, but we could not see it. This was because of the fog.

But this was okay, because the fog meant no hot sun. It meant very interesting smells lingering in the wetness of the air. It meant a cooler morning so we had more energy for zoomies.

And it was not raining. So we were all very happy. Because even though rain is good right now, we still do not like walking in it.

Hurray for foggy Fall mornings!

Is Fall happening where you are?