Wednesday, December 24, 2014

All we need on Christmas Eve

Santa is coming tonight. But Ojo and I have decided that even though there is no snow, we already have everything we need for Christmas...

... our people.

(And a nice, long walk.)

How are you celebrating Christmas Eve?

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Was that naughty? (by Ojo)

Was that a Naughty thing I did?

Is Santa not going to come for me any more?

What about this? I was only trying to help!

Oh Santa, I promise to be Good from now on, if only you will still come for me! I love you, Santa! Please bring me a bone! And a toy! And a couch of my own!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Saturday Selfie

So I stand here... And I look at your little black thingy... And I press this button...

And this is a selfie?

Wow! Look everyone, I took a selfie! I am very clever, no?

(Too bad my person is hanging out in the background...)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Stinky rabbit farts, and a scarf (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

The people say I have stinky rabbit farts. This is because I ate a stinky rabbit.

So then they put this scarf on me. People are weird.
(But doesn't it look fabulous with my fur?)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

What beach?

Oh Beach
Where have you gone?

Where there is usually sand for running on,
Now there is deep, cold water.

Where there are usually critters and seaweed to sniff,
Now there are logs.

Where there is usually much room for playing and sniffing,
Now there is none.

We sit on a log
And we wonder
What does "super high winter tide" mean?

And when are you coming back,
Oh Beach?

Monday, December 8, 2014

My Christmas wish this year

You know, I am six and a half years old now. I have seen a lot of the world go by. I have eaten much bacon, ran down many trails, and sniffed many smells.

And as I look around at the world, I realize I am a lucky Dog. I have a warm home. I have people who love me and keep me healthy and try to listen to me. I have learned manners, and tricks, and agility, and treibball. I can nap in whatever warm, comfy spot I wish.

But not all Dogs have this. Some do not have people. Some do have people, but the people are not always as caring. Some Dogs get hurt. Some Dogs get scared. Some Dogs are hungry or lonely or cold.

My person heard recently about a Dog who has a home, but her people don't really like her. She has to stay in the car all day so that she does not get in the way of her family. At night she stays in the laundry room. They do not really want her, but her people will not find her a new home either.

So I am sending out a prayer to all Dogs.

May you all have full bellies and warm places to sleep. May you all have people who love you and respect you and treat you with kindness. May you all be free from pain and loneliness and suffering. May you be given exercise, and taken exciting places to sniff, and be provided with good things to chew and stimulating activities to do each day.

And may you all have bacon, at least once and a while.

That is my Christmas wish this year.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Hard cold puddles (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

Something happened to our drinking puddles this week!

They became crunchy... And cold!

Are you having problems with your puddles too?

Friday, December 5, 2014

I have to be GOOD??? (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

Something terrible! Christmas is coming!

No, wait, that's not the terrible part. Christmas is happy and means things like family and turkey!

The terrible part is that now need to be Good! If I am not Good, Santa will not come leave me a bone or toys or treats! And I want a bone and toys and treats!

But being Good is so very hard!!

(What the heck are these glowing things, by the way??)

My littlest person took these photos. So she is being Good. (Aren't they pawesome? She is a great photographer!)

But I'm having a much harder time being Good!

Help me out, friends. Here is my list from today:

  • I sat on top of the mountain in the cold while our person pointed her Big Black Eye at us over and over and over again. I was very patient. Pretty Good, right?
  • I wanted to go out the door but Cobi was in the way so I pushed under her body and then she fell into the water. Oops, not so Good. (And Cobi has already told Santa I am sure!)
  • I went straight from the car to the back gate without stopping to chase squirrels. This is Good!
  • I chased Jack the Cat and jumped on his head. Not Good.
  • I waited for my breakfast until the people said "Okay!". Good.
  • I drooled all over the floor while waiting. Not Good.
What can I do? How can I be better? How are you Good so that Santa will come??

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Winter Sun

The winter sun feels nice on our furs.

Do you have Winter Sun where you are? Or Winter Rain? Winter Snow? Is it even Winter at all? (Nature is so crazy to be different for all our friends!)

We wish you some warm, soft Winter Sun!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

...But We'd Rather be Playing

Nature has been making Cold and Sun. There is the littlest bit of snow on the ground (in the shady places), and also much frost and many ice crystals. Our walks have been very slippery.

Today we climbed to the top of the world. There was a cold wind that brought many smells from far away.

Our person had cheese and garlic sausage. She asked us to do "pose" for her Big Black Eye. We did, because we are Good Dogs. But really, we'd rather be playing.