Sunday, August 20, 2017

Last days of summer

Dear friends,

We have had a very busy summer. Our summer has included Walks in the HOT, chasing flies, sleeping in the sun, refusing to go into our crate-dens at night because of the HOT, rolling in the nice scratchy grass, and eating many berries and a very little bit of ice cream.

What has your summer had in it?

At night, Nature is starting to make cool breezes again. But in the day, it is still HOT!

We are enjoying our last few weeks of summer.

What are YOU up to?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

It's up there! (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

There is a RACCOON up in the oak tree!

Look up! Waaay up!

Don't you see it? You don't? Silly human! Use your NOSE! It's up there!

I wish I could climb!

Sigh. Why won't it come down so I can chase it??

Friday, July 7, 2017

I swim!

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

I went swimming! And Stick came with me!

Cobi does not like to swim, just like she does not like to fetch. She watches.

Throw the stick! Throw the stick! Throw the stick!

It feels so nice to swim on a hot day! Do you swim?

Monday, July 3, 2017

Uplands Park is back!

We went to Uplands Park!

We have not been to this park forever and ever. This is because the birds were making babies, and apparently Some Dogs are very disruptive to this.

Not me. I am a Good Dog! But Ojo? She would be very disruptive. She is very bad, you know. She bounces through the bushes. She chases the birds. (And the bunnies, too.) So it is her fault that we have not been to this park forever and ever, I am sure of it!

Last time we were here everything was green and very wet. Now it is all brown and dry!

Also, Momma C came too! I love Momma C.

Hurray for Uplands Park! Can we visit again soon??

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

No bunnies

Today was a sad day. There were many bunnies, but none of them jumped into my mouth. They all hopped away. Sigh.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

I am NINE!

I am nine years old! My person forgot to post this on my birthday. I guess she is getting old too. For my birthday we climbed a mountain! (I love to climb. But I don't love going down as much.) 

I am awesome, because I can still climb high even though I am old and wise and NINE!

(It takes all four paws, both my ears, both my eyes, and my tail to count to nine! That is a lot!)

I am very wise now. You should listen to me when I give advice!

Here I am with my person on top of the world on my birthday.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ojo is damaged

Ojo has damaged herself. She has done something to her leg which makes her hop on three feet and then lie down. She is sad because this means no big fun walk today. I am sticking very close. I will take care of you, Ojo!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Damaged person

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

My littlest person (who is actually very tall now) has damaged herself! I help by standing in front her when she's on crutches, and by getting as close as I can when she's doing homework. I am sure I am helping her get better faster!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Oh happy day!

Today has been fabulous!

First of all the sun came out. Then Car stopped at Beach. It was the big beach that we haven't been to visit for months and months and months! And then our Balls came out to play!

And we got to chase the Hose when we got home to get the salt and sand off of us. I love chasing hose!

And also there were pancakes! Mmmm, pancakes.

And Balls. Did I mention Balls? On the Beach? In the sun?

This is Ojo's mad face, because the Ball wasn't being thrown fast enough. But even her mad face looks kind of happy today!

Ojo says, "Won't you make the Ball fly again? Please?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Yesterday and today

Yesterday Nature was making sun! I lay in the sunshine. It was very nice.

Today Nature made rain.

I would like to go back to Yesterday, please!

Saturday, April 1, 2017


We went to visit the snow! Since Spring really isn't coming, we decided to go back to full-on winter. Cold and snow are much better than cold and rain, right?

Here are some photos of us looking majestic. Aren't we spectacular? 
I guess the scenery is okay too.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

I think I found Spring

I think I found Spring. Finally. Now if only Sunshine would come too.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The weather is BROKEN! (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

The weather is BROKEN! There is snow! On our Beach! In March!

To show you how incorrect this is, here is proof from previous years.

Last year, in early March 2016, it looked like this:

On this very same day in March 2015 it looked like this:

And in early March 2014 I was doing this in the warm sunshine:

Before that I lived in Alabama so I don't know what the weather did here, but Cobi tells me that for her whole long life (almost nine years!), early March has always been full of flowers and warmer sunshine and hanging out in the grass.

Not this year! The weather is BROKEN! There is no hanging out in the grass for us! There is no warm sunshine for us! No, there is just more SNOW!

And do not get me wrong, I love snow, but it is time for Spring, don't you think?

Monday, March 6, 2017

What are you doing?

Why are you pointing that thing at me? Point that camera-thing elsewhere!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Spring is over there somewhere! (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

Spring is coming! Sometime! I know it! It's over there... somewhere!
(Please come soon, Spring!)

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??