Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fast moving people, balls of snow, and toilet paper tubes

Today I got to play behind out house in the snow with Momma B, my littlest person and man-who-plays. The people had funny things that they sat on and then went very fast down the hill. I ran along beside them. This was fun! It's not often that the people can keep up with my fast legs!

Also many balls of snow came out of the sky for me to chase. I love the snow!

Now we are inside where it is warm. I found a toilet paper tube in the recycling so I took it to my spot on the stairs for chewing.

The best part of all is that Momma C came back last night. I got to cuddle with her this morning in the place where the people sleep. She is no longer missing and I am very relieved. Welcome home Momma C!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sunny Spot


Not Sniffing Day

Today is Friday but it is not Sniffing Day. Leader says the wind is too strong and we will get confused.

This morning I went to the park with my person. Then later we picked up woman-who-visits-lots-and-walks-in-forest. We went together to Mt. Doug. There was much snow under the trees, and many interesting smells to dig up. I enjoyed this very much.

Here is a puppy I met this morning. His name is Kona. He knew my person and snuggled up to her for petting. How does my person know all these puppies?

Kona is very big but he is also polite. We had a fun chase game in the snow.

Time for a snow-eating break!

Here are more friends. Excuse me, but the rest of us are sniffing the ground under the snow. What are you sniffing little one?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Big cold wind

Today Nature made a big cold wind.

Today was also a different sort of day. First thing in the morning I played outside with my person. She threw balls made of snow for me to chase. Then all the people left and I had to stay behind. But at least I had a very large, very smelly, very tasty bone.

After a while man-who-plays came home. We had a short walk but I didn't get to run and play at all, just sniff things. Then he left again and I went back to my bone. The cat named Jericho pooed on the place where my people sleep. She is mad because her person is missing. I poked it with my nose but I decided not to help clean it up.

Finally everyone came home. Well, by everyone I mean Momma B, my littlest person and man-who-plays. Momma C has been missing for a few days. I wonder where she is?

Man-who-plays was making yummy smells in the kitchen, and so my person took me to the park.

The places where we had to walk to get to the park were covered in slippery ice. Also there is something else on the ground that stings my toes. Momma B tells me this is salt.

At the park it was very cold. There was lots of snow. The big wind that Nature was making had blown the snow all over the place. In some spots it was deeper than my chest. In other spots I could see the grass.

At the park I played and ran and sniffed. I am glad I have thick fur.

Some friends came. We played chase in the snow. This was very much fun.

Then it was time to go home. I didn't mind. Even though my fur is thick and warm, the wind was still making me cold.

After dinner everyone left me again. I cleaned out the rest of my bone. I didn't mind resting after all of that running and playing in the snow.

Now everyone is home again, except for Momma C who is still missing. I am going to go have a nap in my bed by the thing that makes heat.

I wonder what tomorrow is going to be like?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Snow keeps coming

The snow keeps coming and coming. Now it is windy too. I need to squinch my eyes when I'm outside because the wind blows snow into them. The snow is up to my chest in some places. I need to either be like a plow or be like a deer and bounce. I don't mind. I love running in the snow.

Momma B, what do you mean by "snow beard"?

Snow Day

Yawn... Good morning world.
Excuse me...
What is happening here?
This is not what I expected to see when I went out for my morning pee.

I thought Nature had decided it was time for spring. What about all our little flowers poking their heads up?

You know what this means, don't you?

Snow day!!

Snow balls and biting snow shovels and sniffing under the snow.
And my favourite game...

Yay for snow day!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I get you, ball!

I found this. Again. Treat please.

Last night I got two bones. First my person gave me one. Then I made a sad face for man-who-plays, and he gave me one too. I love bones. I am still finishing the second one today.

Today was Dallas Road day. First I found a friend to run with. This friend's name is Simon. But he's not Simon-who-Tracks-whose-person-is-Trainer. This is a different Simon.

Then my person found something fun. It was very stinky and muddy. It rolled and bounced when my person kicked it.

Here I am carrying the stinky, muddy ball. I didn't like this ball in my mouth very much because it was too muddy. But I liked to carry it a bit. And if I happened to carry it near my person and drop it by her feet, this is just a coincidence. Remember - I do not fetch.

I had lots of fun with Ball today.

Rawr! I get you, ball!!

Yay fun!

Friday, February 18, 2011

You dropped this

Today was Sniffing Day! We haven't had a real Sniffing Day in a long time.

But first I went into the forest with my person for a walk. Well, my person walked. I ran and jumped and sniffed and ran. My person was worried that it was supposed to be rain-snow-wind-cold today, but it was not. It was a perfect day.

Then it was time to work. Sniffing started off a bit hard. The person I was supposed to find had walked on something my person called "boardwalk". This was hard and slippery and made out of wood. The wind had pushed most of the smell somewhere else.

Also for some reason I was having a hard time concentrating. I really wanted to work, but I just couldn't.

Then four loud, fast, bouncing dogs came. My person called them "sheltie". The people had me sit off the track while these loud dogs went past with their people. My person pet my fur softly. When they were finally gone Leader gave me the smell again and I was asked to get back to work.

I did... But I was still having a hard time concentrating for some reason.

And then I found a good spot.
I peed.

Then I could concentrate.

I moved fast and I found the missing person. He was pleased to see me and gave me food. Then my person played with me with a stick. Then all the people said how clever I was and made happy noises. I made a happy dance. I am very clever.

There is another game my person likes to play right now. She dropped this thing. I found it. Treat please.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My bed

I told you I like my bed better like this. Why do you keep putting it back together again?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bed rearrangement

I rearranged my bed. I think it's much better this way, don't you?

PS People, I think it's time to sweep the floor here!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Typical Sunday

Nature made sun today. I went with my person to Dallas Road. My silly person kept dropping things on the ground and asking me to find them. Seriously? Can't we just enjoy the sun and fresh air Momma B??

Wait - why are there two of me?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Beaches, forests and how my person keeps leaving me

Today I went several places.

Our first stop was Dallas Road Beach.

We didn't stay there for very long.

We made some stops where I had to stay in the car and my person got out and did... something. And then she came back again.

Then we went to the Sniffing Forest. I had fun running and exploring and climbing.

Look at me! I climbed up high.

Then my person asked me to go back into the car and then she shut the door and then she left.

Usually I am okay with this, but today I was not. I felt sad and worried. I made lots of whining and yelping noises. She didn't hear me, so I made them louder. Finally (it felt like a long time to me, although my person said it was "only two minutes"), she came back.

Molly and her person came, and then Simon and his person came, and then Sniff Leader was there too. I got to come out of the car first and do a Sniffing exercise with my person. My silly person kept dropping things and I had to find them. Can people really not see or smell that well?

Then my person put me back into the car and left. Once again I felt very worried. Maybe the weather was funny, or maybe she left me last week for a long time with Raven's people, or maybe it was something else. I'm not sure, but I was very, very worried. I made lots of yelps and whines, and when she didn't come back I made them louder and louder and louder...

Finally she did come back and she let me out. I was still feeling very stressed and worried, and whines kept coming out of my mouth even when we were outside together. Momma B, why do you keep leaving me???

I was asked to find dropped things again, but I couldn't concentrate. I was too worried. And then I had to go back in the car AGAIN! Oh no!

Things kept getting worse and worse and I couldn't focus and it was overwhelming and I felt worried and I felt stressed and I didn't know what I was supposed to do and things were confusing and I was overwhelmed and I was worried and... whew.

Today was not a good Sniffing Day.

My person tells me that Simon and Molly had troubles today too. Maybe it is how heavy the air feels. Nature is about to change the weather to rain and I can feel it. Perhaps that is the trouble.

I was glad when we were finished and it was time to go home. Now I am going to go to sleep until the rain starts.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Terrible, horrible, no good, very bad...

... bath.

Katie spent much time today admiring my smell. Now I smell like yucky doggy shampoo. Oh Momma B, why did you do this to me?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Fussy people

I am home.

I had fun with Raven and her people. I think I would like to be with Raven forever. We have a new game. I pick up a ball and run away and Raven chases me. Then I give the ball to Raven and she gets to hold it and run and I get to chase. Then it's my turn again. We like this game. We play this game with a stick also.

I wish my people and Raven's people lived together so I could be with Raven all the time.

This afternoon I was happy to see my people, but sad to leave Raven.

When my people came I had to squish in the truck on the floor between Momma B's legs. Why is there no space for me?

My people say I smell yucky. I found something wonderful to roll in earlier today. Why don't they like it?

Also, the dinner that I ate tonight came back out of my mouth into my bed. For some reason my people took it away. I'm not sure why. It was perfectly fine. And now I'm hungry.

People are so fussy.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hot little person and Raven surprise

The past few days have been different. My littlest person has been sick. She feels hot when I poke her with my nose. And she spends most of her time in bed.

Yesterday I stayed at home to watch over her with Momma C. I know this was an important job for us, but it was also very boring. The best part was when Momma B came home. She put me in the car and we drove to a field with other dogs. The other dogs were all too big for me, but I got to run by myself and sniff lots of new things.

After that we drove to another place. Momma B took me inside a building. My nose told me that she spends a lot of time in this building. I found the place where she sits. And then after that I found places where lots of other people sit too. It was dark and we were the only ones there. I found some crumbs to lick, and many interesting people smells.

This morning my littlest person is still hot under my nose. She sleeps a lot. Today Momma B is at home watching over her. I have been poking my nose on Momma B - aren't we going to do anything fun today? After all, the littlest person is just in bed. Can't we leave her there and go out to play?

But wait a minute. Who is that coming in our gate. I had better go bark!

Wait! I know those people! I like those people very much! Come Pet me Greet me Play with me! Yay!

And even better! They now bring Raven! Hi Raven! Hi hi hi hi hi hi hi!

I play with Raven. She chases a ball outside my house. I chase Raven. This is great!! I am so happy to see Raven!

Raven and her people are going now. They have my crate-den with them. I am going with them. Bye!