Friday, December 25, 2020

And to all a good night

 The wrapping is the best part, don't you think? Merry Christmas, friends!

Friday, December 18, 2020

A long winter's nap

Hi friends! Ojo here! 

I had a long winter's nap with Ball and Santa Ball! They gave me good dreams.

Also I very much want to chew the feet off Santa Ball. But my person says I should not and makes me stop. Because it's Santa Ball. What is wrong with chewing the feet off Santa Ball?

Thursday, December 10, 2020


 Hi friends! Ojo here! We Dogs have the best noses and tongues, don't you think?

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Christmas is coming

Hi friends! Ojo here! 

I hear that Christmas is coming. I have been mostly good. Mostly. But not entirely good. Do you think mostly good is good enough for Santa to come for me?

Thursday, December 3, 2020

I like snow

 Hi friends! Ojo here! 

We have been having lots of rain. But we have also had snow! Snow is much more fun than rain.

I like snow a lot. I hope we have more snow and less rain. 

Do you like the snow too?

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Mowgli's big adventure

Hi friends! Ojo here! 

This is Mowgli. We found him on our Walk. He and I played! But his person was missing.

He had his tag on his collar so my person looked at it and then she got on the phone. The person on the other end of the phone said, "Oh yes Mowgli is our Dog and we've been looking for him everywhere he slipped out the gate from our house a few hours ago. He's in the forest you say? We'll come right away to get him." Or something like that, I couldn't hear very well since it was on the phone.

We waited with Mowgli. My person shared my cheese to help him make good choices around other Dogs that went past while we were waiting. Friends, Mowgli was a bit young and very enthusiastic. Maybe a bit too enthusiastic sometimes. But he decided to be a perfect gentledog and and listened very well when there was cheese involved. I wasn't sure about sharing my cheese, but I got just as much as Mowgli did so I guess it was okay.

After a while Mowgli's person came zooming up on a bicycle. It took fifteen minutes on a Very Fast Bicycle to get from Mowgli's house to us in the forest. That's a long way! 

Mowgli's person said, "Thank you very much." Then we said good-bye and Mowgli and his person zoomed off together.

The moral of this story is: If you're going to have a grand adventure, make sure you go somewhere fun like the forest where there are other Dogs and people with cheese. And wear your collar and tags so your people can find you again!

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Walk in a winter wonderland

Hi friends! Ojo here! 

I went walking in a winter wonderland! My person says there's a song about that!

Also I went rolling in the winter wonderland. Is there a song for that too? There should be!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

I am a teacher!

 Hi friends! Ojo here!

Some of you may already know that for work my person helps people teach their Dogs to be awesome. Just like me! Because the people have to stay away from each other right now my person is teaching on the computer. And I help! 

The Dog on the computer is ME! Here I am teaching how to do the leash walking position. You can't see my person because she's not black like I am, but she is beside me working as my assistant. 

Do you see how closely this young one is watching me? Her name is Bonnie and she is sixteen weeks old. I am sure she is going to grow up to be a Very Good Dog, just like ME!

Friday, November 13, 2020

Am I getting OLD???

 Hi friends! Ojo here!

Today I went bouncing in the snow! 

But when we got back after Walk my hip was sore. Am I getting OLD???

I can't keep track, but the people say I am probably about eight years old. They are not exactly sure because I was already full-sized when I came to live with them. But I'm somewhere around eight. That's not Old, is it??? Surely I have lots of bouncing left in me!

This afternoon the people gave me a little white something in cottage cheese. It tasted funny, but I ate it anyways because it was in cottage cheese. I love cottage cheese! 

A little while later my hip felt better. Surely I am not Old. Surely I can bounce more tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Also it is Fall

While winter has started at little-house-on-the-mountain, down in the valley below it is Fall! I think I am lucky, I get to play in both Winter and Fall on the same day!

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Time with my youngest person

 Hi friends! Ojo here! When I was in big-house-in-the-city last month I got to spend lots of time with my youngest person. This was very happy! We did many things together, including hanging out, snacking, and playing chase! We also climbed a mountain. Don't we look beautiful together? 

I love my youngest person!

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Then there was snow!

 Hi friends! Ojo here! 

When we woke up this morning, something wonderous had happened - SNOW!

We have not blogged in a very long time. You may have wondered where we went. One of my people had an accident. Her body got a little bit banged up. We spent a whole month in big-house-in-the-city to help her get better. 

I liked this very much! Not the part about my person getting hurt, but the part about being around all the people and Dogs. So many people! So many Dogs! I also liked the part where I got to spend time in my yard. I also liked the part where I got to sleep on the bed with my person to help her get better.

Now my person is mostly mended and we are back up in little-house-on-the-mountain. I miss all the people. But we got SNOW!

I ran! I zoomed! I rolled! I sniffed! It was very much fun! 

But also I am missing Cobi today. Snow was Cobi's favourite. I will play extra hard today, just for her. 

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Throwback Thursday to when I needed eyebrows

Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Once upon a time my face was very black! My littlest person made me eyebrows. Weren't they awesome?!?

Now my face has made its own eyebrows! I do not need stick on ones anymore! You see, I have lovely eyebrows of my own!

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Blueberries and hot at the top of the world!

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

We climbed to the top of the world! It was HOT!

And there were blueberries! Growing everywhere! I ate and ate and ate blueberries, right off the bushes! Then my poop was black like bear poop. Can we find more blueberries today please?

Saturday, August 22, 2020

A happy picture of ME (even though things aren't very happy)

Hi friends, Ojo here.

The people told me to post a the most happy picture of ME that I could find. Here it is.

This picture was from our Walk today. I am happy on Walks. I love Walks!

But the rest of the time I am not as happy. Things are Not Right.

Cobi is gone and I am sad and I am lonely. I have no one to follow around. I have no one to sleep beside. I have no one to do zoomies with in the mornings.

The people know I am sad. They are trying very hard to make things a little better. I get bonus yummies on my dinner. I get extra treats. I get a Kong every night. We're going on extra-long Walks and exploring new places. I even get bonus Walks because I feel most happy on Walks. And I get lots and lots and lots of petting and cuddles.

But things are Not Right. Without Cobi picking the spots I have a hard time deciding where to curl up to nap. Sometimes I even decide to try napping in different places like the middle of the hallway. I don't feel very enthusiastic these days. I don't really want to play. I mostly just watch my people with sad eyes.

I know where Cobi has gone. I was there with my people watching over her when she lay down to sleep in the grass and crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. And I know she still comes on Walks with us sometimes. I can feel her with us. I know she watches over me.

But I still miss her and I feel sad.

Monday, August 10, 2020

I am getting ready

Dear friends,

I am getting ready to walk over the rainbow bridge. My body is tired and my tummy feels yucky most of the time. I do not like to eat very much anymore. Not even popcorn.

I am still going on Walks and my people are going very slow when I want to go slow. Sometimes I go faster to sniff something interesting. And I like to sniff the Bad Squirrels that are living under our house. But mostly I just want to sleep.

The people have tried many medicines for me. At first the medicines helped, but now I still feel yucky. Even the new medicines aren't helping, and I don't want to swallow them anymore. My body is very wobbly and my fur has patches where it doesn't grow anymore.

I have had a very good life, but soon it will be time to go. I am twelve years old. I have done agility and nosework and search-and-rescue tracking and treibball and canine freestyle. I get Walks or hikes every day. I have had many adventures in the forest, on mountain tops, at the beach and in the snow. I always come when called, even now. I know how to do many tricks.

And I am tired.

Please do not be sad, friends. I am happy. Right now I am spending time with my people, and soon I will cross the bridge. I am almost ready.

Many years ago my people named me Cobi. I am a Good Dog.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Salal berries! (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here! The salal berries are ripe! I sniff with my nose for the sweetest ones and I pull them off the bushes!

I like to pretend I am a fierce bear eating berries! Rawr! Salal berries are tasty!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Gourmet dinner, because Dog Food is BAD

Dear friends,

I have been feeling not-good again. The people say, "Jacobi probably has inflammatory bowel disease", and "Jacobi's intestines are inflamed".

But I know better. I know this is not the case at all. There is nothing wrong with ME, I am perfect!

Here is what is happening, friends - Dog Food is BAD.

All kibble is Bad. All canned food is Bad. All raw food and freeze-dried raw food is Bad. All Dog Food is bad.

I know because I feel terrible after I eat. Therefore, clearly, it is the food that is Bad.

And so I have gone on strike. I am not eating anything that is Dog Food. At all. Because it is Bad. You can't fool me, humans - it doesn't matter if you put it in a Kong or on a spoon or on your fingers... It is still BAD!

The people say I am getting too skinny again. Vet says I must eat. The people were told to give me any food that I will put in my mouth and swallow.

And so this was my dinner tonight! Ground bison, eggs, roasted yam, cooked vegetables, and five blueberries. In a people-bowl. (Because Dog bowls are also BAD.)

I approved of this meal. I ate it all! This is the first food I have finished in over a week. (The bison was the best part.)

I know my person snuck medicine into it. I pretended not to smell the medicine because everything else was so tasty.

Now I am digesting. I hope this food stays Good in my tummy because I would really like to eat it again and not have to turn my head away.

Friends, please send good energy that my tummy keeps liking this food!

Monday, July 20, 2020


It is I, Vampire Hedgehog!

I am Ojo's favourite toy, thus I have come to live at the little house on the mountain. 

Have you ever seen a Vampire Hedgehog like me?!? I think not!

I am told I am wonderful to chew on. My friend Ojo prefers to chew under my cape. I seem to have obtained a small hole on my backside. 

It seems I have a BITE taken out of me! Inconceivable. I should be the one doing the biting!

The human says I will be mended soon. However Ojo would prefer to keep me with her.

I don't mind. We are better together. 

Friday, July 17, 2020

Pond on a mountain top! (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

I climbed a mountain! A big one! And on the top there was a pond! This pond!

Cobi did not come. She decided to stay home. She was feeling not-well again. But this was good for me because Cobi is SLOW! Without Cobi we climbed all the way to the TOP! And went in the POND!

(Do you see the mountains in the background? My person looked at the mountains while I waded in the pond. It was a win-win situation!)

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

After-walk happy (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here! I am having an After-Walk Happy. Do you get After-Walk Happies?

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Hi! (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Just popping to say hi! Because I haven't said hi recently. So I am saying hi! Hi!

(Also, yes, I am wearing a bear bell. Because there are BEARS around here! But so many amazing smells and places to explore too!)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

I am mostly better

Dear friends,

A few months ago I was not feeling very well. My body lost a lot of weight. My tummy was yucky and I did not want to eat and when I did eat sometimes my food came back out again.

The people took me to Vet. A new Vet. They were very nice, even though they were Vet. I had to take many medicines and I felt very funny. But now I am feeling much, much better! I have got three and a half pounds back on my body. And I feel mostly like ME again!

So maybe sometimes Vet is good?

Sunday, July 5, 2020

We are still here

Hi friends, we are still here.

We are good. Our people are good. And our Walks have been Very Good. Like this one!

Also we sat in a Very Big Chair.

We hope you and all your people are good also. We are sending love and licks to all of you!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Happy day! (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Today is a Happy Day!

Why? Why not! Isn't every day a Happy Day!?!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Too much fun (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi. Ojo here. I had Too Much Fun. Do you know what would revive me? Bacon. And whipped cream. And pop corn. I need those things now please. Otherwise I think I will melt away...

Sunday, March 15, 2020

My fur says it is Spring (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here!

My fur has decided it is Spring. Cobi, why are you laughing? This is a very serious matter!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Look what we found! (by Ojo)

Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Rolling in snow makes me feel HAPPY! What makes you feel happy?