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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Things I Have Learned

This is me the day I came home with mom and dad. Ya, I know, I'm pretty darn cute. I was pretty naive too. Heck I was nearly brand new, and didn't have a clue about what I was supposed to do. I found out...I had to behave. I didn't even know what behave meant, I finally figured out that being a Good Dog, meant I was behaving. Being a Bad Dog meant..I was not...behaving. I have learned a lot over the past two years...I have learned how to be  Good Dog!

Here's a list of some things I have to remember to be a Good Dog

1. I will not eat the cat poop that I find in the yard
2. I will not roll on the cat poop I find in the yard
3. Nor will I roll on dead birds, mice, squirrels or any other dead thing, just because I like the way they smell
4. If I have tummy trouble and upchuck, I will not re-eat the contents of my stomach, that is now on the living room carpet
5. I will stop trying to find the few remaining pieces of clean carpet in the house when I am about to throw up
6. I will not throw up in the car
7. The sofa is not a face towel
8. I must shake the rainwater out of my fur before entering the house - not after
10. I will not come in from outside and immediately drag my butt across the carpet
11. I will not sit in the middle of the living room and lick my crotch
12. Nor will I kiss mom or dad's face after doing so
13. I will not play tug-of-war with Mom's underwear when she's on the toilet
14. Sticking my nose into some one's crotch is an unacceptable way of saying 'hello'
15 The lizard is not a 'squeaky toy' so when I play with him and he makes that noise, it's usually not a good thing
16. I will not roll my toys under the fridge
17. The garbage collector is not stealing our stuff
18. I must not pee on the big tree with lights on it, that is set up in the living room once a year
19. I will not wake Mommy up by sticking my cold, wet nose up her bottom end.
20. I will not chew crayons or pens, especially not the red ones, or my people will think I am hemorrhaging.
21. My head does not belong in the refrigerator, dishwasher or trashcan.
22. I will not spend more than 5 minutes trying to find the "perfect" place to poop.
23. I will not bark at the giant invisible squirrel in the yard
24. I will not make Dad chase me around the yard in the rain when its time to go in
25. I will not chew holes in every sock I find lying around on the floor

I am sure there is a lot more to learn, but I am doing pretty good...when I remember!

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Mover Machine

Humans are a funny lot. When they want to go somewhere, they climb into strange metal machines, strap themselves in and zoom off.

I like to go out in the mover machine with mom. I usually have to sit in the back seat. Mom says it's because my jumping on her lap and licking her nose, is not conducive to safe driving. Go figure!

The back seat isn't so bad. I get to run from window to window, to bark at the other mover machines. Sometimes I see other dogs sitting in their mover machines, and we bark at each other! That's when mom will tell me in a rather loud stern voice, to SIT DOWN. It kind of startles me, 'cause she rarely yells at the cute dog.

I heard mom and dad talking the other night about buying a "seat belt for the dog". I think that is a restraining device they will use to strap me into the mover machine. How the heck am I going to run from window to window to talk to everyone I see?

No mom - please - not the SEAT BELT - I'll sit down - honest!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Yay- Snow - NOT

Mom was really excited today, we had our first snowfall of the season. She loves snow. Me on the other paw, I'm not so sure. I dunno, maybe it's the coat, but I am not impressed.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Your Age In Human Years

Here's a chart to help you figure out just how old you are in human years.

Note: It is a common belief that 1 human year is equal to 7 dog years. That is not very accurate, since dogs reach adulthood within the first couple of years and the size of the dog, will determine the aging process.