Saturday, April 24, 2010

watch out for the dancing giant

I've lived in the city for a year now and I've learned a lot about people on wheels and other dogs using my yard and cars with loud screamers on top. I let the folks know when one of those things comes too close to us. That's my job. And then there is that box with the dogs inside, but that I still have to figure out because they don't bark back.

Usually, when we go out riding, I use the paw holder and keep my head outside like I'm flying and if it isn't raining, the folks pretty much let me do that every time. Like I told you about a couple of posts ago.

So, anyway, the Dad and I are out and he's driving and I'm flying and all of a sudden I saw this huge giant that was waving his arms around and bending down to get us and just looking evil. I barked at the dad to look out! Giant! But the Dad kept driving like nothing was wrong.

I tried barking from all the different seats, but the Dad kept driving and getting closer to the giant. I didn't know what to do anymore. I didn't want to leave the Dad alone to fight the giant, but when he drove right next to him, I had to save myself and I hate to admit it, but I crawled under the Dad's legs which made him upset because he was driving, so I got as far under the other seats as I could until we got home.

It took Dad a minute to convince me we were safe now. I looked around as much as I could without getting out of my safe place. It seemed OK and so I came out.

That was close!

If you see the giant, I suggest getting under a seat before you get too close and don't go under the legs of anyone driving. You get the "nonobadmove" command.

Here's a picture of the giant's family so you can know what to look for.

Be careful out there.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

my dog came back!

I was having kind of a bad day because the Dad was using that loud box with the stick that sorta scares me and makes me bark. They have a smaller loud box and I can handle that one. But sometimes they use the big loud box and I do not like it at all. I think it's going to suck me up like it does with the dust and nobody is gonna tell me it won't. I know what I see.

So the Dad is annoying me with the loud box and I'm barking and he tells me we are cleaning up because we have company coming and the company is Billy. And Ginger!

Now I didn't know if this was real or if it was one of those things like cheese. Sometimes the Mom tells me she has cheeses just to get me away from the cat or the mail guy. But I went and waited by the door just in case.

And Ginger came! She was excited to see me, too, because Billy had to wipe up some pee and I know I didn't do it. I didn't.

Billy brought a person too, and she didn't get mad when I jumped on her but I think I really have to stop doing that. I just get so happy.

So the folks and Billy and the other person went away and left me and Ginger at the house and I didn't even care that I wasn't going in the car with them. I had my dog!

When they came back we all went to the dog park so I got to show off my dog. I kinda had to nudge her to get her going. She didn't remember how the dog park works.

Then the folks went out again, but for longer times and I started to miss them. Ginger napped a lot. So I was kinda zoomy when they got home. Ginger was just waggy. She's older.

We all went out on leashes and then Billy and the person hugged the Mom and the Dad and they left ...

and they took my dog again!

I don't think Billy would like it if I took his person away.

But I got to have my dog for a little while and that was good.

I think she'll come back.

I showed her where the cat food was.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

spring ride!

It's Spring again. This is my 2nd one. The 1st time I saw Spring, I was a baby and I didn't know what flowers were or that you couldn't eat them. I was surprised that there was soft stuff under the frozen stuff. But I've see it all now. I'm experienced.

There are good things about Spring. It means we go to the dog park even more. There are waaaay more smells. If the Dad is working outside I can lay down on the grass and watch for other dogs and people on wheels. The Mom starts taking me for walks just for fun.

But the best part is that I get to ride outside the car. It is the best. There is a thing outside the window for my paws. I stand on the seat and put my front paws on the paw holder. If the Dad would open the window all the way down it would be coolest, but he won't do it. It is the best part of Spring anyway.

If I could get the Mom to ride in the back I could ride like this every time!

I'll have to figure that out.