Monday, June 20, 2011

Double Digits

Happy Birthday to me!
I don’t know why humans get so stressed about what will happen in their lives. Dogs live in the moment and each day is a brand new gift. Some days are quiet with lots of naps. Some days bring a visit from friends or a walk in the park or even a car trip. Today turned out to be pretty special. It’s my tenth birthday, which is sort of like being 60 in people years but without the worry of getting older. We got to go to Arfy’s Mercantile for birthday pupcakes. Yum! Arfy’s is the best store in Fort Collins, Colorado. Great smells, fun toys and always a liver treat for the canine visitors. So you can see why I don’t mind having another birthday. As for tomorrow, who knows what fun adventure awaits?

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Today I'm going to review my training lessons. It's been almost a month since I passed my evaluation to be a therapy dog and Mom says I need some review. Here's what I'm working on:

1. I must wait at the door before going out. This is hard. I'm always so excited and curious about my walks, I want to hurry out to see what's new. Every day brings new adventures!

2. Down and stay. This is easy. It gives me a chance to take a breath before the next activity.

3. No begging at the table.  I used to be very good at this but my little brother, Poni (a spoiled rotten miniature poodle mix), begs all the time. Now under the New Rules even he doesn't get food scraps. Human food shouldn't smell so good!

4. No barking at people walking by outside. Another hard one. I keep thinking I need to warn the family about stranger danger. This never happens when I'm outside and see people. Then I want to meet everyone.

5. Don't bug Poni. My little brother is really my older brother. He's almost fourteen--which is about 85 in people years. It drives me nuts when he ignores me as I prance around and stare down my nose at him. He may be older but I'm the Alpha dog. 

After I practice my lessons I get to go to the park. Watch out squirrels!

Read to me

I love this book, even though it's in the voice of a cat.