Monday, December 27, 2010

'tis the season

Here I am getting some snuggles from New Mister in front of the Christmas tree.

I think I'm in heaven, but they tell me this is just the good life I've deserved all along. Whatever it is, it's sure great!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

baking and waiting

Last night, New Lady and New Mister said they had to do some "holiday baking." I didn't know what that was, but I found out it pretty much means Eva Peace and I have to do a whole lot of waiting while the house gets to smelling so good that it makes me get all slobbery.

We didn't want to lay out on the couch when there was so much commotion and so many good smells going on in the kitchen, so Eva and I wandered around by New Lady and New Mister's feet. We tried every trick we know to get their attention: we sat and stared and did fancy dances and smiled and wagged and sniffed and licked our lips and snorted and wrestled and made drool droplets on the floor. But they didn't even give us a taste of the "holiday baking." Instead, New Lady brought in our bed from the living room and told Eva to teach me how to lay down and wait patiently.

Here are Eva and I waiting patiently. Sort of.

And here we are waiting some more.

And some more.

Finally, the "holiday baking" took so long we just gave up and took a nap.

I'm still not sure why anyone would want to do "holiday baking," since it seems like a lot of boring waiting and good-smell teasing, but at least our whole pack got to be together. And that's the thing I like best of all.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

it's exhausting being me!

I've been doing lots of fun stuff since moving to the House of Eva. What have I been the busiest doing? Here are a few hints:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

my first week in the new place

So much has happened since I left the barn-place and Elliot to go to the House of Eva ...

I've learned about weird looking animals named "cats," and that I shouldn't stare at them or they will spit at me. I learned about pet stores (yum), car rides (yay), garbage trucks (SCARY!), and a place called school, where I get to see all my buddies again. Here I am with New Mister, practicing something called "heel" at the school. It was hard to concentrate though because there was so much to smell in this place.

I got to go to a place called "work" with New Lady. It was full of so many people who seemed to want some love, so I gave away a lot of that. Someone said that they were going to "steal" me, so I'm not sure how safe it is to go there, but New Lady reassured me that we were okay.

I've been getting special baths for my itch, and every day my itch is less angry than the day before.

Best of all, Miss Eva lets me share her dog bed, INSIDE the house. Wow. It's my new favorite new place to be.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

a very, very big day

This morning, Elliot showed me about sharing a dog bed. I haven't felt this warm since I was a tiny pup with my mom in O-hi-o. While we were busy practicing 'good dog socialization,' the people told me that I would be leaving soon so I could learn more things in other places.

Wha? .... leaving?

They said another dog needed my spot here with the Nice People, so I had to be polite and 'graduate' just like Robin did to a brand new place. I couldn't imagine what they were talking about. Did I do something wrong?

Then a knock came at the door and all the dogs got crazy happy to see who was there. It was two people and a girl dog who smelled so good I felt dizzy. Nice Lady said we were causing chaos in the house-place, and we needed to go outside to say hello to each other. It was so super exciting and I forgot for a minute not to hump. Oops!

This New Mister bent down to see me and talked so soft that I felt safe, like he knew me all my life. Then he helped me meet the girl dog all calm-like so I wouldn't hump. She is sooo beautiful.

They said I was going home with her and she would show me more about being a dog. The people talked for a long time to each other about things like my food (my FOOD!) and my itchy skin and my life before California. They asked me to show off my "Sit" and talked about how I sometimes forget to pee outside. They talked about something called 'classes' where I would come back to see my friends.

Then it was time to leave the barn place and the people and Elliot.

I went outside to the car-thing and said good-bye to this place. It was then that I heard the name of the new dog friend who would help me just like Elliot did ... Her very wonderful name is Eva Peace. Isn't that perfect?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

i play

I'm not allowed to humpty dump dogs anymore, so I had to come up with a new way to be friends with dogs. Elliot waits for me to wake up every day so we can practice new moves. The people said their work is almost done and I'm "on my way." ... On my way where?

I'm not sure, but they smile now instead of sigh, so it must be good.

funny little front teef

I gots'em.