Sunday, December 21, 2008

My very first blog award

This is from Ruby Isabella. I'm going to copy her translation and what it means so please don't accuse me of being a copy cat (hee hee). more bad's the meaning of it.

"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!" In other clearer words, "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I'm pasing it along to these new friends I've made recently.

The 4 Musketeers
Amber Mae

I'd pass it along to more but I am still making friends and some have already received it.

Xmas is coming up soon and I hope everyone gets lots of bones and chewy treats. Have you all made your lists for Santa? I'm just about done and Stella has asked me to help her. She doesn't know how to spell very well. If I don't get my girl to let me on the computer again, I hope you all have a very wonderful holiday.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Xmas is coming

Oooo, look at all the pretty presents under the tree. Hope Stella and I get some. We've tried to be so good all year. Do you see our faces how we are trying to convince our boy and girl that we need some new treats and toys?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I'm worried

My girl has not taken me to work in 2 weeks. I'm starting to get worried. If I continue to be absent, maybe they'll fire me. I keep hearing about how bad the economy is and unemployment being record high. Doesn't she realize that this is not the time for me to have a long period of unexcused absences? I begged her to take me this morning but she said that my paws were too muddy. Seriously, is that any reason to leave a poor pup at home? Other than the library on Saturday, I have not been for a CAR RIDE in forever. I can't control the weather!!!! It's not my fault that the weather has been so awful and I can't keep my paws clean. And on top of that, I'm stuck with Stella all day. ALL DAY!!!! I hope her stupidity is not contagious.

Just in case the paper towel tube didn't convince anyone of Stella's stupidity, this story will. My girl and boy had to go to the store. While they were gone, Stella got a bag of screws and bolts off the counter. She said the plastic was yummy. I don't think she actually ate more than one or two of the screws and fortunately, they are really, really small ones so she should be fine but the plastic bag is now in her tummy. That dog can eat anything and not get a tummy ache too.

So please, is there anyone who can convince my girl to take me to work tomorrow? I really need to go. I'm trying to use my special dog hypnotic stare on her but it doesn't seem to working. Am I doing something wrong?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Robots and NFL heroes

I had a good visit at the library yesterday. We had a heavy snowfall in the morning so my girl and I didn't expect too many kids to come in but we were actually busier than last month. I've gotten a lot more used to kids than I was when my girl first brought me home. They used to make me nervous but spending time with them (and getting lots of treats) has made me realize that they aren't so bad. Most of them are actually more gentle when they pet me than some of the older folks in the nursing home who don't have as much control of their arms and hands anymore. Our first visitor was a little boy who read to me a book about robots. I was really impressed by the big words he was able to read. Our next visitor was a little boy who read to me about some football champions. This I knew a little about because my boy loves football, much the same way as I love CAR RIDES. In 2 years, I've seen a few games on the television.

Our third visitor of the morning was an 11 year old girl. She has been really resistant to reading and was nervous reading out loud to me and my girl. My girl came up with a great idea in that she went and sat in the other side of the room (its really big). It almost worked but then someone came in and started talking to her mom. I think she started to feel a little too much pressure and was done. Hopefully she'll come back and read to me next month. Isn't it sad when you want to be able to do something well but are too shy and worried about looking dumb to be able to try. I bet Stella feels that way sometimes. She can be awfully stupid.

A big thank you to the wonderful librarians who made me a cute card and gave me a big of treats (my girl says I have to be nice and share them with stupid Stella). Queenie, the other volunteer dog also got some. I don't know if she deserved them since she always barks at me. My girl says to be nice because Queenie was volunteering at the library first and maybe she feels threatened and thinks I am trying to steal the kids away. Maybe she's right but it isn't very nice to bark in another dogs face when they are trying to be nice and sniff noses. Maybe she's just jealous of how much prettier I am.

Hopefully my girl will take me to work this week instead of leaving me home. I won't be going to the nursing home this month since my girl is busy with the holidays and stuff. If she doesn't take me to work, it will be a long, boring month for me just hanging out with Stella. And in case you don't believe me how silly she is, take a look at this picture. Stella gets confused and thinks that a cardboard tube from an empty roll of paper towels is a baby. She carries it around and growls at me if I get near her. Like I would want to steal it and look dumb like her.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


It's cold out. Not much to do. Stella and I have been mostly hanging out in the house. She's always trying to snuggle with me. I think its that short coat of hers. She needs a nice fluffy (and pretty) coat like mine to keep her warm. She's always trying to find spots where the sun is shining in and laying in the sunbeam too. Maybe I can find a home in Florida for her? Anyone need a new dog? She's mostly good, just a little crazy and goofy. Aww, I guess she better stay here. My girl does seem to like her too. After all she does for me, I wouldn't want to make her sad.