Monday, December 31, 2007
There are also common gray squirrels who mostly live in trees. They scamper back and forth along the power line in our back yard. When we see this type of air space violation, we charge out the doggy door and bark like crazy until the intruder squirrel goes away. One squirrel actually sits on the power line and flicks his tail to taunt us. He has no respect for our territory! One of these days, squirrel, you'll get yours!
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I saw my picture on your blog - thanks - I was pretty cute don't you think?
I still help in the garden, mostly with digging. I still carry pots around and chew them up when I can. My mom says I am not digging where she would like to plant so it's not that helpful. But, I'm thinking I'm a good garden designer and she should plant where I dig. I also fertilize the plants but my mom says that's not that helpful, either. Sometimes, humans are hard to understand!
By the way, I did not get Best in Show - it was High in Trial - a big difference to humans who know about dog shows. I am extremely gorgeous but judges wouldn't put me up as Best in Show. Also, I'm not an obedience champion, yet. That takes more points that my mom and I still have to get. In the interest of editorial integrity, you might want clarify this on your blog.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Best of all, my mom and dad got a cool new video camera. They told me once they figure out how to work it, I'll be able to post videos of me and Bina doing cool herding dog stuff. Maybe we can show Solid Gold Dancer our little doggy dance that finally annoys our mom and dad so much, they take us for a walk. Or, maybe we can show you our best begging techniques and see if you have tips for improving it.
Merry Christmas to dogs everywhere! Here's wishing you warm beds, new things to smell, lots of adventures, worldwide eradication of puncture vines, and peace and harmony at the dog park!
Monday, December 24, 2007
Scout's interest in obedience and helping out started long ago when she was just a puppy. She liked to help her mom in the garden. It's a puzzle, though.... how to get a flower pot from Point A to Point B without obstructed vision?
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Can anyone help explain the rules of the game to my mom and dad? I've tried so many times but they just don't get it!
P.S. See the elephant in the background? My mom collects them.
P.S.S. Sometimes, we don't catch the ball like we're supposed to and things break. By my count, two wine glasses (with red wine in them) and a glass cabinet door have fallen victim to the "ball game."
Saturday, December 22, 2007
I have a seasonal job. I herd dragonflies down at the park. In Fresno, dragonfly season starts about June and lasts until late October. A few months ago, my dad tried to videotape me herding dragonflies but the dragonflies didn't show up on the video. I looked pretty silly running around, looking up and barking at nothing, and jumping into the air for no obvious reason. Fortunately, he deleted the clip by mistake so my mom can't put it on the Internet.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Scout has an excellent pedigree and she's had lots of obedience training. She also tells me she's good with rodent extermination. She even offered to help me with that pesky possum the next time she visits!
Scout's sister, Dream, won the 2007 AKC National Obedience Invitational in Long Beach. That makes Scout almost famous, maybe like Brittany Spears' younger sister who's now pregnant? Anyway, you can watch the video of Dream on You Tube. Dream looks like the most obedient dog in the world. But Scout looks like she's having more fun floating on an inner tube! Like I always say, it's a dog's world!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
But, I don't like children who pull on my ears or tail, either. That hurts. People need to teach their children how to take good care of their dogs so we dogs can be the loyal companions that earned us that "best friend" reputation.
The United States President is the ultimate leader of our pack. It's the duty and obligation of every American dog to insist that these issues are addressed in the campaign rhetoric. If we have to nip at the candidates' heels, or bite the hands that feed us, then that's our patriotic duty. What dog doesn't like pork so politics should be right up our alley!