Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New Boy

I met a new boy. His name is Gunner, and he is a much younger man. He's ten months old, and, like me, he's a solid black German shepherd.

He is totally hot.

Met him in the park where I usually hook up with Riley.

Heh heh.

I'm a tramp.

Friday, September 26, 2008

I chased a bird away tonight

Went to Bronte tonight. Great night - not too hot, ran into Bentley and his mom. Good times all around. Until I spotted the bird. I'm used to chasing crows, seagulls, hawks, geese. If they fly by, I chase them away so they don't threaten my pack. But this bird, man, it was different. It was huge, and it appeared to be coming right toward us.

I stared it down, cocked my head, assessed the threat level and determined that it did, in fact, need to be chased away. I started to bark at it and took off at full speed across the tall grasses, chasing it while I looked up, barked and continued to track its progress. After a few seconds, the bird passed over us and appeared to have heeded my warning. It kept going.

Good decision, cause you don't wanna mess with me.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

My "Senior Exam"

I had my senior exam at the vet last night. Not sure if I should be offended by the whole "senior" thing. Suppose it means I am better, more important than the "non-senior" dogs, right? I can dominate them at will, get the best food, play with the best toys, etc. because I am senior. Yes, that is what I expect it means.

It went fine. No one touched my bum. Got a couple of shots, but I was so busy stuffing my face with treats, I barely noticed the needles going in. I do enjoy the treats at the vet. If they would only refrain from touching my bum when I visit, I might just learn to relax there.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A very long hike

We got lost today on the trail. Lesli and I went up to a part of the Bruce Trail we haven't hiked in about five years. Used to be, there was a loop.

Not anymore.

The trail's got a lot of hills and we like it because it's rugged, not packed with people and it makes us work hard. For my part, I'm a big fan of the multitudes of squirrels and chipmunks. I can sometimes go off leash if no one is around and we're not near any private property, and then I love to chase furry rodents all through the forest.

Today, I was pretty excited when we arrived. There were a bunch of little black hoppy, chirpy things on the entrance path. I stopped to investigate them, tried to eat a couple, but they kept hopping away. We hit the trail and I had so much fun, going up and down hills, chasing chipmunks, playing in little streams.

After about an hour, I noticed the human start to get agitated. We kept walking but I could tell she wasn't happy. Still, we walked. Through corn fields, past a small lake (I got to swim!) and on and on and on and on. We heard traffic, and the human's spirits appeared to rise. She thought maybe it was Guelph Line, the street we parked on. We came to the street, saw a ladder that would take us over a low fence (just like the one we went over at the entrance to the trail) and thought, um, that's great, a ladder...but what the hell is that street?

It was Cedar Springs Road. Long story short - NOT good news for two tired girls. The human didn't even have water, and we had to turn around and hike all the way back the way we came. At least I had little streams to drink from. She was a bit grumpy for the first ten minutes, then we both just gave in and faced our fate. We were exhausted, she was thirsty, and we were in for a long, hard hike.

The moment we finally saw the ladder that signaled we were almost at the end, we were both elated. And then, we saw it. OUR CAR!!! OMG! Finally. I could barely climb into my seat. The human got in and downed a whole bottle of water. She headed straight for Second Cup, and I headed straight to the back seat for a serious rest.

I've been antsy all day since then. You'd think I would be unconscious. But nooooooooooo. I've had work to do - sparrows to bark at, squirrels to chase out of our yard.

I'm going to sleep VERY well tonight.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

There were squirrels...

In my house.

Last night.


In our guest room.

I was not given the opportunity to eat them.

I am not making this up.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I'm back!

What a BORING weekend, after such a fun week. I spent five days with Auntie Diane and Cosmos. It was so much fun. We walked, went to the park, I made new friends, searched endlessly for ways to get into trouble at their house. Cosie and I hung out together the whole time I was there. I really had fun.

Then after a few days, we went to Bronte in the morning. I barked and barked and barked, all the way along the road to the off leash area. Auntie Diane let me out of her van, I looked up the path - and there was my human! She was back! I ran soooooooooooooooooooo fast to her, cried, jumped around and twirled in circles. I kept looking back at her, just to be sure she really was there. And she was! We walked, then went home. I had a nap while she worked in the office upstairs. Then, Louisa showed up! Yipee!!!! I was so happy to see her! We went for a nice walk, then I slept on the office floor while the human continued working.

The rest of the week has been a bit quiet. Lesli appears to be unwell, so we've been going on shorter walks. Hopefully she will recover this week. It has also been very hot and humid, so long walks have been out of the question for me for that reason, as well.

I had my weekly bath today. I'm getting better at tolerating it - but, man, do I hate all the hugs I get afterward. Apparently I'm all soft and fluffy and I smell "yummy" so she mauls me. Ugh.

Oh, I saw Riley a few times this weekend!

Friday, September 5, 2008

I caught her

Last night, after dinner, the human went upstairs. She does that sometimes. I usually just hang out in the living room by one of the air conditioning vents. It's too hot to follow her up. It sounded like she was busy up there, though, and she was up there for an unusually long time.

I decided to check things out.

And what did I find?

She had that big blue thing she used to have out all the time on the guest room bed. She was putting clothes into it.

She was PACKING!

I stood there, in the hallway, staring at her.

"What the HELL do you think YOU'RE doing?"

If I could speak, that's what I would have said. Since I cannot speak her language, I did my best to communicate my shock and displeasure with my eyes.

Apparently it worked.

"Oh, Boo Boo, you weren't supposed to see this"

It appears my human is leaving. I was confused the rest of the night. I knew something was up, but could not identify exactly what it was.

This morning, she has my travel food dish out.

I am confused.

Lowly human typist's note: Yes, I am leaving. Heading for Shreveport while Storm parties her little dog brains out with Auntie Diane and her best pal Cosmos. She will return next week to tell you all about her adventures.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

It's too damned hot

Seriously, it was nice and cool last week. Now it's hot and humid, so I melt whenever I go outside, and the bugs are out of control. Last night, on our evening walk, I was hot, uncomfortable and covered in little flies that try to bite me. I'll be happy when fall arrives, the bugs die and I can walk and run without thinking I may collapse from heat stroke.

The human is going away for a few days tomorrow. I am going to visit Cosie and Diane. I'll do my best to be a good girl. Unfortunately, Auntie Diane does not allow me to eat her cats, so that's kind of a drag. It will be good to spend some quality dog time with my pal Cosmos though.

I'm going to go back to laying around the house now. Louisa should be here for my mid-day walk soon.