Duncan's Diary

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Nasty Sandy

October 30th 2012 12:44 pm
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We are fine. That nasty Sandy was here fur a very long time. Our power went out around 8 PM last night and didn't come back on until around 2 this afternoon. That was a long time but better than what the power company said. They said could be anywhere up to 7 - 10 days before everybody is back up and running.
The good news is both Hammy and I were perfect pups during all this. Mum drug us out at the best times and we did our business and then went right back in the house. Also our house held up great even with all those strong winds. Didn't even lose a shingle. So we are very happy pups. Just wanted to drop a line so you know we are fine. Hope to hear from the rest of our pals that were in the line of fire. Bark at you later!

 

But why not?

October 26th 2012 10:01 am
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We were on our evening walk last evening and as we headed down the next street sidewalk there it was, right in the middle of the sidewalk, 10 feet ahead. Mum said you better move on squirrel or these guys will be after you, but it only twitched its tail. It was trying to get away but fur some reason it couldn’t. Hammy & I were pulling as hard as we could but Mum, she’s got a tight grip and some extra ballast to keep us on course. So we got rerouted across to the other side of the street. The neighbor came out and said “thanks for leaving it there, now I have to take care of it”. The squirrel was still alive and I don’t know what happened to him. I know what Hammy & I had in mind. Mum said no. But why not?

 

Diary Pick fur Me!

October 25th 2012 8:33 am
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Woo Hoo! I’m a Diary Pick today. Told you Mum, you need to type my thoughts more often. Look at the good stuff that happens. I am so honored and a shout out to Zoe and the guys from Idunno and Hershey & Winkie. Thanks fur the pressies. Wuff you guys. You bet I’ll be barking my head off to get more entries!

 

Stuff and pups

October 17th 2012 11:58 am
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It hasn’t been overly exciting around here lately. You can tell because Mum doesn’t write anything in our diaries.
I am enjoying the weather change. I am much more of a cold weather guy. The summer was really hot and I am glad it is over although I do like the extra sunshine hours, cause we get to stay outside longer in the evening. Mum gets all worried about the critters that come up from the river at night and so makes us come in by 7. It will get even earlier once the Daylight time is over and we go back to Standard time. I don’t understand the peeps. Why not just let the time be the time? I know when to get up and when to go to bed. I don’t need somebody to tell me.
Yesterday we did have some excitement but it wasn’t nearly as good as it could have been. There are wild turkeys that show up around here from time to time. They are big, dark and ugly. They were in OUR yard. We were stuck in the house. It was just before Mum got home and by the time she got here they were gone. Hammy & I could have had a great time chasing them. We maybe coulda had a Thanksgiving dinner of our own, BOL.
We have lots of new neighbor pups this year. So far, we like them all. There’s Bea an Akita. Hammy has a thing fur her. They always have to touch noses through the fence. She barks every time we get near her house so she can come out and see us. Then there is Hershey. He is a cute guy of mixed parentage. Looks kinda like a Bassett Hound and Cocker Spaniel mix, has big, fuzzy feet and his ears reach all the way to the ground. He’s fun to play tag with when we go by his place. Then there is Diamond. She a Pittie mix and we don’t get to see her other than through the window. So those are the new pups around here.
I guess you all saw that this year my First Mom went all out and got us costumes. Fizzy, she brought a shark one too but it just didn’t look right and Hammy was having a fit wearing that thing. He didn’t go with the stink eye, I think you have that perfected by the way, instead he shook his whole body and had that thing really moving. So it ended up on his side and we just couldn’t have that, so he’s a lobster. It’s much more comfortable he says.
There are rumors about the groomer fur me this weekend. I heard “too fuzzy” and “the harness is getting tight again”. That means too much hair and it has to go. At least I get a car ride both ways and extra treats fur being a good boy. That’s all fur now. I hope to have another entry sooner than six months Mum!

 

My Barkday weekend!

March 19th 2012 10:00 am
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Wow, what a weekend! It was my 5th Barkday and Mum got out the grill and made London Broil (it’s like steak only a bigger piece of meat). I got a whole dinner of it. No stinking brown rice or vegetables or any of that other stuff she tries to get me to eat. It was delicious. We got 2 new toys. I always have to share with Hammy. Anyfur we had a long walk and the weather was wonderfur. Not too hot and not cold at all.
I want to thank all my friends for all the wishes and rosettes on my page. They look great there and I really appreciate every one of them. Mum will get around to thanking everybody one of these days. She seems to be busy with work and house stuff. Still don’t understand all that business. I get the place smelling just right with the toys just where I want them and she has to go and pick them all up and run the noisy machine to pick up all the great smells we worked so hard to get.
Hammy is back at skool. The teacher I had is now at our local Petco. Mum figures Hammy didn’t learn much because he didn’t have a good instructor. Well, he now has the best and is still only reacting when he feels like it. For 45 minutes of class he is Mr. Social. Has to see what is going on everywhere, greet every person and pup, and ignores Mum and the instructor. Then once he is sure there is nothing else going on that he will miss, he will pay attention for a couple of minutes. The problem is he is not food motivated. How he can be like that? If somebody is waving a wonderfur treat in front of me, you betcha I’m going to pay attention and do what they want so I can have that treat. Not my brother, never. You can give him a treat once or twice and the third time he’ll just drop it on the floor and walk away. (all the more for me!) Does anybody else act like this?

 

20 answers

February 14th 2012 1:13 pm
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1. WHAT COLOR COLLAR ARE YOU WEARING?

None right now. I only wear it to go outside.

2. DOES YOUR LEASH MATCH YOUR COLLAR?

My harness and leash match. Mine are blue. Mum says the blue goes nicely with my wheaten color.

3. WHAT’S WORSE? An EVIL NEMESIS SQUIRREL bouncing around in the trees or across the fence, a Crow strutting around in your yard or Neighbor People outside talking?

EVIL SQUIRRELS! Always. There is nothing worse than a squirrel.

4. DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE SNACK?

CHEESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5. WHERE WAS YOUR LAST CAR RIDE?

To Petco on Sunday!

6. DO YOU STICK YOUR HEAD OUT THE WINDOW ON CAR RIDES?

No, not allowed.

7. DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE TOY?

Frisbees. But I only get them for a few minutes because I destroy them.

8. DO YOU HAVE A BOYFURIEND OR GIRLFURIEND?

I used to but Hamish, the gigolo, stole her from me.

9. DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE WALK?

Long weekend morning walks. We go all the way through town and then back home.

10. DO YOU GO TO DOG PARKS?

No. I am very loud with pups I don’t know. Seems I have a terrier habit, barking at dogs twice my size. After all I’m a little die hard and I don’t take that title lightly. Nobody’s gonna act tougher than me.

11. WHERE DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT?

In bed with my first Mom or in my pup cave under Mum’s bed or if it’s cold out on Mum’s bed.

12. DO YOU SNORE?

Not that I know of!

13. DO YOU SLEEP UNDER THE COVERS?

No, I get too warm. I’m a tough guy from the Highlands of Scotland. The colder the better.

14. DO YOU HAVE TO WEAR CLOTHES?

Only when Mum thinks it’s too cold to be outside without a sweater. Then she will make me wear a sweater to go out. But it is off as soon as I’m inside. Oh, there is that craziness at Halloween. I have to wear something then too.

15. ARE YOU THE FAVORITE DOG?

How could it be anyother way!

16. WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE SPOT TO SLEEP IN THE HOUSE?
In the cave under Mum’s recliner.

17. WHAT’S THE BEST HUMAN FOOD YOU’VE EVER BEEN FED?

CHEESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18. DO YOU GO TO A DOG GROOMER?

Yes, every couple of months except in the winter. Mum let’s me grow out my furs

19. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF BATHS?

Not a fan

20. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE BORED?

Chew on something.

 

OMD OMD!

November 28th 2011 6:57 am
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OMD OMD OMD! It was so wonderfur. Mum was home fur 4 whole days or almost. We had the fun morning time where we go fur a longer walk and then come home fur water, a treat and then go back to bed. I love that. But Mum left us fur hours on that first day, but not as many as those work days. She got home just in time fur last walk, just up the block and back, then bed time. Only problem was my First Mom wasn’t here that night or the next night. I missed her. I normally spend some time with her before I go to sleep in Mum’s room in my man cave under her bed. But the bestest thing happened on what they call Friday. Mum put this big thing in the oven and in about an hour or so it started to smell like heaven in the kitchen. Soon that wonderfur fragrance was all over the house. When I just couldn’t stand it anymore Mum opened the oven and took that big thing out and the smell was coming from it! I was dancing and singing and rooing and trying to get her attention so she might let me try some of it. About 15 minutes or an hour or day or something later she finally cut it and put some on plates for Hammy & me. It was the best thing I have ever had. We both gobbled it up as fast as we could and asked fur more. We got a little more and devoured that too.
The next day everything came crashing down. I had to go to the torture place to get my furs trimmed. I was there furever. Mum said that the last one until Spring so I guess it was okay. I got more of that heavenly stuff fur dinner to make up fur that terrible experience. Then Mum went out and left us again, but my First Mom came home! It was so great to see her. We snuggled and she gives the best pets and rubs. The next morning Mum took us on the long weekend walk and then back to bed. Unfortunately today is back to the regular routine, except Hammy & I went back to bed, Mum stayed up. She had to call us to get up before she left for that work place. BOL. Hope you all had a Wonderfur Holiday and remember to be good cause Ho Ho is coming!

 

game night!

July 20th 2011 6:14 pm
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Don't tell mom but i hav a secret. When she plays her mahjong on Wednesday nights we might look sad when she leaves but we have lots of fun when she is gone because my first mom takes charge, she feeds us treats, chases us and best of all feeds us lots of cheese! She is the originator of shredded cheese on our food lucky for us she told mom that secret and now we have it with every meal! I may act like i don't care normally but i sit on her lap and even let her pick the boogies out of my eyes. Well i am off to the cave under mom's bed to wait for her so she is none the wiser let this be our little secret- insert evil laugh here.

 

We were tricked!

July 14th 2011 10:41 am
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You pups were right! Mum dropped us off and then took off on a vacation without us. It wasn't so bad. We got to have 3 people to play with there and we got the Mom to cook for us. She felt bad because we weren't eating so she whipped up a couple of combinations that Hammy could eat and they were delicious. We got to mark new territory and bark at different big dogs and man were there squirrels in that yard. They aren't there any more. We chased them all away. So we had a good time but both of us are trying to make Mum feel guilty for dropping us off like that.

 

Road Trip!

June 13th 2011 10:58 am
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Yesterday started out like almost every Sunday morning. We had our long walk before everybody else gets up. It's so nice out then, just the birds singing, the outside kitties are all heading home, the sun is starting to come up and there isn't much traffic to bark at. The temperature is nice then too! So we are having a normal lazy morning and then Mum gets up and asks us if we want to go for a ride in the car. Is she crazy! Of course we want to go for a ride in the car.
So we all pile into the back of the car and off we go. After a bit I ask if we are there yet, seems like a long ride. No just a little further, she says. So then an hour or couple of minutes or weeks or what ever late we stop. We get out and I have no idea where we are. It's just a parking lot and Hamish & I both are looking for a place with a lawn or a tree. So we all head over to the next building where there is a lawn and bushes and all the sorts of stuff we were looking to find. After our "Privacy Please" break we head back over to where the car is and head into the building.
I remember this place. When I was a wee puppy I used to come here with my first Mom. We would get toys and food and treats and chew bones and more toys here. So Mum picks us up and puts us both in the cart. She said something about hooligans. I've never heard or met them but they must be on the floor since she didn't want us there. So she picks out some things and we go to the front counter where they have heavenly things to nibble on. We can only have certain ones because of Hamish and his allergies. So I get the kind he can eat. But they were tasty. Then Mum loads the car up and we get back in and head off again.
Now where are we going Mum? Someplace you've been before she says. So another forever passes and we pull up to a house. She gets out and brings us and there is a family in the yard. Oh I remember these people. I stayed here a few days about a year or month or decade ago. They were very nice when I was here and we had a lot of fun. So I introduced Hamish and we all played for a while. Then Mum and Mrs G were talking about times and days and that sort of stuff and then it was time to go home.
On the way home Mum explained that Hamish and I are going to spend a few days there and she wanted us all to get to know each other so it wouldn't be a difficult time for us.
So it sounds like we'll be getting another road trip soon!

 
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