Likes: Fetching my ball! Barking! Kissing Mummy, Nana and Grandad!
Pet-Peeves: Noises, especially fan oven and vacuum cleaner!
Favorite Toy: Ball!
Favorite Food: Chicken! And choc drops! Nyum nyum!
Favorite Walk: Lees Road forest, Ennis, Ireland
Best Tricks: Rolling over, doing anything for sweeties (doggie choc drops!)
Arrival Story: I ended up in a really scary, smelly place when I was four months old. I think it was like some kind of doggie prison where doggies are sent when they're not wanted. I don't really remember much before I went there but I don't ever remember being a naughty girl. Anyway, I was sitting in a room with lots of other dogs when this really nice lady came and looked through the window - she asked for me to be taken out to meet her! I ran up and down the corridor a bit and played with her, she even picked me up and kissed me. Then she said she was taking me home with her! I was so happy! She said she was my new Mummy and she bought me my first ever bed, some tasty food, a new collar and leash, and a TOY, which I had never had before!
Mummy walks into the living room. Oh Cleo, how come you’re lying on my sofa instead of snoozing on yours? No reason really Mummy. There were some cars pulling in and out outside the window where I usually snooze. Just fancied somewhere quieter. How come my Facebook page is open? Dunno. Must have brushed past your laptop and accidentally turned it on while I was jumping on the sofa.
Mummy, can I ask something? Who are these American friends on your book of faces that you were wishing a happy Thanksgiving to yesterday? I thought some of your friends said something about Turkey? And, em, BACON? Did someone mention gravy? Did I hear the work GRAVY mentioned at one point?
Well yes, yesterday was Thanksgiving in the States. It’s a very special day when people get together with family and friends and have a nice relaxing dinner together.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS? (getting slightly hysterical) – What about Nana and Granddad? What do you mean Cleo? Well, did Nana and Granddad have a Thanksgiving dinner with TURKEY and BACON and GRAVY without us?
No of course not Cleo! Nana and Granddad would never have a special dinner without you being there! We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Ireland.
WHY NOT? (getting slightly more hysterical) – Why don’t we get TURKEY and BACON and GRAVY here in Ireland for Thanksgiving? And…..do my American friends on Dogster get TURKEY and BACON and GRAVY for Thanksgiving? I’m sure they do Cleo. Like you get turkey and bacon and gravy at Christmas.
But WHY do we not celebrate Thanksgiving in Ireland? There are thousands of millions of billions of American people whose people came from Ireland. Surely we owe it to our friends over the ‘lantic Ocean to acknowledge them! We should be having turkey and BACON and GRAVY too!
Sorry Cleo, Thanksgiving is an American thing. We just don’t celebrate that here. (walks out of room)
Tap tap tap tap tap. Logging into Dogster. Reading diary entries from my pupsie pals. TURKEY. BACON. GRAVY! I am WAILING!
FACE-UP (The Federation Against Continued Exploitation by Unscrupulous Parents) is on the case! We have been quiet as late due to an unexpected accounting scandal (sorry, error)! I am writing to the United Nations Commissioner for Canine Rights to request that Thanksgiving is celebrated in Ireland. They need to be aware that the Irish dogs are being unfairly deprived of turkey. And bacon. And gravy.
I hope you will help me in my hour of need. Because I am desperately in need of aid (sob)
Happy Thanksgiving to my Dogster pals! Hope you're all having a lovely day! We don't get Thanksgiving in Ireland! Are you having turkey? Maybe some potatoes too? GRAVY? I love gravy! I love mashed turkey and potatoes and GRAVY! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! We get no Thanksgiving here in Ireland! I am repeating this! I am STARVING! What are you all having? Can I have a sniff? Or maybe a taste? I'm being starved here! Boo hoo!
OH pupsies, I was so excited last week! I heard the postman at the door so naturally I had to take my place on the sofa inside the sitting room window and bark him outta the place! So when he was gone I went out to investigate the envelope sitting there and I could smell bacon and general doggie smells! So I barked at Mummy to come down the stairs and when she opened the envelope I had a card from the Papillon Pack! That is Misty, Scooter, Mr Cutter and Pepper!
Thank you so much Papillon Pack Mummy Laura! Mummy says sorry she took so long to say thanks but she was in bed with sniffly flu for the past few days. Anyway, your card has pride of place on my (sorry, our) mantelpiece. And Mummy is really, really jealous cos she got nuffin! BOL!
Thank you as well to all my great Dogster pals who sent me scary skeletons. I had to hide behind Mummy while she read out all the names of my friends who scared me from a distance! I think I need some choc drops or bacon or something now to get over the fright.....