March 13th 2011 5:32 pm
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Mom has been so busy with the move lately that she hasn't had time to type for me, but now that she's down with a cold, I talked her into updating my diary.
We've been in our new condo now for about two weeks and I'm starting to feel at home. Some of our routines are different and we're still trying to work out some things, but I've been "goin' with the flow" and haven't suffered too much stress. I've made a few mistakes of the pee and poop kind, but I'm becoming more and more reliable. Mom still has the new area rug covered with plastic but I haven't gone on it. (I'm just waitin'...)
I didn't know I wasn't supposed to pee or poop in the hallway outside our condo, but I do now! When we go out our door, Mom hightails it to the elevator with me on a tight leash saying, "Go fast, Patch! Keep going fast!"
There's a girl dog who lives in this building that I met the other day. I impressed her by peeing right in front of her. She was pretty friendly after that - she wagged her tail in that quick way dogs do when they're really interested in meeting someone new and checked me out (if you get my meaning). She's a Havanese - don't think I've ever met one before - and awfully hairy. I think she'd look better with a tidy haircut. But you know how some girls like long, tousled hair. They think it looks sexy - I think it just looks messy. Her mom said she's a retired brood mom. I kind of got the idea she didn't really want to be retired.
It's a little more boring here than in my other place. It's not as good a place for playing bunny because the floors are all slick wood and I can't get enough traction. I'll be glad when the weather improves 'cause Mom said we'll go to the park to play bunny.
I got my new European micro-chip and another rabies shot last week. Mom sent in the form from the vet to be certified. Then I'll have to have one more health certification before we leave for Paris. Mom says it's going to be a long trip - hope I can sleep most of the time.
We're doing some research for my book, "Patch in Paris." It's going to be about living in Paris from a dog's point of view. Mom wants to add little bits of dog history such as famous French dogs or dogs of famous French people.
Mom bought me a new bed for our new living room - she said the old one didn't match. This one has zebra stripes to match the new zebra stripe chair. I didn't think that was necessary - I'm happy just sitting in the chair, but you know moms...
Speaking of which, mine says she's tired of typing and wants to take a nap, so I'll update you on the trip preparations later.
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Hey Patch, Good to hear you're getting used to your new place. That hairy girl you met sounds like she has her eye on you. You better be careful she sounds high maintance. I noticed you are becoming bilingual in preparation for your trip. Oooooo-la-la! BOL Teddy