Nicknames: Max, Maxi Pooh, Little Shadow, Handsome Man, Humper, Humpty-Dumpty
Birthday: August 15th 2005
Likes: I loooove giving kisses, also, snuggling on the couch and playing with Snoopy and I'm an unapologetic farter
Pet-Peeves: The usual: nail clippings, bath time, people who toot and blame it on me, not getting the winning poker hand
Favorite Toy: Squirrels, rabbits, frisbees, things that squeak
Favorite Food: Beef bones are yummy, other than that I'm really not overly food motivated unless some other dog is around me while I'm trying to dine.
Favorite Walk: In the country where the cows are
Best Tricks: Sit, stay, off, fetch, being adorable, turning Dad into a bona-fide dog person
Arrival Story: I had been shifted from foster home to foster home so my past history is a mystery. Mom's boyfriend saw me on Petfinder.com and thought I would be a good addition to the family (he's a sucker for Cocker Spaniels)
Pals! The squirrels are getting closer and closer! Izzy and I were doing a great job of keeping the squirrels at bay when Iz stayed with me and Dad last week. But...she is back with Mom, so it is up to just me to protect Dad from the squirrels.
Lemme tell you, those squirrels are becoming more and more brazen! Last night, I was on full-on Squirrel Patrol: looking up, down, left, right. Suddenly, I saw him. A squirrel. On the ground. I ran out the doggie door, down the steps and into the backyard. Well the little buggar was onto me. He climbed up a tree and then....THEN....jumped from the tree ON THE PATIO! What?!? That was a new move. Never have I seen a squirrel actually jump onto the patio! The Patio! The squirrel was a mere 5 feet from entering the compound! By the time I ran back up the steps to confront him, he had leapt back onto the tree and scurried back to the neighbor's yard.
As I was running back up the steps, you could probably hear me yelling for backup! I was loud, cause I was serious! I NEED BACKUP!! Izzy was nowhere to be found. I needed backup and Izzy was far from Crappy Town. Dad reassured me that Izzy will be back in Crappy Town next week. Hopefully she'll be up to snuff. Those squirrels mean business!
So, I'm not sure if you, my dear, dear pup pals heard Izzy's version of how my tragic, tragic injury happened, but....she LIES!!
Izzy totally RAN ME DOWN with her bony body. She stepped on my paw and almost KILLED ME!!
Yeah, I yelped, because it hurt!! Fortunately Dad was sympathetic, having to also deal with his own mean, bony woman.
Dad made sure I was okay, and then gave me extra kibble to make up for my injury. Izzy, seeing that I got some extra kibble for all my troubles, attempted to apologize by giving me a kiss - ewww! Patoey!
I have been giving her the stink eye all night. Dad finds it funny, and has shared this story with Mom. Apparently they think my "stink eye" is funny/adorable, not serious and ferocious.
Wowza! It had been a long diddly do since my last update! When your transcriptionist works all day and spends her evenings doing other (non-illegal!!) things, it becomes difficult to have your thoughts shared with the world.
So, today is my birthday. It was pretty swell, thanks in no part to my awesome pup pals!! I appreciate all of the well wishes and rosettes!!! Know that I am telepathically sending thanks and love to all of you! Woof!!!
Dad and I started my birthday morning with a run around town - my favorite!!! After the run, a bowl full of kibble and a treat in my belly whilst Dad went off to work. Don't worry dear pups, just because it is my birthday, I had no intention of letting my squirrel patrol duties fall to the wayside. I was on patrol all morning. Once Dad came home from work, we headed down to Allen so our whole pack could spend my Woofday together. Dad stopped at PetCo for a few gifties for me (woot-woot!). I had to wait until Mom came home from work before I was allowed to have ANY of my pressies! But...but....once she came home...squeakies galore!! Fetch, fetch and more fetch!!! Then - dead cow for dinner! Dad tossed us a few pieces of meatz. I allowed Izzy to partake in the festivities, cuz I'm nice like that. For dessert, Mom gave me (and Izzard) my birthday treat. A crunchy bone with my name on it!! Nom nom!!
So now, I am fighting sleepies. I don't want to sleep, as when I wake up tomorrow, my birthday will be over and I'lll have to wait another 365 more days!!
I'll post a few cute pics of the celebration before I turn in for the day.