Likes: Walks, jogs, petting nice humans, playing at the dog park, napping
Pet-Peeves: Automatic sprinklers, loud motorcycles, people who mess with the routine as the Bichon sees it, untrained humans and animals
Favorite Toy: pink teddy bear, any human that wants to play
Favorite Food: Nutro Rice and Lamb small bites, carrots, peanut butter, cottage cheese
Favorite Walk: Neighborhood, Toad Hollow Dog Park
Best Tricks: being cute, sit, lay down, more to learn!
Arrival Story: I went to the local shelter looking for a medium-sized, active dog. I found a fluff in desperate need of grooming who wanted to play and love everyone. I came home and read more about the breed, then went back and adopted him. A few days later, Benjamin was ready for new adventures here.
This morning, after we went for a short--and I mean short--walk--not even sure I should bark it as a walk--Mommy said she had a sinus headache. Now, I know this is supposed to be a bad thing from a human perspective. But from a pup's perspective? You get to snuggle a few hours longer. Not too shabby!
When we finally got up, I got another very short--I mean short--walk-sort-of-thing. Then Mom turned on the 'puter and wouldn't even let me check Dogster. She said she had to finish something called taxes. I saw those papers that had numbers on them around again, and a bunch of other papers she told me I COULDN'T eat, no matter how tempting. She even blocked me from one section of the room. How rude! Anyway, then she sat there at the computer all day and ignored me! Finally, it was time for me to have dinner. I barked at her, in case she had forgotten; after all, she forgot to play with me all day! She started that machine with the lights on it--you know, the one under the 'puter where the lights go across and the papers come out? I like to watch it work, but I was pretty hungry. Dog food...paper food...dog food...paper food. The dog food won out, and I went to go watch what was being put in my bowl.
When I was finished eating, that paper-spitting machine was STILL GOING!!! It NEVER works for that long (it likes to take breaks, you see, like when you play with an itty bitty dog. Or when you blitz and blitz and have to catch your breath before you can blitz again). Anyway, the paper-spitting machine was finally done and Mommy started putting all those papers together. She put most of them in a folder in a drawer with a bunch of other papers. But she put some in an envelope and wrote on it. Now I finally get some attention. She said we are going to take a real walk and go to the post office and the pet store. FINALLY it's my turn!
I went out for my evening walkies and noticed that the sky is falling...in little bitty wet drops. Mommy says this is a good thing, because we need the rain. I'm not quite so sure. I mean, I sniffed at all the usual spots, and they smelled funny. I almost couldn't find the perfect spot to go in, but FINALLY, I did. Mom said I was making her get wet. Excuse me? Who was wearing shoes and who wasn't? Who had on clothes and who was nekkid? I have a raincoat and boots, but Mommy thought it wasn't THAT wet and weren't going very far. When I came in the house, she made me sit on the little bed in front of the door until she dried me off with the towel. That part is OK, but touching my paws is a different story. I allow it, but I'll never hafta like it! So pups, the question is: rain, good or bad?
Mommy showed my newpaper barkticle to her school kids today. Some questioned if I really wrote it. Mom told them that I barked it to her, and she typed it for me, 'cause I have trouble typing. Those with dogs thought it was entirely possible; sefural students said that they can understand their dogs, so of course it made sense. Some thought it was silly. Mom told them about Dogster and all the dogs who bark all the time online. Some of them believed her; some did not. Hmmmm.....those who don't believe might be surprised to see all of us barkers!!!