Pet-Peeves: My brother Diggy, snow, the "big noisy monster" aka the vacuum cleaner.
Favorite Toy: My little puppy
Favorite Food: Carrots
Favorite Walk: The Tourne in Boonton, NJ
Best Tricks: Walking on two legs
Arrival Story: My husband sent me an e-mail saying that he found a miniature schnauzer for adoption and asked if could I meet him in Jersey City to see the dog that day. I told him that the dog could be the ugliest mangy thing and I would still want him so he'd better be ready to bring home a dog. We went to see Tommy who was incarcerated at an animal hospital in one of Jersey City's less glamorous neighborhoods. The nurse brought him out and he totally ignored us. He sniffed around the exam room for a while. My husband picked him up and put him on my lap. He sat still, but didn't seem too interested in me at all. We told the nurse that we would take him and she gave us an application to fill out and told us to come back the next day to pick him up. The next day I went to get Tommy. I put him in the car and he sat perfectly still in the middle of the backseat the entire way home. When I got him home, he finally perked up. He sniffed around the house and yard and then started running and playing chase me. I had never seen anything move as quickly as Tommy as he darted under the coffee table and around my houseplants. That night he slept in our bed as he has ever since.
It was new puppy day here yesterday, just like at the White House! He is called Petey and just like the First Puppy, Bo, he came from a very bad "Red State." He's safe with us now in blue sky Maine. I've already taught him how to sit, what "snacks" means, where to 'go' outside, and, most importantly, where to snooze. Later, when he's bigger and can read, I will share my political philosophies and reading list.
Mommy and Daddy brought Petey home yesterday. They didn't let me go with them to pick him up, but that was ok, I got to sleep in. I'm pretty fond of little Petey. It's my job to teach him how to be a good dog and so far, I'm doing a really good job! It's a little bit tiring. I think Petey has the right idea, he is sound asleep. I believe I too will take a Sunday evening nap.
The new puppy has arrived at the White House. Phew, it's about time! I don't know how anybody expects to run a country without canine consultation. It seems that a new puppy is imminent at this house too. We are expecting Petey to arrive on Saturday. Mommy, who often consults with me about major decisions, took me to the dog store to pick out a bed and a collar for him. I ignored her as she asked if I preferred the blue or brown collar or the blue or red mat. Instead, I sniffed the treats and the cat who lives at the dog store. Then I charmed the dog-store lady into giving me 3 treats! Later, I decided to pull the new bed and collar off the chair where Mommy put them. I chewed up some tissues too and scattered them about the living room and bedroom. I guess now everybody knows how I feel about getting a new puppy. Hrumph. I think I will try to use all the beds in the house at once. They are all mine for snoozing!