It's a Chocolate Life

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Fun!

August 2nd 2009 8:37 pm
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I missed the pool pawty today at Billie-Bob's in the P*I*F group, but my furiends Sassy and Snuggles fixed me a plate with all kinds of furrific food, so I'm writing wif my mouf full. YUM!

I need to tell you about yesfurday first. Or, last night. I knew someting was up, because mommy changed my collar to the black and orange one that looks like a lot of daddy's shirts. I seemed to remember, that means we're going to...to... What was it?

Oh yeah! The big park where gajillions of people sit around the grass and watch some men play with balls and sticks. To me, it seems like it would be more fun to actually play and not just watch. This is one of those human mysteries that will never be solved.

This is one of the places mommy and daddy go when they leave me at the Wag. But one time a year they're allowed to bring me! Now, if you've never been to this kind of place, I have to tell you: the smells are furrific! Hot dogs and popcorn and peanuts and pizza! But guess what? I wasn't allowed to eat ANY OF IT!! Oh, how I tried! I wiggled and squirmed and stretched and pleaded. But all I got were doggie treats. (Well, I have to say, at least I got way more of those than usual!)

Except for the food part, we had a lot of fun. There were a bazillion other dogs there, and a lot of them were wearing funny costumes. (Anyway, their humans thought they were funny, BOL!! I felt sorry for them.) We got to walk around the grassy part, and then we went up to where people sit to watch stuff. Mostly, I watched for falling food! But it was fun sitting in laps (I switched between mommy and daddy) and sniffing the other furs and sometimes jumping up and down with daddy. When it was time to go home, he was very happy and I was very tired!

Today mommy and daddy left me to watch the house for a couple of hours (they do this once a week), and when they came back we all got in the car! You know I love that!! This time we went to where the grapes grow, the place mommy calls the "whine country." (Another mystery.) Guess what! That's where the sun has been living! We haven't seen it at our house for weeks, but up there it was bright and warm. Mommy and daddy got some food and I was a pretty good boy about not jumping up and begging. In situations like that I think (I'm not done testing this out) that when I go Down it's a good thing and I get a treat. But if I put my paws on a person or a table I get a mean face and a "No!" The only thing I don't understand yet is why I should stay down when the really good food is up there on the table.

We spent the whole day there, going to this place and that, until it was time to come home. So the pawty was long over at Billie-Bob's, and I'll have to wait for another time to sail me pirate ship. But I had fun anyway! And now it's serious nap time!

 

Copied...

July 28th 2009 10:26 pm
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I went to the groomer today, which means I smell funny and can't keep my eyes open. So while I sleep it off, you can read some random facts about me. My pals Shula and Mini had this in their diaries; I just copied it.

How old was your typist when they got their first dog?
She was 8. Her mom didn't like dogs, but a relative offered them a little dachshund named Eddie. After only a week, her mom made them give him away again. She didn't get anther dog until she was all grown up.

Has your typist ever been bitten by another dog?
No.

Spaghetti - with or without meatballs?
Who needs the spaghetti?

What is your typist’s favorite song right now?
Right now? "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen. Don't ask me why!

How many dog parks do you have in your area?
Gazillions. Well, six or seven that I go to regularly.

What was the last movie that your typist went to see?
"Up"

Is animal shampoo tested on humans?
It should be.

How often do you get your teeth brushed?
Oh look! A bird...!

Collar or harness?
Collar.

Do fish get thirsty?
Only if they eat pretzels.

Where is the last place your typist went to for vacation?
St. Louis, to see my daddy's pawrents.

PetSmart, Petco or _____?
Pet Food Express. We go to all three.

Besides Dogster, what’s another one of your typist’s favorite web sites?
Besides Dogster???!!!

Have you ever caught a squirrel?
I've never even seen a squirrel...

Are you more of a sniffer or a licker?
Sniffer. I don't do tongue.

When’s the last time you were at the vet?
Last Saturday, for a shot.

How many packets of Kool-Aid would it take to fill the ocean?
Eleventy bazillion, give or take a few.

Does your typist spend more than two hours a day on Dogster?
Way more! Daddy wants to turn her in to Dr. Phil.

What’s the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box ?
Bingo

If you could meet any ‘famous’ dog past or present, who would it be?
Maybe Ch. Obo II, the first "official" cocker spaniel. (Well, he's famous to us!)

 

The bad and the good...

July 26th 2009 10:35 pm
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No quiet weekends here! Yesfurday morning we went to the vet dogter where I got a shot. That was no problem, I didn't even feel it. But mommy just can't leave well enough alone. Asked about my weight, asked about my toofies, asked about my ears. Oh no, not the ears! Okay, maybe they're a little pink. They aren't bothering me. But they bother mommy. The vet dogter called it a pre-infection condition, common to cocker spaniels. It's cuz we have floppy ears and small ear canals. Whatever those are. So now I have to have drops two or three times a week. Grrrr on ear drops!

Today I got to spend the whole day at the Wag Hotel! Here's my report card: "Always a pleasure to see Hershey in 'All Day Play.' He's such a great guy! He plays so well with all the dogs, and they all love him! He has quite a few pals now. His old buddy Stewart (Brussels) was here! Hershey had lots of fun today!" That made mommy and daddy happy! I'm pretty tired. I don't know what mommy and daddy were doing, but they're exhausted!

 

Beach Day

July 18th 2009 10:48 pm
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Today we all got in the car--always a good thing!--and after kind of a long ride we got out again and we were at the Other Beach. This is the one with the grainy, coarse kind of sand where I'm not allowed off-leash. It's okay, though, because mommy puts a long, long, long rope on my collar and it's pretty much like being off-leash. I especially liked it there today, because it was cloudy and cool. Very comfortable for a chocolate doggie!

Mommy and daddy usually play with their toys on this beach, but today they just sat there eating. So I went sniffing around and found a lot of good stuff to chew on, including a piggy ear that some other fur was nice enough to leave behind! Mommy didn't really want me to have it, but I would NOT give it up, and daddy was on my side. (I LOVE my daddy!) I also found a lot of long, brown tuby things. They smelled just like the green stuff I peed all over at the Powdery Sand beach, but here they were all dried out and crunchy. I chewed a bunch, but didn't actually swallow any. They were salty, and made me very thirsty! Mommy wonders if my tummy will be upset, but so far all I am is sleepy! BOL! :::yawn:::

 

Tagged!

July 18th 2009 8:45 am
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My good furiend Pookah tagged me! I got it before from Mini, but it bears repeating. If you're reading it, pass it on to your good furiends!



Facts of Friendship

A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names.
A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.

A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you cook and clean.

A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed.
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.

A simple friend seeks to talk with you about their problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.

A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it.

A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.

A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
A real friend knows that it's not a friendship until after you've had a fight.

A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!

A simple friend will read and throw this letter away.
A real friend will keep sending it until he's sure it's been received.

Pass this on to anyone you care about....

 

You won't believe this!

July 15th 2009 9:37 pm
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Look who needs a furever home: http://www.dogster.com/dogs/1010232. Go check it out, and then come back.

No, that's not me! Had you fooled for a second, though, right?

His page says he isn't housebroken, but his house got broken. Please help if you can, and please pawray.

 

Pooped pup

July 14th 2009 10:20 pm
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Some days, I think mommy and daddy are trying to wear me down to a rug. See, the thing about my mommy and daddy is, they like to walk. I mean, they could walk to the moon and back and not even start panting. And they seem to think because I have twice as many legs, I can too!

So today when it was time for my brush-and-walk, instead of the usual tour around our neighborhood, mommy and I headed up to the big street. I know what that means: we're going to the petfood store!! I couldn't get there fast enough, and it's no short walk. I pulled and pulled on mommy all the way, BOL!! And when we got there I got a new toy and some bones! I didn't even notice how hard I had worked to get there, until...we had to go all the way back. Now mommy had to pull on me.

I barely got settled in to rest when mommy was putting the leash on and we were off again. This time we didn't go far, just to our neighborhood park. But when we got there, a whole bunch of other doggies and their people were there, and there were free treats for dogs and humans, and I had a great deal to do, meeting and greeting everyfur and making sure no treats fell on the ground unnoticed. Finally daddy met us there, and he had some human treats and we all walked home.

Now, you might think that would be that. But oh, no. After dinner (a very small dinner, I might add! Because of the extra treats, mommy said. Bad mommy!), daddy put the leash on and we went for a very long walk while he talked into the little box he always carries in his pocket. It was AFTER DINNER! We only take short walks after dinner.

I think they're trying to wear me out. Tomorrow I'm not going anywhere!

 

Friendship Tag

July 7th 2009 8:15 pm
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I got this from Mini
If you're reading this in my Diary feel free to send this to someone who's a friend of yours. Make them smile...

You've been tagged because you're a friend...

Facts of Friendship

A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names.
A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.

A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you cook and clean.

A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed.
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.

A simple friend seeks to talk with you about their problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.

A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it.

A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.

A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
A real friend knows that it's not a friendship until after you've had a fight.

A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!

A simple friend will read and throw this letter away.
A real friend will keep sending it until he's sure it's been received.

Pass this on to anyone you care about....
if you get it back you have found your true friends

 

4th of July

July 5th 2009 8:56 pm
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Yestfurday morning mommy changed me into my red-white-and-blue collar and leash. Here's what always happens when I wear that: we get in the car and go someplace where mommy and daddy eat outside, and I get extra treats and sometimes some of their food drops on the ground and then it's MINE. Yestfurday I got a couple of crackers. Mommy and daddy were watching a bunch of humans wearing red coats and making noise with shiny things in their mouths. After that we went walking where I sniffed a lot of trees and flowers, and then we came home. I was still tired from the day before, but every time I drifted off something would go BANG! and I had to bark. It was a long night.

Today I got to spend the day at the Wag. I was still pretty tired, but I went to two play groups. Here is my report card: "I made new friends named Coco and Sammy and Moody and Sampson. Coco, Sammy and I had a cocker spaniel love fest during playgroup. We were 'unseparatable!' I am so sweet and all of the Wag staff love me. I enjoyed my day stay!" I love the Wag people, too, but I was sure happy to see mommy and daddy when they came to get me. Boy, am I gonna sleep tonight!

 

Worth the trip!

July 3rd 2009 11:17 pm
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Today started like most other days, with me waking daddy up early. That's one of my jobs. Today, though, mommy and I didn't say bye-bye daddy. Instead, all of us got in the car and went for a l-o-o-n-g ride. We didn't go to the place where we usually go, where the grapes grow. On this ride the ocean was on my mommy's side of the car instead of my daddy's, and the ride was a lot longer.

When we got there, I got to go off-leash, and there was the ocean! Now, I don't like the water and I was very careful not to get too close. Not like daddy, who got his feet all wet. Mommy and I stayed dry and just walked in the sand. Well, mommy walked. I mostly ran, back and forth between mommy and daddy. There were lots of other dogs there, and their very nice people. I remembered this place. We've been there before. The sand there is like soap powder, all soft and white. And there is a funny kind of green stuff, some kind of plant that smells like the ocean. I don't know what it is, but I peed on as much of it as I could.

We walked all the way to the end of the beach and back again. I was so tired and thirsty, even though I had drinks of water along the way. I thought we'd get in the car and go home then, but I forgot there is also a town, with places mommy and daddy like to go in and look at human stuff. Usually, that means one of them goes inside and the other waits with me outside. But in this town, I can go right in every place with them. I see why they like it! I never smelled so many different things in one day! I met a lot of dogs in the town, too. And the best place of all was full of dog toys and treats and leashes and bowls and, well, just everything! What a great place!

The drive back was also long. By the time we got home it was dark out. Daddy is already asleep on the couch, and I'm going to bed, too. Good night!

 
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