September 25th 2012 9:54 am
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Today I’d like to talk about barking. Some of you have been very diligent on making sure your humans are aware of what is actually happening around them; others seem to take a more laid back attitude and figure if the humans aren’t making a big deal out of something lurking about outside then why should you?
Now that brings me back to the barking…Coco and I are sitting up on the daybed waiting for the delivery of the new dishwasher so we can bark our heads off. As you all know, we are in the process of packing up or California house and getting ready to move to New Mexico. One of the things momma is taking with her is the dishwasher that is in the California house. In the ten years that the humans have lived in our California home, there have been four different dishwashers. The one that was installed in the house when the humans bought it lasted less than one year. Yup, it would not get the dishes clean so momma bought a different brand from the local home improvement store. Of course it cleaned well at first, then, it too stopped cleaning the dishes so that one was also replaced with a different model. The third dishwasher probably lasted three years and once again momma noticed that it too was leaving “stuff” on the plates and glasses. In a desperate move, momma bought the fourth dishwasher and she is finally happy so she is not going to leave it here in the house we are going to rent out. I really don’t understand why she needs a dishwasher anyhow as all she has to do is put the dishes on the floor and Coco and I would be happy to clean them for her and it would save a lot of money and frustration.
It also happens to be trash pick up day so that means there will be three different trash trucks (regular, recyclable and green waste) coming along. These are always fun to bark at because we want to let the humans know that someone is stealing our trash but each week all we get for our efforts is “SHUT UP”!
We will also get to bark like crazy when daddy comes home. He had some business to take care of this morning so when we get home it will be a barking party. Daddy actually hates that we do this because we sound like a pack of wild dogs but he has to understand our point of view, someone needs to let momma know that there is an intruder coming into the house so that’s what we do.
And if we get really lucky the UPS or FEDEX drivers will come to the house and deliver packages to Coco or me, so of course we will bark, bark, BARK. I’m still waiting for the first shipment of NEW stuffies from pals that want me to grow them in the magic red sand rock soil on our New Mexico rancho. Make sure you send them soon because the snows will start pretty soon and I’d like to get them in the ground before the temperatures get below freezing. For those of you who send your stuffies when the temperatures are too cold to plant outside I do have a state of the art green house so they can be planted indoors, but please be aware that stuffies tend to produce less off springs when they are planted indoors.
Well that’s it for me today. I have to go get a good spot on the daybed.
I love barking too, and most times don't know that I am cause I can't hear...BOL
I don't know, Puff, I don't bark, hardly ever. I know there are things out there and I am glad you are on alert!
Hope your move in continuining to go well.
sorry, my Mom didn't spell the one word right! Humans, go figure!!
I Scooter, endorse barking in all ways mentioned above and so many more. BOL
It is very hard to bark with a mouth full of CHICKIE!! The feathers get sucked down your windpipe!!!
My Mom won't let me clean the dishes either, though I offer to help after every meal!
I'm sorry people steal your trash. :( At least you're doing your part to get the word out about these thieves!
Barking parties are fun! I had one the other day with the neighbor dogs. We took turns seeing who could bark the loudest!
Hope you get lots of stuffie orders in soon! I, personally, don't care for stuffies. I prefer a nice natural bone. I wonder if they would grow in your magic soil!