Chester T. Chubbs,The Life of a Dog & His Human

Our Little House Trip

July 9th 2013 12:31 pm
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We started our trip about 2 weeks ago, and are in the Virginia town of Edinburg. It's about the best place in the world for doggies! there are many, many ducks!! They swim on the river, which runs right in front of our little house.
Mty little house is on wheels, and Daddy can make it go anywhere. I help him make it go, by sitting next to him, and looking at him, which I think is almost as important as he tells me it is. He makes me feel as if he couldn't make it go very fast or far if he didn't have me here beside him.
So, we are here and I love it! Mama and I go out every morning, and feed those quacking ducks. I sit close to the water, on the banks of the little river. Sometimes, I fall in a bit, but Mama rescues me each time. We throw in bits of bread, and the ducks come and get it. some even catch it mid air! There are baby ducks too, and the big ducks try and take the bread away from them! The Mama duck gets angry then, and nips at them, until they stop stealing. I watch those ducks carefully. At times, they fight, and then I have to stand up fast, to show them that I am bigger, and will stop any nonsense they are thinking of.
It's so fun, being in the mountains. I relax in the evenings, with Mam and Daddy, after supper. We sit outside, or take walks. Last night, we picked raspberries. They taste yucky, but daddy likes them on ice cream. He can have them all, but it's fun to find them.

 

My Little House

April 28th 2013 6:13 pm
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Today was a super fun day! Daddy took Mama and I to one of my favorite places to chase after gooses; Bull Run park! Once upon a time, this place was filled with troops that had cannons and swords, and killed one another. It's hard to believe it, because it so peaceful now, well, til I get there and chase all those gooses, and ducks and make em fly away!
There are meadows, filled with wildflowers of all kinds. Today, Daddy wanted to see the Virginia Bluebells, and so he asked mama if we wanted to take our "Little House".
I want to tell you about our "Little House"! It is a tiny house on wheels, that Daddy can drive around. It has a kitchen, a bathroom, that has a small tub just for me, and a dining area, a couch and Mama has a bed, over the top of where we sit and drive. Daddy and I drive, and Mama can rest her neck and back. It's pretty cool, and I love getting in, and going to different places. Many times, we spend the night in it, sometimes for days and days.
Our little house even has a name. Daddy picked it out and had a silver keychain engraved for Mama. You will never guess, not in a million zillion years! It is named; "Chester's House"!!
Are you surprised? I was! It's the most funnest thing, cause we just hop in and go wherever we want.
Sometimes, Daddy will ask Mama if we can go to Boston Market and get chicken and cornbreads with lot's of BUTTER!Then we take our chicken and eat it at the table. After, we go for a walk, then home again (to my little house) where Mama and Daddy play cards, dominoes or board games. Then it's time for our naps. When we wake up, it's time for another walk, and I get to chase those gooses again. Or we find our way down to the river. There ducks on that little river, and I like to look at them and dream about chasing them, clean outta that water, ha ha ha...
Last month, we went to my sisser Alissa's home, and we were nice and cozy in my little house, even though it was so cold outside. Daddy just plugged it into a socket, and just like the big house, it got nice and warm. Mama and I went outside the next day, and what do you think the sky had done, overnight? It snowed! I sank into the cold white blanket, that lay on the ground. Mama had to pick me up, because that snow was over my head. I could only breathe when I put my nose up as high as I could! We had a nice few days there.
We also went to a place called Louisa, where we are going to go and LIVE for a whole year!!
Sisser Margie will take care of my big house, and daddy, mama and I, will hit the road. I hope to have lot's of stories to tell, about the adventures I know that my family will have. I will tell you about the campfires at night, and the walks by the lake, and the gooses and ducks I will chase!

 

Good Boy, Chester

November 4th 2010 4:58 pm
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Chester and I are completely and irrevocably joined at the ankles.He is the best little guy in the world. It seems though that I am worried about the day he'll leave me, and I'll have to move on. I know that like with Sherry, it'll hurt so badly, that I'll wish I were with him. This time though, I think I'll go to the shelter, and adopt another dog that needs a home. I hope that I'll be able to transfer my hurt into joy.
Ches is in school, again. He's doing so well! He tried very hard, to do what is asked of him, each and every time. He is loved by his teacher, Mis Carol. She's shown me how to do alot of things, with and for Chester. One time, he didn't want to comply, (in the last session), and when I scolded him, he sat up and back really tall on his haunches. His little paws were held out to me, and so of course I did what every good mama does, when teaching something important to her baby; I melted. I took him into my arms and told him it was o.k., he was always and completely loved.
I remember feeling that way about Sherry, but it's like I had her in another lifetime. Maybe it's just what happens when pain is too much.
I moved the cats in with us. Pookie is 19, now, and Mitzi is about 12. That's so odd, to think of Pookie as being old. She's very frail. She's also as light as a feather. Mitzi is also a little lighter. She stays under the bed mostly. I don't know why Ches objects to Mitzi, but he does. He tolerates Pookie, because she scratched him. She wasn't about to let a dog push her around.
SoI am learning to be with my kitties again. I was so scared after I came back from Fla., to get close again. But I lost 2 years with them, and I won't lose anymore.

 

Old Friends, New Friends

August 7th 2009 8:29 pm
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I lost a friend last week. I had 7 friends, and now have 6. That's alot of friends, still. It doesn't make me miss Ginger, any less. She was beautiful, and when I had no friends, here on dogster, she found me. I appreciated that, because after being here for 5 months, I thought that it was just like everywhere else. My mommie looked through the dogs, sent gifts, e-mailed notes to doggies that might find they had something in common with me, or might be as lonely as I was. We sat at the computer, night after night, looking...
Then came Ginger, and her fantastic family! I was not, and am not lonely anymore.
Even Though Ginger has crossed over the bridge, she will remain in my heart. When the time comes for me to cross, I know she will be waiting. She'll make me feel as welcome there, as she did here, on Dogster. She'll be my first friend! Again!

 

A Terrific Day!

June 25th 2009 7:15 pm
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Wow! So that was Father's Day! I hope that there are more days like that one. I once again got to eat meat to my little heart's content. My sis is a really good cook! Mommy and I got tired about midway through the festivities so we took a nap on Alissa and Alan's bed. Pretty comfy. It got me away from the little Princess who continues her biting on me. I was like, "o.k., I know this is your spread. Here are some treats, and we'll just stay in the car for a bit." She didn't give a hoot! Just kept up a constant yipping and yapping at me. We finally got out, and she bit me! At least Mason took up for me, and said,"bad dog, Princess, go away!"Made me feel a heckuva lot more welcome; I love that little guy. He played with me as nuch as possible. I also saw Rigo, one of my favs, and Little Anna. Little Alissa is not as scared of me now, and Little Lawreen actually fed me some chicken from her tiny hand. Josh took my leash and walked me for a ways in the woods. I like the woods in particular. It's easy to pretend that I'm hunting, and I'm with my pack.
I have noticed that Daddy likes me much more than he used to. He even took up for me when I finally bit Princess back! That was so cool!! I thought I'd be in BIG trouble, but he understood that when a female keeps biting a guy, it gets old.
We stayed for around 4 or 5 hours, just eating and taking it easy, playing with the short guys, and then we came home.
Home, my favorite part. Where I'm top dog. O.K., so I'm the only dog, but I'm still Top Dog there.
Til next time.

 

A Terrific Day!

June 25th 2009 7:15 pm
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Wow! So that was Father's Day! I hope that there are more days like that one. I once again got to eat meat to my little heart's content. My sis is a really good cook! Mommy and I got tired about midway through the festivities so we took a nap on Alissa and Alan's bed. Pretty comfy. It got me away from the little Princess who continues her biting on me. I was like, "o.k., I know this is your spread. Here are some treats, and we'll just stay in the car for a bit." She didn't give a hoot! Just kept up a constant yipping and yapping at me. We finally got out, and she bit me! At least Mason took up for me, and said,"bad dog, Princess, go away!"Made me feel a heckuva lot more welcome; I love that little guy. He played with me as nuch as possible. I also saw Rigo, one of my favs, and Little Anna. Little Alissa is not as scared of me now, and Little Lawreen actually fed me some chicken from her tiny hand. Josh took my leash and walked me for a ways in the woods. I like the woods in particular. It's easy to pretend that I'm hunting, and I'm with my pack.
I have noticed that Daddy like me much more than he used to. He even took up for me when I finally bit Princess back! That was so cool!! I thought I'd be in BIG trouble, but he understood that when a female keeps biting a guy, it gets old.
We stayed for around 4 or 5 hours, just eating and taking it easy, playing with the short guys, and then we came home.
Home, my favorite part. Where I'm top dog. O.K., so I'm the only dog, but I'm still Top Dog there.
Til next time.

 

My First Father's Day With My Dad

June 21st 2009 3:20 am
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I'm a bit nervous today. Mommy say's that today is special, and that I can't lick at myself, can't nibble at hands and can't bark too much. So, I'm wondering if I'm being looked at as being "on trial" or something scary like that. What if I do the wrong thing? It's worrying to a doggie who knows what it's like to be the one who always got in the way of a big foot! I mean, I thought I had this thing figured out and was staying forever.
We're going to my human sister's home today. The one that has a little dog they call "Princess" who is always looking at my ampleness with a little too much interest in her greedy little eyes. Sort of reminds me of the sleek hungry tiger in "The Saggy Baggy Elephant", the way she stares at my tummy! I tell you, Mommy even makes me bring her some of my biscuits and she still persists in snapping and snarling! I'll have to stay close enough for protection, which is embarrassing for a dog of my stature. They should've named her "Jaws", instead.

 

A Cook Out

June 8th 2009 9:43 am
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I went to my human sister's home yesterday, out in the country. We had a cookout with lot's of MEAT!! I ate an incredible amount of BBQ chicken, and had a taste of 2 kinds of very well cooked ribs. The ribs were marinated in different kinds of Nicaraguan sauces. Mom made sure they were cooked even past the recommended temps. She's a stickler for that when it comes to pork. I'd have liked more, but she only gave me a sampling of what I'm missing in this world of epicurean delights.
Then she let me off leash for a romp with my nephews and neices. It's not often that she does that, but Dad said that I stay so close to her all of the time that he didn't see why not. Then I had to show him why not, and ran down the hill, away from the kids, with Mama trailing right behind me the whole glorious way! Her voice was getting higher and higher, and when it got to the panicky level, I took pity on the old girl and stopped running. I then thought,"uh-oh, I may have taken this little joke too far", so I turned around with my best smile that clearly said,"what?, I'm not on leash? I could've sworn I felt a leash! Well, I certainly had fun!", and that excited look that say's," after all, I really am still just a puppy,learning about the world!", and she settled down.
My sister has a little girl dog , Princess,that doesn't like me. I don't know why. Each time I've visited, I bring doggie treats for her. She snarls at me and even BIT me! I've decided that the next time I go there, I'm going to ignore her. After all, there have to be 2 in a quarl, right?
After a few hours, we started the long trip back. I have to wear a seat belt in the car, and the 2 I've tried dig into me. This week, we have to find another. I wish that she'd find one that is comfy, and lets me turn around. Till next time!

 

Another Day, Another Bone

February 24th 2009 6:03 am
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So, the day starts. My human, who insists that she's my "Mommy", altho I know that THAT one can't be true cuz I have one of those. You know-the kind that just will NOT let a guy be independent, always hovering about taking away sharp objects, or licking one in places they have no right to be sticking their noses into- YEAH, Those! (bad enough to have 1, but 2?) Anywhoo, as I said, the day starts and first thing, starts checking out my bum for worms. I just look at her. Having fun down there "Mommy"? While you're at it, why don't you just scratch a little, the places I can't reach. No, I am NOT being lazy! You know as well as I, that one of my legs is shorter than the other's, so there!
Nah, all kidding aside, she's a decent sort. A little on the needy side but all things considered...
Then after she gets her coffee,asks me if I want to go outside. Do I LOOK as if I want to go out? There's frost on that ground out there! If you would've purchased those very handsome boots while we were up in 'Ole Virginny' like I wanted, we wouldn't be having this discussion! Yeah, yeah,yeah, I know I didn't know how much they were. That's your department-not mine. I'm just saying... No, i'm going back to sleep. Til next time, I remain,Chubilishious

 
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