Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Today .....

Today Mum said that it was her birthday and she's now really old, yesterday she just felt really old and last year she was just old.
She's 50.

Today she looks just the same as she did yesterday except she's wearing tidier clothes 'cose she went out to lunch with Grandma. Hine and I had to stay at home - we weren't invited! Then the day got worse. It started to rain and we were outside. Hine decided that she needed to squish into my kennel with me, there's not much room in there but she managed to fit somehow.

Today hasn't been very good for Eddie either. Mum stood on his foot twice and the second time he squealed that loud that both Hine and me got a fright and tried to get out of the kennel at the same time.

Today Mum was 50 and today I learnt that the kennel door is too small for two dogs to get out of at the same time!

"Just a Dog"

Mum wanted to put this on the blog. She got it as an email today and said that it was really true.

From time to time, people tell me, "Lighten up, it's just a dog," or "That's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog."

Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog." Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted.

Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."

"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.

Because of "just a dog", I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.

"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day. I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog", but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a man or woman."

So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog" just smile... Because they "just don't understand."

Written by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. From the Therapy Dog Inc. News Magazine

Friday, January 14, 2011

Spook the great hunter

Yesterday there was great excitement. Spook ran inside making that strange noise that cats make when they've caught a mouse or a bird. All the BlackCats ran to see what he had caught and Mum told him he was a very brave cat 'cose that big leaf looked pretty mean and must have put up a bit of a fight!

Xmas is strange

A few weeks ago when Mum said we were going to have Xmas I didn't know what it was but some really strange things happened that must have been because of it. We had a tree in our lounge! Mum spent ages hanging stuff all over it and told me that if I peed on it I'd be in real trouble. Why on earth would you put a toilet in your lounge and cover it in shiny balls and lights? I really don't understand people sometimes but I thought I better hang on to my tug toy just in case Mum decided she needed another ball for the tree!

My New Years Resolution

Mum says that my New Years resolution has to be to blog more. Well I think she should stop spending so much time making dopey dolls and help me. She knows that I'm no good at spelling! Blame the Imp in the impatiens and the leprechauns and all the pixies and fairies she's been making. When she's making them they are everywhere and I know Dad gets worried that he's never going to be able to see the table again 'cose they sit there waiting for Mum to give them faces. I think they are weird and they look even weirder when they haven't got faces!


We had Xmas and it was a really awesome day. Mum said there would be presents and yummy food and that Jaben and Sarah were coming with Lycan. They bought Rizla too and Mum said she had to be chained to the kennel 'cose three loopy dogs racing about would be too much. She also said that Rizla was in season, whatever that meant.

Mum and Jaben filled up a huge water bowl for Hine and me which I thought was really thoughtful 'cose it was such a hot day ...... then they let Lycan get in it! Ewwwwww.

It got worse. They showed him how to use water pistols which meant we got squirted!

three damp dogs and an armed terrorist!

Hine is such a wus she had to go and hide in the garden!

There was heaps of good food and Dad cooked on the BBQ.

It smelt really good but I didn't worry about it much 'cose I suddenly figured out what Rizla being in season was all about. Mum said thank goodness I was neutered. All I know is after Xmas day I was really tired!