Hi Grandma and Granpa,
hi Granma and Granpa,
Yesterday (Thurs) Mom called me a puppy monster all day. I'm sure it was really a sign of affection. I spent Wed night at Dad's and was good as gold. When mom came to see me Thurs AM before her class, I was SO excited that I started doing that biting thing and accidentally nipped her. She wasn't happy but once I calmed down we did Tenzo cuddle time. She left me to go to class and when she came back, she packed up my kennel to take me home. It was a really long walk to her car because they are repaving all the streets and she couldn't park close. I wasn't too excited to walk. I did meet a really big dog and even though he was gentle and we seemed to get along fine, I freaked out and hid behind her legs and kept hiding in bushes so he wouldn't see me (we'd already rubbed noses etc.) Finally, I was successful in irritating her enough that she carried me for 3 blocks (which was my goal anyway) so I basically rode on top of the kennel. While I was riding, a man came over, told me how adorable I was and wanted to take me home. (I decided to stay with mom). When we got to the car, as she was loading in her backpack and my kennel, I jumped in and sat in the drivers seat. I realize that I can't get my license until I am almost 2 years old but that doesn't mean I shouldn't practice. When I got home, I was so excited. I raced down the hallway and attacked my rug. After that, I got a little wound up again. Mommy was talking to Marcia and I started biting again (managed to get her other hand this time). She basically sat on me to calm me down then I had a brief time out in my kennel. I whined because I couldn't see her. She let me out but ignored me until Aunt jenny came for a walk. I'm sure YOU would never ignore me like she does! Mom and Aunt Jen took me on a 2 mile walk up towards the church and made me sit every time we crossed a street. There sure are a lot of streets in this neighborhood. I was calm when I got home and crawleed in my kennel and went to sleep at 10PM. Mom seemed pretty happy to go to bed early too. However, a little after 11PM, I woke up and decided that I wanted water and cuddles etc. so I barked until I woke up mommy. She didn't seem thrilled but did let me have some water. Of course, I slept the rest of the night but woke here up earlier than usual because my bladder was really full. She looked so funny standing in the grass in sweats, glasses and her hair on top of her head early this AM.
Today she says I am much calmer and she's given me extra cuddle time. However, except for peanut butter, I haven't had a treat in nearly 3 days!!! She claims that later today we are going to the puppy store and maybe I'll get some ice cream for her birthday. I met another dog today (Pete) and his owner gave her all sorts of info about some place that trains puppies. I'm not sure what she's thinking but from my viewpoint, she's the one who needs training, not me. I've been practicing with the zippers and strings on my backpack so I am getting stronger and might be able to come back to Pgh soon. I've even been trying to drag around mom's heavy backpack as an extra workout! I'll bet you'd be surprised if I showed up on your doorstep. There's even a famous book about another dog that did that and Disney made it into a movie so don't underestimate me!
Granpa, I hope you're feeling better. I just wanted you to know that you are much better at holding and cuddling me than mom and your lap is more puppy-friendly than hers. I can't wait to get back on it over Xmas.
Well, time for the 2nd nap of the day,
When I say to move, it means go someplace else, not switch positions with
each other so there are still two dogs in the way.
The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other
dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the
middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food
and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.
The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me
to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help, because I fall
faster than you can run.
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king size bed. I am very sorry about
this. Do not think I will continue to sleep on the couch to ensure your
comfort. Look at videos of dogs sleeping, they can actually curl up in a
ball. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out
to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out
and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space used is
nothing but doggy sarcasm.
My compact discs are not miniature Frisbees.
For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some
miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not
necessary to claw, whine, try to turn the knob, or get your paw under the
edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I
entered. In addition, I have been using bathrooms for years, canine
attendance is not mandatory.
The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dogs butt. I cannot
stress this enough. It would be such a simple change for you.
Rules for non pet owners who visit and like to complain about our pets.
1. The dog lives here. You don't.
2. If you don't want dog hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.
3. I like my dog a lot better than I like most people.
4. To you, she's a dog. To me, she's an adopted daughter who is short,
hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly.
5. Dogs are better than kids. They eat less, don't ask for money all the
time, are easier to train, usually come when called, never drive your car,
don't hang out with drug-using friends, don't smoke or drink, don't worry
about buying the latest fashions, don't wear your clothes, don't need a
gazillion dollars for college, and if they get pregnant, you can sell the
The same applies to cats, except they ignore you until you are asleep.
T's quite happy today.
Dear g'Mom and g'Dad;
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