Mama's so busy / Garden pics / Kibble

June 10 /08

I'm a sad and lonely Boxer because Mama has been so freakin' busy lately and she's been spending less and less time with me. And I don't like it. Not one bit.

I've been forced to swallow my pride and follow her around like a little lost puppy. I also haven't had any blog time in I don't know how long because she's always hogging the computer, and I've had to neglect my friends. She finally helped me blog tonight. Well, I don't mean to be rude, but it's about time!

I've taken to leaning into Mama a lot just to make sure I'm still part of her pack. She reassures me that I am but still, between her work, and the Exchange, and her dumb garden, and everything else that she does, she's hardly been spending any time with me.

Well, that's not entirely true - we're spending different time together. When she's on the computer, I'm snoozing on the floor by her feet. But I'd much rather she be watching TV or reading so I can snooze on pillows with my head on her lap. And when she's working in the garden, I have to be hooked to my tie-out instead of running in the park, something I haven't been doing a lot of lately.

Will someone please tell my Mama that it's not fair??

She says it's temporary, and besides, we're going through a scorching heat wave and she says I don't tolerate the heat very well on account of my short coat, so running around like a banshee in the dogpark is kind of out of the question right now anyway ... OK, I'll accept that.

And she says she's almost done posting to the Exchange album for me, so she won't be hogging the computer so much, and I can get back to blogging on a regulary basis. That's reasonable. Besides, I'm thrilled that my friends are getting their goodies and sharing them in the album ... OK, so scratch that.

(Geez, it's a darned good thing I assigned Mama to post up the album because if I had to do it myself, it would probably take me two years, which would be worse. So, yeah, scratch that.)
Plus, the garden is almost done and from hereonin it's going to be just maintenance, which doesn't take all that much time. She'll soon be getting back to her books and magazines and watching some TV, so I won't have to lie on a scratchy old carpet so much. OK, that sounds like a plan.

So... actually, when I think about it, I'm a pretty happy Boxer, afterall!

Sometimes humans DO make sense...Mama would tell you they always make sense, but I beg to differ.

Anyway, like I said, Mama's been working in the garden. Ya know, I have no idea how she can play with all those flowers and not have the urge to eat them - you can actually see me chomping on some pink lilacs below.

I also don't understand why she works so hard with that big, heavy shovel to dig holes when I can paw one out for her in no time. All she has to do is ask... anyway, I included myself in the garden pictures because I am very much a part of the garden, right?

If you're wondering what happened to my stick pile, it's been moved to a new location. It's now near the fence and away from the garden because it was kind of ruining the grass. But it's growing and I'll keep you posted on it its progress.

The Goody Exchange album is up and running and it's packed with pictures and blurbs from those of you who participated. You all look so cute and happy with your new goodies and I just know that you are enjoying them to bits. The exchange has had me pretty excited, knowing how happy so many of you are. If you aren't in the album yet, send me a comment here at my blog (not the album) and Mama will get you in. Bease and I are the editors, but Mama is the reporter!

Beauty and Rugrat got their goodies from JB today. Mama's waiting for Beauty to wake up from her nap and for Rugrat to come out of the cupboard so she can take some pictures for the album. I really want to chew that box open myself and steal their goodies but, hey, that wouldn't be cool. But I do think I'm going to creep up on Beauty soon and accidentally-on-purpose wake her up because I so want to see what's in that box ...

Beasley got my goody package today and he seems really happy with my choice of presents. I'm really glad and I hope he has so much fun with them. His package is on its way here for me and I should be getting it any day now. I get so excited whenever I think about it, my jowls start flapping around. Hurry, Mr. Postman!!

I'm about to do my first outdoor dogshow of the year this weekend in Brome, Quebec, so on Friday I'll be going for a stinky bath and a nail buzz. Bleh to that. I sure hope the weather changes for the weekend because if I'm hot in the ring, I'll get my cock-eyed face and then I won't look nice. I can't wait to see all my Boxercousins there!

Mama and Papa went to a family reunion in the country last weekend and left me behind. Mama tried to have the family dogs included but no one seemed to want us. Turns out that it was miserably hot and the mosquitos and black flies were biting like crazy. Mama and Papa got chewed up by the bugs in the worst way and Mama has a bad sunburn too. Silly humans. They could have stayed in the city and gone over to my pal Oakley's house and played with him all weekend like I did. Told you humans don't always make sense.

Oh, and I didn't have to spend hours cleaning Oakley's teeth because I'm no longer submissive to him. YAY ~ I'm officially a big boy!


The Zoo Crew said...

Good luck at the outdoor doggy show this weekend! And don't be too hard on your mama ;)


Moco said...

The garden is lovely. You really don't want to go to a family reunion unless someone is going to drop lots of goodies on the ground. Stay out of the heat and stay safe.
We got our pictures of the goody exchange up.

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Chef!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I've been playing with the toys all day! I just can't control myself! I've been leaving them all over the house so that I can conveniently play with them whenever I'm ready! Heehehe...

Mmmmmm and your mom's garden looks delicious. I wish I had grass, but since we are renting a house right now, my human says she doesn't want to pay to put grass in the yard. I'm totally okay with that though, 'cause when the dirt gets wet, I have mud!

Ummm Satan just jumped on my humans bed...I dont think i approve of this behavior!!! Chef! Shhe's now pokey pawing all over my human and licking her! She's taking over my territory! This isn't right is it?

I can't wait till you get your package! I hope you love it!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Simba said...

Sounds like your Mummy is busy. I think thats secret code for, lets ignore the dog, but I could be wrong. Hope the busy ends soon.

Simba x

Ferndoggle said...

Our Mom tends to get really busy this time of year too...must be a Mom thing. We're having a heat wave too...time for frosty paws!!!


Mango said...

Hope your mom remembers to bring a slobber rag to the show this weekend. You will be producing mucho suds if they weather remains hot.

I agree on the gardening. I do try to help with weeding around the fruit trees, but mom says I kick up too much extra dirt and am all messing things up.



Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Yay I live the gift exchange!

My Mom can't have a garden. She says it's onacuz we have so many frikkin pine trees nothing else can grow! And out other house is in an oak hammock with huge oaks all over the frikkin place so the same thing there!

Bussie Kissies

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

So Chef - I got my pawkage from Ruby!

Bussie Kissies

Sparky said...


I hope you and your human will be able to have some real hang-out time together again soon! It must be tough when she's so busy...

Those garden pictures are certainly beautiful... I bet the flowers would taste lovely, hee hee.


Clover said...

Hi Chef!
Your mama's gardens look beautiful!! It is so hot here too - I am trying to lay low to stay cool. Glad to hear your mom is finishing up some projects so she will be able to spend more time with you!
Love Clover xo

Maggie & Mitch said...

Your mom's garden is just beautiful, Chef!
Good luck at your dog show! We'll be rooting for you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Rambo said...

Yes Chef....I know what you mean. I will be so happy when the Lakers are done playing basketball and then I get some human attention. I am so tired of hearing them shout at the television!!

Abby said...

Hi, Chef...

Sounds like your Mom has been really busy...

I love your garden...It's looks really good with you right in the middle of it...

Good luck at the Dog Show...& have fun building your stick pile...

Abby xxxooo

Peanut said...

Your mom needs to quit being busy and spend more time with you. We are posting about my goody box tonight.

Willow the Black Dale said...

You make the garden look good! Doesn't your momma know if woudn't be a garden without you??
Have fun at your show and stay cool! Your momma rocks as the reporter for our exchange!

Aire hugs,

Mindy Lu said...

BARK!! Mommy and daddy have been doing a lot of digging lately too. She even put out a bunch of good smelling dirt, but she thought it was stinky. Dumb Max could dig way faster than she does.
We have been hot out here too. On our last walk, I just gave up and sat down. That set mommy straight and she rushed us home.
BARK! Sasha the Princess
PS- you remind mommy of her friend in Washington.

Eric said...

Chef, pal, I feel for you cos my Mom is too busy too.... didn't have time for me to wag over to see you till now ...always making me late.

Your garden looks pretty, apart from the lack of sticks of course. Sticks are the best but lets not tell that to our pals who like balls or there won't be enough for me and you!

Good luck in the dog show Chef.

Wagging, Eric

Lola Smiles said...

Such a beautiful garden! My mom's been playing with her weeds a lot lately too. I sorta miss the snow. *sigh*

Good luck with the show!

luv ya
Lola Smiles

Bella the Boxer said...

Chef, your Mom's garden is boo-tiful! My Mom is very jealous because hers doesn't look nearly as nice. The only thing that grows really well are her roses, but she says what's the point since I like to bite their little heads off. Hope you are staying cool in the heat wave!

xoxo - Bella

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Chef,
Our internet is back up but keeps knocking us off & on. Trying to catch up on bloggies. Very nice garden photos. Mama likes seeing those. How did you do at the dog show??? Let us know. Hehehe, we luv your drool picture above too. Hope you have a fun week!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers