Playdate with Princesse

April 19/ 09

Guess what everybody?? Princesse and I finally went on our playdate!

I've waited so long for this day to arrive. When I finally laid eyes on her, I knew she was worth the wait. She's so pretty and so sweet. I just love her!

Princesse (that's Princess in French) was rescued by Mama's friend, Naomi. She's a Doberman/Shepherd mix and she's two and a half, just like me. She's a good, strong runner, she can jump very high and she loves sticks. She's also a bit of a rascal. She's my kind of girl.

So this is what happened: Yesterday, Mama and Naomi took us to an empty tennis court near their old high school. They kept the gate shut by tying my bandana around the poles and bang - off came the leashes and we ran like crazy.

Well, I chased Princesse and she chased me til we just about collapsed. Being city dogs, we don't have that many chances to run off-leash so this was a real treat, let me tell you. Mama and Naomi were so glad to see us jumping and playing and enjoying our freedom. We had cookies and water and we played with sticks and my favourite ball.

Princesse stole my ball but I didn't mind.


Frankly, I really wanted it back but I was a gentleman and waited for her to finish chewing it.

I waited and waited.

Til I just went and found myself a stick but...


she stole that too. I didn't mind. Mama said I was a pushover for Princesse but I didn't know what that meant.

When I found another stick, Princesse stole that one too her. *sigh* So finally I stole her leash and ran away with it! HEH.

You'll never guess what I did afterwards. Naomi, Princesse, Mama and I were sitting in Mama's car. They were talking and having a MacDonald's coffee while Princesse was asleep on the floor and I was sitting in the back seat.

Well, I accidentally stepped on the button that opens the window, but no one noticed. Next thing I know, I'm jumping out of the car! I just could not help myself.

We were parked right opposite the dog run and there were so many dogs there - which is why we went to the tennis courts - and I just HAD to go and play with them.

Well, Mama went ghost-white and she called my name in a shrieky witch voice and ran out of the car. She scared me so much, I just sat down and froze.

She came over to me ever-so-slowly because she was afraid if she moved too quickly, I'd run. She grabbed my collar and gave me a good what-for. Geesh, I sat down, didn't I? I could have made her chase me all through the neighbourhood if I wanted to.

Well, she hustled me back into that car so fast my feet bearly touched the ground. I knew I'd been a very bad boy and I was very sad at being yelled at. Anyway, we all got over it, but Mama says she's going to have to lock my window from now on, or get me a seat belt, so I don't think I'm going to be jumping out of the car again any time soon.


Abby said...

Hi, Chef...

Oh what a fun time you had with Princesse...I bet you were tired when you got home...

Your Mom must have been soooo scared when you jumped out of the car...Please don't ever do that again...

I hope you get to go on another playdate with Princesse really soon...

Abby xxxooo

Niamh said...

What a lovely girlfriend you've got Chef! Of course us black and tan girls rule. It is so nice that you both have a common interest in chasing and in sticks.

Please no more jumping out the window. Very scary.

Your friend,

Joe Stains said...

What a great date! Mom said you are a very good boy for letting the girl have your toys. But it was naughty to jump out of the car, only because you could have been lost or hurt!!

Mason Dixie said...

What a great play date you had, and how gentleman of you to give up your toys. =)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Chef!
Sounds like you had a pawesome time with Princesse! And you were so good sharing your toys and sticks with her!
You had an adventure jumping out of the car but please don't do it again!
Kisses and hugs

Asta said...

You mst have sawed youw Mama to deaf..Mine would have totally fweaked..pleez don't jump out could get weally huwt.
Youw playdate wif Pwincesse looked so gweat. I can tell she is a fun, bootiful, fwiend. Hope you get to see hew again soon.
smoochie kisses

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Chef....It looks like ya had a great date with Princesse....I can see yer smitten with 'er fer sure....but how did ya find a stick on a tennis court ????? YA have a stick fetish fer sure.....'n that green ball sure looks fabulous....

Dewey Dewster here....

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You did what? You ruined a perfectly wonderful date by jumping out of a car window and running away? It will undoubtedly be a loooooooong time before you get another date with Princess.

We're so sorry, Chef. It looked like a real romance was budding here.

Next time, take your date with you!

PS -- Before your mom has a heart attack at the thought, we better tell her we're just kidding.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Ah yes!

I know THAT voice!

I've heard a few times!

That was furry khool woo got to play with Princesse!

Mom did a transport on Sunday...Guess what? Ammi (Amethyst) was GSD/Dobie! She was a khutie beawooty like your playdate!


Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great time you had with Princesse, Chef! Any girlie would love to have you as a boy-friend!
OOPS! I guess jumping out the window wasn't a great idea! We're glad your mom nabbed you quickly! How many new gray hairs is she sporting?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Chef you rascal! Looks like a impressive date with Princesse, running off your leads and playing sticks n stuffs. Lucky boy. I'm wagging pleased for you.Smart moves by the Mom's to take you to the tennis courts.You do look a bit smitten kitten in your pushover photo, heheee!!! But that car stunt, woah. But hey good job on the sit and freeze. Hope Mom's recovered and arranged your next date with Princesse.

Wiry wags pal. Eric x

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what a wonderful time you had. That Callie does the same thing she always is taking our balls and sticks.. She usually jacks them and just drops them. What happen to fetching? She also knows how to push the button in the backseat to get the window open. She hasn't escaped yet but Dad keeps the kid proof lock on..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh Mom forgot to tell you that you guessed right.. It was the leads that gave it away and those funny spotted feet that girl has..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Pedro said...


You are a true gentledawg! Princesse is so beautiful, I can see why you were such a pushover. I hope you get to run free with her again soon. Happy Blogaversary!!!


Anonymous said...

Chef, my mom turned white just reading about you jumping out the window. I'm glad you're okay! Your play date sounds great - it was so nice of you to share your toys. (I've been known to steal leashes and run around with them too - isn't it fun? Ha ha!)

See ya!

happy said...

Hi Chef, you're not a pushover, you're just being the perfect gentleman! Princesse sure is pretty!

I'm so relieved you're ok. Wouldn't do to jump out of the car window like that.

Rambo said...

Always the gentledawg you are! What a fun play date. Girls can be fun sometimes, huh?
Hey, no more hopping out of cars okay?? You wanna give your Mama a heart attack or something?? Then who will feed you?
Be good,

The Puppies said...

Looks like you had lots of fun sharing sticks and toys with Princesse. She is one lucky dog to have you for a playdate!!! I too have jumped out of the window one time while Mom and Dad were taking me somewhere. Now the locks on the windows are always on and we never get any fresh air in the car! Marshall says I ruined it for everyone! I couldn't help it-- i saw another dog while we were stopped and wanted to say hey!
Opal (and the other Puppies)

Peanut said...

What a fun time you had. Mom saw the window thing on facebook and told me she would kill me if I did that. We are glad you are okay.

Hero said...

Princesse is gorgeous! If I was ever lucky enough to get a play date with her I'd let her play with all of my sticks and toys just like you did. Sharing with a pretty girl certainly doesn't make you a pushover. Just means that you're a gentleman. Sorry to hear that you got yelled at trying to say hello to the other dogs, but our hoomans usually know what they're talking about. At least you were a good boy and sat down and waited for her. In the car I always have to wear a harness strapped to a seat belt just in case I get any ideas. It really isn't all that bad so maybe you could try it sometime.

Emma and Emmy said...

You sure have LOTS of fun. Thanks for sharing with us. ^_^

Tibby said...

Hi Chef!
It sounds like you had a wonderful playdate! Jumping out of the car might not have been the best idea but sometimes a dog just can't help it!
:) Tibby

Moco said...

We are glad that you had a great play day with Princess, but NEVER jump out the car window again. You never know what is on the other side of that car door until you get out and sometimes it is not good. Sometimes it could be a big stick or ice cream though.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my goodness, Chef, it gave me a scare just reading about what you did! Your poor human - she must have been so frightened!

Anyway, I thought you were very good to sit so quickly - and your playdate with Princesse looked fantastic! My favourite picture is the one of you bowing to her.

Please come over to my blog as I have an award for you!

Honey the Great Dane

Aniemother said...

That looks like so much fun!


Homer said...

Hey Chef,

Somebody is in is in the air!

That Naomi looks like a fine girl. I think she's a good catch. Good choice Chef!

BTW, have you kiss her yet?


Lois Lane/Laney said...

Whew, Chef! Don't scare your mom like that again! You made my mom nervous just reading about it!

Mack said...

Hi Buddy!

How ya been?
Princesse is one hot chica!!