December 15 /09
For a dog that really doesn't love winter, I sure am going on lots of walks lately. Yesterday I went out six times! And it wasn't because my family wanted to take me walking - I actually asked to go.
And I have a very good reason - I've been looking for squirrels.
I don't know about you but I just don't see them anymore. I've searched high and low but I can't find even one. And it's driving me nuts. What's a walk without a squirrel or two to chase up a tree? So I no sooner come home after a walk, and I ask to go out again an hour or two later. Needless to say, it's driving my parents nuts too.
Yeah, it's excessive. But I'm otherwise very good about going out. I never, ever wake anyone up to take me out. If my family wants to sleep, so will I. I know lots of dogs who wake their people up at the crack of dawn to go out. Not me.
Not yet. So six walks later on isn't too much to ask for, right?
Anyway, I find it so strange how the squirrels just seem to have disappeared. I wonder where they are. I often sit by the window waiting for them to show up in the back yard so I can jump against the window and bark and scare them away. But they just don't come. Funny, the same thing happened last winter, and the winter before that... hmm ... and the winter before that. What's going on??
I was thinking maybe they live up in the trees during the winter because if they stayed on the ground they'd be buried under the snow, and then how would they find anything to eat?? Then again, what could they possibly be eating on the treetops? Puzzling ...
I bet my friend Dewey Dewster knows. He knows everything.
Anyway, I was out doing errands in the car with Mama the other day and we passed the dog park. It was all covered with snow. I'm allowed to go to the park only when certain dogs are there, or when it's empty.. That's because some of the dogowners haven't taught their dogs to be sociable and there have been a couple of badboy brawls that landed me on the vet's table getting stitches.
My dogpark. Are the squirrels hiding there?
Well, it sure looked empty to me. But did we stop? Noooooo. Mama was "too busy." Too busy? How can anyone be too busy to go to the dog park? Anyway, she promised that I will go very soon. I can't wait . Maybe the squirrels are hiding in the park. Heh.
Oh. By the way, the other day I had a bad case of dire-rear and I pooped out a plastic bag. I didn't eat for two days and I was lethargic. I didn't even want to play. So I got hauled off to the vet. She said I was ok and now I'm mostly back to normal. My parents don't know where I got the plastic bag (someone's leftover lunch in the garbage can at Papa's office - but shhh) and I'm sure not telling them. But I'm feeling fine. Here I am playing with my toys again.
Also, I want to thank all of you who have been sending me Holiday cards. We're saving them to post on Christmas Day. See you then.