Monday, March 24, 2008

My Giant Bone

A few weeks ago, my Daddy bought me a big, giant, rawhide bone! It was so big I almost couldn't put my mouth around it.

I love rawhide bones, but I had no idea they made them this big. Apparently, they make them even bigger.

At first I didn't know what to do with it! It seemed too big to eat so I just stared at it and licked it.

I might have whined a few times too.
I eventually got to the point where I could carry it in my mouth. Normally I my nylabones or rawhide bones at the end, but this time, I carried the bone like a real dog.
My favorite place to chew bones is on the couch on top of Mommy's blanket. I know, that seems kind of gross but, she would rather have bone residue on her washable blanket than her couch.
Rawhide is hard to clean off of a microsuede couch.
Mommy came over to take my picture and I thought she was going to steal my bone. Once I learned how to carry it and chew on it, I became very possessive over my new toy!

Believe it or not, I ate the entire bone. It's all gone. OK. Well, I almost ate the entire bone, I would have if Mommy stopped shoving her fingers in my mouth to pull out the almost swallowed 4'' chunks of rawhide. My parents keep throwing away the ends or the last little bits' and pieces because they are too afraid I'm going to choke on it.

Anyway, we were laying on the couch and Mommy tried to pet me. I thought she was going to try to take away my rawhide bone. Well, I growled at her. I got away with it while she took this video, but the second time I tried to growl at her like this I got in trouble and I got my rawhide bone taken away from me!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Blizzard 2008

Oh the cold wet snow...I can't make up my mind if I hate it or love it. I don't like being cold and I don't like being wet but there is something invigorating about being out in the snow.

A few weekend ago, it snowed 20" leaving me and my parents snowed in and trapped in our apartment for two days.

Obviously, it didn't keep me from going out to play in though. Mommy wanted to play in the snow and so she would force me outside under false pretenses.

After I take care of my business, Mommy walks the opposite direction from our warm apartment into a huge snow drift pile. Then, she calls me to come to her. Yeah riight..

But next thing I know, I'm charging forward into snow that is so deep it could bury me.

I decided I had-had enough of running around in the snow so I turned around and followed my path back to the apartment. I didn't feel like forging a new trail.

Mommy called me back out to see if I would come to her, but instead I stood on our patio and barked at her telling her it was time to come inside.

She finally acquiesced and our adventures out in the cold ended with some snuggling on the couch while watching a movie. It is worth being outside in the cold and then freezing so that when you go inside where it is warm it makes you feel all warm and cuddly.

I tried to convince Mommy to make me hot chocolate but she said "no!"

Thursday, March 06, 2008

A Puppy's Little Heart

I'm sure we've all heard stories from someone claiming their dog had a "heart" in its coat, but upon looking closely at the dog's coat it became obvious that this "heart" was an odd-shaped circle.

In one case, this heart shape was not a stretch of imagination.

Meet Heart-Kun, a 10 month old Chihuahua born in Odate, Japan with a large, clearly-defined brown heart-shaped marking against his white coat. The puppy's breeder, Emiko Sakurada-who has bred nearly 1,000 dogs over the past several years-claims she has not seen a marking like this on any other dog.

Bred with the intention to be sold, Heart-Kun born May 18, 2007, has brought "good fortune to me and everyone else whose path cross with Heart-Kun," said Sakurada who plans to keep this big-hearted puppy.

A video about Heart-Kun will be posted shortly once I get YouTube and blogger to interact.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Torturing Mommy

This time instead of Mommy torturing me, I tortured her. Well, actually Daddy did. Well, we did. As if getting up in the morning and going to work with a head-ache on the day of her performance review isn't bad enough, especially with a load of work that needs to be done by the end of this week, we decided to make it worse.

My job was easy, all I had to do was find a nice spot on the couch and fall asleep. I chose a cozy spot at the end of the couch on top of my pillow. I would have preferred to have two pillows, but Daddy was using the other one as an arm rest.

Daddy's job was to take the picture making sure it was an accurate representation of what the afternoon looked like at home and then e-mail it to Mommy.

This is what we sent her:

I don't know what Mommy's reaction to this picture was, but I bet she sure wishes she were at home cuddling on the couch and eating strawberry cake with Daddy and I.

Here are more pictures of me cuddling or sleeping on the couch: