Tricks and Treats!
Boy looks suspicious. He’s holding his hand behind his back. “Jax, look what I have for you!” Slowly the hand comes out with a bone! For me? Oh Joy! Thank You Boy, Thank You!....wait….you want me to do what?
“I want you to walk on your hind legs” really? Okay whatever, one step closer to the bone “Now I want you to chase your tail” Come on Boy, I’m a DOG not a ……oh yeah……I can chase my tail. “Next…balance this stick on your nose” okay……. this is just embarrassing. Girl happens to walk by and hoping to get her to intervene, I give her my most special pouty dog eyes.
She pick up quickly and yells across the house “Mom…..your son is making Jax jump thru hoops for a bone”. Boy’s eyes brighten and he quickly shouts “Thats it! Jump thru a hoop!” *sigh* I really have to jump thru a hoop? (thanks Girl. With friends like you.......) okay…..pop thru the hoop. Owner appears in the hallway. “Give your dog the bone and stop agitating her!” Whew! Thanks Owner. Owner and Boy have a special relationship. He fears her.…..Peace out Pups!
Can you guess where I am? I’m wearing what I consider to be one of the most beautiful collars my owner makes. The Southwest collar has the most lovely vibrant colors in it. This is the PERFECT place to wear it. I’ll give you some hints.
· It is 277 miles in length.
· At its widest point, it stretches 18 miles across.
· At its narrowest point it stretches 4 miles across.
· It is about 6000 feet deep.
· The Colorado River runs through it….eroding its steep sides for millions of years.
· The rock found at the bottom of it is 2 billion years old.
You know it…..it’s the Grand Canyon. I think I’ll go for a little hike. Many people get lost in the canyon every year, so I must remember to bring all my supplies including lots of water. I pass so many interesting things on the way dawn, people riding on mules, small animals like rattlesnakes and scorpions (from which I will keep a safe distance), and large animals list bighorn sheep and mountain lions are so interesting to watch. At the bottom there are campgrounds, resting areas and even the indian village of Surpai. It’s occupants (the Havasupi Indians) and lived in the canyon for the past 800 years! This is great – so refreshing as I lap water from the Colorado river. ……. Then I hear in the distance…….”Jax, time for supper”. I trot out of Little Girl’s closet and down the stairs for supper. This is very fortunate. Thanks goodness this was a trip thru the closet. I really wasn’t looking forward to hiking all the way back up to the South Rim. ……..Peace out, Pups!
Today I decided to take a Yoga class with Owner. From what I understand there are many different kinds of Yoga and this one is called Restorative Yoga. This sounds terriffic. Just what I need.
’m instructed to imagine a bowl next to me and place all “negative” thoughts in it. The first thing that goes in is the time I got lost when I was a puppy. Little Girl was a wreck and so was I……in the bowl. And then there was the time I was playing in the mud puddle and tracked mud all through the house. Owner was none too happy with me that day!.....in the bowl. Ahhh…yes…the time Boy and Girl were throwing the ball to me and I ran face first into the fence, not a good day…..in the bowl.The instructor says we should really be “reaching” for those negative thoughts. Good Lord, the bowl is almost filled! I think I need another one. Oh yes….just yesterday I nearly died of embarrassment when I learned I’m not supposed to fetch the baseball, I just have to let other people play with it……in the bowl, and then there is the infamous raccoon attack of ’12. I think that’s best left for another day.
Now my mind is clear and focused to Yoga. Wow, what Instructor is doing looks really hard. Maybe I’ll just take a nap instead……………Peace out Pups!!
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! I just LOVE being a dog!
Today was the Pet Expo at the convention center. There was so much to see. I’m so happy they let well-behaved dogs (which I always am), to attend with their owners.
When we arrived, Boy and Little Girl ran off to the reptile farm and Girl took me over to see a real live tiger! Despite a tiger being part of the cat family, they clearly deserve my respect. This was a white tiger. He looked so peaceful sleeping there, but there was no mistaking the raw power that lay under his exterior. After that we went over to the petting zoo where there were some animals I have seen before. A turkey, chickens, rabbits and even a small deer. Normally if I were in the backyard, all these creature would get a sound barking, but I know not to do so here. Then there was a competition for dogs to catch a disc, chase a lure, and run an obstacle course. This was the most fun because I got to try it.
Owner showed me what to do and off I went. Wait…..what? I have to jump and catch it in the air? That’s not happening……onto the next thing…..you want me to chase this lure and then I don’t even get to eat it when I’m done?…..next….run all over the place, up and down, thru the tunnel, over the bridge….why? so I can say I did it…..I don’t think so. Here we go…..something I can really sink my teeth into……..FOOD! Little Girl feeds me bits of a hot dog under the table. Boy spoils it……“MOM! JAX IS EATING MY HOT DOG”. All in all a great day with the family. Peace out Pups!
A Star is Born!
Another cold day in Southeastern Pennsylvania! That being said, nothing can hold down my enthusiasm.
Girl and I will go to the TV studio today and make a commercial. I’m not allowed to discuss the particulars due to ongoing contract negotiations, so all I can tell you is that the product name rhymes with “hapstick”. We are supposed to go thru the cold, wind, heat and rain, all the while the product doing it’s job to keep our lips smooth and supple. This is great!
Girl is in the chair with people putting stuff on her face while I accept attention from multitudes of people. After waiting and waiting, it’s finally our turn. I can tell Girl is a little nervous, but she is so beautiful, that the camera just loves her. The man up front yells “Action” and we run thru our paces. 1 take and it’s all done. Then there is lots of waiting again and finally we are allowed to leave for the day. We may have to comeback tomorrow for……. Then I hear in the distance…….”Jax, time for supper”.
I trot out of Little Girl’s closet and down the stairs for supper. What a day! I’m exhausted. Those trips thru the closet really take it out of me. Peace out, Pups!!
Owner and Owner’s Husband are going out for dinner. There is rumor of babysitters coming. We can hardly contain our excitement. The very special babysitters are none other than…….Grandmother and Grandfather!
Oh, the joy they bring into the house. There will be backgammon tournaments, billiard games, stories told, and last but not least……… treats for me!
Grandfather’s favorite trick is to take a biscuit and balance it on my nose. Then come the words every dog waits to hear……Ok, get it! The children will beg to try it. Then the game will turn to “See what we can balance on Jax’s nose”. I’m a very good at this game. I get cupcakes, apples, cookies, beef jerky, marshmallows, and occasionally, the ever sought-after, raw meat cube. Grandmother does not approve of sweets for dogs, but she does give me lots of love.
Once in awhile, she even brings me a new collar. Oh, how I love Grandmother and Grandfather. After the children go to bed, I’m allowed to stay up and wait for Owner. I rest my head on Grandmother’s knee and she knows the perfect spot to scratch. It’s a dog’s life, indeed.
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