This is me relaxing after a hard day of watching humans play dominos. I also got to visit with another human friend. She made me scrambled eggs, but I wasn't very hungry that morning. I was real glad when I found my human waiting for me after such an exhausting day. SHE was very tired too, but I made her laugh by licking her face. I don't know why she makes faces when I do that. It was good to be able to run around my own yard yesterday afternoon. I went into the woods behind the house and then walked the perimeter to be sure we didn't have any intruders. It was so nice and warm that my human and I ate our supper out on the deck. Last night was very noisy. The frogs are making an awful racket when the sun goes down.
This is Eva. The first time I met her she was a puppy and she and her human came to Wyoming to visit us. It was my house and she tried to take over, but I wouldn't let her. We were just beginning to get that all sorted out when they left. Now when I go visit, she knows that I'm the boss and she leaves me alone. If she doesn't I just hide behind my human. Eva and Zephyr love to run around the yard. I get tired watching. They did show me how to eat the avocados that fall off the trees. They are yummy. My human's daughter took all these pictures of my family.
Here are Zephyr and Wisp. They live with the kid and my human's son and his wife. I've never met Wisp, but my human has and SHE says I'd like him except he also likes to sit in her lap, so maybe not. Zephyr is ok. I can boss him around. He's very fast, but easily bullied, even by a small dog like me. They have another dog, Eva, who lives there too. Her picture comes next. They also have two cats, but I won't bother with pictures of them. They hide when I come to visit and besides one of them stole my bed.
This is Oso. Remember I told you about him in my last post. He's not here anymore, but this big lion of a dog is probably catching squirrels and raccoons up in doggie heaven. I'm sure he thought I was a squirrel.
This is Bear. She lives with my human's daughter and her husband. Oso used to live there too, but he went on the long sleep and Bear is now alone with her humans. She's a lot bigger than I am and the last time I visited, Oso (who was even bigger) was still alive and the two of them ganged up on me. Not much fun thank you. Bear's human takes great pictures. I'm trying to get my human to take more pictures of me. SHE, however, never remembers the camera.
It's so nice that spring is here. There's no more snow to pee on and the ducks and loons are returning. SHE pointed out two loons on the open water at the edge of the pond but my hair has grown so long I can't see through it very well. We are now walking to church instead of driving in the car. It's nice to find out where all the other dogs in town are peeing and to sniff out how they're doing and I make sure that I leave my calling card as well.
I get tied up while SHE goes into the Post Office to pick up her mail, but lots of people I know stop to pet me so it's not lonely. Today it was so very windy, though, that the rope on the flag pole was banging and making me nervous. We stopped at the book store and it was open so SHE could order a book. I don't know why SHE didn't let me snoop around more. I love to snoop. You never know when a stray dog biscuit will show up. I got one at the bank. All we need to do is go to the drive-up window.
I like to hide dog biscuits around the house so when I feel like having a snack I know where to find them. I especially like the sofa, but sometimes they fall in between the pillows. If I work at it long enough SHE gets the idea and comes and retrieves them for me. You know SHE's not very bright. SHE doesn't seem to be able to smell where I put them. Humans really need a lot of help.
Sophie Tucker - named after the famous US entertainer - vanished as Jan and Dave Griffith sailed through stormy waters off Queensland last November. But unknown to her grieving owners, the plucky dog survived a long swim across shark-infested waters to an island. There she lived on a diet of baby goats until being found by visiting rangers.The Griffiths were amazed to hear of the discovery and have now been reunited with their pet."She surprised us all," said Jan Griffith. "She was a house dog and look what she's done, she has swum over five nautical miles, she has managed to live off the land all on her own. We wish she could talk, we truly do."
Comment: Now that's a brave and smart dog. I wouldn't mind having her as a friend. I only hope she doesn't think I'm a baby goat. SHE sometimes confuses me with a baby sheep and calls me Lamb Chops.
SHE took me to one of her meetings today. It gets to be pretty boring. I sit under the table and snore. The best time is lunch, although I really didn't like the left-over fried rice. Wandering around the church yard was fun, although I picked up some burrs which SHE didn't remove until we got home. Of course she didn't notice them until we were in the car on our way home. I'm letting her write this while I take a rest on a quilt. I'm all combed out (except for my tail--which we fight about) and feeling good.