When I went to the lake…

When I went to the lake I took a lot of walks, and I went to the store, and I saw the lake.  I stayed in a cabin.  I think it was very comfortable.

I know how to be at home wherever I go.  Do you?

When I am tired, I know how to rest.  Do you?

Some days, I worked so hard I was exhausted!  This is a picture of me, after working very hard.

Some of my jobs are:

1)  being friendly,

2)  sniffing everything to make sure it is safe,

3) being friendly,

4) making sure Mom and Dad aren’t bored by doing something funny,

5) being friendly,

6) misbehaving so Mom and Dad have something to do.

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My Easter

I got a bath so that I would smell good.  I’m not sure what the big deal is about smelling good, but Mom seems to think it is important.

 People came over one Day.  They ate food and petted me and played with me.  The Boy came over too.  It is always a good day when the Boy comes over.

No food fell on the floor.  Oh, well!  I still got dinner.

The next day I went to church, just to visit.  I met a few people.  One lady Mom particularly wanted me to meet.  At first I was shy, but after a little while I decided to let her scratch my tummy.

Her dog died recently.  She needed a tummy to scratch.  I was glad to do it.  It’s one of my jobs.

I wish people would realize that these things are important.  Dogs do.  We realize that one of our jobs is to let people scratch our tummies.

The Middle Name Meme

Grendel (who is the most awesomely great dog) tagged my Mom for this “Meme” about middle names.  I don’t know what a “meme” is, and I don’t really have a middle name, but Mom said I am “the Wonder dog” and the middle word in that is Wonder, so we will use the word Wonder.

 W – Writhe.  I writhe in the snow, and on the ice, too.  Sometimes we’ll be walking along and suddenly — wham — I am on the ice, on my side, being dragged along.  I like to writhe.   The cold feels good on my fur.

O – Only.  I am an only dog.  I like other dogs, don’t get me wrong.  But I also like being Special.  I would like other dogs to come and visit me, but maybe not live here.

N – Naps.  I do like to take naps.  Doesn’t everyone?  I like to take naps on my bed, under the table, on the living room floor, on the love-seat.

D – Daring.  I am a daring and devilish dog, especially when I try to Escape.  I also like to make up Games. Also D is for Dog, which is God spelled backwards.  I this this is important, but I don’t know why.

E – Energetic.  Naps are great, but so are playing with dogs, running down the street and in all of the neighbors back yards, chasing rabbits and squirrels and oh – so many things!  I can be very energetic!

R – Running.  I am a good runner.  Mom says I should pull a wagon or something.  That would be all right with me.

 I would like to tag Cody Bear, and Molly, and Clumber (my new and incredibly smart friend) and some cats, too, if I can find some… 

A Heavenly Friday Five

dog-heaven-book.jpgI heard about Singing Owl and her sister, and I decided to do my first Friday Five.  As a dog, I have my own pretty good ideas about what is heavenly!

What is your idea of a heavenly (i.e. wonderful and perfect):

1. Family get-together
One where people pay a lot of attention to me, where I get a lot of pets, and where food drops on the floor!
2. Song or musical piece
I like the song with the humpback whales in it.  I don’t know what it’s called.  I just like it.  It makes me feel like sighing.
3. Gift
Squeaky toys rule!  Don’t tell Diane, but I really like food best of everything.  And oh, I like to give gifts too.  I like to give kisses, and licks, and I like to give something called “keeping company.”
4. You choose whatever you like-food, pair of shoes, vacation, house, or something else. Just tell us what it is and what a heavenly version of it would be.
Well, I don’t wear shoes, and any house is ok by me, as long as my people are there.  But a heavenly vacation would be a long car trip with my mom and dad, with lots of breaks for walks, and where I can meet lots of other dogs and people too!  Also, I like to smell lots of different smells. 
5. And for a serious moment, or what would you like your entrance into the next life to be like?
What, from your vantage point now, would make Heaven “heavenly?”
In heaven there are no fences, and I can run as far as I want to, and still know the way home.  And they will be glad to see me when I come back.  They will open the door and let me come in, and they will come out and play all kinds of games with me, the kinds they make up and the kinds I make up too.  And we will play and play and play, and never get tired forever.

I wish I had a friend like this

golden-retriever-and-cat-friends.jpgMom showed me this picture the other day.  I met this nice dog once, when she was a puppy.  She has a friend, as you can see.  I’m not jealous of her (dogs aren’t jealous, as Rowan so clearly knows), but sometimes I wish I had a friend like this, that I could cuddle with.

 It’s cold here.  I like the cold, and especially like rolling around in the snow.  Mom and dad don’t like the cold so much.  So, we don’t do as many fun things together in the winter.  Also, Mom has to work more in the winter.  That’s when it would be good to have a friend.

 In the summer we go on vacation together, and I catch the ball in the yard, and we eat outside by the lake sometimes! 

In the meantime, I try to be the best friend I can to mom and dad.  I know that’s my job, and that’s part of what God created me to do.

Also, does anyone here know:  why do most churches not let dogs come to church?  I think we could teach a lot.

I wish Rusty could catch a squirrel

so-special-award-ii.jpgRusty is one of my new friends from my blog.  He is little and likes to chase squirrels.  I hope he catches one.  I caught a rabbit once, and it is an experience I will never forget! 

 Rusty gave me this great award.  I feel so special!  Thank you, Rusty!  And now I want to give this award to Isabel, Cub and of course ROWAN, who is my Valentine.

My Exciting Evening

scout-in-doorway.jpgI had a good day today, from morning to night.  First, I got a ride in the car!  I was very good (Mom said so) and sat very still, so she took me to the Big Indoor Park Where Many Dogs Play!  I was so tired when I came home! 

 But that wasn’t all!  After I took my nap, and watched Mom and Dad clean the house (I don’t know why; it looks fine to me), a Big Van drove into the driveway and Three Big People and Two Little People got out!  I loved the little people and their toys!  One of them had a train set, which I sniffed to make sure it was safe.  I also licked the tops of their heads.  They tasted good.

Then, a PIZZA came!  Well, actually, three pizzas!  I counted.  They looked so delicious, and of course, there is always the hope that someone will drop a piece!

 And then, the Boys came too!  And one of the Boys Did drop a piece of pizza!  What a night!

 They tell me it’s Lent — but it’s not Lent for Dogs!  that’s for sure!