Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A New Year

I so happy when it be a new year.  I not really sure why except everbody around me gets so excited and puts on silly hats.  At least dat what dey do here at my house.  I thinks I like it so much cuz mommy puts funny hats and stuff on me all year long, it good to see da hoomans doing it too.

Da new year dats comin is 2011.  I realize dat gonna be da year I will turn six.  I gots lots of furriends dat is already six and I talk to dem to find out what it like to be dat age.  Mostly dey tell me dat it feels just like when dey was five so I don't knows what da big deal is.

Celebrations is funny things.  Hoomans celebrate all kinds of things like birfdays and new years and babies being borned and peoples getting married.  I thinks dey just like how it feels to be together close and tell happy stories.  Mommy says she loves everday because we makin new memories.  I twied to thinks bout dat cuz I not remember lots of stuff when I was a puppy but I do remember where I put my toys yesterday.  Is dat what she means?

One thing I knows is dat when der is a new year starting, hoomans thinks lots about remembering stuff dat happen in da past.  Sumtimes hoomans feel sad and thinks dat da new year gonna be different.  Dey makes all kinds of plans to change things, like how much money dey gonna has or how much weight dey gonna lose.  Sumtimes dey thinks bout da mistakes dey made in da past or dey wish dey might have done things different.

I thinks it not too good to thinks bout things in da past unless dey be good memories dat yoo made.  Mommy has a special frame on her desk and inside da frame are sum words dat might makes yoo thinks differently bout da future.  I asked mommy if I could share da words wif my furriends on dis blog and she said ok.  So here it is and I hopes it helps yoo, where eva yoo is.

Meaning is not something you stumble across, like the answer to a riddle or the prize in a treasure hunt.  Meaning is something you build into your life.  You build it out of your own past, out of your affections and loyalties, out of the experience of humankind as it is passed on to you, out of your own talent and understanding, out of the things you believe in, out of the things and people you love, out of the values for which you are willing to sacrifice something.  The ingredients are there.  You are the only one who can put them together into that unique pattern that will be your life.  Let it be a life that has dignity and meaning for you.  If it does, then the particular balance of success or failure is of less account.
~John W. Gardner

Make some new memories my furriends......HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Lots of my furriends knows I likes my toys.  I seem to collect lots of em and dey just keep adding up and go to live in da basket in the living room.  Of course mommy is always twipping ova a toy of mine and she tells me all da time dat I should put dem away, but I forget to.  Truth be told I guess I don't really forget as much as want dem to be where I can gets dem quickly.  I leave toys all ova da place and sum places I even hide special toys I no want anyone to gets.

Da udder day I was cuddling wif mommy and we was watching da teevee.  I notice der be lots of commercials bout insurance.  Dey was talking bout how everbody should has insurance for der things dat be vewy special so if sumtin happens to dem da insurance company will replace dem. So, I was thinking dat maybe I better takes pictures of my toys and send dem to da insurance company so if I lose my toys dey can replace dem.

Dis be my halloween ball dat my girl Tallulah Belle gave me.  It sqweeks just right. *whispers* I kiss it when nobody lookin.

Dis is my favorite donut toy.  It doesn't sqweek but I likes to chew on it a lot.  Mommy says I looks like I is really eating a donut.

I gots dis toy last year and it has ridges in it.  It makes it really easy to catch it when daddy throws it in da air.
 Dis is yellow dog.  He gets real flat when I smoosh him.  He sqweeks really good too.

When I was preparing my insurance papers, mommy asked me what I was doing.  I splained to her bout da insurance stuff.  She said der is no insurance for lost pet toys.  I couldn't believe my ears!  "What do yoo mean? I asked.  She said dat insurance companies only insure things of value and dat my toys were not considered valuable.  She said dat she understood da toys are valuable to me and dat if I lose any of my toys she would replace dem for me.  She said I not need special insurance afta all.

I thinks us anipals ought to looks into dis for sure, but in da meantime, I is so vewy grateful to my mommy and daddy for always supplying me wif fun toys throughout da year.

It's Christmas time now and I knows dat I will prolly get more toys.  I knows dat sum anipals not has any toys.  Pwease, if yoo can, donate even a little bit to da Santa Paws Drive.  http://www.santapawsdrive.com/ cuz dey helps anipals who doesn't have anyfing at all, specially toys for Christmas.  Thanks Yoo!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Someone to Watch Over Me

I loves to watch mommy and daddy when dey is doing stuff.  It doesn't matter what it is.  Sumtimes dey is cleaning da house and sumtines dey is just sittin.   I notice udder peoples too.  When I gets to go out wif mommy for a walk, we always passing by udder peoples on da stweet.  Dey always say, "Hello Otis", dats cuz lots of people knows me.  Even mommy says sumtimes, "How do yoo knows dat person Otis?".  Isn't dat funny?  I knows peoples she doesn't know.  I splain to her dat it because when my brofur takes me for a walkie, I meet peoples dat he knows.  I tell her I makes lots of furrends dat she doesn't know bout.

We has lots of doggies on our stweet and I makes furriends wif dem.  Der is Coco and Baily and Charlie and Jack.  Sumtimes I meets udder doggies dat not live on my stweet.  I neva forget a face either cuz next time I sees dem, I remember.

On my stweet when da udder doggies start to bark, we all do it.  I can hear dem all.  It not matter what time of day or night, we all bark to each udder ever day.  Da udder day Jack had sumtin to say so he bark to all da rest of us on da stweet.  It was kinda late and I was sleeping so he woke me up.  It was ok tho cuz dis way we kinda watch out for one a nudder.  If der is sumtin impawtant to say, we lets each udder know what it is.  Coco told me da udder day dat he was mad cuz his mommy not let him go out to play cuz it was too late.  Baily was complaining too cuz she not happy wif her dinner.  I dunno, it was sumtin bout her mommy changing da food.  When one doggie is sick, we bark to each udder to lets dem know bout it.  I is always feeling likes we watch ova each udder.

Mommy says dat sumtimes when she wakes up from sleeping I is watching her.  She said she likes it cuz she feels like I is watching ova her and making sure she is ok.  I thinks dat what yoo do when yoo loves sumbody.  Yoo gots to makes sure dey knows dat yoo is watching out for dem.  Dat way dey always feel safe.  I has furriends dat watch out for me too.  Sum of my furriends is on Twitter but sum of dem lives in my house, like bunny.  Bunny watches out for me all da time, specially when I is sleeping.

So here is da thing.  Pwease make sure yoo watch out for udder peoples and anipals, even if yoo don't knows dem yet. Cuz if yoo do, next time dey see yoo, dey gonna remember.