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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Day In The Life Of A Dog

Some links today before I get started. Norma had excerpts in her blogs yesterday, from her memoir and Sam's story. Parsnip had a mix of photos at her blog. Maria had this murder case at her blog. Cheryl writes about shopping. And the Whisk had minions causing trouble.

Today it's time to return to the dog and cat blogs, as always starting off from the canine's point of view.

7:15 AM. Waking up. All four paws standing upright. Dreamed of gnawing on a dinosaur bone.

7:20 AM. Ah, the human's moving around upstairs. That means I'll be having breakfast really soon. 

7:25 AM. Looking outside. Not as sunny as it could be. I'd better get some running in. 

After breakfast. Priorities must come first.

7:35 AM. Good morning, human! It's a brand new day and we have a lot to get done and out of the way. Such as, for example, breakfast. How about we do something about that?

7:38 AM. Finishing up breakfast. Missed my all time fastest consuming of breakfast by one second. Well, better luck next time. 

7:40 AM. The human's let me out the back door for my run. Bye, human!

8:05 AM. Running through the back fields, barking at the birds. Woof!

8:25 AM. Stopping to speak with Spike The Magnificent, Tormentor of Squirrels. Hello, Spike!

8:27 AM. Spike and I talk about the weather. It really hasn't been much of a summer. We wonder what the reason for that is. Maybe the cats have conspired to do something to mess up the summer. Wouldn't that just be like a cat?

8:30 AM. Spike and I discuss sightings of the vile little fiends, those annoying squirrels. They're busy gathering nuts and running away every time we get near them. One of these days, they'll get what's coming to them...

8:40 AM. Spike and I part ways. 

8:50 AM. On my way home. I pass through the woods behind that place where the cat lives. She's such a finicky feline. I wonder why she won't believe that I just want to be friends.

8:51 AM. Hey, there she is! Hello, cat! It's me! Loki!

8:52 AM. The cat comes up to the edge of the lawn. She stares at me. And stares some more. Come on, let's be friends, you and I. Life's too short for hostilities. I mean, if Nixon could go to China....

8:53 AM. The cat hisses and expresses her disdain.

Sigh. I'll never understand the mind of a cat.

8:55 AM. Heading off for home. Those clouds are looking dark.

9:10 AM. Back home. Bark my hellos to the human.

10:45 AM. Waking up inside from a nap. Why's the sky so dark?

10:47 AM. Looking outside. Storm clouds coming in. That can't be good.

10:50 AM. Finding the human in the kitchen. Hey, have you been paying attention to the weather? It looks bad out there. Don't worry, I'll be right here to protect you from the thunder.

11:05 AM. Lightning flashing outside. Man, that thunder's horrendous.

You know, if I was that movie Loki, I'd have to think my brother was annoyed at me.

11:20 AM. The mother of all thunderclaps outside. Feels like the house just shook. That's it! I'm running as fast as I can down to the basement til this is over!

12:45 PM. Still cowering in the basement. When is this going to end??? I'm missing lunch!

2:30 PM. Oh, come on! It's still thundering out there? I've not only missed mooching lunch, I'm missing out on my afternoon nap!

6:10 PM. Finally coming upstairs. Things seem a lot more quiet. The human's working on supper. She smiles and asks if I had fun hiding out in the basement during the storm. I was not hiding out, human! I was making sure no squirrels tried to get in down there. There's a difference.

How about some supper?

10:45 PM. The human is off to bed early. Good night, human. Don't tell anyone that I hid down in the basement, will you?

But if another storm comes during the night, I'm cowering under your covers.


  1. 'Solving the world's problems' hmmm! so that's how an insomniac get's off to sleep.. definitely trying that tonight :)

  2. Now that I've read this, I'm going to stop saying "who's a good boy?!" to my pets. LOL

    To think of it, that confused look never occurred to me. :)

  3. These were so funny, even my cats had a snigger.
    Jane x

  4. A Snuggle Monster !
    Such a cutie pie.
    Great post today.

    cheers, parsnip

  5. @Grace: it's a good cure.

    @Speedway: thank you!

    @Diane: yes, it confuses them!

    @Jane and Chris: thank you!

    @Parsnip: a definite cutie pie!

  6. Hey, I think that first dog tried to pick me up one time! But I let him know right away I'm not that kind of girl.

  7. Awesome pics! Loved the cup of pup.

  8. Cute enough to get away with it for sure :)

  9. I'll have a snuggle monster, please!

  10. Okay, I love all of these. I don't even know which to comment on. The rug one cracked me up. The "Hey ladies" is hysterical too.

  11. Love the last one. I know a few people that would apply to!

  12. @Cheryl: the dog's a scoundrel!

    @Auden: thanks!

    @Meradeth: definitely!

    @Norma: aren't they just too cute?

    @Kelly: thanks!

    @Cheri: me too!

  13. My daughter would have been on the ground with all those Rotty puppies. It's her thing.

  14. As a dog lover, you hit the jackpot with this post! Thanks!

  15. For you, William.


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