If you only knew them, you would understand what a rarity this photo is. Rascal is the terrier. He literally showed up on the doorstep at Jeff and Nancy's one day and decided that should be his new home. So right off the bat there are two things he and I have in common; we both have the terrier mentality and we both chose our humans before they caught on to the master plan. But Rascal used to get bored and dig out of his yard during the day, so he started going to doggie day care. That's where he met Pua the beagle. She was dropped off there one day, and her person never came back. Rascal decided it wouldn't be such a bad idea for her to keep him company at his house instead of doggie day care, so she came home with them. I am not so sure he had the idea that it would be permanent; he likes to make sure she still knows who rules the house, but on the rare moments like this one caught on film, you can see that he really does love his sister. They are two of my best buddies!
It is the first day of fall today. The sun is setting a little earlier, it cools off a bit more at night, and I am practicing my hibernation skills! I have a couple of fur blankets; one that my Mom originally got for herself, but it didn't take long before I claimed. The other, she got for me because I enjoyed the first one so much! Usually, I am not big on cuddling. I have an independent personality; I take after my great grandmother in that respect! She is a fantastic woman. Plus I am always in my fur coat. But when the weather cools off a bit, I don't mind tucking in once in a while! P.S. Can you tell which one I am in the photo and which one is my favorite stuffed buddy? : )
Bella is my newest neighbor. When she moved in, she was more of a black fur ball than a puppy. In fact, we weren't exactly sure she would become a dog at all! But she has kind of grown into herself, a Chalab. She's a pound puppy, so we'll never know for sure, but she is friendly like a Lab and has the unarguable black Chow tongue. Little miss social likes to stop by our house all the time. I like to visit with her best when her Mom Jan brings along treats, and she is pretty fun to take walks with. Welcome to life at the beach Bella!
Captain is the reason I have a soft spot for poodles. Before I met him, I thought they were a little too coifed for this girl who loves the breeze blowing through her eyebrows. Heck, if I could have a fan with me all the time for that purpose, I would. Hmmm, bet my Uncle John would follow me around with one if I asked him, but that is a whole different story! Anyway, Captain is my best friend Sake's cousin, so we attend lots of family functions together. He is just a very down to earth, mellow guy that is happy to go along with pretty much anything we girls come up with! He is a sweet little guy who is not feeling as well as he could be right now, so for all of you reading this, send him your good thoughts, and wish him well soon. We love you Captain!
This is our friend Buddy. He has a great Mom and Dad, and really cute little sister Kate. His people were out of town one weekend, so he came to stay with us. He had a little vacation of his own because we live pretty close to the beach and have a yard that he could wander in and out to! He did so much wandering that he got a little pooped, and decided to lay on the cool kitchen floor for this photo. I have to admit he acts like more of an old man than most of my friends, well I guess he is 15. We'll be celebrating his 16th birthday soon! He had a fun party at a park with lots of dogs and treats last year. Hmmm, better start planning for his party!
This is my little friend Lynx. We have had several play dates now, and I've even helped take care of him when his Mom was out of town. I know some of my people might think it is not natural for dogs and cats to be so friendly, but I really like cats. They are usually about the same size as I am, they are typically more calm than many of my excitable dog friends, and they are pretty independent, which I have a huge respect for! I'm not sure this little guy knows I am a dog. He likes to peer at me from under and around things, and then he works up enough curiosity that he just needs to stick a paw out and touch me! You know, like my own little Pepe Le Pew, minus the pew. My little ardent admirer! I think we could be buddies for a long time! Maybe we can teach the humans we can all just get along!
Oh my goodness! This is me celebrating the fact that the NFL opening weekend is over! My mother who is usually such a calm, patient, even toned human turns into a Raving Lunatic when the Denver Broncos are playing football! I don't understand, when I play with my friends, we don't jump up and down and raise our voices and go crazy. Then again, maybe we kind of do, but it just looks so much more ridiculous on my human! Well, I will still be reporting from under the bed during Bronco games! Right now, I have more celebrating to do!
I am writing to you this weekend from one of my new favorite spots. I took a little time out with my friends Rascal, another one of my terrier people and his sister Pua, short for Pua Lani. They have a beautiful back yard where we spent a lot of time just relaxing while the sun shined and the breeze blew threw my eyebrows. Ahhh, now if I just had a pool boy to serve me my water bowl!
As I mentioned, I have lots of friends, but this little face belongs to my best of buddies, Sake! We met when she was only 8 weeks old; I was the first fur person that she met. I like to think I've been a great mentor, but just look at that face, she would have done just fine on her own. She's a cute kid. We have fun doing lots of activities together, you know, girl stuff, taking walks on the beach, eating snacks, sniffing boys. And her head always does the little turn when you say my name. Yup, we are best friends!
I have so many stories to share, as most four legged people do! I live in a great world with lots of friends, two legged and four legged. I work, and have play dates, take lots of walks, eat treats, travel, attend weddings...well maybe I should start at the beginning.
My name is Chase. You may think that should be a boys name, but for me, it is perfectly appropriate! My story begins when I was noticed sitting in an intersection. The man I now call Uncle John saw I needed saving and proceeded to follow me from the intersection, under a parked car, and then down an alley where he was finally able to catch me (see, Chase is a perfect name) and take me to his house. But I wouldn't stay there long.
See the photo to the left? I am the fur girl, and holding me is Shauna. She is the one Uncle John called to say he had a "surprise". As soon as I saw her, I knew she was going to take care of me for the rest of my little dog life. Uncle John knew it too, but Shauna didn't catch on quite as quickly! She thought I was cute and loves animals, but just wasn't sure about taking care of one of her own. It only took about 24 hours of me being as cute as I could be to convince her that I was home. Today she would tell you I am the best gift she could ever receive! I was just a pup then. And the stories that I can tell now...