This morning in the park Leeloo tried to take my water bottle. She’s so aggressive, for a girl. I try to be nice to her, but she doesn’t make it easy. She acts like she’s a boy or something.
Look what I had to do with her! And even then I never did win.
But I can’t help it, I love her so much. In two weeks she leaves me for New Hampshire, and I hope she doesn’t meet anyone there:-(
Every afternoon in our house we have something called dog down time. This is when we all take naps while Mommis works. Today was an especially important dog down time because I spent that weekend having a festival with Lady Leeloo. And because I went to the salon this morning. That’s always tiring. I wonder why humans like it so much.
Anyway, I was just getting comfy on Mommis’s bed while she was writing, but then I heard a noise.
I thought it was dinner being served, but it was a false alarm.
OMG! Mommis has been taking me to the park in the morning and I met someone there that I think I love. Her name is Leiloo, and she’s a very fluffy golden girl. I think she likes me too, although I’ve been very careful not to show my hand too quickly. I pretend I’m not terribly interested in her, but I am!!
I finally got out of house arrest and when I arrived at the park all the other puppies were waiting for me. No wonder Sammy and Bruce run out of the house every morning no matter how tired they are; there’s a whole party going on out there!
I did have to catch a 11- hour nap after it though. I’m not in shape yet.
First they thought I couldn’t be potty trained this young. Then they thought I was afraid of heights until I sprung myself off the banquette in the kitchen. And now I have faked them out again by hurling my baby body through the dog door. Hello world!
I haven’t had much energy lately, and I’ve spent my days under Mommis’ bed resting. After all, today’s my birthday and I’m 12, she thinks. Also the vet thinks so. I guess my teeth are 12.
After I refused to jump down out of the car at the park a couple of times, Mommis finally caught on and figured out that I needed help. So she ran me up to the vet, because she thought the big bump under my left shoulder might be the reason.
But the vet said no, and also x-rayed me for elbow arthritis. Oh, and weighed me. This was the worst part. I have gained five pounds. While the vet said I didn’t have any visible arthritis, she gave Mommis some samples of anti-inflammatories and told her to try them on me.
And then came the worse part: she told Mommis to cut back my food and substitute canned green beans for kibble. Mommis is a nutritional nut who only eats vegetables herself, so I knew I was in trouble.
The bad news is that I now get a half cup of kibble and a half cup of green beans, and ONLY HALF A TREAT! Serious deprivation.
The good news is that those “uppers” the vet prescribed have seriously raised my energy levels so that I now can forage for food in the park every morning and still catch up to the group. When I was slow, Mommis let me out of the leashing system and I just carry my own leash now. This allows me to pick up pine cones and garbage, which I love. Just yesterday I found an open package of hot dogs.
Happy Birthday to me!