Monthly Archives: January 2005

Best Weekend Ever!

This weekend was quite possibly, the best weekend ever! Why you ask? Because I got to play with my neighborhood friends, Rusty and Kibbles, on Friday, Saturday and today! And not only that, I even got to meet 5 new dogs and play with them too! Although I had tons of fun playing on Friday and Saturday, I have to say that today’s playtime was the best because we got to run around in the snow!

It took a little convincing before Amy and David would take me outside this morning. I had to ring my bell at least a hundred times (There’s a bell on the front door that I ring when I want to go outside). Here’s video of me doing it.

If you don’t believe me when I say that I rang it a hundred times, here’s another video of me ringing the bell as Amy and David were watching the original video of me ringing the bell.

I think I finally got on their nerves enough cause we went outside and guess who we found in the park! Kibbles and Rusty!!! Darby, a Golden Retriever, came to play too. It was so much fun! Here’s some videos of us playing.

If you’re not sure who’s who, you can go to the new Friends page and see pictures of Kibbles, Rusty and Darby. We’ll have to get pictures of Lucy, Jenna and Dino too, they live right next door to me.

Koko Time

Last night, for the first time in forever, Amy took me with her to her parents’ house and I got to play with Koko again. When we got in the car, she kept on telling me that I had to be good and guess what? I was! I didn’t jump on her nieces, you know border collies are rumored to not be good around kids, especially little ones, but not me! Koko and I ran around the dining room table and I even let him play with my squeaky toy, although I tried to rip the head off of his toy. I guess I’m not supposed to be jumping on the couch, but Koko did it, so I did too. He got a little tired of playing with me towards the end of the evening and wouldn’t let me share his toys. All in all, it was a good time, I hope she brings me again next week, I’ll be good, I promise!

Our Long Cold Snowy Saturday

These are Amy’s keys. Sure they look innocent but yesterday they caused a whole world of trouble.

As predicted by all of the weather forecasters, it snowed! Around 2 in the afternoon Amy, David and I went out to play in the snow. They let me loose on top of a hill in the park and I was running around like crazy. David wanted to take some video of me so he got Amy’s keys and went back to the house to get his video camera. After about half an hour they were ready to go back home. Well, as it turns out, while we were running around, Amy’s keys fell out of David’s coat pocket. And thus started our long, cold, snowy day. See, here’s a screen shot of the exact moment the keys fell out of his pocket, it’s taken from the video Amy was shooting.

Seems easy enough right? You’d think two college educated humans would be able to find them. WRONG! Amy and David ended up on their hands and knees digging through the snow trying to find these stupid keys…not for a few minutes, or even half an hour, but for 3 hours! They were not at all amused. I was actually amused because I ended up just eating snow, ice, leaves and sticks, basically anything within reach of my mouth. I love the snow and since my fur is pretty long, I didn’t mind the cold at all. I have a feeling Amy and David didn’t feel the same way.

David finally had to stop searching cause it got too dark. Amy’s sister, Vicki, had to come over with spare keys to the house to let us back in. David even went and got a metal detector to try and find them but with no luck. Finally, this morning Amy went back out to the hill and started combing through the snow with a rake and was able to find them. Whew!

Here’s a video of me playing in the snow:

My Tree Loot Monkey Continued

Before I delve into the exciting conclusion of my Tree Loot Monkey saga, I have to let you all know that it snowed! On Wednesday I went out on my morning walk with Amy and everything was fine (a bit cold, but pretty normal) and then when she came home (an hour late I might add) there was snow everywhere! I tried to eat as much of it as I could. I also digged around in it trying to figure out where all of the grass went.

And I got it all over my nose.

They say it’s supposed to snow again this weekend. I hope so cause when we went out for our walk this morning, a lot of it had melted, I had a hard time trying to find snow to eat.

Now we may turn our attention to my Tree Loot Monkey. Something else that happened on Wednesday was that Amy made the colossal mistake of leaving my monkey in my crate with me during the day. I discovered he was hiding under my blankets around mid-day and I started working again on tearing that ear off of his head. See a funny thing kept on happening as I bit and bit on his ear, his stupid leg was getting in the way. So of course I had to tear that off as well. Now this proved harder than the ear because this stupid monkey was wearing shorts! With a little effort I managed to take his shorts off, and within a matter of time I had ripped his leg off of his body. These little clear beads came rushing out of his body and leg and all of this fluffy white stuff too. I started eating the beads, but they didn’t taste too good so I just let them fill up the bottom of my crate. As you can imagine, when Amy came home she was none too pleased and she took my Tree Loot Monkey and threw him away :o( I don’t think he looks that bad, do you?

My Tree Loot Monkey

This is me and my Tree Loot Monkey.

This morning when Amy came out of the bathroom I was sitting on the futon in the backroom with him. Amy thought it was really cute cause I was licking him, like I was cleaning him. But little did she know…

See this is a close up of my monkey, looks fine right?

And this is a picture of him from the left side, still looking pretty good.

But aha! Here is his right side! That’s right! I was sitting there nicely licking him when I noticed this ear in my way. I thought it seemed mighty odd for a monkey to have an ear right there. So, as any other dog would do in a similar situation, I decided it just had to go.

When Amy came over as I was licking him I tried to be calm and collected, but I guess I looked a bit suspicious with my shifty eyes.

She saw what I did, and took him away. I swear, she’s always ruining my fun!