Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Since You Asked

I’ll try to answer some questions while the human woman makes the human dinner. We already ate (which shows you who really is the boss in this house).

Bionic Hip dog Sammy:
Sammy is still going to weekly swim sessions. He’s graduated from:
1.) being bodily dragged into the pool area
2.) being bodily dragged into the pool
3.) being dragged by a leash around the pool

Now Sam will eventually walk into the pool area, will sit still while they put on his life jacket, will only scream like a little girl once when he’s dragged onto the pool ramp, will belly flop into the pool, and will swim around in tiny little circles, attempting to escape every chance he gets.

He especially LOVES the end where he goes into a little room and gets rinsed off, then blow dried. He loves that part. Sometimes when he gets into the pool area, he’ll make a dash toward the rinse room, just in case the humans forget that he actually didn’t get into the pool yet and he can skip that swimming part.

My toe:
There I was, out in the yard staring down a ferocious mole...
Ok, I’m not exactly sure how I broke my toe, or when. I do know that I don’t like it when the human woman touches it, and she doesn’t dare trim my toenails back there. The human woman discovered it when she was trying to clip my toenails back there and so they rushed me to the vet and had my foot x-rayed. Sure enough, it had been broken at one time. I’m sure the human woman had something to do with it.

The Shirt:
Yes, the shirt is sorta calming during storms, but does not have magical powers during fireworks. Lucky for us, we’re about to get a storm, so hopefully no fireworks tonight. Unlucky for us that its going to storm and I’ll probably get stuck wearing the shirt. In case that doesn’t work, the human woman got some stuff from a vitamin store called “Melatonin” which is suppose to calm us down. Right now I’m napping, so I don’t know how much more calm I can be, but I hope she breaks it out if they start shooting off fireworks or the thunder starts up. I’d rather be doped up than dressed in a stupid shirt.

This morning the human woman tried to sleep in. She’s so silly, telling me that its a howliday of some sort and that she’s allowed to sleep in. There will be no sleeping in on my watch! I was forced to claw her out of the bed, and then guard the pillow with my body to make sure she didn’t try to sneak back. When I was sure she was awake, I went downstairs with her and fell asleep on her feet. Hey, I had to make sure she didn’t try sneaking back up there while I napped (as she’s been known to do).

(the fluffiest)


JustMeCopper said...

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz .... that's the sound of me sleeping through the fireworks. They don't bother me.

The toe thing sounds very traumatic. I hate having my eet messed with but I put up with it. Hershey, on the other hand, is a complete basket case.

Kapp pack said...

I can sympathize with Sammy. I DO NOT swim as I keep trying to tell the humans every time they try to get me to do it again!


cyber-sibes said...

Dear Meeshka,
Shrman broke a toe too. He ran headlong into a tree. Hit it dead on. He HATES to have his foot touched. He's down to only needing 2 people to hold him while he gets his nails trimmed.

I don't know about that swimming stuff. Never touch it myself. I don't think we huskies were meant for un-frozen water. Weren't labs & retrievers invented for that kind of thing?

Good job keeping those lazy humans on your schedule! If you let them sleep in once, they'll think they can do it all the time.


PiratesGrrl said...

Geeeez. Mom has decided to try that stupid shirt thing on me for storms. Thanks a LOT. Sigh.

Tucker (and the Brat Pack)

PS I'm on some fireworks medicine now and there are rainbow colored bones everywhere....

Pippin, the Gentle Pup said...

Hey, our people tried to sleep in too--what's with these people anyway. We had them up and att'em by about 5:45. Lazy people

Pippin (and Brigade+Renzo)