Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Revenge is best nibbled in secret

Every morning when Mom comes over to let me out of my crate she laughs at me. All I am doing is sitting patiently, while Mecki runs around being naughty,  waiting to be let out. Mom says she laughs cause when I sit (with my bottom on the ground-which is rare), one of my back legs mysteriously levitates and floats in the air. So of course Mom has to make fun of that. This is why I rarely sit with my bottom on the floor. I prefer to perch on Mecki's head  or Mom's legs. As she laughed , I thought to myself, I shall have revenge.
 My green turtle from Grace-he makes a most excellent pillow!
 Let me out already!
 So later that afternoon, I'm sitting on the couch with Mom who is blatantly ignoring me. I keep head butting her and she pets me for a bit, but you can tell she is not giving it her all.  So I start snuffling around on the couch, pretending to be looking for crumbs around Grand Pere, and slowly move over towards Mom. She is busy crocheting and I  know she is not paying attention to me. That is when I get my revenge! I lunge and nip her in the side! Mom almost falls off the couch as she jumps in the air. The perfect revenge is mine! Mom looks at me and I give her my best "oh, that wasn't a crumb?" look. Mom says that I've been hanging around with Mecki too much. I lie down and smirk.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Dog Days For Me (and my BFF Rigby!)

So I was minding my own business and barking at Bastille when I noticed that Mom was approaching with my big boy leash! That's my really super long leash which usually means we are going somewhere with a lot of space to run! I starting barking and Mom hooked the leash to me. We started to leave but Bastille came and pushed his way in! Mom said, "no, not you" and he sadly backed away. Mom and I got in the car and took off. I started whining immediately then switched to full bark when we approached Old Westbury Gardens.  Plus, right in front of us was my bff Rigby! We got out of the car and I was so excited to see Rigby! We had an awesome plan even though  I did not let Mom get any good photos of me!
 Rigby is very good at posing-he likes to make his sister happy! I do not like when Mom takes photos so I turn away whenever she is about to click!

 Finally I get some well deserved attention from Rigby's sister Grace!

 I think Rigby wanted to go for a swim. It was a bit warm out there.
 I found a shady spot to rest. But Mom made me keep moving.

 Here Rigby and I are playing a game where we refuse to look at the camera at the same time!

And a good time was had by all!

Monday, April 9, 2018


 I'M BACK! And just a wee bit grumpy as Mom decided to herald my return with a very unfavorable photo of me. It was early in the morning and I had been snoozing on the couch on top of Dad's coat-for some added fluffiness. Unfortunately, it gave me bedhead. This on top of the indignity of my previous shaming of having been brought in for SPA day. I was still tired but I heard the tiny pittar patter of Bastille's feet and knew that no more sleep was in my future. Mom grabbed me and dragged me outside in the bitter cold to take care of business.
I'm back too! Mecki told me that Dog Days is coming up and in case I get to go, I am practicing my poses. Mecki said Mom LOVES to take pictures of this position-"Dog facing away". And since I love Mom (cause she feeds me and I am always starving!) I want to make sure I get the pose right. Mecki said I can only go if his friend Rigby doesn't feel well, cause then he gets to be loaned to Rigby's sister. Mom said she will try to post more photos of me cause I am the best doggie ever.
I have proof! Don't tell Mecki , but Mom showed me her new coffee mug!

 I think we can get rid of that dachshund mug now!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Dog Days (but only for SOME!)

Last saturday was a very very sad day for me. I was in the kitchen when I heard Mecki get very excited. I ran to peer through the gate and saw Mom putting a harness on him. Hmm, I thought, usually I am the only one with a harness. Well apparently it was Dog Days at Mecki's friend Rigby's estate and due to this photo below...I was not going :

The photo, which as you can see, is Dad with some people I don't know. Dad was not going to Dog Days so neither could I. Shockingly, Mom picked Mecki over me! I am her favorite! Or so I thought. But lately, to be honest, I have been trying to bond with Dad. Mom took some photos of me all snuggled up to Dad. I think she is jealous and that is why she took Mecki! When they came back, both Mom and Mecki smelled like Rigby! And Mecki was so tired that he collapsed on the floor and didn't move for the rest of the day/night! Even when I jumped all over him and sat on him, he would not play. I was allowed to go last year, Dad walked me around (and Mom stuck me in a tree! But I liked that-it put me up higher and I could survey the territory).

But Mom still dragged me out for our walk. Also, to add insult to injury, Mecki won't sleep upstairs with us! Mom and I go up to bed like normal. I get my cookie and squawk if she doesn't turn out the lights quickly enough. Dad comes up, but Mecki stays downstairs and sleeps on the couch or the bed.

Mom said that I need braces! How rude! The photo below is my offended look!
Saturday was a good day. I could tell as soon as I saw Mom holding my harness. The harness always means fun!  I started barking then and didn't stop until we rolled into the parking lot at Old Westbury Gardens! Once I got out of the car, though, I got nervous (plus the gravel hurt my paws so I lay down) and Mom had to pick me up and carry me to the lawn. Once there, I dragged her up the hill to Rigby's wall. I sniffed around and a small boy came by and gave me a belly rub, which was AWESOME! Then I saw Rigby and Grace! I started barking again! Rigby came over and I bounced around him. Mom gave us some carrots and apple (healthy food!) but Grace had tasty doggy cookies!
  So lets talk about Mom and Grace. Mom always takes rude photos of me! Grace is much better at photographing the "real" me. Here's some examples of Mom's photos:
 Obviously not a great photo of my superphotogenic friend, Rigby! Mom forgot to give him a cookie after the click-he is displeased! Although he did like eating my apples and carrots!

 Pictures of my back-Mom is very good at getting those!
 Now here is a magnificent photo of me, taken , of course, by Grace! You can't get any more adorable than that!

Here are some ok photos that Mom took. This is Rigby and me by Rigby's wall. We are already exhausted!

 Rigby, looking fashionable as usual.
All in all, it was an awesome day! Especially since Bastille didn't come! That way he couldn't push me out of the way, and sit or step on me with his bad manners! Plus Mom did not put me in a tree although there was talk of putting Rigby in the tree. When we got home, I was so tired that I collapsed on the floor and didn't even attempt to drag Bastille around by a leg. I think Rigby had fun too!

Monday, February 8, 2016

More snow!

This is turning into a great winter! Lots of snow for me to wiggle around in! In fact, Mom had us dressed in our sweaters and she let me run free in the backyard, well I hurled myself into the snow. I rolled on my back, I rolled on my front and buried myself. I was one big snowball when I was done. Sadly Mom banished me to the kitchen cause the snow had bonded with my fur and sweater and she could not get the sweater off me!
Here are some videos of us playing in the snow. I think Bastille is starting to like the snow.
There is a lot of snow out there. Mom put my "candycane" sweater on and let me outside. I didn't want to go in the deep snow but Mecki made me!
Last night Mecki tried to get me in trouble. Mom had give us half a cookie and then put the box back under the tv. I was snuffling around for crumbs cause no one feeds me enough. Mom walked into the kitchen and Mecki grabbed the box of cookies and threw it on the floor. Grandpere yelled NO! I froze and Mom came in to find cookies all over the floor. She picked them up before I could grab one. Mom was very surprised to find out it was Mecki and not me who did that!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Fun in the snow!

Unlike my tall and handsome friend Rigby, it is a wee bit harder for Bastille and I to get around in the snow. But Mom dug out a little area for us and Dad used the snowblower so Mom could take us out for a walk. We thanked her by dragging her on some ice and knocking her down in front of the neighbors. It was fun!
The best part was when I got to climb Mount Daddy! Mom helped me up and then I ran all over Dad and stuck my bottom in his face! Dad was scared!

Saturday, January 23, 2016