The happy ramblings of a sharp-witted canine scamp.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Boston College Gear!

I guess I'm "IT"

Last month, just moments before Mom's entire electronic circuitry overdosed (It started with the air conditioner, then it was the phone. Next thing I knew, there were internet installation guys working on our "wiring." Teehee. That still makes me giggle.)... Anyway, just before we lost contact with the e-world, Mom goty some messages saying we had been "tagged."

Well, I'm not one to shy away from a good game of "Gotcha," so I'm finally ready to take a crack. I hear from Fee that the rules of the game involve telling the world five funny/embarassing things about myself.
Here they are:

5) Some if these have to do with things my Mom might think are funny or embarassing. I have decided to humor her. I refuse to eat my breakfast or dinner unless served with a dab of whipped cream! Mom thinks this is very funny. I think it is my due.

4) When my dog play group pals and I play catch...I usually get hit with the ball! I'm not much for Fetch, and even less so when we're outdoors and there are other dogs to play with instead of some stupid ball! That's me and Toby and my good friend Jakey (out in front--He's a ROCK STAR!)--In this picture, we're looking for treats!

3) I hate the sound of horns and drums. Unfortunately for me, My Mo
m only figured this out after she took me to a parade with lots of marching bands--twice! (Now who's the dumb one?)

2) When I'm wet, my face is the size of a credit card. Normally, I have lots of puffy fur around my face--Mom thinks it looks cute, and I must admit...she's right! However, when I get out of the bath....SCRAWNY! What's worse, my Mom dresses me in a bathrobe to "help" me dry off!

And the NUMBER ONE most funny/embarrassing thing about me is...Wait, wait! In fairness, this should be the most embarrassing thing about my Mom, not me...

Axel knows the answer...
He blogged all about it a while back..That's right. My Mom makes me dress up in silly clothes! [Editor's note: Actually, Banba rather likes it!] I do not! [Ed.: Yes, she does.] DO NOT!

Well, I guess it's time for a new game of TAG! This time, maybe my wiry, blogging friends will tell us five things that make for a true doggie friend (the two-legged or four-legged kind)....

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Where, oh where have the giant sand dogs gone?

Wow, I'm tired. I've been sleeping for days, but I just can't seem to wake up. Must be the crazy weekend I had: it was like a dream. At first, I was at my grandparents' beach house, running around on the beach and the porch and jumping on everyone's laps. At night, I don't sleep so well there: I need to keep my ear to the ground. So many strange noises (Mom calls them fireworks, but they sound like pop pop pops to me).
Anyway, I wake up on Sunday and Mom and I go for a walk on the beach. I run down the path, through the sea grass and try to take off af
ter a jogger, who really, really wanted me to jump up and lick her! (Mm is just shaking her head, but what does she know!?). Suddenly, two huge sand dogs come pounding along the hard sand in front of me--I take off after them, with my Mom dragging along in tow. Apparently, she didn't enjoy that part, but I managed to get quite a ways down the beach before Mom stopped my pursuit of the crazed mammoth beasts [Editor's note: The sand behemoths are known to the rest of us as horses...kind of hard to tell in this picture though.

Once Mom forced me to let the sand dogs run off, we found a little puppy guy to play with. He was just a young little Yorkie named...wait for it..."Pony"! As we were talking the sand beast dogs came back, but were moving so fast that we had no chance to catch them. "Pony" was a little shaken, but I assured her that sand dogs weren't dangerous (I was trying to be brave for the little fella).

I had fun the rest of the time at the beach too, but Mom got worried because I didn't eat anything. She knows how much I hate the car ride back and forth to the beach! Whay would she think I would eat before getting back in the car????

Anyway, Mom was apparently so worried about me that she decided to take a detour on the way home and stop at a pet festival in Amesbury. it was called PawsforPeace and boy was it weird!

On the way in, we had to wait in line and Mom had to sign a special form that said she wouldn't get too mad if she got bit by a mangy mutt inside or something like that. Mom said the form meant I had to be extra good and stay on leash, but I don't understand what kind of pet festival would force good dogs like me (Insert harp and halo here!) to stay on leash with so many good smells around!

And no big fella,
by good smells,
I didn't mean me!

But there was lots to do at the Festival: There were dogs to sniff and stare at, games to play, water to drink, kids to jump on, people to avoid...Oh, and there were also a bunch of foreign police dogs, that apparently have been recruited to keep order at pet festivals in this part of the world. i didn't understand a word any of them said, but their posture was amazing. Mom called them Police Dogs. I'm pretty sure they were German....

Oh and there was shopping at this festival too...and with shopping comes....C'mon now, I know you know what! That's right: Sample treats! I liked the baked apple treat best. Mmmm.

By the time we got to heading back, it was starting to get dark and stormy looking, so, for my Mom's sake, I insisted that we leave right away--So she wouldn't get wet.

[Editor's note: Actually, the band started to play and Banba's fear of horns and drums impelled her to run like a, dare I say it, scaredy cat, off the festival grounds!]

MOM! This my blog. Stay away from the computer when I'm on it...You're ruining my life!

Good grief.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Wow! What an end to summer vacation: In between technical glitches that kept us at the house waiting for repair folk and calling techies to help Mom set up her new system, Mom and I spent a lot of time at Gramm and Gampa's houses and ran along the beach (and occasionally in the water!).

Now that we're back home, my pals Jake (the red Golden) and Toby and I spend our free time in the backyard, running and fighting over toys (red and orange "Cuz" toys in particular), and hunting for treats. Our folks think throwing treats around the yard is good stimulation for our noses and brains. Whatever.

Big news in the playgroup: Jake is a big brother now. His Mom brought him to meet a little Chocolate Lab named Simon, and next thing you know she was bringing him home to stay. Jake and Simon both have been back at our morning play sessions. I guess Simon is OK, but he pays way too much attention to my Mom. He just needs to learn to BACK OFF now and then.

I guess it's time we get to playing a game our WFT (Foxy) friends invited us to play last month: It's called Tag...and you're IT!