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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sometimes I envy my dog

Every envy your pet? Here's my perspective on the life of my dog.

Let me start by saying it's a good life. I get fed at the same time every day and someone always prepares my meal for me. I also get "treats" a few times an evening and I don't even have to run out and buy them. One of the best things about my life is all the naps. I can sleep 14 out of every 24 hours and nobody ever calls me lazy or depressed. There is also all the good loving. Yeah, my mom and dad disappear for 8 to 10 hours at a time but once they get home they immediately greet me with kisses and kind words. My daddy usually sits on the floor and snuggles with me for about 10 minutes right after work. Then, he changes clothes and takes me for a long walk. That is my favorite part of the day. On the weekend, I usually get to go to the dog park and meet new friends and run around off-leash.

Another thing I realy love is that I don't have any chores around the house. My only job is to look cute and stay off the couch if mommy and daddy are paying attention. Sometimes they also buy me toys and treats just because I'm so darn sweet. When I'm bad they never really get that mad at me. I do get a swat or a "bad dog" every now and then but about 5 minutes later they forget what I did and give me another round of pets and kisses. They are never mad for long and they don't yell at me. Sometimes they yell at each other and I get scared but then I see that I am not in trouble and so everything is cool.

One of my least favorite things is going to see the vet but that has perks too. I always get a treat when I'm done. I never have to decide if I need to go to the vet either. My mom and dad decide for me. They buy me insurance and they always pay my bill. Suckers!

Ok, before I get carried away... There are cons to a dog's life. I am dependent on others to go out. I do have to wear a leash when I walk. My mom and dad don't just let me visit with any stranger. I do get bored sometimes but then I forget I'm bored because my brain does not remember much for very long. Sometimes I get lonely but I do have the cat to keep me company. Overall, no major complaints here.

Thanks for listening,
Pierce (the family dog)


Merelyme said...

awww...this was a great post. do you have photos of your new doggy? i need to catch up with you...i have missed a lot it seems! i do believe our pets have a good life...they are loved and cherished...who could ask for more?

Tracey's Life said...

I love it, I thought my dog wrote it.
(a complete stranger in NJ)


Hey Pierce,

My name is Joshua and Lisa was my human for almost 19 years. Isn't it great when we get our big pets trained to satisfy our needs?

All it took to grab Lisa's attention was to look bright and smart amongst the other cute kittens.

Over the years, we lived in her parents house where an older cat was my friend. Then we lived in an apartment house where I called 911 by stepping on the speed-dial phone. The cops weren't too happy about that.

We moved to Texas where I convinced her to let me outside to talk to each of the neighbors as long as I agreed to use my lease and collar.

Then we lived in Indiana for 6 years in an apartment which had the coolest concrete block wall which I loved to climb to the 2nd floor balcony. Lisa would unhook my lease, come around up the stairs, and I would meet her at the walkway door. That was a fun game.

But after we moved to Virginia, I didn't go outside as much. Getting older and didn't like the wind any longer. Strange cause I grew up in windy Oklahoma.

So Pierce, treat your humans well and they will make sure that you get all that you need. When it was time for me to go, I didn't want to leave my dear Lisa. I hung on as long as I could because she knew that I could no longer eat or drink.

The last thing I remember was being in her arms, wrapped in a soft towel. Then I was flying and purred in her ear, even hung around for a few weeks after she buried my body underneath the tall Fir tree.

Before I left, I visited a new litter of kittens at the neighbor's. I told two of them to be sure to look real cute and let Lisa cuddle them even if they were really small. Cause I know if they listened to me, Lisa would give them the very best life any cat could ever want.

Our humans are so very important. We must treat them well.


zappe said...

Dogs, Toys, Outliers, Religious Beliefs, - is there some common thread here?
Dog Stairs

Jen said...


Denver Refashionista said...

Merelyme, I'll post some new pics. I think I put some up a while ago.

Denver Refashionista said...

Thanks for dropping in Tracey.

Denver Refashionista said...

Lisa/Joshua, thanks for the great advice.

Denver Refashionista said...

Zappe, my common thread is my life with MS, hence the blog title.


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Hehe...the P.O.D. would say hello...if she had any manners, that is.

Linda D. in Seattle