A Day in the life of a Dog

A Day in the Life of a Dog

by Louis the Blogging Dog

They say that every dog has his day. The truth, however, is that when a dog wakes up in the morning he never knows what the day will bring. It could go one way or the other.  So I am happy to say that today was an all-round good one.

Louis the Blogging Dog
A day can go either way.

The Life of a Dog

Mimi, Hazuzu and I slept in because we didn’t get to sleep until after 2:00 am. After Mimi got herself ready for the day, the three of us went downstairs to find that a note had been placed through the mail slot. It was from a neighbor we had never met. Mimi read it out loud to Eric, so I know exactly what it said.

This neighbor, who also lives in Killarney Gardens, wrote that she has two children, Lizzy who is nine and Nathaniel who is six. They want to have a dog but the mom works full time and doesn’t think they are home enough to be good companions for the dog. They were hoping that they could meet me and maybe take me for walks from time to time. I snorted at that one. Little did she know that if there are any walks to be taken that I’d be taking the peeps, not the other way around.

We had never met these peeps before because they are relatively new here. They heard about me from another co-op member. This place is like a little village.

I was open to the idea. I usually like kids because their energy often matches mine. Mimi also likes kids and she told Eric that it would be good for all of us if it worked out.  It seemed like an opportunity to go on more walks and I love my walks!

Mimi called the mom, whose name is Carrie, and arranged for them to come over in the afternoon to meet me. When they arrived, I was so happy.  I gave them kisses and they stroked me. Nathaniel gave me a belly rub while Lizzy rubbed that place above my ear where it feels so good! Then Lizzy, Nathaniel,  Carrie and I went for a walk around the swimming pool and the co-op office.

I was on my best behavior and so were the kids. I didn’t bark or pull on the leash and they didn’t complain about picking up my poo.  These are good kids. I have a feeling that they will be easy to train!

Carrie plans to return with Lizzy and Nathaniel on Wednesday for another walk. I have three new friends. In a dog’s world, anything can happen in a day in the life of a dog.

 

 

 

Five Things Dogs Hate!

Like people, dogs hate a lot of things. However, there are a few things that all dogs hate a whole lot. It’s universal, so if you have a dog in your family please keep these five things dogs hate in mind.

Five Things Dogs Hate!

1 Being Left in a Hot Car

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This really scares me.  Pleeeze  don’t ever take us on car rides if you will be leaving us in a car when the weather is hot.  Don’t get me wrong – we love car rides as much as tummy rubs,  but we can’t breathe and can quickly become dehydrated and die if left in a hot car.  It’s horrible.

2. Rubbing our Noses in Poo

Some peeps do this to dogs. They rub our noses in our excrement if we have an “accident”.  They don’t realize that a dog’s sense of smell is 100 times stronger than a human’s.

The humans who do this actually think  they are training us to be better dogs but it’s just not true.  Mimi says that people did this a lot when she was a kid but in these days most know better, just like they know not to beat their children.  However, I know for a fact that some people still do it.

I just want all people to know that rubbing our noses in our poo doesn’t teach us anything other than to be afraid of our humans. If we have an “accident” it’s not our fault. Maybe you haven’t trained us properly  or we are sick. Another possibility is that you need to take us out earlier or more often.    Just don’t blame the dog!

3. Being Tied Up all the Time

What can I say? People who do this don’t understand dogs.  Dogs need to be part of a group and it is a crime against our nature to isolate us and chain us up so we can’t move around and explore.

4. Yelling at us

Dogs don’t like being yelled at just like people don’t want to be barked at.  We respond best to people who are assertive and who speak in a calm voice.  Speaking for myself, yelling seems aggressive and I just won’t listen. Most dogs will agree.

5.   People we Don’t know  who Come up to us too Fast

This is especially upsetting when the person who rushes toward us also is making  eye contact. Dogs hate this because it makes us feel threatened. You see, the most aggressive dogs in the dog world rush toward other dogs while making eye contact. When a peep acts like that we become defensive, just as if it was a mean dog.  Sometimes we will bark or snap at someone who approaches us this way. A few of us will even bite.  To avoid bad experiences,  approach dogs you don’t know slowly, without looking them in the eye.

There are definitely more than five things dogs hate, but I wanted to mention these ones because they bother me so much. I hope that none of my readers do any of these things. You probably don’t. However, if you ever see someone abusing a dog in any of these ways, please enlighten them. If they want to know how you think you know so much, tell them you heard it from a dog.

When peeps can all be kinder to animals this world will be a better place.

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Louis the Blogging Dog

Louis the Blogging Dog!

by Louis the Blogging Dog

I have wanted to start my own blog for quite awhile and I’m finally doing it. I hope to blog about my life in this neighborhood and what it’s like to be me. The little things as well as the big things. All from a dog’s point of view.

Blogging givesme purpose
Blogging gives me purpose.

I am Louis the Blogging Dog.  I am a small dog but I am strong for my size. I fear nothing. Even Hazuzu listens to me, although Hazuzu is a lot bigger than I am. Hazuzu, in case you don’t know, is the cat of our pack. Mimi and Eric call him the  family cat. They are always going on about his magnificent tail and how he reminds them of a lion. I don’t mind though, because everyone knows that I’m the boss. I’man alpha, through and through.

I asked Hazuzu if he wanted to blog with me, but he declined. He likes to do his own thing. He refuses to play ‘squeaky toy’ with me  and he goes off alone, roaming the neighborhood all by himself for hours on end while I stay at home with the peeps. So it didn’t surprise me that Hazuzu didn’t want to work on this blog with me.
At some point, however, I’ll try to talk him into writing a post or two as a guest blogger.
We really are good friends.
Here is a photo of Hazuzu:

hazuzu's eyes match his coat.
Hazuzu’s eyes match his coat.

Thanks for reading my  first time hello. I like it that you are there. Do come back because I expect to post frequently. Also, if you like my blog, do “like” my page on Facebook.  Woof!