Archive for Christmas

A Dog’s New Year’s Resolutions – by Jasmine

These practical resolutions – ghost-written by a spoiled Sheltie several years ago – are worth revisiting this new year …

I’ve noticed that humans like to look back on the past year and look forward to the year ahead. People think dogs are all about the present. But humans don’t have a corner on goal-setting. Here, for example, are my goals for the new year:

Refine begging skills. Sad eyes. Droopy ears. Heavy tail. Remember the time Spunky ate my favorite chew toy. Method acting at its best. I really miss that toy.

Convince my owners that choking is overrated. Yes, I know the bones are small. Just hand over the turkey carcass and nobody gets hurt.

“Roll-over” is for Pillsbury, not pups. I want that apple-stuffed, cinnamon-frosted turnover and I want it NOW. No tricks, just treats. Read the rest of this entry »

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Riley the Black-Nosed Puppy

Riley (wondering whose idea it was to make him wear antlers)

This entry is written with apologies to Robert May, the advertising executive who wrote “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” He wrote it as a poem for a department-store Santa to give to children. Within its first year of publication, over 2 million copies had been given away to children. The poem was later set to music and recorded in 1949 by Gene Autry.

Riley received his name precisely because he lives “the life of Riley.” One of his co-dependent “Pamperers in Chief” says, “How can such an adorable little face hide such a Jekyll & Hyde dog?” If Riley could talk (or blog) we’d hear HIS side of the story.

Riley the Black-Nosed Puppy

Riley the black-nosed puppy
Had a very shiny nose
But if you ever saw him
You wouldn’t exactly say it glows Read the rest of this entry »

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