Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Mom Called Me the B-Word

Mom bought me a new bone yesterday! At first, I pretended not to want it, and I played with my Baby, and sat in Mom's lap, and ignored the new bone. But I couldn't keep that up for very long.

I love rawhide bones! I chewed, and chewed, and chewed my new bone. Then I needed to go outside.

Naturally, I carried my new bone with me! But when we got to the back door, Mom said, "Drop it, Bailey." I looked at her with total incredulity - I wanted to take my bone with me! Mom just doesn't understand these things!

So, Mom told me to drop it again, and I slowly bent my head down to the floor until the bone bumped the tile, but I kept my new bone in my mouth. Mom opened the door, and I slowly strolled out on to the deck...

And when I got to the edge of the deck, Mom must have looked down at the kitchen floor, because suddenly I was busted. She said, in a really low voice, "Bailey..."

And I turned my head, and she saw the evidence. She said, very quietly, "Bad boy, Bailey. Bring me the bone." But I went out in the yard, and she just closed the door.

Well, now my feelings were hurt, because Mom never calls me the B-word. I was so upset that I didn't even do my business! I raced back in the house, but Mom had already gone back upstairs. I jumped up on the bed, and showed her the bone, and she told me I was a good boy again! Yay!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

Y'all know I am all about the environment. I like to help recycle the garbage, and I make sure all the flower beds in my backyard get fertilized (naturally, of course) frequently. Like, daily.

So, in honor of Earth Day, I am sharing my box recycling technique with you. Be careful, though. This is hard work, and may not be for everybody.

First, of course, I have to get the box out of the trash. Then, I take it to the middle of Mom's bed, so she can appreciate all my hard work, and praise me.

Look at how hard I have to concentrate to do this right!

This is me letting Mom know that I am done, and ready for a treat.

I give her my best smile, but I never get any treats after all this hard work.

Maybe the pieces aren't small enough. I will try harder next time.

Happy Earth Day!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Let's Meet Piggy

You know that my favorite thing in the whole world, except for sitting in Mom's lap, is my Baby.

Remember how excited I was when I got my new duck Baby awhile back?

Well, Ducky was a great Baby, but sometimes I love my babies too much, and they fall apart! All by themselves!

When Mom came home from work one day last week, she discovered that Ducky had fallen apart - all that was left of him was his head. I put it in the middle of Mom's bed so she would be sure to notice.

Then I made sure she knew how sad I was.

I missed Ducky.

But then.on Friday, this piggy came to live with us! He is big and soft, and squeaks a lot! I love my new piggy baby!

I play with Piggy all the time! When I first get new babies, I won't go anywhere without them. You know how Mom has that dumb rule that I can't take my inside toys outside? Well, I needed to go outside Friday night, but Mom wouldn't let me take Piggy, so I decided I would stay inside instead.

About 4 hours later, I really needed to go outside, and I thought maybe Mom would forget about her dumb rule, but she didn't.
So, this time I put Baby down and hurried outside, and then raced back in to make sure Piggy was still here. Thank goodness, he was still in the kitchen, and hadn't fallen apart.

This is a picture of me in my "Baby trance." I like to just hold my babies in my mouth sometimes, and my eyes sometimes roll up a little, and Mom says I am in a trance. I don't know what that means.

This is when I threw Baby across Mom's computer.

She tried to get Baby away from me, but she couldn't.

Piggy is the best Baby ever! I know Mom wants my Piggy ... but she should just get one of her own.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I Played a Trick on Mom!

Back when I was a baby, Mom taught me how to open the backdoor when I was finished playing outside. I'm pretty smart you know, so this was easy for me to learn. I never bothered to learn how to close the door when I come back in, though, so if Mom doesn't get up right away to close it when I open it, sometimes bugs come in, and one time a bird came in!
Sometimes when Mom has company, I surprise them by opening the backdoor all by myself - it is funny to see their faces, and then they all pat me!

Mom stayed home from work today, and has been taking a lot of pictures, and working on her computer. Whenever she stays home, I bug her a lot and ask her to let me outside over and over, so she keeps having to get up and down and up and down. She takes me to the kitchen and shows me that the door is already open, but I never go outside without her leading me right to the door! That's 'cause I always forget that I left it open....

A little while ago, I wanted to go outside again right when Mom was taking pictures. Instead of taking me to the door, she took me to the backstairs, which lead right down to the backdoor, and showed me that it was wide open, and told me to go outside. I went to the bottom of the stairs, and grabbed one of my babies, and ran out the door with it. I'm not allowed to take my babies outside, and Mom saw me and told me to drop it, but I fooled her, and ran off the deck with Baby.

Mom kept telling me to come back, but I played dumb. Sure enough, I made Mom chase me out in the backyard IN HER PAJAMAS! She never got dressed today, and now I had her chasing me in the yard in her pajamas. It was funny.

At first, I just ignored her and kept running deeper into the yard.

Then I got distracted by those workmen nextdoor (YES, they are still there!)

That allowed Mom to get pretty close to me, but I still had my eye on her!
Then I started shaking my baby and daring her to try to get me.
She got my soccer ball, and kicked it, and I dropped Baby because I thought we were going to play soccer.

Mom scooped up Baby and ran back to the house. So I guess she played a trick on me!

All I wanted was for Mom to play outside with me! I don't think she understood this game at all. I will have to try something else later today, after I take a nap.

Monday, April 7, 2008

It's been pretty quiet...

After my big coup last week, saving Mom and the whole house from that moth, I was glad to have a pretty quiet week!

Mom and I played soccer, of course. Most of you know we do that almost everyday, if it isn't raining. This is a picture of me making a big play!

Right before we started this game, Mom turned around and went back into the house to get something (she wanted to get her camera, to take some pictures of some dumb old flowers.) She told me to stay, and then she told me again, like I might forget! I had the soccer ball in my mouth, and I was so excited about playing that I wanted to make sure Mom was coming back, so I followed her, but she didn't hear me.

She has a really strict rule that I cannot take my inside toys outside, and I cannot bring my outside toys inside. I know, it is a stupid rule, but she's the boss of me, so I try very hard to follow the rules. But this time, I was too excited about soccer! Mom went all the way upstairs, and into our room, and got the camera, and when she turned around, I was standing there with the soccer ball in my mouth, and she squealed, 'cause I had snuck up on her! Then she told me to take the soccer ball outside, so we went out and played for a long time. Guess who won? Me, of course!

Mom sometimes makes me do silly tricks to earn my treats.

She taught me to balance a dog treat on my nose, and hold still, and then catch it in my mouth. I'm pretty good at it, but this time, the Cheez-It flew right up to the top of my head and landed there, and stayed! Mom laughed and laughed and laughed, 'til there were tears coming out of her eyes. I kept looking everywhere for the Cheez-It, but couldn't find it. Mom even had time to get this picture.

PS: Don't tell Mom, but I planned the whole thing - this is my newest trick, but since she laughed so hard and made fun of me, I will never do it for her again! I'd like to see her flip a Cheez-It off her nose and onto her head...