Thursday, September 24, 2009

My Exciting Daily Schedule

By now you must be starting to get some idea of what a fascinating life I lead as a cute basenji girl.  And you're probably wishing you knew exactly how I spend every hour of every day.  Well, you are in luck because today I am going to tell you about a typical day for me!  Unfortunately, the times listed are kind of approximate because Mom doesn't keep as strict a schedule as I would like her to.  But this is the best I can do, under the circumstances!

7:00 a.m.
Start hoping that Mom will wake up and get out of bed.  Which she usually does, except if she decides to sleep a little later.  Sometimes we can hurry her along a bit by doing some loud licking of our private parts.
7:15 a.m.
Go outside to potty and check on whether anything has changed since last night, plus see if Henry is out in his yard.
7:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST OF DOGS!!!!  This is one of my favorite parts of the whole day!
7:40 a.m.
Go outside again if we want to, and especially if we have more pottying to do.
7:45 a.m.
Go upstairs to help Mom check her email and to POST MY BLOG ENTRY, which was actually written the day before.
8:00 a.m.
Snooze a little while Mom takes a shower and gets dressed.  I still can't believe she would deliberately get herself all wet like that!
8:20 a.m.
Mom checks her email again, and then we all run downstairs for TREATS!  Yay!!!
8:25 a.m.
Go outside again, in case there's anything else we need to do out there.
Snooze some more while Mom eats breakfast and reads the paper.  Usually do a GROUP HOWL.
9:00--10:00 a.m.
WALKING WITH DOGS!!!  Another highlight of the day!  First Gabe and I go out walking with Mom, and then Barry and Mel go.
10:00 a.m.--2:00 p.m.
Naptime!  Mom often leaves the house and abandons us at about this time.  Sometimes she goes to the Humane Society or sometimes she goes someplace else.  So mostly we dogs just hang out and take naps.
2:00 p.m.
Greet Mom at the door when she comes home from wherever.  Go outside to potty.
2:15 p.m.
Mom checks her email again and lets me know if there are any comments on my blog.
2:30--3:30 p.m.
Mom sometimes takes a nap.  She invites us dogs to help her take her nap, which we are glad to do!
3:30--5:00 p.m.
WRITE MY BLOG for the next day.  Or sometimes this doesn't get done until in the evening.
5:00 p.m.
SUPPER OF DOGS!!!!  Another extremely favorite time of day!
5:15 p.m.
Go outside again.
5:30--6:00 p.m.
Take a short nap while Mom eats supper.
6:00--7:00 p.m.
More computer stuff -- finish blog, do research for a future blog entry, let Mom do Facebook, etc.
7:00--10:00 p.m.
Watch TV or movies on DVD.  Or sleep if the TV shows are boring.
10:00 p.m.
Bedtime TREATS!  Then outside to potty one last time.
10:15--11:00 p.m.
More email, Facebook, blog, whatever still needs to be done on the computer.  Maybe snooze a little while Mom finishes up her computer stuff.
11:30 p.m.
BEDTIME OF DOGS.  Decide who's going to sleep where, including whether anybody is going to sleep with Mom.

And there it is -- my fabulous daily schedule as it more or less usually happens.  I just wish Mom would do a better job of sticking to it!


  1. Your day is very similar to Dodi & Di's day....except they don't go outside to potty! Oh...and Dodi prefers to get up and eat breakfast about 5:30am, which does NOT agree with me and I try to IGNORE him....but he can be very tenacious and irritating!

  2. Dear Aunt Patty,
    Mom said to tell you that she used to have a cat who always wanted breakfast at 5 a.m. This cat would beat on the door with her paws if she was shut out of the room or sharpen her claws on the mattress if she was in the room. Finally Mom figured out that if she just got up at 5:00 and fed the cat, then she could go right back to bed and sleep uninterrupted! Cats are silly, in my opinion. It's better to have a dog!

  3. LOL....yes, cats ARE silly!! I should have said in my previous comment that I often get up, put food in Di/Dodi's bowls and go right back to bed/sleep. I'm actually half asleep feeding the cats soooo early....and once I put treats in their bowl instead of the cat food. I hid the I wouldn't grap the wrong bag again, although Dodi was thrilled w/that breakfast!