Friday, August 27, 2010

Adventures While Walking

It's time for me to tell you about more of the Exciting Adventures that we have had lately in our neighborhood.  For a while, we didn't have any Adventures While Walking because it was too hot to walk.  But now we can go out there without getting a heat stroke and dropping dead in the street, which Mom thinks would not be a good thing for us to do.  So anyway, Mom took her camera along the other day to get some new pictures of our adventures.

We are still finding cicadas to eat, so that makes walking more fun.  Here's a picture of Gabe eating a cicada that he found.  Yum!

And here's a cicada that Mom got a picture of before Gabe ate it.  Gabe is very good at finding cicadas, so it's hard for Mom to even get a picture of one before it gets snarfed up by Gabe.  If Mom sees a cicada that we dogs missed, she will tap her foot by it until we come and grab it.  We have all learned that if Mom taps her foot by something on the floor, it means "Hey, you might be interested in this."

Acorns are starting to fall again, and that means the squirrels are out.  We see lots of squirrels when we are walking, but they are very fast, and they run up the trees, and since we are on a leash, we can't chase them very well.  This is a sad situation, but that's the way it is.  So usually we don't even try to chase the squirrels.  We just stand around wishing we could.

Here's a picture of me being a good girl and doing all my pottying in the middle of the street.  I have found that that is a very good place to potty, unless the pavement is slanted, and then the pee runs over my feet, which I don't like very much.

These people's kids always leave their toys and bikes and scooters on the sidewalk.  Mom is annoyed by this because she thinks the kids will grow up to be people who don't take care of the stuff they own and who just leave it lying around in everybody else's way.  Also Mom doesn't know why these kids' bikes and scooters don't get stolen, because it would be really easy to steal them.  But personally, I don't care if the toys are on the sidewalk because I think they are interesting to sniff.

This storm drain has a shoe sitting on top of it.  We don't know why.  First the shoe was down in the street, where it looked like it was about to wash down the drain, but it never did.  Then somebody put the shoe on top of the drain.  Maybe they thought the person who dropped their shoe would come by and take it home with them.  I don't know how someone can lose a shoe in the street and not notice that it fell off, but sometimes humans do strange things that I can't understand.  I'm just glad that dogs don't have to wear shoes.

At the end of the block, there are two trees with great big yellow ribbons on them.  Mom says that people used to tie yellow ribbons around trees and stuff to welcome soldiers home from a war.  Or sometimes it meant that people wanted a war to be over, because they didn't agree with the war.  There aren't so many yellow ribbons around these days, but now we have two on our street, so if any soldiers come here, I guess they will feel welcome.

Here's a house that's for sale.  It used to look really, really terrible, like not the kind of house you would want to live in.  But then somebody fixed it up and painted it and made the floors all shiny again, and planted some bushes and stuff.  So now it looks all pretty and nice, except nobody has bought it yet, maybe because nobody can afford to buy houses because of the Bad Economy.  Which is kind of sad, because I think the house looks lonely.

We saw this man standing on a ladder.  He was from the telephone company.  I think it would be scary to stand up there where all those wires are because if you touch the wrong ones, they can kill you.  So you will not see me climbing any ladders!

Oh boy!  It's the UPS truck!  Sometimes it comes to our street, and then Barry and Mel go crazy barking because they think the UPS driver will come to our door.  And sometimes he does come to our door to bring us a package that Mom ordered.  Mostly Mom only orders books and DVDs, but sometimes she orders Dog Stuff.  I wish she would order Dog Stuff more often!

Okay, that's all the adventures for one day.  Did you notice that I changed my blog to be purple and pink?  I think it looks very pretty that way.  Mom helped me figure out how to pick the new colors and stuff.  Since it is Year Number Two of my blog, we thought it was time for a new look!


  1. Dodi here. Jeez, I didn't think my mom would ever let me write on your blog again. I found a new trick; for the past few days I've been real quiet, didn't break anything, etc., so mom was worried about me, and asked if I'd like to write, thinking it might cheer me up! Ha...she fell for that trick. I really like the new colors on your blog! I also think it's neat how you get to go to the bathroom out on the street - I would love to do that! I have to cover up my messes...guess dogs don't do that? Hmmm. I also tried to talk my mom into buying the house that's for sale - but she said nope...that's all, just "nope." My mom also said the kids who leave their stuff outside should NOT do that, but I'm with you - who cares? Apparently, your mom and my mom think it shows a lack of responsibility or something like that.
    Thanks again for another informative blog.
    Love, Dodi (and AP) oops - did you notice the font is different now? My mom noticed that!

  2. Dear Dodi,
    I'm glad your mom let you write a comment in my blog again. I'm also glad you like the new colors. We dogs don't have to cover up our messes. You are right about that. There's a cat around here that likes to poop in our front yard sometimes. I like to eat the poop because it is very tasty, and I can find it even if it is covered up. Mom doesn't want me to eat cat poop, but I'm not sure why. Humans are weird.
    Your friend, Piper