Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It's the ANNIVERSARY of my BLOG!

It was exactly one whole year ago today when I started writing my blog.  Can you believe that?  I can hardly believe it myself.  I really surprised my silly dog brothers, because they never thought I would stick with this project.  And even Mom was kind of surprised that I did it, but I showed them!  And now it's time to begin Year Number Two of blogging.

When I started wondering what I should write about in my special Anniversary Blog Edition, I decided I should write about ME!  Because that's what this blog is about, anyway, it's about ME and all the stuff I'm interested in.  In the beginning, Mom didn't think that I would have enough things to talk about to fill up a whole blog, but she forgot that I have an opinion about almost every subject you could ever think of!

So let's see, what can I tell you about me today?  Well, I guess I can say that yesterday Mom took us cicada-hunting because the weather was nice and cool, for a change.  She took me and Gabe out together, and I even agreed to walk all the way around two whole blocks without doing hardly any balking.  We found quite a few cicadas to eat, but there are starting to be not so many of them as before.  And they don't scream at us all the time from the trees, like they used to.

Mom is a little worried about me because sometimes we find a cicada that I don't want to eat.  It used to be that I would eat any cicada that I found, but now I am a little pickier about which ones I eat.  Mom doesn't know why this is, but I don't think I always have to explain my M.O. -- which stands for modus operandi, and that's Latin for "This is the way I do things, so deal with it!"

In fact, Mom is a little worried about me anyway because she thinks I don't have much energy these days.  But who needs energy?  In my opinion, it's better just to take lots of naps.  And besides that, I am getting to be a more "mature" dog, so I can't exactly go around acting like a goofy puppy all the time.

Okay, well, I've got a little time left over, so maybe I will talk about Gabe a little bit, too.  He just started taking some new orange capsule things because he has a very bad Urinary Tract Infection.  Yesterday Mom took Gabe to visit Dr. Patricia, and they mostly just sat and talked about Gabe and about how to keep him from getting more UTIs in the future, after he gets all cured from the one he has now.  And also they want to have him take less prednisone because the prednisone is doing some sort of bad things to him.

And Mom is worried that Gabe might have cancer in his bladder, just because she heard of a basenji on her internet list who has bladder cancer, and also because Gabe's sire died of cancer, but it wasn't bladder cancer.  Dr. Patricia said she thought Gabe's symptoms would be different if he had cancer, but she also said that if Mom was worried about it, they could do x-rays and a sonogram on Gabe to make sure.  Dr. Patricia is always really nice about letting Mom spend extra money on us dogs.  Ha!  So anyway, now Gabe has to go there on Monday morning to get that stuff done.  But at least he is allowed to have breakfast before he goes, so that is good.

Okay, well, that is the end of this special Anniversary Edition of my blog.  I just want to say thank you to all my faithful followers and readers.  It's lots more fun to write a blog when you think that somebody might actually read it!


  1. WOW Piper! One whole year. I can't imangine its been that long, but if this is your anniversary blog, then I guess it must be true. I like how you write about different stuff and things. Mom won't let me do that on our blog, says she doesn't really have the time to do research, so we mostly talk about the dog park and what kind of different things we meet and see there.

    Happy Anniversary, Piper

  2. Today's comments are by your AP! Both Dodi and Di wanted to write, but I explained to them that it was "I" who wrote a comment on your very first blog, so it would be "I" who writes on your 1st year anniversary blog!

    What I didn't realize, or maybe I forgot, one of my "senior moments" is that Dodi & Di came to live with me on 08/28/08. They had just been here almost exactly a year when you started your blog. Now I have two reasons to celebrate in August.

    Well...being long-winded, I just want to say that I have SOOOO enjoyed your blog, as have Dodi/Di - that's the way we begin every day!

    Keep up the good work and I look forward to another year...and years of reading "Follow the Piper."
    Love, AP

  3. Dear 3 Amigos and Aunt Patty,
    Thanks for your good wishes about my blog anniversary. I can't believe it's been a whole year either, because in dog years, that's SEVEN years! Anyway, didn't you 3 Amigos start your blog about the same time I started mine? So it must be your anniversary, too. Or almost. And Dodi and Di also have something nice to celebrate in August, so it's a good month for everybody. Mom says that helping me do the research for my blog takes up a lot of time that she should be spending reading books, but I think she will learn more and be a better person if she keeps helping me with my blog.
    Your friend, Piper

  4. Lovely Piper,
    I have followed your blog all year and you are a very interesting writer. Congratulations and best wishes, hope your Mom does not worry too much. Grace

  5. Dear Aunt Grace,
    Thank you for reading my blog all year long. I am glad you think it is interesting. I think it is interesting, too! Hahahaha!
    Your friend, Piper

  6. Dear Piper and friends,
    Congrats on your anniversary! Keep up the good work.
    I read you every day and usually learn something valuable
    or get a good laugh. One of the secrets of a good blog is that the author writes regularly and you do that perfectly. May you have many more years to keep us entertained.

  7. Dear Anonymous,
    Thank you for saying such nice things about my blog. I like people who like to read my blog, so I think you must be a very good person. I'm sorry that I did not write in my blog today (Thursday), but it is all the fault of my Chief Research Assistant, who was too busy to help me. I promise to write something for tomorrow.
    Your friend, Piper