Monday, November 14, 2011

I'M A CALENDAR BOY! by Nicky


Guess what!  I am now famous because I am in a calendar that REGAP made!  I am the October Dog, and I am very handsome in my photo.  This photo was taken in June at Dog-n-Jog, by a woman named Gina, of Spirare Photography.  And everybody who sees my photo immediately wants to buy the calendar, which is good, because that is how REGAP can make money to rescue more greyhounds from the racetracks.

Yesterday there was a big calendar-launching party at Pooches' Paradise, so Mom and I walked over there.   Lots of people came to the party, and more importantly, so did lots of greyhounds.  I got to sniff a whole bunch of greyhound butts, and I liked doing that, so I was very happy.  Also I put my "pawtograph" on anybody's calendar who wanted me to.

In this picture, you can just barely see my head and front legs,
at the right-hand side of the photo.  I'm wearing a yellow muzzle.

Mom bought 3 calendars and also a fleece sweatshirt sort of thing that says REGAP on it.  Then Mom and I got our picture taken together, but we won't be able to see the pictures until Thursday, when they will be online.  Mom wanted me to prick my ears up, but I just can't do that when I'm nervous, and being in a whole gang of strange people makes me sort of nervous.

In this photo, you can see Mom, with the doorway behind her.
You can't see me, but I was there, probably pawtographing a calendar.

Anyway, Mom ate some chocolate chip cookies, but she didn't give me any of them because chocolate isn't good for dogs.  But we brought home some dog treats because they were giving them away for free.  I have to share them with my brothers and sister, which doesn't seem fair since they didn't get to be in a calendar.  Mom says I will be lucky if she lets me eat any of the treats at all because I am not supposed to be eating anything besides my regular dog food.  Lately I have had a little diarrhea problem, and supposedly this happens when I eat treats and stuff like that.  But Mom is afraid that maybe the answer to why I have diarrhea is not quite that simple.  In other words, it might be something more expensive to diagnose and fix!

Yesterday morning I was out in the yard, digging in one of my favorite holes, and when Mom came out to get me, she caught me eating dirt.  Also I had mud all over my nose.  So she griped about having to clean that off before we went to the calendar party.  And she said it was no wonder I was having diarrhea, if I was eating dirt.  But I think it's better to eat dirt than poop, which is what Mel and Barry and Piper eat.  Mom just really needs to put these things in perspective.


This one of the greyhound puppies that somebody is fostering.
There are two of these puppies (or maybe three--I lost count).
Of course, everybody thinks puppies are adorable, so they got lots of attention.

When the party was mostly over, Mom and I walked back home.  Then we both took naps, and so did all the other dogs and cats, even though they didn't go to the calendar party, so there was no reason for them to be tired.  Mom showed everybody my picture in the calendar, and I think they were all jealous, even though they were polite enough not to say so.

And before I quit writing, I want to especially thank Aunt Glenda, because she and Uncle Bob took pictures at the calendar party yesterday, and she told Mom it was okay to use some of the photos when I wrote in Piper's blog.

10 comments:

  1. Nicky! You are SO handsome! I know that you're already aware of this fact, but I can't help but tell you again. I was just admiring your picture in my shiny new REGAP calendar. I'm sorry that we didn't get to have you pawtograph it! I came to the party yesterday with my tiny human and his daddy, but we just missed you and your mom! I'm sorry that we didn't get to say hello. We got pawtographs from some lady Greys, and there were plenty of other Greyhounds to love on of course as well. The puppies sure are cute- but I was pretty excited to see Snickers, who is all grown up now (boy, he did a LOT of growing!) because he was just a little puppy when I worked at Pooches'. Well, it sure was lovely day for a stroll yesterday- I'm glad you enjoyed the nice walk and your time in the spotlight!

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  2. Dear Aunt Kerry,
    I am so sorry we didn't get to see you at the party yesterday. I guess we should have stayed there until the very end, but we didn't because we thought everybody must have come there already that was coming. I would have gladly pawtographed your calendar, and I would have liked meeting your tiny human, too. Well, thank you for buying a calendar anyway, and I hope to see you some other time!
    Love, Nicky

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  3. WOW, is all I can say! You are a hunk, Nicky.

    Congratulations on getting your photo into a calender.

    Jenna

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  4. Dear Jenna,
    You're quite a lovely girl, yourself. When can I come out to California and meet you?
    Your friend, Nicky

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  5. Ooooooh, you can come out anytime that you want. Mom loves greyhounds, and so do I. It would be nice to meet a famous (and a hunk at that) calendar boy!

    Your very good friend,
    Jenna

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  6. Well, Mom says she doesn't know when we will be able to drive out to California, but maybe we'll do it sometime or other. Until then, I guess I will just have to admire you from a distance!

    Nicky the Hunk

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  7. WOW am I impressed or what!! I've never known anyone (dog or cat) that was on a calendar. My mom has always said you are a very handsome greyhound, and she is correct!! Mom said she would like to buy a calendar and wonders when the calendar is online if she can buy one? I would like to be on a REGAP calendar...but when I said that my sister, Di, rolled her eyes, she does that alot with me. Mom explained with some impatience in her voice that REGAP is for Greyhounds ONLY!! Time to close.
    CONGRATULATIONS.
    Love, Dodi

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  8. Dear Dodi,
    Your mom can order a calendar online using PayPal if she goes to this address: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Y85ZM88J42NNJ

    If your mom does not have a PayPal account, tell her to email my mom, and my mom will tell her a different way to get a calendar. I am very flattered that your mom wants a calendar with me in it, so tell her thanks!
    Love, Nicky

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  9. My mom just bought a few calendars. Alot of times mom buys calendars from the Humane Society to give to friends, so she figured this time she would give out the REGAP calendar! Soooo several friends will get to see your picture too!! :)
    Love, Dodi

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  10. Wow! Tell your mom thanks for making me so famous by buying several REGAP calendars! A few years ago, the KC Humane Society put out a calendar, but it was a lot of work and didn't make much money, so they quit doing it. I hope that REGAP will make more money with their calendar, and I'm sure they will because I'm in it! Hahahaha!
    Love, Nicky

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