Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Selective Hearing

For the last couple of months, my dad has been clearing our yard to give me more space to run. Here I am doing a fine job supervising:
The downside of this is that for now, I’m knee deep in mud. But the upside to this extensive project is that my invisible fence has been temporarily disabled. It’s given me a great opportunity to go around and meet all our new neighbors.

Here is where my parents and I have a difference of opinion. They call this “running away.” I call it “spreading my adorableness” around the neighborhood. This has, on occasion, led to people calling the number on my collar, so that my dad has to come fetch me from a yard that doesn’t (if you want to get technical) belong to me. But most of the time my parents just open the back door and rattle the lid on my treat jar, and no matter where I am, no matter how far I’ve wandered, I hear that treat calling my name and I come bolting back to our house just as fast as my little legs can carry me.

Sometimes though, I'm sorry to report, my hearing isn’t quite so keen. Like when my paws are muddy and my dad says, “Sage. Marie. Get off the bed.” Sorry Dad, whaaa? Come again? You want me to play dead? 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nor'easters and Sou'westers

Hats off! To Bert, that is, for hosting a contest for us dogs in our favorite chapeaus. Here in Maine we say, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.” A little Nor’easter isn’t going to keep me from hitting the high seas (listen, sometimes I like to pretend my front porch is an 8’ swell) if I’ve got my trusty Sou’wester on! 

PS-The brick artistry on the left is the handy work of our resident groundhog.

He never. tires. of taunting me.

Methinks a conspiracy between the groundhog and gang of wild turkeys is afoot to stage a hostile takeover of my yard:

I’ve decided to do more patrolling of the perimeter. Don’t I look ferocious? 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Model Behavior

My cousin Izzy and I were lucky enough to be asked to be in an ad campaign for one of our most favorite things…treats! Here I am working the catwalk [or dogwalk, if you will] on their website, www.coolicks.com,  (Izzy is the Peanut Butter & Banana flavor):

Next month I’m going to be in a Coolicks video too! I’m a motion picture star! A doglebrity! Watch your back, Gisele!

Now that I’m a model, my mom was awfully worried I’d start acting like one too--you knewwwwww, crash dieting and displaying “model behavior”…

Dear Mom,

Not to worry. Also, please stop buying these crap cookies-I much prefer Coolicks.

Sage Marie