Tick, Tick, Taken

This “traveling between the worlds” business takes some getting used to.  At this time of year, it is pretty much impossible to get bird or butterfly bodies to borrow since they don’t function well in the cold.  Instead I have been reduced to using ticks.

One fine day last week, I craftily tiptoed onto Toby’s leg as he was walking through some leaves.  Without him even being aware, I crawled up to his collar and latched onto his neck.  It was kind of gross, but I always wanted to be able to bite him and get away with it.  Sadly, before I could complete my mission, Mom found me and flushed me down the toilet.

Back I came…making the slow climb up Toby’s unreasonably tall body.  I was too tired from my last trip I to go all the way up to his neck, so decided to bite him on the arm instead.  This time I was able to accomplish more of my goal, and I transmitted my essence into Toby before Mom could flush me.  It was like a Vulcan Mind Meld but with tick spit.

From then on, Toby and I became the same being.  We are a perfect blend of our two personalities.  He has started doing things that I used to do – things that he never saw, but now he knows intimately.  He is also still the impish little rascal he has always been – the little boy who likes ear scratches and hugs.

Cairn terrier sleeps on blanket on the floor.

When Toby and I lived together, he liked to sleep in his kennel while I preferred to sleep in Mom’s room.  As  soon as I left, Toby took my spot.  He doesn’t know how happy it makes Mom to have him there.  I do.  That’s why I told him to do it.

 

 

 

 

Puppies in My Ford

 

This shaggy fur of mine, I'll brush it all the time!

You know, you guys pee most often on the Catholic church. What do you think will happen to your souls if God catches you singing Protestant songs?

Actually, we puppies are born perfect. We don't need religion to find God like humans do.

When a puppy crosses the Rainbor Bridge, his soul goes straight to heaven!

 

 

Two dogs look out of car door.

God told the puppies,

“I want you to be barky, barky!”

‘Specially the small ones

I want you to be barky, barky!

Day and night and

twilight and afternoon

So

humans

You’ll annoy.”

Oh crap. Now they've got me doing it too.

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Come spend a day with Bitey and Toby in Dream Our World where they view the world of art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

I Have Exciting News!

Happy Cairn terrier pup

Hello friends!

I have some big news. I found out about a really exciting opportunity. It was so wonderful that I selfishly kept the news to myself so that I wouldn’t end up competing with friends for this spot. There were lots of tests and counseling and even boring essays to write, and after everything…I was the one who was chosen!  I will be doing a really important externship. The only catch is that I had to move in order to take the position. In fact, I already started my new job last Monday.

Before I left, an orange butterfly came to tell me that I was accepted. A few minutes after I left, I came back as another orange butterfly to show Mom and Gma and Gpa that I was OK and liked my new job. The next day, I borrowed a robin body to come back for another visit, but I misjudged and flew into the door and killed myself. Sheesh. What a week I am having.

On Friday I tried visiting again, but it was only in the 30’s outside.  Butterfly bodies won’t work in those temps, but there was a boring, practical house fly body that would work.  So, I popped into the house and decided to grab a quick sandwich before delivering my message when – whack!  Yes, it has been quite a week.

When I arrived on the Other Side, it was as if I had just scored the winning touchdown.  There were so many gathered around to congratulate me and welcome me.  There were high fives and back pats and plenty of tail sniffs.  It felt good to be home.

The title for my new job is the curator of the MOH (Museum of Heaven).  Seeing as it is a museum for dogs, I believe the first room I will fill will be the Hall of Poo.  All the most creative piles throughout history will be gathered under one roof.  Oh, and instead of a Comment Wall, we will have a Marking Wall.  Go ahead.  Mark away.  Everyone will love to sniff your tidings.

Please don’t feel sad, friends.  I am happier than I have ever been. (If you want to though, you can make fun of Toby. I know I will.)

If Only Abbot and Costello Had Known

Remember this guy?

Mumy Loofah dog poses for mug shot.

Look what happened to him.

Unstuffed mummy loofah dog.

If only Abbot and Costello had known that small terriers can destroy mummies, they may have lived much happier lives.

When Geordie was younger, he destroyed stuffed toys all the time.  It seemed the greater his social anxiety, the more toys he tore up.  Toby has been pretty gentle with his stuffed toys and still has most of them.

On this particular day he was admonished to “SHUT UP ALREADY!!!” after barking at the school bus.  Evidently his pride was wounded, and Mummy Loofah paid the price.  I suppose that until now, Toby lived such a perfect life without getting into trouble that he didn’t need to destroy his toys.

Better watch out, Sextopus.

Stuffed squid with six arms. Sextopus.

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Cover of the book Dream Our World

If you haven’t had a chance yet, pick up a copy of Dream Our World.  Inside, Bitey and Toby go on an imaginative journey through the museum of their dreams where they look at the world of art from a canine perspective.  A very sweet book loved by both adults and children.

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

 

 

 

 

The Blessing of the Pets

 

Look at me! I'm getting blessed!

Look at me!  I’m meeting the Pope (as far as I know)!

Here's my butt!

Here is my good side.  Go ahead ladies, sniff away.

Several pets at the Blessing of the Pets

Who are these other dogs trying to steal my thunder?

A few weeks ago my folks took Toby to the church for the Blessing of the Pets.  So far it hasn’t worked; he’s still Toby.

Priest with baskets of donations for local shelter.

At the ceremony, they took a collection to help a local domestic abuse shelter.  It is one of the few in the country that allows victims to bring their pets with them.  My family made a large donation of food and supplies (that aren’t shown here) in Geordie’s name.  (Geordie is still with us, but he couldn’t make it to the ceremony.)

Handmade baby gifts for a collection at church.

In addition to the pet donation, I made a blanket/hat/bootie set to donate to help young moms with new families.  (I’m not sure why I keep making baby gifts.  I mean, the babies never write, and they hardly ever remember my birthday.)

Cruel trick dribble baby bottle

Perhaps this is why.  Look at this cruel “dribble” baby bottle!  Who would do such a thing?  Babies dribble enough as it is.  They don’t need to be pranked.

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Cover of the book Dream Our World

If you haven’t yet, you can still pick up copies of Dream Our World.   Dream Our World follows the boys as they visit the museum of their dreams.  They view art from a canine perspective and enjoy a day of unsupervised fun!

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.

 

Happy Howlaween

Oh. I misunderstood.

 It’s a little early, but “Happy Howlaween” from our family to yours!

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Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Dream Our World.   This fully illustrated book would make a great gift for yourself or for someone you love.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

In Dream Our World, the boys visit the museum of their dreams and view the world of art through a canine perspective.  Through it all, they enjoy a day of unsupervised fun!

Dream Our World is available from Amazon.