The Absconder

Whee! Aagh!

Today it was Toby’s turn to escape and run free through the clover.  I guess he saw what the little neighbor dog did and thought it seemed like fun.

True to his terrier nature, Toby absolutely refused to acknowledge me when I called him.  He had a grand time running all over the yard, peeing on plants and hunting chipmunks.

I finally caught the little stinker by opening the garden gate.  Toby can’t pass up a chance to eat dirt in the garden, so he streaked past me to get to his prize. I was thinking of making him wear a harness with a leash around the house like I did when he was little.  Instead, though, I may mix iron filings with his kibble and keep a giant horse shoe magnet by the door.  I find the idea more attractive.

Horse Shoe Magnet

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Come visit my two attractive puppies at the MOTI as they visit the museum of their dreams in Dream Our World!

Cover of the book Dream Our World

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The Day After

 

Little girl dog chases poor Toby

Notice how everything in the neighborhood happens near this same mailbox?

In The Great Roundup, I told how a little girl pup from the neighborhood invited herself on a walkabout, and I helped her get home.  I sort of thought that this might have been a bonding experience for us and that she would think fondly of me and mine afterwards.

Nope.  The next day Toby wanted to walk down her street because his favorite harem girl (remember her from Odoglisque in Dream Our World?) lives nearby.  Even though we were 1/4 of the way into the family across the street’s yard, this femme fatal came charging after my timid little Toby and rammed into him at full speed, growling all the while.

I try to be patient with the dogs realizing that they are a different species with a different perspective on the world, but this little girl really should be restrained.  I worry that she might hurt my Toby or turn on me.  There is also her own safety to worry about.  Little dogs don’t check for cars before crossing the street.

I hope I never need to draw a story about her using the color red.

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Want to learn more about some of Toby’s favorite girlfriends?  Then check out Dream Our World! In it, Geordie and Toby visit the museum of their dreams.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

The Great Roundup

Several people chase a puppy who has escaped her yard.

We had a bit of excitement in the neighborhood today.   One of the local dogs decided to go on a walkabout.  We suspect she was heading to a neighbor’s house to look for her boys, not realizing they were still in school.

In all there were five of us trying to lure the little pup to safety.  Cars stopped in the street.  People ran home to grab treats and leashes.  What was scary was that this particular pup likes to hide underneath cars.  We were so worried that she would get into serious trouble.

After she was caught, I was nominated to walk the dog home.  Her family’s door was closed, and when I rang the bell, the pup couldn’t help herself and howled at the doorbell.  Ha!

(So what if I haven’t got my camera to work yet.  Stick figures can be just as fun!)

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For some non-stick-figure fun, pick up a copy of Dream Our World.  In it, Bitey and Toby visit the museum of their dreams.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

I Killed It, Ma!

Cairn terrier stands over slain toy

As you can see, Toby is very proud of his hunting skills. 

I could have used Toby’s killing skills in the garden.  That stinky garden bunny left me only half beans to try to pick for dinner. Then, he pooped out his half of the beans all over the pumpkin patch.  Perhaps I should be grateful for the fertilizer, but I used a very eco-friendly time-released one at planting and did not appreciate his ground raisins.

Next year, Toby, you are on bunny patrol.

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Catch up on the boys’ latest adventure with Dream Our World.  In it, the boys visit the museum of their dreams.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

 

Toby Finds a New Hobby

Cairn terrier curls up near electrical wires.

Who me?  But I’m totally innocent.

This evening I went to the computer and noticed that the mouse wasn’t working.  I traced the cord back to the port to make sure it was secure and found that it wasn’t plugged in at all.  This was the second time in a week that this has happened.  Looks like Toby has found a new hobby….unplugging Mommy’s peripherals.

 

 

 

 

He Tried It Again

 

Aagh! There's no princess!I told you, man, I'm a dude.

…but this time he failed thanks to my bad knee.  I couldn’t move fast enough, and Toby wasn’t able to catch the toad.

Two summers ago we weren’t so lucky, and Toby did manage to lick a toad.  At first I thought he had eaten a dandelion gone to seed and was shaking the white fluff off his tongue.  Nope.  We had several hours of rinsing his mouth while watching to see if he needed to be rushed to the emergency vet.

So, do puppies learn from their mistakes?  Not my boy!

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Catch Up On My Reading

While I am injured, maybe I can catch up on my reading.

Mom, he keeps stealing my toys! This little twerp is hogging all the sunshine!

Come here so I can beat you up! Yeah, well I'm gonna go pee on your bed!

I'm hungry! When's dinner? I gotta go potty! Then again, maybe I won't.....

Two Cairn terriers asleep on the floor.

Oh come on.  We weren’t that bad!

Yes you were.

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To find out how rotten Cairn terrier brothers can be, pick up a copy of Poopiter!

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

Poopiter is an illustrated telling of the boys’ first year together.

To find out how good they can be, read Dream Our World.  In Dream Our World,  Geordie and Toby visit the museum of their dreams.

Cover of the book Dream Our World

Both are available at Amazon.