Hi everyone! My name is Dug and today – after mom’s boring post, I’ve decided to take over the blog! My life was pretty RUFF before my dad adopted me from the Humane Society, but over the past two months, I’ve gotten pretty comfortable here and although each day is a little different, I had to set up a bit of a routine for my parents. I think they’ll finally get it one of these days – I just gotta keep working on them!
So…where should we start? Oh! I guess with the morning time.
0730 – Mom’s alarm goes off and I pop up, ready to tackle the day. Sometimes she looks really sleepy when she opens the door, but she always smiles at me and picks me up to lift me over my gate. We go right outside for a short walk. Sometimes I see squirrels and birds and beg mom to let me stay outside longer to chase and play with them, but she mentions that it’s almost breakfast time, so I listen up and follow her!
0740 – Breakfast! I love hearing that sound of my food being poured into my bowl!! I eat it up really fast, then ring my doggy bell (yup mom, I know what it’s for!) so we can go back outside. Mommy sometimes gives me a frowny face because she is still eating and playing on the computer (hurry up!!!!!!) but once she finishes her big mug of coffee, I know that it’s time to go out!
0800 – FINALLLLLLY! We go outside and walk for about 30 minutes – sometimes longer – even an hour! Mommy sings me some songs about going to the potty…but I know that if I can wait til the end of our walk, we won’t have to go back inside. Haha! I fooled her.
0900 – Mom changes clothes and pushes buttons on her fancy watch. It goes BEEEEPP! really loud – sometimes I bark at it!! Dad is awake now, and he’s sitting at his desk. If I play with my quiet toys, I can roam the house now!!
1000 – The sun is coming through the window now and I am just laying down to enjoy it….
1100 – Mom came back – I like to lick her legs because they’re all salty!
1200 – Time for another walk! Mommy usually takes me around the block.
1300 to 1500 – I usually try to get mom or dad to play with me, but they’re both typing on computers. BOORRRINNNG. I jump on the couch or stare out the sliding door to get their attention. Sometimes this works…mom has been giving me treats too, when I follow some directions she tries to give me, like “sit,” “stay,” or “come.” I already know that stuff but I pretend like I am learning it so I can get more treats! Yay!
1515 or so – Either mom or dad takes me to the mailbox at the town center about a block or so away. That’s not super fun but at least I get to go outside and look for lizards.
1530 – 1700 – More boring stuff. Sometimes I sleep again, or mom is weird and takes pictures of us.
1700 – I am STARVING! Time for dinner!
1800 – 2000 – I alternate between playing, bugging mom and dad, napping, and searching around the kitchen for more treats. We sometimes go on some short walks if I ring the bell.
2030 and beyond – it’s DARK outside! And it’s getting kind of cold! We go on a long walk at night – I like looking around at the shadows, though sometimes that is a little scary for me! My mom carries me home sometimes.
LATE (I don’t know what time it is, I am a dog) – Mommy puts me to bed. 2 or 3 times a week, she tries to brush my teeth (yuck) but those nights I get a minty treat, so it isn’t too bad. Then, she puts my gate up and I get snuggled in my doggy bed. Since I am so small, I like curling up in a little ball! I fall asleep pretty fast…and I get ready for another day!!!
So, what did you think of Dug’s day? Have any questions for him?