Sunday, June 22, 2008

Back To Office of the Red Chair

Well, Alice is off to who-knows-where while I go to the Office of the Red Chair. Lucy's Keith gave me lots of attention tonight - and beef kabob bits!! - and back scratches. Here he is near one the of Red Chairs showing Care pix of the K-kids of Singapore. Those kids were always very nice to me. We all liked to spread out on the lawns and watch the world go by. (And I have to admit, I miss the older K-kid's choo-choo train runs on the sidewalk. Those were fun to watch.)

The Mayor of The Willows

At the local school "dog services" today, I met my first ever Tibetan Mastiff. BIG!!! His nickname is "The Mayor of the Willows". He is quite dignified. I was not scared of him at all. Went right up, asked permission and then went in for the sniff. In turn, he deigned to sniff me.
I think he noticed my tail has longer hair.... I never would have imagined in my wildest dreams my tail could be more impressive than a Tibetan Mastiffs!
Continued on a walk and had a nice nose-to-nose with Stella the Beagle. Her person, Jocelyn, and Alice talked about Shanghai. Jocelyn said her favorite things to do there was get up very early to watch and do tai chi with others along the river bank.. Sounds good to me! Early morning walks are wonderful.
Jocelyn also recommended visits to tea gardens. That sounds good - lots of bushes to sniff and the people sitting down for long times drinking tea and watching the world.
Alice says she is going to China for a short trip. I know she will miss me, but I have some consulations like getting walks with Dan and Cecil. And getting lots and lots of Greenies in this room with the animal carpet. That's the first photo Alice has ever taken with her phone camera. How about that! Maybe she'll send me some pix from China?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Shoupedy-Doop Park

Introduced Patsy and Pelle to Shoup Park on a hot day this week. Lots of fun. Pelle gets lots and lots of attention from all the people there. Here he is macho-straining to sniff a Pomeranian who walked near us. The Pom had a clever Summer clip. Made him look like a very big eared Chihuahua. Neat-o, says Alice.

Monday, June 16, 2008

My Furry Relations

Am I the only one to notice I look very much like the dogs on the Tibetan flag? Been seeing lots of Tibetan flags around town. Many wonder if they will see them at the Olympics this Summer.
I think the Olympics are totally discriminatory. No dogs can compete! Not a single dog walking competition. No watch dog event. Not even a search dog event!!! Honestly - what is better for Planet Earth: dog walking or Greco-Roman wrestling? I *hate* watching anyone wrestle, especially dogs when one dominates pinning another over and over again (shudder). There is a bully-dog at the nearest park to my house. I've seen him do that to other dogs. Not nice. Not nice at all.
Horses can compete at the Olympics. Horses have better friends at the Olympics than do we dogs. Here's an interesting link to a lady who is a "junior" wife to someone who supports her horse activities. She rode in the Sydney Olympics and then qualified for the Athens' one... but... very strange, got married instead and no more riding at the Olympics for her. She'll be in Hong Kong at the Olympics supporting horses and their riders at the Hong Kong Jockey Club venue. She's still riding, but seems to do more "endurance" riding than the Olympics three-day eventing.
We dogs need a person like that to get us into the Olympics. But, Alice says, please no "junior" wife deals. Ick, she says.

Strawberry Season

Alice has been picking strawberries in our front yard a lot lately. I wanted a sniff. Got one. Don't understand why she likes them. No meaty smell at all!