April 19, 2021

April 19, 2021

I wonder what Louie would do when he really did not feel like writing his weekly blog?  Perhaps I should have paid more attention to his blog duties?  I certainly never thought I would inherit his blog writing task one day. This makes me think of a blog subject after all.  Sometimes, even as a dog, we have no idea how our past experiences can prepare us for today.   So you say, no way can a dog’s past experiences…

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Some Signs of Normality! April 11, 2021

Some Signs of Normality! April 11, 2021

Lately, there are signs of life getting “back to normal” if that is even possible anymore?!   After all, for us dogs, the biggest difference in the last year is that we were with our human companions almost 24/7.    I am not saying that would not have been my choice, I am simply stating the facts right now.  I wonder how many of you welcomed the peaceful moments in your home day after day and the shear contentment of…

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My New Adventure: April 2, 2021

My New Adventure: April 2, 2021

Honestly, (because why would us dogs ever lie), here goes my adventure story.   Remember, I told you that I was going to be able to go to Nancy’s Music Studio, right?! My adventure surpassed any  expectations after meeting some of  her very cool students!    I  certainly did not expect any of them to welcome me with such a warm embrace.  Since I was in unknown territory, I must admit that I had my guard up just a little….

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My Upcoming Adventure! March 28, 2021

My Upcoming Adventure! March 28, 2021

While Nancy  is  listening to  a  CD of Steven Isserlis  play  cello, she suddenly made an exciting announcement.   She told me that since most of her saxophone students are on Spring Break this week, she is going to have me accompany her to her rented space.    I can not begin to tell you how I have pleaded with her to allow me to go on such an adventure.    Finally, the day will arrive and I will be…

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Press On! March 21, 2021

Press On! March 21, 2021

This lazy day is exactly what we needed at this home!  Already, I have had two walks.  We sat outside with two rounds of visitors and the relaxing  day just kept happening.  Our lethargic approach to this day was definitely mastered! After a lackadaisical  Saturday,  we  had some discussions about the need to press on.    I think humans tend to think that they must constantly pursue perfection when really we just need to PRESS ON!   What am I…

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Another Trip to the Farm: March 11, 2021

Another Trip to the Farm: March 11, 2021

Ah, the trips to the farm are so relaxing!   It warms my heart so much whenever I  accompany Nancy on the farm visits to see her Mom and brothers.   Often, the days at the farm are full of laughter and stories that I have never yet heard.  I know, for all the chitchatting that I have to listen to on our daily walks, you would think that I have heard it all, right?!  Yesterday, between each round of…

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It Wasn’t My Fault! March 5, 2021

It Wasn’t My Fault! March 5, 2021

Somedays, I really have valid reasons to chuckle at the humans in my life.  I knew when we  woke up this morning, Nancy would remember her “klutzy” events of last night.   I waited with anticipation of how she would react to her  previous night’s fiascos.    To my amazement,  I was even surprised when one of her first e-mails of the morning was titled  “A Portrait of True Selflessness and Humility” and I laughed when I knew it was meant…

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February 27, 2020: Awaiting my Grooming!

February 27, 2020: Awaiting my Grooming!

It is almost March and I think the schizophrenic weather is almost over for now.    While I certainly don’t mind being groomed, I am excited to have my extremely long coat trimmed for Spring.   Last time I was bathed, my long coat remained because of the frigid cold weather.   I sure hope Nancy bought some new clipper blades so she can get through my thick coat.   Sometimes I have to remind her that she should not…

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February 17, 2021

February 17, 2021

Sometimes a dog needs to  vent and as you know, this is a rare occurrence for me.  Unlike humans, we can ignore all the idiosyncrasies that seem to dwell within  humans.  Now, I know no one wants to read about any of the unusual food I have to smell in this house lately, but may I ramble about it anyway? My human friends are working to shed the pandemic weight gain.   I can only handle the smell of poached…

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Muttluks and Cold Weather! February 11, 2021

Muttluks and Cold Weather! February 11, 2021

I am quite tolerant of most anything EXCEPT this harsh weather!   At least  I can go for short walks if I wear my muttluks.  Oh wait, my muttluks are actually hand-me-downs from my deceased siblings.  Yes, I heard all kinds of reminiscing when I tried on their muttluks for the first time.    I just wish for once we could do an  activity around here that does not require a history lesson of all the past standard poodles. But,…

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Riley’s Getting a Puppy!

Riley’s Getting a Puppy!

I am beyond ecstatic to learn that  my little human friend, Riley,  is getting her very own puppy!  Before the coronavirus pandemic,  Riley  visited us quite often. Not only was Riley gentle but also tons of fun!  Now, don’t you think a dog’s approval for future dog owners is quite a huge endorsement?!    Riley and her sister Mae were the absolute perfect guests!  After all, when new people visit our home, it has been us dog’s approval that gave…

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Potential! January 27, 2021

Potential! January 27, 2021

The latest news from my home is quite a news flash, especially if you know Nancy!  You see, she finally took her saxophone in for the much overdue repairs. Now, yes, you guessed it, there is far more music around here and less words.    We have often spoken of the language of music on these blogs and quite frankly, I too prefer music over translating English words!  I know, Nancy attempts to put her thoughts into actual words on…

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An Only Dog! January 20, 2021

An Only Dog! January 20, 2021

There definitely is an advantage to being the only dog in this home!  For starters, I go everywhere with Nancy now.   Of course, she rarely leaves the house since that horrible coronavirus hit the USA.  But, when she does leave, I am her companion most of the time.    There are times that I have to just bat my brown eyes at people if I go into a store or building that has debatable rules about dogs.  Usually, no…

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January 12, 2021 All Clean!

January 12, 2021 All Clean!

Today, I would like to blog about finally being bathed.   You may ask what kind of dog would write about being bathed, and my simple answer is, ME!  Even though you can’t see my dirty fur, doesn’t mean that I don’t feel the dirt.   When you humans are unclean on the outside, all you have to do is grab some clean clothes and cover up your mess.    Now, if you know me, I don’t have many clothes,…

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Happy New Year, Again! 2021

Happy New Year, Again! 2021

Let me try this again, after I was informed that I was not being “lighthearted”  on my last blog!  Oh brother, why oh why did Louie pass on this blog to me anyway?   Rumor has it that it makes a few dear people smile when they read it, so that certainly is good enough for me.   Speaking of smiling,  you should see Nancy’s face light up when she talks about skating.  I think she is going to take…

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Good-bye 2020

Good-bye 2020

I think we all need closure to this past year!     Saying good-bye to both Louie and Serenade was so hard for all of us at this home.    Being an only dog at this home is lonely at times; but, I could not feel more loved than I am here.    My breeder knew me and my family so well.   Jill knew that my wit, energy and of course,  my love would be  cherished even more  beyond…

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Snowstorms and Merry Christmas, 2020

Snowstorms and Merry Christmas, 2020

Today, is definitely a day to daydream!    It all started out with rain, but now, it is turning to snow.  Just when I was thinking about what I want for Christmas, I was asked what I want for my birthday?    If you may recall however, I don’t have to wait for those human Holidays or birthdays to get gifts around here.  But, that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about a better ball or a new bone; nope, I even…

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Looking Forward to an Adventure! December 13, 2020

Looking Forward to an Adventure! December 13, 2020

Some of you have commented that I don’t write like Louie  and I never planned to write like Louie.    Just like you humans, us dogs are  all unique  (DUH!)    Gosh, I don’t even sleep on Greg and Nancy’s bed like Louie and Serenade once did.   If fact, I am quite different than the other standard poodles that lived here; but, I certainly don’t feel any less loved.  I think my little “games” I play to keep Nancy…

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December 3, 2020: Tone Travels

December 3, 2020: Tone Travels

Today, I am needing some assistance with writing my blog.    You see, while I promised Louie that I would carry on his blog, I need some help from time to time.  It is not as if I don’t have material to write about; but rather, I can’t seem to find words to express my thoughts lately.   So, I asked Nancy what she does when she does not have words to describe events or her feelings and here is…

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November 24, 2020: Thanksgiving Week

November 24, 2020: Thanksgiving Week

If I may, let me continue my blog from last week, titled,  I got myself into some trouble today!   I did something a dog should never do.   Louie even warned me to not  analyze this life!  There I was analyzing  why I would stay outside and ignore any request to come inside?   I was not trying to be defiant; but rather, I just wanted a little more quality time with Nancy.    Have you ever tried to…

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