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My Work is Never Done

I realize I have been too busy playing outside to blog.  Mom said I will lose my fans unless I get to work, but I have been working all day!

First I had to walk Dad early in the morning fog.  It was pretty we like spider webs.  Sometimes webs get on my face I don’t like that.  But I like the morning walks, I am quite handsome in the morning sun.

Then I had to walk Mom up to our new house site on a very steep hill.  new home

Then I had to walk down the hill past where we live to get to the river.  There was a mole under the grass, so I had to dig.

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Then I had to dig some more.  It’s my job I must work.  There are moles everywhere I must dig, dig.

Also last night Mom left the gate unlatched I ran.  I ran down our hill, up the hill to see Esa and Sam and No-name we ran.  Mom had to come get me I did not come when Mom and Dad called, I was tired but I still had to dig.  My face gets dirty and my paws get dirty but I must dig.  If the mole gets away I have not done my job.   Mom won’t let me kill the moles she puts them back and I have to leave the area.   I like when they try to fight me I weigh 70 pounds and 9 ounces now.  They cannot win.mole

chasing rodentsherding dogI am very handsome with dirt on my face I am a working dog.  Mom made me go in the river I liked it.  I got the dirt off of my white parts and shook all over Mom and got her pants wet she does not care.  Mom said she expects no less from me I don’t know what that means.

When we walk back up the steep dirt road to our house it makes me tired.  I lie down in the grass and I won’t get up I pant I am tired.  Mom tells me “TAKODA GET UP, I AM HOT.  Let’s go get some water and cool off.”  Mom is not wearing a black fur coat she does not know hot.  Plus, I do all the digging and I just had all the water I need in the river I am not thirsty I just need to lie down.

I get burrs in my fur.  They are not very attractive so Mom pulls them off and I eat them all.  She said I don’t have to eat them but I think it is another one of my jobs so I eat burrs.  Then I nap for several hours so I can walk Mom again later.  My work is never done.

 

Art In Autumn

I got to go to an art festival in Weaverville today it was great! Mom was a volunteer all day so Dad took me to see her on Main Street. There were a lot of dogs and even more people. Dad walked me in the Nature Park the sun was warm and I got a lot of attention because I am very handsome. People patted my head and touched me and remarked on my looks I liked it.

Mom said the art talent was extraordinary, I don’t know that word but I got some feta cheese. Mom got some pottery I tore the bag and one piece broke. Uh-oh. It was fun anyway I like Weaverville because Weaverville likes dogs.

Training Mom

I am Mom’s first dog.   She says I am a challenge and a pain and a joy.   Almost every day, Mom says there is something she did not know about dogs until she got me and I started to grow.  She loves me I am a pain I like to run I am a pain.   Mom likes to look into my eyes and talk to me and she likes when I cock my head and seem to listen and I am cute.  I run. I am a pain in the ass I think that is good because Mom says that then she hugs me and says it again.   In the car we look at each other Mom says it is dangerous roads curve she cannot look in my eyes.   I put my head on the CD holder armrest thing I sleep, Mom puts her hand on my eyes to stop the sun she loves me.

Mom says she did not know these things because she never had a dog:

  • Dogs are a pain, more than Mom imagined, I think I am more than Mom bargained for I am special
  • Puppies gain 40 pounds in 3 months they pull on the leash it is dangerous, I am big and strong I run
  • I run I need a job I run I am fast I run
  • Puppy needle teeth fall out in the house, Dad put them on the table Mom said “disgusting” those teeth are gone they were sharp but now I have big white teeth I get new teeth every week they are different
  • Puppies poop like grown men every day sometimes more it stinks it takes time
  • Every night some animal takes my poop, Mom and Dad like that they said it sure makes things easy maybe some animal gets nutrition they are not sure I don’t know nutritions yet it sounds good
  • I am into decaying animals it it bad I stink It means a bath and consequences, Mom and Dad get mad they say I am inconvenient
  • I want to run all the time I run I go see Daisy 2 when I get out Mom and Dad put a double lock on the gate I ate a plant Dracena, Mom thought it froze it looked bad I ate it that is why it looked bad

I got in trouble this week and I started school I went to daycare I will tell you later.

Consequences

My big dog teeth came in, they are white and strong and I can bite harder it is impressive.  I like that.  I like to try out my big dog teeth.  Last night Mom and Dad both had to take something out of my mouth it took two I am strong and handsome.

Tonight before supper Daddy let me out to do my business I ran away to the creek.  I stayed gone I got in trouble.  I could hear Dad whistle and call “Takoda, come!” and “Takoda, treat!” but I did not do that I did not care.  I was in the creek it felt cold to my paws I like that I like mud.  Then I found something special; smelly, special, old meat.  It was most of a deer I liked it.

Dad kept calling me I was busy I did not want to listen.  But it was supper time I went home I brought it with me.  Dad said, “Takoda, is that a snake?”  I ran.  He followed me it was a game I ran.  I ran out to the field around the circle.  Dad came he yelled at me to give him the snake it was not a snake I ran.  Dad said I could not make him run, I tried he did not run he said stop I ran.

I ran to the house, Dad said “TAKODA DROP IT!”  I did not drop it Dad finally got my collar.  “Takoda that stinks drop it!”  I ran.  Dad caught the leg he had the hoof he said it was gross I pulled on it I liked it but it did smell. Dad took the leg from me he made me go in the house I smelled bad.  I was very dirty he said I stunk he said stay off the couch don’t move.  I could tell Dad was mad or disgusted.  Mom was at a meeting, Dad said “Wait ’til your Mom gets home bad dog.”  I found the leg of a dead fawn in the creek I liked it, It smelled bad it was mine.  I brought it home Dad said it was very, very gross.  It was not gross it was MINE but Dad took it he did not like it on his hands he washed his hands.

Mom came h20140305-081628.jpgome she had food in a bag she said it was from meeting, I wanted it Dad made me SIT TAKODA.  He said to Mom, “Wait until you hear this, he smells awful.”  Mom heard the story then she said it smelled bad in our house it was me.  Dad said I had to get in the tub I don’t like that I did not want the big wind machine like at the Pet Spa.

Mom ran a bath I would not get in, Dad picked up my back Mom picked up my front they put me in the tub Dad scrubbed, Mom scrubbed, Mom wore an apron.  I shivered I did not like it but I was very brave I did not cry.  The water was brown.  Dad had a plastic jug he put water on me a lot I did not like it, but they said I had to BE STILL and get clean.  They said bringing home the stinky fawn leg had CONSEQUENCES.  I don’t like consequences they are foamy and vanilla bean and I did not smell like a dog after consequences.  Mom said I did not have to have consequences it was up to me.  I don’t understand how it is up to me.  Mom laughed at the zig zag hair on my ears.  Image

Then they put me in towels and dried me and I liked that it felt like hugs.  I got to be in front of the fireplace and then I got my supper so maybe consequences are not too bad except for the bath part.  Mom and Dad said I undid the spa day in a big way.  Dad said “What are we going to do with that deer leg?” and Mom said she did not know but she does not want to see the rest of that thing.  I know where it is and I want it but I don’t want consequences especially vanilla.

I got a bone to chew and I am in bed so tired I am damp I have a blanket, Dad said go to sleep NOW.  Image

Tools of the Trade

It’s me again.  Mom took me to puppy socialization class again last night.  Wheezer was not there, he graduated even though he humped too much.  So did Caramel and Laia.  I was the biggest puppy in the class by 15 pounds.  The blue ladies said I was good because I made myself small when I played, so the little puppies would like me.  I wonder why the other puppies are so small I am the biggest puppy in the world.  There was a new puppy this week, Radley.  He was a little Lab mix with a tail that curled up over his back.  He never shut up, YAP, YAP, YAP.  His parents said he was a chicken.  We had chickens at our house, I know a chicken when I see one.  He was a puppy he was not a chicken.

There was also a new puppy Nelson.  His Mom said that was because of Willie Nelson.  I don’t know who that is.  Nelson was fun he was not afraid of me he jumped on my back and we played.  Jasmine was there, too.  She is a Golden Retriever.  I got in trouble because I humped her too much and made her hide behind her Mom’s legs under a chair.  Taffy Two was still there, she grew a lot, like me.  I love Jasmine.  Jasmine does not love me.

photo (13)I want to show you my teeth and my nose.  These are the tools of my trade.  Mom said my trade is destruction and I excel at my trade.  My nose makes me get in trouble.  Last night Dad made fried shrimp it drove me crazy I didn’t get any but I got in trouble for trying to take one.  I had to go in my crate with a bone so Dad could eat in peace whatever that means.  I smelled 10,000 things in one day not my fault.  Mom and Dad say “TAKODA GET DOWN” all the time now I can reach the counter and the table.   I don’t like raw onions.

Today Mom and Dad put me in the truck and we drove and drove.  It was snowing, the truck made me nervous I wanted to stay home.  We went to a place in the mountains I had to be on a leash in the snow too many new smells.  We went into a foreclosure, Mom had to take pictures there.  It was cold and it made me nervous I didn’t like the foreclosure, it did not feel happy.  I thought they would leave me I was scared.  Mom picked me up and put me in the truck I was very glad so I went to sleep.

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These teeth are the tools of my trade.  Destruction.  Dad said they are fish hooks, he calls me “Grip.”  Mom said they are needles.  They hurt unless I have an ice cube or a cold bone to gnaw.  Chewing on Mom helps, too but she does not like that.  She said I am a pain in the ass and the hand and the ankle and I like boots but they won’t give me boots.  I eat snow.  Dad got me a toy box made of wood, I chew it on the corners.

Sometimes I get bored.  It has been very cold, I like cold I have thick fur but not this cold.  I have to stay indoors too much and Mom has only walked me once a day instead of two times.  Dad takes me in the truck but the gravel man came with a dump truck for the driveway I was not allowed out he said I might get rocks on my head dangerous.

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I got bored I had to do destruction.  Mom and Dad said it could have been worse.  I put my blanket with Dad’s blanket.  I emptied the trash.  I tore up the mail so they don’t have to use the shredder.  I ate part of the magazine so they don’t have to read it.

Even though the cats don’t think I like them, I pulled the stuffing out of their toy so they don’t have to do it.  I like to do destruction it feels good.  I don’t mind helping, it only takes a few minutes I have time.  I have to stop biting I am trying very hard.  Mom and Dad did not bleed this week at all, I heard them say that is good.  Also I am learning to stay DOWN.

Mom and I go to obedience class this week.  I think they will let me do destruction there.