28 February 2010

Bro Bro fo Sho

When I became Official, something else happened besides just getting to stay here forever: I got a Brother. His name is Brody, and he's...well...I will let you see for yourself:

Brody is sometimes a little bit grouchy. You see that look in his eye? Mom and dad call that his stink eye, and when he gives it to me, I'm supposed to let him sleep instead of climbing all over him.

The good news is, when he's not giving me the stink eye, I get to cuddle with him a little bit.

Brody likes to play during the day so we do that a lot. Sometimes my dad makes us stop when we start acting too much "like wild animals." In Blue House Land the animals are expected to be Civilized, he says.

Other positive things about Brody include:

1. He is a good hunter.

2. He is handsome.

3. I have to go for a car ride now, bye!


Today is my two week anniversary of being in Blue House Land and things are happy. Best parts: warm snuggling, popcorn falls on the floor sometimes, lots of nice people visit me. Worst part: sometimes I still have to go on my tether inside the house, and when that happens and my people leave the house, I get very sad, because it's a lot more fun when they are home. Other than that, this is a really good place to be! You should come see me sometime, I'll show you all the fun things.

Yesterday I woke up and Mrs. Dudette said that it was a very special day, because it was the day I was becoming Official. Nice Mrs. Rescue Lady came over and told me that being Official meant that I never have to live in a cold concrete cage ever again, or tied to a tree outside, or any other not-fun place without popcorn, and that I get to stay in Blue House Land forever. Wahoo! She also said that now I can call Mr. and Mrs. Dude and Dudette "mom and dad" instead, so that's pretty cool because it's a lot easier to type.

My mom wore a green shirt for my becoming Official day because she said she is very lucky to have me.

Do I look Official to you?

There's one other thing about being Official that I should tell you about, but it can wait til the next post. NAP TIME, people! Later!

17 February 2010


What is a "hostage?"

Mrs. Dudette told me yesterday that I have to learn to be alone on my tether without howling like a maniac so that she doesn’t have to be one. Mr. Dude says that if Mrs. Dudette can’t leave the house, she gets very crabby, and if she is a hostage, that means she can’t leave the house. It’s kind of ironic – I mean, I’m the one that’s tied up here, lady! But I guess I am trying, because I want her to be happy and not a hostage. But let me tell you, I do not like to be alone very much.

I have now been living in Blue House land for about three days. It has been really fun here so far – I have lots of toys to play with and a sunny place to rest, and my new people just love to cuddle. (Last night I even got to watch LOST with them, man, that show is amazing and mysterious!)

Another fun thing we do here is learn tricks. Don’t tell Mrs. Dudette this, but so far the tricks are a lot easier than the ones I learned at my foster mom’s house -- I like to pretend like they’re not, though, because that’s the best way to get hot dogs in my tummy. Oh, sure, I will sit for a piece of hot dog whenever you want, lady! Yesterday Mrs. Dudette told me I am learning these tricks to get something called Teedy-Eye. Kind of sounds like something that should be checked out by a vet if you ask me, so for now, I’m only in it for the hot dogs.

They are cheese-filled, people!

‘Til next time,

Josie Valentine

15 February 2010

Josie Valentine

Yesterday was a Day called Valentines. It was a pretty good day. In the afternoon, two friendly people came to visit me at my foster dad's place. After lots of pets and snuggles from the new people, and tons of boring talking between the humans, I settled down for a nap on the floor. Just when I finally got comfortable, the new people said, "it's not nap time Josie, it's time to go home" to a land called Blue House. They made me walk out in the cold snow to the car, brrr, I don't really like it out there when the snow gets in my paws. I don't really like car rides, either, they make me feel pukey. I was trying to be positive, but honestly people, it was not going well so far. But I got in anyway, just to be out of the snow, and sat on the blond-dudette's lap. She bundled me up in a blanket and the nice dude drove us away from my foster daddy. I sure will miss that nice foster man and his lady friend with all the smooches and hugs!

On the way home, the new Dude and Dudette sang along to the radio music to make me feel better. It must have worked, because I didn't puke at all! Things were looking up.

When I got to the Blue House I did my business outside and then got to go into the warm indoors and sniff around. I found a nice ball to put in my mouth. Mrs. Dudette lady cuddled me in her arms for a long time. Then she showed me my new bed, and boy was it comfy. When I laid in it at night, I could see Dude and Dudette sleeping on the other side of the room.

They looked very tired last night so I tried to be a very good and quiet Josie so that they could sleep all night. It must have worked because when they finally woke up they told me what a good dog I had been and how happy they were to see me this morning.

I think I like this Blue House place.