July 30. Today, accord the crazy calendar is International Day of Friendship. And my goodness- the internet has certainly opened up a whole new world of international friends. On Facebook, for example, when people have common interests like PONs or Picards or antiques or ferrets or sports or cars or porcupines- they can “meet” like-minded individuals from around the world – and can become “friends.” There is no shortage of pet related sites where you can meet “friends” who are interested in training dogs, people who want to talk about dog food, people who want to talk about showing dogs and people who want to talk about dog health conditions.
My human got a gift the other day. Just because. No special occasion. But because she has some good friends who know about her passion for old dog “stuff.” So her friends happened to come upon a yard sale and spotted some things they thought my human might like. And one of them was this framed photo,
Aren’t they cute?!
It’s July 28 and it’s National Drowning Prevention day. Now while the PONs in this house are not huge fans of the water- many PONs do like it – and do like to swim. We certainly can swim – and have been in our lake, but it’s not something we love to do. Unlike the FG. Who QUITE enjoys the water.
Well. We passed. The new dog sitter came and interviewed us yesterday, and we behaved. Well as much as we behave. She was introduced to the incessant greeting barking of Einstein, the leaping of the FG and his compulsory kisses and my obsession with getting into the garage to get into the dog food bin. She witnessed our mealtime routine, with the vacuum PONs and the Picky Picard. She got the tour of the house, stepping over dog toys and bones and learned to close doors behind her especially for rooms that contain toilet paper rolls. She saw my medication routine and most importantly, learned where the treat jar is.
We are doing an interview today. Or really… it’s probably the other way around. Rumor has it that a NEW DOG SITTER is coming to meet us tonight. Rumor also has it that my human is going to be going away for a few days – SO we will be having a sitter some time in August.
We have been instructed to be on our BEST behavior. Whatever that is. I’m betting my human will have pockets LOADED with goodies. You KNOW what we are like when we have visitors. Total PONdemonium. AND the leaping Picard. No doubt my human will give us a quick brushing before the woman arrives. That way at least we will LOOK presentable.
Stay tuned. I’ll let you know if we pass…or if she suddenly looks at her calendar and realizes she is “double booked…”
Have a good one. Peace and paws up!
Seizure free days: 65
Less than a minute. That’s all the time it took for the newly painted deck to be christened.
So here is evidence that food outweighs intelligence in us PONs.
July 22. On this day in 1951, two dogs by the names of Dezik and Tysgan, made history as the first dogs to make a sub-orbital space flight. They flew to a maximum altitude of 110 km. and they survived the flight. These two led the way for many other dogs from the USSR to fly in space. Although these two were lucky on their maiden voyage, poor Dezik wasn’t so lucky on another flight just a week later with a dog named Lisa. They sadly both died when their parachute didn’t open. Tsygan was adopted by a scientist.
Today according to the Crazy Calendar is “Toss Away the Could Haves and Should Haves Day.” This is 100% a day that is a purely human holiday. Humans play the “could have” and “should have” game ALL the time. They ponder the past. They berate themselves for something they could have done, but didn’t. They probably spend more time thinking about things they can’t change than they do thinking about living in the moment. And enjoying that moment.
So according to the Crazy Calendar, today is Nap Day. Really. Hello? EVERY day is Nap Day for us canines. Did you know the average dog sleeps 12-14 hours each day? That includes the time our human is sleeping and then all the naps we take during the day. Here is a very cool Infographic that explains dog sleep:
You see that 45% of dogs sleep in their human’s bed. My human only recently left her sleeping post on the couch and returned to her bed. Where she is joined by one or more of us throughout the night. Actually, it has been a bit warm lately – so all of us have actually preferred to sleep on the floor. She can only leave the pillows she is using on the bed – for fear one of us (namely me) will chew on any extra pillows. It’s a bit tricky to chew on pillows while she is actually using them.
My human LOVES to nap – although she rarely does – she seems to always be busy, lately. But really, she can pretty much fall asleep anywhere. He colleagues at work often remarked that they don’t enjoy her company while flying, because as SOON as her flight rolls away from the gate, she is sound asleep.
The dogs in this house are creatures of habit who wake my human up pretty much at the same time every day. We know the drill. And don’t care if it is the weekend. Surprisingly, the FG is not really a morning dog. He’s the last to get moving. Mind you, when he starts, he never stops.
The ONLY time we PONs are slow to get up is when the weather is bad. Like the other morning. We heard the torrential downpour so when my human got up, NOBODY moved. Usually we are doing the morning happy dance. Nope. Like statues we all pretended to be asleep.
Today my human ends what she calls a rewarding time at work. A program comes to an end and while she will be sad to see it over, she IS looking forward to a break. One more week and come August 1st, she will have time to actually take a nap!!!!!
If we let her….
Happy Friday! Have a good one. Peace and paws up!
Seizure free days: 59