In the news

Howdy doody blogaroos. Squirmy Wormy here on a terrific Tuesday!

Well it was a snowy Valentines Day here yesterday. It snowed all day long. We told the Warden that’s why the flowers we sent her didn’t get through. The delivery truck couldn’t get down the snowy roads. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it.

The snow looked all fresh and clean and crisp – until the three of us boys went on our walk to the lake. We made sure that the pure, blank canvas was quickly marked with our yellow signatures. We just want to be sure that any visitors are warned beforehand that dogs live in our household.

So what’s new here? Oh! I went to an obedience practice thing on Sunday. It was a practice in regular obedience- not rally. I’ve never done an entire run through in Novice Obedience before so this was my official first simulated experience. All in all, I didn’t do too badly, except for the “stand for examination” exercise. In this exercise, your human tells you to stand and stay, she moves in front of you, and the judge comes over and pets you. And you’re not supposed to move. Can anyone guess why this is hard for me? Me? Not move? Hello, I have to sniff the judge – especially when she walks away. Zippo. Automatic fail. So obviously, I need more work on that exercise. A LOT more work. But for my very first try, I didn’t do too badly!

So what’s new in the news? Well first off we have fashion…

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2022/02/12/dog-winter-boots-coats-clothes-do-they-need-orig-kj.cnn/video/playlists/atv-trending-videos/

I seriously hope the Warden doesn’t pull out the coat and boots for us guys. We don’t live in the city – so thankfully not much salt or chemicals for us to walk in. It’s a good thing. Just putting a collar and leash on me is challenge enough each morning. Boots would be the ultimate gong show. The warden DID mention some suits when mud season arrives. We’ll order a film crew to take footage of her trying to put that on me….

Here’s a story about a study going on to better understand how to make us dogs live longer.

https://people.com/pets/dog-aging-project-study/?amp=true

Anybody who is owned by a dog knows that no matter how long we live, it’s never long enough. I’m planning to be around for a LONG time. Somebody has to keep the Warden moving. She’d be a sloth without me – especially during the winter.

This bit of news has to do with sports. Its about a dog who paraglides. Really.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-60341236

I’m not so sure I would want to do that. Not that I’ll ever have to worry about it. Ever. The Warden paragliding? Remember my earlier sloth comment….

Lastly a story about THE best place for a human to work:

https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/workplace/how-much-does-amazon-love-dogs-just-ask-one-of-the-7-000-pups-that-work-here

No wonder the Warden supports that business so much….

That’s all I’ve got for today folks. Time to get out in that crisp powder and practice leaving my signature.

Have a good one. Peace and paws up. Stay safe.

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