Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Raw Food Diet, Day 177- From Rewards to Awards

I want you all to know that I have been working my furry little bum off, helping mom unpack her bags by removing her unmentionables and parading around the apartment with them.  I do what I can, you know?  Good times.  Good dog.  

After getting some good sleepies in my crate last night, I woke with the sun, filled to the brim with explosive energy and a terrible craving for meaty feasts.  Big Pupi, mom and I all rolled out of our crates and strapped ourselves together for an exciting fast hunt!  I kept my eyes peeled and watched for rabbits and squirrels as my beastliness ran through downtown to the bark park.  Sitting there, so quietly in the middle, was my beloved baby pool!  I was freed from mom's tether and ran as fast as my manly legs could carry me to the cool, crisp water when... WHAT WAS THIS?!  There was another DOG in MY POOL!  He was big and hairy and looked like Fenway with lots of freckles and he soaked his stinky belly in MY belly-soaking water!  I wanted to take that tennis ball right out of his evil mouth!  Thank goodness there was a sudden game of chase that distracted him and I had my pool returned to me, nice and dirty - just how I like it.

I was soaking my belly and taking stock of the park and folks inside of it, and I realized that there were many Fenway-esque dogs there!  I got so excited!  I shot out of the pool and assumed the play-bow, hoping for a solid game of chase.  But no!  These dogs were NO FUN!  Every time I got up some good "chase me" speed they would surround me and force me back to where I started!  No matter what I did, I just couldn't get anywhere without one of those stinky pups cutting me off, pushing me away, stalking me down and forcing me to play their games.  Grrr.  One got so annoying that I actually snarled in his face and I have NEVER gotten snarly-faced at another dog (bitey-face games excluded).  Big Pupi was having similar problems.  As he was trying to busy himself weebling on his territory, he kept being knocked over and pushed around by one of these herding dogs.  Double Grrr!  We didn't stay at the park for very long because there just wasn't much fun to be had with no running about and no craziness allowed by these silly dogs.  I'm a grown beast and I need my freedom!  You're not the boss of me!

We had a fast-hunt on the way home, then feasted on some ground lamb pre-made raw food (got to finish the bag we bought for our trip!) and then I continued work emptying out mom's suitcase.  Helping myself to socks and undies is way better than being herded around at the bark park!  To thank me for all of my hard work, mom took out my favorite treat -- STRING CHEESE!  I could hardly believe my good fortune and jumped all over mom like Naughty Boy.  But I can't help it, I'm a cheese addict!  This stuff clouds my mind and makes me act all crazy-like.

Big Pupi would fetch the moon for a taste of the cheesiness.  He magically transforms into a momma's boy of gargantuan proportions.
So that's been my morning so far: fast hunts, herding games, and cheesy feasts.  Good stuff.  We're glad to be back and can't wait to find out what everyone has been up to!

Cheese please,

Big Pupi is honored:

I consider us to be fairly spoiled boys.  Stanislaw and I are treated like beastly kings by our humans (as it should be), but what did we do to deserve this treatment from our blogging friends?  
We are so thrilled to be honored with this award!  It was a treat that's even better than cheese from our friends Fenway (please don't herd me!) and Charlie.  

Alrighty now, I need to:
1. Post the award on the blog
2. Link to the generous folks that gave it to me
3. Nominate 7 of my favorite blogs and link to them
4. Leave a comment to let those pups know they've received an award

How tasty!  Thanks guys!  This was super cool of you to think of Pupi and me.  I would like to pass this award along to Mack and Stanislaw's lovely Paris Rain, Louis Reginald and the fine Ella Bean, the Sox-loving duo Agatha and Archie, and my hamsterrific buddy, Girl Girl.  Hope you get extra cheesy treats for being so special!

Big Pupi


Ella Bean said...

Welcome home guys!! Thanks for the award Big Pupi!

Lots of cheese to you.


Ella Bean

Fenway said...

Oh, dear!!!!

Now the "secret" is out about my kind and I have to 'fess up. We give new meaning to the term in-your-face. Since I am still only a puppy, my play mechanism rules my hot-wired-to herd brain. I guarantee I would give you a good run, cavort, play bitey-face and chase.

I guess it's only a matter of time 'till my colliness makes me one serious pain in the ass.

If you don't follow the Border Collie rules, they will literally stand in front of you, creep right up to you and give you the hairy eyeball (politely known as the Collie Eye).

Lately, if I see any dog, squirrel, bunny—in fact anything with 4 legs and a heartbeat—on my power walks,I immediately crouch down and creep stealthily up to them. But when I'm free and on the field it's all fun and games.

Please accept my sincere apologies for that beastly invasion of your personal ocean. That boy sounds awfully rude...and a tad "focused".

Question of the Day: If there are a herd of Border Collies, will they try and herd one another or simply patrol the territory like a scary pack of mercenary soldiors?

Ellen (or Beckett) said...

Man, I just love to feast on unmentionables! And cheese! But my favorite thing of all time is pizza - YUM!


Maggie and Mitch said...

Bummer about the rude doggies, Stan! They should have given you your space! We're sure the bark park is big enough for all of you!
We LOVE cheese too!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Petra said...

Welcome home! I love love love string cheese, too!

Mack said...

You're back and I am so glad cause I was getting lonely!
Sounds like you boys ran into some attitude at the bark park! Some dogs just have no manners.

Thanks for the super neat award guys!
I know Mack will be pleased too!
Love and cocker kisses,
Paris Rain

jaffeboy said...

Excellent writing!!!

Looks like I've got lots to catch up.

Saw the picture of your meat locker, boy, did it make me hungry!!!


Hi Stanislaw, will you be turning 2 this year just like me? I think it's way cool to share same burpday with other pups...

xoxoxo... Kaylie

Clover said...

Welcome home! Sounds like an eventful morning. Sorry about the mean dogs. Cheese, OMD - I can hear a cheese wrapper from a mile away. It is the best treat ever.
Love Clover xo

Asta said...

Hope you keepgetting that cheesie goodness..I know hjust how you's my favowite too!
Congwatulations to Big Pupi fow the awawd!
smoochie kisses

Niamh said...

Hi Stanislaw,

Maybe those Border Collies thought that you and Big Pupi were a new breed of sheep! I too have had trouble playing with some herding dogs - they don't know how to play sporting dog games and have some very bizarre rules about staring at tennis balls and not letting them move.

Glad you are back home and enjoying undies and cheese. My person is going to try a new version of the frosty paws and will include your suggestion of honey. Sweet!!

Your friend,

Renna the Princess Puppy said...

Welcome home! I might be a bit of a herder myself when I grow up. While I've got all the terrier looks and many terrier traits from my fur mommy my fur daddy's genes are showing though every once in a while! When I play with the kitties, especially in the back yard I try and herd them!! Some times I try to herd mommy too but she does not like this and I get told "No!" and might get a zap from the water bottle. I don't try it on daddy, he's WAY to big. :)

slobber kisses

Charlie Daniels said...


I'm sure Mom really appreciates your help with the unpacking. Undies and cheese - that sounds like a good combination!:-)



Momo & Pinot said...

Did you say Cheese??? We're cheese addicts, too! :)

Cheese please!

Momo & Pinot

Hero said...

I don't get along very well with border collies either. There's this one that lives where I always go for my evening walks and he always does these ultrasonic yips when I prance by. I should show him how a real dog barks like, but I'm too much a good boy to lower myself to his level. I love cheese too! It's one of two things that send me running to the kitchen - the other being ice cream, of course.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh.. I love cheese too. You doggies sound busy. :)
Thank you for that pawsome award..

~ Girl girl

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Welcome back, guys! I missed reading about your adventures and feasting...=) Congrats on the award too!