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The Daily Dog: August 2, 2007

Woof to you,

It is my earnest desire to see how few muscles I can move today while the heat of August beats down like fire, baking the world and my humans go crazy trying to still do all they have on their lists, like it’s just another day.

Hahaha! No way that’s going to happen today. Already my humom, Florence, had to come home when she was halfway to an appointment. The air conditioning in her car gave out and she was red in the face from the noon heat.

I don’t know why humans don’t just watch us animals. Look at how the cats are invisible and dogs are lying like rugs as close to the cool air as possible anywhere they can.

I have a friend, named Pal, in Hawaii, who rides in the truck with his humom when she goes to the beach to go surfing and he stays nice and still; resting under the truck, in the shade with his water dish close by until it’s time to go home.

People look under to say hello to him and he just winks an eye back at them and stays cool.

So I hope you all try find your own way to stay cool today.

Me? I’m looking forward to a few ice cubes in my water dish.

Woofs from,



The Daily Dog: TGIF July 27, 2007

Woof to you,

Another week’s end in “dog days” of summer and I am in my element. Peace, lay about, nibble, sit in sun, sit in shade, watch the kids and clouds go by…it’s a very busy schedule!

Now if I can squeeze in a walk on the beach or a splash in the ocean…oooh, I would love that. I love sand.

Mr. White came walking by last night and the black lab whose human always stops to say hello were around for their nightly stroll.

Ah, those summer nights.

Enjoy your summer nights too.

Woofs from,



The Daily Dog: Days of who?? July 26, 2007

Woof to you,

I know humans call these kinds of days, “the dog days.” I was thinking as I lay in the comfy cozy coolness of the air conditioning, that might just be a good thing.

Take things slow in the heat, drink lots of water, rest whenever your body says so, yawn, sniff the smells in the air and get a feel for what’s around you with all your senses.

The ground is not frozen, so feel the grass with your toes; lie under a shade tree and hug a tree; feeling what it’s bark feels like as you look up at the many greens and browns and silvers of the leaves and branches.

Yup.  Look up at something bigger than you.

Hey, pretend you’re me.  That my view of the world.  Things move at a peaceful pace on my level.  Of course I’m speaking of times not spent chasing critters or friends in a romp.

It’s not boring.  It’s just a natural rhythm.

Nice music down here.  Cmon and share some with me.

Woofs from,



The Daily Dog: Summer Vacation July 25, 2007

Woof to you,

I am back from my summer vacation and I can tell you it’s been very nice to have late night walks in sea breezes and long nap days, with me out in the grass and my cat friends, Mr Grey and Miss Annabel Kitty, near each afternoon, hiding out from the hot sun underneath the cars or under the hedges.

I love watching the neighborhood kids go by with their surfboards under their arms, all laughing and happy on their way to the beach and I love watching them ride by on their bikes and skateboards.

The street in front of my house is nice and wide and smooth for anything that rolls.

Of course I enjoy the hellos and pats and fusses from everyone and oh the smells of summer. It is heaven for a dog!

There’s cookouts all around and ocean aromas and all sorts of dog friends passing by on their daily walks.

Yes, summer is a friendly time of the year and I’m having a good time.

I do have to say that although I’m an outdoors kind of dog, I am the first to stretch out under the air conditioner for a cool nap.

Hooray for summer.

I hope you are enjoying yours!

Woofs from,



Dog In Haiku June 7, 2007

Summer days stir me

Leaves to chase; breezes to sniff

Nevermind. I’ll nap.


The Daily Dog: May 25, 2007

Woof to you,

I’ve been thinking, and well, I have to say that I am mighty grateful for some of the things humans have invented.

Today as the heat rises outside, I am cool on the inside because there is a nice fan making breezes all over my furry coat when I take my outside to inside break.  Oooh! I love it!  Can you see me smiling?

There is something to be said for laying in the sun.  I’ve been doing that most of the day.  It feels sooooo good.   My bones are sighing, “Yeahhhh!  Oh, Yeahhh!”

I think I’m letting Winter out of my bones and welcoming Summer.

Still, like I said, a breath of fresh air cooling me from that fan is a perfect complement to El Sol shining down from the sky; like cool water after a good run, muscles all warmed up.

There is another thing that I like that humans created…ice makers.  I love a good ice cube chomp on a hot day too. When my humans put a whole bunch of ice cubes in my water dish, you can call that Dog Slushy! Yummedy Yum Yum.

These are just a couple of my doggie thoughts for the day so far.  Got to get back out under that Maple tree.  The leaves are calling me.

Woofs from,



The Daily Dog: Sunshine Sense May 24, 2007

Woof to you,

Ahhhhh!  Today is a beautiful day for lolling in the soft, green grass.  I love to roll and scritch scratch my back and make bicycle pedals of my feet in the air.

The big fat leaves on the spreading maple tree give me lots of good shade and so I can choose to lay in the sun for while and then nap in the shade.

I can see everyone who passes by our house and I sniff hello and get some pretty good pats and pets.  Even people who don’t know me and aren’t sure if it’s safe to go near this big dog will give me a smile or a wave and hello.

We got a new mailman this year and he is so funny.  At first he wasn’t sure if it was OK to pet me but we are now friends and sometimes he even brings me a treat.  He always has a good conversation with me as I give him the cold nose and a “Hi, how are ya?!”  nuzzle.   He laughs a lot now when he comes to our house.

Mr. Grey and Miss Annabel Kitty have taken off somewhere on their own exploring trips but they will come home for dinner and a nice sit in the sunset together.

Everything smells so good today.  The air is breezy off the ocean and I can smell the seagulls and fishy smells and even the construction that is going on in our neighborhood…sounds and smells of sawing wood.  Mmmm.   All smells good to me.

There are sounds of beep beeping going on as the trucks and machinery do their work and birds are quieter with all that other noise.

Oh, I do love sunny days when I get to see everything through my nose!

Hope you are having a good nose day too.

Woofs from,



The Daily Dog: I’m Baaaack! May 21, 2007

Woof to you,

It’s been a long time since I got to write to you all. My Humom, who is my hands and fingers, did a flip on the ice in February, fractured her foot and got 3 of her neck discs all out of alignment. (these are cushions for the bones in the neck.)

So it was a long recovery for her…and me too.

I was very patient and stayed near her everyday to keep her company. I think it was hard for her not to be able to write for me…and for her own self.

She is lucky like me though. She has lots of good friends to cheer her up and remind her that nothing lasts forever and good change will come along just when you least expect it.

She will help me write again and we will keep things short for a while. Don’t want to overdue it. I want to let her get her muscles all toned back up a little at a time.

Just like walking a puppy. Got to go slower til you pick up speed. She says it’s balance. You know, like play some, run some, eat, nap under the shade tree…some of this and some of that.

Balance…Just the thing I didn’t have when I tried to go upstairs for company one rainy night.  It was pretty windy outside and spooky sounding.

Mr. Grey and Annabel Kitty were all tucked into their sleepy box on the porch so you could hardly see them.  I was feeling a little lonely and I didn’t like the night noises.

Well, it took me a long time to climb each step gingerly to get to the top landing with my old creaky bones and when I got there, I found that I couldn’t get back down. I forgot that I had already fallen down the stairs once before when I tried to follow Tom. Oops.

I crept into the bedroom as quietly as I could; pitty patting, scooching, slinking so as not to wake anyone up but my Humom sat straight up in bed with a “Who’s there?” surprise. It seemed my toenails made scritchy scratchy sounds on the wood floor, so she heard me anyway.  I sounded like two people tap dancing in the dark.

I stuck my nose under the bed to be nearest in the stormy night.

Tom had to carry me down the stairs in the morning.

And I am no small dog!

I love my humans.

Woofs from Bailley


The Daily Dog: Sunshiney Saturday March 3, 2007

Woof to you,

What a day!  Nice and warm.  All sunshine and ocean breezes.  a feast for all my senses.

I’ve been in and out all day and the backyard is busy.  The squirrel families are running all over the place and there are so many bird flyin everywhere.  It a mass of really good energy.

The pool ice is all gone and I hope Miss Anabel Kitty and Mr Grey and their friends realize that’s water in there now with the leaves floating in it.  If they think they’re gonna go ice skating just because it’s still cool out there, we’re liable to hear a splash or two.  I don’t think they’d like that very much.

My humom is baking cookies and the whole house smells good.  She has the doors open to air out the house and all out doors is all indoors.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

I’m off for my afternoon nap-under the tulips!

Got to get ready for the full moon eclipse tonite.

Got to rest up the ol vocal chords.  I might manage a howl or two.

Woofs from,



The Daily Dog: Tulip Dreams March 1, 2007

Woof to you,

Happy March 1st!

I’m lying under a canopy of ruby red and pink tulips.  It’s like being sheltered by long green  leaves and pretty petals.

Inside the house!

My human, Tom, brought two big glass jars of them home one day and there were no flowers on them at all.  Just two jugs of green leaves and you could see through the jars to the bulbs and white hairy roots.

They sit on either side of my favorite afternoon nap spot by the front window and now they have all these flowers growing out of them.  It’s like they exploded overnight.

Lying here on the rug, looking up, feels like I am outside while still being inside.

Pretty neat.

I’m watching them grow as I’m snoozing and dreaming.

I’m thinking if it warms up outside like it has the last couple of days, there will be tulips sprouting from the ground outside my door.

I do like to stop and smell the flowers, you know.

How about you?

Woofs from Bailley


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