On New Year's Eve the neighbors couldn’t quite wait until midnight to set off
their fireworks. I had to protect my house and yard. Mummy didn’t like my loud
bark after the first few rockets went off and told me loudly, twice in no
uncertain terms „No!“ I was hurt – she had never yelled at me before - and
turned the volume off, but I paid attention. At midnight when the real show
went off in the street, they left me inside to protect my ears but Mummy
checked on me every couple of minutes. I put on a show of nonchalance, while
pouting in front of the sofa. However, after being watchful all evening and
getting to bed at 2:30 a.m., I was a bit slow getting up at 7:30 for breakfast!
been documented reports about 3 wild boars in our neighborhood: across the
street, next door and in the empty lot next to our yard. That’s why every time
the patio doors are opened for me I have to rush out and bark and growl at the
spot where they once were. My huparents say the fence will keep me safe but
they did make holes in the neighbors‘. I’ll just chase them away if they come
again. Don’t want them routing in my yard and me getting in trouble for digging
holes (which I gave up as an adult)!
club had a winter walk along the dike in Bremen.
There were only 3 dogs along with the 7 humans present and we three had a great
time together: my Aussi partner Jo-Jo („Yo-Yo“), Paddy the Leonberger (a battle
ship) and yours truly, The Pea. We took turns playing with each other. On the
way back I broke through the thin ice and landed in a mudhole. I was really
worried about getting back out again and it took me 4 tries but I made it
before Mummy got there to rescue me. I looked like an upside-down
chocolate-covered cookie. Then I had to go on the leash so that I couldn’t get
any ideas about jumping on other people and got a full bath with shampoo when
we got home. Mummy was glad that I travel in a crate in the car and couldn’t
spread the mud around.
A few days ago we were headed down into the fields and the road was icy. I was in a good
mood and frolicking around. Found a stick and was playing with it when Mummy
shouted angrily „Cut it out! Stop pulling!“
She lost her sense of humor on the ice. I had ruined her walk two days
before by pulling on the ice and she was not amused. I was humbled. Until I
found a rabbit in the woods and off I went!
I lost him, of course, and came back across the fields to Mummy and Aunt
Uschi. In fact I had two rabbit chases today. What annoyed them more was that I
found another deer leg. I gave it up though, as always, and they hid it in the
hunter’s blind. Now let’s see: Mummy took one home and threw it in the trash,
Aunt Uschi buried one, they put this one out of my reach, … A deer has FOUR legs. There’s still one in
the game! They couldn’t get me out of the woods then, until Mummy put me on the
ago Wanda and Gert came up from Bavaria to go on a walk with me. Mummy wanted to show them the deer leg in the hunter’s
blind and opened the door, but it was gone! Today I was out with Aunt Uschi and
Mummy, who was just telling Aunt Uschi about the missing leg, when Godmother
Uschi called out, „She’s got one again!“ I pranced through the woods and out into the
field, not letting anyone get quite close enough to steal my dangling deer leg.
Then Mummy said, „Hold still“, which is the command she uses when she needs to
pull branches out of my coat, a tick out of my skin, etc. I am so used to
obeying that I froze and she took the leg from me, hanging it over the branch
of a tree. We are not sure whether this is #3 from the hunter’s blind or
#4. I’ll check tomorrow.