Monday, April 30, 2007

Why do parents have to work?

This morning mommy and daddy woke up early for once. Mommy and I went on a walk and met a nice lady who gave me a treat. She's my new friend, I will be looking for her every morning when we go on a walk. I had a few meltdowns on my walk, but mommy made me sit and helped me to calm down. Sometimes I just can't control my excitement! I get so excited that I start jumping around and I can't stop! I think that might be why my first parents gave me away. I'm glad I have new parents that will help me learn to be calm, because mom says people like calm dogs -- and I want everyone to like me!

Then mommy worked from home. I laid right next to her on the floor. I was very good, because mom said if I was bad, she would never be able to work from home ever again. I don't know why she can't work from home all the time. I promise I would be good.

Today we got new furniture in the living room. I'm not too sure why it's called the living room, because no one lives in there. I'm not even allowed in there! I got so excited when the delivery guys came, I couldn't contain myself. I wanted to greet them, but mommy wouldn't take the gate down from the kitchen doorway. She went to greet them, and I wanted to go too, but couldn't because of the dumb gate. I didn't know what to do, I was soooo excited! So I jumped up on the kitchen table. I don't know why, but I just couldn't help myself!

I wanted to supervise the delivery people, but wasn't allowed. Mommy said they might drop a sofa on my head. She kept me gated in the kitchen and family room. I stood guard at the doorway and supervised from there. The delivery men were very nice, they let me give them hugs. I think that deep down inside they really wanted me to help them.

Then mom took me on another walk. I was very good on this walk. Sometimes, when I felt myself start to get excited, I would sit down on my own. I'm learning to figure out when I'm getting excited and how to calm down. Mom says she is very proud of me and that I'm a very smart dog.

After we came back, mom changed her clothes and went to work. I had to go in my crate. I don't mind going in my crate, and mom says she has to go to work so she has money to buy me toys and dog food. So I guess I can live with her going to work, because I sure do love toys and dog food!


Sami Armstrong said...

Wow, I never thought about jumping on tables before, that is really cool. I like jumping into the car and off the deck. I also used to get overly excited when my mom and dad came home and would jump all over them. Now as long as they are calm so am I. My dad doesn't mind the jumping as much. My mom calls him my littermate but that can't be because he doesn't look like me. Anyway, I have to get back to napping, I can't wait to meet you and chew on, I mean, check out your toys!

Anonymous said...

Silly Dog! Only cats are allowed on tables! From, Mittens Russell