Yes, yes, I know! I’ve been grumpy lately about my lumpy thingy as my friend Sage calls it!
Can you blame me? I have an ITCH I am NOT ALLOWED TO SCRATCH!
The one bright spot of all this is that
MY HU-BROTHERS ARE OUT OF SCHOOL – IT’S SUMMER VACATION!
So what does that mean for me?
- REGULAR LONG WALKS!
- REGULAR LONG BELLY RUBS!
- REGULAR TREATS since they are trying to teach me new commands. ( Settle, Stay and Roll Over)
- REGULAR PLAYING IN THE BACKYARD!
And of Course……
HUZZAH FOR MEAT!
Even though I’ve been thoroughly annoyed with this pro collar thing, I have to say I’ve had some great quality time in the backyard with MAMA while she learns to use her new grill!
I’m her chief taster, even though she doesn’t always notice.
She drips all sorts of stuff on the pavement, and I can’t let the ants have it, right?
So get ready to be envious fellow doggers. Here’s what my summer kibble has been supplemented with
- Smoked Beef Tri-Tip
- Smoked Baby Back ribs
- Grilled NY steaks
Oh and the latest deliciousness ….
- Grilled Hamburgers.
Now I’ll admit I can’t say I’ve had a HUMAN portion of these delicacies. I’ve had a bite here and there, a tidbit only. My main meal consists mostly of Natural Balance Duck and Potato.
But Last night!
Last night, I had ½ a patty all to myself — Grilled to perfection by Mama JUST FOR ME!
I tell you Fellow Doggers – Puppy Dog Eyes are the best weapon in our arsenal of cuteness.
Don’t be afraid to use it shamelessly.
It doesn’t hurt to lick your Mama’s ankle while she’s putting the patties on the grill. Just a little doggy kiss that says – hello, cute doggie down here who loves you unconditionally, who’s trapped in a collar of shame, who smells your delicious food and never complains (in English) to you about anything … You Hoo!
And as EMERIL says,
Onto the grill goes a little meat patty just for me!
I tell you fellow doggers,
Summer is my favorite time of year.