by Carey Mitchell
our dog wrote this leter to her ma and pa and kennel mates at Taylormade Aussies of Linesville PA:
well this is my christmas picture. as you can see i am well fed and very fluffy, indeed food continues to be a great goal of mine. i have been chastised for stealing food from the counter but hey -- cheese is cheese, eh? once I stole an apple from the counter and they finally relented and now they give me one of my own each morning with my eukanuba food. they tell me i am a Very Good Dog and one of my favorite places to be is lying on my owners' feet so i can tell when they are ready to go some where interesting.
this past summer we spent a lot of time on the sailboat where i had my own little room and got to watch a lot of fish. i also run to the front of the boat to greet people walking down the dock. i took a flying leap off the dock one day , out of pure curiosity, and much to my surprise water is cold and wet. so i swam to shore. then they towel dried me off (O i do love to be towel dried off.)
i have the people trained so that when i need to go out i go BARK BARK ?? they say do you need to go out and i say BARK BARK BARK. (you think they'd get the message the 1st time.)
they took me to Rally Obedience school where i got to do mazes and stuff with a lot of other dogs that was quite fun. I passed my Canine Good Citizen Exam and next is my Therapy dog exam. i already have a very cool Therapy Dog vest in which i will carry all my favorite toys to share with sick little kids etc in my work.
i have discovered Gravity and one of my favorite games is to throw my ball down 2 flights of steps and chase it to the bottom where it always ends up. i continue to be a fine guard dog though my owners sometimes don't pay me proper attention owed to a dog of my obvious beauty and intelligence... my proudest accomplishment was waking them up at 4 am when a Ground Hog came in to the back yard to eat their lilies. they told me BE QUIET. well guess what the next am they said-- o no Kai was right. look what ate our lilies !!! -- ( I guess they'll listen better in 2010. )
A merry christmas to you, dogs and human friends.
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