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Are trees ticklish? I don’t know.

I tried to tickle this one, but it didn’t laugh. I guess not. 

It didn’t bark, either. 🙂

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Today I learned what happens when the raindrop friends (see yesterday’s post) get too cold. What happens, is that in cold weather they’re shivering so much that their little eyes have trouble focusing very well. Then they have trouble finding each other. So, what they do is they change their color to white, since white is much easier to see on the ground and in the trees than clear. Then the friends are happier and can still play and have fun ‘cause they can find each other again, even when they’re shivering. That’s sure nice of them to do that for their friends.  🙂

Mom and Dad said we that we can’t call them “raindrops” when they are making themselves white, but we have to call them “snow”. I’m don’t get why we have to change their names, tho. Mom and Dad still called me “Behr Behr” when we were freezing cold today, and I didn’t change colors. I stayed black, and Mom and Dad could find me just fine. behr-in-snow1r.jpgSee, you can see me ok in the snow, huh?

Also, it was 29 degrees and windy, and I was shivering, but I guess since my eyes are bigger than raindrops’ eyes, I could see okay. I didn’t have to call Mom and Dad different names, either. I’m glad we aren’t raindrops, oops, snowdrops, or whatever they’re called. me-and-dad-in-the-snowr.jpgHere’s a picture of me with Dad.

I got to run and play and roll in the snow. I even dug holes in it! behr-digging-in-snow.jpg

After a while, tho, I decided I was shivering too much and wanted to get back in the car. Ok, really I was afraid I would have to change my color or my name if I shivered too much, and I didn’t want to. Mom and Dad put me in the car, and I fell asleep really fast. behr-sleeping-in-the-car.jpgAll that running in the snow wore me out!

So, good news! My name will stay Behr Behr, and I’m not going to make myself white after all. I learned the trick….just jump back in the warm car. I wonder why the raindrops don’t just go somewhere warm like that? Silly raindrops. Um, I mean snow.

Hey, I wonder what I have to call them at night?

Behr Behr the black

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Enough of this silly rain and wind! It’s turned our yard into a little lake, making it not fun to roll in the grass right now. Frankly, I don’t like going potty on this little lake, either.

Meanwhile, I’ve been driving my parents nuts, hoping that they would take me for a walk if I bugged them enough. Sometime I get the “zoomies” and just zip around the house like a mad dog, under tables, around them, and everywhere I can fit. I run in big circles through the house, sometimes crashing into things. So, I think we should take walks even if it’s windy and rainy. If I were in charge, that’s what I would do.

Fortunately, we did get to walk today! I was so surprised when I saw the place where we normally walk, tho!!!!! Instead of dirt and plants, there is lots of fast moving water! Hey, I can’t pick up all the sticks in that!!

How did all of those silly drops of water become friends and stick together like that to make a creek? They must really like each other a lot. I don’t even get how they all found each other after they fell from the sky. I think I’d just be sitting on the ground complaining about how much it hurt to fall from the sky. I guess they all just look around for each other, become friends, and hook themselves together and start running. They make a lot of noise when there’s a whole bunch of them, like today. I think they had the “zoomies” too, only they get to zoom outside. They were running over the dirt, jumping rocks, picking up sticks, and stuff like I normally do. I wonder if they are puppy raindrops? 🙂

Behr Behr the zoom master

 

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I don’t know about you, but there’s just something special about the time I spend outdoors with mom or dad. In fact, it’s the highlight of my day. Sure, I love my food and sticks and stuff, but it doesn’t even compare to our walks together. All the toys or food in the world can’t replace one walk together. It’s just our time alone, together, as friends.

There are so many things to explore as we take walks. There are trees and birds and lots of colors and smells. I come back inside feeling so refreshed and happy! It just feels like all of my senses come alive when I’m outside on a walk with my parents. I’ll bet my parents feel that way to, but I don’t know how to ask them in their language. I try, but I guess it all sounds like “woof woof” to them when I talk. Oh well.

I’m still not able to play with other puppies yet, ‘cause I haven’t had all my Parvo shots. Mom and Dad said I’ll have lots of friends when I’m done with the shots, tho. Then we can go for walks together, along with our moms or dads.

If there are any other puppies reading this, and you’re done with your shots, ask your mom or dad to spend some time with you today. Just show them your best , “PLEASE” with your eyes, ‘cause I don’t think they speak puppy language. Maybe go to the door and look outside or something, so they get the hint.

When you get back, make sure to give them lots of kisses to thank them!! You want them to keep it up as much as possible, so you’ve got to reward their good behavior. It’s how you train parents.

Have fun today (if it’s not raining!),

Behr Behr

 

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Gosh, all of this rain and wind is making my life boring lately! Normally I’m outside a lot, chasing leaves, finding sticks to run around with, digging holes, etc. Not now, tho.  It’s been raining for days now.  I’m starting to get a little tired of just playing with my toys and mom and dad.  Nothing against them, but I need to run around more!  How do other puppies who live where it rains a lot deal with all of this water stuff ? 

I did get to play outside for a little bit today when it was only sprinkling,tho.  We went for a little walk, and found water that was moving on the ground! I’ve never seen that before!!  You can see the picture of me walking into this funny moving water.  I’m not even afraid of it, altho it was pretty cold. 

I found some funny tracks that smelled good and I tried my hardest to find the animal who made them so we could play.  Mom said it was something called raccoon tracks. I wonder what kind of puppy that is?

 ♥Behr Behr the water puppy   

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Oooooh Dad, you are so tall up there!

If I eat lots of puppy food, will I grow big like you? I love my food., you know. My favorite times of the day are when you feed me. In fact, you can feed me all the time if you want. I would like that. The puppy food people called today. They said you can give me all the food. Well, I’m pretty sure they said that, or maybe I just dreamed it. 🙂

♥ Lil Behr Behr

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Who ME???

 What makes you think I had anything to do with digging this hole ?

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I’m discovering more and more perks in my new home as the weeks go by. One of the really fun ones is that my mom and dad drive me around places in my own car. When they say the words, “Let’s go!”, I’m out the door in a big hurry, practically dragging them to our car. I didn’t know that it’s their job to drive me to fun places, and frankly having my own chauffeur and car is great!!!

The car is funny. I get my own seat where I sit all by myself. I love looking out of the window and watching things fly by. If dogs could laugh, I think I would! For some reason, our car rolls smoothly down the road, while other cars fly by real fast. Sometimes people even fly by. Probably the funniest one is when trees fly by in the air! Ha! That’s great! When it’s dark outside, there are lights flying by in the dark sky. I’m not sure what they are, but they are cool. It keeps me pretty amused, so that I just sit there and stare out of the window in amazement. That’s why I like going in the car. Well, also because we go fun places.

Except today.

Today they tricked me. We got in the fun car like we always do, but instead of going somewhere fun, we went back to the dog hospital. I was worried that they might leave me there again. It turns out that it was just so they could poke those sharp things in me that sting (which I hate!). I can not for the life of me figure out why vets like to do that, but they do. Anyhow, I didn’t have to stay. I just hope they don’t try to trick me like that again. I mean, if it’s my car and they are going to drive me around in it, they should drive me places that are fun, right?

I’m hoping they will see my blog and get the hint.

Mom and Dad, if you are reading this, notice how much I was looking forward to our drive today. Can you see the look on happy anticipation on my face? Now, is that the look I had when we got home? Nooooo, I don’t think so, and you know it. Let’s not go to that vet place again, ok? No more tricks! I was not laughing today. Your job is to drive me to places puppies like, remember?

I do still love you, tho, especially because you give me yummy food and lots of toys. Especially the food.  Definitely like the food around here.Yeah, so maybe you aren’t so bad after all.  Ok, can I have some  more of that food now?

Behr Behr

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OK, so now my parents are getting silly with me. I wonder if other puppies have to go thru these kinds of things? One night they put some funny boots on my feet and wanted me try to walk around. I have no idea why. My feet work just fine without them. I’m not sure if they just needed some entertainment or what. I had to pick up my feet really high to walk ‘cause it felt like I might trip over them or something. They seemed to think it was really funny. I, on the other hand, was not laughing. Fortunately for me, they didn’t get pictures of me trying to walk. (knowing them, they’d probably put the photos on here for the whole world to see!!) I sure hope they have a good reason for this kind of behavior.

On the good side, tho, they also bought me a nice warm fleece jacket. NOW we’re talking MY kind of style. Ok, so the color’s not my first choice, but at least it’s warm. I didn’t even fuss about this one. Actually, they let me wear it when I was really sick and shivering because I was starving and cold, so that was good. They get a few extra brownie points for that one. 🙂 They said these would be really good for me when we go to the snow, but I have no idea what snow is or why we would go there. I’ll keep you posted when I find out.

Behr Behr

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Thank you Shelah for my new bandana! I got to wear it today when we went for a little hike. I think it makes me look so cool when on the trail.

I can’t wait to meet you!

♥ Behr Behr

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