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Just wondering. Apparently my parents think so. My Mom raised horses for a long time, so when it she needed a warm, durable “coat” for me for our camping trip this coming week, she got me a horse blanket. Ok, I know you are laughing, but I don’t think it’s that funny. Really. Seriously now, no laughing. Do I look like I’m amused?
Like I said before, it takes a good sense of humor to live with my parents sometimes. I should have never asked, “What will they think of next?”
How do they come up with these things anyhow? Sometimes I wonder if they just stay up at night dreaming up funny things to do to me.
Here I was, all excited about my first ever camping trip. They said they were taking me to the mountains (almost 10,000 ft. elevation), where there are lots of trees and fun things to do. Even Rusty chimed in and told me I’d like it because camping means lots of walkies and squirrels. (see the comment under “Squirrel Patrol”) Then I started finding out there were some funny catches to my vacation. First it was the cable thing I have to be on sometimes. No big deal; it’s like a super long leash. After that, they told me it’s really cold up in these mountains, so I would need to wear a coat. Ok, I’ve done that before too.
Then the UPS man brought a package to our house with my coat in it. Just a side note about the UPS man while we are on the subject. I think he’s afraid of me because my bark sounds scary. Ha Ha Ha. When he brought my coat, he literally just threw it onto our patio without even coming to our door. The time before that, he ran when he heard me bark. What a funny guy. 🙂
Anyhow, I was shocked when I saw my new “coat”!!! What kind of coat is this!?!? And did we have to buy a blaze orange one???? (and one that’s a little too big) Hello, it’s embarrassing enough for me to wear a silly horse blanket, but then to make it bright orange too??? I’ll bet even the squirrels will be laughing.
All I can say is this “camping thing” had BETTER be fun. I’ll let you know how it went when I get back.
♥ Behr Behr, just horsing around….
Note from Behr Behr’s mom: I bought her blaze orange because it happens to be bear and deer hunting season near where we are going, and I didn’t want her to look like a black bear cub to a careless hunter…. even tho they aren’t supposed to be near the campground. It’s been known to happen, unfortunately.
Foal and miniture horse blankets happen to fit most great danes, just so you know. They also happen to be waaaayy less expensive than “dog coats” as a rule, and far more durable. I guess others have bought them because now they even make horse blankets for dogs (including small dogs). Behr’s is waterproof and insulated even. I’m going to add an additional strap around her waist tho, since it’s big on her right now. Great idea for a growing pup in my opinion.
Since the official Capt. Of the Squirrel Patrol, Rusty, welcomed me into his squirrel patrol ranks, I decided I needed to take my squirrel watching a little more seriously. Normally I just walk along until Mom or Dad says, “Squirrel!”, at which time I jerk my head up from whatever I was doing and stare into the trees. Now I’m trying to find the squirrels on my own.
Mom has this bird feeder that is supposed to be a “squirrel proof” bird feeder, but so far the squirrels don’t seem to know that. They think it’s for them. I’m making it my job to protect the birds now.
Mom has been putting me on this cable thing in the yard lately. I’m supposed to be practicing for my first camping trip coming up next week. I guess the campgrounds want dogs on leashes or tied up at all times. That doesn’t sound very nice if you ask me. I don’t even know what this “camping” thing is, but already I’m bored with the cable thing. SO, while I’m stuck outside on the cable, I watch for the squirrels. So far all I’ve seen are lizards when I’m out there. They are sure funny little guys!
Shhhhh. Be vewy vewy quiet. I’m huntin’ wabbits, um, I mean squirrels.
♥ Behr Behr, reporting live from squirrel patrol.
I have a surprise to show you, but Mom doesn’t have time to post it right now. Stay tuned tho, it will show up in the next few days.
No, we aren’t getting another puppy like some of our friends. And no, I’m not going to have my own puppies either. You’ll just have to see what it is.
♥ Behr Behr, master of suspense 🙂
Guess what? I have something hidden inside my mouth. Yes, I usually “hyde” it, but because you are my friend, I’m going to show you.
When I open my mouth, you can see that there is a freckle hidden in there. Do you see it? It’s kind of like a birthmark, but sort of a freckle too. Mom said she had never heard of a dane having one until she got me. I guess I have several relatives that have them too. It’s kind of a family thing, I guess. Anyhow, I like it because it makes me unique.
So now you know.
♥ Behr Behr, AKA “Freckle and Hyde” 🙂
Mom likes this photo of me because she said it gives her an idea what it will look like when I’m more grown up. Something about me actually standing still and looking calm. Doesn’t it look like I’m deep in thought here, at ease, maybe staring off into the distance and daydreaming?
HA! I think I was just watching a bird in the tree and wondering if he was going to get close enough for me to chase. Are you kidding? ME, standing still for more than 5 seconds? No way! Why on earth would I want to stand still? How boring! Ok, well, maybe I can stand still on command when we are practicing for shows and Mom is giving me snacks every few seconds. I’ll stand still for snacks any day, but that’s it. 🙂
Sorry, gotta run now.
♥Behr Behr, the bouncing baby dane.