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So a few weeks ago, Mommy tells me we are going over my other Mommy Danielle’s house. I love going there, When she tells me I just can’t stop running and jumping all around. I love to see my Jay and Tyler. So this one day we go over in the car and when we walk in her front door, as I am wondering why Mom is carrying me in this time, it hits me. I smell it right away. There is another dog in this house. What’s happening !! I think to myself, are they OK ?, do I have to hurt somebody ? I start trying to wiggle out of Mommy’s arms as we walk into the living room and there he is. Sitting in my old crate no less. He’s smaller than me, but not by much, and he is black and white like that energizer bunny that lives next door, Sophie. Great another puppy. And I am sure this one will want me to play too. But Wait, I hope I am still their favorite. So all my loving human parents start soothing me and telling me to meet Marley. He comes out and naturally heads right for me. We circle around smelling butts, ok not bad so far. They let us out in the yard right away, and I start marking all my spots. This guy has got to know I am still chief around her. He pees, I pee on top of it, he pees again and I pee again. Then I think, I’ll show him, I will poop over here. Game over. So he is of course more energetic than me. But a little more laid back than Sophie. He tries to play and I give him a few half hearted playful gestures in return. Don’t get me wrong I am not an old dog. I am only four. And I certainly don’t lack energy of my own. I can run like the wind, and love playing games with my humans. I just don’t have a lot of experience playing with other dogs especially puppies who don’t know the rules. Ya know personal space ? I have the same problem with tiny humans. I don’t like being trapped or cornered and don’t like my head and face probed. So Marley doesn’t do much of that , and when he does go there, I give him my growl and he lays down. Ok I think I can live with this. But I gotta tell you, he’s got a fascination for some strange things. In the yard he likes to dig everything. And he’s got these giant paws. I don’t like to get dirt in my tiny paws, I don’t get how he likes doing that. And he eats everything. Sticks, dirt, rocks, mulch. Blaah. I mean I like chewing on a good stick sometimes but I don’t swallow them. He eats grass too. That I can relate to, I like a good yard salad once in awhile. And this puppy sure loves toys. He’s got a ton of them all over the floor. I just walk by and give them the side eye, yea I have a ton of those too big deal. Umm excuse me ? That is my bed you are laying in At Mommy Danielle’s. Ok whatever. Then he comes to my house one day. I have a basket of toys and you would think he was a pup in doggie treat store. He pulls them all out all over and starts acting like he never saw toys before. Sigh. Kids. And my kibble dish is always on the floor next to my water dish. He heads right for it and eats the whole bowl. As for me it can sit there for days. I would rather wait for Mom to sit on the couch and hand feed it to me. He can eat it, there is always more in the closet. We spend a lot of time outside when we visit because everyone is always asking if he has to go potty and hovering over him. What’s up with that ? Well all in all Marley is not too bad. We had a few nice naps together. Well together sort of. I certainly am not into spooning with him but I will share Mommy Danielle’s couch with him . I can tell Mommy Danielle and Jay love me just the same even with Marley around. Tyler comes home to meet him tonight. I know it will make his face smile and that makes me happy. I missed Tyler while he was in California. I sure hope he will still play chase with me now that Marley is around.

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Let’s talk about this Puppy thing. First, two of my favorite humans, Mr Jim and Miss Nancy one day bring over to my yard this tiny furry thing named Sophie. It was fun to sniff her and run around a little with her but after about one spin around the yard, I am pretty much done. Well she is never done. She chased me until my lungs were about to burst so I had to retreat on Daddy’s lap, thank God she couldn’t jump up. So I thought that was it. Then she comes again and again and I realize she lives with them. Wait, What ? Now how am I supposed to go over to their house and nap with Mr. Jim or snuggle on Miss Nancy’s lap without being chased until I collapse ? I love to run to Mr. Jim when he comes outside and jump up on his lap when he sits and talks with Daddy, but now when he comes out he usually has that furry wiggle worm on the end of a leash. Thankfully Mr Jim and Miss Nancy’s love for me is so strong I know I am still their “sweet boy” as Miss Nancy calls me. So lately they don’t bring Sophie over or Daddy and Mr Jim talk over the fence and Sophie stays on the other side. Because Sophie’s body is getting bigger but her energy is not slowing down. Last few times she was over, it did not go so well. She is now able to catch me and she likes to nip and claw at my face. Mommy and Daddy tell me she is only trying to play with me and doesn’t understand yet that I don’t like that. I tried to tell her over and over by growling and putting her down on the ground but she just keeps coming back for more. Mommy and Daddy are afraid I’m going to hurt her, but truthfully I think she can take me. Oh and worst thing, if I jump up on a chair or daddy’s lap she can now jump up there two. Then I am trapped between her and Daddy and that’s a very dangerous situation. I can’t help myself when it comes to protecting Dad. So I am trying to be patient. I do like to have friends to play with but this puppy thing is too much for me. They keep saying as Sophie grows up we will become more compatible. Can’t wait for that. Just when I begin to accept that Sophie lives next Door, Into my life comes Marley. I will post later about that story.

 

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The Jack Chronicles Dec 7, 2015

Last night Daddy came home. I knew he was coming for a while before he did because I could feel Mommy waiting for him. I am so glad he is here again to pet me and let me sit on his lap and take naps with him. But I am nervous that something is up again. These crazy big boxes with wheels and handles are still around. They were out before we went on that scary long ride in the sky. And then we lived with Danielle and Jerry and Tyler and Jay for a while. I was happy to see them but then the boxes came out when Mommy and Daddy went away and left me there. Then they came back with the boxes and they moved them around again putting things in and out of them. Then we went on another long scary ride in the sky. When we came home I thought it was over. But then Daddy moved the boxes around and put things in and out of them and HE went away for a really long time. I still see those boxes. Tonight Daddy showed me that he was putting them away in the closet one by one. I will feel better once I don’t see them anymore.

Jack

 

 

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10863984_10204502039343909_8944894851557678598_oThe Jack Chronicles: November 1, 2015.

Last night was very strange. All the humans that live on my turf were outside. Mom and Dad took me out and I was very excited to see some of my favorite Humans. Everyone fussed over me in the silly outfit that seemed to make Mommy so happy to have me wear. Some of my favorite humans let me come on their lap. The humans that are close to the ground, made me a little nervous when they all wanted to touch me, it was still ok . It was a nice night until something very sketchy happened. A large band of strangers that I never saw before started coming down the street toward our turf. I could not tell if they were humans or animals.They just came and came. I growled but Mommy held me and would not let me go to defend us. They were frightening. They had scary clothes and strange faces and many of them carried big sticks in their hands. Mommy brought me in the house when she saw I was upset but when she was not looking for a second the door was open a crack and I ran out that door as fast as I could into the Culdesac to chase them all away.I barked and barked at them. Some stopped and stared me down and I just kept barking, get out of here ! Mommy and Daddy did not understand. They kept calling me and trying to catch me but I knew they didn’t understand we were all in danger. They kept saying it was ok and it was hard to trust them, but finally when mommy called from the open front door promising me a treat I decided I’d better listen. I ran back into the house. Mommy told me I was being a bad boy. I didn’t understand why, but she gave me a treat anyway. I think it was for coming back in. I hope those sketchy strangers don’t ever come here again with their sticks and hoods and scary faces and clothes.
Jack

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