Since yogurt is good for my tummy, Mom let me lick the remains of her yogurt. It was so good! Usually, I don't like blueberries, but in yogurt it's great! My only complain was that I couldn't quite reach the stuff at the bottom. Sometimes it's not so great to have a "meat mouth" instead of a pointy face. Mom said I could have tried to put my nose in there to reach the rest... but that would mean getting messy. No thanks.
I received another toy from Kong to review! My mom gets tons of books to review everyday, so it's only fair that I get a free toy every once in a while.
This new Kong Cozie is a super tough, stuffed animal - in my case a blue dog that my family says looks like Blue from Blues Clues. He has a squeaky in his bum area that took me just a minute to find.
I don't know if other Shar Pei's do this, but I like to pretend I'm not interested in a toy after just a minute of play. But it's all an act. I like to wait for the other person (or dog) to lose interest so I can pounce on it again.
This toy is really soft and durable, with a heavy duty squeaker. Perfect for a finicky pup like me!
Usually, my favorite night of each month is when I get to be therapy dog to kids for several hours. (This just means I play and cuddle with them. Not a hard job for me!) But this week... my favorite pal didn't show up. So I was bored most of the night, as you can see above.
Then, one of the girls who rarely even acknowledges my presence, saw when I took a break from napping...
And got into my bed and pretended to be me! I didn't know what was going on, but the adults were all laughing!
Since I can't verbally speak, I come and sit in front of mom when (I think) it's time for bed and try telepathy. It usually works. When mom stands up, I run for the bedroom and jump up on the bed, just in case she had any doubt that I want her to go to bed.
Mom and I got to entertain my cousin Sophie over the holiday weekend! We decided to take advantage of the cooler weather and visit nearby trails at Potters Bridge Park. As you can see on the ground, the leaves are starting to fall already! Even though most of the leaves are still green, we were surrounded by constantly falling leaves. It made for some great fun!
Sophie had fun meeting a ton of other dogs along the trail. Mom says I'm too over-protective of her and wasn't allowed to meet many of them. I'm not sure why Sophie bothers with them when she has me right there anyway.
I thought it'd be nice for Mom to take a video of me sleeping when I'm not snoring for once. But you can tell I'm in a deep sleep, facial twitches and paws moving. Usually, when I'm this deep into sleep and moving, Mom says I make little chirp-like barking noises. How embarrassing.
* Note: It's easier to view the video, if you click on the little icon in the bottom right corner to expand the view.
Here's a distant view of the beach at Raccoon Lake where humans can lay by the water and go swimming. Dogs aren't allowed in the swimming area (no complaints here), but mom was told she could take me just past the roped off area to put me in the lake. I was given no choice in the matter. And promptly ran back out as soon as she dropped me in the water. But I have to admit it did feel really good to cool off after our long hike in the woods! I perked back up and started wagging my tail. But don't misunderstand... I'll still never willingly get myself all wet like that.
In fact, there was another beach along a trail that I walked right up to to get a drink... until the waves started coming in! That movement and noise drew me back away from the shoreline. No thanks. I want none of that.
Though, digging the sand was pretty fun. Notice all the sand on my nose. Mom kept wiping it off, but it just kept reappearing. No idea how that happened.
When we finally left the trails for the swings and play area (at my little cousin's request), we happened upon this startling sight...
Can you see who is swinging in this video?
Yeah. It's a dog. A funny, swing-loving dog. The owner said he "loves" it. I guess he might, since I'd be jumping out first chance I got. He just seems to be chilling.
Silly dogs. I'm too regal for that kind of behavior.