Hi everydog, kittie, hammie and hooman! It's me...Captain High Pockets! I get to do my very first post, today, even though I have been a very naughty boy. I have lived here in Airedale Heaven for not quite 4 whole days and I have created all kinds of mayhem! I have lifted my leg on a bag of trash, a trash can and a plant...so we are at 3 and counting! I went to the basement with Mom so she could pack one of Dad's ink pad caddies for shipping. Under her packing table, she has this ginormous bin of packing peanuts that are made of corn starch. They looked soooo delicious that I just had to grab a mouthful! In hindsite, I think that may have been a mistake. They start to melt on contact with water so I had a large 'dale mouth full of slime! Later that day, Dad was priming some boards and I stuck my fuzzy head right on them and ended up with paint on my ear and my muzzle. Later still, on the same day, I disappeared and Mom found me standing in the middle of the big bed with a Longaberger basket in my mouth and a tube of Mentholatum on the bed. Fortunately for her, she caught me before I had a chance to destroy either one.
On Tuesday, my second full day here, I started out the day by getting up into the window seat in the kitchen where Mom stores plants in the winter. The first three times I got up there, I was caught and made to get down without disturbing any plants. The fourth time I got up there, I knocked over a large cactus and dirt went EVERYWHERE. Mom got out the Dust Buster to clean it up and I attacked it. I just didn't like the noise it made so I thought I should kill it! At that point, Mom put me in my crate so she could have a "time out".
Here's the worst thing I have done since I've been here! On Tuesday afternoon, it rained really hard and as soon as it quit raining, Mom let us go outside to do our business. I was mesmerized by all the water so I splashed around in all the puddles and then I did a tuck butt run to the back of our yard. I sailed right over a pile of pinestraw that is about 5 feet high. I refused to come back when Mom and Dad called me. I set out for parts unknown and was having a really great time sniffing out all the great smells! Mom jumped into her Tahoe and took of through the subdivision looking for me and squeaking my favorite toy. I could hear it, but I was just having too much fun! She went over to the school that is behind our house and she couldn't see me. She came back into our subdivision while driving with the passenger side window down and squeaking the toy while looking for me. She turned around in our driveway and started back out of the subdivision and she finally spotted me in a backyard about 6 houses away from ours. I was just grazing and inspecting their retaining wall when Mom jumped out of her Tahoe and called me with my squeaky toy. I thought she wanted to play, so I turned around to run, but changed my mind when she squatted down on the ground. I got close enough that she grabbed me by the collar and herded me into the back of the Tahoe. Damn! I was having such an excellent adventure and all of a sudden, it came to an end. Now, I have to go outside on a leash until someone comes out here to put a fence in front of that pile of pinestraw. It's no fun at all, but I have already shortened Mom and Dad's lives by a few years and sent their blood pressure soaring, so I guess I will have to put up with the rope for a few days.
I have been into many more things that don't belong to me, but my personal secretary doesn't have all day to type what I am barking. I will have to tell you the rest later. Besides, I am not done wreaking havoc! There WILL be more!
Poppy, Penny & Pockets (the escape artist!)