I am getting lots of love and treats! I am learning how to play with Poppy and Penny and I'm learning that I have to wait my turn for stuff since I am no longer an only doggie. This morning, I had my teefies brushed for the very first time. It was kind of fun since the toothpaste tastes like beef. My new mom says I did very well for the first time with a toothbrush in my mouf! I bit it a little bit, but I didn't try to swallow it.
See all these bears on the poles? Well, Mom informed me that I am not allowed to touch ANY of them! I told her that is no problem since I don't really see the point of playing with toys. I am much more interested in FOOD! I stop and smell the toys, sometimes, but I just don't see what is so fun about playing with them. Now, Poppy and Penny feel differently...they are ALWAYS playing with stuffies and Poppy likes to hump the big ones! She's a silly girl.
This is the back of my new house and part of the BIG backyard that I get to run around in. Now that I have been here almost a week, I have finally figured out that I don't need a leash on to go out there. I get to be free-range doggie as long as I'm in the house or in MY (okay, OUR) backyard. I have inspected every inch of the yard and the day before yesterday, I almost caught an evil squirrel! The squirrels around here, have become used to just staying in their feeders when Poppy and Penny go out. They weren't aware, however, that there's a new dog in town that might want to taste them. I was about two feet away from one when he realized I was there. He ran to the nearest tree and I missed nabbing him by about an inch. Mom was yelling at me, but I was on a mission so I ignored her! One of these days, I'm going to catch one of those evil critters!
Our Bluebird puppies are still here, but we haven't seen them since the day they left the nest. We know they are here, because the mama and daddy birdies are taking 5 or 6 meal wormies, at a time, and flying towards the front of the house. They come back really quick to get some more, so we know they are still feeding the babies. The book says that the parents continue to feed the babies for about 12 days. Dad put up a new Bluebird box for them and both parents have done a close inspection of it. The book also says it can be anywhere from two days to a month before they start on a new batch of babies. We sure hope they decide to have their next "litter" here, at our house!
Our mom is feeling a little better, but not great, yet. She's less sore than she was after her tumble down the steps. She's finding out that the older she gets, the longer it takes to recover!
Well, everyone, that's all for today...I need to go see if I can score some more treats before Mom goes to that work place. I get to stay home and watch Dad run saws and stuff like that. I'm sure I'll take some Aire-naps and get some more treats whenever he eats.
Patches (and Poppy & Penny too!)