Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Just Harry's Excellent Dawgalicious Week

Dog oh dog oh dog -- I seem to have gotten my act together 'cause everything was excellent last week!

First of all, while this may seem indiscreet to some, we dogs all understand the significance. I have finally learned that certain personal matters should occur outside and not in my private carpeted pooping parlor on the upstairs landing. This has filled Mom and Dogdad with joy and, in my honor, they even replaced the much abused carpet with nice wood like elsewhere in the house.

Next, to celebrate Chanukah, Jakey and I got a whole brand new box of pencils of our very own. This is because the previous box of pencils that Mom had has been demolished by our love of gnawing on any stray that inadvertently gets left on a table, chewing off the eraser end, marking the rest with tooth patterns, and leaving our art work on the entry hall floor.

We also got peanut butter treats in the shape of dreidels from our human brother and sister-in law. Yum!!!

Then, and this is where it gets even better -- with all due respect to my feline nieces and other friends of my canine friends -- I had a face-to-face with a cat the other night coming back from my walk. She started to hiss; I growled. And the next thing I knew, she was sitting on a branch of the nearest palm tree.

And finally, which is the best thing of all, yesterday I treed a squirrel!! I was so excited. Dogdad and I were coming back from my morning walk and there he was -- just six feet away. He scurried away when he saw me, but with my long lead, I almost caught up with him. Then he, like the cat, climbed up a palm tree. Dogdad shook the fronds, and the squirrel jumped over to another tree. I was in a frenzy. I jumped as high as I could to reach him -- Dogdad says it was at least five feet 'cause I left a paw mark on the wall next to the tree. Wowser, that was truly dawgalicious!!!

No photos of the actual event 'cause the camera was at home, but I'm sure you all can picture the scene and my excitement.

So, happy wirey woofs to all!! We've been enjoying all the cool Christmas cards that have been filling the mailbox (Dogs 40, Folks 3). And we've been humming all of Gussie's new songs. Jakey and I hope to get to know every dog better in the coming year. Thank you Charlie; thank you Opy for all you do to make life on the DWB so much fun!!

Just Harry

Pee Ess: Jakey tells me that we should send warm wishes to those who may be afflicted with ice and snow storms and invite them to come visit. So yes, we'd love to see you all. And if you can't get away, at least stay safe and warm.


Peanut said...

Good job on the cat and the squirrel and really good job on not going potty in the house anymore.

Gus said...

HI! We have been waiting and waiting for the squirrel story, mostly because I love squirrels (te he!) and I like to hear how other dogs take them on. We don't have squirrels in Azrizona, at least not near where we live. They must not like citrus trees or somefin. Sounds like you are the victor JH. Good work.

Chanukah is waning, and soon it will be time for St. Lucia to come. Be sure you get some Krumkakes.


Agatha and Archie said...

WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!! We LOVE a good squirrel and cat story( it is a daily event at our place but now it is so cold we don't see as many) We are getting over a "wicked"(as we say in Boston) icy snowy night only to get ready for another one tomorrow and the next day so we adore hearing about palm trees and warm weather!! Love A+A

Agatha and Archie said...

WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!! We LOVE a good squirrel and cat story( it is a daily event at our place but now it is so cold we don't see as many) We are getting over a "wicked"(as we say in Boston) icy snowy night only to get ready for another one tomorrow and the next day so we adore hearing about palm trees and warm weather!! Love A+A

Bama said...

Howroo, Pups!
We got your card on Sat., thanks so much. We love getting all to know all these new pups, we're making so many new friends and just love getting all the cards. This is FUN.
As fellow Florie-duhunns we should definitely keep in touch, though as huskies we'd really prefer to go visit pups that DO have snow, no offense. We'd love to add your link to our friends list, you're welcome to do the same if you like.
Merry Christmas & Happy Chanukah!
Bama & the River Hill Pack

Bama said...

You're Missouri cousins are gorgeous, what a handsome pack! Don't be fooled, our mom spends LOTS of time plucking us, too.

Snowball said...

Good job, JH. I chase cats up the tree too but I can never jump as high as you. Perhaps the next time you can learn to try to climb the tree to get to the cats and squirrels.


Asta said...

Jake and Just Harry
That sounds like the best week evew!!!! You awe a hewo%feet! that's pawsome..I bet that squiwwel isn't going to evew mess with you,hehehe, and neithew will that cat..I have some cat fwiends, but that's diffewent..
I've been humming all the songs and loving my cawds..hehe my pawents have also only gotten thwee,hehehehe..we wule!!!!
smoochie kisses

Kapp pack said...

We got your card the other day! We are enjoying meeting so many new friends. Come visit us sometime.

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Katie said...

Sam, Zorra, and I LOOOOOVE to chase squirrels. We don't have any in our yard, but we have been to other places where they are. Oh, how we would like to chomp one!

Stanley said...

Hey, Just Harry!

You had quite a day. I too go nuts over squirrels when they dare to stray into my line of sight. Way to go!

I would like to go ahead and reserve a room at your b&b. It's raining like a monsoon here, but it's supposed to all freeze overnight. My back deck is like an ice skating rink already. Do you know how hard it is to go potty when the grass is completely frozen solid?

Goober love,

Simba and Jazzi said...

Cats are evil and lie in wait to scratch doggies eye balls out. You have to chase them to stop them doing this. Good work.

Simba xx

PerfectTosca said...

Hi Dood. I found you over at Billy's place. I HATE squirrels. They make me crazy. One of these days I am gonna get one of those buggers and shake the potatoes out of it, let me tell you!

Those pencils look good. I never had a pencil before. I wonder how they would be dipped in peanut butter.

Harry said...

Even though it's not as cold as where some of our friends live, i still think as week away from wet, dreary England might be good for the joints don't you?

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Lenny said...

Harry! You rock! Congrats on the outside stuff and the treeing adventures. And your pencils and treats sound tasty!

Your friend, Lenny

Molly the Airedale said...

You guys are staying super busy at your house! Way to go with both the squirrel story and the cat story, JH! Those dreidel cookies sure look yummy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Poppy said...

You had your own pooping parlour? Cool!!! (I usually use the kitchen.)


The Black and Tans. said...

Well done for chasing the squirrel we are always chasing the silly things.

Thank you for our great card we received it this weekend.

Molly and Taffy

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Sounds like you've had a great week! J x