Hi Everyone! Boy, I haven’t done any bloggy-ing in a long, long time, I even missed telling my mom Happy Barkday and saying Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and grandpas! Sorry about that. I said in one of my last posties that Mom has a new job, she says it’s called “leegul transkripshun” but what she really does is listen to a bunch of people talking on the lappy-top and then she pushes all the buttons to make what they say go on the page! She enjoys her new works but it does cut into our bloggy time!
Some new things have happened around our nayborhood! We have new naybors and they have elebenty-twelve little childrens, (oh, Mom says “four”) and they talk to me through the fence. Sometimes I bark at them because they run around and make funny noises! Their mom tells them that it’s OK that I bark, because I am a barky kind of doggie! When they moved in, I came out to potty at nighttime and there were lots of things over by my fence! I went over and sniffed and sniffed and sniffed for a long time to see what all the things were. The biggest boy there sometimes throws things into our yard, but he never throws anything good like noms. He even threw some things at ME one time because I was barking! That was naughty so his mom brought him over to apologize both times and pick up all the toys he threw in our yard. I didn’t apologize for barking, but I did try to be nice. Then, one time Dad was watering the new grasses and Brianna was mowing the lawn, and the boy was sitting on a bucket eating a snack while he watched them! His mom says he really enjoys seeing grownups do grownup things. Mom thought that was very cute. Before, a very old, old lady lived there and she never came outside to see me, and she didn’t mind my barking because she couldn’t hear much anymore. Mom says they are very nice peoples and we will all get used to each other eventually!
Me sniffing all the children’s things!
The day before Mom’s barkday she was at a friend’s 8th grade gradyooashun in the evening. A couple of days later she saw on Facebark that our naybors had some trubbles that night. Our naybor boy was chased home by peoples who are in a gang! (They were only ajitayted with our naybor boy and his friend, but not anyone else.) But then our naybor told Mom that there are TWO gang houses right here in our nayborhood!! Mom says gangs are groups of peoples who aren’t nice and do crimes and sometimes paint things on other people’s stuff. Since the naybor had to get his gun to chase off the gang peoples, Mom was very conserned about them coming back and having a gunfight. So, Mom called the police sarjent to find out what was going on and what they were doing about this! He told her what kind of gang they are and said that interestingly, the gangs in our town hardly ever make trubbles in their own nayborhoods, but usually go to the next town to do mischifs. He also said that the polices are keeping their eyes on the gang peoples and he doesn’t think we need to be worried. I’ve made sure to be on super-high securitee alert since then, so it was good to hear that. We have never had trubbles with the gang peoples before, and since our naybors will be moving soon everything should be OK. Most of the gang peoples are young peoples. We think it’s sad that the gang peoples feel like they have to be in gangs. Anybarks, we aren’t going to be too conserned about it now but will still be alert to any suspicious goings-ons.
We have another new naybor and Mom says there is a Basset Hound named Elvis who lives there now. She knows that because we heard him arrroooing and arrrrroooooing and Mom went over to see what was what. There was Elvis, who was tied out on a line, and had wrapped his line around and around a fence post and wasn’t comfy. He was wearing a harness so he wasn’t choking or anything, but Mom wanted to help him so she managed to make furiends with him and unravel his line a bit. She left a note for his dad or mom and his dad called later to thank Mom and to tell her what was happening. He said Elvis has to stay outside now when his dad goes to work so Elvis can be able to go potty, and he had never been tied outside before, so he was sad. Mom sugjested that Elvis could be tied on the other side of the house by the breezeway so he could be out of the rains. He still is out there arrrrooooing every day until his dad comes home, but he doesn’t cry as much. His dad says he will build a good fence so Elvis can roam around in the yard. We feel bad for him when we hear him arrroooing, but Mom says people have to do what they have to do. Elvis looks healthy and his dad seems to love him a lot. We hope he gets his fence soon!
We still have one empty house in our nayborhood and some naybors will be moving, and other naybors have their house for sale so we will get even more new naybors at some point ! So far in the last couple of years or so we have gotten five new naybor families already! Grayshus!
I am happy to say that my daddy’s broken foot is all healed up. Our boy and his friends haven’t been called to go do their firefighting works yet, but we think they will go soon. We are very sad to hear about the brave firefighters who lost their lives in Arizona, and are praying for their families.
Not much else happening around here, except it has been super very hot! Mom rubs a cool washclof on my face and head and then lays it on my tummy so I can keep cool. I sure like that! What do you do to keep cool in the summery-time, Furiends?
Me and my washclof!!