Snow! Greenies! Visits!

January 4, 2010

I am back from the great North! No one told me about the snow, and, being a Georgia peach, I had plum forgotten. Me and mom and dad headed out in the car, and, after several hours, I had to do you-know-what. So dad stopped for gas, then put my leash on me and walked me around. Only I couldn’t find any grass! No, not even any dirt! Next thing I know, dad dumped me in this cold, white stuff. When I recovered from the shock, I bunny hopped around in it and found I could turn it yellow, then back-kick lots of it on top to make it white again. What fun! When I leaped back into the car onto Mom’s lap, I was white all over. She squealed, grabbed a blanket and wrapped me up in it. For once, I didn’t fight the blanket wrap. It felt good to be in a warm blanket while the white stuff they call snow melted all around me.

We stayed in the same hotel where I sleep in the great big huge bed and eat scrambled eggs in the morning. Dad said I had to be very quiet in the room while they went out to catch the chicken so they could get my eggs – otherwise, I might scare away the chicken and then no eggs. It took them awhile to catch that durned chicken, but I was rewarded with a plate of nice warm scrambled eggs. Later, mom said she doesn’t know why we get a king sized bed, when she and dad and I all sleep so close we only take up about 1 foot of it. I think my mom is funny sometimes.

After breakfast we went on up to Illinois to visit my new grandma and grandpa and aunts and uncles and all their pooches. We had Christmas all over again, and wouldn’t you know it, someone bought me clothes. I could have barked for joy when mom said, no, Lexi hates clothes. Then she tried one of them on me to prove they were too small anyhow, and took it right back off. I did get some tennis balls, but I got hit in the eye and on top of the head with one because I was too distracted to play. I was kinda scared of the balls for a while after that, but I am over it now. I don’t know why no one bought me treats.

I want you to know, I made up for the lack of treats after I got home. Mom and dad went to work the very next day after getting home, and I headed straight for the big bucket of greenies. Wasn’t it sweet of them to leave the greenies where I could reach them with no trouble!? I ate about half of them. Then I took one upstairs to the bedroom so I could eat it later. But my tummy was too full, so I just carried it around that night. In fact, my tummy was so full that I didn’t eat my dinner that night or my breakfast or dinner the next day.

Then I went and stayed with my auntie Jennefer, my bestest friend. I was so embarrassed when she told mom that my poop was bright green! Now, I wonder what could have caused that? While I was there, my schnauzer buddy Milo said it would be fun to attack the cat that lives with them. He said the cat hasn’t been feeling well, so we should have a pretty easy time of it. Auntie Jen broke that up really fast, and didn’t she go and tell my mom! Mom was mad at me for two whole days and wouldn’t play with me or give me treats. Wow, I don’t think I will do that again. Actually, mom made me promise that I wouldn’t, and then she forgave me and we made up.

Now my sisters are here and she’s sharing my greenies with them. If you know anything about schnauzers, you know we don’t like to share. It’s bad enough I have to share my house and yard with them every other week. Well, it’s bedtime, and I want to go get in my kennel so my sister Lily doesn’t try to get in it first. I am going to go wait in my kennel for my night-night treat.

I hope you all had good holidays and got lots of treats, cause I don’t want to have to share mine.

Lexi, the selfish schnauzer