Monday, September 21, 2009


As you know, male dogs tend to mark their territory by urinating on the grass, fire hydrants and whatnot.

Until yesterday, I was not sure what qualities human boys and male dogs shared in common.

I found out the hard way.

As usual, I alerted my mother when my baby brother had a stinky diaper and needed a change.

I usually supervise the diaper change just to make sure that everything is taken care of and that the little princes’ bottom stays clean and dry.

It has been fascinating to watch my brother grow longer and longer each time we put him up on the changing table.

As he has grown older, he has begun to more readily recognize my face and voice (well, bark).

With this new sense of knowing, I guess my brother wanted to make sure that another baby did not try to steal his dog.

So my brother did the unthinkable.

He peed on me, just like the male dogs do to mark their property.

Needless to say my mom scooped me up and plopped me into the bathtub for a good scrub down.

Although I didn’t like being peed on, I was touched (literally!) that my brother loved me so much that he wanted all his other baby friends to know!

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Road

When Robert Frost wrote about “The Road Not Taken,” he forgot to tell you that the road may be long, bumpy and convoluted.

Even though we may try to steer away from Frost’s road, sometime we are forced to take the hard road to reach our final destination.

As Frost tells us, the road can change you.

But change is a good thing.

My road to sisterhood has been a long journey and I believe my time waiting for the gift of a sibling has made me a better dog.

Now that I have reached my final destination, somehow the pain of waiting has melted away and what has appeared is beyond my wildest imagination.

Each time my brother smiles at me my heart grows bigger, and I thank the heavens above that I am able to feel such a deep and steadfast love.

When my brother giggles, my limbs flutter in delight and I am amazed that I can feel so at peace.

And when I think of the future and the roads that my brother may travel, I hit the deck and roll all over his baby street carpet to make sure that it smells like me so when he is traveling, my scent will assure him that I will always be there for him.

For no matter what road you travel on, the love and support of your family and friends will help you find your final destination.

Monday, August 31, 2009


The most peaceful moment I have ever experienced was watching my baby brother sleep.

I know, I know as the saying goes, you are supposed to sleep when the baby sleeps.

But how can I be expected to do that?

Looking at his delicate sweet face gets my heart racing and I wind up staring at him for hours (so that is where my day goes!).

Now I understand how Monet could look at the same subject and paint it so many times so many different ways.

But Monet’s water lilies have nothing on my little brother.

So far my favorite time to watch him sleep is in the middle of the night when the soft moonlight illuminates his face.

Sometimes I think I even see little angel wings and a halo form around my brother.

Truly, our baby is a gift from heaven above.

So sleep tight my friends for I will be up all night awestruck by my baby.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The News

You are probably wondering what happened to me. I am sorry I have been away for so long.

But I am pretty sure you will forgive me. I have some wonderful news to share.

I am a big sister.

Yes, you heard me correctly. I am the proud sister of a little baby brother.

At first I wasn’t sure what my parents brought home. They introduced me to this little squirmy thing wrapped up in soft cozy blankets.

This wasn’t an ordinary dog toy I thought to myself. I wasn’t really sure what it was, but it made a little coo sound at me and all of a sudden it felt like I was hit with a ton of bricks.

I was in love like I have never been before. Just when I thought my heart couldn’t grow any bigger, it instantly doubled in size to make room for our baby.

My lips quivered with joy and something greater than all the love in the world overcame my body.

As I began to wag my tail and my parents were smiling from ear to ear, I knew something miraculous happened that would change our lives forever.

So forgive me for not being on my blog in while. The love I feel for my brother has mesmerized me and I have been floating around in some alternate universe.

In this alternate baby universe, I have also been helping out a lot around the house. I have a new role as big sister and my duties are many from checking the safety of the baby equipment to tasting the bath water to make sure the temperature is just right.

Just when you think your heart can’t grow any bigger, someone enters into your life and changes you forever. Thanks to my baby brother, my heart will always be full of joy and amazement.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Size Matters

Saturday I attended a picnic that thanked all of the dogs who volunteer their time participating in pet therapy programs.

I even had the chance to meet some new friends, both big and small.

It was entertaining to watch the big dog tails wag and almost knock the food off the picnic tables.

My little dog friends and I were all holding our breath and hoping that the Great Dane would knock the cold cut platter down to our level. Boy, that would be heaven.

Every once in a while I wish I could swap places and be the biggest dog on the block.

I wonder what that would feel like.

As it turns out I am going to have my chance!

Next month my family anticipates a new little arrival. Although it won’t be covered in soft furry hair like me, I hear that these small bundles of joy called babies are quite cuddly.

Once this baby arrives I will no longer be the smallest member of my pack. Yipe!

But I do hear that I will have to learn some big sister skills so that I can welcome the newest addition to our family. Stay tuned for my progress.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Free Trip

Have you ever wanted to travel to somewhere far, far away or somewhere exotic and exciting?

What if I told you that you could go there for free?

Sounds too good to be true? Well it isn’t!

Pick up a book!

Some of my pet therapy buddies and I participated in a reading program at a local elementary school last month.

The kids circled around and cuddled up with their new furry friends and read us their favorite stories.

One little boy took me on a camping trip.

Another little girl took me on a garden expedition.

It was so relaxing to sit back and listen to the stories and partake in the magical adventures.

So remember if you want to escape to a fascinating place, just pick up and book and you can go wherever you want to! And you can even bring your friend!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I'm Back

Just a quick note to let you know that I’ll be back on my blog!

Sorry for the holdup, but my staff writer has been busily working on her schoolwork.

She assures me she will get back to working as my assistant.

I would do it myself, but I just can’t quite master the necessary fine key-strokes as my paws are too big.

Hopefully you are still eagerly awaiting my blog entries.

That is, if the rain has not washed you away!

In meantime, enjoy all the green the rain has brought us and I’ll be with you soon! ! I have some new exciting adventures and stories to share!