Saturday, November 05, 2005

Just a Waft is all We Ask

When Rosie and I take mommy for a walk by the lake, she doesn't always seem to fully appreciate the time it takes for us to thoroughly sniff the grass, trees and other odd and sometimes smelly and/or damp items we happen to discover.

At a moments notice, I can burrow my snout so deep in the right spot in the grass and take a deep whiff...ahhhh...but it's not long before I'm being shoved aside by the "Roo" and my find has now gone public.

Ah, but for that brief moment, it was all mine.

And the lake has all these ducks that need to be herded. It's the wildest coincidence that Rosie and I happen to be the smallest of the herding breed! When I see those feathered upstarts feasting about on crumbs, I feel emboldened by my calling and chase them back to the water where they belong...mission accomplished.

Me with my Protege...a Duck chase is in the offing!

Then, there's a roster of canines that have registered with individual trees that must be reviewed. Sniff. Review. Sniff. Of course, I must add my signature of approval. This is an important part of my job as a dog with superpowers. Being a girl, Rosie doesn't get to add her signature, but she can sniff and wish.

Can you believe that sometimes mommy starts pulling on our leash like what I'm doing is not essentially significant to the peaceful coexistence of man and beast worldwide? I hope she remembers this the next time mommy sniffs a tree or dead lizard or some other delightfully putrid substance.


leo myshkin said...

i know where you're coming from. my human, mr myshkin, doesn't realize how important it is for me to thoroughly sniff any branch that has fallen out of a tree in the past 24 hours.


Anonymous said...

I can identify with this too. Just as I am reading the peemails on the lamppost, Mum says "come on" and gives the lead a slight tug... no appreciation of the finer things in life! Best wishes - Fitz

Debbie Ebeyer said...

Oh dear, thank you Guinness for your point of view. My dogs Yogi & Buddy must feel the same as you, I guess I didn't understand the importance of adding their own signature, I'll try to be more patient with them from now on.

HanktheDog said...

Don't you wish they had a collar and leash on when they started watching TV? I'd love to give them a bit of a yank to get their eyes off the darn tube.

kellywalters said...

wondering if a cat should hang out around here..