Thursday, November 03, 2011

TMT: Thankfulness edition #1

1. What are you thankful for this week? 

I'm thankful for my people, who give me food at Breakfast time and at Dinner time, since I wouldn't be very good at getting it for myself.  I'm thankful that we could move to a new house and my people gave me and the other dogs our fields.  I'm thankful for the people my people bring to our house so I can practice my kissing skills.   I'm thankful our house is warm; our sheep are happy and fat; and our dog beds are fluffy and clean.  

2. How do you deal with a squeaker/shrieker/noisy dog? 

Put him on his back and tell him to shut up.   As the boss of the house, I find that works pretty well.  I don't do it except in the most egregious cases, though.  Works on cats, too--or at least *that* cat.

3. Barbara wants to know: what would you say is ONE skill or attribute needed to be successful? 

Delicate, deliberate, well aimed kissing.

4. Pippin (that me!!) wants to know: what are your favorite games? 

I like the game where my scribe and I walk down the driveway and then I stop (since she thinks I'm too dumb to stay out of the road--but that's part of the pretend I play with her) and she walks on to get the mail.  Then, when she comes back, I run, run, run back to the house.  I also like the game in the early morning where I slither onto the bed like a snake and give tiny, tiny kisses right on the scribe's mouth.  She likes it too.  No, really.

5. What are some of your favorite strategies for dealing with winter?

I grow more fur and that helps a lot (but then it has to get brushed out in the spring).  In the winter, I'm glad I'm not a slickie, smoothie like Rafe, Kyzer and Lad.  (But for their part, they don't have to deal with ice balls sticking to the fur on their feet since they don't have any fur there)

Here are some pics of how our little farm gets ready for winter (all taken by Tansy's scribe, who has an expert eye for a good photograph):


Doniene said...

Pippin, I've missed you girl!!! Bess has asked me several times how you are doing! I'll be glad to give her the new report! Tell your scribes that the place where you live is beautiful!! Happy Fall

Unknown said...

Oh Pippin, please tell Tansy's scribe that she takes lovely photos! I can see why you and your people love your new home.

Laura Carson said...

Pippin, girl, you really are about some kissing aren't you? You'd fit in well at my house. Linc loves kisses. He said to tell you that. :)

Lovely photos - what a beautiful place. You must all love it there!

Pippin, the Gentle Pup said...

Thanks for the nice comments--we do like it here a whole lot. My scribes don't even mind their longer commute because things are so much calmer here than where we used to live.

Kristi said...

Pippin, Lou's favourite thing to do is to walk to the mail box with me. It's a whopping 150' from the front door, but it makes him deliriously happy, getting the call. It's important to find joy in the small things.

TKM said...

Hi Pippin
What a fine looking dog you are.
I hope you and your friends will enjoy the adventures of THE FLYBALL 5 which has just been published in Amazon's Kindle store.
It's the story of 5 abandonded puppies, who when they grow up, join a Flyball team.
I know this is a blatant plug for THE FLYBALL 5 but I wrote the book to encourage people to respect and be kind to dogs. Hopefully, it will also help make the great sport of Flyball even more popular too.
Good luck and thank you very much.
KJ Mansfield

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World of Animals, Inc said...

Pippin, so many wonderful things to be thankful for. Kisses from you must be the best for your humans. Thanks for sharing the beautiful post. Have a fantastic rest of your week.
World of Animals