From the furry side

Settling in with a new dog
9/13/2008 7:30:24 AM by: Elsi

Dolphin: Sometimes I wonder if my mama has any sense at all! Yes, I'll admit I was, well, a bit lonely when Lady went away. But it was nice to have Mama all to myself, and we were getting along just fine! There was no reason at all for her to show up at the door with a beagle on a leash and tell me it's my new pet! Hmph! Of course, it is a nice beagle—quiet, subservient, friendly. And I will make the best of the situation (that's one of the fine points of my kindly nature, a positive outlook). But ... I don't quite see the point! Nonetheless, since it's apparently staying, I'd better teach it to post on the blog. Sallie: This has been the most confusing week! I seem to have lost my family! They all went away, and I was in jail (big building, cage, strangers) for a while. And then a new mama came along and took me home. She's very nice, but (sometimes) I miss my old mama a lot! I try to keep my crying quiet, so I don't upset the new mama. There's more than me and Mama in this new house. There's King Dolphin. He is ... different. Not at all like a beagle! There's nothing wrong with that, of course, but still ... it's ... it's strange. He's in charge of the world, and has kindly offered to teach me all the things I'll need to know in order to get along in his house. He doesn't know much about the things I consider most important, but that's because I don't understand great things. I'm interested in the lovely, fenced yard I can play in (and chase squirrels!) ... when food is put in my dish ... whether we'll get to go walkie-ing in this new neighborhood. King Dolphin says those aren't important at all. What's important is watching for terrorists, planning to take over the universe, and seeing that everyone is in sufficient awe of him. I don't get it ... but I'm only a beagle. I'm certainly in awe of him! He knows words I've never heard before! Sometimes he stands in a doorway and won't let me through until he changes his mind. Sometimes he's nice and teaches me things, like how to blog. But he's the king, so I just need to be quiet and obey. It's a strange life here ... I hope I can learn to get along!

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9/13/2008 12:26:27 PM
   
  Welcome Sallie! And while terrorist security is important, be sure to enjoy the walkies :-) Looking forward to meeting you next summer!
   
  Hillary,  
   
 

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