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ERIN’S BLOG #2

LEARNING A NEW LIFE

 

MY NEW MOM CAME AND PICKED ME UP IN THIS BIG BLACK THING WITH ROUND THINGS UNDER IT.  I SOON LEARNED THAT THIS WAS HER CAR AND IT CARRIED US ALL OVER THE PLACE.  I LIKED RIDING IN IT.  I SAT RIGHT BEHIND HER SO I COULD SEE WHERE WE WERE GOING, “AS IF I KNEW THE WAY HOME, DUH.”

HOME FOR ME WAS THIS BIG HOUSE IN COVINGTON WHERE I COULD ROMP AND PLAY.  MY OUTSIDE AREA WAS SO BIG AND THERE WAS THIS LADY IN THE BIG HOUSE NEXT DOOR, HER NAME WAS SHIRLEY AND SHE REALLY LIKED ME.  SHE WOULD COME TO THE FENCE AND TALK TO ME AND PET ME.  I REMEMBER ONE TIME, MOM LET ME OUT THE BACK DOOR AND I WAS STARTING TO RUN IN THE GRASS.  I NOTICED THAT THERE WAS A STRANGER IN SHIRLEY’S BACK YARD AND I JUST KNEW THEY WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THERE, SO I CHARGED THE FENCE AND BARKED AND GROWLED IN A VERY AGGRESSIVE MANNER, BUT THE STRANGER DID NOT MOVE.  SHIRLEY CAME AROUND THE STRANGER AND MY MOM AND HER WERE LAUGHING SO HARD.  OK SO YOU ARE THINKING, WHO WAS THE STRANGER??  WELL COME TO FIND OUT SHIRLEY WAS HANGING OUT HER WASH ON THE LINE AND YES YOU GUESSED IT, I WAS BENT ON PROTECTING THE NEIGHBOR LADY FROM HER LAUNDRY.  I WAS PROUD OF MYSELF, CIRCLING AROUND THE YARD LIKE I OWNED THE PLACE.  WELL I DID OWN IT. IT WAS MY YARD.  I JUST KNEW I HAD PROTECTED HER FROM A DEADLY PAIR OF WASHED PANTS. I WAS THE HERO, I PROTECTED SHIRLEY.

MOM WOULD LEAVE IN THE MORNING AND I WOULD HAVE THE WHOLE PLACE TO MYSELF.  SHE HAD THIS BIG LONG BROWN THING THAT I WAS NOT ALLOWED ON.

SO, WHO WOULD SEE ME IF I GOT ON THIS BROWN THING WHEN NO ONE WAS HERE.  IT WAS SO COMFORTABLE, AND I COULD SLEEP ON IT AND NO ONE WOULD KNOW.  THEN AS THE DAY GOT LONGER AND I GOT BORED, I FOUND THESE LARGE SQUARE THINGS WITH A LOT OF PAGES IN IT ….. DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG IT TAKES TO SHRED A CATALOG?  WELL, LET ME TELL YOU I AM VERY FAST.  MOM SAYS FASTER THAN AN ELECTRIC SHREDDER.  MAIL, CATALOGS, OR NEWSPAPER. 

I AM THE MASTER.    LATER TATERS TILL THE NEXT EPISODE.    

    

 

 

ERIN RAINA BROWN

BORN DECEMBER 16TH, 2013

MY PARENTS ARE CHAMPION AGILITY DOGS, WITH MANY BLUE RIBBONS AND TROPHIES.  THEY LIVE WITH THEIR OWNERS IN HUBER HEIGHTS.  I ON THE OTHER HAND, FOR ME, I HAVE NO DESIRE TO JUMP HURDLES OR CLIMB UP STEPS OR RUN THROUGH TUNNELS.  IT LOOKS FUN BUT THAT’S ALL IT LOOKS IS FUN.  

MY FIRST THREE AND A HALF YEARS OF MY LIFE I LIVED AT TOWN AND COUNTRY ANIMAL CLINIC, DR. DAVE KOCHER OFFICE IN HUBER HEIGHTS.  I WAS THE PICK OF THE LITTER WHEN I WAS BORN AND WAS TAKEN TO DR. KOCHER’S HOUSE TO LIVE WITH THESE GREAT BIG GOLDEN RETRIEVERS AND MY FUR MOTHER.  THEY WERE VERY SMART BIG DOGS AND THEY DID ALL KINDS OF STUFF IN THE BACK YARD.  THEY WENT UP LADDERS, CRAWLED THROUGH THESE BIG TUNNELS AND WALKED ACROSS NARROW BOARDS AND WIGGLED THROUGH ALL OF THESE STAND-UP POLES AND JUMPED HURDLES.  “WHEW,” THAT TIRED ME OUT JUST WATCHING THEM.  I WAS JUST A LITTLE FUR BALL AT THAT TIME.  THEY HAD TOO MANY GOLDEN RETRIEVERS AT THEIR HOUSE (5).  DR. KOCHER’S WIFE IS AN AGILITY JUDGE FOR DOGS SO SHE WAS GONE A LOT.  I GOT TO STAY WITH THE STAFF AT THE OFFICE AND THEY PLAYED WITH ME EVERYDAY.  I REALLY LIKED PLAYING BALL.   THEY PLAYED WITH ME A LOT BUT IT GOT VERY LONESOME IN THE KENNELS I WANTED A FOREVER HOME.

ONE DAY I HAD A VISITOR, SHE CAME TO SEE JUST ME.  WE PLAYED IN THE EXERCISE AREA FOR A LONG TIME.  THEN SHE LEFT.  A FEW DAYS LATER SHE WAS BACK AGAIN AND WE PLAYED MORE BALL AND JUST RAN AND HUGGED.  I KINDA LIKED THIS LADY.  I GOT TO THE POINT I WAS LOOKING FOR HER EVERYDAY.  THIS WENT ON FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.  THEN ONE DAY I WAS PUT IN THE TUB AND SCRUBBED UP AND CLIPPED AND THE LADY, ANGIE KEPT TELLING ME THAT MY NEW MOM WAS COMING TO GET ME TODAY AND I NEEDED TO LOOK PRETTY.  SHE EVEN TOOK A PICTURE OF ME ALL WET AND SENT IT TO MY NEW MOM SAYING, “I AM GETTING READY FOR YOU TO COME PICK ME UP.”  THAT WAS THE START OF MY NEW LIFE WITH MY NEW MOM.  

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