Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Dog's Life

Well, hello, everyone, it is me Dino. I know you haven't heard from me for a while, so I thought I would slap the old paws on the keyboard and type up something for Mom. She has been down the last few days - a headache, not sleeping, hurting all over. I heard her tell Dad that she thought she had Lyme's. Of course, she won't get checked for it. Dad says she is bull-headed. Her head doesn't look anything like a bull's to me.

So, what have I been up to? Not too much, sleeping all day, pacing half the night, getting Mom and Dad up early in the morning. Mom still goes for a run a couple times a week. She always takes me with, but we haven't gone as far as we used to go last year. There are a few new houses on our road and she doesn't like running past them because their dogs or their people are usually in the yard. We usually end up running on the highway. where there aren't many houses, there aren't any trees and a lot of cars go by. But the highway is wide enough that the cars don't even get close to us. So that is good.

Oh, one other thing that I have been thinking about. Do you all know how to pronounce my name? Coz sometimes I have heard it said so that it sounds like you are about to say "dynomite". Which would be ok if you were that skinny black guy from that old TV show. (Once in a while they let me watch TV Land.) And also since my name is short for dinosaur because it comes from the TV show The Flintstones (Mom and Dad used to watch way too much TV), where their pet dog was a a dinosaur. But really my name sounds like Beano. I know, it's weird, but that's how it is and that's my name.

Oh, one other thing, I went to the vet last week. Mom said I was really naughty. I don't know, there are just too many things to smell at the vet's office and then two labs came in and all I wanted to do was be friends. Honest. I wasn't trying to be naughty. But the vet did give Mom treats to give me once a month to keep off the fleas and ticks. She told them how much I hated the smelly stuff she used to put on my back. And this year she bought a collar but it wasn't kept off any ticks coz Mom pulled off five of them just while we were waiting for the vet. I hope the treats work better. If Mom does have Lyme's I sure don't want to get it.

I't's a rough life. But I hope everything is going well for all of you.

1 comment:

ellenparkerwrites said...

Thanks for clarifying your name.
Stay safe running along the highway.