Thursday, February 23, 2012

Squeaky Toys On TV

Sometimes my human makes me and Shasta watch these things on TV that are called debates.  Last night while we were watching, she was on her computer and phone chatting with other humans.  Every so often she would giggle at something she read or heard.  There were other times when she had what she calls her ‘Joe Wilson’ moments.  That’s when she yells really loud at the person on the TV…”YOU LIE!!!”  
The real problem came when she got up early to watch the replay of the show.  See there was this guy that looked like Mr. Magoo and he had something on his eyes that looked like fuzzy squeaky toys to me.  Well, every single time I would put my paws on the TV and try to play with those things that looked like the ‘dryer lint’ from the other night, Candi would tell me to stop and make me get down.  I just wanted to play with the squeaky toys on the guys head. 
Then Shasta would growl at the TV every so often and she would tell Shasta to be quiet.  I don’t think that’s very nice.  We just wanted to play with the funny men on the TV.
So I’m just asking for someone to tell my human that she should let us play with the funny politics people.  They have cool squeaky toys and ‘dryer lint’ on their faces.  Please help me out and ask her to let us.  I know she will if you other humans tell her she should.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Squeaky Chew Toy Attacks My Sister

Last night my big sister, Shasta, was unfairly attacked by what I thought was a squeaky chew toy.  It was not.  It was a smaller dog and Candi says that is has a disease called “little dog syndrome”.  No matter what it was, it had no right to attack my sister!
We had been outside for a walk and to do the stuff that Candi won’t let us do in the house.  We weren’t making any noise or barking…nothing.  But when we started to go back in, this little thing that made noise like my toys came running up to us and jumped on my sister.  I promise I thought it was one of my toys.  Candi and Shasta said, “that is ‘dryer lint’ pretending to be a dog”.  Anyway, I couldn’t let it bite my sister.  Only I get to do that!  So…I barked and jumped on it and scared it away.
The bad part was that Candi got hurt because we got her tangled in those leash things she makes us wear.  We had to walk really slow back inside and she was crying.  We stayed really close to her because Shasta said it made her feel better.  But man was she mad! REALLY mad!
Shasta told me that it was really the fault of that human that was with the squeaky chew toy.  She said that Candi is teaching us manners and how to be nice when she plays with us because we don’t want other humans not to like us.  I thought we were just playing.  Anyway, Shasta says that if other humans spent that much time with their playmates things like that wouldn’t happen.  Candi says that humans need to teach their pack mates manners. 
I only have one question.  I want to know why Candi wouldn’t let me chew on the “dryer lint”, as Shasta calls it, last night.  Would y’all mind suggesting to her that she let me chew on it next time?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Getting In Trouble For Gossip

Repeating something that isn't true is a bad thing.  I found this out this past week.  I told my human something that I heard from another puppy and she asked me how I knew it was true.  All I could say was that I heard it from my friend and that's how I knew.  After explaining to me why I should never repeat something I didn't know for sure, she put me in timeout for gossiping.  She told me she wouldn't tolerate that kind of thing in her home.

Shasta explained to me that gossip does two things.  One, it can cause people to react in bad ways.  And two, it makes you look silly because you didn't take time to check it out and make sure it was true before passing it on.  I think I understand now that it's a trust thing.

According to Shasta, my human went through this sort of thing last week when someone on Facebook posted a story that wasn't true.  A lot of people re-shared what this woman posted as fact when it wasn't.  Candi said that a lot of the people who saw it would assume it was true and decide to just sit back and stop paying attention to the issue.  She also said it was very harmful to the politics movement the woman is supposedly a part of.

I'm wondering why nobody put her in a timeout for gossiping?  Why does she get to do things like that while claiming she only post information she has checked out herself?  Shasta told me that Candi did tell her she needed to apologize to all those people and post the real story, but that as of today...she hasn't.  I got in trouble for just repeating something to one person, but she repeated a lie to thousands of people.  I just don't understand how people like that get away with that behavior when I can't!!!!

I'm not allowed to say the woman's name out loud, but her initials are J.M.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Do They Really Do Stuff Like That?

Last night my human blamed me for not being able to find her wallet.  I admit that I like to hide things from her, but I was really not guilty this time.  As a result of her not being able to find this thing she said she had to have, she had to stay home with me and Shasta.  She decided she would try and relax to see if she could remember where it might have been lost.  We watched a movie.  She said I could learn something about corruption and human nature.  I didn’t!

The movie was “Runaway Jury” and it was about a jury that was being tricked into voting a certain way.  You had one really bad guy, one bad guy and one good guy.  But it turned out that the one bad guy, not the really bad one, wasn’t so bad.  I don’t understand.

“Patton,” Candi said, “what you have to understand is that the really bad guy has been paid to put a group of people together that he can manipulate into thinking a certain way.”

OK…still don’t get it.  I know I’m just a puppy, but I think that these people were just too scared to do the right thing.  The really bad guy was sending his bad people to tell the good people things that I didn’t understand.  Candi said it had to do with secrets.  Shasta said it had to do with money. 

Candi said the movie was a really good example of just one of the things wrong with society today.  Shasta said it was a lot like how those politics and news people do things.  They get people’s secrets and use them.  I’m totally confused now.  I don’t understand why the people we are supposed to trust do things like that.

I’m not real sure I want to grow up if this is the way humans do things.  Can anyone tell me if Shasta and Candi are right?  Do politic humans and news humans really do stuff like that?  I sure hope someone can help me figure this all out soon.