Saving a Life — Cheap Avocados, Annoying Dogs, and Following Your Bliss

Just a quick note this morning to all of my friends and fans who have been missing me so badly.  The humans took me on another one of those road trips.  This one was a month long and we went over 8500 miles.  Oh yeah, you’ll hear more about that later.

But what I want to share this morning is about what happened yesterday.  Speedbump (as I unaffectionately refer to him because he is always in my way) went out yesterday morning to do some errands.  Let me just mention that he is a compulsive grocery shopper.  Both humans usually leave the house together, but yesterday Speedbump went out and did his own bopping around and left Mama here for me to play with.  One of his big thrills is finding cheap avocados at this certain store.  So after doing some other shopping at other places for other odds and ends, off he went in search of the avocados.  His mission was a success and he took his bag full of cheap avocados out to the car.

What he discovered in the parking lot was one of those little dog creatures going nuts in a pick-up truck next to his parked car.  Maybe I haven’t explained that Speedbump is a dog guy.  He lets his dog, Dusty, sleep in the middle of the bed.  That is my spot.  Silly man.  So anyway, Speedbump had to go see what was up with this dog that was freaking out in the truck next to him.  What he found was a man slumped over the steering wheel and this dog barking and pawing trying to rouse him.  Yikes!

Speedbump called 911 and the paramedics were there almost instantly.  Turns out this man had fallen into a diabetic coma.  The paramedics quickly revived the man and he was fine. Turns out this dog was the man’s service dog, trained to alert him when his blood sugar gets low.

Hmm, I guess there is a use for annoying barking creatures after all.

So…I think the moral of the story is do what makes you happy and you will be in the flow of Life.  So go lie in the sunshine or go shopping or bark a lot.  Whatever works for you…


I’m Back: I Found My Voice and Mama Found the Camera!

I am back!

Having silently endured a few weeks of travel and torture, I’ve decided that is it!  No more quietly ‘going with the flow’ and all that crap.  I want my forts, I want my caves, I want my hideouts, I want to run laps and leap up doorjambs, I want my breakfast served on time, dagnabbit!  I tried waiting patiently and silently this morning, as I have for weeks, but I just couldn’t take it any longer.  It is against my true nature.  I know what I want and I know when I want it!

I like my breakfast at 7 and my dinner at 6, thank you.  Don’t lie there with your eyes closed when it is time to feed me!  No, no, no.  I finally had to stand on Mama’s chest and scream, “Enough of this crap!  Open your eyes!  Get up!  Go fetch me foooooood!  Now!”.  Then I ran around the room repeating my demand.  She complied.  Sometimes her brain works.

Jha in window

Well, we’ve been in the same spot for a week and a half now.  I guess I can deal with it.  My room has three windows and three doorjambs.  Outside of my door is a great big room full of windows.  I have started zooming out of my room as soon as the door opens so I can explore this big room.

looking out my door

looking out my door into the sunroom

definitely not a wildebeest

But sometimes this room is populated by large furry beasts.  They don’t smell tasty.  They aren’t even ungulates.  Where are all the wildebeest?!?  I want wildebeest!

the smelly beasts leaving

The smelly beasts are leaving the sunroom. My plan of intimidation and domination is working.



My Turtle Friend

My human took me outside yesterday, but held me tight in her arms so I couldn’t jump free.  She doesn’t let me walk around anymore since I discovered I could hide under the shed until she loses patience and goes inside.  Then I can ever so stealthily sneak under a part of the fence and be free to roam the side yard and even the front yard.  But one day when I was sniffing the side yard, some yappy creatures came running right at me from across the road so I bolted back under my fence but the yappies squeezed under the fence too so I ran far under the shed and they couldn’t follow me there but I heard my human scrambling around and then being loud at the yappies and then louder at their humans and made them all go away.  So finally, after everything was quiet for awhile, I came out from my un-followable spot to get a treat my human had brought out by the shed.  But she snatched me up and made me eat the treat inside.  She hasn’t let me do any exploring since then.

But anyhow…back to this morning.  We were out back getting some sunshine on our faces when we heard a rustling back in the bushes.  We watched as our friend Turtle appeared.  I haven’t seen him in a very long time.  There is actually more than one Turtle that used to come around and visit.  Maybe it is visiting season again.

My human couldn’t get a picture because she had her arms full of me.  But she’s got some pictures from previous visits we can show you.

My Friend, Turtle One

My First Meeting with Turtle One

Turtle One Really Likes Watermelon

I’m glad my human doesn’t put poisons out on the plants or bugs so my friends can come hang out.  Oh, that reminds me of the armadillo…

Well I’ll save that for tomorrow, I guess.