Issue XXIII – “Halloween & Football”
Is everyone sick of leftover candy yet? I hope your Halloween was as good as mine! If I said I didn’t have a great time, I’d be “lion” to you! I hope you saw the prank that my mom and I pulled on everyone. I pretended to be a lion that had escaped from the zoo and tried to break into Sheridan Animal Hospital. When mom sent the story to my grandma, she fell for it hook, line and sinker. She even told a bunch of strangers in an elevator! They must have thought that she was dressed as a crazy person for Halloween.
The only thing that was a little scary for me was that there were a bunch of witches, goblins and ghouls of all shapes and sizes coming to my door and yelling “trick or treat!” Well, the only tricks I know are “shake,” “heel,” and balancing a cookie on my nose, and my idea of a good treat is a dog biscuit. These kids were getting “candy,” but mom wouldn’t let me have any. She said that chocolate isn’t good for dogs. I think I’d be fine, but I guess she knows best.
It sure is getting cold outside! There is frost on the ground in the mornings now. It sure makes my first bathroom break of the day a real wake up call. It is definitely good football weather. I am definitely starting to enjoy this “football” that mom and dad like so much. Not only does dad play catch with me in the yard (well, more like he throws the ball and I run and get it), but I get so excited when mom and dad yell at the TV during the games. I start barking too! I was pretty mad when the Bills lost to the Jaguars – I can’t believe they lost to a bunch of cats! My friend Liana gave me a cool Bills bow tie to wear on game days, and I love it. People yell “Go Bills!” at me when I stick my head out of the window. I definitely need to meet this “Rex” guy; he sounds like a fun dog to play with. Surely it can’t be a person…
I’m still going to my classes every week. I am getting really good at coming when I’m called, lining up with mom or dad when they tell me to, and taking things in my mouth on command. I even do some jumping, which is pretty impressive considering my size! I may be a big guy, but I can still move. Maybe I should try playing for the Bills. I bet they wouldn’t mind if I carried the ball in my mouth.
Well, that’s about it for this edition. With all the sugar from Halloween, I better brush up on my facts about diabetes.