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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

10 Years Old and Still Getting into Trouble!

Mum call this one of my "butter wouldn't melt" photos, and says that looking at me here, you wouldn't believe the trouble I've been in recently.

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may remember me mentioning a particularly bothersome coyote that stalks our neighborhood. I wrote about it here. I haven't seen too much of him this winter, that is until about a week ago. Dad took me for my first walk on that day because Mum was teaching a class and had a lot to do. Usually, when Mum takes me in the morning, we walk around the neighborhood and I'm on my leash, but Dad thought it would be nice for me to run around, so we went to the trail instead. Well, we certainly got to run around, but I think it was a bit more than Dad was expecting.

"My" coyote was up there and we spent an hour chasing each other back and forth all over the place. Dad was very mad at me and was trying to keep up, but I was even madder at that coyote. Dad got very muddy and I got very tired. Mum and Dad gave me "the talk" when we got home, and the next day I could barely walk.

Tomorrow is my birthday and I'm going to be 10 years old. Apparently, that means I'm supposed to be more dignified and not go around getting into trouble by chasing coyotes or barking at javelinas. I have been trying. Especially since Mum and Dad said they would take me on a special outing for my birthday if I was good. I'm keeping my paws crossed that I've been good enough.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Barkday!

As fur having to grow up now that woo are 10....


Keep rokhking them!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

KT and Lady said...

Ohhh, those sneaky coyotes. Lady gets very "on guard" when they come bopping through our valley neighborhood like they own the place. Usually travel in packs of 3 or 4, hunting bunnies, their favorite food. They are a little curious about the fearless Golden, but want nothing to do with Mr. Alpha. Lady knows the "sound" when she is off leash that means - "don't you dare move". So far, no incidents. Be safe Red Dog, they ain't worth it!

Miley said...

Happy Bday!!! That is the sweetest pic!!! Have a great day!!

lotsa licks,

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

you look sooooooooooooooo cute!!!!

Happy happy happy birthday sweety!!!!
Take care of you and we hope you'll have a wonderful day with your humans!!!
We wish you tons of other wonderful years with your family filled with love...joy...treats...and friends!!!!

The Bumpass Hounds said...


Our dad says that rulle clearly states that you have to "grow older" but it doesn't say nothing about having to "grow up." We expect that it's probably a good idea to be a bit cautious with coyotes; is its' name Wyle?

1000 Goldens said...

Happy Birthday, that is a wonderful picture :)


Happy Birthday! If you can be good just long enough to go on your outing then you can get back to your old tricks again after you get home!

Have a grrreat day!

Riley and Star.

Sam said...

Sam understands you frustrations about coyotes! We are bothered by many - especially around the goat pen!


nam said...

Ruby! What an adorable picture, I LOVE when dogs do that!

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Anonymous said...

Ha, ha, ha! That is hilarious! Love the pic of him snuggling with the stuffed animal!