Hey! Maddie here!
I know I haven’t written in a while, but there’s a reason for that. You see, in dog years I’m even older than my mom – so I’m just not as chatty as I used to be. It’s kinda the same with mom, although with her it’s more like she still talks all the time, but she just doesn’t have as much to say.
Please don’t tell her I said that.
I told mom the other day I was thinking about writing how nice it is to be up the hill again so we can go over to the Surrey Hill Carriage Museum for treats (I was really hinting that we hadn’t been over there in a while, but I’ve learned – as a wiser and older girl – that you have to use dog-chology when dealing with humans). I couldn’t just say, “I want to go get a treat from Miss Denise.” If I’d approached it THAT way, mom would have said, “Maddie you know you don’t need treats. At your visit the other day with Dr. Hites, he said you could stand to lose a pound or two.” BUT – if I approached it by saying I wanted to WRITE about getting a treat, mom would say, “Oh, Maddie, that’s a great idea. I’m glad you want to expand your vocabulary and use that sweet little brain of yours. Of course, we can walk over to see Miss Denise!”
See . . . . dog-chology!
First of all, let me just say that Miss Denise and I are best buds, and we have been ever since we first met many years ago. You see, Miss Denise has two doxies just like me (except they are black and tan). Their names are Scooter and Minnie. Miss Denise just LOVES doxies! And I just LOVE Miss Denise!
Next came my SECOND favorite part of going to see Miss Denise . . . . .
I kept asking Miss Denise if I could say “Giddy Up” to the horses, but she ignored me on that too. I’ve about decided Miss Denise doesn’t understand me when I talk to her. I bet she understands Scooter and Minnie though – just like mom and dad understand me! And maybe it’s best that it works that way.
By the way, mom and dad broke the news to me the other day that I’m going to be getting a new big brother. I haven’t decided how I feel about that yet, but if it will make mom happier, I know it will be fine. She sure has missed Bear, and to be honest, so have I. Even though I like getting all the attention, it sure will be nice to have someone to BLAME stuff on again!
Maddie . . . . out!