Please excuse my lack of posting yesterday. I was busy enjoying a kong.
I’ve trained mom really well, I get a kong almost every night. I even did Boney a favor because mom felt bad that I always get kongs so she got him one too! Mom fills my kongs with lots of different things and then freezes them. She uses peanut butter, smooshed bananas, apples, chicken, carrots, and chicken broth. The peanut butter, apple and banana ones are my favorite, but mom says I make a big mess with them. I have a special blanket that I’m supposed to eat on and I do a pretty good job of staying on it, but sometimes it gets on the rug. When mom forgets that it’s kong time, I just have to pick up my blanket and bring it to her to remind her. She calls my kong time her quiet time. Sometimes I don’t really need a kong, but I can tell mom needs some quiet time, so I go ahead and request one. That’s the nice thing to do right? I’m selfless like that.
Do you get kongs? What are your favorite fillings?
While mom’s away, the boys will play…right? Well, I hope not! I’m hoping that while mom is away on business, dad will just sit down on the couch and let me sit in his lap. I’m sure he’s going to be tried since he’ll be getting up early with us every day. And I’m sure that Moby will demand at least a couple walks, but I hope I get to go along for those too! I mean, I am the older brother, so I should get to choose what we do without mom here, right? Breakfast, naps on couch, dinner, naps on couch, bedtime, repeat. Sounds pretty good to me!
One of my favorite things about Moby is his love of snuggling. He loves to snuggle so much that he doesn’t care who he’s snuggling with! He’ll snuggle with me, dad, Boney, grandma, his sitters…anyone that will let him!
He is a master snuggler at night. When I go to be early, he’s the first one to jump in bed with me and will get in the “spooning” position right up next to me. Often times in the middle of the night, I will have to ask him to move over because he keeps getting closer and closer and eventually pushes me to the edge of the bed.
A while back, mom and dad were in search of the perfect tug. One that I couldn’t tear to shreds instantly, one that didn’t have oodles of strings for me to leave all over the house and most importantly, one that would make playing tug with me easier.
Many readers wrote in with suggestions and I got 3 new tugs that same week!! Of all of the tugs that mom and dad got me, the Kong Ballastic is my favorite. When we play with it, I don’t usually get to keep it after we are done tugging, because I’ve tried to shred it (but have so far, been unable to do). Well I guess yesterday was special, because I didn’t want to stop playing, but it was time for a walk. So, mom let me take the tug on the walk with us! Dad said I looked silly and that they’d end up carrying it for me by the end of the walk. Mom knew better! I carried the tug the whole walk and then when we got home mom had to put it up because I didn’t want to share with Boney.
Do you have any toys you like to take on walks with you?
I think I have a pretty good life. I have a big brother who, despite being young and annoying, will always have my back if needed. My mom takes me for walks whenever I want to go. Dad lends his lap to me every night.
Sometimes mom takes me for rides in the car. They usually lead to my Aunt Betsy for a nail trim and/or bath, but sometimes that means that I get a surprise visit from Uncle Swen (I LOVE Uncle Swen). Other car rides lead to the treat store, mom’s workplace or my favorite place, Grandma’s.
I get breakfast first thing in the morning and when mom gets home from work at night. I get treats whenever Moby gets back from a walk. Sometimes Moby lets me clean up after his Kong Wobbler dinner (he can’t get in the small spots where kibble ends up).
I have a pretty good life. Sometimes I am sad to hear that my siblings didn’t always have it as good as I have – dad got me when I was just a baby. He met my parents and everything (I’m from Rincon, GA). I had a good home then, but I’m really glad that dad picked me. Or maybe I picked him. Either way, I’m happy!
This weekend was full of relaxing! Mom finally figured out that I like it better when she lays on the couch with me instead of the blue chair. The blue chair is nice and I really like to snuggle, but I can’t stretch all the way out. Plus – if she sits on the couch, I can snuggle with her AND dad AND Boney at the same time!
Anyway, I had a great weekend full of walks, playing, kongs and extra treats! All of that required extra napping! I hope you had a great weekend as well!
Sometimes I wish I had a long tail like Brutus, Dixie or Moby. But then I think about how I’ve never hurt anyone with my tail. I’ve never knocked things off the shelf. I’ve never got it caught in a door. Short curly tails are not only cute, they are safer!
I will further say that nubs are also nice, but I really believe that short and curly is the way to go. I mean, just look at how adorable that little pig tail is! No wonder people find it so hard to resist me! It’s like a magic wand that casts a spell – I magically appear in laps, get treats whenever requested, get carried when I’m too tired to walk, I even get lifted onto the bed! No more longing for the long wispy tail of my siblings – mine is just right!