It's hard work, getting an imaginary cookie around this place.
Hi. This is my Valentine's Day story. I was out with my people and a huge group of high school girls spotted me. Naturally, we wanted to bond. That's just how it is with the truly beautiful. My people thought it was a good idea too. I've never had so many pets at the same time. I think I'll dream about it. What a day.
Hi. I went out to the ballpark with my people. They wanted to get tickets for a Spring Training 2017 game. As you can see, there was a lot there for me. The place was pretty empty, but for me it was filled with tempting smells and lots of exploring. I love baseball! We are Dodgers fans I think.
Hi there. I love nice stale laundry. It's as good as a pizzle stick. Love helping with the laundry!
Hi there. I thought I should show you one of my strategies. It's called the fly fake out. I think you'll agree that it's brilliantly elegant. So simple. Just take a look for yourselves. You can copy me if you want to;)
Hello there. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I stopped at the groomer after shoe shopping. So here they are, my new shoes. Don't you love them? I decided I could have beauty and utility all wrapped up into one set of shoes.
Utility points: They keep me off the very hot ground, very important in the Sonoran Desert. I can see what is coming because I'm taller, taller, taller. I can kick coyotes patoot because they are heavy. I can squash bugs before they get into my coat. Other dogs are jealous.
Beauty points: They are PINK. They have STARS. I am TALLER. Other dogs are JEALOUS.
Hi there. I'm out shopping today so I can't talk right now. I'll show you what I come up with tomorrow. Which way would YOU go? Practical or glam? Tough choice, right?
Hello and furthermore,
Here's what I like to do when the coyotes start thinking they can move in on me for a quick snack. Have a bite of this. Have a nice trip to the coyote dentist.
Hello there. I'm not Vivie's friend. I am her neighbor, but she is food for my children. I live on a hill right by her house. today, I was coming home from hunting and I saw her out for a walk with her person. The person picked her up, and I went on up the hill to my family, but it could have been different. I know she is there. I hear her and smell her when she is in her yard. I've been on the wall that surrounds the yard when she and her people are asleep. I walk the walls looking for food in yards where people aren't carful with cats and domestic dogs. I know Vivie's people are watching for me, so I won't get her. Today.
Hi, Vivie here, I know she is there. I bark and sniff the air and let my people know someone with an agenda is looking toward us. They hear me and we are careful. One of my people comes from shepherds and he knows all about these guys. She won't get me. Not today or tomorrow, not ever. This is part of life in the Sonoran Desert.
Hi there. My friend Richard just came to see me. He's from London. He came to the desert to visit with be because I'm a relative of his. A countryman anyway. I'm a Wire Fox Terrier, that's why I call this blog Vivie The Wire. Wire Fox Terriers are originally from the UK. So I have a special connection with Richard who is also a person from a cooler place having to deal with a hotter place. Anyway, he wanted to see the wildlife, so I took him out to a place where the wildlife hides our and looks at him. He thought he saw a gecko, but it was a chuckwalla. The wildlife thought he was a gecko, but I told them he was my friend. They didn't come out to meet him though. Maybe it was too hot for all that. I did a good job, didn't I?
Hi there. I bring this to you for your education. You know, so you can understand me a little better. I'm sure you'll like it. You can get it, right?
Hi there. Last week I told you that I would analyze my dreams and tell you what we dogs dream about. so at least I can tell you that there is a reason whey we run in place when we are dreaming. Above, I have captured the evidence for it. We run in place because we have to get everything that is coming at us in that spot before we can move on. If we run ahead, then we leave behind the good stuff that we can get if we run in place. That's patience, something my people are trying to teach me about. So I'm practicing in my dreams, that's how good I am. I think some people practice piano in their dreams, but that sound boring. I'd run ahead if that's all I had to dream about.
Hi there. I'm going to sleep now and I'm going to dream for you. What I mean is that I'm going to report back after I have one of my dreams. I heard my people asking each other what I could be dreaming about. I guess they see me do it, so i'm going to watch it myself and tell you what it really is next week when I talk to you again. Curious, that people like to watch me when I sleep. I must be really cure or smell good or something. At least that's what I'm telling myself.
Hi there. Today I'm talking about cleaning my people's faces. I know. It's kinda gross to most humans. But it's my way of showing love...or that's what they think. Recently, I've become aware of human food. There's my good Vivie food, but the humans have a LOT of stuff in the refrigerator that I don't get to eat. I've tried to tell them that I want it, but they can't understand me. So, I came up with a plan for smelling it anyway. I lick their faces and buy, I get a real nose full of what they've just eaten! It's great! Kind of like a stinky stick, but I have to lick instead of chew. I have to remember that. I can't make that mistake.
Hi there. I guess you can see what I'm up against. Birds. Hordes of them. They want to come into the yard. They poop and drink water and make noise. They eat all of the interesting stuff that I want to keep for my garage sales. bits of bug, tiny leaves, stuff like that. They are depleting my resources, so they can't come in. I have to keep them out. The one think that I have going for me is that I can scare them all off at once. They all fly back to the wall and so all I have to do is start at them. It's a stare down. But who cares because what else do I have to do if my people are staring down their computers and iphones. See, I learned it from them!
I sold the whole lot to a Golden Doodle for a really good stinky stick! this is great because it will stink up the whole house! I love to share with my family...a little. For those of you who don't know what a stinky stick is, you are really missing out! They are like a stick crossed with a dead animal. It's all the best in life rolled up into one tough, sinewy, lovely stick. Better than cookies. My people give me these, though not every day, and I know why: They are hoarding them for themselves. I think they get them at the store of great smells, where everything is for me.