The Dog's Blog by Belle: The Dog's Blog en-us We're not toys I've been sneaking on the computer again recently when my human's not home. I've been looking on something called "Craigslist" in the "pets" section. I guess this is a place where other doggies go to adopt humans. Funny thing is, most of these ads appear to be written by people looking for pets. Seems as odd to me as having humans write their own blogs, but OK. But if these things really are written by humans instead of doggies, then I've seen a lot of something lately that bothers me: ads... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 23:13:09 -0500 Doggie stereotypes First, hello to the ladies at the Animal Care Center. They've said they miss my blogs. Second, if I may take a minute or two, I have something I'd like to write about. I guess there's this scene in a movie called "Up" where the humans meet a doggie and the doggie is distracted by a squirrel. I guess this scene is supposed to be really funny. But I disagree. It perpetuates a stereotype that dogs are easily --- Hey, human! What's that you're eating? Can I have some?... Wed, 07 Apr 2010 12:01:27 -0500 I have a sister! I guess how it happened one day was that my human's roommate called my human and asked him how to get to Columbus. She had seen a puppy on this computer thing and decided that she wanted to pick it up. A few hours later my human's roommate was back from Columbus with a brown and white puppy. She brought her home and the next thing I knew, I had a sister! Or is it step-sister? You know, since I have one human and now the roommate belonged to this pup. I wondered if the pup was old... Thu, 07 Jan 2010 02:38:38 -0600 Alpha dogs are made, not born I'm not a fan of this Michael Vick person. Why should I be? What if those dogs he had been putting into fights had been my friends? Dogs are trained how to act by humans. When dogs are vicious, it's humans who made them that way. But humans sometimes train their dogs to do bad things without realizing it. A lot of times, it's because they mistake us for little humans. I've managed to con my human into believing that I want to snuggle up to him. Actually, I'm just trying to get up on the... Thu, 03 Sep 2009 18:41:35 -0500 Why do humans run away? I was sitting at my house one day, lying on the back of my couch looking out my window when my human comes back from work. Even though he's usually not back until after midnight, he stays awake for a while, no matter how much I try to coax him to go to bed. So I take him out for a walk, hoping it will wear him down a little. Sometimes, I just walk him around in the vacant lot next door to us. Sometimes, I take him across the street to meet my neighbors, Coco and Oreo, who happened to live in... Thu, 30 Jul 2009 22:18:07 -0500 First entry: Taking my human on vacation. I got to go on vacation last week and so I got in the back seat of my car and pursuaded my human to drive anywhere he wanted to go (I know you're not supposed to let the human lead but I figured he had a better idea where he was going than I did). As it turned out, he took me to the dogs that own his parents. Chip is a dachshund-chihuahua mix and Sugar and Cookie are poodles. There was also one of those evil cats, who the humans called "Mama Kitty." I guess I was lucky I was pre-named at... Thu, 16 Jul 2009 01:06:51 -0500