Greetings, I am Copper, the DOG. I reside in the Kirkpatrick home. My favorite TV show is Heroes, since I feel that I am a hero. After all, I protect the family with my powers of cuteness and often my owners claim that I look like a stuffed animal come to life. I have chosen to take over my so-called owner’s blog today to share what life is like these days. Things are not as peachy as they might seem since the 650 mile move from Redding to Temecula.
First, the homeschooling thing must be addressed. Initially it was incredible to have my pack with me all day–minus the big guy who leaves to some place called "office" each morning. Being with my pack all day really is boring. The children are cooped up in one room all day working at computers and reading, drawing, learning and often pinching each other. I miss having the whole house to myself. Now, I must behave all day and have no time to hide my growing collection of socks.
The next thing going poorly for me is the insistence from the big guy and his female to watch a TV show call The Dog Whisperer. I absolutely love that I am going on more walks than ever. However, do I have to on a choke chain? Oh, the humanity! Or, lack of. My complaint is that I still have to sleep in my crate and get a "shhh" sound every time I want to go my own way. My owners must realize that I really think I am in charge and these efforts will prove futile.
The last thing I had to go through was a bad case of the flu where both ends were involved. Imagine, my crate, the carpet, the fact that I have long fur…wow. You get the picture. Oh yeah, it lasted for several days. The only redeeming thing was that I was for a couple days treated as well as my status should reflect. I got daily baths and fresh meat which helped me tummy heal.
That is all for now. Really, it is not a bad life. The little boy might pull my hair, and the girl in the house might squeal at my cuteness every time I enter the room, but this is a good family. I am happy to care for them and sometimes the perks make a dog’s life worth the vet bills.
Copper, the DOG