Being Accessible

Just a quick post today. Many times I wonder why my humans are not constantly petting me, scratching my neck, kissing my head and showing me other forms of affection. After all, I am very cute and lovable. I thought perhaps it has to do with “accessibility”. I happen to be around 16 inches tall and they are around 72 inches tall – quite a height difference. Maybe it is too much (or they are too lazy) to always bend down to touch me. So I have come up with a way to make myself more accessible and make it more obvious that I am in need of some affection (and remind them how terrible cute I am) – I elevate myself to a higher vantage point so they can reach me!

I have taken to getting up on the arm of the sofa when they come near so they can easily access me. This seems to be working well so far plus it makes my humans coo over the cuteness of me getting up on the sofa. I continue to keep them wrapped around my paw!

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I Love Bed

I am trying to post more often as I know there must be many humans who want to know what I am up to – maybe they are even reading my blog to the fur-people (dogs, or…ick…cats) that live with them. I do realize not all dogs can write or read like I can. Not sure I have discussed this before but love bedI enjoy napping in various places (refer to my post “11/4/13 – NAPPING” to learn more about how I have mastered the nap), but I am not talking about napping – I am talking about B-E-D, bed. I love going to bed: I wait all day until it is bedtime and I can get my additional 7-8 hours sleep to enhance the other 6-10 hours I already had during the day.

When I first moved in with my humans (when I “rescued” them) I discovered they liked to stay up pretty late (past 9 pm). They did not understand that I have my BEDTIME. So what I had to do, and I hope they did not think I was too rude, was just get up from the living room and go to bed by myself. They would start laughing and saying: “well we seem to be staying up past Sassy’s bedtime”. I would glare at them and then walk off to the bedroom waiting for them to follow me AND many time they would not! They would even stay up an extra hour past when I went to bed. After a couple of weeks of this, I finally adapted to their schedule and now I stay in the same room with them until they are ready to go to bed. I am not saying I stay awake: usually my loud snoring (a subtle hint) on the sofa interrupts their TV show, but that is their issue.

I do not understand why anyone would delay going to bed – I love bed!

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Riding Around

I cannot believe nearly 2 months has passed since my last post. I blame my humans – they have kept me very busy managing them (taking away from my time for blogging). When I am not managing them, then I am of course napping. Perhaps if I cut down on my napping I can find more time for my blog. Maybe.

My humans and I have been on a lot of road trips lately by car and by bike. At the end of this post is a photo of one of my bike trips with my humans – they bike me around in my backpack. Biking around in my backpack is nearly as good as riding around in a car with my head out the window (with those ridiculous safety guards in place blocking my full enjoyment of “getting air” – see my previous post). For some reason, my humans cannot pedal their bike as fast as they drive their car (perhaps they should work out more) and so I do not get as intense “air” as I do out the car window.

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As far as road trips in the car, we did in July go to Portland to see a potential new rescued miniature schnauzer brother for me. He had been surrendered by his family due to behavior issues. His human foster mom  who was keeping him until he was adopted was really nice, but unfortunately he and I did not get along. Nor did he get along with my humans. So sadly we had to leave him in his foster home and we hope a very special person/family adopts him. I was pretty happy he did not come home with us but my humans were kind of sad.  They have been playing with the idea of maybe getting a miniature schnauzer or even a STANDARD schnauzer puppy. They are keeping their hearts and minds open to the possibility though of another rescued mini schnauzer (I mean they hit the lottery when they rescued me but maybe there is another semi decent dog needing a home out there…).

In the meantime I will keep faithfully managing them and letting them bike and ride me around.