We are Very Thankful!

My adopted brother Mike and I are having a great Thanksgiving today as our humans are where we like them – relaxing around the house, where we can keep track of them.

My humans were non traditional and had homemade Chicken Pot Pie for their Thanksgiving dinner (but with some cranberry sauce on the side). With our dinner, they included a little chicken and vegetables on top of our kibble.

Since it’s Thanksgiving, Mike and I thought we would share what we are thankful for (besides that we have two humans “under our paws”):

MIKE: His afghan that a very nice human picked up at a thrift shop – he loves a nap on it:


ME: My male human’s slippers – they are so cozy to nap in and I have my “Slipper Kingdom” at the edge of the sofa:

2016-11-24_12-48-15_348.jpgHope you and your humans had a good Thanksgiving!


It’s Still “All About the Ball”

I have posted about this before: how obsessed my adopted brother Mike is about his ball. If he had his way, he would play catch 24 hours a day, with a little break time for sleeping, bathroom break, and eating. He is ball-obsessed.

When my humans adopted him, he was “ball obsessed” but he only got to play ball outside, at his foster Mom’s house. When we first adopted him, we kept it to only outside ball.

Then my humans lost all sense of boundaries and let him have both “outside ball” and “inside ball”. Two years later, he has a collection of indestructible balls for the outside and the inside. There are at least 2 -3 of his ball rolling around the house at all times. They let him play ball inside, throwing the ball down the hallway for him. He has perfected catching the ball.


Mike has never been good at retrieving the ball (as in returning it to the humans). However of the past 6 months, he has perfected “throwing the ball TO the humans” so that they will play with him. His aim has gotten really good.

In addition to somehow flinging the ball with his mouth directly to the humans, I have also seem him do things such as leave the ball in their shoes, and roll it with his nose to them if they are seated on the floor.

When my female human is doing those weird movements on my yoga mat (see previous post), he likes to fling or roll the ball directly to her to bounce back to him. Endlessly. I think it has become part of her “yoga mat practice”.

Then something very funny happened today – my female human was in the room where they go to “do their business” (why can’t they just go outside like us…of course I am not picking up after them…) and she thought she had closed the door…

Well Mike busted in to throw the ball at her!

Yoga Mat Sharing

I used to enjoy have my yoga mat all to myself (my female human thinks it is hermat, just because she does some weird movements on it once a day). When my adopted brother Mike moved in, he took a liking to the mat also. Initially I was not happy about this.

We now negotiated a truce, and we now share the mat. I hope that pesky female human does not think she can also start considering this her mat too!