Christmas is coming fast! It's just 2 more weeks away! I received 6 more cards in the mail today. Now I have 26 all together. Lizzy finally just started hanging them up on the wall in our room. Speaking of cards, I still have about 10 more I need Lizzy to make and mail. She's taking forever! Some of you might get some late cards...
Today the mailman was wondering why I get so much mail these days. He said I get more than he does! I think he's quite scared. Some of you have been wondering what's going on between the mailman and I... Well, it all started a few years ago. I can't believe we've had the same mailman for so long! But anyway, you know how we all like to bark at any strange (Or even non-strange!) people that come to our door? Well, when Lizzy and I were in the front yard one day, I saw the mailman come into our yard with the mail, and I ran to him and barked at him. I'd never bite him, though. I just like to bark at people. And it's especially fun when they're people that are scared of dogs. It freaks them out when I bark! He he. But anyway, this mailman is the scaredest of dogs guy you'll ever meet. I always keep a few feet away from people who are scared of me, but this mailman was so scared that he got out the pepper spray and starting spraying at me! I don't even know what pepper spray is, but Lizzy gasped when she realized what it was, and I can tell she doesn't like it. So, while he sprayed at me, I still barked and dodged back in forth. I missed every single spray, he he! But in the middle of the game, Lizzy grabbed my collar and dragged me away. A few days later, I was outside with Lizzy again. The mailman came into our yard, and I decided to play the game again! So I barked at him, and he sprayed at me, and missed every time. But do you know what's really funny? He dances! When I bark at him and he sprays, he also kinda jumps up and down and kicks out towards me, doing this funny kind of jig. Lizzy said he was trying to kick me without getting too close to me, 'cause he was afraid I would bite him. What?! I thought we were playing a game! Kicking in a game isn't fair! The next day the mailman didn't come at all. Someone else came and gave us a letter that said something about us not getting any mail for a month, and I would have to stay inside all day every day, and due to many serious injuries from myself to the mailman, he would be allowed to sue us if I bite him one more time. Now that, is one scaredy-cat. The mailman, that is. I didn't even touch him! In fact, the guy who delivered the letter saying all this wanted to see me, and I gave him lots of extra kisses because he was a nice mailman. He doesn't think I would bite anyone. Anyway, the years went by, and we found out that it's not only me the mailman is scared of. He hates every dog in the neighborhood! We've met tons of people who were upset with this mailman, 'cause he wouldn't deliver their mail because he thought their dogs were "vicious". Just this last summer, I was playing with the Maltese neighbor, Keda. We saw the mailman and ran up and barked at him, and he did his little jig again, trying to kick both of us at once. Keda's family got in trouble the next day. I kinda felt bad for leading her into the mailman game. Well, now that I've been getting all these letters and cards from you all, I think the mailman might have a heart attack! I was thinking, maybe all the neighborhood dogs and I should make a Christmas card for him with all our pictures on it, and say, "From your most favorite dogs, Sparky and the neighborhood pooches". I'd give anything to see the expression on his face.
Well, enough of all the mailman talk. I was awarded this golden rose by Amber! Thank you Amber!
I think I will now give it to two of the most beautiful dogs in the world, Tasha and Eva!
Today we went for a walk up the hill to the pond again. It snowed a tiny bit yesterday, it's just barely noticeable. The pond is completely frozen over now, and you wouldn't believe how much fun I had chasing after my ball across the pond! It sure is slippery! At least I'm getting in lots of practice for Butchy and Snicker's ice skating pond party!
They other day something horrible happened. Lizzy was taking me for a walk, and I stopped to check my pee mail on a pole. Lizzy pulled on my leash and jerked me away, saying, "Come on Sparky, keep going!" I thought, Hey, Lizzy! What do you think you're doing? Then I had a horrible thought. Do you think you OWN ME?! I just couldn't believe it. What are these humans thinking these days?! They're silly creatures, I tell you!