Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Real Green Dog

Hello every dog! Sorry I haven't been able to update or visit your blogs much for the last few days. We've been having internet troubles, but it's all fixed now!

Before I get on to the green dog story, I'll just tell you a little about the fun I had at the park the other day...

My humans threw my ball for me over and over again, so I had a blast chasing after it! You can tell how much I enjoyed running by the smile on my face, hee hee.

Once I get the ball, I come running back so my humans can throw it for me again.

The best way to cool off after playing a game of ball is to jump in the pond. Once I'm up to my belly in the water, all I have to do is open my mouth so the water will pour in. That way I don't have to do the work to lap up the water!

Now look at this goose I found at the pond... He is one weird goose! He thinks he's a dog, see? He's scratching himself just like us dogs do!

I decided to get a little closer to him... You know, just in case he is a dog, I just want to say hello, right? But this was the scary part... I realized he wasn't a dog, but he was a CAT! He hissed at me! And let me tell ya, that goose/dog/cat has a very scary hiss! I decided if he's gonna be that grumpy, I'd better leave him alone.

Meanwhile, Keda just sunbathed. She came to the park too, but she's wasn't allowed off the leash. She tends to get a little, um... what's the word...? "Vicious" is what the mailman says. She doesn't really like men and big dogs for some reason.

After I finished drinking up the pond, I hopped out and was ready for another game of ball!

Now, let me tell you what happened yesterday...

Keda and I were both in the backyard while my human Lizzy was experimenting with her camera, taking pictures of flowers. While she did that, Keda and I hopped into the garden and trampled all the beautiful plants as we grazed like cows. Mmmm, yummy flowers. My human Lizzy continued taking pictures of different flowers while we grazed.

Eventually, I noticed Keda wasn't grazing beside me anymore. I didn't think much of it at the time, I just thought she strolled into the next garden to start devouring the plants there, too. So I continued grazing in my own garden...

But then! There was this smell! Oh, it was a heavenly, glorious smell! Where was it? What did it come from? Man, let me tell ya, I have never smelled anything so good in my life!

My human Lizzy stopped fiddling with her camera, her nose scrunched up, and said, "Ooooh, what is that AWFUL smell?!"

Okay, so we dogs and humans think quite differently, but I think that smell was wonderful. Anyway, we both searched for that awful/wonderful smell, and then I saw it! In the corner of the yard, a very green head poked out of a pile of, well... I'm not sure if you want to know what the pile consisted of, but I'll tell you... It was grass, mold, and poop. And right away when I saw the green head poke out of the grass, mold, and poop, I knew it was Keda! Man, did she ever know where the best perfume was to roll in!

Right away Lizzy called her out, and she came trotting over looking very pleased with herself. She was a green dog. And she smelled wonderful. I don't think she could have had a prouder moment.

Though Lizzy was just about ready to put a clothes pin on her nose, she decided she might as well take some pictures to show Keda's humans when they come back.

Don't you think she looks lovely? The green flower pinned in her hair really matches her new green fur.

Unfortunately, this led to...

...this. Keda was not very happy.

Oh well. At least she got to be green for a few minutes! I don't think she thinks it was worth it now, though. She had the longest bath ever. Poor girl.


Lola Smiles said...

What's wrong with a little face painting!? I do it all the time. Drives my mom crazy too but you guys seem to have the really good stuff. Jealous I am!

Sparky: you always have the best facial expressions in photos. My mom just loves them! :)

JB's Big World said...

Hi Sparky,
Thanks for coming by my blog. I am sure you won't ruin your reputation knowing me and being my friend. I have lots and lots of doggie friends and I even posted about them in my post for today you will see!
You look like you had a great time, and with Keda too. I don't think I would have like to roll around in the green goo and poop, but my sister PooPoo would have!
Glad to know you. I will add you to my links too....you have some funny posts!

JB's Big World said...

Oh, and that looks like a Canada Goose. I posted about them a while back. I did not know they hiss though!! That is crazy. I don't hiss at all, but my sister PooPoo does...all the time.

Jeannie & Jewel said...

aaawwww bless her - Keda is so sweet. btw, great to have you back :)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
Sure you and Keda are having a great time... she more than you!
That goose sure is fun acting like a dog!
Kisses and hugs

Toffee said...

My mom said that she could smell Keda's "green-ness" over the computer! I agree, Keda smelled just beautiful - I wish that I could roll around in some of that stuff too!

your pal,

4xBs said...

oh dogness, Sparky, you & Keda were having some major fun. Keda is not a sissy dog at all. she really knows how to enjoy life. what a smart girl.

you were having a lot of fun too, chasing your ball and playing in the water. that goose/dog/cat/monster looked pretty big and mean though, so it's a good thing you left him alone.

you should be nice to your mailman so he will deliver your package to you. our mom put it in the mail on Monday evening, so we hope it won't take too long to get to you. it's full of surprises and fun! we think you will like it!


Amber-Mae said...

Woooh, look at Keda! Very green & stinky. That is what we dogs should look like & smell!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Willow the Black Dale said...

Oh Sparky....tell the truth. You distracted Lizzy so Keda could sneak off to that beautiful smelling pile of green!!! But what you didn't tell her was about the smelly BATH she was in for!!! Yikes. Is she happier now? I liked the green, we saw nothing wrong with it!
Willow & Pilar

happy said...

We all ought to be more like Keda, going green for the love of our mother earth.

Pacco de Mongrel said...

yucks.. that was gross..

but i know keda sure enjoyed rolling on it

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Poor Keda.. but at least she did get to have some fun

~ Girl girl

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Oh my crap Sparky! How did you learn to run so fast! You look like you could just take off like and airplane!

Go Sparky Go!!! Your friend did not look happy for a bath...I don't blame her one bit!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Simba said...

A great day ruined by the dreaded bath. Looks like you had really good fun.

Simba xx

Sophie Brador said...

Sparkeroni Macaroni! I'm always so jealous of your ball chasing, pond dipping, goose spitting jaunts. Well, maybe not the goose part. And now Keda and the poo mold pile? It's like you live in heaven or something, except for the bath part.


Deetz said...

Oh to be green, how glorious!!!! She is gorgious green

Deefor said...

Poor Keda. She doesn't look happy in that bath. Looks like you had fun in the park. Be careful. One of those giant geese things once attacked me when I tried to smell its butt.


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I'm soooo jealous of how woo khan run free and all that stuff!

Such is not THIS Sibe's life!!

BUT khudos and khongrats to Keda - she sooooo had a blast gettin' dirty!!!


Fred said...

Sparky, you tell some great stories!

Moco said...

"It's not easy being green." You run really fast. Watch out for geese. They can be REALLY mean.

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

hey isn't that what this world wants is GREEN Dogs?! sheeesh Keda looked beeutiful and then was forced to wash it away ~ not fair

Wow Sparky me Crikit loooove to chase and chase and chase and chase till daddy says go get some water but since we don't have a pond I plop in my baby pool. Oh and that is one confused bird!

Love Licks & waggin TX tails barking loud fur the green one!

Simba said...

awwwww Poor Keda!! I know her pain!! I've done that many a time, and gotten shoved in the tub as soon as we got home!!

Tofu Burger said...

OMDogg Sparky!!! Keda looks sooo wonderful and stinky at the same time! What a great story!


Turbo the Sibe said...

Geese are cats...I had no idea!

Hero said...

Poor Keda!!! I sympathize with her, because something like that happened to me once. Once while walking with my best friend, Tagpi, I found a pile of trash and while Tagpi distracted my mom, I got to roll face first in it. I thought she'd think it was funny, but instead she made me wash all of it off. Serious bummer.


Maya and Kena said...

What fun you had at the park and the pond! Sheesh...that goose sure looks mean...
When you described that BEAUTIFUL smell, mommy was like "ewwww...", but we were like "ahhh.....". Humans... *tisk *tisk.
Poor Keda with the whole bath thing. And by the way, we love the little cute flower pin on her fur!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow Sparky, you sure lead an interesting life...my Mom plays ball just like you and she puts the ball in the water to wash it off so Gram will keep throwing it for her...me I just keep playing but cooling off in the water is a great idea and we do it all the time when we can. Now poor Keda really looked like she needed a bath and I guess she got one....gee don't know why hoomans don't appreciate those great doggie smells like we do...must be somethin' wrong with their noses....Keep on runnin'

Dewey Dewster here.....

Amber said...

Hey Sparky, Keda was so funny~ no one will be happy when they have to take a loong bath.. sigh. hoomans are so not-understanding..


Momoko said...

Hi,Sparky!Thank you for teaching it about a cat.

Anonymous said...

BOL, Keda looks like one fun girl to hang out with!!!


Momoko said...

It is most favorite time in every day.

Jessie and Jake said...

WE LOVE THE PICTURES - and we totally understand the vicious part - but we are like that with other doggies!

Deetz said...

My mum gets so tickled at those green day pictures...I think she looks really good all green and yucky....

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

ei sparky..
we don´t like the bath too..
we undertand your friend...
a big hug

Gus and Louie said...

Oh poor Keda. She just doesn't look like a very happy camper.. The goose was really cool though..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Sparky, You have cats that want to kill you daily? Wow. You live a more exciting life than we were aware of.

Merci has the heart of a cat, but it's a soft heart, not a mean one. :)

Chef said...

Green is definitely Keda's colour. Too bad all the greenmuck had to be washed off. I'd love to go rolling in that stinky stuff. You two sure do have fun!

xox Chef

Joe Stains said...

LOL she looks GREAT in GREEN!! we haven't been able to visit blogs for a couple of days either!

Asta said...

I bet Keda had a ballup tpo the time it was baf time..you awe the bestest wunnew awound!!
I can't wait to see you in Austwalia
smoochie kisses,ASTA

Xsara ... said...

Hehe, the first and the last picture are the best! So nice that you're having such a great time - we are too :)

Anonymous said...

I've never rolled about in green stuff before but it sure does sound like good fun... can you bottle the smell pleaseeeee so i can try it out.....Keda and you are sure getting up to everything. Enjoy loads more.

lots of licks


Jean M Fogle said...

boy the green smells like nothing else on earth!
Sparky, if you want , surf over to my blog and read bout the salty dogs book giveaway and be sure to send your friends. I even pawtographed the books the human is giving away, and remember at the beach there are plenty of stinky things to roll in!
YOur friend Molly

JB's Big World said...

Your friend Keda and the green goo made me ponder a thought in my post today.....maybe you can answer the question I had?

Deetz said...

I wasn't aloud to try the babyfood Sparky. Mum said it was all for Gizmo, but I did get lots of snackies in between babysitting him and all. Hope you have a great weekend Sparky.

Jake of Florida said...


We loved the green dog story -- and the photos of Keda -- green,then all wet -- then a bit earlier, her beautiful self.

We understand how you must have been in love with her!!

We also understand the "snipping" problem -- neither of us has ever even had a girl friend!!!


Jake and Just Harry

Eric said...

I'm green too - with envy at the antics you two get up to!

Wags, Eric

parlance said...

Thank goodness smells don't come over the internet!

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

What is wrong with these hoomans? We think Keda looks great in green.. we are grren in envy by the way.

Boy n Baby

Comet and BLU said...

You're very good at bringing the ball back. I usually just grab it and run away.

Snowball said...

Keda reminds me of myself. I love to roll in the mud too.