ROCKY ADVENTURE – Spring Rain

Not much has been going on lately. I chased my tail earlier. But that got old really quickly. I tried to get the old man to play, but he just wasn’t in the mood. I wrestled with his one loose sock, (the left one always seems to wander down and dangle when he’s been relaxing on the couch) but he wasn’t going for that. He quickly nudged me away and grunted as he pulled the sock back up his leg. It quickly slid back down, but it wouldn’t do much good to try again. He just wasn’t in the mood to play, but I was, and quite frankly, I’m bored out of my paws.

Normally, I would have proceeded to enjoy a frolic out in the yard. I’d enjoy some playtime with Thieves and then even some sunbathing might be nice, to finish an entertaining afternoon. But, that was all very difficult with the rain coming down from the sky. It’s been falling for several days, keeping both the old man and me cooped up inside. I’m sure even he would like to get out there and play in his garden or at least throw the ball for a bit. I know I would.

Not with all this rain though. Even when I have to take care of my regular business, the wet ground makes it hard to do much of anything. This has made me somewhat negligent of my duties, and I’ve been holding it for a little longer than I really should.

And now I’m sitting here at the window, looking out at the dark sky and rather dreary downfall. This leaves me struggling to decide if I really have to go, or if I can hold it for just a little longer. I study my regular trail, the grass a little lower where I would normally run through, and decide it’s far too muddy to make that attempt. The bushes close to the house have proven to be useful these past few days, even though it has proactively gotten wetter beneath their shelter. But, it’s better than getting soaked by the falling rain.

I get situated at the doggy door, studying my path to the bushes. It’s almost impossible not to get wet from here to the bushes, but if I stay close enough to the sides of the house and fence, I won’t be utterly soaked afterward.

I ease out into the rainy day, staying as close to the wall as possible. Here, the pavement puddles with cold water, which actually doesn’t feel too uncomfortable. It’s when I get into the grass that the mud and cold water start soaking my belly fur. I’m not the tallest dog, but I’ve always been afraid of heights, so being short is exactly where I belong. Unfortunately, when there’s rain amongst other obstacles, I tend to feel the blunt of an inconvenient situation. Like this moment for instance, I have to stop to scratch an itch that has suddenly formed where the water has soaked deep into my fur. I only give it a few swipes, since time spent out here will only result in a soggier situation.

Finally beneath the bushes, I sniff for a decent spot to do what I must, and the relief is refreshing, regardless of the muddy earth beneath my paws. When all is done, I peek out to plan my return journey: close to the fence and close to the wall to prevent soaking myself even more.

Then I spot the old man standing in the doorway, staring out into the dreary atmosphere. He doesn’t look happy about it either. Of course, he’s standing in the shelter where it’s still dry, so it shouldn’t bother him as much as it does me.

When I get up to him, I notice a towel in his hand. A game of tug o’ war, perhaps? Nope. Instead, I get something a little better- a rub down. The old man dries me off, scrubbing and scratching. He even rubs my paws down, getting the debris and mud out from between my toes.

When he’s done, the towel whips away to clear my view, and I notice the sun has decided to make an appearance today. Even the rain has subsided to a light mist. I can feel the warmth of the day revitalize the air, reminding me of all the fun we can still have if we hurry!

Author:

Jason Duron is a short story writer and author of several fiction stories.  Curious and lovable as dogs can be, the Adventures of Rocky give you a chance to see daily life from a “dog’s eye view” and share in their thoughts.  Please enjoy, and we hope that you’ll feel free to comment and give us insight into your dog’s very own “rocky” adventures.

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Fun Picture Blogs if You Love Dogs

Something that never seems to get old to any dog lover is seeing their fellow dog owners enjoy the company of such a valuable companion. However, dog blogs never seem to be complete without an exotic picture that says: this dog is indeed unique. These simple pictures let us know that dogs around the world, whether they’re sleeping or running through the snow, are enjoying the time of their life. And that gives every owner the priceless feeling that we too can enjoy the time of our lives with our best friend.

Ready, Set, Action!

Amongst the variety of blogs, an all-time favorite is to have a blog that portrays your dog in action. Pictures have the awesome ability of catching our four-legged friends in motion, whether they’re playing or even eating a bowl of pasta, such as the unique http://dogseatingpasta.tumblr.com/ , that focuses on odd pictures of the cutest dogs enjoying a variety of this human dish. This of course is a favorite for anyone that has ever seen Lady and the Tramp. But, action doesn’t stop there, especially when your dog has seemingly taken on a few characteristics of their owners. Such sites as http://fuckyeahdogsoncomputers.com/ (the name is legit, even if it is a little vulgar) and the awesomely titled http://dogs-looking-like-people.tumblr.com/ really appeal to dog lovers, making you realize that having a dog that’s just like you are can be both silly and attractive.

The site http://cooldogs.tumblr.com/ is a favorite for putting our lovable friends in a “Too Cool” situation. Dogs with sunglasses- check. Dogs chilling in the car window- check. This site has exactly what any dog owner loves when they picture their own dog just being cool.

What they’re doing when they don’t think you’re looking

Of course, candid cameras often take the best picture. Remember that any faithful dog believes in the honorable law of: I’ll wait for you forever. So, to really display the depth of a dog’s mindset, the site http://dwfth.tumblr.com/ is dedicated to displaying exactly this particularly adorable quality that strengthens the bond between humans and their dogs, even if we aren’t always there to see it.

Seeing is breathtaking

Perhaps a favorite amongst dog owners is witnessing a dog with a view. Perhaps one of the most breathtaking sites that displays these beautiful shots that say more than a thousand words with each picture is http://dogsandgreatviews.tumblr.com/ . If you adore seeing dogs, and you love seeing them enjoy some exotic and beautiful scenery that enunciates their breed and origins, you’re guaranteed a great view on this blog.

Dogs and their expressions

There is also the natural expression that we love to see on a dogs face- more commonly the squishy face. One of these popular sites, http://squishfacedogs.com/ , is completely designated to flaunting the cuteness of the natural expression of many dog breeds. While not all dogs are naturally squishy faced, you may find yourself playing with your own dog’s face, giving them a massage and changing their expression, even if it turns out a little squishy.

The names we give dogs, and the names they give themselves

Naming your dog isn’t always as simple as it sounds. Some like to be exotic (Jayne Cobb, the regulator) while others love Deogee (DOG). With so many creative names that owners can come up with, sites like http://namesfordogs.tumblr.com/ have completely dedicated their blog to finding new and exotic names that you can vote on or get ideas from for your dogs. This blog really gives a dog owner the opportunity to be creative with their dog’s name, providing an extra bit of character to their companion’s title. But, just remember that while you call your dog one thing, they may be calling themselves another (Dante the Infernal House Runner).

Dogs and their companions

Of course, we can’t forget the pictures we love to take WITH our dogs. Many sites, such as http://cooldogs.tumblr.com/ and http://menandtheirdogs.tumblr.com/ love to display pictures of owners and sometimes other people posing with their four-legged friends. And what could be better than seeing dogs interacting with their companions. You get to see anything from a simple hide and seek game to a set of smiling faces (yes, dogs do smile, even if some don’t believe it).

Any owner knows that most dogs don’t like getting their picture taken. They turn away at the last second, or decide they want to play, rather than sit still. Perhaps this is what makes dog pictures a great and unique addition to our blogs. If you like dogs, and you love to see them in any situation from action to resting, be sure to check out some great pictures that will please any dog lover.

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Great Dog Sites

While the rest of the world has sped into the digital era, we’ve seen a growing demand for publicity on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook erupting with new faces and personalities. And, like their human counterparts, our dogs want a place in the public eye as well.

While blogs have been a great outlet for publicizing our favored friends and associates, social media has become a great source for really defining the personality of a dog and even providing a little insight into what they are thinking.

Dogs as entertainers

We’ve all seen dogs rise in fame, often maintaining their actual names in the movies they’re acting in. https://twitter.com/#!/cookiedabooboo is a well renowned dog actor, making appearances on such television shows such as Desperate Housewives. But to really give the dog a voice, this Twitter site is dedicated to providing a voice for Cookie and effectively creating a character that enjoys telling its owner what to do (which many of our spoiled dogs enjoy doing).

Oprah is the rather foul-mouthed advocate of rapper 50 cent, often holding nothing back when it comes to offering an opinion. But, this just goes to show that even dogs have a few rights that we humans take for granted when it comes to speaking our minds. You can find this furry and funny minded dog on Twitter as  http://twitter.com/oprahthedog. It’s definitely a site for anyone that enjoys a few laughs and entertainment.

Dogs in politics

One rare and rather surprising area to see a dog in is politics. While it’s a rather unique situation, dogs such as Sutter Brown have found their way into the top ranking official statuses of the world, and exhibit their profound desire to really press their views on life. Found at http://facebook.com/sutterbrown on Facebook, this four-legged politician really dishes out the facts and views regarding how a dog interprets the world, and provides plenty of insight concerning bone taxes and other doggy political processes. Combined with both humor and fact, this is a definite like for any dog owner.

Dogs represent: tumbler, schools, even blogs

Dogs are found in every aspect of life, even business and education. So, to provide a little doggy insight into these worlds, Tumbler has actually put a doggy advocate as a spokesdog for their business. http://tommypom.com/ is a site dedicated to the furry Pomeranian Tommy. Though small, this dog has a big voice, helping to endorse one of the fastest growing social media sites on the internet. Filled with pictures and blogs, you get a dog’s-eye-view of what it’s like working as an intern for Tumblr.

http://twitter.com/sullyburger is a site dedicated to the cutest of cute puppy mascots for the site Cuteness.com. This furry representative flaunts his cuteness to really provide the character that is needed to endorse a site that focuses on being cute. And what dog isn’t?

http://twitter.com/butlerblue2 is a Twitter site dedicated to the Butler University of Indiana, promoting the importance of education and its value to society. Full of school spirit, this bull dog is an excellent representative of determination and effort that is needed to accomplish any goal you set your mind on- for both dogs and people. He’s definitely something to like and admire, even if you don’t attend their school.

Dog’s life

We can never forget those that represent the everyday dog-life, which is where such sites have dedicated time and effort to supporting their four-legged friends like Rocky the Chihuahua. These tales tell of Rocky’s adventures with his companion, and while fictional, are actually based on the everyday events that this clever pup enjoys taking advantage of. And you’d be surprised at what dogs can really get away with when you spoil them. The blogs http://blog.porchpotty.com/category/the-adventures-of-rocky/ really give an exotic outlook on the world through a dog’s eyes as they interact with companions and friends alike. Rocky is definitely mischievous in real life, and definitely shines as a bit of entertainment for the everyday dog lover.

Another site that definitely says: I think like a dog, is http://twitter.com/mikeythebrat , who does indeed live by his name. Full of sassy quotes and some great humor, this Twitter site is a favorite if you want to put a few words in your dog’s mouth.

Throughout the internet, you can find dogs representing anything from products to politics, giving dog owners something to really enjoy through a slight bit of dog humor and some interesting facts. These sites really give an effort in creating a dog’s character and personality, allowing us humans to associate ourselves with some of our best friends in the world: our dogs.

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