Hello everyone. My name is Shalom, and today is my fourth birthday.
For those of you who don’t know me, I am an Australian Cobberdog. My full name is “Rutland’s Shalom” and I live in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with my Momsy (Phyllis) and my Popsy (Mike).
When I first got out of bed this morning, I wasn’t sure whether or not Momsy and Popsy had remembered my birthday. There were no special morning cuddles, other than those I get every morning, and I couldn’t smell anything new in the house that might be a special treat.
I was actually feeling a little down in the mouth.
Boy, was I wrong!
After breakfast, Popsy sneaked into Momsy’s office and removed a bag from the bottom drawer. I tried to follow him as he took the bag into the bedroom, but he closed the door on me. I stood patiently outside the bedroom door and waited for him to come out. He wasn’t going to pull any wool over this puppy’s eyes.
Sure enough, when he came back out of the bedroom, my patience was rewarded. Of course, I had to go through a song and dance act to earn my reward.
The first item Popsy pulled out of the bag was a soft, squeaky toy in the shape of a bone. On one side, it says, “Naughty”; on the other, it says, “Nice.” I think they’re trying to tell me something.
Popsy finally gave me the toy, and I spent the next little while getting to know it.
After I had spent several minutes making my new toy talk to me, Popsy pulled a SECOND toy out of the bag. Can you imagine? Two birthday presents! And I thought they had forgotten me.
Momsy told me this toy was for playing outside, as it is too heavy to throw inside the house.
Momsy and Popsy took me outside and threw the toy for me to fetch for a while. It’s great fun, as it squeaks when I run with it.
All I can say, is with these new toys, I’m sitting pretty.
Thank you, Momsy and Popsy for the birthday presents, and thanks also to Momsy for letting me hijack her blog today. I promise she’ll be back next week.