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(From the humans: Finally, Barcie has put pen to paper or should we say toenail to keyboard)
Barcelona the whippet here. The title,"Barcie's Big Break" refers not only to
my blog, but to the events a few weeks back.
During the “Blizzard of 2011” the humans let us critters out in the
front yard, thinking that brother Kobe and I would never stray during a
snowstorm. If you know anything about us whippets you know we DO NOT like the cold
and spend much of the winter lying under blankets and comforters, a
length from the space heater, always seeking warmth. But, that day Kobe and I
were ready for a little adventure. Kobe had been dreaming of long johns, but
not the woolly kind. Doughnuts, I
mean. With nuts, or sprinkles or
chocolate frosting, danishes, croissants, fritters, bear claws, all available
for a few coins at the local Dom's Bakery.
We can always smell the fryers during our neighborhood walks. PLUS with a steaming hot
cup of Joe, what could
be better? So, suddenly we were free, racing down the sidewalk, leaping over
snow banks. The humans gave chase but they might as well have been standing
still for all the good their little, dumpy legs were doing (I'm sure the humans
MUST be 50+, I suspect older). Suddenly, the bakery
was within sight as we turned the corner on Washtenaw Avenue. We were sooooo, so close
and we weren't going to let a little traffic get in the way of our big outing! Suddenly, our humans were upon us with their car, and their waving arms and the
look of terror on their faces (sigh) running to capture us and take us home.
They were "worried" about us getting hit by cars. Oh – those humans are so
controlling. They think they own us!
So, any of you pets out there want to weigh in on this? How
do your humans squelch all of your big-time doggie fun? How 'bout a revolt against the leash!
Barcie is scratching her head and dreaming up ideas for her
blog. Before she gets started, we want to explain why she’s the writer instead of us. We promise it will be all
Barcie after this.
Rested. She gets over 20 hours of
sleep per day; she can’t claim to be tired.
2. Plenty of Fresh
Ideas. She’s never said a word. So, she must have lots to say!
Unexplored Life. Barcie is a rescue
dog so we don’t know much about her former life. Maybe we’ll gain some
insight into her past through her writing.
and Lots of Time. We, the humans,
have to work at silly jobs most of the day, while she’s got time on her
5. A Unique Voice.Look on the internet. There are pet blogs, but
where are the ones written by dogs?
Insight. Dogs may be a better judge
of character than we are. They don’t care what you wear or what kind of
car you drive. They know deep
down what you’re made of.
Fulfillment. After being a show dog
in her previous life, Barcie longs to develop her inner soul.
Doesn't she look deep and thoughtful?
8. Boredom. Since Barcie can’t jump over the
fence anymore, her favorite hobby of escaping is no longer an option. She’s
been sharpening her pencils for weeks in anticipation of her new blog!