Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Life and Times of Olive the Pug: A Dog’s work is never done…

Dogs of this world have many responsibilities.  Olive the pug is no exception to this rule.

First thing in the morning, she has to make sure one of her humans goes for a walk.  It doesn’t matter if it’s raining or shining, snowing or hailing.  They must get out of the house and walk down the street for a ways before they come back to their cup of black liquid and the morning news.  It’s for their health after all.

Of course, it also gives a pug the chance to check all her pee-mails along the way and to leave some for her neighbor dog, Milo.


Because taking the human for a walk is such a taxing activity, it is essential to catch up on sleep.  This keeps a pug busy for quite a few hours.  Some days, however, she still has to wake up long enough to bark at the mail carrier.  That’s a very important part of the day.  She needs to let him know that bringing bills to the humans isn’t acceptable behavior because what if there’s not enough money left over for dog treats??


Then around 3:30 in the afternoon, it is of the utmost importance to wake up and remind the humans that a dog’s dinner time is approximately an hour away and they had best be prepared.

  Humans can be so forgetful after all. 

Plus a dog needs plenty of nutrition because that’s what fuels her to beg at the humans’ dinner table.  The pug has found over the years that humans like to be entertained while they eat.  A pug has to slap copious fives and to dance in a most graceful manner.  The reward of a small piece of cheese or a spaghetti noodle is well worth the effort of making the humans laugh.

But for the next couple of weeks, Olive the pug has an even more important duty.  She has to be a human sitter for Evan, the human, while her other humans are off on some trip or other.   They will probably not even bring back a lousy t-shirt to reward this brave and fearless pup, but she does it all out of the goodness of her heart anyhow.



THE END (well, sort of)


Okay, I have many questions about Bloglovin but don’t even know how to ask them.  I switched my reader over to Bloglovin, but do I have to do anything to my blog?  Life is so complicated for humans as well as dogs.  Of course, I don’t have time to mess with it now and will have to do it when we return from Norway on the 28th, but I will love any answers I can get.  Thanks!  And I will see you all soon…I hope…if I can find you…and you can find me.

 Oh, Internet!  Thy name is complication.

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i haven't switched to blog lovin so can't be of help. i use feedly for my reader now.

i do love olive's curly tail. what a sweet, hard-working, attentive girl!

hope she doesn't miss you too much!

Pamela Gordon said...

Hehehe. Cute post Barbara! I know exactly what you're talking about with dog behaviour. l love the last photo of Olive's 'end'. :) I haven't switched yet and would like to know the same question. Another blogger near me and I are going to do this together I think and I really don't know how it all works. I'm going to Google it now. Did you google it yet?

Sandra said...

take good care of Evan and make sure he reads this blog so he will know what you do and when and how.... tell mom i know nothing about bloglovin

Lydia Martin said...

You are just so fortunate to go to Norway...other people want to go to the tropics...but I want to go to Norway LOL!...such cute pics of Miss Olive....have a wonderful time and stay safe! Don't let those Vikings take you captive or anything...unless they are very good looking of course

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

what a cutie. love those pics. so sweet.

you can add the widget to your blog for folks to follow you with? that is about it there. ( :

have a blast.

Sylvia said...

Lovely post, Barbara, Olive is so cute !
Have a great time in Norway !
Sylvia

Mary said...

Have a beautiful trip to Norway! :) And safe travels.

Olive is awesome, and i'm sure she'll do a fabulous job taking care of Evan! She's a very smart cookie..ahem.. pug. :)

MEcoy said...

pug was the cutest! i like each and every of olive's shot but most of all that last! it was really cute

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Olive is a smart doggie -- she has figured out us humans very well.

The whole Google Reader thingy is just too much for me to handle right now. I prefer to be in denial about the whole matter. :)

Chatty Crone said...

Heehee - love the whole story, but especially the end! sandie

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Safe travels, Barbara. Thanks for letting us know how Olive spends her day. I too know zero, nada, about blog login, feebly or any readers. I simply post to our blog and comment on other blogs. Also I don.t use any of the social media sites.

Sharon Wagner said...

Pee-mails. Ha!

Kamana said...

so cute!

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