Hey there, readers! Zoey is in the house and  Momma is not! She is teaching her kids’s writing class at the library. 

I was basking in the warm spring sun when she left. I reluctantly popped upstairs to her office. Luckily she left her computer on her chair. She has copies of her latest book on the floor because she is doing her final edits before sending it to editors. 

Made it easy for me to type! Well now to the exciting stuff! Daddy was home with me and Dakota this weekend. Mommy was away. It was beautiful out. Nutmeg, the ginger brown puppy next door, was barking at me and wagging her tail. 

She is 9 months old and we have met close up a couple times, but haven’t played together yet.

Daddy took off my electric collar and tried to get me to walk over to her. No way! I wasn’t getting zapped! Then he put on my leash and led me to the front lawn to cross over. I pressed my paws into the ground in desperation. No!!!!

Finally he walked me onto the road and up their drive. Then he removed my leash. Nutmeg was excited. I growled a little just to let her know who was boss. Kind of like I did when we first got Dakota. 

When she ran into her yard I followed. I thought I may as well enjoy myself and ran with her. We actually had a great time! 

She’s little so I had to be careful. She didn’t jump on me like Dakota does.

Finally we were exhausted and lay on the floor in their garage. 

I came home and of course Dakota was all over me, sniffing here and there. He wasn’t happy, and I don’t blame him. I hope he can eventually chill and be nice to other dogs. We could have so many play dates!

When Mommy came home, daddy told her all about it, and she was so happy. They took the three of us for a walk. Dakota kept a wary eye on Nutmeg but behaved. 

I can’t wait for another day to hang with Nutmeg! Some day she’ll be able to come to my yard!

They’re Back!

Oh my nails are tapping on the keyboard this morn! I didn’t get a chance to write because Mommy took her laptop and phone with her to Miami! Who does that?

Mommy is upstairs getting ready for a Books and Lunch event through the library and guess what they are talking about?! Blogging! I think I should have been invited! But I know she’s got this!


I always know when Mommy and Daddy are going on a trip. The clothes fly out of the closet. Mommy is extremely focused on getting her work done. The house gets really cleaned!

It’s hard for Dakota and me to know how long they will be gone. We don’t have that human concept of time. They walk out the door, we play, sleep, and eat. 

When someone else comes to let us out, we know for sure they are away. Then each time that garage door goes up, we hope that it’s our family coming home. 

I admit there is always this fear that I have been deserted once again. Not deemed good enough to be loved. But it’s a fleeting wisp of self-doubt. 

When Mommy and Daddy come home, I wiggle and flash my biggest smile again. All is right in my world. I know without a doubt, Dakota and I are loved. 

Just next time leave the computer home!!