We, from our little house in the prairies of Winnipeg, Canada, wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
Angel and Chaos here again to entertain you while our mommies are busy with other things, mainly work and the garden. We don’t know what they do at work, but we do enjoy their gardening as much as they do because we get to spend more time outside. And it’s not just Angel and I, even the puppies are getting in on the action as well.
Here are some great photos of the kids while they play and frolic in the backyard.
Copied from Angel and Chaos’ blog House Full of Dogs
Because of Rumpy’s comment on our last re-blogged post titled “Story of my life“, we though (Angel: “Well Chaos thought anyway, he’s the snappy, grouchy one.”), ok I (Chaos) thought of explaining myself.
Chaos: I had a heart to heart talk with mommy after she kept telling me “NO” everytime I’d start barking at practically anyone who passes by in from of our house (Angel: “Mommy got mad because Chaos trampled on her newly planted cosmos and sunflowers trying to run after the lady in a bicycle from inside our fence.” Chaos: “Tattle tale!”). She said I have Small dog syndrome. Well, I know i am a small dog, so I asked her, “Mommy, what does ‘syndrome‘ mean?” She laughed at me but explained the term anyway.
She said Small/Little Dog Syndrome (SDS) means a small dog that has established himself/herself as the humans’ pack leader. I said, well, aren’t we supposed to be the house’s pack leader? She explained that because we are small, everything we do are considered cute and so we can practically get away with a lot of things, like jumping on mommy’s lap while she’s watching TV or barking at passing strangers (Chaos: “So that is why those people look at me and laugh even when I bark at them”). While bigger dogs, because of their size, are usually disciplined early on NOT to do those things. And also, because we are small, we tend to compensate with attitude what we lack in size, especially when we are nervous or scared. (Here are some of the articles/posts we found on the internet about Small/Little Dog Syndrome: from perfectdogtraining.com, from Yahoo.com, from ModernDogMagazine.com)
Mommy says it’s not too late to teach us who’s boss. But we already know who’s boss (Angel: “I am!” Chaos: “True dat!”)
Well, there you have it folks and big dogs out there. Even though it’s hard for me to admit, bigger dogs do have a tendency to be “friendlier” than small dogs. But however way you look at it, small dogs are still cuter (Chaos: “Because we are always small!”)
Till our next post. This is Angel and Chaos signing out.
Whoa! Mommy has been busy posting! Which means, we don’t get to hack her blog that often too.
But if there’s a will, the Dynamic Duo will find it!
So we are back to wreak havoc and mayhem on mommy’s blog (evil laugh here)… (Chaos: “What are you talking about ‘wreaking havoc and mayhem’? There won’t be any havoc or mayhem happening here! Now get away from the keyboard and let me type. You’re too theatrical!” Angel: “I’m just adding some drama to our post so it won’t be boring. you are such a spoilsport.”)
As you probably have read in mommy’s posts, the garden has been coming along really nicely. And with her always fussing over her plants and flowers and looking for other things to stick in the ground, we get to spend more time outside too. She seem happier when she’s playing with dirt. (Chaos: “Though I don’t know why she says ‘NO’ when we play with dirt. I’ll have to have a talk with her about that.”)
Mommy says that there are certain bacteria found in dirt (Angel: “Stop calling it dirt! It’s not dirt, it’s SOIL.” Chaos: “There you go again being a smarty paws.” Angel: “Well, if you’d write properly I wouldn’t correct you all the time.”). Ok, so, there is a certain bacteria found in SOIL that actually makes people happy. Mommy said it’s called Mycobacterium vaccae (you can also read about it here) Maybe that’s why she’s always smiling when she’s in the garden. (Chaos: “If only the same bacteria could make mommy funner too.” Angel: “There is no such word as funNER. The correct term is ‘more fun!’” Chaos: “Oh, sorry little miss word PAWfect.’”)
We’re happy when mommy’s happy. And because we spend hours and hours running around the garden now, we get really pooped and just crash on the couch or the bed while the mommies watch TV. (Chaos: “Just thinking about it is making me sleepy…” Angel: “Me too. That’s something we both agree on!”)
Well, this is all for now. We’re just going to have a short nappy before Mommy gets home. Again, this is Angel and Chaos signing out.