Wednesday, April 21, 2010

No, Chow Chow, No

How many of your mummies actually trust you when you are around your younger siblings? Sad to say, my Mummy doesn't trust me at all!

Ever so often, I try to be friendly and show my care and concern to my baby sister by looking at her very closely and sniffing her head or licking her tiny toes and fingers. She seemed to have finally noticed my existence recently cos her eyes will light up whenever she sees me and she will get excited and keep looking at me no matter where I go. She makes me feel like a fish in an aquarium sometimes, but I still love her.

However, my evil Mummy doesn't want us to get too close. Perhaps she is just jealous. Whenever my baby sister is on her jumperoo and I go over to say hi, Mummy will push my head away and say "No, Chow Chow, no". Fine, I'll go rest under my favourite table and watch her behave like a clown in order to keep my baby sister entertained.

Sometimes when Mummy and Daddy and the baby are cuddling and playing on the couch, I go over to join in the fun by licking the baby on her legs. Again, my Mummy will carry the baby away and say "No, Chow Chow, noooooo". Only when I go away to the balcony with my head lowered and looking so disappointed will she say sorry and "I love you" to me. But who cares for sorry and "I love you" when all I want is to join in the fun as part of the family.

If the humans can kiss the baby, why can't I?

The other day, Mummy screamed when she found me licking my baby sister's fingers. The baby was laughing away as she happily puts her hand near my mouth. So why must Mummy spoil the fun for us?

The worst was this: Mummy was in the kitchen one day when she suddenly heard the baby cried out loud. Immediately she assumed it was my fault cos she rushed out of the kitchen screaming "No, Chow Chow, no!!!" Just because I was in the same room as the baby. When she came out, she realised I was sitting at the other end of the room, while my baby sister was on the other side, screanming cos she was bored/hungry/sleepy. Of course, Mummy felt really bad for thinking it was me who caused the baby to cry. She probably thought I was chewing on the baby's succulent thigh for breakfast. Hello! I'm off the raw diet, remember?!

I gave Mummy a sad face and look away. Hah! This will send her on a really long guilt trip!

I really wish my baby sister can grow up very quickly so that she is no longer so "fragile" and we can both play together. And for dog's sake, baby sister, please stop screaming out loud whenever I'm near you. I know you are my biggest fan but I don't deserve another accusation!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Chow Chow's 2nd Birthday

I turned two on Monday! Actually it was just another ordinary day. Mummy and Daddy left me home alone all morning and afternoon. No special trip to the dog park or the beach. But at least Mummy brought me a birthday cake and we took a long walk to Grandpa's house (I love the 45-min walk)! Initially, she was feeling ambitious and wanted to bake me a birthday cake using the recipe from her friend. However she was busy that day and had no time to do any grocery shopping, let alone bake me a cake! In order to feel less guilty, Mummy went to buy me a blueberry cake from US Dog Bakery instead!

I also wore a glittery red bow so as to look more dressy for my birthday! Don't I look sexy?!

To be honest, I hated it when my pawrents lighted the candles on the cake. The flame is just terrifying. Why do humans like to burn the perfectly normal food? I mean I am so beautifully fluffy. What if my luscious mane caught fire?! I'm not so stupid as to go near the dangerous cake!

After some coaxing from Mummy and with the promise of some treats, I relunctantly posed with Mummy and the dangerous cake. Mummy, the cake is too near for comfort!

Finally, my pawrents decided to sing me a birthday song, wished me a lifetime of good health and blew out the candles on my behalf. Phew! I sniffed at the cake suspiciously. Never had cake in my two years of living so I gotta check if it is safe to eat. Mummy was very eager to feed me a piece of the cake. Hmmmm...normally my pawrents will never offer me the good stuff (like the yummy cakes and snacks and fried chicken that they eat) so I should really be wary of this creamy cake that Mummy is coaxing me to eat!

After some probing here and licking there, I ate the cake eventually. It's not bad but I would want second helpings if there are some bacon strips or barbequed pork in it!

My baby sister woke up from her nap in time for the celebration and we finally took our very first family picture!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Meeting Dino

My pawrents went to Taipei last month for a short holiday before Daddy gets super busy with work in his new department. They had a great time sight-seeing and feasting on the local goodies despite missing me and baby Amanda throughout the trip.

Taipei is a very dog-friendly city. My pawrents saw doggies of all shapes and sizes everywhere they go. It seems like a hot favourite among the Taiwanese is the Golden Retriever! There are so many gorgeous Goldies everywhere....

This is Ah Mao (Furry), the mascot for this restaurant that serves yummy risottos but awful soups. My pawrents were so impressed by Ah Mao's obedience and good looks that they've decided to patronize the restaurant on the last night of their stay in Taipei.

Most of the dogs can walk very well with their owners without leash! Check out this puny puppy in the middle of Ximending, a bustling area with tons of young people shopping and eating.

Here's another doggy - an English sheepdog! Two of them actually, in Danshui.

After a dip at the Hot Spring at Xinbeitou, my pawrents spotted a beautiful female Chow Chow on their way to the train station!

The highlight of my pawrents' trip was meeting my friend Dino and his lovely family! Mummy was really excited cos she has been a fan of Dino for the longest time and being able to finally meet her favourite Golden Retriever is simply fabulous!

Dino is everything that Mummy imagined and more! Not only is he smart and handsome, he is also very obedient! Daddy was impressed with his tricks and how powerful his wagging tail is! It was really quite painful when Dino's tail repeatedly hit my pawrents on their legs! BOL!

Mummy also got to meet Dino's baby sister, Ashley! Both my pawrents agree that Baby Ashley is the cutest baby they have EVER met. Even our Baby Amanda is number two in "cuteness" compared to Baby Ashley! BOL! I wonder if I am still the number one cute dog in my pawrents' hearts after they have met Dino.

Dino's mummy was also very nice and brought my pawrents around in Danshui, a beautiful tourist attraction. She even gave Baby Amanda and me some gifts! I musy say I really love the treats you gave me, Aunt Julia! Mummy gave me your treats everytime we come home from my walks!

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