Thursday, February 9, 2017

Scooter, A New Image


Hello, my name is Scooter and I am very popular.  When I took over my Mom's blog and wrote about myself in "The World According to Scooter", many people were impressed with me.  Since I am famous now, I need to keep up appearances; however, my Mom says I look like a mop.  What is wrong with that?  I like mops - they smell great.  Pack Leader caught me sleeping in the lounge chair on the front porch on one of our few sunny days and brought out the hair clippers.  I told him I was on guard duty but he ignored me.


He thinks I am asleep, but I can hear what is happening.  HOW CAN I NOT HEAR?!  THE CLIPPERS ARE IN MY EAR!

Yes, that is mud on the end of my nose caused by me digging in the yard.  I think that is why Mom wanted me to change my appearance.


Hey, wait a minute!  Stop! The girls swoon over my long eyelashes.  Don't cut them!


I kept trying to ignore Pack Leader but he would not go away.  Sometimes Mom gets the other clippers out and both of them work on me together.  This time she kept clicking that old camera and taking pictures.  I suppose I must endure the paparazzi since I am a celebrity now.


Hey! I was saving that gunk between my toes to chew on later.


Can you rub some lotion on my back?  I really need to work on my tan since I am so pale. Yawn. ZZZZZZZZZ


I now have a sleek new image thanks to my afternoon makeover. Being famous is hard work but someone has to do it.

16 comments:

  1. I hope he has a sweater for the cold days!!!!

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    1. Well, no, sorry to say. We had not planned on clipping him but that last mud puddle wallow did it. I have a heating pad turned on under his spot under the living room window. He prefers to stay with Pack Leader in the office upstairs and it is real warm up there.

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  2. It looks as if he was quite patient.
    He seems to like his new appearance.

    Christel

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    1. He did not cooperate, nor was he patient, neither was he happy. He wiggled and squirmed the whole time. Bill was just more determined.

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  3. What a handsome boy you are, Scooter!

    And Jeannie, I can't believe he lets you clip him and just lies there! That's one chill dog! (Obviously a very happy one. :)

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    1. He was only happy when it was over. He ran and hid behind me when Bill walked out on the porch with the clippers. It did no good. I drug him back up on the porch. Social media can fool you!

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  4. It's only hair, Scooter. It will grow back. However, you're still one handsome doggie, hair or no hair. Dorothy

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    1. Dorothy, don't encourage his vanity. His popularity is really going to his head. Next thing you know he will be signing autographs.

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  5. Scooter, ole man-what happened? They really went overboard on you this time. I can't believe you let them catch you? But, I can really sympathize. I'm a Mini Schanuzer and they drag me to the Groomers just when I'm at my "wookie"-looking best! The girls at the dog park look at me like they hope wharever got ahold of me doesn't get them. But what do they know, right? Let them try to say no to a human with a pair of clippers and tired of giving you a bath...my beard gets washed every day...it drags in my dog food, leaves, dirt, you name it-and it tangles. I'm just afraid one day some Groomer will get carried away and listen to MY human and I'll look like you from the neck up! Just keep that good attitude pal, it looks like thats all you got left...yikes! Your new friend, Mac

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    1. Oh Mac! It is so wonderful to have an understanding pooch friend. My human pets don't understand how embarrassing it is to suddenly be naked in front of the whole world! Whatever you do, don't fall asleep on the porch in the lounge chair while on guard duty, they will catch you!
      Your new friend,
      Scooter

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    2. Scooter, pal, how do you stand the chill up there going out in the early morning and night for...a walk? Get your humans to invest in a couple dog sweaters. I'm done with my sweaters for the year...it's hitting 80 already around here and yes, I have to wear a sweater after I'm all clippered down to the skin. So get your humans to invest in a couple for those chilly days. I'm sleeping with one eye open like you advised...it's time to hit the road again and see the Butcher, I mean Groomer, this week. Hopefully it's just for a "trim" and not the humiliating "summer cut"! Got to go, Pal. I hear the snap lid on my bison and venison kibbles. Love that stuff! Your friend, Mac

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    3. Hello Mac! It is so wonderful to have a true friend. I am surviving well enough so far. It has been so warm here it is unbelievable. It should be winter, yet it is spring. That is how my Mom was able to catch me off guard; I was not expecting to get my summer scalping this early. I was tricked.

      She stands at the window when I rush out in the mornings and evenings so I can come right back in. She says she likes me not sniffing the whole yard, getting my feet muddy. She keeps the house really warm and usually I stay upstairs in the hot office with Pack Leader while he is working. He needs me to guard him. We walk at lunchtime only on warm days. My fur has already grown so much that I insist on sitting outside on the porch in the sun. Mom asks me to come in to be with her but guarding on the lounge chair is really too important of a job.

      Thanks for letting me know about the bison and venison kibbles. I will pass a request on to my Mom. She keeps buying different brands and I keep turning up my nose. I have to keep her guessing.
      Your friend,
      Scooter

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    4. Scooter, buddy, I made it out of the Groomers with most of my hair intact-awesome, right?! I've got a picket fence around my front yard and it's my job to "lean" on anybody trying to get in. I need to ask Mom for a chair (great idea) so I can see things coming, too. When your short like I am you have to stick your head out through the pickets to check anything that could be "bark worthy". Hey, tell your Mom Amazon (Roku) has a documentary about dog food...after my Mom watched it she threw out all my treats! She said they had plastic and even nylon in them as fillers! Holy smokes-and me a pure bred Schnauzer eating this stuff! Now I have new pumpkin stuff and beef chewy treats she orders online. My breeder (where my doggie Mom and Dad live) only wants me to eat "Call of The Wild" kibble dog food for adult dogs. She has all of these Champion Schnauzer Moms and Dads and she's very strict about their food. I also get 2 table spoons of wet food mixed in with my kibbles. I heard Mom say it was 'Natural Balance' with venison, turkey, and lamb. It's supposed to help me poop better. I guess its working-Dad says I'm just a "pooping machine" (whatever that is?). Well, Dad just put his shoes on-we're going someplace! Yee ha! Oh, we're just checking the mail...bummer! Ok, kid, got to sign off quick. Glad to hear your doing ok and its warm for ya at your end. Your bud, Mac

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    5. Mac, I told my Mom what you said. She did not believe me. Then she did the worst thing, she opened up the blog and READ MY PRIVATE MAIL! She did! I told her it was a federal offence to open someone's mail. She said the law only applied to snail mail. What is that? We only have snails when it rains for a long time in the spring. Anyway, then she got mad again after she read my mail. Now she is cleaning out MY DOG FOOD in the laundry room. She said she needs to go to the grocery so I took the chance to sneak in and send you a message. I think Mom is not happy about my dog food.
      Oh dear.
      Scooter

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    6. Scotter. Dude. I know the mail thing is a MAJOR invasion of privacy but, this could be a good thing actually. Think about it...no more really garbage dump quality food in the ole food dish! That documentary on Amazon about our pet food caused my mom to throw away ALL my treats! Now I get organic Newman's Own treats ( no chicken) and some other good stuff. Especially, the roasted duck from a store we have called "Publix". She said today she's going to start baking me some gluten free treats. Gluten free? Oh cracky- that sounds pretty 'human' food like stuff to me. Geez, remember when all we had to do was catch a rabbit and eat it? Or a squirrel? Brother, those days are gone. Everything I eat now comes wrapped or bagged! Don't they know we like to hunt for REAL food? My human Dad said the other day his cells were nutritionally starved like mine. My mom said she could fix that...Dad is now in charge of meals and grocery shopping. Mom looked like she wanted to eat with me today after eating what Dad fixed them for supper last night...does your mom try to eat your food? Ya, wierd, right? They've been married 45 years Mom said, so Mom knows how to handle Dad she says. I wasn't even born then. I'm taking her word for it. Dad laughed after he finished eating and said Mom was a good cook and he couldn't make it without her cooking. Some joke I guess because Mom laughed too. Humans! So buddy, keep me informed how it's going. You know, we may have to get you an encryption app...keeps our mail totally private, know what I mean? We may have some doggie chin wagging to do off and on. Hey-I got my chair on the front porch! We have this big porch with chairs but only humans sit in them. I was put in one once and the porch floor looked a L-O-N-G way down and I was too scared to jump down. Now, I have a chair just for me. Sweet! Good talking to you again, Scooter...I've got two cousins coming to stay for two days so I may not get back to you right away. They are a pain in the tail! They destroyed one of my toys last time they were here. Both Schnauzers. There's only room for ONE Schnauzer in this family and I'm it. I always grab the neck, don't you? Well, got to "scoot"...lame, right, ha, ha
      Your Bud, Mac

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    7. Hey Mac! I wanted to check in and see how you survived babysitting your cousins; it had to be rough.

      My Mom FINALLY found the great dog food you recommended. Pack Leader insisted she buy the huge bag. I don't know who she is expecting to be feeding, hopefully it won't be your cousins coming for a visit. I tried the food but knew better than to act like I liked it. Nope. I used the beggin' eyes, licked my lips then looked sadly at the bowl. It always works. Pack leader opened the refrigerator and added a bit of roast beef underneath the dry food to encourage me to eat all of it - works everytime. My tummy is so full, it is now naptime...I mean guard duty time.

      So thanks for helping my Mom out.

      Scooter

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