Saturday, February 21, 2015

MomPeople is an Arfer?

MomPeople is an Arfer?
21 February 2015  
 There was big excitement this week. Not just the SNOW!!! 

MomPeople was all in a tizzy about something the FedEXPeople was bringing. We had like more than a foot of snow on the driveway. (Excellent!) and MomPeople said the FedEXPeople couldn’t bring the something to the house.

Anything this important Had to be food! SoI was kind of concerned about the delivery. I mean what  besides food is important? NikkiCat just rolled his eyes at me, but he’s all snarky because the snow is too deep for him to go “OWT!” So he has to stay inside and watch me through the window while I play in the snow. :) 

Anyway, MomPeople has a good imagination. I think that comes from all that writing she does. So she came up with a way to get the important package from the FedEXPeople. She dug all the snow away from the mailbox then perched this bin next to the mailbox. 




















We watched. 



















Later, after I’d been outside running and running in the snow two times and come back inside to check my food bowl and warm up and dry off, MomPeople walked up the driveway and came back down with a smile on her face and a cardboard envelope in her hands. She and DadPeople were very excited. DadPeople kept saying how proud he was of her.

But the package didn’t have food in it. Inside was something that DadPeople said made her an ‘arfer’. HUH? I didn’t hear her bark. No- “ARF, ARF” just smiling and dancing around the living room. 

NikkiCat gave me another eye roll and said something about me being a “D- A- W- G who can’t spell.” See what I mean about him being snarky? And he’s the one who can’t spell. He said MomPeople had gotten something called a “contract to publish a book,” and now she was a real live official “ A- U- T- H- O- R.”  


I don’t care how you spell Arfer, she isn’t barking.  But maybe her book will be about barking, arfing? HAH, NikkiCAT, then I’d be right! MomPeople would be a real Arfer! 

Rufus 




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Monday, February 16, 2015

Rufus: Just Saying: SNOW DAY!!!

Rufus: Just Saying: SNOW DAY!!! 
16 February 2015 


It’s SNOWING!!! 

I’m made for snow! 
I’m a snow Dawg.














 I run in the snow. I am faster than a snow bird!















But then comes ‘potty’ time. 
Hey, DadPeople! I found the Port-O-John!  I’m next, DadPeople! 



Rufus 















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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Rufus: Just Saying: HarperCat wrote a Book?


Rufus: Just Saying: HarperCat wrote a Book? 
4 February 2015 




The MomPeople is very excited about books that are going to be published. She is really happy that HarperCat’s next book is coming out. WHAT? ProfessorDaughterPeople’s cat Harper Lee writes books? Cats write books?  

Seems years ago Harper Lee wrote a book called To Kill a Mockingbird. Which figures. What else would a cat write about but bragging about bagging wildlife. Everybody loved this book. And then Harper didn’t write another one. Which is totally cat. I mean they do something perfectly, and you better have been paying attention, because they are Not going to do again. 

That’s crazy. Like only having one piece of bologna. I LOVE bologna! If you’re that good at something, do it and do it and do it. Or eat it and eat it and eat it. Or chase a frisbee and chase it and chase it! 














I found this photo on the MomPeople’s computer. HarperCat eating a bird. A Mockingbird? Is that research? 

I was wondering. If HarperCat can write a book, what about NikkiCat? I’d help him. After all I already like posting to MomPeople’s blog. I could help a lot. I think the first thing I could do is let NikkiCAt use my photo on the cover of the book. A photo should have a smile in it, and trust me, none of NikkiCat’s photos have smiles. 

I mean really. Does this look like a friendly nice author you’d buy a book from? He looks kind of like angry-cat to me. And I DID not eat his kibble, that time.  

Now this is an author photo. Wouldn’t you buy a book from a friendly guy like me? 
To Chase a Chipmunk- That’s what NikkiCat and My book could be called. I’m Very good at barking and chasing. I can help with this! We could earn a lot of bologna, and even some Cat Treats. Yep! If HarperCat can write a book, so can we! 

Rufus

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Rufus: Just Saying: SNOW DAY! Ear-Flying GOOD TIMES!

Rufus: Just Saying:  SNOW DAY!!! Ear-Flying GOOD TIMES!
25 January 2015  

It’s been very busy here. The MomPeople’s sister came to visit. AuntPeople is VERY cool. Exceptional at handing out treats. 

After she left, we HAD SNOW!!! I LOVE SNOW!!! DadPeople, MomPeople, and I went to play in the snow as soon as we got up yesterday morning. 






First I ran through our front yard. And then I was a VERY good Dawg. I waited for the People to catch up at the top of the driveway. Look at all the snow across the street!!  














Then I showed DadPeople how to run in the snow. People are not great snow runners FYI.   
































Of course snow is not just for running. It’s also for ‘snuffle upping’. So I checked this spot. My head is in the snow. FYI.












But then it was time to run AGAIN!  












And then the People got worried that I was too wet. REALLY? To make them happy I shook off the snow.  Everything shook, including my cheeks. Pretty good, huh? 



And then I was off and running again. It made the People happy. They laughed. It made me happy. I laughed.  One Ear-flying good SNOW DAY!  
Rufus 

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Rufus: Just Saying: New Years Resolutions for MyPeople

Rufus: Just Saying: New Years Resolutions for MyPeople 
7 January 2015

Sigh. MomPeople has been way too busy with her stuff, and she won’t let me near the computer. Something about me chewing the legs on a chair. What does that have to do with computering? I wouldn’t eat the computer. Well, not if there weren’t any crumbs or anything on it that needed cleaning up. 

So it’s MomPeople’s fault I’m a whole week late with my post. And that’s my first New Years Resolution. MomPeople should schedule my posts into her To Do List. And not make me wait while she does workshop homework or revisions on her stories (Which should have me in them.)

NikkiCat and I worked on this very important New Year’s Resolutions for ThePeople”

1) More People Time spent with NikkiCat and I. 
Nikki wants MomPeople to not move around the house. She should just stay in her office and type while NikkiCat sleeps in his bed nearby (where he supervises and gets back to me on the fact that Neither of us are in the story she’s working on!!!) 
I vote for this one too, because if MomPeople just writes, then she won’t run that humongously noisy dirt-sucking machine that forces me to bark. 
I want DadPeople to go OUT and play with me more. We really need to chase that squirrel who sits inside the bird feeder and eats all the seed. And there is a LOT of deer poop to eat since MomPeople puts out corn for the deer every morning.

B) No more clothes for us. 
Today I could barely run out at the pond wearing my new camouflage winter coat. I don't' care that the Pit Bull down the street has a new red coat. He won’t even look anyone in the eyes; he’s that embarrassed
NikkiCat tells me there’s a red sweater that The People get out every winter and try to make him wear. NikkiCat just goes limp to demonstrate how sweaters do bad things to cats. I may try that with the coat. 


C) NikkiCat doesn't have a problem with ThePeople issuing commands. He says if The People ever did anything this stupid with him, he’d just give them his Hard Stare. 
I don’t mind so much except for the ‘Sit’ command. When we’re out in the cold or wet, ThePeople should not tell me to ‘Sit’. Unless they’re willing to drop their drawers and plant their bare butts on the cold ground first. 

4) The People should stop spelling out words in front of me. I know they’re talking about something really barking-good, like cookies. Which means I’m going to get excited and bark, and jump. Who knows? If they’re spelling, it could be so many good things. Just tell me. Is it ‘go to the park’? Or cookies? Or play frisbee? 
“C-O-O-K-I-E-S” is probably cookies. Just hand them over MomPeople, “CookieMomster.” 

Rufus 
 BTW: One more resolution for MY People. More Snow! I love Snow! It snowed today!  






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Friday, December 26, 2014

Rufus: Just Saying: A VERY Ducky Christmas!

Rufus: Just Saying: A VERY Ducky Christmas! 
26 December 2014 







I LOVE Christmas. This year I was home with my DadPeople and MomPeople, and Nikki, AND brand new FamilyPeople who are NOT cats!

 ProfessorDaughterPeople and HerSpecialPeople came for Christmas! ProfessorDaughterPeople is a VERY good ear scratcher. And HerSpecialPeople was so nice. He shaved his beard when it upset me!! Wow! And they both went on walks with me and DadPeople and MomPeople!





And then Sandy Paws Came! I got that new un-chewed whiffle ball I hoped for. I’d never seen a ball held prisoner by paper before. It took  a few seconds to free the ball from the clutches of the enemy paper.(Wrapping paper doesn’t taste nearly as good as it looks.) I am now very good at ball rescue. If NikkiCat wants me to free his balls, I’m available. 






All TheFamilyPeople were standing around watching me. Since this gift thing is a new experience for me, I decided to take my new ball into my private space. My crate. It also gave me a chance to spit out the paper, in case I needed it later. 






But you’re not going to believe what came next! Another toy! ProfessorDaughterPeople and HerSpecialPeople gave me a farting duck! I mean is that the best toy in the whole world or what? 










DadPeople and ProfessorDaughterPeople kept calling it a quacky duck. But please! I know which end the quacks come out of on a duck. And trust me that’s not the quacking end. 


Rufus 












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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Rufus: Just Saying: MY OWN CHRISTMAS TREE!

Rufus: Just Saying: MY OWN CHRISTMAS TREE!
16 December 2014 













I HAVE MY OWN CHRISTMAS TREE!


The MomPeople put this tree down in The DadPeople and my Man Cave.  I’m ready for Christmas. 

Come on Sandy Paws!
I’ve been a very good dawg. (Don’t look at the chewed up whiffle balls in my toy bucket. I was Supposed to chew them, honest.) 

And I haven’t chewed a single sparkly ball on my tree. Even if they are a really good size for chasing and . . .

Sandy Paws, I have a Christmas wish list. I could use a new whiffle ball. And I’d like all the other dogs and cats to have good homes and good People. And everybody to have a wonderful year! 

I HAVE MY OWN CHRISTMAS TREE!!! 

Rufus 


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