Did I tell you our new home is next to the beach? We already went to the beach a lot, but now we go there all the time. I love it!
My name is Chuck. Actually, I am Chuck the Second. The first Chuck came to a terrible end:
I’d rather not comment on this, it gives me the shivers.
I am very grateful that B gives me the opportunity to share my deepest thoughts and feelings with you in this guest blog. I know I have featured in many blogs, B writing about me. This time I can give you my point of view.
My basic emotions are insecurity and fear. That isn’t nice, but it is the truth. And since I am serious about blogging, and very grateful B gives me the opportunity, I will be honest with you. I am ever fearful that something terrible will happen to me. I should know that B does everything in her power to protect me from this, but one never knows what will happen.
Did I mention that I am very grateful that B gives me the opportunity to blog? It will do no harm to repeat that. I am, you know. Anyway, about my second basic emotion: insecurity. I am the favorite prey of B, to be precise I am her top trophy. She takes me around the house and the garden all the time. I usually have to guess what her intentions are. I’m sure they are good, naturally, but nevertheless…. Therefore the insecurity. It depends on the situation how insecure I am. For instance, she dropped me here:
Does this mean she puts me near to the fire, so I will be cosy and warm? Or does it mean she will put me into the fire, which (I probably do not have to explain this to you) will do no good to the material I am made from?
Does she put me here so I can have a lovely view from the top of the stairs? It could be, but I could fall too. It is a long way down! And although I am made of flexible stuff, it will hurt, bouncing all the way down – I can assure you.
Than there are the times she takes me out into the garden. That sounds nice, I can be outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. But sometimes she forgets to take me in again and I am left out in the cold and rain.
Maybe I should not feel so insecure, maybe I should just trust her and know that she loves me. Sometimes I do, you know. When she holds me close:
But then, at other times, she just drags me around the house and chews on me hard. Which is not particularly nice, even when one is made out of rubber.
That is why my basic emotions are insecurity and fear. Maybe I will explore this a little more in a next blog, if I get the chance to blog again. One never knows, of course. Sorry if this blog did not cheer you up, I know that B’s posts usually are much funnier. But that is the way it is. Life is pretty hard for a Chuck.
We finally moved to our new home. It was quite an exciting time, a lot of amazing things happened. That is why you have not heard from me for a while. I was very busy.
I was busy inspecting the work. There were a lot of different humans coming to our new home, doing all sorts of things:
I was also busy inspecting my beds. You know: whether they were placed properly. They have to be in exactly the right spot, with enough sunlight, no draft and a good view so I can do some guarding, even when I rest.
I am glad to inform you we are all settled now. My beds are in the right places, my toys and chewy bones and food made it to the new house, too. I am quite content.
As I told you in earlier posts, we are going to move house. The house is not finished yet, but M tells me we are moving soon. I am looking forward to it! It has a big garden for me to guard. I can’t wait to chase all the squirrels, rabbits and foxes out of it. There are some juicy cats living in the neighborhood, too. It will be fun!
We are at the new place almost every weekend. M and P work in the garden and I investigate the place. I am busy leaving my marks. Verbally, by barking really loud at humans and animals walking by. Hey, everyone should know we are going to live here! It will be my task to keep intruders out. It is important that everybody knows they will encounter a ferocious guarding dog if they step over the fence:
I am also leaving my marks in a visual kind of way. One can never be too shy on these matters, you know. It is very important to show this space is occupied, by a huge dog (with big feet).
Last weekend we were at our new house again. M and P worked in the garden and I guarded the place. After a while I felt I had to retreat indoors, to do some guarding there. I also thought this was a good idea because it was kind of cold outside.
However, inside it turned to be cold too. The heating does not work! I do hope it will be fixed before we move, because…. well, I am from Greece, you know. I am equipped for a warm climate. Not the wet cold Dutch weather.
Happily M knew a solution to this. She saw me shivering, took her coat and wrapped me in it! I usually do not approve of clothing for dogs, but when it is very cold it has its benefits. I was glad to have her coat on. Sweet of her to do this, too.
Last weekend was a bit too much. I went running with P and walking with M and guardening at our new house. It is a lot, you know, having to guard two houses. Even for a dog with my stamina.
I need some time to rest, really. As in: snoozing for a couple of hours, being left alone. I need me-time. And that is precisely what I will indulge myself in. See you later!
Look what I got:
A box full of surprises! All kinds of yummy things hidden in paper and little cups. I unwrapped them carefully and ate them all.
M gave it to me as a present, because today is the last day of the year 2017. Tomorrow it will be a new year with a new number, M tells me. Typical human to measure time in numbers – I think that is very odd. Anyway: they wish each other a happy new year, so I will do so too. I hope this new year will be full of adventures and happy surprises, for all of you! Happy new year!