Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Back to School

Lady and I have been working every day, long hours, preparing for today's opening day of school. I'm still homeschooled, so I didn't go today. But I was sure there helping Lady get ready! I stepped on bulletin board posters she was drawing, spilled my water on another chart, shredded her door mat, chased the workmen away, scared a new student, unmade her freshly made reading corner, emptied the trash for her, and killed one of the geckos. I had to stay busy when I wasn't napping in her reading corner! Everytime Lady went downstairs, I went downstairs. I even attended her faculty meetings. I was very quiet. She gave me a new chew. Lady took me every day and every night as she prepared. She likes my company. Auntie Carole, Millie's mom, brought me this bunny from America. I think she still feels guilty about breaking our arranged marriage. Millie is a cute little wire haired dachshund. She didn't go to America, but stayed in India. This year, Auntie Carole's two kids are in Lady's third grade.
Lady says my doctor is coming tomorrow. Uh Oh. I have chewed all the hair off two of my toes, and it is red and swollen. Lady thinks I picked up an infection from one of my street friends, "Doe." Doe's toes are a mess and she has trouble walking. I can walk just fine, but I run on three legs most of the time. I hope he doesn't stick me. I absolutely hate that!!
It rained hard this afternoon as Lady was trying to get hoem from school. I don't like going out in the rain, so I wait. Don't forget, you can e-mail me at littledogmarley@hotmail.com.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Vacation's Almost Over

Lady's friends have headed home. Now she has to get ready for school. What does that mean for me? I have her around the house for only a few more days until she is back in the school routine. My job is to let our landlady know when someone tries to open our gate. Two days ago, just two doors down, someone robbed our neighbor at 1:00 in the afternoon! Auntie S. depends on me to let her know when someone comes as she is alone most days. Now, I do let her know when strange dogs, or other male dogs I don't like walk by as well. I am a dog. I am territorial. I do a good job of letting my humans know when someone is too near. Once I see who it is, if it is a friend, I stop barking. I also run the kids off if they hang on the gate to beg. We always deliver their goodies. We don't ever give them stuff from the gate. If we did, they would be out there all the time crying, "Auntie, Auntie, Auntie." Sometimes, they do it anyway. Auntie S. doesn't like it and runs them off, too.
I get really muddy these days, as it is monsoon season and I am so low to the ground. I don't like to go out in the rain, but sometimes I will with my raincoat on. I don't have any boots because my nails are too long.
Lady and I have been busy cleaning the house and doing laundry. Last night she cooked up some chicken for me. That is true love. She mixes it in with my Pedigree dry food.
I don't get to go as many places in India as I did in China because they don't allow dogs in so many places here. Lady and I miss that. I used to go almost everywhere with her. SHe still takes to to school when she goes after hours to work. And she says I can go during preplanning. But I can't go when the students come because I will be too much of a distraction. I do get to go on special occasions, and the students come to see me. I will be homeschooled again. Yes, I still learn stuff. Write me at littledogmarley@hotmail.com