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September 9th, 2008


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05:38 pm - The Dog of the House: Dear Diary
The Dog of the House offers her diary for today for your inspection:

4:45 am. L's alarm goes off, well before our usual time of rising. "What?" I say, and gallop into the bedroom to check on this. L does not appear to notice anything wrong. I go with it.

5:30 am. Have had my morning excursions outside and my breakfast; L has had toast (and shared with me). Suddenly, a cry: "It's *5:30*! What??" We gallop into the bedroom to check on this, and L finds that her alarm had been set wrong. This is our normal time of rising, however, so L decides to stay up. I go with it.

5:35 am. By 'go with it,' I of course mean that I retire to my bed for a nap.

6:50 am. L having bothered me by doing a load of laundry, she then decides it's time for our walk. The world, however, is not only hot and muggy but alive with trucks. I decline courteously and pull her the hell back into the house.

7:10 am. Not so many toads in the back garden in the morning. Woe.

8:00 am. L is working, sort of, when outside comes the sounds of hedge trimmers. Landscape guys have arrived, some three weeks ahead of schedule, and are attacking shrubbery. "Yay!" L says. "Except what? Three weeks early? What what what?"

8:45 am. L leaves for work. I sulk over a shoe, and then, exhausted, nap despite the loud noises from out there.

11:30 am. L arrives to collect me for my office hour. Landscape guys still here. Woe. However, enjoy my time at work, even though freixenet does not share spicy tuna as I request.

12:35 pm. Return from office. L frazzled, as roofer has now called to say is coming to inspect leaking roof. Landscape guys go off for lunch. I investigate the cleared backyard, which is actually being cleared *six* weeks early. L whimpers.

1:10 pm. Roofer comes and quotes price. L makes further whimpering noises. Roofer leaves. L leaves. I sulk over a shoe, and then nap.

4:15 pm. L comes home. I go outside and gallop in the newly cleared back garden. However, am also starving. Am fed early.

5:00 pm. Write diary entry. Wave at the world, with hugs.

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From:cindergal
Date:September 9th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
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Poor DotH (may I call you that?), forced to rise so early. And without sufficient numbers of toads!

::scratches behind your ears::
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From:laurawise
Date:September 9th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much, C, I'm a bit itchy back there. [enjoys scratches] [sends hugs]
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From:gwynnega
Date:September 9th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
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Too many trucks, not enough toads! But plenty of napping, it seems... :-)
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From:laurawise
Date:September 9th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Too many trucks, not enough toads! Sad but true, Gwynne. Sad but true.

[hugs]
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From:kathyh
Date:September 9th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
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Waving back with hugs. Would send spicy tuna and toads but unfortunately there seems to be a shortage of both. Hoping to hear from DotH again :)
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From:laurawise
Date:September 9th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
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Thank you kindly for your thought, K, even though you too are bereft of toads and tuna. [hugs]
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From:paratti
Date:September 9th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
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((hugs)))
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From:laurawise
Date:September 9th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
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Hugs, L, and more hugs! Please don't mind the shedding.
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From:anne_d
Date:September 9th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
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Your world is most fascinating, Dog of the House; even my cats are impressed.

[sends waves and hugs back to you and L]
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From:laurawise
Date:September 9th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, A, but really, my life is full of deprivation. No toads, no spicy tuna...

[hugs hugs, regardless]
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From:anne_d
Date:September 9th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
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No toads, no spicy tuna...

Aren't toads rather nasty, or do you merely observe them? I think it is shameful that a dog of your high quality cannot have spicy tuna when she wishes.

[sends hopes that your fondest dreams will soon be fulfilled]
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From:laurawise
Date:September 9th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
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I confess it. Toads are pleasantly crunchy, and if licked, sometimes give one a little buzz. [hangs head]

[sends hugs and all good hopes back]
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From:nutterbudgie
Date:September 10th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
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Gosh you are a very busy dog! I hope L understands all you do.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 10th, 2008 10:26 am (UTC)
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Thank you, thank you -- I'm glad someone appreciates my industry! My life can be so difficult...

[sends hugs and gratitude]
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From:freixenet
Date:September 10th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
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Dear Miss,

Please, please do accept my abject apologies for not immediately acceding to your utterly ladylike request for tuna. I felt compelled, however, to deny you because of my fear for the tuna's impact on your, er, doings, which, because you are a princess, are princessly. Please do me the enormous favor of forgiving me my transgressions.

Yours most abjectly,

Freixenet
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From:laurawise
Date:September 10th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
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Dear Freixenet, of course I forgive you. After all, L denies me food all the time, and I'll just shift all the blame to her!

[hugs and cuddles]
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From:nashvillain615
Date:September 10th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
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*smooches said DotH and snuggles neck*

I say you've had more than enough day. Time to settle in iwth L. for the evening. But be sure and bring your shoe...

Kimi
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From:laurawise
Date:September 10th, 2008 10:30 am (UTC)
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Dear Kimi! [snuggles back] I confess that it was actually L's shoe, but let's not dwell on technicalities.

[hugs hugs] Happy Wednesday!
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From:ljrags
Date:September 10th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
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Dear DotH,

You have had quite a day! Supervising humans, toad hunting and inspecting newly manicured lawns. You deserve your naps :)

Give your human your most adoring, pet me gaze because I think she needs it. Sounds like she has had a bit o' a Monday {G}

*hugs and belly rubs*
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From:laurawise
Date:September 10th, 2008 10:32 am (UTC)
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Dear friend, thank you! Because I truly do deserve many naps. Truly.

[hugs] May it be a nice Wednesday for you! It's a busy office day for me, which is pleasing.
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From:winding_path
Date:September 10th, 2008 11:38 am (UTC)
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I get the oddest feeling the universe is conspiring to rush you, and to rush L, too.

But at least you got dinner early.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 10th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
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I feel rushed, W_P. I do indeed.

[sends soothing, non-rushed hugs your way] Happy day to you!
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From:lazy_neutrino
Date:September 10th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
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Wishing you many toads, dear Dog.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 10th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
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And I am sending you many hugs in return, dear kind Person.
[hugs hugs]
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From:mobile_alh
Date:September 10th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
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Busy, busy important personage! May I scratch your ears? And try to forgive L her apparent neglect...life is hard all round this week, as evidenced by my feline's exhaustion displayed in her icon.
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From:laurawise
Date:September 10th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much, A -- my ears are rather itchy.

And thank you for your wise words, and I promise not to chase your tired cat. Happy happy end of Wednesday! [hugs]
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From:headrush100
Date:September 10th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
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DotH, you've had a busy day! Bonnie waves, and says why on earth do you allow yourself to be roused at such an ungodly hour? She herself does not touch paw to floor before 8, whereupon she is given breakfast, checks the garden is still there, and then wanders in to see if anyone has accidentally prepared themselves more breakfast than they could possibly eat, and whether it includes bacon. Whereupon she leans over them like a vulture until their will is broken. It's not subtle, but it works.

*hugs* to you both!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 11th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
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The Dog of the House sends her very best to Bonnie, and adds that early rising is something she enjoys. (Esp. because she can go RIGHT BACK TO BED.)

:-))

Hugs hugs to you and Bonnie!
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From:pinkdormouse
Date:September 11th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
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Poor dog being woken so early!
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From:laurawise
Date:September 11th, 2008 10:43 am (UTC)
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The Dog of the House says:

Dear Gina, actually I thought it might be cool this morning to get up that early, and I went into L's room and whimpered by her bed at 4:45. She wasn't amused, which I found strange.

[hugs hugs]
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From:heron_pose
Date:September 12th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
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Dog is my co-pilot.

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:September 12th, 2008 10:47 am (UTC)
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Dear H-P,

You are a wonderful individual who understands the true importance of dogs. Happy day, with lots of treats!

Hugs,
The Dog of the House

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