"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Toby tells all

Not too long ago, Sundance (Diane’s four-legged friend) took over her blog in the form of a doggy interview. Toby was totally jealous and decided he needed a little face time, too. Since I didn’t have much to say today, I figured I’d let him at it.

1. Do you think you’re hot? Only after I make a few laps around the backyard and get all sweaty…have you seen how fast squirrels can run? It’s insane. I’m going to catch one soon though, just wait. Oh…what’s that? You mean am I cute? Seriously? Have you seen me?

2. Upload a favorite picture of you. Why do you like this picture? Oh, man… that’s my ball. It’s all chewy and bouncy and stuff…I love my ball.


3. When was the last time you ate pizza? Mom usually gives me a bite of everything she eats, but I haven’t had a whole slice in awhile. One time, she left her plate on the coffee table, right in front of my nose while she went to the kitchen. What’s a dog supposed to do?? I thought she was sharing…

4. What was the last song you listened to? Song? That’s a stretch… all I listen to lately is Mom butchering songs on that thing with strings. It’s awful.

5. What are you doing now? Laying around the house while Mom’s at work. I’m usually a bum till she gets home, then it’s full throttle until bed time.

6. What name would you prefer besides Toby? Toby’s not that bad, considering I usually hear “Retard” or “Bad Dog!” She says she loves me, but sometimes I wonder.

7. What’s your favorite thing to do? My favorite thing is keeping those pesky squirrels out of the yard. One time, I sat beneath a tree and barked for three hours, just to be sure none of those furry-butts tried to come back down. I didn’t even budge when Mom threatened me. That’s determination. And she says I have a short attention span…

8. Where do you sleep? On the bed. That’s normal, right? You mean some dogs sleep somewhere else? Why?? Not this dog. I gotta be under the covers. Mom keeps the house cold at night.

9. Do you have a favorite toy? Didn’t we already go over this? My ball…duh! Remember, it’s chewy and bouncy? Don’t you listen?

10. Are there any other animals at your house? No… Mom brought home a really mean dog one time. It didn’t work out. I wanted to play, but he wanted to chew my neck off. And he wouldn’t let me near Mom… Jerk. He had to go.

15 comments:

Diane said...

"I thought she was sharing." Hahahaha... I'm pretty sure that's what Sundance thinks every time he shoves his face down into my mug of tea. Damned dog.

This was a riot... Toby sounds pretty cool. But if I was a furry-butt, I'd totally stay away!

Anonymous said...

Toby, how did you manage to weasel yourself so deep into my heart? Ask your mom, I'm really not that big of a dog person and you're not a well behaved dog. Still,there's something about you, maybe we met before? in another life?
love,
G-ma

Dan said...

Those squirrels are hard to catch and even harder to scare. Carry on.

Lacey said...

I think Toby and Evie Havoc would get along so well! What with stealing pizza, and chasing furry little creatures (Evie's favorite is stray cats... sigh). And they could swap doggie stories over their Kong and Ball... They'd be like two peas in a pod! :-)

America's Next Top Mommy said...

Hi there. Just dropping by from Missy's blog and though I'd say hello. First of all, Toby is totally hot :-) Secondly, squirrels are the bane of my existence so Toby...keep on chasing!

Such a cute idea and such an adorable doggie!!

SweetPeaSurry said...

Adorable! All these animal posts lately are getting me missing having my own pets. Might soon be time.

Chef E said...

Oh this is too cute! could fit a few fellows I have known in the past, lol

Jessica said...

Cute cute cute!
Our family dog, Cayce, likes to chase squirrels all the time too (and cats and birds... ) She's never actually caught anything besides a lizard until last week. She pounced on a possum(sp) and got it good. She didn't like it too much. Left it there on the spot. Came in and had a bunch of drool over her mouth and drank enough water to drown herself in. I don't know if she'll be animal chasing anymore.

Jen L. said...

Oh, Toby. You are precious. Tell mommy to get you some earplugs for when she plays the thing with strings. ;)

Missy said...

I love this dog! I hate squirrels! We would get along great!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Well, that was more informative than some of the other interviews I've seen on TV of late.

Mel said...

He's all over those squirrels, isn't he? Oh, Toby!

Femin Susan said...

Hello……. !
Very cute all these pictures... Great……. may god bless you !

Jenners said...

Toby -- You seem to have enough personality for 10 dogs. And you know, you sound pretty spoiled to me ... not all dogs get to sleep with their humans in a bed! And I agree with you about the squirrels -- they are quite pesky. Good job keeping your yard clean! And you wait until you are TOLD to eat ... don't think Mama was sharing that piece of pizza!

Bethany@MyLifeinBlackandWhite said...

So cute! Toby, did you know that you are famous here at your mom's work? I'm sure she doesn't tell every embarrassing thing you do, but we do hear some pretty good stories.