Hi! My name is Yoda and welcome to my blog!

Monday, September 21, 2009

My Trip to James River State Park

I am a very lucky dog. Because my mom works for Virginia State Parks, I get to visit a lot of different parks. You won't believe how many different smells there are all over these parks and how many different kinds of animals leave their poop behind!

We got to stay in one of the park's really new and modern cabins. First problem though - really slippery hard wood floors. I would get so excited and run around and then I'd end up flat on my side or back end from slipping on the floor. I told mommy they need carpet. She told me to stop running.

On vacation, we were away from the other people in the park so I could run around without my leash but that is against the rules so mommy and daddy blocked the ends of the cabin's porch and I could be outside on the porch with them and look at the beautiful scenery. Once daddy didn't block it so well so I had a bit of a romp in the tall grass until I heard mom call me. I was a good dog and came right back. Mom said it would look very bad if she got a ticket because I was bad. I don't want to get mom in trouble.

Mom had to work while we were there. She was there for some meeting, but dad stayed with me most of the time and we had fun. When we had too much fun, I just chilled out on the couch in the cabin.

I hope we have some more trips soon!

Just in case you missed my mom's blogs from our vacation that had my pictures in them, see these links: My Visit to Shenandoah River State Park and My Visit to Shenandoah River State Park Part III.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Chewing is my Life

I am a world class chewer. Here I am making headway on a bone from the big red bag mom gets me from @bestbullysticks (http://www.bestbullysticks.com).

Fortunately, I have a couple of toys I have so far been unable to destroy. One is my goughnut from my friend @babypatches (http://www.suppliesjustforpets.com). Here I am playing with my goughnut with my dad.

Hello Blog World!

Hello Blog World. My name is Yoda. I decided to start my own blog partly because some of my best anipals on Twitter have a blog and also because sometimes 140 characters just isn’t enough. I go by @Yoda_the_Dog on Twitter.

As much as I hate to admit it, I need my human mom’s help to type the blog. She has a very busy job with Virginia State Parks including doing their blogging and Twitter plus a lot more things I don’t understand. She works more hours doing it than most humans (daddy says too much), so I may not be able to post new blogs as often as I like.

We are starting this first one because mom is on vacation.

Some background about me. I was born May 28, 2008 to a wonderful dog mom, an English Shepherd, who lives in Powhatan, Virginia. It just so happens that my dog mom lives next door to the Director of State Parks who even helped deliver me. Since my dad, the neighborhood black lab, did not stick around to make an honest woman of my dog mom and her nine puppies, when I was old enough I went to live with my human mom and dad.

It’s great where I live. We live on a pond and I get to go swimming in the pond. There is a big back yard but I get to stay in the house whenever I want. We live with my mom’s mother. She has a dog named Roscoe and my mom and dad have another old dog who doesn’t like to play with me. His name is Goliath. Mostly I stay in mom and dad’s area of the house with my four kitteh sibs: Majel, Caesar, Cleo and Sabrina. They don’t really like to play with me either.

Mom and dad take me whenever they go away for a night or longer and I have visited five state parks so far. Apparently mommy loves her job so much she even likes to vacation there although sometimes we go when she has a meeting or other business. This week at Shenandoah River State Park has been vacation. We are right on the river and I go swimming in it everyday. Mom and dad have also come in with me here although they won’t put one toe in our pond at home.

Mom and Dad have been leaving me at the cabin when they go out afternoons but today I put my paw down and insisted I come too. I did this insisting by refusing to let daddy close the door with me inside. I have learned it is pretty easy to frustrate daddy so he just gave up.

We have a few more days left here and I get to go to another new park next week because Mom has a meeting. That will make 6 state parks for me!