4 Paws Diary – Ep 25


Episode 25

4 Paws Diary

06th October – 23rd October

Halloween Shuffle

Hey Everyone,

Been a while since l last penned anything to you all, well not really, a little over two weeks and just under three, so about average, but a lot is sort of happening, and it isn’t if that makes for any sense? Well the update is they still haven’t managed to bath me, so that’s definitely a good thing. They keep trying to brush me, and l start doing my Halloween shuffle which is basically l just start to shake all over. Then you hear them both say things like “Dudes! Pack it in we are only trying to brush you you have become a shaggy monster, we are not beating you!”

The thing is l don’t like being brushed and so l will continue to do the Halloween shuffle until they stop, which eventually they do, because l am shaking, trembling and shuddering. Mummy usually manages to get and l quote ‘ a small puppy out of me’, so once l hear that, l wiggle and squirm and then l am off. If they don’t let go, l make a little yelp, and thinking they have hurt me, they let go and l run off. Daddy says it’s a learned behaviour that works, but still lets me go!! Bol, bol!!

So it’s Scrappy 2 and Them 0 in my world!

Wish l had more to discuss, but l don’t, as there isn’t much going on. My elbob cleared up, after Mummy started bathing it, and applying the stareoyd cream, that’s probably not the right way to spell it and Dad says it most assuredly isn’t, but l just give him my famous Scrappy stare and he backs off! I even had to walk around for a few days with the silly inflatable raft on my head and a silly colourful sock on my back leg, to stop me scratching!  I looked really silly! So if l don’t want to be bathed and brushed l will not let them do either, that is what they get for making me look stupid for nearly a week!

Perhaps my readers can help me out with something? For weeks l have been trying to figure out my new interview form, but trying to pin down Dad for long enough has been seriously hard work, he is just always busy, or like now, really tired and is trying to stay awake. But also he has been so tied up with other things that my interview form has taken a back seat.

Below is my interview form for dogs, but l wish to extend my diversity so l can interview a range of petz, not just dogs and katz [which has it’s own sheet], but l need it to be more universal, so what questions do you think l can put in there to make it more generic to all animal types? That would be a real help.

A] Personal Details

1] Your Name?

2] What do you call your 2-leggeds?

3] What K9 Breed are you?

4] How Old Are You?

5] Do you live inside or outside and more importantly – do you run your household?

6] Where abouts in the world do you live?

B] Exercise/Play Time/Adventuring

7] How often do you take your 2 leggeds for a walk?

8] Do you do lots of adventuring when out and about?

9] Do your 2 leggeds allow you to talk to other K9’s on your walks or do they huff and puff behind you and urge you to hurry along?

10] Are you allowed to do ‘stuff’ on your walks freely? Do you walk off or on lead?

11] Have your 2 leggeds ever embarrassed you? If so how?

12] Do your 2 leggeds expect you to fetch the ball/toy every time during soft/hard play?

13] Do you have favourite toys and if so, what are they?

14] Are you a very much loved K9?

15] Do your 2 leggeds take you away on holidays with them?

C] Eating/Food/Treats

16] Are you given treats? What are your favourites?

17] Are you fed a nutritional diet and is your food moist or dry or both or even the raw meat diet?

18] Are you allowed to sample your 2 leggeds food?

D] Your Personal K9 Stuff

19] Do you have a favourite piece of 2 legged clothing and if so, do they know?

20] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the 2 leggeds?

21] Do you have a bed or a favourite sleeping place?

22] Are you always with your 2-leggeds or do you sometimes need ‘Time out?’

23] Do your 2 leggeds make you ‘dress up?’ If so, when or what for and do you enjoy it?

24] Are you photogenic or make them run after you to capture you on film?

25] Do you have a friendly vet?

26] What would be your pawfect day?

Finally, in your own words tell us something about both you and your 2 leggeds that the questions haven’t touched on or asked about – something unique …


So that is as said the K9 Interview form, it would be great if you could leave your suggestions and ideas in the comment section below, it would be a real help indeed.

Anyway, got to go, Dad wants to use the kompootah again!

Catch you again soon!!

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