Max, stops to read the "front page." (Click pictures for larger view)
"Dogs need to sniff the ground; it's how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued into the next yard." ~ Dave BarryThis is how we go for a walk. First stop, the light post at the edge of the yard. Max sniffs and sniffs, then leaves a little deposit. This is the front page; stories of the big dog food heist at PetSmart and the gang wars over behind the shopping center. There are also stories about the price of dogfood always going up, up, up, and that family of poodles that had 15 puppies. (Don't they know where puppies come from?) Then it is on to the utility box down the street. (continued)
Here there is more news, perhaps the society page or news about that cute little Pug that lives next door with that nasty dog named "Lovey", that jumps the fence and tries to bite Max's nose through the chain link. Oh! Maybe it's the police report. Maybe Lovey was arrested on one of her excursions!! Max can always hope, can't he?
By the time we get to the next page, Max has about exhausted his supply of "ink" to write his part of the story. This seems to be the sports page and it must be hunting season. Stories of canines catching those pesky squirrels and information on those strange raccoons that decided to mate out in the brush back of the fence. So, that's why they sounded like screaming banshee!
On the way home he stops to read the daily comics and the editorial page. He feels torn when other dogs rant about the cats and how horrid they are. Max is a dog but six of his best friends and sleeping buddies are cats. He'd like to leave his own opinion, and he tries but there just isn't anything left. So home we go to rest for another day.
Max wants to let everyone know that he is doing well right now. He has made new friends at the oncology office, has had two doses of cytoxan and the skin nodules have all but disappeared. He's gained a little weight from the prednisone and maybe because his mom gives him more snacks and spoils him rotten. So far, life is good and it's almost FIG SEASON!
Max will visit Friday's Ark today and will go see his buddies this weekend at the Carnival of the Dogs, hosted by Mickey's Musings. Hope to see you there!
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