A Dogie For #Caturday

Sweetie PieSweetie Pie Turner, here. MomGoth is my mom’s daughter, but I’ve adopted her as my MomGoth, since she feeds me in the morning. She also puts out my ration of food for the day, although every once in a while Mom sneaks me a little extra! ~giggle~ I’m supposed to be on a diet, though, so Mom is usually “good” about holding me to my ration — if you can call that GOOD!

MomGoth and I have been having fun with my impressions. Sometimes we disagree on them, though. Here I am, on MomGoth’s chair. I told her I was supposed to be her with her legs crossed.

SPhogtiedShe said I look more like a dogie. I said, “I do not now nor will I ever look like a canine!” She said, “Not a DOGGIE, a DOGIE! A motherless calf. As in ‘Get along, little dogie.’ Don’t you speak Amer’can?” I said, “I have a Mom, thank you, and I am no sort of a doggie, let alone a long one. And it’s called a Dachshund. Don’t you speak German?”

She jumped up and down a few times, which is always fun because it feels like an earthquake, and did HER impression of The Incredible Hulk, only red instead of green. It was highly amusing.

In other news, we saw a chipmunk this morning! We don’t see many of them, because the squirrels hog all the bird food, so we were very happy.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: Have you ever been on a diet, or have you ever been told you SHOULD be on one?



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One thought on “A Dogie For #Caturday

  1. Dan Antion

    June 25, 2016 at 8:51am

    Now, we were having fun Marian, why did you have to bring up the ‘D-word’ ? I better get along now.

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    • Marian Allen

      June 25, 2016 at 1:15pm

      Uh-oh, what’s the bad D-word? Dachshund? You don’t like the wiener dogs?

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  2. Jane

    June 25, 2016 at 11:01am

    Wee little Sweetie Pie is probably the size she ought to be, Well….perhaps..

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    • Marian Allen

      June 25, 2016 at 1:16pm

      I believe she is, now. I can identify a waist, which is more than I can do for myself, so….

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    • Marian Allen

      June 25, 2016 at 2:35pm

      LOL! “Drinking a beer is like eating seven slices of bread”? SERIOUSLY? I guess there’s a reason they call it “stout.”

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  3. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    June 25, 2016 at 4:33pm

    ‘Diet’ originally meant ‘way of life,’ in which case I don’t mind being on a diet.

    Unfortunately, if you don’t have the right metabolism, and have food available, you’re going to be the size most of your female relatives who don’t watch every bite are. Or worse.

    I only function reasonably well on a low carb diet, so I stick to that most of the time. Unfortunately, the goodies are on the wrong side of that, and even if you watch the kind of food you eat, if the quantities start going up, my little Fat Manager, a very successful guy at his job, will store some away for the winter that probably won’t come.

    And since I can’t exercise, and am not allowed to get my heart rate over 92 beats per minute, I don’t have that way of using up some of the stores.

    If I ever get well, I swear I’m going to hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, which is the only guaranteed way of losing weight that I know of that keeps it off. You will end up looking very odd – powerful leg muscles, and skinny arms, but you won’t be fat.

    Still, I’d do it in a minute if I could!

    I’ll take Sweetie with me. Does she like walking on a leash?

    PS I HAVE a Gravatar – I don’t know why it doesn’t show up sometimes.

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    • Marian Allen

      June 25, 2016 at 5:03pm

      Sweetie Pie walks on a leash the way a side of bacon would walk on a leash. In other words, if you have the muscle power, you can drag her, but that’s about it.

      I wondered about your Gravatar. The internet is a strange and puzzling thing, isn’t it?

      If you want to hike the Appalachian Trail, you MUST read Bill Bryson’s A WALK IN THE WOODS. 😀

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      • Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

        June 25, 2016 at 5:32pm

        It finally clicked – after I noticed my Gravatar not appearing on another site – I have it associated with only one of my email addresses!


        I updated (now I need to get around to changing the picture), and I understand why it didn’t appear. Did I say I’m slow before?

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        • Marian Allen

          June 26, 2016 at 7:20am

          That’s good detective work! Now I’ll be seeing your pretty picture EVERY time you comment! 🙂

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