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Dogs hanging out at the coffee shop

In Coffee Shops, Shelley and Zoey, Shelley Widhalm on July 26, 2015 at 11:30 am

I am cute waiting for attention at a coffee shop.

I am cute waiting for attention at a coffee shop.

I love going to the coffee shop, not that I drink coffee or engage in conversation but because it’s a place and a way for me to get attention.

My name is Zoey, and I am a very cute long-haired miniature dachshund.

I have methods for getting attention, including looking cute (that’s a given). I stare at the people walking by, straining forward on my front paws and lifting my chin with my tail wiggling. “Look at me, aren’t I cute?” I stare and wink and keep staring. Sometimes it works, and people come back, saying, “I know she wants me to pet her.”
Well, duh.

I get petted and told I’m cute, pretty and beautiful and lots of other adjectives about my sable-colored coat and brown eyes—I’ve even been told I have a dainty, feminine face and am very regal in my stance. Yep, I’m Queen Bee of the Dachshund World.

When my petter moves on, I seek out the next one. I’m a profiler on the stakeout for my next lover of dogs who needs to stop and give me some genuine fur-rubbing.

As my BFF Shelley works on her laptop, I am the epitome of a lapdog seeking attention anywhere and everywhere I can get it. She’s addicted to caffeine, and I’m addicted to getting petted, loved, appreciated, acknowledged and having attention poured on me, like sugar, so sweet on a hot summer day.

It’s a dog’s life, this sitting around relaxing at the coffee shop.

Interviewing the interviewer

In Being Interviewed, Cute Dogs, Interviewing on July 19, 2015 at 11:30 am

Here I am with one of my journals. It has my picture on it! My BFF Shelley uses notebooks when she does her interviews.

Here I am with one of my journals. It has my picture on it! My BFF Shelley uses notebooks when she does her interviews.

My BFF Shelley is famous (or almost, or not quite), but she is the subject of an interview for the Remain Teachable Website, remainteachable.com.

Here is what she blogged about it:

https://shelleywidhalm.wordpress.com/?p=1033&preview=true&preview_id=1033

Months, Days of the Week dedicated to your pets

In Shelley and Zoey, Shelley Widhalm on July 12, 2015 at 11:30 am

I think every day and every month should be dedicated to your pet.

I think every day and every month should be dedicated to your pet.

My BFF Shelley needs to pay heed to YesDogMo, or National Pay Attention to Your Dog all the Time Month, to be celebrated every month of the year.

I like that there are days dedicated to dogs, cats and animals and believe these days should be national holidays with days off from work for pet owners. I actually think Shelley should have all days off to spend more time with me, because I like 100 percent, all-the-time attention.

Here are some of the special animal days:

  • Jan. 21, Squirrel Appreciation Day (Go Squirrels!)
  • Jan. 22, Walking the Dog Day
  • April 11, National Pet Day
  • June 20, Take You Dog to Work Day
  • July 11, All-American Pet Photo Day
  • Aug. 16, Homeless Animals Day (We all need a loving home!)
  • Aug. 26, National Dog Day
  • Oct. 29, National Cat Day (Hey, I like cats, too.)
  • Nov. 17, Black Cat Day

My absolute favorite day is:

  • Feb. 20, Love Your Pet Day

I could do without this day:

  • Jan. 14, Dress Up Your Pet Day

A Dog’s Favorite Objects (in photos)

In A Dog's Toys, Dog Stuff, Dog Treats on July 5, 2015 at 11:30 am

My favorite objects are my teddy bears, toys and treats.

Here is a collection of photos of me with my favorite things.

Here I am with one of my favorite teddy bears, Brown Dog.

Here I am with one of my favorite teddy bears, Brown Dog.

Can you find me among all my toys?

Can you find me among all my toys?

Here I am with all my stuff packed up for a weekend trip. I know, I know, I have lots of toys (and treats!).

Here I am with all my stuff packed up for a weekend trip. I know, I know, I have lots of toys (and treats!).

(See what my writing partner Shelley says about writing about objects in her blog, shelleywidhalm.wordpress.com in her post https://shelleywidhalm.wordpress.com/?p=998&preview=true&preview_id=998)