Friday, October 19, 2007

My routine and a chase around the tree bench

I'm a creature of habit. I admit it. I like routine and I like what I'm used to. If I have too much new stuff, I get a bit overwhelmed, and let's just suffice it to say I get a bit grouchy.
My routine is that mom wakes me up in the morning (I'm usually a late sleeper and everyone around here gets up early) and gives me kissies and sings me the "It's the I love Mackie Hour song". That's a song mom made up for me just because she loves me so much...it gos to the Howdy Doody tune. Sometimes I'm in the mood to go outside and pee and sometimes I'm not,bout that's neither here nor there. Once up, I wow mom and dad with all the stretching moves I can do. I stretch the front legs, the back legs, the back and occasionally, I throw them a bone and give them a nice loud yawn....they LOVE that and I get all kinds of applause...again, neither here nor there. I get up, get my medication wrapped in a half-slice of cheese, get my 2 tablespoons of yogurt..yummy, and then get my leash on an head out with daddy to go to grandma and grandpas...I get into the back seat and then stand on the center console so as to get a good view pont to navigate Dad there (I really don't think he can go anywhere without me!)Then I have a whole day at grandma and grandpa's (full of a whole different set of routines, incluing my breakfast at 11am, routine walkies and routine snacks!) and at about 3:40pm I sit by the door and wait for daddy. I always know when he's comin'. Then I get loaded back up in the backseat, get back on the console to show daddy the way home. About 3 or 4 blocks away from home, I start to get excited...which of course gets Ollie all in an uproar and he starts barking. (Mom says she feels bad for dad having to drive along with all that noise in the car. Mom hates loud noises...and bight lights, but again, I digress....) Once home, I fight dad to get to the back gate; he opens the gate and I tear off to chase and destroy and vermin that dares be in my yard while I was away. I spend a lot of time then telling them what I'll do to them if they just had enough nerve to come out of the trees. Dad lets Finnegan out and we start to play. Once of the fun things we do is to play chase around the big tree bench in our backyard. Boy, does this get mom and dad laughing, so , of course, we keep it up! Check out the video...mom says that we do this for 5 minutes at a time, but sh never has the camera at the right time!

Anyway, then Dad puts us inside while he gets ready to ride his bike and I wait patiently at the door for mommy. She come through the door, waggles all around! (She loves that and says I have the best tail!) Then back outside with Finnegan and Ollie for some romping, then dinner, then back outside to play with the other boys and mom. Once it's time to some inside I like to lay on the sofa and rest. I really like it if mom sits down too, so I'll lay with her...best yet is when she has a blanket too! Then once it's bedtime (someitmes I have to remind the old folks its time to go to bed) I head for hte back door to go pee one last time before I settle in for the night...then the whole day start again tomorrow!!

11 comments:

Harry said...

Aw boo, it says the video is no longer available.

I feel tired just hearing about your busy day!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Gus said...

Sounds like you have a full day and lots of responsibilities. How nice that you get to see your grandparents every day!

We hope you and Ollie and Finnegan are enjoying the fall

Maggie & Mitch said...

You have the routine down, don't you, Mackie! We're creatures of habit and we LOVE our routine! Did racing around the tree on the bench make you guys dizzy?

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Jackson said...

What an action packed day you have Mackie! J x

PS Can't see the video either!

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

So let me make sure I heard this right, you go for car rides EVERY DAY! I want a routine like that....

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Joe Stains said...

You sound a lot like me, I am definitely a creature of habit! I hate when my routine gets screwed up!

Lenny said...

Ahh, the life of a fox terrier. Sounds great, Mackie!

Your friend, Lenny

Asta said...

Mackie
That is vewy busy day!

I loved the video! Wound and wound the tewwiews go,heheh
smoochie kisses
Asta

Agatha and Archie said...

We do that around the dining room table!!!! Love A+A

Bogart said...

Hey Mackie,

We have the same problem too - all of the cuteness but no camera at the right times. The humans will just have to work harder :)

Love,
Bogart

William Tell said...

I like to ride on the console, too, so I can see out all four sides of the pickup at the same time.

I'm glad you get to see the grandparents every day. That's so special!

William Tell