Friday, August 20, 2010

Sometimes Public Service Is Its Own Reward

Bunny here, finally able to type at the keyboard.

Well, I'm not going to lie.  I'm feeling a little left out lately.  Lilac and Blueberry both seem to have some kind of understanding with Morgan, but she keeps trying to put my whole head in her mouth and put her paws on my back and I don't like it.  Plus, I got in trouble with Dad when I told her off.   This is really not the way a Greyhound princess is meant to live.

I was really happy last night when Mom got out my perfume, a fancy collar and my harness and told Morgan to go in the crate.  It was time for me to go visit at the nursing home and since Dad had a meeting, that meant that I was the only one going.  My tail wagged for the first time this week. 

We arrived at the nursing home and I was ecstatic to see my civilized canine friends there.  It was just wonderful to do a little socializing.   I watched Vinny and Chip do some tricks to entertain the people down in the Alzheimer's wing and Lil had her special stool with her so she could get up high enough to visit with the residents who couldn't bend down to pet her.  Max and Journey were there, too, working the crowd and sharing tail wags.  Everybody, canine and human, was happy to see me and I was glad I went to bring good cheer, because it surely brought me some.   It's funny how that works!

By the time we left, I was feeling much better, until I started thinking about Morgan pouncing on me when we got home.  Then something amazing happened.  Mom turned into Dairy Queen and I got my own strawberry sundae.  It was such a wonderful night.  I wasn't expecting to get ice cream, but Mom said I'd done such a wonderful job visiting that I'd earned it. 

The best part was coming home smelling like strawberry sundae when nobody else got any!  I'm glad that Mom remembers that I'm special after all.   Now I just need to get Morgan to understand how one treats royalty.

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  1. WOW!

    So jelly here!

    Khyra and Khousin Merdie

  2. Give it time. Morgan will soon understand who gets the strawberry sundaes.

  3. Oh Bunny, of course you are the most special princess!
    We loved your story about your visit to the nursing home and were relieved to see the picture of Lil's stool!
    (sorry we have a human with a very strange sense of humour!)
    That sundae looked delicious and just for you....see that proves it!
    GSD loved putting things whole into their mouths by the way!!!!!!
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  4. Bunny we all know you are a princess, and we bet Morgan will learn that as well!

    Lu-Lu & Lucius

  5. I likes putting things in my mouth too...though I don't think I could get your head in mine.
    I was thinking bout your princess status and I think da only logical thing here to do is haves your pawrents build a new wing onto your house...aaaaall fur you...oh and withs an ice creamie dispenser.


  6. I'm glad you had such a nice time and ice cream, too, Bunny. But I'm sad that you're having a hard time adjusting to Morgan's presence in your royal court. It sounds like she likes you - just a little too much and too heartily.

    Maybe Dad didn't want you to tell her off for your own good. It depends on how Morgan sees things, too. I was allowed to tell Franklin off and it was the best thing for both of us, BUT, there was never any question that I was the dominant one and he was submissive to me. Therefore, my yelling at him only enforced pack order and there was no danger to anyone and we got things sorted out very fast that way. Morgan probably doesn't know her own strength and she does come from a rather bossy breed. I guess you have to take an different approach with her. It sounds like your Mom is trying to help. Encourage her to keep trying with the special trips and the ice cream. After all, living well is the best revenge.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  7. Well, Bunny, Frankie is sympathising with you because Beryl has taken some of his limelight since arriving 4 months ago. I make sure they each get special time though and neither is left out and he does love his big sister. I'm sure Morgan really loves you too and hey, if you get strawberry sundaes all to yourself you might be getting the best deal after all?

  8. What a fantastic day for you!! Visiting those who need your help and getting a Dairy Queen fix to boot!!

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda & Brutus

  9. Surely when Morgan smells Strawberry Sundae breath, she will know she is in the presence of a princess.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  10. I used to be a yung punk like Morgan and efurryone's hed had to go in my mouf. Or their leg. And I would do the smoosh paw on them too. I finally outgrowed it so hang in there, Morgan do be gibbing it up. Evenshually. In a few years.

  11. Oh, I furgot to ansser your kwestshun. My sis Sydney can only walkie for 2 miles coz she had a brokened hip when we gotted her out of the shelter so the V-E-T had to swipey the head from hers femur and she cannot not hike. My sis Dixie used to hike but she gotted too old and can only go 2 miles so her and Sydney just do walkies round the hood now.

  12. It sounds like you had a great time.
    You really looked like you enjoyed that strawberry sundae!
    Maybe Morgan is just in denial:)

  13. Princess Bunny - I am so glad that you had a special evening with your mom. And, that sundae looked heavenly. You're a very lucky girl! Morgan will learn... eventually...

  14. I so admire your charitable efforts, Bunny! And what a reward, a strawberry sundae - OMD!!!

    I am still in hiding at an undisclosed location, which I think I mentioned to you last week. It is is in the 60's up here!!! Perfect outdoor weather!!

    Your pal, Pip

  15. Queen Natasha offers to come over and set the record straight (but something tells me you would not be happy with QNTE in your Queendom).

  16. Of course you're special!
    And your blog is special too, that's why I tagged you for the versatile blogger award over at my blog. Thanks for a great blog I enjoy visiting every time!

  17. Oh Bunny!!! We are so glads 'dat yous got yous icee creams 'dat yous sooo deserved!!

    My Daddy takes me's outs special for 'da icee creams and me sis's has to stay homes wits Mommy (hu hu's) 'dats da brakes!! Butt whens we's needs rewards icee creams 'da bestest huh?

    Anakin Man

  18. I was just writing about it today, but it is nice when you get to do things by yourself without the other dogs. It must be so much fun to be doing the volunteering work; I'm glad we got to see that.

  19. Poor Bunny! We were almost in tears reading about your plight until we saw the ice cream part. That made us smile really big :)
    It sounds like Morgan is a "Shepherd in a Greyhound Shop" and needs to learn the intricacies of walking amongst the delicate Royals. Give her time Bunnny, and keep correcting her! She will learn :) And if you continue to have problems you can always come and live with us!!!

    Emma Rose

  20. That's so nice Bunny had a good time. Morgan would be jealous of strawberry sundae breathe!!

  21. Awww, Bunny. Your momma could never, ever forgets how special you are. But I'm Most Glad she did something with just you. And it looks like you had a super terrific time! And then to gets a sundae on top of it! Well, that mighta been the best day ever!

    Hang in there! I heard it's hard sometimes when you're the baby of the family and then another baby comes along. But remember, it doesn't mean that you're luved any less!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  22. What a sweet post from the sweet princess! That is wonderful that you are able to give and get joy at the nursing home. And how lucky to get that ice cream AND strawberries. Bet you enjoyed every lick of it.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  23. Bunny,

    You is very special for sure! I am sure Morgan will learn how to act in your presence, just be patient with hers.. :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie MAe

    PeeS Ice cream....yums!

  24. Glad you had a good day. And tell Dad its ok for you to beat up unruly GSDs... just don't leave any teeth marks.

  25. Trixie is reading your blog right now and completely agrees with you! Minnie makes her crazy! She's all puppy and never settles down! Trixie says that she doesn't like her touching her or her stuff, and she's really loud. And she steals Trixie's things! Trixie says "I understand".

  26. Bunny!
    Glad you had a pawesome time there!
    I know you made them very happy!
    And you got a delicious reward!
    Kisses and hugs

  27. wonderful! this is something I'd love to do too!

  28. miss bunny,
    i'm glad you got your own special day with your mama, complete with strawberry sundae!! we all know how totally awesome you are, but sometimes it's just nice to be affirmed. :)
    have you tried woofing thingies over with miss morgan? my big sis asa lets me know when she's done playin' bitey face and wrestle mania by giving me a little low growl. then i know she's super pooped! heehee.
    the booker man


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