Monday, December 6, 2010
Max plays well with others, at least in his dreams
I have been spending a lot of time sleeping lately, cuddled in whatever cozy blanket I can find. Winter is coming and I am thinking about hibernating. However, the more I think about it, the less I want to do it. Who would guard the house...and the food? Oh, and of course, I need to guard my people, too. So I just semi-hibernate, sleeping for hours during the day, then waking to eat and play with my people. They love to play ball with me. I kinda like it, too. I need a good chase now and then to burn off my energy.
I also need to go outside to take care of business, and to keep those pesky groundhogs from taking over the backyard. As it is, I need to chase them away every night, because they come out after dark. Sometimes I smell them on the other side of the fence, in a kind of no-man's-land between properties where they have a den. They like to tease me by coming into my backyard, then scampering under the fence back to safe territory. I cannot fit under the fence. Sometimes I stay very still, until they come creeping into my land. Then I chase them up the tree in my yard because they cannot make it back to home base. I bark and try to climb the tree, too. I cannot climb very well. They laugh at me while they scamper over the tree branches back to their side. I think about building a flying machine in order to fly over the fence to get them.
I just want to play with the little scampering things. They are like large balls with legs. I would even play with a skunk. Skunks are like large striped balls with legs and a nose-piercing scent. Mom does not like that idea very much. She says that I should not play with skunks any more. I can't help it if they come into my yard sometimes. Maybe these are friendly skunks. Sometimes I bark at them when they are outside the fence on the other side of the yard. Mom comes out then, waving her arms and making ear-piercing sounds at me. I think Mom wants to play with the skunks, too. She brings me into the house for a while. How can we play with the skunks if they don't come inside, too? I lie on my blanket and dream of chasing many furry and striped balls around the backyard. In my dreams I climb trees and play with everyone.