Are you having difficulty “sheltering in place?” Stressed out trying to homeschool or work from home? Not sure what to do with yourself? Scooter can show you how to cope with these trying times.
Here is his day. Follow along.
When your person wakes up, squeeze your eyes shut and stay in bed.
After she makes her coffee and sits down in front of her computer, trit-trot down the hall and say that you have to go out.
Do your business. No toilet paper needed.
Have breakfast. Be fussy. Spit out and then pick back up chunks of food. The meal lasts longer that way.
Decide whether it’s worth going up the stairs to keep an eye on your person. Whine while you’re thinking.
It’s more important to find a place in the sun.
Following the sun takes effort. Worth it.
Sometimes you have to forgo your bed – and face away from your person – to find that patch of sun. Worth it.
Take pee breaks. Sniffing and peeing alleviates boredom. It’s good for your person, too. She’d be bored otherwise.
Take a walk outside. More sniffing!
But don’t overdo it. In about five minutes, when ready to go back inside, run as fast as you can back home. Plan it so you’re going uphill. This will give your person exercise. (You know she stays close to you to protect you from hawks.)
If you’re lucky, there will be a lap to stretch out on. If not, curl up on a bed.
Repeat the pee and sleep cycle until dinnertime. Lick the people’s dinner bowls.
After dinner ask for playtime.
Now comes the best time of the day. Couch time. Sit in the middle so that your person has to sit on the edge. Your person will be amazed at a little dog’s ability to hog the couch. It will amuse her every time.
Wait until your person goes to bed, then go to your own, where you can keep an eye on her until morning.
There! That’s how Scooter fills his day. Here’s his philosophy in a nutshell: find cozy comfort wherever you are and keep an eye on the ones you love.
A most excellent philosophy! Thank you for your tutorial, Scooter.
For a dog of little brain, he knows how to live a good life!
I laws enjoy your blogs, Terry. Today’s blog, featuring the adorable Scooter, was terrific.
What a delightful little man. Thank you for introducing him to all of us!
Wonderful, cheering up block, made me smile thank you Scooter 🙂 One thing I have to tell you off for is crossing your feet especially when you have extra weight on your legs!! Stay safe all of you.
I will try to sit more ergonomically correct! 🙂
Love this!! 🙂 I used to go out with my Pomeranian to protect her from redtail hawks, great horned owls, eagles, osprey, and raccoons. Not sure if any of them would actually try to grab her, but I wasn’t taking chances. 😉
I’ve seen hawks and foxes go after chickens bigger than Scooter. It’s best to be over-protective.
Love your stories about Tonka, always think to myself how your behavioral explanations make perfect sense!
Love little Scooter too, this post did make me laugh, much needed laughter in these crazy uncertain times.
Thank you, tell Scooter thanks too
Scooter is happy to oblige. It’s easy for him to be adorable and make people forget their troubles.
So wonderful to see Scooter❣️. Thanks so much for sharing his routine. Just what I needed to get motivated. Maybe I will get dressed and actually do something meaningful today! Take Care
I find that I have to get into daytime clothes to have anything happen.
Aw, Scooter is so adorable. What a cute little character he is.
So sweet ! Scooter really have *the good life* and he is a treasure … Inspiring me to take more *me time* and I’ll follow his example for more naps and going out for a while more often even if it’s just on my balcony LOL !
Belly rubs to Scooter and ear scratches !
Thanks for this wonderful moment of sharing your life with your guardian !
I just love this! A tutorial for “ the good life”. How wonderful that you all have each other to take care of!
13 years, so far 🙂
This is the best!
(I don’t think I’ve ever seen Scooter standing up before, much less running. What a life!)
He’s like a cat. He’s definitely active, but you have to be around at the right moment to see it!
Scooter – I have three dogs that share your philosophy. Enjoy your day.
Do they play musical beds, or do they each have their own place?
Very instructive! Thank you Scooter.