Summer of Mischief: a guest post by Lola

It wouldn’t be fair to say that my person neglected me over the summer while she was busy tap dancing with the California Rhythm Project. Let’s just say that she was a little less attentive than usual, so I had plenty of opportunities for fun.

I chased a cat up the acacia and it ran all the way to the top… miles above my head.  I think it would have stayed up there for a long time, but my person called her tree trimmer to get it down.

I also dug holes in the garden so my person will have less work to do when she’s ready to plant something new.

I chased rats out of the vegetable bed.

I barked at the hawks and the crows.

I took naps in my person’s chair, under her desk and on her bed.

I even helped recycle the junk mail.

Now that the summer is over, we’ve settled back into our routine for the most part, but I heard her talking on the phone the other day and I think she’s planning something fun for us. She said that the car is tuned up and ready to go. You know what that means.  Road trip!

Look out, Grandma and Grandpa… here I come!


Filed under Dogs, Friendship, Lola, tap dance, Travel

26 responses to “Summer of Mischief: a guest post by Lola

  1. Missed you Lola, so glad to hear what you did this summer! I can’t wiat to hear all about your person’s dance performances, and also looking forward to hear about your upcoming road trip.

    • Lola

      I’ll be sure to post about my trip soon.Grandpa doesn’t have a dog of his own to take care of things in his garden, so I’ve got a quite a few raccoons and squirrels to chase off. I’m going to be busy!

  2. Nothing says fun like a road trip (oh except maybe chasing squirrels and cats and rats and crows and digging holes!). Nice post, Lola 🙂

  3. Fifi

    Hi Lola,
    You naughty girl…but I must tell you, that we must put our heads together, because, as a proper French dog, I can think up even more things for us to do.

    • Lola

      You are very creative, Fifi, so I’m certain you will be able to think of something brilliant. I’m wagging in anticipation!

  4. Lola
    My summer was more calm than yours, I only had to be sure my female person kept her hurt leg up and stayed in her chair most of the time. I did supervise the IV from the table but most of what was required was lap work. Now that school has started (my youngest person is in 5th grade) I was sure the house would be too quiet–not so. A little lady named Lacy has come to my house. She likes to pounce and chase a bit more than I but she keeps me on my toes–her food must not be very good as she rushes to finish mine so I have to eat better and not pick at my plate all day. She does smell good and cleans ears nicely but her voice is not as operatic as my own. She is supposed to keep the little girl company too but she is a night owl and is all over the house instead of sleeping. Good luck with the mischief planning.

    • Lola

      You did have a busy summer. I hope your person is doing much better. And now you have another companion? Lacy sounds nice even if she does like to steal your food.

  5. henrythebrave

    Lola, my pet, looks like you had a wild, uncivilized summer. Here’s to a fabulous road trip. Incidentally, if by chance you make a stop in London, I’d love a lift. There’s a queen there who’s expecting me. 😉

    • Lola

      I guess I am a little uncivilized, but I could probably learn some civility on a trip to London with you, Henry. That sounds like a great time.

  6. Lola, what a delight to hear what you’ve been up to — makes me yearn to live “a dog’s life.” Your rendition of it is FUN!
    P.S. Say “hi” to your person for me. 😉

  7. Lola, Roxy and I have missed you! We both squealed when we clicked on your person’s blog and saw you had written a post! We can see you’ve been quite busy. Roxy says she’s a quite jealous! hee hee! We can’t wait to read your next post. Fingers crossed that it’s about your road trip to the grandparents! Have fun! 🙂

    • Lola

      Hi Bella & Roxy! I hope I’ll get to do another post soon. Right now I’m pretty busy helping Grandpa in his garden. 🙂

  8. Melissa Crytzer Fry

    Lola is so darn cute (but poor kitty up the tree! So glad the human rescued the cat). ;-). More tap dancing in 2013??

    • Lola

      My person says I shouldn’t chase cats. I’ve tried not to, but it just happens.
      She is still tap dancing and she says she has another concert coming up in February.

  9. Lola, Roxy and I are checking in to see how you and your human are doing. Did you dress up for Halloween? How are you? Are you getting ready for the colder weather of winter? Hugs to you! 🙂

    • Lola

      Hi Bella & Roxy! We are doing great! My person has been working out in the yard and I love it when she does that.
      I’m not a big fan of Halloween so we let that holiday slip by. I don’t really like costumes, although I don’t mind wearing a kerchief from time to time, and I hate it when strangers ring the doorbell. No one comes to our house, though, so I guess I don’t really have to worry much about it.
      It has gotten cooler, so my person isn’t leaving the door open for me anymore, but it really doesn’t get cold enough here to keep me from patroling the yard. Speaking of which… I smell an intruder. Got to go!
      See you both at One Sister’s Rant!

  10. Lola, I hope you don’t forget about mischief this winter. Getting into mischief is always fun. You did some great stuff over the summer.

    • Lola

      Mischief seems to be my middle name. My person says she has to make sure I don’t get bored to keep me from getting in trouble, but I don’t know what she’s talking about. I’m never bored!

  11. I’m glad to know you were productive over the summer! It’s so easy to get lazy in the heat. woo woo woo!

    • Lola

      I must admit that I do more napping in the summer when it’s hot, but I make full use of the cooler morning and evening temperatures to get things done.

  12. If there had been a love button, I would have clicked that!! Lola, you are too precious for words. And I especially love how you incorporate normal doggy activities, with things that can help “your person”. What a smart doggy! Take care to keep up the good work and enjoy your road trip to g-ma’s & g-pa’s!

    • Lola

      Thanks so much! We had a great time with the Gs. I went on lots of walks and helped Grandpa with his garden just like I help my person. We’re back home again and my person is busy with her garden, her dancing and her stories. Now I just have to figure out a way to get her to write on her blog again… I’m working on it. 🙂