Monday, October 12, 2009

It's Monday, time fur Ask Cloud

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend.

Our first question fur Ask Cloud comes from my good buddy Max in South Africa. Max wants to know Do I snore?

Hi Max, I DO NOT snore! And even if I did, I'm sure mom would think it was super cute, so I have no fear of getting kicked out of the bed and made to sleep on the floor. Every once in a while I bark at squirrels in my sleep, though. But guess what??? Boomer snores sometimes, BOL! Oh, and I luv your suggestion about finding a way to store frozen squirrels in winter. You're so clever, Max!

The OP Pack asked where I got my name. You can find the answer here, it was actually my very first Ask Cloud question. Thanks guys, I'm glad you love my name! :-)

Dory wants to know If I have a specific Squirrel Chasing Technique?

Well Miss Dory, I like to employ the Bark, Run, Jump technique, where first you Bark and Run as fast as you can, and when they scurry up a tree you switch to the Bark-Jump Method. However, I'm starting to think I need to switch things up a bit, now that Squirrel Terrorism is at an all time high. Let me know if you have any suggestions. Thanks fur writing, you little cutie pie!

Hoover asks: When I wake up in the morning I need 2 things, a tummy rub and IMMEDIATELY after the tummy rub I need to go outside. The humans oblige the tummy rub but then dwadle about before opening the door to the outside! Why don't they rush out of bed and open the door?

Hoover. Buddy! It's MOST understandable that you would have to go outside after a belly rub first thing in the morning! Ok, now we know your humans are good people, it just seems like they have other things on their minds at that moment. You need to play the sympathy card here. Obviously if they understood what you were going through, it wouldn't be an issue. Here's what you do:

First, you need to learn how to lock the bathroom doors without your humans seeing you. Then you go play wiff dem until they have to pee. "Oh dear! The bathroom doors are locked!" Soon they start dancing around in urgency while trying to figure out how to unlock the door. PAY ATTENTION! Learn the moves to dis dance! The very next day, while the incident is still fresh in their minds, do the EXACT SAME DANCE after your wake-up belly rub. They should immediately understand and say, "Poor baby, lets get you outside!" Problem solved! Let me know how it goes.

A very nice lady named tlksimpson asked Is my intelligence nature or nurture...I'm thinking both.

Well now, you are correct in assuming it's both. Rat Terriers are highly intelligent little dogs. It says so on the internets. My mom is also very supportive of my intellectual growth, as you can see from her letting me have my own blog, as well as letting me indulge in my favorite problem solving activities such as squirrel chasing and Hide-a-Squirrel.

And finally, my second favorite grouchy kitty Miss Ali Z implied after my poem last week that she had never seen a dog help wash the dishes OR drive a car and she would love to see it. Well Miss Ali, I have pictures to prove it!

Here you can clearly see dat I am helping mom wash the dishes. Lots of dogs do it! If cats didn't think everything was all about them, maybe they would help out around the house instead of lying around making dust bunnies all day.

And here is a picture of me driving the car:

I'm sure you're going to say there's no way I'm driving cuz I can't reach the pedals, and also it looks like we're just sitting in the driveway, BUT IT'S PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING, ALI!

I think I've made my case.

Don't furget to check out Ali Z. on Stella's blog every Tuesday!

That's all fur Ask Cloud dis week. Thanks fur your questions, everyone!

And remember ~ Do your part, bark at a squirrel!



Martine said...

Cloud I've very glad to see you visit the snack bar like my dear girl Bailey.

xo martine

Anonymous said...

Excellent work Cloud... this is quickly becoming my favorite post of the week. The picture of your Bark-Jump Method of squirrel chasing is AMAZING! I'm afraid I couldn't jump that high if my life depended on it:(

I also like the picture where you are (obviously) driving a car. Tell that dust bunny making cat to go lick something.

Maxmom said...

Hey Cloud my bud!
Listen, I have an apology to make - I can't believe I asked such a stupid question! Even more unbelievable is that you answered it! hehhehehe! Oooooo you are soooo funny!
(So it seems that you can do everything - Drive the dishes! Wash the Car!mmmmmm Amazing!)
Eish, I love you buddy, you make my mom weep with tears of laughter. She really needed that today! Thanks buddy!!!
OK, see if you can answer this:
Listen, I think I'm gonna love you always! Great post!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

You are soooo pawesome to entertain your readers' khwestions and provide such grrrreat answers!

PeeEssWoo: Please enjoy some of that weather fur me!

JacksDad said...

I try to help wash the dishes, but the tall guy doesn't like when I use my tongue to dry the plates!

Astrid Keel said...

Cloud, I love learning about you every Monday... I especially LOVE your squirrel technique I'm going to have to try it!

Bijou said...

Hi Cloud,

Terrific answers! Have you been back to the dog park yet? Mom says she wants to take us one more time this year so I hope it is warm again soon.


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Hi Cloud!! Looks like you had a great time de-squirreling in the snow!!

Here's our questions for next week:

Do you enjoy being the only child, or would you be open to brothers and sisters? We have a big family, so we are curious about the grass on the other side of the fence.

sista' moonshine said...

Great answers Cloud. Talker and Banners wonder why they can't have their own blog. What more do they want? They have Dogster and that takes up all mom's time.