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A Dog’s Blog

Life as it is, Pets

Long ago, I read the following Dave Barry quote and have thought of it when walking my dog, Heidi.

“Dogs need to sniff the ground; it’s how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard.”
-Dave Barry

And I can see as I walk Heidi how she reacts to any place there has been another dog walking and I realized that Dave Barry is only partly correct. Newspapers are a broadcast medium from the publishers to we readers. I think when I see Heidi on the trail by the lake i am seeing Dog Blogging in action.

I wonder how the entries look?

I Almost Got that Blue Heron!
Hey, it was there and it was huge. I ran at it, but just as I was going to bring down the prey (and all of you were invited to the feast) that stupid rope attached to my master ran out and I was, like, hit in the throat and it got away. But I totally had it, It won’t mess with our territory again. And if anyone else catches it, save some for me. Yum!

I found something and ate it!
Yum! It was crunchy and left next to the garbage can over here. I don’t know what it was, but i never let that stop me. I almost had it figured out, but then my master started yelling and reaching for it so I swallowed it before he could eat it. But it was good.

And then of course later we ran into someone walking multiple dogs and Heidi becomes so excited. Yeah, I remember when i first could access chat groups too. Doggy IRC, right there when enough are on-site at the same time.

I would speculate more on what Heidi had to say, but i can hear her downstairs trying to get my attention. Seems she is more interested in the moment in meatspace….