Good News and Bad News

photo (21)Hey Everybody.  It’s Holly here.  I told Mom that I need to write the blog post this week because as usual an important perspective is often overlooked during the weekly Heidi updates.  So, with that I’m going to get right to it and tell you that I have good news and bad news.  Since I’m an upbeat girl I’d like to end things on a positive note, so I’m going to jump straight to the bad news.  Heidi is cool with riding in the car.

I’m going to digress for a moment to give a shout out to Ash.  Hey, Ash, thank you very little for helping Mom and Dad get Heidi over that hump.  I thought you were pretty cool with how you encouraged them to use me for training which resulted in me getting a good share of the hotdogs, but you’ve officially crossed a line.  The car was mine.  It was the last thing I had left that was still all mine.  Thanks to you, that is no more.  I guess the one thing I still have going for me is that they put Heidi in a crate and I get to free range, but I still have to share my back space with her.  In the car.  You broke my heart, Ash.  I thought you understood me, but I’m not so sure anymore. (Yes, I have the back of my paw to the front of my forehead right now.)

So yeah, Heidi is good riding in the car.  She also does well on her leash now, so she and Mom go for rides in the car and walks together.  Alone.  Without me.  Yep, I’m just getting left behind.  Forgotten, really.  I’m actually just playing this up for Mom’s sake.  Mom’s training for a race, so she’s having Heidi go running with her.  I have no interest in that, but it’s good for Mom to think I do because it ties into the good news.  So the good news is that my mom is completely powered by guilt.  Because I’m getting left behind she feels guilty that I’m going to feel left behind.  Again, she forgets I understand English so any conversations she has with Dad are totally understandable to me, and I use that to my advantage.

Because Mom feels guilty she’s been letting me go for rides in the car BY MYSELF HEIDI when she takes Sammers to school in the morning.  So every morning I laugh while Mom tucks Heidi into her crate and I run up my ramp into the back of the car where I settle in for a nice leisurely ride to school.  I actually used to do this all the time when I was younger.  I’m not sure why they stopped doing it, but whatever.  They’re doing it now and that’s all that matters.

Here’s another cool thing.  I got to be an official guest in Sam’s classroom last week.  So Sam was student of the day and she asked her teacher if I could come in and hang out with the class while her teacher read to everybody.  Apparently Samantha has the most awesome teacher ever because she said yes.  Let me tell you I was so excited that I literally ran from the car to the school and pretty much dragged Mom behind me.  We got to go for a walk all around the playground before we went into the classroom.  That was totally awesome.  A playground has a lot of amazing smells all over it.  My brain was spinning it was so wonderful.  When we got into the classroom I found one of my all-time favorite things.  Children.  Lots of children that wanted nothing more than to pet me.  Sammers was sitting in a special beanbag chair in the middle of all these kids, so I plopped myself down right next to her and let the love fest commence.  It was spectacular.  The teacher read and Sam and I lounged while children petted me.  It was quite possible one of the most heavenly things ever.

Turns out I’m going to be a special guest during reading week, too.  There’s an international theme to it, so considering that I’m a German Shepard it makes perfect sense for me to be there and represent internationalism.  I think Mom’s actually going to share all the blog posts that Heidi and I have written.  I guess it’s okay if Heidi is represented as well since she is a Belgian Malinois.  Except I’m the only one who actually gets to go to school because Heidi is still scared of people.

All in all, I suppose the bad news doesn’t outweigh the good news.  I’m still doing a few things that Heidi isn’t.  But seriously, Ash, if you somehow teach Mom and Dad how to turn Heidi into the dog who gets to visit Sam’s school you might want to be careful next time you hand me a hotdog treat.  I won’t be held responsible for what might happen to your hand.  Accidents happen all the time, you know?



  1. Rhonda McKenzie
    Mar 18, 2014

    I think this is my favorite blog yet. Love it..

  2. Janice Bailey
    Mar 18, 2014

    Way to go Heidi…sorry Holly; our miss Zola had a really hard time riding in the car too but now enjoys the lip-flapping, mouth drooling wonderfulness of sticking her head out the window sniffing all those lovely airborne smells! I think the car barfs lasted 2 years before we were able to drive more than half a block before the retching started.
    On another note I must say your visits to school with Sammers is an enviable notion…so much so that we may have to approach the subject with our principal friend Mrs. Ricci at Hunsberger. We will stay posted for more if your exciting adventures in kid-land…ahhhh how we love the littles!! Thanks for the great blogpost today!!! Cant wait for the next post

  3. Brigitta May Rosenbaum
    Apr 21, 2014

    the mom of the dogs, holly ,Heidi just came to my school today 4/21/2014 pves she shared some blogs with me and my freinds.

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