Today’s Borking Report or… The Snorkling Potato.

Today’s BORKING REPORT!
 
He left the house today telling Jessica ALL of his woes which now are going to include a bath because he needs a good scrubbing with medicated soap so… he’ll do more borking once that’s done.
 
Once again, the Potato was delighted to see his Auntie Jessica and when he came back, he snorkled his way around the living room floor. He stopped long enough for me to get his muzzle off and one snap of his harness. And then he shimmied away like a snake and Jessica got the rest of his harness but the jersey stayed on until he made a full circuit of the living room carpet and Andi could snag the jersey off.
 
Seriously, he’s a pain in the ass but oh so happy.
 
We have workers at the house next door so he had a lot to bork at. He has opinions about them taking down a tree and whatever else they’re doing so early in the morning. OPINIONS!
 
From his Auntie Jessica:
There were a lot of workers out this morning. Gus seemed to do okay considering! He did a lot of rolling around in the grass and he looks so happy!
 
Best,
Jessica

Fried Chicken and Sunday.

I’m not exactly feeling on top of the world today but I oddly enough wanted fried chicken. Not the outer part necessarily but the inner tender part. There’s a “Southern” fried chicken place inside of a Chinese supermarket here called 99 Ranch. They have great fried chicken. Not as good as Jollibee’s but pretty decent. The key is that it doesn’t get soaked in grease. So that’s going to get picked at for a bit.

I don’t like greasy fried chicken. And honestly, I just want a little bit of it. I am sure as soon as Goji the Eternal Stomach realizes there’s food in the house, she’ll be here telling us all about how she’s been starving her entire life and woe is her.

This cat is NOT starving.

She DOES eat like she is. She unhinges her jaw like a moray eel and bites down viciously into the dry food. I think she’s almost at her year mark but she’s still growing and learning what it means to be a cat, including being loved. She DOES have a bathroom fetish but only for me. I cannot go to the bathroom without her supervision and right before I go to bed, she comes in to demand a bit of snuff… catnip… onto the carpeted stairs leading to the window table they lounge on. She’s settling in and doing the whole kitten thing but man she loves her brother, Badger. Which is good to see.

Now, let’s see if I can eat some dinner before I get a striped stalker sitting beneath my laptop table.

End of August Borking Report!

Today’s BORKING REPORT!
 
I actually was here for the pickup and drop off of the Gusman but left soon afterwards to have Kaz (my fantastic hair stylist) wrangle my hair into submission. It takes a long time to wrangle and I haven’t had it done in nearly two years. My appointment was at 10 am and I just got home… at 2:20 pm. I did stop for gas afterwards and gave Tengu a bath as well as Mickey D’s for some fries which were PROMPTLY begged for as soon as I came thru the door.
 
There is a reason why we call him the Potato and it isn’t just because he’s shaped like one. This dog can sniff out a French fry like pigs sniff out truffles. He whined at me so I thought he needed to go potty. I let him out then was barked at… scolded really… to tell me that no, outside is NOT what he wanted and there better be a fry in the house for him when he comes in.
 
I made him wait until I changed clothes and well, I was trying to straighten my bed linens because they were all bunched up on the corner only to find out Badger had built himself a burrow under the sheets and quilt. After he mewed his disgust at me bothering him while he napped, I covered him back up and went to the living room.
 
Where there was a Potato waiting for a French fry. He isn’t allowed a lot. Maybe one or two small ones but he just wants the taste. And no matter what he tells you or how sad his eyes get while you’re eating a taco or pizza, he is NOT allowed to have handfuls of people food. ONE OR TWO FRIES ONLY.
 
Apple without seeds is fine. So is watermelon. And honey peanut butter but only a little bit. He’s angry I cut off his French Fry supply so now he’s rage eating his dry food.
 
But he had a good Bork.
 
From his Auntie Jessica:
Gus loved rolling around in the wet grass! There was no one out walking but there were some dogs barking from their backyards. So Gus had to say hi! See him soon!
 
Best,
Jessica

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August 23: BORKING REPORT

Today’s BORKING REPORT!
 
The Bork came early this week because Auntie Jessica’s schedule so the Borker was a bit stubborn about getting his kit on but once we got him dressed… and he was done being a deadweight Potato in the middle of the living room floor, he was happy.
 
It’s cool enough for him to have something on when he goes out. I do this for a few reasons… one, he does have allergies and two, the little bastard LOVE rolling in wet and dirty grass. He shouldn’t be that filthy but here we are. Last bath he was given, he left enough dirt in the tub I could have grown a batch of green onions.
 
But he came home, cavorted, got snuggled and then crashed… because BORKING is a hard job. He also had a VERY exciting and fun-filled weekend so it was simply an exhausting few days.
 
From his Auntie Jessica:
Gus looked so cute all dressed up today! There was no one out this morning so he was quiet for the most part. He did also go poop on the walk. He seemed tired from the weekend but I’ll see him soon!
 
Best,
Jessica

August 17 Borking Report!

Today’s BORKING REPORT!
 
It was actually overcast and cool this morning so the Borker was very comfortable when he headed out. I’m hoping this weather continues for a bit considering it was too hot for him to go out last week.
 
Even though the temp might be “doable” for a dog walk, the very pale sidewalks and black asphalt usually are not because they can get hot very fast. And oven-hot cement and roads means blistered paws. So, I try to be extremely careful about the Potato going on Borks during hot days.
 
He was very happy to see his Auntie Jessica today and when he came back, cavorted about and got a LOT of scritches. It’s hard work Borking to Protect the neighbourhood but today it seems like he accomplished all he set out to do.
 
Including sleep off his arduous morning.
 
From his Auntie Jessica:
It was great to see Gus today! He actually did poop on the walk this morning too. He was barking like normal in the first half of the walk but he was actually pretty quiet on the way back!
 
Best,
Jessica