Today’s Borking Report…and it is HOT outside!

Today’s Borking Report!
 
It is VERY hot outside today with temps going to hit the HIGH 80s but it was still cool enough for the Potato to go Borking.
 
He was very happy to see his Auntie Jessica and went out today NEKKID! Because it was very warm. We’ll be tossing on the fans and thankfully because the house is adobe, the interior will be cool. Also since the temp drops down to the 40s at night, we’re not carrying that heat all thru the evening. The Potato is happy about that too.
 
He came home, cavorted mightily and Harley rolled all over his kit. Because she’s a weirdo. Now she’s killing her blue squid toy and he’s lounging in his bed.
 
All is right in the world of the Gus Gus.
 
From his Auntie Jessica:
It’s a hot day I hope Gus stays cool and gets some rest! He was so happy today! He rolled around in all the grass and said hi to everyone we saw. I’ll see him soon!
Jessica

Today’s Borking Report…

Today’s Borking Report… which is kind of covered by cat spit because Harley is VERY invested in getting scritches today and she bites and licks.
 
California is a bit warmer today so the Borking Potato went out in lighter gear. He for some reason loves to roll around when someone is trying to get him kitted up. Or at least when others do. He’s pretty well behaved for me. He’s a dork.
 
He was so very excited and happy when he came back and rolled around like a mad thing. It’s been a good Gus Gus morning. And he’s been loving his new food, a combination of dehydrated raw and refrigerated “fresh”. Since he likes it a bit soupy, I do add more water than necessary but like I’ve said, he’s an odd dog.
 
He also LURVES his Auntie Jessica and came back grinning after spending time with her.
 
From his Auntie Jessica
Gus is so happy today! He said hi to some people out on walks. He did a lot of rolling around in the grass too! I hope he gets some rest today!
 
Best,
Jessica

Jan 27 Borking Report for the Potato!

Today’s Borking Report….
 
Today was a bit chilly but the Potato was ready to go! He was very happy to see his Auntie Jessica and had a LOT to tell her. Probably even about the two tiny sausages he got yesterday (which had his pills in them) and of course, the mashed potatoes and chicken food he had for dinner last night. And the belly scritches he got this morning.
 
From his Auntie Jessica:
Gus is so happy! There were a lot of people out walking right when we started the walk so he did a lot of barking. It was pretty empty out the second half of the walk but I think he was tired out from all the borking! I hope he’s feeling better! Have a good weekend!
 
Best,
Jessica

Jan 25 Borking Report: The Potato has Borked!

Today’s a rather odd weathered January 25th and the first borking day in over a week. Last week, it was too cold and then the Potato had a quick pop down to the vets because his “allergies” were just getting out of control. Now, mind you… did all the things to contain his allergies then in the back of my head I remembered, he had a skin infection once that looked like this.
Because Cairn Terrorists DO get skin infections. They are such delicate grubby beasts.
So he went to the vet, got a few shots — including his boosters — was made a HUGE fuss over because he’s a darling pupper and no one can say otherwise. No really, the techs and vets down there love him. And he loves them. He’s very friendly. Just agoraphobic or something. But he does well and he came home with a few meds to take and a dreaded shampoo bottle for frequent baths.
Today however, it was Auntie Jessica day and while it was a bit nippy in the morning, he headed out and went for his Bork with tail held high and a bounce to his step.
A bounce he still had when he came back because he ran about and cavorted like a mad thing and finally wound down enough to say goodbye to his Auntie. His Auntie Jessica who gave him a BELLY RUB! He got his meds in some cheese and all was right with the world.
Right now, he’s snoring away and enjoying the nice weather. In a few hours, there will probably be lawn guys to bork at and his day will be complete.
From his Auntie Jessica:
I think Gus missed his walks! He was so happy today! He said hi to a lot of people out this morning on walks. I hope he’s feeling better after the vet last week!
Best, Jessica

Today’s Borking Report

Today’s Borking Report…
 
Now we’ve missed a bunch of Borks because the weather’s been too cold and too wet. There’s a certain temp point where we don’t let the old Potato go out because it’ll mess with his joints and well, the rain isn’t great for them to walk in. We don’t want to get Auntie Jessica sick! But today was a good day and when he came out for his morning tawdle, I got him dressed for his Bork (minus the mask and leash) and he sat by the door to whine a bit about the lack of Auntie.
 
Who appeared an hour later so I don’t know what he was complaining about.
 
He hadn’t seen her in a few weeks… a couple of weeks at least… and he was raring to go. I don’t know what he was complaining about to her but it was a bit of a scold because we DARED to speak to her before they left. Borking is serious business. Talking can wait until he comes back.
 
And when the Potato DID come back, he was over the moon happy, got undressed, cavorted, had some water, rolled around, and got belly scritches. So today has been a good Potato Day.
 
From his Auntie Jessica:
Gus had so much fun today! There were no dogs out but he did bark at a snoopy Christmas decoration! He’s so cute. I’ll see him soon!
Best, Jessica

Today’s Borking Report… Or Why Does My Dog Smell Like Cow?

Today’s Borking Report.
 
Sadly, the Potato had to be forced to get dressed because it’s COLD and I wanna sleep was his plans for the morning. He sulked at us until the door opened and his precious Auntie Jessica appeared. After that, we were HORRIBLE monsters for keeping them apart and he was going to tell the world about how his mother DARED to hold him back from his borking.
 
My dog is a farting fat liar.
 
It’s raining a bit out apparently and he came home a bit damp. And smelling like a COW. I dunno what someone put on his lawn but he literally came home and I was all.. THAT is cow! COW!
 
So, some doggie deodorant was deployed and now he’s lying here, farting up cow-smelling gassy clouds because he just is that way. He did however come home VERY tired, probably a little bit sore from the cold but SO SO HAPPY! He does love his Jessica.
 
From his Auntie Jessica:
Gus looked so happy when I left! It started sprinkling a tiny bit on the walk but not bad at all. I’m sure Gus loved the water and the wet grass. He struggled to get up the stairs when we got back to the house. I think he was tired!
 
Best,
Jessica

My Potato…. The Borking

Today’s BORKING REPORT!
 
It’s freezing cold and foggy today. Goji of course likes things icy so she’s spent the morning turning the AC unit on so I have to go and turn it off. She knows if she turns it on, someone will walk over to it to turn it off… AND SINCE IT IS NEXT TO HER WET FOOD DISH…
 
She’s not stupid. Just stubborn. Just like Badger who wants to go out to the Hamptons this morning… and is pissy when he’s told NO because it’s 60ºF at 10 am and even colder when he demanded to go out at 6 am.
 
The Potato ambled out to go potty at 7ish… did his business then potatoed back into the house to go back to bed. He then had to potato back out at nearly 10 to go borking which… the dog can sleep. It’s warm. He knows it’s cold outside. And he wants to sleep.
 
Borking is important though. It keeps Potatoes healthier and well, it’s a good socialization exercise for him. So off he went, complaining to his Auntie Jessica about being abused and THEN came back not only fat and happy but SOAKED THROUGH.
 
Because it’s cold and foggy outside. Dewpoint is high. The grass is soaked and well, there is nothing a little blond dervish cairn likes more than to roll around in wet grass. He is still soaked to the bone and quite pleased with himself.
 
From his Auntie Jessica:
There was lots of wet grass out this morning and Gus loved it! He did a lot of rolling around. He’s so happy! He did poop on the walk too. See him soon!
 
Best,
Jessica

Twas the Day Before Turkey Borking Report…

Today’s BORKING REPORT!
 
Gus the Potato got a bath yesterday and he’s very squeaky clean. Of course today is Borking Day so that means… rolling around in the wet grass. Because that’s what Potatoes do.
 
He always grumbles and becomes a lump when it’s time for him to get kitted up but then as soon as the door opens and JESSICA appears, suddenly he has the energy of a thousand frenzied cairns and he’s ready to be off.
 
It’s always funny when he’s leaving because the BORK doesn’t begin until he crosses the threshold. THEN, it’s a parade of horns, bells, and whistles. Usually the Bork is short and today it’s really freaking cold so he was bundled up but caution is always used for the old man.
 
He came back happy and grinning. Once he allowed me to strip him nekkid of everything but his collar, he did his normal romp and cavort, followed by drinking all the water and then getting love from his Auntie… who was also attending to Harley Doodle because that’s what the cat does. She wants love and scritches from everyone. It’s hard to be a Harley. Gus got his snuggles then said goodbye to his Auntie who will be skipping Thursday’s walk because of the holiday but he’ll see her again next week.
 
All in all, considering he’s coming up on his … 14th year? 13th year? I think 14… he’s doing pretty good for an old Cairn. Their lifespan ranges from 12-14 and he’s in relatively good health. He does get too many treats and yes, there’s a LOT of napping time but I’m going to say, with respect to his old bones, he deserves all the comfy beds and memory foam pillows under them.
 
From his Auntie Jessica:
The weather was nice out this morning and Gus loved it! He did try to say hi to one couple out walking! Other than that it was pretty empty out. Have a good thanksgiving!
 
Best,
Jessica

The Borking Report for 11 Nov

Today’s Borking Report:
I worked remotely today because the pain along my lower quarters was fairly substantial, promising to bring me a very long agony and it’s nice that my body communicates this with me. I mean, imagine if your innards didn’t give you a flash stabbing attack at three in the morning just to tell you… AND THERE IS MORE WHERE THIS CAME FROM!
 
Like pancakes, the first one is the ugliest but the others get fluffier and rounder as time goes by. Which is a lie because it’s NOTHING like pancakes. But I digress. This isn’t about me. This is about Gus the Potato Cairn.
 
And today’s adventure of… I DON’T WANNA WAKE UP.
 
His Auntie Jessica pinged early that she was taking him. Around 8:30ish or so. Thing is, he didn’t wake up when I woke up at 5 and go outside so he needed to pee. Which meant he DID NOT want to get dressed. Then he needed to get redressed because the grey hoodie really is too small for him and in protest of being undressed and redressed, he twisted around so the harness didn’t fit him. I pulled him over… BECAUSE HE WAS A DEAD WEIGHT… fixed the harness and his response was to flop over dramatically and lie there with his four feet up in the air.
 
Like a full cairn temper tantrum.
 
After some coaxing, I unclipped his leash (we leave it on the harness to make it easier to dress him) and told him to go outside and pee. Which he acted like I was doing him a favour by doing this. He peed, came back inside so I could put the leash back on him and once again, DRAMATICALLY flopped over.
 
By this time, I went back to work and wasn’t paying attention to his little acts of gothy attitude. When his Aunt Jessica arrived, he decided to be a sullen asshole for a bit then remembered SHE hadn’t woken him up so it was okay to be happy to see her.
 
And proceeded to scold and scold all the way down the sidewalk. There were workmen next door so they had to be reprimanded and then he had to talk about how shitty of a mommy I am by insisting he wake up and that his Auntie Jessica was the only one who really mattered in the world because she loved him.
 
Never mind I pay her to be the Potato’s friend.
 
Actually while we pay the service, she is very protective of the Potato and he is HER pupper. When she went up to her parents’ house in OC for a few months, she would come down on the weekends to visit her boyfriend and arrive early on Friday to walk the Potato and then again on Monday before she drove up the coast. His Auntie Jessica loves her Potato. And he does adore her.
 
Much more than he loved anyone in the house today but Borking is good for the Potato. And he did remember he loved it once he hit the sidewalk.
 
From his Auntie Jessica:
Gus had a lot to say today!! He pooped on the grass too like a good boy. I hope he gets plenty of rest. Have a good weekend!
 
Best,
Jessica

Let’s Go Borking with Gus the Potato!

Today’s Borking Report!
 
It’s cold as heck this morning but it’s going to ramp up to the high 80s. The Potato was grumpy about getting out of bed to go on his bork and he was pissy about being dressed. However, as SOON as Jessica came over and said, Come on, Gus Gus… he was off as if we’d been holding him back from his ultimate dream.
 
Seriously, he’s a brat.
 
He went for his bork, telling the world about his opinions on everything from carrot cake to why it’s unfair dogs cannot vote then came home. Where he promptly refused to let his jacket be removed and cavorted about without saying goodbye to his auntie Jessica. Harley more than happily provided a farewell belly rub dance for her while Gus got a bit of hash brown and bacon.
 
Now of course, he’s back in bed for his mid-morning snooze and acting as if all is right with the world. Which of course it is if you are the Potato.
 
I bet anything he’s missing our house guests because most of the time, they don’t know the rules (or ignore them) and sneak him bits and pieces of noms. Sadly for him, there are no guests this week so he’s got to be dependent on us for his snacking.
 
From his Auntie Jessica:
Even though Gus was pouting today he still had a fun walk! He told the neighbors all about his day! He was walking pretty fast today. Maybe he just wanted to get back inside for some potatoes!
 
Best,
Jessica