Saturday, June 22, 2013

a day in the life of Smudge

Guest blogged by Smudge, with a little help from intern Laura Mundy. Thanks, ladies!

Hey-oh! Smudge here. Since it was recently revealed that I'm a BAD RAP blogger, thought I'd go ahead and elaborate a smudge about my doings for all of you wonderful folks out there.

I should preface by saying that the humans here understand dogs need a variety of life too, just like them. So we engage our senses, have many adventures, and play games. And as you may have heard too, staying active, mentally and physically, keeps you young. You don’t have to ask me twice to subscribe to this theory!

A recent “Day in the Life of Smudge” went a little something like this:

After breakfast, I knocked out some work, as I think most clearly in the morning.  

I played with the funny-looking dog.  

I basked in the sun and had many deep thoughts. That day’s deep thoughts drifted to global commerce, social justice, and how to manipulate Intern into giving me more food. 

I initiated a road trip to visit the goats. I told Intern, "Let's go see the goats!

She was more than happy to oblige, being a goat-lover herself. There was some dispute over the best driving route, and Intern called me a “backseat driver,” whatever that means.

Goats! Goats! Goats!

To ward off our mid-afternoon slump, we grabbed a Venti Iced GreenTea at Starbucks. I made Intern hold me while I sipped it. It's cool to be held like that. Really. A nice man and his son came up to give me pets and treats. That was the best.

Back at the barn, I thoroughly removed all the peanut butter from the Kong someone had so thoughtfully left in my kennel. There’s a rumor floating around here that if you are well-behaved, the Kong Fairy will pay you a visit. I'd say that rumor is true.

Zzzzzzzzzz. Sweet dreams.

And before I knew it, the big beautiful sun was setting, and it was nearly time for bed. Intern and I had a quiet game of hide and seek, just before she tucked me in for the night.


  1. O.M.G.---the goats! I would go with you to see the goats, too, Smudge! Looks like you're getting to be a total pro when it comes to barn-doggin'. Keep up the good work!

  2. I wish you could come to Colorado, Smudge-budge! I want to give you many snuggles ( with your permission) and take you on hikes to meet new friends!

  3. What a great and funny write-up for "a day in the life of Smudge!" She looks charming and very happy. Thank you, Bad Rap crew!!

  4. Wow... what a beauty! I adore that FACE!!! Good blogging Smudge!


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