This is a little book I wrote many years ago when we were raising and showing poodles. I wrote it as a children's book... I hope you enjoy it.. !!
Peanut's first letter written to Uncle Tom and Aunt Jackie ... Tales from the PEANUT GALLERY.
Hi! My name is PEANUT and I am a 11 month old
toy poodle. I live with my Daddy and Mommy who think
I am the best.. I want to share some of my adventures with
you. My first one is about my first big trip to Florida
while Daddy and Mommy and "Gigi" (Grandma) were on a cruise
together. hope you like the stories of my adventures.
More are yet to come. I love all my fans, and I am
looking forward to telling you about my other adventures ...
This is my first Chapter in my book called "Adventures
from the Peanut Gallery. It is written to my Aunt and Uncle to tell them some things about myself, as I will be on vacation with them while Daddy and Mommy are away.
|My Flintstone's Suitcases|
|Faux Fur Snuggly Trevel Bed|
Circus Hoodie is so much
Fun ..it has an elephant on it too!
|My Blue collar has an airplane on it|
|This is me at almost 11 months|
Dear Grandma Boyce (GiGi):
|Cruise time for Dad, Mom & GiGi|
When Daddy and Mommy told me I would be going to Florida, I got excited because I will have a chance to see you again, They told me they are going on a BIG ship with you, and that I will have a great time when they’re away. Bye, bye Daddy and Mommy, I will miss you. I will see you, but I am staying with Uncle Tommy and Aunt Jackie. I will have playmates there 'cause they have dogs too! I hope they like me. I am all packed and ready. I have my snuggly travel bed in my suitcase, and my clothes and toys too!
|Bye Bye Daddy and Mommy and GiGi|
|Bunny PJ's from Poshpuppies|
|Zebra Fleur De Lis Hoodie|
All my toys have names and I have a few favorites ...”Pink Lady”, “Oh, No!”, and “Octi” to name a few. I chew on everything.
|"Octi" Octopus toy|
|My Pink Lady toy|
My schedule is like this: I get up about 7 am and Mom or Dad take me out of my crate and put on my collar and retractable lead… I then go outside... (going out is fun for me!).. I try hard to tinkle and go poop at that time. Mom and Dad ALWAYS give me a treat after I go… I either get a liver treat (my favorite) or a small piece of cheese or an IAMS biscuit, or a Pepperidge Farms cheese fish cracker, or a People cracker.
I don’t go on the grass, because a big bad red ant bit me and I was itching and sore for days. Too many fleas in the grass, and I have never had a flea... anyway, so I go on the pavement, and then Daddy cleans up after me. I will run away and go far in a second, I am learning to come .. so, please don’t let me out EVER without a leash. If I do run.. call my name.. say “TREAT” and have a liver treat in your hand ... I’ll come!
After I go outside, Mommy puts down my water and food and I sometimes eat then, or later in the day. (I don’t like warm water, so Dad and Mom put ice cubes in my water dish) I always have papers down in the laundry room and Mom changes it three times a day when I use it. I can now go up and downstairs! I’m a BIG BOY now! I also do neat tricks Daddy taught me to entertain Mommy!!
However, I can not jump up on furniture yet. My legs are very delicate and can break very easily, so please be careful when you pick me up. Also, I squirm right out of your arms if I’m excited and Dad and Mom have had a hard time holding me. I can jump right out of your arms and get hurt. When Dad and Mom are in the bathroom, I try to eat the toilet paper, and I love to have them pick me up and hold me... they are cuddlers!
|Playing with Daddy is so much fun|
|My best friend "Turtle" he lets me sleep on him|
|I am brave even though other dogs scare me|
When Daddy comes home I get all happy and jump and jump for him to pick me up. I am still teething and I love to chew on his fingers and sometimes he lets me, but it hurts Mom too much and she says “NO Peanut, STOP”. If you pick me up and you don’t say, “Shhh, Nite, nite,… I will nip and lick and kiss and drive you crazy, but after a while, I get so tired I can't keep my eyes opened and I fall right to sleep snuggling with Daddy or Mommy!
I love going in the car. I have a doggie seat belt you can use to keep me safe. I have a hard time going to the bathroom away from home. I hold it until I can’t hold it any longer. Maybe you can teach me how to do it. Dad and Mom take me on my leash a lot when we’re out for the day.. but I don’t get the idea yet. I’m real little and I can’t stay in a hot car, even for a few minutes… Daddy and Mommy put me in my carrier and take me everywhere they go. By the way, I love people… Those who come to the house or those I see when I’m out. I think EVERYONE is there to see me and love me and pet me.
|I can dance like a ballerina|
I get up on my hind feet and dance just like a ballerina and show off... they just have to tell Dad and Mom how precious and darling I am, and they pet me and want to pick me up, but my parents are very particular and cautious about who they let hold me, if they feel I will get hurt.. Were they like that with the kids?! Dad and Mom even take me to restaurants in my pet carrier. They just keep a very low profile and sit in a booth. When we’re seated, they pet, comfort, and feed me tidbits in my carrier. I go to fairs and shopping and everywhere in my travel home. They have so many blankets for me.. I think my Mommy has a secret passion for pretty and soft ones... I have so many. They just want me to feel so comfortable and happy.
|My Travel home Alex by Kwiggybo|
|I love when Daddy scrubs my tummy in my bath|
Nighttime is my favorite. I do most of my drinking at night in Daddy and Mommy’s glass of ice water or drink. Dad and Mom get on the bed to watch TV or to read, and they bring me up with them and let me play with them and my “Nite time” basket of toys. I love to play tug of war with my pull toys, but don’t pull too hard or it will pull out my teeth. I’m real little remember, I’m not a big boy like Citron who is Daddy and Mommy's son's dog, a lab who loves me. They both think I am such a clown. Sometimes at night Dad will give me a piece of cheese, or Mom will give me a few pistachio nuts etc. Daddy tells me: “Do you know that I am CRAZY about you Peanut”?!
|I am such a clown they say!|
Mommy says: “Where IS that baby boy of mine?” That’s my favorite time of day. I’m the center of attention, and I show off to the hilt just for them. Mom then takes me out, rocks me to sleep, and sometimes sings to me, or I fall off to sleep in Daddy’s arms, then they put me in my bed (crate) for the night. They zip me in and close one side curtain on my crate. I sleep in there all night. Sometimes if I’m not really tired, I cry just a little, and they say, “Peanut, go to sleep sweetie”. I am a darling .. EVERYONE says so!
Mommy will be sending you their itinerary (wow that's a big word for me, but it means schedule!) for their cruise... and some information you may need about me. Thanks for watching me. I hope I won’t be too much trouble for you. I’m looking forward to getting to know you.
P.S. I get oodles of hugs and kisses and lovin's all day long! I pawsitively can't wait to see you!
Licks and hugs,
The Peanut Gallery