I heard it through the grapevine

I learn a lot of what is going on by listening in to my bipeds’ conversations. I let a lot of it drift over me but my ears tune in when I hear key words, such as walk, food, cheese, car, hike, picnic – and, of course, Clowie.

I expect you’re wondering what I’ve overheard. My bipeds will be on holiday for a few weeks, so I probably won’t get to visit any of my friends’ blogs or be on social media very much. I’m not sure what I shall be doing – I don’t think my bipeds know, but it did sound as though I will be having some fun. I kept hearing good phrases like, “Clowie will enjoy going there with us”.

I also noticed that they got out my rucksack (backpack) and checked it over – that’s a very good sign! I don’t wear it when the weather is hot, but I often carry some water and my collapsible bowl in it on a hike. They usually pack some treats in there as well.

Unfortunately, I also heard them say things like, “Clowie can catsit while we try that restaurant one evening”. The cats are not usually any trouble, they spend most of their time sleeping. I really don’t mind looking after them, but it would be nice to be asked! On the plus side, sometimes they bring home something tasty for me in a doggy bag.

I also heard a mention of, “We’ll need someone to pop in and take Clowie out because that will take a full day”. That doesn’t worry me, they only ever ask someone who I like a lot so it’s fun. It also only ever happens when I’ve had a tiring day the day before and I want to catch up on some napping – it’s almost as though they arrange it that way!

They sometimes say that it would be much easier to arrange a day out if they didn’t have to think about me. I don’t pay much attention to that – they can’t possibly mean it!

Rubbish bin

There’s nothing interesting left in here!

One of the things that gives me a clue that they’re going to be out longer than usual is that they empty the kitchen rubbish bin before they go. The cats and I are expected to leave the kitchen bin alone, but the bipeds say that the temptation shouldn’t be too great – they call it setting us up for success. They never put anything that exciting in there anyway, they always take the most interesting things, such as bones from meat, outside to the bin that won’t open.

I hope you’re all having as much fun as I am!

See you soon!

51 Comments

  1. It is interesting what whee pets can pick up on from our hoomans! Have a great holiday and whee hope the cats aren’t too much trouble for ya!
    The Pigs xx

  2. We hope the peeps have a good holiday. OMD shameful emptying the rubbish so you can’t have a bin raid. Not on. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. I will miss you, of course… butt the main thing is that you go with your furmily on that howl-i-day. I bet you will see many new things and a lot of adventures are waiting for you. Have fun and enjoy your howl-i-day. I have to wait some weeks till we go on that howl-i-day, butt I’m totally egg-sided. Even Hell-mut will come with us, except he rather plans to fall in that hibernation-thingy.

  4. Can’t wait to hear all about your adventures Clowie! Hopefully all those “hints” you heard were involving tons and tons of FUN!

    Hugs, Sammy

  5. I even listen for them to say it is time for bed because I get a treat. They do not trust me in the house alone for to long I have a dog jail. They are starting to trust me at night, but momwithoutpaws will not trust me if they leave the house. To many things that I would love to try, like jump on the leather couch for a nap. That would get me in trouble if they see my nail marks woof.

  6. Sounds very interesting Clowie 🙂 and I am sure missing some social media will be fine to trade for a holiday maybe 🙂 hugs and loves Fozziemum xxx

  7. Hmm interesting! I wonder you guys will be doing? Anyways, have fun Clowie!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  8. Sounds exciting for all of you and bless your big heart for being so considerate of your bipeds plans. You know that a nice doggie bag will be in store for you. Enjoy and we’ll see ya’ll when you return. Hugs from all of us. wag wag

  9. Humans can be so mysterious but you always have fun, Clowie, so cat sitting or trekking, enjoy!

  10. I wonder if you get to go along or if you get left behind with the felines. Have fun either way!

  11. Have a great holiday bipeds, Bowie and the cats! Will miss you but hope to hear about your travels.

  12. sounds like you have a grand adventure ahead of you! Have fun!!

  13. I hope you and your bipeds will have a wonderful time on your holidays. Maybe you’ll have some fun stories to share when you’re back!

  14. How sweet that they’re planning vacation around you. I mean, you ARE the most important one there. It sounds like you’ll have a blast.

    Love and licks and hiking – yay!
    Cupcake

  15. We will miss you but hope you and your family have some good time off together! See you when you get back!
    Luvs
    Marty and Mom

  16. I can’t wait to find out what kind of fun you’re going to have. 🙂 Maya and Pierson have a rucksack (backpack) too, though they haven’t needed to use it lately. 🙂

    • It’s been lots of fun! I feel really proud of myself when I wear my rucksack because I know I’m helping to carry our stuff. I hope you can take some of the type of walks where Maya and Pierson need their backpacks now the weather is getting cooler.

  17. Aspen at 4 mos. catches all the words that have food, treat, sit or down he thinks mean treat ( not always but get praise). Outside definitely “no” and learning leave it. He always comes when he hears his name (food or fun).
    He’s doing really well and loves a good massage. He’s had all his shots and got weighed Tues. 54.6 lbs. he’s growing really fast.

  18. I hope your peeps and you have an amazing time!

  19. Wow, Clowie. You understand so much of what they say! I’m impressed with your vocabulary 😉
    Looking forward to hearing about your adventure.
    We’ll miss you while you’re gone.
    ♥Behr Behr 🙂

  20. Sounds like you’re in for some fun! I’m currently cat and ferret sitting! I’m not sure it’s fun with a stroppy cat and a bitey ferret but it’s certainly not boring!

  21. OMC!! Clowie you get to go too!!!???? How pawsome is that!! The kitties will be fine I am sure because your bipeds are such loving and caring guardians. And please, let me apologize for being absent far too long. We are learning to use Feedly to try to keep up with my pal and Mom L and I have a very steep learning curve

    • As soon as the bipeds start preparations I watch them carefully to find out whether I’m included or not! I’ve had a great time these past few weeks.
      I hope you get Feedly to behave for you!

  22. I hope you’re going to have an amazing time, Clowie!! (And I hope you’ll be having a lot to tell upon your return!

  23. I always wonder what Honey is thinking while she’s eavesdropping on us. When we go flurrying around packing up, she knows we’re going away. But all she wants to know is whether she’s going with us or staying home.

    I’ve started getting her leash out and putting it on the door knob to let her know that once we finish getting ready, she’ll be going with us.

    • My bipeds often put my lead on the door knob to let me know I’m included! Then I settle down by the door to make sure they can’t forget me.
      When I’m not going with them they tell me – I give them a pleading look and they say ‘no’ again and shake their heads. Then I sigh and go and settle down somewhere.

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