bark blog now on Facebook
written about my faithful dog Ol’ Buddy in the past. The
response was phenomenal. Apparent-ly, a lot of folks love
their pets and enjoyed what I wrote.
It seems everywhere I take Ol’ Buddy, his reputation precedes
him. Even people he’s never met, greet him like a long lost
When I travel without the little critter, people ask, “How’s
So I decided to put the pooch on Facebook. Ol’ Buddy and
I were a little hesitant about going “virtual,” but
within the first few hours, he had as many Facebook friends as
All of a sudden, he’s getting friend requests from people
we don’t know. He’s being asked for his paw-d-graph
by fans. Soon he’ll be ready to negotiate terms for his first
book. He’s also lobbying for a convertible the next time
we buy a car.
Ol’ Buddy is mindful about his postings on Facebook, because
he doesn’t want to overload people with too many Buddy-ism
and puppy humor. So he only sends out a couple of updates each
Ol’ Buddy doesn’t talk for just anybody, nor is he
a very good typist, so I have to do the interpretation and updates
for him. But I’ve learned through our private conversations
that he is wise beyond his years, and he’s excited about
sharing his take on life.
For instance, Jilda and I were recently reading a story in the
paper about all the drugs being given to kids to modify their behavior. Apparently,
there are a lot of young ’ns out there who have behavior
Most people who spend time at shopping malls or grocery stores
can testify to this fact. Almost every time you go, you see examples
of kids careening down the aisles wreaking havoc. My mama would
have whipped me with a rose bush had I behaved this way when I
was a kid.
As we sat drinking our coffee and reading this story, Ol’ Buddy
became interested. After a few grunts and a scratch or two, I realized
what he was saying. “Some kids don’t know how to behave
because they’ve never been taught. Their folks let the television
do the babysitting and the kids eat too much junk food. Heck, fresh
roadkill would be better for them than most of the stuff they eat
today,” he explained. That put a nasty visual in my head,
but I had to agree that there was truth to what Ol’ Buddy
He went on to say that decent food and three days in obedience
school would do a world of good for these kids.
Ol’ Buddy also had advice about another issue that’s
in the news. “I know I'm just a dog, but here is what I think:
any politician that runs around cheatin’ on their mates at
the expense of the taxpayer should be neutered. Heck, I’m
single and I got neutered for chasing a Pomerania and I didn’t
even spend anybody’s money!”
I thought to myself, now this is a different approach that just
might encourage politicians to behave too.
I asked Buddy what other advice he planned to share with his new
Facebook Friends. He recommended that folks always stretch when
they get up in the morning and never miss a chance to take a nap
in the afternoon. Never pass up a chance to go to the bathroom,
you never know when you’ll get another chance.
You need to keep the varmints run off you property. Don’t
growl unless you’re ready to bite. Lay out in the warm morning
sun whenever you get a chance. Always be loyal to your friends.
Take time to play every chance you get and chase a few butterflies.
Drink a lot of water and never use a bank that doesn’t offer
your pup a treat when you go through the drive-thru window.
You can find Ol’ Buddy on Facebook by searching for Ol’ Buddy