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I am cute on my own bed

I am cute on my own bed

Hello my name is Wistful Westie’s Zippity but everyone just calls me ZIP.   I am 12 weeks old today and I have come to Patricia’s Wisdom to take charge of the blog and the household.   I am just bursting with energy, happiness and JOY.

So this is my new house

So this is my new house

My job is to keep Patricia company on her walks and while she stays home to work.  My second big task is to be the Biking Architect’s own allergy free dog and his favorite white dog.

Last Thursday I discovered I had a very great voice for howling and barking – Having the need to go out to the dog run or being put in the crate activates the howl.   Having Karl the Mail Carrier come by frees up my barking.    I am very good at it!

I dryly sleep all through the night!

I have a new wool toy which is called clown head, because we thought Santa was not a good idea.  I love to run after it and thump it on the floor and fetch it back to the tosser.

run... who me?

run... who me?

Here’s a holiday riddle for you:  What goes up stairs 50 times a day but does not come down?

At the top

At the top

I am neat and tidy – third activity of each day after my breakfast and walk is to clean out my crate.  It is a big job but someone has to do it!

tidying the crate - everything out

tidying the crate - everything out

The folks at Patricia’s Wisdom and me – ZIP – are going to take a few weeks away from posting and work on “training” and cross country skiing and eating and sharing with the family.  Being of Service too!  Patricia says she will be reading your good posts and still visiting here – but in between the activities.

candy cane

Happy Holidays to Each and Every One

pose for camera

pose for camera

May you all just wiggle with happiness and joy !!

candy cane

Related Wishes:
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52 Responses to “ZIPPITY”

  1. Betsy Wuebker Says:

    Adorable! What a wizened little face!
    .-= Betsy Wuebker´s last blog ..Christmas Simplified =-.

    Patricia Reply:

    We thought we would have to wait until spring, but a fairly local breeder could not get the person to sign for neutering and so she called and offered Zip to us – we are delighted because Hubs is not allergic and he is rather mellow for this breed.
    He is very serious in the face – but very very cute!

  2. Patricia Says:

    What a cutie! Look forward to hearing about Zip’s adventures.
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..Monday- meandering… =-.

    Patricia Reply:

    I have been taking him for walks zipped into my raincoat – we are having heavy, heavy warm weather and rain – I hope we will keep having good walks after the next round of shots.

    Other than his sharp teeth he is very cute!

  3. Talon Says:

    Zip, you have the sweetest mistress ever! She must be over-joyed to have you in her life. You’re very very very cute (Riley and Charlie both agree).

    And don’t worry – you’ll be able to go up and DOWN before your mistress knows it and as you learn – well, that’s the best puppy action to watch of all!

    Have a beautiful Christmas, Zip – it will be your first~!
    .-= Talon´s last blog ..Anamorphic =-.

    Patricia Reply:

    Talon, Riley and Charlie,
    Wish we could arrange a play date – that would be fun – wonder if dogs could blog!

    Zip learned down stairs today…and that made for a painful problem – He started downing stairs when I was putting in the electronic air filter panels. I did not know he was behind me and when the filters clacked into place they scared ZIP…he backed into a Hobo Spider trap and stuck….I had to pull it off quickly as he danced around in total panic…and it pulled about 1/4 of the hair off his front leg, while he sunk his sharp teeth into my right hand pointer finger….We are all okay now…but my good typing finger is looking like a big purple blob with a neat row of teeth marks. Poor puppy.

    We have recovered enough for a good play and now a nap! and blogging

  4. vered | blogger for hire Says:

    Awww so cute!!!
    .-= vered | blogger for hire´s last blog ..30 Fashion Lies We Tell Ourselves – Or Choose To Believe =-.

    Patricia Reply:

    Talon is right, watching a puppy go up and and now down the stairs is just the cutest. I did not even know I wanted a puppy but now wondered how I was without this one for so long :)

  5. supernalsteve Says:

    Very cute :)

    Patricia Reply:

    Thank you 😉

  6. DEB Says:

    Play date with Hendrix ASAP

    Patricia Reply:

    One more round of shots (I think it is Wednesday) and we will be up for a number of play dates!

    It is hard to take pictures because he is so fast!

  7. Dot Says:

    He is just adorable! And cleaning out his crate — LOL!

    Patricia Reply:

    Looking forward to pictures of your next pup! This little guy is so fun and so smart. He is napping so I am blogging.

    Happy Holidays to you. Are you doing something special?

  8. Tony Single Says:

    Patricia, Zip is just about the cutest thing I’ve seen in a good long while. In fact, this little guy reminds me of Snowy from the Tintin comics by Hergé which puts a big goofy smile on my face. Cass is gonna have to read this post ‘cos she will just melt at the photos of Zip. She so totally will! 😀

    I hope you and your family have an excellent Christmas. Take care, y’all!

    Patricia Reply:

    thank you Tony and yes send Cassie right over, because this is great cuteness in action – and funny.

    Tonight he ate a slug and would not make for pretty pictures as it’s slime is all over his face – we are working to clean up his act

    Lots of baby cute mixed with hard core sharp teething! at high speed…some folks just like this sort of thing :)

    Happy Holidays to you and Cassie too.

    When Library Girl gets here next week, I am looking forward to a great puppy sitter – I may even take a nap!

  9. Tess The Bold Life Says:

    How cccuuuuttteee is this Zip? The cutest dog in the world now and forever. I want to come and play today;)

    Patricia Reply:

    We are trying to wear him out for bedtime right now – come on over!

    He is cute!

  10. Davina Haisell Says:

    Oh how adorable. Hi Zip! He looks like a mischievous little devil :-) Give him a smooch from me. Have a wonderful holiday, Patricia.

    Patricia Reply:

    Smooch planted though on the back of the head – I value my nose!

    You too have a wonderful holiday, when my puppy sitter arrives I am going to mail you something…for the new year… kind of like mailing duct tape!!!!

  11. suzen Says:

    Hi Patricia! How adorable! We just got Lucy Lou (LuLu) before Thanksgiving. You and I are going thru the same fun and adventures of puppy training! She’s a Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie) and a great playmate for Mondo, my Yorkiepoo. Not enjoying the FOUR degrees in the morning for potty runs at 5 am. but other than that she has been a great joy!
    Holiday Hugs

    Patricia Reply:

    Looks like we will need a play date too suzen…
    I know about the morning potty runs – not freezing here, but heavy, windy downpours – Zip is learning to dive out and go quickly!

    I needed the playpen this week to surround the Christmas Tree and it is working pretty well – just a couple of accidents last night, which might be because Hubs was focused on something else??

    Enjoy, enjoy… I am having fun :)

  12. J.D. Meier Says:

    It looks like you have fun times ahead.

    Yeah, better than a clound than Santa for a chew toy.

    Welcome Zip!
    .-= J.D. Meier´s last blog ..Nigel Marsh on Work-Life Balance =-.

    Patricia Reply:

    Yep JD we thought calling the toy Santa with all that chewing and tossing and pounding was not a good way to start out the season.

    I will tell ZIP you said HI…thank you for dropping by and I hope you have a nice holiday – too wet for the motorcycle these days? Will you head to New Jersey?

  13. Val Says:

    Zippity doo dah, zippity day… you’re one cute lil pup and I bet you like to play!

    Lovely pup, Patricia!
    .-= Val´s last blog ..Filminea Finger =-.

    Patricia Reply:

    Val he is just the cutest – I can get on line for a few because he is taking a nap right now

    In 10 days he can start walking with me outside – that will be the best

    Wishing you well – loved your geese not so fond of honking mouses

  14. Lisa@Practically Intuitive Says:

    Oh Patricia! I am beyond thrilled to pop back in here as I’m catching up on my visiting to see you’ve gotten a doggie!! What a cutie!! I’m so so so happy for you!



    Patricia Reply:

    I am still wearing 2 different socks but I think this puppy is really changing the pace and that feels very good in deed!

    Happy Holidays to you

    Lisa@Practically Intuitive Reply:

    YEY for socks and puppies! I love the cheeriness in your post.

    Merry merry merry!

    Patricia Reply:

    Very cheery here
    Still feeling stuck about what to do next, but not so worried about it. Going with the flow and the crate training :)

    much merry merry and maybe snow tomorros

  15. Katie Gates Says:

    Zip is ADORABLE!!! Enjoy your blog break and happy, happy holidays to you and your family (all species!).
    .-= Katie Gates´s last blog ..Get Glasses- Alice! =-.

    Patricia Reply:

    Thank you – yep adorable and funny! happy holidays to you and yours too..

    I think I truly need this holiday – wow yes in deed

  16. Jannie Funster Says:

    Well, CONGRATULATIONS!! I never thought you’d get a puppy. How little I know you. :)

    Cute, cute, cute.

    Zip is so great a name.

    have fun!

    .-= Jannie Funster´s last blog ..The Unknown Mom — World Premiere =-.

    Patricia Reply:

    Hello Jannie,
    Puppy is napping so I can get on computer! I forgot about the sharp teeth and chewing of the young and crate training but we are working it out.

    I needed company on my walks as I am about to double my walking time again. My friend thought I should have a puppy because folks who have dogs live longer – but I am enjoying the experience so far very much.

    I like having another focus besides the computer activities.

    I think ZIP rather named himself and he knew it was his name right away – although when he does something very very naughty we both call him the name of our former dog!

    Happy Holidays to you and yours

  17. northpenninegallery Says:

    We also have a westi by the name of Doris. She’s a year old now, but looked identical when we first brought her home. She too would climb the stairs each day and never have the nerve to come down. She’s mastered that particular skill now! There’s a painting of her on my blog.
    .-= northpenninegallery´s last blog ..Winter in Teesdale =-.

    patricia Reply:

    Oh I am coming over to look at your painting as soon as I finish this comment.

    Thank you for your comment, and it is reassuring that you survived the first year! I just seem to love this wee guy and his funny fierce outlook on life. We also put a bell on the outside door because it is down 5 steps to go out and I can not see the door – and today he is doing well on the stairs and has hit the bell each trip with his nose – then I think he laughs?

    Welcome, welcome…I’m heading over to see your work.

  18. Chris Edgar Says:

    He does look like quite a zipper, doesn’t he? And a yipper! I can imagine it was hard to capture him on film with all the zipping around he does. And yet your reflexes were fast enough!

    Patricia Reply:

    He loves to chew on zippers! Not so much on yipping, more mellow, but he did bark at a banana slug today which would not move out of his way!

    It Girl cleaned up the photos…and I had to take 52 to get the few workable ones!

    I will be over to check out your lastest writing – hopefully tomorrow….puppy sitter arriving next WED.

    He does keep me warm when I am reading – good reader dog!

  19. Hilary Says:

    Hi Zippity Zip .. sounds like you’ve sussed out the family quite quickly .. good for you!! Love your clown .. and I guess you go up the stairs 50 times a day .. but can’t come down = too slippery?!

    Enjoy the Christmas fun .. and peace when three of themselves go skiing and leave you and the Missus together ..

    Patricia – puppy looks great and doesn’t sound bad .. by the tale of him .. enjoy his company .. you will I know – cheers and hugs and have a great Christmas time too .. Hilary
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..A Georgian Silver Swan =-.

    Patricia Reply:

    Zip has me totally in stitches playing supper dish soccer ball today! He is good company and helping me get my reading completed :)

    Thank you for your well wishes – puppy asleep, I will dash over and read your new post…

    merry, merry be
    hugs to you dear Hilary and mum

  20. Deborah Says:

    Ah, what a little bundle of energy Zip is! Maybe he should read Flossie’s early posts to get some tips on what not to do :-) She will be posting again soon I am sure.
    Have a wonderful holiday and thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I will be taking time out myself for Christmas shortly since we will be having our new grandson with us and all the family.
    Will catch up again in the Nedw year! :-)
    .-= Deborah´s last blog ..The Grand Ole Oprey House =-.

    Patricia Reply:

    Ha ha, yes Deborah I will wander through some early Flossie posts as soon as my puppy sitters arrive – one as early as Tuesday pm!!

    Oh a new grand baby – that will make Christmas very special indeed.

    Thank you for dropping by – I need all the pointers I can get :)

    merry, merry be

  21. Arts Web Show Says:

    Nice to meet you ZIP. I hope you’re being a well behaved lil’ fluff woof.
    Please pass on to Patricia that i hope she enjoys her christmas.
    Oh, and if you dont get a nice present of ol’ crimbo, you are to utilise your new found talent for howling.
    All the best.
    .-= Arts Web Show´s last blog ..Performance poem titled belief =-.

    Patricia Reply:

    Great poem Belief. Thank you for your comments and I made my first movie of Zip playing supper dish soccer and barking. Maybe could use it as an audition tape for your next video? Very happy fellow this Zip

  22. jonathanfigaro Says:

    What a adorable Pet. I bet zip is the best thing in the world. Man i need a dog…lol. Siberian husky will be purchased soon enough.

    Patricia Reply:

    Oh Zip is so happy and mighty good company. I did not know I wanted a puppy and am so glad I. Changed mind! We had to go with. Allergy free. And a good walker,so he can do 5 miles a day with me. My neighbor has 2 huskies and they are great dogs too. Good luck on finding your puppy!

  23. Talon Says:

    Zip, I hope you and your mistress and her family have the most beautiful new year ever!

    Wishing you all joy, peace, health and happiness in 2011!
    .-= Talon´s last blog ..Cold currents =-.

    Patricia Reply:

    Thank you – just back from the last drive to the airport and now my computer is up and running again – rebuilt. Think my new year is starting off well.

    Sending you warm wishes for the new year also.

    Zip is just such a happy fellow – joy all day long :)

  24. Jannie Funster Says:

    Happy New Year! Belated Christmas! Early Shrove Tuesday!

    Is Zip keeping you busy? And walking double? Ambitious! Enjoy every step you take.

    Hope you and yours are well and happy.

    .-= Jannie Funster´s last blog ..Merry Christmas- 2002 and 2010 =-.

    Patricia Reply:

    Thanks Jannie,
    I will be back on computer tomorrow and catch up on so much reading and good writing…

    wishing you and yours a happy and healthy new year…and thanking you for your good wishes.

    Zip is a joy and a wag! Keeps me in my walking shoes – this is good

  25. Barbara Swafford Says:

    Hi Patricia,

    After taking time off from the blog, I’m catching up on what everyone else did while I was away.

    Your new pup is SO cute. I’ll bet he brings you all tons of fun and lots of laughs.

    Happy 2011!

  26. Patricia Says:

    I did not even know I wanted to share life with a puppy – particularly the one who is barking and barking for practice right beside the computer now – and searching for the buried bones???What is this?

    …but I am so happy to be sharing my day with this cutie and having company on part of my walks 2 times a day….I whipped up a little red sweater for him and although I think he does not need it, it ups the oos and ahhs…

    He is so smart but I still must write when he is napping as he is not very patient with my computer time yet. Getting to be a great reading buddy and that is superb.

    I like not being home alone all the time and even the vet thinks this is the right dog for me and my intensity issues. Thank is encouraging :)

    Hope you had a great holiday The break was good