Saturday, 19 April 2008


I got a new, well, thingy recently. Mom says it's my new bed as I can't sleep in my crate for ever now I'm all grown up. A dog bed? That thing? Mom, even I know that's a bean bag sort of cushion, not a bed. Want to see it?

Does that look like a dog bed to you? And see anything unusual,like er, no Eric lying on it? And the label - I'm pawsitively insulted! What's that mean? Does Mom think I can't read? Won't take offence? My feelings won't be hurt?

Wouldn't you find that doggone upsetting? It's so not true, I'm due for my summer strip haircut that's all.

I asked Mom to at least cut the label off. But NO, she won't. That set her off. "You have to understand the label is part of the design Eric, it's cool and sort of funny, plus the bed was very expensive . . . AND it's got a wipeable cover isn't that practical . . . do you know they make fab ones for 2 leggeds in all sorts of shapes with funky covers, I love the Marimekko one . . . and oooh, I've just remembered, there's even a little fatboy for kittiecats, ha, ha, now there's an idea, we could get a matching one for Otis, how cute would that be . . . what's wrong with it anyway? I can't understand why you don't like it Eric . . . stop being a sulky ungrateful boy . . . all the time and trouble I've gone to for you and if you think I'm going to give in just because . . . blah blah blah . . . her final words were "Eric, it's perfect, not like a normal boring dog bed at all and I really like it" WHAT?!!! Now you know why I'm sometimes Eric quirky.

You can tell what I was up against. Plus my ears needed a bit of a rest too. I had no choice but to give the fatboy a bit of a try out to see if it passed the Square Dog Safety and Comfort Test.

Now do I look safe and comfortable to you? Wooo, oooo, it's all doggly - flobbly - wibbly - wobbly. Hey you don't think, do you, it's me that's errr, fa . . . na, can't possibly be.

That's why I've got serious bed envy. Especially of my good pal Jackson with his terrific terrier tunnel bed. Even my matie Noah's bed looks like a proper dog bed instead of some designery beanybag labelled cushion for a skinny round dog. Yep, I'm back to snuggling with Mom on my blankie, on the sofa,then sleeping in my cosy crate at night. Until Mom's next crazy idea of a bed arrives.

Anyways, can't stop here blogging all day, got my new classes to go to. Someone called Jane is taking them. Don't want to be late.

Now tell me honestly, does my bum look big in this?


Lorenza said...

Hi, Eric!
You have a very nice new bed! Of course you are not fat! Its just the label of the bed! Is it comfy?? Or you still prefer the couch??
The last picture made my day! Enjoy our new classes!
Have a great weekend
Kisses and hugs

Jackson said...

Ooo, J1 has seen those beds and rather liked them. So she's got bed envy of your bed. Hehehe. No way are you fat Eric! No way Jose! I like your leg warmers, pal. I'm more into Doga myself...J x

Agatha and Archie said...

Fatboy,well we soon as you go to the beauty parlor you will be a svelte thing again(same with us...we hope..It was a long cold winter) Your leg warmers are fab!!!!!!! One two one two......Love A+A PL2 can't stop laughing at the last picture....

Noah the Airedale said...

Cripes we know all about new bed dilemmas matie. Yours does look rather comfy though. Are you sure you don't like it? It might take time, my sissies like their new beds now...well at least they use them.
Great photo of the exercise class Eric. You've got nice tone there matie.

Hugs and tail wags

Miona said...

Thank You come to my blog.I want to participate in exercise.

Dewey Dewster said...

Hey Eric, I was pretty absorbed in the bed story( I can understand yer complaint about the label,'s gotta go)til the last picture and then my eyes went right past your legs and bum (which is quite trim, I might say) to the legs and bum right next to ya. Now, ya have a story to tell us 'bout that one, ya hear....and make it long.........

Dewey Dewster here......

happy said...

The bed didn't look too bad, Eric. Maybe you could try chewing off the label. Oh boy, your last picture really cracked me up hahaha *sorry* Didn't know you are a follower of Jane.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That bed looks comfy. I'm sure you'll be in shape soon with those classes

~ Girl girl

Penny & Poppy said...

That bed looks pretty comfy, Eric! Maybe you will get used to it. Every time we get a new bed, it takes a while before we warm up to it. You are not fat and our mom can't stop laughing at that last photo!

Poppy & Penny

umekotyan said...

Good evening eric.
The bed seems to be pleasant.
And, the photograph of the foot that can be laughed.
The dance of the Can Can of the opera group that makes Britain a stage
is recalled there.
A wonderful dance makes a wonderful hip. :)

from loved ume tyan

Jake of Florida said...

Hi Square Pal,

Yur bed tale made us all laugh.

We have lots of beds: three downstairs and three, plus a variety of pillows, upstairs. All of them are pretty traditional. No Fatboy. Mom always threatens us with turning into roly poly porky dogs if we eat too much, so we're sure she'll keep the Fatboy in mind -- even if it's only a label!!

But no, you're not fat, and we're sure you'll get used to your new bed.

Loved those leg warmers!!! (Perfect for South Florida!!)

Jake and Just Harry, your square fellers.

Sparky said...

Ha! This post made me laugh, Eric. Don't worry, I don't think you're fat! However, I would also take offense at that name if it was my bed.


Asta said...

Awe you kidding??????you awe so NOT fat...I love youw legwawmews by the way...I think I need some fow my excewcise class...ummmm, Ewic, I would be huwt if my bed said that too...and it 's vewy stylish, but looks like you'd kind of slip wight off a watew bed ow something...I hope you find a pawfect comfy place
smoochie kisses

Pacco de Mongrel said...

nvm that label, as long as its comfy...

i'm still sleeping in my crate, but is big though

Stanley said...


First off, your booty looks just fine to me... nice and fuzzy, but definitely NOT fat. (Your leg warmers are a nice fashion statement, though.)

Maybe you could lie down on that thing long enough to make an Eric-shaped dent in the top of the bed, and then you wouldn't slide off. Or, since Jackson has bed envy for your bed, and you have bed envy for his, maybe you guys could orchestrate some sort of trade. Whatdya think?

Goob love,

Koobuss said...

I'm with you, Eric. I would not use that bed either. If you hold out and look sad long enough, maybe you will get to use the big people bed like I do. Of course, you have to share it with them, but there are ways to get control of the bed away from them. (You'll figure it out.)

Your butt is not big, Eric. You should be insulted. I live your leg warmers though.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Molly and Taffy said...

Hi Eric

We are not too sure about your bed either. Well a bed needs to be snuggly and you don't look too comfyor snuggly on yours. Could you stick a pin it or something to let some of the air out, just an idea.

Molly and Taffy

PS. Your bum certainly does not look big in the last photo.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Eric...(fan fan)...I looked at that last pic and ...oh's warm in here...your bum looks fine, Eric...not sure who the other chica is, but we'll just ignore her!!!!!

Um...mumsie wants to know how you got/made that pic whatever that means.....


As for ur sorta looks like an outdoor glider cushion with a disparaging remark printed on'll be good in the rain.

Ya need one of those sticky things that Mumsie puts her cell phone on in the car so it doesn't slide everywhere....and put it under ur fuzzybutt....

Oh Eric...for just havin' started bloggin' u are such a natural...

Love ya...

Asta said...


I've missed you!!! how awe you?Thank you fow helping wif the walk..I'm going to listen fow youw bawk..wish you could be thewe and we could weally meet.
love you smoochie kisses

Maggie & Mitch said...

OMdoG, we just discovered this posting! Mom can't stop laughing at you and Jane Fonda, Eric! What a piece of work you are! hehehehehe

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Böbe said...

I do not have a doggie bed. I have never had one. When I was a little puppy I had a big pillow but now the whole flat is my bed. I mean the whole flat except for mom's bed and the kitchen table (when mom is at home at least.)

But yours is nice. Hope you have gotten used to it since then. If it was really necessary...