Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Happy NOMS Day, one and all!

Today is Not-Of-My-Species Day when we celebrate our other friendships. While Mica certainly qualifies, today I thought I'd celebrate my many friendships with another kind of 2leggeds...the littlest ones!

You may think we're celebrating NOMS day here as a lion and a bumblebee! No, it's just me and my good friend Mia last Halloween. (I was Sting, actually, and Mommy was The Police.) Mia is one of my earliest NOMS friends. When she was first starting to bark, she'd call me "Beat-e!"

I love babies, too and they seem to like me alot. I don't even mind when they grab my hair because being a Cairn, it usually comes out in their hands! Babies are great, they're usually sweet and a little bit sticky, they smell wonderful and they're always dropping delicious things to eat, like bagels and Cheerios. And when their Mommys aren't looking, they're always happy to share and let me clean off their hands! Plus they smell so good...

I met these two little girls from Canada (do you know them, Clover and Chef?) two years ago in September on the beach on Hilton Head. They were there on vacation and we played ball for a long time because they kept taking turns tossing it to me. (As Mommy said to their parents, "You do realize that none of the three of them thinks this game has an end?") Then last September, we were back on Hilton Head, visiting Granny, running on the beach. We saw two little girls and one said "Can we play with your dog?" Mommy said "Sure, come here Petey!"

The little girls' Mommy got all excited and said "It's Petey! It's Petey! We have a photo of the twins playing with Petey here on the beach last September!!!" Can you believe the odds of that happening? So I played with the twins again for a long time. Maybe Asta and I will see them again on the beach this September. Mommy took this photo with her eye-Phone and emailed it to the twins in Canada so they'd have an updated photo of the three of us.

This little girl was also a bumblebee! Are we cute, or what? We were all a-buzz! (I'll have you know I wore my antenna hat for SIX hours and won a prize at the Dog Run Halloween party for keeping my costume on the longest!)
This is my friend Cameron. Our mommys used to work together. We were both staying at a friend's house in Bridgehampton for the weekend a couple summers ago. She thought I was lots of fun to play with, especially since she doesn't have a dog of her own.  I'd drop tennis balls in the pool when she was swimming and she'd throw them for me. (Little 2-leggeds are so easy to train!)
A few months later, Cammie and I had a playdate in Central Park. When we walked over to the merry-go-round, Mommy was waiting with Cammie and her little brother who was in his stroller while her Mom got the tickets. Mommy and I were planning on guarding the stroller while everyone else was on the merry-go-round, but Cammie's Mom came back and said "Dogs can go on merry-go-round, too!" So Mommy put me up on a horse and we rode around and around! We could hear people watching say "Hey! There's a dog on there!" Sorry we don't have any photos of that!
So those are just a handful of my favorite NOMS. In our neighborhood, I meet more every day. 
Have a great day every one (and every thing!)


Clover said...

Rachel McAdams! YAY! Thanks Petey, I like my voice sound-a-like. You are SO good at that game!
Thanks for telling me about NOMS day! I am going to go make a post about my NOMS friend.
Love Clover xo

Asta said...

You awe definetely a chick magnet..fiwst all youw dates, now all these little cutie bipeds..and you seem to attwact the sweetest ones
smoochie kisses
pee ess. give my love to MICA!!!!

Daisy said...

Happy NOMS Day, Petey! You look adorable in your bumblebee suit. I think it was wonderful fate that led you to those cute girls again!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Hi Petey, we are having a NOMS party, if you have time drop by to visit with us. Feel free to bring the little bipeds, Mommy thinks they are cute as can be. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

PS: Mica is invited too.

Eric said...

Petey the mini two leggededs are just dorable... you must attract them all the time with your dashing good looks. The 3 leggeddded ca,t stop cooing at them.And you are right, they are always wanting to force feed you,let you lick them and want to play play play, yep I share your liking for them. And the twins twice in a row,got to be fate.Cool.

Any you with the cutie as a bee, ha,ha!!Come on you are kidding, you wore that hat for 6 HOURS? I wouldn't wear it for 6 seconds...oh and could you go back to the merry go round a get a photo this time? Thanks!

Wags your pal, Eric x

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Petey, wow you've got so many NOMSS pals! I've got one, Miss Peach, a ginger cat. We've been friends for exactly a year today! She calls me her "pip of a pal". I like that! Jx

Maya and Kena said...

Happy NOMS Day Petey and Mica!
Your biped furiends are so cute and they sound like a lot of fun to play with!
You look adorable as a bumble bee!!
Have a great day!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

AB clan said...

Wonderfull petey, you have plenty of nice NOMS.
You know, I'm ViVi , a Sharpeï dog, I don't have kitties babies!!!!
That's "les filles", AB's matter!

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Petey, you're a natural with kids buddy. They really love you.


Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Petey...

Ya have so many little people friends that ya look just like one of 'em......ya made a super nice bumblebee and had a friend who was one too.....groovy....keep up yer good work....I'm a bit afraid of kids when they rush upta me, I back away...hopefully Parker will help me get over that.....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Molly the Airedale said...

Happy NOMS Day, Petey! You sure have a lot of cute little friends! Mitch is scared to death of young children and we have no clue why! You're obviously very good with them!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

wow you know so many mini-humans!!! I dont know that many at all but I do like them!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey!
Happy NOMS Day!
You look so happy with all those human puppies!
Kisses and hugs

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Petey -

You sure know a lot of little kids. We think you look so cute in your bumblebee suit.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Agatha and Archie said...

We love the two legged ones too!!! They are ALWAYS dropping stuff on the floor to est!! Fabulous!! You look great as a bee..Love A+A

Deefor said...

You really attract the babes-- 2 legged and 4 legged. They (and you) are adorable. I really like your bee outfit.


Stanley said...


You must have the baby whisperer gene (or is it jeans??? do you ever wear jeans? I hope not)! I can see that the hooman pups are a soft touch for you!

Whatcha gonna be for halloween THIS year?

Goober love,