Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Joy of Being Prepared - Pixel's Prep Plan for Survival Part I

Pixel Blue Eyes has a serious look to her face when talking about her toys
I have a very important topic to talk about friends. It's something we all need to be aware of and prepared for, so please, gather round and listen...because this little girl has a LOT on her mind. This past weekend, I hung out with my wonderful Grampy for a while and we watched a very informative show called "The Walking Fred". While it is supposed to be all pretend, he told me it's really a covert show that teaches people how to survive if there's ever an Army-gettin or cat-astrophic event like a bunch of walking Freds roaming the streets trying to take your food or bite your ankles. Since I am a serious survivalist doggie, I watched very closely, took some notes, and devised my own plan to help my family in case something like that happens.

Pixel looks a little freaked out by what she sees on the television show "The Walking Dead"
At first it was a bit daunting to watch, but Grampy promised me it was all pretend and anything red was really just strawberry jam. I got excited about that idea and said, "Well, no wonder those "Fred" people are trying to bite everything. I'd want all that strawberry jam too!"

Image of Pixel staring eyes wide and mouth open
My eyes stayed glued to that show like a deer caught in a car's headlights at night. I only looked away in snippets, just long enough to jot down some notes. As we watched people trying to find food, hide from walking Freds and struggle to protect their family, their friends and ALL the strawberry jam that was obviously in abundance, it really made me think about some things. For example, I have a continuously growing family. The dragon toys keeps on increasing in numbers (no idea how THAT is happening), I have a serious hankering for new Kong Wubba toys every time I even drive by a pet store, and I've got a whole host of other little animal toys that depend on me to keep them safe, fed and entertained. Plus there's Mommy, Grammy, Grampy, Auntie, Peanut Pumpkin Pie and Dixie Mae Doxie that need caring for. What if "Army-gettin" or a major "cat-astrophy" happened? What if there really were a bunch of walking Freds in my neighborhood and I didn't have any strawberry jam around? I pondered all of these questions, as I thought of my need to care for my family.

Pixel's sweet smiling face covered in seeds and pumpkinLater that day, I went outside with Mommy to play a little, sniff everything, and get my mind off things. We came back inside, I happened to see myself in a mirror. My eyes focused in on my chin. I WAS INSPIRED!! "Mommy, quick, take some photos....this is the answer I've been waiting for!"
She took the photos (the ones in this blog post) as quickly as she could. "What is it Pixel?" Mommy asked with great anticipation. So I told her. "Look at my face scruffles, Mommy." "Your face scruffles are just as adorable as ever!" she said. "No, Mommy....really LOOK at them, look at my face scruffles up close."

Super close up of Pixel's sweet face covered in seeds and pumpkin
"See all the seeds in them? I'm a natural at collecting seeds!" I already "put by" a little pumpkin every time I have a meal, as you've all witnessed by my pumpkin colored scruffles on occasion, but in order to prepare for Army-gettin or those pesky walking Freds, I'd need to do a lot more than that.
So, with all the responsibility I have on my paws as part of this family, and since I have so many toys in need of care, AND because you never know when a bunch of walking Freds could invade, I've decided to start collecting wild seeds and putting other food by as well. Plus, I will be honing my skills as a wilderness survivalist.  (To read about my first attempts at "survival in the wild", read my 'Pixel tries her paw at being a survivalist' blog post.)

Pixel and her Mommy do a 'paw shake' and agree to start Pixel's survival training
Mommy and I made a special "paw shake" pact to start my training right away. Stay tuned, I will be writing up a follow up blog post/manual on this very important subject once I've survived my training! If I am able to write from the great wilderness which will be my new home for a while, I will share any updates I can. Perhaps there will be a nice little carrier pigeon who won't mind carrying my notebooks back to Mommy. Wish me luck friends!!





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6 comments:

  1. My pups watch the 'Walking Fred' with me every week and watch it very intensely too! Didn't know about the strawberry jam but maybe they already figured that out and is why they like it so much.
    I have to commend you on wanting to be prepared. Our dogs know we keep 50 pnds of dog found in the hurricane kit so think they are covered. I guess they are not proactive survivalists like you.
    Can't wait to hear more about your survivalist endeavors :)

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  2. What a cutie you are Pixel!! Thank you so much for joining the blog hop. I look forward to learning new skills to prepare for any Walking Fred adventures!

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  3. I was very excited to see you join our hop Pixel. :) Thanks so much for hopping on. Good idea about the survival training....every dog should have a plan I guess. Sounds like you better get some strawberry jam too to throw off those Walking Freds....just in case. :)

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  4. You look so cute among all those toys :-) Have a great day.

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  5. LOL! That was a very entertaining read, Pixel!! I think I better be prepared, I'll ask my mom to pick up some strawberry jam, just in case.

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  6. It's fine you are preparing, so you can tell us all what to do. Have a nice day in the wilderness. I eagerly await the continuation :-)

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