Happy Wednesday, to all my pup and human pals! It’s Minna here. Kids ask me a lot about what I do during the day when I’m not teaching the Canine Club. Well, let me tell you a typical Wednesday in the life of me, Minna.

I’ll tell you what I did today. I started off by being lazy. Most days I have to get up and get straight to school right after my human leaves for work. But today, I gave the Canine Club a day off so I was extra relaxed this morning. I watched as my human got ready and drank her coffee while I sprawled out on my, uhh I mean her bed. I created a little nest for myself right on her pillow. That’s the best spot. 

I gobbled up my delicious venison and rice breakfast, chased a squirrel into a snowbank while I did my business, and came inside to paw my human goodbye. It was then the perfect time for my first nap of the morning. My human left her coffee cup out and I took a little sniff, but I knew better than to drink it; that sent my cousin straight to the animal hospital one Saturday. I settled for a sip of water, and curled up right on my favorite green chair. 

Next came my favorite part of the day; barking at the mailman. He always comes right at 10:30 sharp. As soon as I heard the mailbox click shut, I woke up from my slumber and began my barking. He’s a good guy, so he knows I’m just saying, “Hi.” I never stop barking until he’s all the way down the street; it helps wake up the neighborhood. 

I then sneak a little snack from the cupboard. Now most canines don’t know how to open a cabinet door. But, I do. So, I pawed it open and grabbed my favorite snack, cheesy Sun Chips. After I tore the bag open and ate what I wanted, I was fueled and ready to go participate in some of the most fun activities of the day. 

I first go to the linen closet, one of the best closets in the house. It’s where my human stores this wonderful roll of white stuff. It’s the most fun to unroll the whole thing and leave trails of the white paper all over the house. I play a little game with myself where I have to run from white square to white square without stopping. Sometimes I get frustrated so I tear up a few squares of white paper. I don’t think my human minds, because I see her put these white squares in the toilet anyway, so it can’t be that important.

I usually get pretty tired from my game, so I usually have to go to the couch to rest. Today, I saw my human left her book, Little Women, out on the table. It looked like a fancy book that I might like, and since I’m a canine that can read, I thought I would give it a whirl. The book was underneath a wicker tray. I used all of my strength to get the tray off the book, but it fell. Oops! One piece of the tray fell off, so I tried to fix it, but one thing led to another, and I think I made it worse…

I heard the church bells chime four o’clock, and I knew I didn’t have much time left before my human would come home. I hurried and put the rest of the white squares of paper back in the linen closet and ran to my green chair just in the knick of time.

It’s a busy life being a smart dog like myself, but I gotta say, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. 

I hope your Wednesday was as wonderful as mine!

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