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Dogs and Their Antics:Meet Polka Dot Butt

Updated on October 30, 2016
My Halloween Costume
My Halloween Costume | Source

*WOOF* (Hello)

Greetings and Salutations to all of you on Hub Pages!

My name is Bridgette, aka “Polka Dot Butt”. I am a Dalmatian Retriever Mix with a hint of pit. My Mommy says that the pit portion is identifiable when I get focused on a lizard and I don’t listen to her.

I’m not quite sure what she’s..huh?...what?? Lizard??? ......talking about.

I Love My New Mommy

Anyways, Mommy went shopping (no doubt for a treat for me) and I thought I would get on the computer and say hello to you and your “Fur Children” before she comes back.

My mommy is the best mommy in the whole world, but that doesn't stop her from being annoyed with me when I play with her computer or find that perfect spot between her bed pillows right after she puts her fresh laundered linens on them! Ohhhhh they smell so good and I just can't help myself. She thinks I need to be doing dog-like chasing lizards for instance, not basking in the lavender scent of cotton!

My mommy adopted me this past June when my last mommy and daddy decided they didn't want me any longer. I didn't understand why they felt like that. I don’t think I did anything bad. But, just the same, they took my step brother “Harley” with them when they moved away and left me behind.

That’s when my new mommy showed up and said she would take care of me and love me.

I am so happy with my new mommy. She plays with me, feeds me good food, let’s me do “morning cuddles” with her and takes me “bye bye” every time she goes somewhere in the car. (Except this time as she went doubt for a treat for me)

Taking Care of Mommy

When mommy doesn't feel good…. I lick her! I lick her face, her hands and even her toes. This is my way of taking care of her hurt or pain. I think I make her feel a little better, because she always smiles at me.

When mommy speaks to me, I listen very carefully. I sit right in front of her and stare at her. I do know about 10 words, however half the time I’m not quite sure what she is saying, but as long as I wag my tail and smile..she’s happy!

Sporting My Winter Parka
Sporting My Winter Parka | Source

A Doggie's Concern

I do have to discuss one little "eensy weensy" thing.

Can anyone explain to me why mommies have this overwhelming need to dress us up in clothes and costumes???!?!

I mean really! I know she means well..but you try walking down the street with a big honkin’ Jack-o-lantern on your back! Before she got the pumpkin sweater, she put me in a jester collar with bells on it.

I hid it outside in the bushes…..shhhhhhh!!! Don’t tell her!

Ok, Ok, I know I look adorable.. but my fur friends tend to tease me a bit when they see me trying to look cool and sophisticated and my sweater looks like I just broke out of doggie prison!

Aside from the clothes and the dog talk, I can’t complain. No one has ever loved me this much. I plan on sticking around for a very long time so I can return the love to my mommy.

Update on the Clothes: I have to admit, I do have my favorite clothes to wear: Bandannas, hats, parkas, and sometimes sunglasses!

I Love wearing Hats!
I Love wearing Hats! | Source

Signing Off... Quickly!

It’s been a… uh oh.. she’s home…. I need to go.. it was very nice meeting you! (looking out the window)

Yep..she went shopping… I see TREEEEEEEEAAAATTTTTTS!!!

Till we meet again!

~Dreams of rawhide bones~

Bridgette *woof*

New Fur Friends and Their Parents

I love meeting new friends! (humans included) Please take time to meet these wonderful people and their fur children.
Jessie, Charlie (smartandfun), CatR , Clancey, who is now in doggie heaven (vocalcoach), Ardie and her fur babies, PDXKAraokeGuy, who is a really cool human, Foxy (Sunshine625), Gizmo (Victoria Lynn), Daisy (AEvans), Baby (Mary615),

My First Snow - Hunting a Rabbit!
My First Snow - Hunting a Rabbit! | Source
Me and Grandma! (VocalCoach)
Me and Grandma! (VocalCoach) | Source

Progress Update- May 2013

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to let you in on my progress with my new home. We moved back up to the mountains last summer and I experienced my first SNOW! At first I didn't know what to do with it. It made my paws all cold and numb at first, then I discovered that you can run and jump in it! I even did a little hunting, but the rabbits are a teeny bit faster then me.

One of the coolest things I discovered is that you can make a ball out the snow, and not only that, when mommy throws it at me and I catch it.. I also discovered I can EAT IT!

I am so happy to announce a new addition to our pack .....GRANDMA!!!! Most of you know her on Hubpages as vocalcoach

I LOVE HER sooooo much! She takes me on walks, feeds me "extra" cookies, looks the other way when I burp (from both ends) and even let's me sleep with her on occasion.


Mommy has taught me some new words and phrases. The following is a list of what I know:

  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Down
  • Roll Over
  • Eat
  • Drink Water
  • GO
  • Bye Bye
  • Ride in the Car
  • Go for a Ride
  • Go Nite Nite
  • Get the Rabbit
  • Squirrel
  • Lizard (my favorite)
  • Where's your toy?
  • Where's your bone?
  • Where's the Ball?
  • Cookie (another favorite)
  • Kitty
  • Kiss
  • Shake (still learning.. I hate my paws touched)
  • Smile
  • Where's Daddy?
  • Where's the Mama?
  • Where's the Grandma? (This is a new one cause Grandma now lives with us)
  • Doggie
  • Play
  • Happy Mat
  • Pet Smart
  • Seek
  • Investigation
  • Clothes

Dog and Cat Lovers Poll

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Words and Phrases

As a FUR CHILD, how many words or phrases do you understand from your human parents?

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About the Author

Lisa has directed and acted in musical theatre for nearly 30 years. Her musical upbringing allowed her to pursue her career in teaching and directing and continues to direct shows today. As the owner of 2 online Home Décor sites, Lisa’s passion for Rustic Living all begins with her love for the home, outdoors, and her many hobbies. Lisa loves to laugh, and she share’s that love through her comedic hubs centered on her MOM. Lisa’s passions include writing, directing, acting, photography, singing, cooking, crafts, gardening, and home improvement, including decorating. Lisa also writes under her penned name, Elizabeth Rayen.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      lol mary... P.Dot acted the same way when I put on her jester collar with the bells. She just looked at me as if to say.."Are you serious???" Thanks so much for the votes up! ♥

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      What an adorable little dog! I made my Schnauzer, Baby, a Halloween costume. I thought it was SO cute, but she just sat down; wouldn't even walk. I think she was embarrassed to wear it.

      Voted this UP, etc.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      lolol...I'm positive that your little Daisy does say "I Love You" and your little chorus of angels are so beautiful! :)

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      whiteorchids 6 years ago from Tropical Paradise

      She is adorable! I love the story and I swear my Daisy says, " I love you!" although everyone else thinks I am insane. The boys chime-in and it sounds so loving! lolol

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      lol AEvans... She does speak her mind! She really likes her outfit too. She LOVES her bandanas (which she wears all the time):)

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      whiteorchids 6 years ago from Tropical Paradise

      Lolololo! In my mind your dog was talking to all of us! She is absolutely adorable and I love the outfit too. :)AEvans

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Vicki! I think so too! Sometimes I swsear I hear the word "cookie" come out of her mouth. LOL

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      Victoria Lynn 6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      So cute! I know my Gizmo and 6 feline friends would have plenty to say if only they could talk. Well done! Many votes!! Love Polka Dot Butt!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      We don't have many frogs here..but the lizards just get me SO EXCITED! P.S. I understand about being "Queen" *woof*

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hey Polka, Have you ever tried to get a frog? They are fun also. I like the way they play dead when they know I'm watching, but I'm smarter then them. I'm a patient terrier. I flip their stiff bodies around with my paws, but I'm just playing with them. I heard if I kiss one I might become a princess, I'm already queen of my castle why would I want to step down?

      Nice chatting with you again. I'm going to shop at and see if I could find myself a sweater. I'm more of a stripe kinda girl.

      Woof to you!:)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      *Woof* foxy! I chase lizards too! One day I caught a great big one and mommy saw the tail and legs hanging out of my mouth.. she tried to get it away from me..but all I wanted to do was walk around and show it off to everyone. I don't know why she got so upset! I get to lick my mommies face, but not after I just licked something else! haha. I got my sweater at Walmart. I believe they have your size there too! Have a PETfabulous day! *woof woof* Polka Dot Butt aka Bridgette

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Bridgette! Nice to meet you! My name is Foxy. I'm a Toy Fox Terrier who adores her mommy's treats also. My mommy also yells at me for attacking lizards, but it's so much fun even though it's not healthy for us. My mommy doesn't allow me to lick her face, she's not a fan of that. We have a bunny that I practice sparring with. That's always fun. BTW I dig your sweater.

      Take care my friend! Give your mommy lots of kisses for her bday!!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Jamie. SHe is a wonderful blessing to us! :)(And a tad smarter than her parents)

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Aww.. this is so sweet! She is a cute :)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      She's smarter than Iam! Vewy scawwy! lol

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 6 years ago from USA

      She is really a beauty and looks very smart too!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Thank you SanneL! She would love to meet your guy! They could have play dates! :)

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      SanneL 6 years ago from Sweden

      Aawww, what a beautiful girl she is your Polka Dot Butt! If I show the picture of her to my very handsome four-footed guy, he'll fall in love. In fact, he will even fall in love with the pretty Halloween sweater! Maybe they could get together, so she could teach him to type! Lol! Wonderful hub!!

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      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      ya, i'll say. she's definitely a better writer then Stephanie Meyer!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Ahhh Thank you PDX. She's the best! (and very talented too!) :-)

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      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks for rescuing that precious creature and teaching her to type. She's adorable. Who wouldn't want her?

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Ardie. They are amazing, aren't they? They bring so much joy to us and unconditional love. Polka Dot has a Fur sibling (feline) named Annie. They love each other. Like yourself, I too enjoy buying toys for the both of them. However, sometime Polk Dot thinks that ALL the toys are hers!

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      Sondra 6 years ago from Neverland

      Aaw, Polka Dot Butt is SO cute! I have human babies and fur babies. My dog and two cats are so dear to me :) When they're hurt I worry and it's just as much fun to buy both types of babies a new toy :)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Awwweee geee thanks femme.. I certainly.. huh?..whaaa.. lizar... nope nuthin... anyhow.. thought I'd jump on here while mom's in the shower. Thanks for the support on the costume issue.. She had curly-Q's all over my ears for New Years... I just don't get it.. nope... but the treats are amazing!!!! Guess I gotta give a little to get a little! Thanks for stoping by and for your comments! See you aroung the Hubs and.. what?..LIZARD!!!!!!!!!!!@YP@#(*YP(@#YP(FGFUIB D

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      femmeflashpoint 6 years ago

      Hello there PDB!

      Aren't you the clever K9?

      I do believe you and your Mum are the perfect pair!

      You do have my sympathies on the costuming. I had to go through the same thing myself when I was a kid, at least once a year.

      About that lizard thing you've got going on ... have a little A.D.D. issue there, do you? You have my sympathies on that as well.

      Was nice to meet you on the Hub. Perhaps we'll run into you again sometime soon. :)


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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Hi Clancey,

      my mommy is still asleep, so I'm on here real quiet-like.

      I agree with you, I have mastered the stare (I think) I've been able to get lots of cookies with the "stare".

      Have you met Jessie and Charlie? (Their mommy is smartandfun(Hubname) Their trying to hack into their mommy's account so they can order chew toys and other cool stuff. I think it would be wise to hang out with them. *Just sayin'*

      PS. Nice to meet you too clancey. Pssst... does your mommy dress you funny too?

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Gee, we have so much in common. I'm a ShiZtu and you can call me Clancey. I'm a few yrs older than you and I wuz adopted by my mommy from a place I hated. I was only a couple of months old and cute as a button. Who could resist me? I know your mommy pretty well and can tell you that you are one lucky canine!

      Just a couple of tips from an older dog here. First...your eyes can get you anything you want. Just stare at her long enough and she's a goner. Second...if she demands that you do something and you don't want to do it...just pretend you understand her. She will be so pleased (with herself) and she won't know the difference.

      It's grrrrrrrrrrreat meeting you here on hubpages, Polka Dog Butt!


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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Ahhhh Cat R.. I should have put that as one of the options on the poll. I cant change it now since I have votes on it now...and because mommy is home now) I guess I forgot to mention my step sister I live with.. Annie. She is a sweet gray tabby... and 9 years old like me.

      Speaking of birthdays.. I just turned 9 on the 19th! *woof*

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Ahhh thanks Jessi and Charlie! I need you guys by my side when I go for walks. You know, just to keep the bullies off my back. For sure, let me know when you get into the Amazon account. I need to replace my teddy bear.....his arms are missing!

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      Cat R 6 years ago from North Carolina, U.S.

      Actually am owned by members of both species!

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      SmartAndFun 6 years ago from Texas

      You can type? Us too! Just like you, we get on the computer when our mom leaves the house. We're trying to hack her password so we can order a bunch of cool chewtoys and treats. If we crack the code, we'll let you in on it!

      PS, we actually kinda like your Halloween sweater.

      Signed, Jessi and Charlie


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