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Australian Terrier, Chipper, His Adventures Growing UP

Updated on June 16, 2017
I have a red bag with a binder for my husband John's medical history and Chipper loves red, when I sat the bag down and leaned it against the wall Chipper pushed it down on its side and got on top to lay down and he would do that when I left it out.
I have a red bag with a binder for my husband John's medical history and Chipper loves red, when I sat the bag down and leaned it against the wall Chipper pushed it down on its side and got on top to lay down and he would do that when I left it out. | Source

Chipper's favorite toy


Is an empty 1qt water bottle

On which he can chew on push around

And it makes noise like all his other toy

And he knows them all by name

He gives them to me one by one

That is his favorite game

Chipper's favorite color is red


I have a medical history bag that's red

Sometimes I lean it against the wall

Chipper's pushes it over to make it fall

He thinks it's his on which he can make a bed

I searched and searched until I finally found

A heart shaped pillow that is red

On which Chipper can lay down his pretty little head


Chipper's thoughts: Honey bought me a heart shaped pillow that is red on which to rest my weary head. See the smile on my face? What more can be said?
Chipper's thoughts: Honey bought me a heart shaped pillow that is red on which to rest my weary head. See the smile on my face? What more can be said? | Source

Chipper thinks my name is Honey


Chipper thinks my name is Honey

Because that is what my hubby calls me

and because of what my hubby asks

He asks him, where is Honey?

Then Chipper looks for me


I asked Chipper which is your right paw?

Right paw left paw


I taught Chipper to know his right paw from his left

And you can see in the video

He learned the lesson very well

When I asked him to show me

With his right paw he pats me on the knee

Ice Cubes


I pushed the dispenser on the ice maker

Dispensing ice for my Orchids

Over the side of the cup an ice cube flew

Chipper caught it before it could hit the floor

And crunched it up and wanted more

Chasing a squirrel is so much fun


The squirrel wants to taunt and tease

He comes real close so Chipper sees

Then quickly runs for the trees

Chipper has so much fun

He has the squirrel on the run

Across the yard

Up the tree to the top of the fence

Across the fence to the roof of the shed

One day making the squirrel run

An opossum wanting to get in on the fun

Then Chipper chased him upon the fence

Chipper treed a opossum

The Opossum posing for pictures.
The Opossum posing for pictures. | Source

The Battle of the bug (2nd June bug)

1st June bug


The poem is about the first June bug

It made me laugh so hard I cried


Favorite toy

A fight to the death, the battle of the bug


I took Chipper outside for his potty break

After which he chased a toad that got away

On the following potty break

Chipper looked where the frog got away

And found a June bug there

He grabbed the bug and tossed it in the air

Then caught it in his mouth

To take it into the house

He laid it upside down upon a rug

This early June bug

As Chipper mouthed it

Slapping it this way and that

The bug latched onto the bottom of his front paw

Beginning to chew and gnaw

He tried and tried to shake it lose

With one big fling onto Chipper’s tail it flew

He chased it round and round

Until he got it in his mouth

Then he chewed him up

But did not spit it out


I'll take the dog

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 days ago from Texas

      Thank you Nell, I appreciate the comments aways.

      Glad you are enjoying dog sitting.

      Will ship Chipper next time I need a sitter, but I do hope you like being out in the rain, Chipper loves the rain and playing in it.

      Blessings Always

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      Nell Rose 4 days ago from England

      Aw so cool! lovely little fella! I am dog sitting my sons dog at the moment as he is on vacation, loving every minute!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 weeks ago from Texas

      Au Fait, thanks for the comments. I don't know about red being a warmer than any other color blanket.

      The red bag I don't know about it having my smell on it. It only contains John's medical history with pictures and test results etc... it is not a bag that I hold close to me.

      Chipper's curiosity is that of a cat.

      We are enjoying the cool weather, I hope it gets better for you

      and you can relax.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend

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      C E Clark 3 weeks ago from North Texas

      I've read that red colored clothing and blankets keep a person warmer. Have never taken the time to experiment to see if it's true. In the case of your red bag he probably smells you on it and it gives him comfort. Years ago when I had a puppy he loved my fluffy bedroom slippers and would curl up at my feet to sleep.

      Chipper certainly keeps you busy with his endless curiosity.

      Hope the 3 of you are enjoying our uncharacteristically cool weather for this time of year. I'm sure it can't last much longer. Of course it's too hot for me, but at the same time it's much cooler than usual for this time of year.

      Hope you are all well. Blessings dear friend . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 weeks ago from Texas

      Shelly (FlourishAnyway,) thank you for the compliments and comments. My life is full with this cute baby who likes to be in on everything and he is more curious than a cat. Yesterday was really wild with him wanting to go outside, he said "out, out" the way he normally does when he has to go potty, when I opened the door he ran out into the pouring rain then under the down spout than to the mud then played on the grass, then he went in search of the toad in the spot where he last saw it.

      Opossum/possums are not strictly nocturnal, I think it has something to do with brightness, their pupils are always dilated. In Alabama I saw them almost daily in the late fall when the persimmons (their favorite fruit. like them too) were ripe and the weather was overcast. My favorite thing about them is they eat any kind of snakes.

      Squirrels, I am glad we have trees because if they were on the ground Chipper would catch them. That is why he is on a leash, our fence is only in back and not all the way around and if he should chase something and it ran across the road, I don't know if he would find his way home and I would never be able to catch him, not even in the house, if he hides from me the leash is always sticking out like a tail, though usually he just follows me around, but there are times.

      Blessings always

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      FlourishAnyway 3 weeks ago from USA

      Chipper is so beautiful and a smarty, too! Your life must be so full with such a cutie in your life. I wonder what that possum was doing out in the middle of the day? Usually they are nocturnal although if they are especially hungry or hurt they can be seen during the day. Maybe Chipper found their nesting spot and woke one up. Tell him the chase is more fun than catching either a squirrel or possum.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 weeks ago from Texas

      Devika, thank you for the comment, yes he is a great friend, so glad he reminded you of yours.

      Blessings always.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 weeks ago from Texas

      Jo, thank you for the comment I am so glad my Chipper helped to start your day off right.

      Blessings to you

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 weeks ago from Texas

      Larry, thank you for your comment and compliment. Give you Honey a petting for me.

      Blessings My friend

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 weeks ago from Texas

      Peggy, thank you for reading and commenting on my story of Chipper. His is a joy and he is so happy being with us whatever we do. He did something yesterday that took thinking/reasoning, I would tell you about it but that will be in the next installment of his adventures.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 weeks ago from Texas

      Maria, thank you for reading and commenting on my precious little Chipper. He is the most loving little dog even though he is not a lap dog and does not like to sit on anyone's lap and he does not get on the sofa or upon chairs. He shows affection by curling himself around my feet and kissing them.

      Blessings and hugs my beautiful friend, Love, Shyron

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      Devika Primić 4 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Adorable! Chipper is your great friend and sharing this makes me think of mine.

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      jo miller 4 weeks ago from Tennessee

      Lovely way to start my day and lovely tribute to this member of your family.

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      Larry Rankin 4 weeks ago from Oklahoma

      My 12 year old terroir, a Jack Russell, is named Honey:-)

      Love dog stories. Great read!

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      Peggy Woods 4 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks for sharing your "honey" of a Chipper with us. He is such a cutie and obviously brings much joy to your lives.

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      Maria Jordan 4 weeks ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Shyron.

      Chipper can spot a 'honey' when he sees one - your fur baby is precious.

      The videos show how much joy he brings to your world. Can you check the first one - the link needs to be changed up I think.

      I thoroughly enjoyed and related to the song you chose - that dawg is staying with me / and you!

      Happy Memorial Day. Love, Maria

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 weeks ago from Texas

      Ruby, thank you, I appreciate your comment. I am glad I can share him. I just wish you could see him try to talk, when he wants to go outside he says out.

      Blessings and hugs deer friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 weeks ago from Texas

      Bill, I appreciate your comment. Chipper would show you how much he loves you if he met you. He is a treasure and I am gla he made you smile.

      Blessings to you and yours.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 weeks ago from Texas

      Paula, thank you for the comment. I don't think you could spoil Chipper more than he is right now.

      Blessings always.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 weeks ago from Texas

      whonu, thank you for the compliment, comment and Blessings.

      Blessings to you also.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 weeks ago from Texas

      Mike, you are welcome, thank you for the comment and compliment. Chipper does fit in.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Chipper is soooo cute and smart to boot.You are so lucky to have him. Thank you for sharing him...

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      Bill Holland 4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      Yep, I love Chipper! He has now become famous, but what I like about him, he doesn't let that fame go to his head. :) Thanks for bringing a smile to my face this morning. Give Chipper a treat for me, and blessings always to his owners.

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      Paula 4 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      He's Sooooooo cute! Just adorable. I would really spoil him!

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      whonunuwho 4 weeks ago from United States

      Very cute puppy my friend. Well done and so entertaining. Blessings to you and pup. whonu

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      mckbirdbks 4 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi Shy - Thank was a fun read - cute on many levels. Sounds like Chipper is a gem and fits right in.

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