Albert the Dog toy

A Visitor from Mars

Earlier this week, I had a very special visitor. My friend Ms. Jodi from Life in Between came all the way to New York just to see me!* Jodi comes from Mars, which is the fourth planet from the sun in Pennsylvania, a magical land where the woods are filled with delicious deer carcasses and the UPS man carries treats in his pocket.

As you can imagine, I was very eager to meet our esteemed visitor, so I was pulling on my leash as the Lady and I walked to her hotel. I recognized Ms. Jodi right away, and in my excitement, I’m afraid I may have forgotten my manners and jumped all over this pretty lady.

Jodi just happened to have a bag filled with chewy bacon treats when we met. To show my appreciation for this thoughtful gesture, I attempted to stick my entire face in the bag at once. But I was thwarted by the ever abstemious Lady, who insisted I get only one treat at a time. (Odd how Her abstemiousness seems to apply only to me and not to Her own diet. I am really growing a little weary of this constant diet-monitoring and am beginning to consider taking some sort of action. If any readers can offer me some legal advice, I would be most grateful.)

After showing our guest around the neighborhood, I retired for a brief nap, but not before Ms. Jodi surprised me with another lovely gift: a new toy staff member. I have found myself rather short-staffed in recent weeks, so this little orange fellow arrived just in time. As you can see, I put him through a rigorous training program:

You can see a picture of Jodi with me at her blog here. She has immediately jumped into my top favorite humans list, and is obviously my #1 favorite human in Pennsylvania. I am very much hoping to be able to pay a return visit to Mars someday.

I just have to start building my spaceship.


* The Lady says that Ms. Jodi actually came to the city for work and that I was just a side visit, but I really think She must be mistaken. After all, I am one of New York’s greatest attractions.


18 thoughts on “A Visitor from Mars

  1. Oh Albert – thanks for the lovely post – and you are on my favorite doggie list! You were an amazing tour guide and host, and I loved your exuberance, confidence, and dignity getting around town like you own it! You ARE a NYC main attraction. Can’t wait for you to come to Mars! We will get a photo of you on our spaceship in the town square. Tell the lady and guy there is a room here with your three names on it for when you are ready. Thanks again!

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  2. What a neat thing getting to meet a fellow blogger! Clearly YOU were the focus of this visit, Albert. Don’t listen to the Lady. And congratulations on your new staff member. Looks like you really ran him through the ringer!

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    • Oh, Ms. Jodi, thank you so much for checking in on me. Both my humans got hit with a nasty stomach bug, and then the Lady has been very tied up with a project. But I’ll have a new post coming and will be back to commenting soon!

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      • Oh Albert – I hope you helped snuggle and make your humans feel better. Exciting to hear the Lady has a project. Can’t wait for your next post! Happy Friday Buddy – and Hi to the Humans 😉

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