Friday, January 31, 2014

Return to normal life

The human festivals seem to be over now. Princess and Master and I have remained at the fortress for several days now and they seem to be back to their normal routine of daily conquests and returning to my care.

At our most recent visit to Patriarch and Matron I had hoped to again be able to partake in their feasting. Shortly after we arrived the humans prepared their meal and it smelled of delicious treats and I was in high hopes of being able to partake. Since Master and Princess had brought with us my disc squeaker for my enjoyment and it has become a favorite, I decided to see if my humans would respond to a trade. I retrieved my squeaker from the chamber and brought it to Matron since I felt she would be kindest and would quickly recognize my sacrifice. Alas, she refused to comply with my request for a trade when I placed it on her lap and sat. I attempted to win Patron over with my politeness in sitting before him, but he too was unwilling to allow me to share in the feast. I believe that my humans have communicated with Patriarch and Matron that they do not want me to have human food. I trust them to make good decisions for me, however I am not sure I agree with this one.

This last trip down to Patriarch and Matrons also allowed me to experience the new ride. It is very nice and I have more room than in the previous ride. Instead of entering from the side I now my enter from the back and then the entire back section of the ride open for me. My only complaint is that in the new ride I cannot sit between my humans as I once did. The old ride allowed me to sit between them looking behind us to guard against evil. This new ride has an odd covering between my humans seats and my section. It is short enough for me to look over and observe them and I am able to bend it and sit on it in my former fashion but every time I attempt to do so Princess makes me move. I suppose I will have to be content with the extra room I have been given. Since this trip I have had a few shorter trips and have found them to be quite enjoyable. I approve of the spoils of Master and Princess' conquest.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Human Festivals and a New Ride

We have returned to the fortress. I have decided that I enjoy human festivals. While I am rarely allowed to partake of human food, my humans made an exception and allowed me small bits of the large meal that they prepared. It was fantastic and I hope the humans have another festival soon so I may partake in their celebrations again. Master and Princess also gave me a new squeaker when we arrived back at the fortress. It is a disk with an open center and is quickly becoming a favorite.

Prior to leaving, I was forced to interact with Rascal. This was the first time I had seen him since our arrival. Every other day he was restrained away from my presence, though there were times when the humans confined me to the chamber and I heard Rascal out among them. While this made me very unhappy, I suppose it is understandable. Even fiends need some time to exert their energy.

While I still have no love for this small pup, I know my humans want me to tolerate his company. So after protesting his presence, I silenced myself and was then allowed to engage with him in closer quarters. I attempted to greet him in usual canine fashion but he did not appear amiable. While he caused no harm he did snap at me multiple times. I let these minor affronts go with little response.  I do not like him, but I am capable of taking the high trail. We shall see what becomes of this in time.

While at the fortress of Patriarch the humans went on one of their usual excursions.  I am not always sure of the exact nature of their trips, but this one must have been quite the victorious conquest, as they returned with a new ride! This one is a bit larger than the small ride we usually take trips in, but smaller than Master's veritable mobile fortress.

I was allowed to inspect the exterior upon arrival of the ride, but was not allowed to enter in.  I know little of the workings of these beasts of burden, but perhaps they are similar to the equine species and require breaking.  Master still drives his mobile fortress, but Princess' previous ride has gone by the wayside in favor of the new one.  I can hardly blame her.  My humans must have defeated quite a large and powerful enemy to secure such a prize.  I hope to partake in the spoils of their victory soon.

For now I will resume my place guarding the fortress.  I have heard rumblings of the enemy which made the loud noises outside the fortress recently.  I shall be waiting, should they ever return.