How Zippy spends his day
6 am. Newspaper arrives. Zippy awakens to the sound of the paper carrier’s truck and barks furiously to protect his home. It does no good. The carrier returns every morning.
7 am. Breakfast (oh boy, oh boy, oh boy) and a walk. Zippy usually greets a neighbor or two.
8 am. Upon returning from his walk, Zippy lies to his folks and tells them they forgot to give him breakfast. It works on days Zippy’s folks are incredibly out of it.
9 am. Kitchen snooze.
10 am. Roll the Buster Cube around.
11 am. Sometimes Zippy gets to R-I-D-E in the C-A-R and go to the local pet supply store, where he gets goodies and leaves big drool marks on the floor.
Noon. Mail collection. Zippy gets magazines, disks for internet services and credit card offers all personally addressed to him. Someone tried to sell him a postage meter once, but he didn’t order it because he likes to lick stamps.
1 pm. Yard snooze.
2 pm. Toy inspection.
3 pm. Zippy likes to sunbathe at the hottest time of the day. He bakes until he is panting, then returns to the house.
4 pm. Dinner anticipation.
5 pm. Dinner, consisting of his kibble and whatever good things can be licked off his folks' plates.
6 pm. Frapping in the yard. This is a high-speed dash and game of tag. Also known as the Corgi Zooms, it helps Zippy burn off energy.
7 pm. If his folks have gone to the grocery store, Zippy likes to inspect the goods to see if they meet with his approval. They always do. He also likes to check for spillage.
8 pm. Zippy visits the front yard tree to water it, then gets a chewie to brush his teeth.
9 pm. TV time.
10 pm. Off to bed.
11 pm. Zippy decides to relocate to his crate.
1 am. Listening for kitties in the yard and other evils.
2 am. House patrol. (That’s Daisy with the tail.)
3 am. Return to the bed.
4 am. Sleeping and dreaming.
5 am. Sleeping, and usually kicking at least one of his folks in the kidneys.