Monday, September 29, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fractured Fryday Hairy Tails ...

So the other day my mom loaded me up in the pup-mobile and we headed out on an adventure.  I was TOTALLY PSYCHED when we arrive at the big giant stinky park not too far from our house. 

Then I realized that mom had her camera with her. 

Then I realized it was going to be one of those kind of adventures -- the kind where my walk turns into mom's photography practice session.

Allow me to introduce you to my "balance" pose. 

It was one of many strange positions she tried to get me in.  I'll spare you the details.

Just when I thought things couldn't get worse, mom reminded me that our next photo shoot would be one like this:

Yep, puppers.  Costume season is upon us.

I suggest you start practicing your costume extrication maneuvers now, puppers.

Go ahead and start practicing now.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

I thought it was taco day. Apparently I was wrong. Again. Go Figure.

Oh, dawg, puppers.  Last night my mom was just chopping and chopping and chopping and I was FOR SURE that it was FINALLY taco day and she was chopping up all the fixings.
It turned out to be steak night.  Or some kind of steak rolled around veggies night.  Or something.  Something that was clearly NOT tacos.  And something that did not even come close to being a taco.  Or to being mine, by the way.
Mom swears taco day is soon.  Not soon enough as far as I am concerned.  Just saying.
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Oh, my aching head ...

Thank heavens it is Silent Sunday.

According to Ranger’s calendar, it is also World Gratitude Day.

Personally, after yesterday’s all day Oktoberfest Partython, I am grateful for aspirin and dark quiet spaces.

Anybody else hungover?

Whew.  That was EPIK.

Enjoy your nap, puppers.

Enjoy your nap.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Happy Oktoberfest; Drinking game, anyone??

Wooo hoooooo, puppers.

Thanks to Casey, today is OKTOBERFEST.

Thanks for getting this party started, dude.

I may or may not have started without you …
Party on, puppers.

Party on!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

My head has sprung a leak!

Do I look like (a) my head has sprung a leak or (b) I am part whale and have a spout?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Pee S:  We need to mention that we originally thought my dad took this picture, but he just saw it somewhere and sent it to my mom.  If it's your picture we'd be happy to give you credit, just let us know!
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

You have GOT TO BE KIDDING ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Duncan:            You HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME MOM!!!
Mom:                Insert  huh?  look here ….
Duncan:            You seriously want me to walk around all day with these floor cleaners on my paws to help you finish your chores????
Mom:                Yup.
Duncan:            I repeat … YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!
Mom:                Turnabout is fair play, D.
Duncan:            What in the world are you talking about?
Mom:                I help you write the blog, you help me clean the floors.
Duncan:            Nobody in blogville can see our floors, mom.
Mom:                D, where do you sleep every night?  Pee inside the house lately?
Duncan:            There has got to be a better way ….
Duncan:            She has totally lost her mind ..
Duncan:            Will there be treats involved?

Monday, September 15, 2014

We can't go on this way ....

Duncan:     Mom, we need to talk.

Mom:         About what, D?

Duncan:     About how you kind of are not very organized anymore.

Mom:        Yeah.  Old age.

Duncan:     You're not old enough to use that as an excuse, Mom.

Mom:         Why, that may be the nicest thing you have ever said to me, D.

Duncan:     You're missing the point.

Mom:         Sorry, what were we talking about?


Duncan:    Breathe, buddy, breathe.

Duncan:     I took the liberty of hacking your Pinterest account and finding some printables for us.

Mom:         You hacked my account?

Duncan:     Ignore.  Ignore.

Duncan:     Take a look Mom.

Mom:         Ohhhhhh, look at that "What's cooking .... " page.  What font do you think they used?

Duncan:     This is so not going well.

From; get it here.

Duncan:      Mom, PLEASE focus on the blog planner.  The meal planner is pretty, but Dad can     feed himself if he has to.  This blog cannot write itself.  Remember the whole "paws on the keyboard" thing?  YOU HAVE TO FOCUS MOM.

Mom:          Are there treats involved?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Thankful to have known Greta!

Our hearts are still breaking for Sweet Greta's family.  We went back and did a review of lots of posts on their blog and you could just tell what a close family they are!!

Our favorite post was on 1/14/14 when they joined Mollie, Alfie and Easy for Time Warp Tuesday. We hope it is OK that we stole this picture from the blog and are posting it here -- it was too cute not to remind everybody of .... look at this pic of Greta on her way to her new house with her mom on her gotcha day:

What an itty bitty package of cuteness!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Don't forget tomorrow is a special day!

Don't forget tomorrow is THANKFUL TO HAVE KNOWN GRETA DAY everybuddy!!

[Copied from Frankie & Ernie's blog.]

Dear Friends,
      Our friend Greta was taken from us WAY too Soon...  she was actually just a PUP.           Many of us would like to do something Special for Greta's Grieving Family.
    We came up with     THANKFUL TO HAVE KNOWN GRETA Day
   Which will be   on Pet Memorial Day....   SUNDAY  SEPTEMBER 14th.
          You may put up a Post on YOUR blog that day...  reliving your FAVORITE Memory of our sweet girl.
   Now Blogville's Resident Poet and Lord of the Limerick... has offered to Write a SPECIAL POEM for Greta...    and as Part of the poem Oz has offered to allow YOU to send a  SHORT SUMMERY of Your Favorite Memory of Greta.      You can go to the IDAHO PUGRANCH to see a few of the MANY things that Greta is Famous for.
     The Memories for OZ to use in his POEM...  have a strict Dead Lion of :
               FRIDAY Sept. 12th...    NO exceptions as it takes TIME to write a good poem and OZ will be doing just that.        You MUST email your SHORT SUMMERY of the Memory to

    oztheterrier(at)yahoo(dot)com....     BEFORE the Dead Lion...

Please feel FREE to Copy and Paste and POST this Information and OR to copy and paste and EMAIL it to your furends.         We need to get the word out QUICKLY.    Your HELP would be MOST appreciated.
         Furends of Greta

Friday, September 12, 2014

How to be Dangerous by Duncan B.

Get it here.
Ok, puppers.  We're going to end our book week with a good one ... The Dangerous Book for Dogs, by Rex and Sparky, with the assistance of Joe Garden, Janet Ginsburg, Chris Pauls, Anita Serwacki, and Scott Sherman. 
I can't believe my mom actually let me read this one, since it says in the forward that one of the reasons they wrote it was to put us puppers back in touch with our "thrill seeking roots."  I think we can all agree that I am pretty well in touch with my thrill seeking roots.  See previous "Dog Overboard" post. 
To give you an idea of why I like this one so much here is a sampling of chapters included in the book: 
  • A Connoisseur's Guide to Shoes
  • How to Escape Humiliating Costumes
  • Poop: An indelicate discussion
  • Foul Smells Every Dog Should Roll in
There is also a chapter on the The Formal Rules of Fetch:

And I quote "Humans are awarded points based on throw and dogs are awarded points based on retrieval.  Humans are awarded 5 points per one yard distance of throw.  A dog is awarded 37 points if the stick is returned within 10 minutes.  Humans earn 42 bonus points if stick is thrown again within 30 seconds of it being retrieved and dropped.  Dogs earn 154 points and 12 liver treats for catching a stick in midair." 
Who knew??  Other than I think we should get 87 points if the stick is returned within 10 minutes, I think the rules are pretty fair. 
There is also a section on "How to Make Your Owner Look Like an Idiot" but rather than discussing that here, one suggestion is to poop twice on the same walk because owners "never see it coming. Ever, Ever, Ever."  I think it would be in my best interest  (I have not been given my rawhide treat for the day yet) to leave the details of that chapter up to you to read should you so desire.  And, yes, I did read it.  My thrill seeking roots couldn't resist.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ruby's look alike is in our book!!

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Stocking Stuffer alert ... this book is perfect for that and no it is not too early to start thinking about these things!!!

Today we want to share with you some thoughts on another book from our collection -- Dogplay written by Christine Montaquila with photographs (excellent photographs!!) by Kim Levin.

Imagine our surprise when we were flipping through the book and all of a sudden we saw Ruby!!

And then we saw the quote on the page to the left that seemed like totally something Ruby would say:

But then we realized that there was also a name on the page, Ozzey, and that this must be his philosophy too and that must be a picture of him, and not Ruby, in the book. 

Upon further looking, it clearly is not Ruby.  The smile is not quite big enough, the eyes are not quite bright enough, there are no bubbles in the photo ....

But anywoof, we like the quote and we like the photo, we like the way they combine photos and quotes in this little gem of a book. 

A couple of other quotes we like are "If life insists on handing you drama, be the star" and "Don't be afraid to occasionally be the punch line."

Not only do we like the quotes in this little diddy, mom also says the photography is inspiring her to aim a little higher for her blog photos.  (Oh, dear, why do I think this is going to involve moi? There better be treats involved.)

It dawns on me that if I were afraid to be the punch line, this blog would not exist!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Get your JOY on ... and other wisdom from pups for peeps

Get it here
Here are some thoughts we have on "10 Spiritual Lessons You Can Learn From Your Dog" by Joanna Sandsmark.

I confess.  We bought this one because my look alike is on the cover.  And because we thought it would be a short read.  But, to our surprise, it is a longer read than we thought, and there are awesome pictures of all sorts of puppers in here.  This book is full of observations about us puppers that you people should really pay attention to in your own lives, such as (taken from the back cover of the book)  "Discover the benefit of clear communication" and "Allow yourself time to have fun and let go of your everyday worries" and "Learn when to play by the rules and when to break them."


Here is an example directly from the book:

"Simple Joy

Many people think that joy should be reserved for big events.  'If I get a promotion, then I'll be happy!' Or "Just wait until the baby is born - I won't be able to contain myself'.  That's to be expected, and of course you should show immense joy at big events.  But what about all those millions of small moments that get passed by while you're waiting for something big to happen?  Do you ever give them your due?

Acknowledging simple joys can make the difference between a person who is just existing and one who is living life to the fullest.  Think about your dog again and ask yourself if he is waiting for some enormous event - or is he just waiting for you to get home?  Do you think his joy would be any less because you were only gone for a few hours?  Your dog probably considers your homecoming a major highlight.  With all that wagging and happiness flowing out of him - how can you doubt it?  Just the sight of you is enough to rock his world!"

So, your job today, puppers, is to teach your peeps how to wag their whole body.  When you see them, try to get them to mimick you ... get them wagging, drooling, slobbering, kissy facing, jumping up and down and turning around in circles.  See if you can get them to do it, puppers.  Then set the flashy beast on video and try to get some live action you can share with us.  Imagine the smile THAT would bring to everybuddy's faces!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

I am INFLUENTIAL. Who knew???

Woo hooooooo!  I got nominated for an award.  It's another FIRST for me!!!!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU to Finley and Chester who nominated me!

(And sorry for the delay in posting about it ... I blame it on my help.)

I would like to thank my fans, my mom, my dad ....

Oh, wait, I digress.

I am supposed to share my favorite song.  Unfortunately, I could not find a video to post.  Good help is hard to find in an assistant you know ...  Anywoof, my favorite song is from the movie Shaggy Dog and it is called "Every Dog Has It's Day".  It is by JaJa Biggs and you can find it on iTunes if you would like to give it a listen. 

My favorite line is the repeated part throughout:
 Every dog has it's day and mine is today ... yeah mine is today!
Mine is today, puppers.  Mine is today!
Pee S:  We are going to have to research 10 of our favorites who have not already been nominated ... we'll be getting back you on that part :)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Smoochy Smoochy Huggy Kissy for Benny

It's Benny's Hugs & Kisses Day.
We miss you sweet Benny!
Smooch your peeps, puppers. 
Smooch your peeps!
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Of course dogs can read ...

According to Ranger's Wacky Holiday List for this month, tomorrow is READ A BOOK day. 
Why does everybody think we puppers can't actually read?  If we couldn't, why would there be so many books written about us?  What do you think we do all day while you are at the office??
Anywoof, Mom and I put together a little collection of some of our favorites.  We read a lot right before we go to bed. 
Next week we will share some of our favorite lines from some of our favorite books.
Stay tuned, puppers.  Stay tuned!
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

I won, I won!!! Thanks, Sarge!!

Remember how the other day I won the prize in the drawing Sarge did for one of us puppers who did a Safety Week Post?
Well, the mailman guy just brought me a package from Sarge with my prizes and I TOTALLY SCORED.
You would NOT BELIEVE all the cool stuff I got.  There were treats, a treat holder, a leash, a stuffie, poop bags, my first antler, and MORE!!!
I have never won anything before so this was really special for me.
Thank you, Thank you Sarge!!!!
I am a lucky dog, puppers.  I am a LUCKY dog.