Archive for February 2008

GET A WHIFF A THAT…

February 29, 2008

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When mom got ready for work this morning, she came down the hall, and my sniffer detected a wonderful aroma floating it’s way toward me. It put my sniffer way up in the air….sniff…sniff. I went up to her to get a better whiff of her. Sniff…sniff. It smells sooo good! 

Another whiff…My gourmet sniffer detected a slight undertone of propylene glycol, a little hint of butyl methoxydibenzoy, and a wonderful fruity bouquet. It smells sooo good, but not as good as liver, or chicken, but I liked it and I wanted some.  Yum yum.

Mom said she got this from the bloggy giveaway and the fragrance is pineapple. She says it makes her hungry for fruit salad. Hey, Erin, mom’s wearin’ your stuff. We like it.

BULLY STICKS

February 28, 2008

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 Dobby, my new cute little Chihuahua bloggy buddy commented on my post GIVVA DOGGA BONE.  Dobby just happened to say that his favorite treat was Bully Sticks. That comment reminded me of a funny and a little embarrassing moment I had awhile back at a local pet store.

I went with my daughter to take her dog Mama to the clinic at the pet store, as Mama had a slight eye infection. There was one gentleman and his dog directly in front of us that was visiting with the vet. I just happened to overhear the vet telling him  how good Bully Sticks are for dogs. She also stated that he could get them at this pet store.

What a great tip! I started to search out these Bully Sticks to see what they were all about. I finally found them and noticed that they came in all different sizes. I picked up the largest one I cound find and I inspected it to see what the cost of one of these things were.  My daughter came up behind me and nonchalantly whispered in in my ear and said, “Mom, do you know what those things are made of?” I said, “No, what are they made of?” Then she proceeded to tell me that they were made from a bull’s penis,  thus the name “Bully Stick”.

I turned around with Bully Stick in hand and said, “No… You are kidding me!”  She had a smile on her face because she thought my reaction to her comment was comical. Since I know exactly how to make my daughter laugh, I took the ball and I ran with it. I raised my eyebrows and proceeded to sniff that Bully Stick like you would a fine Cuban cigar. That did it! My daughter laughed out loud which drew attention to us. While she was laughing, she noticed that the cashier, who was not far from us, was laughing too!  We figured he overheard our conversation and he witnessed my antics with the Bully Stick.

My daughter was so embarrassed that she had get away from me. To make matters worse, a young man, who also overheard our conversation, came up from behind me, and said in a low voice, “Do you know what that is made of?”

I’m glad everyone had a good sense of humor, but I still couldn’t get out of there fast enough.

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GIVVA DOGGA BONE

February 27, 2008

Last Sunday I went to the pet store and I bought a fresh Bison bone to bring home  to the dogs.  After I purchased the bone, I realized that in one of my weak moments, I paid  $5.00 for a dang bone. A bone that no one other than a dog would want. And on top of that, it was a  Bison bone! I can buy a whole chicken for the dogs for that.

As I was coming home, a light bulb turned on…right above my head. Whatever happened to going to the market and asking the butcher for bones that they are going to throw away anyway? I used to bring home a whole bag of them years ago for my dogs, and they were FREE! Guess what I’m doing this weekend? Yup, I’m going to my local market and beg for bones (pun intended). 

When I got home, I whipped out the bone, and who do you think pawed her way through the crowd to get to it first?. If you guessed Sissy, you are right. As you know,  she has the reputation of licking the paint off her dog bowl and she burps louder than her mom.

 I have one picture of Sissy with “her” bone.  She was chewing on it when I left for work and she was chewing on it when I came home for work.  All the meat, fat and marrow have been picked cleaner than a whistle.

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MOM, WHAT’S THIS “GROWTH” ON MY LIP?

SNOOPY vs. CHARMIN THE SEALYHAM

February 26, 2008

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Last Saturday, I watched a Sealyham Terrier by the name of Charmin win the title of Best In Show  at the 7th Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championhip held in Long Beach, California. I sat there in awe as this beautiful dog took the top prize.

Amazed and also sad. Why you say? Sad, because The Sealyham Terrier won over a Beagle, the group winner for the Hound Group.  The cute little Beagle by the name of Ch K. Park Me In First, did not win the title this time. Who the heck is Ch K. Park Me In First? Why that’s our little Snoopy Beagle Uno! 

Wait a minute…didn’t Uno just win the Westminster title earlier this month? What’s going on here? I am dumbfounded. Then I noticed that the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship was held on December 2-3, 2007 and was first aired on February 2nd 2008. Not only did I miss the first airing, but several airings after that. Here I am thinking I am watching this for the first time. This is now old news!

Okay, so let’s get things straight. December, 2007 Charmin the Sealyham Terrier won the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, and Uno was the group winner for the Hound Group .

On February 11th, 2008 Uno won the Granddaddy of them all, the Westiminster! Snoopy you are still Top Dog!

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 FOR A MINUTE, I THOUGHT I NEEDED GLASSES!

Did anyone else see this and think they saw it for the first time? Am I the only dimwit out there?

TINKY ON THE ATTACK

February 25, 2008

I was looking through old “baby” pictures the other day and I came across this one. This is Tinky when she was about 2 months old. She loved playing with balls and squeaky toys that bounced. Here she is attacking an ugly squeaky that was her nemeses.

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THIS SQUEAKY IS ALMOST AS BIG AS TINKY!

I don’t know what that evil squeaky did to her when she was a baby. She is not too fond of them anymore. When Sissy or Jonesy is playing with their squeakies, she has her ears perked and she is very interested in playing. The minute I take the toy and squeak it, she runs away with her ears down. Go figure.

I wonder if Tinky is the only dog with strange play habits. What does you dog do that is different when playing?

SISSY LOVES PUDDIN’

February 23, 2008

I sure have a cushy life living with my mom. She feeds me good, plays with me, buys me nice squeakies to play with, and I get all the treats I want. I am truly blessed. I love my mom. I thought I would share with you the things that I love. Some of these pictures were taken when I was younger.

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I LOVE PUDDIN’

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 I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER TREATS

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I LOVE MY NAP

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I LOVE TO PARTY

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I LOVE TINKY

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AND I LOVE MY FAT LITTLE TUMMY RUBBED

NO POOPER SCOOPER

February 22, 2008

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I live in a neighborhood where the houses are fairly close together and the dog owners walk their dogs on the sidewalks. It’s not uncommon to see the dogs sniffing on your lawn and on the parkway. Most of the neighbors are respectful to your property, but some of them let their dogs go on your lawn and they don’t pick up after them. I wonder where I can buy a sign like this. I would sure post it on my lawn. 

WHO KILLED JACK SPARROW?

February 21, 2008

When it’s nice outside, I leave the sliding door open so Jonesy, Sissy, and Tinky can go outside and play. They are free to come and go as they please. One day I left the door open and I had to leave for about an hour. I thought there was no harm in leaving the door open so the dogs can enjoy the outdoors. When I returned, I opened the front door and what do I see smack dab in the middle of the living room floor? A dead sparrow! Feathers were all over the place. What a mess.

The dogs were just as happy as a lark, and were running around the living room all excited. So I asked them, “Who killed this sparrow? Which one of you did this? Who is the murderer?” I get no cooperation from the suspects. Then I said, “I am not going to clean up this mess. Who is going to clean this up?” Still no answer.

I just see all three of  them running around in circles, their tails happily wagging, their tongues hanging out of their mouth and panting with “smiles” on their faces.

You know, I would like to think that my three Chihuahuas were brave and went outside, saw the bird and stalked it until they caught it. But since they aren’t “birders”, I really suspect that this poor unlucky bird had already met his demise and the dogs found it laying on the lawn and decided to take it into the house for some fun and games. Yup…that’s what I think really happened. I still don’t know who did it. Their lips are sealed.

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POOR JACK SPARROW

HAPPY BELATED V’DAY

February 20, 2008

Last Saturday I visited a friend of mine. We were going to bake some scrumptious strawberry cup cakes, a recipe from Sprinkles we wanted to try out. 

 When I got over there, she had a little Valentine Card and a cute little rawhide heart for my dogs. I just had to post this because I thought that was really nice of her. By the way, my friend is infinitygoods. We have been friends for over 12 years. She got me into blogging.

We are blessed to have a  good friend like her. And the cupcakes were Dee Lish Us!

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CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’

February 20, 2008

It was a beautiful day yesterday. The first nice day we have had in a long time. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the hummingbirds were humming, and the rabbits were scampering. picture-taking-squirrel.jpgEveryone has Spring Fever.  I let the dogs out to run and play in the back yard. They were having a great time. Then I noticed that a squirrel was surveying the situation and was taking photos of the goings on in my back yard. Uh Oh…does this mean another predicament with the squirrels? Can’t a dog have any fun anymore without those evil-doers snooping around?

 

Here are a few photos I confiscated from the squirrels. The pups were really frisky that day.

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Since we got that new squeaky squirrel toy, Sissy plays with it all the time. She won’t let anyone have it. Can you see Tinky wanting to play?

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Here’s an “action shot” of Sissy and the Squirrel. I think she is going to lose a little weight with all the exercise she is getting.

AND WHERE WAS JONESY?…

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He’s just sniffin’  around looking for a little privacy (do ya know what I mean?)


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