Archive for March 2008

AN INVITATION

March 31, 2008

hollywood-searchllight.jpgYOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE GALA GRAND OPENING OF MY NEW BLOG CALLED THE EMPTY NEST. THE EMPTY NEST WILL BE LOADED WITH LOTS OF  NEW AND FUN THINGS. I WILL BE BLOGGING ABOUT LIFE AS I SEE IT, MY DOGS, THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY AND OTHER THINGS THAT MAY IRRITATE ME. PLEASE COME OVER AND SAY, “HI”. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU. A LOT OF MY BLOGGY FRIENDS WILL BE ATTENDING AND FUN WILL BE HAD BY ALL,  SO PLEASE DRESS CASUALLY. SECURITY IS  NON-EXISTENT SO I ASK THAT YOU LEAVE ALL YOUR VALUABLES AT HOME

DATE: TODAY

TIME: NOW

ADDRESS: www://emptynesty.blogspot.com

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

MAD WITH BARK LOVE

March 31, 2008

I sauntered over to The Aged Cat’s site a few days ago. His assistant had a wonderful find and wanted to share it with us. She purchased a magnetic poetry kit and proceeded to produce some silly phrases. Some of these phrases were amusing and a few of barklove.jpgthem were quite profound. I chose the phrase, “Mad With Bark Love”. This phrase seemed to fit me. Since I have three Chihuahuas, I have sooo much bark love in my home. I am a lucky gal.

Thanks to the Aged Cat’s Assistant for giving us this treat.

Bark Love!

“DOG” THE GOPHER HUNTER

March 29, 2008

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Here is a picture that I took of Jonesy the other day. What do you think he’s up to?  His head is low to the ground, and his nose is sniffin’. His eyes are fixed, his ears are up and alert, and he is in deep concentration.

As you know I have a gopher problem in my yard. I have been chasing that pesky gopher around the yard for 2 months and there are 8 gopher holes in my yard.

I couldn’t take it any more! I put a price on that gopher’s head. There will be extra kibble in the bowl, a fully stuffed Kong and extra tummy rubs for a week for the first one that catches that dang gopher. Here is Jonesy (“Dog The Gopher Hunter”) stalking his bounty.

He is confident that he will be the first one to nab that gopher. As he says, “I have a finely tuned sense of smell that is better than a hound dog.  I am built low to the ground which enables me to see, hear and smell everything better. I will catch that gopher or my name is not “Dog The Gopher Hunter”!

JONESY TURNS 1

March 28, 2008

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JONESY & HIS BIRTHDAY CAKE

I was browsing through some “baby” pictures and I came across this little gem. This was taken at Jonesy’s first birthday party. 

I dressed Jonesy up in a festive green bow and had my sister and her husband over for dinner. After dinner I had a little cake for Jonesy. He didn’t want anything to do with the cake, so we put a little frosting on his nose and took the picture.

When I invited my sister to his party, I had to convince her that I didn’t need to go into a “home”. I told her that having a birthday party for Jonesy was just an excuse to have them over for dinner.

I think she was as loony as me, because she turned around and made him a little doggy blanket. Jonesy now will be 8 years old in September.

A POSTCARD FROM THE VET

March 27, 2008

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SISSY IS BEING PORTRAYED BY AN ACTOR FROM FLICKR

I just received a postcard from Sissy’s vet reminding her that she is due for her annual vaccinations at the end of this month.

I turned the postcard over and I read……

“We are participating in the first-ever National Canine Weight Check. Bring your dog in during the month of February for a free weight assessment.

Participate and you’ll receive a beautiful embroidered blanket.

Plus you’ll get the chance to win a custom painting of your dog.”

Now here it is, the end of March and they’re telling me that I can participate for a FREE weight assessment in FEBRUARY. I know Sissy could use that weight assessment, the blanket and the painting, but it’s too late now. Isn’t that the pits?

BUMPER STICKERS

March 26, 2008

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Okay….it’s another slow news day around here. Thought I would get silly and list some great doggy bumper stickers. These aren’t original, but they are kinda cute.

  • Honk If You Love Hot Dogs!
  • If You Can Read This, You’re Hanging Too Far Out Of The Window!
  • Caution – I Brake for Dead Stuff On The Road!
  • My  Chihuahua Can Beat Up Your Obedience School Honor Student!
  • Vet Is A 4-Letter Word!
  • My Other Car Is The Bed Of A Pickup!
  •  I’d Rather Be Digging A Hole In The Back Yard!
  •  Hey Cat! New Law – Red Light Means Go Now, OKAY?
  • Caution – Driver Drools Out The Window!

Okay, I’m through being silly. You can all return to normal now and go about your business.

BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

March 25, 2008

The  Hairless Chinese Crested is a very unusual looking dog. chinese-crested.jpgThey have a mouth structure where their teeth point forward and they have problems with soft and loose teeth that easily fall out. It’s not unusual for them to be toothless by the age of four. Since they have no fur on their body they sunburn easily. You have to put a moisturizer on them. Would you believe that they get acne?  Although they are unusual looking, I wouldn’t say that they are an ugly breed of dog.

Every year at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma California dogs compete for the Worlds Ugliest Dog Competition. Most of these dogs are hairless Chinese Crested, or mixed Chinese Crested dogs.  This is a picture of Archie who won the Worlds Ugliest Dog Competition in 2006. He was abandoned and scheduled for euthanasia. His owner found out about him and adopted him without even seeing him. The shelter paid for 1/2 of his fees. Archie had four teeth.

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ARCHIE 2006 WINNER

Then there’s Elwood who won the competition last year. He is a Chinese Crested mix. He was adopted after it was found out that his breeder was going to put him down because he was too ugly to sell. He was not ugly to his owner, who thinks he is beautiful inside. It is not unusual to see a Hairless Chinese Crested dog with their tongues sticking out. This is because of their lack of teeth. Looks like Elwood has no teeth.

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ELWOOD 2007 WINNER

Then there’s Tinky, my sweet little 2 year old Chihuahua. I should have entered her last year, but didn’t. I know she would have won first place. Sometimes she’s a mean little dog and she really looks ugly when she snarls. She is so mean, she gave her “brother” Jonesy a “shiner”.

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SWEET LITTLE TINKY

Here is a YouTube Video of some of the ugliest dogs. Disclaimer…this video is rated U for Ugly. 

HAPPY EASTER

March 23, 2008

SISSY HERE….IT’S ALMOST EASTER AND TINKY, JONESY AND I ARE SO EXCITED. WE CAN’T WAIT UNTIL SUNDAY BECAUSE…..

THE EASTER BUNNY IS COMING 

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AND HE IS BRINGING US AN EASTER BASKET

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A FRIEND IS COMING OVER IN THEIR NEW EASTER OUTFIT

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AND WE ARE GOING TO THE EASTER PARADE!

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL OUR BLOGGY FRIENDS!

JONESY “UNDERCOVER”

March 22, 2008

It’s always hard to find Jonesy. He is the only dog of mine that loves to “burrow” under the covers, pillows or anything else he can find to cover up. I guess he is cold and he feels safe. Here is a video of Jonesy to show you what I mean.

Where is Jonesy?

YUMMY BANANA AWARD!

March 21, 2008

Woo hoo! royalbananaforblogyumminess1.gifI can’t believe I got another award! I really don’t deserve this. If I keep getting these, you won’t be able to live with me. My head will be bigger than a banana!

Thank you, Mercedes for this award. I am going to shine it up and place it over in my sidebar for all to covet.

There are so many bloggers that I am friends with that I think should get this award. They are yummy, hilarious and a lot of fun. I now present these awards to….

Weeny and Daisy. Two of the cutest little pugs I have ever met. Their blog is full of adorable pictures of their adventures.

Cody Bear. Cody Bear has a personality all his own. He has the most fun out of life you could ever imagine.

Dennis. Dennis is a crafty and sly Vizla. He gets into more trouble than any dog I know. You should read his blog just for his outlook on life. He makes me laugh.

Surface and Surface Photography. Their photography is amazing. Drop by and visit them. They are super nice people too.

And last but not least Joy of Desserts. Stop by her blog for great desserts and appetizers. She is also very witty and has some great cooking tips.  Of course I am partial to her blog because she has been a personal friend of mine for over 12 years.

When you drop by these blogs, “tell ‘em I sent ya”!


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