Archive for December 2007


December 31, 2007


Another year is at a close and a brand new year is almost here. It’s now time to start thinking about what resolutions you should be making for 2008! 

Jonesy, Sissy and Tinky want to wish their friends a very very Happy New Year! They also want to share their New Year’s Resolutions with you:


  1. I will not throw up in the car.
  2. I will not wake Mommy up by sticking my cold wet nose up her bottom end.
  3. My head does not belong in the refrigerator.


  1. Rabbit raisins are not food.
  2. I will not lick my Mommy’s face after I have licked my butt (only if she catches me licking my butt).
  3. The bathroom trash can is not a cookie jar.


  1. I will not roll my toys under the fridge.
  2. The sofa is not a face towel, neither is Mommy’s lap.
  3. I don’t have any other Resolutions because I am perfect.

What are your New Year’s Resolutions for 2008? I would love to hear about them.



December 28, 2007

I have a few friends on wordpress that post the greatest pictures of their dogs.  Some of them are done on a daily basis. I have a few pictures of my dogs, but they are few and far between.  I just don’t seem to have all of the patience to snap photos of my dogs every day. It’s seems like an impossible chore. I just don’t see how Checkers, Rusty and Cody Bear get such wonderful pictures of them posted on their blogs.

I tried to take a video of Sissy eating peanut butter, post it on YouTube and download it on my blog.  Since Sissy is a little dog, I had to put her up on the table so she would be eye to eye with the camera. I put a big glob of peanut butter in her mouth and started to take the video.

Take 1: Camera is rolling, Sissy has a mouthfull of peanut butter, is licking like crazy and she decides to turn her back to the camera.

Take 2: Camera is rolling and Sissy gets excited, and licks the camera with her peanut butter tongue.

Take 3: Camera is rolling and Sissy gets too close to the camera and gets out of focus.

Take 4: Camera is rolliing AGAIN and peanut butter is almost gone and there is not much licking going on.  SCRAP THIS VIDEO!

Okay, let’s take a video of Sissy chewing on her bone. She loooves to chew on her bone and we have a game where I try to take her bone while she is chewing. This is fun to her. She wags her tail and “growls” at me.

Take 1: Camera is rolling and Sissy drops the bone.

Take 2: Camera is rolling and Sissy drops the bone and licks my hand.

Take 3: Camera is rolling and Sissy drops the bone, looks at the camera with her ears perked and her head tilted to the side.

THAT’S ENOUGH, I’VE HAD IT! And I thought my dog was so smart.


December 27, 2007

I am really fond of cats and their antics, but they are a little aloof for me. Cats think they own you. On the other hand, dogs give you unrequited love, are faithful to a fault, give you almost all of the companionship you need, and are a lot of fun to be around. Yes, you can say I am a dog person.  How do I know?


  • Lint wheels are on my shopping list every week.
  • The trash basket is permanently installed in the kitchen sink, to keep the dogs out of it while I’m at work.
  • I refer to myself as Mommy.
  • My dogs sleep with me.
  • I have 32 different names for my dogs. Most make no sense, but they understand.
  • My dogs lick themselves, but I still let them kiss me (but not immediately afterward, of course).
  • I have my dogs pictures on my office desk (but no one else’s).
  • I am the only idiot walking in the pouring rain because my dogs need their walk.
  • I have a blog about my dogs! 🙂
  • My children refer to my dogs as their brother and sisters.
  • My grown children come over, lifts the cover on the pan on the stove and says, “Is this people food or dog food?”
  • I have dog hair stuck on tape on wrapped gifts.
  • I cringe at the price of food in the grocery store but think nothing of the cost of dog food or treats.

Are you a dog person?  How do you know you are? 


December 24, 2007



Here’s wishing my friends a very Merry Christmas ~ From 4urpets.

I’ll be taking a few days off for Christmas, but I will see you again

on Thursday, December 27th!



December 24, 2007

I just love to read about dogs that have jobs, and I have a few blogs about working dogs . There is Endale , a very famous service dog in England who is so amazing, and another blog about Jail Sniffing Dogs. A lot of dogs work for their keep, such as hunting dogs, herding dogs, dogs that work for the police by apprehending criminals, sniffing out drugs, and finding lost people.

Everyone knows that I have three Chihuahuas, and I don’t think it’s too unreasonable for me to want them to work.  Today I pondered over my morning coffee, trying  to figure out what kinds of jobs they would be qualified for. 

Let’s see…..Sissy could clean floors! She has a lot of experience, and is better at cleaning floors than a Roomba! Every time I cook, she sits patiently, and as soon as any tidbit drops on the floor….BAM, it’s gone!

I think Tinky would be an excellent begger! She could sit on her haunches at an intersection, with her front paws curled up to her chest, have that pitiful “hungry” look on her face, and carry a sign that says, “Will work for food.” The motorists would not be able to resist her, and she would clean up!

I don’t know about a job for Jonesy. He is too neurotic. I think he would have to go on State Disability. He has a good sniffer, but that’s only good for sniffing out treats that I hide in my pocket.

Okay, it’s a done deal..they are getting a job! As soon as I finish this blog, I am going to post their resume on

What kind of a job do you think your dog would be qualified for?


December 21, 2007

I thought I would lighten things up a little and bring you a few quotes about dogs that famous people have said. I think they are very amusing.

“They say the dog is man’s best friend. I don’t believe that. How many of your friends have you neutered?” ~ Larry Reeb

“When you leave them in the morning, they stick their nose in the door crack and stand there like a portrait until you turn the key eight hours later.” ~ Erma Bombeck

“My advise to any diplomat who wants to have good press is to have two or three kids and a dog.” ~ Carl Rowan

“Man is a dogs ideal of what God should be.” ~ Holbrook Jackson 1874 English Journalist

“Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.” ~ Lewis Grizzard

And saving the best for last is a quote by Author Unknown, so I will take this quote as my own, and a motto that I try to live by (true):

“My goal in life is to be the person my dogs think I am.”

Do you have a favorite motto or a quote about dogs? I would love to hear them. 


December 20, 2007

This is Timmy

A lot of blog sites that I visited recently show big beautiful dogs having the best time running and romping in the snow. Since I live in California, we don’t get much snow, especially where I live. My Chihuahuas won’t go outside if it’s colder than 65 degrees. I have to run around the house trying to get each one on the leash to go for a walk.  That is not a happy sight!

I can just imagine what they would look like in the snow after a giant blizzard. All I can  see is their tiny little noses showing just above the snow with a straw in each nostril.

I came across a cute picture of “Timmy” on Flickr. I think this picture is worth a thousand words.