Sunday, December 27, 2015

December 28, 2015


I guess our walk is gonna have to turn into a swim today!
(And I forgot to bring my swimming suit.)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

December 24, 2015

Well he did it again....

Every year about this time, the tall guy brings a tree into the house
and puts all sorts of stuff on it.

Stuff that I'm not allowed to play with or even touch!

And there's not even any peanut butter in any of the packages.

Maybe there's a big non-peanut butter cookie
in one of the packages.

I guess I'll just have to wait and see!

Here's hoping you have a very merry Christmas.
And that you get all the peanut butter and cookies that you want!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 10, 2015

I think it is the Specific Ocean! 

And there were ducks here, but not now.
I have to be careful when I see ducks because I want to go
swimming with them but the tall guy says I can't.

Something about him not wanting to have to jump in 
the water and save me when the ducks attack me.

I asked him why they would attack me when I just
wanted to say hello and he said that's just the way ducks is.

Oh well.
Maybe the ducks in the Hotlantic Ocean will be nicer.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December 1, 2015



It has been a long time since I wrote about pannycakes, since it has been a long time since the tall guy has made any pannycakes.

He was going to make some on Sunday,
but then he found out that some relative of his
(I think her name was Aunt Jemimah)
had moved and so we could not have no pannycakes.

he went to the grocery store and evidently that was where
Aunt Jemimah had moved and asked her if she would
come back home with him and she did.

So this morning,
we had some pannycakes.  And they were delicious!
The tall guy had 3 big pannycakes
and I had 3 little pannycakes.
I did not get no syrup but that's ok.

You should have your peoples make you some
pannycakes for breakfast tomorrow.
Like at 4AM.
4AM is a good time for a pannycake breakfast!
And save one for me.


Friday, November 13, 2015

November 14, 2015

Hey you!
Over here!

I wag and wag and wag my tail, but they just keep on walking.  If they would just come here we could have a picnic.

If they brought something to eat that is.

New rule:  Any time you see a dog wagging his tail, you have to go have a picnic with them!

Monday, November 2, 2015

November 3, 2015


Evidently I have taken to stomp my foot when I want something.  For example, if I am supposed to eat at 4:00 and it is 4:00:01, I will walk up to the tall guy and stomp my foot to remind him that I am starving.  Also, when I need a treat.  Also, when I want him to change the channel on the teevees to find something good to watch.

The tall guy thinks it's quite funny, so he usually does what I ask him to do.  I just think I've got him trained really well.

And now for the important news.  As we said last time, we had a drawing for the $25.00 Amazon gift card from dogfencediy.  To make it fair, the tall guy let the computer pick the winner from the commenters on my post. And the winner is:

NUMBER 4!!!  YAY number 4.

Wait, I don't know who is number 4.

One second please....

Well it turns out that number 4 is Cookie from Cookie's Comments.

Congratulations Cookie!!! (Which reminds me, I could use a cookie about now.  I'll have to stomp my foot.)

Cookie, would you tell your mom to check her email for the info about the card? I told the tall guy to email her with the information.  Thanks.

Friday, October 30, 2015

October 31, 2015

I'm a Halloweenie

The peoples at dogfencediy asked the tall guy if he would put up some infos about keeping safe at Halloweens.  I asked him what was Halloweens and he said it was when all the scary people came and rang the doorbell and made me jump up off the couch and bark to let the tall guy know that someone was at the door so he could give them some foods so we could go back and finish watching televisions!  I said "Oh, ok.  I did not know that was Halloweens but now I do."  He also said to remind everyone to be very careful when you were out walking on the day AFTER Halloweens because sometimes there was candy on the road and sidewalks that all the scary peoples had dropped by accident (or on purpose if it was raisins) and that sometimes I would try to eat it before he could stop me.  

And then he said that dogfencediy would give him a $25 Amazon gift card to give to someone.  I asked him if I could have it and he said he was going to give it to someone called RANDOM who made a comment.  So if you are RANDOM and make a comment below, you might get a FREE $25 Amazon gift card.  That's like $40000000 in dog money!  So make sure you leave a comment below, especially if you are RANDOM.  He said he will do the drawing next week and let you know who wins!

Five Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs

Halloween is full of spooks, monsters, and creepy crawlers, but the frights are all in good fun. Being playfully scared is a way to be entertained during the holiday, but you certainly don’t want to experience any real horror. As long as you’re safe, you’ll have a great time - and so will your dog. You keep your dog safe all year long with things like utilizing the best dog fence to keep them at home, or ensuring they eat healthfully. When Halloween rolls around, it’s important to keep up those practices and keep an eye out for a few hazards that are particular to the holiday.

Keep Your Dog Indoors

Leaving your dog unattended in the yard during trick-or-treating isn’t a good idea, especially if you use only an underground dog fence, which won’t prevent people from accidentally entering your dog’s territory. Dogs are often stressed by the unusual sights, sounds, and groups of people they encounter on Halloween night, so it’s best to keep them indoors, such as in a back room away from the front door. Depending on your dog’s personality, if they would be more placated with you in their line of sight, use a baby gate or indoor wireless dog fence to keep them in a nearby room but still unable to bolt out when the door opens.

Be Cautious with Candy

While you may want to have quick access to your candy bowl, your dog shouldn’t. Chocolate and the sugar substitute xylitol are toxic to dogs in large doses, so don’t take the risk of leaving any candy where your dog could reach it. Don’t feed your dog any candy at all, because it can fupset their stomach. If you want your dog to partake in the sweet eating fun, purchases some special Halloween dog treats just for them. Make sure your children also know to keep their candy stashes hidden in a safe place that your dog can’t reach, even if their noses lead them to it. As always, keep your vet office’s phone number handy, just in case.

Don’t Decorate Dangerously

If you enjoy making your house look festive for the holiday, be sure to keep your dog’s safety in mind while you place your decorations. While edible things like pumpkins and corn aren’t toxic, they often appear delicious to dogs, and they can cause other problems. Choking, intestinal blockages, and simple stomach aches are possible, so make sure pumpkins and similar items aren’t accessible. Electrical cords for light up decorations should be covered, placed up high, or otherwise concealed so your dog can’t chew on them. Lit candles should also be high enough that they can’t be accidentally knocked over by your dog.

Ensure Costumes are Safe

Dog costumes are absolutely adorable, but they can be hazardous if you aren’t careful. Try your dog’s costume on several times before they wear it, so they get used to it and to make sure it isn’t too tight that it restricts breathing, circulation, or movement. Small accessories like buttons should be avoided, because they are choking hazards. If you use a wired dog fence and need to remove your dog’s e-collar, don’t let them in the backyard without a leash, no matter how well-trained they are.

Trick-or-Treat Responsibly

If you’re taking your dog trick-or-treating, never let them off their leash, because unexpected frights can cause even the best trained dog to bolt in fear. Never remove your dog’s ID tags, and make sure your contact information is up to date on them. Because Halloween is so unusual for dogs, don’t let strangers or children get too close to your dog, because their reaction may be different if their senses are already heightened. At night, make sure your dog is wearing reflective or LED material on their costume, collar, leash, or harness. You want to make sure your dog is visible to drivers on the road.

As long as you follow simple safety precautions and use common sense, your dog can enjoy Halloween as much as you do - or make it through with minimal stress, at least. Even if you have a traditional or electronic dog fence, the most important thing to remember is to keep your dog indoors whenever possible, and accompany them outside when necessary. Happy Halloween!

These Halloween tips come to us thanks to the ongoing educational efforts of  Dog Fence DIY provides dog owners with an affordable alternative to pricey and complex dog containment solutions.

(Note from the tall guy:  The people at dogfencediy are sponsoring today's post.  You might have picked up on that!)

Monday, October 26, 2015

October 25, 2015

I have a very discerning palate. 

I do find that the 1873 Deer Park plastic water bottle is much more
flavorful than the 2015 Tropicana orange juice bottle.

The Deer Park plastic bottle is shows a definite
plethora of insouciance.

And, as all my friends know,
I'm all about the insouciance!

Friday, October 16, 2015

October 16, 2015

It looks like all the leafs is
FALLING off the trees! 

I guess that's why they call it AUTUMN!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

October 9, 2015

Nothing better... 

than laying out in the grass and chewing on a rope ball that Madi's mom sent to me.

(Although it might have been even betterer if I hadn't tore it up in 5 minutes.  But then again, those 5 minutes were FANTASTIC!)


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015

Well, the tall guy was right! 

The sun has been covered up with clouds for about a week now and it has rained a little almost every day.  All the leefs are falling out of the trees, except for the pine leefs.  They just stick on the tree.  The pine combs, however, have fallen all over the yard.  One word of advice:  do not try to eat the pine combs, because if you do, your mouth will soon be sorry.  And I'd hate to think of what your other end would feel like if you actually DID eat one.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September 23, 2015

Bye bye sun! 

Evidently the summer is leaving,
so I decided to go get one more good roll outside
while it is still warm.

I like it when it gets cooler,
but sometimes you just need
to get some sun on your belly,
so you won't look so pasty.

(Either that or I had an itch that the tall guy
forgot to scratch!)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September 3, 2015

Ain't no bottle top gonna stop me!

Well since I can't crew on the rain gutter spout, I gotta chew on something.

PS.  Please ignore the chewed-up rain gutter spout in the background.  Thank you.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

August 26, 2015

What i did on my birthday. 
by Jack 

I was all excited because I knew I was getting something special.

The tall guy always hides his hands behind his back when he's trying to hide something from me.

First he gave me a oatmeal box.
I was hoping that it would contain jewelry or an Apple watch,
but it was just a box.
But that's ok, because I got to tear it apart,
which is really fun.

Then he gave me my actual presents.  Please ignore the fact that they were wrapped in Christmas paper, because evidently I'm not good enough to get actual birthday paper and we have to just go with whatever the tall guy can find in the closet.
I'm lucky it wasn't wrapped in toilet paper.

FINALLY, I got to play with my new toys
(which I have not even destroyed yet!)

I got an elephants made out of rope
and another toy that I can pull apart
but it can be put back together.
(Please don't tell Madi, but I think it's supposed to be a cat.
We'll just pretend that it's a Frisbee with legs and a tail instead.) 
 The talll guy really likes the Frisbee leg-tail toy,
because when I pull it apart,
he can put it back together again.
He said it's stuck together with something called
I do not know what is VELCRO,
but evidently it's what keeps your legs and tail attached to your body.

So, all in all, I had a pretty good birthday.
 And here's hoping your VELCRO doesn't come loose
and cause you to lose your tail!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

August 23, 2015

Today is My BIRTHDAY!! 

A beautific card that I got from Nancy!

Looking for my presents.

Evidently today is my 7th birthday.
I was born on August 23, 2008.
At least that's what the tall guy tells me.
I really don't remember being born.

The tall guy wasn't there when I was born,
but evidently he had me all picked out
even before I was here.

He also said I might get some
presents sometime today.
Maybe I'll get a new car
or that new 75" tv he's been looking at
from Best Buy.

Don't tell him,
but I think being with the Tall Guy
is the best present of all!

I'll be back later this week to show you
what presents I got.

See you soon.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August 20, 2015


Somehow the world seems a little softer
when you're looking at it upside down.

Speaking of crazy,
the tall guy told me that I should be
expecting a surprise on Sunday.

I don't know what it is.

Knowing him, it's probably that he's gonna go to 
Hardee's to get a biscuit and gravy and not give me any.

But I'll let you know!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

August 14, 2015

We've been invaded by tiny elephants!

And footsballs!!

But mostly elephants.

Be on a lookout in your neighborhood.

Hide your peanuts!

Monday, August 3, 2015

August 4, 2015

Two Hot Dogs!

I have no idea why the tall guy got so excited when he saw this,
but he nearly wrecked the car! 

Good thing it was in a parking lot or else we would have run off the road.

And yes, it was HOT on my feets.  And no, it didn't smell like hot dogs.
Well, I might have smelled a little, but you know what I mean.

THEN, he was singing something about BALONEY all the way home.
And now I'm hungry.  Go figure.




Friday, July 31, 2015

August 1, 2015

I can't see!

It's always good to start reading even before you can!

Evidently I make a great bedtime story.
Or wakin'-up-in-the-morning story.
Or midday snack.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 29, 2015

Perchance to dream...

I'm telling you.  It's been really hot here lately.
Too hot to do much of anything.

Fortunately, the tall guy insists that
we have conditioned air.
I do not know what is the difference between
conditioned air and regular air,
but I know that it feels a lot better when we come
inside after our walks.

The tall guy finally got his car back from being
fixed at the car place.
I hope they didn't fix it the same way
I was fixed when I was  little!
BUT, I haven't gotten to ride in it yet,
as the tall guy says he'd like to have just a FEW days
of car without being covered in dog fuzz again.
And after all the other stuff, he decided to buy
new tires AND a new battery.
I hope he still has enough money left to buy
my treats!
I'm not so sure he needed to get a battery anyway.
He's got lots of batteries in the flashlights we have.
He could've used one of those.
Oh well.  I better not complain
or he'll make me go outside in the hot!

Stay cool!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

July 17, 2015

It's SO hot! 

How hot is it? 

I don't know.

But I do know that it's not as hot as it was in Arizona.

Remember to drink lots of water.

And stay in the shade when you go on your walk.
Even if something does smell really good
on the other side of the road!

We haven't been to the park in a few days
because someone hit the tall guy when he was driving home
and he had to borrow a car from the car place
and they won't let me ride in it.
Something about all the fuzz that's coming off my butt 
because it's so hot.

But it's ok,
we still gots lots of places to walk around here.

Stay cool!!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

July 9, 2015

Why did the cowboy get a pet dachshund?

Cause he wanted to
get a long little doggy!

And with that in mind, welcome to the

We have a LOT of riders for your enjoyment today! 

We'll start with Oreo and Addy.
Such style, such grace.
And Addy can even balance a ball while she rides.


 Next, we have Ziggy
doing the always dangerous
"Hanging off the horse's nose" trick!


And now, all the way from across the ocean
is Blogville's own 
Princess Leah.

Very stylish in her matching cowboy boots and hat!

Next up,
we have Sarge
who shows us that the downward dog pose
is not only for dogs any more!

Way to go Sarge!!

Now we have a special treat.
Not only is Sweet William the Scot
trick riding, but also trick roping as well.

 4 paws up for you, William!

Here comes Murphy and Stanley!
Stanley's brought along his friend Taffy!

 Now that's some fine riding' we got there.
Way to go guys!

Next up, we got Easy Rider
who is certainly living up to the name.
Such grace,
such poise,
such balance,
such a strange horse!!

That's some fine showmanship there ER!

Now we've got a special treat.
Here's Frankie and Ernie showing us
that you don't need to be in a ring to do trick riding.

Them sure are some rootin'-tootin' ridin' skills 
you got going on there!

We can't forget our feline friends.
Here's our own Diva Madi showing us 
how the other half does it!

Oops, it looks like she may have lost her hat.
That's ok.  I think she brought along her spare tiara 
just in case!

Now we go to the group ridin' doggies.
First up, is Lassie and Benji.

Doing the ever popular "Grab the cookies" trick.
Good job!!

And now for a special treat,
we've got the entire Dory's Backyard gang performing for us.

Let's hear it for Bilbo, Dory, Arty AND Jakey.
Showing us HOW IT'S DONE!

just for all the Blogville friends,
we've got
CHESTER from Winnipeg
doing his very special riding trick:

There you go.
It's the amazing 
"Curled up in a ball on the floor of the car"
riding trick!
How does he do it?
Kids, don't try that at home!

How about a really big hand for all of our riders!

 (Well, I'm not so sure about THAT!)

Thanks to everyone who took part in the trick riding.

Make sure you check out all the other events for the 
Blogville Rodeo blog hop by going here:

There's LOTS of events at the rodeo.
Don't miss any of them.
Hope you have a GREAT time!

Friday, July 3, 2015

July 3, 2015

Don't forget about the Blogville Rodeo
coming up on July 9th!

Maybe there will be a prize for the fastest toy de-stuffer!

Or "The most happy smile after pulling out the fuzz from a brand new toy" trophy.

Or the "Most stuff left on the lawn for the tall guy to have to pick up before he can mow the grass" award.

Or a "Just bypass the store and give me a $10 bill to chew up instead" ribbon.


How about a "Let's find out what is REALLY inside a pink unicorn" medal?

Come on.  I gotta win something!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June 18, 2015

Who turned off the air conditioning?

For some reason, it turned VERY hot here a few days ago.  It got so hot that I don't even want to go on a long walk.  I'd rather go on a short walk and find somewhere in the shade to sit and take in the smells.

So, whoever it was that turned off the coolness,
would you please turn it back on?  I will tell the tall guy to send you some money to help pay your electrisical bill!

PS:  Don't forget about the Blogville Rodeo.
You still have time to send your pictures to the tall guy for the trick riding.  You can get the 4-1-1 here:

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

June 10, 2015

I smell something exciting!
(which is much better than when the tall guy says I smell frightening.)

Blogville is having a RODEO!!

And look-ee there!!

The tall guy and I have been put in charge of the trick writing.

So if you can do any special kind of writing, 
heck, even if you can write at all,
please send your ...
Are you sure?

I've just been informed by the tall guy that it's not trick WRITING,
it's trick RIDING!

Oh, well that makes more sense then.

So if you think you'd like to do this:

or this:

or even this:

make sure you get your pictures to the tall guy
by July 2, 2015
so you can be part of the trick RIDING event
at the Blogville Rodeo!

The tall guy said you can send your pictures to
and please put
"TRICK RIDING" as the subject of the email.

PS.  Maybe we can do the trick writing at the NEXT rodeo!!