Thursday, December 31, 2009

December 31, 2009

Hey kids!!
You can win

While your mom and dad are out having fun tonight, leaving you home all alone, here's a picture of me for you to color!

Here's one that was done by a young man named Michael. His mom, Mrs. Angelo, said he is very good at coloring, but it seems to me that he was trying to use up all of his brown crayons.

And here's a nice painting done by a young man all the way over in France. France is a long, long ways away from where I live. I would like to thank Mr. Mayonnaise (that's what it sounded like to me, but maybe the phone connection was not very good) for this wonderful painting.

And here's what I really look like, in case you've forgotten.

So kids, do the very best you can when you color my picture tonight. And then, make sure you wake up your parents really, really early in the morning and show them what a good job you did. As a matter of fact, the best way to wake them up would be to go running and screaming into their bedroom!! They will be so proud of you and your coloring skills that they will never leave you home alone again while they go out cavorting all night!! And won't that be the best prize of all?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

December 30, 2009

The Fuzzy Wubba Caper
(A High Stakes Radio Drama)

Announcer: Previously, our hero puppy, Jack,
had discovered an intruder in his Christmas stocking.

"Please do not eat me, Mister Puppy!
I am only a small furry Wubba
and you are so big and strong!"

"Maybe if I hide in here, the big puppy will not be able to find me!

"Eh-heh-heh! You can't hide from me!
I am the amazing Wubba-finding puppy!"

- Eat, eat, eat.
- Chew, chew, chew.
"I am now eating you and all your fuzzy insides!"

"Ah, ha, ha!
You will not bother anyone ever again,
you formerly evil fuzzy Wubba!"

Announcer: Will the evil Fuzzy Wubba escape from Jack's clutches?
Will Jack finally discover what is inside Fuzzy Wubba?
Tune in again next week for the exciting conclusion of
"OH NO!!! -
The Fuzzy Wubba Caper!"

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December 29, 2009

Jack's Weekly Interactive Blog Post!

OK. Once again, it's time for YOU to choose the photo caption you like best:

A) Oh no. I've got DISHPAN PAWS!

B) These swimming pools are getting smaller and smaller!

C) This box doesn't FEEL like ticky-tacky!

D) If I do a good job washing my feet, maybe the tall guy won't make me take a bath this week!

Remember, the decision of the judge will be final.

And if you don't like any of them, please write your own!

Monday, December 28, 2009

December 28, 2009

What a GREAT DAY!!

I had a GREAT day yesterday. As you can see from the pictures, we got to go up and play in the snow some more.

Then, we stopped by the puppy park and I got to play with some puppies for a little while.

Then, I got to help the tall guy eat a peanut butter sandwich when we got home!

Yep, a pretty good day all in all!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

December 27, 2009

How many balls
does one puppy need?

So long
Wiggly Giggly!
(the first ball in the video)

December 25, 2009 - December 26, 2009

(Note from the tall guy:
Actually Jack decided the Wiggly Giggly
needed an extra hole,
so it's still around,
it just doesn't Giggly any more.)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

December 26, 2009

Merry Day-After-Christmases everybody! Did you know I was getting 'A NEW CAR!!!"? I felt like I was on The Price is Right (the good version with Bob Barker! -- ooh, BARK-er, now I see why all the puppies like this show!)

So anyway, after the tall guy finally got up like at 5 oh clocks AM, I proceeded to tear open all the packages under the Christmas tree. The tall guy said it would have been nice if I hadn't proceeded to tear open the packages that were HIS, but how was I supposed to know.

In one of the packages was a brand new yellow car! It was kinda small and I don't think it would hold very many people, but I imagine it gets fantastic gas mileage. The tall guy said it didn't need gas - it was a remote controlled car that ran on batteries. (I am SO green!) We took it out to the park and I got to watch it run. The tall guy thought I would chase it, but it didn't move very fast, so I didn't see much use in chasing something that runs slower than I can walk. Mainly, I just watched the tall guy TRY to make it go where he wanted it to go. Note to everyone: If you value your shins, do not let the tall guy try to drive the new car any where near you. Hopefully, he will get better with practice!

Here I am tasting the new car - (gotta love that new car taste!):

Back at home, I finally got to find out what that strange creature in my stocking was. It was a WUBBA that looked like a bear. Although this bear did not have no bottom - it sorta looked like an octopus. I guess it was an OctoBear or a Bear-o-Pus (not to be confused with OctoMom). So, it wasn't something that snuck into my house last night. Here I am tasting my new WUBBA - (gotta love that new Wubba taste!). This one even squeaks - so I squeaked it about 292 times before the tall guy said it was time to open another present.

(Which reminds me - Have you seen my new squeaky Wubba? I seem to have misplaced it!)

Here is me, being happy for all the Christmases stuff!

I also got a bunch of different kinds of balls - big balls, little balls, soccer balls, even a ball that had a ball inside of it. This soccer ball one even lasted like 3 minutes! I think it just needs to be pumped up a little.

Finally, I decided what the tall guy needed for Christmas - a new wallet. So I helped him make up his mind that he needed a new one:

There were a bunch of plastic cards and stuff inside his wallet, but I took most of those out and put them on the ground before I started to work on the reminder.

So, all it all, it was a really good Christmases. I even got to have some roast that was cooked in a crack-pot! It was delicious!!

The tall guy has a bunch more pictures (of course) and even some videos, so I'll tell him to put some of those up for tomorrow!

Here's hoping your Christmases was fantastic! See you tomorrow!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

December 25, 2009

Jack in the Frost!
(if only I had some noses to nip!)

Would someone please come to my house and
wake the tall guy
and tell him it's Christmas?
It's already 5 minutes after midnight!

But be careful!
This strange creature
snuck into my Christmas stocking
some time during the night.
I wonder if it's trying to eat
my cookies!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

December 24, 2009

The tall guy told me that I would have to be asleep before Santa Claus would come.

I don't know why I have to sleep ALL DAY though.

So I will be back tomorrow
(hopefully with a bunch of loot!)

Here is wishing all of you

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

December 23, 2009

Christmases presents
aren't easy!

I kinda sorta forgot that I needed to get the tall guy a present for Christmases. He's been pretty good this year, and he did take me up to the snow and let me run around without my string, so I think I need to get him something.

Unfortunately, I did not save any allowance this year, primarily because I don't GET any allowance, so I can't go to the store and buy him something. Besides, the only store I get to go into is the pet store and I don't think they have a tall guy section there.

I found this rock at the puppy park and it's a pretty nice one. I wonder if he would like it for Christmases.

What are YOU getting your peoples for Christmases?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

December 22, 2009

Today's Running Tip

Sometimes when you are running, it is important to stick out your tongue as far as you can so you can balance your front with your rear!

And it looks cool! :0

Here is something we heard on the radio when we were coming back from the puppy park. The tall guy said it was a cautionary tale that I would be well-advised to heed. I don't know what those words mean, but he thought it was pretty funny.

The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus

Monday, December 21, 2009

December 21, 2009

What is up with
this consarned hat?

Is there a law that says that every puppy in the world has to have a picture with this hat? If so, where do I go to get it repealed? Or amended?

I propose this new law:

H. RES. Puppy1: No More Christmas Hats on Puppies/Cats/Horses/Frogs or Fish Act.
Sponsor: Jack [AZ-1] (introduced 12/21/2009) Cosponsors: All the other dogs and cats in the world
Committees: House Pet Committee
Latest Major Action: Proposed to be passed in time for all the moms and dads to come up with some other idea for next Christmas

Christmas hat -- For purposes of this law, 'Christmas hat' shall be defined as 'a silly red hat with white fuzz around the bottom and a cotton ball on top' OR ANY OTHER FESTIVE HOLIDAY head covering.

It is the purpose of this law to FORBID all moms and dads (along with any human childrens they may have produced/found at the baby pound OR relatives/friends/neighbors who drop by unannounced during the holidays) from henceforth putting the Christmas hat on/near/at/by/close to/in conjunction with/along side of OR in the vicinity of their puppy's head (or in some cases, their puppy's butt (You know who I'm talking about!!!))

If anyone is found guilty, by means of photographic proof on any blog, newsletter, or Christmas card of violating the purpose of this act, that person (or persons) shall be forced to wear said Christmas hat to somewhere really embarrassing - like to the grocery store on July 25 or to the doctor's office during their next physical when the doctor tells you to get undressed and you have to say 'I can't take off my festive Christmas hat because it's really cold in here and your stethoscope frightens me!'.

This law does NOT apply to hats, such as John Deere hats or orange hunting hats or hats showing support for your favorite sporting team. For an appropriate use of hats on puppies, please see the following:

= =
So there you have it. Please contact your member of Congress to urge quick passage of this new law. Millions of future Christmas traditions are at stake!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

December 20, 2009

Well, it seems that I didn't QUITE get away with looking for my presents. Evidently the tall guy read my blog and moved all my presents somewhere so I can't find them.

Or else Sanity Clause (AKA Santa Claws,
Santa Paws,
Ash Man (Germany)
Christkindle (Germany)
Father Christmas (England/N.Z.)
Hotei-osho (Japan)
Kris Kringle (Aus./Can./U.S.)
Rauklas (Germany)
Babbo Natale (Italy)
Deda Mraz (Yugoslavia)
Gaghant Baba (Armenia)
Joulupukki (Finland)
Mikulas (Hungary)
Saint Nick (Aus./Can./U.S.)
Befana (Italy)
Diado Coleda (Bulgaria)
Ganesha (India)
Jultomten (Sweden)
Papa Noel (Spain)
Santa Claus (Aus./Can./U.S.)
Bellsnickle (Old American)
Dun Che Lao Ren (China)
Gwiazdor (Poland)
Kerstman (Belgium)
Pelznickel (Germany)
Sinterklas (Indonesia)
Bozicek (Slovenia)
Dyed Moroz (Russia)
Hagios Nikolaos (Greece)
Kolyada (Russia)
Pere Noel (France/Canada)
Svaty Miklas (Czechoslovakia))

caught me looking and has taken all my presents away! Or maybe Da Grinch has come and stolen them all!

OH NOES!!! What can I do to get my presents back?

*That Santa person sure does seem to have a lot of names/aliases and is rumored to sneak around in your house at night when everyone is asleep. Hmmm, has anyone seen him on America's Most Wanted?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

December 19, 2009

Happiness is a
Warm Crotch!

I bet you Charles Schultz never thought of that!

Speaking of which, what was with that Snoopy dog? He never
got to go to the puppy park. He never got to eat any
cookies. He never had to go to the bathroom.
I'm telling you, there's something wrong
with a puppy who doesn't poop!

Friday, December 18, 2009

December 18, 2009

Who is this
Santa Paws
I keep hearing about?

And why is that dog trying to jump on that cow?

PS - Very top secret to all my puppy pals.
Do not tell the tall guy, but I looked inside one of
the boxes near the Christmas 'tree' when he
was taking my picture and I think I saw
a brand new BALL in there.
So now I'm just trying to figure out a way
to get back in there and confirm my sighting!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

December 17, 2009

I will now
Answer Your Questions!

A tree is just a stick that hasn't been chewed up yet!

The tall guy mentioned to me that there have been some questions in my comments that I haven't answered. I told him I didn't know a good way TO answer them on here. So, if any of you other doggers ( dog + bloggers = doggers ) or cataloggers (cat + blog, well you get the idea!) know of a good way to respond to questions that people leave in their comments, please let the tall guy and me know.

So, in no particular order:

Dewdana, at Southernmost Moose Lodge, asked if the tall guy took down the gate so I could get into the room with the Christmas tree?
Me: Sadly, no. The tall guy is no fool. He permitted me to cross over into the forbidden zone just for a photo op! Evidently, all the furniture in that room AND the Christmas tree is made of food. I am still not allowed into the room without him.

Augie and Ti's Mom wants to know how I can leave the Christmas tree alone?
Me: Two words - fake tree. Oh, it may LOOK like a tree and be green and all, but trust me. I know trees, and, you sir, are no tree! So, it only holds a passing interest for me. Oh, and it's still behind the gate (see above).

Madi and Mom (one of the few felines that seems very nice - Madi that is, not her mom, although I think her Mom is very nice too!) ask if I like the Christmas tree?
Me: Well, the tall guy seems to like it, so I guess, by provisions found in documents all the way back to the Treaty of Ghent, I like it too. He said that some of the shiny things hanging in the tree (I think he said peppermints) are very special to him.

Finally, Brooke would like to know what would happen if I tried to jump and get the food but landed on the tree instead?
Me: That is a very good question, Darwin's mom! Unfortunately, I don't have an answer because I have learned that I AM NOT SUPPOSED TO JUMP ON ANYTHING IN THE HOUSE EVEN IF THERE IS FOOD INVOLVED!
(Note to tall guy: Is that right? Is that what you told me to say? It's a little hard to understand you when you're yelling like that!)
So, I guess I would have to say I am very careful when I am around things that can be broken. It wasn't ME who broke one of the shiny things when they were decorating the tree, now was it????

So there we have answers to a few of your questions. The tall guy says he loves reading your comments and if I could read, so would I!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

December 16, 2009

Every puppy
needs a snow day!
(Special thanks to Farley and Jazzi!)

The tall guy was telling me that when he was the little guy, every now and again he would get what he called a 'snow day'. That was when it snowed and he didn't have to go to school. The best was when his mom woke him up and told him there would be no school and he got to stay in his warm bed and go back to sleep.

So that got me to thinking. I think that puppies and dogs (and even cats and horses too) need a snow day. Even if you don't have any snow. So, I would like everyone to pick one day and declare it to be your 'SNOW WAY SNOW DAY!!'. Your mom or dad gets to come wake you up and tell you that you get to sleep in, then you get to get up late and have breakfast and watch cartoons all morning!

The tall guy told me that after they watched cartoons, they would put socks on their hands and go out and play in the snow! I asked him if he was born before they had gloves and he said no, that when he was younger all his gloves just seemed to get lost, so they had to use socks. (He also said they only had 3 channels of teevees to watch, so I don't know how much credence you should lend to his sock-glove story!)

So there you have it. Make sure you get lots of pictures on your snow day so we can see how much fun you are having!

PS - The tall guy just said if you didn't have any snow, you could have a 'Dirt Day! Oh Yea!'. I told him to go back to bed.

And just in case you haven't seen this story:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

December 15, 2009

I hit the Christmas Present JACKpot*!
*(See, it's like a play on words,
since my name is Jack and I got a BUNCH of stuff.
But it wasn't POT!
I just meant I got a bunch of stuff.
Oh nevermind.)

Did you guess that there were TWO presents in the box?

The tall guy had to open the box
since I'm not allowed to use the scissors.
Inside, there were two whole packages.
Very nicely wrapped and bowed!

So I took out the first one.

Very gently took off the bow.

I may have gotten a little something on my face
in all the excitement!

But since it was taking so long to try to unwrap it neatly,
I decided to just tear into it
like a windmill in a tornado!

It is a delicious NYLAbone!

Action shot of me and my new Nylabone!

Then, when I opened the 2nd package,
it was something I had never seen before.
It is called a Snugga Wubba!
The tall guy let me play with it a little
before he TOOK IT AWAY!
Something about not tearing it apart
in the first two minutes after I got it.
So WE (not just him) decided that this
will be OUR play together toy.
He and I will get to play with the Snugga Wubba together!

Here's a video of me trying to kill the Snugga Wubba!

Even the paper tasted good!

Here are my goodies!!

So, in conclusion:

And thank YOU, Jazzi and Jazzi's mom for coming up with this great idea.
I think we should do it EVERY WEEK!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

December 14, 2009

The One Where
I Share One of
My Top Modeling Secrets!

Just look at me!
Wouldn't you love to see this picture on ALL of your holiday/credit cards?
How did I learn to pose so well?
Did I graduate from the Premier Puppy Place for Perfect Poses?

No, it's just FOOD, of course!
For one small piece of food, I'd sit still until the cows came home!
I'm not looking at the tree.
I'm trying to figure out how high I would have to jump
to grab the food out of his hand!
Forget that tree business, give me something to eat!!

So there you have it.
If you want your Puppy to Pose for Perfect Pictures,
I'd suggest steak!
And not that stuff you get at the cheap grocery store.
I'm talking at LEAST Kobe, medium well!

PS - You didn't think I was going to show you what was in the box YET did you? :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

December 13, 2009


Whenever I hear bells, it means one of two thing: Either I have bumped my head really hard or someone is at the door. Well, I don't remember bumping my head really hard (but then again, I guess if you bumped your head REALLY hard, you might have a hard time remembering anything!), so I figured there was someone at the front door. I ran to get the tall guy and told him someone was at the door. By the time we had gotten there (he doesn't get as excited about someone coming to the door as I do), there wasn't anyone there, but there was a STRANGE PACKAGE and it was addressed to ME! Little old pea-pickin' me!

LO AND BEHOLD, it was a present from DORY & BILBO and their MOM (and possibly DAD!) They sent me the best gift ever in the whole puppy world! THEY SENT ME A BOX!!!!! They must know how much I love me some boxes!!!

I decided to check it out! First, I looked at it this way:

Then I looked at it THAT way. Look at all the great colors! It is a wonderful box!!

Then I decided to shake it around a little bit:

Then, I got down to the real fun. CHEWING THE BOX!!!

Boxes are so much fun because they have SO MANY DIFFERENT SIDES that you can chew!

So, thank you, thank you, thank you to Dory and Bilbo and Mom (and possibly Dad) for the bestest ever box I have possibly ever gotten ...


The tall guy just told me that the present is IN the box.

You mean I get a present AND a box??? Well, that is even better!!

So, now I wonder what is in the box. What do YOU think it is?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

December 12, 2009

What I am NOT
getting for Christmas!

The tall guy asked me to make a list of what I would like for Christmas. He said that Sanity Clause might bring me something since I have been so good (although his exact words were something like 'For the 100th time, please stop licking the trash can!')

Here is my favorite toy right now - it is a duck that can FLY! Of course, the tall guy has to tell it to fly, but it is so much fun to chase. Unfortunately, I do not get to play with it very much, because it is so delicious, I have to start eating it sometimes. That's when the tall guy takes it away from me and puts it up on the shelf over the cold box (I think the cold box is actually a 'Can I get in here?' because that's what I always hear when I'm lying in front of it. Do you have a 'Can I get in here?' at your house?)

Here is a (not very good) picture of me playing with the duck. It is a (not very good) picture because the tall guy was trying to take the duck away from me before I could eat it!

Which leads to the following:

Here are some things that I can NOT have for Christmas. I am NOT allowed to ask for these things on my list to Sanity Clause.

1) Any thing with arms, legs, feet, eyes, or any other part that is sticking out! Oh, and TAGS. Nothing with tags. I think this is a hedgehog. This is a great toy and it makes a lot of noise, but it is now living on a farm in the cabinet above the sink. The tall guy said that maybe ONE day ('OH PLEASE GOD' is how I think he put it!) I can play with the hedgehog again.

(I only ate one leg - it has 3 more. What's the problem?)

2) Anything that is not indestructible plastic and makes a noise. For some reason, I want to find out what is inside making the noise. Can I help it if the plastic just happens to be in the way?

(I have two of these. They look exactly alike now.)

3) Any thing with stuffing inside. Because it usually ends up outside. For some reason.

(This one got taken away pretty early. Not too much stuffing got to escape!)

4) Any thing made of cloth that has something inside.

(I'll have to admit. I don't do too well with cloth.
But in my defense, this was a CAT!
WITH a plastic bottle inside!
So it was just a tragedy waiting to happen!)

So there you have it! It seems like there are more things I will NOT be getting for Christmas than I am getting for Christmas. I'll keep you posted on the progress!

(Note from the tall guy: Actually Jack is getting a little better about 'eating' his toys. He doesn't actually 'eat' them - it's more like ripping them open and spitting out the pieces. At least we got to the point where he spits out the pieces! The only things he can't completely destroy - Nylabones (he's got like 42) and some of the Kong toys. And here's a helpful tip: If your puppy chews on his/her Nylabones, please make sure they are put away before you go to bed. Stepping on a chewed Nylabone at 3am when you are mostly asleep is no trip to Disneyland, let me assure you!)

Friday, December 11, 2009

December 11, 2009

Did You Know?

Did you know that no two puppies leave the same paw prints in the snow?

Since a lot of the other puppies were putting pictures of themselves in the snow, I asked the tall guy if we could go to the snow too! So, we drove up the mountain and there it was! It wasn't even too cold. Since there wasn't anyone around, the tall guy let me off my string so that I could run around. It was pretty great. I didn't even mind when he got a little upset when I did not come back when he called me. But he understood that it had been a long time since I had seen snow. (And here is an important tip: Do not laugh when the tall guy falls down while he's trying to take your picture. But he didn't fall hard, so he was laughing too!) So if you have snow where you are, see if you can get your peoples to go out and play in the snow with you! It's GREAT!!

Here is a short movie of me playing in the snow:

PS: The tall guy has enough video of me playing in the snow to re-make 'Gone With The Wind', so don't be surprised if you see more snow videos in the future! (Maybe 'Melted With the Snow')