Saturday, July 31, 2010

July 31, 2010

It's time to play

The fabulous new game show* in which you
try to guess what I'm looking at.

So here we go.

Looking, looking, looking.
What am I looking at?
(Only one answer per household please.)

Did you guess clouds?

Well that would be silly, since I'm looking down!

Time's up!
Thanks for playing!

If only you had guessed

Yes, I'm waiting for the tall guy
to throw the ball already!!

And I'm off!

Oops, ran a little too far that time!

I'm getting much better about bringing the ball back
to the tall guy so he can throw it again.

Unless there is shade nearby.

Then I am very good at CHEWING the ball!

Have a good weekend!

*Game show void for any contestant with a vowel in their name.
Only those 115 or older may participate.
Kids, get your parent's permission before you play!
Value of all prizes will be less than 1/20¢.
What? There weren't any prizes?

Friday, July 30, 2010

July 30, 2010

25 Days!!

oh, and a cactus

Thursday, July 29, 2010

July 29, 2010

And now, a message for those going hiking!

(not on a plane,
on the ground)

Always be on the lookout for snakes when you are outside.
Even at the grocery store or when you are getting ice cream!

Did I ever tell you about my version training?
Well, if I did, I'm gonna tell you again.

Evidently if you live in the West,
you should do something called

So one morning, the tall guy and I got in the car,
and went to this ladies house.
Evidently she has raddlesnakes.
I think she would be better off with kittens,
but who am I to judge?

Anyway, when you do the raddlesnake version,
you have to look at a raddlesnake in a cage.
And then he starts shaking his butt.
And when he started shaking his butt,
he looks you in the eye
and he ZAPS!!! you with his super-scary
I'm telling you, it felt like I had stuck my tongue
in an electrical outlet.
I was NOT a happy camper,
but I learned that when you hear
a raddlesnake's butt,
you should stay as far away from it as possible.
Evidently, it can control you with its mind
and then you will end up in big trouble!

So, be careful out there, ok?

(And if you don't believe me,
look at Ms. ~K's blog post here:

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010

Hey, you!!
Don't you be rolling your eyes at me!

I mean what does it take to get a puppy
to play with you around here?
Besides, maybe my back is itching,
did you stop to think about that? Huh?

Watch me do this!!!
Watch me!!
Can you do this too?
Can you?

Ok, I give up!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July 27, 2010

If You're Happy!!

Everybody sing:

If you're happy and you know it, stick out your tongue!
If you're happy and you know it, stick out your tongue!
If you're happy and you know it,
then your tongue will surely show it!
If you're happy and you know it, stick out your tongue!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

July 26, 2010

School Pictures

The tall guy told me when he was in school, a guy would come around once a year and take his picture and then his mom would have to decide how many of them she wanted to buy. He said she almost always bought one big one and one sheet with 9 pictures on it. I know, I just about fell asleep when he told me the story too.

Anyway, as you can see above, the tall guy tends to take a LOT of pictures at one time. The ones above were taken in about 3 minutes. I guess it's a good thing my mom doesn't have to buy my pictures or she would have to get 3 jobs!

I also think it's a good thing that the tall guy isn't a school photographer because then instead of 9 pictures you would have a sheet with 40 pictures on it, each one about the size of a postage stamp. I guess each one would come with its own magnifying glass!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

July 25, 2010


At least THIS show has puppies in it!

PS - Just to prove it's REALLY me
and that I have not become a puppy of the night:

I think someone took a picture when I was moving my head!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

July 24, 2010

Vampires & Werewolves...
You know what this movie is missing?

That's right.
Happy puppies!

I think there should be at least
ONE happy puppy in every movie.

PS - Sorry to all the Edward fans.
He just had the biggest head :)

PPS - The tall guy made me put that part about Edward in.
He said otherwise there would be a riot.

Friday, July 23, 2010

July 23, 2010

Are you kidding me?

First you put a picture of me sleeping on here
and now you put this?
You do know there are children reading this don't you?

But now, for your viewing enjoyment:

Thursday, July 22, 2010

July 22, 2010

I would appreciate it...

if you would NOT take pictures of me before 8AM
AND while I'm asleep!!

Thank you.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July 21, 2010

Jack For Hire!

If you need anything chewed, please contact me.
Very reasonable rates.
Nothing too big or too tough to be chewed.

Mention this ad for 10% discount
on any shoes you need chewed!

Se habla espanol.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July 20, 2010


Here I was, just sitting down,
minding my own business, chewing on a stick...

when all of a sudden...

Well, as you may be able to tell,
I was shocked.
SHOCKED I tell you!

Well, I've always heard that if you're getting robbed,
just give the robbers what they want and let them go.
So that's what I did!

And now look...

I guess some people just have no respect
for other people's property.
He said he got it on Craigslist.
Yeah right!

Monday, July 19, 2010

July 19, 2010

Do You Want To See Something

No, not me!
I'm just looking at the disgusting thing!

We were out at the park and we saw these two beautiful birds.
The tall guy said he's pretty sure they are hawks.
If you look closely, you can see they have been banded.
That does not mean they are in a musical group.
It just means that someone is watching out for them!

Are you ready for the disgusting?

If you look carefully,
you can see that this hawk
has caught something and has


Here's hoping you don't have to eat
heads for YOUR lunch today!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

July 18, 2010

Some Random Thoughts
by Jack

(with help from the Tall Guy)

Some puppies do not look good wet.
Labradors, on the other hand,
look fantastically amazing when they are wet.

It takes a saguaro cactus about 75 years
before it develops 'arms'.

When it starts to develop legs and feet,
then we should worry.

The tall guy would like some help if you can.
Can you identify these birds?
(And no, neither one of them is named 'Fred')
These were out at the local park.

Why does this bird have that one yellow feather?

He doesn't know what this one is either,
but he likes the red cap on its head.

Thank you
and have a great Sunday.
Eat lots of pie!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

July 17, 2010

Does anyone have an air hose?

I think this puppy has sprung a leak
and needs to be re-inflated!

(Actually, he* is fine, he* was just resting after running around!)

(*Thanks Ninny!)

Friday, July 16, 2010

July 16, 2010


Tall Guy Has Ability To
Manipulate Time!!

Dateline: USA

In what has turned out to be a startling turn of events, I've discovered that the Tall Guy has developed the ability to alter the course of time. The discovery of the 'Justaminute' phenomenon allows him to keep doing whatever he wants to do while I have to sit around waiting for him. Evidently, this 'Justaminute' ability allows him to stretch the concept of 'a minute' into any length of time that he wants. For example, we were supposed to go on a walk this morning, but he got on the computer and was reading something about someone who did something somewhere. When I reminded him that I was ready to go on my walk, he zapped me with his 'Justaminute', which signaled to me that I might as well sit down and plan on being here for a while. Unfortunately, the 'Justaminute' situation can last anywhere from an actual minute to 23 years, so I can't just leave and come back and see if he's ready. So, there you have it. Hopefully, the 'Justaminute-itis' has not spread to your house yet!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July 15, 2010

And now,
for your cooling enjoyment!

Here are some BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER photos
from when I got to go swimming.

I was really raring to go.
(As compared to medium-raring :)

Yes, I was really swimming - no special equipment needed!
I was told that Labradorables are just natural swimmers.
I think that means they swim without any clothes on.

You have to stop and make sure that you're not
stepping on the fishes.
They don't like that.

It's even fun when we had to leave. The tall guy left the windows open and my hair got blown all over the mountain. It was like a puppy hair snowstorm!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July 14, 2010

Well now look at what happened!

Well, my last bike got pretty messed up from the last crash. Evidently, the store did not have any more big bicycles, so this is what the tall guy brought home for me to ride in the Tour de Jack! Although it IS pretty neato (it even has a bell), I don't think I will be able to get very far very fast. For one thing, it is awfully hard for my feet to reach the pawdles when I am sitting on the seat. And if my feet are on the pawdles, it's almost impossible for me to steer. And then there's the whole big wheel/little wheel thing going on.

The tall guy said this was called a try-cycle. I told him he should TRY to go back to the store and get me a good one with only two wheels. I even showed him this one. He said that one was 6000 pounds. I told him that might be a little bit heavy when I was trying to ride up those steep mountains. So I guess I'm stuck with this one for a while, until the tall guy falls asleep and I can get some of those paper things out of his wallet. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 13, 2010

Tour de Jack
Rest Day!!

No, I am not drowning.
I am swimming!

Well fortunately today was a rest day at the Tour de Jack, so the tall guy took me up to the lake so I could 'wet my whistle'. I have no idea what that means, except when he whistles I'm supposed to come running. Like I don't have anything better to do. Anyway, I got to play in the water for a long time and even got to put my head under the water to find some sticks. We didn't see any ducks this time, but there were a couple of other dogs including a German Shepherd who was not happy that I got to go swimming and he didn't. It was so much fun and the tall guy even let me stink all the way home before he beat me with the towel, er.... dried me off with the towel. So now I'll be all rested up and ready to go tomorrow!

I do not know how I learned to swim. I think it is like puppy magic or something because I did not know how to swim before I was born. Still, the tall guy did not let me off my string, so I didn't get to swim very far. I showed him the pictures of puppies who get to run and jump off the rocks into the water, but he said I would scare the fish away and then all the people who were fishing would get mad at him and yell at him and make him feel like yesterday's pizza. (I don't think he understands the concept of analogies yet, but we're working on it.) We still had a very good time. Several people told the tall guy that it was pretty neat that I got to go swimming. I have to say that I agree!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

July 12, 2010


There's been yet ANOTHER crash in this years Tour de Jack!
When the other guy hit me,
my foot slipped off my pawdle
and down I went.
I fell so hard even my helmet flew off.
So kids, make sure you wear your helmet
when you're riding your bike.

I'm never going to get to the finish line
in Paris at this rate!
Maybe I should just go visit Wilf
and take it easy for a while.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 11, 2010

Tour de Jack!

(First Mountain Stage)

Wow, I never knew how hard it was to ride a bicycle all the way up these mountains. So, about half way up, I asked my friend, Mr. Lance Armstrong, if he would give me a ride and he said he would be glad to! Boy, was I ever glad.

I told him that I would carry le Frisbee Jaune so that everyone would know that we were still the 'leader of the pack' (so to speak).

Saturday, July 10, 2010

July 10, 2010

Tour de Jack!

Bonjour, mes amis!

Jacques here, on Day 6 of the Tour de Jack!
I hope you'll keep watching to see if I can keep wearing the
maillot jaune and be the first puppy to win
the Tour de Jack!

The mountains are coming up, so see you there.

Oh, and by the way,
all you puppies who like to try to chase peoples
when they are riding by on their bikes,
just what are you going to do when you catch them?
Did you ever think about that? :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

July 9, 2010


Is there a movie your peoples make you watch all the time?
Here is the one we watch:

It's called Hoosiers and we have to watch it like 4 times a day. I don't know why, because the same thing happens every time. But the tall guy likes to watch it because he says it makes him feel good. Well I told him it made me feel good the first 208 times we watched it, but lately I just want that one guy to miss the last shot.

He even has one of the original movie posters from the movie, but we are not allowed to look at it in case our eyeballs might fall out from the wonderfulness of it!

What movie do your peoples make you watch all the time?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

July 8, 2010


Wow, after reading all the comments from yesterday, I've come to the conclusion that there must be an awfully lot of big buttses out there. It seems like no one wants to have their picture taken running around naked with a dishpan in their mouth. What if puppies felt that way? You would only have like 3 pictures in your puppy family album.

Well, on second thought, if everyone looks as bad naked as the tall guy, I guess it's for the best! :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July 7, 2010

The Sharing of the Pot!

Oh no, you silly hippie children of the '60s, that's not what I mean. Once you get all the water out of the pail at the dog park, you can make all the people laugh if you pick it up and run around with it. But for some reason, Superboy (aka Kal-El) decided that he needed to help me run around with the pail.

I think we need a contest. Get one of the peoples who lives in your house and have them pick up a large plastic dishpan with their teeth. Then have them run around the house with it. Not so easy is it!! Now have them do it again, but take their picture so we can all see how silly they look! :) Please send the pictures to the tall guy. The winner gets their picture put on the blog so EVERYONE can see them running around your house carrying a plastic dishpan in their mouth. No extra points for nudity!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 6, 2010

I will show you how to do it!

Can you believe that some puppies do not know how to dig for water in the big water dishes at the puppy park? This is Kal-el and I have decided to show him how to keep yourself cool after you've been running around and acting like a fool. What have YOU shown someone how to do?

Monday, July 5, 2010

July 5, 2010

I thin' I bit my ton'.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4, 2010

How Did Chickenpox Get Its Name?
No wait, that's not right.

How Did Monkey's Eyebrow, KY Get Its Name?

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

Oh now I remember.
How Did I Get My Name?
by Jack


Today we are supposed to tell you how we got our names. I think I already talked about this once before, but I'll tell the story again, as there is nothing like hearing a good story for the 20th or 30th time! :)

Once upon a time, there was a young boy named Tall Guy. Tall Guy was very very sad, because he did not have a puppy to call his own. And to top it all off, his car had a flat tire. So, he called me to come to his house to lift up his car while he changed the tire and then he kidnapped me and made me stay with him. So that is how I got my name!

Tall Guy: Are you crazy????? I guess I'll have to take over and tell you the real story. Jack's whole and complete name is Sundancers Repairman Jack. Sundancers is the name of the wonderful breeders who decided one day they needed to make a Jack and so abracadabra, here he is. The rest of his name, Repairman Jack, is named after a character in a wonderful series of books by an author named F. Paul Wilson. Repairman Jack is a guy who goes around helping people. I knew from the minute I saw him that Jack would always be helpful to anyone who needed it, so there you have it.

Jack: Wait a minute? I'm named after a character in a book?

TG: Yep

Jack: So I could just have easily been named Ashley Wilkes?

TG: Uh..... no. You were ALMOST named Captain Jack after a tv show I was watching, but I don't think Gone With The Wind ever came into the picture.

Jack: Captain Jack would be cool. Let's change my name. You can call me Cap'n!


Jack: How about Iker Casillas?

TG: Hush.

Jack: So there you have it. Tune in tomorrow, when I, Captain Iker 'Jack' Repairman Casillas Wilkes will bring you another exciting episode of "What's My Name Today?" Oh, and have a great 4th!! Remember, the fireworks are just noise - they won't hurt you!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

July 3, 2010

It's like Christmas in July!
(except that it's like 200 degrees!)

We were sitting at home yesterday, minding our own business, when what to our wondering eyes would appear, but a miniature sleigh and eight.... no wait, it was the mail guy. And look what he brought:

A box. Well everyone knows that good things come in boxes, so we got very excited. We were not even expecting a box. And if you look at the arrow, you can get a clue as to who it is from!

That's right. Remington! Remington is so cool, he even has his own address labels! They are not all blurry like you see in the picture. I just didn't want him to get a lot of junk mail from the dog food companies trying to hire him to be their spokespuppy.

Well, not only was there this really great yellow paper, but there was a FOOTBALL! I don't even have a football, but now I do. I had one, but we have decided it's best not to discuss that at this time. There was also some paper with some dates on it when these people called the Vikings were going to come and pillage the earth. What? Oh, these Vikings are a football team. Well, I hope they remember to play nice when they are pillaging and sacking.

I got so excited I forgot to take off the cardboard. AND IT SQUEAKS!!! SQUEAK SQUEAK SQUEAK SQUEAK SQUEAK!! Squeak is a cool word!

There were also some treats. I needed a little help in getting those open.

This shows you how good they were. I don't sit for just any old treat!

So, all in all, it was a most excellent surprise. Thank you Remington and thank you Remington's mom and dad!! I hope you're having a great trip in your house with wheels!