Archive for January, 2008

A poem for new puppy owners

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

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Don’t smell crotches, don’t eat plants.
Don’t steal food or underpants.
Don’t eat my socks, don’t grab my hair.
Don’t rip the stuffing from that chair!
Don’t eat those peas! Don’t touch that bush!
Don’t chew my shoes. What IS that mush?
Eat your cookies. Drink your drink,
Outta the toilet! Outta the sink!
Away from the cat box, it’s for the cat!
And MUST you kiss me after that?
Yes, raising a puppy, is not for the lazy!
Though puppies are funny, they’re also quite crazy.
But don’t despair, though its toil and strife.
After three years, you’ll get back your life!
So, let’s go for “walkies”, you can “do your thing”
And perhaps I’ll get back my good diamond ring!

Author Unknown

Who says dogs and cats can’t be friends?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Thought you might like to see a picture of Harry and his new best friend Lily. Harry obviously thought that if Midas, the boring old fart wouldn’t play and Fizzy has made her sentiments known that rushing around at 50mph is quite frankly vulgar then Lily would be the best choice for a game of rough and tumble! Though, one thing bothers me about this unlikely pairing, has Lily realised that Harry will get a lot bigger too. At present she can pin him to the floor better than any WWF wrestler but how long can she keep him in check?

Lily beats Harry up!

One Laptop, One Cat & One Puppy

Friday, January 18th, 2008

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Dog returns for his best friend

Monday, January 14th, 2008

A pet dog missed the family’s dead cat so much that he dug up his grave and brought the body back into the house. When Oscar’s owners woke up the next morning they discovered the dog curled up beside Arthur, the late cat, in his basket.

The 18-month-old Lancashire Heeler, had watched Mr Bell dig a grave in the garden and then lower the cat into the hole.Mr Bell said: “He had managed to climb out through the cat flap in the night, obviously with the intent to get Arthur back. Bearing in mind that Arthur was a huge cat, Oscar must have used all the strength he could muster.

For the full article and a happy ending click on The Times Online

Cat Nap

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Barney Bush White House Christmas video

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Start watching this safe in the hope it could never happen here.

Then look for cameo appearance

Harry New pics

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Harry Christmas 2007 #1

I think I’ll change Harry’s name to Harriet. What a big wuss, he is! He’s so confident in the house but now that he is getting out in the big, bad world, we are seeing a different side to him. He has met a couple of dogs when he has been out for his walkies, a very calm Golden Retriever and two Westies that all live in the same street. I took him out for a walk with Sandra’s youngster Olivia and a lovely,bouncy Labrador called Charlie, well, the noise that Harry set up was quite frankly embarrassing, you would of thought that he was being murdered! Consequently the other two dogs decided to steer clear of him and carried on their own game of rough and tumble and completely ignored him. Harry was off lead and just toddled along at heel, (wonder how long that will last) for the rest of the walk and was well and truly shattered by the end of it. By the end of the walk there were a few sniffs exchanged and no noise , so maybe next time he’ll be brave enough to get stuck in and have a good play. The thing is when you see a young pup getting distressed like that, you do have to fight the urge to reassure them but I knew he was in no danger so I just had to let Harry see that I wasn’t worried. Always remember to praise the behaviour that you want to keep and ignore the stuff you want to get rid of, but its harder to do in practice.

Harry Christmas 2007

Classified Ad – Lost Dogs

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Posted on Craigslist (San Francisco Bay Area) 16-08-2007

You’re not looking for them, but I found your two dogs.

Sigh. No one is looking for these guys. And I see why. They hump everything in sight, try to dominate our old doggies, try to eat our cats and pee on everything and bark at everything. Neurotic, lick constantly. They know no commands, either in English or Spanish. They are aggressive and probably lived in a puppy mill. You dumped them, probably, and we picked them up before they were killed by traffic. Unneutered, no tags, under 1 year old small males. I hate you, person who dumped these dogs. There are no lost ads on phone poles, no lost ad on Craig’s list, no lost ad in the paper. We put signs up all over, put a found notice in at the local pounds and if you were looking for these filthy little ragamuffins, you would have found them. We are afraid to take them to the pound because under stress, your dogs were snappy and horribly afraid and dogs are judged by temperment for adoption placement. They would not have passed that test. However…..

They are, under their filth, mats and horrible habits, adorable. They have learned “Quiet,” “Come,” “Sit.” They have stopped being so neurotic and we have broken most of their bad habits in just a few days. They are smart and sweet and are looking for guidance and WANT to be good little dogs. One is a purebred little white and buff guy with an underbite, the other is a brown little dog that looks almost exactly like a miniture version of a larger breed dog. They know each other and were obviously (by the same bad habits) raised (poorly) together. We will get them neutered, train them and get them into a good, loving home with people who use the brains God gave them.

If these are your dogs, come on by, I’d like to kick your ass.

At least 2008 will be a better year for the two little guys in this American advert.

Rule No1 – Think Like A Dog

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

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