Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My first card

Pleeeeease, Mom, let me take the hoodie off...

I guess I am stuck with the e-collar for a few more days until my paws heal up. I've really been trying to be good, but they are so itchy and it's just too tempting to nibble on them. I even let my mom cut my nails yesterday, which I NEVER let her do. Aren't I good? Don't I deserve a break?

I did get a brief respite from the hood so I could read my first DWB holiday card! Thank you Comet and BLU! I am so excited to start receiving real cards in the mail - just for me!

(My dad is helping with some of the cards. He's not as quick as me and my mom, so I still have some cards waiting to go out...sorry guys!)

Comet and BLU sent a beautiful card complete with holiday shapes and glitter! Wow! They are talented artists, and two good-looking dogs, too!

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
His Most Serene Highness Lord Lenox the Encompassing of Goosnargh on the Carpet
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title
I finally went and figured out my own Peculiar Aristocratic Title. My mom thought it was especially appropriate. You can see some of that Goosnargh in the bottom left of the second picture. Time to get out the Kids'n'Pets.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Happy fall!

Can you believe it's almost December? It's started to get a little bit chilly here, and my mom decided to try to get a nice fall picture of me before all of the leaves were gone.

It was VERY chilly in Ohio over Thanksgiving. I had a great time and I have some pictures to share - I'll put them up soon, probably tomorrow. My grandma took me on really long walks every day. No turkey for me, but I did get a chewy bone.

And then we got back, and I had to go right to the vet!! My paws are infected again, so he gave me some medicine so I won't lick them all the time anymore. I got my rabies shot also. My doctor is very nice, but I didn't like one thing he said. My mom told him that I was eating meat now, and he said I should GO VEGGIE again!!! He thought it was great that I was vegetarian. He is a vegetarian, and his dogs are vegetarian, and he said it couldn't hurt my allergies if I didn't eat meat. Hmphf. At least he said I could eat carrots for my treats. (What am I, a horse?)

I'm so glad that you are starting to receive the holiday cards! They are going out in waves, so please don't feel badly if you haven't gotten yours yet. I can't wait to start receiving them! This is so much fun!

Monday, November 19, 2007


Have you guys heard about this Thanksgiving thing going on this week? Last year I went to camp for a few days, but this year, I am going with my people to visit my Grandma in Ohio! I am ready for a vacation. I am really hoping to eat some turkey, which I understand is what you do on Thanksgiving. Besides the turkey, you also are supposed to take a moment and recognize the good things in your life and what you are thankful for. I live a pretty good life, so let me do that now!

I'm thankful for my family that loves me very much.
I'm thankful for my vet, Dr. Koch, who takes good care of me when I don't feel well.
I'm thankful for my dog buddies in my neighborhood and for my dog park where I can play.
I'm especially thankful for my DWB buddies around the world!

OK, I'm thankful for cookies too. That's allowed, right?

I hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving day with your humans and animal friends. I've got to get to work on those holiday cards!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My cool trick!

Hopefully I've made this work and posted a video of my coolest trick - GET THE LIGHTS! My people ask me to do this when they're in bed reading and too lazy to get up and turn out the lights themselves. They rigged up a little pull-rope with one of my stuffies attached to it. I pull on the stuffie, the light goes out! The other night I turned out the lights without being asked - I was ready for bed even if they weren't!

(Sorry it's a little blurry - my mom took the video on her cell phone.)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Good news, bad news

I am getting a new canine cousin! Meet Gracie, a lab-husky mix puppy. She is going to live with my mom's cousin. I hope I get to meet her soon. Isn't she a cutie?

Scruffy and Lacie asked me if I was an Illinois fan...I hope maybe they were kidding with me because we LOVE THE BUCKEYES!!!! And Illinois beat the Buckeyes this weekend, so they're not #1 anymore. I think Scruffy and Lacie are Penn State fans, right guys? I like the name of their coach - Joe Paw!

Next week is the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. the Michigan Wolverines. This is a prime treat-eating occasion. Every time the Buckeyes score a touchdown, my mom screams TOUCHDOWN!, dances around the room, and gives me a cookie. And if she asks me what I think about MICHIGAN, I growl, and she gives me a cookie. I can't wait!

The bad news is that I am a cone-head. My people won't leave me alone (or go to sleep) without putting my e-collar on me because I still lick my paws when they're not looking. That makes me cranky. Last night I woke my mom up 4 times - she tried to let me outside, but I wouldn't go. I just wanted her to take the cone off, but no luck. That made HER cranky!

Don't I look much cuter without the cone?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

I'm a Meat Mutt!

Thank you to everyone for their good wishes. I am feeling better - I haven't puked in several days! I went away to camp for the weekend while my people went to Chicago without me, but I had a great time and I came back full of energy. I'm still a little itchy, but better.

The change came, I believe, because I am no longer VEGETARIAN!!!

My dad is one of those crazy non-meat-eaters, but my mom eats white meat (poultry and seafood). About a year ago, my dad thought it would be good for me and the planet to put me on veggie kibble. Boooooring.... But now I am back to good ol' chicken Purina. Tasty! And I eat twice a day, instead of once a day like I used to.

I should have thought of the whole throwing-up routine a long time ago! It got big results, and no pills!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Funny outfits

Hello friends! Sorry I've been a little lax about blogging lately. My mom was sick for a little bit (but is much better now thanks to my taking care of her) and I haven't been feeling so hot lately. I'm still throwing up pretty regularly and my people can't figure out why. They've changed the times I eat and other things, and I think I'm going to end up at the vet next week, unfortunately. Plus, my paws have been super-itchy, and I've been licking them, which isn't too good for them, and now they're sore. Tough to type.

So I'm sorry I've been missing all of the fun DWB events happening this past week and I hope to be feeling better soon. I know I will be fine, and I want to send BIG good-well wishes to my buddy Jackson, who's getting tested in the hospital. I hope he's doing well.

So to make EVERYONE feel good, let's look at funny dog outfits! (I enjoyed reading about everyone's Halloween fun and seeing their costumes.)

Did you know Dick Cheney dresses his dogs up for Halloween? I read it in the news. He has two, and this year they were dressed as Darth Vader and Superman. That made me curious to see if Barney, who lives in the White House, gets dressed up for Halloween too.

It turns out he does! I looked on his website. He is a cowboy (on the right), while Miss Beazley, the other Scottish terrier, is a strawberry, and the cat, India, is a wizard. He has quite the website! Maybe when he retires from being "first dog" he can start a blog and join DWB.

This is my Uncle Walter, who lives with my nana. Walter's kind of a mama's boy and lets my nana dress him up in ANYTHING! He even has pajamas. This is his Mexican sombrero my nana got him when she went on vacation. He's had a lot of different outfits.

He also has formalwear for special occasions - his own tuxedo.

His best Halloween outfit was a Hallo-weiner hot dog! Nice buns, Walter!

And, to be fair, I'm going to put a review of my last several Halloween costumes, because I look pretty silly too.

Pirate - yarrrrgghhh!


Snoopy - I mean really. Why would you dress me a DOG?


I really hate getting dressed up.