Friday, August 27, 2010

Opera Dog

You might remember that my dad is a conductor and my mom works at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. So we have a pretty musical family. Including me! I like to sing along when my mom plays high notes on the flute.

However, I don't think I come close to the talent of Duca the Dalmation.

Duca belongs to one of the opera/voice teachers at the JSOM, Carlos Montane', and she goes to school with him all the time. (It's against the rules, but, hey, Duca's a diva.) Duca will even stop by in my mom's office for a treat every now and then.

And did I mention? She even speaks German.

Here she is, the diva herself.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

DWB Friends! Maggie and Mitch

I was a very lucky dog this past week. While my family was on vacation, I got to meet some of my oldest and best buddies from Dogs With Blogs -
Maggie & Mitch, and Scruffy, Lacie, and Stan!

The Vacation Dude

Driving back from our week in Maine, we stopped first to meet Maggie and Mitch and their mom, who was super nice and adorable! I think their mom is older than my mom, but their mom looked younger! While the people had a lovely lunch and chatted and admired their gorgeous farmhouse, Maggie and Mitch and I hung out.

Can you believe that I've NEVER met an Airedale in the fur before?


It's true. I was lucky enough that Maggie and Mitch were the first Airedales I ever got to meet. And they set the standard pretty darn high!

Mitch is an all-around great guy! He could sense that I was a "senior" dog and took it easy with me. He also made total goo-goo eyes at my mom. She was in love.

And the guy can tell a good joke! He was awesome!

And this was no surprise... Maggie was gorgeous! I was glad I dressed up in my party bandana so I would look nice for her.

I gotta tell ya, for such an elegant girl, she has some impressive facial hair. Her beard is great.

Maggie has always been my very special friend because her birthday is exactly two days before mine, in the same year! We are practically "twins"!

Of course, our people wanted us to pose for a picture all together. We did not feel like cooperating.

This was the best shot we got. Maggie has a very "top model" pose, doesn't she? Maybe she should be on Pawject Runway!

Thank you for such a lovely get-together, Maggie and Mitch! I was so happy to finally meet you!

In my next post: Meeting the Holy Terriers!

More DWB Friends! Scruffy, Lacie, and Stan

How many terriers can you count in this picture?

I got to meet Scruffy, Lacie and Stan! Their mom was nice enough to pack them all in the car and meet us EARLY in the morning, even though it was about to rain! She brought us to a nice park in their neighborhood.

Is that you, SCRUFF MAN???

Now we are so happy, we do the DANCE OF JOY! Hey!

Here, Scruffy is doing the long-awaited comparison... who has the longer foxy legs? Surprise! It is Scruffy! My NBA-sized legs are just a teeny bit smaller. It might be an optical illusion though, considering my legs are slightly, um, balding, and he has luscious, full legs.

Drumroll, please....

There she was, the incomparable Lacie. Truly a princess and a diva.

Now, I know that Lacie has a lot of admirers, and a lot of love interests, but she was TOTALLY playing hard-to-get with me. I think it's because I was so nervous I forgot to put on my party bandana.

Stanley proudly led our terrier parade through the park.

"Here we come...walking down the street...

We get the funniest looks from...all the dogs we meet...

HEY HEY we're the TERRIERS! And people say we bark too loud!

But we're too busy keep our voices down!"

Stan the Man started giving my mom the Airedale goo-goo eyes that Mitch tried earlier.

Hey, come on Scruffy, that's my MOM you're making out with! I will pretend not to be jealous.

...LACIE?? You too? You let my mom hold you and you won't kiss me???
So much for hard-to-get.

I got to say my good-byes to everyone after my mom stopped giving out kisses willy-nilly. My terrier buddies were nice enough to send me off with a goodie bag full of really fun toys! I squeaked them the WHOLE WAY home! My people loved it.

Thanks, Scruffy, Lacie, and Stan - it was so pawesome to meet you! My parents really enjoyed meeting you and your mom.

I can't wait for another road trip - who will I get to meet next?

Friday, August 6, 2010


I am going to Maine to see my nana and other family!

And...I may get to meet a few DWB friends while I'm gone...keep your paws crossed! I'll be sure to post pictures when I get back.

I hope you are enjoying the summer! (I've had a lot going on that I need to blog about!)