Wednesday, January 31, 2007
We're have a great time at Dog Pad... but it seems like the time should be close that dogmom comes back to get us. Should I be worried? Hmmm... we've been good the last couple of weeks. I'm sure she'll be back.
But, well, we did have that time when we unstuffed the birds from the comforter and only found feathers.... and the garbage thing... and Opie's ear thing... you don't think dogmom will leave us here, do you?
I'm gonna wait one more day... if she doesn't come tomorrow, then me and Opie are BOTH jumping the fence and going to find her...
Friday, January 26, 2007
We're going to Dog Pad! We're going to Dog Pad!
We wuf Dog Pad almost as much as we like being at home with dogmom. I mean, if we can't be snuggling and playing with dogmom, then the next best place to be is at Dog Pad. We wuf it there.
Tory and Mike take the bestest care of us.
We get to eat our food, just like at home.
We get cookies, just like at home.
We get to run around outside all day ... which we don't get to do at home.
We get to play with lots of other dogs ... which we don't get to do at home.
We get to play with Tory and Mike ... which we don't get to do at home.
Tory and Mike have figured out our personalities... and, guess what! They actually put up with us anyways!
Anyhow... if we can't be at home by ourselves ... (which I think our postings the last couple of months have proven) ... then we'd rather be at Dog Pad!
We might not post for a few days, since we'll be way to busy having fun at Dog Pad... but we'll tell ya all about it when we come back!
Thursday, January 25, 2007
She said that Randi's coming today to take us for a walk. Ok, that's pretty normal. Randi from Lake Minnetonka Pet Sitters (www.tonkapetsitters.com) comes to take us for a walk a couple of times a week. We really like Randi... even when she makes us walk nice and not tug her down the trail...
But, dogmom said that in addition to Randi coming today... tomorrow (she keeps emphasizing it), we're gonna go to Tory's house, aka Dog Pad (www.dogpaddogs.com). Can you believe it?
We get extra belly rubs and hugs.
We get special chew bones.
We haven't been in jail for weeks.
Randi's coming today to take us for a walk.
We get to go to Dog Pad tomorrow!
Wow! Do we have the bestest doglife on earth, or just what?
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
First, we get extra belly rubs and hugs and kisses.
Then, we get those extra special chew bones every coupla days.
And, we haven't been in jail for weeks!
But, now, things have gotten even BETTER! I mean, whoda thunkit?
Look at our new toys! ...
<---- This one is Opie's!
And, this one is mine! ---->
Can you see it? Did you figure it out?
OK... I'll tell you.
Opie has ALLways WANTed a KITTY!
And, I have ALLways WANTed a BUNNY!
Can you believe it? DogMom finally got us what we've always wanted! Each of us!
(Well, in addition to wanting a safe, loving place to call home...)
We're in DHOE -- Doggie-Heaven-On-Earth.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Whew! We're so glad that dogmom went back to leaving the house again today... she said she's going to work, whatever that means. We're just glad that she won't be home today and we can finally get some rest!
Dogs, do your humans spend a couple days in a row just harassing the heck out of you? I mean, come on, we got this groove going most of the time. We get up... we stretch... we go outside for a walk and do our business... we eat... we wait for dogmom to get clean and dressed... we play with one of our toys... we get a cookie and she leaves... and we sleep. Dogmom comes home and we do it all again, except that we watch her cook and eat instead of get clean and dressed... and she stays... and we sleep.
Sometimes, we get into mischief... sometimes Randi comes to visit. But, basically, the list above summarizes our established this-is-the-good-life-to-do list.
Then, it happens. Dogmom messes everything up by staying around all day. She gets out the big green monster... she puts our dishes into a machine that hums for a while... and she moves her clothes from one machine to another and then puts them back in the closet. I mean... come on... how are we supposed to get our 19 hours of sleep in when she's around all day. Something interesting might happen, ya know?
Anyways... we're glad she's back to normal again today. Nap time...
Friday, January 19, 2007
Dogmom said she went to Costco, whatever the heck that is, and we were worried because she didn't come home right away at the usual time. It was ok, though, cuz Randi had come and taken us for a walk.
Anyways, we forgive dogmom completely because she bought us the biggest, bestest chew bones at Costco. She calls them special chew bones. She's pretty stingy with them, but it's ok, cuz dogs, these things are totally worth it!
They look a little deceiving... they really look just like any other retriever roll that she brings home. But, they're different. They have yummy lamb chews hidden and wrapped inside! Can you believe it? They are like the best chew bones ever.
Opie and me try to chew up and eat the whole thing in one sitting... which can take hours, let me tell ya. That's like a whole year in human time. Sometimes, though, dogmom takes them away from us and makes us finish them a few days later. Something about my being too potent at night ... hmmm... what do you think that means?
Anyways... sometimes she does other stuff while we're chewing... you know, gets out the big green monster or moves her clothes from one big machine to another. But sometimes she just sits with a book and watches us... that's the most awesome fun... attention AND chew bones!
Dogs, we gotta be the luckiest dogs in the world. Want us to send you one? It will be like a worldwide group chew. Yum!
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Hi. This posting has absolutely nothing to do with Gomer and Opie or with dogs, for that matter. I received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org this morning at one of my other personality's email accounts. It just so happens that [red flag number 1] the email address that received the email DOES NOT HAVE AN EBAY ACCOUNT!
Second, there is a link in the email that includes a DNS number (I think that's what they're called... the 000.00.000 number...).
Ok... so that's distressing enough, right? BUT... the email INCLUDED account information FOR SOMEBODY ELSE! The guy's name... credit card number... PIN NUMBER! ... mother's maiden name... password... full street address... everything...
BEWARE. BE CAUTIOUS. BE INFORMED.
DO NOT click the link. DO NOT respond to the email. DO NOT verify your information through the email or link. Exit your email program and then sign into ebay if you have an account and check your information!
And, take a moment every day for the next 10 days if you get one of these to check your bank accounts...
Now... how do I let this guy know that I have all his info?
Added 1/12/07 A.M - Here is the response I just received from Ebay...
Hello,Thank you for writing to eBay regarding the email you received. Emails such as this, commonly referred to as "spoof" or "phished" messages, are sent in an attempt to collect sensitive personal or financial information from the recipients.The email you reported was not sent by eBay.
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1. Open a new Web browser and type www.ebay.com into your browser address field to go directly to the eBay site.
2. On eBay, click on the "My eBay" link at the top of the page and sign into your account.
3. Check the "My Messages" link located on the left side of the My eBay page. If an email affects your eBay account, it's now in "My Messages." Any email sent to your registered eBay email address from eBay or from another eBay member via eBay's member-to-member communication system will also appear in "My Messages."
Just remember, if you get an email regarding a problem with your accountor that is requesting personal information, and the email looks like it is from eBay, please check My Messages first. If it's not there, it's a fake email. If you still have any doubt about whether an email message is from eBay,please forward it to email@example.com immediately. Do not respond to it or click any of the links. Do not remove the original subject line or change the email in any way when you forward it to eBay. If you have already entered sensitive personal information, financial information, or your password into a Web site based on a request from a spoofed email, you should take immediate action to protect your identityand all of your online accounts. We have developed an eBay Help page with valuable information regarding the steps you should take to protect yourself. http://pages.ebay.com/help/tp/isgw-account-theft-reporting.html
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Sabrina Fairchild, a five-year-old female Labrador Retriever, is photo-graphed by members of the media after the breed was named the most popular dog by the American Kennel Club in New York January 15, 2007. REUTERS/Keith Bedford
I have one important question, dogs. If Labs are #1 (which, by the looks of me, my dad was) and Beagles are #5 (which my mom was)... does that mean that Gomers are #3? OK, and another question... if Gomers are #3, then why does their list say German Shepherd dogs are? Cuz I sure ain't no German Shepherd by any stretch of the imagination.
Anyway, I have some things to say to Tosca, too, today. She's kinda upset that Collies are not on the top 10 list. (http://www.mypuppytosca.blogspot.com/) First, Tosca, being on the top 10 list isn't all it's cracked up to be... have you never watched David Letterman with your mom?
Second, even if I'm a #3... which we all know I'm not because I was a dumpster dog and don't have no papers... Collies are at least in the top 40 (#37)! Just look at Opie. We don't even know what breed he is, other than it's an odd breed. The vet doesn't even know; calls him "some kind of hound." If he's mostly coonhound, like dogmom thinks he is... then he's way down at #131 on the list. If he's a foxhound, like some people think, then he's even further down... almost at the bottom, in fact... somewhere between 151 and 155.
Hmmm... If I'm at the top and Opie's at the bottom... does that mean that dogmom only got an average dog between the two of us?
Anyways... third thing is that papers or no papers... top 10 or bottom 10... we wuf you more than hooman food!
Link to the AKC List: http://www.akc.org/reg/dogreg_stats.cfm
Link to the Reuters story: Labs are #1, followed by Yorkies in the #2 slot. At No. 3 in the American Kennel Club's top 10 was the German Shepherd, followed by the Golden Retriever, Beagle, Dachshund, Boxer, Poodle, Shih Tzu and Miniature Schnauzer. (But in New York City, the poodle was top dog.) The full story can be found at... http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyid=2007-01-15T190736Z_01_N15428963_RTRUKOC_0_US-USA-DOGS.xml
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
But he's really kinda weird. He just stands there. Outside. In the cold.
Doesn't say anything. Doesn't do anything.
Doesn't taunt us or tease us.
Doesn't ask dogmom if he can pet us.
Doesn't try to give us treats behind dogmom's back.
Or, for that matter, right in front of her.
Come to think of it... he doesn't smell either.
We don't get it. What's up with this kid?
Is it cuz we've been being really good boyz? Yeah, that must be it. Maybe we should go back to our old mischevious ways.
Monday, January 15, 2007
I, especially, love to play snowplow with my nose and run as fast as I can with my nose to the ground and my butt up in the air. The snow makes like a sailboat wake (according to dogmom... cuz I have no idea what a sailboat or a wake is)... and dogmom laughs hysterically. I lift my head and all I see is snow, cuz it's piled high on my nose.
Opie even likes the snow... although he gets cold a lot faster than I do. Wimp! You'd think he has short hair or something. Oh yeah, he does. Anyways... he likes to go outside and run around and sniff everything. But, then, he wants to go back in sooner. He crawls under his blanket and hides... or just tries to get warm again.
After a few minutes in his blanket... he's ready to go outside again. He was driving dogmom nuts yesterday... and especially this morning! He whimpered and whined to go outside three times!
Anyways... dogmom is still skeptical about our new year's resolution to be good boyz. She thinks we're up to something and planning something big. Ha! Joke's on her! (for now...)
Thursday, January 11, 2007
I think, almost with 100% certainty, that this is the first time ever... well, at least, this is the first time in the last six-and-one-half years... that my two dogboyz have behaved for 48 hours in a row.
I'm afraid. I'm very afraid.
What on earth could they be planning? Have they mentioned anything to all you dogs out there?
It's not that I care that they're planning something. It's not even that I want to prevent it. Cuz their antics are what this blog is all about.
It's just that I'm not very good with surprises... and I would like to prepare myself as best I can for whatever might happen soon!
Can you help? Any ideas about what's coming?
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Ok. So who took my dogs and replaced them with very exact-looking replicas that behave?
I know this is what I wished for... but now I'm bored.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Keep dog-blogging, dogs!!!
Monday, January 08, 2007
Or, are we just well-traveled adopted rescued strays? We've been all over the place. Well, in the US anyways. Dogmom doesn't usually take us when she has to fly on an airplane to get somewhere...
Although she did take me, Gomer, on a plane once from Arizona to Ohio. It was a very interesting experience, let me tell ya. I was just a young pup... about five months old... and still scared of everything. Literally. So the vet gave me some drugs and I learned how to stay in a crate and people I didn't know wheeled my crate from one place to another. When I got to Chicago, some guys in blue clothes let me out of the cage to run around these great big huge noisy vehicles. I think they called them planes. (Dogmom said to tell ya it was before 9/11, whatever that is, and things were different then.)
Then, I went back in my crate and they wheeled me back inside with everybody's suitcases. I was awake now and missed my dogmom... so I whimpered and whined and barked the whole way from Chicago to Fort Wayne, Indiana. There were only seven people on the plane and I heard them all barking back at me and laughing... so I barked even more. Dogmom was so embarrassed.
Anyway, everybody on the plane was so curious about me, that they waited until I came off the conveyer so they could meet me... which, according to dogmom, was about an hour after everybody's stuff was already off. They save the best for last when they unload the plane, apparently! Anyway, I was still scared of all these people... but they gave me treats and made a big fuss and everything, so I let 'em.
Anyway... back to the task at paw... we need to get Tosca some exposure to places outside of central New York where she lives with her mom. Opie and me will pull out some pictures of our travels... will you do the same? And email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share them with Tosca here?
Thanks. We wuf ya!
Friday, January 05, 2007
He is a "long-legged" Jack Russell terrier named Jim. Dogmom says he lives "across the pond" in the U.K. I say ok, UK, whatever. I looked and looked across the pond behind our house but I couldn't see him. (Is this another one of those examples where dogmom just isn't making sense again?)
Anyways, Jim and his buddy Paula have a really cool web site and Jim has daily podcasts and a blog and photos of his vacations and an online store and everything. Check it out at http://www.jims-jaunts.co.uk -- or you can find him under our Links at the left.
(Hey Jim, we hope you don't mind that we stole your photo off your web site... We think you're very handsome!)
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
First, we get to spend all that time at Dog Pad -- playing with all the other dogs and with Tory and with Mike and with Aubrey. And running around outside all day and sleeping wherever we want at night and getting all smelly and dirty and everything. It's like totally the bestest place ever. (Well, except for dogmom's house, of course!)
And then, we got company! On New Year's Day, uncle Matt and cousin Kristin came over to visit.
You remember Uncle Matt... Izzy owns him... and they live in Plymouth, MN, where we lived with dogmom when we first moved to Minnesota in 2002. And, uncle Matt used to live in Cincinnati, where dogmom lived a long time ago and where auntie Dawn and Ginger live now.
And, well, Kristin we hadn't met before. But she seemed ok. She smelled like a cat. Her cat's name is Daphne. Kristin was really cool. She gave us special treats when she first came... goldfish crackers! And, she's not a cat snob... she likes dogs, too! Anyway, we like her a lot. I even did my "sit-down-by-the-couch-with-my-butt-next-to-it-and-bend-my-neck-all-backwards-and-look-at-her-upside-down" thing. I usually reserve that special trick for Jennifer (Victor and Gladys' mom)! Opie liked Kristin, too! We got all cuddly and snuggly on the sofa and watched a movie... My Big Fat Greek Wedding... we like that one cuz it makes dogmom laugh out loud!
Anyway, even after we went to Dog Pad... AND we got company... AND we watched the movie... RANDI CAME TO TAKE US FOR A WALK! Yep. While dogmom went to work, Randi showed up and took us for a walk. It seemed like forever since we saw her. We were really good on our walk and showed her how much we love the snow. Even Opie! Her dogs love the snow too!
It just doesn't get any better for a dog's life. Dogmom must really love us, don't you think?
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
I only say pretty good cuz Opie did get out once by jumping not one, no not two, but THREE fences (!) in order to get out. Tory just wasn't fast enough to catch him. It was like he had his route planned out in advance -- which we know that Opie wouldn't do... he's pretty much a spur-of-the-moment-when-the-idea-hits-him-don't-think-it-through kind of dog.
Anyway, then he got into a spat with another dog just before dogmom showed up to pick us up. He got bit on the ear and dog, did he bleed a lot. Dogmom said it was no big deal. (She's been through a lot of ear bites with us dogboys over the past six and a half years.) She took him to see Dr. Kelso the next morning cuz it was still bleeding a bit when she took the bandage off. He came home and had his head all wrapped up like he had brain surgery or something.
Sometimes I think he needs brain surgery. Anyway, he's getting all kinds of attention he doesn't deserve. I think I'll go take a nap now.
Wuf Ya! (Oh yeah, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!)