Wednesday, October 31, 2007


We're not dressing up in costumes and we're not going trick-or-treating and we're not giving out candy to the scary monsters and we're not gonna open the door if you come to our house tonight. Dogmom says we're nuts enough.

It's not that she doesn't like howl-o-ween. She does. It's more that we don't seem to act appropriately when people (and scary little people dressed up like Dog-knows-what) come to the door.

That, and the last time we had candy in the house, Opie ended up staying overnight in the hospital...
What to do for chocolate poisoning
Chocolate Feast (weekend)
Chocolate Feast (Friday Night)
Chocolate Feast (Friday)

So, we hope you all have a happy howl-o-ween and get some treats and snacks and chew bones for us. (Stay away from the chocolate!)

Wuf Ya!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Anydog Wanna Kitty?

Ok, so we don't usually have cats involved with Dogs' Aye View, right?

Well, dogmom was pretty convincing, so we decided that today we would show you some kitties that need a home. See, dogmom's not a "cat person" usually... she's definitely what humans call a "dog person." Anyways, she likes these cats that are currently living at Pet Crossing Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic in Bloomington. That's where Dr. Kate (who fixes our teeth) and Dr. Hollee (who I saw for my yeastie-toes) and, well, where dogmom works sometimes.

Anypaws, these kitties live at the hospital. Not because they're sick, but because they don't have a forever home yet. So, if you're inclined to want or need a kittycat or if you know somebody that is, would you please show them our blog? Or, better yet, have them call Pet Crossing at 952-884-8248 and set up an appointment to meet one of these kitties and maybe take them home?

Here goes:

Princess – White w/brown tabby tail & markings (Age 7)
I’m Princess and yes, the name fits me. I’m a girly-girl; I know I’m beautiful and can be content to lay down and let you admire me. You won’t believe I’m seven years old when you see me – I’m healthy and happy, except that I’d rather be at home than living here at the hospital. I love to eat, so as my human you will need to help me to maintain my girlish figure by not over-indulging me with treats. I’m very much a cat person, but like some dogs, too. I’d love to meet your fur-family. Wouldn’t you like to meet me?

Bengal – Grey Maine Coon (Age 7)
Some people tell me I’m a seven-year-old Maine Coon with attitude. I like to be brushed, petted and have my ears scratched – but on my own terms, when I want, not necessarily when you do. I really don’t care for the hustle-and-bustle here at the hospital; I’d much rather be lounging around in a quiet home. I don’t mind some other cats – and the dogs that leave me alone are ok. If you’re looking for a quiet, low-maintenance, sort of guy, then I’m the cat for you.

Micky – Orange Tabby DMH (Age 7)
Yo! – I’m Micky! I’m a super- friendly, super- handsome dude who will be your own personal cuddle-bug and foot wrap on cold Minnesota winter nights. I sometimes hiss at other male cats here at the hospital, but that’s just because they are annoying sometimes. I prefer the company of humans. While my kitty condo here at the hospital is pretty swanky, I’d much prefer to choose a spot at your house. Ask to meet me and I’ll convince you to take me home. Go ahead, I dare you!

Heidi – Black & White DSH (Age 6)
I’ve had kind of a rough time of it in my short life, which makes me kind of shy at first. Show me you’re gentle and caring and I’ll show you my purr-fect side. I like other cats. I’m a little hesitant around dogs right now, but that’s just because one bit me recently and I needed some surgery and stitches. My meow is definitely worse than my bite, as I haven’t got any teeth. Won’t you take me home?

Don't forget - call Pet Crossing at 952-884-8248 and tell 'em Gomer & Opie sent ya to check out the kitties!

Wuf Ya!

Friday, October 26, 2007

We Got It! We Got It!

Ok, dawgs! So dogmom says that now we've really gone and done something great.

We don't know what, but when she's excited, we're excited, ya know?


We've been blessed by the collies! Thanks, Essex and Deacon! (Key West Collies)

DogMom said that she doesn't think they realize that we're blessed by their friendship as much as they are by ours. We wuf them! (and Tosca and any other collies that we know out there in dog-blog-land!)

Wuf Ya!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Please Use!

K, dawgs. We have a request. It won't cost you a penny, but it will give a penny. It won't cost you any time, but it will help animals. And, it won't be hard to do. Intrigued?

Yahoo! Search has launched a new search engine called If you use it, money will be donated to the not-for-profit of your choice FOR EVERY SEARCH! The average expected payout is one U.S. penny for each search from their site. Each and every search means a penny! How cool is that?

DogMom hopes you'll try it and you'll designate "Southwest Metro Animal Rescue and Adoption Society" as your search recipient. She says she searched like 63 times yesterday just doing normal stuff, so that means $0.63 for SWMAR. Imagine if she did the same thing every day for a month... that's $18.90. Imagine if 10 people did the same thing... that's $189.00! You see where this is going, right?

Please add this site to your bookmarks and use it instead of Google, Yahoo! and even ( The more people who use it, the more money is given to SWMAR.

We added the button to get to the search site at the top left of our blog. You can do the same here. Just pick the button you like.

Wuf Ya!

(Oh yeah... to be fair, dogmom says that if you have another favorite charity that is a 503c status, they can sign up as a recipient as well. They need to do so here.) But, in the meantime until they're registered and approved, won't you put "Southwest Metro Animal Rescue and Adoption Society" as your chosen beneficiary?)


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Award and Tagged by Mud Puddle Girl

Even though we got tagged for the "Seven Things" tag before, we're doing it again for Mud Puddle Girl because she also sent us this cute award along with tagging us:

Anyways, that and she makes us smile, too. And, she's a new visitor to Dogs' Aye View and we want her to keep coming back to visit us like the rest of you do...

So, here are seven MORE things about us:

#1. We're both on diets to lose some weight. We think this is just because dogmom is on a diet to lose some weight. But she says it's because we're supposed to weigh about 50 pounds each and we weigh more like 54. I don't know what the big deal is... I used to eat all Opie's food and he weighed 50 pounds. 'Course, I weighed in at 72 pounds then! But, I digress...

#2. We're the Dog Pad K-9's of the month for October. Yeah, I know, I already posted about that this month... but Tory put some pictures up now... so it's new news again! You can check us out here: Dog Pad K-9 of the Month.

#3. We both lay like frog-dogs when we're just lounging around watching dogmom. Yup, our feet point backwards and our hips lay flat. You can see me doing this in the picture below.

#4. Look closer at my picture. See my ears? This is another thing about us that you probably didn't know before. We like to dry our ears out sometimes. Well, not really. Just sometimes when we stop running around, we both have our ears laying inside out like I do in that picture.

#5. Dogmom has spent a fortune for nice big new fluffy dog beds for us trying to find some that we like. We have great big round ones that have three sides on them like a big papasan chair that sits on the floor. We have glorified pillows with removable covers and cedar shavings inside. We have comforters that dogmom sewed into squares for us. We even have a futon mattress of our own. (Are you snickering with us, here, dogs?) Know where we sleep? On dogmom's bed, of course! Whether she's in it or not, that's where we sleep.

#6. When Opie's really happy, his tail goes around in circles like a propeller-butt instead of back and forth like a normal dog.

#7. When I toot downstairs, dogmom can smell it upstairs... and vice versa. And she doesn't even have a canine nose!!!

We tag Buddha for the seven things tag and the "You make me smile" award ( and we tag Jackson and Sydney and their dogmom Luann even though they don't have their own blog yet!

Wuf Ya!

Monday, October 22, 2007

There's A Fungus Among-Gus!

Yup. On my paws. Again.

Back in June, I started licking my paws... not a lot, but I was doing it behind the dogmom's back. You know, when she wasn't around mostly.

Then, I broke a tooth and went to Dr. Kate at Pet Crossing to get it fixed. While I was there, she found a fungus on my paws. She gave dogmom some medicine (ketoconazole) to give me for a month. It was yucky and I actually had to take it for two months. But, it made the yeasties on my paws go away.

Well... a couple of weeks ago, dogmom noticed that I had the dark spots on my toenails again when she was trimming them. Even though I wasn't licking very bad, she recognized that this was a sign that the yeasties were back.

So, we went to see Dr. Hollee at Pet Crossing. The slides didn't show any yeasties, but my toenails sure look like I have them. See?

The other sign is that the fur on the bottom of my paws is usually white. (Well, except when I run in the mud at Dog Pad and stuff.)

Anypaws, look what color my paw fur is now...

So... dogmom wants to know if you're paws itch now from reading this?

Wuf Ya!

Friday, October 19, 2007


So you all know we live with a nut case, right? And, you know that dogmom makes us do some goofy and dopey things... like sit before putting our leashes on and say our prayers before breakfast... And, you know that we wuf Dog Pad where we're K-9's of the Month this month! (Go to Dog Pad's Web Site)

Well, we never really talk about dogmom's friends on our blog. Wanna know why?

'Cuz they're verrrrrrryyyyyyy scaaaaaawwwwwwwweeeee!

Think we're joking? Huh, do ya?

Just look!

The one on the right works with dogmom every day at the newspapers. Can you believe it?

I wouldn't go to work.

But, maybe she's not always this scary looking. 'Cuz look at how her kitty, Chi Chi, is reacting to seeing her catmom look like that...

And, well maybe she's not really a scary human at all... 'cuz she has a new rescue puppy at her house too. We haven't met Snickers yet, but we think she's adorable! Don't you?

Wuf Ya!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Our Nicknames...

Ok, so Tosca didn't actually tag us... but dogmom thought it would be funny to share our nicknames, 'cuz we have so many.

Of course, there are the ones that we attained because humans have a brain malfunction when it comes to calling two dogs... Instead of "Gomer" and "Opie," we consistently get called...
Gopey and Ohmer
Gomey and Ohper
Gop and Ohm
Gome and Ope

Then, there are the ones that we only get called at home, for the most part...

Gomer's nicknames:
Pepe Le Toot
GP (short for Gomer Pyle)
Scaredy Dog

Opie's nicknames:
Jumping Bean
OT (short for Opie Taylor)
Regal Beagle
Counter Surfer

Dogmom says they're all self-explanatory... so email us or post a comment if you can't figure out why we got that nickname.

Wuf Ya!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dog Whisperer Has a Secret

Dogmom received this press release through her job and thought it might be a fun thing to go to if you live in the Minneapolis area!

Dog Days at MOA

(MINNEAPOLIS, October 9, 2007) - Home for Life® , a nationally recognized care for life animal sanctuary based in Stillwater, MN and the PETCO Foundation, will be sponsoring Dog Days at MOA from October 15 - 19, 2007 at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. Dog Days at MOA will benefit the animals residing at the sanctuary; any raised money will go towards their food, veterinary care, and twenty-four hour staff that provide them with loving support and care. The event will include an exhibit of unique doghouses designed by local celebrities, a special guest appearance from Cesar Millan and the adorable animals from Home for Life!

Dog Days at MOA will feature a unique display of artistic doghouses designed by local celebrities, architects, design firms and artists.

Some of the local designers include; Minnesota Twins and Vikings players, Ron Schara and Raven of "Minnesota Bound", Rebecca Kolls of "Good Morning America" and Seasons magazine, and many others. These exclusive doghouses will be on display all week and finally auctioned off at Home for Life's Wags to Whiskers Gala on Friday, October 19, 2007.

The event will conclude with a special guest appearance from Cesar Millan, professional dog trainer known as the "dog whisperer", on Friday from 1-3pm. Milan will be available to sign his new book, Power of the Pack.

Home for Life® is a nationally recognized sanctuary providing loving, lifetime care for dogs and cats who are unable to find homes due to old age, disabilities, medical or behavior issues. In addition, Home for Life offers an array of innovative, cost effective and replicable model community outreach programs with goals to combat the causes of animal neglect, abuse and abandonment. Home for Life is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501c3 corporation and is funded entirely by donations from our supporters. For more information, visit

Wuf Ya!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Storms? What Storms?

Yo - Opie here.

So dogmom has been making this big fuss because of the way I freak out at storms. She keeps posting about it - every time the sky rumbles and flashes.

She freaks when I freak at the boomies. I am sooooo over that. (Well, mostly.)

Anyways, dogmom got some drugs from Dr. Kate and they helped to make me a little calmer during the storms. Not a lot, but enough that she could try to reason with me. And, she bought this stormy CD that she kept playing all the time.

I liked to make her play it just because she acted so goofy when it was on. Acting all excited when the machine made boomie sounds. I swear, I live with total nutballs.

Anyways, here's what the sky looked like during the boomies. There were light flashes, too, but my paw wasn't working fast enough to get pictures of them.

And, this is how I reacted to the boomies last night:

Wuf Ya!

Friday, October 05, 2007

We're Dog Pad K-9(s) of the Month!

Hey dogs - we think Tory's completely lost her mind now. I mean, we wuf her and all... but just look what she did! Go to and click on the "K-9 of the Month" link in the upper-right-hand corner. It's ok... we'll wait.

(humming... who let the dogs out ... )

Are you back? Good.

Can you believe it? Even with all the tests that we give Tory and Mike and Nate... you know... like sassy barking and scaling fences and rolling in the mud puddles and Opie whining 'cuz his feet are wet and getting time-outs and pooping in the middle of the parking lot

(Oh, wait... that last one was at dogmom's work, not at Dog Pad... sorry, dogmom...)

Anyways, now we know Tory wufs us back. 'Cuz she made us the K-9 of the month.

There aren't any pictures yet... 'cuz we don't stand still long enough for anybody to take them when we're at Dog Pad. We'll try to remember to let her get some so she can post them.

Wuf Ya!

Monday, October 01, 2007

We're Pouting...

Yup. We're pouting today.


We found out that dogmom went to Doggie Palooza on Saturday. She was helping at the discount microchipping booth sponsored by Pet Crossing Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic. And, doing tooth-brushing demonstrations on other dogs!

So, we're pouting. Because she didn't take us with her. And because she didn't use us as models. And because, well, because we can.

That, and we're playing with Tory and the other dogs at Dog Pad again today!

Wuf Ya!