Monday, October 31, 2005

Avast, ye scurvy naves!

OK, thing two is far too cute and sweet looking to be fearsome, isn't he?

Now thing one on the other hand, I wouldn't turn my back on.
That is a shady looking character.

Give us your candy or we'll swab the deck...with you!!
Not that they will be allowed to say that to anyone, but that is the vibe here, wouldn't you agree?

Hope you have a great halloween and get good loot or good booty, as the case may be.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Happy Halloween!


Here I am sporting spooky eyes, this is the only costume I will ever consent to wear.

Here is thing one at a party this weekend.
Look at that mouth, how did he lose?

Here is thing two.
Do you see that enormous kid next to him?
He didn't have a chance.

Here is the AF, seconds away from the big win.
Don't stand between her and a Krispy Kreme donut,
nuff said.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Cuz even dogs are copycats sometimes

Idea from Damasta

Take my quiz, just for YOU!
Take my Quiz on!

Our trip the beach

The alpha female and I went down to the beach the other day.
As it often does around here, it got sunny and gorgeous just before sunset.
This is the point in the trip where I typically begin to jump around and whine in excitment.

I wanted to share this lovely picture with you before showing you horrors that are to follow.
The beach is still a wonderful place to visit, don't let these terrorists ruin it for you.

Just out there they lurk, taunting with torturous calls. Indiscriminate poopers, scavengers, scourge of the shore, the bane of the beach, yes, I refer to...


Here is one just after I chased it into the water.
Look at it mocking me! Jerk!
I may not have proof of their grievous errors but I know they are guilty.
How do I know, you wonder?
They run when you chase them!!

Friday, October 28, 2005

Cuz the blog is about me, the dog, dammit!

1. Do you try to look hot when you go to the grocery store just in case someone recognizes you from your blog?
Not really an issue for me, I usually get left in the car at the grocery store. But if ever you recognize my glorious visage feel free to experience awe.

2. Are the photos you post Photoshopped or otherwise altered?
Occasionally cropped, that's about it. When things are altered around here it is usually stunningly obvious thanks to the lack of skill on the part of my tech support.

3. Do you like it when creeps or dorks e-mail you?
Hasn't happened yet. Only had e-mail from really great folks.

4. Do you lie in your blog?
Um, I don't think so, anthropomorphism isn't considered LYING, is it?

5. Are you passive-aggressive in your blog?
Nah, I am too busy being clever and cute.

6. Do you ever threaten to quit writing so people will tell you not to stop?
No, is this something people do?

7. Are you in therapy? If not, should you be? If so, is it helping?
Well, I do have separation anxiety, but if everyone would just do whatever I want I would be fine.

8. Do you delete mean comments? Do you fake nice ones?
Nope, if people or cats want to be small-minded or ugly let it stay there for everyone to see. No reflection on me. As to faking nice comments, what would be the point of that?

9. Have you ever rubbed one out while reading a blog?
No, DAMN YOU, Bob Barker!!

10. If your readers knew you in person, would they like you more or like you less?
The love could only grow.

11. Do you have a job?
I am the center of the emotional well being of my family, does that count?

12. If someone offered you a decent salary to blog full-time without restrictions, would you do it?
No, it might cut into my napping schedule, or personal grooming time.

13. Which bloggers do you want to meet in real life?
The interesting ones, you know who you are

14. Which bloggers have you made out with?
None, but if my golden boy or Bucky are interested...

15. Do you usually act like you have more money or less money than you really have?
Dogs don't really have much use for cash, I have a a fab bucket of toys though, but I don't pretend to have more or less than I do.

16. Does your family read your blog?
Some of them

17. How old is your blog?
Started in the middle of September, so still pretty new.

18. Do you get more than 1000 page views per day? Do you care?
good grief, no, and no

19. Do you have another secret blog in which you write about being depressed, slutty, or a liar?
No, who are these people?

20. Have you ever given another blogger money for his/her writing?

21. Do you report the money you earn from your blog on your taxes?
Not applicable

22. Is blogging narcissistic?
Probably, but I am ok with that

23. Do you feel guilty when you don't post for a long time?
No, but the lack of attention starts making me feel passive-aggressive

24. Do you like John Mayer?
I so want to Triumph this question..."He is very nice...for me to poop on!"
Eh, he is ok.

25. Do you have enemies?
Those obnoxious deer who harrass me, and taunt me from the back yard.

26. Are you lonely?
Only when I am in my kennel and the people are gone, that so sucks!

27. Why bother?
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain:
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

Alright, the tagging seems so...well, you know, but I would love to read this on a couple of blogs that link to mine!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

A retrospective

Here we see early evidence of the AF's beach fixation.

Here is the AF with her older sister and younger brother.
Christmas cheer in the air, eh?

Here she is with her game face going!
Are ya scared of the 65 pound ten year old?

Sporting the 80s glam!
Check out those earrings!

Here we see definitive proof she was never entirely well.
What the heck? one might reasonably inquire.
And the sad truth is, she doesn't even remember, but it probably seemed like a good idea at the time.

Happy Halloween HNT

Here I am in all my spooky nekkid splendor.
Check out the devil eyes.
Are you scared yet?
No? Keep scrolling

Not much skin here, but I think much is explained.

Here you can see that at least the elder child looks kinda like the AF,
same skin tone anyway.


Wednesday, October 26, 2005


As per a suggestion from Lime (unintentional though it may have been) we shall celebrate Hump Day with a
"Whose leg would you like to hump?" questionaire.
*Please limit your answers to ten or less (some people are at work and don't have time to go google EVERYONE you drool over).
*If your victims are not public figures, please provide some details, background information, or telephone numbers, as appropriate.
*Let us know if you are listing in order of desireability, or what.

MY LIST, Alphabetically
(I am hoping my friends and their people don't mind the pics, if so e-mail, I am happy to remove.)

This is Bucky.
He is a handsome local Seattle stud. He has that rakish charm thing going to the max, doesn't he?
I think he might be bad boy....

This is Casper, the Canadian stud muffin.
He is a younger man but is totally working that preppy look.
Ebony and ivory, I can see it, can't you?

And last, but far from least, we have my GOLDEN boy.
This is an action shot. Look at that loping stride, he is all muscley and intent on his task. Gives me shivers.

There's my list, who made yours?

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Go, Speed Racer!

We left yesterday to go spend the night with the AF's parents.
It was a scenic trip.
During tulip season there are lots of oddly dressed tourists to mock along this road.

This is a lovely lil farm with Mt Baker showing through the haze a little bit.

Here is the last of the bridges on the way to the grandparents' house. Oooooooo, all misty, how atmospheric, eh?

This is one of the AF's favorite beaches.
She has alot of those.

We are back now and I am happy to be back to my beloved blog.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Neener neener neener
Our guest commentator failed to submit a post so it is PORTY TIME!!

Here we see two Porties who do water work, or water trials.
The one right is a curly haired PWD,
the one on the left is wavy, like me!
Aren't they clever and beautiful?
Family trait

Just as the Studebaker is the bear's natural habitat the luxury yacht is the true home of the Porty.
Notice please the uncommon and, to my taste, slightly overdone white PWD.
I mean, heeeeellooooo, Labor Day is long since come and gone!!!
Nevertheless, a dashing pair.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

The thoughts of a few humans, and of course, mine.

"I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers."
I do alright despite a mild case of test anxiety, but I think they are talking about something truly reprehensible, not just the subjecting of pets to standardized math norms. I refer you to Night of the Mary Kay Commandos, by Berk Beathed.
"A dog is not "almost human," and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such."~ John Holmes
I think I would say John Holmes is sufficiently harsh on your race.
"If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience."~Woodrow Wilson
Oooooooo, listen to the president... telling you off!!
"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult."~Rita Rudner
OK, has Rita not seen pictures of her hair in the 80s? I have, and I question her right to say anything about poodles. And by the way, will you people stop that butt pom pom nonsense, poor poodles, I just feel bad for them, really I do.
"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down." ~ Robert Benchley
The importance of properly preparing ones bed space should be taught to the young just as well as sterling character traits.
"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves." ~ August Strindberg
ha ha ha. August, you funny funny man
"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons." ~James Thurber
And wouldn't that make heaven a better place anyway?
"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater. . . suggest that he wear a tail." ~ Fran Lebowitz
You people really ought to cut that out.
"Newfoundland dogs are good to save children from drowning, but you must have a pond of water handy and a child, or else there will be no profit in boarding a Newfoundland." ~ Josh Billings
Newfies are some big ole dogs. And the twits that went out and got one after the win at the Westminister desrve the food bills.
"I hope if dogs ever take over the world, and they chose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas." - "DEEP THOUGHTS" by Jack Handy
Oh Jack, we would never go just by size, it is the size of the fight in the dog, not the size of the dog in the fight.
"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem." ~ Edward Abbey
I've quoted it before and I will quote it true so true
"Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends." ~ Alexander Pope
Good thing we are around to model these for you, do try to pick up on it won't you?
"Politics are not my concern... they impressed me as a dog's life without a dog's decencies." ~ Rudyard Kipling
And the very worse sort of dog's life too.
"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.
For me they are the role model for being alive." ~ Gilda Radner
Smart funny lady, she got it right!! So here is your Sunday inspiration, go forth and be more like a dog. However, if you start grooming your personal areas in public I take no responsibility.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

You shouldn't try to be too clever.

Here we have a prime example of the people thinking they are soooo smart.
Someone came up with this list.

Top 20 Reasons Dogs Don't Use Computers

20. Can't stick their heads out of Windows '95.
OK, come on, that is just lame.
19. Fetch command not available on all platforms.
Fetch is not a valid command on any system, who wrote this list?
18. Hard to read the monitor with your head cocked to one side.
Actually, it isn't. Try it.

Tee hee
Didja just cock your head to the side to see if it was harder to read the monitor?
lol dork!

17. Too difficult to "mark" every website they visit.
We only bookmark the ones worth returning to.
We save the "mark"ing for the real world

16. Can't help attacking the screen when they hear "You've Got Mail."
AOL is the only company that does that, and ANYONE with any sense would attack that.
15. Fire hydrant icon simply frustrating.
Well, this is true, why would you have a fire hydrant icon? If your computer is on fire clicking silly icons ISN"T going to help!
14. Involuntary tail wagging is dead giveaway they're browsing instead of working.
And you think we can't tell what you've been up to? uh huh....sure, right
13. Keep bruising noses trying to catch that MPEG frisbee.
Hey, that only happened a couple times!
12. Not at all fooled by Chuckwagon Screen Saver.
No, no we are not.
11. Still trying to come up with an "emoticon" that signifies tail-wagging.
Just wait, we will figure this one out soon.
10. Oh, but they WILL... with the introduction of the Microsoft Opposable Thumb.
I can't WAIT!! That is so gonna rock!
9. Three words: Carpal Paw Syndrome
I hear it is painful, but I haven't had any problems yet
8. 'Cause dogs ain't GEEKS! Now, cats, on the other hand...
Some cats are geeks, some are just difficult and annoying...and you know who you are.
7. Barking in next cubical keeps activating YOUR voice recognition software.
You have to admit, that would be annoying, but only applicable if you are a cube rat, and dogs are too smart for that nonsense.
6. SmellU-SmellMe(tm) still in beta test.
Oh yes, there are some exciting developments underway!
5. SIT and STAY were hard enough, GREP and AWK are out of the question!
They aren't difficult, they are just undesireable, and anyway, the geeks can handle the GREP and AWK ing.
4. Saliva-coated mouse gets mighty difficult to manuever.
OK, child-goo is just as difficult to deal with and a great deal more prevalent.
3. Annoyed by lack of newsgroup,'s.leg.
With all the weird crap out there this can't be long in coming.
2. Butt-sniffing more direct and less deceiving than online chat rooms.
Anyone who has spent ANY time in a chatroom would be forced to agree.

and the Number 1 Reason Dogs Don't Use Computers...

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Alright, this one is totally legit, and I confess, I do dictate most of my entries... so sue me!

Friday, October 21, 2005

More about me

SPF is the next post down,
this is a meme from Lime (house of Lime) see -->
1) My uncle once: aced the highest level of water trial his first time out (water trials are kind of like agility, but for water work) Pilot is one of the world's cutest, smartest curly Portuguese Water Dog, ever!
2) Never again in my life: will I sniff nail polish remover, lord, is that stuff foul!
3) When I was five: I am a year and a half here, people! Work with me!
4) High School was: Are we discussing obedience class again? It was a fabulous social time, although the people kept interupting us to walk in cicles and stupid stuff.
5) I will never forget: those neutering bastards at the pet clinic.
6) I once met: Mary Margret Haugen, a WA state senator, she found me charming but of course.
7) There's this girl I know who: always gives me treats and is appropriately appreciative of me. She works at the local pet boutique and salon.
8) Once, at a bar: a man shot Buffalo Bill in the back, whadda bastid!
9) By noon I'm usually: napping
10) Last night I: spent several hours curled up with the AF who was reading
11) If I had only: one toy, I would want it to be big white teddy bear. Great for chewing, cuddling, and tug o' war.
12) Next time I go to church: I will not poop in the grass by the entry way, the people get so excited over the silliest things.
13) What worries me most: is the vaccum. It hasn't done anything yet, but I swear it is so sinister!
14) When I turn my head right, I see: the breakfast room, with two children writing and drawing storybooks.
15) When I turn my head left, I see: the family room and the bird feeders out the window.
16) You know I'm lying when: I am stretched out on my side on the floor, that is my favorite place to be lying down.
17) You know what I miss most about the eighties: Um, hello?? One and half, I am ONE and a HALF!!
18) If I was a character written by Shakespeare, I'd be: Ariel (The Tempest) Which is who I am named for
19) By this time, next year: I will know if I am moving.
20) A better name for me would be: Princess Of Quite A Lot
21) I have a hard time understanding: why everyone doesn't do exactly what I want.
22) If I ever go back to school I'll: learn to do water trials, yeah, how do you like me now!!
23) You know I like you if: I try to sit my 40 pound ass in your lap.
24) If I won an award, the first person I'd thank would be: The academy
25) Darwin, Mozart, Slim Pickens & Geraldine Ferarro are: passe'
26) Take my advice, never: run into an electric fence, that sucks!
27) My ideal breakfast is: chicken wing, or turkey neck, mmmmmm
28) A song I love, but do not have is: Who Let the Dogs Out
29) If you visit my hometown, I suggest: you have your people call my people, we'll get together, we'll do lunch of something, later darling, mwah.
30) Why won't anyone: give me some Nutella!!
31) If you spend the night at my house, DO: expect to pay alot of attention to me, and have a made to order breakfast courtesy of the AM.
32) I'd stop my wedding for: ummmmmmS
33) The world could do without: Bob Barker
34) I'd rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: the belly of a banana slug.
35) My favorite blonde is: the AF's nephew, man is HE a messy eater.
36) Paperclips are more useful than: cats
37) San Diego means: nothing, not in my realm of experience and therefore it is irrelevant.
38) And by the way: our toilet water flushes in the same direction that the earth rotates about the sun.
It's kinda fun, if you haven' should try this!

Stuff Portraits

Today, Kristine over at suggested we show off :

1.) A tacky vacation photo OK, I have a confession to make. I live with non-picture-taking people. They intend to take pictures, they like to take pictures, they even bring cameras with them when we go places. When we return they look at each other and say, "Darn it, we forgot to take any pictures!!" So I present for your viewing pleasure a picture in Venice. The AF is the guy in the middle of the bridge you can's really see.

2.) Something one of the kids made. This is something the elder kid made when he was seven. While reading a book about whales the lil artiste was inspired. He traced and painted these by himself, the only assistance was to cut the poster board as he couldn't quite manage that solo. He had seen a mobile over a baby's crib and wanted to make one himself.

3.) My brushes

I'm a playah, are you playah?
Let us know, we'll come gawk at your stuff!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Born to be wild!! HNT

I feel the need for speed, for the wind in my hair and the open road. Unfortunately, every time they go out on the motorcycles they leave me at home. There is conversation regarding a sidecar, which would mean I could come along, instead of just getting to sit with them for a few minutes on the bike in the drive way before they abandon me. This is the alpha female and me on the Harley....oh what I wouldn't give for opposable thumbs.
Happy Half Nekkid Thursday!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

For your consideration...

I offer the follow.
This is a book the AF found in the local bookshop and loved. The graphic is from Amazon where you can search inside and also order.
Uncle Boris in the Yukon by Daniel Pinkwater
A series of delightful anecdotes that introduce a curious cast of canines, including a couple of wolves, a Labrador retriever, a few more malamutes. . . .A "mordantly funny and smartly entertaining mix of memoir and fancy" (Booklist), Uncle Boris in the Yukon shows us a world where, though Pinkwater is top dog, it's the four-legged companions who steal the show.

DANIEL PINKWATER is regarded by critics, educators, psychologists, and law enforcement agencies as the world's most influential writer of books for children and young adults, and has also written several books for adults. Since 1987, he has been a regular commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. He lives in Hyde Park, New York.
Here is an interview with the author.
Q: We've read about the Malamute Kid in Jack London's book, but in Uncle Boris's "Alyska" experience, you introduce us to the Kootenai Yid (aka Jacob Grossberg)—that's a new one. So, tell us, is the Kootenai Yid, or at least Jacob Grossberg, a real person?
A: What, or who, is a real person? This question has occupied the thoughts of philosophers, authors, and loonies down through the centuries. I could say that the Kootenai Yid was entirely fictitious, but then some descendent of his would surely complain. (This sort of thing happens all the time). I could say that he really existed, and nobody would be the wiser, if he did or if he didn't. So, the Kootenai Yid, Jacob Grossberg, was a real person, who later lived in "San Fransiskie," and was a familiar figure in the streets during the "Summer of Love" in 1967.
Q: At one point in this enchanting shaggy dog storybook, you visit a kennel where you meet a pet wolf, Matilda, who expresses some interest in your camera bag. "What's this, a bag? I like bags. It's my bag now. I can have it if I want, because I'm a wolf." Do you think this comment and the ones that follow truly reflect the thoughts in Matilda's mind? Are wolves like Matilda elitist animals—alpha all the way despite that "winsome" expression?
A: I, personally, in the flesh, have only, "interacted," as we say, with two wolves. One was the prototype for Matilda, and the other a captive wolf living with naturalists, whose story was much the same as Matilda's. Both animals, and all the others I have heard about who had occasion to deal with humans, were perfectly obnoxious in their never-ending "calling to attention" their status as wolves and wild animals. Wolves are more hierarchical than elitist—but it's perfectly clear to them that the worst wolf outranks the best human. Take off all your clothes and look in the mirror. Then look at a wolf. You'll find that you agree.
Q: In the news recently was a story about a new animal communication tool that is being used to translate the meaning of a dog's barking, snuffling, whining, or howling. Compared to human research into whale and dolphin communication, the efforts and progress to understand "our best friends" seems to lag behind. Why, after all these years of domestication have we not yet learned the language of our favorite pets?
A: I don't like to venture an opinion as to why humans are, for the most part, too stupid to figure out what dogs are saying to them with every fiber of their being. I will say that my dogs appear to understand every word I say.
Q: There is often some truth in humor—but not always. How much, if any, is true of your humorous references to a defective family life? And, if any of it is true, does it still affect you or just serve as a great source of creative inspiration?
A: Defective? I don't know what you mean. You think my family is defective? Are you deliberately trying to insult me? I have a nephew who can mess you up. You want me to call him? As soon as he gets out of juvenile hall, he will fix your clock for you.
Q: We sometimes judge other people's general capabilities based on a pet's public or private behavior. The dog training stories in Uncle Boris in the Yukon are joys to read and clearly emphasize that the individuality of an animal can really skew a stereotypical statistic. What do you have to say to those who have difficulties with their pet's thieving, screaming, or other bad behavior?
A: It's very simple, and everyone knows it. If you have an ill-behaved pet, you are a bad person. Why do you ask?
Q: Despite your years of artistic training, Jill is the one who created the cover art for Uncle Boris in the Yukon. What is Jill's background in the arts and how did she usurp your position on the cover?
A: Jill attended an exclusive girls' college known for its encouragement of artistic expression. Not only did she do the cover and interior illustrations for Uncle Boris in the Yukon, she has illustrated at least 20 children's books written by me in the past six years. The reason? Take off all your clothes and look in the mirror. Then look at books I have illustrated. Then look at the books Jill has illustrated. You'll see instantly that she is a much, much better artist than I am. (The taking off your clothes and looking in the mirror has nothing to do with our comparative artistic skills—it was just to give me another laugh). I would like to add that since Jill took over the illustrating, sales of our books has quintupled.
Q: What's next on the agenda for you and Jill?
A: Jill and I look forward to taking her car in for service, and also to making appointments for tooth cleaning. We are also working on some books.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

A little info from the dog of my dreams.

My darling posted a response to my list of twenty things about me and told me twenty things about himself.
I just wanted to make sure you all got a chance to see them for yourself.
Isn't he fabulous?

From Your Golden Boy

1)I am almost three
2) Tug-o-war is fun, I can drag the little one all over the place but, I am a retriever after all...wheres the ball!
4)Furniture over the floor, definitely
5)I shed...but I look good doing it
6)I supplement too, with anything that falls to the floor
7)I tip the scales at about 110 lbs and am 28 inches at the shoulder
8) I am tall enough to rest my head on the kitchen table
9) I love meeting new people and dogs too!
10) Favorite seats..Living Room couch and the AM & AFs bed
11)Leashes..we don't need no steenking leashes!
12) WaterWaterWater
13)I enjoy trying to go between small children's legs to knock them over and wrestle
14)I welcome people by doing the "Golden Lean" or, the flop on your back and wait till they scratch your belly
15) I can get the kidlets to feed me a whole box of dog treats
16) When I do, i get the runs, but its worth it!
17) I once ate 4 raw chicken breasts off the counter
18) My people were less than pleased
19)I try to get onto the AM's side of the bed...before he does...
20) I have taken to waking the AM and AF by resting my head on the bed and sneezing in their face

How is your eye/hand/mouse coordination?

Here, from our good friends at Coors Light (yeah, the beer may suck, but the game is fun) is a little test of your reflexes.

And come back and tell us how you did.
Don't give too many details though, we want it to be a fair test!

Monday, October 17, 2005

And now back to our regularly scheduled dog blog.

Here are my children learning new and interesting things.
The children are, of course, incredibly clever and hard working, they always pick up after themselves and never forget to brush their teeth...

While they did their maths and language arts I did a little exercise myself, words to describe my beloved golden.

athletic, amusing
blithe, boisterous
comfortable, clumsy
decent, darling
energetic, eloquent
fun, friendly
goofy, good natured
helpful, humorous
impulsive, intelligent
jocose, juvenile
kind, keen
likeable, lively
mannerly, mature
nonchalant, naughty
obedient, observant
playful, provocative
quick, quality
ravishing, remarkable
sweet, sanguine
tasty, temerarious
understanding, unusual
vibrant, voracious
warm, wonderful
I left off X,Y, and Z

Oaty contemplating cats in conversation. Posted by Picasa

It's Monday?

Dear Gawd, it is. It's Monday again and Oaty is already harrassing me to post her Meow Monday guest commentary. Let me just preface her remarks with a couple definitions from the Devil's Dictionary.
CAT, n.
A soft, indestructible automaton provided by nature to be kicked when things go wrong in the domestic circle.
DOG, n.
A kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship. (...)The Dog is a survivor -- an anachronism. He toils not, neither does he spin, yet Solomon in all his glory never lay upon a door-mat all day ...while his master worked for the means wherewith to purchase the idle wag of the Solomonic tail, seasoned with a look of tolerant recognition.
Enough said.
And without further ado... here's Oaty to discuss cats in conversation.


Ariella, I will get to you later, but I have something else to say right now.
Ya know, I saw some east coast bloggers talking about it "raining cats and dogs" and that got me thinking. I'm not too happy about all these cat reference in humanoid conversations.
Take that example, "raining cats and dogs" it does NOT ever rain cats...we are not dumb enough to fall out of the sky (dogs maybe but never cats).
And how about the cat's pajama's? Sheesh, I wouldn't be caught dead in pajamas. so what's that all about?
What about "cat got your tongue?" I would never stoop so low as to touch a human tongue, those things are filthy! Blech!!!!
Now we come to, "who let the cat out of the bag?" No way no how im going to get in any bag in the first place! Thats just plain ridiculous.
And being catty? hmpfhfhfhfffh I guess if you tell the unvarnished truth you are being cat-like. Why isn't that a complement?
There are other examples, and I don't appreciate any of them. So knock it off.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Weirsdo tagged me, here are my 20 facts

Weirsdo of tagged me to do twenty facts about myself.
Thanks for the tag, Weirsdo!

1. I am one and a half years old, that makes me a canine adolescent.
2. I love to play tug o' war but I tend to think retrieving balls is pointless, my people just throw them away again.
3. I, like a couple other members of this family, have no concept of time.
4. I prefer lying on funiture to lying on the floor.
5. I have hair not fur, so I don't shed like many breeds.
6. I take an herbal supplement daily, there is no substitute for good health.
7. I weigh 40.8 pounds and am 20.4 inches tall at the shoulders.
8. I am tall enough to snitch things off the kitchen counter.
9. I love meeting new people and dogs.
10. My two favorite seats in the house are the computer chair and the window sill
11. I like the stores that welcome pets, unfortunately they do require leashes.
12. I love going to the state park, especially the local one where I can swim.
13. I enjoy pulling hair, especially pony tails.
14. When I welcome my people home I have a tendency to "mouth" them.
15. They call it "biting", and discourage it.
16. My favorite way to wake up the kids is to stick my cold, wet nose right in their ears, it is singularly effective.
17. I have recently begun sleeping on the alpha female's feet, she is less enthused about this honor than one might reasonably expect.
18. I can make it to the neighbor's backyard in less than one minute when left unattended.
19. I hate the vacuum and my kennel.
20. I am feeling much better today and am very thankful for all your well wishes. I think it was just a reaction to my vaccinations.
If you haven't done one of these yet...consider yourself tagged!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

I don't feel so good.

Today, I have been unwell. After spewing my breakfast discreetly in a corner
I spent the rest of the day doing some of this.

And a little of this.

And then some of this.

Hope I feel better tomorrow.

OMG!! OMG!!! OMG!!!!

I am reposting this so it is easier to see, and admire. Is he not gorgeous? Look at those eyes, that tawny hair. You can tell he is smart and sensitive and he is sooooooo sexy!

Friday, October 14, 2005

I Have Been Tagged

by Limey with a Meme. Thanks!!
Please bear in mind these things are skewed with a human bias, but I shall do the best I can.

When you look at yourself in the mirror, what's the first thing you look at?
People have a tendency to mount mirrors a little high for me, so I can usually only see the top of my top.
2. How much money do you have on you?
No cash on me at the moment, but I do have a lovely collar.
3. What's the first word that comes to mind that rhymes with "TEST?"
4. Favorite plant?
grass, fabulous for both urinating know.
5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone
Well, here we run into that bias problem. The only cell phone of the family belongs to the alpha female, her fourth missed call was from her dog hating friend who comes over here and gets all pissy if I try to sit by him or sniff him. I always end up locked in the bedroom, what a bastid!
6. What is your main ring tone on your phone?
The alpha female has some ringtone called "On the Island"
7. What shirt are you wearing?
There is that bias thing shirt
8. Do you "label" yourself?
Yes, I am a Portuguese Water Dog, and proud of it, dammit!
9. The brand of shoes you're currently wearing?
Yeah, I think we have covered this. No one wears shoes in the house around here anyway.
10. Bright or Dark Room?
mood specific, pretty dark at the moment.
11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?
She is fabulous!! She thinks I am a funny and clever dog, what could be better?
12. Ever "spilled the beans?"
13. What were you doing at midnight last night?
14. What did your last text message you received on your cell phone say?
Referring to the alpha female's phone again, SOMEONE thought it would be clever to sign her up for a horoscope of the day so she has been getting one of those EVERY SINGLE DAY for a couple months
15. Do you ever click on "Pop Ups?"
Not usually
16. What's a saying that you say a lot?
Is it just me, or does the wording of some of these questions grate you a bit?
How about "What phrase do you use alot?" "What saying do you use frequently?"
17. Who told you they loved you last?
The alpha male, he baby-talked to me too, sigh, eye roll. He means well though.
18. Last person you hooked up with?
Are you suggesting I would engage in humanality??? That is disgusting!! Oh GROSS!
19. Last furry thing you touched?
Um, I had some personal hygeine matters to attend to, do we really need to get into it?
20. How many drugs have you done in the past 3 days?
Cranberry extract to make sure I don't get urinary tract infections
21. How many rolls of film do you need to get developed?
The digi cam takes care of this issue, thank goodness!
22. Favorite age you have been so far?
Being one is really working for me
23. Your worst enemy?
Those damn deer who won't stay OUT of my yard!
24. What is your current desktop picture?
fall leaves
25. What was the last thing you said to someone?
ggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr (The alpha female was ignoring me when I wanted some affection)
26. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to change a major regret?
No regrets, and I don't need the money, guess I could give the money to the family.
27. Are you in love with someone?
My hero, my prince, the light of my life, the love of my heart, the golden retriever of my dream....oh yes, I am in love!

Aaaahhh, the weekend!

Doesn't it feel good to have some time off, a break from the relentless grind of the work week? I know I'm exhausted from the non-stop eating, playing, sleeping, and blogging.

Here I am lounging in the family room with the alpha male. He is chatting on the phone while I catch up on some much needed rest.

Here the children are taking a break from school work to devote some time to relaxing and engaging in an indepth conversation regarding the artistic sensibilities represented in the coloring book their grandmother just sent to them.

Here I am in one of my favorites seats in the house. For some reason as soon as I hop up here the alpha female starts snapping pics, it is SO annoying. It was quite gratifying to see everyone enjoyed my posts on Thursday and Friday. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!