Wednesday, February 21, 2007

More Friends - Bailey

To tell the truth, I didn’t know there were so many different kinds of us around. For example, I had never even heard of a Schipperke until my friend Bailey came along.

She is 7&1/2 and her humans sometimes call her Sparkles.

There are only a few Schipperkes in Northern Ohio. Wow! There are a lot of us Labs, that's for sure.

Bailey is so interesting that she is the featured pet this week at So see more of Bailey here.

Wasn't that snow a blast!

Hi everybody. Sorry I haven’t posted anything for awhile. But there was all this snow out there and it was just too much fun playing in the snow.

Now that’s it’s starting to melt some, I will write some more.

I had a great time at the Dog Park with Buddy, Spike and some other dogs the other day. That's me and Buddy saying hello in the photo. I put some more photos up here.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Westminster Show

My people and I like to watch the dog shows and the Westminster Kennel Dog Show is coming up this week. It’s lots of fun but I heard that some humans actually place bets on the results!

They bet on breed, group, sex and age of the winner. For example, a male dog is the big favorite to win.

Last year's best-in-show winner was a male Bull Terrier. A winner this year from the same breed would pay out at 30/1 odds. That’s a lot of biscuits!

The Fox Terrier (wire) is this year’s favorite at 12/1 odds. The Scottish Terrier is also a strong favorite at 15/1 odds. Listed as long shots are breeds such as the saluki, chow chow, rottweiler and shih tzu, all of which are currently listed at 100/1 odds.

What about the Labs? Come on Las Vegas, give us a chance. I guess we really are the underdog.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Dusty - another new friend

My friend Bonnie sure has a lot of friends. She introduced me to Nicholas and Leo and here is a picture of another friend of hers named Dusty.

Dusty is a Husky/Coyote mix and lives with Bonnie until she goes to school.

Be sure to read Bonnie's comment (below) about acting like the "annoying little sister". ;-)

AKC Show

Did anyone else watch the Dog Show last night? My family had it on and I watched along with them. It's fun seeing all the different breeds. Some looked very familiar. But some I've never seen before - like the Komondor - doesn't that hair get in the way?

My people made a few snide comments about me being lazy - when the dogs on TV were doing something special. I just rolled over, gnawing on my bone and ignored them. Except I had the boy scratch me behind the ears for awhile as we watched.

Even More New Friends!


What Fun!

I got comments from a dog named Leo. Leo is a working Leader Dog.

Leo was honored as a Hero Dog by the Northeast Ohio German Shepherd Club and they gave him the award that he is wearing in this picture. Be sure to read all his comments (below).

Can't wait to meet you Leo - keep up the great work


Friday, February 2, 2007

It's a small world!

Gee, this Internet thing is great. I am hearing from all kinds of dogs – and from all over. We just got a message from Nicholas who is attending formal Guide Dog training at Leader Dogs for the Blind all the way in Michigan!

As her comment says, she used to live with Bonnie’s Mom.

I don’t know where Michigan is but it sounds far. Maybe my boy will walk me there someday so I can meet Nicholas.