Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year Advice from Kittens?

Now I've seen everything. It's bad enough that we have to look at all those pictures of kittens pretending to be cute but than they have the nerve to offer us advice for the new year?

See the kittens pictures and advice (if you can stomach it)

What do kittens and cats know about anything?

Why I should write out my own advice for the new year - something really useful. Not just stupid cat advice.

But I still have some of my rawhide Christmas bone to chew on and I think I saw a squirrel in the backyard and... what was I going to do?

Oh yeah - Happy New Year!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Shiba Inu Puppies

I had never heard of this breed before but the puppies sure are cute.
The six Shiba Inu pups (3 boys and 3 girls) turned 5 weeks old on November 11th. This is the first litter from their mom, Kika.


- Autumn (Purple collar) - 3 lbs 5.8 oz (as of Nov 11th)
- Ayumi (Yellow collar) - 3 lbs 3.4 oz (as of Nov 11th)
- Amaya (Red collar) - 3 lbs 6.6 oz (as of Nov 11th)


- Aki (Green collar) - 4 lbs 0.4 oz (as of Nov 11th)
- Akoni (Black collar) - 3 lbs 12.6 oz (as of Nov 11th)
- Ando (Blue collar) - 4 lbs 1.2 oz (as of Nov 11th)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Counting the Days

It's been rough (ruff?) since the surgery. Even though I feel fine a lot of the time, I'm not allowed to run or jump or even sleep on my boy's bed with him like before.

It itches where they shaved my fur and sometimes I have days where I only use 3 legs because the healing process hurts.

And to add insult to injury, I got stung by a bee in my shaved area - right in my own house!

But enough complaining. I had my 4 week checkup and the vet said I am coming along good. In fact I can now go for some short walks and increase their length as I get better.

Yes, it's hot and I want to be in the pool or at the dog park or even just running in the backyard but I heard my people say that I have 3 more weeks to go till I go back to the vet and hopefully he gives me an all clear.

I can't wait.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

I got shaved!

As you can see from this picture, I've had a rough time lately. I think I first hurt my back leg back when the snow was high and I was jumping and running in it.

My people took me to the vet and they said to try some anti-inflamatory drugs and to rest it. That didn't work out too well so they took some x-rays.

Nothing was broken but they spotted a tear in my leg and sent me to a special dog orthopedic vet.

They checked me out and said I needed surgery. Yikes!

They shaved my fur, gave me a shot and when I woke up I was very sore.

For the next 2 months I am not allowed to go for walks or play or jump. I am only allowed outside to do my business.

I can't even jump up on my boy's bed to sleep at night! It's terrible.

I might have more time to write in this blog now - and will try and send some pictures too.

I can't wait until July when I am healed and can run and jump and play again. I already miss my dog and human friends.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Good thing I have 4 legs

I haven't had the best spring so far. Back when the snow was high, I somehow hurt my right rear leg playing in the snow piles. It was so much fun that I didn't really pay attention to it.

For the last few weeks I have been sore in that leg. My people took me to the vet a few times and they said it doesn't look like I need surgery (as of now at least) but that I have to rest it for a few weeks!

They are even supposed to cut back on my food so that I will have less energy and so I won't gain weight while I am just laying around. That's terrible!

To tell you the truth, I've been pretty tired since it happened anyway. I think my body is telling me to take it easy for awhile. The pills that the vet gave my people to give me are probably adding to my lethargy.

I get along fine. I usually just walk with my one leg in the air - but that freaks my people out. Of course they only have 2 legs to start with.

I can't wait till this is better so I can get back and see my pals, and make new friends, at the dog park. I bet there are some great mud puddles that are just waiting for me.

Like cats and dogs?

I will never understand how a dog can live in the same house with a cat. Cat's are so sneaky that they must be terrible to live with.

Yet you hear about it all the time.

I just read about Sandy Lesko, the former Channel 8 weekend news anchor and it says that she has a dog and 3!!! cats.

There are pictures here so it must be true.

That poor pooch!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I Love a Parade

I think that I would love a parade. All the excitement and all the new smells. But I've never been to one.

But these pictures of Irish Wolfhounds and other dogs (and some horses!) at the St. Patrick's Day Parade sure look like fun.

Maybe next year.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Snowy Photo

I thought I saw the boy pointing his camera at me. Sheesh - sometimes he's worse than TMZ!

But I have to admit, it's a pretty good picture.

Monday, March 10, 2008

I love the snow!

This last weekend has been a blast. We had about 20" of snow and it was so much fun playing in it.

The only problem was I had to find places where I coudl do my business. The usual spots were too high - covered with snow. I even ended up going in the street once when I was taking my boy for a walk.

Poor Finn, the Silky Terrier next door, is only a few inches tall so he could not play in the snow. Even I had to jump from spot to spot in the snow because it was so high. What fun!

I saw my boy taking some pictures of me in the snow so you might see some here.

I hope it keeps on snowing and styas this way forever!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Beagle is best of show?

Don't get me wrong. I like beagles. Some of my best friends are beagles. But I was surprised that a beagle named Uno won the best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club this week.

I am glad because he, like us labs, is seen by some as more 'common' than some of the fancy breeds (over 169 breeds at the show) that often win these shows.

I also liked that Uno barked (a lot!) and jumped around with excitement when he won.

They said that while the beagle is consistently listed as one of the most popular breeds (thanks Snoopy!) this is the first beagle to win the big prize.

No beagle had even won the Hound Group since 1939!

Congratulations Uno and let's hope a (black) lab wins next year!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hi Hogan. My name is Dawby - my owners are big Harry Potter fans! I'm a bunch of different kinds of dogs but I'm not too big. I think that's another reason they named me Dawby - I have big ears and I'm only about 40 pounds.

I don't get out too much right now cuz it's just too cold. I hate the cold and snow. I can't wait for summer. I saw your video in the pool, so I know you love summer too. But I also saw you playing in the snow so maybe you just like everything.

Not me - my owners say I am a very particular, picky dog. I just know what I like. Like food - I love too eat! I'm not always happy with the stuff they give me though. I can smell really good things coming off the table, but that's not what I get!

But I love my owners. I was something called a rescue dog - I think that means that if they didn't bring me home when they did I might have been killed!!!!

I think I'll go cuddle up to my owner right now. Talk to you later,

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hi Hogan, it's Bear

We met at the dog park and I've been reading your blog.

I would like to chat with you about the dog park, our humans and even squirrels.

Talk to you soon