Thursday, May 31, 2007

My new cameras

So I mentioned a while back that I needed to get a new camera. My old one was a Kodak EasyShare. It's completely idiot proof and being that I'm a techno-idiot, I love it. But it's pretty basic, has no zoom, no sound on videos, amazingly slow shutter speed.

I failed to mention that I had already bought a new camera but had yet to use it. It's actually a really nice one, a Canon PowerShot S2 IS.

But it's SO out of my league! It has so many bells & whistles that I have no idea what to do with and I'm so inimidated by the stupid thing, I haven't used it at all!! And it's huge!

Sooooo, I went out & bought an Canon Elph, which is so much more user friendly. And little.

My plan was to sell the Big Powershot on Ebay, but then I started playing around with it this weekend & it's actually not as bad as I thought. The pictures are great and maybe I'll take a photography class or something.

So now I have my fun little camera & my big obnoxious camera.

I was playing around with the b.o. camera this weekend...taking pictures of the dogs on the front deck...fiddling with the zoom & the various settings. The pictures turned out OK.

And I shot some video. Here's what I learned in doing that:
1. You can take a picture while filming video!
2. Pressing the shutter button does not stop the video from shooting.
3. I sound like an elephant when I walk up stairs.
4. I always sound ridiculious when talking to my dogs...not just when I think I'm making a movie.
5. Sherman pooped in the yard (he very rarely does that!).
6. I talk to myself.

Anything I missed?

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Yard work!

What the heck is this giant hole in my yard????

Scott is digging out an unused portion of our hillside & extending the patio. This has created the ultimate doggie playground. He's taking all of the dirt he's removing& leveling out parts of the yard.

There are portions of the yard the Dogs are allowed to dig & portions they are not. You will hear me yelling "GET out of there!" and they know they've been busted.

Pardon the screen in this video. Lola thinks she in trouble and she tries to divert my attention from the digging by biting Penny. You can really see what an ornery little thing she is. Poor Penny has to put up with that on a daily basis.

What? I wasn't digging in nuthin'!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

All about US!

We've been tagged by Wally , Scubee & (Penny's future sister-in-law), Lady Kaos to post 8 random/interesting things about ourselves. As there are 4 of us, we each get to divulge 2 things. I'll let the Dogs speak for themselves.


1. ~sigh~ Like Wally, I was once on diet dog food. Once & for all people...I am BIG BONED! That food made my pee turn to blood so I had to change. I like my new food better anyway.

2. Mom & Dad thought I was a year old when they adopted me. HA!! Gotcha! I was closer to 5 or 6. Do I know how to market myself or what???

Yep...I'm THAT GOOD!


3. My official job is to wake up Scotty on the weekends. I wait all morning because he's lazy & likes to sleep late. But then Mom decides he been sleeping long enough & sends me upstairs to wake him. I jump right on top of him & love to step on these special Jewels he keeps saying he should keep in a Cup when he sleeps. Then I snort in his face & nibble his nose. He pretends like he hates it.

4. When I was littler, I got attacked at the dog park & all of the skin on my left side was ripped right from my body! That's why I have a scar on my side & had to give up my modeling career.

And I could have been a star...


5. I love to stare at myself in the mirror and will sometimes growl & bark at my gorgeous reflection. Sometimes when I'm playing with my ball, I will catch sight of me and stop so I can admire myself. It makes my nubbin' wiggle really hard.

6. I LOVE to snuggle. I have to be touching Mom, Dad or Penny at all times when we lay around & relax. When I watch TV with Mom at night, I have to lay as close as I can. Sometimes even right on top of her.

Penny is my favorite to snuggle with.


7. I'm a reformed cat person. I still love cats. Sherman was supposed to be a cat. Funny how fate works.

8. I'm allergic to dogs. Actually dog saliva. None of the Dogs (or anyone else's dogs) can kiss me anywhere on my face, neck, hands or arms or I break out in horrible hives.

It looks like pretty much everyone else has been tagged for this game. But if you've somehow been overlooked...Tag Yourself!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Happy Memorial Day!

We know we've been tagged, but it's been kind of a crazy weekend. We're working on it!

In the meantime, we wanted to wish everyone in the States a very Happy Memorial Day!

Take a moment today to give thanks to the soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Their valor and sacrifice made possible our freedoms, our values, our very existence. ~A. Lincoln

Friday, May 25, 2007

Frosty Paws!!

We've been having a beautiful, albeit hot, May. The temps have been in the 80s & I LOVE IT! I decided it was time to whip up the first Frosty Paws of the year.

I keep it simple...yogurt & PB. That's it. Yeah, I know...FF yogurt & PB is like getting a Diet Coke with a Big Mac. But they eat yogurt with their food & Sherman needs all the help he can get.

I nuke the Peanut Butter first so it mixes easier. I know, it looks like baby poop.

Stir in the yogurt, spoon into containers & freeze!

Voila!!! Healthy Frosty Paws!

When she gets toward the bottom, Lola just shoves her whole head in there!

Sherman says Yum-O!

And even the picky princess gives her lick of approval!

Wishing all of our friends in the States a happy, healthy & safe Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Michael Vick is an A$$hole!

And so is Clinton Portis. This whole thing makes me want to puke. Or cry uncontrollably.

I am ashamed to say that I'm wishing very, very bad things on these jagoffs. But...should the Steel Curtain grant my wish, I can't say I will feel one shred of sympathy.

Enough said.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Goofy Google Searches

Recent Goofy Google Searches that brought people to our Blog:

1. Peanut butter and cheese for boxer dogs

Yes please.

2. Pic of mating dogs tied together

(and no, I'm not making this up.)

3. Are Boxers cute dogs when no longer pups?
You tell me.

(thanks to Ruby's Mom for hooking me up with Picnik).

4. Boxer furminator

Furminators are for Shermanators!!

5. Boxers running with bicycles

I'm going to assume they mean for exercise...but Lola & I hit the open road on our bike last summer.

Thanks to all who voted for Penny's new collar. I couldn't decide on just one, so I'm getting You Look Fabulous & Vintage Mod BOHO! The Mod one will look good on Lola if it doesn't show up on Penny. And I'm getting Lola the Pink Polka-dotted one.

Sherman says he's WAY too masculine for any of those collars. He's gonna stick to being a Wolf (or a Turtle).

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Th Ao4 had a little discussion last week about their collars. Coincidentally, I've been in the market for some new collars for the Dogs.

All of my Dogs wear martingale style collars because I've seen one too many dogs slip right out of a flat collar. This makes it impossible, yet can't choke them. And I really like Lupine collars because they really hold up. Penny's collar is 3 years old & looks brand new. But, they are really stiff & it's a giant PITA getting Lola out of her collar every morning now that she's being crated again.

This is Sherman's current collection of collars: The Wolf collar is the most fitting as Sherman is really a Wolf. He has a turtle one for summer when Sherman is slow as a turtle, a black gold collar he wears during football season & a very manly silver collar that just looks good with black fur.

It's almost summer...that means it's Turtle Time!!

Lola's collars are a bit more feminine...she usually sports pastels or purple. The one on the right with the little daisies on it is my favorite but it's trashed.

Right now she's wearing Ruby Cube (sounds like Ruby Blue!)

And poor Penny, I love her in red but all the collars she has are so masculine. I'm in the process of trying to fem her up a bit.

Cool print, but she looks like a boy.

I found a great site that makes really cool collars, Retro Pet and am going to order Lola & Penny new ones soon. Anyone wanna help me out & throw out a vote for a fem collar for Penny? I'm thinking You Look Fabulous , Vintage Mod BOHO, or Groovy Baby.

Any other online stores I should check out???

Monday, May 21, 2007

What celebrity do YOU look like????

There are about 14 different Tags going on right now! Our little pal, Ruby, just tagged Lola (and S & P had to join in too!) ...What celebrity do you look like?

Well for Lola, that's obvious. Paris Hilton!!! Not only looks, but in Diva personality!

Penny bears a striking resemblance to Princess Leia, don't ya think?

And Sherman...well, we don't call him The Bus for nothin!

We're gonna tag our new buddy Orson, our old buddy Pappy & our Boxer buddy Bella. Who do you look like????

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Splish, Splash...Oh Shucks!

As usual for most Saturdays...yesterday, Lola headed for Camp Bow Wow bright & early.

"We're going to Camp Bowwwww Wowwwww!"

And I asked them to give her a B.A.T.H. before I picked her up. It's been a while. When I entered the lobby to gather her, I could hear her whiny screams of protest. She's such a baby!

But she was so sparkly clean when she emerged, she wanted to drive home.

Hmmmm...probably better if I took the wheel b/c less than a minute later, she's asleep (as usual). But she was sparkly white & bootiful!!

Sherman & Penny hadn't been bathed in almost a year. One of the many benefits of good nutrition. I was talking with a non-dog friend this past week (yes, we actually have them!) and she made the comment that neither our house, nor our Dogs, smell like ...dogs. I credit that to their diet.

But they do need a bath at least once a year...well, not according to Sherman!!

"You've got to be kidding me with this!"

"Don't you dare show this to Dot!!!!! This is humiliating."

"Get these SUDS off of ME!!!!"

"This SUCKS!"

It's almost worth the bath to dry off!! Joey...he's not as noisy as you, but he finds it just as enjoyable!

And what a better way to dry off after a bath...chewing a Bully in the sun!

And Princess Penny Wiggles didn't believe it was real.

"OK, blah, blah, blah..I'm a good girl. Get me outta here!"


"This is NOT...a good look for me!"

But she tries to do her best Joe impression!

My poor took 2 hours to dry off!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Gardening - Ick!

I got all of the plants in the ground last weekend & the perennials we have planted are filling out. The backyard is actually taking shape.

This tub was here when we moved in and in mid summer, the impatiens are full & lush.

If I can keep Lola from digging all the plants out like she did last year.

And how am I rewarded for the all of my hard work????

With a wicked case of poison ivy!!! (That would be my arm, BTW).

And the dogs want eveypup to know that they helped too. They worked on improving the holes they started last summer.

Actually, Sherman just hung out & supervised.