Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I'm TWOoooooooo!!!!

Yipeeee! I'm TWOoooooo!

Today is my 2nd Barkday and I am very excited to be a big girl. I got a super special barkday card from Asta the Fantastica! Thank you for the special wishes, my Foxy little Diva pal!



Asta was the puparazzi at our big pawty in Salem over the weekend. She even managed to get a group shot!

Tonight I get to go to the park, open my present from The Brat Pack & eat a special barkday dinner. I could really get used to this!
Oh & BTW, Mom made me turn the Pumpkin back into a Sherman. I guess since Al left, it's OK to have him back!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

It's a Bird....It's a Plane

It's SUPER SPROUT!!!!

Look out Salem, here I come!!

Itchies or no Itchies! Mr. Al Urgeee is not gonna keep me from my peeps in Salem!


I suppose I won't be needing Aire Ruby, after all.




Pawty On!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

I am NOT a happy Diva!

This is supposed to be MY special weekend! MY Barkday is next week and my super special Pittsburgh friends, Scruffy & Lacie, planned this great Pawty for all the DWBers who have Halloween Barkdays. Amber & Koobus & Lorenza & Dewey & Precious & ME..we're all 'sposed to celebrate our Barkdays in Salem. At OUR Pawty. With all of our friends.

And I didn't invite Sherman. He cramps my style. He's old & grouchy & a total buzz kill. Penny & I don't call him the Fun Police for nuthin'

Well. I totally caught Sherman sending secret blog messages to his BFF Wally T. Corgador. Sherman told Wally to send that stupid guy, Mr. Al Urgee to Jackman Avenue and RUIN MY WEEKEND!!!


Yep. I'm guilty.


Now look at me!!!

Look at these super awful ITCHIES Al Urgee gave to me! I can't stand it! All I can do is scratch, scratch, scratch, scratch and scratch some more!! It's awful.

LOOK AWAY! I'M HIDEOUS!


Mom had to take me to the V.E.T today to make sure I don't have bugs. BUGS!! Divas don't get BUGS! They had to scrape off parts of my skin and take samples of my furs & look at them under a giant telescope.

The good news is...I haven't gained a pound. I'm still a petite 40.9 lbs. How much do you weigh Sherman??? Huh???? Betcha it's 10 times that, Chubs!

I digress. I don't have bugs. But, the V.E.T. told Mom that Al Urgee is gonna be here a while. We live in a super old house with an old furnace and I'm apparently very sensitive to old, crusty dust. Guess we'll just have to get rid of Sherman! She gave me some drugs to help the itchies and she suggested we get our Ducks cleaned.

Ducks??? WTF! Exactly where have Mom & Dad been hiding these Ducks?? Ducks are delicious! Penny & I will be happy to clean them...free of charge.

Don't think Sherman is gonna get away with this. Oh No. I know people. Wizards, actually.

Sherman, meet Joseph Stains...the Wizard of all Stains. Check out his giant wand.

I contacted Joe about my little "situation" with Sherman and he was happy to help. He's gonna give me a little lick at the pawty (don't worry boyz...just as friends).

He told me to whip up a little Witches Brew and put a couple of "Stain" drops in it. I'm to tell Sherman it's chicken broth.

Chubs didn't know the difference & before long...he was in a deep slumber.



And then....POOF!! Sherman turned into a Pumpkin!! Oh Thank You Master Wizard of Stains!



That will teach you Sherman! Don't mess with the Diva.

And just to make Sherman (ahem, I mean...Mr. Pumpkin Head) a little more miserable...I got my first ever Barkday Pressie from
The Brat Pack!!! Thank You, Happy Hounds!!!!!

I'm not allowed to open it until my Barkday. But Sherman is gonna be Pee Ohhhed!! Neener, neener, neener...Dot sent me a Pressie!

See Yinz guys tomorrow at the Pawty!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

One week to go!!

WOO WOOO!! It's almost pawty time!!




My barkday is in ONE WEEK! Then I will be a big girl at TWO YEARS OLD!! I started out like this:

And now I'm big, like this:


I hope to see all you pups at the Pawty this weekend!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Chew & Tell, by Penny

Yes, it is true. I am a princess.

Not in a bad way, but I'm very particular about what I eat. Mom has created a monster by making homemade treats for us and my favorite are her special liver brownies.

She's not always able to bake for us (because she's LAZY) so she's been on the hunt for a healthy treat that I will actually eat. Here are my favorites:

Stella & Chewies Carnivore Crunch (grain free), beef or chicken

(Chicken ingredients: Free-range chicken, chicken bone, chicken liver, chicken heart, organic kelp, organic flax seed, fortified with vitamins and minerals. Analysis: Min. Protein 42%, Min. Fat 36%, Max. Fiber 1.5%, Max. Moisture 6%.)

These are quiet yummy but a bit big for training. They're they size of a grape & good if your human doesn't really like stinky treats. I like both the beef & the chicken.





Plato Smart Dog Treats, Salmon Flavor



(Salmon Ingredients: Salmon (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols, citric acid and rosemary extract), Organic brown rice, Organic sea salt, Zinc proteinate, vitamin supplement, coated ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), glucosamine sulfate, carotene. Analysis: Crude Protein (Min) 38%, Crude Fat (Min) 15%, Crude Fiber (Max) 1%, Moisture (Max) 28%)



Oh my DoG...these are so delicious!! They are soft so you can break them up into small pieces and they are SUPER STINKY!!


I turned my nose up at the Chicken and the Duck Flavors...still a princess.

Zukes Z-Filets, Chicken or Beef

(Chicken Ingredients: Chicken Breast, Rice Flour, Maple Syrup, Garlic, Sea Salt, Mixed Tocopherols. Guaranteed Analysis: Min. Protein 30%, Min. Fat 5%, Max Fiber 3%, Max. Moisture 20% )

I love both the Beef & Chicken flavor of these treats. The treats are HUGE, but can be broken into small pieces easily.

Charlee Bear Natural Nutrition Snacks (grain free)

(Ingredients: Ground Chicken, Broccoli, Spinach, Carrots, Sweet Potato, Turkey Livers, Turkey Hearts, Fish Meal, Ground Almonds, Natural Smoke Flavor, Kelp. Analysis: Min. Protein 42%, Min. Fat 37%, Max. Fiber 4%, Max. Moisture 9%. )

Now these...these are my FAVORITE treats of all. They are ultra stinky and Sherman, Lola & I will push each other out of the way to get to Mom if we hear the bag. These win the award for "Penny's favorte treat in a bag!"

Mom bought all of these goodies at sitstay.com.

Now that my belly's full, I'm going to enjoy a Lazy Sunday.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Staff Sargent Sherman...reporting for duty

Last week, we got a new mission from the AO4. Sorry, I'm a little behind Dave...I've been doing quality control in the mess hall.

Dave made our orders very clear and I wanted to let him know that Staff Sargent Sherman is reporting for duty! I will tell you how I'm planning my strategy.

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Jackman Avenue is now secure.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Stuffie Removal...step by step

My gal pal Luckie Girl is a very skilled surgeon. She's performed countless opawrations on many stuffies and her recent work on Mr. Cow is a shining example of her talent. In addition to being a Diva, I too, am a stuffie surgeon. My primary skill is squeaker transplants. Extracted squeakers can be donated to many deserving stuffies that have a broken squeaker...or were born without a squeaker.


I start by inspecting my stuffie to determine the primary spot for extraction.


In this patient, Greenie Hedgehog, that would be his belly. I use my scalpel (aka, my teefers) to make a small incision along the abdominal cavity.


I then begin removing Greenie Hedgehog's guts, being very careful not to damage the squeaker.



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Once extracted, I massage the squeaker with my lips to ensure it is in good working order.





It was touch and go for a moment...Greenie Hedgehog's squeaker momentarily stopped squeaking!

But I performed SSR (Stuffie Squeaker Resuscitation) on it and it sprung back to life! Whew! That was a close one.


I know all of you DWBers out there have it in you to be skilled surgeons like Luckie & I. It just takes a lot of determination and practice, practice, practice. Your humans will have to provide you with many specimens to brush up on your skills. It ain't cheap putting us doggins through school (and they thought they were getting off easy!)

Now get to work!


Monday, October 15, 2007

We interupt our regularly scheduled blogging...

Even though I have 3 beautiful, healthy, perfect dogs (OK, perfect most days), I'm still in the habit of checking out local rescues & shelters websites...just to look. I was doing that today when I came across a dog that broke my heart.

This is Charlie. And his story is the kind that keeps me up at night.


Charlie was used as a stud dog for a Pennsylvania puppy mill. He was kept in a rabbit cage his whole life and was only taken out to breed with other females. When he stopped "producing", the bastard that owned him was kind enough to turn him into rescue. He said Charlie was "a good dog. He gave me lots of puppies". There is a special place in hell for people like him.

Right now, Charlie is a looking for a foster home and with lots of love and special care, he will hopefully have a year or two living in the lap of luxury.

This is just a gentle reminder to never support puppy mills or backyard breeders. The puppies may tug at your heartstrings, but they most likely have a Dad (and Mom) who has suffered for years...just like Charlie.

Oh, and yes, I've already told Scott we should foster him and yes, he's already said No.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

We're not neglected, just our blog!

It is finally cooled down around here and we are all SO excited. We're finally getting lots of great walkies and enjoying temps in the 60s. Unfortunately, that means Mom has been totally neglecting out blog.



Today was pretty much the perfect day. Penny & I went on a walk all over the neighborhood for an HOUR! I spread so much pee mail, I ran out at the end! Then Mom walked Lola for 45 minutes and we spent the rest of the morning hanging out in the yard.
Penny & Lola played with their big tomato...


And chased each other all over the yard.



I hung out and supervised. And for the record, I was not digging a new hole. Swear it.


Then we hung out on the deck & ate big giant marrow bones...not to many days left for us to snack alfresco, so we stayed out there as long as we could.


See how sunny it is here! And even better, it's only in the 60s. Ahhhhhh, I love Fall!
Penny was kind of bummed that the Steelers didn't play today so she & Lola took a nap in the afternoon.


I just hung out & chewed some more.

We'll be around to visit everyone tomorrow!

Monday, October 08, 2007

My Nicknames!

I have been tagged by my little buddy Mollie to tell you all about my nicknames. So here we go.




Sprout - This was my first nickname because I was wee little when I came home to live here.

Sproutie Sprout...Sproutie Sproutie Sprout Sprout...Widdle Sprout - all versions of the original

Boo or Boo Boo - Don't know why I'm called this. Maybe I'm the female Casanova?

Boobernut - This came P.S. (Pre Stanley). I think I knew I was a Goober all along


Lolita - Obvious

Lo Lo - kinda like J. Lo...another Diva

Woobie - Mom calls all of us her Woobies

Baby Gurl - I AM the baby

The Annoying White Dog - !!!GASP!!! What???? Sherman put this in here!




I'm gonna tag my new friends
Ralph and LacyLuLu. What are your nicknames???

Friday, October 05, 2007

Happy Barkday Butchy!!!

After a long debate, Lola has convinced me that Sherman should come to Butchy & Snickers Superfun Campout! (She's a total suck up to Sher-Man.) It's Butchy's Barkday & we're gonna spend a whole weekend whoopin' it up! There will be lots of toasting weinies over the fire & Jackson is bringing sausages all the way from the UK for snacking!

No, I'm not thrilled that Sherman is tagging along. He just had his very own campout in Merryland a few weeks ago. Yes, I'm pouting.


But he has his own giant tent and he'll be sleeping all alone & not bothering us. That is, of course, unless Dot is coming and then he'll be occupied in the tent for the whole weekend. All the better!



Lola & I will sleep all snuggled together. As always.


We're all catching a ride on Aire Ruby...Sherman is riding in the cargo area as he exceeds the weight limit for passengers.
Happy Barkday Butchy!!!

We'll see you soon!!!