Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Dogs are sleeping...

So I'm taking over their blog!

I want to thank all of our amazing DWBs friends for all of the well wishes for Scott's Dad. He's still in the ICU, but is slowing getting better. I just keep thinking positively. He WILL be home for Xmas.

Speaking of Xmas...I must have a been a very good girl this year because I got my first present in the mail this week. Seadra & Zoe's Mom sent us this fantastic wreath decorated with 3 dogs. The picture doesn't do it justice, but it is Sherman, Penny & Lola!! The little white dog even has a Lola eyepatch!



I hung it on our DWBs Holiday Card display door. It's a perfect centerpiece! We've received 5 cards so far...Comet & Blu, Lenny, Cairo, Randi & The Dogs. This is so much fun!




And about those cards...~hanging head in shame~...I'm a little late. I tried to take a couple pictures this week, but I didn't really like them.

We're gonna get the official shot this weekend & I'll mail all of them next week. I've been kinda freaking out & feeling like a slacker...but then I realized, it's not even December yet! Deep breaths...

Clover's Mom, Jess hit me with this cool tag..."Devise a list of 5-10 courses you would take to fix your life. It’s more fun to be in classes with friends, so include one class from the person who tagged you that you’d also like to take".

Well, I think I have a pretty great life, but there are many classes I'd like to take to enrich my life.

Yoga/Pilates - Jess wrote "I am horribly inflexible and uncoordinated, so I am too shy to try a class out, but I keep hearing raves about how good they are for your mind and body. My mind and body could use the boost." Oh man, if you only knew! I'm about the most uncoordinated person on earth. My first day of work I tripped down a flight of stairs in front of my boss & 3 of my new co-workers. I fell down walking across the street and broke my wrist in 4 places. I rolled off an exercise ball during an aerobics class and landed in the middle of the room. And my mind is a whole other story. Yoga would be perfect for me. If only I weren't so lazy.

The Art of Patience - Major character flaw. Traffic jams make me mental. Long lines make me want to chew my arm off. I hate waiting for the water to boil. Or waiting on hold. Or when our internet connection is slow.

Sewing 101 - I have a sewing machine, but have only made a few pillows & curtains with it. Move the fabric in a straight line...not to hard. But I would love to make coats & stuff for the dogs (like Lorenza's super talented Grandma). I get flubbed up on the patterns & stuff. I made a skirt once in 8th grade Home Ec. I forgot to measure for the hems when I cut the fabric. Fergie would have thought it was too short. I have a tendency to do that kinda stuff.

How to NOT spill stuff on yourself - especially coffee...on a new white shirt...at 7:30 in the morning. I should only be allowed to own black clothes.

Knitting - I have the needles & thread. And the little "How To" book. And I LOVE scarves. But it all goes back to that coordination thing. It would take me two years to make one scarf! And I'm constantly jabbing myself with the needles.

Photoshop - I have the software. But I get so freakin' frustrated I want to throw my computer out the window (see Art of Patience above)! I just need someone to show me how and then I, too, can make fun stuff like Ruby & Asta & Pappy's people.

Voice/Music Lessons - I love music and love to sing. And alone in my car...I'm a total rock star. But the reality is that I'm tone deaf. So I rarely do it in public. I'll take a good vocalist over a great guitar player anyday. I would also love to learn how play an instrument. Probably the drums. But back to coordination...how the hell do people move their arms & feet at the same time??? I'd end up hitting myself in the head with a drumstick while simulatinously kicking myself in the shin. Air guitar is much safer for me.

Yes, you can have Willpower! (or How to stop at 2 slices of pizza) - This needs no explaination.

I could go on & on here...but I'll stop. I'm gonna tag Karen, Jessica & Liza. Play along if you'd like!

The Dogs will be back tomorrow. Promise.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Snuggles

Thanks to everypup (and hamster) for all of the well wishes for our Grandpap. He's still in the hospital and is still feeling very icky. Mom & Dad have been going to see him a lot and we've been very good at home while they're gone.

And Sherman, Lola & I have been giving Dad lots of snuggle therapy. He needs it!



Sorry we haven't been around to visit everyone. We'll see you all soon!

Friday, November 23, 2007

I'm Sad

Hey Guys. Sorry I'm not my usual happy, cheerful self but I'm pretty sad right now. We should all be crazy & celebrating (and eating lots & lots of fun meatables) because it's Penny's Gotcha Day weekend.



But my Grandpap Don is in the hospital. He has a blood infection and is feeling really icky. Mom & Dad are going to see him tonight & I'm not even gonna complain when they leave me home alone. I just want him to get better. It's my Dad's Dad and he couldn't even come to our house for Turkey Day. And I love when he comes over because he feeds me from the table during dinner...no matter how much Mom & Dad yell at him. So I missed out on that but it's OK. I'd send all of my meatables to him if he'd get well. He's my bestest bud.



If you guys could say a special DWBs prayer for him, I'd really love it.


Don't worry about Penny. We'll celebrate her big day later. She doesn't mind. Just cross your paws and hope my Grandpap gets better soon.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Explosion!

The tree in our backyard EXPLODED! The whole place is covered in yellow leaves and our big tree is naked.




It makes spotting Mr. Squirrel much easier.


And provides lots of entertainment for my Mom.

I look like a clown.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

An Award & Pressies!

This week started out great. Sherman, Penny & Lola and I got this great award from that sweet Mexican Diva, Lorenza, the Sophisticated Canadian Diva, Sophie La Brador and my Sista Diva in Crime, Ruby Bleu!

We Be The Blog!


"This award is presented to a successful blogger, one who can “be the blog” - making it their own, staying with it, interacting with the readers, and just plain having fun."

What an honor to get such a fantastic award from you stellar ladies! Thank You!
We're gonna pass it on to our dear friends, The Brat Pack...'cause we think they're the greatest!

And it just kept getting better. I also got a big box of Barkday pressies from Ruby !!
Can you believe this haul of goodies?!?!?!

Ruby gets me...she really gets me. The whole thing is PINK!!! I just got finished reading about Joe & Tanner's new camo vests and I get this fantabulous pink camo bandanna! Boys, I can be your female companion on the next Ao4 mission. G.I. Joe...I can be your G.I. Jane! But I'm not shaving my head. I hardly have any furs to begin with.


I also got this bootiful pearl necklace to wear on one of my Internet dates with my Marvin.



And check out all these toys! They are all pink, of course and I think I spy some new tennis balls in there. Ruby, you must have known all of the ones I have now are covered in yard slime.



I've got a sweet new purse and crown when I feel like being a princess...which is pretty much all of the time.
Ummm...what is that? Does it involve the B word? Now I understand we have a holiday coming up but I see no reason for me to get a bath. I see a sprayer thingy so I'm hoping I can just get a quick mist and POOF! No Bath. Yes, let's go with that.

I've decided I'm going to share the Piggy Snout with Sherman because...well, you guys figure it out. Penny can share the Texas Taffy and I'll chow on the Moo Tube. Just because it's delicious...not because I resemble anything cow-like. I will share the Yummy Chummies with Penny because she's my bestest Chum. We love those things. Sherman may get to share too...he has to let me play with him first.

Thank you Miss Ruby Bleu! I love all of my presents!

And I just found out Mom is going to be home for SIX WHOLE DAYS! And...we have a giant 20 lb turkey in our fridge!!! Woot! What more could a girl ask for? Great friends, great food and her Mommy. I'm a lucky Diva.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The First Fire

I must admit, I'm not a big fan of the colder weather. I'm kinda skinny with short furs and prefer the temperature be in the 60s or above. However, I do love the cold for one special reason...

It's time to build a fire!!



As soon as I hear the crackle of flames, I park my butt right in front of the fireplace and warm myself.



Mom & Dad don't know how I stand it because it gets REALLY hot! But I love it.


And I've taught Lola to love it too. I thought she like to hang out there because she does whatever I do...


But I caught her in my spot all alone, so I guess it's a Boxer thing.


Hope you guys all stayed warm this weekend!


Friday, November 16, 2007

We are so LATE!

The deadline to submit photos for the DWBs 2008 calendar is tomorrow! We are really cutting it down to the wire & Mom made us pose all day to try & get a good shot.

Outside.




On the couch.



On the steps (Lola liked this one b/c it's got a pink background!)


On our favorite chairs.



Mom sent in her favorite to Brooke and Greg. Which one do you guys like best??? I think I look super handsome in all of them!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

She's losing it!

I can't believe Mom posted about my adventures on Saturday but left out the best part...the MEATABLES! Yes, running around with other dogs is very exciting but I know you guys are more interested in the good stuff.


So here it is! Our big chest freezer...filled with Raw Beefables, Liverables, Gizzardables, Lambables, Tripeables & Cornish Game Henables. And underneath that stuff are our chicken backables & turkey neckables. Hmmmm, looks like Mom snuck one of her pizzables in there too. Guess that means she has to share with us when she eats it.






We even had to stash some of the the stuff in the upstairs freezer. I know, I know...Mom & Dad don't have a lot of room for their stuff but hey...3 dogs, 2 humans. You guys do the math. Sherman & Penny may not have gone on the roadtrip with me, but I promised to share all the food I brought back with me so they said No Problem!

And She forgot to post this video so you could see how fast I can run!!

video


To make matters worse, Mom put my Barkday present from Seadra & Zoe in this box to open last weekend and FORGOT ABOUT IT!!! Something about getting her hair done & shopping for new clothes for work. Priorities Mom!

So anyway...those sweet little sisters sent me a great present! They must know how much I like chasing balls b/c they sent me TWO...probably one for each year I've been alive. They also sent a sqeaky stuffy bone & a big bag of Chicken Jerky. I'm supposed to share the jerkey with Penny & Sherman.



Ummmm, I don't think so! Not after Penny stole THIS ball.

And Sherman stole THIS ball.




I'm just gonna lay here & chew on my stuffie. I'll let you guys think of ways to make it up to me. If they're good enough...I MIGHT share my jerky.


Oh, and I know I've been hogging the blog a lot lately...but don't worry, Sherman & Penny will be back later this week with some updates for you.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

My Roadtrip!

The bad news is...I didn't get to go to Camp Bow Wow today. But the good news is...I went on a road trip with Mom!! Bright & early this morning she said "Come on Lola...let's take a ride!" I love the car and I'm an excellent passenger. I just hang out in the back seat.

So we drove for a while but when I saw this sign, I started to get a little nervous.


Ohio??? Isn't where the mean people left Tanner? Is Mom taking me to Ohio to leave me there? Aaaaaaaack!

Mom said "Now Lola...would I ever give you up?" and I said No, of course not 'cuz I'm perfect. Then Mom told me we were going to a Meat Factory! It's this really cool place called A Place for Paws and they have a daycare center and they make special food for dogs. Raw Meatables!!

It was PAWSOME!! They have a huge play yard with Agility equipment and fun stuff to climb on.

And I got to run & play with other dogs.


I really liked these 2 greyhounds. They chased me all over the place!




We stayed for a couple of hours & then it was time to leave. Mom said we get to go back in 2 months and I can't wait!

But playing is exhausting.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

FALL...back!

So this past weekend we turned the clocks back. What that means to me is:

1) It's getting colder
2) It gets dark early
3) All the leaves change colors
4) Mom makes me pose for pictures 'cuz the leaves compliment my furs.

I guess it's not so bad. I dig Fall.


Monday, November 05, 2007

MNF & Pressies from Singapaw!!

Our boys in Black & Gold play those Baltimore Losers tonight in Monday Night Football! We are are ready for you Dirty Birds!

While Penny & Lola would make pretty good wide receivers and I would make a stellar running back (just like my favorite guy, The Bus), we look like a pretty tuff Steel Curtain when we have on our game faces.

We're gonna send you stupid Ravens back to Baltimore in a bunch of broken little pieces!!



Now, on to more important things. I got Pressies from Singapaw!! Everyone's favorite hamster, Girl Girl sent me a bootiful bandana and Sunshine stuffie! She must know I'm just like a ray of sunshine.



Sorry, GG...I had to rearrange Sunny's face a little.

And that cool little dude, Huskee Boy sent me a big box of goodies! Yummy treats & stuffies...and I guess I'll share with Sherman & Penny.



Penny just loves those Salmon Snacks and I guess I'll let Sherman share the Cheese Sticks. He can have...one. I LOVE cheese!

But guess which toy I liked the bestest??? Yep, that's right...the TENNIS BALL! And it's on a rope!

Come On! Let me at it.

I'll roll it...

And chew it...
And TUGggggggg....


Thanks for all these great gifts Huskee & Girl Girl! You are too kind.