Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Welcome 2008!!!


2007 was pretty darn great!! We met so many new pups (and their people) and made so many great friends. But we're guessing 2008 is gonna be pretty great too!!

I've made some New Years Resolutions:

1. Take Mom for more walks...we're both on a weight loss plan this year.
2. Donate some of my stuffies to the animal shelter.
3. Be nicer to Penny & Lola...Mom promised I will get one extra chicken back per week if I can try not to be so grouchy.
4. Become more organized. This is big one for both Mom & I.

We have a very weird house with TWO kitchens. Mom has been using our upstairs kitchen as "storage unit" (i.e. if she doesn't know what to do with something, it goes in the kitchen). And let me tell you...it was pretty darn nasty. Even for me. And I'm a dog. So I convinced Mom that she should clean it out and make it a DOG KITCHEN!!!
So she said "OK...good idea Sherm" and spent 4 hours today cleaning it out for us. Here it is!!!

There are no "Before" pics b/c Mom said it was REALLY yucky and she'd be too embarrassed to showYes, I'm sitting on a pink flowery rug. I've heard pink is the new black. I refuse to let Mom dye me pink...so this is a nice compromise.

Here are the name plates from Huskee! Notice who is on the top...yep, ME!

The oven doesn't work but thats OK. Mom can still do all of her cookie making in her kitchen. There is plenty of counter space for food prep.

She now has an organized place for all her Bark Magazines & Whole Dog Journals. And she can leave out our food killing machine. Mom & Dad bought their own food killer b/c she says killing liver has made their first one yucky. Yucky for whom??

We have a nice organized space now for our our canned meatables, tripeables and fishables.

We have our own fridge for storing our yogurt, eggies and cottage cheese, as well as thawing meatables.

Mom keeps the meatables in a big plastic bin so the juice doesn't get all over the fridge. I have always offered to clean up any mess by hand (or in my case, tongue) but she's says "No Shermie, that's OK. Thanks though".

Here are our thawing chicken backables, gizzardables, turkey neckables and a big fat beef heart. MMMMMMmmmmmmm!

I have agreed to let Mom & Dad store their brown fuzzy water in MY fridge on one condition...they've gotta keep my brew in there too.

So that's our new & improved Dog Kitchen! I'm pretty psyched about it and Mom is happy because it's not a giant eye sore anymore. And if Mom is happy...Sherman's happy.

We wish all of our doggie, hamster, kitty and hooman friends a Super Duper 2008 filled with happiness, good health and all the bully sticks you can eat!!!

Keeping up with my resolution to be nicer to my sisters, I'll post this picture of Lola for you guys. Mom says she looks cute in it. Whatever...I'd like my extra chicken back now please.

Next week I'll be nice to Penny.


Peanut said...

Oh your own kitchen that is so so cool. Good job on being nice to Lola you deserve that extra backable.

Ruby Bleu said...

Wow...I can't believe you pups have your own kitchen!!! I'm so jellyfish!!!! Shermie...great working helping your Mom clean up!!! I hope you got some extra snackies for helping!!!

Great photo of Lola, my diva friend!!! W00t!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Joe Stains said...

wowee a doggie kitchen, I am super jealous! you could put some bowls in there and open your own canine cafe. hm, but then you'd have to share the food, so skip that. Good luck on being nicer to your sisters, you might need it!

Mack said...

That pic of Lola was da bomb!
You're mom is certainly starting off the New Year right!

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh we always knew American kitchens were much bigger than here in the UK, but we did not know it was THE LAW in America to have a Dog Kitchen tooooo!

How totally and utterly amazing Sherman!

oh and thank you so much for the picture of Lola at the end of the post, I am copying it and pinning it up on "our only fridge in our only kitchen!"....... ;0)

We emailed you a Christmas e-card but our record says you have not viewed it yet, perhaps we sent it to the wrong darn place.

Methinks Jeannie been drinking too much brown fizzy stuff or even red winey stuff these past few days!

love and laughing licks, and all good wishes for the Bestest New Year! Ever!

Marvin xxxxxxx

Maggie & Mitch said...

You guys have your own kitchen??!! Wow! You must have done something right! I wish we did! It's so sparkling clean!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Jackson said...

If I'm nice to Lola and Penny will your mum send me a chicken back too? Thought it was worth asking! Hehehe! Jx

KB said...

Shermie, I think your resolution means you have to be nicer to both of them all the time - not one at a time! :)

yay for your doggie kitchen, i showed mommie and now she wants one..but she got a food killer for christmas so maybe that's a start!

happy new year,

Stanley said...

Man, Sherman!

I have my own country, but don't have my own kitchen. Think I'd rather have the kitchen.

Your fridge looks very much like ours... meatable thawing out to be eaten, eggs, cottage cheese & yogurt! Your cupboards are better organized than ours, though.

Your mama is so good to you guys. Give her a big goober smooch for me. Get your extra chicken back yet?

Goober love & smooches,

Pee Ess
Lola is cute in every photo I've ever seen of her!

Frasier said...

A whole kitchen for you !!
Wow !

Auntie Kristen said...

Jen, it's BEAUTIFUL!! I didn't even know it could look that awesome. :) haha.

Great job!!!

Girasol said...

wow! you have your own kitchen! and your fridge with your beers...amazing!
I want a cold one too!

umekotyan said...

Happy, new year
It prays for a happy Hageme ball for one year, health, and happiness.

It starts from the dish at a wonderful New Year.
Of course, the special New Year's food of Japan is delicious.
However, what kind of dish is made in the kitchen of Sherman?
Very, it looks forward.
Love is put from a cool kitchen. :)

from loved ume tyan

Cubby said...

Wow, I can't believe you have your own kitchen. You're moving up in the world!

Kapp pack said...

Wow, your own kitchen! Your mom is awesome. Lola, can I come visit????? I promise I'll behave!

Kisses, Sky boy

The Brat Pack said...

WOW! We're so impressed with your kitchen! I think you're the luckiest dogs on the planet to have your own PLUS a personal chef. You even have your own appliances. I wonder how much a bus ticket to there costs.


PS Tell your Mom that she's looking too organized to be a clutter-slob like ours.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sherman!
Happy New Year to you and Penny, and Lola and Mom and Dad!
Your own kitchen??? Wow! It looks very nice and clean! You sure did a great job helping your mom!
I know you love Penny and Lola and you don't need extra treats to be nice with them!
Kisses and hugs

Simba said...

Your own kitchem. thats going on my wish list for 2008. I get my own bathroom, but I don't want it.

Simba xx

Girl Girl Hamster said...

The dog kitchen is such a pawsome idea! You'll get lots of treats for being nice to Lola and Penny

~ Girl girl

Cassidy said...

Nice kitchen! Can you open cupboards? Me be working on it, me nearly manages it!

Cassidy x

River said...

How awesome having your own kitchen - I'm going to have to get HM onto this - it's about time she found herself another kitchen so there'd be more room in the kitchen for my food!!


Boo said...

happy new year ya'll!

wet wet licks


Katherine and Pippa, said...

Sherman, I think you are a show-off.

Ok, so I have a kennel-flat and a small finca but like there is no kitchen in the kennel flat, and my finca kitchen is smaller than your owndog kitchen.

Anyway, you better be nice to Penny, because I still love her very much. She is beautiful.

I hope you all have a HNY.

Pippa (xxxxxxxfor Penny)

Amber-Mae said...

Two kitchens? That is weird... You name tags are sooo pawsome! Happee New Year to you guys!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Clover said...

Happy new year friends! WOW your own doggie kitchen!! That is so pawesome, and it looks really great! Good job Jenny!
Love Clover xo

The Brat Pack said...

OK Jen, the more I thought about this the more I love the idea! I don't have a second kitchen (damn it) but I think when I'm working on this kitchen renovation I'm definitely making a dog area. When I look around mine their stuff is everywhere - meds, treats, food, books, etc. Now you've motivated me! :)


Lady Kaos said...

Wow! You're very own kitchen? That is so great! I wish I had my own kitchen! I'd want one with a working oven though because of that wonderful cheese cookie recipe your Mom posted on DWB. If I had my own oven I would demand those yummy cookies be baked every day in my oven!
You guys are so lucky!!

Asta said...

Wow!! Youw own kitchen..That is the best!!! Plenty of woom fow all youw yummie eatables and youw own food killing machine even..I'm vewy impwessed! Youw Mom did a supewb job of cleaning it up..I hope you can keep youw wesolution about being nice to penny and Lola..it's cewtainly wowthit fow extwa yummies..I'd be nice to them fow nothing, cause I love them ots
smoochie kisses and Happy eating!

Kathryn and Ari said...

Happy New Year! We really loved your resolutions. One of ours is to meet new blog friends. Thanks for helping us make good on it!

PS- Any dog with Guinness in the fridge is a lucky dog, indeed.

Sophie Brador said...

Ah Sherm, Please be nice to Penny. She's my favourite. I mean, my favourite of the girl dogs at your house. Obviously, you're my favourite boy dog.

My mom is super jealous of your second kitchen. She is also wondering what brand of mushy foodables you guys get. I love my mushy foodables, but it is special from the vet and so expensive that she could buy a car for what she's paying to feed me this stuff. But she figures that once I'm back to my regular diet, I might still be wanting the mush.


wally said...

Ohmydog I'm so jealous of your kitchen which is so awesome. My ma ape says she wishes she had one of those, too so I could keep my meatables out of her vegetables.

I think you're totally nice already Sherman so those girls should not complain!


ps. The melatonin helped me sleep through the fireworks during NYE which was pretty awesome! Still not sleeping all night but my ma ape is gradually increasing my dose and we'll see!

Ashley said...

Those are some great resolutions! Your mommy keeps a very organized kitchen... I should take some tips :)

Happy New Year to all of you!

Balboa & Mommy said...

WOW you have the best kitchen! I'm glad you talked your mom into arranging the kitchen into your needs, I'm so jealous.

Can you talk to my mom?

Happy New Year

Frenchie Snorts

The Zoo Crew said...

Happy New Year!! That's so cool that you have your own kitchen. Our mom is jealous but I'm ok with it because I can counter surf so easily in mom's kitchen and I wouldn't want it any other way!!

Peace + Paws,

Kai from the Zoo Crew

Luckie Girl said...

Wow, you have two kitchens in your house? I did you did a great job helping your Mom to clear up her (notice i say HER) mess. :)

Grammie said...

How special is having your own doggie kitchen. What a good use of the space. Aren't you glad you came up with the idea? Lola looks as cute as Sherman on the pink rug.

Seadra & Zoe said...

Wow Sherman.... You have your very own kitchen. That's awesome. What our Mom wouldn't give to have 2 kitchens!!

Happy New Year..... Lola Penny and Sherman.... and your people too!

Love, Seadra and Zoe

The Daily Echo said...

Woo - that's so cool! Your very own kitchen. I'm going to tell Mom I want my own kitchen. If I had my own fridge I would stick my head in hers and turn off the fridge light.

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

2008 is gonna be great! Happy New Year!

golly your own kitchen! well look like you started off right being nice to Lola cos she looks great on the pick rug. wow 2 kitchens!

Love Licks & waggin TX tails barking loud

Lady Kaos said...

I talked to my Mom about getting my own kitchen last night and she said no way cuz she can barely keep the one we have clean. I just wanted to tell you guys again how jealous I am. I also noticed our house only has 1 bathroom. I bet that's because she doesn't want to clean 2 of those either. Here I thought we lived in a tiny house because that's what my parents coudl afford at the time they bought it, now I'm thinking my mom is just to lazy to clean a bigger one.