Sunday, December 25, 2011

The One with the Doxie Diva

As you can imagine, it's been a little busy around here as I helped get ready for our first Christmas with my mini-two-legger. So... here's a repeat from last Christmas. I hope you consider it an "oldie but goodie" as they say!


As sung to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

You know Ginger and Sandy,


And Zona and Cali,


Mesa and Molly,


And Stella and Wally.


But do you recall
The cutest DIVA of all?

Phoenix the doxie diva
Has a very shiny coat
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows
All of the other doggies
Used to laugh and call her names



They never let poor Phoenix
Play in any doggie games

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say,
"Phoenix with your coat so bright
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"
Then all the doggies loved her



And they shouted out with glee,


"Phoenix the doxie diva
You'll go down in history!"
We hope everyone has a
wonderful Doxie Diva Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The One with My Annual Wish

The One with the Christmas Eve Wish


On Christmas morning, I wish...


For every dog and cat searching trash cans for breakfast,
a filled bowl with his name printed in bright letters.

For every dog who slept fitfully last night
chained in a frozen yard and every cat
who wandered the cold streets,
a soft, warm bed with a person snoring gently nearby.

For every lost pet, a clear, safe road and
well marked path to lead you home.

For every shelter animal, spending Christmas
morning in a soiled run, a forever home
filled with sounds and smells of family.

For every "Christmas" pup and kitten given today,
a tolerant, caring owner who won't abandon you
as you grow into a real dog or cat.

For every ailing pet, enough money for your
owner to pay the bills to make you well.

For every old and tired friend, a warm fire and
soft bed to ease your aches and pains.

For every pet at the Bridge, a moment when
you know that you are remembered today,
missed again and loved forever.

Author Unknown

Friday, December 23, 2011

The One with "Just a Dog"

Each year my mom has noticed that one phrase seems to stand out for her, almost like an annual phrase that everyone suddenly adopts and she soon starts to loathe but eventually catches herself saying by the time the next phrase is "on her list." A couple of the more recent phrases, which my mom has succumbed to and has added to her vocabulary: "It is what it is" and "Just sayin'." However, this year's phrase she will NEVER add to her vocabulary and it's beyond annoying to her AND to ME!

Before the arrival of my mini-two-legger, we heard from various sources about the assumed inevitability of having to "get rid of" us pups. Oooo.. my mom was SO annoyed by those comments. And did the comments amp up when Nico came first home? You bet! "They're just dogs," people would say, "you need to focus on that baby!" Uh... hello?? We're her babies too!! (No one has dared say anything to her lately, since it's obvious how much we all love our baby brother!)

She's been keyed into that phrase all year and has heard people randomly say, "just a dog," now and then. But, last night, catching up on blogs, we read Ms. Sandra's post where she was told "they were just dogs." My mom, bawling her eyes out reading her post, couldn't believe her teary eyes. On a good day, we feel sorry for those two-leggers who don't know what a gift it is to love a dog or how wonderful it is to be loved unconditionally by a dog. On a bad day... well... our feelings are not as generous.

It reminds her of this poem:

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog,"
or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog."

They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog."

Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog."

Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog,"
but I did not once feel slighted.

Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog,"
and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand
phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."

"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust,
and pure unbridled joy.

"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.

Because of "just a dog", I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.

So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future,
the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.

"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away
from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog",
but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being
"just a man or woman."

So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog"
just smile...
because they "just don't understand."

by Richard Bib

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The One from Blogville PD

Special thanks to Sarge for the idea AND for creating this card
from your Friendly Blogville Police Department
to you, the residents of our wonderful Blogville!!

And congrats to the Dachsies with Moxie for winning the auction for the car seat!! Thanks so much for participating! It's doubly great - the car seat is going to a fantastical home AND more money for the Pittie Pack Fund! Just email me the address for where to send the seat and I'll have my assistant mom get it in the mail to you ASAP! ZonasPawprints at gmail!

Speaking of the Dachsies with Moxie, in case you haven't heard, they have commissioned their mom, whom they refer to as "What's Her Name" (BOL!! Love that!), to make a memory quilt for Ms. Sandra and they have asked all of us to consider sending in squares of fabric. Click here to read all about it!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The One with Wordless Wednesday


Bidding on the auction to raise a little money
for Miss Sandra and the Pittie Pack ends tonight!
Click here for the auction post!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The One with Santa

Some of you may have seen these pictures on my mom's blog but, just in case you didn't, I wanted to be sure you knew that my mom has STARTED to redeem herself. Remember how mean she's been?

Well, she didn't let me open Sarge's pressie BUT she did give me a present early!!

On Saturday, she took mini-two-legger and Cali to see Santa but let me stay home!!!!! She knew the tight space and crowd of excited to see baby and Cali two-legged-ladies would freak me out after I've been making such good progress. So I got to lay around all morning while Cali suffered through THIS:


As my mom said, the lady doing the photographing was confused by the orbs in the upper corner. She's been taking photos for two weeks and this is the only one with these shapes. Even the photos taken seconds before and after this one were fine. You know what we think about orbs around here!! Here's the picture outside of the frame.


My mini-two-legger was so brave! He didn't cry or even squirm! But he didn't smile either. BOL!


Nico was much happier to sit on this Santa's lap! I guess 'cause it was just my papa pretending to be Santa!

Don't forget about my
auction for the Pittie Pack!
Bidding ends tomorrow night!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

The One with the Bids

My mom ordered a super special car seat for Miss Phoenix. It's a little too small for her. The return window has closed so our very own Mayor Frankie suggested putting it on my blog to raise money for the Pittie Pack. Isn't that a fantastical idea???

If you're interested in the seat, leave your bid in the comments. The highest bid as of this Wednesday, December 21 at 9 p.m. EST wins! I'll email the highest bidder and they can submit the funds directly via the ChipIn widget in the left menu bar. Miss Mayzie has graciously agreed to let us know when the payment is made and then shipping will be covered by me - ZONA!

What are you bidding on exactly??

An Animals Matter Companion Oversized Car Seat!!


Puppies are NOT included!! And our seat is tan (camel) and not charcoal as shown. Tags are still on the seat.

From the website:
Luxury Animals Matter® Companion Car Seat® Collection lets your pet travel first class—safely, comfortably and without missing the sights. The most innovatively designed pet Car Seat, in three sizes, has molded contours to fit your vehicle. Customized groove allows a lap belt to securely surround the front and a shoulder belt to buckle on the side. Extra clip in the back for stability; harness clasp. Dense upholstery foam is covered with luxurious padded rhino suede. Add the adjustable attachment for securing multiple dogs. Made in USA. 21"L x 20"W x 16"H, for dogs up to 30 lbs.
Click here for a description from the store where mom ordered it from this spring. AND to see a video of the seat. Just remember, the picture shows the charcoal color and our seat is the camel color!

Let's see how much money
we can add
to the
Pittie Pack Fire Recovery Fund!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

The One for Sandra and the Pittie Pack

Many of you have by now heard the devastating news. The Houston Pittie Pack suffered unimaginable loss early this morning during a house fire. Click here to read Miss Mayzie's post. Blogville is flooding with tears. If you can, click the ChipIn widget to the left to help with their immediate needs. No amount is too small.

We are so thankful that all of the two-leggers, including the baby, and two of the Pitties got to safety but are heartbroken that five did not, despite best efforts. Run free Guero, Coco Chanel, Tiger, Lucky and, our Blogville Miracle, Shelby. I know you all had a record breaking welcome at the bridge.

If you have the time, we are posting comments on Sandra's post from a few days ago in support.

Frankie was so right when he said, "I never in all my life thought I would have such a difficult thing to have to post."

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

The One with Mean Mom

So, we need to add another reason to the why my mom is bad list (besides not helping me blog very often these days)!! I got a super special pressie from Sarge and because it is wrapped so festively my mean mom won't let me open it until Christmas! Can you believe that?? Someone needs to call the ASPCA!!

Anyway, regarding my last post, since mom spied on me (add that to the list too!) and now knows how I leave the yard, I suppose there's no reason I can't tell you too... I know how to open the gate! The problem? It closes automatically behind me and I don't know how to open it from the outside! We live near the end of a rural gravel road with little to no traffic but mom said it is still unsafe to leave the yard. And I'm starting to believe her!

The other night I opened the gate and couldn't get back in. It was dark and cold and I was spooked! So was my mom! She rescued me and gave me a big hug. Maybe she's not that mean after all! She sure loves me!

I haven't opened the gate since! And I've been warm and toasty!



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Sunday, December 4, 2011

The One with the Picture

So... do you see something strange about this picture?

Let me zoom in for you...

Yep, I'm outside my gate and Phoenix's beau is inside the gate!!

How did this happen? BOL... I'll never tell!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The One with Wordless Wednesday


Thinking of Sarge!!!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The One with Wordless Wednesday

We have COMPANY! My Aunt Katie is here so we have been B U S Y! I will catch you all up as soon as I can! For now... Wordless Wednesday:

Monday, November 7, 2011

The One with Rescue Me Week

Remember Miss Mayzie's Rescue Week?? If not, click on the badge below to read all about it. Today is Day ONE!


This is Baxter!


He is a sweet boy at one of my favorite rescue leagues: Middleburg Humane Foundation. This is what they have to say about this fella:
Baxter came to us after living most of his short life on a chain. He is a sweet boy that has lots of energy. Unfortunately he is heartworm positive and MUST be kept on heartworm preventative because of this he is special needs. He needs to go to a home without kitties as he enjoys chasing them.
Click here to read more about Baxter! Maybe you know someone who can show this cute boy that there is life after the chain??

Monday, October 31, 2011

The One from Oz

Love,
Dorothy, Tin Girl, Toto and Lion

Friday, October 28, 2011

The One with Friendly Friday

Have you all heard about the wonderful, amazing, GENEROUS event Mayzie and Brudder Ranger are holding?

Check out their post to read all about it. Five winners will win $100 green papers for the animal charity of your choice!

After that, my bestest boy Sarge also has a fun event!

Read all about it on his bloggie here!

And now... for Khrya... check out our forecast!!! 4-6"!!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The One with the Puzzler

I have a sincere question. Mom and I cannot fathom this and would love to hear another prospective. Why would you have an outside dog, who is desperate for affection, and then decide you want two more outside dogs who seem to stay in a kennel? Please help me understand.

Papa said that maybe they are puppy-sitting... for a few weeks. I'm hanging on to that thread of hope. It could be a lot worse, I suppose.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The One for Lilac

Blogville is a little dimmer.

We will miss you, Lilac...
until we meet again!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The One with Wordless Wednesday

TEN is just a number.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

The One with the Phoenix Update


Thank you all so much for the good vibes you sent to Phoenix! I know there are a lot of us out there needing some extra good thoughts and prayers lately so we REALLY appreciate you fitting Phoeny into the long list.

It HELPED!

She's doing much better today. After laying on the couch (unless mom moved her) all day Saturday, with some breathing issues (fever maybe?) and no appetite, she started to move around a little yesterday. She had some digestive issues and was very lethargic but we all took good care of her. Papa even served her chicken broth in a tiny bowl on the couch.

"Got your back."
Thank you all for thinking of her. Blogville furends are the BEST!

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