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!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The One with the Power of the Paw

Little Phoenix is not feeling very well. Can we enact the Blogville Power of the Paw?

The One with the PJs

Remember when my bestest boy Sarge sent Nico a pressie?

Well.... he loves his "Sleep Tight" PJs!!!


THANK YOU, SARGE AND SARGE'S MOM!!!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Stay tuned for some special blanket pictures!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The One for Ginger

Happy Birthday, Ginger!
We miss you lots!

Mom found some old rolls of film (that stuff two-leggers used before digital cameras) and had them developed. Imagine her surprise when one whole roll was devoted to pictures of a young Ginger and puppy Cali. What a trip down memory lane!

Friday, October 7, 2011

The One with the Monkeys

Am I the luckiest girl or what?! Things have been B-U-S-Y at my house since about... oh.. July 5th! And I've been very slow with my posts and my comments!! I've been worried that my bestest boy Sarge would forget all about me. Not only does he send me nice messages to remind me he's thinking of me but he sent me this PERFECT bandana!!!



Are you jealous, Phoenix?

Being silly!

He even remembered my nickname is Monkey. ::sigh::

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Did you hear some strange things in the background??

You remember Wally & Stella, right?

And that whirring sound? That was an ultralight. Click to biggify. Looks like ET!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The One for Safety Week - Part 3



At the end of the month, you might see a scene like this:


Yep! Mini-two-leggers will hit the pavement running in search of two-legger yummies! Some of us, me included!, are a little unsettled by these tiny creatures ringing the doorbell hopped up on sugar dressed in odd outfits shouting various rhymes in exchange for candy.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to keep us dogs and cats safely inside on Halloween. AND to be certain we cannot scoot out the door into a crowd of unfamiliar two-leggers or into the street! It's a lot like the 4th of July in that respect!

And for those like me and (probably) Sarge, who don't get trick-or-treaters visiting, this is always a nice time to relax and plead with your two-leggers for an extra bone or two in exchange for a trick!

Here is the advice from the ASPCA:
  • All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets.
  • When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn't dart outside.
  • IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver, increaing the chances that he or she will be returned to you.
Yesterday's post was all about trick-or-treating and Tuesday featured costume safety. (I have a super special post tomorrow for Friendly Friday... my bestest boy Sarge sent me a PAWSOME pressie!)

Don't forget to check out the other Safety Week events!

Deputy Bert has a Search & Rescue post up every day!
Clerk Mona has a slideshow up on 10-1-11 & poison plant safety on 10-2-11!
Road Dogs have transport options on 9-14-11(limos), 9-22-11 (buses) and 10-1-11 (cats)!
Chief Investigator Pip posted on identity theft on 10-3-11!
Fire Chief Bucky posted his fire equipment on 10-1-11 & the PARADE is 10-7-11!
Nurse Maggie Mae posted about first aid kits on 10-1-11!
My Bestest Boy Sarge posted traffic safety on 10-1-11 & 10-3-11 and has one more set for 10-5-11!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The One for Safety Week - Part 2


Halloween is a super fun time for mini-two-leggers! For one thing, they often come home with LOTS of candy!! And many two-leggers keep bowls of candy on hand for mini-two-leggers that come to visit. It's especially important that we dogs and cats remember that most two-legger candy is not safe for us to consume, especially chocolate. Make sure you stick to the treats your two-legger gives you that are four-legger safe!!
And I should also mention that we should be careful not to over do it with the noms! Did I ever tell you about the time I had to go to the emergency vet?

When I was just a wee pup, I was crated when left unsupervised. And rightly so! You see, one afternoon, papa was getting ready for a work trip and noticing this, I settled down in my crate. Since I was such a good, quiet girl, he forgot to close the crate door. Well, now free to explore and being the brainy one, I knew that I could slip through the banister (since the baby gate was closed), hop to the step and trot on downstairs to where mom keeps the food. I :: ahem :: overindulged. I then dragged myself back up the stairs and squeezed my swollen belly through the railing as mom came home from work. She soon discovered my bulging, painful stomach and panicked! (Side note: All turned out well after a night at the hospital. And mom puppy-proofed her food storage system since she realized the baby gate is not sufficient with me around the house!)

So, from personal experience, make sure you don't eat too much this Halloween!!

Here is the advice from the ASPCA:
  • No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also cause problems. If you do suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.
Tune in tomorrow for tips on what to expect if you decide to stay home and hand out the treats instead! Yesterday's post was all about costume safety. (And I have a super special post on Friendly Friday... my bestest boy Sarge sent me a PAWSOME pressie!)

Don't forget to check out the other Safety Week events!

Deputy Bert has a Search & Rescue post up every day!
Clerk Mona has a slideshow up on 10-1-11 & poison plant safety on 10-2-11!
Road Dogs have transport options on 9-14-11(limos), 9-22-11 (buses) and 10-1-11 (cats)!
Chief Investigator Pip posted on identity theft on 10-3-11!
Fire Chief Bucky posted his fire equipment on 10-1-11 & the PARADE is 10-7-11!
Nurse Maggie Mae posted about first aid kits on 10-1-11!
My Bestest Boy Sarge posted traffic safety on 10-1-11 & 10-3-11 and has one more set for 10-5-11!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The One for Safety Week


My first post for safety week is all about: COSTUME SAFETY!

It is very important that you first choose a costume that YOU like.

It's also very important that your two-leggers don't leave you unattended. Do you see ghostly Cali in that picture? She had a very hard time seeing out of those tiny holes! And devilish Phoenix? There were all kinds of strings she could get tangled in as she walked! And superhero me? Well, without mom there to supervise me, I could have flown away!!--- Oh, wait. Mom just said it was only make believe. But you get the idea!

It's also important that our two-leggers make sure we don't seem scared in our festive costumes. Remember the PAWm dress incident?

I was very much brave! If you look behind me, mom KNEW my sisters would be a little nervous in such an elaborate princess dress. And rightly so! I was TRAPPED in it!! Mom had to very careful ease me out of the dress bit by bit! It was as if I was sewn into it like Marilyn Monroe! A less brave, trusting pup might have been too nervous for such a precise maneuver and got herself even more trapped! Maybe the moral of this story is less about our two-leggers making sure we're not skeered in our costumes and more about getting us the right size. BOL!

Please remember these notes from the ASPCA:
  • Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets. Please don't put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,” however, wearing a costume may cause undue stress.
  • If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn't annoying or unsafe. It should not constrict the animal's movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also, be sure to try on costumes before the big night. If your pet seems distressed, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him go au naturale or donning a festive bandana.
  • Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not have small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that he could choke on. Also, ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury.
Tune in tomorrow for tips on trick-or-treating and on Thursday for tips on what to expect if you decide to stay home and hand out the treats instead! (And I have a super special post on Friendly Friday... my bestest boy Sarge sent me a PAWSOME pressie!)

Don't forget to check out the other Safety Week events!

Deputy Bert has a Search & Rescue post up every day!
Clerk Mona has a slideshow up on 10-1-11 & poison plant safety on 10-2-11!
Road Dogs have transport options on 9-14-11(limos), 9-22-11 (buses) and 10-1-11 (cats)!
Chief Investigator Pip posted on identity theft on 10-3-11!
Fire Chief Bucky posted his fire equipment on 10-1-11 & the PARADE is 10-7-11!
Nurse Maggie Mae posted about first aid kits on 10-1-11!
My Bestest Boy Sarge posted traffic safety on 10-1-11 & 10-3-11 and has one more set for 10-5-11!
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