Sunday, December 31, 2006

Annie it is!

We all went out to visit the puppy again yesterday. And Miss Kathy has decided that Mom's name fits her the best (Mom is great at naming dogs). So Annie romped around outside with us again yesterday while Miss Kathy threw the frisbee for Duncan and Stella. Annie kept attacking Mom's pant leg, there surely must be tiny holes now.

Which brings me to another point. Puppies are vicious! I mean look at the picture below...those puppy killed and ATE that alligator in a wierd twist of fate. I sure wouldn't want to meet them in a dark alley. You have to be pretty vicious to kill AND EAT and alligator.


Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The mystery pup....

This is the new border collie/mix puppy in Mom's life. She doesn't have a name yet. It might be Hope, or Annie, or Betty.
She is only 7 weeks old and was bought at a pet store (normally I don't go in for that...but they said she had a hernia and needed to be discounted).
And here she is with her new mommy! This is Mom's and my good friend Kathy. That is right! This pretty little fluf of mischeivous doesn't have to live with us! But I do have to see her periodically. Strangely enough, Stella the terroist is relatively nice to her. Go figure.
Mom helped Kathy get her...and the hernia was just a stupid belly button hernia...I mean even I have one of those! Mom and Kathy are suckers for black and whites. Although Mom likes a little tri dropped in there too.

Santa Came!

Christmas Eve was so exciting. My human brothers picked out cookies and left milk for Santa. I checked out the tree to make sure all the lights were lighting and the ornaments were straight.I vowed to stay awake and greet Santa. Being an exceptionally good watch dog I knew I'd hear Santa.
But when I woke up, look at what I found! Santa must truly be magical!

My human brothers and Mom had a great day, lots of wonderful presents.
And look what Santa left for us in the freezer! Turkey necks!
I got to eat mine outside so no one would bother me and try and take it.
All of our Christmas wishes have come true (well except for Lily is still here .) But who is this?


Friday, December 22, 2006

Trouble in paradise....

Okay, tell me...can anyone see my bio on the right side of my blog? I haven't been able to fix it and it is driving me more nuts than usual.


Thursday, December 21, 2006

I've been tagged...and tagged.

Well this has taken me long enough to answer, but I've been Christmas tagged by first Boomer and then Pippin (congrats on the new pack member, he's cute, when are your people moving?)

So...Here are three things I'd like under my tree.

1. A big raw bone.
2. Just my mom and me.
3. A certificate for a car ride a day for the year.

What I don't want under my tree.

1. Lily....need I say more.
2. nail clippers or any grooming supplies.
3. plane tickets for my Mom to go away again.

Hmmm, I'm pretty sure that everyone has been tagged at this I think I'll just go with it. If you are reading this and haven't made your and let us know so we can go visit you and see your list!


Friday, December 15, 2006

Confessions, Excuses and Apologies...

Hello my friends. All of your cards are wonderful and I'm really enjoying them. But I must confess that mine have not even been made yet. I need Mom's help and she has been super busy. She was in Miami for a conference this week and you wouldn't
believe who took care of us! My ex daddy! He and his girlfriend stayed here with my human brothers and me, Evie and Fanny. AND....ugh, Mocha. Yes, Mom has been at it again. But Mocha is different (besides the fact that she is a pure bred pittbull), she belongs to Mom's ex... They lost their house and she was staying in the cold. She is okay for a girl.

Mom is a little upset, someone is really interested in Duncan. Looks like they might come meet him this weekend, and it seems a good home for him. Mom wants to keep him.

The really good news is that Lily has been staying with Miss Kathy. It has been so nice, no one pulling my tail.

Fanny has been awful. She keeps getting out and running. She escaped last night, this morning and tonight. Every since she was lost in the woods for two days she has wanted to just run. Mom doesn't know what to do with her.

Duncan and Mocha have been really sick. Mom has been cleaning up diarhhea for 2 weeks and when that isn't been happening, Wookie has been peeing on her bed.

The really bad news is that my human brothers have been having a rough time too. Last week my 3 yo brother fell on the sidewalk and broke his arm really bad. Mom had to spend a whole day at the hospital while he underwent surgery to straighten the break and get a cast put on. He has been really cranky. My older human brother has had a double ear infection too.

So you see my friends..there hasn't been much time to do much of anything. I'm really sorry, but it looks like my holiday cards are going to Happy New Year cards.


Monday, December 04, 2006

Rescue, cards, and normal days....

Look at the face of our personal rescue hero! She and Starry are back to normal. Thank goodness. Fanny has been able to go outside in the backyard without the tether. She doesn't seem to want to jump the fence. She and Evie tore around the yard last night in the cold and snow. I'd rather sit on my pillow.Life has gotten back to normal. Lots of rest and relaxation. Duncan has been playing tug-o-war with Evie. Evie loves tug and no one ever wants to play.Mom is pretty jealous. I mean look at all the christmas cards I received just yesterday! These all came on the same day!! Mom has gotten one christmas card...tee hee. But of course, she hasn't sent hers out yet (or mine!). Mom says she'll help me get it done this week.
Wookie has been feeling good but sounding terrible. His cough is awful. But he has gotten downright frisky. When Mom comes home from work and lets him out of his cage he tears around top speed (and I do mean a run) and circles Mom's legs. He also thinks he is the cat's meow, literally. This is a picture of him squeezing out of the cat door to the basement. He has discovered that he can fit through there and get into the basement where there is cat food, dog food and a litter box. Mom says that he poops in the same room the cat box is, she figures he has decided to become feline. I'm pretty sure he doesn't know how awful that sounds. Maybe he really is a cat and not a dog? Do you think?

And finally I have some video of me showing off my backyard and barking skills. Duncan and Evie helped. This was taken a couple days ago before the snow. But that other dog is Winston the chocolate lab that lives behind us. I still think he is trespassing on my turf. But he is nice enough.

Normal day in my backyard.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Well Mom found them with the help of some strangers who spotted them yesterday. It took an hour and a half at lunchtime and they had been running in a 5 mile radius for 2 days. They are both exhausted and sore. Fanny won't let Mom touch her feet, she growls so you know she doesn't feel good. Starry's hind quarters are lame. She looks just like she did when she first got here all sick and everything. Mom had to carry Starry in from the car.

Mom had to brush all the burrs out of Starry and she had to pick some out of Fanny's skin. Mom did find a open sore on Starry's hind foot, but other than that they don't have any other wounds.

They had definately gotten lost in the woods. Instead of going south off Kathy's land they had gone north. Until they were sighted yesterday they had been out of range of Mom's whistle. Since Fanny is a runner, Mom had taughter her to come to a whistle, good thing too. Starry is partially deaf so she never would have heard Mom calling, but she can hear the loud whistle.

The people who helped Mom find them said they saw them cross the busy country highway and almost get hit by a semi. Fanny stopped at the last minute and Starry did everything that Fanny told her to do. Undoubtably, that is why Starry is still alive. The good people also said that they got close to them at one point but then Fanny ran off and Starry followed. Starry usually is very people friendly.

Mom is amazed at how Fanny took care of Starry and how Starry obeyed her. Fanny is a rescue hero. But I think this is definately Mom's best rescue of all.

I hope with lots of rest and good food and water that they will both be back to their normal selves. For now Mom has been giving them some pain medicine. They both have very sore muscles, Starry can go upstairs to sleep on her own power now..that is a big improvement.

Lastly, a big thank you to my friends. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes. You guys are awesome. Mom is planning to give the good people a reward for their help. She was thinking about sending flowers and a giftcard to a steakhouse. Plus she is taking Kathy out to their favorite Chinese restaurant. This never would have happened if Kathy hadn't put a sign out on the country highway. What do you guys think she should do for them?



back bad shape. More later. M-the-V

Monday, November 27, 2006

Still no sign of them.

Going on night number two. We are all so sad. Mom is crying and feeling frantic. I know she called everyone she could think of. But they are lost at least 10 miles away from home. Evie is so depressed and Lily won't come downstairs except to go outside and eat. Duncan and Wookie don't seem too effected, but I really edgy. M-the-Sad

Please Pray

Please pray my friends. Starry and Fanny are missing. We went to our friend Kathy's house for a run in the woods. Afterward we sat in the house drinking water after the run. Normally, Starry doesn't leave Mom's side. But Fanny opened the door for another run (this is typical) and Starry wanted out. Mom thought she needed to go potty. But apparently she follow Fanny into the woods. We are hoping someone has them and will call today. Starry doesn't have any tags on, but Fanny does. Mom is so upset.


Friday, November 24, 2006

The List

Mom has been feeling pretty bad recently. The loss of Daisie, the time of year that Louie left us last year. Candy's death earlier in the year. Well, I know it has been a particularly rought year on mom in general. I just thought she needed to see a list of the lives she saved, even if just for a while, this year.

Shadow the Aussie, Miss Congeniality The Elkhound, Cimmie the Eskie/Chow Mix

Pecan the Aussie, Fanny the Border Collie/mix, Willow the beauty queen Collie.

Here is a list of Dogs/Bunny we had in our house.

Shadow the Aussie
Pecan the Aussie
Fanny the Border Collie/mix
Mandy the Aussie
Candy the Werewolf (Border Collie/Malamute)
Callie the Bunny
Willow the Collie (and Mom's third love of her life)
Libby the Collie puppy
Starry the Sheltie/Flat Coat Retriever
Cimmie the Eskie/Chow mix
Fern the Dobie/mix puppy
Harry the Black Lab puppy
Gemini the Border Collie/Aussie
Wookie the Pomeranian
Zoe the sweet little Eskie
Duncan the Collie/Border Collie

Those we were instrumental in getting out of the shelter:

Luke the Aussie
Blue the Aussie
Rafe the Aussie
Honey the Sheltie
Miss Congeniality the Norwegian Elkhouse puppy
Hershey the Choclate Lab mix
Chocolate Boy
4 black labs
2 pet rats
The white Jack Russel Terror
3 boxer mix puppies that had been labeled as pits (and therefore doomed)
St Bernard Puppy

Dogs we helped along the way:

Wilson the Eskie
Lola the Aussie (who got to stay with her owner!!)
Mandy the Collie
Sabrina the Boxer puppy dumped from a car
The Main Coon kitten
The old Man lab
St Beatrice the Saint/Collie Mix
Hemingway the Aussie
Maxie the Siberian/Samoyed Mix

Blue, Wookie, Hemingway.

I'm sure I'm forgetting someone, but even if I'm not, Mom and I have done some pretty amazing stuff this year. It has been a hard year, Candy the werewolf, Callie the Bunny and Honey the Sheltie died. Mom is still haunted by the German Shepard puppy that Mom was 20 minutes too late to save...but on a good note we convinced the County Commissioners to stop the pound seizures, so no more animals sold to B class Research Dealers.

And...I'm back to good health, Starry is back to good health, Lily is back to good health, Wookie is back to good health, Duncan is back to good health. And all the dogs who have passed through Mom's house are healthy and in better weight. All in all, we've done pretty well for just one person and a dog. Proof enough that one person CAN make a difference to so many.


Starry, Lola, Zoe, Maxie

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Turkey Day!

Hope all my friends get their turkey! I've got mine! Okay, this is a turkey my oldest human brother made at school. Isn't it cute? I still plan on eating real turkey, so my Mom better be paying attention! Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We are definately counting our blessings here! M-the-V

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Girls are wierd

Well, it is official. Girls are so wierd. They ignore you. They insist on taking all the toys. They like to lay right in the way so you can't go in or out of a room. It's like you have to pay the troll or something. I don't do that...Duncan doesn't do that. And Wookie certainly doesn't do that.

But everyone of the girls in the house do. Well, okay, not Mom, but all the furgirls do.

Well, so what is a guy supposed to do?

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Busy, busy, busy

Well, I've been out of the blog world a little bit. Mom's been busy...there was a christmas parade that Mom took the human brother's to...and get this, she also took their daddy and his girlfriend to the parade. I think she did this for the human brothers. They were pretty happy.

Mom's new job is going really well. She is happy, but pre-occupied. Now that she is happy at work she has too much energy. She has been cleaning...I mean scary cleaning. She went through the closets and the boys clothes...she rearanged the furniture, cleaning underneath for goodness sake. Tonight she has all her candles burning and she keeps sniffing and smiling. It is kinda wierd.

Life has been happier here, although I know that Mom is still sad about Harry. He hasn't been adopted yet and is still at the rescue kennel. But it is quieter here. Mom says she wants to keep Duncan..I wouldn't mind he and I get along. I just wish she would get rid of Lily. Duncan has gotten pretty protective of Mom and the human brothers. He even nipped Mom's ex husband when he picked up the littlest brother. Mom was shocked, but laughed later.

So anyway, I've been keeping busy putting the christmas card list into an excel format so I can merge it easily. I was going to get all dressed up for my christmas card picture...but I think I'd rather take a nap on the blankie that Nanny made me. I hope everyone is doing well....


WELCOME HOME FREDA!!!! I missed you.


Sunday, November 12, 2006

He's gone, he's gone

Oh yah yah yah!!!


Did I mention Harry is gone?

He's GONE!


Duncan and I got a 3 hour car ride, ending at our friend Kathy's house...course Stella the terrorist was there...and she's awful. But he's GONE!

Course Mom is sad cause she had to take him to the kennel.

But did I mention he is GONE?


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hey Boomer!!!

Hey Hot Stuff!!
Fanny and I wanted to try and distract you from the "in-laws" whatever they are. So we posed for a glamour shot. Smooches!

We hope you are impressed! - love Evie and Fanny

PS. Maxey is still pouting in his cage, which is silly Mom isn't THAT hurt, just stressed out.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Out of solitary confinement...

Well Mom invited me to sleep on her bed last night. It was boys only with Duncan, Poo and me. Harry wasn't included cause he wasn't supposed to still be with us.

You were all right, Mom did forgive me, but she still is limping just a bit. And I still feel pretty bad. Duncan got to go for a long car ride with Mom and she didn't take me cause she was mad at me.


Saturday, November 04, 2006

I'm in trouble...

Mom says I'm in going to be living in the dog house for a while. I'm not sure what that means, but I guess she is pretty mad. You see, Lily stole some food out of a bowl and when Mom grabbed her to put her in the cage she got mad and tried to pick a fight with me. So I got ticked and started barking back...then I went and grabbed Mom slipper to punctuate my position with neck breaking, only...Mom's foot was in the slipper. I ended up draging my canine tooth along the top of her foot and hurting her.

I feel really bad...and I was going to post about some good news...but Mom says I can't have computer time right now...(sniff)

M-the-Pathetically Sorry

Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Lambshank redemption...

Or How Maxey spent his birthday. A narrative by M-the-V
My day started out pretty good. Mom gave me some extra treats for breakfast. A whole slice of cheese to myself.
But then I found out that Sunshade had dumped me for another Airedale.
I was a little upset.
But then Miss Shannon came over to let me and the rest of the doggies outside at lunchtime. I love Miss Shannon, and she likes me best anyway.
Then Miss Amy came by and you know what she DID!
YES, she put HARRY in a crate! HARRY!
When Mom came home we all went outside for a potty break and then had dinner.
After the kids went to their father's house Mom put me in the car.
and do you know where she took me dear canids?
Mom took me to Pet Supplies Plus!
But as an added plus she didn't make me go inside. I don't really like going inside and always insist on riding in the cart.
When she returned she had a HUGE LAMB BONE!
AND she didn't have bones for anyone else!
So there I was gnawing on a juicy raw lamb bone, riding around with my mom.
Getting my ears rubbed as I gnaw a lamb bone. It doesn't get any better.
But then Mom stopped at a house and after a few minutes and put a little blue merle Aussie girl in the back. She is very pretty.

Mom had to transport her a little ways. She was very nervous. When we got to the house, she was running in the fenced backyard and wouldn't come in the house. So Mom got me out of the car to help her understand. She did, cause I'm good at that. Plus I really liked her, she was impressed with my handsome tri-ness. Her name is Lola. They gave us lots of treats to help get her more comfortable. I like treats.
Anyway, Mom and I headed home. I was rather bored with the lamb bone by now so I just positioned myself for lots of strokes and scritches. When we got home Mom threw my bone in the backyard. But Lily found it and took it inside. Then Evie got it....then Duncan...then Fanny took off with it.
So today I was looking for it. I looked in the toy bin.


I looked in Harry's cage.


I looked in the Wookie's cage and box bed. (He chose the bed himself, Mom tried to get something nice for him.)

Then I went to Mom's room and checked under the bed. That is where Fanny likes to hide.

I found Fanny (can you see her looking creepy in the picture?)
But now lamb bone.

I found my cat, Schnitzel, there. He looks mean, but he isn't. He helped raise me when I was a young pup.

But no lamb bone.

Look at this mess! Obviously Mom has been slacking on her cleaning duties under the bed. I see a chewed up sippy cup. A chewed up slipper, a Little Person and...



My birthday isn't even cold .... I get no respect. M-the-V

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

It's my BIRTHDAY!!!!


They say it's my birthday!!dadadaadada
It's my birthday too-hoo!

Mom says she is getting me a bone tonight!!

More later!!!


ps I have my best friends tag on!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Visions of Halloween..

Here are my boys...they traded costumes
The boss' dog, Diamond. He's a firefighter

The boys' pumpkins they carved tonightLucy mom's friend's dog. She's a devil.
Mom went to work as a serial killer. Pretty lame if you ask me. And no, she didn't win the $50 prize, that went to Raggedy Ann. bahahahha

Mom is gonna be a little ticked at me for posting this terrible picture of her...she was trying to look scary. It kinda worked! bahahahha M-the-V