Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mom and Dad Should Retire!

We got to play tug of war with our dad last night! It was so much fun! We want our mom and dad to retire. They should stay home and play with us every day. They should take us on long bike rides in the country and trips to the snow. They should take naps with us. Our mom says they can't retire yet. They have to work to put food in our bowls. She says to keep our paws crossed so they can win the lottery!

Monday, February 18, 2008

More DWB Presents

Something for my best barking buddies, Ginger, Sparky, and Crikit....

A new theme for Pacco de Mongrel....

And encouragement for Peanut!

Presents For My DWB Friends

A special present for Amber-Mae, who dances with the stars....

Something in honor of Frasier's Jack Russell attitude....

An award for fashionista extraordinaire, Lorenza.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sunday Bike Ride on a Dirt Road

My mom and dad found a country dirt road about 30 minutes from where we live. It's a perfect place to go for an outing. Our leashes come off and we can run for miles next to mom or dad's bicycle. Occasionally, we get sidetracked by a ground squirrel or lizard. Last Sunday, we stopped to visit the horses. We came home tired but it was a terrific Sunday afternoon ride!

Friday, February 15, 2008

How Many Dogs Does It Take To Change a Light Bulb?

This joke has circulated around the internet a few times but it's cuter with pictures and still lots of fun!

1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?

2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.

3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!

4. Rottweiler: Make me.

5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.

6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!

7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation.

8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.

9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb!

10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.

11. Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Or "We don't need no stinking light bulb."

12. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?

13. Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle...

14. Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thanks For the Award, Crikit, Ginger and Sparky

Crikit, Ginger, and Sparky gave me this "so special award." THANK YOU! I hate to admit it but I have a little crush on Sparky but he already lives with two females. What could he possibly see in me? Oh, well, go check him out for yourself. Isn't he the ultimate gentleman of the new millenium?

Monday, February 11, 2008

Caught In the Act! Caught On the Couch!

I'm in big trouble! My aunt Dimity caught me on the couch in the front room. We're not supposed to be on the furniture but Bina and I ignore the rules when my mom and dad are at work. I knew enought to look guilty for the camera, though!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Dogs With Jobs As Poll Watchers

My mom hasn't let me blog lately because my family had a very important job. Our garage was a precinct polling place in California's Presidential Primary Election on Tuesday, February 5. Plus, we were all precinct workers. My mom told us our job was to guard the precinct but we had to be nice to the voters, too.

Last weekend, my dad had to clean the garage. Then, we set up the voting booths, touch screen machine, and all the ballots and supplies. On Monday night after work, my mom got the coffee ready and baked cookies. Some people come to vote in person just for her homemade cookies!

On Tuesday morning, we got up at 5:00 a.m. We had to get the polls ready to open at 7:00 a.m. From the moment the garage door opened in the morning until the polls closed at 8:00 p.m., more than 200 voters came to our house. During lulls in the voting, my mom and I inspected the voting booths to make sure they were clean and safe.

After closing the polls, my mom and dad had to do a lot of paperwork to account for every ballot. Then, we had to seal the voted ballots in a special box and deliver everything to an elections drop-off location. We didn't sit down to dinner until 9:30 p.m.
My mom said it was a really long day and she's getting too old to work that hard. But, we had a great time! Our family was home on a day when they would normally be at work. Election day means corned beef for dinner. We got to greet our neighbors and their dogs, when they brought them. And, we got to bark at the mailman from the front yard instead of from behind a fence! A good day, all in all!