Friday, October 31, 2008

Tricks, treats, and bites

Well, I am all dressed up and ready to go to the howl-o-ween pawty. Here's mother giving me last minute instructions. I do wish she would wear clothes that fit properly. As you can see, I am quite worried that her had is going to be eaten by her sleeve. Fashionista, she is NOT.


Where are those girls?? Here I am looking and looking. How loooong does it take girls to get ready??

I'll just stand here and wait... with my football.


Ahhh, at last... here comes Kathrine dressed up as a princess. (She thinks she's one).


Molly's 5th birthday party 090


Zorra doesn't like to dress up, but she did stand next to this pumpkin decoration before we jetted off to England!


See you all at the pawty!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Vicious rumors!!

We found that there are vicious rumors circulating a website regarding mom. Well.... click here. My mom is getting blamed for something that well, she did cause. BOL.

As you know, we just couldn't take Avery right now. Even though Mom really, really wanted to add Avery to our family. :( We are still in the midst of training Zorra and Sam in everything and, well, I just don't have enough time to make sure those 2 pups are where they need to be! Of course, I would have loved another pup to raise around here.

I mean, really, if Mom had just done as asked, then Avery's mom wouldn't have had a mental breakdown or something. We sure are sorry about your mom having a carnival freaky headache from banging it against her desk. We told Mom that it was HER fault, and she should accept the blame. But, our mom is clueless. She refuses to accept that responsibility.



We say get a grip! Avery's mom - you are over on the darkside now with a terrier mix. But, we're here for ya, Avery. We can be cousins.

We can even bring the flyball jumps we have up sometime for you to practice on. Sam just started flyball and he thinks he is wicked fast. Not as fast as me, of course.

We think your mom is doing a great thing by getting you into obedience training first, Avery. You might not like it at first, but think of all those treats you'll get and all the alone time you'll get with your mom. We're here for ya, Avery. And, Mom decided that in your honor, she will pledge to Auntie's marathon walk money to the Husky rescue. (Well, she's actually hoping that will cause your mom to take the voo doo pins out of the doll she assembled to look like Mom).

Peace out, Cousin Avery. We can't wait until you send us pics like these....



Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hiking, Hiking, and lots o' sniffing

Hello pals. Guess what.. this week, instead of working, mother and I went on a trail walk! Mother always wanted to walk a newly dedicated trail, the Whitewater Canal Trail in Metamora. We were in Metamora for a function that evening. But, we weren't working. Just mother and I went this time, but Katie and Zorra are coming the next time we go.

Come on!! Let's go!


Here is the start of the trail. It is a bit over 5 miles round trip. I was anxious to get started.


I met many strange creatures along the way. This was some kind of a sheep head stuck in a straw bale.

Then, we noticed it was part of something called a "corn maze." It is this common thing amount midwestern hoomans that happens during Autumn. They find it necessary to design mazes through cornfields and then try to get lost in them, as they "find their way out."

Here are some hoomans shelling corn with an antique sheller.



This little girl is trying her hand at roping the sheep head I described earlier. She wasn't very successful, but tried anyway!

We finally came across a map to tell us where we were. Not very far yet, Mother. Let's go.



Mother grew up on a farm and Grandfather always refers to this as "money." Looks like corn to me??



Along the trail, I hought I hit the mother lode. TENNIS BALLS!! Until I bit into one. Blech. Over ripe crab apples.

Finally, out of the cornfields and into the woods. OHHH the smells!!


MOTHER THERE IS SOMETHING OVER THERE!!! Let's go!!


Mother said that it was time to walk back as we had to go to our event in town. Booo. Also, she wasn't taking as many photos. We had hiked about 4 miles and SHE was getting tired.



So, we walked past the money again....


Mother, the trail seems to have gotten longer. Carry me.... WHAT? NO? Well....

Look one of the canal horses... perhaps he will give us a ride??


Mother just kept walking and we finally made it back to Metamora. It was good to see Grandmother and Grandfather at their store. More about the "event" in a later post.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Festivities

As you know, we all have to go to work with Mother on the weekends in Metamora. Now is a fun time since all the stores are decorated for Fall, and some are decorated for Howloween.


Here's Katie in front of Grandmother's store. Mother decorated the store outside with all sorts of things.
This old house next to us is also a shop. If you click on the photo, you can see they put a graveyard in their front yard!! We are not sure if it is real or not. We are not sure where they got all those bodies, but they are lying out all over the place! I must remember not to poo in their yard!


Scaredy cat Zorra got brave and went to talk to this Zombie. I'm not sure what they are talking about, but I didn't want to know!!


Here I am next to these huge pumpkins. These would have made great pies. I hope that mother remembers that and gets to baking! I am really in the mood for a PIE.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Hiya Kids

We were over visiting the Corgi Lounge, sniffing around for a martini or something, when we saw that the girls found a GREAT website. So, we had to try it out, too. Here is what ours looks like


I think Sam talks too much about Mom..... he is the ONLY one who calls her Mother. (He's a mama's boy).

Friday, October 17, 2008

Last weekend




Last weekend, we had our last outdoor agility trial for the year. I am happy that it wasn't too cold. I get cold pretty easy, simply because my coat isn't as furry as Katie's or Sam's. Sometimes I think they roll their eyes at me when I start shivering.

Only me and Katie were competing. Sammie was just along for the ride. I thought I would show you how I get into the zone getting ready for my run.

In USDAA agility, they give out maps so you can plan how your are going to run. I like to study the course for a long time beforehand. I take my pencil and carefully outline the most efficient path. I commit it to memory before I run. I make sure I stretch my muscles, warm up and hydrate myself.


Here's how Katie prepares for her run..... lying down. I think she is visualizing going over a jump?


Sammie entertains everyone and eats a whole tube of Pringles. Then, he tells more jokes. I don't think that is the proper way to mentally prepare?


Anway, it didn't matter what he did. He wasn't competing this time. Even though I find Katie's pre-run routine rather lax, she did get a qualifying score and ran very well according to Mommi.

I, also got a qualifying score. And, in my opinion did excellent all weekend.

But, I have to talk to these two about proper training schedules, etc.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My trip to Metamora


Hi everydoggie,

First, today is our bloggerversary. It has been one entire year that we have had our bloggie, and made such great pals. Thanks to everyone for being our buddies and saring your doggie lives with me, Katie, and Sammie.

Sammie wrote about his trip to Metamor last week, and I am going to write about mine now. I love ti when mommi takes me with her to work. But, this time, mommi was sitting outside and that is not the way it usually is. normally, she sits INSIDE working with grandma.

I was sitting outside and mommi had a nice blanket for me, but I was still cold. I was still shivering, and when mommi asked me if I wanted to go inside, I said YES. It was nice and warm in there with grandma, and I greeted everyone from behind the counter. I got lots of pets and treats that day. i really loved it.

I met lots of other puppies, too. mommi and i were walking around, since i needed to stretch my legs. guess what I saw?? TWO, count 'em TWO wire fox terriers walking on leashes, next to each other.. with ALL THEIR PAWS on the ground. mommi and i couldn't believe it, and we decided that we had to meet them and tell them about Sammie.

We caught up with them and found out their names. They were Lilly, who is 4 years onld, and Phoebe, who was 11.

Mommi asked their mom and dad how the 2 pups could walk through a crowd on all 4 legs. Their mom and dad just laughed. We told them all about Sammi and Katie and all the activities that we all have. Lilly's mom was amazed that Sam did rally. She said that she might try Lilly in obedience (mommi and I laughed). Or, rally.. or maybe even agility!



Phoebe is a rescue like us. Actually, her original mom passed away and now she has a nice home with a lot of love. They were very nice and were actually not obnoxious like Sammie, that is for sure.


I really enjoyed working with grandma, especially. I love my grandma the bestest.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Catching up

Hello Bloggerpals,

We, again, have been almost too busy to keep up with our blog. Our mother is just insane and is not letting us use the computer. So, in an effort to keep us happy, she purchased a Mac AirPort (not one for planes) where we all could have an internet connection. But, alas, she is not bright enough to configure it properly! So, I will have to wait for her to pass out from sheer frustration and do it for her later! Poor mother, she is not the brightest bulb in the pack.

First, we would like to thank everyone who voted in our poll regarding Avery.



It was a landslide to add Avery to our pack, but... mother said now is not the time. BOOOOOO BOOOOO, I say. I mean, seriously, what IS one more dog!

Over the weekend, Mother went to Metamora to work at the annual Canal Days Festival. I was allowed to go on Sunday. Zorra went on Saturday, and she will write about her day in a subsequent post.

First, Mother and I went to go pick up a mystery passenger for our van ride. Mother would not tell me who it was until our passenger arrive. It was Rebecca!! Oh, I was so delighted. Rebecca introduced me to my Mother. Rebecca knew me as a small pup with my first Mother, (or my real mother as I refer to her). But, I was too energetic for my real mother, and I came to live where I am now. But, I still get to visit with my first mother and Rebecca now and again. I cannot even say HOW excited I was when I realized that we were spending the entire day together.

During Canal Days, my mother sits outside the store and sells items, since it is a festival. Rebecca came with us on Sunday because Auntie had to make a trip and couldn't help.

I sat outside for a while and greeted everyone. And, the best part was Mother gave me part of her breakfast. Then, I ate a big treat, and then... I ate something else. Well, all of the sudden, I didn't feel so well. Mother took me inside to sit with Grandmother and help her out. Then... everything started to spin and... well... what goes down sometimes comes up as they say. But, after, I felt much better. I stayed inside and helped Grandmother for the rest of the day, since I was still feeling a bit woooozy. I don't let a little upset tummy stop me from doing my shop duties, although I was a bit miffed when Grandmother and Grandfather did not give me a bite of their corndogs.



All in all, I had a glorious day meeting up with old friends and meeting all these new ones.

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