Paws and sign the guestbook:(Humans w/o pets welcome to sign, too!)

I have personally received pay from this company for surveys:


Monday, July 13, 2009

Animal Rescue Site Needs Help...

This is pretty simple.... Please ask ten friends to ask ten others today! The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their web site daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute (How about 20 seconds)
to go to their site and click on the purple box 'fund food for
animals' for free. This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate
sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.

'Tricia Agnew

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Waiting On Mom

Sometimes I just wish mom didn't have to is soo boring waiting for her to get done. Guess I will just sit in this chair, look away, and maybe she will feel sorry for me...what do you think?
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Thursday, July 9, 2009

petcentric: Dog Videos

We are going to try this test this weekend. I sure hope Prissy doesn't beat my score...she would never let me hear the last of it. Anyway, if you have already done this, please share your scores. If you have not, join Prissy and I, in trying it out...I will post our scores(good, bad, and ugly) just for laughs!We love everyone, no matter if they are smart or not! (Also, if Prissy beats my score, I still have my good looks! Wood! Woof!)

petcentric: Dog Videos

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mom Caught Her Mistake

Sorry, everyone. Mom had the incorrect link to her new site. It is now fixed! Please check it out and let her know what you think. (B4Toed-link on the right)

Have a cool day! (It is hot here again this week...UGH!) We are catching up with our reading, since we cannot stay outside too long.

Garland woman keeps 118 turtles in backyard sanctuary | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Dallas News on Yahoo! | The Dallas Morning News

This is definitely different! Don't know how she keeps her dogs from getting out and chasing the turtles...but guess a leg in the door blocks them. (We would go nuts trying to get at those turtles to see what they are up to if they were in our yard!)

Garland woman keeps 118 turtles in backyard sanctuary | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Dallas News on Yahoo! | The Dallas Morning News

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God knew what He was creating...Man's Best Friend-the dog

Dog lovers have always known how smart our companions are and it looks like others are finally catching up with us:

Monday, July 6, 2009

Austin Bar to Dog-Friendly Church

Austin Bar to Dog-Friendly Church

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Rainy Days and Mondays...woohoo

A Toot and a Snore in '74 album coverImage via Wikipedia

Today we finally got rain!!! Prissy and I will be inside today plotting against the cats. (Not really, we like them.) More likely, we will probably be snoozing most of the day away. Mom swears that we snore...I just don't believe it. She claims that she is going to tape record us one day and put it on the blog, just to prove it to us both that it is true! She says we snore louder than a man sometimes.

Mom also claims that those strange noises that happen sometimes are my fault. I will be laying there and all of a sudden I will hear this strange noise behind me...I jump to see what it is. Whenever mom stops laughing so hard, she claims that I am the one who made that noise! How dare she!I have dignity, I would not make strange noises!!! You know, there is always strange smell right after that noise, too...still haven't figured that out? But, I have made it my job to find that culprit and settle this once and for all!

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sample of mom's new blog...enjoy

I found this fascinating quote today:

Just a little background information step-dad has always been a prankster and has a wonderful sense of humor. Obviously I must have recognized this the first few weeks my parents started dating. Because, after they had gone out about two weeks, I followed him into the kitchen and asked, "When are you going to ask my mom to marry you?". Now, I am almost certain my mom was totally shocked and wanted to climb under the table at that particular moment. However, forty plus years later, they are still, I must have chosen well in my only attempt to arrange a, B4Toed, Jul 2009

You should read the whole article.

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Mom has her own blog

Mom started a new blog today...check it out. Yes, she will still be writing for me, too. Remember, it is the first day...she will be adding to it real soon. Let her know what you think! Happy 4th of July!!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Fourth of July

This is the weekend to celebrate for humans, I on the other hand do not particularly enjoy fireworks. Scares the bark right out of me!!! People around here can get crazy with those fireworks. We live in they are not supposed to shoot them off here, but they continue to do it. Mom likes watching them for some reason??? I don't understand why we have to stand outside with a water hose hooked up when they start shooting those chaser things? I jumped up on Mom last year and almost knocked her over trying to get her back inside to safety! She says it has something to do with our house being wood....??? They did start a fire in the neighbor's yard last year with those things, so I guess that has something to do with it, too. So, if you enjoy loud bangs and flashes, have fun...I will be inside!!! (unless Mom goes outside...ugh!)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

This is wrong on so many levels!

I was checking out some websites and you will not believe what I saw... just look at this injustice..."Halle Berry hugging an imposter!!!!" I AM THE REAL dare that imposter take my hugs!!! (They are much bigger than I am, so guess I won't raise too much of a ruckus with them...don't think mom is big enough to protect me from that animal! Also, don't want to be that animal's lunch!) But, come have to admit, I am much cuter, softer, and not soaking wet. (Okay, sometimes I am soaking wet...but that is beside the point.) Well, she just doesn't know what she missed.

Monday, June 29, 2009

We won!!!

Hi, everyone! If you love to play games, join our team on IWon! We earned $2,000.00 for the Best Friend's Animal Society. We were ranked #2, but just for playing and having fun, that is great for the animals! Join us today...just click on the banner in my page, or go to IWon and sign up there. Hope you are having a great day.

What a weekend!

Hi, everyone! Wow, it has been a hot weekend here! 101 degrees several days. Prissy, the gang, and I have been inside most of the weekend. The humidity is too much even for us pets!

Mom stayed home this weekend, too. The a/c in the truck went out, so until she gets that fixed... I know she will not be taking me on any drives around town. I hate not being able to go for rides, but I will definitely wait! What can I say...I am spoiled to a/c just like she is! (That is why mom installed a misting system out back several years help keep me cool when we are outside. Hey, it was either that, or to shear my beautiful hair, and I was having none of that! Even though I teased her about it in another writing.)

Mom is going to be working evenings soon, so we will be able to enjoy the days together playing. It is cooler in the mornings, so I don't mind being outside then. Speaking of to run for now. Play time!!! Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hot tomales!!! (I know...tamales!)

Not the is hot as hot tamales here in Texas!!! Prissy and I (and the kittens) are all staying inside the past few days to stay cool. It is a little more boring than being outside, but at least it is not burning up. We have been reaching a heat index over 100 this week and it is only June. I hope that is not what it will be like later this summer, but around here it will probably get hotter. Wonder how I would look with no hair??? Just thinking cool thoughts...don't think my mom would let me do that, though...just an idea.

We haven't chased any wild cats up the tree lately. So, guess they are lucky it is hot, huh? Except that our cats and us are cool and they have to fend for themselves. (That is if the animal catcher doesn't get them first.) I don't know if they belong to someone, but if they do...they need to take them to their house and keep them away from our cats! I wouldn't tell anyone, but our kittens are kind of growing on me now. They even come up and rub noses with me. I don' t particularly like that, but I just growl a little bit and they eventually go on and play somewhere else. However, if they are not where I can see them...I still go looking for them. Have to make sure they are safe...guess it is my herding nature.

Mom is getting ready to cook, so guess I had better go supervise that. She may give me a sample if I am good. Have a great evening everyone!

PS: This is a picture of one of those wild cats sitting on my truck! How dare they!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Time Fly's with us...

Hi, everyone! Wow, I cannot believe it has been so long since we have posted anything. Mom has been real busy with her job and trying to keep all of the kittens together. Their mom disappeared about a week after they were born, so mom had to bottle feed them for a while. We lost the little one with the white bowtie mustache. She or he refused to eat anything or drink anything after her/his mom left. We miss them, they were so cute!!! The other kittens are real active now...still a little small, but getting large enough where mom can try and find new families for them all. Prissy's dad may take some of them with him to the farm in a few weeks.

We have been pretty much staying inside the last few days. It poured here the other night and it is still muddy. Prissy and I do not like getting mud on us....guess we are a little Anyway, it is supposed to be a nice hot weekend, so we should be able to get out there then!

I will try to catch up reading everyone's blogs soon. Have a great day!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Cat Protectors...ssshhhhh

Okay, though we would never admit it to anyone...we are sort of fond of our cats. Prissy and I had a stray cat get in our yard the other day and it was our duty to protect our cats. We chased that cat all over the yard and cornered it by the fence! We were just about to grab it when mom whistled for us to stop barking. When we turned around, the cat took off. So, we decided to ignore mom, and chased it up the tree. Bet that darn cat won't show up in our yard again! How dare that is our job to chase our cats!Too bad we couldn't climb trees like that other border collie in the video...or that cat would have been in big trouble!Remember...

Hope everyone is having a great day! Chat with you later!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

White mustache kitten and other kittens...our new additions.

2 gray kittens were born...

2 black kittens were with the white mustache!Grey kitten on the right is one of the ones from above. There are 4 of us all together.

Monday, April 13, 2009

4 new kittens

Moma kitty had 4 new kittens. They are having to stay in the large cage with their mom right now, so Prissy won't eat them. She thinks they are toys. One is soooo cute, it is mostly black with a little bit of white on it's breast bone...but what makes her/him unique is that it has a solid black face and above the top lip there is white hair shaped exactly like a bow tie!!! So funny!!! Mom is going to try to get some pictures of all of them to put on here before the weekend. We will be giving them away, though...Mom says there are already too many of us. We just have to wait until they are weined from their mom. We will miss them, but they will go to good homes I am sure.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dad at Comedy Barn

Hi, everyone! Sorry we haven't updated in a while. We missed you, too. If you want a good laugh, you just have to see this!!! The man in the middle steals the show!!! Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Simon Sez

My mom's friend sent this to her today. It was from 2 years ago, but it is still funny! Hope you enjoy...dogs really are smarter than people think sometimes.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Mom is still studying...

Sorry we haven't been able to update regularly lately. Mom is still studying for her new job. So, possibly next week she will be able to start updating my blog again for me. Oh...we have some new kittens. Moma kitty had kittens...she has hidden them somewhere, but we heard them the other day. I will let you know how many she had, etc. when we finally get to see them. Any ideas about names??? Anyone need some kittens? lol

Hope everyone is doing great and we will catch up with everyone later!

Friday, February 27, 2009

No, no, no....not now!

Boring, is training for her new job, so we aren't playing frisbee. We tried kisses and hugs, but she said, "...not now". So, Prissy and I are entertaining ourselves outside, by chasing anything moving, and barking at all of the people on the street. They are fixing up the rental across the street from us...we have been barking at him all day long. He hasn't been answering us and has totally ignored our barks. I don't understand why he wasn't scared of us? Maybe because we are behind a fence?

Anyway, time for dinner...just wanted to drop a few lines to my pals and wish you all a happy evening!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pizza party

Today is a special day for ordered pizza for everybody. You would have thought that she had set down a steak. We haven't had pizza in a long time and Prissy's dad paid for us to get pizza as a special treat. We all looked like the fish do when you throw food into the water for them to eat....we swarmed the box! Mom gave each of us a slice... okay Prissy and I got more than one slice...but the cats only got one. (Prissy and I are bigger, so we deserved more, in my opinion.) It was our favorite...hamburger and cheese. Mom didn't get all the veggies since we were going to eat some. I feel very lucky to have gotten pizza today, since I acted so nutty last night.

Did I mention that we got put in bed early last night? Well, we did a bad thing...according to mom...I think it is still debatable. Prissy is always trying to eat my, and everyone else's food, in the house before she eats her own. She got into a little of my food one too many times and I growled at her. She growled back at me, so we kind of tussled...til mom yelled at us to stop and get in our beds! She said that she wasn't going to tolerate that kind of behavior from us...whatever that meant??? I was just trying to let Prissy know I was tired of her stealing my I don't know what the big deal was. Anyway, we got put in bed early. We have been super good today and didn't fight at all over the pizza either! Plus we are giving mom kisses and hugs all day...cause we don't want to go to bed early tonight! Woof Woof

Monday, February 23, 2009

McElway Basketball Story

Okay, this has nothing to do with dogs....well maybe a story about a perceived "underdog". This was sent to my mom by her sis and we just had to show it to everyone! Someone had faith in the underdog and look what happened. Awesome results!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Swimming with two of the Four Muskateers...

Since we do not have swimming weather yet, thought I would share our buddies site with you. This is Joyce and Cody having fun at the swimming pool. Makes us want to go swimming! But, we don't have a pool like this around here..looks like a lot of fun, though!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Prissy is finally free at last!!!

Woo hoo!!! Prissy is back to normal now!No more separation required!! (For those of you who didn't see previous posts...Prissy has been in heat and we had to stay separated. Mom didn't want puppies.) Now we are back to chasing the neighbor's dog up and down the fence line!I didn't know I actually missed the little dickens so much...don't tell her that, though!~

We have barked at the mail lady, chased the neighbor's dogs (from our side of the fence), eaten, barked some more, eaten some more, chased the cats....oh, what a glorious day it has been!!! Hope you are having a great day where you are, too!

PS: Mom is very happy, more whining from us!

Pampering Pets Texas Style!

This is a great idea!If there were enough people in my area who would do this, it would be a great business to start! I live outside Dallas a little, so most people here do their own pampering of their pets. But, check this site out....too cool! This would work great for me...since I am not too fond of being around strangers...


Don't forget to vote! Friday

Hey guys, don't forget to go by Mason Dixie's site and vote for your favorite award design! I already cast my ballot, now it's your turn!


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

No curbside kissing allowed...

Wonder if you can take your pets and kiss them goodbye at the station? They aren't on the sign...


Maybe I should show this sign to Prissy about no kissing?( She doesn't know what a curb is... Bricks could be a curb for all she knows!) Then I would have to get my mom to change my main picture on my blog. Oh well, guess I won't tell her...for now.

Love the mail lady today!

Oh boy, oh boy! The mail lady was nice to us today...even though I still barked at her arrival. She brought us a package from Prissy's dad with all kinds of goodies in it! Woof woof!!!!

We got a new leash...been needing another one since Prissy chewed through our old ones. Plus we got a chili flavored Slim Jim apiece! (kind of like a beef jerky) He also sent us some of our favorite chewing gum...spearmint flavored. Did I mention that we love gum? If not....we do!!! Now if mom will just keep those darn cats out of the way, so we can eat our Slim Jim's in peace, it will be a perfect day! Actually, we do share it with the don't feel too sorry for them.(But, we do not share our gum! They will have to use something else to get their minty fresh breath!)

It is a beautiful day today, so I am going to run play some frisbee. It is supposed to get colder again tomorrow and you know mom doesn't play frisbee if it gets too cold outside. Hope you all have a great evening!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Texas State Flower-Bluebonnet Festival -This will take you to the page that will tell you more about the Bluebonnet Festival.

Yucky day

Well, the weather has changed again and it is now misty and foggy! Prissy and I have been sleeping most of the day since we can't go outside and play frisbee or anything. The cats have been taking turns sitting in mom's lap while she has been working today. Don't know what has gotten into them, but they think they cannot last more than a few minutes on the floor! She puts them back on the floor and they promptly jump right back up in her lap. They are kind of cute...and they aren't pulling on my tail as often as they used to. So, guess they are starting to get used to me now?Think I will let them stay... lol.

Hopefully mom will get her camera fixed soon so we can put some more pictures on here. The bluebonnet season is coming and we should be able to get several good ones when they start blooming. Plus they have a huge polka festival coming to town in May...maybe we can get some pictures of the parade and costumed people.??? We'll see what happens! Have a great evening and give your pets an extra hug.

Monday, February 16, 2009

lol funny dog

We were bored and didn't have anything to, thought we would share this older video of this smart dog with you. Dogs are definitely smart, huh?!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Having a chocolate meltdown?

Hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day and got some sweet gifts! (...wipe that chocolate off your face...) I guess my mom hid any chocolate she may have had, since we can't eat it...not for lack of trying, though. She has to hide all chocolate from Prissy. I normally don't mess with anything on the table, so she didn't think anything about leaving chocolate kisses there in a dish when Prissy was younger. Prissy got in there when mom was busy, stole the candy, and ate all of the chocolates...wrappers and all! Mom was real worried, but it didn't seem to affect Prissy any. So, now mom hides anything she doesn't want us to eat...especially anything chocolate. Plus, thanks to Prissy, if we get too knows to come looking for us, cause we're probably into something. Bummer!

R.E.A.D. Therapy dogs

This is a great organization for children who have problems reading. They also accept pets into the program, after training. So, if you are a dog who can lay still for hours, like strangers, etc...check into being a R.E.A.D. dog!You could make a huge difference in the life of children!


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Mom's mom sent this...just had to share!

If you know the author, let us know...we would like to give paws!Special thanks to Mason Dixie for telling us how to fix the photo! Woof!








Thursday, February 12, 2009

My strange behavior

My mom noticed something today that I do quite often. I do not know why I do this, but I do. It seems that anytime my mom offers me something to eat (people food), she must take a bite first, before I will eat it. This includes my favorites, like pizza, burgers, etc. I guess that I want to make sure it is worthy of her tastes...if not, I do not want it either! Once she has taken a bite, I will usually eat whatever it is. That is, unless it is fruit or some yucky vegetables. I do not particularly like those things...although, I have been known to eat some bananas with peanut butter. But, don't tell anyone about the bananas...may ruin my meat eating image.

Do you have any quirky behavior? If so, share with me!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lucy: The Tree Climbing Dog

This is Lucy...she is a tree climber. I think she must hang out with some cats, too??? She is the same breed as I am, but I don't climb trees...I haven't mastered that trick.

New day, new friends

Hello, everyone! It is a beautiful day today! All of the bad storms are gone and the sun is once again shining brightly. I even got to go for another ride with my mom a few minutes ago. I love that!

I met some awesome friends today, too! I signed up with ""-they tell you everything about scotties that you could ever want to know. There are some great humans on this site, too! They allowed me to join, so they must be awesome...since we all know I am not a scottie. (Not to mention, I already made several friends and have only signed up today!!! How cool!!!) Check them out!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pet friendly travel

Before your next road trip visit this site for places that happily accommodate your pets. I am part of the family in my house and I am happy to go places with my mom!I don't want to be left at home or at the kennel and I am sure your parents don't want to leave you home either. So send them here and enjoy your trip:


Monday, February 9, 2009

Free Screen Cleaner

My mom's mom sent her this tonight...I have seen it before, but knew you would all enjoy it, too.

Evening walk...

We went out for an evening walk (mom says I "drag", not walk.) I really am trying to do better, but I just can't help being excited with life! I have to check out everything and mark every bush so other dogs know that I was there. I did real good this time, though...I didn't bark at anyone, or any cars tonight! I am so proud of myself!!! I even got mom to grin by being so good. (She hasn't grinned a lot lately because of my whining all day! I just can't seem to help myself. I know mom will be glad when Prissy is out of heat!) The cats were all waiting at the door for my return. I can't believe they missed me so much. Okay, maybe it was mom they missed, cause they took off when I came in the door first. Anyway, have a great night and I will talk to you tomorrow!

Rainy Monday interferes with my fun...

Hello, everyone. Guess we are kind of boring lately. I had a lot of fun the other day, mom took me riding around in the truck. Of course, I ride up front...I think I am human. Anyway, I think my mom was mainly trying to get me to get my mind off of Prissy and to stop whining. At any rate, I had fun! I love riding as much as I love to play frisbee. I won't be getting to do any of that today because it is raining. Mom doesn't let me get in the truck when it is wet outside. She also doesn't play frisbee when it rains...I tend to jump up on her in my excitement, so she gets all muddy doing that, too. We have too many large trees in the back and not a lot of grass can grow because of the shade, hence mud. At least she did get to rake up some leaves yesterday while it was nice. I love jumping in the piles of least until she stops me. Woof! Woof!

Hope everyone is having a great day and is staying nice and cozy!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Crazy dog--by crazy I mean amazing

I was looking through some videos on You Tube and just had to share this awesome dog story! I couldn't believe sweet! Just shows there is a dog for everyone and everyone for a dog! Enjoy.

Frisbee for lunch!

Whoopee!!!! Mom came outside and played frisbee with me on her lunch. It has started getting windy and cloudy here, but we were still able to play for a little while. Mom's got to get back to work, so I had to herd the cats back in for now. Hope everyone is having a fantastic day!

Puppy size..

Get the kleenex ready! My sis sent me this...enjoy!

Puppy Size... This is one of the neatest stories you will ever hear. You will

know precisely what this little girl is talking about at the end (you'll want

to share this one with your loved ones and special friends)!

'Danielle keeps repeating it over and over again. We've been back to

this animal shelter at least five times. It has been weeks now since

we started all of this,' the mother told the volunteer. 'What is it she

keeps asking for?' the volunteer asked. 'Puppy size!' replied the


'Well, we have plenty of puppies, if that's what she's looking for.

' 'I know... we have seen most of them,' the mum said in

frustration... Just then Danielle came walking into the office

'Well, did you find one?' asked her mum. 'No, not this time,

'Danielle said with sadness in her voice 'Can we come back

on the weekend?'

The 2 women looked at each other, shook their heads and

laughed 'You never know when we will get more dogs.

Unfortunately, there's always a supply,' the volunteer said.

Danielle took her mother by the hand and headed to the door.

'Don't worry, I'll find one this weekend,' she said.Over the next

few days both Mum and Dad had long conversations with her.

They both felt she was being too particular. 'It's this weekend

or we're not looking any more,' Dad finally said in frustration.

'We don't want to hear anything more about puppy size, either,'

Mom added. Sure enough, they were the first ones in the shelter

on Saturday morning. By now Danielle knew her way around,

so she ran right for the section that housed the smaller dogs.

Tired of the routine, mum sat in the small waiting room at the

end of the first row of cages. There was an observation window

so you could see the animals during times when visitors weren't


Danielle walked slowly from cage to cage, kneeling periodically

to take a closer look. One by one the dogs were brought out and

she held each one. One by one she said, 'Sorry, but you're not

the one.' It was the last cage on this last day in search of the

perfect pup. The volunteer opened the cage door and the

child carefully picked up the dog and held it closely.

This time she took a little longer. 'Mum, that's it! I found

the right puppy! He's the one! I know it!' She screamed

with joy. 'It's the puppy size!'

'But it's the same size as all the other puppies you held over

the last few weeks,' Mum said. 'No not size... The sighs.

When I held him in my arms, he sighed,' she said.

'Don't you remember? When I asked you one day what

love is, you told me love depends on the sighs of your

heart. The more you love, the bigger the sigh!'

The 2 women looked at each other for a moment.

Mum didn't know whether to laugh or cry. As she stooped

down to hug the child, she did a little of both.

'Mum, every time you hold me, I sigh. When you and Daddy

come home from work and hug each other, you both sigh.

I knew I would find the right puppy if it sighed when I

held it in my arms,' she said. Then, holding the puppy

up close to her face, she said, 'Mum, he loves me.

I heard the sighs of his heart!'

Close your eyes for a moment and think about the love

that makes you sigh. I not only find it in the arms of my

loved ones, but in the caress of a sunset, the kiss of the

moonlight and the gentle brush of cool air on a hot day.

They are the sighs of God. Take the time to stop and listen;

you will be surprised at what you hear. 'Life is not measured

by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our

breath away.'

Hope your life is filled with Sighs !!!

Unknown Author

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Warm weather fun!

Today is a great day! We now have 68 degrees! Well, at least for the weekend... I love this because I get to go outside and play frisbee today! Woof, woof!!! All day playing, I can't beat that!

The cats are even getting to where they come outside when we play. I love to show off in front of them. They don't know how to catch the frisbee. I still have to herd them back if they get a little too far away from the door, though. Prissy wouldn't like it if I lost her cat!

We are still having to take turns for now, since mom doesn't want any puppies. So, I will be glad when this is over and she can come back out with me and chase the neighbors dog down the fence!

Hope everyone is having a terrific day and we will catch up with you later!

In God We Still Trust - Diamond Rio

Thought I would share...this song says it all!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Weird Border Collie Behavior

Wonder if they could send this dog to my house to teach Shamu and Prissy to clean up after themselves??? Ha!

Dropping the ball lately...

My mom has been dropping the ball lately. We will try to catch up more often now. We have been a little busy. Prissy is in heat, so Mom is keeping us separated. I don't know why she doesn't want puppies? LOL Anyway, hope everyone has a great day and we will catch up later!

Saturday, January 31, 2009


My sister just sent me this and I thought I would share...Brenda

Anyone who has pets will really like this. You'll like it even if you don't and you may even decide you need one!
Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named 'Lucky.' Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy. Inevitably, someone would forget and something would come up missing.
Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in the basement and there the treasure would be, amid all of Lucky's other favorite toys. Lucky always stashed h is finds in his toy box and he was very particular that his toys stay in the box.
It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer. Something told her she was going to die of this fact ,she was just sure it was fatal.
She scheduled the double mastectomy, fear riding her shoulders. The night before she was to go to the hospital she cuddled with Lucky. A thought struck her...what would happen to Lucky?

Although the three-year-old dog liked Jim, he was Mary's dog through and through.

If I die, Lucky will be abandoned, Mary thought. He won't understand that I didn't want to leave him. The thought made her sadder than thinking of her own death.
The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors had anticipated and Mary was hospitalized for over two weeks.

Jim took Lucky for his evening walk faithfully, but the little dog just drooped, whining and miserable.
Finally the day came for Mary to leave the hospital. When she arrived home, Mary was so exhausted she couldn't even make it up the steps to her bedroom. Jim made his wife comfortable on the couch and left her to nap. Lucky stood watching Mary but he didn't come to her when she called. It made Mary sad, but sleep soon overcame her and she dozed.
When Mary woke for a second she couldn't understand what was wrong, she couldn't move her head and her body felt heavy and hot. But panic soon gave way to laughter, when Mary realized the problem.

She was covered, literally blanketed, with every treasure Lucky owned! While she had slept, the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the basement bringing his beloved mistress all his favorite things in life. He had covered her with his love.
Mary forgot about dying. Instead she and Lucky began living again, walking further and further together every day. It's been 12 years now and Mary is still cancer-free.. Lucky? He still steals treasures and stashes them in his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure. every day to the fullest. Each minute is a blessing from God. And never forget.....the people who make a difference in our lives are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care for us.
If you see someone without a smile today give them one of yours! Live simply. Love seriously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God!

Unknown Author

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Severe ice storm warning...time for bleach

Guess this is another dull day...we are under a severe ice storm warning until tomorrow morning. Freezing rain and sleet...just lovely. I am glad that my mom works at home and will not have to travel in it! She used to work at the phone company...she had to be there no matter what! (Kind of like the postal service.) She learned a neat trick to drive in ice though. Some friends of hers used to deliver vans to Colorado. They told her they dabbed bleach on the tread of their tires (all the way around, but not on the sides) and that this would give you little tiny suction holes on your tires and you would not slide. Usually in Texas you don't get much she never really thought about it again.

That is, until two years later! She was coming home one night from work and it was so slippery that the car just slid sideways. (The car slid to the curb even at5 miles an hour.) So she remembered what the older couple had told her. She parked it, walked to the corner store, and bought some bleach. She figured if it worked, great...if not, maybe she could at least get the car back to the office. She got back to the car and used a sponge to dab the bleach on the tread. Then she pulled the car forward and dabbed it on the portion of the tire that had been on the ground.

She was astonished, she got in the car and it did not slide at all!!! She decided to go ahead and attempt to drive the 30 miles home. She had to go up this hill on the way home...scary! People with chains on their tires and in 4x4's couldn't get up the hill...they kept sliding back down. Diesels were off in the ditch, they couldn't get any traction. (The hill had already been sanded, but it was extremely slippery!) Needless to say, she got many strange looks as she headed up the hill without any sliding and safely made it down the other side. Of course, she could only go about 10 miles an hour still. Since that experience she has always kept bleach in her car if the weather was going to be icy!So your tip for the ice is bleach!

However, I am glad she is home with me and doesn't have to go anywhere now. I like it better that way...if I am bored due to the weather, I like my mom here to keep me company!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Mason Dixie's mom is having a great contest! Check it out and join in the fun!


We are going to try and figure out one...we'll see how it goes! Be creative and win the necklace! See you there!

Dreary day

The gang is is dreary, raining, and they expect ice later tonight. I wish we would get that snow, instead of the ice. It would be fun leaving our paw prints in fresh snow. Oh well, guess we will be mostly inside the next few days. UGH!That means no frisbee playing or anything. I hate not being able to play frisbee!

At least I can still bark at the post lady when she drops off the mail. That will be a little bit of fun. Maybe I will have to drag out some old toys and keep the others entertained.Yeah, right! They better watch some tv and stay out of the chips this time!

Hope you all have a great evening! Stay warm!

dramatic cupcake dog

Now this is just cruel! Poor dog!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Potato chip thief in the house...

You will not believe what happened today! My mom was eating a sandwich for lunch and had a can of Pringles potato chips sitting next to her plate on the coffee table. I know what you are probably thinking...but, it wasn't the dogs this time! We were was the cat who did it. Mom was also watching a movie, so I guess the cat knew she was distracted...they jumped up on the coffee table, stuck their head in the top of the can, grabbed a chip, and ran with it!(mom didn't even get to get a chip out of it yet! She was not happy...although the cat was thrilled!)Then a little bit later, the baby cat (Cutie pie)got in the trash(again) and got a pudding cup out and got it stuck on their head...funniest thing I ever saw! Even mom had to laugh at that!

As you can see, it isn't always the dogs who run away with the food! Better watch out for those cat burglars in your house!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

From 80 to 36 in a night...brrr

Our weather is very strange. Yesterday it was 80 degrees with lots of sunshine. Today it is now 36 degrees and no sunshine. Glad I got outside yesterday and played!Somehow I don't think my mom will want to go outside too much today! Like they always say, "If you don't like the weather in Texas, wait a day and it will change." So true today!

Here's to hoping the weather will warm up again quickly! Hope your weather is good wherever you are! Have a good day and I will chat later.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Before and after frisbee..can you guess which is which?

Another day of frisbee...woof woof!

Thought I would share some of my day with you...if I close my eyes will you make Prissy go away so I can play frisbee???

Wild night...

Hello everyone. We had a wild night here last night. There was someone in the neighborhood that started shooting off firecrackers around 2am. Of course, Prissy and I started barking at the tops of our lungs to alert mom and jumped smack in the middle of her. She loves us and understood; however, she was not impressed with both of us landing right on her!(...that is a lot of weight to handle when you aren't expecting it, I guess?) Needless to say, we were up more than half the this went on for quite a while.Crazy thing is, we live in a decent older neighborhood, three blocks from the police station. It always amazes me how they have the rules of "no fireworks in the city limits", yet they can never seem to hear or catch them!Don't get me wrong, I really do love to watch fireworks and so does my mom, but all these homes are wood framed...not a great mix!

I really am not a wimp, but years ago one of the neighbors had some friends over and apparently they got into a fight or something. One of the neighbors "friends" (I wouldn't call them that)shot one of my neighbors in the arm. Mom was inside and thought they were shooting towards me...I was outside when it happened.Plus, she thought she heard the bullet hit the side of our house!(We never found the bullet...thank goodness for old homes with petrified wood!) I broke through the windows of the back door trying to get inside to my mom. (..there was a french door on the back door) Scared the daylights out of us both.Anyway, ever since that happened, loud noises that make a bang sound sort of scare me.

So, it will probably be a long day for my mom. Prissy and I will surely be snoozing away part of the day to catch up on our rest.Talk to all of you later!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sugarfoot posing by herself...

They look a little startled, huh?

Prissy & Sugarfoot

I told you previously that I would try to get pictures of Prissy with her cat Sugarfoot. Those two are very hard to get to sit still to take a photo!I was able to get a few pics of them...hope you can see them...they kept laying in the shade.

Inaguaration day is here!

It is finally here...the day millions of humans have been waiting on. My concern is that there are so many humans going to be in Washington, that the police may not have enough help. They should have gathered up all of us border collies and Australian shepherds to assist. We could keep everyone corralled where they want them to stay!If anyone were to get out of order, we are good at getting them back into place with the group...even if nibbling at their heels were required.We live to keep order in the masses!But, alas...they didn't invite the dogs.(well, maybe a few german shepherds...)

I really am glad I am not there, though...I am not too tall and wouldn't be able to see all of the festivities like I will be able to from home with my mom. We will be watching some of it on tv in the warmth of our home and munching on some food! Hope all of those people have fun and stay warm there, too!It should be exciting!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Dog's selective hearing

My mom says I have selective hearing. It always amazes her how I can pretend that I do not hear her when it is time to come in from playing; however, let her open a bag of anything that has food in it and I come running!!! I can be half asleep, doesn't matter...when I hear those bags opening, I am hot to trot. Just like I am ALWAYS ready to go when she says, "want to go bye-bye?". I am at the door in an instant!

In all fairness,I am not the only one with selective hearing. Prissy and the cats have the same problem! I think the cats are worse though, they come running if she opens anything with the can opener. I am not quite that bad!I do have a little constraint!We all feel we are entitled to eat whatever mom has! Doesn't always work out that way, but not for lack of trying on our part!(We even congregate in the doorway of the kitchen when she cooks, looking pathetic, and even giving the "poor woe is me" eyes!)

Seriously, anyone who owns a border collie/Australian shepherd knows that our hearing is outstanding. Most of the time, I hear everything going on, even mom calling me to come in...but just like children, I push the envelope until I hear that certain tone! Kind of like when you were young and your mom used your full knew you had better hightail it in quick!

So,today's lesson is: Be selective with your selective hearing!Sometimes it is for your own good to listen to your mom!

Chevy looks tired of knocking at the door!

Prissy's friend...more pictures of Chevy!

Hi, we just got these pictures this morning. Chevy was a little under the weather and the doc sent him to bed! Actually, he was on medication and stuff for his leg. Say a little prayer for him!He is doing better now, though...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Practicing for American Idol???

Prissy & me...our day coming to a close...

Shamu (on the left) and Prissy(on the right). It has been a BEAUTIFUL day!!! Hope you all had a great one! Remember to add your pictures to our guest book at the bottom of the page so we can see you, too!

I'm not in the Sunshine state, but we have sunshine today!

Awesome, awesome day!!! We have sunshine and it is 65 degrees! Perfect frisbee weather! I have talked to some fellow bloggers from the north. I definitely feel for them! They have snow and expect more snow today! I am thankful I live in Texas!

Granted, our weather changes constantly. For the most part, though, I can play outside almost all year round! I love to play!!! Prissy and I have been outside chasing squirrels, each other, and the frisbee all day today. The cat even got gutsy and came outside with us for a little while!

I do remember one year that it snowed here in February. Of course, it wasn't cold enough to last...just on the grass and trees a little. It was very pretty, though!!! Only time I have seen snow in my lifetime. It was funny watching the other animals walking around tip-toeing on their paws! Guess they had never seen it either and didn't know what to make of it. I enjoyed it, but I still love the spring and summertime best. (People around here don't cook out and throw me their bones in the winter!)

Anyway, have a terrific day and I will catch up with you later. I have some serious playing to do!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Cats are crazy!

I wasn't decided on what to write today, until I started noticing the cat. She had jumped into my owner's lap while she was on the computer. My owner was playing a game on line (Yahoo-Bouncing Balls) and the cat started swatting at the screen and kept trying to grab the pointer! Don't cats know that you can't reach through that screen??? Duh!

Now don't get me wrong...I have been known to jump my big self up into her lap while they are on the computer, too. However, I have NEVER swatted at the screen! Usually I am just wanting a hug, or more water, or something like that....or it is time for them to stop working and come play with me!! Frisbee time!!! (Too cold for that today...I wish it were Spring!!!)

Anyway, cats sure are funny. One minute they ignore you, the next they are trying to grab your tail, and now add swatting at the computer screen! I just don't understand cats!Do you?

I did notice online today a place I would like to go visit...they have a dog beach! Check out the cute photos at this site: "" sure and tell them Shamu @ "" sent you!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Too cold to type!!!

My owner says it is too cold to type today! I think the weather is fine...of course, I have fur. I don't understand the rituals humans go through just to go outside in the cold...I mean, I don't put on any extra clothing, why do they have to??? It is funny seeing them all bundled up...makes it a little harder for them to play, if you ask me! I prefer to wear the fur God gave scarves for me anymore!

Did I mention that when my owner saw my picture for the first time, I had a scarf on? The ladies at the shelter had put one on me. First and last time I wore one. Now, I don't know if that is the reason my owner picked me, but I am glad she did! I am also glad she doesn't dress me up in those anymore! Not my thing, however I am fine if others want to do that. I think I look pretty good without anything added! What do you think???

Oh, well...have a good evening and try to stay warm everyone!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Chevy-Prissy's friend

Speaking of spoiled...this is Prissy's friend, Chevy. Actually it is my owner's friend, Joyce's dog. Prissy has met them and spent a few days with them. Check out this cute bed!!! Joyce made this from a bunk bed she got and cut it down to Chevy's size. Too cool!!! Wish we had beds like he does!

I really am a hotdog....jalapeno dog, that is!

I was thinking about the different foods that I like to eat and anything hot is on my list!Okay, I do have to eat dog food most of the time...but, sometimes I can get my owner to give me other things. My favorite is pizza!!! My owner ordered pizza when I was younger, and I kept trying to get at the box for a piece. Finally, they gave in and gave me a little piece. YUM!!! Well, the next time they ordered it, they were trying to deter me from eating it...this one had jalapenos on it. They thought that it would not set well with my tummy. They were wrong!!! My love of hot foods was born!

Now, I will eat anything hot(including tacos w/hotsauce). Pizza is still my favorite, but with the economy, I don't get that often. Another thing I really like, that my owner could not believe, is sour crout and weiners! I love the sour crout! Don't know if I am spelling that correctly???If not, forgive me...I AM a dog!

Of course, I am spoiled! However, I am not as spoiled as my owner's grandmother's dog was. She would get up every morning and cook them a real breakfast! Bacon, eggs, and biscuits! Now they had a great life!!! I have a great life, too...but I don't get real breakfasts every morning! Every once in a while I will get breakfasts like that, but not every day. Now, if I could just get my owner to do that everyday...wouldn't that be fantastic??!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Pet friendly theater is back!

If you are in Texas, there is one place you ought to visit. Those of you old enough will remember the old drive-in theaters. Well, there is a (new) drive-in theater in Ennis, TX(that is about 30 miles outside of Dallas). Actually, it has been there several years now. You can bring your pets with you!!! (Okay, I couldn't get in because I would bark at everyone non-stop.) However, if you are a well behaved pet, you are more than welcome here!

Yes, it still has the speakers you can put on the windows! If you prefer high-tech, tune in to your car speakers. You can also play putt-putt out front before the movie begins. It is a great experience!

Check them out here:

Enjoy your day!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Honest mom, I wasn't in the trash!!!

Cutie Pie got caught! oops!

Dogs know things people don't...listen to them!

Good morning! Okay, for those of you who do not own a dog, this may sound a bit crazy. For those of you who do own already know this. (...or should)

Dogs know things about other people that their owners don't or cannot visibly see! My owner has learned to listen to me...I trained them well. When I bark at people, there are different ways I bark. There is the "I see you" bark...kind of non-threatening bark and tail wagging. Similar to a "hello" in human language. However, I have another bark that means, "danger"! Continuous growl, No tail is wagging and hair on my back is raised! This really means, I do not like this person, there is a very good reason for it, and get away from them quickly!!!

Now, I cannot speak listen to me when I bark. My owner has found out that when I give those types of danger barks, even if the person appears friendly, or is known by my owner, eventually she will find out some reason why I warned them. (whether it is a person on drugs, has aggression issues, or other things) Now she listens up front, you should, too! Don't mistake the facts, even if a person does not like dogs(we still like them), or is afraid of dogs(we still like people who are afraid of us), this does not affect the dogs knowledge. We are right matter what! Trust our instincts!Listen to your dog next time!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Animals as Friends: Imir and Stassi,rottweiler-family in photos

Animals as Friends: Imir and Stassi,rottweiler-family in photos

I thought I would add this link for my readers...since Prissy is part rottweiler. She does look simular to these cute puppies. She was about 3 or 4 months old when she strolled onto our property. Of course, I am a sucker for needless to say, she is still with us...until her new adoptive dad comes and picks her up, anyway. She will then be moving to Missouri with him. She will also be taking "her" cat, "Sugar Foot" with her. I will try to get them to get together for a photo before that happens and share it with you.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Spydog at your service

I must admit I am a very nosy dog. I spy on everything going on in my neighborhood and in my house. Don't even mention when I get to go for rides!(I live to bark at everyone) I am very persistent in letting my owner know if someone has done something Prissy or the cat. I immediately go to her and give kisses, grab her hand, or jump in her lap...whatever it takes. I feel it is my job to make sure no animal gets away with things I didn't, or can't, get away with. You getting into the trash, knocking things over, etc. Anyway, if you are a nosy dog, too...leave me a message and share your story!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Weekend fun!

Hello, everyone~TGIF!!! I am having a blast playing outside! Little windy, but helps my frisbees go further! I have been checking out some websites I want to share with you soon. One is a rescue place here in TX. I know about being in a shelter all too well! My owner got me from a shelter about 6 or 7 years ago. The shelter people actually gave me my name, "Shamu", because of how much food I ate even back then! (My owner decided to keep that name, she thought it was appropriate, too.) I suppose it fits in other ways; I am fun to watch, I play frisbee(...okay, not in the water like the other Shamu), and I still eat alot! Of course, Prissy is about to catch up with me on the eating part! Anyway, as soon as I receive the okay, I am going to add a link to the rescue site. Check them out and help if you can. Us mixed breeds are really terrific dogs!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

My dog is smarter than yours

Okay, this dog makes me look very bad!I don't have this many toys...but you have to admit he IS smart!

Daily reminders:

My owner got this in the e-mail from her mom this morning...thought you would enjoy it. Remember that your dog or pet loves you dearly, too!Give everyone an extra hug today!

"This should probably be taped to your bathroom mirror where one could read it every day. You may not realize it, but it's true.

1. There are at least two people in this world
that you would die for.

2. At least 15 people in this world
love you in some way.

3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you
is because they want to be just like you.

4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone,
even if they don't like you.

5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you
before they go to sleep.

6. You mean the world to someone.

7. You are special and unique.

8. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.

9. When you make the biggest mistake ever,
something good comes from it.

10. When you think the world has turned its back on you
take another look.

11. Always remember the compliments you received.
Forget about the rude remarks.

And always remember....
when life hands you Lemons,
ask for Sugar and call me over!

Good friends are like stars.
You don't always see them,
But you know they are always there.

'Whenever God Closes One Door He Always Opens Another, Even Though
Sometimes It's Hell in the Hallway'

I would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while I'm here
than a whole truckload when I'm gone.

Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Sorrows keep You Human,
Life keeps You Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only
God keeps You Going"

Unknown Author

Shamu's Movie