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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

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Great day today...

Sorry so late to post. I had my owner sign up for some blog sharing space. She signed up with Blog Explosion, so once it is active, more pet owners will see my blog! I will also share some blogs with you on my site that are interesting from there! I can't wait!!! Looked like some pretty interesting ones were on there.

Today is a pretty nice day. Still a little cold, but I will get to go outside and play frisbee later. No rain today...woohoo!!! I just love to show off in front of the neighbor's german shepherd. He doesn't get to play very much. His owner doesn't really play anything with him. He is always at the fence watching us. We have this little game we play together, Prissy is even joining me now. We bark at each other and then start racing down the fenceline. I have an advantage, though...nothing is in my way to the back fence! He, unfortunately, runs smack into a little building and can't go all the way back. Tickles me every time we think he would learn that I win everytime.

Well, have to run outside for now...almost time for the mail lady and you know I can't miss barking at them! Have a great day and check back often. If you have any suggestions for my sight, things you would like to see, questions, or comments, feel free to leave them!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Did you eat the phone????

Just in case you happen to have eaten your owner's phone or burried it in the yard(not speaking from experience, of course!) then this will help you get out of the dog house!This place gives you a free cell phone + 500 minutes each month for under $13.00!!!! You are such a good dog for bringing it to their more dog house for you!

Give them my owner's promotion code for the discount: 269798

I hate going to the vet! How about you?

Well here is a way you don't have to go to the vet! I know all the dogs and cats will love this. Owners will like it, too~will save them some money! Check this out:

No More Vet!!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

this is me playing a little frisbee...

too bad I can't play today...

Check out my video...

Awesome big picture!!!

Wow, she did it!!! Okay, the picture is a little big...but can't edit it. I am the adorable dog on the left!!! Aren't I cute??? Prissy is the dog on the right bugging me. Maybe she is checking for cavities??? Ha! She is a cutie, though. Have a great day! Stay out of the rain!'s cold!!!

Another rainy day, yuck! Oh frisbee playing today. My owner just got through feeding us a great lunch. Making me sleepy now, but I wanted to write a few lines. So, I talked them into it! Woof!!! I think she has figured out how to upload my picture, so you may see me soon! Talk to you later!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Hope your New Year is going well!

Hello! I had a terrific day yesterday. My neighbors had company and they were cooking in a pit in the ground. I got to watch all of the action first hand...well through the fence anyway. Sure smelled good, whatever they were cooking. I didn't get any, so don't know how it tasted. My old neighbors used to pitch me their bones and leftovers when they cooked out...ah the good old days...kindof miss them. But, these people are real nice to guess I won't harass them too much. I especially like their little boy, he plays frisbee with me over the fence sometimes. I will even sit for him every once in a while...nice little boy.

Someone threw a soccer ball over the fence yesterday. Prissy promptly proceeded to bite holes all in it. At least my owner knew it wasn't me this time...I was inside with them when it happened. Oh was in our yard, fair game! No one came to claim it, so don' t know whose it was. Usually the little boy next door will come and get my owner when they throw a ball across must have been the kids behind our yard.???

Anyway, hope you have a great day! Got to go play awhile, chat later.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

End of a terrific day

This has been a great day! Nice weather, a little bit warmer too. I even coaxed my owner outside to play longer today. Prissy kept getting in the way, but I still was able to play frisbee. We even practiced our sit, stay, etc. I know I am supposed to obey...but sometimes I forget and do my own thing. Big brown eyes are hard to resist on a cute dog like me! A few kisses and hugs help me get my way, too. (I think my owner is onto me about that though. Doesn't always work anymore. Ha!) But I am constantly finding ways to improve!

It is time to eat...I never miss that! Then we are going to watch some tv and enjoy our evening. Hope you had a great day, too. Happy New Year and we will talk again tomorrow! Woof!!!

Here is another site about my other half...

I look like the australian shepherd in shape and body size... check out this site, too!

Forgot to add the site in my excitement...

Happy New Year!!!!

Oh it is my chance to make my new year resolutions. Lets see..I vow to get more treats, take a car ride weekly, get rid of Prissy...okay, well maybe I will miss a little her when her owner picks her up...but don't tell her, she will get a big head. I will try not to panic when someone shoots off fireworks around here...but I will still bark and let my owner know!! I hate those things, they scare me! (But I wouldn't admit it to the people shooting them off! Would ruin my reputation!)

I have to run now. Going to go play outside and run up and down the fence with the neighbors dog. Feel free to check out some interesting sites I found. Since I am part Border Collie and part Australian Shepherd...I located some info so you can learn more about me. Plus, I kind of look like the collie (black and white one) on the site. I will look up more info on Australian Shepherds to add later. Enjoy!!!

Shamu's Movie