Friday, June 29, 2007

International Moustache of Mystery

Remember how I told you that someone built a set of stairs going up into MY park? Well, I've discovered that there is s-o-m-e-t-h-i-n-g in there that I want. It's a pretty hot day here in Los Angeles, but I'm determined...

Moustache of Mystery

Stay cool this weekend everybody!!!



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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Playing Catch Up

Ok, so I'm not a human with all of their supposed great mental prowess and all, but even I know that Sunday isn't Wednesday. The below-pictured fun and frivolity happened this past SUNDAY and today is WEDNESDAY. I wonder who's fault that could be?

We were supposed to go to a new place that I haven't been to before, but alas, on the way there the Bogie-Beetle started to overheat. So we added some water into the car and instead of going to whatever that new place was we wound up walking around Los Feliz (yes, hipster heaven yet again). Fun, but relatively uninspiring.

I saw this wall of funny t-shirts and thought about all of my friends who have cool t-shirts... none for me, I'm hot enough with my hair shirt on!

Gotta check my wifi peemail...

Then mom and I were both in for a surprise... we got a call from Mareike and rather than go to the bank like mom had planned, we headed over to her house (aka Airedale Heaven)... I was barking from the second we turned onto her street, and once I smelled those Dales I was ready to go!!! Getting one picture of all 4 of us together is incredibly difficult, this was literally the BEST one mom could catch...

It was hot outside so we all spent a lot of time running in and out of her house... getting nice and exhausted. I didn't want to leave! Lots of fun running and humping, who wants to go back home???



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Monday, June 25, 2007

The Nose Knows

I first saw this great quiz on Maggie & Mitch's blog and thought I'd add my own answers...

1. Your age?

Super close to 2 years old this August

2. Your age when came to live with your people?

2 months old, still full of milk belly and with my baby fuzz, I flew across the US by myself from Virginia to Los Angeles!

3. What color is the collar you're wearing right now?

As I write this, I have on my bright green nylon "adventure harness", but I do have a nice little collection of collars for different activities and occasions.

4. Who is your favorite person other than the people you live with?

Oh that's easy. My mom's friend Mareike who has my 3 favorite Airedales in the entire world! Whenever I visit, I pretend that I have no interest in her at all while I spend all of my time trying to hump the lovely Jupie, but the truth is that she's pretty darned cool and I love her doggies!

5. How much do you weigh?

In the mid 60s - my weight fluctuates depending on how lazy mom and dad are (not MY fault, of course...)

6. Most expensive thing you've ever chewed up?

Ahem, it was a pair of shoes that belonged to mom that she'd just bought... and she had to try to explain to me that it wasn't possible to return them for a full refund if they have a CHUNK bitten out of them. Hey, I was young, I didn't understand such concepts at the time (and they were tasty).

7. Do you like other Dogs?

Well... sometimes. Girls are generally always ok (they appreciate an intact man with a potent manly-musk) unless they don't like me, but boys can be more of an issue. I usually want to be the "top dog" and sometimes I start a little somethin', sometimes the other boy dog starts a little somethin' - luckily I've never hurt anyone and I've never been hurt, just a lot of barking and holding the other dog down with my big, right paw...

8. Who is your best non-human friend?

Behemoth the kitty. My grey and white spotted buddy. But that's mostly because he is a cat who LOVES dogs.

9. Squeaky toys or tennis balls?

Mostly tennis balls, but squeaky toys do have their allure...

10. Do you like to be brushed?

Hell, yeah!

11. Peanut Butter or Cheese?

Cheez pleez!

12. Do your people cut your toenails?

Nope, never needed it. Apparently I scratch 'em off running around during my daily walkies so no cutting has been necessary so far.

13. Any formal education?

Well, the cats have given me quite an education, and I've learned a lot from the school of life... but no official college for me.

14. Couch potato or Energizer Bunny?

Energizer bunny - I'm always ready to go!

15. Five nicknames your people call you.

Bogovatch, Bogster, Bogleroni, Boginski, and Bugaboo (those are the ones that don't have the "adult" words in 'em, for when I'm on my best behavior...)

16. What is your best trick?

I'm a high-fiver, I'll also shake paw based on whetehr you say "Guten Tag" or Auf Wiedersehn" to me (guten tag is for my left paw, auf weidersehn is for my right paw).

17. Do you like kitties?

Oh yes, I've grown up with 4 kitties and they're my buddies. I do still chase them around, but once they stop running or we run into a corner then the game is over.

18. What did you have for breakfast?

I get some Natural Balance deli roll... it's easy and I like it. I never ate breakfast for the longest time (I was never hungry in the morning), but lately I've been indulging.

19. Can you hunt (aka have you ever killed anything living)? If so, what?

I've done a little stalking (of ducks in the park) but in general I'm a lover, not a fighter.

20. When & why was the last time you went to the V.E.T.?

Oh grrrr, the vet. I had to have a foxtail removed from my paw that hurt like crazy - they put me under and had to remove it with a knife. I was supposed to wear the stupid elizabethan collar but mom and dad figured that if they slipped a sock over my paw that I wouldn't bit it so they wouldn't have to deal with the collar themselves (I love it when they're selfish - sometimes). It healed nicely and now my fuzz has grown back.

21. Where do you sleep at night?

I tuck in the humans by sleeping at their feet for awhile, then I have my own blanket in the living room that I sometimes share with my cat buddies.

22. Do you like to swim?

Nope, so far I hate it. Imagine that, I'm supposed to be a water dog, and I hate puddles!!!

23. Can you make puppies?

Yes, ma'am! I'm always lookin' for love, and now that I'm a full-grown stud the idea seems pretty darned cool...

24. Do you give kisses?

Yes, everyday! Mom gets woken up with kisses until she drags her butt out of bed to take me outside. But other people? Nah.

25. Can you potty on command?

Nah... why should I? The humans carry bags to pick it up and they can always use a little extra exercise... (mom says that she has me on something called a "schedule" where she feeds me and I poop at about the same time every day...).

26. To Cuz or not to Cuz?

Ya know, I jumped on the Cuz bandwagon a long time ago and I've just NEVER liked the darn thing. I have a big, red Cuz and I put it on the bottom of my toybox and whenever mom takes it out I completely ignore it. Cannot tell you why - I love my squeaky carrot, my squeaky Sniffers bar, my new plush toy from Charlie & Opy, my stuffed rat... but that Cuz just bores me to tears. Go figure.



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Friday, June 22, 2007

Week Wrap-Up

As always, I can take absolutely no responsibility for not updating the blog for a few days. We all know who's fault that is. Yes she's typing now, but I really feel that if she thinks it's important enough to drag her butt out to work that surely it must be equally as - if not more - important to sit down to take my fuzzy dictation and update the blog. She flaunts the fact that she has those silly opposable thumbs so often, you'd think that she'd actually want to USE them occasionally...

But I digress.

This has been a fun week indeed, with dad back at home and the walks nice and long. It's getting hot here tho, which means that I generally sleep in the middle of the day rather than frolic outside (I tell you, that asphalt gets damn hot and the humans with their shoes on really cannot appreciate how hot it can get...). So here's a quick update - in photos:

This is my cat brother Behemoth. He's wise beyond his years. He teaches me many things.

For instance, we mediate together...

Sometimes I do it wrong and require some remedial education... luckily he generally keeps the claws sheathed so I just get her verbal cues (and facial expressions) and I get the point.

I spent LOTS of time in the park this week, running and hiking with mom and dad. It's pretty hot so instead of noontime in the park it's usually 3pm-ish.

This is just behind our building, the area that we walk in all the time... it's less smoggy than usual so you can see the hills in the background (most days you can't)...


I love ya dad...



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