Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The downfall? She is spending less time with ME. The QUEEN in our household. So, while crazy lady was preoccupied this morning, I went outside. This means that I used my beautiful, delicate paws to OPEN THE DOOR and hide from she-who-must-be-obeyed. She knew I wasn't a "runner," (like Abby, the last one) but she was still worried when she saw the open door. Did someone break into the house? Was I stolen? Hmmm, there were paw prints on the glass...hah! I escaped and built myself a nest:When I heard her on the deck, I tried to sneak out of the nest-- but the bushes rustled too loudly, and my bee-hind was too large. She found me trying to wiggle out of my hiding spot. Like my indignant glare?She was impressed with my cunning and dexterity, however. She called me a "cat," and drew comparisons between my gorgeous self and the Evil Ones. Wicked, wicked tormentor. I am plotting my revenge...anyhow, she also decided to make a small video:
You will notice that I am an excellent Huntress. See if you can find me in the video, as I decimate the pig. Enjoy!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Did you see my funky response to the "sit" command? I like to find an area that doesn't hurt my bum-bum. Crazy lady is so stoned that she actually let me get away with some stuff! Hey. I'm still pretty and perfect-- can't you tell?
Here's the bad thing-- because of her neck, crazy lady needs surgery. She can't foster Kelly. She had to tell Judy from Walkin the Bark Rescue that they needed to find another foster parent to take care of this total sweetheart. If they can't find another parent, then Kelly won't get the surgery she needs. I'm bummed, of course. I'm worried about Kelly, and I was looking forward to having another dog in the household. If you know anyone who can take care of Kelly, please have them contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, THANK YOU! I have the best fans in the world! (Hmmmm...I'm a little too perky...did crazy lady slip me some of her drugs?!?)
Thursday, September 17, 2009
We'll be back, soon! In the meantime, you can read about the dog's mind here. Here's a choice tidbit from the article:
"Horowitz and other scientists are now running experiments to determine what a behavior, like a kiss, really means. In some cases, their research suggests that our pets are manipulating us rather than welling up with human-like feeling. 'They could be the ultimate charlatans,' says Hauser."
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The Jesusita Fire in Santa Barbara, CA last week caused these two to take shelter together. The fawn is 3 days old and the bobcat about 3 weeks. The fawn came from somewhere in the fire and the bobcat from Carpentaria. They immediately bonded and snuggled together under a desk in the Santa Barbara County Dispatch Office for several hours.Isn't it wonderful? My favorite food source naturally bonded with an Evil One. Is it dinner, yet?
Friday, September 11, 2009
I dare you.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
NEW YORK – A wire-haired dachshund that held the record as the world's oldest dog and celebrated its last birthday with a party at a dog hotel and spa has died at age 21 — or 147 in.
The dog, named Chanel, died Friday of natural causes at her owners' home in suburban Port Jefferson Station, on Long Island.
Chanel, as stylish as her legendary namesake, wore tinted goggles for her cataracts in her later years and favored sweaters because she was sensitive to the cold, owners Denice and Karl Shaughnessy said Monday.
The playful dachshund was only 6 weeks old when Denice Shaughnessy, then serving with the U.S. Army, adopted her from a shelter in Newport News, Va.
Along with her owner, Chanel spent nine years on assignment in Germany, where she became adept at stealing sticks of butter from kitchen countertops and hiding them in sofa cushions in the living room, Shaughnessy said. She also liked chocolate, usually considered toxic to dogs, Shaughnessy said.
"She once ate an entire bag of, and, you see, she lived to be 21, so go figure," Shaughnessy added.
Karl Shaughnessy nominated Chanel for the title of world's oldest dog after noticing the Guinness World Records book had no record.
Guinness World Records officials presented Chanel with a certificate as the world's oldest dog at a Manhattan birthday bash hosted by a private pet food company in May.
Chanel loved the party, especially the cake, which had a peanut butter flavor and had been made for dogs, Denice Shaughnessy said.
Chanel exercised daily and ate home-cooked chicken with her, but good care wasn't entirely responsible for her long life, said her owners, who attributed God.
"Dogs are God's angels sent here to look out for us," Denice Shaughnessy said.
A dog from New Iberia, La., named Max, is vying for the record of world's oldest dog. Owner Janelle Derouen said Max marked his 26th birthday on Aug. 9. She said Guinness World Records officials were reviewing documents to authenticate his age; a Guinness World Records official in London didn't immediately answer an e-mail from The Associated Press requesting confirmation of that.
When asked the secret to her dog's long life, Derouen said she was shocked he's still with her.
"I have five kids, and all my kids are grown and gone," she said. "Now my grandkids are playing with this dog."