Tuesday, June 23, 2009

COOL Dog Site of the Day Award

From the folks at Pet Supplies Place. The Award is was chosen by our webmasters, to honor your hard work and dedication in providing a quality website.

1)Excellent Quality Content.
2)Website Ease of use.
3)Great blog that all shall read.
Thanks a bunch to Pet Supplies Place.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


It's the edge of the world
And all of western civilization
The sun may rise in the East
At least it settles in the final location
It's understood that Hollywood
sells Californication

- The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Mom and Dad spent last week visiting Mom's kids in California. They came home on Sunday morning after a bumpy red eye flight. I came bolting out of the door and charged up to my dad, but I could tell right away he didn't have quite as much fun as I had while they were away. In fact, even though I almost knocked him over on the sidewalk when I saw him, he still said to me, "Harry, I really missed you."

Mom really loves going back to California to visit with her kids and fill up on Mexican food and In n Out Burgers, but poor Dad can only take so much of that stuff before he just wants to give up and eat my dog food or just go on a starvation diet. Dad thinks that most Southern Californians define haute cuisine as Del Taco, In-n-Out Burger and Claim Jumper, another chain restaurant. The only difference being that Claim Jumper serves booze and doesn't have a drive through window.

I, on the other hand, had an amazing time while they were away. I almost feel a little guilty letting my dad know that I had so much fun and excitement, while he was slogging through a steady diet of tacos and burritos. Foremost, I got to spend the entire week with my Gram. I have to admit, she spoils me rotten as most grams do. Not only does she save her last bites for me after every meal, but she also lets me sleep with her on her bed - and she has one very comfy bed. I have a very nice bed that my mom and dad bought me, and which I like very much, but there is something luxurious about sleeping on a human's bed, while they're sleeping next to you. It's the next best thing to a spa treatment.

The other fun thing I got to do, which I haven't done in quite a while, was to spend time with my other favorite human, Karen, my dog walker and sitter. You won't believe this, but I actually was invited to a birthday party for Karen's son, Cole, who turned 3 years old. Cole and I are actually the same age, and we've grown up together, so the birthday party was especially poignant to me - about as poignant as any party can be for a Golden Retriever. Needless to say, I had the time of my life playing in the dirt with Cole, his older brother RJ, and their dogs Oden and Trixie. Trixie is an old dachshund, who doesn't have very much patience with us kids, so she sometimes yells at us when we get too rambunctious. We just let her yell, and we go on our merry way. Karen is the coolest person I know, and while I love my parents and Gram to bits, I always have a wicked pissah when I'm with Karen.

Oh, by the way, my mom and dad told me that my cousin, Joe the Cat, says hi to everyone, and was wondering when we were going to move out to Southern California to hang out with him and learn to surf, but judging from my dad's reaction when he got home, he's not too excited about Californication.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

AWARD from Lexi

I receieved an award over the weekend from my new friend Lexi. Thanks Lexi! Stop by her blog she is a really cute puppy, it will be fun to watch her grow.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hola Chata

I met my cousin Chata this weekend for the 1st time, she is a traveling dog and lives an exciting life. She is what they call a Snowbird. I never heard this term before and of course Chata looked at me like I was so uneducated when I said, " I see birds in the snow all winter long." Then patiently explained that she and her people drive a big truck with a house attached to the back from New York to the Rio Grand Valley of Texas every winter. They are called Snowbirds because they fly away from the dreadful winter weather and go to a warm climate. They live very close to the Mexican border in Texas which means lots of yummy Mexican food...beans, rice, tacos, flautas...

After Chata realized that I'm a welcoming and lovable host she warmed right up to me. She was a good backup when I barked at the squirrels and birds. She pulled up the rear so to speak. I loved that we worked together to chase away those little buggers.

I took her on a walk around my backyard and showed her my favorite spots to pee. I even showed her the prime locations to find rabbits poop to eat. I figure there is enough for everydog. Later in the day we walked over to a specially designed poop park in my neighborhood. Both of us poo'ed but Chata's was different from mine, it looked like a mini licorice jelly bean. Unfortunately, for Robert big dogs make big poos.

I enjoyed meeting and visiting with my cousin Chata and can't wait for her to come back again hopefully she won't wait to long. Chata and I talked about her wanting to stay longer but Uncle Ditty and Aunt Janice had lots of things to do back home...Chata said somethings about a car race in New Hampshire maybe I'll get to drive up there and she can show me around.