Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Whew, what a morning!

Ok, I promise I'm not turning into a dog blog,(hey, I like that!) but when I woke up this morning and found Eros, the Mastador pup's crate, filled with poop (even on the ceiling of the crate, so much so that I had to take it outside and hose it off )AND the kitchen had a big pee puddle from the older dog (that I stepped in, by the way, while taking the pups out causing me to have to do an impromtu mopping of the kitchen floor, all before going to work mind you)....I just had to share these little tidbits on dogs with you that I got in this morning's email! (they certainly made me feel better) Oh, and by the way, thank you Alexis for the puppy play/fight information! Here goes......ENJOY!


  • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
    Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
  • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
  • When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
  • Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
  • Take naps.
  • Stretch before rising.
  • Run, romp, and play daily.
  • Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
  • On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
  • On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
  • When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
  • No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout.... run right back and make friends.
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  • Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
  • Stop when you have had enough.
  • Be loyal.
  • Never pretend to be something you're not.
  • If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
  • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
  • And finally, never trust anyone until you sniff their butt.

Dog Philosophy
The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
-Ann Landers

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
-Will Rogers

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
-Ben Williams

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
-Josh Billings

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
-Andy Rooney

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.
-M. Acklam

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.
-Sigmund Freud

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
-Rita Rudner

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
-Robert Benchley

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
-Franklin P. Jones

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
-James Thurber I

If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money.
-Joe Weinstein

Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul, chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
-Anne Tyler

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
-Robert A. Heinlein I

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
-Mark Twain

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'
- Dave Barry

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
-Roger Caras

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
-Phil Pastoret

My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.

Hot Pepper!!!

Hey, remember when Ed was making all that salsa a week or so ago? Well, we decided to make a label to go with it. We're only passing it out to friends and family but we thought it would be fun to do it. Tell me what you think...

I drew the Hot Pepper Lady myself and I don't think it turned out too bad. Ed of course is the "word" man so he thought up the name and saying. Everyone got a big kick out of it. I told people that I just looked at my boobs in the mirror and copied them (yeah, right...I wish!)
Okay, just in case you were wondering, my son is fine...still coughing his head off, but fine. He went to to the doc yesterday at 1 pm. I figured he would call afterward but I waited and waited and then started to worry thinking, "OMG, he was sent for chest xrays or something." I finally called his cell and said, "Well?" He replied nonchalantly, "The doc said I have a cold!" That's it???? A stinkin' cold....what's up with that? I felt like a dork for being so worried and sending him to the doc over a cold. Anyway...he's fine...and if the cough continues he is to get some antibiotics.
Let's see, next...I want to know if anyone can tell me the difference between puppy play and puppy fighting. My little puppy, Eros, (who's growing day by day) and the middle puppy, Chloe, (male and female respectively) were for awhile playing or so it seemed. Eros, the younger male, seems to be getting a little agressive towards Chloe. One is eight weeks and other is fourteen weeks. They just sorta wrestled around at first, but now they bark, growl, and bite each other when they are doing this. Is this normal as they get older? I sometimes break it up with a squirt bottle of water but before you know it one or the other sneaks up on the other and nips the other's butt or pounces on the other and then it escalates till I either squirt them again or separate them. Sometimes they ignore each other too and sit and chew on things together. I've googled stuff but can't get a direct answer...I may have to resort to the Dog Whisperer or Puppies for Dummies! Let me know if you have any ideas or opinions on this one.
And last....I don't normally watch Dancing with the Stars, but I have to say, I enjoyed the Jerry Springer dance segment....I was a little worried he might drop over from a heart attack but it was fun to watch....not too bad. I don't care for Harry Hamlin or his fat lipped wife.....too much botox for me. And the Lopez they said....lot of batteries in that boy's hips!!!! Wow!
Think I'm gonna get the Sweetie Man to do that one! Oh yeah! Okay, that's it for now...oh...I did work on my butterfly dishcloth....I'm getting back to my yarn now that the "kids" are on a crate, eat, poop schedule! So, till tomorrow, yinz guys!!!