Tuesday, September 28, 2010

If I Was a Football Player...

Buddy here. My foster mom keeps calling my a big dumb football player (sorry to any of you football fans out there). What the heck does that mean anyway?

First a little history. Way back when, like January 2009, when I was still working for the money...there was this ice storm (so my mom tells me). The trees got so heavy with ice, that they fell over onto the fence here at the retirement home. The fence post snapped off at the ground, so dad just stands it back up. You know, a quick fix. Now if the wind blows really hard, the fence will kind of lean over. But, hey, you just go out and stand it back up. I know, you are thinking, sheesh, it has been almost 2 years. Why hasn't he fixed that darn fence yet? Well, my foster dad is so busy doing stuff for everyone else, that's why!

So here's the newest trick that retirment life has played on me. The other morning, I trot out into the yard to do my "business". All of a sudden, I see this 4-legged thing standing there. Well, that's all she wrote folks! I take off, like a shot reaching top speed! You know, it don't take long for us hounds to get it moving when we want to. Well, you see that fence post in that picture there?

Yep, I run smack into it! Knocked the fence down even. Hmmm, maybe that's why mom says I am a football player, cause if I had my helmet on...oh well. Now the rest of the story. Then, the rest of those copy-cats come running and barking their fool heads off. Meanwhile, the deer takes off into the woods. But, the funniest part, my mom comes running out flailing her arms and screaming at us! Picture this, she is in her pajamas!!!! Good thing we live in the country, cause could you imagine what the neighbors would think if we had any?

Anyway, dad fixed the fence that night! How's that for service? But then I did hear mom talking into that thing she holds up to her ear. Good thing no one got out of the yard, cause we would have just kept going till we caught that deer!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

It's Pumpkin Time

Sadie here. Mom keeps talking all this mumbo jumbo about pumpkins. Ahhh, takes me back to last year when I dislocated my toe. That was a horrible day, by the way. After countless trips for bandage changes, the girls at the vet's office decided to get creative and make a pumpkin out of my orange bandage! They love me there!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Beagle Buddy

Hi there! My name is Beagle Buddy, but my friends call me Buddy. I came to stay at this crazy place after Show Doggie got his home. Now here I am waiting for my turn. I am quite the handsome devil, aren't I?

My new mom keeps talking something about a shed and sharp tools...not sure what that means. I think it has something to do with me and those stupid bands she puts on my belly. I don't understand why I can't just potty when I have to! Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go, right?

Listen to this, it is pretty funny. At night, mom and dad go down to their room. There is this HUGE dog bed down there. Although, I don't know why they sleep in it, it's for dogs right? First, I must make sure that Dixie isn't in the HUGE bed, she doesn't share at all. Then I jump right up there between the pillows and curl up into a tiny ball. Maybe mom and dad won't notice I'm there. Then once I get sleeping good, I just kind of sprawl out! Next thing you know, I am stretched out and really comfy!!! It would be nice if they would upgrade from a queen size to king though!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Annual Greytfest

Gearing up for the annual Greytfest! If you are involved in any kind of rescue, you know there has to be fundraising. Unfortunately, money does not fall from the sky! Our group GPA Tri-State is having our annual Greytfest on October 23, 2010. I say "it's like a family reunion for the pups". Good food, live auction, silent auction, half-pot, games and lots of vendors. We are kind of picky though, greyhounds only. Not that we don't love other hounds, we do. For more info go to www.gpatristate.org.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Belly Bands

Today I want to talk about Belly Bands. You know, for the bad boys in your life. When I volunteered to take care of Jax while he in quarantine, I wasn't used to a boy who liked to lift his leg on everything in sight. My boys have always been so well mannered. Well, for the most part they behave. I have had boy dogs before, so why didn't I think about belly bands before now? DUH!!!

I tried to make some myself. Using an old towel, I whipped one up, just to experiment. Then I went and bought some terry cloth and used up some of my stash to make a couple more. I still wasn't happy with the outcome. So, next stop e-Bay, of course. After lots of search, this is what I found.

Pretty adorable, huh? Well, for a belly band anyway. I made my bid and won. Not only one, but 3 belly bands. I had e-mailed the seller with the measurements and she whipped them up today and got them in the mail. Talk about customer service. So I wanted to give Juanita a shout out and promote her website. Woof-designs.com. Cute, huh? I can't wait to get them!

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Show Doggie Is Getting Adopted!

Good news! Show Dog got adopted tonight. Super nice family, just lost their grey a couple of weeks ago. They like BBB (Big Black Boys)! This family couldn't stand an empty nest, so they wanted him yesterday. We will miss him, but the show must go on!

Meet Beagle Buddy aka Buddy. Isn't he handsome? Not much to report yet. He has only been here a couple of hours!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hmmm, You Don't Say...

Say what? Is it Saturday already? Dixie here. Yes, it's true, it is time for the Saturday Pet Blog Hop. Make sure and visit some greyt pet blogs! There is talk about all kinds of pets. Lots of talk about dogs, although I don't personally know anything about that. My mom refers to me as the QUEEN BEE!!!