Monday, December 28, 2009

What is it Lassie?

**Mom post

I'm on the phone with my sister tonight and Jack is whining by the coffee table.

me: Jack, you gotta go outside? You gotta go potty? (and I open the back door. He doesn't budge.)
my sister: Oh jeeze, what's he up to?
me: I don't know but he's whining like a baby...
(so I walk over to him)

me: Jack, what's wrong?
Jack: blink, blink
me: You gotta go outside?
Jack: lays down on the floor, with nose next to coffee table
me: What is it Lassie, did Timmy fall in the well?
Jack: Whine.
me: Use your words Jack
my sister: What's wrong with him?
me: Jack, did you loose a toy under the coffee table?
my sister: You've got to be joking, your seriously having a conversation with your dog, again!
me: Hang on, lets look under here buddy

And that's when I spotted the dental toy (look at my last post) rolled under the coffee table. I grabbed it and handed it over to my boy.

Me: Good job Jack! You found your toy!
Jack: Grabbed the toy, laid down and started snacking away
my sister: you two are incredible

Yes, I know.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Crunch 'n Clean

I'm like mom when it comes to dessert; I gotta have it. I'm all about treats, as long as they aren't squishy, yes, I said squishy. I like the crunch.

Gotta have crunch.

So when mom came home with treats from Hartz, Crunch 'n Clean, I was all excited. They had just the right amount of crunch to 'em.

Because I'm a little piggy, mom had to buy another box of Crunch 'n Clean cookies the other day and guess what was inside?! A FREE TOY! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH- I love toys!

So, I waited patiently while mom opened the box. I wanted to stick my paw into the bottom of the box to see what the toy was, but she beat me to it. She pulled out this funny looking toy:So apparently I'm supposed to bite on this thing and it cleans my teeth for me! Hu...I've never done this before, but I caught on fast:
Hmmm, tastes my my cookies! Okay, now enough pictures, please?Oh alright, one more...but then will you stop with the flash?
Thanks Hartz for the free toy! Hmmm, tastes yummy!

**Oh, and in case you were wondering about the length of my toe nails, no worries...I've had a 'man'icure since this photo shoot...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I wanna fight crime, sorta

Mom just found this post over at People Pets! about Midge, the smallest dog in law enforcement.

She's only 8 pounds!

I got like 22 pounds on her, but I think I could do it. Can't you see me walking the mean streets of Medina?
Sniffing out crime...then again, maybe I should stick with what I know best. Being a snuggly puggly...

You got pets? You gonna decorate? Read this...

Our friends over at DogAge sent us our weekly dog tip, this weeks tip includes the 5 decorating do's and don't if you've got a pup. Here's the run down:

  • Put plants in their place. Holly, mistletoe, and poinsettias are all considered toxic to dogs and could cause real trouble if your pup happens to take a nibble. No need to ban festive flowers and greenery altogether; just hang 'em high and way out of reach. (we solve this by not having real plants in the typically forgets to water things; its a good thing I let her know when I need some h2o...)

  • Use cord caution. Make sure your extension cords aren't frayed or showing any exposed wires, and keep them out of your pooch's sight to avoid chewing temptation. (thankfully mom bought all new cords a few years ago, and I don't chew on things, so this doesn't really apply to us...)

  • Accentuate the top of your tree. Consider leaving the bottom part of your holiday tree bare and placing all ornaments, tinsel, and trimmings above your dog's snoot level. Swallowing any bits or pieces of such decorations can produce painful intestinal blockages. (Let's talk about this for a second; I like to run in the house. The other morning I forgot where the tree was, and I ran into it. Opps! Thankfully nothing fell, but accidents happen- oh, and I don't understand why they call it a "holiday" tree, its a CHRISTMAS tree!)

  • Avoid food-based decorations. It's a simple fact of nature: Dogs can smell food and, when they do, will usually go after it. To prevent your tree from being grazed upon, skip the popcorn-and-cranberry strings, and leave off any edible ornaments. (Ew, popcorn? Cranberries? Ewwwwwwww; no thank you. I'll pass.)

  • Enforce water restrictions. Make sure your pooch knows not to drink from the tree water. As it sits, it tends to collect bacteria and often contains traces of fertilizer. (This is solved by having a fake tree. Simple, easy, done. And yes, those are trash bags with the tree sticking out of them...don't judge; it keeps the tree from getting dusty!)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lookout duty

Frank and I have become best of friends (as you might have noticed from my previous post) when I'm on lookout duty in the guest bedroom, I bring Frank along to give me another set of eyes.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

DogAge tip: Vet bills

Mom and I are no stranger to vet bills. (Well, mom more than me- 'cause you know, I'm a dog and all...) but because I've got atopic allergies (allergic to everything) and a sensitive stomach (which requires fancy food) and chronic ear infections and super dry skin, we visit our vet a lot.

Mom got this email from DogAge (that awesome website we go to all the time) regarding vet bills during this "tough economic time"...(I don't know about you but I'm so tired of hearing that phrase!)

Anyway, here is the link to the tips, and here are the tips for you to look over.
  • Consider pet insurance. Although it requires making small but continual payments, having pet insurance could help soften the blow of bigger vet bills down the road.

  • Be honest with your vet. Let him or her know that you're having trouble making ends meet, and ask if he or she would be willing to work out a payment plan to help you get your bills paid off. See if there is a monthly amount you could pay that would work for both of you.

  • Talk to some other vets. Although it will probably cost you a consultation fee, it might be worth it to get a second opinion -- or even a third -- before committing to expensive services or procedures.

  • Visit a vet school. Many schools operate clinics that provide services at discounted rates, so check around to see if there is one anywhere near you.

  • Check with your local shelter. Their staff might be able to recommend subsidized vet clinics or other programs that can offer assistance. Also, check with the Humane Society of the United States for other available resources.
Depending upon what your pups needs are, I recommend The Missing Link. Its like a multi-vitamin, but in powder form that you put over your dogs meal...check it out!

Meet Frank

When Aunt Jessica was here she and mom took me on a trip to Petsmart (my favorite store, ever!) and she let me pick out some new toys! This is my Frankenstein, Frank. He's my new favorite toy.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I'm a good helper...

Mom brought up the Christmas tree on Friday night...we keep it in the basement, in garbage bags, under the stair case so "Jack doesn't think its a toy"...little does she know that I know its not a toy...silly woman!Anyway, here's me helping mom unpack the tree. I decided I do my best 'helping' when I've got a toy in my mouth...I figured that it would take her and dad a while to unpack the tree, so I curled up on the couch and took a nap for just a few minutes. But when I woke up...Heeeeeeey, how'd all that get there?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Have you donated free food today?

Head over to, answer their daily trivia question (right or wrong, doesn't matter) and they'll donate 10 pieces of kibble to dogs!

More of a cat person? Head over to and donate there!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My Thanksgiving Adventures

I helped Grandma get ready for dinner.I watched her to make sure she followed the recipe...
Snuck into some family photos (you can see my head in the bottom right...)Smiled for the camera with Kelsi.And played with my new toys from Aunt Jessica...what did you do for Thanksgiving?