Wishing you a Slap Happy Doggy New Year!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
What’s better than a song and a dance to get someone’s attention? Having man’s best friend do the job! Every year, Dog Scouts all over the country participate in bell ringing. That’s exactly what Dog Scout Troop 161 did again this holiday season – for the third consecutive year.
(Notice all his badges!)
In both 2007 and 2008, Dog Scout Troop 161 raised more than $300 for the Salvation Army. Even with the floundering economy, Troop 161 set a goal to raise even more funds while promoting responsible dog ownership. And, that's exactly what they did. Having set a new Troop record, they brought in more than $500!
to audition for a part as a Keebler Elf
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
granddaughter Peanut to assess the situation before venturing out
Take this right hook and then think about it."
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Does Thelma look more like her mom or her sister?
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
After spending day one on the couch with world-renowned K-9 therapist Dr. Burt Medicine Woman, we thought we started to make some headway. Upon peeling back the first layer of the onion, Dr. Burt determined that Roger's biggest issue is sharing − specifically sharing Dad and me with another female in the house. Obviously, he was never exposed as a pup to the big purple dinosaur Barney, who preaches "Sharing is Caring!"
After spending day two on Dr. Burt's couch with learned assistant Joshua T-bone, even more progress was made on getting to the root cause of Roger's problem. It seems that the real underlying problem is his confusion about having been forced to become a Dallas Cowboys fan when he lives in the heart of Pennsylvania, so he decided to take a stand and picked the Pittsburgh Steelers as his team to cheer on. Rumor has is that Roger "the Rock" Rog-lisberger is going to be starting in this week's lineup. Go Steelers!!!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
After all, a date of birth is just that. Heck, I just celebrated my 2nd birthday (again) yesterday with two of my sisters, Punchy and Juniper. We had a blast! So much so I realized that what we were missing at home was a little sister!
I mean, M&D got me the best present in the world −Roger. So why not return the favor? It wasn't until we visited Grammy Lee that it hit me like a ton of bricks that what Roger needed for his birthday was a little bully sister to help deflect some of the daily, ankle-biting abuse off me.
I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce − Miss Thelma Lou Knowlton
Thursday, November 19, 2009
No big plans for today except resting up for tomorrow night's celebration. Stay tuned for pictures from the Li'l Punk's party.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
With Roger approaching legal drinking age later this month (November 19), I thought that perhaps he might be starting to question his sexuality and decided to come out of the closet. After asking Rog, he told me that the only closet he decided to come out of was a broom closet. As it turns out, he only did so because Dawdy Dawg had given him a "timeout" in the closet for constantly leaving his toys lay around the house, and his only salvation was to "come out" and dust and sweep the entire house before Mom got home from work.
After getting off the phone with Puppies & Youth Services, Rog seemed rather dejected to learn that there are no labor laws preventing parents from having their children perform work in the household -- even when it involves wearing a silly French maid uniform. Although I'm not sure that he has a little leg to stand on, he's considering asking the Law School's Civil Rights Appellate Clinic to review his case.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Observed the second Monday in October, Columbus Day also gives federal and state employees yet another paid holiday. Although more than three months have passed since the July 1 deadline and Governor Rendell and the Legislature still cannot come to terms on a budget, I wouldn't be surprised to see a bill being passed that declares Talk like a Pirate Day as a paid holiday for employees of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In the words of the wise Otto von Bismarck, "Laws are like sausages — it is best not to see them being made.
While not all historians can agree where Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World, there is irrefutable documented evidence that Klaus von Newbert and his first mate Herr Roger were blown off course en route to Brushtown, PA and landed in Frederick, MD during their first expedition.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Ahoy mateys, did you know that today is Talk Like a Pirate Day? Roger and I threw together this list of classic pirate pickup lines for our fellow buccaneers trying to get some booty.
- Have ya ever met a man with a real yardarm?
- You’re drinking a Salty Dog. How’d you like to try the real thing?
- Avast, me proud beauty! Wanna know why my Roger is so Jolly?
- How'd you like to scrape the barnacles off of me rudder?
- Let's get together and haul some keel.
- That’s some treasure chest you’ve got there!
- Pardon me, but would ya mind if I fired me cannon through your porthole?
- Wanna shiver me timbers?
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Peanut Butter Carrot Cake
- 1 cup of whe
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/4 cup of peanut butter
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 cup of shredded carrots
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/3 cup of honey
- 1 egg
- Mix flour and baking soda together.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Pour into greased cake pan (preferably bone-shaped), but an 8 inch round will work.
at350° for 30 minutes.
- Let cool.
- Puree cottage cheese in blender for icing.
ate with peanut butter and carrots.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sandy the Conqueror
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
~ Dog Scout Motto
Roger and I are extremely excited about our new venture. After my career on the show circuit came to a screeching halt, I felt that I could probably squeeze another activity into my busy social life, especially when it involves promoting responsible pet ownership.
Our first activity was Puppy Paddlin'. Seeing how neither one of us can swim, it was a much-needed lesson. And while neither Roger nor I will be trying out for the Olympics alongside Michael Phelps, Puppy Paddlin' provided the participants with a valuable lesson in getting used to the water and trusting our owners. Best of all, Dad learned to overcome his "sink or swim" mentality.
Before sharing some photos of my fellow dog scouts, I thought I'd show this video of how to NOT introduce your dog to swimming. Enjoy!
Photos from Puppy Paddlin'
Friday, August 28, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Dad was right when he said, "Trust me son. I'm speaking from experience. Once the sacky joe heals and the itching from the stitches subsides, you'll feel like a "new man!"
Well after two weeks of restricted activity, I am happy to say that Coach Daddy Dawg is ready to put me back in the ring -- boxing ring that is, not show.
Let me tell you, after having been walked on a leash for two weeks and denied any kind of roughhousing with Roger, except an occasional bite on his bat ears, I am ready to rumble in the jungle. Stay tuned for upcoming film footage of Rog and me starring in The Jungle Book.
The best post-op news happened today when Mom received a phone call from Dr. Weeks telling her that the pathology report from the lump removed from my leg was indeed a benign tumor called a histiocytoma, which are fairly common in young boxers.
Thanks for all your well wishes, kind thoughts, and prayers for my speedy recovery.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
In Southern states, it is used in landscaping. As a matter of fact, my sister, who lives in Savannah, GA, has a huge one in her front yard, and less than two weeks ago, it was used as a backdrop for graduation pictures taken of Cierra, a 2009 graduate of Johnson High School.
All of the Sago Palm, including the seeds and root ball are toxic. Signs of illness first appear about 12 hours after ingestion and include gastrointestinal sign such as vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. The toxins in the plant lead to severe liver failure with progressive weakness, jaundice, bruising, bleeding, and other signs of liver failure that eventually lead to death.
If you have one of these plants in your home, be sure to keep it away from pets and children preferably by disposing of it safely in a covered trash can or re-home it with someone who does not have pets or young children.
Should you ever suspect ingestion of a potentially poisonous substance, it is important to act quickly and contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (1-888-426-4435) immediately for help.
According to the data compiled and reported by the ASPCA Poison Control Center, the five most potentially dangerous plants to companion animals are:
- Sago Palm
- Caster Bean
Mr. Yuk™ was created in 1971 by the Pittsburgh Poison Center. Since then, Mr. Yuk has been used to educate children and adults about poison prevention and to promote poison center awareness. Additionally, Mr. Yuk has helped raise awareness that poison centers are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to assist in the management of poisoning emergencies. In addition to his yucky face, every Mr. Yuk sticker displays the toll-free phone number for the national poison control hotline (1-800-222-1222).