Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rest and Relaxation at its Best

What do you do on the Outer Banks during a torrential down pour? I decided to answer my e-mail and read my friends' Facebook postings. Those two feats alone can kill half a day. The other half of the day Thelma Lou I and spent in bed with Mom catching up on some much needed beauty sleep. We also thought it would be nice to experience what it would feel like to not sleep on sand, so we washed our sheets.

A little siesta after taking care of electronic biz

Catching up on her Bully Beauty Sleep

Roger, on the other paw, thought that he needed a little extra pampering and decided that he would spend his allowance on a day at the spa. Seriously, I don't see how getting pawed by someone other than M or D could be so much better as to spend money on it. The only explanation that I come up with is that he's French. And, after watching Virginie Razzano of France defeat Serena Williams in the French Open, he's playing that card like he has a full house.

Lip Massage

Relaxed Roger


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Battle of the Bullies: Human v. Canine

How a 60-year old bully entertains himself at the pool after being chased off the beach by Tropical Storm Beryl. After a brief water battle of the bullies, Uncle Dave continues the torture with a parade around the pool that we like to call the Meatloaf March.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Remembrance and Thanks

Remembering those soldiers lost during service to our country and thanking our military for their service to our country! Freedom is not free without your invaluable service. 

Thank you from the Triple Threat!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Beach Bums

Having a grand time in sunny Corolla, NC. Mom is keeping Doggles K-9 sunscreen on all our tender spots - at least the parts we have left - like our ears and snoots. Roger's and my real "tenders" were surgically removed long ago.

Bottomless Beach Bathing Bully Butt

Mr. Sandman pays bathing beach Bully a visit

Bat Pig Dog on High Crab Alert

My experienced beach bathing bully sister illustrates how to properly rub in sunscreen before spending five hours in the sun.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Take a Hike for Dog Scouts

Along with fellow members of Dog Scout Troop 161, Roger, Thelma Lou, Mom and I are hiking to raise money for Dog Scouts of America (DSA) in the second annual Hike-a-Thon. Last year we raised $350.

A group hike by Troop 161 is scheduled for May 19th at King's Gap Environmental Education Center in Carlisle, PA. Join us for a wonderful hike in the woods if you can.

Our overall goal for the Hike-a-Thon will be to complete 15 miles during May. Since Roger and Thelma have such short legs, I feel it's only fair to divide the miles up between us. Roger and Thelma have committed to do 3 miles each with Mom, and I plan to hike the entire 15 miles.

Since we are getting started late in the month of May, our goal this year is to raise $200 as a group. For every $50 we raise over our goal, Mom and I will commit to walking an additional mile. While hiking 15 miles during an entire month may not seem like that great of a commitment, keep in mind that Mom does have a full-time job and hasn't exercised in months -- so this is my way of getting her to get her butt in gear.

If we reach our goal, which I am confident that we will, we'll each be entitled to a DSA Hike-a-Thon patch and Mom will earn a "Take a Hike for Dog Scouts" t-shirt.

DSA programs promote responsible dog ownership that include programs to help dog owners enjoy a great relationship with a well-mannered dog while benefiting from each other's company. DSA members strive to solve any problems that come their way with positive and effective training, thus helping to reduce the number of unwanted dogs in shelters by keeping them in happy, lifelong homes.

Since 2007, Troop 161 has raised over $10,000 for charities that help people and dogs, including the Salvation Army, local police K9s, and service dogs. Our troop members actively participate in educational and therapy programs for kids and adults.

I know that times are "ruff," but please visit my fundraising page and, if you can, consider contributing a few bucks to a good cause.

Donating through FirstGiving's website is simple, fast, and totally secure. Although donating through FirstGiving it is the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts, we will happily accept cash donations as well, all of which will be recognized on my fundraising page.

As always, many thanks for your support.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day is Lei Day


In early 1928, writer and poet Don Blanding published an article in a local newspaper suggesting that a holiday be created centered around the Hawaiian custom of making and wearing lei. It was fellow writer Grace Tower Warren who came up with the idea of a holiday in conjunction with May Day on May 1. She also coined the phrase, "May Day is Lei Day."

The first Lei Day was held on May 1, 1928, and everyone in Honolulu was encouraged to wear lei. Festivities were held downtown with hula, music, and lei making demonstrations and exhibits. In 1929, Lei Day was made an official holiday in the territory. Although the tradition was interrupted during the years of World War II, Lei Day still continues today. 

Spring has Sprung

The Triple Threat unleashes some pent up energy while Daddy Dawg works in his gardens.