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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

LiveStrong

 
 
A little while ago our dear furend Ann lost her husband, Vic, to cancer. This is a special day for her. Please visit and share your love with her!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thursday Specal Edition: Vote for WHN!



Voting begins! Vote for What's Her Name from Dachsies with Moxie!



Have you voted yet? No? Well, you have to hop on over and vote for your favorite Pet quilt at the link- you are eligible for a pressie just for voting! You get to vote in each of five categories- Dogs, Cats, other pets, EQ, and Art quilts. Leave a comment at the blog, with the number of the quilt you wish to vote for in the category- (HINT- for the Dog category, if you were to vote for WHN, you would enter the number 4; for the Art quilt category, you would also enter the number 4 for WHN)


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Saturday: Nola's Announcement, Echo's insights on Alaska

NOLA'S BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY




Love black and white photography? Want to challenge your artistic side? Or are you just looking for a quick and easy post to fill the weekend? Then the Black and White Sunday blog hop is for you!

Black and White Sunday is a weekly, wordless (think like Wordless Wednesday, but in black and white) link up of bloggers hosted by me, Dachshund Nola, You Did What With Your Weinerand My Life In Blog Years

Rules Of Participation:

1) Please BLACK AND WHITE pictures only!!!

2) No more then 5 photos per post

3) Please keep it wordless!!! If you must include text, please keep it short: 1-5 sentences max.

4) Please grab the badge and link up!

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5) And most importantly, have fun and challenge yourself! Black and White Sunday is a way to give bloggers a chance to step out of their comfort zones and flaunt their artistic talents, hidden or known.

Join us every Sunday! More info can be found here and here.

Kisses,

Dachshund Nola


ECHO'S INSIGHTS ON ALASKA

Alaska. A wonderful place for me to play in!
Woof! I am an Alaskan collie called Echo. I really want to share all of Alaska's Beauty. Where do I start is the question? I know! Eklutna Lake!


Eklunta lake is a lake surrounded by mountains. Woof! One of them is called Bold and one is called Twin peaks because it has three peaks! I did say three by the way. There is a trail leading up a neighboring mountain. It is called Twin Peaks climb. Woof! According to Kate it got called a climb for a reason! Woof! It is 2.5 miles up and 2.5 miles down. It is a great climb! At the top there are some great crowberrys and a steep hill with a few bushes so I can play! It is really fun because I can eat snow in July! It is so great there! There is a hard bench at the very top of the climb! It is a nice climb with a great view at the top. Kate, CK, Val, Dad and I love it.

There is another trail called the Lake side trail. It is about seven miles to the end and seven miles back if you do the whole trail. So far I haven't done it yet, but it sounds great! Woof! Kate trys to edit out my woofs, but I add them in again. Woof! There is a really short trail from the campsite which doesn't have a mileage sign. Once they saw a bear at the end. Woof! That must have been exciting! Woof! Woofity-woof! I wish I had seen it! I would have told it to go away! Okay, maybe not. I would have tried though! Woof!

Now what should I tell about next? I know! Derickson bay!


It is a 90 minute boat ride from Whitter, and a 60minute drive from Anchorage. On the beach you can see a glacier called Nellie Juan glacier. It calves and produced ice burgs every day! Woof! According to Kate baby seals are raised on them! According to her they are so cute. I prefer running around. Kate will now do a quick report of other stuff to see while I go off and do something! Woof!
"Hello readers. This is Kate here. I am going to tell you about some of AK's beautiful scenery which Echo hasn't seen. It is a great place to kayak and there are nice beaches with gravel on them, white sandy beaches with flakes of Meca ( fool's gold), rocky beaches, grassy beaches and beaches with plant on them. From all of them you get a wonderful view of the ocean and mountains. Beware! Do not swim in the ocean. Anything with iceburgs in it is cold! There is a beach in deep water bay which everyone calls the white sand beach. It really is white! it also has little flakes of fools gold. It is quite pretty and soft, and there is a river running by it. Echo hasn't been there because you have to get dropped off by a boat, or kayak to get there. Also in Deep water there is a gravaly beach which Ck and I nicknamed "Perfect Beach". It is Perfect because it is nice to play on, read on, eat on, tide comb on, and there is small little water falls. Echo also hasn't been there."
Woof! I'm back! I just had to jump on the Grand Piano! Woof! Now back to the subject! Woof! It has a nice rocky beach, which Kate is prone to hurt her ankles on. Woof! Sometimes Iceburgs wash up on the beach! They can be really scary sometimes, when you haven't seen them before! Woof! You can also watch seals and otters! Woof! That appeals more to humans than it does to me though. There are also porcupines there. I tried to jump on one! I am never doing that again! I was stupid clever enough to see it was a threat and kept on jumping on it! Woof! There is also a large population of small black birds which I call Peeping birds because I don't know the name and Kate won't tell me. She has a contest sometimes on one of her blogs, and she want to use it as a question on it. Woof! Anyway, Peeping birds sometimes practiced luring enemy's away from their nest, and they needed something to practice on. Woof! I, being helpful, volunteered for the job. The only thing I had to do is chase them when peeped. Woof! It helped the young Peeping birds practice flying and distracting. When they get tired and have to land, I go straight past them and chase the other ones. Woof! It's quite fun, when you follow the academy's rules! I love derickson Bay! Woof!

Woof! Now what next? Maybe, Yes! Woof! Kenai! I have only been there once, but it was great! We stayed in the camper for a week and Val and Master went down somewhere, and they were saying it was a beach! When I got done there, t was great! I tried to pick up a yummy fish-head and eat it! Woof! They didn't let me though! Uh-Oh. I don't think I should have said that. Uh, I think Kate's about to say something. She is looking quite cross while she typing right now. I will flee! Now! Kate! Don't put me outside! Help! Woof!
"Kate here. again. I am a little cross with Echo because he told me he had just eaten a rotten fish-head. Ah. He has just unlocked the door and come back in. Or that is what he has used told me."
Woof! Outrage! I will seek revenge! Soon! Woof! Now I have to explain more about kenai! It has a large amount of Salmon! Yum! On my 3rd day there, Aunty M and Uncle A showed up! Yippee! I was so happy! They stayed with us until the last day! Woof! I am so happy they came! Woof! That is about all I know about Kenai! Woof!
Woof! Now I will tell you about Campell track! It is where I skijour in the winter with Kate! It is super fun! Woof! When I skijour, I get into my harness, get into the truck with Kate and Master, get out at Campell track, or Chester creek, and then I pull Kate for a few miles! Kate says next year it will be ten! So I will run at top speed for ten miles while pulling Kate! Fun! Woof! That is all about Alaska which I know of! Woof! Perhaps next Year I will do another article of the new places I have gone! Woof! Bye!


By Echo the puppy.

Typing, human information which has been put in and editing by Kate.
All other info by Ck, Val, and Dad!
Moral support by Kate, CK, Zoey and Razzy.
Harsh criticism by Kespsey( My Worst enemy).


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wesdnesday: Olympics, Doggie Health, Comics, Chickfila

OLYMPICS

TODAY's EVENTS:
BATHTUB WRESTLING: UJI & IZZY
CAT TREE GYMNASTICS: QUILL
CRITTER STALKING: MONA & WEENIE
TONGUE CURLING, THE RASPBERRY: MONA & WEENIE
Listed as "Ongoing":
BALANCE BEAM: CORY & COMPANY
HIGH JUMP: PENELOPE & KOZMO
RED DOT-A-THON: PURRCHANCE TO DREAM
SYNCHRONIZED SNOOZING: ISLAND CATS
TEAM LOUNGING: DAISY MAE & CHARMEE


Schedule Graciously stolen from Sarge's blog...BOL!


HEALTH: GLAUCOMA

Taken from The Glaucoma Foundation
August 2012 E-newsletter

Did You Know That Dogs Get Glaucoma?
Not only do they get glaucoma, it is a leading cause of blindness in dogs. There are two forms, primary and secondary. The primary type is hereditary, breed specific, and is not caused by other diseases. Primary glaucoma occurs in many breeds of dogs, including the American Cocker Spaniel, Basset Hound, Chow Chow, Shar Pei, Jack Russell Terrier, Shih Tzu, and Arctic Circle breeds (including the Siberian Husky and Elkhound). Primary glaucoma is rare in cats.
It usually starts in one eye, but ultimately both eyes are affected. It occurs 3 times more frequently in female dogs and most commonly between the ages of 5 and 10 years. The key to having the best chance of preserving vision is early detection, excellent owner compliance in treating the eye(s) daily as prescribed, and regular ophthalmic examinations.

COMICS
funny-dog-pictures-20-pounds-of-chaos-packaged-in-cuteness

Come and Play!


You know what happened to the last guy  who yelled 'MUSH' at us?







NATIONAL EAT AT CHICKFILA DAY!

 
EAT MORE CHICKIN'

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Saturday: Olympics, Comics

OLYMPICS

And there off! The Extreme Exotics, Winning Whales, Splashing Salmons and the Mighty Minnows are swimming their hearts out today! Visit Sarge's blog to see the Swimming Event!

For a relaxing afternoon with free tacos stroll on over to Jazzi's blog and take in the beautiful Nose Art Masterpieces!

Our feline furends are hosting some pawsome events too!

BALANCE BEAM: CORY & COMPANY
HIGH JUMP: PENELOPE & KOZMO
RED DOT-A-THON: PURRCHANCE TO DREAM
SYNCHRONIZED SNOOZING: ISLAND CATS
TEAM LOUNGING: DAISY MAE & CHARMEE




COMICS









Thursday, July 26, 2012

Special Edition: Inubar, Ask Finnackles, Comics

INUBAR
Hello Everyfurry! This is Ruthie Chief in Editor and we wanted to let you know something! We were contacted by Inubar and they asked us to give honest feedback on their online store! FYI: I am not recieving anything free to give feedback or write this review.

Sooo, I went to their store website and asked to be invited to see it. I got my inivte and then browsed the store! They have some really pawsome products!

Their speciality is making cool doggy products! And I must say they do look cool!

I made mommy buy me a cute octopus toy!

Jax and Bones Elton the Octopus

Cute, huh?

Well guess what! They made a special 10% off code for all of us!

The code is: RUTHIE

*BLUSH* I have never had a 10% off code named after me! Shipping is currently only $5 for your entire order!

While I am awaiting my toy I hope you will check out this cool store!

 Puff
This is their mascot, he is so cute! His name is Puff!

The founders of this store have a real desire to create dog supplies that are good for dogs. Mommy is excited to find toys for me that don't contain any bad chemicals!

My octopus is chemical-free, 100% eco-friendly and naturally dyed!

We give this store four paws up!

ASK FINNACKLES

Woof! I need Finn's help! Woof! Here i the 2 part message to Finn:

Dear Finn,
My Cat friend, Kepsey, is nice. But his claws are to sharp. Woof! Whenever I try to play, he scratches me! Woof! It hurts! When I sit by him, he scratches me! Woof!

From,
Echo

Dear Finn.

I am Kepsey. I will tell you about Echo. When he comes by me he hits me with his paw. It hurts. He wanted me to speak to you about this problem, so here I am. I do want to be friends with Echo. He just tries to chew me. We need help.

Kepsey.


Dear Echo and Kepsey,

OUCH!  Seems like there is a lot of scratching and biting and nipping and hissing happening.  I am so glad that you both want to be fur-ends!  I would suggest a truce!  Kepsey, next time your Momma does the laundry, carry off a white sheet or a white t-shirt.  Claw it down to a white truce flag.  Echo, run and get a nice big stick.  Get that flag on top of the stick and mount it in the yard.  Next time you guys are playing and feel the urge to use your claws, remember the white truce flag you made together!  Then from there, use your claws for a common goal (and not on each other) like pawing the human's new furniture or chasing the squirrels, you know?  I am sure you can do it!  Send us in a picture of that flag and let us know how it goes!

Love,
Finnackles


COMICS

Funny Animal Captions - It's Not Very Realistic


funny dog pictures - How is this fair?


Funny Animal Captions - See What You've Done, R. Kelly?


funny dog pictures - I iz gitting hairz ebrewhere!  Muh Ha Ha Ha Ha!


funny dog pictures - Bob demonstrates safe running as he signals for a left turn.


funny dog pictures - I caught THIS fing peeing on yer rug






Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday: Ask Finnackles, New Comic Section

ASK FINNACKLES

Hi - my name iz Shiloh. I’ve got a problem an’it haz gotten bigger (at leest tue me) b-cuz I’ve dun nothin’boutz it. A furry much sweet Beagle-lady sed she wood like tue b my gurl if I wuzn’t taken. Well I iz butt it haz bin a little while since she asked an’I feel really bad that I hazn’t told her yet. Sum of the problem iz cuz my mom haz bin hoggin’the ‘puter BUTT sum of it tue haz bin I just didn’t know what tue say I mean I iz flattered an’all that sweet Beagle-lady wood even ask me butt like I sed, I iz taken Oh Miss Finnakles – can u tell me what I shood due? I eagerly await your answer.



Dear Shiloh,

Thank you for writing!  Sounds like you are in a bit of a pickle.  I think the best thing to do is to come clean with the bea-gal!  Be honest, and tell her you are FLATTERED that she would like to be your girl, but that you are sworn to another.  Apologize for not getting back to her, because I am sure it took her a lot of COURAGE to ask you to be her man and she may be wondering if her fur just doesn't smell right or doesn't look right cause you didn't answer her.  She might be looking at herself over and over again in the reflection of the backdoor just wondering....so tell her.  Go visit her in the backyard one day and tell her you are taken, but you'd like to get together at the dog run every now and again and still be fur-ends if that's okay with her.

OR maybe you would like TWO girlfurends?  Is that a possibility??  A whole 'nother can of worms.  Or jar of peanut butter.  Or bone of rawhide.  I'm hungry.  Good luck to you and let us know how it goes!

Love,
Finnackles


COMICS
Our wonderful and brilliant Mayor, Frankie, suggested the Chronicle post a comic section! Thanks for the idea Frankie!

Funny Animal Captions - Always Knew Lions were Sell Outs


Funny Animal Captions - Anteetrz NEBR get sik


Funny Animal Captions - Someone's Trying a Little Too Hard


Funny Animal Captions - And dem bwowneez?

funny dog pictures - Magician's Dog


funny dog pictures - Nope nuthin in dere  R u sur? I herd sqeaking

Funny Animal Captions - Forward-Facing Frog



funny dog pictures - While the optimist and pessimist argue over whether the glass is half full or half empty, the opportunist sneaks in and drinks it.



funny dog pictures - Goggie GIF: Did you say WALK???

Tip-a-ckle Box-ur

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday: Interview with Madi

INTERVIEW WITH MADI



Thank you for letting me interview you, Madi.

1. Today I want to get at the core of your diva-ness. So furst I want to ask you how you got your name. 

Oh Ruthie that is a very good question!!  Mom and Dad said it was easier to pick out a name for my human sister than it was to pick out one for me...Evidently that was the start of my diva-ness. MOL  Mom wanted to name me after the first vet to give me a check up.  Her name was Dr. Clancy.  Dad said I was too sweet and petite to be named Clancy… he said that sounded like a policeman's name.  Then the thought of Cinder and Gracie because of my gray furs...but that was nixed too.  I was listed as Kitty M on my cage at the adoption center.  So they decided to name me something starting with an M....my full name is Madison because mom thought is sounded fancy.  They shortened it to Madi.  HOWEVER, Mom said if she had waited a few days she would have noticed that I was indeed a Diva and probably named me Diva. MOL I bet you are sorry you asked that question.  FYI:  I'm a Southern kitty and we Southern ladies never answer a question in less than 10 sentences.

 
2. As I understand from a famous photo of you, you are superiorly soft. I think my lady readers would like to hear more about this. How do you achieve this? Was it something you were born with?


When Mom and Dad brought me home they just knew I would be a short haired kitty but alas I fooled them.  In no time it was obvious I was going to have a very thick birthday suit.
Mom started getting me accustomed to brushing very early.  I absolutely adore being brushed...another Diva trait.  Every evening at about 8ish I stand by the end table where Mom keeps my brush and of course if she doesn't pay immediate attention I give her a good tongue lashing.


3. What is your beauty routine? 

A. I must get at least 22 1/2 hours of uninterrupted sleep...and that is hard to do around here.

B. Of course my brushing by Mom.  I do a very good job of keeping my furs clean, washing behind my ears, in between my toes… and of course I wash the nether regions...thoroughly.  Mom says I don't do a very good job keeping my eyes clean so she has to do that.


4. How does a girl develop that air of command that you embody?

MOL I'm purrty sure I was born with it...although Mom tries to take credit for it. She says she spoils me ROTTEN.



5. What does a queen like you eat for breakfast?

My diet is as follows: Promptly at 6 am

My filter water fountain must have fresh water in it every morning,
Mom watches my waist line like a hawk.  She divides an itty bitty can of Fancy Feast into 6 sections. I get one of the sections in the morning...I especially like all of the seafood flavors.
I also get 1/3 of a cup of Purina One for Senior kitties... (I am 10 you know and that is considered Senior). 


6. What is your favorite diva snack? 
I am a creature of habit and routine...EVERY evening between 7 and 7:30 (depending on when Mom takes her shower) I receive 6 or 8 Whiskas or Natural Sensation treats... yes Mom counts the itty bitty treats.  Dang that woman and her obsession with my waistline.

 

7. Now you are well known among the dogs in our community here in Blogville. How do you, as a cat, feel about this?
My very first blogging friends were dogs.  I felt very honored that they would treat me just like one of the K9s.  Every single one of them have been super duper extra especially nice to me.  Mom and I love all creatures great and small.  Actually I have a K9 to thank for my home.  Mom said Toto, the mighty mini Dachshund, who was the first family pet 37 years ago, paved the way for all the family pets.  She actually says that compared to the first family feline, who evidently was defective, MOL, I have about 95% Doxie-tude. I am nothing at all like their first cat. MOL I'm unique!

8. What does your mom call you when she is mad at you?

Ahhhhh Ruthie I'm a cat I do no wrong...


9. What do you call your mom when you are mad at her?

When I'm mad at mom I call her MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM and I threaten her with demerits

10.  What other diva tips would you like to share with us?

A.   Let it be known early on what is required in order to keep you happy and accept no substitutes
B.    Do not tolerate lazy humans
      
C.    Always make the two leggers come to you
D.   Never give up a good sleeping spot...well unless you are physically manhandled and moved against your will....if that happens jump on their bladders in the middle of the night
E.    Last but not least always be thankful for your 2 leggers even when they do not do everything you ask 'cause they love you unconditionally and you should return that love.

Ruthie thank you for this very fine interview you are absolutely a first class professional reporter and of course you are my BFF,
Sincerely,
Madi

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday: Winner, Ask Finnackles, Interview of a Goose, Posie

WINNER!

We randomly wrote down the entries on paper with a number. Then we went to a random number generator and put in the numbers.

And the winner is GOOSE! Congratulations Goose you won a copy of The Fitzy Resolution!

Now this book is available in paperback and on Kindle! Click HERE to purchase from Amazon! Currently the Kindle price is $0.99 or free to borrow for Prime members and $7.99 for paperback!

ASK FINNACKLES

Hi Finn, I have a romantical question for you: Furst off, my boyfurend is Neeko the Yorkie.

I am absolutely crazy about him! He even took me to Hawaii one time! The problem is this: I miss him because he doesn't blog very often. What do you think I should do? I'd never leave him! I absolutely love him! But how can I get him to blog more frequently?

Licks from your Boss (BOL!),
Chief in Editor Ruthie



Dear Boss Lady,

Thank you for writing!!  I too have a boyfriend who does not blog very often. Since you are madly in love with him, why not write about how you'd like to see him more in Blogville and then send him an email with the link to your words.  I am sure once he sees how you are feeling, and how you can profess your love for him to the world, he will join us more!  He will not be able to resist the lure of your sweet poetry!  Ask him to give you what you need-a photo every once in a while, a special Friday night chow chow dinner, or a card with his scent on it.  He will say yes!

Good luck to you-let us know how it goes!

Love,
Finnackles


INTERVIEW OF A GOOSE



 Thank you for joining us here today, Goose.

Oh it is my pleasure to be here.  It's my pleasure to be anywhere.  I was also told there would be snacks.

1. Furst off I would like to ask you what life in the pulpit is like. Please describe your mom’s job from your point-of-view.

Life in the pulpit, like anywhere, has its ups and downs. MOM is always saying "sit up Goose."  Lay down Goose."  It's an everyday thing.  But from my point of view it is pretty great.  I get to go to work with my MOM 3 or 4 days a week.  And I meet all kinds of people and you might find this surprising, but I meet a lot of doggies.  Dogs seem to know they are welcome at the church.  Whenever someone comes to see my MOM or they just stop by and I am not there, they ask, "Where's Goose?"  MOM says they are pretty disappointed if I am not there.

 How do I see my MOM's job? Hummmm.  Well that's difficult to describe.  Sometimes she is like an office worker.  Then other times she is a counselor, shepherd, gardener, youth worker, artist, cook, speaker, consultant, cheerleader, shepherd, comedian.  Well you get the idea, her job involves so many things, which is great for me cuz I get to experience a lot of different things. But if I had to narrow it down my MOM is a servant and a shepherd.  From my point of view it's a pretty great gig

2. What is your favorite praise & Worship song?

Another tough one. There are so many meaningful and paw clapping good ones.  I'd have to say "Hold Me" by Jamie Grace. It reminds me of me and my MOM and at the same time it's a wonderful song about our relationship with God.  I also like "Jesus Rocks and Rolls my Blues Away". Oh dog you should hear how our church band does it. They play it in this rockin/blues way that will get any dog or peep up and movin' and smilin'.

3. What does sneaky have to say about the serpent in the Garden of Eden?


Oh Sneaky Snake knows the story.  He's a little upset about the whole thing.  He says if that Serpent in the story had behaved himself he would be walking on legs and not eating dust on his belly.   I try not to bring it up to often cuz Sneaky gets a little upset.

4. Tell us what your favorite Bible verse/passage is and what special significance its meaning has in your life.

John 15:5, "I am the vine you are the branches.  Whoever abides with me and I in him [or her], this one brings forth much fruit, because without me, you can do nothing.” I just know that apart from Christ I do not live to my full potential and there is no way I could do, or bare the kind of fruit, that I otherwise could with Jesus.  I also think it is a beautiful example of the relationship we have with our Creator.

5. What is your favorite book of the Bible?

I'd have to say Ephesians for the New Testament and Habakkuk for the Old Testament.

6. What is your relationship status?

Oh I have many relationships, many many.  It's just not right to have one or very few, that would be sad.    I have a relationship with my MOM and her friends and all those peeps at church.  Oh then there are all the relationships I have with my friends like Bert, and Baci, Logan, Murphy (big and little) Stanley, Jamie, Cooper.......  HUH?   Oh, you mean "RELATIONSHIP".  Well I do have a special gal pal.  Her name is Belle.  She is a beautiful Golden, both inside and out.  We have had many backpacking adventures together with our peeps. She is very special to me.

7. What are your favorite treats?

Well they are all pretty good, I gotta tell you. My MOM calls the "yumies". I guess I have two, peas and cherry tomatoes.  I love them fresh out of the garden.  I even pick them myself.  MOM planted my very own plants in big pots on the patio.  But she always shares with me from the big garden.  Oh OH and I love deer jerky.

8. Do you have any dewclaws? If so, how many?

Nope I dew not have any dew claws.

9. How did you get your name?

When I rescued my MOM when I was 6 months old (I'm over 12 now)  I came with the name.  Well actually my full name is Sir King Goose the III.  I came from a long line of Gooses.  My litter mate’s names were Featherless Goose, Lady Goose the III, Flying Goose, among other Goose names.  MOM was not sure if we would keep the name Goose.  But I helped her make the decision to keep it.  When I wanted to get her attention or wanted something or wanted to play I would "Goose" her.  Yep give her, and other peeps, a little goose on the butt with my nose.  hehehhee.

MOM and I were meant to be together, no doubt about that.  While I won't go into all the details I can tell you that I have helped my MOM live.  See sometimes she slips into these things called comas. It's very scary.  She becomes unresponsive and if she does not get help or takes some meds to bring her back to consciousness she would just slip away. That's where I come in.  I can sense when this is happening and I alert her. I have never been trained to do this, I am just that connected to my MOM.  If she is sleeping and it happens I jump up and down on the bed, whine, bark, lick her face, try to pull her out of bed by her hand.  I keep this up until she somehow manages to take the magic medicine to make her OK.  No doubt about it, we were meant to be together.
Thank you for asking me to do this little interview, it was fun.  Now where are those snacks?  I was told there would be snacks.


POSIE'S PARADE OF ATHLETES
Hey everyone! Don't forget to submit your photos for the Olympic's Parade of Athletes!!


Today's the last day!
Send 'em to Posie: posiedorgATgmailDOTcom




Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday: Book Review & Giveaway, Puddles Interview

BOOK REVIEW: THE FITZY RESOLUTION

I, Ruthie Chief in Editor, was recently contacted by Dr. Allen DeSena about reviewing his novel entitled The Fitzy Resolution. Naturally, I was excited and with enthusiasm told my secretary and mom to say yes. Although Dr. DeSena said he was going to send me a hard copy of the book we went ahead and downloaded the Kindle version to get a head start reading it. I must say that we were immediately drawn into the book! In fact, it was one of the best books we have ever read!



The Fitzy Resolution is about an incredible Yellow Lab named Casey. Casey is a senator in the Central Canine Government and fights for what she believes to be right. At the beginning of the book, Senator Labrador-Casey hears about several Yorkies that have gone missing. This will not be an easy investigation for her since another government official, Beagle-Juniper, is fighting for control and using illegal means to achieve his purpose. Amidst the confusion that Juniper and several other characters are causing lurks the danger of the Fananas (Wolves) and nameless vermin (rats etc.). Will Casey survive the danger and manage to solve the mystery?


In this book you will meet delightful characters such as Cooper the Golden Retriever, Sasha the Siberian Husky and an Irish Wolfhound who is one of the, as referred to by a committee of cats, “ Fanatics”. We also meet the Bulldog Police, The Rat Terrier Squad and The Grey hound Couriers. On the dark side you will meet the legendary fananas (wolves), a sinister Cocker Spaniel, and an Italian Greyhound with big ideas.

This book touches on the sad subject of dog-fighting and my favorite part is when the tortured dogs are avenged.

Throughout the book we are also introduced to several Wilds or stray dogs. The Canine Government and the Wilds do not get along. However, by the end, Casey is introduced to some Wilds and she enacts The Fitzy Resolution for the betterment of all dogs, including strays. Casey will also learn that not all “vermin”are bad and that not all humans are good.

Note from Ruthie's Mom: I wish human government officials were as good and honest as Casey!

This is a great thriller/mystery but the best part is how it is in the view of dogs! Dr. DeSena opens the world of dogs with insight including fantasy and research. Many times throughout the book I looked at Ruthie and thought: So that’s what you have been up to!”

This book is great for the Blogville Community because of the deeper message: Treat your pet as you wish to be treated! This is something we all agree with I am sure! It is important not to let your attention get distracted by the world and technology because your pet will suffer as a result. This book made me think about how I need to spend more time with my pets and less time on the computer, playing video games and watching movies.
I need to take a deeper look at my priorities.


Now because I am so crazy about this book I personally am hosting a give-away for it! Simply leave me a comment and we will randomly choose a winner!
(Winner limited to within the USA)

Now this book is available in paperback and on Kindle! Click HERE to purchase from Amazon! Currently the Kindle price is $0.99 or free to borrow for Prime members and $7.99 for paperback!



PUDDLES *GASP* INTERVIEW


We 3 Doxies

Thanks for taking the time to answer a few of my questions Puddles!

Why thank you and it’s good to be heres today.

2. What are your measurements?

Short, long, and perfect


3. What is your favorite pastime besides drinking beer and eating Cheetos?

I likes to hunt!

4. What is your beauty routine?

Is dis a serious question?  Oh Okays I answer it anyways…
Da only beauty stuffs I do is brush my hairs cuz it do be very important to has the mall in da correct places. Don’t wanna look like a furball.


5. Do you ever pee in the house?

Shhhhhh…well sees, I has dis little issue.  I tinkle when I gets excited.
It’s not a pee but a tinkle, there is a big difference ya knows.


6. What do Albert and Whitney call you?

Oh I can’t repeat what they calls me cuz it is a bad word


7. I have heard that you have a train. Please tell us about it!

YES I does has a train and it be very loud but I likes it. Me and brudder tries to chase it when it comes by. But there is a fence so we hasn’t caughted it yet.


8. If you could go anywhere in the world what place would you like to visit?

Duh, Germany…da mudder land from wheres I comed from.


9. What is the Kerazy Lady’s best tip on how to take doggy photos?

Bwhahahahaha…tips really? Nope, her has none cuz I just likes to has my picture taken so I is good when da camera comes out…oh yea, treats work too.


10. If you could buy anything from Petsmart what would it be?

Oh dats easy, I would gets Mayzie a Jenny Pig cuz her has always wanted one but her mom won’t let hers.