Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas 2011

We tried to capture some Christmas memories at our house with these pictures.
It started off wonderfully with a package from Siku and the White Dog Army.

December 24th was my 6th Barkday.  We had a special celebration.  You can see Ollie in the lower left hand corner.  He's probably just waiting to get at that pie.

Our tree managed to stay up until Christmas.  Mom said that if it fell over one more time,  it would be on it's side in the back yard - decorations and all.
Santa Paws was very good to us.
However . . . There were two *naughty* bags with coal in the bottom our stockings -- they couldn't possibly have been for US.  Our behavior has been exemplary.

It was a LONG day.  Here we are -- in the Arms of Morpheus.

And to all . . . a good night.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

BARK The Herald Angels Sing . . .

Once again during this Holiday time, we want to wish Everyone . . .
An *Ollie* Jolly Christmas
A *Cappy* New Year.
May your joys be great and your blessings many this Christmas.

Cappy and Ollie and 
their Housekeeping Staff, Marcy and Tom

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy BARKday Siku !

We hope that you have a wonderful Barkday Siku.

May this birthday be just the beginning of a year filled with happy memories, wonderful moments, sunshine and smiles.

Friday, December 16, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas . . .

We finally got around to decorating the house and putting up the tree.

I, of course, had to supervise.

I think that the tree needs more lights.

Good job, Mom and Dad.

Then at 3:30 am, Mom and Dad were treated to a cacophony of our barks and yips.   We heard a loud clamor downstairs.  It sounded as if Santa and his reindeer had landed in our living room.

No such luck -- the Christmas tree fell over and no one could figure out why. Mom went online in an attempt to determine if there had been an earthquake in our area.  

Possibly an overload of ornaments placed in the front of the tree caused it to tip over ???

Only a few glass ornaments were broken, but there was water everywhere.  Mom started throwing towels down from the linen closet and she and Dad mopped up.

Never a dull moment.  At least the outside decorations are still up.

I have a feeling that next year's tree is going to come in a box - assembly required.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Best wishes from both of us and from our 
Housekeeping Staff, Marcy and Tom
for a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Good Golly Little Ollie - WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?

 Poor Ollie - he had been sick as a dog, so off  he went to the V-E-T.  After a thorough examination,  the diagnosis was that  he had urethral prolapse.
        The following day (Tuesday),  he had surgery. His doctor recommended that neutering would help to alleviate the problem before it escalated to the really serious stage.
Tuesday was a LONG day for me.  My pawrents gave me extra treats, walks, hugs and reassurance and I was anxiously looking forward to having him back home.

However . . . I certainly wasn't prepared for this.  When I saw him stagger (from medication)  into the house, his cute face surrounded by a *lampshade*,  I was petrified and lost my composure.  
 For me, this was a natural reaction because I am afflicted  with fear aggression and that sight made my fur turn even more white.  Who was this strange dog ???
Ollie has been on bed rest, is still on medication and even has a soft blue collar for bedtime.  He's almost back to his normal (annoying) self.
I finally got accustomed to seeing his face in a collar.   We're all just grateful that he's mending nicely and we will have another reason for which to be thankful on Thursday.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ollie's Birthday Pictures

FINALLY -- 3 days later - Ollie had his official Barkday celebration on Sunday.   Mom made the cake -- it was delicious, but a cardiologist's worst nightmare.   (Mom's cooking role model is Paula Deen.)  There were 3 candles and one musical one to grow on.

I gave him his very own squirrel and he received a HUGE box of Jerky Favorites (Chicken, Beef, Duck and Lamb) from 
and the White Dog Army.  

THANK YOU and a BIG salute to Everyone !

Ollie was his most gracious (???) self.

. . .and where was I in the middle of 
the festivities ?
I just couldn't stand the excitement.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy 3rd Barkday Oliver

Happy Barkday to my brother Oliver.  He's still very annoying - takes my toys, gobbles my food, steals my treats and thinks that life revolves around him.  Silly boy - it's all about ME !

Also . . .
Happy Barkday to Lorenza
November 2, 2011
Querida Lorenza,  ¡Feliz Cumpleaños! 
Deseándote buena salud, felicidad y muchos vestidos más hermosos.

AND . . .

Jessica - November 3, 2011
Cayden - November 7, 2011

Love and best wishes for a wonderful day !

Monday, October 31, 2011

*Cappy* HOWLoween

Happy Halloween Everyone !   We hope that you all receive lots of doggie treats and goodies.

And . . .

Love and sloppy doggie kisses to our nephew, Cayden.  We hope that he enjoys his first Halloween.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Christmas in July

In an attempt to reverse this summer’s heat wave, Siku, in her July 25, 2011  post,  suggested that bloggers post a Christmas picture to help reverse the oppressive heat that has been plaguing most of the country.  

*Mind relief *from the hot weather sounds wonderful.

We dug into our archives and posted some 
Christmas pictures.

Thoughts of a Christmas tree . . .

Stocking hung  with *care* (???)

In the Arms of Morpheus with visions of Sugarplum Dog Treats . . . dancing in my head.

Ollie's First Christmas.  Notice the lack of ornaments on the bottom of the tree.

Ollie, Christmas 2010

Santa Paws had given us lots of treats and toys wrapped in paw print and doggie paper.

We received matching new dog beds which we desperately needed.  I can always tell which one is MY bed.  It's the cleanest one and has no Milk Bone crumbs.

Mom really loved that pillow.  Was she trying to tell us something ?

Let's not forget my Barkday on December 24th.  No, those are NOT horns growing out of my head.

If this picture doesn't grip you in the arms of Jack Frost, nothing will.  
This is Mom shoveling snow at the Long Island house.
(Hint to Mom:  "Never use a shovel that is as big as you are.")
Be careful what you wish for.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (Almost)

The indignation of it all . . . businesses  are using 
OUR names !!!
We deserve some royalties !!!