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Friday, July 31, 2009

Lucky Friday

Live. Laugh. Love.

Wonderful words to live by.
We are lucky to have the loving family that we do.

Wishing all of our friends a happy, safe and love-filled weekend.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Time to pick the berries

It is time.

This weekend we are going on our annual trip to Kentucky to pick blackberries! Not just any blackberries... thornless ones so we don't hurt our little paws.

We love picking blackberries!

Our family makes jelly, jam and cobbler with them. They are even good with vanilla ice cream! Last year we picked 215 pounds of blackberries. Wonder how many we will pick this year.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Round #5

Economic Survival. Layoffs. Downsizing. Job Market. Recession.

These are all words we hear a lot in our home. Since we are merely dogs, we're not quite sure what all of it means but we do know that our kibble and treats rely on it. We live in Ohio and apparently our state isn't in a very good condition right now. There are a lot of people who have been layed off and are looking for jobs. That means there are lots of dogs losing their kibble.

There's an old saying that if mom's not happy, no one's happy. This old saying rang true for us last week... all because of these ugly words we hear a lot.

Our mom works full-time outside of our home. Our kibble depends on that. Well, a week and a half ago, our moms company went through round #5 of layoffs (in less than a year). 100 more co-workers lost their jobs. So sad.
Our mom survived the cut - yeah! We will be able to eat!

We know you are a bunch of smart cookies and know what all this means.
Last week was a nightmare for her. She was crazy-busy taking on the work of two others who didn't make the cut. She is very organized so we know she will get the
chaos under control but WOW! What a week! We hardly had any computer time and have missed a lot of what our friends have been up to. Time to get back on track!

Life can truly be rough some times.

We have learned that when times get tough

and life has you down,

you must find the strength to rebound and make your way back to the top.

Norm from Cheers once said, "It's a dog eat dog world and I'm wearing milk-bone underwear." Our paws are crossed for all those unemployed, looking for jobs, in hope that they will find employment very soon.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday Funnies

"Every puppy should have a boy."

Erma Bombeck

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Catnip After-Affects

This is an update to yesterday's post regarding drug awareness.

A Serious Case of the Munchies!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday Funnies - Drug Awareness

This is drugs.


This is your brain on drugs.

Any questions?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday Time With Tucker

Smackdown time!

In this corner we have Oscar, the whiny dachshund who wants what everyone else has.

In this corner, we have Tucker with his new favorite baby, the dog.

[Note from Mom: Tucker stole this stuffed dog from one of the kids and has decided that this is the next best thing to my treats. He carries it around and babies it. He has a cow also that he treats the same way.]

Nobody steals my Baby from me... nobody!

Whiny little hot dog! Get up and wrestle!

Ha! I've seen meaner faces on my girl when she wakes up grouchy in the morning!

Bite my ear and I'll bit your tail!

Pinned ya! That should teach you to steal my Baby Dog!

Tink: Every day we go through the same routine. You would think Oscar would learn and boy are they going to be in trouble for wrestling on Mom's sofa.

Tucker: Time for a nap Baby. I will always keep you safe from that big-snooted toy stealer.

Oscar: Yeah, well while you are sleeping, I am going to be plotting my next plan of attack.

A boy and his dog.

[Tink here. Mom wanted you all to hear what we have to listen to ALL THE TIME! Yes, that sound you are hearing really is Tucker. His Ewok/Yeti/Chewbaca heritage shows. Sorry about the quality of the video - a little dark.]

Monday, July 13, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Funnies

Joke Time!
Something to make you smile.

What happened when the dog went to the flea circus?
He stole the show!

What dogs are best for sending telegrams?
Wired-hair Terriers!

What happens when it rains cats and dogs?
You might step in a poodle!

Why don't dogs make good dancers?
They have two left feet!

What did the Dalmatian say after he ate his meal?
That hits the spots!

When you catch your dog eating a dictionary, what should you do?
Take the words right out of his mouth!

No Friday would be complete without picking on a cat or two...

What does a cat do when it is mad?
It has a hissssssy fit!

And finally, for Mr. Puggle...
Which foods definitely don't mix?
A hot dog and cat-sup!

Sometimes I just crack myself up!

Have a great weekend everyone!

(P.S. Tinkerbell and Oscar wish you a happy and fun-filled weekend too!)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Sad Day In Nibbles Treats World

We have received some really sad news.
Our good friend Sammy has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

Unfortunately Sammy was a victim due to the festivities and fireworks on Independence Day. We read about tragedies like this all the time but this is the first time some doggy we are friends with has fallen victim. During all the festivities, Sammy was accidentally able to escape the safe confines of her home. During the rainy evening and fireworks, she ran into the road and was struck by a car. She died in the arms of her owner, our friend, while being consoled and reminded of how much she was loved and how wonderful of a companion she was. Our heart breaks for our friend.

Sammy was special to our mom's organic dog treat business. So special that she even had a treat named after her. (Sammy Sticks).

We will miss our friend Sammy deeply.
Sammy, have fun running with all the other doggy friends we have lost in the past and remember that you were loved very much.
We received this message from Sammy's mom and wanted to share with all our readers:
"How wonderful all of you are to express your sympathies to me and my family. Sammy will never be replaced. She was a perfect pet. I will get another dog but my hurt will go on. As you all know the loss of a pet in any way is devasting but I feel so awful that she died this way. She'd probably give me her little grunt and say "it's ok mommy I'm still having fun over the rainbow" Love to all."
Thank you all for all your wonderful words. You are a great group of bloggers!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tuesday Time With Tucker

I am not much of a morning dog.

It takes more than a rub on the belly to get me going.

Coffee? Do I smell coffee?

I love coffee!
Heavy cream please.

That's more like it. Now I am ready to start my day.

Look out world!
Here I come!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday Funnies

We weren't quite sure what to post for our "Monday Funny" today. We had a low-key rainy weekend. We did a great job taking care of our girl (we earned our P.A.W.S. Badges!), we tolerated the fire works (actually Tucker loved them and would watch them outside the window) and we took a lot of naps because of the rain. Nothing too funny until we checked our emails this morning. We received this and thought we would share. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

By the way, this is our #200 post! Hooray for us! Who thought a few best friends would have so much to share.

How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb?
(see each breeds' answers below)
1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?
2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.
3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!
4. Rottweiler: Make me.
5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.
6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!
7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation.
8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.
9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb! Is this a trick question?
10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.
11. Chihuahua : Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Or . . ..."We don't need no stinking light bulb."
12. Greyhound/Saluki: It isn't moving? Who cares?!
13. Heeler/Australian Cattle Dog: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle...
14. Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

How many cats does it take to change a light bulb?
Don't get cute!! Cats do not change light bulbs! People change light bulbs. So, the real question is:
"How long will it be before I can expect some light, some dinner, and a massage?"