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Friday, January 30, 2009

OMG... What's That Smell?!?

Holy smells, Batman!
Who let the skunk into the house?!?
Grab your aerosol can, gas masks and whatever else it may take and step into our world.

Our morning started very early with the sounds of urpa-burpa's. What's an urpa-burpa you ask? That's the sound that is made right before Tuck explodes out whatever was in his belly that he shouldn't have eaten. Our mom shot out of bed at the sound of the first urpa, grabbed Tuck and ran to the sliding door onto the deck. Too late. Tuck spewed something bluish-green onto the floor. The fun didn't end there. Throughout the morning, he urpa-burpa'd three more times. Geesh! How much gunk can one Pekingese have in his belly?
(We forgot how often Tuck is camped out by the food bowl. He's a big eater!)


Apparently, the urpa's were the calm before the storm because then came the stench!

These are not your ordinary little dog farts - these are big boy, clear-the-room farts!
How can such a little dog produce these tear-inducing, cover-your-nose, turn-the-fan-on farts?

The scariest part of all of this is that he is happy. Tuck is acting like Tuck - running around like a ninny, playing and having fun. Apparently, getting the unidentifiable blue/green urpa-burpa out of his belly was all it took to put him back on the track to crazytown where he loves to reside.


The rest of us are left here to suffer. Thanks Tuck - we owe you one!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Photo Contest

Everyone - one of our favorite magazines is having a photo contest (lots of different categories) and we want all of our friends to participate!

Tails Pet Magazine is looking for a few good dogs, one of which will grace the cover of their May issue. One submission per category allowed.

Check out the link below and send in your pics!

Tails Pet Magazine Photo Contest

So much going on

Tinkerbell here.

Let me start by apologizing for making a later than normal post today. We have so much going on in our world right now. We live in the midwest (Ohio to be exact) and have been hit with a 3-punch winter storm that began on Tuesday. We got a bunch of snow. Then we had an ice storm. Then we got a bunch of snow again. It's really pretty outside to look at but poor Oscar keeps getting buried because it is deeper than he is tall. He has become a deck pooper and pee-er. Tuck and I think it's great! We run around burying our nose in the snow. It was a little hard to go to the potty when the ice storm hit though.


O
ur kids have been home from school since Tuesday. The oldest has a major case of cabin fever going on. Remember, she's 15, in high school, and said something about dieing if she doesn't go back to school tomorrow and see all her friends. Thank goodness for this thing called Facebook. It seems to be the only bright spot (besides us, of course) in her life. She has decided that her 5 year old sister is a necessary evil. We think she's great. She plays with us a lot and gives us tons of hugs.

Our mom had to brave the outside and deal with the idiots out there... those are her words, not ours. We don't even know what an idiot is... to get to work yesterday only to be sent home early because of the conditions outside.
We are super happy because we like it when our family is around all the time. We've taken a bunch of pictures and will post them later.

First, we have other business to take care of.
A special thank-you goes out to our two favorite basset hounds Martha and Bailey. We think they are really neat and would love to go on adventures with them. They even have a fun car to ride in that is named after them. Too cool! Anyway, they sent us a lovely award. The award represents the blogs that truly love someone or something. It´s a ladybug and they are known for giving us luck whenever we see one. The ladybug reminds us of warmer weather to come and we think we are truly, three lucky dogs. We like to reflect on how lucky we are every Friday too. If you've never visited their blog before, please take a moment to today. They are wonderful!

Thank you ladies for this wonderful award.

(UPDATE: apparently the award linked to a very bad site so we took it off. But we appreciate the thought. That is what matters.)

We haven't decided to who to send it to yet. Mom says she'll get around to that... soon. She mentioned something about a lot of irons in a fire. We don't even have a fireplace so I have no idea what
she is talking about.

Well, we're off to enjoy the snow or what many refer to here in the Cincinnati area as "white death". Wishing you a wonderful, fun-filled day!

Tinkerbell

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

An Unlikely Friendship

This video has been making its rounds but we wanted to post it for all our friends who are not dog bloggers. We thought they would enjoy seeing it also. What a great friendship these two unlikely characters have forged. We feel inspired and want to run wild with the elephants! Sometimes we sound like a herd of elephants when we run around the house. We don't think our dad wants elephants in the back yard though. Bummer!


Enjoy the video!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pet's Ten Commandments

PET'S TEN COMMANDMENTS.........

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2. Give me time to
understand what you want of me.

3
. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment.
You have your work, your friends, your entertainm
ent, but I have
only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words,
I do understand your voice when
speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me pl ease. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

Take a moment today to thank God for your pets.
Enjoy and take good care of them.
Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters

Monday, January 26, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Lucky Friday and Snuggle Time!



Today is Lucky Friday - a day when we like to reflect back on the week we've had a be thankful for how lucky we are. We decided that we are lucky because we get lots of snuggle time.

Tuck and I are always big snugglers. We love a good lap to sit in. Mom's is the best! We think our mom is rather groovy which is why we follow her EVERYWHERE. She makes wonderful treats too!
Tinkerbell is usually content with sleeping in her big comfy bed (that Mom made for her). Last night, Tink decided that she needed a little more snuggle time than usual and Mom was happy to oblige. She looked kinda funny trying to fit in mom's lap. Mom told her it was a special occasion (whatever that means) and told her she was okay to sit on her lap but only until she lost feeling in her toes and then she would have to lay on her bed again.
We are so lucky to have special people in our lives who snuggle with us.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Toy


I had a happy birthday on Tuesday.
Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday. It was a pleasure to share the day with the historical event my parents called "Inauguration Day". Not quite sure what that means but there was a ton of whoopla on the t.v. No dogs though. What's up with that?!?

Mom got me a new toy for my birthday.
Even though I am a de-stuffer and make it my mission to get every squeaker out of every toy, she thought it was really cute and loved the noise it made. I was so happy I carried it around but the boys wouldn't leave me alone! They followed me everywhere wanting to play tug-of-war with it!

Good thing I am a good sharer.

My new toy makes me happy.

Hugs and kisses to my mom!

- Tinkerbell

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fun and Games

Our boy Tucker is so easily amused.
He has discovered a new game/talent.
While toying with his fascination with the bathtub,
he discovered he could jump in on his own.
Now, whenever we hear crash, bam, boom -
we know Tucker is playing with his shadow in the bathtub.




Hey Oscar, wanna come in and play?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Tink!

Happy 3rd Birthday Tinkerbell!

Today you are old enough to vote!


Monday, January 19, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Another Funny Email

We received another funny email that we just had to share:

Adam and Eve said,
'Lord, when we were in the gard
en, you walked with us every day.
Now we do not see you anymore. We are lonesome here,
and it is difficult for us to remember how m
uch you love us.'


And God said,
'I will create a companion for you
that will be with you and who will be a reflection
of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot
see me.
Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be,
this new compa
nion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do,
in spite of yourselves.'


And God created a new animal to be a companion
for Adam and Eve.

And it was a good animal.

And God was pleased.

And the new animal was pleased to be with
Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail .


And Adam said,
'Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom
and I cannot think of a name for this n
ew animal.'


And God said,
'I have created this new animal to
be a reflection of my love for you,
his name will be a reflection of my own name,
and you will call him "DOG".

And Dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them.

And they were comforted.

And God was pleased.
And Dog was content and wagged his tail.


After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said,
'Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride.
They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are
worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved,
but perhaps too well.'
And God said, I will create for them a companion
who will be with them and who will see them as they are.
The companion will remind the
m of their limitations,
so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration.


And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve.


And Cat would not obey them.

And when Adam and Eve gazed into Cat's eyes,
they were reminded that they were not the supreme beings.


And Adam and Eve learned humility.

And they were greatly improved.

And God was pleased . . . . . ..

And Dog was happy. . . . .


And Cat didn't care one way or other.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

We are humbled

Wow!
We just received our first award from a fellow blogger!
Thanks go out to Nigel, Sola & Co. for tagging us.
We feel extra warm and fuzzy inside now
(which we really need today since the temperature is 6ยบ F outside - got a little bit of an arctic blast going on)

We are tagging some of our favorite friends.
Enjoy their blogs.
We think they are pretty cool!


Mango's Great Adventures
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle
Lois Lane - Adventures of a Super Pup
The Brat Pack
Pei in the Life
Noah's Bark
Boxer Dog Blog - What's Cooking with Chef
Raiding Addie

The fine print: Here's the Friend Bloggy Award Scoop:These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text and pic into the body of their award.

Tucker vs. the Vacuum Cleaner

Our boy Tuck is simply fearless!
(laugh! laugh! snort! snort!)

He has absolutely no fear of the vacuum cleaner. In fact, it bothers him so little that even while Mom was trying to vacuum around him, he continued to chew on his bone. He showed that mean 'ol vacuum cleaner who was boss!


(Now, if he would just quit running from the wild rabbits out in the back yard.
They scare him to pieces when they decide to dart out from under the deck)


CAPTAIN FEARLESS!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Family


Helping Mom with the laundry

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bathtime!

In our house we have what we like to refer to as an "open door policy".

Basically that means that our family is not allowed to shut a door because we will sit outside and scratch and whine until they open the shut door. We really don't like when they close themselves in the room they like to refer to as the bathroom (among other names). Oscar has resorted to howling when our mom thinks she can take a shower without his help. All we want to do is watch our people in the shower, see what bath toys have been left lying around that we can chew on and pick tissues out of the wastebasket.

Last night, our little
girl took her nightly bath.
We were right there with her and our big girl took the pictures to prove it!

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Toys

Our aunt gave us some new toys.

Yeah! What fun!

There were three of them, one for each of us.
The toys are long animals (rabbit, fox and raccoon) without any stuffing in them.
They have a squeaker at each end which we quickly killed.
We were so excited about our new toys that
we quickly tore the face off of that nasty rabbit.
If we can't catch them in our backyard, we can certainly
bring the pain in our home.

Look at Tink stalking them and then pouncing!
They are even great for tug-of-war... one of our favorites!

We love our new toys - thanks Aunt Missy!


Monday Funnies

Repeat the words below with your best foreign, preferrably German, accent...

Vwe have vways of making vyu talk

Friday, January 9, 2009

Email Alert

We got an email this morning from our aunt that we thought was pretty funny and had to share!


Life really boils down to 2 questions...


1. Should I get a dog...?
- OR -

2. Should I have children?
We vote for #1.
There's nothing wrong with that couch.
It just looks like a little redecorating was done to make it a tad more comfortable.

Lucky Friday


We're lucky to have moments like these!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Family

You may have noticed that our family likes to dress us up a lot. They are always putting clothes, hats, sunglasses, etc. on us and taking pictures like crazy. We're not sure but we think they are making fun of us.

We've posted a picture before of our kids but let's remind everyone of our family dynamics: One of our kids is a 15 year old girl and another kid is a 5 year old girl. That means that the oldest girl is always taking pictures of herself and a lot of times we are included in them and the youngest girl is always dressing us up and letting the oldest girl take pictures. We also have a 10 year old
boy whom we love to wrestle with!

For Christmas, our 5 year old girl got a tutu and princess attire. After dressing up, prancing around the house swirling and twirlin
g and granting everyones wishes, she decided to dress Tink up too. Luckily, the 15 year old was right there with her camera to document it all.


Alas,
Princess Tinkerbell
!

(Compliments of 5 year old Keegan and 15 year old Katie)



Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tucker


A face only a mother could love!

It seems like every day Tucker's und
erbite becomes more prominent. The vet feels that he is doing well with eating, etc. so there is no need for concern. We have to agree with the vet. Tuck is always camped out by the food bowl. He loves to eat and never misses a meal. Eating, playing tug-o-war, barking and growling are no problem for him.

Tucker has recently discovered the hair dryer. The boys are always worried about mom so they follow her everywhere. Some times I hear her tell them to go and find something else to do besides constantly being under her feet. Poor mom cannot even go to the bathroom without the boys wanting to be in there with her. Oscar sits by the door and whines! Tha
t's how Tucker discovered the hair dryer. Mom decided that if he wanted to be in the bathroom with her, then he would have to deal with the hair dryer. She turned it on, took aim and fired! Shot the air right into Tuck's face and guess what? He loved it! Mom had gut giggles laughing at Tuck's reaction to it. If you have ever seen the kids movie, "The Neverending Story" then you can imagine that Tuck looked like the dog/dragon when he flew in the movie. He lifted his head up and felt the breeze whipping through his hair, blowing his ears back. Oscar ran and hid under the bed!
Tucker never ceases to amaze us.
He keeps us entertained with his antics every day.
Our little Ewok is definitely a good addition to the family.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cincinnati, Ohio

CINCINNATI, OHIO
(Not the best of pictures but we took it so we're gonna use it)

Our Mom took this picture the other night from atop a hill in Northern Kentucky looking over the Ohio river into downtown Cincinnati. Although it is blurry, we think the lights are pretty. It was very cloudy and cold that night so the lights are reflecting on the low clouds.


Our mom has an appreciation for this picture. She grew up about 25 miles north of Cincinnati but attended college in Florida (Go South Florida Bulls!!!)


Every time she would drive back from school, this is the site she really looked forward to seeing. Anyone who has ever driven on I-75 through Cincinnati has seen this before. Right before you get to Ohio there is a portion of Northern KY called "the cut of the hill". I-75 curves through the hillsides until eventually you round a curve and everything opens up to reveal Cincinnati in front of you.

The sight always took my moms breath away and she would always breathe a giant sign of relief knowing she was home.
This picture does not do the view justice.

Let us know if you have ever driven through Cincinnati.
It is very beautiful at night all lit up.

Dog Park

We took a trip to the dog park this Saturday. Loaded three dogs, three kids and our mom and dad into the SUV and headed out in the frigid cold to play with some new friends. We are pretty lucky that there is a really nice dog park a few miles from our home. There are 3 different fenced in areas for us to play in. The stress of getting us there is well worth it when Tinker has the opportunity to run and run and run! She is that type of dog that always has to be on a leash because she is a runner. If she gets outside without a leash on, she will look back with a crazy look in her eyes like "HA HA HA! CATCH MY DUST!" and off she runs. It's always an ordeal to get the leash back on her and to get her back home. If left alone, she will come back home when she feels she is ready but my mom is afraid she may get hit by a car so they always go on a Tink Hunt to bring her back home.

Days like Saturday she lives for! She made a lot of new friends and ran until she couldn't run anymore. It's always nice to see the smile on her face when she knows we are heading to the dog park.

We have no pictures to show how much fun we had. In all the commotion, the camera was left sitting on the kitchen table. We had so much fun though! Oscar was the littlest guy there and he looked rather handsome in his daisy sweater. We were very proud of him when a bigger dog was trying to be Alpha to Tink. Oscar barked at him and then ran and hid behind Mom's legs. At least he tried to be courageous! Tink is his girl!

Tucker spent most of the time just running around sniffing everything. He loves to chase and be chased.

By the time we left, the fenced in area that we were in had about 15 dogs to play with. Nice turn out for such a cold day. Once we got home, we spent the day sleeping. Tink even had a smile on her face while she dozed the day away on her bed. We are looking forward to our next trip to the dog park. Hope it will be soon!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Monday Funnies

Look what the kids found!
A Harley Hat!

What fun we had modeling it for our family.
We all look pretty tough - especially Taz.
Who would have thought a cat could look good in a hat?

Friday, January 2, 2009

Lucky Friday


Today is Lucky Friday, a day when we reflect on how and why we are three very lucky dogs. There's been lots of buzz this week amongst all our dog friends on the net regarding shoes/booties for outdoor wear in the snow. We don't need to worry about that because we all refuse to be outside in the cold for very long. Our mom keeps the fur on Tucks feet trimmed so that he does not get snow balls stuck in between the pads. She also makes sure Oscar is wearing a sweater (he loves his gray manly-man sweater with the daisy on it. It's on his back so he doesn't know any better!)
I don't like to wear coats but that doesn't stop me from romping around in the snow.

So, why are we lucky dogs? We're lucky because we have a great place to live and wonderful people to take care of us and because of that, we don't have to spend a lot of time outside in the snow. We can play for a while but have the luxury of returning back inside to our comfy beds and blankets in the living room amongst all the daily chaos in our home. We are warm, happy, and healthy. What more could three dogs ask for?

Now, cue the music...
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fires so delightful. And since we've no place to go... Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Happy New Year - Tink

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year


A little too much festivities last night. We're pooped!
It's not often you find the three of us close enough together to be in the same picture.