I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

DANG!!! I REALLY want this dog!!!

Free Giant Schnauzer
I'm trying really hard to find a good home for a Giant Schnauzer (Kelly, if you're still interested, please give me a call!) He needs someone who enjoys long walks and has other large dogs. Please contact me if you are interested!

Having Fenway here last week made me realize how much I enjoy having two dogs... I have seen this ad a couple of times now and it is haunting me... Giant Schnauzers are amazing dogs...to see one being given away just slays me!!!!

Even though I look at CL everyday, and check out petfinders on a regular basis, I need to remember I can only have one dog :( there are many reasons for this decision. My current financial and housing status are unstable to put it mildly. And that's just the beginning... But a Giant Schnauzer!!! DANG!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

need inspiration?

From Dog Star Daily http://www.dogstardaily.com/blogs

Here’s a story that gives new meaning to the words “Train, don’t complain.” Donna Rock’s adopted dog “Annie” is the second Doberman in the nation ever to be named an AKC champion in both agility and obedience. That’s quite a feat all by itself, and an honor for any dog and trainer. But Donna, who trained Annie for nine years to achieve that level, was born with no arms.
If you watch the video (http://www.wwltv.com/video/news-index.html?nvid=343716&shu=1) you’ll see strong dog-owner communication and camaraderie. Both look to be relaxed and enjoying the training. Of course, Donna has had to be creative in her cues. She has invented her own signals, using a leg instead of an arm, to indicate sit, come, and down. A cock of the head tells Annie to circle around her and sit by her side in heel position.

Monday, March 23, 2009

snake hunting rabbit

Ok, I am lazy... I want my blog to look nice so I am supposed to be trying to learn how...instead, I find myself surfing the web (and your blogs) and then I find these things that just need to be seen...


Cuzzin Fenway is visiting

The Family Tree …
Wabbit – my brother, Will’s uncle
Stumpy - my sister, Wabbit’s granddaughter (she knew him as Gramps), Will’s Aunt?
Will – My son, Stumpy and Wabbit’s nephew
Fenway – Will’s dog … I need to ask him about their relationship, so I know where I am.
Sheesh, looking at this it makes me we must be from Dogpatch or Hooterville… I guess it’s the way I was raised…I have never been a 4 legged’s mother, always their sister.

Will has gone to Florida for a week, and Fenway has come to stay with us while he is away. I am thrilled, seriously!!!! Stumpy is used to having other dogs to play with, daily. Since we moved she doesn’t get enough socializing and play time with other dogs.

The first day Fenway arrived (last Thursday) these two nuts played for about 8 hours straight!!! They “fight” over every toy, ball and bone in the house, a hundred times a day; run in circles, inside and out (the zoomies, I have learned, from other blogs). And finally they crash, for an hour or so and then it starts all over again. They are so much fun to watch!!! Having Fenway here reminds me how much I enjoy having multiple dogs.

Fenway is my son’s first dog. I am proud to say I raised a responsible dog owner. Fenway is a “rescue” pup, neutered and very well behaved and socialized. Notice I didn’t say trained… Will is 24, frequently works 2 jobs, and is pretty busy so not a lot of time is spent on training. Fenway knows the basics, does them when required (he has to be told more than once), except his recall is immediate and joyful. He is a pleasure to have visiting. Even Stumpy thinks so about half the time.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

extreme sheepherding...gotta love those dogs!!! and their handlers !!!

no words for this...


there is some talk that it's fake, but even if it is is it is till really cool!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Submit Your Nominations For 2009 Worst Company In America Contest

From the Consumerist: http://consumerist.com/
This website will keep you on top of companies that are blatantly scamming the American people, it is updated all day long as the news is made.... AIG seems to be winning at this point..

Submit Your Nominations For 2009 Worst Company In America Contest
By Meg Marco, 4:39 PM on Mon Mar 16 2009, 5,568 views

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By Meg Marco, 4:39 PM on Mons that are blatantly Mar 16 2009, 5,568 views
It's that time of year again, folks. Brackets, Brackets, Brackets. Please help us out by emailing your nominations to us a tips@consumerist.com. Put "WCIA" in your subject or your nomination will not count. Please behave yourselves and nominate one company per email address. Nominated companies should provide goods or services to consumers. Thank you, and may God bless the United States of America.
Nominations left in the comments, sent to our personal emails, etc. will not be counted.
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Monday, March 16, 2009

Riverside California Puppy Mill Hell Hole

tis is too much for me....

one day, hopefully soon, I will take the time to learn how to embed a video...

how great would it be to make sure the humans who mistreat animals to experience what animals in their care experience...

Monday, March 9, 2009

molly the giraffe

My sister works at Tufts and sent these over. Giraffes are such cool looking critters I wanted to share them. the link is below.

Molly's story and a video can be seen here:

wow!! no bells, no whistles, no clickers...

It's very rare that I find another trainer with whom I can totally agree, on methods, theories, whatever. However, Dr. Ian Dunbar is right on. Of course, he only covered three basic ideas, but beyond socialization they are the three most important things I can think of. Now, we can get the dogs to listen to us, but the people??? Give me a rescue or a rehab dog, without an owner, so I don’t have to deal with that.

Below is the link to the video.

Someday I will have enough time and motivation to figure out how to embed a video to a post.

Another someday,I will write about Stumpy, aka Jibisek, aka Miss Brat, aka Chihuahua, the dog in the pictures. I am working on it... I don't know how I will ever get down on paper the emotions she brings forth on a daily basis....

Sunday, March 1, 2009


17. gardening
18. discovering Turtle Island (traveling North America)

I can't believe I forgot these!!! Maybe I can ... kind of a freudian thing...

It is important to note that this list is in no particular order. Much like my thought process, which makes it really difficult to write, or accomplish anything for that matter.