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, July 20, 2010

Vegas, Baby!

This evening, we're headed to a town affectionately called Hooterville, just outside of Vegas. I lived in Hooterville about 22 years ago. Back then, it was a small town with more desert than town. That's not the case, now. These days,it's a sprawling metropolis that feels like an extension of Las Vegas. Also, it's usually about 10 degrees hotter in Vegas. Yipeeeeeeee!!!

Visiting in Vegas is not a new experience for Stumpy. Is Stumpy offering Alf some secrets to winning big in Sin City or how to get out without losing your shirt? Yeah, I didn't make that joke, but I did think of it!)

And because I didn't update you this weekend, with regard to Alf's training progress, here are a couple of videos.
There's two doors to pass through to get in and out of the house.
Door #1

Door #2

Please, be sure to note the lack of a leash in both videos!

As for riding: when we're outside I leave the truck door open. Alf jumps in, sits for awhile, then comes to get me as if to say, "Let's go!" He's ecstatic when my chores are done and we can finally go for our ride.

We didn't go for a ride, and Alf didn't want to get out until he had his ride!

He's got the, "I can't hear you!" thing down, doesn't he? Cracks me up.

Stumpy doesn't really love the new riding arrangements (and neither do I)

She'll be riding shotgun and navigating, again, on Friday.

Alfy and Stumpy got baths for the occasion. Stumpy doesn't love her bath, until she realizes it includes a full body massage and a rub down.

Alf wanted to climb into the tub with Stumpy, but was not thrilled when it was his turn. Always the gentleman, he made it through the episode without too much objection. He also loved the full body massage. No pictures or videos until after bath-time, though.

I'm sure it comes as no surprise, that I've become Big Dogs, Huge Paws, (BDHP) biggest fan. Whenever I get the chance, I'll be sharing information about them and tooting their horn. BDHP is holding an event this weekend, in Denver.

Event this weekend in Boulder, CO! Come see us!

Big Dogs, Huge Paws is having an event this weekend in Boulder There's plenty to do up north, so you can make a day of it! Take a nice drive up North, have lunch, walk around Pearl Street and come visit us! Bring your own pups too! Hope to see you there!!!!! Please help us spread the word!

Farfel's Farm Fundraiser for Big Dogs Huge Paws-Saturday, July 24th, between 11 A.M. and 3 P.M

Farfel's Farm is excited to announce a fundraiser event on Saturday, July 24th, that will benefit Big Dogs Huge Paws, a Colorado organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming unwanted giant breed dogs that have been abused and/or abandoned.

Get a mug shot of your dog (all breeds are welcome) for only $15. Groomer Sue Schultz will donate her time to spruce up your pup for their close-up. You will get a 4"x6" print to take home.

Your entire $15 donation will benefit BDHP in their rescue efforts. Additionally,Farfel's will also donate 5% of the day's proceeds to BDHP.

Come to Farfel's Farm and enjoy a day of primping and photography with your pet!

Farfel's Farm
906 Pearl Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Tel: 303-443-7711
Toll-free: 800-806-6994


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Why does all of this make me SMILE????

Of khourse, I LOVED Alfy's Siberian hearing since HE wanted to drive!

What a great post!

Did I mention how all this makes us SMILE????


Brenda's Arizona said...

Oh, the tears you have brought to our eyes. This is the best best best ever! How we will miss your stories of Stumpy and Alf! Who rescued whom? No doubt about it, Stumpy has rescued you all!

Please, a big big hug to Alf and his new family. And tears galore, too. And a job WELL done to you and Stumpy, my heroes. Really.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We think you are all going to miss that big guy a lot. It looks like he is all set to take Stumpy for a ride too. We love that boy and we will miss him too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

How great, from not wanting to get in the truck to not wanting to get out..
Louie does that ignoring thing to only he looks away when Mom tries to give him a sign.. Dad thinks it is hilarious..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Khyra, that's a sibe thing, huh?
Yeah, we're smiling here, too. Even more so because it's only 72 degrees in Laguna!

Brenda, Alf's family hopes to keep us updated with news,pictures and video.

OP Pack,Yup, we're going to miss our boy, but we couldn't be happier for him.

Heelers, It's been an amazing journey with Alf. Stumpy is guilty, too, occasionally. A treat usually brings her around.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Alf is SUCH a happy boy! What a Most Exciting and Wonderful life he's gonna lead cuz of YOU! I think that fundraiser looks like so very much fun but it's just a itsy bit too far for us to go. I hopes they raise lots and lots of green papers to helps other doggies like Alf!

Have fun in that Vegas place!

Wiggles & Wags,

D.K. Wall said...

10 degrees hotter than Vegas? We melted right there.

Wyatt said...

It's great to see Alf so excited about car rides. Hope his new family sends lots of pictures...we are going to miss him too!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Life With Dogs said...

Add another to that fan list - it's a great cause...

Pat Wahler said...

It's funny that I saw my sentiments echoed in so many other posts. Those videos brought tears to my eyes. Alfie has come such a long way thanks to you and Stumpy! Bless you both!


Kapitein Haakje said...

lovely to see :)
can we come to vegas?

El'bow & Hauwii

Anonymous said...

Another storm raging here and I can't be online long. Had to risk it.
My 10 y/o berner mix's name happens to be Farfel!

Sandra said...

I can't believe this is the same dog.