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

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Monday, September 27, 2010

Kuzzin Booker is back!

Kuzzin' Booker went to the National Briard Specialty in Kentucky last week. Before he left Stumpy showed how cattle dogs do it (or don't as the case may be).

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dinner at Kuzzin Molly's and Kuzzin Moe's

Uncle Mike made ribs and they sure were good!

I just want all our bloggie pals to know we are catching up when ever we can! I can read most posts when I am home but I can't always see pictures or comment and I can about never watch videos. Today I am at Starbucks, again, but not for long because the sun is coming out and Stumpy and I have our priorities! We must get to the lake! It's been too darned nice out to sit in Starbucks! We'll be home in dirtville all to soon and we'll for sure get all caught up, then!

Friday, September 17, 2010


Bring Your Own Frog: A frog jumping contest!

Stumpy's been doing plenty of frog hunting since we've been home. She thought she could win this, easily.

We headed over to one of our local frog ponds.

And saw the biggest frog EVAH!

Stumpy had the beast under control in no time!

Stumpy thinks she's got this one in the bag

The Berner Report: September 13, 2010

Alf's mom, Dorothea, has emailed me a few times since I left dirtville. Due to my lack of internet, I didn't receive them until Monday 9/13. She included a lot of pictures, too :)

Alf's mom writes:
"...Alfy is doing terrific. He is the apple of our eye. Sophie
adores him, and he is the first dog we have ever had that actually
retrieves his toys. He loves to empty his toy basket. I am constantly
picking up, and as soon as I'm done he empties it again. It is too

He follows me everywhere, loves to ride in the car, and go for
walks in the park. He loves children and has made a whole bunch of new
doggie friends. His training continues, and he does very well

He loves Brandy and Alan. You can't wipe the smile off his face when they
walk through the door.

The kennel stressed him incredibly, so I broke
it down and back in the garage it went. He does fine inside, except
for throwing all the pillows on the ground and scratching a bit of the
laundry room door. Just a bit of anxiety, that will pass.

I let him roam around free with Sophie and he is fine. Never had another
accident in the house. So curious about everything, it is adorable. He
tries to entice Sophie to play the way Stumpy used to do him. He loves
to go for walks. He is healthy, happy, and loved.

I'll never be able to thank Dorothea and her family for opening their hearts and home to Alf and providing a REALLY perfect environment for him to live and love forever! This really is a dream come true!

The Berner (now known as Alphonso Bernard Jacob Scout Billy Bob Berner)is/was a semi-feral dog trying to survive in the Mohave Desert.

He has a family of his own, now, and is living. well-loved and happily ever after, in sunny, SoCal.

If you're a new visitor to our blog, the Berner's story can be read in the posts listed below, in chronological order. Updates are posted on Saturday.
Who's been sitting in my chair?
Runnin' with the big dawgs
There's a Berner in my living room!
He's everywhere!
He's gone
The Berner: coming and going
Berner News
The Weekly Berner Report (March 28 - April 3)
The Weekly Berner Report (April 3 - April 10)
The Weekly Berner Report (April 10 - April 17);
The Weekly Berner Report (April 17 - April 24)
The Weekly Berner Report (April 24 - May 1)
The Berner (aka Alphonso Bernard Jacob Scout Billy Bob Berner) Report: May 1 - May 8
The Weekly Berner Report: May 8 - May 15
The Weekly Berner Report: May 15 - 22
The Berner Report: May 22 - May 29
The Weekly Berner Report: May 29 - June 5
The Weekly Berner Report: June 5 - 12
The Weekly Berner report: June 14 - 19
The Weekly Berner Report: June 27 - July 3 (Experts weigh in, please)
The Weekly Berner Report (July 3 - July 10)
The Weekly Berner Report, July 17, The Details and Boatlaods of Gratitude
July 20: Vegas, Baby!
The Berner Report: New Beginnings, July 23

The Berner Report: August 7th Update

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Don't pity a shelter dog! HELP FEED THEM!!!

Write a post, help a dog.

It's easy!
For each blog that posts about the PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive through September 19th, PEDIGREE® will donate a bag of their new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide. It’s simple: Write a post, help a dog.

Please post and retweet and share. We have days to add to the numbers! And don't forget to add your post to the Blog Hop, to be counted!

Stumpy says:

"Do it NOW!"

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hairyfunballz and the Nordude!

We met up with Norwood, his blog assistant and Fun Aunt Dee on Saturday!

Norwood brought gifts from himself and Tula!

Stumpy likes to make sure that all dogs know she can take care of herself. Norwood was good with that and as soon as the introductions were made they were off and running, or swimming as the case may be.

Norwood was kind enough to take us on a tour of his territory which included the frog pond,

river trail and fields.

They ran around just like crazy cattle dogs should

And we managed to get them to sit still for a couple of photo opps

Norwood is just as much fun as you might imagine and we're definitely heading back up to visit, again, while we're here! I hope we get to meet Norwood's kuzzin Tula, too!

Thanks for the edibles, Norwood and Tula!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

BFF Baxter’s Pool Party With Surprise Guests!

Last Friday we went over to the home of Stumpy’s BFF Baxter. We were invited for some pool side fun.

Stumpy, of course, was all about the swimming.

Baxter doesn’t like swimming much, but enjoys the company of his friends which, on this day, included two frogs.

Spot, is a rather large bullfrog.

And Fred, a smaller version of Spot.

Fred enjoyed playing tag with Baxter and even allowed Baxter to kiss him a few times.

Spot was pretty friendly, too. He allowed me to pick him up a couple of times

He enjoyed some skritches

And relaxed in the sun while sitting next to me

And then we introduced Spot and Stumpy

Poor Spot. Stumpy was all done with playing ball for the day. She was instantly obsessed in true cattle dog fashion.

This was actually 2 weeks ago. Our internet time is limited. I'm sitting in Starbucks, at the moment, and hope to schedule a couple more blog posts: More fun with Baxter, another visit with Booker and meeting up with the Nordude! We're having too much fun!