Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sheep Trials Indoors?

This is a great video to watch of one of my brethren herding sheep in England. You gotta love the BBC. If only this great sport could catch on in Central Illinois, USA.

Still, I can do the with Mom everyday and with Woody every night.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


The snow is all melted? Mom opened up the windows on the back porch this week. I am confused... Usually we don't do this kinda thing until the squirrels come out of the trees and the birdies come back to the yard.

Last night mom got home LATE! She finally found the time to take me out to pee and as I was running through the yard I felt the squish of muddy grass between my paw pads. I stopped, wiggled my toes, and felt the mushy yard! Spring might be coming early this year!!!!!!

I am on the lookout for the squirrels now. Those little turds are gonna get it early this time! Maybe a few baby rabbits too!

I like it when mom takes me jogging. She started to do it regularly before the snow came and hopefully she will pick that back up now that the SPRING is here! She can't run far but as long as she takes me with her I am happy!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Valentine

This has been a VERY active year for me. Between wheedling walks and treats from Mom, I have added additional wheedling of walks and treats from R-man. He is the AWESOMEST!

I Love You R-man!

When I run up ahead of you I want you to watch my booty wiggle. I trot sideways just for you. That silly half grin I get when you stick your toes to my nose means.... yummy smelly feet, mmmmmmm.

I Love you Mom!

Thank you for keeping R-man around this year. You are SO great at ignoring my treat breath and giving me more anyway. The glow-in-the-dark ball you got me this year has given me hours of total exhilaration! Making you throw it for hours has been my pleasure.

I Love Woody too!

Had to add that shout out to my MAN, Woody. He is the bestest, even though he can't keep up with me all the time.

Happy VD DoGs! Remember to kiss your lovers today and make them feel warm and fuzzy!

Friday, February 6, 2009



This farm dog rocks! DoGs, we can only aspire to be as great as this guy!

I love that he has been on Oprah! Jealous....

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Butts, Butts and more Butts

As an elite member of the canine world, us Border Collies have very high standards to uphold. This requires that we "catalog" each dog booty we come upon in order to determine the dog's status in the neighborhood.

Of course, I always rank higher than any other dog! I can mark any object higher than any other dog. Even if I have to stand on my front paws with my butt in the air.... The acrobatics are FUN!

R-man is a butt that I LOVE! He is human though and I already know his butt is catalogued higher than mine. I want his butt to be catalogued higher than mine...... Love. Twue Wuv.

My boyfriend Woody has never wanted his butt catalogued higher than mine. He loves being dominated, herded and basically told what to do and where to do it! I have that dog twisted around my front paw so tight he squeaks... ;)

Being Top Dog is GOOD! (Don't Tell Mom....)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My Ball

MOM FOUND MY BALL!!! It started off like any other evening... Mom napped for a whole hour. Then she got up and took me on a short little walk. Geez, 1/2 a miles does NOTHING for me!! Sometimes she sucks SO BAD! Then we got back home and mom started to play with me, throwing my animals and yanking them with me. OH Joy, oh joy. Suddenly she stopped short and hunkered down on the carpet... She looked at me funny and then got a silly grin on her face.... I was a bit confused and I looked back at her even funnier.... (my crooked smile gets her EVERY time.)

She reached her long arm under the bookcase and pulled out MY BALL!!!!!!!!!!!! My new ball that I lost the first day she brought it home had been in the house the entire time. We just forgot to look under the ugly bookcases. Mom is such a slacker.

SO, we played with my ball for a couple of minutes and then I got tired for a sec and laid down with my paws wrapped around it. I am not losing this ball AGAIN....

Keep on Truckin out there DoGs, if you keep on keepin on - Eventually - you will get what you are lookin for!

Monday, February 2, 2009

What Every Dog Knows!

If a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

  • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
  • Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
  • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
  • Take naps.
  • Stretch before rising.
  • Run, romp, and play daily.
  • Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
  • On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
  • On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
  • When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  • Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
  • Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not.
  • If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
  • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
  • Being always grateful for each new day and for the blessing of you.