Friday, January 29, 2016


Out of horrific tragedy a wonderful act of love:

In your memory big guy. Be proud.

Mr Cooper, my momma said you are a mensch

I looked it up.  YOU ARE A MENSCH!!!!

Kisses, wags and again, THANK YOU.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What's going on?

Nuffing here.

Nuffing there...

Wait... did he say "cookie"????
It's supposed to be WORDLESS WEDNESDAY.... SHHHH
Just gimme the treat! 'vie

Thursday, January 21, 2016

How to "handle" a Cosmo...

Hm. The nerve. That boy thinks he can move in on my momma time?  Seriously???
Get your head scratched you little interloper. I am about to teach you a lesson...

Enjoy it while it lasts...
That worried look is perfectly justified. I promise you.  You move in on momma and I will move in on........ YOUR SPLISH! He just realized I am standing over Splish!

Look at the crazy eyes!  He is in shock.... I am just standing by his SPLISH! I have not even touched that thing! 

And that blur is Cosmo jumping off to protect his Splish....

Mission.... accomplished.

Cosmo... go be with your Splish, leave momma to a pro... MOI!


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Time for "ketchup" and reality check.

Let me "ketchup" you.

The momma has been broken and in a fix mode. I tried rebooting her many many times, but the result has been pretty much the same. Her hardware issue [cut finger] was aggravated by a software issue, a reaction to the needle she was stuck with at the ER and of course that started her shingling all over again!  Unhappy camper would be a very understated description of the state of her union. I mean... just imagine... the momma has new global knives and no opportunity to play with them!  She stuck her face in the flour bin and sniffed it while whining that she missed baking... Nuff said. Misery has been her companion.

That means I have been on duty 24/7.

We all knew we were in deep trouble when she wrapped herself in a blankie and did not match it to her slippers. This is when you get grateful  for no cameras... UGH

Because misery loves company, the Wendy decided to give herself a lick granuloma and plucked her paw to a state of hairless and very angry looking. So NOT attractive!  Thank dogness for Dr Reading. More needles and a cone of shame, plus one poodle paw... and she is on the mend.  I have to tell you, these days there is absolutely no question that I am the prettiest girl in this house!

But today, I would like to address a bothersome issue...  All this drama in my house has exposed one serious gap in the division of labor among us four leggeds. Time for a reality check.

I would put one paw on my hip and I would use one paw to point to a couple of lazy dogs, but paw pointing can be artfully done in the abstract.

So... for purposes of this conversation, we shall stipulate that the Wendy is hereby excluded as she has a medical "excuse".

That leaves me to face off one JD and one Cosmo.

Let's start with Cosmo. puppy boy, yea, puppy boy, 'cause you sure did not act like a dog. You went all sorts of nutsie when you saw momma squirt blood from her finger.  Just tell me... in what universe is whining and running in circles and whining and whimpering helpful in that situation? Dude! DOG UP! You could have joined me at the bottom of the steps barking the alert bark that gets daddy's attention.  Oh wait. Mr Bark Barkinson ... you have barked woof one too many times. Ehmmm, maybe you should reconsider you overall barkability score? Huh????

And after the crisis??? You think that walking on momma's "almost corpse" to get to the top of the bed was cool??? And all that to avoid me? Like I said, you need some growing up.  I was there to comfort snuggle the woman. THAT IS MY JOB. You were there out of some misguided jealousy issue. It is time you learn how to be a real member of this family.

JD. you are beginning to believe you own press. Your highness... a broken momma means you get off your high throne and make some concessions. Two dismissive licks a day are not "comforting" momma.  And choosing to go on errands run with the dad over snuggling momma... so NOT right. And Mr JD... get over your issues of dining atmosphere. Maybe you can forego the candles and linens and settle for a place-mat and dimmed lights?  Dude, I am just going to say it. You are a poor example of Bichoness for Cosmo.  Where is your hooman centric focus? You are not going to find it laying on my couchette!   I am just so ... disappointed in you.

And one more thing.  Boys, do you really think that I was attempting to engage you in some play for my own enjoyment?   Phshaaaa... I was trying to distract momma!  Pick up the clue phone!  Is this a male thing????

Well. You better not even remotely think about whining that I am momma's favorite.  I EARNED IT.

Nuff said.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Voluntary Recall: VITAL ESSENTIALS


January 15, 2016

Wisconsin Firm Voluntarily Recalls Limited Lot of Frozen Pet Food

Carnivore Meat Company is voluntarily recalling a single limited lot of Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entrée for Dogs. The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) selected and tested product as part of a national collection initiative, which was issued by the Center of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) on June 3, 2015. The FDA notified Carnivore Meat Company that one of the samples collected, tested positive for Salmonella, bacteria commonly associated with fresh and frozen poultry, in human and in pet products. There have been no customer complaints reported. No other product manufactured by Carnivore is involved in this voluntary recall. 
The single lot involved in this voluntary recall is:

Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entrée for Dogs, Net wt. 6 lbs.
UPC 33211 00807, Lot # 11475, Best by date 20161108 (11/08/16)

 The "Best By" date code and lot # is located on the back of the package.
The affected product was distributed in CA, FL, GA, RI, TX and WA.

If you are a consumer and have purchased a bag of Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties, net wt. 6 lbs., with the "Best By" date code of 20161108 (11/08/16) and lot # 11475, we ask that you please call 920-370-6542 Monday-Friday 9:00AM-4:00PM CST and someone will assist you in obtaining replacement or a full refund from your local retailer for your original purchase.  If your package has been opened, please dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a covered trash receptacle.

Our Commitment to Quality
The company is fully committed to maintaining the highest quality standards in the pet food industry and ensuring the health and safety of pets. The firm’s quality control and quality assurance programs include, but are not limited to: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP's), a Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) program, regular lot segregation, and other industry best practices. The manufacturing facility also adheres to these specific quality measures:
  • FSSC 22,000 Certified (Global Food Safety Initiative)
  • Federally Inspected, USDA Certified Pet Food
  • EU Certified
  • Ingredients sourced from USDA inspected facilities in the United States

Consumer Questions
Representatives are available from Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM CST at 920-370-6542.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

you be the judge [sorry daddy, let someone else play for once]

 fearless dog in the back yard... GO MAX!

Stalking, hunting, tracking the evil squirrel!...
He is on duty, he is protecting the territory!  Such nobility, such courage, such skill! Ehmmm MAX I love you!

 DC Cooper the living room. Staring. Dust bunnies must be getting "active"!

Cat stalking... toy?

Bad cha-cha-cha??? What is he doing?

Yea, I think the case is settled. Dogs rule.


Monday, January 11, 2016

My turn.

Remember when I got stitched and momma had to take care of me?
Well, I got all better and despite the humiliation of having to wear a onsie, I maintained my dignity.

Well, it's my turn to take care of the momma. She was going through a box in the garage and 
apparently she put her hand on a sharp piece of broken glass that she did not see.
The glass retaliated. It cut momma's finger and made her bleed a lot.

Daddy pitched the glass into the trash, because we do not tolerate aggressive ill mannered glass.

But the only way the momma stopped bleeding was to get the finger sewn up. So, now I am taking care of her. I mostly alert daddy if the woman decides to do something stupid. Like running the vacuum. 

So I watch her.
On, you know what is neat?  She has a metal finger bed! Seriously, her finger has it's one little canoe like splinty thing!  Keeps the finger straight. No, it's her ring finger, not her middle finger! You have a strange mind.

I will spare you the cell pics that daddy took while they sewed up the momma. Pretty nasty.
I am grateful he was not there when Dr Redding worked on my tushy! 
Daddy.... OVER THE LINE!

So, for now, I am offering her my belly 24/7 on demand, because these are the sacrifices one makes for love. I let her rub my belly and that keeps her from doing DOG knows what else.

Oh not to be petty or anything, but she only got 3 stitches. I had 7.  Nuff said. But hen again she did play the open artery card... "I am momma, I can bleed to death"... little attention hog...

Back to nursing duty.


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Thoughtless Thursday: Sitting Pretty

Ok, I am sitting pretty, now what?
{it really does NOT take much to make momma happy these days!}


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Point of VIEW

"My best throne is daddy's lap"- JD
"He is such a daddy hog"  Silvieon4 and The Wendy

"What hog? Where??? What did I miss, you guys?"- Cosmo

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Secret Agent - Silvieon4 and Cosmo aka agent 007-11

    click here ~~~~> Secret Agent Man
    There's a dog who leads a life of danger
    To everyone he meets he stays a stranger
    With every move he makes
    Another chance he takes
    Odds are he won't live to see tomorrow
    Secret Agent Man  DOG
    Secret Agent Man  DOG
    They've given you a number and taken away your name
    Beware of pretty faces that you find
    A pretty face can hide an evil mind
    Oh, be careful what you say
    Or you'll give yourself away
    Odds are you won't live to see tomorrow
    Secret Agent Man  DOG
    Secret Agent Man  DOG
    They've given you a number and taken away your name
    Swinging on the Riviera one day                                                               [check out this action shot]
    And then laying in a Bombay alley next day
    Oh, don't you let the wrong words slip
    While kissing persuasive lips
    Odds are you won't live to see tomorrow
    Secret Agent Man  DOG
    Secret Agent Man  DOG
    They've given… 

Is he cute or what????

Monday, January 4, 2016

RECALL: BIG DOG NATURAL Chicken and Fish Supreme Dog Food Due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes Health Risk

Recall: Firm Press Release

Big Dog Natural Recalls Chicken and Fish Supreme Dog Food Due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes Health Risk

FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

For Immediate Release

January 4, 2016



Big Dog Natural

Firm Press Release

Big Dog Natural of Brick, NJ is voluntary recalling a select production lot of Big Dog Natural raw dehydrated dog food Chicken Supreme potentially contaminated with Salmonella and Fish Supreme potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes that was shipped in the week of 10/31/2015 to 11/13/2015 to online customers. Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
These products were sold directly to consumers through the company’s online website and in the US. The voluntarily recalled product include all weight volumes of the Big Dog Natural Chicken and Fish Supreme. No additional products are affected by this recall.
Big Dog Natural became aware of a potential issue after receiving notification from the FDA that an investigational sample of Chicken Supreme tested positive for Salmonella and an investigational sample of Fish Supreme for Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumers should discontinue feeding the affected product and monitor their pet's health, and contact their veterinarian if they have concerns. Consumers who purchased the product can obtain a full refund or exchange by returning the product in its original packaging.
Consumers with questions should contact Big Dog Natural https://www.bigdognatural.comdisclaimer icon or by calling 1-732-785-2600 (from 9am till 4pm EST).

You want to force us to pose? Fine you get this!

Four bored dogs trying to figure out why they are wearing coats.

'vie...."Seriously I do not do matchie matchie!  UGH"

The Wendy Pohh: "I hate polkie dots, I am not posing!"

JD: "You woke me up for this????"

Cosmo: "Well, are we going somewhere or are these just standing around rags?"

Sunday, January 3, 2016

You think you know...

what I am thinking?

You think I am thinking chaise= fab
ray of sun= awesome.

Chaise+ray of sun= Fabulously awesome

Yup, that was the initial fleeting thought.  But I am a deeper thinker than that and you should know that by now.

The chairo-scuro setting created the perfect setting for deep thinking.

And so my mind went on to work... I have been reading a lot lately and was rather disturbed by quotes attributed to supposedly "wise" "intelligent man". Cough cough cough...

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

And hoomans will life???? I suppose I should be grateful he admits animals have a soul. But the ethnospecic  thinking that oozes out of that statement is just bizarre. Dude! I have every right to my life precisely because it is MY life. What a tool! Hegel was is and forever will be WRONG! He is dead, right? Hope he stays that way. Hey dude, you are  were hooman, why did you not will your life?  Ha????"

Lucky for me there are many many better hoomans that have written valuable thoughts. Like this one.
James Herriot

Ob, I am a thinker.  Lucky for me I have the perfect setting to think in.