Monday, December 14, 2009

A couple things

We got a really cool Paw It Forward gift box from Heffner and Bess. We got a really cool squeaky tennis ball (that doesn't squeak anymore because of Pulver.) We also got some bubbles..which makes us crazy..so Mom says that has to wait until it's a little nicer outside.
This really cool cow that holds a plastic bottle so it makes great noises. The only problem is that Pulver loved it so much that he chewed the top of his head off already. He still carries the poor little thing around though.


We also got a great orange squeaky thing! Mom likes it because it is orange, which is her favorite color, and I love it because it is a ball. Once again though Pulver chewed on it and he now has no ears.


If anyone would like to also play the Paw It Forward game just leave me a comment that you want to play. I will take the first three and I will send you a message to get some information.

Plus I got a coat! It's been so cold here that I haven't wanted to go outside so Dad bought me a coat. Mom is going to see about making me a couple different one.



Besides that not much else is happening. I am going to try and get some pictures of the fence tomorrow. It is horrible! I can't believe what happened to it!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My Mom is easily amused

We were over at Mango's leaving a comment and my Mom started laughing. As most people know when posting a comment you have to put in a randomly generated code to prove that you are a real person. Mom got a big kick out of the code we had to put in:

Why we love our Dad

Besides the obvious reasons everyone loves their Dad we love ours because when he sleeps he sleeps like the dead. How can you not notice that 2 100+ pound dogs get in bed with you and stay there?


Friday, November 13, 2009

Dad's new shirts

Mom got Dad a couple new shirts for his birthday. The problem with that is that his birthday is in December and Mom is really bad about saving presents. So Dad got his birthday presents a month early. Hopefully he doesn't forget when his birthday comes around!

Please excuse his doofy expressions. In the first picture he was laughing at Mom and in the second one he was outside smoking.

Here is what he got:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Who would I be game

We were reading Murphy's blog (warning: it has some HBO words) and he said that his parents played a game. The point of the game is to describe the kind of person or name a celebrity or TV/movie character that your dog or cat reminds you of, based on looks and/or personality.

Mom thought this would be a fun thing to do.

For Pulver:
Mom says that Pulver would be the guy from The Green Mile.

Now at first I thought this wasn't too bad, until she explained that she didn't mean the actor..she meant the character. She said that Pulver is a little slow, but he is sweet, well meaning, and special. I don't think he's very sweet or well meaning when he is stealing my stuffies but he is a little slow.

Dad said that he would pick Leif Garret.

Mom says that Dad's only knowledge of Leif is from The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest so he shouldn't really pick him but that is who Dad picked.

For Me:
Mom says that I would be Fran Drescher in The Nanny

She says I am loud, annoying, and in your face. I say I just have a big personality!

Dad's pick started out slightly better. He at least picked a dog. He said I would be a dog from the old Spike and Chester cartoons.

This wouldn't have been bad but he didn't pick the big dog. No! He picked the small twitchy, jumpy, annoying dog! I couldn't believe it. He says I am very tweaker-ish and that was the first thing he thought of.

I am surprised that they didn't pick someone more elegant, beautiful, and refined like this lady from Mom's favorite movie.


I don't think I'm going to let Mom and Dad play these kind of games anymore!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Need help with Diamond's destructiveness

I am at a loss for what to do about Diamond and her destructiveness.
When I left for work today I left a bag that had 2 books and a tupperware container that I had bought at the Goodwill on the couch. When I came home from work, I was gone literally less then 45 minutes, she had got the bag off the couch and chewed up everything in it.
This is not the first time she has done it. It is turning into an every day occurrence. She will find whatever she can and chew it up. She also does not care if we are home or not. If she sees a piece of paper, or really anything she wants, she will sit right in front of us and rip it up.
She has things to chew on so I am not sure what to do about it.
We used to kennel both her and Pulver when we left but she managed to rip the entire front of her kennel off. Broke it clean away from the rest of the kennel.
We tried the pheromone thing and that just seemed to make her worse.
I am at the point that the only thing I can think of is to muzzle her when we leave. Dustun is at the point that if I can't figure something out then he wants to find her a new home. We can't have her destroying whatever she feels like, whenever she feels like it. She is going to obedience but that won't help this issue, especially when we aren't home.
I don't like the idea of having to muzzle her, but like the idea of having to get rid of her even less. If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate them.

Oh, and I realize that if I leave stuff out she may chew it up, but she will take stuff off the kitchen table, or take books off my bookshelf (yes, she has done that)
She has also gotten really bad at getting on the couch. This is a fairly new thing (since she broke her kennel) she will get on the couch when we are gone, or when we are in bed. I am not sure how to stop that. I can't shut her in a room because she will destroy the door, door jamb, and door knob trying to get out.

Introducing Edna



Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I'm so tired

Mom found something for me and Daddy to do together. I got to go for a ride in the truck and go see other dogs. It was very exciting and I was happy to go. I got a lot of attention since I was the biggest dog there. Then it turned not so fun. I had to do a lot of listening and paying attention, which is hard for me to do. I like looking around to see what everyone else is doing, but I'm not supposed to do that. Dad says that I did pretty good but we have a lot of work left to do and we have to go back 4 more times! I don't know if I can handle 4 more times since this class has me totally pooped out already!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Hello There

It has been quite awhile since I have posted. The summer was busy and then school started for my boy so Mom was busy. Plus she got a tortoise so has been trying to figure out how to get her taken care of correctly.

Mom is having problems with Pulver and his itching. She thinks she has figured it out though so hopefully he will stop itching himself and his hair will grow back. He looks like one of those red butted baboons. Mom thinks he is having issues with grains so has switched him to a grain free food.

Mom tried to get some pictures of us to share with everyone but she isn't a very good picture taker.
Just look at what she got:







Just look at Pulver's poor face. It looks better now that he is on different food though.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

We Were Tagged

We were tagged by Heffner and Bess and their Mom.
The rules are:
* Open the folder that contains Pet photos.
* Select any photo in that folder that you haven’t posted previously.
* Post that photo along with the story behind it on your blog.
* Then tag 5 friends.

Here are the photos:


This is when I was allowed to sleep on the couch (and I was asleep.) I can't do that anymore because it doesn't leave enough seats for anyone else to sit down. Mom took the picture just because she thought it was funny.

and one of Pulver:

He likes to sleep with his head like that a lot.

Not really much to write about them but Mom thought they were funny so she picked them.

I don't really have many friends to tag so I'll just tag:
Moco
Peanut
and
Purfy

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Midnight Walk (Mom needs advice)

It's been too hot to go outside in the evening so Mom and Dad decided to do a walk at Midnight tonight.
Walks are hard around here because it's hard for Mom (and Dad sometimes) to walk us. We like to pull, me more then Pulver.
Mom needs advice on what kind of collar to use for when we walk. She's looked things up but everyone has a different opinion. She would love to know what worked with you guys. She was told to use a gentle leader but then read that they aren't good because they cause neck problems, so she's not sure what to use now.
She could also use some pointers (or websites with pointers) on how to train us. She realizes that we should have started training a long time ago but is hoping this is one of those "it's better late then never" things. She would love to take us to obedience class but it's out of our price range right now.

We would love to go on more walks but if we can't find something that works for us and Mom and Dad then we aren't going to get any.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Treats, treats, and more treats

Mom has been making more treats. She's not sure about them though. She says they all smell and look the same no matter what is in them. Pulver and I haven't complained about any of them though. She seems to be having fun trying new recipes and it keeps her entertained.
So far she has made plain ones, peanut butter, beef flavored, banana, and oatmeal. She also makes them into shapes. She said it's because it makes it harder for Pulver to get the whole thing in his mouth at one time. I think she just likes doing it for fun.

These are what she's made so far: kitty cat (it started as a frog, but she said if she was going to send any to Cousin Peanut that we can't send frogs because his mom is scared of them. So she turned them into cats) butterflies, some kind of turtle/dog thing (she doesn't know what it's supposed to be) hearts, and pumpkins/apples. Mom says she is sorry the picture isn't that great. It was hard to get one with me and Pulver there.


I think Dad is starting to get upset though because Mom hasn't made him any cookies yet. She said she made him layered jello though and that takes forever so he should just be happy with that and wait for cookies.

I know that Pulver and I are happy, and that is what is important!

Pulver is Fine

He didn't have any alien surgeries or anything. Mom said the picture was a bad angle and didn't mean to scare anyone. She has rotated the picture and labeled it so you can all see that Pulver DOES still have a body, and is not just a floating head.
He was kind of excited that he scared people because he's such a big baby that he doesn't scare people too often.

He has really floppy flabber jabbers and they seem to have a mind of their own. Which is why it's all laid out on Mom. She said it's lucky she had a blanket over her or she would have been covered in slob.

Monday, July 13, 2009

We are trying out mobile blogging

Mom isn't sure how well this is going to work. She tried sending it
through texts but none of them would send, so she's trying through email instead.

This is Pulver laying on Mom the other day.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

My Mom Is A Liar!

She just told me to tell you all that Oliver doesn't get in the bed she bought because of his leg. Well I snuck into the laundry room and look what I saw! Mom says that she hasn't seen him in the bed. I think she should do more laundry so she can figure out what is going on in her house!!

Sleepy Sunday

This is normally Pulver's bed, but I took it because he took mine.
Do you see him sleeping in MY pink bed?Oliver sleeps on the tote because we found out that he has a dislocated hip that never got fixed. We didn't know that when we got him or he would have been taken to the vet straight away. He will be going soon to see what they say. The people we got him from said he was up to date on his shots but never said anything about his bad leg. Mom noticed that he always sits with the one leg straight out and has kind of a limp so Dad asked about it. He was told Oliver's leg was dislocated and never put back right. :( Mom is hoping that he will start sleeping on the blanket she put back there for him. Mom bought Oliver this bed before she knew about his leg but he doesn't like it because there isn't room for his leg to be stretched out. So Diva took it instead.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

What Is Wrong With This Picture?

I don't think there is anything wrong with it but Mom says there is. What do you think?
Nothing right? Except that the little tomatoes from the other plants are still green. Well Mom thinks there is something wrong with it and says I have to put a before picture up.She woke up the other day and let us out. When she came out to get us she noticed that all the tomatoes, which were almost ready to eat, were gone. On the ground was a 1/2 eaten green one. Now she is mad, but the good thing is she doesn't know who to be mad at because she doesn't know which one of us did it! Of course that works the other way too because she's slightly peeved at both of us.

She is making Dad figure out how to keep us away from the tomatoes because we also ate the almost ready yellow cherry tomatoes and then just help ourselves to the green ones and break her plants.

Plus I have grown a fondness of trying to eat my boy's sunflowers, which he hasn't even seen yet so she isn't happy with that either.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Please excuse our messy house. My mom is a slob.
This is when we first brought Pulver home.

video

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mom Made Us Treats

Mom decided that she was going to try and make us treats since she can't find any around that are a size she likes for us. She's always afraid that Pulver is just going to swallow one whole and choke on it. She figured she could make us some that are big enough he has to chew them.
She found a basic recipe and made it. She wasn't very happy with them but Pulver and I had no complaints. However she isn't sure if she wants to make them again. She said she wants to find a better recipe but that there are about a billion recipes out there. She isn't sure which ones to make. She doesn't want to waste a lot of money and food stuffs making ones she isn't happy with.
So if anyone has any good tried and true recipes out there can you send them to us? I need more treats!
There is a Banana Cinnamon Biscuits recipe listed on Life With Big Dogs! Mom says that she is going to try those since they have been Great Dane approved, but would love to have some more recipes.

Do People Buy This Stuff?

My Mom was looking through craigslist and found a website selling what they call Rear Gear. Apparently we are supposed to hang what looks like a cheap air freshener off our butts. This is supposed to look better and make us feel less self conscience? If I had something hanging off my butt I'd be in another room hiding. I don't even notice my butt unless I have to poop. Why would I want something hanging from my tail and knocking into my butt when I walk?
Mom said it would be pointless anyway since my tail covers my butt most of the time, but that she wouldn't even put it on Oliver who has a tail that is in the air. She can't figure out how people come up with these ideas.

Friday, July 3, 2009

We Had A Plan..

..and it worked. Pulver and I figured out that if we start barking at the door at 7:00am that Dad would get up and see who was at the door, since we don't usually bark unless someone is there. It totally worked! He got up and opened the door to look. We used that as an opening to run out the door. He figured he might as well smoke while he waited for us. He got done and called us back inside (this is where the plan really comes into play.) Instead of heading back to bed he wandered down the hall to the bathroom leaving his side of the bed open for the taking! By the time he got out of the bathroom we had already claimed our spot in the big bed with Mom.
It didn't last long because Mom got up shortly after and her and Dad left us home while they went to garage sales. Oh well, it was totally worth it!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Biggest Water Bowl Ever

Mom and Dad came home with this water bowl from Grammies. It is the biggest and best bowl ever! I waited until it was full to have a drink but Pulver couldn't wait.


Friday, June 26, 2009

One Year Later

It's been one year since I've last posted anything. A lot has happened since then and Mom had promised to help me post more since I do more then eat, fart, and chew things up now. I have grown a lot, even though I'm still the Baby Girl.


The biggest news is that I got new siblings!

The best one is Pulver. I didn't like him much when he first got here but now he's my best friend. He got really really sick last week and had to go to the vet for 6 days. I didn't know why he left me so I was beside myself with worry..but he's back now. He's a little skinnier then when he left but he's home so that is what matters. I'm kind of upset though because Mom and Dad won't let us play too much until he goes back to where he was for a check up.
The only bad thing about him, besides the fact that he slobs all over everything, is that he won't open the door himself. He'll sit outside and whine until someone opens the door for him, even if it's already partially open!


Here is a picture of us together.

My other brother is okay, although he doesn't really like to leave the top of the washing machine if he can help it. I don't see him much since I'm not allowed back there. His name is Oliver Boliver Butt.



Then Mom and Dad came home with a baby for me! I love my baby and try to take care of her all the time. Mom won't let me though since she says she needs time to be on her own and grow up, and that they really brought her home for Mom and not me. You can tell from the pictures though that she really loves me more then Mom. Her name is Diva, but Mom calls her Little Miss Thing quite a bit.
My last sibling I never get to see. She lives on top of the bookcase. Her name is Cookie. She did get out of her cage yesterday and had quite an adventure running around the house for a day. Mom saw her out of the corner of her eye under the entertainment center and Dad was able to catch her and get her back to her home so everything is fine again.



I guess that is enough for now. That is all the new members of my family. I will be back to post about my day soon!