Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Doggy Hates Bath

P.S. We are done with our Christmas card exchange list. Hopefully, it will reach all 78 recipients in time ^^. Now, I can catch up with my online and offline duties again. See you in your blogs!

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Dog Book Review: Spott's Canine Miscellany by Mark Darton

Hey, folks. I am once again proud to say that I've finished one of the dog books in my so-called mini-dog library. Spott's Canine Miscellany by Mark Darton makes a wonderful coffee table book.  This said, I am glad I've finished reading the entire 93 pages of dog trivia and facts. 

Spott's Canine Miscellany by Mark Darton Front Cover
The dog book contains dog related trivia, facts, medical and behavioral explanations, poems, short stories, sayings and terms that a dog lover should know about. 

When it comes to reading about dog trivia, Spott's Canine Miscellany may just be the book for you.

For instance, did you know that...

  • Statistically speaking, female dog bites are twice as many as male dog bites.
  • Dogs circle 3 times on average before they settle down in their resting spot. This is probably the reason why most dog beds are round-shaped.
  • Dog tail-wagging isn't instinct. They learn this behavior during their first social encounters (most often from their mothers and siblings). By 7 weeks of age, puppies will have learned tail signals which is a necessary skill to be able communicate with others.

Spott's Canine Miscellany even has its own special black ribbon bookmark. 

I just love that I was able find this doggy treasure in a second hand book store

This book cost me $0.40. 

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Dog De-Stress Ball

Nowadays, both humans and canines find a common purpose for stress balls.

De-Stressing with a Stress Ball

The camera just loves Rin too much that it creates its own photo lighting.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Silly Saturday: PUPPIES in TEXT!!!

A friend of mine shared this link recently. It's hilariously adorable and I had to try it out.

Just look at this marvelous piece of art.
You can spell anything in Puppy TextFeel free to drop by their site and have a blast typing in puppy letters.

I haven't blogged much due to my offline family duties. Fortunately, I am halfway done sending out my Christmas cards.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Breaking Dog News: Shih Tzu Falls Two Stories High SURVIVES!

I was supposed to continue my dog news segment but then...something happened just awhile ago. You wouldn't believe it! I couldn't believe it myself either!!!

Last Wednesday, I had mentioned about The Climb. It's my poetic way of saying "I'm FREAKING OUT by their stairs adventure!"

Stairs to the Third Floor
Back to my stress-ridden news.... Remember when I mentioned Chooey's doggie stairs adventures? She loves playing with Rin on the third floor (like Whitey!). 

Long story short, Chooey was getting down these stairs when she SLIPS...TUMBLES... THUDS... FALLS from the SECOND FLOOR STAIRS...DOWN TO THE FIRST FLOOR STAIRS... and gives all of us a HEART ATTACK!

Please refer to the following exhibits.
Our help was trembling and I was speechless trying to fathom what I was supposed to do in case anything bad happened. Images of the vet clinic and how my darling little shih tzu was fairing drove me crazy as I sped down the stairs! Nobody reacted bad which was a good sign. I asked the second help where Chooey was, she simply said "outside"-as if everything was fine. I opened the door and saw our first help carrying the wagging little dog back to the second floor.

I have leashed her for the night because of the fear that it may happen again.
"What the HELL Chooey," I wanted to scream; half-relieved, half-breathless. I heard a series of thuds and a tiny dog yelp but she was OKAY! The dog who fell from the second floor, tumbled and fell on two flights stairs, landed on the ground was left unscathed.

I am thankful that nothing happened to her... so much for Dog News Friday.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wordy Wednesday: The Climb

For those of you who are familiar with Miley Cyrus, The Climb is of one her songs. My niece will be singing it on her birthday so we've been practicing it over and over and over and over and over again. If you want to sing with us, feel free to use this Youtube karaoke video as your reference.

Sing with us, folks.

In the mean time, what does "The Climb" have to do with the dogs? This...

Those stairs go to the third floor. That's Whitey! Chooey also goes to the  3rd floor on her own volition.

Why you may ask is this a big deal? Here are two reasons:

Reason 1: There's supposed to be stairs between the 1st and 2nd floor (so the area directly under the stairs in the picture is open). One wrong step can send anyone falling to the ground.

Reason 2: Chooey and Buchi can come down those stairs very quickly. Whenever I catch them going down, I hold my breath because they might go beyond the railings!

P.S. Austin's human has mentioned that she's getting directed to another site when posting a comment here. If you're also experiencing the same problems, kindly inform me through my contact form or email me so I could isolate the problem.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Mischief Monday: A Spoiled Little Shih Tzu

Remember when I said that no dogs were allowed inside of the house where I am currently living at? Well, guess what?

Chooey is showcasing her temporary getaway.
Apparently, the cute ones are an exception to the rule.

Somebody gets a free pass to wake up the kids. 
And since my bed is tatami-like, Chooey gets first dibs on my toes. 

Edit: I have recently heard of Suka's passing. And it pains me to have missed this news that has affected K and my friends so much. For those of you who hadn't heard, please drop by their blog to share some comforting words.

Snoopy's Dog Blog

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