February 28th 2005 8:59 am
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Hello friends! I'm sending a special bark-out to my cousin Reggie, who is nine months old today! I hope he gets a nice treat for that.
I'm a little laid up this week after enduring two vet visits in one day --NOT the highlight of my week-- which discovered that I have sprained my back after jumping off the guest room daybed and onto a slippery spot on the wood floor which did not break my fall correctly. At first, I thought it was just a leg issue, but my 10pm on Saturday, I wasn't really able to move at all. The family was alarmed, and drove me back to my friends at the 24 hour animal hospital (special kudos to Dr. Murphy who really knew how to look beyond my stoic and frightened exterior and see that I really was in pain despite my insistence and indifference). So now, I'm confined to the floors or my spot on the couch --when someone's home to lift me up there. The muscle relaxers and other drugs are making me tired and thirsty so I'm keeping this entry brief.
Though I have some discomfort, the fams have really been treating me extra special. A few pieces of cheese throughout the day and Jill even gave me a very lengthy scratch behind the ears last night that I sooo completely enjoyed. Unfortunately, I will not be able to play for a few weeks which, really irks me as you all know how I HATE to pass up a good game of fetch.
That's all from this dog's life. Stay well my canine and human friends! Remember to look before you leap!
Licks and Barks,
January 31st 2005 7:38 pm
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I must confess, I have been a lazy canine as of late. Ashley is actually considering buying a petometer for me...she has this fantasy that I run around the house like mad all day long, and that's why I'm tired at night. Well, she's wrong. I am just one lazy pup. Unless of course, you happen to have a ball in your hand or something that squeaks. Right now, as Ashley transcribes this entry for me, I am laying on my back, legs fully in the air, snoring gently. I'm entirely content doing nothing but sleep and people watch --from one of my three window posts around the house.
I've also noticed that I've become increasingly hungry and have actually resorted to cuddling up to the family to get what I want --hey, what can I say, the Beast is a good teacher! The fam is getting less generous with the food due to my soporific state and, because I do love my human food so very much, I'm contemplating the idea of being taken on daily long walks which, I'm told keep me fit, and will allow the fam to throw me some dinner scraps more frequently. I haven't had my beloved popcorn in several weeks! I'm not saying I'm actually going to start exerting myself more, I'm merely pontificating it.
As usual, I'll keep my two and four-legged readers posted on my activities (or lack-there-of) as they unfold.
Licks and barks,
January 5th 2005 6:10 pm
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Welcome back from the holiday overload of human food my friends. I raise my paw to any dog that managed to make it through the season without munching on some grass to ease the indigestion.
I, for one, am happy to be back into the dry dog food routine --with some human morsels thrown in for good measure.
My family has gone back to the work/school grind so I've returned to having the doghouse to myself during the day. Though I enjoyed having my parents and sisters around constantly, it does get a little wearing at times. Now I'm back to sleeping on my favorite couch pillow without being bothered, and barking my head off at all the strange noises outside without getting yelled at. Ahhh, it really is a dog's life!
Since most of my fellow furry friends are back to their daily routines, I thought --since we all have some extra time to surf the web while our owners are out-- I'd compile a list of some of my favorite websites to check out. All of these sites are very dog-friendly. Enjoy!
www.dogpile.com--->a wonderful search engine
www.oldyellersrevenge.com--->great photos of dogs...and you can have a portrait taken too!
www.c3baking.com--->simply delectable dog treats, and healthy too!
www.animalalliancenyc.org-->the Mayor's alliance for NYC's animals. They also have a great newsletter called "Out of the Cage."
www.urbandogmagazine.com--->wonderful for the urban dog in all of us.
www.petgaz.net--->NYC's pet magazine that includes pet-friendly real estate listings!
www.dogster.org--->the Tompkins Square dog run. They hold a mean Halloween parade and give out $4,500 worth of prizes! That can buy a LOT of bones.
www.metropawlispetboutique.com--->there's a lot of stuff at this site, but my favorite is the puplight for a dog's neck. That thing saved my neighbor, Puppy's, life!
www.barkerystore.com--->now I'm not one for the frou-frou beds, though I will admit, I have a down comforter for my nighttime bed, but these humans have a wonderful selection of bodhi toys and some accessories that I know my friend Elton would love!
www.artforanimals.org--->this organization gives financial support for animal rescue organizations through the selling of animal/non-animal related and created art.
AND, don't forget that every dog craves variety in their food --just like our human friends-- so check out my friend Cooper's ccokbook called: "Throw Me a Bone : 50 Healthy, Canine Taste-Tested Recipes for Snacks, Meals, and Treats. " You can order it through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and just about any other bookstore.
Licks and Barks,