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Are you a dog person?

February 27th 2012 5:54 pm
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Saw this posted in the Other Barks and Woofs Forum and just HAD to add it in our Diary.

Take a good look at the (long!) list and see what applies to you! You might be surprised, I was!

Nobody's feet are allowed on the furniture, but your dogs are welcome to sleep on any piece they so choose

It takes an entirely separate garbage can to handle the poop

All kinds of things around the house are in need of repair, but the injured dog you rescued by the side of the road requires immediate surgery and out comes the checkbook

You and your family haven't had your annual check up in two years, but the dogs are all medically up to date

You start barking at your children to "Sit! Stay!"

You're more concerned with the dogs' needs than your own when the budget gets tight

At least three of your five weeks vacation are scheduled around grooming, vaccinations and dental cleaning...all for the dogs!

Dog crates double as chairs and/or tables in your family room

You can only remember people by associating them with their dog

Overnight guests (who share your bed) are offended by having to sleep with you and the dog(s)

You snuggle closer to the dog than the person with whom you are sleeping

You decide to downsize from a huge house in the city to an average country cottage with lots of land in order to build the kennel of your dreams

You spend more time looking through mail order catalogues for dog supplies than for Victoria's Secret nighties or Miles Kimball gadgets

All your social activities revolve around other dog people

Your voice is recognized by your vet's receptionist

Everyone at the office is eager to know if the dogs are all right because you were late for the meeting

The whereabouts of all your important legal and personal documents escapes you, yet you know precisely where to locate the file that includes all the vet records, breed papers and registration

Your trunk has an emergency food kit for any strays you might come across

The majority of your charitable contributions go to animal organizations

To win a precious $.75 show ribbon, you think nothing to forking out hundreds of dollars to board/pet sit the other dogs, pay for entry fees, gas, accommodations and meals

You no longer have to buy extra large garbage bags, because the empty, 40 pound dog food bags work just as well

Complete strangers call you on the phone to ask questions because they heard you were a" dog person"

Your mom calls and asks how the granddogs are

Every gift you ever get has something to do with dogs

Your cookie jar has never seen the likes of people cookies

You rip up the carpet and lay tile to make clean up so much easier

Your children (wife, husband, etc.) complain that you always take more pictures of the dog than you do of them

While proudly showing off your family album, your guest asks, "Isn't there anyone else in your family besides the dog?"

Any conversation you're having is effortlessly directed back to the topic of dogs

Your first concern when planning a vacation is whether or not the hotel will take pets

You politely bow out of an important social engagement so you can attend a dog show

The number one priority when buying a new house is the size and landscape of the backyard

The only (or at least first) forum you log onto is the animal forum

You describe your children as having temperaments rather than personalities

The cost of boarding your furkids equals that of your entire vacation

Your dog decides he doesn't like someone and you tend to agree

All your non-dog friends know to dress down when visiting your house

Your friends know which chair not to sit in

First time visitors wonder aloud: "Do you smell something?" and you really don't

You become the family dog kennel for all your relatives

You don't think twice about sitting on the floor because both the couch and the chair are completely dog full

Your desk proudly displays your canine family

All dates must pass your dog's inspection

The first question you ask when on a date is: "So, do you like animals?"

You buy a bigger bed that will comfortably sleep six

You break down and buy another pillow so you can have one to sleep on

More than half your grocery money goes to dog food and treats

You buy a mini-van to give them all enough travel room

Your carpeting matches the color of your dog-purposely

The thought of changing a baby's diaper makes you swoon, but you can pick up dog poop barehanded, if necessary, without batting an eye

You send out especially-made holiday cards that feature you and the dogs

Your spouse issues the ultimatum: "It's them or me!" and you have no problem pointing out the suitcase

You readily allow your dogs to give you slobbery kisses, but you don't dare wipe a toddler's nose

Onlookers grimace at the sight of you sharing your sandwich with your four-legged pal, bite for bite

Your dog has the best birthday party over and above any kid in the entire neighborhood

Your dogs eat only the most nutritionally sound food, while your favorite meal is mac'n cheese

You've traced your dog's family tree further than you have your own

You're more familiar with dog laws than you are with people laws

You stagger your dog magazine subscriptions to make sure you'll receive one every week

Your vet's office number is the first one on your speed dial list, his home is number two

One of your vet files is labeled "Other"

Your vet takes a few extra courses just to keep up with your breed's assorted ailments

Your file is the only one that remains in the "IN" box at the vet's office

Your file rivals War And Peace

You can't remember family birthdays and anniversaries, but you can rattle off a six generation pedigree with birthdates, health data and coat colors at the drop of a hat.

You have *two* dog doors between the house and the fenced yard, so the doggies can run circles, half inside, half outside.

You rush to get home from work in time to get some of what your spouse is fixing for the dogs, since s/he doesn't cook for you.

You've just spent $60 on groceries and realize none of it is for yourself.

Anyone can look at your (pick all that apply) --- T-shirt - sweatshirt - coffee mug - keychain - beach towel - cooking apron - couch throw - tote bag - computer screen saver/wallpaper/mousepad/wristpad/monitor frame - gift wrapping paper - photographic displays - calendars - refrigerator magnets - weather vane - door mat - bumper stickers - umbrella - Christmas sweater - socks - embroidery project - child's collection of stuffed animals - sheets and bedspread - checks - checkbook covers - throw pillows - Home Pages --- and know immediately that you are a dog lover, AND probably what particular breed you favor.

Your bedspread doesn't have to coordinate with the bedroom, as it's always covered with a sheet for the dogs, anyway. Ditto for the couches.

The family's eye doctor is located in town, but the dog's ophthalmologist is located a two-hour drive away.

Your medications are available at the drug store down the block, but your dog's medication has to be ordered from and shipped by a specialist.

It's easier to get a hairdresser's appointment for yourself than it is to get one for your dog.

Dog hair in food is just another spice.

Your dogs have their own Christmas card and gift list -- and they receive cards and gifts in return.

Your dogs have their own Christmas tree -- and it's so full of ornaments that they need a larger one.

The part of your will dealing with your dogs is longer than any other part.

The guardians of your dogs will receive a larger amount of insurance policy money than will all other members of your family, combined.

The instructions to the dog kennel are longer than the instructions to the house sitter.

Your personal library is heavy on dog books -- and so is the library for which you order books.

Your favorite month is April - National Dog Appreciation Month!

Your dogs have a larger wardrobe of holiday-related bandanas than you do.

You hate to go to the grocery store for people food, but when the dog treats are gone, off you go with no hesitation, even at the busiest time.

You have three Home Pages -- all of them dealing with your dogs, your friends' dogs, your dogs' friends, etc.

The most exciting times on vacations, no matter where in the world you go, is when you get to pet a dog (a "canine fix").

Most of your vacation pictures are of dogs around the world.

The largest display of collectibles in the house is dog stuff -- plates, photos, cards, etc.

Kiss your dog more than 10 times per greeting.

Introduce your dog to the photographer and ask would you like to kiss fido also.

Cut your vacations to 3 day weekends only.

Call long distance and talk with your dog.

Order 250 Xmas photos of just the dog, no family in photos.

Order 5 x 7 photos of the kids and order 16 x 20 of SPOT.

Your Mother's Day (birthday, anniversary, etc.) present is a puppy.

The only time you use your camper is for dog shows.

The part of the backyard you finish first is the dog run.

You spend more time on the computer dealing with "dog stuff" than "other stuff"

Your "Welcome" sign has a dog on it.

Your e-mail address is your kennel name.

Your e-mail address is your dog/s name.

When you can't find your kids, you whistle for them to come.

Alternatively, you call the children like a dog: "Here Angie, come on girl".

You named your last child after your favorite dog.

Your good double-breasted coat has gone without its inside button for four months because you can't be bothered to take 5 minutes to sew it back on, but you spend an hour a week stitching your dog's giggle ball back together.

 

Weenie Christmas 2011!

January 2nd 2012 1:10 pm
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It was a weenie wonderland this Christmas!

We had a great 2011 and it ended with a bang. THANK YOU to all our friends who sent us beautiful cards, gifts for our page and pmails from the heart. ♥ You're all so amazing and we're happy to know you thanks to dogster.

Sending all our pals health, wealth and happiness for 2012.

Never stop wagging, keep in touch and thank dog for dogster!

 

15/52 Weeks Photos (Year 2)

November 13th 2011 11:38 am
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This week we had a visitor, our Uncle Dexter!

It was tough to get a picture of us all together.. not moving haha. Momma did end up getting one picture, and she may have been holding treats..

The Three of Us

 

Week 14/52 Photos (Year 2)

November 8th 2011 9:37 pm
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This week's theme is Breaking the Rules!
Aren't rules meant to be broken? ;)

We broke the rules of having the subject in focus and also having the whole subject in the photo.

Mini's Out of Focus. The grass is always greener..

Momma and Mini aren't all in the picture, but you get the picture.

Kiki and this photo are both focusing on one thing, ball ball ball.

Kiki's whole body isn't in the picture, but we see eye to eye.

 

Week 13/52 (Year Two)

November 2nd 2011 8:31 pm
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This week's theme was darkness!
We took these photos in the dark, only candle light.
... ok and a little TV background light tee hee hee!

Kiki: SCARED OF THE DAAAARK!

Mini: I hope my puppy eyes will keep the boogy man away!

 

Week 12/52 Photos (Year 2)

October 24th 2011 1:32 pm
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This week's theme is Sunrise/Sunset.

We live in BC where weather's very unpredictable, especially this season of fall.
Here's our saying, "Red sky at night doxies delight, red sky in morning clouds make it boring."

Sadly we didn't end up capturing any red skies but we'll happily show you what a BC sunrise looked like this week.

Mini - Some pups howl at the moon.. but I howl at the early morning clouds. "Sunnnn pawleeeease come oooout!"

Kiki - When sunrise looks as pathetic as this, I stay inside to watch it. Clouds Schmouds!

 

Week 11/52 Photos (Year Two)

October 17th 2011 11:31 am
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This week's theme is "Circles"
Now I had a few ideas like the girls beds are circular, cookies are circular, sunglasses.. then I decided lets have some fun with this photoshoot! What do my girls love? TENNIS BALLS!

We had a lot of fun and decided to use the goofiest pictures we got this week. Also my picasa's not working so there's no cropping, no nothing this week in terms of beautifying the pictures.

Mini- I eat circles like this for Breakfast!

Kiki- Circle Doofus LOL!

 

Week 10/52 Photos (Year Two)

October 10th 2011 12:58 pm
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This week's photos are based on the Five Elements. Earth, wind, water and fire. I have chosen one element for each pup and used two photos per pup to show how that element represents Mini or Kiki.
This is a DDP4 Challenge. (Definitely a challenge!!)

Mini's picture is showing both her sides. Like water, Mini can be calm and peaceful but when you're not looking she can switch in a moment to a wild and rapid pup depending on what we do together.
Water, (or Sui), can be associated with emotion, defensiveness, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness, and magnetism.
I think Water suits Mini because she is a very emotional dog and extremely magnetic. She's wild like a running river but many times Mini has shown an amazing intuition and known exactly when I need a little quiet time, a little extra snuggle or even a wild doxie distraction. She can be a calm pond or raging rapids depending on the day and mood of the moment.


Kiki's picture shows her with the wind blowing her ears back in the midst of one of her rarely captured goofy face runs and then an after run shot where she's gleefully panting enjoying the cool air of freedom.
Wind,(or Fu), represents things that grow, expand, and enjoy freedom of movement. Those who know Kiki's puppy mill past can understand how much she's grown in this past year. Her life in the puppy mill was like holding wind in a jar. Her sweet personality and goofball little run was caged for most of her life and now that it's free she has blown through our lives like a breath of fresh air. Kiki actually runs like she's never run before. Like Forest Gump running without his leg braces for the first time it takes your breath away.. but also makes you giggle.

 

Week 9/52 Photos (Year two)

October 3rd 2011 1:07 pm
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Hi all, I guess this isn't really week nine as we've been on hiadus for a little while but we're entered in the Dogster Digital Photography Challenge 4 which means we'll be taking a picture a week again!

If you are a DDP4 judge or dont want to spoil the Wednesday night reveal, dont look!! We're posting in our diary early in case we cant make Wednesday night and have a friend post for us.

Missed all our pals and Momma's going to try to not be so busy anymore but we can't promise anything as she's working and in school Monday nights now. ♥ But we do love everyfur and we're going to try harder to be here :)

This week's theme is Doggy Day Dreams.

Day Dreaming Mini
Mini's Dream, "Laying on my favorite couch is nice but what would be nicer.. chasing squirrels. Chasing those little varmins and I WIN!! MUUAAHAHAHA I get those little fluffy tailed sneakers. They jump up on the fence like they always do... but what do I DO!? I grow wings and grab 'em! I make those squirrels be pals with me then we all join into a game of fetch. Shirts versus skins and THEY have to wear the silly shirts!! Tee hee hee.... I ♥ Day dreaming..."


Day Dreaming Kiki
Kiki's Dream, "Fire crackling, warm bed.. this is the life. ♥ What would I change, what would I do differently in a dream world? Here I would still be, comfortbale with my full belly and a smile.. I wish all my friends could be here. We would all run around in my home together, I would be the boss of the doggies, the leader of the pack.. well the second in command after Momma. Me and all my pals would even be the boss of DADDY!! YES! That's it! Me, Mini, Momma and my pals would make Daddy bring us chicken and warm rice on silver platters while we're inside runnin' around freely. Yup and we would ALL have blankies and doggie clothes. Wait till my old pals see the doggie shirts they have here, they'll love wearing clothes just like I do... Ahhh, yes that's the good life."

 

Week 8/52 Photos (Year Two)

July 27th 2011 5:15 pm
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This week our photo's of us together. Momma and Daddy decided since we moved to our new place that we cant sleep in the bed anymore. Ya ya ya, we're getting used to it.
Anyways we each got our own NEW beds for the bedroom where Momma and Daddy sleep. Although we each have our own we prefer to Sleep together.

(Not the best quality photo, taken with Momma's iphone)

 
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