My name is Ripley, and I'm a fun-a-holic.

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Whidbey Island

April 13th 2011 9:26 am
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Hi Pups & Peeps,

My mom has decided she needs to get onto dogster more, and I'm totally on board with that! I've missed y'all sooooo much. I hope y'all are still barkin' regularly, going for walks, sniffin' butts, layin' in the sofa and eating good treats.

We moved to Whidbey Island in the fall of 2010, and it's pretty cool up here. I have my own back yard now... and we get to go on some great walks on some great hiking trails here. I LOVE the beaches here, & there are LOTS of them! I have a bed in every room again, of course... and still live the good life. Being HEAD OF SECURITY isn't as challenging here as it was in the city, so I guess I'm sorta retired. I still see rabbits every day, but now I get to see deer too. They've even come into our yard a few times, but alas... I was either in the car or the house.

Butt sniffs and face lick to all of y'all,
The Ripley-Meister

 

Birthday Time!!!

August 4th 2009 6:47 am
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Happy Birthday to ME!!! Mom said I'm turning 6 years old today!!! I get the day off from work today, and get to catch up on sleep. Mom took me to the office twice in the past week, and I'm just beat! It's been fun though, cuz we usually start the day with a walk along Puget Sound, so lots of birds that need chasing. Tonight I get Frosty Paws for dessert. Mmmm, good!

I like my life; I'm glad I was born... and I'm REALLY glad to have ended up with the peeps I have.

 

"Get Off of It" (barked to the tune of "Get Over It" by the- Eagles

September 17th 2008 9:01 pm
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I'm looking at Dogster and what do I see
Dogs on the couch -- but NO, not me!!!
They wag their happy little tails at everybody else
Spend all my time feelin' sorry for myself
Accused of this, accused of that
The couch is so nice, and the floor is too flat.

Get off of it
Get off of it
I am barkin' and chargin' and pitchin' a fit
Get off of it
Get off of it.

I haven't been the same since my humans turned grouch
But I might feel better if I laid on the couch
The more I think about it, Ole Yeller was right
Let's chew up the sofa, let's chew it tonight
I don't want to work, I want to live like a queen
But mom and dad won't let me lie on the thing.

Get off of it
Get off of it
If you don't listen, then I might as well split
Get off of it
Get off of it.

It's like going to the vet every time I hear you speak
You're threatenin' me that I won't get my treats
With some dogs that works, but I know you're weak.

You drag me around like a ball and chain
You walk me in the park; you walk me in the rain
You dress me like a human, you dress me like a clown
My esteem's in the gutter, bringin' everybody down
You complain about the shedding and my passing of gas
I'd like to find your inner child and sniff its little ass.

Get off of it
Get off of it
I am bitchin' and barkin' and pitchin' a fit
Get off of it
Get off of it.

 

Vacation Stress ???

July 4th 2008 6:33 pm
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Hi Dogster Pals,

I had a stressful situation today, and just have to get it off my chest. Me and my peeps have been on vacation all week, and being out of my element and normal routine brought about an episode today that really threw my peeps for a loop. We were at Starbucks - the three of us outside relaxing, when all of a sudden I charged a man walking by and barked as ferociously as I could. He didn't deserve it at all; he was just walking by us... but I got startled, I guess -- and all the ON ALERT protecting my peeps this week really wore me out. Mom and Dad were very unhappy with me.

I don't know what came over me... unless it was the protecting the peeps, protecting the car, protecting the hotel rooms, etc just totally took its toll. I've never done anything like that before. Normally I'm such a friendly easy-going pupster. All week people have been stopping to pet me, and they all commented on how well behaved I am.

It wasn't the fireworks, cuz I haven't even been around any. I'm sure it was just the being on guard all the time with no real down time.

We head back home tomorrow, and only have 2 play dates next week. I'm sure I'll be fine... but wow-oh-wow! Vacations can sure be both fun and stressful at the same time.

I'm gonna hit the rack now, and try to convince the world I'm really a good soul. I'm sure my peeps know that, but I feel awful for scaring that man so bad. Sheesh!

Slow wags,
Ripley ~

 

Changes ahead...

May 21st 2008 11:32 am
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Hi Dogster Pals,

My mom told me she'll be home all summer - cuz she's been laid off from her job. Not sure what that means, but it doesn't sound like a bad thing to me. I like it when she's home, after all... and I'm the center of the universe. I guess she's gotta work one more week, but she said then we could go on long walks every day. Oh-boy-oh-boy-oh-boy-oh-boy!!! I can't wait!

She said she needs to find another job, but heck -- if having her home is as much fun as I expect it will be, I'll share my Head of Security position with her. She mentioned "paycheck" -- so that must be food and toys, since that's how she pays me.

People live their lives so weird! I say:

1. bark when the door-bell rings
2. eat twice a day or more, if you can
3. sleep as much as possible
4. never turn down the opportunity to go for a ride or a walk
5. sniff as many butts as possible
6. stay off the furniture unless invited
7. pee and poop outside

and last, but not least --

8. always kiss your peeps when they ask you to, or they'll NEVER leave you alone!

Wags, licks and afternoon snoozes to all of you...
Ripley ~

 

Spring! Finally!!!

April 11th 2008 8:51 pm
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Hi Dogster Pals,

My second Dogster anniversary -- and what a GREAT day I had!!! Mom said we could have some fun to celebrate -- and cuz since it's finally acting like Spring in Seattle.

First we went to the vet so I could get a pedicure, and then (TA-DAAA!) a nice long walk down on the Redondo boardwalk. Then down to the beach where Mom took off my leash, and -- boy oh boy, did I ever meet the nicest boy-dog! He was short and black, and his hair was sorta scratchy - not soft like mine. His name was Riko Suavier -- and I really enjoyed sniffing his butt. Mom & I walked on the beach for quite awhile, and then headed up to the grass. It was soooo nice being outside again after such a rainy and cold winter.

Mom said we're going for another long walk tomorrow, this time up in Bellevue. I really like Spring! Animals and people everywhere -- and lots of sunshine. I admit, I'm quite the sun addict. What do you expect though? My ancestors are from Africa, for barking out loud!

Gotta hit the rack and rest up for tomorrow. I'm so glad we have Dogster, and I get to share all my happy tails with all of you. Life is good!

Tired Tail Thumps,
Ripley ~

 

Vacation !!!!

March 28th 2008 9:51 am
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I don't know what Mom & Dad did on their vacation, but I got to spend an entire week with my pals Emma & Jack. Wow-oh-wow-oh-wow!!! After I figured out where I was supposed to poop, I had the time of my life. The first couple days, I had Crystal take me to the front yard on the leash, even though they have a back yard for playing & pooping. BOL! Sometimes I'm a little thick. The back yard was fun though, after I figured it out. I dug a couple big holes so they'll know I was there. Hehehe... The basement was my favorite place though, since it turned out to be Emma and my place to run, chase, run, chase, run, chase & run some more.

I usually like going with Mom & Dad on vacations, but I sure did have a great time with Emma & Jack. Being part of a pack was a new thing for me.

T I R E D!!! That's me today, but I had to take a minute & write y'all.

Still Wagging,
Ripley ~

 

Bissell Contest

February 7th 2008 3:40 pm
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Hey Pup Pals,

If you're not entered in the Bissell Contest, perhaps you would like to vote for me. You can do so by using this link:

http://www.bissell.com/redirect.asp?page_id=47073&P et=10009

I think that would be a very nice thing for you to do. Mom could win a new vacuum cleaner (good for dog hair) if I win -- but of course the chances are pretty slim, I'm sure. Anyhow, we'd appreciate your vote -- if you're so inclined.

Wags & Face Licks,
Ripley ~

 

Valentine's Day Game

January 25th 2008 4:38 pm
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I've been Valentine tagged by my good pal, the gorgeous Jazz Marie. Finally - I'm SOMEBODY! BOL!

I am going to tell you my 5 Valentine wishes, and then tag 5 friends with a p-mail or rosette. They will then write a diary entry and tag 5 friends with a p-mail or rosette, and so on and so on.

1. I wish all animal shelters were "No-Kill."

2. I wish every pet was treated as well as I am.

3. I wish dog fighting was a “felony” in every state -- that includes being a spectator and possession of dogs for fighting. (I copied this from Jazz!)

4. I wish I could have play dates with ALL my Dogster pals!

5. I wish Valentine's Day didn't involve so much chocolate, so I could participate a little more. (Flowers don't interest me much)


I'm tagging:

Gus
Oliver
Maximus
Riley
Nubby

 

Temptations !!!!

December 29th 2007 5:56 pm
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This morning, my mom gave me LOTS of huge hugs and told me I'm the best dog in the whole wide world. I did something most of you other pups would NEVER do... and I'd bet my last bone on it.

Mom filled up my food bucket (the one she pours the entire bag into) -- and then she left the room for about 5 minutes or so, not realizing she had left the LID OFF the food bucket!!! When she got back, I was sitting very near to it (drooling) -- food at mouth level, but I hadn't touched even one kibble. The look on her face was total surprise. She hadn't said I could have it -- and I'm (sometimes) pretty disciplined when it comes to food. I didn't even take one little bite.

I sorta expected she's say the magic words BREAK when she got back to the kitchen, but no such luck. I did get tons of extra love & attention though, and I'm a sucker for that stuff.

Honestly, I don't think I could have eaten 20 pounds of food all in one sitting anyhow... but I'd have given it my best effort. I'll probably never have another chance, but that's the way the ball bounces.

Wags & Face Licks,
Ripley ~

 
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