The World according to Hulk

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Christmas

December 26th 2011 10:24 am
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Well, we had a good Christmas, as always. Sandy Claws brought lots of treats, and a nice new doggie blanket. We had a good Christmas dinner------we had HAM!! Dad was pretty generous since it was Christmas, and I had been a pretty good boy all year. I got a whole slice of ham all to myself. I also had some potatoes and chicken gravy.

I finally learned the answer to a mystery: Every so often, a thing that sits on the table next to Dad's chair makes a loud noise and Dad puts part of it up to his ear and talks to it. I have been wondering about this for a long time, but yesterday, after Dad talked to it for a while, he put it up to my ear, and, guess what??? Charlene was in there, and she talked to me! I smelled the thing and couldn't smell her, but it was her voice. I don't know how she got in there, though.

Dad says that a NEW YEAR is about to start, whatever that means. Whatever it is, I hope all my DOGSTER PALS have a good one!

(the incredible) Hulk

 

Sandy Claws

December 14th 2011 9:42 am
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Greetings from (the incredible) Hulk!

Well, 'tis the season...... Sandy Claws will soon be coming. I hope he didn't notice the times that I wasn't very good, because if he did, I may not get anything! Maybe he will forgive me my trespasses. After all, I was good most of the time!

The UPS man brought a big box from Charlene yesterday, and when I sniffed it, I learned that there are some doggie treats in there. It smells like SNAUSAGES! Dad won't open the box no matter how hard I beg!

It has been cold here lately; the morning temperatures have been in the single digits and the low double digits; no warmer than 12 degrees. The good thing about that is that the poop-sicles are ripe! Gertie and I crunch down a few every chance we get, but we have to be creative in finding a place to leave them to ripen because Dad goes out and looks for them; when he finds some, he throws them away!

The snow isn't very deep yet, only a few inches. We will probably be getting more any day now. It is fun to run around plowing snow with my nose!

Hulk

 

Poop-sicles

October 17th 2011 2:25 pm
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Barks and butt-sniffs to all! This is (the incredible) Hulk. I have been silent for a while------Dad has been pretty stingy with the computer time. He sits there and does his stuff----Email and shopping and..........., but says he doesn't have time to help me with my DOGSTER stuff.

Our weather has been getting a lot colder lately. with frost nearly every night. Soon the POOP-SICLES will be ripe! Dad thinks it is disgusting when I bring one in the house to eat in comfort beside Stove, and takes it away from me.
I can't understand Dad's attitude. He eats horrible things like mushrooms, but gets grossed out when I eat a delicious cow-pie, or poop-sicle. I just can't understand it. Humans are funny, aren't they?

 

Yard Sale

August 30th 2011 6:33 am
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Well, we returned home yesterday from our visit to "sister and bro-in-law" Charlene and Greg's. They were having our annual family yard sale. I had a wonderful time at the sale--I was the official greeter. I was very polite and made many new friends. The weather was too hot, though; we had to quit by mid-afternoon each day because we were suffering from the heat.

We were all happy to get home, though---It is always nice to come home, isn't it?

(the incredible) Hulk H. Komar

 

Camping

August 19th 2011 8:40 am
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I want to bark the news about our annual family camping trip. I had a very good time. The weather was nice; no rain like we had last year. We went to the same campground as last time. Dad, Greg, Phoebe and I went on a long walk all the way around the lake. Phoebe kept up really well for such a little dog. She had to climb over logs and work her way through big rocks, but Greg never had to help her. Gertie didn't get to come on any long walks because she is too fat and out of shape. Dad took her on some shorter ones. Dad took me on some other nice walks so I could check my pee-mail It had been a whole year since I had been there so there was a lot of news to catch up on. I found a lot of nice horse-apples, but whenever I got ready for a feast, Dad always yelled LEAVE IT!! so I had to pass them by.

Dad's great-granddaughter, Amanda, came home with us to help catch up on the work Dad has let get behind. We will be taking her home this week-end when we go back to participate in Charlene's yard sale.

That's all the news for now;
Your pal,
(the incredible) Hulk

 

Turnspit Dogs

August 2nd 2011 11:19 am
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I would like to bark about Turnspit Dogs: Happily, Dogs don't have to do that kind of work any more. Prior to and possibly into the early 1800s, Dogs were used to turn a spit on which was skewered meat to be roasted over an open fire. The spit was turned via a wheel, inside of which a dog had to run---something like a hamster wheel. The meat would have to cook for several hours, during which time the poor dog wasn't allowed to stop even long enough to catch his breath, lest the meat burn. Sometimes, as in restaurants or inns where large portions of meat were roasted, there would be two dogs who would work on alternate days.

The dogs' "pay" would be a bite of the meat after it was done. I am happy that I don't share those dogs' fate! What a boring and tiresome job that would be!

Dad and I read about this in the book: "Amazing Dogs: A Cabinet of Canine Curiosities" from Cornell University Press.

Another job that dogs used to be given was to collect money for charities. Dogs were fitted with a harness on which was fitted a lock box with a coin slot. They would carry signs indicating what charity they were collecting for. The dogs would walk around wherever people congregated and beg for contributions. I wouldn't mind having that job.

All in all, it is a very interesting book.

 

New sister

June 9th 2011 7:01 pm
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Barks and butt sniffs from (the incredible) Hulk!

I want to bark some good news! I have a new SISTER! Her name is GERTIE, and she is an AMERICAN BULLDOG. She is a rescue, so nobody knows for sure how old she is, but we think she is about nine.

We found her on the old dog haven website,(www.olddoghaven.org) but she actually belonged to another rescue group. We went to meet her and decided that she would fit into our family. After our references were checked, she came to live with us.

I plan to help her and Dad create her DOGSTER page, as soon as we can figure out how to load photos from our camera to our new computer. For some reason we are having trouble figuring it out. Dad and I tried once without success, but plan to try again tomorrow.

Hulk

 

Dog Walk

June 6th 2011 3:56 pm
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Well, I think I should bark to you about the DOGS FOR THE DEAF 2011 ROARING TWENTIES dog walk. DOGS FOR THE DEAF, located in Central Point Oregon, has an annual benefit dog walk; Dad and I have been wanting to participate for years, and this time we got to go! This year was the 20th anniversary of the dog walk, so they gave it a "Roaring Twenties" theme. Everyone was encouraged to come in costume. My "sister" Charlene, Brother-in-law Greg and their fur-baby Phoebe went with Dad and me. Dad and Greg wore zoot-suits; Charlene and Phoebe dressed as flapper girls. Charlene made my costume---it was supposed to be a black zoot-suit, but it looked more like a tuxedo. Never-the-less, it fit the '20s theme. We entered as a group and won the best costume award!

When Dad and I arrived back home, we discovered that we had had an intruder. One sniff and I knew who it was---it was a BEAR! He had torn down part of the fence to gain entry to the yard, opened the garbage cans and strewn garbage all over the yard. We keep our freezer in an outside shed; The bear had drug the freezer out into the yard, upended it and scattered the contents around. He had eaten his fill of the meat and other contents and left the rest, which was thawed and ruined. Then he CRAWLED THROUGH MY DOGGIE-DOOR and tore the house to pieces. He ATE ALL MY TREATS!!! He also ate all of Emma's food and knocked over furniture. What a mess! We were worried that he had also eaten Emma, because she was nowhere to be found, but she finally showed up later that evening.

Ded and I cleaned up the yard and cleaned the mess inside the house, then we repaired the fence and fixed the shed so hopefully the freezer will be safe from further indignities.

 

A New Sister?

May 13th 2011 2:16 pm
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Well, I am really excited! I found a "girl" on the OLD DOG HAVEN website, and when I showed her to Dad, he agreed that it was time to adopt a "sister" for me, and he thinks GERTIE might be the right one. We are planning to go visit her in her foster home in about two weeks. I can hardly wait! She is an AMERICAN BULLDOG. I hope she and I like each other, because it doesn't seem the same around here since we lost Vixen, and a new girl is just what we need.

The snow has finally melted, and the weather has warmed up. Spring was late this year, I think it is because that darn groundhog saw his shadow on February 2nd.

Charlene and Trisha are coming to visit in a week---I will be happy to see them! The bad thing is, though, when they leave, Dad and Trisha are going fishing on a salmon charter boat, and I don't get to go! I have to go to the boarding kennel. I will hate that.

Charlene is having her annual Neighborhood Yard Sale in a month, and I do get to go to that! Dad and I are planning to haul a truck load of our treasures over to try to sell them. I can hardly wait to get there, so I can go on a walk around the neighborhood to check all my pee mail! It has been a whole year, and there will be a lot of news to catch up on.

That's all the news for now
(the incredible) Hulk

 

Dog walk

April 24th 2011 11:33 am
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Barks and slobber from (the incredible) Hulk!

Well, the good news is that we are planning to participate in the annual DOGS FOR THE DEAF benefit dog walk. I have been wanting to do that for a long time. Phoebe will be going with us, along with her people, Charlene and Greg---Dad's daughter and son-in-law. The bad news is that the theme for this year's event is "the roaring 20's", and Dad is going to make me wear a ZOOT SUIT that Charlene is making for me. He and Greg will be wearing zoot suits too, while Charlene and Phoebe will be wearing FLAPPER GIRL costumes. Maybe they will publish our picture in their newsletter. It will be nice to meet new people and dogs, and to make new friends. I hope I can behave like a gentleman.

We are thinking about attending the BARK IN THE PARK festivities in San Jose, California this September. Dad doesn't know if we can go--he said we will have to wait and see. I love to travel. It is fun to bark out the window at people. Dad always yells at me to shut up, but I just can't help myself! I wish he would roll the window down far enough that I could stick my head all the way out.

Spring is almost here, we only have patches of snow here and there, and the days are mostly sunny and warm. Well---warm in comparison to what we were having a few weeks ago.

We are planning our annual family camp-out. Charlene reserved out favorite site in the campground not far from where she lives. I can hardly wait!

Charlene and Greg's Neighborhood yard sale is in the planning stage. I can hardly wait for that, too. I always get to go for nice long walks all over the neighborhood, to check my pee-mail.

Your pal,
Hulk

 
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