January 13th 2010 6:33 am
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I got Miss Dust and me kicked off the bed because Momma was laying on my thigh and some stinky gasses leaked outta my booty on her 8-O
I didn't mean it...it just leaked out. It made a hissing noise and I had to look to see if it was me.
Guilty as Charged!
Ruby wasn't happy with me either because once we got outside to use the bathroom she let me have it. Whoo-Wee!
She went up on her hind legs and gave me a bear paw right to the kisser!
All in the life of a Dukester!
January 13th 2010 8:13 pm
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A Dog's Prayer
When God made the earth and sky,
The flowers and the trees,
He then made all the animals
And all the birds and bees,
And when His work was finished
Not one was quite the same.
He said, "I'll walk this earth of mine
And give each one a name."
And so He traveled land and sea
And everywhere He went
A little creature followed Him
Until its strength was spent.
When all were named upon the earth
And in the sky and sea,
The little creature said," Dear Lord,
There is not one left for me."
The Father smiled and softly said
"I've left you to the end.
I've turned my own name back to front
And call you dog, my friend."
January 17th 2010 5:55 pm
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Boardin’ wasn't as fun as I thought it would be.
I didn't get to play with any dogs or get a tennis ball thrown fer me or nut’in'!
I did get to do some neat things I am not allowed to do at home:
~See dogs Bigger than Me!
There was a Merle Great Dane and an Irish Wolfhound/Golden Retriever mix boarding there.
Whoo-Wee were they ever big!
~Mark inside my Kennel...inside the house!
Momma would never allow it!
I got to do this 3 times! :)
~Take advantage of the Kennel Owners.
They thought I was Sweeter than Sweet Potat’a Pie so I got ‘way with everythin’!
I did cut my nose tryin' to erase the bars...BOL! I like to try squeez'n outta the kennel at home and sometimes I chip my nose. That's why I look like I have a snow nose in some of my pictures. My pigmentation is actually really good.
No luck bustin' out yet but I rubbed my nose so much at the boarding kennel it got Chapped. Momma put this lotion on it but now I smell fruit everywhere I start 'a sniffin'.
I didn't get much sleep either...I was too busy beggin' all the pups to play with me.
One thing that wasn't very nice was the way the Owners of the Boarding Kennel treated Ruby! They made her real scared.
They said she was a boy and called her "Ruger" all weekend! Then they were not happy when she wouldn't come to them when they called so they started chas’n her ‘round and made her bark and growl at them when they got her cornered.
Then when our folks came to pick us up they said she was a follower and had no confidence. They said she was a bad representative of the German Shepherd Breed!
The reason she followed me ‘round is because I was the only one in whom she could talk with that she could understand. They were all messed up - calling her by the wrong name and the wrong Gender!
Would you come a’callin’ if you were a girl and someone hollered, "Come Here, Boy!"
I’m Guessin’ prob’bly not!
When my folks came to pick us up the Kennel Owners were so RUDE!!! They brought out two fine "Representations of the German Shepherd Dog Breed" out to the car to meet my folks and the first words outta their mouth were, "This is what a German Shepherd Should Look Like!"
Maybe Ruby just don’t like rude folk's like you two who can't even pay attention long ‘nough to learn she is a female and her name is Ruby.
Momma and Pops had to correct them Multiple times until they realized they were calling her the wrong name and then the lady said, "I though I saw Testicles!" Pops assured the lady that she did not see Testicles.
What!?! Did they not believe our folks when they said they were bringing in a GIRL and a BOY dog? Surely trained professionals would know better than a dog’s own owner!
They insulted our folk’s ability to socialize us, knowledge of dog training, and made them feel just terrible for leaving us there!
I didn't know all this until I heard it on the ride home...I would have lifted a leg fer them fer sure and showed them what it's really like to have "testicles!"
January 24th 2010 4:39 pm
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I need all my fellow Trouble Makers to join me at Trouble Maker's Annonymous!
It is a group on Dogster and me and my family have been actively posting on it for sometime now.
It's hard to get the support you need from a group when you are the only one showing up. I am now an Administrator there and I vow to change all that!
Let's get some of our fellow trouble makers back in the habbit of stopping by and let's get some new members to help us with the monumental task of bringing this group back from the dead.
It is very lonely to be the only family on dogster posting in TMA especially when More Than 1000 members claim openly to be Trouble Makers.
Please join me in the mischief.
I know I can't be the only one still causing trouble on a daily basis.
January 24th 2010 5:58 pm
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I just broke 2000 views...2010 to be exact!
How exciting is that!
I have even more Pups looking at my page than Ruby's. Nener-nener-nener!
January 31st 2010 3:46 pm
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We are very sad today because I just found out that our Cousin Bandit passed away. He was almost 13 yrs old. I know that is old to you and me but for a cat that is pretty young -I guess mid old. Some cats are lucky enough to make it into their twenties.
This is very sad news. Momma's Mom didn't even tell her it happened she had to find out today from her grandmother. That is so sad.
We all miss him terribly!
-Dew and family
February 9th 2010 8:50 am
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"A rolled up newspaper can be an effective training tool when used properly. For instance, use the rolled-up newspaper if your dog chews something or has a housebreaking accident. Use the newspaper only if you were not able to interfere at the right time because you did not pay attention. Take the rolled-up newspaper and hit yourself over the head as you repeat the phrase: "I FORGOT TO WATCH MY DOG, I FORGOT TO WATCH MY DOG." Use this technique over and over again. After several corrections you will be conditioned enough to keep an eye on your dog. Do not use the rolled-up newspaper for any other purpose. If your dog laughs at you when you do this, praise him."
John Ross & Barbara McKinney
February 11th 2010 4:50 pm
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Dukester here! We got 'bout 8 inches of snow here 'n Chicagoland! So we really haven't been on Dogster -we've been havin' a blast!
We are havin' so much fun. Pops took us Snow Boardjoring...yeah you heard right it was Pops idea.
First we went to the park, then we got lotsa snow and got ta run down the street and then the plows came and took away our fun so we waited a couple hours and then the snow rained down another 3 inches and we did it all over again.
We also went along the sidewalks. Ruby and I were really gettin' the Hang of it. Fun Fun FUN!
February 22nd 2010 7:07 am
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I've been diggin' ... diggin' the main part of the backyard again. I know my folks don't mind me diggin' in the back part where I'm s'posed to do my business but I sometimes get the urge to dig other areas...mostly when I smell a critter under the snow and dirt. I never do find the scoundrel. Momma couldn't yell at me either because she didn't catch me in the act. All she could do was sulk and give me a bath, BOL!
March 7th 2010 9:02 pm
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We have had no time for Dogster the last week or longer. So much has been happening...plus the busy season is coming up at Momma's work so who knows how much time she will have to jot down our antics come spring. So Sad!
Here is a summary of what's been goin' on 'round 'ere:
Momma found me a kitty while at work. I wish she would've found me a chunkier one...maybe she thought I was gonna eat 'im so she found the skinniest one possible so it wouldn't be tempting...Gosh, Momma, don't ya trust yer Dukester at all. I told ya once I told ya a thousand times...I DON'T EAT CATS. But this here kitty is good with dogs. He don't tempt us none. He don't run from us or anythin' that may be temptin'. Today we made 'im a page although we're not sure if he's gonna stay with us forever. His name is Sugar Lynx.
Momma and Pops bought Ruby and me a new-ish SUV. It'sa big and roomy Ford 'Splorer. It's big enough for 3 full rows of seats but it only has two and the 2nd row's always down for us to ride in full comfort. Ruby and I don't hafta cram like we do in the Focus or Escort.
Yesterday was Sunny and almost 60 degrees so all the snow melted and I was doin' my part to keep the house really muddy and I did it in record time. The folks couldn't keep up with the moppin'. We were all set to go to Starved Rock State Park to go boating but Pop's boat motor wouldn't turn over. It was a wiring issue. So we stayed home.
...But Pop's is dilegent and spent all day a-fixin' that boat Saturday so today we got to go to Starved Rock!
Today is was muggy and raining and about 40 degrees but we still went to Starved Rock State Park and got to go on Pop's new boat for the first time. That was fun. I got to smell all kinds of things and listen to all the birds on shore. I was hopin' an animal would scurry on shore so I could jump in and test my life jacket.
After we got the boat outta the water the DNR Conservation Officer stopped us and asked our folks about the fishing and about the boat. We were in the SUV but the back window was open and Momma told us we had to stay. Ruby barked at the Conservation Officer but not a rapid bark just a slow repetitive bark to let 'im know we were watchin' him. We had to stay put but we kept testin' the limits by putting our paws on the large open back Ford 'Splorer window. Then Momma told us forget treats because she was tired of us testin' her and she closed the back window.
The Boating was lotsa fun and we went fast! Momma was takin' lotsa pictures.
The trip was fun and mentally exhausting. Ruby and I slept the whole hour and a half ride home.
As you can see we have been busy! Whoo-we!