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Whads be da- hecks, Aren't we- there yet?
Barked: Wed Mar 17, '10 9:20am PST 
Thought for the day~

Handle every stressful situation like a dog.

If you can't eat it or play with it,

Just pee on it and walk away.

Happy St. Patty's Day
☼Annie- ☼

Tricks bring me,- Mama, and all- else joy!
Barked: Thu Mar 18, '10 6:31am PST 

Mama and I posted a diary entry once about the dog compared to the average baby/teenager. We'll copy and paste it to here!

So, you having problems with puppy training? Is it taking too long? Well, why are you complaining that your puppie's THAT old and not house-trained! Does your toddler understand that it needs to go to the bathroom outside or in the toilet at 3 or 4 months old?!

How many times do you have to tell a teenager to get up and get ready fur school, work, or something else? How many times do you need to tell your dog? Do you even need to tell your dog?

Are you complaining that your dog runs away when it's let off the leash? Well, how many times have you had to chase that toddler around the playground?

How many times does your teenager yell back at you if something doesn't go his/her way? Your dog doesn't talk back or complain...

You're getting frusterated because your dog will run and chase the closest squirrel around and doesn't listen to you? Well, those are instincts. How many times do you tell the little toddler over there that they can't eat the stuff they find off the ground. Do they listen?

The average teenager will spend more time with expensive electronics such as iPods, TV's, laptops and computers, and cell phones. Just give your dog that squeaky toy or tennis ball and they'll be busy fur hours.

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With that said, are you still going to complain about how BAD your dog is?

Take it from a professional dog trainer... compared to the average toddler or the average teenager, dogs shouldn't even be a challenge.

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Did you like that? Mama made it. Feel free to copy and paste it into your diary if you'd like.

Puggle loves!
Annie and Professional trainer Mama.


Whads be da- hecks, Aren't we- there yet?
Barked: Sat May 1, '10 6:56am PST 
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Whads be da- hecks, Aren't we- there yet?
Barked: Sat May 1, '10 6:57am PST 
It is a fact that May Day, , is not an overly prominent holiday in America. Yet, it does have a long and notable history as one of the world's principal festivals. The origin of the May Day as a day for celebration dates back to the days, even before the birth of Christ. And like many ancient festivals it has a Pagan connection.

For the Druids , May 1 was the second most important holiday of the year. Because, it was when the festival of Beltane held. It was thought that the day divides the year into half. The other half was to be ended with the Samhain on November 1. Those days the May Day custom was the setting of new fire. It was one of those ancient New Year rites performed throughout the world. And the fire itself was thought to lend life to the springtime sun. Men, with their sweethearts, passed through the smoke for seeing good luck.

Then the Romans came to occupy the British Isles. The beginning of May was a very popular feast time for the Romans. It was devoted primarily to the worship of Flora, the goddess of flowers. It was in her honor a five day celebration, called the Floralia, was held. The five day festival would start from April 28 and end on May 2. The Romans brought in the rituals of the Floralia festival in the British Isles. And gradually the rituals of the Floralia were added to those of the Beltane. And many of today's customs on the May Day bear a stark similarity with those combined traditions.

May day observance was discouraged during the Puritans. Though, it was relived when the Puritans lost power in England, it didn't have the same robust force. Gradually, it came to be regarded more as a day of joy and merriment for the kids, rather than a day of observing the ancient fertility rights.

The tradition of Maypole and greeneries:
By the Middle Ages every English village had its Maypole. The bringing in of the Maypole from the woods was a great occasion and was accompanied by much rejoicing and merrymaking. The Maypoles were of all sizes. And one village would vie with another to show who could produce the tallest Maypole. Maypoles were usually set up for the day in small towns, but in London and the larger towns they were erected permanently.

Maypoles and trees:
Trees have been linked to a part of celebration, perhaps, to the days ancient New Year rites. The association of trees to this celebration has come riding on the back of the spring festival in ancient Europe. Trees have always been the symbol of the great vitality and fertility of nature and were often used at the spring festivals of antiquity.

Roots of May Day celebration in America:
The Puritans frowned on May Day, so the day has never been celebrated with as much enthusiasm in the United States as in Great Britain. But the tradition of celebrating May Day by dancing and singing around a maypole, tied with colorful streamers or ribbons, survived as a part of the English tradition. The kids celebrating the day by moving back and forth around the pole with the the streamers, choosing of May queen, and hanging of May baskets on the doorknobs of folks -- are all the leftovers of the old European traditions.

slightly edited for length

Well it May not be a Maypole but it will do

Hope you all have a great May Day

Whads be da- hecks, Aren't we- there yet?
Barked: Tue Jan 21, '14 3:30am PST 
One last visit to say goodbye... Hoping all my friends have long happy lives

Whads be da- hecks, Aren't we- there yet?
Barked: Fri Feb 21, '14 3:11pm PST 
Gonna post here a little in case we don't lose our groups after the big changeover... keeping paws crossed that it will be better then ever
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