Wednesday, January 27, 2010

not exactly wordless wednesday

hello peoples and dogs,

tomorrow i am off on a road trip to go racing in jacksonville. i won't be posting to my blog for a few days. but i promise when i get back there will be photos and stories and stuff.

Monday, January 25, 2010

I think...

we might be going racing again real soon. I saw Mom packing the racing bag and I think I heard her say Jax on the phone to someone. I sure hope we are. I am ready to rock the track. Lets get to it.

Jax - HERE WE COME!!!!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

So There

I don't feel like writing anything today. I am getting back into the cave bed.

So there!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Crazy Human Stuff

Today I went to tricks class or treats class as I like to call it. It was warm and sunny so we had class outside on a gravel driveway. Here are some reasons why humans (read as my Mom) are crazy:

1. She actually expected me to lay down on gravel
2. She thought I should look at her instead of at the geese flying over by the pond
3. She wanted me to stick my nose in an empty cardboard box -- CRAZEEEE
4. For some reason just sitting is not good enough to get a treat, now I have to do all this other crazy crap
5. She tried to touch my feet - oh no, do not touch my feet bee-yatch
6. She expected me to be happy when the instructor took my leash to demonstrate something - what? Who is this crazy lady? Don't let her take my leash!! I thought you had my back, sigh.
7. She left Pixie at home. I think Pixie would have had a lot of fun in class today.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Its Friday Night

Wahoo - TGIF - its the weekend peoples. I mean every day is the weekend for me. In fact, I have no clue what a weekend even is. I hear that humans like to sleep late on this weekend thingy but that is a bunch of hooey. So I make sure to wake Mom up at the same time as usual. Up and at em - time to face the day. Or at least time to feed Pixie and me and then get back in bed to sleep some more. Yay for weekends - sleeping, playing, eating - yup, sounds good.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday Top 5 - Places to Sleep

Today I am starting a new tradition for Thursdays. Every Thursday I will post a top 5 list. So here we go:

Top 5 Places to Sleep

1. inside the cozy cave bed
2. on top of Pixie wherever she is sleeping
3. under the covers of Mom's bed right by her feet
4. my crate
5. the dog bed by the fireplace

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday is cave bed photo day

Pixie hasn't quite got the hang of the cave bed yet, but she is learning.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


red dog runs
where are you bunny?
over here?

ears stand up
rub top of cave bed
out i go

i am spent
turn in fast circles
find right spot

chicken necks
crunch through bone i will
mmm mmm good

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Right now...

in my house, there are 40 pounds of chicken necks thawing in the bathtub. Mmmmmm chicken necks. I saw my Mom put them in there and I cannot stop thinking about them. I want them now. I don't care if they are frozen. In fact, I don't even know what frozen means. Maybe they are better frozen and Mom is just withholding them from us for some unknown reason. Hmm, I must ask Pixie if she did something bad that would make Mom put 40 pounds of delicious chicken necks in the bathtub (let us watch her do it) and then put a giant gate up so we couldn't get them. In fact, I am sure it must have been something Pixie did because I am an angel. Dammit Pixie - what the heck did you do? Mmmmm chicken necks. Must get chicken necks. OK, I need a plan. Yes, a plan. Chicken necks. Frozen. Gate. Bad Pixie. Mmmmm chicken necks. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. What? What happened? Oh, I must have dozed off, now what was I saying?

Friday, January 15, 2010


It was so warm and nice outside today. Pixie and I really hope this warmer weather lasts a little longer. One of the great things about this warmer weather is the mud. Yep - our yard is turning into mud and we love it. Yay mud!!!!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

How does this make any sense?

Humans can be so damn confusing. My Mom has this new guy she is dating. But somehow it is Pixie and I that had to go to the groomers today and get all prettied up. What the heck is that about? We looked fine as we were.

We clean each other's ears all the time -- they were not dirty. And even if they were dirty, that is how we wanted them. Then we can pretend we do not hear the human. What? What did you say? Sorry couldn't hear you through my dirty ears.

We like our nails long. Long nails make a lovely tap tap tappity noise on the kitchen floor. It reminds us we are alive and we are in the kitchen and there are treats to be had. We love that tap tap tappity noise. Now our nails don't touch the floor. It sucks.

Grumble grumble - damn humans.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Top 10 Things About Sleeping with Humans

Tuesday is supposed to be cave bed photo day but today I am reposting something I posted over on Whippet World. This was in response to a human whippet mom who posted the top 10 things humans should know about sleeping with whippets. So here they are my top 10 things a whippet should know about sleeping with humans.

1. humans may look bigger than whippets but really they only need a tiny amount of space in the bed, thus forcing us to pile over near them so we can all stay warm together

2. humans can shrink themselves to fit in all the oddly shaped spaces between whippets and often will stick their foot in your face

3. humans bred whippets to be foot warmers and enjoy having their toes licked while they sleep. don't believe them if they try to tell you otherwise

4. if for some reason you need to wake your human up - you must come out from under the covers and shake your body around violently so that your ears flap loudly. Most important reasons to wake your human up are hunger and the need for love.

5. humans often hog all the covers and whippets need to take matters into their own paws

6. humans are gassy and often force undercover whippets to come out for air

7. humans like for whippets to sleep on top of them, it makes them feel more secure

8. if your human gets up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, you must follow them or they might escape thru the secret bathroom escape hatch

9. humans sometimes feel the need to wrap their arms around you while they sleep - this can be annoying and might force you to move further under the covers

10. try to avoid sticking your cold nose into their private spots, humans don't like this

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Blast from the Past

Halloween 2007 - my first Halloween. Can you see why I HATE HALLOWEEN???????

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pre-pre-rinse cycle

oops, Mom caught me as I was about to check out if there were any little tidbits that might be left on these dishes before they go in for their wash.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Circus Bug

Today was the first class of my 6-week tricks training. The training center was pretty nice - lots of grassy areas for me to pee on. They also have an indoor pool - some crazyass golden retriever was actually swimming in it today - it is a bit too cold for me to think about swimming. But I do like to swim (more than Pixie does) so maybe in the summer we will go for a swim.

The class was in a big room in the main house. They had several chairs but in the corner there was actually a small bed - well you guessed it, I hightailed it over to the bed and jumped on up and waited for class to start.

In came the other participants - a big fat rottweiler, a barky little terrier thing, 2 mixed breeds tending toward the shepard look, and a giant german shepard. The german shepard had to go to the other side of the room because its Mom said it didn't like little brown dogs. I tried to explain that I am very nice and also I am red not brown, but whatever.

And then let me tell you the fun began. Out came that clicker thing and the treats were coming faster than I could think. Today's most excellent treat was chicken lunchmeat. It has been a while since I saw or heard that clicker thingy so at first I really had no idea what was expected of me but I kept staring at Mom figuring somehow she would tell me. So I stared right at her and you know what? Every time I stared at her I got a click and a treat. Yay me, I obviously figured that one out.

Then Mom started sticking her hand in front of my face. Hmm, what the heck does that mean? Her hand smelled like chicken so I stuck my nose on it and BAM - click treat babeeee!! Am I a genius or what? Look out circus poodles - Bug is comin' atcha.

I was so chickened up at this point, I got a little sleepy. I was about to jump back up on the bed when from the other side of the room I heard a woman saying - "BUNNY". What? Did I hear her right? Did she just say "BUNNY"? And then she said it again "BUNNY" - awww, shit game on. I tried to take off to go find the bunny but that damn fabric thing around my neck attached to the long ropey thing kept me from getting anywhere. So I looked right into Mom's eyes and there you go - click/treat.

So that is my story. I think I have homework to do this week which means I will be getting lots of treats which is cool. Also, I think Pixie gets to learn the tricks too and I am SURE she will be into getting treats, so it should be a fun week for us.

Don't forget to look for me in the circus real soon. I will be the one doing tricks and eating horseshit.

Friday, January 8, 2010

My top 5 favorite people foods

Tonight I have decided to share my top 5 favorite people foods. If you meet me one day and you want to become my friend, it can happen much quicker if you give me some of these foods, preferably all 5.

OK, here we go:

1. Almonds - roasted or raw, I am not picky
2. Potato chips - crunch crunch crunch
3. Reeses pieces - it may take me a while to eat one but that doesn't mean you shouldn't give me a lot of them
4. Pizza - no green peppers please, they give me gas
5. Bacon - mmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm good

Thank you and good night.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

my Mom is a wimp

she has been complaining about how cold it is outside. oh whatever, let me go outside. i like it. i can mess around out there without being bothered. there are frozen sticks to eat and other frozen delights. we whippets are a hardy breed. look at this video - that is my brother in the back on the right and my cousin in front. they know what cold is and they like it.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

weather update

today it was cold again - that is pretty much all I have to say.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Red-bellied woodpecker - yummy!!

This fine meal was at our bird feeder this morning. Pixie and I love the fact that our Mom has hung this bird feeder on the deck to attract meals for us. Most times the birds get away - those darn wings and all. But one time, Pixie got a bird that was on the ground. I tried to get a piece of it for myself but Pixie just crunched it right up - she can be so selfish.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Just chillin'

This is how Pixie and I spent most of the day today while Mom worked on her dissertation thingy.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

By Golly...

I said I was going to try and post every day and I am doing it. Hooray for me. I am a determined little Bug and when I put my mind to something I get it done. Just because I sleep for 20 hours a day doesn't mean I am lazy. It means that those 4 hours I am awake need to really count. I have many things to accomplish. Today's great accomplishment was the destruction of a giant stick in the yard. That stick is a goner.

Friday, January 1, 2010

starting the year off with a ZOOM

Pixie and I had a super good run in the yard today. There is still snow but the ground is not frozen anymore. I like the red mud but my Mom is not so fond of it.