Monthly Archives: December 2007

from cici and me… Happy New Year !!!

Am reading Marley and Me… some of it is really funny, other parts are touching, then appalling, choke collars and kicking the dog to stop it from jumping up, barbaric, and I can also relate to some of it, having a wild and sometimes crazy girl dog…  the author and his wife were on Dog Whisperer the other night with another dog named Gracie who was eating their chickens, yuck, and Cesar Milan helped them with that problem and others…

http://www.marleyandme.com/

she has been giving people attitude for having the audacity to eat and not feed her their food… as well as stalking people, she will get down on all four paws, tail wagging and just wait for the person she wants to meet to come and then when they get near, she will lick their feet and say hello … quite funny… people are usually amused… some ignore her, how dare they… 

she is having a lot of fun at the beach, and we found a fenced area where she can also run off leash nearby, within 3 minutes from where we are staying… yesterday, she met a couple of dogs to run and play with and it was really great… she hasn’t run like that in months. this male dog was outside the fence and she was inside and they just ran and ran back and forth and the other dog barked at her… when he came inside, it wasn’t that great, he was being a male dog, and she was pushing him away, so it was better when he was on the other side of the fence….  we will go back there today and every day while we are here… the owner told me about a place in Carmel that sells raw dog food, raw lamb, raw beef, raw bones, etc. affordable he said, will check it out on Monday… it’s called the Raw Connection in Carmel.

this neighborhood has a lot of cats, dogs and rabbits, runaway bunnies, so every time she goes out, she is on the lookout for cats and bunnies to chase… and other dogs to play with… there was another little tiny white dog who just wanted to play with her, they sniffed one another a few times yesterday and the dog escaped her owner and came running over to play twice… really cute dog … there are also supposed to be skunks here but have not seen any and hope we don’t…

it’s almost 2008, whooosh, where has the time flown?  this has been a very interesting year…  lots of good things… went to Maui for a press trip right before Valentine’s Day, became a dog mom to the sweetest girl dog in the world, hah, traveled a lot, went to Oregon, finally, to Monterey 3-4 times, and spent time in the Sequoia National Forest/Kings Canyon, had a job there… what a long strange trip it has been… 

a Dog’s New Years Resolutions…

http://www.corsinet.com/braincandy/hdogcat7.html

watched Beaches last night with Bette Midler, her name in the movie was CeCe Bloom… hah… 

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holiday time at the beach…

can someone explain how come my dog barks and growls at her reflection in doors but not at the sight of herself in a mirror?  where we are staying now, there is a regular mirror in the room and she has not had any problem with seeing herself… yet at home, she barks and growls at the doggie in the reflection of the door… 

she LOVES the beach, and being Mrs. Social Butterfly… wagging her tail, sniffing doggies, we went to Carmel on Xmas to the Cypress Inn, lots of dogs and their owners walking around and my dog was in doggie heaven… people and dogs and treats, what more could she ask for….now we shall walk on the beach/dunes… it’s 50+ degrees … unlike the 20 degrees we left…

we did drive for about two hours in the snow to get here… and then it was easy sailing, except for getting lost and not finding the directions and info I had written down… 

http://www.singingsantaclaus.com/photoalbum.html


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K9 techie gadgets… gone to the dawgs…

ok, now I’ve seen everything, doggie tech…  dog takes photo? doggie cell phones… doggie webcams… Can you hear me now?

 ruff, ruff. Good girl… the latest in poochie petknowledgy…

http://www.engadget.com/2004/09/28/how-to-upgrade-your-organic-dog/ 

http://www.wired.com/gadgets/miscellaneous/multimedia/2007/05/gallery_

doggietech been to the desert with a dog with no name?   welcome to this twilight zone reality… 

 

 

taking your dog to the spa at home…

 

http://www.bornrich.org/entry/luxury-jet-spa-for-your-fido/

 

don’t know what your dog is saying?  have no fear, we have a translator in the house… or car… or wherever…

 

http://www.bookofjoe.com/2006/11/bowlingual_dog_.html

 

 

http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2007/09/05/doggie-dooley-turns.html

 

at least this one is useful, turning poop into lawn food…

 

 

keeping your dog dry in the rain???   give me a break…

 

http://gadgets.in/content/view/81/58/

 

doggie sun glasses????  doggles???

 

http://www.tokyomango.com/tokyo_mango/2007/05/doggie_tech_gal.html

 

http://gadgets.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=92&Itemid=58&show=1#comments

 

 

chilling your dog’s water bowl???  a bowl that talks to your dog???? woof woof, here fido eat your veggies… good girl…

 

who buys this stuff???

 

http://www.gadgetmadness.com/archives/20050721-chillabowl_refreezable_doggie_water_bowl.php

 

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/talking-dog-bowl-mindfraks-your-pets-221934.php

 

 

tired of throwing a ball to your pooch?  how lazy can one get, this device will pitch tennis balls for you…

 

http://www.petgadgets.com/product_details.cfm?product_id=270&content_id=35

 

now if you’re dog can’t stand by the door or bark, here’s a doggie doorbell for the K9 who has everything to ring your chimes…

 

http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2004/12/doggie_doorbell.html

 

I was thinking about getting cici a skateboard… she goes nuts when she sees kids on skateboards, bikes, motorcycles …  but this is nuts… dog power?  power to the dogs? 

 

http://www.realtechnews.com/posts/1318

 

but now we have the piece de resistance, gives new meaning to the term doggie bag…

 

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2006/05/doggie_bag.html

 

and if you cannot be bothered with having a real K9 companion, you can always get a Nintendodog….

 

http://www.aarp.org/learntech/computers/gadgets/nintendogs.html

 

 

 

 

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spoiling your dog rotten… she’s such a silly brat…

 

 

my dog is a spoiled brat and proud of it… she was growling at me last night because I had the audacity to feed myself and not give her any scraps… she had food in her bowl waiting for her to chow down but she had to see what I had first before she would touch it… yes, I have on occasion been known to share my food with her… and now she expects people food as part of her diet…  a little bit of turkey, chicken, scrambled eggs with turkey ham, hot dogs, cheese and such… I was hungry last night and did not give her anything… tsk tsk tsk… 

 

we got the carpet cleaned yesterday and I took her with me, it was cold outside but she was better behaved in the car than she would have  been at home, I gave her a nice big juicy new bone to chew and she gnawed away… I checked in on her often and took her for a walk or three… 

 

 

So now I have a dream/vision… and a dog who seriously needs her nails clipped… she does not like to bathe, although she likes to be in the bathroom while I take a shower, go figure… nor will she let me near her paws…. I cut her nails twice, one nail at a time, and cut the quick the first time out, so she’s a bit leery… understandably… 

 

anyway, back to my dream… a doggie healing center, complete with a holistic vet, animal communicator, doggie day camp/ranch, K9 spa, massage, groomer, swim pool/aqua paws, dog cuisine/chef, canine reflexology, barkery, a one stop shop for your pooch… 

 

anyone game?  let’s talk…

 

now here’s some sites that offer pedicures for your pooch, a ridiculously expensive spa for dogs in NYC, talk about spoiled pooches and cool doggie day care/ranches… 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.bestfriendspetcare.com/PoochPedicure.cfm

 

http://www.pamperedpuppy.com/features/200601_nycspas.php

 

http://dogs.friendlypetonline.com/Spoilarticle.html

 

http://www.dogdayafternoon-online.com/service.htm

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tis the season to be Santa… ho ho ho…

Read an article about this Secret Santa and it moved me so I thought I would share it with you…. 

http://www.secretsantaworld.net 

tis also the season to be silly….

http://www.k9gifts.com/christmas-dogs/dalmatian.html

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growling at my reflection…

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she found another reflection, the glass door to the yard, and she was growling and barking so I let her outside to get that dog, and she went outside and looked around puzzled, what happened to the dog??? so funny… I wish I could have videotaped that… then she was growling at the reflection and put her paws up to the glass, but as i tried to take that photo, she looked down and put her paws down… I got this one when she was not really into it anymore… she is confused, what happened to the doggie in the window??? 

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why dogs bury bones…

my dog had an extra juicy new raw bone and I guess it was more valuable than the other ones because this one she buried underneath her blanket, to make sure that no one else found it. Except that I was watching her at the time… and she figured she’d throw in one of the other bones, too, what the heck. She spent about four hours chewing that bone and a few minutes burying it. And a half hour running around like crazy outside. There was a towel out there that froze in the snow, now the snow is almost all melted but she liked tossing that dirty old towel around and chewing on it, too. She likes a real challenge. Don’t know why she didn’t bury the bones outside. Maybe she thought it would be more convenient to have the bones inside. Just in case it snows outside… 

The forecast keeps saying that it is going to snow but so far it hasn’t. Can’t wait to get to the beach, this time next week, we will be there… Here is why dogs bury bones… from several perspectives…

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=0&cat=1499&articleid=1122

 http://dogs.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Why_Do_Dogs_Bury_Bones 

http://www.pawspot.com/info/page/pawsitivelynews?entry=why_do_dogs_bury_bones

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holiday gifts for your dog… some of the silliest, ecofriendliest and absurd…

 Some of the most absurd, eco friendly, organic and cute..

 

 

http://www.shop.com/Lavender_Dog_Spa_Bone_Shaped_Gift_Basket-38860861-p!.shtml?trk=1

 

ok, why does a dog need a spa for $40, can they not make do with a nice bath?  buy some good lavendar shampoo from the health food store for $5-6 and suds away…

 

http://www.lespoochs.com/fragranceXmas.asp

 

luxury poochie perfume for $250-500… for two to four ounces…yeah sure right, if you buy this, I’ve got a bridge to sell ya… harvested exclusively in Switzerland… 

 

just so you know that i am not a total grinch… how about some all natural fragrances for your mutt for $12.99 and up…

 

http://www.just4pooches.com/html/shopping/brand/happytails.shtml

 

or some all natural doggie treats like Paul Newman’s or Sister Joan’s Liver Nutri-Bits Boot for $4.95… and they support a good cause, I think…

 

http://www.stpatricksguild.com/browse.cfm/4,49635.htm

 

or you can purchase all natural organic treats from australia

 

http://www.puppypatisserie.com/

 

or from 

 

http://www.mybestfriendpettreats.com

 

HAND-PAINTED BREED PICTURE ‘PAW’TY CAKES FOR YOUR DOG! These are NOT computer-printed images on icing paper sheets!!! We hand-paint your dog’s picture directly onto the cake!!

(Kitty cakes too!) 

 

* Just $5-$10 to paint your dog or cat’s picture on his or her birthday cake!

 

 

you can always dress your dog up in a dumb outfit….

 

Deluxe Dog Santa Claus Suit 

 

Dress your dog up this christmas with the Kyjen Deluxe Dog Santa Claus Suit! This christmas dog costume is top quality and easy to put on and take off. This holiday dog costume comes with Santa hay, beard, a plush body suit and boots. Dress your dog up this Xmas! 

 

Prices Starting At: $9.99

 

 

now this is what every canine needs… dog greeting cards made from rawhide, edible cards… cute idea actually… you just have to get the from England…

 

http://www.dogtopia.co.uk/dog_card_chew_rawhide/dog_rawhide_chew_greeting_cards.htm

 

 

chow now brown bow wow… how about a raw bone for $1.50 from the grocery store or

 

some all natural organic dog food for $90… puhulease…  they do have some other reasonable products here though… 

 

http://www.naturalpetstore.com.au/products.php

 

you can also get all natural organic dog food for $30  (go to your local whole foods or wild oats health food store)…. different brands, I like Paul Newman’s and so does Cici, she’s got taste..

 

how about a loofah dog, this is cute… for $5

 

http://www.muttropolis.com/products2.cfm/ID/4346/name/Loofa-Dog-in-Santa-Suit

 

and then we have doggie sweaters… for the really pampered puppies…

 

http://www.justdogclothes.com/pp/?D=A

 

and you can also give your dog a playmate from a rescue shelter or their own personal trainer or canine rehab from an aqua paws type place with a pool and caring staff or you can take your dog with you wherever you are traveling, yes, we are going to the beach, Monterey and Marina and Pacific Grove and Carmel, we shall visit for three weeks, and enjoy the beach, chase the birds, and have fun in the sun, well, it’s been pretty cold here, so the beach will be a nice change of pace and play…

 

 

 

oh by the way, none of these companies are paying me to promote them, so tell them if you buy that I sent you so that they can send me a nice thank you gift for Cici…

 

bow wow for now… 

 

 

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when she was silly…

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being silly after all these years, she still loves to lie on her back and get belly rubs… she’s just got longer legs now, and scars from her three surgeries, and that doesn’t stop her from running, jumping and playing…  she’s my puppy and she’s so silly …  

do you have pet names for your dog?  Some of Cici’s pet names are Nutty McNutto, crazy girl, sillyhead, sweetie pie, Cici bug, bugalicious, oshmo the torch carrier (my dad used to say this), brat girl, silly nutty and delicious, pain in my pituitary, and so on… 

in one day, she ate my glove, ran upstairs (where she is not supposed to go), ate icicles (snow is melting and then overnight it freezes), chased birds on our walk, and ate up her new bone, almost, I took it away for another day.

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a daily dose of dog…

http://dailypuppy.com 

This  website has the cutest photos of puppies… awwwwww….and this video is adorable… your daily fix of cuteness… 

I was also just listening to a video about how a woman at a Starbucks paid for the person behind her which started a chain reaction of people for over two hours paying it forward to the person behind them… nice holiday spirit… do something nice for someone today, make them laugh, make them smile, buy them a cuppa, give a gift today… random acts of kindness…

 

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