Sunday, July 27, 2008

Toby our Visitor

Hey all --

I finally got Mom to quit being so lazy and update my blog! She says she's so busy and tired, can't find the time to blog. A likely story...

Anyway, we had another doggy visitor here a couple of weeks ago, his name was Toby and he was another 9-month-old Bedlington pup who just happened to be my nephew!!!
He sure didn't act like he was related to me. I'm a rough-and-tumble kind of guy, even at his age, and he's shy and gentle, not like his ol' Uncle Rudy. Wonder who he takes after? Not me or his mom, my older sister Amber!



Toby was pretty withdrawn and nervous at first, but after 2 days he was making himself right at home with all of us. Here he is having walked over our napping selves to get to our stash of dog toys in the corner...



Chewing on dog treats ---



He had the total nerve to commandeer one of our beds to lay there and chew on one of 'my' tug toys Mom got me... sheesh!

Maybe he's more like me than I thought.



He annoyed his grandma Clancy by barking at her while she was trying to sleep. Mom thinks maybe he wanted whatever toy she might've been laying on. Anyway, she was showing Toby her dental work so Mom snapped this pic!



He finally got the message so he stopped barking. "Who else can I annoy?"



Ohhh no, kid, don't look at me I don't want you to bug me either!



Besides being really shy at first he was basically a good boy. His owner wanted Mom to take him for a while to see if he was having problems and Mom really couldn't find anything... so she worked on getting him happy and ways his owner could prevent him from chewing on things he shouldn't. He had a lot of fun for the week he was here! He LOVED Josie and followed her everywhere when he wasn't following Mom (he's 'clipped' so he's not a problem for Josie). I was a bit jealous when I saw he was playing with 'my' woman but Mom said it wasn't anything serious, Josie still loves me first!

One night we went out on the deck and Mom used the flash. Toby's here in a rare moment of sitting still... before dashing off to find new things!



Whatever he found in this picture must have been pretty exciting.
Look at that ear fly!



I was on the deck just laying down and kept watching that boy -- I couldn't figure out what he was doing either... Emmy was with me and said she really didn't much care.



Oh dog what is that boy doing now????



He finally did go home on a Friday morning. His Mom was happy he seemed so much calmer and less nervous. I hope he's found some new confidence, learning to play with all of us (four of us including him ran around the yard like maniacs!) and seeing that he's just one of the pack like us all and Mom liked him too. He's so young, he's got a lot to learn.

And I'll admit it, he was cute too! Chip off the old block, eh?



Love,
Rudy

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My Cold Box

Hi all!

Mom finally helped me check my bloggie again and we were tagged by Maggie and Mitch to tell everyone about our own cold box! We have two but I'll show you the big one in the kitchen. The little one is only for the humans' water bottles. They have so many bottles in there...

This is the outside of the big one. You can see lots of junk on the front -- some Bedlington magnet thingies, a ribbon magnet, and those circles are hiding a pack of heartworm tablets (yummy) we get once a month. The kitchen is still a mess 'cause Uncle Dennis has been really s-l-o-w about finishing it up! (long story)




This white bottle on the left is what Mom gives us to keep us strong and able to do all the things she wants us to! Especially me, I'm her 'star' agility dog. Now I don't know what the green bottle is, but Mom won't give us that at all. Maybe she should move it in case she forgets and gives us that...

She says we poop enough in the yard, we don't need any more help out of that green bottle!



Now look if you dare! It's the inside of the Cold Box, and it's full of stuff. At the bottom we have some watermelon Mom had but didn't finish. As you can see we have no need of any more squash on that upper shelf, Mom's got a ton of yellow squash plants that volunteered this spring and are popping out little yellow guys right and left. It's a regular squash farm on that one side of the veggie garden!



Oh yes, we have squash....

On the stove --


On the countertop along with a zucchini --


And we even have a Siamese squash for the freakishly inclined. Yup, it's joined at the hip, if you can find 'em on a squash! One plant kept producing weird joined squashies. It didn't last long, it probably died of shock!


I've had a piece of squashie, it was cooked in butter with tomato, zucchini, a little onion, and bacon bits! It was that last ingredient that made it great. Yum!

Mom's going to take more squash to work and give it away. She did that last week and most of it was taken. She picked even more tonight. She's got so many plants out there, she hasn't even counted.
Just wait you guys, she's got 14 tomato plants out there, too... and a corn patch!

So show us your Kenmores! (or GE's or whatever) Mom is a blogging idiot so she hasn't been able to patch in a link to Maggie's blog but that's who tagged us. That was fun!

I was also awarded this cool new blog award by Maggie you see at the top on the left. Mom being slow can't do links to anyone yet (help!) but she said to tag Arabella's Non Blog, MaryO's Musings (my GrandMom!), Patience-Please, Asta's Place, Dewey Dewster my Earthdog pal in PA, Amber-Mae, and Mack!

The rules for accepting the award are as follows:

1. Add the logo of the award to our blog

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs

4. Add links to those blogs on your blog

5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!


I have more news later. This week we've been hosting another young Bedlington with puppy issues. He's been shy at first but now he's running and playing with us like he lives here. Mom promised me he's going home Friday morning. I'm counting on you Mom!!! She took pics so you can meet him later.

Love,
Rudy

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

See Rudy Run

Hi!

Mom took me and Emmy to a trials last weekend about an hour away, and I sure had a lot of fun! Mom didn't always get what she wanted, sometimes I took the long way around things, took extra-credit jumps, zipped past the weaves, went in the wrong end of the tunnel, flew off the table (MOM: Oh it was FUN.)! We were lucky to have some friends there that took a video of us that we could post for you to see me in action finally. It's a little hard to see me from far away but you get the idea. And here it is!

video

I wasn't even totally cranked up, it was my first trials in a couple of weeks and the weekend before as you know we went Earthdogging. Mom says that's why I was such a baaaad boy for her this weekend. I was having SO much fun running wild! You should see Sunday's Jumpers video -- Mom just picked me up and took me out of the ring. She usually doesn't do that. Guess she had enough of that! Uh-oh... I was running even faster!

Emmy did well in Open Jumpers, but Sunday we left early 'cause Mom was so tired. I don't think Mom was feeling very well.

Hope she feels better in 2 weeks. We're going to MD to another trials and I love to run there! Runrunrunrunrunrun.... woohooooo!

Love,
Rudy