Monthly Archives: July 2009

Stella the Tiny Terror!!!

WANTED:  For Cold Hearted Destruction of Stuffed Animals!!!!

 

I’m in search of an indestructable stuffed animal for Miss Stella.  The search isn’t going well.  This is her latest victim:

Crazy, Squeaky, Floppy, Shake it Kitty.

Crazy, Squeaky, Floppy, Shake it Kitteh.

 

Kitteh Lost her first ear in about 10 minutes.

Kitteh Lost her first ear in about 10 minutes.

Poor Kitteh!

It took about an hour to do this much damage. Poor Kitteh!

No remorse on that furry little face.  Not even at the thought that she destroyed a toy in an hour that I paid a whole $7 for!  Do you think money grows on trees young lady???

No remorse on that furry little face. Not even at the thought that she destroyed a toy in an hour that I paid a whole $7 for! Do you think money grows on trees young lady???

 

 

The lobster has taken a beating......poor little pom pom feet.

The lobster has taken a beating......poor little pom pom feet.

 

For fun...Papa showed her a REAL lobster....go ahead Stella....just try and tear the eyes off THAT lobster!!!  Triple Dog Dare YA!

For fun...Papa showed her a REAL lobster....go ahead Stella....just try and tear the eyes off THAT lobster!!! Triple Dog Dare YA!

 

I told Rob that I should try and remember where I bought the Hillary toy………..

 

Rob says she doesnt play with it because it leaves a bad taste in her mouth!

Rob says she doesn't play with it because it leaves a bad taste in her mouth!

 

On a good note……I have found the most awesomest collars/harnesses for Stella the Tiny Terror!  LUPINE®!  Remember her first harness?

She all but chewed her way out of it one day.......

She all but chewed her way out of it one day.......

Thanks to their fantabulous guarantee on all of their products….

 http://lupinepet.com/guarantee/guarantee.php

Stella got a little package in the mail last week:

A BRANDY NEW HARNESS!  Yay Lupine!!!!!!

A BRANDY NEW HARNESS! Yay LUPINE®!!!!!!!

The turnaround time was zippity quick!  Highly recommend for anyone with a puppeh who attempts a Houdini by chewing their way out of the harness!!!

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Post Secret!

For those of you who have never read a Post Secret book…..or never excitedly visited Frank’s site on Sunday morning to see the new posts when he updates….

http://postsecret.blogspot.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostSecret

I read it every Sunday….I’ve read his books…..I’ve been to one of his events when we were fortunate enough to have one in our area.  He’s got an amazing story to tell….and in general I think everyone will enjoy his site…but today…..TODAY…for anyone who has ever lost a four legged friend…..this postcard made me cry…and not just a single tear rolling down the cheek…it was a full out….choking….couldn’t catch my breath kinda cry.

Not only because it was a black lab….but because of the sentiment behind the words…..

Could not have said it better myself…….(well…maybe not the agnostic part….but certainly what I hope heaven will be like….)

God Bless Our Four Legged Friends!!!!

God Bless Our Four Legged Friends!!!!

Sadie…..We Loved You More Than Words Can Say And We Miss You Fatty McPoops!!!!

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The Shunning of the Schnoodle

For those of you who are NOT fans of the office…….and don’t know what a good old fashioned  “Shun” is……(you have to actually click on the arrow…and then click on the words “Watch on YouTube”….I know….I LIVE for making things difficult….ask Rob.)

From the Merriam Webster Dictionary: to avoid deliberately and especially habitually.

Our “Almost Perfect” dog has had a little issue for the past couple of weeks.  The issue being…when I walk through the door at the end of the day she greets me and then tinkles.  We decided that maybe I was making too big a deal out of seeing her…..so I tried to tone it down.  Hard to do…

Hi Mama! Hi Mama! Hi Mama! Hi Mama!!

Hi Mama! Hi Mama! Hi Mama! Hi Mama!!

So I tried just not talking to her in an excited voice…”Hi Stella!  Hi Stella Ballou!  Stella Stella Fo Fella Fee Fi Fo Fella!!!!”  I tried just walking in and quietly setting down my stuff.  Not speaking to her for a minute or two…walking around the kitchen…..and then….as soon as I reached down to pat her cute little head…..She TINKLES!  Arrrgggghhhhhhhhh.  Even if she had been out three minutes prior to me coming home and had tinkled  outside.

Cute Peeing Dog Statue....not as cute when it's a live dog peeing in your house!

Cute Peeing Dog Statue/Fountain....not as cute when it's a live dog peeing in your house!

So on the advice of other dog Mama’s and Papa’s…….we decided to try what I call the “Shun”.   I should explain that Stella only does this when she sees me.  Not when Papa comes into the house….not when Guests come into the house…..it’s only me.  Anywho…the “Shun” was tried for the first time on Friday.

I walked into the house…..didn’t call out to My Stella…set down groceries…started putting things away.   I could hear the pounding of Stella’s little feet as she flew down the stairs and landed in front of me.  I didn’t even look at her.  Didn’t speak.  Walked right by her and continued with what I was doing….(mixing a martini!).

What the Heckity Heck Mama???

What the Heckity Heck Mama???

After about 5 minutes I hooked her to her leash and took her out in the yard.  No playtime….just for business.  She didn’t pee….we went back in the house and resumed the shun.    Rob came into the kitchen, “Whatcha doin?”  I replied, “Dear, I’m Shunning the dog…..”.   It seemed like an hour, but was probably only 15 minutes when Stella lost interest in me being home.  (Really Stella…..it only took you 15 min. to forget about me?  15?   You couldn’t have held out for 20?)

I grabbed my frosty martini and strolled into the living room…..Stella laid down on the floor next to me……and finally….finally we deemed her calm enough to get some attention.  I reached down and patted the top of her cute little head…….

Even the Top of her Head is Adorable!

Even the Top of her Head is Adorable!

And she DID NOT TINKLE!  Success!!!!!!!!!  So even though it feels crummy….the Shun did cut down on the tinkle inducing excitement of my grand entrances.  Rob and I have been together for nine years and married for almost five….to the best of my knowledge he has NEVER peed from the sheer excitement of seeing me walk through the door.  Hmmmmm.

I will keep you posted on the “Shun” and thank you to the Dog Mama’s and Papa’s that suggested it!!!

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