May 19, 2005Modeling)
This could have been me. I'd have you all trembling before my power. I'd rule the galaxy. I could banter with M&Ms and the Burger King King. My rivals would flee before me, praying I don't deal more harshly with them.
A few weeks back I did some modeling (we don't need to get into the details of what) and they had a few of these Star Wars pet costumes. OK, so I probably wouldn't have been Darth Vader, but Yoda was a real possibility. Some kind of licensing issues closed the door. I think they were just afraid of seeing my true Jedi powers.
May 16, 2005Grooming)
It's haircut time again. Check me out. I was getting shaggy and it was hard to see, so I don't really mind, but it's still a shock to the system. Plus they tricked me.
Usually when I get a haircut I know right away what's going down because we get out of the car at that house, and I can smell the other dogs and hear that dreaded shearing sound. But the grooming witch must have moved. This time we got out of the car in some unassuming parking lot, and I thought it was a new toy store or something. But we opened the door and there she was. Blast.
On the up side, there's less hair for Mazie to bite.Dog News)
Have you heard the stories about dog breeds being banned? I'm not the smartest dog, so I may not have it right, but cities like Denver are banning what they call dangerous breeds like pit bulls.
After some nasty sounding attacks they decided to make some rules about what dogs are okay to have. Pit bulls aren't okay. I think pit bulls get a bad rap. They're often confused with other breeds or mixed breeds, and it seems like it comes down to training more than anything.
After all, Speak comes from a pretty uppity breed but he's all right. The only attacking he does is with his tongue. And I'm a terrier, so I'm sort of related to pit bulls.
May 15, 2005Friends)
My friend Kaya is thinking of writing a novel. She just posted her plot outline, and it almost brought me to tears. So powerful, so moving, so familiar.Training)
It's a little disconcerting to have someone cheer everytime you go to the bathroom. Imagine it: you finish your business, open the door to the stall--and there's a crowd of people cheering you on.
Well, welcome to the life of a dog. Or at least a puppy like me.
And I don't quite understand why they call it 'house-broken'. It's not like I'm breaking the house by doing my business. In fact, I'm doing it outside. And that means I'm house-broken. While if I did it inside, which seems more likely to actually break the house, well, that would mean I'm not house-broken.
It's all so confusing, no wonder I pee on the rug.
May 14, 2005Sibling Rivalry)
Hi. I'm Mazie.
I'm new around here. And I just discovered the computer. Speak's been keeping all the blogging to himself, but I thought it was time to share. So I gave the ol' Spacebar a much needed revamp. What do you think? I'm still tweaking things, but it's not bad. It's time some one else had a say besides Speak.
I just hope he doesn't jump on my head when he sees it.
May 12, 2005Sibling Rivalry)
Well, the results are in and I want a recount. Kevin had the audacity to ask who's cuter, me or Mazie. The results were split with both of us taking 24% of the vote. The remaining 52% said "don't make me decide!" Wimps. Take a stand.
I'm currently petitioning the election board for a recount. I think the inner city areas were undercounted, and I usually poll well in the metro areas. So I'm hoping for an upset.Dog News)
I'm not sure why we're just now hearing about this, but check out the guide dog that helped a blind man out of the World Trade Center before it collapsed. That dog rocks.