Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

My First News Article!

CLICK HERE to read the whole article.

Upon my arrival home from my big trip to NYC mom found an email from The Campbell Reporter asking if I wanted to be interviewed for an article they wanted to write about me.

My people, mom, talked to their people, Cathy, and an interview date was arranged. I was pretty laid back for the meeting.

I did my tricks for Cathy and even let a little boy, who seemed scared of dogs, pet me.

Mom was excited because she got to talk a LOT about how I came from a shelter and all about my new spay and neuter fund. That made both of us happy because we both love to help other dogs. Well, mom likes to help them, I just like to sniff their butts.

Here is the actual newsprint article below.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Woo Hoo I was on TV!

Well I went to New York City!

As you may have heard... I didn't win the big costume contest. Truthfully I wasn't that disappointed. I mean it would have been WAY cool to win, but really what am I gonna do with a big gold trophy? There would have only been two options, pee on it or chew on it. Mom says both would be really wrong so I guess I didn't miss out on too much. The consolation prizes were great! Lots of treats and toys! I already shared some with one of my Dogster pal's whose mom came all the way to NYC from New Jersey to meet me. I sent Daisy my giant rawhide and a package of treats. I hope she enjoys them. I'm also going to offer my Pegetable to my pal Rosalita because I know she loves them.

Mom was thrilled I was on tv. As many of you know I am a volunteer goodwill ambassador for pet adoption through shelters and rescues. So as long as we helped to spread the word that there are great dogs waiting for new forever homes in shelters that was all that really mattered to her. They didn't mic my mom so if any of you were wondering what she said to Natalie when she asked why mom made me a Cesar costume mom told her it was because we admire Cesar for helping families stay together.

On a funny note I was treated like a star! A driver in a big, shiny, black car picked us us at the airport and we stayed in a swanky luxurious hotel. I could get used to being treated like a celebrity!

This morning before the show mom took me down for a walk in Central Park. I peed on so many trees and fire hydrants in NYC I lost count! Then we were whisked off to the NBC studios. A lot of people there really liked my costume. One lady even made Matt Lauer come look at me! He laughed when he saw my outfit. After the segment I got my picture taken with Elvira and football player Tiki Barber.

Mom was VERY proud of me. As some of you know I used to have a BIG problem being mean to big dogs. Well today I quickly became buddies with Miles the Rottweiler and after one little growl at Pasha, the gorgeous Husky who won, I was also pretty darn nice to him too.

Then Mom's Dogster.com pal and her daughter met us back at the hotel and we went for another walk in Central Park and grabbed some lunch off a street cart. I saw LOTS of carriage horses. I was minding my manners really well. I almost barked at them once but when mom told me to settle down I did. I was the model tourist. Well except for the peeing on everything in sight part. BOL.

So all in all the trip was a blast! We had a great time meeting and hanging out with all of the other pups and their owners that morning and I am now an official jet setter. Mom says I did great on the plane. I was in cargo since I'm too big to fit in the cabin, but I did just fine. Mom made sure to get a direct, non-stop, flight so I would be less traumatized and to remove any chance of us being seperated on the flight.

Well I have to run. It's Halloween. Time to go Trick-or-Treating! We'll post a picture of my new costume on my page tomorrow! Hope you all get lots of great treats!



Check out my prizes!

Monday, October 29, 2007

I'm going to be on the TODAY Show in NYC

Yup NYC here I come! Turns out Mom had entered me in their pet costume contest and I made it into the final 6 dogs being invited to be on the show Halloween morning! There isn't a "prize" per say, just the glory of being on tv so in a manner of speaking we've all already won just by being on the show.

Today I have to go to the Vet to get my health certificate and mom and I fly out tomorrow afternoon. We're on the show tomorrow morning and leave in the afternoon.

We could have stayed longer but mom just got married the other day and wants to come back home right away so she can be with her new hubby. I got to walk down the aisle at the wedding as the "Mutt of Honor" then hung out with the guests all night long at the reception since it was a pet friendly hotel.

What a week this has been!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

A kewl T-shirt just for me!

Here I am in my new t-shirt from my friend Keith. He has a tv show where he explains stuff.

Then on my walk I found a tennis ball and decided to bring it home with me. It was in the intersection a few blocks from my house.

The shirt says:

Keith Explains!
Where poo goes after mommy picks it up...What barking really means... Appropriate gifts for royalty... Proper butt-sniffing etiquette... The hundreds of ways cats totally suck... World Peace... Good things to chase.... When best to roll in smelly things... Where to bury chew toys... How to handle dog breath... Fetching slippers - bad idea?... Yay! You're home!

I have a business card!

So mom decided that I needed a way to help people remember the url to my website. So many people stop and talk to her about me when we're out in public but it seemed difficult for people to remember my website name.

This was not good news. I mean how are people supposed to go to my home page and see all of the cute pictures of dogs that need homes, see the links to all of the shelters and rescue groups if they can't remember how to get there?

So when mom got an offer to have cards printed for free, just the cost of shipping, she decided to go ahead and order me some. Now when people stop to chat about me mom is gonna give them my card to help them remember... And hopefully help people find all of the rescue and pet care info on my site.

I take my job as a good will ambassador for pet adoption through shelters and rescue very seriously.

If you see me out walking be sure to ask for my card!


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Beat the Summer Heat!

With the warm weather comes the very real danger of heat stroke.

Your little fuzzball is at a severe disadvantage what with not being able to perspire and wearing a fur coat, even on the hottest of summer days. Pictured here is Kitai with his nylon travel water dish. It's great! Collapsable and light weight you can take it anywhere with you!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Bon Jovi Sing-a-long

Bad Medicine

I've got a stuffy and it's staring back at me
I've gotta rip its little eyes off and gnaw upon it's knees
And I've got lots of nylabone but they aren't what I need
It only takes a couple minutes to destroy this fluffy thing
And I got all the symptoms count em 1,2,3

First I need
Thats what I get for playing with toys
Then they bleed
Oh they bleed white stuff all over the floor
I use my teeth
Thats what I get for playing with toys
And now this pup's addicted cause the squeakers the drug

My toys are like bad medicine
Bad medicine is what I need
Tear them up, just like bad medicine
There ain't no doctor that can
Cure my disease

Bad, bad medicine
Bad, bad medicine

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Kitty Stroller

So back in March on the tv show The Dog Whisperer, Cesar suggested that if you own a cat, to get a pet stroller and take the cat on walks with your dog to further establish the cat as part of the pack.

On a lark I told my boyfriend that he should get a kitty stroller so we could bring his cat, Squash, with us on our 2 mile walk to the mall each weekend. It's a mile each way, we walk there and sit in the park area at the mall for an hour or so with coffee and tea then walk home.
I was shocked when he thought it was a good idea and ordered the Jeep Wrangler stroller online for $99 and even more shocked when we put a harness with id tag on his kitty and loaded him into the stroller and took off for the mall for the first time.

Kitty was fine with the whole process. He's a 12 year old house cat who has never been outside, and has never worn a collar or harness before. But he was just fine. Now every week BF even rolls him into Peet's Coffee while Kitai and I waited outside for them.

So just wanted to say thanks to Cesar for the suggestion. It's great being able to spend time together with Squash included on our walks. We're looking forward to all 4 of us spending the extra time together this summer.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

How to Make a Dogarita

1 ounce spring water
1 ounce toilet water
1 ounce tap water

Green food dye

2 ounces Freshly squeezed lime juice

Call up some pals, turn on the hot tub, get some chips and salsa and have a taco party!

Monday, January 29, 2007

We can help the ASPCA!

So my pal Kiko sent me a link to a new webpage her mom put up on a website called Squidoo.com.

The ASPCA says my page will: ...help get the ASPCA's message in front of thousands of new supporters. It will also generate royalties that go straight to the ASPCA, every month, forever.

So somehow we just helped the APSCA raise money and awareness to help homeless dogs.

YAY for the ASPCA!