cody bear's friends

dog takes advantage of economic stimulus check…
April 30, 2008, 4:47 pm
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oh, let’s face it….i can only be wordless for so long on wednesdays.

so, here is cody bear on one of our stops yesterday while we partook in retail therapy…

our first stop is one of his favorite places in…the…WORLD!  it is a self-service dog wash and shop.  he does not like getting a bath there, but he LOVES the owner.  she is one of cody bear’s best friends.  (she owns the large poodle he fancies)

while there we bought this leave in conditioning spray that is supposed to make you shiny. (your dog shiny, rather) it was 16 bux, and i know it sounds like a fru fru purchase, but he has been SO STATICKY lately.  he snaps when you pet him and he gets really sensitive if you zap his ears or his shoulders.

we also bought a new type of kitty kibble.  spree likes the shwag cat chow, science diet.  but with the pet food scare, i’m trying hard to switch her to the holistic organic made in the u.s.a. stuff.

anyway, the owner has become a friend to both of us, so we were there for ever chatting.  as you see, once she stopped cuddling him, cody bear got bored and took a nap.

our next stop was more of a pet boutique really.  neither of us like it there.  most of her stuff is for people with tiny dogs that like to dress them up in couture dog clothes and put jewelry on them.  but, we went because they’re the only place in town that sells pet blinker batteries.  she gave them to us…so we bought some cheesy dog treats.

i don’t like going there because she has this chihuahua that barks at everyone, and anytime a person comes near her she trembles in fear.  the store owner says “she loves coming to work with mama.” but the dog is terrified.  i wish she could see how unhappy she makes her dog by taking her to work every day. oh well.

so, that, and three walks and three meals was pretty much his day.

rescue group hasn’t called yet.  its been four days…


wordlesswednesday – after protecting me from the firemen


ww – ems bear!
April 30, 2008, 5:31 am
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wordless wednesday – gas leak…eek.
April 30, 2008, 5:27 am
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dog treat warning
April 29, 2008, 8:11 pm
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hi everyone.  serious email today:

this is mindy, who is currently in the hospital fighting to get the toxins from tainted food out of her system….

mindy’s parents have been careful to feed her top quality organic chow, but unfortunately distributors did  not take the pet food scare seriously, and costco is still selling their chicken strips.  mindy has eaten great food, and who would have thought chicken strips with just one ingredient could be bad?  we’ve researched it on line and there are scads of folks whose pets have suffered or passed on because of these strips.  a couple people only feed home made food and these strips, so it has to be the strips.

she is fighting to keep her kidney’s going, her vet team is working so hard to help her and her parents are struggling with this.


please also keep mindy and her parents in your thoughts.

son of silly canine horoscopes
April 29, 2008, 4:14 pm
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again, cody bear has asked the spirits for some horoscopes for his dog friends….

taurus, soon you will encounter something that seems new, scary, or possibly bigger than you.  be brave.  trust yourself and you will be rewarded.  also, be aware of screen doors or sliding glass doors and save yourself the embarrassment.

gemini, are you’re ears perked? they should be.  people are talking about you. you’ve become a very good dog! also, try not to lick your paws.

cancer, you may be gaining a new family member or young playmate. it’s time to step up with all your paws, for you will soon be a role model.  also, try a new bandana for a splash of color.

leo, the people in your life are lazy right now.  you will have to be extra cute and extra demanding to get them to pick up the leash or throw that tennis ball.

virgo, don’t over do it today.  there is such a thing as too much of a good time.  take breaks from the fun and exercise for water or cooling down.  also, if it smells really REALLY bad, your people won’t want you to roll in it.

libra, you’re the type of dog who thinks of creative ways to amuse yourself and your people.  you will work the crowd today.  pay attention when sniffing butts that the other dog doesn’t pee on your head.

scorpio, you may be confused about what your person expects from you.  don’t get stressed, merely tilt your head and give your best innocent look.

sagittarius, lately you’ve been wondering what goes on beyond the fence.  practice self control.  you’re there for a reason.

capricorn, it is hard practicing self control when there are so many yummy treats in the world.  don’t be surprised if your people make you work a little harder for those treats.

aquarius, the people in your life seem busy, as if there isn’t much time for you anymore.  but that isn’t true.  they love you, they just need patience right now.  the chew your people thought you ate is actually under a piece of furniture, so start whining or pawing.

aries, you may find yourself in social situations, surrounded by many dogs.  keep your tail cheerily wagging, as you want to communicate “friend.”  don’t take squeakies from the dogs that look too serious.

dogs, beans and run of the mill stuff
April 29, 2008, 5:13 am
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well, the weekend went well, so it was hard going back to work today. but….it didn’t turn out badly!  my boss was funny and even though i screwed up for a bit, he was cool about it…and….my coworker was hardly annoying at all!

it helps knowing that my boss is seeing his bad habits, too.

i will admit, much of my mental energy was spent wondering why i haven’t heard from the border collie rescue group.  i totally smothered cody bear with attention after work because he has acted so depressed lately.  it made all the difference; he was SO CHEERY. so…i know a play mate is a good idea.

besides…there are way too many dog toys in this house for one dog!

i don’t have any thing juicy to talk about tonight.  ‘cept maybe the super tasty meal i made myself.  some sort of green bean tomato onion dealie in a mixture of seasonings and white wine served on this mixture of rices.  i have to say….it was scrumptious! exciting….? no, but scrumptious.

hopefully i’ll have something silly to post about tomorrow.

waiting….puppy watch
April 28, 2008, 3:43 am
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regarding the possibility of cody bear’s baby sister….

i pretty much have called everyone i know today and yesterday.  got some voicemails, talked to some folks.  also…got some great feedback from blog friends.  i have to say, i’m weighing the post from blog friends pretty heavily, as we have heard eachother’s voices pretty loudly through font-on-blog these last few months.  with the exception of one person, everyone i actually spoke to or read words from supports the idea.  funny thing, the people who didn’t answer are the ones i expected would think it was a stupid idea to get another dog!

here is cody bear….waiting for his baby sister…

here were the big CONS:

money, time at work, cody bear’s “issues”, hard to find someone to watch pets when i leave town, small house, cat, i take it hard when the pets get sick,

ok, here are the pros:

before i counter the cons….

1. i’m not sure what i want to do with my life, where i want to live, of anything….but i do know i want a dog.

2. for the last two years i have used cody’s not liking dogs as an excuse, but he does like some dogs and he is so lonely.  nowadays, when he sees dogs, he wants to play.  his friend’s families are too busy for play dates.  he is SO LONELY.

3. i love dogs.  i’m a good dog mom.

ok, addressing the cons:

money: i am never going to be rolling in the dough.  so, shall i never get another pet?  that goes against who i am.  i’m not rich and i have pets.  it’s ok.  even with cody bear’s illness, he has NEVER missed out on medical care.

time at work:  i get to come home for lunch every day normally.  i have some vacation time to welcome a new puppy.

cody bear’s issues(being health and fear of dogs): he has never gone so long without barfing! we’ve found a great diet, and an exercise plan that works.  he actually misses his dog friends.

hard to find pet sitter: lets revisit the financial issue, shall we.  dog sitters are a crappy argument, since i never have enough money to actually go on vacation anyway!

small house: yes the house is small, but the yard is HUGE.  and, its not like dogs do an obstacle course while i’m away.  adults sit and wait till you get home….puppies chew up small houses just as well as big houses!

cat:  the cat loves dogs, wishes cody would play with her more, even.  plus, getting a puppy, he will grow up knowing he has to treat her gently and …. learn that she isn’t food.

taking it hard when pets get sick.  yes, i have no argument for this.  i still miss loki every day….

anyway, thanks everyone for your input!

i’ll keep you posted. after all, this rescue group may not approve me anyway….

border collies, my goodness
April 27, 2008, 6:45 am
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so, i’m obsessed with border collies.  i have been for years.  i also love aussies, and since i met checkers on line….i may be addicted to corgis, too!

but, here’s a dog…

that has been in the class i have been helping with for the last five weeks.  he’s GORGEOUS!

anyway…i did something drastic tonight:  i filled out an online application for a border collie puppy.  i want one AND i think cody bear has been sort of lonely lately. besides….

he’s been taking himself too seriously lately.

we’ll see.  i’m not rolling in the dough.

what do YOU guys think?

dum dums and asparagus to go….

here’s one of the funnier things we saw at work this week.  one of our clients (a hospital) returned this pc to us for service….

now, not everyone is great with computers, BUT, if you are medical staff at a hospital that may one day be treating me or someone i know….i really hope you know how to turn on a pc.  also….do you need this as a reminder? if someone shows you the button one time, will you need a note taped on to remind you?  ever again?

ok…well, we were cracking up about it! then…it was time to get ready for one of our coworkers 50th birthday party!  l and i made this…

gosh, i sure hope you can tell it is an e!  the picture turned out cool because we had the party on the cyc(cyclorama) in the photography studio.  i love the cyc! i wish all the walls in my house had curved bottoms!

then the party, followed by leftovers.  we had soo many leftovers, (the caterer was just so so) but, not many containers.  here is my friend m with the mug-o-asparagus i had to take home.

the party was great and the birthday guy loved it.  there was some jerkiness, but i’ll talk about that tomorrow….once i’ve cooled off a bit! also, the guy in charge of the beverages only brought one case of beer for fifty people. DUH!

i did end up carting the cup of veg home i the honda’s cup holder.  i was snacking on the asparagus en route. it was good.  traveled well.