cody bear's friends

interior decorators…
March 18, 2010, 1:49 am
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cody bear and pickles are great interior decorators.

that’s their opinion, anyway.  i think they’re do heavy with the plush accents.


“bath them and bring them to me….”
August 13, 2009, 5:21 pm
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the dog toys have been laundered!!!

clean toysthey were getting kind of scungie.  the pet sitter is coming and i didn’t want her to get too grossed out playing with the dogs.

cold water wash, very little liquid detergent, gentle cycle, lay flat to dry.  it takes the squeekers a couple days to dry out and not sound like the toys have emphysema.

the cuteness i have to deal with every day…
August 3, 2009, 2:23 pm
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here pickles models her “daily toy“:





where the hell is everyone???
April 17, 2009, 11:29 pm
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tumbleweeds rolling through my backyard.  wind chimes blowing.  no sound of pickles’ name tags clinking.



“where IS my baby sister?”


sweet bear…pickles is at day care.



cody bear definitely looked less enthusiastic at lunch. meanwhile, pickles is playing her heart out at day care. 

that’s ok, cody bear has been sick all week, so he probably needs the rest.

anyway….gosh everyone. i’m so sorry i haven’t blogged in a while.  pickles is missing from lunch and goodbear is missing from blogville. we’ve been really busy.  cool stuff has happened to blog about, but it seems so long ago.

i guess the big news is….well, pickles is going to be one year old on sunday.  we’re having a party tomorrow.  yes, i AM being serious. 

i’ll blog more tonight.  give you the details on miss pickles’ birthday extravaganza.

once again, sorry it’s been so long.  i know some of you have missed seeing my little furpods.  they’re fine.  cody bear over did it, so he’s a little queazy, but they’re both still hell on paws!

thanks for the quackers new york nikki!
April 11, 2009, 6:34 pm
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those toys are soooo last season.
March 26, 2009, 2:10 pm
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doesn’t it look like these two are on the catwalk modeling the latest new dog toys?

model1“mmmm catwalk. that sounds delicious.” says cody bear.

model2work it! work it!  sell that toy.

model3wait a minute! those are LAST season’s dog toys!



turbo boost tree branch…
December 12, 2008, 4:52 pm
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ever the nature lovers, cody bear and pickles have taken a stick and made it their favorite backyard toy.  simply carrying the stick will some how make you run faster.


this earth friendly dog toy has no chemicals, no lead paint, and no brigade of youthful exploited workers had anything to do with it’s manufacture.


now, the negatives to this dog toy:  it doesn’t bounce and it doesn’t squeak.

it is, however, small enough that they won’t jam into something and hurt their mouths.

running with sticks is dangerous, as is chewing them.  but these dogs play responsibly…and they cherish it.  and it was free.

quoth the dog toy, “never morrrre”
November 23, 2008, 5:11 pm
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there are indoor toys and there are outdoor toys.  the plushies stay inside.  once a plushie goes outside, they are not allowed back in.

gansta kitty…


christmas bear…


so first thing this morning both dogs grab a formerly indoor toy and the sounds of the tweeting birds were replaced with:

“are you tawkin’ ta me?” “ho ho hoooo merry christmas jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way” ” are you tawkin’ ta me? are you tawkin’ to me?” “ho ho hoooo”


now, the stuffies are never allowed back in the house once a dog mistakenly takes it out.  once a toy goes outside…it’s never the same.

example:  christmas bear.  one day i was in the backyard with the dogs.   they were sniffing out cats, cruising the e.  the christmas bear was 10 feet from me, no dogs near by, when all of a sudden…it began making noises.  it was singing jingle bells really fast and very high pitched.  the dogs and i froze and looked at the demon bear.

later that day we were napping.  i was just starting to doze off when all of sudden demon bear, alone in the back yard, starts singing his creepy christmas song in the voice of alvin the chipmunk on speed.

apparently he had gotten wet.  he’s fine now.


two sides to every story….but i wouldn’t believe the border collie if i were you…
November 3, 2008, 5:22 am
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oh the attitude!  pickles has been just belligerent!  at 28 weeks this previously angelic border collie is being a punk.  nickname:  picky punk!

“och auntie, eh don’t know what me mum is talking about.  look at meh.  i’m innocent nd luvable, i em.  sheh’s a liar. she is…”

i can’t let her get away with her little moments of not doing what i say, even the simplest of things.  so we’re having to incorporate some serious “nothing in life is free” tactics.

“back off liar….i’m trying to have a moment here!”

oh pickles.  or should i say killer pickle?  what do you do with my sweet baby girl???

here are the gifts i am CONSIDERING getting the furpods for xmas, providing they are on the nice list and not the naughty! (just kidding!  you just KNOW they’re getting a trunk load of crap!)

tiki dog toys!  and when you squeeze them…..there are drum beats and rhythmic grunting!  and squeaky jacks and blue moo cows with detachable. legs!

talk to you all soon!

cheers from good bear and her cuddly crew!


pickles’ first kill….(r.i.p. rubber chicken)
September 4, 2008, 2:09 pm
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it is only fitting that pickles’ first kill be henrietta, another sacrificial rubber chicken dog toy.

before kill…

after kill…

note the cold hard stare.  the loss of innocence, if you will…