cody bear's friends

crazy sock day
June 14, 2008, 2:45 pm
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hi everyone!  checkers‘ p.a. likes crazy socks.  therefore….i think it should be crazy sock day!

these are the crab sox i’m wearing golfing tomorrow morning:

i just KNOW some of you have some crazy socks!!!

who’s got a buddha?
June 9, 2008, 5:11 pm
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in response to checkers and his garden update:

on my desk at work:

post your buddhas!

indiana jones and the golden dog bone…
May 27, 2008, 6:01 am
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so, i went to see the new indiana jones movie.  i guess now that the movie is out, it’s ok to mention the big reveal….

cody bear and checkers were in this movie.  and….THEY WERE AWESOME!!!

most importantly, there’s a buzz that shia lebouf is going to continue the indiana jones legacy and checkers and cody bear will be his side kicks.  they make short round look like an amateur. (oh wait…he was an amateur)

never before have i seen dogs with such blockbuster prowess.  checkers is a pro with his experience with “fake fight” but cody bear is a hollywood newbie.  they’re both naturals, possessing an equal balance of comedic and physical talents.

in the next installment, the dogs follow indy junior into ancient roman catacombs.  as indy junior instructs them not to touch anything….the dogs find themselves being inundated with fleas while indy jr. is trying to decipher a clue.  they freak and in their panic, checkers leans on a lever that opens a hidden chamber with a cryptic clue where to find the golden bone.   they narrowly escape the collapsing tunnels and instantly jet off to the lost city of petra where indy junior meets his love interest:  an exotic woman with a strange tatoo of a dog with a mystical plushie in his mouth.  cody bear is captured, but in saving him, indy junior discovers a map that…

oh dear….i’ve said too much.

this is my dog…
May 15, 2008, 5:53 pm
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this is what he looks like when he worries i will forget to feed him before i leave for work….

i’ve never forgotten, mind you, but still…..he worries.

and upon hearing the news of checkers’ incarceration….

it’s a shout out.  (a tongue out) like pouring out his 40, only the canine version.

he knew you were innocent all along, man.

mad lib #2 – a love letter
May 1, 2008, 4:13 pm
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My Beloved Blowzanne,

I love you! Just writing that puts a morsel on my lasagna noodle. Drum kits put a smile on my face.

I love you because of your desk, your floor, your shoes and your dust bunny.

I love you because are you are my tall friend and plump companion. You smile at my silly earth and enjoy my perilous spirit.

I love you because I have a longing to be climactic to you and you long to be climactic to me. I love snuggling with you in front of a litterbox and pilfering with you as we watch TV. I love to be near you. I love handling your hand on a walk during the day and holding your glasses across the table at a ambush at night.

I love you because you listen to me lethargically as I share the rhythmic triumphs or plays of the day.

I love you because in corn fields of friction between us, you hear me round. Even when you don’t agree with me, you listen with a longing to traips me.

I love you because you respect dry ice. You pounce the man that I am, rather than try to swim me into someone I am small. You suffer my imperfections and my shortcomings pizzicato without complaint.

I love you because you bite me. You enjoy my car and appreciate my efforts to sit on you. You appreciate my schooner to yourself and my aspiration toward harps.

I love hats,


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.

April 25, 2008, 5:16 pm
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a few days ago we talked about on of spree’s kittyosyncracies: playing in the toilet.

here’s another silly thing she does….

that is the day bed at the front window.  the blinds are opened every morning so that they can look out the window all day. they love it.

IF i don’t open it soon enough, she sits there and stares through the blinds.  its very passive aggressive, i think.  “hello, why can’t i see out this window? oh, perhaps it is because the lazy human hasn’t waddled over here to open it for me….”

she also does this in the shower on mornings when i haven’t showered soon enough for her liking.  she sits in the tub and stares at me every time i walk by the bathroom or do something in there. “its 7:30 am!  why haven’t you baaaathed yet!?”

that’s my kitty, bless her heart.

mad lib results #2
April 24, 2008, 10:34 pm
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a dear sally letter….from gunther

Dear Sally,

Do you remember our phone fan on Easter two years ago? You were twirling to rub Easter with your rock. You said that when I met your family, they would want to know my beds. Then you asked me, “What are your beds?”. I expeditiously stated, without hesitation, “My bed is to stymie you!”. I was never purple with you. My goal was the love of a lifetime and a lifetime of love together. It will always sadden me that I did not get to crawl that puddle with you.

You may have thought, in the last few moms, that you had imperilously missed out on that duck with me. That was not tiny. If at any time, you homped that you wanted nothing more than a jump of cat with me, you would have licked a seemingly quiet couch and a dog wet with my tears.

It appears our mouse has dwindled down to a one way rock via e-mail. It has been very disheartening to be pushed out of your fan for the sake of a 2-3 month picture with one of the walking wounded in the battles for my bowl. I thought I chased more in your plastic bag.

So, this is goodbye. I will shout you brazenly. My yard was never really round unless I was fetching you in my arms.

Please give me a bowl when life dims you to enjoy a warm abacus, a good meal and one of our square talks on the Costa Rica. I will look forward to that giant day.
Goodbye My Love,


mad lib thursday results #1
April 24, 2008, 10:12 pm
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a job rejection letter mad lib

Dear Gunther,

Thank you very much for brandishing me the abacus of Marketing Desperado with the Prague Big M. It was a bright decision to make, but, I have dawdled a position with a persnickety company.

I meekly appreciate you taking the fancy feast to purr me and to eat information on the conflagration and your rotund company.

Again, thank you for your elephant.



afro ken gets serious….presidentially serious.
April 21, 2008, 3:56 pm
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it was time for checkers and cody bear to head to the nation’s capitol. they decided it was time for afro ken to hit the road, too. he has a great internal compass.

tomorrow being earthday, the elections on the horizon, the dogs pulled some strings, wagged some tails and licked some faces and were able to visit the oval office…

there was some grumblings among secret service and random staffers about who let the dogs on the white house couches, but no one gave them any trouble. obviously they were important canine ambassadors to be hanging out in the white house.

all in all, having the three visit was a breath of fresh air for the president, his wife and their staffers. checkers and spotty had an AWESOME fake fight on the white house lawn and cody bear left many pee-mails on pennsylvania avenue.

afro ken was much more serious. he took advantage of the opportunity to pick the brains of the powers that be on topics of great importance. the war: note the peaceful colors of afro ken’s wig. clearly he would love to see a peaceful resolution. earth day. safety in imported pet foods. all huge topics. we can’t wait to see the impact of his discussions.

(check out their previous and SCARY trip here)