Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Wrapping Up the Gifts...and 2015

Good Morning from the Master Barker herself....me!

Sorry it's been soooooo long since I have posted.  It's been a long, what, 6 months since I have last popped my head onto my site?  It's almost embarrassing.  Yowza.

The past 6 months have been a crazy ride.  I'm planning on telling you all about it here as frequently as I can, but please be patient with me- remember, I still haven't sprouted thumbs yet...the space bar is tough, so it takes me a long time to type! ;-)

I'll leave you a picture of me chilling in my doggie pool from this summer- boy do we miss that!  No snow in Minne"snow"ta yet, and I'm getting the Golden blues because I loooove the snow.

Do you love snow?  If you do, please oh please do a little snow dance so we can get a few flakes tonight- rather than rain!


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tasty Tuesday: New Snacks

Good Morning, Everyone!

Boy, did we get a new haul of treats over the weekend!  The Golden Retriever rescue that Bosses foster through (and where I was adopted from) had a great treat and food drive for their foster parents, helping to reduce costs of foster care.  It was great!

We now have chewy treats, crunchy treats, big treats, small treats, pork bones, pig ears, you name it!  Our next foster puppy, Emma, is going to be tickled pink when she gets here!  We both even got pretty girly girl dog beds to compliment our feast.  For the next little while, we'll dine like queens!  Until then, enjoy this video of me enjoying one of the dental chews- I need to taste test for my new little sister! :)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Mischief Monday: Whirlwind of a Weekend!

Wow, what a weekend!

First off, I got a fur friend for the weekend.  His name is Buddy, and he's a Goldendoodle.  He was just surrendered to the rescue Bosses foster with, and needed a place to stay for the weekend.  So...here he is!  He just went off to his permanent foster home yesterday.  What a good boy!

It's Buddy!
Not only did we have Buddy for the weekend, we also took him on a trip to visit our friends about an hour away from us.  So, he got to meet my friend, Jax! :)  We took Buddy hiking. And, we played with him.  A lot.

That leg position looks anything but confortable! :-P
 Jax and I tried our hardest to wear this big boy out.  I mean, this big guy isn't even a year old yet.  I think we did win- his new foster says that he's a very calm and gentle boy.  Boy, we sure didn't see that! BOL!

Beautiful boy Buddy.
 Buddy was used to living in a crate most of his days.  He was purchased from a puppy mill as a wee little guy, brought home, and then he grew to be a small horse!  He started to become a destructive puppy, eating food off counters, gnawing on childrens' arms, knocking kids over, eating everything in sight, you know....that whole big puppy thing!  They decided they couldn't give him the energy and time to teach him to be a good big boy, so they gave him up.  The moment he was allowed to run in the house, he couldn't stop wiggling and wagging!

Stoic Jax.
 He will be definitely loved by whoever adopts him- he will be a wonderful doggie!  We all think so!  Jax and I will miss him.  Well, sort of.  Jax and I thought he might've been a tad too big and crazy for our style of play, but he was a nice guy, nonetheless.

Getting a good roll in the snow- one of my favorite things!
 In the meantime, I'm just resting up from the crazy, mischievious, and delightfully adventurous weekend we had!  I'll be getting my real foster sister, Emma, on Saturday.  Watch out for some adorable puppy love pictures sometime over the weekend or NEXT Monday Mischief!

Showing off my sweet hops!
 Oh, more good news.  It's supposed to get to 50 degrees F next week.  All you Minnesota dogs- there's hope for us! :D  I can't wait to get out there and play some fetch- Boss isn't terribly willing to take me out and throw a ball for very long because 0 degrees F is just miserable.  So, our favorite time of year (outdoor season) is upon us!

Get that Sheltie!!!!
 Ahhhhhh, Spring.  MORE good news, just because I'm in an optimistic mood: Daylight Savings Time is ALSO upon us!  On Sunday, we'll get one more hour of light in the evening.  That also means that it'll be dark for one hour longer in the morning, but oh well- we can deal with that.  That means more time out on the deck once it gets warm enough!  Yay!

"Nah nah nah nah nah- you can't catch me!!!"
What did you do this weekend?!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thoughtless Thursday: Old Boredom, New Friends

Goooood Morning, Everyone!

Again, my winter blues has been hitting me hard.  Bosses feel kind of bad that we're not outside all the time, but let's face it- the cold weather is just not giving in!  Luckily, we have some (surprise!!!) very good news:

I love playing fetch in the snow...when it's warm...
Temporary Foster Sibling tonight!!!!!

I make sure my Bosses feel as guilty as possible when they leave for work.
We're going to be taking care of a Goldendoodle who is about to turn 1 year old.  We'll have him for the next few days and into the weekend, so that he can go to his permanent foster family.  He looks absolutely adorable, and I'll be sure to get my paws on that camera so you can see for yourself (hopefully) tomorrow.

Mom caught me sleeping on Dad's memory foam pillow...ooops....
What are you doing thusfar to curb your winter blues?

Completely splaying out in the yard while shoveling my face in the good stuff = favorite thing!
....and because I'm a total optimist, more good news for everyone: Daylight Savings Time is less than 2 weeks away!  Who's looking forward to that?! (ME!)


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

It ALWAYS Snows on Tuesdays.

I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed, or maybe it's a Minnesota thing, but it has snowed for about the last 4 or so Tuesdays.  What the?!

Look at that GREEN GRASS- oh, we miss that around here!!!
I'm getting pretty desperate for a new friend around here.  Even Dad (who thinks less is more) is mentioning the notion of a foster dog, and how we need one.  Dad never says that- so you know I'm getting pretty needy! ;-)

There's nothing too exciting going on inside the house these days...I want my sprinkler time!!!
Bosses FINALLY found a newer and bigger bed over the weekend.  So, now I get so lounge around onthat.  Boss managed to snag the mattress for FREE off a website called "Freecycle".  Before you go judging my boss on how disgusting "used" mattresses are, let me tell you that it was brand-new!!!! Some people were downsizing and got this mattress a year ago, had it in a guest room, and never actually used it.  So.....Boss and her dad went to pick it up, drove it home, and now it's like heaven on Earth here.  Gotta love good deals! (That means that since they didn't spend the money on a bed, that they can spend that extra $$ on a fence for me and my foster sibs!) <----can someone pitch this idea to my Bosses?!

Mmmmmm, I love gnawing on Bosses' firewood. So tasty.
Anywho- it's filthy cold out here.  Still.  However, it's warming up, and Daylight Savings is less than 2 weeks away!  Anyone looking forward to late nights on the patio or deck again?  I sure am.  I'm pretty ready to get out in the yard and chase that sprinkler, gnaw on Bosses' firewood, you know, all that fun stuff! :)

What are you looking forward to?

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Golden(doodle) Birthday Pawty

Happy Monday, Everyone!

Running around greeting all my pup friends!
I want to tell you alllllllll about the loads of fun I had a little while back at a little thing I call a doggie birthday "paw"ty.

My two brothers, Chester and Dylan, greeting all their friends.
Boss keeps in contact with my foster mom, another rescue volunteer, who keeps in contact with many of her dog acquaintances and friends.  So, every year, one of her Goldendoodles, Kraelyn, has a birthday pawty with her siblings!  (Also: Kraelyn and Spencer the Goldendoodle are siblings! So, Happy Birthday to Spencer, too!)  The dogs invite all their doggie friends over to an indoor play area, where we have a crazy fun time.

Love me some lap time with the Big Boss :)
"Dylan, get off me!  I can't fight on my back!" I say
"The door to the outside...my favorite place!"...says everyone at the door to the potty area.
It's Hunter!  What a good little boy!
My daddy, Roy, was there too!  He's getting much better.
"WELCOME BACK FROM THE POTTY AREA, GEORGES!" says everyone chasing him
My "paw"fect parents, Nicole and Roy.
I'm actively looking for fun playmates :)
Bailie and Joy love to fetch super soggy tennis balls!
Annie kept staring at Boss, so she took her picture.
Hunter likes to play with my brothers- and get chased!
"Uhh, Chester, no time to look back- keep running!"
"Oh, really?! Don't you take that treat ball away from me!!!"
"Walk awayyy.....walk away." says little Annie in the back when she sees Georges and Chester pretending to be Lion King...
"GET HUNTER!!!" I say as he scuttles off to the other side of the room.
Alright, crew!  We've assembled.  Now we must team up on Hunter!!!
Bailie played a lot of fetch!
"It's okay, Hunter, you're in good hands!  We'll help you hang out with the right crowd!" says Chester, with a conforting hug.
Chester's had a pretty intense day!  Time for a break. Whew.
Oh no!!! He got away!!!
The young and restless youngin' bunch :)
See what I mean?  Even Hunter was with us at the time!  He loved the playtime- I'm not so sure he ever has seen 30 dogs in one room! :)

Have you ever been to a large puppy party? :)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thoughtless Thursday: Happy Trails, Hunter

Good news, and bad news.

The good news:  Hunter was adopted!  He went home a few days ago with his new "furever family".  They live down in Iowa with a very nice older couple.  Know what's really cool?  His new mom and dad host a campground in the sumertime.  Uh, lucky dog!!! He gets a lake, a 5th wheel camper, and 2 humans all to himself!  And the couple's kids have furry children for him to play with, along with naked puppies (they call these babies?) to play with, too (under very close supervision because of his history, of course).  Sounds like a doggie heaven to me!

Always curious Hunter
The bad news:  I am going stir crazy over here.  I've been trying to engage in play with my kitty sibs, Thor and Allie- they do not like all this new-found attention.  Huh.  So, I'm a lonely pup again, waiting for a new foster sibling to call my very own.  Boss says that she's got another pup in the works for me- we'll find out tonight if this doggy's medical situation will work in our house.  So, I'll keep you posted with any new details of a new friend for me!

Here's our little photo "tribute" to my best bud, Hunter.  We miss you terribly, but we know you're so happy in your new home!  Happy trails, Hunter!

Such a stoic Hunter!
Hunter's a very playful guy.

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