Thursday, January 28, 2010


Any of you vintage-monster buffs? If so, you'll recognize this handsome bloke who famously terrorized Tokyo:

Well, substitute a certain Toller (moi), another city (Paris) and add an imaginative Girl Twin (with time on her hands over Christmas break), and here's what you get. Enjoy!

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Clip to Make Our Humans Smile

Is your human in a grumpy mood today?  Or are you "in the doghouse" for something you did recently?
Show your human this clip...between the catchy song extolling our virtures, to the gorgeous whimsical artwork which accompanies it, your human will be smiling in no time, all will be forgiven, and you will find yourself showered with kisses and treats!

And if you're a dead ringer for any of the doggies in the paintings, many of them are for sale as posters, cards, etc. by the artist Nancy Schutt:  She even does custom work.  I'm waiting for a Toller to show up in one of her paintings.


Friday, January 8, 2010

New Year, New Schedule

This is how I took the news when my human told me she was returning to the workplace after nearly 11 years at home.  Not.  Well.
She assured me it won't be that traumatic...she's working part-time, three days a week, and hopes to keep it that way.  So that still leaves two days a week all for me, plus the weekends.  But I'm not convinced...we'll see how it goes.
My human's pretty jazzed about "using her brain again", whatever that means...she gets to work in a very cool section of NYC called Soho, which has lots of neat shops.  A couple days ago, she saw Kiefer Sutherland at the shop where she was buying was full of foreign tourists and no one else recognized him.  She said he was a lot shorter than he looks on TV (but still cute!).
I just wanted you all to know that I won't be commenting/posting as often as I used to, but I won't be going away and will do my best to keep up with all my furiends' goings-on.
Don't forget about me, m'kay??

Saturday, January 2, 2010

I Turned One Today!

Yes, 365 days ago I entered the world, much to everyone's surprise (and I nearly didn't make it).

We had a low-key celebration, which was just fine by me since I don't like having a fuss made over me.

Check out my party hat, courtesy Girl Twin and her friend Alex

These were my pressies


This was my special cake from a doggy bakery (chosen by Girl Twin, of course)

My family & friends sang Happy Birthday (boy, were they off-key!!)

I got that cake out of Girl Twin's hand lickety-split, since I didn't want to have to share (they should've gotten me a bigger cake!)...

...and proceeded to inhale it (including the crumbs).  You only turn 1 once, right?!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Iceskating for Dogs

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!! Have you ever tried iceskating? It's so much fun!
I went to the off-leash park for a hike with my neighbors, Lola the yellow lab and Rosie the Maltipoo. It's been furry cold here this week (in fact, more of that fluffy white stuff is falling from the sky right now). So there were patches of ice all along the fields and backwoods trails.

Here's another:

We even found a frozen tennis ball...I tried with all my might to get it out but it wouldn't budge. Even the hoomans couldn't free it.

I thought these frozen leaves were especially pretty:

I love going in the woods with Lola and Rosie; we have so much fun together! Rosie is Lola's new sister and she keeps up with us "big" dogs just fine. She's a big dog in a little dog's body.

I'll leave you with a clip of us playing ball...who do you think was the fastest pup?!


Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Howlodays!


erry Christmas to all my furiends!

Did Santy Paws visit you?  He left me some yummy chewies, some squeakies and a stuffy!  Guess he turned a blind eye to my counter-surfing and inappropriate chewing this year (heh-heh).

May you all get some good scraps at dinner tonight!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Waiting for Santy Paws

No, that's not doggy dandruff.  That fluffy white stuff started to fall from the sky again on Saturday.

And kept falling...and falling...and falling...

I was sure that meant that Santy Paws was on his way, with lots of bones and stuffies and balls for all the good doggies of the world.

There!  Up in the sky!  I see Rudolph's red nose!

No no no!!!  They're flying right over my house!  I've been a good doggy this year, Santy, I promise!  Come baaaaaaaaaaaaack!!

Lemme out!  I gotta get Santy to turn around!!!

Oops!  My was just a plane.