Thursday, March 3, 2011

Why Penny's Back Door Friends Are The Best

When I (Penny) first met my dog walkers in October I was very tiny and very unsure of the world around me so they scooped me up and started introducing me to as many four-legged friends as pawsible. Luckily, I didn't have to travel far to meet my two newest friends, Thunder and Spirit, because

they are back door neighbors! They are also the loudest singers and whiners on the whole block making it impawsible not to notice them, believe me!

At first, I was afraid of them because they were much furrier, noisier, and taller than I was but when the first snow fell I turned into a very brave little Cavalier who looked forward to

running up their path

that led to the best yard on the block;

Thunder (on the porch) and Spirit's yard,

because they always welcome me with a song 

and a friendly sniff!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (Almost)

Visiting With Buddha at The Phuoc Dien Temple in  Manchester, NH, with Chloe (in my arms) and Jesse!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

And The Winner Of The Silly Saturday Photo Caption Contest Winner Is....

Hey there! It's me, Ella, and I want you to know that every caption won my paw of approval but my pet sitter could said I had to choose the silliest one of all and I chose ... 

"Now, I know that recipe for dog treats was in one of these magazines...where was it?" by Tracy from My Thoughtful Spot 


I need to do something while my humans are at work, right? And what better hobby is there than as a dog treat chef?

Don't forget to congratulate Tracy for becoming our newest Silly Saturday Hall Of Fame Member and for writing a silly caption too!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ella Needs A Caption For The Silly Saturday Photo Caption Contest!

When I traded a career as a school teacher for a career as a professional pet sitter I had no idea that both children and dogs can find plenty of things to do when they are left to their own devices. Take Ella, for example, who found plenty of things of do rip read destroy before I arrived to take her for a walk. I looked at the floor and then I looked at Ella who was not hanging her head in shame; instead she was smiling and ready to be photographed.

All I could do was laugh at the situation and get rid of the evidence but if you were me what would you have said? What do you think was on Ella's mind when I took her picture?  

Here's your chance to speak for Ella or for me or BOTH in a caption so put on your thinking caps because....

The lucky winner will -

  • receive a silly gift from me in the mail

  • be added to my SILLY SATURDAY HALL OF FAME on my sidebar and you'll be envied by all of the residents of Blogville.

And the details of the contest are -

  •  To play along you must follow my blog. When captioning, please tell me if you are following me via GFC, e-mail, or RSS. I will follow you back too!
  •  Caption the silly photo.
  •  Enter as many times as you wish.
  •  Come back to check out your silly competition throughout the day.
  •  Contest ends at NOON (EST)  - SUNDAY, 2/27!
  • The silly winner will be announced tomorrow afternoon (or sooner if Daisy wakes me up on time)!



Friday, February 25, 2011

Follow Friday 4 Fill-In Fun

 Each Friday, Hilary from Feeling Beachie will list four statements with a blank for blog hoppers to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at feelingbeachie(AT)gmail(DOT)com If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop!

This week’s fill-ins from Hilary:

1) I can’t help it, but every time I go to the grocery store, I ________.

2) No one believes I like ______ as much as I do.

3) My ____ is my least favorite part of my physical appearance.

4) The first time I cooked for my significant other, I made ___________.

And my responses to them are:

1) every time I go to the grocery store, I leaf through People magazine while my fiance' and I are in the check-out aisle and as a result I am in tune with the goings on in Hollywood while Amos is in tune with the price of the groceries! 

2) No one believes I like going to the gym as much I do. I've been a gym rat for approximately 20 years and it has helped me relax, vent, and feel better after a long day at work. 

3) My _______ is the least favorite part of my physical appearance. 

I do not like the upper part of my nose because a scar resides there. If it didn't turn red when I'm cold or overheated I would probably deal with it much better than I do. The fact that I fell face forward onto a rock in a calm stream while hiking only adds to my shame of having a permanent scar. Amen.

4) The first time I cooked for my significant other, I made ___________.  

I cooked chicken pot pie as a birthday gift for my fiance'and all went well until I took my eyes off the timer and as a result part of the pie was burnt. Amos was remarkably understanding of my plight and he ate the entire serving without complaints. Several years later, however, Amos commented that my effort was extremely heartfelt but the meal was not as yummy as I had hoped it would be but he applauded my effort!

What are your answers to these 4 questions? We all want to know so please pawticipate!

How Cats Know They Are Loved

If there was ever a human who was truly in love with her cat it would be Mia's mom because she clearly had her cat in mind when she chose a color scheme for her bedroom and Mia couldn't have been more delighted. 

After all, what cat wouldn't love matching purrfectly with a black and white bedspread?

or with a black and white bathing area? 

Or with a black and white toilet and shower?

An adored cat named Mia, that's who!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


What is Thankful Fur 3 Friends Thursday? Well, Daisy, Buster, and Henry are glad you asked because they have all the answers!

  • For starters, Daisy, Buster, and Henry want to meet new friends and they heard that blog hops are the way to do it!
  • If you are a brand new follower be sure Daisy, Buster, and Henry can see your face at the top of the page (via Google Friend Connect) because if you do that then your face will be seen right here next Thursday!   
  •  Remember, if you are one of the first 3 friends who publicly follow our blog TODAY you will be seen right here next Thursday!
  • Be sure to leave a comment requesting to be featured next week ALONG WITH permission to snatch a photo from your blog OR you can email one to us. 
  •  Last but not least, YOU MUST follow our blog and our hostess, Feeling Beachie, and we will follow you back! We promise!

This blog hop is not only for new friends but current friends as well so don't be shy! Introduce yourself, make new friends, and have fun! 

1. Our first new furend is a 5 year old White Aussie named Bindi who lives with her humans, Megan and Brad, in sunny Piedmont, South Carolina. Besides blogging with her mom, Bindi  loves to cuddle, give kisses, and take naps.  When she's not playing with her favorite rope toy she is taste testing her mom's homemade dog treats!

2. Our second set of furends are Rosie (on the left) and Erin who live with their talented photographer and gardener blog mom in Iowa. Their pack member and furend, Quasi Boy, passed away in January at the age of 12 but they have they have their cat "siblings", Jon Pickles and Callie Cat, to comfort them.

 3. Meet Father Tom, a Maine Coon cat who works everyday in his owner's studio as a muse and the inspiration for the other Father Tom, a parish priest who makes a regular appearance in the Temptation Parish Series , written by J.R. Mackenzie. Go ahead, let the spirit move you to read all about feline Father Tom's blog his adventures here!

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Powerless Weekend For Buster And What He Did About It

On the weekends I like to relax on the top of my purrsonal warming machine because that's where my mom likes to hang out while she writes to all of our blogging furends but this past weekend was a D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R with a capital "D" all because of the wind! Yep, you read that right....the wind was so nasty on Friday night that it knocked down a tree and knocked out our power! Yep, our lights went out, our television shut off, and most purrsonal heater gave my belly the chills. 

 But do you know what's worse than losing a purrsonal heater for the weekend? Losing my relaxing weekend routine, that's what! So in case you want to feel sorry fur me, here's what I lost out on this weekend:

Furst of all, I just couldn't relax in front of the tv because it was black all weekend long and that made me very uptight. Can't you tell?

 And I did not poke around in my cat tree either because the wind was sure to find me up there so  I decided to make up my own routine....

sleep, sleep, and more sleep!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Travels With Jesse, My Dog Walking Assistant

Here I am (Jesse) in one of my favorite seats in the world; my pet sitter's car seat! Yup, I got to ride with Miss April to a bunch of places because she says I am such a good dog walking assistant because I don't pull her when we walk, I don't bark, and I definitely don't growl. So now that I am all comfy in April's co-pilot seat I am going to take you to our first destination.....

Tundra's house! As you can see, I am quite attracted to my Samoyed pal but who wouldn't be? I swear, his fur is as fluffy as

Tundra's cat, Holly! I keep thinking that if I stare at her long enough she'll hop off that chair and start playing with me but so far I'm out of luck!

 At the next house, my dog walker introduced me to Monkey, a mini-dachshund mix, who took one look at April's car and then hopped right behind the driver's seat! Ummm....excuse me, Monkey? This isn't the time or the place for monkey business! We aren't going for a drive, silly! 

And of course, visiting Monkey is just as purrfect as visiting Tundra because Monkeys' cat sister, Cassie, is the cat's meow! Cassie liked me so much that I was tempted to take her home with me!

And so there you have it! I hope you liked traveling with me today because I'm going to give you another tour soon!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Alex The Cat Goes To School

Who knew that participating in Alex the cat's "Hey, Want A Piece Of Me?" giveaway would encourage a first grade boy named Lenox focus on his lessons in class? And who knew that a simple yet silly bumper sticker would make a sometimes grumpy/sometimes bored student giggle and smile? 

Just like any child who is sometimes bored and sometimes grumpy, Lenox finds ways to amuse himself and one of the "amusing" things he did was to tear his name tag to shreds yesterday morning.  When I found that out, I knew Alex the cat would be the perfect replacement: not only was he indestructible but he would also be the purrfect spy

Before Alex found his true calling as a spy he was living on the cover of my tutoring notebook which turned him into a sometimes bored/sometimes grumpy cat but I didn't know where to place him until Lenox came along.

When I introduced Lenox to Alex it was love at first sight! Silly Lenox immediately began moving Alex from one side of the table to the other to see if Alex's eyes would follow him and when he passed the test Lenox said,"Alex is really watching me!"

So I sacrificed my prized bumper sticker this afternoon in the hopes that Lenox will feel especially loved and watched over tomorrow and all through the year! I hope Lenox smiles as soon as he sees his constant  friend tomorrow morning! 

What do think his reaction will be? Do you think he'll be on his best behavior from now on?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Daisy's Bone Has Been Picked: Part Two

Hello Ladies and Gents, I'm Daisy Lindahl. You know I had a bone to pick last night so now you're going to hear ... the rest of the story...


My humans drove me to a place I couldn't wait to get to...the V-E-T-S office...and as soon as my dad found a parking space I couldn't wait to get in that office! My dad's arm was practically pulled out of its socket but I didn't care! My vet had a bone to pick and I was ready for her help! See how serious I am? And speaking of "See", can you see that mean 'ol bone under my nose?

And here I am watching my dad sign my life away write his name on a piece of paper where he had to promise to not blame the vet if anything goes wrong during minor surgery! 

Excuse me, dad? mom? Vet lady? I don't think my problem is minor at all! This is a MAJOR problem! And did I hear the vet say that something could go wrong and that my dad can't blame you fur it? What the dog?

And here's proof that nothing went wrong at all! The vet lady used a crowbar bolt cutters to get the bone off but I didn't feel a thing! In fact, I was sleeping and dreaming about all of my furends the whole time! 

Thank you, vet lady, for making me look less ridiculous in less than 2 hours! Don't I look prettier without a mean 'ol bone glued stuck on my face? It should because it was a $300.00 makeover!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Daisy Has A Bone To Pick!

 I guess Isabella and I have a lot in common because this afternoon I didn't want to look at anyone but I did not have the case of the worry wrinkles. No siree! Instead, I got myself in a bit of a jam and I was so embarrassed! Can you see what is attached to my lower jaw?


Couldn't see it? Well, here's a closer look for you to admire gasp at! That's right, folks, I took my marrow bone chewing a little too seriously and it is stuck! I tried to get the darned thing off me but I can't get the bone over my teeths!

If you think I look scared you should see hear my humans now! They are super worried about me and that's why I am seeing my V-E-T in just a few minutes! Wish me luck! 

P.S. Take it from me, don't ever chew on marrow bones without your humans present or you will have a bone to pick!

Wish me luck! Daisy

A Worrisome Valentine's Day For Isabella


I didn't want to look at anybody yesterday because I had a case of "worry wrinkles" and the reason for that was all because of Valentine's Day!

See, I was worried that my best girlfriend, Daisy, wouldn't like the Valentine's card and Target gift card I picked out fur her. I like to think of myself as an expert shopper but what if I lost my shopping mojo? I can't face (hee-hee) it, I tell you!

I think I got my Target shopping skills from my mom and she ALWAYS has her shopping mojo going on so I hope I made the right choices for Daisy! I mean, who wouldn't like a card with my picture on it AND have it sing every time it is opened? And what dog wouldn't want to hear a card sing, "Bow wow yippee yay yippee yay", anyway?

It turned out that Daisy was a little bug-eyed when her card started making lots of noise so I just had to tell her the truth; the card was singing just for her, my Valentine pal and she gave me the sloppiest kiss and a paw of approval for choosing the very best Valentine ever! She also said she can't wait to buy me something with the gift card! Awww, Daisy, you don't have to do that but I accept! I accept!

As soon as Daisy thanked me for her gifts something amazing happened to my face! I lost my worry wrinkles! Can you see how relaxed and beautiful I look now? Sigh!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Give your furry ones a great big hug and a kiss this Valentine's Day from Henry, Buster, and Daisy! Have a warm and fuzzy day, everyone!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Smilin' Smokey Announces The Silly Saturday Caption Winners!

 Have you been sitting in front of your computer all day just itchin' to find out who wrote the silliest captions about me AKA Smokin' Hot Smokey and my pet sitter? Well, it took me all day to decide because I had to take lots of pee-my-pants breaks while reading laughing deciding who should win and the best caption fur the above picture was,

"Just remember ladies, good things don't always come in small packages!" by Maggie Mae

Good job, gurl! How abouts we go on a date instead of getting a silly prize in the mail? Bark back at me, gurl!

And I think this picture was the most popular of all because (let's face it, gurls) my abs are fab! Hee! Hee! Anyway, I finally decided on this one.....

"If you were in my paws, you'd be in heaven..." by Rudy - The Dog With A Blog 

Gee, Rudy, on top of all of the guide dog training you do, you still have the silly gene! Good fur you! 

So, go ahead and bow down to our Silly Saturday Hall of Fame and Silly Saturday Photo Caption Winners! Congrats and thank you ALL for joining in on this fun contest!