Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fare Thee Well, My Friend

Clancy Pooh
(April 2, 1999 - November 9, 2011)

He passed away peacefully at home with his family after a short, but vigilant battle with cancer.

He will be missed by many.

Our hearts are broken.

We'll meet you again in the ether, my friend.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dog Days of Summer

This has been a great first Summer in Portland. I really like my big backyard and the great weather. But my favorite thing about this Summer was going to the beach with Sarah and JB.

On a last-minute whim we headed out to the coast for Labor Day. I was so excited! I haven't been to the Oregon coast yet. I've been to the East-coast beaches of North Carolina, the Gulf-coast beaches of Alabama and Florida, West-coast beaches of Malibu and Humboldt California, but never to the Pacific Northwest beaches. But now I have!

We went to Seaside, OR and Astoria, OR. We played in the sand a little. Got our feet wet and cruised back home.

Here's some pictures from our trip.

There was a rusty old shipwreck.


Blue sky and clouds.

Birdies that wouldn't play with me :-(

That's okay because I was just relaxing and enjoying the view.
What's you favorite part of your Summer?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I can't get no...

I have mentioned many times before that I LOVE squirrels.

All my life I've been trying really hard to make friends with them, but it just never works out.

They move so fast and climb so high in the trees that I can't even get close to them.

Here is music video that Sarah and Jason made of me chasing squirrels. See how excited they make me?!?

One time, I lived in a house in Alabama that had hundred-year-old oak trees all around it.

In the Fall, it rained acorns. I would sit on my screen porch and watch the squirrels run around gathering nuts for the winter.

Sometimes I would break out of the porch (bad doggie, I know, but I couldn't resist) and try to catch one of those furry fellas, but they were so much faster than me.

I would wait and wait at the bottom of the tree for them to come down, but they would tease me and jump from tree to tree right above my head. Gosh that made me so crazy!!

I wagged my tail, just like they did, until it was almost bald underneath!

Sometimes I even dream about catching squirrels!

Now, at my house in Oregon, there are a lot of squirrels. I'm still trying to make friends with them, but I'm not having any luck!

I just wanna play with them. Maybe a little chasin' and then some snugglin'.

But I just can't get no...satisfaction (or squirrels).

I hope you catch whatever you dream about!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Finding The Perfect Spot

You know...that spot...that's just perfect. The.Perfect.Spot.

Well I found one today and mmmm was it nice.

I encourage every one of you to go out and roll in the grass!

It's one of my favorite past times.

Hope you find your perfect spot.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Since I turned 10

Wow! So much has happened since I turned 10 last month, I don't even know where to start!

I've been on tons of car rides. I love being the lookout dog!

My friend Trill came over and we played in the yard. Isn't he handsome?

Then I got a professional haircut, not a mutt cut like last time.

Here is a before picture.

And here is an after picture.

I can actually see again! The hair was so long, it was curling into my mouth and choking me and also hanging in front of my eyes. This is much better.

They trimmed my ears up pretty good. Now they look like radar detectors.

The weather has been getting nicer here in Portland, so we have been sitting outside a lot more.

I like the sun, but sometimes it burns my sensitive skin so I try to stay at least partially covered.

Here I am hiding under Sarah's chair. I don't want to get wrinkles from the sun! I have to be careful of these things now that I'm up there in double digits.

We also had central A/C installed. It was a pretty big production.

I'm so happy because it's not healthy for me to get really hot in the house while no one is home during the day.

Our landlord is so nice t0 us. He even planted a maple tree that he grew himself in our backyard.

I can't wait for it to get big enough to have squirrels in it. We named it Mabel the maple tree.

Sheesh, that's a lot of stuff to tell about. I think it's time for a nap in one of my favorite napping spots -- JB's office/music room.

I love all my cushions.

See you again soon and don't be a stranger!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Birthday Ball

I had an amazing 10th birthday! Over the weekend, Jason and Sarah took me to PetSmart and they let me pick out a new toy. I was so excited to go shopping. Look how fast my tail was wagging!

I REALLY liked the birdies and wished I could've have taken one of those home to play with, but they thought I might be too ruff with it. They were probably right. So instead of a birdie, I got this great ball.

I had a purple one just like it for the last 3 YEARS! I have had so many great times with it, but now it's all chewed up and kind of nasty and the rope comes out.

But this new red one makes me CRAZY!

I LOVE to lick it and slobber all over it!

I played with the ball SO much, Sarah and Jason had to put it up until I could get control of myself.

So I just chilled out on the porch and dreamed about my ball and playing with it MORE the next day.

Then for my birthday dinner, they had sushi and I had EDAMAME.

I LOVE edamame (the beans not the husks). Soybeans are really good for doggies as long as they don't have any seasoning on them (the internet told me so). Look at me catch them in the air!

This is the ONLY trick that I do (like I've said before, I'm no circus dog). But Sarah and Jason think it is so funny that they'll give me extra treats if I catch them in the air, so I humor them.

We ended the weekend with Jason playing his guitar and singing birthday songs to me in the sunshine.

I couldn't have asked for a better birthday!

All in all, I had a BALL!