Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pooches on the Green

Yesterday we went to a St. Patrick's Day dog festival at the City Park. It was so much fun! Here are some pictures.

There was an agility course but I didn't do it. I don't really like being told what to do, it's not like I'm a circus dog or something.

I met a lot of doggie friends.

But this guy was my favorite.

I LOVE big dogs.

I really had to extend myself to get to know him better ;-)

Then we went home and I took a nap and dreamed about all the new smells I smelled today.

I was one pooped pooch! Thanks for taking me, Sarah and JB! I had a great time.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Things I did this winter

Dear cousins,
It was great to hear from you both. I'm glad you're having a nice mild winter in Arkansas. We moved to Portland just in time for winter and boy, has it been cold! We had the "Arctic Blast 2008" right around Christmas.

I had fun playing in the snow. But then it just kept snowing and snowing. It got so bad, my tummy would touch the snow and I COULDN'T SEE MY FEET! I still went out looking for squirrels everyday --I think they were hibernating.

Thank goodness I had my fleece coat with flannel lining.

Sarah got cabin fever and made some booties out of a fleece bathrobe and a vinyl makeup bag.

It was a good idea, but they were a flop.

Other than the super-duper cold weather, this winter has been pretty uneventful. I spent a lot of time looking out of windows.

And I also did a lot of sleeping on the futon with my hippos. Grammie got me a little bitty gray one when they were visiting in January. Thanks Grammie! I love hippos.

I am really excited about Spring and Summer in Portland. I got a small taste of sunlight the other day and it was so sweet!

Please stay in touch. I love email. You can send a message to me at

May the sun always shine on your nose and the cold snow never freeze your toes.

Love always,
Clancy Pooh

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Letter from Bostons

I just received an email from my cousins in Arkansas. Their names are Amos and Annie and they are Boston Terriers and absolutely hilarious. I thought you might get a kick out of what they have been up to this winter.
Dear Cousin Clancy,

We hope all is well with you in the Pacific Northwest. Annie and I have been having a very nice winter here in Arkansas.

Poppa took us to the country club golf course a few times and it was very much fun. (Annie is in the blue shirt and I'm in the red shirt.)

We got to ride in the golf cart some but then we just ran for most of the time. We only did the front 9 because we got tired real quick.

Other than that, we have been spending a lot of time looking out windows.

We have also done a lot of sleeping on the furniture.

We hope that your winter has been just a fun and relaxing as ours. You can see more pictures of how we fill our days on Flickr here.

We love you and miss you very much,
Amos and Annie (The Bostons)

May your cushions always be soft and your window blinds always be open.

I was so glad to hear from them. I love them a lot. I will reply to them soon and I will share that with you guys too. (I'll have to send them a link to my blog so they can see what I am doing :-)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I've been told that times are ruff right now and that's why I couldn't go to the groomer for a real haircut. That's okay.

One time, Sarah cut my hair with scissors and my Poppa Jim said it looked like she put my schnoz in a pencil sharpener. That's okay.

One time, we paid a lady to cut my hair, and she just kept shaving and shaving and shaving. I tried to tell her to STOP, but I can't talk, ya know. She cut it so short you could see the liver spots on the top of my head. We didn't even know I had liver spots! I had to wear a hat for a month. That's okay.

We've been in these kinds of situations before, and I'm the kinda doggie that will take one for the team, so I didn't put up a fight. I just gave into the MUTT CUT. Cause it's OKAY!

Here's some pictures of JB cuttin my hair in the garage.

I love it when JB takes charge. He has strong hands -- I feel safe with him.

This is what I looked like before they started clipping. My face was SO furry!

They said I was a really good doggie. They even gave me treats so I wouldn't jump off the table (I wouldn't have really jumped, I just wanted some snausages ;-)

Then we put all the clippings in the compost heap so the birdies and squirrels (I love squirrels, did I mention that?) could use it to make nests.

It kinda looks like me out there hiding under the tree, huh? But it's not. I was inside getting a BATH!! That's the worst part. I immediately rolled around on the carpet like a crazy dog to get that wet stuff off of me.

I have to admit, for his first MUTT CUT, JB did a pretty good job.

At least I can see again. My eyebrows were so long I looked like Lloyd Bridges (or at least that's what JB told me, I don't know who Lloyd Bridges is, I'm a dog!).

Well, at least my hippos still love me no matter what I look like. I think I look like a possum, maybe now I can infiltrate their lair. (Oh wait, did I say that out loud? Don't tell the possums, k?)