Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Under a Christmas Tree

Coco Playing with AliceThe picture above shows me playing with my friend Alice under a Christmas Tree in the Wasatch Mountains.

Yep, it's snowing. But, as a ruff and tumble doggie, I've learned to shake off the snow. (Note, I compressed the shot to fit in the margins. Click on it to see the full picture.)

My favorite picture from this set is of a small snow covered Christmas Tree.

My human likes a picture of a snow covered Mountain Mahogany. Go figure?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Contract Signed with a Handshake

As a doggie traditionalist, I believe in honoring contracts sealed with a firm handshake.

When I first learned to sit and shake. We were infact agreeing to a contract in which the doggie would get seven snoutfuls of kibbles a day (interchangeable with an occasional slice of bison) and three walks a day.

I am deeply troubled to report that this doggie does not (I repeat) this doggie does not get all the walks and all the kibbles that she desires.

I only get three bowls of kibbles a day, and often only one walk. I repeat that. I often only get one walk.

This is unacceptable.

My name is Coco. I've lived up to my side of the contract. Human, now it is time for you to live up to yours!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dear Sandy Paws

Dear Sandy Paws,

I've been a good doggie for these last seven dog years. I've barked at the things that need barking at and chased the things needing chased.

For Christmas I would like a puppy. I promise to share my food and water bowl with the puppy (assuming my humans start putting more kibbles in the bowl).

For the pack ... I would like a buffalo. I've always dreamed of the pack taking down a buffalo in the wild.

Yours truly,

Coco, the dog.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pet Projects

My Human was all excited about this teaparty thing going on in politics, and even applauded the election of a few teaparty candidates.

I've learned that whenever the humans get excited about something, the doggies better watch out.

Anyway, the scuttlebut is that these teaparty candidates want to stop funding the pet projects of elected officials to save taxpayers money.

I happen to be a pet, and I like the idea of spending money on pet projects.

I am not one of those taxpayer thingies that my human likes so much.

So, I don't like what I am hearing about taking away from pet projects and giving the money back to these taxpayers.

I am almost to the point of saying the dogs should demand the right to vote.

Of course, voting is human work and us dogs don't stoop to human work.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Breaking the Flying Disc Habit

Aerobie Dogobie Flying DiscDoc told me to cut back on the frisbee.

Breaking a flying disc habit is easier said than done.

Not a full two days passed and I met a cute young pup playing fetch in the dog park. This pup was playing with an Aerobie Dogobie flying disk.

My human bought one of these this summer. We played with it once, then my human lost it. Can you believe that?

The Dogobie is the best flying disk I've used to date.

Anyway, since this two year old pup was new to fetch, I thought I should ignore the pain and so it how a real frisbee dog fetches frisbee.

After playing frisbee, we played a game of keep the frisbee away from the puppy. Then we played a game of chest buts with a round of my favorite game ... bitey face.

The doc may have me on a glucosomine regimine, but this still has what it takes to be the alpha dog in the pack.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Frisbee Fetching Days Are Over

Joint Support PlusDoc says my knees are shot, and that this little doggie's frisbee fetching days are over.

A lab is the best of all doggies. The one problem is that we suffer a genetic predisposition to arthritis.

In my puppyhood, I would jump for the frisbee so high that I thought I would never land again.

It was glorious.

Anyway, I went to the vet yesterday and got an x-ray. My humans thought I was limping because of my snake bite ... but I shook that off months a go. An x-ray showed damage around the knees. So, the doc put me on a regimen of Joint Support Plus with a megadose of Glucosomine.

I still run like the wind ... so I think I will concentrate on swimming and hikes in the woods.

Who knows, maybe with some physical training and rehab work, I will still be able to work in a frisbee fetch or two. So, I'm keeping the paws crossed and hoping for the best.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Cards

While, I got my Christmas cards all done and sent in the mail. This year I sent cards to Cash, Bono, Kyle, Archimedes and other doggie friends. I also sent cards to the nieces and nephews of my extended human pack. Human children seem to enjoy getting greetings cards ... from a dog.

This year I sent cards by 3D Paper Greetings. This company makes fun cards that fold out into a tree ornament. That's why i was in such a rush to send them out early.

My humans tend to put off sending cards until the last minute. BTW, I used coupon mysave10 to get a discount on the cards.

3D Paper Greetings