Nov 28, 2007

About the Woofless Wednesday Photo!

Maybe I should have told you all that this photo in my Woofless Wednesday post is not of my adopted siblings. It's not even one Mom took, or anyone else that we know. It was sent to Mom in an email that had all sorts of cool photographs of critters in different poses. Mom chose one for her blog that is a hand holding 3 tiny baby hedgehogs and they are very cute. Mom has adopted 3 budgie birds but none of them would be this nice to our cat Shadow. Mom is trying to tame one of 'em but it looks crazy to me. The darn thing keeps biting the hand that feeds it. Mom's had to shake that thing off her hands so many times. The bird is in its cage on the table where Mom does her computer work, and the bird sits in the corner as close as it can get to Mom, it even makes funny little noises when Mom talks to it... then she puts her hand near it and CHOMP, it gets her again. Stupid bird!!

Anyway, whatever people took my Woofless Wednesday photo and Mom's and the other ones in the email all deserve recognition for their good work. They should get trophies.

Nov 23, 2007

Friday's Feast #16

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Friday's Feast
Food Fur Smart Dawgs

Imagine that you are deaf, dumb and insensitive to touch. What other image of happiness could you have?

I could smell, see to find my bones, taste my bones, lay at Mom's feet. I'd sure miss those tummy tubs though if I couldn't feel them... and the ear rubs.

Do you collect anything?


When do you start your Christmas?

When Mom brings me home some left over turkey from Auntie M's place.

Main Course
What would you do if you were in a corner and a snake was staring you down?

Bark at it, stomp my front feet in warning to it to leave, and maybe even bite it if it didn't heed my warning.

If you were in the library and had gas - - I'd clear the place out - but that's not likely to happen cuz they don't allow dogs in the library here.

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Nov 21, 2007

Getting Cold Here.

It sure is cold the last few days. Mom makes me go outside sometimes and it's not nice at all... brutal! Mind you, it's not so cold that I don't want to go to the dog park or to ride in the truck with the windows open so I can stick my head out... I seem to manage to do those things, but can't stand going out into the cold to go to the bathroom and stay in my dog house. I'd sure like to go on a vacation to a warm spot for all the winter. I'd take Mom with me, of course, cuz I don't like to be apart from my Mom. Maybe we'd go to Hawaii or to Mexico, or maybe look into Orlando vacation rental homes in Florida and visit Auntie Bee.

Traveling Anything But Light

Have you ever heard of "traveling light"? Well, Mom's heard of it but just can't seem to manage to do it. I don't just mean when we go on a long drive Mom calls a trip or a vacation, I mean anytime. Just going into town she takes all this 'stuff' and has to carry it in bags. In the computer safe back pack she has her laptop computer and electrical cord, even when she knows she won't be able to use it while she's out. Also in there are books for the course she's taking, books for Toastmasters, books to read just cuz. There are CDs in there and pens, pencils, all sorts of other stuff she 'might need'. Then there's her purse with her wallet and camera and who knows what else. Good thing she doesn't wear make up or she'd have to carry that too. Oh ya, some days there's her music binder too so she can go to song rehearsal or sing in church. When going to church, and sometimes for her Toastmaster meetings, she has to take spare shoes cuz her boots make dirt on the floor cuz we have dirt in our yard and not pavement. I think Mom might need professional help... or a Samsonite.

I love Our Truck

One thing that I like more than almost anything is going for a ride with Mom in our truck. Every time she leaves home I want to be going with her and I'm not at all happy when Mom leaves me home. Sometimes I sit in the truck for a long time waiting for Mom to come back from somewhere, like when she goes to church or to visit Nan. This is okay with me and I know Mom comes back as often as she can to let me out or just to say Hi. People at church often come to our truck to say Hi to me too. Even if I'm just sitting there waiting, I get to see people walking by and sometimes with their dogs, or driving by too. I find this very entertaining. I really like our truck, though I know there are things Mom would like to have done to it. The motor still works real good, but it's really close to 300,000 Km, and that's a lot, so one day that motor will be no good. Mom would like to get a newer motor. Also, Mom wants to get the rust gone and a new paint job on Vaquero. That's the truck's name, Vaquero. Mom says it means Cowboy in Spanish. Her friend Mike gave her 2 bucking horses off a Ford Bronco truck, and she had him put them onto her Ford Ranger, our truck Vaquero. Kinda cool, arf, arf, arf. Maybe she will get a fancy grill for him from billet grille.

To Our Friends to the South


to all my friends in the United States of America

In Canada we have ours in early October.

Wordless Wednesday

From an email

Wishing everyone a Wonderful Week!!!!

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Nov 18, 2007

Manic Monday - Relish

The word my man-ic friend Mr. Mo (a.k.a. Not The Mama) at It's A Blog Eat Blog World chose for us to blog about this week is: - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

I gotta tell ya, I'd really Relish a good raw steak!

but please no
on it.

Though a little of this - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

might be okay as a side dish.

Okay, okay... I was just kittying, wasn't serious.

Have a 'woofenderful' week!

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Blogging Links Us All

You wanna know one of the things Mom and I both really like about being bloggers? It's that we get to meet people from all over the world, and kinda get to know them and make new friends. We both like people, so this is cool. Many of us arf very different from each other, but still we all have blogging in common and through those blogs we often find other things we have in common. Even if we don't have some things in common, we still can pass them on to others we know have interests in that area. Fur example: neither Mom or I ever gave birth and the 'kids' Mom adopted were not hoomans, so we wouldn't be interested in amby baby, but we know that lots of our blogging friends have kids and some are even expecting new babies, so they would be interested in that site. This blogging stuff is sooooo cool!

Games People Play

As a dog, I like to play games, oh not chasing stupid sticks or balls, but playing 'tag' woof other dogs at the dog park is fun. And when there's no dogs to play woof, and I feel really frisky, I like to try playing woof Mom. At times like this I like to play ruff. I jump up on Mom, grabbing her arm in my mouth. I don't really bite hard, but sometimes my teeth kinda accidentally hurt Mom a bit. Mom gets a bit mad at me when I play this game. It's not one she likes.

There are people games too that they like to play woofout us critters. I've heard of xbox 360, and don't know anyone who plays it, but Mom might. Mom has a game she bought cuz Nan was telling Mom about it one time. She was looking for one to buy and couldn't find one, so when Mom saw one in a second hand store when we were on our trip to the Kootenays, she bought it. It was just like new, even still had it's instructions with it. Mom & Nan like playing this game together. If Mom had friends that liked playing games, she'd play lots of 'em cuz she likes that kind of thing.

Nov 12, 2007


The way I like to keep fit is going to the dog park. It's good for me and for Mom cuz she needs to walk too. I like running and playing with all the other dogs up there, and visiting with all their hoomans. This always makes my day on all levels. I feel so wonderful physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually whenever we spend time at the dog park.

Some days, it's rainy and windy, or cold and dreary, or some other reason why we don't go to the dog park. On these kind of days, it would be good to have a treadmill or some fitness equipment.

My beautiful, fit body. Mom loves this one, she thinks I'm so beautiful and she is so lucky. I think she's right

Playing and staying fit

This dog really really does not want to leave the dog park, but it's dad wants to go so is dragging the dog out.

To Move or Not

Sometimes Mom thinks lots about selling this place we live in and moving somewhere else. I don't know what that would be like cuz I've never lived anywhere else since Mom adopted me when I was 7 weeks old, just a baby. I like living here, cuz it's all I know. If Mom moves though, I'll go with her wherever she wants to go. We're a team and we'll stay that way as long as we both live. If Mom finds the energy or whatever it is that's missing from her now days, and she gets this place all cleaned up enough to sell it, she will list it for sale with her sister, My Auntie M. Auntie M used to co-own a real estate franchise, but they sold it and now just work there. Hooman stuff I guess. The other day, Mom took a drive around an RV Resort not far from where we live. It's real nice, but to live in a tiny 'park model' home on a 35'x70' lot and have rules to live by, would cost about as much as we would get for selling the place we're in and we've got way more room and land here. As nice as that place would be, we're not going there.


I'm not allowed on the furniture, but really that's okay. I've never much thought about getting onto the furniture where Mom sits. I used to try to sit in Mom's lap though, when she was on the couch. I'd climb my front up onto her and kinda hug around her waste. My chest would be on Mom's lap, but the rest of me wouldn't fit, arf arf. I haven't done that in awhile, maybe I'll do it again soon. Mom seemed to get a happy laugh out of that. Anyway, the other day we were at Cyndi's place and she invited me up onto the couch with her and Mom, but Mom said no, and that I'm not allowed, so Cyndi stopped trying to get me up there with her. On the internet, I looked at discount furniture, and there is some that I really think would be nice to get on and take a nap.

Here's to Health

If you're not feeling well, I think the best thing to do is to use natural things if you can to feel better. One time I was having some kind of health problems and I'd suddenly have this thing happen with my tummy and I'd be opening my mouth and licking like I had a yucky taste in my mouth. Mom thought maybe it was acid reflux or something. It was for sure a digestive problem. Mom got some very good quality Peppermint Oil (essential oil) and when I'd start to have my problem, Mom rubbed PO onto my front legs and tummy so I would breath it in and it would go in through my skin too. This stopped the problem within seconds.

Today Nan asked Mom to get her some of that good quality Peppermint Oil, cuz Mom used to sell it. Mom's gonna get herself some too cuz she has acid reflux problems and the doctors can't find what's causing it, and can't seem to fix it. She forgot until today about using the oil. I sure hope it works for her like it did for me. I think I need some more too cuz I throw up sometimes.

I sure am happy that we don't need to get Washington DC medical malpractice lawyers involved with anything.


Somewhere I was today, the word verification was: wagfizla
I know what a wag is, but what's a fizla? If it's an extra happy wag, or a wagging party, special dog celebration, then I'm all for it. Let's have a wagfizla!

Happy wagfizla to you!

Manic Monday - Gravy - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

The word my man-ic friend Mr. Mo (a.k.a. Not The Mama) at It's A Blog Eat Blog World chose for us to blog about this week is: - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

I likes gravy...
Beef gravy
Chicken gravy
Buffalo gravy
Gravy on dog food
Gravy on people food
Gravy on a plate
Gravy on the floor
don't matter where you put the gravy, it's good and I'll eat it.

Nov 9, 2007

My Dog Age

Reba's DogAge is 50.5!
That's 9.1 years younger than the average DogAge for Reba's breed.

DogAge is the biological age of your dog, measured in people years. Your dog is lucky to have such a good caretaker. You can make your dog even younger by checking out the details of your results below.

I'll be 9 people years on December 14... one month from now... 9x7=63, so 63 is what most people would say I am in dog years... so guess I'm doing pretty good. Whoof!!

I gotta go play right now, but will be back to 'spain this later.

Nov 8, 2007

Friday's Feast #15

Whoof!!! It's your dynamic doggy chef returned to create a culinary delight for you all to enjoy. Welcome to my 15th
Friday's Feast
Food Fur Smart Dawgs

Which snack do you like to get when you go to the movies?

Duuuuhhhhh.... DOG COOKIES!

What year did you start using the internet?

This year!

What is your first name in Pig Latin? (Here’s how to speak it if you don’t already know!)

Eba Ray... what's so hard about that?

Main Course
Name something you are picky about.

Who comes into our yard... and coyotes coming too close to the yard.

Fill in the blanks: I ____ ____ yesterday and I ____ ____ today.

I ate eggs yesterday and I want more today.

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Nan & Papa

Mom has told me many stories about Nan & Papa.. her Mom & Dad. I like Nan, she's such a tiny little lady, and I weigh more than she does. She's so cute. It's too bad she's a bit scared of me, cuz I'd never hurt her. Mom says it's cuz I gets so excited and could bump Nan and knock her down and break her without meaning to.

Papa sounds like a great guy. He liked dogs and was a farmer much of his life. He was a very strong guy, as was his grandpa, the 'Old English Bobby' who could pick up a 100 pound sack of something in his teeth. He led an incredible life by the sound of things, and he was always Mom's hero.

Unfortunately, Papa had lots of 'health issues' and when he was in his 80s and his life was catching up on him, he had to use incontinence products, like many people do now days. Papa left this earth before I came into Mom's life, when I was about 4 weeks old and still with my birth family, Poppa was 83 and his body just quit working one winter night. Mom still misses him and will always love him.


This comment moderation stuff can be a real PITA. Mom & I keep forgetting to post the wonderful comments we get from peoples. We read them in our Inbox and love them, then forget for a long time that we have to post them now. But we will eventually get the hang of it, so please keep commenting.

We've both been thinking about turning off the comment moderation, and just going back to normal, but then I got another spam comment. I wouldn't mind at all if someone sent me Spam (the sandwich meat) but I don't like spam (unsolicited advertising crap). Anyway, if you can't even leave your name and a link back to you, you obviously don't have pride in what you're trying to sell, you're just in it for the money... if you don't have pride in what you sell, why should anyone want to buy it. Go away, you are NOT welcome here. Somehow this will come back to bite you in the butt!

Nov 7, 2007

Bathroom Lights

I like to have good lights in the bathroom. In order to see both sides of your head properly, and see how pretty you look each day, you need good lighting, and if you're hooman you might wear makeup and need to see good to do that too. The light in our bathroom is not good, it's on one side so you see one side of your head really well, but not the other side of your head. Face it, it bites. We need a nice bar lighting system along the top of the mirrors. Yup, we need new bathroom lights.

The cat food is on top of the bathroom vanity and I need light to figure out how to get my lips on it.

Drug Rehab

I think it is so sad that so many people are so unhappy in their lives, and feel so bad about themselves that they would poison themselves with drugs and alcohol. If they could just understand that they really are 'enough' then they would never take that stuff. I know it's okay to have a little drink of alcohol once in awhile, but it's not good to drink it all the time, or big amounts even once in awhile. And it's real bad to take drugs cuz so many of them own you and your life right from the first time you take them.

If you use drugs or if you use too much alcohol, please go to a drug rehab place and get your life back. You are just as good as everyone else, I promise you this. Universal Mind, also known as God (whether you believe in it or not), created everyone and everyone is good, everyone is 'enough'. Yes, even us dogs.

Business Talk

Do you own your own business? Have you ever thought of starting your own business? Would you need to think about corporate performance management?

Mom sometimes thinks about starting her own business. One idea she had was to open a Dog Cafe. No, silly, not where you eat dogs YUCK, where you can go and take your dog with you. She didn't look into if the laws would let her do such a thing here, but I liked the basic idea. She would have a place where you could sit inside or outside in a nice relaxing spot. There would be tea and coffee and various kinds of desert type treats fur the hoomans and water with different kinds of doggy cookies fur us K9 types. All these would be homemade, fur us K9s and the hoomans. Maybe there'd even be sandwiches fur our hoomans and crumbles fur us dogs.


There are a lot of dogs up at the dog park that like to chase balls and other stuff their hoomans throw for them. There are some pretty cool looking things there that make throwing the balls easier for the hoomans and they fly farther so the dogs get to run farther to get them and bring them back. There are also things called flying squirrels that are almost like square Frisbees, but their not. I don't chase balls, it just doesn't interest me, but lots of dogs like to. I've even seen people, but not at the dog park, who chase their own balls. They use long sticks to hit the little white ball that's layin' on the ground, then they go chase after it and find it so they can hit it again. Mom says those are golf balls.

Mini SD cards

Hi everyone. Welcome back to Reba's Run.

My hooman Mom has been talking a lot lately about getting our house cleaned up and getting rid of stuff we don't have room for anymore. She is so busy all the time that I don't have a clue how she's going to find the time to do any of this, or how she'll figure out what to give away and what to keep. But knowing my Mom, I know she will find a way somehow. I just hope she doesn't get rid of my big bag of food, or my big bag of cookies, not to mention my bones, dishes and my bed. I wish there was more place to put things. I was lookin' on the net today and saw some cool storage things called micro sd, too bad Mom can't get some of those to store her stuff in, but she says those aren't for this kind of storage, something to do with piktures and such instead.

Nov 2, 2007

A Note From Mom

I have a house full of animals and most of them have come to me free off the internet. For the most part, they have come to me healthy and happy, which is a real blessing and something I am very grateful for. I believe all animals should be treated with love and kindness.

I got a pair of budgie birds at one point. They are not at all friendly with me, though are in love with each other, always kissing and such, lol. Lady Bird has a bit of a problem with her beak, though, in that it grows and grows and I have to catch her from time to time to cut it back so she can eat. Not pleasant for me or her, and Tom Tom also gets upset when I chase them around the cage to make the catch, then he hears his lady love when she's squawking her unhappiness to the world. When I do this, I get bitten ... a lot... and it hurts. James, my other budgie came to me more recently from someone who had caught her in a parking lot in Calgary and brought her home to here then wanted to find her a home. She obviously has issues. When ever I put my hand into the cage for any reason, she goes after it to bite me as hard and as often as she possibly can. OUCH! I bought one of those big rope toys for dogs and hung it up in Jamie's cage. She chews and rips at it, I can hear her snapping the threads in it, and this rope in now in pretty 'ruff' shape. I've been working at taming her. A gal at one of the local pet stores said to tame the budgies they have for sale, she holds them and pets them for awhile to get them used to it, they bite but she doesn't let them know it hurts or they'd keep doing it. She said it only takes one or two times of this and the bird is tame and sits on her fingers and such. I've done this with Jamie so many times now that I've lost count. Mostly I can take the pain of her bites, but some days, like today, it's all I can do to not scream and squash the little bitc_.... ummm, errrr... little bitty birdy, ya, that's what I was going to say.... little bitty birdy. She is starting to be a bit tamer, but not a lot. I obviously have a long ways to go yet... but she will either love me one day or she will find a way to kill me.

Hmmmm... maybe I need to check out some term life insurance quotes, life and injury insurance might be just the ticket here.

Hooman Friends

I'm a very fortunate dog. There are a lot of hoomans that like me, even if they've never met me. And even more if they have, arf, arf. I am very grateful fur all those that come here to read my bloggy each week, and especially those that leave me nice words (barks, woofs, licks and other signs of love). I also am grateful fur all the hoomans that pet and talk to me and Mom at the dog park when we make it up there. There is a new friend Mom & I made who has a Afghan/Rotti cross dawg names Levi who gets upset tummy if he eats bones, so they're all being given to Mom to give to me. Isn't that awesome!! We're going to get 'em on Sunday!! I'm happy and excited!!!

Police Gear

Earning Dog Cookies
Many police officers have dogs for partners, and some of them are Rottweilers, just like me. My Mom has often thought I'd make a good police dog because I'm always sniffing things out, I'm real smart, and even at my age learn new stuff really fast. There is a new web site that sells police gear for human police officers. They have all kinds of 'tactical' items: clothes, eye wear, foot wear, Galco holsters, flashlights, traser watches, closeout items, and even freebies.

Friday's Feast #14

Whoof!!! It's your dynamic doggy chef returned to create a culinary delight for you all to enjoy. Welcome to my 14th
Friday's Feast
Food Fur Smart Dawgs

How much money do you plan to spend this upcoming holiday season?

None, whoof!

What was the last television show you watched, and was it good?

ER was on Mom's TV, but I didn't bother watching too much, mostly napped.

If you had to paint the walls of your living room tomorrow, what color would you choose?

I wouldn't paint... period. But if someone else was painting I'd hope they painted something that goes well with my beautiful black fur coat... and gives a peaceful, relaxed feeling.

Main Course
Name something clever or practical you have thought of that should be invented, but hasn’t yet.

Automatic dog cookie dispenser. I'd just have to step on a peddle and out would come another yummy dog cookie.

List 3 things you would like to receive as gifts this upcoming holiday season.

- raw meat.... dog cookies.... more petting and loving than I can handle in one sitting.

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Nov 1, 2007

Friday's Feast #14

Whoof!!! It's your dynamic doggy chef returned to create a culinary delight for you all to enjoy. Welcome to my 14th
Friday's Feast
Food Fur Smart Dawgs

Usually, the Friday's Feast questions are up and ready to go at 9pm Thursday evenings, so I was ready and have been waiting fur it but it's almost 11pm now and still not there. Mom needs the 'puter, so I gotta go now. I'll be back later to finish this off if FF comes up tonight.

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Save Buckets

Earning Dog Cookies
We like to save as much money as possible so we can spend it in other places, like maintenance on our home or our truck, or many of the other things we need or want money for, like dog food and cookies. Mom found a real neat web site from the UK where you can buy stuff at real good prices. If you find what you want there, but it's not at the price you want, they will email you if/when they find one that is the price you want. At Save Buckets you can Save A Whole Load of Money.

Press Release:


- New price saving site launches to save Brits up to 20% this Christmas -

As the nation approaches the final countdown to Christmas, new research rings alarm bells over the financial impact of Christmas in credit crunch Britain. The research from the new money saving website reveals that as Brits prepare for Christmas, many are still paying off last year’s festive spending.

With 41 per cent of Britons paying for Christmas on credit last year, almost one in five are still paying for last year’s festivities (17%), fewer than one in three having cleared their Christmas debts when their January credit card bill arrived (29%).

Following a year of consumer confidence in 2006, Christmas spending soared 52 per cent in two years (from an average £548 per adult in 2004* to £837 per adult in 2006), with over one in five Brits spending over £1,000 on Christmas last year (22%). This year, with spending power at its lowest level for 10 years**, consumers are feeling the financial hangover from a more confident Christmas enjoyed on the credit card and loans.

Alarmingly, it is cash strapped youngsters and low income earners who, having spent the most on last Christmas, are most likely to be feeling the repercussions of last year’s spending spree (see figures below).

The research into the financial impacts of last Christmas amongst a GB representative sample of 2,000 British adults was carried out by the new money savings website which launches this week to enable Brits to get more for their money this Christmas.

With these alarming figures in mind, will give shoppers the opportunity to save up to 20% on their Christmas shopping. Putting consumers back in control of their spending, the site searches over 700 retailers for the best price on around one million products. The site includes a unique price checker which allows consumers to set the price they want to pay for items, notifying them when the price of a product falls to within their budget.

No Walk Today

I was hoping Mom would take me to the dog park today, or up to visit our new friends, Levi and his Mom Cyndi. It was such a nice, sunny day that I was sure Mom would just 'have' to get out and go for a walk with me. We didn't get to go though cuz Mom's not doing too good the last few days. Something called fibromyalgia and arthritis in full flare up. I wish I knew what they were cuz then maybe I could bite 'em or chase 'em away and make Mom feel better. She said tonight that she is starting to feel better though, not so much pain as before. She even had to cancel dinner woof a guy she really really likes last night cuz she was in too much pain. I licked her foot and she seemed to feel a bit better. If one lick does that I wonder what more licks would do... hhmmmm.

Anyway, maybe we can go tomorrow. Mom has to go to town tomorrow, like it or not, so she'll take me along and pretty sure we'll end up at the dog park.

Short Term Loans

Earning Dog Cookies
Many people need a bit of financial help now and again, sometimes just for a few days to bridge a gap, so some turn to `Payday Loans` also known as `Cash Advance Loans`. I`ve often heard the term, but didn`t know what a Payday Loan really was. It is a small, short term loan ($100 - $1500) available to you without a credit check. No pile of paperwork, just a few seconds online will get things stated.

If you are interested in a short term loan like this, you can get Payday Loan Quotes so you know ahead of time what you are getting into. Confidential and secure.