Dec 22, 2008

Heads Or Tails

Heads Or Tails... a Tuesday meme.

THIS week's theme/prompt is:
TAILS - "This Time Of Year"
Tell what you do or don't like about this time of year.

NEXT week's theme/prompt is:
HEADS - "Watch"
Make a post in any form using "Watch" as your theme/prompt.

What a woofenderful time of year this is. Fur a dog it's really not a lot different than any other time of the year, I must admit, but it seems that lots of peoples are happier this time of year, and reaching out to other peoples to help them. It should be like this all year round, and yet it seems its not. Peoples want to give more to each other and to the 'needy' at Christmas time.

There are also lots of cool movies on TV fur my Mom 'Bean to watch. Tonight she is watching a movie called "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddy's Island Adventure. Cousin Eddy has a handsome boy rottenweiler that I would like to go play woof. He play an important part in the movie, as I think all rottenweilers should. He is a very good dog, and it's good fur peoples to see how nice we rottenweilers really are. We are not all mean, only the ones what have been hurt and mistreated by hoomans are mean and nasty like that. Cousin Eddy treats his dog real good, just like my Mom does woof me.

I loves my Mom 'Bean. Woof!!

Manic Monday

Dear Santa... and all the people who read my Dog Blog;

Welcome to Reba's Run.

Mr. Mo has chosen tree fur the word fur this weeks DOGIC Manic Monday meme.

This Snowman is taking 2 little Christmas trees to his friends so they can enjoy them too. They are all decorated nice and pretty. If I had apposable thumbs I would decorate a tree too, and here are some things I would put on my Christmas tree.

I guess mice must have apposable thumbs, cuz Mickey & Minnie Mouse are decorating their Christmas tree.

Gotta run now. I have to make a very important trip outside fur a short while.

Have a Woofenderful Kissmas, everyone!!!

Dec 19, 2008


I'm sure glad that dogs don't have to have false teeth. I'm 10 in human years, so that's 70 in dog years and I still have great teeth, nice and clean, in good condition. Mom 'Bean is not so lucky. She's only 52 and fur years has had no teeth on top so has to wear fake ones, and she is missing bottom teeth on one side too. She has a hard time chewing some stuff. I know her false teeth, or plate as it's also called, hurts her mouth a lot, and she has to take it out a lot. No matter what they do they can't get it to fit just right fur Mom cuz she has some extra bones in her mouth. I sure wish she could get some Washington DC dental implants, or any kind of them would do. They put posts in and hook the false teeth to those posts, and from what Mom heard, it's almost like having real teeth again. Ahhhh, if only we had the money fur this kinda stuff.


Christmas Stuffing, and not a turkey

Thank you to everyone that wished me a happy birthday. It sure was, but I would have liked to go fur a walk at my dog park and play woof my friends, but it was too cold out fur Mom to want to go there, or be outside much at all. Oh well, it was a happy day anyway, just bein' woof Mom.

Woof Christmas coming soon, Mom has been looking fur the best buy on anything that will be good presents fur her family what she has to buy stuff fur. She even got me & Mewsic (the cat) each something, but I don't know what it is in those bags. She was going to get the rest of the critters something special too, but now she has to pay off a big vet bill cuz of Cherry Chinchilla, so she said that food can be considered the Christmas presents fur all us critters this year. Oh well, it's just another day anyway.

On Christmas day, Mom goes away fur almost the whole day, and she leaves me home... OUTSIDE!! Ya, I got a dog house to go into, but hey... I mean, it's not heated ya know! I wish she'd just stay home woof us like on other days, but she said she has to spend time woof her human family too, and that I can't stay inside the house all the time cuz I gots to go potties. Darn!

Dec 14, 2008

Reba's Birthday... December 14th

Today I turned 10 people years old... that's 70 dog years. I like to still act like a puppy and fool the people at the dog park. Most of 'em try to guess my age and ask Mom if I'm this age or that... most often they guess I'm about 2 years old. I still feel like a puppy most of the time. Life is good!!

I can hardly remember my birth Mom or my brothers & sisters, it seems like I've always been woof Mom 'Bean. Well, I was only 'bout 7 weeks old when Mom came and adopted me from my birth family. We both sure are glad she did that.

Happy Birthday to ME!!!

Manic Monday

Each week, Mo ( It's A Blog Eat Blog World) gives a word for us to post about in any way we choose. This week, with Christmas so close at hand, the word/theme is Candle.

This is Santa Claus and he is watching YOU. See those little beady eyes staring out at you... notice that big electric candle he's using to get a better look at you? Yup, you better be good!!

This big cactus is my friend Candle Abra. His friends call him Candle, and everyone else calls him Mr. Abra. In the back ground is his twin brother. He was adopted out when he was a baby, to the Cane family so they didn't know each other until recently. His name is Can D. Cane. At this time of year, they both like to wear decorations and both insist on wearing those strands of Christmas tree lights. Nature over nurture I guess. Whoof.

Back in the 'old days' before people had electricity, they used candles fur all their lights, even fur the lights on their Christmas tree every year. They also used 'em fur anything where they needed lights to see. Since then, thanks to technology, we now use these electrical things like these little strings of lights on our tree, and flashlights and lamps and all that kinda thing. In many ways, my Mom 'Bean and I would like to have lived in those 'old days' when it was all riding horses and stuff like that... and in many ways we're sure glad we live now days. Arf, arf, arf.
Happy Manic Monday!!

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Dec 11, 2008

Rules Fur Dogs

A Dog's Rules For Christmas

1. Be especially patient with your humans during this time. They may appear to be more stressed-out than usual and they will appreciate long comforting dog leans.

2. They may come home with large bags of things they call gifts. Do not assume that all the gifts are yours.

3. Be tolerant if your humans put decorations on you. They seem to get some special kind of pleasure out of seeing how you look with fake antlers.

4. They may bring a large tree into the house and set it up in a prominent place and cover it with lights and decorations. Bizarre as this may seem to you, it is an important ritual for your humans, so there are some things you need to know:

a. Don't pee on the tree

b. Don't drink water in the container that holds the tree

c. Mind your tail when you are near the tree

d. If there are packages under the tree, even ones that smell interesting or that have your name on them, don't rip them open

e. Don't chew on the cord that runs from the funny-looking hole in the wall to the tree

5. Your humans may occasionally invite lots of strangers to come visit during this season. These parties can be lots of fun, but they also call for some discretion on your part:
a. Not all strangers appreciate kisses and leans

b. Don't eat off the buffet table

c. Beg for goodies subtly

d. Be pleasant, even if unknowing strangers sit on your sofa

e. Don't drink out of glasses that are left within your reach

6. Likewise, your humans may take you visiting. Here your manners will also be important:

a. Observe all the rules in #4 for trees that may be in other people's houses. (4a is particularly important)

b. Respect the territory of other animals that may live in the house

c. Tolerate children

d. Turn on your charm big time

7. A big man with a white beard and a very loud laugh may emerge from your fireplace in the middle of the night. DON'T BITE HIM!!

Dec 10, 2008

Protecting Our Home

I've been hearing a lot lately about it being Christmas pretty soon and how people buy lots of nice presents for each other, but cuz it's not Christmas yet they hide them in the house somewhere so each other can't find 'em and see what they are before Christmas morning. Then, on the news you hear sad stories 'bout how creepy people break into those homes and steal all those nice presents before Christmas morning gets here. Woof people so much more in financial troubles this year, from what I heard on the TV, this could be even bigger this year. I think people are going to need to get good security systems fur their homes. Mom says she has a good one that never lets her down. She even has a sign on her front door to let other people know she has good security here. It says "Security by God!! Assisted by Rottweiler". Arf, arf, arf. God doesn't need my help, but I will help if God ever gives me the "thumbs up". Hmmm, I wonder... does God have opposible thumbs? Mom does, but none of us "kids" do. Is that normal? This dog wants to know.

Dec 9, 2008

More "Puppy" Thoughts

Our home is what this dog would call "eclectic" though some people might call it "poor white trashy", arf arf arf!! Some of Mom's furniture is antique, from the early 1900s, the kitchen table/chairs are 1950s, and the rest of it is much newer, though is largely what people would just call "old". Nan gave her old couch, love seat, and swivel/rocking chair to my Mom, but the couch and love seat hurt Mom's back, so she gave them away and the only "living room furniture" now is that chair... old and the material on the arms is very worn and a bit ripped, but it's comfortable and fits into this over crouded room. The consol TV and the China Cabinet were 'freebies', and the end and coffee tables are old ones from Nan too. Yup, "poor white trashy", but it works fur us, fur now. Once the new floors are in and Mom saves up a bit more money again, maybe she'll look into getting some modern furniture.

"Puppy" Thoughts

Mom has been wanting to clean this place up, but is always so busy she doesn't get much done. What she does manage to get cleaned up gets messed up again before she gets very far. Arf, arf. With all the computer and camera stuff she has in this living room, I think she needs some nice office furniture in here. She has a big desk in the back room where she used to have her computer, but now with the laptop she can sit out here where there is more light, and the TV, and all us critters, so she never sits back in there anymore. Mom is thinking about moving that desk out here, but I think she needs a smaller desk. As she puts in the new flooring, I know everything in this house will be moved from place to place... room to room to make space to work. We'll see where that big desk ends up when all is said and done. Bark!!

Nov 30, 2008

daily GOOD

Day 30

I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end. --Albert Schweitzer

Fact of the Day:
"My cousin Heidi was stricken around age 16 with a debilitating disease, which took her life about 20 years later. As the disease progressed, she became wheelchair bound and unable to easily communicate (I'm not sure of the disease -- it may have been a combination, including Parkinson's).When she was in her late 20's, she would often have her mother take her out into the front yard when the weather was nice so that she could sit in her wheelchair and watch the cars pass by. One day, my aunt was doing dishes and looked out the window to see a car pulled to the side of the road." What happened next was a brief and beautiful exchange that the author of this real-life story would never forget. [ more ]

Be The Change:
Take time to share in some way -- not only with friends and family -- but with strangers too.

Nov 29, 2008

Unique Play Mates

Day 29

"I Come in Peace."

Stuart Brown describes Norbert Rosing ' s striking images of a wild polar bear coming upon tethered sled dogs in the wilds of Canada ' s Hudson Bay

The photographer was sure that he was going to se e the end of his dogs when the polar bear wandered in.

The Polar Bear returned every night that week to play with the dogs.

May you always have love to share,

Health to spare, and friends that care.

More Arfs Fur You

Day 28

Arf arf arf
I likes helping Mom woof cleaning the dishes too.

Nov 28, 2008

Arf, Arf, Arf!!!

Day 27

Now that yur laughin' I bet you don't want to go out and hurt someone. So that's proof that cartoons contribute to

Have a happy day!


Nov 27, 2008

daily GOOD

Day 26

Daily Good News: a service of CharityFocus

I think everybody should just turn off their TV machines and make up their own songs about whatever comes to mind-their couch, their friends their loaves of bread. Everybody's got their own songs. There should be so many songs out there that it all turns into one big sound and we can put the whole thing into a pickup truck and let it roll off the edge of the Grand Canyon. --Beck Hansen

Fact of the Day:
Happy people spend a lot of time socializing, going to church and reading newspapers -- but they don't spend a lot of time watching television, a new study finds. That's what unhappy people do. Although people who describe themselves as happy enjoy watching television, it turns out to be the single activity they engage in less often than unhappy people, said John Robinson, a professor of sociology at the University of Maryland. [ more ]

Submitted by: Trishna Shah

Be The Change:
Center for Screen-Time Awareness shares information about how we can take control of electronic media in our lives, not allowing it to control us. [ more ]

Nov 26, 2008

Light Mail

Day 25

Daily Inspiration:  I am happy and content because I think I am. ~Alain-Rene Lesage

Today’s Affirmation: I savour this sweetness in my heart and share its magic with the world.

Today's Contemplation: Every person’s natural state is joy. When we release our attachments we find ourselves in a state of joy. All things naturally rise to their level of buoyancy; all we need to do is let go.

Light Mail is put out by Rev. Dale Jukes of the Okanagan Centre For Spiritual Living.

Nov 25, 2008

Light Mail

Day 24

Daily Inspiration: Inner sunshine warms not only the heart of the owner, but all who come in contact with it. ~J.T. Fields

Today’s Affirmation: I let my love warm the hearts of all I meet.

Today's Contemplation: Often we think of love as something we can give to some while withholding from others; love is who we are we either give it freely or withhold it from all. My relationship with my barber is no less loving than my relationship with my spouse, it is far less intimate and far less personal however it is no less loving or compassionate.

Light Mail is put out by Rev. Dale Jukes of the Okanagan Centre For Spiritual Living.

Nov 23, 2008

Light Mail

Day 23

Daily Inspiration: Simple kindness to one's self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all. ~David R. Hawkins

Today’s Affirmation: I love myself and treat myself gently.

Today's Contemplation: Gentleness, and kindness, starts with how we treat ourselves and springs from patience. I recognize always that all my dreams will not unfold in a day and the real gift I give to me is to be alert to their unfolding in this moment.

Light Mail is put out by Rev. Dale Jukes of the Okanagan Centre For Spiritual Living.

Nov 22, 2008

Hooman Whoofs

Day 22


I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.

-- Henry Ward Beecher


There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance.

-- Joseph Addison


Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.

-- Kahlil Gibran --


Lord, bid war's trumpet cease;
Fold the whole earth in peace.

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Whoof for Peace

Day 21

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.

-- Robert Fulghum --

There is one armor that the world of men and women, as a world, has never yet put on. The churches have long bungled with its fastenings, but the world has gone unfended, and few have been those in whose hands the mystical sword of the spirit has shone with daily use. This armor, waiting to be worn, is the armor of brotherhood and sacrifice, the world of unselfishness, a conquering sword, with the power, where used, to unite the world in love. And there are none who may not put it on.

-- M.A. DeWolfe Howe

Nov 20, 2008

Day 20 of NoBloPoMo

Day 20


If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.

-- Meister Eckhart --


"We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate --- thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising."

-- Maya Angelou --


Hate is not conquered by hate: hate is conquered by love. This is a law eternal.

-- Buddha --


They have not wanted Peace at all; they have wanted to be spared war - as though the absence of war was the same as peace.

-- Dorothy Thompson


Whoof!! So, how are you folks today. I've been missing you lately. You must all be very busy. That seems to be going around lately. Bark.

I sure am glad I have a nice fur coat to wear every day, all day. It's getting cold where I live and I can't always stay inside the house where it's warm. I am happy that I get to live in the house a lot of the time, though.

I hope we get to go to the dog park tomorrow. Mom took me there a couple days ago and I sure liked having my walk again. I could go there every day if I had the chance. Some of the dogs I see there are so over weight that it must be unhealthy fur them. I sure am happy I still have my puppyish figure. I guess that's cuz I am a very active dog and get lots of exercise. My "Mom 'Bean" said I will never need Lipovox to help me burn fat like some people do. I would get more exercise right here at home if Mom would quit yelling at me when I start to chace the cat. Arf, arf, arf. Whoof!

3 Special Quotes

Day 19


Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

-- Denis Waitley --


Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.

-- Joan Lunden--


"If we want to reap the harvest of peace and justice in the future, we will have to sow seeds of nonviolence, here and now, in the present."

-- Mairead Corrigan Maguire --