Feb 29, 2008

Truck Riding

Yesterday Mom took me to town woof her. I love going to town woof Mom and don't like it when she leaves me at home. Anyway, so yesterday she takes me along for the ride. It was such a wonderful, sunny day that when Mom went to go into her Spiritual Centre to do one of her jobs there, she couldn't bring herself to go inside that building. She just had to stay outside and enjoy the warm, sunny day. She phoned her friend PatZ and they arranged to meet and go for a walk woof me. We drove up to the old farm where Mom and PatZ used to have horses. When I was a puppy Mom took me up there to ride horses woof them too. Of course, mostly I ran along side and in front and behind and off to the sides and, well, you get the point. The very first time, though, I was just a baby and got too tired to keep up, so Mom's friend Sandy got off her horse to lift me up to Mom. She thought I'd just be light, but I wasn't, arf, arf. She couldn't hardly lift me, so Mom had to lean down from her horse Whiplash to grab me and pull me up. Sandy must not be very strong, probably cuz she smokes and drinks booze too much. So, I rode on Whiplash woof Mom, across her lap, until I got rested, then almost toppled Mom and her saddle off and under the horse. The cinch had got too loose, from what I remember them saying. I walked the rest of the way home and after that always walked/ran woof them.

Anyway, so Mom & PatZ and I went fur this walk up at the farm, and Hugh came and joined us fur part of the walk. It was so wonderful and I felt so good after it. Mom felt good too, in her mind and her heart and her body.

It sure is a good thing we have car insurance on the truck or it would be not legal to drive it anywhere. Mom needs to get more soon cuz it runs out this month.

Feb 24, 2008

We Drove On Water - 2

Here are some more of the piktures Mom took when we were driving out on the lake today. If you want to see the first 10 and to read the story of what we were doin' out on the lake, then scroll down to the post below this one. They were all took by Mom while she sat inside the truck and 'shot' through the open drivers window.

Here's two men and a dawg. Looked to me like they was ice fishin'. Yup, in this part of the world, people actually cut holes in the ice and fish trough the holes.

Our house is just over yonder, behind those trees there.

This guy is taking piktures too!

Lookin' back towards the shore

There is one more pikture that Mom took when we got closer to the land again, just before we drove from the ice back onto good old ground. I think I'll let her post that one on her blog, after all, I'm a dog, not a hog, so I must share... arf, arf, arf.

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When we're outside like that, we get to breath fairly fresh air, and that's nice. Mom and I look forward to when we can open the house windows wide and let the winter air out of the house, and the fresh air in. Another way, of course, is to get one of those
air purifiers.

We Drove On Water

This morning I went to Church with Mom, as I often do. Oh, I can't actually go inside, but I like to go anyway and wait in the truck fur her. Then when we were coming home, we stopped at a store so Mom could pick up a few things. After that we were on our way out the highway to where we live and Mom saw some vehicles out on the lake. Just then, we came up to the only public road that goes to that lake, and yup.... we turned down that road. Of course, Mom had her camera and took piktures. Any of them that you click on will get bigger fur you.

Here, we're looking out at some of the vehicles that are on the lake.

Then Mom drove out onto the lake too.

These cars are racing out there on the ice of the frozen lake!!

And these are the trucks and trailers that pull the race cars around.

It sure is purrrrty out here! (There's some cat speak fur you)

Now, I'm gonna post these and then put some more in another post fur you.

Posted by Reba J. Rottenweiler


I know all those people out there have car insurance, but I don't know if that would pay out for something like having your vehicle break through the ice and end up at the bottom of the lake. I wonder how many of them also have life insurance.

Feb 21, 2008

Friday's Feast

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Have you ever played a practical joke on anyone? If so, what did you do and who was your victim?

Reba: I like to chase Shadow. That's a fun and very practical joke!


What do your salt and pepper shakers look like?

Shadow: I am a cat... Reba is a dog. Therefor, we don't have salt and pepper shakers. Would they make good toys to play with? If so, we could buy Mom to get us some.


Where is the next place you plan to visit (on vacation or business)?

Reba: I attempt to go anywhere and everywhere Mom goes. Doesn't always work, but it makes a great vacation for me when I get to go.

Shadow: I was born in this house, the only times I've been off this property is to the vet about 4 times, and I'd rather forget those traumatic events, thanks. Just leave me home and let me die here too... and let Mom stay home with me all the time.

Main Course

What kind of lotion or cream do you use to keep your hands from getting too dry?

Reba & Shadow: We don't have hands and we don't use lotion!!!


Make up a dessert, tell us its ingredients, and give it a name.

Critter Comfort

Take 2 pounds raw steak. Cut it into bite size pieces. Feed to your dog and/or cat. We'll, umm, errrr, they'll love you!


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Feb 20, 2008

Message in a Bottle Meme

Our good friend Jersey the Furry Diva sent us this game to play. She called it a meme, and said it was created by Mimi, Queen of the Memes.

So, here are the rules:

You are about to send a virtual Message In a Bottle across the Blog Ocean. Leave a message in the sand or on the bottle. Write anything you wish. Be a pirate or a poet. Serious or silly. Anonymous or not. What message would you like to send out to the universe?

1. Compose a message to place in your virtual bottle.
2. Right click and SAVE the blank graphic.
3. Use a graphics program of your choice to place the message on the picture
4. Post the Message In a Bottle meme and your creation on your blog along with these rules
5. Tag a minimum of 5 bloggers - or your entire blogroll - to do the same. Notify them of the tag.
Your virtual bottle will remain afloat in the blogosphere ocean for all blogernity (That's a Mimism for blog + eternity.) - don´t forget to leave your link at Mimi´s Home to be added to the master list!

Here's ours.

We're going to join Mom and her hooman friends at her church in a no whining challenge thing. Mom told her minister, Rev. Dale, about this thing and gave him some info about it. She suggested they start something at church like this and he said yes, if she'll take it on. She's gonna do it, and we want to too.

Now to tag other bloggers like the rules say:
1 - Sparky & White Cat @ Sparky's Blog
2 - Dragonheart and Merlin - Two Magical Sphynx
3 - Vic Grace at Cariboo Ponderer
4 -
5 -

We got company so didn't get to finish the pickin' others to do it. Maybe tomorrow.

A Love Letter

Hi Everyone. It's hard for Reba and I to find stuff to say that you might find interesting. Mom puts all the good stuff on to her blog. I talked to her about this and there are some things she has agreed to let us put up here instead. Check back here from time to time to see the new stuff. While Mom is having a nap and I have the computer, I thought I'd share with you a letter she wrote last night. I found it laying on the couch so figure it's fair game.

Feb. 19, 2008

Hello Sweetheart;

I miss you so, and for now the only contact I can have with you is through letters and in my dreams. Sometimes, when we've been together, I wake up to find myself in my bed with my cat & no sign of you. Whenever I can, I roll over & go back to sleep, to look for you, to be with you once again. Some days, 1 hour, 2 hours, even 5 hours after I get out of bed I find myself going to lie down, to have a nap. I think that much of the time it is because my moments with you are so much better, so much happier & more incredible than my real life. I so look forward to being in your arms again, to feeling your love for me, and to loving you too.
I go now to feed my animals. to get them & myself ready for me to go to bed. I will soon be in the world of Dreamland, my love. I hope to find you there.

Love Always,

Lately, Mom writes love letters to her soul mate that she hasn't met yet. She says she knows God knows who he is and is bringing them together now. I think this letter started out to be a love letter to that soul mate, and became a love letter to the man in her dreams.

Mom has had some problems with drippy tap in the bathtub, so Dan keeps changing the rubber thingy inside it. One day she'll have to buy new faucets, but hasn't found any around here to fit, so is going to check out Delta faucets. Maybe they'll have some that will work for us.

Feb 15, 2008

Photo Hunters

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The Photo Hunt for today is for FREE!

If you want to see a bigger photo, just click on it and it will get big.

This is me, Reba, at my favorite dog park. I love going there where I can run free with no lead to control me. I just saw Blue across the park.

Here I'm running free... over to say HI to Blue and see if we can get a game going.

Thanks for coming to visit our blog this week for Photo Hunters. We, Shadow and I, hope you come visit us often. We wish you a joy filled week.

Posted by Reba J. Rottenweiler

Sometimes people look at things that are written really small, or investigators look for clues. A thing that comes in really handy for these people is magnifying glasses.

Feb 14, 2008

Friday's Feast #21

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The Friday's Feast website is down due to technical troubles, so Waterloo put one up for us. Thanks Waterloo.

Friday's Feast
Food Fur Smart Dawgs & Catz

Appetizer - The world is coming to an end. There's no way out. You only have time to say one thing to one person you know. What would you say, and to whom?

Reba & Shadow - We talked this over and both of us would say "I love you" to our Mom. We always tell her how much we love her.

Soup - Name something you're absolutely crazy about.

Reba - I'm absolutely crazy about raw meat, any kind will do but I especially love the free range beef Mom sometimes gives to me.
Shadow - Well, I'm with Reba on the raw meat, though I prefer the beef liver. It's soooo tasty!

- What's that nickname you don't want anybody to know about? C'mon!

Reba - I don't have one that I don't like cuz they're all filled with love.
Shadow - The one I don't really care for is Pussy.

Main Course - Which country would you like to visit, and why?

Reba - I'm a good dog, so only want to go where Mom goes, even if that means never leaving our town.
Shadow - I was born in this house and will be 17 on April 28th. I was off the property about 4 times in my whole life, to go to the vet. That is more traveling than I would have liked to do. I just want to stay here. Meow!

- Your favourite pet peeve?

Reba - a "pet" peeve? I get grumpy when Mom plays with some of her other pets... and especially when she pets someone else's pet, like Angel the little floor mop.
Shadow - and my "pet" peeve is when Reba chases me. I'm too old for that shi*!

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Note from Shadow: Now that this Friday's Feast is done, I'm sleepy. I think I'll go find a nice cat bed and have a nap.

I've Been Up To No Good

Yesterday I had to spend the entire day outside in my dog house. Mom got up and followed the trail of garbage from the kitchen into and across the living room. There I was, laying in the middle of a pile of garbage that I was enjoying. Mom barked at me in her outside voice and I jumped up and ran. Not that Mom's ever hurt me, but just cuz I knew she was very upset with me. She opened the back door and I ran outside into my run. Good thing it was kinda warm out. I was lonely all day and evening though.

Today, Mom put me out when she got company about 10:30am, then it was a little after 3pm when she let me back inside. That was much better. I went into the kitchen and found a very nice smelling sandwich sitting on the counter. I was sure Mom had made it for me, though I wasn't sure why she'd have put lettuce in my sandwich. I'm a dog, and dogs don't eat lettuce. I was sniffing it and just about to bite into it when I heard a loud, growl-like noise behind me. That's when I realized maybe Mom made the sandwich for herself. I quickly exited into the living room again.

At the rate I'm going lately, I might need something to strengthen what is called the wei qi, or the defensive energy of the body against disease. Maybe I should check out Astragalus. Regarded as a fundamental tonic herb, it's a good source of selenium, an antioxidant and immune system stimulant.

Feb 10, 2008

Manic Monday - Heart

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The word we get to use today, given to us by Mo (It's A Blog Eat Blog World) is heart. We were going to talk to you about how our Mom sometimes feeds us raw beef heart, but Mom thought that might gross some people out, even though we love heart and liver, as well as any other raw meets. So, now, what can a dog and cat team tell you about hearts? We don't want to talk about something as sad and negative as heart disease, so we'll just hope you have a healthy heart as we all do.

The heart is the 'organ of love', which we think was a good choice.

Can you imagine if the liver had been chosen instead?
Singing a romantic song: "I left my liver.... in San Fransisco. High on a hill, it calls to me...."

or the kidney?
How romantic when your lover whispers to you, "I love you with all my kidney".

or even the bladder?
"Oh darling, my bladder is overflowing with love for you!" How romantic is that?

So we are happy that the heart was chosen cuz it sounds so much better, in our furry opinions.

We love you with all our hearts, and we thank you for coming to our Manic Monday.
Our wish for you is that you get your hearts desire, whatever that might be.

With Love,
Reba & Shadow

Feb 9, 2008

Photo Hunters

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Welcome to this weeks Photo Hunters. Today the theme word is heavy. I thought about showing you a picture of Shadow, but... well... "he's not heavy, he's my brother"... so I decided to show you this one. It was taken at Auntie Colleen's house. That's me and my 'cousin' Goose. Goose is a good dog, but a light weight compared to me... so I'm heavy compared to him.

Of course, if you want to see a larger copy of the photo, just click on it.

Posted by Reba J. Rottenweiler

Thanks for coming to visit our blog this week for Photo Hunters. We, Shadow and I, hope you come visit us often. We wish you a joy filled week.

NOTICE: it seems that I gave some of you the wrong idea. I am HEAVY.... I am NOT FAT!! Muscle weighs more than fat, and I have a lot of muscle. I happen to be the perfect weight for a Rottweiler, big and solid. I'm not some "fru fru" poodle or something.

Being a dog, I like dog food and liver, so I personally plan regular visits to Prophix. They can help larger kennels with business process management, or bpm.

Feb 1, 2008

Photo Hunters

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The 'word' for today is narrow. The wheel base on this 1905 Oriental Buckboard is very narrow. It's got a tiny motor in the back. The tires and the seat are also very narrow. Mom & I saw this at a car show last May, and she took these piktures.

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Car Angel

Car Angel is a non-profit organization that takes donations of cars, boats, RVs, planes or houses, and they use the proceeds to help children and teens all over the USA. Videos are made that have messages for children and teens, including the message of not doing drugs, as you will see in the following video here on my blog. To date, Car Angel has given away over 2.4 million videos.

If you have a car you no longer want, and don't want to be bothered trying to sell it, in the words of Car Angel: "donate car".