Oct 30, 2009

My Day

I got to go fur a ride today in my truck woof Mom. We drove out to our friend Tuggy's place and I waited in the truck while Mom went inside to visit. Later I saw his car leave and I can't say fur sure but I think Mom was in there and they went out another door. Later on, when they came back, they went back in the house fur awhile then came out and took me out of the truck. we went fur a short walk so I could go potties which I really appreciated bunches. They sure have lots of cats there, a momma cat & lots of babies. As far as cats go I guess they were real cute. One was even brave enough to come close to me when all the rest were scared to. I scared it real fast, arf arf. Mom got mad at me fur having fun. Hey, my teeth didn't actually connect woof the little fur ball, it was real fast on it's 4 feet.

I got to thinking... I've heard of 'term life' and of cats having 9 lives each... so are these the same kinda thing? Like... is each life a term that the cat lives? Anyway, if there were 6 cats there, and each one has 9 lives, that's like... ummmm... oh ya, 54 lives, right there in one yard!! Boggles the mind.

Then we went to another friend's home and Mom went into their house to visit awhile. Then they all came out and I got to run around in their yard fur awhile & both DJ & Rolland petted me. I played in snow in their yard that we don't have yet. Then we came home.

Mom's A Dreamer

Mom has a dream! Well, she has a few dreams... but this one in particular is to renovate her bathroom. She wants to build an addition on, kinda like one of those pop-out things on travel trailers, so that she'd have room fur a nice big bath tub. She used to love taking baths but never does anymore cuz she hates this tub, it's too small fur her and she's not even very long!! She was thinking maybe one of those walk in tubs, or a jetted tub... or her favorite would be the old fashioned claw foot tub. Anything that has a slanted back and enough room to relax and soak. She wants a big window in the wall too, and maybe those glass bricks too, so there's lots of light and she can see out when soaking. No one could see in unless they were right here in our yard and through the carport to the back... like the Hydro meter guy. Another dream she has is redoing the entire kitchen!! There are others too.

Triple Murder

Yesterday, Paco the Indian Ringneck Parrot murdered 3 of Mom's plants. I thought Mom was going to give him some Samsonite luggage and send him packing! But she didn't. She grabbed him in her hand, something she never does by the way, and stuffed him into his cage, then closed the door. She said he was in custody fur murder. He was locked up all day and only allowed out fur the evening 'til he went to sleep. Today DW, the other Indian Ringneck Parrot, took a bite out of another plant. She was very soon in custody fur attempted murder. There's dirt all over from those two digging in the plants too. Don't know why they started doing this lately. They never did it before, just started since Mom moved a few things around in this room. Crazy birds!! But Mom sure seems to love them.

Where We Live

Winter is getting closer all the time here. It's been raining a LOT, and getting colder. Today it was all gray 'n dingy out, raining lots in the morning and clearing up in the afternoon which is when I went outside much against my will. (Mom seems to think I need to go out eventually every day). As the clouds lifted up a bit I finally could see some of the mountain/hill across the valley from our home & there was/is snow moving down on it. All too soon it will be where we live. I don't mind the snow so much, but Mom would rather it not be here. It's a good thing that we live in well manufactured homes, "mine" and "ours". Mine was made by someone who took it to the auction to sell it. I was just a pup at the time and Mom let me check it out, then when I liked it she bought it fur me. A nice man asked her how she planned to get it home and she said she didn't know (she drove a car at that time). He offered to bring it home and she was happy. He didn't let her pay him or nothing, just dropped it off and left. Now I'm nearly 11 years old, so guess I've had my house fur about 10 1/2 years or so now. It could use a new roof as I've kinda damaged it woof my claws when I stand up and put my front paws on it, but it's not leaking yet so guess it's not so bad.

Oct 28, 2009

Jokes Fur U

I gonna tell you some jokes, arf arf.

Did you hear about the bird that got cheap life insurance? (or is that cheep life insurance? I'm a dog, don't expect me to spell good).

Okay, so maybe I'll just copy a few from the internet fur you to laugh at.

Q. What do goblins and ghosts drink when they're hot and thirsty on Halloween? A. Ghoul-aid!!!

Q. Why do demons and ghouls hang out together? A. Because demons are a ghouls best friend!

Q. What's a monster's favorite bean? A. A human bean. (that's my favorite bean too)

Q.Why did the ghost go into the bar? A. For the Boos.

Q. Why was the girl afraid of the vampire? A. He was all bite and no bark.

Q. Why did the game warden arrest the ghost? A. He didn't have a haunting license.

Q. Why didn't the skeleton dance at the party? A. He had no body to dance with.

Just gearing up fur a Happy Halloween!!

My New Bed

You should see the bed Mom made fur me in my truck, arf!! She put a pallet into the back of the truck to keep my bed off the floor cuz the canopy leaks and we bean getting lots of rain. Then she put a big thick old piece of foam over the pallet, then some carpet she took out of our living room last winter. She's been keeping it just fur me. I was so surprised and happy woof it the other day when Mom took me fur a ride in the truck. I hadn't been able to go along fur awhile cuz of all the rain and no canopy on the truck, and now that it's back on I can go again. Mom took me to the Centre on Sunday morning, then to Enderby to Nan's place in the evening. And guess what we did in between!! We went to visit a lady at Enderby who has birds. She sold a girl Pacific Parrotlet to Mom fur our boy Friday. She's real cute, but I don't see her & him getting very friendly. Mom keeps hoping tho. So while I waited fur Mom all those places, I had great sleeps on my new bed. I had lots of good dreams too, one strange one tho was these guys talking about virtualization services. Heck I don't even know what that means. Anyway, it turned out that the new bird wasn't a dream. She doesn't have a name so Mom will give her one, soon as she thinks of a good one fur the little feather head.

Oct 21, 2009

'Tiel Talk

Hello. It's not Reba this time... it's Billy Bob, one of the young male cockatiels that live here as well. I am weary of sharing my cage with Bubba because Bubba is a bully!! Yes, he most definitely is that. Oh, he is also a young male 'tiel, by the way. When we came to live here we were in a large steel cage with Angel & Stud Muffin, then were moved into a smaller cage due to the fact that it was all that was available at the time and our new "Mom", as this human seems to enjoy being called, wanted to give Angel & Stud Muffin privacy so that when they are ready they can start giving her some "grand birds". Also, well.... us young studs wanted to have Angel as our mate, therefore we kept trying to talk her into dumping S.M. for one of us. So now we each require our own living quarters and our own mates. I suppose we must locate the best web directory for birds and bird related items. Or maybe we will find something on Kijiji one day soon. That is where we were advertised when Mom found us and gave us a new home.

This is a photograph of the most beautiful Angel... and me in the background, working my way ever closer to my lady love, to no avail.

The one sitting on the yellow feeder is Stud Muffin, Angel's mate. The other one, with the yellow & orange, is Bubba.

Oct 16, 2009

Just Talking

It got real cold here for awhile and I didn't like that at all. Now it's warm again so lots nicer. I had to stay home today cuz Mom was real busy woof stuff she had to do. I'm still home alone, out in my run while waiting fur Mom to come home. Good thing she left me her 'other' laptop. Works good that way now that she has a new one. She thought the HP was about to die even tho it was only 1 1/2 years old, cuz it makes bad noises a bunch and fur awhile the monitor was all weird. Anyway, since she doesn't take it woof her anymore it is running better and I sometimes get to use it when Mom is away. Arf, arf, arf. But I digress.... it was being out here that I was talking about. The light is off so I'm out here in the dark and woof no heat. Not that there's heat in the house now either mind you, cuz Mom furgot to put a bag of pellets into the stove before she left and it only runs so long woof out a new bag of pellets... so it is probably chilly inside too. Still though, I think Mom should get home real soon and let me inside and feed me and the pellet stove. I don't need weight loss supplement... I just shiver off any excess fat. Where oh where is my MOOOOOMMMMM!! I know... I'll just bark at some coyotes fur awhile till she gets home. I know she'll be here soon and I'm hoping she's bringing me some pasta fur my dinner.


I was just looking on the net and found a wrinkly dog. Here's some piktures.

This is what it said about them:

The Chinese Shar-Pei is a medium size dog with an alert and dignified stature. They are considered to be compact and square in profile. Their head is slightly larger than proportional for the body, but not excessively. They have a hippopotamus like muzzle and a very high set tail. The tail is so high set that it is said to display an uptilted anus. These features give the dog its unique appearance. The tail is one of the most characteristic features of the Shar-Pei. It should be thick and round at the base and then taper to a fine point. It should curl over to either side of the back. They are covered in loose skin which gives the appearance of wrinkles all over the body. However, the wrinkly appearance can lessen as the dog ages and then the loose skin may only appear on the head, neck, and withers.

This breed is of medium length with muscular and well set sloping shoulders. They display a broad and deep chest with the brisket extending to the elbow and then rising slightly under the loin. The hindquarters are very muscular and the hocks should be short and perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other when viewed from the rear. It is important that the hind dewclaws are removed.

The gait of the Chinese Shar-Pei is characteristic of a trot. When the dog moves at a more vigorous speed, it is noticed that the feet seem to converge into a center line. The Shar-Pei has good forward reach and a strong drive from the hindquarters.

I say that they are rather cute in a wrinkly sort of way... and I think they could really use some best wrinkle creams.

Arf, arf, arf.

Oct 15, 2009

Things even a dog knows...

There are some things a dog just knows... ya know what I mean? It just comes naturally. Then there are things a dog doesn't know until a human tells the dog, then the dog knows. There are even things a dog doesn't know until a human tells the dog... then because the dog wasn't listening it still doesn't know... ya know?! And there are things a dog doesn't know until a parrot teaches the dog, and those things a dog doesn't often forget.

Well, I'm going to tell you some things this dog knows, regardless of how I got to know them.

- Never get too close to a parrot or it will bite at you and if it connects it hurts.
- If outside and you want in, just bark lots 'til your human comes and opens the door.
- diet pills are not fur dogs.
- Dog cookies are fur dogs... and this dog likes lots of 'em.
- Dogs never get enuff dog cookies.
- Dogs like to go everywhere their humans go.
- Cats are a newsence!!
- Birds are.... well... bird brains.
- Mom loves all us critters.
- Typing is hard woof big paws.

Well, maybe I'll tell you more another time. Fur now tho, it's time fur my favorite bedtimes snack. Yup, a doggie cookie!!! Yummmm.

Oct 14, 2009

I got a needle

A week or two ago in human years, Mom took me to a critter doctor, called a vet. We don't believe in getting shots, but Mom decided that I had to get a rabies shot. You see, she was hoping we'd be going to visit her friend in the USA, and to cross the border a rabies shot is required fur a dog. So we went and got me one, but to get one you have to have an examination by the vet first. Woopie, like as if he did anything much to earn the big bucks they charge fur this. Anyway, he looked at my teeth and listened to my heart & lungs, then had Mom weigh me (I'm about 85 pounds). Then he stuck me woof that needle. He said I'm really great!! He said that most rotties are overweight and that their people tell him it's muscle, but there is still lots of fat woof the muscle... but I'm perfect woofout being overweight at all. Mom had to do stuff to make my food more interesting this summer cuz I was getting too skinny and I've never been fat. I watch what I eat. Mom doesn't have to feed me pet supplements or anything special like that to keep me healthy, she just gives me a cheapo-beepo brand of dog food and gives me scraps sometimes or raw meet when she has it, sometimes a raw carrot (I love them) or a piece of apple (love them too). Also, she soaks my food sometimes or puts raw eggs on it fur me. I love it when she does stuff like this, makes my dinner more yummy.

Anyway, it cost Mom about 4 big 18kg (40 lb) bags of dog food to get me that rabies shot, one of those bags lasts more than a month, so probably about 6 months worth of my dog food... and now we're not even going to the USA!! Well, maybe in the spring or next summer, but not now.

Oct 2, 2009

Dog Park

Whoof!! I thought I'd show you all some piktures I had Mom take at my dog park the other day. You'll get to see some of why I like it there so much.... oh ya, and the dogs and walking are good too. Arf, arf, arf.


Hi All,
This is Reba's Mom here. I thought I'd tell you I am away in Penticton with some friends of mine. We are here for a TOPS Fall Jamboree and there are 4 of us women sharing a motel room. We are having a hoot, laughing a lot and eating. Yup, eating junk food. We are supposed to be loosing weight and here we are working at finding some. And it is so much fun. The way we are eating we may be saying "click here for weight loss pills" on the way home tomorrow evening. Well, at least we got a good walk going to the thrift store, then to the mall and back. Tomorrow will be a big day full of fun & meeting lots of people from other TOPS groups. This is my first time as I only joined in January this year. It should be a lot of fun.

Trickin' My Ride

Mom has been working real hard on tricking out my ride lately. Of course she thinks she's fixing up her truck, but 'we' know better don't we. Arf, arf, arf. She's sanded and painted the roof and the hood and several other spots. My ride now looks like a appaloosa horse woof all it's spots 'n dots of black paint on teal truck. Mom says it will help save the truck from the rust though. I think she should get one of those dash kits to make the dash look fancy too. We'll see, maybe she'll get the idea too. Woof the weather getting colder and rainy she'll soon have to take off that steel rack she just painted and put the canopy back on to protect me from the weather. My Mom 'Bean treats me real well, whoof!! There is a hole in to roof of my canopy, and Mom is going to have to fix it fur me woof some fiberglass. I'll tell ya all more about it when she gets it done.