Tuesday, February 21, 2012

One Of My Favorite Things!

When you think of couch potatoes, you don't usually think of dogs. Unless you have a coonhound! We like nothing more than laying back with the peoples, watching a great show!

Of course, normally I'm laying down, in the "taking up the whole couch" position!
Thanks Tillman for sponsoring this Blog Hop! Barooo buddies!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Just a Word (or Two) From Mom.

Everybody that knows mom, knows that she would prefer to look at the lighter side of every situation. She's been accused of being a "Pollyanna" more than once. But now she's really peeved, and nothing I could wag or bark can get her off her soap box.

For the last several years she's attended the Westminster Kennel Club's Dog Show, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Due to scheduling conflicts this year, she wasn't able to go, which was really disappointing fur her since a new Coonhound got listed!

Then after the show, she hears that the WKC dropped Pedigree as a sponsor. Pedigree has been a sponsor of the show for the last 24 years! Apparently, "people" found the images of shelter dogs used in the Pedigree campaign to be "depressing". This campaign has enlightened so many to the plight of wonderful, adoptable shelter dogs. On the other hand, shows like the WKC, although unwittingly, add to the demand for purebreds, and often from puppy mills and not from trustworthy breeders. She's most disappointed in their on air commentator David Frei, she used to think that he was so wonderful *shaking head*. In his statement to the AP: “The feedback we got from our primary audience was that they were seeing commercials that made them want to turn the channel”

Who is this "primary audience" Mr. Frei? The elite portion of your audience and members of the WKC board? We've seen the commercials and they've only been informative and uplifting. And all the adoptable dogs were presented in an inviting manner, no cowering or fearful dogs. Just hopeful faces, looking forward to being adopted.
Just so you know, we're not shilling fur Pedigree. It used to be my food of choice before I was switched to a grainfree kibble. But we do appreciate all that Pedigree has done and continues to do for shelter dogs. Thanks for listening *helping mom off her soapbox*. And thanks for stopping by!
And a big Thank you fur Baby Patches, Twolittlecavaliers, and Life With Dogs for sponsoring the Saturday Pet Blog Hop!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sending Coonhound hugs and wishing all my buddies a wonderful Valentine's Day, full of love and kisses!
We're looking forward to this Saturday's premier of "Who Let The Dogs Out" on Animal Planet, thanks Tillman for sponsoring the Blog Hop!

Monday, February 13, 2012

More Monday (Everyday!) Mischief!

Many of you know already that I'm made fur mischief! Mom often calls me her personal Pooka, although I think she's only kidding!
A pooka is a mischievous Irish creature, often causing harm, depending on where in the country he or she is living. Usually the pooka appears as a large horse, roaming the countryside at night but has been know to take on many different guises. Now I'm a big dog with long legs and I do love to romp but I never (or almost never) cause any damage! *shaking head* Okay, maybe a little!

I'd prefer to have my friends think of me as a benevolent Leprechaun! Always looking for fun and bringing all my pals a bit of luck! Now if only I could find my pot of gold!

Thank you Alfie's Blog, Snoopy's Dog Blog, and Luna, a Dog's Life, and My Brown Newfies fur hosting this hop!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Another Talented Tuesday!

Mom says everyone is talented, each in his or her own way. We're still working on my "special" talents, although usually it's fur getting myself into trouble! If there's treats involved, I can be a champion sitter, stayer and lay downer, usually all at the same time at lightening speed!

I'm very good at knocking things off the top of the refrigerator, so mom needs to find a better place fur the bread. She's sure one day I'll have that big icebox open too!
Maybe someday I can try to skateboard, just like Tillman! Come join the Tuesday Blog Hop hosted by Tillman Skates!

P.S. Natural Balance is *also* donating one meal to a shelter for every new Like on Tillman's Facebook Page! Baroooo buddies!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Spring is in the Air!

We've been enjoying a milder than usual winter here in the Northeast. Not that we're complaining, but after last year's almost endless winter, this is pretty welcome!
The Snowdrop flowers on our front yard are blooming, usually they're poking up through a few inches of snow!

Earlier this week, mom went to the Martha Stewart show (again), I'm just very glad that she didn't take me this time. Once is enough fur this pup! She enjoyed the taping and brought home a nice assortment of goodies from the show.

Then on her way back to work, she walked through the Flower District, and couldn't resist taking a few pictures of the beautiful flowers! I just wish that I was there to sniff them, I'm sure they smelled very interesting!

Thanks to the Two Little Cavaliers, Life with Dogs, and Confessions of the Plume fur sponsoring the Saturday Pet Blog Hop and thank you fur stopping by!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wordless Wednesday...

(This is for my buddy Kimble, he went over the Rainbow Bridge last week. We'll miss you pal *paw salute*)