Turn up your volume and listen to my tunes..wooooof!

I am dog. I believe in unconditional love. I do not settle for infatuation or puppy love. I believe in true love to the end. I am a life-long lover who will lie at your feet, on the bed, by your chair, at your side. I am dog. I insist on your love. I will stay on a grave of a lover until my end. I believe in commitment. When we have chosen each other, I will be there for you with plenty. Out of my heart flows life and love. You fill my life with abundance and I am fulfilled. Unconditional love is the highest gift. I am committed to love.

Taken from Dog Psalms by Herbert Brokering

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

A new read!

Kirby here-
Well mom got a new book to read. It's called "Dogs and the women who love them", by Allen and Linda Anderson. Mom started reading it last night and really liked it. Now, I'm not the kind of dog who likes mushy love stuff, but anything my mom likes I need to know more about. So I thought I would give it a perusal: far not too bad, it's got some really good stories about us dogs and the women who love us. Some are about rescued dogs, some are about guide dogs, some are about working dogs, but really its about the relationship we form with these unique humans. It states that women can form a bond with us because of their nuturing instincts and we respond to that (boy do I ever!).Wow, listen to this excerpt from the book: "The stories reveal the subtle beauty and effectiveness of silent inner channels of communication between species. As dogs listen-by paying attention-to women, and as women listen to dogs, they acquire wisdom that is too sweet for words, to exquisite for explanation. Dogs and the women who love them exchange glances and understand each other without speaking. They curl up together and luxuriate in the warm touch of skin against fur. Unlike most human pairs, who require ongoing conversations for interaction, a woman and a dog become soul mates without the dog ever saying a word." Pretty cool, huh, no wonder mom likes this book!
I hope you all have that special soul mate in your life, I hope that one day all dogs will that special soul mate in their lives!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day!

Kirby here with a very important message to all of my blogging doggy dudes!
Wednesday, February 23 is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day!! I couldn't believe my floppin' ears when my mom told me this. She even found an article about it, the link is below. I had no idea about the history of our dog biscuits! So here is a picture of all my favorite dog biscuits:In the picture above is Nutro Max Mini Bones, Nutro Max Pork Chops, Milk Bones, two kinds of jerky treats and Fruitables Pumpkin-Banana Mix. So this my dinner tonight?!
If you'd like to read the interesting article the link is below. So what is your favorite dog biscuit?

PS: My mom found out today that Lola got adopted! To read more about Lola read the post below!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saturday Happenings

Kirby here-
Well yesterday, my mom helped Harbor Humane Society at an adoption event and she was able to take her neice Emily along. If you have followed my blog long enough, you will know that Emily is almost 12 years old, raised money all on her own for the dogs and cats at Harbor Humane Society, and has the biggest heart for shelter animlas. In fact when she grows up she wants to run her own shelter. So mom thought it would be a great idea to get Emily involved with some adoption events with Harbor. Mom and Emily were given the dog Lola for the day. Here is a picture of Lola:Isn't she beautiful! She's an australian shepherd/collie/ and who knows what mix! Mom and Emily walked Lola around practicing "heel" "wait" and "sit". Lola loved all the attention and did very well. She absolutely loved to be petted and loved all the kids! Mom taught Emily how to get Lola to sit, wait, and heel and Em caught on real quick too! Here is a pic of Emily, her brother and sister and Lola:

Mom and Emily also helped train another dog. Abbie is a lab mix, and this was her first adoption event. Abbie was a tad hyper and very pully on the leash. So mom used a prong collar on Abbie and her and Emily took her around the store and outside for awhile. Abbie responded very well on the collar and was learning how to heel really good! Emily even worked with her and Abbie listened to her too! Here is a picture of Abbie:They had a some applications filled out while they were there and one was on Lola! So mom and Em are hoping and praying that Lola will be going to her forever home very soon! Mom absolutely loves doing adoption events! She loves to work with the dogs and tell people all about them. Now she discovered she loves sharing these events with Emily and hopes to be able to do more with her. I hope so too! Emily has her own blog that she started. Emily loves to learn about animals and uses this blog to write about all she is learning. She also uses it to tell funny stories and talk about her own rescued pets. She is also learning to type so all the typing is hers. If you'd like stop by and check it out. She is a young girl that knows what she wants to do and is trying gain as much knowledge and experience as she can! Mom and I are very proud we are of her!

So I'm sure you were wondering what I was up too while mom was gone yesterday...yep snoozing in sun puddles!Woof!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday Blog Hop-What's missing in the photo below?

Kirby here-
Well something very peculiar has been happening here in Michigan in February. The picture below is of me getting ready for a walk....notice anything missing?
If you guessed my coat you would be right!!!! It has been so warm here this week that I haven't had to wear my coat. All my snow is pretty much gone...all 20 some inches of it! But because we live in Michigan, it isn't going to last, they are calling for more snow and ice tomorrow! Yeah, mom will be putting my coat on again. So while I am anticipating this torture enjoy these other cool dogger bloggers below:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My breed has a name!

Kirby here-

Well after the Magical Mystery Mutt Tour, mom and I decided that my very creative muttigree needed a name. We talked it over for awhile and we decided on the following:


Yeah, mom and I are cracking up too!!!! Hee heee hee!

Let me know what your muttigree name is!



Friday, February 4, 2011

What kind of mutt am I?

Kirby's mom here-
Kirby and I decided to join the Mystery Mutts Tour! This is where you help us decide which breeds of dogs make up the mutts we have. So here is some information on Kirby:
I describe Kirby as a terrier mix.
Size-currently he is about 17 pounds and about 13 inches tall (floor to shoulder). Length-long.
Fur-somewhat wiry however very soft on his head, hears and scattered throughout his back. Wiry and shiny on his paws. Does shed a little bit.
Eyes-big, brown, human like is what I've been told. Has beautiful blond eyelashes!
Ears kind of flopped over, one is crooked. Has wisps of hair that hang off of them.
Nose, muzzle-long, pointed.
Tail curls up over the back, actually is very tight, but he does let it down when sleeping or completely relaxed.
Personality-not overly hyper, will play fetch and tug of war but is also okay to just lay and chill with you too. Extremely smart, loves to do treat puzzles and learn new tricks. Not a barker, he will bark when the door bell rings, but not normally at everything he sees out the window.
Here are some pics that show his coloring and make-up:

So let me know what you think Kirby is mixed up with! Check out the other mutts below too!

Okay, Kirby here-Mom can't figure out how to get the list of mutts to show up...sorry guys.
Kirby and His Mom

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Day!!!

Kirby here!
Well did we get the snow last night and it's still snowing here this morning! They are calling it the Blizzard of 2011! By the time it's done we could get up to 20" of snow! Mom's job let her stay home today. I do have to tell you though that when mom opened the door this am we could only open the door about 6 inches and it got a drift!!!!! I refused to go out it. You can see in the pic below that I did try but then decided against it:I ended up going out through the garage. So want to see my really big snow bank now:This is right outside my garage. Now, check out the snow right outside my garage door. I hopped over it to go outside and go potty. Good thing I'm an awesome jumper:
Now since the plow came through and plowed the parking lot we can't open the front door at all because of the snow piled in front of it. Here is a pic of it....can you find me in the door:
Well, if it snowed by you, mom and I hope you are all safe and warm inside. If you are one of the fortunate ones who live in nice warm places....send us nice warm thoughts!!!