Sunday, January 31, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The folks take us for walks along the canals here in Phoenix and 2 Sundays in a row, after our nice long walk they've stopped to have a bite at the San Gabriel Mexican Cafe'. Mommy was all happy 'cuz they were in time for happy hour. Strange to me that she needs a restaurant to tell her when to be happy. Anyway, we like this cafe' very much because we don't have to stay in the car or at home while the folks eat out. We can't go inside (something to do with health regulations) but we can stay on the sidewalk.
Here are Hootie and I outside the "outdoor seating" at the yummy San Gabriel Mexican Cafe'.
Boy does that look good Dad. Sure wish you'd slip me some of that burrito! Notice Daddy is drinking a soda pop. He didn't want to be as happy as Mommy was I guess.
Almost forgot the best part. Mom ordered a caramel flan to share but forgot she didn't like flan (if you can imagine that!). SO, we got to share most of it with Daddy. Yum! It sure was happy hour!!
Now I am taking you to a whole other country in these last 4 photos. They are from last summer when we all went to Canada. Remember the ferry ride we got to take? Well, after we got off the ferry and before we went to the Ainesworth Hot Springs, we went to Nelson to one of our favorite eateries the Outer Clove. It is a garlic restaurant with garlic in everything on the menu, including the dessert. (Similar to the Stinking Rose in San Francisco, but not near as fancy.) Of course, we had to stay outside there too.
There was a funky import shop next door so we got to help greet all the shoppers. Hootie left some pee mail on the tree/sidewalk so Mommy had to dump a few glasses on water on it to make it go away...Uptight much Ma??
There's cool as a moose Daddy with the waitress.
That waitress was really nice. She told us that there was some kind of weird law in the city of Nelson, BC, Canada that says "No Dogs On Sidewalks". But that law was written a long time ago when the town was flooded with Hippies. The Hippies all each had a dog and the local merchants really didn't mind the dogs so much, but really didn't want the Hippies loitering around, so made the law. Well, Nelson doesn't have any Hippies anymore (does anyone?) but they never took the law off the books. She said lots of people tie their pooches up to the tree or railings and no one seems to care. The police station was just a few steps away up the street so our mommy felt her paranoia justified. I was surprised she didn't grab a scrub brush to clean up Hootie's pee mail!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
This is my latest consumer report on a treat that Hootie and I have enjoyed. This item is called Everlasting Treats by Star Mark. Our Mom was complaining that I gobble down Greenies and other such tasty treats within seconds (yes, seconds!) of receiving them and a friend suggested getting me an Everlasting Treat ball. She said it takes a long time for a pooch to get the treat out of the ball. Well, I can get the treat out of the ball in the blink of an eye! But, once I get the treat I have to do a lot of chewing to finish off the treat which is very hard, so Mommy is pleased with this and so am I. It takes Hootie a bit longer to get the treat out of the ball, but it is my ball, so it is kind of large for his little Welshie mouth. The balls & treats do come in 3 different sizes, depending on the size of the pooch. Also, the ball can actually hold 2 treats at a time, but we have never tried it that way...The treats are quite expensive so she doles them out sparingly. hehe.
We purchased our ET ball and refills at our Co-Op store in Idaho, but we checked, and you can 'google it' and find plenty of places to purchase the Everlasting Treats ball on line.
So, to conclude, I give the Everlasting Treat system a good solid 4/5 rating. The only reason it's not a 5/5 is because I do get it out of the ball quite quickly and the refill treats could be a bit less costly.
Thank you for stopping by. If you would like to review any of my past consumer reports or Q & A's, just put the word "consumer" in the top lefthand corner of our blog and it will recall them. Have a good week pals!
Your Canine Consumer Reporter,
Baby Rocket Dog
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
How do a pig, a duck, a monkey and an owl say "Happy Birthday?"
Dr. Dolittle would have known. And his creator, Hugh Lofting, born on this date in 1886, would have been able to put the words into the animals' mouths. Lofting was a soldier in World War I and, tired of the horrors and tedium of war, wrote letters to his children filled with tales of a kindly English veterinarian who could communicate verbally with his animal patients. The stories evolved into a series of books, the second of which, The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle, won a Newberry Medal.
The above, including picture, were taken from http://www.answers.com/ . If Mr. Lofting were alive today we would give him big, sloppy kisses for writing such wonderful, lifelike books!! If you've never read the original Dr. Dolittle books, we suggest you go to your local library and check them out. They are a terrific read!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
This bottom cartoon is one I clipped from the Sunday magazine (a while back too). It cracked me up because I'm always saying that Baby is a hypochondriac because she is always so eager to get her morning fish oil pill! I had forgotten all about the cartoon until I read Fozzie's blog today. Poor little guy is an Airepup with a broken leg, so has to wear "the cone of shame". Stop by if you get a chance to view his new blog. Ask to sign his cast! That's all from the human sector. X-C.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Finally, like in the story of The Three Bears he found something that was just right.
It was Mommy's Algy bear (from the early 50's!!). Algy is very snuggly and loves to sleep so it was a perfect match.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Here are some photos of our Christmas dessert. Yummy pumpkin pie with whipped cream! The reason there is only a photo of Hootie eating his is that I gobbled mine so quickly Mommy couldn't catch it. hehe. Oh sweet memories of Christmas!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Right now Hootie has NO identification on his collar. He had 3 tags on before the incident. One was his Rabies tag, one was this very cool Welsh flag with his name and phone# (buddies Molly & Taffy turned him on to that) and the last was a tag he got for Christmas that said "I hate cats". Yes, Hootie is a pooch without ID. To add insult to injury, after we arrived at the hotel Mom was taking me out for a walk and the little stupe squeezed out the door and ran off again!! Dad grabbed some treats and once again Mommy lured him with one. I think our mom needs to get her heart checked when we get to Phoenix 'cuz she was holding her chest after the last Hootie episode. He shows NO remorse whatsoever. For the time being I'm the favored pooch!! hehe.
More later buddies! Smooches, Baby Rocket Dog