Saturday, September 29, 2007

Lots of updates...little time

First of all - TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY! I'm ONE! My mama wished me a happy birthday this morning, but told me that we are not going to celebrate until tomorrow because she has to work tonight at the Symphony. I hope she makes me a cake, or something...

It's also my mama and pop's dating anniversary! September 29, 2000 was their first date. Pop still has proposed, and he has until tomorrow or my mama, me and Patches may be finding a new place to live. Mama's a little sad - but hopefully pop will do the right thing. We'll know for sure on Monday.

Patches pooped on me. Can you believe the nerve of that puppy? Mama put us in the same kennel so we could snuggle, and in the middle of the night, he snuck into the corner and dropped a stinky load. I was not amused, and we both had to endure pre-breakfast baths. I never want to share a kennel with him again, until he can control himself.

Mama had a really bad accident on Tuesday night...her car exploded on her. The engine overheated, she pulled over and looked under the hood. Suddenly, the reservior that keeps all the antifreeze and water for the engine popped a hole, and all that yucky stuff got all over mama's neck, face, arms and chest. She has 1st degree burns on her neck and chest, and we are not allowed to lay on her anymore. (Luckily it wasn't as bad as it could have been - although she was taken to the ER in an ambulance!) Doesn't every human out there know that you shouldn't look under the hood if your car overheats?! Not my mama!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tagged by Clover

Clover, the incredibly cute puggy puppy (and one of our absolute favorites), tagged us twice!

The first tag is to tell you five names we have for our mom. Some dog bloggers had a hard time with this...but we didn't! Having a brother means that you talk about your humans behind their back!

1. Mama
2. Miss Cheap-o
3. Kit-Kat (yum! Well, this is pop's nickname for her.)
4. Stinky...just take my word on this.
5. Pillow Chest

And now, for the car that is most like me....


I mean really, is there any other car we could've picked? (I think that Toyota should give us a Prius since we are both hybrids as well - - we particularly like the green model, and it doesn't have to be fully loaded...we're simple folk.)

We're going to tag Amber, Solid Gold Dancer and our new puggle pal, Cooper!


Mama tried so hard to take Patches' picture last night, but he was being such a puppy! He'd sit still for like, a nano-second - then jump up and try to lick the camera. I have no idea how this whole Christmas card idea she has is going to work. Mr. Poopalicious has finally grown out of the sleepy stage, and is now into the "play until you drop dead" stage....which is fine by me, because I am in that stage as well!

Sit down Patches Earlobe, and smile - you'll get a treat dontcha know. Oh, and try to look cute.

There! That's a good boy.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sleeping arrangements

Ever since my first day home, I've wanted to snuggle. Usually I fill that need by cuddling up with my mama or Black Dog...but last night, I finally wormed my way into Sparky's heart!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sharing Toys

The one drawback of having a younger sibbling, is having to share toys. We have a whole basket will of different kinds of squeekies, stuffies and chewies - but whatever I have, Patches wants. And, visa versa. It's just more fun playing with what the other has claimed as his own!

I can see that little puppy coming...

Sometimes, we share.

Patches, this is the way you bite it to get that squeeky sound!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sparky is in trooooooooooouble!

Mama made a berry cake last night, and left it on the counter to cool. Neither of us can reach the counter, but when there is a will, there is a way...

Apparently someone has a sweet tooth and it isn't me. I didn't even have to tattle, because Sparky got caught in the act, the second time!!!

He couldn't even hide the evidence. Is that a strawberry on your head, or are you happy to see me? Ruff, ruff!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

The dual leash

Mama picked up a new leash for Patches and I to share when we go for our walks. She thought that it would easier than two separate leashes, especially since we live in the city with lots of traffic. However, after testing it out all weekend, we happened upon some pretty major flaws.

The first time we used it, the leashes were the same length. Mama did this because she thought it would keep Patches and me on equal footing. And it did, for a little while. Then, I had to stop to poo...and I poo'ed right on Patches' nose before my mama could figure out what was happening! Needless to say, our walk ended there and Patches was forced to have a bath.

After that incident, mama made an adjustment to the lengths - giving me a little more, and Patches a little less. Just when we thought we had a good balance, we all stopped to socialize with an Amber/Charlie knock-off. If you look closely at the picture, you will see that my portion of the leash got wrapped around Patches' neck...when I decided it was time to move on, I pulled on the leash and dragged Patch-man about 15 feet before mama could make the correction.

Oops! Not my fault!!! We're still working on this dual leash thing! After that, mama unhooked us, and finished the walk with two leashes. (Luckily, she came prepared!) I don't know how many more walks it will take for us to perfect this system, but we are not about to give up so soon!

Monday, September 10, 2007

The cup of doom

Someone big brother got his face stuck in a cup!

Bad cup! I'm gonna bite you until you cry for your mama! No one tries to swallow my brother and lives to tell the story.

Middle Name

Clover, one of our most favorite puggy puppies, tagged us for the middle name game. Unfortunately, we didn't have middle names until the tag - our mama and pop thought about it over the weekend, and came up with a couple that suit us pretty well.

1. Post the rules before you give the facts.
2. List one fact that is somehow relevant to you and your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
3. When you are tagged you need to write your post using your middle name and facts about it.
4. At the end of your post, choose one dog (or more) to tag for each letter of your middle name. Be sure to let each puppy know she/he has been tagged. (It's okay if you don't do this... tag who you want to tag!)

My full name is now Spartacus Canoli, because my kisses are like a sweet dessert.

C - controversial
A - agile
N - never napping
O - open book
L - loveable
I - innocent

Patches full name is a no brainer for anyone looking at his pictures...Patches Earlobe.

E - enthusiastic
A - awkward
R - reactionary
L - loyal
O - observant
B - bitey
E - earnest

Friday, September 7, 2007

A serious game of bitey-face

The game of bitey-face takes up about 75% of our time, in a normal day. I try to fake Patches out by making growling alien noises! I also try very hard to look like a crazy eyed monster.

However, I am not the only one...our little guy can certainly hold his own.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The potty training continues

Guess who has to wear a cat bell on his collar? Patches!!! He likes to sneak up on the humans, and take a massive stinky doo-doo. (This is actually pretty funny, but I don't want them to become confused and think it is me!) To stop this awesome ninja work, my mama bought him a bell, so to curb the sneak attacks. It works too. The humans eyes are glued to the baby when they hear the bell ringing - - because that means he's on the move! This comes in especially useful at night, since mama's a light sleeper.

I thought you could see the bell, but it is hiding behind that massive clamp:

BTW - that is my toy that Patches has claimed as his own. See photographic evidence here.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Scattergories Game

Happy September everypup!

I've been waiting for someone to tag me for the Scattergories game, and finally Stanley - DWB awesome blog winner! - tagged everypup who hasn't here we go:

In case you haven't seen it yet, here are the rules: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the questions. They must be real places, names and things...nothing made up! You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl question. If you name happens to start with the same letter as mine, sorry, but you can't use my answers! ('cause that would be cheatin'!)

My name: Sparatcus

Famous Singer: Sting

Four Letter Word: Stop!

Street: Seneca

Color: Sienna

Gifts/Presents: Stuffies

Vehicle: Saturn

Things in a Souvenir Shop: Shirts

Boy Name: Sam

Girl Name: Sofia

Movie Title: Saving Private Ryan

Alcoholic Drink: Sangria (I asked my mama for help on this one!)

Occupation: Salesman

Celebrity: Steven Spielberg (2 pointer!)

Magazine: Spin

US City: San Francisco

Pro Sports: Skating

Fruit: Seedless Grapes

Reason for Being Late to Work: Snow Storm


And, I think that it's only fair that we do this game with Patches also...

My name: Patches

Famous Singer: Pink

Four Letter Word: Puke

Street: Parkwood

Color: Periwinkle

Gifts/Presents: Photos

Vehicle: Prius (another hybrid, like us!)

Things in a Souvenir Shop: Postcards

Boy Name: Peter

Girl Name: Penelope

Movie Title: Porkies I, II and III

Alcoholic Drink: Prosecco

Occupation: Plumber

Celebrity: Paker Posey

Magazine: Playboy (I asked my pop about that one)

US City: Phoenix

Pro Sports: Paintball

Fruit: Plums

Reason for Being Late to Work: Poor visibility

We scoured the dog blog'o'sphere for those who have not done this game and found these awesome pups to tag: Wonder Ruby, Dory and Bear.