Tuesday, July 31, 2007

If you leave it...I will lick.

My mama made something called an "Apple Napoleon" for dessert the other day, and when she went into the kitchen for a napkin, I jumped up into her chair and took a small bite. Unfortunately, my pop tattled on me. I thought I would have to plan my revenge, until my mama placed her plate right down in front of me - letting me have the whole thing all to myself!

Oh, fresh homemade cream! And, apples! And puffed pastry - whatever the heck that is!

(Sparky's mama - Don't be fooled by the striking photo - the dessert was actually not fit for human consumption...it was so gross! I passed it along to the Sparkster happily.)

Don't believe that silly lady!!! It was fabulous - I ate it all, and now I am ready to run a marathon! Of course, if you lick something your humans like you may get in deep doo-doo trouble, so be careful. My advice? Wait for the "yuck" then given them your cutest doggie face.

Monday, July 30, 2007

...Speaking of Kongs

I got a new one the other day...it's bigger and badder than my first one! I spend hours and hours working on getting those treats out of it! My mama likes to fill it with a doggie cookie and peanut butter - two for the price of one.

Totally foaming at the mouth!

BTW - my pop made me bleed the other day when he cut my nails. Our livingroom looked like a crime scene! My mama says that I will be getting my nails cut by the vet and/or the grooming station from now on, which is fine by me. I only want the professionals to give me my manicures.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

On my way to becoming FAMOUS!

I didn't even know I was running! This is so pawsome!

My posters are everywhere...I told my mama to take a picture each time she sees one, so I can post it on my blog. I've very surprised that no one has contacted me for an interview yet. First thing I would do is enact the Leash Laws in our City. That way, humans and their pets wouldn't have to take refuge on their wood piles from those mean and nasty roaming pittbulls. I would also build dog parks on every corner, and put up more fire hydrants so that we pooches can read our pee-mail. Oh! And, instead of Mr. Ding-a-ling selling human ice cream, I would make him give out (for free!) delicious frosty paws for everypup who votes for me!

Seriously though...be careful if you go to that Sparkyformayor website - they must've mistaken me for a cat! I mean, my mama's name is Kat, but how could they get that so terribly wrong? Can't trust a politician.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Happy Barkday Pop!

Guess what everypup?! Today is my pop's barkday! He's like 217 years old, in dog years!!!

My mama gets up before my pop everyday, because she has to go to work in an office...my pop takes his time because he is his own boss. (As far as I know, he has never yelled at himself for being late!) Usually, my mama puts a gate up so that I do not disturb my pop while he is sleeping - but not this morning!!! This morning, *I* got to wake him up with puggle kisses and snorts!

I've totally been eyeing his Boo-Berry Barkday cake!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Time Capsule

Maggie tagged me to tell everydog 5 things that I would put in a time capsule. Of course, I have no idea what a time capsule is, so I had to ask my mama. She said that it is a small container that you hide things you want generations to remember about you...she then told me that her and pop were putting one together to build into the walls of the new house! How cool is that?! It's home will be right behind the drywall - nice and safe.

I'm hoping that my mama will let me put something in her time capsule!

If I had my way, this is what I would put in mine:

1. A baggie containing one of each of my favorite treats...peanut butter dog bones, dried chicken strips, beggin' bacon strips, training treats, a bully stick, and a piggy ear.
2. My baby photo, so that the next generation could see how incredibly cute I was.
3. My mama's recipe for frosty paws.
4. A Kong. Hopefully, these will not go out of style!
5. My baby teeth. My mama saved them all - - some may think this is gross, but I think it's totally cool! I might include a destroyed toy also, so that they can see what my sharp, sharp baby teeth did.

I don't know who has done this game yet - but I am going to officially tag my lovely lady friends Dory, Suki, Momo, Lady Kaos and Dot.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Chock Full O' Puggle

This weekend was all about me!

My mama found a small lump on my right hip, so she made me a doctor's appointment for Saturday morning to get it checked out, and to get me all updated on my shots. I got to visit with my vet lady who is so nice, and gives me lots of treats! My mama was smart and brought little puppy cookies for me to focus on while my eyes, ears and teeth were looked at. I didn't even yelp when they took my temperature - in fact, I only knew they took my temperature because they told me! I didn't feel a thing!

My vet lady thinks that my lump may just be a fatty deposit, since it doesn't hurt me and it is not hard. My mama has to keep an eye on it, and call her if there are any changes.

Now, onto the shots...my mama is the squeemish type of human - even at 30, she still cries for shots. What a baby! I didn't cry at all, because I am a manly puggle. I did struggle a little when they gave me a squirt of vaccination up the nose though. That wasn't fun!

Afterwards, I hung out at the house and snuggled all day and night.

Yesterday I got my mama and pop to take me out for a ride in the car...they asked me what I wanted to do, and I barked "Dog Park!" So, we went!

But first, we took a nice long walk around the lake to expell some of my nervous energy, before we entered the fensed in park. There were so many dogs there! Some small, some big - all friendly...especially my pal Gizmo the pug. I was a little nervous at first, because everyone came over to smell me and say hi, but as soon as I loosened up a bit, I had fun. My mama brought a tennis ball to play with, so I got a lot of free running time in.

I slept like a baby last night, it was great!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Veggie Puppy

Avocado's rule! They are yummy to my tummy! My mama gave me her leftovers...this is why I love her so much.

I like avocados almost as much as my poop. Texture is pretty much the same!

My bad

The other day my mama forgot to take me out for a little poopy time when I really needed to go, and then left to go out to dinner with my pop. By the time they came home, I had relieved myself in my kennel - and totally stunk up the whole house.

My mama felt so bad, and apologized up and down as she was giving me a bath. Then, when she went to clean out the kennel, so noticed the only evidence was a single smear. No turd at all! See, she didn't have to worry about that, because I got rid of it myself...the poop went into my belly! I watched my mama carefully, to see what her reaction would be - and he almost threw up - which I am pretty sure, I would eat as well!

Yesterday was not a good day. Although the poop tasted pretty good going down, it didn't feel very nice coming out (again). I went 3 times last night - and one of those times was in my parent's room. I have not had an accident inside for the longest time, but I just couldn't stop myself...my tummy hurt so, so bad.

Of course, my mama called the vet lady. Fortunately for me, the vet lady told my mama that dogs eating poop (even their own) is normal. So, I'm normal! Yay! Even knowing this, she still made an appointment for this Saturday. Humph.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Helping = Bath time

While my pop was away on a "boys only weekend" my mama decided to paint the kitchen - as a little surprise. She picked a lovely shade of yellow...it reminds me of the sunshine! Of course, I helped as much as possible.

Unfortunately, I was not a neat as my mama, and I got paint all over my ears.

I still don't really know how that happened! One minute I was neat and clean...and the next minute the back of my ears are yellow! (I didn't get any on my paws though, like some of my dog friends told me to do!)

Luckily, the paint was water based, so a simple bath got rid of the crud.

This is the only picture where you can actually see the color.

Friday, July 6, 2007


I just wanted to post a silly picture for you all to bark at as the weekend approaches! My mama likes my smile, but I think that I need some serious dental work done...this overbite is crazy, and I think it's keeping away the ladies.

My pop is going away for the weekend with his buddies for a "boy only camping trip." I'm a boy, but he wouldn't let me go, so I'm going to stay home with my mama and help her paint the kitchen. (She doesn't know that I am planning to help - but she'll find out soon enough!)

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Kicked in the face...

...by my mama!

Mama was in the process of kicking my toys into the livingroom from the kitchen, when I suddenly jumped out from behind the corner, thinking it was play time - and her foot connected, hard, with my face. If my fur was not so black, you would probably see a bruise from a mile away.

I know it was an accident, but it still hurt. I ran away from her with my tail uncurled...and my tail never uncurls! She did come to me with open arms and lots of kisses, so I know she felt bad. I might have to milk this a little...

Anypup ever been accidently hurt by your humans? Tell me your story!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

First of all, I'd like to wish everypup out there a Happy 4th of July!

I'm proud to be a puggle! I'm 100% "Made in the USA," even though my red, white and blue collar says that I'm made in China.

I encourage everypup out in cyber doggie world to sit back, relax (maybe take a dose of benadryl), watch some fireworks, and eat a bunch of marshmallows.

Marshmallows are now my most favorite thing in the whole wide world - they're super sticky, but really fun to paw around and eat.

Monday, July 2, 2007

27 Questions

1. Your age? About 9 months.
2. Your age when came to live with your people? I was 3 months old when my mama got me and brought me home as a surprise.
3. What color is the collar you’re wearing right now? Red.
4. Who is your favorite person other than the people you live with? My Mema, who is my mama's mama. Just hearing her voice sends me into hyper mode!
5. How much do you weigh? 24 el-bees.
6. Most expensive thing you’ve ever chewed up? I'm not admitting this for sure, but it might have been my mama's couch.
7. Do you like other Dogs? Yes! I want to be everyone's friend.
8. Who is your best non-human friend? I like Sammy, a terrier dog, that lives next door to the new house. We get along really great. His brother is a bit of a pain though.
9. Squeaky Toys or Tennis Balls? BOTH!!! It depends on the day and the time...like at 6am, I like to play with my squeeky toys, because it helps me to wake up the humans. I'm their personal alarm clock. But, outside I like tennis balls the best.
10. Do you like to be brushed? I will try to eat the brush if it comes near me.
11. Peanut Butter or Cheese? Peanut butter is one of my absolute favorites! But, it's even better slathered over cheese!
12. Do your people cut your toenails? My pop does. One day my mama tried, but cut the wick, and I yelped and bled....luckily, she doesn't try to torture me anymore.
13. Any formal education? I graduated suma cum laude from Petsmart's Puppy Obedience training.
14. Couch potato or Energizer Bunny? Energizer Bunny - my mama says that I never, ever rest.
15. Five nicknames your people call you. My real name is Spartacus, so Sparky is actually a nickname. I also get called Spark Plug, Spark-a-bark, and Yummy Tummy - whatever that means.
16. What is your best trick? "Leave it" always impresses everyone.
17. Do you like kitties? I have never met a cat, except my mama - but she's a Kat.
18. What did you have for breakfast? Kibble. And, sometimes I get to drink the milk from my human's cereal.
19. Can you hunt (aka have you ever killed anything living)? If so, what? I'm a lover, not a fighter...unless you are a mosquito, then you are dead!
20. When & why was the last time you went to the V.E.T.? I went a couple of weeks ago for a Radies shot. It wasn't fun.
21. Where do you sleep at night? I sleep in the big bed with mama and pop. I snuggle at my mama's feet, because they are not stinky like my pop's.
22. Do you like to swim? I think I would love it...my pop still has not given my mama a water spicket yet, so my pool has yet to be used. Sad, isn't it?
23. Can you make puppies? No
24. Your favorite place to visit? The ice cream stand at the park!
25. Do you give kisses? Yes.
26. Can you potty on command? That's the only way I potty! I'd sniff all day, if my mama didn't remind me to go.
27. To Cuz or not to Cuz? I have a Bad Cuz, but I don't like it much. It's awkward.

If you have not answered this little Meme going around, consider yourself tagged!


Just when you think life is getting boring, the humans change it up a little!

On Friday night, my mama came home from work, packed me up and ushered me into the car for a trip to my Mema's house. Lucky for me she forgot my kibble for dinner, so I had to eat human food! It was so good - I had a hotdog, a half of a potato and some slices of zucchini. I licked my bowl clean. After dinner, everyone went for a walk to the park.

Instead of walking through the park, all of the humans set up blankets and chairs and just sat around. I was perplexed! Then, it started to get dark...and loud booms rang out while bright lights filled the sky! Mama called them "fireworks." (My mama thinks it's funny that our town does 4th of July fireworks in June.)

Everydog! Don't be scared if your humans drag you to the fireworks...it's a great way to get some extra treats, if you play your cards right. Whenever I got a little nervous, my mama or pop would pull a biscuit out of a baggie, and give it to me. Even though I wasn't scared at all, I pretended to be, just so I could get more treats! I think my mama was on to my grand plan - but she totally continued to play along.