Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

I would like to wish all my friends, and their humans, a very safe, healthy, and happy New Year!! It has been an awesome year, getting to know so many wonderful doggies, and Girl Girl, and even Tia and Wilbur! You are all the best friends a Malagal could ask for!!

Take care!


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

My Stupid Diet

Today I went in for my annual shots. Mom and dad were taking bets on how much I weighed. Mom thought I had lost weight, and dad said he thought I weighed more! I didn't think that was very nice of him to say. Especially considering I have been starved and forced to eat green beans for several months now! But, then again, I did have quite a Christmas dinner yesterday!

Well, my weight actually changed by 12 pounds!!!

I went from 122 to 110!!!!!! Yep, mom was right, I lost weight!!!!! She was very happy that the stupid green beans have helped me slim up a bit. But, then I was afraid I wouldn't be her mini moose any more!! She gave me kisses and told me how proud she was of me, and still said I was her mini moose! (whew!!)

So, it seems my friend Summit has now passed me up and I am not the biggest Mal. But that's ok, I'm still capable of squishing anything that gets in my way!

(can I have more to eat now?)

Christmas Day Fun

Hello everyone!! I wanted to tell you all about my wonderful Christmas Day!

First, I got a new Mini Moose! The boys killed the one Khyra sent me. Well, it's still here, but the stuffing is gone. Anyway, my new Mini Moose, has a squeaky in it's chest, and rattles in it's feet! It's a lot of fun! Just check out these videos!

Boy was that a lot of fun!!! I had a great time shaking it!

I was even nice enough (sorta) to let Abby play with it.

I did get in a "little" trouble, but I went ahead and let her play with it. Sharing is not something I'm good at.

And, finally, my Christmas dinner! Due to a some issues regarding allergies with the other pups (Samuel and Kona mostly) they didn't get the same thing as I did, but we all did get a little something. Here is MY dinner.

Wow, was it ever good! As you notice, I left the boring green beans for last. Those I'm use to getting every day, so wasn't too excited about eating them. Although, I was a good girl and did clean my plate!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas too. We had a great day just being lazy, as usual.

(Wow, am I stuffed)

Monday, December 24, 2007

My Gotcha Day

It's my Gotcha Day! That's right, two years ago today, mom and dad found me and rescued me! That was the greatest day of my life.

And, to celebrate my Gotcha Day, mom and dad got me this cool toy! Here are some videos of me and yes, that freak boy Samuel, playing with it.

Samuel likes to take my stuffies outside. That's what happened to my mini moose and it was killed (i.e. destuffed) by Samuel and Monty.

Here he is playing keep-away from me and mom. He's quite the poop head!

He's still being stingy. But don't worry, see what happens next!

Dad came out to help me by distracting the others! And so I finally got to play with my new monkey toy!! This time I promise not to let Samuel eat the leg. Mom keeps bringing it in the house, and somehow, it keeps ending up back outside! Hopefully it won't end up with the same fate as my mini moose. Although, we do still like playing with it's carcass!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas! I know I sure will. And mom has promised to give me a little Christmas dinner too! I'll be sure she gets pictures for you all to see.

I also want to thank you all for being my friends. You are truly the best friends a pup could ask for, and it has been such a pleasure getting to know so many of you over the past year. God bless you all!! Stay safe and warm! Be sure to give your humans lots of snuggly time!

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!

(the greatest Christmas present mom and dad ever got)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Soccer Dog

She may be almost 13 years old, and gimpy, but Abby sure has a lot of spunk left in her.

Even at her age, she LOVES to play! Today, while the humans were hooking up the new plasma TV they purchased, Abby decided to play with the soccer ball dad found this summer. I think we should sign her up and fire that Becham guy.

Here is some video of her playing. I think she has a good chance of making the team!

Not bad for an old gimpy girl, I'd say!!

(where was I during all this?)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Cute Pics of Me

Because I know you all enjoy seeing cute pictures of me, here are some for your enjoyment. In the first one, in case you can't tell, I'm resting my face in my empty bowl. Hoping mom will feel bad and give me more food. Like, the one sitting next to me that has Samuel's left overs in it.

My cute tummy.

I just love eating snow! It's sooo cool and tasty!

Well, have a great weekend everydog and GG!! The lazy human woman is off from work until January 2nd, so hopefully she will get me caught up!

(very photogenic)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Package for ME

I got a package!!! It was from my be-woo-tiful friend Mayamarie! And guess what was inside!?!? Here, take a look!

I was not very happy that mom wanted to take away MY cookies! I was nice enough to share, but she wouldn't let me finish the whole bag! Not very seasonably giving is she?

(don't worry, I'll get them later!)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

My Visitor

A while ago (I'm still very behind on posting thanks to the lazy human woman) I had a visitor. It was Summit the Super Mal's mom and dad!!! I was sooo happy to see them! Here are some cool pics of me doing what I do best....

Notice how the others are trying to hoard in on my attention. I was not too happy, but, I guess since I was the one getting the MOST attention, I decided to let it go.

And, she brought me a baby stuffie! It was a mini moose!! Isn't it cute? I sure look cute with it.

Summit's mom even brought me some fur from the crew! We took turns sniffing it really good!

I was sooo happy that Summit's mom and dad got to visit with us! I sure hope they come back again, only this time, I hope they bring Summit with them!

(I like visitors!)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Good-bye My Friend

It is with an extremely sad, and heavy heart, (and tears pouring down moms face) that I tell you my sweet and beautiful friend, Thrawn, has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Thrawn was a tough ol' guy, living with several medical conditions, including seizures. It always broke mom's heart when he posted that he had another seizure. Mom knows how hard those are to watch cuz Abby use to have them too.

Thrawn was also a Sibe after my own banana-loving heart.

I sure hope they have banana's at the bridge for Thrawn.

Wear your silver harness with pride, and run pain free once again, as you greet your brother Dakota, and wait for the rest of your family to join you one day.

(terribly, terribly sad)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Bed Hog

My friend Steve posted today about how he has been keeping his dad's spot on the bed nice and warm until his dad can move there. He is such a good boy to do that, and to also keep his mom company!

However, it reminded me of my own stupid brother, Samuel, who thinks dad's side of the bed is HIS. He does have good reason though. See, mom got Sam when he was only 8 weeks old, which was 9 1/2 years ago. Dad didn't come along and use that spot until 3 1/2 years ago. So, it does make sense why Sam still feels that is HIS spot. After all, it WAS his for over 6 years! Here is some proof, just like Steve's mom got, of Sam in HIS spot on the bed.

That's mom's big body pillow in the middle there. Sam also likes to "dig" up the covers and move them out of the way. Yes, as I have said many times before, he's weird.

(I need some adult grape juice)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Another "Brain Damage" Example

Yep, here it is, another shining example of why I think Samuel has brain damage.

What a freak.

However, it is continued proof that the humans don't feed us enough, just like I always said!

(he's so embarrassing)

Saturday, December 08, 2007


Just thought you might enjoy a photo of me (as if you wouldn't) in our lovely snow!

Notice the snow on the end of my nose? Here's how I got it there.....

Yep, that's me licking the snow off the patio. It was very tasty and cold! Abby likes it's too. It had just started snowing that morning and we were really enjoying ourselves. We ended up getting about 4 inches! We're suppose to get more Saturday, so cross your paws!

(just chillin')

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tragedy in Omaha

There has been a horrible tragedy in Omaha. Luckily, mom was at work so she is safe.

Summit's mom was concerned enough to call mom to be sure she wasn't out shopping! Wow, how sweet is that!?! Mom was very touched that she did that.

Please say a prayer for those who lost a loved one in this terrible ordeal. Our hearts and prayers will be with them.

We are also saying our prayers for the people and animals in the floods in Washington and Oregon. December doesn't seem to be starting off as a very happy time for a lot of people.

(not very jolly)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


I am seriously behind in my posting. The stupid human woman has been way too busy and won't let me on the computer. I haven't even been able to read all my friends blogs! I am so ashamed, and I have a lot of catching up to do. However, I guess she has had some legitimate reasons.

I am also busy trying to get my DWB Christmas cards out. My paws are starting to get cramps from addressing all those envelopes! But, I promise to get back in the groove as soon as I can.

The stupid humans are going out of town again on Saturday afternoon, and leaving us home all alone Saturday night. But, they will be home early Sunday morning, so we won't need cousin Tracy to hang with us this time. However, once again, this takes away from my blogging time.

Hey Tubey and Meeshka, when are you two taking over so I can be in charge of my own computer?

In the mean time, until I can get everything coordinated and updated, you will all just need to be patient. I was going to post a new photo of myself, but since dad messed up mom's laptop, where all the photo's are, I can't even do that. (eyes rolling) *sigh*

(where's that adult grape juice hidden?)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Leaving me AGAIN!

Sorry I have been away for so long. It's been a crazy week. As you recall, mom and dad left to go visit mom's family last Wednesday.

First, they had to drive through icy roads, and got stuck on I-80 about 25 miles west of Des Moines and were just parked there. They finally got off the interstate and went south to Highway 34 and took that east to Burlington. What should have been a 5 1/2 hour trip, turned into 8 1/2 hours.

Second, dad's dad passed away on Thanksgiving morning. He had been very ill for a long time, so it was not unexpected. He had a long and wonderful life, a loving wife, and 10 wonderful children (dad was number 8) and he is now in a much better place, with no more pain.

In addition to that, dad's mom got her car stolen that Monday, but then returned this Wednesday, luckily. She's not use to the way big cities work since she is from a very small farm town, so thought it was ok to leave her car unlocked with the keys in it while visiting one of dad's sisters here in Omaha. Needless to say, she has learned her lesson.

Mom and dad's 3rd anniversary was the day of the funeral. Mom was not going to remind dad, considering he had a bit more on his mind. But, he ended up remembering anyway, and they did get to go to dinner that evening to celebrate.

Finally, the night before the funeral (Monday evening) Samuel and I were playing with the monkey stuffie, and were playing tug-o-war. Mom was egging us on, when one of the legs came off. Well, Sam, the dork, started chewing on the leg, and when mom tried to take it away from him, he ran out the doggie door, and then when mom went outside to chase him to take it away, he ran away from her and swallowed the foot long stuffie leg!

At this point, she started freaking out, cuz all she could think about, was Kelsey, and his clogged tummy ordeal. Mom got out the peroxide, and made Samuel drink about a cup. He eventually did the horka, and up came his dinner. Mom waited some more, thinking, if the food came out, which went in first, and the stuffie leg, which went in second, did not come out, he might be in trouble! After about 20 minutes, mom figured the stuffie leg was not going to come back up, so hooked him up with the leash, and went outside to put him in the car to take him to the emergency vet. He stopped to horka on the front deck. No stuffie leg. Then they went down the steps to get in the car, and Sam did the horka again on the driveway, and guess what!?!? Up came the stuffie leg!!! Mom was VERY happy that she wasn't going to have to spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, to have the stuffie removed from Samuel's tummy. He's 9, you'd think he'd be over that sort of puppish stuff!

And dad wonders why mom drinks the adult grape juice. *Sigh*

Well, for more bad news, mom is going out of town again, and leaving all of us home, including dad! She is going to Kansas City with Kelsey's mom to see a KC Chiefs game. They are going down on Saturday (driving through an ice storm that is suppose to hit the area) to spend a couple hours at a spa, then doing some shopping at the plaza, and then dinner with more adult grape juice. Then, Sunday they will go early to the stadium to tailgate, (which means eating and drinking adult more beverages) and then come home after the game. They are both quite excited about their weekend! Well, minus the nasty weather they are suppose to get on Saturday morning, which mom will be driving through. (good thing she has plenty of experience with this sort of thing)

I have a lot to catch up on. So it will probably be a while before I can do so. But, just to make you all happy, here is a picture of my most beautimus face. (an oldie but a goodie)

(waiting for things to get back to "normal")

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Another Road Trip

The humans are doing some packing, and so I was thinking, "cool, another fun trip for me!"

Well, as I keep watching them, I have noticed that they are not packing any dog stuff. No water jug, no food, no bowls.....what the heck?!?!

Turns out, the mean, and stupid humans aren't taking me with them. In fact, NONE of us are getting to go. Instead, we get a doggie sitter. Dad's niece Tracy is going to come stay with us. She has done it before, so she knows what she is in for. (And still agrees to do it)

Mom and dad are going to see mom's family, including her sister's family. She hasn't seen them all for 2 years, so she is very excited to go home.

Not sure if cousin Tracy will let me blog while mom and dad are gone, but just in case I can't get to the puter, I want to wish all my furry friends, and their humans, a very Happy Thanksgiving!! Be thankful you have the love of your family, and all your DWB friends! And, remember to wish all those fur babies who do not have families out there, a furever home as soon as possible!

(wonder if I'll get turkey since my vegetarian mom is gone?)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

He's At It Again

Yep, freak boy is spazzing again. I am totally serious when I say, I think he has brain damage!

Either that, or he's posessed.

Ok, maybe both.

(Lord help us all)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Road Trip Part 3

Hello all!! I'm so glad you have enjoyed my road trip so far. This will be the final installment of my fabulous day!!

Ok, where did I leave off? Ummmm....oh yes, leaving the Cutler-Donahoe bridge.

Not too far away was this really cool stone bridge.

And, being the most beautimus Malagal in the Midwest, mom took these pictures of me under, and on top of the bridge.

Once we left there, we went up this long, winding road, into the forest! Here are some cool shots of me posing (only cuz I wanted to) and looking all pretty and fluffy.

Wait a minute! What's that back there?

Hey Oswald, is that you? Did you follow me all the way into the forest?

After my photo shoot in the forest, we continued on our way up, and up, and up to the top of a big hill! When all of a sudden, out of nowhere, I saw this!

DEER!!! How cool is that?!?! They watched us as we drove by, and I just stuck my head out the window and watched them right back! Mom and dad were very surprised I didn't try to jump out of the car after them.

As we drove on up the big hill, we came upon something that I was sure had to belong to my friends the AO4's Giant!

Wow, the Giant has a castle in Iowa too!?! I was very intrigued by this discovery.

Here I am peeking out the bottom window that is the beginning of the stairs that go up into the giants bedroom.

Then, I went up the stairs, and peeked out the Giant's bedroom window. Wow, I was really up high!

Ha Ha Giant, I laugh at thee!!!! Ha roo roo roo!

Apparently the Giant was afraid of ME, cuz he never showed up. Here I am walking away like the tough, confident Malagal that I am.

It wasn't until later that I found out mom had taken a picture of a sign over the front door of the castle. You can sort of see it in the picture above. Here's what it said......

However, I'm pretty sure the Giant must have taken the castle over AFTER it was built!!

What a great trip! I had such a good time! But, I hadn't had a nap ALL day! I just couldn't keep my pretty brown eyes open any longer, so this is what I did on the way home........

Yep, that's me snoozing on the pillow from my couch that mom brought along for me. She's so nice to think of my sleeping comfort!

I sure hope you have enjoyed reading about my adventure, and viewing my photos. Mom said we are going back one of these days, maybe in the spring when it's nice and pretty, and see more bridges. And, this time I promise to visit Summit while there, since he is only a short distance away! I will also make sure the stupid humans bring back-up batteries so they can get lots more photos!!

(speaking of naps, I think I need one now)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Road Trip Part 2

I'd like to start this post with some entertainment. So, here is my first video.

Ha woo woo woo! That was sooo fun! I found something in the grass so thought I would roll in it! Luckily, for the humans, it wasn't stinky.

Anyway, back to my road trip with mom and dad. After we left the pretty Danish Windmill, we headed further east, and then south. The first thing we came upon was this.......

Yep, Summit was correct, we went to see the Bridges of Madison County! We only had time to see two of the bridges, due to camera battery issues (it died too soon) and it was getting dark outside. But here are some photos of us at the Roseman Bridge, which is also in the video above.

In these pictures I am down by the river that goes under the bridge. There were lots of good smells there, and this really big tree limb! Here I am up on the bridge with mom. After that, look what happened! I found some other people who were there to see the bridge!

They couldn't resist my tummy! I mean, it is very fluffy and just begs to be rubbed!

Here I am trotting across the little footbridge that goes to the gift shop at the Roseman Bridge. I was looking at the little stream that goes under it. I really wanted to get in the water, but dad wouldn't let me. Mom did let me sneak a drink though.

When we left the Roseman Bridge, we went to the town of Winterset, (which is also John Wayne's birthplace ) and visited the Cutler-Donahoe Bridge. Here I am enjoying the car ride there.

This is the sign that hangs above the bridge. Boy these bridges are old!

It reminded me a lot of the first bridge, only this one didn't have any water under it. Right after my scent roll from the first video, I decided I'd go check it out.

Here we are, I wonder what this one looks like inside?

Now I'm finally inside and walking through the bridge. It was pretty cool!

Well, that's all for today. My tale (tail?) continues tomorrow with more pictures of our road trip. AND, I found something that might be of interest to my friends the Ao4!

So, stay tuned till tomorrow for more fun and adventures!

(dragging out this suspense stuff is fun)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Road Trip Part 1

Yesterday I got to go on a road trip with mom and dad. It was a lot of fun, and I had a great time riding in the car. Here are a couple pics of me checking out the scenery. (Please ignore the date, dad changed the battery and forgot to turn that feature off)

So, where are we headed?

The first place we stopped was Elk Horn Iowa. They have a really cool Danish Windmill there, that actually came from Denmark and was then re-assembled.

Mom took some pretty cool photos of the windmill. I'm also in there with dad.

Then, I got to check out all the cool smells around the place. I thought I smelled something interesting, so had to really check it out.

Hey, what's back here?

There it is!

Well, mom wasn't fast enough with the camera to photograph what it was, but I spotted Oswald!! And, I was going to chase him back to Kansas, but dad wouldn't let me. I wonder what he was doing way over in Iowa?

I thought I spotted him going into this Viking house, so I went in to check it out.

I didn't find Oswald, but I did find this dead animal skin. Mom hates this kind of stuff, but I thought it smelled pretty interesting.

Finally, I checked out the garden sitting area. I'm sure it was very pretty in the spring and summer, but since it's November, most of the flowers have stopped blooming.

After that, we continued our trip. But, you don't get to find out where we went next until tomorrow! But, here's a hint for you. The place we went (still in Iowa) not only had a book written about it, but also a movie!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for more fun pictures and also some VIDEO!!!

(keeping you all in suspense)