Here is Teka playing co-pilot
30 June 2009
22 June 2009
His name is Gar Lick
21 June 2009
15 June 2009
Muzzer here: I am guilty. I left Gus and Teka at home today, and went and met Jake and Fergi, who stopped to visit on their way to Florida.
I was really worried about how Fergi might react to the two terrierists who live with us. I certainly didn't want to be the one to set back her recovery, and figured five minutes of Teka might just do that.
We had a wonderful visit. They are lovely dogs with marvelous, caring humans attached to their leashes.. They were very well behaved, let me give lots of pets and scritches, and sent some wonderful treats home for Gussie and Teka.
However, since they are not talking to me, they won't get the treats. Until dinner.
14 June 2009
This is a picture of Raven, a rescued greyhound who belongs to a friend of E.Rabbit's. They live in Azrizona, near Joey and the Doofus .
Briefly, Raven and her mom were out walking earlier this week and they were attacked by an unleashed pit bull. It took Raven's mom and a couple of strong men to break the hold the pit bull had on Raven. Raven has a broken jaw and has lost a tooth, her mom has had several surgeries and a skin graft. Raven was kind enough to agree to an interview for this post. She asks that you forgive any misspelled words, because her mom is having trouble typing.
So here is my first attempt at being Bob Edwards.
I understand this happened at a dog walk. Is it a place you visit often?
The incident happened on the bridle path in N. Phoenix. We've walked there twice a day, ever since we moved here in October. It's a really pretty area with lots of old trees and full of people.
Do you have many friends there?
We see a lot of the same people/dogs walking, but no real friends here, Phoenix strangers aren't quite as friendly as New Orleans strangers. I have a buddy, Blake that I play with in Tempe when I'm at my grandpa and grandma's house.
Have you had any other bad experiences there?
We've never had a bad experience on the bridle path before. There are tons of dogs and runners and cyclists and everyone is pretty responsible and respectful of each other.
Did you have any warning at all that something like this could happen?
My mom used to walk with mace when we lived in New Orleans because there were lots of loose dogs, but stopped carrying it here. She REALLY regrets that decision. There is also a product called direct stop that is supposed to work for stopping aggressive dogs. Mom's going to look into this. Also, no matter how nice you think your dog is - they should never EVER be let off leash in a populated area, especially aggressive breeds like pits. I was on my leash when this happened but the pits person let it out of the car off a leash and thought it would run in the house, instead it came after us
Tell us how badly you were hurt, and how are you doing now?
I have a broken jaw and lacerations to my neck. I also lost my left fang and have stitches in my gums. I'm doing really well, I have bounced back remarkably fast. I'm definitely still afraid of other dogs though.
And we understand that your mom was also injured, and has had multiple surgeries. Is she feeling better yet?
My mom is doing better, but unfortunately, I can't live with her right now because of her hand, she can't take care of me so I'm staying with my grandpa right now
What has happened to the pit bull that attacked you? Has he/she been in jail?
Unfortunately nothing much happened to the pit bull or its owners, since it had its shots it had to be quarantined at home for 10 days and that's it. They also haven't paid for any of my vet bills or my mom's bills.
Will you go back to the dog park?
My mom already didn't let me go to the dog park, this is the second time I've been attacked. There's something about greyhounds that seem to bring out the worst in other dogs. Mom's friend Jack says its because I'm tall and skinny and the other dogs are haters. I play with my greyhound friends, Ziggy and Lucy, and my friend Blake the Jack Russell but otherwise I just socialize with my family and my [feline] brother, Armano.
09 June 2009
08 June 2009
07 June 2009
But I did want to say THANK YOU! to my pal (crabby) Abby, and to let her know that my prizes arrived in good shape and I love them.
Here is my sissie holding up the envelope and the Flamingo that was part of the prize. We love the Flamingo, and muzzer promises we can have it back when E.Rabbit leaves and maybe we can get some shots of us playing with it, but not videos. (muzzer is low tech) Cute Fellow. Always wanted a small version of the famous Gooberstanian Flamingoes, and this one is a pawfect size.
The other part of the prize was a bag of Beggin' Strips, which are among my all time favorite snackies. MMMMYMMMMMMY. And a sweet note from Abby saying congratulations on my good guessing skills.
Thank you Abby, you are very generous with your contest prizes. 'Specially since it was a pretty easy contest. Muzzer didn't have to take a picture, so I could enter all by myself.
Sissie leaves in the afternoon. I hope to be back to tell you about our backyard visitor and the neat stuff my sissie brought us.
05 June 2009
03 June 2009
This beautiful lady is my friend Bussie's Grrrrammmma. She is having her 90th barkday on Sunday, and I wanna wish her the happiest of days. And, because making up songs is what I do kinda good, I have made a song in honor of her Barkday:
Let Me Call you Grrrammma, I'm in Love with You
I don't have a Grrrammma, could you be mine too?
You're a lovely lady with your eyes so Blue
Let me call you Grrrammmaaa, I'm in Love with you.
I would like a Grrammma who would come to stay
Take me out for walkies and then watch me play
Cuddle up for nappies, in the nicest way
Let me call you Grrrammma, I'll be on my way.
Have a happy Barkday, and the next day tooo
Call and say you love me and I'll come to you.
Bussie is my good pal, I know he loves you
Grammmmaaa...I tried to get Bing Crosby to sing this for you, but he was not available.
Happiest of Barkdays