17 November 2007

The news from Tempe

Hi Pals, Pal-ettes and all the Ruby Air Ships at sea! Some folks have been kind enough to make enquiries about our general health, since it has been a while since Teka hijacked the blog with her demands.

Now, I could make this a really short post, and say that Teka has been spending a lot more time in here4.....

But I am sure some of you out there want to hear all the gory details.

Teka has kept to her promise to get up five minutes earlier each morning. That resulted this morning in muzzer putting Teka outside for a few minutes and then popping her into her crate. She was loud, but muzzer and I managed to go back to sleep, and we didn't leave for walkies until it was almost light (6:20 am) Score one for muzzer.

Teka has not found a pet groomer or hair dresser willing to dye her pink. She has found a hair dresser who is willing to put extensions on around her ears, and another who will cornrow her fur. But I don't think the corn rows will work as well on Teka as they would on me, so don't give her any ideas, OK?

Teka has also been able to make good on numbers 5 through 10. But that is not much change from her usual behaviour, so we hardly notice it.

I've been going to work with muzzer more lately, as dad is out of town and it is more fun for me to go to work than stay home and watch Teka get her crate unlatched and start on her havoc campaign. So I have been very busy, and I am tired and ready to go to bed when we get home.

BUT....last night muzzer decided I needed (yet another) bath! These are happening with increasing frequency of late. Muzzer says it is because I am digging holes and tunnels and getting muddy. I think it is part of muzzer's plan to break my terrier spirit. Last night, she even used the blow drier on me...not my favorite thing. I do look handsome, and I have included some photos for your enjoyment.

In this first one..I am eating so fast that muzzer had to change the setting on the camera because I kept coming out a blur! She also screwed up the lighting, so I look quite beige and not very white.

You know, she really should stick to cooking, cause she does it pretty well. For dinner tonight we had venison kibble, leftover salmon bits and green beans. You can just see dinner in my bowl, as I came up for air about this time.

Here I am very shortly after that, getting a refreshing drink of Tempe Tap Water! Not the elixir of the gods, but muzzer sometimes forgets to give me the filtered stuff from the pitcher, which is much tastier. And I very seldom get my very favorite water, San Pellegrino. Muzzer says I only like it because it reminds me of the cheese I get on top of my psghettis (Pecorino) but I really like the bubbles! hehehehe. Reminds me of kissing certain wirey girls of my acquaintance, who shall remain nameless because I am a true gentleman. Ahem.

Well, I am listening to American Roots, and just about to sign off now by saying:

"And that's all the news from Tempe Lake, where the muzzers are strong, the dads are good lookin and all the dogs and children are above average. " thank you Garrison Keillor



Harry said...

More baths? Poor you Gus. I just don't think it's on.

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Faya said...

I will have to talk to your muzzer. I am now 20 month and I have only one bath till now. And I digg almost every day. Ok, I am not white like you. Tell her it is not good for your hairs....
Ok I have to admit that you are beautiful after this bath....
Kisses, Faya

Molly the Airedale said...

Poor Teka, all locked up in her crate with only her food bowls for company!
Hey, you look pretty soft and sweet there, Gussie! Snickers will sure love this picture!

Love ya lots,

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Gus, good to see your handsome face again! More baths? That's just simply not on. J x

Joe Stains said...

Teka has the same house like Tanner now, its definitely fate. I still am not sure why teka wants to be pink???

Next time you guys go to the mall let me know and I will tie Tanner to the Welcome To Scottsdale sign, its right in my yard. You guys can pick him up and then maybe forget to bring him back???

Gus said...

hey Joey...maybe we can just tie Teka next to him and someone would dognap the two of them. The ransom of red chief revisited!

Patience-please said...

Hi Gus-
we're with you in bath hell. The dog-allergic grandaughter is coming and we've been getting baths of anticipation.. Plus the Servant said something about getting the 'poker stank' off some of us. Ahem...
the whippet waggle

Ruby Bleu said...

Ick on the bath Gus...but you do look mighty handsome after it...all nice and fluffy!!! Your dinner sounds way yummy too!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Asta said...

I think Teka would look widicoolous with cown wows! Tell hew to just take a bath in pink food colowing,hehehe
you look so wondewful allfluffy fwom youw bath, but I know how you feel..Mommi has been thweatening to give me one too and I haven't even dug a singlw hole,just get smeawed at the wun
youw dinner sounds delish!! I love Pellegwino too!
smoochie kisses

Lenny said...

Hey Gus! Nice to hear from you! My mom wants to know if it's the blow-dryer that makes your hair so nice and curly and fluffy-looking. She loves it. You don't have to tell her though, because I don't want to get blow-dried.

Your friend, Lenny

fee said...

hi gussie, long time no see! is teka all grown up and demanding for her own space already? i think this lobbying for a blog is going to drag on for a long while; it's going to be interesting!


Stanley said...


Don't you let that Teka get the cornrows. Talk about a fashion NO!

I know how you feel about baths ~ I agree. But my girl is going all gushy about how cute and exceptionally woolly you look ~ like a little lambie (she MADE me write that - sorry man). Everytime she sees you she wants to reach through the pooter and hug on you and kiss your punkin head!

Now that I've typed all she wanted me to, let me give you my solemn promise that I WILL NOT let my girl become your stalker. She's kinda hooked on a few of my dog pals, so you are not alone. But really, she's pretty harmless.

Goob love,

Asta said...

Hi Gussie
Mommi thanks you fow all youw wiwy kisses, I'm suwe they will help hew feel bette..she's mostly in bed with me wawming hew,and hew weading1 Has youw Mommi wead any of the Ruth Dudlet Edwards books? They awe mystewies, but mostly vewy funny satiwe skewewing vawious membews of the establishment(English and Amewican) sevewal of the books awe vewy funny about academis..Mommi thought of Muzzew!
smoochie kisses

Peanut said...

muzzer is not nice giving you so many baths. I hope she stops that.

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

Gus, I can understand your plight with muzzer. My mother is in some kind of a fit about my fur cleanliness all the time. Do they not realize that there are so many holes, and simply not enough time??

Agatha and Archie said...

Gussie,We don't know how we missed this post!!tell Teka the pink thing is so OUT now...(maybe that will change her mind)You look so adorable that PL2 wants to jump through the computer also(like Stannies girl) and just kiss you!!(geesh what is up with these guys!!but we think you look charming)PL2 didn't know that Muzzer and Astas Mum love mysteries..She is a fanatic(and is going to check out the author above!!) Happy Thanksgiving little buddy and to all your famiy Love and smoochies A+A

Putz said...

gus you might not remember us, but we have been ivy's friend and armay of four, and we have some first time pictures we want you too see rsvp..loves sadie duke sandy speeding ad jasper bell