Archive for December, 2009

Riley the Black-Nosed Puppy

Riley (wondering whose idea it was to make him wear antlers)

This entry is written with apologies to Robert May, the advertising executive who wrote “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” He wrote it as a poem for a department-store Santa to give to children. Within its first year of publication, over 2 million copies had been given away to children. The poem was later set to music and recorded in 1949 by Gene Autry.

Riley received his name precisely because he lives “the life of Riley.” One of his co-dependent “Pamperers in Chief” says, “How can such an adorable little face hide such a Jekyll & Hyde dog?” If Riley could talk (or blog) we’d hear HIS side of the story.

Riley the Black-Nosed Puppy

Riley the black-nosed puppy
Had a very shiny nose
But if you ever saw him
You wouldn’t exactly say it glows Read the rest of this entry »

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The (Twenty)-Four* Major Food Groups

luckydog_hotdog_vendor500… According to Jasmine and Spunky

Humans have a food pyramid, a balanced diet (in theory at least) and the four major food groups. Dogs, however, have a far less discriminating palate. Here are more than a few of Spunky and Jasmine’s favorite food groups:

1. Leftovers… including the food plus any paper or cardboard packaging.

2. Unattended Food… (See Pepperoni Pups.)

3. Attended Food… If your reaction time is slow.

4. Food in Doggie Bags… technically, this counts as “leftovers,” but it is also considered an entitlement by some dogs (who may or may not be able to read) … who consider it exploitative if the “doggie” bag is not shared with … the doggies. Read the rest of this entry »

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