Saturday, February 27, 2010

Going for the Gold: Ladies' Free-Style Barking and the Buster-Vexing Slalom

Today the snow began to melt!




I ventured out on the front porch, the spirit of friendly competition manifest in my bearded countenance. One thought entered my mind:

I must humiliate Buster !




I'd heard that Vancouver had the mildest winter in 100 years, and they had to drop snow in by helicopter for many of the events...

Connecticut was looking pretty much the same:
tough skiing !



Everywhere, Wilsons emerged from the snowdrifts, glistening green, inviting poor, hapless Buster
to come play.




This was my big chance! I had not tormented Buster in at least an entire hour. The time had come. Wilson would be the bait!


video


Ah, that was satisfying!



Next event: The Aerials !

Be back soon,

Bailey


Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Case of Recovered Memory: in which Buster finds the Wilsons of Autumn as a result of melted snow.

Yes, the temperature finally reached a tropical 8 degrees Celsius the other day. The sun glared down upon the firmament, creating a scorching desert. The accumulated snow of months proceeded to melt.

And what should appear? Mammoth bones? No-- Wilsons!



It was a moment of ineffable joy for Buster.

I watched him with detached curiosity. His tiny brain had become overwhelmed with portents of spring--with dreams of emerging greenery and the certain knowledge that, in the not-too-distant future, he could spend every minute of every waking hour chasing and mouthing his beloved Wilsons!


video


This was a true triumph of joy over reason! It was a lovely thing to behold.

Your faithful correspondent,

Bailey

P.S. For those who have expressed concern regarding the whereabouts of Persephone, she has surfaced. Her confessional may be found below !



Saturday, February 20, 2010

Persephone's Whereabouts Disclosed: I'm NOT lost.....

"Hello," to my public.... I, PERSEPHONE,Empress of Hades have heard through
the grape-vine of the blogosphere of the United Dogs of the World, that there have been a number of posts asking exactly where I am.
That my brother, theBUSTER, is posting information on this blog that could be construed, as MOI "not holding my end of the blog up".
Well, I'm right HERE!!! in blog-land.
Of course, I am laying here on MY couch -- enjoying MY day.
I am not lost, it is not "spring", I do not have to "wake up" yet!
You see, I have
this new
place ---->

Me and my human
sister have decided
to leave the chaos
of the family den,
and move to a
new, (well sorta)....
unchaotic (NOT!) space.


It was all her idea,
not mine....
she
said I would have my "own domain".

That I would have bunnies to chase!




Places to roam.
My own bed!!!!
My own
toys -- and I would not have to share them with
ANYONE, if I didn't want to.


<-------SEE there...a new RED-bed-of-many-bones -- a blankie, with my favorite snowmans. There is even a bunny wubba and another wubba f0r MOI to play with. Not to mention, my "PINKie" ball, and teensey-weensey mousie!










SEE-------------------->
there I am.

I"M HAPPY!

Now where are those bunnies????

I've smelled them out and about
but, I have not seen them yet -- mebbe I need a haircut -- this hair is in my eyes.. mebbe
I need a full body make-over with a new coif.....maybe I could be a blonde! Uh.... oh geepers
I'm sounding like theBUSTER!

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WAIT!
I'm not finished telling you about my happy stuff....
To get back to the story... my human sister came to the house and whisked me away ( with the humomm's permission of course).
The huMOMM said we deserve each other
and
that my sister needed my PROtection,
from the bunnies and whatever else is "out there".....

Day or night I am ever at the ready --
waiting to protect my gurlie.
The plumber has been to the house and the furnace people, and the people of cleanliness.
They came when the water heater "bit the dust" and some puff-back grungee grunge flew in the air... I needed a bath after that.
....
not to mention the contractor and the electrician...
It has been a busy month for me.
I, Persephone, Empress of the Underworld, as well as CEO of the Underworld,
have arranged EVERYTHING.
ME -- MOI
Have made all the appointments, met with all of the worker-people.....
Because -- I, ME, MOI am a new house owner
and that's just my job --
My gurlie just goes off to work and leaves me to "deal".
She said that to me... "just deal".... harumph.....!


See, here I am telling my gurlie to
wipe her feet when she comes in..
*please note the illusion of
her hand moving
UP
&
down-------------------->

These pictures were brought
to you by the
excellent --
suberb --
photographic expertise of
the huMOMM!



Speaking of the huMOMM, she said she misses me! But she sees me all of the time because we only live 13 minutes and 3 seconds away from her.....
so she visits with me and I go and visit at the old house.
When she comes
she PLAYS outdoors with me!
Sometimes she brings
Ms. Blue, my dog-momm with her.
I have not invited theBUSTER yet!
When the SNOWS came,
she came over to PLAY.

I waited at the gate-------------------------------->
to invite her into my new
yard... all fenced in so I can
chase the bunnies.


I have to "know" my yard, I walk around my new fence to make sure it's in good shape -- or I'll have to have to worker-men come back. Actually, not a bad idea -- then we can play with the machine that moves earth again.
Here is a short movie of me,
I'm testing out the snow
to making sure it doesn't swallow up my gurlie in the vortex I've left, after
my first go around, in the snow.
video


At the beginning of the week the snows came down pretty fast


I kept getting covered in snowflakes while I waited for the bunnies to come out
and play...... my gurlie said that all the bunnies were snuggled down in their hole to stay warm and it may be a good idea if we went inside to warm up before I became a frozen snow-dog.
Sounded like a plan so off we went to get warm and comfy in the little brick house.

I've decided I like my new "spot".....and my new red-bed-of-many-bones and my new chair, and my new couch.........

I guess I'll stay for a while and keep
tabs on my silly human sister.



For now a,
BIG-
UPSIDE-DOWN-
TOOTHY...........

SEPHIE-GRIN!
---->


Persephone signing off....
I'm still HERE!


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Saturday, February 13, 2010

WHERE ARE THE SNOWS...BETTER YET, WHERE IS PERSEPHONE???

So... the snow finally arrived! The one w/opposable thumbs has finally deemed to write these words for MOI!
The report did say the snows would start on wednesday <---- so we waited and we waited....and waited some more--------------------------->
-->wednesday was slowly being waited away. I did yell up to the snow gods to "let 'er
rip...."



but



I don't believe


they
heard
exactly what I was calling for, because even Ms. Blue was having a hard time finding it.
She did
find a
bit of snow...here------------------------->
Hey is Sephie in there?

she continued to search....found some small patches,

and then found a bit more snow there------>

but where was this BIG BLIZZARD?

Someone forgot to tell
the "snow gods" the BLIZZARD was
for
us.......
You know...
send LOTS of snow to: the blue dogs up NORTH!!!! It's all about US US US! Do you hear the hysteria in our barks?????
PFFFWah!!
It looks like we just have to make do with the little SNOWS that fell on our heads.
I guess it was time to share with all the dogs down SOUTH!!!
Hey, where is Persephone?


Maybe if we make lots more noise????? Puleeeeze???? SNOW! where are you??????
Talk about a frenzied search----->
just follow me!
HEY! Persephone are you back there?

video We're STILL searching for the
BIG SNOW BLIZZARD.........
time out!
Where is Sephie?
time out!
time out I SAY!! We need a Wilson break -- I'm stressing just a tad.

"snow wilson"
is a hard game to play even with a little snow. Did you see that yellow patch?
Be careful.... may not be Wilson. eeeeUUUUgross.

video
Watch out for falling snooo--w.

We will be searching for the SNOW for a while longer...
if you have it where you are keep a good watch on it
and we'll be down to play...
*************************************

*************blue snow flakes
*************

*************************************

theBUSTER & MS.Blue... hey where's Persephone?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bailey's Olympic Sleeping Trials


I. The Inspiration



II. Basic Conditioning



III. Intense Workout



IV. The Thrill of Victory




And an added bonus:




Buster's new dreadlocks!

Next Event: Big Snowstorm tomorrow morning !

More to come...

B, B, & P




Saturday, February 6, 2010

Après le Bain

Yes, friends, it was true! Mom said we looked "ratty," and we were! Our coats were full of unspeakable things we'd picked up while rolling in the snow.




Our features were undefinable...



It was hard to tell one of us from the other.

Mom said it was BATHTIME !

And lo, it came to pass that we were bathed today.

Bailey regained the natural shine on her coat...



I got back in touch with my inner wolf, unencumbered by the things I'd rolled in and picked up...



Mom tried to blow-dry me and I told her I could do it better myself !



Bailey accepted the assistance of her personalized space heater...




And we quietly settled down for the next edition of Dogs 101 on Animal Planet !





They say that baths are not masculine, but I don't care !

I feel good.



The only trouble is, it'll take me another week of mud-diving to replace the stuff that I lost.

I'll start that little project tomorrow!

Buster


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Comparative Anatomy--Lab Section

Eye of Buster...



Eye of Bailey...




Ear of Buster...




Ear of Bailey...



Characteristic Evening Position: Proboscis busterensis



Characteristic Evening Position: Skunkalator bailisnarfus




The contemplative brain in action...




Les barbares diminutifs ensemble


Monday, February 1, 2010

Both Ends

I. BaileySnout




II. BaileyTush




III. BusterSnout




IV. BusterTush




V. The Whole Package