Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pawpawty presents!

Hiya pals!  Many of you know that I like to offer my services as late-night quizmaster during #pawpawty events so @FrugalDougal can get some sleep.  The prizes I get to give away are always so fabulous that sometimes I wish I could answer my own quizmaster questions. :)  But I'm always happy to lend a paw and help raise $ for anipal charities.

I was so very surprised to receive a special package via Royal Mail this week:

Hey...I recognize that little dog! It's Dougal!

Oh my dogs! TOYS!

We hit the jackpot!

This toy has LONG legs

Oh no! The legs are attacking me!

Mugsy to the rescue

Oooo...this is a cool green ball.

*sigh* Mugsy stole it

All the great presents came with a note from my pal Dougal - he said he wanted to send me something to thank me for quizmastering.  What a sweet doggie he is!  Thanks for all the pawsome presents, Dougal!  You sure are a good pal. :)

-SylvieDog (and Mugsy too!)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

No thank you, PooTrap

I am adding this to my list of products I do not wish to test, review, or own at any time in my life. This question & response from the FAQ is particularly nice:

Can owner use the "PooTrap" always when walking their dog out?

When dog is having diarrhea, or if the owner just don't feel like taking the "PooTrap" off the dog, feel free to keep the "PooTrap" on the dog.



Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Calling all detectives

I have two mysteries on my hands, and I need help from my pals to solve them.

1. Why does Mugsy sleep like this?

2. What (or who) bit my tomato?

Any and all theories are appreciated.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Bark for Life

I had a lovely time joining Mama, Papa, the boy kid & Mugsy for the American Cancer Society's Bark for Life mini relay today! I thought I'd share some pics from our adventure.

There were lots of dogs & people there

We got to meet Jersey - a cancer therapy dog (he visits with kids while they're going through treatment to help them feel better)

Mugsy tried to steal Jersey's water bottle. So embarrassing.

Here we are was super hot out today.

Mama gave us fresh water after we finished our walk

They had a musical sit contest - we had to sit when the music stopped & the last dog to sit got kicked out. Guess who was kicked out first? That's right, Mugsy. I, on the other hand, came in 3rd place. Here I am with my prizes! Notice that Mugsy is now sitting.

Mugsy was so tired after all the excitement that Papa had to carry him to the car

Thanks again to my anipals who sponsored me & Mugsy. We've raised $85 so far! I know I'm done walking, but you can still chip in to help me reach my goal by visiting my personal fundraising page.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Together we can make a difference!

Mama was diagnosed with cancer last summer when doctors found a tumor in her kidney. She had surgery to remove the tumor and part of her kidney. Her doctor declared her cancer-free, and now she just has to go in for annual scans and tests.

Mugsy & I took very good care of mama while she was recovering from surgery. So I was excited to see that the American Cancer Society has a special event to honor the care giving qualities that dogs like me offer to our families - the “Bark For Life” Mini-Relay. I'll be joining Mama, Papa, the boy kid, and Mugsy on this special Mini-Relay on August 9th to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Every dollar makes a difference!

I hope that my anipals will use their furpower to help me reach my fundraising goal of $150 in honor of Mama and all cancer survivors.

Please visit my personal fundraising page to make a donation.

Thanks pals!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

It's a celebration!

On Saturday, August 1st, I turned 12 years old. Now I'm almost a teenager! My family threw a little party in honor of my big day. And some of my twitter anipals sent me some lovely cards, birthday wishes, and presents.

That's my birthday cake there - isn't it pretty? I mean, of course it is. My picture is on it. It was a special treat from my pal @LaineysPawtique (baker of my very favorite cookies). Here's a look at the rest of my birthday celebration.

My haul of presents! Thanks @LaineysPawtique, @Fergusthedog & @CosmoHavanese!

Someone sure knows me well...check out these barkarita cookies. YUM!

And these look like lovely Ultra Cosmopolitans & Niptinis

These cookies have my name all over them. Seriously. My name is on them.

Look at these cute cards from my pals

After we opened presents, it was time to eat cake. The boy kid blew out the candle for me.

I kept an eye on papa while he sliced my cake. Those slices look a little small... cream cookies to go with my cake!

HEY! My plate is empty! Papa forgot to give me any cake or cookies *wiping crumbs from mouth*

More presents! Mugsy is very, very excited.

I tried my best to get the toy before Mugsy...and failed.

I had a fabulous birthday. Thanks to all my pals for the birthday wishes!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Liver, shmiver

So I went to the vet today for a regular check-up, and they told mama & papa that I have slightly elevated liver enzymes. Papa claims it's because I've been drinking too much. He also claims that this is photographic evidence:

For the record, papa lies. So now I have to take this fancified supplement to balance my enzymes. I'm not exactly sure when I became a new age dog, but I suspect it started back when I joined twitter. And it only intensified when I started writing my own blog.

p.s. the vet says it's no big deal, so don't start worrying about me. I say my liver is plenty strong to keep sipping barkaritas for the rest of my days.