Monday, September 13, 2010

Dog Day at The Beach!

Gus, Waldo, Nick and I met halfway with Ashley and Stella to enjoy a fun morning at The Beach Waterpark. Stella is not a big fan of the water, but you wouldn't know that! (this is video #2--make sure to watch the one I posted yesterday, too!)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

DoG and GoD

This may have already made its way around the internet and back again, but this is my first time seeing it.  It's a little cheesy in it's delivery, but by the end I was giggling with glee over it.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Waldo's Day Out

Waldo and mommee went to the Walk for Strays, a walk benefitting a local no-kill shelter in our area.  We have done this walk for the past 2 years, and always enjoy it.  This year, Waldo and Mommee walked alone.  Gus has been having some leg issues: if he walks too far, he gets a limp.  So mommee has been limiting his activities for now.

So Waldo and mommee had a Waldo's Day Out!  Lots of people at the park recognized Waldo.  Of course there were the normal comments of "Wow! What a big dog!"  That is, until we entered Waldo in the "Tallest Dog Contest".  Waldo didn't even place!!

The winner of the Tallest Dog contest was.....get this.....10 inches taller at the withers than Waldo.  10 INCHES!!

Waldo did win 3rd prize in the Longest Tail contest.  Go, Waldo!

Mommee didn't take her camera with her to the walk--something about it maybe raining.  So you will have to imagine the super huge doggies that were there!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Hey there, Delilah...

Many of you know that mommee started her own photography business about 10 months ago.  It's been going really great!  (you can see her website here)

One of the specials that she did was in June...a Pet Special!  She got to take pictures of all kinds of doggies, and even a horsie!

One of the sessions she did was with a sweet girl named Delilah, a 15-year old lab.  Mommee particularly loved this picture she got of Delilah and her mommee Claire:


Claire wrote to mommee this morning and said that sweet Delilah crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday.  Mommee doesn't know how she'll be able to get through editing the rest of the session now!  So happy to know that Claire will have a sweet tribute to remember her by.  When you live over half your life with one doggie, they leave imprints on your soul.  We're keeping our paws on our hearts for Delilah's mommee today.

Love your doggies!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

GRRRREAT Day!

Tooday wuz a grrreat day!  We starrted owt wif sum swimmin...


We gotched da mommee and da daddee all WET!


Den we went on a walkee wif mommee and daddee arownd a parrk and fownd sum jeeo-kashiz:



And den, mommee and daddee let us hav sum AISS KREAM!!


BEST. DAY. EVUR!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mommee'z Fayvrit Parts (Part 2)

Sum uv woo may remembur arr post abowt da parrts abowt us dat mommee wuvs da most?  Well, she tuk sum more piktures reesentlee, and wanted to shayr sum MORE uv hur fayvrite parts!

Gus' eyebrows:

Waldo's wrinkled forehead:

Gus' funny whiskers:

And both of their feet (espeshully Waldo's diffrint colurd toenaylz):

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

An Open Letter to the EVC

Dear friends at EVC,

I just wanted to write you all to say thank you.  In November of 2008 my husband and I brought our Great Dane Waldo into the EVC on Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.  When we came in, we really thought that you were going to tell us that there wasn't anything we could do.  We had been battling mange with him since August, and the mite had completely taken over his body.  When we came to see you, Waldo had almost no fur on his hind end or his snout at all.  To make matters worse, he had a large area of infected skin that was oozing blood and pus.  To say that I was distraught would have been an understatement.  We had taken him to our family vet just a couple of days earlier, and they brushed off his condition with medication, and no understanding.


When we came in, we were brought in right away, over many other pets that needed care, as well.  Dr. Czonka was patient and kind, and assured us that it was not the end for Waldo.  She gave us practical steps to take, and encouraged us that we WERE doing the right things.

I'm sure you get lots of stories where you help people by bringing their pets back to life in a dramatic way.  Ours is not that kind of a story.  In fact, I think Dr. C just told us to keep giving him baths, and gave us an ecollar.  But her kind demeanor, her understanding, her compassion for Waldo and for us were just what we needed at that time.  I am eternally grateful to the EVC for saving Waldo.  When he was given his final "all clear of mange" test from the vet that April, I knew I had you all to thank for it.  Thanks for all you do for pets in the area every day.  This is one Dog Mom who noticed.



Allison
Dog Mom to Waldo and Gus

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday, Gus!

My little man is 4 today!!  Hard to believe that he's growing up so fast.  :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Daddy is Funnee

We WUV arr daddee!  He iz alwayz beeing funnee wif us.  Heer iz sum ov da tings daddee duz wif us.




On anufur note, Wednesday iz a big day in arr howse!  Can aneewun gess wat it iz??

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Our New Book!

Have you ever heard of Blog2Print?

We hadn't. Though, we wish we had heard of it earlier!

We saw an ad for it through Facebook one day, so we decided to check it out.

Basically, it is linked through Blogger, Wordpress, or TypePad accounts, and it takes all of your posts (or the ones that you choose), and turns them into a book!!  We've been wanting to do this for a while with our dog blog here, so mommee tested it out to see.  Wowwee, was she excited to have it arrive in the mail!


It is like a yearbook of Gus and Waldo!  The cover is just like a school yearbook--it is very sturdy and has a nice sheen on it so if mommee spills something on it (which she does sometimes), it won't get messed up.


You can choose the cover (hard or soft), the design of the cover, and the pictures you want on the front and back covers.  You can also choose to add your comments (though, with Blogger blogs, they only have the most recent 20 posts available with this option, so we would suggest not doing that).


They also just started a new feature called Snapshot, where it keeps your text and photos associated together as they appear on your blog!

Right now, Blog2Print is offering 15% off of their books!  Just enter the code newb2p at checkout!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Strange Searching

I love Google Analytics.  If you're not sure what it is, you should check out this post, where I detail what you can do with it.

Anyway, I was checking in with my report about this site.  I love seeing how many people are coming to see the adventures of Gus and Waldo.  I know it hasn't been as many lately because I've been too busy to go and see others.  To receive you must give, you know.  But one of my favorite parts of the report is where you can see what people are typing into Google when they find your site.  There are many funny (and disturbing?) things that people are searching for.  Here are my favorites:

1. "blogspot dog mom gus waldo"  -- This shows me that people know about the site, they just can't remember my long blog handle.

2. "a dog that looks like dug"  -- That's probably from this post

3. "contest for dogs tricks"  -- Ooh, what a fun contest we hosted!  We're planning something for Gus and Waldo's next birthdays, so stay tuned!

4. "dog end moms"  -- Umm....this is mildly disturbing.  This isn't Michael Vick's blog, people!

5. "dogs run free rainbow bridge".  -- *sniff* Chloe Amelia.

6. "good dogmom" -- aaw, thanks.

7. "son slobbers kissing mom videos"  -- Umm...this is highly disturbing.  *shudder*

8. "swirly fur on dog tail"  -- I love my swirly butt boy.

9. "the infurminator"  -- Is Ah-nuld visiting?

10.  игра тайкн три  --  Any ideas what that means??

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Waldo Wuvs Mommee

Me and Mommee went to a biggie parrk tooday.  She tuk me on an ekstra long walkie throo da woodz.  Hur furiend Amy took dis pikture ov us.  It iz a gud pikture to show all of woo how much I lovesies my mommee!

Thursday, March 4, 2010