Monday, December 7, 2009

Long time no bark

Hello everyone!

Mommy has been hogging the computer because she has finals coming up and lots of projects due for school. But we found a few minutes to give you some updates!

Grandma and Grandpa came to visit just before Thanksgiving. Cody showed Grandma how he likes to be a lapdog.












I think I fit better.












And she even gave me a nice back rub!









Our Aunt and Uncle sent me this snappy looking jacket for me because it didn't fit Cora and Sophia (the silky terriers) and they are girls anyway! Unfortunately it is a tad too big so I can't go motorcycle riding quite yet (and Mommy and Daddy would need to buy a motorcycle too so at this point it's just too big of an investment for the sake of looking cool). I do think I look pretty handsome in it, don't you?









Mommy snapped this picture of Cody sleeping last night. He looks like a pretzel!









And then she got this one just a few minutes ago. That green rubber thing is his best friend. I think it smells funny.










We are heading to St. Louis for Christmas and New Years...which means I get to take my pills so I don't get carsick on the 12 hour drive! We are excited to get more attention from Mommy and Daddy's families but are nervous about meeting our new cousin (of the hooman variety). Hopefully she likes us and we can manage to stay on our best behavior!

Peace out pups!
-Yoshi

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thank you Grandma and Grandpa!

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We got an early Christmas present!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Laaaazy dayz

Sorry we promised to update - we should probably stop doing that because we have gotten really lazy lately. We are too busy enjoying our couch and having our Daddy home all the time. We had promised to update with our Halloween report so here it is. This was the first time we were ALL together for Halloween in 5 years! Mommy and Daddy went all out as Jack Skellington and Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas.













Cody was supposed to be Jack's dog Zero, but Mommy spent too long on her costume and didn't have enough time to properly work on Cody's.









Yoshi of course dresses up as his namesake every year.









He hates his life around this time of year.









Daddy is gone again right now visiting family in Missouri. Our Grandma and Grandpa are coming to visit us next weekend though! We are excited to have company!

No promises on when we'll update next...but we'll see you soon!
-Yoshi and Cody

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy Birthday!

To our Aunt Coco and Uncle Gizzy! They are 10 today! They are our grandparent's poodles, so technically they are Mommy's siblings...it's all very complicated.


Coco, the princess. Her and Yoshi sometimes have arguments when we come to visit.









Gizzy is lots of fun though!









Can't you just see that look on her face that says "I get what I want?" It's true.









Poodle butts...it doesn't do them justice, but if you wanna take a sniff, go ahead.








-Yoshi and Cody

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Snow Days!

Sorry for our absence! Mommy and Daddy have been busy unpacking all of our stuff and rearranging things and then we got our first big snow of the year! We were both born and raised in North Dakota so we are used to snow, but usually it is too cold to go out and play in it! So when Mommy got the day off from school we went as a family to the dog park down the street. We had a blast running around, but unfortunately no other doggies were there to play. My hair is too long so I got snowballs stuck to me (I have a grooming appointment on Monday so I will be ready for the next snow fall) and I didn't like it. My sweater got lost in the move so my tummy was cold too.

Here's some pictures and a short video of our snow day!
Here's us running at the park.









Cody stays warmer than I do because his fur is different









I like sticking my head in the snow.









Our front yard. It was pretty deep!









I wasn't in the picture because I was cold and sitting on the porch waiting to go inside. My leash got stuck in a snowball which stuck to my fur so Daddy couldn't get it off!









And a video of us running at the dog park!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! We will post pictures later tonight or tomorrow hopefully of us in our costumes and Mommy and Daddy in theirs! Be safe if you go out trick or treating! We will be handing out candy to all of our neighbor kids!

-Yoshi

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

We have stuff!

Sorry for the long break! As you might have gathered from some of our previous posts, our Mommy has been living in our new house in Colorado for the past few months while our Daddy had to stay at our old house. You see, we were Air Force brats! But Daddy just finished his enlistment so Mommy left us with one of her new classmates and she got on a plane and went back to North Dakota to help Daddy bring our stuff down to Colorado. We behaved ourselves very well while she was gone, except for Cody waking the "dogsitter" up at 6:45am every day (that is when Mommy usually gets up).

So now we have our couch and our normal food dishes (they were forgotten so we have been eating out of nasty old plastic bowls) and lots more cardboard boxes to destroy (among many other things)! Mommy decided that I must have been a mountain goat in a previous life because I love climbing things! After this picture was taken Daddy put up a big metal rack to arrange all of our boxes and I somehow managed to climb it and get on that window sill right behind me. But once I climb up I can't climb back down so I just sit and whimper until someone comes to get me!









Different room, same story.












And now for some pictures of Mommy's trip even though we didn't get to go. Here's Daddy getting an awfully nice looking gift from his shop chief at his going away party (Daddy is on the right).










Mommy always wanted to stop and take a picture of the front of our first home before we left and she finally did it after they left for the last time!









They saw lots of snow on their way back to Colorado - this particular place was saying 15 inches of snow, but luckily it was all on the grass and not the roads or else we would have been staying by ourselves that night!











I'm going to go snuggle on our couch now, see you later dudes!
-Yoshi

Oh, and PeeS - Mommy ended up doing better than she thought on her test - I guess all of my explanations paid off!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Studious. Or not.

Mommy had a test on Friday. She was learning a lot of complicated things, but she just couldn't get the hang of something in the cell cycle. I tried my best to explain it to her, it really wasn't that difficult.










It was very frustrating though because she just didn't seem to understand.










Meanwhile, Cody just sat there and didn't help at all!









I finally gave up. Her test grade will probably reflect this.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Not so wordless Wednesday

Mommy taught me how to help with laundry today. As some of you know, I love socks. I was watching her pull lots of socks out of the dryer this morning and I sat quietly and watched as each one of them came out of the dryer. She knows how much I love socks so she gave one to me. Then she took it away and threw it in the dryer! That was mean of her. But I really wanted the sock so I jumped in after it! Once I got in there I realized why socks like it so much - it is a nice, cozy, and confined space - which I love!

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Mommy made me get out and then gave me another sock. I decided the sock probably wanted to go back into the dryer so I put it back. She tried giving me more socks to put in the dryer but I figured they didn't want to be too crowded in there. Cody was distracting me anyway. I liked being in the dryer because he is too big to get in there with me!

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rescue doggies!

We have had a crazy evening tonight. Mommy brought two of her friends home and we all set out for a walk...we were very excited to meet some new people! About 10 minutes into the walk we found a little black doggy. He smelled funny and had an infected eye, but he was very friendly and kept trying to sniff us and follow us. Mommy figured if he followed us home she could call a shelter to figure out what to do with him. It was pretty obvious that he was not near where he was supposed to be as we were in the middle of a pretty big field between the backs of houses. So we kept walking until we got to the main road of the subdivision, which is pretty busy. Mommy unhooked me from my leash and carried me so the little black doggy could borrow my leash and not run out into the street. I got to ride in style! But I would rather have been down on the ground trying to sniff this new dude!

So anyways, we're walking along and guess what...ANOTHER doggy starts following us! This one looked healthier and probably was close to his home but he kept following us. Mommy saw someone and asked if the person recognized this 2nd doggy and they had never seen him before, so we all came back to our house. Mommy put me and Cody in our kennels and the other two ran around in the backyard while she tried calling animal control and local shelters - after about a bazillion phone calls she finally called our vet who told her she could bring the doggys into them to see if there was a microchip, but they couldn't keep them overnight and they were over an hour away. The alternative was to take them to the Aurora Animal Shelter where they have night drop kennels...so that is what Mommy decided to do.

Mommy told me that she filled out paperwork and then each doggy went into a different little compartment with food and water and a nice bed before the door locked behind them. She was upset at the thought that these dogs might not be claimed, but is hopeful that things will turn out ok with them.

As a reminder to all of our other doggy pals - make sure that your humans put a tag on your collar with your name and a phone number or address! If you are microchipped, make sure that your humans fill out the paperwork and send it in (it is not done automatically when you get that nasty shot) and if you move...make sure they update your information!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Already?!

It snowed briefly today! We think it is too early. Then as we were getting ready to write about how we tore up lots of boxes today it started sleeting so Mommy got a video of Cody trying to figure out what was falling from the sky!
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sad day at the dog park

Today we went to play at the dog park and we heard the "Daddy" of a B-E-UTIFUL Siberian Husky talking about how he was thinking of giving her away. He has only had her for 3 months. His reason? She was cutting into "his" time...he wanted to be playing tennis instead of being at the dog park and did not like that she was interrupting his social life. Has he not figured out that dogs are the center of the world? Tennis is not more important than we are. At least it shouldn't be. But he should have thought about that before he made the commitment to take her.

And now, a rare peek - both of us sitting calmly in a picture...together!










We're sleepy, it's time for bed. Only 3 more weeks until we get to see our Daddy and our couch again! This lawn chair just isn't doing it for me. Oh yeah, Mommy's excited too.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Such a good helper

Today I helped Mommy while she was working on her first quilt. I tested it out and made sure that it was initially comfy enough...it was! And that was even before it had any fluff inside of it!









Cody gave Mommy a scare too - it even startled me! She was standing on one side of the quilt on the floor and had some fabric in her hand. Instead of walking around the quilt to get to the other side she decided just to take a gigantic leap over it - Cody freaked out and growled at her! He also immediately started wagging his tail and apologizing but it scared everyone! He's been really jumpy lately - not sure why.

-Yoshi

Friday, August 28, 2009

We were tagged!












We received the "Oops I ate it" award from our friends Bijou and Banjo! Here are the rules:

"When accepting this award, you must blog about the food you have stolen when your humans were not watching. If you have never stolen any food, you must have been a really good pup! You can accept this yummy tray of cookies as your reward! Next add the logo of this award to your blog (optional), then nominate at least 5 other furry blogs and let them know by leaving a message on their blogs."

Yoshi here, I guess I'll start first since I joined the family before Cody. I have actually been very good and I have never stolen food when my humans were not watching. I really prefer to rip up cardboard boxes and whatever else they might have left around of any importance. For instance, one day Mommy came downstairs to find me sitting on the kitchen table shredding her to-do list. She was not happy! But as far as food goes, I generally leave it alone.

My turn! It's Cody now. I used to steal food all the time when I first was adopted. I would "counter surf" sometimes, and my head is also at a convenient height where I can reach the coffee table if Mommy and Daddy leave things sitting on it. Once I managed to scarf about 4 pancakes off of the counter that Mommy was letting cool on a plate (she knew it was me because only the pancakes closest to the edge were gone and one was ripped in half). Another time Mommy and Daddy had made delicious smelling cheeseburgers on the grill and were eating at the coffee table. I went over for a whiff and just couldn't help myself - I had to have a bite! I managed to grab the burger and get a small taste before I was yelled at and sent into my kennel. I don't try to steal food anymore, but I will try to take a lick or at least get close so I can have dreams later about what they were eating...mmmmm.

We're going to pass our award along to Jake and Fergi, Deefor and Arrow, and Poppy the LBC!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pooped puppies

We loooooove that Mommy has been taking us to the dog park every day. We ran around a lot tonight because there were lots of doggies around. Mommy thinks we might be picking up bugs though because we're both very itchy (even though we have our Frontline on) but she hasn't actually found any bugs yet. Anyway, while Mommy watched a movie tonight, we crashed out on the carpet! Please excuse some of the camera angles, as Mommy was trying not to distrub us too much (if she moves, we get excited and stand up to see what's going on).

Occasionally I relax like this when I'm really sleepy.






















And this is one of those funky camera angles, but it looks like we're upside down so it's fun!












Mommy thinks some of the positions she finds me in are hilarious...I just think they are comfortable!










Aren't you done taking pictures yet?













Finally, some peace and quiet! Time for bed, g'nite folks!

-Yoshi

Mean doggy

Mommy has been taking us to the dog park every day which has been a blast! Tonight it was really crowded which was more fun for us because there were more doggies to chase and play with. But eventually a not-so-nice doggy came in and her human kept her on her leash the whole time. Mommy could tell that this doggy was not too friendly, but Cody tried to make friends with her anyway. I didn't see it start, but from what Mommy told me she saw a big puff of dirt fly up, heard lots of barking and yelping, and then saw a big ball of brown and black fur rolling away from the human with the leash! She ran out to get Cody and make sure that he was alright - he was, but was a little startled! Of course I had to go out and investigate this new doggy too and give her a piece of my mind, but Mommy scooped me up before I could get to her. The doggy left shortly after that. I don't like bully doggies, I prefer the friendly ones.

But just so this post isn't all gloom and doom, here's an older video (from last summer) of me doing one of my most favoritist things in the world - playing with socks! I never destroy them, but I love shaking them around and showing them who is boss!

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-Yoshi

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back in Denver

We continued to have fun at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Cody especially loved getting to cool off in the pool every day. And Grandma kept giving us lots of treats! But eventually we had to leave so once again we loaded up the car for another loooong trip to get back to Denver. Grand total: over 3,000 miles in less than 3 weeks! We are still getting used to the new house, and it doesn't feel like home quite yet.

Mommy remembered to bring my purple sheep blanket! She was hiding it from me (ok, it was on the floor in a room where Mommy and Daddy used it the night they had to sleep on the floor, but I never noticed it). This blanket used to sit on our couch and I would cuddle with my sheep while Mommy and Daddy watched a movie or were upstairs on their computers. There's no couch in the house yet, but Mommy put it on her bed for temporary storage and I claimed it again! It is so comfy so I think I'll just stay here awhile longer!


















-Yoshi

Oh, and PeeS - I got a haircut! Can you tell from my new pictures? I was really hot when we were in St. Louis so Mommy took me for a shave...I feel so much better now!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Swimming Doggies!

Hi everyone! After another reeeeeally long day in the car (Mommy says we have driven about 2000 miles in the last week) we are in St. Louis at Grandma and Grandpa's house for vacation and are having a blast! There's other doggies here - two poodles named Gizzy and Coco. They are kinda fun to run around with. Grandma gives us lots of treats when all 4 of us manage to sit at the same time in the kitchen because she can't believe how well behaved we are! Last time Yoshi was here he started chewing on the wooden stair banister, so Grandpa was pretty leery of letting him visit again, but so far we have been on our best behavior.

Grandma and Grandpa have a pool! Yoshi doesn't much care for it, but I LOVE IT. At first I was not sure what it was, but Mommy put her feet in and was splashing around a little. I was thirsty so I leaned down for a drink but I fell in! It was a little scary at first because my feet didn't touch the water, but now I like it and I'm not nervous anymore.

Here's me paddling around near the deep end...not a great pic, but you get the idea!

Here is a pic of me, Yoshi, Mommy, and our friend Haylee...I had just gotten done chasing a ball and Mommy caught me!




Here is a group shot of all 4 doggies, Mommy, Grandma, and Haylee. Coco is the one escaping over Grandma's shoulder.







Yesterday Mommy was gone for the day so I showed Grandma and Grandpa how I can rescue people. If someone is on a raft, I try to push them to the stairs so they can get out. I am very gentle and have not popped the raft yet! Here's a short video of me pulling Yoshi around on the raft - as you can tell, he doesn't like the water much. His body is too long so he sinks before he can figure out how to paddle.



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That's all for now!

-Cody

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Home!

Sorry it's been awhile since we've updated - we moved from North Dakota to Colorado! We spent a loooong time in the car after helping Mommy and Daddy load the U-Haul.













I took my car sickness pill before we left so I didn't throw up at all which made the trip better for everyone this time. We even got to stop at Mount Rushmore! And we got to stay in 2 hotels which was a new experience for us, but again, we did well. I even got to be in the front seat for a little while and stick my head out the window...I think we were in Wyoming. I love feeling the breeze in my face but I kept getting hit by bugs and the trucks we passed made loud scary noises. So I went back to my kennel for the rest of the trip.












This is how we rode most of the way.










Here's me at Mount Rushmore!












Here's us and our Daddy and Mommy in front of our new house - this is the first house that they've bought for us (the last one wasn't actually ours) and we love it! There's almost no furniture yet so we have a lot of room to run around. Cody keeps sliding around on the hardwood floors that are in some of the rooms.











We have a nice backyard but we also found something really cool just down the street! There's a doggie park less than a 5 minute walk from our house! Mommy is thrilled that she will be able to take us both down there and wear us out so we don't get into as much trouble while she's gone at school.









Mommy and Grandma painted a room bright red (our last house was boring white because we weren't allowed to paint it) and then wondered why there were 10 little spots of red paint on the new carpets. I was caught red-pawed! It smelled so strange in there though, I couldn't resist!











That's all for now, I'm going to go run around out back and see if I can figure out how to escape from the fence again. I've already made it as far as the street twice now but they blocked my exit...no fun at all!

-Yoshi