Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bad to the BONE Contest Winners

Well before we get started I want to thank everyone that entered and I really enjoyed seeing and hearing all your badness! We have thieves, rule breakers, Beggers, destroyers, and bullying to share with you.

Now, I present the entries in completely random order:


"PAWsonally I think this is GRRRRRREAT.... BUTT some might think it is BAD to make FUN of My DAD by Drawin a Picture of him"

Tucker: Funny and BAD, great combo.

Mom took us to the groomers one day for baths and haircuts. Then after she picked us up we went for a walkie at the X-Men estate. Mom forgot that there's lots of geese hanging around there and when she wasn't paying attention, I found a big pile of poopies and rolled in it! 

Tucker: Stinky and happy - As happy as a pig in sh*t =  happy as a Sam in Goose POOP!

Doing some painting of his own, I little on the cheek, the leg, and the tush. 

Tucker: Benny are you trying to get spots like your sister Lily, or were you just trying to help with the painting?

Up on the counter, looking for kittehs, the true meaning of counter surfing.

Tucker: Lily I see nothing wrong with this, humans don't understand you need a better view.  Now if the kitteh was on the counter that would be a problem.

As you know, I'm NEVER bad, but this is something that seemed to make a pretty strong impression on Momma. You see, I'm a dog who likes comfort. And Momma kept leaving me in my crate with nothing but a dog bed to protect me from the nasty hard ground. Can you believe that??? But then I realized that she left my crate right next to the big bed, which has all sorts of extra comforts on it, like a big stuffed comforter and pillows! So one day when Momma left me in the crate and I was about to burst out crying at the agony of lying practically on the ground, I had to take action! If you look at the top left of my picture, you can see where I was able to grab the comforter right through the bars of my crate -- even though the bed was several inches away! Momma was SO impressed, she kept saying, "I can't BELIEVE you did that!!" The comforter was a whole lot thicker than the gap in the bars, so it took a lot of pulling. But luckily pulling on the comforter also brought one of the big pillows with the sham that matched the comforter over to within reach. So I grabbed that too! Before long I had the whole comforter and pillow in my crate! I had to do a lot of rearranging to make sure the stuffing inside the comforter was distributed equally, but I live for my work! By the time Momma finally got home -- a whole hour later! -- I finally had the bedding arranged to my liking and was ready to play with her. She was so impressed with my handiwork that she pulled out her camera right away and snapped this shot of my interior design skills.
For some reason, she moved my crate away from the bed the next day. Moms are weird.

Tucker:  I am astounded by your ability to make the best of a situation and use the tools at hand to complete the job.

See, my Pops is a contractor. And sometimes Momma lets him eat his dinner in front of the tv cause she knows he's been working hard all day. I however, do not care how hard he works. And, I want a piece of his dinner.
You see here, I start out just watching him.
Then I move in a little closer.
Then I jump on him to get a quick lick of what he's eating.
Bad I tell you. Real bad. 

Tucker: What a little sneak you are, your poor Dad looks so tired he doesn't even realize you licked his food until it's too late!

Contemplating stealing a HAM, which she took some of.
She's an expert thief, here is what he Mom has to say:

When she was a pup, I had unwrapped THREE steaks for the grill and ran outside to the trash with the wrapper. When I came in the door, she was running out of the kitchen. I looked to the steaks. One on the plate... One sliding off the edge of the kitchen counter. The third??? HIDDEN UNDER her bed! She was smart enough to hide one and go steal another!!! BRAT! 

Tucker: Mabel, it is not your fault that you are smarter than your hooman, BOL.  Seriously, you have a record why would she leave food unattended around you?  I believe she wanted you to have it, that is why she left it for you.

I don't know that I feel guilty about this, but here's my couch diggin' skills! I know the momma and dad don't appreciate it nearly as much as I do, so that makes it bad, right? Well, I like holes in my couch, so I guess I like to be bad! hehehe 

Tucker: Do your feets get stuck in the couch holes?  I think this is genius, I mean hoomans won't sit on it if there is a hole.  This makes the couch all Corbin's, very smart.

You know, we is all older now and the rilly BAD stuff we did has faded from mom's memories (her memories has faded, too) and we do not want to remind her... so most recently, this be the BAD thing Sydney did - she swipied the toofpaste while mom woz brushing MY teefs and mom could not find it anywhere, BOL. 

Tucker: Sydney do you think you acted out of jealousy? I mean Shawnee steals all the blog time, and all the tooth brushing time too!  Geesh.  I thinks you were just trying to prove a point.  


Sorry for eating Spring grass and depositing it under the coffee table AGAIN!
Sorry for rolling in road-kill and unmentionables and then having a good stretch on the bed!
Sorry for stealing butter and then using your legs as a human napkin.
Sorry for the cat attack alerts in the wee small hours.
Sorry for helping in the garden but we aren’t to know which are flowers and which are weeds.
Sorry for the huge vet bill due to encounters of a close kind with the evil cat Maudikae.
Sorry for rolling in bubble gum and getting it all over the soft furnishings.
And lastly sorry for the hot water bottle, slug beer and duck incidents to name a few. 

Tucker: What?  You are sorry - nah - don't be.  I loves the hooman napkin part though I use the kittehs as napkins all the time, BOL.

I am Buddy the Dachshund Ukleja. My mom says I was caught in the act of raiding the garbage. As you can see I am trapped inside the garbage bag and had to be cut out. But I say I was FRAMED!!!! 

Tucker: I would say you were framed too, I mean how would have been able to get into the garbage can with your legs that little?   I think your Momma just misplaced the garbage bag on the floor with all the scattered wrappers versus putting them were they should go..... Um ok maybe not... Kudos on being caught in the act with pawesome badness!

Stella being a total mean bean to Rory. We think he was calling out, Muuuuuuum! 

Tucker: I think Stella is kicking your butt Rory, what a bully - picking on a big goofy Dane like that.  Oh and crying to Momma for helps, I do that too.
Rory leaves slobber everywhere. Ewwwww.

Rory after leaving slobber, pretends everything is just quite normal.

Tucker: Nobody reads the newspaper now a days anyway.  Just google it, problem solved. Might want to wash that counter before you eat off it, just in case.

This picture was taken right after I broke my leash. Yep that is right I broke my leash. See Mommy stopped off during our walk in the Butterfly Garden to water the plants and I was suppose to be sitting still in the Butterfly Chair (I was hooked to the stupid chair) well I wouldn't be still and I kept dancing around and I tilted the chair over and that scared me so I ran and that stupid chair kept following me so I ran harder and then the chair got stuck and well I didn't stop running I pulled so hard the leash broke right in two 

Tucker: Problem solved, the chair and leash are out of the picture now.  I would run for my life if a chair was chasing me too!


Silvie likes to chew stuff, she's got a sweet tooth but also is know to snack on fine linens and tissue boxes. Obviously she has perfected a technique that gets her out of trouble. It's called looking cute! 

Tucker: You like candy I see no problem with that, but stays out of the chocolate - k?  I don't understand the tissues though, are you in need of fiber? BOL.

Well that is all the contestants, what a variety of troublemakers!

The official rules say my DAD picks the winner (cause he is the disciplinarian) so we had him view all the entries and select the winner.  He had a hard time deciding... 
But he finally decided on a winner and 2 runner ups!  

First Place and Badest of the Bad.... Casey!

Tied for second place... Buddy!

and Corbin!

Dad basically said you guys need some toys so you can use your destruction on your own stuffs... BOL.

Congratulations Casey!
I will be contacting you shortly to find our which pet rescue you would like your $25 donation to go to as well as the snail mail address for your personal gift.

Also, Corbin and Buddy I will be contacting you for your snail mail address for your runner up gifts.

Thanks again to everyone that Pawticipated!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My futon problems

I has a futon.  I loves my futon.  My futon is placed nicely for the afternoon sun.

So what is the problem you ask, well look at this picture and you can tell.
Little bitty bratty kitteh Rugen is stealing my sun.  The sun in this room by MY futon belongs to me. 
Don't let her innocent look fool you. She is trying to take everything that is mine.

Move Rugen you are disturbing my beauty sleep.

I got up to go check the sunshine in the back yard and look what happened!
Kitteh brudder Vader upside down asleep and the itty bitty bratty kitteh cuddling and giving him kisses!

 This be my futon!
 Great, now it smells like kitteh :(

Please don't forget to enter my BAD TO THE BONE contest, there are just a couple of days to get your entries in.  Now I know lots of you are saying you are good dogs.. phtt.... there was a time you were bad I'm sure.  You can pull up old photos to enter too!

Note from Tucker's Momma: The baby gate is down and Tucker and Rugen are now co-existing.  She still hisses at him at times but doesn't bat at him.  Tucker is not chasing her "much" and is being easy around her.  I say "much" because Tucker is the fun police in the house and any cat that doesn't follow rules he tries to correct.  He doesn't allow cats on the counter or the table.  So Tucker knows the rules but Rugen is still learning to stay off the table. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

How to Chews Toys

Welcome all to my class HOW TO CHEWS TOYS! 
This is going to be a jam packed class ... here is the syllabus :
1- Squeakies
2- Stuffies
3- Ropes
4 - Frisbees
5- Treat Toys

Let's get started...

Squeakies are my personal favorite so we will cover them first.  The three main things you gotta knows about squeakies is that they 1 - Squeak (the louder the better). 2 - They have hold ability (they tends to be rubber so they can slips out of your mouth when they gets drooly.  See my football great example of squeakablity and hold ability.
Shawnee could you please demonstrate for the class the foreign language category of squeakies?

"I want toys that make sounds like wot they is.  Like the froggie in the picture, he do say RIBBIT RIBBIT "
Thank you...
Oh and #3 for Squeakies -- squish ability.  My football has that too.
Now Stuffies, who doesn't love a stuffy?  They need to be soft and cuddly... Like this Teddy.
Anyone care to demonstrate?  Oh Rory..... Yes that is a perfect example of soft and cuddly! (and comfy!)
Susie, yes I see you are an expert on stuffy cuddle ability too!
I also think Tug ability is important to a stuffy...
Nola? Do you have an example of a really important characteristic of a stuffy?
Oh yes, catch ability - GOOD ONE!

I see Weenie has some good stuffy grabbing skills too!

What about you Bites?
Tear ability - yup we all see that teddy's bum..... and that's one of the biggest problems with Stuffies.... random explosions...
"Divert your eyes"

Whew... that was close.....

Oh nos... Stella? Rory? are you ok... stuffy explosions are the worst.

Mona?  Did you get stuffy guts on you?

Now ropes... they are perfect for tugging and shaking, and swinging, and giving the hoomans bruises.

Finn, could you please demonstrate?
Wow that was great, looks like you are tugging & shakin that rope toy at the same time... impressive!
Rory and Stella, could you please demonstrate pair rope Tugging?

Most excellent, but I feel Rory may have the "upper paw"  BOL.. I cracks myself up.

Ok I is back.....Frisbees.  What can I say abouts frisbees.
They suck.
I can't figure them out, I can't catch them, and I can't pick them up.

The hoomans can't throw them either.......
They land and I dig and dig and I can't pick them up.

I do know a few frisbee experts though, so you'll should ask them

Last but not least, Puzzle toys

Usually you gets treats, but you gots to work for them.  Like rolling around the cubes until a treat falls out...
My personal favorite - the Vader kitteh puzzle cube, BOL.
But the problem with the puzzle toys is they are exhausting...

Well that is it for class today, thank you for joining us and a special thank you for everyone that demonstrated their toys today.  There is always so much to learn about new toys.  It's like there is an endless selection!