Sunday, February 22, 2009

Portrait Time!



What you mean, Lady?


I mean get your cute little tooshies over here so I can take your pictures.

Okay. We're here. Now give us food.

Mom, He's On My Side

Who is going to volunteer to go first?

I guess I will.

Back Off, Brotha!

Because Rufus is a Loser with a Capital L.

La la la la la

Hey! Be nice, Stell.

Okay, now hold still.

Did Someone Say Food?

Done, Lady. Now give me food.

They're Right There. I Can See Them.

It's right there. I can see it.

I See the Treats

Seriously, Lady. Give. Me. Food.

Seriously, Lady. Give Me Some.

Listen, Stella, if you're going to be all greedy about this, I'll move on to Rufus.

I like sniffing chairs.

I Like Chair

I want food, too.

See? There's Food Right There

I'm bored.

This Is Getting Boring, Lady. Give Me Food.

You suck, Mom. We quit.

Hey! What's the Big Idea

Portrait Session is over, I guess.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Woe is my dog

A chronicle of Stella injuries and surgeries in the 1 yr 4 mos that she has owned us.

For those faint of heart and squeamish of doggie owies, you may not want to scroll down...

This was when we learned Stella had skin like a cats (at least that's what our vet said)...and nine lives. Basically, her skin bubbles up and sloughs off, so she has no skin at all sometimes (I know cats don't get this, but dogs aren't supposed to have cat-like skin). They can't staple this shut because the skin is just gone. This is mid-healing-process.

Stella Injury 1/>

This was when Stella had *Canine Cosmetic Surgery* aka Botox for her eyes (translate:entropian surgery) and a nose job (translate:nostrils widened so she didn't foam at the nose on walks and snore like a freight train anymore). Le sigh.

Stella Injury 2

This was when we let Stella outside to pee and she came back with both of her eyebrows split open and a gash on her nose. At midnight no less.

See, I steek my tongue out at you, you foolish person!

Stella Injury 3a

It was a bit bloody even after stitches.

Stella Injury 3b

Shar peis are supposed to be expensive dogs to get from breeders (bad idea anyway)...we got ours from the pound for $65. She ended up costing many dollars anyway in medical bills. It's a good thing we love you, Stellabutt.

Monday, February 16, 2009

My Dogs Have Mad Skillzzzz

They started off with some synchronized running...

Synchronized Doggies 2

Synchronized Doggies 3

Synchronized Doggies 1

Rufus knows the hokey-pokey...(you put your right arm in)

You Put Your Right Arm In

And he excels at pushing invisible shopping carts.

Pushing An Invisible Shopping Cart

And some wacky ones for the road:

I am the great Stella...Hear Me Roar


Last, but not least, the poor dog who watches us play from behind a neighbor's fence:

Sad Dog

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hey Doggies, what's wrong?

We hate snow in February.

I Hate Snow in February

Well, that's too bad because Mr. Groundhog called for six more weeks of winter...



Where can we find this Mr. Groundhog?

Groundhogs live in holes.

Like this one?

Sniffers 2

Don't worry, we'll find that little jerk and make him pay.

Using Their Sniffers


Sniffers 3

I don't think he's in there, guys. You'll just have to talk to him some other day.

Yeah, well this is what I think of Groundhog's Day!


What Stella Thinks of Groundhog's Day



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Rufus decided that I was doing a bad job of walking Stella and he could do it better.

Walk Me

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

International Day of Running

Today was the International Day of Running


You didn't get the memo?

Catching Up

Stella did.


Rufus did.

Gettin Low

Rufus had a great day of running.

He ran up Stella's butt.


He ran so fast he flew.


Stella boycotted the International Day of Running.

She stood still.


She made faces.

Sideways Head

Rufus yelled at her for it.

Hey What

I took pictures.