Friday, March 28, 2008

Bookworm Tag?

Sparky tagged me to do this fun little game. Here are the rules...

1. Grab the nearest book of 123 pages or more.
2. Open it to page 123.
3. Find the first 5 sentences and write them down.
4. Then invite 5 friends to do the same.

Ok, I've grabbed one of LS' books. It's called "Undomestic Goddess" by Sophie Kinsella.

I peer at my bowl. Stiff meringue mixture? Mine's liquid. It has to be right, I tell myself feverishly. It has to be.

You know, LS's culinary skill sounds awfully a lot like the character's in the book. That explains why I'm always on kibbles instead of delicious home cooked food. Sigh...Would you guys be kind enough to help me nag at LS on the importance of home cooked wholesome meals?

Now I would like to tag...

1. Chris & Abby
2. Crikit, Sparky & Ginger
3. Deetz
4. Moco
5. Thor

Have a great weekend everybody!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What Easter Egg Hunt?

All I got was a plain hard boiled egg * big sigh *

The only hunt that was done around here was by LS. She was going all over the place, every nook and corner, underneath the rugs, mats and furniture. And what was it that she was hunting for? Dust, dust and more dust...think you've got the idea now. Those were some real funny things to be hunting for, don't you think?

To keep myself occupied, I decided to have some chat with the dog at the unit next to the one below ours. Actually, it was more of me telling him to bark like a man, as he was whining away at his mommy who was going out. He should bark loudly like how I do it to LS when she goes out.

But instead of taking my advice, he asked me to shut up. So in return, I asked him to pull the plug on his whining. So on and on we went till LS asked me to shut up.

Thank goodness for Granny who came to my defense. She finds me amusing for being so chatty. LS said it may be very amusing for now, but try listening to more of my chats. Hmmph...

So that was my Easter. How was everyone's?

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter

LS saw some cute pictures of you guys dressed up as Easter Bunny. She wanted to do the same to me. Ha ha! So this is what she has to make do with.

HAPPY EASTER EVERYBODY! myspace graphic comments

Pee ess: I didn't chew off those. It wasn't me.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy and The Leaf

It has been raining here everyday. I've been missing my walkies too. Sigh...My human granny isn't well so she's here for a while. I'm happy she's here except that LS said I'm not allowed to make too much noise. Her definition of too much noise is actually no noise at all. Yiish...

So what's a dog that's bored out of her mind supposed to do? Surf the net.

And guess what I've found on the net? A funny story about another doggie. What's more funny is that he shares the same name as me - Happy! His owner calls him Hap for short, and that's how LS calls me too at times! Happy reading!

Happy and The Leaf
A walk is a walk until a hapless fallen leaf appears.
By Peter Gerstenzang

I have my dog well-trained these days. He can sit, give me his paw and, when he hears a Ramones song, slam dance. I’m trying to change this to the pogo.

Happy weighs 55 pounds now, and I’m running out of stories for the plasterer about those dog-shaped holes in the walls.

Generally, my Golden is settling down – with one horrifying exception. It’s called The Leaf. I know, it may seem harmless when it simply sits on the lawn. But when the breeze blows, Happy chases after The Leaf like it holds the Secret of Life. Since I’m usually attached to Happy by a leash at these moments, off I go. So, forget the plasterer. How about when your orthopedist looks at your injured rotator cuff and asks what baseball team you pitch for? I’m too embarrassed to tell him my dog caused this. Plus, I’m running out of excuses about why he’s not getting free tickets to my games. Help!

Initially, our walks were reasonably good. Happy tugged me along like there was a sale on Beggin’ Strips down the street. I didn’t panic. I read that if you keep reversing direction, your dog will stop pulling. It didn’t mention that if you do it too often, he’ll stop walking altogether, implying, “The street is spinning. Make it stop!” But, it was manageable.

Then Hap discovered his love of leaves.

Certainly these objects seem innocent when just sitting there. So do landmines. One day a few months ago, a breeze kicked up, the leaves moved, and off we went, Happy running, me looking like the tail of a kite. I tried every command to get him to stop. In every language. I’ll tell you, if saying “Anschlag!” won’t halt your dog, nothing will.

I’ve tried training Happy to not chase leaves, but he’s savvy. If I throw some into the distance, he doesn’t move. Alright, maybe the living room isn’t the ideal place to test this theory. But even out on the lawn, if I toss a leaf, Happy just sits and stares at me – sympathetically. I know that look. They give it to Blanche Dubois in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” right before she’s carted off to an asylum.

Recently I read something that gave me hope. It said to keep treats with me and bargain. Whenever Happy wants to chase a leaf, give him a treat instead. It worked – briefly. However, the ratio of leaves to treats is very disheartening. It’s, like, 50 to one. Eventually, I run out and off we go. So, unless I can get a dump truck from The Blue Dog Bakery to follow us, I’ll just have to wait until Happy gets older. They say this chasing business abates – eventually.

That’s encouraging. But then, again, spring is coming. You know what that means. Yep, leaf blowers! So friends, say a prayer for me. As hard as things have been, I still think soon, I’m going to be in for the ride of my life.


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Who is this?

Someone peemailed me this funny video.

Does anyone know who this is? Thought this dog sure had a lot of self control there heh heh...

Have any of you ever been provoked or disturbed by the cat in such a manner before?

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Dinner Time

LS was busy on the phone but I was hungry. It was dinner time after all.

Hey LS! When's dinner? (Can you see me asking politely?)

She ignored me and walked over to the bed and continued with her yakkity yak!

That did it. I can never be ignored when I'm hungry.

Alright lady, I want my dinner now!!! (Cough cough not so polite now)

I had my dinner right after that. Dinner must be served on the dot, don't you think?

Thursday, March 6, 2008

H is for...

Read this fun tag done at Mack's. Giving it a go here.

You have to fill in the blanks with a word that starts with the first letter of your name. Here's my answers:

Your name.........Happy
4 letter word....Heel
Boy name...Harry
Girl name....Hilda
Occupation....Human trainer (it's about my occupation, right?)
Something you wear.....Harness
Celebrity.....Hugh Jackman
Something found in a bathroom....Hair (guess whose? heh...heh...oops)
Reason for being late...Hijacked by Happy (heh...heh...)
Cartoon Character....Homer Simpson
Something you shout....Hoo did that??? (LS's favourite line)
Body part....Heart
Word to describe you...Hyper have a go at it if you like to play Scatagories.

Have fun!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Tag Meets Funky

I was tagged by Thor. It sure has taken me a while to do it *oops*

Here are the rules: Post about the meme, linking to the person who tagged you. Go back through your archives and post links to your five favourite blog posts that you have written.

Link 1 : Must be about family --> LS' New Year Resolution

Link 2 : Must be about friends --> Doggies Day Out

Link 3 : Must be about yourself --> I HATE Cameras

Link 4 : Must be about something you love --> My Fav Chill Outs

Link 5 : Can be anything you choose --> Happy = 1 Diner

Tag five other people (at least two of the people you tag must be newer acquaintances so that you get to know each other better). Let the person you tagged know they have been tagged by posting on their blog.

Since I've been such a snail at getting this tag done, I guess most, if not all of you would've done it. If not, consider yourself tagged! Heh heh...


Funky Award

Our funky friends, Thor and Chris, gave us this award. How funky is that! Thank you so much! We would like to return the compliments to Chris and Thor, and everyone too!

Have a funky day!