Archive for April, 2010

04.15.10

As told to me from Niki's mom, Stayc.

WHAT IS YOUR DOG'S NAME?  Niki Lynn Feil

WHAT BREED IS YOUR DOG? Doberman

WHAT IS YOUR DOG'S AGE? 5 months

HOW DID YOUR  DOG FIND YOU? We searched far & wide on the internet and
found her from a  breeder in San Jose.  However she was born in Missouri and
shipped out  here.

FAVORITE FOODS?  Anything that's already in Jesse's  mouth.  Half the fun
is taking it away from big sis.  

TURN  ONS?  Love snuggling with mom on the couch, or snuggling on dad's
side of  the bed.

TURN OFFS? Don't like to get my toes wet so I hate wet  grass. The loud
hair dryers at the groomer are also very scary.

IF YOUR  DOG WASN'T A DOG WHAT WOULD ITS OCCUPATION BE AND WHY?
Don't know what human occupation would include frequent naps, not getting
your feet wet and pooping in the house when nature calls.... but if you
know,  sign her up!

MOST EMBARRASSING DOG MOMENT?  Friends and relatives on  their way over to
celebrate a birthday - house is perfectly clean...... and Niki  decides to
poop in the front room!

WHO IS YOUR DOG'S FAVORITE HUMAN  BESIDES YOU?  She loves her daddy - she
drives him absolutely bonkers  (since he didn't want another dog), but we
know she holds a special place in his  heart ;)
04.13.10



Jesse's mom Stayc answered my questions for today's post.

WHAT IS YOUR DOG’S NAME? Jesse Lynn Feil

WHAT BREED IS YOUR DOG? “Labba-door”

WHAT IS YOUR DOG’S AGE? Will be 2 years in June

HOW DID YOUR DOG FIND YOU?  We searched far & wide on the internet and

found her about  3 hours away (can’t remember the town)

FAVORITE FOODS? Anything on the counter!

Favorite story – John spent the better part of a day slow cooking a 3 pound

pork roast one afternoon to make pulled pork for dinner.  As it turns out,

at the last minute John & I ended up going to the county fair.  We  called

Gary to tell him to help himself to the pulled pork when he got home from

football practice.  Later that evening we received a call from Gary asking

us why there was pulled pork all over the ceiling and walls!

As far as we can piece this together we think she somehow maneuvered  the

large, bulky Le Creuset pot off the stove and when it  landed on the floor

with a huge thunk it  splattered everything.   In her 2 hours alone with this

large roast she cleaned up virtually every bit of  it except for the high

places like the walls & ceiling…… but if she  could have pushed a chair

over and gotten on it I’m sure she would have done  so.  The pot and

everywhere else in the kitchen showed absolutely no signs  of the pork orgy that had

taken place!

TURN ONS? Pulled pork (see above), long  walky-walks, fetching tennis

balls, wrasslin’ with Niki, fishing, any  activity outdoors, hangin’ with my

homies at the dog park, licking bare toes,  stealing socks, going to the

farmers market and getting lots of attention,  riding in my mom’s convertible,

biting the wind & slobbering down the  side of her car.

TURN OFFS? Being left alone.

IF YOUR DOG WASN’T A DOG WHAT WOULD ITS OCCUPATION BE AND WHY?

If Jesse wasn’t a dog we think she’d be some sort of social butterfly

perfect as a party planner or hostess.  When she comes upon someone  you can see

the friendliness in her eyes and just envision that she’s saying “Hi  my

name is Jesse, will you be my friend, want to play, can I go home with you,

etc, etc, etc”

MOST EMBARRASSING DOG MOMENT? Puppy kindergarten  class at the age of 15

weeks, we’re all sitting in our seats listening to  the instructor and she

decides to pee (and pee and pee) on the carpeting.   Ok no problem, this sort

of stuff happens.  Problem is the following week  she decides to do it again.

Nothing like having to clean up a gallon of  puppy pee in front of the

entire class (twice)!

WHO IS YOUR DOG’S FAVORITE HUMAN BESIDES YOU? Sorry to say I am not her

favorite human,  Chris is.  She calls him her “boy” and she does everything

with him.   When he sometimes spends the night at a friends house she sleeps

in  his bed and soaks up all his smells! (P-U stinky teenage boy ugh)

04.12.10

WHAT IS YOUR NAME? Rosie

WHAT BREED ARE YOU? Chihuahua Dachshund mix.....with a dash of Sugar

WHAT IS YOUR AGE? 2 years or so.

HOW DID YOU FIND NATALIE YOUR OWNER?
A few months ago when Natalie picked me up from a County shelter. Natalie works at Valley Humane Society and they rescue cats
& dogs from county shelters at risk of euthanasia. She instantly fell in love me...a major occupational hazard to say the least. I was adopted
(by someone else), and Natalie cried. The home did not work out for me and I was returned a few weeks ago.
Natalie took me to her home sweet home immediately.  This was a risky move because it's a mega cat household
(which is why Natalie didn't adopt me in the first place.)
But this all has changed. I have become "one of the colony" and fit in like I has been with them forever.
My new parents absolutely love me and can not imagine life without me. According to Mom, "Everything is better with Rosie."

FAVORITE FOODS?

Dog treats at Murphy's Paw, the cheese ones.

TURN ONS?

sunshine, and fetch

TURN OFFS?

loud deep voices....ooooh scary

IF YOU DOG WEREN'T A DOG WHAT WOULD YOUR OCCUPATION BE AND WHY?

Aerobic instructor. Because I am an urban dog and like to stay fit, so being
peppy and enthusiastic, and slightly forceful in my
techniques is best done in an a gym.  

MOST EMBARRASSING DOG MOMENT?

That's for us to know...and you to wonder.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE HUMAN BESIDES MOM?

Dad Gino, Natalie's husband. Third fave is my Godmother Wendy.
04.09.10

Dutch is 2 and Abbott is 8.
They found their dad through his roommate's breeder.
Their favorite foods are anything Thomas is eating, including fruits or
vegetables.
Turn ons include walks and rescuing other cats and dogs
Turn offs are mean people, big egos and baths.
If Abbott couldn't be what he is, he'd be a bigger dog like a Lab or Golden.
Dutch would be an explorer.
When asked about embarrassing moments I was told that Dutch is a puppy so he has nothing but embarrassing moments.
Thomas is their Nanny (Manny?) so their favorite people would be John and Marci who pay the
bills and allow their lavish lifestyle. (Caviar King Charles?)
04.08.10

WHAT IS YOUR NAME? Lucy

WHAT IS YOUR BREED? Beagle

WHAT IS YOUR AGE? 3 years old

HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR MOM AND DAD? My mom Megan and dad Brendan were looking at puppies.  When Mom saw me she had to have me.  Dad said she couldn’t get a dog and was tricking mom because later that day he bought me and saved me for Mom’s birthday!  When she got home from work I was waiting for her with a big pink bow on my head!

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE FOODS? I will eat anything that hits the floor or that I might get off the counter.  I have been known to get on top of tables.

TURN ONS? My mom answered this instead of me letting you know what *my* turn ons are.  Mom said I am the sweetest dog in the world and a great snuggler.

TURN OFFS? Mom said I have the most annoying howl and love to get into things like trash, purses, backpacks, laundry.  As a puppy I ruined most of her shoes.

IF YOUR WEREN’T A DOG WHAT WOULD YOUR OCCUPATION BE AND WHY? I would be a doctor.  I am called a healing Beagle because I make my parents feel better when they are sick or sad.

WHAT’S YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING DOG MOMENT? I have a tendency to jump on people and when women wear skirts I sometimes jump on them!

BESIDES YOUR PARENTS, WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE HUMAN? I love my parents but my most favorite person would be Melanie from Murphy’s Paw in downtown Pleasanton!  I also love their whole family especially Mel’s son Jackson.  On Saturdays I like to go to Farmers’ Market in downtown Pleasanton and then to Murphy’s Paw pet boutique to see if Jackson is there.