In other news, Game of Thrones came back last Sunday, so I’m really in TV nerd heaven right now. If I ever make that Game of Bones parody, I will totally be relying on these casting suggestions. (Jon Snow and Ygritte are my favorite doggelgangers, I think.)
You may have noticed I totally just made up a word. What do you think?A dog doppelgänger would totally be a doggelganger, right? (The word doppelgänger is ripe for wordplay. For example, if you happened to be watching an adult film – or even Game of Thrones - and saw someone who looked like you, then you would have just encountered your doppelbanger. See? It’s so versatile.)
Um, anyway… moving on… I can’t quite decide which of these is my favorite. I mean, you can’t go wrong following the motto of House Swanson, but how can I say no to Professor Farnsworth?
On a completely unrelated note, I feel like this revelation is earth shattering (at least for my younger self, who desperately wanted to be on that show). Speaking of old shows, this post totally took me down memory lane (even though some of the shows were after my time.)
Finally, that brings us to today’s video. This Mad Dog intro is quite clever:
Sorry for all of the TV talk today. I promise that I don’t just sit around watching TV all the time. Ask my pups. (Although they don’t seem to mind being couch potatoes from time to time.)
Speaking of pups and not sitting around, you should head over to Peggy’s Pet Place and check out the great blogs participating in the first FitDog Friday Blog Hop. (I didn’t have a chance to get a post up for it today, but I hope to participate in the future. It sounds fun!) In addition, it’s almost time for K9 Kamp again – I can’t wait to enjoy the nice weather with the pups.
Anyway, it’s with a heavy heart that I write about the last week of K9 Kamp. The final challenge required me to exercise (wordplay!) some independent judgment (not my strong suit) and choose what to do with Bella this week. That’s right – it was Kamper’s Choice! (I initially typed that Khoice… oops.) Read on to find out how we did.
Wow… we just finished the third K9 Kamp challenge. How did that happen? I guess time does fly when you’re having fun.
This week’s challenge was called Just One Doggone Minute to Win It. This challenge recognizes that sometimes life gets in the way of staying fit. However, we all have some free minutes in there, so Kampers were encouraged to find a way to make those minutes count! Read on to find out how we did… Continue reading →
It’s time for another K9 Kamp update. Today, we’re talking about the second challenge, which was named (drum roll, please)… Play with Your Balls. (In case you’re not as amused as I am – which would make me question our friendship – perhaps the fact that I received an email beginning with “How’d you all do playing with your balls?” yesterday will do the trick. Best email ever.)
Anyway, as you know, Bella and I have been battling against various health issues during this year’s K9 Kamp. (We’re still on the DL, but we’re on the mend.) This week, we also had an additional challenge – the fact that Bella will not play with balls. I guess she doesn’t get the joke.
Before we get into today’s links, I have some fun news to share. I recently learned that this blog was nominated for eCollegeFinder’s Top Pet Blogs Award. The winners were announced this week, and we made the list of the Top 107 Pet Blogs! (I don’t know why it’s 107, but I kind of dig it.) Pretty cool, huh? Even cooler, some of our blogging friends made the list too. Check out the winners here.
Now, to the linkage. Last week, I featured some otters. This week, I’m feline like featuring some cats. (I blame this list of strange cat facts I encountered a few days ago.) Let’s get to it…
Your punny pet name for this week: Terrence Meoward.
I have a feeling that Kristine from Rescued Insanity will like this next one. A cat trained to hug… could the video be any cuter? (On a related note, Kristine is working on an awesome project to show the world just how awesome cats can be. Swing by to find out more and submit your own story!)
By no means am I endorsing this brand (I’m no expert on cat food) – that being said, I have to admit that this ad made me laugh. For Pete’s sake, it has Chris Parnell in it. I’m not immune to the charms of Dr. Spaceman.
Finally, I give you this week’s video. I need to hire this guy to do the music for my punny production company. (I’ve got tons of characters, after all.) Wonder if he could do the same thing with plush dogs?
I know… it’s a weird video, but it just felt right. I’m a weird gal.
What are you up to this weekend? Don’t forget to check out Peggy’s Pet Place and Kol’s Notes for this week’s K9 Kamp challenge. Also, you have until Tuesday to enter the two Happy Tails Spa giveaways I announced last week, so why not do it this weekend?
I participated as a featured blogger in the inaugural K9 Kamp last year, and had a great time. Needless to say, I was thrilled when Peggy & Jodi asked me to participate again! (In preparation for this year’s event, I revisited my posts from last year – and now I can’t stop singing “shopping is our greatest thrill” from Troop Beverly Hills. You’ve been warned.)
What is K9 Kamp, you might ask? It’s a series of fitness challenged designed to encourage you to get fit while spending time with your dog. Our fearless leaders/Kamp counselors are Peggy and Jodi from Peggy’s Pet Place and Kol’s Notes, respectively. Read on to find out why I’m participating, and how you can join us!
Well, this week’s challenge was a fun one – though in order to get Bella to chase me around, I had to rely on the rope bone. I suppose it was only fitting. It’s the common thread that connects each of our weekly challenges, after all.
I’m sad that K9 Kamp has come to an end… I had a lot of fun. What did I learn? Well, I definitely learned that Bella is motivated primarily by rope bones (although, I wasn’t too surprised by that revelation).
I also learned that I need to work on her obedience and listening skills. I’ve been kind of lax on that front – when you have a dog that’s as low key and easy to handle as Bella, it’s easy to let things slip. However, that’s no excuse…
Anyway, I plan to continue to play lots of tug with my little furball. I hope we’ll be using some of the K9 Kamp exercises in the future too.
Bella has big ears. I like to think of it as her wingspan. I’m lucky she can’t understand me… when I call her “big ears,” she just wags and goes back to whatever she was doing.
Also, as usual, it’s time for another K9 Kamp update! This week’s challenge was called Jump Around – it was definitely more complicated than any of the earlier ones. How did we do?
This week, I hang my head in shame. (Bella, however, feels just fine
about the whole thing.) We tried to do the jumping challenge, but Bella
wasn’t having any of it.
It just wasn’t her thing, I guess – and it
was a good reminder that I really need to work on obedience stuff with
So, after trying (and failing) to get her to jump over stuff, we
ended up reverting to an old standby. That’s right… it was rope bone
time. We repeated the Tug & Tone challenge, and I tried to convince
her to jump to get the rope bone while we were doing it.
Also, as if to
mock me, last week she also jumped over one of the baby gates while I
wasn’t home so she could go upstairs instead of being confined to her
usual area. Apparently she’s happy to jump, just not when I want her to
do so. (Although in the past, I’ve noticed that she often
miscalculates when jumping and doesn’t always make it. She’s an odd
It’s been a big week for punny songs over here. Newly added to my catalog? “Hakuna Manatee” (it means no worries, in the inlets and bays) and “Hakuna Fritatta” (I was at a work brunch and couldn’t stop humming it to myself).
Also, here’s a special one for you Days of Our Lives fans – “Hakuna Marlena.” (It does, in fact, involve references to that time she was possessed. Now she has a “Satan-free… philosophy… Hakuna Marlena.”)
I have a friend who has a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Snoop Dogg. I have a feeling she would appreciate this next link.
Looking for a pet-friendly hotel? How about a hotel that has dogs on staff and helps pets get adopted? As you wish.
If you got the Princess Bride reference in that last item, then you’ll love this (fictional) version of Monopoly. (If it were real, it would be currently fighting that Lionel Richie teapot for the title of my favorite thing.)
This photo just made me smile. However, this one led to a fit of giggles that I still haven’t quite gotten over. Wordplay!
As you know, I’ve been participating in K9 Kamp for the last few weeks. Today, I’m the featured blogger at Peggy’s Pet Place – swing by to check it out. In addition, K9 Kamp is giving away a set of hand-crafted, eco-friendly Fetching Sticks from Molly Products. You can enter by heading over to Peggy’s Pet Place or on this blog after the jump…
While I was visiting my dad, Roscoe decided to wrestle with Emmy (another of my dad’s dogs). Think you can beat my caption? Give it a shot in the comments.
Speaking of getting a workout… it’s time for another K9 Kamp update! This week’s challenge was called Tug & Tone – it involved doing lunges, squats, and other exercises while playing a game of tug, as well as racing your dog.
This week’s challenge was a bit of a mixed bag… Bella’s
favorite game is tug, so that part of the challenge was a piece of cake.
Racing her was
moderately successful – she tends to get distracted easily, but I was able to
regain her focus by reminding her we had a good tug game going.
Part of the challenge did involve getting in push up position; however, I have wrist issues and had to make a modification. I did some extra lunges instead – Bella didn’t seem to notice my substitutions.