Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stepping up the training


Well as you can see by the new countdown on the side of my blog( I had another one but PL2 somehow erased it and couldn't remember where she got it.........) I am stepping up on my training for my



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I have been doing alot of running and digging(we have some lovely shots of our Arboretum which I must say is at it's loveliest) and Archie said as time is of the essence he has to speed this up a little...so now we are working on mental concentration(Archie says if you took out the word concentration after mental that would fit but I beamed him on the head and then he stopped laughing...Really doesn't he know the seriousness of all of this???) PL2 has been telling me that we have all summer to get this E but I want to start out on the right paw......Sooooo having said all of that, below is my latest exercise devised by my trainer.....I am on top of my bomb shelter, looking out the window,staring at A SQUIRREL( if you look closely you can see him TAUNTING me) The training is I must keep totally quiet and not bark............... This is part of my stealth bomb quiet technique some of you may remember that I employed last year while getting going through the tunnel to the cage.........quiet quiet quiet...........BLAM

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The other part to this mental training exercise is that my trainer is on the floor AT THE ENTRANCE to my bomb shelter chewing on MY STUFFIE and I must keep totally silent........





Ladies and Gentleman this is not easy..........

Friday, April 24, 2009

CAUGHT IN THE ACT by archie

Well some of you may remember my ahem,SUPPOSED adventures with a bag of fig newtons ,a bag of brown sugar and a peanut butter sandwich( note I did say SUPPOSED always innocent before proven guilty) Well the PLs went off to work...and we were left to adventures of our own. My sister was off blabbing on her new cell phone which she just got this week( I didn't get one) and who knows WHO she was talking too( although if I had to bet it would be either Lacie or Asta...and all they do is talk about the wedding) so I was a little bored.......Now let me just tell you that PL1 has some records that he is switching to CD's.......on the floor.....in the room that I kind of hang out in............

And uhhhhmmmmmmm,Pl1 sort of came home from work while I was ahhhhhhhh just ahhhhhhhh looking to see who was on this record....yeah that's it.......... and took this photographic evidence....I mean ....... video..... Oh hi PL......

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Oh.......is this Italian?? ha ha hee hee


What they can't figure out is how I got the cover off and the record is still standing...........and nothing else is knocked over........(houdini never told either....)



Gulp.......... Agatha ...a little help here......




We will post all of lovely awards that we have recieved this weekend..unless we are grounded or something

Monday, April 20, 2009

THE BOSTON MARATHON!!

Ladies and Gentleman, hammies and kitties, We are now officially opening our summer Boston tours beginning with THE BOSTON MARATHON!!!! which took place today.Sit back and enjoy the tour!!!!!!! Now the city over the last 3 or 4 days has swollen in size due to the hundreds of thousands of people who came for the marathon, and you can hear all kinds of languages being spoken!!! It is held on Patriots day( a holiday commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord,the first battles of the Revolutionary War. We did have a bit of role in that) The whole city has an electric feel to it.....because it is the marathon of all marathons... the one to run in.... the only course of its kind....THE..............It is a pretty grueling course with the hardest part being a section called Heartbreak Hill which is actually a series of hills that the runner hits after running downhill for a long time and then BLAM....has all these hills to go up at the end.......




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We are only about 2 miles from the finish line..........that is when people are getting very very tired and we have to really cheer them on.....
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The thing we love about the race is that of course we love to see the world runners ( they finish in about 2 seconds because they look like gazelles) but that there are people running to raise money for causes, and people who run for family members who are sick.There is a Dad who pushes his son in a wheel chair.His son has cerebral palsy and they have been running the race for 28 years and the son is now 47 years old and his Dad 68 It is the most touching thing to see( PL2 always cries...) It is people who have a personal goal..... It is people in their 80's....It is everyday people .....it is a collection of people from all over the world getting along...it is wonderful.....
There are drink stations all along the route so the runners don't get dehydrated.....



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Not only are there a gazillion people from all over the world running but all their families watch as well( we took this for Sophie in case she knew anyone)




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OH LOOK AT THIS KID!! He is an Italian Spumoni (really Spinone)named Luigi...PL2 has been dying to see one.He was the sweetest kid ever and was loving the race and cheering everyone on. He also said he has a blog so we are going to have to try to find it....






One mile more.....crowds are getting really thick.........


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Now look closely at the next picture....do you see lights on?




There, can you see them now?????? Any ideas???



Here is a clue( and we know Joey will get it....)

Can't figure it out?? It is the lights on at FENWAY PARK!!!! Every year on the day of the race the Red Sox have an early morning game that lets out RIGHT WHEN THE BIGGEST CROWDS ARE COMING THROUGH( and are only about 1/2 mile from the finish line) SO THEY CAN CHEER THEM ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Here are the crowds beginning to pour out of the park........












Ahhhhhhhhh our beloved Fenway Park( this ones for you Fenway!!!!)










That is the back of the Green Monster ( Monstah)which is a big green wall at the back of the field...... and is very famous to baseball aficionados..... Lots of balls are hit over that wall...Kids stand here when a game is going on with their baseball gloves hoping to catch a ball hit over the monstah.........

(" way back ,way back., it's outta here...... A HOME RUN OVER THE WALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)


And Big Popi(one of our favorite players) had a good game today( that was for Big Pupi)



This is a good way to watch!!




What a great day.............And so ends our first summer(well really spring) tour....Agatha is just soaking her paws after running the marathon while I think up the next training event for her....( part of my training program.........for her E!!!!!)



Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dining with A+A

Two dogs....two dining experiences.....



One is very very quiet...........



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One is not.............

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Whadya wanna do today???

What do you want to do today ?

I don't know..what do you want to do?

Let's think about this a little.....


Still thinking?



Still thinking.....





Did you say something?





No,I'm just doing my chin exercises...


Oh boy I really fainted this time........the anticipation was too much for me...Do you think my head is ok?



PL2 here.......As they couldn't get too "motivated" I made an executive decision and we went to JAMAICA POND!!!!!(Toffee and RIley we missed you...) and dug and dug and walked and walked and now they are right back in the same postions........ More to follow.......





Friday, April 10, 2009

A Post by me, Archie( for a change) at the Chiroparctor

Hi everyone,Archie here. I thought I would write for a change as my sister HOGS it all the time and I wanted to tell you about my Chiropractor visit today. Now as you all remember a while back I was having problems with both my knees and then my back.( remember that is when I got the flat screen for my crate and learned the HBO words like Tanner?) And PL1+2 thought I was going to need surgery. And ever since then I haven't really been able to do stairs yet(well I can go down but not up....) Well today my Dr said I was the best I have been since I started and haven't slid backwards. so I thought I would show you my visit because I am so happy!!!! Now since I have started going here my knees have not popped out ONCE!!!!! My back acts up a little here and there( it could be due to the fact that my sister sneak attacks me and jumps on me all the time) but all I have to do is get a "tune up" and then I am OK. My Dr says I should never need surgery and once I am totally tuned up will only have to come in once in awhile!!!!!!!! here I am in the office waiting for my Dr to come in.......





Since I didn't see her I thought I would check up to make sure she had enough water for the weekend.........





Better check the little frig as well (and the cookies on top of it...)





This is the table I stand on and PL2 holds on to my collar and holds her hand out. Then Dr Anne checks my points (by pressing on PL2's hand) to see if any are weak( PL2 and I are a little sketchy on how this part works but it does so who cares we say....)

Now we had lots of pictures of this happening but I would show one to PL2 and she would say OH Archie you can't show that why I look awful, or Oh Archie it looks like I have 4 chins. or Oh Archie I look like I weigh 400 pounds there......GEESH so I only ended up with this one.....Normally PL2 would have her left hand up and Dr Anne( in the pink) would be pressing on it) BUT NO she wouldn't let me show that one( that was the one where her chin did look a bit exaggerated shall we say)




After I have my treatment I get EXHAUSTED and can barely keep my eyes open( PL2 says do not look at how dirty Aggie and I are as we are going to get groomed...WHAT??!! ...this week)







Agatha came over to tell me that maybe I should go to my bedroom and be more comfortable....


So I did............... Uhhhhh Aggie here...... Actually I told him to go to his bedroom because I didn't want him to see that there was a little, ahem, how shall I say, accident ...on his new bed...........




Oh geesh I hope he doesn't see PL1 and me trying to get the cover back on after we washed it.......




NOOOOOOOO it wasn't me who caused the accident..... PL2 spilled some soup on it . We were THRILLED to hear Arch got a good report today because he seems to have been in a holding pattern there for while....... And PL1+2 LOVE their chiropractor and are so happy Arch the lad is getting (slowly) better!!!! PL1 and I played a good game of Cuz while they were gone........ PS Opening day happened the next day..... and it didn't rain....and the flowers are coming out,the Sox are playing ball, Archie is getting better, Earthdog trials are soon to come and life is good.....

Monday, April 6, 2009

RAINED OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh man, we can not believe it. We have been waiting ALL week for today and guess what???IT IS POURING RAIN and they pushed the opening game forward to tomorrow. What good is that?? PL2 was off today not tomorrow and she was going to watch the game with us and let us eat popcorn and stuff............And our friend Wally( that is the kid below who works for the Rex Sox )was going to come over.......Now we have to wait a whole day......

Saturday, April 4, 2009

THANK YOU JAKE AND HARRY!!!!!!



Well imagine our surprise when PL2 called us over and told us we had a SURPRISE in the mail from our best friends Jake and Harry!!!!!!! HOLY MOLY....IT IS A PICTURE OF MIKE LOWELL ONLY MY MOST FAVORITE RED SOX PLAYER!!!!!!!(they like him alot as well!!!) Not only do I love him but PL2 really likes him as well. not only because he is adorable but because he was ill and is better and is a great role model( that is the nurse in her I think) for people who have been really ill.....Arch likes him too but as you know he is more into football....




Then I had a HUGE dilemma.......where should I put this picture?????In my crate??????


In my new bed( yep you read that right..PL1 got us these lovely new plush beds,because we only had 14,000 beds and needed 140001.Doesn't it look bare without any pictures????


Right here???


Or maybe over to the side a little????





OH wait a minute...Maybe with my dining dishes(where I happen to already have a few Red Sox pictures..)


CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS????OF COURSE!!! the PERFECT PLACE..MY BOMB SHELTER!!!! I went to call in Archie to help me find the right place......

First I checked IN the bomb shelter( not of course allowing Archie to see what was going on in there) but then I felt badly because no one but me would be able to see it in there( and of course there was the simple fact that I couldn't stand it up )





What about right here? What...Move it over a little?


Yep this is just the right spot.....Thankyou our dear pals(and I might even let PL2 look at it alittle as well)




We can not even tell you how behind we are in reading every one's blogs..and we can see that we have missed a LOT of parties( like Petey's for example) and dating and ALL KINDS OF STUFF.... so we will try to catch up this weekend.......) And remember(especially you Norwood, Tula and Mango....) TWO MORE DAYS TO OPENING DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)