Friday, May 29, 2009

HE'S AT IT AGAIN!!!!!

Last night PL2 and I decided to go to bed and read our mystery novels and left PL1 and Archie watching the basketball game...... This morning I thought I would help PL2 and clean up a little.I went into the living AND FOUND THIS!!!! Pistachio shells AND THE BAG( empty) in Archie's bed......... Now I am pretty sure that when PL2 and I left the living room ONLY PL1 was eating those.......I flew into the kitchen to ask Archie if he had done that and found this.........


It really is not easy........ And you also may ask why PL1 and 2 forget that Archie LOVES to table surf...........

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Best Day Of Our Lives!!!!!!

You can ask yourself what your favorite day of your life would be...Of course we would all say the day you first met your PL's,then maybe you would say the day you got your E, and then Archie and I decided yesterday was right up there with these days...You see, as you know someone has been taking a sort of DWB whirlwind tour.........and the tour STOPPED HERE yesterday.......We have been dreaming about it and talking about it for weeks......I am thinking about here on one of my newer beds( it is supposed to be on the coach but we kept throwing it off, so now we use it here..much better down here really) Now notice that the picture has an orange hue??? ( that is a clue) And we were going to meet.... a king of his own country, an international star, and my BFF..............



Right here, in our town, right HERE was THE GOOB!!!!!!!!Yes everyone our main man, the one and only STANLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look at that face.........IN PERSON,right here.......( we are on the Boston Common smack in the middle of Boston)



Here's the Goob checking out the sights....






LOOK WHO IT IS!!!! MY BFF!!!! It's the little one.....ASTA!!!!!!!!!Of course she and Stanley drove up together




Archie at this point was hyperventilating......He had been practicing anti fainting techniques because he KNEW he might faint.......Here he is checking out if it is REALLY Asta.......




BUT WAIT.....IF THAT WAS NOT ENOUGH!!!!!! We are expecting one more.......Here is the Goob watching for her........






Asta was getting nervous as well and looking for her....( notice how she got her PL to get shoes to match her leash....so tasteful...)




Archie and I didn't know which way to look.....


IS THAT HER??????( Asta and I stopped talking about Lacies new smoothie concoction long enough to look..)


Archie is pretty close to fainting but his new technique seems to be working..........





It was too much for Stanley.......he had to sit for a minute.......




WHERE OH WHERE IS SHE?????????????????????????





Yep you guessed it.... MS SOPHIE LA BRADOR ALL THE WAY FROM MONTREAL!!!!!



Look at her smooth smile.....Archie is looking at PL2 because he really could not believe it..... STANLEY ASTA AND SOPHIE....HERE in the Boston COMMON!!!! Stanley had to take a drink...... Archie wanted to take the bowl and bronze it and put it as a plaque in the Common but then I told him how would Stanley drink for the rest of his trip??


We were all just hanging around and the PL's were chatting.... Now where you might ask where our friends Toffee and Riley??? They had to go to Vermont and couldn't be here.....but we knew they were here in spirit and Toffee's Mom did call in to say hi to everyone......

Even Stanley could not believe that Sophie was there.....We decided to take a walk around Beacon Hill a beautiful section of Boston that is very quaint and lovely......



Sophie was looking deciding which way we should go....




We met up with this kid who was in a state of shock.. One because Stanley was 800 times her size and two because she had heard that they were coming and knew they were like royalty...( my brother can be a blabber mouth....and he put it in the Boston Globe....)




Here is Archie telling Sophie about the this street where one of our esteemed Senators( Senator Kerry) lives.......


Asta and I were listening in( he might be a blabber mouth but he knows his history.. He learned it all from PL1)




Sophie decided to take a rest outside Senator Kerry's house( we tried to get INSIDE the house but Archie doesn't have that much pull....)


Asta was looking at the scenery....







Sophie was sniffing PL2's pants......



Then The Goob and Sophie sat and had a chat......






Here are Arch and PL1 and Asta's Dad doing a little bonding( we thought this might be a ploy to get Stanley and Asta together alone but to no avail..........We absolutely DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME................. It was a little hot out and we were all exhausted and took a nap after our walk......We didn't even make it to the Arboretum.. so all of Archie's sweeping was......for naught!!( I TOLD him he didn't have to sweep the whole thing but you know him.........

So today they ares going to Maggie and Mitch's to take a hike up their favorite mountain......... as for Archie???????


Really, did you think those anti fainting techniques were going to really work?? Fainted....Trying to make it to his water dish .... He sat and thought of what happened yesterday......... He was heard mumbling in his sleep last night..... "My main man,you are really here,Asta.....you are even prettier than I though...Sophie..C'est Va??" So that my friends, is why
this day is right up there......Archie and I wish ALL of our DWB friends could come and visit.... Could you imagine???!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Awards, a meme and you can not believe it

Things are starting to get back to normal here. We slept the whole day after the contest and this week we have just been enjoying this lovely weather( and not having to train a al Archie is great) Today we went to Jamaica Pond( SHE FORGOT THE CAMERA) and it was at its best.....
Well as we were so busy with our training and meditating and working on obtainment of that E we are VERY behind in posting some lovely things that we were given by our pals......so forgive the tardiness

This first award was given to us by Asta and Molly and Taffy:


We have to list 7 things we love and 7 blogs we love. This is very easy.
Agatha: Earthdog,cookies,stuffies,sweet potato chips(store bought if you know what I mean),Jamaica Pond.The Arboretum,PL1+2 and my coach( I know that is 8 but so what...)
Archie My bed next to PLs bed,peanut butter sandwiches, fig newtons,Jamaica Pond The Arboretum, being a coach, PL1+2,my bed in the kitchen, and my bed in the living room and my trainee( she had 8 so i can have 9)

There is NO WAY we can list only 7 blogs because we love them all so .......
We know because we are so tardy that this has been around already so if you have not done it yet feel free to do so!!!
Our next award was from our friend Niamh


This award is presented to those dog bloggers out there who know the meaning of GREATNESS. Their blogs are consistently interesting, funny, or informative. Their KINDNESS is extended to others without expectation of it’s return, and their FRIENDSHIP inspires others to do EXTRAORDINARY things. These are the blogs you can’t wait to read everyday. In short, they are AWE-INSPIRING, full of wonder, and simply PAWsome! Well we have to pass it on to just 4 blogs but that is just too hard so we are passing it on to everyone!!!!

this next award was given to us from Hector and Lola Tula and Norwood





About the Award*As a dedication for those who love blogging activity and love to encourage friendships through blogging. *To seek the reason why we all love blogging. *Put the award in one post as soon as you receive it. *Don’t forget to mention the person who gives you the award. *Answer the Award’s question by writing the reason why you love blogging. *Tag and distribute the Award to as many people as you like. *Don’t forget to notify the Award receivers and put their links in your post.


Why do we love blogging??? Because it really struck us last Saturday how doggie and hammies and people from all around the world were rooting for 2 little dogs in Massachewsitts to win an E and they and their PL's were truly touched. And then blogging buddies actually even came to cheer them on!! That in a nut shell is why we love to blog!!!

And Poopsie Blue gave us a Meme: Which was ...what have you never bought??? Well this was EXCEPTIONALLY easy .......a cat..( sorry all our kittie friends but....)

If we forgot any awards that were given to us please forgive us..it was not intentional.Our secretary had them all written down and then,,ahem misplaced it.......

And now we have to go and get started to get ready...... I have to go get all my new outfits ready, and try out some new smoothie recipes because you can NOT believe who is coming here this weekend...... Here are some clues............



I have been doing some serious shopping( I had to get my friends some Boston things didn't I?? ) and Archie?? He is soo nervous about meeting everyone,we have barely seen him. We had no idea what he was doing until he came back EXHAUSTED last night.... And what you might add was he doing?? He said he was sweeping the entire 12 million thousand acres of the Arboretum so it would look nice when we take our friends there......Oh boy..... How far did he get?? The front entrance...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Presenting......Miss Agatha J..........EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN-HAMMIES,,KITTIES AND PL'S........I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT MY SISTER......THE ONE... THE ONLY...........

MISS AGATHA JUNIOR EARTH DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


YES SHE GOT HER E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let me tell you , I do not know how much more I have in me here...... I was a nervous wreck(being her coach all the pressure was ENTIRELY on me......)



I will let her take over........ Arch and I didn't sleep so well because we were a little nervous.....and we got in the back of the car and were ready to go..............(ha ha notice how my side has all the nose marks)




Arch thought PL1 was taking too much time .......

On the way PL1+2 stopped here for a quick break( you know what I mean......)ARE YOU KIDDING ME????WHY ARE YOU TAKING A PICTURE OF THIS?????


AND A PICTURE OF JOHNNY FLIPPING APPLESEED???WE HAVE TO GET GOING HERE....(as you can see our nerves were a little on edge....)


OK so we finally got here( thank goodness there were no more Johnny Appleseeds along the way) and arrived here........

Now I was getting a little nervous.....but you will never guess who came and calmed me RIGHT DOWN......Can you see who it is??????
TOFFEE AND RILEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!( Toffee is giving me REALLY good tips here....)
Her Mom taking a picture of her....... Strictly for Eric.......



Gulp.....Then I saw the table where you first go........




These people are looking very official and stern......


Archie said we better have one more going over everything before get going......

OK....I did a little quick meditating to calm myself down just like Archie taught me......



While I was doing this Archie was checking out the competition.......

Oh boy check out this kid...She started some trash talk like they do on the basketball court,but I was prepared because of Arch and let it slip off my back( MAJOR HBO WORDS HERE)
Ohhhhhmmmmmmm..........

OK here is the J.E competition board......I was 105
Now Arch didn't tell me until later that now he got really worried because of the letter E on my number(look on the bottom left of the 105 ID tag...the E is really little and not fully formed...Archie thought it was a sign .....oh brother....)(um the IQ 3 is not my IQ it is introduction to quarry my warm up run .......)


OK....here I am with PL2 at my warm up run waiting for my turn....I was shaking I was so excited.......PL2 said all she could think about was how was she going to get me out of that tunnel without killing herself...)

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE.....as they say in the boxing world!!!!!
Well I FLEW
through intro to quarry and had to rush over for the Junior Earthdog competition..PL1 and Archie got a movie of us walking out...( You can hear Arch ,the excitement was almost too much for him....)

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We couldn't take pictures at the actual tunnel but once again I USED THE STEALTH BOMBER technique....quiet,quiet,quiet then BLAM attack attack attack...The Judge said he didn't even know I was up there I was so quiet!!! Then the Judge said that he thought I wasn't going to get it because you have to "work the rats" as they say in the business,which really means GO CRAZY and you have to do it for a certain time period and I stopped......2 seconds to go....but he said I had been going so crazy I HAD TO CATCH MY BREATHE!!!!!!!!!!!!Here we are coming back......VICTORY!!!!! and with an E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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I THREW myself on the floor next to my coach......THIS IS EXHAUSTING!!!!!!!



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AND IF THAT WAS NOT EXCITEMENT....who do you think came to see us afterwards?????? Can you see him????? Not sure who it is??????


NORWOOD AKA sometimes Mr Bezerko( a kid after our own heart)



Archie was stunned......IS THIS REALLY NORWOOD?????????

We all played the hot dog game for awhile.....what a great game.....you try to catch it in your mouth Norwood rules on this)

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Then Archie saw this STUNNING wire named Bella,,she is a bit of a show dog and wins all kinds of things.......when she walked away( looking over her shoulder at him, Archie started to cry.....) Norwood came to the rescue and dragged us over to the pond for a swim.....



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Ok not only did I see Toffe and Riley and play with Norwood and go swimming...BUT I GOT PRIZES!!!!!

I got this lovely glass(the Greater Boston Earth dog Club) which I am going to give to PL1+2 for being such good PL's.....

And this key chain( THAT IS THE GIRL BELLA ON THE KEY CHAIN!!!) gotta give this to Arch.......
A lovely bee stuffie which I am going to give to Archie my coach.......
This is mine all mine...A RAT STUFFIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is Coach Archie and his assistant.....


I got my E, chased the rats, played with my DWB pals, won prizes, swam, played the hot dog game......Does life get any better than this??????



Agatha J.E.