Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year from Boston

And so dearest pals a year ends and another begins. We remember all of our pals who have crossed the bridge and know they are playing all together. It has been a difficult year for many reasons and we hope that the new year brings all of you love, hope, health, happiness and peace(and Archie says a couple of extra treats and cookies maybe) We are proud to be part of such a wonderful community of people all brought together by the love of their animals. We leave you with this picture of a beloved statute in our wonderful city of Boston of Robert Burns and his beloved collie dog Luath(.Bertie we KNOW you know him)He is a Scotsman who wrote the poem which became a famous song........







HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
AGATHA AND ARCHIE AND PL1+2
We promise lots more adventures for the new year!
Auld Lang Syne New Year poem by Robert Burns

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And auld lang syne?



For auld lang syne, my dear,

For auld lang syne,

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,

For auld lang syne.



And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp,

And surely I'll be mine!

And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,

For auld lang syne.



For auld lang syne, my dear,

For auld lang syne,

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,

For auld lang syne.



We twa hae run about the braes,

And pu'd the gowans fine;

But we've wandered mony a weary fit

Sin' auld lang syne.



For auld lang syne, my dear,

For auld lang syne,

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,

For auld lang syne.



We twa hae paidled i' the burn,

Frae morning sun till dine;

But seas between us braid hae roared

Sin' auld lang syne.



For auld lang syne, my dear,

For auld lang syne,

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,

For auld lang syne.



And there's a hand, my trusty fiere,

And gie's a hand o' thine!

And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught



For auld lang syne.



For auld lang syne, my dear,

For auld lang syne,

We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,

For auld lang syne.

Friday, December 24, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS DEAR PALS

MERRY CHRISTMAS
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Merry Christmas dear friends...We have many many adventures to share with you...Most of these uhhhmmmm"adventures involve my brother who as you all know could possibly be the most naughty wire fox terrier ...EVER...... in the history of WFTs So in the new year  you will read about the Case of the Lost tooth, and The case of the missing PL1 birthday candy. We also want to share with you a FABUOULS painting done by Auntie Ami(Asta did help a little) of PL1+2's last boy Reggie... So stay tuned..We will be much better in the new year with writing and keeping up with all of pals....
We wish all of our darling friends and their PL's a very Merry Holiday.Don't eat too much and have a wonderfull time with your PL's We love all of you with all our little hearts...Love and kisses Agatha and Archie

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Archie's new case......

We have been very busy lately and have been obtaining evidence to back a case that Archie is working on which concerns areas that do not allow dogs. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? NOT ALLOW US??? On  reviewing the data he has for his case so far I am not 100% sure he really has supporting data but it is a case in progress( kind of like him..hee hee)

    So our first feature presentation gives you a demonstration of what we are talking about......
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Our next presentation is not really part of his case but a film demonstrating synchronzied squirrel hunting
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Ok back to his case.......

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I thought I would throw in a film of me trying a new way to file your nails

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Finally he decided to give up because there was way to much to do (CHECK OUT THIS GIANT TREE HOLE!!!) than to build a case against goof balls...


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Friday, November 26, 2010

An A+A Friday

So it is the day after Thanksgiving and we are EXHAUSTED.. really it takes it out of you eating like that.. PL2 had to work but everyone at work brought a dish in so they had a good spread and PL1 went over to the rest of the family... That left Archie and me at home... Now PL1 left the TV on so we could watch the Patriots  football game, and he left on the radio , so we could listen to the football game.... and Archie? Well you know he loves his cooking shows and he thought it would be a perfect time to try out new recipes.. on me.. before he tries them out on any one else.. and really it was pretty good. His top dish( well in my mind anyway) was his Surprise Stuffie dessert. This looked like a stuffie(  you could almost hear it squeaking) but inside it was a baked Alaska.. Really he out did himself.. So after all that cooking and eating and football we decided to spend a quiet day today... So this is what we did....


I started out by taking a little nap on the window sill and checking on the work men outside( they did a great job)










I really had to pay attention to the workers so Archie decided he would help PL2 make the bed...

And we ended the day by trying out some line dancing....(don't look on the top of my crate, it is miles and miles of papers I put together for Berties next class..)


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                 HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!
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We are wishing everyone a Happy Turkey Day and we hope you get to eat lots of yummy things!!!!!        

Friday, November 12, 2010

HE IS IN A HEAP OF TROUBLE

 HOOO BOY........... Now many of you know that we can be  a bit naughty.... but one of us is naughtier than the other.. and his name begins with an A and the next letters are RCHIE....Remember how he ate PL2's knitting project? and the bag of brown sugar?all over the kitchen?) and the GUM? and the bag of recycling which he spread all over the kitchen? really I could go ON AND ON... well this time he went over board....AND CROSSED THE LINE.....Sit back and I will give you an reenactment of what occurred at house of A+A

It was a lovely New England fall day( I am doing a reenactment so I thought I would just put on one or two trees..)




It was 6 am and PL1 was taking us out( listen it is supposed to be dark here... REALLY dark so use your imagination...After we did our business Pl1 went and put it in the "honey pot"(that is what we call it..hee hee)The honey pot is in our little garage at the back of the building....


Hee hee I am trying to really make it life like...Now notice how he has the TWO leashes...... this is important to the reenactment...
He walked down the driveway to the front door.....
I always go to the top of the inside stairs and then Archie goes(he kind of has to wind himself up to do the stairs )

This is where he winds himself up

The he puts his feet on the top steps(this is a trick he learned in puppy kindergarten and he still feels inclined to do this.. listen it's Archie...) and they carry him up the steps because he can't do a lot of steps cuz of his back....... only something was very very different.. When I got to the to of the vestibule steps Pl turned around and NO ARCHIE.... Now sometimes he is a little slow and he is outside the front door which is what PL1 thought... so he opened the front door.... AND NO ARCHIE.....ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? Now PL1 is flipping out and goes flying out the front door and goes down the drive way to the honey pot...NO ARCHIE............PL1 realized the leash must have dropped....
This is the alley behind our building........... Below is a real life video REENACMENT of what we think happened(while you are watching visually remove Pl1 from the movie...)HE RAN DOWN THE BACK ALLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BY HIMSELF......WITHOUT US..... IN THE DARK......TO THE BIG STREET WHERE THERE ARE CARS AND THEN THE BIGGER STREET WHERE THERE IS THE TROLLEY..PL1 WAS HYPERVENTILATING
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..Now Pl1 and I were running EVERYWHERE and PL1 was shouting AGATHA FIND ARCHIE WHERE IS HE????? I WAS TRYING BUT I DIN'T KNOW..so I said PL GET THE CAR GET THE CAR,, So we ran up the stairs and got the keys and ran down the stairs and started to drive around....I was shouting out the window WHERE ARE YOU ????? and I told Pl to go where we usually walk in the morning.. so we went down this street.....
And we thought we saw something white.. AND THERE HE WAS!! HIS LEASH WAS UNDER THIS ROCK and he was sitting  with his ears back and I think he might have cried a little because he said he was really scared AND HE CAN NOT DO ANYTHING WITHOUT THE THREE OF US THERE......(how did his leash get under that rock??)NOW PL2 was not home because she was on the trolley on her way to work ... and she did not know about this until we picked her up at work and when we got to the part where he was sitting with his ears back SHE BURST INTO TEARS and Pl1 said HOW DO YOU THINK I FELT?? So below is NOT a reenactment but what really happened when I told him THAT HE MUST NEVER EVER DO THAT AGAIN EVER.....

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Yet another new bed!!!!!!!!!!


 So this has been an icky week for us.... Archie started it all with throwing up and some rea ( this is where the new bed comes in) and then he got better and then he got rea, and then I got rea....Get the picture?? Suffice to say we are both better, PL2 is a lot poorer(well.... he had to go and see his Vet and stuff and they had to do tests and stuff..all of which were fine....) Which brings me to this story....
 He had a little uhhhmmmmmm accident......ON MY FAVORITE BED....
so PL2 felt bad so she went out to get me another(I wanted the one that looks like a sofa with a high back and the cute little cushions? You know the one in the catalog?? But she blew me off.....) So she says she can't get me one and not him( really why not? I didn't  wreck his bed....) so she got each one of us this bed....


Boring isn't it? You might wonder why she got it when there is a crate right next door?? Go ask her....

I sort off like the crate(as long as my favorite blanket is in it and I have a book and a night light and a puzzle book if I am not tired)
Even this is ok( isn;t that colorfull stuff on the floor cute? It is padding so when we jump on and off the bed 12000 times we don't hurt ourselves..and PL2 says it goes so nicley with the decor..

I mean Arch said he was quite comfortable on the pillow that was on the floor..


In a pinch if I HAVE to sit next to HIM this will do... 


I like to lounge up here

Sometimes I let him join me.....













But not all the time as you can see what might happen
And the floor is ok too...but she feels like we needed a new one so what can we do???

Monday, October 18, 2010

WE ARE GOING TO HARVARD AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



YOU CAN NOT BELIEVE IT!!! PL1 got a telgram  email asking us to come back to Harvard!! This is what it said:

"Greetings!

As a graduate of the Harvard Canine Cognition Lab, 
your dog  Agatha is eligible to return to participate in our new series of studies because we know that she only did so poorly the last time because the test was really a beginner one and she is so far advanced that she thought why bother to do that,.  We hope you'll consider returning to Harvard so we can see your dog 
that unbelievably brilliant wire fox terrier again! 

We've set up an online poll you can use to choose an appointment time that's convenient for you.  Please sign up using the following link:
 Once you've chosen a day and time to come visit us, we'll send you a confirmation email with details and directions.

If you have any questions or would prefer to 
schedule an appointment offline, please feel free to email us at this address or call us .  Thank you very much for your past participation, and we hope to see you again soon! Oh yeah if you want to you can bring your brother along so he won't cry or anything. And remember we think that he was so good on his exam because of course he has you to prep him.


Best,
Gordon Kraft-Todd

Canine Cognition Lab
Department of Psychology
Harvard University

Thursday, October 14, 2010

TA DA HERE WE ARE!!!

So we got our space and here we are. All we have to figure out is the new system to post and we are all set..so some of our pics and movies are a little out of place but we think you will get the idea... This happened about four thousand years ago(well it seems like that....) and it is a lovely fall day in our Arboretum....


The movie that you are about to see is what to do in the car when it is a beautiful day and all the windows are open so you can smell the air.. and don't worry they were both in the front seat so only  one is filming and the other driving...

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I just wanted to make sure that there was nothing in the hole 

The first changing leaves
Wellll it is my job to dig....

I had to really get in there

So pretty

ON IT

Archie said he just doesn't get why I am so obsessed....

HAHAHAHA nooo I didn't do this hole

I made him go into that hole by telling him there were cookies in there

LOOOOOOKKKK A WEDDING!!!! What a perfect place for one!!!!!


ON IT BIG TIME
SO this is a famous bench where we have brought many of our guests when they come to visit

Some dogs like to go on the bench(PL1 is telling Archie about the scene they are looking at)

Others like to go UNDER the bench in search of sticks


My hole

What Archie and PL1 were looking at..Now in this next film you will see me digging this hole... It is a very difficult task and requires strict concentration. LOOK WHAT HE IS DOING WHILE I AM DIGGING THIS HOLE ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
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We saw this path ....

And Archie said he wanted to go down it because we might find Chinese food( it always all about food with him)

We thought we smelled some chicken with cashews but .......

Per usual we are both going the opposite way

No words... geesh

I found this car and thought it would be nice for Archie

But he said without a roof he would get cold and it would take him a long time to get it to Scruffys house


The path home
SO here we are again and as we say in Boston We wicked missed all of you and are glad we are back......