Saturday, March 27, 2010

OUR MAIN MAN JACKSON

So we just learned from our pal Eric that our main man the King of the Wire Fox Terriers and really our fearless Wire Fox Terrier leader Jackson has taken ill.Now listen this kid is stronger that any one we know,when you think of a strong fearless terrier it is Jackson ..but he really really needs a little extra zen from all of us....something we all do really really well....



So everyone take out your flags.......


and your circle......

and say a private prayer for our main man and send some major zen to him.





We love you Jackson from your pals Aggie and Arch

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Canadian Visitor and the Witness Protection Program

So last week we had a very very important visitor .........the one and only MS SOPHIE LA BRADOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well you can just imagine Archie Toffee and Riley and I preparing for this visit!! We all decided that we absolutely had to go to.....THE ARBORETUM!!!!!!!! So we went to pick her up( oh and her PL of course) Now just a quick "of note" Of course we all know that
Joey......
is Sophie's one and only true love and Archie didn't want Joey to get jealous or anything so Archie told Joey that he would act as Sophie's personal body guard to make sure that NOTHING would happen to her....




Here we are at her hotel(her name was at the front door and it was on the front page of the Boston Globe and stuff)...Archie is telling her(secretly of course) that he will be her undercover body guard while she was in town....


Hee Hee here I am saying hello to Toffee and Riley's PL ..You can't even see my tail it is going so fast....


Archie was sticking to her like glue(he has great work ethic)

And off we all went..It was a beautiful day and the best day we have had yet this spring( Archie said he asked for it for her but he is taking this just a little to far don't ya think?)


HERE WE ARE!!!!!! So we were just standing there telling her all about the place.....



This picture of Toffee is for Eric....



Sophie loves this place!! She has been here before but never in such lovely weather!!!!

SO I really figured that maybe I should show her all the good digging spots.... but she is kind of into her ball..I mean REALLY into it....

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And look at this action video of Sophie running and CATCHING her ball!!!

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Then we decided to go for a little swim....and Sophie took her ball in with her..I tried to tell her maybe she shouldn't but come on she IS Ms La Brador........

SHE LOST HER BALL.....IN THE STREAM.....OMG........ I was trying to see if I could pat it out

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Everyone left to continue the walk but I stayed on a bit to search for it... Oh the humiliation to have her lose her ball IN OUR ARBORETUM.......



OK so we kept on walking and went up to the top of this little hill(where you can see for miles and miles.....)We were having a little snack and stuff and just talking.........this is where the action kind of begins..... See Toffee and Riley were showing us their new vaudeville act...First you ask Riley if he is kookoo for Coco puffs and then you ask him for his paw....... Now Riley takes this very very seriously and REALLY REALLY wanted to impress Sophie..so he was really really concentrating....And Sophie's Pl went a little close for an action shot....Archie and I were still having a little snack.. and we heard a lititle growl...well it was Riley telling Sophie's PL not to get so close when he was performing because he gets a little anxious....




So Sophie went to go back and sit down and then Sophie's Pl saw........BLOOD....YOUARE READING THIS RIGHT....BLOOD on Sophie's back........ Archie jumped up and spun around....... We couldn't find out where it was from.UNTIL WE LOOKED AT THE HER EAR.......RILEY GOT HER ON THE EAR..................ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? FIRST WE LOSE HER BALL AND THEN WE BITE HER EAR??????

WHY IS THERE ALWAYS ONE IN EVERY CROWD?? AND WHY IS IT ALWAYS ONE OF US TERRIERS??????(hee hee what a reputation...) BUT LOOK AT RILEY....HE IS SORT OF LAUGHING.......( actually don't tell Sophie this but it was a stealth bomb terrier performance ..one at a very very high terrier level....spring, attack, no one knows ,not even the victim,and then look surprised....I gotta say it was pretty good but just not for our important visitor)

Now my brother thinking only of himself of course quickly turned to PL...."PL ya gotta help me buddy...I was supposed to be her bodyguard......."

Here is the evidence.....(to tell you the truth we were way more upset than she was...such class.....)
As for Riley??

Archie got him into the witness protection program because we are all afraid that Joey might be a little mad......



And Archie????I think his body guard days are done...

PL2 has a favor..She has been trying to change our header picture and every picture she tries comes out GINORMOUS..which it never has done before.....Any thoughts as to why it is doing this????

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Bomb Shelter Update and a S

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????? WE HAVE NOT POSTED IN TWO WEEKS???? Which also means we are a MILLION LIGHT YEARS BEHIND IN OUR READING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO do that we will( catch up on your lives) and we will quickly catch you up on ours....... SO it rained and rained and rained and rained..and we were a teensy weensy bit bored( imagine two wire fox terriers SHUT IN....oooohhh it was not pretty...but the first non rain day we had we went for a 34 hour walk( PL2 said it was to burn off a little energy or something....)And we don't really know why she kept cleaning the floor all the time..something about mud and stuff...So I took to heart all that you my friends had to say about sharing my bomb shelter....I thought and thought and thought... and came up with this ( very very temporary ) solution........

ARE YOU HAPPY???????????? But please note in the next picture that there happens to be someones toy in there and my bed is kind of half way back in there...hee heee he will never figure this out......



Now on to another serious matter..You may remember I worked extremely hard last year with my own personal trainer/brother to obtain my J.E.( Junior Eathdog) title.....Whew it was HARD WORK and he is a very difficult trainer...
So PL2 and I had a little talk and she asked me if I wanted to try to get MY SENIOR EARTHDOG TITLE!!!! Only this was is ALOT harder...You have to go through a longer tunnel with more curves in it and a false spot and the hardest part of all is that you have to come out by your self( your PL doesn't pick you up out of the tunnel) Now I don't know about you but I an not the best with recall without a rat there...put a rat into the situation??? hmmmmmmmm.... let's think about this.. But PL2 said we could get some training and maybe learn how to do this..... I went to the Fox Terrier Network.com page and got this picture..That is the rat in the cage at the end if the tunnel............


Now this has put Arch into a tizzy and he has to change his whole training program..... PL2 happened to find this little pad of paper that he had been jotting notes on and then ripped up in frustration
AND THEN I FOUND THIS ON THE FOX TERRIER WEBSITE......ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? THIS IS FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FOX TERRIER NETWORK
"Most of the training, which really isn't much, that you will need for Earthdog you can do at home. You can make tunnels of cardboard and borrow a rat to train with. It isn't quite the same as what you will encounter at a test, but it's a good start. And lots of fun for the dog! There probably isn't any other time you will actually be encouraging your fox terrier to bark and carry on! Heaven, from the dog's point of view! "
HOOOOOO BOY!!! WE ARE GOING TO GET A RAT FOR THE HOUSE FOR ME TO PRACTICE WITH!!!!!!( PL2 here.... uhhhmmmm I don't think so Aggie.....)
And so ladies and gentle men,I begin a new summer and new EXTREMELY difficult challenge with my brother at my side and my PL's behind me( wait maybe it should be the other way around....) in the obtainment of my..........

So while he figures out my training plan I will just soak up the glorious rays.......

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Old Bomb Shelter

Hi everyone.Many of you have been wondering what is going on with my bomb shelter so I thought I had better update you.


Here is a picture of my ex bomb shelter...A wonderful place with THOUSANDS of MY toys and a lovely bed where I could go BY MYSELF and relax, and a GREAT place for girl parties( Lacie once had 33 blenders going at the same time....HOO boy that was good...And there was one rule really NO BOYS WERE ALLOWED THERE... Doesn't it look fabulous??

A while ago I had even gone on a little campaign.......( doesn't my hair look good here? I will have to go back to that hairdresser)

Here is my brother....Now for a while he obeyed me..I mean he wouldn't go in there.. Then a little something happened that started him thinking......
When flat Mango came over last year with all my other friends Mango BEGGED me to go in my bomb shelter.....Really when Mango speaks YOU LISTEN.. so I sort of invited him there( but of course I told EVERYONE this was a special case...) And really he only left a little drool and stuff in there...

And Archie would not let this go..He pouted and cried and said YOU LET HIM IN THERE.. and stuff like WHERE THE HECK ARE MY TOYS YOU HAVE THEM ALL and stuff like WHAT THE HECK DO I HAVE and WHERE CAN I GO TO RELAX and blah blah blah blah blah....Then things started to heat up a little,..HE STARTED TO GO IN THERE..oh no no no no no.......DO YOU THINK I TOOK THIS LYING DOWN??? Fur was flying,lips were snarling, barks were barking, TOYS WERE FLYING ALL OVER THE PLACE..So first PL2 locked us out..LOCKED US I REPEAT US out..ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? THAT IS MY HALLOWED PLACE....OK that worked for awhile..lips weren't snarling..until they would forget to lock the door.....WOO BOY.. ladies and gentleman LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE..OK so they realized this wouldn't work...Then she came up with one of the dumber ideas in her life( excuse me for being a little blunt) She thought she could block the entrances with 400 boxes and the ironing board..Even Cyril got into this.......And no matter what she put there Archie would find a way to squeeze in...and then so would I and then the WWF( world wrestling federation) would start UNDER THE BED......( they do not call us girl dogs bitches for nothing....)


Sooooooooo she came up with this.......SHE TOOK EVERYTHING OUT OF THE BOMB SHELTER AND OPENED THE TOP UP.....My toys are out and so is my bed.......And now Archie still goes under there once in awhile but it only bothers me once in awhile ( what you thought I would tell you all is peaches and cream?? IT WAS MINE ALL MINE YOU KNOW....)

And she pulled out my bed and this is how it sometimes goes.....( don't look at our hair.... It is stripping and grooming time in house of A+A)

Yeah don't worry.. You won't be seeing a lot of this.....He snuck up on me and I didn't smell I mean see that he was there..Well I have been thinking about the whole thing and maybe I was a little harsh and stuff..I mean I did have ALOT of the toys and stuff.....



And I still have the top...... in the sun....



And it gives me GREAT Access to try to get to the top of the bookcase where she throws toys sometimes.....


don't worry friends...this is not the end of my bomb shelter.....