Saturday, December 31, 2005

The towel is juuuust right...

For some reason, Duke doesn't like to sleep on his bed when he's in the house. He has a nice fluffy soft bed, but he chooses to curl up on the thin blue towel on the floor.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Standing room only...

Don't get too nervous when cooking in our kitchen. Just know that you will draw a crowd and they will be watching your every move.

Thursday, December 29, 2005


If you ever want to find out what's inside any ball that you have, just introduce it to Duke. This USED to be a professional grade baseball.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Always want what you can't have...

For some reason, Eddie always wants the chewie that Duke has. If Duke's chewing on one and Eddie has his own, he just stares at Duke's chewie. Eddie will only eat the other one that wasn't his in the first place. We got ourselves a high maintenance brat.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Can't eat just one...

Rabid dogs love chips, too.

Monday, December 26, 2005


You know that feeling you get when you can feel someone watching over you? I get that every time I eat at the dinner table.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Xmas!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2005

I'd rather get coal in my stocking...

I went to the kitchen to check on Eddie, and noticed this on the backyard cement.

Now that's a HUGE clue to know that something was up. I stepped outside to see what was going on and saw Duke inside his house...with a little friend.

Poor guy lost his right hand in the battle. Duke 1, Storm trooper 0.

Little did I know that when I turned the corner to throw the spam can away, I'd see this.

I guess I should have used a Glad.
Oh he's so busted! That face has GUILTY written all over it!

Friday, December 23, 2005

Sunlight in a cell...

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Just to be close to you...

Duke sleeps as close as he can to Eddie when they're in the house. He never really used to do that before when Eddie was out of the cage. I guess he's pretty lonely and really misses his brother.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Dog with ADHD.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Dog on medication.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Santa paws...

When Eddie was at the hospital, I took some time to play with Duke. Just the 2 of us...and a few accessories.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Stuck in a cage on a Sunday...

Nothing to do but relax and enjoy the down time.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Saying hello to your best friend...

Duke checking in with Eddie to see if everything's alright.

Friday, December 16, 2005

To the breaking point...

Duke's wiskers have split ends! I guess we're gunna have to use conditioner in addition to the dog soap. I wonder if V05 makes a canine fur heat treatment?

Thursday, December 15, 2005


Eddie's finally back home and with a naked leg again.

Duke was extremely happy when he saw Eddie walk into the kitchen. I had to keep Duke in the backyard until he calmed down. He kept looking in thru the glass door to see what was going on and kept whining cause he wanted to come in to greet his brother already! He really missed him over the past 2 days.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Winter precautions...

I let Duke inside last nite since Eddie's still not home. I started laughing cause Duke's extra neck skin makes him look like he's sporting a very cozy turtleneck.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Missing piece...

I took both dogs into the vet last nite, but only one was coming back with me. Eddie is having his surgery tomorrow, so he was going to sleep over at the vet's. I had to also take Duke with me to get this weird lump checked out. At first, it looked like a blister in between his toes, but then it started to grow bigger. I just wanted to get it checked out just in case. Everything is fine, and the vet said that it doesn't look like it would be a concern. We just need to watch it and see if it gets any bigger or starts to get infected. Once Duke was done, they took Eddie away and into the cage in the back. Duke kept looking at the door to see if Eddie would come running out, he was so sad.

He was so depressed on the ride home, he just looked out the window and didn't move. He probably thought I abandoned Eddie and just left him there for good. He's gunna miss his buddy tonite for sure. I hope the next 2 days go by quick

Monday, December 12, 2005

A cage can't stop a growing boy...

Eddie's 6th week stuck in the slammer has some side effects that I never really thought about until the other day. His nails! I never really worried about it with the boys before, because all their running and playing in the backyard would keep their nails maintained. I guess I took that for granted before, because now that Eddie's deprived of that luxury, he's well overgrown. Don't you just love those little things in life that help you out a bit? Cement : dog groomer extraodinaire!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Everything's just beachy...

We decided to give the dogs a treat today and take them to the beach. Since Eddie's going back in for surgery, we wanted him to get out for a little bit and get some sand between his toes before he goes for another 6 week term. Eddie didn't get to run around like he used to, but at least he got to hang out in the sand for a bit and soak in the ocean air.

Duke was happy since he got to play with his new frisbee. He actually knows how to catch it in mid-air now. We're so proud! =)

It was a well deserved trip for the both of them and the day ended with a beautiful sunset. I can't wait to bring them back after Eddie's all healed.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Hoping second time's the charm...

Eddie is going back to the operating room...again. The doctor finally got back to us and suggested another ACL technique. This time she recommended that we sedate him for the initial 2 weeks just to be safe and so the sutures will have better odds of healing and holding.

Eddie checks in Monday nite and his leg will be shaved again. Just when his hair was in the ugly phase of growing in, he has to start all over. I just hope Eddie understands that we're not trying to punish him and it's for his own good. Even though he's been a happy dog all the while, I'm sure he's wondering what he did to deserve such punishment. Hopefully after the 8 weeks are over and he's completely healed, he'll forget about the whole ordeal.

This will be the last surgery he has to go thru for his ACL, whether it works or not. 6 weeks of seeing him in a cage was hell for us and adding another 8 weeks to that is going to be rough. Not to mention Duke, who's probably wondering why Eddie gets all the good treatment and is allowed to sleep indoors. I'm sure Duke's nites are lonely and cold and can't wait for his thick-haired, bestfriend to be back in their house.

Friday, December 09, 2005


Duke got V right between the eyes!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Pink is the new black...

The other day when I noticed Duke's pink nose, I had to stop and think for a minute. He didn't come with a pink nose when we got him. So I had to look thru the archives of photos to see what really happend.

I looked up this weird change of color online and many websites stated that dogs with blonde hair usually have nose discoloration when they get older. Some call it "snow nose", where the nose will get darker and lighter depending on the season. There was also another suggestion that it might be linked to using plastic water bowls (which we do), so I swapped out his current bowl out for a stainless steel one to see if his pigment would come back. Now, we'll just have to wait and see.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Coordination is key...

I let Eddie out to do his business and something about Duke caught my eye. Dogs come with coordinating accessories...matching toenails and noses! Funny how I never connected the 2 before. Looks like Eddie has one nail that didn't get the memo.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Surrounded by loved ones...

Duke relaxing with 2 of his 3 best friends. (3rd not pictured, in cage to the right)

Monday, December 05, 2005

Fun with Photoshop...

Learned something new this weekend, so I dug out some old pictures of the boys to use as my guinea pigs. I just love the look of polaroid pictures. They make anything look fun.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Another lazy day...

Not much to do when you're stuck in a cage and healing from surgery.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Saturday morning sun...

Duke enjoying his time inside, escaping the windy outdoors.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Scooby snacks...

We had family from Hawaii staying with us the other week and before they flew back home, they left a departing gift. It was probably from our 2 yr old nephew who just LOVED Eddie. Every morning he would walk into the kitchen and say "Hi Ahddie!" and stick his hand into the cage to pet him. I think our nephew left his toy cause he thought it looked so much like his favorite Ahddie. I agree.

Thursday, December 01, 2005


Duke has had red itchy eyes lately and when we took him to the vet to find out what was going on, the doctor said not to worry and that it was just his allergies. ALLERGIES?!?! I never knew dogs could get that! What's next, chicken pox?!?!

(From the Pidgin English Dictionary)
makapiapia (maka piapia)
(mah ka pee ya pee ya)

Definition: mucous of the eye
Used In A Sentence: Try wait brah! I wen just wake up and get plenny maka piapia still yet.
In English?: Give me a few minutes to wake up. My eyes are still crusty with eye mucous.