Saturday, March 31, 2012

Roxy bunny

Check out Roxy's bunny ears! She's dressing up to let everyone know that they can get their pet's photo taken with the Easter Bunny and help support Buddy Dog at the same time on Saturday, April 7 from Noon-2pm.

The event will be hosted by Especially for Pets, located at 424 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776. Directions are available on the facebook event page Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny.

Roxy is still available for adoption at Buddy Dog Humane Society. She loves to cuddle with people and is great with children and most other dogs. She's been described as "a typical AWESOME lab!" and "a real SWEETIE!"  She loves to play and run, and obviously doesn't mind dressing up, whether in bunny ears or bandanas! She's not a fan of cats, otherwise the punk dogs would have a new sister already.

Stop by Buddy Dog to meet Roxy if you're in the area, she's definitely worth the trip!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Best Buddies

It's weird how Maggie & Duke, Ozzy & The Dude are best buddies. We had Maggie for about a year and a half when I finally convinced the Mr. that we should get her a buddy. We were going to get a "normal" dog, i.e. not fearful/not afraid of men, but we got Duke instead.

He was transferred to Buddy Dog Humane Society from another shelter, as they thought he was becoming fear aggressive. They were talking about sending him back to Puerto Rico to live on a farm with other feral or unadoptable dogs. One of the people who worked at the first shelter called Buddy Dog to see if they would take him. He was there for one day when we showed up to meet another dog. Maggie wasn't interested in the other dog, but liked Duke. He jumped up on the couch next to the Mr. who said "what fear aggression?" We brought him home that night. It hasn't been easy, but getting Duke was the best thing we ever did for Maggie. She loves to have a little brother to play with and boss around.

Ozzy & Dude have been inseparable since day one. The Dude loves to curl up on Ozzy & they both like to sit on Mr.Man. Ozzy is a skinny, gangly 8lb flame point Siamese who talks a lot & loudly. The Dude is a 17lb fat cat who has the squeakiest little meow, which we rarely hear (it sounds like we may have had him neutered too early). It's hard to believe that the Blizzard of Oz is about 12 and the Dude is about 7, they still run around like goofy kittens.

They both love to hang out with the dogs, even though Maggie thinks it's hilarious to jump on the bed to pop all of the cats off, leave the room to let them get settled & do it again. If I come around the corner to see what she's doing, she'll meet me at the doorway with a very innocent look on her face. I don't think she realizes that I can hear her run & jump onto the bed, hear all the cats hit the floor & then hear her thud onto the floor. Sometimes I catch her standing in the middle of the bed wagging her tail with poof tailed cats around the room. I'll see if I can get a picture one of these days. The tiger boys seem to think it's funny, but Cocoa & Serena are united in their disdain for the dogs.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sleepy Boys

Duke: "Last night was really late, can't keep my eyes open..."

"Hey kittehs, I'm too tired to climb onto the couch..."

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Everybody on the Bed!

People sometimes ask if we let the animals sleep on the bed with us. These pictures illustrate why that isn't the best idea. Saturday morning I took the dogs out for their way.too.early.walk & went back to bed. Mr.Man got up & left the bedroom door open & this is the result. There wasn't room for him to get back in!

Serena couldn't find a place to curl up, since she & Cocoa don't really get along, so the spot between Cocoa & Ozzy was out. I wasn't going to let her sleep on Mr.Man's pillow, so she kept standing by my head & making loud "Meep" noises. The Dude kept reaching out and poking me in the face, & then the dogs decided to stretch out & stab me with their pointy toes. It was easier to just get up for the day, which was probably their evil plan to begin with. No way are they sleeping with us, even if a larger bed could fit!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Meet Roxy!

Roxy is an 8-year-old spayed female Labrador mix available for adoption at Buddy Dog in Sudbury.  
Don't let her age fool you, she's full of energy and would make a great running partner! 
She would love a fenced-in yard with room to run, and is housebroken. 
Roxy is very playful; she is great with other large dogs, but would prefer not to live with cats or small dogs. She has lived with children ages 8 and up and loves people in general.
Wouldn't you like to come home to this happy face at the end of the day?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spot the looney!

The Dude (aka Jeffrey Lebowski):
"Just a little closer, and then... Mwah-ha-ha!
Attack of the giant Ti-gwah!"

"My Sato sense is tingling, activate laser vision!"

"I hope no one sees me under here."

The next 5 minutes involved dodging the one dog rodeo and wishing for a high speed camera. This is the only surviving picture of the incident. No animals were hurt in the ensuing freak show.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

You can win this!

This "Welcome Home" package, donated by HomeGoods pet department, is just one of the items that you can bid on in the Buddy Dog silent auction at the Appraisal Day on Saturday, March 24 from 12 - 4.
Ken's Steak House, located at 95 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA, is generously hosting the event and providing delicious appetizers.
Appraisers Colleene Fesko and James Callahan will appraise one item for $10 or 3 for $25, with all proceeds donated to Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury, MA. You've seen them on TV, now you can meet them in person and find out what your items are really worth, from heirlooms to yard sale finds!

Dude and Ozzy were hoping there was something for them in the tote. (I had to put it back in the car because they HomeGoods does have cool cat stuff too, just like Buddy Dog also has great cats for adoption & isn't just for dogs. Dude wanted to keep the tote bag, Ozzy wanted to play with the "ipaw" squeek toy, party collar & leash set, Maggie wanted the popcorn squeek toy, Poochie treats & peanut butter Chiplets, Duke wanted the cotton & jute chew toys on the right & I wanted to keep the pig - it really oinks instead of squeeks! (The oatmeal shampoo & fleur de lis bowl are pretty cool too - we can always use more dog shampoo & the bowl has a stainless steel liner bowl that comes out for easy cleaning.) No such luck, all of this great stuff is going to one lucky winner on the 24th! (Cats not included)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The short lived couch experiment

Ozzy loves to hang out with the dogs. I have no idea how an 8 lb skinny cat looks as big as a 43 lb dog, talk about weird camera perspective. Maggie loves to nose honk the cats so she can chase them, but Ozzy will sit up like a bear and box instead of running. Maggie was still thinking about trying it again.

Duke loves to cuddle up to me or the Mr., whoever is on the cozy couch. People thought we were crazy to let the animals on the new couch, but we thought it would be okay if it was under supervision. This was before Maggie had a UTI & leaked all over 2 cushions; it took 2 weeks and a 24 oz bottle of enzyme cleaner to get rid of the smell. (yay Nature's Miracle) Her reaction to Proin was even less fun, think of the Exorcist in the kitchen. So glad the UTI cleared up & it's (hopefully) not related to spay incontinence.

As the mean lady, I booted them off the couch onto soft new dog beds. At $20 each from HomeGoods, I figured that it wouldn't be a huge loss if they were shredded. So far they've survived for about 6 months, only because the dogs are not allowed in the living room without us. Right now there is a ridiculous fake sheepskin throw over the dog beds so half the floor is covered by dog cozy land.

Puppy still likes the couch a lot better.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Adoption Wednesday

Ed thought we needed to post a picture of his thoughtful side. Last week's picture showed him sitting on one of the awesome volunteers who takes him for walks, and he understands that not everyone likes being sat on by a big hunk of a dog. Look how politely he's waiting for the silliness of picture taking to be over!

Ed is available for adoption at Buddy Dog in Sudbury, MA, you can see more pictures of Ed and other adoptable dogs & cats at the  Buddy Dog website or check out their Facebook page.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Anarchy in the kitchen

We have hooks on all of the kitchen doors so that the cats can go in and out of all rooms & the dogs can't destroy the rest of the house. We came home to this when a friend left a cushion on one of the kitchen chairs. Mr.Man thought it was funny since they hadn't shredded anything for a while.

This morning was less funny as one of the cats knocked my glasses off the counter & the dogs snagged them while I was out of the room. The frames are still good (yay titanium!), but I'll have to get new lenses. It's my own stupid fault for leaving them in the dog zone, even though they were fine in that spot for the past 4 years.

The Kuranda beds on the left have been the best dog items we've purchased. Maggie's bed has held up to the little maniacs for more than 2 years, and Duke's bed still looks new. We ordered the aluminum frames instead of PVC, somehow plastic didn't seem like the best idea for them.

The issue we have now is Lebowski(the Dude) taking Duke's bed & not letting Maggie have her toys back.