Saturday, December 24, 2011

100th post!!!!! MERRY MOOSEMAS

IT'S MY 100th POST!!!!

what better way to commemorate my 100th post than with a Merry Moosemas tale!

Twas the Night Before Moosemas

Twas the night before Moosemas, and all through the house
Little Moosie was snoring, not at all like a mouse.
The Kong was stowed in the box with care,
With no more peanut butter hiding in there.

The tuffie toys sat all defluffed by the fire,
And stirred they did not, no squeakers to inspire.
Overhead of the mantle, no stockings were hung,
Little Moosie had hid them all in a place far-flung.

Away in the houses of the neighboring dogs,
Little Chihuahuas and Labradors slept like logs.
And Moosie's Dad was also asleep in the bed,
Drowning out Moose snores with a pillow on the head.

Then out in the yard there was quite a big noise!
Moose jumped up from the bed and lost all his poise!
To the window he jumped with his tail all a'waggin,
And his ears all perked up, certainly not sagging!

Moosie scanned for the source of the noise in the yard,
He strained his Moosie eyes looking very hard.
Then in the distance he did see quite a scene -
A sleigh being pulled by reindeers so lean.

And in the sleigh a jolly man in red and white,
Moosie knew at once this wasn't an ordinary night!
What did this man in the sleigh come bringing?
Moosie asked him with his operatic signing!

Instead the man responded to the reindeer and said,
"Let's bring treats to little doggies while they sleep in their bed!"
"For Poodles and Terriers dressed in stripes like candy canes,
For Pitties and Hounds and big tall Great Danes!"

Soon the sleigh flew up high out of sight,
Little Moosie looked around in the bright moonlight.
And then saw he something quite so peculiar,
The man jumped down chimneys into house's interior!

Then wouldn't you know it, the reindeer and all,
Came flying toward Moosie's roof, up so high and tall.
Could it be that the man in the sleigh was above?
Was he bringing Moosie treats that Moosie would love?

The rooftop was soon scampering with hoofed feet,
And a man jumped toward the chimney straight from his seat.
Leaving the sleigh with a bag on his shoulder, 
He shot down the chimney like a fast falling boulder!

Emerge in the fireplace he did with a crash!
His red and white suit now covered in ash!
But with a little dusting and brushing he picked himself up,
Moosie looked on with excitement like a happy little pup!

Moose thought and puzzled about his visitor in red,
Had he come to give treats or scratch Moosie's head?
Perhaps he was a robber disregarding the laws,
Or was this the one and only Mr. Santy Paws!? 

Moosie looked around and listened and sniffed with his nose,
He smelled something delicious, but not the smell of a rose.
Instead he found his nose quite a flutter,
It was Santy Paws and he brought peanut butter!

The peanut butter was placed in Moose's crate by Santy Paws,
While Moosie looked on drool forming at his jaws.
And as quickly as he came, he left with a flash!
Up the chimney he went, he made it out in a dash.

One last glimpse of Santy Paws as he flew above ground,
Moosie listened carefully to every last sound,
And clear as could be, Santy Paws said in the moonlight,
"Merry Moosemas to all, and to all a good night!"


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

old picture of itchy moose

when i first came off the streets, i had lots of fleas!  i had medicine to take care of that pretty quickly, but i still got itches on occasion.  look at this picture of me with my foster brother and sister - i had a vicious itch!

first my ear:

then my leg!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

old video of walking a moose

here's a cute video of me walking around my old neighborhood.  even back then i was good on a leash!

Friday, December 9, 2011

not so skinny now

here's an old picture of me, only a day or so after i was rescued off the street... 

and compare that to the picture of me at my forever home; i'm not skin and bones anymore:

and i'm very happy!

Monday, December 5, 2011

vintage moose: moose with a sheep

i was sorting through my old pictures and dug up some pictures that were pretty darn cute.  when i got "fixed" i had to wear a cone on my head!  i looked like a big flashlight bobbling around.  these are some pictures of me playing with a stuffed sheep:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

one year vet check up

as you know, i've been off the streets for over a year now.  and when i was first rescued off the street i went to the vet.  back then i had hook worms, a broken tooth, i was skinny, and i needed to be fixed!  well guess what?  one year later, i'm about ten pounds heavier and back to the same vet for my check up.  i did really well at the vet - not scared at all.  here are some pictures from my appointment.

Moose is welcomed at the vet!!

checking out the facilities: 

good little patient:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

trip to the park

it's kind of ironic, i spent the first part of my life out on the street, and now i'm such a spoiled dog, that i'm used to life in a warm comfy house.  Venturing out can be scary sometimes!  but i've made so much progress!  look at this picture of me at the dog park.  I even tried out the agility course a little bit!

Monday, November 21, 2011

moose vs. a whale part iii

the exciting conclusion to my battle with a whale - guess what??!!  i was able to get to the fluffy core of the whale!!!

keep checking in for more updates!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

moose vs. a whale part ii

the saga of moose vs. the whale continues.  you know, for a whale, he's not too big!

finding the right spot to extract the fluff:

stay tuned for the conclusion!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

moose vs. a whale

my latest opponent in the great war of stuffed toys vs. moose is a WHALE!!  rest assured that I am up for the challenge.  I was a little timid about taking the whale on camera, but I settled in eventually:

pardon me... can i just work on my toy without an audience!?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

a year off the street!

so it has now been over a year since i was rescued off the mean streets.  it's been quite an experience - i've gone from being a skinny dog filled with worms to a plump, healthy, spoiled dog living the good life.   i lived with a brother and sister in my foster home for a little while, then found the best forever home in the world!  look how refined i have become, i'm no longer looking for scraps on the street, i'm figuring out puzzles to get food:

I want to thank everybody that helped me find my forever home and supported me along the way!  you saved a cute little dog!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

spoiled moose

it's been just under a year that i was rescued from the streets... from the looks of things, i think i lucked out:

tempurpedic is much better than concrete

happy with my new life!

stay tuned for more updates!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Toughest Tuffie Toy part III

i was caught on camera with my ring!  i had to check out that thing filming me.  once i established that the camera wasn't going to take my toy, i resumed my surgery on the toy.  still can't get to the fluff!

stay tuned for updates from time to time!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Toughest Tuffie Toy part II

here i am on video getting the tuff ring!  sorry the video is a little dark and sorry i'm a little bit camera shy!

stay tuned for more videos!

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Toughest Tuffie Toy part I

guess what?  i got a new tuffie toy.  it's a ring with a tough rating of ten out of ten!  i love new toys.  i'm sure i'll be able to take the fluff out before long.  here i am with my new toy all excited.  my toy, stay away!


stay tuned to see if i can take it apart!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Delicious Rawhide

oh how i love a little raw hide.  here i am working on the last little nub:

trying to swallow it whole!

it's quite delicious!

stay tuned!  more updates to come!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

new collar!

i took a trip to petsmart and got a pretty new blue collar and a new toy!!  here i am in petsmart.  i was a little scared, but i let people come up and pet me and didn't bother with any of the other dogs that were there.  And on the way out i smelled a little bunny in its cage!

sitting like a good boy:

is that a new toy?

are we suppose to play with it before we pay!!?

back home with my new toy and my pretty new collar!  notice i still have an affinity for bonsai!

stay tuned - I'll update more from time to time!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

the alligator part vii

as promised, here are pictures of the final alligator carnage!!!  Moose 1, Alligator Voodoo Priestess 0.

may i help you?

nom nom nom!

frog dog attacks:

kill 'em with kindness... my new alligator friend

the carnage!!!!

action shot!

the final destruction:

phew, all these toys make my little pork sausage of a body tired!

stay tuned for more posts!

Monday, September 5, 2011

the alligator part vi

if there was an Olympic sport of de-fluffing i would be a gold medalist.  look at my expert skills on display:

stay tuned for photos of the final carnage!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

the alligator part v

ha ha!  i did it!  i've made it to the fluff!  nothing will stop mr.mooooooooseeee!

stay tuned to see my full abilities!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

the alligator part iv

success!  i've started a hole in the head of this little voodoo priestess!  how much longer will she last?

stay tuned and find out!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

the alligator part iii

i'm still working on my alligator - she's a formidable opponent.  i think her weakness is in her head though...

stay tuned to see if i can get the fluff out!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

the alligator part ii

oh boy oh boy!  what am i going to do with this toy?  where can i hide it?

stay tuned to see if i can get the fluff out....

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

the alligator part i

i got the best toy ever - a voodoo priestess reptile from the bayou!  here's when i got the new toy - it's rated 5 on the toughness scale.  we'll see about that!

what will i do with my toy?  where can i hide it?!  stay tuned and find out!

Friday, August 12, 2011

update part vi

i'm so happy in my new home!  i wish all dogs could be this lucky!

more updates coming!

Monday, August 8, 2011

update part v

did i mention how spoiled i am?  look at my happy little mug always hamming it up for attention:

stay tuned... there is still one more update to come in the next few days!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

update part iv

look at how well behaved i am.  the camera made me a little nervous, but i'm still very sharp on my obedience - especially when it involves food!

check back soon - I'm going to be updating my blog again shortly!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

update part iii

at my new home, i get great toys all the time!  i'm still an expert at being able to rip apart even the toughest toys!  oh... a new toy:

getting to work:

see my new toy?

success!  i've gotten to the fluff!

stay tuned for more updates to come!!