Here are some pictures from our Christmas. Somehow Mom managed not to get a good one of Steve, so I didn’t crop him out of the picture of Dad and me.
Here’s our Christmas “tree”. We don’t have room for a tree in our house, plus Mom is afraid we might break some ornaments because Wilbur broke some of the ones from when Mom was a baby back when Wilbur was an only cat and so Mom thinks with two dogs added, it would be disaster for the ornaments. So we just decorate the fireplace. It works out better because Santa doesn’t have to go as far when he comes down the chimney.
The computer is out because we Skyped with our Missouri grandparents and Aunt Kari and Uncle Joe for opening presents.
Mom thought this was a good picture of Dad and me when she looked at it in the camera, but upon closer inspection, I look mad and Dad looks out of it.
Mom put some jingle bells on Wilbur, which he didn’t appreciate. I think she would have left them on longer except that Steve and I got really interested in him with his bells, so in the interest of safety, Mom took them off.
And that’s all the pictures that we have. Mom was a real slacker this year in the picture department. Steve and I got new collars from Santa and also a Wholesome Hide in our stockings. Wilbur got some salmon snacks and greenies from Santa. We also got some treats from our Texas grandparents, some toys from our Missouri grandparents and a picture frame from Aunt Kari and Uncle Joe that has our names carved in it (Wilbur’s name too). Mom and Dad got stuff but it’s not important.
We hope Santa made all your dreams come true!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Here are some pictures from our Christmas. Somehow Mom managed not to get a good one of Steve, so I didn’t crop him out of the picture of Dad and me.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Since it’s just a couple days until Christmas, I thought I’d share the video of when we went to the Santa parade a couple weeks ago. It was very interesting as you can see in the video.
After the Santa Parade, we walked around to see the carolers and be admired. Santa specifically waved at me, so I’m pretty sure that means I’m going to get something good for Christmas. Wilbur didn’t even go to the Santa Parade, so he probably will get a lump of coal.
PS. Happy Anniversary to our Missouri grandparents! They have been married for 36 years! I don’t even want to know how many dog years that is.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I’ve been taking Mom to school the past month or so. I’m learning how to train her and when I’m done, I will get my Canine Good Citizen certificate. That’s the certificate that the AKC gives out to dogs who learn how to train their humans to behave properly when they are on leash and out in public with their dogs. Mom has to learn to politely greet strangers while I sit and look handsome and how to stand still while I get brushed and stuff like that. It’s really challenging for her, so to keep her mind engaged during class, I let her give me lots of treats. Our teacher gives the humans two recess breaks during class so the humans can talk to each other and rest their brains. During recess, I play with the other dogs. Even I need a break!
One dog in the class brings her whole family to class, her mom, dad, and her two human siblings. I really admire that pup for being able to train four humans at once! I have my hands full with just Mom!
We just wrapped up Part 1 of our training and we’ll get back to school after the Christmas break. Apparently I’m doing really great at training my human because I got a diploma!
I’ll keep you posted on school and let you know when I finally have Mom completely trained and get my CGC certificate!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
We are really far behind with blogging. Steve hasn’t been feeling very well. We don’t know what is wrong with him, but he’s just not himself. He doesn’t like to be touched and has started refusing to jump off the bed. Mom is taking him to the vet again tomorrow to see about getting x-rays of his hips and back. So instead of blogging, Mom sits around and loves on Steve and then reads her vet book to try to diagnose Steve. She thinks he has every ailment in the entire book at this point.
Anyway, last time we blogged, we said we would tell you about Dad’s birthday. We gave him a card and some Kit Kats. Earlier in the month he got a new Xbox 360 because his old one broke, so he got his present early. Dad also got this yummy looking cake from Cold Stone Creamery.
A few days before Dad’s birthday, our Texas grandma sent us some special cookies and we saved them to eat on the big day. The cookies were in this tin.
The cookies looked like this. The Texas A&M football helmet is for Steve and the orange leaf is for me. The store didn’t have any OSU helmets, but I liked the orange leaves with sparklies.
Since it was Dad’s birthday, he got to pass out the cookies.
We got nose-to-cookie and boy, they smelled yummy.
Right after that picture was taken, we got to eat the cookies and I can tell you, they tasted as good as they smelled and looked!
Dad got a new game for his Xbox 360 from our Missouri grandparents and Wilbur helped him try it out.
Note: Mom says not to look too closely at that room because it’s Dad’s man room, which he shares with Wilbur, so she lets Dad be messy up there.
So as you can see, we all helped Dad celebrate his birthday!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Did any of you pups brave the crowds for some Black Friday shopping? We did! It was really fun. Mom forgot her camera, but Dad took this picture of us at the self checkout at Lowe’s. It’s not very good because he took it with his phone.
I can’t tell you everything we got at Lowe’s because some of it is Christmas presents, but we did get Mom a little Maglite. It was over 50% off and she’s going to carry it in her pocket when we go on walks in the dark so it’s easier to find anything we might leave behind, if you know what I mean. Anyway, Mom and Dad were so proud of how well behaved we were at Lowe’s and lots of people commented on our beauty and behavior, so I guess we were good Siberian Ambassadors.
After Lowe’s, we went to Petco. I can’t tell you what we got there either because I don’t want Wilbur to find out, but we picked out something really great for his Christmas present. We were a little crazier at Petco because it smelled so good. Dad tried to get Steve to look at the hamsters, but Mom told Dad “no!” and so he stopped. He’s pretty well trained. Dad wants to get me a hamster in a ball for Christmas, like on that movie Bolt, but Mom said no way.
Last we went to the craft store, but Steve and I had to stay in the car there. Mom didn’t end up buying anything while she was there because she couldn’t make up her mind. I’m sure I could have helped if I had been allowed inside!
I can’t wait to hear how all of you spent your black friday. What about today? Did you do any Cyber Monday shopping?
PS. We probably won’t post for a bit because Mom’s iMac is back in the shop and it’s got all the pictures that she took for Dad’s birthday on it.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
We’re a little late in the day with these wishes, but we mean them none-the-less. Happy Thanksgiving!! We’re having a great day and we hope you all are too.
We have a lot of things to be thankful for. First, we’re thankful for Dad. It’s his birthday. He’s 203 in dog years. We’ll tell more about celebrating his birthday on another day, but we are very thankful for him and how he cuts the turkey and sometimes drops pieces of it.
We are also thankful for Mom. She loves us a lot and buys us special things like our own individual cans of Thanksgiving Day Dinner.
We are thankful we have yummy food, like previously mentioned Thanksgiving Day Dinner, with pieces of turkey sprinkled in.
Finally, we are thankful for our home, where we can spend holiday afternoons just relaxing with our family.
We hope you have lots of things to be thankful for too.
Steve, Kat, and Wilbur
Monday, November 9, 2009
On Halloween, Dad took some pictures of us with all of the treats we collected while trick or treating. We got some really good stuff.
Check out these really pretty donut treats that we got to chow down on.
The problem is, we haven't gotten to eat any of the treats other than the donuts. I've looked everywhere for the treats and I can't find them. I also can't find Peter, my stuffed frog. Wilbur is acting weird. I wonder if something is up.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
A few days ago, Stormy of the Army of Four posted about how she supported Martha and Bailey in their protest of pictures. I think this is a very worthy cause and I support them too! Just to show my support, I am going to share some pictures that Mom tried to take of the two of us in our OSU football jerseys.
I think those make the point quite nicely.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
A while back, I joined Maverick the Pirate's Sneaky Kitty Squadron, SKS for short. I'm Boatswain Wilbur of the Good Ship Seattle. For Halloween, Cap'n Maverick asked all SKS members to collect some pirate booty and post about it. My humans didn't take me trick or treating like the did with the furry beasts, so I just decided I would steal all the treats that the furry beasts collected.
While the humans and furry beasts were out on a walk, I went down to the living room to drag the furry beasts' treat bags upstairs. That's when I hit a snag. The boy furry beast's toy frog, Peter, jumped out of the toy box and threatened to stop me from taking the treats. I had to think fast, so I took some shoestrings and tied Peter up. That wasn't good enough though because he started ribbiting at the top of his lungs and I thought some one might hear, so I took a paper towel and gagged him. Then I picked him up and took him upstairs to my lair.
Then I went back downstairs and gathered up the treat bags. I made Peter watch while I sat in my tent, surrounded by my booty.
I haven't released Peter yet. He's sort of fun to pounce on. Also you never know when a hostage might come in handy.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
On Sunday, Mom decided we needed to take a bath. Usually when we have to take baths, Mom does all the torturing, but this time, she enlisted Dad's help, which allowed her to capture the torture on video.
Our Missouri grandparents sent Mom some money for her birthday back in August and she used it to buy a blower to torture us! Can you believe it? She would rather buy a torture device than new clothes or shoes. Something is wrong with her. She used the excuse about how the blower gets my fur out better than a brush. Whatever.
Monday, November 2, 2009
How many times have you thought, "I love Steve and I wish I could own something he has worn"? If you answered "every day", and I'm sure you did, then I have a great deal for you! One of our favorite charities, Save Our Siberians, is having an online auction right now and we donated an item that I have worn! That's right, an Easy Walk Harness. I wore it one time and it was terrible. Despite how bad it was, I still recommend that you all rush out and bid on the harness. You shouldn't wear it though because you don't want to ruin it, as it's a historical artifact . Just put it on your shelf, where every one can admire it. If one of our blog friends wins the harness, I'll even include a personalized, pawtographed picture of me, suitable for framing and hanging in your crate.
The auction runs from now until November 8th. There are all sorts of great things, so head on over and do a little Christmas shopping!
PS. If you do bid on and win the harness, please let me know so I can include the picture.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
We walked all over the Town Center, collecting treats. Luckily we let Mom and Dad carry our treat bags so we could keep an eye on all the other dogs to see if anypup had the same costume (they didn't).
We even got to go into some stores we've never been in before, like a real estate business and a children's clothing store. For some reason, Mom made us stay outside with Dad at the pottery place and at the place with all the glass shelves.
The very last clue led us to a stop where there was coffee, cider, and donuts for the humans and a lady with a silver tray full of treats for Steve and me. Steve got so excited every time the lady with the silver tray came near him. She had hot dogs with cheese!
We were pretty tired.
Right before we left, I cuddled up to Mom.
And Steve gave Dad a happy smile.
Then we ran all the way back to the car because it started raining. We got done trick or treating just in time!
I hope you all have as good of a Halloween as we have!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Huffle has a new deck and a new bench to lay on, so I commanded my humans to get me one too. I didn't get a new deck, but I did get a bench. Here's the best picture of me on it that my mom could get. She kept sitting me on top of the bench and I kept jumping off, so we compromised on this picture.
Then I let her take this picture of me on the rocks.
I was searching for any bugs that needed to be chased. After that, I was sleepy, so I decided to take a nap.
Ps. Here's a better picture of my bench.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This video was taken on our birthday. Dad bought us ice cream cones from McDonalds and the cones were in the freezer. I knew they were there and then Dad started torturing me! It was so terrible.
Luckily, after all the torture, I did get my ice cream.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Did all of you see Phantom and Thunder's post last week about the treats their mom brought them from California? I couldn't believe that their mom was so nice to go all the way to California to get them some Trader Joe's treats. We have several Trader Joe's within a few miles of our house, yet our mom has never gotten anything for us from there. I decided to have a talk with Mom on Saturday about it. The talk went something like this:
Me: Mom, how come you never buy me any treats from Trader Joe's? Do you not love me as much as Phantom and Thunder's mom loves them?
Mom: I'm sure I love you just as much as their mom loves them, but don't you think you have enough treats?
Me: No. Asking me if I have enough treats is like me asking you if you have enough shoes.
Mom: Very clever argument, Steve.
So that night, we all went to Trader Joe's. Kat and I stayed in the car, but when Mom and Dad got back in the car, I made sure there were some treats in the bag. Here they are!
We got the same kind that Phantom and Thunder had since they said the treats were tasty. Kat and I could barely sit still while we were waiting to try them.
Here we are eating the treats. Each stick is scored so they break easily and for some reason, Mom thinks that means that we should each only get half a stick instead of a stick each. I don't know where she comes up with these silly ideas.
After the taste testing, we have to agree with Phantom and Thunder. Those were some tasty treats! Kat and I each gave them a high five.
If you have a Trader Joe's near you, send your mom out to get you some treats!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
We got a big box yesterday from our Texas grandma. It contained the good, the bad, and the ugly.
She sent us a huge bag of Bacon and Cheese treats. Delicious! As Dad always says, everything is better with bacon and cheese. I'm keeping a close eye on Dad though because look how excited he was about the treats. I think he might try to eat one.
I was pretty excited too.
Wilbur got something too. He really likes these Feline Greenies. Normally he doesn't like crunchy treats, but he goes crazy for these. As you can tell by Dad's face, Dad is just faking excitement for Wilbur's stuff, unlike the real excitement he had for the bacon and cheese treats.
Texas Grandma sent these headbands for us. I don't know why Dad looks happy in this picture.
Mom bribed us with treats to sit still for a picture. I sat still, but I would not look happy.
The really ugly comes from Kat. As soon as she put on the devil horn headband, the camera went crazy and made her eyes look evil. Mom couldn't even fix them with iPhoto. Apparently the devil horn headband turns you into a little devil while you wear it.
We give a big "Thanks Y'all" to our Texas grandparents for all of our presents, except the headbands. Mom and Dad think they are hilarious, but Kat and I don't find them funny at all.