Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dr. Steve's latest

First I want to say that we are thinking about our friend, Jack, and his family as they mourn the loss of the lovely Star. Star's brother Sherman was the one of the first blogging dogs we knew who passed away and we remember Mom shedding tears over him and how his mom described the situtation. We feel so fortunate to be part of the Dogs with Blogs community and that you all share your stories with us and we can get to know you all, in happy and sad times. Good-bye Star, we hope you and Sherman are playing zoomies once again.
Stella wrote to me recently, on behalf of the Texas Happy Heelers. Here's what the Happy Heelers had told Stella's feline sis, Ali Z:
That Dr. Steve must really be good if he can fix the pest.. She is always biting at our heels and doing fly-byes.. She just doesn't listen to Mom, you think it might have something to do with her being deaf? She doesn't watch the signs.. We are hoping she will grow out of this pest-ism..

Big Sloppy KissesGus, Louie and Callie

Well, Gus, Louie, and Callie, I really am good. However, I don't think there is anything wrong with Callie. She sounds totally Siberian to me. Now, I understand that she's not actually a Siberian, but I have checked the Dogs Rule Book and I don't see anything in there about dogs not being able to act like other breeds. So I think Callie should continue her Siberian ways. In fact, she should be rewarded for them since she's having to try so hard to imitate a breed she is not. Way to go, Callie!
I must apologize for our lack of blogging lately. Mom and Dad are finally done with all of the work in the backyard, so I'm hoping that we can get back on track with our blogging. We will also have to catch up with reading all of your blogs too!
Dr. Steve

18 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo SOOOO nailed it!

Since Callie is deaf, she's furry much like we are when our people say our names!

Good job *SIGH* Dr. Steve!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: We are still thinking of Star and her furamily BUT I did what I khould to cheer up Jakhk and his mom!!!

Stella said...

Hey Dr. Steve: Excellent diagnosis! I wish it had occured to me, but I obviously don't have the credentials or abilities that you do to spot these kinds of things. That is why I refer!

I hope we can do this again in the future.

Best wishes,

Ali Zophia, CPC
Certified Pet Counselor

Ozzie the OZmonster & Zowie said...

Dr. Steve, you are the best. I am willing to consider this diagnosis for the little squirt as well. Also, well said regarding the bloggy world. Happy to have you two as well.

Ozzie

Tracey and Huffle said...

I remember when Sherman left us too. I hope he and Star are having fun together.

Good advice for Callie's people; it't not her fault they don't understand her.

Huffle Mawson

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Dr Steve! Great diagnosis as usual, a siberian... We never realized......
We have missed seeing you around, and hope to continue to more of all of woo!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Dr. Steve,
Again, you save another life. I love your skill of diagnoses so much that I want to be a doctor too.
Say hello to nurse Kat and Wilbur please.
Love y'all

3 dogs said...

Great diagnosis! Glad to have you back around!

The Thundering Herd said...

We are so glad there is no cure for Siberianess.

Amber and Nala said...

Sorry to hear about Star. :( She looked like a sweetie!

As for callie....what about teaching her some sign language?? ;)

Kisses,
Nala

Cyber-sibes said...

A-roos, Steve & Kat,
Thank woo for your kind post about Star. We miss her terribly, but we know she & Sherman are happy beyond words to be back together forever. I never got to meet Sherman either, but I grew up with his mom, dad, and sister at Destiny. If he was anything like them, he was a wonderful boy. I tried hard to be a good bro and make Star happy in his absence, and I think I succeeded.

Maybe Calli's bipeds need to use more smelly fish or meat to get her attention if she's deaf & won't watch their signals. Put that great sense of smell to work!

A-roos to yous,
Jack a-roo

ha-roo-roo, our word is "hotsi", that sounds like Calli!

The Army of Four said...

Excellent diagnosis, Dr. Steve!
Do you know Dr. Lou at ESPN?
Play bows,
Zim

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We love Jack's suggestion to use food to get Callie's attention. I know that it would work for us.

Princess Eva

The OP Pack said...

Great diagnosis, Dr. Steve. Selective hearing is one of our finer traits.

We were very sorry to hear about Star too.

woos, the OP Pack

Moco said...

That sounds like the correct diagnosis to us. No one can call Dr. Steve a quack.

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

We must be sibes too - we have selective hearing and we dont look at mommy for the signs like we are suppose -

dr steve that is a wonderful diagnosis

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Woos,
Judging by Dr. Steve's diagnosis, we all must have Sibe in us too. Will youse guys be featuring a Serene Sunday Scenery section now that the yard work is done, or will it be a Trashy Terrain tuesday feature?
- TBH&K

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We love it Dr. Steve. We had no idea she was Being Siberian! That also could explain the way she goes on walks, always pulling. She is practicing for sledding duty..
Thanks Dr. Steve. You are such an expert...


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Woos,
Once again Dr. Steve has the appropriate diagnosis and prescription.
It's always sad when we loose one of the pack. Thankfully Star had a GReat life and lots of love.
We're still in awe of your yard. Have you worn any trails in it yet?
- TBH&K