Thursday, July 31, 2008

Goodbye Kelsey Ann

Please stop by The Kapp Pack's blog. Queen Kelsey Ann has passed away and is now running free in doggie heaven with no health issues. Kelsey, we are happy to have known you and will miss you.

Steve and Kat

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Prize Summary

Here is a summary of the prizes won during our drawings last night.  If you're a winner, please send in your donation (if you haven't already done so).  You can donate by one of two ways:

1. Paypal - Click the button on the left side of the SOS-SRF homepage.
2. Send a check - Mail your check to this address. Please include a note that the donation is for Blogathon.
SOS-Siberspace Rescue Fund
PO Box 25773
Portland, OR 97225

Thanks for your donations, now on to the prizes.  (We're not listing anypup or kitty who won a prize during our trivia games because they already know they won.)  We're including links to prize descriptions, where available, so you can see what you've won.

Eva and Brice - Wolf Fabric Totebag
Opy and Charlie - Sampler Pack from Happy Hearts Dog Cookies
Elaine - Sampler Pack from Happy Hearts Dog Cookies
Khyra - Sampler Pack from Happy Hearts Dog Cookies
Army of Four - Husky fluff scarf
Turbo - Apron
Axle and Lai La - Duck stuffie
The Brat Pack - Collar tag
Dakota, Phantom, and Thunder - Musical Dog stuffie
Frankie, Maddie, and Domino - Bunny stuffie
D'Azul Siberians - Leash

Congrats to our prize winners!  If you have won a prize, please send us an email with your address so we can ship it out to you.  Our email again is: stevekatwilbur AT gmail DOT com.

The end has come

This is it! The last post of Blogathon. We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who pledged. We finished the night with $1305 in donations. That is awesome and better than we ever imagined. It's great to have such wonderful friends who steal their humans' plastic cards for a good cause. Thanks to the pups and kitties who stayed up with us!  Finally, thanks to Fur the Animals for donating great prizes, as well as Khyra, the Army of Four's mom, Sophie's mom, and Cheryl from SOS-SRF for their prize donations.

We want to leave you with an official Thank You from Save Our Siberians - Siberspace Rescue Fund.

On behalf of the SOS-SRF board, I would like to say how honored we are to be chosen as the recipient of this year`s Blogathon. Thank you to everyone who has made a donation to help the SOS-SRF provide funding to rescue organizations with extraordinary medical expenses. And a big thank you to Steve, Kat (and Wilbur, wherever he is) and their people for doing this. I have been following all your blogs since the start and it has been very entertaining. Siberian Huskies and the people who love them are the best!

Maureen Lamb (the SOS-SRF webmaster and person who looks after your PayPal donations)

Final Prize Drawing

The following three videos are of our final prize drawings. Congratulations to all the winners! (Ignore our mom. She's being retarded and she didn't fix her hair today.)

Here's the drawing for the remaining dog toys.

Next the drawing for some human stuff and cookies.

Finally, the drawing for our high value prizes!

Winners, we will be contacting you to get your mailing addresses so we can send you your winnings.

I've caved

Fine. I'm going to admit this. While I am having a great time with Huffle, I really miss my mom. So I'm going to fly back to Washington tomorrow. Under no circumstances is anyone to assume that I miss the furry beasts. I do not. And I only miss Mom because she gives me treats. That's the only reason. I'm still going to attack her every chance I get and fart in her face. (Tia, don't read that last part.)

So Huffle, thanks so much for letting me hang out with you. I really had a great time. I'm glad we worked out a way for you to keep Salvador busy while getting some privacy from the puparazzi. (For you readers, Huffle and I ambushed Salvador during one of his cat naps and spray painted him completely black. Now Salvador will be mistaken for Huffle, so he'll be busy with the cameras and Huffle can live in peace.)

Now I'm going to go get some sleep before my flight.


Comment comments

Hi pups.  Steve's still sleeping.  I'm resting under the desk chair and wooing to Mom so she can type for me.

I'm going to respond to some comments we've received tonight.

Eva wrote that her momma got misty eyed watching Steve chew his nails.  At first I thought that Eva's momma must really need to go to bed.  Then I read that Tasha used to chew her nails and I understood.  Tasha was a great friend and while we miss her, we've enjoyed hearing about Brice's antics too.

Holly mentioned the weather.  We've heard lots of our friends complaining about the weather recently and we're not sure why.  Here's our forecast:
Today (Sunday): High 67, Low 51.
Monday: High 71, Low 54.
Tuesday: High low 60s, Low low 50s
What's there to complain about?

We'll that's about all I have to say on the comments.  Since it's night time, we're not getting as many comments but right now we have the following readers: Huffle, Holly, Domino, Eva, Summi, Sitka, Rocky, Dakota, and the Kapp Pack.  You are great pups!

Game #8 Results

The winner of our last game and the new owner of some cat magnets is Huffle! Congratulations! We can't think of a better reader to win the prize.

If you haven't won a prize yet, never fear. We are getting ready for a big drawing where we will draw for all of the remaining prizes. Keep those paws crossed!


What is the name of the 300th dog helped by SOS-SRF?



How to not cooperate

I was barking at Mom. She decided to video me. I responded in classic Sibe fashion. Enjoy!

Game #8

Here's our final game. All of our other prizes will be awarded through a drawing before the end of Blogathon. So get ready because here we go!

The prize is this set of cat magnets. They are pretty cool, but this picture is terrible, so check the website to see what they really look like. (Our photographer is in need of some skills.)
The question...

What is the name of the 300th dog helped by SOS-SRF?

Once last reminder of the rules:

Here’s how the game works. We’ll ask a question and the first pup or kitty to leave the correct answer in our comments will win the prize. All answers are available online and most (but not all) are on the SOS-SRF website. One final note is that you must have pledged to win a prize. If you still want to pledge a donation, just send us an email at stevekatwilbur AT gmail DOT com. You can still play along even if you do not wish to make a donation.

Steve's - A - Nappin'

Now Steve's sleeping.  This is his new favorite spot to sleep, right in the middle of the hallway.  I guess it's a good spot considering it's halfway between the office where Mom is on the computer and the living room where Dad is watching TV.  Steve and I decided to sleep in shifts during Blogathon.

Mom's getting pretty tired and I have no conclusive evidence that Dad is actually awake in the living room.  Mom says she shouldn't have purchased caffeine free Diet Pepsi.  I think I need to go shop at MEESHco and get one of those human zappers!


My bad habit

Mom did manage to catch me chewing my nails.  Hey, I gotta do what I gotta do, right?  I was trying to hide behind the ottoman, but Mom is really sneaky with that camera.


Wilbur and Huffle

I managed to find Huffle's house.  When I got there, I decided to sneak in and surprise her.   I hid in her purple bed.  This picture shows her discovering me.

Huffle was so happy to see me.  She didn't believe any of the evil things that Khyra told her about me.  We decided to go out back and plot how she can keep Salvador at bay.
Well, I've got to get back to playing with Huffle.  I'm starving, so I hope her mom can feed me since I can't feed myself.


Game #7 Results

Congrats to our winner, Peanut, for correctly naming a university with a husky as their mascot. There are several correct answers to this question, including the University of Washington. If you're a regular reader of Turbo's blog, you've been educated on several husky mascots. (Bonus points to Eva and Brice because they remembered that the University of Washington uses a malamute for their actual mascot even though they call themselves the Huskies.)

Now we'll feature an award that we received ourselves from the Army of Four. They gave us the Brillante Weblog award and Arte-y-pico Award.Star and Jack also gave us the Brillante Weblog award. Thanks to everypup for our awards!

Blog Updates

So, how do you like our new blog?  We didn't change anything drastically, we just changed the template, updated the header, added some new items to our sidebar, and changed our name!  What do you think of the new name, "Washington Woos"?  It's all about our wooing out to you from Washington!

PS. We're still adjusting the picture at the top so you can actually read the words.  (Does anypup know how to scoot the picture down so the words will be above the picture?)

Game #7

6 more hours of Blogathon!  Here's our latest game. The prize this time is a musical rose.  Steve posted some interesting ideas on what to do with the rose earlier this month.
To keep things interesting, we're going to post this like a statement in Jeopardy and then you answer in the form of a question, just like the TV show. Because it's late and probably unfair to throw a new spin on the game at this hour, this question has several right answers.

Woo, this university's mascot is a husky!

Remember the rules:

Here’s how the game works. We’ll ask a question and the first pup or kitty to leave the correct answer in our comments will win the prize. All answers are available online and most (but not all) are on the SOS-SRF website. One final note is that you must have pledged to win a prize. If you still want to pledge a donation, just send us an email at stevekatwilbur AT gmail DOT com. You can still play along even if you do not wish to make a donation.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Kat's napping. She curled up with Mom on the couch. I mean, she's really out of it, spooning Mom's legs and all. So that leave me to continue the blogging. I'm going to respond to some of our readers. 

First, Huffle has some concerns that Husky Java is made out of huskies. I have it on good authority that it is most certainly NOT made out of huskies. It's called Husky Java because it is specially formulated so that humans feel compelled to let pups lick the last drops out of the coffee cup. Right, Zimmie? 

Meeshka observed that Dad was having fun throwing the fire hydrant and Mom was having fun telling Dad to throw it again and again. It's true. I try to keep them entertained. A tired human is a good human! 

Star and Jack suggested that a good name for our blog would be "The Adventures of two c/kats and their Dog". I think that's a pretty clever title since we do have two cats/Kats in our house, but I'm not a dog, I'm a Sibe. 

Peanut said that pizza crusts are not actually crust and are really pizza bones, a requirement in everypup's diet. I like the way you think, Peanut! 

That's it for now! Keep those comments coming, even though it's getting pretty late. 

I'm here!

Meow, Wilbur again. I've finally arrived at my destination... Australia! That's right, I'm in the land down under. I'm going to go visit a friend and help her with some bodyguarding issues against the puparazzi who follow her all around her house.

Before I head on over to my friend's house, I decided to check out the kangaroos since I hadn't ever seen one. Here's me trying to imitate the kangaroo. I think I did a pretty good job, even if I do say so myself. 
Well, I don't want to dilly-dally any longer, so I'm going to set off to figure out where my friend lives. I don't know her address, but I'm going to use the Cat Pack signal to find her. 


Game #6 Results

The laser beam mouse now has a new owner, Holly! Great job!

If you were playing along, here's the answer.


In 2008, what did SOS-SRF help cure Faith of?



Of course, SOS-SRF didn't actually cure Faith, but the organization gave money to Huskies 'R Us to pay for her treatment and now, thanks to our sponsors, SOS-SRF has even more money to pay for treatment for other dogs.

Doggie Sunscreen

Mom bought us some doggie sunscreen from Maverick's Lisa the Mean. We get sprayed with it every day before we go outside. Maverick's mom said it would keep us from getting reddish fur, which we learned is the doggie equivalent of sunburn. Don't get me wrong, we love red Sibes, but we're not supposed to be red Sibes. 

This morning, we took a quick walk inbetween blog posts, so Mom sprayed us before we stepped outside. 

If you need some doggie sunscreen too, just ask Lisa the Mean! 

Game #6

Next trivia question.  The prize for this game is this laser beam mouse.  Back when Wilbur lived with us, he loved his laser.

In 2008, what did SOS-SRF help cure Faith of?

Rules refresher:

Here’s how the game works. We’ll ask a question and the first pup or kitty to leave the correct answer in our comments will win the prize. All answers are available online and most (but not all) are on the SOS-SRF website. One final note is that you must have pledged to win a prize. If you still want to pledge a donation, just send us an email at stevekatwilbur AT gmail DOT com. You can still play along even if you do not wish to make a donation.

What prey drive?

Mom caught me chewing on my nails on the couch.  So she decided to embarrass me and video it.  I showed her!


Wilbur’s in the Siberian Clubhouse!

Congrats to Sitka for answering the question “What’s wrong with this picture?” The answer was Wilbur’s in the clubhouse! Well, he’s not completely in the clubhouse in the picture, but trust me, he was before and after this picture. I don’t get it. When we moved into this house, we specifically said “No Cats Allowed”. Apparently Wilbur doesn’t follow directions at all. No wonder I try to chase him so much. He’s completely stupid. I think I’m happy he moved out. It’s about time. I mean, he has to be an adult in cat years.

Kat (the good one, not the bad one, you can tell by the "K")

PS. Lots of you answered correctly, so great job.  I'm glad you all know the rules of the clubhouse.

Look closely...

Here’s a bonus contest. This picture was taken earlier this week. We’ll give this deck of playing cards to the first comment to answer this question:

What’s wrong with this picture?

More info on the prize: our picture (below) of the cards is horrible, but they are playing cards and each card has a cocktail recipe on it.

Pizza Crust is good

This morning, because we are busy blogging, Mom stayed home with us and sent Dad to the store for the weekly grocery stock-up.  Dad brought home some pizzas and Mom baked them for lunch.  Sometimes Mom and Dad don't like to eat their pizza crusts, so you can guess who is ready to help out with that, right?  That's right.  Me (and Kat)!  We're always ready to lend a paw (or mouth).

Mom broke her pizza crust in half to give me some and Kat some.  But then she dropped the piece for me and Kat ate both pieces.  I was very sad and dejected, so Dad offered me some of his crust.  He doesn't usually share, so my sad face must have been very effective.  After I ate the piece he offered me, I decided to stick around in case he decided to share any more.

Lucky for me, he decided to let us have the crust off his other piece, but this time Kat got some too.

Pizza crust is really very delicious.

E! Woo Hollywood Story: Steve

Kat here, I am pleased to feature in-depth coverage of a breaking news story. Now lets go to our reporter in the field - Meeshka.

Pupstanding citizen and crusader for those that have been unjustly
leashed, Steve Biggs wasn't always the clean cut pup you see posing
for covers of Fancy Pet magazine. Steve's past is one that he's
trying to run away from, but it is leashed to him forever.
As a small pup, Steve always knew he was model material. Posing for
cameras and even gazing at himself in mirrors, he was a stunning
vision of Siberian beefcake. His biggest mistake was answering an ad
in one of the local Craigslist posts for a handsome pup to pose for
some flea medication. It was all a lie that would send his budding
career spiraling.

- Steve: "I thought it was on the up and up, but they lied to me, had
me sign some papers that gave them full rights to the pictures that
they took. Sure I thought it was strange that they wanted me to lay
in such suggestive poses, but I figured they wanted to show that my
belly had no fleas."

Steve's photos were plastered on the sordid and lurid magazines of the
puppy underground. Soon, rumors of Steve's use of cat nip and other
illegal substances surfaced in the high fashion modeling circles and
Steve's contract with Wooman's Day as the "fresh face of today's hip
pup" was cancelled.

Today, Steve is trying to make a come back on the circuit, hoping that
time, and his good deeds with the underprivileged will give him a
second chance at stardom.

Thank you for this revealing news story, Meeshka. This definitely explains why Steve is trying so hard to win the cover dog contests now.

Game #5 Results

Congratulations to our winners, The Brat Pack - Sam, Dot, Tucker, Bear, and Milly!


How much does one pound of Husky Java cost?



Now, since the Brat Pack just won the giggly fire hydrant, Steve would like to share an instructional video on how to play with it.

Vote Turbo!

We're pretty sure that most of our readers are aware that Turbo is running for president. He has a lot of good ideas and we fully endorse him. In his honor, we have made our second commercial. Watch for it to air on your favorite TV channel soon as I'm sure all the networks will start airing it.

Game #5

For this game, we're giving away a blue giggly fire hydrant

I have one of these that I like to play with. When you shake it, it makes a cute giggly noise. It took me a while to figure it out since I'm used to biting things to make them squeak, but I know our readers are smart and the winner will figure it out in no time!

So the question is:

How much does one pound of Husky Java cost?

When we announce the winner, Steve will also share a video we just filmed where he demonstrates ways you can play with your fire hydrant.

Rules reminder:

Here’s how the game works. We’ll ask a question and the first pup or kitty to leave the correct answer in our comments will win the prize. All answers are available online and most (but not all) are on the SOS-SRF website. One final note is that you must have pledged to win a prize. If you still want to pledge a donation, just send us an email at stevekatwilbur AT gmail DOT com. You can still play along even if you do not wish to make a donation.

Wilbur in Bora Bora

Meow. I'm stopped again, this time in the Tahitian isle of Bora Bora. It's really beautiful here, if you like things like water and beaches. Generally I do not like to get wet, but since I was in a special tropical location, I decided to make an exception and I donned my goggles and went on a shark feeding expedition.Now before anypup gets any ideas, I was not the shark food. I just fed the shark some other food and watched the other humans on the tour do the same. I took a lot of of notes just in case I ever needed to actually do some mouse hunting. Sharks have very sharp teeth, but they don't have anything on me.

I'm really getting pretty hungry. Without Mom around, I don't have anyone to open my cans of food. I'm sure I'll survive though.


Game #4 Results

Congratulations to our next winner, Holly! Way to go and quick paws at answering the trivia question.

Here's the answer.


Name a lead dog in the first Iditarod.


Togo, Balto, and others. Togo and Balto were the most famous lead dogs in the Serum Run.

Here's the thing.  We meant the Serum Run, not the first Iditarod.  The Sibes at D'Azul answered the question for the first Iditarod, so we will award them a prize too!

Cover Dog Contest

On Sunday, Mom took me to compete in a cover dog contest. There will be four contests around the Seattle area from now through October. One winner will be chosen from each contest then the big winner will be selected from the four finalists. The big winner gets to be the cover dog for the winter issue of City Dog Magazine.

I was looking pretty handsome. Mom pressed and starched my bandanna so it would be very crisp. I had just been to the groomer on Friday, so I was clean and very soft and fluffy. Since Dad wasn’t home yet, Kat had to stay home.

When we got to the contest, we checked in and got a number. We were #48. Once I heard that, I thought “Wow, there are a lot of dogs here.” We had about 30 minutes to wait until we were supposed to line up for the contest, so Mom and I walked around the festival for a bit. Everyone who saw me told me that I was so handsome.

Finally it was time to line up. You should have seen how many dogs were there! It was insane. There were almost 150 dogs entered into the contest.

The contest organizers made all of us dogs and parents line up right against the lake. Mom said that wasn’t very smart to have a beauty pageant for dogs and expect them to stay clean when they hand to stand a couple feet away from the lake and watch the ducks swimming. I was good though and with Mom’s guidance (and some treats), I didn’t get in the water.

Here's a video of the ducks.

When it was my turn, I got my picture taken. I think it was a good picture because I tilted my head, looked right at the camera and smiled. Then I had to walk across the stage. I sat and looked at the judges, but I wouldn’t shake like Mom wanted.

After my turn, we still had a while to wait for all of the other dogs to go, so Mom and I went and got some ice cream. The only ice cream she could find had chocolate on it, but she bought an ice cream bar and we shared it. Mom ate the chocolate shell and I ate the vanilla ice cream inside. It was really tasty and cooled me off since it was pretty hot outside.

By the time we were done with our ice cream bar, it was about time for the winners to be announced. I had a pretty good feeling about my chances. Mom and I headed back over to the contest area and the judges announced the top three dogs.

Unfortunately I was not in the top three. (The little dog won.)  Can you believe it? I was really disappointed. Mom and I had a long, depressing walk back to the car.

The good news is that I get my picture in the magazine because every dog who entered will be included. Mom says we’ll try again at another contest and take Kat along so she can get her picture in the magazine too. I’m working on an impressive trick for the next contest.


Game #4

It’s time for another game. This time the prize is a bag of Wholesome Hides. 

They look really tasty, but we haven’t gotten to try this bag out since Mom says it would be rude to give out a partially eaten bag of chewies. We disagree, but we obeyed her anyway.

Here’s the question:

Name a lead dog in the first Iditarod.

Rules review:

Here’s how the game works. We’ll ask a question and the first pup or kitty to leave the correct answer in our comments will win the prize. All answers are available online and most (but not all) are on the SOS-SRF website. One final note is that you must have pledged to win a prize. If you still want to pledge a donation, just send us an email at stevekatwilbur AT gmail DOT com. You can still play along even if you do not wish to make a donation.

Laundry and some comments

Since Mom has nothing to do today while we are blogging, she's doing laundry. I decided to take a break from blogging to help her out.

Looks good Mom! No whites in with the colors.

Now that laundry is taken care of, I decided to respond to a couple comments we've received. First, Peanut said that his mom doesn't drink coffee, but maybe his dad would like some Husky Java once he returns from Iraq. Well, Peanut, our parents don't drink coffee either, but we've heard from the Army of Four that their parents have enjoyed it. Their dad was in the Army too, so perhaps all Army people love Husky Java. That is my conclusion anyway. I also want to say thanks to Peanut's dad for being so brave and defending my American way of life.

Our second comment comes from Simcha. He said "I miss Wilbur!" You know, Simcha, you haven't been feeling all that great lately, so you must have a fever to say something like that. Wilbur is a crazy lunatic cat. I haven't started missing him!

That's all for now. Keep those comments coming.

Wilbur in Hawaii

Meow. I’m at my second fuel stop. This time I stopped in Honolulu. Now are there any guesses to where I’m going?

While I was in Hawaii, I took some time to visit the ocean. I didn’t want to get wet, of course, but I did roll around on some rocks while listening to the ocean waves crashing. 

It was very relaxing. Much more relaxing than a house with two furry beasts running from room to room and wrestling.

I’ve got to dig out some of my food for a snack. Since I’m away from home, I can’t just demand that Mom feeds me, so I’ll have to do it myself. It’s fine though because I’ve got my freedom from furry beasts instead.



Wooscotti continued

So, by this point, your Wooscotti should be done baking.  (Hey, Peanut, it's really easy, so hopefully your mom will make you some!)

Sort of. It’s not really done, but you’re waiting for me to tell you what to do next. First you need to slice the Wooscotti into 1-inch thick slices. 

Lay it flat on the cookie sheet like I did.  (We always have some crumbles, but we bake those anyway because they still taste good.

Now that it’s sliced, the Wooscotti goes back into the oven for another 10-12 minutes until the Wooscotti is crisp. 

Take it out of the oven and put it on a wire rack to cool off.

While the Wooscotti is cooling, take some carob chips, we use about ½ cup, and melt them in the microwave. If you need to thin the melted carob, just add a bit of water. (NOTE: Mom had a hard time finding carob chips, but finally found them at a specialty grocery store in the bulk food section.)  Carob looks like chocolate but is safe for canines.

Once your carob is melted, drizzle it all over your sliced Wooscotti. It should look like mine.  (I put the cookie sheet under the wire rack so that any carob can just drizzle down on the cookie sheet and the dishwasher can take care of it.)

Make sure you let the Wooscotti cool completely so you don’t burn your tongue.  Steve and I really want to eat some, but we can't yet.  

After it’s cooled, store it in an airtight container. We keep ours in the refrigerator. Steve and I love Wooscotti and I have a hunch you will too!


Game #3 Results

We have a winner! Peanut has won the silver tray. Congrats! Peanut is very quick at these games, so everypup else is going to have to hope he goes and takes a nap or you'll have to get faster!  Now for all of you who were playing along, here’s the answer.


How many dogs has SOS-SRF helped to date?



Now we have to go finish making our Wooscotti!

How to make Wooscotti

We’ve told you about Wooscotti before. It’s a great treat that our mom makes for us sometimes. I had a talk with Mom about making some Wooscotti today and then I could share the instructions with you so your mom can make it. Luckily Mom said that we had earned some Wooscotti since we are working so hard on Blogathon.

So here’s what you have to do. I feel like Zim! He’s so good at giving cooking instructions.

First get your mixer out. Mom likes her KitchenAid mixer a lot, but if you don’t have one, you’ll just have to stir it by paw.

Once you have your mixer out, dump all of the following ingredients into the bowl.

2 cups whole-wheat flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

2 pinches ground cinnamon

1 cup peanut butter (we use creamy, but you can use your favorite)

1 cup milk

Next, turn on your mixer (or if you don’t have a mixer, get ready to get your paws dirty). Just mix until the dough is all mixed up.

At this point, you should turn on your oven and set it to 400 degrees. While your oven is heating up, get a cookie sheet out and grease it. After it’s all ready to go, dump your dough out and shape it into a long, flat log (about 1-inch thick).

Put it into the over and bake it for 20 minutes. While your Wooscotti is baking, go outside and run around. You’ll want to work up an appetite so you can eat lots of Wooscotti.

We’ll finish up this recipe after the baking is done.


Game #3

Can you believe it’s already time for another game? We’ve got so many fantastic prizes that we can have lots of games.  Once again, thanks to Fur the Animals for donating so many great prizes.

For this game, the prize is this really nice silver bone shaped tray. This is a horrible picture of it. The flash on the camera did not do a good job on the picture, but if you really want to see what it looks like, click on the link. 

It would be a great tray for your parents to feed you food on a silver platter! I know all of our readers are royalty in their families, so it's about time you were treated like it!

So here’s the trivia question:

How many dogs has SOS-SRF helped to date?

Rules Review:

Here’s how the game works. We’ll ask a question and the first pup or kitty to leave the correct answer in our comments will win the prize. All answers are available online and most (but not all) are on the SOS-SRF website. One final note is that you must have pledged to win a prize. If you still want to pledge a donation, just send us an email at stevekatwilbur AT gmail DOT com. You can still play along even if you do not wish to make a donation.

Helping Mom sew

As we mentioned, Dad was gone last weekend and we were home alone with Mom. Boy, she really put us to work! It’s a good thing that Dad isn’t gone every weekend or she might work our paws to the bone. However, since that weekend was special circumstances, we were happy to help. After all, we are a working breed.

The main project that Mom planned for us was sewing some curtains for the living room and the bedroom. She had already purchased all the fabric, so we just needed to sew everything together.

First we had to cut all the fabric to the right size. Because the curtains were so big, we didn’t have a table big enough to use, so we laid it all out on the floor. We used the tape measure to cut the curtains to the right size.

I needed to check the fur-stickability of the fabric, so you can see that I was working hard on that.

I’m happy to report that the black fabric has very high fur stickability, but the other fabric does not.

Next we had to sew, sew, sew! Kat is really working hard behind the sewing machine, as you can see.

After all the hard work, we had to take a break.

We’d like to post the completely finished product, but unfortunately, we didn’t finish the curtains. The parts we did finish can’t hang up yet because Dad hasn’t hung the curtain rods. I swear. It’s like I have to do everything myself around here.  (We did go buy the rods last night, so hopefully before the end of the day, I can show you.)


Wilbur in Alcatraz

Meow, me again. Contrary to what you might think from the title of this post, I did not get in trouble and get thrown in the slammer. Actually, my airplane needed some gas, so I stopped in San Francisco to fill up. It takes a long time to fill up a jet with gas, so I decided to stretch my legs and do some sightseeing.

I thought Alcatraz would be an interesting place to visit. I’m actually here looking for imprisonment tips for other felines who have to live with furry beasts. Alcatraz held some pretty hard-core criminals, so surely I can find some secrets to keep furry beasts under control. This picture is of me outside in the prison yard.

Oh! My iPhone is ringing, so that must mean my jet is fueled and ready to go! I must continue my journey.



Game #2 Results

Game #2 has now ended. Thanks to everyone who entered.


How many years has SOS-SRF been helping huskies?


10 years. Happy Anniversary SOS-SRF!

The winner of the Stinky Human/Feline Spray (we renamed it) is Frankie, Maddie and Domino. Congratulations!

Stay tuned for our next game.

Working on Blog changes

We’ve been blogging for almost two years now and our blog looks exactly the same as when we started for the most part. So during Blogathon, while we’re at the computer for 24 hours, we’re going to work on some blog changes. We will also be unveiling a new name for the blog since we’ve had some changes in our lives since we started the blog. After all, Wilbur just moved out!

So if you have any suggestions for the blog, let us know. Hopefully we won’t crash it while also trying to post every 30 minutes!  We may visit some of your blogs for suggestions!

Game #2

It’s time for our second game. This time the prize will be some stinky pet spray. 

We’re sure none of you pups need it, but I think it’s actually for you to spray on your humans. Those of you who live with cats might like it too because Wilbur has become atomic with his gas. (He’s not here to get mad at us for writing that.)

So here’s the next question:

How many years has SOS-SRF been helping huskies?

Good luck and in case you forgot how this works, here’s the rules again:

Here’s how the game works. We’ll ask a question and the first pup or kitty to leave the correct answer in our comments will win the prize. All answers are available online and most (but not all) are on the SOS-SRF website. One final note is that you must have pledged to win a prize. If you still want to pledge a donation, just send us an email at stevekatwilbur AT gmail DOT com. You can still play along even if you do not wish to make a donation.

Our first grooming experience

Steve already told you that Dad went to Atlanta last weekend. We had a pretty exciting weekend without him. We had to get up really early on Friday so Mom could take Dad to the airport. For some reason, we didn’t get to ride along, but that was okay because we got to enjoy our Kongs in the crate and Mom was home before 6:30 AM, the time she usually leaves for work!

Mom took the day off so we thought we were in for a great day of relaxation and squirrel chasing. However, at 7:45 AM, Mom put our leashes on and we had to get into the 4Runner for a car ride. Guess where we went? The groomer. Mom said that brushing us every day was just not cutting it, so she called in the professionals.

We had never been to a groomer before. When we got there, the groomers let us run around and explore everything. We were the first dogs at the shop.

The groomers said that it would take 4 hours to groom us, so Mom decided not to wait around. I don’t know what she did while she was home alone, but before we knew it, she was back at the groomer to pick us up. She kept going on and on about how pretty we were. We did not pose for a good picture at the groomer.

Mom had to laugh because there was husky fluff all over the grooming shop and the groomers said that they had actually already tried to clean it up! The blower really helps us shed a lot of fur.

Once we got home, we were pretty tired, so Mom got some pictures of us. 

Steve used to have zebra stripes on his sides, but now all that old fur is gone and he looks much better.

I got a really pretty purple Hawaiian bandanna and I think I look pretty gorgeous wearing it. Do you agree Thunder?

Mom says we’ll have to go back to the groomer again sometime. I suppose that would be okay as long as the visits are few and far between. After all, after Mom picked us up, we went to Paddywack and picked up our new dog food. Dog food is always a good thing.