Sunday, February 28, 2010

Woolympics Event #4

Today is the final night of the Winter Olympics and that means it's time for the final event of the SKW Woolympics. Before we get to the final matchup, it's time for the medal ceremony for the last event, Fast Eating. This event wasn't even close! Steve ran away with it to win his first gold medal of these Woolympic games. Kat won the silver and Wilbur won the bronze.And now for the medal count.Our final event of the games is the leash walking event. Now you might think that it's totally unfair for Wilbur to complete in proper leash walking, but until recently, Steve and Kat were also incapable of properly walking on a leash. So without further ado, the leash walking event!

Editor's comments: This video is longer because we wanted to leave in the post-event wrestling matches and also doesn't feature the Woolympics theme music so that we could also have a secondary event with Steve and Kat of who made the most noise while the other was competing.

Voting will be open until Wednesday!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

New York Style Pretzel Bones

It's been a really long time since I did an episode of Kat's Crazy Kitchen and for that, I fully blame my mom. I gave her a guilt trip this weekend and we worked together to bring you a new episode. Today, we're going to make New York Style Pretzel Bones.

First, gather up your ingredients. Mix up 1.5 cups of oat flour, 1.5 cups of brown rice flour and 0.5 cups of oat bran.
Add to that 0.5 cups of grated parmesan cheese, 0.25 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 egg and 1.25 cups chicken broth. Mix everything up to form a soft dough.
Roll the dough out on a floured surface to about a quarter of an inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough into your desired shape.
Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. My mom cuts the bones in half, but hopefully your mom isn't stingy and will give you the whole bone. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Let cool on a wire rack and store in the refrigerator.

These cookies were very easy to make. The dough rolled out nicely. You can also brush the cookies with egg and top with sesame seeds if you want to make them more pretzel-like, but we did not do this step.

As you can see, Steve and I were eager to try the cookies! We both give them two paws up.
Hopefully it won't be as long before I do another Kat's Crazy Kitchen episode. In the meantime, try out the recipe Shiloh and Shelby posted on their blog. It looks really tasty.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Woolympics Event #3

Our readers voted and the medals for the Laser Chasing event have been awarded.The medal count, after two events, is as follows.
It could all change today, since we are bringing you event #3, fast eating! To make it a fairer competition, we are going to publish the times, but leave the voting open so our voters can consider style points as well.

It should be noted that Wilbur's video was sped up and at the end, you see him walk away. He didn't actually finish until a few hours later.

We'll leave the voting open until Monday!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Steve and Kat do Vancouver

We will post the results of our laser chasing Woolympic event tomorrow, but for today, we are going to show you how the Woolympics met the Olympics!

Mom and Dad heard that one of Mom's favorite shows, The Colbert Report, was doing a filming in Vancouver. Mom convinced Dad that they should go and then she convinced him that we should go too!

We had to get up really early to hit the road. Mom was a little nervous about crossing the border with us, but it all went well. In fact, the Canadian border patrol lady had her own husky at home!

Once we got to Vancouver, we headed straight to the park where The Colbert Report taping was supposed to take place. It was in a park and boy, the park was muddy! Steve and I got really muddy and so did Mom and Dad's shoes and pants. (So the pants could be from us stepping on them.) We had to wait for quite a while for the show to start.

And more waiting!
Finally the show started. This picture is proof that we were there because you can see the stage in the background. During this picture, Stephen Colbert was interviewing Bob Costas.
This is what we mostly did during the taping.
After the TV taping, we headed off to find the Winter Olympics flame. On the way we stopped for a family picture. Steve thinks he did a particularly good job in this picture.
We kept walking and walking, stopping for a picture along the way to document where we were.
Finally we got to the Olympic Flame. It was packed with people, so we didn't try to get too close. Tons of people asked to take our picture, including some people with Korean broadcasting badges. Maybe we are famous in Korea? Anyway, here is our picture with the torch in the background. It's hard to tell that it's on fire, but I promise, it was.
When we got back in the car to go home, boy, we were so tired. Not only did we walk around for about 6 miles, but we had to concentrate on being good for the entire day since we were surrounded by people the whole day. Now, I know you probably think we are just naturally good, and we are, but we still have to think extra hard about being good when there are so many distractions.

Thanks for sharing our Olympic fun with us. Stay tuned tomorrow for the next Woolympic fun!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentines Day! We hope you're having a great day with your Valentines. Since we can't be with our canine Valentines, we are spending the time with our human Valentines, Mom and Dad!

We have received this award from both Huffle and Phantom and Thunder. Thank you! The rules of this award are that you have to post about 10 things that make you happy and try to do one of those things today. So here is our list.
1. Walks. Now that it's not getting dark as early, we are getting more walks, so that is definitely good.
2. Kongs. We get a stuffed Kong in our crate every work day and we love it. Some mornings Steve makes Mom feel like he can't wait for her to leave. He just hangs out by the freezer, waiting for her to hand him a Kong.
3. Cuzes. When we don't get to go for walks, we usually play with our cuzes inside. Steve always has to play with a squeaky Cuz, but Kat doesn't care.
4. Laps. Wilbur loves to sleep on a lap, Dad's in particular.
5. Treats. We each have our favorite treats, but no matter which ones, they make us happy.
6. Treat balls. We got some new treat dispensing balls and we love them. Mom puts part of our supper in them so we can play with them just about every day.
7. Pellet stoves. Wilbur loves to nap in front of our pellet stove.
8. Wrestling. Nothing better than a little Siberian wrestling to pass the time.
9. Stuffies. Steve loves his beaver and Wilbur loves his kitty.
10. Friends. We all love our blogging friends!

Now we are supposed to give this award out to 10 friends, but we don't think that we can think of 10 friends that haven't gotten it! So if you haven't gotten it, please consider yourself awarded.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Woolympics Event #2

It's time for the second event of the SKW Woolympics. Before we get to the event, let's give out the awards from the Sitting Pretty competition. Wilbur won the gold by a pretty big margin, even though a lot of the dogs who voted were biased against cats. It was really close for the silver, with Kat winning by one vote. Steve took home the bronze.Now for the next event. This time, the Woolympics event is Laser Chasing. We apologize for the blurriness of parts of the video. The camera was focusing on the laser dot instead of on the competitor.

Please place your vote for the best in the poll on our sidebar. The athlete with the most votes will get the gold, second most will get the silver, and then the other will get the bronze. (Pretty obvious.)

Look what I have to put up with

This is an example of what my mom thinks is funny.

She is nuts.


Friday, February 12, 2010

This does not make me happy

While Steve was getting pictures off the camera from his training, I found these pictures of what my parents were doing while Steve and I were on vacation.

It must have been really scary because my dad almost got hit by an airplane.

And I guess they went to outer space.

But what I found most disturbing was this picture of my mom.

Did you see where she was? She was in a winter wonderland!! So apparently, despite all the pouting I have done about a snowless winter, Mom and Dad decided that it would be a good idea to leave us at home to go play in the snow. I am really disturbed by this. I'm considering running away to go live with a nice family on the east coast.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Yes, as a matter of fact, we are trained!

This video makes Dad think we are totally untrained. He's so silly.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Another feather in my cap

Back in December I told you about how I am taking my mom to training. I just passed my second mom-training class and I got another certificate. I think Mom’s biggest achievement this course was perfecting the art of giving me treats when I come when she calls me. She’s really good at it and she gets really excited when she gets to give me a treat. It’s nice to see that I have trained such enthusiasm into her.

Here is a video of me getting my certificate.

And here I am posing with my certificate.
I am going to take my canine good citizen test in April after my last phase of training Mom. If I can just get Mom to behave correctly for the test, I will have my first official title!

Tomorrow I will post a video that makes Dad say "and you call these dogs trained?"


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Our vacation

We are working on a video for our next installment of the SKW Woolympics and also tabulating the results from the Sitting Pretty Event. Our work has been delayed because we went on vacation. Mom and Dad went somewhere (not important) and Kat and I went to our favorite home away from home, Roscoe’s Ranch! (Wilbur had to stay home and defend the homestead.)

We had a pretty good time at Roscoe’s. We like it there because we get off leash play time throughout the day. It gives us a chance to do a little bit of this:
And a little bit of that:
And a whole lot of this:
After we get tired of wrestling, running, and sniffing, we even take time to look cute.Picture11.vhmrqAYIX4jY.jpg
Then Roscoe’s Ranch emails the pictures to Mom so she can see that we are still as fluffy as when she left us. That makes her feel good while she is away from us.

This time at Roscoe’s, we tore up our pet cot after we got our bath. My lips are sealed as to who might have done it, but I will point out that it had a hole dug in it and we all know who is the digger in this house. If the paw is clean, it wasn’t me!