Wednesday, October 31, 2007
As of my one year old birthday I switch from puppy food to Adult food. I can not help but wonder if the new food is making me get a fat ass!
The last thing I want to have to do is go on weight watchers. All that point counting... I would rather give up the double snack before seeing jenny craig. Hold up, let me rewind that. I would never give up the double snacks. It looks like I am going to have to start hitting the Gym...
While I am not a big fan of basketball, I was inspired to school the humans in some bball. I have been known to break a few ankles with my wicked crossover dribble. Not to mention the mad ups I get went I reverse dunk.
It is a little know fact that dogs are excellent basketball players. Some the greats include Dr. Pei, Air Dale, and Shaq o'Puggle.
Friday, October 26, 2007
In the time of the Han Dynasty, 206 B.C. ~ A.D. 220, clay figurines resembling a dog have been found in numerous burial sites. Similar depictions have been found in period art work. Historians speculate that these "tomb dogs" are possibly the ancestors of the Shar-Pei due to the brow wrinkles shown on the statue and the curled tail, height and build depicted in early artwork.
Someday when I pass I am going to be barried with an elmo doll just to mess with future historians : )
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Over the last few weeks my mom has been asked several times what breed of dog I am. I have also overheard people asking if I was a pit bull. At first I was upset, "how can anyone confuse me... Russell, Prince of the Shar Pei clan?" So I when on a little journey... shall I say a little soul searching into my bread's past.
There are many excellent web sites on Shar pei history. I found one that was fascinating. http://www.hkshar-pei.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=browse&id=8940&pageid=120
The site notes a period in Shar Pei history called the Grand Mixing. To Quote from the site,
"The Grand Mixing refer to the period when Shar-pei was still referred to by the name of Chinese Fighting Dog . Breeders here in Hong Kong crossed Shar-Pei with any natural born fighters solely to produce a better gladiator. By this, it is already self apparent, like anywhere in the world, that for the purpose of dog fighting people look for physically advantage and not so much on the preservation of the breed.
In order to win, nothing can stop breeders in Hong Kong mixing strong Akita type Tang dogs , and eventually mixing imported breeds such as Boxer, Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier etc. to try solely to produce a better gladiator."
While I believe that dog fighting is sick, I can not change the past. I am who I am and If I wasn't I would not be who I am and therefore I am.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
"Hey Russell, Every year I paint myself purple and trick or treat as Barney the purple Labarsaur. The kids love it and it is a way to earn extra snacks. What are your going as this year?" signed Cheech.
Well Cheech, I say let the people decide!
Gene Simons or a Manatee
As P.Diddy once said on a t-shirt, Vote or Die
IIII'm going to trick or treat all niiiiight
and swim with manatees all day....
THE VOTES ARE IN... and the WINNER IS....
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Go Russell, It's my Birthday
I'm going to party like it's my Birthday
Eat Frosty Paws like it's my Birthday
and we don't give a wuff cuz it my Birthday
Go Russell, Go Russell
Go Russell, Go Russell
Wave you paws in the air
And shake'm like you just don't care
Where all my dogs at?
Can I get a wuff, wuff?
Party pictures to follow!
Friday, October 5, 2007
In my last posting I decided to overcome my end of summer blues by sock therapy. But resent events have led me to the following discovery. Not all socks are created equal. The secret is out in my home so I am free to talk about it, I have Not been hijacking my socks from the feet of the children but from the laundry baskets. There I said it, I am a basket thief. It is an easy scam. I look through the baskets and take whatever looks good. What I did not know is that there are two uses for these baskets. First for the dirty, nasty, stinking socks and one for the just been cleaned, fresh out of the dryer and nicely folded socks.
I recently hijacked a post hockey game sock from one of the humans to find out that there are smells that puppies should not have to be subjected to. I believe that the Geneva Convention prohibits prisoners of war from being treated this bad. Matter of fact, this may qualify as cruel and unusual punishment! Damn that kid can stink a sock. Lets just say if I did a poop and that poop ate poop and did another poop, it would not smell that bad.
If I could save just one puppy from the pain I experienced It would make me feel like a made a difference.
So, to recap, the lesson here is look for the folded socks... I have also implemented an alternative plan... folded towels
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
A wise man once said that the only time pups want to listen to the Beach Boys is at the beginning of the summer when they are waiting for summer to start and at the end of the summer when they are not ready for it to be over. This got me thinking, as I was browsing the itunes store via wifi on my oh-so-cool iPod Touch. For some reason I was cruising the Brazilian section, listening to Ceu and Bebel Gilberto. I love Brazilian music. It is sassy feel good music. But it is clear, summer is over and I was not quite ready.
This got me thinking... Do other pups feel the way I do? Do other pups get the end of summer blues? Do other pup listen to basanova music to compensate?
Dear Me, Please read above... any idea?
I know... SOCKS!