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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Outtakes from my Christmas 'Photoshoot'

Hi everyone!

I'm starting to (very) slowly catch up with your blogs, so please bear with me, my Mom and her laziness as we get ready for the long weekend and festivities! *grins*

This year, Mom has been super late in getting that perfect photo of me for the Christmas Card Exchange. Oh well, better late than never right? We know that we could never outdo other doggies and their families who built great looking sets that sets the tone for the holidays, so Mom made do with what we had...Photoshop. LOLLLL! Anyhoot, she managed to get some pretty funny outtakes from our little shooting, and here are some to share:

Me in a mini Santa hat! The hat was a bit too stiff..I guess probably from the material it was made out of. I looked like those olden days cartoons where they put the naughty children at the corner with a cone on their head..just needs the word 'Dunce' written on it, don't you think?

Then I wondered where did Mom get the idea of putting it on my NOSE??!! I put up with it at first, smiling for the camera...

...but after a few more takes it wasn't that funny anymore. I think I almost suffocated in the process..haha!

Being all washed out from the posing, I took a break.

And when Mom wasn't looking (or so I thought!), I executed a little revenge tactic on the Santa dunce-y hat...mwahahaha!

After effects of the hat...we never used it again. YAYY!

But then, Mom managed to find yet another embarrassing looking 'hat'! Complete with a Santa face and all...*sigh* Oh well, might as well give her a few nice shots, right?

*After take 19786345234623*

Even Kenji was not spared from the horror of the hat! Because it was too big to put on the head, Mom thought it funny to hang it on his back....oh dear!

Poor, poor Kenji...see how miserable he looked?

Mom never got that nice shot of Kenji with the hat...he was SOOO not in the mood (and rightly so!). So, rushed for time, Mom came up with this:

We hope we didn't miss out anyone for the Card Exchange...even if you did not participate in the Card Exchange, please do accept this little ecard from us all! Merry Christmas to all and cheers to a FANTASTIC New Year! *grins*


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Gathering!

Hi everyone!

So sorry for the long silence...but Mom says her project thingy has finished (for now!) so she has a little more time to help me blog! I've LOADS to blog about, so hopefully I can get through all my little 'happenings' by blogging every day...*grins* First up for the day is a pre-Christmas gathering with some of my Schnauzer friends last Sunday! We had it at a pretty park called Desa Parkcity:

Me reaching our destination and taking a paws got wet from the rain (it was drizzling when we arrived, but then it stopped...YAYY!)

This is Toro...his owner Jason is the organizer for the gathering! *grins*

This is Max, a totally cute puppy! He so reminds me to Colin with his bursts of energy!

Another totally cute puppy called Mocha...LOVE the sweet smile!

Then more doggies came, and we said Hi many MANY times! LOL!

The park overlooked some nice lake...Mom didn't do this justice! It's so pretty!

Mom also made some treats to share with the other doggies...peanut butter cups! She made me balance mine first though. GRRR!!

It started to drizzle again after a while, so we all moved to some shade...there I met Kenji, the white Schnauzer!

Here's another cutie pie that just arrived!

Saying Hi to each other...*grins*

This is Bebe...Kenji's (the white Schnauzer, not our Kenji *wink*) big brother!

I also met a cute and friendly long-coated Chihuahua!

After that, it REALLY started to pour, so all of us (owners and doggies included) huddled into that little shade and waited for it to stop...Mom didn't manage to take any more photos after that because she was carrying me to prevent me from getting wet *grins* Me, I was enjoying every moment of it...hehe! We also exchanged gifts (there was a gift exchange session for us doggies) and I got some really cool treats! *licks lips*

Okies, that's about it for the gathering! I've received SOOO many Christmas cards for the exchange this year so I will post about that next...stay tuned! *wink*


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Quickie Before The Biggie...

Haha, I know that sounds super weird! Anyways, just a little quick note to say that I will be AWOL (yet again!) for about 2 weeks or so...apparently, Mom was involved in a big project with a VERY tight deadline to meet at her workplace, so it means less blogging time for me. *sigh*

But not to fret, I will be back to post in time for Christmas (paws firmly crossed!) and I have received a SPECTACULAR award from Siku too! Mom will also be helping me to design a Christmas card for the Christmas Card Exchange! YAYY! We still have loads of cards from our printout at the last exchange, so we hope you won't mind us sending it again...waste not, right? *wink* I'll be sending the cards to those who I have not sent before by mail, and the new card will be an ecard...*grins*

Okay, that's about it for now...till then, I will miss you guys!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mari, Puppies and The Shelter Pet Project

After watching that heart-wrenching video of the mother dog and her 3 pups from my previous post, Mom decided she would go searching for the movie to see what happened next. It was a happy ending after all! (Go here to read about the movie)

Mom also managed to
*cough*download*cough* the movie, and so we'll be watching it tonight! YAYY! (psst...if any of you want to do the same, please do let us know and we'll pass the links on *wink* I know it's not very good to do this, but it's impossible to find that movie here, so we had to resort to uhh...not-so-good methods to watch it)

The other day, Mom got a very cool email from a nice lady about a new campaign running in the aim of increasing the rate of shelter pet adoption in the US. They do this by dispelling myths about these lovable animals. This campaign is called the Shelter Pet Project (SPP) and is sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States, Maddie's Fund, and the Ad Council! Check out the very cute and PAWSOME ad here:

Besides that, they have a very cool website too to tell us more about the campaign, how we can get involved, as well as the shelter doggies & kitties who are looking for a furever home! Here are some screenshots of what the website looks like:

The main page...with a cute animation of adorable doggies!

The Adopt-A-Gram page, where you can send messages to friends or family and spread the word about this pawsome project! Who knows, they might just be looking for a new member to their home...*wink*

And Pet Personals...where you can fill in a questionnaire to match a needy dog or cat your own home and lifestyle! How cool is that? *grins*

So, if you are looking for a pet, or you know of someone who is looking for a pet, how about giving shelter doggies or kitties a chance? They so deserve to have loving homes like yours and mine! Although I am not from a shelter, I am so blessed to be able to find my home...some other doggies or kitties were not so lucky, so if we could, let's all give them a second chance at finding a loving home!


Monday, November 16, 2009

A Very Touching Story

This got Mom leaking big time....she says it's a true testament to dog's unconditional love for their humans. Even at times of need, they never waver in their loyalty and love to their owners. She hopes this would never happen to another family or ours, for that matter.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Worldwide Movement for Snickers

Let's all be a part of this movement and think good healing thoughts for Snickers...she is struggling with her health and we are all hoping that she will pull through. To know more about this movement, please go to Jake and Fergi's blog to learn more. Let's all chip in a paw for Snickers! Get well soon, Snickers!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'm Famous...LOL!

AT LAST! I have fulfilled my 'dream' of becoming a doggie model....hehehe! Okay, I was not in many shots, but least I can say I managed to get into a photoshoot, right? *grins* AND, I was featured on the website cool is that?! *puffs chest* (Mom: Geez, he really can be full of himself, can't he?)

Alright, alright...I can't say I'm exactly famous like a celebrity, but I find it really exciting to be picked for a photoshoot with some of my doggie friends for a website Mom's friends are working on! *grins* We did the shooting in the morning outside, when the lighting was the best (according to the photographer and coordinator of the shoot)! Lots and LOTS of photos were taken, and we all had fun too...running around, doing some obedience exercises and getting loads of treats for behaving! *grins* And to top it all, I got featured on one of the pages in the site too! (More on the site at the bottom of the page...*grins*)

Haha, okay..I'm babbling too much! Here are some of the 'outtakes' from the photoshoot:

(All photos courtesy of Joe, the photographer of the day!)

This is Jaja...she is a South African Mastiff, and a very playful one at that! Mom loves her gregarious nature and energy! See how she runs!

Jaja, Tasha and I at our first attempt to sit prettily in a row...LOLL! Not there yet. Mom and Yen (Tasha & Jaja's owner) had to stand in to get us to sit properly...LOL! Can you guess which legs belong to who? hahaha!

There we go! Almost got it, except for the human legs...haha!

Mom loves this shot! It was a candid moment, in between arranging the props for the next agenda, but it looked really nice don't you think?

I did a little 'Watch' game with Mom...I got comments that I took things too seriously. LOLLL! Of course it's serious when it comes to treats, no? *wink*

Tasha and I...*grins*

Whee! Mom did a Recall exercise for this one...I'm ALMOST flying! LOL!

Me, 'flying'! hahaha!

Yummy food! I almost didn't resist...see the scrumptious chicken wings at the side? *licks lips*

Ginger got into the action as well! She was too cute in this photo...almost like she's saying "Pfft...I don't like these headphones on my head, so there!" *grins*

And this was me...attempting to be the 'smart aleck' as always! LOL!

Ginger, Tasha and I doing a Down Stay exercise...

Tasha and I attempted to sit in a row again, but I didn't like the squishy grass near my right foot...heheh!

Anddd...a final outtake of me by myself! *grins*

Here's the photo of me that made the cut for the website:

I'm 'calculating' for you...LOLLL!

Check out the website by clicking on the button below! Yup, Mom's friends are starting a new business by providing raw food for the masses! Yen got quite a few remarks from busy owners that feeding raw is a hassle compared to feeding kibble, so she and her partner have come up with a plan to provide people with the option to feed raw easily! Now, not only we get to enjoy yummy raw food, it's easier for our Moms and Dads to feed too! How cool is that? No more excuses for the 'lazy' owners...hehehe!

Come check the website out! It has quite a lot of information on raw feeding, its benefits, FAQs, and even a cool calculator to see how much we would get per meal! *grins* Don't miss my photo too...LOLLL! Mom and I are helping out to promote and sell the yummy, Malaysian doggie friends, order with, and we'll do all the hard work for you! *wink*


Monday, November 9, 2009

A 'Peace Offering' (sort of!)

Well, after a LONG talk with Mom about her blog and mine, we have agreed that she will update my blog more often as she could...YAYYY! Oh, and she made a little 'peace offering' too yesterday:

Hehe...excuse the cracks in the cake. It's a sugar-free vanilla carob cake with some banana inside...*licks lips* Mom actually made another one for the humans (they ate it with vanilla ice-cream...hmm, I wonder if I could get that later? hehehe!), but this love-shaped cake is for moi..YAYY!

Kenji and I having to wait before we can eat...silly Mom couldn't take the cake out of the pan without cutting it in half. LOL! Oh well, all the better for us to eat it, eh? *wink*

Close-up on us and cake...*grins*

And to top it off, Mom put some whipping cream on top...see? 'S' for me, and 'K' for Kenji! Hey, I thought that cake was for me? Pfft...

Me, waiting to chomp down!

It was almost gone within 2 bites...hehehe! I loved it! A little hint of banana in a sort of chocolate-y taste...yumm!

Mom managed to get nicer shots of Kenji though...maybe coz the cake piece was bigger than his mouth, so he had to eat slow...LOL!

He likes to lick off all the topping first before eating...a typical Kenji habit! =P

Okay, so I won't hold grudges any more's my smiley face to say thanks for the cool cake! Just make sure you don't ignore my blog for a long time anymore, okay? *grins*