Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Reduced to Scavenging for Food

In an effort to make my Mum aware of my delicate condition and need for foodstuffs, I have brought one of the tomatoes from the garden into her craft room. I am consuming it on the floor of said craft room. Half a cup of kibble twice a day is not enough for a corgi to subsist on. I have been reduced to eating vegetables.

Apparently it is best to let the tomatoes ripen to a full red colour. The green ones fight back. (Dad says if I get sick tonight there will be hell hotstuff stuff to pay. I cannot control my tummy, it will do what it will do.

Please, if you can spare some food, email me via the comments section of this blog and I will send you my mailing address. I am not going to last long. With the heat, humidity and lack of fud, I am fading fast (cough, cough).

Monday, September 27, 2010

Dottie is with Betty Now - Thanks Mark!

 This here is Mark. He is Betty's son. Betty was Dottie's previous owner who passed away earlier this year.
This here is Dottie (in the tin) at Betty's gravesite. Mark was a real friend and took Dottie's ashes to Betty's grave and spread them around so Dottie and Betty can be together again.

They don't make Hallmark cards to say thank you to someone for doing something so nice. So we decided to introduce you to Mark's new puppy, Jabba. WARNING: These photos are shockingly cute and we will not be responsible for people running out of their homes in search of a lab puppy after they view these images. If you are low on willpower, then leave this site NOW!

This here is Mark and Jabba. We're giving this a big 9+ on the cute scale.

 This is very dignified - nice pose there Jabba.
 Every pup needs a sock monkey.
 Holy cow, can this get any cuter?
 Feel the softness, smell the puppy-ness..
 You want to kiss that little nose, don't you? Oh yeah..
 Might want to watch what you are chewing there big guy. Anything that is plugged into electricity is not a good idea in my book.

Okay, we'll say good-night with this picture.
It doesn't get much cuter than this.

Thanks Mark, we love you,
Dozer, Cooper and Nancy

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Our Bountiful Garden - Free Eats for All!

As many of you know, we are rarely fed enough to maintain life. Being a corgi, I have a high metabolism and require regular food in order to keep my blood sugar at an acceptable level. (Cooper is shaking his head, he says no one is going to believe my blood sugar requires constant food and that telling lies will only lead to more problems. Who cares if it gets me more eats.)

 These are the small tomatoes off the hanging tomato bushes. The little orange ones are nom nom good and the pear shaped yellow ones are kind of sweet.
These are some old variety, regular size tomatoes.
This here is Cooper eating a tomato. He can only eat on one side of his mouth so he takes a little longer to get his lunch down. And for those who notice details, yes, Coop did go to the groomer yesterday. He smells like a cheap trollop aftershave.
 I always like to take a long look at my raw food and discern how best to consume my foodables.
 I decided the full frontal attack was best suited to this tomato. It was delicious. But I am still hungry.

Our friend, Ocmist, left a nice note on our Amazon page:

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Dog blogs are really becoming popular, and this sounds like a really great blog... especially since I'm really partial to corgis!

Thanks Ocmist! We're still a little shakey about what to write down now that people can download us. Cooper wants to have a blog entry with his haiku poetry and I would like to have a shooping list of things I need and want (food, toys, etc). We'll get this figured out this week.

Please keep our pal Tank  in your thoughts. He is going to have knee surgery this week (just like I had on both knees) so cross paws for our pal Tank!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Our First Review on Amazon

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: 
5.0 out of 5 stars
Philosophy at its most profound
September 22, 2010
By BluesFan (High desert Arizona) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Our Life - Dozer and Coop (Kindle Edition)
At its very best, philosophy cuts to the essence of life and its meaning. The authors of the blog, Dozer and Coop, bring complimentary views of life and its meaning. Whether it's Dozer weighing in on aggression and its origins and deepest meaning, or Coop opining on pacifism and its role in contemporary life, the two authors bring their unique perspectives and interpretations of many of the deepest philosophical questions that have puzzled mankind through the ages.

We had no idea we were so deep...the pressure increases. I think Cooper is folding under all this stress.
Hard to see Cooper, he is camouflaged and blends into the couch.

We Will Not Be Crazed Commercialists!

We have been accepted by Kindle and are available by subscription for $1.99 a month (Mum says Amazon.com has to make some money on this deal so that is why it is a dollar more than we thought).

Coop and I think it is really neat to go to Amazon.com and do a search for Dozer and Coop  and we have our own page! BOL!
We need to keep in mind that we have the responsibility of creating interesting, informative and humorous entries. (I think I may start hyperventilating...) Cooper is getting the Thesaurus off the shelf because he says we need to "up" our vocabulary for our audience.

I think we should discuss me as an entry - the many facets of my personality, my winning good looks and the fact that I still smell like a puppy. Cooper wants to discuss the fact that he got Christmas stickers stuck to the pads of his feet last night after he got into the wrapping paper box and ate a bunch of decorations.

I hope this subscription has a money-back guarantee, I think readers may be most disappointed. Okay, I am hyperventilating...time for the brown bag again...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

We're Coming Kindle - Wait for Us!

Mum has a Kindle. She loves it. She downloaded tons of free books from the Kindle Store at Amazon.com. She got books she has always meant to read and hasn't. That said, she is not reading out loud to us and 99% of the books have no pictures. Where is the fun in that?

So Cooper got on the computer (he is better at surfing the web than I am) and logged into Amazon.com under Mum's name and password. He got into Mum's Kindle account and read about how you can have your blog published to Kindle and people can get a subscription and have it delivered to their Kindle each day or whenever the blog is updated. How cool is that?

This is a preview of what our blog might look on a Kindle.

I asked Cooper how much money we will make. He said not enough for an airplane ticket to visit Howie in Texas. Coop says subscriptions are only 99 cents a month. Hmmm, we aren't going to get far on 99 cents.

Right now Amazon.com is reviewing our blog to make sure it is acceptable for Kindle subscriptions. We should know in 48-72 hours. I am nervous. Cooper is chewing his nails and his tail. What if we are turned down? My self-image cannot take much more abuse. The garage sale is still visiting me in my nightmares.

Cross paws we are accepted. We gotta get money to go visit Howie or at least send him a present. I think I am having a breakdown. This is like waiting to hear who won an Oscar. (Dozer begins to hyperventilate and places a brown bag over his snout.)

As we leave we see Dozer sitting in the hallway, head in a brown bag, breathing loudly while asking Cooper to keep checking their email account every five minutes to see if Amazon.com has written them. Their mother, Nancy, takes her glass of red wine and goes into a closet and closes the door so the dogs cannot badger her into checking her email account in case Amazon.com emailed her instead of them. It will be a long night...)

From Cute Overload Today

It’s not going to swing itself you know!Come on! push me!
These feet are NOT HELPING with my swinging leverage!

Monday, September 20, 2010

This is how we feel - Dozer and Cooper

I am dog. I believe in unconditional love. I do not settle for infatuation or puppy love. I believe in true love to the end. I am a life-long lover who will lie at your feet, on the bed, by your chair, at your side. I am dog. I insist on your love. I will stay on a grave of a lover until my end. I believe in commitment. When we have chosen each other, I will be there for you with plenty. Out of my heart flows life and love. You fill my life with abundance and I am fulfilled. Unconditional love is the highest gift. I am committed to love.

Taken from Dog Psalms by Herbert Brokering

This is from our new friend Kirby's blog at Welcome to Kirby's World. We think it sums up how we all feel about our pawrents, right?

Mum's Garage Sale

Dad tried to sell us during Mum's garage sale this past weekend.
No one wanted us.
My self-image is in tatters.
Cooper didn't care, he said he wasn't going anywhere
without Mum. I can't believe Dad tried to
give us away for nothing, not even a dollar.
I am very sad.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I am like Mango because... (10 reasons why)

Mango has this great contest going on wherein one does a blog entry as to why they are like Mango or why they are a Mango wanna-be. As I have always held Mr. Mango in the highest of regard, it is easy for me to share how I have taken on some of his most sterling qualities. Shall we begin?

I am like Mango because....(10 reasons why)

(1) I have enormous teeth with which I terrorize my brother, Cooper. (Mango does the same with his brother, Dexter).

(I know this is a most scary of pictures but it was a controlled bite-fest and no one was hurt)

(2)  I am a patriotic dog and I am fighting the war on terrorism here in Philomath, Oregon. Since I started my unit, Osama Bin Laden has not been seen in the area. (Mum said Osama Bin Laden has never been seen in this area but that is immaterial).

(3) I helped send out the alert that our local food cooperative, First Alternative, was serving Mango smoothies this Spring and organized a local boycott. We sent a powerful message that Mango smoothies were just wrong!

(4) I am a snappy dresser, like Mango, and try and dress for each and every holiday.

(5) I am able to do controlled pee'ing so that Cooper and I can do synchronized pee'ing in the yard. It's not as easy as it looks.

(6) I am incredibly patient with my parents and let them use me as a prop for parades and other self-centered activities. I rarely bite small children who pull my ears and I let old ladies coo over me.

(7) I sleep in the most amazing postures, like Mango, except unlike Mango, I got no family jewels because I got tutored.

(8) Like Mango I am incredibly brave and did not cry in either of my two knee surgeries and only made a couple of rude comments when I was on the morphine. Plus, I look adorable when I am asleep.

(9) I am a dedicated sentry and rarely sleep on duty.

(10) I was the first dog in the family and made all the family pictures much more appealing with my "corginess" and yet, I have never been one to draw attention to myself.

That is pretty much my essay on how I am like Mango. Perhaps you should enter the contest! Click here and learn how you can enter.

Now I am off to stuff the ballot box if I can find it.

Love, Dozer

PS: Please keep my friend Howie PeePants in your thoughts and prayers. He is in the hospital because of pancreatitis. Go visit and let his Mum, Nancy, know you are pulling for the big guy. We love you Howie, get well soon!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Shameless Self-Promotion...Again

I had Mum enter me into the Petsmart Halloween Contest. I know, I know, I enter every year and lose but the odds are getting better with each try. This year I am using my Senor Puppy Pants outfit again.

If you have time and the inclination, I would appreciate a vote. If you are incredibly bored or have no job, you could vote for me every day, which is what I am making Mum do.

Mum said perhaps some personal reflection might be order since Cooper has never entered the contest and I enter any contest where my picture will be on the Internet. And the problem with this would be?

If I win it will be through no assistance of my Mum that's for sure!

Hailing All Saints ~ Dozer

I am pleased to announce that I have found a spiritual director (Mum rolls eyes and snorts). No seriously. Sister Mary Martha's blog is very englightening and I am learning lots and lots about God and Heaven. Apparently God is not smoting people like he did in the Old Testament and He had good reason to His smotes back then. But more importantly, a little corgi like me has a very good chance of getting into Heaven if I start paying attention. Even more importantly that the previous more imporantly is that Sister Mary Martha has really cool religious medals that would look tote smart on my collar. And let me tell you there are a lot of Saints in the Catholic Church - I mean they have almost every calamity and situation covered!

Sister Mary Martha lives at http://asksistermarymartha.blogspot.com/. She is definitely not a woose, she is one of those tough nuns who gets the job done.

Her glasses scare me a bit but I am betting she has a lot of treats hidden in the folds of her habit. Cooper says not to plan on it. What does he know...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday Greetings!

Look who stopped by! Yes, it is Smokey from Lincoln City! He brought Mum and Da's treadmill back and came in to say howdy to me and Cooper. We love Smokey. He is giganormous - Mum says he is probably 6'6 or something and he just seems taller. As a small corgi, he is still giganormous in my book. That is why I had to get on the couch and then on the end table to say hello.

Cooper says hello to Smokey

I was trying to get Smokey to take me home with him. I love the beach and his wife, Margaret. And they have great stuffed toys to chew on.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Whoooo hooo! Thanks Everybody!

I get to be in the 2011 CorgiButts calendar! Whoo hoo! Look at me!
Thank you everyone who voted for me. I know there were a lot of good looking submissions, so I am really excited to be in the calendar this year!! Mum is going to have to buy a ton of calendars so I can give them as Christmas presents to all my friends!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day 2010

We're having a quiet Labor Day with naps in the sun. Mum is doing laundry, Dad is doing computer work and we're sunning...alot.

This is about as close as we're going to get when it comes to sharing the sunshine. Happy Labor Day!

Love, Dozer and Cooper

Friday, September 3, 2010

In Dire Straits - Send HELP NOW!

Please tell Mum we do not need an otter! We only have one bath tub and one wading pool. If we get an otter, I will never get my pool time! Mum thinks they are cute but Cooper says they eat kibble and will get into our treat bin and we will never get another treat.

Why I ask? Why? Why? Of all the families that could have adopted me, why did I get sent to this nut house, uh, ill-requpped, umm these people? I am going to write to Bertie, Bailey and Martha and see if I can go visit them back in my home country.

Good idea Bertie boy, a drink will make this all go away!

Martha and Bailey have a wonderful glass porch and toys that I could play with while I regain my sanity. (big sigh).

Mum has a long weekend coming up so I expect I can get a photo shoot in - having her home will wreak havoc on my nap schedule, but what is a corgi to do? Happy Labor Day to all our fellow Americans and ex-pats.

Love, Dozer