Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Thank you!

We would like to thank all of our followers of this blog. It's always exciting to see that someone else has signed up to follow our antics. We would also like to thank everyone for leaving comments. We really enjoy reading what you have to say.

We are still learning all about the blogging world, but we love it. We spent a while today trying to figure out how to list all of our blogs in our profile, but we are lost. Can you list non-blogger blogs? I'm sure I have seen other people do it. We would also like to show a widget with the link to our other blogs, but again, we haven't figured that out. We can do a widget and we can do a link, but we can't figure out how to combine them. :::sigh:::

On a side note, do you know how much gas is selling for at a station in St. Louis? $1.11. Can you believe that? It's true.

The Two Greyhound Town Crew,
Patty, Jack & Scout

Monday, December 29, 2008

Enjoying the Simple Things in Life

My dogs are teaching me to enjoy the simple things in life.

My Jack loves the sun. Doesn't he look peaceful enjoying the warmth of the sun this morning?

I think we should all follow Jack's example and do something that we really enjoy for a few moments today.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Muddy Dog Blues

The bad storms didn't hit us, but boy, it rained. Our yard is a muddy mess. Scout decided to run in the yard last night even though Mama told her not to do it. She came in covered in mud. Daddy tried to clean her up, but Mama said "put her in the tub!" Greyhounds are like cats. We really do not need to be bathed much. We are pretty much self cleaning. We do not have the doggy smell that other breeds have. Mama uses doggy wipes on us most of the time. So, hearing "putting her in the tub" was a shock to us.

I doubt that Scout learned her lesson and I bet she will be running in the mud later today. Daddy says she needs to wear mudflaps.

Sorry, we do not have pictures of Scout and her mud to share. Mama was too upset with Scout to take photos. Scout came into the mud room and really made it a mud room. She shook and mud went all over the walls and the washer and dryer. LOL

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Is Over

Hi everyone, it's me, Scout. It's official, Christmas is over. Mama took the tree down yesterday. It used to be behind me and now a table is there. Jack slept through it all. Mama just picked up the tree and took down to the "Christmas closet". She doesn't undecorate it. It's a strange thing to see.

We had a nice Christmas. Mama and Daddy were home with us all day. We had a turkey dinner. We watched movies and played. It was a fun day.

Mama went shopping yesterday and brought us home two new stuffies and two big boxes of Milk-bones. She said she got a really good price on them. She was happy and we are happy to have new toys. Okay, so Jack doesn't look happy right now, but he was really happy last night. There are storms predicted for today and Jack is nervous. It's 66 degrees here and that's not normal for our area. Mama and Daddy were going to go to the store, but looked at the radar and the storms are headed for us, so they are going to stay home with us until after the storms pass. They are saying that tornadoes could break out and that's why Mama wants to stay home with us.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

'Twas the night before Christmas and not a creature was stirring, not even me. Look what happens when you don't "stir" in this house. You get decorated!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Day Before Christmas Eve

Are you ready for Christmas? Mama remembered that she forgot to buy bread for our big meal. It will just be Daddy, Mama, Scout and I at our dinner. We are having a turkey. Yummy!

Mama thinks everything is okay with her Internet usage now. The website is now showing the usage, so that is a step in the right direction. She said it's a huge relief just to be able to keep track of it herself instead of having to call the company.

Do you know what my sister Scout did last night? I had gotten out of my bed and went to lay on the couch like I do every night. While I was gone, Scout got into my bed. I was half asleep when I walked back into the bedroom and tried to get in my bed. Scout shouted at me for trying to get in bed with her. I was shocked! She shouldn't be in my bed and then to yell at me like that.... it was uncalled for. She woke Daddy up and Daddy said "WHAT IS GOING ON IN HERE?" Yikes! I ran to Mama and she told me it would be okay and to just get in Scout's bed. I wasn't happy, but I did it. Mama keeps telling me there is a reason that they call female dogs the "B" word and it is so true.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Monday Afternoon

I think I'm going to like Mama having a laptop. We stopped working in the office early and now we are sitting on the couch and I'm watching Judge Judy while Mama is working on the laptop. It's toasty warm in here because we are next to our fireplace. Life is good!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas came early!

Santa aka the UPS man brought our Christmas present on Friday. It's a new laptop. It's a joint family gift. Mama says that Scout and I will like it because she won't be stuck in the office in the evenings now because the laptop goes everywhere. I guess that is good, but I hope we get something we can eat.

Mama is freaking out over her new Internet service. She got rid of the satellite service and now has a wireless card. She is allowed 5G's a month. The company is putting our landline, cell phone and Internet service on one bill and that is causing some confusion. Mama is not able to check her usage on line this month and she keeps calling the phone company. The last guy told her she had an overage which she knows is not true because the lady she spoke with two days earlier explained the problem to her. It's because the account is new and the computer is messing up the usage. The guy told Mama that her bill would be over $2,000 if the overage is correct. He said he marked her account for a human to look at it before sending out the bill. Mama is worried that we are going to get a huge bill that will be a mistake, but will be a hassle to get fixed. She is scared to be online too much this month and is stressing out over dropping her Entrecards. :::sigh:::

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Extra computer parts?

Mama moved her CPU to her desk from the floor. It appears she has extra parts now. She as an USB cable that doesn't seem to go to anything. It appears that everything is working, but I guess only time will tell.

It's finally going to warm up today and we may have thunderstorms tonight. The good thing is that the ice will be melted. The bad thing is that we will have to have our feet wiped because of the mud in the yard. This time of year is just bad.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cabin Fever

It is cold here. It's 18 degrees right now and that's warmer than all day yesterday. It was so nice on Sunday and then Monday came and....brrrr. Mama says I have cabin fever. I can't play outside because there is ice and it's cold. I can't run through the house because I might get hurt. I'm bored. It's true that I normally sleep 20 hours a day, but I'm too bored to even sleep. I hate winter!

Monday, December 15, 2008

We have been given an award from Kamila The Camel

“These blogs invest and believe in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

We now must nominate 8 other blogs to receive this award. Our nominations are:

Tip Tail

Big Paw Blog
Don't Live the Shelter Life
Beaded Tail
The M-Cats Club
Poppy Q

My Pretty Scout

Yesterday, we took Jack and Scout to see Santa. I took photos of the pups in the car on the way home. I thought Scout looked very pretty in the lighting. I love her eyes. She's a happy girl and looks festival in her Christmas collar.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

We Saw Santa!

Mama and Daddy took us to see Santa today. I was not impressed. I guess he was nice enough, but Petsmart was noisy. We had to stand in line to pay for our picture and this big white dog that was two people up from us tried to attack Scout. It was scary. Mama and Daddy are always careful with us because we don't understand what other breeds are. We only know greyhounds. This white dog came through two people trying to get to Scout. A few minutes later, the white dog tried to get another dog and later we heard it going after another dog. It scared me and Scout. I was all nervous when the Santa man tried to get me to pose for my photo after that white dog incident. Scout smiled though and did a thing with her ears that Mama had never seen before but said it was cute. They wanted to keep taking pictures of us, but Mama said I was stressing out too much. Mama promised me we never had to see Santa again because it was just too scary with those "mean" dogs around. She said all she wanted was to get a photo of Scout and me with Santa and now she has it, so no more Santa pictures for us.

On the way home, we stopped at the park and we walked. I think we should have done that instead of seeing that Santa man.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cookie Baking Day 2008

Today was cookie baking day at my house. Grandpa and Grandma and Aunt Pam came over. Grandpa helped Daddy cut wood and Mama baked cookies with the women. Scout and I just hung out.

After lunch, Grandpa and I took a nap.

It was a fun day. Look at all the cookies they made. We are expecting an ice storm, so I guess we don't have to worry about going hungry.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Help...Mama is singing and cleaning!

My Mama is driving me nuts!

She is rushing around cleaning the house. She has Christmas music on and she is singing. The woman cannot sing. I know it was fine for her to sing at the top of her lungs when she had a deaf dog, but Scout and I can hear just fine and her singing is hurting our ears. Scout has been hiding in the bedroom for an hour.

Mama just stepped into my sunbeam. Excuse me... this is my time to relax. Dust is flying on me. What's a guy got to do to relax around here. All I can say is I better get some good cookies from the cookie baking day tomorrow.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I Have Trained My People Well

Listen up furkids, train your people. Look at what I have trained my Mama to do. She moves my bed to the sunbeam so that I don't have to sleep on the carpet. Life is good!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What Jack Has Learned Since Leaving The Track

Greyhounds do not know a lot about living in a home when they are adopted. Many will spend time in a foster home before being adopted, but some come straight from the track. They are kept in cages most of the time and are let out for breaks and training, racing. They have not experienced mirrors, steps, vinyl flooring, etc. It has to be a strange world to them when they come into a home. This is Jack's 3rd Christmas and while he has seen a tree in the house the past two years at Christmas, I'm sure he thinks it is odd. I'm glad he has not tried to mark it. I don't think we will ever have a real tree for that very reason.

Jack writes a blog for our greyhound group. Here is the article that he wrote celebrating his second "gotcha day".

I have now been adopted for two full years! I have learned so many things.

I’ve learned that:

1) Zoomies can be dangerous in the house and drywall hurts when you run into it. I broke a wall once. Ouch!
2) You shouldn’t eat your Daddy’s dinner off the counter.
3) Camping is fun! There are so many people to meet, things to sniff and oh, so many posts!
4) Sisters can be annoying, but you still shouldn’t pee on their heads because they can and will do the same thing to you.
5) If your sister gets in trouble for something, do not take too much delight in it such as bouncing on the bed or dancing around the house.
6) Don’t eat the doorknobs!
7) Mama and Daddy’s bed is so comfy and has the best view of the TV. I love watching my TV shows from their bed. It was more fun before my sister came though. She can be so bossy when it comes to sharing the bed.
8) Sisters can be fun to chase in the yard, but not in the house. No, never in the house.
9) Don’t pee on the firewood that is kept on the screened porch. (I didn’t know we used that wood to heat our house. I thought it was there for decoration.)
10) Four on the floor! You should always keep all four feet on the floor and not jump around on two legs. I sometimes forget that one when I’m excited.

The biggest thing I have learned is that there is nothing better than being adopted. I have a warm house in the winter and a cool house in the summer. I have enough food to eat and almost as many toys as the pet store. I have people who love me no matter what. I can’t imagine a better life.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Gingerbread Girl Looses Arm and Leg

Someone attacked my gingerbread girl this evening. This is how I found her.

Who looks guilty to you?

I think it's this one.

Scout wouldn't even look at me. She has to be the guilty one. I heard her cruching on something and I thought it was a bone. I didn't realize it was my Christmas ornament. Later I noticed one of my huge silver ball ornaments on the ground. I think this was a two dog incident. I think Jack ran through the house, hit the tree, knocked the ornaments off and Scout grabbed the gingerbread ornament and tried to eat her.

This time of year has to be very confusing to furkids.

Cozy Jack

Hi folks... it's me Jack. I'm just hanging out under my afghan today. Mama let the fire die down and I'm cold. Do you like my afghan? My Aunt Pam made it for me. Wasn't that nice of her? I love snuggling under it.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


We've been given two awards!!!

Thank you to From Angus With Love and Skitto & Peanut & Chyanne for the following awards:

Here are my nominations:

For The Love of Animals
The Cat/Dog Log
Tatum Tot Spice
Resq Tails
Shih-Tzu Calendars and Gifts
Fuzzy Logic
It's The Dogs Life

1. Put the logos on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate both awards to other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blogs.

PLEASE NOTE: If you already have these awards just please add, that you also received it from us as well, thank you we will be furrever grateful!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Whatcha Doing?

Last night I was taking photos of my Christmas decorations for my other blog when Scout appeared in my photo. She looks as if she is say "Whatcha doing Mama?"

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Poor Jack

It's me, Jack. If I look sad, it's because I am.

I cut my leg again last night. I had been playing in the backyard with Scout. We have an imaginary race track out there. We were running and running and running. Mama said that Daddy was home and I ran into the garage and slid and fell. I got up and immediately ran through the house and did laps in the living room. I then stopped and cried. Mama and Daddy immediately looked at me and saw that my leg was bloody. I left a trail of blood throughout the house. Mama and Daddy took care of me, but my leg hurts today. Mama even served me my breakfast in bed this morning. How long do you think she will continue to baby me?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More Views From Our Window

We never know what we will see when we look out our window.

It could be a deer.

It could be turkey. Yesterday, they almost came up on our front porch. We are country, but not that country.

We have also seen raccoons, but Mama can't find that photo. Stay tuned because you never know what we might see from our window.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Today's View

This is my view from my office window. Turkeys and snow.

Here is my view in the living room. Isn't Jack precious?

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Snowy Sunday Morning

Hi everyone, it's me Jack. Mama has been busy decorating the house for Christmas and helping Daddy and Grandpa split and stack wood so we can use our fireplace. She hasn't had much time to blog this weekend, so I thought I would help her out.

This morning, we woke up to snow. It's not a lot, maybe an inch. Scout and I were still able to do zoomies in our yard though. We ran so fast that we are a blur in many of the photos and sometimes we are not in the photos at all. LOL Mama hates her camera because it doesn't take good photos of us running.

Scout and I love fresh snowfall, but we grow tired of it quickly.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jack and Scout are sad today because they will not be getting turkey. We will be headed out to my in-laws in a few hours. I'm sure I will find a way to make it up to the pups.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

One More Day To Turkey Day

Scout is thinking about Turkey Day. I haven't told her that I am not the cook this year, so turkey is probably not on her menu unless it's in her Purina One.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

We've been given the following awards by Moshi & Kibo's Dog Blog :

Thank you very much!

The rules for the awards are:
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate 7 (Love Award) and 10 (Butterfly Award) other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blogs.

My nominations are:

The Playful Puppy
The Junk Drawer
Frogs In My Formula
View of Sue
Life From A Cat's Perspective
The Misadventures of Me
Daisy the Curly Cat
Camie's Kitties

Scout is Pouting

Does this dog look sad or what? She is upset with me because I made her leave my office for a while this morning. Scout has become very spoiled and yes, it's my fault. She has a very high pitched whine. She whines because she wants to be petted and have her belly rubbed. She will even lie in the bedroom which is a room across from the office and whine for me to come in and give her a belly rub. I guess I must have done that a time or two or she wouldn't be doing it, right? I've had long talks with her about this whining nonsense, but she continues. This morning, Jack started doing it. That's it, it has to stop. My husband told me to tune it out. I can't. It's like fingernails on a chalk board. It really gets on my nerves. This morning, I gave her two warnings and then kicked her and Jack out of the office. I made them stay out for about 5 minutes. I opened the door and was rewarded with many kisses and headbutts. I'm not sure why Scout looks so sad now. She could be trying to make me feel bad or maybe she is plotting her revenge.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Slow Like a Monday Morning

Jack had a nice slow morning this morning in his jammies. His leg wound is almost completely healed .... thank goodness.

Scout's foot is still sore.

I purchased a wireless Internet card for my computer over the weekend. I spent over 12 hours trying to get it to work. It's still not working. I have to call for help today, which I dread. I hope they will find an easy fix to get it going. It's probably just a setting on my computer.

I started decorating for Christmas this weekend. It's half fall and half Christmas at our house now. LOL

Friday, November 21, 2008

Waiting .....

(photo of Jack and his Daddy on a recent camping trip)

Jack and Scout are waiting for their Daddy to come home. They know it will be today because I have opened up the blinds in the laundry room. I always close those when he is gone. I have a fear of people looking in my windows at night. It happened to me when I was a child and I have been scared ever since.

I will not mention my husband's name until he pulls into the driveway. Jack will do zoomies through the house and Scout will scream - happy screams that Daddy is home.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jack's New Look

It's just one more big sleep before Daddy comes home!

Nothing really exciting has happened this time, which is good. Mama went to town the other day and came home looking like she stuck her finger in a light socket. She got a new perm. Scary! She has hair that touches her shoulders and she said she likes the curly look better than straight. It's tighter than last time though and we are all getting used to it. She washed it this morning and maybe now she won't scare herself each time she passes a mirror. It was pretty wild looking yesterday.

Scout's birthday was yesterday. We didn't really do much. Mama had said we would go to the park, but Scout's foot is still sore. She cut it earlier this week while running in the yard. We didn't go to Burger King, either. I think it's because of Mama's hair. She wanted to hide out until she could wash it. We had homemade frozen treats to celebrate.

I've been thinking about how people can change their looks with just changing their hair. I can't do that. I mean, look at me, I barely have enough hair to cover my body and not even all of it. I have a bald belly, yes, I said BALD. I decided to try something though. What do you think? Do I look dignified?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Scout!!!

Scout is 3 years old today!!!! I told her she could be a princess for the day. We haven't decided what we will do today, but we may to to Burger King for lunch. It's very rare for the pups to go to town in the middle of the week, but since gas prices are low right now and Daddy is out of town, you never know what crazy things we might do.

Woot Off!

Today's a Woot Off on http://www.woot.com/ ! This is not a paid endorsement. I just like to Woot!

Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm the Man of the House This Week

Well, guys, my Daddy is traveling this week. Mama said he will be home in 4 sleeps, but I've gone to sleep 4 times today and he still isn't home. I guess her sleeps and my sleeps are different.

My job is to take care of Mama while Daddy's gone. I hope nothing big comes up. There was one time when Daddy was gone that I had to help Mama fix her computer, chase off a snapping turtle, kept Mama safe because a storm came and knocked out our electricity at night and then had to defend her from a snake that got in our screen porched. It's exhausting being the "man of the house".

Saturday, November 15, 2008

More Holiday Photos of Past & Present Pets

It's me Jack again....I just realized that the obsession with holiday photos goes back even farther than I thought. I have found holiday photos of the pets before me. I think Mama has a definite problem.

This is Barney. He was in a abusive house before coming to live with Mama. Mama says he was the coolest cat that she has ever known. He became a diabetic at the age of 15 and never minded getting his daily insulin shots. He died at the age of 17 in 2003. Barney may have been a cool cat, but he looks a little ticked about wearing that Santa hat.

This is Sami. She moved in when she was a puppy and lived with Mama and Daddy until she died at the age of 15 in 2006. I was adopted a few months after she went to the Rainbow Bridge.

This is the holiday photo that Mama used last year. It's of Scout and me, of course. See, no hats, no ties, just our holiday collars. Mama had the hang of things last year.

Just Call Me Mr. December 2022

  That's right, I am Mr. December in the Celebrating Greyhounds 2022 Calendar.  All of the folks' greyhounds have been in the calend...