Wednesday, February 29, 2012


This is Riverbend Rock Island Rapids aka Rocky.  He seriously cracked me up all day.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I Don't Get It

Hey guys, it is me Ruffles!

I haven't posted an "I don't get it rant" in a long time.  Mainly because I had Mom perfectly trained.  It took a while but I accomplished my mission.  But recently, things have seriously gone astray.

First, Mom says, "Ella had puppies".  Now I have seen these things and they are not puppies.  I love puppies!  Puppies play, bark, romp, walk over my back, wrestle, play tug, and these critters do not do any of these things.  I don't get it!

Second, Mom says, "Ruff I don't have time to throw your ball for hours!"  What the heck?  I had her trained to throw that ball until I decided the game was over.  I even trained her to fetch it, if I didn't like where she threw it.  What is happening?  I don't get it!

Third, I am sleeping with Mom Kathy instead of Mom.  Mom Kathy doesn't understand my bed rules.  She allows Rainbow to sleep up beside her, and I am at the foot of the bed.  Good grief!  I don't get it?

Fourth, Mom isn't catering to my eating schedule and habits.  I prefer my kibble fully mixed with wet food, a good handful of cheese on top, and then I bark at it for 20 mins or so then I eat.  Mom actually said, "Ruffles I don't have time for this nonsense today, eat or go hungry."  The nerve! At least she mixed it up good and put my cheese on it.  But  I still don't get it!

Finally, when we have visitors they fawn over those hamsters, Mom calls puppies.  Now seriously, this is completely unacceptable!  I am King Ruffles.  My subjects come to fawn over me, not hamsters!  Now I get a few scritches and a good boy Ruff, then on to the critters.  I REALLY don't get this one!

Things better get back to normal soon, or I am going to start a bark revolt.  Mom hates there's an idea.  Gotta go and start my bark revolution.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

City Sister, Country Sister

While Dora the Explorer poses gracefully beside the blooming daffodils at the Georgetown Library...

Her country bumpkin sister, Rainbow,  is doing her best to look like she has been "rode hard and put away wet!"

Maybe it is because we haven't actually ever frozen this year, and the backyard is a complete mudhole.  Anyone have any ideas for seeding the dog yard?

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I am a weeeeeeee bit busy with our first litter of puppies, so meet me over at our website for a puppy fix.  I suspect I'll have much caper news as soon as the little kids are mobile!  For now, see you at riverbend!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Dora Plays Magic Dog

Jill sent this adorable video of Dora the Explorer  playing with her Magic Dog game.  My favorite part of the video is how Dora waits to be invited to participate in her favorite game.  Good girl, Dora.

(Dora is out of the Music X Russ litter.  They are now 2.5 yrs old.  It hardly seems possible that all that time has come and gone.)

Friday, February 3, 2012

It's Me Again...

Hello folks it is me Shaker again.

Today I kept the world safe from lions, and tigers, and bears. 

Mom says, I am watching way too much TV but I did liberate two sticks, 3 leaves and a ton of mud from the back yard.  Not a bad days work, eh?

See ya.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Shaker Baby...Not

Greetings...It is I Shaker.

They call me Shaker Baby but do I look like a baby?  NO!  I am a watch dog.  I am very good at it.  Russ is not!  I have posted a couple of pictures of me on duty.  So you can see I am not a baby.  How am I going to get them to stop calling me Shaker Baby?