Thursday, April 28, 2011

Good bye Again, Good Bye!

Anybody know where that quote is from? My very favorite book: Go Dog Go.

Today I'm just jumping by to say a sad "farewell". My Ma has decided that I'm no longer allowed to have my very own blog because she doesn't have the time to help me with it anymore. I'm a little sad about that, and am still keeping my paws crossed that the time will come again for me to be back live here on Pooch Tales. But in the meantime, she told me I could write on hers every so often - and I'm excited about making new furiends over there! In fact, I just did my introductory post today, and so if you'd like to stop in for a visit at my new digs, just click HERE!

The official homepage where I will become a new guest writer is: Vignettes. I hope you'll all still be my friends and stop by with a wag and a lick every now and then! I'll miss you!

---Chester

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Story

Once upon a day, I was just trotting around enjoying my morning routine: wake up, walk, breakfast, bath, play time with Carol, Bichon Blitz, and then it was time for my after-blitz sun soak. So off to Ma's bedroom I head, when what do I behold!? Her Majesty, the Queen, asleep in my favorite napping cushion. Grrr...I've told her about that. She knows I get dibs in the mornings, but there she was - big as life nonetheless.
The nerve of THAT CAT!
Maybe I'll try tattling to get her in trouble:
"Ma! Auti's in my bed again! Make her get out!"
Then here comes trouble:
Caroline: "Oh look! A cat! Don't worry Chester, I'll get her out for ya"


Care: "Um...on second thought...I think we need a better plan..."

To be continued...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Operation GIAEWP Part 3

Ma gives me the training ring for the first time
Ok, so I've been getting my wedding groove on lately - you all know that. Some of you have suggested that I should be the ring bearer, so I thought I'd audition for that position - what the heck? I'm hoping for "Best Dog", but it's always good to have a fall back. I mean, I am 3...isn't that a little old for a ring bearer? Anyway... again, I enlisted Ma's help, and she made me this great "training ring" so I could practice (she said they get smaller and smaller as I improve). Here's how it's been going so far:


Oh rats! I dropped it!
K, think I got it now. Gotta be careful with something so small!

Hmmm...tastes kinda good. Oh sorry! Right Ma, FOCUS!

Trying out the hand off (when I give the ring to the minister)

So whadya think Auntie Em?
I'm practicing real hard, and getting better everyday! I've got let's see...10 days to get it perfect, yup, I got this. Hope I get the job!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sunny Days, Keeping the Clouds Away...

Caroline and I have a favorite outside place here at Windy Poplars. It's actually the same as Ma's: under the ironwood tree. We have a swing bed set up there, and when it's lovely, Ma will take her work (and us...or maybe she calls us her work too...hmmm...) outside and we'll all have a wonderfully relaxing swing in the fresh air. We usually bring a bonie or two with us and have a good outdoor chew while we're at it.
Here we are on the swing bed with ma chewing on our bonies

Carol jumped off to potty, and is enjoying some time looking at the brook.

Here I am burying my bonie under Ma so Caroline can't find it when she comes back!

Then we got down for a romp around the yard (which is starting to get GREEN!)

Still romping...

Then Ma called us back, and here's me being perfect back on the swing, and there's Carolou being bad and running the other way (and Pa had to go get her) heh,heh she got in the big trouble for that one (i.e. Pa made her go inside)!

Do you have a favorite place to hang out at your house when it gets warm outside?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Operation GIAEWP Part 2

Hello {{echo}} hello hello... Is anybody out there out there out there??? I know, I've been such a bad bloggy pooch lately. Life's just been busy, Ma's been preoccupied and hasn't taken too many pics of me (despite my constant nagging). But, she has come to her senses, apologized, we kissed and made up (well, I licked and made up), and we're back on bloggy track now. Have you missed me?!

Today is part 2 in my Operation Get Into Auntie Em's Wedding Party (GIAEWP for short). Although I may have to change it to: GIACWP because I've had to start calling Auntie Em, Auntie Clotty because she went and got herself some blood clots A MONTH BEFORE HER WEDDING! How incredibly inconvenient. I would've waited until after my wedding to get some (just sayin'). Anyway, I've been visiting her as often as I can, like any good neph-pup should, and I'll sit on the bed and snuggle with her for awhile to help her feel better. I know. I'm a giver.

But, the wedding will go on - clots or  not clots! SO, thought I'd better start brushing up on my dancing skills since the wedding party always does a special dance with the bride and groom. I asked Ma to help me (since she's a dancer), and we've had a few productive lessons. I actually think my form is getting pretty good!
In the above pic I'm in natural ballroom hold. Then, the pic below, I think, really shows my excellent frame (it's important for the boy to have a good frame and posture Ma says).
So, Auntie Clotty...are you  ready for a furry addition to your wedding party yet???

Friday, March 4, 2011

My Doggy Bed

I just love my doggy bed! Do you have one?  I'll squeeze my way into it, no matter where it ends up!
Even when Ma smooshes it between the buffet and Caroline's pen! Where there's a will there's a way!
There! See? Plenty of room! Ahhh...bed sweet bed!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

Just Trying to Sleep...

My dear sister, Caroline the Crazy, while normally delightful to have around (she likes to play with me WAY more than The Queen does) is sometimes her own variety of a royal pain. Case in point: when I am trying to achieve my Sunday afternoon handsome sleep with Pa. There I was, all snuggled up on my favorite cushy throw behind Pa on the overstuffed chair, snoozing contentedly away, when who do you suppose bounds up onto the chair with the vigor of a puppy on caffeine pills? You got it. HER. Here's how it went down:
Me. Happy. Snoozing. Peaceful.
Caroline wakes me up with a smooch and wants me to come play.
When I tell her I don't want to play, she decides to give me a bath.
...and clean out my ears. Still no sleeping going on here...
FINALLY I convince her to chillax and she lays down...

...and she eventually starts to drift away to sleep...
Calm is restored, and I'm back to my Sunday afternoon handsome sleep.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ratting Out The Queen!

Today's post is the result of some super sleuth-y covert operations on my part. This isn't something that is general public knowledge. She keeps it under wraps pretty well...but I am about to break the story to the world...The Queen...yes...even Her Majesty The Queen...has a dirty habit!
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Are you ready for this?
She.
Licks.
Plastic.

Oh my goodness! Have you ever heard of a stranger habit? Not I (although Carol has quite a few strange ones herself). Autumn will seek out plastic of any kind. Snuggle down next to it all cozy, and LICK it. For a long time.Truly an addiction. I think she needs intervention personally. - Here are a few photos I managed to click (while hiding in Ma's ficus tree) of The Queen and her dirty little secret:
Does she not look incredibly guilty here?


Yup, there she goes. Licking away.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Has Spring Sprung?

Oh my chewies! Has it been gorgeous outside lately or what???! I think Spring may have come a little early to Windy Poplars this year (although Pa says he thinks Winter still has a few cold tricks up her sleeve). Well, I tell you what, we're sure making good use of the warmth while it's here. Hope those darn fwees don't come back early too. Yuk, yuk, yuk. I hate them. The other day Ma and Pa took Carolou the Caribou (I like to call her that sometimes) and I out for a nice long constitutional. Here are some pictures from our outing:



What's the weather been like where you are?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mission: Possible

Hello Furiends! Today commences "Operation Get-Into-Auntie Em's Wedding Party" (Operation GIAEWP for short). My Auntie Em is getting married in just two months, and I've always wanted to be in a wedding! I think it would be quite an adventure! Don't you? For goodness sake, I'm the perfect color to go with any scheme you could dream up! I'm chute, and adorable, and well, why wouldn't you want a Bichon in your wedding I ask you? So anyway, I thought maybe if I posted a little about why I would be so indispensable to her wedding party, maybe Auntie Em would break down and ask me.

Today, I'm exhibiting Reason #1 of "Why I Should Be in Your Wedding Party": How very handsome I look in a bow tie:
...and another angle (in case you're still deciding if you agree or not!)...
I hope you're reading Auntie Em! :-) 

Oh, and Pee.S.: Don't you wish you had an Auntie Em??? I know, I know. I'm lucky! Just think: if our house is ever in danger of blowing away to Oz, I can actually yell bark "Auntie Em! Auntie Em!" because I actually have one!


Pee.Pee.S.: If you wanna put in a good word for me as to why I would be such a perfect addition to her wedding party, it wouldn't hurt!

Wags from, --Chester


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Make sure you show LOTS and LOTS of snuggly, waggy, licky, love today!!!

Love to all my dear sweet bloggy furiends, --Chester

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hide and Seek

There is SO much to teach a newcomer about living here at Windy Poplars. I've had my paws full the past few months - let me tell ya! But I've been trying to teach little Carolou some fun stuff too - like how to play hide and seek. She's kinda getting the hang of it, but she still has some things to learn. See for yourself:
Gettin' there. Just needs to conceal that little black nose to get the full "hide" goin' on. These skills, although used in play among us furry beasts, are also well utilized by the discerning pooch in such instances as when Ma or Pa say things like, "Time to trim your nails!" Yup. That is definitely hide-under-the-bed worthy.
Well that's all for today folks. Thanks for stopping by! What are some of your favorite games?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Early to Bed...

...early to rise - makes a pooch healthy, wealthy, and wise.
I seem to be falling asleep early every night that we watch a movie these days (which has been more frequently lately since Ma has some busy crafting project she's been working on into the wee sma's the past week). Must be getting old. Or must be getting handsome (you know...getting my beauty handsome sleep). Anyway, with these early-to-bed nights, it makes me super bright eyed and bushy tailed (emphasis on the bushy-tailed) in the morning. Sometimes even before the sun is up! I don't understand why Ma, Pa, and Carolou aren't ready to get up and at 'em with me! Maybe they should try to get to bed earlier...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Yikes! I'm being eaten head first by my sister the lion(ess). Someone call Ma!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

MY FAVORITE PICTURE!!!

Thought I'd share with you, my dear furiends, one of my favorite pictures I've taken of late:
We were at the grandhumans house visiting Monte when this was taken btw. Allow me to break down just a few of the many reasons why this is such a fabulous moment caught on film:
1. Aunt Amy is obviously disturbed (mad).
2. I am obviously not in the picture, and so am obviously not the object of her disturbation.
3. Monte and Caroline are. (!) heheh
4. Monte looks like an evil alien on crack (and he was kind of acting like it)!
5. Caroline looks like a possessed abominable snowman.
6. I was sitting calmly on Ma's lap observing the fracas from afar and thus was lavishly praised for my goodness.
7. I truly savor moments like this - when I am atop (for however brief a time) the podium of "The Best Dog of the Family" award. :-)

Wags from (the angelic), --Chester

Friday, January 28, 2011

Chester vs. the Camera...

...and Chester wins! Gotcha Ma!

Here is the picture Ma was trying to snap on a recent car trip of Caroline looking all chute and everything (incidentally, do your humans say "chute" instead of  "cute"? I always kind thought Ma and Pa said that because it went better with Chester - you know: "Ch"ester the "Ch"ute? Anyway...moving on...) -

The picture that Ma wanted:
But this is the picture she got first! Just when she was about to hit the button, HA! Tricked her!
...and one more... Ha! Tricked you again Ma! Am I good or what?!
Just didn't want you to forget who your favorite pooch was :-)!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Some Tricks for You!

So Ma said she wanted to try and videotape some of my tricks - and I was all super excited! My 10 minutes of fame had arrived! My fur was trimmed, I was lookin' handsome, but then, as soon as that darn camera turned on, I got all shell-shocked and stuff! Kinda forgot my tricks that we had rehearsed, then Caroline decided to come in and steal the show and got me all even more flustered. Good grief! I wanted another take, but Ma said she didn't have the battery life for it. I really am smarter than this video makes me out to be. I promise. Please believe me! Ok, is that sounding desperate? I'll stop now. Annnnddddd....roll the tape!

video

Monday, January 24, 2011

I'm Running for President!!!

Well, maybe not...but I (oh yeah, and Caroline too) AM entering for a chance to win the "Funniest Dog Photo" contest hosted by Wigzi, and YOU, my friend, can help by voting for us! This contest is being hosted on Facebook, and here are our entries:

"I think this qualifies as 'invading your privacy' "
Everybody loves a good belly laugh!
I may look like a cute, fluffy Bichon, but inside I'm really a ferocious beast!
Whichever picture gets the most "likes" wins a free ipad! So if you've got your own funny pet pics, link on up! But please take a minute to click HERE first and "like" Wigzi Pet Products. Then it will let you vote, so come back here and click on the photo(s) above that you would like to vote for, and then click "Like" beneath them once the Facebook page comes up. If one of the above photos REALLY makes you laugh, tell your friends and family, and have them vote for us too! Thank you so very much!