Happy Gotchaversary!

May 6, 2008

Not only is today the 2nd anniversary of the bodacious Jag and her beloved CookinBoy, but I can’t believe it’s been two years since this little bundle of neuroses came into our lives.

I hope we all celebrate both these auspicious occasions for many years to come.


We Got a Surprise from the Groomers Yesterday

April 29, 2008

There’s poodles under all that rastafarian fur!

I hope they don’t start getting all snooty and, well, y’know…French.

That Was NOT Good

February 28, 2008

So there I was driving along minding my business, when suddenly I heard a tremendous popping sound and the cab of my truck filled up with a foul smelling cloud. Apparently the guy at the UHaul store overfilled my propane cannister yesterday and the overflow valve burst a seal. I drove straight to my office with all the windows open and my head hanging out like a Golden Retriever.

Pay no attention to that loud hissing sound and rotten egg odor emanating from the culvert behind my warehouse.

I’m blaming it on the dog.


They’re Getting Along Famously

February 26, 2008


And yea the Nervous Nellie shall lay down with the Crazy Cockapoo, and there shall be peace in the valley.

I’d Better Watch My Back

January 23, 2008

I was the history major in the family, but RUABelle is the researcher. After our beloved dog passed away a few years ago, she took an appropriate time to open her heart to another animal and then set to work researching what kind of new dog to get. Every day my email box would be filled with listings from petfinder.com. Each of them looked sweet and adorable and pitiful and absolutely in need of a loving household like ours.

My position was that of the executive branch, strictly a veto option. So it’s really my fault that we got Nellie the Nervous Pudelhund who used to bite me and crap and pee all over me. In the end, after a year of loving and diligent training, she has turned into a great member of the family.

After the puppy research was over, new used car fever set in for RUABelle. Back to the internet she went and my email box runnethed over again, this time with posts from cars.com, ebay motors and carmax. Again, I expressed few opinions until she actually took me to drive a car with her after months of deliberation. “I like it.” I said. “You should buy it. I’ll transfer the money into your account on the way to work tomorrow.” She was utterly bumfoozled that I could make such an important decision like that so quickly and actually pull the trigger on the commercial transaction part of the process, but I’m a gatherer-not a hunter.

Again, it was a great choice and we’ve both really enjoyed her vehicle, especially on the one or two occasions a year that she actually lets me drive it.

Then it was dog time again. Nellie needed a little playmate to help wear her out during the day so that we could sleep at night. She endangered my disk storage limits as yet another research effort that would be worthy of a masters thesis ensued until we finally went to a pet adoption day and took home the first dog I held. Behold the wonder that is Rufus.


Again, an excellent choice through our combined efforts.

However last weekend, RUABelle drove my truck and decided it’s a dangerous piece of junk. She sent me links to eight different used cars yesterday. I’d better check my bank account.

I hope she never gets on match.com. Or at the very least that she gives me veto power…

Now We’ve Done Gone and Done It

January 13, 2008

Meet the newest member or the CeeElCee family:


He doesn’t have a name yet, but he sure is a cutie! And Nellie the Nervous Pudelhund loves him.

I can’t believe we’re a bipoodler family.

This Is Not a Halloween Costume

October 31, 2007


This is a pitiful Pudelhund who had a tumor removed from her foreleg. Biopsy pending, but it shouldn’t be anything to worry about.

Or laugh at.

Quit it!