Monday, August 31, 2009

What's a PawPawty?

Some of you might be confused by my last post -- the Sekurity Report for the PawPawty. Let me explain...

Mom let me set up my very own Twitter account, and I've met hundreds of doggies and kitties and teddy bears and hedge hogs and guinea pigs and squirrels and pigeons and all sorts of other animals from all over the world. Once a month, all of my anipals (animal friends) have a big party. They call it a "paw pawty" because, well, most of us have paws...obviously...

Anyway, a PawPawty is an online party were everyone chats through Twitter and plays along with the party theme. There's an optional cover charge for the party, and the money goes to whichever animal charity we're supporting that month. This month we raised over $1,300!

The PawPawty Sekurity Team stands by in case anyone needs help during the party. And this month, I joined the Sekurity Team! (Don't laugh.) I kept track of all of the sekurity-related events at the party. I'm the official Dokumentation Officer for the Sekurity Team. Not bad for a skittish little doggie, huh?

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sekurity Report: August 2009 PawPawty

The August 2009 PawPawty was held August 28 and 29 with a Woodstock theme. The PawPawty Sekurity Team included:

Captain SnickersSergeant Shawnee Shep
Officers Frosty and DewNinja Strike Force Leader MizCleo
Officer BrutusOfficer Annie
Officer MorrisDokumentation Officer Lexi-Lou

Official Sekurity Report

2:00 p.m.Officers Frosty & Dew reporting in for duty! Let's get this #pawpawty started!!
2:00 p.m.We're kicking off by remembering our anipals who couldn't be with us today.
2:05 p.m.Sekurity is raising a (non-alcoholic) glass and toasting to our pals across the bridge. *cheers*
2:18 p.m.Officer Frosty reports all is going well. No incidents. Everyone playing nicely. Lots of celebrating! Great start to #pawpawty.
2:30 p.m.Officer Frosty reports: but I think we got it under control. That was close!
2:58 p.m.Officer Dew made made sure everyone knew about the correct potty areas so we can keep everything clean and tidy.
3:00 p.m.Officer Frosty is getting distracted by all the cute doggies!
3:05 p.m.Officer Dew reports that everyone is happy and drinking themselves silly! So far a complete success!
3:06 p.m.Captain Snickers reports: our new #pawpawty Sekurity Officers Frosty and Dew are doing an EXCELLENT job!
3:11 p.m.Officer Frosty made a sekurity announcement regarding safe pawtying
3:25 p.m.Officer Dew has checked in on most of the kitties who are enjoying catnip bubbles and kitty-tails. All is meowrific!
3:32 p.m.Officers Frosty & Dew are circling the trip tent. Everything seems to be in order so far.
4:00 p.m.SEKURITY BULLETIN: Sergeant Shawnee Shep on duty for the next two hours - be sure to contact sekurity with issues.
Handoff Report:Sekurity might want to check in on @Dunkin_the_Cat - too many kitty-tails were consumed.
4:10 p.m.Sergeant Shawnee Shep reports that @Dunkin_the_Cat might have had too many niptinis and asked that the bus keys be handed over for safety.
4:15 p.m.Sergeant Shawnee Shep: Checking on @Dunkin_the_Cat, but thinks he passed out behind the stage.
4:17 p.m.Sergeant Shawnee Shep: Note that @Gabby_da_Tabby having issues with poop and gas (spelling/reading it, not actual poop and gas).
4:20 p.m.Sergeant Shawnee Shep investigated @bdgrlaw for slipping something in @Dunkin_the_Cat's drink. Accusation denied.
4:25 p.m.Trouble reported with @indykitty who placed catnip on Sergeant Shawnee Shep and also ran around nakey, nakey. Sergeant reminded @indykitty that nekkid animals is o.k….just no nekkid humans.
4:40 p.m.Sergeant Shawnee Shep advises @CJdoggirl to not tweet while driving to #pawpawty with @catbirddog.
4:45 p.m.Sergeant Shawnee Shep informs @Dunkin_the_Cat that investigation revealed all of the drinks is spiked, and not just those consumed by Dunkin.
4:52 p.m.Sergeant Shawnee Shep suspects foul play with illegal nip.
4:55 p.m.SEKURITY BULLETIN: Let officer on dooty noes if this kittey is spotted he was standing next to @Dunkin_the_Cat. Those is some dialated pupils!
5:00 p.m.Sergeant Shawnee Shep reports that @indykitty confessed to the drink spiking: "*laughs* I spiked the punch. I spiked the smoothies. I spiked you!"
5:02 p.m.Sergeant Shawnee Shep confiscates
5:05 p.m.SEKURITY ALERT: Please be on the lookout for @MissBusyBiz's dollie wot is missing.
5:12 p.m.MISSING DOLLY APB: fuzzy with a mustard stain from a food fight and one foot got into the mud - she comes to "Dollie."
5:20 p.m.Sergeant Shawnee Shep reports that @indykitty has seen the error if his ways and wants all to say no to nip.
5:23 p.m.Sekurity advises @SwtGeorgiaBrwn that wet fur contest with water pistol is OK as long as it is concenshual.
5:25 p.m.Officer Shawnee Shep investigated @Pandafur for illegal nip, but it was o.k. nip.
5:28 p.m.Report came in of a possible Dollie sighting. Turned out to not be the Dollie, and suspekt was released but not allowed to stay at #pawpawty 'cause too skeery!
5:35 p.m.@SwtGeorgiaBrwn voluntarily surrendered for shooting @Hellahedgie with a water gun; sekurity officer told her not illegal.
5:40 p.m.MISSING DOLLIE APB: The dollie up front in this picture is the dollie wot @MissBusyBiz is missing
5:55 p.m.Per @MissBusyBiz, she found Dollie under a blanket with a Teddy Bear. Brother Mac wil take Dollie home. Requested that sekurity talk to Teddy about the incident.
6:00 p.m.Officer Brutus begins his shift; Sergeant Shawnee Shep remains in case assistance is needed.
Handoff Report:@SwtGeorgiaBrwn was told wet fur contest wif water pistol OK as long as consenshual but keep eye on her, getting a little wild. Confiskated @indykitty‘s illegal nip stash; he has now seen the error of his ways & says to all say no to nip. @MissBusyBiz‘s dollie has been founded and has been sent home so she not get losted again.
6:05 p.m.Sergeant Shawnee Shep reports that @SwtGeorgiaBrwn and @CrewPack has handed in water pistols so no longer an issue.
6:30 p.m.Officer Brutus confiscates baggie of green stinky material ("nip") from @FestusLittleMan.
7:00 p.m.Officer Brutus investigates report from @Dunkin_The_Cat of a streaker. Photo proof is available.
7:30 p.m.Streaker has been identified as hairless cat. Asked to put on a Woodstock outfit to blend in more.
8:00 p.m.Captain Snickers reports for dooty.
Handoff Report:Asked streaker to put on clothes. Confiscated baggies from several smokers (nip, pot, u know). Chased off spammer. It's been really quiet the last hour. Confiscated stuff locked up in sekurity office.
8:10 p.m.Captain Snickers reminds #pawpawty of rule on nekkidness.
8:24 p.m.SEKURITY ALERT: @MissBusyBiz spotted a kitty stuck in the rafters. Please keep an eye out so you don't get felled on.
8:35 p.m.Captain Snickers confirmed the location of the kitty and put out a bulletin asking for help from any of the kitten's friends to help talk him down.
8:36 p.m.Officer Brutus, still at PawPawty, received request from @SydPie to locate lost ID (collar). Brutus found it on dance floor and returned it.
8:40 p.m.@MissBusyBiz reported a rear-pinch while on the dance floor. Captain Snickers is keeping an eye out for any more bad behavior. Advised @MissBusyBiz to report any future problems.
9:00 p.m.Captain Snickers deputizes @wilsonbear so that he can step out of #pawpawty for a minute. (It's good to be the Captain.) Ninja Strike Force Leader MizCleo is also available to assist.
9:04 p.m.SEKURITY BULLETIN: Ninja Strike Force Leader MizCleo and Deputy Wilson Bear in charge of sekurity.
9:18 p.m.Report came in from @HellaHedgie of a spammer. Ninja Strike Force Leader MizCleo and Deputy Wilson Bear successfully blocked him. Made security announcement.
9:28 p.m.SEKURITY BULLETIN: Captain Snickers back in charge of #pawpawty sekurity.
9:30 p.m.Captain Snickers reported bad #pawpawty spammer to Twitter. We got him!
9:31 p.m.Deputy Wilson Bear steps down from sekurity dooty. Great work for a first-time deputy!
9:32 p.m.Captain Snickers, Officer Annie discuss plan to save kitty stuck in the rafters. Officer Brutus plans to throw a rope to the kitty. Dokumentation Officer Lexi-Lou asks Ninja Strike Force Leader MizCleo to use ninja skills to save kitty.
9:47 p.m.Officer Annie arrived early for dooty but brought "special" brownies. Captain Snickers reminds her to not partake until after she's off dooty.
Handoff Report:Officer Annie reported early, so she was already updated on the situation. Captain Snickers reminded her and Ninja Strike Force Leader MizCleo to continue operations to rescue the kitty in the rafters.
9:55 p.m.Sergeant Shawnee Shep, still helping while off dooty, reports reskoo mishun in progress by Ninja Strike Force Leader MizCleo. See photo for all the action.
10:04SEKURITY BULLETIN: Officer Annie now in charge of sekurity. Captain Snickers signing off.
10:05 p.m.Sergeant Shawnee Shep reports: Tada! Reskoo mission suksesful!
10:30 p.m.Reports came in of dogs in trouble: @MugsyDog (, @LouPeb ( Sergeant Shawnee Shep investigating if either had take-out meal.
10:38 p.m.Officer Annie found stoned kitties. Will monitor situation.
11:09 p.m.Officer Annie asked @RockumSockum to close his legs after a questionable picture surfaced (warning -- graphic content).
11:25 p.m.Sergeant Shawnee Shep also reported some photos of animals who enjoyed too much at #pawpawty.
12:00 a.m.Officer Annie ends her shift. Note: NO SEKURITY COVERAGE for the next 2 hours.
1:55 a.m.Officer Morris reports for sekurity dooty.
Handoff ReportNone -- no sekurity coverage prior to Officer Morris's shift.
2:33 a.m.Officer Morris promotes "groovy cake" and then wonders if sekurity should actually be doing that.
2:38 a.m.SEKURITY BULLETIN: If anyone is feeling the effects of too much grooviness, @TheNibblor has set up tents and sleeping bags for you to chill out in.
2:48 a.m.SEKURITY BULLETIN: Officer Morris reports that if anyone is NOT feeling chilled out and totally groovy, please speak to Sekurity. We can help ;)
3:08 a.m.Officer Morriscat advises @henryandfriends not to sip and skip at the same time, or you might spill your milk!
4:01 a.m.Officer Morris reports himself for breaking into the sekurity strongroom and handing out the confiscated stash.
4:03 a.m.Officer Morris reports: Heh heh... I am a BAD security officer ;)
4:14 a.m.Officer Morris's shift is over. Note: NO SEKURITY COVERAGE for the next 4 hours.
7:48 a.m.Ninja Strike Force Leader MizCleo reports for early dooty because of lack of sekurity coverage.
Handoff Report:None -- no sekurity coverage prior to Ninja Strike Force Leader MizCleo signing in.
7:57 a.m.Ninja Strike Force Leader MizCleo reports that the bar is still open, but you have to serve uself because the bartender is passed out!
8:26 a.m.Officer Annie reports in for dooty late. The smoke at #pawpawty during her last shift caused sleep-in problems.
Handoff Report:It was pretty quiet. @scully_cat and @simonelechat are now mixing drinks, Officer Morris is Djing (off dooty).
9:08 a.m.Officer Annie reports night-time rukus: @ConfuciusCat got knocked into mosh pit and dumped in mudpile. @HellaHedgie had lost his Speedos.
9:15 a.m.Speedos were reportedly found in @ConfuciusCat's mouth after waking up in mud puddle.
9:30 a.m.Officer Annie takes @RosieandCheeto to the recovery tent for a time out.
9:39 a.m.SEKURITY BULLETIN: If u playin in de mud please don't gits near de food till us clean up!
9:55 a.m.Officer Annie gives official warning to streakers @CheshireK and @RosieandCheeto. Then caught streakers and made them put fur/feathers back on.
10:26 a.m.Officer Annie gives official warning to @SirFudgeEsq.
10:51 a.m.Officer Frosty & Dew report for dooty late because they had to take a kitty to the vet.
Handoff Report:It wuz perty quiet!
11:05 a.m.SEKURITY BULLETIN: - on their first date.
11:07 a.m.Officers Frosty & Dew report that #pawpawty raised over $1000! The internets is awesome!
11:10 a.m.Officers Frosty & Dew report: We've got a crowd of hula hoopers getting down and having fun.
11:15 a.m.Officer Dew needs to clean up after Officer Frosty. Thinks someone slipped him a laced brownie. Limited sekurity coverage until Officer Frosty is over the brownie.
11:52 a.m.SEKURITY BULLETIN: Don't drink too much coffee! It can have crazy side effects!
11:55 a.m.Friendly Sekurity Reminder: no name calling, no tail swatting, no teeth gnarling. we all fwiends! Have fun and be safe!
12:00 p.m.Officers Frosty and Dew report that they just saved a poor kitty from an illegal puppy maneuver. Be on the look out for that one!
12:24 p.m.Ninja Strike Force Leader MizCleo reported for dooty
Handoff Report:Watch out for the puppy that sits on kittys.
12:29 p.m.Officers Frosty & Dew sign off sekurity dooty! "Thank you all for playing nicely & making our job easy! Pawty on! Peace out!"
12:32 p.m.Report comes in that @LadyBonessa jumped in the lake but can't swim.
12:35 p.m.SEKURITY BULLETIN: Resku mishun underway! @HankTheDoggy assisted @LadyBonessa out of the lake. Sekurity will continue to moniter.
12:38 p.m.Reports come in that cats like beer! Sekurity will monitor closely!
1:15 p.m.Ninja Strike Force Leader MizCleo reports that the crowd this morning was pretty tame, mostly toast and coffee, some smoothies. Last night was wild!
2:07 p.m.SEKURITY BULLETIN: CONGRATS FRIENDS! PawPawty raised $1281 for TEARS! (+ checks are coming)
2:09 p.m.Ninja Strike Force Leader MizCleo reports that we had a successfull #pawpawty! Advises everyone to have a safe trip home! Inform sekurity if you needs a cab, Ninja Strike Force leader MizCleo gots 'em lined up fur our partygoers!
2:22 p.m.Ninja Strike Force Leader MizCleo signs off! "Have a fabulous day friends! Fank u so much for ur friendship, donashuns, and participation!"

The August 2009 PawPawty Sekurity Team thanks all anipals for participating and having such a great PawPawty!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Last night Mom was on the floor with me, givin' me some good petting and loving. She started scratching my ears (ain't nothing better!) and her face was right down by my little face. She was talking to me and we were practically nose to nose. You know what I did? I burped. And I had just eated some of my canned doggie food, too, so it was a good puppy burp.

I thought it was SO funny. Mom was not amused.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Dry Doggie Food

Tonight I decided to take a walk on the wild side and I ate some of my dry doggie food. That stuff just sits there on my food mat all of the time. I always refuse to touch it. See...Mom gives me some doggie food from a can, and I like that better, so I never eat the dry stuff. I just make Mom give me more canned food when I'm hungry. Got her well trained!

But tonight I got a little adventurous, and a bit too hungry, and I eated the dry stuff. You should have seen the look on Mom's face! She was SO surprised. She even got me more of the dry stuff out. She was so happy that I ate the first bit that I just decided to eat the new pieces of dry food, too.

Tomorrow I'll just be eatin' my canned stuff again, though. Don't want to make a habit of the icky, dry food or Mom won't keep getting the canned food for me!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Big, Big Park

Mom wasn't very happy with me today 'cause I kept her up in the night. I thought she would be scared of those thunder booms like I was. I guess she wasn't. Oh, well.

Anyways, she couldn't have been too upset with me 'cause tonight she had a special treat for me. We went to the big, big park! We never go there 'cause we have to drive there in our car. My pond is right by our house, so that's lots closer. But tonight I got to go to the big park. Yeah!

The big park has grass that's taller than my Mom. Nice sidewalks to walk on, too, through all the trees and tall grass. Mom said there are sculptures for peoples to look at, but those don't really matter to me. I had my eyes on the grass and the trees. I loved all of the cool smells. I sniffed everything, too. My kept saying, "Do you really have to sniff every tree?!" and I would just keep on sniffing! I had so much fun.

We went for a long walk in the big park and it was getting dark out by the time we got back to our car. I was pretty tired when we got home, but I sure had fun at the big park!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Yeah for My Pond!

Mom took me for a walk around the pond tonight! We haven't done that since I had my icky seizure over there a couple of weeks ago. Mom was scared 'cause she didn't think I should walk very far. I missed the pond, though. I had SO much stuff to sniff tonight! I made sure I checked out every tree -- even the ones that I don't normally sniff!

My cool puddle was back, too, 'cause it rained today. I was nice to Mom, though, and I walked around it like a good girl. She was so happy. I did wipe my feets in lots of mud, though. That didn't make Mom so happy. A doggie can only do so much, though...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tick Attack!!!

I hate ticks. They're these nasty little buggies and they pinch! I had two of them get on me two or three summers ago. Icky, icky, icky! But just take a look at the HUGE tick that Mom found on my back tonight...

Isn't that silly?! Mom found a new doggie toy for me that looks like a tick! It says "tick" on its back and "pinch me" on its tummy. I thought that was funny. So did Mom...obviously... So after Mom got done taking pictures of my new tick toy on my back, I attacked it. Take THAT, you icky tick!

Then I decided to pose nice for Mom again. I'm such a good puppy dog. (And Mom gives me cookies when I pose!)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Puppy Poetry: My Name Is Lexi

Mom calls me “silly goose.”
I have no idea why.
I haven’t a single feather,
Nor do I ever fly!

Sometimes she calls me “Lexus.”
That’s closer to my name.
But I’m doggie, not a car,
So that seems a little lame!

“Stink Pot” is another one.
But I don’t take offense.
I’m really not a “pot,”
But the “stink” sure makes sense!

I’m “Solid Gold Doggie”
When I go to the vet.
But Mom says I’m worth it.
(I’m a cute, expensive pet!)

“Pumpkin Head” is the newest,
And the strangest name by far.
I’m nothing like a squash.
(My Mom is so bizarre!)

“Little Love” is my favorite,
And the truest, you see.
‘Cause I’m definitely little,
And Mom sure loves me!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Diggin' to China

It's important to get my blankies just right for napping, and that takes some work. I usually have to dig around for a while. Mom said that sometimes I really go crazy with my digging. Heck, I'm a DOG. I'm supposed to dig! Anyways, she said that I'm going to dig to China soon, though. I have no idea what that means.

Here are some pictures of me diggin' away.

And the final result -- a good nap!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dog-Sitting My Cousin Dakota

This is my cousin Dakota. Uncle Matt and Aunt Kiana asked Mom and I to dog-sit for them last weekend, so Mom and I stayed with Dakota at their house. We've dog-sat before, but it had been a while. I forgotted what it was like to have a big doggy around a lot.

Dakota is a silly, silly boy. You know what he did when we got to the house? He actually peed on my Mom! He was a little scared, I think, 'cause he didn't recognize us. He was probably missing his family, too. So when we got there and Mom went to pet him, he peed on her leg. Then he did it again and got Mom's other leg! Almost peed on her another time, but Mom jumped out of the way in time. I couldn't believe he did that. (It was a little funny, though.)

He sure liked sniffing me. All weekend long, he sniffed and sniffed my booty. I don't think he sees little doggies very much or something. I snipped at him once. I was just tired of the sniffing!

And he tried to steal my Mom just like Hossy does, too. Dakota kept sitting between Mom and me all weekend so that she couldn't pet me. He was actin' like he had to protect Mom from me, but that's just silly. I got jealous of him...but I think he was just jealous of me, too. At night-night time he jumped in the big bed with her. I just roamed around, checking out the house and stuff. I don't like big beds anyway. They're too high off the ground for me!

Dakota loves to play with balls. He has a little one that Mom threw for him lots and lots and he has this big one, too. Look at how he chomped a big hole in it from carrying it around! Anyway, Mom kept kicking this big ball for him and he'd chase it across the yard. They did that all weekend. While they were playing ball, I set off to explore the yard. Uncle Matt and Aunt Kiana have a really, really big yard with a fence around it. I had a LOT of stuff to check out and sniff!

Here's a picture of me checking stuff out while Mom and Dakota were playin' ball. Aunt Katie calls me a "free-range doggie" when I get to explore like this. (She said that when we were on our vacation in Galena. I did lots of exploring there.)

Look at how brave I was this weekend! Can you see me in this picture, all of the way down by the slide? I was a long, long ways away from Mom but I wasn't scared!

Each day, Mom said that we needed to go out and get the paper and check the mail, so we headed down the long lane to do that. Dakota and I loved to run out there, too, but Mom got after us if we ran too fast towards the road. She didn't want any cars to get us. We didn't see any, though, so I think she's just a worry-wart.

After we got the mail, Dakota and I had to wait for Mom to let us back in the house. I wanted to be first this time, so I jumped up on the porch before Dakota could get there!

We even went to Grandma and Grandpa's house while we were dog-sitting. I liked that. I got to ride in the front of the car like always, but Dakota had to ride in the back. My cousin Hoss was at Grandma's, too, so that was cool. I like Hossy, and Dakota and Hoss like to play together. That let me have some time with Mom -- since Dakota was playing with Hossy, he wasn't always stealing Mom from me. Mom took some pictures of all three of us in Grandma's backyard, but she didn't notice that Hossy was going poo when she did. (That's so funny!) So this picture is just Dakota and me. She wouldn't let me post the picture of Hossy going poo. He he he!

Mom and Grandma thought it was cool that we had three doggy cousins together in one spot. We were only missing Pheebs. She's Uncle Mark and Aunt Kari's pug doggie. If Pheebs was there, we would have had all of the cousins together!

Anyways, Dakota-sitting was cool 'cause I loved his big yard. I didn't like him stealing Mom from me, but that yard might just have been worth it for the weekend! I was really happy to get back home on Sunday. I walked in our door and then just fell asleep on my doggie bed in the living room. Mom said I didn't move for five hours!