Hi! I'm a Black Lab / Newf mix named Randi Sue, but you can call me Randi...I'm 9 years old & my burpday is 12-30-1999. I've lost 35 pounds over the last two & a half years & have kept it off! I now weigh in at a very sleek 85 pounds. My littermate brother, Dublin, passed over to Rainbow Bridge on March 29, 2007 & I'm still a bit lonely - so visit me when you can & keep me company! WOOF!
For all of you haven't heard about Rosie the Newfoundland who what shot to death by police on November 7, 2010 in Des Moines, Washington when she escaped from her yard - you need to read the following: (GRRR! Blogger STILL isn't letting us link websites..GRRR! - so just cut & paste PLEASE!!!:
Here is a petition to sign: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/rosie-the-newfoundland-shot-by-police/
ITS AN ABSOLUTE TRAGEDY...
& just when everyone has come out & said WHAT? A NEWFOUNDLAND? The most gentle creature out there? Well, thank goodness Murphy the Newfoundland in Roseville, MN just said - "ENOUGH TALK - I'LL PROVE IT!" So yesterday he goes & saves his 95 year old neighbor who had fallen and there was no one there to help her.
There is a huge lesson to be learned from all this - Police teams need to be trained on how to read dog behavior. Just as Murphy saved the life of his neighbor yesterday, Rosie can continue to save the lives of other dogs if we use her memory to demand change in the way police departments handle loose animal situations.
http://www.highlinetimes.com/2010/11/17/opinion/rosie-newfoundlands-death-can-save-lives-if--0 So Murphy in Minnesota - YOU ROCK! & Dear Rosie - Run Free & may you never be scared again.
HAPPY BURPDAY QUINCY! My Little Monkey Stick Brother is one year old today... But as you can tell, he's none the wiser...Cuz I'm actually wearing the bigger of the two hats...He couldn't even balance the extra large one on his extra large noggin'! He's wearing the tiny baby one... - Clearly, he's got a lot to learn... Here's his yummy Burpday cake from the local Three Dogs Bakery... NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM! & Lookie here! MONKEY STICKS GALORE!!!! I finally got my Monkey Stick! & Quincy is conked out from all the celebrations...
Happy Burpday Little Brother... I guess you are kinda growing on me...
HAPPY RANDAY EVERY PUP! Its been furever since my mom/secretary helped me blog...I used to have multiple posts weekly - then it went down to once a week Randay - & then I thought it just might be major holidays...& now MONTHS have gone by. BOOOO! Oh - for all of you who wanna know - I've realized my Monkey Stick Brother Quincy is good for at least one thing - a chin rest... still trying to figure out what else...I'll let YOU know when I know... & speaking of the Monkey Stick - here he is...He's 11 months & 3 weeks... & still a BIG BABY. I've been doing lots of stuff - but mostly missing all my blogging pals...Oh..& sleeping... Here is the Monkey Stick when I told him to go out after a rain shower to find a pot of gold...er, I mean, cheese (more valuable to him than gold). He was waiting like a little leprechaun. He sat there forever...& never found the cheese! Bwhahaha! He's so gullible. & here I am...As awesome as can be. I can still drool so much better than the Monkey Stick. Oh - & since my last post was from July 4th - Here is a list of national days I really wanted to post about, but couldn't...I think they are pretty self-explainatory as to why they would be really important to inform you all about...
July 6 - National Fried Chicken Day
July 15 - National Respect Canada Day
(ok, Monkey Stick is from Canada - & even though I don't like him all the time, I stillrespect him)
Happy Randay Everybody! Ok...there is another holiday today but I'm NOT celebrating it...cuz my mom/secretary has not updated my bloggy in over a month...her excuse? This Big 'Ole Monkey Stick above...Don't be fooled by his innocent little face...he is a thief! A time thief! Steals all my mom/secretary's time so she can't update my bloggy....& to that I say, boooo! I've been trying to help out - keep him out of trouble by keeping him on a *very* short leash - which is attached at one end to my mouth...But he's a wiggly little dude...& doesn't sit still long... So for all you that actually *care* about this Monkey Stick that was brought home to me - He's now five & a half months old & weighs over 75 pounds. Mind you, I'm a nice & sleek 88 pounds - Soon he will be bigger than me...Grrr! Do not be impressed with his gargantuan sized stomach & gargantuan paws...He's still a wee baby & acts like one...My mom tells me he's an infant in an 8th graders body...& that I need to be patient...Do I look patient? NO! But, today I had the last laugh - See, since he's a big porkerbelly & slips & slides all over the floors & in his baby crib/crate, my mom bought him a special anti-skid mat...but he doesn't even know how to use it! Ah hahaha!!!
Happy Mother's Day to all you fabulous dog-mommies out there that actually help your fur-children with the 'puter. Maybe next year I will be more generous & give my mom more than a big YAWN.
Happy Randay & Easterday Everybody! Sorry I've been so busy teaching my new monkey stick brother that moves too much the ropes on how to be a good little brother...Oh..His name is QUINCY...As in Mr. Magoo...cuz he's kinda wobbly & fumbly & has lots of skin around his eyes & I think he might need glasses...Here's what happened the other day during our Easter photo shoot...his first one...he's such a baby & I'm such a pro!
"Ah Randi, how long do we have to do this?"
"Just go to sleep Quincy & it will go a lot faster..." Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz "Randi? Am I sleeping good?"
"Quiet, Quicy!" "Hey Randi! Where are you? I can't see you!"
"Ah Quincy! Stop moving! There are treats at the end...hold still!" "Randi said TREATS!!!!"
So that my dear friends is my little bro Quincy...I still call him a monkey stick...cuz he's super fuzzy...I still wish he came in orange though...
On this Randay/Easterday, I'm thankful for all the extra treats I'm getting because I'm such a good big sister...
DENIAL..................The monkey stick was supposed to stay in the cage. ANGER................ The Monkey Stick moves too much. BARGAINING...Here, Monkey Stick...take this bone, I mean, this banana. DEPRESSION....I'm going to sleep on MY cot under MY sun FOREVER.
ACCEPTANCE....I can't help it...He's on my footie.
Love & Licks,
ps....THIS IS MY BLOG YOU FUZZY MONKEY STICK!
Pss...a word from MY mom/secretary: Sorry everyone its been a busy couple weeks...Randi's new little brother Kenney (his puppy name - still not sure on what we are calling him) is home & its taken a week..but Randi initiated the first game of bitey face yesterday & they have been playing off & on (with Randi's permission, of course) since then. He's a 4 month old, 55lb explosion of black fuzz. Very laid back & quite a funny little guy - very clumsy! Hoping to get more pics up soon...
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????? I guess MY monkey stick didn't come in orange...He is black...& fuzzy...REALLY FUZZY... & here's an operational manual that came in the mail - which must mean that besides making a lot of honkey honkey noise, he will actually move! Like Pinocchio!...But my monkey stick hasn't arrived yet...I guess he's on back order... So really, I'm not worrying too much about a toy that will honk & maybe move a limb every now & then...
But I guess my mom & dad decided that instead of Fed-Exing my new toy, they are going to drive to get him...so I'm off to my pet resort tonight! For a whole week! I'm super excited...I get to vacation for a whole week & then come home to a huge honking brand new toy!
So I'll be back next week...
Love & Licks, Randi
ps...My mom keeps telling me that fuzzy thing is my new little brother - not a monkey stick toy...WHATEVER!
WTF Wednesday is right!~ Look what I found in my bedroom today! A MONKEY CAGE! & the only monkey I can even think of coming to live with me that is big enough for his cage is this monkey below: WALLY'S BIG HONKING MONKEY STICK! If you scroll down on that linky, you can find Wally's most favoritest Monkey Stick! I certain that Wally Angel has sent me this big cage to house a B.H.M.S... & since I've never had the privilage of having a B.H.M.S., he knew I'd need a big honking cage to keep one!
I'm certain that's what the cage is for...I mean, what else could it be???? I've completely IGNORED my mom & dad when they tell I'm getting a little brother...I mean, don't they mean a Big Honking Monkey Stick?