Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Barkday at the Dog Park

First - we apologize for our assistant's lack of time management skills. For some reason, she seems to think that blogging is not at the top of her list of things to do.

Second - thanks to everyone for my barkday wishes!!!

Here are some of the videos and pics that Dad took when we went to the dog park on Monday.

We had the park to ourselves

Princess Eva always has a thick coat but during the winter, she has enough fur for at least two more dogs

Brice likes to get snow on his snooter

Silly Dad actually thought that he needed to ask if we wanted to go to the park

Doing Zoomies!!

And more Zoomies. Brice and I usually zoomie in circles because he's faster so he runs bigger circles than me.

Thanks for stopping by. We're going to sit on Momma until she visits each your blogs.

Woof ya later,
Princess Eva & Brice

Monday, December 21, 2009

Eva's Barkday!!!!

Today is Princess Eva's 6th birthday!!!!!

Sadly, Momma is at work so she can't help us celebrate but Dad stayed home with us today. We know that there will be special treats involved but not sure what else.

We hope to be back later with a more current picture if blogger will cooperate.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Another star will shine tonight

After living a long and much loved life, Khyra's sibe-sister, Kyrye, has made the journey to the rainbow bridge. Kyrye did not have her own blog so please go to Khyra's blog to offer your support during this difficult time.

We'll be lighting a candle tonight in Kyrye's honor and watching for her star.

Message From Valhalla

You were with me to the very end and even after I had "gone" you held me,
and as my soul left my body and I looked down and saw you crying,
I wanted so much to tell you that I understood. You did this for me.

I tried to tell you in my own way that it was time for me to leave,
and I thank you for understanding. No other will take my place,
but those I left behind will need your love and affection as I have had.

You still think of me, and there are times you try to hide your tear-filled eyes....
but please...be happy and think not of sadness,
but of how I made you happy and made you laugh at the funny and smart things I did.

There are no fences in Valhalla, for no one has the desire to "dig out".

There are no thunderstorms in Valhalla, therefore fear is never present.

There are no fights in Valhalla. Everyone is congenial.

There is no hunger. There is no thirst. There is much to explore.
Many of us who are older take care of the little ones and guide them.
It's fun watching them run with their ears flopping and their curly tails wagging.

We have four seasons in Valhalla, and most of us agree, winter is our favorite.

So you see, my loved one, I am very happy...

When it comes time for my friends to leave,
I will meet them at the gates of Valhalla,
and I will acquaint them with this beautiful and serene place,
and I will take care of them for you.

Thank you for loving me, caring for me, and having the courage to let me go with dignity.

Jane S. Morris

Friday, November 20, 2009

This is a wolfhound? Are you sure?

It was down to the wire but the transport list from our last post has been filled. Here are three of the pups that Momma will be driving. She'll have one more but not sure which yet.
Dorian - a very small wolfhound mix

Her brother Creed

Lilly - a shepherd mix

We are planning to return to the blogging world but aren't sure when. We have some major changes going on - a blog redesign, possible new site and Momma gave us the devastating news that she is quitting as our unpaid doggy nanny & resource manager and is returning to the corporate world. To hold you over until we return, here is a picture of me practicing one of my napping positions.

Woof ya later,

p.s. Princess Eva prefers to nap in her cave (kennel) which does not allow for napping pics.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Please help!

I know that we have a lot of anonymous readers in MN and Iowa.

We really need your help.

If any of you do rescue transports or would like to donate your time to help save lives by transporting dogs and puppies from Missouri to no-kill shelters in Minnesota , please contact me at ep_tasha_eva@yahoo.com and I will connect you with the transport coordinators that I work with. All that you need is a few hours of your time and a vehicle and in return, you get the warm fuzzy feeling that you helped save a life.

We usually don't blog about our volunteer efforts (we save that for Facebook) but there are two large transports for a total of over 50 dogs coming up from Missouri shelters this weekend and there are not enough drivers. If more drivers are not found, these transports will fail and the dogs and puppies will be left in the shelters for at least another week.

Transport driving is very easy and the feeling that you get from helping save these dogs is very rewarding.

Here are some of the transport legs that need to get filled.

Beginning Location - Ending Location - Drive Time - # Miles - Scheduled Transport Time


St Louis, MO to Warrenton, MO 1 hour 3 minutes 57.8 Miles 11:15 AM – 12:20 PM

Warrenton, MO to Columbia, MO 1 hour 5 minutes 69 miles 12:55 PM – 2:00 PM

Columbia, MO to Marshall Junction, MO 48 minutes 51 miles 2:30 PM to 3:20 pm


Olathe, KS - Bethany, MO 1 hour, 25 minutes 90 miles 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Bethany, MO – Des Moines, IA 1 hour 47 minutes 104 miles 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM

Des Moines, IA – Clear Lake, IA 1 hour 43 mins 113 miles 12:50 pm to 2:45 pm

Clear Lake, IAOwatanna, MN 1 hour 4 mins 70 miles 3:15 pm to 4:20 pm

Owatanna, MN - Bloomington/Brooklyn Center 55 minutes 55 miles 4:50 pm to 5:50 pm

(This is the transport leg that I drive and I'll be helping save 2 wolfhound mixes and a shepherd mix but if you have a small vehicle, there are lots of little dogs on this transport too)

If you live along this transport route and can help, please let us know.

Princess Eva, Bricey and their Momma

Monday, October 26, 2009

On vacation

Due to an issue with our regular laptop, we're taking a blog vacation for a while. Momma's old laptop has been dusted off but it runs really slow. We'll try to get access to read your blogs but we may not be able to comment and hope to be back with a new post in a few weeks. Please don't forget us!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


We decided to do a little belgian wrestling.

But then somepup had to go whining to Momma that I was playing too rough!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Snow Day

It started snowing early this morning and is suppose to continue all day. We love to play in the snow so we turned our puppy-dog eyes to Momma and she resisted. Brice knew what to do - he started shaking pillows and shredding paper and she caved! Loaded us up and off we went to our favorite dog park.

We're hoping for another trip when Dad gets home from work.

Woof ya later!
Princess Eva

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Do you see what we see?

It's not much.......

It will be gone before long........

But our first snow of the season......

Woof ya later!
Princess Eva

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


It's been raining everyday but we did sneak out to the park during a break in the rain.

Woof ya later!

Friday, October 2, 2009

You can see or you can hear. Pick one!

Dad told us to stop wrestling on the couch cause he couldn't hear the TV.

Is this better?

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Momma was tired of our fur showing on the boring foyer rug. So she got us one that matches our personalities and our fur.She tried to find a cheetah print that would match Eva's crate pad but had to go with tiger stripes.

Woof ya later!
Brice the Big Game Hunter

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Since not everypup can use our PSA from our earlier post, we found the following video for how to do pet CPR.

Since our mom could panic in this situation, she practiced finding our pulse today.

Woof ya later!
Princess Eva

Lazy Rainy Days and a PSA

We've had a few gray & rainy days so we have not had any adventures in the past few days. Momma got tired of rescuing the sofa pillows from me so she put them away. That made me so sad because I love to shake them! Meany Momma told me to settle down and take a nap. Thankfully, I'm big enough to use the arm of the sofa as a pillow! But the sun is shining today so I'm nipping at Momma's heels to take us to the park to run off some pent up energy.

In the current economy, we wanted to share with you several ways to save money on some of your medical needs. We do like to shop local and support our vet, but there are times that getting medications at our vet cuts into our treat and toy budget. Were you aware that many of your dog and cat prescriptions can be filled at a regular pharmacy for less? There are online options too but they would include a shipping cost. Plus the convenience of having the prescription filled while your parents do their other shopping.

Publix will fill your prescription for some antibiotics for free!

Walgreens includes pet prescriptions in their Prescription Savings Club. There is a fee for this program but this includes 400 generics priced at $12 for a 90 day supply. Plus many Walgreens are open 24/7

Walmart also has a list of generics priced at $10 for a 90 day supply. This may be a good option for those of you on Prednisone.

These are just some of the options. So have your parents check with pharmacies in your area...... and suggest that they spend some of their savings on a new toy for you!

Woof ya later!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Our weekend

Those of you who were in on the secret were correct. The picture from Friday's post was 3yr old Belgian Malinois named Dodi. A Belgian Malinois is just like us but with shorter fur. Of course we must give a tip of the hat to Khyra for hosting Dodi at her home for a few hours and for letting her mom be part of the wonderful transport team that got her from Maryland to her foster home in Wisconsin.

Note from Momma - If you know someone that could provide an active foster home for a Belgian in need or would like to adopt one of these amazing dogs, please contact ABMC Belgian Malinois Rescue via their website.


Our Momma was suppose to be doing a transport of her own on Saturday but her portion was cancelled so she took us to the park instead.

Nothing like a good game of zoomies to burn some energy

then Eva thought it was time for some snoofing

Brice gave us a heads-up that there was something interesting at the gate

This pup came to the park. Her people said that she was an Akita/German Shepherd mix.
We think she may have been an Akita with a Terv coat.

Today, we did a family walk in our own neighborhood.

Princess Eva always walks with Dad

And Brice always has Momma at the end of his leash

Our neighborhood has wooded trails that run between some of the streets

Sometimes we see other pups but today, it was our neighbors Bob and Jane.

There is a rumor that now that the weather is starting to cool and the leaves are beginning to change colors, it may be time for a bath before it gets too chilly. We're going to try to distract the humans so that it doesn't happen this week.

Woof ya later!
Princess Eva & Brice

Friday, September 18, 2009

I wonder......

Who this very special little girl is?

Monday, September 14, 2009

A new experience

As we've shared before, Momma and Dad try to make sure that we're exposed to lots of different environments and experiences. This weekend, we went to the Renaissance Fair. There were lots of other dogs there because it was PetFest weekend but we didn't see any other Belgians. We were on our best behavior because Momma says that we have to be good ambassadors for the breed.-no barking, pulling or stealing food.

Look at all the people in funny costumes

Watching various musicians, magicians and other silly humans

Brice meeting a big white fluffy

Waiting nicely with Momma

Come closer! I want to snoof you
(you can expand this pic and see the tip of Brice's snooter stretching towards his new friend)

Thank you

If I could just reach it's head!
Brice was giving the sheep and goats play bows and tried to whap one on the head

Momma says that I'm suppose to herd you and not try to play with you

Brice posing

These puppies look familiar

Eva snoofin' another pup

Look at those really big puppies!
(The white spot on Brice's neck is a tag attached to his collar that all dogs had to wear)

Brice wanted to get closer but didn't want to scare the elephants and camels.

This pup really wanted to meet Brice

We went right when it opened and stayed for less than 2 hours. It was getting warm and crowded so Dad suggested that we head home for a well-deserved nap.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Brice's New Toy

Fat Cat/rope/ball

A little game of tug to peak my interest!
Eva was just waiting to nip my rear when I wasn't paying attention.

Taunting me to get me to jump higher

Gathering power!
If I didn't have so much fur, you'd see my muscles start to quiver

Got it!!!!


Later Gators!!

FYI- Canine Cancer Podcast

The American Kennel Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation are pleased to debut the next podcast in the Genome Barks series.

The Genome Barks podcast series features lectures from the highly successful AKC-CHF Breeders Symposia and provides responsible breeders and pet owners an inside look at the work being done by the AKC and the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

American Kennel Club and AKC Canine Health Foundation Release Podcast about Canine Cancer Treatments [Thursday, September 10, 2009]

Genome Barks welcomes Dr. Jaime Modiano, a member of the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Modiano has spent the last 15 years of his career looking at the mechanisms that are responsible for the origin and progression of canine cancer. Dr. Modiano's current research focuses on better cancer therapies, singling out the canine immune system as a treatment for cancers that are in the process of spreading to various regions of the body.

New podcasts are released every two weeks and can be accessed from either the American Kennel Club website at www.akc.org or the AKC Canine Health Foundation website at www.akcchf.org - click on "Podcasts." They are also available on Apple's iTunes® or directly at www.genomebarks.com

Click here to listen to the podcasts.

We haven't listened to it yet but it is on our "to do" list especially since we lost our Tasha and Tia to cancer.

Woof ya later!
Princess Eva

p.s. the podcasts can be sorta boring but occasionally there is something interesting.
p.s.s. we'll be back later this morning with something more fun

Sunday, September 6, 2009

How Brice keeps cool

Last summer we shared the pics and video of Brice and the sprinkler. Today we're going to share what Momma tries to avoid every time that she puts water in our pool.

Brice likes to bite at the water both near

and farther away

Don't believe me? Watch this.

And where am I while he is being easily amused? Sitting far, far away.

Woof ya later!
Princess Eva

p.s. We are careful that he doesn't get too much water since that can be dangerous