Monday, November 30, 2009

ROAD TRIP WITH THE PACK

BARK!!! I got to go on a trip with mommy and daddy. I will take several days to share the time we had. They said we were going to MONTY RAY.

First, mommy and daddy and their other pack ate a yummy smelling dinner a few days ago. While they got to do that, I had to stay in my safe place. Mommy said the food was too close to my level to let me hang out with them. When some of the pack left, daddy let me come out to get some lovins. I smelled all the yummies, but mommy told me to be good, since we were going to go for a ride in the Big Green Machine.

So, after all the pack left, mommy and daddy started moving stuff around and then we all ended up in the machine and went for a long long ride. Mommy said we were going to make a stop in VIN CHURA. while daddy was taking stuff out of the machine, mommy took me out to sniff around. She told me to go potty, and I did, really fast like a good girl. It was cold. Then we went into this room, and it felt like it was moving. I got a litle nervous. And when the door opened, we were somewhere different. That was odd. When we got to a new safe place, mommy let me sniff around. There were so many smells. But I finally settled down when mommy and daddy laid down too. Mommy brought my bed, but I wanted to lay where I could keep an eye on the door and protect mommy and daddy. They said I was a good girl, with very few barks all night. The next morning we went for a ride again, and met some people that mommy called "Ant" and "Cuzin". We were near a really really big water bowl, so mommy and daddy took me down to get a look up close. Daddy didnt want to get his paws wet, so mommy came down...and got wet with me. The water kept coming after me, then running away. I tried to get a taste, but it was AWEFUL!! spit spit ...Then they said it was time for another ride. Daddy helped me up my ramp, and I settled in for the rest of the ride.

More tomorrow--- BARK! Sasha the Princess

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I DONT GET IT

I'm not sure what is going on around here. Mommy got up early, drank her power juice, then started taking stuff out of the house. I kept following her around, until she let me come outside with her. Daddy started taking stuff out of the Big Green Machines Lair too. Then people kept coming into our territory. Of course, I tried to bark and warn them away, but most of them thought I was so "pretty" that they wanted to come meet me. Others would pull up in their moving machines, look out the glass, then drive away. I am pretty sure I scared them enough to stay away. The others that were brave enough to approach, would look at all of mommy and daddy's stuff for awhile. Some of them would actually give mommy or daddy some paper and then walk away with our stuff. I was very anxious about this whole thing. I cant beleive mommy and daddy would let someone take our stuff, and not bark about it. It was all very confusing. BARK! Sasha the Princess
**Note from mommy...
Our family does not do SMALL. If you want to see BIG kitty's, check out Sasha's cousins.

Monday, November 16, 2009

MOMMY MONDAY

And heeeeerrrreeeessss MOMMY!.....
I finally remembered to sit down on a Monday, to write an inspiring message. Um, NOT! I have to admit, it was reading the last bit of the Sunday paper on Monday morning, that inspired me to rise off my half asleep behind and get to typing.
I saw this ad and had the best morning laugh. Now this is GREAT!

Features:
a cushioned pet bed in the cargo area with an elevated platform;
second row and cargo area pet restraint systems;
an extendable cargo area load-in ramp;
a 12V DC rear ventilation fan;
second-row seat covers with a dog pattern design (matches the bed fabric);
all-season rubber floor mats with a toy bone pattern;
a spill-resistant water bowl; and
Dog Friendly exterior emblems.

This brings me back to the Pet Bereavement class I attended a couple months ago, while anticipating Max crossing Rainbow Bridge. The instructors were showing a slide presentation about how the pets in our lives have become so important, and how the pet industry finally woke up and took notice around 2000. They showed the statisics of households owning pets, and the money spent on those pets had increased over 200% since that time. Along with that, it was shown how the average life span of a cat or dog, sometimes spans through schooling, first and second careers and sadly longer than some marriages. This shows what an important part of our life pets have become, and why we mourn so when we lose them.

But this ad, this ad, really shows how much our pets mean to us. Ok, to buy a car that focuses on the luxury of our pets? Do you notice there is nothing in this ad that shows any comforts for the driver and passenger? No heated seats, airbags, GPS, DVD player, Cruise control, ect. Well, I dont know that it doesnt have it, but I do know that is sure doesnt point any of that out. But I do know, as soon as I read this ad, my first thought.... I GOTTA HAVE IT (And I am not even a Honda person, nothing wrong with them, but just not one)!! Now, that just irks me, that I showed more interest in the dogs comfort than my own. I laughed out loud and shared with hubby how this ad is GREAT! If it got me, I know it will draw in those with unlimited pocket spending, to buy a new vehicle for their pet, even if they were not thinking of a new one currently. Now that is SMART advertising, I say!

Oh wait.... I just read the small print: Package not intended for dogs larger than 80lbs. Well, that just saved my pocketbook! Wheewww... I was about ready to run out and buy one.

Back to you Sasha...

BARK!!!!! Sasha the Princess

**Added note** Last year, due to my lack of paying attention, I accidently flew us into the wrong airport on the home leg of a trip. Landing about an hour away from where our car was parked. We had to rent a car to get back to town. We ended up with a Chevy HHR. On the way home, we swung by to pick up our dogs from their pet sitter. Both our Danes fit very nicely in the back of that car, and it wasnt as high up to climb in. So I could see this car working too.

Friday, November 13, 2009

ANGEL TO DEVIL IN 10 SECONDS FLAT!

Today the water came down from the sky again, so daddy didnt leave the house. He was working in the lair for the Big Green Machine all day. But he came in to eat his foodies. So I had to sneak in some attention while I could. Peek-A-Boo!
Umm, daddy dont you mean to be petting me?

Dont I look like an Angel Princess?
But wait, mommy started cleaning my room. She took out the other safe place that Max used to stay in. But in order to clean, she had to take EVERYTHING out, including my big basket of TOYS!! She said "LEAVE IT", but I couldnt help it... as soon as she turned her back, I dived in. Mommy said she has never seen an Angel turn into a Devil so fast!!

I tried to deny it all, but she caught me in action.

OOPS!! Well, my basket isnt so full now. But it was sure fun!
BARK! Sasha the Princess

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

WHATS THIS???

First of all, Daddy wants everyone to know that he is VERY impressed with Moose for figuring out what he was that weird night. Yes, mommy made him a Snow Blower. I dont know what that is, but daddy say's he was hurt by one when he was a little pup, so he will never forget it. Mommy says she was very creative and sneaky with the stuff she wrapped herself in. She said she was "Cautious". I dont know what that means, but she said the hoomans would. Now, back to the issue at hand. What the heck is this...?One day this week, mommy said she was going to go visit a friend. But then when she came home, this is what I smelled. Little fluffy's and big furries! What is up with that?
She said she just had to go cuddle on another big doggie, since I dont cuddle much these days. So off she went to cheat on me. Now this picture looks like everyone was friendly and welcoming. Ummpphh, Im a little peeved here!

But then the truth came out. Mommy said that Mandy the Dane was really having NOTHING to do with her. She said she played hard to get, and would barely come within a fingers reach. Well, I know I am a LOT more fun than that. Mommy said she guessed that Mandy is very loyal to her own hoomans, and wasnt going to give my mommy the time of day. Mommy tried everything to coax her.
Then I found the evidence of how bad mommy wanted attention. She even chased Mandy and tried to pull her tail. Poor mommy, she was pretty desperate. I dont understand, I thought I was all the girl she could handle.

Here is a parting shot of Mandy, with her brother Buddy (the one that is the same color as her) and their friend Lakota. It looks like they are trying to decide who to blame this big hole on. Well, mommy, at least I would NEVER dig a hole like this, so you better consider yourself blessed with THIS PRINCESS!! BARK!! Sasha the Princess!




Sunday, November 1, 2009

HOLLOW WEENY

Weird things happened this weekend. First mommy and daddy acted and looked funny and went out one night. This is what daddy had on. Mommy said it was a "cause tomb". I dont know what that means, but she said other hoomans would know. She told me to tell you all the guess what daddy was.

video
Just in case your as lost as I am, she said this video might help a little.

Mommy looked even weirder. She put on the yellow stuff that daddy usually puts all over our yard. I thought she looked silly. Daddy usually makes us stay away from this yellow stuff, so I wasnt sure if I could go near her. Do you know what she was?
Then it got even weirder... The next night, mommy put the yellow stuff on her AND daddy AND ME! but since she pulled out the rope, I didnt care, cause that meant we were going somewhere. Mommy and daddy took me to a place where there were a lot of people, and of course, everyone wanted to meet the princess. Mommy and daddy and some friends of theirs ate at a table, while I laid down next to them like a good girl. When we were leaving, a man stopped mommy and said " Is that Sasha?" Mommy was amazed that I have fans EVERYWHERE! Finally her and daddy recognized the man was someone we met on walks a couple years ago. He remembered ME!

Then all of us went walking some more. There were a lot of funny looking hoomans, in all sizes migrating around us. We even got to walk in the middle of the street, which mommy say's I am not suppose to EVER do without her! I saw a few little furries walk by, but mommy and daddy did a good job of distracting me with everything else. A couple times, me and daddy got surrounded by people who wanted to meet me. I was so embarrased when daddy told them I was Chijuajua in a Great Dane costume. How dare he! Toward the end of the walk, I got a bit tired. My back legs were getting sore, and my toes hurt. But I didnt want to slow mommy and daddy down, so I kept up with them.

When we got back to the Big Green Machine, mommy saw my toe was bleeding. So she took off her own sock and put it on my big foot. Mommy would do anything to take care of her Sasha Princess.

I slept real good last night, but was a bit tired and sore this morning. Daddy was tired too. After they got back from their Sunday morning church trip, he joined me for a nap too.
This was a fun weekend, even if mommy and daddy were a bit weird.
Sasha the Princess!