Oct 14

Moby Monday: For the Love of Tugs


IMG_3266-0.JPGA while back, mom and dad were in search of the perfect tug. One that I couldn’t tear to shreds instantly, one that didn’t have oodles of strings for me to leave all over the house and most importantly, one that would make playing tug with me easier.
Many readers wrote in with suggestions and I got 3 new tugs that same week!! Of all of the tugs that mom and dad got me, the Kong Ballastic is my favorite. When we play with it, I don’t usually get to keep it after we are done tugging, because I’ve tried to shred it (but have so far, been unable to do). Well I guess yesterday was special, because I didn’t want to stop playing, but it was time for a walk. So, mom let me take the tug on the walk with us! Dad said I looked silly and that they’d end up carrying it for me by the end of the walk. Mom knew better! I carried the tug the whole walk and then when we got home mom had to put it up because I didn’t want to share with Boney.
Do you have any toys you like to take on walks with you?

Oct 14

Wordy Wednesday: Because I’m Happy


I think I have a pretty good life. I have a big brother who, despite being young and annoying, will always have my back if needed. My mom takes me for walks whenever I want to go. Dad lends his lap to me every night.

Sometimes mom takes me for rides in the car. They usually lead to my Aunt Betsy for a nail trim and/or bath, but sometimes that means that I get a surprise visit from Uncle Swen (I LOVE Uncle Swen). Other car rides lead to the treat store, mom’s workplace or my favorite place, Grandma’s.

I get breakfast first thing in the morning and when mom gets home from work at night. I get treats whenever Moby gets back from a walk. Sometimes Moby lets me clean up after his Kong Wobbler dinner (he can’t get in the small spots where kibble ends up).

I have a pretty good life. Sometimes I am sad to hear that my siblings didn’t always have it as good as I have – dad got me when I was just a baby. He met my parents and everything (I’m from Rincon, GA). I had a good home then, but I’m really glad that dad picked me. Or maybe I picked him. Either way, I’m happy!


Oct 14

Moby Monday: Relaxing

This weekend was full of relaxing! Mom finally figured out that I like it better when she lays on the couch with me instead of the blue chair. The blue chair is nice and I really like to snuggle, but I can’t stretch all the way out. Plus – if she sits on the couch, I can snuggle with her AND dad AND Boney at the same time!

Anyway, I had a great weekend full of walks, playing, kongs and extra treats! All of that required extra napping! I hope you had a great weekend as well!




Oct 14

Wordy Wednesday: Why Short Curly Tails are Better

Sometimes I wish I had a long tail like Brutus, Dixie or Moby. But then I think about how I’ve never hurt anyone with my tail. I’ve never knocked things off the shelf. I’ve never got it caught in a door. Short curly tails are not only cute, they are safer!


I will further say that nubs are also nice, but I really believe that short and curly is the way to go. I mean, just look at how adorable that little pig tail is! No wonder people find it so hard to resist me! It’s like a magic wand that casts a spell – I magically appear in laps, get treats whenever requested, get carried when I’m too tired to walk, I even get lifted onto the bed! No more longing for the long wispy tail of my siblings – mine is just right!

Oct 14

That Tongue Tuesday!

Another one of Moby’s most distinguishing traits is his tongue…it goes for miles!!

Oct 14

Moby Monday: These Ears

Last week, Julia asked me: Moby, the ears. How do you get them to stay up like that? Do they ever flop? Even when Baxter listens incredibly hard, he can only do bunny ears (should I call them Moby ears?) for a few seconds. And even then it’s usually only one ear at a time.

Mom likes to say that my ears have three positions: up, back and to the side (she calls these my Yoda ears). 85% of the time, when I’m awake, my ears are in the up position. They are only in the side position about 5% of the time and the back position the rest of the time. I don’t have to try to make my ears stand up, they just do that. In fact, a lot of people ask mom if I have cropped ears because of that. (Side note from Moby’s mom: Can you imagine how big his ears would have had to be for these to be cropped?!?) My ears aren’t ever floppy. I think my ears are one of my best features and why people tell me I have all the handsomes. Plus, I can hear the treat jar from all the way outside when I’m sunbathing!

Oct 14

Wordy Wednesday: Underbites

Dear Boney,

My husband dreams of a dog with an underbite. Can you explain why underbite dogs are more attractive and just all round better than other dogs?



Dear Julia,

It’s true, underbite dogs are better than other dogs. I honestly don’t know why, it’s just a fact of life. The best part about underbite dogs? It’s not just those of us with squishy faces that have underbites. I’ve seen underbites on dogs with long snouts, short snouts, and everything in between! Not that I’m biased or anything, but I personally feel that the squishy face underbites are the best out of all of them. It allows us to camouflage our true feelings, making silly faces or mean faces at any given moment! That makes us more versatile in every day situations, so I guess that’s what makes us better. You should definitely help your husband live his dreams and give an underbite dog a home! I’m sure there are plenty out there looking for their forevers that would love to live with you! Good luck in your search for the perfect underbite – it will be tough since I’m already taken!

Love, Boney

Sep 14

Moby Monday: Just the Two of Us


Sep 14

Afternoon Play Time

The boys have been sleeping most of the day lately (probably due to you-know-who waking at the wee morning hours). However, one afternoon this week, I noticed that they were  playing! Enjoy our “reality tv” :)

Sep 14

Getting Reaquainted with The Crate

Such a handsome face to wake up to, right?



Not really.

Boney has three modes of waking someone up.
1) Run wildly around the bed so that you have to get up for fear that he will fall off.
2) Run wildly around the bed and come up to your face to start covering it with bad-breath kisses.
3) Bark like a maniac.

This morning, he did all 3 of those things. At 3 A.M.

I picked him up, took him to the dog door and shoved him outside to go potty. I told Moby to get back in bed and we closed the door to the bedroom. That worked for about 10 minutes. Boney came back in, wandered around for a while and then stopped at the bedroom door where he woo-woo-wooed. I let him back in. He wouldn’t lay down. We put him back out. He woo-woo-wooed. Needless to say, after breakfast, even Moby was ready to skip his morning walk to go back to sleep. By that time, I was wide awake so just tucked the boys back in bed with their dad and went to work out.

So what are we going to do about it? Boney is going to start sleeping in his crate again. We’ll see how it goes. I’m sure he won’t like it to start with, but he seems to be getting up earlier and earlier every day. Joe likes to blame it on Moby and I’ll admit that Moby does “readjust” a lot during the night, but he’s happy to lay in bed as long as we want to.

Brutus, Dixie and Boney all used to sleep in a crate. At that time we “only” had a queen bed and the 5 of us in bed was difficult to say the least. When Brutus got sick, we let him sleep with us. When Dixie got sick, we let her sleep with us. Then Boney felt left out so we let him sleep with us, too. When we got Moby, he had a crate he could sleep in but I felt bad letting Boney sleep with us and not him – so they both slept with us. We’ll be experimenting over the next few weeks to see if we can find a sleeping solution that works for all of us.

Do your dogs sleep in crates? Do they sleep with you?