21
Aug 14

PetPoc

Another new app to make Moby and Boney more awesome than they already are? How can I keep up with these things?!? PetPoc is a new app, similar to BarkCam, but you can do so much more with it! You take pictures directly through the app OR you can upload existing photos from your camera roll!

PetPoc has a diary that keeps all your photos – you can save them to your camera roll or share them directly with friends through the apps. There are a number of “sticker packs” to choose from. A few of the sticker packs are free, but you have to purchase some of them. You purchase them with coins – you can either buy coins, or earn them – by going to the app every day, making pictures, and sharing the pictures with friends! My favorite part of it so far is you can upload to Instagram right from the PetPoc app! Just hit share and you have the option to open the picture in Instragram!

There are also games you can play – with avatars of your pets (you can choose a generic avatar or upload your own picture)! I’m not a big game person, so this doesn’t really appeal to me, but I can see how some might find it fun.

I hope they continue to come out with more sticker packs, I’ve had fun with the free and one purchased, but I can’t wait to get enough coins to unlock another pack :) Be warned…we may be sharing our pictures with YOU! Below is just a sampling of the fun we’ve had with PetPoc (I’m thinking as good as Boney looks in those sunglasses, he might need some Doggles of his own!). Follow PetPoc on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!

 

 

 

 


20
Aug 14

Wordy Wednesday: Cuddle Pug

Dear Boney,

Who is the master cuddler, you or Moby?

Boomer & Dottie

Dear Boomer & Dottie,
This is probably the easiest question I’ve ever been asked. I am definitely the master cuddler. While Moby loves to cuddle, I am smaller and can therefore cuddle almost anytime, anywhere.

I mean, you don’t see Moby cuddling on a pillow, do you? Dad says that I am such a good cuddler, that sometimes he doesn’t even realize I am on his lap or know how I got there! Again, with Moby, you KNOW he’s there! No sneaking around for him!

Boney

 

 

 

 

 

 


13
Aug 14

Wordy Wednesday: Stop the Head Bopping

Dear Boney,
What were you true feelings the day Moby bopped you on the head? What have you done to ensure that doesn’t happen again or have you decided you like it?
Shelby, Rodney, Maggie, Baby Girl, Mack, Noah, Ceilly, Samora, Dixie, Penny and Jewelie

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Dear Shelby, Rodney, Maggie, Baby Girl, Mack, Noah, Ceilly, Samora, Dixie, Penny and Jewelie,
At the time, I wasn’t really sure what to think. I mean, all I thought was “Did he really just bop me on the head? Why isn’t anyone here to yell at him!?” I can assure you that I did not like it. But, I’m a lover, not a fighter so I just kind of acted like it didn’t happen. I figured if I didn’t react, he wouldn’t do it again. Since then, I’ve been sleeping across the room from him whenever possible and sometimes even in a different room.
You seem to have lots of brothers and sisters in your house (shout out to Dixie and Baby Girl – Dixie was my big sister and mom and dad called her baby girl) – does anyone ever get picked on?
Boney

Don’t forget to write in with your questions for me! You can comment below or email me at boney@woofssi.com


06
Aug 14

Wordy Wednesday: Sticks and BFFs

Dear Boney,

Why do you think Moby’s best friend is a stick?

Turk & Rufus

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Dear Turkeyman and Rufus,

First of all, I want to tell you how amazing you are for having lived with my brother for over a year. I honestly don’t know how you did it! He’s only been my brother for 4 months and I’m starting to wonder how much longer I can take it before I snap! I try to be tolerant, but last night he used me as a footstool!

Anyway, back to your question. I think you already know the answer though. He’s dumb. Plain and simple. I mean, who a) chooses a stick for your BFF and then b) eats said BFF. He’s not picky either. It can be a big stick, a little stick, an in-between stick, a real stick, a fake stick, basically anything that resembles a stick. And they are all his absolute BFFs while he has them IN HIS MOUTH! (Grandma is my BFF and I have never tried to put her in my mouth!) Then when he loses them, or eats them, they’ve been long forgotten and he’s on to his new BFFs. So basically, he’s dumb. I wish I had a better answer than that, but I don’t.

Boney

To our readers: don’t forget to keep sending in your questions! You can comment below or you can email me at boney@woofssi.com


30
Jul 14

Wordy Wednesday: Sexy and Grounded

Dear Boney,
How do you manage to be so sexy, yet remain so grounded?
Jake

Dear Jake,
Thanks for noticing my sexiness. I don’t know if you are aware or not, but sometimes my mom calls me Bones-a-licious. That’s how sexy I am. I guess I can stay grounded because a) I’m short (my legs are shorter than yours!) and b) I’ve seen what happens to a dog when they become too wrapped up in themselves (Hello, have you seen my hunky brother?). I’ve found that when I’m humble, more people tend to tell me that I’m handsome, adorable, cute, and slim. The few times I’ve been a braggart about my sleek frame, I’ve been made fun of (crazy, right?!). So, Jake, just remember that no matter what anyone says, us small dogs have to stick together. We’re what really makes the ladies coo – our short legs, our stubby noses and our huge _______ (you know what I’m talking about here!). Remember that our long legged brothers don’t have our cool-as-a-cucumber smarts and no matter how hard they try to always come out on top with the sexy meter, we will forever be the Kings.
Boney

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29
Jul 14

Traveling

Moby is a GREAT traveler…moby 13but sometimes Mom and Dad need a vacation by themselves to regroup.

It’s been a while since Joe and I have been on vacation together. When Brutus got sick (in 2012) we didn’t want to go anywhere – not knowing when his last days might be. When Dixie got sick shortly after, we were in the same boat. We did manage to take a trip to Gettysburg, knowing she was in the good hands of Papa and Grandma, but still thought about her constantly. When she went into remission, we took a long trip to KC (when we met Moby for the first time!), but other than that, we’ve been homebodies. Either one of us will go for a quick getaway while the other stays home, or we’ll just opt to stay at home together.

After we got Moby, we were supposed to go on a trip north to Maryland, but we weren’t comfortable leaving him then. He was still acclimating to life with us and his braves were having a hard time showing themselves.

Well, his braves have been great (for the most part) lately and we felt like we were ready to take on an adventure. So – we planned a short weekend trip and a long week trip. The kicker? We needed a sitter for Moby. While Boney will be spending time at Papa and Grandma’s with Allie Gator, Moby is a BIT too high energy for them (and despite his recent proficiency in our dog door, I’m not sure if he’d be brave enough to use theirs). So, I asked around and found a few young men who are happy to be Moby’s new BFFs! Bonus: they stay at the house while we are gone, so not only does Moby get a Manny, but we get a housesitter as well!

Because Moby has to go slow with new people, we invited everyone over for playtime or a dinner first and go from there. So far, he’s been great – “You want to play tug?!? You want to play fetch?!? You’re awesome! Can you move in?”

For the first time in a long time, I feel confident that we’ll get some time off and won’t worry about what our boys are up to (we’ve been promised texts, photos and updates!). To prepare for our trips, I’m making all my lists and notifying our vet in case of emergency.

Do you have a sitter? What do you do when you travel?

 


23
Jul 14

Wordy Wednesday: Advice

I’m a pretty smart guy. I know lots of things. I told mom that I we should have a “Dear Boney” column. She told me that it wasn’t fair for me to have two days a week when Moby only has one. I say, I’m older and should have more privileges. She says blah, blah, blah.
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So, for the next month or so, Wordy Wednesday will become Wisdom Wednesday. Do you need advice on something? Email me with your questions at Boney@WoofSSI.com or leave comments below. I promise I will answer everyone over the next few weeks.

I can’t wait to hear from you!


18
Jul 14

BarkCam

So…a couple days ago, I was scrolling through Instagram and saw a post by BarkBox (which is a subject for another day!). The picture had a photo of a dog on his back and a big “censored” bar over his you-know-what. Immediately, I tagged Oh Melvin, because well, if you read the blog, you know why. If you don’t read the blog, put it on your daily list of to-dos. For real. It’s good stuff.

Sorry…back to the topic of point. The comment with the photo said “Excellent us of the ‘Junk Blocker’ sticker from the BarkCam app.” Immediately, I was like “BarkCam App?!? Why haven’t I heard of this before?” Off I went to the App store and sure enough, there it was.

I cannot even begin to tell you how awesome the BarkCam app is. But let me try anyway. When you take a picture, you can choose from a variety of sounds – so if you don’t have a photogenic “smile for the camera” pooch like we do, they’ll at least hopefully look in your direction. There are filters to choose from, just like Instagram. There are fun little stickers (censored bar, sunglasses, wigs, etc) to decorate your already adorable pic of your pooch, different caption bubbles, and you can even make Memes!! I mean, for real…what else do you need?

 

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20140717-152610-55570072.jpgI should note that this app is not just for dogs, though in my opinion, dogs make photographs that much better! You can use the app for taking fun photos of yourself, your cat, your guinea pig, your fish, whatever.

So…what are you waiting for? Download BarkCam today!! (Oh, and I’m sorry if our Facebook and Instagram pages are inundated with new strange pics for a while!)

 


17
Jul 14

Thankful Thursday

20140717-095312-35592901.jpgWe want to take today to say Thank You! Thank you for reading our blog and for following us on facebook and instragram (@mloehle). Thanks for making us realize that we CAN make a difference.

It’s funny how much I look at Moby and Boney and think “there are no other dogs like them” and while that is true, many of you share the same challenges that we do, the same funnies, the same smiles. It’s good to know (through your comments) that there are others out there that feel the way we feel.

Moby would like to throw a special thank you out to Bonnie and Paul – he got the card in the mail that said you made a donation to Great Plains SPCA in his honor and he blushed with gratitude!

Boney would like to thank all of his loyal servants readers and is happy to know that he’s not the red headed step child – that in fact, he has quite the following himself.

THANK YOU for being you. For loving us for being us. We’ll continue to try to entertain you throughout the week with posts and pictures. It’s hard not to be entertained by a pittie and a pug, right?

As a thank you, we’d like to know what you’d like to hear more of from us. I am in awe of some of the great blogs out there that post every day. I struggle to not only find the time, but also to come up with something that I think will peak your interest!  Let me know what we can do better! And please, send your friends our way too!

 


16
Jul 14

Wordy Wednesday: How to Train Your Mom

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Every morning, I wake up and go to her side of the bed (I don’t want to wake dad, he needs his rest!) and either jump on her or kiss her. Sometimes she tells me to go back to sleep. Usually if she says that I know my alarm clock was wrong and I can hit snooze for a few more minutes. When it is really time to get up, Mom gets up out of bed, picks me up and walks me down the hall to the dog door. From there I go outside and do my thing. Then I come racing back in, where she usually has my breakfast ready to go. If she’s slow moving, I make sure to throw a few woo-woo-woos her way. After all, 4am or not, my breakfast is nothing to be slow with!

After breakfast, mom picks me up, carries me back down the hall and puts me back to bed with dad. Then I sleep until he gets up to get ready for work.

As mom gets ready for the day, treats are usually given out on a regular basis. When she leaves, she gives both Moby and I kisses and makes sure he knows that I am in charge (duh!).

When mom comes home for lunch, she knows that nothing is more important than sitting on the couch so I can have a lap to lay on. Being lapless all morning really makes a pug tired and cranky. When she has to go back to work after lunch, more treats are shared.

When mom gets home from work at the end of the day, I tell her all about my day and also remind her to hurry up and get my dinner ready with a few woo-woo-woos if necessary. After dinner, I usually sit with dad because mom NEVER sits down (something about my hair everywhere and that she always has to be cleaning up behind me and Moby). If mom’s lap is available, I’ll woo-woo-woo at her until she picks me up and puts me in it. I curl up with her and the blanket (mom is almost never without blanket!) and take a little snooze.

When it’s time for bed (mom is usually the first in bed-something about me waking her up at 4 am) I make sure I give mom plenty of time to get good and comfortable in bed. Then, I run back to the bedroom, stand at the side of the bed and put on my most pathetic pouty face. She then gets up, picks me up and puts me in bed and we go to sleep.

Although she needs to work on some things, I think I’ve trained mom pretty well. Have you trained either of your parents?