Does Your Dog Have A Chasing “Problem”?

20 02 2009

chasing-a-catDo not tell anyone that I told you this, but chasing things is our way of playing “tag.”  What humans have yet to figure out, is that what we are chasing is running from us, because we are “IT.”  This can present a problem, because chances are, the object that we are chasing also has no idea that he or she is, in fact, running from us because we are IT. Read the rest of this entry »

Lancaster, CA Does Not Care About Responsible Dog Owners

29 01 2009

tax-byline-picGuest post by: Tax, The Wonder Dog Spike’s Little Brother

This week in a unanimous vote, the city of Lancaster, California passed an ordinance requiring all owners of pit bulls, Rottweilers, and mixed breed dogs deemed “potentially dangerous” to:

  • Have microchip implants and vaccinations at the owner’s expense.
  • Be kept indoors or in a securely fenced yard or enclosure constructed at the owner’s expense.
  • Wear a muzzle and a 4-foot-long leash held by a controlling adult when taken off the owner’s property.
  • Complete an approved obedience course at the owner’s expense.
  • Be spayed or neutered at the owner’s expense.
  • Be covered by liability insurance valued at $300,000 per occurrence obtained at the owner’s expense. Read the rest of this entry »

Spike Says: Dogs Do Not Understand “Time”

19 01 2009

I have seen many dog accessories, but never a dog watch.  That is because dogs do not understand time.  I am trying to get Mom to teach me, but we have not found a watch to wear.  This is the closest we have gotten so far, but I do not know how I would read it, and I know that Tax is not smart enough (mainly because it took him forever to learn Arabic numerals, so Roman numerals would be VERY confusing) to learn how to read it and tell me what time it is.


Spike Says: My New Year’s Resolutions

2 01 2009

Today, I heard all kinds of people talk about their “resolutions” on TV.  I asked Mom what those were, and she said they were the promises that people make to themselves about the things they want to do improve their lives and those they affect.  I decided that it seems like a good idea, and I want to participate.  So, here are my resolutions for 2009:

  • I resolve to help homeless animals by supporting rescue groups through my website, my network and Mom’s money.
  • I will voice my support for any legislation that is for the betterment of my fellow animals.
  • I will not tell Santa bad things about Tax in my letter this year.
  • I will not bark at cats. Oops… I will only bark that one time at cats. Maybe, I should wait till next year to tackle something so tough.

You know these resolution things are pretty hard to think of when you are as close to perfect as I am!


Spike Says: I Want This For Christmas

4 12 2008

As we often do, Mom and I were playing on the Internet box and we came across this story.  Mom said I should ask Santa for it, but that when I make it big, maybe I can buy one for myself, because even Santa is struggling in these “hard economic times.”  Tax, Molly, and I put it on our lists that we included in our letter to Santa.  Tax has been so bad this year, he’s gonna be lucky if Santa doesn’t dump a whole dump truck of coal on him.  That would be funny, because he would change from a golden Lab to a black Lab if that happened.