Saturday, December 30, 2006

Pa has been rather concerned about a little loose skin around my body. So he cancelled my breakfast and with a little sun today....he brought me to a secret location....
And before I know it, I am pushed and thrown into the water. Pa also went into the water fully clothed so I guess I'm ok with that.
It was kinda fun but very very tiring.
Tomorrow morning we're gonna take a walk on the Dark Side....9.30am in the morning??

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Yes.... this is the long awaited Christmas Post! We had a DWB party at Urban Pooch and it was a pretty fun time for me!

That is until the Fancy dress contest. Pa had this Bumble Bee Bear idea... but I suspect it was probably the only thing he happen to see and probably cheap enough for me to wear.

It must be obvious to you I am not thrilled.

A rottie is NOT a Bumble Bee! How could Pa do this to MEEEEEeeeee.....

To add salt to injury, the thing even had a little stinger at the end where my tail used to me. Pa knows i've always been a little sensitive about that.

But I guess the good news was that I WON that contest!!! and Ray from Urban Pooch presented a $10 voucher to Pa for his next visit to Urban Pooch! Even Ray said I was plenty cute. Ok... i do feel slightly better.

Not as better as having a WHOLE LOG CAKE from Urban Pooch ($14) all to myself. I gobbled up the entire thing and it tasted great. That was MY present from Pa for Christmas.

While Pa was really happy about himself to think up of such an "innovative" outfit, I promptly pulled up the website Bee Dogs to let Pa take a look but mainly to burst his bubble.

A WHOLE website dedicated to Dogs wearing Bee Suits. Wow.

Pa had no choice but to send my picture in as well.

Its a bit late....but I've been to a couple of Christmas Parties this year....and this is one of them....

17th December 2007

Plenty of dogs.... Plenty of dog lovers too. But I wish more would seek to understand their love ones rather than just to "love" them.

Happy New Year everyone!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Proof that all bears sleep the same way.

I have had people come up to me that this is bad for the legs and that is bad for my hips.

I now have proof that the way I sleep is NATURAL.

If it happens in nature, then I'm ok with it.

Merry Christmas one and all!

Pa says in America people use "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings" instead of "Merry Christmas" due to religious sensitivities.

If its Christmas, its Christmas. There is absolutely no harm is wishing each other that. Pa was giving a Muslim woman a short lift to the main road after he picked up his documents from AVA, and he and the Muslim woman wished each other Merry Christmas.

Pa is not a Christian and obviously so is the Muslim woman. If this is the only place in the world this can happen, then I am proud to be Singaporean. Now... all this place needs is a revolution.

Viva la revolution.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

OK... The article I placed in the posting before had some problems with people downloading the image. And now...its not even clickable.

You should be able to read it here with fewer problems.

Argh...since I'm here...

Just a trip down memory lane....this was when Pa could hold me in one hand.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

At last...some positive press on our breed.

Dun judge my breed because of Bad owners.

Like Kids, we sometimes get bad parents.

We are who you make us out to be.

*update = picture of the article has been updated as even I have difficulty downloading and reading it...*

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I've been CAUGHT!!!

As some of you might know, I follow Pa to work everyday.

And I usually behave myself very well, sleeping quietly most of the time. But when Pa is out running around and he doesn't bring me along....FREEDOM!!

And i got caught via video cam!!

i am SOOOOOO in trouble!!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

SENTOSA 2nd time swimming!!!
Pa actually had a full day of activities planned without me involved... but it ended up with me having a whale of a time at Sentosa.
There was a nutrition talk at SMU business school for Dogs. However... Strangely they didn't allow Dogs. So Pa planned to take notes for me. However, Jaffe's mom dropped Pa a message about going to Sentosa instead... and Pa figuring the talk was organised by a Pet Food Company would be biased against feeding me BARF... Decided that it would have been more fun going to Sentosa instead.
And I am now officially SWIMMING! It was tough at first... But with the help of Dave (who has 4 dogs but didn't bring them) and Jaffe's Expert Mom's advise, Me BEAR BEAR is now a swimmer.
This is Dave on the Right and Jose, Kaylie, Jaffe & Bond

Admittedly I was very scared...then I got simply tired. SWIMMING IS NOT FOR ROTTIES. But Pa insisted that I do it.
Jaffe was no help at all. Pa was teaching me the correct positioning when Jaffe came by calling out and showing off. He swam really really far out. I was actually quite worried for him. Dogs have 4 legs. That means we have double the reason to keep our feet on GOOD SOLID FLOOR.

Buried Treasure?

Of course it wasn't just work work work....We also played chase the Ball into the Water and Pirates looking for buried Treasure. Jaffe looked so hard that he went to other people's sitting place and grabbed a couple of pieces of You Tiao (Chinese Deep-Fried Dough Fritters. Lucky Bugger.)

I also met Angel the Black Lab and another Chocolate Lab. Can't remember his name though. They were pretty fun to be with as they were big dogs as well. Pa doesn't really care when I play with big dogs.

"Go kill them." is what he says to me....

...err.... or is it "Go kill him (me)."??

I better clarify with Pa.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Hey Kaylie....long time no see...
Its been raining cats and dogs (no pun intended) the last few days....sometimes as just as Pa is getting ready to the park...BOOM! it starts raining...
I miss all my pals. There was one evening where I met up with everyone and Jose's mom was telling Pa about some hiking thing for 1.5 hours through Mud and stuff... after which everyone with their Dogs off leash would enjoy a Beer.
I dun know whats a Beer but from Pa's face, it must be pretty good news.
This is TianPing, Pa's Nephew which makes Pa his Uncle. Apparently he has the same sleeping disease as me... Pa did the same thing with me and my tongue...when he pulled it all the way out and I didn't even realise it.
I haven't been really kept indoors as Pa as usual would bring me to all sorts of places. Pa has been incredibly busy with Clients dropping in all the time. Pa told me not to complain as feeding me Fresh Beef every night isn't the cheapest thing around.
But...I never complain what.
Guess WHERE AM I!!??
Vivo CITY!! On the top floor! Its... a... swimming pool on the top floor! I wanted to go for a dip but Pa said he didn't bring a towel... Oh well... Next time then.
Some security people were discussing among themselves whether or not to talk to Pa... But they didn't dare come near. I think they were worried I am dirty or something... I wanted to tell them that those human kids that were screaming, shouting, running around were pretty dirty too.
Then I went inside to...
Pet Lovers Vivo City
It was GREAT! So many things to see... But Pa said things weren't very cheap there... But aren't I worth it? Pa had to park at Lobby G and take the lift up to the top floor. There is a back door way to Pet Lovers, but Pa took the front door.

Curious about everything...

There was so many things to see there... I loved to look at these little fellows...

I wonder what these are... and when Pa is going to buy a pet of my own. I've been telling him I wouldn't mind a Rabbit or...or...this cute little fellows. I promise I'll take GOOD care of them daddy! Really really.

Everyone was pretty pleased to see me

Why are human's so difficult? I enjoy meeting new people and I can see some humans pretty much enjoy meeting me too. Being pretty well-recieved at Pet Lovers but just a couple of steps away, outside at the mall, I become the big black monster.

I'm paper trained damn it. Some kids I know aren't even close to that.

Meet Cash the JRT at Dogaholics

She's pretty snappy... but in reality she pretty much likes to play. Imagine a JRT and a Rottie running around playing catch.

You get the idea.

I sampled some of the "food" there as well. Check out the Wall behind me. Dogoholics actually has a label on the wall system that enables them to stock their items properly and only bring them out when needed. This saves space and constant dusting of the products. Also the stuff can be kept in a proper environment.

Located at 519 Serangoon Road, the cafe is runned by June who is Cash the JRT's mummy. I cannot remember what the other fellow's name is... (didn't catch it cause he kept humping me when he could hardly reach up high enough...) his mum was pretty cute though.

Pa also adds to say that you have gotta try the mango slurpee. Its pretty good... and the deep fried cheese sticks. The deep fried mushrooms could have tasted better if they were fresh ones instead of the dried ones.

And this is the Chef of Dogaholics... its pretty strange for her to be petting me because according to June, she was terrified of Rotties.

However, once June brought her out... she and I had no problems getting along. She told June with one look that she knew I would be sweet and friendly to her. I just have that sort of face.

She's right.

Monday, November 27, 2006

The Flash is too BRIGHT!
I was at Bliss Cafe (Punggol Park) when I met some people from Pets Channel gathering! I'm a member there as well, but didn't really participate in the forum, thinking that it wasn't really that happening.
Boy was I wrong! Met Kelly and her bf with Jacko the JRT. I will make Jacko like me one day. He's a grouchy little thing. Actually, it was Kelly that recognised Pa and me at first...I was simply there cause Pa was talking to a friend about love, life and other nonsense.
So Pa was amazed that Aunty Kelly actually recognised me...not that I'm that common! But because Aunt Kelly and Jacko met me at Eve's Birthday party! THAT'S RIGHT!!! Its a small world after all.
I manage to even get a slice of cake!! YUMMY! Pa was saying how I would slowly chew my food...but I manage to finish it in 2 swallows. Not my fault. Pa didn't FEED ME ALL DAY.

Anyway, for those who are taking careful note and buying 4D, I've just hit 20kg.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Say hi to my friends from France!
These are my Pa's friends from France... and Pa is very close to the entire family! Not with Jerome and Brigitte are their 3 kids Bruce, Robin and Lou. They will be coming again soon to Singapore and I cannot wait to meet them!!
Uncle Jerome told Pa that my name is ACTUALLY FRENCH! How cool is that? Bear Bear can be pronounced as bert...which basically sounds almost the same... but a stronger emphasis on a 'T' sound right at the end!
Its a French nickname! And when Pa introduced me at first, both of them thought Pa said Bébert instead of Bear Bear... and thought it was extremely cute! Actually Pa doesn't know much French other from the Oui, Non... Bonjour... and of course.... Excusez-moi, je ne parle pas français, Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
So Bébert is definately beyond Pa...
What do you guys think? Maybe I should change my name? Its still sounds the same...just fancier!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Doe, Ray, Mia & Far
Its been almost a week since my lost blog... Pa has been pretty busy and I do not have an opposing thumb...
Meet my new siblings. Do Re Me and Fa. Pa puts them on his dash board and doesn't allow me to play with them.
Humph... but they look so yummy.
edit: Pa told me to change the names....

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Last night, I met up with Max, a 4 year old Rottie with his new Pa, Patrick and human son.

Patrick met my Pa at the park one day when Pa was bringing me to the park... and that became emails between them.

Patrick had never a big dog before and he adopted Max... so basically he needed some advise. Rotties being 1 owner dogs are placed in a unusually stressful situation when being re-homed.

Pa was with Max last night leaving me to play with my friends... and the other Pa's and Mummy's were understandably upset.

Max looked like Hannibal with that muzzle on.

For a 4 year old Rottie that does not socialise, Max was amazingly well-behaved. He wanted to join in the rest to play...I can tell from the whining sounds he makes... but unfortunately he doesn't know how to play yet.

Patrick only adopted Max for over 1 month... so really there is a long long way to go. But sincerely, Max's temprement is good and I have extremely high hopes that one day he will be great at a dog run.

After everyone left that day, Max was let into the Dog run with me un-muzzled and just as Pa thought, it was really not a problem. Max was just so excited that he was even out... according to Patrick Pa, he was so tired he laid down for a very long time when he got home. He was even very still in the car when this was his first time in one!!

With that note... I would like to talk about....
Dog Fighting and how to break one up

Recently there was a couple of rather serious dog fights in the Dog Run.

Pa was never personally there but he thinks it is important to educate the Pa's and Mom's on how to break up two dogs fighting... and how not to get hurt while doing it.

This is the site Pa has found rather useful tips on especially how to deal with big strong working dogs. Not only for Rotties or German Shepherds... or other police dogs, but rather ALL big dogs... and that includes Golden Retrievers, Labs etc.

When dogs fight, it is never a good thing.

Unless you have a lot of experience, do not try to break up a dog fight by yourself. Never step in the middle of two loving pets and try to grab them by the collar to stop a dog fight.

Chances of being bitten yourself are extremely high.

The safest way to break up a dog fight is with 2 people.

Each person grabs the back leg of each dog like a wheelbarrow. Then pull them apart.

Slowly then turn in a circle until both dogs are facing away from each other while backing away from the other dog. This stops the dog from curling and coming back and biting the person holding their legs.

By circling the dog has to sidestep with its front feet or it will fall on its chin. One of the dogs needs to be dragged into an enclosure before releasing.

  • Keep your cool you have a job to do.

  • Do not waste time screaming at the dogs. It hardly ever works.
  • Your goal is still the same; you must break up the fight without getting hurt.
  • Go get a leash (allow the fight to continue while you do this).
  • Dogs are almost always locked onto one another. Walk up and loop the leash around the back loin of the dog by either threading the leash through the handle or use the clip.

  • Now slowly back away and drag the dog to a fence or to an object that you can tie the leash to.

  • By doing this, you effectively create an anchor for one of the dogs.

  • Then walk around and grab the back legs of the second dog and drag it away from the dog that is tied up. Remember to turn and circle as they release.

  • Drag the dog into a dog pen or another room before you release the back legs.

  • Go back and take the dog off the fence and put him or her into a dog kennel.

  • Sit down and have a stiff drink (or two).

You can visit his site to take a look just how badly injured you can get if you get inbetween two dogs without knowing what to do. Trying to pry open another dogs mouth and hitting with a branch is definately not the answer.

The Best thing is of course...make love...not fights. Whats wrong with sharing?

By the way, for those who are keeping track, I'm almost 19kg.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

This Cody and this is his Blog. Please...go read all about him and his short stay with us. I saw a wet picture of him from the beach, and I realise that I look just like him when wet.

Actually, no words can express the sense of loss that I have. Losing friends at such a tender age is something Pa himself has yet to experiance.
Oh Cody... Why did you have to go so soon? We would have had many a fun time together... and picnics and trips... not to mention my coming birthday with Jaffe. I will always remember you.
See you soon at the Rainbow Bridge. We'll all go there some day. Dun worry... I'll remember always how you smell.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Remember Guinness?
Her mummy smsed my Pa this afternoon to inform him that Guinness passed away at 3.40am this morning. It was very quick. Guinness experianced pain at about 3am...and moved on soon after. Some sort of a genetic heart disease.

It was only a short time ago I featured her... last month in fact. Pa and I were planning to go see her soon actually. This has been a terrible month for us puppies. Its really hard to see why this has to happen. Guinness I'm sure has gone to a better place. And it would be there she waits to reunite with her mummy again.

The Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
-(Author Unknown)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Pa was trying to figure out my weak left hind leg (which is much much better after a good night's rest...) and my unstoppable drooling when he recieved some really terrible news.

Jaffe's mom messaged him... and we hurriedly looked at Jaffe's blog on what was going on...

Cody's gone. For reasons still unsure, Cody who was having a simple cold passed away last night. He was the cutest thing ever...

Pa was so sure that being the camwhore he was, he would have taken some pictures of sweet cody... but he couldn't find any, so he's using Jaffe's pictures. Here you see baby Cody lying beside Jaffe at the Dog run.

It has been hardly a few days since we last saw him... and now he is gone.

Cody's like the cutest thing ever! Not a single bad bone in his body. He was cheerful and good natured... very much so the promise of a bright doggie future. The times i played with him, he was never afraid or shy. He was truly having the perfect temprement of a big dog.

Cody at 3.5 months was already packing in the pounds. I was even afraid he would be catching up to me pretty soon. Even Kaylie was pretty impressed with him.

Its dark and stormy now... its a perfect day.

A perfect day for mourning.

Dear God,
At times like these I believe you exist
If You could only spare the time
To let my pet lie down beside Your feet,
If You could pat his head and let him in
Or send an angel to the gate to meet him
When he comes, lost and forlorn;
If you could help in any way,
I would be glad

For he had never been alone until today,
And even in Heaven, I know he will be sad
Without my voice to chase his fears away.
He'll miss our reassuring had upon his head.
You see, we were inseparable, and now
He will not undersand this being dead.
I do not understand it well, myself.
O please, dear God, give him a place to wait
Through the long years, a patient ghost,
Until the day I meet him at Your gate.

-A little prayer from an atheist

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hi Kaylie...
Was all I managed before she pounced on me cheerfully... It has been some time since I've seen her... and apparently she has even graduated from Jaffe's puppy training. In record time I must say... But Jaffe's been a little grouchy. Kaylie's been taking over even his blog!

"So what's up Kaylie? Heard about your Graduation and all, no party?"

"Oh Phooey." She said. "I'm inbetween classes now and I'm so bored. I am so glad you came. I've missed you so much. You're like the only dog around there that gives me time or day to play with me."

"Oh really?" I was amused. "I'm real happy to see too. What a fiesty little thing you've grown into."

"Since you're SO BORED... let me teach you something new... com'on to a quieter corner of the Dog Run... We wouldn't want your mom to watch this."

"SURE! I'm so bored I'll learn anything."

"Ok... Even your brother isn't really allowed to learn this... Pay attention now...I'm teething now, so it'll look more impressive in the future.

First... Pull up your lips like that to show that little hint of teeth... Not too much at first... but enough to show your attention... After that you can go all the way like..."

"...Like this?"

Wooh... She's a real fast learner.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Just wanted to highlight to you guys about Jay's Christmas Party that is coming up.

it would be great if plenty of people turned up!!

wish that everyone that decides to attend would buy something for other people's dogs. so if you're bringing 2 dogs, you should buy 2 pressies for the exchange!!! i can't wait!!!

I managed to get to the dog run today! I met up with some old fav. buddies including Baileys and his missing mummy! I was fooling around with another dog today and Baileys got down right JEALOUS!

Wow...a doggie fight over me. I'm really so treasured! I even have some new stuff...I'll take a couple of pictures and post them up later!

Its been a long day. I'll be turning in soon. Hope you guys all had fun today.