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.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

I'm sick again.
My throat hurts...Pa didn't realise there was something wrong with me until when he tried to feed me in the morning.
I couldn't really swallow, so I didn't touch my food. Pa thought I was being picky with my food, but he should know that I really eat everything. I'm also teething, so it hurts to close my mouth completely. and I kept salivating.
AND I MEAN SALIVATING! Pools of it. You can see the picture that I practically am drowning in my own fluids!
Ok...maybe its not as bad as that...but I am leaving pools of saliva all over the place. Then I started vomitting yellow bile. That because I haven't eaten actually. Pa manage to get some food down in me in the evening...but I still wasn't eating much.
I salivate so much that my head is completely soaked after I lie down for a while.
When I didn't touch my food again, Pa brought me to the Vet for a check. Apparently I have a throat infection! Pa was right about licking things from the metal grills and floor. The Vet gave me a very shrap poke in my hind leg area!!! OUCH! and then told Pa that I should take some pills called antibiotics just in case.
Remember Pa has not been feeling too well as well? He has to take the same type of medicine too!
Ok... Pa says sleep is the best medicine...and I know I do that best. Now...if only I know how to keep from feeling like a wet rat when I wake up each morning. If I cannot eat again, Pa will be feeding me 'honey water'. What on earth is honey??

Friday, November 03, 2006

Pa has been wondering why some blogs have Word verification as well as all sorts of moderation tools to monitor the comments page... In the previous post, someone spammed us with some really stupid message.

Pa wonders WHY PEOPLE BOTHER. Not only is it irritating, it does nothing for your product.

Pa recieves something like 1 valid email with 120 spam emails. He spends the first couple of hours a day simply deleting emails. He has tried some spam control tools, but occasionally loses a couple of fairly important emails.

So he turns off the feature and looks at the sender and email subject title.

I personally think companies that distibute such information like selling emails and sending spam mails should be fined severely. Many people who respond to the email's unsubscribe function find themselves having even MORE spam because then the spammer knows that the email address is actually being checked.

Sigh... the heart of a human can be a hard cruel thing.

Now, Pa is stressed over whether he should invest $3500 on a Banner at an AVA website. Do any of you guys actually click on Banners and Logos of companies? How effective are Banners and Logos on websites?

Anyway, Kaylie has certainly grown bigger... and soon she'll be able to out-run me. Hopefully she will still play with me. Next time we're going to look at our old photos and laugh about it!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Pa has been pretty sick for the past week or so.

At first... He thought it was the haze...

Now, he thinks it might be even pneumonia.

I'm pretty upset... its been raining in the afternoons and I miss my Dog Run Sessions.

But still time passes and Pa is still with me until its sleeping time. His cough is quite bad

He's at last going to see a doctor today after 1+ week. Get better soon Pa.

Or else who is going to take care of me?

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

My Pa is mine. Get your own.
Comic strips can be found at Mutt's comics. I edited them to make them more MINE... Dun tell anyone ok? Next time I will come up with Bear's Comics. Advantures of BEAR BEAR the Fearsome Rottie.
until then.....
Pa had almost given up hope for the police or military
Pa realise that it wasn't the uniform that made the was my posture. Head up. Ear's Out. Chest Puffed. Now...that looks like a pretty disciplined dog. Like an impressive dog. Like a dog that would actually obey commands.
Right Brody? By the way, I would like to tell Brody that he's missing my site button. Please rectify this oversight immediately.
Now... if only Pa can figure out how to get me into this position without a Monkey in front of the car.